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January 13, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Asia shipping expected to ride out stormy downturn
    The ongoing shipping downturn may mean more consolidation among shipping companies, but Asia will emerge from the ongoing shipping downturn as the new shipping nexus of the world, said key leaders of Singapore's maritime industry yesterday.
  • Singapore 2011 box traffic hits new record
    Singapore's ports handled an estimated 29.94 million twenty-foot containers in 2011, breaking the previous record set in 2008 by over 21,000 boxes. This advance estimate of the 2011 throughput was a 5.3 per cent increase from the year before, which registered 28.4 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs).
  • 15 more maritime firms to go green
    A new crop of 15 major maritime sector companies yesterday signalled their commitment to clean and green shipping practices under the Singapore Green Pledge initiative.

Sched Netweb site
  • Moody's downgrades Wan Hai's credit outlook to negative from stable
  • Safmarine appoints Grant Daly to replace Tomas Dyrbye as chief executive
  • Senior US admiral sees risk of China limiting access to South China Sea
  • Anhui provincial port capacity to increase to 500 million tonnes by 2015
  • Logwin expands in south China with new Guangdong sales office in Foshan
  • WSC elects NOL's new CEO, Ng, to head up Council after Widdows departs
  • DP World fails to develop Aden Port in Yemen as agreed
  • Forwarders need strong carrier relationships, warns leading forwarder
  • FedEx expands Hong Kong airport floor space 37pc to 4,695 square metres
  • Qantas to add 14 aircraft, including planes from Airbus, Embraer, Fokker
  • AA Cargo tops air freight volume ranking at New York's JFK airport

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Allcargo Logistics, Chennai handles record LCL export consol boxes in 2011
  • Frontline concludes restructuring; splits company into two
  • Sanjoy Das of Pole Star Logistics wins individual golf title in Chennai
  • Dahej port commissions second jetty
  • Global airfreight shrinks 3.1 pc towards end-2011
  • Corporate India raises $ 1.6 bn through ECBs in Nov.
  • Govt cuts onion export price to $ 150/t
  • Moodys upgrades Indias foreign currency deposit
  • PE firms pumped in $ 10.11 bn last year: Report
  • Sections of industry feel let down by move to extend export credit
  • Sensitive items' imports climb 42 pc in April-Oct. 2011
  • A 12-step guide to managing your money in 2012
  • Govt prepares for oil supply hit
  • Oil prices to soar 50 pc if Iran goes ahead with Strait of Hormuz blockade
  • Rupa Bhaty's 'Ruhaniyat' exhibition a success

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Globe Air Cargo awarded Vietnam Airlines UK contract
    Vietnam Airlines has chosen Globe Air Cargo as its general sales agent for a new route between London Gatwick, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The airline operates four Boeing B777 fli...
  • Temporary Egyptair capacity reduction to New York
    Egyptair is reducing frequencies between Cairo and New York JFK from daily to five times a week until April, deploying Boeing B777-300ER aircraft on the route.
  • Contargo transferring activities to Frankfurt
    The container terminal operator Contargo Aschaffenburg, which previously operated from the inland port of Aschaffenburg on the river Main, is transferring its activities to Frankf...
  • Euro 0 vehicles banned from parts of Styria
    Trucks and trailers in the emission class Euro 0 (vehicles older than 20 years) will be banned from 33 communities in the Austrian state of Styria from 1 March. The required Austr...
  • Norfolk Southern expanding Harrisburg intermodal operations
    Norfolk Southern, a top US transport company, is moving forward with plans to expand operations at its Rutherford intermodal facility near Harrisburg PA, after the USA's transport...
  • Bulgaria and Turkey sign road transport treaty
    Bulgaria and Turkey have entered into a new road transport treaty which is based on a framework set by the European conference of transport ministers and aims to enhance road haul...
  • FAA in controversy over lithium battery air carriage safety study
    The executive director of the Rechargeable Battery Association of the USA, George A. Kerchner, said recently said that an FAA study of the potential risks posed by transporting lit...
  • Port of Montreal does exceedingly well in 2011
    Preliminary data shows that the port of Montreal's total volume of cargo handled in all traffic is expected to increase by more than 9%, according to Sylvie Vachon, the president a...
  • Gratifying throughput for Dunkirk in 2011
    2010 was difficult for the port of Dunkirk, and 2011 excellent, according to Stéphane Raison, the hub's head. The port registered growing throughput for almost all types of goods ...
  • Ceva signs agreement with La Scuola
    The SCM specialist Ceva Logistics has signed a five-year contract with La Scuola, an Italian school books publisher. Ceva will manage warehousing activities for materials and books...
  • GAC Group expanding in Nordic countries
    The GAC Group has expanded its Nordic ship and liner agency and project logistics network with the acquisition of the shipping subsidiaries of the Lehmann Nordic Group. The acquis...
  • Grant Daly named Safmarine CEO from February
    Safmarine has appointed Grant Daly as its new CEO with effect from 1 February. South African-born Daly, currently the head of Safmarine's multipurpose vessel unit, joined Safmarin...
  • New head for Quehenberger Romania
    Cristian Albu has been named as the new head of Quehenberger Logistics in Romania. Albu, who has 15 years of forwarding and logistics experience, was last in charge of developing ...
  • Rieck Logistik expanding
    Berlin-based Rieck Logistik is now the majority shareholder in the Rostock-based freight forwarder Homtrans Service. Rieck originally took a 35% stake four years ago. The Rieck gro...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Dubai based unit to manage class docking of all Bourbon vessels
  • Liberty ship Jeremiah O'Brien set for major preservation work
  • Chinese Ropax ferry to have MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion package
  • Rolls-Royce to deliver engines, propulsion systems for LNG-fueled tugs
  • Ezra kicks off 2012 with $120 million of new orders

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Port Tracker report predicts box moves to be static in January
  • BTS freight transport index climbs during month of November
  • Coast Guard medevacs sailor from USS RONALD REAGAN
  • Horizon Lines completes debt-to-equity conversion
  • AAR releases 2011 edition of railroad facts publication

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Explosions force Maersk to check whole reefer fleet
    Experts point finger at counterfeit refrigerant
  • Reefer owners need standardised testing
    Progress has stalled, says TT Club
  • Opportunity knocks for quality operators
    People don't want their reefer boxes blown up so they are going to turn to people that know how to run them, says GE Seaco's Andrew Evans
  • Drewry forecasts freight rate rally in late 2012
    But outlook is bleak for box lines in the short term
  • Keep cool over LNG shipping in Arctic
    Shipping LNG from Norway to Japan via the Arctic Northern Sea Route may not be the hoped-for time saver
  • Angolan activity rattles oil services supply chain
    Effects felt beyond rigs and offshore support vessels
  • Namibia plans to scrap licensing and switch to bid rounds
    Recent estimates put offshore reserves at 11bn barrels,rivalling the estimated 13bn barrels offshore Angola
  • Angola's pre-salt formations may yield Brazil-scale riches
    Geological charts suggests that features similar to the super-giant Brazilian discoveries also exist in West Africa
  • Is shipping's glass half full or half empty?
    Prospects for shipping and the economy are tied to the environment and wider social change
  • Demise of SeaFrance can give ferries industry a fresh start
    The time is therefore right for a proper debate in the UK about what is needed from ferry services
  • Maersk to inspect all reefer boxes
    World's largest operator of refrigerated containers instigates an inspection of its entire fleet of containers following the explosions that killed three people last year
  • Costamare keeps payout steady
    Greek containership owner says aim remains to increase dividend over time
  • Chinese banks slow to process loans
    Delays of up to nine months are common
  • Lines make plans as protests keep Nigerian ports shut
    No sign of end to nationwide strikes
  • Product tankers wary as US gasoline use set to fall further
    More fuel efficient cars and fewer drivers cut consumption and imports
  • Stena ponders five LNG ship order
    Possible $1.2bn investment in tonnage after talks with Russian charterers
  • Alma Maritime charters out suezmax for one year at $16,000 per day
    Greek owner reported to have accepted price that is half the level of previous Sanko deals
  • Repairs carried out on Vale Beijing
    Still no date for towing to repair yard
  • Vinashin debt woes hit London insurance market
    Hard-up shipowners forced to reschedule
  • McQuilling acquires Singapore-based bulk carrier brokers
    New dry cargo business adds to group's offerings in Asia
  • Vale declares force majeure on Brazil contracts
    Heavy rains and mudslides disrupt 2m tonnes of iron-ore exports
  • Polar opposites
    Russia must compromise for countries to agree a polar shipping code
  • Navios Acquisition inks charters for five upcoming MR2 newbuildings
    Deals enable owner to 'patiently await' market upturn, says Angeliki Frangou
  • Global supramax charter rates hit lowest level in three years
    Daily rates out of US Gulf fall $4,000 in two days
  • All change at Maersk
    Why Eivind Kolding chose to quit continues to preoccupy the container shipping world

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Koreans reportedly mulling joint bid for GTT
    KOREAN shipbuilders are reportedly preparing a joint €1Bn ($1.27Bn) bid to take over French gas carrier design specialist Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT)
  • Warship squeezes out pirate mother ship
    PIRATES on the hijacked Greek-owned chemical tanker Liquid Velvet were forced by a UK warship's crew to abandon attacks on cargo ships in the Gulf of Aden
  • Navios fixes growing fleet
    ANGELIKI Frangou's tanker unit Navios Acquisition today confirmed steady progress in placing its newbuildings on long-term charters
  • Liners box up rate war
    THE LINER rate war that enlivened last year is likely to wane in 2012, a key box sector analyst predicted today
  • Seaspan's buyback is oversubscribed
    GERRY Wang-led Seaspan today confirmed that its tender to buy back shares enticed more than twice as many sellers as stock on offer
  • Oz investigates sinking
    INVESTIGATIONS have begun into the how the cargo ship Tycoon sank this week at Christmas Island, a territory of Australia in the Indian Ocean
  • Vale force majeure affects Capesize sector
    STORMS in Brazil have caused Vale to declare force majeure on several of its iron ore sales contracts, from today
  • Lloyd Fonds settles claim
    LISTED Hamburg KG house Lloyd Fonds today announced that it had settled its debts with German shipping banks
  • VLCC rates seen slipping
    FIXTURE rates for VLCCs over the rest of January are softening and could be lower than in December, brokers told Fairplay today
  • Brokers exploit Heidi
    CHARTERERS are exploiting concern about Cyclone Heidi to push down rates for bulker shipments from Australia, brokers told Fairplay today

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Pacific Alaska Freightways Buys Forwarder
    Pacific Alaska Freightways, a trucking and intermodal operator with headquarters in Fife, Wash., acquired Seattle-based Southern Alaska Forwarding. The...
  • Chamber's Donohue Pushes Six-Year Transport Plan
    U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue said on Thursday Congress should pass a long-term surface transportation bill that...
  • Asia-Europe Rail Operators Expect Boom
    Rail services linking Asia and Europe are set to boom as shippers take advantage of an operation that is faster than...
  • Weiss Rohlig Acquires Japanese Logistics Firm
    Weiss Rohlig said the recent acquisition of Japan's JHB Express will benefit the joint venture's U.S. customers and tap...
  • Port Tracker Expects US Imports to Rise in Spring
    Import volume through major U.S. container ports should be nearly flat in January before rising this spring, the National Retail...
  • Strike Closes Nigerian Ports, Stalls Maersk Service
    National strikes have shutdown Nigeria's ports, forcing Maersk Line ships to wait until the protests over the cancellation of popular...
  • Regulation Alert!
    A year after President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act into law, the Food and Drug Administration says it...
  • ILA's Opening Shot
    An International Longshoremen's Association demonstration outside a New Jersey container terminal may be a hint of things to come as...
  • Staying Afloat
    Ocean carriers are at a turning point. The financial results paint a picture of an economically troubled industry that has...
  • US Manufactuers Expect Modest Growth in First Half
    U.S. manufacturing is expected to continue growing but at a more moderate pace during the first half of 2012, according...
  • Ambassador Bridge Owner Moroun Jailed
    Billionaire trucking executive Manuel "Matty" Moroun, owner of the Ambassador Bridge, was thrown into jail Thursday for failing to obey...
  • US Retail Sales Growth Slowed in December
    U.S. retail sales grew in December at their slowest pace in seven months but finished 2011 with a year-over-year rise...
  • FDA to Freeze Orange Juice Import Supply Chain
    The Food and Drug Administration is freezing orange juice imports at U.S. ports while it tests shipments for the presence...
  • Seaspan Says Buyback Offer Oversubscribed
    Seaspan said its offer to buy back up to $169.5 million of its stock has been oversubscribed and that it...
  • Ocean Shipping May Face 'Deepwater Horizon' Test
    Container shipping may face its "Deepwater Horizon moment" if a casualty involving a large vessel overwhelms the salvage industry's ability...
  • Heathrow Cargo Traffic Jumps 14.2 Percent
    London Heathrow airport boosted cargo traffic 14.2 percent in December from a year ago, a record for the month and...
  • NC Ports CEO Eagar Forced Out
    Tom Eagar, CEO of the North Carolina State Ports Authority, was forced out of office this week in a shakeup...
  • JOC's Szakonyi Tours Panama Canal During Expansion Project (Video)
    On the first day of a two-day Panama Canal tour, JOC Editor Mark Szakonyi checks out a Hamburg Sud container...
  • Asia Container Exports to Europe Plunge 5.8 Percent
    Asian container shipments to Europe in November fell 5.8 percent from October and were down 5.3 percent year-over-year, as the...
  • Asia-Europe Rates Rise for Fourth Week
    Average spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade lane increased this week for the fourth week in a row, as European...
  • CMA CGM Hikes India to Europe, Mediterranean Rates
    French ocean carrier CMA CGM imposed a general rate increase on westbound trade moving on its Epic service from India...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 12, 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 12, 2012
  • CHEC eyes Venezuela
    China Harbour Engineering in talks to invest $600m in Puerto Cabello logistics complex and other Venezuelan port projects.
  • Canada nears 'new era'
    Stephen Harper says $35bn worth of shipbuilding contracts will provide three decades of stability for Canadian yards.
  • Pirates storm warship
    Somali hijackers abandon corpse in the Gulf of Aden as Spanish warship responds to attack with gunfire and arrests.
  • Pacific Drilling sets sail
    Ofer-backed drillship owner begins to abandon Oslo OTC as shares shift from Norway to New York.
  • Grieg in Atlantic upgrade
    Norwegian owner adds another open-hatch bulker to Atlantic run in response to cargo spike.
  • NNA mints five fixtures
    Angeliki Frangou-led tanker owner poised to squeeze $37m out of freshly minted product carrier contracts.
  • SapuraCrest goes Dutch
    Malaysian offshore company pens pipelaying support duo at IHC Merwede Offshore and Marine.
  • Titagarh eyes panamaxes
    Indian engineering group plotting two new shipyards at cost of $1.3bn to build bulkers.
  • Grindrod warns on profit
    South African tanker and bulker owner says 2011 earnings could have fallen up to 45% in weak markets.
  • Seaspan goes for more
    Gerry Wang-led boxship owner to purchase 11.3 million shares after buy-back tender is oversubscribed.
  • Mothership rumbled by Navy
    Pirated Greek tanker which had gone walkabout is forced back to the Somali coast.
  • Ezra Holdings wins more
    Lionel Lee's offshore outfit racks up the new deals in 2012 as it waits for subsea to boost bottom line.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 12, 2012
  • Singapore bunker sales up 5.6% year-on-year
    MPA statistics show bunker sales have risen every year since 2003.
  • Fujairah prices soften
    Fuel oil prices fall in most markets, especially South Africa.
  • Bunker prices mixed in Europe
    Avails tight for HS marine fuel in Rotterdam.
  • New threat to oil output sees NYMEX climb
    Nigerian oil workers 'to stop all production from Sunday'.
  • Rolls-Royce to provide engines for LNG tugs
    'The combined power and propulsion system is estimated to give a reduction in fuel consumption of up to 30%.'
  • Maersk to upgrade its satellite communications technology
    Ericsson equipment will help Maersk Line gather information about vessel operation and bunker consumption.
  • Global Vision Bunkers welcomes new team member
    The global trader and broker employs Baltic Exchange Representative.
  • Sources report 'panic-buying' as prices rise
    'Heavy' demand for bunkers keeps IFO stocks low.
  • Oil sheen spreads from Rena wreck
    Severe weather expected on Friday.
  • Bunker prices weakening in Asia
    Traders report average demand.
  • 'Floating gas station' owner convicted of pollution charges in Hawaii
    Keoje Marine fined $1.15 million for discharging oily bilge waste into US waters.
  • IFO shortage persists in Singapore bunker market
    Some fuel oil cargoes arriving at the port have more than 3.50% sulphur content.
  • European refiners in tie-up talks
    Total SA and Ineos AG in partnership talks for La Mede refinery and Lavera facility.
  • Mexican bunker supplier expands local operations
    Starts physical supply of IFO and MGO at port of Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • South China fuel oil stocks decline
    Stocks expected to ease further in the coming week on slowing demand.

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Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
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Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
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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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