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07 December 2023 - Year XXVII
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October 3, 2023

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Exim India web site
OCTOBER 3, 2023
  • First rise seen in long-term ocean freight rates in a year
  • Railways levies Busy Season Charge on container traffic
  • The Saksham Group celebrates International Coastal Cleanup Day as part of its sustainability push
  • Baltic Exchange Market Report (29 September 2023)
  • Warehousing Development Regulatory Authority signs MoU with Bank of India to facilitate low interest rate loans to farmers
  • Dammam call added to India-East Med service
  • Sustainability & digitisation complement and reinforce each other: MSC CEO Soren Toft
  • India in a macroeconomic bright spot
  • Engg exports up 9 pc to UAE, Australia in April-Aug.
  • India seen growing as a major global manufacturer, exporter
  • INTERCARGO reaffirms commitment to MARPOL on World Maritime Day
  • CMA CGM named Best Global Shipping Line
  • Just and equitable transition to decarbonised shipping urged; industry remains resilient
  • Sustainability Charges at Mundra Port
  • Agri exports dip due to curbs
  • Fertiliser imports marginally down

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International Transport Journal web site
OCTOBER 3, 2023
  • Who'll top the tree in Brussels?
  • Röhlig expands to Osaka
  • Combining rail and HVO trucks to reduce CO2
  • B&H banks on Brisbane
  • Freightliner augments rail services
  • Air cargo verticals: choose what you fly!
  • Biglift Shipping celebrates golden jubilee
  • Global container streams increasing slightly
  • Crane upgrade at VICT
  • Ford Trucks invests in cybersecurity
  • Drone-based deliveries to take off in Himalayas
  • Continental Tires Spain picks Edwin Goudswaard
  • Fuel costs could strain shipping at Christmas
  • 2,566 sqm in Mumbai for Crown
  • First orders following the launch of an H2 truck
  • Bolstering supply chains between Europe and USA
  • Sweden's first suction mooring
  • Senior executive appointments at Marcura
  • "Curiosity of the Day"

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The Loadstar web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • Sponsored podcast: Quantum logistics - the child of quantum computing and AI, says Sean Tinney of Unisys
  • Ligentia appoints Dan Gill as CEO as founder steps back
  • Portland blues: no one looks good
  • Hapag-Lloyd leads a rates fightback with FAK hike on Asia-N Europe
  • Fighting ICTSI Portland case forces dockers' union ILWU into bankruptcy
  • With Clark gone, will Urban return to Flexport or won't he?
  • IAG Cargo plans online spot rate service amid challenging market
  • Amazon Air plans to close freight hub at Leipzig Airport
  • Mr Joy: does closing the loopholes mean tightening the noose?
  • China's StarOcean sells box ship newbuilds as Russian players seek tonnage
  • OceanX: The floor is here - 'igniting hope' as weak-for-good Q4 begins
  • AI helps Uber Freight to broaden its reach with SaaS offerings
  • MSC's Medlog wins contract to operate trimodal hub serving Paris
  • Panama Canal reduces daily transits further as drought continues

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Marine Log web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • ILWU files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
    The ILWU dockworkers union said Friday that it has commenced a Chapter 11 case under Subchapter V of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of
  • Jan De Nul orders giant cable layer
    Upping the ante in the cable layer market, Belgium's Jan de Nul Group has placed an order at the CMHI shipyard in China for an extra-large cable-laying ship. Set for delivery in

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Container News web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • HFW signs collaboration deal with Emirates Shipping Association
    International law firm Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has agreed to collaborate with Emirates Shipping Association, the voice of the United Arab Emirates private maritime industry and one of the world's top maritime organisations. HFW supported the establishment and registration of the Association at a federal level and has provided it with ongoing legal and strategic support. According to the new a
  • Vale, Port of Açu ink agreement to develop Mega Hub for steelmaking decarbonisation
    Vale signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Port of Açu in order to study the development of a Mega Hub at the port located in São João da Barra in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to produce hot briquetted iron (HBI) using the direct reduction route. The Mega Hub will initially receive pellets from Vale and could, in the future, include an iron ore briquette plant at the site to
  • Tsuneishi Shipbuilding receives order for four 5,900 TEU methanol-fuelled ships
    Tsuneishi Shipbuilding based in Hiroshima, Japan received an order for four 5,900 TEU container ships powered by methanol. This is the third methanol-fuelled vessel order, following the Kamsarmax Aeroline and TESS66 Aeroline, and the first order for methanol-fuelled container vessels. The boxships will be equipped with a dual-fuel methanol and heavy oil main engine developed by MITSUI E&S and wil
  • Mitsubishi Shipbuilding delivers LNG fuel gas supply system for car carriers
    Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) Group company based in Yokohama, Japan, delivered Fuel Gas Supply System (FGSS), a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply system for high-pressure dual-fuel marine engine, to Shin Kurushima Dockyard Co. at the end of August 2023. More specifically, FGSS is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel gas supply system for high-pressure du
  • OOCL vessel catches fire in Japan
    Fire broke out in the engine room of one of Orient Overseas Container Lines' (OOCL's) ships while it was underway in Japan on 1 October. The 1999-built, 5,770 TEU OOCL Shanghai, deployed to OOCL's Asia Australia Consortium Northern Express (A3N) service, caught fire around 5 a.m. local time, while it was sailing from Yokohama to Osaka. At the time of the incident, the ship was 18 nautical miles o
  • ICTSI's Australian terminal beefs up handling equipment to handle larger boxships
    Victoria International Container Terminal (VICT) will soon be able to handle the largest container vessels that will arrive in Australia after the recent delivery of two new ship-to-shore (STS) cranes. VICT's new automated cranes are the largest in Australia, with a lift height of 49 meters or 10 meters higher than the terminal's five existing STS cranes. Additionally, the 60-meter boom outreach
  • ILWU files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
    US West Coast labour representative, International Longshore Warehouse Union (ILWU) has filed for bankruptcy protection following its dispute with ICTSI Oregon Inc., which has been running for more than a decade. In a statement issued on 30 September the union said it intended to protect its future by using the bankruptcy process to "resolve the pending litigation with ICTSI Oregon Inc. that has
  • Port of Felixstowe greets first methanol-powered vessel
    Hutchison Ports-operated Port of Felixstowe welcomed the maiden call of Laura Maersk, the world's first container ship to complete a voyage fuelled by green methanol. The 2,100 TEU container vessel will operate between Northern Europe and the Bay of Bothnia on Maersk's Baltic shipping route. "This is a truly historic event. It is essential that the industry moves to decarbonise shipping and this
  • Piraeus Port reports significant growth in half-year profits
    Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) announced a continued robust growth in profits and income in the first half of 2023, establishing the new greatest performance in the company's history. More precisely, profits before taxes increased by 48.8%, totalling US$52 million, compared to US$35 million in the same period in 2022. In the same period, profits after taxes were US$41 million, up from US$27.4 milli
  • New agreement for Port of Oakland bulk shipping terminal development
    The Oakland Board of port commissioners approved changes in its agreement with Eagle Rock Aggregates to develop and operate a bulk marine terminal at the port of Oakland. In particular, the changes stem from the settlement of a lawsuit filed by the West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP) and the Attorney General of California's Office. The lawsuit alleged that the US port did not ad
  • JAXPORT announces new board chair
    The Jacksonville Port Authority (JAXPORT) board of directors unanimously elected attorney Daniel Bean as chair and selected additional officer positions effective from today (1 October). Daniel Bean is an attorney and partner at ABL Law, P.A.. He previously served as executive partner of the Jacksonville office of Holland & Knight. Bean currently serves as board chairman of K9s for Warriors, pres
  • Hapag-Lloyd applies new rates from Europe to Arabian Gulf and Indian Subcontinent
    German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd has announced new tariff rates from Spain and Italy to the Arabian Gulf and the Indian Subcontinent. The updated rates will apply to all 20' and 40' dry containers including high cube equipment from 15 October until further notice. (Italy) 20' Dry containers - all values in US$ From To Current base rate level New base rate level Delta Genoa Jebel Ali, AE 133 283 1
  • Delivery of new LNG carrier for Petronas
    The newly built W-Max class LNG carrier "Lagenda Setia" for Petronas LNG was delivered at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group). The vessel, which is the same kind as the other two ships delivered to Petronas in May and June 2022, was named "Lagenda Setia" on 21 August 2023 by Sharifah Fauziah Wan Idrus, PETRONAS COO and EVP & CEO of Gas Business. Moreover, the naming ceremony was attended by mana

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Splash web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • MSC buys 50% of passenger rail operator Italo
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has struck a deal with New York-headquartered Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) to buy a 50% stake in Italian passenger rail operator Italo, the latest in line of series of investments made by the world's largest containerline. Under the deal, the remaining 50% will be held by GIP, along with German insurer ...
  • DOF offloads pair of elderly PSVs to Atlantica Shipping
    Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has sold a pair of non-core platform supply vessels to fellow owner Atlantica Shipping in a deal worth NOK275m ($26m). The Oslo-listed company is offloading the 2005-built Skandi Barra and the 2003-built Skandi Caledonia, the two ships recently picked up from lenders for NOK270m in a package that also included ...
  • Scorpio Tankers declares option to buy back over 20 ships
    Monaco-headquartered Scorpio Tankers has revealed a series of more than 20 vessel repurchases in a move that will see the Emanuele Lauro-led product tanker owner further reduce its financial costs. The New York-listed company is taking back ships on various sale and leaseback arrangements, including the 2016-built LR2 product tanker STI Supreme, from Ocean Yield, ...
  • Wilhelmsen and thyssenkrupp debut 3D printing venture
    Norwegian maritime group Wilhelmsen and Germany's industrial firm thyssenkrupp have formed a joint venture company, Pelagus 3D, a new player in the global maritime and offshore services market which will use 3D printing as its approach to manufacturing. Pelagus 3D envisions becoming the largest one-stop, on-demand digital manufacturing partner for the maritime and offshore industries. ...
  • TMC Shipping teams with Shipfinex to tokenise assets
    TMC Shipping has become the first company to tokenise its assets on Shipfinex FZCO's ship financing platform. Shipfinex is looking to provide shipowners with alternative sources of financing by fractionalizing their assets and selling them as digital tokens to investors worldwide. Shipfinex's platform uses Marinecoins as its native token. This way, the shipping firm is ...
  • Tsuneishi wins landmark order for methanol-fuelled boxships
    Japan's Tsuneishi Shipbuilding is expanding its project portfolio of methanol-powered ships with its first containership order. The Hiroshima-based shipbuilder has been selected by an undisclosed owner to build four 5,900 teu ships, after previously winning orders for methanol dual-fuel bulkers. Tsuneishi has become a go-to place for methanol-powered kamsarmaxes and ultramaxes with Diana Shipping
  • Gram Car Carriers panamax wins five-year $114m charter
    Norwegian tonnage provider Gram Car Carriers (GCC) has signed a five-year time charter deal for the 2007-built Viking Queen car carrier. The Oslo-listed firm said via social media that with this latest deal, all four of its panamax class car carriers have been fixed on long-term contracts with an average duration of almost five years. ...
  • AVIC Leasing and Zhejiang Jinpu book bulker newbuilds
    Chinese owners AVIC Leasing and Zhejiang Jinpu have signed up for fresh dry bulk tonnage at compatriot yards. The leasing arm of Aviation Industry Corporation of China has returned to New Dayang Shipbuilding for four more 63,000 dwt ultramax newbuilds, lifting its orderbook at the yard to six. The price being quoted by brokers stands ...
  • US calls for public input on Maryland offshore wind project
    The US Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the availability of its draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Maryland offshore wind project. If approved, the project could generate between 1.1 and 2.2 GW of clean, renewable energy for the Delmarva Peninsula, which could power up to 770,000 homes and support up to ...
  • Signatories to the Poseidon Principles make changes to align with new IMO targets
    The 30 banking signatories to the Poseidon Principles, a global green ship finance framework, have made the decision to align their reporting with the new climate goals agreed at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) gathering held this July at the headquarters of the International Maritime Organization. "[T]his update signifies the dedication of 30 leading ...
  • Russia's decision to deploy non-ice class tankers in the Arctic comes in for criticism
    Russia risks an environmental catastrophe by deploying non-ice class ships on its increasingly busy Northern Shipping Route (NRS), according to experts at New York tanker brokerage Poten & Partners. Thanks to Western sanctions, Russia has increased its focus on deliveries to Asian clients, with plenty of ships choosing the Arctic voyage along the NSR this ...
  • Jan De Nul expands fleet with cable layer newbuild order
    Belgian marine contractor Jan De Nul has placed an order at China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) Haimen shipyard for an extra-large cable-laying vessel for delivery in 2026. The vessel, which will serve the renewable energy and subsea cable industry in installing cables over longer distances and in deeper waters, will have a carrying capacity of ...
  • Last remnants of what was once the world's largest ship financier dismantled
    Another important chapter in the history of Hamburg shipping has come to a close with the successful wind-down of a portfolio of €4.7bn of non-performing shipping loans from what was HSH Nordbank. HSH Nordbank was once the largest lender in world ship finance, but became unstuck - like many in Hamburg's shipping community - in ...
  • Baker Hughes lands two major contracts in Norway
    Nasdaq-listed oilfield services major Baker Hughes has been awarded two contracts by Norwegian operator Vår Energi, expanding its North Sea footprint in exploration logging, well intervention technology and subsea production systems. The first contract is a nine-year engagement for well intervention and exploration logging solutions to assist Vår Energi in further developing prospects in the ...
  • US dockworkers union files for bankruptcy
    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) has filed for bankruptcy as a way to shield itself having lost a long running battle over labour issues at the Port of Portland. The ILWU lost a court case eight years ago over a work slowdown situation at a Portland terminal run by Manila-headquartered International Container Terminal ...
  • Integrated Wind Solutions seals deal to delay payments on CSOV newbuilds
    Integrated Wind Solutions has strengthened its liquidity position through a deal with China Merchants Industry Holdings to postpone equity yard instalments on four commissioning service operations vessel newbuilds. The Oslo-listed company will have a total of €36m ($38m) at its disposal for up to one year without any major changes to its initial agreement with ...
  • Ocean Winds sells down stake in Moray East offshore wind farm
    Ocean Winds, a joint venture between France's Engie and Portuguese electric utilities company EDP, has sold a 16.6% stake in the Moray East offshore wind farm to infrastructure manager and investor, Equitix. This transaction allows Ocean Winds to continue investing in its additional 5GW of offshore wind projects in Scotland. Ocean Winds will continue to ...
  • Ukraine's new shipping corridor welcomes more vessels
    Ships are coming in and out of Ukrainian Black Sea ports in increasing numbers - the country's new shipping corridor hugging its coastline and avoiding the Russian military proving effective. In the middle of July Russia pulled out of the Black Sea Grain Initiative, a United Nations-brokered shipping pact, after which Kyiv has worked to ...
  • Shelf Drilling jackup gets more work in UK North Sea
    Shelf Drilling has secured more work from CNOOC Petroleum Europe for its Shelf Drilling Fortress jackup in the UK North Sea. Oslo-listed jackup rig pure-play said Monday its North Sea-focussed subsidiary had secured a two-well contract extension, following a firm two-well fixture agreed in August for work until January 2024. The additional work, worth around ...
  • Swire Bulk sells open-hatch trio
    Peter Norborg-led Swire Bulk has decided it is time to prune its fleet. The 25-ship strong player is widely reported to be selling three open-hatch bulkers for close to $60m. Sources widely tip JP Morgan to be the highest bidder for the ships. The trio in question were built at Chengxi Shipyard in 2015 and ...
  • Daily transit limit at the Panama Canal to be cut further
    Aware of the ongoing drought potential across the country in this El Nino-hit year, the Panama Canal Authority has taken the decision to cut daily transits even further from the start of November. Hit by parched conditions for much of 2023, the administrators of the canal have slashed the maximum draft at the larger neopnamamax ...

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Lloyd's List web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • Ship accused of grain smuggling linked to UK-registered company
    San Cosmas - until recently known as Laodicea - continues to engage in suspicious activity in the Black Sea after flag, name...
  • Scorpio continues to cut finance costs with purchase of 21 leased vessels
    Scorpio Tankers continues to reduce financing costs. It is exercising purchase options on 21 product tankers, bringing the tally since...
  • Banks divided over climate ambition as Paris goals are postponed
    The Poseidon Principles were supposed to foster agreement about the subject of IMO emission targets. However, alignment to the 1.5°C...
  • The week in charts: Oil cap breach fails to stop compliant shipments from Russia | Limited interest in alternative fuel bulkers | Box spot rates slump
    CMA CGM boasts largest dual-fuel methanol boxship orderbook, VLGC rates ease from record-shattering highs, Russia's Danube offensive fails to dent...
  • Steady flow of ships sailing to Ukraine's sea ports
    After the new arrivals depart, nearly 270,000 tonnes of cargo will have been exported since mid-September
  • Shoreline offers to insure against costs of US pollution investigations
    Niche insurer Shoreline's new policy covers initial legal and inspection costs incurred in a US vessel pollution case, and operational...
  • Shippers face 'confusing jungle' of ETS surcharges
    The European Emissions Trading Scheme will come into effect from January. Carriers will apply surcharges, but to date only two...
  • The week in newbuildings: Dual fuel methanol orders ramp up
    Orders for dual-fuel methanol ships have been confirmed by CMA CGM and Diana Shipping
  • Another MSC boxship and pair of opaque ownership tankers sold for scrap
    The 24-year-old crude oil tankers Gulf Venture and Bradley have been sold on an 'as is' basis with delivery in Singapore
  • Economou discloses new stake in second Palios family-linked company
    Move follows clash over similar move on publicly listed tanker company Performance Shipping in the past month
  • Odjfell to test solid oxide fuel cell on chemical tanker
    Odfjell will start testing a solid oxide fuel cell on a chemical tanker to demonstrate that the technology can cut...
  • Panama makes further cuts to transits
    The Panama Canal is struggling with low water levels. The latest measures seek to reduce the number of ships waiting...
  • West coast dockworkers union files for bankruptcy protection
    The International Longshore and Warehouse Union filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, saying a decision by terminal operator ICTSI to...
  • Daily Briefing
    Fredriksen mulls Euronav share buyout in return for fleet | Chinese ship lessors look beyond mainstay as geopolitics and market...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • ILWU bankruptcy filing provides dramatic twist to long-running Portland dispute
    The financial health of the powerful International Longshore and Warehouse Union is in jeopardy as the union seeks to avoid paying $19 million in damages to a Portland terminal operator over disruptive job actions years ago.
  • Global MPV/HL fleet is "between technologies": carriers
    MPV newbuildings are being designed for higher cargo intake and improved efficiency, but any consensus on green fuels and propulsion systems remains elusive.
  • FMC mediation office ramps up help for US shippers seeking dispute relief
    Use of the little-known arm of the FMC comes as shippers are increasingly turning to US maritime regulators to perform a consumer protection function in the aftermath of pandemic-linked disruptions and broad shipping reform that became law 15 months ago.
  • US LTL carrier Estes hit by widespread systems outage
    A systems outage that has left less-than-truckload carrier Estes grappling with email, website and data exchange issues is the latest such incident to befall the logistics and transportation industry.
  • MC mediation office ramps up help for US shippers seeking dispute relief
    Use of the little-known arm of the FMC comes as shippers are increasingly turning to US maritime regulators to perform a consumer protection function in the aftermath of pandemic-linked disruptions and broad shipping reform that became law 15 months ago.
  • Asian air export rates rose in Q3 as cargo demand stabilized
    Rising airline costs and increasing air cargo demand over the last three months have largely insulated rate levels against a steady and significant increase in available air freight capacity.
  • Inland23: Mexico-to-Southeast intermodal service due to launch in late 2024
    CPKC and CSX hope the new joint service will boost volumes along the route, which is not a popular one for intermodal business.
  • Inland23: US-Mexico trucking costs rising with cross-border demand
    Cross-border trade with Mexico is one of the few hot spots in trucking, but fuel prices and other costs are putting more pressure on rates.
  • Inland23: Railroads vow service will remain strong when volume rebounds
    North American Class I railroads understand why shippers and logistics providers are skeptical about intermodal service, but they believe disruptions experienced in recent years will not happen again.

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TradeWinds web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • Jan de Nul orders extra-large cable-laying vessel from Chinese shipyard
    Belgian company has three cable-laying vessels in its fleet already
  • Maersk ship cuts short Greek trip after container catches fire
    Coastguards say situation is under control on boxship that turned around mid-sea to sail back to Piraeus
  • MSC prevails in first-ever US 'charge complaint' over congestion fees
    Dissenting commissioner argues liner giant should be found in violation of Shipping Act
  • Seatrium's yard in Brazil refinances debt with $500m ESG-linked loan
    Company plans to lower greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030
  • Glencore beats back most claims in 'bad bunkers' fight with Greek shipowner
    Judge allows dispute over breach of contract allegations, with $300,000 damage cap
  • Carbon-neutral 'breakthrough': Cargill, Minerva and team design bulker ready for wind and methanol
    Joint effort also includes Lloyd's Register and shipbuilder NACKS
  • Dockers union files for bankruptcy protection in face of $19m ICTSI lawsuit
    International Longshore and Warehouse Union says it has only $11.6m in assets
  • Podcast: Are electric cars getting a bad rap in ship fires?
    Audio edition of Green Seas looks at the role of battery-powered vehicles in shipping blazes
  • Euronav shares sliding in US trading ahead of expected Frontline deal
    Concerns over fate of minority shareholders could underlie downward momentum
  • Russia ramps up risks with non-ice class ships on Arctic route, says Poten & Partners
    Broker says the route has the potential for time and fuel savings, but there are limitations and risks
  • Two vessels detained amid Argentina-Paraguay toll spat
    Two countries battle over fees charged by Buenos Aires on the Parana River
  • Iranian crude exports set to rise further after sanctions-era record
    Iranian minister says increased US military presence has had no impact on sanctioned trading
  • Penningtons Manches hires latest Ince & Co departures
    More lawyers leave troubled law firm that is under investigation
  • Chemical carrier rate rally could clear path to Stolt Tankers IPO in 2024
    Clarksons Securities believes share price gains will follow from earnings rise
  • d'Amico International extends US reach with cross-trading filing
    Tanker owner applies for membership of OTCQX Best Market index to make US deals easier
  • Adam Polemis' New Shipping makes $14m on 21-year-old VLCC bought six years ago
    Greek shipowner has finally got veteran vessel off the books as prices firm
  • Wilhelmsen and ThyssenKrupp aim to disrupt maritime parts business with 3D printing venture
    Pelagus 3D strives for faster lead times, reduced costs and more resilience in spare parts supply chain
  • Chilean tycoon Andronico Luksic steps down from CSAV board
    Company was 'one of the most complex business challenges in which I have had to participate'
  • DOF buys three non-core PSVs from lenders to capitalise on better rates
    Boss Mons Aase says earnings and ship values expected to continue their positive trend
  • Bulker group Delta Corp finally sees the end in sight for desired public listing
    Bulker operator and logistics group announced intention to go public last year and hopes to be Nasdaq-listed by Christmas
  • Predictions for future of carbon capture market run wild as Norway piles in
    CCS potential is 'difficult for us to imagine today', Altera head says
  • Greece's Metrostar scores big on sale of tanker duo
    Deal talk comes as Theodore Angelopoulos-led company increases its focus on product carriers
  • Pennningtons Manches hires latest Ince & Co departures
    More lawyers leave troubled law firm which is under investigation
  • Pressure bears down on container market, but MSC keeps buying
    Lower benchmarks in all sizes as charter rates drop to their lowest for three years
  • TotalEnergies Marine Fuels piles into Itochu-led ammonia bunkering project
    Aim is to bring an ammonia-fuelled container ship to market in late 2020s
  • Gram adds $114m of revenue in five-year fix of panamax car carrier
    Norwegian owner says deal has been done at more than $62,000 per day
  • Tsuneishi stacks orderbook with methanol dual-fuelled container ships
    Buyer has not yet been disclosed
  • Subsea 7 closes on OneSubsea joint venture with SLB and Aker Solutions
    Oslo-listed offshore player will have 10% stake in new subsea effort
  • Owners react to weaker markets by slowing bulkers and container ships to record lows
    Clarksons Research says it is too early to assess impact of emissions regulations, but freight rates are certainly having an effect on speed
  • Poseidon Principles banks toughen up lending to align with Paris climate targets
    Group of 30 financial institutions agrees 'substantial' revision of reporting framework
  • Scorpio Tankers buying 22 product carriers out of leases as it fixes new finance
    Owner reveals string of deals as it seeks to lower financing costs
  • Shipbuilder Privinvest in court over $2bn bribery scandal
    Abu Dhabi-based group wins right to challenge immunity for Mozambique's president
  • 'Fuels competition? What fuels competition?' Green goals too hard for one-way bets
    Shipping so far behind in its decarbonisation targets that it can not ignore any alternative fuel source, experts argue at the TW Shipowners Forum
  • Nordic American talks up suezmaxes: 'The market is good for our ships'
    Herbjorn Hansson-led company says only six million-barrel tankers will join the fleet next year
  • Kristian Sorensen pockets $1.26m of share options as he becomes BW LPG CEO
    Former deputy chief executive takes over from Anders Onarheim at VLGC owner
  • Aframax tankers managed out of the UAE set to hit the beach at Alang
    Alang recyclers also scoop up Greek panamax bulker and MSC boxship as India leads on price by a large margin
  • LNG carrier ordering slows in third quarter but there is more to come in 2023
    Rest of this year will be 'all about Qatar', market watchers say
  • Libra Group invests in US LNG bunkering infrastructure
    Logothetis family outfit teams up with Pilot LNG to develop maiden facility in Gulf Coast and other units elsewhere
  • Louis Dreyfus to install bound4blue eSAILS on ro-ro fixed to Airbus
    Move part of its commitment to halve CO2 emissions from its maritime operations by 2030
  • Russia ramps up risks with non-ice class ships on Arctic route, says Poten
    Broker says the route has the potential for time and fuel savings, but there are limitations and risks

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American Shipper web site
OCTOBER 2, 2023
  • How a fight over 2 jobs bankrupted union of 40,000 dockworkers
    The Chapter 11 filing of the ILWU dockworkers union dates back to a dispute over two electrician jobs in Oregon a decade ago.
  • FedEx air fleet flies more in August
    August was a better month, but express carriers are still flying less than they were a year ago because of slow shipping demand.

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IMO resolution to stop the activity of shadow fleets used to circumvent sanctions
Exhortation to the approx states to scrupulously inspect ships carrying out ship-to-ship operations
The EU Commission has updated the European list of ship recycling facilities
Includes 45 yards, of which 26 are in the European Union
A ONE container of the ONE in failure in the Suez Canal
Naval traffic has not been interrupted
Hoekstra confirms the strategy to mitigate the impact of the ETS on EU ports, but specifies that monitoring will happen on an ongoing basis
MSC in talks to acquire French logistics company Clasquin
After obtaining 42% percent of the capital, an offer will be made for the remaining share
MCL Feeder Services will go under the ownership of Unifeeder
Both companies operate feeder services in the Mediterranean
Seaspan Corporation enters the Naval segment of the Pure Car and Truck Carrier
Will acquire garage ships that will be chartered to Hyundai Glovis
Project for the creation of an autonomous vehicle for combined road-rail transport
It is developed by the Glid Technologies that has signed an agreement with the Port of Woodland
Koper confirms the first container port of the Adriatic
Already exceeded the share of one million uneventful teu since the beginning of the year
Three ships attacked in the Red Sea
Tampa / London
Missiles and drones launched from the Houthi-controlled area. Intervention by the American destroyer "USS Carney"
In the third quarter, the transits of ocean vessels in the Panama Canal decreased by -4.4%
In the first nine months of 2023, shipping traffic fell by -3.3% percent.
The IMO Assembly elected the members of its Council for the biennium 2024-2025
On Thursday, the election of the president and vice president
BLS Cargo hopes for measures to support rail freight transport on the Rhine-Alps corridor
To penalize this mode are mainly the construction sites, the prices of rail tracks and energy.
On Tuesday in Livorno, the experimental phase of the Single Customs and Controls will be launched.
The system favours the coordinated and concurrent control of controls
Record shipping traffic for November in Suez Canal
2,264 ships transited (+ 4.3%)
Fincantieri will acquire Remazel Engineering
The Company specializes in the design and supply of highly customized and high complexity equipment topside equipment
FEPORT, ETA, EMPA and ECASBA are urging the EU Commission to assess without delay the negative impact on European ports of the extension of the ETS to shipping
In the third quarter, the turnover index of the transport services marked a negative trend.
The conjunctural variation is nothing
In the third quarter the port of Tanger Med has handled more than 2.2 million containers (+ 13%)
GPH has detected shares of Royal Caribbean in cruise terminals at ports in Barcelona, Malaga, Singapore and Lisbon
The American group has sold 38% percent of the capital of Barcelona Port Investments to Global Ports Holding.
Meeting in Gioia Tauro ahead of the establishment of the Agency for Port Work
Joy Tauro
It will have to take over the Gioia Tauro Port Agency, whose deadline is set at the end of January.
Italy is out of China's Belt and Road Initiative
Merlo (Federlogistics) : good for ports and logistics, but also for our shipbuilding industry
At Logiport (Grimaldi) the management of the new Darsena ferry Civitavecchia
Above the offer of the Livorno Terminal Marittimo
Uniport presents its strategy to make ports the engine of growth
Legora de Feo : our sector needs today a systemic view of port policies
PSA Italy is set to close 2023 with a traffic of more than two million containers
The volumes in Venice are growing. In Genoa, there is an increase in activity at Sech and a decline in Pra.
Nicolò Iguera is the new president of YoungShip Italy
Renewed the Governing Council for the biennium 2023-25
TX Logistik finalized the acquisition of Exploris Deutschland Holding
Established the second operator of iron freight transport in Germany
SIOT-TAL will invest 44.4 million euros in upgrading of Trieste's Terminale Marino
Work entrusted to the Fincantieri Infrastructure Works Maritime Works
Agostinelli, well the search for Salvini of broader convergences on the proposal for the ETS moratorium
Joy Tauro
The President of the AdSP reiterated the risks to the port of Gioia Tauro
European Council of Transport, not addressing the theme of the risk of loss of competitiveness of transhipment ports caused by EU ETS
No response to the concerns expressed by Cyprus, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Malta and Portugal
ACGM confirms no to the constitution of an agency for the provision of temporary port work in Taranto
Following the march back of the AdSP, antitrust will not propose an appeal to the TAR
Maersk will enhance its facilities and logistical activities in Southeast Asia
Planned investment of more than 500 million
In the port of Valletta the first supply to an electric power ship of the ground network
To equip the five quays of the cold ironing terminal, 49.9 million euros have been invested.
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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
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- country
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Agreement of the Italian Academy of Mercantile-De Wave in the field of shipbuilding
Collaboration for the training of technicians for the supervision and installation of facilities on ships
Anthony Veder-Accelleron agreement for assistance to turbochargers of 13 ships
Agreement based on a fixed fee applied to effective hours of operation
Ellerman seals a slot agreement with MSC related to transatlantic shipping routes
It will enter into force on the first January
AdSP of the Northern Adriatic, the Management Committee approves the third change in budget
Confirmed the adjustment of 25.15% of maritime demanial canons for 2024
Revamped the North East Confectural Steering
Paolo Salvaro confirmed to the presidency, while Manuel Scortegagna was appointed vice president.
GNV starts a new recruiting campaign
The first date on Monday and Tuesday in Naples
Logistics group Public Spinelli publishes its first Sustainability Budget
Ok the transfer of the concession of Terminal Ferry Barcelona to the Grimaldi Group
Barcelona / Naples
Deliberation by the Catalan Port Authority after the green light of the antitrust authority
The IMO assembly unanimously confirms the appointment of Velasco as secretary general
The term, lasting four years, will begin next January.
Launched in Ancona the cruise ship Viking Vela
It will be delivered at the end of 2024
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
Conference on changes in port logistics
It will be held in the first December in Ravenna
Conference of Uniport on the future of Italian portuality
It will be held on December 5 in Rome
››› Meetings File
Ports cyber hack reveals Australia's 'vulnerability' to attack
(The New Daily)
Economy Minister: Anaklia port project developing “according to plan”, “no delays” in deadlines
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Mario Mattioli
Roma, 27 ottobre 2023
››› File
Port of the Spezia, signed the contract for the realization of the new pier cruises
The Spezia
Expected two benches of the length of 393 and 339 meters
d' Amico International Shipping will become part of the FTSE Italia Mid Cap Index
Includes the 60 companies with the largest market capitalization listed on the MTA and MIV markets of Borsa Italiana
Santi Casciano appointed CEO of the Going Gateway and Reefer Terminal
Go Ligure
Will take office on December 15
Rexi : signed the conventions with 12 interports for more than 11 million intended for completion of the network
The notice for an additional eight million euros will be published shortly.
Saipem has awarded two offshore contracts worth about 1.9 billion
Are related to activities in Guyana and in Brazil
At the port of Spezia it has been facilitated access to LNG-powered merchant ships
The Spezia
The soak of these units is governed by an Ordinance of the Capitanery in Porto
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