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13 July 2024 - Year XXVIII
Independent journal on economy and transport policy
15:50 GMT+2
January 24, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • OOCL fourth quarter box volume slips 0.7pc while revenue rises 5.6pc
  • MSC takes delivery of last of six 8,762-TEU vessels on charter
  • Humen Port customs clearance online platform commences operation
  • Shandong traffic fixed asset investment reaches CNY56 billion in 2012
  • ESC cheers EU decision to stop UPS takeover of rival TNT Express
  • Hubei's first integrated bonded zone soon to open east of Wuhan
  • Indonesia floods paralyse production at Jakarta's 300 factories
  • CN posts record profit, up 9.07pc to US$2.7 billion, sales up 10pc
  • BNSF to pump US$4.1 billion into rail network to meet greater US demand
  • Frankfurt-Hahn's 2012 freight falls 28pc, loses another cargo carrier
  • China Southern starts first, second and third class air cargo service
  • Incheon airport pays 50pc of biodegradable vinyl pallet cover costs

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • IIFF-FIATA Diploma Course inaugurated
  • Indev Group forays into integrated logistics
  • Shipping meets space as DLR & GL expand their strategic cooperation agreement
  • Afcons Infra consortium bags ONGC contract
  • CCEA approves budgetary ceiling for PPP projects annuity payments
  • Govt imposes 2.5 pc import duty on crude edible oils
  • Govt may keep peak Customs duty unchanged at 10 pc
  • INR pares early gains, but ends higher than previous close
  • Moody s retains stable outlook for India
  • Quiet industrial activity pulls down road freight rates, truck sales in 2012
  • RBI gives forex market access to exporters
  • China s grain imports at record high

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • New rail yard to improve vital link in USA's national freight network
    The Californian port of Los Angeles broke ground for a new intermodal storage rail yard that will function as a critical link between the port itself and the Alameda Corridor by pr...
  • Toyota will replace Hiace van with Proace
    The Japanese vehicle manufacturer Toyota will return the company to the heart of the medium duty van market later this year when it introduces the new Proace. The new model has bee...
  • Pemco's Tampa base celebrates 500th redelivery
    Pemco World Air Services, a Tampa FL (USA)-based aircraft maintenance and engineered service provider, as well as a world-leading passenger-to-freighter converter (second only to ...
  • Fuso wins major orders for 650 trucks in Malaysia and Australia
    Malaysia's leading waste disposal company SWM continues to rely on Fuso as it is to purchase 466 new trucks. This makes SWM into Malaysia's largest operator of Fuso trucks. Austral...
  • Hupac announces 2012 results
    In 2012, the Swiss intermodal transport operator Hupac transported a total of 646,214 road shipments by rail, a decrease of 10.7% compared to the previous year. The decline was cau...
  • Good finish for AAT
    Hong Kong's Asia Airfreight Terminal Co Ltd (AAT) handled 68,252 t of cargo in December 2012, 11% more than in the same month in 2011. AAT's throughput for the whole of 2012 amount...
  • Heathrow Airport Holdings selling Stansted airport
    Australian Industry Funds Management (IFM) is to take a 35.5% strategic stake in Manchester Airports Group (MAG). This follows MAG's announcement that it has been successful in its...
  • Pattonair makes new senior appointments in Europe
    Pattonair, an aerospace and defence supply chain service provider, has made a number of key senior appointments as it completes the centralisation of its European operations at its...
  • BBA Aviation Flight Support names new top executives
    BBA Aviation Flight Support has promoted Maria Sastre to president and chief operating officer of Signature Flight Support Corporation. Prior to joining Signature in 2009, Sastre s...
  • Shipping company Claus-Peter Offen has to sell 14 ships
    As a result of the current economic situation, Claus-Peter Offen, a long-standing Hamburg-based shipping company and one of the largest such entities in Germany, is in financial di...
  • Hoyer shouldering logistics for Huntsman
    The international chemical corporation Huntsman recently outsourced its polyurethane logistics at its locations in the Netherlands and Italy to Hoyer and two other forwarding compa...
  • DPD opens new depot in Slovakia
    The European parcel service provider DPD has opened a new depot in Trnava (Slovakia). Construction work on the new facility, which is equipped with modern technology to boost capac...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • MHI and MOL develop "BWTS in a box"
  • Atwood books contract for under-construction jack-up
  • EC approves Finnish aid for clean ships
  • Seaspan orders four 10,000 TEU newbuilds
  • Damen delivers Stan Tug to Norwegian shipbuilder
  • Bourbon takes delivery of first of new FSIV series
  • Fincantieri completes its acquisition of STX OSV
  • Great Lakes dredging crisis tops carriers' agenda

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • Port of Kalama director announces retirement plans
  • Port of Vancouver placing girders for Gateway Avenue project
  • Quincy Jones lending voice to Sea-Tac Airport music program
  • New passenger record eyed for Portland International Airport
  • Airfreight rates heading down according to new Drewry report

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • Hong Kong pushes for a regional ECA
    Shipowners and government back sulphur emissions control scheme
  • Pulling together
    Progress on environmental policy in the wake of Hong Kong's Fair Winds Charter underscores the importance of owners' engagement in public affairs
  • Seaspan signs $360m boxship order
    Japan's MOL will charter 10,000 teu quartet
  • Eurotunnel reports 16% annual growth in truck shuttle traffic
    Channel Tunnel operator waits for UK regulator to approve its purchase of ex-SeaFrance ferries
  • Pribor to head maritime investment banking at Jefferies
    General Maritime chief financial officer replaces Hamish Norton
  • Shipbroker offers virtual trading to box swap novices
    Clarksons simulator encourages sceptics to try their luck with zero risk
  • Grand China Logistics's legal cases rumble on
    Embattled carrier and parent HNA Group 'fail to honour ship lease contracts'
  • Earnings plummet for US-bound VLCCs
    Domestic oil boom keeps brakes on imports
  • Sammy Ofer Group paves the way for two shipping dynasties
    Zodiac Maritime and Tanker Pacific fleets to be rebalanced to allow for smooth transition
  • Deme issues bond to diversify its funding
    No new tonnage as dredger moves to refinance short-term debt
  • Moves to curb US LNG exports gain momentum
    Chemical producer Huntsman calls for cap on shipments to maintain cheap supply
  • CSICL wins $2.7bn orders in two months
    New contracts struck since late November generate 29% of 2012 annual revenue
  • Fincantieri kicks off cash offer for remaining shares in STX OSV
    Shareholders to be offered the price STX Group received for 50.75% stake
  • MOL to test ballast water treatment 'in a box'
    Container-sized unit to be placed in a ship's hold, reducing installation time and saving engine room space
  • Ineos and Evergas reap rewards of US shale gas boom
    Chemical manufacturer and Danish shipowner sign 15-year deal to ship US ethane to Europe
  • A revived ministry
    South Korea's president-elect is planning to restore maritime authority to a single agency
  • Buss receives eco-feeder
    Feedership and sisters to be delivered to Maersk Line subsidiary MCC Transport
  • Euronav posts $31m fourth-quarter loss
    Belgian tanker owner sees January uptick in China demand, but is cautious about 2013
  • Scorpio extends product tanker newbuilding spree
    Product specialist orders another fuel-efficient pair at Hyundai Mipo
  • Safmarine MPV appoints Royal Burger as full liner agent
    Deal covering Belgium and the Netherlands follows business spin-off
  • Avoid a fire sale
    The impact of a surge of ships into the sale and purchase market would be horrendous
  • Chinese yard wins LPG carrier order
    Wuhan Nanhua Huanggang Jiangbei inks deal for up to two 4,600 cu m tankers
  • Getting back to basics
    Shakeout could help shipping to rid itself at last of greedy short-termers

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • Seaspan continues newbuildings
    BOX SHIP owner Seaspan said today it has signed contracts to build four 10,000teu vessels at a Chinese shipyard
  • Unlimited US LNG exports challenged
    NEW LNG carrier capacity could become dangerously exposed to mounting opposition to unlimited US natural gas exports
  • Hamburg shippers protest Elbe barge inefficiency
    SHIPPERS, barge and intermodal operators in Germany today called for urgent improvements to Hamburg's inland barge connections
  • EC investigates Portugal's aid to shipyard
    THE EC said today it is investigating Portuguese government shipyard aid, estimated at more than €180M ($240M) since 2006
  • Finnish fuel help approved
    FINLAND'S scheme to help its shipowners comply with the approaching 0.1% marine fuel sulphur limit has won EC approval
  • Nam Cheong proceeds with notes offer
    MALAYSIA'S largest OSV builder Nam Cheong it has received in-principle approval for listing of up to 190M new ordinary shares at SGX-ST
  • Taiwan's TMT seeks loan renegotiation
    TAIWAN'S TMT has reportedly applied to its banks for deferment of its repayment of about $800M
  • Taiwan's mainland investments fall 16.61%
    TAIWAN'S government said the island's investment in mainland China fell to $10.9Bn in 2012, 16.61% below 2011's total and the lowest level in three years
  • Chinese offshore yards' threat seen as 'limited'
    CREDIT Suisse today called the near-term competitive threat from Chinese offshore yards "limited," placing its preference with Singapore yards
  • CSISL bags $2.7Bn in orders
    SHANGHAI-listed CSICL said today it has bagged orders worth 16.9Bn yun ($2.7Bn) since end-November 2012
  • Euronav's losses deepen
    BELGIAN-listed, Antwerp-based tanker operator Euronav said losses deepened in the fourth quarter of last year
  • Vehicle exports fall
    EXPORTS of vehicles fell in the final quarter of last year, although sales in China accelerated the overall market, a shipping analyst said
  • Fincantieri's STX OSV deal completed
    ITALIAN shipbuilder Fincantieri said today it has completed its acquisition of 51% of shares in Norwegian offshore vessel builder STX OSV
  • BHP boasts record ore cargoes
    NEW SHIP loaders installed at BHP Australian ports in the Pilbara have lifted the miner's exports of iron ore by 10%, according to port statistics
  • Newcastle coal shipment rise
    COAL shipments from Newcastle edged forward in the latest week, continuing a solid start to 2013

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • China's Vehicle Exports Top One Million Units
    China's vehicle exports hurdled the one million unit barrier for the first time in 2012 as sales abroad increased 29.7 percent, according to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers. Last year saw some manufacturers divert their attention from the slowing domestic market, where total sales increased by just 4.3 percent year-on-year...
  • Nomura Economist: Asia Export Outlook Positive
    Asia excluding Japan's total export growth slowed from 5.9 percent year-on-year in October to 3.4 percent in November, according to the latest index aggregate export index from Nomura. But while December data are sending mixed signals, the forward outlook is positive, according to Robert Subbaraman, chief economist for Asia ex-Japan. "Taiwan's exports...
  • Maersk to Raise India-West Africa Rates
    Maersk Line will put a general rate increase into effect Feb. 1 on shipments from India to destinations in West Africa. The proposed increase will be $150 per 20-foot container and $300 per 40-foot container. "While we are continuously endeavoring toward serving customers to the best of our capabilities, current rates are...
  • Demand for Industrial Real Estate on the Rise
    Demand for industrial real estate continues to strengthen, but modest economic growth will continue to affect the sector nationally for at least another year, according to commercial real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield's 2013-2016 Industrial Forecast Report. "The U.S. economy remains stalled in low gear, and this may not change...
  • CREATE Program Faces Funding Challenge
    OAK BROOK, Ill. - A major initiative to reduce rail congestion in Chicago, the nation's largest cargo hub, received funding last year for the majority of its new projects. But the public-private partnership still needs hundreds of millions of dollars to take on a project that is arguably the largest...
  • Damco Moves Headquarters, Changes Management
    Freight forwarding and supply chain management company Damco will move its headquarters from Copenhagen, Denmark, to The Hague in the Netherlands in February, and will also implement several senior-level management changes. Steffen Schiottz-Christensen became CEO of Damco's Africa and Middle East region on Dec. 1, 2012, after having spent more than...
  • JSC TransContainer's Board Approves Strategy
    Russian intermodal operator JSC TransContainer's board of directors has approved the company's strategy until 2020. The board confirmed that the strategic goal of the company is to increase capitalization by means of improving the scale and efficiency of its businesses. It also affirmed the business model of the company as a...
  • US Fab to Build Deck Barge for Harley Marine Services
    250' x 70' x 15'8'' deck barge. US Fab, a Vigor Industrial company, will begin construction on a deck barge for Harley Marine Services at Vigor's Swan Island shipyard in Portland, Ore. The barge was designed by Jensen Maritime Consultants to transport a wide variety of cargo between Dutch Harbor and Akutan...
  • Port Everglades FTZ Ranked Top Exporting Foreign Trade Zone
    Port Everglades' Foreign Trade Zone No. 25 in Florida was ranked as the top foreign trade zone in the U.S. for exports (warehousing and distribution activity) in 2011, according to the Foreign-Trade Zones Board's 73rd annual report to Congress. The report showed that FTZ No. 25 experienced a 68 percent increase...
  • VPA Mulls Two Options: Privatize or Reorganize
    The board of the Virginia Port Authority has set a date of March 26 as the deadline for determining the future of VPA's terminals on Hampton Roads. At its board meeting Tuesday the directors of the state-owned port agency set that date to decide on one of two options: They will...
  • Christchurch Orders Straddle Carriers
    Liebherr's SC350T straddle carrier. Liebherr Container Cranes has announced receipt of an order for four SC350T straddle carriers from Lyttelton Port of Christchurch in New Zealand. The crane company said straddle carriers are scheduled for delivery in mid-2013. They stack 1-over-2 high and are supplied with a 50-ton twin lift spreader. The straddle carriers will...
  • Traffic Club of Chicago Names 2013 Board Officers, Directors
    The Traffic Club of Chicago has elected new officers and directors to serve on the 2013 board of governors. The election was held in December at the members' annual holiday reception. The transportation association named Eddie Beard from Ark Logistics as president, Craig Boroughf of USG Corporation as vice president, Lynn...
  • Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Sets Cargo Record
    Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port handled a record 158.9 million metric tons at its Black Sea and Baltic ports in 2012, a 1.2 percent increase on the previous year. Container traffic remained modest by European standards, growing 4.4 percent to 623,700 20-foot-equivalent units. The London-listed company owns the Russian port Novorossiysk on the...
  • Study: Reducing Supply Chain Barriers Could Increase Global GDP
    Reducing supply chain barriers could increase global GDP and world trade much more than reducing all import tariffs, according to a report released today by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Bain & Co. and the World Bank. "Enabling Trade: Valuing Growth Opportunities," found that if all countries reduce supply...
  • Truck Tonnage Rose 2.8 Percent in December
    The American Trucking Associations today reported that its seasonally adjusted For-Hire Truck Tonnage Index increased 2.8 percent in December, after jumping 3.9 percent in November (revised). The back-to-back increases in November and December were the best gains in 2012. Consequently, the seasonally adjusted index was 121.6 in December, versus 118.3 in...
  • European Commission Approves Finland Ship Fuel Initiative
    The European Commission has found amendments to an existing Finnish scheme supporting investment in cleaners ships comply with the European Union's state aid rules. The amendments aim to give shipowners incentives to use less polluting fuel, ahead of the implementation of similar EU standards. "This Finnish scheme demonstrates how the current state...
  • Canaveral Port Authority Elects Weinberg Chairman
    (L-R) Vice Chairman Jerry Allender, Commissioner Bruce Deardoff, Secretary/Treasurer Frank Sullivan, Commissioner John H. Evans and Chairman Tom Weinberg. The board of commissioners for Canaveral Port Authority in Florida has unanimously elected Tom Weinberg chairman for 2013. Weinberg is the former chief of staff for past Florida Sen. Mel Martinez. Jerry Allender, a...
  • European Commission Investigates Aid for Portuguese Shipyard
    The European Commission has opened an investigation into whether some public support measures granted by Portugal in favor of the shipyard Estaleiros Navais de Viana do Castelo comply with European Union state aid rules. In a preliminary assessment by the commission, it appears that ENVC may have benefited from several aid...
  • Norfolk Southern's Profit Lower for Quarter, Year
    Class I railroad Norfolk Southern Railway reported income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $413 million, declining 14 percent from $480 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. "While the fourth quarter reflected declines in coal shipments, we also saw steady intermodal volume gains coupled with improved volumes in our...
  • UK Allocates $3.6 Million to Tackle Piracy
    The U.K.'s Foreign & Commonwealth Office Minister Alistair Burt has specified how the department's maritime security funds will be spent this financial year. The funding for the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, which works with the U.K. to deliver capacity building assistance, totals £2.25 million (about US$3.6 million). It includes...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • Stanzel is WISTA woman of the year
    Intertanko MD Katharina Stanzel has been named as WISTA (Women's International Shipping & Trading Association) Global Personality of the Year. The ...
  • Fos boxes ahead by 16%
    The Fos deep water box terminals at Marseilles processed a record 815,000 teu in 2012 - 15.7% higher than in the previous year - as the French port started to gain ...
  • Lines announce surcharges on Asia-Europe
    Major carriers on the Asia-Europe trade are preparing to implement peak season surcharges (PSSs) before the end of the month, having increased spot rates as recently ...
  • 100 feeders in long-term lay-up
    According to the latest report compiled by Lloyd's List Intelligence [LLI] there are currently 333 containerships idled, representing 6.6% of the global cellular ...
  • US trucking index up 2.8% in December
    The American Trucking Association's [ATA] seasonally adjusted For Hire Truck Tonnage Index climbed by 2.8% in December after jumping by a revised 3.9% in the previous ...
  • Bank boxship fire sale: the iceberg's tip?
    Hamburg is generally cold at this time of year and the Alster Lake is often frozen, but there is an especially cold wind blowing through the port city this winter ...
  • Buss receives eco-feeder
    German KG house, Buss Capital, through its charter company Buss Shipping, has taken delivery from the Chinese Wenchong Shipyard of the first in a series of three ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • NewLead in nickel pickle?
    Industry insiders are starting to question the new direction of NewLead Holdings on the back of a bizarre investment that appears to have preceded the abrupt exit of chairman Nicholas Fistes.
  • Tough to swallow
    Equity analysts were scratching their heads Wednesday after Seaspan surprised the market with a newbuilding deal that hinges on the acquisition of four second-hand containerships.
  • Vroon completes hat trick
    Vroon has returned to China for another subsea support vessel newbuilding.
  • Pac Basin ramps it up
    Pacific Basin Shipping has tapped its huge war chest for almost $50m to fund swoops for three ships, it is claimed.
  • Norton lauds Pribor
    Veteran General Maritime (Genmar) chief financial officer Jeffrey Pribor is leaving his post to become the new head of investment banking at New York's Jefferies.
  • Goodbye Tahiti
    Denmark's Maersk Line is suspending its containership service from New Zealand to French Polynesia.
  • Seaspan swoops for more
    Seaspan has splashed out on its second newbuilding order in the space of a week and has swooped for four secondhand ships.
  • Bunker build closer
    Sweden's White Smoke Shipping is in talks to build its new combined LNG and oil bunkering tanker in Turkey.
  • Siem leads from the front
    Siem Offshore is hoping that other owners follow its lead by pulling large anchor handlers out of the weak North Sea spot market.
  • Season starts badly
    Euronav's weak fourth quarter numbers appear to spell bad news for other listed crude tanker owners in what was never expected to be a happy earnings season for the sector.
  • Europe probes ENVC aid
    The European Commission (EC) is investigating Portugal's ENVC shipyard over state aid.
  • Siem lays up large AHTS
    A weak North Sea spot market has forced the first high end anchor handling tug supply vessel into lay-up, brokers say.
  • Fatal misjudgement
    An ER Offshore crewman was killed on a supply ship after using a rescue craft as a platform for paint repairs, a UK accident report found.
  • Snohvit shut-down blow
    Closure of Statoil's Snohvit plant for a few weeks is bad news for the LNG spot market, a leading analyst says.
  • Profit hope for OOIL
    Disappointing trading numbers from Orient Overseas International will not stand in the way of a strong full-year showing from the Hong Kong-listed container line, Citi say.
  • L&T adds 18
    India's Larsen & Toubro has clinched an order to build 18 interceptor ships for the country's coast guard.
  • Evergas fixes newbuilds
    Jaccar-owned Evergas has sealed 15-year charters for a quartet of LNG newbuildings it has contracted in China.
  • Japanese trio charged
    Three members of a Japanese shipping agency have been arrested after allegedly falling foul of sanctions against Iranian state shipowner Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).
  • Kimitsu gets first Valemax
    Kimitsu has become only the second port in Japan to receive Vale's new generation of Valemax bulkers.
  • Costa crewman dies
    An Indonesian seafarer has been killed in a fall down a ventilation shaft on a Costa Cruises vessel off Argentina.
  • Salamon sells only VL
    German KG owner Salamon looks to be departing the VLCC sector.
  • Jasper officers jailed
    The captain and first mate of a Turkish cargoship involved in a fatal collision off France have been jailed for manslaughter.
  • Fincantieri wants it all
    Fincantieri has launched its bid for total control of STX OSV in a move which could take the offshore shipbuilder away from the Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • Brila tanker freed
    Owners of a small tanker hijacked off the Ivory coast earlier this month have confirmed that the ship has been released.
  • CSSC rejigs yard shares
    China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) is restructuring its yards with a share hand-over.
  • Tirrenia also selling
    A second Italian ferry owner is cutting capacity on routes to Sardinia after an antitrust ruling.
  • CSC stays at home
    Azerbaijan's Caspian Shipping Company (CSC) is planning to order new ships domestically for the first time.
  • Jiangbei books LPG deal
    China's Wuhan Nanhua Huanggang Jiangbei Shipyard has contracted a newbuilding LPG carrier.
  • Scorpio adds a pair
    Scorpio Tankers has returned to Hyundai Mipo Dockyard to order another two 50,000-dwt MR tankers
  • Euronav fights fuel costs
    Euronav has accelerated efforts to cut fuel costs in the months to come on the back of a quarter in which it turned in a loss of $31m.
  • Tanker mystery reignites
    Questions about a mysterious sale-and-purchase deal resurfaced Tuesday after Euronav confirmed reports that it torched a time charter tied to a VLCC that changed hands late last year.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • USPS could increase revenue with government shipping
    The Postal Service has been losing out on these contracts to FedEx and UPS. The GSA has had shipping contracts with USPS since May 2009, while FedEx and UPS have been on board since 2001.
  • U.S. Lakers keep political pressure on dredging
  • Armed thieves steal pharmaceuticals
  • CN adds intermodal capacity
    Canadian National Railway is investing in two intermodal facilities in the Midwest to help shippers access the West Coast ports of Vancouver and Prince Rupert. The facilities are scheduled to open in June.
  • Hyundai advises on ILA strike contingencies
    "It is not feasible to divert East Coast vessels to the U.S. West Coast, so this is not part of our contingency planning," the liner said. "Depending on the scope of the strike, however, some vessel schedules could be modified."
  • Containerships may be sold at auction
  • Drought hampers U.S. corn exports
    The spread between South American and U.S. corn prices is beginning to narrow as growing world demand exacerbates infrastructure constraints in those countries that make it difficult to get grains from farms to ports.
  • Commerce asked to fund PORTS system
  • DHX creates door-to-door rate product
  • Southern Air moves headquarters
  • Calculator assesses green impact of inventory reduction
  • Study assesses parcel shippers' vulnerability to price increases
  • Marten Transport has best year ever
  • Redwood City port's bulk jump
  • DHL adds flexitanks
  • Kirk to leave USTR post
  • Dredgers press for Sandy rehab legislation
  • Executive moves

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 23, 2013
  • Prices lack direction in Fujairah
    Bunker price outlook variable across markets.
  • Rotterdam prices soft, Hamburg firm
    Mixed outlook in most markets with movement keeping to single figures.
  • LNG bunkering tanker 'to be built in Turkey'
    'We are ready to push the button,' says CEO.
  • Ex-Brightoil fuel oil trader moves to Glencore
    Lim Eu Ming joined Brightoil in 2010.
  • Tanker operator orders more newbuilds
    Scorpio Tankers says its markets 'have witnessed significant tightening'.
  • Korea upbeat on prospects for LNG bunkering
    Feasibility study should be finished by end of the year.
  • Coscon: Two vessels CSI verified
    More ships will follow, says company.
  • Supplier 'unifies' operations in Northern Europe
    OW Bunker says it has created 'one of the world's largest maritime physical bunkering operations'.
  • Shore-side power presents problems for cruise operators
    Hong Kong 'should not make cold-ironing mandatory' at new cruise terminal.
  • IFO prices continue to weaken in Asian hubs
    Distillate prices, however, were firm.
  • Higher MDO prices put India's fishermen under pressure
    Prices of MDO have jumped by $200-250 per metric tonne.
  • Canada encouraged to convert plastic waste to fuel oil
    Annual non-recycled plastics can produce almost nine million barrels of fuel oil.
  • Golar to post record profits in 2013
    The firm will profit on lower LNG rates, as fewer carriers transport the gas.
  • Reports: BP's former head oil analyst to join Noble
    Serio said to begin new job in April as head of company's global commodities research team.

FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
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
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
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
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
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
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
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
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
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
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
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
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
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
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.
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%
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
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%
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
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
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
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.
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
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
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
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
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%
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
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
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
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
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
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
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
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
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
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Arrival ports by:
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In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
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
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
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
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
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
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
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
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
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
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
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
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
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
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
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
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
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
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in 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.
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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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
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
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
Report on work in liguri ports
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
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
Membership of seven new companies
Brothers Cosulich acquired the genovese Slavetti Enzo
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
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
Also adopted the general approach on the regulation on the use of the capacity of the railway infrastructure
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