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January 7, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • MOL to make Hong Kong boxship base, Singapore for tankers, bulkers
  • Seaspan wins hotly contested Yang Ming 10-year charter for 14,100-TEUers
  • NYK to stay asset-light, slow steam bulkers like boxships to cut capacity
  • 'K' Line to refocus on intra-Asia business, de-emphasises box shipping
  • China ends some road tolls, lowers electricity prices to ease cargo flow
  • Hubei province's Shijiazhuang Expressway opens to full traffic
  • Price-is-right Vietnam aims for 10pc apparel-textile export boost by 2020
  • Paragon Shipping raises US$10 million from CEO to shore up listing needs
  • German regulator BaFin calls for scrutiny on shipping loan exposure
  • Boeing receives US$6 billion order from ACG for a fleet of 737 MAX aircraft
  • United starts Los Angeles-Tokyo service using new B787 Dreamliner
  • Cessna expands by acquiring Jet Aviation's Zurich and Dusseldorf units

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • B. K. Mandal assumes additional charge as SCI CMD
  • Capt. Klaus-Dieter Giese bids adieu after a glorious voyage of half a century
  • Quick Take
  • ChPT wants lone bidder to increase revenue share
  • Luxury cruise vessel arrested by Kerala High Court at Cochin Port
  • Main line container vessel calls at New Mangalore Port
  • MoS considering dropping plan to create new regulatory authority encompassing all ports
  • SW Rly checks dipping freight earnings
  • Forex reserves rise by $39.6 m to $296.578 bn
  • Rupee plunges to end below the 55 level
  • EPCES, KASEZ organise interaction of EOUs & SEZs
  • IFFCOs 10th inter-unit cricket & volleyball tournament concludes
  • Albacor Shipping joins forces with BNSF Logistics
  • Jenkinson Logistics moves Irish silos to Saudi Arabia
  • Nurminen Logistics transports heavy hydro power plant units to Belarus
  • SC&RAs Specialized Transportation Symposium 2013 from Feb. 27

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • Georgia Ports Authority unveils first four electrified cranes
    USA-based Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has unveiled its first four electrified rubber-tired gantry cranes (ERTG), making the GPA the first in North America to introduce this clean...
  • Rail sector welcomes Commission's vision for the future of transport and calls for effective implementation
    The European Rail Industry (UNIFE), the European Rail Infrastructure Managers (EIM) and the Community of European Railway and Infrastructure Companies (CER) welcome the publication...
  • Trains start using second Kazakhstan-China railway crossing
    Kazakhstan and China have started to operate a new railway crossing Altynkol (RK) - Khorgos (China). The Kazakh railway JSC NC KTZ completed its part of the Zhetygen-Altynkol railw...
  • Gefco launches groupage service between Austria and Croatia
    Austrian newspapers have reported that Gefco is stepping up its services in Southeastern Europe by the addition of a new national subsidiary - Zagreb-based Gefco Croatia in Zagreb....
  • Alpi Danmark is the new 24plus partner in Denmark
    Alpi Danmark A/S became the new 24plus partner for Denmark on 1 January 2013. The firm, based in Herning (Jutland), replaces the former Denmark partner Leman International ab. Alpi...
  • Management change at Renault Trucks
    The Volvo Group has made another change to its management. After Thomas Maurer took over responsibility for the Volvo Trucks and Renault Truck brands in Germany, Austria and Switze...
  • BLG changes board of management
    The German service provider BLG Logistics has announced that Andreas Wellbrock will assume responsibility for the contract logistics division and Michael Blach will represent the a...
  • Swisslog introduces new board structure
    Swisslog, a global supplier of integrated logistics solutions, reported that its chairman Hans Ziegler became head of the executive committee (EC) on 1 January 2013. In addition to...
  • RZD representatives join Gefco supervisory board
    Representatives of JSC Russian Railways (RZD) have now joined the supervisory board of logistics operator Gefco. The RZD president, Vladimir Yakunin, has been elected chairman of G...
  • Private Pakistani carrier connects Riyadh
    On 1 January 2013, the Karachi (Pakistan)-based carrier Shaheen Air launched three new services to the Saudi Arabian capital Riyadh. Using an Airbus A330-300 aircraft, the airline ...
  • "Aeroscraft" completed
    The US engineering company Aeros has completed its "Aeroscraft" proof-of-design prototype, the world's first rigid variable buoyancy air vehicle (see ITJ 49-52/2012, Heav...
  • New intermodal platform for Liege airport
    The European Union is granting EUR 1 million from the TEN-T programme to support a series of studies that will lead to the realisation of an intermodal platform at Liege airport (B...
  • Trans-o-Flex raises prices by 5.5% in 2013
    The express delivery service provider Trans-o-Flex has raised its 2013 prices by around 5.5% compared to 2012. Oliver Rupps, managing director of the Trans-o-Flex Logistics Group, ...
  • BNSF Logistics acquires EP Team Inc.
    BNSF Logistics LLC, a US-based third party logistics provider has acquired EP Team Inc, a privately held global logistics project cargo provider. EP Team is based in Flower Mound T...
  • United Shipping Inc has new partner in Qatar
    United Shipping Inc (USI), a worldwide association of independently owned freight forwarders and customs brokers with over 135 partner companies and 375 offices, has selected Evolu...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • W&T Offshore to pay $1 million in CWA case
  • Latest subsea-support vessel joins Vroon Offshore fleet
  • Frontline 2012 said to ink LOIs for bulker newbuilds
  • BIMCO looks at challenges ahead
  • Schuster to Chair House T&I Committee

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • Trade between NAFTA partners climbs during month of October
  • Panalpina taps Stefan Karlen as CEO for Asia Pacific region
  • Corps calling for public input on power project permit application
  • US rail freight traffic posts gains during week
  • Coast Guard teams seize $29 million worth of cocaine

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • Ice-class aframax owners seek to increase Baltic Sea rates
    Market hopes for cold snap to improve earnings after last year's ice-season thaw
  • OSG lines up debtor financing
    Chinese and Danish secured lenders back proposed $25m cash shot
  • After the goldrush
    LNG fleet on course for falling utilisation levels as new tonnage outpaces new cargoes
  • Lower speeds boost box schedule reliability, say top shippers
    Boots and Asda say they benefit from slow-steaming strategy
  • New York investors get to grips with shipping
    After a false start, private equity and hedge funds get into their stride
  • Project delays could thwart India's plan to boost LNG imports
    Double blow for shipowners with Japan's future demand in doubt
  • To slow or not to slow
    Express container services unlikely to return, despite shippers' grumbles
  • Fredriksen to cancel VLCCs in favour of new capesizes
    Prospects for dry bulk look better, say experts
  • Lauritzen impairment inevitable, says Janholt
    Weak dry bulk market set to stay in doldrums in 2013.
  • Jakarta judge gives BLT another breather
    Court grants a final postponement of creditor vote until March
  • Capesize owners hunker down for a quiet January
    Iron ore demand holds steady from China, where port stocks are low
  • Founder's grandson slams spending strategy at J. Lauritzen
    Ole Lauritzen has harsh words for Janholt after shipping group takes a writedown
  • Made in America
    The US-built requirement of the Jones Act should be waived for Puerto Rico

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • OSG seeks loan approvals
    OVERSEAS Shipholding Group has asked a bankruptcy judge to approve DIP financing and priority claims involving two creditors owed $579M
  • 'K' Line to seek growth in Southeast Asia
    'K' LINE president and CEO Jiro Asakura said today emerging markets in Southeast Asia offer promise, in contrast with stagnant OECD growth
  • Eurotunnel bids for control of Calais, Boulogne
    CHANNEL Tunnel operator Eurotunnel has confirmed to Fairplay it is bidding for the concession to manage Calais, the top French passenger port
  • STX boss warns Finland
    STX BOSS Jeff Roh warned today that if Finland's government does not invest in its yard sector, shipbuilding could leave altogether for STX France
  • MOL and NYK intend to cut spot tonnage
    MITSUI OSK Lines and Nippon Yusen Kaisha, Japan's two biggest shipping companies, said they aim to reduce spot tonnage to counter drybulk and VLCC overhang
  • China's steam coal imports rise to record
    CHINA's steam coal imports hit a record high of 14.45M tonnes in November 2012, up 30% from 11.15M tonnes in the previous month, Beijing said
  • Port Hedland iron cargoes to China rise 25%
    AUSTRALIA'S Port Hedland Port Authority said today its iron ore cargoes to China climbed 25% in December month on month
  • SHI looks to offshore
    SAMSUNG HI is targeting $13Bn of new orders this year, expecting $10Bn of these to come from the growing offshore sector
  • Scots protest cruise checks
    A TOURISM lobbyist has reportedly warned that a UK Border Force rule reinterpretation could deter cruise liner business
  • BIMCO: eco-ship zeal worsens overhang
    SHIPOWNERS' enthusiasm about fuel savings from modern eco-ship designs could worsen the current tonnage overhang, BIMCO has warned
  • BLT granted new extension
    BLT TOLD Fairplay today it has been granted another 75 days, until 18 March, to complete its debt restructuring
  • Transocean to pay $1.4Bn Deepwater fine
    OFFSHORE drilling contractor Transocean has agreed to plead guilty and pay $1.4Bn for its part in the fatal Deepwater Horizon rig disaster
  • US tax deal lifts project cargo sector
    WIND ENERGY tax credits included in legislation passed by Congress on 1 January to avoid the US 'fiscal cliff' will support project cargo imports for at least a year
  • STX shipbuilding boss pays price by quitting
    STX vice-chairman Lee Jong Chul has resigned from the South Korean conglomerate, less than a month after he was deployed to oversee its shipbuilding business
  • Sanctions kill Iran's Asian LPG exports
    SANCTIONS against Iran have wiped out LPG exports to Asia

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • JOC Trucking Employment Index Rises for Third Month
    The Journal of Commerce For-Hire Trucking Employment Index rose 0.3 percentage points to 94.2 in December 2012, its highest reading since October 2008, as U.S. employers created 155,000 jobs, about 4,200 of them in trucking. The increase from November was the third straight monthly gain for the index, which dropped slightly...
  • Yang Ming to Charter Mega-Ships From Seaspan
    Yang Ming Marine Transport Corp. plans to lease up to 10 new mega-ships from Seaspan Corp., Reuters reports. The Taiwanese ocean carrier will charter five of the 14,000-TEU ships for 10 years and has an option on five more, according to spokesman Winsor Huang. The ships, which will have a capacity...
  • MOL President Urges Cost Cuts
    MOL President Koichi Muto said the Japanese ocean carrier must reduce costs and "shift to a business structure that is not reliant on a recovery in freight rates." In his new year's message to staff, Muto said MOL's bulk business continues to lose money because of overcapacity that has reduced dry...
  • Customs Seizes Fake Pharmaceuticals
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers and import specialists at Miami International Airport intercepted about 181,000 counterfeit pills during the last four months of 2012. In September and December, Customs officers selected two cargo shipments for evaluation, and together with import specialists determined that the cargo, described on the manifests as...
  • US Steel Imports Rose in November
    U.S. steel imports in November totaled 2.659 million tons, up 2 percent from 2.606 million tons in October and a jump of 25.4 percent from November 2011 volume, according to preliminary government data covered by the American Institute for International Steel. In the first 11 months of 2012, imports were 30.952 million...
  • Aluminum Catamarans Target Short-Sea Trade
    Former Horizon Lines CEO Chuck Raymond and his partners say they expect to sign contracts and start work this year on aluminum-hull catamarans using a new "cookie-cutter" design for coastwise, short-sea and inland transport. "We call it the marine pickup truck," Raymond said. "It's a standardized, simple design with good flexibility...
  • Kamada to Manage Econocaribe's US West Coast Region
    Econocaribe has appointed John Kamada as manager of its U.S. West Coast region. In this role, he will be directly responsible for sales and operations in the Pacific region. "John fits in great with the Econocaribe culture and we are confident his FCL experience will be beneficial to the freight forwarders and...
  • Hamburg Sud Improves Cutoff Times for Australia-New Zealand Service
    Ocean carrier Hamburg Sud is extending cutoff times for its Pacific Southwest service from Los Angeles to Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately. The dry cargo cutoff will be Fridays at 2:30 a.m., and the reefer cargo cutoff will be Fridays at 4:30 p.m. Vessels will depart on Sunday afternoons. The later cutoff...
  • JOC Inland Port Logistics Conference 2012
    The JOC Inland Port Conference will illustrate to shipper organizations/BCOs how utilizing rail intermodal through inland ports, as part of a North American import or export supply chain, can help achieve meaningful benefit in reducing transportation and fuel costs, reducing supply chain risk, and expanding access to capacity. The event...
  • TPM Conference
    ith nearly 2000 attendees this past March, 2012, TPM continues to be a must-attend for transportation and logistics professionals in the trans-Pacific market. We are already eagerly planning next year's event. Not only can you expect a significant networking opportunity with your industry colleagues, but also an in-depth look at...
  • FDA Proposes New Rules to Bolster Food Safety
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed two new rules to implement the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, P.L. 111-353. Under the first proposed rule, makers of food to be sold in the United States, whether produced at a foreign- or domestic-based facility, would be required to develop formal plans...
  • NAFTA Surface Trade Rises 7.6 Percent
    Surface transportation trade between the U.S. and its North American Free Trade Agreement partners, Canada and Mexico, jumped 7.6 percent year-over-year in October and 9.8 percent from September. Adjusted for inflation and exchange rates, trade in October hit $61.7 billion, in 2004 dollars, according to the Transportation Department. The value of...
  • 2012: The Stories of the Year
    From labor battles to natural disasters, 2012 was filled with risk for shippers and the companies moving and managing their cargo. Here are the stories that defined the year. THE ILA VS. USMX As 2012 entered its final days, the International Longshoremen's Association was on the verge of its first coastwide strike in...
  • Freight-Related Transport, Warehousing Sectors Add 4,900 Jobs
    The U.S. freight-related transportation industry and warehouse sector added 4,900 jobs in December from November, while two industries key to volume growth - manufacturing and construction - added 55,000 jobs total. American employers added 155,00 total jobs in December, but the unemployment rate stayed at 7.8 percent, according to seasonally adjusted...
  • Shuster Confirmed as T&I Committee Chairman
    Rep. Bill Shuster Yesterday, Rep. Bill Shuster, R-Pa., was officially confirmed by the House of Representatives to chair the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure for the 113th Congress. "Working together, the committee will focus on reforming programs and strengthening America's transportation networks to make us more efficient, competitive, and prosperous," Shuster said...
  • SCFI: Asia-Europe Rates Rise Ahead of Scheduled Increases
    Asia-Europe rates ticked upward this week, showing support in advance of mid-January general rate increases that carriers are aiming for, according to the Friday release of Shanghai Containerized Freight Index data. Shanghai-North Europe rates rose by 4.2 percent or $52 per 20-foot container or TEU to $1,270 this week from $1,218...
  • WCI Shows Rise in Westbound Pacific Rates
    Backhaul West Coast to Asia rates inched up this week while backhaul rates from Europe to Asia slipped, neither showing much in the way of volatility. The World Container Index Los Angeles-Shanghai rate this week stood at $874 per 40-foot container, up from $841 last week. The rate has fluctuated with...
  • Cyberspace Invaders: Defending Your Data
    As a general proposition, companies divide their security considerations into physical security (facilities and people), supply chain security (goods) and financial security (internal systems). So, where does cybersecurity fit? The answer is within all three areas. We've all heard about systems being hacked and private information of individuals being compromised from...
  • ILA-USMX Labor Negotiations Timeline
    The ILA and USMX agreed in late December to a second contract extension, through Feb. 6. The extension averted a threatened East and Gulf coast port strike on Dec. 30. ILA wage-scale delegates had authorized union President Harold Daggett to call a strike if there was no agreement by Dec. 29. Complete...
  • Celadon to Buy Rock Leasing and Kelly Logistics
    Celadon Trucking Services has agreed to acquire Rock Leasing and Kelly Logistics. The terms and conditions of the transactions were not disclosed. In addition to its dry van business, Warren, Ind.-based Rock Leasing handles temperature-controlled shipments in and out of the Midwest, which enables Celadon to add this service category. Wadley, Ala.-based...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • Seaspan poised to seal bumper Yang Ming contract
  • Germans keep buying
    Despite fears of a new recession this year consumers in Germany kept their purses open in 2012 spending another 2.1% at retailers across the nation.The economic ...
  • New COO at Geodis Wilson
    Geodis Wilson has appointed Eric Martin-Neuville as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) and freight board member. He takes over from Fernando Gea who is retiring. ...
  • Eighth L-type for Evergreen
    This week in South Korea, Taiwanese carrier, Evergreen christened its eighth ship in a series of 20 L-type 8,452 TEU ordered from Samsung Heavy Industries, at a ...
  • Shards of light at the end of the European box tunnel
  • Jade-Weser-Port faces legal fight over vessel dues

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • BP trimming tonnage?
    Hellenic Tankers of Greece has been tipped as the buyer of two aframaxes controlled by BP Shipping of the UK.
  • OSG closes in on cash
    Creditors pledge $25m to help bankrupt tanker owner keep head above water.
  • Eagle leads dry rally
    Some of the biggest names in the bulker game watched their stocks surge in early trading Friday with many experiencing double-digit gains on the heels of heavy trading.
  • Allied under fire
    A legal battle between World Fuel Services and an insolvent Greek bulker operator is brewing in the Southern District of Florida.
  • Isacson steps down at Gard
    The insurance executive who has headed the Gard insurance group for the last 11 years is stepping down from this weekend with an interim management team taking over while he is on medical leave.
  • Berge bags VLOC quartet
    Berge Bulk has swooped on four distressed VLOCs which Nobu Su's TMT has been unable to pay for, brokers say.
  • Big bulkers in demand
    Capesize and panamax bulkers saw a sharp rise in sale and purchase activity during 2012, according to RS Platou.
  • Bond purse for Prosafe
    Oslo-listed offshore firm gets away $90m issue as market remains a happy hunting ground.
  • Union offers bail out
    A loan to enable financially troubled Mumbai based tanker owner Pratibha Shipping to scrap or sell vessels for further trading is to be offered by the National Union of Seafarers of India.
  • Kudo's cape hope
    NYK president Yasumi Kudo has expressed hope for an improvement in the capesize market from the second half of this year.
  • Muto fights MOL fire
    Koichi Muto has pledged to lead from the front as Mitsui OSK Lines looks to wriggle away from the red in the year of the snake.
  • Shipping Soothsayers
    Crystal balls have never been the most reliable of forecasting tools but TradeWinds found quite a few takers when it asked industry leaders to divine the outlook for the New Year.
  • Support for cape spree
    Arctic Securities has offered its support to John Fredriksen's capesize newbuilding splash which looks set to take Frontline 2012 into the dry-cargo sector.
  • Happier New Year for K Line
    K-Line painted an improving picture for the world economy, the shipping industry and its own balance sheet today.
  • Buying in bulk
    TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
  • Smit to salve Kulluk
    Smit has been enlisted to salve the grounded rig Kulluk off Sitkalidak Island, near Alaska's Kodiak Island.
  • Libertad ordered free
    The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has decreed that authorities in Ghana are to immediately release the arrested Argentianian naval training ship Libertad (built 1950).
  • Seanergy offloads BET
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings has completed its exit of the capesize sector by selling its subsidiary Bulk Energy Transport to affiliates of its largest shareholder.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • Schuster takes helm of House T&I Committee
  • Fake Viagra intercepted at Miami airport
  • Yang Ming, Seaspan in deal for up to 10 ships
    The 14,000-TEU ships, to be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries, will have a fuel-efficient design, and are expected to be used in the Asia-Europe trade. The deal will initially involve five vessels, with an option for five more.
  • APL, Hamburg Süd disengage on WC Latin America
  • Textainer buys more containers
    The lessor has acquired 24,000 TEUs in standard dry containers from the fleet it manages for about $32.6 million, increasing the percentage of its owned assets to 72 percent from 59 percent at the start of 2012.
  • IAG Cargo announces new route
  • Russian carrier adds third Boeing freighter
  • RLJ Cos. acquires R. Thompson Trucking
  • Freight Wing introduces intermodal truck skirts
  • Merged transatlantic trade group formally opens
    The Transatlantic Business Council has been set up to advocate for a comprehensive EU-U.S. economic agreement that further liberalizes trade and investment and promotes greater regulatory and standards convergence.
  • U.S. steel imports up 2% in November
  • 'Disruptive innovations' cloud IT security
    A new report has highlighted the growing threats to critical information from what it dubbed "disruptive innovations" like cloud computing, social media technologies, enterprise mobility and big data analytics.
  • Port Everglades promotes Anderton to planning
  • Former FAA administrator joins A4A
  • Executive move at Purfresh
  • Regional Asia chief departs Panalpina
  • TSD names Berry VP business development
  • Sluggish air cargo activity ahead in 2013

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 4, 2013
  • Bunker prices in the Americas end week firm
    Bunker demand in Los Angeles was said to be 'light to medium'.
  • Update: Kulluk grounding incident
    Department of Environmental Conservation says crews are ready to respond if any fuel is spilled.
  • New cruise ship calls to boost business for Houston suppliers
    'As long as the port stays competitive for pricing and is bringing in vessels, then things will look bright.'
  • Oil fluctates as US jobless numbers decline
    Payroll numbers stronger than expected while large build in gasoline and distillates put a lid on oil prices.
  • Slow steaming 'is sub-optimal'
    Study suggests that, overall, slow steaming adds to supply chain costs.
  • Fuel oil demand up at Japanese power company
    TEPCO's inventories expected to rise in January.
  • IFO prices climbing in Fujairah
    South African prices lack direction.
  • Bunker markets firm as week closes
    Good demand in Gibraltar.
  • Khalifa port officially opens for business
    Project is landmark in UAE economic development.
  • New role for Stirling
    Joins WFS after two decades with DNVPS.
  • New trader for Trefoil
    'Extra hands and knowledge are more than welcome,' says group CEO.
  • Bunker prices firm at end of first week of 2013
    In Singapore, benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel jumped $7.00 to average $626.00 pmt.
  • Bulk operator says 'market rules are being destroyed'
    By 'tonnage oversupply, high bunker price[s] and lack of sentiment for recovery'.
  • Unpaid bills spark Singapore arrests
    Two Singapore bunker companies make arrests over outstanding sums.
  • BLT secures another extension to debt moratorium
    The hearing before the Central Court of Jakarta has been pushed from January 2 to March 18.
  • MOL anticipates more losses
    Exposure of 'free tonnages' and high bunker prices blamed for poor results.
  • Vessel detained for smuggling diesel oil
    Diesel oil worth $1.18 million found in eight tanks onboard the vessel.
  • Shares of listed bunker firms begin 2013 higher
    Stocks of listed bunker firms mostly mixed in 2012.
  • German shipbuilder delivers 'eco' LNG tanker
    Vessel is 'a new type of gas tanker' which is equipped with dual-fuel engine.

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Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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