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January 10, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Ship union to seek extra pay for members
    A union representing 23,000 seafarers will seek extra payments for its members if Iran's threat to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz endangers their safety, as US officials ramped up rhetoric against the Islamic state.
  • NZ starts cleanup after cargo ship splits
    Shipping cargo and debris are littering a beach on New Zealand's North Island after Rena, the 236-metre container vessel stranded on a reef since October, yesterday split into two in rough seas.
  • China firm delays ship rental payments
    China's Shagang Shipping has failed to pay millions of dollars in vessel rental fees to Diana Shipping, said a source close to the Greece-based firm, as Chinese maritime companies struggle through a downturn in the dry bulk freight market.

Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk expands box capacity at double the rate of rivals in 2011
  • Little oil sighted after Rena splits in two off New Zealand's North Island
  • Nigeria braces for general strike over fuel as Muslims torch the north
  • 52-kilometre Shanghai-Jiangsu highway opens with its 7-kilometre bridge
  • Dalian box volume to be 6.4 million TEU when full 2011 numbers counted
  • China, Japan, South Korea, Russia sign rail-water transport accords
  • Mombasa port mulls surcharge, carriers impose their own to end gridlock
  • Canadian ports tell FMC tax evasion plays no role in US cargo diversion
  • Port of Montreal marks record year up 4pc to 1.2 million TEU
  • DP World to take over port facilities in Nanaimo, British Columbia
  • US weighs retaliatory action against Europe's aviation carbon tax
  • Chinese air carriers say no to EU carbon tax, Cathay considers surcharge
  • Analysts: FedEx US$400 million airmail deal at risk, UPS contract safer

Exim Indiaweb site
  • APM TERMINALS now in charge of Sweden's biggest container terminal
  • CIIs second international boating conference on Feb. 24
  • Demand for LNG tankers seen reaching all-time high this year
  • EVERGREEN LINE restarts UAM pendulum to North America, Asia and Med
  • Fujian's transhipments cross 10 million tonnes
  • Hefei port launches container shipping service to Shanghai
  • MAERSK LINE adds Tangiers in backhaul call on AE loop
  • MSC buys slots from Asia-ECSA loop
  • Safmarine increases Salalah-Mombasa feeder frequency
  • Shanghai box rate index shows sharp surge towards end-2011
  • Wan Hai, Sinotrans launch north China-Taiwan loop
  • EU debt crisis drives coffee exporters to eye new markets
  • Imports fulfil demand for electronic parts: Survey
  • GMB ports handle 13.66 pc more cargo in nine months
  • NMPT increasing overall capacity, boosting box throughput
  • Bahamas export figures genuine
  • Bold reforms & stability in policy required to push exports: Fieo
  • Fieo elects Rafeeque Ahmed as new President

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Pierandrea Galli new CEO of Cargolux Italia
    Cargolux Italia appointed Pierandrea Galli as its chief executive officer and accountable manager on 1 January. Galli has 23 years of experience in the aviation industry and has w...
  • DB Schenker opening Inner Mongolian office
    DB Schenker Logistics, the logistics division of Deutsche Bahn, is expanding in China, opening a new branch in Hohhot, the capital of Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of China...
  • Logwin expands presence in China with Chengdu office
    Logwin, a global leader in air and ocean freight and logistics services, has opened a new sales office in Chengdu, Sichuan province (China), thus further strengthening its presenc...
  • Bibby Distribution secures Halo Foods contract in UK
    The UK-based logistics company Bibby Distribution has secured a contract with Halo Foods, a sister company of Honey Monster Foods and Fox's confectionary, for which Bibby provides...
  • Toyota South Africa Motors now transports vehicles by rail
    Durban-based Toyota South Africa Motors transports its vehicle by rail now, having signed an agreement with Transnet Freight Rail. The contract will be executed in three phases, wi...
  • Russian Railways ends 2011 with positive result
    Preliminary forecasts see Russian Railways achieving a net profit of RUB 17.7 billion, or approximately EUR 424 million (under Russian accounting standards). Operating income incr...
  • Infrastructure upgrade in Senegal and Gambia
    The African Development Bank has approved USD 107 million for the construction of a trans-Gambia bridge and cross-border improvement project in Senegal and Gambia. The project wil...
  • Czechia raises road tolls
    Czechia has increased its road tolls by 25% for all commercial vehicles weighing more than 3.5 t and also applies to journeys undertaken on Fridays between 15.00 and 21.00. Only t...
  • Volga-Dnepr adds modernised IL-76TD-90VD to fleet
    Volga-Dnepr Airlines has added a fourth modernised IL-76TD-90VD cargo aircraft to its fleet. The fourth new generation IL-76TD-90VD freighter was built to order at the Tashkent Ch...
  • Royal Jordanian awards GSA contract to Globe Air Cargo
    Royal Jordanian Airlines has awarded its cargo GSSA contract for Austria and Eastern Europe to Globe Air Cargo, a part of the ECS Group. The full GSSA contract includes road feede...
  • Barig welcomes new South American member
    The Board of Airline Representatives in Germany (Barig) welcomed Surinam Airways as a new member at the beginning of the year. Surinam's flag carrier will figure as an offline car...
  • Ukrainian ports offer transit rebates
    The handling of transit goods is set to be reduced substantially in Ukrainian ports in 2012. Deputy prime minister and infrastructure minister Boris Kolesnikov has announced rebat...
  • Port Louis Mauritius to double terminal capacity
    The Mauritius Port Authority is set to invest USD 222 million more in the expansion of its facilities. It will deepen the fairway to 19 m by 2015. A second container terminal will...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Rolls-Royce and Great Lakes Shipyard to upgrade Interlake Steamship tug
  • Harvey Gulf picks ABS to class LNG-powered offshore supply vessels
  • MSC realigns its shoreside operations
  • Donjon salvages barge sunk under Newport Pell Bridge
  • Meyer Werft floats out Disney Fantasy
  • Keppel AmFELS to build and upgrade Diamond Offshore semi

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Foss Maritime earns patent for hybrid propulsion/energy system
  • Diluted earnings per share down for Schnitzer Steel
  • AAPA sets workshop coverning public/government relations
  • The Greenbrier Companies reports fiscal first quarter numbers
  • Assistant Secretary of Commerce for IA receives ceremonial swearing-in

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Stealthgas pockets $30m from raft of time charters
    Company also sells vessel for $1.3m profit
  • Pension fund investors see potential in port assets
    Long-term stable cash flows are essential
  • Refinancing deals show confidence in UK ports
    Two benchmark deals signed late last year as non-eurozone banks stay in the frame
  • The devil is in the detail
    Is the 2013 deadline on technical operational measures opening a Pandora's box of problems?
  • Armed guards need rights
    If a pirate craft opens fire after a warning, the guards should be able to return fire
  • Can the dire strait be avoided?
    Europe is in no fit state to threaten Iran
  • Cargo liquefaction costs lives
    Industry must address mis-declaration and improve monitoring of loads
  • Technology can reduce the risk
    Better designs will stabilise bulk carriers and cut risk of liquefaction
  • US refineries export record volumes in fourth quarter 2011
    Extra cargoes boost tanker owners
  • US investment firm buys chemical tanker
    Outsider interest brings new hope to secondhand market
  • China Shipping tops European customer-service poll
    Shippers give thumbs down to Maersk
  • Maran lands Lloyd's Register's first energy-management certificate
    Angelicoussis tanker company hails certification 'milestone'
  • Pertamina books VLGC for three years as charterers take upper hand
    Time charter and spot LPG shipping prices on the slide
  • HSH Nordbank and unsecured creditors file rejoinders in Omega Navigation Enterprises Chapter 11 case
    Separate filings come ahead of cash collateral hearing
  • SeaFrance in administration
    President Sarkozy promises 'credible solution' for ferry company employees
  • Solvang orders full SOx scrubber for LPG newbuilding
    Shipowner will have two systems installed o n an 84,000 cu m liquid petroleum gas carrier
  • HSH Nordbank confirms cancellation of Chinese bank's $500m loan deal
    China Development Bank's move came after Moody's downgraded HSH
  • Hamworthy shareholders say yes to Wärtsilä acquisition
    Deal due to be completed by the end of January
  • Restis increases stake in Seanergy
    Nasdaq-listed owner announces $10m injection by major shareholders
  • Awilco extends LNG charter for WilEnergy for six months
    Spot rates to stay high as market remains tight
  • Older bulkers see value slide
    Vintage tonnage fetches lower prices after a sluggish week for sales
  • Scrap sales to Bangladesh reflect hopes that yards will reopen
    Chittagong breakers await High Court hearing on Thursday
  • Keeping oil flowing
    The UAE is reportedly planning a pipeline that could export crude oil if Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz
  • Standard restructures to prepare for Solvency II
    P&I club creates a European umbrella insurance company
  • Troubled waters
    South China Sea stand-off sends a message to the US
  • Eurotunnel to make an offer for SeaFrance ferries
    Move will secure cross-Channel capacity if SeaFrance goes bust
  • DFDS Seaways expands freight services
    Demand buoyant on the Humber
  • European oil majors lose ground to Asia in dirty tanker charters
    Shell holds top spot in Poten top 20

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • UAE's pipeline alternative to Hormuz is delayed
    A PIPELINE alternative to the Strait of Hormuz has reportedly been delayed until at least April
  • Restis props up Seanergy
    NASDAQ-listed bulk operator Seanergy today announced two loan revisions and a $10M equity injection from its controlling shareholder, the Restis family
  • Court orders liquidation of SeaFrance
    SEAFRANCE today was placed into liquidation and ordered to cease all business activity
  • Silport traffic rises 40%
    ESTONIA'S Silport said it raised throughput in 2011 by 40% year on year.1108732.timg
  • Kochi billing opposed
    SEAFOOD exporters in Kerala have appealed again to the High Court over terminal handling charges, with lines refusing to co-operate with a new system of direct billing
  • Ro-ro explosives seized
    OFFICERS have seized a explosives aboard a ro-ro at Masbate's port in the Philippines
  • Static year for dirty fixtures
    DIRTY fixture levels were fairly static in 2011 versus the previous year, brokers told Fairplay today
  • Portugal's ports on strike
    PORTUGAL'S port workers today reportedly began a five-day strike that threatens to disrupt exports
  • Modest increase in box rates
    BOX RATES continued to increase last week in the run-up to the Lunar New Year, albeit at a modest pace
  • Eurotunnel springs shock SeaFrance entry
    EUROTUNNEL today made a surprise late entrance in the SeaFrance saga with an offer to buy the Channel ferry operator's ships
  • Place your bets, breakers
    CASH BUYERS are placing their bets by acquiring ships for delivery to Bangladesh's breakers, even though they have yet to get court approval to resume recycling
  • Waves finally break Rena
    BATTERED by 7m waves, the stranded box ship Rena has finally split in half, with both the front and back sections still lodged today on a New Zealand reef
  • Isle of Man tonnage rises
    THE ISLE of Man Ship Registry said today tonnage under its flag hit a new high in 2011
  • Efnav buys TORM ships
    GREECE'S Efnav has apparently bought two Kamsarmax newbuildings that embattled Danish owner TORM transferred to strengthen its balance sheet
  • COSCO shuffles bosses
    MA ZEHUA, boss at China COSCO Holdings, has been appointed chairman of the group's shipbuilding arm Cosco Corp (Singapore)

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Diesel Prices Rise for First Time in Seven Weeks
    Diesel prices across the United States increased for first time in seven weeks in the week ending Jan. 9, rising...
  • Scraping Bottom: How Deep Are They?
    The budget cutting sweeping through Washington won't help U.S. ports looking to prepare for the big, new ships that will...
  • Customer Expansion to Drive CSX Business Up $230 Million
    CSX Transportation stands to gain more than $230 million in annual revenue from nearly $1.4 billion in new facilities built...
  • US Xpress Names Smith President of Arnold Unit
    U.S. Xpress Enterprises picked Todd Smith, former president of truckload operator LinkAmerica, as president of Arnold Transportation Services, a 750-truck...
  • Yusen Logistics Begins Shanghai-UK LCL Service
    Yusen Logistics this week launched a weekly less-than-containerload service from Shanghai to Southampton, U.K., as the forwarder builds on a...
  • Kerry to Build Logistics Center in North-Central China
    Kerry Logistics will build a 753,000-square-foot logistics center in Zhengzhou, as the third-party logistics provider expands its reach in north-central...
  • CP Rejects Push by Activist Investor to Replace CEO
    Canadian Pacific Railway directors unanimously rejected the push by an activist hedge fund investor to replace the company's CEO with...
  • ILA's Knott Discusses Proposed Automation at NY-NJ Terminal (Video)
    Stephen Knott, general vice president of the International Longshoremen's Association, discusses the union's concerns about the introduction of labor-saving technology...
  • Bulldog Hiway Express Founder Moseley Dead
    Rodolph Davis Moseley, a veteran who founded trucking company Bulldog Hiway Express with a $1,000 loan and a used truck,...
  • New Zealand Braces for Oil Spill as Rena Breaks Apart
    The container ship Rena broke in two in heavy swells over the weekend on the reef off the New Zealand...
  • DHL Launches Italy-Dubai LCL Service
    DHL Global Forwarding this week launched a less-than-container load service between Italy and Kuwait, as the German carrier adds ocean...
  • Balance on the Roller-Coaster
    Shippers and manufacturers want it in their inventory flow. Carriers on the ocean, land and in the air certainly crave...
  • Seeding Green Logistics
    Despite economic uncertainty, companies are expected to expand support of green logistics initiatives in 2012 and are looking for technology...
  • Supply Chains Head to the Cloud
    Amid volatile global markets, the need for greater supply chain flexibility and visibility will drive investments in technology in 2012....
  • Flexibility, Collaboration on 3PL Agenda
    Third-party logistics providers have their work cut out for them in 2012. Volatile global markets are driving demand for collaborative,...
  • Booster Shot for Pharmaceuticals
    Last year's trio of new bilateral U.S. trade pacts - with South Korea, Colombia and Panama - will boost U.S....
  • US Electronics Exporters Powering Up
    U.S. exporters of semiconductors and consumer electronics strongly supported the passage of the three new trade agreements, and expect the...
  • Wait and Balance
    It took airline cargo executives several months into 2011 before they started pulling back capacity to meet the reality of...
  • Coal Looks Abroad
    Coal exports may account for less than 10 percent of U.S. production, but strong demand from overseas buyers proved critical...
  • Lumber Shipments Sawed Off
    When Canadian National Railway announced in August it was expanding a lumber transload facility at Prince George, British Columbia, it...
  • Intermodal's Pricing Power
    Economic growth was disappointing in 2011 and a strong rebound is unlikely in 2012, but North America's railroads will continue...
  • Survey Sees Higher Rates, Volume
    More than 60 percent of truckers surveyed in November said they expect volume to increase in 2012, with only 2...
  • Trucking's Optimistic Turn
    You see them more these days than a year ago, the smiling people. Odds are they work in trucking. For...
  • On a Wing Chair and a Prayer
    When the housing market sneezes, the furniture and appliance industries catch a cold. All have suffered poor health that will...
  • Pedal to the Metal
    Americans are starting to spend money on cars again, and the results are showing up in increased imports of automotive...
  • Energy for Expansion
    Breakbulk shipping faces a challenging 2012 with excess capacity capping freight rates as a slowing global economy depresses conventional cargo...
  • Busy Lanes, Getting Busier
    Even as other markets remain roiled by uncertainty, the hemispheric trade between the U.S. and South America looks bright for...
  • Action on the North Atlantic
    Like the Energizer Bunny, the trans-Atlantic trade just keeps going and going. In contrast to other major east-west trade lanes,...
  • Sailing Against The Tide
    Industry experts expect the supply-demand trends that drove eastbound trans-Pacific business late in 2011 to extend into 2012. Retailers will...
  • Free Trade's Winners and Losers
    Which kinds of U.S. exports will enjoy the biggest boost from the three new free trade agreements? Beyond its tariff...
  • Free Trade Frenzy
    Nearly five years after the Bush administration first negotiated free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama, revised versions...
  • Can SMEs Deliver the Goods?
    President Obama's National Export Initiative places a specific emphasis on expanding exports by small and midsize businesses, companies that make...
  • Exports Lead the Way
    Housing can't do it. Technology is strong, but not strong enough to act as the economic driver. And, with consumer...
  • Shaerf on Shipping Industry's Debt Burden, Paying for New Ship Orders (Video)
    Peter Shaerf, managing director of AMA Capital Partners, talks about the debt burden hanging over the shipping industry, how the...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Nigeria grinds to a standstill
    The Nigerian Labour Congress' (NLC) and Trade Union Congress' (TUC) calls for an indefinite strike in protest at the Government's decision to end the fuel subsidy ...
  • Seafarers 'thin but alive' after 15-month hijack ordeal
    A Maltese-flagged chemical tanker and it 18 crew, pirated in September of 2010 while en route to the breakers yard, was set free by its Somali pirate tormentors ...
  • Kerry beefs up presence in China with new centre
    Kerry Logistics is expanding its presence in central China by building a new logistics centre in Zhengzhou in Henan Province. Construction of the facility will ...
  • Carriers continue to make hay whilst sun shines
    Ocean carriers remained upbeat about spot freight rate prospects out of Shanghai last week according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange's Shanghai Containerized ...
  • Damco boosts combined sea-air solutions in North Asia after acquisition
  • PTP on solid ground
    Malaysia's Port Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) enjoyed a near 15% growth in its box throughput last year with the 7.5 million TEU handled comparing with 6.53 million TEU ...
  • Clarion/DHL to build Sao Paulo logistics complex
    New York-based Clarion Partners and Germany-domiciled DHL Supply Chain have set up a strategic alliance and will invest USD100 million in a series of warehousing ...
  • Strasbourg underlines transfer of container operations inland
    The inland French port of Strasbourg, which is located on the upper reaches of the river Rhine, saw its container traffic increase by 6.7% in 2011, up to 385,241TEU. ...
  • Rena breaks into two and gives up its cargo to the seas
    Stormy weather and heavy sea swells overnight on Saturday January 7 have finally taken their toll on the 3,352TEU containership, Rena, which ran aground off of ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Stealth sheds tiny tanker
    Harry Vafias-backed owner signs off on $30m worth of charters while preparing to book gain from sale of LPG carrier.
  • MJLF examines Iran
    Capacity glut in the tanker arena overshadows positive impact of US and EU sanctions against Tehran, broker says.
  • Cantor spells out cape fears
    Batch of January newbuilding deliveries will keep capesize earnings at new reduced level, analyst says.
  • LDA eyes wind project
    Diversified French shipowner seeks role in offshore wind farm development.
  • Manx register hits record
    Isle of Man-flagged tonnage increased 12% in 2011 to new high.
  • Oslo's watch list
    Sevan Marine, Seabird and Eitzen Maritime Services plagued by Norwegian exchange's 'uncertain' share price alarm.
  • Restis lends Seanergy a hand
    Greek dynasty injects $10m into bulker owner as part of loan holiday for the company.
  • SeaFrance liquidated
    French court orders bankrupt four-ship operator to cease operations as rescue plans fail.
  • CO threatens Kings Point cadets
    Deadly gas leak prompts evacuation at US Merchant Marine Academy as students swarm area hospitals.
  • Fredriksen chops charter
    Owner's Knightsbridge Tankers takes $10,700 per day less for VLCC chartered by restructured Frontline.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 9, 2012
  • Hybrid propulsion system gains US patent protection
    Proven to significantly reduce emissions, fuel consumption and equipment maintenance for marine vessels.
  • Rotterdam market 'slow'
    Piraeus market softens.
  • Fujairah prices fall
    NYMEX showing losses of more than $1 in early trading.
  • O.W. Bunker launches German brand
    Wrist Bunker Supply GmbH and Wrist World Wide Trading GmbH merge to form O.W. Bunker Germany GmbH.
  • Ferry operator goes into liquidation
    Court rejects bailout plan for SeaFrance.
  • Hamworthy shareholders in favour of acquisition
    Proposed acquisition by Wartsila expected to become effective at the end of January.
  • Fujairah pipeline operational 'within six months'
    'There is delay, it is a lot of work,' says UAE oil minister.
  • New board member at World Shipping Council
    Ng Yat Chung, Group President and CEO of NOL, elected to Association's board.
  • Asia fuel oil market 'could tighten'
    VLCC costs are squeezing out arbitrage opportunities.
  • Order signed for first complete scrubber system
    Newbuild LPG tanker to be fitted with scrubbers for main and auxiliary engines as 2015 'deadline' approaches.
  • Week opens with Asian prices mostly down
    Avails remain tight in Singapore and Hong Kong, traders say.
  • Sinopec subsidiary acquires 50% of Fujairah terminal company
    Takes over 50% of oil depot operator Fujairah Oil Terminal for $25.05 million.
  • Distressed cargo ship leaks oil off Western Australian coast
    Vessel had 102 mt of IFOs onboard when heavy swells split it in two.
  • Petroplus closes refineries on credit freeze
    Credit lines have been 'suspended' and bank accounts 'restricted,' says Petroplus.
  • Fluorescent dye for marine fluid leak detection developed
    TP-3405CS Dye-Lite All-In-One can expose leaks smaller than 3.7 ml per year.
  • No fresh oil spill from Rena after 'worst' weather
    Rena is now in two pieces, about 20-30 metres apart after extreme weather conditions over the weekend.
  • Vessel seized for unpaid UBT bunkers released
    Owners placed bond with 'sufficient surety' for the vessel's release, according to court documents.
  • Incentive to slow steam 'high'
    VLCCs continue to sail at slower speed in the fourth quarter of 2011 in a bid to cut fuel consumption, says RS Platou.

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