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July 6, 2023

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Exim India web site
JULY 6, 2023
  • China United Lines announces upgrade to its China Indian Subcontinent Service
  • Global container shipping outlook: Pressure mounts amid flood of new capacity
  • Manjit Singh Saini takes charge as SCI's new Director (P&A)
  • OOCL update for Q2 & H1
  • IMO mulls penalty on shipping firms for GHG emissions
  • Maersk's new Warehousing & Distribution and Cold Store facility in Dubai
  • PSA International to acquire minority stake in Duisburg Gateway Terminal
  • Report shows many G20 export restrictions remain in place, including on food & fertilisers
  • Major Ports' traffic dips in June
  • India's ops at Chabahar port commercially viable, says Minister
  • India, Russia keen to make Vladivostok-Chennai route operational
  • Import duty cut on soybean urged
  • Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India celebrates Gala Dinner to honour AMTOI Legends on AMTOI Day
  • India asks IMO to focus on a 5 pc zero carbon marine fuel mix by 2030
  • India open to FTAs with African countries: Goyal

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International Transport Journal web site
JULY 6, 2023
  • Looking south
  • Golden 22%
  • Lobito-Atlantic railway in Angola soon in operation
  • Röhlig Logistics picks Simon Albrecht
  • A new strategic associate for Cargo IQ
  • Cargo-Partner opens hub in Turkey
  • Multiple factors driving decarbonisation
  • PIL's new service sets sail
  • Bruna Ventura to be managing director for Brazil
  • The first ten (or 50)
  • Simon Hegele acquires 75% of CST Transport
  • HHPI to rent 110 more wagons
  • Philippine ports see container throughput rise
  • Gebrüder Weiss: new chair for supervisory board
  • King Abdulaziz Port hits another record
  • Online Systemlogistik banking on "Green Cargo"
  • Electric cargo bikes to supply bakeries
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Maastricht Aachen Airport unveils upgraded runway

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The Loadstar web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • Cyber attack cripples Nagoya port operations
  • CMA CGM hikes rates even as record ultra-large newbuild tonnage sails in
  • US & Europe: 'Top 8' - for whom the earnings bell tolls the hardest
  • 'Another nail in the coffin' - congestion on Canada's west coast
  • CMA CGM pilots strike over working conditions, amid doubts over CEO's future
  • MSC or not, look at Wilson Sons - M&A arbitrage signs...
  • 'China+1' reshoring trend could provide a fillip for air freight
  • OOCL the most efficient carrier on USEC-Far East tradelane
  • MEPC 80: Emission target tension rises as NGOs and protest groups pile in
  • Evergreen looks closer to home to replace ageing feeders
  • Bank seizes €1m after DB Schenker fails to pay drivers compensation

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Marine Log web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • BOEM approves first N.J. offshore wind farm, Ocean Wind 1
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management has issued its Record of Decision (ROD) approving the plan for construction and operations of Ørsted's Ocean Wind 1. To be located about 13 nautical miles
  • San Francisco Bar Pilots take delivery of new Camarc 22
    The San Francisco Bar pilots have recently taken delivery of a new pilot boat from Snow & Company, Seattle. Called Golden Gate, it is the latest all-aluminum pilot vessel in the Camarc
  • B.C. ports labor dispute drags on
    While the U.S. West Coast ports labor dispute last month reached a point where a tentative labor agreement could be reached, there's as yet no sign of any such breakthrough in Canada's

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Container News web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • Two on duty security personnel died at Chittagong port yards
    Two on-duty security personnel died in Chittagong port this week, one being hit by a straddle carrier while the other died after feeling ill. Of the two deceased, one namely Zayed Miah is a member of Bangladesh Ansar and VDP, a paramilitary auxiliary force. He was deployed in the port area on deputation to ensure the security of containers and persons enter in the area. The other one Mahbubur Rah
  • MSC builds 1 million TEU lead over Maersk
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has extended its capacity lead over Maersk Line, 1.5 years after surpassing its Danish rival as the largest liner operator. Following aggressive newbuilding orders, long-term vessel charters and acquisitions of secondhand vessels, MSC's fleet now stands at around 5.13 million TEUs, nearly 1 million TEUs more than Maersk Line's 4.14 million TEUs. In its report,
  • SCFI rises for first time in four weeks
    Shanghai Shipping Exchange (SSE) reported that the composite Shanghai Containerized Freight Index (SCFI) closed at 953.6 points in Week 26. More specifically, rising 3.2% from the previous week, the composite index increased for the first time in four weeks due to double-digit growth in spot rates from Shanghai to North America. Moreover, spot rates for ex-Shanghai container exports showed unfavo
  • Evergreen, PIL, CULines and RCL launch revamped intra-Asia service
    Pacific International Lines (PIL), Regional Container Lines (RCL), China United Lines (CUL) and Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC) launched a revamped weekly direct service connecting key ports in China, Singapore, the West Coast of India and Pakistan. PIL names the service China-Subcontinent Express service (CSE) and it will commence on 17 July 2023 from the port of Shanghai. The service will be operat
  • Maersk opens new Cold Store facility in Dubai
    Maersk has announced the launch of a new Cold Store facility spread over 13,000 m² at Dubai Industrial City, a member of TECOM Group PJSC, to serve the fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector. Maersk said its third warehousing & distribution (W&D) facility in Dubai is "strategically located when it comes to connectivity to Jebel Ali Port, Al Maktoum International Airport, direct road access acro
  • PSA becomes shareholder in Duisburg Gateway Terminal
    Singapore-based port and terminal operator PSA International has agreed to purchase a 22% share in Germany's Duisburg Gateway Terminal GmbH (DGT). The agreement is subject to approval by competition and regulatory authorities in Germany. When the purchase is completed, PSA will join Hupac, HTS, and duisport as shareholders in DGT. DGT will be a container terminal in the Port of Duisburg and is ex
  • OOCL reports significant revenue decline amid steady box volumes
    COSCO-owned Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) reported total revenues of US$1.98 billion for the second quarter, translating to a huge year-on-year 62.6% decrease, while the company's revenues for the first six months of 2023 fell by 60.2% to US$4.15 billion. On the other hand, the total number of liftings grew slightly by 1.3% in the second quarter of the year reaching 1.86 million TEUs. Add
  • Valenciaport and Illescas Town Council ink multimodal station deal
    José Manuel Tofiño, mayor of Illescas Town Council, and Joan Calabuig, president of the Port Authority of Valencia (PAV), signed a Protocol for the collaborative promotion of the Iberum multimodal central platform's future rail freight terminal. The initiative includes the intention of the parties to form a majority public company (50% between the City Council and the Port Authority of Valencia)
  • CMA CGM upgrades rail service in Germany
    CMA CGM has announced the expansion of its rail service in Germany to serve the Ruhr area, particularly Duisburg and its surroundings. The updated Rail Shuttle will follow the following route: Rotterdam (Netherlands) - Duisburg D3T (Germany) - Rotterdam. The French transportation company said the upgraded service is effective from July and offers a rail shuttle with three weekly departures from/
  • Tianjin Port records steady growth in container throughput
    China's Tianjin Port, located on the Bohai Sea, handled over 9.12 million TEUs of containers in the first five months of this year, up 7.7% year-on-year. Moreover, the Chinese port's cargo throughput totalled 231 million tonnes in the January-May period, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.4%, told Chu Bin, chairman of Tianjin Port (Group), in a press briefing. Chu Bin said that Tianjin por
  • ICTSI launches new decarbonisation roadmap
    International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is moving towards a more sustainable future with the launch of a new climate change initiative. ICTSI aims to create a roadmap to set decarbonisation targets for the entire ICTSI Group to include all terminals, covering Scope 1 (direct emissions) and Scope 2 (indirect emissions from generation of purchased electricity). The global port opera
  • MSC giant boxships continue calling at Port of Sines
    MSC Michel Cappellini, one of MSC's giant container vessels with a box capacity of 24,346 TEUs, called at the Port of Sines' Container Terminal. The Portuguese port continues to set records and maintains a regular presence on the route of mega container carriers with capacities exceeding 24,000 TEUs, having received the 24,116 TEU MSC Tessa in April that handled around 4,000 boxes in port. MSC Te
  • UK Chamber of Shipping reacts to inclusion of shipping in domestic emissions trading scheme
    The UK Chamber of Shipping has called for funds raised from the inclusion of domestic shipping in the UK's Emission Trading Scheme to help not hinder the drive to net zero. In response to the announcement that domestic shipping will be included in the UK's Emission Trading Scheme (ETS) beginning in 2026, a representative for the UK Chamber of Shipping stated: "This announcement is a significant s
  • Maersk ceases calling Melbourne on Southern Star service
    Maersk has decided to remove the port of Melbourne from the Southern Star service rotation, returning to its standard rotation. Effective from mid-July, the updated Southern Star rotation will be Tanjung Pelepas (Malaysia) - Singapore - Sydney (Australia) - Tauranga (New Zealand) - Napier (New Zealand) - Lyttleton (New Zealand) - Port Chalmers (New Zealand) - Tanjung Pelepas The first vessel with
  • bound4blue installs two 17-meter-high eSAILs® on general cargo ship
    The wind propulsion company bound4blue placed two eSAILs on the Amasus-owned Eems Traveller, a 2,850 deadweight tonnage (DWT) general cargo vessel. The eSAIL suction sail system depends on the utilisation of a thick aerodynamic profile and smart suction to boost propulsive efficiency, resulting in a system that produces seven times the lift of an airplane wing. These sails are supposed to represe
  • Container Throughput Index marks slight increase in May
    Container Throughput Index of the RWI-Leibniz Institute for Economic Research and the Institute of Shipping Economics and Logistics (ISL) reached 123.4 points in May, an increase of 1.1 points from 122.3 points in April. More specifically, it marked the fourth consecutive month of growth in container throughput. At the same time, it has not yet reached the level of the summer of last year. Additi

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Splash web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • PSA snaps up Duisburg terminal stake
    Singapore-based terminal operator PSA International has agreed to acquire a 22% of Germany's Duisburg Gateway Terminal (DGT) currently under construction at Europe's top inland port. With an area of 235,000 sq m, DGT will be the largest and the first 100% climate-neutral container terminal in the European hinterland when completed. The first construction phase is ...
  • BW Ideol firms up France-backed project development spinoff
    BW Group's floating wind company, BW Ideol, will spin off its project development activities into a new company backed by up to €40m from French state-owned financier ADEME Investissement. The deal will see BW Ideol transfer its co-development project portfolio to BW Ideol Projects Company with ADEME initially investing €17,85m. Subsequent capital injections will be ...
  • Gram Car Carriers offloads two smaller ships for $43.5m
    Norway's Gram Car Carriers (GCC) has taken advantage of "historically high" secondhand values to cash in on two smaller and older vessels. The Oslo-listed third-largest tonnage provider within the car carrier segment with 19 owned ships has sold the 1996-built 1,000 ceu Viking Princess and the 2010-built 2,000 ceu Viking Constanza to an undisclosed European ...
  • Monjasa reveals Singapore bunker tankers move
    Danish bunker supplier Monjasa is expanding its fleet in Asia, with plans to bring in three tankers to the world's top bunkering port this year. The company, which supplies 1m tonnes of marine fuels across Asia each year, has already deployed one tanker to service Singapore, and two further ships are expected to join later ...
  • Valaris adds five more deals worth $150m to backlog
    Offshore drilling company Valaris has raked in new contracts for three of its rigs worth around $150m. Valaris said that it won two deals for one of its semi-submersibles while the remaining three deals were for two jack-up drilling rigs. The company received a two-well contract with Anadarko Petroleum, a wholly owned subsidiary of Occidental, ...
  • Ransomware attack cripples Japan's biggest port
    The Port of Nagoya in Japan has become the latest big name in maritime to be hit by a ransomware attack. A crippling system glitch was detected on Tuesday morning, after which the port has been unable to load and unload containers from trailers. An investigation has been launched into the attack, which according to ...
  • Baker Hughes supporting Equinor's Brazilian FPSO construction
    Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes has been hired by one of the world's largest FPSO players Modec as a supplier for Equinor's BM-C-33 project off Brazil. Baker Hughes said that it would supply gas technology equipment for the BM-C-33 FPSO. More precisely, turbomachinery equipment including LM2500 gas turbine generators and steam turbine generator technology. The ...
  • Island Drilling semisub secures more work in Equatorial Guinea
    Norwegian rig owner Island Drilling has seen two options exercised on its 2012-built semisub offshore Equatorial Guinea. Trident Energy has booked the rig for development drilling and workover adding another 85 days to the contracted work that should keep the unit busy for around three months. The campaign is planned to start in September or ...
  • CMA CGM drops Containerships brand name
    CMA CGM has dropped the Containerships brand, with all of the Finish subsidiary's services coming under the unified CMA CGM name. The French liner giant acquired Containerships from Finland's Container Finance in 2018 and retained the brand for its intra-European services. In 2019, CMA CGM merged its two shortsea specialists, Containerships and MacAndrews, under one ...
  • Equinor extends Transocean rig stay in Norway until early 2026
    Norway's Equinor has exercised six one-well options for one of Transocean's harsh environment semi-submersible drilling rigs. The drilling rig in question is the Cat D rig which has been working for Equinor since its delivery in 2015. It was supposed to end its eight-year contract with the Norwegian energy major in December 2023 but a ...
  • Esvagt and Ørsted double up on methanol-powered SOVs
    Denmark's offshore shipping player Esvagt and offshore wind giant Ørsted have sealed a deal for a second methanol-powered service operation vessel (SOV). Esvagt is already building a 93-m-long SOV in Turkey, set to enter service by the end of 2024 at the world's largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea 2, off the UK's east coast. The ...
  • Masdar set to take slice of Iberdrola's German wind farm
    Spanish electric utility company Iberdrola is reportedly set to form a strategic tie-up with Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar to jointly develop a 476 MW wind farm in the German Baltic Sea. According to Spanish business daily Expansión, the duo has signed an exclusivity agreement that could see Masdar take up to 49% stake ...
  • Mintra acquires online maritime training firm Seably
    Norwegian provider of digital learning and human capital management systems, Mintra, has acquired Swedish online maritime training firm Seably. The Bergen-based firm said the move highlights its "accelerated growth" in the global maritime sector and is the next step in the strategic goal of rapid market share increase. "This is a significant milestone for our ...
  • Watered-down final text from MEPC on the cards
    Midway through this week's crucial Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) gathering and there is now a very real risk of member states of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) failing to deliver clear goals and economic measures to decarbonise shipping. MEPC80 was expected to bring the industry revised green targets for 2030 and 2050 as well ...
  • Wrecked bulker off Gibraltar lifted onto semi-sub
    The removal of the wreck of the bulker has kicked off with both sections of the hull being placed on the semi-submersible vessel Fjord. The removal of the vessel from Gibraltar waters comes some 10 months after it collided with an LNG carrier in late August 2022. Surveys of the seabed are underway to ensure ...
  • MSC bags Sinokor resales
    Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), the world's largest containerline, has pounced for a pair of boxship resales in South Korea. Alphaliner is reporting MSC has bought two Sinokor 8,000 teu ships under construction at Hyundai Heavy Industries, paying $100m per unit for the vessels which will deliver in the first half of next year. The two ...
  • No sign of a truce on the Canadian west coast
    Day five of the port strikes across the Canadian west coast and the calls for the federal government to intervene are growing. Talks between maritime employers and the union involved are deadlocked over maintenance work, both sides say. Canada's branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) started the strike on Saturday. The ILWU's ...
  • Shipowners need a new approach to green finance
    Environmental performance is an increasing focus in all financing discussions, so shipowners need a clear decarbonisation strategy to secure funding, says Sean McLaughlin, strategy consultant at Houlder. Understanding financial incentives and disincentives is key to navigating shipping's decarbonisation transition, yet many shipowners, as well as clean technology and clean fuel providers, can fin
  • Yangzijiang buys ultramax at auction
    YZJ Shipping, the shipowning arm of Yangzijiang Shipbuilding, has put more of its money into its fleet. The outfit has tabled $28.9m for the three-year-old 61,000 dwt ultramax, Great Spirit, a ship built at Dalian COSCO KHI. The Wah Kwong-controlled ship was sold via an online auction, basis delivery end of the year. Yangzijiang diversified ...

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Lloyd's List web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • Gram Car Carriers cashes in on high asset values as it offloads PCTC pair
    Oslo-listed non-operating owner of pure car and truck carriers is taking advantage of high asset values of secondhand tonnage to...
  • Chevron-managed tanker shot at off Oman
    The US Navy said it intervened to stop Iran from seizing two tankers on Wednesday. The motive behind the attacks...
  • Marine insurers prepare for possible collapse of Black Sea grain corridor deal
    Underwriters still ready to cover risks for the right premium, which past precedent suggests could be up to 5%-10% of...
  • No shortage of purge-worthy vessels in Panama detention list, but is it willing to pay the price?
    A Lloyd's List analysis of Panama-flagged ships detained between 2020-2022 shows the largest flag registry should have plenty of tonnage...
  • Ukraine warns IMO of Black Sea ballast water dangers after dam explosion
    The Black Sea faces an environmental catastrophe as polluted freshwater from the Kakhovka dam explosion impacts coastal biodiversity and spreads...
  • New ECAs planned in North-East Atlantic and Canadian Arctic
    The proposed Emission Control Area in the North-East Atlantic for sulphur oxide, particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions would link...
  • Costamare attracts Maersk's Lund for chief commercial officer job
    Lund was with Costamare for prior stint in Singapore
  • China's Bestway and Yangzijiang affiliate team up on newbuild order
    Delivery of the bulker vessel is slated for June 2024, with that of the containerships set to start a year...
  • MSC continues clear-out of old ships as it sells ninth boxship for recycling
    A total of 31 containerships have been sold for scrap so far this year with a combined capacity of around...
  • Pacific Islands disappointed in disinformation surrounding the GHG levy
    Representatives of two Pacific Islands said they were disappointed to see the disinformation regarding the levy, suggesting they are open...
  • Daily Briefing
    Developing countries pushing back on GHG levy at IMO | Environmental groups say IMO talks 'already failing' as climate change...
  • Backlash over call for global interim guidelines for marine biofuels
    India tells International Maritime Organization that some flag states are already assigning biofuels with a zero-emission conversion factor when calculating...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • New capacity wave heading for trans-Pac trade: Sea-Intelligence
    The long-anticipated wave of container ship newbuildings will hit the water by the end of August, despite a weak cargo market that threatens to keep the new ships underutilized.
  • Duisburg terminal stake extends PSA reach into Europe
    The global port operator is bolstering its multimodal supply chain capabilities with an investment that increases its already significant presence in the region.
  • UPS, Teamsters break off contract talks
    UPS and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are battling on the brink of a potential strike, with both sides claiming the other has walked away from the negotiating table.
  • First-half revenue, earnings contract sharply at Cosco, OOCL
    The extent to which the rapidly cooling container shipping market is hurting China's main carriers is likely to be repeated across the industry as reporting season approaches.
  • Vancouver, Prince Rupert face protracted port strike as talks stalemate
    Canadian business groups are pleading for Parliament to return to Ottawa and pass back-to-work legislation to end the ILWU Canada strike, but it will likely take days for the upper and lower houses to pass such legislation, if they heed the call.

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TradeWinds web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • Baltic Dry Index falls below 1,000 points as steel market weakens
    Iron ore exports from Brazil and other countries rise as capesize futures pull back
  • Costamare chief executive buys into Seanergy in latest shipowner-on-shipowner move
    Greek container ship and bulker company had been one of the names rumoured to be interested in Eagle Bulk, but its investment dollars surface elsewhere
  • US Navy thwarts Iran's attempt to seize two tankers as vessel damaged in attack
    Transportation Recovery Fund vessel approached as Central Command confirms Chevron ship struck near crew quarters
  • From well to wake: How fuels' lifecycle emissions are key to IMO greenhouse gas debate
    Our Green Seas environment newsletter explores the important IMO decision that is grabbing fewer headlines than a carbon levy
  • Shipowner-operator Seapeak says time-charter length shift is 'positive'
    Company eyeing FSRUs, CO2 carriers and is embarking on a first onboard carbon capture and storage systems trial
  • Seapeak steps from Teekay family shadow into Stonepeak skin
    LNG carrier shipowner busy on newbuilding tenders with consideration of steam ships set to start in 2024
  • Peter Lund comes full circle, returning to Costamare in senior role
    A small but growing armada of northern European shipping executives is making landfall in Athens and Piraeus
  • OOCL revenue slashed 63% as container ship descent continues
    Hong Kong line gives first indication of how weaker market has affected players in the second quarter
  • German and Dutch shipowners place $630m punt on feeder container ships
    Tonnage providers funnel earnings into methanol-ready container ships
  • Japan's biggest port hit by ransomware attack
    Container terminal's operating system has been impacted by the attack
  • Levy row takes its toll on IMO decarbonisation talks
    Regulator remains split over carbon pricing and compensation packages for developing countries
  • Edda Wind fixes last open ship on enormous wind farm project
    One of the company's three commissioning service operation vessels will work on the Dogger Bank Wind Farm
  • MR tanker spot rates down 35% in 2023 but shipowners keep faith in fundamentals
    Concordia Maritime boss Erik Lewenhaupt says term deals have also edged down
  • Monjasa bringing in three more tankers as it expands into Singapore
    Danish shipping and fuel group making its debut in biggest global hub
  • Iranian navy reported to have fired shots at laden Chevron VLCC off Oman
    Bahamas-flag ship increased speed and adjusted course during incident on Wednesday
  • LNG carrier newbuilding orders keep rolling in with busy second half envisaged
    The tally for the first half of 2023 is a fraction of orders contracted in the same period last year, but more deals are set to be inked
  • 'Suspicious approach' reported as shots fired at laden Chevron VLCC off Oman
    Bahamas-flag ship increased speed and adjusted course during incident on Wednesday
  • Japan's Nagoya port hit by ransomware attack
    Container terminal's operating system has been impacted by the attack
  • Comment: No time for complacency as volatility fuels crime spike
    Despite the Covid pandemic, Russia's war in Ukraine and global shocks, maritime crime continues to thrive
  • SSY adds new face as it appoints a first head of LNG research
    Company's specialised LNG team boosted to 13 with new hire
  • South Korea's KSOE clinches $1.2bn FPU deal from Woodside amid spate of orders
    Hyundai Group holding company has also announced deals for two LNG carriers, two LPG ships and four car carriers this week
  • Russia dismisses 'Western propaganda' aimed at saving Black Sea grain deal
    Moscow snubs overtures about easing some sanctions to save the Ukraine grain deal
  • Navy guards foil pirates boarding chemical tanker off Guinea
    Security personnel alerted after crew member spotted boat with a ladder at the stern of the vessel
  • Havila Kystruten nears ship delivery as financing deals fall into place
    Norwegian cruise ship owner signs term sheet on €305m private debt placement and looks to raise more
  • Gibraltar bulker wreck removal finally completed
    Broken hull section will be shipped to the Netherlands for recycling
  • Probe begins as two Russian seafarers die on vessel in Bulgaria
    Crew members were found in cargo hold of dredger at the port of Varna
  • Maersk and Volvo commit to biodiesel for transport of car parts
    Danish and Swedish groups to swap fossil fuels for biodiesel to cut emissions by 28,000 tonnes
  • Major shipping companies commit to 'book and claim' system for voluntary green freight market
    Oldendorff Carriers, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express and more pursue inserting mechanism but acknowledge challenges
  • Pareto tips Siem Offshore for dividends in 2025 after 'comfortable' refinancing
    Investment bank backing Kristian Siem company as a consolidator in the sector
  • First look: BW LNG unveils pros and cons of onboard CCS
    Technology lends itself to large gas-burning vessels such as LNG carriers but will it become standard for the future world trading fleet?
  • Sinokor bags $200m from sale of neo-panamax container ship brace
    Leading South Korean owner also busy taking boxships being relet by Asian liner operators
  • Will the Indian subcontinent's ship recyclers meet Hong Kong deadline?
    GMS sustainability expert Dr Anand Hiremath airs concerns over Pakistan meeting the Hong Kong Convention's requirements

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American Shipper web site
JULY 5, 2023
  • Dockworkers strike continues at Canada's West Coast ports
    More than 7,400 dockworkers in Canada remain on strike Wednesday after labor contract negotiations with their employer have stalled.

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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%
US Secretary to the Navy enthusiastic about the acquisition of Philly Shipyard by Hanwha
US Secretary to the Navy enthusiastic about the acquisition of Philly Shipyard by Hanwha
He is the first Korean shipbuilder to land on American shores and-he specified-I am sure it will not be the last
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)
The Danish group SGL buys Brazilian Blu Logistics Brasil
Agreement to acquire the entire share capital
Saipem, commits for offshore activities in Azerbaijan
In programme activity in the Azerbaijani waters of the Caspian Sea
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
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
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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
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- country
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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
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
MSC ready to acquire 15% of ADR in Genoa Airport
The shipowner group has submitted a binding proposal to buy
Fincantieri will build a fourth NFS submarine for the Italian Navy Navy
Commits of the value of 500 million euros
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.
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
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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
They rise to 88 the companies associated with Assiterminal
Membership of seven new companies
Brothers Cosulich acquired the genovese Slavetti Enzo
It operates in the field of production and sales of hardware products for the shipbuilding and nautical industry
Likely sinking of the renaissance Tutor attacked by the Houthis
Signaled the sighting at sea of debris and hydrocarbon chiaths
EU Council agrees to its position on new regulation on the European Maritime Safety Agency
Also adopted the general approach on the regulation on the use of the capacity of the railway infrastructure
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