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February 12, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Harbin's first bonded warehouses saves time and money on Russian timber
  • Yunnan to spend US$1.59 billion on China-ASEAN bonded logistics port
  • Speedy Guangxi highway builders to reach 6,000 kilometres in 5 years
  • Tibet spent US$11.14 million on checkpoint infrastructure in 2012
  • China UnionPay cooperates with express industry to streamline payments
  • Maersk pushes EU reefer legislation and its foam insulator product
  • CMA Ships joins online platform TradeNet to assist in crew management
  • CN to spend US$1.9 billion in capital improvement to upgrade network
  • UK freight forwarder Davies Turner invests in greener logistics to Turkey
  • Cathay Pacific adds fifth daily flight to London Heathrow on June 27
  • Frankfurt Hahn's long-time chief quits debt-laden airport as cargo falls
  • United Airlines wins award for being open to employing homosexuals

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • AADA hikes China-Australia rate from March 15
  • AMTOI hosts interactive session with local trade in coordination with Port of Antwerp
  • Contract negotiations increasingly using container price indices
  • Govt should fund IWT, suggests Parliamentary Committee
  • ISAA holds first-ever regional meeting in India
  • MOL announces launch of new China-Middle East Express (CMX) service
  • OOCL increases per reefer box rate on Far East-MidEast lane from March 15
  • P&I Club correspondents under pressure to take out indemnity insurance
  • ShipServ signs CMA Ships
  • UK forwarders welcome news of tentative US port labour agreement
  • WCA expands management team
  • Port of Antwerp holds annual reception, reaffirms commitment to India
  • Throughput at Major Ports drops by 3 pc in April-Dec.
  • Quick Take

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • After good 2012, Finnair cargo volumes decrease in January
    The Scandinavian airline Finnair was able to turn the whole year 2012 into a profitable one for the group for the first time since 2007. The carrier's operational result was EUR 44...
  • HHLA fulfils expectations
    The German service provider Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) generated provisional corporate revenues of around EUR 1.125 billion in business year 2012, compared to EUR 1.217...
  • New operator for Telford international railfreight park
    DB Schenker Rail has officially become the new operator of Telford international railfreight park and has integrated the terminal into its existing terminal network throughout the ...
  • US ban on Afghan carrier lifted
    The Afghan carrier Kam Air has commended the US Central Command for its decision to suspend its recent contracting ban on the airline (cf. ITJ Daily of 31 January 2013) after its t...
  • Ewals Cargo Care participating in Green Freight Europe programme
    The Dutch service provider Ewals Cargo Care has joined Green Freight Europe, a voluntary scheme to improve the environmental performance of road freight transport in Europe. Over a...
  • Securing air cargo supply chain
    Speaking at the Secure Freight Forum held at the offices of the International Air Transport Association (Iata) in Geneva (Switzerland), the trade body's director general and CEO, T...
  • UPS to rollout electric vehicle fleet in California
    The US integrator UPS is set to deploy 100 fully electric commercial vehicles for parcel delivery in California. These electric trucks will reduce the consumption of conventional m...
  • USA: hundreds of transport infrastructure projects now underway
    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has announced that the USA's major freight railroads plan to invest an estimated USD 24.5 billion in 2013. The money will be used to bui...
  • Commercial vehicle registrations increased in UK
    Commercial vehicle registrations in the UK rose by 5.6% to 18,931 units in January 2013, according to the latest data of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Van registr...
  • CCO of Maersk resigns
    Lucas Vos, the chief commercial officer of the Danish carrier Maersk Line, is to leave the group by 1 May 2013. Vos, who has been a member of the company's management board since 2...
  • Fresh blood for EMS Chartering
    EMS Chartering GmbH & Co. KG has taken on another six shipping agents. They include Latvian national Anna Bockareva, Patrick Brunjes, Andrea Ahrenholz and Liguo Wanga (from Chi...
  • Nippon Express takes over Franco Vago in Italy
    Nippon Express (Europe) GmbH signed a purchase agreement for all shares in the Italian forwarding and logistics firm Franco Vago SpA at the end of January. Florence-based Franco Va...
  • SDV adding Colombia to global network
    The French logistics service provider SDV is creating a subsidiary company in Colombia, thereby extending its current network in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay to ano...
  • Conqueror the latest member of Elite Association of Logistic Networks
    Conqueror Freight Network has joined the Elite Association of Logistic Networks (Elite) after passing the qualifying criteria for membership. Conqueror becomes the tenth network to...
  • WCA expands management team
    On 1 February, airfreight industry specialist Reha Erman joined the WCA Family as regional manager for the Americas, after spending the previous seven years as director of sales fo...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Harvey Gulf gets $100 million charter for newbuild
  • Carnival Triumph gets some shipboard power back
  • Yale docs report first results from seafarer health study
  • Technip names newbuild medium construction vessel
  • OceanSaver offers BWT "future-proofing" deal
  • BIW awarded $6.8 million LCS-2 contract
  • Engine room fire disables Carnival Triumph

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Port of Seattle announces finalists for commission post
  • Commerce Department finds US exports reach all-time high
  • Maritime Administration starts Port of Guam improvements
  • Work begins in Budd Inlet to remove toxic derelict pilings
  • Squalicum Harbor Boat Launch closed for pile driving/float work

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Beyond the blame game
    The industry must look more deeply into casualties and stop criminalising seafarers
  • Rules for Use of Force article has error
    Sceg is not included in drafting team for ongoing development
  • Tomasos secures Chinese funding for tankers
    China Development Bank in bilateral finance for Guangzhou newbuild brace
  • Rightship EVDI backer welcomes IACS move on efficiency index
    Shipping can learn from energy efficiency financing models, says Carbon War Room
  • PSV to be given futuristic Rolls-Royce bridge system
    Platform supply vessel employs an innovative Rolls-Royce bridge design
  • Dim sum bonds set to attract maritime issuers again this year
    Following a lacklustre period of almost no interest, companies are eyeing the offshore yuan market again
  • LDA buys four handies for Roullier joint venture
    Vessels due for delivery this year and next
  • Greeks buy small tanker pair for $8m
    Price for combined chemical and oil vessels in line with market levels
  • Carisbrooke confirms hijacking
    Three crew kidnapped off Cameroon
  • Hijacking reignites debate over ransoms
    P&I clubs consider their involvement in paying pirates
  • Replacement found for damaged Emma Maersk
    Maersk Line shuffles ships around after engineroom flood
  • VLGC rate stagnation ends as charterers enter market
    Ships booked to take cargoes to Asia, where LPG prices have risen
  • P&O Ferries protests over Eurotunnel bid to run Calais and Boulogne
    Channel Tunnel operator's move could lead to 'substantial lessening of competition' in shortsea services between the UK and France
  • Impairment widens Nordic American loss
    Suezmax spot market specialist insists it is on solid footing as reported TCE rate posts decline
  • Maersk Line holds on to top performance spot in 2012
    SeaIntel's container carriers' schedule reliability report sees MSC as most improved line
  • Scrapping activity slows to a crawl
    Meanwhile prices in the Far East close in on the Indian subcontinent market
  • Five crew dead in lifeboat drill accident in Canary Islands - Updated
    Lifeboat falls 51 feet into sea after cable snaps during Thomson Majesty call in Santa Cruz de la Palma
  • Mercator Lines sells VLOC at $23m loss to pay debts
    Singapore dry bulk owner needs to pay compensation to other owners
  • The industry's lifeblood
    Pious talk from shipowners about the attractions of a career at sea means little unless the industry lives up to its obligations to seafarers
  • Can industry learn from lifeboat loss?
    A range of possible failures raises the issue of a more holistic approach to lifeboat safety
  • Antwerp seals pact with Rosmorport
    Five-year collaboration is part of strategic development plan for Russian ports
  • Taking it onshore
    Support by several shipping giants for a drive to create jobs for younger people in Somalia is a laudable first step

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Grimaldi sees ro-ro edge over shortsea boxes
    ITALY'S Grimaldi is aiming to capture significant volumes of reefer perishables from box lines on intra-Med routes
  • US investigating coal export royalties
    ROYALTIES for exports are being audited over allegations that traders are bilking US taxpayers out of money paid in connection with coal mined on federal land
  • Many lifeboat risk factors highlighted
    A RANGE of factors could have caused failure of Thomson Majesty's lifeboat winch cable, a technical authority told Fairplay today
  • US docker deal buoys box forecast for 2013
    US BOX importers have raised their volume growth prediction because of the tentative labour accord reached earlier this month
  • Fire cripples cruise ship
    CARNIVAL Triumph remained adrift and waiting for a tow off Mexico today after an engine room fire knocked out its propulsion system
  • Seadrill-SapuraKencana rig deal completed
    SEADRILL has completed the merger of its rig tendering unit into SapuraKencana Petroleum, the Malaysian offshore services group
  • Bremerhaven sees recovery from reefer slip
    LIFTINGS of conventional fruit from Central America into Germany are expected to recover this year, as US multinational Chiquita juggles its delivery policies
  • Sugar refinery to be built at Hambantota
    INDIA'S Shree Renuka Sugars signed a deal today to build a $220M sugar refinery Hambantota's port in southern Sri Lanka
  • East/west box rates again drift lower
    BOX RATES on east/west trades are drifting lower for the second successive week
  • Damen takes Shipdock helm
    DUTCH shipbuilder and repairer Damen Shipyards has taken control of fellow Dutch ship repair group Shipdock
  • Loan to aid PNG's maps
    ASIAN Development Bank said it has agreed to lend Papua New Guinea's government $41.5M to pay for its a maritime safety scheme

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Cochin Trucker Strike Enters Second Week
    A strike by truck drivers at India's Port of Cochin has entered its second week, preventing the movement of containers in and out of Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal, operated by DP World. Unionized drivers walked off the job on Feb. 4, calling for wage increases and additional benefits. "Despite intense conciliatory...
  • Indian Railways' Revenue Rises 20 Percent
    Indian Railways reported its revenue from April 2012 to January 2013 was Rs. 101,223.95 crore (about US$18.8 billion), increasing 20 percent from $15.6 billion during the corresponding period from 2011 to 2012. Total goods earnings rose 25 percent year-over-year to $13.0 billion for April 2012 to January 2013, from $10.4 billion...
  • States Committed Nearly $120 Billion for Transportation in 2012
    State departments of transportation and local governments committed more than $117 billion in funding for highway, bridge, transit, port and other transportation-related construction projects in 2012, according to new analysis of the most recent U.S. Census Bureau data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. ARTBA's monthly report, "Value of...
  • US Challenges India's Domestic-Content Requirements for Solar Program
    The U.S. has requested World Trade Organization dispute settlement consultations with India's government regarding domestic-content requirements in India's national solar program, according to Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative. India's program allegedly discriminates against U.S. solar equipment by requiring solar energy producers to use Indian-manufactured solar cells and modules and by offering...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: World Customs Organization
    Governments around the world are taking action to improve the external environment of their trading community by, for example, improving existing infrastructure, creating a better general business environment and enhancing the efficiency and effectiveness of their national economic, institutional, regulatory and competition policies. High-performing customs services, well equipped to meet the...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Waterways Council
    The inland waterways industry looks ahead to 2013 with optimism. The inland system's locks and dams are aging rapidly, and this critically important infrastructure requires capitalization. Momentum for positive change is moving forward in Congress. We await action on a Water Resources Development Act in the Senate that could offer a...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: U.S. Coast Guard
    For more than 222 years, we have been America's lifesavers. We protect people on the sea, protect against threats delivered by sea, and protect the sea itself. We're proud of our unique service and the thousands of lives we save. But we are more than a response organization. We also save...
  • U.S. Lines to Hike Rates on Westbound Trade From Canada
    U.S. Lines will hike rates on its Columbus service loading in Vancouver, British Columbia, to all destinations, effective March 1. The increase will be $160 per 20-foot container and $200 per 40-foot and 40-foot high-cube container. The rate hike will apply to dry containers only. It will not be applicable for refrigerated,...
  • Zim Restructures Asia-Med-Europe Services
    Zim Integrated Shipping Services will restructure its network this month to enhance the carrier's Asia to east Mediterranean and Black Sea service. The Asia Med Europe Service route will be as follows: Xiamen, China; Shanghai; Shenzhen, China; Port Kelang, Malaysia; Nhava Sheva, India; Mundra, India; Alexandria, Egypt; Ashdod, Israel; Haifa, Israel;...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Transplace
    We must fight the regulatory war on business. Now that the election is behind us, we know there will be no voluntary slowdown in the regulatory war on business. The supply chain industries are no exception, and we need to pursue multiple strategies to prevent unwarranted economic damage to our...
  • US Cargo Thefts Near Record Set in 2011
    A new report from logistics security services provider FreightWatch International shows the total number of cargo thefts in the United States last year was close to the record set in 2011 - and the number of stolen meat shipments continued to climb. Shippers beware: FreightWatch predicts meat, poultry and seafood will be popular...
  • US Trade Deficit Dropped to $540.4 Billion in 2012
    The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, reported that for the full year of 2012, exports of $2.2 trillion and imports of $2.7 trillion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $540.4 billion, which is $19.5 billion less than the...
  • Seattle Port Commission Names Finalists for Open Spot
    The Port of Seattle commission has announced the finalists for the commission vacancy. The six candidates are expected to attend two moderated forums on Feb. 26 and Feb. 27, with a final selection expected by early March. The finalists include Stephanie Brown, executive director of Washington ABC; Courtney Gregoire, attorney for the...
  • EU, US Fully Implement Mutual Recognition of C-TPAT, AEO
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the European Union recently implemented a mutual recognition decision between Customs' Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism program and the EU's Authorized Economic Operator program, which provides reciprocal benefits to C-TPAT members when exporting to EU member states. These benefits, which include lower risk score and fewer...
  • USDA Seeks Comment on Dairy Import Licensing
    he U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service is seeking comments on the Dairy Tariff-Rate Import Quota Licensing Program. Import licensing is one of the tools the USDA uses to administer the tariff rate quota system for U.S. imports of dairy products. For dairy products subject to tariff rate quotas, an...
  • 2012 Container Volume Slipped 1.7 Percent at Hamburg
    Hamburg's container traffic slipped 1.7 percent in 2012 from 2011 on sharply lower Asian imports, but Germany's largest port expects cargo to grow again this year on rising European demand and stronger trade flows in its key overseas markets. At 8.9 million 20-foot-equivalent units, Hamburg's throughput was sufficient for the port...
  • US Customs' Aguilar to Retire in Late March
    Customs and Border Protection head David Aguilar will step down at the end of March, ending a 31-year career in which he served as deputy commissioner and then acting commissioner of the agency. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano didn't name his successor in her announcement of Aguilar's retirement. The...
  • UPS Expands LCL Service Worldwide
    UPS expanded its direct less-than-containerload offering to more than 300 additional ocean lanes in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and South America in 2012. The company added 139 Asia outbound lanes; 91 Europe, Middle East and Africa outbound lanes; 42 intra-Asia lanes; 36 intra-EMEA lanes; 33 North American outbound lanes;...
  • Barkerding Appointed to Port of New Orleans' Board
    Louisiana's Gov. Bobby Jindal has appointed Robert "Rusty" Barkerding Jr. as the newest member of the Port of New Orleans' board of commissioners. Barkerding will serve a five-year term, succeeding Valerie S. Cahill. Bakerding joins the board with 47 years of experience in the maritime industry. He is president and CEO of...
  • Milwaukee's Total Cargo Declines, But Overseas Tonnage Grows
    The Port of Milwaukee reported a decline in total cargo tonnage in 2012 because of winter weather that led to smaller volumes of salt and coal arriving at the port. However, the port saw an increase of 34.5 percent in the amount of cargo traveling to and from foreign ports in...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • 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 ...
  • China Cosco responds to shareholder rebellion against Wei
    China Cosco Holdings has said any measures conducive to the company's operation can be exercised after thorough consideration, after some minority shareholders ...
  • Bunker prices creep up again
    More bad news for ocean carriers: bunker prices are heading north again. Indeed, Rotterdam-sourced IFO 380 was up $4.50 per tonne in today's trading taking the ...
  • Maersk hold on to top performance spot in 2012
    According to SeaIntel's container carriers' schedule reliability report covering the whole of 2012, Maersk Line was the top performer, but Mediterranean Shipping ...
  • FESCO containers up 14.1%
    Russia's Far Eastern Shipping Company [FESCO] saw its sea container transportation grow by a year-on-year 14.1% in 2012 to 342,700 teu while its intermodal freight ...
  • China pips the US in trade
    As the Year of the Snake arrives in China, new data suggests that the nation has overtaken the US as the world's top trader.Official figures from the two countries ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Crude charters trickle in
    The Lunar New Year holiday in the Far East has taken a toll on the spot market but the celebration hasn't derailed at least one leading charterer's appetite for tonnage.
  • Otto issues warning
    Otto Marine has warned investors that it expects to turn in a full-year loss following a series of familiar setbacks.
  • Rumours resurface
    Navigazione Montanari of Italy is back in the spotlight this week amid reports that it is moving forward with the sale of two aframax tankers.
  • ISC readies fundraiser
    International Shipholding Corp of the US is getting ready to reactive idle tonnage with funds from a share sale.
  • Target strikes again
    Target Marine looks to have found period work for a second bulker in under a week.
  • NPCC ties up funding
    National Petroleum Construction Company (NPCC) of Abu Dhabi has tied up a $100m financing package to fund a multi-purpose jack-up vessel.
  • WIS worsens
    Shiprepairer Western India Shipyard (WIS) has fallen to a loss in the first nine months of its financial year.
  • DNB lifts Wilhelmsen
    DNB Markets has upgraded Wilh Wilhelmsen ASA after revising its view of the car carrier market.
  • Chang Myung sells again
    Korea's Chang Myung is thought to have sold its last 1980s-built bulker.
  • Shooting for stock
    John Fredriksen has tightened his grip on Archer Energy following the offshore company's $250m private placement.
  • Turkish delight for Polarcus
    Seismic shipowner Polarcus has completed the sale of one of its advanced vessels to state-owned Turkish Petroleum Corp (TPAO).
  • India's coastal boost
    India is to back its coastal shipping industry with a new cargo subsidy, plus discounted port fees and loans.
  • Lawless broke the law
    Actress Lucy Lawless has been fined in New Zealand for boarding a drillship in an environmental protest.
  • NAT red again
    Nordic American Tankers slipped to a deeper than expected reversal in the final three months of 2012.
  • Snake could prove tricky
    China traditionally sees the year of the snake as a good omen but those in shipping may not be so keen to cheer its arrival.
  • Atlantic takes Blue sistership
    Atlantic Offshore has penned another management agreement with Ulstein's shipowning vehicle, Blue Ship Invest.
  • GNV fills the gap
    French operator SNCM has chartered an Italian ro-pax to fill the gap left by its holed Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • VLs lowest this century
    Falling Asian demand and an abundance of vessels have taken VLCC rates down to the lowest level this century, analysts say.
  • Crank killed seafarer
    A Romanian crewman was killed on a Maersk boxship by a metal handle that came loose during a bunkering operation in the UAE.
  • MISC bid "too cheap"
    Petronas' takeover of MISC has hit resistance from two minority shareholders.
  • Five hurt in clash
    Five people have been injured in a collision between a ferry and a cargoship off Istanbul.
  • Kyoei back in profit
    Japan's Kyoei Tanker has revealed a positive result in its first nine months, but the fourth quarter is looking negative.
  • Harkand thinks big
    A new company backed by private equity heavyweight Oaktree Capital Management is aiming to make a splash in the burgeoning subsea services sector.
  • Greek buys again
    AM Nomikos is being linked with its second panamax bulker buy in as many weeks.
  • GasLog gets mixed review
    GasLog's double newbuilding swoop at Samsung Heavy Industries against long-term contracts with BG has received a mixed reaction in the market.
  • Third bulker for Kuok
    Robert Kuok-controlled Pacific Carrier Lines (PCL) has bought another K Line supramax, according to brokers.
  • Uljanik's binding bid
    Croatia's Uljanik Shipyard has made a final offer to take over the loss-making 3 Maj yard.
  • Fancy a free ferry?
    An Alaskan borough wants to give away its unused ice-breaking ferry Susitna for nothing.
  • Fire disables Triumph
    Carnival Cruise Lines says an engine room fire has disabled one of its cruise ships about 150 miles off Mexico.
  • Damen buys Shipdock
    Damen Shipyards Group has continued its yard acquisition spree, this time hoovering up compatriot facility Shipdock.
  • Vos to exit Maersk
    Lucas Vos, a key figure in Maersk Line's extensive budget cut plans last year, is to leave the Danish liner giant.
  • Lifeboat fall claims five
    Five seafarers have been killed and another three injured after a lifeboat drill on the cruise ship Thomson Majesty ended in tragedy.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • Cargo carriers prepare for Valentine's Day
  • Illinois men charged in UPS fraud case
  • Panama Canal tries 'just-in-time' transits
    The service allows booked vessels to arrive much closer to their scheduled transit times, instead of arriving earlier and having to remain for several hours at anchor before actually beginning their transits.
  • Commentary: Lines struggle to cut capacity in Asia-Europe
  • ILA to meet in March to consider tentative master contract
    The union said its Wage Scale Committee, a group of about 200 delegates, will meet in Tampa, Fla., on March 12-14. The committee is the group that decides whether or not to recommend to union members to approve the union's master contract with employers.
  • US Airways-American merger coming soon
    The ownership of the combined company, which would generate $38 billion in revenues, is to include a 72 percent stake for creditors of American's parent company. US Airways shareholders would take the remaining 28 percent.
  • Aguilar to retire as interim CBP chief
    David V. Aguilar is taking retirement and will step down as the head of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Department of Homeland Security announced late Friday. His retirement takes effect at the end of March.
  • IAG pledges to minimize strike disruptions
  • NIT League continues push for rail reform
    The U.S. shippers' group said its proposal, submitted in 2011 to increase rail competition, "represents one of the best efforts to achieve rail regulatory reform since the passage of the Staggers Act over 30 years ago."
  • FMC to consider NVO NRAs at meeting
  • FedEx to test hydrogen tractors at airports
  • UPS increases LCL offerings
  • Study finds shippers happy with their TMS
  • U.S. 2012 exports hit record $2.2 trillion
  • Executive moves

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2013
  • New arrangement for Cockett in ARA region
    Former management of ABC forms new service company providing barge management for the group.
  • MGO prices stay flat in Fujairah while tight avails continue
    Markets were firming in South African ports.
  • Sovcomflot predicts increasing use of LNG as ships' fuel
    Sovcomflot executive highlights LNG's advantages as bunker fuel.
  • Weak demand in Hamburg
    But Rotterdam market firms.
  • Shell looking at mini-LNG plants for Russia
    System used to fuel mines and ships in North America.
  • OW Bunker welcomes new trading manager in UK office
    John Tsogas left Aegean Marine Petroleum late last year.
  • Oil storage at Fujairah to rise this year
    But pace of construction slowing, say market sources.
  • Polish LNG terminal bunker option 'attracting interest'
    LNG bunkering still under consideration at terminal due to open next year.
  • LNG takes priority in initial IGF Code
    Developing IMO regulation to include all alternative low-flashpoint fuels could hold up adoption of LNG fuel solutions.
  • Strike looms over US West Coast ports
    The ILA clerks union didn't ratify its contract with its employers.
  • LNG as bunker fuel reaching 'bottleneck breakthrough'
    Sources say there is growing interest but more needs to be done to improve LNG's takeup rate as bunker fuel.
  • UK Chamber of Shipping supports ECA route exemptions
    The organisation says implementing route and time specific exemptions would help protect the shipping industry.
  • Winter storm to delay bunker deliveries at US ports
    A 'weather-permitting' clause was added to bunker fuel oil suppliers' deals.

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No from the Government of London to a state guarantee on new loans requested by Harland & Wolff
London
"The market is in the best position to resolve the business issues faced by the company," he said.
In the port of Naples, the work of strengthening the dam foranea Duke d' Aosta is initiated.
Danish Norden buys Norwegian Norlat Shipping
Hellerup
Is specialized in the maritime transport of forest products
Meyer Werft confirms the possibility of implementing the restructuring of the navalmechanical group
Meyer Werft confirms the possibility of implementing the restructuring of the navalmechanical group
Papenburg
Announced the definition of a draft of a plan that is expected to be completed in 2028
IBIA, the current carbon intensity indicator of the IMO penalises the bunkerage business
London
Submitted a proposal to change the CII ahead of the next session of the MEPC
COSCO Shipping Ports, in June new historical record of monthly container traffic
Hong Kong
In the April-June period of this year, a new quarterly record was also recorded
Slight quarterly and semester growth of container traffic in the port of Algeciras
Algeciras
New locomotives for transalpine transport of SBB Cargo International
Munich of Bavaria
Order to Siemens Mobility
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
Barcelona
Also recorded new maximum spikes of quarterly and semi-annual containerized volumes
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
Anverse
The containers were equal to almost 3.4 million teu (+ 2%)
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Rotterdam
In the second half of the year, volumes are expected to rise in other market segments.
CMA CGM accords with Google to apply artificial intelligence to group operations
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Los Angeles grew by 14.4%
Los Angeles
ABB's earnings growth while falling orders
Zurich
Increase in commits in the maritime, port and chemical sectors
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Rome
The trade unions are abandoning the confrontational drift on the Ccnl.
Marsa Maroc will operate two terminals in the Beninese port of Cotonou
Casablanca
The business will be held together with the new public-private company Bénin Manutentions
Clerc (Maersk) : The next few months will also be characterized by a containerized hold deficiency in the face of high demand
Copenhagen
Agreement in Bahrain to set up a shipyard recycling yard
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
The Cairo
The crossings of tankers have decreased by -41.5% and those of ships of other type by -59.4%
Cognolate is the new president of Assiterminal
Rome
Ferrari confirmed director of the association of port terminalists
The shareholders ' assembly of Assiterminal, who unanimously elected Tomaso Cognolate president of the association of terminalists ...
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
CIMAC has been accredited with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization
Frankfurt am Main
General cargo ship stopped and sanctioned by the Coast Guard of Genoa
Genoa
Found serious breaches of European ship recycling law
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
Marseille
Training of the personnel of the shipowner group to quantum computation
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
New service of Bertani Transport for car rail transport between Chignolo Po and Cassino
Milan
Made a trip per week with the aim of doubling the frequency
Trafigura becomes sole proprietor of the High Heat Tankers
Singapore
Acquired 50% of the capital in hand at Gearbulk
6.5% of the fleet in navigation is able to use alternative fuels or propulsions
Naples
Positive the second quarter of Wärstilä
Helsinki / Trieste / Rome
Accentuated growth in the maritime segment
Launched a ro-pax of Bluferries
Athens
From the beginning of next year, he will connect Villa San Giovanni with Messina
Fincantieri-Hera agreement for the optimisation of the waste cycle
Bologna / Rome
A newco will be established. The activity will be launched at the shipyard in Monfalcone
Japan's ENEOS cedes fleet of tankers and bulk carriers to a participating newco at 80% percent from NYK
Tokyo
The sale does not include ships for the transportation of crude oil
EU funds for 765 million euros at new railway line-Lyon
Brussels
Also funded access to the Brenner Base Tunnel
Medtruck (MSC group), agreement with trade unions on salary and rights
Rome
In the next 15 days workers will be called upon to speak out on the deal.
Inaugurated the new intermodal rail link between the Central Tuscany Interport and the Darsena Toscana Terminal
Lawn
On arrival in the port of La Spezia the naval means for the construction of the new pier cruises
The Spezia
They will be used for the consolidation of the seabed and prefabrication and laying of the casks
Rhenus has inaugurated two plants near Bologna and Milan.
Lauzac
New branches in Castel San Pietro and Casei Gerola
In June the Port of Long Beach sets a new container traffic record for this month
Long Beach
The EIB finances 90 million of the project of the Darsena Europa of the port of Livorno
Luxembourg
Warriors : full political and financial support for its realization
Agreement between the AdSP of the Central Adriatic and the State Police for the prevention and contrast of cyber crimes
Ancona
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Tomaso Cognolato
Roma, 17 luglio 2024
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
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