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February 6, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Baltic dry index slips but may signal reversal
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity shipping costs, extended a 25-year low even as hire costs for some shipments to China gained.

Sched Netweb site
  • MOL containership rescues 116 after ferry sinks off Papua New Guinea
  • Drewry: Carriers hit on-time high with Maersk, Hanjin and Cosco leading
  • Samsung designs tailor-made 13,200 TEU ship to transit Panama Canal
  • Port Tracker: 2012 European imports to flatten after 3.9pc rise in 2011
  • Anhui ports aim to hit 450,000 TEU this year as infrastructure expands
  • US railways to spend record US$13 billion on rail freight expansion
  • GAC offers pollution service to assist shipowner compliance by March 1
  • US highways act seeks US$260 billion, 'biggest bill since 1956 Interstate'
  • Neptune Orient Lines ends monthly container volume and revenue reports
  • French pilots set to strike this week over government's anti-strike bill
  • December rebound on air cargo volumes after lacklustre 2011: IATA chief
  • Global Air Cargo Advisory Group hits EU carbon tax, wants ICAO rules to rule
  • Dragonair welcomes HK Government pledge to boost logistics, aviation
  • GOL Linhas Aereas opens US$6.3 million air cargo terminal in Sao Paulo

Exim Indiaweb site
  • CSL wins MoU Excellence Award for 3rd year in a row
  • Dry bulk rates in Asia seen struggling
  • High bunker prices exacerbating shipping industry gloom
  • INTTRA alliance network grows to 70+ members
  • MOL to scrap 5 double hull tankers
  • MSC announces rate restorations on India-East Africa trade lanes
  • Prospects for shipping look bleak in 2012: Fitch
  • Vessel scrapping may reach new high in 2012
  • Mines Ministry for export of all kinds of iron ore
  • Kochi Port to issue additional stevedoring licences
  • Port of Antwerp handles record containers & liquid bulk in 2011
  • National permit fee for commercial vehicles to be reviewed soon
  • Rlys to clear model concession pact for freight corridor soon
  • Forex reserves surge $ 673 m to $ 294 b; ' crests to 3-month high
  • Iran's threat over embargo pushes Brent oil above $ 112
  • Policy initiatives to contain pollution on our coasts
  • Aaras Shipping Agencies moves heavy equipment & break bulk cargo from China to Pakistan
  • Blue Water Shipping awarded challenging transport of jack-up rig

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • CargoNet to launch new intermodal shuttle in Norway
    Freight operator CargoNet is to launch a shuttle service to transport containers and semi-trailers between Kristiansand and the recently-opened Ganddal terminal near Stavanger (bot...
  • ERTMS/ETCS between Ankara and Istanbul
    Ansaldo STS has signed agreements with the Italo-Turkish joint venture, Salini-GCF-Kolin, to supply rail signalling, automation and telecommunications systems for the Gebze-Kosekoy...
  • IJS Global with Hong Kong-based new head of ocean freight
    IJS Global, a worldwide logistics service provider, has appointed Sven Boekhorst as its head of global ocean freight and executive vice-president. He reports directly to CEO, Sjoer...
  • New DAF factory in Brazil
    Construction work on a new DAF assembly plant in Ponta Grossa (Brazil) has started. The USD 200 million facility is due to be completed in 2013. Once finished, it will produce DAF ...
  • US trailer industry strong in 2011 and 2012 promising
    The USA's commercial trailer sector ended 2011 on solid footing and is well positioned for the third year of growth in the current cyclical recovery. Net orders for total trailers ...
  • Cargo flight operated between two facilities managed by SNC-Lavalin Airports
    The global transport specialist Flytrans recently chartered an Antonov 12 to fly an MRI unit on behalf of the Mayotte Health Centre from Paris-Vatry airport to Mayotte Dzaoudzi. Fl...
  • Record year for Transaero Airlines
    Transaero Airlines has announced record operational results for 2011. They indicate the company's stable development with rates considerably exceeding the industry average. Transae...
  • Air Cargo Group boosts trade lane capacity to/from Australia and South Africa
    Neutral airfreight wholesale specialists, Air Cargo Group, expects to be well positioned to play a major role in the Australian import and export neutral wholesale consolidation ma...
  • MOL changes agent in Turkey
    With effect from 1 February, Ocean Maritime Services Shipping Agency Tourism and Trading (OMS), Istanbul, took over responsibility for all MOL agency activities in Turkey. Ocean Ma...
  • Hertzog & Partner: Hans Sohnemann retires
    Elmar Hertzog und Partner Management Consultants GmbH has reported that Hans Sohnemann, its partner and long-serving manager of the Hanover branch office, retired on 1 February af...
  • Lehnkering: COO of chemical manufacturing services steps down
    Ingo Freyaldenhoven, the chief operating officer (COO) of Lehnkering's chemical manufacturing services division, left the company on 1 February at his own request. His departure is...
  • SBS Worldwide appoints new general manager for its northern UK business
    International supply chain solutions provider SBS Worldwide has appointed Lee Hackney as general manager of its northern UK business. Hackney, who will be based in Manchester, will...
  • Rhenus Midi Data brings know-how to the Rhenus group
    The Rhenus group (Germany) has enlarged its service portfolio by taking over the European activities of the logistics service provider Wincanton. The latter's former high-tech divi...
  • Kuehne + Nagel and Roche: new eco-friendly transport solution
    The global pharmaceutical corporation Roche has awarded logistics contracts for Greece to Kuehne + Nagel. The two companies have jointly developed an environment-friendly logistics...
  • Pan Emirates partners with Barloworld Logistics
    Pan Emirates, a regional brand in home furniture, accessories and decor retail, has partnered with Barloworld Logistics to offer greater value to its customers across the GCC state...
  • Carriers set new record for schedule reliability
    Container service reliability reached a new high in Q4/2011 with an on-time average of 69% across all the trades covered by Drewry's recently published Schedule Reliability Insight...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Dakota Creek wins contract for second Ocean-class AGOR
  • STX Canada Marine to design Canada's polar icebreaker
  • DOF takes delivery of CSV/PSV from Cochin Shipyard
  • ASNE announces award recipients
  • Gibdock carries out back-to-back cruise ship projects
  • Kirby Corporation reports record earnings
  • Port of Los Angeles VIP tour boat will get hybrid power
  • Signal Ship Repair wins $16 million contract for dredge repair
  • Big Navy contracts for Titan Maritime, SMIT

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Port of Port Angeles praises response to vessel explosion
  • US rail freight traffic climbs during week
  • Inchcape reports cold weather affecting Eastern European ports
  • Russian World War II aircraft arrives at Port of Tacoma
  • Mitsui containership helps rescue victims from sunken ferry vessel

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • West Africa suezmax daily earnings dip below $20,000 for first time in six weeks
    Charterers drip feeding cargoes into the spot market have left owners scrambling for work
  • One man is not an island
    It is troubling how eager we are to vilify one man rather than contextualise his actions and consequently confront any system as a whole
  • Falling asleep is the stuff of nightmares
    New study proves that tired seafarers put themselves and their vessels at risk
  • KG fund Emstor files for insolvency
    Failure is latest in a series of insolvencies of funds from the Leer-based GHF stable
  • US sanctions leave room for manoeuvre
    Waivers for countries that show intent to reduce imported Iranian crude
  • Iran conflict rubs salt in tanker industry's wounds
    Hormuz Strait closure may be less of a threat than fragile global demand
  • How staying neutral keeps a rail freight provider on the right track
    As a third-party supplier of container trains, DB Schenker has to tread carefully when dealing with UK ports
  • Wilhelmshaven to offer boxships a 70% port dues rebate
    The deepwater, four-berth Eurogate Container Terminal Wilhelmshaven is set to open in August
  • Armed guards' insurance cover needs greater clarity
    Shipowners could be liable for PMSCs that lack adequate or correct cover
  • SCFI dips as box lines seek to double Asia-Europe freight rates
    Carriers press for price increases of more than $700 per teu
  • ITF to launch Asia inspection blitz
    Del Monte-operated ships to be targeted
  • Larger handysize sector faces tonnage glut
    Orderbook for ships in top-end of vessel class close to 50% of fleet
  • Capesizes dodge the worst of the dry market meltdown
    Rates edge sideways as brokers look to mild improvement in February
  • Höegh exercises option for third FSRU as LNG demand rises
    Analysts expect a fourth order to follow
  • French public prosecutor announces investigation
    Over 500 passengers now part of Costa Concordia class action in US
  • PetroChina buys $1bn stake in Shell's Canadian shale gas business
    Deal boosts North America export prospects
  • Stabilisation of dry bulk asset values is imminent
    Chief executives agree secondhand and newbuilding prices cannot go much lower
  • HCI Capital tops KG league
    KG house raised $76m for shipping funds last year
  • Hapag-Lloyd sale could be completed within weeks
    Talks between Tui and the Hamburg-based Albert Ballin consortium are at 'advanced stage'
  • Electronic pay firms woo seafarers away from wage packets
    US firm SeaPay opens office in Liverpool to target European owners
  • Glencore merger with Xstrata would threaten bulk trades
    $80bn titan would firm its grip on a market plagued by overcapacity
  • Australia plans national maritime law
    Act would replace eight sets of laws
  • US Senate committee approves tougher sanctions against Iran
    Shipping under scrutiny as US puts the squeeze on Tehran
  • DFDS and Louis Armateurs set Dover-Calais launch date
    Norman Spirit to be switched from DFDS Dover-Dunkirk service, with a second ship to be added 'in due course'
  • Money's too tight to mention
    Financial sector still has duties to the real economy
  • DSME slumps in fourth quarter
    But yard still fares better than peers
  • Kirby celebrates record-breaking fourth quarter
    Barge operator benefits from inland boom
  • Costa to choose Concordia salvor
    Ten companies invited to submit proposals

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • LNG export race speeds up
    CANADA'S National Energy Board has approved a second LNG export license in British Columbia, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • 40 seafarers icebound
    THREE ships carrying a total of 40 mariners today are spending their third day trapped in ice in the Sea of Azov, Ukraine's emergencies ministry said
  • Port Everglades box transfer facility approved
    FLORIDA officials have approved a 30-year lease for a $72M container transfer facility at Port Everglades
  • Iran sanctions gain bipartisan US support
    SANCTIONS legislation against Iran is moving swiftly and co-operatively through a US Congress more typically mired in partisan rancour
  • Sietas order salvaged
    DUTCH marine services group Van Oord today renewed its order for a 6,500dwt wind turbine installation vessel at Hamburg's Sietas yard
  • Restis closes Seanergy injection
    THE RESTIS family has injected $10M into NASDAQ-listed Seanergy, and the drybulk company has finalised loan amendments from Marfin Egnatia Bank
  • Box sector's reliability seen at new high
    CONTAINER service reliability reportedly reached a new high in the final quarter of 2011, with an on-time average of 69% across all trades
  • Liverpool cruise row ends
    LIVERPOOL is set to become a cruise turnaround port under an agreement with the UK government
  • Canadian oil plan agreed
    CANADIAN National Railway and its locomotive engineers have reached a settlement to end a five day strike
  • Dover/Calais date unveiled
    DANISH ferry operator DFDS and France's LD Lines said today they plan to launch their new Dover/Calais service on February 17
  • Iran-bound ships diverted
    UP TO five ships carrying 400,000 tonnes of grain to Iran have reportedly been diverted to new destinations because EU sanctions are holding up payments
  • WA seeks ports shuffle
    MAJOR Australian mining companies will have less say in operating Western Australia's ports under changes sought by its government
  • VLCC booked for six months
    AET TANKERS has apparently beaten the VLCC spot market, after its Eagle Valencia was booked by Venezuelan oil company PDVSA for $30,000 per day for six months
  • Drybulk 'reality' seen lagging
    SHARP recent drops in drybulk rates have sunk the BDI, but this has not been reflected in share prices of listed bulker companies, broker sources have noted
  • Slower demand growth seen for nickel ore
    SINGAPORE securities group UOB Kay Hian warned today that nickel ore demand growth might slow this year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Port Drivers Step up Pressure in Seattle
    Some operations at the Port of Seattle are feeling the impact of a push by harbor truck drivers for changes...
  • Demand for Trailers on the Rise, Survey Says
    Transport operators may be planning to purchase more trailers in the first quarter of 2012, as stronger than usual freight...
  • Shippers Deliver 'Pro-Trucking' Message to Congress
    About 170 shippers participating in a "fly-in" to deliver a pro-trucking message to Congress Feb. 1 arrived just as House...
  • Crowley Names Ayala to Head Puerto Rico Trade
    Crowley Maritime promoted Jose "Pache" Ayala to vice president for the Puerto Rico trade. In his new role,...
  • ODFL Profit Rises 84 Percent, Revenue Nears $1.9 Billion
    Old Dominion Freight Line increased its profit 84.4 percent in 2011 to $139.5 million, while revenue rose 27.1 percent to...
  • EGT, ILWU Terminal Agreement on the Horizon
    EGT recognized the Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 21 as the bargaining representative for workers at the new grain export...
  • Transport Industry Helps Drive US Unemployment Down
    Transportation and warehousing were among the industries that contributed to the creation of 243,000 jobs in January, pushing the unemployment...
  • Ryder Boosts Earnings 30 Percent, Adds Rental Capacity
    Acquisitions and internal growth in all business segments boosted fourth-quarter and year-end profit and revenue at supply chain giant Ryder...
  • Maersk Sells Chassis-Leasing Subsidiary
    Maersk Inc., the U.S. arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, agreed to sell Direct ChassisLink, its chassis-leasing subsidiary, to the...
  • OOCL to Hike Westbound Asia-Europe Rates $800
    OOCL announced Friday it will increase freight rates $800 for westbound cargo on Asia-Europe services March 1, joining other carriers...
  • Report Says China Logistics Demand to Grow 9 Percent
    The need for refrigerated and express supply chain services will help drive overall Chinese demand for logistics services up 9...
  • China Manufacturing Index Expanded in January
    Chinese manufacturing sector expanded in January, allieving some fears that the country is headed for a hard economic landing as...
  • Landstar Profit Rises 35.3 Percent on 'Strong' Demand
    Landstar System's fourth quarter revenue rose 22.1 percent to $717.5 million, powered by a significant increase in freight volume and...
  • JAL Reports $1.9 Billion Profit After Exiting Bankruptcy
    Japan Airlines posted a $1.92 billion net profit of on a consolidated basis in the first nine months of fiscal...
  • House Committee Approves Five-Year Transport Plan
    Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee voted 29-24 to approve the five-year $260 billion American Energy and Infrastructure...
  • Con-way 2011 Profit Soared 22-Fold to $88.4 Million
    Trucking and logistics giant Con-way roared back from the recession last year as its net profit skyrocketed 22-fold from $4...
  • Container Imports Rose 3 Percent in 2011
    Rising shipments of auto parts and recovering demand for furniture pushed U.S. containerized imports up 2.4 percent in December, capping...
  • A New Ceiling From the Factory Floor
    Hyundai's car plant in Montgomery, Ala., is running at 110 percent of official capacity. Deere and Caterpillar report double-digit sales...
  • Operation Slow-Go
    The announcement from Japanese carrier "K" Line of a $173 million operating loss on container shipping in the December quarter...
  • No Seal, Raw Deal
    Q: We're a broker who had a customer move a shipment from a U.S. origin to a Canadian destination, using...
  • Coastal Shift - Not!
    Over the past five years, there's been no maritime cargo industry topic more obsessed over than the impact of the...
  • Court to Decide Ambassador Bridge Owner's Fate
    A Michigan Court of Appeals panel is expected to decide sometime next week whether Ambassador Bridge owner Manuel "Matty" Moroun...
  • FDA Blocks 20 Shipments of Imported Orange Juice
    The Food and Drug Administration blocked more shipments of orange juice from entering the U.S. and found traces of an...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Portland expects box boost from revamped HL/HS service
    The US west coast port of Portland is expecting a significant hike in its box traffic as a result of the decision of Hapag-Lloyd and Hamburg Sud to co-operate on ...
  • APM T's MAGNUM Graduates will spearhead its emerging economies strategy
    APM Terminals is hoping that the latest graduates to emerge from its MAGNUM advanced management training class will reinforce its investment strategy in the developing ...
  • Dar es Salaam benefits from improvements
    The Tanzania Ports Authority (TPA), which throughout last year increased the wharfage line for containerships being handled ay Dar es Salaam, recently announced ...
  • HMM introduces new bunker surcharge
    Hyundai Merchant Marine intends to introduce a supplementary bunker surcharge in the tradelane between Asia and Europe with effect from March 1, 2012. Called a ...
  • 70-up for INTTRA's Alliance Network
    That is the number of information solution providers that have now joined the Parsippany, New Jersey-headquartered INTTRA's, Alliance Network - with 12 new like-minded ...
  • Overseas expansion helps Aramex
    Dubai-based Aramex, a provider of global logistics and supply chain management solutions, has posted higher turnover and profits in its fiscal year 2011, which ...
  • Indian, Chinese and Japanese navies join forces to fight piracy
    In an endeavour to combat the threat of piracy in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean, the navies of India, China and Japan have formed an alliance to carry out 'co-ordinated ...
  • China: we may help the eurozone
    At a news briefing in Beijing yesterday, conducted by Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao and visiting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, it was suggested by the ...
  • Kuehne + Nagel improves reefer service
    Switzerland-based Kuehne + Nagel has acquired the Australian reefer cargo specialist Link Logistics International for an undisclosed sum. The privately owned forwarder ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Ships for free
    Zero charter rates confirmed today as dry-cargo pain intensifies.
  • Engineer breaks leg
    DS Agility officer fell through hatch into engine room while vessel was transiting Kiel Canal.
  • McQuilling storms Brazil
    Diversified US brokerage taps Petrobras talent to lead latest Rio de Janeiro invasion.
  • Saved by frying pan
    Last crewman taken alive from Costa Concordia whacked windows with kitchen equipment to alert rescuers.
  • Precious hit by poor rates
    Khalid Hashim-led owner has full year income cut by the weakening dry cargo market.
  • Kirby high on petrochemicals
    US oil products output pushes barge owner to another earnings record.
  • What shipbroking is all about
    Costa Concordia just a "rare anomaly," law abiding miners, plotters brought to justice and long waits at the barbers.
  • Korean funds on buying spree
    Marine ministry authorises three investor groups to purchase eight boxships and bulkers for charter to HMM, SK and Sinokor.
  • Total scrap record to topple
    Braemar tips 2012 demolition derby to outrun the historic high set in 1985.
  • Captain tops up TEN holding
    Greek magnate buys up an additional $5m worth of stock in New York-listed tanker owner.
  • French start Concordia probe
    Paris prosecutor's office to investigate claims filed in France over the cruiseship disaster.
  • MES sees better times
    Japanese shipbuilder reports lower earnings but still sees full year improvement.
  • Cape armada fights rates fall
    Ofer and Angelicoussis head the list of owners standing firm and refusing to fix bulkers at basement levels.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Savannah posts 4.2% TEU growth in 2011
  • Damen sends new dredgers to Azerbaijan
  • Yusen makes senior appointments
  • ODW names Neverman VP
  • Maersk sells chassis business
  • MSC joins push to increase Far East-Europe rates
  • Costamare reports higher profit
  • International Shipholding's 4Q profit lower
  • ATA augments legal team
  • Dachser expands in Shanghai

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 3, 2012
  • Container lines announce hike in freight rates
    COSCO Container Lines alters Bunker Adjustment Factor charge to Indian subcontinent, North-West Europe and the Mediterranean.
  • Rotterdam sees fewer VLCCs load fuel oil
    The fuel oil mainly comes from Russian refineries, with part of the surplus used as bunker fuel on the Rotterdam bunker market.
  • Week ends with mixed prices
    Demanded was mostly busy on Friday, according to players.
  • Case study shows Rena spill cost could have been reduced by 50%
    Report suggested that use of a fast oil recovery system (FORS) could have reduced the cost of this incident by as much as 50%.
  • Port of Antwerp releases sustainability report
    The port said it aims to be the sustainability leader in the Hamburg - Le Havre regions.
  • IMO meeting wrestles with black carbon
    Correspondence group to develop definition, consider measurement methods and collate information on control measures.
  • Neste Oil underlines belief in renewable fuels market
    Finnish oil major pledges to ramp-up its renewable fuels business in 2012.
  • Dry bulk carrier chartered for 'no fee'
    'It is a sign of how desperate the sector is,' says analyst.
  • Prices falling in key European ports
    Poor bunker demand in Rotterdam.
  • Sharp price falls in Fujairah
    Bunker products in Durban 'subject to availability.'
  • Fuel oil demand pushes up value of heavy crude
    Refiners seeing stronger returns from fuel oil production.
  • BLG chairman re-elected
    Oftedal of Norway will head IMO sub-committee for another term.
  • EU sulphur decision postponed
    Environment committee will meet later this month.
  • CEO pays tribute to Nuvit Varol
    Founder of Bridge Oil Istanbul 'radiated real friendship.'
  • Bunker prices falling in Asia
    Mixed demand in Asia ports on Friday.
  • Sinopec supplies bunkers to Indonesian firm
    Sinopec supplies bunker fuels to a Pertamina newbuild product tanker at Taizhou port in Zhejiang province.
  • Kirby closes 2011 with record earnings
    Q4 results reflect 'continued favourable' US petrochemical production and strong export market.
  • Policy think tank welcomes incentive for cleaner fuels switch
    Initiative will 'directly reduce' harmful impacts of shipping emissions, says Civic Exchange.
  • Genmar files reorganisation plan
    The New York-listed tanker firm could emerge out of bankruptcy as early as April.
  • Slight increase in South Korean bunker stocks
    Hyundai Oilbank to produce more bunkers in February.
  • Bunker supplier loses appeal on $13 million case
    Singapore high court dismisses Prestige Marine's appeal against a decision made in favour of Marubeni.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
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
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
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
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
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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