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February 11, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Matson 2012 profit up 34pc to US$46 million as revenues rise 6.2pc
  • Gansu province to build three inter-provincial expressways this year
  • Fujian's transshipments surge nearly 60pc last year to 16.8 million tonnes
  • Jilin to build route network linking North Korea, Russia and Mongolia
  • Qingdao's Haier chooses Savannah to distribute 4,500 TEU a year
  • Rotterdam's NileDutch upgrades links to Abidjan with CMA CGM-Delmas
  • American truckers challenge LA clean trucks programme in Supreme Court
  • Europort 2013 seeks papers for presentation at November Rotterdam meeting
  • Kalmar wins Maasvlakte order for auto stacking cranes from ECT
  • Court orders Air Canada to operate major maintenance shops in Canada
  • 'Managing risk routine in cars, planes - lithium batteries no different'
  • Visakhapatnam air cargo scheme stuck by bureaucratic inter-agency tiff
  • Airports Council International ranks Domodedovo dynamic growth as high

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • ACHAA organises fire safety programme as part of silver jubilee celebrations
  • G6 Alliance expands cooperation to transpacific trade
  • India is an important market for VOTG Tanktainer: Heike Clausen
  • Japan mulls changing law to deploy armed guards on ships
  • MOL, others join UNDP job creation programme to boost economy, combat piracy in Somalia
  • Oil tanker glut near 5-month high
  • Pak exports to India grow 66 pc in Apr.-Dec.
  • Andhra Pradesh delegation impressed by Gujarat's maritime success story
  • Govt allows coconut oil export through all Major Ports
  • Continental Warehousing Corporation celebrates seven successful years
  • Customs notifies Mangalore air cargo complex
  • Engineering exports to miss revised fiscal target
  • Forex reserves drop to $295.15 bn
  • INR ends week 32 paise lower against dollar
  • Companies combine to move heavy compressors from Holland to Saudi Arabia
  • Multitrade Spain & Intermax/China coordinate tram shipment
  • Shanghai training sees project forwarding through client s eyes

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • New Stuart Highway parking lot completed in Australia's Northern Territory
    Truck drivers who regularly use the Stuart Highway in Australia's Northern Territory now have another safer place to pull over and take a break or catch up on their sleep following...
  • Airbus celebrates two new big orders
    Air Lease Corporation (ALC), the Los Angeles CA (USA)-based aircraft leasing company has just signed a contract with Europe's aircraft manufacturer Airbus for 25 A350 XWB family ai...
  • Cargolux pioneers B747-8 services in South America and China
    Over the first February weekend, the Luxembourg-based airline Cargolux added four new destinations to its B747-8 freighter network and, in the process, flew the first-ever B747-8 s...
  • Railcargo Austria (RCA): Industriewaggon becomes Rail Cargo Wagon
    Railcargo Austria's existing subsidiary Industriewaggon GmbH and the RCA asset management sector are to be integrated into a single entity called Rail Cargo Wagon. Bundling railcar...
  • UIS study on long and/or heavy trains now completed
    Rail freight operators are constantly seeking to increase productivity and freight volumes, and to make gains in terms of their relative production costs in order to offer a qualit...
  • World busiest airport suffers cargo decrease
    Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta international airport (USA), which was once again the world's busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic and aircraft operations in 2012, recorded an ...
  • Quintiq hires Jeffrey Vail as chief marketing officer
    Quintiq, a Pennsylvania (USA)-based firm specialising in supply chain planning and optimization software, has appointed Jeffrey Vail as its chief marketing officer (CMO). Vail prev...
  • Mercedes delivers 148 Axor and Actros tractors
    The Turkish transport and logistics companies Coban Trans, Anibal Uluslararasi Nakliyat, Mertcan Turizm Nakliyat, Sigva Trans, Ekin Denizcilik Turizm, Öz Asya Uluslararas...
  • MSC buys shares in terminal in Long Beach
    The Geneva (Switzerland)-based Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the world's no 2 container carrier, has bought shares in Total Terminals International, the operator of pier T ...
  • MOL launches China-Middle East Express service
    The Japanese carrier MOL Liner Ltd (MOL) is starting a new weekly China - Middle East Express (CMX), departing Ningbo on 11 March 2013. MOL will offer an additional weekly service ...
  • DB Schenker Rail names new human resources manager
    DB Schenker Rail has chosen Dr Ursula Biernert as director of its human resources business field, effective 1 April. She will have a seat on the board of DB Schenker Rail AG, as we...
  • APL selects new executive for Europe business
    APL has selected Peter Jongepier as regional president of its business in Europe. Jongepier will be responsible for APL's commercial activities in Europe, including the former Sovi...
  • DB Schenker investing EUR 41 million in new logistics centre in Singapore
    DB Schenker Logistics is to construct a new integrated logistics centre in Singapore. The facility, which will be located in Tampines Logispark near Changi international airport, w...
  • Vanguard moves 130 t transformer 2,300 km into Africa
    An emergency replacement transformer was recently transported 2,300 km from Johannesburg (South Africa) to the Cahora Bassa power station (NW Mozambique) after one of its main tran...
  • Haier America awards US distribution agreement to Kenco
    USA-based distribution, transportation, and supply chain service provider Kenco has been awarded the USA distribution contract for Haier America, a division of the multinational Ha...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • West Coast ports could face new strike threat
  • Damen acquires Dutch ship repairer Shipdock
  • Offshore lease sale seen as barometer of industry interest
  • Sembcorp Marine unit wins North Sea topsides contract
  • Maersk tests ballast water treatment in a box
  • Damen Shiprepair Brest wins another LNG tanker contract

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • Matson releases numbers for fourth quarter/full year
  • APL promotes Peter Jongepier to regional president for Europe
  • Maersk Line executive announces plans to leave post
  • Mitsui joining program to create jobs in Somalia
  • US rail freight traffic count continues to show mixed results

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • Greece faces banking shake-up
    Mergers, acquisitions and nationalisation threat reshape financial institutions
  • Crédit Agricole hangs on to $1.4bn Emporiki shipping loans
    But has the French bank kept the best or the worst of the book?
  • 100 Series Rules for the Use of Force expected by summer
    Writers work to dispel industry 'myths and misconceptions'
  • RUF justice
    Can the 100 Series Rules can live up to their promise?
  • Calling Capt Wei
    Heeding calls for accountability could help Cosco on the path to recovery
  • Gross miscalculation
    A few thoughtful people have pointed to the 1969 Tonnage Measurement Convention as a contributor to death and destruction
  • Irish leasing regime offers alternative to tonnage tax
    Section 110 companies do not require a physical presence
  • Twitter SOS saves Cosco Wallem crew
    Seafarers stranded for 10 days outside Qingdao after bulker did not obtain port clearance
  • OOCL declares Asia-Europe rate hike
    Rise of $700 per teu scheduled for March 15
  • Shipping firms back UN drive to rebuild Somalia
    Industry giants invest in shore-based jobs and capacity to curb piracy at sea
  • Vos quits Maersk Line
    Chief commercial officer leaves Copenhagen for native Netherlands
  • Frontline expects loss from sale of vintage tonnage
    Fredriksen tanker firm takes short-term pain for long-term gain
  • MOL bets on Singapore for bulker business profits
    But losses from allocation risks could dent the firm's credit rating
  • GasLog orders two LNG carriers for 10-year BG charters
    Owner fixes the tonnage over an eight-year hybrid deal
  • Seafarer killed as security team shooting foils pirate attack
    Landmark incident after hijackers board tanker Pyxis Delta in Lagos anchorage
  • Great Eastern doubles its quarterly profits
    Currency gains and lower interest bill boost results
  • Guam boosts Matson results
    Jones Act carrier's core Hawaii trade takes a hit from construction slump
  • Capesizes crawl into Year of the Snake
    But order flurry in China and South Korea hints at positive post-2014 demand
  • Technomar books two post-panamaxes at Hanjin Subic Bay
    Move signals more Greek backing for boxships
  • Greek shipping still number one, says Veniamis
    Shipowners nod to industry's role as economic powerhouse and 'silent helper'

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • EC refuses to extend deadline on sulphur limit
    THE EC has told France it will not authorise any EU country to seek an extension of the 2015 deadline for introducing a 0.1% fuel sulphur limit
  • Yemen accuses Iran of weapons shipment
    YEMEN has reportedly accused Iran of smuggling weapons by ship in hope of aiding Yemeni insurgents
  • Pakistan investigating Karachi Port Trust
    PAKISTAN has begun an investigation into the government-owned Karachi Port Trust, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • DSME wins $1.6Bn deal for fixed platform
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering confirmed to Fairplay today it has clinched an order worth about $1.6Bn for a fixed offshore platform
  • 90% of KG fund raising is wiped out
    SHIPPING funding from German retail private investors continued to plummet last year, with volumes less than one-tenth of their levels in the market's heyday
  • Strife stymies Colombia's coal exports
    STRIKES and environmental issues have halted coal operations that account for two-thirds of Colombia's export capacity
  • Dong-A enters MR sector
    HYUNDAI Mipo Shipyard has been awarded a contract by compatriot vessel owners to build up to four MR tankers
  • DCI dredges up 71% drop in profits
    DREDGING Corp of India said today profits for its October-December quarter fell 71% from its July-September levels
  • MSC, Zim team up on North Europe/Med
    MSC AND Israel's Zim are adding fresh route capacity in the Eastern Med/North Europe trade
  • FESCO reefers surge
    REEFER volumes rose 32.5% in 2012 for FESCO
  • China steel profits melt by 98%
    CHINA'S 80 medium-to-large steel mills reported their profits crashed 98.2% year on year in 2012, Beijing said today
  • Cautious optimism for Hanjin Shipping
    HANJIN Shipping could return to profitability in 2013 if capacity discipline and rate rises continue, analysts predicted today
  • Hanjin HI confirms forklift death at Subic
    A SHIPYARD worker has been killed when struck by a forklift, Hanjin HI & Construction Philippines told Fairplay today
  • China foreign trades spike 26.7% in January
    CHINA'S foreign trades in January jumped 26.7% year on year, Beijing said today
  • Record container ship deliveries predicted for '13
    BOX SHIP deliveries are expected to top a record 1.8M teu this year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • Express Rail Intermodal Service From Port of Quincy Generates Smaller Carbon Footprint, McKinstry Finds
    SEATTLE - Seattle-based energy and facility services firm McKinstry has released a carbon analysis study that confirms that the unique (Cold Train) refrigerated express intermodal service to/from the Port of Quincy Intermodal Terminal produces a smaller carbon footprint than shipping by long-haul truck to/from Quincy, Wash. The report validates a...
  • Brunswick Rail Debut Eurobond Offering Recognised as a Euromoney 2012 Deal of the Year
    MOSCOW - Brunswick Rail, Russia's leading private freight railcar operating lessor, is pleased to announce that its debut Eurobond issue has been named a 2012 Deal of the Year for Central and Eastern Europe by Euromoney Magazine. The company priced its debut US$600 million 5-year Eurobond with an annual coupon rate...
  • Graybar Named One of America's Top Workplaces
    ST. LOUIS - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, today announced that it has been named one of America's Top Workplaces by WorkplaceDynamics. Graybar ranked No. 119 nationwide among 872 organizations of 1000 or more...
  • TITAN Salvage Appoints New Vice President of Business Strategy and Process
    POMPANO BEACH, Fla. - TITAN Salvage, Crowley Maritime Corporation's marine salvage and wreck removal company based out of Pompano Beach, Fla., has named Michael G. Johnson its new vice president of business strategy and process. Johnson will report to TITAN's Managing Director Rich Habib, and will be domiciled in the...
  • USDA's Agricultural Outlook Forum to Include Exporting Tactics
    The United States Department of Agriculture has announced that the theme of its Agricultural Outlook Forum on Feb. 21 and 22 will be managing risk in today's markets. The forum will feature several international trade sessions highlighting strategies, challenges and prospects for growth for U.S. agricultural exporters. Examples of sessions include "Prospects...
  • Shipping Industry Provides $1 Million for United Nations' Somalia Initiative
    "K" Line, Shell, BP, Maersk, Stena, NYK and MOL are jointly collaborating with the United Nations Development Programme to support capacity-building projects and job creation in Somalia. The industry partners will provide $1 million to the UNDP, which will oversee the distribution of the funds in 2013 and 2014. They also intend...
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Resume Benin Calls on Africa Service
    Hapag-Lloyd is revising its South/West Africa Service's port rotation to resume weekly calls to Cotonou, Benin, starting on westbound MED voyage 1302W, departing from Asia by March 9. The port rotation will be as follows: Shanghai; Ningbo, China; Xiamen, China; Shekou, China; Singapore; Port Klang, Malaysia; Durban, South Africa; Lome, Togo; Tema,...
  • Ports of LA, Long Beach Worry About Diversions
    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach were open for business Friday despite the rejection of a tentative contract agreement by office clerical workers. However, what the next step will be involving the Office Clerical Unit of International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 and waterfront employers is uncertain at...
  • 2013 to Be 'Bridge Year' for US Rail Industry
    Kansas City Southern Railway CEO David Starling sees 2013 as "bridge year" in that the railroad will haul more loads but the major surge will come in 2014. That's when Audi, Honda, Mazda and Nissan will open up plants in Mexico, bringing more business onto the carrier's cross-border network, he told...
  • At YRC, the Profit Is in the Details
    Close attention to detail such as shipment mix and safety costs helped deliver a $24.1 million annual operating profit for YRC Worldwide, the trucking operator's first full-year operating profit since 2006. The $4.9 billion less-than-truckload holding company still suffered a $136.5 million net loss for 2012, but that was much reduced...
  • Illinois Soybean Growers Talk Strategy With Asian Carriers
    Several Illinois Soybean Association directors and staff recently traveled to Asia to promote the state's transportation system and discuss ways to improve shipping the state's soybeans to customers worldwide. The group included Ron Kindred, ISA Marketing Committee chairman and soybean farmer from Atlanta, Ill.; Bill Wykes, ISA chairman and farmer from...
  • FTR Trucking Index Reflects Positive Environment
    FTR Associates' Trucking Conditions Index for December, published in its February 2013 Trucking Update, was a favorable reading of 8.38, although it declined from November's reading of 9.7. By mid-2013, the TCI is expected to rise significantly because of market tightness from expected regulatory changes and steady freight growth, the Nashville,...
  • 8.5 Percent Surge in February Imports Forecast
    Global Port Tracker projects an 8.5 percent surge in containerized imports this month over February 2012 despite uncertainties surrounding labor negotiations on both the East and West coasts and a decline in fourth quarter 2012 gross domestic product. The publication of the National Retail Federation and Ben Hackett Associates is also...
  • ATA Again Asks FMCSA to Revise Crash Accountability Criteria
    The American Trucking Associations has repeated its call for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to establish a process to remove crashes from motor carriers' records when it was evident that the carrier was not to blame. Currently, carriers' scores in FMCSA's safety monitoring system - Compliance, Safety, Accountability - are...
  • Ex-Im Bank Signs $500 Million Initiative With India Bank
    Fred P. Hochberg, chairman and president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, recently signed a $500 million memorandum of understanding with ICICI Bank, India's largest private sector bank, pledging cooperation on financing projects beneficial to both India and the U.S., while he was on a business development mission...
  • USDA Authorizes Certain Fruit Imports From the Philippines
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture has authorized imports of fresh litchi, longan and rambutan fruit, as well as bananas, from the Philippines into the U.S. Designated phytosanitary measures must be applied to the imported fruit to prevent the introduction or dissemination of plant pests or noxious weeds, USDA said. Bananas will also...
  • STB Proposes Changes to Railroad Costing System
    The U.S. Surface Transportation Board, part of the U.S. Department of Transportation, has recommended changes to its Uniform Railroad Costing System. The board is proposing to change the way URCS calculates certain system-average unit costs to better reflect railroad operations. The proposal will automatically reflect economies of scale relative to shipment-size...
  • SCFI Shows Decline in Rates Before Chinese Holiday
    Rates on east-west trade lanes drifted lower in the Friday release of the Shanghai Containerized Freight Index ahead of a one-week lapse of the index because of the Chinese New Year holiday. "The trend seen over the past of few weeks has continued with steady but fairly low declines across all...
  • WCA Family of Logistic Networks Hires Erman
    Reha Erman, WCA Family of Logistic Networks' new regional manager for the Americas. WCA Family of Logistic Networks has hired Reha Erman as regional manager for the Americas. Prior to joining the freight forwarding group, Erman was the director of sales for The International Air Cargo Association....

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • OOCL weighs in with a $700 Asia - Europe hike
    Hong Kong's OOCL is the latest ocean carrier to pitch for a mid-March general rate increase on the Asia - Europe westbound tradelane, asking for an extra $700 per ...
  • Maersk Line's Vos quits
    In a surprise to most in the container liner industry the charismatic chief commercial officer of Maersk Line has resigned his Copenhagen post and is to return ...
  • Kalmar inks order for 11 cranes at ECT
    Finnish cargo handling manufacturer, Kalmar, part of the Cargotec group, has signed a deal to supply 11 automatic stacking cranes to Hutchison Port Holdings' ECT ...
  • Bigger and better, greener and leaner
    The UK's Peel Ports has invested in a substantially larger shuttle vessel for its Manchester Ship Canal container service after a marked increase in demand ...
  • Matson thankful for Guam
    Honolulu-headquartered container line Matson reported net income of $15.6 million in the final three months of last year, compared to just $1.6 million in the fourth ...
  • End of the line for Daily Maersk?
    Drewry's latest quarterly report on ocean carrier reliability shows that there was a rise in its schedule integrity index in east-west trades in the final three ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • Stevedore seeks cover
    A Texas stevedore has sued steelmaker ArcelorMittal over damage to a bulker in Houston.
  • Capesize headed for Turkish fix
    A K-Line-controlled capesize bulker is poised to depart for a Turkish repairyard after touching bottom off Spain.
  • PB buys again
    Pacific Basin Shipping has taken its 2013 spending past $70m after picking up a resale once owned by Sanko, brokers say.
  • Greek cape for SwissMarine
    SwissMarine has taken an Angelicoussis capesize on a potential one-year contract, brokers say.
  • Two more years
    India Ratings has weighed in with more maritime pessimism by saying shipping is unlikely to recover before 2015.
  • Oldie joins wind rush
    Another ageing offshore support vessel has exited the North Sea market for a new career in the wind energy business.
  • Battle back to blank
    Dry-cargo newbuilding prices need to rise by up to 20% for yards to stop burning cash on the contracts, DNB Markets says.
  • Diana pens panamax deal
    Diana Shipping has locked a panamax bulker into a contract running for almost two years.
  • Mermaid extends barge
    Mermaid Maritime has secured a contract extension for an accommodation barge in Indonesia.
  • Three crew kidnapped
    Three seafarers have been taken hostage from a Carisbrooke Shipping cargoship off West Africa.
  • "Like watching Titanic"
    The former chief engineer of the Queen of the North has told a Canadian hearing that watching the vessel sink beneath the waves was like a scene from the film Titanic.
  • Seeking lots of pain
    We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
  • Ro-paxes for Hainan
    China's Hainan Strait Shipping has returned to Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) for two more ro-paxes.
  • Livanos adds six at SHI
    Peter Livanos' GasLog has returned to Samsung Heavy Industries with a newbuilding order potentially stretching to six vessels.
  • Kuribayashi back to black
    Kuribayashi Steamship has returned to the black in the nine-months to 31 December.
  • HSH wins auction cash
    Canadian mining company Cameco will not see a penny from the sale of a German cargoship involved in a costly uranium spill in 2011.
  • Deutsche cuts Hyundai
    A poor fourth quarter performance and questions about its ability to deliver on an ambitious order target have seen Deutsche Securities cut its rating on Hyundai Heavy Industries.
  • QGOG ices offering
    QGOG Constellation (QGOG) has been forced to put its planned Initial Public Offering (IPO) on ice because of market conditions.
  • RAL narrows it down
    German shipyards look likely to land a five-ship order from Greenland's Royal Arctic Line (RAL).
  • Germans blame 'Villy'
    TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
  • Hyundai Mipo falls to loss
    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard has followed its compatriot Hyundai Heavy Industries in reporting a fourth quarter loss.
  • Rand earnings halved
    Great Lakes bulker owner Rand Logistics has seen profit halved as operating costs increased in the first nine months.
  • Toei turns a profit
    Japan's Toei Reefer Line has pulled away from the previous year's losses in the first nine months.
  • Blida crew triumph
    The crew of an Algerian bulker held off Somalia for nearly a year are to keep some of the proceeds of the vessel's auction.
  • Dong-A inks duo
    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard of Korea has added another couple of products carriers to its orderbook.
  • Maersk backs BWTS
    AP Moller - Maersk looks to have given its backing to a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) devised by compatriot DESMI.
  • Matson profits jump
    Matson, the Honolulu-based liner company, has booked a near ten-fold increase in fourth quarter profits.
  • Seatankers fixes first
    Seatankers, John Fredriksen's private shipowning arm, has fixed the first of its PSV newbuildings ordered in China.
  • Gladstone back in action
    Gladstone Ports Corp says it's two coal exporting terminals are now both back in full operation in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Oswald.
  • Crowley's christening
    What does Nina Glende Johnsen have in common with a 43,800-dwt product carrier named Florida?

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • Vos leaving Maersk Line
    The chief commercial officer of Maersk Line, Lucas Vos, will leave the company at the end of April. He will also vacate his position as a member of Maersk's Liner Management Board on the same date.
  • AAR: Railroads to spend $24.5 billion in 2013
  • Maersk, CMA CGM speed giant Asia-NA pendulum
  • U.S. Customs cancels TSN conference
    No reason was given by the agency for cancelling the Feb. 26-28 meeting in Baltimore, and there was no mention of alternative dates in the future, but a spokeswoman said CBP had difficulty securing a venue.
  • West Coast longshore clerks reject 16 contracts
    The harbor employers said in a statement "the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach continue to operate normally." The rejection by union members, however, raises questions about the settlement that ended a strike that shut down the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach last fall.
  • Hamburg Süd raising West Coast-North Europe rates
  • ATA: Truck crash measurement unfair
    The American Trucking Associations is trying to get crashes that the truck driver didn't cause or couldn't have prevented erased from the FMCSA's Compliance, Safety and Accountability monitoring system.
  • TQL offers freight monitoring app
  • New maritime caucus formed on Capitol Hill
    The Congressional Maritime Caucus' statement of purpose, included in a registration letter to a House administrative committee, says the group will be a "devoted ally to all components of the maritime industry."
  • IATA calls for security harmonization
  • Matson benefits from increased Guam volumes
  • International Shipholding reports higher 4Q profit
  • Case of the black coral imports
  • YRC turns first profit in 6 years
  • Old Dominion operating profit rises 21% in 2012
  • Chapman Freeborn takes 747-400 from Atlas

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2013
  • Week ends with firmer prices
    Demand was average on the US Gulf, according to local players.
  • Weekly global bunker market update
    A weekly price round up of bunkering hubs from around the globe.
  • WFS to host earnings call with management team
    Call is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 17:00 (Eastern Time).
  • Maersk Line Chief Commercial Officer resigns
    Company confirmed that a successor has not been decided yet, but 'the process has been initiated'.
  • San Diego port commissioners to review shore power project
    Project would allow vessels to 'plug in' and use electrical power from San Diego Gas & Electric, rather than run off diesel engines while at berth.
  • Tight avails in Fujairah
    Suez prices continues to soften.
  • Prices ended week on firm note
    But 380 cSt prices don't move in Gibraltar.
  • Four ships detained for illegal fuel transfers
    One of the transfers involved marine fuel.
  • Orion hires trader
    Company controls fleet of nine bunker barges.
  • No extension for 2015 sulphur deadline
    But shipowners will still pursue their case.
  • Tanker operator sceptical about 'eco-ships'
    'We have seen nothing revolutionary so far,' says CEO of Marinvest.
  • Pirate attacks: 'Targeting MGO cargoes is lucrative business'
    'It's now very dangerous for slow vessels with low freeboards to pass through piracy areas.'
  • Markets firming in Asian hubs
    Supplies in Busan were tight.
  • More bunker suppliers making arrests
    Three arrests made in Singapore in seven days.
  • Argentinian bunker prices begin to slide
    Surplus bunkers and no demand cause prices to drop.
  • Police patrols hit by rising prices
    Indonesian marine police feeling impact of high bunker prices.
  • Maersk modifies 5 vessels
    Modification 'will reduce fuel costs by approximately 8%'.

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