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November 9, 2023

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Exim India web site
NOVEMBER 9, 2023
  • CONCOR extends seamless electronic filing system to all its EXIM terminals
  • U.S. government's development finance institution to fund Adani Ports' Colombo terminal
  • APM Terminals Pipavav's standalone net profit rises 52 pc in Q2
  • Over 4 decades with 'SIR' Vaishnav Puri
  • Vessel utilisation declining further
  • Global shipping seeing spike in freight costs due to war
  • Introduction of Centralized Video Conference Facility at DGFT Headquarters
  • AD Ports Group acquires 10 offshore vessels
  • MR trans-Atlantic freight rates seen rising
  • FTA with UK not before Dec.: Reports
  • Update on P&I letter for vessels carrying petroleum products in Turkey
  • GDP growth in Q2 seen higher than RBI's estimate
  • Potatoes being exported to Bangladesh

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International Transport Journal web site
NOVEMBER 9, 2023
  • US intermodal offer extended
  • Hactl: an early adopter of the SBTI scheme
  • Germany's rail industry is growing - abroad
  • A new head for logistics and distribution
  • Record highs for ICTSI earnings
  • ATSG: Joe Hete back in action
  • FedEx launches new Vietnam service
  • Appeal against Gateway Basel Nord approved
  • Pay-per-use for electric lorries
  • A step across the Baltic Sea for Hellmann
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Air Charter Service opens up in New Delhi
  • WCA World appoints two new directors
  • DP World's investment in London Gateway
  • Pilot project for e-trucks to start in Florida
  • MLP's second logistics park near Berlin

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The Loadstar web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • MSC and Maersk unwind transatlantic fleets as rates hit new low
  • East coast dockers' union signals strike before contract talks start
  • Harsh lesson to M�rsk - with love from DHL
  • Financial battering for DHL GF in Q3 - 'but we expected that'
  • Happy 5th Birthday Premium - welcome DeskOne!
  • Larger forwarders losing air freight market share to smaller rivals
  • India designs '40 by 30' initiative to boost flagging garment exports
  • As cargo volumes crash, FedEx pilots urged to fly passengers instead
  • No staff cuts at Yang Ming - 'it would be too harsh to lay off employees now'

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Marine Log web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • Seaside LNG to start Galveston bunkering operation
    Seaside LNG has reached a term bunkering agreement with Carnival Corporation & plc that will see it fuel the first LNG powered cruise ship to homeport in Galveston, Texas, the Carnival Jubilee.
  • Vale goes for world's largest wind propulsion installation yet
    In the latest example of how leading charterers are pushing shipping decarbonization forward, Brazilian mining giant Vale S.A. is to install five rotor sails from London-headquartered Anemoi Marine Technologies Ltd onboard the
  • Celebrity Cruises takes delivery of Celebrity Ascent
    Celebrity Ascent officially joined Royal Caribbean Group's Celebrity Cruises' fleet today as company officials took delivery of the brand's newest ship at the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard in St. Nazaire, France. The
  • FERRIES 2023: Battery options for ferries panel discussion
    Back in August, it was announced that longtime Incat Tasmania customer Buquebús followed through on its plan to switch a 130-meter ferry under construction at the shipyard from LNG to all-electric propulsion.

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Container News web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • HMM organises tree plantation drive in India
    South Korean shipping company HMM organised a tree plantation drive in collaboration with Green Yatra, a leading environmental NGO, as a part of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activity. HMM's CSR action took place on 14 October at the State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) Campus in Goregaon, Mumbai, India. In this plantation drive, HMM planted 1,000 plants, more than 40 types of species and us
  • Konecranes supports Jingjin Equipment expansion with 35 new cranes
    Konecranes secured an order in August for 35 CXT overhead cranes from Jingjin Equipment Inc., a Chinese filter press manufacturer. These cranes consist of 5-ton and 10-ton CXT single girder cranes, 30-ton CXT double girder cranes, and a 5-ton CXT semi gantry crane. They will be deployed at Jingjin Equipment's recently established manufacturing plant in Dezhou, China, where they will support the p
  • Shippeo and BuyCo collaborate to provide container visibility and control
    Shippeo, a digital supply chain visibility company, and BuyCo, a container shipping software platform, have established a strategic partnership to provide shippers with total visibility and control throughout the whole container shipping process, from early planning and booking to real-time tracking. Shippeo and BuyCo aim to use this collaboration to help large-volume shippers optimise processes,
  • The Ultimate Guide to Succeed in the Maritime Industry Through Writing an Outstanding Cover Letter
    The cover letter is an excellent way to boost your chances of success in any industry, and it would be unwise to ignore this simple but insanely effective trick. The maritime industry is no exception, but you must polish the essential skill of writing an outstanding cover letter first. We will discuss the primary concept of a cover letter, general guidelines for writing it, and additional tips an
  • Sohar Port and Freezone launches SOHAR Net Zero Alliance
    SOHAR Port and Freezone in collaboration with industrial tenants including OQ, Vale Oman Pelletising Company, Sohar Aluminium Company, Jindal Shadeed Iron & Steel, Al Tamman Indsil Ferrochrome (FZC) LLC, Shinas Generating Company, Sohar International Urea & Chemical Industries, Al Batinah Power and Air Liquide Sohar Industrial Gases officially announced the formation of SOHAR Net Zero Alliance (S
  • ICTSI increases revenues and profits in 2023 9M
    International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) reported unaudited consolidated financial results for the nine months of 2023 posting revenue from port operations of US$1.76 billion, an increase of 7% compared with the same period in 2022. ICTSI reported Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA) of US$1.11 billion, 7% higher than the US$1.04 billion generated
  • Ex-Busan export container rates increase
    KOBC Container Composite Index (KCCI) reached 1,284 points on 6 October, growing 7.09% from the previous week and continuing to increase for three weeks in a row. Freight rates for container exports from Busan rose on almost all trade lanes except those to Japan and China. KOBC also unveils indices for per-FEU spot rates on the 13 major trade routes from Busan, including those to North America an
  • Greeks and Chinese dominate global fleet market
    "The global fleet of cargo carrying ships consists of around 61,000 ships with a deadweight capacity of about 2,200 million tonnes. The ships owned by Greek and Chinese shipping companies contribute 34% of the total fleet's deadweight tonne capacity," says Niels Rasmussen, chief shipping analyst at BIMCO. Although consolidation has been significant within the container shipping segment, the overa
  • Piraeus Container Terminal completes Portchain Connect trial
    Greece's Piraeus Container Terminal (PCT) has concluded a trial phase with Portchain Connect, effectively showing PCT's potential in digitising the berth management process. With digital handshakes and safe data sharing, Piraeus Container Terminal will improve the quality and speed of its berth alignment with clients. PCT may now receive real-time schedule and move count updates directly from car
  • Substantial number of elderly boxships remain in fleet
    French consultancy Alphaliner said today that 20% of the global boxship fleet is aged 20 years and older. It is estimated that 1,200 vessels of the active fleet of 5,890 ships are aged at least 20 years, and this comprises about 2.9 million TEUs. Many of these older ships are relatively small, with only 314 vessels having capacities of 3,000 TEUs and above, while 886 vessels have capacities below
  • Scania, sennder launch new JV to drive e-truck adoption and decarbonise road logistics
    Scania CV AB, a worldwide company in transport solutions, and sennder Technologies GmbH, a European digital road freight forwarder, have established a new joint venture, called JUNA. In particular, the new partnership aims to promote electric solutions in road logistics throughout Europe and has already seen a successful launch in Germany. Its primary objective is to accelerate the widespread ado
  • Maersk announces rotation changes due to industrial actions at DP World terminals in Australia
    Maersk has announced that due to DP World's industrial action and berth availability delays in Melbourne, it will proceed with PANZ service port rotation change. The Danish carrier said the schedule for the 4,616 TEU vessel Cap Jackson will be updated and the boxhsip will now call Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne then Tauranga, to mitigate the delay to the onward schedule. The following is the propose
  • New freight terminal opens at Dublin Port
    Dublin Port Company (DPC) has announced the opening of T4, a newly redeveloped RoRo freight terminal, costing €127 million (around US$135 million). The terminal, which was self-financed by DPC and delivered on time and on budget, was officially launched by Ireland's Minister of State, Jack Chambers, TD. T4 is the first of three major capital development projects under DPC's Masterplan to boost Du
  • Freeport of Riga adds new berth at Baltic Container Terminal
    Construction works are underway in Kundzinsala at the Baltic Container Terminal (BCT), the largest box terminal of the Port of Riga, with the underwater works for the construction of a new berth section having been completed. At the end of the project, the process of loading and unloading cargo at the terminal will be accelerated, increasing the terminal's operational efficiency and commercial co
  • Hapag-Lloyd applies new congestion surcharge in South Africa
    Hapag-Lloyd announced that a new congestion surcharge will be applied to all dry containers transported to South Africa from 8 December. The new surcharge will be US$200, US$400, and US$400, per 20' dry container, 40' dry box and 40' high cube container, respectively. The post appeared first on Container News .

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Splash web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • SFL clinches Maersk charter extension and vessel upgrades deal with Hapag-Lloyd
    John Fredriksen's SFL Corporation has bagged a contract extension for one of its boxships and sealed a $65m deal to upgrade further six ships ahead of their upcoming charters. Danish liner Maersk has declared an option to keep the 2015-built 9,500 teu scrubber-fitted Maersk Sarat until mid-2025. SFL said the deal should add about $13m ...
  • ESL Shipping owner brings in new investor
    ESL Shipping, part of Finnish conglomerate Aspo, has attracted a new investor to support its ambition of offering fossil-free dry bulk shipping. The Helsinki-based infrastructure-opportunistic fund OP Finland Infrastructure has agreed to invest €30m against an issue of new shares in ESL with a pre-money equity valuation of €165. This corresponds to a 15.38% ownership ...
  • Vale lines up world's largest ore carrier for rotor sails treatment
    Brazilian mining giant Vale has signed up the world's largest ore carrier for wind-assisted propulsion. The 2012-built 400,000 dwt valemax , owned by Oman's Asyad and on a long-term charter with Vale, will be fitted with five 35-m-tall rotor sails from British supplier Anemoi Marine Technologies. The cylindrical sails will be installed on Anemoi's folding ...
  • Van Oord wins cable laying contract off Taiwan
    Van Oord has been awarded a contract by Danish renewables developer Ørsted for the Greater Changhua 2b and 4 offshore wind farms in Taiwan. The 920 MW project will be located 35-60 km off the coast of Changhua County. The Dutch marine construction firm will be responsible for the transport and installation of three export ...
  • Eneos adds two vessels to Stolt Tankers-NYK chemical tanker pool
    Chemical tanker firm Stolt Tankers and Japanese shipping company Nippon Yusen Kaisha (NYK) have made a deal with Eneos Ocean to operate a new chemical tanker pool. The new pool will be launched within the 11-tanker-strong Stolt NYK Asia Pacific Services (SNAPS). Eneos will contribute two 12,000-dwt tankers which will join the SNAPS pool during ...
  • China Merchants fixes two LNG newbuilds to PetroChina
    China Merchants Energy Shipping (CMES) has struck a deal with compatriot energy giant PetroChina to charter out a pair of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers under construction at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry (DSIC). The Shanghai-listed energy transport unit of China Merchants Group has fixed the 175,000 cu m units to the listed arm of state-owned China ...
  • Five out of the 10 largest Chinese shipowners are leasing institutions
    , data from shipowner association BIMCO shows. "The entry of Chinese financial institutions into the leasing market has significantly contributed to the growth of the Chinese owned fleet in recent years," a new report from BIMCO stated today. While COSCO is by some distance the ...
  • Auction set for two wind areas offshore Estonia
    Estonia's Consumer Protection and Technical Regulatory Authority (CPTRA) has announced two auctions for the development of wind farms in the Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 offshore areas. The competing applications submitted to the CPTRA for developing offshore wind farms in the Liivi 1 and Liivi 2 areas were inspected and sent to relevant state authorities ...
  • US commits $553m to develop Sri Lankan terminal
    On the island of Sri Lanka, strategically located along one of the most important global trade arteries, the world's top two economies are vying for influence. After years of China spending hundreds of millions of dollars to develop port infrastructure in the South Asian nation, the US has entered the fray with the US International ...
  • Stainless Tankers expands fleet with double buy
    Stainless Tankers of Norway is bolstering its fleet of chemical carriers in a $27m deal for two secondhand ships. The Oslo-listed outfit backed by UK-based Tufton Investment Management will be adding a pair of unnamed 2005-built J19 stainless steel units, intending to close the deal this month. To fund the deal, Stainless Tankers has upsized ...
  • MSC's vintage fleet holds key to liner shipping's demolition derby
    One in five of the global container fleet is ripe for demolition, with the world's largest liner, Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC), accounting for nearly 25% of all boxships aged 20 or over, according to new analysis from Alphaliner. As such, MSC's decision when to scrap and in what quantity could affect the fortunes of many ...
  • International Seaways boosts LR1 orderbook with K Shipbuilding option duo
    US tanker owner International Seaways has exercised an option to build two more LR1 vessels at South Korea's K Shipbuilding, taking its orderbook at the yard to four. The order is part of the original deal struck with the shipbuilder, formerly known as STX Offshore & Shipbuilding, in August. The New York-listed firm with a ...
  • Creation of state-run line moves a step closer in Australia
    The government in Canberra is pushing ahead with plans to develop an Australian-owned and crewed strategic fleet. The government released today a report from an independent taskforce looking at developing a national fleet, something that has come in for repeated criticism from lobby groups. The aim is to have a fleet of up to 12 ...
  • Icon Offshore pens AHTS deal with SEA Hibiscus
    Malaysian offshore service provider Icon Offshore has secured a contract from Hibiscus Petroleum subsidiary SEA Hibiscus for the provision of one 60 mt anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessel. Icon Offshore said in a Bursa Malaysia filing that the anchor handler will support SEA Hibiscus' 2023/2024 drilling campaign. According to the company, the provision of ...
  • World's first global navigational aid to protect whales launched
    The World Shipping Council (WSC) has launched the world's first global navigational aid to protect whales. The WSC Whale Chart, available for free, is the first global mapping of all mandatory and voluntary governmental measures to reduce harm to whales from ships. It will be regularly updated. Experience shows that separating ships and whales is ...
  • Net is a weasel word
    Andrew Craig-Bennett questions who let the marketing people loose on a question of science and engineering. He has serious issues with the words net and zero. Merchant shipping is a wonderful business to be in. We all know that. It has traditions, it has customs, it has rules, and these are pretty much the same ...
  • Hong Kong Market Report 2023
    Contrary to perception from overseas, the local Hong Kong shipping community argue that their sector is thriving, and, yes, the government could help out a bit more, but actually the sector is moving in the right direction. Splash assesses how the Special Administrative Region can fight back to reclaim its place at shipping's top table ...

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Lloyd's List web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • Seafarer killed in Russian missile strike on bulk carrier KMAX Ruler in port of Odesa
    At least one person is dead and three crew are injured after a Russian missile hit a Liberian-flagged vessel. Ukrainian...
  • US to put $553m to build deepwater container terminal at Sri Lanka's Colombo port
    The port of Colombo has been at a 90% utilisation since 2021, signalling the need for additional capacity, the US...
  • Marine insurance: What the buyers want
    'You might be able to get it cheaper but you need to know at the end of the day that...
  • Safe Bulkers posts reduced profit for third quarter
    US-listed owner sees impact of global uncertainties and weaker charter rates
  • Blacklisted Russian grain operator to establish dry cargo fleet
    Russia needs a bigger fleet to sustain its plundering of Ukrainian grain
  • EuroDry finds solace in 'likely' constricted dry bulk fleet growth
    Recent acquisition of three ultramaxes took advantage of softening in vessel prices during the summer, says chief executive Aristides Pittas
  • Concerns raised shipping is ill prepared for EU ETS
    The EU's Emission Trading System will be extended to include shipping from January 1, 2024
  • Digitalisation and automation will help port sustainability
    Hamburg's Jens Meier has taken the helm at the International Association of Ports and Harbours. He sees harmonising standards as...
  • DHL trims top range of earnings outlook
    High interest rates and macro-economic uncertainty have slowed the pace of recovery. DHL expects another one to two quarters before...
  • Crowley named lead defendant in sexual assault lawsuit
    A sexual assault lawsuit has been filed against Crowley, SIU and SHLSS by a female cadet who alleges she was...
  • Former ICBC Leasing shipping chief sets sail for rival Minsheng
    His departure came amid a major personnel overhaul of the lessor's shipping division
  • Chinese digital freight platform YQN seeks growth from supply chain reconfiguration
    Supply chain reforms are creating new logistics needs and growth opportunities for YQN's business, chief executive Zhou Shihao says. But...
  • Maersk appoints Silvia Ding as new managing director for greater China
    With more than two decades at Maersk, Ding has extensive experience in the Chinese and Southeast Asian markets
  • Carriers cling to ageing tonnage despite overcapacity concerns
    The containership age profile has crept up in recent years. But even removing all boxships more than 20 years old...
  • Tanker asset values head upwards as markets remain resilient
    Rising Middle East tensions, Opec+ production policy and Russia-trade sanctions enforcement are all having an impact on tanker asset values...
  • CMES and PetroChina ink 25-year charter deal for newbuilding LNG carrier duo
    Chinese owner says long-term hires for most of its LNG carriers will help stabilise income and reduce cyclical risks
  • Daily Briefing
    Industry disquiet grows over Panama's plans to deal with canal crisis | China dominates surge for dual-fuel tonnage | Containership...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • Weak US imports via Western Canada reveal BC port challenge
    The cracks in the gateway's attractiveness to importers and exporters out of the US Midwest were showing before this July's work stoppage and the decline in import demand across North America.
  • US truckload shippers urged to launch bids now to get best 2024 rates
    An uptick in the West Coast share of Asian imports has already translated into heightened demand for surface transportation.
  • ILA, USMX remain at odds over dockworker wage increases: Daggett
    The ILA president says further progress on a new master contract, as well as port-specific local deals, can't happen until the two sides agree on coastwide pay hikes.
  • Zim reinstates China-US fast ship service to target e-commerce demand
    US e-commerce imports are filling much of the available air cargo capacity out of China, spurring the ocean carrier to bring back an expedited service it was forced to mothball eight months ago.
  • Breakbulk sector poised for boost amid rising commodity prices
    Commodity prices continue to rise, leading to further investments in mining, agriculture and oil and gas projects, all of which is good news for breakbulk and project shippers and their service providers.

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TradeWinds web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2023
  • Black ink on ice: Pangaea Logistics just keeps turning profits in weak market
    Rates plunged by one-third from a year ago, but Rhode Island operator battered the Baltic
  • Genco Shipping executes $500m refinancing and reports loss but keeps dividend aloft
    New York bulker owner also expands fleet with purchase of 2016-built capesize
  • Dry bulk market should be slightly better next year, shipowners say
    'China is a question mark for us now,' says EuroDry chief executive Aristides Pittas
  • By reservation only: Panama Canal slot breaks new record as unbooked ships turned away
    Local agency stops tracking canal queues as reservation required
  • Pilot dies, crew injured and vessel damaged in Odesa missile attack
    Incident highlights risks inherent in Ukraine's new grain corridor
  • Middle East shipowners back in for secondhand tankers as fears grow over Israel war escalation
    Analyst Eva Tzima says buyers want to ensure they can get exports out more easily if conflict spreads
  • LPG carriers perform U-turns amid Panama Canal delays
    The Panama Canal Authority has reduced available slots twice in November
  • 2020 Bulkers: We'll stick to floating rates and wait out the market upturn
    Bauxite has become a bright spot in the capesize and newcastlemax segment
  • New Fortress Energy introduces first gas into its FLNG unit off Mexico
    Green hydrogen production arm Zero Parks doubles capacity at first facility as it eyes exports
  • Flex LNG talks up 2027 opportunities for its next open LNG carriers
    Shipowner offers insight into book values and debt repayments on its vessels
  • Russian LNG still flooding into Europe despite calls for a halt
    Finland renews call for region to ban imports as Russia vows to hike production
  • 'All the stars are aligning' in Stainless Tankers' two-ship buy
    Chief executive Alex Karakassis describes move as checking all the boxes in a 'one-off event'
  • Vale to retrofit world's biggest ore carrier with rotor sails
    Mining giant to use Anemoi kit on Asyad-owned dry bulk behemoth Sohar Max
  • ESL Shipping unveils new investor pumping in cash to expand green bulker fleet
    Finnish owner strikes deal with OP Finland Infrastructure in the shape of new shares
  • EuroDry stays in the red but loss narrows in third quarter
    The Greek owner of midsize bulkers says it will continue to look for acquisition opportunities and to buy back shares
  • SFL locks in neo-panamax charters and upgrades with Maersk and Hapag-Lloyd
    Company extends charter of 9,500-teu Maersk Sarat (built 2013) until mid-2025
  • Low-profile R Shipping named as buyer of Scorpio product carrier as tanker sales roll on
    Scorpio's oldest vessel was recently bought back from a Chinese leasing company
  • Scale of Russian tanker operation exceeds US expectations
    US Energy agency upgrades expected Russian production in 2024 after build-up of fleet outside of G7 sanctions regime
  • Hill Dickinson boss Peter Jackson to step down after 40 years with UK law firm
    Craig Scott taking over CEO role as long-serving lawyer retires
  • Ukraine grain corridor beats the odds to prove an unexpected success
    Kyiv close to shepherding 100 ships through the beleaguered ports of Odesa, Yuzhnyy/Pivdennyi and Chornomorsk
  • Excelerate Energy inks first LNG sales deal with Bangladesh's Petrobangla
    Floating regasification specialist advances its integrated business plan
  • Middle East owners back in for secondhand tankers as fears grow over Israel war escalation
    Analyst Eva Tzima says buyers want to ensure they can get exports out more easily if conflict spreads
  • MSC is largest owner of vintage container ship tonnage
    Swiss-based carrier has four times as many older vessels as the next liner operator
  • LPG tankers perform U-turns amid Panama Canal delays
    The Panama Canal Authority has reduced available slots twice in November
  • How learning to drive inspired a lifetime of shipping research for Onassis Prize winner
    Professor Siri Pettersen Strandenes is honoured for a lifetime of work charting the economic forces that have changed shipping
  • Low-profile Swiss trader Global One Energy orders product tanker quartet
    Company's main products are LPG, fuel oil and high sulphur gas oil
  • Concordia's Erik Lewenhaupt 'disappointed' by autumn season MR rates
    But tanker owner's boss says earnings remain decent compared to last five years
  • Stolt Tankers and NYK team up with Eneos to expand chemical tanker pool
    Long-standing partners welcome Japanese owner on board to beef up Asia-Pacific services
  • Japan plays a 'team game' to reach zero-emission goal
    TradeWinds Shipowners Forum hears maritime cluster is collaborating on decarbonisation
  • 'Disciplined' 2020 Bulkers keeps winning streak going as rates rise again
    Tor Olav Troim-backed newcastlemax player has posted a profit every quarter since its 2019 debut
  • Takeover target Atlantska Plovidba offloads kamsarmax newbuilding for $37m
    Croatian owner also reveals new financing by Hudson Structured Capital Management
  • Safe Bulkers banks on newbuildings and green upgrades to bolster earnings
    US-listed company sticks to strategy and dividend as Q3 net income hits three-year low
  • Flex LNG expects a tightening market from 2026 but sees volatility in interim
    Company sees 'fairly balanced' LNG freight and product market ahead of the peak winter season
  • Tufton-backed Stainless Tankers buys two more chemical carriers as profit rises
    Investment vehicle splashes $27m on 2005-built duo
  • Viability of Iran's ageing commercial fleet worries IRISL boss
    Khiabani believes 70% of fleet won't be able to trade internationally within next 10 years
  • IRISL boss concerned over future viability of Iran's ageing commercial fleet
    Khiabani believes 70% of countries fleet won't be able to trade internationally within next ten years
  • Pilbara has potential to be major green bunkering hub, study finds
    With over 6,800 vessel visits last year, region said to be the 'natural beachhead' to decarbonise bulker fleet
  • Next three years are 'critical' in the race to decarbonise, says MOL's Hashimoto
    Chief executive tells TradeWinds Tokyo Shipowners Forum now is the time to invest
  • Capesize bulkers bounce back over $20,000 per day but El Nino presents 'wildcard'
    Spot rates are higher than forecasted as supply is tighter than expected, analyst says

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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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Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
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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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