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February 26, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • NYK reshuffle of Japan-Thailand-India service results in new shuttle
  • 'K' Line enhances intra-Asia coverage, transit times on JASECO loops
  • Logwin enjoys record growth on eastern China-Vietnam trade lane
  • Jiaxing-Shaoxing sea bridge soon to reduce travel time to Shanghai
  • Taiyuan Railway to distribute 1.59 million tonnes of freight daily
  • APL Logistics president McAdam to step down once successor appointed
  • Famous Pacific's LCL Logistix opens Kolkata container freight station
  • World's biggest pork producer accepts biggest pork consumer's challenge
  • GAC India named Outstanding Logistics Service Provider by key customer
  • NYK wraps up winter safety campaign after visiting ships and crew
  • Port of Tauranga posts 114pc profit hike in first half, boxes up 25.5pc
  • Boeing 'close to fixing Dreamliner battery problem' by adding space
  • TNT Express to sell off China and Brazil operations to narrow losses
  • UPS triples coverage area of Worldwide Expedited air freight service
  • Swissport sales up 10pc in 2012 to US$2 billion, despite global decline
  • US and Spanish aviation regulators sign eco-friendly fuel agreement

Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • MANSA team calls on Chief Commissioner of Customs, Mumbai Zone I
  • NYK selected for inclusion in RobecoSAM s Bronze Class
  • SCI CMD calls on agents to be ready for a better future
  • Shipping Ministry seeks removal of CVD on imported vessels
  • UK Club members receive compliance resources for Maritime Labour Convention
  • Wallem Group to partner local institute for maritime courses
  • Anti-dumping duty extended on upholstery raw material from Japan, US
  • Kandla Port enhances PCS performance by lease line connectivity
  • KoPT further extends pre-bid application deadline for box terminal
  • Global air cargo meet in March to focus on HR, sustainability
  • LCL Logistix opens its 3rd CFS at Haldia
  • Heavy pressure vessels moved from Malaysia to US jobsite
  • Kuebler Spedition overcomes extreme weather to deliver heavy machine to car plant
  • Le Havre port handles 375-t generator component

International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Indian Railways transporting more freight
    Indian Railways carried 827.9 million t of revenue earning freight traffic between April 2012 and January 2013, 4.55% more than in the same period a year earlier. In January, the c...
  • Transport acquisitions in 2012 the highest in three years
    The volume of worldwide mergers and acquisitions in the transport industry in Q4/2012 was the highest per quarter for three years, according to a new report issued by the US indust...
  • Royal Jordanian starts serving Algiers
    Royal Jordanian is launching operations on the Amman - Algiers (Algeria) route today (25 February). Initially served twice weekly, the frequency of the new operation between these ...
  • Maersk satisfied with 2012
    Denmark-based Maersk Line's CEO, Nils Smedegaard Andersen, said, "we are satisfied with our result for 2012. After a difficult start, Maersk Line improved its performance and ...
  • Data2Logistics names new professional services director
    The supply chain information and technology company Data2Logistics has selected Bob Newcom to be director of professional services. Newcom has 17 years of experience in executive a...
  • Bombardier wins further order for ERTMS technology in Poland
    The rail technology provider Bombardier Transportation will deliver its globally proven Interflo 450 ERTMS level 2 solution for the Legnica-Wroclaw-Opole section of Poland's E30 li...
  • Globe Express Services appoints new CCO
    Globe Express Services (GES) has announced that Christopher Slotten will join the company on 1 March as senior vice-president and chief commercial officer. In his new role, Slotten...
  • IRU upgrades online services to support operators' daily work
    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) has upgraded two global online services, TRANSPark and IRU legal assistance network, to further facilitate and secure daily road transp...
  • Ural Airlines launches service to Bishkek
    On 23 February 2013, the Russian carrier Ural Airlines started a once weekly service between Moscow-Domodedovo airport and the Kyrgyz capital and biggest city, Bishkek. Ural Airlin...
  • DPD (Switzerland) scoops up Translog France
    DPD (Schweiz) AG, a member of the DPD group, has taken over Translog France, a pan-European provider of customs clearance services. DPD (Schweiz) AG is using the acquisition to str...
  • FPS member LCL Logistix opens another Indian container station
    LCL Logistix - the Indian member of the Famous Pacific Shipping (FPS) network of independent forwarders and NVOCCs - has opened its third container freight station (CFS) in Haldia,...
  • Agility wins contract with SSAB in Sweden
    The logistics service provider Agility has been mandated by the Swedish enterprise SSAB EMEA AB (SSAB) to handle its heavy plate export shipments. As part of the two-year contract,...

Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Polluted in American Samoa, fined $2.2 million in D.C.
  • Crowley adds Farhad Rajabi to project management team
  • GPA releases more details of Jackson Offshore PSVs
  • MTN Satellite offers new broadband solution
  • UK Club attracts new tonnage
  • G.C. Rieber firms up newbuild contract at Kleven
  • Norwegian Breakaway is set for float out
  • Vancouver Shipyards Co. gets preliminary NSPS contracts

World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Candidate withdraws from Seattle Port Commission search
  • Oregon governor to talk trade in Netherlands, Germany
  • Hapag-Lloyd making changes to Pacific Atlantic Express Service
  • Coast Guard, Ecology investigating listing barge in Commencement Bay
  • Port of Portland installing parking guidance system at PDX

Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • What the fight against Somali pirates can teach us in Gulf of Guinea
    Arming merchant ships may increase the threat of violence
  • West Africa checklist
    Boxes to tick for reducing risk
  • Cexim stands by $3bn ship finance target for 2013 despite credit risks
    Chinese policy bank promotes hi-tech shipbuilding at home
  • Policing market-based CO2 reduction will be difficult
    Seafarers International Research Centre examines the obstacles to beating both fraud and accidental misreporting
  • Emissions rules herald the rise of methanol
    Stena Line is testing an alternative to LNG as the bunker fuel of the future
  • CIMC eyes 20 post-panamax ships for charter to MSC
    Will the second-largest box player copy CMA CGM's China-backed lease deal?
  • MISC profits surge 75%
    Diversified owner boosted by money raised from regasification project
  • Myre Seadiver crew released on bail
    Lagos court adjourns case to April after safety ship is accused of arms smuggling
  • A rose by any other name
    K&R policies operate along roughly the same lines on both sides of Africa, despite the risks being inherently different
  • BIMCO opens office in Shanghai
    Denmark-based body is first round-table shipping player to launch a China base
  • Flex LNG posts 2012 loss of almost $300m
    Company takes writedown on newbuilding assets
  • Aspen launches West Africa kidnap and ransom cover
    Dedicated product reflects different threats from Indian Ocean and Gulf of Guinea pirates
  • Scorpio Tankers lines up $267m in fresh borrowing for newbuildings
    Existing lenders commit money for large portion of recent spree as company files new shelf registration
  • The big interview: Jorn Hinge
    United Arab Shipping Corp chief executive on those big ship orders, developments in the Middle East and the boom to bust cycle
  • Maersk sells VLCC for offshore use
    More tankers converted into FPSOs as owners offload older tonnage
  • Capital idea
    Middle East fund opens welcome new source of ship finance
  • Bullish Chinese buyers flock back to demolition
    Hunger for tonnage returns to pre-holiday levels
  • Saudi bank launches medium range tanker fund with Tufton
    Shariah-compliant vehicle leads drive to inject capital into Middle East shipping
  • Delos set for winning bid for Omega joint venture ships
    Creditors object to sales of smaller non-Chapter 11 assets
  • Scorpio Tankers loss narrows
    Lauro confident "long-term thesis" stands confirmed

Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Heidmar branches out
    CONNECTICUT pool specialist Heidmar today unveiled a new asset management division that appears geared towards distress-driven opportunities
  • Kiel cost explosion and delays warned
    GERMANY'S Kiel Canal improvements are reportedly facing yet more delays and cost explosions
  • 'Corker' Cyclone Rusty imperils Pilbara again
    CYCLONE Rusty is expected to cross directly over Port Hedland in northwestern Australia and intensify in the next two days, the Bureau of Meteorology warned today
  • US doubles set-aside funds for cruise tickets
    CRUISE lines must double the amount of money set aside for ticket refunds on cancelled voyages to $30M, US regulators have ruled
  • Box imports to Europe seen falling 3.2%
    BOX EXPORTS to Europe will continue shrinking this year despite positive northern signals, two leading analysts predicted
  • Japan's yard orders drop
    NEW ORDERS at Japanese yards dwindled year on year in January, despite the weaker yen
  • Nam Cheong profits rise 47%
    MALAYSIAN offshore vessel builder and owner Nam Cheong said today that 2012 profits rose 47% year on year to 136.6M ringgit ($44M)
  • Silly money paid for Indian demolition
    BOX SHIPS have been getting incredibly high prices for demolition in India, but cash buyers cautioned today that such speculation is unrealistic
  • Civil compensation ordered in fatal collision
    OCEAN Jasper Shipping has been ordered to pay compensation to the family of a fishing boat skipper killed in a collision with one of its ships
  • Mariner missing in fire
    A NORTH Korean seafarer is missing after his ship caught fire off Qingdao, China, according to the Shandong Maritime Safety Administration
  • Comarit granted protection
    COLLAPSED Moroccan ferry company Comarit-Comanav has been given four months to come up with a viable restart plan
  • Damco's profits slip
    THE FREIGHT and supply chain management affiliate of AP Møller-Maersk, Damco-Marine, said profits slipped last year
  • Bergen sells Rosenberg unit
    BERGEN has sold its Rosenberg offshore unit to WorleyParsons, an Australian energy and process industry services provider
  • Arctic warns on Frontline cash
    FRONTLINE will need to address the possibility of running out of cash by year-end, a senior shipping analyst warned today
  • Beijing demands safer ferries
    DEATHS of ferry passengers today spurred China's transport ministry to warn that more must be done to improve safety

The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • TNT Express Appoints Gunning CEO
    The supervisory board of TNT Express has appointed Tex Gunning, 62, as CEO, pending shareholder approval, effective June 1. Bernard Bot will remain in his executive board position of CFO, and Jeroen Seyger, currently interim CFO, will continue in a senior finance function in the road and air express delivery company. Gunning...
  • Container Volume Falls at Auckland Port
    New Zealand's leading container operator saw total container volume decline 8.9 percent in the last six months of 2012. Volume handled at Ports of Auckland totaled 413,884 20-foot-equivalent units, down from 454,234 TEUs a year earlier. Full import and export containers were 5.4 percent and 9.2 percent lower, respectively, than the...
  • Ship Agents Oppose Nehru Port Tariff Hike Plan
    Ship agents at the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva), India, are protesting a tariff revision proposal that could substantially push up costs for container vessels calling at the country's largest box gateway. In comments filed with port regulator Tariff Authority for Major Ports, the Mumbai-Nhava Sheva Ship Agents' Association said...
  • 'K' Line Upgrades Intra-Asia Service
    "K" Line has upgraded its intra-Asia service with improved transit times and better coverage between Japan and the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Hong Kong. The shipping company said four 2,600-TEU vessels will be deployed on each of two services, JASECO-4 and JASECO-5. The new port rotation for JASECO-4 will be as...
  • Norfolk Southern to Cut Back in Roanoke
    Norfolk Southern will cease regional railcar classification operations at its Roanoke Terminal hump yard in Roanoke, Va., although the terminal will continue to provide service to local customers and serve as a hub for through-train operations. The Roanoke hump operation has seen a steady decline in the volume of general merchandise...
  • Michigan DOT to Spend $187 Million on Road, Bridge Repair
    The Michigan Department of Transportation has allocated about $187 million in contracts for 2013 to improve 80 miles of pavement and repair 15 bridges in the MDOT metro area, including Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair and Wayne counties. The 2013 program will provide approximately $142 million for pavement repair and $45 million...
  • Trucking Industry Welcomes Virginia Legislature's Opposition to I-95 Tolls
    The American Trucking Associations and NATSO have applauded the Virginia General Assembly for passing legislation that would the Virginia Department of Transportation's plan to toll I-95. The legislation would require legislative approval of tolls on I-95 south of Fredericksburg, Va. While not an outright ban on tolling, the Virginia General Assembly...
  • Port of Tacoma's January Container Traffic Rose 36 Percent
    Port of Tacoma reported container volume in January rose 36 percent year-over-year, from 109,170 20-foot-equivalent units in 2012 to 148,707 TEUs in 2013. Monthly containerized imports increased 45 percent, and exports were up nearly 44 percent, as shippers prepared for the Lunar New Year. The volume also continued to reflect the...
  • Port of LA Seeks Public Review of Port Master Plan
    The Port of Los Angeles has released a draft port master plan for public review and input through April 8. The port master plan serves as a long-term strategy to establish policies and guidelines for future development within the coastal zone boundary of the Port of Los Angeles. The draft version...
  • OIA Global Launches Day-Definite LTL Service
    Third-party logistics provider OIA Global has launched OIA Day-Definite, a new service for less-than-truckload shipments across the U.S. The company said the door-to-door service provides delivery within one to six business days for basically any size or weight shipment....
  • FreightCar America, Titagarh Wagons to Dissolve Indian Joint Venture
    Titagarh Wagons and FreightCar America have agreed to dissolve their Indian joint venture company. Titagarh FreightCar Private was incorporated in India pursuant to a 2008 joint venture agreement between the parties with the aim to manufacture and sell aluminum coal-carrying railcars in India. TWL and FCA said that the joint venture company...
  • How New Penn Handled Hurricane Sandy
    When Hurricane Sandy hit the Northeastern U.S. Oct. 29, trucking company New Penn closed its 22 terminal network, suspending operations over a territory stretching from Baltimore to Maine and the Jersey Shore to the Great Lakes. In this JOC Trucking Podcast, New Penn President and CEO Steve Gast and Vice...
  • Report: European Exports to Rise 9.3 Percent in 2013
    The North European edition of the Global Port Tracker predicts that total European imports will decrease by 3.2 percent to 20.2 million 20-foot-equivalent units in 2013, while exports are expected to rise 9.3 percent to 18.7 million TEUs. Total incoming loaded containers are projected to decrease by 0.9 percent in the coming...
  • American Railcar Industries' Profit Reaches Record High
    American Railcar Industries reported profit in the fourth quarter of 2012 was a record $24.4 million, spiking 382 percent from $5.1 million in the fourth quarter of 2011. Quarterly revenue was $207.7 million, up 6 percent from $196.8 million in the same quarter in the previous year, driven primarily by an...
  • Commercial Barge Line Out of the Red in 2012
    Commercial Barge Line Company today reported its 2012 profit was $20.8 million, improving from a net loss of $14.2 million in 2011. Annual revenue was $811.6 million, declining 4.9 percent from $852.9 million. The Indiana-based marine transportation company's net income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $9.7 million, down 5.5 percent...
  • Market Accepting $1,500 Reefer Rate Hike, Maersk Says
    Maersk Line said a 30 percent hike in its reefer container freight rates, which provoked a storm of protest from shippers, has "largely been accepted" by the market. The carrier "might lose some market share" following the $1,500 per 40-foot container general rate increase that took effect on Jan. 1,...
  • Russia-Hamburg Box Traffic Grows on WTO Entry
    Feeder ship on the Kohlbrand river.Germany's Port of Hamburg today reported that about 675,000 20-foot-equivalent unit containers were handled between Hamburg and Russian ports in 2012, increasing 13.3 percent year-over-year. The positive trend was driven by Russia's decision to join the World Trade Organization, resulting in associated simplifications in commercial law,...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Kolkata gets another CFS
    India's strong macro-economic fundamentals and rising container usage has prompted Famous Pacific Shipping Group, member LCL Logistix to open its third container ...
  • A tale of two cities
    Although one analyst described the 2013 outlook for Copenhagen-headquartered APM Moller-Maersk as like 'flying near-blind' due to uncertainty over mid-March Asia ...
  • Bullish Chinese buyers flock back to demolition
    Chinese buyers have returned to the demolition market in bullish form after the lunar new year holidays, offering rates on a par with rivals in the Indian subcontinent.Yards ...
  • Matson sets up DC in Savannah
    Matson Logistics, a US multimodal transport, warehousing and distribution service provider has established a new distribution centre in Savannah that it says will ...
  • McAdam moves on from APL Logistics
    Singapore-headquartered Neptune Orient Lines has announced that the president of wholly-owned subsidiary APL Logistics, James [Jim] McAdam, will leave the company ...
  • Maersk stays off the acquisition trail
    Maersk has ruled out any merger or acquisition activity in the container shipping sector for the foreseeable future, although it welcomes consolidation efforts ...

TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Wilmar teams with Noble
    Shipbrokers were reeling Monday in the wake of reports that two of the most notable names in the chemical and products tanker segments have forged an alliance.
  • NOL poised to pop?
    A leading equity analyst is urging investors not to give up on Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) after racking up a full-year loss of $419m.
  • Frontline's 'red flag'
    Frontline stock slumped to its lowest level this millennium after a second difficult trading day in Oslo.
  • Heidmar mints new venture
    US tanker operator Heidmar is breaking into new areas of the market in a bid to diversify its revenue stream and capture new clients.
  • Pirates' appeal fails
    A UAE appeals court has upheld sentences of 25 years for 10 Somali men who attacked an Adnoc tanker in 2011.
  • Maersk leads pack
    A strong fourth quarter showing from Maersk Line left Asian rivals trailing, according to data from Jefferies.
  • Champion caught in crossfire
    A federal judge in California has issued an arrest warrant for a chemical carrier controlled by Norwegian tanker owner Champion Shipping (Champion).
  • Kherson edges up
    Ukraine's Kherson Shipyard finished 2012 with a slightly bigger net profit of UAH 15.08m ($1.85m).
  • SFL tackles FRO fear
    Ship Finance International has moved to silence fears surrounding its exposure to Frontline upon reporting a strong set of fourth quarter numbers.
  • Japan to up cover
    Japan is likely to boost its insurance cover for tankers carrying Iranian crude by 4% this year.
  • Coastal profit falls
    Malaysia's Coastal Contracts has seen profit fall steeply in 2012.
  • Maersk cashes in VL
    AP Moller-Maersk has sold off one of its VLCCs with the ship apparently destined for offshore conversion.
  • MISC meets challenge
    Malaysian shipowner MISC has returned to profit in 2012 in what it called a "challenging shipping environment."
  • Scorpio loan in place
    Scorpio Tankers has netted almost $270m to help fund its rapid growth spurt.
  • Apicorp launches MR fund
    Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (Apicorp) is teaming up with London finance house Tufton Oceanic for a new MR tanker venture.
  • NOL numbers crunched
    Growing debt and a lengthening path back to profitability caught the eyes of analysts tracking Neptune Orient Lines after the Singaporean container line put in a disappointing fourth quarter showing.
  • Traveller off to scrap yard
    Hoegh Autoliners has continued its clearout of ageing tonnage with the departure of a 30-year-old unit.
  • One killed in clash
    One fisherman has been killed and another is missing following a collision with a Wan Hai boxship off Japan.
  • Rieber on the rise
    GC Rieber has seen its fourth quarter profit shoot up as its seismic division swung back into the black.
  • Big write-down for Flex
    Oslo-listed Flex LNG has taken a big impairment hit from its dispute with Samsung over FLNG newbuildings.
  • Danske tells FRO's fortune
    Frontline will run out of cash by the end of 2013 and will need to issue fresh shares if it is to keep its valuable stake in spin-off Frontline 2012, Danske Bank believes.
  • One missing after fire
    One seafarer is missing after a fire on a cargoship off eastern China.
  • POSCO prop for STX PO
    STX Pan Ocean saw its value take off today amid reports steel heavyweight POSCO was readying a takeover swoop.
  • Spot woes hurt ITC
    Frontline-owned VLCC and suezmax company turns to loss as rates fall.
  • JNTS eyes fundraiser
    China's Jiangsu New Times Shipbuilding (JNTS) is preparing a new CNY 1bn ($160.41m) bond issue.
  • Oslo first for Subsea 7
    Norwegian shipowner Subsea 7 has added another North Sea pipe-laying job to its backlog.
  • TOO seals Thai deal
    Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO) has won a contract to supply a floating, storage and offloading (FSO) vessel for work off Thailand.
  • Cosco arm eyes leasing
    Cosco International is said to be mulling entering the ship leasing market as part of a range of options to expand its operations.
  • Sealink suffers in fourth
    Malaysian shipbuilder and offshore vessel operator Sealink International has made a fourth quarter loss of MYR22.1m ($7m).
  • Bumi weaker in Q4
    Bumi Armada has posted a sizeable drop in fourth quarter net profits as operating costs ate into its bottom line.
  • Scorpio snares financing
    Scorpio Tankers is set to announce a new $270m credit facility that will allow 60% financing of its recent newbuilding binge, finance-market sources said this week.

American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • New CEO at TNT Express
    Tex Gunning was named CEO, with interim CEO Bernard Bot stepping down to assume the role of chief financial officer. Gunning, who has extensive business experience, will assume his position at the company on June 1.
  • Virginia assembly says no to tolls
    "By looking at, then rejecting tolls in favor of more efficient revenue sources, Virginia lawmakers have provided a solid example for states looking to finance needed transportation infrastructure," ATA President Bill Graves said.
  • Bulk transport firms ride chemical increase
  • Forwarder software provider New Age enters North America
  • U.S. wine exports increased in 2012
  • G6 speeds up Asia-Med EUM
    Transit times eastbound from the Mediterranean to South Korea and China have improved by about seven days, as vessels will no longer slow steam one week on the return leg between Hong Kong and Busan.
  • Inbound cargo: Region by region
  • Vancouver to use GPS to improve drayage
    The British Columbia port said increasing the number of trucks with GPS transponder units "will provide an even more accurate, real-time base of data enabling greater insight to routing, operational and congestion information."
  • Large new ships to force changes in Asia-Europe services
  • OIA starts day-definite service
  • Werner commits to military veterans
  • Hamburg-Russia trade grows with WTO accession

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 25, 2013
  • Shell Egypt signs agreement with Nile Petroleum
    Nile Petroleum to be primary distributor of marine lubricants to vessels passing through the Suez Canal.
  • Maersk 'taking pride' in demonstrating fuel efficiency
    'We're not sad that we placed those orders,' says CEO.
  • Bunker prices follow crude upwards
    Losses of last week reversed on crude gains.
  • Fujairah market stays tight
    Suez out of product, say reports.
  • Fuel oil supplies could tighten
    Refiners entering spring maintenance cycle.
  • Work resumes on assessing shipping's role in global warming
    Expert workshop to meet at IMO this week.
  • 'Better than expected' results for MISC
    Q4 results boosted by lower operating costs, 'particularly bunker and charter hire expenses'.
  • Caltex reassures market
    Australian refinery closure will not hurt fuel supplies.
  • BIMCO opens in Shanghai
    First international shipping organisation to do so.
  • Fog halts Bosporus shipping
    Suspension of operations now in second day.
  • Asia bunker prices still falling
    But Singapore's benchmark 380 cSt bunker fuel recorded gains.
  • Corruption investigators focus on bunker tanker
    M/T Anchor Bay in the spotlight in Malta corruption case.
  • Vessel arrests rose in UK in 2011
    Unpaid fuel bills, mortgages and other maritime lien were behind the arrests.
  • Primorsk aims for higher bunker sales volume
    Russian authorities target volume of 5.5 million mt at Primorsk in 2013.
  • Japan: Bunkering 'not illegal' in Antarctic waters
    Military icebreaker sent to bolster whaling fleet.
  • ABB: Shipowners need to cut bunker fuel usage
    Using less fuel will boost profits.
  • Fujairah Oil Terminal project reaches 'successful financial close'
    Terminal expected to start up in 2014, says Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee.

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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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