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February 23, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • No smooth sailing for survivors of Costa Concordia disaster
    When Walter Alderfer learnt last month about the Costa Concordia shipwreck off Italy, it brought back bad memories.
  • GPS users, beware of jammers and spoofers
    Satellite navigation systems are at risk from criminals, terrorists or even just bored teenagers, with the potential to cause major incidents from maritime disasters to chaos in financial markets, leading experts warned yesterday.
  • More armed guards on ships, navy presence deter pirates
    When tanker master Miro Alibasic takes one of his company's vast ships across the Indian Ocean, he likes to have all the firepower he can get on board.

Sched Netweb site
  • OOCL: Introduction of ISO security container seal requirement delayed
  • Taiwan 5.4pc box growth to 13.4 million TEU in 2011 tops Singapore, HK
  • China's heir apparent, Vice President Xi Jinping, visits Los Angeles port
  • Danaos posts profit increase of 454pc to US$13.4 million in 2011
  • China logistics value up 18.5pc last year to US$1.33 trillion in 2011
  • Alashankou trade value soars 46.5pc to US$17.4 billion in 2011
  • Despite criticism, PANYNJ volume increases 4pc to 5.5 million TEU in 2011
  • Jiangsu province builds 20 berths, adds 90 million tonnes capacity in 2012
  • Port of Charleston dredging receives extra US$2.5 million in funding
  • Kerry Logistics acquires Spanish unit, aims to help sell Spain to Asia
  • Colombo container volume growth up 3pc to 4,262,887 TEU in 2011
  • Durban volume up 7.3pc to 2.5 million TEU, SA up 9pc to 4.4 million TEU
  • Jakarta's Tanjunk Pirok container terminal able to dock 6,000-TEU ships
  • Envirotainer wins International Quality & Productivity Centre award
  • APL Logistics devises new shipment planning method through IT upgrade
  • FedEx enhances Asian reach to Middle East - from Afghanistan to Oman
  • AirNet Cargo Charter Services re-brands, re-aligns its express mission
  • Changi cargo falls, but passenger numbers rise on Chinese New Year
  • Newark Liberty airport spends US$80 to upgrade runway to speed turnarounds

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Brent oil hovers around $ 120 on supply disruptions
  • MANSA assures support to new MbPT Chairman
  • Mark of a man: Tributes continue to pour in for Chotubhai
  • OEL vessel completes 200 voyages on Cochin-Colombo shuttle
  • SITL India 2012 from today
  • Anti-dumping duty likely on chemical from Israel, Taiwan
  • Maize exports seen to perk up in coming days
  • RBI raises forex limit for imports sans documents to $5,000

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • Hanjin losing business
    Hanjin Shipping, South Korea's largest shipping company, slid deep into the red in 2011. The carrier's operating and net losses amounted to around EUR 332 million and EUR 555 milli...
  • Shanghai retains top slot
    Shanghai (China) managed to retain its position as the world's largest container port in 2011. The port loaded or discharged 31.7 million teu, whilst its biggest rival Singapore li...
  • airBaltic postal cargo up 24% in winter
    Latvia's national carrier airBaltic reported that its volume of airmail grew to 1.37 million kg in November and December 2011 and January 2012. This equates to 24% more than the sa...
  • HGV manufacturer MAN posts record turnover
    The German truck manufacturer MAN posted a record turnover of EUR 13.6 billion (+19%) in business year 2011, and sold a total of 155,520 vehicles. The company's forecast for 2012 i...
  • Renault Truck Commercial in UK invests in new vans
    The UK company Renault Truck Commercials has invested EUR 360,000 in a fleet of 22 Renault Master and Kangoo vans. With the vehicles the company plans to enhance customer service a...
  • PIA finalizes order for five B777-300ERs
    The US aerospace giant Boeing and Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) announced a firm order for five B777-300ER (extended range) airplanes. Valued at nearly USD 1.5 billion...
  • UIC launches SATLOC in Romania
    The International Union of Railways (UIC), together with the European Commission and the European Global Navigation Satellite System Agency, launched the SATLOC project in Bra...
  • New container hub in Czechia
    Metrans, a rail subsidiary of the German service provider Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA), is expanding its transport network in Central and Eastern Europe by the constructi...
  • DSV lifts turnover and profit in 2011
    DSV A/S, the international transport and logistics service provider headquartered in Br'ndby (Denmark), boosted its consolidated turnover from DKK 42.56 billion (around EUR 5.73 bi...
  • Karl Gross banking on Egypt
    Karl Gross Internationale Spedition GmbH, a Bremen (Germany)-based forwarding company, has jointly entrusted the Egyptian trades region to Philipp Küffner and Yussuf Belmikdam. To ...
  • Etihad Airways introduces lightweight cargo containers
    UAE-based Etihad Airways and its unit load device (ULD) partner Jettainer have embarked on a programme to replace 3,000 containers from the original aluminium ULD fleet with enviro...
  • Norbert Dentressangle investing in Ireland
    The French logistics and transport company Norbert Dentressangle has established a new subsidiary company in order to grow its business in Ireland. With existing operations in Dubl...
  • Time Matters opens new sameday air station in Aberdeen
    Time Matters, the expert for global special speed logistics, consistently continues to expand its sameday air network. Effective immediately, the Scottish airport Aberdeen (ABZ) is...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • Britain to order Naval auxiliary tankers from Korean shipyard
  • PSV to have world's first shipboard DC power grid
  • Gladding-Hearn delivers pilot boat for Virginia
  • Four more bodies found from Costa Concordia
  • Elcano orders MAN Diesel & Turbo propulsion packages

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • Port of Tacoma sees gains in container count for January
  • Inchcape Shipping opening joint venture in Saudi Arabia
  • NOL Group reports net loss for 2011
  • Cargill Limited closing Winnipeg grain facility
  • NOL Group renews deal with Union Pacific railroad

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • Somaliland clears return of convicted pirates
    LAWMAKERS in Somaliland have reportedly passed legislation that would allow for pirates convicted abroad to be transported back to the breakaway enclave
  • NOL posts $478M in losses
    SINGAPORE'S NOL today posted $478M in losses for 2011, reversing 2010's $461M in profits
  • China LNG imports soar 60% in January
    IMPORTS of LNG to China soared to 1
  • Coustas cites liner 'drain'
    NYSE-listed box ship lessor Danaos has returned to profits in its latest quarter results, but the corporation also warned about tenuous market conditions ahead
  • Ultimate slip-up by JFC
    RUSSIA'S biggest banana importer JFC, owned by a St Petersburg ballet impresario, has filed for bankruptcy
  • $900M of drugs smuggled via Africa
    THE UN Office on Drugs & Crime has estimated that South American cartels are generating $900M per year from shipping cocaine through Africa
  • Drybulk snarls drop
    DRYBULK port congestion has dropped to year-to-date lows, thanks to substantial easing in Australia and China
  • Shell, Vela lock in MR tankers
    SHELL and Vela have locked in MR tankers, brokers said, continuing the trend of period hires for medium-range products tankers
  • Rizhao bond issue raises $78M
    RIZHAO'S port announced today it has closed its latest bond issue
  • Wilmar, ADM join forces
    SINGAPORE'S commodity trader Wilmar International today said it plans to collaborate with Archer Daniels Midland Co in ocean freight and fertiliser purchasing and distribution
  • Asciano's profits jump
    AUSTRALIAN port and rail operator Asciano today said its half-yearly profits jumped despite last year's strikes at its stevedoring unit Patrick
  • MSC's ULCS fleet dwarves Maersk's
    EVEN AS the box sector has its eyes on Maersk's Triple-E ships, MSC - the second-biggest container shipper - has been quietly increasing its fleet

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • DOT Awards KCS $54.6 Million Loan for 30 Locomotives
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday awarded Kansas City Southern a $54.6 million loan to buy 30 new diesel-electric locomotives....
  • Rotterdam Port Strike Ends After Three Weeks
    Dock workers on Wednesday suspended a three-week campaign of rolling wildcat strikes at APM Terminals container facility in Rotterdam that...
  • Strong Demand Boosts Heavy Truck Backlog
    The backlog of Class 8 trucks on order rose to 125,200 units in January, the biggest backlog since last July,...
  • Two Carriers Start Joint China-Thailand Loop
    OOCL and Regional Container Lines are teaming up to start a vessel-sharing service between China and Thailand in March. ...
  • Maersk Drops Option to Order Last 10 Triple-E Ships
    The decision by Maersk Line not to exercise an option to order another 10 mega-containerships with capacities of 18,000 20-foot...
  • LA Port Urges Supreme Court to Uphold Clean-Trucks Ruling
    The upholding of four of the concession requirements in the Port of Los Angeles' clean-trucks plan by U.S. Court of...
  • NOL Renews UP Contract for Intermodal Transport
    NOL Group renewed its contract with Union Pacific for U.S. rail transport of containerized cargo carried by APL, it liner...
  • Container Exports Dipped 0.2 Percent Last Quarter
    Weak volumes to Europe and the Mediterranean caused U.S. containerized exports to dip 0.2 percent in the fourth quarter, providing...
  • APL Parent Lost $478 Million in 2011
    APL's parent NOL Group lost $478 million last year, reversing a $461 million profit in 2010, as high fuel costs...
  • Danaos Swings to Profit, Projects Weaker Charter Market
    Danaos reported net income of $9.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 against a year earlier loss of $8.9...
  • Maersk to Raise Asia-Latin America Rates
    Maersk Line imposed a new round of general rate increases on its Far East Asia services, effective March 15. ...
  • Port of Tacoma Traffic Rose 8 Percent in January
    International container volume at the Port of Tacoma in January increased 8 percent year-over-year, as imports surged 12.4 percent at...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • CAI's container rental revenue soars in 2011
    CAI International is the latest marine container lessor to announce bumper results for its fiscal year ending 2011, with turnover up 64% to USD106.7 million and ...
  • Liners face more grief from higher bunker costs
    With disastrous 2011 results in the liner container industry partly blamed on year-on-year 30% plus increases in fuel costs, the outlook for ocean carriers is not ...
  • Seattle port trucker protest resolved
    A protest by an estimated three to four hundred truck drivers at the port of Seattle in the Pacific North West over pay and safety issues has ...
  • Durban's performance improves
    Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), which is in the midst of programme designed to eradicate congestion at the Pier 2 facility at Durban Container Terminal (DCT), has ...
  • NOL hit by near half a billion dollar loss
    Worse-than-expected results for the final three months of last year propelled Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines [NOL] to a thumping USD478 million net loss for 2011. ...
  • DSV performs well in 2011
    The Danish forwarder DSV performed well financially in 2011, despite Europe's economy slowing down in the second half of the year. Revenue for the year increased ...
  • Rena: complex salvage continues
  • Tenerife gets new terminal operator
    The Port Authority of Santa Cruz de Tenerife has appointed OHL Concessions and Maritime Group Davila to operate the new container terminal in the East Dock area ...
  • Critical point for idled fleet
    With the latest laid-up box tonnage report from Alphaliner showing just a marginal increase in the past two weeks to 288 ships, from the end-January 286, and with ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • Allied fuel dispute ignites
    Globus Maritime forced to pay Dimitris Marinis-controlled charterer's overdue bunker bills following supramax seizure.
  • Sterne guru survives the cut
    New York shipping sage shifts gears as another US investment bank torpedoes coverage of stocks tied to troubled sectors.
  • Creditors blast GMR bailout
    Peter Georgiopoulos-led tanker owner under fire as lawyers attempt to sink Oaktree-backed reorganisation proposal.
  • Ezion to tap markets?
    Singapore-listed offshore owner tipped to launch fundraiser as it eyes expansion.
  • ADM inks alliance
    US agricultural titan teams up with Wilmar International in a bid to enhance purchasing power and improve fleet management.
  • Four more bodies found
    Divers begin operation to recover more victims of Costa Concordia tragedy off Italy.
  • NOL to swing the axe
    Massive cost cuts on the way following Singapore-listed containership owner's deepest ever quarterly reversal.
  • Miclyn Express on the march
    ASX-listed offshore owner continues charge with a huge rise in earnings and sales across the board.
  • SPO snatches Seabed
    Singapore offshore player takes over Hans Martin Gravdal's one-vessel operation.
  • Genco tipped for funding run
    New York-listed bulker owner could look for $50m equity issue to help with loan repayments, analyst says.
  • Ezion bags another
    Singapore-listed owner secures a service rig deal worth over $100m as it announces a successful year.
  • Scorpio shuffles the pack
    Monaco-based tanker owner adds to orderbook, charters in fresh tonnage and confirms three ship disposals.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • Proposed Georgia port aimed at bulk
  • Echo Global profit up 43% in 2011
  • Suri joins cargo-partner in India
  • APL sinks to big 2011 loss
  • Cheetah's mobile platform updates Ward
  • U.S. Customs eyes two more CEEs by October
  • Drewry: Expect reliability to fall as rates rise
  • U.S.-South Korea FTA enters force March 15
  • Containership charter market in "breakeven mode"
  • CBP proposes changes to in-bond rules

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2012
  • NOL posts $478 million net loss for 2011
    Reverses 2010 profits as average bunker prices rose 33% and overcapacity hit freight rates, outlook remains uncertain.
  • Prices firm across the board
    Icy conditions easing in Hamburg port.
  • Prices firm in Middle East, down in South Africa
    All fuel grades firmer in Fujairah.
  • 'Timing is not right' for MBMs
    Round Table of international shipping associations say high fuel costs are already encouraging shipowners to become more energy efficient.
  • 2012 Bunker Lunch highest attended to date
    Around 160 guests enjoy IP week's first marine fuel industry networking opportunity and launch of the Bunkerworld iPhone App.
  • MBMs high on agenda at upcoming MEPC meeting
    IMO committee will continue to consider a number of proposals for market-based measures to reduce GHG emissions from international shipping.
  • Indian bunker supplier sees upgrade in ratings
    Improvement in ratings due to 'improved profitability and favourable capital structure,' says ratings agency.
  • Mid-week bunker prices firming in Asian ports
    Slack demand at key Asian bunker ports on Wednesday.
  • Liner segment pulls down SCI profits in Q3
    Losses in liner segment blamed on weak charter rates and high bunker bills.
  • Emulsion fuel 'soon' to be publicly traded commodity
    Emulsion fuel a strong, cohesive alternative fuel source, says Next Alternative, Inc.
  • New bulker design cuts fuel consumption, NOx emissions
    Sinopacific Shipbuilding's new class of bulkers can operate on all grades of fuel, including ultra low sulphur distillates.
  • International Bunkering opens Singapore office
    'Natural step' to move even closer to one of its main markets, says CEO Carsten Ladekjaer.
  • Ten 'fuel efficient' diesel-electric PSVs ordered
    Swire Pacific and Northstar Shipping orders 'design for purpose' vessels at shipyards in Brazil, Japan and Spain.
  • Hong Kong fuel oil imports decline 20% in 2011
    Bunker business in Hong Kong facing 'strong' competition from Shenzhen, local players say.
  • Brightoil in move to capture growth
    Agreements with affiliate reflect the company's strategy to capture expected growth in the marine fuel business.
  • Lanka IOC posts slightly higher quarterly profit
    'Profits have been realised in lubricants, bunker and bitumen sales,' says company managing director.
  • Americas market subdued on European debt concerns
    Americas market remains flat as crude fell on speculation that fuel demand will falter as Europe continues to struggle with its debt crisis.

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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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
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
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
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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