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01:18 GMT+2
February 28, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • West African waters a new piracy hot spot
    The waters off West Africa's coast, the Gulf of Guinea, are a growing source of oil and have recently seen a spike in piracy for theft of its riches, a development seen to be fuelled partly by rising crude prices.
  • Maersk posts 43% drop in 2011 profit
    A.P. Moeller-Maersk A/S reported a 43 per cent drop in 2011 profit after falling freight rates pushed its container line, the world's largest, to a loss.

Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk 2011 profits total US$3.4 billion, but containers lose $600 million
  • Panama Canal expansion's most expensive jobs threaten to run over budget
  • Maersk's AMPT to limit volume if Mumbai's 44pc THC reduction enforced
  • Shipping Hong Kong conference covers broad range of issues this week
  • UK Club insurers offer maritime BowTie risk management scheme in Asia
  • New York backs off on strict ballast water rules, adopts federal standard
  • Port of Mombasa to auction 200 containers cargo owners refuse to collect
  • Singapore's Mocean Shipping to be rebranded MM Line from March 1
  • Swift pays US$4 million for misappropriation, but scores Moody's upgrade
  • DP World to focus on expanding Caucedo Port in the Dominican Republic
  • Toll Holdings posts lower net profit on 5pc increase in revenue
  • NCC's terminal to restart operations at Black Sea Port of Odessa-Illichivsk
  • US Customs proposes new rule on re-exports to ease tracking, compliance
  • January Asian air cargo volumes fall 13.7pc, but hope rises on US recovery
  • Air France to start twice-weekly freighter service to Atlanta March 27
  • Lufthansa's time:matters opens station at Scotland's Aberdeen airport

Exim Indiaweb site
  • CBEC chief launches biometric smart card for CHAs, ex-im trade
  • Colombo port container volume up 3 pc
  • Cosco, China Shipping working towards greater service integration
  • ESC wants global anti-trust block exemptions for lines scrapped
  • Introduction of ISO security container seal requirement delayed
  • Maersk rate hikes on FE-West Coast Latin America & Caribbean trades
  • OOCL, RCL, to commence Shanghai, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Bangkok loop from March 4
  • Safmarine welcomes first of three new WAFMAX vessels in 2012
  • SCI kicks off Worldwide Agents Meet 2012
  • Transparency in dealings between shipping agents, tax authorities stressed at MANSA's TDS seminar
  • Incentives for -denominated trade with Iran
  • ChPT adheres to Madras HC order by discontinuing coal, iron ore handling
  • Govt sets up inter-Ministerial panel to decide on port regulation
  • Labour stir to impact operations at Mumbai Port, JNP today
  • UK trade delegation comes calling at JN Port to explore business opportunities

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • Norfolk Southern first in US to deploy clean renewable diesel
    Norfolk Southern, one of the largest US transporters of coal and industrial products, has penned a deal with Dynamic Fuels and Mansfield Oil, making it the first fleet user of ren...
  • Safmarine introducing new Wafmax vessels
    Shipping line Safmarine has taken delivery of the 4,500 teu "Safmarine Chilka", the first of three new Safmarine-branded Wafmax containerships to join A.P Moller-Maersk'...
  • Gijon container terminal investing in equipment
    The Gijón Container Terminal (TCG) is continuing to pursue its operational optimisation strategy and has thus added a shore crane to its equipment fleet, a Kalmar reach stacker wi...
  • Munich airport posts good results and posts a record
    Munich airport continues to rise in the rankings of Europe's most important air transport hubs, with airfreight at Bavaria's gateway to the world showing a 4% gain in 2011 and inc...
  • Russia and Bulgaria increase frequencies
    Russian and Bulgarian civil aviation authorities have agreed to double frequencies between the Bulgarian coastal towns of Burgas and Varna to Moscow. The designated carriers of ea...
  • Air Zimbabwe suspends services
    Air Zimbabwe is facing serious cash flow problems, failed to resume flights last week, and has now suspended all flights indefinitely. This was after workers vowed not to report f...
  • Kombiverkehr shifts 1 million truckloads from road to rail
    Frankfurt-based Kombiverkehr carried 4.2% more units last year than in 2010, hauling 972,600 truck consignments (or 1.95 million teu), an increase of 3,561 shipments over the prev...
  • RHA welcomes plans to charge foreign trucks in UK
    The UK Road Haulage Association (RHA) has welcomed the government's proposals to charge foreign trucks for using UK roads, which were published in a consultation by transport mini...
  • Hellmann introduces regular Ukraine-Poland groupage links
    Hellmann has established a weekly groupage service between Hellmann Worldwide Logistics in Poland and Hellmann East Europe in Ukraine. Freight can be consolidated in Nowy Tomysl, ...
  • Toll Group reports lower profits in H1
    The Toll Group, an Australian transport and logistics corporation, reported sales of AUD 4.4 billion (EUR 3.6 million) in the first six months of financial 2011/2012 (to 31 Decemb...
  • Expeditors International reports solid 2011 results
    The Seattle-based US forwarding and logistics service provider Expeditors International reported a 5% decline in fourth quarter 2011 revenues, due to the troubled airfreight indus...
  • IJS Global opens German branch office
    IJS Global, a major provider of global logistics services, has opened a new branch office in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, near Stuttgart (Germany). The region is considered one of the...
  • RZD president Vladimir Yakunin awarded Italian order of merit
    Vladimir Yakunin, the president of the Russian Railways, has been made a grand officer in the order of merit of the Italian republic. The award was presented to him on 21 February...
  • New Toll Collect managing director in Netherlands
    Toll Global Forwarding has appointed Marinus Uleman as managing director for the Netherlands. Uleman joined Toll's predecessor Baltrans in 2005, along with other colleagues from T...
  • Inchcape and Al Bakri in joint Saudi venture
    Maritime services provider Inchcape Shipping Services (ISS) is launching operations in Saudi Arabia. ISS has entered into a joint venture with the Al Bakri Group, which will be kn...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • Marty Erdossy to be NNS corporate director of customer relations
  • Private equity firm invests in TPG Mt. Vernon Marine
  • NASSCO gets $359.75 million contract mod for third MLP
  • Chinese shipyard delivers first RAmpage 4500 Class Offshore Support Tug
  • Freddie splashes out at Samsung
  • Costa Allegra adrift after generator fire
  • Austal reports loss-making half year
  • South African ship repairer completes work on Transocean drillship
  • With pain at the pump, AMP moves to head off Jones Act waivers
  • BMT Nigel Gee WSV will be first vessel with new Voith Linear Jet propulsors

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • Coast Guard keeping eye on car carrier with engine problems
  • Responsibilities changing at Federal Maritime Commission
  • Search begins for new president for California Maritime Academy
  • Port of Olympia taps Smith as new director of finance
  • Shipping lines work together to create new ANS service

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • More red ink forecast for Maersk Line as losses return in 2011
    Updated: Capacity cuts but no ship removals from Asia-Europe trades
  • Japanese-owned chemical tanker sells for just $19m
    Sale price is 27% lower than last similar deal
  • Cost increases nearly wipe out revenue gains for Samudera
    Sale of containers pushes net profits up
  • Stockpiled oil must deploy US vessels, says American Maritime Partnership
    Maritime lobby presses Congress to honour its Jones Act obligations
  • Sekimizu urges selection of CO2 market-based measure by 2013
    IMO secretary-general uses opening speech of this week's marine environment protection committee to call on its participants to intensify efforts to make progress i
  • Senate committee to probe cruiseship safety and environmental records
    Hearing follows Costa Concordia incident
  • Allied Maritime hit by new dry bulk charter dispute
    Chicago Rule B case brought by Nikator Navigation names ADM as garnishee
  • Shipping lawyer casts doubt on German owners' flag fundraiser
    VDR wants fee for every permit to flag out a ship to raise money to support training, but Hans Heinrich Nöll doubts that the scheme could be enforced
  • Hapag-Lloyd lands EEDI certification for entire fleet
    Company claims higher than average energy efficiency levels
  • Costa Allegra had fire safety deficiencies, records show
    UPDATED: Second incident likely to embarrass operator
  • The blame game
    Every line needs higher freight rates, but some flexibility on prices is also needed
  • Life is not cheap
    Conference proposal to bar ransom payments to pirates puts seafarers' lives in danger
  • Tug robbed in Strait of Malacca
    Third incident so far this year as anti-piracy watchdog warns of increase in attacks
  • Positive signals from increased US inventory
    Box carriers' supply-demand balance to improve by year-end 2013
  • Up to 60 vessels on sale for scrap
    Premium prices only for large or specialist tonnage
  • Tacoma sees box volumes up 4.1% in January
    US west coast port lifted by buoyant international trade
  • Maersk Tankers posts hefty loss as capacity glut cuts earnings
    Hopes pinned on new VLCC pool
  • Cosco Container Lines makes second Asia-Europe rates push
    Chinese line tells shippers that it plans to lift rates by $230 per teu on March 10, in addition to $300 rise taking on Thursday
  • Gearbulk to bring in exclusively Asian crews by 2013
    Move is part of a transition to hold down costs in a prolonged period of lower dry bulk freight rates
  • Port terminals and supply chains add to AP Moller-Maersk profits
    Profit for global terminals business surges 24% to $611m
  • Nam Cheong profits fall 20% despite new fourth-quarter orders
    Malaysia offshore specialist will expand business with Petronas
  • Swiber posts record revenues for 2011
    Strong Southeast Asian and South Asian demand boosts offshore specialist
  • China slams EU proposal to include shipping in emission trading scheme
    Pre-emptive remarks ahead of IMO debate on curbing shipping emissions
  • Seadrill orders two deepwater rigs from Samsung
    $1.2bn deal could signal further order soon
  • Asian box lines in US east coast- South America tie-up
    NYK Line, HMM, Hanjin and Evergreen launch service from March
  • Golar LNG places two new orders
    Orderbook stands at 13 vessels and FSRUs
  • Star Bulk settles dispute with Italian charterer
    Greek owner to write off $0.7m after receiving 'major portion' of claimed sum

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • Indian shares dive
    INDIAN shipping shares dived today as crude prices rose to a 10-month high, exceeding $125 per barrel
  • Finns finally get tonnage tax
    THE FINNISH Shipowners Association today hailed the country's new tonnage tax, which was unanimously approved on 24 February by the parliament
  • Maersk rate rise 'does not seem sustainable'
    EFFORTS by Maersk Line, the principal box unit of AP M'ller-Maersk, to increase freight rates on core Asia-Europe trade might not be sustainable, a shipping analyst said today
  • Breakers continue their cherry picking
    THE FLOW of ships being sold for recycling is steadily continuing, despite flat scrap prices
  • Blackstone bets on LNG
    CHENIERE Energy today confirmed a $2Bn investment by Blackstone that paves the way for large-scale LNG exports from the US
  • Seized ship arms presented at Indian court
    WEAPONS recovered from Italian crude carrier Enrica Lexie were produced today before a court in Kerala, India
  • Box ship S&P surges
    BOX SHIPS have grabbed top S&P billing for the first time this year
  • Wilmar unveils fifth buy
    SINGAPORE-listed palm oil grower and commodity trader Wilmar International has continued to shop for chemical tankers
  • Handysize bargains grabbed
    S&P DEALS are rising for Handysize bulkers, brokers said
  • VLCC taken for up to five years
    SOUTH Korea's Sinokor Merchant Marine has booked a VLCC for up to five years, said Greek broker Golden Destiny
  • First Resources has bumper year
    INDONESIAN palm oil grower First Resources has reported another bumper year, with a good harvest and higher crude palm oil prices
  • African oil heads to China
    RECOVERING Libyan crude production could create stronger tonne-mile demand for crude exports to China, a broker has predicted
  • Steeper tanker S&P fall seen
    BROKERS said today potential buyers of all tanker types are entering the market in hope of further falls in asset values
  • East box rates spring surprise
    FAR EAST/Europe box rates are bucking their falling trend, in what appears to be a certain success in planned general rate increases
  • Bumi Armada profits
    MALAYSIAN FPSO specialist Bumi Armada today announced 359.7M ringgit ($118.86M) in net profits for 2011, up 2.5% year on year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • SC Gov. Haley Vetoes Bill to Deny Savannah Dredging
    South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday vetoed a bill both state houses passed unanimously in an attempt to overturn...
  • Diesel Prices Top $4 Mark to Nearly 10-Month High
    Diesel prices across the U.S. topped $4 a gallon in the week ending Feb. 27, jumping 9.1 cents to a...
  • Seattle's Linda Styrk on Port Trucking and Cargo Diversion (Video)
    Seattle Seaport chief Linda Styrk says the port's moves to clean up harbor trucking are moving at a good pace,...
  • DOT's LaHood Urges 'Bold' Action on Transport Plan
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Monday urged state transportation officials to "be bold, don't be afraid" as they meet with...
  • Four Carriers to Launch Joint US-Brazil Loop
    Four ocean carriers are teaming up to jointly launch a new service between ports the U.S. East Coast and Brazil...
  • US Economists Expect 2.4 Percent Growth in 2012
    Forecasters surveyed by the National Association of Business Economics show growing optimism about the U.S. economy's direction this year but...
  • Electronic Container Booking Growth Outpaces Industry
    Electronic container cargo booking in 2011 outpaced overall industry volume growth by nearly four-fold, according to figures released Monday by...
  • Hong Kong Airlines to Continue Transporting Dolphins
    Hong Kong Airlines is refusing to stop transporting live dolphins captured in Japan despite public uproar over its involvement. ...
  • China Aims to Build World's Largest Cargo Airport
    China plans to build the world's largest cargo airport near Beijing in a $4.8 billion project due for completion in...
  • APM Terminals Profit Falls 18 Percent on Volume Gain
    APM Terminals profit declined 18 percent in 2011 to $649 million from $793 million a year ago, but the container...
  • CMA CGM Trims Asia-US East Coast Services
    CMA CGM will trim its network of all-water services between the Far East and the U.S. Gulf and East Coast...
  • Maersk Lost $602 Million Last Year, Forecasts 2012 Loss
    Maersk Line will remain in the red this year after slumping to a $602 million loss in 2011 from a...
  • Cleaning Up at the Dock
    Drewry Shipping Consultants estimates the international shipping industry contributes about 3.3 percent of the world's carbon dioxide emissions, part of...
  • State Competition for DCs Heats Up
    After years of turning their backs on distribution centers as grey hulks full of low-paying jobs, more states and cities...
  • Brokering Logistics Growth
    Chicago, the hub around which so many of the nation's transportation assets spin, is home to two non-asset transport operators...
  • CSAV's New Lease on Life
    After three years of boom and bust, Chile's CSAV hopes a new business model and $1.2 billion in fresh capital...
  • Happy Days at Hapag-Lloyd
    A decade ago, Hapag-Lloyd operated in the rarefied air along with the world's most profitable global ocean carriers. Now, after...
  • Rewards of Risk
    You've heard the wisecracks and jokes: "How can you tell your life-partner is a consultant? He/she celebrates an anniversary by...
  • How Independent Are Owner-Operators?
    Despite the widespread treatment of drivers as independent contractors and written agreements making clear drivers are not employees, an increasing...
  • Atkinson's Changed World
    Joseph B. Atkinson knew trouble was coming when Schneider National leaped into the regional truckload business in 2008. "My competition...
  • Trucking Takes Two Routes
    Trucking in 2012 is an increasingly divided industry, not along lines such as truckload or less-than-truckload or dry van or...
  • Research, Interrupted
    One of the smallest victims of Capitol Hill's battle over transportation funding may be the one most missed by industry...
  • Riding the Free Trade Wave
    Three long-awaited free trade agreements passed Congress last year, and the U.S. is negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership. What next? Several...
  • Customs' Wish List
    Senior managers at Customs and Border Protection have had several recent meetings in the Los Angeles area, explaining agency priorities...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • MISC counts the cost of liner exit
    Malaysian shipping group MISC Berhad posted a thumping pre-tax loss of MYR1.222 billion (USD410 million) for its full financial year, nine month abbreviated period ...
  • Airfreight acquisition flying high for Damco
    Damco, the stand-alone freight forwarding arm of Danish conglomerate, A P Moller-Maersk, increased its net profit contribution by almost 50% in 2011, versus the ...
  • Small shippers still left out in cold
    SeaIntel's latest research shows that small shippers are still being left to fend for themselves by ocean carriers. Working under the identity provided by a number ...
  • Lamu Port construction to start this week
    The Kenyan Government is planning to hold a ground breaking ceremony at Lamu on March 2, 2012. It will signal the start of the construction work at the new port, ...
  • CMA CGM reshuffles Asia-USEC loops
    CMA CGM has announced that it is reshuffling its services covering Asia-US East Coast - with the main changes being the rationalisation of a round-the-world-service ...
  • NZ's Tauranga achieves record half-year results
    The New Zealand, North Island Port of Tauranga has announced a record performance for its half year 2011/12 fiscal year which ended on December 31, 2011. Moreover, ...
  • Containerisation International seeks shippers to join Asia sentiment panel
  • Maersk hikes Suez Canal Fee by 60%
    Maersk Line is the first to announce an increase in Suez Canal Fee (SCF) in preparation for the Suez Canal Authority's 3% increase on March 1, 2012. Northbound ...
  • Safmarine takes control of first WAFMAX ship
    Grant Daly, ceo of Safmarine, has said that the delivery of the 4,500TEU ship, Safmarine Chilka [pictured], into the carrier's fleet represents a 'strong commitment ...
  • Maersk's liner services suffer even more in Q4 11
    The A P Moller-Maersk's liner services offered by Maersk Line, Safmarine, MCC and Seago Line saw collective profitability continue to sink badly in the final quarter ...
  • Growth markets drive APM T
    Emerging markets contributed to the bulk of APM Terminals' (APM T) operating profits this year, with about 76% of the terminal manager's earnings before interest, ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • CMB sells Clarksons stake
    Compagnie Maritime Belge ends investor relationship with top shipbroking group.
  • Nam Cheong awaits boom
    Malaysian shipbuilder expects flood of orders as it records a 15% rise in final quarter earnings.
  • Bank defends Genmar bailout
    Genmar rescue blueprint branded a significant achievement and the only option in Nordea counter attack.
  • Casino ship finally sold
    Three crew set for back-wages pay-out after abandoned Niobe Corinthian auctioned in Bermuda.
  • Dongfang's door spins again
    Finance director follows operations chief out of ailing AIM-quoted shipbuilder.
  • Fire on Carnival's oldest ship
    Costa Allegra loses power after blaze on more than forty years old vessel.
  • Adani wins Kandla build
    Indian group to invest INR 12bn in new bulker terminal in Gujarat state.
  • Bigger Bumi banks more
    Hassan Basma-led offshore outfit sees earnings rise thanks to expansion.
  • Seanergy extends handy deal
    Greek owner secures another two years' work for bulker with ArcelorMittal's Mur Shipping.
  • BLT admits defaults
    Indonesian owner misses payments on bonds and loans as talks with financial advisor continue.
  • Swiber sitting pretty
    Singapore-listed owner banks record revenue and ups earnings in 2011.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • C-TPAT budget-saving plans
  • Kyriba launches supply chain finance platform
  • Roadrunner takes over Capital Transportation
  • Maersk Line suffers $483 million loss
  • CMA CGM turns RTW service into all-water loop
  • COSCO raising Asia-Red Sea rates
  • FMC settles with eight firms
  • OOCL increasing transatlantic rates
  • Two Panalpina execs from K+N
  • South Africa partners in supply chain management

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 27, 2012
  • Cruise operator implements trim optimisation technology
    'When you're talking about an annual consumption rate of around 70,000 tonnes, the figures will soon add up,' says cruise operator.
  • Bill extending Californian bunker tax break passed
    SB 1243 would continue to exempt bunker fuel bought in California but consumed outside of Californian waters from full state sales/use tax.
  • MEPC 63: Lukewarm reception for Efficiency Incentive Scheme
    Proposal aimed at overcoming typical objections to MBMs draws sceptical remarks during IMO presentation.
  • European bunker markets lack direction
    Public holiday in Piraeus.
  • Prices show little movement in Middle East hub
    Strong winds disrupt Fujairah weekend deliveries.
  • Maersk Line reports Q4 loss
    Fleet will continue to sail at a loss in 2012.
  • Istanbul LSFO supply suspended
    Supplier suggests owners are not buying LSFO due to economic crisis and lack of port state control.
  • High bunker prices choking demand
    Rising fuel costs have pushed many ship operators into loss, 'forcing' them to keep bunker purchases to a minimum.
  • Bunker leaks 'quite normal' says Namibian official
    'Vessels have freedom of passage, and we can't patrol every vessel that passes-by.'
  • Asian markets firming as week opens
    Demand generally sluggish in Asian ports.
  • Study: PM and emissions lower on different fuel, under high loads
    PM, emissions and other parameters lower on Jatropha biodiesel and diglyme, against MGO.
  • Sinopec resumes bunkering in Shanghai after 'bad weather'
    Deliveries in Yangshan and Shanghai resumed from February 23 and 24 respectively.
  • Spanish shipper orders 'robust' engine for newbuilding
    Fuel efficient MAN L27/38 engine 'smokeless' while idling.
  • Isle of Man Ship Registry releases fuel changeover procedures
    'Highly unlikely' that mixing 3.50% and 1.00% sulphur fuels will produce ECA compliant material.
  • Maersk Line hikes Asia-Europe rates
    Amid a backdrop of tonnage oversupply and high bunker costs.

European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
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
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
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
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
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
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
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
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
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
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
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
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
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
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
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
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.
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%
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
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
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
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
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
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
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.
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
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
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
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
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
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%
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
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
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
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
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
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
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
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
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
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
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
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in 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.
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
››› 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
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
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
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
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
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
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
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
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
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
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
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
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
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
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
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
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
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
Report on work in liguri ports
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
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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