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January 25, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Peak season surcharges arise ahead of February 9-15 Chinese New Year
  • Fair winds ahead, SISI expects Baltic Dry Index to rise 30pc in 2013
  • Singapore's PSA box volume up 5.2pc to 60.06 million TEU in 2012
  • Salvagers recover 1,007 of 1,368 boxes aboard Rena as NZ cleanup ends
  • Union labour costs, manning scales make major US ports uncompetitive
  • Fujian ports cargo volume expected to exceed 450 million tonnes in 2013
  • Seaport operations resume at Kuwaiti marine terminals after fog lifts
  • Forwarders, carriers find new markets in adverse economic conditions
  • Italy posts first trade surplus since 2002, magnified by import plunge
  • Barcelona port mulls appeal against US$133,266 fine for truck cartel
  • Cargotec faces US$34.6 million quarterly special restructuring costs
  • Battery fires delay Hainan Airlines' Beijing-New York Dreamliner flights
  • Ram Menen retires from Emirates SkyCargo after 40 years in air freight
  • Southern Air to move to Cincinnati base as part of bankruptcy rescue
  • Chennai airport cargo workers' strike ends on union federation orders

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 24, 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 24, 2013
  • Korean start-up carrier to operate first freighter aircraft
    Jeju Air will operate a B737-400(F) that is currently being prepared for the South Korean cargo start-up Air Incheon. It will be the first cargo aircraft operated by Jeju, which cu...
  • European debt crisis hits Germany's freight transport market
    Germany's Federal office for freight traffic (BAG) reported that, after two years of growth, transport demand in the German freight market weakened in H1/2012. The shrinkage is due...
  • Russian Railways Logistics delivers cargo to South Africa
    The Rostov-on-Don branch of Russian Railways Logistics recently organized the transportation of packed cargo that had to be forwarded to Port Elizabeth (South Africa) on behalf of ...
  • Mack launches overhaul programme for Legacy Engines
    The US-based commercial vehicle manufacturer Mack now offers a new engine overhaul scheme to better serve Mack E7 engine owners. The programme is an industry standout, offering ex...
  • Nord-Süd closes all branches in Germany
    The forwarding company Nord-Süd closed all its six locations in Germany at the beginning of the year, after the firm went into administration in autumn. The branch offices in Zabre...
  • UPS offers new express freight service
    The US integrator and parcel service provider UPS has launched a new solution in the express cargo segment called UPS worldwide express freight service. According to a recent compa...
  • New planning and environment director for port of Dunkirk
    The French port of Dunkirk named Yves Lalaut, a government public works divisional engineer, as its new planning and environment director on 1 December 2012. He replaced Stéphane R...
  • Delta Air Lines posts December quarter profit, but sees cargo revenue decline
    Atlanta GA (USA)-based Delta Air Lines reported a net income of USD 238 million for the December 2012 quarter. Results include the USD 100 million negative impact of super storm Sa...
  • Volga-Dnepr Airlines moves 100 t of mining equipment to Siberia
    A self-propelled Bauer BG28 drill used for mining was part of a 100 t shipment delivered by Russia-based Volga-Dnepr Airlines to Magadan (Russia). The AN-124-100 fr...
  • Executive changeover at Lug aircargo handling
    LUG aircargo handling, based in Frankfurt (Germany) named Nina Hampel as its manager Key Accounts, sales and business development on 1 January. Prior to that she had worked for Avi...
  • DHL enhances chemical shipping offer
    DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist within Deutsche Post DHL, is introducing a new product for shipping non-hazardous liquid bulk commodities. Particularly ...
  • DB Schenker Logistics serving automotive supplier AGC in Serbia
    DB Schenker Logistics has opened a new warehouse in Kragujevac (Serbia) that is dedicated to providing logistics services for suppliers of a nearby Fiat car plant. The first custom...
  • Medcenter Container Terminal Gioia Tauro continues to perform well
    Medcenter container terminal (MCT), the Contship Italia Group's transshipment hub in Gioia Tauro (Italy) gave a sterling performance when three ultra-large container carriers berth...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • Liberty Maritime files suit against MARAD
  • Spurs Marine has new ownership
  • GE to upgrade RFA ships' IPMS
  • Atlantic Offshore plans to order newbuild ERRV
  • Vroon orders subsea support vessel in China

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • Panama Canal Authority gives expansion project update
  • New offshore shuttle tanker chartered for Brazil oil transport
  • Charleston merchants to host annual Dungeness crab feed
  • Union Pacific earmarks funds for Oregon rail line upgrades
  • Boeing taps Elena Alexandrova as Russia communications boss

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • A gravitational shift
    The centre of gravity of world crude oil trades is shifting from the Atlantic basin to Asia
  • BP goes its own way in a 'world dominated by oil'
    The supply and demand factors underpinning BP's newbuilding order
  • Samco finance chief looks at the prospects for tankers
    Better days to come in the VLCC market
  • BP offers bright forecast for European LNG imports
    European shale gas a damp squib
  • Pacific International Lines orders eight boxships
    Carrier returns to Dalian for fourth time in two years
  • Washington flexes its muscles in Blackstone Title XI battle
    Government lawyers want American Petroleum Tankers complaint dismissed
  • Chapter 11 is paradigm shift, says GenMar's Pribor
    Restructuring felt like waiting for surgery, he tells Marine Money conference
  • Tough year forecast for tankers but prospects are better for bulkers
    Perspectives vary by sector, Marine Money conference hears
  • Hapag-Lloyd targets hefty Asia-Europe rate hike
    German line leads the way with $750 per teu March increase
  • Venezuela becomes a riskier prospect for oil and gas investment
    Uncertainty over Chavez succession could see shipments to US fall further as backers shy away
  • Will 2013 be LNG shipping's lost year?
    Market is still overshadowed by last year's problems, says Drewry Maritime Research
  • Panamax boxship capacity rises 50% on intra-Asia trades
    Feeder capacity stays steady while ultra-large vessels squeeze out post-panamaxes
  • Cold front, warm rewards
    Owners enjoy ice-class rates spike due to Baltic freeze
  • Out with old habits to survive
    Some companies are losing money through inefficiency
  • Tyne plans $284m expansion to cash in on renewable energy
    Developing wood pellet imports could bring an extra two panamaxes per week
  • Small boxships bear the brunt of lay-ups
    Analysts expect number of idled container ships to rise after Chinese new year
  • KNOT to lease shuttle tanker to Repsol affiliate in 10-year deal
    Repsol Sinopec Brasil will deploy vessel in deepsea oilfields
  • Frangou sees 'new optimism' riding for dry bulk prospects
    Navios Partners posts big jump in profits for 2012
  • Seaspan boxship orders profitable despite price cut, says Yangzijiang
    China yard seals the deal at a 10% discount
  • High noon in Jakarta
    A vote on a restructuring plan for Berlian Laju Tanker must happen before March 18
  • Big freeze sees Baltic Sea aframax earnings rise $10,000 overnight
    Owners earn $24,000 per day as cold snap hits Europe
  • Choose your Chinese yard with caution, warns Ackermann
    Specialist tonnage demands the right builder for the job, says Evergas boss
  • STX Pan Ocean to change Singapore status
    Regulatory conflicts lead bulker player to follow Seoul primary listing rules
  • North P&I Club updates loss prevention guide
    Move follows post-collision claims of 'anarchy' in the Channel and North Sea
  • Cleaner alternative
    US economic pressures undermine coalition moves to curb LNG exports
  • South Korea box volumes rise on higher transhipments
    Increased throughput at Busan boosts nation's total volume
  • Costamare buys post-panamax as earnings beat expectations
    Charter to PIL will bring attractive returns, says owner

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • NCL wraps up IPO
    NORWEGIAN Cruise Line today confirmed that underwriters fully exercised their options for extra shares, bringing total IPO net proceeds to $477
  • Commerzbank in no rush to sell
    COMMERZBANK is taking a measured approach to winding down its shipping portfolio, the Marine Money conference in London was told today
  • Dry demand opportunities loom
    CHINA and India could become even more reliant on raw material imports, ICAP research MD James Leake told today's Marine Money conference in London
  • ISL sees global box rise
    GLOBAL box traffic returned to growth at the end of 2012 after weaker autumn figures, the RWI/ISL container handling index indicated today
  • China iron ore stockpile hits two-year low
    CHINA'S iron ore stockpile is at its lowest since November 2010, with steel production continuing to recover on the back of stimulus projects
  • Liberty sues MarAd
    FOREIGN shipowners are unlawfully benefiting from a government programme set up to support US shipping interests, a US-flag carrier has alleged
  • Pribor to lead shipping unit of Jefferies
    JEFFREY Pribor will resign from GenMar and take the helm of the shipping investment banking division of Jefferies, Fairplay confirmed today
  • ESPO assails EC's LNG bunker network
    ESPO today criticised EC plans to develop LNG refuelling stations at all 139 sea and inland ports in its core TEN-T transport network
  • Chinese leasing dispute reported settled
    GRAND China Logistics has reportedly settled a dispute with a Chinese shipowner over leasing contracts
  • Low shipping asset values seen luring banks
    LOWER asset values caused by the shipping sector's slip are making it more attractive for banks to enter maritime financing, a shipping conference heard today in London
  • China arbitration amount rises 138%
    THE CHINA Maritime Arbitration Commission said the amount disputed in its cases in 2012 rocketed to 1.4Bn yuan ($225M), from 587M yuan ($94M) a year earlier
  • Keppel profits rise 28%
    KEPPEL said today profits for full-year 2012 rose 28% year on year
  • Fortescue boss buoyant on iron ore surge
    FORTESCUE today posted a 32% increase in iron ore cargoes out of Australia's Pilbara for its December quarter
  • Supply hinders LNG bull run
    A SCARCITY of LNG supply in December 2012 resulted in freight rates being slightly lower than in the same month in 2011, according to an analyst
  • Han emerges as preferred KLC buyer
    SOUTH Korean private equity firm Han & Co has emerged as the preferred bidder for Korea Line

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • OHL Enhances Security Operations With Descartes' Cloud-Based Air Cargo Advance Screening Solution
    WATERLOO, Ontario - Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that OHL, a leading global 3PL and freight forwarder, is enhancing its security operations with Descartes' cloud-based Air Cargo Advance Screening (ACAS) solution. "We've been successfully using Descartes' Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)...
  • Choice Logistics Executive Doug Magnan to Chair Field Service Medical in San Diego
    NEW YORK - Choice Logistics, the leading provider of critical inventory logistics solutions, announced today that Doug Magnan, Vice President of Operations, will serve as a chairperson of the Field Service Medical conference. The event, which takes place February 19-21, 2013 at the Ranch Bernardo Inn in San Diego, California,...
  • J.B. Hunt's Profit Jumped Nearly 21 Percent in 2012
    Arkansas-based trucking and transportation company J.B. Hunt Transport Services reported its profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $84.0 million, rising 15.7 percent from $72.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue was $1.3 billion, compared with $1.2 billion in the same quarter the previous year. Intermodal revenue in...
  • VPA Chief Explains Reorganization Plan
    When the Virginia Port Authority board meets on March 26, it will decide whether to pursue two current private bids to operate its terminals or to proceed with the plan to restructure the VPA and its terminal operating subsidiary, Virginia International Terminals. The VPA is still tweaking its reorganization plan but...
  • Rate Hikes Unlikely to Outlast Pre-New Year Cargo Surge
    The next two weeks will be the most frantic period of 2013 for China loadings to Europe and the U.S., with carrier utilization already running at "well above" 90 percent, said Henry Schmidl, director of ocean freight for Hong Kong and South China at Schenker International. "We will probably see full...
  • India OKs $82 Million for DP World Terminal at Jawaharlal Nehru Port
    The Indian Finance Ministry has approved a proposal by DP World to invest 4.4 billion rupees (about $82 million) in a new container terminal project at Jawaharlal Nehru Port (Nhava Sheva). The project, on a 17-year concession, will extend the port's container berth by 1,082 feet and provide a 42-acre container...
  • GATX's Profit Jumped 24 Percent in 2012
    Railcar lessor GATX today reported income in the fourth quarter of 2012 of $29.7 million, down 6 percent from $31.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Profit for the full year of 2012 was $137.3 million, jumping 24 percent from $110.8 million in 2011. Profit in the company's North American segment...
  • Liberty Maritime Sues Marad Over MSP
    Liberty Maritime Corp. sued the Maritime Administration, accusing the agency of awarding slots in the Maritime Security Program to companies whose ships don't qualify for MSP's U.S.-flag subsidies. Liberty and its affiliated companies, based in Lake Success, N.Y., filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New...
  • Defining a Trucking 'Renaissance'
    Senior Editor Bill Cassidy and R.W. Baird transportation analyst Benjamin J. Hartford discuss whether trucking may be headed for its own "renaissance" in pricing and profitability in 2013....
  • Port of Everett CFO Clements to Retire
    Port of Everett in Washington has announced that Karen Clements, the port's CFO, will retire in September. Clements, who holds the No. 3 management position at the port, has led the port to 15 consecutive years of clean audits during her tenure. The CFO is responsible for the port's capital and...
  • Japan Posts Record Annual Trade Deficit
    Japan posted a record annual trade deficit of $77.4 billion in 2012 due largely to a slump in exports, especially to China and the European Union, according to preliminary figures released by the Finance Ministry on Thursday. But bucking the overall trend, shipments to the United States rose at a robust...
  • Norfolk Southern Names Hall Intermodal VP
    Jerry W. Hall, Norfolk Southern's new vice president of intermodal operations. Class I railroad Norfolk Southern has named Jerry W. Hall as vice president of intermodal operations. Hall succeeds Robert E. Huffman, who is retiring on Feb. 1. Huffman has worked in the railroad industry for 40 years and joined Norfolk Southern...
  • Journal of Commerce to Launch New JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Kansas City, Missouri
    NEWARK, N.J. - The Journal of Commerce (JOC) announced that its new event, the JOC Inland Distribution Conference, will take place in Kansas City, MO in September 2013. The JOC Inland Distribution Conference is the successor to the JOC Inland Ports Logistics Conference which took place in Chicago, IL in...
  • Heartland Express's Profit Dropped 12 Percent in 2012
    Trucking company Heartland Express reported its profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $14.3 million, dropping 16.5 percent from $17.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year of 2012, income was $61.5 million, falling 12.0 percent from $69.9 million in 2011. Quarterly revenue increased 3.8 percent year-over-year from...
  • Long Beach Says It'll Find Room for Chassis
    Long Beach Executive Port Director Chris Lytle assured truckers that the Southern California ports will find enough storage space in the harbor area for chassis now that ocean carriers are exiting the chassis business. "Big plots of land are not available, but some things can be moved around. We can make...
  • Is Trucking Primed for Pricing 'Renaissance'?
    ATLANTA - Move over railroads. The trucking industry may be rolling toward a "pricing renaissance" of its own, as rising operating costs and tight capacity push truck rates higher. Although annualized rate increases slowed in 2012, steady economic growth and industrial production, especially in the second half of 2013, could speed...
  • Trial Continues for Sea Star's Former CEO
    The antitrust conspiracy trial of former Sea Star Lines CEO Frank Peake, accused of involvement in price-fixing by carriers between the U.S. mainland and Puerto Rico, is nearing the end of its second week. Peake was indicted in November 2011. His trial began in San Juan on Jan. 14, following jury...
  • Seattle's Full Court Press
    It's not easy being an urban port. Case in point is Seattle's naturally deep-water port located to the south of that city's downtown. For years, developers have coveted the waterfront property that serves as one of the nation's largest container port operations. Instead of a working waterfront, they envision boutique...
  • Marten Transport Reports Record Fourth Quarter, Yearly Profit
    Mondovi, Wis.-based temperature-controlled truckload carrier Marten Transport this week reported the highest net income for any quarter and year in the company's history. Profit in the fourth quarter was $7.72 million, inching up 0.7 percent from the previous record of $7.66 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. For the full year...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • MOL to test ballast water treatment 'in a box'
    ClassNK has given Mitsui OSK Lines the nod of approval for the installation of a packaged ballast water treatment system that can fit in a vessel's cargo hold in ...
  • South Korean box volumes rise on higher transhipments
    Container throughput at South Korean ports rose 4.1% on-year to 22.5m teu in 2012, hitting a record high for a second year on the back of higher transhipment volumes, ...
  • China's manufacturing growth quickening
    According to the HSBC's Purchasing Managers Index [PMI] China's manufacturing activity in January grew at its fastest pace in two years.The preliminary data records ...
  • Davos: Insufficient transport infrastructure stymieing global growth
    The great and the good are assembled at the Annual World Economic Forum [WEF] in Davos, Switzerland this week to debate the 2013 theme 'Resilient Dynamism'. Away ...
  • COLREGS reminder published
    The North P&I Club has produced a new loss prevention guide for watchkeepers on how to avoid collisions at sea. The publication follows critical industry ...
  • Seaspan signs $360m boxship order
    Seaspan has signed its second newbuilding contract of the year, placing a $360m order for four 10,000 teu ships just days after finalising a $600m deal.The New ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • Bugbee's top tip
    If you have ever wondered how Greek tycoons time their shipping investments you should stop scratching your head and fetch a piece of paper.
  • Gone in 30 days
    Ukrainian owner Ukrrichflot's boss Valentyn Hrytsentko has been "relieved" of his post after less than a month.
  • NewLead eyes expansion
    NewLead Holdings may have shifted gears in a bid to break into the commodities business but it hasn't forgotten its roots.
  • NNA ties up Bellatrix
    Navios Maritime Acquisition Corporation (NNA) has secured a three-year charter deal for its latest product carrier newbuilding.
  • Pribor shares secrets
    Filing Chapter 11 papers feels like a cross between childbirth and deciding to cut off your own arm, according to Jeff Pribor.
  • Oceanstar bags stellar rate
    Oceanstar of Greece is said to have fixed a newbuilding at well above the current market rate.
  • Navios Partners soars
    Angeliki Frangou optimistic for wider recovery after big jump in 2012 profit.
  • Atlantic orders again
    Norway's Atlantic Offshore has ordered a new emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) backed by a contract with Shell.
  • Curra cools China fear
    A Chinese mega-order for VLCCs is unlikely to reach the scale touted and is actually a positive for the market right now, ACM Shipping says.
  • Stena fire under control
    A blaze on a Stena Line ro-pax has been brought under control in the Baltic.
  • CSIC tops a billion
    China Shipbuilding Industry Co (CSIC) has revealed it has won newbuilding orders worth more than $1bn over the last year.
  • Flex LNG ups ante
    Flex LNG is threatening arbitration proceedings against Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) after failing to settle a long-running dispute with the Korean giant.
  • Costs keep Keppel back
    Singapore shipyard group Keppel Corp's earnings have fallen for 2012 as expenses rose.
  • Zhang cedes control
    Zhang Zhi Rong, the owner of Rongsheng Heavy Industries, has relinquished his controlling interest in the Chinese shipbuilder.
  • KNOT in new Repsol link
    Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers (KNOT) has penned a 10-year charter contract for a newbuilding under construction at Cosco Zhousan in China.
  • BLRT in divi row
    Estonian shipyard group BLRT is facing a shareholder revolt over its decision to not pay dividends.
  • Ferry's "box of lies"
    The crew of Canadian ferry Queen of the North cast doubt on its electronic chart system before the vessel's fatal crash in 2006.
  • Moby merger rejected
    Shareholders of the privatised Tirrenia CIN have put the brakes on a potential merger with Vincenzo Onorato's Moby Lines.
  • Ezion downgraded
    Ezion Holdings, a darling of the Singapore stock market, has been downgraded in the wake of a run up in its stock price.
  • LNG prospects dim
    LNG freight rates strengthened in December as winter demand kicked in, but have yet to reach the levels of a year ago.
  • Port Hedland re-opens
    Australia's Port Hedland resumed operations on Wednesday after briefly closing due to a tropical storm.
  • BWTS in a box
    Mitsubishi Heavy Industries has developed a ballast water treatment system (BWTS) that fits in a large container.
  • Steel output flat in 2012
    Global steel production inched up only 1.2% last year to 1.55bnt latest trade figures show. However, this was still a new record.
  • Costamare expands fleet
    Costamare has acquired a 6,000-teu containership in a deal worth $22.2m and has already secured short term charter for it.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • CHAMP looks to tap forwarder market
  • Analysis: Air cargo activity ramps up internationally
    Barring any macroeconomic collapses - the debt-ceiling negotiations have the potential to wreck even the most conservative predictions - volumes and yields will continue to increase toward the end of the year.
  • Liberty files suit against MarAd over MSP program
  • CN's operating profit grew 12% in 2012
    Calendar-year revenues increased 10 percent to more than C$9.9 billion, with all business units registering gains, led by petroleum and chemicals at 15 percent to C$1.6 billion. Intermodal revenue grew 11 percent to C$2billion.
  • Trucking tonnage ends 2012 on high note
    "As paychecks shrink for all households due to higher taxes, I'm expecting a weak first quarter (2013) for tonnage and the broader economy," the ATA's chief economist, Bob Costello, warned in a statement.
  • Seaspan orders ships for MOL
    Seaspan has signed contracts for the construction of four 10,000-TEU class vessels that will be chartered to the Japanese liner carrier. The ships, to be built in China, are scheduled for delivery in 2014.
  • Hapag-Lloyd raising Mexico export reefer rates
  • New Pacific islands line emerges
  • time:matters expands in China
  • BX Solutions adds trucking service
  • MOL's metrics suffer in December
  • AAR nabs African airlift contract

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 24, 2013
  • Crude trades higher as gasoline inventories decline
    Refineries operated at their lowest levels since March 2012.
  • Market steady in Fujairah
    Prices in South Africa were soft.
  • Price outlook variable in major European ports
    Bunker prices make small gains in Rotterdam.
  • Greece: Seafarer strike call
    Action to be 'warning' over changes in labour practices.
  • Low sulphur demand steady despite fuel switch scheme
    Players say Hong Kong's voluntary progamme has not triggered an increase in demand.
  • Dan-Bunkering adds staff in Shanghai
    New team member brings experience of logistics and bunkering.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks near five-month low
    Demand from South Korea up by 18%.
  • Asian bunker prices show signs of strengthening
    Prices in Tokyo Bay, however, went down.
  • 'Eco' feeder vessel uses less fuel
    'Fuel-efficient feeder ships will be in demand against fuel-guzzling alternatives.'
  • Bunker player to operate Danish tank farm
    Monjasa's CEO says port of Skagen is 'extremely well positioned'.
  • Mitsubishi, Mitsui jointly develop ballast water treatment system
    The new technology can be completed at pier and does not require cutting of the ship's side shell.
  • Finland's low sulphur fuel initiative has EU backing
    Amendments bring scheme into line with EU's state aid rules.
  • Outlook on LNG sector uncertain, says analyst
    Low shipping rates and rising LNG prices will hamper recovery.
  • Deutsche Bank: China's fuel oil demand may weaken in 2013
    But crude and gasoil consumption is set to rise this year.
  • Seaspan orders four container ships
    Seaspan Corporation has inked contracts for the building of four 10,000 TEU containerships.

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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
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
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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