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December 7, 2022

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Exim India web site
DECEMBER 7, 2022
  • MSC's new India-West Med service to call Mundra & Nhava Sheva
  • Wharf & Approach Trestle construction of PSA Mumbai's Phase 2 commences
  • Make in Odisha (MIO) Conclave 2022 receives wide-ranging investment proposals
  • V. O. Chidambaranar Port handles nearly 7 pc more cargo this fiscal till date
  • New partnership agreement inked towards a more resilient, efficient & sustainable global food supply chain
  • Restricted entry of food items in specific ports
  • Liner shipping ready for EU ETS maritime
  • India seeks more access to Russian market to narrow trade deficit
  • Govt mulls amnesty scheme for exporters
  • Majority of freight forwarders from Asia affirm market opportunity for shipper-owned containers in the region: Survey
  • New report says 67% of SMEs worldwide fighting for survival
  • Headwinds continuing to affect air cargo demand
  • 'My Blue Dart' app now enables customers to book & digitally pay for the shipment
  • American Airlines Cargo extends transatlantic network
  • IndiGo announces 32 new connecting flights between India & Europe
  • CMA CGM PSS 2 for cargo from Europe to US Gulf, US East Coast & Canada East Coast
  • Port charge increase in Taiwan
  • India's online marketplaces' GMV to reach $350 bn by 2027, says Bain report
  • No tax benefits to SEZs under DESH Bill: FinMin

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International Transport Journal web site
DECEMBER 7, 2022
  • More trains link up the Western Ports
  • Expanding the Albatros Express
  • More capacity for a shortsea service
  • 14 countries team up for a trade tool
  • Global GSSA introduces complete HR service
  • Humanitarian logistics award from 2023
  • Almost 900 vehicles to be delivered by 2025
  • New unit digitalised into the fleet
  • Nosta banking on fresh blood
  • CDB Aviation picks Jie Chen
  • 1 of 171 transformers across Russia
  • Natilus partners with Janicki
  • Spaniards on the British coast
  • Turkish-German integration is on
  • CCA welcomes members and treasurer
  • 17 new vehicles in operation
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • De-icing pads to keep parcels moving at MEM

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The Loadstar web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • Sign of the times as world's largest boxship sails light on its maiden voyage
  • Uptick in shipping demand as China loosens Covid restrictions
  • CBER and the 2M prognosis - look out for WAGS on the loose
  • NVOs can benefit as box lines struggle through 'years of pain'
  • EXCLUSIVE: DHL Russia buyout hits a wall
  • 'A badass rig', says Musk, as Pepsi's first Tesla Semi hits the road at last
  • Analysis: Freightos breaks the mould again as it moves toward an IPO
  • ICHCA re-evaluates ammonium nitrate advice, post-Beirut explosion
  • Zim captain tunes in to stack collapse in the Atlantic
  • The extraordinary story of how Amazon Air took off

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Marine Log web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • Marine Log launches new event with focus on ship repair and maintenance
    Marine Log is adding a new shipbuilding repair and maintenance event, "Ship Repair USA," to its lineup, with a focus on decarbonizing fleets and how shipyards can benefit from the push to
  • VIDEO: Seawing kite on transatlantic trials
    Airseas, the Nantes, France, based wind propulsion pioneer founded by former Airbus engineers, has released video of its first Seawing kite system undergoing transatlantic sea trials. The system has been installed on
  • New Great Lakes TSHD is in the water
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ: GLDD) reports that the Galveston Island, the first of two newbuild trailing suction hopper dredges under construction at Conrad Shipyard, is in the water and

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Container News web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • Belledune and Hamburg ports ink cooperation agreement
    Canada's Belledune Port Authority (BPA) and Germany's Port of Hamburg have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate on the movement of dry and liquid bulk commodities, and manufactured products between the two countries with a focus on clean fuels and green products. In August, the Belledune Port Authority (BPA) also signed an MoU with Niedersachsen Ports in Wilhelmshaven, German
  • MSC announces new line connecting India with West Mediterranean
    MSC will launch a new direct service, which will link India with the West Mediterranean, starting mid-December. The purpose of this direct connection between the two regions for the Swiss/Italian container carrier is to reduce transshipment for customers and provide expedited transit times. The service will offer Mundra to Genoa in 19 days, Valencia in 23 days and Nhava Sheva to Barcelona in 16 d
  • Dash Crypto Price in 2022
    The year 2022 is a challenging period for the whole world and the crypto industry in particular. Against the backdrop of the full-scale war started by russia and the global crisis, people's ability to invest money decreased, which affected all the fields of businesses and the crypto field as well. In the spring of 2022, the crypto market dropped, starting a bear trend that has been lasting until
  • Georgia Ports focuses on container shipping, transforming Ocean Terminal
    The board of Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has approved a plan to renovate and realign the docks at the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal aiming to better accommodate its expanding container operations. "For nearly 40 years, Ocean Terminal has been handling a mix of container ships and breakbulk vessels. The realignment is part of a broader effort to transform the terminal into an all-container o
  • CMA CGM revises peak season surcharge from Europe to North America
    Marseille-headquartered container line CMA CGM has announced the revision of its peak season surcharge (PSS) from Europe to US Gulf, US East Coast and Canada East Coast. The new surcharge from North Europe, Scandinavia, Poland and Baltic to US East Coast will be effective from 20 December (US gate in date) until further notice and will be US$1,500 per container for all types of cargo. CMA CGM sai
  • CyberLogitec's OPUS Terminal implemented at Qinzhou Automated Container Terminal
    CyberLogitec, the provider of maritime, port/terminal, and logistics operations technologies, announced that OPUS Terminal has been successfully implemented at Qinzhou Automated Container Terminal of Beibu Gulf Port in China. Qinzhou Automated Container Terminal is the world's first U-type Full Automated Terminal, which offers unmanned operation for all the terminal's equipment. Moreover, CyberLo
  • 15 containers fall into water due to strong winds in Singapore
    Some 15 empty containers at Keppel Terminal in Singapore fell from the wharf into the water due to strong winds during a squall on 1 December. The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) said the incident, occurred at about 15:00 (local time), has not caused any impact on the operations of the port of Singapore so far. Additionally, there are no reported injuries, according to MPA. The por
  • MSC's Toft concerned that emissions trading could aggravate inflation
    MSC's CEO Soren Toft has expressed concern that the European Union's emissions trading scheme (ETS) could be commoditised and drive up costs. During a Lloyd's List podcast on 2 December, Toft said, "I find it extremely concerning is that the ETS is open for anybody and not just for the companies that are having factual emissions. Any person, any private equity, which wants to speculate can go and
  • Reefer market soars in 2022, challenges expected in next year
    According to Dynamar analysis, container carriers and conventional reefer operators "hit the jackpot" in 2022, after struggling for many years and after a relatively prosperous 2021. With the container shipping sector in full swing and much capacity absorbed by congestion, boxships could not provide enough space to carry all the cargoes they were offered. Dynamar reports that containers were regu
  • New cargo terminal opens at Port of Everett
    The Port of Everett officially launches its new Norton terminal, the first all new cargo terminal to open on the United States West Coast in more than a decade. The US$40 million maritime infrastructure investment introduces over 160,000 m² of new upland cargo capacity to the national freight network to further enhance the movement of commerce throughout the global supply chain. The new facility

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Splash web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • Rotterdam studies large-scale ammonia cracking for hydrogen imports
    A group of 18 companies led by the Port of Rotterdam Authority has launched a study into the feasibility of establishing a large-scale ammonia cracker to enable imports of around 1m tonnes of hydrogen annually for the decarbonisation of industry and mobility. A large part of the hydrogen for North-West Europe will be imported, including ...
  • France's Engie signs up for Port Arthur LNG supply
    French utility Engie has signed a long-term deal with Sempra Infrastructure, a subsidiary of New York-listed Sempra, for the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Phase 1 of Sempra's proposed Port Arthur LNG project under development in Jefferson County, Texas. The deal will see Engie buy about 0.87m tonnes of LNG annually (mpta) for ...
  • North Star lands $170m boost for offshore wind fleet
    UK offshore support vessel owner and operator North Star has secured a £140m ($170.5m) financing package to support the next phase of its offshore wind fleet growth plan. The investment includes a £50m commitment from the Scottish National Investment Bank, as well as IFM Investors, Edmond de Rothschild's BRIDGE, and RBC Capital Markets. The Partners ...
  • Chaotic scenes around the Dardanelles on the opening day of the Russia tanker ban
    The unintended consequences of the new tanker trading era in the eastern Mediterranean are that Russian crude is still flowing to Asian buyers while Kazakh oil has been hit by delays. Following the first day of the Russia oil price cap and the European Union ban on seaborne Russian crude imports, the largest upshot has ...
  • Airseas showcases kite system in action
    France-based wind propulsion developer Airseas has issued the first pictures and video footage (see below) of its automated kite system Seawing in flight during ongoing transatlantic sea trials. The company has completed initial trials, which are taking place on the 154 m roro , as it transports aircraft components between Europe and the US. The ...
  • Ocean Yield seals sale and leaseback deal with Bocimar for up to 10 newcastlemax newbuilds
    Norwegian owner Ocean Yield has struck a sale and leaseback deal for up to 10 newcastlemaxes booked for construction in China by Belgium's Bocimar, the dry bulk arm of Compagnie Maritime Belge (CMB). The KKR-owned firm is paying $576m net of seller's credits for the 210,000 dwt newbuilds CSSC yard Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding will deliver ...
  • 'Staggering' prices paid for any available ice-class tonnage
    Russian winter is kicking in and prices for ice-class tanker tonnage are the toast of the industry now that new bans are in place against Moscow. Russia and its willing oil buyers are paying "staggering" figures for ice-class tonnage, according to brokers at Cleaves. Libya's GNTMC has sold a pair of 2006/2007-built 115,000 dwt aframaxes ...
  • Braemar takes on Medco tanker broking team in Madrid
    Braemar has recruited a new tanker broking team, based in Madrid. The 10 brokers hired previously worked for Medco Shipbrokers. The recruitment of the team has been actioned through the acquisition of a newly established Spanish company that has been formed to employ the brokers locally and which is wholly owned by Braemar. Tris Simmonds, ...
  • Marco Polo Marine marks Japanese offshore wind sector entry with K Line partnership
    Singapore offshore vessel player and shipyard Marco Polo Marine is joining forces with Japanese shipping major Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha (K Line) to explore opportunities in Japan's offshore wind sector. Japan is targeting 10 GW of offshore wind capacity by 2030 and between 30 and 45 GW by 2040 as part of its target to reach ...
  • Saipem exercises purchase option on Samsung drillship
    Italy's Saipem has exercised its purchase option on drillship currently on charter from Samsung Heavy Industries. The Milan-headquartered firm is paying $230m in cash for the seventh-generation floater currently working in the US Gulf of Mexico on a contract with Eni that expires in the third quarter of 2023. Saipem said the investment decision is ...
  • Ongoing lack of C-suite diversity in shipping
    The shipping industry is making progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), according to the results of the 2022 Annual Review from the Diversity Study Group. This progress is most evident in junior and mid-level ranks, helping to build a more diverse talent pool of future leaders, but diverse representation remains far more limited at ...
  • New entrants exit the main box tradelanes
    The new entrants on the main east-west container trades are hurting, hit hard by plummeting spot rates and sky-high charter rates. CU Lines has given notice for the early termination of the charter of 12 panamax ships that it currently deploys on routes to the US and Europe. It follows the termination of the China-Europe ...
  • Hyundai Heavy creates chief artificial intelligence officer position
    Hyundai Heavy Industries has created the position of chief artificial intelligence officer (CAIO) in another marker about how South Korea's largest shipbuilder sees the future of shipping. The group is the first in the Korean shipping industry to name a CAIO and follows on from multiple high-tech initiatives the group is pursuing, most notably Avikus, ...
  • Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation pushes ahead with shipboard captured CO2 studies
    The Singapore-based Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation (GCMD) is issuing an invitation-for-proposal (IFP) to evaluate the safety, technical and operational requirements for offloading shipboard captured CO2 during port calls. The outcomes of this study will enable the offloading of liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) from shipboard capture systems. In early October, the GCMD, the Oil and ...
  • First wind energy lease sale off the US West Coast expected to draw strong interest
    On October 18, the US Department of the Interior announced that the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) would hold an offshore wind energy lease sale today, for areas on the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) off central and northern California. This is the first wind energy lease sale on the US West Coast. Five leases ...
  • Ocean Terminal at Port of Savannah to be transformed into all-container operation
    The Georgia Ports Authority Board has approved a plan to renovate and realign the docks at the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal to better accommodate its expanding container operation. "For nearly 40 years, Ocean Terminal has been handling a mix of container ships and breakbulk vessels," said Griff Lynch, GPA executive director. "The realignment is ...

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Lloyd's List web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • Greek shipowners call for regulations to be applied to fuel sector
    Decarbonisation needs 'effective measures' for other stakeholders, says Union of Greek Shipowners
  • The marine insurance ban won't stop Russian oil exports. Here's why
    Few outside the industry have ever heard of a P&I club. But a sector that traditionally shuns the limelight is...
  • Shipping needs to align with 1.5 degrees, not the IMO, argues new report
    As governments prepare for the first of two pivotal climate meetings inside the International Maritime Organization, a progressive alliance of...
  • Russia fails to offset boxship trade with Türkiye and China
    Moscow is doubling down on trade with its allies, but this is not enough to counteract the loss of trade...
  • Shipping executives see tailwinds supporting LPG
    Executives are bullish on the versatile gas' future given Europe's energy crises and the shunning of Russian cargoes and say...
  • Renewables to overtake coal in power generation within years, IEA says
    The global energy crisis has triggered unprecedented momentum behind renewables, with the world set to add as much renewable power...
  • Travlos, Veniamis and Vafias head award-winners at 2022 Greek shipping awards
    The awards were presented in Athens last Friday night in front of a shipping industry audience of more than 1,000
  • Oldendorff buys into Alpha ORI Technologies
    Capt Unni agreed to an equity investor buying into Synergy Marine earlier in the year. Now he has brought in...
  • Smarter supply chains would cut shipping emissions, says Klaveness chief
    In one of the first interviews since taking over as chief executive of the Norwegian shipping company, Ernst Meyer tells...
  • Braemar sets up 10-strong Spanish tanker desk
    Experienced team will continue to be based in Madrid and will be employed by a new company wholly owned by...
  • Saverys family raises Euronav stake to 24%
    Having built up a near 24% stake in Euronav, the Saverys' shareholding continues to present a problem for Euronav's plan...
  • Seawing trials confirm average emission reduction of 20%
    With decarbonisation now an integral part of ship operators' thinking, many wind propulsion solutions are being offered. Airseas' chief executive...
  • Ocean Yield pens big bulk carrier newbuild deal
    While details are scant, the new 210,000 dwt bulkers are priced at $57.6m apiece and are booked for delivery from...
  • Port of Savannah to increase containership handling capacity
    Georgia Ports Authority Board approves remodeling plan to better accommodate the port of Savannah's container operations, after the fourth-largest US...
  • Marco Polo enters Japan's offshore wind market
    The Singapore-listed offshore vessel charterer and shipbuilding company's main market is Taiwan
  • GCMD calls for proposals to study offloading of shipboard-captured carbon dioxide
    In October, the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation, the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative and Stena Bulk launched the world's...
  • Daily Briefing
    The Russian oil price cap - a shipping industry users' guide | EU and G7 states seek to resolve P&I...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • ILA sees no disputes with port employers ahead of 2023 contract talks
    The head of the union representing East and Gulf coast dockworkers says relations with port employers are strong heading into talks over a new master contract that would begin next year.
  • Tackling the carrier side with tech (Sponsored)
    Sponsored: Alvys believes helping carriers will lead to supply chain breakthroughs.
  • Free time comes under scrutiny following pandemic port congestion
    As the shipping industry takes stock of the pandemic experience, extended "dwell time" of containers on terminals and the factors that contribute to that are coming under a microscope.
  • MSC drops JNPT call on India-US connection amid falling volumes
    Sources say all major liners are facing challenges finding enough cargo to fill export space allocations for India and, as such, freight rates are already at near pre-pandemic levels.
  • High stock levels, weak demand put CNY import rush in doubt
    The traditional increase in bookings for December and January shipments out of Asia is nowhere to be seen as importers in destination markets struggle with surplus stock levels and weakening demand.
  • Meeting Europe's modal shift to rail will top $500 billion: study
    Moving a significant share of Europe's inland cargo from road to rail will be costly and challenging, but it is achievable through better utilization of door-to-door combined transport, a new report has found.
  • Trans-Pacific recovery could be more than a year away: analyst
    Declining freight volumes and spot rates at pre-pandemic levels indicate the trans-Pacific will experience a "hard landing" in the coming months, an industry analyst said.
  • Ocean Alliance upsizes trans-Atlantic route amid rate strength
    Ocean Alliance members are shifting post-Panamax ships away from the trans-Pacific and Asia-Europe trades to the trans-Atlantic amid buoyant demand and rates.
  • Transportation hiring surge falls short in November
    Hiring expectations fell short across many transportation sectors in November, with real trucking employment dropping while warehousing firms and couriers added workers.
  • Intermarine partners with Thailand-based project specialist on new Asia JV
    US-based MPV operator Intermarine is expanding into Asia and Europe via a partnership with Thailand's WeShip.
  • Trailer makers boosting production as orders soar
    Stubbornly strong industrial output and pent-up demand are expected to keep pressure on trailer manufacturers to increase supply, even during a US economic slowdown.
  • No seasonal uplift as air cargo market deteriorates further
    Dismal November air cargo data has all but assured a weak end to 2022 with no sign of a seasonal uplift in demand or rate levels from an oversupplied market.
  • ONE the latest to open India-Middle East string amid trade boost signals
    An economic partnership agreement signed earlier this year between India and the United Arab Emirates is driving new trade opportunities, prompting ocean carriers to boost service between the two countries.
  • Turbo-charged logistics tech faces reckoning: analyst
    The unprecedented infusion of cash into supply chain technology development over the past two years was akin to putting the sector on a diet of steroids, writes JOC analyst Lars Jensen.
  • Trans-Pac service contracts renegotiated lower to reflect changed market
    Freight rates in many eastbound trans-Pacific service contracts have been renegotiated lower as carriers seek to prevent customers from bailing on them to take advantage of plunging spot rates.
  • Louisiana funds new transload facility for Port NOLA
    The short-line rail operator for the Port of New Orleans has received a state grant that will fund a new transload facility offering faster access to major highways.
  • US truckload spot rates sag in November in atypical move
    Several US truckload shippers say they are leery of using the spot market because they wish to maintain strong relationships with their trucking partners rather than be seen as transactional when the market flips in favor of carriers.
  • European lawmakers agree on shipping's Emissions Trading System
    Months of negotiations by Europe Union executive bodies over how shipping will be included in the Emissions Trading System have ended in agreement, with member states to have the final say in mid-December.
  • Software woes force Houston to delay start date of long-dwell import fee
    The Port of Houston, citing technology problems, is postponing the start date of a new fee that would penalize shippers who don't retrieve import containers after the allowable free time.
  • Heightened final-mile expectations drive investment into OneRail
    OneRail has channeled the need for shippers to access final-mile capacity and service level consistency into a large venture capital funding round.
  • Pandemic offers opportunity to improve US port flow
    All supply chains converge at the marine terminal, so facilitating and protecting fluidity through the terminal is the key to unlocking broader supply chain effectiveness, writes JOC's Peter Tirschwell.
  • Ocean carrier profits to tumble in Q4 slowdown: analyst
    Sharply falling rates and demand signal an end to the extreme profitability enjoyed by ocean carriers over the last two years, according to analysts.
  • Maersk, IBM shutter TradeLens in surprise move
    TradeLens' failure to gain traction after four years was due to several factors, not least of which was trying to convince ocean carriers and their customers to provide sensitive data to a technology platform partly owned by Maersk.
  • Rail shippers confident Congress will avert strike
    Trade groups representing railroads and shippers are confident Congress will act to prevent a potential strike in December, but that is not stopping them from discussing the stakes involved.
  • Ocean carriers struggle to match capacity with plummeting demand
    The ability of ocean carriers to manage their growing supply of excess capacity is becoming tougher by the week as supply chain bottlenecks ease and global economic headwinds strengthen.

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TradeWinds web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • New Kings Point superintendent to take office in historic moment for women at MarAd
    Joanna Nunan joins the Long Island academy after a career at the US Coast Guard spanning more than three decades
  • Cruise lines achieve robust bookings on Black Friday and Cyber Monday
    'Our guests went on a shopping spree this weekend, and it wasn't at the mall,' Holland America Line president Gus Antorcha says
  • Maersk and Unifeeder butt heads in US court over Red Sea cargo loss
    Maersk is looking for $2.5m as cargo owners threaten action and one sues in Sudan
  • It was certain box run 'would not last forever', says Offen
    German container ship veteran says container shipping markets resemble pre-2009
  • Ship performance can be improved without sensors, says Nautilus Labs
    Combining traditional noon reports with data from similar ships can provide 62% of the benefits of high-frequency data
  • Greece's Meadway Shipping & Trading inks deal for eco bulk carrier at Tsuneishi
    The eco design vessel is said to cost the Greek shipowner around $38m
  • Oldendorff Carriers tears apart 'illogical' Carbon Intensity Indicator rules
    Research by bulker giant shows vessels actually emit more greenhouse gases when they take steps to improve their rating
  • 'Special winter' ahead as crude ships stay out of clean trades, Ardmore believes
    CEO Anthony Gurnee tells TradeWinds he's happy to keep tankers trading spot for now in booming sector
  • BRS tips big fall in 'unsustainable' suezmax earnings from West Africa
    French broker says 'recent froth' on rates is set to disappear as production and exports decline
  • Scorpio Tankers cuts debt by $205m as it clears away 2025 bond
    New York-listed owner takes advantage of strong share price to wipe out convertible debt
  • Hot mess: ITIC pays out after temperature error leads to pastry problem
    UK insurer reimburses ship agent after refrigerated cargo was mistakenly booked at 18 degrees Celsius
  • Tanker boom will make energy transition easier for distracted owners, Ardmore's Gurnee says
    Product carrier boss believes work on decarbonisation can be done at the same time as day-to-day operations
  • 'A real coup': Braemar boosts tanker power with takeover of Spanish broker
    UK shipbroker continues expansion amid sector consolidation
  • North Star secures $171m financing as it plans to build 40 offshore vessels
    Scottish owner aims to expand into European wind markets
  • It was certain box run 'would not last forever', says Offen
    German container ship veteran says container shipping markets resemble pre-2009
  • Greek owner Evalend breaks into product tankers amid latest newbuilding drive
    Kriton Lendoudis linked to a string of tanker and bulker orders at Jiangsu New Yangzijiang
  • Doubts hang over P&I cover for tanker linked to €25m Malta power cable break
    Power company begins legal proceedings against the vessel's owner
  • Hit list: Braemar expects to have other deals completed within six months
    Broker reveals it is constantly working on potential acquisition targets
  • Clarksons' Asia chief quits for fresh venture
    Long-time Clarksons Asia head Martin Rowe is quitting the London-listed brokerage for an undisclosed new venture
  • France's Zephyr & Boree lines up 10-ship order for green container ships
    Project to build wind and methanol-powered feederships for transatlantic service
  • KKR-owned Ocean Yield acquires 10 newcastlemax newbuildings for $576m
    Sale-and-leaseback company will charter vessels to a leading operator on delivery in 2025 and 2026
  • Singapore calls for proposals to develop zero-carbon ammonia bunkering
    Port Authority of Singapore says the move will support the development of the safety standards, regulations and the ecosystem needed
  • 'A real coup': Braemar boosts tanker power in takeover of Spanish broker Medco's desk
    UK shipbroker continues expansion as sector consolidation continues
  • TotalEnergies nears renegotiation of 17 yard slots for Mozambique LNG
    Shipowners hover to learn if delivery re-jig will release any LNG carrier berths for 2026 delivery dates
  • GCMD study to tackle the offloading captured liquified carbon dioxide
    Study aims to help shape regulatory and operational guidelines for shipboard carbon-capture technologies
  • Marco Polo teams with K Line to target Japan wind market
    Singapore company continues to expand its footprint in Asia with deal with one of the world's largest shipowners
  • China Merchants orders up to six PCTCs as it makes big car carrier gamble
    Shipyards under China Merchants Heavy Industry are being roped in to build the new car-carriers
  • California pushes for further reduction of in-port ship emissions
    Pacific Environment wants California Air Resources Board to require zero emissions by 2040

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American Shipper web site
DECEMBER 6, 2022
  • CMA CGM buys New York/New Jersey terminal operations from GCT
    GCT will sell its terminal operations in Staten Island, New York, and Bayonne, New Jersey, to shipping giant CMA CGM.
  • Nissan, Ford test new Autostack system in 1991, transforming auto shipping
    1991: The new system allows automobiles to move in regular intermodal containers instead of the multilevel railcards that now are the industry standard.
  • China Southern to list air cargo capacity on Freightos market
    China Southern Airlines has joined the Freightos air cargo booking platform. It's the first time an airline in China has participated in an online freight market.

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European commissioners Valean and Sinkevicius resignations to take place in the EU Parliament
Brussels
The rebound in revenues recorded by OOCL continues.
Hong Kong
In the second quarter of this year, they grew by 14.4%
Singapore port records new historical records of quarterly and semi-annual traffic of containers
Singapore
New maximum peaks also of non-oil bulk bulk
Orders for 2.7 billion to KSOE for the construction of 12 15,500-teu container carriers
Seoul / Sejong
The Fair Trade Commission authorizes the KSOE to acquire 35.05% of the capital of STX Heavy Industries
FMC blocks the entry into force of the Gemini Corporation Agreement between Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd in trades with the USA
Washington
It would become automatically effective on Monday, but the US agency requested more information
In the first half of 2024, the traffic of goods in Russian ports fell by -3.1% percent.
St. Petersburg
Dry goods in decrease of 2.7% and dry bulk of -3.5%
In the port of Klaipeda will begin the construction of a new cruise terminal
Klaipeda
It is expected that the work will depart this year
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Inaugurated the new Indian port of transhipment
Thiruvananthapuram
The deep water heater in Vizhinjam is managed by the Adani Ports and Logistics
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
In the second quarter, acts of piracy against ships, but not violence against seafarers, declined.
London / Kuala Lumpur
Reported 27 attacks compared to 38 in the April-June period of 2023
Underwriting the agreement for the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry
Rome
Overall increase to the average parameter (nostrome) of 202 euros
Global Ports Holdings accepts takeover offer of the majority shareholder GIH
London
The proposal includes the delisting of the company
West Sicily's AdSP fagocytes the port of Sciacca in its jurisdiction
Shack
The city administration announces the next signing of the delivery record between the Demanium Marittimo and the AdSP
At Italian Rail Network the management of the last railway mile in the port of Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Signed the act of granting the duration of 15 years
The Parliament of Hamburg has approved in the first reading the agreement for the entry of MSC into the capital of HHLA
Hamburg
71 votes in favour and 34 against
In the first half of 2024 the traffic of goods in Turkish ports increased by 3.2%
Ankara
In the second quarter, volumes with Italy returned to growth after seven quarterly periods of decline.
NovaAlgoma orders what will be the world's largest cementier ship
Lugano
Commissioned at Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding, it will have a gross grasp of 38,000 tons
Appeal of the shipping industry for the modification of the Carbon Intensity Indicator
London
Intrinsic flaws-explained six associations-counteract with the common goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Japan's Oriental Land Co. enters the cruise industry by ordering a ship in Meyer Werft
Papenburg / Urayasu
It will carry out mini cruises with departure from Tokyo as part of a deal with Disney
CMA CGM-Pasqal agreement to introduce quantum computing technologies in shipping and logistics
The EU Commission has approved aid disbursed from Italy to the Caremar maritime services
Brussels
The in-depth investigation of the companies of the former Tirrenia group ended
Royal Boskalis will acquire the entire control of Smit Lamnalco
Papendrecht
Deal to buy 50% percent of capital from Saudi group Rezayat
Last year, intermodal shipments arriving and departing from Italy have significantly decreased.
Brussels
Recorded reductions of -8.8% and -13.1% respectively
Almost total membership-they stress Filt, Fit and Uilt-at the strike days of port workers
Genoa / Rome
Waiting for a fair response in wage terms and protections
Currently 90% per cent of ship arrivals in the port of Singapore are not scheduled
Singapore
"The effect of the crisis in the Red Sea could be aggravated by the next increase in container volumes," Minister Hon Weng said.
Le Aziende informano
ABB completa l'acquisizione del business di routing meteorologico di DTN per la navigazione
La transazione è stata completata oggi, in seguito a un precedente annuncio di accordo con il gruppo globale di dati e analisi DTN
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Port Marghera inaugurated the work of the new container terminal Montesyndial
Venice
Di Blasio : It is one of the most important and expected infrastructure works for veneta portuality and the productive fabric of the Northeast
It expects the reduction of maritime traffic in the Panama Canal
Balboa
In the first five months of 2024, the transits of high-fishing vessels were 3,706 (-30.4%)
Port concessions, Financial Economic Plans will have to be drawn up on the basis of a format drawn up by the ART
The State Council has upheld the appeal of the Co. Na.Te. Co. towards the AdSP of Naples for the missed dredgers
The trend of sensitive traffic growth in the port of Bremen / Bremerhaven continues.
Breed
The hike is towed by the containers
Maersk Supply Service will be acquired by Norwegian DOF Group
Storebø / Kongens Lyngby
Transaction of the value of more than 1.1 billion
Assshipowners have no doubts : LNG is the useful fuel for decarbonisation of shipping
Rome
A catalogue of alternative fuels available in every stopover-Messina highlighted-is not reasonably applicable to Italian ports
The US Federal Maritime Commission puts the HMM under observation
Washington
The South Korean company has been included in the list of "controlled carriers"
Spread 41 million euros to improve competitiveness of Italian ports
Rome
Resources also to make the rail and modal transfer more efficient within the scallots
Maersk withdraws from race to acquire German DB Schenker
Copenhagen
Clerc : identified "areas of challenge in the perspective of an integration"
Provisions on the licence plates of new vehicles are likely to damage the activity of port businesses
Genoa
Assiterminal and ANCIP, do not take into account the issues generated in the context of port operations
The Danish government has set up a working group to ensure that the national shipping industry continues to be a leader
Copenhagen
The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach invest in order to equip charging stations for electric trucks
Los Angeles
Allocated 25 million as part of the Clean Air Action Plan
Acica rentals two new ro-pax ships that will ship from 2027 on routes between Italy and Greece
Athens
Agreement with Swedish Stena RoRo that includes unit purchase options
The Port of Los Angeles will enhance its capacity in the cruises segment
Los Angeles
Call for proposals for a new terminal and for the renovation of the World Cruise Center
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
In May, freight traffic in Chinese seaports grew by 3.5%
Beijing
The only containers increased by 8.2%
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Crystal commissions two new high-end and next-generation cruise ships at Fincantieri
Munich / Trieste
The agreement includes an option for a third unit
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Genoa
Gianluca Croce is the new president of Assagents
Vice presidents have been named Aldo Negri, Roberto De Marchi, Carolina Villa and Maurizio Gozzi.
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
Rome
Paolo Pessina will be the new president of the Federagents
The witness passage will take place on October 25, when Alessandro Santi will cease his term in office.
The first July will become operational the first version of the Sardinia Port Community System
Cagliari
The new telematics platform was presented today in Cagliari
Houthi allegedly targeted two other MSC container carriers
Portsmouth / Tampa
The ships have regularly continued their journey
Commesse for 63.4 million to Somec in cruise ship segment
St. Vendemian
These are units intended for Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Oceania Cruises and Disney Cruise Line
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Marsa Maroc will operate the Container Terminal East of the new port of Nador West Med
Casablanca
Will have an annual traffic capacity of 3.4 million teu
R-Logitech will come out of Euroports and be replaced by a new private majority shareholder
Kallo
The investment companies PMV and SFPIM have temporarily boosted their shares
Hapag-Lloyd cooperates with ZeroNorth for the energy transition of its fleet
Copenhagen
Digital solution for fuel supply and bunkerage planning
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
In February, Carnival reported revenue and record number of passengers.
Miami
The crucieristic group predicts that strong growth will continue in 2025
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Romanian ports increased by 16.1%
Bucharest
Strong drop in loads from and for Italy
Paolo d' Amico has been confirmed as president of the Italian Naval Register
Genoa
Renewed the mandate for the four-year term 2024-2027
Hamburg Commercial Bank has acquired the portfolio in the NIBC's naval credit segment
Hamburg / L ' Hague
It has a value of 992 million
Cross (Assoperatives) : Do not stop the realization of major infrastructure
Genoa
Dam of Genoa, Third Valico and motorway grate-points out-are essential works
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -5.4%
Hong Kong
In the second quarter, the decline was -7.5% percent.
Renewed the five-year agreement between Honored Shipowners and IMAT for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Saipem to win two offshore projects in Saudi Arabia
Milan
New assets worth about 500 million
The work on the realisation of the new entrance to the port of Augusta has been carried out.
August
Di Sarcina : Strategic work also in light of the recent transfer of container traffic from Catania
Strong demand for containers is reflected on the profits of the CIMC
Hong Kong
Recorded a significant increase in dry box sales
ALS Customs Services has acquired the Italian Battaglino Customs Services
Hilden
The Milan firm has 79 employees
Approved the 2023 budget of Interporto Campano
Nola
Confirmed Alfredo Gaetani (President) and Claudio Ricci (Managing Director)
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
Milan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Hvidovre
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
99.2% million of Fincantieri's 400 million capital increase subscribed to
Rome
Majority shareholder CDP Equity has subscribed to new shares worth 285.8 million euros.
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
At The Spice Container Terminal start the scallops of the 21,000-teu container ships of OOCL
The Spezia
Inaugurated the Onshore Power Supply plant of the port of Valletta
Floriana / Geneva
Every Wednesday "MSC World Europa" will connect to the electric grid of the stopover
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PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
Singapore
In recent months, it has increased, among other things, the need to handle containers several times.
Presented the XII National Report on the Economy of the Sea
Rome
The sector generates a direct added value of 64.6 billion euros.
Set up in the construction site of Ancona the construction of the extra-aluminum cruise ship Four Seasons I
Trieste
Fincantieri will deliver it by the end of 2025
Hapag-Lloyd announces preliminary results of first semester
Hamburg
The company believes that the second half of 2024 will be better than previous expectations.
In May the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna decreased by -3.0%
Ravenna
The month of June is expected to decline by -3.3% percent.
The economic-financial analysis of Fedespedi of containerized shipping companies
Milan
Laying of the keel of the new ultra-luxury megayacht destined for Aman at Sea
Genoa
Ceremony in the construction site of St. George of Nogaro of T. Mariotti
Danaos confirms order in China for five new container ships
Athens
Four will have a capacity of 9,200 teu and one of 8,258 teu
In Barcelona the first container terminal in the Mediterranean with electrified quay
Barcelona
On Friday the inauguration of the Onshore Power Supply plant in Hutchison Ports BEST
The revenue growth of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming continues
Taipei / Keelung
YML orders 9,100 new containers
Inaugurated in Gioia Tauro the quay that will host the pole of naval reparations
Joy Tauro
Agostinelli : This year the container traffic in port will challenge the four million teu
Chinese group Hengli will build a shipyard on the island of Changxing
Dalian
Investment of the value of 1.3 billion
SFL Corporation renews with Maersk the rental of four container ships
Hamilton
The capacity of ships will be high from 8,700 to 9,500 teu
Prysmian, record of installation of a cable in ultra-deep waters
Milan
Test for installation at -2,150 meters
Germany's Rhenus has acquired 15% percent of France's C Chez Vous
Holzwickede
Is specialized in the delivery of goods weighing more than 30 kilograms
Astilleros Armon delivered the dual-fuel ferry Margarita Salas to Baleària
Dénia
Can be powered to liquefied natural gas
Brothers Cosulich orders two new chemical bunkering tankers
Genoa
They will be taken in delivery in the first semester of 2026
Lineage buys the abruzzese supplier of Eurofrigor refrigerated warehouses
Amsterdam
Manages a refrigerated cell structure of more than 24,000 square meters in Controwar
Fincantieri vara to Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vesta
Los Angeles
In mid-2025 it will be delivered to American Viking
At the end the constructive phase of the port of Porto Torres
Cagliari
Entrusted to a Technical Advisory Panel on the issue of the greatest costs of opera
In China, the keel of the new ro-pax has been laid down. GNV Virgo
Genoa
It will be the first ship of GNV's fleet to be powered by liquefied natural gas
In Genoa, the World Day of Ausile Navigation
Genoa
On August 22, IALA will assume the legal status of intergovernmental organisation
SFL Corporation orders the construction of five container ships from 16,800 teu
Hamilton
Commits the value of a billion dollars to New Times Shipbuilding
In 2023, Fratelli Cosulich recorded financial performance second only to those records of 2022
Genoa
OMT (Accelleron) acquires the OMC2
Reflights
The Company manufactures high precision fuel injectors for marine, stationary and rail engines
PORTS
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
DATABASE
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
MEETINGS
On July 17, the public assembly in Assiterminal will be held in Rome.
Rome
Messina (Assshipowners) : with the renewal of the Ccnl of the shipowner industry valid responses to the needs of workers
The assembly of Assagents will be held in Genoa on June 25.
Genoa
Event entitled " Mari inquieti. Routes and conflicts : the incognition of traffickers "
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Samsung, HMM clash in US over shipping rates
(The Korea Times)
Houthis Mount Biggest Month of Attacks on Ships This Year
(Bloomberg)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Stefano Messina
Roma, 2 luglio 2024
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Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
Rostock
They are part of the class "Sphinx"
Genovese De Wave has acquired Inoxking
Genoa
The Company manufactures steel furniture and refrigeration systems for the maritime industry
The downturn of container traffic in the port of Piraeus continues
Hong Kong
Overall, the volumes handled by the COSCO Shipping Ports network have been increased.
MSC gets 97.71% of the capital of Gram Car Carriers
Oslo
In the coming days the acquisition of the remaining shares
Hapag-Lloyd reiterates its own terminalist division
Hamburg
A Hanseatic Global Terminals make 20 container terminals in 11 nations
ADNOC Logistics & Services orders in Korea 8-10 new liquefied natural gas vessels
Abu Dhabi
They will be built by Samsung Heavy Industries and Hanwha Ocean
Kombiverkehr is alarmed at the reduction of DB Cargo services for intermodal transport
Frankfurt am Main
The company is looking for alternative partners
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Trieste
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
Genoa
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Four major critical areas in view of the entry into force of the FuelEU Maritime Regulation
Rome
Workshop on the theme of the Young Group of Confitweapon
Technical Varo of the second of the four GNV ro-pax ships under construction in China
Genoa
The "GNV Orion", of 52,000 tons tsl, will be taken over in the summer of 2025
Assshipowners have strengthened their structure
Rome
Insertion into the organic of Simone Parizzi, Mattia Canevari and Cesare Crocini
Japan's MOL acquires 25% of the logistics company Tanzaniana Alistair Group
Tokyo
Port of Ravenna, over four million euros destined for new mediums of less environmental impact
Ravenna
A ban on the replacement of the means currently operating in the quay
Rosetti Marino, new committed for offshore EPC activities worth more than 400 million euros
Ravenna
It envisages the realization of the topside of the gas production platform that will be installed off the coast of Libya
They return to grow the revenues of the FedEx express courier
Memphis
In the coming months, a continuation of the current positive trend is expected.
Assagents analyzes the impact on maritime traffic of the geopolitical crises in place
Genoa
On July 9 Adria Ferries will inaugurate a new ferry line between Italy and Montenegro
Ancona
Biweekly service between the ports of Ancona and Bar
State Railways and Eni continue cooperation in the field of alternative fuels
Rome
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines will have 72% of the capital of Gearbulk
Tokyo
You will acquire an additional 23% held by Halberton Holding (Jebsen family)
The Young Shipowners Group of Confitarma launches the website ItalianSeafarers
Rome
Presented the training opportunities offered by the companies and the ITS foundations
In 2023, passengers on MSC Crusere ships nearly doubled.
Geneva
The Explora Journeys business also started in August.
EQT Infrastructure VI fund buys Constellation Cold Logistics
Stockholm / London
Owns and operates 26 refrigerated warehouses in Western Europe and Scandinavia
UPS sells logistics company Coyote Logistics to RXO for more than a billion dollars
Charlotte / Atlanta
In 2023 the asset ceded generated a turnover of 3.2 billion
CMA CGM restructure services in the Mediterranean
Marseille
Changes to the Euronaf and TMX 2 lines scaling several Italian ports
The only retroport of the port of La Spezia is that of Santo Stefano Magra
The Spezia
Shipping agents and shipping agents and customs officers who say no to the hypothesis of other corridors said.
Warriors (AdSP Livorno) : The TDT terminal must maintain its own merceological vocation
Livorno
We expect Grimaldi to develop plans to promote a real growth of containerized traffickers.
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Emanuele Grimaldi has been re-elected as president of the International Chamber of Shipping
Montreal
Confirmed for another two-year term
Lorenzo Giacobbe is the new president of the Young People's Group of Assagents
Genoa
It will be joined by Vice Presidents Pietro Abbona and Andrea Pompei
The ports of Trieste and Monfalcone are allied with those of Cartagena, Riga and North Sea Port
Trieste
Report on work in liguri ports
Genoa
It was carried out by the Italian Academy of Mercantile Academy
Intermodal transport of prefabricated in concrete from Tuscany to Sardinia
Arezzo
Collaboration between the Baraclit Group, the Logistic Pole of the FS Group and the GMake Group
It continues the growth of containerized transhipment traffic in the ports of Algeciras and Valencia
Algeciras / Valencia
In May in the two shelves the transshipment containers increased by 8.4% and 12.0%
Kombiverkehr, in 2025, will double in Germany the costs of using rail lines for the transport of goods
Frankfurt am Main
Krebs : in the worst case we will stop transport
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