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January 17, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Italy accident could hit cruise industry
    The spectacular cruise liner accident off the coast of Italy is not just a disaster for the ship's owners, but could inflict wider damage on an industry already facing stiff headwinds.
  • Samsung wins 2.6t won LNG plant order
    Samsung Heavy Industries Co won a 2.6 trillion won (S$2.9 billion) order from Japan's Inpex Corp to construct the world's biggest liquefied natural gas processing facility, helping the shipbuilder boost offshore projects amid slowing demand for vessels.
  • China oil shipments on the rise
    China expanded its share of global crude oil shipments in 2011, with government-owned trader China International United Petroleum & Chemical Corp rivalling Royal Dutch Shell, currently the world's largest charterer.
  • Piracy forces ships to Mauritius for bunkering

Sched Netweb site
  • Somali pirates release Hong Kong's Anglo-Eastern ship held since August
  • Maersk slow steams, adding 7 days to China-Indian subcontinent loop
  • Zim's Gold Star and Maersk's MCC Transport join in intra-Asia service
  • Tianjin volume tops 11.5 million TEU in 2011, breaking all port records
  • As Hormuz Strait hots up, APL markets Oman box port beyond conflict zone
  • Horizon begins climb from abyss, completes debt-for-equity conversion
  • US boxed imports up 1pc in 2011 with China goods suffering 0.8 decline
  • Auckland transhipments 25pc of its total, Tauranga's transships 15pc
  • Russia's AirBridgeCargo launches scheduled cargo flights to Chengdu
  • Night flight ban bites as Frankfurt air cargo falls 6.5pc in December
  • Air France-KLM, downsizes, freezes hiring, pay to cut US$2.5 billion debt

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Agreement inked to form Nova Tankers VLCC pool; to be operational in early February
  • Cargotec & Maersk develop automatic box twistlock; to be installed large-scale on line vessels
  • CAYTRANS BBC expands service
  • Freight rate surge temporary unless surplus capacity taken out: Drewry
  • Med ports to gain if cargo shifts south
  • NOL's new CEO to head WSC
  • NYK Group companies sign Maritime Singapore Green Pledge
  • Shipping faces serious challenges as it takes the long-term view: Moore Stephens
  • Delhi High Court refuses to maintain status quo on tariff under TAMP's 2005 guidelines
  • Govt to create 3,200 mt of port capacity by 2020: Vasan
  • New independent regulator for road sector proposed
  • Govt considering white paper on export goof-up
  • No change in Pak biz show plan: Commerce Ministry
  • CIIs second FTA stakeholder meet today

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Goodman: new logistics centre for VW commercial vehicles
    The property developer Goodman has handed over the first hall section at a new logistics centre in Hanover (Germany) to Volkswagen Nutzfahrzeuge. The facility will be used for the ...
  • USD 186 million to expand high-speed railway in the US Midwest
    US transportation secretary Ray LaHood awarded more than USD 186 million to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) for a high-speed rail project. The project will extend ...
  • Freightliner launches new improved biomass wagon
    The UK-based bulk rail freight company Freightliner Heavy Haul has unveiled its new prototype covered hopper wagon that has been developed for the biomass market. The wagon is a mo...
  • Teleroute survey: forwarders expects secure electronic handling
    A survey carried out by Teleroute, a leading pan-European online freight and vehicle exchange, revealed that the majority of forwarders are interested in simpler and yet secure met...
  • EU motorways of the seas project progressing to final stage
    The prototypes of the EU's monitoring and operation services for motorways of the seas are reaching the final stage, as the project prepares for its so-called prototyping informati...
  • Hong Kong Airlines suspends Moscow service
    As per today (16 January), Hong Kong Airlines is suspending its thrice-weekly service between its home base and Moscow Sheremetyevo airport (Russia). The link was operated by Airbu...
  • Gruchow joins BVL advisory committee
    Dr Andreas Gruchow, board member of Deutschen Messe AG, has been appointed to the advisory committee of the German logistics association BVL (Bundesvereinigung Logistik e.V.). The ...
  • Horizon Lines completes mandatory debt conversion
    The US- bases shipping company Horizon Lines Inc has completed the mandatory debt-to-equity conversion of approximately USD 49.7 million of the company's 6% series B mandatorily co...
  • Lufthansa Cargo posts record tonnage in 2011
    Lufthansa Cargo boosted tonnage to an all-time high last year. Germany's biggest cargo airline carried around 1.9 million t of freight and mail in 2011, an increase of 5% o...
  • Carrier Transicold wants its electricity from renewable sources only
    The headquarters of Carrier Transicold's European corporation in Rueill near Paris (France) wants to reduce the carbon footprint of its production of truck and trailer refrigeratio...
  • Senegal Airlines awards global GSSA contract to ECS Group
    Senegal Airlines has appointed ECS Group as its worldwide air cargo general sales and service agent (GSSA). The agreement sees ECS responsible for marketing the cargo capacity of...
  • Jonen Freight turning into Dachser
    The South African logistics firm Jonen Freight is to start trading under the name Dachser South Africa (Pty) Ltd with immediate effect. The move comes only one year after the Germa...
  • DB Schenker Logistics takes over Suomen Kiitoautot Oy (Finland)
    Oy Schenker East A, DB Schenker's national subsidiary in Finland, agreed to purchase the entire share capital of the Finnish transport firm Suomen Kiitoautot Oy on 12 January. Up u...
  • CEO Cees van Gent leaving Lehnkering
    In the wake of the takeover of Lehnkering by Imperial Logistics International on 2 January 2012, Lehnkering's CEO Cees van Gent decided to resign and take up another challenge. Ger...
  • Léon Meier, founder of Airnautic, died on 8 January
    Léon Meier, founder and president of Basel (Switzerland)l-based Airnautic Ltd, died after a brief illness on 8 January 2012. He was 89. His colleagues and business partners will mi...
  • Gebrüder Weiss reshuffles air and sea management
    The Austrian transport and logistics service provider Gebrüder Weiss has implemented some internal changes in the top management of its air and sea operations. The former air and ...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Carnival could face millions in punitive damages claims following Concordia grounding
  • Carnival comments on financial impact of Costa Concordia grounding
  • Eitzen Chemical evaluates its options
  • OSHA cites Michigan shipyard for 32 safety and health violations
  • Great Lakes Shipyard delivers work boat to Port of Milwaukee
  • Shipbuilding adds another tug to order book
  • Balpure BWT chosen for oceangoing offshore barges

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Lou Johnson sworn in as Longview Port Commissioner
  • Associated Global Systems promotes Jared Lehnick
  • Boeing employees support California nonprofit groups
  • Port of Everett taps Madura as new director of Security
  • ATA responds to death of past president, Donald Schneider

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Greece 'loses billions' from lost maritime opportunities, says Hellenic Chamber
    In new year appeal, president George Gratsos says there are 'two Greek shippings'
  • Costa Concordia will be scrapped, predict experts
    Ever bigger ships make salvage more difficult
  • Investors in insolvent Dr Peters fund set to buy back auctioned tankers
    Move to acquire aframaxes DS Performer and DS Power would set a precedent for the KG industry
  • More than 15 ships reported detained in Mumbai
    Dispute over payment of export duties blamed
  • Oil demand to grow by 1m barrels per day in 2012, says Opec
    Developing countries drive growth as demand falls in US and Europe
  • The human factor
    No matter how well the cruiseship safety regulations are framed, you cannot legislate for people's behaviour at a time of crisis - including panic
  • A timely warning
    Costa Concordia grounding highlights salvors' shortcomings
  • Boss blames 'showboating' master for grounding of Costa Concordia
    Operator says it did not authorise cruiseship's change of course
  • 15-year-old panamax bulkers lose a fifth of their value in a month
    Dry-bulk rates sees secondhand prices plummet
  • Middle East-Asia VLGC charter rates hit eleven-month low
    But ships carrying cargoes to the Atlantic command $5,000 premium
  • Chittagong breakers appeal against 5% scrap ship import tax
    Bangladesh prices could fall by $25 per ldt, which along with reduced access to finance has caused hesitation in local markets
  • Industry fears Costa Concordia insurance loss of $600m-$800m
    Record loss will see marine market harden
  • A ship is its 'own best lifeboat'
    Amended safety regulations targeted cruiseship passenger safety
  • European box imports fall 6% in November
    Lowest volume since February 2011
  • 'Uncharted rock' theory one line of investigation
    But operator Costa blames human error instead
  • Three modern VLCCs for sale
    Prices paid anticipated to be notably below last done levels
  • Costa Concordia insured under global programme
    Insurers include Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Axa, Generali, Chartis, XL Insurance and Royal Sun Alliance
  • Teekay Offshore returns to Norwegian bond market
    Contemplated issue of five-year bonds aims to raise $82m-$115m
  • IMO urges rapid investigation of Costa Concordia casualty
    Passengership safety regulations could be amended
  • Box carriers' reliability slides again
    Arrival on the day expected or the day before falls for third month in a row, says SeaIntel Maritime
  • Torm seeks new debt deferral
    Industry sources say sale or split is possible as company braces itself for 2011 losses
  • DNV defends Vale Beijing design
    Ship was loading according to approved procedures, says class society
  • Italian law will force owners to remove Costa Concordia
    If declared a wreck, the stricken cruiseship will be dismantled at a Mediterranean yard
  • Costa Concordia: we need facts, not speculation
    The competent authorities must act expeditiously to examine precisely what went wrong in the Costa Concordia casualty
  • Long Beach box volumes slip after loss of major customer
    California United Terminals' defection to rival port Los Angeles sparks 3.2% fall
  • London market to shoulder cost of Costa Concordia casualty
    Damage likely to top $150m
  • Capital Product seals added periods with BP for two tankers
    New deals are 'a modest positive' despite lower rates, says analyst
  • PSA reports 29.4m teu record for Singapore
    Ports group says 2012 brings uncertainty
  • Three missing after collision in Qiongzhou Strait
    Chinese general cargoship sinks fishing boat
  • Five dead, six missing after South Korean tanker explodes near Incheon
    Doola No 3 unloaded gasoline before the blast

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Cruise shares lose heavily
    SHARES in Carnival Corp & PLC and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd lost heavily today in reaction to the Costa Concordia disaster
  • Foschi adds disaster details
    COSTA Crociere's CEO Pier Luigi Foschi today revealed why Costa Concordia's captain strayed from the standard course and addressed questions on its evacuation
  • DNV rules out wide deficiencies for VLOCs
    DNV SAID today its tests have shown that VLOC structural problems were probably caused by insufficient "local buckling strength", rather than wider deficiencies
  • Another VLCC for Sinokor?
    SOUTH Korea's Sinokor Merchant Marine might pick up another bargain VLCC if talks with Gulf Marine Management succeed, brokers said today
  • Buss beats KG trend
    HAMBURG KG house Buss Capital said today it increased its equity placing volume last year against the odds by 55%, to €155M ($196
  • Bulker S&P holds steady
    PRICES for secondhand bulkers are softening, but sales remain steady, brokers said today.432334.timg
  • TORM expects more time
    TORM SAID today it is in talks with its lenders to extend temporary deferral of installments and a covenant standstill
  • Recorder holds key to disaster
    SEARCH operations are continuing today in Italy as rescuers try to find up to a dozen survivors missing since the weekend cruise ship disaster
  • Box rate climb viewed as short lived
    NEW YEAR rate recovery is likely to halt for the box sector after the Lunar New Year holidays next week, analysts warned today
  • Bankruptcy steps ordered at Russian yard
    A RUSSIAN court has ordered bankruptcy procedures to begin against Baltic Shipyard in St Petersburg
  • Teekay Offshore Partners plans $117M bond issue
    TEEKAY Offshore Partners said today it intends to issue 500-700M kroner ($82.4-115.3M) of new senior unsecured five-year bonds in the Norwegian bond market
  • Three sought after blast
    A CAPTAIN and two seafarers are missing today after an explosion sunk a Turkish tanker in the Adriatic Sea
  • Box ship sinks off Malta
    A BOX SHIP sank on Friday the 13th off Malta while under tow
  • Samsung signs INPEX deal
    SOUTH Korea's second-largest shipbuilder Samsung HI said today it will build an offshore gas processing facility for oil and gas company INPEX
  • Bullish MR sales continue
    TWO MR tankers have reportedly been acquired by a US investment fund

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • FDA Clears First Orange Juice Shipments
    The Food and Drug Administration cleared the first three shipments of imported orange juice tested for an illegal fungicide, but...
  • Etihad Crystal Cargo Boosts Traffic 18 Percent
    Etihad Crystal Cargo's freight traffic soared 18 percent in 2011 from a year ago as the fast-growing Abu Dhabi-based carrier...
  • Amsterdam Total Volume Grows, Container Traffic Drops
    The port of Amsterdam boosted total cargo traffic by 3 percent in 2011 from a year ago but container volume...
  • ANA Cargo Traffic Slides, JAL Tonnage Jumps
    Japan's All Nippon Airways in November saw international cargo traffic slip 0.3 percent year-over-year, while rival Japan Airlines in the...
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo Traffic Plunges 11.9 Percent
    Cargo transported by Cathay Pacific and sister carrier Dragonair in December plunged 11.9 percent year-over-year but grew 7.3 percent from...
  • Analyst Expects Ocean Rates to Fall After Chinese New Year
    Container lines will struggle to maintain recent freight rates gains after the Chinese Lunar New Year because the industry hasn't...
  • Indian Exports Jumped 6.7 Percent in December
    India's exports in December increased 6.7 percent to $25 billion year-over-year, putting the country on track to grow exports in...
  • PSA Traffic Rose 5.6 Percent in 2011
    Container throughput at the PSA International in 2011 grew 5.6 percent year-over-year, as the port terminal operator saw traffic expand...
  • Retail Group Forecasts 3.4 Percent Sales Growth
    Retail sales will slow to 3.4 percent this year but will outpace consensus expectations for overall economic growth, according to...
  • Closer Near-Sourcing
    When Polaris Industries sought to expand production of its all-terrain vehicles while lowering costs, the Minnesota-based company followed long-established trends...
  • A Meat Bull Market
    U.S. beef and pork producers had a banner year in 2011, setting annual sales value records for both commodities through...
  • Gen, set, match
    When Maersk Line decided to end the practice of providing free chassis to its container customers, other carriers were expected...
  • Reefer Cargo Shippers Warm Up To Rails
    Several decades ago, U.S. railroads decided refrigerated cargo was more trouble than it was worth; investment in new reefer boxcars...
  • When Pigs Fly
    Only a small percentage of the world's refrigerated shipments are put on airplanes, but just as in other modes, air...
  • Calculating Efficiency
    The relative stability of the refrigerated transportation market has brought more participants into the sector, bringing not only competition on...
  • Bad Dreams
    Spring training is tantalizingly close, a good thing for baseball fans. To get ready for the big day, I like...
  • NVO's Word Is Not Its Bond
    Q: We, as a motor carrier, handled a load of imported goods from a port to the final destination in...
  • Redesign for YRC
    YRC is going back to the Teamsters as the trucking company tries to match a financial restructuring with an overhaul...
  • Turnaround in Turn Time
    After complaining about lengthy turn times at marine terminals for more than two years, motor carriers in Los Angeles-Long Beach...
  • The Case for a Better Year
    We will all look back at 2011 as the most tepid rebound from a recession this country has ever experienced....
  • 'Open Pools' for Chassis
    The Federal Maritime Commission has cautiously cleared the way for truckers, shippers and others to participate in co-op equipment pools...
  • Oakland Fights disruptive Forces
    With the politically liberal communities of San Francisco to the west and Berkeley to the east, Oakland has a reputation...
  • Walking the P3 Walk
    Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood frequently voices the Obama administration's opposition to raising fuel taxes, and instead indicates a preference...
  • Customs' New Top Cop
    Anyone who thinks David V. Aguilar will be a mere caretaker at Customs and Border Protection should think again. Granted,...
  • Final Hours Rule for Truckers
    Starting Feb. 27, 2012: On-duty time will not include time resting in a parked commercial motor...
  • Punching the Clock
    Many factors may push truck pricing higher this year, but new restrictions on truck driver work hours won't be among...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • HPH ups the ante on security
    Hong Kong-headquartered Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has upped its cargo security with the new deployment of an enhanced web-based service called StellarTrak. ...
  • Nigerian 'fuel oil-fed' dispute suspended
    The national strike called by the Nigeria Labout Congress and the Trade Union Congress has apparently been suspended. While state president Goodluck Jonathan had ...
  • Carriers pull back on freight rate increases
    The sharp surge in freight rate levels from Asia to Europe and the US since Christmas already appears to be running out of steam. According to the Shanghai Shipping ...
  • Imperial strengthens its African network
    Germiston (South Africa)-based Imperial Logistics is expanding its pan-African transport and supply chain management activities by taking over Namibia-based IJ ...
  • Transpac rates could 'fall off a cliff' post CNY
    The recent climb in transpacific rates looks like it will be short-lived and only down to the seasonal rush to move cargo before the Chinese New Year (CNY) - with ...
  • PSA posts growth in 'challenging' year
    Newly-ensconced PSA International group ceo, Tan Chong Meng, has spoken of the 'challenges' it faced in 2011 and the 'uncertain' outlook for this year as the Singapore-headquartered ...
  • Black Friday for eurozone
    Friday, 13th proved to be unlucky for the eurozone with 9 members of the 17-state single currency unit having their credit status downgraded by confidence nemesis, ...
  • Carriers schedule reliability slips again
    Average reliability of global ocean carriers' direct schedules slipped for the third month running in December, according to SeaIntel. Only 59% of all vessels monitored ...
  • Iran issues warning to OPEC's Gulf members
    The Iran Government has raised the temperature further in its dispute with western regimes that threaten to impose sanction on its oil exports. Having threatened ...
  • Nautilus warns on 'mega-ship' safety issues

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Eitzen Chemical seeks advice
    ABG Sundial Collier to help troubled owner consider options following heavy losses.
  • Pirates miss out again
    Montanari aframax saved by armed guards following Indian Ocean attack.
  • Costa stands by its man
    Owner offers to help Costa Concordia captain in legal fight despite accusations of "significant human error".
  • Nimasa fights detention ruling
    Nigerian maritime agency sets out case for holding tanker in 2006 following $39m award against it.
  • Shin Yang buys another
    Kuala Lumpur-listed owner consolidates domestic presence with purchase of a second Borneo-based company.
  • VL prices face hammering
    Tanker values tipped to take another beating when a once-pirated VLCC is auctioned this week, Clarksons says.
  • Bumi seals Brazil bonanza
    Hassan Basma-led shipowner confirms $50m AHTS charter with Petrobras.
  • CSDC orders aframax
    Hong Kong-listed owner heads to sister yard for $53m tanker due next year.
  • Samsung fills vessel gap
    Korean yard group to build LNG processing plant for Australia as ship deals prove scarce.
  • DNV clears VLOC safety cloud
    Damage to Vale Beijing did not stem from a problem running through Vale's giant bulker series, class society says.
  • Mermaid appoints new head
    Thoresen Thai-backed offshore owner names Bruce Gemmell as new chief executive.
  • Tanker runs out of gas
    Ukrainian ship en route to breakers crawled into UK port after fuel tanks ran dry.
  • Odfjell continues clearout
    Oslo-listed owner said to have cashed in another 1980s built tanker in $6m disposal.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 16, 2012
  • Fuel oil export tax to fall
    Russia to cut export duty by 1% in February.
  • Price falling across Europe
    Average bunker demand in Gibraltar.
  • Prices largely stable in Fujairah
    Some suppliers in Suez have no IFO.
  • Supplier expands operations
    Maxcom Bunker now able to deliver in the Italian port of Civitavecchia.
  • TWI pegs differences in bunker values close to $240
    Latest calculation from Viswa Lab says the 'best' quality fuels should sell for 35.5% more than the 'worst' quality fuels.
  • Rotterdam bunker sales up for the first time in five years
    Container ships taking bigger stems, says Port Authority.
  • Wrecked cruise ship carrying 2,500 mt of bunker product
    Salvage specialists Smit expected to drill into the ship's side to extract the fuel.
  • Prices mostly falling in Asian ports
    Supplies still tight in Singapore and Hong Kong on Monday.
  • IFO supplies remain tight in Hong Kong
    Due to further delays in cargo replenishments.
  • Bunker player resumes supplies at Libyan ports
    Supplies MGO and 120 cSt grade across Libyan ports.
  • Marine fuel efficiency simulator made available
    Fuel savings based on full-scale trials of 100-metre UK hopper dredger, says Marin.
  • Asian bunker offices to close for Chinese New Year
    Offices in Singapore will be closed on January 23 and 24.
  • Bunkers recovered after tanker explosion
    Oil boom has been installed around the stricken ship.

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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
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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