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February 15, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • China Shipping levies US$700/TEU peak season surcharge March 15
  • Maersk cancels Asia-north Europe AE-9 loop again as demand slackens
  • Suez trumps Panama, Maersk redeploys TP-7 from Asia to US east coast
  • CMA CGM settles debt restructuring with banks and gains new funds
  • US FMC seeks greater regulatory scrutiny into TSA-WTSA merger deal
  • Port of London slips 10pc overall, but container volume up 2pc in 2012
  • Port Tracker: 2012 US import boxes up 2.9pc - more expected in 2013
  • Hong Kong to restrict exports of infant formula to combat parallel trading
  • 'K' Line India starts shipping motorbike carriers over long hauls in Delhi
  • APS Technology to provide OCR solutions for TraPac's automated US terminal
  • TOC CSC Asia conference in HK to discuss role terminals in supply chain
  • DB Schenker to build US$55 million logistics base near Changi airport
  • Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson cargo slips, but passenger volume sets record
  • Boeing's 787 battery assessment underestimated risk 1,000 fold: NTSB
  • Government gives go-ahead to air cargo complex at Mangalore airport
  • CAAS, NTU set up air traffic management research unit in Singapore

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • Allcargo Logistics sees jump in total revenue, operating profit for nine-month period
  • China Navigation launches next generation multi-purpose vessels
  • NYK receives highest rating on SMBC Environmental Assessment Loan for third consecutive year
  • Cotton Board increases export & import estimates
  • India-EU free trade pact may be delayed
  • Eleven companies show interest in Ennore Port s box terminal project
  • JNPT wins Major Ports cricket tournament
  • Vizag General to commence operations at Visakhapatnam terminal
  • Gateway Distriparks' Vallarpadam CFS commences full scale operations
  • L&T Construction secures orders worth INR1,401 cr. in Jan.

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • Air Madagascar reduces services to Asia
    The southern African carrier Air Madagascar is cutting its services to Asia today (14 February), as it is reducing its Antananarivo-Bangkok-Guangzhou operation from three to two we...
  • Lufthansa with 1,000 t of roses on board
    Lufthansa Cargo is flying millions of red roses on fully-laden freighters to Europe in time for bumper sales at high-street florists on today's Valentine's Day. Over the last few...
  • Poland's airfreight volumes shrinking again
    Poland's airports had to cope with a 1.5% shrinkage in airfreight in 2012, the year in which the country and Ukraine co-hosted the European football championship. According to the ...
  • Volvo: decrease in truck market in Europe and Brazil/growth in North America and Japan
    The Volvo Group delivered a total of 58,626 trucks in Q4/2012, 15% less than in Q4/2011. Last year, sales of heavy-duty trucks in Europe 28 (EU minus Bulgaria plus Norway and Swit...
  • CMA CGM offering new connection to Russia
    The French shipping company CMA CGM and its partner Fesco-ESF are adding the Russian port of Ust Luga to their loop D sailing schedule. In the near future a weekly scheduled contai...
  • Safmarine MPV appoints Royal Burger Group as Benelux liner agent
    Safmarine MPV, which was established in January 2013 in Antwerp (Belgium) as an independent business within Denmark's A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, has appointed Royal Burger Grou...
  • IRU: TIR system is best tool for ensuring traceability and security
    The TIR international transit system, established by the United Nations TIR Convention in 1959 and revised in 1975, is the only truly global customs transit system, providing trade...
  • Viking train sees 100-fold increase in cargo volumes
    The volume of cargo transported by the Viking train has increased more than one hundred-fold since it was launched on 6 February 2003. A total of 58,900 20ft containers were hauled...
  • Bulgaria: ERTMS contract awarded
    Bulgarian National Railway Infrastructure Company (NRIC) has awarded a contract to install ERTMS on the country's 133 km Sofia - Plovdiv line to the consortium of Thales Austria an...
  • Iata names new general counsel
    The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has appointed Jeffrey N. Shane as general counsel. Shane will start working with the association on 2 April 2013 and will be base...
  • New CFO for Asco Group
    The Asco Group, an international oil and gas services company, has selected Mark Walker as its chief financial officer. Walker was formerly the group finance director for Charger E...
  • JF Hillebrand provides white-glove service for exclusive wine collection
    JF Hillebrand, a leading logistics provider to the global beverage market, recently managed the transportation of a highly-valuable consignment of one of Australia's most prestigio...
  • TNT Post and Hermes: new delivery alliance in Germany
    The mail service provider TNT Post and parcel carrier Hermes have launched a new strategic sales partnership in Germany. The two companies said the alliance would mean business cus...
  • Michael Schächer is ACG Air Cargo Germany's new CEO
    ACG Air Cargo Germany has appointed Michael Schächer as its new CEO, effective immediately. The decision was taking at a meeting of the company's partners. Sch'cher previously held...
  • Eurogate applies for short time work in JadeWeserPort Wilhelmshaven
    The operator of JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven, Germany's only deep water port, wants to reduce staff working hours, due to a dearth of containers, and has submitted the relevant a...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • STX OSV announces three OSCV orders in one day
  • Bouchard orders 250,000 bbl ATB at VT Halter
  • Private equity firm acquires Kobelt
  • DOF Subsea comments on Harvey Gulf charter
  • Visemar RO/RO to have complete MAN propulsion package
  • STX OSV books OSCV order from Solstad Offshore

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • Portland Port Commission Oks rent rebate scheme with ICTSI
  • Port of Los Angeles sees dip in January cargo volume numbers
  • Diana Shipping sets series of vessel moves
  • Port of Seattle Commissioner announces plans to resign post
  • FreeSeas announces reverse stock split program

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • India drives demand for thermal coal shipments
    Shipping industry players hope nation's desires to become greener will not dent shipments
  • Closure at Jamnagar refinery highlights its growing influence
    Global tanker trades now turn on India's huge facility
  • FreeSeas puts reverse split into effect
    Handysize bulk owner bumps up share price under Nasdaq delisting threat
  • Gdynia prepares for growth as privatisation heads for completion
    Poland's Baltic Sea gateway to boost handling capacity for larger boxships
  • DCT Gdansk to handle 18,000 teu ships at a new terminal
    Plans to build second facility will raise Baltic hub's total box capacity to 4m teu
  • Russia's Asian exports boost aframax demand
    Demand from Asia and global politics have made Eastern Siberia prime for development
  • Cruise Lines International Association's response
    Clia's mission is to provide a 'safe and secure environment'
  • Well-known ghosts of maritime industry
    Lifeboat drills remain a dangerous area for seafarers
  • France set to pass new shipping legislation
    Bill upholds post-Erika principle of owner liability for pollution
  • Euroseas stalks attractive buying opportunities
    Owner puts first vessel in pool as bulkers start to come off supportive charters
  • Diana prevails at kamsarmax auction
    Shipowner snaps up former Deiulemar bulker for about $19.7m to add to dry bulk fleet
  • Early signs are positive for supply of product tankers, says BIMCO
    Total of 77 new ships entered fleet last year
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine doubles annual loss to $922m
    Operating losses widened to Won520bn
  • Chile boosts business for product tankers
    Trade from US to South America rises, reflecting growing energy requirements from developing countries
  • Trade makes shipping 'critical' to sustainable future
    Exclusive interview: Industry is force for good but must serve the world with far less CO2, maintains environmentalist behind SSI
  • Sam Kendall-Marsden's step by step guide to dealing with disaster
    What to do before, during and after an incident
  • How to survive a casualty
    Standard Club claims chief shares advice
  • Korea Line loses preferred bidder and faces delisting
    Hahn & Co pulls out over disagreement on debt guarantees
  • Perilous times for Korea Line
    Struggling company faces delisting unless it finds a rescuer
  • Latest pirate attack in Niger Delta indicates growing K&R risk
    Master and chief engineer of supply vessel Walvis 7 confirmed as hostages
  • Genmar's tanker deal of the century
    Tie-up with Unipec to form Unique Shipping pool gives hope to others like OSG
  • Shipping Corp of India reports $24m nine-month loss
    Container division ekes out a profit for the period
  • MOL extends presence in Burma
    Japan line sets up unit under permanent licence to explore further development
  • Wilh. Wilhelmsen sees 87% rise in full-year operating profit
    Despite rocketing profits, company still remains cautious about market growth
  • US regional talks remain in spotlight as ILA releases pay deal details
    Tentative draft shows union and employers in apparent harmony over wages and container royalties at US east and Gulf Coast ports
  • Countdown to catastrophe
    OSG's tax issue called a 'smoking gun'

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • Pittas sees 'challenging' 2013 at Euroseas
    NASDAQ-listed Euroseas today reported quarterly losses and warned of tough conditions ahead in both its drybulk and box ship markets
  • Röhlig's gross profits grow by 14% y/y
    RöHLIG Logistics, one of Germany's leading midcap ocean freight forwarders, today reported flat profits for last year but strong revenue growth
  • Ports buoyed by Obama
    THE US PORT sector has praised President Barack Obama's proposal for private investors to pay for improvements
  • Kochi strike settled
    A STRIKE was settled this evening at an Indian container terminal, Fairplay was told today
  • US docker deal outlined
    BONUSES paid to US East and Gulf Coast dockers will continue to be based on container weight for the next six years under a new labour accord
  • Box sector seen keeping eyes on the prize
    BOX LINES are likely to keep focusing on profitability rather than market share amid sustained weak demand growth, BIMCO predicted today
  • ABG's profits dive 60%
    INDIA'S largest private yard, ABG, today reported 60% year-on-year plummet in net profits for its October-December quarter
  • DSV buys Seatainers
    DANISH logistics and forwarding giant DSV has signed an agreement to acquire compatriot service provider Seatainers
  • Wilhelmsen warns of soft volumes in 1H13
    NORWAY'S Wilh Wilhelmsen today predicted soft volumes in 1H13 but still expressed optimism about its long-term prospects
  • Mercator dragged down
    MOUNTING losses at its Singapore subsidiary Mercator Lines plunged parent Mercator of Mumbai into the red for its October-December quarter
  • Odfjell dragged to losses
    WEAKNESS in the chemical tanker market and continuing problems at its Rotterdam terminal dragged Odfjell to losses for its final quarter and full-year 2012

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • UPS, Jabil Team Up on Reverse Logistics Services
    UPS has formed a strategic collaboration with Jabil Circuit, an electronic product solutions company. UPS's logistics and distribution business unit and Jabil Aftermarket Services will provide reverse logistics solutions for return and repair programs for high-tech original equipment manufacturers, service providers and enterprises....
  • Lithium Ion Aircraft Batteries Banned as Cargo on Passenger Planes
    Pending the outcomes of investigations now being carried out in the U.S. and Japan, the president of the council of the International Civil Aviation Organization has provisionally approved an interim amendment that will prohibit the carriage of lithium ion aircraft batteries as cargo on passenger airplanes. The new amendment will rescind...
  • American Airlines, US Airways to Merge
    Both boards of directors at American Airlines and US Airways have approved a merger agreement that will combine the AMR Corporation carriers into a single unit, collectively worth about $11 billion, based on the price of US Airways stock as of Feb. 13, 2013. The combined airline will operate under...
  • Greatwide, Cardinal Logistics Complete Merger
    Dallas-based Greatwide Logistics Services and Concord, N.C.-based Cardinal Logistics Management have completed their merger. The combined dedicated contract carriage and logistics services provider now has more than 125 operating locations, specializing in grocery, bulk food, retail, metals and building products, across the U.S. and Canada. John Tague is chairman and CEO of...
  • LA-LB Container Volume Climbs
    The Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex began 2013 with a strong showing as the total container volume increased 5 percent over January 2012. Containerized imports increased 5 percent, and exports were up 1 percent over the same month last year. The news was especially welcome because the nation's largest port complex in...
  • BIMCO Optimistic on Container Trade Outlook
    U.S. demand for containerized imports is picking up and underpins hopes that it will soak up excess vessel capacity as the year progresses, Bimco said in its Shipping Market Overview & Outlook for February. "There is room for some optimism in the container ship business, as witnessed by the number of...
  • Watermelon Board Proposes Changes to Importer Membership Requirements
    The National Watermelon Promotion Board has recommended the elimination of the Watermelon Research and Promotion Plan importer membership condition that requires importers to import more than 50 percent of the total volume handled and imported in order to qualify as an importer member. The change would allow for additional parties to...
  • Sino-Global Reports Loss, But Results Improve
    Sino-Global Shipping America reported a net loss of $564,854 in the second quarter of fiscal year 2013, ending Dec. 31, 2012, improving from a net loss of $827,385 in the same quarter in the previous fiscal year. Quarterly revenue decreased 20 percent from $8.0 million in 2011 to $6.4 million in...
  • Weber Logistics, Aspen Logistics Form Alliance
    Weber Logistics and Aspen Logistics have formed an alliance, combining their warehouse and direct delivery networks in the western U.S. The third-party logistics companies now offer 6.5 million square feet of space across 19 distribution centers and a direct delivery fleet with freight transfer facilities in California, Arizona, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Utah...
  • Vitran Sells Supply Chain Operations to Legacy
    Vitran Corporation has reached an agreement to sell its supply chain operation division to Legacy Supply Chain for $97 million, subject to certain working capital adjustments. The North American transportation firm intends to use a portion of the net proceeds from this transaction to reduce its outstanding debt under its senior revolving...
  • Globe Express Names Slotten SVP, Commercial Exec
    Christopher Slotten, Globe Express Service's new senior vice president and chief commercial officer. Globe Express Services has hired Christopher Slotten as senior vice president and chief commercial officer. He will join the company on March 1. In his new role, Slotten will focus primarily on leading the logistics company's global growth strategy...
  • Debating the Federal, State Role in Infrastructure
    If the Feb. 13 House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing often seemed a pre-emptive strike against "devolutionists" seeking to shift control of the infrastructure purse strings to the states, that's because it was just that. New T&I Committee Chairman Bill Shuster, R-Pa., made it a point to trace the federal role...
  • South Carolina Ports' Chief Calls for New Way to Fund Dredging
    The U.S. government should establish a set of priorities for deepening of ports and harbors and create a new way of funding projects that make strategic sense for the nation's trade needs, according to Jim Newsome, president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority. In a wide-ranging interview with The...
  • Prologis Signs Build-to-Suit Deals With BMW of North America
    Prologis has signed two build-to-suit agreements with BMW of North America totaling 609,000 square feet. The first facility, totaling 326,500 square feet, will be located in Redlands, Calif., in the state's Inland Empire submarket at Prologis Redlands Distribution Center 11. The facility will provide an expansion option for an additional 96,000...
  • Index Shows Trucking Capacity Tightened in December
    FTR Associates' Shippers Condition Index recorded a reading of -4.9 in December, reflecting tightening capacity, which is expected to get "significantly worse" by mid-2013. The SCI reading is expected to be about five points lower than the current reading by mid-summer, as transport costs will continue to rise as freight continues...
  • Union Pacific Names Regional VPs of Public Affairs
    Union Pacific Railroad has promoted Donna Kush to vice president of public affairs of the northern region, Brenda Mainwaring to vice president of public affairs of the southern region and Tom Lange to assistant vice president of corporate communications. Kush currently serves as assistant vice president of corporate communications. She joined...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • DCT Gdansk hires Kwiatkowski
    The Polish box terminal DCT Gdansk has appointed Maciek Kwiatkowski as CEO to succeed Boris Wenzel in April.The port executive has 30 years of experience within ...
  • Maersk to switch canals on USEC loop
    Alphaliner reports that from April it is expected Maersk Line will re-route its TP-7 Asia - USEC service via the Suez - rather than through the Panama Canal as ...
  • Nordic states and Russia in High North transport plan
    In a landmark initiative, three Nordic states have entered into a formal joint plan with Russia to develop a co-ordinated transport strategy that focuses on all ...
  • TAL outlook good on carrier reliance
    Intermodal container and chassis lessor, TAL International Group, posted an 18.6% increase in full year profits last year, compared to the year before, at $130.1m ...
  • Regional negotiations remain in spotlight as ILA releases details of coastal wage deal
    Bargaining for local employment agreements at US East and Gulf Coast ports, particularly New York-New Jersey, remains the wild card in cementing a new six-year ...
  • Jade-Weser-Port puts 400 on short-time working
    Germany's newly-opened deepwater container hub JadeWeserPort is to put its 400-strong labour force on part-time working, a spokeswoman for the majority partner ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • ESEA outlines menu
    Euroseas is exploring the sale-and-purchase (S&P) market for opportunities to expand its fleet of containerships, according to chief executive Aristides Pittas.
  • Lunde eyes the end
    Prominent banker Dagfinn Lunde is preparing to take his age-mandated retirement from DVB Bank at the end of this year, he tells TradeWinds this week.
  • OSG loses pool boss
    The tanker market was reeling Thursday amid reports that embattled US tanker owner Overseas Shipholding Group has been hit with another high-profile departure.
  • OSG loses pool boss
    Kevin Wise called in to head Core Petroleum's fledgling management offshoot.
  • DSX wins Deiulemar auction
    Diana Shipping has emerged as the buyer of a kamsarmax bulker that was put up for auction by administrators overseeing the bankruptcy of Italian operator Deiulemar Compagnia di Navigazione.
  • Onassis sitting on $60m
    An investment in Peter Livanos-led GasLog is worth almost $60m to the Onassis Foundation.
  • Hat trick for STX OSV
    STX OSV has scored a Valentine's Day subsea threesome with Norwegian offshore shipowners.
  • Farstad back at STX OSV
    Farstad Shipping has dialled up STX OSV for a subsea construction newbuilding.
  • Excel doubles up
    Glencore has hired a second Excel Maritime vessel in as many days to continue a push in the panamax period market.
  • Farstad profit plunges
    Farstad Shipping suffered its worst final quarter in the past five years due to the faltering North Sea spot market.
  • Pittas a penny out
    Aristides Pittas-led Euroseas posted a marginally deeper than forecast loss in the fourth quarter as weak bulk and container markets left it in the red for the full-year.
  • Loss bigger at Belships
    Norwegian bulker owner Belships has hinted at potential newbuildings as it posted a wider loss for 2012.
  • Mermaid swings to black
    Thoresen Thai Agencies spin-off Mermaid Maritime has seen a change in fortunes thanks to the flourishing subsea services business.
  • Officers kidnapped
    The master and chief mechanic have been taken by pirates from an anchor-handler off Nigeria.
  • Silvia in crew row
    Bangladesh's Silvia Shipmanagement has been caught in the middle of a row over pay on a bulker stuck in India.
  • Valentine's Day split
    Troubled Greek bulker owner Freeseas is completing a reverse stock split in order to keep its Nasdaq-listing alive.
  • Samsung to get busy
    Samsung Heavy Industries of Korea is tipped to build order momentum in the first half of 2013.
  • Dof makes Harvey move
    Oslo-listed owner agrees term deal for Jones Act compliant newbuilding.
  • Dof makes Harvey move
    Dof Subsea has entered into a long-term charter deal for a rare Jones Act compliant offshore support vessel newbuilding.
  • Fortuna goes aground
    A Norwegian cargoship remains stuck off Denmark after two refloating attempts failed.
  • Eyes on Golden axe
    Knowing eyes will again be focused on potential newbuilding cancellations when Golden Ocean reports its fourth quarter earnings next week.
  • Bigger is better
    India's Shreyas Shipping & Logistics has made it back into profit after expanding its fleet last year.
  • Four for Femco
    Femco has turned to Sinopacific Shipbuilding for a quartet of anchor handling tug supply vessels.
  • Shadow turns SBM red
    SBM Offshore has seen one-off items push its bottom line into the red for the second year in succession.
  • KLC sale collapses
    The sale of bankrupt Korea Line Corp (KLC) has collapsed after debt talks failed.
  • Norwegians in CSV strike
    Solstad Offshore has returned to STX OSV for a new construction vessel after securing long-term employment for the ship with Reach Subsea.
  • SCI loss widens
    Shipping Corp of India (SCI) has posted a bigger loss for the first nine months as its tankers and bulkers racked up a deficit.
  • Dolphin nails fundraiser
    Dolphin Group has raised the funds needed to finance a facelift on a chartered in GC Rieber Shipping vessel.
  • Deeper red for Odfjell
    A poor chemical tanker market and difficulties at its Rotterdam terminal frustrated Odfjell in the fourth quarter of 2012.
  • Visemar orders ro-ro
    Visemar di Navigazione has returned to the newbuilding arena to order a new 'green' ro-pax ferry it has emerged.
  • Big miss for WW
    Wilh Wilhelmsen ASA has disappointed the market with a fourth quarter profit which came in a long way short of expectations.
  • Peel brings in Deniz
    UK group Peel Ports has brought in a bigger multipurpose (MPP) vessel for its Manchester Ship Canal service.
  • Korea plots yard project
    Korea's government has signed a deal to develop a port and shipyard in Equatorial Guinea.
  • China log imports improve
    China's log imports saw a recovery in volumes in the second half of 2012 after a weak first six months of the year, say analysts.
  • Uljanik falls to a loss
    Croatia's Uljanik is no longer the only profitable shipyard in the country.
  • CAI profits jump 35%
    CAI International looks to have had the best quarter amongst the public container lessor with profits up nearly 35%.
  • TAL profits inch up
    Higher costs have stopped increased revenues feeding through to the bottom line at container lessor TAL International.
  • Exmar eyes US LNG
    Exmar is teaming up with EDF Trading to jointly look for small-scale LNG export opportunities in North America.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • UPS presents aftermarket service
  • Union finds holes in FAA's fatigue rationale
    The Independent Pilots Association has found that the federal agency overstated the costs associated with applying its new pilot-fatigue rules to cargo carriers by at least $175 million.
  • American, US Airways to form largest U.S. airline
    The boards of both airlines approved a merger yesterday after months of negotiation behind closed doors and endless speculation by the press. The merger is expected to be completed in the third quarter.
  • Wilhelmsen forecasts soft volumes in early 2013
    "Auto volumes picked up from the previous quarter, supported by stronger export volumes from Korea. High and heavy shipping volumes, healthy in the first half year, slipped in the third and fourth quarters," the company's CEO said.
  • ICAO action bars plane lithium batteries
    These plane batteries are at the heart of an ongoing investigation by the FAA into problems with the new Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Almost a month ago, the lithium ion battery fueling one of these planes in Boston caught fire.
  • ProLogis to build 2 DCs for BMW
  • CN abandons support for iron ore development
  • Freightgate releases NVO NRA self-service module
  • ILA releases master contract details
    The ILA noted the agreement is "subject to the drafting of final contract language and acceptance by the ILA membership" and the new master contract will not take effect until all local bargaining is concluded.
  • Holland leaving Port of Seattle commission
  • Data2Logistics brings Newcom on board

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2013
  • Study: Cargo volumes in Great Lakes region recovering
    Study also identifies options to revitalise vessels by re-powering older vessels that still use steam engines with modern conventional diesel or LNG diesel engines.
  • 'Fast vessel' twisted fin design unveiled
    The system provides fast ships with tangible energy savings.
  • Prices close on firm note in Fujairah
    But outlook mixed in South African ports.
  • Bunker prices display softening trend in Rotterdam
    But mixed pricing outlook in other key bunkering hubs.
  • Seafarer dies during bunkering operation
    Investigation into incident pin-pointed lack of cut off switch as cause.
  • Shipowners and scrubber manufacturers 'in limbo'
    'Regrettable that certainty has not been provided with regard to which technologies will be acceptable,' says IPTA.
  • IBIA says goodbye to Charlotte Egan
    Egan enjoyed getting to know members of 'close-knit industry'.
  • Dan-Bunkering hires new chief accountant
    He joined firm on February 1.
  • Bunker prices in Asia showing decline
    Only Hong Kong prices of benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel increased.
  • Total's 2012 profit slips 20%
    Figure was weighed down by non-recurring items.
  • Singapore-listed shipowner in the red
    Mercator posted a $72.7 million loss for the nine months ended December 31, 2012.
  • TOTE, GPA announce LNG bunkering plans
    'Proactive strategies' necessary with tighter emission controls and the increase in cargo.
  • Strong winds disrupt bunkering in Japan
    Deliveries from refineries affected.

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