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January 15, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Liners volunteered to use costly eco-fuel, now want it enforced on all
  • Ship schedule reliability dips, but on-time box delivery improves 2pc
  • Egypt's Suez Canal December revenue falls 4.5pc to $424.6 million
  • Zepol: US container imports increase 1.2pc in 2012 over 2011 volume
  • Asia-N Europe demand in decline, but jobless Asia-Med in free fall
  • Rickmers-Linie expands global presence with new office in Singapore
  • PIL ships to get Cargotec cranes from Dalian Shipbuilding Industry
  • Gdynia's Baltic Container Terminal up 13pc to 408,772 TEU in 2012
  • SDV acquires majority stake in Swiss logistics firm Safcomar
  • Logistics response to China overtaking US car production becomes vital
  • GAC Maritime Security to market propeller snare to stop pirate skiffs
  • Perishable air cargo piles up in Chennai ground handlers strike
  • UAL suffers shrinking cargo, passenger volumes in December 2012
  • DHL transports outfits to Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza 2013

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Indus expands its footprint in South India
  • Joint China-Japan shipping service from Coscon & Sinotrans
  • Maersk Line s North Asia CEO exudes optimism for 2013
  • MANSA delegation calls on MbPT Chairman
  • Need for more mainland-Taiwan services stressed
  • Rates looking good at the start of 2013
  • Senior STX Panocean Vice-President appointed to Board of Container Owners Association
  • SPNM growing from strength to strength, says Chairman
  • Timely container delivery improves in Nov.: SeaIntel Maritime Analysis
  • Oil imports from Iran hit by geo-politics
  • Guidelines for processing the security clearance of bidders in respect of port projects including dredging projects
  • Shanghai port handles 32.5 m TEUs in 2012
  • NHAI moves SC on MoEF guidelines, forest approval
  • Gujarat now becoming the global gateway to India: Narendra Modi
  • 2012-end sees global manufacturing index in positive territory

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Alitalia extends new Fortaleza operation
    The Italian flag carrier Alitalia is launching a twice weekly Rome - Fortaleza (Brazil) service today (14 January) with B777-200ER equipment. Initially planned to end with the summ...
  • Boeing rolls out first B777 at increased production rate
    Boeing has rolled out the first B777 to be built at the increased production rate of 8.3 per month, or 100 airplanes per year. The airplane is a B777 freighter that will be deliver...
  • Two awards from China for Haropa ro-ro terminal
    For the first time, the China Automotive Logistics Association (Cala), the representative of all the Chinese logistics companies in that sector, has given two awards to the port of...
  • Mouse click for replacement trailer parts
    The Dutch company Broshuis BV, one of the biggest manufacturers of trailers for special, heavylift and container transport services, has just launched an electronic platform called...
  • P&O Ferrymasters extends Kleijn Transport link
    P&O Ferrymasters, one of Europe's leading logistics providers, has signed a trailer trucking agreement with the Dutch subcontractor Kleijn Transport to extend a relationship of...
  • Licences for new rail links in France
    The private rail service provider TX Logistik (TXL) has prolonged its licences for six important routes in France. The company is focussing on connections to the French industrial ...
  • New record for Eurotunnel
    During the peak traffic period between 14 December 2012 and 6 January 2013, Eurotunnel's Le Shuttle broke its previous volume record. Almost 200,000 passenger vehicles (including c...
  • Old and new manager of the port of Turku
    Christian Ramberg was appointed managing director of the Port of Turku Ltd (Finland), as of 1 January 2013. Prior to that Ramberg had been managing director of the public port of T...
  • Change of managing director at Globe Air Cargo
    Globe Air Cargo GmbH, an international GSA based in Germany, named Dirk Grüter as its new managing director, as from 1 January. Gr'ter transferred to his new post from UPS-SCS GmbH...
  • Qatar's "Dreamliner" landing in Zurich
    A Boeing B787 is landing at Zurich airport for the first time ever today (14 January). Qatar Airways now deploys this aircraft on the Zurich-Doha route. Switzerland's largest airpo...
  • New logistics centre near Dusseldorf for Group7
    In August this year property developer Immogate AG will start to build a new logistics centre in Neuss Sued, near Dusseldorf (Germany) for Group7, a German service provider based i...
  • International Freight Transport Inc is new meber of XL Projects
    Fanwood NJ (USA)-based International Freight Transport Inc (IFT) has become the latest member of XL Projects (XLP) in the USA. IFT, which was established in 1986, has a wide range ...
  • GeoPost to pick up 40% stake in DTDC
    The French express logistics giant GeoPost Group is to acquire a strategic 40% stake in DTDC Courier & Cargo, India's second-largest express distribution company by revenue. Th...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Trailer Bridge makes CEO appointment
  • Vigor orders giant floating dry dock for Portland
  • Consortium to build Zentech jack-up in China
  • Seaway traffic went up in 2012 season
  • Great Lakes Shipyard adds to management team
  • Ezra Holdings divisions win major contracts
  • Court hands down sentences in San Nikunau case
  • ICS issues flag state performance table

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Port of Coos Bay Commissioner resigns to take Oregon House post
  • Commerce Dept. report finds exports up during month of November
  • BTS announces release of transportation guide for 2013
  • US Fab building barge for Harley Marine Services
  • Ticket counters moving at Seattle-Tacoma Airport

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • DryShips sells Samsung suezmax tanker duo
    George Economou-led owner pays buyer $21m to lop $101m off newbuilding programme
  • Port firm's rising stars
    APM Terminals' Middle East and Africa chief outlines regional opportunities and risks
  • New class society established in Middle East to target local business
    Does Tasneef launch signal that shipping needs another class society?
  • MOL inches forwards in ballast-water treatment race
    Japanese shipping giant installs treatment system on second vessel ahead of looming deadline
  • Tsakos underlines continuing interest in container sector
    But Greek group says 'no deal' in response to reports it has acquired Schulte pair
  • Kinder invests in US Gulf tanker dock
    Domestic oil boom allows the country to export more diesel
  • US east and Gulf coast dockers and employers resume contract talks
    Breakdown in New York-New Jersey provides ominous backdrop
  • Chinese breakers pitch for tonnage
    Brokers report continued positive sentiment from all major demolition markets
  • Fall in Indonesia LNG exports raises tonne-mile demand
    Japan and South Korea seek cargoes from further afield
  • Bakri buys secondhand aframax
    Privately owned Saudi player targets short- and medium-haul trades
  • Maersk Tankers beefs up its management to tackle losses
    Maritime consultant hired to head global operations
  • Suezmax sale signals fresh low for tanker asset values
    Further falls are expected this year as overcapacity persists
  • UAE unveils class society
    Launch of Tasneef comes weeks after DNV and GL merger signals Middle East demand growth
  • CSSC Holdings predicts 2012 profit wipe-out
    Flagship unit of state conglomerate braced for flood of red ink after slump in demand
  • Mirow takes the top job at HSH Nordbank
    Kopper steps down early as chairman of world's largest shipping bank
  • Stand and deliver
    Tasneef has lofty ambitions, but it must prove itself in a tough and competitive segment
  • US retail goods imports forecast to hit 1.3m teu in January
    Shippers call for east and Gulf coast ports to be spared strike action
  • Charterparty not frustrated by repair costing over ship's value, court finds
    Game-changer for owners' risks in cases of severe damage to time-chartered vessels
  • CMB and Sovcomflot secure shipping bank loans
    Funds are still available to blue-chip firms despite lending drought
  • World's largest gas-powered ferry starts service
    Viking Grace will test bunker efficiency, refuelling during brief stop in Sweden
  • CSCL and Sinotrans launch joint China-Japan service
    Second shorthaul tie-up for China Shipping Container Lines follows alliance with Coscon
  • Investor to appeal against Rongsheng win in legal battle over losses
    Aegon Industrial Fund setback undermines China's rule of law, says lawyer
  • Jakarta judgment
    Supreme Court annuls moves by Indonesian ministry to block raw material exports
  • K Line to sell three post-panamax bulkers in leaseback deal
    Deal with Wisdom Marine improves Japanese giant's cashflow
  • Ezra reports 41% fall in profit
    Singapore-listed offshore services provider sees profit dip despite rapid expansion

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Crew saved in Channel
    BRITISH lifeboats have rescued eight crewmen from a tug sinking in the Channel
  • Haren owners form shipping asset trust
    TWO MAJOR shipowners and a broker have formed a new ship asset trust
  • New project/breakbulk project service begun
    A NEW project shipping service focusing on the Europe/South America trade has started operating in the Netherlands
  • Russian civilian orderbook falls by 16%
    RUSSIAN shipyards said revenues were boosted last year by a threefold year on year jump in military builds, as orders for civilian ships fell 16%
  • Siem plans bonds
    SIEM OFFSHORE, the listed Norwegian offshore services shipowner, said it plans to offer six-year bonds on the krone market
  • US boxes take detour
    CONTAINER importers are rerouting US-bound boxes as the threat of an East Coast docker strike continued this week
  • Guohang Ocean lent $480M
    CHINA'S major costal shipper Guohang Ocean Shipping has signed an agreement with China Development Bank on financial co-operation, winning 3Bn yuan ($480M) in financing
  • RINA to partner new UAE class society
    NEWLY founded United Arab Emirates classification society Tasneef and Italy's RINA said today they have formed a partnership
  • Narelle claims second victim
    A SECOND ship has been sunk off Indonesia as Cyclone Narelle pounded the region
  • Arctic issues bullish bulletin on Frontline 2012
    FRONTLINE 2012 is likely to gain from an eventual upturn in shipping markets, said Erik Nikolai Stavseth, shipping analyst at Arctic in Oslo
  • CSSC bosses accept 30% cuts in wages
    SENIOR executives with CSSC have taken a 30% cut in salaries as part of the group's efforts to meet Beijing's performance targets
  • Tianjin foreign trade rises 116%
    CHINA'S Tianjin Dongjiang bonded port has reported $5Bn in throughput for 2012, a rise of 116% from the previous year
  • Concern deepens on STX Finland's fate
    CONCERN is mounting over the fate of two cruise liner orders from a German company with STX Finland
  • Ezra profits cut in half
    SINGAPORE-listed offshore player Ezra Holdings said today profits for its first quarter ended 30 November 2012 dropped 49% to $6.8M
  • Box cargoes fell in November
    GLOBAL box cargoes fell further in November 2012, thwarting hope of cargo growth for the year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Hapag-Lloyd Announces New Baltic Feeder Service
    Hapag-Lloyd has launched the Poland Express Service, a new weekly fixed-day route to and from Gdynia, Poland, to Hamburg and Bremerhaven in Germany. The ocean carrier has also postponed its rate hike on trade from Canada and the U.S. to East Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East to Feb....
  • CMA CGM Announces Rate Hikes
    French ocean carrier CMA CGM today announced several rate hikes that will take effect in February and March. From the Arabian Gulf to North Europe, the Mediterranean, the Adriatic Sea and the Red Sea, the rate increase will be $200 per 20-foot container, effective Feb. 1. From North Europe and the Baltic...
  • Trade Slump Hits Indian Ports
    Container throughput at major ports in India dipped 1.5 percent in the first three quarters of fiscal 2012-13 from a year earlier as a slump in trade hurt traffic growth. The country's 12 major ports handled 5.76 million 20-foot-equivalent units in the nine months through December compared with 5.85 million TEUs...
  • Slump in China-India 2012 Trade Anticipated
    Final year figures are expected to show that trade between China and India suffered a major slump in 2012 despite a softening in political relations between the two countries that have previously clashed over borders. Bilateral trade between the world's two emerging economic giants is on target to fall by up...
  • Apex Maritime India Opens Office in Delhi
    NEW DELHI - Apex Maritime India Pvt. Ltd. is pleased to announce the opening of their office in New Delhi, India. Located in the capital city, the new office will help manage the growing demand to and from the India Subcontinent region. Office details below: Apex Maritime India Pvt. Ltd. ...
  • Hactl Stages Seventh International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition
    HONG KONG - Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) - the major air cargo handler at the world's largest cargo hub - has once again staged its annual International Forklift and Pallet Building Competition on 13 January 2013. This year's overall champion was Air Canada Cargo. The event - now...
  • US Diesel Prices Hit 20-Week Low
    U.S. diesel prices hit their lowest point in 20 weeks, falling 1.7 cents in the week ending Jan. 14. The average price, $3.894, is up four cents from the same period a year ago, according to the Energy Information Administration. Average diesel prices have fallen for the last seven weeks. Prices fell...
  • Port Newark Container Terminal Details Expansion Plan
    The Port Newark Container Terminal said it is investing $500 million to expand its capacity to handle the increase in vessel traffic it anticipates after the Panama Canal opens its new locks in 2105. The infrastructure investment includes the 80-acre expansion of its container yard, which is already underway. The terminal...
  • US Pork, Beef Exports Dipped in November
    The U.S. Meat Export Federation reported that U.S. beef and pork exports dipped slightly in November 2012. Pork exports in November declined 7.7 percent in volume and 5.4 percent in value compared with November 2011. However, November 2011 was the second best month in U.S. history, behind October 2012, for U.S....
  • Purolator International to Open Three Branches
    Purolator International today announced plans to add three new branches during the first quarter of 2013, bringing the logistics provider's total number of branches to 33. Offices are scheduled to open soon in Columbus, Ohio; Newark, N.J.; and Phoenix, Ariz. "Purolator International is focused on opening new locations across the U.S. in...
  • Roadrunner Transportation Systems to Expand Philadelphia Terminal
    Trucking and logistics company Roadrunner Transportation Systems today announced it will expand its less-than-truckload outbound service center in Philadelphia, which opened in June 2012. The center provides outbound service from southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. The expansion will further increase Roadrunner's footprint in the Northeast. The company opened three other terminals...
  • USPS to Accelerate Cost-Cutting Reforms
    The United States Postal Service board of governors has directed USPS management to accelerate its restructuring of operations to further reduce costs in the face of financial challenges and the lack of comprehensive postal legislation from Congress. Specifically, the board approved restructuring initiatives and instructed USPS to revise its 2012 five-year...
  • Canadian Pacific Opens Saskatchewan Intermodal Facility
    Canadian Pacific today opened its new Regina Intermodal Facility, which replaces the now-closed Regina Intermodal Yard. The Canadian rail carrier is an anchor tenant of Saskatchewan's Global Transportation Hub in Regina. The gate hours of operation will be Monday to Friday from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from...
  • With UPS Deal Dead, What's Next for TNT?
    UPS's withdrawal of its $6.9 billion offer to buy TNT Express likely will lead to a "fire sale" of the Dutch shipping company's Asian and Latin American ground networks, health care supply-chain operations, and European road and parcel assets, a senior analyst for research firm Transport Intelligence said on Monday. "TNT is...
  • Little Change in Spot US Intermodal Rates
    U.S. domestic intermodal rates continued this week to show little movement, as the market after declining in the late fall seeks clarity on the strength of volumes headed further into the New Year. "Rates dropped and now are in a holding pattern until the market has a better idea as to...
  • Oral Arguments in ATA Clean-Trucks Challenge Likely in April
    The U.S. Supreme Court will move quickly to hear the American Trucking Associations' appeal of an appellate court's decision upholding certain provisions in the Port of Los Angeles clean-truck case, with oral arguments likely to take place in April and a decision to be reached by June. Curtis Whalen, executive director...
  • Livingston International Acquires MBLX
    North American customs broker Livingston International has acquired New Orleans-based MBLX and MBLX Resources, according to Peter Luit, Livingston's president and CEO. MBLX, a barge freight handling and forwarding business, is affiliated with M.G. Maher and Co., which was acquired by Livingston International in April 2012. MBLX will become a division of...
  • Global Sourcing: Elusive Profits, Expensive Mistakes
    The Pitfalls of Overseas Sourcing: Recognizing and Managing the Real-time CostThis white paper exposes hidden pitfalls that organizations encounter when they move sourcing and supply operations overseas. It will also present a discussion of "next generation" global cost control methodologies and systems....
  • St. Lawrence Seaway Tonnage Rose 4 Percent in 2012
    The St. Lawrence Seaway Management Corporation today reported that tonnage during the 2012 navigation season was 38.9 million metric tons, rising 4 percent from 2011's 37.5 million metric tons. Traffic exceeded the company's original forecast by 300,000 metric tons primarily because of a late season surge in grain traffic. Canadian grain...
  • Giumarra International Berry Picks Port of Savannah
    Giumarra International Berry has begun moving blueberries from Chile through the Port of Savannah, Ga., to better serve Atlanta and other Southeastern markets. The first shipment of South American blueberries arrived on Jan. 8. Shipments of conventional and organic blueberries will arrive in Savannah through late March or early April. Giumarra, which...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Chinese exports smash forecasts
    Exports from China rocketed by 14.1% year-on-year in November beating analyst predications by a massive 10%. It added to the positive sentiment following the recent ...
  • CSCL and Sinotrans launch joint China-Japan service
  • MSC to kick-start Tampa boxes
    The Floridian port of Tampa - hitherto better known for its processing of bulk, bulk liquid and scrap commodities - has been casting an envious eye across the state ...
  • G6 co-op extends to USEC
    The Grand Alliance partners, Hapag-Lloyd, NYK and OOCL are to extend their G6 Alliance co-operation with the New World Alliance members, APL, HMM and MOL by combining ...
  • Shippers face carrier crackdown over cargo safety breaches
    Shippers risk having their cargo rejected by global container lines as carriers take a far more robust approach to customers that flout safety standards.One prominent ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Excel slides
    Shares of Excel Maritime Carriers lost momentum Monday amid concerns surrounding ongoing efforts to overhaul debt.
  • Suezmax sendoff sets stage
    A deal that saw DryShips pay $21m to part with a pair of newbuilding contracts has been met by mixed reactions on Wall Street.
  • DNB adapts to 'new reality'
    A leading Nordic lender is overhauling its organisational structure in response to the dramatic evolution of the global banking industry.
  • Scrap scrape snowballs
    One of the most recognizable names in the demolition game has been dragged into court on the back of an arbitration battle with Frontenac International of Switzerland.
  • Queen trial begins
    The criminal trial of a former BC Ferries crewman gets underway in Canada this week, nearly seven years after the Queen of the North sank with the death of two passengers.
  • DryShips pays to sell
    DryShips has sliced more than $100m from its capital expenditure requirements after paying to have two suezmax newbuildings taken off its hands.
  • ORIG seals drill deal
    George Economou's Ocean Rig has firmed up a six-month contract for one of its semisubmersible drilling rigs.
  • SCI sheds handysize
    Shipping Corporation of India has offloaded its oldest bulk carrier.
  • Gefo takes three
    Gefo Gesellschaft has turned to Turkey for a trio of small tankers, it is claimed.
  • Bakri linked to aframax
    Bakri Navigation of Saudi Arabia has reportedly snapped up another tanker from Japanese sellers.
  • P+S ready for ro-ros
    Insolvent German shipbuilder P+S Werften has resurrected its cancelled DFDS ro-ro order, the yard's administrator said on Monday.
  • Powell joins Maersk Tankers
    Maersk Tankers has hired former BP and Glencore man Michael Powell as global head of operations.
  • Siem plots bond raid
    Siem Offshore is laying the ground work for a raid on the Norwegian bond market.
  • German Dry Docks born
    Germany's MWB Motorenwerke Bremerhaven and Rickmers Lloyd Dockbetrieb are joining forces on shiprepair operations.
  • Oldendorff still top
    Oldendorff Carriers retained its title as the largest charterer of bulkers last year, Clarksons data shows.
  • Marivia hit with $1m fine
    Nigeria's government has slapped a $1m fine on a German boxship accused of bringing in two containers of toxic waste.
  • Ezra bags $160m deals
    Ezra Holdings has revealed a slew of new contracts as it reported a big drop in its first quarter earnings.
  • Rina partners Tasneef
    Italy's Rina will support the development of a new classification society set up in the UAE.
  • 'Follow the money'
    Shipbuilders are losing up to 10% on orders taken in from John Fredriksen's new baby Frontline 2012, Arctic Securities says.
  • Filipino crew poisoned
    Three seafarers have been airlifted from a cargoship in Denmark after suffering severe gas poisoning.
  • Orna crew go free
    Somali pirates have freed the last three Syrian men kept as hostages after the hijacking of the UAE bulker Orna.
  • Tribute for Concordia dead
    Survivors of the Costa Concordia disaster returned to the scene of the accident to mark the one-year anniversary this weekend.
  • Korean orders slashed
    South Korea's shipyards bagged 45.7% fewer ship orders in 2012, but remained on top of the pile in terms of market share.
  • CSSC warns on profit
    China CSSC Holdings has warned that its full year net profit is likely to plunge by up to 100% year-on-year due to the market downturn.
  • BW buys at Samsung
    Helmut Sohmen has finally entered the FSRU sector after placing an order at Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • CSSC warns on profit
    China CSSC Holdings has warned that its full year net profit is likely to plunge by up to 100% year-on-year due to the market downturn.
  • Excel sale less Attractive
    Excel Maritime Carriers has admitted to the sale of one of its oldest ships at the same time as confirming some slack on troublesome loans.
  • ABG plots new yard
    India's ABG Shipyard is planning a new plant in Gujarat at a cost of INR 5bn ($92m).
  • Crew saved from tug
    Eight crew members have been rescued from a tug off the UK coast after it was holed by the ship it was towing.
  • Crew die as tanker sinks
    Three seafarers have been killed and others are stranded on lifeboats after a tanker sank off Indonesia.
  • K Line sells trio
    K Line has agreed a sale-and-lease back deal with Taiwan's Wisdom Marine for three 82,000-dwt kamsarmax bulkers.
  • Aussie ports re-open
    Rio Tinto has resume loading iron ore at its ports in Western Australia following the passage of Tropical Cyclone Narelle.
  • Transocean in play?
    Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has emerged as a major shareholder in Transocean, the world's largest drilling rig contractor.
  • Cargill boosts profits
    Cargill continues to see an improvement in its business performance with a four-fold increase in second quarter profits.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • ILA strike may lead to a cargo spike
    Retailers are expected to ship heavier cargo quantities through the nation's ports in January to beat a strike by longshoremen at East and Gulf coast ports on Feb. 6, if a contract isn't reached.
  • FAA looking into Boeing 787s
    The review, which is a joint undertaking between the Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing, will also examine how the electrical and mechanical systems interact.
  • U.S., Peru tighten stance against illegal timber trade
  • European Commission blocks UPS-TNT merger
    A case team from the European Commission has informed officials from UPS and TNT Express that it's rejecting a proposed $6.3 billion merger between the two integrators.
  • VPA reports second highest box volume in history
    The Virginia Port Authority said its terminals handled 2.1 million TEUs of containerized cargo in 2012, 9.8 percent more than in 2011. The TEU count was just 22,479 units shy of Hampton Road's biggest volume year in 2007.
  • NY/NJ auto terminal gets capital injection, new lease
    FAPS, Inc., the leading terminal for import and export of automobiles in the Port of New York and New Jersey, said on Friday it had completed a recapitalization with investment firm Seacoast Capital.
  • Savannah to receive blueberry shipments
  • Hapag-Lloyd offers additional German-Poland feeder
  • U.S. exports up 11.7% per year since 2009
  • PSA reports TEU volumes up 6.4% in 2012
  • Chinese forwarder starts trucking business
  • UAE developing new classification society
  • Executive moves

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 14, 2013
  • Prices off track in Fujairah
    While markets softened in South Africa.
  • Prices in Europe open on soft note
    Sharp falls seen in Piraeus.
  • Storage terminal will almost double in size by mid-2014
    Malaysia's Tanjung Bin terminal stores crude oil, light and middle distillates and fuel oil.
  • December bunker sales at 'five-month high'
    'I think the drop in prices might have helped,' says Singapore player.
  • Shipping lines switching to low sulphur fuel 'quietly'
    Backing emission reductions schemes in Hong Kong could leave shipping companies facing 'tremendous pressure' to use low sulphur product elsewhere.
  • Company waiting for new ECA rules before expanding fleet
    'Right now we are not quite on an even footing,' says Baltic fast ferry operator.
  • Bunker prices in Asia continue downward trend
    Singapore benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel down $3 to close at $633 pmt.
  • Chemoil restructures Singapore team
    Most of the fuels team let go this Monday in 'second phase' of process.
  • Chemoil sees less than 1% of sulphur 'off-specs'
    Efforts to control supply chain to make sure LSFO is below 1.00% sulphur has paid off, but remains a challenge.
  • Oil, diesel spilled along US West Coast
    Spills reported from two sinking vessels.
  • Ships overtake power plants in sulphur emissions
    HK politician says pollution problem won't be adequately addressed by the Fair Wind Charter.
  • Kochi refinery project gains environmental clearance
    BPCL intends to increase refinery capacity to upgrade low-value refinery residue streams.
  • VLCC earnings slump for eleventh session
    Bunker prices in Singapore climbed to their highest level since October.
  • PetroChina unit to start internal bunker business
    The Shandong-based unit will start the business in Dongying city.

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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
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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
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- country
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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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