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February 20, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Cargo diverts to USWC until USEC longshore contract is ratified by ILA
  • SITC to start 2 intra-Asia services, including one loop with 'K'Line
  • CSAV to order 7 Samsung 9,000-TEU ships, with options to take 7 more
  • Korean shipping lines team up to offer new Korea-HK-Indonesia service
  • Bengal Tiger Line starts Karaikal (SE India) to Colombo box service
  • Egyptian troops block death sentence protesters from closing Suez Canal
  • Jiaxing container feeder terminal boxes bulk, January volume up 255pc
  • Hefei boxes up 42pc, to spend US$160 million on waterways in 2013
  • Tankers suffer overcapacity as low OECD oil use dogs global economy
  • Jiangsu low-tariff scheme import value exceeds US$1.3 billion in 2012
  • Charleston wins US$145,000 more federal funding for truck replacement
  • Logistics veteran Slotten joins Globe Express to boost growth worldwide
  • CN abandons feasibility study of rail line in Quebec-Labrador range
  • Big oil, major carriers fund Somalian UN job creation to dampen piracy
  • PPG to hold over-sized project cargo management training in Shanghai
  • Iberia strike to disrupt 1,400 flights, but cargo escapes worst of it
  • Nippon Express buys Italian cargo firm to boost role in fashion trade
  • Korean Air to boost flights to the Americas, Japan this summer season
  • Union blasts FAA's cost-benefit data that claims fatigue rule too costly

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Caravel Logistics is NVOCC of the Year
  • Dry bulk vessels unable to cover costs
  • GAC named Outstanding Logistics Service Provider by key customer
  • INSA-Pre-Budget Memorandum-2013-14 Direct Tax Proposals
  • Kandla Port commissions RAS Infraport-operated berth 13
  • Kandla Port surpasses last fiscal s throughput with more than a month to go
  • Logistics industry faces acute manpower shortage
  • Russia may lift import duty on grains

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • South African carrier takes delivery of ex-TNT Airways Bae freighter
    Fair Aviation, based at Johannesburg's Lanseria aiport (South Africa), recently took delivery of its first ex-TNT Airways Bae 146-200(QT) freighter. The charter and ACMI specialist...
  • Loan for new rail terminal in Moldova
    The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is lending USD 12 million to Danube Logistics, the owner and operator of Giurgiulesti International Free Port, to financ...
  • DAF expects Europe's heavy trucks market to rise
    With a market share of 16%, DAF strengthened its position in the European heavy truck market in 2012 (2011: 15.5%) and is now the second largest truck brand in the Netherlands, Bel...
  • Pan-European toll charge calculator
    DKV Euro Service now offers a tool for calculating toll charges for trucks throughout Europe. The calculator takes into account all of Europe's road pricing systems, including the ...
  • North Carolina Ports Agency names acting executive director
    The North Carolina State Ports Authority (USA) appointed Jeff Miles as new acting executive director, effective immediately. Miles joined the authority in 2005 as chief operating o...
  • CSX returns American Red Cross response trucks
    When the American Red Cross needed to return the emergency response vehicles (ERVs) used in superstorm Sandy to home chapters across the country, the agency turned to CSX and other...
  • Bahrain Air files for liquidation
    "Today is a sad day for all Bahrain Air shareholders and employees" - with these words, the Middle Eastern airline declared bankruptcy on 12 February 2013, citing finan...
  • Röhlig growing despite difficult economic climate
    Röhlig, an owner-managed global logistics company based in Bremen (Germany), has announced its provisional business results for 2012. The ocean and air freight service provider pos...
  • Militzer & Münch deepens footprint in Indian subcontinent
    Militzer & Münch, a global transport and logistics service provider based in St Gallen (Switzerland), has augmented its worldwide network by the addition of three important loc...
  • UPS and Jabil to provide global reverse logistics services
    The US integrator UPS has formed a strategic collaboration with Jabil Circuit Inc. UPS's logistics and distribution business unit and Jabil Aftermarket Services will provide optimi...
  • AF-KL-MP Cargo launches new 15-25'C product for pharmaceuticals
    Air France KLM Martinair Cargo recently launched a new product called "Variation Pharma Control 15-25'C". It is meant for temperature sensitive pharmac...
  • Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach post record results in January
    Los Angeles and Long Beach, the USA's two largest ports, together noted a 5% rise in import container handling and 1% growth on the export side in January this year. California's p...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • BP prepares for Deepwater Horizon civil liability trial
  • Bollinger VP honored as Safety Professional of the Year
  • Seabourn in discussions with shipyards on newbuild
  • Bahri takes delivery of first of six RoCon vessels
  • American Club manager adds to team
  • Bangladesh shipbuilder delivers ferry to Danish owner
  • Fuel oil leak was source of Carnival Triumph fire

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Port association executive responds to President's speech
  • Millions in DOT grants headed to 11 universities
  • Port of Anacortes marina to accept liveaboard applications
  • Inchcape Shipping Services warns of labor woes in Spain
  • Port of Vancouver, USA schedules Commission Forum

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Evitt to head new V.Ships cell created in pact with Costamare
    Former InterManager president 'jumped at' new role in Greece
  • China shipbuilding begins to embrace construction mortgages
    A rising number of Chinese shipyards are starting to secure their borrowings
  • CSAV eyes wide-beam boxships
    Chile-based carrier eyes South Korea orders after capacity cutbacks
  • Paragon ties up debt restructuring with banks
    Dry bulk owner wins gentler repayment schedule and posts fourth-quarter profit
  • Russian antitrust probe targets at least 12 box lines
    Investigators raid major players' Moscow and St Petersburg offices
  • Seafrance acquisition will raise cross-Channel freight and passenger prices
    Brussels reveals initial findings of Eurotunnel takeover probe
  • Shipping crisis threatens German banking system, Bundesbank warns
    Quarter of Commerzbank shipping book now graded high risk
  • OSG reports $20m pre-tax losses for first six weeks of bankruptcy
    Tax liability 'undeterminable at this stage', company confirms
  • Overseas Shipholding Group seeks permission to sell three older tankers
    Firm seeks more time to file reorganisation plan but reports 'good progress'
  • Diana Containerships scoops Hanjin panamax for $22m
    Hanjin Malta comes to Greek owner with three-year charter-back deal
  • Italy's banks ditch tankers and dry bulk to back cruise and offshore deals
    Private equity has yet to take off as established players cut their shipping exposure
  • Ex-seafarers feel careers in law and insurance are beyond their reach
    Job survey finds that those who come ashore are misinformed about pay and prospects
  • Shell books bargain price product tanker
    Energy major presses on with long-term charter deals
  • Credit default insurer's windfall payment plugs Navios revenue gap
    Frangou-led dry bulk owner maintains steady dividend payouts
  • Could Obama's bucket of cash benefit shipping?
    The US president has announced a Partnership to Rebuild America, but the role of private capital has been left vague
  • Oil on troubled waters
    Brussels has declared that Iran sanctions do not apply to bunker fuels
  • Vale declares force majeure after rain shuts Mozambique rail link
    Maputo must upgrade its infrastructure to support growth in coking coal exports
  • Quarter of Commerzbank shipping loans are high risk, says finance chief
    Bank's shipping book falls 10% between third and fourth quarters
  • Caribbean aframaxes enjoy time in the sun
    Players report highest earnings this year so far
  • Golden Bric road
    The World Bank's finance arm is stepping up lending to emerging markets' maritime sector
  • Red alert
    German banks are more exposed to shipping than to struggling eurozone countries' debts
  • German banks are overexposed to shipping, warns Bundesbank
    Financiers on the hook for $134bn are 'getting into a tough fairway'
  • Golden Ocean cancels its last three capesizes at Jinhai
    Decision belies Fredriksen firm's strong fourth-quarter performance

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Siem giving losses the slip
    SPECIALISED reefer ship operator Siem Shipping has started the year on a strong note after almost breaking even last year
  • Payout buoys Navios
    NAVIOS Holdings today reported a one-off surge in quarterly profits from a lump-sum insurance settlement, but its drybulk rates have plummeted
  • OSG plan months away
    BANKRUPT OSG is seeking a multimonth deadline extension for its restructuring and has revealed new operating and cashflow information
  • Carnival sells three oldies
    CARNVIAL Corp luxury brand Seabourn said today that it has sold its three oldest ships to Xanterra Parks & Resorts and that it is planning a newbuilding
  • Liner capacity glut seen extending
    BOX SHIP utilisation on the key Far East/Europe westbound route has been forecast to remain poor this year, despite vessel lay-ups
  • FreeSeas remains listed
    HANDYSIZE specialist FreeSeas confirmed today it will continue to be publically traded on NASDAQ after it switched market platforms
  • EC guidelines quashed early
    THE EC said today it will drop antitrust guidelines that it adopted in July 2008 so shipping could adapt to the liner conference system's demise
  • Migrant bodies said thrown off sinking vessel
    FIFTEEN survivors were still in a Sri Lankan hospital today recovering from a migrant smuggling attempt in which 98 dead were said to have been thrown overboard
  • Eurotunnel challenges competition findings
    CHANNEL tunnel operator Eurotunnel said today it plans to challenge UK Competition Commission findings
  • Singapore's Jason Marine adds offshore unit
    SINGAPORE-listed marine communications provider Jason Marine said it has set up wholly owned subsidiary Jason Energy for the offshore oil and gas segment
  • Fujian group plans 1.5Bn yuan investment
    CHINA'S Fujian Provincial Communication Transportation said today it plans a 1.5Bn yuan ($239M) investment in its port and marine shipping businesses

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Late New Year Distorts HKIA's January Performance
    Hong Kong International Airport saw cargo volumes surge in January but the true state of air freight demand ex Asia will not become clear until March due to the distorting impact of the Chinese New Year holidays. HKIA's tonnage increased 21.2 percent to 334,000 metric tons last month as year-on-year volumes...
  • Hong Kong Trade Volumes Fell in January
    Hong Kong's Census and Statistics Department today reported the volume of Hong Kong's total exports of goods in December 2012 jumped 13.9 percent, while the volume of imports of goods fell 11.0 percent. The monthly prices of exports of goods inched up 0.7 percent, and the prices of imports of goods...
  • Trucking Industry Started 2013 'With a Bang,' ATA Says
    The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index rose 2.9 percent in January, after increasing 2.4 percent in December 2012. Tonnage has jumped at least 2.4 percent every month since November 2012, gaining a total of 9.1 percent over that period. As a result, the index equaled 125.2...
  • Charleston's Container Volume Rose 7.7 Percent in January
    The South Carolina Ports Authority reported that the Port of Charleston's container volume was 121,286 20-foot-equivalent units in January, rising 7.7 percent year-over-year. Container volume for the first seven months of the fiscal year increased more than 11 percent to 892,487 TEUs handled from July 2012 to January 2013, up from...
  • Air Transport Services Group Appoints Lichte to Board of Directors
    Air Transport Services Group has named Arthur J. Lichte to its board of directors. Lichte, 63, was commander of the Air Mobility Command at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois when he retired on Jan. 1, 2010, as a four-star general after 38 years of service. He previously served as assistant...
  • Pacific Imperial Railroad Upgrading Desert Line
    Pacific Imperial Railroad has been engaging partners to upgrade its Desert Line freight operations in San Diego. In December 2012, the Delaware corporation signed a 99-year lease with the San Diego and Arizona Eastern Railway Company and the San Diego Metropolitan Transit Development Board to operate the Desert Line, which provides...
  • Motor Carriers Binging on Reefers
    A lackluster outlook for the U.S. trucking industry hasn't stopped traditional dry van operations from expanding into refrigerated business. Roadrunner Transportation and Celadon Trucking Services are among the carriers that acquired reefer operators in 2012 and are ready to continue the expansion. "Last year, we had a total of nine acquisitions,...
  • Freight Industry Braces for Sequestration
    Whether or not the so-called sequestration takes effect March 1, the message to the trade and transportation community is clear: Expect more bumps and prepare for cuts. The nation's fiscal tightening threatens not only freight-related transportation programs but also general commerce, particularly shippers and carriers involved in military contracting. Even if...
  • Panther Appoints Schneeberger President, CEO
    Panther Expedited Services has appointed R. Louis Schneeberger as president and CEO and Edward R. Wadel as chief operating officer. Andrew C. Clarke, Panther's president and CEO since 2007, has resigned from the Arkansas Best Corporation subsidiary. Schneeberger joined Panther in 2010 as CFO and treasurer. He previously served as CFO for...
  • Port Logistics Group, Tagsys Test RFID Tracking
    Port Logistics Group and Tagsys RFID are testing radio-frequency identification in pilot programs for customers at Port Logistics Group's Los Angeles/Long Beach and New York/New Jersey gateways in the first quarter of 2013. The companies said they will partner on development and deployment of Tagsys RFID solutions, integrated with Port Logistics...
  • USA Truck Names Simone President, CEO
    USA Truck has appointed John Simone as president and CEO, as well as a member of the board of directors. Former CEO Cliff Beckham has returned to his previous role as the company's executive vice president and CFO, which he previously held from 2002 to 2007. Simone has more than 30 years...
  • Etihad Cargo's January Tonnage Hit Record High
    Etihad Cargo reported tonnage in January was 32,613 metric tons, rising 27 percent from 25,600 metric tons in January 2012. The gain was primarily driven by increased demand into and out of China and India, said Kevin Knight, Etihad Airways' chief strategy and planning officer, in a written statement. The company's...
  • FedEx Targets E-Commerce Market
    FedEx has launched a new Web-based tool, fedex.com Integration Manager, to serve the e-commerce industry. The company says the new tool is intended to help business owners who manage multiple stores online simplify the shipping process. FedEx small business customers can enter their e-commerce providers' account information once, and fedex.com Integration Manager...
  • Con-way Launches US-Mexico Intermodal Service
    Two Con-way Inc. subsidiaries are launching a new intermodal service focused on U.S.-Mexico trade. "With changing global trade patterns and the rise in near-sourcing, Mexico is increasingly a location of choice for manufacturing and distribution," said Saul Gonzalez, president of Con-way Truckload, in a written statement. The Con-way unit already operates...
  • Trucking Acquisitions Expand Dependable
    Business is perking up for Dependable Companies. The Los Angeles-based transportation and logistics company recently acquired two trucking-related businesses in Southern California, and is shopping around for more. Dependable purchased C.A.N. Transport, a drayage company in Carson, Calif., and Atlant USA, a Compton, Calif.-based distribution firm. The acquisitions are Dependable's first...
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Hike North America-Latin America Rates
    Hapag-Lloyd will hike rates for all cargo and container types on its trade from North America to Latin America, effective April 1. From the U.S. and Canada's east coast to Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean and east and west coasts of South America, the increase will be $150 per 20-foot container...
  • Canadian National Appoints Vena EVP, Chief Operating Officer
    Canadian National has appointed Jim Vena as executive vice president and chief operating officer, according to Claude Mongeau, CN's president and CEO. Vena, 54, will be based in Montreal. Replacing him as senior vice president of the southern region in Homewood, Ill., will be Jeff Liepelt, 53, who is currently senior...
  • Norfolk Southern Names Nesbitt, Thompson as Directors
    Martin H. Nesbitt.John R. Thompson.Norfolk Southern has elected Martin H. Nesbitt and John R. Thompson as directors, according to Wick Moorman, chairman and CEO. Nesbitt has been appointed to the audit and finance committees, and Thompson has been appointed to the audit and governance and nominating committees. Nesbitt, 50, of Chicago, is...
  • Suddenly Seeking Solutions
    A few weeks ago an intermodal executive asked me a question to the effect of, "Where should we be headed?" As I talked out my answer and the rationale, it occurred to me that on the surface I sounded cringingly mundane, my observation the type that could have been made...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • US shippers still have east coast concerns
    A large US clothing retailer contact of New York-based analyst Scott Group and Ed Wolfe is continuing to divert its imports via Los Angeles and Long Beach until ...
  • Suez transits 16% down in January
    The number of ships using the Suez Canal declined by 15.9% in January, compared to the same month of 2011, to 248 vessels with toll revenue falling ...
  • Maersk goes Chile on China
    When it opens in December, Maersk Container Industry (MCI) San Antonio will be the first factory outside China producing insulated reefer containers. Currently, ...
  • German twin ports box volumes show 3.4% rise for 2012
  • CSAV moves towards more boxship ownership
    Chilean ocean carrier CSAV has signed a letter of intent with South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries [SHI] for 7 x 9,000 teu wide-beamed containerships ...
  • Emma Maersk: update
    Giant containership "Emma"

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Go big or go home
    Diana Containerships will likely rely on bank debt to fund ship acquisitions if it continues to expand its liner fleet in the months to come, management told investors Tuesday.
  • Crowley tipped as buyer
    Crowley Maritime Services is rumoured to be behind a potential order for up to four product tankers at US compatriot Aker Philadelphia Shipyard (APS).
  • Greek swung STX axe
    Dilek Shipping of Greece is believed to be the owner behind a double bulker cancellation at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding last week.
  • FREE buys more time
    FreeSeas appears to be gaining ground in the fight to keep its public listing alive.
  • Khan quits DVB
    DVB is braced for its second big-name departure in a couple of weeks.
  • Dry deliveries drop
    Bulker newbuilding deliveries came down by one third in January offering hope for the depressed market.
  • Box Ships banks more
    US-listed Box Ships has pumped up profit in the fourth quarter as its containership fleet expanded.
  • PSV "used in attacks"
    A supply ship hijacked off Nigeria has been used by pirates to kidnap crew from two others ships, security experts believe.
  • Seabourn in fleet revamp
    Carnival Corp offshoot Seabourn is on the verge on ordering a new vessel after agreeing to sell its original three cruiseships as part of the ongoing modernisation of its fleet.
  • Palios in action again
    Simeon Palios has continued his acquisition activity with his Diana Containerships today laying down $22m for a Hanjin vessel.
  • Default cash boosts Navios
    An insurance pay-out on charter defaults has sent profit rocketing at Greek bulker owner Navios Maritime Holdings.
  • Penguin marches on
    Penguin International has seen a bounce in its fourth quarter earnings as revenue rose across the board.
  • Evitt back at V.Ships
    Alastair Evitt is returning to V.Ships to head up its Greek business.
  • Paragon seals debt deal
    Greek bulker owner Paragon Shipping has finalised debt restructuring that will chop $44m off repayments this year.
  • EU puts trust in shipping
    The European Commission (EC) will allow maritime anti-trust rules to expire as they're "no longer needed."
  • Plan to let Rena rest
    A proposal to leave part of the wrecked Costamare containership Rena in place off New Zealand has received a mixed reaction from local residents.
  • Eurotunnel deal in doubt?
    The UK's competition watchdog has said Eurotunnel's purchase of former SeaFrance ferries could raise prices for customers.
  • Tanker in French clash
    A French tanker has been damaged in a collision with a fishing boat off Le Havre.
  • How deep will GOGL cut?
    Golden Ocean's latest newbuilding cull has been welcomed in the market but there is some debate as to how many of its remaining orders will survive the cut.
  • Nordic books $5m loss
    Denmark's Nordic Shipholding is to book a loss of $5m from repaying debt to Clipper Group.
  • Russia raids box lines
    Russian authorities have raided the officers of 13 container lines as part of a probe into possible price-fixing.
  • BWO sees reversal
    BW Offshore has seen a reversal of fortune in its final quarter results after overturning a previous impairment on a delayed FPSO conversion.
  • Heavy-lift occupied
    Brazilian port workers have boarded a Chinese heavy-lift to protest against state modernisation plans.
  • Panamax streak to continue
    Record South American shipments in the second quarter will not be sufficient to haul panamax rates to profitable levels, Bloomberg reports.
  • More crew seized
    More crew have been kidnapped in another raid on an offshore vessel off Nigeria.
  • AMSC avoids OSG bullet
    American Shipping Company has turned in an improved operating profit during a quarter in which its only charterer filed for bankruptcy protection.
  • Titanic still on track
    Australian tycoon Clive Palmer says his replica of the ill-fated liner Titanic is still due to sail in 2016 despite the lack of a final newbuilding contract in China.
  • No TC beyond 2013
    Golden Ocean looks to be positioning its dry bulk fleet for a market recovery from 2014.
  • Golden cans trio
    Golden Ocean has walked away from three more newbuildings at China's Jinhai Heavy Industries.
  • Hedland China cargoes up
    Shipments of iron ore from world's largest export facility to China increase by nearly 30%.
  • Vale calls force majeure
    Vale has declared force majeure on coal exports out of Mozambique due to heavy rainfall for the past two weeks.
  • Fuel leak caused fire
    Initial investigations into the engine room fire aboard a Carnival cruise ship earlier this month have blamed it on a fuel leak.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • MM&P ratifies 10-year contract
    The union, which represents 4,500 to 5,000 licensed deck officers and retirees on board U.S.-flag ships, said the members of its offshore group have voted overwhelmingly to ratify a series of 10-year contract extensions.
  • U.K. group designs 20-foot box with more pallet space
    The internal length of the box allows it to accommodate an additional four Euro-pallets or two ISO pallets per tier. The door opening width allows fork-lift trucks to load pallets two or three at a time.
  • Iberia strike could have big impact
  • Armed warehouse theft in Brazil
    On Feb. 16, 30 armed men forced their way into a warehouse in the Sao Paulo-based industrial park Centro Logistico Brasil, stealing an unknown number of tablet computers and smartphones, according to FreightWatch International.
  • USDA considers changes to plant import rules
    "These proposed changes are necessary to relieve certain restrictions, update existing provisions, and to make the regulations easier to understand and implement," said Rebecca Bech, a deputy administrator at APHIS.
  • Washington Notebook: Sequester spells delay for international commerce
  • Alphaliner details week demand at top 25 ports
  • Aker may build up to 4 tankers for undisclosed buyer
  • Redundant EU ocean competition rules lapse
  • Cargolux adds African flight
  • CH Robinson releases TMS mobile app
  • Cargo Data's RF in-transit temperature solution
  • Washington law would have large state ports hire draymen
  • Executive moves

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2013
  • Risler closed for holiday
    Risler will be closed on Wednesday, February 20.
  • IP week starts in style with the Bunker Lunch
    Petromedia's Bunker Lunch offers a first taste of networking and topical presentations during London's annual bunker industry gathering.
  • Prices lose direction in Fujairah
    180 cSt product lost $8.00 in Durban.
  • New port planned for Tanzania
    Project to connect Atlantic and Indian oceans via rail link.
  • Prices go soft in northern Europe
    Mixed pricing picture across European ports.
  • Azerbaijan's state oil company to supply in Ceyhan
    Five-year lease taken on storage space.
  • Bunker costs eating into shipowner's profits
    Annual profits down by 80%.
  • Engine-room fuel leak caused cruise ship fire
    Cruise ship was left without power for five days.
  • Another South Korean refiner to offer LS bunker product
    S-Oil plans to start offering low sulphur product in April.
  • Asia bunker prices remain soft
    In Singapore, IFO 380 cSt material fell $3.50 pmt.
  • ZIM extends bunker agreement with refiner
    Price will be set 'according to a formula based on international prices.'
  • Emma Maersk undergoing repairs
    Vessel's engine room was flooded at the beginning of February.
  • Seychelles-based supplier sees bunker sales climb
    The MT Seychelles Paradise 'has revolutionised the business model of offshore bunkering.'

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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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