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January 27, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • ICT said to be ready to receive Voyager in May
    ROYAL Caribbean Cruises chairman and CEO Richard Fain has taken a look around the new but yet-to-be-launched International Cruise Terminal (ICT), and he likes what he saw.
  • Container lines running out of options to lower costs
    Container ships can't go any slower. Shipping lines are running out of options to stop losses as sailing speeds reach their lower limit, exhausting a solution that helped restore profitability in 2010.

Sched Netweb site
  • OOCL revenue falls 1.5pc to $5.53 billion in 2011, declines 11.2pc in Q4
  • Carriers remove 10pc of eastbound transpacific capacity in Q4
  • DP World and ABP sell London's Tilbury CT to Forth Ports for US$149 million
  • LNG-powered 9,000-TEUer wins DNV classification society approval
  • Internal rift appears in China's attitude on validity of global warming threat
  • Hebei ports volume in 2011 up 17pc to record-breaking 700 million tonnes
  • Guangdong's expressways to reach 5,500 kilometres in next four years
  • Solar powered ferry comes to carry Hong Kong Jockey Club golfers
  • PSA, local partner, refuse to pay surprise tax for at Mumbai's JNPT
  • Thailand's RCL to commence container service to Eilat via Colombo in April
  • Ireland's Cork Harbour export growth reaches pre-recession levels
  • DB Schenker Logistics to warehouse Coca-Cola in Poland
  • Shipping Hong Kong week conference convenes February 28 to March 1
  • Hong Kong Airport cargo volume down 4.6 in 2011 to 3.9 million tonnes
  • Changi cargo up 2.8pc to 1.87 million tonnes, back to 2008 highs
  • HNA Group invests another US$20 million in JV air carrier MyCargo
  • Fuzhou airport to spend US$3.17 million to become cross-strait air hub
  • Swissport International revenues up 7pc to US$1.8 billion in 2011

Exim Indiaweb site
  • Ashok Janakiram elected Chairman of FEDSAI
  • Asian shipping expected to ride out stormy downturn
  • Bureau Veritas approves LNG-powered ultra-large containership
  • Dry bulk demolitions reach 10-yr high in 2011
  • Essar to ship coal from own Indonesian mine
  • APSEZ's West Basin terminal handles record 67,153 tonnes of coal in less than 24 hours
  • Govt slightly alters Major Port corporatisation plan
  • P. D. Rathi highlights pay, pension anomalies during interaction with Shipping Minister
  • Centre presses states to implement Carriage by Road Act
  • New National Permit System for goods carriage implemented
  • Duty hike likely on power gear imports
  • A 12-step guide to managing your money in 2012 - II
  • Letter of Credit explained through appropriate case study

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Three more airlines award contracts to WFS in the Virgin Islands
    Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) has been awarded ground handling contracts with JetAirFly Airlines, Air Canada and JetBlue Airlines in the US Virgin Islands. As one of the world's ...
  • ACG opts for Traxon EDI
    Traxon Europe, the international provider of value-added services to the airfreight industry in the area of e-communication and automation, has attracted a new customer in Germany....
  • Thailand and China agree to Bangkok-Chiang Mai rail link
    Thailand and China have signed a memorandum of understanding covering the development of a high-speed train system linking Bangkok to Chiang Mai in the north of Thailand. Construct...
  • CN completes merger of DMIR, DWP into Wisconsin Central
    Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is completing the merger of three of its US operating subsidiaries. The merger of Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company (DMIR), Dulu...
  • Suez Environment Group adopts Renault Trucks urban vehicles
    The Suez Environment Group (SEG), a global operator dedicated to activities associated with water and waste, has been won over by the variety of vehicles available in Renault Truck...
  • France transport association concerned about 2012 prospects
    The French road transport association FNTR said that «2012 will be a year of no growth and numerous worrying problems.» At the trade body's traditional New Year's meeting, its pres...
  • FAA announces safety ratings for Curaçao and Sint Maarten
    The US Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced that Curaçao and Sint Maarten do not comply with international safety standards set by the In...
  • Ceva: new managing director in Iberia
    Ceva Logistics appointed Marco Galbusera as managing director for its operations in Iberia, effective 1 January 2012. He assumed the role from Giuseppe Chiellino. Galbusero, who wa...
  • Transnet Port Terminals Durban buys Liebherr port mobile cranes
    Transnet Port Terminals (TPT), a South African port terminal operator, has signed a contract with Liebherr of Neuzing (Austria) for the supply of six Liebherr LHM 550 mobile harbou...
  • New joint marketing of Paris, Le Havre and Rouen ports
    The French ports of Paris, Le Havre and Rouen will be jointly marketed in the domestic and international markets under their new brand name Haropa. The ports recently launched the ...
  • Meyer & Meyer purchases Haase Transport
    Meyer & Meyer, a logistics company headquartered in Osnabrück (Germany), took over Haase Transport GmbH with retroactive effect from 1 January 2012. Haase Transport, a medium-s...
  • Swiss Post International opens branch in Norway
    Swiss Post International has expanded its presence in Scandinavia by opening a branch in Norway at the beginning of the year. This provides Swiss online dealers with the possibilit...
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics opens office in Moscow
    To support its growing business in Russia, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics has opened a new office in Moscow in addition to its current presence in St Petersburg. Moscow is the cent...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • AAPA names Rep. John Mica "Port Person of the Year"
  • Bollinger Shipyards President and CEO honored by Signal Mutual
  • Strikes at Fincantieri delay delivery of Oceania Cruises m/s Riviera
  • Resolve hires veteran marine fire fighting expert
  • Manager and owner of M/V Aquarosa cop pleas in magic pipe case

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Agricultural exports fuel rise in Port of Tacoma totals for 2011
  • Port of Newport powering down marina dock for improvement project
  • Music Initiative to entertain Sea-Tac Airport passengers
  • Port of Port Angeles releases fourth quarter Work Plan update
  • SSA Mexico on-line with Tideworks terminal software

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • 'Stupid ship owners' must stop ordering 'stupid ships'
    Restricted lending should help reduce overcapacity
  • A false sense of security?
    Giant cruiseships look like floating hotels but ignore the dangers of the ocean at their peril
  • Montoir joins LNG re-export club
    Ports in Belgium, Spain and the US reship gas to Asia for a premium price
  • Offshore construction on a high
    Morgan Stanley analyst points to 226 outstanding floating production platform installations, some 30% more than 18 months ago
  • Seadrill $1bn spin-off set to take pipelay support vessels
    Joint venture between Seabras and Malaysia-based SapuraCrest Petroleum will offer services to Brazilian state giant Petrobras
  • Star Reefers presses on with JFC case
    UK setback will not close other legal avenues
  • New fall in product tanker rates from Europe to US
    No signs of a reversal yet, say brokers
  • Eredene Capital reduces stake in Indian box freight station
    Sale of 10% stake in Sattva CFS & Logistics raises $1.7m
  • P&I brokers question value of S&P public information ratings
    Motives for the West of England downgrade questioned
  • Washington hits Aquarosa owner and manager with $2.4m magic pipe fine
    Bilge dumped from newbuilding's maiden voyage
  • Dry bulk deals available for those with cash, says Frangou
    Prices 'justified' even by current long-term charter rates
  • Rina facing class action
    Lawyers behind Al Salam Boccaccio claim prepare Costa Concordia case
  • Shipping firms use Chapter 11 threat to buy time
    'Tactical' restructuring waits for improving markets
  • Media's speculation over Costa Concordia jeopardises a fair trial
    Evidence which should be in the hands of official investigators is being paraded in newspapers and television programmes
  • A truth darker than fiction
    Costa Concordia highlights how we handle fear and courage and funk
  • German shipowners threaten flag exodus in new anti-piracy row
    VDR demands urgent legal reform to allow owners to deploy private security firms
  • South Sudan slashes oil output as tensions mount with north
    New price fears as country halves its output
  • Iron ore trade set for boost in February
    Futures trade indicates restocking of Chinese mills is imminent after new year celebrations
  • Simatech to order two 3,000 teu feeders
    Dubai-based operator diversifying its fleet by adding larger vessels
  • DFDS and Louis Dreyfus launch Dover-Calais ferry service
    Former SeaFrance bidders plan February launch for two-vessel service
  • Penning rejects Liverpool proposal
    No turnaround calls for Liverpool Cruise Terminal
  • A legal wake-up call
    Check every contract ruthlessly, then check it again
  • Supramax lay-ups imminent if rates slump continues
    Shipowners ballast across the Atlantic in opposite directions in search of cargo
  • BG Group signs second US LNG deal
    Contract boosts prospects for US exports
  • Iran retaliates to EU sanctions with threat to halt oil exports early
    Price hike fears as countries would struggle to source alternative supplies
  • German charter tonnage co-operatives arouse strong interest
    Almost 300 ships are already members of two new groups for feederships and small bulkers
  • Tonnage glut weakens Stolt Tankers
    Tanker owner admits it was over-optimistic about 2012 'turnaround'
  • Zodiac lets 16,000 teu newbuilding options expire
    Depressed freight markets dampen demand for largest box tonnage
  • Developing-world demand boosts dry bulk operators
    Tanker players are more exposed to recession-bound economies

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Libya now just 20% from pre-war oil level
    LIBYA'S National Oil Corp's daily production has reached 1.3M barrels per day, more than 80% of its pre-revolution total, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • Efploia fined for pollution
    GREEK ship manager Efploia Shipping has been fined $1.2M after pleading guilty to illegally dumping oil and plastic waste in US waters
  • Chapter 11 option touted
    RESTRUCTURING via bankruptcy has its advantages for shipowners, the London Marine Money conference heard today
  • Strikers to disrupt Corsica ferry services
    FRENCH ferry operator SNCM told Fairplay it expects "heavy disruption" to Marseilles/Corsica services today as union members begin a two-day strike
  • Profits fall 35% at India's Sesa Goa
    SESA GOA, India's largest exporter of iron ore, has reported a 35% fall in net profits year on year over the October-December period
  • Concordia calls scrutinised
    COSTA Crociere chairman Pier Luigi Foschi has told Italian senators that Costa Concordia's captain had assured that he had control of the cruise ship - just two minutes before warning he must order its evacuation
  • Stolt-Nielsen: don't be optimistic on upturn
    STOLT-Nielsen today reported a fall in profits in 2011's final quarter and warned that continued weakness in Western economies might prevent a chemical carrier upturn this year
  • Ship financing 'involves sensibility and pain'
    EQUITY and debt capital is still "sufficient" to fulfil orderbook funding "needs", London's Marine Money conference was assured today
  • Rise seen in Rotterdam port market share
    ROTTERDAM port's market share among northern European ports might expand to 45% of total capacity by 2017, a report has predicted
  • Keppel's profits jump 14%
    SINGAPORE'S Keppel Corp today said its net profits rose 14% in 2011 year on year, to S$1.49Bn ($1.19Bn)
  • CSAV inches towards goal
    CHILEAN box liner CSAV today announced the sale of an additional $129M in shares, leaving it well short of its $1.2Bn capital-raising goal
  • Deconstructing disaster takes time
    COMPLEX internal architecture of modern cruise ships will make it extremely difficult to identify the exact causes of casualties such as the Costa Concordia disaster, a stability expert has warned Fairplay
  • BLT's shares suspended
    SHARES in Indonesia's Berlian Laju Tanker are suspended today, which has sparked a rating agency downgrade
  • Indian players take up VLCC slack
    INDIAN oil companies have picked up the slack while their Chinese counterparts celebrate Lunar New Year this week

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Michigan to Build Ambassador Bridge Ramp Within Months
    The Michigan Department of Transportation said it will build an off-ramp connecting the Ambassador Bridge, the busiest U.S.-Canada crossing, to...
  • J.B. Hunt Transport Revenue Reaches $4.5 Billion
    Higher rates and volumes boosted fourth-quarter net profit 25.4 percent to $72.6 million at J.B. Hunt Transport Services, the nation's...
  • Maersk to Use Greener Fuel in Virginia Ports
    Maersk Line containerships will switch to burning low-sulfur fuel while at berth in the Port of Virginia starting in February....
  • NYK Line US Imports Grow 7 Percent
    Japan's NYK Line saw a 7 percent year-over-year surge in imports into the United States from Asia in December in...
  • Transport Secretary LaHood's Son Barred From Leaving Egypt
    Sam LaHood, son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, is being detained in Egypt as part of a crackdown on...
  • Truckload Spot Market Slows in January
    Spot market truckloads dropped 14 percent in December from the previous month but were still 25 percent higher than in...
  • NY-NJ Port Authority to Crack Down on 'Discrimination'
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's new executive director said the agency will use its leases as...
  • Knight Expects Truck Rates to Rise 3 to 4 Percent
    Knight Transportation plans to add capacity in 2012, expanding its fleet and services while raising truckload rates 3 to 4...
  • LaHood Doubts Congress Will Pass Transport Plan in 2012
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood Congress doesn't expect Congress to pass a comprehensive surface transportation bill this year. The differences...
  • CP Directors, Activist Investor on Collision Course
    The time to switch the tracks and prevent Canadian Pacific Railway from barreling toward a proxy fight is over. ...
  • CP Profitability Worsens Amid Proxy Fight
    Canadian Pacific Railway saw fourth-quarter profit rise 19 percent year-over-year to $221 million, but the railroad's operating ratio worsened as...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Hike Rates on Far East Services
    Hapag-Lloyd will impose a series of general rate increases on Far East services in March, as part of the German...
  • Celadon Group Profit Jumps 86.2 Percent
    Tight capacity, rate hikes and acquisitions helped Celadon Group boost net profit 86.2 percent in the last quarter despite a...
  • NYSA's Curto Urges NY-NJ Port to Improve Productivity
    The Port of New York and New Jersey's various factions must work together to improve a port that is "not...
  • Durable Goods Orders Rose 3 Percent in December
    Orders for long-lasting goods rose 3 percent in December, a sign the manufacturing sector continues to bolster a slow economic...
  • Forth Ports Takes Control of London Tilbury Terminal
    Forth Ports acquired full ownership of Tilbury Container Services, paying $147 million for the remaining 67 percent share of the...
  • Asia-Europe Spot Rates Fall 2.6 Percent
    Average spot rates on the Asia-Europe trade lane fell this week after increasing week-over-week in the previous five weeks as...
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Open Shipping Agency in Dubai
    Hapag-Lloyd will open its own shipping agency in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, in a joint venture with its existing third...
  • MSC Hikes Piracy Surcharge Between African Ports
    Mediterranean Shipping Co. said it will put a new piracy surcharge into effect on containers it transports between ports in...
  • Asian Air Carriers Saw Cargo Traffic Fall 5.4 Percent
    Asian air carriers shipped 5.4 percent less freight last month than in December 2010, as the traditional end of the...
  • MSC Imposes Surcharge on Port of Mombasa Cargo
    Mediterranean Shipping Company imposed a port congestion surcharge on all cargo moving to the Port of Mombasa, Kenya, starting Feb....
  • Hong Kong Air Freight Fell 4.3 Percent Last Month
    Throughput at Kong Kong International Airport in December fell 4.3 percent year-over-year, pulling annual traffic down 4.6 percent at the...
  • MSC Shuffles US East Coast Port Calls on Far East Service
    Mediterranean Shipping plans to shuffle the U.S. East Coast port rotation of its Golden Gate Service from the Far East...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Daikin sells first Zestia units to Cronos
    Daikin Reefer, which is one of the largest manufacturers of reefer machinery for the container shipping industry, has sold the first of its innovative Zestia-designed ...
  • Davos debates global growth challenges
    In a World Economic Forum [WEF] moderated-panel session at the Swiss resort of Davos yesterday - which included contributions from the chairman and ceo of Coca-Cola ...
  • Italy stymied by striking truckers
    Day-4 of the Italian truck drivers' strike against Prime Minister Mario Monti's aggressive tax-increasing austerity measures is taking its toll, with acute fuel ...
  • KPA to destroy cargo
    The Kenya Port Authority (KPA), which is desperate to free up space and improve on its poor productivity levels, has issued an ultimatum to importers/receivers ...
  • TS Lines exits transpac
    Taiwan headquartered TS Lines is leaving the transpacific trade as it is exiting the China-America East Coast Express string that it runs with partner Hainan POS.Gavin ...
  • IMF: Iran oil embargo could result in 30% spike
    The International Monetary Fund [IMF] has flagged-up the risk that sanctions against the nuclear-experimenting Iran could force up the price of a barrel of oil ...
  • Forth takes control of Tilbury box terminal
    In a USD95 (USD148) million deal, Scottish ports operator, Forth Ports has bought out the 67% of shares that it did not already own of the London, River Thames-located ...
  • CSAV raises further USD129 million
    Santiago-based CSAV has made further progress in its plans to raise USD1.2 billion in fresh capital with the group announcing that its second-stage plan in the ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Transpetro tied to spill
    Petrobras tanker wing issues alert as authorities race to contain oil leak at floating transfer station off Brazil.
  • Chembulk dodges BLT bullet
    CEO of Berlian Laju's Connecticut chemical arm claims its "business as usual" despite cash crunch at Indonesian parent.
  • Saipem enlists Fairstar duo
    Oslo-listed heavylift specialist poised to sail to the North Sea after lining up $15m transport pact with Italian energy giant.
  • Alam wins Samsung gig
    Malaysian offshore vessel owner to bank $37m from a deal with Korean engineering firm.
  • Maersk Tankers crowns CEO
    Danish shipping dynasty's tanker division trades king for a queen as Maersk Line lieutenant shifts gears.
  • Ezion scoops big charter deal
    Singapore-listed offshore owner seals $93.5m contract for a service rig in North America.
  • Scrap record to be toppled
    Macquarie Capital predicts dry-cargo demolition will shoot up by 50% in 2012.
  • BLT battles debt disaster
    Tanker giant in dangerous territory as it prepares to freeze trading and repayment of $418m owed on loans and ship leases.
  • Farstad joins bond flood
    Oslo-listed offshore owner rakes in nearly $70m from a trip to the bond market.
  • Kuznik judges the Judges
    Former HSH Nordbank boss lets rip at US bankruptcy courts' ridiculous knowledge of shipping.
  • Partners in pact with parent
    New York-listed owner secures two-year supramax charter with Navios Maritime Partners.
  • EU in new Polish yard probe
    Competition authority accuses two buyers of Poland's Gydnia of receiving illegal state aid to complete their deals.
  • Navios Partners on the mark
    Angeliki Frangou-led owner sees fourth quarter profit measure up favourably against Street bets.
  • Stolt slips in fourth quarter
    Oslo-listed shipowner looks to 2013 for tanker market recovery after drop in its fourth quarter bottom line.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • FP0117aaMaersk slows ECUBEX, adds Bremerhaven
  • CSAV adds $129 million for recapitalization
  • CMA CGM raises rates on number of trades
  • Maersk names new tanker chief
  • IMF dials back 2012 growth forecast
  • Maersk cuts back on AE2
  • NYK's December headhaul up marginally
  • Cronos adds 500 new Daikin reefers
  • Labor nears ratifying freight rail deal
  • CP improves profit in 4Q
  • Swift reports turnaround in 2011
  • MIQ opens new Dutch logistics center
  • Curto calls for NY port unity

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 26, 2012
  • Dr. Kassinger sets up consulting firm
    Industry veteran announces formation of own firm after 26 years as Senior Consultant for DNVPS.
  • Europe: Markets firm across the board
    Good demand in Rotterdam.
  • Prices firm in Fujairah
    Gains of more than $1 in early trading on NYMEX.
  • Pipeline opening could be delayed to September
    ADNOC and Chinese construction group debate quality.
  • EU regulators renew focus on sulphur caps
    Environment committee being asked to clarify 'implementation and monitoring' of sulphur regulations.
  • Fuel oil stocks at five-week high
    Singapore's on-shore fuel oil inventories climb 18% week-on-week.
  • Bulker's fuel tank 'damaged' at Pohang port
    Fuel tank of 29,753 gross tonne bulk carrier Global Legacy 'damaged', says NYK Line.
  • Prices firming at Asian ports
    Demand mixed on Thursday.
  • Turkey issues new marine pollution tariff
    Fine settled within 30 calendar days will be valid for a 25% discount, noted Vitsan.
  • Fresh leaks from Rena wreck spotted
    Silver sheen stretches south of Rena for about four kilometres on Thursday, says MNZ.
  • Petroplus files for insolvency
    Move follows unsuccessful negotiations with lenders, says Petroplus.
  • EMMA to manage energy and resources of LNG-fuelled ferry
    EMMA 'as easy to operate as a traffic light,' says project manager at Viking Line.
  • Challenge to French calls for delay to 0.10% sulphur cap
    'Yet another cry to avoid necessary steps into the future,' says maritime consultant.
  • Salvors prepare Costa Concordia for debunkering
    Second line of booms placed around the wrecked cruise ship.

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