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Exim India web site
JULY 20, 2023
  • 'We are committed to building on Sarjak Container Lines' success'
  • IMO & IAPH in MoU for ship-port cooperation
  • DPA presented 'Pioneer Industry - Maritime Services' award
  • HDC Bulk Terminal bags 30-year concession
  • Port of Antwerp-Bruges says gaining market share in container handling despite unstable economic conditions
  • Exports likely to be hit by new EU subsidy rules
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  • CBIC issues clarification on ITC claims on services provided by HO to its branches
  • China's economy grows just 0.8 pc in Q2
  • India to set up LNG terminal in Iraq
  • Smart shipping container market seen growing

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International Transport Journal web site
JULY 20, 2023
  • Tanks flow thanks to new platform

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The Loadstar web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Union rejects mediator's plan to end Canadian west coast port strike
  • Supply chain in the era of the new 'NOT normal'
  • With 122 new ships on the way, CMA CGM has Maersk in its sights
  • Missed pension and benefit payments pushes Yellow toward 'fatal' strike
  • Bunkering fraud cost $5bn and disabled 600 ships last year
  • New freighter operators could find they're landing in a tough market
  • UK gave £690,000 subsidy to Volga-Dnepr after Russia's invasion

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Marine Log web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Russia follows grain deal pull out with missile strikes, demands and threats to merchant ships
    Following two nights of missile and drone strikes that reportedly destroyed 60,000 tonnes of grain in Ukraine's port of Odesa region, Russian President Vladmir Putin today set out his demands for renewing
  • NTSB releases report on fishing vessel Grace Marie sinking
    The failure of the doubler-plated hull under the engine room likely caused the flooding and sinking of the 1978-built fishing vessel Grace Marie near Gloucester, Mass., last year, the National Transportation Safety
  • Key Equipment Finance leads $177.5 million Pasha Hawaii financing
    Superior, Colo., based Key Equipment Finance, a division of KeyBank, reports that it recently served as the lead arranger of a group syndication providing $177.5 million in financing for Pasha Hawaii's second
  • B.C. port strike resumes as union walks away from tentative deal
    Collective bargain works, until it doesn't. The tentative deal between the British Columbia Marine Employers Association (BCMEA) and the ILWU Canada announced July 14, didn't last long and striking workers were back
  • Birdon America awards first Waterway Commerce Cutter (WCC) subcontracts
    Denver-based Birdon America, Inc. a subsidiary of Australia's Birdon Pty Ltd, reports that it has awarded a first round of major subcontracts in support its $1.187 billion contract to design and build
  • Green methanol supply chain starts coming together
    When LNG first started gaining traction as a marine fuel, there was a lot of talk about chickens in eggs around issues of supply, demand an infrastructur

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Container News web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Steady cargo volumes at Port Houston
    Port Houston handled 315,983 TEUs in June 2023, making the total for the year so far more than 1.8 million TEUs, a decrease of just 2% compared to last year's record-breaking year. Houston's loaded exports continue to lead the way, with 673,228 TEUs through the first half of the year. This is an increase of 12% compared to the same period in 2022. At the same time, loaded imports are down 7%. Add
  • Port of Tacoma accelerates net zero emission target by 10 years
    The Port of Tacoma Commission voted unanimously to phase out greenhouse gas emissions under the port's direct control by 2040, accelerating the target from 2050. More specifically, the commission addressed what are called scope 1 and scope 2 greenhouse gases, which represent direct emissions from Port-owned and operated buildings and vehicles, and electricity purchased for Port facilities. This c
  • Maersk opens new Atlanta air cargo hub
    A.P. Moller - Maersk has inaugurated a new 11,450 m² (123,000 ft²) air freight gateway near Atlanta Hartsfield Jackson International Airport (ATL) in Georgia, US. The new gateway offers direct planeside recovery with immediate unit load device (ULD) transfers to the new facility, according to Maersk's announcement. "Our Atlanta facility enhances our offering, providing customers with superior sup
  • SC Ports sees 2.6 million TEUs in fiscal year 2023
    South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) handled nearly 2.6 million TEUs and 1.4 million pier containers in fiscal year 2023 (1 July - 30 June). SC Ports noted that while this is a 10% decrease from the fiscal year 2022, when pandemic spending drove an extraordinary freight boom, volumes are up 1% from the fiscal year 2021, which was a "more ordinary year". Additionally, SC Ports handled 203,091 TEUs and
  • IMO appoints new Secretary-General
    The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Council elected Arsenio Antonio Dominguez Velasco of the Republic of Panama as the new Secretary-General for the next four years. Valesco's term will begin on 1 January 2024, after the termination of the contract of the current Secretary-General, Kitack Lim on 31 December 2023. The decision was made during the 129th session of the IMO Council, which i
  • DACHSER accelerates zero-emission initiatives in Europe
    DACHSER Netherlands is putting its first e-trucks into operation. The company believes it is an important step on the road to zero-emission deliveries in the future "Zero Emissions Zones" for urban logistics (ZES zones) in the European country. The first e-truck that DACHSER Netherlands is now using in Waddinxveen is the Volvo Electric FL 4x2. With this battery-electric truck, the logistics provi
  • Carriers on India-Europe trade see no rate slide letup ahead of FAK hike plans
    The market outlook for container carriers operating on India-Europe trades appears to be darkening with no let-up seen in the freight rate erosion. Average rate levels on the trade lane have hit new lows over the past week, compared with the averages reported earlier this month. According to market sources, booking rates from Nhava Sheva (JNPT) or Mundra in India to Felixstowe or London Gateway i
  • New CEO at Jordan's Aqaba Container Terminal
    Harald Nijhof has been appointed as the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Jordan's Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT), the gateway for import and export cargo trading between the Levant region and the rest of the world. Harald Nijhof will succeed Soren Jensen, who has led ACT, which is part of Maersk-owned APM Terminals, for the previous two years. Nijhof has experience in the maritime industry br
  • Maersk builds new distribution center in Singapore
    Maersk began construction works on a new distribution centre of more than 100,000 m² (1.1 million ft²) in Jurong West aiming to strengthen its omnichannel-fulfillment capabilities in Singapore. The ground-breaking ceremony was held today (19 July) and the facility is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2025. The new World Gateway 2 distribution center is located in the industrial are
  • ONE launches new intra-Asia service
    Singapore-headquartered ocean carrier Ocean Network Express (ONE) will launch a new service connecting Thailand, Vietnam, China and Japan. The new direct service Thailand Hakata Express (THX) will have the following port rotation: Bangkok (Thailand) - Laem Chabang (Thailand) - Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam) - Nansha (China) - Hakata (Japan) - Osaka (Japan) - Kobe (Japan) The container shipping company sai
  • SeaLead opens new office in India
    SeaLead has announced the establishment of a new office in Mumbai, India, aiming to expand its operations in South Asia. SeaLead said the Mumbai office is expected to be a significant centre in the company's operations, providing a variety of solutions to address the rising demands of local consumers. The new office, led by Shiva Mahadevan, managing director for South Asia and the Middle East at
  • COSCO Shipping Ports reports steady box volumes
    COSCO Shipping Ports Limited (CSPL) reported a slight increase of 0.8% in its total container throughput in June, compared with the same month last year, reaching 8,963,000 TEUs. Shanghai Mingdong Terminal saw a strong rebound this month due to the low base effect caused by serious waves of Covid during the same period last year, while throughput at CSP Wuhan Terminal, CSP Abu Dhabi Terminal and
  • Port of Tyne secures US$130 million refinancing package
    Port of Tyne has successfully secured a US$130 million (GB£100 million) refinancing package in collaboration with the UK Infrastructure Bank, Pricoa Private Capital, and Lloyds Bank. This 10-year financing arrangement sets a national precedent for a British major trust port, further reinforcing the Port of Tyne's commitment to green energy and smart logistics. Under this new financing package, th
  • Canada port strike resumes
    The port workers' strike on the West Coast of Canada has resumed after the disapproval of the tentative four-year wage agreement . International Longshoremen and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Canada Longshore Caucus has voted down the mediators' recommended Terms of Settlement, as it does not believe the recommendations had the ability to protect dock workers' jobs. "Our position since day one has been
  • WeFreight expands in Mexico
    WeFreight, a logistics solutions provider, has announced the official launch of its operations in Mexico. Experienced executive Miguel Trejo, who will be the managing director of WeFreight Mexico, commented, "Mexico is a dynamic market with a growing economy, and we are delighted to be part of its logistics future. We are committed to leveraging our extensive experience and industry knowledge to

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Splash web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Corio sets sights on Philippine offshore wind
    Corio Generation, an offshore wind portfolio company of Macquarie's Green Investment Group (GIG) is looking to add to its fast-growing offshore wind pipeline across the Asia-Pacific with project proposals for upcoming auctions in the Philippines. The government of the archipelago of more than 7,600 islands is looking to reach a target of 35% renewables in ...
  • SBM Offshore targets floating wind in Nova Scotia
    Dutch-based SBM Offshore and Ireland's renewable project developer DP Energy have set up a joint venture to pursue floating offshore wind energy opportunities off Nova Scotia, Canada. The duo said they would work to support Nova Scotia's ambitious climate action targets and "contribute meaningfully" to the phasing out of coal from the grid. The Canadian ...
  • Canada dockworkers ordered to end strike
    A renewed strike by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Canada has been declared illegal following a ruling by the Canada Industrial Relations Board (CIRB). Canada's labour minister, Seamus O'Regan, said in a tweet the labour watchdog ordered that the union cease and desist any strike activity because it did not provide 72-hour notice. The ...
  • Agricore signs for pair of kamsarmaxes at Chengxi Shipyard
    Chinese owner Agricore Shipping is expanding its fleet of bulk carriers with a newbuilding deal at the domestic yard. The secondhand buyer has selected CSSC-affiliated Chengxi Shipyard for its first pair of kamsarmax newbuilds scheduled for delivery in 2026. Established in 2016, the Qingdao-based outfit entered shipowning with its first bulker buy at auction in ...
  • MAN developing methanol retrofit solution for medium-speed engines
    Ship engine manufacturer MAN Energy Solutions will start developing retrofit solutions for medium-speed marine engines as part of a research association including WTZ Ro�lau Gmbh and TU-Darmstadt. The three-year research project called CliNeR-ECo is funded by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action with initial work already underway. CliNeR-ECo will develop concepts ...
  • Port of Tacoma shortens net zero target by a decade
    The Port of Tacoma will phase out greenhouse gas emissions under its direct control by 2040, accelerating the target from 2050. The commission addressed Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gases, which represent direct emissions from Port-owned and operated buildings and vehicles, and electricity purchased for Port facilities. This contrasts with Scope 3 emissions, which ...
  • Gram Car Carriers increases stake in managed car carrier
    Norwegian tonnage provider Gram Car Carriers (GCC) has bought an additional interest in one of its managed ships. GCC made two separate announcements stating that it would acquire 39% and 15.9% equity ownership in Gram Car AS, a single-purpose company owning the pure car truck carrier . The 39% stake in the 2010-built 5,000 ceu ...
  • Study suggests 39% of all bunkers have fuel content discrepancies
    FuelTrust has released a new report examining bunker discrepancies in the maritime industry, which includes examples of unethical practices and fraudulent activities related to bunkering. FuelTrust's analysis found that between 2021 and 2022, more than 39% of global bunkers exhibited a fuel content delta of 2% or more compared to the amounts stated in their ...
  • Sinopec fleet renewal plans gain momentum
    Sinopec's fleet renewal plans are taking shape as it offloads another ageing tanker. Splash reported recently that the Chinese oil and gas player released one tanker, shaving off the 47,000 dwt, Beacon Hill, an 18-year-old, Onomichi-built ship, for $19m. Broking sources now reveal the same sized, 2003-built, Phoenix Hill, has also been sold for around ...
  • Lomar bulks up with supramax and kamsarmax buys
    Lomar Shipping continues to grow its bulk carrier fleet with the addition of two more Chinese-built vessels. The UK-based shipping subsidiary of Libra Group has purchased the 2010-built supramax Chris from Greece's Seadar Shipmanagement for a reported price of $12.5m. The Cosco Guangdong-built 56,838 dwt ship will be renamed the Rome Trader. Libra has also ...
  • Capital Maritime orders world's largest LCO2 carriers from Hyundai
    HD Korea Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, a subsidiary of HD Hyundai, has won an order for two world's largest liquefied carbon dioxide (LCO2) carriers from Greece-based Capital Maritime Group. The contract for the construction of two 22,000 cubic metre LCO2 carriers awarded by the Evangelos Marinakis-led company is worth KRW 179bn ($141,5m). The carriers will ...
  • Europe's banking retreat from ship finance continues
    An annual survey from Greece has shown how the market share of European banks as a source of global ship finance has dropped below 50% for the first time with notable scaling back in the sector from the likes of HSBC and across Germany. Banks as a whole remain far less committed to funding shipping ...
  • Nexans wins $1.6bn EuroAsia Interconnector contract
    French cabling specialist Nexans has won a €1.43bn ($1.6bn) contract to deliver the section of the EuroAsia Interconnector that connects Greece and Cyprus. The 2,000 MW project will link the grids of Greece, Israel, and Cyprus and, once completed, will be the longest and deepest interconnector in the world with a bi-pole length of 900 ...
  • China Gas teams with CSSC Shipping and Wah Kwong for pair of LNG newbuilds
    Subsidiaries of China Gas Holdings, Hong Kong's CSSC Shipping and Wah Kwong Maritime Transport Holdings have sealed a joint venture agreement to acquire a pair of LNG carrier newbuilds. The JV will set up two vessel-owning vehicles to order the vessels at a third-party shipbuilder, China Gas Holdings said in a regulatory filing. The company's ...
  • German owners sign up for fresh MPP tonnage
    German owners Nordic Hamburg and Briese Schiffahrt have signed a series of orders for up to eight multipurpose vessels in China. Clarksons is reporting Nordic booked four 850 teu geared MPP heavy lift units at Huanghai Shipbuilding for delivery across 2025 and 2026. Founded in 2006, a diversified owner of 18 ships according to ship ...
  • Container rate platforms stack up
    Two new box rate platforms have launched this week, adding to the wide array of container pricing data available today. Graham Parker, who sold digital freight platform Kontainers to Descartes Systems Group three years ago, has debuted Ship Angel this week, an AI-enabled container rate management platform, which has been bolstered by the acquisition of ...
  • JR Shipping and Polferries units form offshore wind partnership
    Netherlands-based SeaZip Offshore Service has teamed up with PZB Offshore a subsidiary of Polish Baltic Shipping to jointly offer services focused on offshore wind projects in Poland and the Baltic States. Founded in 2010, SeaZip is part of JR Shipping and its offshore service and support vessels are managed by the shipping group's shipmanagement division. ...
  • Barakah Offshore awarded contract extensions by four clients
    Malaysian offshore service provider Barakah Offshore Petroleum has secured more work with for of its clients. The Bursa Malaysia-listed firm said its unit PBJV has been awarded maintenance, construction and modification contract extensions by Sapura Exploration and Production now Jadestone Energy, Hess Exploration and Production, Petrofac and IPC Malaysia. The contracts were due to expire ...
  • Ignazio Messina sells last conros
    Brokers report Italy's Ignazio Messina & Co has sold its last four 2,920 teu large conros to Abu Dhabi Ports for an en bloc price of $400m, far more than the $294m the owner paid for the ships when ordering them in South Korea nine years ago. The Jolly Coral, Jolly Palladio, Jolly Titanio and ...
  • Canada port strike resumes
    The strike along Canada's west coast is back on after a dockworker union yesterday rejected a four-year wage deal agreed with employers last week. The Canada branch of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU Canada) said the deal, struck with the help of federal mediators last week, was for too long a period and ...

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Lloyd's List web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Overcapacity and insufficient demand dim box shipping prospects
    An oversupply of vessels is not being matched by increased demand, experts say. US retail sales are growing but inventories...
  • Chaos and confusion as ILWU Canada issues strike notice, then removes it
    ILWU Canada issued a 72-hour strike notice on Wednesday after a tribunal ruled its abrupt resumption of strike activities on...
  • Boxship recycling set to take off before scrap prices take a tumble
    Sales of containerships for recycling remain well below forecasted levels, although a surge in activity is expected soon, especially as...
  • Shipowners enjoying favourable H&M market, but seeing reduced capacity in war risk
    Cover still to be had for Ukraine calls, but that is a minority concern
  • Canadian tribunal rules dockworkers' renewed strike is illegal
    A Canadian tribunal has ordered ILWU dockworkers to cease and desist from participating in strike action because the union did...
  • Ship prices have not reached bottom yet, forum hears
    Forum hears that the driving forces behind the high returns of the past several years are 'unpredictable and non-replicable'
  • Ukraine proposes alternative grain corridor amid Russian attacks on Odesa
    The US is also involved in talks to explore alternative routes to help Ukraine continue grain exports, although any such...
  • Logistics integration M&As 'a monumental waste' of money
    The trend for logistics integration by way of mergers and acquisitions will reverse at some point. Carriers will one day...
  • Rio Tinto iron ore shipments fall on the year amid China headwinds
    Rio Tinto's iron ore shipments dropped by 1% year on year to 79.1m tonnes in the second quarter, while weaker...
  • Competition for seafarer competence is shipowners' latest challenge
    Danica chief executive Henrik Jensen sees officer sourcing policies changing to encompass a more international approach, rather than the more...
  • Europe urged to do more to secure emissions reductions
    The FuelEU Maritime law is a welcome step towards decarbonisation. But an environmental report says shipping will still overshoot Paris...
  • Daily Briefing
    Arsenio Dominguez wins vote to become next IMO secretary-general | Maersk Broker set to be sold to Clarksons as shareholders...
  • From houses to ships: China's economic struggle is a story of confidence
    Beijing must make people believe that it will respect businesses, revive its skilled diplomacy and bring a more prosperous life...
  • Unstable economy affects Antwerp-Bruges throughput
    The unified port of Antwerp-Bruges has gained market share, but in a falling market. Few segments saw increased volumes in...
  • Canada strikes resume as ILWU rejects tentative agreement
    Canada's west coast ports shut down box operations again as the ILWU rejects a tentative agreement. The union says the...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Longshore workers at Western Canadian ports returning to work, for now
    The rejection of last week's tentative contract deal by a caucus of ILWU Canada narrows the prospects of a resolution without one imposed by Parliament through back-to-work legislation.
  • Longshore labor unrest a new daily fact of life for North American shippers
    Part of the new dynamic on the waterfront reflects wider transportation labor activism where rail, aviation, trucking and longshore workers have achieved or are seeking to achieve substantial enhancements in pay and work rules, writes Peter Tirschwell.
  • Maersk grows air freight services with opening of Atlanta hub
    The 123,000-square-foot warehouse will also serve as a forward staging area for the carrier's South Carolina-based flight operations that link the southeast US to Germany, China and South Korea.
  • J.B. Hunt says intermodal peak season outlook murky despite June momentum
    That mismatch between container supply and demand has forced intermodal providers to stack boxes, with J.B. Hunt saying it parked about 18% of its container fleet in the first half of the year.
  • Technology providers partner to improve breakbulk rail tracking
    The desire to improve rail and intermodal visibility for bulk and breakbulk customers has led transportation management software provider IntelliTrans to partner with hardware vendor Nexxiot.
  • J.B. Hunt says intermodal peak season murky despite June momentum
    That mismatch between container supply and demand has forced intermodal providers to stack boxes, with J.B. Hunt saying it parked about 18% of its container fleet in the first half of the year.
  • UPDATE: Longshore workers at Western Canadian ports returning to work, for now
    The rejection of last week's tentative contract deal by a caucus of ILWU Canada narrows the prospects of a resolution without one imposed by Parliament through back-to-work legislation.
  • Asia-Europe blank sailings hit two-year low despite sluggish market
    Ocean carriers are showing a lack of urgency to blank sailings even as China's exports weaken and new vessels continue to come online.
  • Focus turns to Parliament after western Canada port strike resumes
    The rejection of last week's tentative contract deal by a caucus of ILWU Canada narrows the prospects of a resolution without one imposed by Parliament through back-to-work legislation.

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TradeWinds web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • American Seafoods strikes deal with US to slash fine in Jones Act fight
    Shipping and logistics affiliates companies agreed to pay $9.5m to settle more than $400m over the alleged use of rail line to get around domestic shipping law
  • Canada tribunal says West Coast strike is illegal, so union plans a new one
    ILWU Canada gives 72-hour notice to return to picket lines at terminals from Victoria to Alaska border
  • Striking again: Canada's West Coast union tears up tentative agreement that reopened ports
    Workers are back at the picket line across ports in British Columbia after ILWU caucus refuses to put tentative deal to a vote
  • Major software investor pumps $42m into maritime tech firm Sedna
    Deal brings Sedna's total funding to $86m even as investors become more cautious about pumping money into digital tech for shipping
  • Back on strike: Canada's West Coast union tears up tentative agreement that reopened ports
    Workers are back at the picket line across ports in British Columbia after ILWU caucus refuses to put tentative deal to a vote
  • Russia formally warns ships, flag states to steer clear of Ukraine
    Vessels approaching war-torn country will be considered potential military targets, Moscow declares
  • A matter of time: Cruise aims to change IMO's 'inappropriate' carbon intensity equation
    Green Seas newsletter explores proposal aimed at adjusting how global regulation is applied to the unique business of providing the 'complete vacation experience'
  • Broking panel would be hit by Clarksons and Maersk Broker tie-up
    Any merger of two big desks would come at a crucial juncture for the container ship charter market
  • Russian oil tankers set rare course for Northern Sea Route in strategic shift
    Aframaxes leave Baltic ports bound for Chinese port of Rizhao in short-cut across the top of the world
  • Bunker contamination disabled 600 ships at cost of $5bn over last year, report says
    FuelTrust claims more than one-third of deliveries showed discrepancies in content
  • Japan P&I Club back in profit after supplementary calls
    Sale of office building also raises additional cash to balance the books
  • Wah Kwong enters LNG via newbuilding venture with CSSC Shipping and China Gas
    Asian groups form joint venture to charter gas duo to China Gas unit for up to 20 years
  • Arsenio Dominguez: I'm not afraid of change at the IMO
    Newly elected secretary-general pledges to make IMO more transparent follows criticisms of the 'cosy' shipping club in London
  • Evangelos Marinakis' Capital Maritime splashes $145m on world's biggest CO2 carriers at Hyundai Mipo
    Greek owner moves into growing sector with $145m deal in South Korea
  • CMA CGM tipped to overtake Maersk as second largest liner operator
    Having been leapfrogged by MSC, the Danish carrier could be pushed into third place
  • Comment: Troubled IMO opts for a safe pair of hands and elects a leader who can get results
    Criticism over decarbonisation progress has spurred the choice of a candidate who knows the issues and politics inside out
  • Gram takes control of managed NRP car carrier at bargain price
    Norwegian tonnage provider builds on stake in Mediterranean Sea bought last week
  • Demand question: Gasum-chartered LNG carrier 'circled in Baltic' with Russian gas
    Finnish energy company resumes Russian purchases but blames lower demand for uncertain ship destination
  • US lightering companies 'afraid' to touch Iranian oil on Greek tanker Suez Rajan
    Reprisals feared if crude discharged from Empire Navigation ship in Texas
  • Russia widens missile, drone attacks on Odesa port infrastructure
    Renewed, intensified strikes suggest that rail, road and barge are the only realistic ways to get grain out of Ukraine
  • Demand question: Gasum-chartered LNG carrier 'circling in Baltic' with Russian gas
    Finnish energy company resumes Russian purchases but blames lower demand for uncertain ship destination
  • Atlantic product tanker rates skyrocket 65% in a day as Europe activity hots up
    Strength in the US Gulf Coast market is expected to draw empty vessels from New York for triangular trade
  • Pareto Bank grows shipping book despite 'steep' loan repayments by owners
    Offshore lending back with a bang at niche financier, with two corporate deals closed
  • Sonatrach tries again with new management tender for only VLCC
    Algerian shipowner issues fresh call for experienced tanker operator
  • Agricore Shipping grows fleet with two kamsarmax bulker newbuildings
    Secondhand ship buyer is ordering newbuildings for the first time
  • Rio Tinto warns of 'persistent headwinds' as China's recovery falls short
    But miner says it still expects full-year iron ore shipments to be in the upper half of previously announced range
  • 'Food as a weapon': US accuses Kremlin of threatening ships in international waters
    State department official urges Russia to restore grain initiative as US and allies seek alternatives

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American Shipper web site
JULY 19, 2023
  • Thousands of ships could use LNG as fuel. Is that a good thing?
    Shipowners have invested billions in the LNG fuel option in the belief that it will benefit regulatory compliance and the environment.
  • Maersk opens Atlanta airfreight station
    Maersk Air Cargo is growing its small U.S. footprint with a cargo facility near the Atlanta airport.
  • SC Ports' fiscal 2023 'a much more typical year' following cargo boom
    Fiscal year 2023 volumes tracked more with 2021 volumes than with 2022, which had experienced an unprecedented cargo boom, according to South Carolina Ports.

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No from the Government of London to a state guarantee on new loans requested by Harland & Wolff
London
"The market is in the best position to resolve the business issues faced by the company," he said.
In the port of Naples, the work of strengthening the dam foranea Duke d' Aosta is initiated.
Danish Norden buys Norwegian Norlat Shipping
Hellerup
Is specialized in the maritime transport of forest products
Meyer Werft confirms the possibility of implementing the restructuring of the navalmechanical group
Meyer Werft confirms the possibility of implementing the restructuring of the navalmechanical group
Papenburg
Announced the definition of a draft of a plan that is expected to be completed in 2028
IBIA, the current carbon intensity indicator of the IMO penalises the bunkerage business
London
Submitted a proposal to change the CII ahead of the next session of the MEPC
COSCO Shipping Ports, in June new historical record of monthly container traffic
Hong Kong
In the April-June period of this year, a new quarterly record was also recorded
Slight quarterly and semester growth of container traffic in the port of Algeciras
Algeciras
New locomotives for transalpine transport of SBB Cargo International
Munich of Bavaria
Order to Siemens Mobility
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
Barcelona
Also recorded new maximum spikes of quarterly and semi-annual containerized volumes
New historical record of monthly container traffic in the port of Barcelona
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
In the second quarter, freight traffic in the Antwerp-Zeegrugge port system grew by 4% percent.
Anverse
The containers were equal to almost 3.4 million teu (+ 2%)
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Port of Rotterdam, in recovery of container traffic in the second quarter
Rotterdam
In the second half of the year, volumes are expected to rise in other market segments.
CMA CGM accords with Google to apply artificial intelligence to group operations
In the first half of 2024 the container traffic in the port of Los Angeles grew by 14.4%
Los Angeles
ABB's earnings growth while falling orders
Zurich
Increase in commits in the maritime, port and chemical sectors
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Assiterminal, use EU ETS funds for investment in infrastructure and new equipment for port businesses
Rome
The trade unions are abandoning the confrontational drift on the Ccnl.
Marsa Maroc will operate two terminals in the Beninese port of Cotonou
Casablanca
The business will be held together with the new public-private company Bénin Manutentions
Clerc (Maersk) : The next few months will also be characterized by a containerized hold deficiency in the face of high demand
Copenhagen
Agreement in Bahrain to set up a shipyard recycling yard
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
In May, the decline of naval traffic in the Suez Canal was accentuated.
The Cairo
The crossings of tankers have decreased by -41.5% and those of ships of other type by -59.4%
Cognolate is the new president of Assiterminal
Rome
Ferrari confirmed director of the association of port terminalists
The shareholders ' assembly of Assiterminal, who unanimously elected Tomaso Cognolate president of the association of terminalists ...
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
CIMAC has been accredited with consultative status at the International Maritime Organization
Frankfurt am Main
General cargo ship stopped and sanctioned by the Coast Guard of Genoa
Genoa
Found serious breaches of European ship recycling law
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
Marseille
Training of the personnel of the shipowner group to quantum computation
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.
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
New service of Bertani Transport for car rail transport between Chignolo Po and Cassino
Milan
Made a trip per week with the aim of doubling the frequency
Trafigura becomes sole proprietor of the High Heat Tankers
Singapore
Acquired 50% of the capital in hand at Gearbulk
6.5% of the fleet in navigation is able to use alternative fuels or propulsions
Naples
Positive the second quarter of Wärstilä
Helsinki / Trieste / Rome
Accentuated growth in the maritime segment
Launched a ro-pax of Bluferries
Athens
From the beginning of next year, he will connect Villa San Giovanni with Messina
Fincantieri-Hera agreement for the optimisation of the waste cycle
Bologna / Rome
A newco will be established. The activity will be launched at the shipyard in Monfalcone
Japan's ENEOS cedes fleet of tankers and bulk carriers to a participating newco at 80% percent from NYK
Tokyo
The sale does not include ships for the transportation of crude oil
EU funds for 765 million euros at new railway line-Lyon
Brussels
Also funded access to the Brenner Base Tunnel
Medtruck (MSC group), agreement with trade unions on salary and rights
Rome
In the next 15 days workers will be called upon to speak out on the deal.
Inaugurated the new intermodal rail link between the Central Tuscany Interport and the Darsena Toscana Terminal
Lawn
On arrival in the port of La Spezia the naval means for the construction of the new pier cruises
The Spezia
They will be used for the consolidation of the seabed and prefabrication and laying of the casks
Rhenus has inaugurated two plants near Bologna and Milan.
Lauzac
New branches in Castel San Pietro and Casei Gerola
In June the Port of Long Beach sets a new container traffic record for this month
Long Beach
The EIB finances 90 million of the project of the Darsena Europa of the port of Livorno
Luxembourg
Warriors : full political and financial support for its realization
Agreement between the AdSP of the Central Adriatic and the State Police for the prevention and contrast of cyber crimes
Ancona
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
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
PSA, measures to mitigate congestion in the port of Singapore are having success
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 Tomaso Cognolato
Roma, 17 luglio 2024
››› File
Last year, freight traffic in Dutch ports fell by -7.6% percent.
The Hague
Reduction of volumes in all major merceological compartments
Chantier Naval de Marseille will retrofit two other cruise ships of AIDA Cruises
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
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