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July 21, 2015
Sched Netweb site
JUNE 21, 2015
  • Rotterdam first half box volume up 1.6pc to 6 million TEU
  • Mega-alliances work for Antwerp as Far East boxes rocket 28.2pc
  • Port of Dunkirk first half marked by more laden and fewer empties
  • US transport sector outlook stable, but faces challenges: Fitch
  • Hapag-Lloyd picks banks for planned IPO as rumours rife of NOL takeover
  • Egyptian authorities foil alleged Suez Canal plot to bomb the waterway
  • First Iranian ship sets sail for Asia with 2 million barrels of oil aboard
  • Expected termination of sanctions against Iran to add to global oil glut
  • Hour-long LA-LB truck turn times thing of past - 90 minutes is new normal
  • Schenker unit fined while K+N gets off despite colluding in rail cartel
  • Marine insurers hit by mega claims, expect new regulations to cause more
  • American discount chain Dollar Tree to build big DC at Charleston
  • CMA CGM adds 2 ships, 6 European Med ports to EURAF 4 West African loop
  • Canadian National tells shareholders to shun TRC Capital's 'mini-tender offer'
  • China beef bans, duties mean big money in meat smuggling despite crackdown
  • Alaska to hold August Arctic shipping meeting in Anchorage
  • Worldwide Flight Services to buy 51pc of Fraport Cargo Services
  • Hainan's HNA Group looks to buy Swissport International from PE firm
  • Delta quarterly profit up 22pc to US$1 billion on flat sales of US$10.7 billion
  • Blue Dart plans to buy 6th aircraft to increase cargo capacity

Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • GIFT City may establish first maritime finance centre
  • Liberian Registry selected as finalist for Lloyd's List innovation award
  • Simatech takes delivery of mega feeder vessel
  • SIPG wins bid for concession of port of Haifa's new terminal operations for 25 years from 2021
  • Govt shortlists four private shipyards to build next indigenous aircraft carrier
  • Indian rail port co. to be set up for last-mile connectivity
  • Iran offers India bigger role in strategic port
  • Kandla Port Trust's Gandhidham-Tuna-Tekra rail line inaugurated
  • TN govt hold parleys with Addl Shipping Secy for implementation of Sagarmala project
  • 3M to increase investment in India, make export hub
  • ADB projects India's economic growth at 7.8 pc for 2015-16
  • CCEA approves infra projects
  • Forex reserves down by $ 156.90 m to $ 354.36 bn
  • INR ends weak against dollar
  • Lifting of sanction on Iran may encourage auto component exports
  • Reliance to make additional investment of INR 5K cr. in Pipavav Defence

IHS Maritimeweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • US warns LNG exports at risk
    America's promised bounty of LNG exports could be at risk if ship channels aren't properly maintained, a government official has warned. Melanie Kenderdine, director of the Office of Energy Policy and Systems Analysis at the US Department of Energy (DoE), said government budget constraints are
  • Colombo Port to get cruise terminal
    Sri Lanka Ports Authority has decided to convert the Bandaranaike Quay (BQ) in Colombo Port into a fully-fledged cruise terminal to cater to growing post-war cruise ship calls, chairman Lakdas Panagoda told a Ceylon Chamber of Commerce forum. The BQ is now used as a breakbulk terminal. Part of the
  • Scorpio sells Dorian stake
    NYSE-listed Scorpio Tankers has agreed to sell six million shares of Dorian LPG to a subsidiary of the BW Group. BW will pay USD15.34/share, a 6.24% discount to Dorian's closing price of USD16.39 on 17 July. Scorpio Tankers will garner USD92.04 million in gross proceeds from the sale and will still
  • London Gateway opens logistics park
    The common user facility, the first building constructed by London Gateway operator DP World as the anchor for its logistics park, was opened on 20 July by UK transport minister for shipping Robert Goodwill. London Gateway deepsea container terminal on the lower Thames began operations in Q1 2014
  • Wärtsilä to cut 600 jobs
    Finnish engine maker Wärtsilä is to cut 600 jobs in its new Marine Solutions business unit. The jobs will be lost across the entire business, with 7,217 currently employed globally in Marine Solutions. The company's home country of Finland has had 160 jobs earmarked for loss. Wärtsilä said the
  • Libya claims attack on two ships, sinking one
    Libya's internationally-recognised government has claimed its warplanes have sunk one vessel and attacked another close to the coast of Benghazi. An air force spokesman was quoted as saying that the vessel was sunk "because it had loaded fighters, weapons and ammunition to support terrorism in the
  • Harim Group chairman takes over reins at Pan Ocean
    Harim Group's chairman, Kim Hong-guk, has been named as co-CEO of bulker outfit Pan Ocean. The move follows the South Korean poultry processor's acquisition of Pan Ocean with private equity firm JKL Partners. Pan Ocean said in a Korea Exchange filing on 20 July that STX Corporation's former CEO
  • Chandris Group books another LNG carrier at DSME
    Greek ship owner Chandris has exercised an option for another LNG carrier at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). DSME said on 20 July that Chandris signed for another 173,400 m³ LNG carrier to service a joint venture the Greek company has with Japan's 'K' Line. The ship, to be fitted
  • Shipyards in Jiangsu receives 86.8% fewer new orders in 1H15
    Shipyards in Jiangsu, China's largest shipbuilding province, received 1.93 million dwt in new orders the first half of 2015, slumping 86.8% year-on-year, showed data released by the local government. Newbuilding output in Jiangsu for 1H15 amounted to 8.46 million dwt, and the order book held by
  • Sainty Marine calls off NMHI takeover bid
    Shenzhen-listed Sainty Marine has called a halt to its plan to take over insolvent Nantong Mingde Heavy Industry (NMHI) due to lack of funds. After repeated studies, Sainty Marine had found it was unable to allocate funds to continue to support the restructuring of NMHI, a stock filing of the
  • Hyundai HI and KIOST develop sea weather forecasting system
    Hyundai Heavy Industries, the world's biggest shipbuilder, said on 20 July that it has developed a sea weather forecasting system with Korea Institute of Ocean Science & Technology. The system will facilitate the arrangement of sea trials for the ships built at HHI's Ulsan yard. The system will
  • Hong Kong hits 12 months of falling volumes
    Hong Kong port reached a dismal milestone in June, posting its 12th consecutive monthly decline in throughput for the first time, handling just shy of 13% fewer containers than in the same month last year. The port handled 1.7 million TEU in June, down from 1.97 million TEU in the same month in
  • Japan ship orders up 38% in June
    Orders at Japanese shipyards went up in June 2015, as ship owners rushed to build ships that would comply with the International Maritime Organization's new standards that will take effect from 1 July 2016. Figures from the Japan Ship Exporters' Association (JSEA) showed its member shipyards
  • Vallianz secures charter extensions
    Singapore-based offshore oilfield service provider Vallianz Holdings said on 20 July that has won extensions of existing charter contracts that are worth up to USD458 million. The contracts are for 15 anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels and four platform supply vessels (PSVs) that are
  • NOL: No definite sale yet
    Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines has said that it has neither decided on selling itself nor made any agreement with a potential buyer. In a filing to the Singapore Exchange just before midnight on 19 July, NOL said, "The company is focused on returning its core liner business to sustainable growth
  • Australia-China FTA could be scrapped
    The Australia-China Free Trade Agreement (ChAFTA) could unravel this week, as Australian unions intensify the attack on a key clause. In response, China has threatened to retaliate by requiring changes to a deal that has taken 10 years of negotiations. Unions have taken umbrage to a provision
  • China Oilfield Services branch to raise $3.5 billion
    Shanghai-listed China Oilfield Services (CSCL) announced on 20 July that its subsidiary COSL Singapore Capital will issue Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN) to raise USD3.5 billion from professional investors. Notes issued under the EMTN Programme may be denominated in any currency, stated the company
  • UK P&I cautions on nickel ore liquefaction
    The UK P&I Club has issued an advisory about the liquefaction risks of nickel ore cargos, after a bulker belonging to one of its members listed on 15 July. The club was referring to Malaysian Bulk Carriers' Supramax bulker Alam Manis, which listed three days after loading nickel ore in Surigao,

The Loadstarweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • ABC still interested if AF-KLM wanted to sell Martinair - 'a sin if it disappeared'
  • Boost for VICTT, but Indian ports need upgrades to cope with increasing traffic
  • Analysis: Brookfield offer for Asciano may not 'be in Australia's national interests'

Marine Logweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • LR partners with Penn Oak to help make LNG retrofits happen
  • LNG ship for tomorrow could be ordered today
  • LCS 9 launched at Marinette Marine shipyard
  • P&I Club warns on continued low sulfur fuel concerns
  • Genting pulls out all stops at Crystal Cruises

World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • Puget Sound gateway see rise in June box numbers
  • Sea-Tac Airport breaks record for June passenger numbers
  • Crowley boosts LNG business with new 40-foot ISO tanks
  • Department of Commerce grant set for Port Angeles composite center
  • New commanding officer for Seattle Coast Guard Base

Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • We've been watching all major growth paths, says BW LPG boss
    BW LPG has five weeks to buy 10% of Dorian LPG from BW Euroholdings
  • Economou inks four aframax newbuildings with Jiangsu Hantong
    Deal with yard includes two options and adds to owner's major tanker spree in recent months
  • VLGC spot rates dip on relets
    No risk of freight market collapse
  • Tough road ahead for China's small and medium-sized shipowners
    Owners' association could face revolt as smaller players consider forming breakaway group
  • Never again, promise technical experts after MOL Comfort casualty
    Top class societies bring in new rules to ensure containerships of the future are able to withstand more extreme weather and load conditions
  • Epic Gas to open $120m credit line
    Singapore-based specialist in pressurised LPG sector to use newbuilding orderbook as security
  • Suezmax sales reveal rising values
    Opportunities mount for sellers able to secure a willing buyer
  • Ship reportedly sunk by Libyan airstrike
    Second vessel subjected to attack on Sunday
  • NOL says no decision yet on sale
    Share price of Singapore-based box carrier rises 7% in to day's session
  • Chandris returns to DSME for a second LNG carrier
    Greek owner teams up with K Line to operate 173,400 cu m ship
  • Scorpio Tankers sells 10% of Dorian LPG to BW
    Emanuele Lauro-chaired owner continues to cash in red-hot sector to focus on product tankers
  • Data Hub: World Fleet Update
    Cosco lines up for 20,000 teu vessels as Maersk adds nine 14,00 teu ships
  • Passages to India
    The complicated business of a government effort to bring LNG shipbuilding knowhow to India's shores
  • Design for the unexpected
    Solutions are required to make maritime equipment less vulnerable to forced entry

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • Atomic Transport strikes 2-year deal with Ecolibrium Solar for FTL
    Chicago, IL - Atomic Transport and Ecolibrium Solar are excited to announce their two-year commitment to doing business together. Throughout the past year, Atomic Transport has proven to Ecolibrium Solar that this will be a worthwhile partnership by continuing to delivery top-notch transportation solutions. Logan Stillwell, the customer specialist at...
  • East Coast ports lead the pack in US import growth
    U.S East Coast ports took eight spots on a list of top 10 fastest-growing major U.S. ports in the first half of 2015, edging out all but two of their West Coast counterparts. It's a testament not only to the booming U.S. import market and the investments Atlantic ports have made...
  • Pacific Merchant Shipping Association applauds Gov. Brown's executive order creation of an integrated freight plan
    John McLaurin, President of the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association (PMSA), issued the following statement in reaction to Gov. Jerry Brown's Executive Order B-32-15 issued today. The Executive Order requires the state to develop an integrated action plan by June 2016 that will increase the competitiveness of California's freight system while...
  • C.H. Robinson Introduces Freightview for Small and Midsized Businesses
    C.H. Robinson has introduced Freightview®, a neutral, cloud-based transportation management system (TMS) software platform which cuts the time and money small and midsized businesses (SMBs) spend on freight shipping by streamlining quoting, booking, tracking, and reporting. Freightview was created to provide an innovative and valuable communication tool to SMBs who remain...
  • DHL Global Forwarding launches U.S.-Mexico LTL trucking service
    As more international companies open shop in Mexico to serve both Latin American and U.S. markets, DHL Global Forwarding is working to ease complex cross-border transactions for shippers. The air and ocean freight arm of DHL last week launched Trans Border Connect, a service that helps shippers move less-than-truckload freight...
  • Globe Express Services appoints Poonam Datta as CCO
    Globe Express Services has announced the appointment of Poonam Datta as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). The industry expert will be responsible for developing the company's global commercial strategy and building a strong team to further expand its presence in the international market. An accomplished and experienced business leader,...
  • European shippers back FedEx purchase of TNT
    The European Shippers' Council adamantly opposed UPS' proposed takeover TNT Express, but the group has no qualms with FedEx buying the ailing parcel provider for $4.8 billion. In a survey of the council's members, 90 percent said they supported the merger, with most respondees saying they believe the deal would maintain...
  • FMC investigation could squelch ILWU chassis inspections
    A recently-launched Federal Maritime Commission Section 15 investigation of a terminal operators discussion agreement could have a chilling effect on the mandatory inspection of chassis by International Longshore and Warehouse Union mechanics at West Coast ports. The provision in the new ILWU contract mandating safety inspections of chassis before they are...
  • Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM raise rates on growing Middle East-East Asia lane
    Port of Jebel Ali, DubaiHapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM have implemented general rate increases on cargo bound for the Middle East from East Asia, as trade is forecast to build modestly. Both increases apply to Persian Gulf ports and will take effect August 1. Hapag-Lloyd's $200 per twenty-foot-equivalent unit increase excludes Japan,...
  • Daggett: ILA ready to talk, but no 'backtracking'
    Workers unloading a ship at Port of Jacksonville. Source: JaxportSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - International Longshoremen's Association President Harold Daggett promised ILA convention delegates that any long-term contract extension will protect past union gains. "Let's make it clear the ILA has no intention of backtracking on any of these hard-won gains if...
  • Adani Ports powers forward on Vizhinjam deep-sea port
    Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone is betting big on the much-awaited Vizhinjam International Container Transshipment Terminal project, a deep-water, green-field site in India's southern state of Kerala. Within days of it being selected to build and operate the planned facility on a 40-year concession, the country's largest private infrastructure developer...
  • Trans-Pacific shippers pushing back peak season
    With the return of a semblance of normalcy to the trade, some beneficial cargo owners aren't shipping their holiday season shipments as early this year as they did in 2014, when they sought to beat West Coast labor disruptions. The peak season has traditionally started in July, but many BCOs...
  • Antwerp container volume growth double Rotterdam's
    Port of AntwerpLONDON - The battle for market share between Europe's top two container ports is intensifying with second-ranked Antwerp's traffic growing more than two and half-times faster than Rotterdam's in the first half of the year. Antwerp grew volume by 9.5 percent to 4.84 million 20-foot-equivalent units while Rotterdam trailed...
  • Trans-Pacific shippers back to thinking about supply, demand and timing
    With the return of a semblance of normalcy to the trade, some beneficial cargo owners aren't shipping their holiday season shipments as early this year as they did in 2014, when they sought to beat West Coast labor disruptions. The peak season has traditionally started in July, but many BCOs...
  • Shreyas Shipping fleet grows by two, more to come
    Shreyas Shipping and Logistics last week said it took delivery of two more container ships that make it the largest Indian short-sea ship operator in terms of fleet size. The company took delivery of the SSL Bharat, which has a capacity of 2,959 twenty-foot-equivalent units, at Jebel Ali, United Arab Emirates,...
  • No quick return for Iran trade after nuclear deal, Drewry says
    Iran's port of Shahid Rajaee, formerly known as Bandar Abbas, handles 90 percent of the country's container traffic.HONG KONG - The nuclear deal reached with Iran has placed container trade back on the radar of carriers, but with all the hoops for the country still to jump through, it could...
  • No decision yet on sale, NOL says
    HONG KONG - A notice to the Singapore Exchange by Neptune Orient Lines stating that it had not decided to sell has hardly closed the door on the topic.NOL told investors today that it had not entered into any sale agreement following reports last week that its majority shareholder, Temasek,...
  • No quick return for Iran trade after nuclear deal, Drewry says
    Iran's port of Shahid Rajaee, formerly known as Bandar Abbas, handles 90 percent of the country's container traffic.HONG KONG - The nuclear deal reached with Iran has placed container trade back on the radar of carriers, but with all the hoops for the country still to jump through, it could...
  • No decision yet on sale, NOL says
    HONG KONG - A notice to the Singapore Exchange by Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) stating that it had not decided to sell has hardly closed the door on the topic.NOL told investors today that it had not entered into any sale agreement following reports last week that its majority shareholder,...
  • Foreign carriers keep pressure on China to relax cabotage
    Port of ShenzhenHONG KONG - Calls for an end to China's cabotage laws have been growing with Maersk Line one of the loudest voices requesting restrictions on foreign carriers operating in the domestic markets be relaxedForeign carriers, led by Maersk Line, as well as major Chinese ports have been actively...

TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • Drunk master pleads guilty
    The master of an Italian chemical tanker has pleaded guilty in the UK to being drunk while in charge of the ship.
  • LR forges LNG team
    Lloyd's Register (LR) has joined forces with Arizona's Penn Oak Energy to help shipowners raise capital to retrofit ships to run on LNG.
  • Waterway shut after fire
    The Gulf Intracoastal Waterway is closed near Houston after a tug-and-barge collision sparked a fire overnight.
  • BW investment 'welcome'
    John Hadjipateras has welcomed the arrival of Andreas Sohmen Pao's BW Group as a major investor in New York-listed Dorian LPG.
  • Seamec in $3.8m claim
    Seamec of India has filed a claim of $3.82m against a Dubai-headquartered company over unpaid charter fees.
  • Genting eyes profit surge
    Malaysian cruiseship group Genting has forecast a massive increase in first-half profit after selling stock in Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL).
  • Dreyfus does grain deal
    Louis Dreyfus Commodities has revealed plans to ship grain from a newly acquired terminal in Russia.
  • Dry glass half full
    Capesize rates continued to power the dry cargo market to new 2015 highs on Monday with stocks responding to the mini-rally in the sector.
  • Wilson keeps selling
    Wilson has kept disposing of ageing tonnage with the latest sale of a multi-purpose vessel, the second such move in three days.
  • Barge goes up in flames
    Two barges have collided in the Houston Channel, causing a fire on one of them.
  • Frontera wins LNG work
    US-based Frontera Resources has won a deal to build a new LNG terminal for gas shipments in Ukraine.
  • Gener8 IPO pot grows
    Gener8 Maritime has seen its initial public offering haul raise to $236.3m after underwriters took most, but not all, of the shares available to them.
  • MSC boosts bunker charge
    Italian-controlled container line MSC is slapping extra bunker surcharges on cargo moving between Europe and South America.
  • Sinokor nets box cash
    Sinokor has secured financing from Investec and Blue Sky Intermodal to buy over 10,000 containers.
  • Seafarer dies on tanker
    An Indian crewman has died on an Italian tanker off the coast of France.
  • State steps in
    The Lithuanian government has stepped in to help crews on arrested Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) bulkers.
  • LNGreen ready to go
    A consortium of shipping industry players has completed the design of a state-of-the-art LNG carrier.
  • JP Morgan: 'cycle has legs'
    Bank boosts tanker rates view and upgrades both DHT Holdings and Scorpio Tankers.
  • Fugro wins tunnel work
    Dutch offshore owner to carry out study into Europe's biggest infrastructure project.
  • SSY in 5TC breakthrough
    SSY Futures has completed the first long term capesize 5TC FFA contract in what is seen as a breakthrough deal.
  • Rotterdam on the rise
    Major European port rides higher volumes to improved net profit for the first half.
  • Polarcus into Africa
    Middle East owner Polarcus has won a new 1,500-square-metre seismic survey job off The Gambia in Africa.
  • Green giant
    Jefferies has placed a buy rating on newly listed Gener8 Maritime amid expectations of a huge hike in profit this year and the promise of savings from its newbuildings.
  • GE eyes fundraiser
    Indian bulker and tanker owner Great Eastern Shipping is seeking to raise INR 5bn ($78.69m) through a securities sale.
  • Crystal orders trio
    Genting-controlled Crystal Cruises is ordering three new cruiseships as its new Malaysian parent seeks to expand the business.
  • Epic funds seven in Japan
    Epic Gas is set to complete the financing of seven newbuildings under construction in Japan.
  • Chandris adds LNGC
    Greece's Chandris has declared an option for a second eco-LNG carrier at DSME in Korea.
  • Vallianz extends 19 OSVs
    Singapore OSV player now has order backlog worth close to $1bn following latest deal.
  • NOL future still unclear
    Neptune Orient Line's (NOL) future ownership remains unclear after it issued a less than categorical denial that it was up for sale.
  • BW buys Dorian stake
    BW Group has emerged as a significant shareholder in Dorian LPG, according to disclosures made on Monday.
  • Stena ro-ro in tanker smash
    Ferry sustains damage to portside in early morning collision, but no reports of pollution.
  • Hapag goes it alone
    Hapag Lloyd is set to go it alone on the Northern Europe to West Africa route after its joint service partner withdrew from the service.

American Shipperweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • Port of Dunkirk's YTD traffic surpasses 2014 level
  • Labor Secretary Perez: Companies that misclassify workers are 'cheating' the system
  • GRI roundup: Maersk Line, MSC, CMA CGM, COSCO and MOL
  • WTO expands Information Technology Agreement
  • AMAC Logistics using MacroPoint with Aljex TMS
  • Diamond company to use Descartes for import documentation
  • MatchBack Systems release update to street turn solution
  • Air cargo on edge of seat
  • All-in at TraPac
  • China, plus one: From textiles to microchips
  • Commentary: Worker misclassification debate crosses industries
  • Commentary: Avoiding 'Fly By Night' truck capacity preparations
  • Marseille Fos Port reports increased throughput in first half 2015
  • NTSB: 747 freighter crash due to improperly loaded military vehicles
  • Port of Antwerp sees growth in freight volumes
  • FMC reviews 11 OTI license applications
  • Setting the benchmark
  • 2020 vision for bunker
  • BNSF crude oil train derails in Montana
  • Too many Florida container ports?
  • Modal shift for performance gains

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 20, 2015
  • LR, Penn Oak partner to help shipowners with LNG retrofits
    Aim to help companies raise capital for conversion projects.
  • GTT to supply LNG carrier's containment system
    Vessel is scheduled for delivery in 2020.
  • Dry bulk operator's 'entire fleet has been detained'
    Lithuanian Shipping Company 'close to collapse'.
  • MSC raises bunker surcharges
    On Europe to South American routes.
  • Chandris opts for second gas-fuelled carrier
    LNG carrier to be built in Korea.
  • Russian terminal wins new bunker client
    Zim switches to Slavyanka terminal in bid to cut costs and improve turnaround times.
  • Analyst gives tanker owner good report
    Eco fleet efficiency contributes to upbeat assessment.
  • New operation sells 4,000 mt of product in less than a month
    Lanka IOC sets target for Trincomalee.
  • Walking a tightrope blindfolded
    Even for bunker players with years of experience the market is an unpredictable and unforgiving place.
  • Gothenburg ship collision: Pollution fears
    But leaks not ruled out.
  • City authorities take closer look at bunker quality
    Compliance checks conducted in Chinese city of Shishi this month.
  • Russian port sees growth in bunker demand
    H1 marine fuel sales volume strengthened.
  • The Global Cap
    The question is not when it will be introduced, but if it can be enforced.
  • Chinese city tightens bunker quality control efforts
    Compliance checks conducted this month.
  • Data confirms vessel was 'responsible' for Vancouver bunker spill
    Team examined more than 100 hydro carbons from the oil.
  • Lawyer extols 'ship arrest-friendly jurisdiction'
    'Judges can be approached with a ship arrest application outside normal working hours and during weekends.'
  • Australian oil slick: Ships suspected as possible leak source
    'We know the ships that went past the area,' official says.
  • European ECA compliance monitoring pilot underway
    Project aimed at assessing tools for long term strategy to target sulphur cheats.
  • China: JV to build inland LNG refuelling stations
    Company also looking to develop 'clean energy propulsion technologies'.
  • Iranian oil's global debut remains 'far from certain'
    Several 'potential roadblocks' may get in the way.
  • Shell: Oil price recovery could take 'several years'
    Due to 'persistent global oversupply and receding Chinese demand growth'.

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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
SAILING LIST
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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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