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February 3, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Record bunker fuel charges sink shipping profits
    Record prices for ship fuel are compounding losses at freight companies already suffering from the worst January on record for transport rates.
  • Asia dry bulk rates to remain low
    Rates for dry bulk carriers on key Asian freight routes are expected to hover near multi-year lows over the next week as an increase in trading activity fails to offset pressure from an ever expanding fleet, ship brokers said yesterday.

Sched Netweb site
  • Cosco announces wide range of rate hikes and surcharges on main trades
  • Hanjin Shipping increases Asia-Europe rates US$700/TEU from March 1
  • WTO declares Chinese export restraints on raw materials violate trade rules
  • Guangzhou's container volume increases 13.4pc in 2011 to 14.4 million TEU
  • Ningbo port box volume doubles in 5 years, making it 4th biggest in China
  • Costamare quarterly profit up 32.8pc to US$75, revenues rise 19pc
  • MSC hopes to boost US export volumes with double call at Norfolk
  • US pork export boom driven by Japanese railway commuter appetites
  • Shandong Hi-Speed Group aims to be one of world's top 500 companies
  • President Obama puts US Trade Representative into Commerce Department
  • Maersk orders 40 giant containership compressors from Norway's Tamrotor
  • Lithuania, Ukraine in talks to improve cargo transportation by Viking train
  • Correction: APM Terminals erroneously referred to 'AP Moller Terminals'
  • Bribery and sanctions panel to focus on directors' liability Feb 27
  • Qantas levies surcharges as high fuel costs and carbon taxes bite
  • Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson airport posts low-growth, record-breaking year
  • US Congress eases lithium battery air cargo shipment bill until 2015
  • Hactl's continuing roll-out of COSAC-Plus results in airline migration
  • Dubai World Central International Airport gains Jebel Ali cargo boost

Exim Indiaweb site
  • 'This is the year of opportunities for the shipping industry'
  • ABG bags ' 500 cr. AHTS vessel order from SCI
  • Allcargo Logistics, Tuticorin handles record 760 TEUs of LCL export consol boxes in 2011
  • Baltic Dry Index falls further
  • World maritime heads to lead global industry dialogue at Asia Pacific Maritime 2012
  • India will not reduce oil imports from Iran despite US pressure: FM
  • DP World box volume surges 10 pc in 2011
  • KPT achieves project cargo handling record
  • HC rules against 'owner's risk' clause used by carriers
  • Exports up 6.7 pc, imports surge 19.8 pc in Dec.
  • Govt may allow 1 mt more sugar exports
  • Govt may lower last fiscal's export figures

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • Scheduled truck service from China to Kazakhstan
    AsstrA Associated Traffic AG has launched a new transport route from China to Kazakhstan via the Chorgos border post in western China. AsstrA, an international transport and logist...
  • Tripartite agreement between CMA-CGM, CSCL and UASC on Asia-Middle East route
    With effect from today (2 February 2012), the French shipping company CMA CGM's CIMEX 1 service on the Asia-Middle East route will be operated jointly by CMA CGM, CSCL and UASC. Th...
  • SNCF: more railfreight thanks to activities abroad
    The French national rail group SNCF generated a total turnover of EUR 32.6 billion in 2011, 7.2% more than in the preceding year. Every one of the SNCF group's divisions saw sales ...
  • Trade in ECO region hindered by border crossings
    The mid-term results of the joint IRU-ECO regular monitoring of trucks / NELTI 3 were presented at the 173rd meeting of the Council of Permanent Representatives of the Economic Coo...
  • Norbert Dentressangle with higher revenue in 2011
    French transport and logistics service provider Norbert Dentressangle reported revenues of EUR 3.576 billion in 2011, a 26% increase over 2010. The transport segment consolidated i...
  • Laurent Castaing is new general manager of STX France
    The STX France shipyard in Saint-Nazaire (France) has appointed Laurent Castaing as its new general manager. He succeeds Jacques Hardelay. Castaing already held various positions a...
  • Toulouse boosts freight volumes
    The airport in the Airbus city Toulouse in southwest France noted an upsurge in all types of airfreight in 2011. Out of a total of 55,211 t of cargo (+5% more than in 2010), the mo...
  • Delta Cargo first to enable GPS for air shippers across global network
    The US carrier Delta Air Lines has announced an exclusive marketing agreement with OnAsset Intelligence, a leading provider of machine-to-machine wireless asset tracking solutions,...
  • Marseille fairly happy with 2011
    At a recent press conference, the port of Marseille (France) announced that its 2011 throughput amounted to 88.2 million t (+3%). The port only handled 945,000 teu instead of the t...
  • Prologis names new director for southern Europe
    The real estate developer Prologis has named Olivier Barge as its head project manager for southern Europe. In this position he will lead the company's teams in France, Italy and S...
  • LAN's cargo revenues up 23% in 2011
    Lan Airlines, one of Latin America's leading cargo carriers, has announced it consolidated financial results for 2011. Cargo revenues (USD1.576 billion) rose by 23.1%, driven by an...
  • XL Airways: manager leaving after change of ownership
    Martin Greiffenhagen, the sole managing director of XL Airways Germany GmbH, is leaving the German charter airline on 29 February at his own request. The move comes after 100% of t...
  • New CEO of Maersk Line picks executive management team
    Maersk Line has updated its organisation and set a new team of executive managers with a blend of experienced executives and newcomers. New to the management team - and Maersk Line...
  • New rail service on the Portugal-Germany Route
    Starting tomorrow (3 February), DB Schenker is offering a new regular train service between Portugal and Germany. Trains for exporters from industry and trade will connect Por...
  • Geneva Free Ports & Warehouses expanding
    Geneva Free Ports & Warehouses Ltd, a Geneva (Switzerland)-based entity that was founded as a bonded warehouse in 1888, is set to expand. In 2009, the service provider already ...
  • Good Q4/2011 result for UPS
    UPS, the world's largest parcel service provider, boosted its financial Q4/2011 turnover to USD 14.17 billion, 6% more than the USD 13.42 billion posted in Q4/2010. The operating p...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • Costa Concordia tragedy hits Royal Caribbean bookings
  • Crowley Maritime promotes Ayala
  • Royal Caribbean picks Resolve Academy as simulator training provider
  • International Shipholding reports fourth quarter results
  • ThyssenKrupp closes sale of Blohm + Voss non-military operations

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • Port of Anacortes cleanup project earns ASEC Silver Star Award
  • Cargill partnership with CHS to boost PNW grain business
  • Port of Tacoma schedules draft strategic plan open house
  • Corps begins next phase of Port of Seattle munitions search
  • Third building going up at Port of Bellingham development

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • China set to increase gas imports by 45% this year
    Extra cargoes set to boost LNG shipping rates
  • US Navy buys Hawaii Superferry catamaran pair for $35m
    Six-year-old saga finally ends after MarAd cuts its losses
  • Product tanker Caletta barely covers transatlantic operating costs
    Vessel glut in Europe as ballasters arrive will cap rates for voyages to the US
  • Italy faces ship finance freeze
    Shipowners to feel squeeze as Italy banks shutdown lending
  • Tankers hit as China's oil demand growth slows
    European debt crisis reigns in Chinese economic growth and oil demand
  • Comment: Chinese regulation is just a dressed-up Vale ban
    Beijing's ban on all bulk carriers over 350,000 dwt makes no sense in terms of vessel dimensions
  • MSC and Zim join Asia-Europe rates push
    World Container Index down after Shanghai-Rotterdam component declines
  • Liner industry must scrap older tonnage
    Container sector takes delivery of 1.8m teu in 2012
  • British Marine defectors to pay over $1.2m in damages and court costs
    P&I fixed premium start-up cannot appeal decision
  • Default 'academic' to amount of lending for owners
    But ex-RBS shipping man sees operational risks for banks if country misses repayment
  • Greek banks provide a quarter of the shipping loan book
    In the past Greek owners turned to international finance
  • Wider financing crisis trumps spectre of Greek default
    Whether Greece defaults on its sovereign debt or not, when it comes to financing the nation's owners have bigger problems to worry about
  • Noble sends its drillships to Mexico
    Slowdown in regional drilling after Deepwater Horizon spill
  • Costs mount as offshore drillers clean up industry's image
    Noble ups spends on health, safety and the environment after Deepwater Horizon spill
  • Preliminary ruling boosts Transocean
    The US Department of Justice court case against BP, Anadarko and Transocean is set to start on February 27
  • Cool heads will find common ground in Rotterdam
    It takes consensus not lawsuits to resolve capacity row over Maasvlakte 2
  • Don't dismiss Manila
    Lay off Manila's automobile problem and consider it as a budding maritime centre
  • Zero dollar rates reported as Atlantic supramax demand dwindles
    No respite as shipowners chase dwindling cargoes
  • January capesize spot fixtures reach lowest level in over three years
    Weak cargo demand explains dry bulk rates crash
  • Pressure mounts in US for Harbour Maintenance Tax Fund reform
    Operators say government coffers are full but ports' dredging needs go unmet
  • Costlier finance curbs orderbook, says Bottiglieri
    Breakneck expansion would be 'suicide', says top Italian owner
  • North Europe faces zero import growth in 2012
    Continent will be slow to emerge from recession, says Global Port Tracker
  • Royal Caribbean tries to reassure cruise customers
    2012 bookings fall after Costa Concordia casualty
  • China sheds light on valemax ban
    Dry bulkers over 350,000 dwt and 450,000 dwt tankers are barred from country's ports
  • OSG chief Arntzen backs US tax change on foreign earnings
    American Shipping Reinvestment Act would allow US shipping companies to bring home earnings 'stranded' overseas

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • Italy refuses to issue cruise accident report
    ITALY'S maritime register has reportedly refused for two years to submit an accident report involving a sister ship of Costa Concordia to the IMO
  • MOL, NYK graded down
    MOL AND NYK Line were both graded down today by a ratings agency
  • Survivors sought in PNG sinking
    MERCHANT ships have helped rescue hundreds of people after a ferry sank today in Papua New Guinea, but scores are still missing
  • Italy seeks piracy help
    ITALIAN Prime Minister Mario Monti has reportedly asked Somali counterpart Abdiweli Mohamed Ali for help in freeing an Italian tanker taken by pirates
  • Profits rocket at Essar Ports
    RUIAS-owned Essar Ports today reported a 500% increase in profits year on year for 2011's October-December quarter
  • Korean builder profits fall
    SAMSUNG HI said today 2011 profits dropped 12% year on year to 863.9Bn won ($772M)
  • Tanker demand grows
    TONNE-MILE demand for oil product tankers will rise by 2% on an annual average, as more refined products make their way from the West to the East, according to brokerage McQuilling
  • OSG urges US tax change
    INVESTMENT in the US tanker market would improve if an obscure tax law is eliminated, OSG has told Congress
  • Jadroplov halves losses
    CROATIA'S Jadroplov bulk shipping company has reported a 50% drop in consolidated net losses for 2011 year on year, to 11.4M kuna ($2M)
  • Carriers seek rate rises
    BOX LINES are demonstrating their resolve to halt a prolonged price war by seeking higher rates on the depressed Asia/Europe route
  • China gobbles Newcastle coal
    CHINA started 2012 with another strong year-on-year boost in its thermal offtake from Newcastle, terminal operator Port Waratah Coal Services has indicated
  • Overcapacity to hit rising rates
    MAJOR box shipping lines have unveiled significant rate increases in recent months, but the sustainability of the rises remains in doubt because persistent overcapacity, a shipping analyst has warned
  • BHP approves port funding
    MINING giant BHP Billiton said today it has approved $779M in funding to start the first stage its Outer Harbour expansion at Port Hedland in Western Australia
  • Keeping nickel ore dry
    INTERCARGO today issued guidelines for transporting nickel ore in response to four sinkings and 66 deaths in the past 15 months, all related to the cargo
  • CSD shuffles businesses
    TWO NEW drybulk companies are being added to China's shipping sector

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • RailAmerica Acquires Two Short-Line Railroads
    RailAmerica this week announced the acquisition of a Michigan short-line railroad, a Northeast short-line railroad and a transload operator for...
  • MSC to Raise Asia-Europe Charges By $775
    Mediterranean Shipping raised the stakes in the container ship carrier bid to pump up rates on depressed Asia-Europe lanes on...
  • Q&A: California's Ports Face Challenges, High Environmental Standards
    JOC Editor Bill Mongelluzzo reports live from The 12th Annual California Maritime Leadership Symposium conference in Sacramento, Calif. Bill says...
  • Moody's Downgrades MOL, NYK Line
    Moody's this week downgraded the ratings of Japanese ocean carriers NYK Line and MOL, citing concerns that vessel overcapacity could...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Raises Rates on Far East-India-Middle East Service
    Hapag-Lloyd will apply general rate increases on all cargo moving from Far East Asia to the Indian subcontinent and the...
  • Maersk Switches Belgian Ports on Middle East, India Service
    Maersk Line will replace a call at Zeebrugge, Belgium, with an Antwerp port call on service connecting the Middle East,...
  • Transport Corporation of India Profit Up 15 Percent
    Transport Corporation of India said Thursday its net profit in the third quarter of fiscal year 2011 rose 15 percent...
  • Container Lines Gain Record Schedule Reliability
    Container shipping lines boosted the reliability of their service schedules to a new record of on-time arrivals in the last...
  • Indonesia Boosts Exports, Taps Manufacturing Shift
    Indonesian exports in 2011 rose 29 percent year-over-year to $204 billion, as Southeast Asia's largest economy taps manufacturers' shift of...
  • Congress Set to Vote on FAA Reauthorization
    After five years and 23 extensions, authorization of Federal Aviation Administration operations could clear Congress as early as this week....
  • Asia-Europe Spot Rates Drop 6.4 Percent
    Average spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade lane dropped this week for the second week in a row, even as...
  • Hanjin Seeks $700 Increase in Asia-Europe Rates
    Hanjin Shipping joins other major ocean carriers in pushing bold rate increases on the depressed Asia-Europe trade lanes, announcing a...
  • Kuehne + Nagel Buys Australian Perishables Forwarder
    Kuehne + Nagel's acquisition of specialized Australian freight forwarder Link Logistics International is the Swiss logistics giant's latest expansion in...
  • Costamare More Than Doubled Net Income Last Quarter
    Costamare more than doubled its fourth quarter net income to $26.1 million from a year ago, as the Greek containership...
  • OOCL to Quit Providing Chassis in NY-NJ Port Region
    OOCL plans to quit providing chassis for the drayage of import and export containers at facilities in the New York...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • NAFTA trade up 13% in November
    Continuing the positive sentiment emanating from across the pond, the latest data released by the US Department of Transport's (DOT) statistics office for trade ...
  • Tank cleaning station in Russia opened
    Bertschi and Stolt have opened a tank cleaning station in Nizhnij Novgorod, 400km east of Moscow, where a big chemical cluster is located.The facility is located ...
  • UASC confirms replacement of AEC2 Asia/Europe service
    UASC has confirmed that as a result of its new alliance with CMA CGM and CSCL, it will be revising its AEC2 service between Asia and Northern Europe this ...
  • Bunker prices and slower Asia-Europe trade hurts UASC
    High bunker prices and slower than expected growth in the Asia-Europe trade has made life tough for UASC, admitted Jorn Hinge, president and ceo of the company ...
  • Belgium slips back into recession
    The ignominious label of being the first non-bail out eurozone country to fall back into recession has gone to Belgium following the posting of a 0.2% contraction ...
  • More carriers dash for cash in Asia/Europe tradelane
    More carriers have joined Hapag-Lloyd in announcing swingeing freight rate increases in the tradelane from Asia to Europe on March 1, 2012, as shown in the table. ...
  • Middle East is resilient and offers opportunities
    This was the view of most speakers and delegates participating in the Middle East Liner Shipping Conference held in Dubai earlier this week.Mathijs Slangen, a senior ...
  • NYK the best of a bad bunch
    NYK drifted into the red in the first nine months of its financial year started on April 1, 2011, but outperformed its Japanese colleagues in MOL and K Line. Its ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • Oaktree investigates IT breach
    Private equity giant joins Gulmar Offshore in torpedoing allegations of fraud and tax evasion as police probe whistleblower.
  • Seadrill CFO resigns
    John Fredriksen-controlled drilling giant shuffles management structure as Esa Ikaheimonen departs.
  • China clarifies valemax ban
    China Shipowners' Association sheds light on specifics of bulker boycott while Brazilian mining giant breaks silence.
  • Lazard cuts Urs Dur
    Investment firm parts with one of shipping's veteran equity analysts in tough finance market.
  • HLNG eyes expansion ammo
    Oslo-quoted owner tests market appetite for gas stocks with $200m fundraiser aimed at growing FSRU arsenal.
  • Lodestar losers pay the price
    Team behind attempt to take British Marine's P&I business by stealth suffer another comprehensive defeat.
  • Dutch courage boosts Siestas
    Insolvent German yard's hopes of survival lifted by Van Oord renegotiating wind power order.
  • Germans sue Schettino
    Nineteen passengers file claim against captain of Costa Concordia, claiming negligence.
  • Tidewater trumps the street
    US offshore giant defies analysts' expectations to hold steady course in the final quarter.
  • Concordia hurts RCCL
    Richard Fain-led Royal Caribbean will miss first quarter and 2012 estimates following Carnival's Italian casualty.
  • BP suezmax punctured
    Alaskan Navigator heads to repair yard after small hole found in hull off Oregon.
  • SCF IPO "first in line"
    Russian economy ministry says tanker company's share sale is the main priority for the spring.
  • Statoil gives Bergen work
    Oslo-listed shipbuilder and offshore firm wins subsea construction job from Norwegian oil and gas giant.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • W.R. Zanes promotes executives
  • K+N buys Australian perishables specialist
  • Lynden adds Belgium location
  • ACP says canal expansion on schedule
  • DOT begins 4th round of TIGER grants
  • Old Dominion opens PNW drayage center
  • Maersk drops Asia-Europe loop
  • Lines bemoan Asia-Europe dynamics, seek rate hikes
  • Virgin names Epstein VP Americas sales
  • JDA's 4Q revenue up, software down
  • IBM completes Emptoris buy
  • Hyundai doubles size of India loop
  • Hapag-Lloyd raises Asia/India-Mideast rates

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 2, 2012
  • Presentations invited for particulate measurement workshop
    'Scope of the workshop covers marine distillate fuels, which should be of interest to Sustainable Shipping and Bunkerworld readers.'
  • IMO: New fuel oil sampling guidelines cause a stir
    BLG fails to move forward on determining appropriate procedures often used by port state control for collecting fuel samples.
  • Ratings agency downgrades MOL and NYK
    Moody's says shipping lines' cash flow will remain weak.
  • Fuel oil prices rise, MGO mixed
    Good bunker demand in Hamburg.
  • Small price movements in Fujairah
    One player in Suez had no avails of 180 cSt product.
  • Chinese player in first overseas term-supply contract
    Deal allows Chinese supplier to use BP bunker network.
  • Discounts widen for fuel oil cargoes
    East Asia sees record volume of product moving into the market.
  • Clipper Group to get new Senior Bunker Manager
    Leaves Torm Shipping to join Clipper in March.
  • Terminal operator welcomes high bunker prices
    Baltic Oil Terminals says all its tanks are fully let.
  • Singapore onshore fuel stocks at 18-week high
    Fuel oil stocks rise due to the influx of Western arbitrage cargoes.
  • Prices in Asian hubs show little change
    Moderate demand in Singapore.
  • Singapore unveils new fleet of low-emission patrol crafts
    Green features in line with MPA's commitment to cleaner shipping and marine environment protection, it says.
  • Japan bunker inventories expected to rise in February
    Idemitsu Kosan offering 'plenty of avails,' says traders.
  • Fuel testing agency opens lab in Ghana
    'World-class modern' facility will test and inspect various oil and petroleum products including marine fuel.
  • S&P lowers Buckeye's outlook
    Revision reflects its opinion that Buckeye's credit metric may remain weak for an 'extended period.'
  • Japanese player welcomes new bunker trader
    Fujimura Koji joined the company this week.

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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
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
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 "
››› Meetings File
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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