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February 7, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Emma Maersk out of action for 3 months, boxes undamaged by flooding
  • G6 Alliance offers 6 loops to US east coast via Panama, Suez from May
  • MSC invests in Long Beach, joins CMA CGM, OOCL in SoCal commitment
  • BIFA: It's business as usual at US ports after deal signed with union
  • International Chamber of Shipping blasts 3-5pc Suez Canal toll hike
  • New African ports to be built as old ones fail to cope with box growth
  • Open registries like Liberia miffed at slur -'flags of convenience'
  • China Postal Airlines launches new Nanjing-Wenzhou-Xiamen service
  • Qantas upgrades Asia, raising capacity to Hong Kong and Singapore
  • Russia's Ural Airlines starts new air-cargo service to Harbin

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • AMTOI's Extended Board holds interactive session with DG Shipping
  • GAC India appointed Sarjak s liner agent in Cochin & Tuticorin
  • ICS protests Suez Canal toll increases
  • Gail (I) allowed to ship shale gas to India
  • Sino-India trade declines 10 pc to $66.47 bn in 2012
  • Adani Enterprises consolidated total income rises 51 pc in Q3
  • CCHAA wants an end to frequent strikes by trailer operators
  • ILA strike averted on US East & Gulf Coast ports
  • JNPCT crosses 1-million-TEU mark for 2012-13
  • Port of Antwerp stays on course in 2012
  • Ministry of Railways formulates draft policy on rail terminals at private ports
  • RBI to set up new system to check export irregularities
  • MACCIA s advanced Customs course on March 6-8

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • RJ increases Libya operation
    Starting today (6 February), Royal Jordanian is increasing its operation to Libya by doubling the Amman - Misurata service from one to two weekly. This will be followed on 9 Februa...
  • Surprising departure of PKP Cargo's chairman
    Wojciech Balczun, the chairman of Poland's largest railfreight carrier PKP Cargo, stepped down surprisingly on 28 January. The rumour mill says that Balczun has accepted an offer f...
  • USA's trailer order volume strongest since March 2006
    Following a modest pullback in November, the US trailer industry closed 2012 on a strong note. December saw new orders rise to a multi-year high, while cancellation activity remain...
  • DB Schenker Rail orders conversion of 32 locomotives
    The German service provider DB Schenker Rail has mandated Siemens to convert 32 series 189 locomotives in its inventory for future cross-border services to/from Germany, Poland and...
  • TX Logistik launches new coal trains
    The transport provider TX Logistik AG has launched two new rail connections to haul fuel to Germany's Werdohl-Elverlingsen power station, which is fired with low-grade anthracite. ...
  • Scania sells fewer trucks
    Scania reported that its net truck sales fell by 14% to SEK 49.58 million (EUR 5.76 million) during the full year 2012. The vehicle builder's order bookings amounted to 65,885 truc...
  • UND's chairman unanimously elected
    Turkey's freight transporters' association, Uluslararasi Nakliyeciler Dernegi (UND) held committee elections in Istanbul in January 2013. As expected Cetin Nuhoglu was elected chai...
  • Ceva Logistics to manage logistics for Nardi appliances
    Logistics and supply chain specialist Ceva Logistics has signed a new five year contract with Nardi Elettrodomestici, a specialist in white goods production, operating in over 80 c...
  • GACAG wants Icao to be focal point for global air cargo supply chain security standards
    The International Civil Aviation Organization (Icao) should serve as the focal point for implementing global air cargo supply chain security standards, the Global Air Cargo Advisor...
  • Etihad records 19% cargo growth
    Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the UAE, posted a net profit of USD 42 million in 2012, a 200% on 2011 (USD 14 million) in a year that saw strong improvements in revenues, ...
  • Rickmers Shipmanagement certified
    The German company Rickmers Shipmanagement has been granted ISO 50001 certification for its offices in Hamburg (Germany) and Singapore, as well as for ten vessels in its fleet, by ...
  • Eurabia-Schiffahrts-Agentur new agent in Germany for Med Cross Lines
    In our ITJ Daily of 5 February an error occurred in the web address for which we apologize. Here the announcement again with the correct address:
  • DB Schenker building new logistics centre in Czechia
    DB Schenker Logistics has started construction work on a new EUR 23.5 million logistics centre in Rudná u Prahy (Czechia). The building, located close to the country's capital, wil...
  • U-Freight delivers the fine art of shipping
    U-Freight Singapore has recently set up a new division, ArtSafe to promote its logistics hub as a fine arts storage facility, as well as an exhibition venue for showcasing artwork ...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • Labor leader applauds HII plan to redeploy Avondale
  • Damen Bergum delivers Combi Freighter
  • LCS-5 will be first with new high power density waterjets
  • PSV will be first vessel with Rolls-Royce Unified Bridge
  • Oaktree Capital acquires Zodiac MILPRO
  • Ultra long stroke MAN B&W engine passes shop test

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • Port of Everett ranks 5th for West Coast export value
  • Port of Grays Harbor honored for soybean export excellence
  • Rail association reports railroads to invest billions
  • Over 100,000 comments received for Cherry Point bulk terminal project
  • Sea-Tac Airport wins final nod for Delta flights to Tokyo-Haneda

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • US judge dismisses Costa Concordia claims
    Small print sends claim to Italy
  • Asia issues a challenge
    A blueprint is emerging for the region to take a lead in post-crisis maritime affairs
  • Knightsbridge defies losses to defend expansion drive
    Fredriksen firm seeking to buy dry bulk ships 'where the risk/reward ratios look attractive'
  • Bargain hunters eye struggling Asia-based shipowners
    Banking crisis offers an S&P killing to those with cash, says Huxley
  • Who pays the piper?
    Debate rages over who should bankroll the proposed ship-recycling fund
  • Iran expands VLCC fleet despite oil sanctions
    Average spot market earnings are forecast to rise to $43,000 in 2015
  • New labour dispute at Sokhna
    Workers at DP World port demand permanent employment contracts
  • ICS slams proposed EU ship recycling regulations
    Brussels has an 'ulterior motive' to create work for ship recycling in Europe
  • Shell and BG Group are natural partners
    A powerful new entity could emerge on the LNG shipping scene
  • MHI shipbuilding orders collapse
    Japanese yard sees fewer takers for LNG carriers and cruiseships
  • Greek ferries go back to work
    Most services resumed as government breaks strike
  • Back off
    International Chamber of Shipping rightly criticises EU proposals on ship recycling
  • Euronav secures three more years for convertibles
    Investor approvals for pushing back maturity top 80%
  • Maritime security must move away from 'Band-Aid' solutions
    Private firms must build intelligence networks and engage with naval authorities
  • Perri steps up at Paragon
    Chief financial officer appointment relieves burden on Bodouroglou
  • Paying off pirates would open Pandora's box
    Lloyd's List article make the case that crime pays
  • Fredriksen orders two aframaxes from Guangzhou
    Shipping tycoon has booked six 115,000 dwt product tankers
  • Pirates were given intelligence for Gascogne hijack, says Dryad
    Two crew injured in attack on product tanker off Ivory Coast
  • China Cosco responds to shareholder rebellion against Wei
    'Any measure conducive to the company's performance and sustainability' will be taken
  • Omega bankruptcy could drag on past Easter
    Unsecured creditors launch fresh accusations against Kassiotis as auction looms
  • Yangzijiang accelerates its expansion
    Shipbuilder makes $30m in acquisitions and greenfield investments in two months
  • Absent Costa Concordia investigation report unacceptable, says ICS
    Chamber says flag states must publish casualty reports
  • ICS backs international system to monitor, report and verify emissions
    However, it has criticised the position taken by the US and EU

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • Knightsbridge confirms tanker exit
    DESPITE its name, NASDAQ-listed Knightsbridge Tankers today officially classified its tanker division as a 'discontinued operation'
  • Pirates release Gascogne and 17 seafarers
    PIRATES have released the French products tanker Gascogne and its 17 crew members, who were hijacked off Ivory Coast
  • EU provides €5M for Rotterdam box scheme
    THE EU said today it is providing €5M ($6.76M) toward the total cost for the first phase of the Rotterdam World Gateway terminal
  • China's breakers squeezed
    CHINA'S gap is narrowing between prices of vessels for demolition and for scrap steel, which means its scrappers can break even only after booking other operation costs
  • Beware! Ship guard rules shift with locale
    P&I PROVIDER North of England has warned shipowners to be "extremely careful" about using armed ship guards off West Africa
  • Euronav extends bond deal
    LOSS-MAKING Belgian tanker operator Euronav has extended the term for $124M in convertible debt by three years
  • Mariner missing from tug
    A TUG crewman is missing today after falling overboard into the Channel, the BBC reported
  • Adaro coal output roars ahead despite rains
    INDONESIA'S second-biggest coal producer, Adaro Energy, had record production in 4Q12, despite the highest recorded rainfall at its mines
  • Novatek wins new naphtha export deal
    NOVATEK, Russia's largest independent gas producer, has signed an export deal with South Korea's Yeochun Naphtha Cracker Centre
  • Queensland floods worsen drybulk congestion
    BULKERS faced longer waiting times to load coal in Australia because of heavy rain in Queensland
  • Breaking hits record in 2013
    DEMOLITIONS hit a record in 2013, with more vessels broken up to relieve the oversupplied market
  • MHI's ship unit cuts losses
    MITSUBISHI HI's shipbuilding and ocean development division said today it cut operating losses to ¥800M ($8.5M) for the nine months ending 31 December 2012, from '2.2Bn a year earlier

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • Congestion at Tanjung Priok Dampens Indonesia's Economic Growth
    Indonesia's economic growth continues to be undermined by its poor logistics performance and congestion at the key gateway port of Tanjung Priok located near the capital Jakarta, which handles more than half of national containerized imports and exports. Jakob Sorensen, President Director, Maersk Line Indonesia, said there had been a lack...
  • CMA CGM's Cheng Lie Navigation Set to Launch Intra-Asia Service
    CMA CGM's new VTI service. Cheng Lie Navigation, CMA CGM's intra-Asia carrier, will launch a new intra-Asia service this month linking Ningbo, Shanghai and Xiamen, China, with Vietnam, Thailand and Indonesia. The service will start on Feb. 23 with the following port rotation: Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Ho Chi Minh City, Laem Chabang...
  • LA Customs Brokers and Forwarders Group Names 2013 Officers
    The Los Angeles Customs Brokers and Freight Forwarders Association, which represents licensed U.S. customs brokers, freight forwarders and non-vessel-operating common carriers and firms in Southern California, has elected its 2013 officers. Vincent Iacopello, managing director of The Janel Group of Los Angeles, was re-elected president; Mark Hirzel, western regional director of...
  • Barranquilla Container Terminal to Use Tideworks System
    Barranquilla Container Terminal, a joint venture between SSA International and Sociedad Portuaria del Norte, located in the Port of Barranquilla, Colombia, has chosen Tideworks Technology's terminal operating system to manage its operations. The new terminal will be managed by Santa Marta International Terminal Co. It will initially have capacity for about...
  • Americold Names Boehler Executive VP, COO
    Americold, which offers temperature-controlling warehousing and logistics services for the food industry, has appointed Fred Boehler executive vice president and chief operating officer. In this role, Boehler is responsible for U.S. operations, reporting to Jeffrey M. Gault, president and CEO of Americold. Prior to joining Americold, Boehler served as senior vice president of...
  • Emirates Shipping Line to Boost Asia-Mideast Rates
    Emirates Shipping Line today announced a general rate increase on its trade route from the Far East and Southeast Asia to the Middle East, effective March 15. The rate hike will be $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit....
  • Shareholders Call for Removal of Cosco's Chairman Wei
    Zhang Yuangzhong, a lawyer in Beijing, is leading a shareholders' revolt against China Cosco Holdings, a subsidiary of Cosco Group, to remove Wei Jiafu from his post as the maritime group's chairman, following the company's repeated losses, according to SinoShip News. If Zhang can get more than 10 percent of shareholders...
  • PortVision Launches $500,000 Grant Initiative to Improve Ports, Waterways
    PortVision, a Web-based service for the maritime industry, today launched the PortVision CONNECT initiative, which includes a $500,000 commitment to fund the development and implementation of Web-based solutions that help nonprofit maritime organizations enhance port and waterway efficiency, safety and security for their stakeholders. Eligible PortVision CONNECT grant participants include harbor...
  • Jacksonville, Haitian Port Authorities Sign MOU
    Johnny Gaffney, Jacksonville City Councilman (L), and James Citrano, Jaxport's board chairman, look on as Alix Celestin, Haitian director general signs MOU. Roy Schleicher, Jacksonville Port Authority's CEO, and Alix Celestin, director general of Autorite Portuair Nationale (National Port Authority), which oversees 11 public ports in Haiti, have signed a memorandum...
  • Pennsylvania Governor Eyes Reform of Transportation Funding
    Pennsylvania's Gov. Tom Corbett has proposed two changes to the way the state provides funding for transportation infrastructure. "I am calling on the legislature to pass a 17 percent reduction in the flat liquid fuels tax paid by consumers at the pump," he said during his statewide budget address. "Second, I...
  • Lithuania Supports Implementing EU-Ukraine FTA Even Before Ratification
    During a recent European Union General Affairs Council meeting in Brussels, Vytautas Leskevicius, Lithuania's vice minister of foreign affairs, advocated the implementation of the European Union-Ukraine free trade agreement prior to its ratification to jump-start the economic benefits of the arrangement, according to the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry. Leskevicius reportedly called on the...
  • Kenco to Manage Haier America's Distribution Centers
    Haier America, a division of Haier Group that specializes in appliances and consumer electronics, has chosen third-party logistics provider Kenco to manage Haier's three main U.S. distribution centers in Keasbey, N.J.; Fontana, Calif.; and Black Creek, Ga. Haier chose the Georgia location as its logistics hub serving the southeastern U.S....
  • EU Committee Endorses Allowing Beef Imports From Japan
    The European Commission's Standing Committee on the Food Chain and Animal Health has endorsed two new measures authorizing the imports of beef from Japan. One of the proposals focused on adding Japan to a list of non-EU countries from which imports of beef into the EU are authorized, and the other...
  • Strike Hits DP World's Egyptian Container Terminal
    Egypt's Sokhna Port has been hit by yet another labor dispute, disrupting operations and forcing ocean carriers to skip calls at Ain al-Sokhna Terminal, operated by DP World, according to reports from that country. Reports said nearly 1,200 temporary workers employed by a previous subcontractor at the port began their industrial...
  • NITL Seeks 'Careful' Review of TSA-WTSA Merger
    The National Industrial Transportation League urged the Federal Maritime Commission to "carefully" review a proposed merger of two trans-Pacific carrier discussion agreements in order to ensure shippers aren't disadvantaged. The FMC has asked the Transpacific Stabilization Agreement, representing carriers in the Asia-to-U.S. market, for more information on the TSA's proposal to...
  • East-West Intermodal Pricing Slides in the US
    East-west intermodal pricing slipped this week while north-south lanes saw increases, according to weekly pricing data provided by the 3PL IDS. An index of west-to-east lanes in the U.S. continued a multiweek slide, dropping $10 to $2,440 for an all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door move based on rates supplied by Class 1 railroads....
  • Hapag-Lloyd Shifts US-Australasia Port Calls
    Hapag-Lloyd has announced changes in port rotation for its WAS and WAN services between the U.S. West Coast and Australasia. The WAS service rotation, Loop 1, will be as follows: Oakland, Calif.; Los Angeles; Auckland, New Zealand; Melbourne, Australia; Sydney; Tauranga, New Zealand; Papeete, French Polynesia; Ensenada, Mexico; and back to...
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority Re-Elects Neeser as Chair
    The Vancouver Fraser Port Authority's board of directors has re-elected Craig Neeser as chair for another two-year term, beginning March 1. Neeser was originally appointed to the board in August 2009 and was reappointed in August 2012. He is the former president of Weyerhaeuser Co....
  • The Track to Black: The Financial Health of Major US and Canadian Railroads
    If you are unable to view the Flash interactive graphic, view a video version....
  • Fesco's Deep-Sea Container Traffic Grows 14.1 Percent
    Fesco Transportation Group's ocean carrier saw its deep-sea container traffic grow 14.1 percent in 2012 compared to 2011, driven by expansion of its liner network in its domestic Russian market and international routes. Fesco, Russia's largest container line, handled 342,700 20-foot-equivalent units in international services and 68,000 TEUs in domestic routes,...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • Jamaica: the next world hub?
    The government of Jamaica has unveiled ambitious plans for the Caribbean island to become a global logistics hub for the Americas and to position it as a regional ...
  • OOCL Lite smartphone upgrade
    Ocean carrier OOCL has launched its latest Lite 4.1 App for iPhones, Android and iPads which will enable its customers to view more status details of their ...
  • Greek strike goes on, but government intervenes to bring a halt
  • Zim covers Indian traffic via INE
    Zim Line said today that as part of its scheduling restructure between Asia, the Indian sub-continent and north Europe that it will now cover its Indian trade via ...
  • TSA recommends April rate hikes
    Container lines operating on transpacific routes have announced rate hikes of at least $400 per feu from April, in moves designed to boost market sentiment after ...
  • HPH Trust posts higher fourth-quarter profit
    Hutchison Port Holdings Trust, the Singapore-listed trustee that manages HPH's assets in South China, has seen year-on-year improvements in revenues and profits ...
  • Suez Canal: a vital conduit for world trade
    The recent social unrest in Egypt and the threat to the security of the Suez Canal has given shipowners and charterers yet another worry line on their brows. The ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • FLNG orders take shape
    Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) appears to be closing in on a contract to construct a floating LNG (FLNG) liquefaction facility for Pangea LNG.
  • Petrochina takes OSG twins
    Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) may be bankrupt but the stigma of Chapter 11 doesn't appear to have significantly impaired its ability to secure charters for crude carriers trading in the spot market.
  • Panamax scrapped at 10
    Turkish owner Deniz Nakliyati has become the first to throw a vessel built after the year 2000 on the scrap heap.
  • Pyxis crewman shot dead
    A Filipino seafarer has been shot dead by pirates on a Greek tanker off Nigeria.
  • Knightsbridge at a loss
    John Fredriksen's Knightsbridge Tankers has dipped into the red in the fourth quarter despite the gradual sale of its loss making VLCCs.
  • Port workers poisoned
    Fourteen port workers have been taken to hospital in Hamburg after being exposed to fumes on a German boxship.
  • Navios newbuild fixed
    Navios Maritime Acquisition has found employment for its second newbuilding in three weeks.
  • Crewman lost from tug
    A seafarer is feared dead after going overboard from a tug in a storm off the UK.
  • Fund out of Genco
    US hedge fund Zazove Associates has cut ties with Genco Shipping & Trading three years after it bought into the bulker owner.
  • Kreuz signs for newbuild
    Kreuz Holdings has firmed up an order for a multipurpose subsea dive support and construction vessel in China.
  • Fesco ups volumes
    Russian containership owner Fesco carried 14.1% more cargo in 2012.
  • United bulker busted
    A United Ocean Ship Management supramax was one of nine vessels to fall foul of UK inspectors in December.
  • Oliva lifeboat's two-year odyssey
    A barnacle-encrusted lifeboat from the wreck of the Oliva has been found on an Australian beach 8,000km from where the bulker broke up in 2011.
  • FOE profit sliced
    Fred Olsen Energy (FOE) has seen fourth quarter earnings almost sliced in half due to downtime for two of its drilling rigs.
  • McQuilling's rate hope
    VLCC rates on the key Middle East to Japan trade route are set to rise by almost 50% this year, according to a leading shipbroker.
  • Bibby bags BP deal
    The UK's Bibby Ship Management has clinched a deal with BP to manage six vessels in the North Sea.
  • ASL shoots up
    ASL Marine posted a big rise in fourth quarter earnings thanks to higher margins.
  • UniCredit shows Torm stake
    UniCredit is the latest bank to reveal itself as a major shareholder in restructured shipowner Torm.
  • Euronav wins debt deal
    Belgian tanker owner Euronav has convinced more than four-fifths of investors to extend the maturity of its $150m 2015 bonds.
  • Gascogne released
    The hijacked SEA-tankers vessel Gascogne has been freed by West African pirates after they stole some of its cargo.
  • Danske downs Wilhelmsen
    Danske Bank has downgraded Wilh Wilhelmsen ASA on the back of a stellar year for the car carrier owner.
  • Golar Partners nets $130m
    Golar LNG Partners has raised over $130m to fund the drop down of an LNG carrier from its parent.
  • Belarus still wants ships
    Belarus president Alexander Lukashenko remains keen to establish a fleet of bulkers for the landlocked country.
  • Parent boosts Hanjin
    Korea's Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction (HHIC) is receiving a cash boost from its parent.
  • Bourbon revenues rise
    Bourbon has said its high-end strategy continues to pay off as the Paris-based company reports a near 15% jump in revenues.
  • CMES adds five more
    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has confirmed its second new VLCC order in a week.
  • Mitsubishi slips to loss
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries' shipbuilding arm has slipped to a loss in the first nine months of the 2012 fiscal year.
  • Wei under pressure
    Cosco chairman Wei Jiafu looks set to come under increasing pressure to step down over the group's poor financial performance.
  • Smit wins navy job
    Smit Salvage has won a contract to remove a US Navy minesweeper that went aground off the Philippines.
  • Perri takes the mound
    Paragon Shipping's board of directors has approved a promotion that will see its chief executive's long-time lieutenant ascend to a position of greater power.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • U.S. Postal Service ends Saturday mail delivery
    Starting Aug. 5, the U.S. Postal Service will discontinue Saturday mail delivery in favor of a Monday-through-Friday schedule at an estimated annual savings of $2 billion.
  • Washington Notebook: NTSB recommends safety step for truck drivers
  • Zim to restructure its Asia-Med-Europe network
    Rafi Ben Ari, the carrier's vice president of shipping, said the "revised network presents an improved alignment, better suited to our customers' requirements, with improved coverage, reliability and availability."
  • Ti: Asia Pacific logistics landscape transforming
  • Colombia terminal picks Tideworks for operating system
  • C.H. Robinson boosted by acquisitions in 2012
    The 3PL experienced a 15.7-percent year-over-year increase in revenue during the fourth quarter of 2012, ending the period at $2.97 billion.
  • UTi to use Blue Tree fleet management tool
  • NC approves reefer warehouse lease at Wilmington
  • Tampa to receive Embraer plane components
  • Eberhart Capital buys Poling Transportation
  • Kenco wins Haier America contract
  • NIT League wants FMC to 'closely examine' proposed TSA-WTSA merger
  • Marseilles Fos reports record box volumes
  • Great Lakes shipping industry hopeful for dredging
    Legislation in both the House and Senate would require the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund to spend the amount of tax it takes in each year explicitly on dredging needs.
  • Shipping Chamber says it will support emissions regulation
  • MOL's transpacific on-time rate falls in 4Q
  • EU port organizations work to protect funding

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2013
  • Crude rallies on drop in inventories at WTI delivery point
    Futures rose as stockpiles declined 315,000 barrels at the hub last week to 51.4 million, a one-month low.
  • Stringent washwater criteria 'could eliminate' some scrubbing technology
    Failure to relax pH limit for discharges at sea could scupper much of the currently available technology just as 2015 deadline looms, warns EGCSA director.
  • Mid-week prices head upwards
    High sulphur and low sulphur fuel both gain $5.50 in Rotterdam.
  • 'Headaches and nausea': bunker fumes could be to blame
    Fourteen dock workers taken in hospital in Hamburg.
  • Bunker prices rise in Fujairah
    But outlook mixed in Suez.
  • Fujairah bans tankers for rule-breaking
    Banned ships can no longer load and discharge cargo at the port.
  • Proposal to change scrubber washwater criteria put to IMO
    Move supported by Danish research welcomed by some, but resisted by others due to environmental concerns.
  • Shipping line signs new deal with fuel additive provider
    Neftech will be supplying the additive to 50 ships operated by APL.
  • Hijacked product tanker released
    Crew safe but some fuel cargo taken.
  • NuStar Energy posts net losses for 2012
    Company expecting higher earnings in bunkering and heavy fuel oil businesses.
  • Arbitrage volumes set to fall
    'The numbers don't look appealing at the moment, freight has to be lower to make things work.'
  • Innovation 'important during tough times'
    Electricity stored in on-board batteries is an opportunity 'in the future energy mix'.
  • Asian bunker prices resume upward trend
    Singapore's price of benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel rose $2.50 to average at $651.50 pmt.
  • G-Fuel: Bunker licence termination 'not our fault'
    Breach of clause committed by previous management in 2011.
  • China fuel imports fall in January
    The 20% decline due to larger imports in December and slower consumption.

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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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