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January 9, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Baltic index slides to its lowest in nearly five months
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell to its lowest in nearly five months as a slump in cargo trade and a growing vessel surplus took their toll.

Sched Netweb site
  • Rates increase between 1.7pc and 7.2pc ahead of Chinese New Year shutdown
  • Nigerian unions stage nationwide strike threatening ports operations
  • Evergreen's Father Chang fears bad times ahead in sluggish global economy
  • MOL president warns of 'prolonged harsh' business environment
  • OOCL adjusts Turkey customs advance manifest filing and amendment charge
  • MOL trainees help clean up, deliver aid into hands Mindanao typhoon victims
  • Chongqing first 11 months of cargo volume increases 23pc in 2011
  • Malaysia's PTP up 15pc to 7.5 million TEU, beating global volume by 7pc
  • Cochin crippled as transshipment port by cabotage rule conflict
  • Western American BNSF railway offers new on-line intermodal system
  • Canadian National Railway merges three units under Wisconsin Central name
  • Toyota Canada names Canadian National Railway carrier of the year for 2011
  • Air India quits loss-making air cargo business, to sell 6 freighters
  • Shenzhen International Holdings Limited takes 24pc of Shenzhen Airlines
  • New Ilyushin aircraft giant boosts Russia's Volga-Dnepr capacity
  • China sees single-digit growth as Asia's airlines brace for bad year

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Cochin Shipyard unveils SCI supply vessels
  • DNB, Nordea to thrive during troubled times in shipping finance
  • Investors advised to buy Maersk
  • Maersk registers biggest fleet increase in 2011
  • Rickmers Tianjin to be christened at Mumbai Port today
  • Videotel calls for effective training & regulation to avoid tragedy when shipping dangerous bulk cargoes
  • Experts critical of RBI decision to cut export figures by $ 6 bn
  • Payment hitch with Iran decelerating Basmati exports
  • Chennai Port plans re-bid for deepwater container terminal
  • Increased shipping, representative office boosting trade between Hamburg port & India
  • OSL's Gopalpur port likely to be operational by Nov. this year
  • Budget after March 9: FinMin
  • Forex reserves tumble to 1-yr low
  • Iran concerns push oil above $113
  • Sharma to take up duty, visa issues with US
  • Exchange for SMEs may be launched soon
  • Expert calls for revision of badly drafted DTC Bill
  • ITEC to publish Indian business manual in UAE
  • Allcargo Logistics joins CEE network
  • PPG congratulates Express Transport
  • PPG starts year with new members

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Transnet Freight rolls out scheduled trains in South Africa
    Transnet Freight Rail has begun implementing its scheduled railfreight services in South Africa. The first part of the schedule concerns the corridors of Phalaborwa/Maputo/Richards...
  • Indian Railways carries 618 million t of freight
    Indian Railways carried 618 million t of revenue-earning freight traffic between April and November 2011. Freight increased by 24.6 million t over the volume of 593.4 million t car...
  • Toll Group's head of strategy and M&A leaving
    Toll Group, an Asian regional provider of integrated logistics, has announced the retirement per 30 June of Stephen Stanley, its long-standing head of strategy and mergers and acqu...
  • Heavy goods vehicle rest area to be built near Grong Grong
    Long-distance truck drivers and other regular users of the Newell highway will soon have an additional place to pull over and take a break or catch up on their sleep by mid-2012, f...
  • Volvo delivers 45% more trucks
    Deliveries of Volvo trucks rose in November by 45% over the same period of the previous year, to 11,300 trucks. Total deliveries in Europe for November came in at 4,400 trucks, an ...
  • Project Professionals Group starts year with new members
    The Project Professionals Group (PPG), a heavylift forwarding network, has made a successful start to 2012, with new members from Nigeria and Taiwan joining. PPG general manager Ke...
  • TX Logistik promotes Norbert Rekers to intermodal head
    Intermodal sales manager Norbert Rekers will assume the management of TX Logistik's intermodal unit on 1 February, succeeding Patrick Zilles, who is stepping down of his own accord...
  • Rieck adds airfreight office to Düsseldorf branch
    The Berlin-based Rieck Logistik Group added an airfreight office to its Neuss site near Düsseldorf (Germany) on 1 January. The groupage and waste logistics units have already been ...
  • Turkish Cargo launches freighter flights to Libya
    Turkish Cargo is launching scheduled twice-weekly freighter flights to Mitiga airport, 8 km outside Tripoli (Libya). Depending on demand, either Turkish Cargo's A310 freighters, wh...
  • Boeckmans appointed Belgian agent for EAS MPV African service
    Boeckmans Belgium has been appointed as the Belgian agent for the newly-formed Multipurpose North West Continent Service of the Spanish shipping line EAS (Marguisa Group, Madrid), ...
  • Hong Kong airport authority welcomes deal with Taiwan
    The Airport Authority Hong Kong has welcomed a new air services arrangement signed by Hong Kong and Taiwan recently. Stanley Hui Hon-chung, the body's CEO, said that the arrangemen...
  • Ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam to cooperate on pipelines
    The port authorities of Antwerp and Rotterdam plan to cooperate to reinforce the pipeline infrastructure between the two hubs, as set this out in a declaration of intent signed by ...
  • Hellmann takes over Hit Starintex Holland and Hit Belgium
    The international German logistics service provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics, which is based in Osnabrück, has taken over all activities of Hit Starintex Holland and Hit Belgiu...
  • Malaysia Airlines starts route rationalisation scheme
    Malaysia Airlines is cutting loss-making destinations this month, beginning with the withdrawal of a daily connection between its hub in Kuala Lumpur and Surabaya (Indonesia). Link...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Foss Maritime partners with Confederated Tribes to build new WSDOT ferry
  • Survitech Zodiac escape slides chosen for two Austal built fast ferries
  • DNVPS appoints Charlotte Rojgaard as Global Technical Manager
  • Gibdock complets repairs to cruise ship Pullmantur Zenith

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Port of Portland Commission sets review hearing for PTIP
  • Foss Maritime joining team to build new Columbia River ferry
  • Workboat Academy expanding Mate Program campus locations
  • Dick Marzano named president of Tacoma Port Commission
  • Rail freight traffic count climbs during week

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Brazilian shore leave policy leaves US crew in the crosshairs
    Seafarers on US-flag Fisher forced to remain onboard for Christmas and New Year
  • Master's plight highlights the human element
    On the master's first voyage in charge, his grandfather died in the US but the visa problem blocked a relief officer from entering Brazil
  • Noatum eyes box throughput
    New commercial director says there are no takeovers on the immediate horizon but 'we are looking worldwide'
  • VLCCs would take biggest hit from Middle East Gulf disruption
    Shipments out of region account for over 80% of total VLCC voyages globally
  • Brookfield to invest in box lines' terminal assets
    Group targets ports in the Americas seeing plenty of room for improvement
  • Finnish port to open Bay of Bothnia's first automated box terminal
    Raahe to have 'significant competitive position' after improvement of services
  • Leap year for optimistic Greeks?
    RBS to lend $2bn to shipping industry in 2012
  • LNG market at less risk from closure of Strait of Hormuz
    Although Qatar is world's largest exporter, owners should be able to command high prices as there too few ships to transport growing demand
  • No alternative route to export Middle East Gulf crude oil
    Despite theories bouncing around international media, the Strait of Hormuz is vital to the crude market
  • In memory of the Dona Paz victims
    More lost than on the Titanic, yet ferry sinkings still claim too many lives
  • EXCLUSIVE: Strait of Hormuz closure would spell disaster for Asian tanker owners
    Iran's threat to block vital crude oil passage from Middle East Gulf would hit Japanese and Chinese companies hardest
  • PetroChina is first Chinese company to buy Canadian oil-sands venture
    Chinese thirst to secure supply brings welcome news for tanker owners
  • Golden Ocean agrees GCL settlement
    Norwegian firm filed US court case over Ocean Minerva hire dispute last month
  • Dry bulk cargo volumes to grow at over 7% in 2012 and 2013
    Newbuildings deliveries will more than absorb additional demand
  • Massive orderbook outpaces demand growth for dry cargo
    2012 orders make up a fifth of current fleet
  • Climbing oil product trade volumes will keep product tankers buoyant
    Growing Middle East to Asia trade set to support larger product tankers
  • New year brings stability to LNG rates
    Spot and one-year charter rates stagnant since year-end
  • Capesize market wakes to new year headache
    Rates continue to drop as higher fuel oil prices add to costs
  • Box rate recovery slows
    Shanghai Containerised Freight Index increases 2.9%
  • Product tankers set for slow recovery by end of this year
    Improvements are expected but owners should still plan for 'uncertain times', says DVB Bank
  • Box indices acceptance
    Scepticism remains over using derivatives for risk management
  • Wanted: shipping experience
    Private equity firms and banks need enterprising young professionals
  • SeaFrance decision due on Monday
    D-day for workers' co-operative bid
  • EXCLUSIVE: Box derivatives a big hit in China
    Shanghai Shipping Exchange hopes to open participation to foreign companies
  • Syndicated loans to slow in 2012
    Banks increased marine lending to $68.4bn last year
  • FFA does not give rise to maritime claim, California federal court rules
    Decision in Adele Marina Rizzo case deviates from established case law that has held the opposite
  • EXCLUSIVE: MoD rejects industry calls for military armed guards
    Deployment would overstretch resources, says observers
  • Bank's index of market sentiment signals lower freight volumes
    Forwarders are mildly more optimistic after an all-time low, but still expect a slight fall in overall throughputs
  • US dockers in Global Terminals protest
    Fears that new technology threatens jobs

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Evergreen backs recovery with bonuses
    EVERGREEN chairman Chang Yung-fa has put money where his hopes are in pledging year-end bonuses for the box giant's staff, despite economic uncertainty
  • Non-union SeaFrance workers seek solution
    NON-UNION SeaFrance workers launched an appeal today aimed at persuading DFDS and Louis Dreyfus Armateurs to renew their offer for the ferry operator
  • $7.3M in cannabis seized
    OFFICERS have seized cannabis worth £4.8M ($7.3M) at Tilbury's port in eastern England, the UK's Border Agency told Fairplay today
  • POLSTEAM signs $42.5M deal
    POLSTEAM, the leading shipping company of Poland, and fertilizer producer ZCh Police have reportedly signed a deal worth 150M zloty ($42.5M)
  • Alaska pursues LNG exports
    ALASKA Governor Sean Parnell has met with energy industry bosses to discuss a major export scheme to covert North Slope natural gas to LNG for sea transport to Asia
  • Bright prospects seen for chem tankers
    GERMAN shipping bank DVB has predicted that freight earnings and utilisation rates for chemical tankers are headed for two years of steady increases
  • Thermal stocks fall in India
    THERMAL coal inventories at India's ports are dwindling after months of inertia, IHS McCloskey reported today
  • Freight agents expect slowing
    THE OUTLOOK for global container traffic has weakened further, according to fresh research and surveys published this week
  • Bank predicts GPPL boom
    CREDIT Suisse, which holds a stake of 4.24% in APM Terminals-owned Gujarat Pipavav Port Ltd, has predicted big gains for the port company, tied to fast growth in India's box volumes
  • Bunker price surge steels VLCC owners' resolve
    BUNKER prices have surged to exceed $720 per tonne in Fujairah and Singapore, brokers told Fairplay today
  • LR tanker rates tumble
    LR2 TANKER rates have dropped to Worldscale 88.21, or $7,458 per day, after hovering before Christmas at W105 ($9,661/day) on Persian Gulf/East routes
  • Regional competition rising across Asia
    CHINESE intra-Asia liner SITC told Fairplay today it expects more carriers to compete in its sector as regional trade grows, reflecting depressed long-haul freight rates
  • CMA CGM acquires DPW's terminal stake
    CMA CGM has taken full control of Terminal Med Europe in Marseilles after acquiring the 50% stake of its partner DPW
  • Crowding blamed in fatal Madagascar sinking
    CROWDING caused the fatal sinking of a small cargo ship in Madagascar, investigators have determined

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Three CSX Trains Collide, Spark Chemical Fire in Indiana
    A collision of three CSX Transportation trains caused a massive chemical fire and possible hazardous chemical spill Friday afternoon in...
  • Analyst Says US Export Growth Will Outpace GDP in 2012
    The value of U.S. exports in 2012 will grow at twice the rate of GDP, with the value of outbound...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - Insecurity in the Air
    For those in the air cargo industry, 2011 was a year spent taking inventory of progress on enhancing national security...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - 3PLs Weathering the Storm
    Despite a string of natural disasters and the global economic malaise, third-party logistics service providers performed well through the first...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - Bullish on Transport
    The U.S. economy has undergone major changes in last few decades. In 1950, goods-related activity was 40 percent of GDP....
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - When the Box Becomes the Engine
    International container business has been a key element in the development of the North American rail intermodal transportation market for...
  • Exporters Urge Congress to Increase Ex-Im Bank Lending
    U.S. exporters say they may have trouble financing projects unless Congress lifts the lending cap of the Export-Import Bank of...
  • US Steel Imports Rose 18 Percent in November
    U.S. steel imports rose 18 percent in November from a year earlier and were up nearly 20 percent in the...
  • ILA Protests Automation in NY-NJ Port
    More than 200 International Longshoremen's Association members on Friday protested a New York-New Jersey container terminal's labor-saving technology plan, foreshadowing...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - Ports' Taxing Challenge
    As the American Association of Port Authorities celebrates its centennial year in 2012, we look forward to working with Congress...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - Hardly Demanding for Imports
    Overall U.S. containerized imports grew modestly in 2011, rising 2.2 percent from 2010 - slightly lower than what I predicted...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - High Stakes for Free and Fair Trade
    2012 is likely to be another active year for international trade. It is, of course, an election year, and that,...
  • Three Unions, Railroads Reach Agreement
    Three unions representing railroad workers this week ratified contracts with major U.S. railroads, leaving only one union to not have...
  • Transportation Hiring Cuts Into Jobless Rate
    Stronger than expected job gains in transportation and manufacturing helped reduce the U.S. unemployment rate to 8.5 percent in December,...
  • Truckload Rates Set to Rise, TransCore Says
    Truckload rates rose less than some carriers expected but more than shippers wanted in 2011, with spot market rates on...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - A Test of Wills
    When will the pain get so bad it's no longer tolerable? The fate of container shipping in 2012 is tied...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - Balanced Out
    Anyone interested in the direction of business in 2012 should spend some time walking the aisles of Home Depot's financial...
  • Greenbrier Doubles Revenue on Railcar Demand
    Rising rail freight and equipment demand sent revenue soaring at railcar and barge maker Greenbrier in the last quarter, strengthening...
  • Asia-US West Coast SCFI Rate Jumps 7.2 Percent
    The average rate for spot rate for container shipping from Asia to the U.S. West Coast jumped 7.2 percent in...
  • 2011/2012 Annual Review & Outlook - Seeking Facility for Growth
    U.S. warehouse facilities have never played a more vital role in supply chain strategies. As the U.S. economy slid into...
  • DP World to Operate Vancouver Island Terminals
    DP World Vancouver plans to ship containers from the Port of Nanaimo to mainland Canada after the terminal operator recently...
  • New York-New Jersey Imports Rise 5.2 Percent
    Container imports through the Port of New York and New Jersey in November grew 5.2 percent year-over-year, offsetting a slim...
  • MSC Hikes India to Europe, Mediterranean Rates
    Mediterranean Shipping Company will apply a general rate increase on westbound trade from India to North Europe and the Mediterranean,...
  • Freight Index Signals Steadier US Shipping Demand
    The Cass Freight Index for U.S. domestic shipments inched up 0.7 percent in December over the previous year, signaling new...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Hammond sends warning shots to Iran
    The UK's minister of defence, Philip Hammond, has warned Iran's navy leaders and Government officials that their veiled threats of closing the Straits of Hormuz ...
  • CSAV gets deeper into bed with MSC
    CSAV will be withdrawing its ABS service between Asia and the Black Sea in February 2012 in favour of buying slots on MSC's Tiger service. Only scant details have ...
  • Nigeria in crisis
    Nigeria will likely come to a standstill on Monday , as the country's main labour unions, including Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union ...
  • Safmarine launches Android apps
    Safmarine Container Lines has extended its e-business applications to users of mobile devices using the Android operating system meaning that these customers are ...
  • US intermodal traffic sees 'good ending' for 2011
    US intermodal rail volumes are continuing their upwards trajectory as traffic for 2011 reached 11.9 million trailers and containers, up 5.4% over 2010 and a 20.4% ...
  • MIQ launches new logistics centre on US east coast
    US (Kansas)-headquartered MIQ Logistics has opened a new logistics centre on the US east coast in order to offer 'significant scale and easy access' into ...
  • Mombasa gridlocked again
    A rush of imports, further failures of the port's edi systems, ongoing issues with regard to consignees delaying the delivery of their cargo and congestion problems ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Banks bet on Oceaneering
    New York-listed offshore syndicate secures cash for growth as banks join forces to back $300m credit facility.
  • Demolition dash
    Brokers link Vinalines of Vietnam and Hong Kong's Hua Ming to freshly minted scrapping contracts worth nearly $10m.
  • DB tackles tanker threat
    Equity Analyst says shares of Frontline and OSG would be poised to pop if Iran were to close the Strait of Hormuz.
  • TMS tanker tops detainee list
    George Economou-backed tanker entities join Evalend Shipping and others on USCG's December detention report.
  • Modec sells Ghana FPSO
    Japanese owner nets $750m from the sale of floater to Tullow Oil-led consortium.
  • YPF to spark LNG floater
    Repsol's Argentine spin-off lending a hand at slow-moving floating regasification project.
  • Ro-pax takes shelter
    Passengers stuck on UK's Commodore Clipper overnight as storms battered Jersey.
  • Drought adds to dry woes
    La Nina weather phenomenon will offer a further headache for the bulker market in the next few months, ICAP says.
  • Soltin snatches cargoship
    Danish owner picks up 1997-built Tirador at auction in Rotterdam.
  • NewLead sells another cape
    Nasdaq-listed owner tipped to have cashed a further vessel in scrap-level deal with a Chinese owner.
  • Shipping down the pan
    Industry bigwigs gloomy about 2012 prospects, but private equity could be sifting through the dirt for golden nuggets of opportunity.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 6, 2012
  • Prices uncertain as week ends
    Crude futures lower over European economic worries.
  • Vessel adrift after engines fail
    Fishing vessel has 145 mt of bunker fuel on board.
  • South African market stays firm as Fujairah softens
    MGO prices in Durban see gain of more than $50 pmt.
  • Week ends with prices softening in Rotterdam
    South Europe shows mixed picture.
  • Emulsion fuel system promises fuel savings, emission reductions
    Fuel savings of 5% to 15% means ROI within months, along with up to 50% NOx and 90% PM reduction, according to maker of the onboard unit.
  • Brightoil leaps to second place in table of Singapore suppliers
    BP remains in the top slot for eighth year running.
  • Durban supply tightens further on refinery issues
    180 cSt prices soar amid very limited quotes and spot market may dry up soon.
  • Consultancy considers impact of sanctions against Iran
    European embargo of Iranian fuel oil would have little significance, says energy consultant.
  • New Global Technical Manager for DNVPS
    Charlotte Rojgaard has taken over Singapore-based position from Dag Olav Halle.
  • Bunker prices falling across Asian ports as week ends
    Supplies remain tight in Singapore and Hong Kong, say traders.
  • LNG-powered OSVs in US Gulf 'likely' to become trend
    Availability of LNG and implementation of the US ECA makes LNG a 'natural choice', says ABS Chief Engineer.
  • High bunker costs to hurt NOL's profitability
    Investment bank maintains NOL's 'Sell' rating amid flat intra-Asia freight rates and high bunker costs.
  • SGX fuel oil futures contract volumes dwindle
    Players 'not surprised' that trading volumes dipped in 2011 with no lots traded since May.
  • Tugboat in illegal bunker transfer case seized
    Singapore coast guard seizes tugboat involved in illegal transfer of bunker fuel.
  • Hong Kong government wants ECA feasibility study
    Hong Kong's Environmental Protection Department wants consultation study on ECA proposals.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
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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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