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July 16, 2015
Sched Netweb site
JUNE 16, 2015
  • Maersk increases Asia-Europe freight rate US$1,000/TEU from August 1
  • MOL hikes Asia-east coast of South America rate US$750/TEU
  • Greek bailout terms remove barriers to full waterfront privatisation
  • Kuehne + Nagel first half 'profit for the period' up 4.2pc but EBIT off 25pc
  • Panama again trumps Suez as favoured all-water way to US east coast
  • 8,508-TEU Ever Lovely to join FE-WC S America service
  • Two US$24 million cranes good to go at Flinders Adelaide box terminal: GAC
  • US Army Corps has draft restrictions on Alabama's Upper Mobile River
  • Libya's Tobruk regime threatens to attack ISIS ships, but can do little else
  • World Bank lends India US$650 million to build freight corridor
  • DNV GL seeks feedback on its new draft rules set
  • White paper calls on 3PLs to reduce liability limits on LTL shipments
  • Cathay, Dragonair first half cargo rises 8pc, but only upticks 0.5pc in June
  • Lufthansa Cargo has retains top EU spot, but volume only rises 0.5pc
  • Chinese regulators slam small fry Okay Air for overworking pilots
  • Turkish Airlines makes emergency landing in Delhi after bomb threat
  • Vietnam Airlines holds talks with Boeing over buying 16 more jetliners

Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • UK govt listening to its logistics sector!
  • Cheap paper imports hit industry
  • CII hails Kerala CM's decision to clear Vizhinjam ICTT project
  • DP World bullish about Vallarpadam ICTT's long-term prospects
  • JN Port achieves record handling in ICD operations
  • Throughput at Major Ports up marginally in Q1 2015-16
  • Govt mulls setting up two dry ports in J&K
  • Pearl Container Terminals commences operations at its ICD in Hosur
  • The growing importance of Private Freight Terminals in India - 2
  • India threatens to seek anti-dumping probe against solar power equipment imports from US
  • India's exports to China decline by 24 pc to $6.89 bn
  • Indo-Canadian CEPA by next March
  • Nadda seeks urgent steps to stop cheap imports of apple from China

International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 16, 2015
  • All-in offer between Mexico and USA Intermodal / Strasse
  • Tanger Med lifts volumes
  • Iran opening up
  • Inadequately secured cargo causes freighter crash
  • Step up the ladder for communicator
  • Investments to trigger growth in Swiss market
  • The far north ever more alluring
  • Newcomer for new role at Polb
  • Emirates to return to Erbil - again
  • Hats off for Q2/2015 performance
  • New design to hit offshore
  • King till 2021
  • An SBS president for Celebi
  • US transport sector still going strong
  • India: new railway line for coal and fertilizer
  • ACI reports sluggish May worldwide
  • Teaching new tricks to old seadog

IHS Maritimeweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • Box shippers seek improved port metrics
    Better data on port terminal dwell times could be used by box lines to pressure terminals into making their gates more efficient, according to US importers. The suggestion was revealed in a US Federal Maritime Commission staff report on US container port congestion, released on 14 July. The report
  • Commission applauds SNCM aid repayment ruling
    The European Commission today welcomed a European Court of Justice judgement condemning France for not reclaiming illegal aid totalling EUR220 million (USD242 million) paid to bankrupt French Mediterranean ferry operator SNCM. The judgement, released last week, opens the way to further court action
  • DSME's banks consider debt restructuring
    The Korea Development Bank (KBD) and other creditor banks of Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering are considering a debt workout plan for the financially troubled shipbuilder, the latter revealed on 15 July. In a Korea Exchange filing South Korea's third biggest shipbuilder said, "A concrete
  • Shanghai Salvage-led consortium tipped to win Sewol salvage job
    South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) and Public Procurement Service have named a consortium led by China's state-run Shanghai Salvage as the preferred bidder to hoist the capsized ferry Sewol. A consortium led by China Yantai Salvage and Titan Salvage are second and third in line
  • Swiber plans two-for-one share consolidation
    Singapore-listed offshore services provider Swiber Holdings has proposed a two-for-one share consolidation to comply with a Singapore Exchange (SGX) listing requirement. Under the requirement introduced by the Monetary Authority of Singapore and SGX, companies registered with the SGX Mainboard are
  • Three crew die, two in hospital after suspected toxic gas inhalation
    Three crew members of the Panama-flagged bulk carrier Hiram died after reportedly inhaling poisonous gas off Pengerang, Malaysia. Two other crew members of the 28,450 dwt vessel who were also thought to have been exposed to the gas were taken to hospital by the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency
  • Icon Offshore secures $14.5m supply vessel contract
    Malaysian offshore services provider Icon Offshore has secured a contract worth MYR55 million (USD14.5 million) to supply two anchor handling tug/supply vessels (AHTS) to an oil major. The contract was signed by its wholly owned subsidiary Icon Offshore Group. Under the contract, both vessels will
  • Incheon Port seeks top 50 ranking by 2025
    Incheon aims to boost its position in the rankings of the world's busiest posts by 2025. Currently, the South Korean port languishes below the World Shipping Council's top 50 container ports. Last year it handled 2.33 million teu, which it expects to grow by 11.4% in 2015. But that is still far
  • Changhang Phoenix H1 profits fall at least 35.6%
    Changhang Phoenix, a bulk carrier operating unit of Sinotrans&CSC, predicted on 14 July the decrease in profit of between 35.6% and 43.7% year on year (y/y) in the first six months of 2015 on lower one-off income. In the first six months of 2014, Changhang Phoenix's profit totalled CNY186.4 million
  • Taiwan's big three boost revenue in 1H15
    Taiwan's top carriers - Wan Hai, Yang Ming, and Evergreen - have recorded improved revenue for the first half of 2015 (1H15). Wan Hai posted TWD33.6 billion (USD1.1 billion) revenue for the January-June period, up 7.12% or TWD2.2 billion from a year earlier. However, the carrier's June revenue
  • SapuraKencana wins $273m Indian contract
    Malaysia-listed offshore services provider SapuraKencana Petroleum (SapuraKencana) has clinched a development project worth USD273 million in India. The contract was signed with India-headquartered Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on 27 June for Mumbai High South Redevelopment Phase-III
  • Sainty Marine predicts a bigger loss for 1H15
    Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine predicted its losses would deepen to between CNY350 million (USD56 million) and CNY370 million for the first six months of 2015, an increase in the figure that was estimated in April. The increase in the forecast loss resulted from higher asset impairment on
  • Sembcorp Marine to build world's largest DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel
    Singapore-listed offshore services provider Sembcorp Marine has signed a construction contract worth USD1 billion with Heerema Offshore Services (HOS) to build the world's largest DP3 semi-submersible crane vessel (NSCV). The engineering and construction contract is a follow up to an earlier
  • Iran deal impact 'limited'
    The Iranian nuclear accord will not provide a major lift to crude tanker rates in the near or intermediate term, according to several industry analysts. The landmark agreement finalised on 14 July will be submitted to the UN Security Council for approval. Ninety days after approval, sanctions would

The Loadstarweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • US air cargo cartel case rumbles on as plaintiffs are granted class action status
  • CKYHE follows Asia-Europe peak season capacity-cut trend, but 2M remains firm
  • Driver crisis: as government fails freight, a recruitment firm gears up with some help

Marine Logweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • MAIB: Master tried to cover up grounding
  • Vane takes delivery of newbuild asphalt barge
  • Sembcorp Marine wins $1 billion crane vessel order
  • Wärtsilä X92 to power 20,600 CMA CGM mega box ship
  • Signal files for Chapter 11 and settles with guest workers

World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • ATA report sees drop in truck driver turnover rate
  • IThe Greenbrier Companies taps Fargo as new member of board of directors
  • Crowley Maritime names Miller communications vice president
  • Federal Maritime Commission releases port congestion report
  • Diana Shipping Oks time charters for two Panamax dry bulk vessels

Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • OW Bunker test case goes to appeal as Sinopec intervenes
    Pappas interests given green light as Chinese oil giant asks to be heard
  • Aker Solutions sees lower second-quarter profits and order intake
    Oslo-listed energy services provider hit by offshore market downturn
  • Busan aims to oust Hong Kong as world's second-largest transhipment port
    South Korean port ramping up efforts to develop infrastructure in order to host fully-loaded 22,000 teu boxships
  • Euronav pounces on West Africa opportunity
    Crude tanker player secures money-spinning fixture with loading date as far out as late-August
  • China Shipping Development offers $80m loan guarantee to subsidiary
    Total loan guarantees now amount to $1.1bn, accounting for 31% of the company's total net assets
  • DSME said to be facing $1.7bn offshore woes
    South Korean shipbuilder starts debt restructuring talks as share price drops by 30%
  • Panama retakes lead in Asia-US east coast trade
    Weekly capacity rises 20% year on year to reach record level
  • New orders slump at Chinese yards
    More than 70% contraction threatens weaker yards
  • Newcastle coal carrier queues lengthen
    Asian coal demand and railway maintenance are some of the reasons listed for increased congestion at the Port of Newcastle in New South Wales
  • Pioneer selects V.Ships India to manage its entire fleet
    Singapore-based geared bulker operator sees cost reduction opportunities in partnership
  • Sembcorp Marine wins $1bn order for world's biggest semisubmersible crane vessel
    Recently opened Tuas yard will build ship for Heerema Offshore Services that will be used to install and remove oil rigs

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • Intermodal pricing slipped in June as US truckload rates rose
    Contract truckload rates increased year-over-year and month-to-month in June, as truckload carriers benefited from shipper concerns about capacity, according to Cass Information Systems. The Cass Truckload Linehaul Index for June rose 0.5 percent from May, reversing a two month decline, and was up 3.6 percent year-over-year, the freight payment company said...
  • CSX says it's regaining intermodal business lost to trucks
    CSX Transportation is recovering after losing domestic intermodal business to the trucking sector in 2014, railroad executives said on an earnings call Wednesday. That's a far cry from what CSX said in January, when executives said there were no signs that the railroad would lose any business to its over-the-road rivals...
  • Charleston volume growth forecast to slow after 'memorable' yea
    The Port of Charleston's double-digit volume growth is expected to slow to about 5 percent during the coming year but will remain above the U.S. market average, said Jim Newsome, CEO at the South Carolina Ports Authority. Charleston posted increases of 12.3 percent in loaded 20-foot-equivalent units and 14.4 percent in...
  • Average LA-LB truck turn times hit hour and a half
    Harbor truckers in Los Angeles-Long Beach are accepting the fact that, at least for the moment, turn times are stuck at about 90 minutes, when a little over a year ago average turn times in the largest U.S. port complex were about one hour. The reason for this grudging acceptance of...
  • Grand Arabia Forwarding & Fortune International wins Shamsuna solar project
    Grand Arabia Forwarding and FORTUNE International Transport srl were recently awarded the customs clearance and local land trucking in addition to some seafreight, airfreight, and land freight services for one of the Solar projects in Jordan "Shamsuna PV Solar Project" in Aqaba. Shamsuna PV Solar Project is a 10 MW solar...
  • Hapag-Lloyd's container ship Cap Blanche suffers engine fire
    We regret to inform you that the Cap Blanche suffered a fire in the engine room on July 11, 2015 while the vessel was docked in Vancouver. Fortunately there were no injured personnel and the fire was extinguished quickly. The engine room was damaged and will require extensive repairs. We understand...
  • Morocco becomes Africa's search and rescue training hub
    Morocco has become a key area for maritime search and rescue (SAR) training and has been designated to host the regional centre covering the sea areas of the countries of Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, the Gambia, Cape Verde and Guinea Bissau. Next week sees the latest meeting of the regional North and...
  • UPS expands global heavy freight service in Latin America, Europe
    For the second time this year, UPS is expanding its global express freight service, adding eight origin and five destination countries for time-sensitive, high-value heavyweight shipments. That brings the total number of origin and destination countries and territories served by UPS Worldwide Express Freight to 58 and 56, respectively, the transport...
  • Evergreen and BSY Associates hit 40-year mark working together
    HOLMDEL, NJ -- In the public relations agency business where long-term relationships are a rarity, Barbara Spector Yeninas and her company, BSY Associates Inc., are marking the ongoing 40-year partnership with Taiwan-based global ocean carrier Evergreen Marine Corporation and its U. S. -based agency, Evergreen Shipping Agency (America) Corporation (Jersey City,...
  • Ailing APMT Itajai loses SeaLand service
    Port of ItajaiThe APM Terminal at the Port of Itajai, already hobbled from the loss of an East Asia service that provided a good chunk of its volume and revenue, has been dealt another blow by a line owned by its parent company. SeaLand announced on Tuesday that it would shift...
  • Incheon port aims to boost productivity, volume via projects
    Port of IncheonThe Port of Incheon, South Korea hopes to catapult itself into the top 30 globally in terms of size and productivity by deepen its harbor to better handle mega-ships and through the opening of new terminals. Incheon Port Authority in 2014 opened Terminal B of the Incheon New Port...
  • Taiwanese carriers ride intra-Asia trade growth to higher revenue
    The three largest Taiwanese carriers, Wan Hai, Yang Ming and Evergreen Line saw their January to June revenues increase year-over-year, largely due to growing intra-Asia trade. Wan Hai, which specializes in the intra-Asia trade, posted the strongest gains, with revenue growing 7 percent from $1.03 billion to $1.1 billion. The company...
  • CSX sees tough haul ahead after record profit quarter
    CSX Transportation surprised Wall Street and industry analysts, posting all-time record high second quarter earnings, but they were clear: The railroad won't be as fortunate next quarter. Strong pricing, low fuel prices and property sales won't be enough to offset the headwinds of a diminishing demand for coal, a slumping carload...
  • Antwerp port plans on-dock LNG fuel station
    LNG fueling operations at the Port of AntwerpThe Port of Antwerp is seeking proposals for construction and operation of an on-dock liquefied natural gas fueling station to serve the small but growing market for LNG-powered vessels. Antwerp has provided truck-to-barge LNG fueling since 2012 wherein trucks delivered LNG from a terminal...
  • Dedicated trucking demand drives Marten Transport growth
    Strong shipper demand for dedicated trucking service is fueling growth and higher profit at temperature-controlled truckload carrier Marten Transport. The Mondovi, Wisconsin trucking company increased its profit in the second quarter, while adding trucks to bolster its growing dedicated trucking business. Marten, like other carriers, is riding a wave of shipper interest...
  • Long Beach port president confident diversions won't last
    Port of Long BeachThe ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will win back most of the market share they lost to East and Gulf Coast ports during labor disruptions this past year by moving cargo to eastern destinations faster and cheaper than other ports are able, Long Beach's chief...
  • CargoSmart launches new sailing schedule platform
    HONG KONG - CargoSmart Wednesday launched a new sailing schedule search platform aimed at helping shippers and logistics service providers manage their ocean routes while having added visibility. Known as "big schedules" the program will source ocean carriers' published sailing schedules and live vessel location data in order to provide...
  • Cosco Pacific first-half figures shrug off slowing China trade
    HONG KONG - Cosco Pacific's Ningbo container terminal handled almost 20 percent more containers in the first half compared to the same period last year, helping overall throughput at the port just south of rival Shanghai to grow by 9 percent.Of the 10.5 million 20-foot-equivalent units that moved through Ningbo...
  • Chinese farmers go Internet shopping - for tractors
    One of the thousands of tractors offered for sale on Alibaba's online Taobao Marketplace.HONG KONG - China's 700 million farmers can now buy their tractors online through an Alibaba Group's e-commerce platform following the recent launch of a shopping channel dedicated to farm products.In an interesting, if unexpected, online shopping...
  • FMC suggests industry advisory council on US port congestion
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission is considering formation of an industry advisory council to discuss port congestion, and said a starting point might be demurrage and per-diem detention fees. The commission floated the idea in an 88-page summary of four FMC hearings last fall on port congestion, which the commission called...

TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • VLCCs reach 2015 high
    Eastbound VLCCs in the Middle East market have reached their highest spot market earnings level since December.
  • Hapag-Lloyd picks IPO banks
    Hapag-Lloyd has selected a trio of investment banks to help it launch a EUR 5bn ($5.5bn) initial public offering (IPO), according to media reports.
  • Hot summer for tankers
    Teekay has backed the tanker market fire to keep burning during this summer but it believes earnings are likely to slip back a little next year.
  • DSME heading for a fall
    Korean shipbuilder DSME has admitted it is facing more losses this year, with sources claiming the deficit could be as much as KRW 2 trillion ($1.75bn).
  • Zvezda opening next year
    The first phase of Russia's big new Far East shipyard will be completed in 2016.
  • Second quarter spur for stocks?
    Evercore has dialled up its tanker expectations suggesting a strong second quarter results season should finally install investor confidence in the recovering market.
  • Korean yards to share
    South Korea's three major shipbuilders are providing their specialised technological know-how to smaller rivals to help them build eco-ships.
  • Seanergy in growth mood
    Seanergy Maritime Holdings is looking to get active in the S&P market after recovering from a restructuring.
  • Signal settles labour lawsuit
    Bankrupt US yard group to pay $20m to 200 guest workers in alleged trafficking case.
  • NAT boosts dividend
    Nordic American Tankers has again jacked up its dividend in a hot suezmax market.
  • Crewman airlifted
    The US Coast Guard (USCG) has airlifted a seafarer from a Greek bulker off Alaska after he suffered a suspected stroke.
  • Bonheur sees red
    Norway's Bonheur has posted a big loss for the second quarter of the year, although revenue was boosted.
  • Chinese land Sewol contract
    A Chinese-led group has won a deal to raise the sunken Korean ferry Sewol.
  • DSME heading for a fall
    Korean shipbuilder DSME has admitted it is facing more losses this year, with sources claiming the deficit could be as much as KRW 2 trillion ($1.75bn).
  • Black Sea bid
    Finland's Containerships is launching a new service linking Russia to Turkey.
  • Nakilat boosts earnings
    Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) has logged a 10% rise in first half profit as it lowered costs.
  • Dof crewman killed
    A crewman has been crushed to death on a Dof anchor-handler in rough weather off Pilbara, Australia.
  • Boxship loses power
    A containership has made it safely into a port on the US east coast after suffering a reported power failure.
  • Maersk to scrap rig
    Maersk Drilling is to scrap its oldest rig in China in the face of the deteriorating situation in the offshore market.
  • SMM's $1bn beauty
    Heerema Offshore Services and Sembcorp Marine have finally put pen to paper on a $1bn offshore newbuilding deal.
  • Swiber to consolidate
    Swiber Holdings has proposed a share consolidation program in a bid to maintain compliance with local listing requirements.
  • Genco approved for NYSE return
    Genco Shipping & Trading won approval to trade on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).

American Shipperweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • Commerce reports help U.S. exporters find markets
  • ITC: Chinese tire imports harm domestic producers
  • AA expands Atlanta cargo operation
  • CHM Maritime expands Mexico barge operation
  • Swissport steps up services at Austria's Graz Airport
  • FMC reviews 19 OTI license applications
  • Executive Moves: Duluth Seaway Port Authority, Port of Long Beach and TIACA
  • House leaders propose 6-month extension for transport programs
  • UPS adds LCL rail option from China to Europe
  • Antwerp port seeks LNG barge bunkering facility
  • DHL launches new LTL cross-border transportation service
  • Lakes' cargo shipments down in first half of 2015
  • June container volumes down 1% in Oakland
  • CargoSmart releases new free sailing schedule database
  • K + N profits grow in first half 2015
  • Major water main breaks at Port New York/New Jersey
  • ATA: Driver turnover declines sharply in Q1 2015

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 15, 2015
  • Appeal lodged in OW bunker bill case
    Shipping company backed by UK Defence Club.
  • Shipping missing out on efficiency gains
    $200 billion in potential savings, report finds.
  • Singapore shipping minister to address London event
    Other events focus on marine fuels including IBIA forum on September 9.
  • Efficiency tops Neste's agenda
    It's about a culture change in shipping, says operations manager.
  • HK: Low sulphur talks with PRD ports 'very positive'
    Move to promote use of low-sulphur fuels at nearby ports in progress.
  • Bomin subsidiary expands physical operations at Rostock
    Charters bunker tanker on the back of increased demand, says firm.
  • South Korea eyes growing LNG bunkering market
    Expects use of LNG as a marine fuel to increase in Europe and China.
  • South Korea on LNG bunkering, dual-fuel newbuilding drive
    Expects use of LNG as a marine fuel to quickly grow in Europe and China.
  • Singapore ferry operator buys bunker-saving quartet
    New vessel design claims 'substantial fuel savings' alongside increased speed and capacity.
  • Chimbusco: Domestic bunkering industry moving forward
    Oil committee outlines two objectives for the second half of 2015.
  • Petrotrin bunker staff layoffs under spotlight
    Trade union questions company's intent to sell bunker operations.
  • LR to class Dutch dual-fuel ferry
    Vessel will run on diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG).
  • Analysts: Iran deal may take months to impact oil market
    'Likely' sanctions will not be lifted until 2016.

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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
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ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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