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February 1, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • MOL profit warning: Expects net loss of US$1.94 billion for 2012
  • NYK Line upwardly revises profit forecast to US$66 million in 2012
  • Hanjin's posts 11.2pc more sales, but suffers US$585.6 million net loss
  • US GDP off 0.1pc in Q4, but 2012 growth at 2.2pc tops 1.8pc in 2011
  • Carriers cracking? MSC withdraws US$300/TEU Asia-Europe surcharge
  • Los Angeles-Long Beach ILWU clerks vote on union contract February 6
  • NZ firm joins others to form Greater Pacific Shipping for South Seas loops
  • Guangdong Customs declares provincial box volume up 0.5pc last year
  • Sao Paulo dockers mull February 4 strike over hiring non-union labour
  • Qinghai-Tibet rail freight volume up 5.8pc last year, setting new high
  • Mobile, Alabama port okays US$11.5 million for intermodal rail project
  • Virginia port privatisation hearing February 4 - APMT, Maher bidding
  • Norfolk Southern earmarks US$2 billion for asset upgrades in 2013
  • Nanning Railway launches measures to support agricultural transport
  • Cargotec names Finnair head Mika Vehvilaeinen as new president and CEO
  • OOCL to raise rates US$300/TEU on transatlantic westbound from March
  • Los Angeles air cargo increases 5pc in 2012, passengers up 2.9pc
  • European Commission formally kills UPS-TNT deal - leaves DHL on top
  • Amsterdam e-freight expands as Schiphol Cargo trains more users

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • Alltime Shipping moves 1st export container from ICD-Dashrath to Hazira
  • Maersk Line connects from KPCT
  • Time for openness on ship registries, says Liberia
  • Chairman reaffirms JN Port s commitment to quality service on Republic Day
  • HAROPA delegation of French ports holds business meet in Chennai
  • Kerala industrial body sets up CFS near Vallarpadam ICTT
  • Maheshwari Handling Agency again facilitates record loading at Kandla Port
  • VCTPL beats MoS entities in friendly cricket match
  • States agree to 34,000-cr. GST compensation package

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • New energy port in Nador (North Morocco)
    The King of Morocco has given his approval to build Nador West Med, a massive new energy port for Northern Morocco, and one of the cornerstones of the country's new USD 8.7 billion...
  • Banedanmark upgrades Danish rail fleet
    Siemens has been commissioned by the Danish railway infrastructure operator Banedanmark to equip 840 rail vehicles with the global system for mobile communication railways (GSM-R) ...
  • Record year for Groupe Eurotunnel
    The Channel tunnel operator Eurotunnel carried more trucks than ever before in 2012, and overshot the previous record year 2007. Last year Eurotunnel's shuttles transported 16% mor...
  • Plans for new authorised testing facility in North Wales
    The UK-based haulier OJ Jones & Son is waiting for permission from the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to open a new site with an authorised testing facility (ATF) ...
  • British Gas takes delivery of 138 Nissan Primastars
    The Japanese vehicle manufacturer Nissan has delivered 138 Primastar vans to bolster the service fleet of British Gas. The energy provider's home services division took delivery of...
  • Kam Airline's alleged involvement in drug trafficking discussed by Afghanistan's Council of Ministers
    Kam Airline's alleged involvement in drug trafficking discussed by Afghanistan's Council of Ministers Afghanistan's Council of Ministers recently discussed allegations that the pr...
  • Contship Italia Group's CICT handles eight vessels handled simultaneously
    Cagliari International Container Terminal (CICT), the transhipment hub of the Contship Italia Group, rose to the challenge of welcoming two "mother" vessels operated by ...
  • New CFO for B2B supplier in packaging sector
    The Ratioform Group has named Joachim Eschke as a member of its executive board. As finance director and CFO, he will be responsible for controlling and administration. At earlier ...
  • Gezairi veteran moves on
    The Gezairi Transport Group has reported that Mohy Ghannoum, who held the position of managing director of the international freight forwarding division, is leaving the compan...
  • Asiana docks at Fraport Cargo Services
    South Korea-based Asiana Airlines is switching its handling partner at Frankfurt airport (Germany) tomorrow (1 February 2013). The carrier is moving from WFS to Fraport Cargo Servi...
  • Baltic Ground Services successfully launches operations in Italy
    Baltic Ground Services (BGS), an international provider of ground handling and aircraft fuelling services, is steadily strengthening its presence in the European market, by commenc...
  • Norbert Dentressangle boosts turnover in 2012
    The French transport and logistics service provider Norbert Dentressangle (ND) boosted its turnover to EUR 3.88 billion in financial 2012, 8.5% more than the EUR 3.58 billion gener...
  • UPS and TNT merger now formally vetoed by EU
    The multi-billion merger of the US logistics corporation United Parcel Service (UPS) and the Dutch service provider TNT Express has now been officially blocked, as expected, by the...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • Howard Fireman picked to lead new ABS department
  • Federal judge throws out U.S. suit against Bollinger
  • EB gets $41.58 million more for Hartford drydocking
  • ABB claims turbocharging "quantum leap"
  • Safety milestone for Signal Ship Repair
  • EC ends antitrust probe of two shipowner cooperatives
  • ACL in multi-year agreement to carry Exxon Mobil cargoes
  • Kirby reports increased fourth quarter earnings ...
  • Newport News Shipbuilding installs CVN 78 island
  • Aries Marine orders PSVs at Leevac Shipyards

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • Trade between NAFTA partners up during month of November
  • Crowley marks christening of new tanker FLORIDA
  • William P. Doyle confirmed as Federal Maritime Commissioner
  • Inchcape Shipping Services gives Greek strike update
  • CSX Taps Quintin Kendall as State Government V.P.

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • London flexes its muscle as a major maritime hub
    Lord Mayor underlines why the industry matters to UK economy
  • Brussels drops feeder antitrust probe
    Two schemes abandon controversial aspects of their agreements
  • Golar expands gas empire
    Will the gas player spread itself too thinly as it targets the supply chain?
  • Carnival unveils swap of UK shares for US stock
    Goal to earn 'economic benefit' on the side, says cruise major
  • Box line data opens up new rate opportunities
    Support grows for agreements that use indices as protection against price fluctuations
  • Singapore poised to be LNG game-changer
    Asian liquefied natural gas sector faces a shake-up
  • Seanergy sheds four Oldendorff-linked handysizes
    Transaction wipes $30m off debt and cuts fleet to eight units
  • Ports buying spree reveals CMHI's global ambitions
    Hong Kong-listed company is preparing to weather a slowdown in China, but analysts say it has overpaid to expand abroad
  • LaHood steps down as US transport secretary
    Replacement sought for Illinois Republican who oversaw Tiger Grant disbursement
  • Northland mine starts exporting iron ore from Sweden
    First shipments will travel from Narvik to Norway for Tata Steel
  • Shell pays top dollar to charter product tanker
    Atlantic trade a-buzz as high US gasoline prices boost trade
  • Kirby ends 2012 on a high
    Positive results forecast this year due to healthy prospects for coastal trades
  • Guards told 'do not shoot'
    'As soon as there are feet on deck everything stops', says Clipper security chief
  • Impairment on recent VLCC swap tips Capital into red
    Owner hails new boxship charters and brighter signs for product tankers
  • Golar's high-wire act
    LNG diversification will make or break Fredriksen gas firm
  • MOL takes $1bn hit to reduce spot bulker and tanker exposure
    Japanese shipping giant forecasts bearish markets
  • China Shipping Development announces surprise recovery
    Bulker and tanker player expects a small profit, beating forecasts
  • Arms and the men
    Three guards? Four guards? Does it make a difference?
  • Global oil spill trends
    Downward trends in oil spills continue despite an overall increase in oil trading, according to latest ITOPF analysis
  • Shell's LNG sales volumes rise 13%
    Energy major benefits from focus on gas
  • Stolt awaits better times for tankers
    Group relies on terminals and containers to drive profit growth this year
  • Samsung Heavy Industries forecasts upbeat year ahead
    Fourth-quarter net profit is lower but margin improves
  • NYK and K Line raise profit outlook despite weaker operating results
    Japanese shipping giants ride investment gains from strong stock markets

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • 'K' Line, NYK return to black - but not MOL
    'K' LINE and Nippon Yusen Kaisha showed profits today when Japan's Big Three shipping companies released their earnings results for April-December 2012
  • CPP logs impairments
    NASDAQ-listed Capital Product Partners today announced impairments related to its VLCC-box ship swap and gave an update on its talks with bankrupt OSG
  • LNG bunkering seen as a transition only
    A BUNKERING conference has been warned that LNG cannot be seen as a long-term solution for maritime air pollution
  • P&I group clarifies Iran bunker rules
    BUNKER oil can include crude from Iran without violating EU sanctions, the International Group of P&I Clubs said - as long as Tehran is not the only source for the mix
  • Stolt-Nielsen profits drop for full financial year
    STOLT-Nielsen has reported higher profits for the final quarter of its financial year, but its full-year figure dropped year on year
  • CP sees more losses
    SHENZHEN-listed Changhang Phoenix has estimated a second consecutive year of losses for 2012, due to depressed freight rates
  • JNHI cut losses in 2012
    SHANGHAI-listed CSSC Jiangnan HI said today it cut its losses by 83% in 2012
  • Buy-back offer issued by STX Europe
    STX EUROPE today issued a voluntary offer for the company's outstanding bonds AKY03 and AKY04, listed on the Oslo bourse
  • TTA succeeds at second attempt to raise funds
    THORESEN Thai Agencies has succeeded in its second attempt to raise funds for fleet expansion, after an initial attempt failed in December 2012
  • OSG sheds more charters
    BANKRUPT OSG has jettisoned four more charter-ins after a Delaware judge approved its contract-rejection procedures last week
  • Oakajee scheme extended, but now what?
    THE OAKAJEE port and rail scheme won a stay of execution this week when Western Australia's government handed its Japanese owners an eight-year extension
  • Force majeure called on Rio's Kestrel contracts
    RIO TINTO has reportedly declared force majeure on contracts to sell coal from its Kestrel mine in Australia because of supply delays caused by flooding
  • Woodside LNG total rises record 30%
    WOODSIDE Petroleum's LNG production rose a record 30% in 2012, which the group attributed to the Pluto start-up off Karratha in Western Australia
  • Japan's Iranian crude intake drops again
    JAPAN's imports of Iranian crude oil have dropped 39.2% year on year to 11,116,035 kilolitres or 191,032 barrels per day, according to its trade & industry ministry
  • CMHI borrows $1Bn from sibling unit
    HONG KONG-listed port operator CMHI has reached a loan agreement for up to $1Bn with a sibling company

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • All Nippon Airways' Profit Soars 54.6 Percent
    All Nippon Airways Co. (ANA) said on Thursday that its group net profit surged 54.6 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2012, which started on April 1, 2012, from a year earlier to $573.63 million, despite a slump in cargo operations. The Japanese carrier's group revenue from overall operations...
  • Transport Corp. of India's Profit Fell 16 Percent in Third Quarter
    Trucking and logistics giant Transport Corporation of India reported on Thursday its net profit declined 16 percent year-over-year to $2.12 million in the third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2012, mainly because of rising operating costs. Operating revenue for the October-December quarter grew 6 percent to $92 million from $87...
  • NYK Line Posts Nine-Month Profit of $39.8 Million
    Shipping company NYK Line today reported profit in the first three quarters of fiscal year 2012, ending Dec. 31, 2012, was $39.8 million and revenue totaled $17.6 billion. NYK Line predicted that profit for the full fiscal year of 2012, ending March 31, 2013, would be $73.6 million and revenue, $23.1...
  • US Agencies Seize $13.6 Million in Fake NFL Goods
    Teams of special agents and officers from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and state and local police departments nationwide, in partnership with the National Football League and other major sports leagues, have seized more than $13.6 million in...
  • New Trade Corridors Offer Opportunity for 3PLs
    Between 1995 and 2010, the value share of world merchandise trade in developed countries declined from 69 percent to 55 percent, while that of developing countries increased from 29 percent to 41 percent. South-south trade - commerce between developing countries - increased 13.7 percent a year for the period, well...
  • Senate Considers 'Equitable' Use of HMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., on Thursday said she wants a more "equitable" use of Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund dollars within a long-delayed bill key to authorizing port and inland waterway project. The push to help some U.S. ports, particularly those on the West Coast, gain more of the...
  • 'K' Line in the Black and Carrying More Laden Containers
    Japanese ocean carrier "K" Line reported profit in the nine months ending Dec. 31, 2012, was 9.4 million yen (about US$102.9 million), up from a net loss of $461.5 million during the same period in 2011. From April to December 2012, operating revenue was $8.8 billion, compared with $8.0 billion during...
  • Ray LaHood's Freight Legacy
    Outgoing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's imprint on U.S. transportation goes far beyond cutting down on driving while texting and heralding high-speed rail. Arguably, the former Republican congressman's advancements in freight policy will last longer and have a larger impact on the national economy than the so-called sexier hallmarks of his...
  • Capital Product Partners Posts Loss for Quarter, Year
    Greek bulk shipowner Capital Product Partners, today reported a net loss of $35 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, dropping from a profit of $1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue was $38.3 million, falling 13 percent from $44 million in the same period the previous year. For...
  • Covenant Transport in the Black for Quarter and Year
    Chattanooga, Tenn.-based truckload carrier Covenant Transport reported profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $1.5 million, up from a net loss of $2.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Total quarterly revenue was $177.5 million, rising 9.6 percent from $162.0 million in the same quarter the previous year. Freight...
  • Rails Hit the Road to Push Intermodal
    When U.S. railroad executives released their fourth quarter 2012 earnings late last month, they couldn't help but talk about their trucking archrivals - and with good reason. The major railroads are betting an array of federal regulations will bite into trucking capacity in the second half of the year, giving shippers...
  • Trans-Pacific Spot Container Rates Decline
    Trans-Pacific spot rates dropped 3.4 percent to $2,438 per 40-foot container this week, showing erosion off a partially successful general rate increase implemented in the middle of the month, according to the Drewry Hong Kong-Los Angeles container rate benchmark. Two weeks ago, the index shot up 14 percent or $311 to...
  • Knight Transportation's Net Rose 6.4 Percent in 2012
    North American truckload transportation business Knight Transportation reported profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $17.7 million, up 1.3 percent from $17.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue increased 8.1 percent from $224.1 million in 2011 to $242.3 million in 2012. For the full year of 2012, profit...
  • Landstar's Profit Up 4 Percent in Fourth Quarter
    North American trucking and transportation company Landstar System today reported its profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $34.0 million, increasing 4 percent from $32.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue fell 4 percent from $717.5 million in 2011 to $691.3 million in 2012. However, the company noted...
  • Konecranes' Profit Rose 30.4 Percent in 2012
    Finland-based lifting equipment manufacturer Konecranes reported profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was 22.3 million euros (about US$30.3 million), dropping 2.9 percent from $31.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly sales rose 1.2 percent to $821.9 million. For the full year of 2012, profit was $115.0 million, jumping 30.4...
  • PACCAR's 2012 Profit Increased 7 Percent
    Truck manufacturer PACCAR today reported a net income of $1.1 billion in 2012,an increase of 7 percent from $1.0 billion in 2011. Annual revenue was a record $17.1 billion, up 4 percent compared with $16.4 billion in 2011. "PACCAR launched more new trucks in 2012 than in any other year," said Ron...
  • Canada Pressed to Alter Container Repositioning Rules
    Unlike in the U.S., foreign container lines can't reposition empty containers at Canadian ports, and the result is additional rail and truck costs that often are passed to shippers. The Shipping Federation of Canada wants that to change and is pressuring the government to amend the Coasting Trade Act, the...
  • Furniture Imports Growing With Housing Recovery
    The U.S. housing recovery bodes well for containerized imports of furniture and other home goods this year. Furniture accounts for 10 percent of U.S. containerized shipments, making it an important bellwether for container shipping. "Furniture imports are highly correlated with the housing market. If housing continues to recover, furniture imports will...
  • Ryder's Profit Jumped 24 Percent in 2012
    Trucking company Ryder System today reported its profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $53.8 million, rising 12 percent from $48.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue was $1.6 billion, a 3 percent increase compared with $1.5 billion in the same period the previous year. For the full year...
  • Red Tide for Shipowners
    Like the seas it sails on, the shipping industry rises and falls economically in many ways. One wave falling now that I believe will have the biggest impact on the industry involves the non-operating shipowners, and few will even know it happened. These entities have been an integral part of the...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • APM T boost for Algeciras
    APM Terminals will invest $57m to equip Algeciras with eight cranes to handle 18,000 teu container ships.The investment will consolidate the Spanish port's role ...
  • Box line data opens up new rate opportunities
    Price indices produced by container lines are gaining a foothold in contract negotiations between carriers and their customers.The volume of cargo covered by index-linked ...
  • Norbert Dentressangle records 8.5% growth in 2012
    French transport, logistics and freight forwarder, Norbert Dentressangle [ND] posted 8.5% growth in turnover to EUR3,880 million last year 'despite a worsening ...
  • China hits back in trade wars
    China's Ministry of Commerce has announced that it is to impose anti-dumping duties of up to 18.8% with immediate effect for a period of five years on the import ...
  • US economy shrinks in Q4 12
    A shock contraction of 0.1% was recorded in the US economy in the final three months of last year - the first since 2009. Wall Street analysts had been expecting ...
  • MSC withdraws $300 Asia-Europe surcharge
    Mediterranean Shipping Co has withdrawn a $300 per teu Asia-Europe peak season surcharge (PSS) which was to have taken effect at the end of last week against a ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • Exmar eyes rebound
    Exmar's fleet of very large gas carriers (VLGCs) is poised to cash in on a freight rate rebound in 2013, the Belgian shipowner told investors in its fourth-quarter earnings report Thursday.
  • Kirby edges ahead
    US tank-barge giant Kirby Corp has added $2m to its fourth quarter profit as margins improved.
  • Havila trims loss
    Havila Shipping has seen a slight improvement in its fourth quarter numbers despite revenue dipping.
  • Peake guilty of fix
    The former president of Sea Star Line has been convicted in Puerto Rico of rigging boxship rates from the US.
  • Courage in cape swoop
    Courage Marine has doubled its capesize fleet with the acquisition of a 1994-built vessel from Dong-A Tanker.
  • CPP hit by sale
    Marinakis company's Q4 loss $35m after impairment charge on disposal of two VLCCs.
  • Ventouris fights on
    A long running battle between Charalambos Ventouris and Credit Suisse over the loss of part of the shipowner's fortune is set to continue.
  • Sanoyas tightens up
    Japanese shipbuilder Sanoyas Holdings Corp has increased margins to post a bigger profit in the first nine months.
  • Leevac wins PSV double
    Leevac Shipyards in Louisiana has bagged an order for a pair of large platform supply vessels.
  • Meiji makes it black
    Japanese tanker and bulker owner Meiji Shipping has returned to profit over the first nine months of its financial year.
  • JES warns on profit
    JES International Holdings has told investors to expect a loss when the shipbuilder announces its full year earnings.
  • EU drops German probe
    The European Commission (EC) has scrapped an antitrust investigation into two German shipping cooperatives that are set to close down.
  • Petronas in MISC buy-out
    Malaysian state oil firm Petronas is planning a complete takeover of compatriot shipowner MISC that will see the company delisted from the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.
  • What's inside the box?
    Marine insurers are to press for more information to be provided about the content of containers as part of efforts to improve ship safety.
  • TTA wins the day
    Shareholders of bulker owner Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) have approved a scaled-back THB 6.37bn ($214m) fundraising
  • Iino turns it around
    Iino Kaiun Kaisha has soared back into the black in the first nine months of the year.
  • What a waste
    A Princess Cruises vessel has been fined for dumping swimming pool water into a pristine Alaskan bay.
  • Azuma's profit dips
    Japan's Azuma Shipping has carded a small dip in nine-month profit.
  • NS United cuts loss
    Japanese bulker owner NS United has reduced its loss in the first nine months, but its full year is looking weaker.
  • Sasebo HI slumps
    Japanese shipbuilder Sasebo Heavy Industries has suffered a huge earnings reversal in the first nine months of the financial year.
  • Daiichi loss grows
    Cash-strapped Japanese owner Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha has posted a bigger loss in the first three quarters - and the forecast is for more pain to come.
  • No recovery in 2013
    Niels Stolt-Nielsen has given a bleak assessment of prospects for the chemical tanker market saying he sees "no significant recovery in 2013".
  • Alltech eyes LNG splurge
    Russia's Alltech group is in talks to build four LNG carriers at state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).
  • Yard workers feel pinch
    Workers at China's state-owned Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) have suffered a big salary reduction as the company cuts costs.
  • MOL bucks the trend
    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is the only one of the big three Japanese shipowners not to report a return to profit in its latest results.
  • More for Spain?
    Spanish shipyards Barreras and Navantia are in advanced talks to build seven tugs for Mexican oil company Pemex.
  • 21st Century on block
    Bids are due on Thursday in a public auction for struggling Korean shipbuilder 21st Century.
  • NYK sees turnaround
    NYK, Japan's biggest shipowner by market value, has swung to a positive result in the first nine months of the fiscal year.
  • K Line back in profit
    K Line has posted a modest profit for the first nine months of the year thanks to improved results at its bulk shipping and containership divisions.
  • Coeclerici orders four
    Coeclerici is ordering four floating transfer stations (FTS) to bolster its transshipment business in Indonesia.
  • Golar Maria to drop down
    Golar LNG Partners (GMLP) is set to acquire an LNG carrier from fellow John Fredriksen company Golar LNG for $215m.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • CEVA announces e-fulfillment solution
  • ILA, USMX to continue contract talks
    James Capo, USMX's CEO, said the two sides are "still bargaining," but he could offer no further comment. In an update to members on its Facebook page, the ILA said yesterday it was "Ready to negotiate 'round the clock.'"
  • ABX settles price-fixing suit
  • Analysis: Cargo's impact in rumored American-US Airways deal
    Nothing is official and no documents - aside from a non-disclosure agreement - have likely been signed, but there have been reports of steady movement between the two parties toward the end goal of collaboration.
  • UPS maintains 4Q profit despite sluggish global economy
    The express carrier posted a $1.75 billion loss in the fourth quarter versus a $759 billion profit in the last three months of 2011, after taking a $3 billion after-tax charge.
  • Arkansas Best loss tied to union contract
    The firm is the only union less-than-truckload carrier that is still paying National Master Freight Agreement rates, a burdensome cost structure that could amount in the firm making network and personnel changes.
  • TransForce acquires Superior Driver Source
  • ABS forms environment, vessel performance group
  • Former Sea Star president found guilty of price-fixing
  • Crowley christens tanker in Philadelphia
  • Produce shippers prepare comments for FDA food safety regs

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 31, 2013
  • ABB boasts turbocharger is 'quantum leap' in tech development
    'In comparison to previous models, the A200-L has up to 30% additional volume flow, which to date is the equivalent to one size smaller in a series of turbochargers.'
  • Approval in principle for dual-fuelled LNG tanker
    One design includes a dual fuel diesel-electric engine and the other two-stroke low-speed engines.
  • Ship aground on coral reef to be dismantled at the scene
    US Navy could be fined $300 for each square metre of coral reef damaged.
  • Cruise giant calculates costs of 2015 ECA compliance
    But developments in scrubbers and other technologies could keep increases in check.
  • IFO prices up in Fujairah
    Most markets remain on upward path.
  • Prices firming in Rotterdam
    Prices moving upwards across European bunker hubs.
  • Gasnor to expand into northern Europe
    Company to establish itself in ARA and Hamburg.
  • NYK Line back in profit
    Group cut its costs by slow steaming and scrapping of older, less fuel efficient vessels.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks show sharp rise
    Arbitrage arrivals running at 487,000 metric tonnes.
  • Norway sees electricity and LNG as fuel oil alternatives
    Ferries will be converted to LNG and electric power.
  • Asian bunker prices still firming
    Traders report mixed demand.
  • Project to help US shipbuilders lower bunker costs
    Lower bunker consumption can be achieved by reducing the weight of ships.
  • Court confirms that slow steaming was breach of charter
    UK court rejects appeal by shipper.
  • Sale of controlling stake in STX Pan Ocean under consideration
    Group's advisers have sent letters to potential buyers.
  • IEA: Biofuel will 'contribute to water scarcity'
    Water use for biofuel production is projected to increase by more than 240%.
  • Players respond to Sri Lankan bunker tax threat
    The port, which began operations last November, was to be Sri Lanka's major bunkering hub.

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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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
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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