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January 18, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • It could be the worst maritime insurance loss
    Wrecked cruiseliner Costa Concordia could turn out to be the biggest insured loss in maritime history, analysts and industry experts say, with some suggesting insurers and mutual societies could end up shouldering US$1 billion in losses.
  • Dirty-tanker rates likely to surge as oil demand rises
    Rates for dirty tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to surge over the next week on rising shipping demand to transport Middle East crude ahead of Chinese New Year holidays, ship brokers said yesterday.
  • Baltic index falls to lowest in nearly 3 years
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell to its lowest in nearly three years as the market continued to struggle with surplus vessels and sluggish cargo demand.
  • Suezmaxes poised for worst year in decade
Strait Talk
  • Let's wait for the inquiry
    IT IS still unclear how many people died in last Friday evening's cruiseship disaster off Italy. At the time of writing, the figures seem to be six confirmed dead and 16 others still unaccounted for.
Shipping Times
  • China train bookings for holiday not just a click away
    Kevin Zhang enlisted four friends in Beijing to help with hours of mouse-clicking on Sunday night. Their task - booking his Chinese New Year train tickets.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • It could be the worst maritime insurance loss
    Wrecked cruiseliner Costa Concordia could turn out to be the biggest insured loss in maritime history, analysts and industry experts say, with some suggesting insurers and mutual societies could end up shouldering US$1 billion in losses.
  • Dirty-tanker rates likely to surge as oil demand rises
    Rates for dirty tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to surge over the next week on rising shipping demand to transport Middle East crude ahead of Chinese New Year holidays, ship brokers said yesterday.
  • Baltic index falls to lowest in nearly 3 years
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell to its lowest in nearly three years as the market continued to struggle with surplus vessels and sluggish cargo demand.
  • Suezmaxes poised for worst year in decade
Strait Talk
  • Let's wait for the inquiry
    IT IS still unclear how many people died in last Friday evening's cruiseship disaster off Italy. At the time of writing, the figures seem to be six confirmed dead and 16 others still unaccounted for.
Shipping Times
  • China train bookings for holiday not just a click away
    Kevin Zhang enlisted four friends in Beijing to help with hours of mouse-clicking on Sunday night. Their task - booking his Chinese New Year train tickets.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • It could be the worst maritime insurance loss
    Wrecked cruiseliner Costa Concordia could turn out to be the biggest insured loss in maritime history, analysts and industry experts say, with some suggesting insurers and mutual societies could end up shouldering US$1 billion in losses.
  • Dirty-tanker rates likely to surge as oil demand rises
    Rates for dirty tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to surge over the next week on rising shipping demand to transport Middle East crude ahead of Chinese New Year holidays, ship brokers said yesterday.
  • Baltic index falls to lowest in nearly 3 years
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell to its lowest in nearly three years as the market continued to struggle with surplus vessels and sluggish cargo demand.
  • Suezmaxes poised for worst year in decade
Strait Talk
  • Let's wait for the inquiry
    IT IS still unclear how many people died in last Friday evening's cruiseship disaster off Italy. At the time of writing, the figures seem to be six confirmed dead and 16 others still unaccounted for.
Shipping Times
  • China train bookings for holiday not just a click away
    Kevin Zhang enlisted four friends in Beijing to help with hours of mouse-clicking on Sunday night. Their task - booking his Chinese New Year train tickets.

Sched Netweb site
  • HK 2011 volume up 3pc to 24.4m TEU, Singapore up 5.3pc to 29.9m TEU
  • CSAV shareholders to inject US$347 million as carrier's ranking sinks
  • MSC renews with Freightliner through Hutchison's Port of Felixstowe
  • Nigerian general strike ends after government vows 30pc cut in fuel price
  • Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands tours Dubai's Jebel Ali container port
  • ECU Line opens in Dalian, Wuhan, Nanjing, Hangzhou - China offices at 13
  • Yemeni government reportedly impatient with DP World over Aden terminal
  • Moore Stephens: Industry mood buoyant as it faces difficult year ahead
  • Cathay cargo volume declines 11.9pc to 142,122 tonnes in December
  • Korean appeals court rules in favour of fining 16 air cargo carriers
  • Air Canada refuses to fly monkeys to labs after outcry over China exports

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Alliances seen unlikely to end container lines problems on Asia-Europe routes
  • Shippers urged to use forwarders with strong carrier relationships
  • Ignoring US pressure, India mulling options to trade with Iran
  • Adani group plans $ 1-bn deepwater port in Andhra
  • Kochi Customs streamlines transhipment process
  • Port of Liverpool offers significant benefits for Indian trade: Stephen Carr
  • Thermal coal imports rise four-fold thru Paradip Port
  • Vizag Port sets new MoP discharge record
  • India's largest Chief Supply Chain Officer congregation on Feb. 2, 3
  • International air cargo bodies join outcry against EUs aviation carbon tax scheme

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • Schneider National focuses on intermodal driver training
    Schneider National, a provider of truckload, intermodal and logistics services in North America, will unveil a focused new approach to training its intermodal truck drivers in 2012...
  • Challenges ahead for the shipping industry
    The two shipping consultants firms Drewry and Moore Stephens agree that a difficult time lies ahead for the shipping industry. According to Drewry the presently increasing rates wi...
  • Arkas purchases 1,400 environment-friendly containers
    The Turkish Arkas Shipping and Transport group of companies has acquired around 1,400 environment-friendly 40-ft reefer containers. They are equipped with Carrier Transicold Prime ...
  • Georg Hötte new president of German inland waterway association
    The board of the German inland waterway association (Bundesverband der Deutschen Binnenschiffahrt BDB) has unanimously elected Georg Hötte as the association's new president. Hötte...
  • International Forwarding expands into the French Market
    The UK company International Forwarding has always been a major player in the French market to and from London and the Midlands (both UK), and its strength and expertise has result...
  • Momentum builds for global aviation security strategy
    Fourteen Asia/Pacific States meeting in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), last week, adopted a comprehensive strategy to systematically improve passenger and cargo security throughout the...
  • UK: FTA and Highways Agency on road to working closer together
    A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in London (UK) by the chief executives of the Freight Transport Association (FTA) and the Highways Agency to bring better road infras...
  • Réseau Ferré de France selects Bouygues for PPP high speed infrastructure project
    Railway infrastructure manager Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) has selected Bouygues for the public-private partnership (PPP) to realize a high speed infrastructure project. This EUR ...
  • IAG Cargo takes delivery of final two B747-8Fs
    IAG Cargo, through its brand British Airways World Cargo, has taken delivery of its final two Boeing 747-8 freighters. The equipment recently arrived at Hong Kong airport from t...
  • Afraa launches joint fuel purchase project
    The African Airlines Association (Afraa) launched a joint fuel purchase programme for nine of its member airlines last week, following the conclusion of evaluation of tender bids ...
  • Imperial Logistics buys Snyman Transport
    South Africa-based Imperial Logistics has acquired international, cross border transporter IJ Snyman Transport. The acquisition of Snyman Transport, which operates in Angola, Democ...
  • FedEx expands airport facility in Hong Kong
    US-based FedEx Express (FedEx), a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and one of the world's largest express transportation companies, expanded its Hong Kong airport facility to enable great...
  • UPS adding six new locations in Atlantic Canada
    The US express service provider UPS will be adding six new locations in Atlantic Canada, with cities in each of the four Atlantic provinces. UPS announced in November a network exp...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • LEEVAC companies consolidate under LEEVAC Shipyards LLC umbrella
  • Dick Bollinger passes away
  • Trailer Bridge unveils plan to exit Chapter 11
  • IHC Offshore Systems in "hush hush" deal
  • Divers retrieve five more bodies from Costa Concordia
  • Hercules liftboat engulfed in fire on adjacent rig

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • Jensen designed workboat delivered to Port of Milwaukee
  • Port Metro Vancouver seeking waterfront committee applications
  • Womens' transportation association taps Denver for annual conference
  • Pacific Northwest universities in line for DOT grant funds
  • More union members ratify new contracts with railroads

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • CSAV lands $347m capital injection
    Quienenco and Maritimia de Inversiones back troubled container carrier
  • Kiel turnover sets fresh record
    Growth supported mainly by ferries
  • EU opens way for member states to have own accident investigation units
    Directive requires nations to play role in improving maritime safety and better preventing pollution
  • China steams into VLCC spot market ahead of holidays
    Earnings rise $8,000 since last week
  • Caribbean aframax rates spike on winds and port delays
    Cross-Mediterranean rates continue inexorable march towards zero earnings.
  • India plans $1bn LNG import facility
    New terminal to receive liquefied natural gas from fledgling US export industry
  • Saudi Arabia to double refining capacity
    Kingdom accelerates investment in China
  • Rio Tinto and Fortescue produce record amounts of iron ore
    Increased volumes provide employment for growing fleet of capesize bulk carriers
  • EXCLUSIVE: Earlier Carnival vessel power failure prompts Costa Concordia comparison
    Carnival Splendor, left drifting without power off Mexico in 2010, was built to a modification of the Concordia design
  • Chinese economy averts 'hard landing' with 9% GDP growth
    News could see monetary policy ease, boosting dry bulk
  • Sky-high Costa Concordia costs prompt cruise cover re-think
    Cruiseships face hefty rise in premium and may struggle to find P&I cover
  • BDI slips below 1,000 points for the first time since January 2009
    Capesize crash sees Pacific round voyages at a sixth of their price a month ago
  • Audio recordings hear coastguard order captain back on ship
    Heated exchange after Costa Concordia master Francesco Schettino leaves his watch
  • Timeline - Vale Beijing
    Five troubled months since South Korea launch
  • What caused Vale Beijing to crack?
    Vale's $8bn investment waits for inquiry to pin down the cause
  • Looking for lessons
    The industry must engage itself with the Costa Concordia investigation and ensure that there is an informed debate led by experts and genuine analysis
  • Skuld wins specialist business from Great Lakes
    Diversification pays off for P&I club
  • Q&A: Peter Dobbs, head of asset protection at Catlin
    The evolving K&R market
  • Experts play down fears that Costa Concordia will slip into deeper water
    Sensors register slight movement but vessel remains wedged on rocks
  • When will the courts act to restrain ship sales?
    Recent case serves as a reminder that a court will not readily intervene in the arbitral process unless the sale is imminent and the vessel is unusually unique
  • Intra-Asia box trade growth could level off
    Several lines have focused on intra-Asia trades to counter decline in other markets
  • Seacor becomes main stakeholder in Trailer Bridge
    Conglomerate pledges to return Jones Act company to profit after Chapter 11 shakeup
  • Contship to sell Medcentre Container Terminal stake
    Terminal Investment Ltd to buy 50% of CSM Italia-Gate, the company controlling 66.7% of MCT
  • SMIT to start removing stricken cruiseship's fuel
    Company needs approval to start hot-tapping
  • UASC to extend jointly-run Asia-Europe service into Middle East
    Move comes despite an expected weakening in container trade demand
  • Costa Concordia: what next?
    The Costa Concordia casualty will set the agenda for 2012 and beyond

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • Nigeria port crisis ends
    NIGERIA'S port-threatening union crisis is over, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • Trailer Bridge reveals Seacor restructuring role
    NYSE-listed Seacor will become the largest shareholder in the reorganised Trailer Bridge under a Chapter 11 exit plan announced today
  • Proposal to bar nuclear cargo assailed
    SHIPPING in Bremen/Bremerhaven - Germany's second-biggest port - today threatened legal action against a proposed nuclear cargo ban
  • Phnom Penh rises 31%
    Shipments through PPAP in Cambodia increased 31% year-on-year in 2011
  • Newcastle ups port charges
    SHIPOWNERS will have to pay more for using PWCS and NCIG coal terminals in Australia from 27 February
  • Ust-Luga stands out
    RUSSIAN port throughput reached 535.4M tonnes in 2011, which included growth of nearly 20% in box traffic
  • COSCO Shipping's profits fall nearly 55%
    COSCO'S special general cargo subsidiary COSCO Shipping today said net profits for 2011 fell 54.8% from the previous year
  • Chinese oil import growth slows
    CHINESE customs data has revealed it imported 161.2M barrels - or 5.2M barrels per day - of crude in December 2011, a year-on-year increase of 251,000 barrels/day, or 5%
  • Box sector thinks small
    HANDYSIZE box ships have been dominating chartering markets, as these vessels are most suitable for the flourishing intra-Asia trade
  • Skaugen shifting focus
    IM SKAUGEN disclosed losses today and said it has completed its 10-year LPG fleet renewal programme
  • Ship sinks during first test
    CHINA'S Maritime Safety Administration has said a brand-new offshore vessel sank this weekend on its first test voyage
  • Rio Tinto, FMG post higher iron ore output
    AUSTRALIAN mining companies Rio Tinto and FMG today announced increased iron ore production figures for 2011
  • Concordia death toll rises
    ITALY'S coastguards today updated the toll of known deaths in the Costa Concordia disaster to seven known killed and 28 people missing

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Traffic Rose 2.5 Percent Last Year
    Tonnage shipped on the St. Lawrence Seaway in 2011 rose 2.5 percent year-over-year, reflecting a general improvement in the economy,...
  • Timeline of Container Ship Rena Wreckage (Photo Slideshow)
    Rena, a container ship owned by Costamare, has been grounded on a reef in the Bay of Plenty off the...
  • Port of LA Exports Grew 9.2 Percent in December
    Containerized exports increased 9.2 percent in December at the Port of Los Angeles, capping off the second straight year of...
  • MSC Hikes US to Far East Rates
    Mediterranean Shipping will raise rates from the United States to the Far East, effective March 1, as the container line...
  • JOC's Szakonyi Tours Port of Colon, Free Trade Zone (Video)
    On the second day of a two-day tour of Panama, JOC Editor Mark Szakonyi rides the Panama Canal Railway to...
  • US Steel Exports Near Pre-Recession Levels
    U.S. steel exports were up 10.6 percent through the first 11 months of last year and approached pre-recession levels, government...
  • Maersk Sells Gilbert Company to Logistics Firm's Founders
    GPR Logistics said it acquired the East Coast facilities and operations of the Gilbert Company from Maersk Inc. the U.S....
  • Former YRC Worldwide CFO Joins Menlo
    Sheila Taylor, the former chief financial officer who helped troubled trucking giant YRC Worldwide steer clear of bankruptcy, joined Menlo...
  • Trailer Bridge Unveils Plan to Exit Chapter 11
    Trailer Bridge said its majority bondholders have agreed on a restructuring plan that could allow the U.S.-Puerto Rico carrier to...
  • Carriers Expand Asia-Europe Service to Middle East Routes
    CMA CGM, China Shipping Container Line and United Arab Shipping Co. are extending their jointly operated Asia-North Europe service to...
  • Alphaliner Expects Far East Rate Rally to Fizzle
    The strong rally in ocean freight rates out of the Far East since the beginning of the year will likely...
  • Schneider, CSX Sign Multiyear Intermodal Pact
    Trucking giant Schneider National and CSX Transportation signed a multiyear contract expanding their intermodal partnership in the Eastern U.S. ...
  • Panama Canal Expansion Stalls After Labor Walkout
    Construction of the third set of locks at the Panama Canal ground to a halt Monday when thousands of workers...
  • Japan Airlines Taps Ex-Pilot Ueki as President
    Struggling Japan Airlines Corp. announced changes in its top leadership on Tuesday, including the promotion of senior managing executive officer...
  • Somali Pirates Release Chemical Tanker, Indian Crew
    Somali pirates released the Fairchem Bogey, a Marshall Islands-flag chemical tanker, and its all-Indian crew on Jan. 14 after five...
  • Royal Bank of Scotland Sells Aircraft Leasing Unit
    The Royal Bank of Scotland is selling its aircraft leasing business to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Japan's second largest bank,...
  • Contship Sells Stake in Italian Terminal to MSC Affiliate
    Contship Italia is selling a 50 percent stake in the company that controls the troubled Gioia Tauro container transshipment terminal...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • Oil: is the wolf finally at the door?
    The fragile western economies are figuratively speaking over a barrel: the future price of black gold could be the catalyst to a raft of deep ...
  • CSCL, CMA CGM and UASC get closer together
    CSCL, CMA CGM and UASC have agreed to deepen their vessel sharing agreement in the AEX7/FAL2/AEC8 service between Asia and Northern Europe through the deployment ...
  • Contship Italia sells third of Gioia Tauro
    Contship Italia has sold 50% of its 66.7% stake in Medcenter Container Terminal (MCT) to Terminal Investment Limited (TIL), a company closely related to MSC. This ...
  • Demolition declines in 2011
    In 2011 74,508TEU of containership capacity was scrapped. This was down on the 83,000TEU broken up during 2010 and well short of the more than 300,000TEU removed ...
  • CMHI's new Colombo terminal the 'beginning of many more' Sri Lanka investments
    China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI) recently started building its new Colombo container terminal in Sri Lanka - with the Hong Kong-headquartered terminal ...
  • Safmarine confident on the Middle East region
    Safmarine expects another strong year when it comes to cargo growth in its Middle East trades but with freight rates likely to come under some pressure.While Stephen ...
  • 'Insider' hijacked ship released by pirates
    A chemical tanker that was pirated last August while at anchor within the Salalah, Oman, port limits - and having just disembarked its armed security unit - has ...
  • Kenyan Government shuffles Mombasa management
    The Government of Kenya has taken decisive action by announcing a series of management changes at the port of Mombasa, which is run by the state-controlled Kenya ...
  • China's growth slows
    The effect of monetary tightening and a weakening of demand from Europe and the US has slowed growth in the world's second-biggest economy, China. In the final ...
  • PoA: 'strike action highly irresponsible'
    That was the reaction today from Ports of Auckland [PoA] ceo, Tony Gibson after receiving a sixth strike notice of a 24-hour stoppage from 07:00 Tuesday, January ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • GasLog lines up IPO
    Peter Livanos grabs the helm as Athens and Monaco-based LNG owner plots $350m assault on the capital markets.
  • S&P downs OSG
    Shares of US-listed tanker owner continue to climb despite ratings downgrade as spot rates surge ahead of Chinese New Year.
  • NSCSA soars in the fourth
    LPG investments help National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia offset tanker market turmoil as profit jumps 105%.
  • Axed order rattles Euronav
    Belgian tanker titan slides to staggering full-year loss as it takes the torch to Samsung newbuilding contract in the fourth.
  • OSG facing UK fight
    Newcastle staff kick back in the face of New York-listed owner's redundancy plans.
  • Seacor backs TRBR bailout
    Seacor Holdings and US financier pledge cash and strategic support to bankrupt liner group in exchange for majority stake.
  • DeepOcean bags Brazil deal
    Norwegian owner chalks up a $60m long-term services contract with Petrobras.
  • Tanks blamed for blast
    Inadequate decontamination after discharge may have caused fatal explosion on Edirne off Albania.
  • STX takes Greek newbuilding
    South Korean owner hires new supramax from Soloi for up to three and a half years, brokers say.
  • PRGN sounds charter alarm
    Deiulemar begs Michael Bodouroglou-led bulker owner for rate relief as renegotiation request threatens lucrative contract.
  • "Do you want to go home?"
    Italian prosecutors release tape of port official ordering captain back on board stricken Costa Concordia.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 17, 2012
  • Prices firm across northern Europe
    Player reports tight avails for LS product in Hamburg.
  • Fujairah 380 cSt prices unchanged
    Sharp drops in Suez.
  • Costa Concordia: De-bunkering could start 'within a day'
    Insurers may face 'most costly marine loss on record'
  • Industry poll predicts few issues with new global sulphur limit
    Most respondents expecting no problems with 3.50% maximum limit from the start of 2012, or very soon.
  • Dutch bunker supplier awarded AEO certificate
    Golden Arrow Bunkering will be subject to fewer 'administrative rules'.
  • North European hub port in LNG feasibility study
    Flemish port authorities 'optimistic about the potential for safe and efficient LNG bunker operations.'
  • Singapore squeezed by Chinese and Mideast demand
    'Bullish pricing interests' to hold sway, say fuel oil traders.
  • Weak demand growth 'growing threat' to market recovery
    No ready market to fully absorb tonnage made redundant by larger ships, says Alphaliner.
  • Brightoil sees 'remarkable growth' in bunkering business
    Operations in Singapore generated 75% of group's total revenue in financial year 2011.
  • Asian bunker prices rise
    Demand average across key Asian bunker ports on Tuesday.
  • Liquid leaking from stricken cruise ship
    It is not clear if the liquid was fuel, says Italy's environment minister.
  • ISS to help owners comply with China pollution law
    Maritime services provider will help ease 'administrative burden'.
  • Philippine oil firm acquires bunker supplier
    Acquisition will establish its operations inside the Subic Bay Freeport Zone.
  • South China monthly fuel oil stocks to increase in January
    Import volume in January to average around 200,000 mt, 18% more than previous month.
  • Tight supplies across South Korea's western ports
    Local refiners halt offers to the spot market.
  • Global Vision Bunkers promotes staff, hires manager
    Eileen Speer joins Global Vision office in UK as group business development manager.
  • WFS targets TPC Korea vessel in the US
    In efforts to secure outstanding bunker payments of over half a million dollar from the South Korean shipowner.
  • Dan-Bunkering welcomes new staff
    New office assistant in Dan-Bunkering's Copenhagen office.

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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
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
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
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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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