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January 26, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Tanker rates seen rising on Asian routes
    Rates for dirty tankers on key Asian freight routes are expected to rise over the next week as spot market activity picks up again with the return of Chinese traders from holiday.
  • Oil carrier rates up on Iran threat, shares rise
    Kyoei Tanker Co, a Tokyo-based shipping line that gets more than 90 per cent of revenue from the Middle East, led gains among oil carriers as rates rose following threats by Iran to disrupt shipments.
  • Stricken Costa Concordia's captain blames cruise firm: reports
    The confirmed death toll from the wreck of the stricken Costa Concordia liner has reached 16, amid media reports that the Italian captain blames company pressure for his criticised actions.
  • Improve safety procedures and crew training: insurers

Sched Netweb site
  • Qinzhou port volume up 48pc to 50.4 million tonnes as hazmat soars 95pc
  • Ningxia customs check 1.6 million tonnes of container cargo in 2011
  • Shandong container volume up 13.3pc in 2011 with hazmat rising 27.2pc
  • Yangtze River main stream cargo movement increases 10.5pc in 2011
  • Tanzanian tax department honoured by nation's accountants and auditors
  • Trade court says items packaged in cosmetic cases to be treated as sets
  • Germany's Weiss Rohlig buys Japan's JHB Express for intra-Asian reach
  • Sea-Tac airport plans to double destinations, triple cargo over 25 years
  • Top Qatar aviation security officer attends Boeing's Alabama space camp
  • Royal Jordanian sees bright future for air cargo despite global downturn

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
  • 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 25, 2012
  • Swazi Rail plans to upgrade network
    Transnet (South Africa) and Swaziland Railways have signed a contract to jointly develop a 146-km line from Lothair in Mpumalanga (South Africa) to Sidvokodvo Junction in Swaziland...
  • UIC und UNIFE published new railway technical recommendations
    The International Union of Railways (UIC) and the Association of the European Rail Industry (UNIFE) have published a new railway specific technical recommendation (TecRec) which ad...
  • Singapore back to 2008 airfreight levels
    Singapore Changi Airport handled 1.87 million t of cargo in 2011, thus attaining the level of 2008 again. The 2011 volume was also up 2.8% from 2010. The airport registered a stron...
  • WCT Europe sets sights on leading position
    WCT Europe GmbH, based in northern Germany, has set its sights on achieving a leading position in the expanding swap body rental business. The company wants to increase its swap bo...
  • Bertschi investing despite dwindling demand
    Bertschi AG, an international transport company based in Switzerland, noted a dwindling demand for transport services from mid-2011. In Q4/2011 the decrease amounted to more than 1...
  • Master plan for Kazakhstan's Almaty airport
    Almaty international airport, the leading facility in Kazakhstan, handled 63,300 t of air freight in 2010 and has been registering significant annual growth in cargo traffic. In v...
  • Le Havre handled 68.5 million t in 2011
    The French port of Le Havre handled a total of 68.5 million t in 2011, 4% less than in 2010. Liquid bulk cargo (41.4 million t) and containers (21.6 million t) represented 92% of ...
  • Iberia Cargo earns "Cargo 2000" certification
    Iberia Cargo has joined Iata's exclusive Cargo 2000 group, which comprises another 60 companies, including leading airlines, multinational freight agencies, handling operators, oth...
  • Damco scoops up China's airfreight forwarder NTS
    Damco, a logistics service provider that belongs to the Danish A.P. Møller-Mærsk group, has acquired NTS, a Chinese airfreight forwarder based in Shanghai (China). The purchase wil...
  • Ceva signs a two year partnership with Bormioli Rocco Group
    Logistics and SCM specialist Ceva Logistics has signed a two year agreement with Bormioli Rocco Group, an Italian market leader in plastic and glass products. Ceva will be responsi...
  • Panalpina opens new logistics centre for high-value cargo in Moscow
    Basel (Switerland) based logistics operator Panalpina continues to expand and insource its logistics offering. The provider of logistics and supply chain solutions has opened a new...
  • New CEO at TransFargo AB in April 2012
    Håkan Siwersson is set to assume the position of CEO at TransFargo AB, succeeding Hans-Gunnar Andersson, owner and CEO since the company was founded in 1978. Siwersson will assume ...
  • Port of Barcelona and Seat launch first regular service for cars to China
    On 10 January a new regular sailing was launched at the port of Barcelona (Spain) to transport new cars between the Catalan capital and China. The automobile manufacturer Seat load...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • GAO study warns of challenges facing DDG 51 restart program
  • Huntington Ingalls makes VP promotion at Newport News Shipbuilding
  • McDermott books $2 billion subsea contract
  • Frontline to install Inmarsat XpressLink on more than 100 vessels
  • Two hostages freed, nine Somali pirates killed
  • STX Finland completes car-passenger ferry
  • Algoma Central newbuilds to have Wärtsilä integrated scrubbers

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • Washington Governor announces tentative deal in Longview labor dispute
  • Port of Seattle Police net CALEA accreditation
  • CSX Corporation sees gains in earnings during fourth quarter
  • Port of Portland reports gains in total tonnage for past year
  • UP Portland Service Unit posts lowest reportable injury rate

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • Pacific Basin sticks to its guns
    Flexible fleet, sound finances and finding new customers keep dry bulk operator in the black
  • OOCL's room to manoeuvre
    Hong Kong boxline has outflanked bad economy and capacity bloodbath
  • Asia's owners gear up for 'most difficult year yet'
    An eye for a good investment meets the art of cultivating solid clients
  • Regulatory reform to impact derivatives market in 2012
    Wave of new rules to see change in working practices for commodities and freight trades
  • Downbeat Chinese forecast sounds a discordant note
    The latest series of reports from the Shanghai International Shipping Institute suggest that the shipping market in China is in a downturn
  • Shanghai International Shipping Institute 2012 forecast highlights
    Gloomy picture painted of sluggish markets and excess capacity
  • Truth is the first casualty
    The Costa Concordia outcry has revealed the mainstream media's worst side
  • Ship security industry in urgent need of regulation
    But where is the leadership, asks a retired naval officer turned private security provider?
  • What price that royal yacht?
    Britannia's shipyards no longer rule the waves
  • Robert Webster takes top role at Carisbrooke
    Replaces Ian Walker who who stepped down at the end of last year
  • CSAV completes stage two of fundraising
    Second tranche brings in $129m
  • Indian oil companies prop up quiet Middle East VLCC market
    Chinese holidays bring seasonal lull
  • South Sudan signs pipeline deal for export route to China
    Kenya terminal lets fledgling nation bypass ports in North Sudan
  • IMF cuts world trade growth forecast
    International Monetary Fund predicts just 3.8% growth in trade this year, less than a third of 2010 levels
  • Bankers see rising trend in shipping defaults
    Biggest Nordic lender's loan loss ratio tops 2%
  • Panamax owners subsidising bunkers on backhaul route
    Dry bulk market continues decline
  • Political interests erode world trade
    Marine insurance trade body says sanctions hurt its business
  • 'Zero hour' for Greek ferry services
    Government panel must embrace reform, say owners
  • Iraq oil exports hit record high
    10% increase hails a new era of growth
  • Steamship Mutual upholds right to cover Costa Concordia
    P&I club says Costa parent company Carnival has made 'significant contributions' in premium over many years
  • CCNI in first charter market trade for a wide-beam panamax boxship
    Newbuilding Merkur Harbour booked for a year at $12,000-$14,000 per day as new type of vessel is more attractive than older panamaxes
  • Feedership KG fund collapses
    Hanse Capital fund insolvent
  • Costa Concordia will force industry to look again at safety
    Too early to gauge market reaction, says IUMI
  • HHI yard beats DSME to top slot
    South Korea dominates top 10 as global deliveries hit record 159m dwt
  • Gaurav Prem master granted bail in magic pipe case
    Decision sets welcome precedent, but finding $100,000 to post bail might may difficult
  • French ferry unions table strike notice
    SNCM and Méridionale face 48-hour walkout
  • Prosecutor calls on German court to jail pirates for up to 12 years
    Nine out of 10 Somali men plead guilty in Hamburg trial

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • Stranded mariners aided
    A CHARITY for seafarers said today it is aiding the crew on a German general cargo ship that has been stranded for three months off the UK
  • Piracy sentences sought
    GERMAN prosecutors reportedly called today for prison sentences of 4-11 years for 10 Somali pirate suspects being tried in the hijacking of a box ship in 2010
  • Drybulk seen bottoming in 2013
    DEUTSCHE Bank analyst Justin Yagerman predicted today that drybulk rates will not bottom until next year - and won't recover until 2014
  • New Gdynia inquiry planned
    THE EC said today it plans a formal investigation into the legality of government aid to yards that bought the assets of Poland's bankrupt Gdynia shipyard
  • Boxes back to future?
    TODAY'S liner sector has been battered, yet an acquisition free-for-all like 2005's is unlikely, a key analyst has assured
  • US coal accord signed
    ENERGY terminal operator Kinder Morgan is expanding its coal export capacity in the US Gulf of Mexico through a $140M long-term pact with Arch Coal
  • Uljanik Plovidba flips to losses from profits
    CROATIA'S Uljanik Plovidba has reported net losses of 7.2M kuna ($1.23M) for 2011, from net profits of 96.6M kuna for 2010
  • Pulp shippers seeking shift of sea to rail
    PAPER and pulp exporters in Scandinavia are looking to shift more shortsea cargoes onto rail in response to rising fuel costs in the northern Europe's SECA
  • More faulty Ust-Luga construction disclosed
    FAULTY construction will reportedly hold up tanker loading at the gas liquids terminal at Ust-Luga for months more - if not longer
  • Steam coal imports to China rise to record
    CHINA imported a record 102.31M tonnes of steam coal in 2011, a 10.6% increase on 2010, according to customs data
  • Synchronised diving for bulker values
    THE BDI has sunk to a two-year low, falling 34 points from 23 January to close yesterday at 807
  • Coal port waits fall, but iron delays rise
    WAITING at drybulk ports remain almost unchanged this week, with increases at major iron ore facilities balanced by decreases at major coal ports
  • Sellers resisting falling prices for VLCCs
    BROKERS told Fairplay today Samco Shipholding has withdrawn 2003-built Samco America from the S&P market after offers fell below its hopes
  • Perusahaan and Höegh complete FSRU deal
    A DEAL to employ the first of two 170,000m³ FSRUs off Belawan in North Sumatra has been completed by Höegh LNG
  • Kremlin backs coal port
    THE KREMLIN reportedly backs a scheme to build a coal-loading port with planned yearly capacity of 20M tonnes on the Sea of Okhotsk

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • Hot Profit for Cold Chain Specialist Marten Transport
    Marten Transport raised its net profit 47 percent to $7.1 million in the fourth quarter as the refrigerated carrier's revenue...
  • Canadian Shippers Report Higher Surface Rates
    Ground transportation rates paid by Canadian shippers rose 1.6 percent month-to-month in November, the ninth straight monthly increase since...
  • Turnaround at Swift Nets $90 Million Profit
    Swift Transportation reported its first annual profit since 2006 as the nation's largest truckload carrier rebuilt its revenue base and...
  • Trucking Industry, Teamsters Clash Over Owner-Operator Bill
    The harbor trucking industry is clashing with the Teamsters union over a bill before the Washington state legislature that would...
  • US to Develop Global Strategy for Supply Chain Security
    The U.S. will develop a global supply chain strategy that allows goods to move efficiently and securely, and encourages development...
  • CN Boosts Profit 17.7 Percent on Record Revenue
    Canadian National Railway's profit in the fourth quarter rose 17.7 percent year-over-year to $584 million, as revenue jumped 12 percent...
  • CSAV Raises Additional $129 Million
    Chilean carrier CSAV has raised $129 million in the second stage of a planned $1.2 billion capital increase and said...
  • Rotterdam Container Growth to Outpace Rivals, Analyst Says
    The port of Rotterdam will grow container traffic faster than its north European rivals over the next six years and...
  • House Republicans to Introduce 'At Least' Five-Year Transport Bill
    House Republicans on Thursday will introduce a surface transportation bill that calls for highway spending at current levels "for at...
  • French Ports Push Unified Seine Logistics Corridor
    The northern French ports of Le Havre, Rouen and Paris are working together on a joint effort to attract business...
  • Norfolk Southern Net Profit Rises 19 Percent
    Higher intermodal, coal and general merchandise volumes helped Norfolk Southern increase net profit 19 percent to $480 million in the...
  • Damco Taps Thygesen as North Asia CEO
    Damco has appointed Henriette Hallberg Thygesen, a 16-year veteran of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, as its new CEO for North...
  • Maersk Adds Cargo Declaration Amendment Fee
    Maersk Line will begin charging a cargo declaration amendment fee on shipments to destinations that require advanced manifest, starting March...
  • EU Orders Deutsche Post to Pay Back State Aid
    European Union trust busters ordered Deutsche Post to pay back up to $1.3 billion in aid from the German government...
  • Trans-Pacific Rates Stay Firm as Chinese Factories Close
    Average spot freight rates on the eastbound trans-Pacific trade held firm for the third week in a row even as...
  • Japan Posts First Annual Trade Deficit in 31 Years
    Japan suffered a trade deficit of $32 billion with the rest of the world in 2011- the first annual deficit...
  • Maersk Reorganizes Far East-Mediterranean Services
    Maersk Line is reorganizing its Far East Asia-West Mediterranean service network, effective mid-February. The changes include new port calls...
  • Panalpina Launches Six Intra-Asian LCL Services
    Panalpina said its six new direct less-than-container-load services on intra-Asian routes are aimed at tapping growing demand from consumer, high-tech...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • US truckers power ahead
    Further evidence that the US economy may be picking up the pace in growth comes from the American Truck Association's [ATA] for-hire truck index for December which ...
  • ACL and Peel Ports win business from General Electric
    Atlantic Container Line (ACL) and Peel Ports of Port of Liverpool, have secured new business with General Electric (GE) Transportation to ship, handle and deliver ...
  • APM T's US activities win safety award
    The Hague-based APM Terminals' (APM T) focus on ensuring its facilities are among the most secure and safest in the world is paying off with the operator recently ...
  • UK economy contracts
    Troubled by the eurozone crisis - its biggest trading partner accounting for 50% of its exports - the UK's GDP has started to contract, and could have already slid ...
  • M&A not on the cards in 2012
    UK-based Drewry Maritime Research, a leading adviser and publisher of reports on the global shipping industry, has ruled out any significant merger and acquisition ...
  • UPs 2011 intermodal revenue jumps but volumes decline
    US Class 1 railroad Union Pacific (UP) saw its intermodal revenue surge for 2011 - but volumes fell, no doubt impacted by the tough global economic situation and ...
  • Growth continues in mothballed fleet
    The amount of idled cellular capacity has spiked again to hit 676,000 TEU at the January midpoint, equating to 268 boxships, according to the latest survey by Paris-based ...
  • Le Havre down but not out
    Le Havre has confirmed that its container traffic declined by 6% last year, down to 2,220,000TEU, which is a poor result compared to its Benelux rivals' combined ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • CSAV nears next round
    Spinoff of Saam on the horizon as Chilean liner giant completes second phase of billion-dollar securities sale.
  • Rem inks PSV fixture
    Age Remoy-led offshore owner to send new platform supply vessel off for six months.
  • Navy SEALS spring hostages
    Seafarers on alert amid fears of retaliation as gun battle between Somali pirates and elite US military unit ends in bloodshed.
  • BON's bonds looked tasty
    Fred Olsen company rakes in more than expected from a trip to the bond market.
  • DOF continues spree
    Oslo-listed owner fixes three vessels to Shell and wraps up $120m fundraiser.
  • Sembcorp linked to Sete deal
    Singapore shipbuilder reportedly clinches Brazilian drillship contract worth nearly $800m.
  • Fastnet gets more time
    Ireland to Wales ferry operation has Dublin court protection extended as it tries to find new investor.
  • Yard boss attacked
    Mitsui systems engineer arrested for attempted murder after hitting office manager in the head with hammer.
  • Jaya admits IHC interest
    Singapore-listed shipbuilder confirms reports Dutch company has made enquiries after share price leaps.
  • DHT divi doubt dismissed
    Fear of a further dividend cut which is dragging owner's stock down is wide of the mark, analyst says.
  • Dof ties up two PSVs
    Mons Aase-led owner fixes two offshore support vessels on long-term deals in Australia and Brazil.
  • Kayne sells DHT stock
    Hedge fund flogs a chunk of its shares in New York-listed tanker owner.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • Drewry sees more interest in index-linked contracts
  • Maersk boosts Colombo hub
  • White House releases global supply chain security plan
  • U.S. export reform to keep space industry in flight
  • Miami dredging faces lengthy delay
  • MSC raises U.S. export rates to South Africa
  • Panalpina starts 6 ex-Shanghai LCL services
  • Norfolk Southern profit rise 19% in 4Q
  • KCS 4Q profit up 73%
  • Encompass picks new president, CFO
  • MSC raises Europe-East Africa rates
  • CN profit up 18% in 4Q
  • Proxy battle shaping up at CP

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 25, 2012
  • Phased Introduction of the Global Cap
    Should the IMO consider a phased approach between the current 3.50% and 0.50% global sulphur limit?
  • Crude rallies on low production numbers
    'The sizable build in crude supplies was more than balanced by the drop in product supplies,' says analyst.
  • Mixed price movements in European ports
    Low demand in Rotterdam.
  • Signs of improved compliance with new global sulphur limit
    DNVPS reports fall in fuels testing above limit while Visva Lab identifies different markets with high levels of fuels above 3.50% sulphur.
  • Fujairah prices falling
    Tight avails in Fujairah.
  • Lukoil-Bunker Italy deploys two tankers
    Company has been delivering product to vessels of northwest Africa.
  • New trader at Cockett Marine
    Tom Coffey will be based in UK office.
  • Wartsila to supply engines 'with integrated scrubbers'
    System will 'set new standards for environmentally sustainable shipping.'
  • Fuel oil imports down year-on-year
    Chinese bunker demand 'mediocre.'
  • Ship's officers in court after bunker spill
    Master and chief engineer given bail.
  • Asian bunker prices falling mid-week
    No indications in Hong Kong due to Lunar New Year holidays.
  • Maersk Line completes biodiesel test
    Test on Maersk Kalmar part of integrated testing and certification programme.
  • DHT posts lower revenues in fourth quarter
    Voyage expenses for 2011 amounted to $1.3 million, related to bunker consumption.
  • EEDI and SEEMP requirements to 'gradually' reduce emissions
    Higher fuel prices will, over time, 'drive' technology and innovation, says DNV.
  • US firm fined $1 million for oil pollution and ballast water failures
    'Excessive' oil and diesel fuel leaking from components of Titan Express, says US Coast Guard.

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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
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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 "
››› 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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