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January 12, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • South Korea shipbuilders mull over joint bid for France's GTT
    The battle between South Korea and China to own Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT), a firm that develops systems for storing liquefied natural gas (LNG) on ships, could ultimately be one of survival for Korean shipbuilders after the country lost most of its market share in the building of standard ships to China.
  • Container ship capacity may rise 8.3% this year
    The global fleet of container ships may increase 8.3 per cent in 2012, the most in two years, prolonging an oversupply of vessels on all major trade lanes that could undermine efforts to raise rates, Alphaliner says.
  • Baltic index hits 5-month low
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell to its lowest in five months as a growing slowdown in cargo bookings hurt sentiment.

Sched Netweb site
  • Taiwan's CNC charters box space on MOL's Japan-Thai-Philippines service
  • No more oil leaks from broken Rena's as containership now 75pc submerged
  • China's total turnover logistics value increases 12.5pc in first 11 months
  • Diana Containerships buys 2 panamaxers at US$30 million each from APL
  • Dandong City reaps benefits from its growing trade with North Korea
  • Zim hikes subcontinent-north Europe rate US$200/TEU from February 1
  • Seattle to FMC: If US law diverts cargo through Canada then you must act
  • Hague-based APMT to spend US$135 million to hike volume at Lagos terminal
  • Oman growth spurs investment spend to include railway-port expansion
  • New GAC India office opens at Pipavav to meet needs of more ship calls
  • US demand recovery prompts hope of cautious optimism, say economists
  • DHL launches Italy-Kuwait sea freight consolidation link
  • Singapore's Seletar Airport to install new control tower
  • International air cargo body joins outcry against EU carbon tax scheme
  • Damco buys Chinese air freight forwarder to boost sea-air capability
  • Economic uncertainty creates opportunities in 'recession proof' sectors

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Rickmers Tianjin christened at Mumbai Port
  • Safmarine appoints Grant Daly as new CEO
  • Shipping cos under pressure to reduce CO2 emissions from this year
  • MPSEZ changes name to APSEZ
  • Govt notifies 100 pc FDI in single-brand retail
  • Sugar exports permit deadline extended
  • Crude drops to 5-day low ahead of eurozone talks
  • Ex-Im Workshops 27th batch to commence next month
  • The ghost of honest mistakes

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Fret SNCF to continue single wagon load services
    Fret SNCF, the railfreight division of SNCF Geodis, remains on course with its multi-lots multi-clients single wagon load service (MLMC) in France, which it launched in 2010, and w...
  • Direct Rail Services orders 15 locomotives in the UK
    Freight operator Direct Rail Services has ordered 15 new Vossloh Euro Light UK mixed traffic diesel-electric locomotives. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2013 and will be fit...
  • German railway crossings cannot handle gigaliners
    Gigaliners, which are currently being tested in seven German states, are due to hit Germany's roads this spring, but the Allianz pro Schiene (pro-rail alliance) has warned that the...
  • Bouché & Partner rejuvenates fleet in Mannheim
    The German company Bouché & Partner is banking on its Mannheim location and investing in nine new trucks and trailers for the hub. The centre's own fleet has thus been younger ...
  • Universal Express names new Brussels airport branch manager
    On 1 January former sales manager Luc Del'Haye took over the management of Universal Express's Zaventem branch from Jean-Marc Lambrechts, who has left the industry. Del'Haye is sup...
  • Finnair cargo volumes increase in 2011
    Finnair's latest figures show that the airline's available tonne kilometres grew by 35%, and its revenue tonne kilometres by 20%, in 2011 in comparison with 2010. The amount of car...
  • AF-KLM Cargo and Martinair introduce e-booking tool
    It is now easier to book specialised shipments in Air France-KLM Cargo and Martinair Cargo's network through a new e-booking tool. The product selector, an innovation on cargo port...
  • EU orders Hungary to recover state aid from Malev
    The European Commission has found that financial support granted to the Hungarian flag carrier Malev between 2007 and 2010 in the context of its privatisation and renationalisation...
  • Safmarine launches e-shipping application
    The release of a new Safmarine shipping application for all mobile devices using the Android operating system will allow Safmarine customers to access and download essential shippi...
  • Port of Auckland loosing clients on account of strikes
    Ports of Auckland has confirmed that New Zealand's largest exporter Fonterra has decided to transfer export activities from Auckland to other ports from the end of January, on acco...
  • New Dachser hazardous goods warehouse in Romania
    Logistics service provider Dachser has started operations in a new 6,500 sqm hazardous goods warehouse with 11,500 pallet slots near Bucharest. The EUR 10 million facility is the o...
  • Swiss Post takes over all of the Direct Mail Company
    The Swiss post office has taken over 100% of the Direct Mail Company and of Direct Mail Logistik, thus significantly strengthening its direct marketing position. The entities, in b...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Austal USA launches LCS 4
  • Korean shipping company cops plea in "magic hose" case
  • City of Boston offers retired fireboat on online auction
  • OSX Brasil gets funding for Açu Shipbuilding Unit
  • Odfjell Drilling to build sixth-generation semi for $1.2 billion BP contract
  • GHOST squadrons "could keep Straits of Hormuz open"
  • St. Johns Ship launches OSV for Caribbean

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Tarleton named president of Seattle Port Commission
  • Boeing reaches new level of Next-Generation 737 production
  • US Coast Guard assists Iranian mariners in distress
  • FMC wants industry input on Chinese bond coverage for NVOCCs
  • Carriers ink agreement covering new VLCC pool

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Lines to re-route ships as industrial strife shuts Nigerian ports
    Country poised for fourth day of strikes
  • All change in Dealogic lender league
    RBS share slumps to just 1.1%
  • Is there new money behind the headline figures?
    Dealogic's reported 26% lending rise masks shortage of new money for syndicated loans
  • India seeks new crude oil suppliers
    Move away from Iranian supplies could create greater tonne-miles
  • Hong Kong needs more government support
    City is so naturally good at being a maritime centre, its leaders tend to focus support elsewhere
  • Gulf Marine VLCC may not be sold but is under negotiations, say brokers
    Elektra Glory rumoured to be sold to South Korea's Sinokor but nothing is yet confirmed
  • US natural gas consumption to rise
    Forecast of 2% growth comes amid concerns that exports will drive up prices paid by US consumers
  • Seanergy cuts book values for six bulkers
    Impairment aims to boost balance sheet and improve future profits
  • Shipping minister to chair Dover privatisation meeting
    Private talks at House of Commons will bring together trust port's senior managers and their severest critics
  • Lloyd Fonds finance chief quits
    Departure said to be by mutual consent after differences of opinion about strategy
  • In praise of golden oldies
    Well-maintained old-timers challenge the modern craze for scrapping
  • Owners cave in to pressure to agree longer box-charter deals
    Contracts of more than three months are becoming common
  • China import slowdown spurs early credit easing
    A sharp fall in import growth signals drop in domestic consumption
  • Fewer shipping banks to seek new business, says Nordea
    Ronny Bjørnådal predicts emphasis on LNG and offshore in 2012
  • China seeks stronger oil ties with Saudi Arabia
    Oil refinery deal and high-level diplomatic visit show China's concern over Middle East oil supplies
  • VLCC earnings to stay below $20,000 per day for the next 12-18 months
    More owners will pool vessels to boost revenues, predicts Dahlman Rose
  • Brazil soyabean boom boosts end-2011 dry-bulk earnings
    Record exports in December follow crop failure in the US
  • Omega Navigation heads for mediation
    Judge extends cash collateral authorisation through to April 16
  • Aon Benfield loses marine reinsurance specialist to Cooper Gay
    John Sullivan moves over after 37 years
  • Odfjell signs deal to build Chinese chemicals terminal
    Joint venture with Nangang Port to develop a terminal and marine facility for bulk liquid chemicals, petroleum products and gases
  • SinOceanic seeks bank loans to finance newbuildings
    Three 13,100 teu container vessels being delivered this year at a purchase price of around $155m per vessel
  • Chinese box ports post record throughput
    Global economic slump leaves Shanghai and Dalian untouched
  • New doors opening for shipping risk
    As syndicated lenders edge forward an opportunity is emerging to fill the funding gap
  • Sinopec Kantons buys 50% of Fujairah storage project
    Lands first regional bunkers sale with BP deal

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Pirates take Iranian tanker
    A MARITIME security alert was issued today for the Gulf of Aden after pirates hijacked an Iranian chemical tanker carrying 30,000 tonnes of caustic soda
  • Seanergy severely impaired
    RESTIS-controlled Seanergy today revealed a $201.9M non-cash impairment loss as it wrote down the value of its drybulk fleet
  • US crude output to jump
    US CRUDE production will continue its resurgence this year, while its LNG imports will plunge, according to the EIA
  • US box tax attacked
    SEATTLE'S port boss has urged the US to change a law that he said favours Canadian ports for box imports bound for the US
  • India seeks Oil Plan B
    DELHI has advised Indian refiners to look for alternates to Iran for crude supplies
  • Cyprus finds munitions
    CYPRUS has found 35-60 tonnes of munitions being transported by general cargo ship to Syria
  • Drybulk snarls easing
    DRYBULK port congestion is easing, as coal and iron ore fixtures felt pressure amid cooling Chinese imports
  • Poten plays down sanctions impact on Iran
    A TANKER consultancy has played down the impact that US and European sanctions would have on Iran's exports
  • Nigerian ports threatened
    SHIPMENTS from Nigeria are at a "standstill", AP Møller-Maersk said today as the country began its third day of a general strike
  • Politicians, up your game
    SHIPPING markets will recover this year only if strong political leadership helps consumers regain confidence, BIMCO said today
  • KSS Line signs deal
    SOUTH KOREAN chemical and LPG shipping specialist KSS Line said it has sealed a one-year CoF to transport monochloroethylene for compatriot electronics maker LG International Japan
  • VLCC, Suezmax fixtures rose in 2011
    THE NUMBER of VLCC and Suezmax fixtures increased last year from 2010 totals, but the reverse was the case in smaller ship sizes, a tanker broker reported
  • US warned on dredging
    DREDGING funding cuts could result in $7.2Bn in losses to the US economy, a report from a lobbying group warned today
  • Wan Hai's shares drop
    TAIWANESE intra-Asia carrier Wan Hai's shares closed lower today after Moody's graded its Ba3 rating down from stable to negative
  • STX OSV feels squeeze
    DEMAND for offshore support vessels remains high, yet a financing crunch in Europe has hindered order flows for Singapore-listed Norwegian shipbuilder STX OSV

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Horizon Converts $49.7 Million of Debt to Equity
    Horizon Lines, the largest U.S.-flag domestic ocean carrier, has converted $49.7 million of debt to equity under terms of a...
  • 'Pipeline by Rail' Planned in Colorado
    Musket Corp. plans to open a crude-oil export terminal at Windsor, Colo., for unit train shipments using a newly constructed...
  • DOT Freight Index Rose 0.1 Percent in November
    The amount of freight carried by the for-hire transportation industry rose 0.1 percent in November from October, the Transportation Department...
  • BA-Iberia Cargo Traffic Soars 11.5 Percent
    IAG, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, saw cargo traffic in December expand 11.5 percent year-over-year, helping to drive 2011 traffic...
  • Ceridian-UCLA Trucking Index Rises 0.2 Percent
    The fuel-based Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index rose for the third straight month in December, climbing 0.2 percent following a...
  • Shippers' Plant Expansions to Push Up NS Carloads
    Norfolk Southern Railway is positioned to gain more than 150,000 carloads of annual business from nearly $9.5 billion in facility...
  • Q&A: A Preview of TPM Long Beach 2012
    Peter Tirschwell, senior vice president of strategy for UBM Global Trade, the parent company of JOC, gives a preview of...
  • Lufthansa Cargo Traffic Rose 1.6 Percent Last Month
    Lufthansa Cargo boosted traffic by a modest 1.6 percent in December from a year ago, but this was sufficient to...
  • Trans-Pacific Spot Rates Hold Firm
    Average trans-Pacific spot rates held firm after a one-week jump spurred by carriers' rate increases at the beginning of the...
  • Authorities Rescue 20 Sailors From Hijacked Vessel
    The Indian Shipping Ministry said international naval forces rescued 20 Indian sailors after pirates hijacked their Norwegian-flag bulk carrier off...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • DP World (Belgium) improves inland connections
    DP World has started operating Beverdonk Container Terminal just outside of Antwerp. The barge 'transferium' is located approximately 30km outside the port, in ...
  • Shanghai keeps top spot for 2011
    According to preliminary figures, Shanghai port comfortably retained its position as the number one container hub in the world during 2011 with pro-forma volumes ...
  • MSC to grow UK rail traffic with Freightliner
    MSC has renewed its rail contract with Freightliner in the UK, and looks set to increase its market share significantly. Commenting on just the basic terms of the ...
  • Nigeria is on the brink
    With Nigeria's national strike now in its third day, concerns are growing about the lawlessness that now prevails and the deeper divisions that are manifesting ...
  • Strong end-year growth in laid-up boxfleet
    Unsurprisingly the number of mothballed containerships has spiked in recent weeks as winter season capacity reductions and culled services increased the idled pool ...
  • Moody's slashes Wan Hai's outlook to negative
    Taiwan ocean carrier Wan Hai has had its credit outlook downgraded from stable to negative by Moody's Investors Service due to depressed freight rates, high bunker ...
  • CSA announces 2012 rate restoration regime
    The members of the Caribbean Shipowners' Association (CSA) have announced their rate restoration programme for the coming year. The objective of the plan is to ...
  • India moves to partially open up retail sector
    India's 1.2 billion consumer market will have the opportunity to buy a coffee at Starbucks or a wardrobe at Ikea in a relaxation of legislation announced ...
  • Daly appointed as Safmarine's new ceo
    It perhaps comes as no surprise that Safmarine's new ceo is its current head of the multipurpose vessel division, Grant Daly. He has been with the carrier for 17 ...
  • Zim Line also targets rate increase from Indian sub-continent to Europe
    Zim Line has joined the list of ocean carriers seeking to increase freight rates from the Indian sub-continent to Europe. With effect from February 1, it will target ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Asset values: It could be worse
    Vessel values in the shipping arena may be in flux but remain well above lows seen by owners of specialised municipal tonnage.
  • ADM wields efficiency axe
    NYSE-listed parent of US bulker owner poised to shed 1,000 salaried workers as it wages war on costs amid market mayhem.
  • Warburg to shed EMGS stake
    Electromagnetic Geoservices at risk of losing support of key shareholder as Warburg Pincus markets major stake.
  • Iran in piracy puzzler
    Security alerts and reports out of Tehran fuel speculation surrounding alleged attack on Iranian chemical carrier.
  • SinOceanic ices fundraisers
    Norwegian containership owner turns to banks and HNA-backed shareholder for cash to finance balance of $465m acquisition.
  • Odfjell's China hattrick
    Bergen-based chemical tanker owner to develop third terminal in China.
  • Dahlman's new tanker hope
    Corrective action by owners will start to cleanse oversupplied market in 2012, investment bank says.
  • Sri Lanka link returns?
    Ceylon Shipping Corp in talks to re-start Indian ferry route after Scotia Prince detained.
  • Impairments unhinge SHIP
    Restis-backed bulker clan takes $200m hit as plummeting asset values overshadow recent rescue package.
  • Philippines ferry grounds
    Besta Shipping's Baleno 5 stuck off Calapan after drifting in strong current.
  • Almi looks for VLCC escape
    Greek owner plans to clear the way for entry into booming LNG sector by reworking DSME orderbook, says Costas Fostiropoulos.
  • STX OSV boosted by Barents
    Singapore-listed shipbuilder primed to profit from game changing Norwegian discovery.
  • Hunter sells out of Baltic
    New York-based hedge fund bins its stake in Peter Georgiopoulos-led bulker owner at almost one third of its IPO price.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 11, 2012
  • Coast Guard warns of safety risk during fuel transfer
    Russian tanker Renda on its way to remote Alaskan community.
  • Oil lowers after fuel inventories rise
    Crude inventories increased five times more than analysts expected.
  • Bunker prices approaching all-time highs
    Prices at levels not seen since 2008 and just $20 to $40 shy of record.
  • Hong Kong inaction on emissions has been 'stunning'
    'Pollution killing Hong Kong residents is home-grown from trucks, buses, and ships using filthy bunker fuel.'
  • Bunker prices firm in Fujairah
    Prices climb in quiet market.
  • European markets see bunker prices climb
    Weak demand in Hamburg.
  • Petition says cruise lines should stop burning HFO
    European campaign has gathered nearly 50,000 signatures asking cruise ships to 'stop spewing filth' into the oceans.
  • Windy month ups DFDS fuel consumption
    Company says December average fuel consumption was around 10% higher than in November across the fleet.
  • Bank takes 'optimistic' view of demand for shipping
    Liner rates would be 'beautiful' if liner companies had laid off 5%-7% of their capacity.
  • Analysts gloomy on dry bulk sector outlook
    Rates could collapse due to fleet growth, while 'only the strongest' box ship operators will make profit in 2012.
  • Oil giant's new trading arm begins operations
    Aramco Trading will handle sale and purchase of fuel oil and other residual products.
  • IFO prices continue to rise in major Asian ports
    Demand for bunker fuels below average at key Asian ports on Wednesday.
  • MEP: European Commission to get involved in Petroplus dilemma
    British trade union representatives to meet manager of Petroplus Coryton refinery.
  • IFO avails at Far East Russian ports still 'tight'
    IFO180 supplies currently very limited while MGO is tight, say local traders.
  • Moody's lowers Wan Hai ratings to 'negative'
    Depressed freight rates and high bunker costs will continue to weigh on the Taiwanese shipping firm, says Moody's.
  • Emerson updates flowmeter configuration and diagnostics tool
    Tool can simultaneously connect to multiple devices.
  • Extent of fresh oil leak is 'minimal'
    Rena leak comes from 'tens of tonnes' of oil left on board the vessel, says Maritime New Zealand.
  • Istanbul to get tough on 'highly pollutant fuels'
    As maritime traffic increases, Istanbul Development Agency (ISTKA) passes regulation that would enable authorities to measure ship emissions.

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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
››› File
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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