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February 22, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Rising risk of major spills as bigger ships built
    THOUGH oil spills from accidents at sea are on the decline, the building of bigger ships means more catastrosphic spills in the future, said London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a UK-based marine and offshore consultancy yesterday.
  • LNG tanker rates surge on Japanese demand
    Rates for tankers hauling liquefied natural gas are rising for a third year as expanding Japanese demand for the fuel attracts cargoes from the Atlantic, extending voyages at a time of shipping capacity shortages.
  • Closing Hormuz will halve Iraq oil exports
    Iraq could lose more than half of its oil-exporting capability if neighbouring Iran shuts the vital Strait of Hormuz shipping lane, Iraq's planning minister said, adding no immediate alternatives would make up the shortfall.
  • Indian shipping firms will lose insurance due to Iran sanctions
  • NITC to pay back BNP Paribas loans
  • A new green era in shipping
Strait Talk
  • Can owners keep getting more ships built and ignore oversupply?
    THIS is a busy week for International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Spyros Polemis. On Monday, he made a speech at the FT World Shipping Congress in Athens. Tomorrow, he will chair a session at The Economist's World Oceans Summit here in Singapore.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Rising risk of major spills as bigger ships built
    THOUGH oil spills from accidents at sea are on the decline, the building of bigger ships means more catastrosphic spills in the future, said London Offshore Consultants (LOC), a UK-based marine and offshore consultancy yesterday.
  • LNG tanker rates surge on Japanese demand
    Rates for tankers hauling liquefied natural gas are rising for a third year as expanding Japanese demand for the fuel attracts cargoes from the Atlantic, extending voyages at a time of shipping capacity shortages.
  • Closing Hormuz will halve Iraq oil exports
    Iraq could lose more than half of its oil-exporting capability if neighbouring Iran shuts the vital Strait of Hormuz shipping lane, Iraq's planning minister said, adding no immediate alternatives would make up the shortfall.
  • Indian shipping firms will lose insurance due to Iran sanctions
  • NITC to pay back BNP Paribas loans
  • A new green era in shipping
Strait Talk
  • Can owners keep getting more ships built and ignore oversupply?
    THIS is a busy week for International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) chairman Spyros Polemis. On Monday, he made a speech at the FT World Shipping Congress in Athens. Tomorrow, he will chair a session at The Economist's World Oceans Summit here in Singapore.

Sched Netweb site
  • USAC to increase Asia to US east coast rates in March and again in May
  • MSC may overtake Maersk in battle for giant box ships to gain market share
  • Reality check: Asia-Europe conditions induce Maersk cut capacity 9pc
  • 2,800 kilometres of Yangtze dredged to 4m downstream and 2.7m upstream
  • Fujian-Taiwan direct cargo shipping volume up, but value down in January
  • Rotterdam to ease port access with 550-metre channel widened by 240 metres
  • Beihai port's January container throughput up 23pc
  • Global economic survey shows recovery, but Asian results expected to lag
  • CN sets US$1.76 billion capital budget in 2012 to maintain network
  • Hijacked Panama-flagged ro-ro ship said to become pirates' mothership
  • Landstar System posts 22pc hike in quarterly sales to US$717.5 million
  • Singapore's CWT Globelink extends reach with new UK office opening
  • Dachser Transport of America becomes Lufthansa Cargo's global partner
  • Atlas Air quarterly profit off 24pc to US$41 million, overall sales up 8pc
  • Ozar airport in India fails to attract air freight operators

Exim Indiaweb site
  • APM Terminals Inland Services conducts safety awareness workshop
  • Siddharth Chakravarty: From merchant navy officer to conservation & environment crusader
  • The industry pays its respects to a true stalwart
  • Uniworld Logistics completes 10 successful years
  • Govt likely to persist with 18.5 pc MAT on SEZs
  • Oil Ministry wants tax exemption for payment to Iran
  • PPP draft rules could draw investors : ADB
  • Section of Commerce Ministry reportedly favours doing away with curbs on sugar exports
  • Task force to be set up to promote exports: Spices Board
  • Traders not enthused by cut in onion MEP to $ 125/t

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Calogi's express handling module to digitise courier business
    The Middle East air cargo portal Calogi has added a new paper-free module to its range of supply chain products to simplify the courier business. The new feature, rolled out in Dub...
  • AMI Perth moves to new premises
    The Perth (Western Australia) division of AMI - one of the world's largest airfreight and express trade-only wholesalers - has relocated to new premises on Airport Park 1, adjacent...
  • UASC with its own agency company in UK
    The United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) recently announced that, with effect from 1 January, its operations in the United Kingdom began running under a new company that is 100% who...
  • Itella: higher revenues, but operating loss in 2011
    The Finnish postal and logistics operator Itella Logistics has announced an operating loss of EUR 5.9 million in 2011, compared to an operating profit of EUR 32.4 million in 2010. ...
  • Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions secures order in LNG sector
    Norway-based Wilhelmsen Technical Solutions (WTS) has received a landmark order to supply inert gas generator systems for five LNG carriers under construction in South Korea. The W...
  • Alaska Air Group to get new CEO in May 2012
    The Alaska Air Group recently announced that Bill Ayer, its chairman and chief executive officer, will retire as CEO of Air Group and its subsidiary carriers, Alaska Airlines and H...
  • Golf pro George Coetzee unveiled as new GAC brand ambassador
    The South African professional golfer George Coetzee is the latest sportsman to join global shipping, logistics and marine services provider GAC's stable of brand ambassadors. Coet...
  • Germany: trucks to pay road charges from August
    Trucks of 12 t and over will be obliged to pay a road charging fee of EUR 0.17 on Germany's motorways and trunk roads from 1 August this year. The country's government hopes this w...
  • Fastest train scanner now in service in Rotterdam
    The world's fastest train scanner recently went into service at the port of Rotterdam (Netherlands). The Dutch Customs selects containers for scanning on the basis of a risk analys...
  • MidCargo becomes CFL cargo Sverige
    CFL cargo SA and Svensk Tågkraft AB have joined forces to develop rail freight transport between Scandinavia and the rest of Europe through joint ownership of the Swedish rail frei...
  • Kerry Logistics takes full control of operations in Spain
    Kerry Logistics, a leading global logistics services provider, has completed the acquisition of its former Spanish joint-venture, Kerry Salvat Logistics SA, through a buy-out of th...
  • Kervan Tur and Balkanexpress agree to collaborate
    The Turkish logistics provider Kervantur Logistics, headquartered in Tuzla/Istanbul, and Balkanexpress, a Polish logistics company based in Czechowice-Dziedzice, have signed a coop...
  • TNT Express receives unsolicited offer from UPS
    TNT Express (Netherlands)has received an unsolicited non-binding and conditional proposal from the US-based United Parcel Service (UPS) for the acquisition of the whole of the issu...
  • IAG Cargo launch phone application
    IAG Cargo, the umbrella organisation of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, has launched an innovative free iPhone and Android phone application (app), which allows custo...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Huntington Ingalls appoints VP of customer relations for Ingalls Shipbuilding
  • OSHA cites Jeffboat for nine safety violations
  • Eastern Shipbuilding leases 20 acre site in Port St. Joe
  • OSD wins design orders for ten Platform Supply Vessels
  • Polish shipyard to build second wind farm installation jack-up
  • Class NK issues guidelines for gas-fueled ships
  • Damen Shipyards builds modular dock for Djibouti

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Homeland Security Department offering grant application kits
  • Diana takes delivery of Panamax container ship
  • Bill Ayer to retire as Alaska Air Group CEO
  • Federal Maritime Commission collects $490,000 in civil penalties
  • BNSF earmarks $3.9 billion for 2012 capital commitment program

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • High LNG spot rates threaten benefits of arbitrage
    Shipping no longer a passive tool, says Vauthier
  • Industry work patterns 'can no longer be justified', says Nautilus
    'Foolish' owners and operators ignore study's findings at their peril, warns Graveson
  • Asleep on watch: the facts
    Key preliminary findings of Project Horizon
  • Time for shipping to face up to fatigue
    Breakthrough research shows extent of problem
  • Battle fatigue grips container shipping
    Carriers have stopped chasing market share at all costs, but have they left it too late?
  • Shippers praises carriers for adapting to true competition
    Lobby group says EU liner regime is effective
  • Industry needs to share the ferry vision
    Balancing regulatory ideals with reality is a common cause not a combat mission
  • The sound and the fury
    Enrica Lexie killings are a legal and political minefield
  • Subletting of LNG carriers has softened charter rates
    High inventory levels in Japan also contribute to lower prices
  • Shipping to push for government incentives on exhaust cleaning
    UK Chamber of Shipping organises first talks with scrubber makers and regulators to find solution to low sulphur rule impasse
  • New Baltic Sea pipeline opens for business
    Brokers report Sovcomflot aframax will be the first ship to load from the BPS2 at Ust-Luga
  • Indian police to search Enrica Lexie and seize weapons
    Diplomatic row continues as Italian foreign minister prepares to fly to India
  • Courts are slow to imply terms into contracts
    A recent case serves as a useful reminder that the courts are slow to imply terms into contracts
  • Clyde & Co's Asia push led by Nash move to Singapore
    Number of regional partners nearly doubles in a year
  • Greece must look to shipping to haul itself out of the doldrums
    Seafarer nation can secure more jobs if only government will listen
  • Shell demands more flexibility for LNG operations
    Oil major will expand chartered fleet
  • Hutchison offshoot is given three months to improve productivity at Dar es Salaam
    Regulator asks for better box crane handling
  • Hutchison Port Holdings Trust posts lower-than-forecast quarterly results
    Port giant misses full-year growth target for container throughput
  • Market sees mini capesize boom
    Mid-size bulkers balance capacity with access to shallow Southeast Asia ports
  • Suezmax sells at firm price after weeks on market
    Monte Granada had earlier been reported withdrawn
  • Heavylift BBC launches liner service
    Fortnightly Asia-Europe schedule can offer inducement calls
  • DSV forecasts 4%-5% growth in sea freight volumes for 2012
    Volumes rose just 3% in 2011
  • NITC repays BNP Paribas and switches P&I cover
    Japan P&I and Chinese insurers ready to take up EU sanctions slack
  • Golar revenues up in fourth quarter
    Annual results reflect improved vessel utilisation
  • Southeast Asia to drive LNG demand for next decade
    Singapore a potential trading hub
  • Panamax owners are subsidising operating costs on Atlantic voyages
    Brokers fear bulk carrier market is heading towards the negative earnings seen in the tanker sector last year as the fleet grows
  • Seafarers lives must come first
    Thursday's conference on the future of Somalia must tackle the tragedy of hostage-taking
  • Dongfang Shipbuilding and local government play down default fears
    Yueqing City says it will help the AIM-listed firm
  • National Container Co restarts box handling at Illichivsk
    Agreement reached with Ukrainian state-owned port after three-year absence and lengthy legal battle
  • The clue is in the name
    Many major ship financiers are keen to reduce exposure to shipping - even Deutsche Schiffsbank, whose name means German Ships Bank, wants to reduce its shipping portfolio

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Harren, JP Morgan share heavy lifting
    JP MORGAN Asset Management and German shipowner/manager Harren & Partner said today that they are planning a joint fleet of heavy-lift vessels
  • Golar LNG bullish after strong 2011
    TIGHT supply of shipping capacity and strong demand helped Golar LNG to report strong figures for both final quarter and full-year 2011
  • Yangzijiang unveils $206.2M in orders
    CHINESE shipbuilder Yangzijiang said it has won $206.2M worth of new orders since January 2012
  • OSG faces loan squeeze
    NYSE-LISTED shares of OSG could face headwinds today after its US Title XI funding setback
  • HPH Trust outperforms its own forecast
    HPH Trust today exceeded its own forecast in its 2011 results and confirmed a dividend payout
  • Changes seen for Indonesian LNG
    INDONESIA'S LNG exports under long-term contracts will gradually decline between 2012 and 2020, according to IHS World Markets Energy
  • A big Capesize for free
    CLASSIC Maritime has paid nothing to hire a Capesize, with the ship's operator SwissMarine paying $10,000 per day of the charterer's fuel costs
  • More small box ships seen being auctioned
    MORE SMALL box ships might go under the hammer soon, a brokerage has warned, as banks lose patience with struggling borrowers in today's weak charter market
  • ACM rejects Platou offer
    ACM SHIPPING, the listed London shipbroker, has rejected a possible offer from Norwegian shipbroker and investment bank RS Platou
  • ICAP Shipping buys Island
    ICAP SHIPPING, ICAP plc's shipping arm, said today it has acquired Singapore's Island Shipbrokers
  • Charterers pounce on low box ship rates
    BOX SHIP chartering has picked up, but brokers told Fairplay today that charterers are merely seizing opportunities presented by low rates
  • Bumi Armada seen as 'sweet spot'
    MALAYSIA'S FPSO specialist Bumi Armada plans to unveil record profits of 379M ringgit ($125.46M) when it posts 2011 results this week, CIMB Securities said today

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Diesel Prices Hit 11-Week High as Oil Prices Jump
    Diesel prices across the United States hit an 11-week high in the week ending Feb. 20, rising 1.7 cents as...
  • Customs' Allen Says Funding Needed to Expand ACE
    Customs and Border Protection has $140 million to operate and maintain a commercial trade processing system, but there's no money...
  • Expeditors Profit Falls 4 Percent on Weak Peak Season
    Expeditors International of Washington said a weak peak season for imports pulled fourth quarter profit down 4 percent year-over-year to...
  • Italy-India Tensions Escalate Over Fishermen Killing
    A bitter diplomatic confrontation appears to be brewing between India and Italy over the arrest of two Italian armed ship...
  • China to Expand Port Bordering North Korea
    China plans to spend $3 billion to build a three-pier terminal in a special economic zone bordering North Korea and...
  • US Export Growth to China Will Outpace Imports, Report Says
    U.S. exports to China will rise at a faster rate than imports during the next five years, aided by an...
  • Analyst Says New Vitran Chief Could Lead Recovery
    Canadian-based less-than-truckload carrier Vitran may be headed back toward profitability after naming a new president for its ailing U.S. operations....
  • Kerry Logistics Acquires Spanish Joint Venture
    Kerry Logistics said the acquisition of its former joint venture in Spain will allow customers in the country's poor performing...
  • Diana Adds Eighth Container Ship, Plans to Buy Another
    Diana Containerships said it took delivery on Feb. 17 of the APL Sardonyx, a container ship with a capacity of...
  • MSC Set to Grab Asia-Europe Business From Maersk, Report Says
    Mediterranean Shipping is set to significantly increase its share of Asia-Europe container traffic in 2012 at the expense of market...
  • MSC to Raise Trans-Pacific Rates Mid-March
    Mediterranean Shipping announced it will increase all freight rates on its eastbound service from Asia to the U.S. and Canada...
  • TNT Focuses on Europe Amid Rising Losses, UPS Takeover Bid
    TNT Express, the Dutch express delivery company in takeover negotiations with UPS, plans to refocus on its core European market,...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Is China's economic rise a covert threat to the west?
    China's stunning growth from a poor stagnant country to the world's second-biggest economy in less than 30-years - and predicted to overtake the US by 2018 - is ...
  • Xu quits Cosco
    In a note to the Shanghai Stock Exchange yesterday, Cosco Shipping Company - a unit of the state-owned China Ocean Shipping - announced the surprise resignation ...
  • ISS sets up in Venezuela
    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), one of the world's leading providers of maritime services, has expanded its global network by opening its first office in Venezuela.The ...
  • Non-lethal weapons are a deterrent to pirates
  • NCC take back control of Illichivsk
    In accordance with Odessa's Regional Court of Appeal's ruling at the end of last year, NCC's Ukrainian subsidiary Ukrtranscontainer (UTC) resumed control of Illichivsk's ...
  • Strike-affected Sokhna reopened
    The labour dispute that rocked the Egyptian Red Sea port of Sohkna recently and led to servere disruption and loss of cargo is over.This followed meetings over ...
  • Ports of Auckland: management and dockers remain entrenched
    A week-long strike beginning Friday [February 24], back-to-back with another seven day stoppage from March 2, suggests that the increasingly bitter dispute between ...
  • China: a 'reliable friend' to Ireland
    In something of a scoop for the Irish Republic, Vice-President [and heir apparent to the presidency] Xi Jinping, stopped off in Ireland on his way back from a week-long ...
  • Greece gets its new bail-out
    After 13 hours of intense talks - finishing in the early hours of this morning - the 17 eurozone finance ministers have finally agreed the terms for the EUR130 ...
  • Thailand's economy to bounce-back
    After the devastating flooding of last year which covered two-thirds of the country, took the lives of more than 800 people, and stymied manufacturing, it was no ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Danaos sheds the red
    New York-quoted containership owner's quarterly profit overshadowed by chief executive's grim market forecast.
  • Cargill courts MR sisters
    Greek owner poised to pocket $36m as commodities giant ties up chemical carrier newbuildings for three years, brokers say.
  • BBC campaign continues
    Turmoil in the heavylift market fails to derail German giant's expansion crusade as it unveils another freshly minted loop.
  • Liquidity steals the spotlight
    Asset sales and equity exercises increasingly likely for Morten Arntzen-led owner following failed Title XI loan bid, analyst says.
  • Greek newbuilds find a home
    Carras Hellas and Target Marine bag period deals with big-name charters for freshly arrived panamaxes.
  • Storm halts tanker salvage
    Fuel pumping halted off Sakhalin as bad weather moves in around grounded Karakumneft.
  • Freeze fires GMLP dividend
    Golar Partners' profit passes its parent's in Q4 as vessel dropdown spurs payout.
  • STX Europe romps home
    Korean-owned shipbuilder produces impressive final charge to end the year on a high.
  • Seypec "financially sound"
    Indian Ocean tanker owner says it will "forge on" despite racking up losses from tough markets.
  • Hochtief back for more
    German owner orders another heavy-lift ship at Poland's Crist for wind-farm installation work.
  • Yards running on half a tank
    Newbuilding orders reached only 50% of global capacity in 2011 despite prices dropping by a tenth, RS Platou says.
  • PDZ still going strong
    Kuala Lumpur-listed owner continues profit drive as container volumes rise.
  • ICAP buys Island Shipbrokers
    London broker back on the acquisition trail with deal to take over Singapore tanker and S&P specialist.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • ICS chairman calls for shipbuilding moratorium
  • Expeditors' 4Q results reflect weak demand
  • TCC wins key decision in MQC claims pursuit
  • Improved productivity at APMT Callao terminal
  • Maersk drops more West-Med hub calls
  • MSC raising Black Sea/East Med export rates
  • NY port hits record container volume in 2011
  • LaHood's son caught in Egyptian power struggle
  • IBM buys Worklight for mobility strategy
  • TNT reports $230 million 4Q loss

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2012
  • Fujairah prices soften
    Durban market also softened slightly.
  • Prices diverging at key European ports
    Quiet markets reported in Rotterdam and Hamburg.
  • New IBIA Board members elected
    Chairman-elect welcomes new Board members during annual dinner.
  • ClassNK releasing guidelines for gas fuelled ships
    Requirements for safe design in the guidelines are based on the current draft of the IMO's IGF Code.
  • Australasia bunker demand growing
    Increase in commodity trade and further growth in cruise industry driving demand across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, says O.W. Bunker.
  • IFO prices weakening across major Asian hubs
    Demand mixed at major Asian bunkering hubs on Tuesday.
  • 'No plans' for Japanese bunker barge newbuilds
    Banks reportedly not willing to finance barge owners amid diminishing bunker sales.
  • Voyage charters to get new slow steaming clause
    Slow steaming clause for voyage charters 'more complex' than time charter version, says BIMCO.
  • Cargo arrivals easing tight IFO supplies in Colombo
    Three major suppliers delivering replenishment stocks to Colombo this week.
  • Rolls-Royce: LNG fuel becoming 'popular choice' for vessels
    LNG to become 'realistic choice' after development of bunkering infrastructure.
  • South China faces 'severe' shortage of blendstocks
    Limited residue output from Guangdong refiners squeezing feedstock volumes.
  • Shipping industry needs 'moratorium on new orders'
    ICS Chairman also urges shipyards to 'cooperate fully' with shipowners in design and construction of future vessels.
  • Americas markets quiet as US celebrates holiday
    Markets flat as US celebrates Presidents Day.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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