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January 25, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Charter rates plunge as Baltic ice shrinks
    Oil tankers may plough through the smallest amount of Baltic Sea ice in almost three centuries this year, speeding up deliveries and driving charter rates to their lowest since at least 1997.
  • Dutch crews prepare to pump fuel out of wreck
    A Dutch company was set to begin pumping 2,380 tonnes of fuel out of an Italian cruise shipwreck yesterday as rescue workers kept up the search for 17 people still missing after the crash.
  • Magellan tests waters to expand Houston pipeline
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP is testing the waters to see if there is enough shipping interest to expand the scope of a previously announced project to carry crude from West Texas oil fields to the refineries along the Gulf Coast's refinery row.
Strait Talk
  • A 'Deepwater Horizon moment'
    THE capsize of the Costa Concordia - with the loss of 15 lives and 17 people still missing - has continued to dominate the news over the past week.
Shipping Times
  • Canadian rail company takes ex-CEO to court
    In another twist to a battle brewing in Canada's usually staid rail sector, Canadian National Railway said on Monday it has halted pension and other payments worth nearly US$40 million to its former CEO Hunter Harrison.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Charter rates plunge as Baltic ice shrinks
    Oil tankers may plough through the smallest amount of Baltic Sea ice in almost three centuries this year, speeding up deliveries and driving charter rates to their lowest since at least 1997.
  • Dutch crews prepare to pump fuel out of wreck
    A Dutch company was set to begin pumping 2,380 tonnes of fuel out of an Italian cruise shipwreck yesterday as rescue workers kept up the search for 17 people still missing after the crash.
  • Magellan tests waters to expand Houston pipeline
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP is testing the waters to see if there is enough shipping interest to expand the scope of a previously announced project to carry crude from West Texas oil fields to the refineries along the Gulf Coast's refinery row.
Strait Talk
  • A 'Deepwater Horizon moment'
    THE capsize of the Costa Concordia - with the loss of 15 lives and 17 people still missing - has continued to dominate the news over the past week.
Shipping Times
  • Canadian rail company takes ex-CEO to court
    In another twist to a battle brewing in Canada's usually staid rail sector, Canadian National Railway said on Monday it has halted pension and other payments worth nearly US$40 million to its former CEO Hunter Harrison.

The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Charter rates plunge as Baltic ice shrinks
    Oil tankers may plough through the smallest amount of Baltic Sea ice in almost three centuries this year, speeding up deliveries and driving charter rates to their lowest since at least 1997.
  • Dutch crews prepare to pump fuel out of wreck
    A Dutch company was set to begin pumping 2,380 tonnes of fuel out of an Italian cruise shipwreck yesterday as rescue workers kept up the search for 17 people still missing after the crash.
  • Magellan tests waters to expand Houston pipeline
    Magellan Midstream Partners LP is testing the waters to see if there is enough shipping interest to expand the scope of a previously announced project to carry crude from West Texas oil fields to the refineries along the Gulf Coast's refinery row.
Strait Talk
  • A 'Deepwater Horizon moment'
    THE capsize of the Costa Concordia - with the loss of 15 lives and 17 people still missing - has continued to dominate the news over the past week.
Shipping Times
  • Canadian rail company takes ex-CEO to court
    In another twist to a battle brewing in Canada's usually staid rail sector, Canadian National Railway said on Monday it has halted pension and other payments worth nearly US$40 million to its former CEO Hunter Harrison.

Sched Netweb site
  • MOL drops OOCL Philippine feeder from Hong Kong to Shenzhen-Shekou
  • Fujian to invest US$12.6 billion in transport infrastructure
  • Maersk, Rickmers bring first of two heavy lift ships under US flag
  • US pharmaceutical regulator calls for supply chain standards for drugs
  • INTTRA joins up with Nadaq-listed Cognizant to broaden services
  • Maersk chooses Ericsson to upgrade communication for its 500 plus ships
  • America's World Airways signs again with Nigerian flower flier Allied Cargo
  • Estonian Air works with truckers for integrated road feeder service
  • ECS group appointed global GSA for Senegal Airlines in Africa

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Clipper Projects India opens in Mumbai
  • Damco strengthens North Asia leadership with key appointments
  • Piracy attacks in East & West Africa dominate IMB report
  • Seminar on shipping & insurance today
  • Vasan reviews connectivity projects at Chennai Port
  • 'soars to 10-wk high, closes at 50.09/10
  • Govt likely to withdraw some sops in upcoming Budget
  • RBI lowers CRR, keeps repo unchanged
  • EU approves ban on Iran oil imports from July 1
  • EU nod for Iran embargo pushes Brent oil above $ 110/b

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • South Africa's Transnet orders 43 diesel-electric freight locomotives from GE Transportation
    GE Transportation has signed a contract with South Africa's Transnet SOC Limited for 43 GE Model C30ACi locomotives bringing the total number of GE locomotives ordered to 143 ...
  • JAL network flights recognized as most punctual worldwide
    Conducive Technology Corporation - a data provider of reliable flight information to the transportation industry - recently announced that out of 39 global airlines Japan Airline...
  • Canadian Pacific to expand and enhance its rail network
    Canadian Pacific Railway Limited will invest between USD 1.1 billion and USD 1.2 billion for infrastructure renewal, network enhancements and expansion projects in 2012, as part of...
  • India widening highway in Andhra Pradesh
    The Indian Cabinet committee on Infrastructure has approved a project to widen the Vijaywada-Gundugolanu section of the NH 5 highway to six lanes. The section of the road is locate...
  • ANA to further strengthen its Okinawa night hub
    Following on from FY 2011, the Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (ANA) will continue to maintain stable operation of its night-time cargo hub in Okinawa, which is served by ded...
  • Naming of Rickmers "Tianjin" in Mumbai
    As part of its upgrading programme for its Europe India service, the German shipping company, Rickmers-Linie, has added the 17,000 dwt newbuilding "Rickmers Tianjin" to i...
  • Brussels Airport ends 2011 with growing cargo volumes
    Cargo traffic at Brussels Airport did well in 2011. Many European airports reported that cargo volumes had declined strongly since last summer, but the volume at Brussels Airport ...
  • Swiss Federal Court rules in favour of Astag
    Switzerland's Federal Court has endorsed an appeal against the hidden increase in the performance-related heavy vehicle fee (HVF) in 2009. The objection was lodged by Astag, the c...
  • Loxxess augments management
    Loxxess, a specialist company for complex outsourcing projects for industry and trade, augmented its management by the addition of Florian Schwarz-Gewallig at the beginning of the ...
  • Milk processor Emmi working with Dachser
    Switzerland's largest dairy food processor Emmi and Dachser Food Logistics, one of the leading service providers of temperature controlled foodstuffs logistics in Germany, have sig...
  • UK freight association's Bifa service awards recognise the best
    The British International Freight Association's (Bifa) Annual Lunch and Awards Ceremony was held in London on 19 January and was attended by more than 400 guests, including final...
  • Panalpina: global contract with BP
    BP and Panalpina will join hands to design a best-in-class oil and gas freight forwarding supply chain. The two companies have signed a strategic services master agreement that wil...
  • Containers break the record in Luka Koper
    The Slovenian port of Koper announced that its container terminal handled and stored record amounts of container freight in 2011. The throughput amounted to nearly 590,000 teu at y...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • First wind farm service vessels built to new DNV class
  • Harris CapRock to provide VSAT services to Siem Offshore
  • Antipiracy campaign looks to CEO's for support
  • FERC licenses NYC tidal power plant

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Portland Airport posts gains in passenger/cargo numbers
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index up during month of December
  • CSX Corporation changing makeup of executive team
  • Sea-Tac earns recognition as top on-time airport for 2011
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics opening new office in Moscow

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Box lines paying charter bills despite squeeze on finances
    Market slump has not led to renegotiation requests, say Greek shipowners
  • Petroplus insolvency to hit product tanker market
    TC2 rates threatened as Europe's largest independent refiner goes under
  • A year of uncertainty?
    China's government wants to continue easing but is hindered by capital outflow
  • Balancing size and safety
    It is not just a question of whether there are enough lifeboats or rafts on cruiseships, but whether passengers will have time to gain access to them
  • Do not blame Jones Act for blocking US shortsea initiatives
    It is market uncertainty and landside costs that are blocking the America's Marine Highways coastwise shipping initiatives
  • UK Club takes the 'bow tie' approach to reduce risk
    UK Club scheme measures risk to reduce members' premiums
  • UK Law Commission reform needed despite misgivings
    Changes would mean brokers are not responsible for insurance premiums, and insurers would face damages for late payment
  • Deiulemar puts a dozen owners on charter alert
    Italian operator said to be offering 'peanuts' in bid to renegotiate hire
  • North European aframax rates spike melts away
    Doubling of owners' earnings is short-lived as Baltic Sea ports remain ice free
  • Q&A: Jonathan Macey, marine director at Tysers
  • Dutch Court ruling confirms arrest-friendly jurisdiction
    Decision could open doors for more ship seizures in the Netherlands
  • Tramp owners face ship arrests in third party payment disputes
    Owners left out of pocket as charterers renege on bunker and operating costs
  • China LNG imports highlight ties with Australia
    Chinese moves towards cleaner-burning fuel boosted gas demand last year
  • S&P turns negative on Sovcomflot outlook
    But Russian tanker king hangs on to investment grade BBB- rating
  • Brittany Ferries to break even in 2012 ending three years in the red
    But chairman Jean-Marc Roué admits performance still unsatisfactory
  • US bullish on LNG export future
    New figures give robust forecast for future exports
  • Drewry rules out big-ticket box line mergers
    Carriers put off by past integration struggles
  • Three Comanav-Comarit vessels arrested over unpaid bills
    Morocco's chief ferry operator reduced to a single ship
  • Important lessons
    The UK government is to preserve the budget for training merchant navy officers - a welcome sign that the maritime community is getting its message across
  • Anti-piracy campaigners target business stars
    SOS SaveOurSeafarers seeks celebrities despite 26,000 letters of public support
  • West of England hits back at S&P downgrade
    S&P would not consider the club's up to date records without interactive rating
  • TBS International lands second delisting notice
    Dry bulk company has until July to raise its share values
  • Atkin takes the helm at LMA
    New chairman spearheaded insurers' anti-piracy strategy in Malacca Strait
  • Investigate then regulate, says EU transport commissioner
    Limiting passengership sizes may not be the answer to Costa Concordia loss, says Kallas
  • Costa Concordia criminal probe may widen, master's lawyer claims
    New questions amid claims that cruiseship carried unregistered passengers
  • Tone it down
    The recent sanctions by the European Union and the US are the most powerful challenge to Iran yet, but they need time to work
  • Chateauvieux takes Bourbon stake above 25%
    But Jaccar holding insists it is not looking for takeover
  • Spice Islander I master and crew charged with murder and negligence
    240 died after overloaded vessel sank off Zanzibar last autumn
  • Lisin sells Nevsky shipyard
    Buyer is little-known Cypriot company
  • DHT crippled by debt repayments
    Fleet disposal likely as US-listed tanker owner struggles to shore up finances

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Concordia: VDR fault was due to be fixed
    A fAULT in Costa Concordia's VDR was due to be repaired on 14 January, the day after it capsized, the company has confirmed
  • Petroplus goes under
    PETROPLUS, Europe's largest independent refiner, declared insolvency today - yet another blow to the Atlantic Basin's dwindling products-supply sector
  • DHT mulls selling two aging Aframaxes
    NYSE-listed tanker owner DHT Holdings has posted better quarterly results than expected and announced potential vessel sales ahead
  • US energy import thirst seen waning
    THE EIA'S new long-term outlook offers a highly negative view for tanker owners, predicting an accelerating decline in US crude imports
  • Cruise watchdog group blasts 'cosy relationship'
    A CRUISE watchdog group has linked the Costa Concordia disaster with a "cosy relationship between regulators and the industry"
  • CP, Canpotex sign potash deal
    CANPOTEX and Canadian Pacific Railway have signed a 10-year accord under which CP would retain its role as Canada's leading shipper of potash to world markets
  • SINOPEC raises Oz LNG stake
    SINOPEC of China has signed up to Australia's largest LNG supply agreement after increasing the amount it will buy from the Australia Pacific LNG project

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Harley-Davidson Shipments Up Nearly 11 Percent
    Global economic headwinds aren't slowing Harley-Davidson. The iconic motorcycle maker bolstered its profits as it increased sales and shipments in...
  • Truck Tonnage Soars at Strongest Rate Since 1998
    For-hire truck tonnage rose 5.9 percent in 2011, the biggest year-over-year freight gain for trucking since 1998, the American Trucking...
  • IMF Lowers Global Growth Forecast
    The International Monetary Fund reduced global economic growth forecasts for the year to 3.25 percent from its 4 percent last...
  • Emirates SkyCargo Expands Dubai-Africa Service
    Emirates SkyCargo will further boost cargo capacity to Africa in early February by adding five weekly flights from Dubai to...
  • KCS Boosts Profit 85 Percent on Record Hauls
    Kansas City Southern Railway saw fourth-quarter profit skyrocketed 84.6 percent year-over-year to $95.6 million, as the railroad's 11 percent jump...
  • Far East Land Bridge Begins Europe-China Rail Service
    Far East Land Bridge will launch a new rail service in March linking Europe to the thriving manufacturing center of...
  • Pantos Logistics Adds Facility at Seoul's Incheon Airport
    Pantos Logistics recently opened a second logistics center at South Korea's Incheon airport, the world's fourth largest cargo airport by...
  • Amazon to Open Second Distribution Center in S.C.
    Amazon plans to open a 1 million-square foot fulfillment center in Spartanburg, S.C., its second new fulfillment center in the...
  • Panalpina Opens Logistics Center in Moscow
    Panalpina said its new logistics center in Moscow will target shippers of high tech, automotive, high-end fashion and telecoms cargoes...
  • Japan-Peru Free Trade Pact Takes Effect in March
    A free trade agreement between Japan and Peru will take effect March 1, eliminating import tariffs on almost all products...
  • Compromise Clears Path for FAA Authorization
    Congress is closer to finally completing a long-term measure authorizing the Federal Aviation Administration after reaching a compromise on labor...
  • Sri Lankan Group Sells Colombo Port Stake
    Sri Lankan conglomerate Aitken Spence agreed to sell its 30 percent stake in the Colombo International Container Terminals to China...
  • Spanish Government Scraps Airport Privatization
    Spain's new centre right government scrapped a plan to privatize Madrid and Barcelona airports, the country's two largest cargo hubs,...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Occupying minds at Davos?
    The 2,600 rich and powerful people attending the annual World Economic Forum [WEF] at the Swiss Alpine resort of Davos this year could not fail to notice the igloo ...
  • Manta plan needs private partners
    Autoridad Portuaria Manta (APM), which owns the port of Manta, is looking to the private sector to help with the development of the Ecuadorian port's new integrated ...
  • Rena: salvors remove four DG boxes
    Four empty tank containers with residual amounts of hydrogen peroxide have been recovered from the bow section of the wreck of the boxship Rena by cargo salvage ...
  • GPA pushes for Savannah port Harbour expansion following export boost
    Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) is pushing extra hard for its Port of Savannah Harbour Expansion Project (SHEP) to be approved as volumes released for 2001 show that ...
  • Railroad CSX saw volumes drop at 2011 year-end due to weak international demand
    Florida-headquartered CSX railroad saw its volumes trail off towards the end of the year due to both a weaker peak season and to a lessening in international demand.For ...
  • Etihad Rail secures funds and another customer
    Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Rail, which is developing and will operate the UAE's first national rail network, has secured bank funding to the tune of AED4.7(USD1.28) ...
  • Iran: oil sanctions 'doomed to fail'
    That was the reaction from Iran yesterday to the news that the 27 states of the European Union had agreed an embargo of oil products from the Islamic Republic to ...
  • Italian truckers strike against 'Monti's medicine'
    Truck drivers in Italy are paralysing the country and stymieing the nation's ports in a week-long strike against the austerity measures of Prime Minister Mario ...
  • TPT upgrades Maydon terminal for boxes
    Durban-based Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is to substantially raise container-handling capacity at Maydon Wharf Terminal, the port of Durban's main ro-ro and general ...
  • SCI hikes India - Europe tradelane rates
    The state-owned Shipping Corporation of India [SCI] has announced a general rate increase [GRI] on all cargo shipped from the Indian subcontinent to north Europe, ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Heidmar loses top exec
    US tanker operator quiets speculation surrounding financial performance as CEO Tim Brennan heads for the exit.
  • Newbuilding peak flow passed
    Rising risk of cancellations and diminishing orderbook suggest worst of the new tonnage rush is over, Clarksons says.
  • Norden axes Danes
    Shipowner replacing 24 junior and senior Danish tanker officers with Indians and Filipinos to save money.
  • Street-topping Q4 lifts DHT
    Stronger than forecast fourth quarter bottom line offers welcome relief for tanker owner's stock.
  • Westwind II crew stuck
    Eleven seafarers stranded on German cargoship under arrest after October grounding in UK.
  • Prosafe moves quickly
    Oslo-listed floatel owner completes NOK 500m debt sale hours after announcing intention to refinance.
  • Mainport inks Shin Yang trio
    Irish offshore vessel owner orders three seismic support vessels from Malaysian shipyard.
  • Aframaxes to slip on ice fall
    Earnings may melt back to 1997 levels as limited Baltic ice leaves owners feeling blue, report says.
  • Dredger dragged back up
    China's Jin Hang Bo 53 raised from seabed at Ngqura, South Africa, after 1 January sinking.
  • Cape influx shrouds rate rise
    Capesize newbuildings are spilling out at more than one per day and hurting earnings, BRS says.
  • Brokers battle for Baltic gong
    Fight for the title of top BDI tipster is developing into a shoot-out between some of the best known broking houses.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Ports debate Panama Canal widening
  • COMMENTARY: Who says big ships are only for Asia-Europe?
  • Descartes acquires GeoMicro
  • CSX profit up 6% in 4Q
  • WWL opens Moscow office
  • Panalpina expands in Moscow
  • Boston downsizes after CKYH suspension
  • ILWU in grain terminal deal
  • U.S. investigates washer dumping
  • BIS criminal fines up in 2011
  • U.S., Canada extend lumber agreement
  • FedEx expands SenseAware deployment

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • South European prices lack direction
    Tight avails on LSFO in Hamburg.
  • Small price movements in Fujairah
    Average demand amidst tight avails in Middle East hub.
  • UK refinery halts sales
    Petroplus to file for insolvency.
  • Canal upgrade will reduce shipping's carbon footprint
    Widening Panama Canal 'will make a significant difference to shipping's environmental credentials.'
  • 'Solar sail' trial to go ahead on bulk carrier
    Energy saving technology could cut bunker consumption more than 40%.
  • Earnings forecast lowered on high bunker costs
    Bunker prices 'higher than anticipated', says Finnish ship operator.
  • Tokyo Bay sees rise in bunker prices
    Trading offices in Singapore, Hong Kong and Busan closed on Tuesday due to public holiday.
  • Fresh oil leaking from stricken Rena
    Dark oil within the metallic sheen spotted during an aerial observation flight on Tuesday morning.
  • Bunker spill recovery ops underway in Brisbane
    Recovery 'making good progress' as of Tuesday, says Maritime Safety Queensland.
  • Fuel pumping ops to begin on stricken cruise ship
    Oil spill response vessel the Salina Bay has been positioned on site.
  • No 'major' tanker-related pollution incidents in 2011
    'Encouraging' reduction in the number of tanker incidents, says INTERTANKO.

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Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
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MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
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PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
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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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