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February 18, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • LA-Long Beach up 5pc in January, but LA fell 4.2pc as LB rose 17.5pc
  • Hamburg's container volume drops 1.7pc to 8.9 million TEU in 2012
  • Asia-Europe rates dip 1.1pc to US$1,301/TEU ahead of Lunar New Year
  • Nanning Railway Bureau January daily truck loading record in 2013
  • Xinjiang Korgas fruit and vegetable exports up 52.5pc year on year
  • Fujian Quanzhou January import value from Taiwan rises 201.16pc
  • Port of Charleston to handle Sinomax bedding for US southeast operations
  • Philadelphia box volume flat, but overall cargo increases 10.4pc in 2012
  • Mombasa's port congestion to be eased by APMT inland container depot
  • DHL launches direct LCL services from India to Poland and Brazil
  • ICAO seeks an end to lithium-ion battery shipments on passenger flights
  • Airbus drops lithium, recycles nickel batteries for its A350XWB
  • AA and US Airways to become world's biggest in US$11 billion merger
  • US military air charter line, Global Aviation, emerges from bankruptcy
  • United Continental's consolidated traffic increases 0.9pc in January
  • DSV Air & Sea starts express service, but limited to UK-north Continent
  • AirBridgeCargo Airlines starts charter flights from Frankfurt to Sochi

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • BTL commences Karaikal-Colombo feeder service
  • Conquest 2013 Conference & Northern India Multimodal Logistics Awards hold the industry s complete attention on Feb. 13
  • Multimodal Logistics Awards 2013
  • Basmati exports may fall due to high domestic price
  • DP World takes steps to clear backlog at Vallarpadam ICTT
  • KPT adjudged Sea Port of the Year for Non-Containerised Cargo
  • Incentives may boost exports in future: Commerce Secy
  • Supreme Court stays Gujarat High Court order on Mundra SEZ
  • Uptrend in exports may continue on positive US economy: Fieo
  • Quick Take
  • Veterans National Badminton Championship commencing tomorrow
  • Korean PPG member successfully transports crane barges to Hong Kong
  • Multitrade Spain awarded metro car movement to Panama
  • Wijngaard Natie Logistics NV appointed CEE member in Antwerp

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Saudia Cargo increases February freighter capacity from Nairobi to Amsterdam
    Saudia Cargo is to operate a series of four extra freighter flights from Nairobi to Amsterdam to meet extra demand for flowers in the traditionally busy month of February. The extr...
  • Air cargo volume increases in Sofia and Samara
    While many European airports saw a considerable decrease in cargo volumes last year, the airport in the Bulgarian capital Sofia maintained its stability and processed 16,249 t of c...
  • New commercial manager at TIP Services
    TIP Services, a leasing and finance company for the logistics industry and an affiliate of GE Equipment Services, has appointed a new commercial head for Germany and Austria. Olive...
  • DB and SNCF table proposals for rail industry alliance
    The president of the French state railway SNCF, Guillaume Pepy, and Deutsche Bahn's chairman of the board, Dr Rüdiger Grube, tabled a joint outlook for the railway in Europe at a r...
  • Fuso: global sales increase 18%
    Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, increased its global sales (including international markets an...
  • Russian Railways Logistics to become Olympic Games consignee
    Russian Railways Logistics (RZDL), the subsidiary of Russian Railways Holding, is to become an Olympic consignee ahead of the 2014 World Winter Olympic Games to be held in Sochi (R...
  • MAN Commercial Vehicles delivered fewer trucks
    The commercial vehicle sector was hit by the economic downturn in 2012. Germany's MAN Truck & Bus reported that its orders fell by 4% to EUR 9.2 billion last year. At MAN Latin...
  • Americold appoints new chief operating officer
    Americold, a supplier of temperature controlled warehousing and logistics services to the food industry, has installed Fred Boehler as its executive vice-president and chief operat...
  • Gebrüder Weiss expanding in Georgia
    The Austrian transport and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss (GW) now offers a new direct groupage connection from Passau (Germany) to Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia. The regular t...
  • DSV acquires Seatainers Group
    DSV, a Denmark-based global supplier of transport and logistics solutions, recently signed an agreement to acquire the entire share capital of Seatainers Group A/S. The service por...
  • Big US marriage finalized
    Valentine's day saw the birth of the biggest airline worldwide. Dallas (TX)-based American Airlines, a subsidiary of the AMR Coporation that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protect...
  • Maersk Line suspends AE-9 service
    According to the analyst Alphaliner, the Danish shipping line Maersk has suspended the AE-9 service between Asia and Europe just seven weeks after it was reactivated. The last sail...
  • Port of Malmo sees increase in volumes
    Copenhagen Malmö Port (CMP)'s volumes in Malmo (Sweden) increased by 12% to 8.8 million t in 2012. The dramatic rise is due to growth in vehicle imports, ferry traffic to Germany a...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Streeter steps down at GulfMark Offshore
  • Carnival Triumph towed to BAE Ship Repair
  • Ship repairers brace for Navy contract cancelations
  • Parker to take $15.8 million FCPA-related charge
  • AMSEC employee wins ship repair safety award
  • Esri looks to expand ocean industry use of GIS
  • India mandates anti-piracy CCTV
  • DFDS gives final nod for RO/RO deal with P+S Werften
  • Federal judge accepts Transocean guilty plea

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Port of Bellingham establishes business relocation info web site
  • US rail freight numbers mixed bag for January
  • DOT plans to create freight advisory committee
  • Port of Everett earns Standard & Poor's A- rating
  • VT Halter Marine nets order for new articulated tug barge

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Q&A: Watson, Farley & Williams partner Madeline Leong
    Collaborations between People's Republic of China and offshore commercial banks mark a growing trend
  • Tanker pools with Unipec to boost Genmar growth
    Other owners in 'active discussions' as Unique Tankers begins trading
  • Chinese economy hits recovery mode
    Exports in January were up 25% on the year before, while imports jumped 28.8%
  • China consolidates role as global financier
    But some policies hold back growth, several experts warn
  • Kepco awards $2bn charters
    South Korean quartet share long-term deals
  • Unstoppable Unipec
    Chinese charterers poised to exert even greater influence over VLCC spot market in 2013
  • Burma to China pipeline will cut into VLCC demand
    Pipeline will reduce tonne-miles for cargoes from Middle East and West Africa
  • Waiting for leadership
    Needed: more urgency to fix problems from China's shipping companies
  • Curling up with the Year of the Snake
    So what do the stars have in store for some of the major container carriers?
  • China's high hopes help bulk up dry cargo sector
    Nation is driving dry bulk demand and competing internationally for work
  • Höegh LNG buoyant on future demand
    Improving FSRU market main driver for company growth
  • Thoresen Thai narrows losses
    Shipping unit increases revenue, cuts operating costs
  • Ocean carriers pin hopes on peak season
    The jury is still out on the prospects for a traditional seasonal surge in the Asia-Europe trade lane
  • Owners count the costs as China goes offline for lunar new year
    Shipping industry's health remains tethered to nation's moderating pace of growth
  • Look to Asia's box lines for post-crisis strategies
    Major shipping companies are jockeying for position in anticipation of still distant market turnaround

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • SCI's profits shattered
    INDIA'S government-run SCI plunged from profits to net losses in its October-December 2012 quarter
  • More German fire sales warned ahead
    FIRE SALES of distressed German tonnage went up and up last year with no end in sight this year, a KG fund analyst from Hamburg warned today
  • OSG seeks to sell tankers
    OVERSEAS Shipholding Group has asked a bankruptcy judge to approve sale procedures for three older tankers, marking the company's first move to shed owned tonnage
  • Varun's shares slip after three arrests
    VARUN Shipping's shares today slipped 7% to a 52-week low following the arrest of three of its ships
  • Pirates appeal sentences
    PIRATES who tried to hijack an MOL tanker off Oman were today reported to have appealed their 10-year prison sentence in Tokyo
  • Rio and MOL sign 20-year iron ore deal
    RIO TINTO was reported today to have signed a 20-year contract under which Japan's MOL would transport iron ore from Australia to China
  • Höegh LNG reverses losses
    A DIVIDEND is planned by Höegh LNG Holdings, which today reported turning quarterly losses into profits and said it plans a major change in corporate structure
  • DFDS ro-ro plans progress
    DANISH shipping group DFDS today said all contractual hurdles have been cleared for the resumption of two newbuilding projects at Germany's P+S Shipyards
  • LB box imports jump
    INVENTORY stocking in the run-up to the Chinese New Year caused Long Beach's box volumes to surge in January
  • Mermaid swings to profits
    MERMAID Maritime subsea business was key in reversing losses into profits during its quarter ended 31 December 2012
  • German owners take anti-tax battle to Berlin
    PLANS FOR a summit in Berlin next week are today fuelling fresh hope that a crippling insurance tax on charter-hire pools in Germany can be averted
  • LCH Clearnet defies slump
    LCH CLEARNET, the international clearinghouse for financial transactions, said today operating profits and revenues rose sharply in 2012
  • 5 sought in fatal collision on Yangtze River
    THREE passengers have been killed and five others have been missing for three days since a ferry collision in China
  • TTA cuts three-quarters of losses
    TTA SAID today it cut three-quarters of its losses for its first quarter, year on year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Port Workers vs. Gun Owners: A Double Standard?
    The National Rifle Association's refusal to support background checks is befuddling given that more than 2 million transportation workers already are required to get them for employment. This mandate was required by three laws signed by President George W. Bush and supported by a majority of Republicans in the House...
  • Partnership Created to Support McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has signed a strategic partnership agreement with the Arkansas Oklahoma Port Operators Association to ensure the continued viability of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System and to identify opportunities for future develop and modernization initiatives. Michael J. Teague, colonel and commander of the Tulsa, Okla.,...
  • TransCore DAT Freight Index Shows 'Robust' January
    The TransCore DAT North American Freight Index rose 42 percent year-over-year in January, the highest-ever volume for that month. Freight volume was "unusually robust" for the season, exceeding December 2012 levels by 24 percent. It is the first time since the index began when freight availability increased from December to January....
  • Florida to Reduce Regulatory Burdens on Trucks
    The Florida Department of Transportation has implemented administrative rule changes to reduce the regulatory burdens on trucks, according to the state's Gov. Richard Lynn Scott. The changes will increase the maximum gross vehicle weight allowed for sealed containerized cargo units from 95,000 pounds to 100,000 pounds, streamline the permitting process for...
  • USDOT Establishes National Freight Advisory Committee
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has established a National Freight Advisory Committee to provide recommendations aimed at improving the national freight transportation system. The recent transportation bill, Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century, or MAP-21, signed by President Obama in July 2012, established a national freight policy and called for...
  • Container Volume Up at Port of Virginia in January
    The Port of Virginia handled 158,766 20-foot-equivalent units in January, increasing 4,466 TEUs or 2.9 percent from 154,300 in January 2012. The month's container total was 90,900 units, and the general cargo tonnage (including container and breakbulk) was 1.4 million tons. Rail volume was also up 10 percent for the month, said...
  • Productivity Decline Leads to Portland Rent Rebates
    The Portland Port Commission approved a $3.7 million partial rent rebate program to reimburse terminal operator ICTSI Oregon for continuing losses due to productivity declines from a labor disruption last year. ICTSI manages Portland's container facility, Terminal 6. Since last summer, the International Longshore and Warehouse Union has been battling for...
  • OIA Global Acquires Paccess's Materials Sourcing Unit
    OIA Global has assumed the majority of assets and liabilities of Paccess's materials sourcing division, based in Portland, Ore. "We're going to staff accordingly and will be increasing our overall work force by more than 10 percent throughout our worldwide network in the next 30 days," said Charlie Hornecker, CEO of...
  • UPS Freight to Expand Truckload Business
    Less-than-truckload carrier UPS Freight will expand its full truckload business in 2013 as changing shipping patterns and tight capacity at traditional truckload operators spur more intramodal shift, President Jack Holmes said. "Retailers that over the last couple of years have really challenged themselves on the supply chain have gone from heavy...
  • South Carolina Drayage Program Fueled With More Funds
    The port truck replacement program run by the South Carolina Ports Authority has received $145,000 in additional federal grant funding to help further reduce air emissions across the Charleston area. Launched in the fall of 2011, the port authority's truck program provides truck owners who are frequent users of the...
  • Seattle Votes 'No' on Drayage Drivers Bill
    The Seattle Port Commission Thursday voted to oppose a bill before the Washington State Legislature that would require the port to employ drayage truck drivers. The intent of the bill is to make it easier for unions such as the Teamsters to organize harbor truck drivers in Seattle by making them...
  • SCFI: Trans-Pacific Outperforming Asia-Europe
    The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index was not published today due to the Chinese New Year, but despite some buoyancy in the trans-Pacific market analysts are downbeat on the prospect of rate increases once the SCFI resumes publishing next Friday, Feb. 22. Trans-Pacific Rates Outperforming Asia-Europe West Coast and Europe Week-to-Week Percentage...
  • US Transport Agencies Boost Funding Allocations This Year
    U.S. federal, state and local transportation departments of transportation have so far allocated $7 billion in federal funds during fiscal year 2013, which began Oct. 1, 2012, according to an analysis of Federal Highway Administration data by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association. The funds represent an increase of 56...
  • WCI: Eastbound Trans-Atlantic Rates Slip
    Trans-Atlantic eastbound rates slipped marginally this week while westbound rates were flat, according to the Thursday release of the World Container Index. World Container Index Rates Between New York and RotterdamSource: WCI For a larger version of the chart, click on the image. Rates from New York to Rotterdam slipped $15, or 0.7...
  • USDA Proposes Changes to Plant Import Regulations
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service has proposed to update and streamline its regulations involving the importation of plants for planting. Some of the proposed changes include requiring permits for the importation of certain coated or pelleted seeds, and providing for an alternate additional declaration on...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Shipping Corp of India reports $24m nine-month loss
    Shipping Corp of India reported a loss of Rs1.3bn ($23.9m) for the first nine months of its 2012 financial year, hit by losses in its dry bulk and tanker segments.However, ...
  • MOL extends presence in Burma
    Mitsui OSK Line has set up a unit in Burma after being granted a permanent business licence from the government's Directorate of Investment and Company Administration. ...
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine doubles annual loss to $922m
    Hyundai Merchant Marine is expected to double net losses for 2012 to Won1trn ($922m) against Won473bn in the previous year, despite a fleeting improvement in the ...
  • Emma cargo owners await GA decision
  • Eurozone economy shrinks by 0.6%
    The economy of the 17 nation eurozone contracted by a worse-than-expected 0.6% in the final three months of 2012 - the biggest fall since the beginning of 2009 ...
  • LA / LB numbers show the way
    The San Pedro Bay ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach started the year on a high with a 5% jump in throughput in January, compared with the same month of 2011.Meanwhile, ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • OSG's golden handcuffs
    Bonuses will likely become a key component of a programme designed to aid Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) in a battle to retain top talent on the back of a bankruptcy filing in the US, TradeWinds has learned.
  • Today in tankers
    Nordic American Tankers appears to have lined up charters for two suezmaxes that trade in the spot market.
  • RBS trims another 'tree'
    Cyprus Maritime of Greece has been linked to the acquisition of another aframax tanker that used to trade with BP Shipping.
  • OSG plots purge
    Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has asked a US bankruptcy court for permission to sell two VLCCs and a medium-range products tanker.
  • Fortuna refloated
    A Norwegian cargoship that grounded off Denmark on Tuesday has been towed into port.
  • Blinded by the light
    Heidmar has poached another Phoenix Energy Navigation tanker from Overseas Shipholding Group's (OSG's) Aframax International (AI) pool.
  • OSV bashed up
    A Spanish offshore support vessel has been damaged after hitting a breakwater in Scotland.
  • Finnlines's tip-off
    Finnish owner Finnlines has revealed it discovered a cargo of tank spare parts destined for Syria during a cargo check in Antwerp last month.
  • Trumping judgments
    We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
  • Havila in the money
    Havila Shipping has entered into a pair of long-term charter contracts worth a combined NOK 1bn ($180m).
  • ST bags barge job
    ST Engineering has bagged an order for an articulated tug barge from a US owner with an option to build an additional vessel.
  • Sado edges up profit
    Japan's Sado Steam Ship has beaten its own profit forecast for 2012.
  • Syrian shipment halted
    Finland's customs service has revealed it confiscated military spare parts on a Finnlines ship it claimed were destined for Syria.
  • He's number one again
    Fredriksen shifts a gear to take title of top owner of ships on order with 76 vessels on the way.
  • MOL clinches cape coup
    Japan's Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) has tied up a 20-year deal to carry iron ore for mining giant Rio Tinto.
  • Bharati battered
    India's Bharati Shipyard has fallen to a loss in the first nine months as revenue was slashed.
  • Losses lessen for TTA
    Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) has reduced its first quarter loss despite bulker rates falling.
  • DFDS resurrects order
    Denmark's DFDS has confirmed it will take delivery of two ro-ro vessels cancelled last year at bankrupt German yard P+S Werften.
  • Hoegh set for MLP
    Hoegh LNG looks set to be the next LNG player to adopt a Master Limited Partnership (MLP) structure.
  • Clearnet clears more
    FFA clearing house LCH.Clearnet has posted a big jump in 2012 earnings as volumes grew.
  • Exmar seals LPG orders
    The Exmar and Teekay joint venture Exmar LPG has ordered up to eight medium-sized gas carriers at Hanjin Heavy Industries.
  • TUI bruised by cruise
    Expansion costs have pushed the cruiseship operations of Germany's TUI further into the red in its first quarter.
  • LNG turmoil hits rates
    Supply disruptions in Egypt and Nigeria will curb LNG carrier rates, according to DNB Markets.
  • HMM worse than feared
    Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) has slipped to a worse than expected operating loss of W167bn ($155m) in the fourth quarter.
  • Emma boxes shifted
    Maersk Line has employed three containerships to deliver containers removed from the damaged Emma Maersk.
  • ISC prices share sale
    International Shipholding Corp (ISC) looks set to raise $25m from a public share offering, the company has confirmed.
  • Streeter calls time
    Bruce Streeter is to stand down as chief executive of US offshore vessel operator GulfMark Offshore.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • McQuilling forecasts record bunker price in 2013
    The firm predicts the average cost of IFO 380 fuel oil worldwide will be $690 per metric ton this year compared to $672 per ton in 2012. The actual price in 2012 was higher than its forecast last year, which was $650 per ton.
  • Long Beach volume jumps in January
  • OIA Global builds up sourcing division
  • DSV to buy Seatainers
  • CEVA opens Jacksonville logistics center
  • DOT creates freight advisory panel
    The department seeks industry stakeholders to sit on a new National Freight Advisory Committee tasked with making recommendations to improve the freight transportation system.
  • U.S. sugar reform bill proposed in both houses
  • FMC rule could allow foreign NVOs to enter NRAs
    The commission is expected to publish the proposed rule in the Federal Register early next week. There will be a 60-day comment period.
  • EU, U.S. strive for trade deal
    Forming the talks from recommendations from the U.S.-EU High Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth, parties from both nations will try to hammer out a Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership.

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 15, 2013
  • Bunker prices in the Americas end the week on mixed note
    Demand was slow across the Americas, local players told Bunkerworld.
  • DNV executive questions prices of HFO and distillates always moving in tandem
    Managing Director uncertain if assumption for future price development of HFO vs distillate fuels is realistic.
  • Oil spill confirmed following barge collision on Mississippi River
    Vessels in area instructed to slow down but waterway remains open to shipping.
  • Avails tight while prices drop in Fujairah
    Earliest deliveries possible from February 23.
  • Tight avails in Hamburg while prices soften in Rotterdam
    Congestion reported at Gibraltar.
  • Russian energy giant hoping to triple bunker sales
    Company reports increased 2012 bunker sales and aims for much bigger market share by 2025.
  • LNG bunkering likely to 'top agenda' at Europort
    Interest in the emerging LNG bunkering market will be strong.
  • Korean shipping firm starts to wind down
    Firm has been redelivering most chartered vessels back to owners.
  • ARA stocks climb on weak demand
    Weak buying interest seen from Asia.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks hit three-week low
    Distillates also down to 12-week low.
  • Bunker prices in Asia slide
    Singapore's benchmark 380 cSt fuel dipped $1.50 to average at $661 pmt.
  • Moves underway to establish body for LNG bunkering
    New body generating interest from industry.
  • Rolls-Royce announces rise in profit
    Profit growth recorded across all business segments, including marine.
  • Arctic BC shipping emissions '90% higher' than prevailing estimates
    Revised estimates of black carbon emissions from shipping presented to IMO met with scepticism.
  • Wilhelmsen's operating profits soar 48%
    Strong first half year helped boost company's bottom line.
  • Lift ban on using LNG for inland shipping, says EFIP
    'Lifting this ban is probably the most urgent policy measure to take,' says ports' body.
  • Navy resupply programme 'could save millions' on fuel bill
    Programme could save US Navy millions of dollars in bunker costs.
  • Sales drop as high prices make Singapore market uncompetitive
    Drop off in January sales comes as little surprise to traders.
  • Lukoil building new diesel unit
    Company wants to boost ultra-low sulphur diesel output to cope with rising foreign demand.

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