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January 11, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Still top, Shanghai's 2012 box volume rises 2.5pc to 32.5 million TEU
  • Tianjin port sets box record, volume up 6.2pc to 12.3 million TEU in 2012
  • US east coast docker contract talks break off, but said to resume
  • First direct Chengdu-Lodz freight train arrives in Poland in 14 days
  • Cosco up 15pc to 10.5 million TEU in 2012, tops 3.4pc world box growth
  • Drewry's: Market share quest lives on - carriers won't cut capacity
  • 2012 marks ongoing box slump in volumes in Asia-Europe container trade
  • G6, New World, Grand members to start FE-US east coast loops from May
  • CMA CGM increases rate of Korea-Russia and China-Korea service calls
  • Evergreen's 35-strong newbuilding programme shifts up a gear

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • Arshiya International laments speculation, misreporting in certain sections of media
  • LNG set to get a boost as bunkering fuel
  • MOL to install ballast water treatment system on VLCC
  • Moore Stephens says banks will take a firmer grip on shipping in 2013 while vessel values fall
  • Reduced orders push many Chinese shipyards to verge of closure
  • Shipping company fleet stranded with crew
  • Steep rise in coffee exports to South Korea
  • OIL plans to set up LNG terminal
  • Seminar on ports & port-led development today
  • Shenzhen implements clearance measures to make port more competitive
  • Rlys extends telescopic benefits to hub-spoke operations
  • Govt imposes safeguard duty on Chinese electrical insulators
  • INR recovers on fresh dollar selling

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • DB Schenker Rail UK returns coal trains to Rossington
    DB Schenker Rail UK, Britain's largest rail freight operator, has re-introduced daily coal trains from a colliery at Rossington, near Doncaster. The services are in response to inc...
  • Russian Railways raised main operating income by 5.8% in 2012
    Provisional figures indicate that JSC Russian Railways raised its main operating income to RUB 1.363 trillion (EUR 34.343 billion) in 2012, 5.8% more than in 2011. Cargo loading is...
  • Saudi Airlines believes in Turkey
    Saudi Airlines Cargo has appointed Mete Erna as cargo manager for Turkey. Erna has been active in the aviation industry in Turkey, Singapore and India, where he was responsible for...
  • MAN and Sany ink agreement in construction machinery sector
    MAN Truck & Bus AG and Sany Heavy Industries have signed a master agreement on the delivery and sale of concrete pump chassis and other special-purpose vehicles in China. The t...
  • Matson acquires primary assets of Reef Shipping
    The USA-based company Matson has acquired four vessels and around 1,500 pieces of container equipment from Reef Shipping, headquartered in Auckland (New Zealand). Matson will conti...
  • PD Ports installs new terminal operating system at Teesport
    The UK port operator PD Ports has successfully installed a new terminal operating system, built by Navis, at Teesport. The implementation of the new system included areas of the po...
  • Rush Enterprises expands national network
    The subsidiaries of Rush Enterprises have acquired certain assets of the MVI Group, which operates commercial truck and bus dealerships in Ohio under the names of Miami Valley Inte...
  • Liscr appoints new president and managing executive officer for Japan
    The Liberian International Ship and Corporate Registry (Liscr), the US-based manager of the Liberian Registry, named Takeshi Okamoto as president and managing executive officer of ...
  • Six Chinese aircraft for Yemeni launch customer
    China-based AVIC Xi'an Aircraft International Corporation (XAIC) has inked an agreement with Yemen's ministry of transport for six MA series aircraft, including two MA600 frei...
  • Lufthansa Technik Switzerland closing down in Basel
    Lufthansa Technik Switzerland (LTSW) in Basel continues to undergo extensive restructuring. The company, which had 500 employees in 2008, already cut more than two thirds of them l...
  • Zufall Logistics Group and Sartorius to build logistics centre
    The technology corporation Sartorius and the German logistics group Zufall want to continue and step up their successful ten-year partnership. The two companies recently decided to...
  • IJS Global signs teaming agreement with Daedalus Aviation Group
    IJS Global has signed a teaming agreement with Daedalus Aviation Group (DAG), a Netherlands-headquartered, specialist one-stop-shop support provider for military aviation customers...
  • SDV takes over majority shareholding in Safcomar Overseas
    SDV, a France-based global logistics service provider and member of the Bolloré Group, has acquired the majority shareholding in Safcomar Overseas SA, a forwarding and logistics fi...
  • Maputo airport to prepare third phase of rehabilitation
    Mozambique's publicly owned airports company, ADM, has signed a French Development Agency (AFD)-funded USD 500,000 contract with the consultancy company DHV. The Dutch engineering ...
  • TFG Transfracht changes management
    TFG Transfracht, a German seaport-hinterland transport service provider, announced that Kerstin Corvers joined the management team and replaced Ralf-Günter Klo' as director of oper...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • Horizon Shipbuilding delivers second Canal Barge towboat
  • Voith Schneider Propellers ordered for Canadian lake ferry
  • LNG-fueled cruise ferry delivered by STX Turku shipyard
  • Steerprop propulsors ordered for Russian icebreakers
  • Seastreak ferry had undergone major conversion
  • Wärtsilä powered FPSO completes full load tests

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • The Greenbrier Companies reports first fiscal quarter 2013 numbers
  • Mi Joo Tour & Travel prohibited from operating in US
  • Crowley Maritime makes donation to upgrade Fort Caroline play area
  • Port of Vancouver, USA continues trail project work
  • Diana Shipping announces charter for dry bulk vessel POLYMNIA

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • Despite the threats, there's life in this old dog yet
    Reports of energy shipping's demise are greatly exaggerated
  • Ship finance cloud has a silver lining
    Less access to lending prevents owners placing new orders
  • NYK president silent on prospects for tankers and gas tonnage
    Two segments conspicuous by their absence from Kudo's new year speech
  • Opinion poll predicts tanker bankruptcies
    But optimists hold out for zero bankruptcies
  • Shippers face carrier crackdown over cargo safety breaches
    Fresh concern over leaking peroxide from tank containers
  • A topsy-turvy year
    Oil markets take comfort from last minute US fiscal agreement
  • UASC confirms 18,000 teu boxship interest
    Yards asked to tender as Middle East line seeks further fleet cost savings
  • Product tankers urged to charge more for West Africa piracy zone
    Segment targeted in more than a third of regional attacks last year
  • Shipping identified as an engine of growth and jobs for Greece
    Think-tank warns of consequences if looming tax changes for owners are mishandled
  • Yilport predicts balance in Turkish box port supply and demand
    Red tape slows pace of expansion, says Pierce
  • No respite for dry bulk despite record Chinese iron ore imports
    Volumes rising, but not fast enough to absorb surplus capesize capacity
  • Hong Kong cash injection sparks Korea Line bidding war
    Debtor in possession deal sets precedent for country's maritime bankruptcies
  • Box traffic retreats at Dunkirk
    But general cargoes rise with a 13% uptick in cross-Channel ro-ro traffic
  • Where the buck stops
    All roads point to the derelict actions of a shipowner, its class society and its flag state
  • Flying the flag
    A New York bulge-bracket bank seeks a major east coast port, and about time
  • Exmar loan deal flags growing role of government-owned banks
    US and Chinese export credit agencies could jointly back offshore construction contract
  • MOL to install first ballast water treatment system on VLCC
    Japanese shipping giant expects to install treatment systems on more ships soon
  • ILA walks out of New York-New Jersey contract talks
    Master contract negotiations will resume next week
  • Unifeeder integrates Feederlink into combined schedule
    Service shake-up aims to boost frequency and coverage between the UK and the continent
  • Lloyd's Open Form cases hit all-time low
    No respite in 2012 for slump in contracting
  • SKF buys Blohm+Voss Industries
    Takeover positions firm to offer asset-management services
  • Omega judge blocks transfer of non-Chapter 11 assets to Kassiotis
    HSH out of the US legal picture, but junior banks' claim survives
  • In search of optimism
    2013 will be a year of reckoning unless there is a significant improvement in the freight market

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • Key Russia-China oil talks are in the pipeline
    RUSSIA'S leading oil producer and exporter, Rosneft, and China National Petroleum plan to meet next week to discuss increasing crude shipments to China
  • Cyclone closes Oz ore ports
    IRON ORE ports at Cape Lambert and Dampier are closed today as Australia's northwest battens down with the approach of Cyclone Narelle
  • China's commodity imports hit record highs
    CHINA'S imports of crude oil and iron ore hit a record high in 2012, albeit at a modest year on year growth rate
  • Teekay Offshore plots kroner bond offering
    US-LISTED shipping companies continue to favour Oslo over New York for bonds, with Teekay Offshore signaling another offering today
  • SINOPEC can work on LNG terminal
    BEIJING has given SINOPEC the green light to start working on an LNG import terminal in Lianyungang's port in Jiangsu province, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • KL gains $85M in funding
    KOREA Line has received $85M in financing from Hong Kong's SC Lowy, the first debtor-in-possession deal of its kind agreed in South Korea
  • Sino-Japan Lines to be jointly operated
    SINO-Japan Lines will be jointly operated by two Chinese companies under a new deal
  • 'Healthy' offshore order stream predicted
    ASIAN offshore oil and gas players can expect "a healthy stream" of contracts to continue this year, particularly in the deepwater segment, Maybank Kim Eng predicted today
  • RSHI wins suit's first round
    RSHI'S Jiangsu subsidiary today won the first round in a $2.6M compensation suit filed by a Chinese fund management company
  • China's rail-sea box shipping rises 19.1%
    CHINA'S six key rail-sea lines have shipped 1.2M teu last year, a rise of 19.1%, from eastern to western China, according to the Shanghai Shipping Exchange
  • Delhi urged to revive shipbuilding subsidy
    INDIA'S shipping ministry has renewed its calls for Delhi to revive a 15% subsidy to local shipyards, which was scrapped in August 2007
  • Bank sees VLCC rates heading south
    VLCC RATES are likely to keep sliding in 1Q13, due to ample vessel supply and refinery maintenance in the US, the bank DnB NOR predicted today
  • Two chaebols weigh bids for STX Pan Ocean
    SAMSUNG and Hyundai, South Korea's two biggest conglomerates, were reported today to be weighing bids for STX Pan Ocean

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • Chamber's Donohue: Jobs, Energy, Debt Top 2013 Agenda
    The U.S. is not headed toward a new recession this year, but tax increases will hit small businesses hard, dampening growth and limiting job creation in the first half of 2013, U.S. Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue said today. "While our economy may be growing, it is...
  • Ultra Group of Companies Selects Apptricity Jetstream Smartfleet & Asset Tracking
    DALLAS - Apptricity, provider of the Jetstream suite of supply chain, e-procurement and financial productivity solutions, announced today that the Ultra Group of Companies has selected Apptricity to automate asset tracking and boost efficiency in its service fleet. Ultra, a diverse organization that covers a wide spectrum of industries, from...
  • Rough Road to ILA Contract
    Since bargaining kicked off nearly a year ago, it's been clear that the road to a new International Longshoremen's Association contract would run through New York-New Jersey. That road has been rocky, as we saw Wednesday when ILA President Harold Daggett and other union officials walked out soon after the start...
  • K & J Trucking Chooses Blue Tree Systems
    ROANOKE, Va. - Blue Tree Systems Inc., a provider of reefer monitoring, trailer tracking, and in-cab fleet management solutions, today announced that K & J Trucking, Inc. has selected its R:COM Fleet Management solution. The refrigerated truckload carrier is using the Blue Tree System's trailer tracking and temperature management features...
  • Costco, Teamsters Reach Tentative Agreement
    The Teamsters union reached a tentative three-year agreement with wholesale retail giant Costco that includes wage increases for almost 15,000 workers. The agreement calls for wage increases in each year of the contract, as well as strengthened grievance procedures and seniority language, the union said. The Teamsters union represents warehouse workers at...
  • GATI-KWE President, Chitra Shinde Awarded 'Lady Transport Personality of the Year Award'
    YDERABAD, India - January 10, 2013 -Express Distribution and Supply Chain Solutions provider, Gati-Kintetsu Express Pvt Ltd, President Ms. Chitra Shinde has been awarded the 'Lady Transport Personality of the Year-2012' at the Mahindra Transport Excellence Awards, held at New Delhi. Ms. Shinde also won the award of 'Lady Transporter...
  • C.H. Robinson Project Logistics Join Project Cargo Network
    CALGARY, Alberta - C.H. Robinson Project Logistics (formerly Transera International Logistics) have been approved as PCN Member representing Canada. C.H. Robinson has a large network of offices handling general cargo. However, the Canada offices that have joined PCN are part of a smaller subsidiary focused on project cargo and heavy...
  • Port of New Orleans Operations Unaffected by Low Mississippi River Conditions in the Midwest
    NEW ORLEANS - Low water levels in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River are not affecting operations within the Port of New Orleans, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has maintained the Congressionally-authorized 45-foot deep channel on the Lower Mississippi River from Baton Rouge, La., to the mouth...
  • Kalmar RT Center Manufactures the 500th RT240 in Cibolo, TX
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas - Kalmar created the RT240 Rough Terrain Reach Stacker in 1999 to meet specific requirements for the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army decided to containerize their supplies and needed equipment that could work in areas where infrastructure had been destroyed or was non-existent. The answer to that...
  • Crowley Donation and Volunteer Efforts to Improve Arlington YMCA's Fort Caroline Field
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Children attending YMCA summer camps and playing on sports teams in the Arlington area will soon benefit from Fort Caroline field enhancements following a recent donation from Jacksonville-based Crowley Maritime Corp. A check will be presented by Crowley's David Holden, director, human resources, to the YMCA during...
  • Yusen Logistics (Taiwan) Ltd. Qualifies as an AEO
    TAIPEI, Taiwan - Yusen Logistics (Taiwan) Ltd. (President: Kiyoshi Sogawa; hereinafter "YL-TW") was certified by the Directorate-General of Customs, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of China as an Authorized Economic Operator under the AEO system as of November 30, 2012. The ceremony at which the certificate was issued was held...
  • Heritage Foundation Ranks Hong Kong Freest Global Economy
    The Heritage Foundation, a Washington, D.C.-based research and advocacy institute, today ranked Hong Kong as the freest economy in the world for the 19th consecutive year. According to the 2013 Index of Economic Freedom, which ranks 177 global economies, Hong Kong scores 89.3 (on a scale from 0 to 100), well...
  • Etihad Cargo to Launch Abu Dhabi-Guangzhou Service
    Etihad Cargo, the cargo division of Etihad Airways, will launch a new weekly freight operation from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Guangzhou, China, effective Jan. 17. The new cargo service will operate every Thursday using an Airbus A330-200F freighter, with a capacity of 68 metric tons. "China is a strategically important...
  • Teamsters, ABF Resume Talks After Contentious Start
    The Teamsters union and ABF Freight System are back at the bargaining table. Negotiations on a new multiyear contract resumed Jan. 8 and will continue through next week, the union said in a notice published on its Web site. Those talks got off to a contentious start Dec. 19 when the...
  • China's Exports Bounce Back, But Outlook Weak
    Chinese exports ended 2012 surprisingly strongly, but economists expect the rebound to be short-lived. Year-over-year growth of 14 percent in December took export expansion for the year to 7.9 percent - down on the government target of 10 percent, but much higher than many analysts expected after growth over the first...
  • Singapore's Container Traffic Rose 5.7 Percent in 2012
    The Port of Singapore reported its container throughput in 2012 was a record 31.6 million 20-foot-equivalent units, increasing 5.7 percent from 29.9 million TEUs in 2011. Total cargo tonnage handled in 2012 also reached a record high, rising 1.2 percent to 537.6 million metric tons from 531.2 million metric tons the year before. The...
  • ANA, JAL International Cargo Volumes Up in November
    Japan's All Nippon Airways Co. said that its international cargo volume grew for the 10th consecutive month in November on a year-on-year basis, surging 14.2 percent to 51,992 tons. ANA's domestic cargo volume also rose for the second month in a row in November on a year-on-year basis, increasing 5.8 percent...
  • Mumbai Port's Throughput Up 9 Percent
    Throughput at India's Port of Mumbai grew 9 percent in the first three quarters of fiscal 2012-13, the port authority said in a statement on Thursday. Total tonnage from April through December was estimated at 44 million tons, compared with 40.2 million tons a year earlier. Despite a turnaround in overall cargo...
  • Cathay's New Hong Kong Terminal to Open in February
    Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. Cathay Pacific Services, a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific Airways that operates the new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport, will open the new terminal on Feb. 21. To ensure a smooth transition, the company will move cargo operations to the...
  • China Logistics Group Optimistic for 2013
    Freight forwarder and logistics management company China Logistics Group sees positive indications for its logistics operations in China in 2013. Although there is still an overcapacity issue in the overseas shipping industry, the amount of container tonnage moving through major Chinese ports is rising and forecast to rise further in 2013,...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • 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 ...
  • UASC confirms 18,000 teu boxship interest
    United Arab Shipping Co has confirmed its interest in ships of up to 18,000 teu because of the huge cost advantages that vessels of that capacity can produce.The ...
  • Unifeeder integrates Feederlink into combined schedule
    Danish short-sea feeder company Unifeeder has announced a revised schedule for services ex/to UK ports following the acquisition of Dutch-based Feederlink at the ...
  • Local spat casts shadow over USEC labour talks
    With master labour contract negotiations set to resume next week between the International Longshoremen's Association [ILA] and the US east coast and Gulf Coast ...
  • JP Morgan launches USD3.1bn bid for Port of Virginia
    JP Morgan is putting together a USD3.1bn bid for the Port of Virginia in a move that could pitch the US investment bank into the premier league of terminal owners ...
  • Lines' profits could reach USD5bn in 2013
    Global container lines should end 2013 comfortably in profit after a collective return to the black last year, as long as they are able to keep ship supply under ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • Bunge's bulker buffet
    Bunge caught the dry-bulk market's attention Thursday after fixing a pair of panamax newbuildings under construction in China.
  • Debt market offers hope
    The debt markets are poised to become an increasingly important source of capital for shipowners in the year ahead, according to Watson, Farley & Williams (WFW).
  • Eager for expansion
    Asset prices across many of shipping's most notable segments have plummeted to historic lows but there are some areas of the industry where levels are expected to climb in the months to come.
  • DVB: we need partners
    The need for collaboration between shipping's leading lenders is great than ever, according to the chief executive of DVB Bank.
  • Boskalis gets thumbs up
    Shareholders have approved plans by Royal Boskalis Westminster to issue new shares to help pay for the takeover of Dockwise.
  • Amsterdam hits record
    The port of Amsterdam has posted its best-ever cargo-handling figure as volumes grew 3% in 2012.
  • Diana ties up newbuild
    Diana Shipping has chartered out a post-panamax newbuilding to Augustea Bunge Maritime.
  • Bond pot spills over
    Helge Mogster's Dof Subsea has completed a successful visit to the Oslo bond market collecting $50m more than it hope for.
  • NOCC pockets more
    Norwegian Car Carriers (NOCC) has entered into a time charter contract for a majority owned car carrier.
  • Cargoship stranded off Japan
    A Cambodian-flagged cargoship has anchored safely in Japanese waters after losing power.
  • Clipper sells again
    Denmark's Clipper group has offloaded another two tankers in a busy start to 2013.
  • Clarksons goes Dutch
    Clarksons has added another string to its sale and purchase bow with the opening of a new office in Amsterdam.
  • Rem scores charter
    Rem Offshore has entered into a long term contract for a subsea construction newbuilding.
  • Rongsheng wins tussle
    Rongsheng Heavy Industries has come up trumps in its legal tussle with a Chinese investor following its cancelled takeover of an engine marker.
  • Samsung raises its sights
    Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries is aiming for a big jump in new orders in 2013.
  • Age cap for ONGC
    India's ONGC has responded to criticism of its tendering policy by saying it will not charter offshore ships older than 27 years.
  • MISC expands oil storage
    A joint venture between MISC shipping company and oil trading giant Vitol are set to expand storage capacity at their Malaysian terminal.
  • Docker killed on MPP
    A Canadian stevedore has died after being crushed by a bale of pulp being loaded on to a Wagenborg ship.
  • Two banks show stakes
    Two more banks have been uncovered as major shareholders in reshaped Danish shipowner Torm.
  • TOO joins Oslo flock
    Teekay Offshore is the latest branch of the Canadian owner to go shopping in Oslo for bond cash.
  • Subsea 7's Mexican first
    Oslo-listed Subsea 7 has won a debut contract for its Mexican joint venture.
  • Ekol charters ro-ro trio
    Ekol Logistics of Turkey has chartered three Colbelfret ro-ro vessels for a new run to Italy.
  • CMES earnings slashed
    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has posted a big fall in 2012 profit despite a slight revenue rise.
  • Shipping to the rescue?
    A Greek think-tank has said domestic shipowners can help lead the country to economic recovery - as long as they're not taxed on overseas earnings.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • PierPass launches effort to cure gate mix ups
    Marine terminal operators at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach this year hope to develop some simple solutions to reduce delays at their gates caused by truckers due to miscommunication.
  • Analysis: BNSF to emerge as major project cargo player
    Albacor, which primarily deals with project cargo on the surface-transport side of the equation, will give BNSF an entre into Europe and Russia, while EP-Team will strengthen the company's express air freight activity.
  • Jaxport joins CRT to address truck emissions
    A group of shippers, known as the Coalition for Responsible Transportation, is partnering with the Port of Jacksonville in a voluntary initiative to reduce air pollution caused by shuttle trucks serving the Florida port and their warehouses.
  • Yusen granted China forwarding certification
  • Crime analytics firm, insurance broker take on cargo theft
  • Drewry forecasting higher freight rates
  • ILA-USMX contract talks continue next week, despite NY/NJ breakdown
    ILA spokesman Jim McNamara said a meeting next week on master contract issues for 14 container ports on the East Coast and Gulf Coast "is still on" and local negotiations are continuing in other ports.
  • Diesel to average $3.87 in 2013
    The average price of diesel will fall to $3.87 per gallon this year, a price drop of 10 cents compared to the average cost of diesel fuel in 2012, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
  • Liner reliability dips slightly in November
  • U.S. freight up in November
  • Executive moves
  • Hicks named CFO at Kewill

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 10, 2013
  • High powered dual-fuel engines pass load tests
    Dual-fuel engines capable of running on treated well gas or treated crude, as well as MDO, which means virtually no MDO will need to be shipped to vessel.
  • Dual-fuel cruise ferry to enter service
    Use of LNG will enable the ferry to sail without restrictions in ECAs.
  • Big rises seen across European ports
    Prices make double digit gains in north-west Europe.
  • Bunker prices climb in Fujairah
    But mixed outlook in South Africa.
  • Bank lending to shipping declines
    Lack of ship finance puts credit role of bunker companies in focus.
  • Figures confirm a fall in Singapore's annual bunker sales
    Fall comes despite new records in container throughput and vessel arrival tonnage.
  • Onshore fuel oil stocks falling
    Traders say decline reflects move away from shore-based storage.
  • Polish LNG terminal gets cash boost
    Swinoujscie projects secures investment from European Commission.
  • Port expansion could reduce shipping-related carbon emissions
    EBRD backing moves to turn Baltic port into major transshipment hub.
  • Singapore bunker supplier faces liquidation
    The firm owes TH KMG Singapore around $17.2 million.
  • Bunker prices move higher
    Higher prices in line with stronger oil values.
  • Chimbusco, Beijing Petroleum Exchange in strategic agreement
    Its oil depot will be used as the designated delivery depot for fuel oil contracts traded under the exchange.
  • What happened to the Buyer?
    I am amazed how much an Owner is spending on anything that can/will improve the performance of his vessel while forgetting the most important person.
  • Stevedoring firm sets up bunker unit in Singapore
    TNS Bunkers will focus on trading in bunker fuels and marine lubricants.
  • UASC in talks to build mega box ships
    Japanese shipping firm K-Line also seeking to build ultra-large vessels, reports say.
  • Brightoil takes delivery of fourth VLCC
    Brightoil Grace has been delivered.

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FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
US Secretary to the Navy enthusiastic about the acquisition of Philly Shipyard by Hanwha
US Secretary to the Navy enthusiastic about the acquisition of Philly Shipyard by Hanwha
Washington
He is the first Korean shipbuilder to land on American shores and-he specified-I am sure it will not be the last
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
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Arrival ports by:
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- country
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In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
They rise to 88 the companies associated with Assiterminal
Genoa
Membership of seven new companies
Brothers Cosulich acquired the genovese Slavetti Enzo
Genoa
It operates in the field of production and sales of hardware products for the shipbuilding and nautical industry
Likely sinking of the renaissance Tutor attacked by the Houthis
Portsmouth
Signaled the sighting at sea of debris and hydrocarbon chiaths
EU Council agrees to its position on new regulation on the European Maritime Safety Agency
Brussels
Also adopted the general approach on the regulation on the use of the capacity of the railway infrastructure
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