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February 2, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Record high fuel prices add to shipping woes
    Record prices for ship fuel are compounding losses at freight companies already suffering from the worst January on record for transport rates.
  • Vale can serve China customers from M'sia base
    Brazil's Vale SA, the world's second-largest mining company, could serve Chinese customers from an iron-ore supply base under construction in Malaysia, bypassing China's port ban on the company's super freighter, a company source told Reuters.
  • Chinese shipping stocks rally in HK on hopes of freight rate rise
    Shares of Hong Kong-listed Chinese shipping companies rallied along with Asian rivals yesterday amid hopes they will be able to increase freight rates and expectations that Beijing's move to ban a new class of giant freight carriers from the country's ports could benefit Chinese ship operators.

Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk Line increases Asia-Europe rates US$775/TEU from February 15
  • CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC mass their mega ships on joint Asia-Mideast loop
  • OOCL ups rate US$200/TEU for North Europe to Asia from February 15
  • New Maersk Line CEO picks execs as group chief recovers from heart surgery
  • MOL, NYK and 'K' Line container losses exceed US$500 million Oct to Dec
  • Maersk complies with Port of Gothenburg's costly flow-sulphur fuel rule
  • French shipowners, transport minister blast EU low-sulphur fuel rule
  • Shanghai International Shipping Institute doubts 2012 will bring recovery
  • Two new Huanghua container port berths open for use on the Bohai Gulf
  • MSC adds third of five 13,050-TEUers to Far East-north Europe Lion service
  • Amazon.com builds major China distribution centre in Nanning
  • ICTSI's Philippines Mindanao container terminal sees growth in 2011
  • Mitsubishi to choose between Tallinn or Riga as port into Russia
  • Lufthansa Cargo eyes Asia growth ahead of capacity cuts, night flight bans
  • AfricaWest Cargo Airlines dumps MD 11 for temp-controlled B767F-300
  • Worldwide Flight Services lands three contracts in US Virgin Islands

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • Gulf Air to end Geneva service
    A month from today (1 March 2012), Gulf Air is cancelling its thrice-weekly Manama-Geneva (Switzerland) service. Bahrain's flag carrier resumed this service at the start of Summer ...
  • Network Rail in UK Creates new train operator alliances
    Network Rail (UK) has plans to form alliances with at least half a dozen train operators as it looks to work more closely with such entities. Alliance framework agreements have so ...
  • Charging heavy goods vehicles in UK
    The UK Department for Transport has launched a consultation on a proposed road user charging scheme for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) of 12 t and over. The proposal's primary objecti...
  • Port of Vancouver celebrating 100th anniversary in 2012
    The Port of Vancouver (Canada) has launched a new website called "A Century of Possibilities" in addition to it existing one. The move is to celebrate the port's 100th an...
  • Liebherr: mobile harbour crane department successful in 2011
    2011 was a very successful year for Liebherr's mobile harbour crane department. It delivered a total of 49 mobile harbour cranes in a four-rope configuration for dedicated bulk han...
  • Budapest Airport reports record cargo volumes
    Budapest airport achieved a record cargo throughput in 2011, handling more than 100,000 t for the first time. Flown air cargo volumes grew by 6.4% to almost 70,000 t, while trucked...
  • Singapore-based RichLand-LSP appoints new managing director
    The chemical logistics solutions provider RichLand-LSP has appointed Graham Wall as managing director as it looks to expand its bulk liquid chemical transport operations throughout...
  • Emirates extends Southern African network
    Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Dubai (UAE)-based Emirates, one of the fastest growing international airlines, has bolstered its operations on the booming Africa trade r...
  • Hupac: some 725,000 road shipments diverted to the railway
    The Swiss intermodal service provider Hupac increased the number of road shipments that were hauled by train by 6.6% to 723,894 in 2011. In H1/2011, Hupac posted a double-digit gro...
  • Kögel doubled its turnover
    According to the German Association of the Automotive Industry, trailer maker Kögel achieved an above-average rate of growth in the 2011 financial year. Turnover at the renowned tr...
  • BVL Logistics Forum in Duisburg is history
    The German association Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) has confirmed to the German trade press that it has decided to cease holding the BVL Logistics Forum in Duisburg (Germany).T...
  • TNT Express introduces Pharma Safe
    The Dutch service provider TNT Express has introduced Pharma Safe, a special reliable temperature-controlled transport service for pharmaceutical products such as medicines, vaccin...
  • Dachser Far East: new warehouse in Shanghai
    Dachser, a Germany-based global logistics service provider, is stepping up its contract logistics activities in China. To this end a new 10,000 sqm warehouse was recently phased in...
  • TFG Transfracht's MD Gerhard Oswald celebrates 60th birthday
    Gerhard Oswald, managing director of TFG Transfracht, is celebrating his 60th birthday today (1 February 2012). Last year also saw another "round" anniversary as it marked his 30th...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • General Maritime files reorganization plan
  • ABG shipyard wins $104.4 million, six ship AHTS order
  • Alion awarded $72.3 million Navy contract
  • Damen launches fisheries vessel for Angola at Romanian shipyard
  • Dubai cracks down on cruise ship safety

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • Trade between NAFTA partners up during month of November
  • Coast Guard responds to vessel explosion in Sequim Bay
  • Old Dominion Freight Line opening Seattle-Tacoma facility
  • Port Metro Vancouver begins Land Use Plan process
  • Crowley taps Jose Ayala as Puerto Rico vice president

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • Evergreen raises the bar as box lines press to restore battered freight rates
    Sights set on Asia-Europe trades with increases of up to $900 per teu proposed
  • A code to keep pilots on course
    It was interesting and encouraging to see how Liverpool's pilotage service has won accreditation by Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance
  • Intermodal Spring sweeps the Middle East
    Israeli plans for a rail link between the Red and Mediterranean seas follow Saudia Arabia's approval for a $7bn line between the country's east and west coast ports
  • How big is the shipping finance market?
    An insider's guide to impressing your boss
  • 81 large tankers forecast to leave fleet in 2012 says ICAP
    Demolition, storage and conversion sales will reduce tonnage
  • Shortsea and feeder trades 'will consolidate'
    Dynamar shipping consultancy says cascade effect of the changing deepsea container market has brought fierce competition
  • Simatech sees a silver lining
    Rising costs create opportunity for feeder operators by driving the container lines towards outsourcing
  • Tonnage cascade an opportunity not a threat to feeder operators
    New niches based on geography and service
  • Chill economic wind blows Nordic owners
    Expect imaginative prose from Nordic shipowners' investor relations departments in the coming weeks
  • Middle Eastern vessel glut forces VLCC owners to fight for cargoes
    Two ships for every shipment available from 10-20 February
  • Private maritime security body launches self-regulation programme
    International regulation still elusive as SAMI launches UK accreditation drive
  • General Maritime files Chapter 11 reorganisation plan
    Oaktree to pump $175m of new money into company
  • BP must cover some Deepwater Horizon claims against Halliburton
    Court ruling says oil giant must indemnify third-party compensatory claims
  • Asleep at the wheel
    According to the findings, up to 45% of second and third mates on watch during the small hours will doze off momentarily at some point in a typical working week
  • Iran's tanker twist
    Former NITC chief executive Mohammed Souri's reputation was one of a careful shipping expert who cared deeply about safety and quality standards
  • US Congress to review Harbour Maintenance Tax
    Plans for dedicated funds for dredging if reform goes ahead
  • Black Sea freeze causes dry bulk terminal delays
    Supramaxes face difficulties accessing Sea of Azov ports and Bosporus Strait closed for a day due to snowstorm
  • Auerbach raises cash to buy second cargo vessel
    Hamburg shipping company doubles its equity capital with appeal to wealthy private investors
  • Marampa exports mark an milestone for Sierra Leone
    London Mining loads its first iron ore cargo from former war-torn state
  • Containership charter market needs a post-Chinese new year holiday boost
    Higher activity in 2,500 teu-2,800 teu boxships than in larger vessels
  • Fitch awards negative outlook for Indian shipping
    Agency rates logistics as stable
  • Iran sanctions change to target NIOC and NITC
    Implementation would depend on whether Revolutionary Guard links are established
  • UPDATED: Baltic Dry Index hits 26-year low
    Bulk carrier market indicator slumps to 662 points, below 2008 financial crash levels
  • Intercargo issues transport guidelines for bulk vessels
    66 seafarers killed in casualties involving nickel ore carriers

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • More box ship idling seen
    MORE BOX ships must be idled for rates to recover profitability, as slow steaming has reached its limit, a sector consultancy warned today
  • Bills target NIOC, NITC
    SANCTIONS targeting National Iranian Oil and National Iranian Tanker are featured in new legislation proposed in Congress
  • Port Kembla strike starts
    DOCKERS began a scheduled weeklong strike today at the BHP Billiton-operated Port Kembla coal terminal in Australia
  • Ports laud transport bill
    US PORTS today hailed a transport and jobs bill that recognises intermodal and port concerns
  • German government asked to ease squeeze
    CASH-strapped German shipowners are seeking further government guarantees to facilitate loans from private shipping banks this year
  • India haunted by 2008-9
    INDIAN shipping groups are likely to report reduced cashflows in 2012 resulting from a fall in revenues and profitability, a ratings agency said today
  • 77% profits fall stings Mercator (Singapore)
    MERCATOR Lines (Singapore) said today its profits for 3QFY2012 plummeted 77% year on year, to $1.18M
  • UniCredit scaling down shipping loans
    ITALIAN bank UniCredit is reportedly scaling down its ship financing operations to boost its capital reserves
  • Iggy worsens Oz port snarls
    THE LUNAR New Year holiday and Cyclone Iggy are making congestion worse today in Australian iron ore ports
  • Finnlines shareholder continues legal case
    FINNLINES, the Helsinki-listed ro-ro and terminal operator, said today its second-largest shareholder Ilmarinen will appeal a court ruling over the dividend policy of the shipping group
  • China props up Indonesia's coal exports
    INDONESIA exported 269.34M tonnes of coal in 2011, IHS McCloskey reported today
  • Seafarers missing after Vera sinks
    AT LEAST seven seafarers are reported missing today after a dry cargo ship sank in the Black Sea off Turkey
  • DOF Subsea mulls another issue of bonds
    NORWAY'S DOF Subsea said today it might issue more unsecured bonds after raising 700M kroner ($121M) by an issue of five-year bonds in January
  • Iran's navy foils pirates
    AN ATTEMPT by Somali pirates to hijack an oil tanker near the Gulf of Arden has reportedly been thwarted by Iran's navy
  • VLCCs skid 4 WS points
    BROKERS told Fairplay today VLCC rates are diving, with the benchmark Persian Gulf/Japan route losing more than 4 Worldscale points over the past day

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • Export Advocates Urge Congress to Reform Harbor Tax
    A Louisiana agriculture official urged Congress on Wednesday to direct the Army Corps of Engineers to fully tap the Harbor...
  • Amazon Says Supply Chain Investments Could Hurt Profit
    Amazon.com is telling investors its heavy investment in distribution centers and other supply chain improvements to speed delivery of consumer...
  • Rail Transfer Project at Port Everglades Progresses
    The opening of an intermodal rail container transfer facility at the Port of Everglades came closer to fruition after a...
  • C.H. Robinson Revenue Jumps 10.4 Percent
    Strong truckload demand pushed revenue up 10.4 percent in the fourth quarter to $2.6 billion at C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the...
  • ILA, United Arab Shipping Agree to Contract
    United Arab Shipping's U.S. agency and International Longshoremen's Association Local 1964 have agreed to a three-year contract covering a handful...
  • Saia Profit Soars, Revenue Tops $1 Billion
    Multiregional less-than-truckload carrier Saia returned to trucking's billion dollar club in 2011 as its profit skyrocketed on higher LTL rates...
  • SC Senate Rebukes Governor, Votes to Block Savannah Dredging
    The South Carolina Senate voted unanimously Tuesday to rebuke Gov. Nikki Haley for allowing environmental regulators to approve a Savannah...
  • MSC Hikes Rates from US to Middle East, India, Africa
    Mediterranean Shipping will apply a general rate increase for U.S. shipments to the Middle East, India, the Mediterranean and Africa,...
  • CMA CGM Raises Asia-Mediterranean-Europe Rates
    CMA CGM announced a rate increase of $750 per 20 foot container on the Asia-Mediterranean-North Europe route effective March 1,...
  • Trucker ODFL Expands Trans-Pacific, Drayage Services
    Less-than-truckload operator Old Dominion Freight Line is moving deeper into the drayage business, opening a container drayage facility in the...
  • BAA Loses Appeal to Keep London Stansted
    BAA must sell London Stansted, the U.K.'s second largest air cargo hub, after a court rejected the airport operator's appeal...
  • US Factory Production Accelerated in January
    A widely watched economic gauge showed U.S. manufacturing activity picked up speed in January, growing to its highest level since...
  • YRC Worldwide Renames Long-Haul Carrier
    YRC Worldwide is rebranding its largest less-than-truckload operating subsidiary, YRC, as YRC Freight. The name change is part...
  • Yusen Logistics Profit Surges on Revenue Jump
    Yusen Logistics's net profit surged 14.7 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2011, which started on April 1,...
  • Maersk Raises Rates From India to Latin America, Caribbean
    Maersk Line imposed a general rate increase on trades from India to Latin America and the Caribbean, starting March 1....
  • Fecso Books Double-Digit Rail, Ocean, Terminal Growth
    Fesco booked double-digit growth across its ocean container, rail, port terminal and intermodal units in 2011 as it benefited from...
  • Trans-Pacific Spot Rate Stays Firm Amid Sluggish Demand
    The average spot rate on the eastbound trans-Pacific didn't budge this week as a lull in demand for cargo space...
  • New Maersk CEO Skou Names Management Team
    Maersk Line's new CEO, Soren Skou, wasted no time putting his own management team in place to run the world's...
  • Global Air Freight Expands for Second Straight Month
    Global air cargo traffic increased in December on a month-to-month basis for the second straight month, but yields remain under...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • UAE spurs DP World to record 55 million TEU
    A jump in traffic at DP World's flagship port, Jebel Ali, helped propel the globe's third largest operator of container terminals to handle almost 55 million TEU ...
  • Mixed results for European rail
    The transfer of road traffic to rail in Europe continued at a slow pace last year, despite increasing environmental awareness, escalating road traffic congestion, ...
  • MOL also sinks further into the red
    Mitsui OSK Line joined the growing list of carriers to declare red figures last year. In the first nine months of its financial year started April 1, 2011, Group ...
  • Dachser expands in China
    Kempten, Germany-headquartered global logistics company, Dachser, is confident that China will continue its growth as it invests in a new Shanghai-based warehouse ...
  • Hapag-Lloyd GRI a shock and awe tactic?
    The announcement from Germany's Hapag-Lloyd last week of a USD750 per TEU Far East westbound general rate increase effective March 1 was at first thought to be ...
  • CSAV's new business model showing gains
    The downsizing collaborating strategy of troubled Chilean liner CSAV is having a positive impact on its operational numbers, in contrast to many of its peers where ...
  • K Line sinks further into the red
    K Line lost JPY42,166 (USD542.4) million in the first nine months of its financial year (ending March 31, 2012), which is little better than the staggering loss ...
  • Maersk gets new management team and Damco moves
    Maersk Line has named a new management team to lead it into the future. Lucas Vos has replaced Chief Commercial Officer Hanne Sorensen, who was recently appointed ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • CMRE climbs in the fourth
    Constantinos Constantakopoulos-controlled containership owner beats Wall Street bets as profit more than doubles.
  • Cosco arm sues craft retailer
    Chinese shipping giant's US container unit cries foul over unpaid box bills as craft king faces Texas showdown.
  • Gulmar CFO to step down
    Finance chief of Oaktree-backed offshore contractor races to the exit as talk of tax headaches and expansion escalates.
  • Genmar rolls the dice
    Bankrupt US tanker owner files restructuring plan as it races to unshackle Chapter 11 chains by spring.
  • Global Offshore sees dip
    Bombay-listed offshore vessel owner has final quarter earnings slashed.
  • Platou ponders Iranian poser
    Iranian embargo is already pushing rates but it won't provide a lasting cure for low earnings, says Ole-Rikard Hammer.
  • KHI profit suffers
    Nine-month earnings drop 16% at Japanese group's shipbuilding division as steel price rises.
  • Battered BDI hits modern low
    Following 31 sessions in reverse the Baltic Dry Index today set a new post-Lehman low water mark.
  • KfW IPEX increases lending
    German financier handed out more cash last year, including EUR 2bn of shipping loans.
  • Five years to fix
    Shipping can turn the corner in the next half decade if owners use the only trick still open to them, broker says.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • First batch of Fords heads to S. Korea
  • TP Pulse review: Long-term rates help prevent rolls
  • C.H. Robinson's 4Q profit rises 5.9%
  • Boekhorst heads ocean freight at IJS Global
  • FMC reviews 5 OTI license applications
  • Tegma finalizes LTD buy
  • Everglades snags new chief, finalizes intermodal deal
  • Baltimore offers cash to scrap old trucks
  • Management revamp at Maersk Line
  • Rep. Mica introduces surface transportation bill
  • Ship financier scales vessel lending
  • TS Lines joins Goto, leaves Grand China
  • Study: Oakland port pollution drops

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2012
  • Oil leaking from wrecked cruise ship
    Floating barriers 'lifting in strong winds.'
  • Crude prices unsettled on inventory increases
    Oil rose after manufacturing indexes from China to the US to Germany increased in January.
  • Fujairah market sees prices weaken
    Players report 'busy market' in Middle East hub.
  • Quiet market in North European hubs
    Rotterdam prices relatively stable for a second straight-day.
  • Court ruling means new delay in settling bunker bills
    Appeal court judges raise questions about forced sale of arrested ship.
  • Share of fuel above 3.50% sulphur limit shrinks further
    Latest DNVPS report shows 19% of fuels testing above 3.50% sulphur were high viscosity fuels.
  • Arbitrage volumes at 'seven-year' high
    Market poised for 'downwards correction.'
  • Regional bunker association elects new Board
    Deniz Eraydin of Cye Petrol to head TBA for the second time.
  • Demand generally slack in Asian ports
    Prices show little movement.
  • K-Line anticipates over $700 million full year loss
    Blames continued sluggishness in global markets, high bunker prices for wider loss forecast.
  • HK proposes lower port dues to encourage cleaner fuels switch
    Reduce port dues by half for vessels that use low sulphur fuel, says senior government official.
  • Slow steaming benefits 'reach their limits'
    Further slowing down 'unlikely' to ease overcapacity, says Alphaliner.
  • US refinery commences shutdown
    Refinery losses amounted to $1.3 billion in the past three years, says Hovensa.
  • Chinese fuel oil imports down 9% in January
    Amid sluggish demand from the bonded bunker market.
  • Brightoil completes $75 million acquisition
    Issues some 323 million of its shares in exchange for shares and debts of an investment holding firm.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
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PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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