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February 25, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk Group profit up 17pc to US$4 billion, boxes return to profitability
  • NOL posts US$419 million 2012 loss as revenue rises 3pc to $9.5 billion
  • OOCL's 13,208-TEUer damaged during Samsung Heavy Industries testing
  • ILWU dock clerks sign off on contract with LA-Long Beach employers
  • Asia-Med rates lead post Lunar New Year fall, off 8.7pc to US$1,148/TEU
  • NYK extends intra-Asia NYK restructures Japan-Thailand-India service
  • Stifel Nicolaus confidence index shows 50pc plus optimistic about 2013
  • Alianca takes delivery of 3,800-TEU newbuild for Brazilian service
  • Rizhao port experience overall cargo volume increase of 11.8pc in 2012
  • China's domestic dry bulk shipping capacity rises rapidly in 2012
  • Recession in Europe dampens road freight demand over holiday period
  • UK Club, Lloyds Register provide ILO rule compliance guide, checklist
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo Terminal commences initial commercial operations
  • AMI spearheads India expansion with Mumbai operation
  • Top air cargo hubs make modest gains in 2012, but 57pc post declines
  • UTair and Svyaz-Bank complete refinancing deal for Mi-8AMT helicopters

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • DHL launches direct LCL services from India to Poland, Brazil
  • INSA-Customs & Central Excise points for Budget memorandum
  • NYK restructures Japan-Thailand-India service
  • Russia establishes regulatory authority for shorter northern sea route
  • SCI s Worldwide Agents Meet 2013 from today
  • Govt to impose anti-dumping duty on Chinese chemical
  • India may barter tea for Iranian crude
  • Pak agri lobby resisting MFN status to India
  • Kattupalli port holds promotional meet in Chennai
  • Ravi M. Parmar takes charge as Deputy Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust
  • Strike causes INR 100 cr. loss to Major Ports
  • VOC Port readies second container terminal
  • CII calls for speedy implementation of key projects, facilitating private investment through PPP
  • Railway PPP projects stuck on investor apathy
  • Road transporters body seeks minimum price for cargo
  • Forex reserves fall by $ 1 bn
  • India world s 19th largest exporter
  • INR sees biggest single-day gain in three weeks
  • Karan Adani s reception at Mundra

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Cargonet collaborating with MacAndrews
    The Norwegian rail service provider Cargonet and the MacAndrews shipping company have started to work more closely together. To this end, MacAndrews has extended its short sea serv...
  • Canada's truck drivers criticise lack of parking places
    The Canadian Trucking Alliance has reported that more than 60% of all truck drivers say they routinely have trouble finding park spots and places to rest while operating in Canada,...
  • Trucks do 26.6 billion km on German toll roads in 2012
    Heavy goods vehicles travelled around 26.6 billion km on toll roads in Germany in 2012. The distance was slightly less (-0.4%) than in 2011, even though the country's toll road net...
  • Aeroflot to resume B777 service
    Aeroflot wants to resume its Boeing B777-300ER operation today (22 February). The Russian airline suspended its services with this aircraft type after an engine shut-down incident ...
  • Matson Inc begins trading as MATX on NYSE
    The separation of Matson and Alexander & Baldwin Inc, first announced on 1 December 2011, has been completed. Matson Inc is now a stand-alone, publicly traded company that is r...
  • SNCF and Indian Railways establish alliance
    Representatives of the French national railway SNCF and Indian Railways have decided to set up a partnership. The agreement will initially last until 2020. SNCF will support its In...
  • Saudia Cargo sets all-time record in 2012
    Saudi Airlines Cargo achieved record annual results for 2012, posting total boarding figures of 516,000 t, thereby generating a 21% increase in revenue compared with 2011. The airl...
  • Camiel Eurlings named KLM president and CEO
    The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines' supervisory board has appointed Camiel Eurlings as president and CEO, with effect from 1 July. He will succeed Peter Hartman who has held this positio...
  • Etihad Cargo posts record January tonnage as demand grows
    Etihad Cargo, a division of the United Arab Emirates flag carrier Etihad Airways, posted a record uplift figure of 32,613 t of airfreight in January 2013, 27% more than in the same...
  • New executive vice-president at Geodis Wilson
    Kim Pedersen has been appointed executive vice-president of Geodis Wilson. He will head the global freight forwarding division of Geodis, from 1 March, and will also become a me...
  • Air Charter Service gets new group deputy managing director
    Air Charter Service has promoted Justin Bowman from commercial director to deputy managing director of the group, with immediate effect. Bowman will thus work more closely with ...
  • New managers for Panalpina Central Europe
    The Basel (Switzerland)-based global service provider Panalpina is filling managerial positions for the marketing, sales and ocean freight sectors in its Central Europe region (Ger...
  • TNT Express still in troubled waters despite slight increase in sales
    CEP service provider TNT Express, based in Hoofddorp (Netherlands), boosted its turnover to EUR 7.327 billion in financial 2012, a 1.1% increase compared to the EUR 7.246 billion r...
  • Geis opens new central hub in Slovakia
    The German logistics company Geis, headquartered in Bad Neustadt near Nuremberg, is strengthening its presence in Central Europe by its recent inauguration of a new central hub in ...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Jensen Maritime designs Harley tugs and deck barge
  • Maersk Group turns in 2012 profit of $4 billion
  • NOL reports red ink year
  • Vroon names newbuild at Amsterdam repair yard

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Jensen Maritime designs tugs, deck barge for Harley Marine
  • Ceremony to mark completion of Newport float replacement work
  • Neptune Orient Lines releases fourth quarter 2012 numbers
  • Port of Woodland nets grants for pair of development projects
  • US rail freight traffic rolls to mixed week

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Battle of the giants
    The clock is ticking for Virginia ports complex
  • Maersk says 'no' to box shipping acquisitions
    Andersen welcomes consolidation by others but sees little scope for more mergers in market
  • Frontline's Jensen hopes for better times ahead
    But extremely low rates are taking their toll on the market, says tanker boss
  • An ill wind
    Higher prices will not pull container shipping back to decent levels of profit
  • A shipping soliloquy
    To foreclose or not to foreclose? That is the question
  • What price a reputation?
    The trials of Carnival Triumph tarnish the wider cruise industry
  • Bye-bye bankers?
    Industry specialists debate where ship finance will come from in future
  • Get used to expensive money, says Citibank director
    But banks will still lend on good deals, says Citibank's Chipalkatty
  • Eos launches West Africa private maritime security start-up
    Regional ban on non-naval armed guards sees teams load their weapons at sea
  • Slim margins as Maersk Line posts 2012 profit
    Focus on cost cutting as supply growth keeps freight rates under pressure
  • Frontline fourth quarter brings narrower loss
    Company boosts rates but continues to streamline its fleet
  • AP Moller-Maersk posts higher profit than forecast
    Maersk Line turnaround offsets a tough year for tankers
  • Capesize hopes turn to scrapping
    Humdrum market seeks boost from upturn in demolition
  • Yangzijiang maintains solid shipbuilding profit margin
    Contracts signed before the downturn stand the company in good stead
  • Dust settles after P&I renewal
    Some clubs pay for their robust approach as others take on new tonnage
  • Independent Shipping fleet under arrest
    UK charities feed Torrent crew unpaid since November
  • APMT posts 11.6% rise in profits
    Group's ports handled 35.4m teu last year
  • Nato consolidates maritime command in UK
    Closure of Naples base sees anti-terror operation move to Northwood
  • NOL ends 2012 in the red after fourth-quarter loss
    But Singapore owner reports gains based on savings to core earnings
  • Maersk Tankers loss deepens
    No market improvement likely for at least a couple of years
  • APMT develops 1.5m teu terminal near Izmir
    Deal with Petkim Petrokimya creates one of Turkey's largest box and general cargo ports

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • APM exceeds its expectations
    APM SAID today profits for full-2012 were $4Bn, with a reversal by its box unit pushing the group ahead of the $3.7Bn it predicted in early November
  • STX Pan Ocean's record losses assessed
    STX PAN Ocean's full-year losses blew up to a record deficit of $418.3M for 2012, sparking sharp reactions today from an analyst about implications for the drybulk sector
  • NOL whittles down losses
    NOL SAID today it whittled down net losses for full-year 2012 to $419M, from $478M in 2011
  • Seoul imports 16% less crude from Iran
    AS IRAN upgrades its nuclear centrifuges, Korea National Oil figures indicated today that Seoul's imports of Iranian crude fell last month by 16.1% year on year
  • APM Terminals scheme confirmed in Turkey
    TURKEY'S Petkim today confirmed a deal under which APM Terminals would build and operate Aegean Gateway Terminal
  • Impairment charge whacks Eitzen's results
    EITZEN Chemical ended last year with net losses of $136.3M, after taking a $70.4M impairment charge in the fourth quarter
  • Cancellations hurt Yangzijiang profits
    CHINESE shipbuilder Yangzijiang said today net profits dropped 10% year on year in 2012, to 3.6Bn yuan ($576M)
  • China's NTS puts brakes on $312M scheme
    CHINA'S New Times Shipbuilding said today it has suspended a 2Bn yuan ($312M) offshore project
  • Taiwan Cement to buy ships for mainland work
    TAIWAN Cement plans to acquire six ships through its mainland subsidiary for inland river shipping in Guangdong and Guangxi
  • China's chemical cabotage capacity rises 17.9%
    CHINA'S capacity for coastal shipping of chemical products increased by 17.9% in 2012, according to the transport ministry
  • India's ports start strike recovery
    INDIA'S ports were today limping back to normalcy, clearing pile-ups from the country's two-day general strike
  • Sembcorp's profits drop
    SINGAPORE rig builder Sembcorp Marine said its 2012 profits fell 28% year on year to S$538M ($434.5M), mainly because of conservative margin recognitions on its first drill ship

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • West Coast Ports Building - Overcapacity?
    After building the nation's largest terminals and dredging the deepest harbors, West Coast ports are facing a problem they are not used to - overcapacity. "We're well down the road to overcapacity," said Alan McCorkle, senior vice president in Los Angeles for APM Terminals. West Coast terminal operators are operating at...
  • NYK to Restructure Japan-Thailand-India Service
    NYK will restructure its Japan-Thailand-India service (HLS). After the restructure, the service will be delinked at Laem Chabang, Thailand, forming a Japan-Thailand shuttle service (LNS) and a Thailand-India shuttle service (new HLS). NYK will add a new direct call to the Port of Karachi, Pakistan, on its Thailand-India service. The shipping company will...
  • Port Metro Vancouver's Corridor Project Applauded
    Ed Fast, Canada's minister of international trade and minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway; Robin Silvester, president and CEO of Port Metro Vancouver; and other terminal and railway partners have applauded the construction of the South Shore Corridor Project at Port Metro Vancouver. The project will separate road and rail traffic at...
  • Port of San Diego Advances Shore Power Plans
    The Port of San Diego is planning its next steps for shore power at Tenth Avenue Marine Terminal. At its monthly meeting, the board of port commissions approved a non-appealable coastal development permit to bring shore power to the marine terminal, located on San Diego's waterfront. The next step will take place...
  • Port of Tauranga's Container Traffic Jumps 25.5 Percent
    The Port of Tauranga in New Zealand reported container volume in the last six months of 2012 was 431,840 20-foot-equivalent units, jumping 25.5 percent year-over-year from 344,081 TEUs. Traffic at MetroPort, the Port of Tauranga's inland port in Auckland's industrial belt, played a pivotal role in the Port of Tauranga's container...
  • Maersk Adds India to Europe-Middle East Rotation
    Maersk Line has added Hazira, India, as a port call on its Europe-Middle East service rotation in order to enhance direct coverage of India to and from the east Mediterranean. The new westbound ME3 rotation is as follows: Pipavav, India; Hazira; Nhava Sheva, India; Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates; Salalah, Oman;...
  • Cosco to Increase Rates in Central America Trade
    Cosco Container Lines will increase rates on all shipments from the Far East and Indian subcontinent to Panama, the Caribbean (Venezuela, Colombia and Costa Rica) and Mexico, starting March 15. From the Far East and Indian subcontinent to Panama and the Caribbean, the increase will be $700 per 20-foot container and...
  • LA to Begin Environmental Study of Yusen Terminals Project
    The Los Angeles Harbor Commission has approved a resolution initiating an environmental impact statement and report on a proposed berth and wharf improvement project by Yusen Terminals. The first step in Yusen Terminals' proposed plan is to deepen and improve its terminal facilities to accommodate next-generation vessels and increase cargo volume...
  • NRF Applauds OCU, Employers for Contract Ratification
    The National Retail Federation has applauded the new contract between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 63 Office Clerical Unit and the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employees Association after the union's ratification of the accord. "This contract will bring much-needed stability to the supply chain, better position the ports for future...
  • Air France-KLM Cargo Loss Soars
    Air France-KLM's cargo operating losses more than tripled to 222 million euros ($293 million) in 2012 from 60 million euros a year earlier even as Europe's largest scheduled freight airline cut capacity in line with falling global traffic. The Franco-Dutch carrier's strategy started to pay dividends in the final quarter as...
  • APL's Rates Between India and the US, Canada to Rise
    APL will increase rates on all containers in its trade from India to Canada and the U.S., excluding Puerto Rico, effective March 15. The increase will be $320 per 20-foot container, $400 per 40-foot container, $450 per 40-foot high-cube container, $505 per 45-foot container, $575 per 48-foot container and $640 per...
  • Insurers See Shift in Piracy, Stable Truck Thefts
    Global insurance companies that provide cargo risk coverage are starting to see a growing number of claims for losses due to piracy at sea off West Africa. "Piracy is waning around Somalia but is increasing around Nigeria," said John Barnwell, global marine product leader for Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty in...
  • Post-Chinese New Year SCFI Rates Weaken
    The Shanghai Containerized Freight Index dropped after the Chinese New Year holiday break, according to the data issued the Shanghai Shipping Exchange. The rate decline of the two westbound trade lanes was in the triple figures. During the week ending Feb. 22, rates to northern Europe fell 7.8 percent or $102 per 20-foot...
  • Burgoyne Named President, CEO of Ceres Terminals
    W. Patrick Burgoyne, Ceres Terminals' new president and CEO.NYK Group Americas has named W. Patrick Burgoyne president and CEO of its subsidiary Ceres Terminals, effective April 1. Since 2010, Burgoyne has served as president and CEO of Yusen Terminals, NYK Group's other subsidiary. He will retain this role going forward and...
  • Star Asia International Opens North Carolina Office
    Steve Rand Jr., Star Asia International's recently appointed station manager at the new Charlotte, N.C., office.Star Asia International has opened a new office in Charlotte, N.C. The Atlanta-based logistics and transportation company's Charlotte office will be managed by Steve Rand Jr., who has more than 10 years of industry experience in...
  • Port Metro Vancouver Unveils Trucking Initiative
    Port Metro Vancouver in British Columbia has introduced its Smart Fleet trucking strategy, a three-year action plan to improve the efficiency and reliability of the container truck sector and reinforce the port's ongoing collaboration with supply chain partners. Smart Fleet's key initiatives include a forum for terminal operators and industry leaders...
  • International Shipholding Closes $25 Million Stock Sale
    International Shipholding has closed its sale of $25 million of its Series A cumulative redeemable perpetual preferred stock at $100 per share. Dividends will be payable on the Series A preferred shares at an initial rate of 9.50 percent per annum of the stated liquidation preference when, as and if declared...
  • Gulftainer's Trade Volume Rose 24 Percent in 2012
    Gulftainer, the United Arab Emirates-based port operator, recorded a 24 percent increase in volume for 2012 verses a year earlier. The port management and logistics company's Sharjah ports posted the greatest volume throughout for the year, with Khorfakkan Container Terminal showing a 28 percent year-over-year increase to more than 3.3 million 20-foot-equivalent...
  • US Carload and Intermodal Traffic Rises
    For the week ending Feb. 16, U.S. carload and intermodal volumes rose after declining the previous week, according to the Association of American Railroads. Carload volume grew 1.9 percent over the prior week to 278,596 trailers and containers. Although the volume is up 15.3 percent since the first week of 2013,...
  • 'Operation COBRA' Preys on Poachers
    Customs, police and wildlife officers from Asia, Africa and the U.S. have launched a cross-border enforcement operation, known as "COBRA," to crack down on wildlife crime syndicates. The month-long operation from Jan. 6 to Feb. 5 targeted species under serious threat, such as big cats, elephants, rhinos, pangolins and great apes. Operation...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Rates under pressure as post-CNY cargoes disappoint
    Drewry's Shanghai - Rotterdam sector of its spot rate World Container Index tumbled another 3.3% this week and has now fallen by almost 14% since the end of January.Anecdotal ...
  • APMT posts 11.6% rise in profits
    APM Terminals saw profits of $723m in 2012, up 11.6% from $648m the year before, boosted by pre-tax divestment gains of $123m.Cashflow from operating activities ...
  • Hamburg Sud and Evergreen score highly for their customer service but MSC trails
  • APMT develops 1.5m teu terminal near Izmir
    APM Terminals has finalised an agreement to operate a Turkish container and general cargo terminal at the Aegean port of Petkim in Nemrut Bay, close to Izmir
  • NOL slides back to the red with $98m fourth quarter loss
    Neptune Orient Lines slipped back into the red in fourth quarter with a loss of $98m, and reported a loss of $419m for the year, due mainly to a first-quarter net ...
  • AP Moller-Maersk beats expectations
    AP Moller-Maersk has reported net profit of $4bn for 2012, slightly better than the $3.7bn previously forecast and well ahead of the $3.4bn reported profit in 2011.The ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Frontline pullback charted
    Frontline could see its core fleet shrink to single figures by the time the tanker market recovers from its present slumber, Credit-Suisse says.
  • Maersk's gentle giants
    Maersk Line has pledged to protect the market balance in the oversupplied Asia Europe trade as it introduces the first of its giant triple-E ships in 2013.
  • Frontline's bond battle
    Warnings of a second restructuring for John Fredriksen's Frontline have met with a mixed reaction among analysts.
  • NOL turns red again
    Cost cuts of more than $500m could not stop substantial losses at Neptune Orient Lines in 2012.
  • Friends and foes
    We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
  • Tug captain "lost"
    A tug captain is missing as details emerged of the vessel's tow to a bulker being lost off Namibia.
  • Stealth's $120m hunt
    StealthGas has $120m at its fingertips to spend on both newbuildings and second-hand ships, its CEO says.
  • Missing cruiseship located
    A drifting Russian cruiseship that went off the radar after breaking its tow has reappeared west of Ireland.
  • VLCC mystery solved
    TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
  • Reprieve for RG-1?
    Three potential buyers may yet save a veteran RG Line ferry from Danish breakers.
  • UDSC cuts loss
    State-run Ukrainian Danube Shipping Company (UDSC) has reduced its 2012 deficit despite revenue falling.
  • Boxship power restored
    A Japanese containership has docked in Alaska for repairs after temporarily losing power.
  • Master loses clash appeal
    A Ukrainian tug captain will serve 18 months in prison for his part in a fatal collision in Hong Kong in 2008.
  • Maersk finishes strongly
    AP Moller-Maersk finished 2012 on a high note but the Danish shipping titan is more reserved in its outlook for 2013.
  • Eitzen's $70m write-down
    Norway's Eitzen Chemical has taken a big hit to its bottom line after revaluing its fleet.
  • FRO losses reduced
    Frontline has reported a fourth quarter loss of $16.6m as it continues to battle against tonnage oversupply and weak rates.
  • Brodosplit aid hiked
    Croatia has won European Union (EU) approval to increase the amount of aid required to restructure the troubled Brodosplit shipyard.
  • Pirates wants $1.3m
    West African pirates holding six foreign anchor-handler crew have demanded $1.3m to release them.
  • World Fuel profits ease
    World Fuel Services, the marine and aviation bunker supplier, has seen fourth quarter profits drop by over 14% to $42.8m.
  • YZJ cans four more
    Yangzijiang Shipbuilding has suffered another round of newbuilding order cancellations the company confirmed Friday.
  • Teekay chops sextet
    Teekay Corp has confirmed that six tankers were sold by its various entities during the fourth quarter netting it $41.2m in the process.
  • Hercules bags jack-up
    Hercules Offshore has agreed to acquire a jack-up drilling rig for $55m and has already secured employment for it.
  • Global steel output mixed
    China and Germany have both reported healthy increases in steel output, but most other major producers reported big declines.
  • Red on the horizon?
    Equity analysts appear to be growing increasingly concerned about the future of Genco Shipping & Trading after racking up a $46m loss in the fourth quarter.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Canada-Asia trade program moves forward
    "Canada's economy and future prosperity is our government's top priority. That prosperity depends on increasing our exports in fast-growing and dynamic markets around the world," said Ed Fast, the country's Asia-Pacific trade minister.
  • Long road ahead for EU-U.S. trade talks
  • Shippers expect muted 2013 cargo market
  • NOL trims losses in 2012
    The Singapore-based carrier said it had a net loss of $98 million in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared to a loss of $320 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Revenue in the quarter was $2.5 billion in 2012.
  • Maersk Line's back in black in 2012
  • L.A. starts environmental process on Yusen terminal upgrade
  • Charleston sees 8% box growth in January
  • Cautious optimism for Asian cargo
    Although January air freight activity rose in anticipation of the Chinese New Year, analysts at Stifel Nicolaus warned against seeing too much into these robust numbers. January's growth may simply be an anomaly.
  • APMT finalizes deal to operate Turkish terminal
  • Yusen Terminals' Burgoyne to also head Ceres
    Patrick Burgoyne has served as president and CEO of Yusen Terminals Inc. since 2010, a role he will retain concurrently moving forward. He will be based at the Ceres' headquarters in East Brunswick, N.J.
  • McAdam to leave APL Logistics this year
  • CMA CGM announces rate hikes
  • International Shipholding raises $25 million in stock sale
  • Big revenue gain for Swissport in 2012
  • Stuck in traffic

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 22, 2013
  • Prices plummet across North America
    Bunker prices across the Americas fell sharply to close out week.
  • NOL posts $419 million loss for 2012
    Company's energy efficiency programme delivered cost savings amounting to $504 million.
  • Port of San Diego approves Alternative Maritime Power project
    Board approved non-appealable coastal development permit to bring shore power to marine terminal.
  • LNG-crude pricing link under pressure
    But player says LNG bunkering should stick with gas-crude linkage.
  • Very tight avails in Fujairah
    Prices soft in South African ports.
  • Crude pulls down European prices
    Double digit falls seen in some ports.
  • Petrobras in 'advanced talks' to sell stakes in two refineries
    The 30,000 b/d refinery in Buenos Aires produces marine fuel.
  • Petrobras: Brazilian bunkers from Rotterdam
    Service to start at beginning of next month.
  • Company claims new products 'revolutionise' fouling control
    'With record high bunker fuel prices the economic importance of underwater hull condition cannot be overstated.'
  • Maersk Line 'glad to be in profit after hard year'
    'Bunker consumption per container was reduced by 11%.'
  • Teekay Corp narrows losses for 2012
    Growth was from the firm's continued investment in fixed-rate gas and offshore businesses.
  • EU eyes private finance for maritime research
    Public-private funding proposal for eco-shipping research project.
  • Canal expansion could hit bunker demand
    'Larger vessels and quicker transit times could mean the same or less volume.'
  • Asian bunker prices mostly down
    NYMEX saw a fall of $2.38 per barrel.
  • Mixed results for Singapore ship chandlers and bunkering trade
    Domestic wholesale trade rises but foreign wholesale trade falls.
  • Partners of Malta-based bunkering firm granted bail
    Francis Portelli and Anthony Cassar charged with trying to corrupt the former Chairman of Enemalta.
  • BIMCO slow steaming clauses 'well-received'
    Clauses 'well received' by industry at recent conference, says organisation.
  • Japan bunker fuel sales to fall in February
    Traders say weak demand was triggered by Chinese new year holidays and high bunker prices.
  • New material able to 'detach biofilms' from hull's surface
    Material works at microscopic level to knock bacteria away, says Duke University.

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