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September 27, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Carriers, dockers like box weigh-ins, but shippers see costs, no benefit
  • BIFA relieved by lengthy process to bring about box weigh-ins
  • Evergreen, Hanjin merge CPS2 and CAX, halve capacity, retain slots
  • Rickmers looks to ultra-large containerships for economies of scale
  • OOCL leases 50,000 square feet of office in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Guangdong port 8-month volume declines 1.3pc to 17.46 million TEU
  • Chile's CSAV raises US$261 million in share sale to buy new ships
  • Carriers work to secure rate increases as Shanghai spot rates sink
  • Drewry: BRIC economies to enjoy major cargo growth into 2014
  • Three freight trains collide near Amarillo, four hurt, 30 cars derail
  • East Mediterranean Asian cargo surges as west Med region languishes
  • Amazon grocery delivery to 500,000 homes 'gives e-tailer deep access'
  • Penang forwarders cut 2013 forecast due to consumer electronics slump
  • France revives US piggyback idea to get trucks off road and on rail
  • China air cargo increases 1pc nationwide - thanks to domestic volume
  • IAG Cargo puts on more flights, bigger planes to serve Indian pharma
  • ICAO chief seeks thorough, efficient, affordable air cargo security
  • FedEx COO to join APEC ministerial meetings in Bali October 5
  • Ground work on Aloha Air Cargo facility in Honolulu gets underway

Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • 15 pc of sales representatives unfamiliar with index-linked contracts, finds SeaIntel survey
  • Allcargo Logistics, Tuticorin handles record 106 TEUs in August 2013
  • Kalmar introduces latest forklift to North American market
  • London urged to work towards maintaining its status as global shipping hub
  • WISTA India holds first AGM
  • CCEA approves major road project connecting JN Port
  • IDFs get CCEA booster
  • INR rises further on RBI's efforts to ease liquidity
  • RBI eases export credit limit norms

International Transport Journalweb site
  • PKP sells stakes in its cargo unit
  • CSAV raises USD 300 million
  • Rail Cargo Group wins mobility award
  • International bodies solidify cooperation on objectives
  • Robertshaw takes office on the Isle of Man
  • Better runtimes for Czech Republic
  • Airbus lands big orders
  • Transcamion new representative for P&O Ferries Freight...
  • Transmec starts a new collaboration with Iveco
  • Seaports of Niedersachsen reshuffles its management
  • Willy Daufenbach turns 90
  • Decommissioning at Air France and Royal Air Force
  • Samskip: new service to Norway
  • Wecon celebrates 25 years of making intermodal vehicles
  • Singapur oder London?
  • FedEx Trade Networks launches new service in India

Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • EBDG opens Ketchikan office
  • Dalian ship recycler gets HK Convention certification
  • Floatel wins contract for under-construction semi
  • USCG exercises $250.5 million FRC option with Bollinger
  • Exotic fruits lead reefer trade growth

World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • Automotive upgrades on-line at Port of Grays Harbor
  • Ceremony marks naming of new KNOT shuttle tanker
  • Voyage cancellations have Celebrity offering customers number of refunds
  • US rail freight traffic delivers positive week
  • Part of St. Johns River closed after towed vessel strikes bridge

Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • Great Eastern buys medium range product tanker
    Acquisition increases fleet to 30 vessels
  • Japan yards' bulker building boom sags
    Owners place 15 bulkers on order during August, compared to 32 in July and 31 in June
  • Oltmann launches no-leverage 'crisis prices' fund
    Super senior tranche secured on scrap value
  • Ariston and Bolten launch handysize pool for Sea Stallions
    Partners could bring together up to 30 eco-optimised bulkers in medium term
  • TTA takes $150m writedown on dry bulk fleet
    Major shareholder replaces Chandratat as chief executive in management shakeup
  • London Gateway steps up rail services to clear boxes
    Pre-launch terminal pushes the boat out for fire-damaged Zim Rotterdam
  • Carrier Transicold chills out with Xtendfresh system
    Reefer box cooler aims to slow ripening process and open new markets to exporters
  • Spot trading lifts LNG shipping
    Latin American demand should boost activity and make the industry more flexible
  • Chandris orders two long range two tankers from Daewoo
    Price of $51m apiece is said to reflect the vessels' high specification
  • Perishable reefer cargo has grown 3.3% a year for 10 years, says Drewry
    First half of 2013 appeared to 'herald the start of a long-awaited upturn' for the industry
  • Lloyd Fonds books improve in first-half 2013
    KG house secures important sales licence as it develops a new business model
  • Wilh. Wilhelmsen lists $117m bond in Oslo
    Norwegian group now has seven bonds, of which six are listed
  • Hapag-Lloyd coupon hints at easing risk perception
    Boxship company now borrowing more cheaply than three years ago
  • Index-linked contracts baffle box firms and forwarders
    NYK stands out as sales responses leave SeaIntel mystery shopper unimpressed
  • Sustainable Shipping Initiative names Gleie as global director
    Former Maersk operating manager will lead industry's energy-saving drive
  • Knowing the drill
    Asia yards braced for second round of rivalry for high-value, deepwater rig orders

Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • Greeks, Germans plan Handysize bulker pool
    A NEW chartering pool for Handysize 'eco' bulkers is to start operating by mid-October
  • US clears TOTE ships
    US BUILDING rules are met by two TOTE box ships even thought they will have parts made in Korea, the US Coast Guard has certified
  • Platou: wind is rising under shipping's sails
    INVESTORS are viewing shipping as a sector that has outrun its financial storms, with "good potential ahead", a London forum heard today
  • STX O&S pick opts out
    IN A SHOCK twist in the leadership drama at STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, the chosen successor of Kang Duk Soo has declined his nomination by its board
  • TTA reveals write-downs, impairments
    TTA TODAY revealed three non-cash impairments and write-downs
  • Oltmann defies KG lull
    LEER's KG house Oltmann is launching a ship equity fund among German retail investors, in a rare sign of life from the lingering KG sector
  • China to continue restocking iron ore
    IRON ORE stocks in Chinese ports are more than 25% lower than they were at the same time last year, which will help stimulate more imports, a Singapore conference heard today
  • U-Ming sees recovery of iron ore demand
    U-Ming Marine president CK Ong today expressed optimism about the continued drybulk recovery
  • OOCL seeks seventh 2013 box rate rise
    OOCL TODAY said it would seek a seventh rise in box rates, adding $975 per teu for westbound routes from 1 November
  • Panamax box ships seen surviving get-big trend
    PANAMAX box ships are not obsolete despite falling charter rates, said Rickmers Maritime Trust CEO Thomas Preben Hansen told the Singapore Shipping Association conference today
  • Growth brings single ASEAN market opportunity
    AN OPPORTUNITY is growing for a single ASEAN shipping market because of continued growth in ASEAN, Samudera Indonesia managing director Bani Mulia told delegates today
  • Chinese companies apply to set up private banks
    YANGZIJIANG Shipbuilding and five other companies in Jiangsu reportedly have applied to set up private banks

The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • TransForce Acquires Total Delivery Systems
    TransForce, through its subsidiary Dynamex Canada, has acquired all of the shares of Total Delivery Systems, a British Columbia-based courier and distribution services company. The acquisition is expected to generate annual revenue of about $20 million. "This acquisition significantly expands Dynamex Canada's geographic footprint, service offering and density across British Columbia," said...
  • US, Japan Simplify Trade in Organic Products
    The U.S. and Japan today announced that organic products certified in Japan or the U.S. may be sold as organic in either country, starting Jan. 1, 2014. Until now, organic farmers and businesses wanting to sell products in either country had to obtain separate certifications to meet each country's organic standards,...
  • US House Passes Sleep Apnea Trucking Bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 3095, a bill that would require the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to go through a formal notice and comment rulemaking proceeding when issuing guidance on screening and testing for obstructive sleep apnea and other sleep disorders for drivers of commercial motor...
  • TIA Exec: Partisan Bickering Prevents US Investment in Infrastructure
    Partisan bickering, fueled by the intransigence of conservative members of Congress, is preventing the U.S. from maintaining and expanding its world-class infrastructure, according to a national transportation industry executive. This is the case even though the transportation industry is prepared to pay higher fuel taxes in order to fund highway, bridge...
  • Vitran to Consider TransForce 'Proposal'
    Vitran will review an offer for its Canadian business from Canadian trucking giant TransForce, but is focused on completing the sale of its ailing U.S. business, Vitran Express, the company said. TransForce, a $3.1 billion transportation holding company with headquarters in Montreal, today offered to buy all outstanding shares of Toronto-based...
  • Florida Ports Awarded $150 Million for Improvement Projects
    Port of Tampa.Florida's Gov. Rick Scott and members of the state's cabinet have approved $150 million in bond proceeds to finance projects at Florida ports through the Seaport Investment Program. The Florida Department of Transportation has programmed $150 million in projects to receive bond proceeds for fiscal year 2014, which will...
  • Intermodal Railyards Transitioning to Costlier Grounded Operations
    BNSF logistics park.The intermodal industry in the coming years will have to learn to live with at least several different chassis models, but one thing for certain is that the cost of handling containers at railyards will increase. That's because most intermodal railyards today store containers on chassis, but now that...
  • Average US Intermodal Rate Continues to Climb
    Overall index, week of September 23, 2013 Full-size image The average U.S. intermodal rate rose for a second straight week, according to data on all-inclusive 53-foot door-to-door spot pricing quoted by railroads and provided by the 3PL IDS. The overall rate increased 0.8 percent or $17 this week to $2,083, yielding a cumulative increase...
  • TransForce Bids for Vitran in Canada
    TransForce, the $3.1 billion Canadian trucking operator, is bidding to acquire the Canadian operations of less-than-truckload carrier Vitran, less than a week after Toronto-based Vitran announced the sale of its U.S. business. If the $4.50 per share offer is accepted, Vitran in Canada would be added to TransForce's long list of...
  • Knight Transportation Seeks to Acquire USA Truck
    Knight Transportation is trying to acquire all of the outstanding shares of USA Truck, despite a recent rejection of its acquisition bid by USA Truck's board of directors, according to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission documents filed today. Knight Transportation, No. 23 on JOC's ranking of the Top 50 Trucking Companies,...
  • Q&A: Double Brokering, by the Book
    Q: My company is a small freight broker. If we tender a shipment to a carrier, can it tender to another carrier if it has a broker's license, provided it tells us who it's tendering to? I know this is double brokering, but is it legal if it discloses who...
  • Unifeeder Moves Deeper Into Mediterranean With UFS Acquisition
    Unifeeder, the north European short sea shipping line, said it has agreed to acquire United Feeder Service to create the largest pan-European feeder operator. The companies did not give financial details of the deal, which they expect to close at the end of October, subject to regulatory approvals. The two carriers will...
  • OOCL Joins Zim's East Med Service
    OOCL has entered into a vessel-sharing agreement with Zim Integrated Shipping Services on the Israeli carrier's independent East Mediterranean Express (EMX) Service, effective this month. The Hong Kong-based container carrier is providing two vessels on the string of 10 ships, each with a capacity of around 4,250 20-foot-equivalent units. The port coverage...
  • Husch Blackwell Strengthens Transportation and Government Relations Teams With the Addition of Charles Nottingham
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Sept. 25, 2013) - Husch Blackwell has bolstered its Transportation and Public Policy, Regulatory & Government Affairs teams with the addition of Charles D. "Chip" Nottingham as a Partner in the firm's Washington, D.C., office. As a nationally recognized leader in the transportation industry, he brings 20 years of government relations experience to Husch Blackwell...
  • First Public Meeting Announced for Route 1 Multimodal Transportation Alternatives Analysis
    ICHMOND-The Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) has announced the first public meeting for the Route 1 Multimodal Alternatives Analysis currently underway. The meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 9, from 6-8 pm at the South County Government Center. The center is located at 8350 Richmond Highway...
  • Kuehne + Nagel introduces KN EngineChain
    Schindellegi / CH, September 24, 2013 - At the European Aerospace MRO Conference in London, Kuehne + Nagel has launched KN EngineChain, an innovative end-to-end supply chain solution designed specifically for aircraft engines logistics. KN EngineChain ensures reliable and safe transportation and storage of engines by both certified processes and...
  • Security Association for the Maritime Industry (SAMI) Looks to the Future
    Typecasting can be the curse of many an actor - they become so immersed and associated with one kind of character that the wider audience cannot seemingly accept them in any other role. Away from the bright lights of the film studios, it seems that entire industries can be typecast...
  • India OKs Nehru Port Highway Plan
    The Indian federal government has approved a proposal to build a new 27-mile expressway connecting the Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) with the interstate highway system, a long-standing demand of trade and user associations. The road project, comprising 13 miles of six-lane and 14 miles of eight-lane routes, is estimated...
  • Gati Wins Arbitration Against Air India
    Gati has won its arbitration proceedings against Air India and will receive 268.2 million rupees towards claims, damages, interest and costs from the Indian airline. The arbitral tribunal was presided by Justice R. C. Lahoti and included justices A.P. Shah and R.C. Chopra. The dispute between Gati, an Indian express distribution...

TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • York turns to Scorpio
    A private equity firm led by Wall Street legend James Dinan appears to have completed the acquisition of two medium-range (MR) product tankers under construction at SPP Shipbuilding in South Korea.
  • Corpses uncovered
    Efforts to locate the last two bodies of passengers who were killed during the sinking of the Costa Concordia appear to be drawing to a close.
  • Banks are back
    New banks are moving into shipping with enthusiasm, Ship Finance International says.
  • NASSCO clears regulatory hurdle
    General Dynamics NASSCO is getting ready to proceed with the construction of two dual-fuel containerships for US compatriot TOTE after receiving a key stamp of approval from the US Coast Guard (USCG).
  • No cape orders now
    Golden Ocean chief executive Herman Billung today appeared to rule out further capesize orders in the near term for the Fredriksen group as the spot market rally has made second hand ships more attractive.
  • Geden sheds bulker
    Geden Lines of Turkey appears to have offloaded another bulker in a bid to free up cash.
  • Navantia wins well work
    Spanish shipbuilder Navantia is to convert a supply ship into a well-test vessel for EUR 20m ($27m).
  • ABN AMRO recruits again
    ABN AMRO has appointed another former employee to its energy, commodities and transportation (ECT) division.
  • Rieber sells to MoD
    GC Rieber Shipping has sold a 2001-built ice-breaker to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) for over $80m.
  • Lloyd Fonds on the hunt
    German ship finance house Lloyd Fonds is turning its attention to winning new business again after turning a bigger profit in the first half.
  • FreeSeas free to act
    Greek bulker owner FreeSeas has completed a debt deal with lenders that will allow it to pursue new "growth opportunities."
  • Fund builds Flex stake
    UK investment house Praxient Capital has beefed up its holding in Oslo-listed Flex LNG.
  • Skou fights to win
    Maersk Line aims to maintain a 15% market share while holding back on investment and cutting costs to improve profitability.
  • Collision heads for court
    A collision agreed to be mainly the fault of a Mediterranean Shipping Company containership is heading for trial following the breakdown of an out of court deal.
  • Zim nets bumper price
    Zim has collected over $6m from the scrapping of a container vessel at what is being described as a fantastic price.
  • Bollinger bags cutters
    Bollinger Shipyards of the US has won a $250m deal to build cutters for the US Coast Guard (USCG).
  • Marco Polo to clean up
    Marco Polo Marine is on the verge of cashing in on soaring anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel rates in Indonesia.
  • ICAP pays smaller fine
    ICAP has been hit with a smaller than expected fine by US and British regulators in a high-profile Libor case.
  • Lembo sentenced
    An Italian court has handed Deiulemar's former chartering supremo Leonardo Lembo a four and a half year sentence.
  • SCI VLCC released
    A Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) VLCC has been freed from arrest in Singapore.
  • Solvtrans extends again
    Solvtrans of Norway has signed its second charter contract extension of the week.
  • On the beach
    A Turkish general cargoship grounded metres from surprised tourists on a Corfu beach.
  • TW+ out tomorrow
    The second issue of TW+, the quarterly magazine from TradeWinds, focusing on the people at the very top of the industry and the issues most affecting them, examines the inside story of the giant Valemax ore carriers.
  • Handy pool eyes big splash
    Aug Bolten adds to Japanese orderbook as it teams with Ariston to target 30-ship combined fleet.
  • Genco holding sliced
    Genco Shipping & Trading has seen its stake in spin-off Baltic Trading cut by two equity issues in the past five months.
  • CSG in US debt debut
    State-owned giant China Shipping Group (CSG) has completed its first direct debt issue in the US market.
  • Floatel wins Oz gig
    Floatel International looks set to supply an accommodation and construction support vessel for an LNG project off Australia.
  • Have capes peaked?
    A rally in the capesize market is expected to stall shortly as charterers dig in their heels, analysts say.
  • CSC Phoenix duo sold
    Two CSC Phoenix handymax bulkers have been sold in a court auction to unnamed to Chinese buyers for bargain prices.
  • Chandratat quits TTA
    Thai bulker owner lines up new CEO and CFO as top two step down.
  • TTA takes $170m hit
    Bulker owner Thoresen Thai Agencies (TTA) has announced write-downs of more than $170m on its fleet and mining interests.
  • Hainan's islands hope
    China's Hainan Strait Shipping is launching a new cruise service to the disputed Xisha Islands.
  • Inocean wins drillship deal
    Norway's Inocean has won the design contract for Statoil's new Arctic drillship.
  • Navios Partners seals $82m
    Navios Maritime Partners has beefed up its war chest to the tune of $82m after completing its follow-on offering.
  • Borealis joins US Navy
    Borealis Maritime has secured a bumper charter deal from the US military for one of its small chemical tankers.
  • Japan bulker orders ease
    Japan's surge in smaller size bulker newbuilding orders looks to have taken a breather, latest figures show.

American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • U.S., Japan strengthen organic produce trade
    U.S. and Japanese officials conducted thorough on-site audits to ensure that their organic programs' regulations, quality control measures, certification requirements, and labeling practices were compatible.
  • IMO chief calls shipping 'central to sustainable development'
    IMO Secretary General Koji Sekimizu said ocean shipping is "the world's only really reliable, global, cost-effective and energy-efficient mass transportation method for energy, materials, foods and industrial products."
  • Platinum Equity buys HomeDirect
    The equity firm has purchased the white-glove logistics firm from Transport Resource partners for an undisclosed amount, combining the company with another 2013 acquisition, MXD Group.
  • SeaIntel finds sales effort lacking on index-linked contracts
    An investigation by the analyst into liner carrier and freight forwarder knowledge of index-linked ocean contracts found inconsistencies, and in some cases, insufficient knowledge, about the instruments among sales offices.
  • WTO favors U.S. in chicken dispute with China
  • Collier completes transit through Northwest Passage
  • Knight Transportation takes USA Truck buy offer public
  • ICAO, WCO promise greater collaboration
  • U.S. works with Iraq to improve transport sector
  • Carrier Transicold introduces new reefer technology
  • Miller nominated for open STB seat
  • Executive moves
  • FMC reviews 7 OTI license applications

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2013
  • US shippers urge House to raise inland waterways fuel tax
    Group argues that increasing current tax is needed to maintain and modernise nation's inland waterways.
  • Damen unveils 'Quick Docking/Fuel Saving' package
    Damen expects fuel saving docking to pay for itself within six to eight months, depending on type and size of vessel.
  • Fujairah prices falling
    Mixed avails in Fujairah.
  • Prices soft in Rotterdam
    Prices firming in Mediterranean.
  • Environmental regulations must show 'compelling need'
    ICS repeats call for IMO rules to be subject to 'a full and proper cost benefit analysis'.
  • Analyst: 'Hidden capacity' could put lid on rising rates
    Capesize freight rates could collapse if they pass 'the equilibrium point relative to bunker prices'.
  • Maersk 'misjudged' container demand
    'The market will not be quite as big in 2015 as we thought,' says chief executive.
  • Fuel oil stocks still falling
    Arbitrage from the West declining.
  • Lawyer urges caution over Iranian product
    Conference hears that certificates of guarantee should be sufficient proof but probably are not.
  • Shipowners 'reluctant' to adopt new ISO standards
    DNVPS says global take up rate is around 11%.
  • Bunker prices generally soft in Asian ports
    Supplies of bunker fuels continue to remain fine.
  • Gulf of Mexico port at 'forefront' of LNG bunkering
    'There's just not a huge market for LNG fuel for marine use right now, but it's on the horizon.'
  • Aegean: Solution needed for ARA barge loading delays
    Issue will drive bunker suppliers from the ARA.
  • Efficiency claims of eco ships 'exaggerated'
    Absolutely no reason to purchase vessel based on claims, says Berge Bulk CEO.
  • MPA: Flow meters not a 'plug and play' system
    MPA hopes to have more players adopt mass flow meters for bunker deliveries, says the Director of Port Services Division.

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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
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
Wiesbaden
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
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
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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
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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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
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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