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January 10, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Zim future uncertain: S&P frets and parental bailouts look doubtful
  • Global idle fleet stands at 5pc, 297 ships, totalling 809,000 TEU
  • Maersk Line takes long-term charter of two postpanamax 8,000-TEUers
  • China's road building results in 4.1 million kilometres built in 2012
  • Cosco Piraeus prospers while state-owned side of Greek port languishes
  • Dredging to deepen, extend Zuojiang River Vietnam-Guangdong channel
  • Xinjiang Uygur gains 7.5pc increase in fruit, vegetable export value
  • Textainer buys 24,000 TEU from its managed fleet, 5th in five months
  • NAFTA trade rises 7.9pc in October between US, Canada and Mexico
  • Dreamliner 787 plagued with fire, electrical problems and fuel leaks
  • Antiquated IT at Saudi Cargo Services blamed for Jeddah customs delays
  • BA, Iberia's fledgling IAC Cargo to start London-Chengdu service
  • Nigerian minister says national aviation undergoes profound change

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Decisions taken at the 14th Maritime States Development Council (MSDC) meeting in Mumbai on Jan. 7, 8
  • Private equity & hedge funds betting on distressed shipping industry
  • Safmarine wins three Hellmann Carrier
  • Chennai Port Trust implements VRC concession on trial basis from Jan. 1
  • Gangavaram port hits a century by handling 100th Capesize vessel
  • Port of Antwerp sees limited impact of recession in 2012
  • BGR Energy receives NTPC order notification
  • New state industrial policy to facilitate Integrated Industrial Areas in SEZs

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Scotland's railfreight network needs strategic upgrades
    Scotland's government needs to prioritise the strategic upgrade of its rail network to ensure that more freight can be shifted from trucks and onto trains, an industry body ha...
  • Globaltrans to acquire MMK-Trans
    Globaltrans Investment is holding exclusive negotiations for the potential acquisition of a 100% interest in OOO MMK-Trans (MMK-Trans), the captive railfreight transport operator o...
  • Astag says yes to federal council's wish for second tunnel on the Gotthard route
    The Swiss commercial vehicle association Astag welcomes the intention of the country's federal council to build a second tunnel on the Gotthard route before refurbishing the existi...
  • Net truck orders positive in North America
    Preliminary data from ACT Research shows that net orders for heavy-duty trucks (GVW classes 5-8) in North America in December were higher than the orders received in most of the o...
  • Generation change at Zufall Group
    Peter Müller-Kronberg has become the new managing partner of Zufall, a logistics group headquartered in Göttingen (Germany). The company has thus completed a change of generation a...
  • Hamburg's free port is history
    After being in place for 124 years, the free port status at the port of Hamburg (Germany) ceased to exist with effect from 1 January 2013. Being rated as external territory within ...
  • New chairman for German forwarding and logistics association
    Frank Huster became the new managing director of the German logistics and forwarding association (DSLV) at the beginning of the year. He took over the office from his predecessors ...
  • Deugro establishes new subsidiary in Switzerland
    Deugro, an international forwarding company founded in 1924, set up a new firm called Deugro Projekt (Schweiz) AG at the beginning of the current year. Based in Basel, Deugro Proje...
  • Gebrüder Weiss hauls helicopter by road to Georgia
    The Austrian forwarding and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss is currently shipping a helicopter by road through six different countries to Tiflis, the capital of Georgia, on behalf...
  • Launch of Ziegler Logistics in China and Hong Kong
    China-based Simba Logistics has become part of Ziegler China. In 2007 the Ziegler Group, a Brussels (Belgium)-based forwarder and logistics company, began to deepen its footprint i...
  • Work to begin on India's first private international airport
    Work on KGS Aranmula international airport is set to begin this week (week 2/2013). The Chennai-based KGS Group wants to start operations at the first privately owned and managed a...
  • myBVSP.de lands Kaba GmbH as solution partner for airfreight security
    myBVSP.de, the German internet service portal for known consignors and every entity that wants to become one, has agreed to collaborate with Kaba GmbH, a global provider of securit...
  • ULS A300F grounded for more than one week
    An Airbus A300F operated by ULS Airlines Cargo (Turkey) has had to remain at Ataturk airport in Istanbul since 1 January. The freighter made an official stopover en route from Ghan...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • GAC Maritime Security adds to non-lethal defense options
  • Seastreak ferry remains docked as investigations start
  • Salazar launches assessment of Shell Arctic drilling program
  • Gladding-Hearn Shipbuilding wins pilot boat order
  • USCG and NTSB probe OSG tanker allision with Bay Bridge
  • Passengers injured as Seastreak ferry slams into NYC dock
  • Triyards turns in profit, adds SEU to order book

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Jim Jorgensen to head Bellingham Port Commission
  • Boeing taps Troy Lahr as investor relations V.P.
  • Panama Canal Authority Oks bridge construction project
  • Drewry container forecast sees slight freight rate gains
  • Freight transportation index rises during month of November

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Two for one
    V.Ships and Costamare tie-up signals new Greek management mores
  • Clever, not kind
    There is a logic lurking beneath recent dry bulk newbuilding orders
  • Lines' profits could reach $5bn in 2013
    But box carriers need to cut costs and manage capacity, Drewry warns
  • A game of high stakes
    Fantasy shipping players pick their winning dry bulk fleet at Yiannis' tavern
  • JP Morgan launches $3.1bn bid for Port of Virginia
    The race for the 48-year concession pits US bank and partner Maher against APMT
  • Kiel reports static annual throughput
    Growth rates slow, despite small rise in passenger numbers
  • Ferry crash injures up to 50 New York commuters
    Accident during rush hour as vessel hits its mooring on Manhattan's quayside
  • Most sectors face subdued prospects in 2013, warns DNB
    Outlook improves for dry bulk as shipping enters its sixth year of downturn
  • V.Ships and Costamare launch management venture
    Greek operator puts initial 22 ships in jointly run cell that seeks third-party customers
  • Insurance market tackles concerns over floating armouries
    Marsh amends cover for private maritime security firms to avoid policy breaches
  • New year starts with a whimper as VLGC rates stagnate
    But observers expect improved earnings and new investment in gas carriers
  • Small containership scrapping hits three-year high
    Demolition-to-delivery ratio rises, Lloyd's List Intelligence data shows
  • Aframaxes hit by Libya oil terminal shutdown
    Closure comes as a new blow to struggling cross-Mediterranean tanker trade
  • Finance shortfall will have a wide impact, Theochari warns
    Weak players will not be the only ones affected, says Norton Rose shipping boss
  • Finland quizzes Brussels about STX France funding
    Appeal comes after St Nazaire yard secures Royal Caribbean order at Turku's expense
  • Prestige captain vindicated at last
    Backing for Mangouras from expert witness in New York Federal Court case
  • IHI eyes equity investment in Estaleiro Atlantico Sul
    Japanese conglomerate eyes stake as troubled Brazil yard courts investors
  • Shanghai port posts moderate yearly growth
    Key hub sees modest gains in profits and box throughput
  • Tangshan Port expands coal berth to receive VLOCs
    Chinese bulk port invests in new capacity

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Nigeria to prosecute 15 Russian seafarers
    NIGERIA was reported today to have decided to prosecute 15 Russian seafarers detained since October in an arms smuggling dispute
  • Finland urges EC inquiry of STX France
    FINNISH ministers have lobbed a grenade at Brussels questioning the legality of a French finance package that deprived STX Finland of the Oasis 3 cruise ship order, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Korean consortia formed for KEPCO bid
    SOUTH Korea's biggest shipping companies have organised themselves into consortia to bid to build nine Capesize bulkers
  • NewLead scores metal coup
    RECENTLY restructured NewLead announced an unusual new capital infusion today - in the form of industrial metal, not cash
  • Deltamarin bought for $31M
    CHINA'S government-owned Aviation Industry Corp, owned by China International Beijing, has acquired 79.57% of shares in Finnish ship design Deltamarin
  • SSC to spend $12M
    SSC HAS proposed acquiring four "complementary" businesses for a total S$15M ($12M) from MYP Ltd
  • SDV gains Swiss foothold
    FRENCH logistics company SDV, the freight-forwarding affiliate of Bolloré, has gained a foothold in the powerful Swiss freight market
  • MPM Indonesian edge seen
    MARCO Polo Marine of Singapore was seen today defying shipping downtrends with steady growth in operations and on its bottom line
  • Chinese yard owner sentenced over deposits
    A PRIVATE Chinese shipyard owner has been sentenced to seven years in jail for illegal fundraising
  • CMES profits fall 47% despite subsidies
    SHANGHAI-listed CMES reported a 47.1% year on year drop in full-year net profits in 2012, but government subsidies enabled the group to dodge an even steeper slump
  • IMO aims to halve sea deaths
    IMO CHIEF Koji Sekimizu has pledged to halve the number of seafarer deaths by 2015 and eradicate piracy
  • India OKs port bonds
    INDIA'S finance ministry has given final approval to three government-controlled groups to raise a total 35Bn rupees ($636M) through tax-free bonds
  • OPDR launches Iberian sales network
    GERMAN shortsea box line OPDR is boosting its sales and marketing network by introducing its own Iberian Peninsula sales network
  • Imabari might scale back
    IMABARI Shipbuilding might cut back on operations, as it expects a dwindling orderbook from this year
  • JX Nippon cuts back on crude imports from Iran
    JX NIPPON Oil & Energy, Japan's largest refiner, has reportedly reduced its contracted imports of Iranian crude this year by more than 10% from 2012 volumes

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • LaHood Not On Obama's Returning Cabinet List
    Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood wasn't on the list of Cabinet officials that a White House official said would hang around for President Obama's second term, suggesting someone else will fill the spot held by the Illinois Republican, according to reports. LaHood hinted late last year that he'd be up...
  • Port of Bellingham Board Elects Jorgensen President
    The board of commissioners of Washington's Port of Bellingham has elected Jim Jorgensen to be president of the board for 2013. The commissioners also voted for Michael McAuley to serve as vice president and Scott Walker to serve as secretary. Jorgensen, who represents District 3, began serving on the commission in 2004....
  • Coy Named to VPA Board of Commissioners
    Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell this week appointed Craig P. Coy to the Virginia Port Authority board of commissioners. Coy is replacing Michael J. Quillen, who had served on the VPA board for more than nine years. His term will expire on June 30, 2017. Previously, Coy served as the CEO of Massport,...
  • Stanley Furniture Company Named Shipper of the Year by the Port of Virginia
    HIGH POINT, N.C. - Stanley Furniture Company, a leading designer and manufacturer of quality, stylish wood furniture, announced today that its Stanley Furniture brand has received the Port of Virginia's Shipper of the Year award, which recognizes a company that has gone above and beyond the course of normal business...
  • LA-LB Terminal Operators Look to Help Truckers Avoid Trouble
    Terminal operators in Los Angeles-Long Beach hope to improve truck turn times by distributing to harbor trucking companies a fact sheet on how to reduce the number of "trouble tickets" their drivers receive in the harbor. Also, terminal operators represented by PierPass Inc. are releasing a video on YouTube in which...
  • New York Susquehanna & Western to Build Multimodal Rail Terminal
    The New York Susquehanna & Western Railroad Corporation has received contract approval for more than $900,000 from the New York State Department of Transportation to construct a multimodal rail terminal in Cortland, according to the Central New York Regional Economic Development Council. The Cortland Transload Terminal Improvement project will construct a...
  • Kintetsu World Express Sets Up Mexican Subsidiary
    Major Japanese international freight forwarder Kintetsu World Express Inc. said that it has established a subsidiary in Mexico to cope with anticipated growth in demand for transportation services there. Kintetsu World Express Mexico, S.A. de C.V. is based in Mexico City and has sales offices in the cities of Guadalajara and...
  • MOL Announces New Terminals for LA, Oakland Calls
    MOL's APX service. MOL's CNY service. Japanese carrier Mitsui O.S.K. Lines has announced changes to its APX service, which runs between North America and Europe, and CNY service, which travels between Asia and the U.S. East Coast and West Coast and Panama. All vessels will now call the Global Gateway South Container Terminal...
  • Upstate New York Short Line to Improve Infrastructure for Ore Trains
    The Massena Terminal Railroad Company in St. Lawrence County, N.Y., has signed a contract for the main line track and bridge rehabilitation project, after receiving $1.6 million from the New York State Department of Transportation, according to the North Country Regional Economic Development Council. The project will include rail improvements along...
  • India to Lift Tariff Regulation at Major Ports
    In a dramatic policy change that could spur private investment in the country's port sector, the Indian government has approved a proposal to allow port-terminal operators the freedom to fix their service rates. "The government has decided to free all future projects from port regulator Tariff Authority for Major Ports. We...
  • Maersk Keeps Congestion Surcharges Waiting in the Wings
    Maersk Line postponed the effective date of its proposed congestion surcharge at West Coast ports until Feb. 14. The surcharge, which is tied to contract talks between the International Longshoremen's Association and waterfront employers on the East and Gulf coasts, had originally been scheduled to take effect on Dec. 29. Given...
  • Menlo Worldwide Opens Singapore Warehouse
    San Mateo, Calif.-based Menlo Worldwide Logistics, a subsidiary of Con-way, today opened a new warehousing and retail distribution management center in Singapore. The 37,000 square meter (about 398,265 square foot) center increases the company's footprint in the Southeast Asian country to seven facilities totaling about 2.1 million square feet. It represents...
  • Drewry Trans-Pacific Container Rates Flat for Fourth Week
    Trans-Pacific eastbound spot rates were flat for the fourth straight week at $2,213 per 40-foot container or FEU, according to the Wednesday release of the Drewry Hong Kong-Los Angeles container rate benchmark. Following a four-month, 23 percent drop in the index since it hit a 2012 high of $2,880 in early...
  • Transplace Promotes McGuigan
    Transportation management and logistics technology company Transplace has promoted Frank McGuigan to executive vice president of operations. McGuigan joined Transplace via its April 2011 acquisition of SCO Logistics, where he was president and CEO. He was most recently senior vice president of contract logistics for Transplace. He has more than 20 years...
  • Longoria to Head Houston Port Commission
    Houston Mayor Annise Parker, Port Commission Chairman Janiece Longoria and Harris County Judge Ed Emmett. A joint session of the Harris County Commissioners Court and the Houston City Council has appointed has appointed Janiece M. Longoria chairman of the port commission of the Port of Houston Authority. She will also serve as the...
  • Drewry Sees Carrier Profitability Hinging on Capacity
    Container lines could earn nearly $5 billion this year, but only if demand meets projections and carriers continue to trim costs and restrain capacity growth, Drewry Maritime Research said in its latest Container Forecaster report. Carrier profits in 2012 are estimated at $1.5 billion for 2012, mainly because of strong second...
  • ILA Walks Out of NY-NJ Talks
    UPDATED 4:15 EDT, JAN. 9 NEWARK, N.J. - The International Longshoremen's Association broke off talks on a local contract covering work rules and staffing at the Port of New York and New Jersey, clouding prospects for a deal before the ILA's Feb. 6 contract expiration. The breakdown in talks between the ILA...
  • Construction Begins on Port of Long Beach Bridge
    Rendering of replacement for Gerald Desmond Bridge. Courtesy of the Port of Long Beach. Federal, state and local officials recently celebrated the start of construction on a $1 billion, four-year project to replace the Gerald Desmond Bridge at the Port of Long Beach in California. The new cable-stayed bridge will raise the...
  • Port Logistics Acquires Pacific Distribution Services
    Houston-based Port Logistics Group has acquired Pacific Distribution Services, a regional warehousing and transportation provider serving the ports of Seattle and Tacoma. The acquisition adds 600,000 square feet of warehouse space in two facilities in Sumner, Wash., as well as several new national retail clients to the company's U.S. gateway logistics...
  • FFFAI Golden Jubilee Event on 2nd December 2012
    The Federation Of Freight Forwarders Associations In India (FFFAI) celebrated Golden Jubilee on 2nd December 2012. During an elegant function held at Trident Hotel, BKC in Mumbai, Mr. Shantanu Bhadkamkar, Chairman, FFFAI welcoming the guests and invitees shared the vision for the future. In his welcome address said "Golden Jubilee is...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • P&O and Transfennica to co-operate
    P&O Ferries and Transfennica are to co-operate on a 'landbridge' solution for unaccompanied trailers, containers and trucks between Spain and the UK. The ...
  • Maritime casualties blamed on human error
    There were 106 total ship losses in the 12 months to November 25, 2012 including the cruise ship Costa Concordia - the largest loss of the year at 114,137 gross ...
  • Shanghai port posts moderate yearly growth
    Shanghai International Port Group has posted moderate improvements in both throughput and net profits from a year earlier, according to an unaudited 2012 earnings ...
  • Liners angst as North-South eurozone divide widens
    Terrifying jobless statistics for the troubled southern states of the eurozone will result in worsening cargo prospects for the Asia to Mediterranean tradelane ...
  • Portek hit a million boxes at BMT
    Singapore-headquartered Portek is celebrating handling a million teu [pictured] since the inception of its Bejaia Mediterranean Terminal [BMT] Algeria, six ...
  • Coscon handles record annual shipments
    COSCO Container Lines, China's largest liner operator, posted record shipments last year, mainly due to continued fleet expansion.According to China's state-owned ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Case dismissed
    BP appears to have abandoned a complaint against Heidmar and other companies connected to Greek shipping tycoon George Economou.
  • 'Rinse and repeat'
    Muted containerized trade growth will likely continue during the first half of 2013, according to an analyst at Wells Fargo Securities.
  • MJLF builds dream team
    Brian Kim has left Samsung Heavy Industries to join a leading US tanker brokerage led by industry veteran Bob Flynn.
  • Lending cut by a third
    Shipping and offshore lending fell by a third in 2012 with the usual suspects leading the way in the standings, according to Dealogic.
  • NTSB joins OSG crash probe
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has joined the investigation of an allision between an Overseas Shipholding Group panamax and the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.
  • WIS in New Year joy
    Western India Shipyard has kicked off the New Year with shiprepair contracts for five vessels.
  • Ruby out of action
    Saga's veteran cruiseship Saga Ruby is facing a delay of up to 10 days before it can start its latest cruise.
  • Titans team up
    Costamare has teamed up with market leader V.Ships to form a shipmanagement venture focused on the Greek market.
  • Esvagt wins Maersk deal
    Danish owner Esvagt has secured a long-term charter for its new anchor-handler (AHTS) with Maersk Oil.
  • NewLead attracts investor
    NewLead Holdings has received a huge investment from a mystery counterparty.
  • Worker hurt in fall
    A worker has been taken to hospital after plunging into the empty cargo hold of a bulker in Canada.
  • Cyclone blow for capes
    Pending arrival of Australia's first cyclone of the season is dragging down capesize paper rates.
  • Remoy's five-year plan
    Norway's Remoy Shipping has extended the charters of a couple of seismic survey ships for another five years.
  • Forced five could hurt
    Torm is facing a loss of $69m on the forced sale of five vessels, its chairman says.
  • Four Augusta crew freed
    Nigerian pirates have freed four seafarers seized from a supply ship last month.
  • Triyards wins $60m deal
    Triyards has announced a $60m newbuilding contract as it revealed a weakened set of first quarter numbers.
  • SinOceanic strengthens
    Norway's SinOceanic Shipping has strengthened three vessel-owning subsidiaries by further subordinating loans from its main Chinese shareholder.
  • No red flag at GasLog
    One of Wall Street's most respected analysts has applauded a changing of the guard at GasLog which has seen Peter Livanos step down as CEO and two former Teekay men take on top jobs.
  • Mermaid bags BHP deal
    Mermaid Marine Australia (MMA) has penned a AUD 50m ($52.5m) contract for one of its newbuildings with BHP Billiton.
  • Subsea 7 consolidates
    Oslo-listed Subsea 7 is merging its wind farm installation operations into the heavy-lift joint venture Seaway Heavy Lifting (SHL).
  • Crew deaths reported
    The bodies of two officers from two separate Russian vessels have been brought ashore in Port Kavkaz.
  • JP Morgan shifts NNA
    JP Morgan has shifted gears on Navios Maritime Acquisition given the makeup of its charter catalogue.
  • Dof Subsea on bond run
    Dof Subsea is looking to harvest almost $180m from its latest trip to the bond market.
  • New ro-ro team
    Dutch operator Transfennica is teaming up with P&O Ferries of the UK for Spanish business.
  • Clipper offloads tanker duo
    Denmark's Clipper group has disposed of two late-1990s built tankers.
  • Ferry smashes terminal
    Major damage has been caused to a ferry berth in Bergen, Norway, after a Hurtigruten ship slammed into the quayside.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • NEWSFLASH: ILA walks out of NY/NJ contract talks
    The breakdown reportedly centered on work rules changes proposed by the New York Shippers' Association that were unpalatable for the dockworkers' union, after the two sides opened discussions Wednesday.
  • ILA-USMX contract talks resume this week
    Gene Seroka, president of the Americas for APL Ltd., said he's encouraged by the presence of the FMCS during the talks, singling out efforts to bring the union and employers together by FMCS Director George H. Cohen.
  • Finnair adds hub, U.S. freighter flights
    With a goal of increasing freight revenue by 10 percent in 2013, the Finnish carrier will open a new cargo hub in Brussels in March, initiating new weekly MD-11 services connecting the facility with New York, Chicago and Helsinki.
  • SDV buys majority stake in Swiss 3PL
    "Safcomar (renamed SDV Suisse) has expanded in a number of fast-growing sectors such as pharmaceuticals, bio plasma, perfumes, fragrances and luxury goods," said Hugo Roppel, the newly appointed CEO of SDV's Swiss operation.
  • IATA: Global air freight improving
  • ATA makes progress on safety goals
  • American-US Airways announcement could come shortly
    "Even with the recent reports of the CEO of AMR stating a deal is weeks away, we believe there could be an announcement forthcoming shortly," said industry analyst Dahlman, Rose & Co.
  • U.S. Lakers report 8.2% coal decrease in 2012
  • Report details possible Hapag-Lloyd, Hamburg Süd merger
  • Unifeeder's improved transit times from U.K. ports
  • Menlo Worldwide opens Singapore facility
  • Chiquita using Hamburg Süd vessels
  • Coast Guard: Tanker warned before striking SF Bay Bridge
  • Rickmers opens in Singapore
  • FMC reviews 5 OTI license applications

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 9, 2013
  • Inatech hires new European Head of Sales
    Responsible for European sales of BunkerTECH Bunkering Solution - a tool developed to help bunker fuel suppliers and traders minimise risk.
  • MGO prices soften in Fujairah
    But prices firm in South African ports.
  • Prices continue firming in Rotterdam
    Strong demand seen in Hamburg.
  • OW lands Brazilian contract
    Will supply marine lubricants across country.
  • New Managing Director for French bunker broker
    Environmental regulations mean 'plenty of changes'.
  • Alfa Laval wins order for scrubbing system
    'Order is worth approximately $9 million.'
  • Asean International eyes East African opportunity
    Offshore oil exploration has boosted interest in region.
  • Bunker prices in Asia continue climb mid-week
    Slightly lower demand in Busan due to price increases across all fuel grades, say traders.
  • North American ECA experience gives clues to future challenges
    Introduction of low sulphur regulations causing unpredictable fuel quality, says FOBAS.
  • Spanish firm to invest $78 million in expansion projects
    CLH Group says investment is necessary to strengthen its competitiveness and maintain its leadership within the industry.
  • Norden 'may return to profit' in 2013
    Company 'will be able to generate cash flow and pay dividends even in a very weak market.'
  • 'Great start to year' for NOL shares
    Its shares rose 7% in the first week of January on top of a 5% gain in December.
  • Sinopec completes acquisition of stake in Fujairah terminal
    Terminal will have the capability to store bunkers when completed at the end of 2014.
  • 2012 - the year of efficiency discussion
    2013 promises to continue the focus on monitoring and therefore on efficiency.

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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
SAILING LIST
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Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- 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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