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January 16, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Baltic Dry Index falls to 11-month low
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of costs to transport dry-bulk commodities, fell to an 11-month low as a worsening glut of ships pulled rents below operating costs in the Pacific Ocean.
  • Peak booking season swells Carnival's loss
    The timing of Carnival Corp's Costa Concordia cruise ship's grounding off the coast of Italy, at the start of the peak booking season, may exacerbate the company's losses.

Sched Netweb site
  • Rate increases slow after carriers implement pre-CNY surcharges
  • PSA International 2011 throughput increases 5.6pc to 57.09 million TEU
  • CNC and Hainan Pan Ocean launch south east Asia loop from Tianjin
  • Hutchison's Felixstowe braces for DP World's London Gateway opening
  • Hong Kong tops in economic freedom, but bureaucracy puts standing at risk
  • Korean ports up 11.2pc to 19.36 million TEU, Busan hits 16.14 million TEU
  • Man Capital LLP private equity group acquires OTS Logistics
  • Malaysian customs swoop on two illegal fireworks containers
  • HK Trade Development Council signs DHL Express for HK fashion week
  • Indian air cargo market set to soar in coming years: Frost & Sullivan report
  • Five weekly Shijiazhuang-HK cargo flights launched by Hong Kong Airlines

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Baltic index slides to lowest in nearly five months
  • BIMCO calls for tighter international regulation of shipping
  • Deducing freight cost in the movement of heavy lift ODC packages
  • GE Shipping delivers new VLCC to buyers
  • ICS publishes new flag state table
  • Idle containerships rise to 246 at beginning of year
  • MSC announces rate restoration on India-East Africa, Mozambique trade lanes
  • Softlinks new Live IMPEX meets changing market demands
  • Dumping of low-cost Chinese coated paper affecting domestic producers
  • Spices exports climb 43 pc in value, dip 6 pc in volume
  • Kerala HCs help sought to facilitate installation of scanners at Cochin Port gates
  • Record discharge of NPK at VPT
  • US ports & maritime team to visit India in February
  • Air India looks to quit air cargo business
  • Forex reserves shrink $3.15 bn to $293.5 bn
  • IDMA calls for anti-dumping duties in pharma sector
  • Sugar mills body seeks export permission for another 10 lt
  • Almajdouie moves worlds largest evaporator
  • Maersk Line, Ltd brings first of two project cargo ships under US flag

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Switzerland a European leader for the intermodal shift
    Switzerland leads European statistics for the intermodal shift of freight from the roads to the railways, with transalpine railfreight operations accounting for a market share of m...
  • Toll increases on Scandinavian bridges
    The tolls for the use of the Great Belt bridge in Denmark and the Öresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden have been increased with immediate effect. Vehicles weighing more than 3...
  • Florida rail operator to increase business with trucking partners
    The Florida East Coast Railway (FEC) plans to expand the reach of its intermodal business in 2012 by strengthening its partnerships with large US truckload carriers. A new relay st...
  • Logwin opens Foshan office as expansion in China continues
    Logwin, a global leader in air and ocean freight and logistics services, has opened a sales office in Foshan, in China's Guangdong province. Foshan has a thriving manufacturing sec...
  • Contrans Group acquires Archer Trucking in Canada
    The Contrans Group in Canada has acquired Wilburn Archer Trucking, a dry-bulk trucking business based in Norwood, Ontario. Since 1994 the business has provided specialised transpor...
  • Man Capital acquires OTS Logistics Group
    OTS Logistics Group (OTS), a global provider of logistics services, and funds advised by Man Capital, a private equity group, have announced that Man Capital has acquired OTS, the ...
  • Air Partner introduces door-to-door freight service to Europe
    Air Partner, a leading global airline charter broker, has extended its door-to-door time-definite worldwide freight service, which incorporates its unique so-called red track real-...
  • AMI's US online option a success
    The US arm of Air Menzies International (AMI), one of the world's largest trade-only airfreight and express wholesalers, has celebrated the successful first six months of its new C...
  • Weiss Röhlig acquires JHB Express in Japan
    Weiss Röhlig, a leading provider of logistics services and a JV between Gebrüder Weiss and Röhlig, is continuing to expand its presence in Asia and has acquired JHB Express in Japa...
  • Corpus Christi appoints new port commissioners
    Al Jones, American Bank chairman and CEO, and Charles Zahn jr, a lawyer, have replaced Robert Gonzalez jr. and Francis Gandy jr. on the commission of the port of Corpus Christi TX ...
  • Liebherr delivers 100th harbour crane to Africa
    Liebherr is due to carry out an order soon which will bring it to a major milestone in its history. It will celebrate the delivery of its one hundredth mobile harbour crane to Afri...
  • Lloyd Fonds restructured and free of obligations
    Lloyd Fonds, a leading German closed fund issuing house, has paid a EUR 10 million outstanding loan back to banks, completed its restructuring measures and thus freed itself of all...
  • Boeing and AF-KLM finalise large B787 order
    Boeing and the Air France-KLM Group have finalised an order for 25 Boeing B787-9 Dreamliners, with options. The order was signed in December. The Air France-KLM Group is a long-tim...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Matt Nichols back at helm of Nichols Brothers as CEO
  • Drydocks World Dubai to build offshore wind power platform
  • Navy takes delivery of T-AGM 25
  • Rederi AB Transatlantic takes delivery of AHTS
  • Pirates surrender after attacking EU Navfor flagship
  • Major milestone for Seaspan in National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Program

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Port of Everett taps Bearman as new Marina Director
  • Commerce Department report finds US exports drop during November
  • Newport Coast Guard team responds to Yaquina Bay collision
  • First PDX advisory committee meet set for January 19 in Portland
  • US rail freight traffic count posts gains during week

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • TBS and RBS agree terms on transfer of tweendeckers
    No comment on charterback rumours
  • Open the box, or buy bulk?
    Containership deals will continue to hold lustre for Greek owners but more are likely to have bulkers on their wish list in 2012
  • Greek owners tipped to lean towards bulkers in 2012
    Bulk carriers may be on the wish list of more Greek owners, but the ability of owners to actually do deals will again hinge heavily on financing issues
  • Preparing for the inevitable
    A mega box ship casualty could bring a disaster to rival Deepwater Horizon
  • Training needs to go beyond the minimum standards
    One key issue is the manner in which training is conducted
  • Inquiry sparks criticism of US maintenance tax
    Senators have questioned whether US-bound containers are being routed via Canada and Mexico to avoid HMT, but the shipping industry has made a firm response
  • Eurotunnel reveals surprise interest in SeaFrance fleet
    Fixed link operator says it has written to the commercial court in Paris about the vessels, expressing an interest in 'two or three' of the four ships
  • Nigerian oil strike threatens West Africa suezmax earnings rally
    Brokers report not being able to lift subjects on tanker fixtures and delays cause disruption in chartering markets
  • Golar sets new rate high for medium-term LNG charter
    Golar Arctic lands $140,000 per day for three-year deal
  • CMA CGM to step up checks for contaminated reefer gases
    Three workers died last year repairing reefer boxes that exploded
  • Nordic Tankers seeks investor
    Stake in the company would be sold to raise cash for vessel acquisitions
  • US ports sanctions pose hollow threat
    Few vessels heading to US have called in Iran, Syria or North Korea in previous 180 days
  • Japan imports record monthly LNG cargoes
    Winter and reduced nuclear power capacity drives Japanese liquefied natural gas imports
  • Minister hails "constructive" talks on Dover Harbour Board sell-off
    Plan faces fierce opposition across Kent community
  • SocGen joins banks' queue to exit shipping
    But there are few likely buyers for its portfolio, say specialists
  • Australian LNG project gets go-ahead
    Ichthys wins final investment decision as Australia seeks to dominate liquefied natural gas supplies
  • Somali pirates build telecoms mast
    Structure visible on satellite images
  • IG freezes retention rates
    Rates for all vessel types reduced 4%-8.5%
  • Six captured after pirates attack Spanish naval vessel
    Skiff fired on ESPS Patino outside the port of Mogadishu
  • German-flagged fleet falls despite calls for more EU-registered vessels
    Number of 100 gt vessels falls from 572 to 530
  • Drewry tells shippers to prepare for capacity squeeze in late 2012
    Box lines' coffers will leach cash in first half
  • Sleeping giant's nightmare
    Nigeria is beset by tensions between the Muslim north and Christian south, corruption and mismanagement, rampant piracy and now a damaging port strike
  • P&O postpones plan to lay up Pride of Calais
    Retains capacity on the cross-Channel route
  • Holding out for better prospects
    With capesize rates falling dramatically, owners are holding back and eyeing a post-lunar new year rally
  • Banking with Chinese characteristics
    China's banks are moving more slowly than predicted into international shipfinance. This is not a bad thing
  • London market bites back over former MP's piracy claims
    Criminalising ransom payments will not work, says maritime industry
  • General Maritime staff win belated Christmas bonuses
    Chapter 11 restructuring plan due next week

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Atlantic VLCCs outperform
    SEVERAL tanker stocks have popped this month because of stronger Atlantic Basin demand, Credit Suisse analyst Gregory Lewis said today
  • Relief ships reach Nome
    A RUSSIAN tanker escorted by the US Coast Guard today reached frozen Nome in Alaska with emergency fuel supplies
  • Cable ships begin work
    CABLE-laying ships have begun deploying the Loukkos undersea cable connecting Asilah in Morocco with Rota in Spain, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Charter extension rates sink
    EVANGELOS Marinakis-chaired Capital Products Partners today announced two charter extensions, at rates sharply lower than previous levels
  • Brittany Ferries reported victimised
    FRANCE'S Brittany Ferries said today it is involved in legal proceedings in connection with reports it was defrauded in a €1M ($1.28M) scam
  • India plans huge LNG push
    DELHI plans to increase capacity for receiving cargoes from LNG carriers to 30M tonnes per year by 2015, from today's from 13M t/y, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • US box forecast raised
    RETAILERS bumped up their forecast today for January's US box imports, based on signs of a more resurgent economy
  • Supramaxes, Handymaxes scuttled by weak demand
    WEAK DEMAND in China for iron ore and coal has dashed hopes for a Supramax and Handymax fixture surge before the Lunar New Year holidays
  • Suezmax rates gaining
    SUEZMAX tanker rates have staged gains this week as activity has picked up after the year's quiet start
  • Soggy Queensland finally snaps back
    SHIPMENTS from Queensland coal terminals have finally regained the levels achieved before widespread flooding more than a year ago, IHS McCloskey reported
  • Product tankers hobbled
    PRODUCT tankers are handicapped by a tonnage build-up, with more newbuildings entering, brokers told Fairplay today
  • Golar LNG seals charter
    GOLAR LNG has agreed to charter its LNG tanker Golar Arctic to a Japanese trading firm for three years
  • China's yards raise output
    BEIJING said today its yards delivered tonnage aggregating 76.7M dwt during 2011, a 16.9% increase over 2010
  • Bourbon sets up Dubai drydocking hub
    FRENCH offshore vessel operator Bourbon has set up a new structure in Dubai to manage the drydocking programme of its fast-growing global fleet
  • Box rate rally predicted
    SHIPPING consultancy Drewry expects freight rates to rise sharply in 2H2012, with the untenable rate war forcing carriers to slash capacity

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Teamsters Call Off Pipeline Strike
    Teamster pipeline workers are heading back to the job after the union and the Pipe Line Contractors Association struck a...
  • Obama Proposes Creation of Single Trade Agency
    President Obama on Friday announced major changes in the government's business services agencies aimed at making it easier for small...
  • Intermodal Traffic Suggests Strong Restocking
    Intermodal volume for major U.S. railroads fell 9.3 percent year-over-year in the week ending Jan. 7 but rose 17.9 percent...
  • Oil Sends US Trade Deficit to Five-Month High
    The U.S. trade deficit widened 10.4 percent to $47.8 billion in November from October, driven by higher prices and volumes...
  • Trucking Pioneer Don Schneider Dies at 76
    Donald J. Schneider, the former president, CEO and chairman of Schneider National, died Friday after a long battle with Alzheimer's...
  • Virginia Retailers Push State to Collect Taxes From Amazon
    The Virginia Retail Merchants Association says it will urge state legislators this year to require Amazon.com, which will receive $4.3...
  • Genesee & Wyoming Traffic Rises 7.9 Percent
    Short-line rail operator Genesee & Wyoming increased carloads 7.9 percent year-over-year in the fourth quarter, although traffic in December was...
  • Executives Expect More Asian Air Cargo Capacity to Exit
    More Asian air cargo carriers will remove capacity this week year as export traffic remains week, said industry executives. ...
  • When the US Sneezes, Canada Catches Cold
    Shippers looking for improvement in Canada's beleaguered trade and economy might need to wait another year, or even two, as...
  • Risk for Shippers?
    A sudden sharp upward turn in ocean container shipping freight rates that started late in 2011 is catching the industry's...
  • Fact Finding
    The Federal Maritime Commission calls its investigation into the movement of U.S. containerized ocean imports through Canadian imports a "fact-finding,"...
  • Trade Winds Shift at Canadian Ports
    Canadian ports are coming off a modestly good year underscored by changing trade patterns, and expect better or similar results...
  • Canada, in a Rout
    When the Federal Maritime Commission last fall launched an inquiry into containerized cargo moving inland through Canadian and Mexican ports,...
  • Electrolux Says More Shippers Will Buy Capacity Collectively
    Multinational shippers will become more attracted to book shipping capacity collectively using centralized freight procurement systems when ocean rates begin...
  • DB Schenker Buys Finnish Trucking Company
    DB Schenker's recent acquisition of Suomen Kiitoautot, a Finnish trucking company, consolidates the German company's market dominance in the Nordic...
  • Air France-KLM Cargo Faces Cuts in Turnaround Plan
    Air France-KLM's cargo business faces further cutbacks after Europe's largest airline unveiled a radical three-year restructuring to secure long-term profitability....
  • AirBridge Cargo Launches New Europe- China Route
    AirBridge Cargo Airlines is defying the broad cutback in Asia-focused air freight capacity with new service between Europe and Chengdu...
  • Chamber's Donohue Advocates Domestic Energy Expansion
    Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue said this week the expansion of oil and natural gas production will put...
  • Frankfurt Airport Freight Falls 6.5 Percent
    Frankfurt's air freight volume is falling faster than business at other European airports as the ban on night flights at...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Unions suspend Nigeria strike
    Talks between representatives of the two union groups and the Nigerian Government are at a delicate stage but appear to be moving in the right direction, given ...
  • Shipping heading towards 'deepwater horizon'
    The container industry will be in deep trouble should a super post-Panamax container vessel start sinking today according to a presentation given at a recent Maritime ...
  • Transnet to buy more locos and build new line
    Transnet SOC, South Africa's state-controlled rail, ports and pipelines company, is investigating new fund-raising instruments for what the government's public ...
  • NITL demands more competitive rail for shippers
    US shipper organisation National Industrial Transportation League (NITL) has requested this week that railroad regulatory agency Surface Transportation Board (STB) ...
  • Japanese Iranian oil embargo in doubt
    Despite US treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, receiving an assurance from Japan's finance minister yesterday that it would reduce its dependence on Iran for ...
  • US volumes heading for sustained level of growth says Global Tracker
    January US import cargo volumes might currently be flat compared to last year but 'significant' volumes increases are expected in the US trades this spring according ...
  • Portuguese dockers to end strike
    A five-day strike by Portugal's dockers - scheduled to end tomorrow - has thought to have resulted in the delay or diversion of up to 100 ships and caused disruptions ...
  • India's factory output rebounds
    Suggesting its resilience to withstand the European debt crisis, India's industrial production bounced back in November growing by a year-on-year 5.9% versus the ...
  • African economies to advance strongly in 2012
    The latest economic forecasts published by the Washington (DC)-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) make for encouraging reading when it comes to the sub-Saharan ...
  • NZSC calls for focus on productivity in Auckland dispute
    The New Zealand Shippers Council [NZSC] has urged both parties in the Ports of Auckland [PoA] industrial dispute to 'ensure the need for continuing improvements ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Saverys sells chunk of Clarksons stock
    Marc Saverys-led CMB cashes in shares worth over £8m in London-listed shipbroker.
  • Dry-bulk rates to keep on dropping
    Baltic Dry Index has further to fall and may touch last year's bottom, Jefferies says.
  • JP Morgan cuts Teekay Corp interest
    Investment bank has dumped shares worth over $45m in the New York-listed tanker owner.
  • Zim ready to swing jobs axe
    Israeli container line looking to shed 12% of staff and ask executives to take 10% pay cut.
  • P&I clubs confirm reinsurance cuts
    Ticket to trade a tanker to the US falls 30% with reinsurance tariff down by between 4% and 8.4%.
  • Hyundai Heavy investor sells down
    Compatriot chemical producer banks over $600m for 3.3% stake in Korean giant.
  • Neptune Orient Lines inks debt deal
    Singaporean containership owner finalises financing for bigger boxships under construction at Korean yards.
  • Mipo's solid gold easy action
    Korean yard lines up an expensive paint job, while Peter G might be eyeing a loft conversion.
  • Golar LNG deal another magic marker
    Period charter for Golar Arctic generates another wave of excitement in LNG sector.
  • Baltiysky under pressure over debts
    Sberbank and others file bankruptcy suits against Russian shipyard whose ownership is in limbo.
  • Three years' cheer for Golar
    John Fredriksen's gas carrier company fixes LNG ship to Japan for annual profit of $45m.
  • McQuilling in Asian dry move
    US shipbroker teams up with Singapore's Anglo Asian Shipping in bid to tap local dry bulk market.
  • Greatship tears up another contract
    Second of two support ships on order at Mumbai's Mazagon Dock is cancelled by Indian owner.
  • Sanctions slapped on Zhuhai
    Chinese state-controlled oil trader and major VLCC charterer caught in cross-fire of US-Iran spat.
  • Samsung tipped for profit growth
    Korean analyst says shipbuilder should prosper again as offshore plant orders roll in this year.
  • Kidnapped master tells of "torment"
    Freed captain of tanker Olib G reveals hell of 18 months in captivity, while Georgia denies ransom was paid to pirates.
  • Atwood prices bond issue
    Houston-based drilling contractor set to offer investors 6.5% coupon on planned $450m bond issue.
  • Canned tankers a tasty option
    Greek owner could be quids in if it completes the buy-back of two suezmaxes it had chopped.
  • US imports set to rise in 2012
    Trade body says January container throughput to remain weak before "significant increases" in the spring.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 13, 2012
  • Week ends with lower prices
    Futures settled at its lowest price since December 21.
  • Progress made on guidelines for mandatory GHG measures
    IMO working group considers correction to EEDI formula and looks to iron out further details at MEPC 63.
  • Meeting increasing bunkering demand in India
    Chennai Port looks to introduce a new barge facility.
  • Absence of LNG bunker standards could be a 'showstopper'
    Report calls for guidelines dedicated for LNG bunkering.
  • Rotterdam prices soften
    Mixed price movements in southern Europe.
  • Small gains in Fujairah
    No product in Durban.
  • Maersk says algae-derived fuel posed 'few problems'
    Shipping line trials new generation biofuel in container ship's auxiliary engines.
  • Early 2012 sulphur data shows surprising results
    DNVPS finds 6.5% of worldwide HSFO bunkered during the first week of 2012 exceeded 3.50% sulphur.
  • Chinese supplier reports climbing sales
    Source says Chimbusco's volumes are up 5.4% year-on-year.
  • New Fujairah terminal ready to start operations
    First cargo for Socar Aurora Fujairah Terminal 'expected within days'.
  • Do you expect counter party risk to become more critical in 2012?
  • Logistics firm invests $2.3 million into operations at Aberdeen
    Plans to build MGO fuel storage, and lease two additional berths at Aberdeen port.
  • Price movements in Asian ports lack direction
    Avails tight in Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Indian refiner sells 380 cSt cargo at 'high' premium
    February cargo sold at more than double the premium of MRPL's January cargo.
  • US imposes sanctions on oil trading companies
    Kuo Oil, FAL Oil and Zhuhai Zhenrong barred from receiving loans of over $10 million from US financial institutions.
  • Bunker group seeks to increase security of Malaysian waters
    Partners local maritime authority to launch new initiative aimed at intensifying law enforcement at sea.
  • Global Risk Management expands head office
    Sees increasing demand for fuel hedging services, says managing director.
  • WFS arrests vessel over bunker claims
    Bunker supplier targets ship for outstanding amount due by the vessel charterer.

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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
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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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