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February 21, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Bumper harvests straining Australia storage capacity
    It is entirely possible to have too much of a good thing.
  • Market for container swaps still nascent
    The fledgling market in swap contracts to hedge exposure to volatile rates in the container freight market will take longer than expected to gain trading volumes as participants warm to the idea of using derivatives, brokers ACM/GFI said.
  • Maersk to retire 9% of Asia-Europe capacity
    Maersk Line, the world's largest container carrier, said it will cut 9 per cent of its shipping capacity on Asia to Europe, its largest trade route, in an effort to restore profitability.
  • Frontline's losses balloon to US$343.7m
  • Capesize charter costs seen to further decrease

Sched Netweb site
  • Cosco and China Shipping move towards greater service integration
  • US Commerce Department: Retail up 0.3pc in January, indicating recovery
  • Danaos' largest newbuilding - 13,100 TEU - wins instant charter deal
  • New restrictions on ballast water to be pressed on shipping industry
  • FMC EU conference report revives US talk of 'discussion agreement' ban
  • Kazakhstan border point of Alataw Pass freight volume up 4.2 pc in 2011
  • Hong Kong to experiment with cross-border private motoring into China
  • Lethal, legal risks cited at Shipping Hong Kong's Risk conference Feb 29
  • Dubai's DP World chairman tours company's new South American terminals
  • UN takes first steps to rid 'black carbon'- aka, soot- from world shipping
  • Shippers warned of carrier concentration designed to stave off disaster
  • ESC renews calls for government action to curb piracy attacks on shipping
  • Irish cheer banana trade's return to Cork, Maersk looks to India's future
  • Mitigating supply chain risks at TOC conference 2012 in Hong Kong
  • Airbus announces A330 passenger-to-freighter conversion programme
  • Qantas Freight pre-tax profit falls US$3 million to $38 million in 2nd half
  • Singapore's CAAS enhances aviation training courses for top executives

Exim Indiaweb site
  • ABG Shipyard's Q3 net sales up 14.65 pc
  • Allcargo Logistics registers all-round growth in Q4 & CY
  • Asia-Europe rates fall ahead of coming hikes
  • BIMCO sees tanker fleet growing 6 pc, rates keeping low
  • CMA CGM & IBM sign new five-year services agreement
  • CMA CGM announces reshuffling of its Asia-West Med services
  • Essar Shipping's Q3 PAT jumps 43 pc to ' 49 cr.
  • GE Shipping delivers second VLCC to buyers; subsidiary takes delivery of AHTSV
  • LD is no more
  • Maersk working towards biofuel development
  • MSC announces rate restorations on key trade lanes
  • Vale uses Logmarin to develop world's largest floating bulk terminal
  • Despite US pressure, India eager to strengthen trade ties with Iran
  • Enhance efficiency to global standards, boost private investment-MoS tells Major Ports
  • KPCHAA urges Shipping Minister to protect the interests of original leaseholders of Port land
  • Major Ports mulling moving harmful cargo away from urban areas
  • Steady growth in coffee & container traffic at New Mangalore Port
  • US import cargo volume projected to rise in first half of 2012
  • $300-bn export target achievable in 2011-12: DGFT
  • EPCES wants govt to restore MAT, DDT exemption for SEZs
  • Forex reserves slip by $ 369 m
  • The matrix of babudom
  • Heavy Logistics executes 100th operation in short time
  • Holleman Bulgarias complex multimodal boiler transportation through the tough European winter
  • Nurminen Logistics braves the elements, trucks to Siberia

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • East European LGV: Réseau Ferré de France and Alstom sign contract
    Réseau Ferré de France (RFF) has awarded the signalling work for phase 2 of the East European LGV (high-speed rail line) to a consortium comprised of Alstom Transport, the leading ...
  • BCT houses container scanner in Polish port
    A state-of-the-art scanner for container screening was recently installed at the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT) in Gdynia (Poland). BCT is operated by Philippines-based Internatio...
  • Gerlach AG granted AEO status
    Gerlach AG has become one of the first customs agents in Switzerland to be granted the status of authorized economic operators. At the beginning of February, the Swiss Federal Cust...
  • Australia: Pacific Highway Glenugie upgrade completed
    The final stage of the Pacific Highway Glenugie upgrade in NSW Australia has been officially opened to traffic, marking the completion of the USD 60 million project. The federal in...
  • A new "home" for Homtrans
    Homtrans Service GmbH & Co, an international forwarding company and IDS partner for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Germany), has moved. The company, a member of the Rieck Logistik gro...
  • Mercator unveils innovative cargo revenue management solution
    In partnership with USA-based Revenue Technology Services (RTS), Mercator (the commercial arm of Emirates Group IT) has developed a fully integrated cargo revenue management soluti...
  • LH Cargo Charter joins CEE network
    Cargo Equipment Experts Ltd (CEE), a Spain-based global network for cargo equipment, has welcomed Lufthansa Cargo Charter Gmbh as CEE member in the supporting industry carrier cate...
  • Airbus Military signs contract with Indonesia for nine C295 aircraft
    Airbus Military has signed a firm contract with PT Dirgantara Indonesia (PT DI) to supply nine C295 military transport aircraft for delivery to the Indonesian Ministry of Defence. ...
  • Switzerland: a call to change modal shift target to 1 million truck trips
    Astag, Switzerland's commercial vehicle association, recently presented its "Modal shift strategy 2030". The scheme's key points call for a legal adjustment of the country's aim to...
  • Menlo Worldwide Logistics announces key promotions in South Asia
    Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way Inc, has promoted Thomas Koh and Chuan Peng Low within the company's South Asia organization. The two have bee...
  • Drewry publishes car carrier report
    Drewry Maritime Research has just published a new report on car carriers. It analysed a market that suffered less during the recession than most other sectors, but noted that the f...
  • Car maker PSA set to sell some Gefco shares
    The French car corporation PSA (maker of Peugeot and Citroen brands) recently presented relatively poor figures for 2011. For example, the company made an H1/2011 profit of EUR 405...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • Mitsui unit to pay $90 million to settle Deepwater Horizon spill liability
  • BMT Nigel Gee wins Wind Farm Support Vessel design contract
  • Indian court remands Italian Marines in custody following shooting incident
  • Washington State Ferries faces investment challenges

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • Anacortes Port Commission votes to oppose new barrel fee
  • Washington governor pleased with state's gains in export numbers
  • Port Metro Vancouver testing new GPS system for truckers
  • Port of Seattle announces Green Gateway Award winners
  • Port of Vancouver, USA schedules Centennial tours

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • It's good to talk
    Why private maritime security firms need to engage with, not avoid, public relations
  • The luck of the gods
    Greeks rush in where mortals fear to tread
  • What price piracy insurance?
    Industry questions report's claims that prevention costs are disproportionately high
  • Insurers and shipowners invited to shape Somalia debate
    Penning meets experts before London Somalia Conference
  • Vessels in Arctic waters need to install crisis gear, says lobby
    Ships need equipment to avoid emergencies says Maritime Passive Safety Association
  • Owner says yes to scrubber system
    Spliethoff order shows that owners are taking the technology seriously at last
  • ITF campaigns to combat dockers' HIV stigma
    Employment rights should be protected
  • Lack of green spend hits manufacturers
    Owners' reluctance to invest in all but the most essential services continues to dent technology firms
  • VLGCs in Atlantic command $17,000 per day premium
    Asian customers opt for Atlantic rather than Middle Eastern cargoes as concern over supply continues
  • ACM turns down RS Platou offer
    London shipbroker will look to work together with Norwegian group's local team though
  • Price gap narrows between Asian and Atlantic bunkers
    Rotterdam and Houston fuel costs rise faster than Fujairah and Singapore this year
  • Japanese sell-offs drive secondhand dry bulker bonanza
    Brokers report a flood of vessels seeking offers
  • Brussels defends conference ban after neutral FMC study
    Europe will continue to spread the message that its repeal was the right decision
  • Deutsche Schiffsbank to run down 'non-strategic' customers
    Germany's second-largest ship financier to scale back its exposure
  • Italy demands right to try Enrica Lexie suspects
    Two members of vessel protection detachment remanded on murder charges
  • China's credit easing could boost dry bulk rates
    Central Bank releases $64bn to stimulate construction
  • Turbulent shipping markets mean a tough year ahead for P&I clubs
    Nine IG clubs announce 5% general increase
  • Supply outweighs demand in Indian subcontinent scrap markets
    Abundant vintage tonnage holds demolition rates down
  • ABP starts work on Grimsby terminal
    Lock free access to boost car carrier handling capacity
  • Forced sales to flood small boxship market as banks lose patience
    Aruba court orders auction of two feederships
  • European refineries face new closures
    New refineries in Asia and the Middle East replace ageing western capacity
  • DP World chairman checks progress at Embraport
    Top-level management tour of South America includes visits to Brazil, Peru, Argentina and Suriname
  • Penning demands global drive to tackle piracy
    UK shipping minister to chair talks at IMO ahead of London Conference on Somalia
  • Civilised offensive
    Xi Jinping showed how to get the message across during a port visit to Los Angeles
  • Maersk shows the way
    As lines aim to in effect double spot rates in the Asia-Europe trades, more ships are likely to be removed from service in the coming weeks
  • Moscow holds 'preliminary' talks over terminal operator for Taman
    Russia seeks European know-how for new Black Sea maritime complex
  • Beware the lure of cheap orders, warns Polemis
    ICS slams scramble for market share by 'obsessive' shipbuilding nations
  • Eight dead after bulk carrier sinks off China's Fujian province
    One seafarer survived, two still missing
  • MOEX settles Deepwater Horizon civil suit for $90m
    Settlement presses BP to seek a compromise
  • OSG abandons $241.8m Title XI loan guarantee application
    Tanker major says unexpected hit to liquidity will not affect its financial position

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • Box rates keep softening
    BOX RATES are continuing to fall as the post-Lunar New Year lull drags on because carriers remained slow to cut capacity
  • 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
  • Iran halts crude early
    IRAN'S oil ministry has halted crude supplies to French and UK companies early to retaliate for sanctions against Tehran, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • Arms alarm Comorans
    MYSTERY surrounds 10 pirate suspects arrested by the Comoran Coast Guard
  • Bulker buyers see bargains
    BULKER buyers are looking today for bargain-basement tonnage, even as the BDI is slowly recovering after falling to a 25-year low this month
  • Kozmino exports to slow
    DESPITE strong output growth in East Siberian crude, future production is at risk due to a lack of new investment in the region
  • Japan imports record LNG cargoes
    IMPORTS OF LNG to Japan hit a record high in January and are expected to exceed 2011 figures over the course of this year, a shipping analyst has predicted
  • Sovcomflot seeks approval for SMNG takeover
    SOVCOMFLOT CEO Sergei Frank has written to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to seek approval of the tanker company's takeover of a government-owned offshore company
  • MR tankers reported sold en bloc
    BROKERS told Fairplay today that seven tankers had been sold to US investment funds in two en-bloc deals last week
  • NOCC raises $21M
    NORWEGIAN Car Carriers said it has raised NK120M (about $21M) through a private placement of shares after reducing the amount it wanted to raise late last week
  • Green VLCC demand rising
    AN INCREASE in orders for fuel-efficient VLCCs was predicted today as bunker prices have continued to gain amid a weak freight market
  • Oz to review reef development
    QUEENSLAND'S government has joined with Australia's federal government and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park in a major assessment of pressures on the reef from development
  • How Vale could unlock China
    DRYBULK analyst Jeffrey Landsberg today said that Vale could improve its relationship with Beijing by joining China's iron ore trading platform

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • ICS Chairman Polemis Calls For Shipbuilding Moratorium
    A moratorium on newbuilding orders and an end to the battle for market share between shipbuilders are needed to combat...
  • Saudi Airlines, DHL Launch Dubai-Europe Freighter Service
    Saudi Airlines Cargo and DHL Global Forwarding will launch a new thrice-weekly direct freighter service between Dubai and Europe in...
  • Chinese New Year Hits Hong Kong Air Cargo Volumes
    Cargo volume slumped more than 20 percent at Hong Kong International Airport in January from December and by 17.5 percent...
  • United Arab Shipping Hikes US East Coast-Asia Rates
    Middle East carrier United Arab Shipping imposed a two-phase general rate increase on trades from Asia to the U.S. East...
  • Italian Vessel Guards Accused of Killing Indian Fishermen
    Indian authorities on Sunday arrested two armed security guards aboard an Italian merchant ship who are accused of killing two...
  • Japan's Trade Deficit Balloons to Record High
    Japan suffered a deficit of $18.5 billion in its trade with the rest of the world in January, up 207.7...
  • The Tides of March
    Then the world's largest ocean carrier launched its Daily Maersk service last fall, it set in motion a series of...
  • Carriers Give Incentives to Drive
    The battle to recruit and, just as important, keep truck drivers is getting fiercer among truckload carriers as freight demand...
  • Facilitating Trade
    When project logistics company Agility released its Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2012, 10 of the top-ranked countries hailed from the...
  • Uncommon Growth for Forwarders
    For many years, non-vessel-operating common carriers were considered a stepchild of the maritime industry, but that ship turned around in...
  • East Coast Ports See Growth in Containers
    East Coast container trade volume rose 5.5 percent in the first 10 months of 2011 compared to the same period...
  • Advancing Technology - With Job Guarantees?
    Shippers and carriers view this year's East and Gulf Coast longshore labor negotiations with a sense of trepidation and an...
  • Ports Working on the Railroad
    Ports along the Eastern Seaboard are putting money where their hopes are, investing in projects for better landside access by...
  • Bigger Ships, Faster Growth Through the 'Other' Canal
    A funny thing happened on the way to the 2014 completion of the new Panama Canal locks. The volume of...
  • The Big Bang That Wasn't
    The Federal Maritime Commission, in perhaps the most extensive study in its 50-year history, concluded the European Union's 2008 repeal...
  • Paved Over Intentions
    President Obama's recent call to nearly double infrastructure investment over the next six years highlights two conflicting forces in transportation...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • Durban closes in on three million TEU
    In 2011, South Africa's largest port Durban handled 2.7 million TEU, a 7.3% rise on the 2.5 million TEU processed the previous year. This was more than double the ...
  • China's leader-in-waiting tours LA box terminal
    Concluding his week-long PR charm offensive visit to the US on Saturday, the heir apparent to the Chinese presidency, Vice-President, Xi Jinping, visited the China ...
  • La Spezia grows traffic by just 1.7%
    Northern Italy's La Spezia's container traffic increased by only 1.7% last year, up to 1,307,274TEU. The port remains capacity restrained, so was unable to benefit ...
  • TAL also registers strong 2011
    Purchase (NY)-headquartered TAL International is the second lessor to post very strong results for its 2011 fiscal year which ended December 31, 2011. Moreover, ...
  • Hoyer puts fizz into beer transport
    The Hamburg-based Hoyer Group, which specialises in tank and container tank supply chain management services, has upgraded the range of services available to brewers. ...
  • Iran bans oil sales to France and the UK
    In retaliation to the European Union July 1 embargo on the import of Iranian oil, Tehran announced yesterday that it was imposing an immediate curtailment on 'exporting ...
  • Colombo Port transhipment growth slows
    Total container throughput at the Sri Lanka hub port of Colombo increased by 3% last year - versus 2010 - to 4,262,887 TEU but could not match the phenomenal 19.4% ...
  • Maersk cull underscores GRIs
    Maersk Line's shock announcement on Friday that it was to 'remove 9% of its vessel capacity' on the Asia - Europe tradelane - whether it was juggling with figures ...
  • FMC's Euro antitrust study: no negative impact on US trades

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • Platou bid for ACM rebuffed
    Peter Anker offer inadequate but broking rivals hope to salvage co-operation deal from failed takeover offer.
  • Drunk captain held
    Danish navy officers find Russian asleep at helm after vessel spotted zigzagging in Baltic Sea.
  • Dongfang clears the clouds
    AIM-listed yard says reports of owner's run away and production shutdowns are wide of the mark.
  • DL breathes again
    Indonesian state owner tries to get off criticial list with new charter of Japanese bulker.
  • Classic paid to take a cape
    Swiss Marine's decision to pay charterer $10,000 to fix a capesize is a decent deal, Peter Weernink says.
  • Farstad inks quartet
    Norwegian offshore vessel owner finds work for two PSVs and two anchor handlers.
  • Court clears aframax discharge
    Trafigura says London court to retain proceeds from disputed Sudanese oil cargo while claims to ownership are settled.
  • PGS dips in the fourth
    Oslo-listed seismic outfit sees weaker final period despite racking up record multiclient late sales.
  • Sneaky seven for Yangzijiang
    Singapore-listed yard quietly books contracts for mixed bulker septet worth over $200m.
  • Guards charged with murder
    Two Italian military personnel from Dolphin Tanker vessel arrested over shooting of fishermen off India.
  • OSG abandons Title XI claim
    Troubled tanker owner has withdrawn its bid for state-backed funding after feds give plan the thumbs down.
  • Tanker foursome on the block
    Overseas Maritime Carriers is said to be disposing of a series of four modern chemical tankers.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • TNT stock bumps after acquisition bid from UPS
  • Faster runway exits promised for Newark
  • IAG cargo app goes live
  • Ports help Georgia land new Caterpillar plant
  • Inspectors stop bee threat at U.S. port
  • Money tightens for 2012 port security grants
  • Third port for Georgia?
  • NY shipper sentenced for illegal exports
  • SAP launches consumer app
  • NY/NJ port authority puts toll violators on notice

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2012
  • Prices lack direction in Rotterdam, Hamburg
    Piraeus bunker market 'so-so', a player told Bunkerworld.
  • Prices slightly firm in the Middle East
    Prompt deliveries tight in Fujairah.
  • A snapshot of 2011
    Overview of 2011 test helps determine which quality concerns may be hindering the supply of ISO 8217:2010 of compliant fuels.
  • Petromedia launches Bunkerworld iPhone App
    'Subscribers can have instant access to the latest news stories and prices, straight to their handset.'
  • Bunker prices mostly down in Asia
    Demand mixed across key Asian bunkering hubs on Monday.
  • Paper outlines methodology to predict marine engine performance
    Model can predict fuel oil consumption and NO(sub)x emissions with 95% confidence interval.
  • High bunker costs 'big worry' for shipping firms
    Shipping Corp of India's chairman expects recovery in shipping by mid-2013.
  • Tanker operator losses widen in Q4
    Even as bunker prices remained 'relatively stable' during the quarter.
  • Eco tankers could make 'significant difference' on owners' profitability
    Soaring bunker prices adds pressure on costs, highlighting advantages of fuel efficient ships, says shipbroker.
  • Long term biofuel demand could 'radically alter' fuel market
    Biofuel demand to increase from $82.7 billion in 2011 to $185.3 billion by 2021, says Pike Research.
  • Gas engine technology marks 'new era' for shipping industry
    MAN Diesel commemorates 100-year anniversary of the M/S Selandia - the first ocean-going ship which used diesel instead of coal.
  • Sri Lankan supplier to upgrade Trincomalee storage facility
    Various steps for upgrading works are 'under way,' with the first phase to complete in two-three years, says LIOC Managing Director.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
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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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