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February 14, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • TUI to agree to Hapag-Lloyd deal
    German travel and logistics group TUI looks set to agree on the sale of its stake in container shipping company Hapag-Lloyd to the majority shareholder, the Albert Ballin consortium, this week.
  • IMO pledges support to Philippine maritime efforts in Manila
    UNDERSCORING the Philippines' importance as the largest supplier of seafarers in the world, IMO (International Maritime Organisation) secretary-general Koji Sekimizu visited the Philippines from Feb 7 to 8, his first official mission to a member state since he took office at the start of January.
  • New video shows chaos on doomed cruise ship
    Newly-released video footage of the bridge of the Costa Concordia moments after it hit rocks and keeled over shows the cruise liner's captain reacting almost casually as disaster unfolds.
  • Fredriksen to place new tanker orders

Sched Netweb site
  • TS Lines and Cosco jointly launch China-south east Asia services
  • Rena's condition worsens, more boxes taken from wreck off New Zealand
  • Inefficiencies produce rising congestion in Australia and New Zealand
  • Dublin port container throughput falls 5.1pc to 526,000 TEU in 2011
  • Philippine Ports Authority volumes up 12pc to 4.5 million TEU in 2011
  • Big shippers, 3PLs, transport execs meet at Hong Kong TOC March 13-15
  • Auckland dockers to strike, terminals to stay open, but shippers divert cargo
  • Safmarine resumes Tangiers calls on 3 weekly Morocco-West Africa loops
  • New Orleans volume increases 11.6pc in 2011 - up 46pc since 2009
  • Hanovia and Hamworthy tie-up to provide ballast water treatment systems
  • Pan Emirates ties up with Barloworld Logistics in Gulf region
  • Cargotec's 2011 orders rise 18pc, on net income of US$78 million
  • Panalpina adds 6 intra-Asia LCL services in response to high-tech demand
  • Moscow recommends 'privatisation' of Black Sea's Port of Novorossiisk
  • US air freight carriers expect windfall from NATO retreat from Kabul
  • Forward Air 2011 profit up 47pc to US$47 million, Q4 earnings rise 22pc
  • Air Menzies International relocates to new base at London Heathrow
  • IATA's March cargo symposium to be held in Kuala Lumpur March 13-16

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Asia-USWC rate up, Asia-Med down
  • BBC Chartering further upgrades fleet
  • Bhavani Shipping Line completes successful year as NVOCC
  • Inchcape Shipping Services launches state-of-art anti-piracy solutions
  • Indev handles first break-bulk vessel at Ennore Port
  • Panamax rates surge on expected China demand
  • Safmarine names second new, owned MPV
  • Samsung designing 13,200-TEUer to transit Panama Canal
  • Shipper fined for evading US' Jones Act
  • US containerised imports up in January, year-on-year
  • India-China trade may touch $ 100 bn by '15-Krishna
  • Essar Ports Q3 net profit zooms 5-fold to 45 cr.
  • Finalisation of report on Direct Taxes Code put off
  • SC rules in favour of exporters in I-T case
  • BCHAA organises 3rd training programme on Customs-related subjects

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • Broekman Group in Rotterdam appoints new CFO
    Diederik Günther will be employed as CFO of the Rotterdam-based Broekman Group with effect from 1 April. Raymond Riemen (CEO) and Diederik Günther jointly form the statutory execu...
  • PCC Intermodal planning new connection to the Adria
    The Polish intermodal operator PCC Intermodal plans to launch a connection on the north-south corridor. The first train should run from the Baltic Sea to the Adriatic coast in spri...
  • Otto Scerri enlarges fleet with new Renault trucks
    Otto Scerri SA is a Castione (Ticino)-based Swiss company that is active in the production, sale and transport of aggregates, as well as well in the excavation business. To support...
  • GLS raises prices on 1 April
    On 1 April, the GLS group is raising its prices by an average of 4.5% for dispatching domestic and international parcels. The prices for private consignors - in the GLS parcel shop...
  • Eurotunnel Group 2011 increased revenues and transport performance
    In 2011 the consolidated revenues for Groupe Eurotunnel reached EUR 844.8 million, an increase of 16% compared to 2010 (11% like for like). The number of truck shuttles grew by 16%...
  • Pantos Logistics opens new logistics platform in Thailand
    Pantos Logistics has opened a new logistics centre in Laem Chabang (Thailand), to bolster its local warehousing and distribution business. The newly opened 10,000 sqm logistics cen...
  • Man Truck & Bus expanding in Saudi Arabia
    The German vehicle manufacturer MAN Truck & Bus has expanded its Saudi operations by launching a new unit in Riyadh. The expansion is a response to increased market demand for ...
  • Ipsen Logistics granted AEO-F certificate
    Ipsen Logistics, a global transport and logistics service provider based in Bremen (Germany), will be granted the status of authorised economic operator (AEO-F), which combines the...
  • Envirotainer wins IQPC's Cool Chain Excellence Award for 'Innovation in Quality Distribution'
    Envirotainer, which pioneered the world's first 'active' temperature-controlled air cargo container, has won the "Cool Chain Excellence Award for innovation in quality distrib...
  • Etihad Airways exceeds 2011 target
    Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates, reported a 2011 full year ebit of USD 137 million, on revenues up 36% to USD 4.1 billion (2010: USD 2.98 billion)....
  • Air Charter Service opens new branch office in India
    Air Charter Service (ACS), a global provider of passenger and freight charter flights, has opened a branch office in the port city Mumbai in western India. Charter services in Indi...
  • Huanghua Port in China opens another two new container berths
    Two additional berths for container vessels have been put into operation at the port of Huanghua's multi user terminal in Bohai Bay (China). The port's capacity will thus be incre...
  • Petkim to build new container port in Turkey
    Turkey's ecology and urban planning ministry has given Petkim the green light for the construction of a new container port. Petkim, a major petrochemical company, got permission af...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • EBDG to design new Beaver Island Ferry
  • DOT seeks less funding for Marad in Budget request
  • JHSV program takes a hit in Budget shipbuilding request
  • Canada launches Atlantic Shipbuilding Action Plan
  • Egypt changes regulations on carriage of armed guards and weapons
  • FT: "Fredriksen about to order VLCC newbuildings"
  • Drydocks World Singapore delivers Greatship AHTS duo
  • Swire Pacific Offshore places two more AHTS orders at ST Marine

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • Commerce report finds US exports up in 2011
  • New executives onboard at TOTE Inc./TOTE Logistics
  • Tree thinning program underway near Portland International Airport
  • Coast Guard holding ceremony to remember PROTECTOR ALPHA event
  • TITAN Salvage's Hoddinott named ISU general manager

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • VLCC market to be hardest hit by Iran insurance regulation
    Daily exports of 2.3m barrels is equivalent to one VLCC shipment, so where will the alternative employment come from?
  • Take care when trying to limit liability
    Owners seeking to limit liability in marine casualties need to keep a close eye on local law
  • We must find the culprits to blame for
    There is a good argument to have every piece of complex, onboard modern technology tested for compliance before it is handed over to the shipowner
  • Maritime technology must deliver on its promises
    New IMO convention raises questions over responsibility for non-compliant technology
  • South Koreans muscle in on ballast treatment market
    A number of the South Korean systems are closely linked with the country's shipbuilding facilities
  • Certificate deadlines add to bottleneck
    Shipowner groups urge a staggered solution
  • Strength in numbers
    German feeder and bulk co-operatives buy time before they face the wrath of Brussels
  • Hamburg overtakes Antwerp as Europe's second-largest box port
    German port reclaims the position lost in 2009 after 14.2% rise to 9m teu in 2011
  • Lantern brings $55m Rule B case against BLT in Connecticut
    Creditor targets local arm Chembulk and Deutsche Bank
  • Qatar Shipping Co buys Maersk stake in two LNG carriers it charters
    Vessels to be renamed Milaha after parent company, the former Qatar Navigation
  • Excel fixes four kamsarmaxes on 10-13 month charters
    Deals lift charter coverage to 53% despite continuing volatile dry bulk rates
  • Secondhand buyers wait for dry bulk asset values to fall
    Demand is building below the surface of a quiet sale and purchase market
  • 15-year-old MR tanker sells for small premium over scrap value
    Small product tanker market fixed secondhand deals last week
  • OOCL exercises purchase options
    Two post-panamax containerships to be acquired from ER Schiffahrt at a reported $27m each
  • Tanker exodus from Iran starts in response to EU sanctions
    If operators cannot find insurance they will have little option but to pull away
  • Restore shipping ministry, Georgiadis tells Greek PM
    Minister lost his job after coalition partner withdrew support for budget cuts
  • Shipbreaker cherry picking sees demolition rates soften
    Prices fall $15-$20 per ldt across the Indian subcontinent
  • APM Terminals to build 3m teu port at Petkim
    Petkim Petrokimya a partner in Turkish container and general cargo hub
  • Britain to review oilspill response plans by end of year
    Changes will reflect end of emergency towing vessel cover
  • First Olsen settlement deepens Nordic American loss
    Non-delivery of newbuilding is good news, company says
  • Better omens
    Some intrepid investing can brighten a dark year
  • Time to move on
    Why carriers should look at index-linked pricing
  • China detains South Korean chemical tanker for alleged pollution
    Fortune Marine vessel FC Gloria held after phenol leak creates panic in Yangtze River city of Zhenjiang
  • Rickmers Maritime is back in the black
    But Singapore shipping trust warns of tough year ahead in the face of overcapacity
  • Institutional quintet corners more than 33% of OSG stock
    Value investors crowding in at bottom of market, says Morten Arntzen
  • China shipyard blast kills three
    12 injured as sparks ignite gas
  • Singapore container volumes up 5.3% in January
    Robust figure beats last year but signals a fall-off from December
  • South Korea's box volumes rise 7% to hit record January high
    Transhipment growth offsets falling exports and imports
  • NOCC buys secondhand car carriers
    Company to raise $28m in new equity to fund the purchases
  • Port of London reports 1.5% increase in annual throughput
    Construction materials surged last year

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • Mexican oil ports shut
    TWO OF Mexico's three main oil export hubs in the Gulf of Mexico remained closed today because of stormy weather
  • Concordia lightering starts
    SALVAGE workers have reportedly started removing fuel from Costa Concordia, capsized since it ran aground off the Italian coast a month ago
  • Fredriksen plans VLCC orders - at his price
    NORWAY'S John Fredriksen, the biggest shareholder in VLCC and Suezmax operator Frontline, is prepared to pay $85M for new-order VLCCs, analyst Erik Nikolai Stavseth said today
  • NAT keeps losing
    NAT TODAY reported a higher quarterly losses than expected and confirmed it had settled the Nordic Galaxy newbuilding dispute
  • Bharati profits fall 93%
    INDIA'S second-largest builder, Bharati Shipyard, today reported a 93% year-on-year drop in quarterly net profits
  • PNG plans ferry inquiry
    PAPUA New Guinea's government has reportedly announced an inquiry, led by Australian authorities, into the fatal sinking of the ferry Rabaul Queen
  • Yard blast kills three
    CHINESE investigators are working today to establish how sparks ignited an explosion at Nanjing Wujiazui Shipbuilding, killing three workers, the China Maritime Service Network said
  • Rough patch seen for product tanker earnings
    GROWING newbuilding deliveries are eroding earnings in the product tanker market on both sides of the Suez, broker EA Gibson said today
  • MOL booking might hint softening for VLCCs
    MOL APPEARS to have somewhat beaten the softening VLCC spot market, with one of its VLCCs booked by Koch of the US for $20,000 per day for a year, brokers told Fairplay
  • Olso car carrier adds to fleet
    OSLO-based Norwegian Car Carriers (NOCC), formerly known as Eidsiva, has agreed to buy vehicle carriers from an undisclosed seller
  • Hanoi gives VINALINES restructuring orders
    THE VIETNAM Ports Association said today Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued instructions for the restructuring VINALINES subsidiaries
  • China's box exports squeezed
    THE RISING yuan is making it harder for liners to raise freight rates, which is challenging the export sector, securities firm UOB Kay Hian warned today
  • Rickmers MT returns to profit
    SINGAPORE-listed Rickmers Maritime Trust returned to the black with net profits of $40.33M for 2011, reversing losses of $28.55M for 2010
  • Japan's Soma returns to coal business
    JAPAN'S port of Soma welcomed its first coal shipment since the March quake crisis last year
  • Oakajee sale clears final hurdle in Oz
    SHAREHOLDERS of Murchison Metals have voted to approve the sale of its stake in Western Australia's Oakajee Port & Rail Project to joint-venture partner Mitsubishi

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • APM Terminals to Operate, Expand Turkish Terminal
    APM Terminals signed a preliminary agreement with Petkim Petrokimya Holding to operate a Port of Petkim terminal and expand the...
  • Diesel Prices Rise at Sharpest Pace in Three Months
    Diesel prices across the United States increased at the sharpest pace in nearly three months in the week ending Feb....
  • House Plan Would Bankrupt Highway Fund, Report Says
    An analysis by the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Republican-backed surface transportation plan would cause a $9.4 billion shortfall in...
  • Labor Attorney, Lidinsky Receive FMC Nomination
    A maritime labor representative has been nominated to the Federal Maritime Commission for the first time and the existing chairman,...
  • Teamsters Ramp Up Organizing Efforts at Seattle Rally
    The Teamsters union Monday ramped up its organizing efforts among port drivers in Seattle with a rally for owner-operators in...
  • C.H. Robinson Adds 500 Intermodal Containers
    C.H. Robinson Worldwide is putting 500 new intermodal containers into its U.S. shipping network as the freight broker seeks to...
  • Obama Wants to Hike Annual Transport Budget $30 Billion
    President Obama's 2013 budget calls for nearly $30 billion more on transportation infrastructure annually than the roughly $50 billion sought...
  • Transport, Communications Unions Form Alliance
    The Transport Workers Union of America and the Communications Workers of America are teaming up on bargaining and organizing efforts...
  • IMB Warns Ships Off Nigeria After Deadly Pirate Attack
    The International Maritime Bureau is warning vessels to stay clear of waters off Nigeria after pirates killed the captain and...
  • Asia Air Freight Rate Index Turns Upward
    Air freight rates for Asia outbound shipments rose 4.6 percent in January over the same month a year ago, the...
  • Rickmers Maritime Swings to $40.3 Million Profit
    Container ship owner-charterer Rickmers Maritime posted a $40.3 million net profit for 2011, reversing a $28.6 million loss in 2010,...
  • CEVA Launches Houston Outbound LCL Services
    CEVA Logistics will launch two less-than-containerload services this month from Houston to Singapore and Jebel Ali, the United Arab Emirates,...
  • Japan Economy Shrinks 0.6 Percent on Weak Exports
    The Japanese economy shrank 0.6 percent in the October-December quarter from the preceding quarter and 2.3 percent year-over-year, as weak...
  • APL Adds $750 to Asia-Europe Rates
    APL is joining the container shipping drive to push up pricing on shipments from Asia to Europe, announcing it will...
  • TUI Expected to Sell Hapag-Lloyd Stake This Week
    German tourism group TUI is set to sell a fresh tranche of shares in Hapag-Lloyd this week to the Albert...
  • India Export Growth Hits Three-Month High
    India's exports in January increased 10.1 percent year-over-year to $25.4 billion, the fastest growth rate in three months. Exports...
  • Taking the High Road
    Among state transportation officials, it's an inside joke. The absence of a federal highway program is taking states back to...
  • For the US, a Buyer's Market?
    Aging cars require replacement parts and generate new-vehicle sales. When people move, they tend to buy new furniture. And when...
  • Schneider Switches Gears, Modes
    Schneider National helped create the template for the long-haul truckload carrier in the decades after trucking deregulation in the 1980....
  • When 53 Feet Stretches Cross-Country
    Rising labor costs in Asia. Fuel prices at record winter highs. Asian currencies revalued upward. For retailers and direct importers,...
  • Air Freight's Imbalanced Expectations
    The trans-Pacific market appears to have flipped. In a reversal of the established traffic patterns of the past three decades,...
  • Keeping Up With the Jones Act
    We're all accustomed to reading articles, opinions and editorials on the plight of the global markets and the carriers involved....
  • FAA Authorization Bill Gets Wings
    The Federal Aviation Administration will finally be able to bring the country's air traffic control systems into the modern era,...
  • Barely Positive Train Control
    The government might give railroads another five years to install costly crash-avoidance technology because the industry is on track to...
  • Heavier Trucks Go Off-Road
    Bigger, heavier trucks just can't stay on the road in Congress. A provision in the original House transportation...
  • Ramping Up Dredging Support
    For what may be the first time, the U.S. has a transportation bill that acknowledges some goods move on the...
  • Who's Who Among 3PLs
    There's no shortage of challenges for global third-party logistics providers. Market volatility - from Europe's sovereign debt crisis and imminent...
  • Supply Chain Synchronicity
    The past few years have brought radical changes to the supply chain management world. The climate in which companies operate...
  • All Systems Go, If Visible
    The IT capabilities shippers value most are directly related to execution-oriented activities and processes such as transportation, warehouse/DC management, electronic...
  • Africa Opens Up
    Ten of the world's top-ranked emerging markets are in Africa, according to Agility's 2012 Emerging Markets Logistics Index. Damco...
  • Thinking Globally, Acting Locally
    Third-party logistics providers may approach emerging markets in different ways, but one thing is certain: Doing business in them isn't...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • APM Terminals to establish new terminal outside of Izmir
    APM Terminals and Petkim Petrokimya Holdings have agreed to build a container terminal next to Petkim's petrochemical terminal in the port of Aliaga, just next ...
  • Vietnam container growth slows
    Ports in Vietnam encountered a much slower performance in 2011 than they did in 2010 with the total number of containers handled edging up about 7% to 7.06 million ...
  • Carriers' claims processing unsatisfactory, says Containerisation International's Asia shipper panel
  • New ships join Safmarine fleet
    Safmarine has phased into its operations two new ships, including the first of 3 x 4,500TEU WAFMAX units owned by the AP Moller Maersk group but painted in the ...
  • Are you LinkedIn with Containerisation International?
  • UK trade gap narrows as imports decline
    The UK's imports declined sharply in December to narrow the nation's trade gap in goods and services to GBP1.1 billion - compared to GBP2.8 billion the ...
  • Barloworld to offer terminal solutions
    Barloworld Handling of the UK has announced that its team of ports and terminals specialists is prepared to offer free advice and site surveys to companies/facilities ...
  • Substantial progress on EU/India FTA
    The final details of a free trade agreement [FTA] between the European Union and India are being negotiated which could see bilateral trade double from last year's ...
  • Pirates take bulk carrier
    The EU NAVFOR has confirmed earlier reports that a 22,051dwt Liberian-flagged bulker, en route from Egypt to Singapore was pirated last week and is now under the ...
  • APL to start phasing-out chassis in US
    APL has announced that it will begin phasing-out its US fleet of cargo container chassis during the first half of 2012.The Singapore-based shipping line said it ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • Transpacific stings A&B
    US-listed carrier says Matson Navigation's IPO is still on track despite bruised bottom line in the fourth.
  • Take the money and run
    Equity analyst says now is the time to cash in shares of Golden Ocean as BDI lifts bulker stocks despite Lehman-lows.
  • Clipper Kamoshio collared
    South Korean bulker clan in the hot seat as US officials cry foul after probe of notorious pollution prevention apparatus.
  • Hapag calls in substitute
    German giant forced to charter in feedership as 4,000-teu carrier limps back to Antwerp after failed Canadian voyage.
  • John saw Metrostar mistake
    Tanker king Fredriksen says he warned Peter Georgiopoulos not to push ahead with the deal which crippled Genmar.
  • BLT in the crosshairs
    Marshal Islands tanker owner fights to freeze Berlian Laju's US assets as it prepares for $55m arbitration battle.
  • Mercator makes more
    Indian tanker and bulker owner pushes up third quarter profit as revenue grows.
  • Prosafe extends Regalia
    US oil company will pay nearly $60m to keep accommodation rig at the Yme field in the North Sea.
  • EXM lands period payday
    New York-quoted bulker owner poised to squeeze nearly $18m out of freshly minted charter contracts.
  • Seabird wins fresh contracts
    Cash-strapped seismic player continues winning run with three more deals.
  • Hamburg taking control
    German city reportedly agrees EUR 420m deal to become biggest investor in container line Hapag-Lloyd.
  • Pirates kill bulker captain
    Master and his chief engineer shot dead during attack near Lagos today.
  • Bharati battered in third
    Indian shipbuilder's earnings fall 93% as interest payments jump.
  • Miclyn scores a double
    Aussie offshore vessel owner scoops two-year charters for a pair of Chinese-built MPSVs.
  • Loss no deterrent for NAT
    Herbjorn Hansson-led owner keeps dividend unchecked despite deeper fourth quarter reversal.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • U.S. trade deficit grows even with strong exports
  • Eastbound TP capacity holding steady
  • Court won't block NY Waterfront Commission program
  • NC ports posted volume gains in 2011
  • U.S., Peru urge end to yarn forward rule
  • Wood borers found at Detroit airport
  • COSCO boosting Asia-Mideast rates
  • CBP stops large volume of fake perfume in 2011
  • General average declared after ship engine explosion
  • RedStone acquires Headhaul.com

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2012
  • Global Vision Bunkers announces new appointment
    Jiang Zehua begins with immediate effect, and brings with him a wide experience of the local Singaporean market having worked for Onsys and Brilliance Marine.
  • New research could change the operation of diesel engines
    Looking to provide 'game changing solutions' for the world's merchant shipping fleet to improve the combustion process.
  • Prices mixed in Rotterdam, Hamburg
    Average demand and avails in Piraeus.
  • Prices softening in Fujairah
    Low bunker demand in Fujairah.
  • Contract signed for 'largest ever' marine scrubbing system
    Retrofit of fully integrated scrubber system will clean the exhaust gases for the main, as well as the auxiliary engines, of the vessel.
  • Black Sea: Ice-free ports see spike in bunker demand
    Georgian supplier says 'adverse weather' is disrupting ports further north.
  • LNG bunker vessels key to commercial development
    LNG as marine fuel 'will rapidly see a decline in commercial interest' unless bunkering can mirror HFO supply procedures.
  • Singapore bunker sales down month-on-month
    Trader blames 'triple whammy' of high bunker premiums, high crude benchmarks and weak freight rates.
  • High viscosity fuels accounting for a quarter of samples above 3.50% sulphur
    Overall share of fuels testing above global sulphur limit shrinks further though some ports see ongoing problems, DNVPS data shows.
  • Iranian bunker volumes continue to decline
    Latest figures point to another year-on-year fall.
  • Asian bunker prices generally down
    Demand generally average at Asian bunkering hubs.
  • Shipping tycoon eyes new fuel efficient tankers
    Improvements in ships' bunker consumptions will make investment 'worthwhile,' says John Fredriksen.
  • Aegean bunker fleet to install hull inspection software
    Hull Inspection Software to ensure more efficient vessel inspections while minimising costs.
  • Legal firm predicts more shipping insolvencies
    Lenders less tolerant of persistent defaulters, increase enforcement of troubled loans, says partner at Norton Rose.
  • 180 cSt stocks improving at Far East Russian ports
    Oil terminals discharging 180 cSt cargoes with 'less delays' due to improved weather, traders say.
  • Buckeye full year profit surges on acquisitions
    Largely due to acquisition of BORCO and assets from BP North America.
  • New Moroccan oil terminal focuses on bunkering
    Mission is to supply bunkers to vessels within and outside port limits, says local port authority.
  • Debunkering operations start on stricken Costa Concordia
    Operations will take 28 working days subject to weather conditions, says salvors.

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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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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
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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