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January 17, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • HK 2012 volume down 5pc to 23.1m TEU, Singapore up 5pc to 31.6m TEU
  • Modern Terminals seeks to raise US$1 billion in Medium Term Notes
  • China Shipping Prospersity Index still down, but rises 10 points: SISI
  • Alliances combine with Asia/USEC via Suez services from May 2013
  • Hapag-Lloyd adds second loop to Gdynia from Hamburg and Bremerhaven
  • Fangcheng port's throughput tops 100 million tonnes in 2012
  • Liaoning provincial expressway coverage exceeds 3,900 kilometres
  • Virginia Port posts 9.8pc volume increase to 2.1 million TEU in 2012
  • Yangtze cargo movement volume hit record 1.8 billion tonnes in 2012
  • American Trucking Associations has its day in US Supreme Court vs LA
  • JAL, ANA grounds Dreamliners after an another safety scare in Japan
  • Lufthansa Cargo cooperates with German humanitarian aid organisations
  • EU blamed for failure of UPS-TNT deal that now leaves giant DHL on top
  • Irish forwarder offers service to ship tourists' motorcycles to Ireland

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Customs has prohibited LCL cargo movement by road from Nhava Sheva to Mumbai, says trade
  • Evergreen christens its eighth new 8,452-TEU vessel
  • Grant Smith appointed Group Managing Director of Braemar Adjusting
  • Rickmers Shipmanagement achieves accredited GL ISO 50001 Certification for vessels & offices
  • Blueprint to cut petro product imports
  • Rice exports may dip 30 pc to 7 mt: CACP
  • Tea exporters see potential in Asean region
  • Coal vessel handled through barges at Kandla Port
  • Global slowdown impacts Suez Canal's Dec. revenue
  • US port strike a possibility, while Jan. containerised cargo imports projected to rise
  • Railways considering freight rate cut to boost volumes
  • University of Mumbai organising round table discussion on governance issues in transportation
  • Ajman Free Zone unveils smart warehouses

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Freight traffic restricted again on south side of the Simplon
    Building work in the Galleria Elicoidale tunnel near Varzo on the southern ramp of the Simplon revealed the need for some renovations that should be carried out as soon as possible...
  • Krone reports big jump in sales
    The Germany-based Krone Group generated a turnover of an almost record-breaking EUR 1.4 billion in its last business year. The company's commercial vehicle sector (Fahrzeugwerk Kro...
  • New York says no toll increase for commercial vehicles
    New York's Thruway Authority has given up a plan to raise truck tolls by 45% to reduce the deficit, after the commercial transport sector had protested vigorously against the schem...
  • Morningstar expands fleet
    The Canadian cargo airline, Morningstar Air Express, based at Edmonton international airport since spring 2012, has added an ATR-72 freighter to its fleet. The unit was formerly ow...
  • New blocktrain service launched in Russia
    A new blocktrain service is being launched by GCS/Ruscon, a logistics and intermodal operator that is part of Russia's GCS transport group. The train will run more than 1,100 km fr...
  • Traffic in Dunkirk almost unchanged
    Dunkirk, France's third largest port, handled 42.22 million t in 2012, a mere 0.6% less than in 2011. Container traffic, with a total of 260,000 teu, was 5% below the 2011 fig...
  • Cargo Care International gives NEO sales cover in Denmark, Sweden, Finland
    NEO Air Charter - a founder member of the Global Charter Alliance - has entered into a strategic partnership with Nordic-based GSSA Cargo Care International, in which the latter wi...
  • Shanghai International Port Group increases volumes by 2.5% 2012
    Shanghai International Port Group (China) only saw a moderate improvement in its annual profits and cargo throughput for 2012. Despite container volumes increasing by 2.5 % to 32.5...
  • TNT/UPS - Liege airport's position
    Liege airport (Belgium) has noted the decision of TNT and UPS to cancel the merger (see ITJ Daily of 15 January 2013), estimating that "the failure of this merger reshuffles t...
  • Several leadership changes at Terex Corporation
    The USA-based Terex Corporation has announced that Kevin Bradley, currently president, Terex Cranes, will become senior vice-president and CFO, thereby replacing Phil Widman, who i...
  • DHL inks long-term contract with Panasonic in Great Britain
    DHL Supply Chain has landed a long-term contract worth more than GBP 100 million (EUR 120 million) from Panasonic for the management of its storage and transport activities in Grea...
  • Rhenus Freight Logistics opens new branch office in France
    Rhenus Freight Logistics, a firm owned by the German logistics service provider Rhenus, has opened a new platform for transport and general cargo activities in Saint-Barthélemy-d'A...
  • SBB names new media spokesperson
    Switzerland's state railway SBB has named Franziska Frey as the company's new media spokesperson, based at its head office in Bern. Together with Christian Ginsig, she is responsib...
  • Emerging Markets Logistics Index 2013 now published
    The 2013 Agility Emerging Markets Logistics Index, a co-production of Transport Intelligence and Agility, has been published. The close examination of 45 emerging markets, amo...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter to chair Coast Guard Subcommittee
  • Port of LA breaks ground for West Basin Railyard
  • Salazar stepping down as Secretary of the Interior
  • LNG fueled cruise ferry has Navis DP
  • Seaspan orders five 14,000 TEU containerships from HHI
  • Navies still needed to keep piracy levels down

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • TOTE Services announces change in company president
  • Port of Newport General Manager nets Oregon Marine Board honor
  • Crowley ATB crew resues man floating near Tampa bridge
  • Pile driving work continues on Port of Vancouver rail project
  • Drewry container rate report follows Hong Kong/LA benchmark

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Boxing cleverer
    Confirmed order and low prices do not mean a return to the buying madness of the boom
  • State of independence
    Some of China's shipping bosses are uneasy about being linked to the cash-rich government
  • Greece slaps new tax on shipbrokers
    Sector stunned by move that could spell the end for some players
  • Odds still stacked in hijackers' favour, says former navy pirate hunter
    Northwood moves into commercial maritime sector
  • MSC boosts Le Havre feeder links
    Normandy terminal increases its connections to the UK, Ireland and France
  • Yang Ming lands record low charter rate for ultra-large newbuildings
    UPDATED: Carlyle joins Seaspan in five-boxship order from Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • Tanker conundrum as fixtures rise but earnings fall
    Overall spot activity for large crude tankers rose by 5% from 2011 to 2012
  • BIMCO pulls out of 100 Series rules for use of force
    Shipowner body questions whether armed guards are protected if cases come to trial
  • Fincantieri faces tough call in general offer to STX OSV shareholders
    Next hurdle may prove insurmountable in Italian firm's bid to take shipbuilder private
  • China Merchant Energy Shipping orders three VLCCs
    Further orders expected as China seeks to tie up oil supply chain
  • December brings box slump to LA
    But port posts 2% upturn in annual throughput
  • Scrap the aged
    China's government should respond to some creative thinking from Hosco's boss
  • Appeal in Neftegaz-67 collision case opens in Hong Kong
    Jailed master says he did not know he was breaking safety rules
  • Pirate attacks hit five-year low
    Improvement reflects 'huge reduction' in incidents off Somalia's coast
  • Yangzijiang aims for $419m from warrants issue
    Shipbuilder to replenish working capital
  • Why BP has bucked the trend to order new tankers
    Targeting Indian demand raises the oil major's 'green' credentials

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Results fall on reefer rate rises far short
    REEFER box rates have been pushing up, but by not even half as much as major container lines sought in their January increases, sector agents told Fairplay today
  • Georgiopoulos rebuts claim
    PETER Georgiopoulos and other GenMar executives have moved to dismiss a class action filed by disgruntled former shareholders
  • EU extends key tariff to Taiwan, Thailand
    THE EU was reported today to have extended to Taiwan and Thailand a tariff on a construction material transported by ship from China
  • Mombasa ivory smuggling ring smashed
    KENYAN officials were reported today to have seized 638 chunks of ivory - worth about $1M - that smugglers were trying to ship from Mombasa's port
  • Bullwinkel sees Lower Saxony port growth
    GERMANY'S Lower Saxony state said today it expects solid growth in cargo handling and terminal investments to continue this year
  • Omar Nokta quits Dahlman Rose again
    OMAR Nokta, the high-profile shipping analyst of Dahlman Rose, has resigned, with Sam Margolin taking over that desk today
  • Kremlin OKs auction of control at Vanino
    RUSSIA'S government has approved results of its December auction of the Kremlin's 77% shareholding in the port company of Vanino
  • Bill collector gains stake in FreeSeas
    STRUGGLING Greek drybulk owner FreeSeas is handing over 8-10% of its ownership to settle past-due vendor accounts
  • STX explains legal issues
    STX PAN Ocean told Fairplay today it has already been compensated for damage to one of its VLOCs, so that matter is not linked with a legal process involving its parent company
  • HK to require low-sulphur fuel at berth
    HONG KONG confirmed today it plans to require oceangoing vessels to use low-sulphur Diesel while at berth in its waters in 2013
  • Quanzhou bonuses sweeten shipping rewards
    SHIPPING enterprises in Quanzhou can receive 1M yuan ($160,000) from the local government for opening a new international shipping line
  • Registered CCS ships rise 15%
    CHINA Classification Society said it has 2,883 oceangoing ships registered as of end-2012, aggregating 57.68M gt, making a 15% increase year on year
  • Braemar waves goodbye to MSC Rena revenues
    BRAEMAR Shipping services said today its revenues from work on the New Zealand box ship wreck MSC Rena is fading faster than expected
  • Climb of won hurting Hanjin
    HANJIN Shipping's profits are being eroded by the rising won, even though box shipping's prospects have improved in the past year, according to KDB Daewoo Securities
  • HHI's new orders fall 23%
    HYUNDAI HI of South Korea told Fairplay today its new orders fell 23% year on year in 2012 to $19

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Fitch Affirms Port of Seattle, WA's $312MM LTGOs at 'AAA'
    SAN FRANCISCO - Fitch Ratings takes the following rating action on the Port of Seattle (the port), WA's limited tax general obligation (LTGO) bonds: --$312 million LTGOs affirmed at 'AAA'. The Rating Outlook is Stable. SECURITY The LTGO bonds are secured by the port's full faith, credit and resources supported by a covenant to...
  • Graybar and M360 Sponsor Energy Summit
    ST. LOUIS - Graybar, a leading distributor of electrical and communications products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services, has announced its sponsorship, along with M360, of an Energy Summit on Thursday, January 17. Graybar and M360 have invited Ameren Missouri to discuss cash incentives that are...
  • AMR Posts Fourth Quarter Profit, But Loss for Year
    AMR Corp., the parent company of American Airlines, today reported profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $262 million, reversing a net loss of $1.1 billion in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly cargo revenue was $170 million, sliding 0.6 percent from 2011's $171 million. The company reported a 1.2...
  • LA Port Breaks Ground on Rail Yard Project
    The Port of Los Angeles broke ground Wednesday on the West Basin Rail Yard project that will serve as a staging yard for railcars and free up land for construction of an on-dock intermodal transfer yard at the TraPac terminal. The $137.7 million project will be constructed with funding provided by...
  • UASC Revises France Terminal-Handling Charges
    United Arab Shipping Co. has revised its France origin terminal-handling charges on U.S. imports, effective Feb. 15. The charges are now 190 euros (about US$253) per 20-foot, 40-foot, 40-foot high-cube, 40-foot flat rack (in gauge) and 40-foot open top (in gauge) container, and about $478 for out-of-gauge cargo....
  • U.S. Lines Announces Australasia Bunker Surcharge
    U.S. Lines will implement a bunker surcharge for northbound dry and refrigerated cargo from Australia and New Zealand to the U.S. East Coast, eastern Canada and the Caribbean, effective Feb. 15. The charge will be $983 per 20-foot container. The reefer consumption surcharge will remain at 15 percent of the bunker adjustment...
  • Haifa Port's Container Traffic Hits Record High
    Israel's Haifa Port reported its container traffic in 2012 was 1.38 million 20-foot-equivalent units, an 11.5 percent increase compared with 2011 and a record high for the port. The previous record was set in 2010 with 1.26 million TEUs. "Dramatic growth" has been noted in the rate of unloading containers recently, the...
  • Asian Air Cargo Situation Unclear Ahead of Holiday
    As ocean shipping volumes and rates rise on trades out of Asia in anticipation of the traditional factory shutdown on February 10, whether air cargo operators will also benefit from a usual boost as the deadline approaches remains unclear. Air cargo demand from Chinese airports and Hong Kong has increased this...
  • CaroTrans Launches San Francisco-Japan Service
    CaroTrans has added a new weekly less-than-containerload export service from San Francisco to Japan. Transit time from San Francisco to Tokyo is 12 days; to Yokohama is 13 days; and to Osaka, Nagoya and Kobe is 17 days. There is no transshipment via Busan, South Korea, or additional handling via Los Angeles. The...
  • Maersk Line to Call at Krishnapatnam Terminal
    Maersk Line is adding a direct call at India's Krishnapatnam Port Container Terminal to its Chennai Express Service (CHX), a weekly intra-Asia loop linking India and the Far East. The new port call, starting Jan. 29, brings the number of container services at the east coast hub to three. Singapore-based Bengal...
  • Novoroslesexport Adds Cranes to Increase Efficiency
    Novoroslesexport, a subsidiary of Russia-based Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group, has received two new Liebherr LHM 550 cranes, with lifting capacities of 104 metric tons (about 115 tons) apiece. The cranes are expected to be commissioned in February. The new equipment helps fulfill one of the priorities in NCSP's Development Strategy to 2020...
  • Carriers, Shipowners Push Hong Kong to Regulate Emissions
    In his 2013 policy address, Hong Kong's Chief Executive CY Leung announced that the government will consider introducing new legislation to require marine vessels to switch to low-sulfur diesel in Hong Kong port and to step up efforts with Guangdong Provincial Government to extend fuel switching to Pearl River Delta...
  • HSH Nordbank to Offer Container Forward Freight Agreements
    Citing rising demand for freight derivatives for means of hedging against the volatility of rates, HSH Nordbank has announced plans to offer container freight forward agreements in the market. Dirk Reiche, head of products, noted that there were large swings in Asia-Europe spot rates over the past year and said that...
  • Piracy Falls to Five-Year Low
    Pirates attacked 297 ships in 2012, a five-year low and a 32 percent decrease compared with 2011's 439 ship attacks, according to a global piracy report by the International Chamber of Commerce's International Maritime Bureau. The report showed that worldwide figures were brought down by a "huge" reduction in Somali piracy,...
  • Seaspan Orders Five 14,000-TEU Container Ships
    Hong Kong-based container ship lessor Seaspan has signed contracts for the construction of five 14,000-TEU container ships at Hyundai Heavy Industries. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in 2015. Seaspan signed 10-year, fixed-rate time charters for the vessels with Yang Ming Marine Transport. After the initial 10-year charter periods, Yang Ming may...
  • BNSF Signs Agreement With OSHA to Resolve Whistle-Blower Complaints
    The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has signed an agreement with Fort Worth, Texas-based BNSF Railway announcing BNSF's voluntary revision of several personnel policies. OSHA alleged that BNSF's employee practices violated the whistle-blower provisions of the Federal Railroad Safety Act and discouraged workers from reporting on-the-job injuries....
  • Trade Tech System Authorized to Satisfy Japan's Advance Filing Rules
    Trade Tech, which supplies cloud-based solutions for the logistics industry, announced that its electronic filing solution has been authorized by Nippon Automated Cargo and Port Consolidated System, the Japanese government's trade and customs clearance service, for Japan's Advance Filing Rules that will go into effect in March 2014. Since the rules...
  • US to Seek Deal on Services Trade
    U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk has notified Congress that the Obama administration plans to enter into negotiations for a new trade agreement on international trade in services. The negotiations will begin in Geneva with a group of 20 trading partners that represent nearly two-thirds of global trade in services, with the...
  • TOTE Services' President Aguirre to Retire
    Jorge Aguirre, president of ship management company TOTE Services, a division of Princeton, N.J.-based TOTE, will retire on Jan. 31, the company announced. Aguirre joined TOTE Services in 1980 as a port captain at its Philadelphia headquarters. He served as manager of operations, then senior vice president and in 2001 was...
  • Manufacturers Salute Walmart's Plan to Buy More US Goods
    The Alliance for American Manufacturing has applauded Walmart's announcement that Walmart and Sam's Club plan to buy an additional $50 billion in U.S.-made products over the next 10 years. Although Scott Paul, AAM's president, called the move a "game changer" and hopes other retailers will follow suit, he also said in...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • More teenagers need recycling
    2013 will be a record year for boxship deliveries: an estimated 1.9m teu of extra cellular capacity will be launched into largely flat-lining markets - including ...
  • Menlo opens number seven in Singapore
    San Francisco-headquartered Menlo Worldwide Logistics has opened a new $50 million warehouse and distribution centre in Boon Lay, Singapore; its seventh facility ...
  • MSC raises loans for Klaipeda project
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), the privately owned, Geneva-headquartered marine transport group, has negotiated 32.5 million in loan agreements with the ...
  • MSC tops the boxship recycling league
    The Mediterranean Shipping Company is certainly leaving its liner archrival Maersk Line standing in one sector: ship recycling.According to an Alphaliner report ...
  • HHI signs ultra-large boxship deal with Seaspan for $120m apiece
  • Pirate attacks hit five-year low
    Maritime piracy reached a five-year low in 2012, thanks to a 'huge reduction' in Somali piracy, but east and West Africa remain the worst-hit areas for such attacks.According ...
  • More bad eurozone data, but is the worst over?
    Figures released by the European Union's Eurostat office reveal that factory output in the eurozone declined by 0.3% in November - the third consecutive monthly ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Workouts weigh on dry bulk
    Drawn-out restructurings of dry-bulk companies are likely to present a roadblock for even the healthier companies in the sector in 2013, a US-based analyst told clients today.
  • Ray of hope in OWS case
    A federal judge in Washington DC has delivered a ray of hope to ships' officers caught in the net of US prosecutions for oily discharge violations
  • Brightoil in breach
    Brightoil Petroleum has braced investors for a second half loss and revealed that it has breached a bank loan covenant.
  • CSIC on the rise
    China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC) has posted growth in earnings and revenue for 2012.
  • Greeks take tax hit
    Greek owners have agreed to pay a tonnage tax on vessels operating under foreign flags in a move that will keep most overseas earnings untouched.
  • Platou boosts Capital
    Capital Product Partners' creative dealing in the sale and purchase market following OSG's failure has won it an upgrade from RS Platou Markets.
  • Pool poised to pop?
    General Maritime (Genmar) has been hit with a flood of calls from owners and operators that are exploring enrolment in a fledgling tanker pool backed by Unipec.
  • Bibby builds subsea fleet
    Bibby Offshore has expanded its subsea fleet with the addition of what it described as its biggest vessel charter to date.
  • ITF urges crew help
    The ITF has called for help for the traumatised crew held for nearly three years on the UAE-owned Iceberg 1 by Somali pirates.
  • Piracy at five-year low
    Piracy is at its lowest level for five years, according to the International Maritime Bureau (IMB).
  • Lightering ship sinks
    Fourteen crew have been rescued after a lightering vessel sank off Bangladesh.
  • Yard subsidies revived?
    India's shipping ministry is trying to revive a subsidy scheme for shipyards nearly six years after it was scrapped.
  • Dahlman baton passes
    Chat concerning Omar Nokta's departure from Dahlman Rose was apparently confirmed today as the bank's maritime research coverage transferred to long-term colleague Sam Margolin.
  • Jensen steps back
    Frank Jensen appears to be taking something of a back seat at the Clipper Group following a reshuffle of its top brass today.
  • Coastal fined over spill
    Canadian owner Coastal Shipping has pleaded guilty to failing to inform authorities of an oil spill from a tanker in 2009.
  • Bank cuts Ezra rating
    OCBC has cut its rating on Ezra Holdings following a disappointing first quarter performance and a recent rise in its share price.
  • YZJ seeks cash injection
    Shares in Yangzijiang Shipbuilding (YZJ) took a dive today after the Chinese shipbuilder announced a fundraiser to help ride out the shipping downturn.
  • US Fab wins barge
    The US Fab shipyard in Oregon has a won a deal to build a deck barge for Harley Marine Services.
  • FREE settles in shares
    Freeseas will hand over a potential 10% of its stock to settle a legal dispute with Hanover Holdings.
  • Stuck with the roaches
    Eight Central American men have appealed for help in returning home from a cockroach-infested tug stuck in Canada.
  • Hanjin shares hammered
    Hanjin Heavy Industries took a beating today as investors reacted to news of a $170m equity issue.
  • German trio launch trust
    German shipowners Gerd Wessels, Stefan Jungerhans and Torsten Westphal are looking for investors for a new shipping trust focused on boxships and mini-bulkers.
  • Olympic signs with Reef
    Olympic Shipping has penned a long term contract for a subsea construction vessel under construction at Kleven Verft.
  • Rena revenue fading
    Braemar Shipping Services has seen income from the salvage of a Costamare containership tail off more quickly than expected.
  • Tecnomar snaps up NCA
    Italian state shipbuilder Nuovi Cantieri Apuania (NCA) has been bought by superyacht builder Admiral Tecnomar.
  • Samsung plots new yard?
    Analysts are unconvinced whether reports that Samsung Heavy Industries will build a new yard in South-east Asia will be borne out.
  • Maersk's Daily drain
    Maersk Line's Daily Maersk concept is still short of turning a profit, the company has admitted.
  • Ezion adds to backlog
    Ezion Holdings has won a further liftboat charter contract this time from a South East Asian state-linked corporation.
  • MSC top scrapper
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) was behind almost 25% of the containerships sent for scrap in 2012.
  • HHI seals Seaspan order
    Seaspan has ordered up to ten 14,000-teu containerships at Hyundai Heavy Industries in a deal potentially worth $1.2bn.
  • Volume growth to slow
    Container imports at major US ports are expected to see only modest growth in the first month of 2013 a trade body has predicted.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • ILA, USMX continue negotiations
    Shippers are watching the talks nervously after ILA negotiators walked out of a negotiating session to discuss work practices in the Port of New York and New Jersey with the New York Shipping Association on Jan. 9.
  • Supreme Court to hear LA port trucking rule
    The nation's top court will review the constitutionality of an environmental regulation imposed by the Port of Los Angeles after a challenge brought by the American Trucking Associations was struck down in a district court in 2010.
  • Engineers: U.S. infrastructure investment needed
  • Pet food maker signs up with Transplace for TMS
  • Panama Canal to handle up to 14,100-TEU ships
  • USTR to discuss wide-ranging services agreement
  • Trade Tech authorized for Japan advanced filing
  • FMC reviews 6 OTI license applications
  • Virginia International Terminals CEO Dorto retiring
    "I've been here for 34 years and it is time," Joseph Dorto said. "You always hear, 'leave on a high note' and we just completed the second best year in our history, so I think this is the right time."
  • BlueWater Reporting: Liner capacity squeezed in 4Q 2012
  • TNT faced with few options after failed merger
    TNT Express has been plagued by managerial and operational issues, and with the latest blow coming in the form of a dead merger with UPS, the company will continue to lose market share, analysts say.
  • American reports record 2012
  • CaroTrans starts SF-Japan LCL service
  • Seaspan orders 14,000-TEU ships
  • Executive moves

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 16, 2013
  • Brightoil issues fresh profit warning
    Company may have 'breached financial covenants'.
  • Cold weather cuts fuel oil exports
    Freezing temperatures could mean 10% fall in export volumes.
  • Prices softening in Fujairah
    Little movement in Suez market.
  • Mid-week prices head down in Rotterdam
    Hamburg prices 'very quiet'.
  • Five containerships ordered from Korean yard
    Vessels will be built 'using Seaspan's fuel efficient SAVER design.'
  • Strong winds close Novorossiysk to bunkering
    Adverse weather conditions expected to last until Thursday.
  • Amsterdam supplier deploys new barge
    Golden Arrow's new addition to service capital and northern ports.
  • 'No recovery until the middle of 2014' for dry bulk
    Sector is struggling with overcapacity and high bunker costs.
  • Bunker prices weaken in Asia
    IFO 380 prices soften in key Asian ports.
  • HK legislation to enforce fuel switch 'under consideration'
    Public policy think tank Civic Exchange calls proposal 'a major policy breakthrough in ship emissions control'.
  • PSO seeking 1.23 million mt of fuel oil
    PSO is seeking up to 650,000 mt of HSFO and up to 180,000 mt of LSFO.
  • Promotion for Maersk fuel trader
    Rosenkrans is now European Trading Desk Lead at Maersk's fuel sourcing arm.
  • Cial Port seeking investors for integrated port
    Port project to focus on coal, bulk goods and bunker fuel.
  • South China refinery fuel oil output to drop
    Most of the supply drop stems from minor refiners, as output declines by 26% month-on-month.

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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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