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January 23, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Hong Kong world's No 3 box port ahead of Shenzhen, but volume falls 5.3pc
  • Ningbo, still China's No 3 as box volume rises 8pc to 15.67 million TEU
  • Singapore's PIL fined US$2.2 million for polluting American Samoa waters
  • Railway spending booms as China earmarks US$104.5 billion in 2013
  • Kunming Railway 2012 freight volume hits 37.9 billion tonnes per kilometre
  • Manzhouli checkpoint international freight volume hits 28 million tonnes
  • Xinjiang Alataw Pass comprehensive bonded zone soon to open to trade
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund returns to invest in container shipping
  • CN, Indiana railway start building intermodal terminal in Indianapolis
  • Ship financier HSH Nordbank anticipates rising box swap interest
  • Kenya finds record haul, container load of US$1.15 million in ivory tusks
  • Whitehall forces Heathrow Airport to sell Stansted for US$2.4 billion
  • Amsterdam Schiphol Airport sees mixed results in 2012 as EU weakens
  • Qantas wins case with Fair Work Commission, ending pilot dispute
  • Platinum Air Cargo USA becomes member of Europe's ATC Group
  • Cargo Care to provide NEO sales coverage in Denmark, Sweden, Finland

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Global containership capacity grew 6 pc in 2012
  • Logistics firms take to ocean transport to cut costs
  • Silver Global Services opens new tank container servicing depot near JNPT
  • New Mangalore Port woos coffee exporters
  • New Traffic Manager at Mormugao Port Trust
  • ICD-Wardha ready for ex-im operations
  • SER freight earnings in Apr.-Dec. grow by 6 pc
  • Truck operators should be exempt from highway toll charges: IFTRT
  • CII calls for import duty hike on sugar
  • INR rises further on increased dollar selling
  • Planters' body seeks tax break on export profits

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Lisbon airport loses cargo volume
    The airport that serves the Portuguese capital Lisbon registered a cargo throughput of 90,282 t in 2012, 4.3% less than in 2011.
  • LAA executive manager resigns
    Jo Baker, the executive manager of the Logistics Association of Australia (LAA) has resigned and will leave LAA in early March 2013. She has accepted another position within the lo...
  • Indian Railways carry 735 million t of freight
    Indian Railways carried 735.1 million t of revenue earning freight traffic between April and December 2012. This is 31.33 million t or 4.45% more compared to the 703.77 million t c...
  • Krone and axle manufacturer Gigant bundle forces
    The German axle manufacturer Gigant Trenkamp & Gehle GmbH is to work under the Krone Group's umbrella in future and produce axles for the development of innovative chassis desi...
  • New CEO for Trailer Bridge
    Trailer Bridge has appointed Chris J. Dombalis as CEO and member of the board. He succeeds Frank Halliwell. The company, which was recently reorganised, provides integrated truckin...
  • Schiphol Cargo cushions impact of weak markets
    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Netherlands) finished 2012 with its strongest quarter for cargo. The resilience in most markets largely overcame continuing softness in traffic to/from ...
  • New European driving licence for road transport in use
    With effect from 19 January 2013, all new driving licences issued across the EU have to be of the plastic «credit card» type with a standard European format and tougher security pr...
  • Unaccompanied combined transport volumes exceed pre-crisis levels
    In 2011, European unaccompanied combined transport stakeholders achieved a new all-time high in terms of volumes transported. Altogether they carried a total of 18.2 million teu on...
  • Emirates suspends flights to Damascus
    Dubai (UAE)-based Emirates has suspended its daily EK913 and EK914 servic...
  • Gefco bundles logistics operations at new spare parts warehouse in Beijing
    Dongfeng Gefco, a China-based joint venture subsidiary of the French automotive and industrial logistics service provider Gefco, has become the official logistics partner for Dongf...
  • Trans Force wants to acquire Velocity Express
    The Montreal (Canada)-based logistics and transportation company Trans Force Inc has entered into a definitive agreement to buy all shares in Velocity Express, a US same day courie...
  • New consultant for A'pari
    Alexander Hoppe became the senior consultant of the A'pari consulting team at the start of 2013. He is concentrating on transport and logistics business clients, their processing a...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • US Fab to build deck barge for Harley Marine Alaska service
  • USMI appoints Program Executive
  • USCG cuts random drug test rate for crew members
  • Chief takes bathroom break, ship grounds
  • Damen Vlissingen gives clipper a complete overhaul

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Longtime Port of Everett CEO plans September retirement
  • Boeing Winnipeg announces early deal with union members
  • Standard and Poor's give 'A' to steamship insurance firm
  • ATA truck tonnage index up during month of December
  • Woodland Chamber of Commerce recognizes Port of Woodland pair

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Halcrow proposes offshore box terminal for Venice
    World Heritage Site city has restricted development options
  • China's surplus value
    Excess shipyard capacity allows China to nail down its future commodity transport costs
  • Sale and purchase decision sides with the buyer
    Decision will require a revision of obligations imposed by contracts, says Clyde & Co
  • Shanghai to found shipping insurance association
    Industry hopes to boost opportunities for new and smaller players
  • North P&I warns owners on garbage disposal
    New rules that clamp down on dumping at sea enter their first full year of operation
  • Revived Greek port privatisation attracts a flurry of interest
    It may take until March to clarify which terminals and interests are on offer
  • Ever-larger newbuildings dominate Australian iron ore sailings
    EXCLUSIVE LLI data shows a quarter of 2012 shipments on bulkers over 200,000 dwt
  • Petropoulos urges banks to tread carefully with owners
    Aggressive approach by lenders may be counterproductive, says Petrofin managing director
  • Offen warns of KG sell-off as banks say 14 ships must go
    EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Up to 1,000 German ships are in the same boat, says company founder
  • Logistics Confidence Index posts third consecutive monthly rise
    Boxlines benefit from 'positive traction' in ocean freight
  • Boxships slash capacity on Asia-Europe trade for Chinese new year
    Blanked voyages cut slots by 47%, Alphaliner reports
  • Taiwanese box lines increase investment in Taipei
    Evergreen, Wan Hai and Yang Ming inject capital through share purchase
  • Shipping is 'stubbornly masochistic'
    Technology boss bemoans lack of IT systems to improve efficiency and cut waste
  • Unbreakable cycle
    OOCL's fourth-quarter figures flag a lacklustre season ahead for box carriers
  • Evergas orders eco-friendly LNG carriers
    Design a 'landmark' in liquefied natural gas shipping, claims chief executive
  • Sweden publishes shipping action plan
    Drive to support struggling sector sets many objectives but lacks substance, say critics
  • Waigaoqiao yard switches to high-value ships
    Shipbuilder sells spare bulker capacity and targets large boxship and LPG carrier orders
  • Callao installs RFID to protect pedestrians
    Radio signal alerts vehicle operators if someone is close
  • Fighting West Africa piracy brings tribulations but no trials
    Arrests are common; prosecutions are not
  • Piracy prosecutions 'could do better', say academics
    International moves to bring attackers to justice score a B grade, says expert
  • OOCL ends 2012 with lower volumes
    Seasonal downturn hits Hong Kong-based liner but revenue improves
  • FSL Trust renegotiates charters with two unnamed lessees
    Talks follow 2012 losses from exposure to Torm and Berlian Laju Tanker
  • Scorpio Tankers continues MR product tanker newbuilding spree
    Another fuel-efficient pair booked at HMD for $32.5m apiece

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • POLSTEAM lent $120M
    POLAND'S largest shipping company, POLSTEAM, has signed a $120M loan agreement with PKO Bank Polski
  • Offen box ships head for fire sale
    HAMBURG shipowner Claus-Peter Offen plans to sell 14 distressed sub-Panamax and midsize box ships
  • New storm shuts Oz ports
    MAJOR iron ore export conduit Port Hedland is to shut down today as a tropical storm nears Australia's West Coast
  • Russian inquiry studies Vanino acquisition
    RUSSIA'S Federal Antimonopoly Service has told Fairplay it is investigating Mechel's purchase of the government's 73.3% holding in Vanino, the Sea of Japan port
  • S Korea's Iran oil imports fall 35.5%
    SEOUL'S imports of crude from Iran were reported today to have dropped 35.6% last year, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • 'Sea2Sea' study gets €750,000
    A MULTIMODAL rail freight corridor connecting Greek ports on the Aegean Sea with Bulgarian ones on the Black Sea is a step closer today
  • China-Japan JV to design, market turbines
    QINGDAO Jieneng Power Station Engineering and Japan's Mitsubishi HI were reported today to be launching a joint venture
  • Up to €50M to be spent fixing ro-pax
    FRENCH Mediterranean ferry operator SNCM is preparing to pay out €30-50M (up to $66.57M) to repair to its ro-pax Napoléon Bonaparte
  • Grand China sued in Ningbo
    GRAND China Logistics has been sued over four leasing contracts together worth more than 600M yuan ($96M)
  • Chaebols pass on Korea Line bid
    KOREA Line might be acquired by a private equity group or a compatriot tonnage provider, now that two chaebols and Dong-A Tanker have rejected any takeover ideas
  • Chinese coal imports hit record in December
    CHINA'S imports of coal and lignite reached a monthly record of 35.11M tonnes in December, preliminary Chinese custom data indicated
  • Drybulk fundamentals brighten
    DRYBULK fundamentals look better this year, as newbuilding deliveries are bottoming out, according to DNB Bank

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • CSX's Profit Rose 5.6 Percent in 2012
    Jacksonville, Fla.-based Class I railroad CSX today reported its income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $443 million, falling 3.1 percent compared with $457 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue declined 2 percent year-over-year to $2.9 billion. Gains in merchandise and intermodal shipments were "more than offset"...
  • Pacific Direct Line Reinstates Tahiti Service
    Pacific Direct Line has reaffirmed its commitment to serving Tahiti, in French Polynesia, following Maersk Line's announcement that it will withdraw from the Tahiti trade. Pacific Direct Line entered into a vessel-sharing agreement with Maersk Line two years ago. Consequently, it stopped serving Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia, with its...
  • Medical Logistics Offers Opportunities for 3PLs
    The world's growing elderly population represents a major new market for logistics managers as policy makers look to expand home care solutions, according to one leading expert. Wolfgang Lehmacher, partner and managing director for Greater China and India at Corporate Value Associates, a global strategy boutique, believes both developed and developing...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Reduces Montreal Low Water Surcharge
    German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd will decrease its low water surcharge for all cargo moving through the Port of Montreal to and from North Europe, the Mediterranean and Africa, as well as East Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Middle East, effective Feb. 6. For westbound trade on the SLCS 1 and...
  • Evergreen to Boost Rates in February
    Evergreen has announced several rate hikes that will go into effect in February. Effective Feb. 1, from India, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bangladesh to the U.S. and Puerto Rico, the rate increase will be $320 per 20-foot container, $400 per 40-foot container, $450 per 40-foot high-cube container and $506 per 45-foot...
  • Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Acquires SeaCube Container Leasing
    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan has acquired all of the shares of Park Ridge, N.J.-based SeaCube Container Leasing in an agreement between the two. Under the terms of the deal, SeaCube shareholders will receive $23 in cash per SeaCube common share. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the SeaCube's board of...
  • Saddle Creek Logistics to Open Facility in Alabama
    Saddle Creek Logistics Services announced today that it is opening a new facility in Birmingham, Ala. The company said in a written statement that it is investing in the new space to help one of its existing customers, a wine logistics company, to "better control its transportation costs." Saddle Creek will move...
  • Prologis to Build Fulfillment Facility for Amazon
    Industrial real estate developer Prologis today signed a lease agreement with Amazon.com to build a distribution center with more than 1 million square feet. Amazon's fulfillment center will be constructed on nearly 90 acres of land at Prologis Park Tracy Phase II, in Tracy, Calif., which is close to major West...
  • US, Mexico Aim for Mutual Recognition of Trusted Traders
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Mexico's Tax Administration Service have signed a joint work plan that lays out a plan for the mutual recognition of their authorized economic operator programs, the United States' Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism and Mexico's New Certified Companies Scheme. The plan is expected to be implemented in...
  • CMA CGM Announces Asia-Europe Peak-Season Surcharge
    CMA CGM announced a peak season surcharge from all Asian ports to all northern European ports. The surcharge will be $250 per 20-foot container, effective Jan. 28. The French ocean carrier will also implement a general rate increase from North Europe to the west coast of South America. The rate hike...
  • Regional Trades Offer 3PLs Stronger Growth Than East-West
    As volumes on the major east-west trades slow and even decline, logistics providers are beefing up their services in faster-growing intra-regional trades, especially in Asia and Latin America, but even in some corners of Europe. Dachser, one of the largest European third-party logistics providers, just acquired two Spanish companies, Transunion and...
  • BX Solutions Launches Airport-to-Airport Trucking Service
    BX Solutions, a fairly new company in the transportation industry, has launched a time-definite airport-to-airport trucking service connecting 31 markets in the U.S. Midwest and Southeast through its new hub operations in Toledo, Chicago and Atlanta. BX Solutions is in its second year of operations, CEO Chris Marshall said in a written statement....
  • U.S. Lines Announces Trans-Pacific Rate Hike
    U.S. Lines will implement a general rate increase for dry cargo in the Trans-Pacific westbound trade from the U.S. to North Asia and Southeast Asia, effective Feb. 18. The rate hike will be $160 per 20-foot container and $200 per 40-foot, 40-foot high cube and 45-foot high cube container....
  • Samuel Shapiro & Company Names Wagner Regional Sales Director
    Corey Wagner, Samuel Shapiro & Company's new regional director of sales at its Decatur, Ga., branch. Baltimore-based logistics provider Samuel Shapiro & Company has promoted Corey Wagner to regional director of sales at its Decatur, Ga., branch. Wagner joined Shapiro in the summer of 2011 as an intern for the sales and...
  • APM Terminals Callao Installs RFID Technology
    APM Terminals Callao in Peru has installed radio-frequency identification technology as a safety measure for use with container-handling equipment, such as reach stackers and forklifts. The ZoneSafe Proximity Warning System allows heavy equipment operators to receive automatic alerts if pedestrians or other personnel are close to the machinery and at risk....
  • Norddeutsche Vermogen, Conti Combine Marketing Efforts
    Hamburg, Germany-based Norddeutsche Vermogen Group and Munich-based Conti Group have appointed H. Schuldt Shipbrokers, part of Norddeutsche Vermogen Group, for the joint marketing of their container fleets. Conti Group will acquire a 50 percent share of H. Schuldt Shipbrokers, with offices in Hamburg and Singapore, from Norddeutsche Reederei H. Schuldt, which...
  • Germany's Transportation Companies Come Into Their Own
    Germany's transport sector is finally emerging from the under the shadow of the nation's world beating export industries, from cars to machine tools, whose record profits stand out in a recession-mired Europe thanks to explosive sales growth in China and other emerging markets. German transporters have leveraged a solid domestic cargo...
  • Cosco to Implement Asia-Europe Rate Hike, Surcharge
    Cosco Container Lines will implement a general rate increase for all shipments from northwestern Europe and the Mediterranean to the Far East and India and Pakistan region, effective March 1. The hike will be $200 per 20-foot container and $400 per 40-foot container. The carrier also announced an emergency peak-season surcharge...
  • Panama Canal Authority, Antwerp Port Authority Renew Partnership
    Belgium's Antwerp Port Authority and the Panama Canal Authority have reconfirmed their collaboration agreement to promote trade between the port and the west coast of South America via the Panama Canal. After a positive evaluation of the first agreement, made in 2010, the new agreement will run for a period of...
  • Why Slow-Steaming Makes No Waves
    The will to act collectively isn't something container lines are known for - just look at the rates and scarcity of profits. Yet in 2012, and indeed for the past five years, the carriers have remained in lockstep when it comes to one key area of their operations: slow-steaming their...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Two cargo crimes a day in US
    Cargo crime in the US last year saw an average of more than two truck or container thefts every day. The latest figures from Freightwatch International report an ...
  • Ocean freight shipper index boost for European box carriers
    St Louis, Missouri-headquartered investment banker Stifel Nicolaus' Logistics Confidence Index [LCI] rose for the third consecutive month in January, due it said ...
  • OOCL ends 2012 with lower volumes
  • Asia - Europe capacity cut by 47% in CNY week
    According to Alphaliner's calculations the blanking of voyages by ocean carriers during the Chinese new year holiday week 7, and the following week, will reduce ...
  • Sohar to double annual box capacity by year-end
    Oman's port of Sohar will see its annual container handling capacity nearly double to 1.5m teu by the end of 2013, in a planned major expansion.Hong Kong-based ...
  • Callao's RFID system: protecting lives on the quayside
    The APM Terminals-operated Peruvian port of Callao is installing pedestrian-tagged Radio Frequency Identification [RFID] technology at its container terminal. It ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Toney takes the helm
    A maritime security company backed by industry entrepreneur Robert Toney has launched an aggressive campaign to court investors.
  • Euronav falls in the final
    Euronav turned heads Tuesday after racking up a fourth-quarter deficit that was deeper than many forecasters had feared.
  • Novorossiysk seals loan
    Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal (NFT) in the Black Sea has secured a $110m refinancing loan.
  • China crisis deepens
    More than 80% of Chinese shipowners are making a loss, according to the China Shipowners' Association (CSA).
  • No Devil in lack of detail
    Golar LNG's involvement in a British Columbia project has met with a warm reception in the market.
  • Navios stretches two
    Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NMA) will earn more from a pair of chemical tankers after agreeing to extend their charter contracts by six months.
  • Banks force Offen sale
    A trio of banks is pressing Hamburg shipowner Claus-Peter Offen for a sale of 14 loss-making boxships.
  • PACD makes it eight
    Idan Ofer delved further into the offshore arena today with Pacific Drilling taking up an option on a newbuilding at Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • Toilet trouble
    A Turkish officer has been fined over a UK grounding after he left the bridge to go to the toilet.
  • Vantage ties up newbuild
    Vantage Drilling has penned a preliminary contract for a newbuild drillship under construction at Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
  • Five eye Kraljevica
    Five companies are interested in buying the loss-making Croatian shipbuilder Kraljevica.
  • Restis crew airlifted
    Two seafarers from a Restis-controlled tanker were airlifted following a cable accident off the US.
  • Schuldt coup confirmed
    German owner Conti Group has bought a 50% slice of H. Schuldt Shipbrokers as part of a deal which will see the broker take on a huge chartering contract.
  • Prosafe pens new deals
    Semi-submersible accommodation rig operator Prosafe has kicked off 2013 with a batch of fresh contracts worth over $130m.
  • Cold water on dry charge
    Owners and analysts have moved to dampen optimism in the dry-cargo market after a stellar start to the year on the stock market.
  • Tsuji resales sealed?
    China's Tsuji Heavy Industries has reportedly sold two 30,000-dwt bulkers due for delivery in the first quarter.
  • KLC takes a tumble
    Korea Line Corp was in freefall today amid claims three of the five companies looking to takeover the bankrupt owner failed to file final bids for the firm.
  • Help for STX Finland?
    A group of suppliers and contractors want to help boost STX Finland's fortunes by buying into the company.
  • Fisher heads for the exit
    Oman Shipping Company (OSC) is on the lookout for a new chief executive after Nicholas Fisher stepped down by mutual consent.
  • Antwerp volumes dip
    The key Belgian port of Antwerp has seen cargo volumes fall slightly in 2012 as breakbulk declined.
  • Hoegh contract close
    Hoegh LNG is close to securing a contract for one of its older ships, a leading analyst says.
  • Mixed time for tankers
    Tanker owners enjoyed a strong rise in earnings last month despite a downturn in activity, say industry analysts.
  • Moby selling capacity
    Italian ro-pax owner Moby Lines is selling 10% of its capacity on runs to Sardinia.
  • Tender for two
    Russia's Atomflot is looking for shipyards to build two icebreakers worth a maximum of RUB 86.1bn ($2.85bn).
  • Hongqiang wins quintet
    China's Jiangsu Hongqiang Heavy Industry has revealed a new order for five bulkers.
  • Algeria outcome unclear
    Crude oil and gas shipments out of Algeria look to be unaffected by the recent attack on the BP In Amenas gas plant last week.
  • Cyclone shuts Hedland
    Port Hedland, the world's largest iron ore port, is to close due to a tropical storm threatening Australia's western coastline.
  • Teachers buy SeaCube
    Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, one of Canada's largest pension funds, is to buy SeaCube Container Leasing for about $470m.
  • OOCL numbers inch up
    OOCL has seen a modest improvement in both fourth quarter and full year operational data, latest figures show.
  • KOGAS in bunker study
    Korea Gas Corp (KOGAS) has teamed up with DNV to carry out a feasibility study into LNG bunkering in South Korea.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Transportation transformation
  • 'Made in the World'
    By Jerry Cook, vice president of government and trade relations at HanesBrands, Inc., and chairs the Customs and Trade Facilitation Committee of the U.S. Council for International Business.
  • Akili heel
  • German powerhouse?
  • Saddle Creek opens Birmingham warehouse
  • Delta sees cargo loss, but overall profit
    The Atlanta-based airline's cargo revenue in the fourth quarter of 2012 fell $15 million, a 5.9 percent year-over-year loss on declining freight yields, and stands in stark contrast to its overall $238 million quarterly profit.
  • Inside look at transload operations
  • Nothing to waste
  • Norfolk Southern opens Crescent Corridor terminal in Pennsylvania
    The railroad said the 200-acre terminal near Greencastle, Pa., built at a cost of $97 million terminal, will connect Central Pennsylvania, Western Maryland, and Northern Virginia to domestic and world markets.
  • ESC: UPS' failed bid good for competition
    The shipper group expressed concerns about competition in the European express market if the merger had been approved. Its decision was reached after consulting customers of both TNT and UPS and its large membership.
  • OOCL revenue up 7% in 2012
    The Hong Kong-based liner carrier said Tuesday that its fourth quarter 2012 revenues rose 5.6 percent year-on-year to $1.4 billion. For the year, OOCL's revenue rose 6.7 percent to $5.5 billion.
  • CSX plans improvements in NY/NJ
  • CMA CGM plans surcharge for Chinese New Year
  • Washington Notebook: AASHTO recommends gas tax alternative
  • Index-linked contracts catching on?
  • New runway ups Halifax Stanfield's cargo game
  • Sea-air thread
  • Instant shipping moves in
    In the third quarter of 2012, adjusted U.S. retail e-commerce activity hit $57 billion, a 3.7 percent increase from the second quarter, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
  • GL looks at route-specific container stowage
  • Screening exports for Iranian connections

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 22, 2013
  • Feasibility study for freight corridor across Aegean Sea
    Sea2Sea, if realised, would provide alternative route to Bosphorus.
  • Prices fall in Fujairah
    But are stationary in Suez.
  • Tight avails for HS and LS products in Rotterdam
    But high sulphur bunker prices unchanged from Monday.
  • Supplies tighten on loading delays
    Winter weather has been disrupting Black Sea terminals.
  • Danish shipowner orders dual-fuel tonnage
    LNG carriers will be medium sized, a segment earmarked for growth.
  • Liner operator posts better results
    OOCL sees revenue climb.
  • New study needed to measure shipping emissions
    IMO workshop given task of devising methodology to include all greenhouse gases from shipping.
  • Novorossiysk's proposed fuel oil terminal secures refinance
    Credit facility to support development of new terminal.
  • Bunker fuel has 'solidified' in sunken vessel
    Salvor says ship's owners and insurers must decide how to proceed.
  • Antwerp handling more ultra-large container carriers
    But overall cargo volumes were down in 2012.
  • IFO soften in key Asia ports
    Bunker prices declined across key Asian ports in the region.
  • LNG supplies to run short this year
    The shortage in supplies will push up prices.
  • Coco-biodiesel 'improves' fuel oil performance
    'Power plants can become more cost-efficient and environment-friendly.'
  • Bahamas minister: Bunker barge overflow caused oil spill
    Bahamas government issues statement on Freeport Harbour oil spill.

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