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February 6, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • TSA announces US$400/FEU transpac general rate increase from April 1
  • Cosco to levy heaviest March 15 Asia-Europe rate hike of US$775/TEU
  • MSC to implement rate hike on Americas, Europe, Med, Baltic trades
  • Emma Maersk disabled by engine room flood, towed from Suez Canal
  • Guangdong to implement provincial electronic toll collection network
  • Kunshan checkpoint imported food volumes from Taiwan increase 102pc
  • Maersk cuts 25pc of carbon emissions eight years ahead of schedule
  • Box growth likely as non-OECD countries come to dominate oil demand
  • Mombasa box traffic up but pre-election fears prompt cargo migration
  • CN to build intermodal ramp to give better access to Chicagoland DCs
  • AAPA expects cargo growth in 2013 after volumes fell 3.4pc in 2012
  • Austria's Gebruder Weiss arranges Swiss cable cars to fly to Mexico
  • Moscow Domodedovo Airport adds 5 smart fire engines to fleet

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • Bahri takes delivery of first RoCon vessel
  • Transindia Logistic Park - A case study for excellence in CFS facilities
  • Velji Dosabhai & Sons moves 1st export shipment from ICD-Dashrath to Hazira
  • KPKS submits memorandum to MoS Shipping
  • Milind Deora reviews Kandla Port performance, meets stakeholders on maiden visit
  • Truck rentals remain flat despite diesel price hike

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • Dnata builds a British air cargo future
    Dnata, one of the world's leading air services providers, has taken a further step in its "dnata City" project, a purpose-built cargo logistics centre at the heart of Lon...
  • Test flight of China's first big freighter aircraft
    China seems to have conducted a successful test flight of the Yun-20 or Transport-20, its first domestically developed jumbo air freighter. Designed for long-distance air transpor...
  • Renault Trucks inaugurates new used vehicle centre in Lyon
    Renault Trucks inaugurated a new second-hand vehicle sales outlet in Saint-Priest on the outskirts of Lyon (France). With 5,000 sqm of floor space, including a workshop, this new c...
  • Eurabia-Schiffahrts-Agentur becomes German agent for Med Cross Lines
    The Hamburg (Germany)-based shipping agency Eurabia-Schiffahrts-Agentur GmbH began acting as agent for Med Cross Lines for traffic from Germany to Libya, with effect from 15 Janua...
  • Several executive changes for K Line
    The Japanese shipping company Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd (K Line) has decided to change some executive officers with effect from 1 April 2013. Executive officers Takashi Yamaguchi a...
  • Expanded capacity at the GCS MANP terminal in Moscow
    Global Container Services (GCS) has added a second rail-mounted gantry crane at its MANP terminal on the outskirts of Moscow. The new equipment has increased the number of train ar...
  • Air Hong Kong wet-leases another Airbus
    Air Hong Kong, a dedicated freighter airline jointly held by Cathay Pacific (60%) and DHL Worldwide Express (40%), has wet-leased an A300-600F from the Irish cargo operator Air Co...
  • Europe's fourth railway package: RFG is disappointed
    The UK's Rail Freight Group (RFG) said that the fourth railway package, recently issued by the European Commission, contains important changes to the legal framework for railway b...
  • Heavy vehicle crash rate down in Australia
    225 people died in 200 crashes involving heavy vehicles on Australian roads in financial year 2011-12, according to Bitre's latest quarterly bulletin for April-June 2012. This repo...
  • SBB appoints new chief press officer
    Switzerland's national railway SBB has selected Martin Stutz to be its new chief press officer. Stutz , a journalist who worked for various daily newspapers before playing leading ...
  • Dietrich-Honold celebrates logistics centre's topping out ceremony in Romania
    Joint venture Dietrich-Honold SRL recently held a topping out ceremony for its new logistics centre in Timisoara (Romania). The facility, which has taken a year to build, adds anot...
  • GLS Germany adjusts prices
    GLS Germany is raising prices by an average of 5.8% for dispatching its business customers' domestic and international parcels, with effect from 1 April 2013. The prices for privat...
  • Troubled times for UPS
    The US parcel service provider and integrator UPS posted a net loss of USD 1.7 billion in Q4/2012. In the same quarter in 2011, the company generated a profit of USD 725 million. O...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • Detyens awarded $8.45 million for T-AKE 5 drydocking
  • Smit awarded contract for grounded minesweeper
  • Crowley and Titan wrap up Hurricane Sandy response efforts
  • HII sees energy infrastructure as market for Avondale
  • WSF partners with DNV to explore LNG fueling
  • Study shows green advantages of Lakes-Seaway shipping
  • Senator Rob Portman cosponsors Harbor Maintenance Act
  • Barge Master platform completes offshore testing
  • Yangzijiang Shipbuilding completes two acquisitions

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • TSA member carriers eye general rate increase
  • Water leak shuts down Maersk Line's largest box ship
  • ISS Palumbo expanding with new London office
  • G6 Alliance members to boost Asia/North America partnership
  • AAPA taps Hahn, Poe as 'Port Persons of the Year'

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • Absent Costa Concordia investigation report is 'simply unacceptable', says ICS
    Obligation for flag states to publish casualty reports to be pushed
  • ICS concerned over EU ship recycling plans
    Chamber says European Parliament has 'ulterior motive' to create work for ship recycling facilities in Europe
  • ICS voices support for international emissions MRV system
    Concerns remain over US and EU positions
  • Stalled Costa Concordia probe frustrates IUMI
    The industry needs to learn lessons from the casualty now, says Wikborg
  • Restocking lifts Greek box imports
    Asia-Europe volumes strengthen in December
  • Hyperion expands into Asia with FP Group stake
    Hyperion takes majority stake in Hong Kong insurer FP Marine
  • Risk managers are unprepared for once-in-a-career challenges
    Standard Club to issue guidance on meeting extreme circumstances
  • Sailing into murky waters
    Undercutting and torrents of new tonnage plague China's coastal dry bulk trades
  • Greece moves to end seafarers' strike
    Government reaches for mobilisation card as strike heads for second week
  • Shipping associations at odds over PMSCs
    Why did the UK Chamber have a change of heart about letting private maritime security companies become associate members?
  • Rebel China Cosco shareholders call on Wei to go
    Critics need 10% of stakeholders to back their demand for a meeting
  • BIMCO opens its door to armed guards
    But the UK Chamber of Shipping has considered and rejected a similar move
  • Rush to book aframaxes boosts Mediterranean rates
    Spike relieves owners as they struggle to cover operating costs
  • Zim's Asia-Europe AME service to turn around at Turkey
    Revamped loop will drop north European calls
  • G6 expands alliance to transpacific
    Lines will share capacity across 50 ships on Asia-east coast North America routes
  • TSA recommends April rate hikes
    Transpacific boxlines seek to boost their earnings after Chinese new year
  • UK government to co-ordinate maritime policies
    Hammond promises joined-up approach to shipping
  • Arbitrage boosts BG Group's prospects
    Supply chain control enhances gas firm's flexibility
  • What price Suez?
    Shipowners are urging the canal authority to rethink May toll hike
  • Cowen plots Dahlman Rose acquisition
    Renowned New York shipping specialist to change hands
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping buys three more VLCCs
    Shopping spree continues for state carrier that plans to order 10 vessels in three years
  • Emma Maersk may be out of service for months
    ABS will advise whether to repair stricken boxship in Egypt or to tow it to drydock
  • Ocean Rig receives commitments for $1.35bn in new rig finance
    DNB and Nordea lead syndicate to bankroll three newbuild drillships from Samsung
  • Precious sees profits dive 80%
    Earnings for 2012 eroded by operating costs as fleet grows
  • UK shipping needs EU certainty
    Doubts over Britain's future in Europe are the last thing UK shipping needs

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • COSCO investor uprising might be brewing
    AN INVESTOR revolt might be brewing among COSCO investors
  • MOL to shed 50 bulkers and 20 tankers
    MITSUI OSK Lines said today that it will remove 70 ships from its fleet by 2014
  • G6 expands to Trans-Pacific
    A YEAR after the G6 Alliance was formed for the Asia/Europe box trade, the six member lines have agreed to expand its reach to the Asia/East Coast North America trade
  • Greek union leaders extend port strike
    UNION leaders of Greek seafarers today narrowly approved extending the strike tying up Greece's ports until the morning of 8 February
  • Engine room leak stymies Emma Maersk in Egypt
    DAMAGE to a stern thruster caused an engine room water leak might put Goliath box ship Emma Maersk out of service for months, AP Møller-Maersk said today
  • Xiamen plans injections
    SHENZHEN-listed Xiamen Port Development today said it plans fresh cash investments of a total 262M yuan ($42M) for three subsidiaries
  • Bank grant to aid Yangtze shipping centre
    CHONGQING said Asian Development Bank plans to grant $0
  • LNG export facility approved for Kitimat
    A THIRD LNG export facility on Canada's West Coast has been approved by Canada's National Energy Board
  • Yard earnings drop in Japan
    JAPANESE yards that have posted lower earnings results for the nine months ended December 2012
  • Gulf's first permanent tide monitoring station
    Unique System FZE, in conjunction with the geodesy and hydrographic survey section of Dubai Municipality, has built the Gulf region's first permanent tide station at Al Mamzaar
  • Precious profits fell 80%
    PRECIOUS Shipping ended 2012 with an 80% plunge in year on year profits
  • Toxic toll seen in scrapping
    EUROPE'S shipowners sent a record 365 ships containing toxic materials for breaking in South Asia last year, the Shipbreaking Platform group said
  • Spot box ship rates rise at last
    CHARTER box ships are producing some broader gains in the spot market for the first time in four months
  • Mini-bulkers fall off cliff
    OWNERS of mini-bulkers and coasters in Europe are struggling to cover costs again after a steep drop in vessel earnings
  • TSA links rate rise with Chinese New Year
    TRANS-PACIFIC box lines are seeking higher rates in hope of fending off rate erosion after Chinese New Year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • South Korean Exports Disappoint Despite Strong Year-Over-Year Growth
    South Korea saw exports surge by 11.8 percent year-on-year in January following a 5.7 contraction in December, but seasonal factors distorted what was really a disappointing month, according to one analyst. Economist Young Sun Kwon said South Korea's export figures for last month were misleading due to Chinese New Year, which...
  • Truck Strike Disrupts Container Traffic at India's Cochin Terminal
    A strike over working conditions has paralyzed cargo movements to and from Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal, a DP World facility in India's southeastern port of Cochin. Unionized truck drivers began their strike Monday, claiming truck owner-operator groups had reneged on an agreement to improve wages and allow additional benefits. "Container trucking...
  • UPS Deploys 100 Electric Trucks in California
    California's Gov. Jerry Brown in one of UPS's fully electric trucks. UPS has deployed 100 fully electric commercial vehicles that will be delivering packages in California. The vehicles will help implement Gov. Jerry Brown's executive order to achieve widespread deployment of zero emission vehicles throughout the state. UPS's electric trucks, which were manufactured...
  • CEVA Logistics Names Bruining Head of China Operations
    Supply chain company CEVA Logistics has appointed Jaap Bruining as its new head of operations for China. He will be located in Shanghai. Jaap has eight years of operational experience within CEVA in the Netherlands and Thailand. His career with CEVA began as global LEAN director before he became vice president...
  • IAG Cargo Volume Fell 7.7 Percent in January
    London-based International Airlines Group, the merged British Airways-Iberia carrier, reported cargo traffic of 431 million-metric-ton kilometers in January, falling 7.7 percent from 467 million-metric-ton kilometers of cargo in January 2012. Iberia handled 83 million-metric-ton kilometers of cargo in January, plummeting 17.0 percent from the previous year. In the same month, British...
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Launch New Asia Services
    German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd has announced that it will offer two new services, the North China India Service and the Central China India Service, starting in March. The NCI Service will commence on March 4, with its first sailing from Xingang, China. The rotation will be as follows: Xingang; Qingdao, China;...
  • Canadian National Outlines 2013 Spending Plan
    Canadian National Railway today announced a 2013 plan to invest about C$1.9 billion (about US$1.9 billion) to upgrade and maintain its railway network and enhance and expand the business. The company will invest in infrastructure, acquire new locomotives and equipment and improve information technology systems, said Claude Mongeau, CN's president and...
  • AAPA to Honor US Reps. Hahn and Poe
    U.S. Representatives Janice Hahn, D-Calif., and Ted Poe, R-Texas, will receive the American Association of Port Authorities' "Port Persons of the Year" award during the association's annual spring conference on March 19 in Washington, D.C. The AAPA selected Reps. Hahn and Poe to receive the award based on their "strong commitment...
  • Emma Maersk Could Be Out of Service for Months
    Maersk Line's Emma Maersk, which took on water while transiting the Suez Canal on Friday, Feb. 1, faces a lengthy period out of service. Initial inspections by divers show that the water ingress was caused by damage to one of the stern thrusters, the company said. Several propeller blades have broken...
  • Crowley Opens Cold Storage Facility in Miami
    Crowley's Miami warehouse. Crowley Maritime and Customized Brokers, the company's Miami-based customs brokerage company, have opened a new cold storage warehouse facility in Miami. Crowley Fresh, a joint offering from Crowley and Customized Brokers, offers 400,000 cubic feet of refrigerated space and is open to handle perishables from Latin and South America,...
  • Survey: 'Positive Signs' for Truck, Trailer Purchases
    Source: CK Commercial Vehicle Research. CK Commercial Vehicle Research's first quarter of 2013 Fleet Sentiment Report, which surveyed 64 U.S. fleet operators, showed "positive signs" for medium and heavy duty commercial truck and trailer purchases. The FSR Buying Index, which captures overall planned buying activity for the next three months, has risen...
  • Class 8 Truck Orders Show 'Some Strength'
    Nashville, Ind.-based transportation forecaster FTR Associates has released preliminary data showing Class 8 truck net orders in January at 22,235, which is 7 percent higher than in December 2012, but down 11 percent year-over-year. Orders for Class 8 vehicles have been above the 20,000 mark for the past four months, showing "some...
  • ILA-USMX Agreement: How Did We Get Here?
    At the end of last week, the International Longshoremen's Association and United States Maritime Alliance tentatively agreed on a six-year master contract, averting a threatened Maine-to-Texas strike following the current contract's expiration at midnight Feb. 6. Talks now must move forward at East and Gulf Coast ports on local agreements that...
  • Housing, Manufacturing Boost Truckload Spot Market
    A strong start for the spot truckload freight market bodes well for increased truck volumes in 2013, as the housing market and industrial freight heat up, according to load-matching service DAT. "We are seeing some pretty significant year-over-year growth levels in freight volumes," David Schrader, DAT senior vice president of operations,...
  • MSC to Hike North America-Europe Rates
    Ocean container carrier Mediterranean Shipping Co. will increase rates on its trade route from Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to North Europe and west Mediterranean, including Israel, effective March 15. From Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to the United Kingdom and west Mediterranean, the rate hike will be $150 per 20-foot...
  • Port of Koper's Container Volume Falls 3.3 Percent
    Luka Koper, the operator of the Port of Koper in Slovenia, reported container throughput at the port in 2012 was 5.29 million metric tons, down 0.8 percent compared with 5.33 million metric tons in 2011. Annual container throughput in 20-foot-equivalent units was 570,744, falling 3.3 percent from 589,314 TEUs in the...
  • CMA CGM Marco Polo Completes First Voyage
    Onboard CMA CGM Marco Polo. CMA CGM recently announced that the CMA CGM Marco Polo arrived in Ningbo, China, on Jan. 24, completing its first turnaround. The ocean carrier took delivery of the world's largest container ship on Nov. 5. The vessel made its first call to a continental European port on...
  • Canadian National, Canadian Pacific Settle Litigation
    Canadian National Railway has settled litigation with Canadian Pacific Railway and its former CEO, Hunter Harrison, regarding CP's hiring of Keith Creel, former CN executive vice president and chief operating officer, as president and chief operating officer. The litigation went before the federal court in Chicago. As part of the settlement,...
  • Q&A: The Wrong Road to Getting Paid
    Q: We're a motor carrier and have been having trouble with a shipper in recent months. Our problem is that this shipper is chronically behind in paying our freight bills. It pays a little here, a little there, but always late and often short. Right now, it owes us more than...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • G6 Alliance to extend network to transpacific trades
  • Freight rates to remain volatile
    Shipping consultant Drewry says freight rates will remain volatile in 2013 as carriers act to control supply-demand imbalances and market fundamentals remain weak.Against ...
  • Emma Maersk may be out of service for months
    The stricken containership Emma Maersk could be out of service for more than three months.Sources have told Lloyd's List that the vessel could stay in Egypt for ...
  • Zim's AME to turn in Med as it improves Med-Europe service
    Israeli ocean carrier, Zim Lines is to turn its Asia - Europe AME service around at the Turkish port of Mersin, deploying 8 x 3,400 teu vessels on the revamped ...
  • ICS hits out at Suez Canal hike
    The International Chamber of Shipping [ICS] has criticised the Suez Canal Authority [SCA] for announcing a May 1, 3-5% increase in canal tolls in 'the worst shipping ...
  • Stern thrusters banned after flood in Emma Maersk's engine room

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • ADM soars in the fourth
    A series of investments that have given Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) greater control of the supply chain are starting to pay off, according to COO Juan Luciano.
  • Eagle Bulk passes baton
    Eagle Bulk Shipping was forced to deploy its public relations unit Tuesday in an attempt to ease concerns surrounding the departure of its senior chartering manager.
  • Age over reason?
    A VLCC controlled by Angeliki Frangou's Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp has been pulled out of the Tankers International pool.
  • HPH poised to pop
    Hutchison Port Holdings Trust is poised for a reversal of fortune, according to an analyst.
  • Chartering chief takes flight
    Eagle Bulk Shipping appears to be in the market for a new senior chartering manager following the abrupt resignation of Matt Gros.
  • Daewoo heads to Peru
    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering is lining up a deal to modernise the largest shipyard in Peru, Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA).
  • Dry recovery charted
    Dry cargo fundamentals could improve from the second half of this year setting the scene for higher earnings, RS Platou Markets suggests.
  • Transworld buys bulk
    Dubai's Transworld Group is expanding its bulker fleet after buying boxships last year.
  • Jebsen vet joins OSM
    Ole Stene has joined OSM Ship Management as head of its Asia business.
  • Phoenix lifted by tankers
    The acquisition of Chelsea Shipping has boosted annual profit at Philippines oil group Phoenix Petroleum.
  • Crewman burned
    A seafarer has been airlifted from a bulker in Australia after apparently coming into contact with hot oil.
  • Jaya set for take off
    A recent management reshuffle as well as a new focus on chartering is likely to provide a shot in the arm to Jaya Holdings, according to one analyst.
  • Hanjin worker killed
    A worker has died at Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corp after being struck by a forklift, local reports say.
  • Multiple failings
    Greek operator Allseas Marine has upgraded its safety practices after a crewman fell to his death from a boxship in Australia.
  • Platou cuts Maersk
    RS Platou Markets has cut its rating on AP Moller-Maersk amid expectations of a flat container market this year.
  • YZJ tightens grip
    China's Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (YZJ) has built its stake in a new yard in Taixing City to build VLCCs and large boxships.
  • G6 confirms expansion
    The G6 Alliance of liner giants has confirmed plans to branch out into the Asia-to-North America trade.
  • Scorpio to strike again
    Scorpio Tankers' recent growth spurt is not over, analysts say.
  • Vinashin eyes debt deal
    Vietnamese yard group Vinashin is proposing a debt swap to ease its interest burden.
  • Namura expects more
    Namura Shipbuilding has doubled its earnings forecast for the current financial year.
  • MOL sparks price fear
    Mitsui OSK Lines' call to shed 50 bulkers has caused a flutter of concern about asset prices.
  • Emma out for months
    A Maersk Line containership that suffered a flooded engine room in the Suez Canal on Friday could be out of action for months.
  • Xinhai orders double
    China's Xinhai Oil Co has contracted two bunker tankers at the domestic Chongqing Chuangdong yard.
  • MES profits slide 33%
    Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (MES) has seen nine month profits slide by almost one third, the company disclosed Tuesday.
  • China prices dip
    Owners were picking up new tankers for a little less money at Chinese yards in January.
  • Haitong adds five
    China's Jiangsu Haitong Offshore Engineering has booked a new order for five 15,000-dwt bulkers.
  • CHO results head higher
    CH Offshore has seen second quarter net profits jump by over 31% as the company was able to boost revenue and cut costs.
  • CISA backs Valemaxes
    China's steel association has reportedly said it would support Vale's new generation of VLOCs calling at domestic ports.
  • ABS in Hamburg switch
    ABS is relocating its northern European regional marine operations office from London to Hamburg, the company has confirmed.
  • ICS slams Suez rises
    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has publicly criticised plans by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA) to increase its tolls.
  • Pangea LNG lands DOE nod
    Pangea LNG has secured permission from the US Department of Energy (DOE) to export its namesake commodity to 18 different countries.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • UPS adds to healthcare portfolio
  • U.S. proposes end to antidumping duties on Mexican tomatoes
  • Air cargo goes to the sharks
  • New ship energy efficiency tool released
  • ABS relocates N. Europe operations to Hamburg
  • Texas A&M: Congestion costs truckers $27 billion
    The total amount of wasted fuel due to congestion in 2011 remained unchanged from 2010 at 2.9 billion gallons. Carbon dioxide emissions attributed to traffic congestion reached 56 billion pounds in 2011.
  • FedEx introduces dry ice alternative
  • Cargolux adds 3 474-8 destinations
  • G6 will enter Asia-U.S. East Coast service in May
    The discussion agreement will deploy more than 50 ships in the trade that will call at 30 ports in Asia, the North American east coast, Central America, the Caribbean, Indian Subcontinent, Mediterranean and the Middle East.
  • TSA recommends 5th rate hike since July
    The across-the-board general rate increase (GRI) applies to all dry and refrigerated cargo and will be in the amount of $400 per 40-foot container (FEU) to the U.S. West Coast and $600 per FEU to all other destinations.
  • Old Dominion opens in Santa Maria, Flagstaff
  • Study: Great Lakes/Seaway marine transportation greenest
  • OOCL Lite enables secure mobile shipment details monitoring
  • U-Freight gets artistic
  • Descartes extends messaging service to air cargo customers
  • FFE starts guaranteed service
  • Ieri 5 febbraio 2013, 8.00.15
  • Executive moves
  • Crowley's new cold storage in Miami
  • Accellos adds labor functions for 3PL enterprise system

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2013
  • Workshop focuses on hull and propeller performance standard
    Participants agreed to explore how a tiered approach could reflect different levels of accuracy and increase the general applicability of the standard.
  • Bomin Hamburg hires new bunker trader
    Prior to joining Bomin, Nina Russmann gained operational experience by working at Bebeka.
  • Addax brand is repositioned
    Addax and Oryx Group will now be called AOG.
  • Prices show losses in Fujairah
    Direction uncertain in most markets.
  • Russian oil giant sees bunker volumes climb
    Revenue from bunker sales up by 35%.
  • IFO prices soften in major European ports
    But creep upwards in Hamburg.
  • Seafarers ordered back to work
    Greek ferry sector facing sixth day of action.
  • Russia facing problems bunkering new warships
    French designed vessels need '50 types of fuel, many of which were not produced in Russia.'
  • GAC opens in Bergen
    Move shows 'commitment to expand geographical reach'.
  • Olivia Leblond moves to Copemer
    She will be co-Managing Director alongside Jerome Berault.
  • LNG 'could cut costs' says ferry operator
    'LNG has the potential to significantly reduce emissions and the cost of fuel.'
  • US East Coast bunker player lands government contract
    For bunker services in Atlantic region.
  • New man joins Dan-Bunkering
    New trader has background in sport and business.
  • Brightoil seeks to reassure markets
    Group has secured 'all necessary formal waiver letters regarding the breaches of financial covenant.'
  • IFO prices softening
    Prices for IFO fell, while some ports recorded rise in prices for distillates.
  • CPIB officials board two vessels
    The two vessels were the Sakura Princess and Front Splendour.
  • Charter rates for VLCC firming
    'Enquiry in the Middle East Gulf market has been steady this week,' says broker.

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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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