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February 24, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • 7.6% annual growth seen for Asia-Pac logistics markets
    Research firm Frost & Sullivan has forecast 7.6 per cent annual growth for 12 Asia-Pacific transportation and logistics (T&L) markets, reaching US$4.09 trillion in 2016.
  • 50% of dry-bulk carrier orders could be canned
    As many as 50 per cent of commodity carriers on order at yards worldwide may never be built after 56 per cent of new dry-bulk vessels didn't enter service in January as scheduled, according to Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd.
  • Bulk-ship operators get aggressive as costs dip
    Operators of ships that haul dry-bulk commodities are 'more aggressive' in reaching agreements with customers to employ vessels amid a glut of carriers, said ICAP Shipping International Ltd.

Sched Netweb site
  • Shanghai's January container volume declines 3pc to 2.6 million TEU
  • Maersk hikes: US$400/TEU, FE-west coast Latin America, $560/TEU to Caribbean
  • OOCL, RCL offer Shanghai, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Bangkok loop from March 4
  • Singapore's NOL suffers US$478 loss as revenues fall 2pc to $9.21 billion
  • Court backs TCC, authorising suit for failure to meet cargo commitments
  • Auckland dockers' two-week strikes divert cargo to rival Tauranga
  • Alashankou railway checkpoint January trade volume tops million tonnes
  • Tacoma container volume increases 2.3pc to 1.49 million TEU in 2011
  • Inner Mongolia to spend US$7.94 billion building 30 inter-provincial roads
  • Wuhan to optimise inland port function with more trade convenience
  • Expeditors 2011 profit rises 12pc to US$385.7 million, revenue up 3pc
  • Maersk's man in India blasts crippling cabotage laws, ruinous port fees
  • International Chamber of Shipping chief calls a halt for boxship building
  • Liquid chemical shipping line service aces tests between Taiwan and Ningbo
  • Asia Pacific transport, logistics to grow 7.6pc despite uncertainty: study
  • Wilson Roque launches logistics company from Brazilian Port of Itajai
  • Air China cargo volume slides 28.5pc to 73,300 tonnes in January
  • China Eastern Airlines cargo volume down 19pc to 97,200 tonnes in January
  • Singapore Airlines cuts 20 per cent capacity owing to softening demand

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Mega event backed by international & domestic trade organisations
  • Remembering Chotubhai
  • SPNM's networking event today
  • Uncertainty over freight rates takes futures market to new low
  • WWL Group enters 12th year of operations in India
  • NMPT box traffic registers new high
  • Port Pipavav records first full year of net profit
  • A 12-step guide to managing your money in 2012 - IV

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Germany okays Bulgarian und Romanian cabotage services
    Germany's Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) mandated the country's federal office for goods transport (BAG) to examine the effect that Bulgarian...
  • Leading UK companies repeat order for 1,000 Scania trucks
    Two UK-based companies - Eddie Stobart and A. W. Jenkinson Forest Products - have signed a joint-procurement agreement with Scania in the UK for 1,000 trucks. Scheduled for deliver...
  • CN investing in its rail network
    Canadian National Railway Company (CN) plans to invest CAD 1.75 billion (EUR 1.34 billion) in 2012 to maintain and upgrade its railway network, support growth and productivity init...
  • Logico hauls multimodal containers for Stobart Rail
    Logico, a division of Freightliner Ltd, the UK's largest intermodal rail freight operator, hauled a special train from Freightliner's Garston Terminal to Freightliner's South Wales...
  • Drewry opens office in Shanghai
    Drewry, a leading independent advisory and analytical research organisation in the maritime sector, is opening a new office in Shanghai (China). (it)
  • Somon Air introduces service to Ukraine
    Today (23 February), Tajikistan's Somon Air is launching a once per week service on the Dushanbe (Tajikistan) - Kiev (Ukraine) route. Starting 25 March, the airline will add the ne...
  • Inchcape Shipping Services to open offices in Venezuela and Saudi Arabia
    Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS), a leading maritime services provider, is set to open its first office in Venezuela. The facility, which will be located in Puerto La Cruz, will me...
  • Transfennica starting Bilbao-Tilbury service
    Transfennica has decided to add a weekly direct call to Tilbury (UK) from Bilbao (Spain) within the Iberia schedule, due to increased demand in the market. As from 24 February, the...
  • Despite denial UPS wants to take over TNT Express
    The US corporation United Parcel Services (UPS) wants to take over its Dutch counterpart, TNT Express, Europe's second largest parcel service provider. UPS, one of the world's larg...
  • Unikom acquires new navigation services
    Thomas Gunn Navigation Services has been awarded a new contract by the shipping management company Unicom to equip an additional 43 vessels with its outfit management service. Thom...
  • Jet Aviation: new sales directors in Zurich and Dusseldorf
    Jet Aviation recently appointed Micha Miketta and Peter Davidse as the new maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) sales directors in Dusseldorf (Germany) and Zurich (Switzerland)...
  • Jet Aviation Basel adds tail and wing dock for BBJ and A320 series aircraft
    Jet Aviation Basel has added a tail and wing-docking platform to its wide-body hangar, enabling complete access to all areas of an aircraft tail on all four levels, as well as full...
  • Kwintet relies on DB Schenker Logistics in Sweden
    Kwintet AB, the European supplier of professional workwear, has chosen DB Schenker Logistics as its strategic logistics partner in Sweden. Kwintet consolidated its warehousing acti...
  • DPD opens new parcel terminal in Estonia
    The parcel delivery company DPD has opened a new logistics centre in Estonia, featuring state-of-the-art sorting equipment. The new EUR 2 million terminal in the Rae Industrial Par...
  • Airports across Tanzania to be upgraded with European funding
    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the European Union's lending institution, is to provide EUR 50 million in long-term funding over 20 years to Tanzania. Improvement of five airpo...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • New York relents on ballast water reg deadline
  • Prosecutor adds Costa Crociere execs and crew members to investigation
  • BMT Nigel Gee designed patrol boat set for Arabian Gulf duties
  • Seacor swoops on Superior Energy liftboat fleet

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • International Trade Administration sees gains in US merchandise exports
  • Journal of Commerce/PIERS finds US box exports increasing
  • Port Angeles port board reviews work plan for 2012
  • MOL reports containership involved in open seas collision
  • Jensen Maritime Consultants expanding service offering

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Owners need assurances that new equipment will be reliable
    Shipowners need assurance that equipment will be reliable. Step forward, class societies and insurers
  • Ships can't fly
    Current plans for emissions trading systems look impossible to realise
  • Pressure grows on India to diversify oil supply
    Trouble ahead for country that relies on Iran for 10% of its needs
  • West African activity attracts ultra-deepwater drilling rigs
    Drilling rigs and support vessels finding work one year on from the start of Jubilee field production
  • Rig-sharing deals open up Norwegian waters
    Rig Management Norway creates co-operative arrangements to bridge the gap between asset owners' need for lengthy charters and the cost of increasing production in smaller fields
  • ExxonMobil sends single-hull tanker for recycling in China
    AIS data indicates vessel heading to a southern province
  • Landmark DryShips Chinese ore carrier loan chalked up to $5bn fund
    First major syndicated loan to Greek owner without western bank involvement
  • Distressed product tanker sales loom as banks brace to limit support
    Italian owner d'Amico warns against overordering in a sector on the cusp of recovery
  • Talking heads: what does the industry think about it?
    Lloyd's List canvasses ocean carrier and shipper representatives and the European Commission about the FMC study on abolition of conferences in Europe
  • FMC study fuels debate on whether Europe was right to ban conferences
    Congress unlikely to review Shipping Act this year unless capacity shortages return
  • StealthGas eyes more ships but bemoans valuation
    Improved quarter highlights solid LPG segment
  • Vessel value writedowns hurt Teekay Offshore Partners bottom line
    Cash distribution of $0.50 declared on fourth quarter
  • Pacific supramax rates recovery offset by Atlantic decline
    Period charter market anticipates rates recovery from April
  • Asset value threat for panamaxes
    Bids on seven-year-old ship fail to live up to market expectations
  • Teekay LNG Partners to raise dividend
    Evensen says $400m available for expansion
  • Offshore and LNG presence helps Teekay dodge tanker bloodbath
    Diversified structure a competitive advantage in financially constrained world, says Peter Evensen
  • Teekay Tankers to buy secondhand tonnage
    $360m budget for long-haul product tankers and mid-size aframaxes and suezmaxes
  • Durban tackles bottlenecks
    Technical glitches at South Africa box hub after launch of Navis Sparcs
  • Hutchison's Dar es Salaam unit hits back at regulator's criticism
    TICTS rounds on 'inaccurate and unsubstantiated allegations' about crane and ship productivity levels
  • Boskalis and Jan de Nul land Argentina dredging contract
    Partners sign five-year deal at Bahia Blanca
  • Secondhand vintage handy market suffers from lack of Chinese interest
    Tonnage offers 'low-risk investment', say sale and purchase brokers
  • Genco launches $50m follow-on offering
    Effort to lower interest bill after voluntary pre-payment in December secures covenant waivers
  • All talk?
    Somalia conference was short on solutions, for politics and for piracy
  • US box exports reach record 12m teu high in 2011
    Eurozone crisis hits fourth quarter volumes
  • Navios pays out despite dip in profits
    Solid time charter coverage and focus on efficiency guide the company into 2012
  • Oil and shipping industries fund Somalia job creation
    Community projects aim to lessen appeal of piracy
  • Sembcorp Marine quarterly profits drop on fewer high-value orders
    Singapore rig builder sees strong deepwater sector growth
  • Japan Club emphasises partial exposure to EU sanctions
    Insurer not liable for parts of claims reinsured under IG programmes
  • Diana boxship offshoot scores profit
    Upgrade work on Maersk trio was a drag on bottom line

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Navios profits fall
    NAVIOS Holdings confirmed a drop in quarterly profits today, although Chairman Angeliki Frangou underscored that the company is well-positioned to weather the storm
  • Scorpio logs impairment
    THE PARADE of shipping impairments continues, with Scorpio Tankers writing down the carrying value of its fleet due to "deteriorating market fundamentals and a decline in value for secondhand product tankers"
  • Sembcorp profits falls 13%
    SINGAPORE rig builder Sembcorp Marine said today 2011 profits dropped 13% year on year to S$752M ($598.36M)
  • Oz seeks top LNG spot
    AUSTRALIA will overtake Qatar as the world's largest LNG supplier within two decades, a conference in London heard today
  • Defaults cost Lauritzen $60M
    DEFAULTS by contract partners cost J Lauritzen $60M last year that, combined with weak shipping markets, dragged the group deep into red
  • APL resists temptation
    APL SAID today it means to resist temptation to lay off ships because of the Far East/Europe box lane's overcapacity
  • Genco's drybulkers seen as overvalued
    GENCO Shipping & Trading's nine Capesize drybulkers are overvalued in the current freight market, a shipping analyst said today
  • Impairments weigh DryShips
    VALUE declines on three bulkers pulled George Economou's DryShips into the red in the latest quarter
  • MISC loses $404.6M
    MALAYSIAN carrier MISC posted 1.2Bn ringgit ($404.6M) in net losses for its latest financial year, reversing 2.4Bn ringgits in profits a year earlier
  • Iran and China sign crude supply deal
    CHINA'S government-owned trading company Unipec has signed a deal for crude supplies from Iran's NIOC
  • Cosco Corp profits dive 44%
    COSCO Corp, the Singapore-listed shipbuilding and bulker operating arm of Chinese conglomerate COSCO, said today 2011 profits dived 44% year on year, to S$139.67M ($111.18M)
  • Green Reefers cuts losses
    NORWAY'S Green Reefers said today it cut its losses in both 4Q11 and full year 2011, mainly because the company was freed of the impairment losses that hurt it the previous year
  • Italy pledges guards inquiry aid
    ITALY today offered to co-operate in a police inquiry into allegations that armed Italian guards on a tanker shot dead two Indian fishermen
  • Vietnam cuts duties
    VIETNAM is abolishing its 4% import duties on gasoline and jet fuel, while also cutting diesel and kerosene levies from 5% to 3%
  • VLCC charterers hold back
    VLCC FIXING for March laycans has been quieter than for February, as charterers are holding back to force rates down

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Exporters Urge Congress to Renew Ex-Im Bank Charter
    Small exporters will be among the most to benefit from the charter renewal of the Export-Import Bank of the United...
  • Northeastern Truckload Carrier Shuts Down
    Northeastern truckload carrier Atkinson Freight Lines closed its doors after being battered by rising costs and competition from larger national...
  • US Steel Imports Jump 20.2 Percent
    U.S. steel imports in January jumped 20.2 percent from a year earlier amid a strengthening economy and rising demand from...
  • NY Softens Rule on Ships' Ballast
    The state of New York has backed away from plans to impose stringent ballast-water standards that industry officials said threatened...
  • European Shippers Say FMC Underestimated Rate Volatility
    The Federal Maritime Commission underestimated the magnitude of rate volatility in the Europe-Asia trade when it assessed the effects of...
  • MOL, Cosco Ships Collide Near Hong Kong
    An MOL containership collided with another containership owned by Cosco on Wednesday southeast of Hong Kong. The MOL Maneuver...
  • Diana Containerships Swings to $1.3 Million Profit
    Diana Containerships booked a profit of $1.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 against a year-earlier loss of $15,600,...
  • Asia-Europe Rates Rise on Maersk Capacity Cut
    Spot freight rates on the westbound Asia-Europe trade lane rose 3 percent this week from the week before after Maersk...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Pipavav posts first net profit
    Rising cargo volumes, improved economies of scale and rising levels of operational efficiency combined to give APM Terminals Pipavav its first net profit. The port, ...
  • Asia/Europe now far more competitive than transpacific
    Recent analysis done by SeaIntel Maritime Analysis shows that competition between Asia and Europe is now much more intense than between Asia and North America. ...
  • ISS sets up in Saudi Arabia
    Attracted by the potential for economic growth and the country's growing role in international trade, the leading maritime services group, Inchcape Shipping Services, ...
  • Africa is hit hard by the pirates
    East and South African appear to be paying a high price for the rise in piracy incidents in the Indian Ocean. In addition to the direct costs involved in offering ...
  • All-in rates from Asia to Northern Europe still staying up
    Ocean carriers still appear determined to see all freight rates from Asia to Europe increased. The World Container Index's latest information out today reveals ...
  • MOL and COSCON boxships clash
    No injuries or oil spills were reported from a collision between the 2010-built 6,724TEU MOL Maneuver and the 4,221TEU ...
  • OOCL and RCL club together on China-ASEAN loop
    OOCL is boosting its service offering on the fast growing trade between north east and south east Asia by launching a new sling by joining forces with intra-Asia ...
  • Somalia summit: 'less talk more action'
    That is the hope of many of the senior representatives from 40 nations attending a conference on Somalia in London today to agree a road map for the 'world's worst ...
  • PANYNJ pips pre-recession numbers
    The Port of New York and New Jersey [PANYNJ] achieved 'record' throughput in 2011 - surpassing the previous record volume in 2007 before the start of the global ...
  • ESC sees red over FMC's analysis of banning conferences
    The European Shippers Council has queried a number of conclusions and observations made in the Federal Maritime Commission's recent study on the side effects in ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Cantor condemns Title XI bid
    Ray LaHood and Marad loan programme under fire as Congress questions Overseas Shipholding Group's dealings with Iran.
  • Get tomorrow's news today
    Be the first to read the latest shipping industry news with TradeWinds new Apple and Android apps.
  • ISC mints PCTC transaction
    Niels Johnsen says expansion may be on the menu as US-listed owner frees up cash in $59m sale-and-leaseback deal.
  • Teekay Offshore cuts Q4 loss
    New York-listed FPSO and shuttle tanker owner chops deficit and looks forward to expanding fleet.
  • Distressed deals will open up
    D'Amico CEO Marco Fiori says 2012 will be a "fertile ground" for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Genco shares plunge again
    Peter Georgiopoulos led dry cargo company to raise $53m to boost finances.
  • Aegean tops forecasts
    Greek bunker titan beats Wall Street bets in the fourth as focus turns to niche regions like the Mediterranean, analyst notes.
  • Stealth primed for expansion
    Harry Vafias-led LPG specialist readies expansion drive following fourth-quarter win and freshly minted sale of Gas Kalogeros.
  • Ocean Rig profit down a third
    Revenue show strong growth but income heads in the same direction as drill bits.
  • TNK eyes acquisition trail
    New York-quoted owner poised to pounce on aframax and suezmax tankers despite fourth-quarter loss.
  • Havyard books Vestland pair
    Norwegian owner inks a platform supply vessel at Per Saevik's shipyard with an option for another.
  • Evensen hungry for more
    Teekay LNG chief says Maersk swoop has not satisfied its appetite for tonnage in booming business.
  • Navios takes a Q4 income hit
    But Angeliki Frangou led bulk carrier operator maintains an unchanged dividend.
  • Teekay Corp doubles loss
    New York-listed tanker owner hurt by falling rates in 2011, but is redelivering loss-making vessels as it seeks to rein in costs.
  • ACM in Middle East merger
    Mark Jewell-headed wing joins forces with ICON Chartering to boost Dubai venture.
  • Big guns in anti-piracy push
    AP Moller, Shell and BP to inject cash into community projects to help curb Somali threat.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • U.S. offers Website for small exporters
  • Kenya Airways gets cargo plane
  • Data2Logistics expands in Europe
  • SEKO picks GT Nexus to automate logistics
  • Con-way finds iPads to be sales boon
  • Cambon: Carriers engaged in 'value destruction'
  • Tacoma's box traffic up 8.8%
  • Shippers respond to FMC report on EC shipping rules
  • Maersk raising rates from Asia to Americas
  • MOL, COSCO vessels collide

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 23, 2012
  • Wincanton to distribute Chevron Marine lubricants
    UK supply chain solutions provider signs three-year deal with Chevron division.
  • Big price gains across Europe
    Very good bunker demand in Piraeus.
  • Ship energy efficiency has been 'going backwards'
    Analysis of large tankers and bulk carriers concludes 'the development of EEDI in these ships has moved in the wrong direction'.
  • Prices firm across Middle Eastern and African ports
    Not a very busy market in Durban, player reports.
  • Market abuzz with rumours of Vitol, Grindrod deal
    Some say sale of stake in Grindrod's marine fuel subsidiaries to Vitol is 'a done deal'.
  • DSME seals $709 million naval fuel tanker deal
    37,000-tonne tankers able to 'simultaneously' refuel several naval warships, says UK Royal Navy.
  • IFO prices down in Singapore, up at other Asian ports
    Demand mixed at major Asian bunkering hubs on Thursday.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks at 40-week high
    High influx of fuel oil cargoes expected to continue in March.
  • Panama to invest $65 million in multi-storage oil facility
    Melons Oil Terminal Inc. to construct two million barrel capacity oil storage facility.
  • Vitol's trading volumes up 14.5% in 2011
    Trading volumes up despite 'challenging' environment, says company President and Chief Executive.
  • Aegean shares rise to seven-month high
    Aegean's Q4 profit, revenues trump analysts' estimates.
  • Bulker firm settles unpaid bunker bills
    Globus pays for outstanding bunker payments owed by charterer to secure release of arrested vessel.
  • NOL targets $500 million costs reduction
    'Significant part' of the number is aimed at reducing fuel consumption, says President of its box unit, APL.
  • US refinery completes shutdown
    Hovensa completes shutdown of 350,000 bpd refinery in St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
  • Americas markets flat for third straight day
    Oil fell from the highest close in nine months on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

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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
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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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