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February 20, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Baltic index falls for third day in a row
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell for a third day on Friday as weak cargo business on the capesize and panamax markets battered sentiment.
  • Tanker owner withdraws US loan guarantee bid
    Overseas Shipholding Group, an owner of tankers that have called at Iran's largest oil terminal over the past year, said it withdrew a bid for a US loan guarantee after receiving 'indications' it would be rejected.

Sched Netweb site
  • Asia-Europe rates contract 1.4pc to US$711/TEU ahead of coming hikes
  • OOCL to increase north Europe to Asia rates US$200/TEU from March 15
  • CMA CGM revamps Asia-west Mediterranean services from early April
  • Shanghai port trade value up 17.3pc in 2011, hitting record high
  • Vietnamese ports said to receive few vessels despite huge investments
  • Shangdong trade value through Rizhao surpasses US$20 billion in 2011
  • Ningbo's January container volume up 10pc, hits record high of 1.39 million TEU
  • Xinjiang rail freight volume increases 4.8pc in January with cotton leading
  • APM Terminals CEO sees vast opportunities for development in India
  • Durban Port to double box handling capacity in 7 years to 5 million TEU
  • Hanjin engine room explosion leads to 'general average' loss declaration
  • High cube gains greater industry favour as transport modes adapt
  • Port of Miami container volume up 7pc 906,607 TEU in 2011
  • Korean Air first cargo operation to fly both B747-8, 777 freighters
  • Swiss WorldCargo starts Beijing-Zurich service as trade grows 19pc
  • India's new national air cargo policy on the anvil

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Delta Conship honoured for service excellence
  • APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer sees opportunity in India
  • APSEZ awarded KPT's Tekra-Tuna dry bulk terminal
  • Regulations in PPP important, JNP Dy Chairman tells conference
  • SC quashes KoPT notification on Port limit extension
  • DoS issues orders for 9.15 lakh t sugar exports
  • Did sliding steer export growth?

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • 2011 profit drop for Sweden's railway
    The Swedish rail service provider SJ generated net sales of SEK 8.038 billion (EUR 910 million) in 2011, SEK 0.6 billion (EUR 68 million) less than in 2010. The corporate profit in...
  • Incheon airport develops mobile logistics information service
    South Korea's Incheon airport has started "Smart AIRCIS", which enables people to process logistics work by linking their smartphones to the system. The system offers avi...
  • Keep truck roofs ice-free
    The German automobile club ADAC has appealed to forwarding companies to keep the roofs of their trucks free of ice. Sheets of ice that form on top of HGVs in wintery conditions can...
  • US Transport Ministry proposes new rule for establishing training standards for railroad employees
    US transportation secretary Ray LaHood recently announced a proposal to require railroads to train and qualify employees in safety-related positions on federal railroad safety laws...
  • Schuck Stockstadt: new 24plus partner for Aschaffenburg
    The general cargo alliance 24plus is strengthening its services in the Rhine-Main region (Germany) by the addition of a new partner - the 50th in the domestic market. The newcomer ...
  • Boeing and SIA Cargo launch GoldCare operations
    Boeing and Singapore Airlines Cargo, a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Airlines (SIA), have entered into a maintenance engineering and planning agreement that results in GoldC...
  • Air Cargo Group air charter agreement with ACS
    The Air Cargo Group (ACG), a neutral air freight wholesale specialist, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with UK-based Air Charter Service (ACS). ACG chairman Christos S...
  • Better conditions for railfreight transport in Switzerland
    Railfreight transport in Switzerland plays a very prominent role. Around 36% of all freight traffic in the country is carried by rail, making it more than twice as important as pas...
  • Hapag-Lloyd holds its own in 2011
    The German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd performed well according to provisional figures for business year 2011, despite an unexpectedly aggressive price war on the Far East trade l...
  • Bayswater again opts for Liebherr
    Bayswater Shipping & Forwarding has taken delivery of the second LHM 180 Liebherr mobile harbour crane. The company transports cargo between Singapore and Batam Island (Indone...
  • Port of Houston appoints interim executive director
    The US Port of Houston Authority recently appointed Leonard Waterworth as its interim executive director during a special meeting of the port commission. This body also approved a ...
  • UPS scoops up Kiala
    The US-based parcel service provider UPS recently took over the Belgian firm Kiala, headquartered in Brussels. Kiala provides practical delivery options for busy recipients who pur...
  • Norbert Dentressangle stores and distributes Tetley teas in UK
    Tata Global Beverages has awarded a three year contract to Norbert Dentressangle for the UK storage and distribution of Tetley teas. Employing more than 3,000 people worldwide, Tat...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2012
  • Austal to build wind farm support vessel in Philippines

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • New rules streamline process for Foreign Trade Zone application
  • US rail freight traffic count up during month of January
  • Port of Olympia schedules sale of surplus property
  • Maersk Line plans cuts to Asia/Europe vessel capacity
  • Astoria Coast Guard Air Station receives upgraded rescue helicopter

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • CSAV completes $1.2bn recapitalisation
    $547m subscribed by Quiñenco which now owns 37.4% of CSAV
  • Maersk Line to withdraw 9% capacity from Asia-Europe route
    Rationalisation helped by vessel sharing deal with CMA CGM in west Med trades
  • Moore Stephens warns against tonnage tax shake up
    Shipping industry urged to join EU consultation
  • A tale of two ports
    Why London Gateway will inevitably target Felixstowe's customer base
  • Making the UK a hub for Europe?
    London Gateway and Felixstowe are not necessarily rivals
  • Let's hear it for the swotty kid
    Do not underestimate the importance of insurance
  • Let's give fracking a crack
    Better to make a buck from shale gas than to tilt at useless windmills
  • Six members join port equipment manufacturers' group
    Continued growth in PEMA match by wider range of research, recommendations and standards development, says president
  • Bromma grabs spreader orders at new terminals
    Swedish manufacturer predicts move towards tandem box lifts
  • Eukor tops 'most sustainable' league at Rotterdam
    South Korean car carrier had six ships in the Sustainable Top 25 last year as measured by the Environmental Ship Index
  • Frontline 'cautious' after fourth-quarter operating loss
    Tanker giant lowers its 2012 breakeven rates signalling that pressure has eased
  • Torm scrapes another short loan extension
    Three-week deferral of repayments
  • Enrica Lexie targeted by murder investigation
    Indian defence minister demands 'guilty must be punished'
  • Eitzen Chemical posts $80m loss after huge writedown
    Small profit in fourth quarter of 2011 wiped out by paper loss of $81.5m in fleet's book value
  • Chemical tanker market will recover in 2012
    Orderbook shrinks leaving space for rates rise
  • Nautilus warns against scapegoating Costa Concordia master
    Rush to blame detracts from investigation, union argues
  • Seacor profits hit by end of Deepwater Horizon clean-up
    Company says offshore marine business picking up in Gulf of Mexico
  • Bulk carrier fleet tops 9,000 vessels
    Newbuilding deliveries could push it over the 10,000 mark by year-end
  • Bank of Dalian named an SSFEC clearing bank
    Shanghai exchange targets customers in northeast China
  • Sweden plans new shipping strategy
    Country has struggled to halt exodus to rival flags
  • The sideways shuffle
    Capesize period fixtures more active as owners eye a lacklustre spot market
  • HMM legal campaign against Grand China reaches California
    Attachment order secured in Los Angeles
  • Tight little market
    The tough lending conditions of today should be regarded as the norm
  • Vale chief executive Murilo Ferreira talks 'game-changer strategy'
    Chinese ports understand advantages of VLOCs but CSA is 'not helping'
  • Belgian pilots return to work
    Strike ends at Antwerp and Zeebrugge
  • NOCC reduces new share placement
    Funds to pay for vessel acquisitions
  • CSAV tops shipper poll
    Loss-making carrier offers most flexible rates, say customers
  • Ticking timebomb
    Yesterday's killing of two fishermen off Kochi was an incident waiting to happen

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • Maersk's Asia/Europe capacity cut back
    MAERSK, the world's biggest box line, said today it is shuffling services to cut capacity, reduce costs and ramp up Far East/Europe rates
  • TORM get new extension
    TORM said today lenders have extended a deferral of repayments on its $1.8Bn debt
  • Iranian oil to Europe in March cut in half
    MARCH tanker shipments of oil to Europe from Iran will be about half of the 2011 total of 700,000 barrels per day, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Drybulk disputes escalate
    GLOBUS Maritime has revealed a charter dispute with Greece's Allied Maritime, underscoring heightened owner-charterer friction in 2012
  • US judges award HMM attachment orders
    HYUNDAI Merchant Marine has secured legal approval for attaching Grand China assets in Alabama and California, court documents reveal
  • Tankers seen escaping production surge
    DESPITE the oil supply disruptions caused by Iran sanctions, production surged in 4Q2011, but analysts told Fairplay today this is not likely to hit tanker rates
  • Sept-Iles to add capacity
    CANADA'S government plans to contribute C$55M ($55.27M) to a project to expand the iron ore export capacity at Sept-Iles
  • Venezuela shipping fuel to Syria
    PDVSA IS reportedly offloading a cargo of diesel this week in Bania, Syria, in defiance of Western sanctions against the Assad government
  • Paragon reveals huge write-down
    NYSE-listed Paragon Shipping today disclosed a $271.6M impairment on its fleet value and admitted that it has breached covenants
  • Thai vehicle exports expected to recover
    REGIONAL securities firm UOB Kay Hian expects Thai vehicle exports to recover from their 20.4% y/y fall in January, caused by flooding
  • SDS fined for pollution
    ITALIAN shipping company SDS Navigation has been fined close to €1M ($1.32M) because one of its ships polluted the Mediterranean
  • Keppel sees healthy enquiry for rigs
    SINGAPORE'S Keppel is still getting lots of inquiries for rigs in line with continued growth in offshore exploration, according to analyst Jason Saw of DMG & Partners Securities
  • VINALINES springs surprise
    VINALINES has posted profits of 62.15Bn dong ($3M) for 2011, up 13% y/y
  • Shell takes LR2 tanker for premium
    BROKERS told Fairplay today that Shell has booked an LR2 tanker for $300,000 for a cross-Persian Gulf trip, a rare occurrence in the oversupplied market
  • Two-tier market opens for Supramaxes
    BROKERS told Fairplay today a two-tier market has opened up in the in the Asia-Pacific Supramax sector

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • Port of NY-NJ Hit Record Container Traffic in 2011
    Container volume at the Port of New York and New Jersey in 2011 rose nearly 4 percent year-over-year, breaking the...
  • Box Ships Posts $5.6 Million Profit
    Container ship owner-charterer Box Ships reported fourth quarter net income of $5.6 million, bringing the Athens-based company's profit to $13...
  • TNT Rejects UPS $6.4 Billion Takeover Bid
    TNT Express rejected an unsolicited takeover offer of roughly $6.4 billion from UPS, but the Dutch delivery firm said discussions...
  • Caterpillar to Build Plant Near Savannah, Charleston
    Caterpillar plans to build a manufacturing plant in Northeast Georgia - equally close to the ports of Savannah and Charleston...
  • OOCL Boosts Rates From Europe to Asia $200
    OOCL on Friday said it will raise freight rates on containers moving on the eastbound backhaul leg from North Europe...
  • Swift to Pay Port of Los Angeles $4 Million
    Swift Transportation, the nation's largest truckload carrier, will pay $4 million to the Port of Los Angeles to settle a...
  • Maersk Launches Direct Australia-Indonesia Service
    Maersk Line's new direct service between Indonesia and Australia is a major coup for the port of Tanjung Priok, which...
  • Freight Rate, Surcharge Update for Week of Feb. 13-17
    Hapag-Lloyd imposed a general rate increase on the Indian subcontinent-Europe trade lanes, starting March 1. The planned increase will...
  • Adjusting the Learning Curve
    Employers across the U.S. are struggling with a paradox: Despite high unemployment, they're having a tough time hiring the right...
  • Educating 'Generation Logistics'
    The so-called Millennial Generation, with its native fluency in digital technology and natural aptitude for multitasking, could have been made...
  • New Thinking on Intermodal
    By now it is a well-established trend in North American transportation that freight is moving from the roads to the...
  • Phantom Revenue
    There's been a lot of handwringing in Washington over the seeming end of the happy era of nonpartisanship in transportation...
  • Dispatching a Dispute
    Q: We're a brokerage, and I have a couple of questions concerning our relationships with motor carriers. First, can...
  • Maersk Cuts Asia-Europe Capacity 9 Percent
    Maersk Line said it is cutting vessel capacity on the Asia-Europe route 9 percent in a bid to boost flagging...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • Bromma's box boom
    Sweden-based Bromma has posted one of its best years ever with deliveries up 110% in 2011 and the orderbook 130% higher than at the end of 2010.In a press briefing ...
  • Maersk and CMA CGM get closer in Asia/Med trade
    Maersk Line and CMA CGM have agreed to work even more closely in the tradelane between Asia and the Mediterranean. They already operate two services jointly in ...
  • CSAV finally splits in two
    CSAV has completed its refinancing plan announced last year, including the raising of USD1,100 million from existing shareholders via a rights issue and additional ...
  • 'One of the poorest periods ever'
    That is how management at Oslo-based Star Reefers described 2011. In an official statement accompanying the specialised reefer shipping company's annual results, ...
  • Iran oil threat spikes Brent
    A barrel of Brent crude climbed above USD120 a barrel yesterday - its highest price for eight months - on unconfirmed reports that Iran would pre-empt the European ...
  • Contrastive fortunes for San Pedro Bay ports
    The US bellwether ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach reported differing trading in January, with the former posting growth but the latter posting a decline in ...
  • Antwerp pilots return to work
    Four days of industrial action by Belgium harbour pilots at the port of Antwerp ended this morning allowing the resumption of traffic that had stymied about 60 ...
  • ICC: 'slight brightening' in world economic climate
    That is the conclusion of the latest World Economic Survey from the Paris-headquartered International Chamber of Commerce [ICC], compiled in co-operation ...
  • While...Zim Line and MSC also get closer
    MSC has agreed to charter slots to Zim Line on its two services between the East Coast of North America and the East Coast of South America from the end of March. ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • Torm secures extension
    Banks bless cash-strapped Danish owner's request to postopone expiration of financial waivers by two weeks.
  • Hope on the horizon
    Deutsche Bank says Maersk's capacity cut may lift rates on key trade lane but redeployment remains a concern.
  • Crash closes Mississippi
    US Coast Guard springs into action as tug and barge collision leads to oil spill near New Orleans.
  • SFI trims dividend
    John Fredriksen-backed owner ready to exploit declining asset prices as reduced payout preserves healthy cash reserves.
  • Topaz talks turkey
    Newbuildings, second hand buys, listings and takeovers on the agenda at offshore firm, Donaldson says.
  • Oceanteam extends CSV
    Oslo-listed shipowner gets two more years for construction vessel Down Under.
  • Lone offender held in HK
    Port state checks end in detention for Taiwanese cargoship lacking an engineer.
  • Krasnoye thinking bigger
    Russian yard in talks over new cargoships that would double output in 2013.
  • Keppel offloads Floatel stake
    Singapore-listed giant divests a large chunk of the company it took over late last year.
  • ITF urges Comarit action
    Union says Moroccan ferry owner's seafarers facing supply shortages on four ships laid-up in Spain.
  • SCF gets seismic bonus
    Russian state transferring shares of survey ship owner SMNG to Russian tanker group.
  • Maersk drops lay-up stance
    World's largest containership owner changes its tune as it reveals sweeping cuts to its Asia Europe capacity.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • Performance Team transloads in Charleston
  • Zumiez takes e-commerce to Kansas
  • California shipper pleads guilty to illegal exports
  • Analyst: $13.1 billion for smart transport
  • FMC reviews 15 OTI license applications
  • Grant helps LTL carrier buy natural gas trucks
  • FMC report could revive regulation debate
  • STB to examine Buffett's BNSF buy
  • OD puts solar panels on warehouse
  • TNT rejects acquisition bid from UPS

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 17, 2012
  • Americas pricing closes out week on a high
    Oil rose for a third day heading for the biggest weekly gain this year.
  • MEPC 63 sets sights on details of mandatory GHG measures
    Committee will consider study that finds while the SEEMP will have medium term impacts, the EEDI will have significant impact on the long term
  • IBIA to announce changes to board
    Results will be declared at IBIA's AGM on February 20.
  • BLT reacts to report of unpaid bunkers
    CEO Jack Noonan tells Bunkerworld the Partawati has been cleared to sail as the company looks to rectify the situation 'as expediently as possible.'
  • US Navy's push for alternative fuel comes under fire
    Heated debate over the use of money at a time of constricting budgets and the need to reduce our dependence on foreign fuel.
  • IMO gets stuck on environmental aspects of Polar Code
    After lengthy debate, sub-committee decides to put Environmental Chapter 'in the fridge' for a year.
  • European bunker prices stay within narrow range
    Avails of prompt product 'tight' in Rotterdam.
  • Fujairah prices firming
    Bunkerworld data showed that prices in Middle Eastern hubs were firming on Friday.
  • Maersk makes further cuts to Asia-Europe capacity
    More slow-steaming, more lay-ups and redelivery of time charter tonnage all being considered.
  • 'US move to LNG as a marine fuel has begun'
    Wartsila to power two LNG fuelled offshore vessels in Gulf of Mexico.
  • Tax proposals threaten bunker sector
    Russian suppliers warn they could see sales fall by 25%.
  • Bunker prices firming in Asia as week closes
    Mixed demand in key Asian bunker ports, traders say.
  • MAN SE sees operating profits up 43%
    Company expects 'muted economic growth' to affect performance in 2012.
  • Bunker trading firm welcomes new staff
    Global Vision Bunkers appoints Lionel Isaacs to coordinate operations and market marine fuels and lubricants.
  • Middle East fuel exports to East Asia falling in March
    Refinery turnarounds hitting Saudi Arabian output.
  • UAE launches oil spill response vessel
    Meanwhile, efforts to salvage sunken tanker continue.
  • EMSA details its oil spill response network
    Vessels consisted of bunker tankers, oil tankers, dredgers and a supply ship.
  • Dry bulker owner to seek damages for contract breach
    Dispute over failure to replenish bunkers.
  • Singapore firm expands bunker trading ops to Europe, US
    I&C International hires European Area Manager and opens office in Genova, Italy.
  • Singapore monthly bunker overview
    Crude price rallies, differential decreases and dip in bunker sales volumes define bunker hub over past four weeks.

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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
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Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
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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 "
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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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