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February 16, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • No new underwriting for Syndicate 1965
    MORE natural disasters in the Asia-Pacific last year have stopped Lloyd's first Singapore syndicate, Syndicate 1965, from accepting new underwriting business, but that will not mean other Lloyd's outfits in the region will follow the same route, Lloyd's CEO Richard Ward told BT yesterday.
  • Oil tanker glut remains at 4-week high
    A surplus of the largest oil tankers competing to load crude at Persian Gulf ports stayed unchanged after reaching a four-week high last week, a survey showed.
  • Maersk leads the way in biofuel development
    AP Moeller Maersk A/S, the world's biggest container ship owner, is leading its industry in developing biofuels made from organic waste that could cut its carbon emissions and reduce a US$6 billion- a-year fuel bill.
  • Vancouver could handle more crude: port CEO

Sched Netweb site
  • Hapag-Lloyd 2011 profit up 4.1pc to US$133 million, revenue slips 1.6pc
  • Fujian seaports volumes flatten at 28.85 million tonnes in January
  • MSC raises Asia-Latin America rates US$400 per TEU from March 15
  • Hamburg and Dubai growth 'shows strength of global container demand'
  • Mumbai's JNPT 4th terminal faces more last minute disputes and delays
  • TUI cuts its Hapag share, control firmly swings to Albert Ballin group
  • Hyundai loses US$330 million in 2011, $150 million in fourth quarter
  • APM Terminals signs agreement with SOCAR to develop port in Turkey
  • Box lessor TAL fourth quarter net profit upticks 1.4pc to US$35.9 million
  • APMT expects its Liberian CT to make big contribution to record high GDP
  • BIFA provides members latest good practice standards and guidelines
  • Panalpina wins global exploration and production contract with BP
  • Piracy spreads east to Maldives, says private maritime security contractor
  • Cathay Pacific and Dragonair January cargo down 19.5pc to 116,250 tonnes
  • Hong Kong's AAT cargo throughput falls 16pc to 50,781 tonnes in January
  • Frankfurt airport throughput falls 16.8pc in Jan due to weak Asian imports
  • EU would relent on aviation carbon tax if international levy were imposed

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 15, 2012
  • RAK introduces service to Kathmandu
    Effective today (15 February), RAK Airways, a carrier based in Ras Al Khaimah (UAE) offers a thrice weekly service to Kathmandu. The Nepalese capital is the eleventh destination of...
  • DB Schenker Rail boosts GB/Poland services
    The German service provider DB Schenker Rail is stepping up its railfreight offer between Poland and Great Britain by adding a second weekly train service from next September. A we...
  • Alstom to supply new full signalling system to Denmark
    Banedanmark, the Danish railway infrastructure owner, has awarded Alstom a contract worth around EUR 300 million to replace the existing signaling system in the eastern region of D...
  • Expansion of the Canada-China air transport agreement
    The Canadian government is committed to strengthening its important trade and investment relationship with China. To this end, Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced an expans...
  • IRU and European Commission join forces to promote the 112 emergency number
    The European road transport industry, as represented by the IRU, is throwing its weight behind the European Commission initiative to promote the single European emergency number 11...
  • Hyderabad airport inaugurated second runway
    Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad (central India) inaugurated its second runway on 10 February. The new parallel runway is 3,707 m long and makes RGIA the fir...
  • idem GmbH launches mobile trailer position location telematics
    The telematics specialist idem GmbH has enhanced its product range by the addition of a mobile telematics box TControl W108. Idem's managing director Pete Jendras said that the new...
  • Nailesh Gandhi awarded India's WCO Certificate of Merit
    Nailesh Gandhi, the director of M/s. Express Transport Pvt Ltd and president of the Bombay Custom House Agents' Association (BCHAA), was recently awarded the WCO Certificate of Mer...
  • CMA CGM introduces rate increases on 1 March
    With effect from 1 March the French container shipping company CMA CGM will increase the rates from India and Middle East Gulf to East Africa (Mombasa and Dar es Salam) by USD 250...
  • Hamburg reports good results for 2011
    The port of Hamburg, Germany's largest universal port, achieved a seaborne cargo throughput totalling 132.2 million t in 2011. This represents an increase of 9.1% compared to the p...
  • Imperial subsidiary Regent acquires majority stake in Lübcke Marine Assekuranzmakler
    Regent Insurance Brokers (Europe) GmbH, based in Bremen (Germany), became the new partner of the Bremen-based marine insurance broker Lübcke Marine Assekuranzmakler GmbH at the beg...
  • Ceva expands LCL service offerings with new lanes from Houston
    Logistics and SCM specialist Ceva Logistics has opened two new lanes as part of its less-than-container load (LCL) ocean offering. The new lanes from Houston TX (USA). to both Sing...
  • Rhenus bundles Asia businesses into a holding company
    The Germany-based Rhenus group bundled its Asia businesses into a new entity called Rhenus Logistics Holding Asia Pte Ltd at the beginning of the year. Hong Kong-based Rhenus Logis...
  • Kintetsu World and Gati Ltd to form logistics joint venture
    The Japanese logistics company Kintetsu World Express plans to invest INR 268 crore for a 30% stake in a joint venture with the Indian enterprise Gati Ltd to gain access to the gro...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Incat Marine to design fourth ferry for Tanzanian operator
  • Titan Salvage awarded NAVSEA salvage contract
  • Ashley Godwin joins SCA as Senior Defense Advisor
  • Martinac to build 184-ft Jensen-designed long-liner
  • Nautical Institute issues industry-backed ECDIS training guidance
  • Ron Widdows to be next Rickmers CEO

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Jensen named designer for giant freezer longliner vessel
  • IMO Secretary General pledges support for Philippines
  • NYK coal-carrying vessel makes first stop at Port of Soma
  • Evergreen Line set to implement new rounds of rate restoration program
  • Parsons Brinckerhoff taps Girandola as Ports and Marine director for Northeast

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Scorpio Tankers likely to sell three MR tankers at a loss
    Company launched in 2010 on a mission to buy low and sell high
  • IRAN UPDATE
    An exclusive Strait of Hormuz risk analysis by Lloyd's List
  • Los Angeles posts record January volumes
    Boost from Chinese new year helps to notch up 5.8% rise to just under 699,000 teu
  • Standard PMSC contract to set strict insurance requirements
    BIMCO's Guardcon will penalise firms with inadequate cover
  • Banks shorten ship loan maturities
    Terms of trade shift in favour of lenders as number of players shrinks
  • Iran premium develops in VLCC spot market as many owners steer clear
    Overcapacity is capping significant gains but two-tier chartering opens up as implications of EU sanctions on insurance start to bite
  • Profit sharing and cost cuts help Seanergy back into the black
    After disposal of 26-year-old handymax, Greece-based owner eyes further fleet renewal
  • Tui edges closer to Hapag-Lloyd exit
    Agreement with Albert Ballin consortium will see tourism group reduce its stake from 38.4% to 22% after June 29
  • Has shipping overestimated private equity funding?
    Survey highlights a chasm between hope and reality when it comes to securing finance
  • Filming, or its threat, can change behaviour
    The modern compulsion to video everything with our smartphones can prove useful in shipping disputes and casualties
  • Hapag-Lloyd goes back to basics
    Carrier defies the downturn to post a profit
  • Boxship chartering market pins hopes on lines' freight rate restoration
    Increases in container rates could filter down to prices paid to charter vessels
  • Freedom? It's all relative
    The interests of China shipowners clash with those of its ports and shipyards
  • Mediterranean MR spot market activity up 49% in late-2011
    Drewry says reported chartering deals increased during fourth quarter
  • BLT vessel targeted in California over bunker arrears
    KPI Bridge Oil lays Rule B trap for arriving chemtanker Partawati in San Francisco Bay
  • Costa Concordia compensation deadline extended as US claims grow
    Nearly 40 passengers now involved in Miami lawsuit
  • Fortescue downgrades first-quarter iron ore target
    Western Australian cyclone hits miner's operations
  • Great Eastern Shipping delivers second of three VLCCs in resales
    Brokers say deal done with Maersk Tankers at $105m apiece
  • When is state aid not state aid?
    The cases of Hapag-Lloyd and Liverpool council send very different messages about what constitutes state aid
  • WWH bounces back
    Improved deepsea car carrier market drives 49% increase in earnings
  • On song for Europe
    China's pledge to aid the EU is good for trade - and canny diplomacy
  • South Africa regulator rejects NPA bid to raise tariffs
    Ports struck out for an 18% increase to fund infrastructure investment
  • Varun Shipping posts 17.8% fall in net profits
    Indian LPG specialist sees lower exchange gains, higher port fees and bunker costs
  • Bergen Group reports 12% increase in annual revenues
    2011 was a busy year for offshore support contracts
  • Widdows takes over at Rickmers-Linie
    Jan Steffens steps down after 10 years
  • The downfall continues
    Greeks have let themselves down, now Europe looks like it might be about to fail Greece
  • Citic Pacific names Cosco preferred carrier in steel shipping pact
    Chinese state-owned majors to co-operate as economic growth slows
  • North African woes boost Spanish ports
    Throughput up 6% as container transhipment volumes get a boost from cargo shifted to Spain to avoid disruption in other regions
  • Samho's shipyard arm faces liquidation
    South Korean court removes unit from receivership

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Court orders Samho Shipbuilding liquidated
    A SOUTH Korean court has ordered liquidation for Samho Shipbuilding, a unit of insolvent Samho Shipping
  • Widdows to run Rickmers
    LINER shipping veteran Ron Widdows made a surprise comeback today with Rickmers
  • Hapag's earnings dive
    HAPAG-Lloyd said its earnings nosedived last year, but it still posted a positive operating result of €101M ($133
  • New Concordia suit filed
    A HALF-billion-dollar lawsuit has been filed in a Florida state court against Carnival Corp on behalf of Costa Concordia accident victims
  • Ex-Cunard worker charged
    A FORMER Cunard worker has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old boy and possessing child pornography on a cruise ship
  • Chile's dockers strike
    DOCKERS across Chile are beginning a two-day national strike today, IHS Global Insight reported
  • BLT legal woes mount
    INDONESIA's Berlian Laju Tanker faces yet another suit in the US, with bunker supplier KPI Bridge Oil now joining the fray
  • Seanergy swings to profits
    RESTIS-controlled Seanergy today reported positive earnings in its latest quarter but warned of weak conditions ahead
  • Sovcomflot-Glencore fleet deal agreed
    RUSSIA'S government-owned fleet operator Sovcomflot said international commodity trader Glencore will take over, market and operate four of its new product tankers
  • Grain cargoes lift Panamaxes
    THE GRAIN season is giving Panamax bulkers a much-needed lift after the Baltic Dry Index dived to a 25-year low earlier this month
  • STX OSV stock surges to high since its IPO
    SHARES of Singapore-listed Norwegian offshore support vessel builder STX OSV surged to a post-IPO high after it announced a 50% y/y jump in net profit to 1.6Bn kroner ($280M) yesterday
  • VLGC premiums seen
    BROKERS told Fairplay today charterers are paying more to secure VLGCs as the cold snap in Europe and East Asia raises heating demand for LPG
  • VLCC charterers rebuffed
    BROKERS told Fairplay today VLCC owners are stalling charterers by refusing to fix Persian Gulf/East voyages for less than Worldscale 50, or $11,300/day
  • WWH's profits rise
    RECORD strong car shipment volumes helped Wilh. Wilhelmsen Holding, the listed Norwegian holding company, to record a sharp rise in full-year 2011 profits
  • Chemoil returns to black
    SINGAPORE-listed bunker supplier Chemoil said it made $46.3M for 2011, reversing 2010 losses of $9.5M

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Port Tracker Says Container Imports Will Decline This Month
    Containerized imports at the major U.S. gateways will decline in February, but volumes will pick up in the spring, according...
  • TIFIA Grant Requests Outpace DOT Supply 107-to-1
    Requests to Department of Transportation for infrastructure loans in fiscal 2013 outpaced supply nearly 107-to-1, as Congress and President Obama...
  • UPS Acquires European E-Commerce Provider
    UPS recently acquired Kiala, a Brussels-based provider of goods bought on the Internet, as the parcel giant attempts to tap...
  • Echo Global Logistics Sales Top $600 Million in 2011
    New customers, higher truck freight volumes and significant rate hikes pushed revenue at Echo Global Logistics up 41 percent last...
  • Port of LA Container Traffic Rises 5 Percent
    Containerized traffic at the Port of Los Angeles increased more than 5 percent year-over- year in January, as a ramp-up...
  • Shippers Doubt Asia-Europe Rate Push Will Take
    Excess vessel capacity and rate wars will doom liner efforts to hike rates on Asia-Europe services, said several shippers and...
  • Stalled Indian Terminal Project Moves Ahead
    The Indian Supreme Court's recent rejection of DP World's appeal to review its rejected tender offer for a yet-to-be-built container...
  • Boehner Pushes Surface Transport Vote Back
    Facing shaky support for his surface transportation bill, House Speaker John Boehner said he will delay the vote on the...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Bucks Industry Trend With 2011 Profit
    Hapag-Lloyd's operating profit in 2011 declined 83 percent to $133 million from $770 million in 2010, but the German carrier...
  • Poultry, Egg Exports Hit Record in 2011
    U.S. poultry and egg exports jumped 17 percent to a record $5.1 billion in value last year, as shipments of...
  • CMA CGM Enlists IBM to Improve Operations, Cut Costs
    CMA CGM Group and IBM formed a partnership to develop a information technology unit to support the French carrier's operations...
  • CSAV Lost $1.24 Billion in 2011
    CSAV lost $1.24 billion last year, including $959 million on continuing operations, but the Chilean carrier said its deficit narrowed...
  • Ron Widdows to Head Germany's Rickmers-Linie
    Ron Widdows, the former chief of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines, will become CEO of Germany's Rickmers Holding and Rickmers-Linie shipping...
  • Eastbound Trans-Pacific Rates Slip 1.6 Percent
    Average eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates fell this week for the first time in 2012 as vessel overcapacity and slack seasonal...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Panama bounce continues
    The strategic significance of the Panama Canal and the location of its ports as hubs for Latin America were the principal reasons for another strong rise in container-handling ...
  • ESC wants more action on piracy
    Given the violence of recent attacks by pirates on cargo ships, the latest positioning paper issued by the European Shippers' Council (ESC) has added poignancy.Pointing ...
  • Widdows back on the bridge
    Less than two months after retiring as chief of Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines, Ron Widdows is to take the helm as ceo at the iconic German, vessel owner/operator ...
  • Charleston deepening gets USD3.5 million in US president's budget
    The US East Coast port of Charleston has seen its plan to deepen its harbour move forward after President Obama's budget allocated USD3.54 million for its post ...
  • Albert Ballin to increase stake in Hapag-Lloyd
    The Albert Ballin Group has agreed to increase its stake in Hapag-Lloyd from 61.6% to 88% by the end of June 2012. The price to be paid is unclear as it involves ...
  • South African regulator slashes TNPA's proposed tariff hike
    The Ports Regulator of South Africa has rejected Transnet National Ports Authority's (TNPA) planned 18.06% hike in port tariffs for the 2012/13 fiscal year which ...
  • Hapag-Lloyd back down again
    Hapag-Lloyd's trend breaking return to bottom line profitability in Q3 11 appears to have been short lived according to provisional results just released for Q4 ...
  • China's heir apparent calls for 'dialogue not protectionism'
    On a visit to the US, China's 'leader in waiting' Vice-President Xi Jinping, has hailed the need for further economic co-operation between the two super-powers, ...
  • Rena salvage bill surges past USD100 million
    New Zealand's environment minister, Nick Smith, has said that a 'crude estimate' of the salvage costs to date since the MSC-operated boxship Rena hit the North ...
  • Textainer on a high
    It was a record year all round for the world's biggest lessor of maritime containers Textainer. Revenues, profits, the size of the company's equipment ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Chembulk calls in big guns
    Battle brewing in Connecticut as CEO of Berlian Laju tanker wing leads counterattack against creditor's $55m claim.
  • Seanergy's wish list
    Crusade for modern tonnage may be on the cards for Nasdaq-listed bulker owner, chief executive says.
  • Barmparis wants more
    Ten newbuildings on its books will not deter Safe Bulkers from adding more ships as prices fall, president says.
  • Bergen in the red
    Depreciation leaves Terje Arnesen-led shipping company in negative territory.
  • LSC still cutting loss
    Veteran Lithuanian dry cargoship fleet increases revenue, but higher costs still hurting.
  • Seanergy reverses Q4 loss
    Dale Ploughman fears bulker rates will remain weak as China feasts on stockpiles of iron ore and coal.
  • Atlantska earnings slashed
    Croatian bulker owner's 2011 profit plunges 63% as revenue dwindles.
  • Niche works for Wartsila
    CEO Bjorn Rosengren says engine maker can prosper in downturn by focus on dual-fuel and specialised ship markets.
  • Ezion scores a double
    Lion City-listed offshore outfit seals big payday with liftboat and service rig contracts.
  • Scorpio trio on the block
    New York-listed owner places handymax tankers on the market with over $50m in its sights, sources say.
  • Widdows joins Rickmers
    Former NOL chief executive to replace Jan Steffens at German shipowning group.
  • Allianz out of Frontline
    Tanker owner's largest independent investor sells out of New York and Oslo-listed firm.
  • SCF and Glencore add four
    Russian owner and commodities giant bring a quartet of LR1 product carriers into the fold.
  • Chernomorsky builds profit
    Ukrainian shipbuilder increases earnings in 2011 as output doubles.
  • Malaysian crackdown continues
    Maritime enforcement agency holds two more tankers suspected of illegal fuel transfer.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • ITC: U.S. makers hurt by washers from South Korea, Mexico
  • Wind turbine tower imports hurt U.S. makers, ITC says
  • Rickmers taps Widdows as new chief
  • Hapag-Lloyd snares $130 million in profits in 2011
  • Leavitt, Park City build food and drug visibility
  • ATA files suit on driver fatigue rule
  • Kewill receives validated Oracle integration
  • CSAV takes $1.2 billion loss in 2011
  • CMA CGM, IBM extend IT joint venture
  • APL Logistics offers shipment planning tool

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2012
  • Crude climbs as Iran cuts crude exports to EU nations
    'Iran is cutting off its exports to the European countries before they can cut Iranian imports,'says Director.
  • New bunker trader with Dan-Bunkering
    She will work from Middelfart head-office.
  • Prices falling across Europe
    Congestion in Gibraltar.
  • Sanctions hit Iranian fuel oil exports
    Western sanctions limit ability of some regular players to buy Iranian material.
  • Fujairah market stable
    Mixed market in Cape Town.
  • Norwegian firm announces 'accurate measuring product' for bunkers
    Coriolis-type fuel meter system said to have saved one customer $27,000 on one single bunkering as it documented supplied volume.
  • New ECA will 'push up global low-sulphur fuel oil prices'
    North American ECA will 'trigger further tightening in supplies.'
  • European hub port backs LNG
    Hamburg wants 'more emphasis on green technologies.'
  • Hapag-Lloyd 'performed well' in 2011
    Despite a difficult operating environment dominated by 'aggressive price war' and sharp increase in bunker prices.
  • Asian bunker prices generally firming mid-week
    Sluggish bunker demand in Asian bunker hubs.
  • Golar boosts fleet with two fuel-efficient newbuilds
    Newbuilds to be fitted with tri-fuel diesel electric engines which emit less pollutants and CO2, it says.
  • 'Very strong link' between emission and costs reduction
    Maersk developing biofuels in efforts to cut carbon emissions and reduce its $6 billion annual fuel bill.
  • Singapore IFO avails at 'sufficient' levels
    Plenty of on-specification fuel oil cargoes have started arriving at the port.
  • South Korean firm welcomes new trader
    New trader joins OceanConnect Marine Korea effective February 10, 2012.
  • More movements among Chemoil's board of directors
    One Glencore representative resigns, another appointed to Chemoil's board of directors.

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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
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› 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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