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February 15, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Port of Rotterdam eyeing green sector in expansion
    THE Port of Rotterdam, Europe's busiest, has long been associated with a bustling petrochemical industry - but it will be turning a page towards a greener economy.
  • Vet armed security personnel well
    THE debate on whether shipowners and operators should be able to employ armed security personnel on their vessels has been settled, in favour of the armed response.
  • S Korea Hyundai, STX win US$1.7b orders
    South Korea's major shipbuilders, STX and Hyundai, said yesterday they have won a combined US$1.7 billion orders to build mostly LNG carriers and oil tankers, defying global financial turmoil that has roiled the shipbuilding sector.
  • Container rates rebound 29%
Strait Talk
  • Daunting prospects for shipowners
    HENEVER shipping people start talking about the prospects for the rest of this year, the word 'difficult' and 'tough' usually pop up in the conversation. There have been a flurry of opinions and reports from shipping experts over the past few weeks.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Port of Rotterdam eyeing green sector in expansion
    THE Port of Rotterdam, Europe's busiest, has long been associated with a bustling petrochemical industry - but it will be turning a page towards a greener economy.
  • Vet armed security personnel well
    THE debate on whether shipowners and operators should be able to employ armed security personnel on their vessels has been settled, in favour of the armed response.
  • S Korea Hyundai, STX win US$1.7b orders
    South Korea's major shipbuilders, STX and Hyundai, said yesterday they have won a combined US$1.7 billion orders to build mostly LNG carriers and oil tankers, defying global financial turmoil that has roiled the shipbuilding sector.
  • Container rates rebound 29%
Strait Talk
  • Daunting prospects for shipowners
    HENEVER shipping people start talking about the prospects for the rest of this year, the word 'difficult' and 'tough' usually pop up in the conversation. There have been a flurry of opinions and reports from shipping experts over the past few weeks.

Sched Netweb site
  • Canada Transpacific Stablisation Agreement to up rates US$400/FEU mid-March
  • Cosco ups rates to Red Sea US$300/TEU, Persian Gulf $500/TEU from March
  • New ISO standard for high security container seals required on March 1
  • Uncertainty over freight rates brings futures market to record lows
  • Asia-Europe rose 3pc to 14 million TEU, Europe-Asia up 8pc to 6 million TEU
  • China's January imports fall 15.3pc as deepening eurozone debt crisis lingers
  • International Chamber of Shipping calls for state action to fight piracy
  • Diana charters two new 3,750-TEU ships back to the sellers
  • Rival Savannah and Charleston ports win dredging funds in President's Budget
  • Rotterdam sets itself up as king of containerised reefer trade worldwide
  • Reefer men meet at Cool Logistics Africa 2012 April 24-26 in Cape Town
  • Singapore's NOL unit APL to phase out its whole US chassis fleet by 2014
  • US Cass Freight trucking index rises 3.6pc - best January since 2008
  • Abu Dhabi readies for wider role in UAE's grand port and railway scheme
  • US Customs finds insect infestation in wood packaging at Detroit air cargo
  • Nigeria government expected to pay US$6 million to cargo airline for Lagos crash
  • Anchorage air cargo rises from downturn, but still 10pc off 2010 volumes

Exim Indiaweb site
  • deugro moves largest indigenously manufactured refinery packages for L&T to IOCL Paradip refinery
  • PDP Projects successfully executes loadout of Essar heavylifts at Mumbai Port
  • TWL to foray into shipbuilding biz
  • Exports of organic food products surges 33 pc
  • India eyes biz opportunity in Iran following sanctions
  • Pak may miss deadline for MFN status to India: Fahim
  • Andhra Pradesh likely to get third Major Port at Nakkapalli
  • CoPT to provide onshore power to berthed ships
  • Vasan inaugurates Gulf of Kachchh VTS

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Norbert Dentressangle takes delivery of first euro VI truck
    The French logistics and transport service provider Norbert Dentressangle has taken delivery of the very first road tractor to meet the euro VI standards, two years before the new ...
  • Kapsch to implement digital train radio system for Irish Rail GSM
    The Irish railway operator Iarnród Éireann - Irish Rail (IÉ) recently awarded the implementation of a digital train radio system for the DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) region to ...
  • Safmarine names second new owned MPV
    The "Safmarine Sahara" - Safmarine's second newly-built, owned multi-purpose vessel (MPV) - was officially named on 10 February in Savannah GA (USA). The vessel, built at...
  • Iata urges policy-makers to use aviation as a strategic asset
    The International Air Transport Association (Iata) urged policy-makers to use aviation as a strategic asset. "Policies that support aviation's competitiveness deliver wide-ran...
  • World Airways helps Tampa Cargo deliver fresh flowers for Valentine's Day
    World Airways is supporting the heavy Valentine's Day demand for fresh roses from Latin America by providing a Boeing B747 freighter to Tampa Cargo just in time for the celebration...
  • Australia's Kempsey bypass: Crescent Head Road overpass open
    The newly built Crescent Head Road overpass in New South Wales (Australia) has opened to traffic. It represents another milestone in the delivery of the new, fully-federally funded...
  • New marketing and communication manager at Schiphol Cargo
    Schiphol Cargo, the cargo unit of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, has appointed Berend-Jan Rietveld as marketing and communication manager. Rietveld has spent twelve years in marketing...
  • US port of Vancouver celebrating 100th centenary
    The port of Vancouver, located on the Pacific coast in Washington (USA), will be celebrating its 100th birthday with a new website, amongst other things (www.portvanusa.com/centenn...
  • India: new railfreight corridor likely to open in 2014
    A 66-km stretch of Indian Railways' ambitious dedicated freight corridor project may be opened to traffic as early as 2014, according to several Indian newspapers. The new track, w...
  • Saudi Airlines Cargo introduces economic solution for non-critical shipments
    Saudi Airlines Cargo is to launch "BellyFlex", a low-end belly product with longer transit times at hubs for attractive rates. Based on the belly capacity of the aircraft...
  • Prologis leases 41,500 sqm in Munich to MAN Group
    Prologis Inc, a leading global owner, operator and developer of logistics properties, has agreed to lease around 41,500 sqm of space in the Prologis Park Munich-Neufahrn to the MAN...
  • Dachser building massive new branch office in the Netherlands
    One of the largest Dachser branch offices in Europe is currently being built in Zevenaar (Netherlands). The new, EUR 22 million complex is due to go into service in summer. In the ...
  • BAE Systems selects Kuehne + Nagel for Miami hub
    BAE Systems Regional Aircraft intends to open a support and services hub by placing a quantity of BAe 146/Avro RJ and Jetstream 41 consumable and rotable spares into an existing Mi...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • More Costa Concordia passengers join law suit filed in Miami
  • AAPA has kisses and hisses for FY 2013 Budget proposal
  • Braemar to market new LNG containment system developed by GD NASSCO
  • TUI moves ahead with plans to sell remaining Hapag-Lloyd stake
  • Korean shipbuilders win big LNG vessel orders

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Demolition project continues at Port of Bellingham location
  • West returning to Port of Tacoma as chief human resources officer
  • Crowley taps Roger King as corporate safety director
  • Sound Wood Products Inc. moving to Port of Chehalis
  • President nominates pair for Federal Maritime Commission posts

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Tui reaches agreement to sell Hapag-Lloyd stake
    Tui to reduce its interest in Hapag-Lloyd from just over 38% to around 22% by the end of June
  • Huge oversupply keeps aframax markets stagnant
    Mediterranean winds and Baltic ice are unable to move charter rates
  • Never apologise and never explain
    The case of QBE v Dymoke highlights the dark side of demutualisation
  • Hilmar Reksten: crook, genius or both?
    However colourful some of today's shipowners may seem, they are not a patch on the stoker's son who died $158m in debt
  • Textainer reports 39% surge in revenues
    Company added 448,000 teu to its container fleet last year
  • Grimaldi and Minoan take the fight to Anek
    Move likely to inflame bad relations with old rival's boss Ioannis Vardinoyannis and test Greek competition principles
  • Fredriksen enters MR market with $35m per vessel
    STX confirms
  • Tilbury eyes Northern Expansion programme
    Tilbury and London Gateway will complement each other, says Forth Ports
  • Project Next promises 1,100 new Tilbury jobs
    Logistics project will deliver new growth on the Thames
  • Owners look to cash in on competitive ship prices
    Countercyclical ordering works only when the few stand alone and exposed
  • Q&A: the American P&I Club's John Poulson
    Mr Poulson has rejoined the club as vice-president, principal surveyor and head of the survey and technical department
  • International Group receives a stable outlook from S&P
    Ratings agency raises concern over pressure on capital
  • British Marine: the phoenix from the ashes
    Firm says it is largely unaffected by Lodestar turmoil
  • Panamax period charters stall
    Contract volumes in January and February are at half last year's levels
  • Matson profits drop a third as transpacific trades weaken
    Hawaii volumes starting to recover
  • Monthly Brazilian iron ore exports halved in January
    Iron ore exports fall almost 50% from December to just 18.2m tonnes
  • Indonesia to ban export of minerals in 2014
    Exports could increase in the run-up to implementation of new law
  • Zim secures $100m from Israel Corp
    Cash injection from parent company as line reaffirms plans to split in two
  • CSAV posts $1.3bn loss for 2011
    But fourth-quarter shortfall much smaller as restructuring efforts take effect
  • Standstill at Sokhna as dockers strike
    Cruiseships divert to Port Tawfiq
  • Golar LNG confirms fleet expansion
    Golar now has total of nine vessels and a pair of FSRUs on order and is eyeing more
  • Congestion at Antwerp after pilots join strike
    Protest over government plans to raise the national age of retirement to 65
  • Bottiglieri Challenger stranded in Mobile after magic pipe trouble
    Eight crew members detained as new drama unfolds in Alabama
  • Dockwise posts full-year loss after yacht transport disposal
    Company says fourth quarter 'successful' despite falling into red
  • European Commission seeks views on state aid rules
    Deadline of May 14 for stakeholders' replies on whether to revise EU guidelines
  • Spiralling labour costs see SCI post $15m net loss
    State-owned player blames raised bunker charges and port fees
  • Blowing its own trumpet
    International Group of P&I clubs publishes first annual review
  • India must invest $20bn in ports
    APM Terminals' Fejfer says infrastructure lags behind economic growth
  • Gas still needs care
    While Golar and others build up their fleets, ship managers need to be building up their own orderbooks by ensuring competent engineers, cargo officers and crew are available
  • TCC wins legal round against former customers
    Judge rejects shippers' bid to transfer case to FMC

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Would Iran just slow down Hormuz ships?
    IRAN MIGHT combat Europe's trade sanctions simply by slowing ships down in the Strait of Hormuz, according to a Standard & Poor's report
  • STX OSV's profits rocket
    NORWEGIAN offshore support vessel builder STX OSV posted 50% higher net profits today when it revealed 2011 results
  • Strikers shut Belgian ports
    BELGIAN ports were shut down today by striking tug and traffic operators
  • Judge sides with TCC
    IN A RULING that could have broader implications, a bankruptcy judge has ruled that the Federal Maritime Commission does not have exclusive jurisdiction over US container service contract disputes
  • NCL curbs losses
    NCL CUT losses significantly in 2011's fourth quarter, primarily by reducing its costs
  • Sihanoukville revenues rise 33%
    CARGO revenues at Sihanoukville Autonomous Deep Sea Port increased by one-third January from levels of the same month last year, the port told Fairplay
  • US ports want separate security funding
    US PORT advocates are disappointed that President Obama's budget proposal continues to lump money for port security with domestic emergency response funds
  • Drybulk demolitions seen staying high
    DRYBULK demolition sales should remain at a historically high level but drop slightly from last year, BIMCO senior analyst Peter Sand predicted today
  • EC opens aid consultation
    THE EC has opened a public consultation on EU guidelines on government aid to the maritime sector
  • Argentine transport union to boycott UK ships
    ARGENTINA'S transport workers' union has decided to boycott ships flying the British flag because of the Falkland Islands dispute, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Star Reefers plummets
    STAR REEFERS said today significant impairment losses combined with a depressed freight market to cause deep quarterly losses
  • Breaking prices plunging
    HEAVY tonnage buying has finally taken its toll on the ship recycling market, with scrap prices plummeting by up to $20 per ldt
  • 11 pirates arrested in Puntland
    POLICE from Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Puntland have reportedly arrested 11 suspected pirates during operations in Nugaal region
  • Canada's trade focus shifts away from US
    CANADA'S exports, long dominated by truck and rail movement into the US, are shifting to overseas markets and ocean carriers, a study has shown
  • Hijacked bulker reaches Somali coast
    GREEK-owned bulker Free Goddess, which was hijacked by Somali pirates in the Arabian Sea, has reportedly arrived in the vicinity of Garacad, in the Mudug region of Somalia

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Galveston Appoints Mierzwa Port Director
    The Port of Galveston named Capt. Michael J Mierzwa as its new port director, effective Feb. 16. Mierzwa, who...
  • TUI May Float Remaining Hapag-Lloyd Stake
    German travel company TUI said it may try again to float its stake in Hapag-Lloyd as part of its bid...
  • Red Arrow CEO Participates in Afghan Trade Mission (Podcast)
    In this podcast, Red Arrow Logistics CEO Liz Lasater is interviewed from Kabul, Afghanistan, where she is traveling as part of...
  • Zim Gets $100 Million 'Security Net'
    Israel Corp, parent of Zim Integrated Shipping Services, said Tuesday it would provide the struggling carrier with $50 million as...
  • Retail Sales Rose 0.3 Percent in January
    Retail sales rose less than expected in January largely because of discounting in the auto sector. The Commerce Department...
  • ATA Takes Anti-Fatigue Driver Work Rule to Court
    The American Trucking Associations will file a petition challenging new final truck driver work rules in federal court, the trucking...
  • Houston Appoints Waterworth Interim Port Director
    The Port of Houston Authority appointed Leonard D. Waterworth as the interim executive director of the port authority. Waterworth...
  • ANA, JAL Cargo Traffic Rose in December
    Japan's All Nippon Airways Co. saw international cargo volume rise for the first time in three months in December...
  • FedEx Upgrades Asia-Middle East Service
    FedEx Express is expanding its freighter service between Asia and the Middle East through India, speeding up shipment transit times...
  • Frankfurt Air Cargo Traffic Plunges 16.8 Percent
    Frankfurt airport handled 16.8 percent less freight in January than a year ago as uncertainty over the global economy and...
  • Pantos Logistics Opens Thailand Distribution Center
    Pantos Logistics recently opened a 32,808-square-foot logistics center near the port of Laem Cabang, Thailand, as the third-party logistics provider...
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo Traffic Falls 17.6 Percent
    Cargo transported by Cathay Pacific and sister carrier Dragonair in January plunged 17.6 percent year-over-year and 26 percent from December....
  • Matson Profit Tumbles 55 Percent
    Matson Navigation's fourth quarter operating profit fell 55 percent to $13 million as slumping trans-Pacific rates offset improved volume to...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Shipping demands a piracy game-changer
    'He who would go to sea for pleasure, would go to hell for a pastime': an 19th Century English proverb attributed to a scurvy-afflicted press-ganged seafarer of ...
  • US Budget boosts port dredging and landside transport infrastructure
    The US President's fiscal year 2013 budget has increased funding for ports' deep draught maintenance and boosted investment in landside infrastructure programmes. ...
  • EU lists more Iranian businesses
    The European Union (EU) has added further companies and individuals to its 'restrictive measures against Iran' list that was first drawn up in 2010 and is targeted ...
  • Zim gets confirmation of extra funding
    Israel Corporation has confirmed today that it has paid the first half of its USD100 million loan to financially troubled Zim Line, and that the second half will ...
  • German ports on a high
    Hamburg and Bremerhaven achieved impressive container traffic growth last year compared to the Benelux rivals. Hamburg's traffic grew by 14.2%, up to nine million ...
  • Asia/Europe rates still holding up
    Freight rate levels quoted for spot cargo from Shanghai to Europe held up again for the sixth week running last week. According to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange, ...
  • Obama re-nominates FMC's Lidinsky
    Washington DC-based Federal Maritime Commission (FMC)'s Chairman Richard Lidinsky has been re-nominated by President Barack Obama to remain in the post until June ...
  • Fatalities in latest West African ship attack
    A captain and chief engineer of a cargo ship, believed to be a bulk carrier, have lost their lives as a result of an attack on the vessel off of the coast of Nigeria ...
  • Diageo targets emerging markets
    The Guinness, Smirnoff vodka and Johnnie Walker whisky drinks group, Diageo, boosted its marketing spend by 10% in the last six months in targeting the expanding ...
  • US trade deficit with China hits record high
    America's trading deficit with China, soared to a record high of USD296 billion last year, piling more pressure on the world's second-biggest economy to revalue ...
  • Mexico's ports post box record in 2011
    Last year saw ports in Mexico achieve a record performance when it came to container handling activity with 35 million tonnes of cargo processed. This was up 18% ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Cosco buying DRYS?
    Market pundits puzzled by Wall Street rally as rumors and mainstream media mentions trump grim freight forecasts.
  • TUI pulls the trigger
    IPO on the horizon for Hapag-Lloyd as German travel group strikes EUR 700m deal to sell shares to Albert Ballin.
  • Star loses sparkle
    Oslo-listed operator sees more pain on the horizon as container lines muscle in on reefer business despite dire rates.
  • GLDD cashes in on LNG
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock inks $180m dredging contract as Chevron readies LNG facility off Australia.
  • ABG profit dips
    Indian shipbuilder sees nine-month earnings reduced by rising expenses.
  • Investors braced for bonuses
    Rerun of fourth quarter bonanza for founders will prove a drag for Jinhui shares, analyst says.
  • CSAV eyes recovery
    Chilean liner giant sees the light at the end of the tunnel despite $1.25bn full year loss.
  • B+V wins FPSO job
    German repair yard to upgrade EnQuest's new acquisition ready for more North Sea work.
  • Allianz ups Scorpio interest
    Investor enters the big-league of tanker owner's shareholders for the first time.
  • Japan to help Alang
    K Line and MOL to use government funds to improve safety at Alang-Sosiya shipbreaking yards.
  • Economou bags $120m loan
    Greek owner reportedly strikes deal with China Development Bank to finance VLOCs being built in Shanghai.
  • Still nuts for newbuilds
    John Fredriksen's Golar close to penning more new vessels hot on the heels of HHI swoop.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • DHS tightens belt under Obama budget
  • Hoyer expands in Russia, Ukraine
  • Obama nominates union staffer to FMC
  • TUI looks to Hapag-Lloyd divestment this week
  • APMT chief urges India to expand ports
  • CSAV Norasia's ABS folds into MSC's Tiger
  • ESC bemoans 'shocking' piracy levels
  • Flash Europe buys British logistics firm
  • Maersk slows AE9, adds Rotterdam
  • Budget increase sought for DOT, Army Corps

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2012
  • Braemer to market LNG tank system
    Approval in principle for the system has been obtained from both the American Bureau of Shipping and Lloyd's Register.
  • NGOs call for Arctic HFO ban, speed limits
    Arguments for regulating speed and fuel use presented by Professor James Corbett to IMO sub-committee.
  • Prices falling in Rotterdam
    'Soft' market in Piraeus.
  • SkySails cuts it work force
    Market conditions mean shipowners are 'reluctant to invest in innovative technology.'
  • Prices mixed in Fujairah
    Good avails in Durban.
  • Chemoil reports 'decisive turnaround'
    2011 generates profits of $67.7 million after the losses of 2010.
  • Call for transparent standard for measuring hull and propeller performance
    Deterioration in hull and propeller performance is now estimated to result in a 15 to 20% loss in vessel efficiency.
  • Japan's bunker sales continue to decline
    Annual volumes show 29% fall over a five-year period.
  • Order placed for 'fuel-efficient' dry bulk carriers
    U-Ming says Chinese yard has offered 'very competitive' prices.
  • Indian shiping firm posts 26% drop in quarterly profits
    Steady fleet growth and high bunker costs will 'suppress' any improvement in earnings, says GE Shipping.
  • Bunker prices falling across major Asian hubs
    Demand average in major Asian bunkering hubs on Tuesday.
  • Ship management software offers 'fuel efficient' voyage planning
    Software features include port forecasts and slow steaming calculator.
  • Bunkers 'main component' of CSAV's costs
    Reports over $1 billion loss for full year 2011 partly due to 'significant increase' in bunker prices.
  • Russian authorities boost bunker quality checks
    Quality checks may cause 'delays' in bunkering operations, traders say.
  • Buckeye acquires Chevron's marine terminal in New York
    Plans to transform terminal to multi-product storage, blending, and throughput facility.
  • Off-spec bunker claims rising in the Netherlands
    Dutch authorities yet to release 'clear guidelines' as to when an off-spec bunker fuel is considered as 'waste.'
  • Unregulated fuel metres producing 'worrisome inaccuracies'
    Marine fuel metre in Alaska 'found to be giving away' fuel in favour of buyers by 4.7%, says NCWM.
  • Taxation 'biggest hurdle' for India's bunker industry
    Indian supplier suggests a joint committee to address bunker sector's concerns.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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