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02:02 GMT+2
January 19, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Lenders agree to extend Torm's instalment deferral
    Danish shipping company Torm A/S said that its banks agreed to extend a deferral of instalments on its US$1.8 billion of debt to Feb 15 and it hoped to reach a comprehensive financing solution to secure its future.
  • Baltic index falls on weaker China iron ore demand
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity shipping costs, fell below 1,000 for the first time since January 2009 on signs Chinese demand for iron-ore cargoes is slowing, worsening a glut of vessels.
  • Glut of supertankers shrinks to 14-month low
    A glut of supertankers competing to load cargoes of Persian Gulf oil shrank to a 14-month low on Chinese crude purchases and persistent tensions over a possible closing of the Strait of Hormuz.

Sched Netweb site
  • Hainan POS buys Cosco slots to retain three weekly transpacific sailings
  • Hard luck Long Beach container throughput declines 3.2pc in December
  • China blasts US sanctions Iran-trading as inconsistent with UN resolutions
  • Mideast unrest hurts Port of Beirut, but box volumes rise 8.97pc
  • Canadian Forces boxes from Afghanistan arrive filled with sand and stone
  • Pakistani customs cargo processing system creates congestion, say agents
  • AAT tonnage throughput in December falls 9pc
  • Asian air cargo companies turn gloomy about prospects in 2012
  • Keeping Jade Cargo alive while air freight outlook remains poor

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Containership capacity may rise 8.3 pc this year
  • Eleven-month low for Baltic Dry Index
  • IMO sets emission norms for shipping; sulphur limit in fuel reduced
  • MACCIA's logistics management seminar on Feb. 4
  • Safmarine announces three new senior appointments
  • Cochin Port mulls EoIs for setting up power infra at Vallarpadam
  • KPT to soon decide on Adani group's Tekra-Tuna bid
  • Singapore enjoys record cargo year despite loss of top spot to Shanghai
  • W. Bengal may allow Titagarh Marine to initiate shipbuilding project soon
  • EU may have to rework carbon curbs
  • Rlys planning new policy to draw pvt. participation
  • Corporate India raises $ 1.6 bn through ECBs in Nov.
  • Govt may allow more sugar exports to reap electoral dividends
  • Regulating regulators

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • TAAG Angola adds temporary service to Porto
    Starting today (18 January), TAAG Angola is adding a third weekly service to Porto (Portugal). The service, which utilises Boeing B777-200ER aircraft, rotates between Luanda, Porto...
  • Airbus marks 2011 with record order and delivery numbers
    Beating its previous record set in 2010 by 24 aircraft, Airbus delivered 534 commercial aircraft to 88 customers (ten new) and booked 1,419 net orders in 2011, making it the tenth...
  • Albacor Shipping (USA) organises transport of heavy transformer
    Albacor Shipping (USA) Inc, the US member of the Worldwide Project Consortium WWPC, through their branch in Banning, CA, was involved in a very unique transportation project of a t...
  • Rhenus: Bingen site receives IFS Logistics certificate
    The Rhenus branch office in Bingen (Germany) received the International Food Standard Logistics (IFS Logistics) certificate from TÜV NORD (Technical Inspection Agency North) at the...
  • New partner in Medcenter Container Terminal Gioia Tauro
    On 16 January 2012 Contship Italia signed an agreement for the sale of 50% of CSM Italia-Gate SpA, the sub-holding company controlling 66.7% of Medcenter Container Terminal in Gioi...
  • Italy: truck drivers to strike
    Truck drivers in Italy want to go on strike for five days from next Monday (23 January). The protest is due to massive increases in fuel and motorway costs. The Italian union Trasp...
  • Intelligent truck parking system in Denmark
    Denmark recently inaugurated the first intelligent truck parking system (ITP) at the Ustrup east lay-by on the E45 motorway. The ITP is intended to boost the capacity of the parki...
  • Oskar Schunck's doyen celebrates 80th birthday
    Horst O. A. Schunck, chairman of the supervisory board of Oskar Schunck celebrated his 80th birthday on 17 January. The eminent business man has been guiding the fortunes of the M...
  • Italy's Messina Straits bridge: to be or not to be?
    The government of Italy's new prime minister, Mario Monti, earmarked around EUR 3 billion for construction and infrastructure projects in the first six weeks in office. However, th...
  • New manager at Lufthansa Cargo Center Frankfurt
    Lufthansa Cargo appointed Dr Mohammad Ali Seiraffi as vice-president handling Frankfurt at the beginning of the current year. He is responsible for Lufthansa Cargo Center (LCC) in ...
  • Kombiverkehr, Cemat and Bohemiakombi launch direct Czechia-Italy intermodal train service
    This week Kombiverkehr, Cemat and Bohemiakombi are launching the first-ever direct intermodal road/rail service that links the industrial regions in northern Czechia and southern P...
  • RCA's rail freight subsidiary Linea to become Rail Cargo Italia
    Linea SpA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Rail Cargo Austria corporation (RCA), has been renamed Rail Cargo Italia Srl. The Italian RCA subsidiary is part of the Austrian rail se...
  • Ecu Line opens four new offices in China
    At the beginning of January 2012 , the new Ecu-Line offices in China became fully operational. In early 2011, the Ecu-Line group decided to complete the China network with its own ...
  • Airport Authority Hong Kong welcomes proposed new air quality objectives
    Airport Authority Hong Kong said it welcomes and supports the proposed new air quality objectives (AQOs) recently announced by the island's government. Following the conclusion o...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • China Oilfield Services reports advanced AHTS newbuild grounded in shipyard incident
  • Cruise safety subject of House subcommittee hearing
  • Recording reveals heated exchange between Schettino and Captain of the Port
  • Dramatic video shows capture of pirate dhow
  • Hyde Guardian BWTS picked for two OSG newbuilds
  • STX OSV comments on rumors of sale
  • Damen set to deliver tugboat trio to Venezuela

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • Seattle Port Commissioners Ok Century Agenda plan
  • NYK companies onboard with Singapore Green Pledge
  • Coast Guard announces winners of Video of the Year contest
  • Corps warns of disruptions due to Chittenden Locks repairs
  • Troy Container Line to offer direct service to Liverpool, Manchester

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • Global refinery demand for crude down for first time in two years
    Poor economy and warm winter lead to refinery throughputs being revised down
  • Strong Chinese dry bulk demand is guaranteed for the 'next decade'
    Seanergy chief Dale Ploughman has faith that China will meet self-imposed targets for economic growth
  • IHO warned of Ecdis errors
    New investigation into reported glitch in upgrading software
  • Information overload
    Complex bridge systems could be increasing the risk of navigation failure
  • VLCC owners cash in as China's chartering rush is boosted by Iran supply fears
    Spate of bookings ahead of Chinese new year also pushes up Atlantic and Middle East markets
  • NITC to be targeted by sanctions
    Hard evidence that links the operator to Iran's nuclear weapons programme has been found, say diplomatic sources
  • Cuba will start first drilling for oil next week
    US politicians raise environmental fears over exploration close to Florida coast
  • Tanker market desperately needs improved demand picture
    Ban on NITC trade could tighten chartering markets
  • EU to implement ban on Iranian oil imports on July 1
    Plan is in line with US sanctions
  • Floating storage is almost exclusively for Iranian crude on NITC tankers
    OSG and Euronav ULCCs have both discharged cargoes while clean petroleum storage remains non-existent
  • Pressure on Iran targets P&I cover
    Diplomats claim sanctions have forced NITC has to seek 'sham' coverage
  • NITC ban to benefit rival tanker owners
    Iranian giant is the world's fourth-largest VLCC operator
  • Döhle takes stake in bulk carrier newbuilds
    German owner to acquire 55% share in four 92,500 dwt post-panamax bulkers under construction at Chinese yard
  • Costa Concordia will bring extra regulatory cost, not hard market
    Broker RFIB argues that this one event alone will not tip the balance
  • Insurers face huge compensation bill if Costa Concordia claims are tried in the US
    It is impossible to calculate what third party liability costs could run to
  • Scerni falls on his sword
    Costa Concordia casualty claims its first scalp
  • Australian iron ore expansion created 290 extra capesize cargoes last year
    All three major Australian mining companies broke production records in 2011
  • Two tier containership chartering market develops for geared vessels
    Lines paying more money for 2,500 teu-3,500 teu boxships with cranes on board
  • Controversy over Costa Concordia course continues
    Vessel sailed within 500 m of Giglio in August while all other operators steered clear
  • Marco Polo debtors bring adversary complaint against Top Ships
    New front in New York Chapter 11 case
  • Investors support plan to buy back Dr Peters fund's tankers
    Move to reacquire two aframax tankers is being watched closely by beleaguered KG industry
  • Putting the squeeze on ship finance
    With shipping classed as high-risk, banks will not back new players
  • OECD indicators point to further slowdown
    Most major economies expected to contract
  • Time for a Singapore Spring?
    Business-friendly state faces growing clamour for political change
  • Gibraltar accident investigation criticises Fedra managers
    Dilek says report misinterprets VDR evidence

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • EU rules cause KG ripples
    GERMANY's KG ship finance industry faces wide regulatory challenges this year, with stringent EU rules nearing for alternative investment funds
  • CSAV halfway to goal
    CHILEAN box liner CSAV has raised $659M in its rights offering, with capital-raising efforts now shifting toward overseas investors
  • HSH adds more capital
    SHAREHOLDERS of German shipping bank HSH Nordbank today voted for a €500M ($640.8M) capital increase to satisfy EC conditions for the state bail-out of the bank
  • Sietas maps out leaner future
    HAMBURG's Sietas yard announced a layoff today but said it hopes to emerge out of receivership and continue its businesses with reduced capacity
  • Marubeni to pay $54.6M in Nigerian bribery case
    MARUBENI, the major Japanese trading house, has agreed to pay a $54.6M criminal penalty to resolve bribery charges, according to the US Department of Justice
  • Essar substitutes Saudi for Iranian oil
    ESSAR is the latest Indian group to stop buying Iranian crude since international sanctions were applied against Tehran
  • Euronav runs up $96.4M in losses for 2011
    ANTWERP'S tanker operator Euronav racked up after-tax losses of $50.74M, to take its full-2011 losses to $96.38M, according to preliminary results
  • BDI sinks past 1,000
    THE BALTIC Dry Index has fallen below 1,000 points, as it increasingly appears that there is little upside for drybulk shipping in 1Q2012
  • VLCC charterers rushing toward holidays
    CHARTERERS rushing to fix VLCCs before the start of Lunar New Year are forking out more money amid tighter tonnage availability and high bunker prices Chinese COAs continued their momentum, with Unipec taking six ships
  • BHP sets iron ore mark
    AUSTRALIAN mining giant BHP Billiton has followed its competitors in announcing strong iron ore production figures for most recent quarter
  • Mississippi grounding sparks cut in draught
    DRAUGHT limits on the lower Mississippi River are reduced today to 12.8m from 13.4 after a Panamax bulker ran aground
  • Chevron rig burns off Nigerian coast
    A BLAZE that started on a Chevron offshore rig exploring oil and gas fields off Nigeria's coast is still burning
  • Not easy to take STX Europe's stake in STX OSV
    HIGH PRICE for STX Europe's 50.75% stake in Norwegian shipbuilder STX OSV could make it challenging for anyone to make an offer, Singapore securities firm DMG & Partners said today
  • TORM and bankers extend financial accords
    TORM AND its lenders have agreed to extend deferral of installments and a covenant standstill to 15 February

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • Ambassador Bridge Traffic Decline Gives Owner Ammunition
    The 2.5 percent year-over-year decline in truck traffic on the Ambassador Bridge in 2011 gives the bridge's owner ammunition in...
  • Philadelphia Sees Strong Container, Auto Traffic Growth
    The Port of Philadelphia in 2011 saw container traffic rise 6.7 percent year-over-year and auto shipments skyrocket 85 percent in...
  • World Bank Says Trade Growth to Slow to 4.7 Percent
    The World Bank on Wednesday said international trade will expand only 4.7 percent this year and 6.8 percent in 2013,...
  • US Beer Shipments Fell 1.5 Percent in 2011
    The beer market appears to have gone flat, with total U.S. beer shipments dropping 1.5 percent in 2011 to 204.9...
  • South Korea Expects Air Cargo Rebound in 2012
    South Korean air cargo traffic in 2011 fell 1.9 percent year-over-year, but government officials expect various international events, including the...
  • Antwerp Container Traffic Rose 2.3 Percent Last Year
    Antwerp's container traffic rose 2.3 percent year-over-year in 2011, pushing total volume at Europe's second-largest port up 5 percent. ...
  • US Industrial Production Rebounds 0.4 Percent
    U.S. industrial output in December bounced back at 0.4 percent year-over-year, as manufacturing production rose 0.9 percent, the briskest pace...
  • CSAV Raises $659 Million for $1.2 Billion Capital Plan
    Troubled Chilean ocean carrier CSAV announced its shareholders raised $659 million in the first stage of a planned $1.2 billion...
  • Truckload Carriers Eye Increase in Driver Pay
    Truckload carriers struggling to find and keep drivers are increasingly convinced driver pay needs to increase significantly, Transport Capital Partners...
  • Russia's National Container Saw Growth Stall in 2011
    National Container Company, Russia's largest container stevedore, said traffic growth stalled in 2011, reflecting the disruption of Balitic Sea shipping...
  • Maersk Upgrades India-Middle East-Europe Service
    Maersk Line is upgrading its Europe-Middle East 3 (ME3) Service between India, the Middle East and Europe, effective this month....
  • Maersk Raises India to Africa Rates
    Maersk Line imposed general rate increases on cargo shipped from India to Mombasa, Kenya, and ports in West Africa. ...
  • CP Raises Capital Spending Goal to $1.2 Billion
    Canadian Pacific Railway, demonstrating a drive to increase profitability while beset by a proxy war, will spend up to $1.2...
  • Diesel Prices Rise for Second Week
    Diesel prices across the United States increased for the second week in a row in the week ending Jan. 16,...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • Duisburg underlines transfer of cargo operations away from Benelux coast
    Europe's largest inland port Duisburg increased its container terminal traffic by 11.1% last year, up to 2.5 million TEU, emphasizing the trend of transferring ...
  • Panama Canal expansion work halted
    Work on the expansion programme for the Panama Canal, which involves the construction of a third set of much bigger locks, has been suspended for two days. An escalating ...
  • Trailer Bridge's plan to beat bankruptcy sees SEACOR become greatest shareholder
    US Jones Act carrier Trailer Bridge has come up with a plan to save it from bankruptcy which includes Florida-headquartered SEACOR Holdings, whose varied ...
  • Indian exporters facing a tough year
    Despite a 6.7% year-on-year spurt in India's exports in December and an on-track 20% growth forecast for its fiscal year end [March 31,2012] the government has ...
  • LA/LB 2011 imports strike a flat note
    The combined loaded imports of the US west coast ports of Long Beach (LB) and Los Angeles (LA) for 2011 was flat compared to 2010 - a sign of the difficult economic ...
  • World Bank slashes global growth forecast
    The Washington DC-based World Bank has sharply cut its global economic growth forecast for 2012 to 2.5% from its previous prediction of 3.6% citing the eurozone ...
  • Suez Canal Authority posts good results
    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) has announced an improved amount of traffic and revenue compared with 2010. Total turnover of USD5.2 billion and net tonnage transits ...
  • Rena box salvage resumes

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • Lights out at Hovensa
    Broker expects closure of Hess and Pdvsa's St Croix refinery to have "significant impact" on crude and product tanker markets.
  • Marines foil pirate attack
    Military personnel from the Netherlands prevent hijacking by opening fire on armed assailants in the Gulf of Aden.
  • Space ship on the rocks
    The tragic wreck of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia is clearly visible from an orbiting satellite.
  • Poor rates don't stem tide
    Four of the five major tanker sectors show a slowdown in slippage and cancellation of newbuildings during 2011.
  • Grindrod in Vitol tie up
    South African shipowner finds investor for Mozambique terminal ahead of proposed expansion.
  • Aframax damaged in clash
    Valles Steamship tanker kept outside Milford Haven after accident involving Belgian fishing vessel.
  • Period pain for cape owners
    Clearlake picks up capesize newbuilding for up to six months at cheap rate as dry gloom deepens.
  • Captain "admits error"
    Francesco Schettino tells Italian court he ordered cruiseship to turn too late to avoid rocks.
  • CSAV sees fundraiser flop
    Struggling Chilean containership owner raises just over half the $1.2bn targeted in rights issue.
  • Bulker refloated in US
    Grounding of Iino's Rondeau raises more questions about dredging cutbacks in Mississippi.
  • DOF inks PSV charter
    Mons Aase-led owner fixes Skandi Waveney to Den Helder for up to three years.
  • Ro-ro battle begins
    Marten Carlquist comes out of retirement to lead Swedish start-up taking on DFDS between Gothenburg and UK.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 18, 2012
  • Final rule for Great Lakes steamship marine diesel engine programme
    Programme would cut CO2 emissions and automatically permit the use of residual fuel, through December 31, 2025.
  • Prices generally falling in European ports
    'Limited activity' in Hamburg.
  • Fujairah prices firm slightly
    Durban suppliers still not quoting.
  • Socar to apply for Fujairah bunker licence
    National oil company wants 'foothold' in marine fuel market.
  • Regulations face operators with 'difficult' choices
    Decisions on how best to comply with ECA sulphur caps not to be 'taken lightly.'
  • Fuel oil arbitrage volumes to reach 'seven-year high'
    But Singapore bunker market to remain under pressure, say traders.
  • Prices firming in key Asian ports
    Demand mixed at major Asian bunkering hubs.
  • US research vessel switches to biodiesel fuel
    First US research ship to use the alternative fuel, says University of Rhode Island.
  • Bunkering resumes in Novorossiysk
    As weather conditions improved at the port.
  • WFS shares downgraded
    Investment bank lowers ratings to 'hold' from 'buy.'
  • Indian port starts cold ironing operations
    Supply of onshore power to cruise vessel Amet Majesty a 'beginning.'
  • Lanka IOC's bunker tanker in drydock
    Bunker tanker SP Berlin will be drydocked for two months, says Lanka IOC.
  • Bunker supplier makes Pakistan's 'first' bonded lube oil delivery
    Zak Bunkers deliver Total's Atlanta Marine D3005 to MV Star Cosmo at Karachi port.
  • Belgian tanker firm maintains slow steaming policy
    Bunkers continue to be 'extremely expensive' relative to freight, says Euronav.
  • HK bunker supplier moves to new office
    Bomin Bunker Oil moves to a new location.

European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
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
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
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
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
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
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
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
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
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
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
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
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
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
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
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
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.
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%
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
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
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
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
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
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
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.
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
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
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
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
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
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%
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
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
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
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
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
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
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
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
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
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
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
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in 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.
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
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
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
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
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
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
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
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
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
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
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
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
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
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
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
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
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
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
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
Report on work in liguri ports
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
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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