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January 31, 2013
Sched Netweb site
  • Port Said, Ismailia, Suez port operations continue despite riots
  • US east coast dock truce ends February 6, but hard talk still to come
  • DP World increases container volume 2.4pc to 56 million TEU in 2012
  • Shanghai International Shipping Institute sees 8pc dry bulk growth in 2013
  • Chongqing's export value surpasses all in central western China in 2012
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company raises capacity on intra-Med loops
  • Evergreen focuses on intra-Med, starts Greece-Turkey-Malta feeder loop
  • Savannah boxes up 2.2pc in December as overall tonnage rises 11.7pc
  • Chinese rail spending rises 51.6pc in December to meet 2012 targets
  • US Transportation Secretary LaHood tells White House he will resign
  • Dimerco flies 96,100 kilogrammes from France to Shanghai and beyond
  • Coyne Airways adds 30 new Africa destinations to boost network
  • Analysts: Hong Kong air cargo rise boosts business confidence worldwide
  • Qatar prepares to open US$15.5 billion Hamad International Airport

Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • ACTO recommends setting up Rail Tariff Regulatory Authority
  • Aqua Shipping welcomes vessel at Pipavav on maiden voyage
  • Essar Shipping registers increased revenue in Q3
  • Everstone Capital invests 220 cr. in Transpole Logistics
  • Uncertainty reigns in newbuilding sector, says Braemar Seascope
  • Mohammed Haneef elected V-P of ITF
  • Most port operations continuing in Port Said, Ismailia & Suez despite state of emergency
  • Union labour costs, slow modernisation seen making major US ports less competitive
  • INR touches over three-month high of 53.35
  • SC serves notice to Goa & Centre for violating its order on iron ore exports

International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Gebrüder Weiss flies cable car to Mexico
    The Austrian logistics service provider Gebrüder Weiss (GW) recently proved that it is especially adept at managing special transports when it was mandated by the engineering compa...
  • River Line capacity to be boosted
    CSX, a rail transport provider based in Jacksonville FL (USA), is planning a major track capacity expansion on its premier River Line between northern New Jersey and the Albany NY ...
  • Custom-built vehicle for transporting out-of-gauge iron rods
    The Swiss company Debrunner Acifer AG has taken delivery of a new Renault Premium Lander 380.18 at the firm's site in Näfels (Switzerland). The vehicle has been specially designed ...
  • Panama Canal Authority and Antwerp Port Authority extend collaboration
    Antwerp port authority (Belgium) and the Panama Canal authority (ACP) have reconfirmed their collaboration agreement. The purpose of the pact is to promote trade between the port o...
  • Mack names Tri-State Truck Center Inc as 2012 distributor of the year
    Mack Trucks, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, named Tri-State Truck Center Inc, based in Memphis TN (USA) as its 2012 North American distributor of the year. The...
  • Chairman of Bifa legal and insurance policy group appointed
    John Stubbings, group director and company secretary at the Essex (UK)-based Woodland Group, has been appointed chairman of the British International Freight Association's legal an...
  • JAL and Japan Post offering trial "express mail service" for temperature-sensitive parcels to Taiwan and Singapore
    Japan Airlines (JAL) and Japan Post Co Ltd (Japan Post) are teaming up to offer "cool EMS" - a new international high-speed mail service for small, temperature-sensitive ...
  • Coyne Airways launches African services
    Coyne Airways has launched customer-focused services to over 30 destinations across Africa, through three of the continent's main hubs. Based in London (UK), the airline has extens...
  • J.B. Hunt reports record revenues and earnings in 2012
    The US-based logistics, trucking and intermodal operator J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc reported record revenues, record net earnings and record earnings per share for both the f...
  • PPG renews supply chain contract with Norbert Dentressangle
    The coatings and speciality products supplier, PPG Industries has renewed its long-term supply chain contract with Norbert Dentressangle for a further 18 months. PPG Industries pro...
  • E-freight drive continues at Schiphol airport
    "e-Freight@NL" - the Dutch Government-funded project to encourage the move towards paperless air cargo through its main airport Schiphol - has been successfully completed...
  • DB Schenker Rail Polska continues to expand Silesia train service
    The transport service providers DB Schenker Rail Polska and CD Cargo have agreed to collaborate more closely in the single wagon traffic sector. The alliance is based on CD Cargo's...

Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Former Sea Star President faces prison term
  • Crowley christens its second tanker from Aker Philadelphia
  • Damen introduces deepwater AHTS design
  • ICE-C class IMR vessel Seven Viking named in Norway
  • Resolve Maritime Academy partners Transas on ECDIS
  • ClassNK adds record total tonnage to its register
  • GE Marine to offer innovative exhaust heat recovery solution
  • MAN B&W powered bulkers gain EEDI certification
  • Navy to remove grounded minesweeper one piece at a time

World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Judge rules against Port of Coos Bay in Sierra Club fee waiver case
  • Port of Portland taps Stedman as human resources director
  • Portland Coast Guard members shave heads for cancer research
  • Record number of passengers pass through Sea-Tac Airport
  • The Boeing Company releases fourth quarter/full year numbers

Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Brussels talks the talk
    But can the European Union deliver action and strengthen its response to piracy?
  • Delos confirmed as stalking horse in Omega Chapter 11 case
    Another wrinkle ironed out in long-running saga
  • Comment: Scorpio retains Wall Street credibility
    But some say price/book ratios are too high
  • Iraq expands export structure
    Operations start at second floating platform
  • Africa piracy sees 'the worst of all worlds colliding', says ex-naval chief
    US admiral urges shipping to unite to tackle multiple reasons for violence at sea
  • UK maritime must take a lead from automotive and aerospace sectors
    Co-operation, long-term planning and focus on core strengths is critical, says Fallon
  • Necessary measures
    Can Mousouroulis bring Greece's nation's ferry industry back to life?
  • Turning point
    Is shipping clawing its way out of the doldrums at last?
  • Scorpio Tankers seeds newbuilding warchest with bumper share sale
    Market capitalisation takes quantum leap with $230m deal
  • Frontline faces a rough quarter
    VLCCs struggle to cover operating costs as spot market earnings take a nosedive
  • Boskalis makes an offer for Dockwise
    Company announces bid after accruing shares and commitments in Dutch heavylift giant
  • DHT posts $6m loss after writing down fleet value
    New York-listed owner is to sell an unnamed tanker
  • CSSC issues $803m commercial paper to build working capital
    State-owned shipbuilding giant raises funds for raw materials and vessel-related products
  • Korea Line share trading suspended after slump into negative equity
    Troubled firm faces countdown to delisting
  • Weak tanker rates hit Essar Shipping's fourth-quarter results
    But conglomerate's port business more than doubles its profits
  • Reluctance to lend will hamper restructurings, Nordea warns
    Banking group increases its shipping loan loss provisions
  • Nanjing Tanker warns of Shanghai trading suspension
    Penalties loom as company heads for third consecutive loss
  • Hanjin Shipping slips into the red in fourth quarter
    South Korean carrier hit by seasonal downturn in demand and rates
  • Scandlines to replace cancelled P+S orders
    Ferry firm eyes LNG-fuelled systems
  • Embrace technology to streamline ship management
    Make the most of planning software to improve efficiency
  • APMT buys cranes for Algeciras
    Investment upgrades port to handle Triple-E class boxships

Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Cairo gives Suez governors role in ports unrest
    CAIRO was reported today to have given the governors of three Suez Canal regions authority to review security measures, after declaring a state of emergency at canal ports earlier this week
  • Scorpio sells more shares
    NYSE-LISTED Scorpio Tankers today announced yet another secondary share offering to fund aggressive 'eco' fleet growth
  • Hanjin loses $565.7M
    HANJIN Shipping has posted more full-year losses, bleeding 638Bn won ($565.7M) for 2012
  • Newbuilding orders fall 39%
    NEWBUILDING orders worldwide fell 39.4% year on year in 2012, Greek broker Golden Destiny said today
  • Oil-indexed prices seen for LNG bunker
    SHIPOWNERS switching to LNG bunker are likely to strike long-term supply deals tied to oil prices, the LNG Bunkering Summit 2013 has been told in Rotterdam
  • Floods choke off Australia's coal shipments
    BROKERS told Fairplay today that coal movements from Australia are still almost zero because flooding still grips Queensland, even though storms have moved on
  • Seanergy selloff continues
    VICTOR Restis-controlled Seanergy today confirmed the handover of four Handysize bulkers to satisfy debt obligations to DVB Bank
  • Gains seen as Japan eases limit on US beef
    LINER strings from the US could benefit from Japan's decision to ease restrictions on US beef imports, an export representative told Fairplay today
  • DHT profits return
    NYSE-LISTED tanker owner DHT has reported slim adjusted profits for its latest quarter and updated on timecharters and debt repayments
  • Brittany Ferries steps up competition
    BRITTANY Ferries plans a new Le Havre/Portsmouth service
  • Nanjing delisting looms
    SHANGHAI-listed Nanjing Tanker has predicted wider losses in 2013, raising the prospect of a delisting
  • Finnish PM hopes to break the ice in Chile
    FINLAND'S Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen met Chilean defence minister Rodrigo Hinzpeter in Santiago today to support the bid by STX Finland's Rauma yard to build an icebreaker for Chile
  • JV targets Canadian gas
    JAPAN'S oil refiner Idemitsu Kosan has agreed on a joint venture with Canadian energy infrastructure specialist AltaGas
  • Floods spark Oz delays
    STORMY weather in coal-rich Queensland is greatly increasing vessel queues at Australia's ore ports
  • Essar turns losses into profits
    ESSAR Shipping, part of the diversified conglomerate Essar Group, said today it bounced back strongly for the first nine months of its financial year

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Exxon/Mobil Project Boosts Port of Albany's Traffic
    Workers at the Port of Albany in New York have been loading housing modules onto freighters bound for St. John's, Newfoundland, for an Exxon/Mobil-led offshore drilling project there, which has boosted the port's traffic, according to Albany Times Union. The units, manufactured by Champion Homes, will provide homes for workers at...
  • Norfolk Southern Foundation Expanded Charitable Giving to $7 Million in 2012
    NORFOLK, Va. - The Norfolk Southern Foundation, the charitable giving affiliate of Norfolk Southern Corporation, awarded $7 million in grants to nonprofit charitable organizations during 2012, a 13 percent increase over 2011. The NS Foundation supports programs to help nonprofit organizations in providing food, shelter, and medical care to those in...
  • CEVA Boosts E-Fulfilment Solution
    HOOFDDORP, the Netherlands - CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, has today launched its enhanced e-fulfilment solution, designed to meet the needs of today's e-tailers, online consumers and customers with any e-fulfilment requirements. CEVA has been providing sophisticated e-commerce and e-fulfilment solutions for a number of customers...
  • Report: Container Shipping Profits Set to Improve
    Container shipping profits will improve this year and could make a major jump in 2014 and 2015 if lines do not start placing major orders for new vessels, according to one analyst. A new report from Nomura - Trends in Transport - said liner efforts to reduce supply and return to...
  • Container Corp. of India Profit Fell 2 Percent in Third Quarter
    Container Corporation of India reported its net profit in the third fiscal quarter, which ended Dec. 31, 2012, was $43.8 million, down 2 percent from $44.6 million in the same quarter in 2011. Revenue for the October-December quarter grew 3.5 percent year-over-year to $200.3 million, the state-owned company said in a...
  • Association of Asia Pacific Airlines Sees Drop in Air Freight Demand
    The Association of Asia Pacific Airlines, a trade group of airlines based in the Asia-Pacific region, today reported international air cargo demand, expressed in freight metric ton kilometers, declined by 3.4 percent in 2012 because of continued weakness in global trading conditions. This was matched by a 3.2 percent reduction in...
  • Watco Buys Ann Arbor Railroad
    Pittsburg, Kan.-based Watco Railroad Company Holdings has purchased Ann Arbor Railroad. A notice of exemption was filed with the Surface Transportation Board for Watco to purchase the railroad company's stock on Dec. 27, 2012, and the acquisition of control exemption became effective on Jan. 26. Ann Arbor Railroad serves southeastern Michigan and...
  • Hanjin Shipping Posts Net Loss of $586 Million
    South Korea-based container carrier Hanjin Shipping has reported a net loss of KRW$638 billion (about US$586 million) for the full year of 2012, improving from 2011's net loss of $757.9 million. Annual sales were a record $9.7 billion, an increase of 11.2 percent year-over-year, as container volume increased by 7.4 percent...
  • Hub Group's Income Rose 17 Percent in 2012
    Asset-light freight transportation management company Hub Group reported income in the fourth quarter of 2012 was $18.8 million, rising 11 percent compared with the fourth quarter of 2011. Total quarterly revenue increased 6 percent year-over-year to $614 million. Intermodal revenue in the fourth quarter was $451 million, up 8 percent from the...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: INTTRA
    In the complex world of container shipping, two things are certain: it's a rough time for carriers - and it will be for the foreseeable future. Global volume is down, excess capacity will continue to increase, fuel costs are at a record high, and customers are demanding higher-quality service than they...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: International Association of Ports & Harbors
    Sparked by the eurozone crisis, we have had enough of a gloomier picture of the global economy presented by IMF and others, forecasting a sluggish 3 to 4 percent growth in 2013. International trade must be sustained as a lifeline, of which ports are a vital link. In 2012, some ports...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Institute of International Container Lessors
    As we enter 2013, the world economy is likely to continue its overall recovery, with growth and stabilization taking place at varying paces in different markets. The global container supply is expected to continue its growth and, according to Drewy, container manufacturing is projected to approach 3.7 million TEUs, with the...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Horizon Lines
    In the shipping business, any strategic plan must include a strong operational focus and, above all else, a comprehensive understanding of - and commitment to - the needs of our customer. Among the biggest challenges facing our industry today is our ability, or inability as the case may be, to translate...
  • Annual Review & Outlook 2013: Hanjin Shipping
    With Europe expected to remain stagnant for 2013, the global economy will rely on the remaining markets. The North American markets (United States, Canada and Mexico) are expected to continue to improve as indicated by modest growth in the housing sector and labor markets as well as stronger consumer confidence....
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Raise East Asia-Persian Gulf Rates
    Hapag-Lloyd will increase rates, beginning March 15, for all cargo from East Asia, excluding Japan, to the Persian Gulf. The rate hike will be $500 per 20-foot-equivalent unit. The German ocean carrier also will implement an equipment maintenance fee, starting March 1, for all imports into Japan. The fee will be $15...
  • Sandy Recovery Improvement Act Goes to Obama
    The U.S. Senate this week approved the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013, HR 219, which is intended to fast-track aid to communities recovering from Hurricane Sandy and reduce recovery costs. The bipartisan bill now awaits the president's signature. The bill was approved by the House earlier in January. It was introduced...
  • Globe Express Hires Former Tyson Foods CFO
    Steve Hankins, Globe Express Services' new executive vice president, CFO and CIO. Logistics provider Globe Express Services has hired Steve Hankins, former Tyson Foods CFO, as executive vice president, CFO and chief information officer. He will report directly to Michael C. Hughes, president and CEO. Hankins managed all aspects of finance and information...
  • FedEx Trade Networks Opens Office in Thailand
    Freight forwarder FedEx Trade Networks, a subsidiary of FedEx, has opened its first office in Thailand, located in Bangkok. FedEx Trade Networks now has 17 freight forwarding locations in the Asia-Pacific region....
  • Revenue Technology Services Launches Pricing Product
    Revenue Technology Services, a Plano, Texas-based transportation technology company, has launched CargoPriceOpt, a pricing decision support system for the cargo industry. The company said the system is intended to help airlines and other cargo customersuse multiple factors, including competition, price elasticity and costs, to establish prices for various markets. The current version...
  • UPS Withdraws Offer to Acquire TNT Express
    UPS has withdrawn its $6.9 billion offer to acquire TNT Express, a courier delivery services company based in the Netherlands. As anticipated, the European Commission issued a formal decision prohibiting the proposed acquisition of TNT Express because of competition concerns. Consequently, UPS and TNT Express have terminated merger protocol. UPS said it...

Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • APM T buys cranes for Algeciras
    APM Terminals will invest $57m to equip Algeciras with eight cranes to handle 18,000 teu container ships.The investment will consolidate the Spanish port's role ...
  • Is it Groundhog Day for carriers or shippers?
    Ocean carriers are hoping for a re-run of the sequence of events of last year when the 'shock & awe' $750 per teu March 1, 2012 general rate increase from ...
  • Cargotec hires new CEO
    Finland-based container terminal handling equipment manufacturer, Cargotec has announced the appointment of 52-year-old Mika Vehvilainen as its new president and ...
  • Hanjin back in the red in fourth quarter
    Hanjin Shipping, South Korea's largest container shipping line, slid into the red in the fourth quarter amid a seasonal downturn in demand and rates.The carrier, ...
  • Social unrest continues in Egypt
    With an ongoing state of emergency in Port Said, Ismailia and Suez, and a night time curfew in the cities largely being ignored, Egypt remains locked in a political ...
  • Virginia bidders left in limbo
    Two private sector bidders vying to take control of the port of Virginia have been left in limbo after last week's inconclusive meeting about the future of one ...
  • K Line re-jigs JABCO service
    Japanese liner, K Line's JABCO intra-Asia services, which it operates in conjunction with Chinese regional carrier, SITC are to be re-vamped and will now according ...

TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Platou scores US first
    RS Platou Markets is celebrating today after leading its first US equity issue just weeks after securing approval from US regulators.
  • Rongsheng not done yet
    China Rongsheng Heavy Industries is facing further legal headaches in the row with a shareholder over its aborted takeover of an engine maker.
  • Crew recall IRISL ordeal
    Indian seafarers onboard an arrested IRISL bulker slept in life jackets as they plotted their escape from the hellish conditions while the ship was held off Sri Lanka.
  • Indonesia thinks big
    Indonesia is plotting to order up to 2,500 ships - that's two thousand five hundred - from China in deals worth $5bn.
  • Scorpio strikes again
    Scorpio Tankers has taken a giant stride towards financing its huge newbuilding orderbook after its second successful visit to Wall Street in two months.
  • Chelsea eyes new signing
    Chelsea Shipping Corp of the Philippines has lined up cash to order a new products carrier.
  • Seanergy purge continues
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings has sold four more bulk carriers as part of its ongoing quest to reduce its debt pile.
  • Japan gets tough
    Japanese prosecutors have called for 12-year jail sentences for two pirates who admitted a "vicious" raid on an MOL aframax in 2011.
  • Vinalines sees slump
    Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) has carded a big full year loss and is already predicting another tough year ahead.
  • Titan exec accused
    A former director of struggling Hong Kong shipowner Titan Petrochemicals sold shares in the company weeks before a bond default became public, the territory's securities watchdog claims.
  • Jefferies cuts 2013 bets
    A weaker than expected start to the year has seen Jefferies take a red pen to its dry-cargo rate forecasts.
  • Fjord settles port row
    Norway's Fjord Line has won compensation after its ships were barred from Kristiansand in 2009.
  • Ningbo Marine to see red
    Ningbo Marine expects its full year earnings results to reveal a fall into the red.
  • Tonne-mile trouble
    Capesize rates dipped in January as iron ore shipments were cut in half and Brazil took a less active role in the market, DNB Markets says.
  • Vroon behind PSV deal
    Dutch owner Vroon has confirmed it is the owner behind a deal to build up to four new supply ships at Cosco Guangdong in China.
  • CSDC warns on profit
    China Shipping Development Co (CSDC) is the latest Hong Kong-listed company to brace investors for ugly full year numbers.
  • Essar still ahead
    India's Essar Shipping has made a return to profit in the first nine months, but third quarter earnings fell on lower crude tanker rates.
  • Nordea losses rising
    Nordic banking group Nordea has increased its loan loss provisions for the fourth quarter as shipping remained in the doldrums.
  • Sunshine stake
    Lawrence Carroll Trust has hiked its holding in Navios Maritime Acquisition 18 months after taking a significant stake in the shipowner.
  • Samsung springs a leak
    Samsung Heavy Industries has turned in a weaker than expected fourth quarter showing with its bottom line tumbling by almost two thirds.
  • CSSC raises more cash
    China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) has sold another CNY 5bn ($803m) of notes as it boosts working capital.
  • Hanjin's profit pledge
    Korean boxship and bulker owner Hanjin Shipping is focusing on cost-cutting as it vowed to return to profit this year.
  • K Line revamps services
    K Line is revamping its two core Japan to Southeast Asia services in cooperation with SITC Shipping.
  • Daoda's bulker binge
    China's Daoda Marine Heavy Industry (DDHI) has signed a newbuilding deal for 10 bulkers.
  • Trio target Pacific
    Pacific International Lines (PIL), China Navigation and Sofrana Unilines have teamed up to launch a new liner service in the Pacific.
  • DHT back in the black
    DHT Holdings has returned to profit in the fourth quarter despite the problems surrounding cancelled charters from OSG.

American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • West Coast longshore clerk vote expected next week
    Stephen Berry, attorney for the Los Angeles/Long Beach Harbor Employers Association, said a vote on 16 contracts for 14 employers and members of the ILWU's Local 63 Office Clerical Unit (OCU) is scheduled for next Wednesday.
  • LaHood gets high marks for DOT leadership
    During the secretary's tenure, DOT distributed $48 billion dollars from the 2009 stimulus plan for road infrastructure improvements, created the TIGER grant program, and helped craft a two-year surface transportation bill last year.
  • European Commission officially halts UPS-TNT merger
    The commission said the number of small-package players in 15 EU member states would have been reduced from three to two, with DHL being the only non-UPS option in some areas.
  • AAPA keeps focus on infrastructure
    "Where there is federal jurisdiction, we need the federal government to step up to the plate and be a stronger partner for our nation's transportation infrastructure," Kurt J. Nagle, the port group's chief, told American Shipper.
  • Hanjin reports smaller loss in 2012
  • Tacoma's box volume up 16% in 2012
  • Norbert Dentressangle's big 2012 finish
  • FedEx Trade opens office in Bangkok
  • Cargo pricing tool launched
  • U.S. GDP contracted in 4Q
  • New York issues overhang longshore talks
    The ILA and its employers resumed contract negotiations on Tuesday, but sources say efforts to reform work rules and improve productivity in the Port of New York and New Jersey are likely to overhang national talks.
  • New rail package proposed in Europe
  • Allied Logistics moves into Ohio
  • FMC reviews 10 OTI license applications
  • Executive moves
  • Drewry Air Freight Index - a December drop

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 30, 2013
  • Three firms certified for energy management systems
    'This certification recognises the addition of energy efficiency to these organisation's existing marine management systems.'
  • US Coast Guard to review policy on natural gas fuelled ships
    Coast Guard is currently using IMO interim regulations as a baseline for LNG standards.
  • Titan executive facing allegations of insider trading
    Augustine Cheong Kai Tjieh deposits $1.7 million with a Hong Kong court.
  • Fuel-efficient VLCCs driving out older vessels
    The scrapping of older VLCCs is set to accelerate, according to analysts.
  • Bunker prices climb in Fujairah
    South African markets 'steady'.
  • Prices head up in Europe
    Hamburg market 'very quiet'.
  • LNG bunker player plans '24 hour' availability
    White Smoke plans second - and bigger - LNG bunker tanker.
  • ECA rules never 'properly ratified'
    US state in new challenge to North American ECA.
  • Leading shipping group posts another annual loss
    'Slow steaming, service rationalisation, idling and temporary voyage cancellation,' set to continue.
  • Sri Lanka tax on bunkers 'will impact the market'
    Local players say tax would 'kill the market' in Colombo due to uncompetitive bunker prices.
  • Asian bunker prices strengthen mid-week
    'Buyers anxious to fix orders before the Chinese New Year hoiday.'
  • EU finds funds for LNG bunkering projects
    The European Commission will support studies in an effort to move LNG bunkering forward.
  • Ship 'smuggled fuel' to Singapore vessel
    Ship 'transferred 30 mt of diesel fuel'.
  • Shipping firms 'must reduce bunker costs'
    That's the best way to gain a competitive advantage, says consulting firm.
  • Oil spill leads to $405,000 fine
    Pollution was caused by 'owner's negligence'.
  • Mississippi oil spill leaves ships, barges idle
    'Slow leak' of light crude coming from damaged barge.

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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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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 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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