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February 4, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • US east coast ILA strike averted, dockers agree to tentative contract
  • HPH Trust 2012 profit up 16pc to US$293.95 million as revenue rises 28pc
  • Asia-Europe rates off 0.8pc to US$1,316/TEU, transpac suffers similar fate
  • Suez Canal increases tolls from May, 2pc for boxes, 5pc for bulkers
  • Vessels urged to steer clear of Macau-Hong Kong yacht race
  • China to hike rail rate US$0.0016 per tonne kilometre in first half
  • Rare slip: Xinjiang Pakistan trade declines 4.4pc to US$20.1 billion
  • Panama Canal trials JIT to cut dwell time before ships start transit
  • Canadian Pacific posts profit of US$14.95 million despite heavy expenses
  • US retail outlook subdued in 2013, bad news breeds cautionary spending
  • Shareholders told China Southern to increase capacity by 11pc this year
  • Eight companies mull bids for 35pc of Cargolux sold by Qatar Airways
  • Changi Airport cargo falls in 2012 but passenger traffic takes off

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Capt. M. M. Saggi takes charge as Director of Narottam Morarjee Institute of Shipping
  • Indian shipping industry unlikely to revive till 2015: India Ratings
  • LCL Logistix bags "Achievement in Continuous Improvement" award at supply chain event
  • Oil tanker market on course to recovery
  • Shell Marine Products opens up portfolio in India
  • Commerce Secretary inaugurates India s Trade Portal
  • India asks Bangladesh for supplier country status
  • Chettinad terminal s coal handling at 7 mt
  • China to take over Pakistan's Gwadar port operations
  • J. M. Baxi & Co. expeditiously discharges urea in bulk from vessel at Rozi
  • PSA s global throughput increases to 60.06 m TEUs in 2012
  • Tamil Nadu CM inaugurates Kattupalli port
  • Infra majors eye Railways port linkage projects
  • Forex reserves up $77.6 million
  • INR zooms to end at three-and-half month high of 53.19
  • Welspun Energy commissions 15 MW solar plant in Rajasthan
  • CaytransBBC strengthens Caribbean service

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • JAL Cargo cuts fuel surcharge
    Japan Airlines (JAL) has applied to the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism to revise down its international cargo fuel surcharge for flights departing...
  • Gulf Air to move forward route cancellations
    Bahrain's principal flag carrier, Gulf Air, is to start cancelling two routes earlier than previously planned. The Bahrain - Colombo (Sri Lanka) service will stop on 3 February 201...
  • Qatar Airways to serve last Australian destination with different aircraft type
    Qatar Airways, which planned to start using the Boeing 787 Dreamliner from today on its thrice times weekly Doha - Perth (Australia) service launched last July, will, instead, cont...
  • Daimler axing jobs
    Daimler is cutting the number of employees in its truck division by 2,100 worldwide. The main reductions will be in North America (1,300 redundancies) and in Germany (800 jobs). Ac...
  • SBB Cargo leases mainline locomotives to TX Logistik
    SBB Cargo and TX Logistik have signed an agreement enabling the latter company to hire up to twelve Re421 locomotives. TX Logistik wants to deploy the traction for its customers' d...
  • CSX plans new intermodal facility in Quebec
    The transport service provider CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville FL (USA), plans to expand its intermodal presence in the greater Montreal region and Quebec (both Canada). The...
  • USA: freight theft still high
    In 2012, the total number of cargo thefts in the USA was almost as high as the record high in 2011, according to the new US cargo theft report by FreightWatch International. A tota...
  • K Line enhances Jabco services
    As from the end of February, the Japanese carrier K Line will upgrade its two-sling intra-Asia service (Jabco 1 and Jabco 2), thereby offering better transit times between Japan an...
  • Emirates names new vice-president cargo business and product development
    Emirates SkyCargo has selected Moaza Al Falahi to be its new vice-president cargo business and product development. She has been with Emirates since 2003, when she started a gradua...
  • New hands to guide Cargotec
    The Finnish goods flow optimiser Cargotec Oyi, parent company of MacGregor, Kalmar and Hiab, appointed Mika Vehviläinen as its new president and CEO as of 1 March 2013. Tapio ...
  • Agility Central Europe changing CFO
    The logistics service provider Agility recently chose Dirk Hochmann to be its new chief financial officer. He replaced Achim Schlüsener who left the company in December 2012. Hochm...
  • FedEx opens first forwarding office in Thailand
    FedEx Trade Networks has opened its first office in Thailand, in the capital Bangkok, and added the country to its international ocean shipping service. The new facility will allow...
  • Asstra transports trams to St Petersburg
    The global transport and logistics service provider Asstra has made a contribution towards modernising local transport in St Petersburg by conveying a number of heavylift and out-o...
  • Automotive: new CEO for Adam Opel AG
    General Motors' Opel unit has named Karl-Thomas Neumann as new CEO. Neumann, who previously worked as head of Volkswagen China and for the supplier Continental, will take up his ne...
  • ABX Logistics Worldwide NV/SA settles US class action lawsuit
    ABX Logistics Worldwide NV/SA has entered into an agreement to settle a US class action lawsuit alleging anti-competitive practices in connection with certain surcharges for freigh...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Car carriers to have electric drive RO/RO equipment
  • Ray Isemann joins Jensen Maritime
  • ST Marine to build new Singapore Navy patrol vessels
  • FMT extends towboat construction at Eastern Shipbuilding

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Port of Olympia sets meeting to discuss marine fueling station
  • Ray Isemann joining Jensen as senior sales account executive
  • Evergreen training center nets ClassNK certification
  • Port of Tacoma taps Tom Bellerud for box terminal business development
  • US rail freight traffic numbers come in on both sides of ledger

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • What price a new boxship?
    Yards and brokers disagree over whether the market has turned
  • Islamic finance is not just for Muslims
    Industry expects a western shipowner to secure the first sukuk loan soon
  • Scorpio orders four more fuel-efficient MR tankers
    Latest $130m spree follows bumper share issue
  • Eastern promise
    Baltic Exchange moves highlight shift to Asia for dry bulk's centre of gravity
  • Not so slick
    Double hulls have improved safety but the industry can do more to prevent oil spills
  • Encourage the others
    The intolerance of a shipping accident is limitless, while genuine understanding is in short supply
  • Navios Partners raises $64m in snap offering
    Frangou-led owner to swoop for more bulkers
  • Valero books time charter to avoid product tanker spot market spike
    Transatlantic rates climb
  • OSG seeks to return four more chartered-in ships
    Company obligated to weed out loss-making deals, says Arntzen
  • Pakistan hands Gwadar to Chinese operator
    Move overrules US objections to Asian superpower expanding its regional presence
  • Restricting US LNG exports 'violates trade rules'
    Curbs breach WTO terms and weaken country's credibility, says think-tank
  • HPH Trust posts higher fourth-quarter profit
    But port giant's first full-year results miss prospectus targets
  • MSC buys stake in Long Beach terminal
    Box line move follows CMA CGM investment
  • Capital Product upbeat about OSG charter hire
    Greece-based owner expects tanker openings to catch products upswing
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping orders up to five VLCCs
    Contract placed with DSIC could herald new shopping spree
  • Asia continues to lead shift in dry bulk broking trends
    Baltic Exchange moves capesize rates reporting forward
  • Petronas aims to delist MISC
    Move would give oil giant greater leeway in guiding investment strategy
  • Capesizes quiet ahead of lunar holiday
    Courage Marine re-enters near-bottom market despite uninspiring outlook
  • STX Dalian workers demand overdue wages for Chinese new year trip home
    Global shipping industrial woes add to home-grown social unrest
  • Yang Ming establishes Australia joint venture
    Deal with ISS seeks to improve Taiwan container line's operations
  • Alles ist nicht in Ordnung
    InsO, Germany's 'answer to Chapter 11', is burdensome and bureaucratic
  • Waigaoqiao wins orders for up to eight capesize bulk carriers
    Shipyard secures 11 capesize bulker orders plus seven options since late 2012
  • Court agrees to hear Blue Whale appeal
    Is registering a US office after the fact grounds to unlock Rule B attachment?
  • Greeks spent $9bn on ships last year
    Newbuild orders halved but secondhand activity increased

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Ex-Beluga boss to be charged with fraud
    BREMEN said today it is charging the founder of bankrupt Beluga, Niels Stolberg, with 16 counts of fraud
  • Navios Partners follow-on priced
    ANGELIKI Frangou's Navios Partners today priced a follow-on offering as shipping's access to US investors continues its rebound
  • KEPCO picks builders for 9-ship contract
    KOREA Electric Power has awarded its tender for nine Capesize bulkers to two Asian consortia
  • Exmar roars back
    ANTWERP gas carrier operator Exmar said today it strongly returned to profit last year
  • Yangzijiang's abandoned box ships spark talks
    CHINESE builder Yangzijiang is discussing with a German customer a possible cancellation of a nearly completed series of 2,550teu box ships, sector sources told Fairplay today
  • Logistics giant warns on freight volatility
    SHIPPERS must brace themselves for more erratic ups and downs in ocean freight rates this year, global forwarding group Bolloré Logistics/SDV has warned today
  • Box rates slip outside of reefer sector
    AVERAGE box rates softened again this week despite general rate increases approaching for most routes
  • Suspect charged in UK drug smuggling case
    A DUTCH man has reportedly been charged after cocaine and amphetamines valued at up to £13.4M ($21.2M) were seized at Harwich's port
  • China Exim seen imperiling shipping asset values
    A MOVE by the Chinese export credit group China Exim to fill the newbuilding finance gap left by commercial lenders threatens asset values, a shipping analyst has warned
  • Shanghai shipping insurance sector gains
    SHANGHAI'S income direct-written hull insurance deals totalled 2.26M yuan ($364M) in 2012, a regulatory panel for the sector said
  • PETRONAS offers to buy out MISC
    MALAYSIA'S national oil and gas company PETRONAS is offering to buy out its shipping subsidiary MISC for $2.8Bn
  • Siem lent $35M
    SIEM SHIPPING, the London group previously known as Star Reefers, said today it has been lent $35M by a principal shareholder
  • Japan's 2012 vehicle output rises 18%
    JAPAN's vehicle production rose 18.4% year on year to 9,942,711 units in 2012, marking a recovery from the earthquake/tsunami in 2011
  • Seadrill orders two rigs
    SEADRILL has ordered two jack-up rigs and warned that relocating its head office to London is cost it more than expected
  • Daiichi Chuo losses widen to $221.9M
    JAPANESE bulker operator Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha widened losses to 20.2Bn yen ($221.87M) for the last nine months of 2012

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Predicts FY Loss of $2 Billion
    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, the parent company of the Japanese ocean carrier MOL, reported a net loss of $678.1 million in the third quarter of 2012, ending Dec. 31. Quarterly revenue was $12.9 billion. For the full fiscal year of 2012, ending March 31, 2013, the company predicts a net loss of...
  • Alianca Receives Delivery of New 3,800-TEU Ship
    Sebastio Caboto vessel, the first of four to be delivered to Alianca. Ocean container carrier Alianca has received delivery of the first of four identical vessels to be deployed in its Brazilian coastal service. Sebastio Caboto, with a capacity of 3,800 20-foot-equivalent units and 500 plugs for refrigerated containers, is scheduled to...
  • Delmas Alters Brazil Port Itinerary
    Delmas' SAMWAF route with new Itajai, Brazil call. France-based Delmas Shipping, a containerized freight and roll-on, roll-off shipping company, has added a call at Itajai, Brazil, on its South American SAMWAF line, replacing the call at Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil, in order to meet increased demand for refrigerated shipping services. Vessels...
  • Yusen Logistics' Net Profit Sinks 54.5 Percent
    Major Japanese international freight forwarder Yusen Logistics Co. said that its group net profit plunged 54.5 percent in the first nine months of fiscal 2012, which started on April 1, 2012, from a year earlier to $16.24 million. The company saw its group operating revenue rise 7.0 percent in the April-December...
  • Expansion of Newell Rubbermaid Facility Completed
    Newell Rubbermaid's new facility at Southern California Logistics Centre. Stirling Capital Investments has completed construction of a 76,800-square-foot facility expansion at the Southern California Logistics Centre, a 2,500-acre industrial and commercial complex in Victorville, Calif., that is part of Global Access Victorville. The construction enhancements were made to accommodate the increased nationwide...
  • UASC to Hike US-Middle East Rates
    Ocean carrier United Arab Shipping Co. will implement a general rate increase on all U.S. export cargo to the Middle East and Mediterranean, effective March 1. It will apply to all tariff ocean freight rates and service contracts. The rate hike will be $150 per 20-foot container and $200 per 40-foot...
  • Cosco Sets Bunker, Currency Surcharges
    Cosco Container Lines today announced an emergency bunker surcharge adjustment for both eastbound and westbound shipments in Far East to Northwest Europe and Mediterranean trade, effective March 1, until further notice. The new surcharges are $146 per 20-foot-equivalent between the Far East and Northwest Europe and $133 per TEU between...
  • Pakistan OKs PSA International's Exit From Gwadar Port
    The Pakistan government has cleared a proposal to transfer management and operation of Gwadar Port from Singapore's PSA International to China Overseas Port Holdings Ltd. The transfer was approved by Pakistan's cabinet council on Thursday, according to local media reports. "Both companies have settled their deal," said Pakistan Information Minister Qamar Zaman...
  • China PMI Reveals Fragile Recovery
    China's official purchasing managers' index subsided last month as signs of a full economic bounce-back proved illusory. The PMI dropped to 50.4 in January, down from the 50.6 recorded in the two previous months. However, the sub-index for new orders improved marginally to 50 points in January after contractions of 48.8 and...
  • Yang Ming Opens Branch in Australia
    Taiwan-based ocean shipping company Yang Ming Marine Transport today set up Yang Ming (Australia) with Inchcape Shipping Services to expand its market in Australia. Yang Ming currently provides two weekly sailings between ports in Asia and Australia. The China-Korea-Australia route includes calls at Busan, South Korea; Shanghai; Ningbo, China; Shekou, China;...
  • WTO Establishes Panels for Argentina Disputes
    The World Trade Organization's Dispute Settlement Body has established a single panel to investigate complaints by the European Union, the U.S. and Japan concerning Argentina's measures on imported goods, which allegedly violate WTO regulations, including trade and licensing agreements. Argentina said that it had repealed automatic import licenses, as well as non-automatic...
  • 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...
  • Florida to Spend $8.3 Billion on Infrastructure Projects
    Gov. Rick Scott's Florida Families First Budget for fiscal year 2014 fully funds the Florida Department of Transportation's Work Program $8.3 billion investments in port, highway, bridge and other transportation infrastructure improvements. The budget includes $3.6 billion for the construction of highway projects; $765 million for maintenance and operation; $401 million...
  • Old Dominion Moves to Bigger Ohio Facility
    Old Dominion Freight Line today moved its service center in Toledo, Ohio, to an expanded 48-door facility with more yard space and a larger dock. "With the relocation to this expanded facility, Old Dominion is better poised for growth in northern Ohio and southeast Michigan," said Mike Leskovec, manager of the...
  • Carrier Investments at Long Beach Signal Importance of Terminal Operations
    The announcement that Mediterranean Shipping Co. will invest in the Total Terminals International facility at the Port of Long Beach comes barely one month after the port announced that CMA CGM is taking an equity stake in the Pacific Container Terminal that is operated by SSA Marine. "Two of the top...
  • Tacoma Hires Bellerud to Lead Container Business
    Tom Bellerud, Port of Tacoma's new director of container terminal business development. Port of Tacoma, Wash., has hired Tom Bellerud to lead container terminal business development. He succeeds Brendan Dugan, who left in 2012. In his new role, Bellerud is responsible for the profitability and growth of the port's international and domestic container...
  • MSC Buys Stake in Port of Long Beach's Pier T
    Mediterranean Shipping Company has increased its investment at the Port of Long Beach in California, according to J. Christopher Lytle, the port's executive director, in his "State of the Port" announcement. MSC has purchased a stake in the leasehold for the marine terminal operations at Pier T. The ocean cargo line...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Fourth Railway Package: good in parts
    The UK Rail Freight Group has broadly welcomed the 4th Railway Package, issued by the European Commission this week. But it believed the framework ...
  • Brussels drops feeder antitrust probe
    The European Commission has closed antitrust investigations into two schemes designed to stabilise conditions in the container and bulk feeder trades after members ...
  • Greek strike stymies transport
    A 48-hour strike by doctors, port workers and public sector workers in Athens against deeply unpopular austerity measures severely disrupted transport and shipping ...
  • MOL forecasts $2 billion loss
    Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines [MOL] projects that its full-year 2012 [to March 31 2013] net loss will be much worse than its previous outlook hitting ...
  • Carriers gamble on new GRIs
    COSCON has joined Hapag-Lloyd in announcing a mid-March general rate increase on the Asia - Europe westbound trade; in this case the GRI is $775 per teu compared ...
  • NYK and K Line raise profit outlook

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Pak packs up
    Michael Pak's career with Clarkson Capital Markets appears to be drawing to a close.
  • OSX to pocket $250m
    Eike Batista's OSX has launched the second stage of its potential $1bn fundraiser.
  • Navios casts net
    Navios Maritime Partners of Greece could have as much as $130m in dry powder when it completes its latest follow-on equity offering, according to Justin Yagerman.
  • NCL in fresh fundraiser
    Newly listed Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) is plotting a $300m fundraiser from a bond sale.
  • Spanish yards cry foul
    Basque shipyards' association Adimde has called on the European Union to investigate Dutch rivals' leasing system for new vessel orders.
  • Scorpio scores six more
    Scorpio Tankers is splashing out on up to six more MR product carrier newbuildings just two days after swelling its war chest by $230m.
  • Pirates get 10 years
    Two Somali men have been jailed for 10 years in Japan for an attack on an MOL aframax in 2011.
  • Mipo tipped for record
    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of Korea could win new orders worth $4bn this year, its best ever annual return.
  • Capes come in earlier
    Bulker market watchers will now be getting their daily capesize fix two hours earlier as the Baltic Exchange shifts its assessments forward to reflect Asian activity.
  • Shipping like shopping
    We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
  • Pallas stretches Thun deal
    Swedish owner Pallas Shipping has stretched the time charter on one of its three vessels for a sixth year.
  • Fjord Line's bond boost
    Norway's Fjord Line has sold NOK 300m ($55m) of bonds to help fund newbuildings.
  • London's number 1
    TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
  • Orlova gets a tow
    The drifting cruiseship Lyubov Orlova has finally been taken under tow again off Canada.
  • Euronav stretching debt
    Belgian tanker owner Euronav is asking investors to extend debt repayments by swapping bonds.
  • Greece hit by strike
    The Greek seafarers' union has brought shipping to a halt in many of the country's ports with a 48-hour strike.
  • Maersk's China hope
    AP Moller-Maersk chief Nils Andersen believes Chinese imports offer the biggest growth potential for container lines in the current slump.
  • Siem seals upgrade funds
    Siem Shipping has secured financing from its parent company to fund major alterations to four of its vessels.
  • Grindrod feeling better
    South African tanker and bulker owner Grindrod is expecting to post a much better profit for the year just ended.
  • Nanjing under threat
    Chinese owner Nanjing Tanker faces suspension and a possible delisting from the Shanghai stock exchange as losses continue.
  • Airbus ro-ro aground
    A ro-ro vessel used to ship wings for A380 aircraft from the UK to France has run aground on a sandbank off Liverpool.
  • Sanoyas breaks its duck
    Japan's Sanoyas Holdings has booked an eco-bulker - its first new bit of business since last April.
  • Big John back at Dalian
    John Fredriksen's Seadrill has returned to China for another pair of jack-up drilling rig newbuildings.
  • Sasebo inks bulk trio
    Japan's Sasebo Heavy Industries has revealed three new bulker orders.
  • Seadrill expenses up
    Seadrill, the John Fredriksen drilling company, has warned it faces higher costs and downtime in the next few quarters.
  • COSL plans big spend
    China Oilfield Services Ltd (COSL) has unveiled plans to build two jack-ups and one semi-sub drilling rig this year.
  • Navios MLP seeks funds
    Navios Maritime Partners has embarked on a fresh round of fund raising with a planned share issue.
  • Suez to lift rates
    The Suez Canal Authority (SCA) is set to raise transit fees for shipping by between 2% and 5% from 1 May, it said Thursday.
  • Gladstone Port re-opens
    Gladstone Port has re-opened following the recent severe flooding, but is reported to only have one-and-a-half weeks' of coal stockpiled.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Removed barriers boost U.S. ag trade by $4 billion
    During past year, USDA has eliminated barriers, opened markets, secured the release of U.S. shipments held in foreign ports, and ensured the safe movement of agricultural products consistent with international standards.
  • Surface trade from U.S. rises in November
  • Japanese carriers report mixed 3Q results
  • ANA to lose 1.4 billion yen over 787 issues
    The Japanese carrier operated 17 planes before an exploding battery forced it to ground its fleet. In January, this led to 459 domestic and overseas flight cancellations.
  • World Economic Forum wades into Jones Act debate
    "Though justified for decades as national security measures, many cabotage regulations... are motivated largely by protectionist concerns for local industries and employment," the organization said.
  • Defense renews freight payment contract with U.S. Bank
  • MSC buys stake in Port of Long Beach's Pier T
    The world's second largest container carrier has decided to purchase a stake in the leasehold for the marine terminal operations at Pier T, the largest container terminal in the SoCal port.
  • Lytle stresses Long Beach's capacity advantage in annual address
  • Air cargo demand ends 2012 on sour note
  • Transport workers lose 14,000 jobs in January
  • Egypt protests affect ports
  • ILA contract talks continue
    "I think there is still a lot of skepticism and concern out there, rightfully so," said Curtis Foltz, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, during an interview with American Shipper. "But every day they are at the table, I'm more optimistic."
  • CaroTrans to use Freightgate rate quote module
  • COSCO raising Asia-Europe rates
  • DHL offers LCL barge transport from German port
  • DB Schenker takes over U.K. rail terminal
  • Executive moves

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2013
  • Bunker prices end week higher in the Americas
    Demand was heavy on the US Gulf, according to a local trader.
  • Weekly global bunker market update
    A weekly price round up of bunkering hubs from around the globe.
  • Washington State Ferries and DNV to conduct LNG workshop
    The LNG workshop will take place from February 13 to 15.
  • Vessels grounded after ro-ro sinks in Philippines
    PPA borrowed an oil boom from a nearby fuelling station to manage any potential oil spill.
  • ABS launches Operational and Environmental Performance Department
    Team will tackle critical industry issues of operational performance, energy efficiency and environmental compliance.
  • Brunsbuttel aims to be first mover in LNG bunker market
    Port's location offers opportunities for LNG bunkering.
  • Scorpio places another order for newbuilds
    Orders are continuation of newbuilding programme for fuel-efficient vessels.
  • Prices show gains in Fujairah
    Prices fall in Suez.
  • Prices stick to upward trend
    But price outlook mixed in Mediterranean.
  • 'Methane slip' blots LNG's green credentials
    Environmentalist says reducing speed more effective against climate change.
  • Slow growth and high bunker costs are the new 'norm'
    Analysts say container sector needs strategies to cope with 'the worst of times'.
  • P&I clubs alert members to change in Iranian sanctions
    'It would seem that ships stemming bunkers that contain a blend of Iranian origin crude oil will not be caught by the prohibitions.'
  • Exmar posts profit for 2012
    Outlook encouraging for 2013, says company.
  • Bio-LNG: EUR400 per tonne possible
    Costs fall when bio-LNG comes from landfills, says Dutch firm.
  • MOL posts losses for first nine months of 2012
    Only one of the big three Japanese shipowners not to report a return to profit.
  • Asian bunker prices end week on firm note
    Asian players report no problems with avails.
  • K Line posts profits for first nine months of 2012
    But 'high fuel oil prices' and currency movements make shipping sector 'generally unstable'.
  • Yachts in Italy searched for bunkering violations
    Officials questioned captains on fuel tax-related issues, including charter contracts, oil record books and bunkering agreements.
  • Indian shipping firms face another tough year
    Market 'unlikely to stabilise until 2015'.
  • Bunker spill clean-up at Novorossiysk
    Spill occured during refuelling of asphalt and bitumen tanker Hercules.

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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%
US Secretary to the Navy enthusiastic about the acquisition of Philly Shipyard by Hanwha
US Secretary to the Navy enthusiastic about the acquisition of Philly Shipyard by Hanwha
Washington
He is the first Korean shipbuilder to land on American shores and-he specified-I am sure it will not be the last
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)
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
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
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
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Arrival ports by:
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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
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
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
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.
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
››› File
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
They rise to 88 the companies associated with Assiterminal
Genoa
Membership of seven new companies
Brothers Cosulich acquired the genovese Slavetti Enzo
Genoa
It operates in the field of production and sales of hardware products for the shipbuilding and nautical industry
Likely sinking of the renaissance Tutor attacked by the Houthis
Portsmouth
Signaled the sighting at sea of debris and hydrocarbon chiaths
EU Council agrees to its position on new regulation on the European Maritime Safety Agency
Brussels
Also adopted the general approach on the regulation on the use of the capacity of the railway infrastructure
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