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January 5, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Training centre for shippers, logistics sector
    A SLOWDOWN can offer the chance for retraining, and the shippers and logistics sector have readily embraced that ethos.
  • Tanker glut shrinks to 7-week low
    A surplus of tankers competing to load two million-barrel cargoes of crude from ports in the Persian Gulf shrank to a seven-week low after bookings of the vessels accelerated to a record.
  • Key Baltic index slides to lowest in three months
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, slid again on Tuesday, the lowest in around three months due to low fixing activity during the Christmas and New Year holidays.
  • Maersk unit to pay US$32m to settle suit
  • Maersk records biggest fleet increase in 2011

Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk Group CEO Andersen has heart surgery as Maersk box chief quits firm
  • Stricken 3,360-TEU Rena splits, but pieces hold together as boxes unloaded
  • Wan Hai and Sinotrans launch 1,200-TEU ships on north China-Taiwan loop
  • Japan box exports expected to shrink 2.3pc in fiscal 2011
  • Cross-strait shipping cuts estimated US$400 million from shippers' costs
  • Vast railway logistics facility built at Hefei west of Shanghai
  • Evergreen resurrects UAM pendulum to North America, Asia and Med
  • Chiquita Brands gives up reefer vessels in favour of containerships
  • Collyer launches on-line e-booking service with 24/7 shipper access
  • Singapore 2011 GDP up 4.8pc, but growth shrinks to 3.6pc in fourth quarter
  • Over Hutchison objections, APM Terminals wins 32-years at Lazaro Cardenas
  • US cold storage firm to open 2nd, 3rd units in Shanghai, Tianjin
  • Shenzhen's Jade Cargo suspends air freight service due to weak demand
  • New deal calls for Chongqing to launch flights to Los Angeles in 2012
  • Deccan Cargo looks for extra investor, new business model to boost coffers
  • Abu Dhabi air cargo volume rises 7pc in November, passengers up 16pc

Exim Indiaweb site
  • AIPA seeks upgradation of passenger facilities at Gateway, New Ferry Wharf
  • Lift & Shift expertly moves over 100 pieces of ODC for Mangalore projects
  • MSC announces rate restoration by $ 200 per TEU
  • Antwerp port's box throughput up to record 8.64 million TEUs in 2011
  • As demand wanes, sugar mills ask for more time to export
  • Tax refund for 18 services now available online
  • BLIA holds peace march in Gandhidham
  • Making the most of opportunities

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Grand Alliance and partners upgrading transatlantic service
    The Grand Alliance members Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and OOCL are collaborating with Hamburg Süd and ZIM to upgrade the tonnage deployed in their transatlantic service between Europe and th...
  • Downer Rail and Progress Rail USA win Tasmanian contract
    Downer Rail, in partnership with Progress Rail USA, has been awarded a contract by Tasmania's TasRail to design, build and deliver 17 new PR22L locomotives, modified to suit the Ta...
  • Demand for electric locomotives rising globally
    The global market for electric locomotives is set to grow solidly - and strongly in some regions - in the next few years, according to a study published by the German consultancy S...
  • Willi Betz selling LGI
    The German forwarding and transport enterprise Willi Betz is selling its logistics subsidiary LGI Logistics Group International to the two companies Kajo Neukirchen and M Cap Finan...
  • IRU sees OECD countries on brink of double dip recession
    The IRU's road transport indices, which allow GDP growth, road freight transport volumes and new vehicle registrations for 58 countries to be compared, forecast that OECD and EU co...
  • Bremerhaven top European automobile hub
    The BLG AutoTerminal Bremerhaven handled its two millionth car of the year on 27 December 2011. The hub thus equalled the records set in 2007 and 2008 and simultaneously took over ...
  • Cheng Wai Keung retiring as NOL chairman
    Cheng Wai Keung is set to retire from the NOL board at the AGM in April 2012. He will be replaced by Kwa Chong Seng, who has been appointed the NOL board's director with effect fro...
  • Substantial cargo investments planned at Liege airport
    Belgium's Liege airport has finalised an investment programme as part of its strategy for expansion. More than EUR 11 million will be invested in 2012, targeting the construction o...
  • Fiege expanding industrial logistics services for Döllken
    The Fiege Group, a logistics provider from Greven (Germany), took over the in-house logistics for Döllken Kunststoffverarbeitung, a polymer-processor based in Gladbeck (Germany), o...
  • Ceva signs five-year contract with Eurofred Group in Iberia
    The logistics and SCM specialist Ceva Logistics has signed a five-year agreement with Eurofred, a leading distributor of equipment for domestic, commercial and industrial air condi...
  • Lufthansa Cargo names Matthias Eberle as head of communications
    Matthias Eberle is set to become the head of Lufthansa Cargo's communications unit on 1 April 2012. Eberle, an economics journalist, currently manages the foreign affairs desk of t...
  • Cargoitalia ceases operations
    The Italian all-cargo carrier Cargoitalia, founded in 2004, is being wound up. The airline's fleet of three MD-11Fs has been grounded since 21 December.
  • Ethiopian Airlines now serves Muscat
    Ethiopian began nonstop flights from Addis Ababa to Muscat, the capital of Oman, on 27 December 2011, the airline's seventh destination in the Middle East and 63rd worldwide. Musca...
  • Varova managing director to lead Finnish family firms body
    Pekka Laitinen, the managing director of Varova, an international transport and forwarding company based in Helsinki (Finland), has been appointed as chairman of the Finnish Family...
  • Manica Group Namibia new WWPC member
    Manica Logistics, a part of the Manica Group in Namibia, has been appointed as an exclusive member of the Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC). Manica Logistics has operational cent...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Kings Point starts work on strategic plan
  • Economy, regional regulations and piracy make 2012 a challenging year, says BIMCO
  • High speed cats ordered for planned Florida-Cuba ferry service
  • NNS takes over nuclear reactor maintenance at Kesselring site
  • New Secretary General reshuffles IMO bureaucracy
  • Jensen Maritime designs ASD tugboats for Caribbean TugZ
  • Ezra Holdings promotes two

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Kalama Port Commission names Wilson deputy director
  • DOT eyes new rules for passenger train emergencies
  • Union Pacific sets contest to remake classic commercial
  • Boeing plans to close BDS facility in Wichita
  • Bareboat charter expires for TOP Ships Inc.

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Bank lenders object to legal fees in Marco Polo Chapter 11 case
    Debtors' counsel stand by their bills, describe them as reasonable and necessary
  • Box line 2011 losses forecast to top $5bn
    Fight for market share slashed spot rates by 50% on key routes
  • China draws the veil over Valemaxes
    VLOC's Dalian debut signals a changing political mood
  • From leader to Lone Ranger
    No longer the biggest gunslinger on the Asia-Europe trades, Maersk still packs a punch
  • Frontline faces a fresh start in 2012
    Deal to pump some assets and all debt into a new Fredriksen-backed company frees tanker giant to fight another day
  • Survival strategies for 2012
    How to stay ahead in a tough market
  • How long until tanker companies have to write-down vessel values?
    Few can afford to follow Frontline's lead
  • Fresh insolvencies likely as ship values set to fall further
    An ill wind blows through shipping finance, with fresh insolvencies likely
  • Volume hike brings false hope
    The new year has started well for container lines but there is little to suggest the industry about to enjoy a repeat of 2010
  • Box industry needs new year resolution to slim down
    Box lines must shed excess tonnage
  • Vintage vessels set to lose most from Iran's threat to close Hormuz
    If Iran follows through on threat, 1990s-built vessels will struggle to find any work
  • Shipping industry in Bahrain still on alert
    Hopes of a peaceful compromise with protesters have been raised by the launching of an independent inquiry, but three issues now complicate decision making in 2012
  • UK officer cadets set to pay for training
    MNTB exploring possibility of financial contribution
  • Telling lies about cargo can cost lives
    Liquefaction of hazardous cargo has claimed four ships in a year
  • Slow going for VLCCs
    Fourth quarter saw speeds average 13.1 kts
  • SK Energy boosts Iranian oil imports
    Move by South Korean refiner comes amid rising tension in the Strait of Hormuz
  • Catlin upgrades kidnap and ransom offering
    Insurer unveils new venture with Drum Cussac and Compass Risk Management
  • Frontline secures 20% up-front reduction on DHT Holdings VLCC charter hire
    John Fredriksen company to pay difference next year, but deal expected to further squeeze DHT cash flow in 2012
  • Capesizes see post-Christmas plunge
    Charter rates plunge 20% as weak fixing activity erodes prices
  • Greek VLCC owner pulls in hefty premium for North Sea to China voyage
    Very large crude carrier to make first UK shipment to China in a year
  • Boxship charters fall to standard $7,000 per day across size sectors
    Maersk Line shocks market with an even lower daily rate of just $5,300
  • Sekimizu shakes it up
    The new IMO secretary-general has made intelligent choices for what promises to be a demanding year for the UN agency
  • US shipowners to suffer from Deepwater Horizon fallout
    Litigation arising from upcoming BP trial to put further pressure on employers
  • Capacity squeeze drives box rates up
    Cargo left on quaysides following sharp surge in volume
  • CMA CGM takes DP World stake in Marseilles container terminal
    French carrier now has full control of MET
  • End-game at Port of Auckland as Fonterra threatens to quit
    Bosses make 'best and final offer' to strikers
  • Cancellations will hit 7% of the South Korean orderbook in 2012
    Analyst predicts fall will stem from orders placed before the 2008 collapse

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • TORM faces delisting
    DANISH product tanker specialist TORM confirmed today it has been warned by NASDAQ on a potential delisting of its American Depository Shares
  • BIMCO sees more glut
    BIMCO has predicted that despite a tonnage glut now plaguing markets, the global drybulk fleet will grow by at least 12% this year
  • Puntland hails EU pirate attack proposal
    OFFICIALS in Somalia's Puntland region have reportedly welcomed an EU scheme to attack onshore pirate redoubts
  • VLCC momentum holding
    BROKERS told Fairplay today VLCC owners can expect continued rate momentum as the New Year unfolds
  • Oz owners back lockout
    AUSTRALIA'S shipowners' grouping has supported DPW's lockout of workers at Port Adelaide
  • Maersk snaps back
    AMONG liners that raised capacity last year, Maersk recorded the biggest fleet growth, adding 392,000teu, an 18% rise year on year, a sector report said today
  • Shortsea sector hungover
    SHORTSEA bulk and breakbulk trades in Europe remain sluggish this week, with brokers quoting a huge overhang in spot and prompt tonnage
  • Galveston approves coal export scheme
    GALVESTON port officials have approved plans for a $700M coal export facility on nearby Pelican Island
  • Seoul vehicle exports rise
    STRONG overseas demand was behind a year-on-year rise in vehicles exported by South Korea's five automakers, IHS Automotive reported today
  • Seoul LNG imports drop 35%
    SOUTH Korea imported 35% less LNG y/y in November, as a moderate winter cut the world's second-biggest LNG importer's heating demand
  • 'K' Line switches to defense
    'K' LINE plans a defensive strategy to deal with shipping's oversupply and slowing economic growth

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Chinese Airlines Won't Pay EU Carbon Tax
    China's airlines won't pay any charges under the European Union's new carbon trading scheme, while other Asian airlines, including Cathay...
  • Heavy-Haul Operator Buys Flatbed Trucker
    Trucking and logistics operator Walden Smokey Point is expanding flatbed operations by acquiring E.W. Wylie Trucking of West Fargo, N.D....
  • Clarion, DHL to Develop Brazilian Logistics Facilities
    Real estate firm Clarion Partners and the real estate arm of DHL Supply Chain, with an unnamed client as partner,...
  • Canadian Ports Say US-Bound Traffic Has Fallen
    Four Canadian ports said Wednesday their share of U.S.-bound containerized cargo has dropped in the last decade, contrary to the...
  • Patriot Rail Restructures Management Team
    Short line and regional freight railroad holding company Patriot Rail Corp. has announced a restructuring of its operations management team,...
  • Jade Cargo Temporarily Suspends Service
    Jade Cargo International, a joint venture between Lufthansa Cargo and Shenzhen Airlines, is temporarily grounding its fleet of six 747-400s...
  • Analyst Downgrades UP Despite High Earnings Outlook
    Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the stock of Union Pacific from "buy" to "hold" Tuesday despite the investment research firm forecasting higher...
  • Former Port of Long Beach Chief McJunkin Dies
    James H. McJunkin, who directed the Port of Long Beach from 1977 to 1988, a period of rapid growth, died...
  • GE Transportation Buys Rail Software Firm
    GE Transportation acquired rail industry software developer RMI from The Carlyle Group, expanding its transportation software and optimization business. ...
  • US Containerized Imports Rose 5 Percent in November
    U.S. containerized imports rose 5 percent in November, led by a spurt in furniture shipments, in their fastest year-over-year increase...
  • FTR Says HOS Changes Make Truck Shortage 'Less Likely'
    Limited changes in truck driver hours of service regulations make a severe trucking capacity shortage "much less likely" in 2012,...
  • Drewry Says Container Lines Lost $5.2 Billion in 2011
    Container shipping lines could lose as much as $5.2 billion in 2011 despite a projected growth in global demand of...
  • Japanese Lines Warn of Tough Year Ahead
    Japan's top three ocean carriers are girding for a difficult 2012 amid vessel overcapacity and sluggish European and U.S. economies,...
  • Maersk to Pay US $31.9 Million to Settle Suit
    Maersk Line Ltd. will pay the U.S. government $31.9 million to settle allegations that the U.S.-flag subsidiary of the world's...
  • China Production Advantage Erodes as US, Mexico Gain
    The cost advantage of manufacturing products in low-cost manufacturing locations in Asia will erode in comparison to the U.S. and...
  • Growing US-Iran Tensions Threaten Global Shipping
    A freight transportation analyst is warning escalating tensions between Iran and the United States over the Strait of Hormuz could...
  • APM Terminals Takes Over Top Scandinavian Gateway
    APM Terminals took over operations Wednesday of Scandinavia's largest container terminal at Sweden's Port of Gothenburg. The facility handles...
  • Trans-Pacific Spot Rate Jumps 27.6 Percent
    Average trans-Pacific spot rates jumped in the first week of the New Year as the carrier members of the Trans-Pacific...
  • MSC Shifts Some Cargo Out of Freeport, Bahamas
    Mediterranean Shipping is shifting some containerized cargo the carrier normally transships at its Bahamian hub of Freeport to other ports...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Dubai's general commerce trade surges
    Dubai's non-oil total trade, which includes direct trade, free zone trade, and customs warehouse trade, exceeded AED814(USD221.6) billion by the end of Q3 11, up ...
  • Transpac rate rise dismissed as 'short term phenomenon'
    Transpacific spot rates have continued their week-by-week rises - a trend that began just before Christmas and which has been put down to a combination ...
  • Maersk fined USD31.9 million in US
    Maersk Line has agreed to pay an out of court settlement of USD31.9 million to the US Government to resolve allegations that it submitted false claims for inflated ...
  • DP World Vancouver signs deal with Nanaimo
    DP World Vancouver and the Nanaimo Port Authority (NPA), which owns cargo-handling facilities and a cruise terminal on Vancouver Island have entered into a three ...
  • Japanese carrier presidents highlight oversupply as major challenge for 2012
    An increased focus on emerging markets and better quality customer service are some main points to come out of the New Year messages of Japan's three ...
  • Rena in danger of breaking up
  • Ngqura CT expansion could be delayed
    South Africa's Transnet SOS has indicated that expansion work at its Ngqura Container Terminal (NCT) could be delayed as a consequence of the capsizing ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • CSAV nears MSC pact
    Capacity modification may be in the cards for Black Sea service as liner giants prepare to seal strategic partnership.
  • Drewry smells blood in the water
    Liner market analyst says small fish may 'disappear' this year amid fears that collective 2011 losses could top $5.2bn.
  • Dahlman lifts Frontline
    John Fredriksen-controlled tanker firm waves farewell to sell tag following $500m restructuring.
  • Intercargo hits out
    Loss of Vinalines Queen shows shipowners did not heed warnings, drybulk association says.
  • DHT redraws FRO charter
    Svein Moxnes Harfjeld at the helm as US-listed tanker owner signs off on VLCC rate reduction and payment plan.
  • Libya boost for tankers
    Aframax rates could start to rise again as 1m barrels of crude lined up to lift from Waha Oil's Es Sider terminal.
  • Clarksons to top City
    Andi Case-led broker will beat full-year profit tips thanks in part to a strong December for its sale and purchase desk.
  • Meadway supramax escapes
    Greek bulker with armed guards survives a clash with pirates in the Gulf of Aden.
  • Viking passenger numbers dip
    But Finnish ro-pax operator sees cargo volumes rise 3% in 2011.
  • Ezra appoints from within
    Singapore-listed offshore outfit promotes two top executives as it eyes global charge.
  • Maersk pulls away at the top
    World's largest containership operator extends its lead over MSC as its fleet increases by almost one fifth in 2011.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 4, 2012
  • Fuel-saving upgrade gets underway
    Three cross-channel vessels expected to cut their bunker consumption by around 10%.
  • Strong gains in Fujairah hub
    Prices for 380 cSt product jump by $26.
  • Bunker prices jump across European markets
    Crude oil prices showing losses in early trading.
  • Shipping association warns against regional regulations
    BIMCO says 'global perspective' must prevail.
  • Study to examine conversion of steamships to LNG
    Great Lakes project to look at feasibility of converting old steamships to run on LNG, and explore supply chain.
  • Trader reports 'problems' meeting low sulphur regulations
    Pakistan State Oil buys fuel oil at 'higher premiums'.
  • Ferry operator highlights fuel costs
    Viking Line warns that bunker costs are likely to pull down earnings year-on-year.
  • Asian bunker prices show double-digit hikes in mid-week
    Supplies tight in Singapore, Hong Kong and Busan.
  • 'Light at the end of the tunnel' in 2013
    Slow steaming should become the global standard, says President of MOL.
  • Tight IFO supplies easing in Colombo
    Replenishment cargoes have arrived.
  • Buckeye's BORCO offshore jetty goes operational
    Offshore jetty is BORCO's second facility which can accommodate VLCC vessels.
  • Hong Kong 380 cSt supplies 'extremely' tight
    Delays in replenishment cargoes means avails are expected to remain tight.
  • Titan Petrochemicals appoints new CEO
    Cai Jian Jun Henry will become Titan's CEO with effect from January 3, 2012.

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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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Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
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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