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January 30, 2012
The Business Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • January slump in Baltic index hits 58%
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of commodity freight costs, headed for its largest monthly decline in more than three years as plunging rents and near-record fuel prices cut earnings to below zero on some shipping routes.
  • Carnival sued in Miami over shipwreck
    Carnival Corp, the world's largest cruise line owner, was sued in Miami over the Jan 13 wreck of the Costa Concordia off the coast of Italy.

Sched Netweb site
  • Belgian sea and airport strikes feared this week to protest euro austerity
  • Maersk makes counter moves, adding and subtracting Asia-Europe capacity
  • Despite troubles, CSAV plans expansion after US$129 million share sale
  • Florida's Tampa port to buy 110 acres to handle expected cargo increase
  • Hong Kong's 2011 export value increases 10pc, imports rise 11.9pc
  • New York-New Jersey gains Asia cargo at west coast ports' expense
  • Fangchenggang container volume up 10pc to 266,308 TEU in 2011
  • China Merchants owns 85pc of Colombo's US$500 million container terminal
  • MSC imposes congestion surcharges US$150 at Mombasa from February 1
  • Union Pacific 2011 profit up 18pc to US$3.29 billion, intermodal off 3pc
  • Norfolk Southern 2011 revenue up 19pc to US$2.1 billion on 'recovery'
  • CSX Corp rail profit up 17pc to $1.8 billion, sales up 6pc in 2011
  • Canadian National 2011 profit increases 17pc to US$2.45 billion
  • Canadian Pacific Railway profit declines 12pc to US$569 million in 2011
  • UNCTAD: Third world trade output moves from 17 to 28pc over 30 years
  • United Continental losses narrow to US$138 million from $325 million
  • Portland International Airport's cargo volume rises 2.3pc in 2011
  • Cargolux adds B747-8F to boost Indianapolis to Luxembourg capacity
  • Lufthansa Cargo offers weekly Frankfurt-Detroit with New York stop

Exim Indiaweb site
  • KPT commissions first-of-its-kind seafarers centre on Republic Day
  • Hanne B. Sørensen appointed Maersk Tankers CEO
  • SAL vessels the first to make presence felt at new ports
  • Iran consents to pay for India's non-oil exports in Rs.
  • Jewellery exports decline 15 pc in Dec.
  • LAC countries keen to double trade with India
  • Oil firms may renew Iran crude contracts
  • South Australia eager to boost trade ties with India
  • KPSAA lauds KPT management for resolving long-pending issues
  • KPT commissions first-of-its-kind seafarers centre on Republic Day
  • Trade cautioned on disruption due to Belgian port closures today
  • Air Cargo Group plans Bali conference
  • Global firms vie to bag rail freight corridor projects
  • Ficci projects GDP to grow at 6.9 pc
  • Forex pool up $ 732 m due to strong $ inflows
  • Govt to fix ceiling on car imports from EU
  • India's global merchandise trade marching towards $ 750-bn mark
  • Rs. soars to 12-week high at 49.31/32
  • CBDT order on raids to probe high-value transactions has 'no authority of law' & may lead to abuse, says IMC
  • IFFCO Kandla celebrates 63rd Republic Day
  • Holleman transporting heavy components for Serbian refinery project
  • PPG expands member services in Middle East & South America
  • Shanghai training to improve communication skills for project forwarders

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Stevens Transport in USA expands its fleets
    Stevens Transport, based in Dallas TX (USA), is expanding its fleets by buying 1,200 units of the 3000R refrigerated trailer model from Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co. Stevens Tr...
  • Air Cargo Group plans Bali conference
    The neutral air freight wholesale specialists, Air Cargo Group, is set to celebrate a successful eighth birthday at its annual conference in Bali (Indonesia) from 27 February to 1 ...
  • Comparing the UK and German rail structure
    The UK Rail Freight Group (RFG) has published a comparator between the UK and Germany railway structure. It demonstrates that in terms of liberalisation and competition, the UK rai...
  • Groundbreaking for Kuehne + Nagel at the Port of Duisburg
    Germany's duisport Group is setting up a new logistics complex for Kuehne + Nagel. The official groundbreaking ceremony this week marked the symbolic start of the construction of t...
  • Switzerland: freight transport gradually recovering from economic downturn
    The economic crisis in 2009 had a disastrous effect on Switzerland's freight traffic. The transport performance that year was 7% lower than in 2008. The decline was significantly m...
  • DHL launches training programme for professional drivers
    DHL Freight, one of the leading providers of road freight services in Europe, is investing in the training of new professional truck drivers. In 2012 the company plans to train a t...
  • DPD and Hermes collaborating in Russia
    The CEP service providers DPD and Hermes have announced that they are bundling their strengths in the Russian market. The two companies want to offer end customers in Russia an alt...
  • Norbert Dentressangle secures further 3-year contract with Daikin
    Daikin UK and Daikin Europe NV have signed a further three year UK warehousing and distribution contract with the French transport and logistics group Norbert Dentressangle. Based ...
  • New Grimaldi 'motorway of the sea' between Salerno and Catania
    Naples (Italy)-based Grimaldi Groups have inaugurated a new thrice-weekly 'motorway of the sea' between Salerno and Catania (eastern Sicily). The link, which is operated by Finnli...
  • Dubai's cargo traffic sank slightly in 2011
    Air freight traffic at Dubai International airport (UAE) rebounded slightly to 189,593 t in December2011, reflecting a modest increase of 0.8% compared to the 188,103 t handled dur...
  • Boeing delivers two B777-300ERs to Saudi Arabian Airlines
    Boeing reached a major milestone with Saudi Arabian Airlines when it delivered the airline's first two B777-300ERs (extended range), marking another step forward in Boeing's...
  • APM Terminals recognised for safety excellence
    APM Terminals was presented with The Gerald H. Halpin Safety Excellence Award for 2010-2011 by the Signal Mutual Indemnity Association. The APM Terminals' operations in the USA wer...
  • ILFC appoints senior vice-president and head of Asia Pacific
    International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC), a wholly owned subsidiary of American International Group, Inc., announced that it will establish offices in Beijing and Singapore i...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • New coatings extend International Paint's antifouling range
  • Shipbuilders move ahead with workforce development initiative
  • John Poulson rejoins the American Club
  • ABB to provide energy management for LNG-fueled cruise ferry

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Port of Vancouver, USA unveils new Centennial website
  • AAPA taps Florida Congressman as top port person of the year
  • Inchcape Shipping Service warns of Belgian port closures
  • Sea-Tac Airport sets new passenger mark during 2011
  • US rail traffic count drops during week

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Snags that could scupper the sale of SeaFrance ships
    There are two potential sticking points to the SeaFrance fleet sale: the state of the vessels' maintenance and the retention of the crews
  • What price the SeaFrance ferries?
    The $244.5m valuation in 2010 for all four now looks wildly optimistic
  • Survey wars in Rotterdam
    Port authority study counters ECT forecasts
  • Crude tanker tonne-mile demand contracted 2% last year
    Gains in VLCC demand outweighed by weaker suezmax and aframax markets
  • Delta Mariner takes out Kentucky bridge
    Vehicle carrier slams into bridge
  • UK to push for regional carbon curbs rather than wait for IMO
    European Union emissions trading scheme could raise $15bn annually from shipping
  • Flow of fresh money boosts Seine waterway alliance
    French ports are reawakening after the ending of poor trade union relations that hindered dockside investment
  • SapuraCrest wins lion's share of six-ship tender
    Market rumblings have Petrobras tendering for an additional six pipelayers with the ability to lay flexible pipe
  • UK makes a smart move on training
    Full marks to UK Shipping Minister Mike Penning for fighting the industry's corner
  • More haste, less speed
    Industry must avoid a knee-jerk response to the Costa Concordia investigation
  • UK will struggle to source alternative to Qatari LNG says gas expert
    Emirate supplies 85% of Britain's LNG needs
  • West Africa to China VLCC trade offers best earnings in 2012
    Daily returns will eclipse Middle East-Asia voyages
  • Cash-rich owners likely to be the only tanker moneymakers in next five years
    Earnings in 2012-2016 will not be enough to cover finance and operating costs, McQuilling Services forecasts
  • Chemtanker rivals say they saw BLT crisis coming
    Questions over last year's refinancing package
  • General strike to halt Belgian ports
    Industrial action will disrupt operations at Antwerp and Zeebrugge
  • Insurance industry rejects suggestion it can ease Somalia's woes
    Bigger barriers need to be overcome before the country can embrace commerce
  • Marseilles Fos opens talks with Drydock 10 bidders
  • Brokers hope capesize rates have found a bottom
    As China gets back to business, the big question is if earnings will rise again
  • Lawsuits to challenge Costa's $14,460 compensation offer
    Cruise firm to pay out $160,000 per passenger if US lawyers have their way
  • Clubs aim to push pilot error up regulatory agenda
    IG expects that move to make pilots subject to international regulations will encounter opposition
  • Booming Piraeus posts near-doubling in box volumes
    Port handled more than 1.68m teu last year compared with 878,000 teu in 2010
  • Nordcapital tops KG league
    Financier secured $68.4m of new funds
  • The basic laws of human stupidity
    A 1977 essay by the Italian economic historian Carlo Cipolla, readily available on the internet, is recommended reading
  • RS Platou looks to acquire ACM Shipping
    Norwegian broker has not yet made an offer but London-listed ACM sees share price jump
  • BLT's crisis
    Indonesia's biggest oil and gas shipping company needs to tell the market how it will stay in business

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Sorensen to run Maersk Tankers
    APM SAID today it had appointed Hanne B Sorensen as CEO of its Maersk Tankers, making her perhaps shipping's most powerful women
  • Wärtsilä's Ship Power unit's profits drop
    STRONG ordering in specialised ships sectors this year should support the Ship Power unit of Wärtsilä, the Finnish engineering group said, although it reported a fall in net profits last year
  • China newbuildings dive 70.4%
    CHINESE shipowners ordered 258 newbuildings last year, a 70.4% dive year on year from 872 newbuildings contracted in 2010
  • Fund dumps DHT shares
    HEDGE fund MMI Investments has accelerated the sale of its stake in tanker owner DHT, bringing its holdings down to just 2%
  • Nordcapital keeps lead
    NORDCAPITAL, the KG issuing house of Hamburg ship owner Erck Rickmers, in 2011 raised €77M ($101.2M) in equity for fresh shipping investments and capital increases for distressed funds
  • Precious profits expected to be $22.56M for '11
    REGIONAL securities firm PhillipCapital said today it expects Precious Shipping to post net profits of 862.47M baht ($22.56M) for 2011, down 4.75% year on year
  • Fairstar raises $65M
    FAIRSTAR Heavy Transport, the Dutch heavy-lift operator listed in Oslo, said today it has raised $65M through a private placement of shares
  • VLGC charterers keep edge over owners
    BROKERS caution that VLGC owners should not jump for joy yet because improving gas freight rates are still unprofitable
  • Compensation offered in Concordia disaster
    ITALIAN consumer groups told Fairplay today they have signed an agreement with Costa Cruises to offer about €11,000 ($14,500) to each of the passengers aboard Costa Concordia
  • Piraeus box total doubles
    PIRAEUS Port Authority has said the number of containers it handled in 2011 had almost doubled from a year earlier
  • Strike to shut Belgian ports
    BELGIAN ports will be closed on 30 January by a general strike, with knock-on effects likely during the whole week, Inchcape Shipping Services said today
  • Thoresen sees S&P window
    THORESEN Shipping Singapore's managing director Ian Claxton has told Fairplay he hopes to exploit the BDI's fall to a three-year low by acquiring modern bulkers
  • Exmar lost $45.4M in '11
    EXMAR, the Belgian gas transporter, said today it reduced its consolidated net losses to $45.4M last year, from $14.4M in profits in 2010
  • Seafarer dies after falling overboard in Roenne
    A SEAFARER has reportedly died after falling overboard at the Danish port of Roenne
  • BLT subsidiaries defaulted
    INDONESIA'S chemical shipping group PT Berlian Laju has said a subsidiary has incurred a covenant breach under a loan for which it is a guarantor

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Hub Group Takes Aim at Eastern Truck Freight
    Hub Group expects a "transformational year" for the intermodal industry as Eastern rail network expansion boosts intermodal volumes, company officials...
  • Vessel Owner, Operator Fined $1.75 Million for Oil Dumping
    The owner and operator of a newly constructed bulk cargo ship were fined $1.75 million Wednesday for illegally dumping oil...
  • Teamsters Press Unionization of Toll Drivers
    The Teamsters union, as part of its national strategy to organize harbor truck drivers, has taken on Toll Global Forwarding,...
  • SC House Votes to Block Savannah Port Dredging
    South Carolina's House of Representatives is trying to reverse the approval by the state's environmental agency of a permit to...
  • Foreign Trade Zone Pioneer Spencer Dies at 85
    F.J. Spencer, the founder of IMS Worldwide, a leading expert in free trade zone development, died Jan. 13 at the...
  • Boxer Urges House to Pass Bipartisan Transport Plan
    Sen. Barbara Boxer on Thursday urged the House to pass a surface transportation bill that has bipartisan support, so that...
  • Class 8 Truck Orders Rose 71.7 Percent in 2011
    The trucking equipment market accelerated its recovery in 2011, as motor carriers ordered new tractors and rolling stock to replace...
  • Savannah to Switch to Electric-Powered Cranes
    The Georgia Ports Authority will buy four new electric-powered rubber-tired gantry cranes and retrofit other RTGs in the Port of...
  • Driver Market, Truck Capacity Tightening, Werner Says
    A "challenging" driver market will put more pressure on trucking costs, capacity and pricing in 2012, says truckload carrier Werner...
  • Illegal Fungicide Detected in 11 Juice Shipments
    Federal regulators said Friday they found traces of anillegal fungicide in 11 out of 80 shipments of imported orange juice...
  • Steel Imports Jumped 18.9 Percent Last Year
    Steel imports in December rose 6.6 percent year-over-year, pushing annual inbound shipments 18.9 percent to 23.9 million tons in 2011,...
  • Vessel Carrying Rocket Parts Hits Kentucky Bridge
    Highway traffic in southwestern Kentucky is being delayed and detoured for miles after a cargo ship struck a bridge over...
  • Inventory Buildup Boosts GDP Growth 2.8 Percent
    Rising inventories and consumer spending caused U.S. gross domestic product to expand at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the...
  • Strike to Close Antwerp Port, Brussels Airport Monday
    The port of Antwerp faces a shutdown Monday as Belgian dockers participate in a nationwide 24-hour general strike against...
  • Imperial Logistics Expands in Africa Through Acquisitions
    Imperial Logistics boosted its presence in southern Africa through the acquisition of two transport companies for undisclosed sums. ...
  • Pantos Logistics Aims for 10 Percent Growth in 2012
    Pantos Logistics expects to grow volume 10 percent this year and gradually emerge as one of the world's top 10...
  • Etihad Adds Two Freighters Amid Industry Slump
    Etihad Crystal Cargo plans to buy A330-200 freighters, valued at roughly $423 million, as the Abu Dhabi-based carrier works to...
  • Oakland Port Board Promotes Two Integral to Expansion
    The Oakland Board of Port Commissioners promoted two employees who have been highly involved in expanding the port. ...
  • Asia's Internal Engines
    From politicians to traders, there is a growing sense in Asia that, after four years of economic upheaval in the...
  • Trade Winds Change in China
    China, the world's second-largest economy after the U.S., saw foreign trade grow at its slowest monthly pace in two years...
  • Carrier Uncertainty
    It's impossible to read through The Journal of Commerce Annual Review and Outlook issue published this month and not conclude...
  • Leveraging Clarity
    By now it's accepted wisdom bordering on cliché that the global trading economy lacks clear direction, and that the sputtering...
  • Commingling Leads to Conflict
    Q: My wife is thinking of starting a brokerage company, and I have a few questions. 1. Is...
  • CSAV Raises Rates From India, Middle East
    Chilean container carrier CSAV imposed a general rate increase on trades from the Indian Subcontinent and the Middle East to...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Maersk Line adjusts its Asia/Med operations
    Maersk Line is to start a new Asia/Mediterranean service string and revamp an existing loop as it puts in place a plan to deal with the additional competition that ...
  • CP's intermodal revenue impacted by weaker volumes
    Calgary-headquartered railroad Canadian Pacific (CP) has seen its net income sink for 2011 compared to 2010 - no doubt impacted by weaker intermodal volumes.CP's ...
  • Aitken Spence sells its Colombo box terminal stake to China Merchants
    Citing 'high costs' and 'unreasonable demands' Sri Lankan conglomerate, Aitken Spence said it is selling its 30% share in Colombo International Container Terminals' ...
  • Emerging markets to rule
    That is the view expressed at the World Economic Forum [WEF], Davos, Switzerland by HSBC's chief global economist, Stephen King, who predicated a return to the ...
  • Piracy problems lead MSC to raise surcharge
    Geneva-based MSC has said that an increased risk of attacks on its ships trading in the Indian Ocean is behind its decision to raise its piracy surcharge by more ...
  • Exports surge at Tacoma
    The boom in US exports pushed up the Pacific Northwest port of Tacoma's containerised export volumes by 11% in 2011 compared to 2010 - with agriculture products ...
  • McKinsey report augurs well for Rotterdam
    A report commissioned by reason of the 'economic unrest' in 2011 and 'lack of clarity' going forward in the container sector, by the ...
  • Simatech Shipping to invest in new ships
    Dubai-based Simatech Shipping, which mainly operates feeder services in the upper Middle East Gulf and South Asia, naming Jebel Ali and Colombo among its principal ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • 'Rocket ship' bashes bridge
    Foss Maritime and US Coast Guard call in T&T Bisso following Tennessee River wreck.
  • Fairstar Heavy raises more
    Dutch heavy lift owner pockets $11m from another private placement in Oslo.
  • Brittany eyes break-even
    French ferry operator tipped for 2011 loss, but chairman says it is heading away from trouble.
  • Tanker tonic for Platou swoop
    Peter Anker and Richard Fulford-Smith share their thoughts on potential takeover of ACM.
  • Tandanor eyes offshore work
    State-owned Argentinean plant teams up with construction companies to target Petrobras FPSO business.
  • Havila sees strong finish
    Njal Saevik-led offshore vessel owner reports a better final quarter and ties down PSV quartet.
  • DNB confirms BLT exposure
    Norwegian bank says portfolio still solid despite Indonesian tanker owner's freeze on payments.
  • Platou in for ACM
    Peter Anker-headed broker is readying a takeover bid for Johnny Plumbe-led shop.
  • "A kick in the guts"
    Australian union slams BlueScope's decision to offload upgraded veteran freight ro-ro.
  • BLT's grades take a tumble
    Fitch dumps its ratings on Indonesian shipowner in the wake of its debt difficulties.
  • Boxship leaked gas
    Singaporean-managed vessel ordered to stay off Australia after cargo damaged in rough seas.

American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • LETTER: Risk and reliability balance in liner shipping
  • Softship's toughest sell
  • Transportation sweet spot
  • Maersk slows ECUBEX, adds Bremerhaven
  • J.B. Hunt drives record sales, profit in 2011
  • Jakarta added to Maersk/MSC's Boomerang
  • First 747-8 freighter lands at ABC
  • Arkansas Best sees turnaround
  • Hub profit up 36% in 4Q
  • VPA starts clean fuel program with Maersk
  • CBP throws flag on fake NFL jerseys
  • Foss 'rocket ship' strikes Kentucky bridge
  • AviancaTaca snaps up 51 A320s

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 27, 2012
  • Bunker prices firm as week ends
    Bunker demand was slow this week, according to players.
  • Matson to increase fuel surcharge
    'While we were encouraged by the moderation of bunker fuel prices in the second half of 2011, that trend has been reversed in recent months.'
  • Fujairah prices soften
    Prices diverge in South African ports.
  • Markets firming across Europe
    Strike in Antwerp on Monday could affect operations.
  • Debate heats up on unilateral GHG action
    UK Energy and Climate Change Committee accuses industry of 'delaying tactic' by insisting on an international regime to curb emissions.
  • Gibraltar sees slight decline in ship calls, bunker sales
    Statistics for 2011 indicate fewer but bigger ships calling at the port and less 'bunker only' calls.
  • Singapore could play 'key role' in reducing shipping emissions
    'Bunkering is huge in terms of carbon emissions,' says spokesman from Singapore Energy Studies Institute.
  • Wartsila posts decline in results
    Company's ship power order intake surged 83% in the fourth quarter of 2011.
  • Asian bunker prices look for direction as week ends
    Weak demand across key Asian ports on Friday, traders say.
  • Manufacurer develops two fuel saving paints
    Antifouling products potentially deliver up to 4% fuel savings.
  • US port expands green initiative with fuel switch programme
    Maersk Line vessels to burn low sulphur distillate fuel while idle during cargo operations at the Virginia Port Authority-owned terminals.
  • Petroplus denies 'fraudulent bankruptcy' allegations
    French public prosecutor conducting investigation into its insolvency filing.
  • Berlian Laju temporarily ceases ship lease payments
    Undertaking financial assessment following a loan covenant breach and failure by 'certain' of its subsidiaries to make lease payments that are due.
  • Dahlman Rose optimistic of Aegean's outlook
    Aegean is 'moving in the right direction' with continued improvement in operations expected, analysts say.
  • Bominflot expands Spanish ports coverage
    Supplies 380 cSt bunker fuel and MGO via bunker tanker SP Dublin at Sagunto port.

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