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July 1, 2015
Sched Netweb site
  • Shippers find cheap spot rates a bother, fear revenge if space gets tight
  • Kazakhstan to join WTO after 20 years of talks - longest in history
  • Taiwan's CSBC wins US$485 million orders from TS Lines, Evergreen
  • Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang visits CMA CGM's headquarters
  • Maersk still to call Houston despite APM Terminals' shutdown
  • Poseidon Containers seeks US$100 million in IPO to buy box ships
  • Kuehne + Nagel Group buys ReTrans, US multimodal solutions provider
  • RTL orchestrates 206-tonne reactor delivery across Black Sea
  • Dar es Salaam box volume surges 9pc annually over past six years
  • US meat sector urges Senate to repeal labelling or risk retaliation
  • SCI launches new Gulf loop to boost Visakhapatnam as container hub
  • Los Angeles international airport's air cargo traffic in May rises 7.9pc
  • Saudia Cargo deploys 747-400F on Shanghai-New Delhi twice weekly service
  • World air cargo increases 3.3pc, Latin American growth decline ending
  • Groundhandler expects e-commerce to change air cargo world

Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • MANSA's first-of-its-kind conference to focus on ethical business practices
  • Packing of Dangerous Goods in Containers
  • Ship crude oil on Saudi tankers to cut cost, Saudi Arabia asks India
  • Basmati exports hit on high cost of processing & low realisation
  • Cashew exports decline in May
  • Cochin Port to improve cargo unloading methods
  • Gammon Infra to commence RoRo operations at Mumbai Port terminal
  • JSW Jaigarh Port signs Concession Agreement with Konkan Railway Corporation
  • CONCOR slashes rail freight rates for transportation of empty containers between ICD-Whitefield & Chennai Port
  • Govt to invest INR 8.50 lakh cr. for infra development in Railways: Prabhu
  • DGFT launches mobile app & revamped website
  • INR bounces back against US currency on fresh dollar selling
  • L&T receives orders worth INR 2,035 cr.

International Transport Journalweb site
  • Terrific times for trucks Intermodal / Strasse
  • Things really set to take off in Paris Aviation
  • Heading for Vienna? RIP on A6
  • New high flyers at Crane Worldwide
  • Logistics centre filling up nicely
  • New toll system in Belgium
  • Facelift for Yusen in LA
  • Canadian company plumps for new CEO/president
  • Emirates now 47 times per week to Karachi
  • Growing with the client
  • EU purse strings opening wide for transport projects
  • Rina remains optimistic
  • Finnish company brings up new cannon
  • To Russia with VN...not love
  • Management buy-back
  • Oiling the wheels for railfreight in Far East
  • O3 surprises industry
  • From South Africa to South Pacific
  • International feelers going out from China

IHS Maritimeweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • Van Oord wins EUR100 million Dubai contract
    Dutch dredging and offshore giant Van Oord will return to Dubai at the end of this year to create an entirely new waterfront for the Deira Islands that it built for developer Nakheel between 2005 and 2008. Valued at EUR100 million, the new contract has again been awarded by Nakheel. Speaking to IHS
  • Chinese Prime Minister to visit CMA CGM
    Prime Minister Li Keqiang will lead a ministerial delegation to French shipping giant CMA CGM Group's iconic Marseilles HQ tomorrow and conclude two major economic agreements. Under the first, Chinese shipyards will deliver three flagship 18,000 teu container vessels to CMA CGM during the latter
  • IMO elects South Korea's Ki-tack Lim to top post
    South Korea's Ki-tack Lim, president of the Busan Port Authority, has been elected as the new secretary-general of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). He will take the helm from incumbent, Japan's Koji Sekimizu, on 1 January 2016, for an initial four years. Ki-tack Lim served as the
  • DryShips divests final tankers
    NASDAQ-listed DryShips has sold its remaining six tankers to founder and chief executive officer George Economou, concluding a sale process that began in March. On 30 June, DryShips confirmed that Economou exercised his options to purchase six Aframaxes - the Alicante, Belmar, Calida, Daytona ,
  • Two more rigs booked at Huangpu Wenchong
    China's Huangpu Wenchong shipbuilding yard has been contracted to build a further pair of jack-up rigs from a returning customer. Hong Kong-listed TSC Group has ordered, through it daughter company Alliance Offshore Drilling (AOD), two Zentech-designed R-550D jack-up drilling rigs with deliveries
  • Offshore wind terminal plans kick off on MV2
    Sif Group, an offshore foundations manufacturer, and Verbrugge International, a logistics service provider, have signed an agreement in principal with the Port of Rotterdam Authority for the construction of a production and storage/handling terminal. This is to better serve the North Sea's emerging
  • Ferry strike adds to Greek woes
    Ferry services in Greece are being disrupted today as the result of a 24-hour strike called by the Pan-Hellenic Seamen's Federation (PNO). The union claims that some shipping firms have violated collective labour agreements. PNO has called on seafarers aboard Greek-flagged ferries to take
  • Samsung HI clinches Statoil platform orders
    Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) has clinched orders for Statoil's Sverdrup Topside project, as analysts predicted. South Korea's second biggest shipbuilder said in a Korea Exchange filing on 30 June that it has clinched two platforms related to the project. The contract is worth about USD1.05
  • Update: Port of Calais still closed to all ferry traffic
    Ferry traffic at the French port of Calais was at a total standstill this morning as action by MyFerryLink crews protesting over the cessation of the company's activities went into a second day. The crews, who belong to the employee cooperative SCOP SeaFrance, were meeting this morning to discuss
  • CH Offshore receives USD60 million from charter dispute
    Singapore-listed offshore services provider, CH Offshore, has recouped USD60 million from unpaid charter fees from Venezuela's state-owned PDVSA's subsidiaries. CH Offshore stated in its filing to the Singapore Exchange that the company has received the outstanding USD60 million from PDV Marina and
  • Tanker, box ship collide near Tanjung Perak Port
    A liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) tanker caught fire after it collided with a container ship near Port of Tanjung Perak, Indonesia, on 28 June. Indonesia-flagged, 2008-built LPG tanker Navigator Aries was leaving Tanjung Perak port after discharging its cargo when it collided with Panama-flagged,
  • Wärtsilä tunnel thruster approval
    Wärtsilä has successfully obtained a Lloyd's Register (LR) 'Type Approval' Certificate for the Wärtsilä WTT11 tunnel thruster, which means the unit will not have to undergo a design review for each individual vessel or hull number. Wärtsilä says approval certification will also mean cost savings, as
  • Beijing audit reveals underreporting in COSCO accounts
    COSCO recorded CNY298 million (USD48 million) less in its revenue and CNY169 million less in cost for the 2008-13 period, leading to an understatement of CNY116 million in its profit for 2013, according to a National Audit Office (NAO) report. The report, released on 28 June, revealed that COSCO
  • Plans to demolish South Korea island announced
    An island off Busan, South Korea will be demolished to make it easier for ships to call at Northeast Asia's biggest transshipment hub. The island, called Tohdo, is situated at the entrance of Busan New Port. Due to its location, Tohdo has been regarded as an obstacle for vessels especially
  • Slower marine, coal growth hampers XMH performance
    Slower Indonesian marine and coal industry growth has affected Singapore-listed marine engine maker XMH Holdings' performance for financial year (FY) 2015. XMH posted a net profit of SGD5.43 million (USD4.02 million) for FY 2015 that ended on 30 April 2015, down 11.4% from SGD6.13 million in FY
  • UOB Kay Hian: Offshore, marine industry yet to bottom
    Singapore-based brokerage house UOB Kay Hian has suggested that the offshore and marine industry downturn has not bottomed yet. Analysts from UOB Kay Hian highlighted that the offshore support vessel (OSV) tender activities are recovering gradually despite oil companies asking for a 30% cut in day
  • Bank of Jiangsu files second lawsuit against Sainty Marine
    Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine has been sued by the Bank of Jiangsu in a second dispute, this time over CNY112 million (USD18 million) of loans and refund guarantees. On 21 May, the bank filed the lawsuit against Sainty Marine at the Wuhan Maritime Court and demanded the repayment of CNY60 million
  • Twenty six rescued on board five vessels in Bohai Sea
    A total of 26 crew members were rescued from five vessels hit by gusts in Liaodong Bay of Bohai Sea in the afternoon of 29 June, according to China's Beihai Rescue Bureau. Two of the five vessels sank while three others took on water, the Beihai Rescue Bureau said on 30 June. At 15:20 h local time
  • VLGC rates near $130/tonne
    Rates to ship LPG on very large gas carriers (VLGCs) are inching closer to the USD130/tonne mark, having averaged USD128.156 /tonne on the Baltic Exchange on 29 June. That had come up from USD121.875/tonne on 22 June. At current bunker prices in Fujairah, the latest rate works out to daily earnings
  • KfW IPEX-Bank finances Petredec's LPG carriers
    Germany's KfW IPEX-Bank is working with compatriot credit insurance provider Euler Hermes to provide USD186.3 million in financing Singapore-based LPG trading house Petredec for the building of four 21,000 m³ LPG carriers. There is a German component in the deal, as German-made gas and tank systems
  • Kobe port's traffic up in March
    Cargo traffic increased by 5% in the port of Kobe, western Japan, in March from a year earlier to 8.608 million tonnes because of a big improvement in domestic trade, according to preliminary figures released by the Kobe municipal government. Of the 8.608 million tonnes, 4.536 million tonnes came

The Loadstarweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • Ferry chief's fury at 'double standards' as strikers force port of Calais to stay closed
  • As IMF deadline looms, would a Grexit be a Greek tragedy for its shipping firms?
  • US east coast ports dig deep to reap the rewards from an expanded Panama Canal

Marine Logweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • South Korea's Lim to be next IMO Secretary General
  • Jotun welcomes progress on ISO Standards
  • Wärtsilä WTT11 tunnel thruster gains LR Type Approval
  • Austal lays keel for LCS 14

World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • Port of Seattle names Freiboth labor relations senior director
  • Georgia Ports Authority reports record cargo numbers for May
  • Corps to close Chittenden Locks for drain screen structure inspection
  • Crowley adding new equipment for service to Caribbean region
  • Port of Los Angeles to start Yusen Terminals expansion work

Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • Lim promises a pragmatic period of regulation for shippin
    The election of South Korean candidate Lim Ki-Tack as the next IMO secretary-general is good news for shipowners wary of costly red tape
  • Samsung Heavy Industries wins first major offshore order this year
    South Korean yard takes $889m order from Norwegian state giant Statoil
  • Greek owners confirm tanker newbuilds
    Thenamaris has finalised VLCC orders while Callimanopulos order envisages up to 10 vessels
  • Monjasa takes credit line with ABN Amro
    Bunker supplier signs revolver deal with Dutch bank
  • Aframaxes set to build on vigorous first half
    Forecasts point to an even better second half of the year as tanker fundamentals remain in place
  • Dim view cast on carrier-freight forwarder relationship
    Carriers and freight forwarders must escape a 'zero-sum mind set' that is damaging not only their relationship, but also the entire supply chain
  • China Shipping Development books four aframax tankers
    State carrier fixes 114,000 dwt vessels at compatriot yard at $50m each
  • Economou exercises option for six DryShips aframaxes
    Move is part of expansion for Greek owner's privately held tanker fleet
  • Lim Ki-Tack next IMO secretary-general
    Voting went through five rounds to decide who will replace Koji Sekimizu at year end
  • CMA CGM strengthens ties with China
    New financing framework worth $1bn and strategic partnership with CMHI to be signed off when prime minister Li Kepiang is in France this week
  • Willis to merge with Towers Watson
    Marine insurance likely to remain integral to new diverse professional services giant
  • Second Calais walkout hits cross-Channel ferries
    MyFerryLink seafarers repeat last week's jobs protest
  • Smaller vessels rates look ready to head south
    Dry bulk market rally for handies and supras has reached the crest of the wave
  • South Korea wins election
    Lim Ki-tack has been elected secretary-general of the IMO and will assume the post at year end

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • 25 ports earn awards in AAPA's 2015 Communications Competition
    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) ... the unified and recognized voice of seaports in the Americas...will recognize 25 seaports for exemplary communications projects and programs at its annual convention and awards luncheon this fall. Winning entrants in AAPA's 48th annual Communications Awards Program will be recognized at a Nov. 4 ...
  • Hapag-Lloyd trans-Pacific rate push suggests past attempts failed
    Hapag-Lloyd's seeking of a rate increase in August on its eastbound trans-Pacific services after pushing for identical increases in the last two months suggest recent attempts fared poorly. The German carrier notified customers that effective Aug. 1, rates per 40-foot-equivalent unit will rise $600. The Transpacific Stabilization Agreement - a discussion...
  • Shippers told to prepare for global container weight verification rule
    In exactly one year new global regulations requiring every packed container have a verified container weight will go into effect, and shippers need to be prepared, an industry trade group warns. "One year from today, global containerized maritime commerce will need to comply with new international regulations that require every packed...
  • CEVA wins Best Seafreight award at AFLAS Awards 2015
    Singapore - CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading non-asset based supply chain management companies, was presented the Best Logistics Provider - Seafreight award at the Asia Freight, Logistics and Supply Chain (AFLAS) Awards held in Hong Kong.The awards, organized by Asia Cargo News, are designed to honor leading organizations...
  • HAMAG Harbour & Maritime Services Agency in Morocco joins XLProjects
    HAMAG, Harbour & Maritime Services Agency, born as ship agent turned quickly into a global and integrated operator with the wholechain of maritime transport: agency, freight forwarding, chartering and brokerage. HAMAG, with its expertise and its network of international partners, is committed to: Provide its customers a daily support and a high quality...
  • Georgia Ports Authority launches 'Gateway to the World'
    Savannah, Ga. - The Georgia Ports Authority has launched a four-part video series, "Gateway to the World," in which logistics experts from companies such as Caterpillar, Georgia Pacific, Home Depot and Lowe's describe why Georgia's ports are critical to their supply chains. "This initiative speaks through the voices of those who have...
  • Research Note: US containerized exports to fall again in 2015
    The Port of MiamiWhile a large share of the first-quarter 2015 decline in U.S. containerized exports can be traced to the conflict at U.S. West Coast ports, the economic slowdown in Asia and in emerging markets cannot be dismissed. Emerging markets in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Commonwealth of...
  • Charleston port revises Saturday gate hours
    Saturday hours for truck gates at the Port of Charleston will be revised to eliminate the lunchtime closure, the South Carolina Ports Authority said. Beginning July 11, gates will be open on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. They now are open from 8 a.m. to noon, and from 1...
  • Challenges to China ports' slowing growth unprecedented
    Port of QingdaoThe Chinese economy has said goodbye to high-speed growth as well as stable foreign trade volumes, which is putting pressure on the operations of Chinese ports, Tong Mengda, chief economist of Ningbo Port Group, told delegates at the Intermodal Asia 2015 conference in Shanghai in March. These ports' situation...
  • DOT report fuels push to overhaul US truck safety program
    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Transportation is under renewed pressure to overhaul its key truck safety initiative after a 2014 study only recently made public found the program's safety metrics don't always align with the real risk of accidents on the road. According to the study, there is a significant...
  • New York seeks to reactivate South Brooklyn terminal
    Red Hook Container Terminal, Brooklyn, NY. New York officials are seeking a tenant to reactivate the South Brooklyn Marine Terminal, which recently was designated as part of the U.S. Maritime Administration's Marine Highways initiative. The city's Economic Development Corp. recently leased the 88-acre terminal, a former automobile import facility, and plans to...
  • Strong US dollar, low oil prices hurting US-Canada trade
    The value of goods shipped across the U.S.-Canadian border dropped 12.5 percent in April, thanks in part to a weaker Canadian dollar and a shrinking Canadian economy. In April, all transport modes carried a lower value of U.S.-Canada freight than a year earlier, the U.S. Bureau of Transportation Statistics said in...
  • New vessels give Alianca Navegacao cabotage edge
    Alianca Navegacao's Vicente PizonThe christening last week of the Vicente Pinzon marks the completion of Alianca Navegacao's reais 700 million ($224.5 million) cabotage and coastal fleet upgrade aimed at securing its dominance in the Brazilian cabotage market. The vessel with a capacity of 4,828 twenty-foot equivalent units and its identical sister,...
  • CMA CGM to sign $1 billion financing agreement with China Ex-Im Bank
    LONDON - CMA CGM will sign a $1 billion financing agreement with the Export-Import Bank of China on Wednesday when Chinese premier Li Keqiang visits the French carrier's headquarters. The Marseille-based carrier said the agreement provides for loans and guarantees for ship and container orders from China as well as strategic...
  • Island removal aimed at boosting Busan transshipment productivity
    As part of Busan's larger effort to shore up its transshipment business amid fierce competition, the Korean government has announced plans to remove an island to allow the port to better handle mega-ships. South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries has set aside $357 million to remove the island of Tohdo...
  • Shippers await report on Heathrow, Gatwick airport expansion
    LONDON - The U.K.'s air freight shippers are nervously awaiting the publication of a long-delayed report that will recommend either London Heathrow or nearby Gatwick as the best site for a new runway in the crowded southeast of the country. The majority of export and import shippers back expansion at...
  • Shippers question multiple surcharges levied by Asia-Europe lines
    HONG KONG - Shippers on Asia-Europe have never been fans of the host of surcharges levied by carriers on the trade and have routinely levelled complaints that the ad-ons were more boosters of revenue rather than a cost recovery mechanism. One major global shipper compared the container shipping freight market...
  • G6 adds more Asia-Europe port calls as other alliances cut sailings
    HONG KONG - The G6 Alliance continues to add port calls to its Asia-North Europe services, this time in China, in a bid to secure additional cargo loads on the trade during the much hoped for peak season.China's ports of Fuzhou in the Taiwan Strait and the Guangzhou's Nansha will...
  • Air freight shippers await key report on Heathrow, Gatwick airport expansion
    LONDON - The UK's air freight shippers are nervously awaiting the publication of a long-delayed report that will recommend either London Heathrow or nearby Gatwick as the best site for a new runway in the crowded southeast of the country. The majority of export and import shippers back expansion at...
  • DHL deal with Kazakhstan rail to grow China-Europe services
    HONG KONG - Kazakhstan's national rail operator and DHL Global Forwarding have signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide the logistics operator with additional block trains on the fast-developing land bridge between China and Europe.The forwarding unit of DHL inked the MOU with Kazakhstan Temir Zholy Express, a holding...
  • Shippers question multiple surcharges levied by Asia-Europe lines
    HONG KONG - Shippers on Asia-Europe have never been fans of the host of surcharges levied by carriers on the trade and have routinely levelled complaints that the ad-ons were more boosters of revenue rather than a cost recovery mechanism. One major global shipper compared the container shipping freight market...
  • G6 adds more Asia-Europe port calls as other alliances cut sailings
    HONG KONG - The G6 Alliance continues to add port calls to its Asia-North Europe services, this time in China, in a bid to secure additional cargo loads on the trade during the much hoped for peak season.China's ports of Fuzhou in the Taiwan Strait and the Guangzhou's Nansha will...
  • US Labor chief rejects bills seeking port labor-management system reform
    U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez said Monday that bills before Congress seeking to avoid lengthy negotiations marked by labor slowdowns and employer retaliation that recently plagued West Coast ports aren't the answer. His statement poured cold water on any hopes that the Obama administration would provide support for...

TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • Teekay hikes payout
    Teekay Corp swelled its payout to shareholders by 75% after selling a floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) to a daughter company.
  • Teekay's Knarr cash drive
    Teekay Offshore Partners is poised to issue $550m in shares to purchase a floating production, storage and offloading unit (FPSO) from its parent.
  • Maersk takes precautions
    Maersk Line took precautionary measures and paid its employees in Greece slightly earlier in order to avoid the capital controls finally imposed by the government yesterday.
  • Handy deal for NewLead
    Greece's NewLead Holdings has fixed one of its eco-handysize bulkers on a charter of between two and four months.
  • Navios fixes capesize
    Navios Maritime Partners has fixed one of its capesizes at a premium rate.
  • Petrobras slashes spending
    Scandal-hit Brazilian oil and shipping group Petrobras has cut its five-year budget by 41%.
  • Economou seals $291m deal
    George Economou has completed a $291m deal to buy six tankers from DryShips, officially ending the company's IPO spin-off plans.
  • CMA CGM's $1bn deal
    French container line CMA CGM is to sign a $1bn new financing deal with China Exim bank.
  • Lim new IMO head
    South Korean diplomat Lim Ki-Tack has won the election to lead the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) from January for a four-year term.
  • HHI closes on orders
    Korean shipbuilder Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) could be about to book a series of newbuildings including VLCCs.
  • CSDC orders quartet
    Chinese owner turns to GSI for the construction of four products tankers for $199m.
  • Arsenal neutralised
    VIDEO: Watch how MARAD's ro-ro destroyed chemical weapons at sea.
  • Edelweiss buying more
    Bharati Shipyard creditor Edelweiss Asset Reconstruction is poised to snap up a further 15% of the loss-making shipbuilder's debt.
  • Siem-Daya deal approved
    Siem Offshore has seen an agreement for the sale of an offshore subsea vessel to Daya Material approved by the latter's shareholders.
  • NYK admits collusion
    South Africa has fined Japan's NYK for collaborating on car carrier contracts with competitors.
  • Tug/barge fleet for sale
    Russian broker Nova Shipping is seeking a buyer for up to six tug/barge units.
  • SeaZip finds work
    Dutch owner SeaZip Offshore Service has found period employment for its new fast crew supplier.
  • Premuda strikes debt deal
    Italian bulker and tanker owner Premuda has agreed in principal a restructuring agreement with its financiers.
  • Rig headache for owners
    North Sea offshore vessel demand is being hit by a number of rigs being laid up or coming to the end of their contracts.
  • LPGC and boxship collide
    An LPG tanker has collided with a containership off the port of Tanjung Perak in Surabaya, Indonesia.
  • Cement carrier aground
    A veteran cement carrier has reportedly taken on water after running aground off Sweden on Monday night.
  • Otto Marine claim cut
    A claim for compensation against Otto Marine in a vessel financing row has been reduced.
  • Calais shut again
    Ferry services between Dover and Calais were cancelled again on Tuesday as MyFerryLink workers blockaded the French port.
  • Tallink finances ferry
    Loan from Nordea Bank set to cover 80% of costs of Meyer Turku shipyard newbuilding.
  • Grexit fallout limited
    Greek shipowners remain unaffected regardless of any development in their domestic economy, according to Morgan Stanley.
  • CHO wins charter dispute
    CH Offshore has successfully recovered $60m of outstanding charter hire in a dispute with Venezuelan oil major PDVSA.
  • GSL secures higher rate
    Global Ship Lease (GSL) has extended a second containership time charter with Sea Consortium's X-Press Feeders.
  • Logger back on the block
    A South Korean-owned bulker which failed to find a buyer at an auction in Singapore last week is set to go under the hammer again.

American Shipperweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • Sea-Tac Airport upgrades cargo facilities
  • Nike opens largest distribution center in Memphis
  • MSC, ZIM restructure East Med-North Europe services
  • Carriers launch two North Europe feeder loops
  • Ki-tack Lim to head International Maritime Organization
  • HighJump integrates warehouse, 3PL support with SAP Business One
  • Obama signs TPA, trade preference legislation
  • FMC reviews 14 OTI license applications
  • Executive Moves: GPA and UPS
  • Export-Import Bank charter expires at midnight
  • Port of L.A. to upgrade Yusen terminal
  • LNG-powered ro/ro vessel runs aground
  • Inland Canadian port completes expansion project
  • Port Everglades gets federal approval for 50-ft. harbor

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 30, 2015
  • LNG-powered ferry secures funding
    Finnish-Estonian project should see vessel ready by 2017.
  • Banks and traders biggest Wiljo creditors
    Company called 'O.W.B. ARA SC' appears on list of creditors to bunker company that went down shortly after OW bankruptcy.
  • Port operator approves plans for LNG bunker terminal
    'Muuga is one of the best locations for an LNG bunkering terminal in Estonia.'
  • 'Slow steaming' returns to Indian Ocean routes
    'Threat of piracy altered shipping routes, speeds and costs for vessels.'
  • Bunker player 'doubles its credit facilities'
    'We appreciate the vote of confidence in Monjasa's business model,' says CFO.
  • Cleartrade expands market reach
    Trading hours extended to cover Asia.
  • Gibraltar government still downplaying LNG report
    'Report was based on a number of assumptions that are not likely to form part of the proposals.'
  • LNG-powed ferry secures funding
    Finnish-Estonian project should see vessel ready by 2017.
  • US Navy vessel bunkers at Georgia
    Batpetrol interested in international partner to develop services.
  • Canada: Pipe leaking oil at Prince Rupert
    Product believed to be bunker fuel, says Prince Rupert Port Authority.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation to merge subsidiaries
    Development affects MC Energy which sells bunker fuel.
  • US Navy vessel receives fuel at Georgia
    Supplier organised warship to receive fuel at berth.
  • Tanker's LNG-electric propulsion conversion complete
    Conversion provides 'economic and environmental benefits'.

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FROM THE HOME PAGE
European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
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
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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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
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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