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February 8, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Emirates increases Far East, SE Asia-Mideast rate US$500/TEU March 15
  • Cosco chairman Wei under pressure to step down after 2nd big annual loss
  • MOL on time arrival performance on Asia to US trade lanes suffers setback
  • Cosco, KHI joint shipyard's 13,000-TEUer given trial run on lower Yangtze
  • ICTSI wins Honduras bid for 1.8 million TEU capacity container terminal
  • Shanxi highways now exceed 5,000 kilometres linking 90pc of province
  • Zim splits FE-India-Med-N Europe into 2 with slots with MSC, Maersk
  • MOL weekly feeder service Peru-Ecuador links with New World Alliance
  • CP Rail poaches 2nd top executive from CN, though US law suit settled
  • Korean Air back in black as 2012 profit up 3.7pc to US$235 million
  • JAL quarterly cargo up 4.8pc as profit falls 5.3pc on 2.2pc fewer sales
  • Tests start on airship to carry cargo to military bases, disaster zones

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • CBEC & WCO bestow Certificate of Merit on Navkar Corp.
  • Shipping Secretary to grace international conference as Chief Guest
  • Antwerp Port organises business meet in Chennai
  • GDL acquires new CFS in Chennai; posts 9 pc revenue growth in Q3
  • INR remains firm on increased dollar selling
  • AEPC seeks flat 5 pc duty on cotton fabric varieties

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • LOT cancelling this and next month's B787 inaugural services
    LOT Polish Airlines is cancelling its planned Boeing 787 operation for all of February and March 2013. The move impacts the B787 inaugural service to New York JFK (USA), scheduled ...
  • Wabash expands tank trailer portfolio and geographic footprint
    US-based Wabash National Corporation has agreed to acquire certain assets of the tank and trailer business of Beall Corporation, a Portland OR (USA)-based manufacturer of aluminiu...
  • Kombiverkehr launches more than 30 new trains
    Frankfurt (Germany)-based Kombiverkehr KG is adding an extra 32 train departures a week to its network to enable it to meet the sharp increase in demand for intermodal transport op...
  • Norfolk Southern invests in freight rail service, safety, and sustainability
    Norfolk Southern Corporation (NS), a US-based transport provider, plans to spend USD 2 billion on capital improvements to its rail transportation network this year. The largest exp...
  • Memphis: "Recat" increases capacity significantly
    Capacity at Memphis TN (USA) airport has increased significantly since the US Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) revised wake turbulence separation standards on 1 November 2012. The...
  • Volvo Trucks investing in China
    AB Volvo has signed an agreement with the Chinese vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Group Company Limited (DFG) to acquire 45% of DFG's new subsidiary, Dongfeng Commercial Vehicl...
  • G6 Alliance expands cooperation to transpacific trade
    The six member lines of the G6 Alliance are expanding their cooperation to the Asia-to-North America east coast trade. They will deploy more than 50 ships in the transpacific trade...
  • Aeroflot finally gets long awaited permission for B777-300ER commercial flights
    The Russian carrier Aeroflot has finally received permission to operate its new long-haul Boeing 777-300ER aircraft and has immediately put it into service. The company got t...
  • Ceva appoints new head of operations for China
    Ceva Logistics appointed Jaap Bruining as its new head of operations for China, effective 1 February 2013. Bruining will be located in Shanghai after eight years of operational exp...
  • UPS expands healthcare network in key locations across North America
    The US integrator UPS is significantly expanding its global healthcare distribution network in five key markets in North America. Locations to be enlarged include facilities in Bur...
  • Davies Turner and Ekol Logistics cooperate
    Some 45 years after identifying the potential of the Turkish market, the British forwarder Davies Turner is set to further expand its multimodal presence in the trade between the U...
  • DSV Air & Sea launches express and courier service
    DSV Air & Sea Ltd has launched its own courier and express service so that customers can use one company for all their logistics needs. Online pricing enquiries, booking, track...
  • Hertzog and Partner opens new branch office in Germany
    Hamburg-based Elmar Hertzog and Partner Management Consultants GmbH has opened a new branch office that is responsible for Hesse, Rhineland-Palatinate and the Saarland regions in G...

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • Port of Portland business delivers gains during 2012
  • Firm finds Quincy rail service leaves smaller carbon footprint
  • Drewry performance report finds reliability numbers on rise
  • Port of Bellingham joins team calling for support from legislature
  • Port of Vancouver sees progress on Alcoa site capping project

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • Maersk Tankers enters the West Africa danger zone
    BP charter of Maersk Katarina raises controversial issue of premiums for owners willing to risk piracy
  • Warmer times ahead for tanker workhorses
    Good news for aframaxes as Russia increases its exports this year
  • Who will swoop for BG Group?
    Shell and ExxonMobil have been named likely suitors
  • Crunch time looms for the KG market
    'Hysterical' lenders have not learned from their past mistakes
  • Japanese gas demand keeps LNG bubble bouncing
    Falling imports would deal a serious blow to tonne-mile demand
  • Hanjin Shipping ranked most reliable carrier
    Daily Maersk loses competitive advantage as South Korean line takes the top slot
  • Case dismissed
    Good news for Carnival as a Florida judge rejects a Costa Concordia family filing
  • Scorpio orders four handymaxes for $120m
    Feverish expansion sees attention turn to financing
  • Blowing bubbles
    Is a slump in Japanese imports about to scupper LNG tonne-mile demand?
  • New Braemar Adjusting chief to focus on 'burgeoning' markets
    Loss adjuster to open Dubai office in April
  • US shippers ask FMC to scrutinise plans for transpacific merger
    NITL demands due diligence on move to unite carrier groups
  • Jaya quarterly net profit surges fivefold to $6.5m
    Rise in offshore chartering combines with delivery and disposal of three vessels
  • Zombie shipping firms - a spotter's guide
    Follow the Lloyd's List Intelligence crib sheet to avoid surprise nasties
  • Varun slips back into the red
    Troubled Indian tanker operator reports a quarterly loss to end-December
  • HHI sees 2012 net profit dive 62.2%
    World's largest shipbuilder slips into the red in fourth quarter
  • MR product tankers lifted by transatlantic rate spike
    US refiner Valero charters vessel at new high of W192.5
  • HHLA posts weaker results despite box volume growth
    Hamburg port firm earned a premium on capital costs, says chairman
  • Hijacking, the debate
    Attacking, holding and robbing a vessel by any other name...
  • DNB increases shipping impairments
    Profits fall 7% in fourth quarter, Norwegian bank reveals
  • MOL to join APL's China-Middle East service
    Move follows G6 expansion into transpacific trades

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • Scorpio newbuilding order frenzy continues
    NYSE-listed Scorpio Tankers today pulled the trigger on four more options, bringing its confirmed newbuilding slate to 20
  • HHI plunges into red
    HYUNDAI HI today posted losses of 348.1Bn won ($318.7M) for 4Q12, reversing profits of 71.3Bn won in 4Q11
  • SK decides not to pursue STX Pan Ocean
    STX CORP'S attempt to sell control of STX Pan Ocean became more confused today, when SK Holdings told Fairplay it no longer planned to bid
  • Varun crashes to losses
    MUMBAI'S Varun Shipping, which is undergoing deep restructuring, today crashed to quarterly net losses, from profits year on year
  • GES profits jump 119%
    BETTER earnings from tankers and a foreign exchange gain of 730M rupees ($14M) helped Great Eastern Shipping to report today a 119% jump in net profits
  • Thai growth predicted
    THAILAND'S Kasikorn Research Centre expects growth this year for the Thai maritime transport sector
  • Russian 'pig needs help'
    RUSSIA'S pork sector is squealing to the Kremlin for feed subsidies
  • South Pacific heats up
    MAERSK Line's withdrawal from the New Zealand/Tahiti trade has sparked a range of initiatives aimed at seizing its former market share
  • Shipping: hands off EU transport budget
    EUROPE'S shipowner and port bodies called on leaders of EU governments to shun transport cuts when two days of budget talks resume today
  • Beijing approves oil imports
    BEIJING was reported today to have approved a deal granting access to 10M tonnes of imported crude to government-owned ChemChina
  • Ningbo to spend 3Bn yuan on port schemes
    NINGBO plans to invest more than 3Bn yuan ($476.5M) to complete six 10,000-tonne-plus port berths in 2013
  • ASL's quarter profits jump 40%
    ASL MARINE Holdings of Singapore today posted a 40% year on year increase in net profits during its second financial quarter
  • Jaya's profits surge 186%
    JAYA HOLDINGS said today high revenues from its offshore segment increased its first-half profits by 186% year on year to $16.6M
  • Seadrill can buy back transferred shares
    SEADRILL said today it has financed an allocation of shares in Sevan Drilling by transferring them to a bank, with an option to buy them back in May
  • LR tanker investments may rise this year
    INTEREST is rising in LR product tankers this year, ICAP Shipping said today, following up the surge in MR product tanker newbuildings of 2011-12

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • WCI Index Shows Jump in Pacific Westbound Rates
    Trans-Pacific westbound rates shot up this week; backhaul Europe-Asia rates also climbed but by a lesser amount, according to the Thursday release of the weekly World Container Index. Trans-Pacific westbound rates were up 9.4 percent this week to $921 per 40-foot container and are up 5.4 percent since the beginning of...
  • Nippon Express (Europe) to Acquire Franco Vago
    Nippon Express (Europe), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based logistics business Nippon Express, has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire all shares of Franco Vago, a Florence, Italy-based apparel-related logistics company. Nippon Express acquired Franco Vago to augment its own apparel logistics operations in certain markets, particularly in emerging countries in Asia...
  • Working With, Not Against, China
    There's a lot of negative rhetoric being spouted about China around the world these days. Frustrated European policymakers, for example, complain because Beijing has been unwilling to jump in and bail out the debt-laden European Union without some assurances. In Washington, lawmakers in Congress are concerned the Chinese are deliberately holding...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: North Atlantic Alliance Association
    The high tide of containerized U.S. exports in ocean shipping will continue to ebb in 2013. Overcapacity is returning to levels of the last decade, when ocean freight rates plummeted to record lows. The economic weakness in Europe and the U.S., coupled with a slowdown in China's manufacturing, create a...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: National Ports and Waterways Initiative, University of New Orleans
    Coastal shipping refers to container and trailer services routed along the U.S. Atlantic, Gulf and Pacific coasts. All attempts to provide such services have failed. The most recent failed effort, despite a generous grant, was SeaBridge, between Port Manatee, Fla., and Brownsville, Texas. In contrast to the United States, coastal...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Montreal Port Authority
    The state of the global economy will likely continue to preoccupy decision-makers during 2013, especially as the maritime sector continues to struggle with financial and capacity issues. Of particular concern for East Coast ports is the enduring debt crisis affecting the eurozone, set against a backdrop of modest gains expected...
  • Parties Scramble in Wake of Mixed OCU Vote
    Three of the more than a dozen bargaining units representing office clerical workers in Los Angeles-Long Beach sent employers and union leaders scrambling Thursday by rejecting a tentative contract agreement that was reached in December. The Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers were...
  • Dubai World Central's Air Cargo Volume Soars
    Dubai Airports, which owns and manages Dubai International Airport and Dubai World Central International Airport, today reported Dubai World Central handled 219,092 metric tons of air freight in 2012, a jump of 144 percent from 2011, the airport's first full year of operations. Dubai World Central's average monthly air cargo volume in...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: MOL (America)
    One of the underestimated developments we saw in 2012 was further slow-steaming. Transit times of three to four days longer prevailed in 2010 and 2011. Eventually, many customers embraced this reality. In 2013, the trend will likely continue if a few key facts remain in place: Shippers' debt ratio is low. Interest...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Metro Group Maritime
    Collaboration will be the theme for the container steamship lines this year. Container ship owners and management are making comments such as, "Four or five years ago, we would have never considered such things (as collaborations), but now we must." The lines are looking more and more to the outside...
  • Catapult International Opens Office in Hong Kong
    Kansas City, Kan.-based logistics software provider Catapult International has opened an office in Hong Kong to better serve clients in Asia. Vince Fung, a 20-year veteran in the ocean shipping industry, will serve as managing director of the new office. The company also plans to open an office in Hamburg, Germany, in...
  • 'K' Line (India) Begins Triple-Decker Motorcycle Truck Service
    "K" Line (India)'s new triple-decker motorcycle carrier. "K" Line (India), "K" Line's subsidiary in India, has launched a transportation service with a triple-decker motorcycle carrier from the distribution center of a motorcycle manufacturer in the Delhi area to its domestic depot. The company began trial operations with the three-level motorbike truck in...
  • Consolidators International Promotes Pazsternak
    U.S.-based Consolidators International has promoted Les Pazsternak as senior vice president for the Southeast. The freight forwarder also hired Brad Reybourne as development manager for the Southeast at CII's Atlanta facility. Pazsternak, based in Chicago, will continue his vice president duties for the company's Southwest and Midwest regions. He is a...
  • Port of San Diego Board Takes Up Shore Power Project
    Moored vessel at Port of San Diego. Following a 30-day public review period, California's Port of San Diego will release its final Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Port Capital Improvement Project, an environmental document relating to the proposed shore power project at the Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal, on Feb. 12 at...
  • A-1 Express Launches Long-Distance Freight Services
    Atlanta-based courier service company A-1 Express has launched long-distance freight services across the U.S. The company said the service can deliver freight without restrictions on size or weight. Long-distance freight services include commercial freight and residential freight deliveries....
  • US Reps. Richmond, Grimm Form Maritime Caucus
    U.S. Reps. Cedric Richmond, D-La., and Michael G. Grimm, R-N.Y., have established the Congressional Maritime Caucus, which will work to raise awareness among members of Congress on maritime-related topics. "I am confident that this caucus will be a voice for the entire maritime industry, one that stresses how critical this industry...
  • North American Intermodal Container Volume Sets Record High
    Intermodal container volume reached a record high in 2012 with 13.1 million moves, surpassing the previous year by 5.9 percent and the former high in 2007 by 9.8 percent, according to the Intermodal Association of North America's Intermodal Market Trends & Statistics report. For the third consecutive year, domestic containers were...
  • IBEW Workers Ratify Canadian National Contract
    Members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers System Council 11 at Canadian National Railway have ratified a four-year labor collective agreement that provides improvements in wages and benefits for about 700 CN signal and communications employees. The agreement is retroactive to Jan. 1, 2013. It was negotiated before the former contract...
  • Barloworld's Dedicated Logistics Unit Merges with Manline
    Johannesburg-based Barloworld Logistics' Dedicated Transport Services division has concluded its merger with the Manline group, a logistics provider in Southern Africa. The merged business, called Barloworld Transport Solutions, has become a 50.1 percent-held subsidiary of Barloworld Logistics. The transaction involved the disposal of DTS together with a cash contribution, in exchange...
  • Belgium's Damen Shipyards Delivers Freighter
    Damen Shipyards Bergum's Combi Freighter 3850 for Hartel and Hudig & Veder. Damen Shipyards Bergum, a subsidiary of Damen Shipyards Group, has delivered the Hoogvliet, a Damen Combi Freighter 3850, to Hartel Shipping and Hudig & Veder. The carrier for oversize cargo was launched at Cruise Terminal Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The vessel...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • NITL calls on FMC to put TSA-WTSA merger under microscope
    The US 'voice of the shipper' National Industrial Transportation League [NITL] has urged the Federal Maritime Commission [FMC] to 'closely examine the ramifications ...
  • HHLA posts weaker results despite box volume growth
  • Port of London 2012 trade down 10%, but Gateway beckons
    Trade through the terminals and cargo handling facilities on the River Thames fell by 10% to 43.7 million tonnes during 2012, the Port of London Authority (PLA) ...
  • MOL to join APL's China-Middle East service
  • New Mombasa Dry Port opened by APM Terminals
    APM Terminals (APMT) has opened a new 7.3ha inland container freight station (CFS) 4km from Kenya's primary port of Mombasa. The new facility ...
  • Sokhna in trouble again
    After the disruption of seperate industrial unrest in February and October of last year the Egyptian Red Sea port of Sokhna seems to have more labour problems to ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • GLDD lands dredge job
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock has secured a contract that calls for the deepening of the Arthur Kill channel in the Ports of New York and New Jersey.
  • TBS seals scrap pact
    TBS International of the US has finally parted ways with an ageing tweendecker that was sold for scrap late last year.
  • Peraticos in the crosshairs
    Pegasus Shipping collapsed during the junk bond crisis nearly 10 years ago but some of its creditors are still entrenched in fierce legal battles with former patriarch Nico Peraticos.
  • Record MR fixtures for US
    US oil products exports have risen sharply since September with medium-range tanker fixtures from the Gulf Coast reaching a record high in January, fuelling spot rate rises in the Atlantic.
  • Mississippi melee
    Teekay is gearing up for a legal battle linked to a smash that rocked the Mississippi River nearly a year ago.
  • Glencore gig for Greek
    Target Marine has picked up a fresh period contract for one of its panamax bulkers.
  • ISC up on vessel sale
    International Shipholding Corp (ISC) has posted big rise in fourth quarter earnings thanks to the sale of a vessel.
  • Great Eastern stronger
    Lower costs and rising revenue have spurred India's Great Eastern Shipping to a bigger third quarter profit.
  • Final OBO departs
    John Fredriksen is waving farewell to the last of his capesize combination carriers.
  • GC Rieber sells oldie
    GC Rieber Shipping has agreed to sell an ageing 2D seismic survey vessel.
  • Scorpio not done yet
    Three newbuilding orders during a hectic start to 2013 have yet to use up half of the cash Scorpio Tankers has in its arsenal, sources say.
  • STNG chalks up four more
    Scorpio Tankers has opened its chequebook for the second time in a week to take up newbuildings in South Korea.
  • Massive misunderstanding?
    A report from Indonesia last month that the country was planning to order 2,500 small ships in China certainly made the world of shipping sit up and take notice.
  • Pyxis: Guards saved ship
    Greek manager Pyxis Maritime has revealed that the hijacking attempt on the Pyxis Delta in Nigeria that killed one crewman was foiled by armed guards.
  • Eyssautier sets new course
    French marine insurance broker, Groupe Eyssautier, is setting course for expansion following a management buyout that sees the company regain its independence.
  • Havyard builds China tally
    Norway's Havyard has bagged another order from a Chinese shipowner for one of its offshore support vessel designs.
  • Vinashin Ocean to fold
    Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a restructuring plan for national owner Vinalines, including the bankruptcy of its Vinashin Ocean Shipping (Vinashinlines) subsidiary.
  • MOL joins APL
    Japan's MOL is teaming up with APL for a new China to Middle East containership service.
  • Wrinkles not concealed
    We all know it's not polite to ask a lady her real age.
  • Jaya earnings rocket
    Jaya Holdings has reported a huge rise in final quarter earnings thanks to more vessel sales.
  • Subsea 7 ties up two
    Oslo-listed Subsea 7 has clinched more pipe-lay work with a deal in Nigeria.
  • Buys tricky for Knightsbridge
    Knightsbridge Tankers' faces a challenge to boost its capesize fleet given limited growth opportunities available to the company, analysts say.
  • HSH asks for more
    German shipping lender HSH Nordbank needs another EUR 3bn ($4bn) in loan guarantees to "ensure adequate capital resources" in the downturn.
  • Sembcorp bags topsides deal
    Sembcorp Marine has secured its first major contract of the New Year.
  • B+H smokes OBO
    B+H Equimar has sent one of its OBOs to the scrap heap.
  • Tamai turns red
    Japanese bulker owner Tamai Steamship has slumped to a loss in the first nine months of its financial year.
  • Hyundai Heavy falls to red
    Hyundai Heavy Industries has fallen to a surprise loss in the fourth quarter of the year.
  • DNB writes down more
    Trouble in key shipping markets led the industry's largest lender to book its chunkiest writedown of the year in the final quarter of 2012.
  • Stena Line hails record
    Sweden's Stena Line has posted record passenger and car volumes in the North Sea for 2012.
  • Charged in 10 minutes
    Norwegian shipyard Fjellstrand is developing what is claimed to be the world's first battery-powered electric ferry.
  • Frontline orders double
    John Fredriksen's Frontline 2012 has added two more 115,000-dwt tankers to its series of newbuildings at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China.
  • Mercator sells VLOC
    Mercator Lines (Singapore) has been forced to sell its only VLOC to help pay-off debts on two terminated charters.
  • Hanjin turns it around
    Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction has returned to profit in 2012, despite a fall in revenue.
  • Bulker pile up in Oz
    Gladstone Port has seen the number of ships waiting to load cargo swell amid weather related disruptions to coal supplies.
  • Diamond upgrades duo
    Diamond Offshore Drilling is to upgrade two of its semi-submersible rigs to take advantage of higher-spec work.
  • HOS adds to orderbook
    Hornbeck Offshore has ordered another four offshore support vessel newbuildings in a move which increases its tally to 24 ships.
  • Jindal back at Lamprell
    India's Jindal Group has returned to Lamprell to order a second jack-up drilling rig newbuilding.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • NEWSFLASH: ILWU Local 63 OCU clerks reject some contracts
    Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union's Local 63 Office Clerical Unit rejected some of the proposed contracts that were reached with employers last December during ratification voting on Wednesday night.
  • Stockton takes over stalled marine highway project
    In December 2011, the Port of Stockton hired Salt Lake City-based Savage Cos. to operate the barge service. Officials planned to begin scheduled service during the first quarter of 2012.
  • U.S. truck orders up in January
  • Drewry finds carrier performance improved
    "While carriers deserve some plaudits for their improving reliability, a worrying trend for cancelled or blank voyages is emerging as carriers attempt to redress weak supply and demand fundamentals," said Simon Heaney of Drewry.
  • MOL's new China- Mideast express service
  • 'K' Line starts triple-deck motorcycle hauls in India
  • Horizon arranges to buy 3 Alaska ships
  • Con-way's 2012 profits up despite lower 4Q
  • 2012 intermodal container volume at all-time high
  • Tropical expects better earnings in 2013
  • Transport mergers and acquisitions on the rise
  • Air cargo volumes down in Atlanta
  • DB Schenker builds Singapore warehouse
  • STB approves trucker chassis pool
    The board said NACPC's 10 current members account for a very small percentage of the estimated 7,000 motor carriers that provide intermodal transportation of marine chassis in the country.
  • ROAR expands to West Coast
  • Executive moves
  • Industry groups want GSP renewal
    The program is set to expire at the end of July and American companies would face $2 million per day in new taxes if Congress fails to renew GSP by Aug. 1, according to the Coalition for GSP.
  • FMC reviews 11 OTI license applications
  • Counterfeit toy importers indicted in New York
  • U.S. takes solar dispute with India to WTO

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
  • IMO still struggling with response to black carbon
    No agreement yet on definition or measurement methods; debate continues on justification for regulation.
  • Prices uncertain in Fujairah
    Mixed outlook in place in most bunkering hubs.
  • Prices follow crude
    Rising crude values are driving up bunker prices.
  • Norwegian engineering firm in LNG bunkering study
    Study to determine size of possible LNG bunkering station.
  • Weather disrupts bunkering at Malta
    Weather conditions expected to worsen.
  • New name on MPA's list of Accedited Suppliers
    Pacific Bunkering Services brings to 72 the number of players listed on the MPA website.
  • Gothenberg: LNG terminal has industry support
    Gothenberg 'natural hub' in national infrastructure solution.
  • Fuel oil stocks fall
    Increased outflows to China.
  • LNG: EU outlines bunkering policy
    Commission supports 'initial stages' of LNG bunkering infrastructure.
  • High tolls could drive vessels away from Suez Canal
    Slow steaming has already made routing ships round the Cape of Good Hope 'relatively less expensive'.
  • Asian bunker prices strengthen further
    Singapore's price of benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel rose $3 to average at $654.50 pmt.
  • Sanctions fraud 'probe' centres on UAE company
    Fujairah serves as route to market for Iranian oil, says UANI.
  • Singapore vessel arrests on the rise
    Vessel arrests jumped 36% year-on-year.
  • Subsidy on MDO prices for India's fishermen
    India's Petroleum Minister says fishermen should not be taxed as bulk buyers.
  • MAN Diesel receives orders for VLCC engines
    The orders were from Greece-based Almi Tankers.

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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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- country
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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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