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13:49 GMT+2
July 31, 2015
Sched Netweb site
  • Maersk group eyes Piraeus and Thessaloniki ports in Greek fire sale
  • OOCL's early distant warning: Verifiable box weights a must in 11 months
  • Government makes start on port woes, but not nearly enough: HAFFA
  • China's live fire drills in South China Sea stoke fears among neighbours
  • Singapore's Senat Shipping US charges in North Korean ship deal
  • Abu Dhabi Terminals at Khalifa Port lift 3 million TEU after 3 years
  • Matson to post US$11.4 million special loss for Honolulu molasses spill
  • US Senate votes for Ex-Im Bank, but opposition lingers in the House
  • NYK car carrier rescues 336 from vessel in Mediterranean Sea
  • India's Mumbai port opens first private, offshore box/ro-ro facility
  • US$2 billon 1,000 hectare port with logistics zone seeks FDI in Algeria
  • Wal-Mart buys out Yihaodian e-tailer with Beijing's blessing
  • LAX cargo up 4pc in June, but 11pc year to date due to docker strife
  • IAG Cargo and Finnair share networks in freighter sharing deal
  • Changi Airport sees flat air freight volumes in June at 151,300 tonnes

Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Allcargo Logistics expands senior leadership team
  • Deutsche Bahn in 'extensive restructuring program'
  • FIATA award boosts young freight forwarders
  • MOL receives Vessel Speed Reduction award & Green Flag award from Los Angeles & Long Beach ports
  • Cheap imports from China hurt domestic steel industry
  • KIOCL to export 2 mt of high-quality iron ore pellets to Iran
  • Chilean delegation visits JN Port
  • JBS Academy hosts interactive session on port policy & concessions
  • Minister highlights freight marketing schemes of Railways
  • Cenvat credit alert
  • Govt urged to boost Coimbatore's economic potential

International Transport Journalweb site
  • Unveiling seventh African freighter destination
  • French following in Todd's footsteps
  • Boxes on time
  • No long and winding road between Salzburg and Iran
  • Firm step up career ladder
  • A smooth blend of...results not whisky
  • Another cargo pact grows carriers' networks
  • Plugging Pakistan into global economy
  • New guidelines on migrant rescue
  • All-cargo carrier building up new flight ops team
  • Farming equipment from China to Georgia
  • Dnata deepening footprint in Europe
  • Maritime capacity crunch in sight
  • Loan secures rail reform programme
  • New force for M&M
  • Financial health check for Indonesian carriers
  • New networks on the move
  • Radical restructuring after profit collapse
  • Rosy prospects for mergers and acquisitions
  • Delving ever deeper into oil reserves
  • Sweeping changes at DB
  • Biggest single B767F order to come

IHS Maritimeweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • India steps up support to cruise shipping
    India has stepped up financial assistance to ports for upgrading cruise terminal facilities, shipping minister Pon Radhakrishnan has told Parliament. The tourism ministry disburses cash grants to upgrading cruise related infrastructure that includes facilitating smooth operation of cruise liners
  • Matson settles molasses spill case
    US-based box carrier Matson has terminated its molasses operations in Honolulu as part of a settlement stemming from a 2013 spill in Honolulu Harbour. The settlement with the state of Hawaii, announced 29 July, includes an agreement to pay USD5.9 million to compensate for damaged coral, lost fish,
  • Spain's Navantia yard lands four Suezmax orders
    Spanish naval shipbuilder Navantia has landed an order for four Suezmax tankers with two others on option from Spain's Ibaizabal group. Navantia, which had its civil shipbuilding and repair activity capped at 20% of revenues until the end of last year on the orders of the European Commission, will
  • Pacific Basin returns to profit
    Hong Kong-listed Pacific Basin Shipping recorded a profit of USD5.8 million in the first six months of 2015, due to unrealised derivative income. Excluding one-off items, the company's loss narrowed 32% year on year to USD14.6 million for the same period due to a decrease in its dry bulk revenue, a
  • Arctic raise 2015 VLCC earnings forecast 17%
    Arctic Securities in Oslo have raised their earnings forecast for VLCC tankers in 2015 to USD58,500 per day from USD50,000, shipping analysts Erik Nikolai Stavseth and Kurt Waldeland said. "We fail to see many clouds on the crude tanker skies for 2015 (the biggest risk being a compression in
  • Analysts upbeat about DHT after interim results
    Shipping analysts in Norway have greeted 2Q15 interim results of DHT Holding, the US listed tanker owner that is managed from Norway, with enthusiasm. Nicolay Dyvik, Petter Haugen and Oyvind Berle, shipping analysts at DNB Markets said that DHT has seen significant growth and we argue that the
  • Euronav sees positive tanker trend continuing into 2016
    Antwerp-based tanker operator Euronav has announced solid quarterly profits for the second time this year and says that it expects to benefit from current positive market trends until well into 2016. The company improved on its first quarter profits of USD80.86 million - its best since 3Q08 - with
  • NOL earns USD890 million in 2Q15
    On 30 July Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines reported net profits of USD890 million for 2Q15, reversing a USD54 million loss for 2Q14. The earnings were largely due to the USD887 million gain from selling APL Logistics on 29 May. The supply chain management arm was sold to Japan's Kintetsu World
  • Subsea 7 warns of more pain ahead as profit falls
    Subsea 7, the London based seabed to surface construction company, has warned of further challenges ahead and reported a sharp reduction in interim profits. Group net profit in 2Q15 fell to USD88 million from USD266 million in the same period last year, while revenue decreased to USD1.35 billion
  • Ponant cruise company to be taken over by Pinault group
    Artémis, holding company of France's Pinault family, has announced that it is to acquire Marseilles-based luxury small cruise ship operator Ponant. Already the owner of auction house Christie's and other luxury brands, Artemis said that it had engaged in exclusive talks with a view to acquiring
  • Pan Ocean incurs net loss for 2Q
    An early repayment of debt resulted in South Korean bulker outfit Pan Ocean incurring a net loss for the second quarter of 2015. Pan Ocean went into receivership in June 2013 after incurring more than USD5.00 billion of debt. It has completed rehabilitation procedures after a consortium comprising
  • New chief for Busan Port Authority
    Woo Ye-jong has been appointed as the new president of Busan Port Authority. From 31 July, Woo, 56, will begin his new appointment, succeeding Lim Ki-tack who has been elected as the International Maritime Organisation's next secretary-general. In announcing Woo's appointment, South Korea's
  • VLGC rates cool as more tonnage enters market
    Rates to ship LPG on very large gas carriers (VLGCs) continue to soften. After reaching a 2015 high of USD137.938/tonne on 15 July, rates averaged USD115.875/tonne on 29 July, working out to USD117,540 in daily earnings at current bunker prices in Fujairah. A Singapore-based broker told IHS
  • CSCL orders eight 13,500 teu box ships
    China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) has placed orders for eight 13,500 teu container ships at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding. The total cost of the newbuilds amounted to USD934.4 million, a stock filing of CSCL said on 29 July. They are scheduled for delivery from April 2018 to December
  • Samsung HI and DSME face tough times
    Analysts have cautioned against buying the stocks of Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) and Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME), after both shipbuilders posted massive losses in the second quarter of 2015. On 29 July, SHI announced KRW1.15 trillion (USD987.14 million) loss for the second
  • Wreckage found off Madagascar could be from MH370
    Some 4,000 km from the official search zone off Australia's west coast, aircraft experts are currently examining aircraft wreckage believed to be that of the missing MH370 Boeing 777. The 2 m aircraft wing piece discovered on the French island of La Réunion off Madagascar is also approximately
  • Cash buyer believes ship recycling market bottoming out
    The CEO of Singapore-based cash buyer Wirana Shipping Corporation told IHS Maritime that he believes scrap prices of ships cannot fall any further and that the market should stabilise in August. Rakesh Khetan said, "It is a blood bath right now and prices are unlikely to drop further." Many yards
  • Shanghai Shipping Exchange launches two indices on Belt and Road initiative
    The Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) launched on 29 July two indices to track the trade volume and freights along the Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st Century Maritime Silk Road (Belt and Road), which were initiated by China. One of the indices, the Belt and Road Freight Trade Index (SRFTI), is
  • DP World-Toll JV to streamline container handling
    A new joint venture (JV) between DP World and Toll Logistics in Sydney, Australia could provide a container shuttle out of Port Botany and slash exports of empty boxes. The proposed 50/50 JV between Australia's biggest freight and logistics provider and its biggest stevedore announced this week

The Loadstarweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • APL container line sails back into the black with a surprise $3m quarterly profit
  • Amazon launches drone conversation with proposals for air traffic controls
  • CH Robinson feels the Freightquote effect as LTL acquisition gives Q2 profits a boost
  • Carriers swift to join global players eyeing the trade potential in a sanction-free Iran
  • B2C and returns logistics the drivers of healthy growth for UK-based Clipper
  • Schneider fights back against cargo theft with holistic, layered approach

Marine Logweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • LR now certifying small Caribbean commercial ships
  • Bahamas Defence Force RoRo launched in Vietnam
  • Bollinger delivers FRC Heriberto Hernandez
  • ClassNK release guidelines for CNG carriers
  • MARAD chips in $500,000 for fuel cell powered ferry study
  • Huntington Ingalls awarded $20.5 million for Nimitz works
  • Kirby gets what it expected

World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Matson reaches settlement over Honolulu molasses spill
  • DHS announces funding for 2015 preparedness grants
  • "K" Line teaming with Chandris for pair of new LNG carriers
  • Port of Tacoma recognized with distinguished budget honor
  • US rail freight traffic count slows down during week

Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Trend spotter: rising tanker company shares
    Company results are bullish and, thus far, tanker company share prices are up, after lagging behind booming freight market
  • Thenamaris doubles LPG orderbook at Hyundai Mipo
    Latest contract is for up to four gas carriers
  • Oil products lift Rotterdam throughput
    Container throughput growth subdued at 3.7%
  • Poseidon Containers aborts IPO bid
    Technomar- and Kelso-backed company tipped to return another time after pricing disappoints
  • Diana Containerships acquires two Synergy-linked boxships for $76m
    Greece-based owner stays in the black in second quarter
  • Capital Product boosts profits and payouts
    Better tanker market contributes $2m in profit-sharing to owner's bottom line
  • GasLog Partners proposes 10% distribution hike after strong growth
    Profits leap in second quarter as acquisitions contribute to earnings
  • Aden port now confined to aid vessels
    But Libyan government regains control of Derna, according to MAST
  • China Cosco expects $306m profit in first half
    Flagship unit still suffers losses excluding Beijing's subsidies
  • D'Amico's tankers reap benefits of new refinery capacity
    Milan-listed product tanker owner saw its spot vessels average $19,533 per day in second quarter
  • NOL confirms sale option still open
    Singapore line scrapes into black in second quarter
  • Nanjing Tanker posts $43 first half profit
    Strong tanker market and successful debt restructuring aid improvement
  • Matson settles with Hawaii
    Matson will pay $5.9m to the state as compensation for damaged coral and lost fish
  • Euronav hits $92m profit
    Daily spot earnings for the company's VLCCs came in at $55,570, up significantly from $21,464
  • Gerry Wang sticks to tough demands for 18,000 teu vessels
    Seaspan holds firm on requirements for charters of at least 15 years for ultra large boxships

The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Port of Miami keeps West Coast diversions to boost volume by double-digits
    The Port of Miami posted double-digit container volume growth in June, a testament to the port's concerted effort to boost organic growth and preserve business diverted from the U.S. West Coast during the port congestion crisis in late 2014 and early 2015. Miami container volumes jumped 16.3 percent year-over-year to 85,322...
  • Profit dips at Con-way as driver pay rises, surcharge revenue drops
    Higher costs and lower tonnage outstripped Con-way's ability to raise rates in the second-quarter, lowering revenue and profit at both of the $5.8 billion company's trucking subsidiaries. The reduction in profitability will place more emphasis on ongoing efforts to bring pricing and costs into balance at Con-way Freight, the second-largest U.S....
  • MOL to launch Laem Cabang-Bangkok container barge service
    SahaThai terminal.Mitsui OSK Lines this week said it is launching a barge terminal operation company in Bangkok aimed at moving goods more speedily and efficiently from Thailand's gateway port of Laem Chabang to the capital of Bangkok. Bangkok Barge Terminal Company will be a joint venture with local Thai company SahaThai...
  • US Congress to pass another highway bill stopgap
    WASHINGTON - U.S. lawmakers have cornered themselves into another stopgap measure to fund the nation's crumbling transportation infrastructure. The U.S. Senate Thursday passed legislation authorizing federal highway funds for another six years, just a day before funding is set to run out. With the House of Representatives already on recess, however,...
  • Celadon strategy pushes fiscal-year revenue to record high
    A successful acquisition strategy, the opening of new driver schools and expanded capacity drove Celadon Group's revenue to a historic high mark in the 2015 fiscal year ending June 30. The Indianapolis-based truckload carrier saw profit tumble 22.6 percent year-over-year in its fiscal fourth quarter, to $12 million. Nevertheless, net income...
  • Cargo operations help JAL post record profit
    Credit: Kentaro IemotoJapan Airlines Corp.'s revenue from cargo operations grew faster than overall revenue in the first quarter of fiscal 2015, helping the carrier's net profit surge 120.7 percent in the April-June quarter from the same three-month period last year to 32.6 billion yen ($263 million) on a consolidated basis. The...
  • Weak Asia-Europe rates force NOL to renegotiate shipper contacts
    Low Asia-Europe spot rates have forced NOL Group to renegotiate contract rates with some shippers. "We have seen enormous rate pressure in the Asia-Europe trade this year, as everyone knows, and that has had an impact on (beneficial cargo owner) rates we negotiated earlier this year," Kenneth Glenn, president of NOL...
  • Diana Containerships income edges up, buys two post-Panamax vessels
    LONDON - Diana Containerships, the Greek charter ship-owner, posted increased second-quarter net income of $891,000 against $633,000 a year ago. The NASDAQ-listed company simultaneously announced the acquisition of two 6,500 twenty-foot-equivalent unit container vessels for $76 million. Time charter revenue jumped to $17.3 million from $12.5 million in the second quarter of...
  • China's HNA buys Swissport, world's largest cargo handler, for $2.8 billion
    LONDON - China's HNA Group has agreed to acquire Swissport International, the world's largest airport ground and cargo handling company, from PAI Partners, a Paris-based private equity firm, for 2.73 billion Swiss francs ($2.8 billion). HNA, which is active in air cargo, logistics and container leasing both in China and abroad,...
  • China Shipping orders eight 13,500 TEU ships
    China Shipping Container Lines has placed orders for eight 13,500 twenty-foot-equivalent container ships at Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding, continuing the aggressive fleet expansion began last year. The total cost of the newbuilds, which will be deployed in the Asia-U.S. East Coast trade routes and are scheduled for delivery from April 2018...
  • East Coast builds on West Coast's problems
    Some of the most pivotal developments in U.S. container transportation, such as the first double-stack train in 1984 and the launch of the first post-Panamax vessel four years later (both APL innovations), helped fuel the rise of West Coast ports as the primary U.S. container gateways. Now we're witnessing another game-changing...
  • PSA Chennai terminal gains new intermodal service
    Officials inaugurating the new rail service at PSA Chennai.State-owned Container Corporation of India is expanding its intermodal services connecting the country's southeastern container ports, beginning its second rail service to a southeastern port in as many months. The logistics provider earlier this week kicked off a shuttle service from PSA International-operated...
  • Long Beach celebrates successes of green port program
    Ship-to-shore cranes arriving at Long Beach Container Terminal's near-zero emission Middle Harbor facility.Long Beach Container Terminal, which will open a terminal early next year the Port of Long Beach has billed as the world's greenest container terminal, received the Mayor's Green Port award Wednesday at ceremonies marking the 10th anniversary of...
  • Strong revenue lifts Blue Dart Express' first-quarter profit
    Blue Dart Express, India's leading air express and logistics service provider, posted a big jump in net earnings in the first fiscal quarter, as income from operations increased significantly, driven by new business strategies. The logistics provider saw its net profit soar 33.5 percent in the April-June period from a year...
  • As buyout rumors swirl, NOL posts $890 million 2Q profit
    LONDON - NOL Group swung to a net profit of $890 million in the second quarter from a $54 million loss a year ago, almost entirely due to the gain from the sale of APL Logistics to Japan's Kintetsu World Express. Stripping out the $887 million contribution from the deal, the...
  • Lufthansa Cargo's five-year winning streak ends with 2Q loss
    LONDON - Lufthansa Cargo's five-year winning streak ended abruptly in the second quarter as it slumped to a 68 million euros ($74.8 million) operating loss from a 20 million euro profit a year ago. Revenue increased, however, by 2.6 percent to 593 million euros and freight volume grew 1.8 percent to...
  • Piraeus port concession could reshape European supply chains
    While politicians wrangle over the Greek debt crisis and economists speculate on the lasting impact to the European and global economy, a decision on who controls a container quay miles away from Athens could reshape European supply chains. Although Cosco Pacific is expected to win the concession for a third container...
  • First Saudi private container terminal pressures rival Jeddah
    King Abdullah Port, Saudi ArabiaA revolution is quietly under way in Saudi Arabia's ports sector, as the first facility to be run outside government control attracts the world's leading shipping alliance, piling pressure on the kingdom's premier west coast port, Jeddah Islamic Port. King Abdullah Port, near Rabigh, is a technological...
  • Bahrain port awaits flood of volume tied to construction boom
    The control tower at Khalifa bin Salman Port, Bahrain.Officials at Khalifa bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain, predict a structural shift in the size of the Bahraini cargo market and forecast a dramatic increase in container throughput to 500,000 20-foot-equivalent units this year because of growth in government-led infrastructure and...
  • Roadrunner revenue outpaces fuel surcharge decline
    Multiple truckload and logistics acquisitions over the past year more than compensated for lower fuel surcharge intake at Roadrunner Transportation Systems, pushing total revenue up 12.5 percent in the second quarter to $517.9 million. The company's net profit increased 11.5 percent to $16.5 million, despite higher purchased transportation costs and...
  • Matson to spend $30 million on new containers, other equipment
    Matson plans to invest roughly $30 million in upgrades and new equipment into the new Alaska services it acquired from now-defunct Horizon Lines in May. Those upgrades, already planned by Horizon prior to the springtime acquisition, will be administered over the next three months, Matson said in a statement this week. The...

TradeWindsweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Ocean Rig drops dividend
    George Economou led Ocean Rig is suspending its quarterly dividend until the offshore drilling market improves.
  • Poseidon adventure delayed
    Poseidon Containers is delaying its $283m IPO in New York after encountering tepid investor interest at its target price point, finance sources tell TradeWinds this morning.
  • Diana splashes out $76m
    Two post panamax containership that were once part of the fleet of Nautilus Holdings are to be acquired by Diana Containerships.
  • Capital on the money
    Capital Product Partners raised its investor payout for the second successive quarter as it posted a profit in line with expectations.
  • Navios misses consensus
    Navios Maritime Partners has seen its profit slip in the second quarter as it fell short of analysts' expectations.
  • GasLog Partners trebles profit
    Profitability of GasLog Partners jumped through the second quarter mainly as a result of growth in the fleet.
  • CMES firms $448m Valemax deal
    Vale has concluded a $448m deal to sell four of its giant Valemax bulkers to Chinese owner China Merchants Energy Shipping Co.
  • DSME sues Songa for $855m
    DSME has filed a huge $855m complaint against Songa Offshore with the London Maritime Arbitrators Association (LMAA).
  • Suezmaxes next for Euronav?
    Euronav may switch its attention to the suezmax market having spent $1.7bn on VLCCs in the past 18 months, analysts say.
  • DIS toasts products rebound
    Marco Fiori predicted substantial profit this year for d'Amico International Shipping and its rivals after it reached the half way mark for 2015 with its best showing in seven years.
  • Sale sparks NOL profit
    Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines has booked a huge profit in the second quarter thanks to the sale of its supply chain management business.
  • Vale's exports delayed?
    An accident in a Mozambique port is putting obstacles in the way of coal exports by Brazilian mining company Vale.
  • PacBasin clings to profit
    Pacific Basin Shipping hung on to profit through the first half despite continuing tough times in the dry cargo market.
  • Subsea 7 wins BP contract
    Subsea 7 has penned a $500m contract with BP which will see two of its vessels conduct offshore installation work in Egypt.
  • Matson pays for molasses
    A spill of molasses in 2013 will cost Matson up to $15.4m according to a settlement reached between the company and the state of Hawaii.
  • Pan Ocean breaks free
    Pan Ocean has seen its application to exit rehabilitation approved by the Seoul central district court.
  • Hornbeck books strong Q2
    Hornbeck Offshore smashed Wall Street expectations with a strong second quarter performance.
  • Euronav in stellar Q2
    Euronav trumped Wall Street expectations during a second quarter in which it recorded a positive profit swing of more than $100m.
  • ISH sells PCTC, cuts outlook
    International Shipholding (ISH) revealed that it sold its oldest car carrier as it cut its 2015 outlook and reported a slimmer loss in the second quarter.

American Shipperweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Sale of APL Logistics boosts NOL profits
  • Con-way Inc. profits fall 18.1%
  • Roadrunner hits highs on TL, TMS
  • HNA Group to purchase Swissport
  • SeaLand, APL update Americas service
  • Transport United buys N.C. freight broker
  • TNT launches new flight
  • Aljex to integrate with 'super load board' 10-4
  • Old Dominion reports record Q2 revenues
  • House passes 3-month transportation patch

The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 30, 2015
  • Q2 profit down for WFS
    Gross profit drops to $190.4 million from $191.5 million in Q2 2014.
  • Firm launches new Fuel Quality Monitor system
    Portable field kit can 'accurately' determine density, particulate and water content in marine fuels.
  • Air bubble technology's efficiency proven in trials
    Fully optimised system should achieve net efficiency gains in excess of 5%, says marine tech firm Silverstream.
  • Raffles Bunkering exits Singapore marine fuels market
    After two and a half years of operations.
  • Vessel caught using HFO inside ECA
    But it was not the one that got the highest fine of nearly $37,000.
  • Pacific Basin back in profit
    Aided by derivatives gain and bunker asset sale.
  • Methanol overlooked as alternative bunker fuel
    But tighter emission rules could change that, says maritime commentator.
  • VPS: Majority of flash point off-specs in Europe
    Industry 'needs to be careful' due to violation of SOLAS convention, warns ExxonMobil spokesman.
  • Finnlines sees gains from fuel efficiency programme
    Shipping group posts bigger H1 profits, despite smaller revenues.
  • Bunker market to be 'unaffected' by Iranian fuel oil
    'The market has already priced in the fact that fuel oil is over supplied,' says Broker at FIS Dubai.
  • VPS: Majority of flash point off-specs at Europe
    Industry 'need to be careful' due to violation of SOLAS convention, says ExxonMobil spokesman.
  • Crude rises as US supplies drop
    Inventories fell 4.2 million barrels last week, DOE says.
  • USCG responds to oil sheen spotted in California
    Source and size of spill yet to be determined.

Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
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
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
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
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
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
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
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
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
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
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
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
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
"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
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
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.
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
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
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
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
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
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
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%
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
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
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
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
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
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
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.
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%
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in German ports increased by 5.2%
The overall volume of goods decreased by -1.1%
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
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
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
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.
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
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
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
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
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
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%
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
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
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
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
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
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
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
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
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
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
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
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
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
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in 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.
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
››› File
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
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
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
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
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
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
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
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
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
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
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
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
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
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
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
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
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
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
Report on work in liguri ports
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
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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