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February 22, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Asia-Australia carriers to adjust bunker surcharge from March 23
  • US delay in passing UN's marine loss Rotterdam Rules puts treaty at risk
  • Charleston's container volume up 7.7pc in January to 121,286 TEU
  • Baltic Dry Index I falls again in Chinese New Year holiday
  • Associated British Ports wins permission to dredge Southampton channel
  • Eimskip calls at Portland, drops Norfolk on Iceland-America-Norway loop
  • CEVA to manage logistics for Nardi appliances in Italy
  • U-Freight sets up facility in Lion City handling fine art of shipping
  • Turbulence ahead, but wide accord that African air cargo boom in here
  • Lion City's air cargo edges up 2.5pc in January
  • Miami International Airport 2012 cargo up 4.6pc, beats 2007 record
  • Icelandair Group orders sixteen new 737 MAX aircraft from Boeing

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • The best of the best were in the limelight
  • Maharashtra CM stops by at JN Port
  • MoS proposes 50 pc grant to ports for capital dredging
  • Strike affects port operations for second day
  • Vallarpadam ICTT receives direct main line vessel from Africa
  • CRWC scouts for plots, plans cold chains
  • Goods transport on trunk routes unaffected during strike
  • HAL-Ozar Airport successfully handles its first B747-400 freighter
  • Rlys plans to double number of long, heavy-haul trains
  • Hiranandani Group in race for Bangladesh s first LNG terminal

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • World's most fuel-efficient Canter Eco Hybrid rolled out in Australia
    Kawasaki - Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC), one of Asia's leading commercial vehicle manufacturers, launched its latest generation Canter Eco Hybrid light-duty tr...
  • Truckers waste billions in US traffic jams
    Traffic congestion and delays in the USA are costing the trucking industry an estimated USD 27 billion for the time and fuel wasted by trucks alone. According to an urban mobility ...
  • Early lunar New Year benefits Singapore's freight traffic
    January airfreight movements at Singapore's Changi airport registered an increase of 2.5% year-on-year, as air shipments picked up ahead of the lunar New Year period. A total of 14...
  • MOL establishes wholly owned subsidiary in Myanmar
    As one of the first companies in the shipping industry, the Japanese carrier MOL has set up a wholly owned subsidiary called Myanmar MOL Ltd in Yangon (Myamar). MOL has been offeri...
  • Watco purchases Ann Arbor Railroad
    The US service provider Watco Railroad Company Holdings (Watco) has purchased Ann Arbor Railroad (AA). AA serves southeastern Michigan and the Toledo OH markets, focusing mostly on...
  • Jet Professionals celebrates 30 years serving the aviation industry
    Jet Professionals, a US-based global aviation staffing company, is celebrating its 30th year in business. Jet, originally based in Shelton CT, was created in 1983 by a pilot and hi...
  • New regional director Europe for Hong Kong Trade Development Council
    On 1 March 2013, Stephen Wong will take over the position of regional director Europe of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in Frankfurt am Main (Germany). In this cap...
  • JAL Group airlines were number one for on-time arrivals in 2012
    Two JAL Group airlines received the highest recognition for their on-time performance in 2012. The rating was done by FlightStats, an independent aviation performance-tracking comp...
  • Groupe Eurotunnel to challenge competition commission's provisional findings
    The EU's competition commission has announced its provisional findings in relation to the acquisition by GET SA of assets previously owned by SeaFrance and the creation of a new co...
  • Airbus reconsiders battery use
    After the concerns over the lithium-ion batteries that lie at the heart of the current Boeing B787 Dreamliner issues, the comparable Airbus A350s will use traditional nickel-cadmiu...
  • Rhenus Contract Logistics receives AEO certificate for all locations in Switzerland
    The Swiss Federal Customs Administration awarded the authorised economic operator (AEO) certificate to Rhenus Contract Logistics, a member of the German Rhenus group, on 13 Februar...
  • DB Schenker sets up Swarovski's first regional distribution centre in Singapore
    Swarovski, the world's leading producer of cut crystal, genuine gemstones and created stones, has chosen Schenker Singapore (Pte) Ltd to set up its first regional distribution cent...
  • Blue Dart Express expands activities in India
    Blue Dart Express opened a new office and service centre in Jodhpur, in northwest India on 20 February. DHL's domestic Indian subsidiary said the new facility would strengthen its ...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Hercules Offshore buys jack-up from KCA Deutag
  • Kvichak Marine books order for pilot boat
  • Offshore Alternatives expanded into new December event
  • AEU adds merchant mariner to loss control staff
  • EC allows more state aid to ease Brodosplit privatization
  • Rolls-Royce delivers advanced waterjets for LCS 5
  • Dubai crew boat gets non-toxic antifouling system
  • Sembcorp Marine reports higher turnover, lower profit
  • Hyde Guardian BWTS ordered for Russian icebreaker

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Last piles below OHW driven for Port of Vancouver project
  • Matson Logistics opens Savannah distribution center
  • Inchcape Shipping Services eyes Brazilian port strike
  • FMC releases Carnival plans for CARNIVAL TRIUMPH compensation
  • LA Harbor Commission Oks Ports O'Call Village negotiations

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Hamburg Süd and Evergreen score highly for their customer service
    Asian shippers praise experienced staff, prompt response and exceptional service
  • From Russia... with LNG
    Partnerships with Asian buyers revive prospects for seaborne exports
  • Unique moment when the lion lies down with the lamb
    Will charterer Unipec swallow owner Genmar?
  • So what does the state do for you?
    Debate continues over Asian nations' backing for owners and yards
  • German banks drive threefold increase in forced ship sales
    Small investors hit hardest as funds shed 86 vessels last year
  • Offshore and gas subsidiaries prove their worth for Teekay
    Tankers business hints at expansion
  • StealthGas soars to best quarter in four years
    LPG has avoided the plague of oversupply, says chief executive Harry Vafias
  • Teekay tanker impairment is a wake-up call for owners
    Heavy write-down for suezmaxes acquired in 2007
  • Stop worrying about LNG, says Awilco
    The market is stronger today than for the last decade
  • Cruise lines can learn from Lord Mountbatten's views on safety
    We need realistic team training led by trainers with experience
  • STX Pan Ocean posts record losses despite a sound fourth quarter
    South Korea dry bulk operator squeezed by lower revenues and higher bunker prices
  • US Gulf product tankers' earnings dip below $1,000 per day
    Refinery maintenance removes cargoes from region
  • Cabotage law improves prospects for Marco Polo Marine
    Indonesian offshore player enjoys higher rates as non-national vessels exit
  • Sembcorp Marine posts 28% fall in profit on weaker margins
    Singapore-listed rig giant faces pressure from Chinese and South Korean rivals
  • Demolition firm buys salvage tug for Tsavliris
    GMS move creates a ground-breaking partnership
  • Still in the woods
    Bargain hunters may yet have their day
  • Safe Bulkers confirms brace of bulkers
    Secondhand swoops follow results boost from early redelivery cash
  • Bundestag denies plan to impose insurance tax, say shipowners
    German association seeks clarity over revenue pools
  • Cosco Corp profits tumble 24%
    Singapore-listed builder blames dip in shipbuilding revenue
  • Ezion earnings jump on liftboat demand
    Singapore-listed group expects 13 additional service rigs to be delivered this year
  • Bourbon, straight up
    The French offshore shipping firm is right to warn against the rush to invest in OSVs
  • China Merchants expects US to approve Terminal Link deal
    Port operator is optimistic about box throughput prospects

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Leadership shuffling shakes Hanseatic Lloyd
    A MAJOR leadership shuffle at Bremen shipowner Hanseatic Lloyd today fuelled speculation about its coming restructuring
  • 'Merciless' bloodshed warned for Panamaxes
    PROSPECTS for charter Panamax box ships are quickly deteriorating, London shipbroker Howe Robinson warned today
  • Navios raises tanker cash
    NYSE-listed Navios Acquisition today reported three equity offerings expected to generate gross proceeds of $100.5M
  • Greeks hold 52 in migrant smuggling cases
    GREEK officials are holding 52 people in connection with migrant smuggling attempts during the past week
  • Moroccan sentences spark ITF outrage
    A MOROCCAN court has sparked outrage by sentencing five men arrested after a port conflict
  • Zhuhai unveils share plan
    SHENZHEN-listed Zhuhai Port said it plans to allot 186,298,607 shares to its original shareholders within six months
  • Gujarat Pipavav's profits grow by 33%
    GUJARAT Pipavav today reported 33% year on year growth in net profits for its October-December 2012 quarter
  • Ezion's 2012 profits rose 36% y/y
    SINGAPORE-listed Ezion Holdings said today its net profits for 2012 grew 36% year on year
  • Safe Bulkers embroiled in newbuilding dispute
    NYSE-listed Safe Bulkers is demanding a full refund from a Chinese yard for a Capesize newbuilding, alleging "excessive construction delays"
  • Tax might frustrate Beijing's register push
    CHINA's tax authorities are implementing a new tonnage tax this month
  • Conversion deal awarded
    COSCO (Dalian) Shipyard today said it has won a VLCC conversion contact from Brazil's EEP
  • COSCON seeks more box rate rises
    COSCON said today it plans to seek a rate increase of at least $500 per teu for some cargoes, starting next month
  • Ship towed to safety
    A DRIFTING general cargo ship is being towed to safety today after a week of danger for its 16 seafarers

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Cochin Terminal Gains Zim Asia-Europe Call
    Zim Integrated Shipping Services said it will add a weekly call at the Port of Cochin, India, in March to its independent Asia-Med-Europe Service, known as the AME service. The call brings the number of mainline services at Cochin's new private container facility, Vallarpadam International Container Transshipment Terminal, operated by DP...
  • Q&A: Fine-Tuning Carrier Liability
    Q: We have an agreed FAK ("freight all kinds") rate with a motor carrier at Class 70, and have been shipping under this agreement for some time without problem. Recently, though, a load arrived with damage. We documented the damage and filed a claim with the carrier for the dollar amount...
  • Logwin Sees Growth in Eastern China-Vietnam Trade
    Logwin witnessed record growth on its Eastern China to Vietnam trade lane in 2012 across a range of industries. "Our customers from industries as diverse as IT hardware, computers, furniture and garments are now moving raw materials, components through Eastern China to Vietnam for assembly," said Tomas Sonntag, managing director of the...
  • 'Project Honeygate' Stings Alleged Anti-Dumping Duty Evaders
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations-led investigation, known as "Project Honeygate." Five individuals and two domestic honey-processing companies have been charged with federal crimes in connection with a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations-led investigation, known as "Project Honeygate," regarding illegal imports of honey from China. The charges...
  • Cathay Pacific Begins Operations at New Cargo Terminal
    The first consignment of air freight, carried by flight CX138 of Cathay Pacific from Sydney, arrived at the Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal.Cathay Pacific Services today began the first stage of operations at the new Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal at Hong Kong International Airport. The first consignment of air freight, carried by...
  • Report: Canada's Truck Driver Supply-Demand Gap 'Could Be Costly'
    The gap between the supply of drivers and the demand for them could be costly to the Canadian economy, according to a Conference Board of Canada report. The study found that the expected gap between the supply and demand of drivers is 25,000 by 2020, but it could exceed 33,000. It...
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Hike East Asia-Red Sea Rates
    Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates for all cargoes and container types from East Asia, excluding Japan, to the Red Sea, by $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit, effective March 15. The Red Sea includes the ports of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Aqaba, Jordan; Ain Sukhna, Egypt; Port Sudan, Sudan; and Al Hudaydah, Yemen. The ocean carrier...
  • GCT to Add Terex Container Carriers in Bayonne
    Terex NSC 624 E sprinter carrier.In 2013, Terex Port Solutions will supply 17 Terex NSC 624 E sprinter carriers to Global Container Terminals for its operations in Bayonne, N.J. The diesel-electric sprinter carriers will transfer containers between the quayside and the container stackyards. The 1-over-1 carriers can travel up to about...
  • Survey: Most Shippers Want to Cut Costs Via E-Invoicing
    More than 80 percent of ocean shippers are looking to cut costs through e-invoicing in 2013, according to a survey of high-volume shippers and freight forwarders by INTTRA. The study by the ocean shipping network also found that 77 percent of the shippers rated "managing disputes" as their greatest invoicing challenge,...
  • Montreal Port Employers, Dockers Sign Six-Year Accord
    The Maritime Employers Association and longshoremen in Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 375 have signed a six-year collective agreement. The memorandum of agreement signed by both parties on Jan. 4, 2013, was presented to union members attending the union meeting on Feb. 20. The deal focused on workload flexibility and job...
  • Strike Shuts India's Jawaharial Nehru for Second Day
    ontainer terminals in India's Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) remained closed on Thursday as local dockworkers continued to participate in a 48-hour nationwide general strike called by major trade unions. The two-day stoppage, protesting the union government's labor policies, was scheduled to end at midnight. "There are no activities inside the...
  • Shapiro Names Burdette Strategic Development VP
    Robert Burdette, Samuel Shapiro & Company's new vice president of strategic development.Samuel Shapiro & Company has promoted Robert Burdette to vice president of strategic development at its headquarters in Baltimore. Burdette joined the logistics company in 1999 as regional director of sales, and currently oversees the company's sales, marketing, pricing and...
  • Liebherr Debuts Double Boom Ship-to-Shore Crane
    Liebherr's new double boom ship-to-shore crane at Grup TCB's TCEEGE container terminal in Turkey.Liebherr Container Cranes has introduced a double boom ship-to-shore crane at Grup TCB's TCEEGE container terminal in Nemrut Bay in Aliaga, Turkey. Until now, in order to service container vessels on both sides of the 360-meter-long (about 1,181-foot-long)...
  • Matson Logistics Opens Distribution Center in Savannah
    Matson Logistics has opened a new distribution center in Savannah, Ga. "Our new operation expands on our ability to move retail goods in through the Port of Savannah," said Mark Ferzacca, assistant vice president of sales for Matson Logistics Warehousing, in a written statement. The company has contracted for 65,000 square feet,...
  • WCI: Eastbound Trans-Atlantic Rates Remain Flat
    Trans-Atlantic eastbound and westbound rates remained flat this week, according to the latest release of the World Container Index. World Container Index Rates Between New York and RotterdamSource: WCI For a larger version of the chart, click the image.Rates from New York to Rotterdam slipped $1, or 0.05 percent, per 40 foot...
  • UPS Triples Worldwide Expedited Service Coverage
    UPS has tripled the coverage area of its UPS Worldwide Expedited air service for international shipments. The service now provides delivery in two to five business days to more than 220 countries and territories, the company said. "Companies that expand beyond their domestic borders are better insulated from economic downturns at home,"...
  • WCI: Backhaul Rates Largely Unchanged
    Backhaul east-west container rates were largely unchanged this week in the Europe-to-Asia and trans-Pacific westbound lanes after slipping in both lanes the week before, according to the latest release of the World Container Index. World Container Index Rates to ShanghaiSource: WCI For a larger version of the chart, click the image.Europe-to-Asia eastbound...
  • Denmark Forwarder DSV Forecasts Flat Volume This Year
    DSV forecast flat transport volumes in a weak global economy will cap earnings this year as the Danish freight forwarder and logistics group's 2012 profit fell short of market expectations. Operating profit before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization edged up to 3 billion Danish kroner ($530 million) in 2012 from 2.98...
  • New Penn's Gast 'Optimistic' for 2013
    At the Lebanon, Pa., headquarters of New Penn, President and CEO Steve Gast discusses the outlook for LTL trucking and his Northeast regional trucking company in 2013, Gast says he is "frankly optimistic" about New Penn's prospects this year, as the economic recovery trends toward stable growth. Contact William B. Cassidy...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • APL behemoths to improve NOL numbers
    That is the view of Asia Pacific specialist research analysts Macquarie ahead of Singapore-headquartered Neptune Orient Lines' full-year results on Friday. It expects ...
  • Master Line at Port Manatee
    March 8, 2013 will see the niche US Gulf ports to Venezuela and Colombia carrier Doral, FL-headquartered Master Line put down roots at the Florida Gulf port of ...
  • China Merchants expects US to approve Terminal Link deal
    China Merchants (Holdings) International is sanguine about the US authorities approving the port assets it recently acquired from
  • Pedersen steps up at Geodis Wilson
    Effective March 1, 2013, Kim Pedersen has been appointed executive vice president of French SNCF logistics arm Geodis Wilson.Pederson [47] also becomes a member ...
  • Indian strike into second day
    A strike called by India's trade unions in protest over the government's economic 'big bang' reforms entered its second day today with port movements at its largest ...
  • Ultra-large OOCL boxship is damaged during tests

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • GLNG in the lead
    Golar LNG has emerged as the preferred bidder in a tender tied to the Jordan LNG floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) project.
  • Tugs to aid grounded bulker
    Authorities in Argentina are struggling to free a Pegasus Maritime handymax that grounded in the Parana River Wednesday morning.
  • Who won the P&I race?
    As the deadline passed to renew protection and indemnity cover this week there were big winners and losers in the tonnage stakes.
  • TGP hungry for more
    Teekay LNG Partners is in no mood to call time on its recent expansion drive into the thriving LNG sector.
  • PNSC pushes up profit
    Pakistan National Shipping Corporation (PNSC) has seen profit soar in its second quarter as costs fell.
  • Navios bags $100m
    Navios Maritime Acquisition has bagged a shade over $100m from a series of stock offerings.
  • Concordia hit by spot
    Concordia Maritime has seen its fourth quarter earnings hit by its rising exposure to the spot market.
  • TNK eyes expansion
    Teekay Tankers is ready to move for cheap newbuildings or second-hand vessels despite its fourth quarter loss growing.
  • Harry happy with Q4
    StealthGas has turned in what CEO Harry Vafias says is the company's best quarterly result in four years.
  • Teekay Corp misses
    Teekay Corp has reported in a weaker than expected set of fourth quarter numbers.
  • Cargoship hits the side
    A German cargoship has been pulled off a breakwater in Australia after losing power.
  • Farstad fight flares again
    A dispute over a fatal fire on a Farstad platform supply vessel more than a decade ago has become the subject of a new legal battle despite an out of court settlement of the core claim.
  • Marco the big winner
    Singapore-listed Marco Polo Marine is in prime position to take advantage of Indonesia's cabotage law which has seen around a fifth of modern AHTS tonnage forced out of the country, analysts say.
  • PRGN's waiting game
    Paragon Shipping will resist the temptation to jump at fresh period business despite the majority of its fleet coming off contracts this year.
  • 30 days to save Sietas
    A decision on whether to liquidate insolvent German shipyard JJ Sietas has been delayed to give it more time to win two new orders it has been pursuing.
  • Serco buys out P&O
    UK shipmanager Serco has taken full control of Australian marine services group DMS Maritime.
  • Reefer crewman lost
    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has called off a search for a reefer crewman lost overboard off North Carolina.
  • Energy back at Cosco
    Cosco Corp (Singapore) has added a $200m deal to its growing offshore orderbook.
  • Pirates nabbed
    A Dutch warship has arrested nine suspected Somali pirates off the town of Eyl.
  • Sembcorp margins curbed
    Sembcorp Marine has seen its bottom line chopped in the final quarter despite a big surge in sales.
  • Baby on board...
    A Canadian ferry had to turn back to port after a mother was left behind with her baby already on board.
  • Cosco Sing slumps
    Blues in the bulk market and declining returns from its shipbuilding wing have dragged down profit at Cosco Corp (Singapore).
  • Bauxite crew "trapped"
    Survivors of the Harita Bauxite sinking have revealed some of the missing crew were trapped in the engine room when the vessel went down off the Philippines.
  • Market expects better
    A stronger showing from Maersk Line should lead AP Moller-Maersk to a more hefty fourth quarter profit tomorrow, analysts believe.
  • Bergen thinks big
    Bergen Group has teamed up with Australian giant WorleyParsons in a move that will allow it to take the next step in its quest to become a major player in the Norwegian oil and gas industry.
  • Hanjin loss narrowing
    Hanjin Shipping CEO Kim Young-min is expecting a narrower loss in the first quarter as US-Asia demand recovers.
  • Safe to bank less
    Chopping of three charters has seen Credit-Suisse lower its profit forecast for Safe Bulkers.
  • Red rain for STX PO
    Korea's STX Pan Ocean has revealed a big increase in its 2012 loss as volumes fell and fuel prices jumped.
  • Zhenhua's order boost
    China's Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) has secured new vessel orders worth a combined $367m.
  • Costs dent Floatel
    Floatel International has swung to a loss in the fourth quarter as operating costs at the company escalated.
  • Daewoo wins Statoil rig
    Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering said on Thursday it will build a new fixed platform for Statoil.
  • NOF back in the black
    Northern Offshore has returned to profit in the fourth quarter on the back of better rig utilisation and charter rates.
  • Japan imports inch up
    Japan's LNG imports continue to increase with volumes coming into the country reaching a new record in January.
  • NLNG 'picks' bankers
    Nigeria LNG (NLNG) has reportedly selected two banks to source $1.6bn in loans for its planned LNG newbuilding program.
  • Ezion profits double
    Ezion Holdings has seen a blockbuster fourth quarter with net profits almost doubling from a year ago.
  • Safe cans one, buys two
    Safe Bulkers has confirmed that it has cancelled a capesize newbuilding citing "excessive delays" as the reason for the decision.
  • Safe charters chopped
    Safe Bulkers has had three long-term time charters cancelled prematurely and the ships returned to the shipowner.
  • Baltic swings to loss
    Baltic Trading has booked a loss for the fourth quarter due to the weaker freight rate environment.
  • Genco flatlines in the fourth
    Genco Shipping & Trading turned in a fourth-quarter deficit Wednesday that was deeper than many forecasters had feared.
  • Grounding paralyses Parana
    A woodchip carrier controlled by Pegasus Maritime of Japan has grounded in the Parana River.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Longshore clerks approve contracts with LA/Long Beach employers
    Late Wednesday the OCU bargaining units voted and agreed to ratify the terms of tentative agreements reached with the Harbor Employers Association member companies on Dec. 4, 2012.
  • Energy report weighs benefits of alternative fuels
    When exploring alternatives to gasoline and diesel, carriers have to consider the benefits of fuel economy versus the cost of onboard energy storage and fuel density, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said.
  • New Website connects C-TPAT, AEO compliant shippers
  • Analysis: Va. looks to user fee-alternatives for highway funding
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's proposal to scrap the state gas tax in favor of a dedicated hike in the sales tax has the legislature on the verge of passing a transportation funding bill for the first time in many years.
  • U.S.-flag carriers, unions alarmed by possible changes to food aid programs
    "Any move to eliminate these important U.S. commodity donation programs would be shortsighted, ineffective, and could ultimately jeopardize national security and merchant mariner jobs," warned the USA Maritime chairman.
  • Va. official insists Gov. McDonnell has power to privatize port
  • U.S. importers charged in 'honeygate' investigation
  • Newspaper reports feeder line on the block
  • UPS adds to global expedited service
  • Matson Logistics steps into Savannah
  • Executive moves
  • U.S. herd 'negligible risk' for mad cow disease
  • Commerce says China dumps steel sinks on U.S.
  • ITC starts second digital trade investigation
  • Chicago Trade Accelerator launched
  • ESC wants more from railway package
  • SolarEdge signs with Schenker
  • DHL launches European app

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2013
  • Trailer Bridge increases marine fuel surcharge
    Increase a result of the recent rise in cost of marine fuel.
  • Fujairah terminal officially opens next week
    Terminal began operations last month.
  • Tight avails in Fujairah
    Prices follow softer trend in other key bunker hubs.
  • Market goes quiet in Rotterdam
    Prices fell at Europe's main bunkering hub on Thursday.
  • Ship visits to Rotterdam fall
    Port authority says it has examined by-laws 'with an eye to the coming of LNG as fuel for shipping'.
  • New trader for Dan-Bunkering
    Joins company at HQ in Middelfart.
  • Study finds evidence of rule-breaking in ECAs
    Price of low sulphur fuel a motivating factor.
  • Lower bunker prices 'only way' out of the doldrums
    Bunkering companies may have taken the role of 'banks' but shipping industry has become 'cash flow managers' struggling to cover escalating fuel costs.
  • Japanese whalers face questions over IFO
    Australia's environment minister says report of a breach of the Antarctic Treaty is a 'very serious issue.'
  • Korean shipowner's losses spiral
    Bunker prices play part in widening losses.
  • German banking facing risk from ship finance
    Robust economic activity had helped the German banking system cope, said a Bundesbank official.
  • Tougher sulphur limits in bunker fuel will boost catalyst demand
    Several developing countries to implement low sulphur regulations, says report.
  • Fuel oil stocks climb on strong arbitrage volumes
    Pick-up in demand from Chinese 'teapot' refiners.
  • Asia bunker prices still sliding down
    Singapore's price of benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel dropped $8.00 to average at $647 pmt.
  • Concord Energy completes sale of share in UAE oil terminal
    Deal reflects an 'increasing outbound investment from Asia', says Philip Thomson.
  • Japanese whaler 'rammed' activist vessels after bunkering
    Reports claim Japanese whaling vessel struck two Sea Shepherd ships.
  • Ghana increases domestic bunker prices
    Subsidies for fuel oil and MGO remain in place.

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