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January 9, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • West Pearl box shops get boost with new Guangzhou-Zhuhai railway
  • Global manufacturing index moves into positive territory by year's end
  • CRIntermodal Qingdao railway offers trans-China service to Kazakhstan
  • Lanzhou-Xinjiang Railway deploys more powerful, faster electric engines
  • Kerry Logistics buys into Vietnam logistics firm, Tin Thanh Express
  • Dover privatisation plan rejected - minister says other options exist
  • Great Lakes water levels fall, coal demands drop, lighter loads ensue
  • Three expressways in Hebei province open to traffic, convenient travel
  • Container Corp of India to provide 3 Kalmar e-RTGs to Delhi box shop
  • AirBridgeCargo receives third mega Boeing 747-8F in fleet renewal
  • Cambodia's 38pc hike in air cargo shows country's rise up value chain
  • Dragonair expands Vietnam network with Da Nang service March 28
  • Aviation biofuels use explored at biomass meeting at Purdue University
  • US Customs finds US$3.2 million in counterfeit Viagra at Miami airport

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Allcargo Logistics Chennai handles record 1,537 TEUs of LCL export consol boxes in 2012
  • MOL chief expects firmer seaborne trade volume from emerging market countries in 2013
  • MSDC meet discussed range of important issues: G. K. Vasan
  • UN environmental rules to drive ship design changes, says DNV
  • Basmati exports likely to surge
  • India to export life-saving drugs to Iran
  • Kandla Port to undertake CSR activities at Gandhidham & Vadinar
  • Mumbai to Surat

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • MOU signed for the Swazi rail link project
    South Africa's Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) and Swaziland Railway (SR) have signed a memorandum of understanding for the Swaziland rail link project, which aims to be established by...
  • Genesee & Wyoming receives approval to control RailAmerica railroads
    Genesee & Wyoming (GWI), an entity that owns and operates short line and regional freight railroads in the USA, Canada, Australia, the Netherlands and Belgium, has received app...
  • Most of Scotland's freight carried by road
    Despite traffic levels falling in recent years, roads remain important in Scotland, reported Transport Scotland's Statisticians in its transport statistics 2012. Scotland has more ...
  • Chep appoints vice-president automotive and industrial Europe
    Chep, a provider of pallet, container and crate pooling services, named Luca Rossi as vice-president, Chep automotive and industrial solutions Europe, with effect from 7 January. R...
  • Fuso Canter Eco Hybrid crowned Irish Green Commercial of the Year 2013
    The all-new Canter Eco Hybrid from Fuso Trucks has been "crowned" Irish Green Commercial of the Year 2013. The award was adjudicated by four judges. They used the judging...
  • Geodis Wilson changes COO
    Geodis Wilson has appointed Eric Martin-Neuville as its new chief operating officer (COO) and freight board member with immediate effect. He is taking over responsibility from Fern...
  • Cosco and China Merchants buy Kaohsiung terminal
    China Merchants Holdings International (CMHI), Cosco Pacific and China Terminals have formed a joint venture company to buy 30% of the Kao Ming container terminal in Kaoshiung (Tai...
  • New managing director for Deugro Projekt in Switzerland
    Deugro Projekt (Schweiz) AG, Deugro's newly established subsidiary in Switzerland, is to be m...
  • C.H. Robinson changes human resources and investor relations managers
    C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc has chosen Angie Freeman to be its human resources vice-president. Freeman, who has been with C.H. Robinson since 1998, will oversee the global human re...
  • Finnair Cargo expanding freighter services
    Finnair Cargo is set to initiate weekly MD-11 freighter flights via its new Brussels hub, connecting the Belgian capital with Finnair's Helsinki hub, as well as with New York JFK a...
  • Third Boeing B747-8F for AirBridgeCargo Airlines
    AirBridgeCargo Airlines (ABC), part of Volga-Dnepr Group and Russia's largest cargo airline, has taken delivery of its third Boeing B747-8 freighter from Boeing in Everett (USA). T...
  • Berlin's new airport unlikely to open this year
    The opening date the new airport in Germany's capital Berlin has apparently been postponed again. Two reliable sources of the news agency dpa reported that the planned deadline on ...
  • Gruber Logistics opening new branch office in Verona
    Gruber Logistics, an Italian transport and logistics firm based in Ora, near Bolzano (South Tyrol), is opening a new branch office - its second base - in Verona this month. The fac...
  • One Express puts hub into service in Milan
    The Italian pallet distribution service provider One Express phased in a new hub in Inverunon, near Milan, yesterday (7 January). The new facility is operated by Sogedim Srl, a One...
  • Kerry Logistics establishes new joint venture in Vietnam
    The Hong Kong-based global logistics service provider Kerry Logistics has further expanded its network in Vietnam by securing a majority stake in Tin Thanh Express (TTC Express), a...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Huntington Ingalls reports NNS VP promotion
  • GasLog makes leadership changes
  • Rolls-Royce COSCO OSV package includes MTU gensets
  • Boskalis in all-cash deal for Dockwise
  • Mississippi shutdown fears eased, for now
  • Ingram Barge promotes Robert Barker
  • Kulluk anchored in safe harbor after tow
  • Rolls-Royce wins COSCO OSV order

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Greenbrier announces orders for over 4,200 in new rail units
  • Port of Tacoma calls for Summit Award nominations
  • Coast Guard investigating vessel allision with Bay Bridge
  • Schnitzer Steel reports first quarter 2013 numbers
  • Trucking group sees gains in highway safety measures

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Joining the dots
    Without coherent state backing, Taiwan falls far short of its maritime potential
  • TT Club unveils safety guidelines for box terminals
    Equipment misuse accounts for half the injury claims from container yards
  • Case highlights perils of extending new ship delivery times
    Extending delivery time for a shipbuilding contracts: a cautionary tale
  • Taiwan bulker owners seek counter-cyclical expansion
    Wisdom Marine, U-Ming and other listed firms are in the market for new tonnage
  • Evergreen and Yang Ming defy downturn to bring in giant boxships
    Taiwan liner firms seize opportunity from adversity
  • Blue-chip investors back merger of Epic and Pantheon
    Singapore-based LPG tie-up fixes equity capital to create a 22-ship fleet
  • Wogan named GasLog chief executive as Livanos steps down
    Management reshuffle also sees Intertanko's Westgarth join LNG owner
  • UK supports armed guard standard
    New year brings fresh progress in the drive to regulate private maritime security firms
  • Norwegian Cruise Line targets $370m net proceeds from IPO
    Historic brand set to return to the listed sector after flotation plan is finally activated
  • New World order
    It's a buyer's market as shipyards ponder which way to jump
  • P&O Ferries and Transfennica join forces at Zeebrugge
    Ro-ro firms offer sailings between Spain and the UK
  • Lauritzen Foundation chairman backs Janholt in spending spat
    Debate continues over Danish group's ordering, debt and strategic direction
  • Hyundai Samho wins order for four VLCCs
    Deal features two new entrants into tanker sector
  • Fraught reinsurance renewals signal premium hikes for shipowners
    Costa Concordia and Hurricane Sandy push premiums up by at least 25%
  • China faces a long march to become a top ship financier
    Lenders have few incentives to enter recession-prone industry and lack experience
  • Idled box fleet will expand after China new year rush
    Cargo prospects improve after Asia-Europe capacity cutbacks
  • Klaipeda wins European loan for box upgrade
    Lithuania port positions itself as a regional transhipment hub
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping 2012 net profit falls 47%
    Anaemic rates in tanker and dry bulk sectors hit Shanghai-listed shipowner
  • South Korean vessel exports slump for first time since 2000
    The world's top ship exporter may have ceded its crown to China
  • Back to the future
    We believe the bankers who complain of few takers for retrofitting loans
  • OSG says debtor-in-possession package involves its own cash
    'Intercompany financing' claimed to back November 2012 self-sufficiency statement
  • Coscon handles record annual shipments
    Chinese state giant boosted by fleet expansion

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • HHI wins four VLCCs
    HYUNDAI HI told Fairplay today its subsidiary Hyundai Samho HI has won a four-VLCC order from compatriot ship fund manager Kukje Maritime Investment Corp
  • Kulluck towed to safety
    KULLUK, the Shell drilling barge that ran aground last week, has been towed to safety in Kiliuda Bay, Kodiak Island, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • US to investigate SF Bay Bridge collision
    THE NATIONAL Transportation Safety Board disclosed today it will investigate yesterday's casualty in which an OSG-owned tanker struck a pier of the San Francisco Bay Bridge
  • Snowstorm shuts Bosporus
    A FREAK snowstorm today closed the Bosporus because of sharply reduced visibility, the GAC shipping agent said
  • EC to raise funding for Swinoujscie LNG terminal
    POLAND'S planned LNG regasification terminal at Swinoujscie is to receive more money from the EC, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • COSCON tops 10M teu for the first time
    COSCO Container Lines said it carried 10.5M teu last year, from 6.9M teu in 2011, a rise of 15%
  • Austal relies on wider security vessel sales
    AUSTRALIA'S shipbuilder Austal said it is pinning its fortunes on expanding defence sales of its new Cape-class patrol boats in Asia and the Middle East
  • NOL's shares booming early
    NOL SHARES have moved up 7% since the start of the year, in a rise linked with the Chinese economy
  • Much scrapping planned by Chinese groups
    ABOUT 70% of Chinese shipping groups plan to break up at least one vessel this year to cut capacity and losses, a survey has shown
  • Panamax oversupply negates gains in coal rates
    AN OVERSUPPLY of Panamax bulkers has capped any gains in coal freight rates, despite high demand in China amid colder temperatures
  • Korean ship exports show first drop in 13 years
    SOUTH Korean ship exports have shown a year on year drop in values for the first time since 1999
  • Casualties rose in 2012
    THE NUMBER of serious maritime casualties rose last year but remained below the long-term annual average, according to a survey
  • Asian LNG buyers stocked up for winter
    JAPAN and South Korea, the world's two biggest LNG importers, were well stocked amid tight supply and winter demand in December, according to IHS CERA

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • CaroTrans Launches Innovative Door to Port Rate Application
    CLARK, N.J. - CaroTrans, a leading global NVOCC (non vessel operating common carrier) and ocean freight consolidator, today announces an innovative Door to Port rate application which calculates a combined transportation cost for LTL (less than truckload) and LCL (less than container load) shipments for specific origin-destination routes. Users receive...
  • Global Maritime Transportation Services Unveils Real Time Industry Indices
    SHELBURNE, Vt. - In a development that is expected to transform the ocean transport industry, Global Maritime Transportation Services (GMTS) today unveiled BOTE Charts. The patent-pending software, one of a new suite of GMTS software modules, is a live, 24/7 information feed offering the ability to index by trade, port...
  • Phillips 66, Global Partners Sign Transportation Contract for Bakken Crude
    Global Partners, a Waltham petroleum products company has signed a five-year contract with Phillips 66, a Houston-based energy company, whereby Global will use its rail network's loading facilities and offloading terminals to deliver crude oil from the Bakken region in North Dakota to the Phillips 66 Bayway refinery in New...
  • 2013 Regulatory Updates Focus of NAMEPA's Houston Event
    Clay Maitland, founding chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association. HOUSTON - Clay Maitland, Founding Chairman of the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA), announced NAMEPA's Environmental Intelligence in Maritime Seminar focusing on 2013 Regulatory Updates for shipping and offshore. The seminar is designed to bring forward updates...
  • Apex Maritime Expands by Opening up Office in Houston, Texas
    HOUSTON - Apex Maritime Co. has opened up a stand-alone office in Houston, Texas to improve the coverage of the US Gulf region. Office details below: Apex Maritime Co. (Hou) Inc. 9610 Long Point Rd., Suite# 320 Houston, TX 77055 Tel: (1) 832 649-8198 Fax: (1) 832 649-8194 Contact person: Andy Pan...
  • Data2Logistics Presents Freight Rate Optimizing Strategy at the Supply Chain and Logistics Summit
    FORT MYERS, Fla. - Global supply chain information and technology company Data2Logistics announces presentation by the organization's Leif Holm-Andersen, Executive Director of Professional Services of the industry seminar, Transportation and Logistics: Optimizing Freight Rates, at the 10th Annual Supply Chain and Logistics Summit North America at the Hyatt Regency Dallas....
  • Landstar Successfully Concludes Decade-Long Litigation With OOIDA
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Landstar System, Inc., a non-asset based provider of integrated supply chain solutions delivering safe, specialized transportation and logistics services, today announced the end of its decade-long litigation with the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, Inc. ("OOIDA"). At issue in the case was Landstar's compliance with federal regulations that govern...
  • Multinational Logistics Company, Lilly & Associates International, Moves Into New Miami Headquarters Location
    DORAL, Fla. -Lilly & Associates International, a multinational transportation and logistics services company headquartered in south Florida, has moved into their new 8,000 square foot headquarter location in Doral, Florida. The company specializes in ocean shipping, domestic trucking, customs brokerage and air freight. "As many logistics and transportation companies struggle to...
  • Remy Introduces a New Starter and Alternator Product Line for Refrigeration Trailer Units
    PENDLETON, Ind. - Remy International, Inc. (NASDAQ: REMY), manufacturer and distributor of Delco Remy brand heavy duty starters and alternators, announces the expansion of its heavy duty aftermarket alternator and starter line with the launch of the new Remy Refrigeration Program. The program extends the company's product line and expertise to include transport...
  • Spot Intermodal Rates Flat for Week
    Spot U.S. intermodal rates were broadly flat this week, avoiding the downward direction seen on several major lanes in recent week, according to rate data compiled by IDS. An average of rates on west-to-east lanes was flat versus last week at $2,505 for an all-in, door-to-door 53-foot intermodal move. That rate...
  • Va. Gov. McDonnell Wants to End Gas Tax
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday unveiled a plan to spend more than $3.1 billion on transportation funding over the next five years by raising the state's sales tax and abolishing the state gas tax. If McDonnell gets his way, Virginia will the first state to eliminate the state gasoline tax....
  • Maersk Line Hikes New Zealand-Australia Rates
    Maersk Line will implement a general rate increase on its New Zealand to Australia trade lane, effective Feb. 1, 2013. Rates will go up by $100 per 20-foot container and $200 per 40-foot/45-foot/40-foot high cube/45-foot high cube dry container. Separately, the carrier also reminded customers that a booking cancellation fee will be...
  • Maersk Line Cancels Three China Calls for New Year
    Maersk Line has canceled three vessel calls to Ningbo, China, from Europe because of anticipated reduced demand during the upcoming New Year celebration. Vessels scheduled to arrive at Ningbo on Feb. 10, Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 have been canceled. The ocean carrier said it will shift volumes to other services in...
  • BNSF Logistics Acquires Albacor Shipping
    Third-party logistics provider BNSF Logistics has acquired Albacor Shipping, a Toronto-based global project and general cargo provider with locations across North America, Europe and Russia. "Project cargo is a highly fragmented market that is dominated by foreign nationals," said Ray Greer, BNSF Logistics president, in a written statement. "This acquisition expands...
  • Yantian International Container Terminals Handles 100 Millionth TEU
    Yantian International Container Terminals today handled its 100 millionth 20-foot-equivalent unit, a record achieved in less than 19 years. A celebration ceremony was held today to mark the achievement. About 200 guests were in attendance, including representatives from various departments of the Shenzhen municipality, the Yantian district government, various port authorities,...
  • IAG Cargo Plans London-Chengdu Service
    IAG Cargo, created from the merger of British Airways World Cargo and Iberia Cargo, will launch a cargo service between London Heathrow and Chengdu in southwest China, effective Sept. 22. The Boeing 777 service will depart Heathrow on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays at 3:30 p.m., arriving in Chengdu at 8:55 the...
  • Ingram Barge Co. Promotes Barker to Senior VP, CIO
    Robert Barker, Ingram Barge Co.'s new senior vice president and CIO. Ingram Barge Co., a subsidiary of Ingram Industries based in Nashville, Tenn., has promoted Robert Barker to senior vice president and CIO. Barker reports Craig E. Philip, CEO of Ingram Barge. He has been managing operations, budgets and varied technological projects of...
  • Montreal Longshoremen to Vote on Contract
    Dockworkers at the Port of Montreal will vote later this month on an agreement with the port's Maritime Employers Association on a six-year contract. No date has been set for the vote by Local 375 of the Canadian Union of Public Employees. About 1,000 union members have been working under an...
  • Greenbrier Receives Orders for $430 Million Worth of Railcars
    Lake Osewgo, Ore.-based railroad equipment supplier The Greenbrier Companies has received orders for 4,200 railcar units, valued at more than $430 million, from North American and European markets since the start of its current fiscal year, which began on Sept. 1, 2012. North American shale energy markets generated orders for 1,250...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Asia-Europe spot rates rise, anticipating fresh GRI
    The SCFI's Asia-Europe spot rate, published last Friday, was up more than 4% on the previous week, ahead of a mid-January GRI by a number of carriers and taking ...
  • GT Nexus and TradeCard to merge
    Cloud-based technology giants GT Nexus and TradeCard have announced they are to merge. The two firms provide and operate business collaboration networks that major ...
  • US jobless rate steady, but spending cuts threaten
    The number of Americans without jobs held steady in December at 12.2 million or 7.8%, however latest data from the US service sector suggested a sharp rise in activity.The ...
  • Idled box fleet to grow again after CNY rush
    The number of mothballed container ships looks set to spike after the mini cargo surge ahead of the Chinese new year holidays which begin on February 10. However, ...
  • SeaIntel launches Africa box website
    Africa's top 50 container ports and logistics infrastructure are being monitored for status updates by a new website. SeaIntel Maritime Analysis says that its information-sharing ...
  • Asia-Europe box volumes down 6% in November
    Container volumes continued to decline in the Asia-Europe trades during November, with shipments to western Mediterranean and North African ports particularly hard-hit.Latest ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • QGOG lines up IPO
    A leading Brazilian offshore contractor is closing in on an initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange.
  • Share rally short lived
    Dry-bulk stocks surged last week on the back of reports that John Fredriksen is lining up a series of newbuilding orders but the rebound is unlikely to continue, according to an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities.
  • Globus CFO resigns
    Elias Deftereos has stepped down as the chief financial officer (CFO) of Globus Maritime.
  • Economou under fire
    A legal battle between BP and Greek shipping mogul George Economou has erupted in the Southern District of New York.
  • Tupras keeps calling
    Turkish refiner and tanker charterer Tupras is to take advantage of a US sanctions waiver to buy more crude from Iran.
  • Livanos steps down
    Peter G. Livanos is vacating the hot seat at GasLog just a year after taking the LNG shipowner public in New York.
  • Pirates busted
    Six pirates have been busted by navy commandoes after a failed attack off Somalia.
  • Finland wants French probe
    Finland is pressing the European Commission to investigate French state support for shipyards after STX Europe's Turku plant lost a big cruiseship order.
  • Boskalis seals Dockwise cash
    Royal Boskalis Westminster has wrapped up a huge finance package for its planned acquisition of Dutch heavylift company Dockwise.
  • Sealink chasing yard cash
    Malaysian owner Sealink International is going to arbitration to recover losses arising from a failed order for two tankers.
  • SSC hits four
    Singapore Shipping Corp has splashed out SGD 15m ($12m) to pick up a host of shore-based assets from compatriot MYP.
  • Boxship hits reef
    Maldives authorities are assessing the damage to a reef near Male after a German boxship went aground on Monday night.
  • Coscon hits record high
    Chinese state giant Cosco has moved a record amount of container cargo in 2012.
  • Global Hunter tracks fall
    Sparse financing and weak rates could haul second-hand tanker asset values down by a further tenth in 2013, according to Global Hunter Securities.
  • NOL in demand
    Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is on the road to recovery if recent share price hikes are anything to go by, a Singapore-based analyst has said.
  • Hope for Naveiro crews
    Seafarers on a Portuguese cargoship stuck in France over unpaid bills says they are hopeful that their ordeal could soon end.
  • Ship orders plunge
    Shipowners responded to the ongoing shipping slump in 2012 by ordering 600 fewer new vessels.
  • Losses climb in 2012
    Ship losses climbed by more than one tenth last year with a large rise seen in Asian waters, Allianz Global says.
  • Drunk captain jailed
    The Russian master of a reefer spotted navigating erratically has been jailed for a month for drinking.
  • Marco's IPO a hit
    Marco Polo Marine has launched the IPO of its Indonesia subsidiary on the Jakarta Stock Exchange.
  • GasLog rolls options over
    GasLog has wound the clock forward on two optional LNG carrier newbuildings at Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • Coal won't light fire
    An anticipated rush of newbuildings this month is set to take the heat out of any panamax market gain spurred by rising Chinese thermal coal demand, according to Commodore Research.
  • Gone in minutes
    A Hong Kong inquiry into a fatal ferry collision has been told of the deadly speed of the sinking of the Lamma IV.
  • Daoda wins semi-sub
    China's Daoda Marine Heavy Industry has won a deal to build a semi-submersible barge for a domestic owner.
  • Kukje linked to VLCCs
    A Korean shipping fund is said to be behind an order for four VLCCs at Hyundai Samho.
  • NCL plans IPO
    Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line is readying itself for a listing on the New York Stock Exchange later this year
  • MSC offloads Melody
    Naples-based MSC Crociere has sold its 35,000-gt cruiseship Melody (built 1982).
  • Kulluk pulled free
    Dutch salvager Smit has managed to pull Shell's grounded rig Kulluk off the beach at Alaska's Sitkalidak Island.
  • OSG tanker hits bridge
    Overseas Shipholding Group's 69,600-dwt tanker Overseas Reymar (built 2004) struck San Francisco's Bay Bridge yesterday.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Commentary: Air cargo shippers move off spot market in downturn
    Some companies imply they are moving away from the spot market altogether, using contracts as a baseline instead of a reaction to a down market. These shippers would only play the spot market for emergency shipments.
  • Mississippi navigation work 'better than expected'
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said last week it continues to project river stages will sustain the authorized nine-foot deep commercial navigation channel between St. Louis and Cairo, Ill., offering some relief to barge operators.
  • Bill seeks to place cargo pilots under FAA flight duty rule
  • FBI's Website for Canadian shipping fraud
  • CORRECTION: Air Force's 12-carrier contract valued at $694 million
  • BNSF Logistics buys Canadian project-cargo specialist
    The third-party logistics provider also plans to announce next week the acquisition of EP-Team, an air cargo company that specializes in expedited project cargo using Russian Antonov and other aircraft capable of handling oversize loads.
  • Globe Maritime releases ocean rating module
  • CaroTrans releases LTL/LCL door-to-port rate tool
  • Human error main cause of ship accidents
    The insurance company Allianz said 106 ships were lost worldwide in the 12-month period ending Nov. 25 2012, up from 91 ships the previous year but a 27 percent decrease on the 10-year average of 146 ships per annum.
  • APL increasing transatlantic rates
  • GT Nexus to merge with TradeCard
  • Alphaliner: Transpacific lane absorbed most capacity in 2012
  • CSX facilitates new sites on network
  • FedEx transports priceless artifacts

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 8, 2013
  • Missing barrels land shipowner in court
    Dispute is over the partial delivery of a fuel cargo.
  • Prices steady in Fujairah
    Elsewhere gains remained in single digits.
  • Prices set firm trend across Europe
    Higher crude values push up prices.
  • Orders for newbuilds slumped in 2012
    Last year saw half the number of orders placed in comparison to 2010.
  • Korean shipbuilders see first fall in a decade
    Tough shipping market puts dent in vessel orders.
  • Technical services company sees orders rise in 2012
    Growth fuelled by acquisitions.
  • LSFO supply in Japan continues to grow
    Trading house has begun selling LS product in Kokura port in western Japan.
  • World's largest container ship calls at UAE ports
    'We stand ready to serve these giants,' says port operator.
  • Bunker prices rise across Asia
    MGO supplies slightly tight in Hong Kong, traders say.
  • Mumbai bunker volumes down 30% in December
    Drop attributed to the absence of one major supplier at the port last month.
  • WR Systems clinches over $1 million worth of contracts
    Team behind Emsys has grown extensively since its launch.
  • Hong Kong maintains bunker sales in December
    Local players expect sales to improve in January ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays.
  • Chimbusco, Sinopec Zhoushan improve bunker sales in 2012
    Privately-owned Brightoil said to have posted lower bonded bunker sales during the year.
  • Grounded rig update: Kulluk on the move
    Fresh monitoring of fuel tanks on the Kulluk since rig was refloated matches earlier data, indicating no changes that could be a sign of a leak or damage.

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No from the Government of London to a state guarantee on new loans requested by Harland & Wolff
London
"The market is in the best position to resolve the business issues faced by the company," he said.
In the port of Naples, the work of strengthening the dam foranea Duke d' Aosta is initiated.
Danish Norden buys Norwegian Norlat Shipping
Hellerup
Is specialized in the maritime transport of forest products
Meyer Werft confirms the possibility of implementing the restructuring of the navalmechanical group
Meyer Werft confirms the possibility of implementing the restructuring of the navalmechanical group
Papenburg
Announced the definition of a draft of a plan that is expected to be completed in 2028
IBIA, the current carbon intensity indicator of the IMO penalises the bunkerage business
London
Submitted a proposal to change the CII ahead of the next session of the MEPC
COSCO Shipping Ports, in June new historical record of monthly container traffic
Hong Kong
In the April-June period of this year, a new quarterly record was also recorded
Slight quarterly and semester growth of container traffic in the port of Algeciras
Algeciras
New locomotives for transalpine transport of SBB Cargo International
Munich of Bavaria
Order to Siemens Mobility
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
Barcelona
Also recorded new maximum spikes of quarterly and semi-annual containerized volumes
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
Anverse
The containers were equal to almost 3.4 million teu (+ 2%)
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Rotterdam
In the second half of the year, volumes are expected to rise in other market segments.
CMA CGM accords with Google to apply artificial intelligence to group operations
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Los Angeles grew by 14.4%
Los Angeles
ABB's earnings growth while falling orders
Zurich
Increase in commits in the maritime, port and chemical sectors
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Rome
The trade unions are abandoning the confrontational drift on the Ccnl.
Marsa Maroc will operate two terminals in the Beninese port of Cotonou
Casablanca
The business will be held together with the new public-private company Bénin Manutentions
Clerc (Maersk) : The next few months will also be characterized by a containerized hold deficiency in the face of high demand
Copenhagen
Agreement in Bahrain to set up a shipyard recycling yard
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
The Cairo
The crossings of tankers have decreased by -41.5% and those of ships of other type by -59.4%
Cognolate is the new president of Assiterminal
Rome
Ferrari confirmed director of the association of port terminalists
The shareholders ' assembly of Assiterminal, who unanimously elected Tomaso Cognolate president of the association of terminalists ...
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
CIMAC has been accredited with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization
Frankfurt am Main
General cargo ship stopped and sanctioned by the Coast Guard of Genoa
Genoa
Found serious breaches of European ship recycling law
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
Marseille
Training of the personnel of the shipowner group to quantum computation
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.
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
New service of Bertani Transport for car rail transport between Chignolo Po and Cassino
Milan
Made a trip per week with the aim of doubling the frequency
Trafigura becomes sole proprietor of the High Heat Tankers
Singapore
Acquired 50% of the capital in hand at Gearbulk
6.5% of the fleet in navigation is able to use alternative fuels or propulsions
Naples
Positive the second quarter of Wärstilä
Helsinki / Trieste / Rome
Accentuated growth in the maritime segment
Launched a ro-pax of Bluferries
Athens
From the beginning of next year, he will connect Villa San Giovanni with Messina
Fincantieri-Hera agreement for the optimisation of the waste cycle
Bologna / Rome
A newco will be established. The activity will be launched at the shipyard in Monfalcone
Japan's ENEOS cedes fleet of tankers and bulk carriers to a participating newco at 80% percent from NYK
Tokyo
The sale does not include ships for the transportation of crude oil
EU funds for 765 million euros at new railway line-Lyon
Brussels
Also funded access to the Brenner Base Tunnel
Medtruck (MSC group), agreement with trade unions on salary and rights
Rome
In the next 15 days workers will be called upon to speak out on the deal.
Inaugurated the new intermodal rail link between the Central Tuscany Interport and the Darsena Toscana Terminal
Lawn
On arrival in the port of La Spezia the naval means for the construction of the new pier cruises
The Spezia
They will be used for the consolidation of the seabed and prefabrication and laying of the casks
Rhenus has inaugurated two plants near Bologna and Milan.
Lauzac
New branches in Castel San Pietro and Casei Gerola
In June the Port of Long Beach sets a new container traffic record for this month
Long Beach
The EIB finances 90 million of the project of the Darsena Europa of the port of Livorno
Luxembourg
Warriors : full political and financial support for its realization
Agreement between the AdSP of the Central Adriatic and the State Police for the prevention and contrast of cyber crimes
Ancona
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Tomaso Cognolato
Roma, 17 luglio 2024
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
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