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February 7, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • US bid to sanction Iran oil, tankers may bite buyers
    A US proposal to sanction Iran's state-owned oil company and its main tanker fleet may ensnare any person or business in the world involved in purchasing or shipping Iranian oil.
  • Venice rebels against cruise ship intrusions
    It's a matter of perspective. From aboard a 12-deck cruise liner, the sight of St Mark's Square, the Doge's Palace and Bridge of Sighs gliding past from a cabin balcony is a breathtaking thrill.
  • Norden hires Supramax ship at zero cost
    D/S Norden A/S, Europe's biggest publicly trading commodity shipping company, hired a Supramax vessel at no cost other than fuel charges, its first such transaction in a quarter century.

Sched Netweb site
  • Shanghai customs trade value rises 18.6pc to US$812.3 billion in 2012
  • Pearl River Delta volumes threatened by factory migration inland
  • Xiamen's trade value increases 21.3 per cent to US$100 billion in 2011
  • Tianjin port lifted 150,000 TEU during Chinese New Year holiday
  • St Petersburg posts 22.5pc increase in 2011 throughput to 2,365,174 TEU
  • Suifenhe checkpoint recorded Russian trade value of US$2.3 billion
  • Despite setbacks and delays Panama Canal 'expansion will finish on time'
  • Thickening ice causes berthing delays and surcharges at Black Sea ports
  • Dredging funds available, but not spent, major river ports tell US Congress
  • Clean truck schemes spread east, Baltimore offers cash to scrap old rigs
  • New sectors and markets on DHL's radar to expand LCL business
  • Spreading the brand - Bjork.Eklund Group changes name to Greencarrier
  • CWT Globelink opens in Lisbon to reach former Portuguese Africa
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen opens Moscow facility near Leningradski terminal
  • Civil Aviation Administration of China orders carriers to refuse EU carbon tax
  • Airports Authority of India approves Mangalore air cargo complex design
  • Dachser joins Lufthansa Cargo's group of 10 global forwarders
  • Panalpina opens Moscow logistics centre to handle high-value air cargo

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Baltic Dry Index slumps to 25-year low
  • BCHAA President Nailesh Gandhi conferred 'WCO Certificate of Merit'
  • Björk.Eklund Group changes name to Greencarrier AB
  • Chief Supply Chain Officers discuss India Inc's supply chain of the future
  • Maersk to drop around Africa MEW1 service
  • MSC takes delivery of third of five 13,050-TEUers for Lion service
  • Securing shipments: How to stop cargo movements going wrong
  • Shipping recovery prospects not too bright in 2012: SISI
  • TS Lines in slot sharing with Goto Shipping on greater China services
  • Development of ports under PPP mode

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • Etihad: temporary frequency increase to Sydney
    From today (6 February) to 9 April 2012, UAE-based Etihad Airways is increasing its Abu Dhabi (UAE) - Sydney service from eleven to 14 per week. The additional three flights are op...
  • Forwarder Hans Dieter Süssmilch expands fleet
    The German forwarding company Hans Dieter Süssmilch, based in Dannenberg (Lower Saxony), has expanded its fleet by putting five new 460 HP Renault Premium Route trucks into servic...
  • Canadian Pacific streamlines locomotive repair system
    The rail service provider Canadian Pacific has completed the capital investments made to enhance the Locomotive Reliability Centre (LRC) in Toronto. This now completes the second p...
  • Germany posts airfreight record in 2011
    The volume of freight traffic in Germany grew substantially in 2011. According to provisional figures compiled by the country's statistical office (Destatis) freight transport jump...
  • Estonian railway tests new freight locomotive
    E.R.S, Estonia's largest railfreight transportation company, is testing the GE Evolution TE33A diesel locomotive, a new generation engine providing savings in operational expenses ...
  • Trucks of 10 t and over now able to travel in some Bulgarian districts
    Trucks of 10 t and over are now allowed to travel in Bulgaria's eastern districts of Dobrich, Varna, Burgas and Silistra, according to Bulgaria's Road Infrastructure Agency. Tempor...
  • Braemar announces new regional director for Americas
    Braemar (incorporating The Salvage Association) has appointed Richard Gayton as regional director, Americas. He will be responsible for strengthening and growing Braemar's surveyor...
  • New regional vice-president Americas for Virgin Atlantic Cargo
    Marie Epstein has been promoted to the position of regional vice-president sales - Americas by Virgin Atlantic Cargo, based in New York. Epstein was formerly the airline's regional...
  • Construction work starts on Rail Garant Container Terminal in Muuga
    Construction work has now started on the new container terminal in Muuga (Estonia). The facility is expected to handle the first ships in Q1/2013. The operator of the new Muuga Con...
  • Björk.Eklund Group changes its name to Greencarrier AB
    The Björk.Eklund Group changed its name to Greencarrier AB with effect from 1 February 2012. Previously the Greencarrier name had only been used by companies that formed part of Gr...
  • Damco with new managers in Asia
    Damco, a supplier of forwarding and supply chain management solutions, selected Henriette Hallberg Thygesen to be its CEO North Asia region and Richard Morgan as CCO North Asia reg...
  • Servisair Cargo and Kenya Airways join forces at Heathrow
    Servisair Cargo and Kenya Airways have signed a multi-year agreement for cargo handling services of Kenya Airways' (KN) cargo at London Heathrow (UK). The contract includes the pro...
  • Logwin inaugurates new warehouse in Beijing
    Logwin, a global logistics service provider based in Luxembourg, now offers its new "red carpet logistics" service in Beijing (China). To this end, Logwin has opened a storage faci...
  • Kuehne + Nagel buys Link Logistics in Australia
    The Switzerland-base logistics giant Kuehne + Nagel has agreed to take over the specialised Australian freight forwarder Link Logistics International Pty Ltd. The acquisition ...
  • Norbert Dentressangle 'clicks' with House of Fraser
    Following a six-way competitive tender, the UK-based House of Fraser has appointed Norbert Dentressangle as its multi-channel fulfilment partner. The new contract recognises Norber...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • LEEVAC launches third lightering support vessel for AET
  • MOL tests filter designed to slash diesel PM emissions
  • Van Oord renews order for wind turbine installation vessel
  • Craig Group places order for PSV pair at Spanish shipyard
  • Sembcorp Marine Brazil shipyard wins drillship order

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • ICTSI welcomes expanded service at Port of Portland container terminal
  • Port Metro Vancouver releases year-end numbers for 2011
  • Mitsui beginning test of particulate filter on box ship
  • Port of Seattle presents APL with Green Gateway Award
  • Seattle-based CG cutter aids stricken bulk vessel

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • Lazard and Evercore seek Torm private equity investor
    Distressed debt specialist Oaktree has been approached, say sources
  • Chevron targets Almi Tankers' fuel-efficient VLCCs
    Deal would end Greek owner's plans to swap two contracts for one LNG carrier
  • Drillship owners could face 'deluge of supply' in 2013 as record orderbook delivers
    Lack of transparency over contract activity means outlook for offshore sector is unclear, says DVB
  • Increasing Atlantic-Asia demand boosts VLGC tonne-miles
    Record Saudi LPG prices drive Asian buyers to West Africa
  • Geden sells MR tanker for 30% less than sistership deal last year
    Turkish owner achieves $30m for 2009-built vessel, down from levels Navios paid in June
  • Asia-Europe box growth stalls
    Fourth quarter shows small fall
  • Ocean Rig charters Leiv Eiriksson for up to $650m
    Economou sees 'strengthening market' for ultra-deepwater rigs
  • Nisshin Shipping sells panamax bulkers for $31m en bloc
    Deal highlights price fall from boom years when it sold three similar ships for $214m
  • Chinese investment ensures more tonne-mile demand
    West African iron ore destined for Chinese steel mills
  • West Africa boom beckons shipowners
    Iron-ore rush opens new opportunities for dry bulk shippers
  • Demolition rates return to levels over $500 per ldt
    Strengthening Indian rupee and firm domestic prices push up breakers' offers
  • Australia Shipping urges box rail upgrades for Sydney and Melbourne
    Move aims to cut ports' reliance on trucking
  • Regional regulation debate continues
    Parties still undecided as to whether the EU or IMO should lead new greenhouse gas rules
  • Feeder lines must learn to stand together
    The feeder market mirrors the state of the specialised reefer industry. Both face fierce competition from box lines and both have to react decisively
  • Wärtsilä on way to becoming largest maritime supplier
    Acquisition of Hamworthy gives company access to complementary technologies, as well as a door into offshore industry
  • Two new hull coatings launched
    International Paint targets the newbuilding as well as repair and maintenance markets with products based on silyl acrylate
  • Armed guards: a ticking timebomb
    Security companies' inadequate cover leaves shipowners exposed
  • Ballin or bailout
    If owning Hapag-Lloyd is such a poor prospect for Tui, why should it constitute any better value for Hamburg ratepayers?
  • HMM reports operating losses in 2011
    South Korean boxline sees sharp fall in sales
  • Valencia retains title of biggest Mediterranean box hub
    Volumes up 2.9% on 2010
  • Shanghai reports January drop in box volumes due to Europe debt woes
    But Ningbo bucks the downturn
  • Alireza named Noble Group chief executive
    Goldman Sachs veteran joins in April as Richard Elman reduces day-today involvement
  • BHP Billiton and Japan corporations pledge $917m to Port Hedland
    Iron ore terminal expects final approval for expansion by end 2012
  • Seadrill wins jack-up rig contracts worth $311m
    Offshore Defender to set up off Brunei for second quarter start of $202m contract
  • Lower rates and higher expenses erode Precious 2011 profits
    Bangkok-listed company reports 33% drop in net income
  • Swiber wins $216m offshore contract
    Marine service firm in Middle East joint venture
  • Sembcorp confirms Brazil drillship order
    Offshore builder to develop $792.5m drillship for Petrobras
  • Capesizes to hold the line as others wobble
    The handysize/supramax sector is expected to take a drubbing, while panamax rates look unlikely to rise

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • NW German ports plan more capacity
    GERMANY'S northwestern ports are seeking more investments in cargo handling, berth and warehousing capacity for offshore wind farms, a port management company said today
  • Box rates drop in New Year
    THE SHANGHAI Containerised Freight Index's first post-Lunar New Year figures have shown that freight rates have softened slightly
  • $917M agreed for Hedland harbour plan
    BHP BILLITON and its partners have approved $917M in pre-commitment funding to build an outer-harbour facility in Port Hedland in Western Australia
  • APSEZ profits rise 36%
    ADANI Ports & Special Economic Zone today reported a 36% jump in net profits over the October-December quarter
  • Rosneft might get share of Novorossiysk group
    DEPUTY Prime Minister Igor Sechin has recommended that the state shareholdings in Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port (NMTP) be sold to Rosneft, the state oil company
  • Bulker resale prices keep falling
    RESALE prices of bulkers have continued their downward trend, as the Baltic Dry Index dived to a 25-year low
  • Small tankers attract investors
    MEDIUM-range products carriers and chemical tankers continue to lure investors in the sale-and-purchase market
  • Seafarers saved from fire
    TEN CREW members have been rescued from the Captain Ivan Vikulov dry cargo ship in Crimea, in the Sea of Azov, after a fire broke out early yesterday morning
  • Sovcomflot halves share sale
    SOVCOMFLOT, the 100% state-owned Russian tanker fleet operator, might try to sell 25% less one share in the second quarter of this year, down from the 50% originally planned
  • Precious profits hit by 4Q performance
    PRECIOUS Shipping, Thailand's biggest drybulk carrier owner, today posted net profits of $23.64M for 2011, a fall of 33.4%
  • Hyundai Mipo sees profit fall
    SOUTH Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Mipo Dockyard said today 2011 net profits dived 48.5% y/y to 227,864,445 won ($203.25M)
  • HMM reveals losses
    HYUNDAI Merchant Marine (HMM), South Korea's second-largest shipper, today reported operating losses of 367Bn won ($327M) for 2011

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • Michigan Court Backs Jailing of Ambassador Bridge Owner
    The Michigan Court of Appeals on Monday said a local judge was in his rights to jail the owner of...
  • ILWU to Handle First Vessel at EGT Grain Terminal
    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union members on Tuesday will help load the first vessel to arrive at the new...
  • Trucking Suppliers Report Higher Sales, Profits
    Trucking operators profiting from rising U.S. domestic shipping demand in turn are boosting sales and profits at truck and engine...
  • Pennsylvania to Collect Sales Tax From Amazon
    Pennsylvania plans to begin collecting sales taxes Sept. 1 by Internet retailers, including Amazon.com, that have a physical presence in...
  • Nearly 500 Million Smartphones Shipped in 2011
    Worldwide smartphone shipment volume jumped 54.7 percent in the fourth quarter to 157.8 million units, spurred by the release of...
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine Loses $327 Million
    South Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine reported a 2011 operating loss of $327 million, reversing a profit of $541 million in...
  • Baucus to Pitch Plan to Plug Senate Transport Bill Shorftfall
    Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., is expected to propose Tuesday a plan to plug the majority of the $12 billion shortfall...
  • United Arab Shipping to Raise Asia-Europe Rates $775
    United Arab Shipping imposed a $775 general rate increase on Asia-Europe services effective March 1, joining other major container ship...
  • MSC to Hike Rates From India to East Africa
    Mediterranean Shipping will raise rates on shipments from India to ports in East Africa, as part of what it calls...
  • Container Corp. of India Profit Rises 6 Percent
    Container Corporation of India boosted third quarter net profit 6 percent from a year ago to $49.2 million, as growth...
  • Nippon Express Revenue Surges 67.3 Percent
    Forwarder Nippon Express saw net profit surge 67.3 percent in nine months ending Dec. 31, as the end of a...
  • Bridgestone to Open Its Largest Factory in Vietnam
    Bridgestone plans to open a $575 million factory in 2014 near the Vietnamese city of Hai Phong, as the coastal...
  • China Bans Airlines From Paying EU Emissions Fees
    China barred its airlines on Monday from joining the European Union's new carbon trading scheme that will charge airlines for...
  • TUI Poised to Sell Hapag-Lloyd Stake
    German tourism company TUI is reportedly close to selling another slice of its remaining 38.4 percent stake in Hapag-Lloyd to...
  • Trucking Takes to the Tracks
    There's a new intermodal rhythm humming along the roads and rail lines connecting manufacturers and retailers with ports and plants...
  • Railroads Build Profits, Networks
    Major North American railroads plan to spend some $16 billion this year on network improvements, but those projects will come...
  • New Name, New Era?
    Deciding it is what it hauls, YRC Worldwide is rebranding its largest less-than-truckload operating subsidiary YRC as YRC Freight. The...
  • YRC Freight Goes Long
    YRC Worldwide is changing more than the name of its long-haul less-than-truckload subsidiary. The company also plans to restructure its...
  • Teamsters Refuse to Quit
    Harbor trucking executives across the U.S. celebrated an important victory last fall when the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...
  • A Lack of Will
    Washington Post columnist George Will, perhaps bored by the Republican Party's combative South Carolina primary, recently injected himself into the...
  • Highway Robbery
    Cargo thieves struck five times at rest stops around Memphis in November and December, stealing truckloads of computer game consoles...
  • North Carolina Ready to Duke It Out
    About 90 miles west of the North Carolina coast rests the sprawling airport of Kinston, which boasts the longest jet...
  • Container Carriers Sailing in the Red
    The red tide is coming in. Container ship lines are starting to report their results for 2011, and the numbers...
  • DHS's Path to Resilience
    At six pages, the new National Strategy for Global Supply Chain Security is a slim document that, although short on...
  • Mica's $260 Billion Transport map
    John Mica chose an outdoor location on the sun-splashed U.S. Capitol grounds on an unusually mild January day to unveil...
  • Railroads as Common Carriers
    Freight railroads are greatly concerned about their transportation of shipments of hazardous materials referred to as toxic inhalation hazards. That...
  • Eastern Promises
    Norfolk Southern Railway and CSX Transportation are expanding their eastern U.S. intermodal rail networks, with new routes, facilities and services...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • CTS data confirms ocean carriers' worst fears
    The latest cargo flows from Container Trades Statistics (CTS) confirms that European imports are contracting faster than expected. Total imports from Asia fell ...
  • EAC looks to eliminate NTBs
    Richard Sezibera, secretary general of the East African Community secretariat, has indicated that legislation is needed to speed up a single market in eastern Africa ...
  • JB Hunt posts better 2011
    Lowell (AS) US-based trucking and intermodal transport company, JB Hunt Transport has posted sharply improved results for its 2011 fiscal year, which ended December ...
  • IMF: eurozone crisis could chop Chinese growth in half
    The International Monetary Fund [IMF] has predicted that China's GDP will expand by 8.2% this year - but warns that a deep recession within Europe [its biggest ...
  • Rena salvage 'remains a challenging and time-consuming task'
    That is the latest comment from Maritime New Zealand [MNZ] on the painfully slow progress of cutting up damaged containers on the bow section of the Astrolabe Reef, ...
  • Ocean carrier schedule reliability improves in Q4 11
    The overall reliability of ocean carriers' schedules in all tradelanes monitored by Drewry reached 69% in Q4 12, a significant improvement on the 63% achieved in ...
  • OOCL RR trumps peers
    The highest [to date] rate restoration in the Asia - Europe tradelane has come from Hong Kong-headquartered OOCL, which is asking for an increase of USD800 per ...
  • More positive data from the US
    There were 243,000 new jobs for US citizens in December, a better-than-expected figure that meant the unemployment rate dropped to 8.3%; which combined with the ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • TBS nears Chapter 11
    Joe Royce-led tweendecker owner filing "pre-pack" style plan in New York after agreeing terms with BoA syndicate.
  • Bulker stocks surge
    Shares of TBS, FreeSeas and Excel Maritime shift into high gear as market reacts to BDI bump.
  • Star tied to scrap deal
    Brokers link Oslo-listed shipowner to $6m transaction involving Napier and Nelson Star.
  • ORIG deal jumpstarts DRYS
    Shares of Nasdaq-listed owner surge nearly 10% as investors react to offshore division's juicy drilling contract.
  • Baltic's losing run snapped
    After 33 sessions in reverse the BDI finally showed signs of progress today with a single point gain.
  • 'Suspicious' tanker seized
    Namibian officials question crew of idled Nigerian chemical tanker about disabled AIS after weeks at anchor.
  • Cammell pleads guilty
    UK shipyard admits safety breach after worked crushed in forklift accident in 2010.
  • ORIG in the money
    George Economou says $653m drilling contract is a testament to demand for harsh weather ultra-deepwater rigs.
  • DNB predicts offshore boom
    Stronger utilisation points towards a golden period for Asian offshore support vessel owners, says Norwegian bank.
  • PACD joins bond rush
    New York and Oslo-traded drillship owner unveils plot to print $300m worth of notes as cash hunt continues.
  • Western India worker killed
    Mormugao shiprepairer dies in drydock after iron rod hit him in the head.
  • Pirates scrap over ransom
    Two Somali factions at odds over size of payment being demanded for release of Greek tanker Liquid Velvet.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • Econocaribe makes appointments
  • Con-way rides higher profit
  • Hazardous waste cargo seized in Indonesia
  • OnAsset expands asset tracking
  • a2b adds one-stop payment processing
  • Torque picks new sales head
  • LogFire adds labor tracking
  • Keller named Sea Star president
  • Drewry: Schedule reliability hits high in 4Q 2011
  • Moody's downgrades NYK and MOL

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2012
  • Tanker pool to focus on slow steaming
    Nova Tankers Pool to focus on 'bunker optimization.'
  • Prices firm in north European ports
    Poor bunker demand in Rotterdam.
  • Sharp price increases in Fujairah
    Suez prices falling.
  • Bank to take on bunker terminal project
    Disputes between shareholders in the Asia Petroleum Hub 'have been resolved'.
  • First tanker operator joins Gothenburg's clean fuel scheme
    Three bunker suppliers also committed to using low sulphur fuels when operating in the port area.
  • IMO urged to finalise code for LNG-fuelled ships
    Lack of regulations holding back funding for LNG-fuelled ships ahead of 2015 low sulphur ECA requirement.
  • Turkish supplier reports growth in sales
    Energy Petrol made 1,749 deliveries in 2011 'without facing a single quality or quantity claim.'
  • Bunker costs contribute to operating loss
    Hyundai makes changes to BAF as losses mount.
  • Baltic bulk index falls to record lows
    Dry bulk shipping earnings to continue to face pressure in the coming months, analysts say.
  • Bunker prices climbing in Asian hub ports
    Demand for bunker fuels low in key Asian ports on Monday.
  • DNV publishes new fuel saving guidelines for box ships
    Indicative ROI calculation included to assess the cost efficiency of each fuel saving measure.
  • WFS sues Norwegian shipping firm for unpaid bunkers
    About $700,000 payment outstanding for bunkers supplied in Singapore, WFS alleges.
  • Bunker supplier expands operations to South China ports
    Fratelli Couslich commences operations in Qinzhou, Beihai and Beihai Tieshan.
  • Cruise company ends 2011 'on a strong note'
    Costa Concordia incident to have a 'significant impact' on bookings in the near term, says RCL.
  • Bank reiterates Kirby's rating
    The tank barge operator remains 'well-positioned' to benefit from increasing US chemical, refined product exports, says Dahlman Rose.

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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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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
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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 "
››› 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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