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International Transport Journal web site
MARCH 30, 2023
  • Calgary's new transload hub to open next year
  • Ceva: high tech robots for Belgian hub
  • Boosting deployment of Volta Trucks
  • Developing Vietnam's container port capacity
  • VRR chooses Japanese distribution partner
  • AAL celebrating 25 years in China
  • A tough year for KLN
  • More connections to Trieste
  • Dnata chooses Phil McGrane for Brazil
  • ACCC: interim authorisation for Qantas and Emirates
  • Port of Brisbane's Zero Emissions Ride Day
  • Road services consistently positive
  • IRU: now it's up to the member states
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Jaxport and Aruba sign MOU
  • Continuing expansion in Latin America
  • Felb restructures its management team
  • Black cat now gliding on path of innovation

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The Loadstar web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • ONE becomes joint-owner of Seaspan Corp in $11bn takeover
  • Jittery US retailers remain cautious over their logistics commitments
  • Getting fresh at CH Robinson
  • Damning verdict on EC's 'unrealistic' plans for intermodal growth
  • Indian mango exports looking fruitful as transport costs start to fall
  • Marshall Islands in urgent talks with carriers after cargo is stranded by ban
  • Donkey business: the true legacy of Scott's collapse
  • Wan Hai crushes quit rumours by boosting transpacific service

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Marine Log web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • VIDEO: Breakaway barges pile up against McAlpine Dam
    Shortly after 2 a.m. on March 28, 2023, a vessel towing 11 barges made contact with a stationary structure at the entrance to the Portland Canal near the McAlpine Lock and Dam,
  • DOE names 9 phase one winners in FLOWIN prize contest
    The U.S. Department of Energy today announced the Phase One winners of the FLoating Offshore Wind ReadINess (FLOWIN) Prize. Open to floating wind platform designers, fabricators, and project site developers, the three-phase
  • New MAN dual-fuel four-stroke passes TAT
    MAN Energy Solutions' MAN 49/60DF engine has received its Type Approval after a five-day program on the testbed at the company's Augsburg, Germany, headquarters. The Type Approval Test (TAT) of the new
  • VIDEO: Kiel launches autonomous ferry test vessel
    Stockholm, Sweden, is not the only European city aiming to get an autonomous passenger ferry into operation (see earlier story). Kiel, Germany, also has a boat in the water. That vessel is

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Container News web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • Lomar Shipping appoints new technical director
    Lomar Shipping, the shipping subsidiary of the Libra Group, has announced that Marius Bujor will be its new technical director and will be based in the company's Bremen office. Bujor succeeds Stylianos Papageorgiou who has been promoted to the position of managing director of lomarlabs, a new venture to collaborate with deep-tech start-ups. Bujor has been with Lomar for eight years, having joined
  • CMA CGM adds Indian Subcontinent to congestion surcharge destinations from Mersin
    CMA CGM has announced a port congestion surcharge from Mersin, Turkey to the Indian Subcontinent due to current delays in the Turkish port. After CMA CGM's congestion surcharge announcement for a US$100 / dry container fee for every box transportation from Mersin, Turkey to several destinations worldwide, the French ocean carrier added Indian Subcontinent to the "destination pool of surcharge"
  • Container shipping asked to clean up its act in view of upcoming scrapping wave: NGO Shipbreaking Platform
    Triggered by overcapacity, lower freight rates and the new carbon regulations expected this year, numerous container ships will be sold for scrapping in the near future. In light of this foreseeable surge in the number of discarded boxships, the NGO Shipbreaking Platform has reached out to the largest companies of the sector demanding change in corporate policies and practices by encouraging the
  • Shipping industry organisations give guidelines for lithium-ion batteries container transport
    New guidelines for lithium-ion batteries container transport aim to reduce the growing associated risks. The Cargo Incident Notification System Network (CINS) and its partners have compiled a publication covering the properties of these batteries and their potential to explode, initiate fires and emit toxic gases. This publication is a result of a one-day conference conducted on 15 March by the I
  • Slow growth for major box ports in 2022
    The 30 busiest container ports in the world saw slower growth in 2022, as inflation and economic uncertainties capped consumer spending. Alphaliner's recent report, released today (29 March), stated that volumes at the 30 busiest ports rose by less than 1% year-on-year, to 454 million TEU in 2022. Gains were driven almost entirely by China and, to a lesser extent, the Middle East. Despite intermi
  • DP World to build new edible oil terminal in Berbera Port
    UAE-based port and terminal operator DP World started the development of a new edible oil terminal at the Port of Berbera in Somaliland. The purpose is to reduce supply chain costs and create vital local jobs, according to DP World, which has already agreed to a long-term lease for the facility. More specifically, the terminal will initially have a storage capacity of 18,000 tonnes, which will be
  • Wharf at Long Beach ITS terminal extended
    In early March, the Port of Long Beach and International Transportation Service (ITS) completed the US$55 million improvement project with the ITS terminal being capable of receiving larger container ships and enhancing efficiency. The Californian port extended Berth G236 by 75 meters, constructed new rock dikes, and upgraded anchored facilities at Berths G232 and G236. "With the opening of the B
  • JAXPORT refunded US$35 million for Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project
    The US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Jacksonville District presented JAXPORT with a US$35 million refund for unused prepayments from the recently completed Jacksonville Harbor Deepening project. JAXPORT is actively working with the City of Jacksonville and the State of Florida. Both of them contributed funding toward the project, to determine their share of the refund amount as outlined in the
  • Korean Register, Microsoft sign digital transformation agreement
    Korean Register (KR) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Microsoft Korea on 28 March to collaborate on digital transformation and enhance their technological capabilities, with the aim of leading the digital transformation of the shipbuilding and maritime industry. Through this partnership, a joint working group between the two companies will be established to collaborate on digital t
  • Packeta Group expands facilities to Adriatic region
    The Packeta Group, a global digital e-commerce platform, is expanding to the Adriatic with the opening of its seventh entity named Packeta Adriatic. More specifically, the new entity will start its operation in Slovenia and gradually take on new countries in the Adriatic region. According to Packeta Group, the Slovenian e-commerce market has experienced impressive growth in recent years during th
  • CMA CGM applies new overweight surcharge from Saudi Arabia to North Africa and Morocco
    CMA CGM announced an overweight surcharge (OWS) from the port of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to North Africa and Morocco. The surcharge of US$100 / container will be applied to 20' dry boxes with a container gross weight equal to or over 16 tons. The French ocean carrier said the overweight surcharge from Jeddah to North Africa and Morocco will be effective from 10 April. The post appeared first on C
  • DP World opens reefer container facility in Sydney
    DP World announced the launch of Reefer World, a new one-stop refrigerated container facility in Sydney, which will offer a wide range of reefer cleaning and repair services to clients in Australia and New Zealand. The dedicated reefer facility is the largest of its kind in Sydney and one of the largest in Australia, providing a variety of reefer solutions, such as pre-trip wash, inspection, and
  • ZIM quits Pacific Southwest lane again as ZEX service axed
    ZIM will withdraw its eCommerce Xpress (ZEX) service, which was launched during the peak of the freight market in 2020, at the end of this month. The cessation of ZEX will mean that the Israeli liner operator will no longer have any calls in Los Angeles and will return to its traditional coverage of the Pacific Northwest and the US East Coast. According to container shipping consultancy Linerlyti
  • Far East Land Bridge increases fleet efficiency through Container xChange
    Far East Land Bridge (FELB), a railway operator with services between Europe and Asia, has found success in balancing its fleet and decreasing idle time through its collaboration with an online container logistics firm, Container xChange. With a fleet of 2,600 containers, FELB sought a solution to rapidly hire additional units during times of high demand and prevent vacant shifting costs during p
  • Georgia Ports invests US$170 million in new hybrid yard cranes
    The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has decided to spend US$170 million on 55 hybrid-engine rubber-tired gantry cranes to equip the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal during its transformation into an all-container facility. "This significant investment in new equipment will help prepare the Port of Savannah to handle more ships and cargo while maintaining the world-class service our customers have
  • Port of Valencia improves operability of hauliers
    The Port of Valencia has educated 2,592 hauliers working in the Valencian area with the ValenciaportPCS App for mobile devices. ValenciaportPCS is one of the first technological platforms or Port Community Systems in the world. This tool is used by approximately 1,100 firms and public agencies in the ports of Valencia, Sagunto, and Gandia in Spain. Every day, it handles more than 300,000 messages

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Splash web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • Danish Shipping calls for new approach to tackle Gulf of Guinea piracy
    Following the boarding of a Monjasa product tanker offshore the Republic of Congo, the shipowners' organisation Danish Shipping has called for a new strategy to combat piracy in the West African region. The Liberian-flagged , owned by Danish bunker supplier Monjasa, was attacked by pirates late Saturday evening in the Gulf of Guinea while sitting ...
  • Transocean adds to semisub backlog with $113m worth of new deals
    New York-listed offshore drilling contractor Transocean has fixed two of its harsh environment semisubs, adding around $113m to firm contract backlog. The Swiss-based owner and operator of 37 rigs has sealed a deal with an undisclosed independent operator for the 2015-built Transocean Endurance to carry out a multi-well plug and abandonment campaign in Australia. The ...
  • SeaZip grows CTV fleet
    Harlingen-based SeaZip Offshore Service is expanding its fleet with the acquisition of a 24 pax crew transfer vessel from compatriot shipping company Groen. No price has been revealed for the 2020-built Green Waves, delivered by Damen Shipyards. The UK-flagged CTV will be renamed SeaZip 9 and sail under the Dutch flag in the future. Jan ...
  • Havfram Wind lines up Norfolk WTIV contract
    Norway's Havfram Wind has been appointed as the preferred wind turbine installation supplier for Vattenfall's Norfolk projects in the UK. The agreement covers transport and installation works over a period of three years, utilising one of the company's wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) under construction at CIMC Raffles Shipyard in China. Even Larsen, CEO of ...
  • Oil washes up 350 km away from where controversial Princess Empress went down in the Philippines last month
    One month on from its sinking, the oil spill from the Princess Empress continues to spread, with authorities warning that around 40% of the cargo in its ruptured tanks have yet to gush out into the seas off Mindoro island. The controversial ship sank on February 28 in stormy conditions off the island of Mindoro having lost ...
  • Norden moves into capesize segment
    Danish owner and operator Norden has marked its entry into the capesize segment this month by adding four ships through two separate deals. "With the move into capesize, Norden expands its offering to cover all dry cargo sizes, providing added value to our customers and partners globally," said Jan Rindbo, chief executive of Norden, adding: ...
  • Guidelines published for safe transport of lithium-ion batteries in containers
    The Lithium-ion Batteries in Containers Guidelines, published yesterday by several industry bodies, seek to prevent the increasing risks that the transport of lithium-ion batteries by sea creates, providing suggestions for identifying such risks. Extensive measures to safely transport what is an exponentially increasing volume of lithium-ion batteries, in their various states or charge and when ...
  • Cadeler firms up East Anglia wind turbine installation deal
    BW Group-backed offshore wind contractor Cadeler has inked a firm deal with ScottishPower Renewables for the transportation and installation of wind turbines at the East Anglia Three offshore wind farm in the UK. The firm contract follows a vessel reservation agreement the Denmark-based company struck with Iberdrola's subsidiary last July. Under the contract, the Oslo-listed ...
  • Are crude tankers headed for best year this century?
    Analysis contained in the March issue of Splash Extra published today suggests this is the best year this century for VLCC, suezmax and aframax owners. The in-depth look at the crude tanker trades in Q1 and projections for the rest of the year also feature the views and data from Braemar, BRS, Evercore, Lorentzen & ...
  • ADS Maritime gets into offshore with Tasik DSV stake
    Oslo-listed ADS Maritime is expanding its investment portfolio which in addition to tankers now includes an offshore vessel. The Terje Bodin Larsen-led company has picked up a 10% stake in the 2017-built dive support vessel (DSV) . ADS will act as the commercial manager with primary responsibility for following up Singapore owner Tasik Subsea's activities ...
  • Gulf Marine Services awarded pair of new contracts
    London-listed liftboat operator Gulf Marine Services (GMS) has won two new contracts for one of its vessels in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region. The UAE-based company with a fleet of 13 self-propelled self-elevating support vessels has fixed a small class vessel for a total duration of 272 days. The first contract is set to ...
  • Taylor Maritime Investments: Strong fundamentals ahead
    Edward Buttery, the chief executive of Taylor Maritime Investments and Grindrod Shipping, maintains a quietly bullish sentiment on handysize bulker rates, encouraged by recent market firming, with rates on the Baltic Exchange up by over 50% between February and March. "I expect the market to remain fairly firm for this year, next year and possibly ...
  • Lila Global adds two capes
    Anil Sharma's Lila Global has strengthened ties with COSCO, sealing its third deal this year with the Chinese state-run owner. The latest purchase marks a shift from wet to dry for Lila Global shortly after buying two VLCCs. Sources tell Splash that Lila Global has added two more capes, adding the 2006-built CHS Splendor, built ...
  • US Wind and Haizea Wind Group team up for new fabrication facility
    Baltimore-based US Wind, owned by Italy's Renexia, and Spain's Haizea Wind Group Management have formed a long-term partnership to manage and operate Sparrows Point Steel, Maryland's first permanent offshore wind factory in Baltimore County. The facility will manufacture steel components for the US offshore wind industry, including monopiles and towers. The Sparrows Point Steel facility ...
  • Crude tankers tipped to enjoy best year this century
    Analysis contained in the March issue of Splash Extra suggests this is the best year this century for VLCC, suezmax and aframax owners. All three sectors have pushed around the $100,000 mark during the first quarter, while asset prices remain hugely elevated. Nevertheless, not all analysts are willing to commit to the assertion that 2023 ...
  • FuelEeeeugh Maritime
    I'm a little torn about last week's news that the European Union is on the cusp of pushing through its FuelEU Maritime legislation, something Brussels politicians claim is the "world's most ambitious path" to decarbonising our industry. The rules will demand ships must cut ship emissions by 2% as of 2025 and by 80% as ...
  • March 2023 Review
    The European Parliament and Council reached a deal on what they claimed is the world's most ambitious path to maritime decarbonisation, asking to cut ship emissions by 2% as of 2025 and by 80% as of 2050. This would apply to ships above a gross tonnage of 5,000, and to all energy used onboard in ...
  • Tankers: Pop goes the weasel
    Oil prices stepped down $10 in March from around $85 to $75 per barrel as traders picked up on recession fears stemming from bank failures and rising interest rates. Even as the US Federal Reserve, the European Central Bank and the Bank of England raised rates again, gold ticked above $2,000 as investors sought havens ...
  • Bulkers: Piggy in the middle
    Brokers and traders became positively priapic during the middle weeks of March as the dry bulk freight markets shook off their Lunar New Year lethargy and felt the sap rising through Chinese steel markets. However, some enthusiasm was dissipated as the month wore on, with freight rate rises pausing, perhaps with one eye on President ...
  • Containers: The Grand old Duke of York
    Chinese containerised exports for February were a miserable $418m compared to $551m in January and nearly $1bn in February 2022. Even accounting for the Lunar New Year, this was a depressing number for Chinese exporters who will be hoping, as their factories reopen, for more buying from US customers this year. US liner industry analyst ...
  • Failing banks cap S&P activity
    In terms of absolute volumes it has been a relatively quiet month in the sale and purchase market, but, regardless, prices remain elevated. Across the board, owners have become nervous about the banks, brokers tell Splash Extra. "Capesize values have firmed this month as a result of recent transactions that have set the benchmark," said ...
  • Analyst Abstract
    Tankers "As anyone with the slightest insight into our industry will know, oil prices and tanker earnings tend to have an inverse relationship and this time is no exception," reads a typically punchy daily markets report from Lorentzen & Co earlier this week. One of the reasons that the Norwegian broker highlighted was that the ...
  • Banking uncertainty and shipping
    The turmoil in the banking system this month, coupled with new recession-related concerns, has sent shockwaves through global markets, raising fears of a new financial crisis and an impending loan crunch. The collapse of US mid-sized lenders Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and Signature Bank, followed by the demise of 167-year-old Credit Suisse, have alarmed investors ...
  • Banking crises lead inexorably to shipping crises
    Andrew Craig-Bennett makes his return with some timely advice for owners. There might be a problem with banks, or there might not be. All we can say for sure, today, is that UBS has acquired the Greek private client business that used to be such a priz

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Lloyd's List web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • Euronav tanker takes on Iran oil, says UANI
    Vietnam-flagged vessel Abyss purportedly took on an Iranian cargo in February in Iran while its vessel-tracking transponder was off. The...
  • Russia seeks China and India's support to accelerate Arctic ambitions
    The northern sea route has been high on the agenda during Russia's recent diplomatic dates with China and India. The...
  • Abuse of IMO vessel-numbering scheme and falsely flagged ships continues, committee hears
    Countries support an intersessional working group to define the due diligence required to use the IMO unique company and registered...
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping confident in strong tanker recovery
    The Shanghai-listed shipping giant saw net profit up more than 40%, largely backed by a strong tanker recovery
  • Lomar Shipping tech venture aims to 'make a real difference'
    Focus includes issues of safety and security, decarbonisation and the 'future of work'
  • Norway's leading car port seeks expansion to meet growing EV imports
    Norway's biggest vehicle port handled a record-high number of car imports in 2022, as the country ramped up electric vehicle...
  • China Merchants orders up to six methanol-fuelled PCTCs
    Company expects Chinese shipowners to enjoy a bright future in international ro-ro shipping backed by strong car exports from China
  • Attica agrees to buy ro-ro from CLdN Ferries for $13.4m
    CLdN has been expanding with modern tonnage
  • Nautilus highlights value of union membership
    'Working internationally, you can deliver for members wherever they reside and not engage in a race to the bottom in...
  • Royal Caribbean to upgrade newbuilding for methanol fuel operations
    Move by third-largest cruise vessel operator follows decision by RCCL's competitor, NCL, to amend propulsion systems of two 3,300 passenger...
  • Seacon Shipping eyes top 10 shipmanagers
    Largest shipmanagement firm in China raised $52m in Hong Kong IPO
  • Klaveness unit sets new environmental target
    Shipping is falling behind schedule on the IMO's 2030 targets 'as the choice and availability of new fuels, technology, and...
  • Meratus to offer smart container tracking
    Smart container devices have been available for some time. The momentum behind the technology is now picking up
  • A willingness to collaborate won't expedite decarbonisation
    Whether slow progress in digitalisation is holding back decarbonisation and whether the focus on newbuildings is holding back retrofit solutions...
  • Local carriers boost China-Russia Baltic box trades
    Newcomers to the China-Russian Baltic trade include Chinese logistics companies Torgmoll and Safetrans, and Russian forwarding company Transit LLC
  • The Ukraine effect: Lasting upheaval for shipping markets
    Chapter 3: Russia's invasion of Ukraine has had a profound impact on global trade, but the longer-term implications are only...
  • Lithium-ion battery transport guidelines published
    The use of lithium-ion batteries is growing fast. But so too are the associated fire risks
  • KSOE wins $518m contract to build two LNG carriers
    The latest contract brings the tally of newbuilding liquefied natural gas carrier orders in Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering to 10 this...
  • ICS publishes medical guide for use at sea
    New guide includes chapters on assessing mental health issues and communicating with telemedical services
  • Norden returns to big-sized bulk carriers
    In a previous foray, Norden had exited the capesize segment in early 2016 amid market lows to focus on the...
  • Shareholders complete deal to take Seaspan parent private
    Carrier joins other key shareholders in buying out remaining shares in Atlas. Delisted company will be better placed to navigate...
  • Daily Briefing
    Sanctions on Russia have 'weaponised' flags, says registry chief | Chinese leasing remains open for business | The Ukraine effect...
  • Norwegian car carriers differ over alternative fuel strategies
    Höegh Autoliners has been signalling its intention to start bunkering with alternative fuels in the next couple of years, while...
  • Malaysia's key port aims to raise capacity by 3.5m teu over five years
    Throughput fell in 2022 due to the situation in Ukraine, high energy prices in Europe and weak consumer demand

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The Journal of Commerce web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • Teamsters taking more hardline approach toward LTL trucking employers
    The Teamsters union promises a tougher approach in contract talks with ABF Freight and TForce Freight, and is opposing major network changes proposed by Yellow, its largest freight employer.
  • April blanks from China grow as US import decline continues
    For ocean carriers, the decision to cancel sailings suggests they expect no rebound in trans-Pacific freight rates that are now at two-year lows.
  • Canadian National to boost transloading with new Calgary facility
    The project is the latest in a series of steps to address the imbalance between domestic and international intermodal volumes in Canada.
  • US outlook for second-half rebound of Asia imports darkens
    US big-box retailers are receiving fewer imports while inventories remain elevated and US consumer confidence teeters, boding poorly for a significant second-half rebound in Asia container imports, writes JOC Executive Mark Szakonyi.
  • New House shipping bill garners support from stakeholders
    The legislation aims for faster development of uniform data-sharing standards, while the co-sponsors say they were also motivated to protect US shipping interests from what they view as China's malign influence over the supply chain.

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TradeWinds web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • Hornbeck Offshore wins US government contract that could swell to $39.5m
    Louisiana shipowner sees Military Sealift Command deal extended, with more in the offing
  • MR product tanker rates improve thanks to tight tonnage list in Atlantic
    Shipbroker reports just two MR fixtures helped ratchet up spot rates on Wednesday
  • Shipowners' Club starts to process Philippines tanker spill claims
    Wreck of sunken tanker lies at a depth of 400 metres with oil on board
  • Green Seas: 'Much remains up in the air' as IMO hurtles toward carbon crunch session
    Our weekly environment newsletter explores how the latest deliberations at the UN shipping regulator tee up a complex debate in July
  • Shipowners' Club starts to process Philippine tanker spill claims
    Wreck of sunken tanker currently at a depth of 400 metres with oil onboard
  • Fuel-cutting retrofits need 'holistic' approach to make sense, say experts
    Coatings and hull cleaning one of quickest ways to cut emissions but forward planning required if other technologies are being changed
  • Decarbonisation and digitalisation are opportunities to get more women into shipping, WISTA head says
    Shipping firms are no longer thinking about doing 'business as usual', Elpi Petraki says
  • Chinese ship finance chief Li Li pleads guilty to bribery charges
    Local news agency says top finance executive has admitted to charges at ship leasing corruption trial
  • Shipowners may one day be paid to keep on using toxic HFO no one else wants, BRS says
    Chairman Francois Cadiou envisages future where shipping is the last resort for polluting fuel
  • BRS' Cadiou says shipping is going backwards as vessels switch away from LNG fuel
    Dual-fuel vessels are relying more and more on polluting heavy fuel oil as gas becomes too expensive, shipbroker warns
  • Missing tanker: Danish Shipping says new solutions needed for Gulf of Guinea piracy
    Anne Steffensen says Monjasa Reformer boarding shows that coastal states do not have the resources to tackle ongoing problem
  • Andy Dacy counsels caution as world events have clouded JP Morgan's crystal ball
    Shipowner still likes LNG and dry bulk, but it's all complicated as sectors face geopolitical whirlwind
  • Pension funds rebel but Maersk bosses get big bonus increase past shareholders
    Chairman Robert Maersk Uggla says executives should see greater correlation between earnings and pay
  • China's Cosco Shipping inks $1bn deal for 20 wood-pulp carrier newbuildings
    Order spree almost wipes out 2025 delivery slots of one state-owned shipyard
  • Havfram hails major deals with Vattenfall and Orsted for new WTIVs
    At least two new installation ships now needed after big contracts agreed
  • Neda turns to China for fresh batch of bulker newbuildings
    Traditional Greek shipowner is inking a pair of kamsarmaxes at Chengxi Shipyard
  • Liner shipping stocks: The gift that keeps giving - but for how long?
    Stock prices and dividends keep rising despite a sharp fall in freight rates
  • Build the ships and the green methanol will come, Proman's Gajadhar tells owners
    Producer has no worries about supply despite Maersk going all-in to hoover up new sources of fuel
  • Copenhagen Commercial Platform launches emissions reporting tool 'for commercial people'
    Tech offering makes it easy to see where action should be taken to improve emissions performance
  • Debt-free Exmar turns in top dollar 2022 results
    FLNG unit sale and charter income boosted returns for Belgian gas specialist
  • Pandemic and war slows KCC's emission cuts but ambitious new targets set
    Combination carrier company's boss Engebret Dahm also urges the IMO to get its act together
  • ABB spin-off Accelleron looks to turbocharge cleaner marine fuels
    Swiss-based engine turbocharging company is developing the technology so they can run on methanol and ammonia, and even fuel cells
  • Odfjell on track for strong 2023 thanks to Russia-linked disruption
    Supply is squeezed as product tankers pull out of chemicals markets to exploit bumper oil freight rates
  • Anchor Ship Partners agrees business development plan with PowerX
    Ship finance specialist is looking for commercial opportunities for renewable energy in regional Japan
  • CII scores: a fantastic concept, clouded by a suboptimal metric
    Effective decarbonisation rules must focus on commercial drivers rather than the just vessel itself argues Andrea Olivi, global head of wet freight at Trafigura
  • Norden ramps up capesize presence with two more vessel buys
    Danish owner-operator bought two capes earlier in March and has completed its first bunkering of biofuels
  • Banks silent on future of $1bn DOF fleet after bankruptcy restructuring completed
    Group of lenders now in control of Norwegian offshore shipping company but are keeping quiet on their plans
  • Capital Gas linked to pair of LNG carrier newbuildings
    Rapidly expanding Greek shipowner said to have snapped up optional slot duo in South Korea bumping up its LNG fleet to 20 vessels
  • Seafarer loses leg in accident on Zim container ship in Argentina
    Crew member airlifted by helicopter
  • 'Strong buy': Fearnley starts KCC coverage with a bullish view on earnings
    Analysts believe dry and wet combination carriers will continue to enjoy the best of both worlds
  • Russia trade flows spell big profits for product tanker owners
    Vortexa says hauling Russian diesel is proving lucrative for long-haul trades to South America
  • ADS Maritime ventures into offshore with investment in dive support ship
    Norwegian company is diversifying away from tankers for the first time
  • CoolCo: LNG shipping's new kid on the block thinks big
    Backing from lead shareholder Eastern Pacific Shipping is a 'big differentiator' for the emerging shipowner
  • Missing Monjasa tanker seen 870 km from location of pirate boarding
    Contact has been lost with Monjasa Reformer, but crew made it to the citadel
  • Lomar Shipping names Marius Bujor as new technical director
    UK-based shipowner says new appointee has ability to lead from the front and adapt to new challenges

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American Shipper web site
MARCH 29, 2023
  • Hello, goodbye: Shipping's latest entries and exits on Wall Street
    The lineup of shipping stocks is in flux. There are multiple new listings as well as notable departures.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges Biden to step in to unlock labour talks at West Coast ports
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urges Biden to intervene to unblock labor negotiations at West Coast ports
Clark : A major disruption of work in Los Angeles and Long Beach would cost nearly half a billion dollars a day and a more extensive strike a billion
The trend of Evergreen's sales decline, Yang Ming and WHL in May, is still marked.
The trend of Evergreen's sales decline, Yang Ming and WHL in May, is still marked.
However, the trend seems to signal the conclusion of the cycle of rapid growth and degrowth of the last two years.
Pasquale Russo is the new president of Conftransportation
It happens to the historic "number one" Paolo Uggis
The AdSP of the Straits can reactivate the tender for the detection of the dealers of the two ferry terminals in the port of Messina
In 2022, the incidence of transport costs on the value of goods exported and imported from Italy rose for the third consecutive year.
In 2022, the incidence of transport costs on the value of goods exported and imported from Italy rose for the third consecutive year.
CMA CGM increases its presence in the Spanish port market
Acquired 49% percent of COSCO Shipping Ports (Spain) Holdings
The Swiss SBB CFF FFS rebuys the entire control of the Cargo branch
The Swiss SBB CFF FFS rebuys the entire control of the Cargo branch
Bought 35% percent of the capital in hand at Swiss Combi. Muhm appointed new member of the Group Directorate for Freight Traffic
The Court of Auditors sticks to the AdSP of the Northern Adriatic
Still incomplete the administrative and management unification of the ports of Venice and Chioggia
To Pantrust the renewal of the concession of the trailer services in the ports of Venice and Chioggia
To Pantrust the renewal of the concession of the trailer services in the ports of Venice and Chioggia
The new contract has a duration of 15 years
By 2030, a new cruise ship powered by electric, wind and solar will be ready
By 2030, a new cruise ship powered by electric, wind and solar will be ready
The project was presented today by Norwegian Hurtigruten and is carried out together with 11 other partners including the VARD
Three ferries in Caronte & Tourist ferries and assets for 29 million
The company expresses full confidence in the work of the judiciary, confident that the suitability of the ships will also be ascertained.
Le Aziende informano
La Ant. Bellettieri & Co., presente da più di 140 anni nel Porto di Civitavecchia, opera nella logistica portuale e nell'intermodalità mare, ferro, gomma
Shipping must protect IT systems, but also and in particular OT, from cyber risks
Shipping must protect IT systems, but also and in particular OT, from cyber risks
A DNV survey reveals that the sector is behind with investments and measures for cybersecurity
Port of Civitavecchia, markup of the surcharge on goods to finance the further prolongation of the antemurale
The former Privilege area will be dedicated to logistics
Giampieri has been confirmed as president of Assoports
Among the next challenges-he recalled-the revisit of the laws of reform of the port legislation
Kuehne + Nagel will buy South Africa's Moran Cargo
Is specialized in the segment of the shipment of perishable products
The exceptional growth trend of oil tanker transits allows the Suez Canal to mark a new historical record of monthly maritime traffic
The exceptional growth trend of oil tanker transits allows the Suez Canal to mark a new historical record of monthly maritime traffic
In April it was crossed by 2,298 ships (+ 19.1%)
In April, a sharp drop in freight traffic in the ports of Genoa and Savona-I'm going to
In April, a sharp drop in freight traffic in the ports of Genoa and Savona-I'm going to
Registered flexions of -7.4% and -6.8% respectively
Fraudulent mechanism for tax evasion and tax evasion implemented by a paved logistics company
X-Press Feeders order six dual-fuel container ships from 1,250 teu
Will be built by Chinese CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipbuilding
Japan's ONE took delivery of its first 24,000-teu container ship
Another five ships of the same capacity built by Imabari Shipbuilding and Japan Marine United Corporation will follow.
Switzerland will subsidize the travelling motorway between Fribourg and Novara until 2028
Measures will be introduced to make the Swiss merchant naval flag more attractive
FEPORT discussed the effects on ports and terminalists of EU climate rules
Saintes Maries de la Mer
Highlights the need for European governments to transpose the minimum corporate tax directive to avoid distortions caused by tonnage tax
In 2022, combined European transport marked a slight decline.
Historical record of national volumes, while international traffic has decreased by -0.5%
An engine failure of an oil tanker in the Suez Canal has not stopped traffic in the waterway.
The "Seavigour" transports crude from Russia to China
Renewed the national contract of the mowers and barcaioli
Average economic increase of 175 euros
Renewal of the concession to PSA Venice
It will have a duration of 25 years. A planned investment of 78.6 million euros and a traffic growth of up to 500mila teu. Concession to Veneta Cementi
For its own decarbonisation, shipping does not have to rely too much on e-fuel
For its own decarbonisation, shipping does not have to rely too much on e-fuel
The Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping warns to take into account the future availability and prices of electro-fuels
EU Commission presents five legislative proposals on maritime safety and prevention of marine pollution caused by ships
The aim is also to align European standards with international regulations
Agreement the Italian and Mauritanian maritime clusters
It has been initialed by Federation of the Sea, Cluster BIG and Cluster Maritime Mauritanien
Webuild, posits about 100,000 tons of gravel for Genoa's new foranea dam
Two ships carry 3,000 tons of material per day from Piombino
The first ship of the Diamond Line PNX service is approx.
The first ship of the Diamond Line PNX service is approx.
Go Ligure
The line links Italy with Turkey through the port of Piraeus
Filt, Fit and Uilt deem positive the government's first measures on maritime transport
Urge to reconsider the allocation of resources for the training of staff by providing them to workers
Thales opens a new Integrated Support Center at the Arsenal in La Spezia
The Spezia
The goal is the strengthening of the partnership with the Italian Navy.
Today in Copenhagen, the baptism of MSC Euribia will take place
Today in Copenhagen, baptism will take place in Copenhagen. MSC Euribia
The 22nd ship of MSC Cruciere will be employed in Northern Europe
On June 20 in Rome, the annual assembly of Assshipowners will be held
Will see the participation of four ministers
In Genoa, the largest photovoltaic plant carried out by private individuals in port areas in Italy
It was installed by the shipyard Friend & Co. with an investment of around one million euros
Brothers Cosulich rents a bettle for LNG at Dutch Titan
It has a capacity of 8,200 cubic meters. Will be used in Europe
APM Terminals extends to 2033 the contract for the management of the container terminal of the port of Kalundborg
The Hague
The activity was started in March 2021
The Committee of the AdSP Ligure West urges to recognize the narrowers of the promised drivers after the collapse of Morandi bridge
Gaudenzio Relatives appointed Director-General of ANCIP
He is legal expert in maritime-port and lecturer in the Law of Transport
A commission will begin to analyse the issues of port reform
The creation of the body was voted on yesterday by the National Coordination Conference of the Port System Authorities
Uilt urges prior confrontation with social partners on reform of port legislation
Resume as soon as-exhorts Tarlazzi and Odone-the permanent discussion table on ports
Confitarma's applause for the entry into force of the new provisions for machine directors
Gavarone : It simplifies life
Katoen Natie buys Belgian Crossport
The company has logistical areas with a capacity of 120mila square meters near Ghent Port
The new cruise terminal of the Indian port of Chennai has been inaugurated.
Next year, the completion of three more crucieristic approvers is expected.
The handling of the freight traffic at Genoa airport was entrusted to the city's freight forwarders
Giachero (Spediport) : It is essential to relaunch the cargo sector
At the end of the month APM Terminals will leave the management of the Itajaí terminal container
Superintendência do Porto will try to implement a new transitional solution pending the tender unopened by the federal government
GEODIS has bought Swiss Transport & Shipping helvetica
In 2022, it recorded a turnover of 58 million Swiss francs
Conference in Genoa on the State of Implementation of the National Logistics Platform
Organized by Federlogistics and Conftransporto-Confcommerce, it will be held next Monday
Livorno, air quality monitoring campaign in neighboring city areas to port
The discovery campaign will last 240 days
Fincantieri agreement in Canada to propose "Vigilance" patrolman for the Royal Canadian Navy
Two initiatives to commemorate Giuseppe Bono
On June 30 in Genoa, the second edition of the Youngster Shipping Summer Party will take place
The event is promoted by Assagents
Fincantieri will build the third NFS submarine of the Italian Navy's Navy
The first two batons will be delivered in 2027 and 2029
ABB plans a whale tail for the propulsion of small and medium-sized ships
ABB plans a whale tail for the propulsion of small and medium-sized ships
The first prototype will be available in 2025
Final free route to the link between the port of Ancona and the State Road 16
Aquaroli : It is a fundamental work for the development of the port, Ancona and the Marche
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
CMA CGM has completed the acquisition of La Méridionale
Next order for two new LNG ships announced
Venice Boat Show inaugurated
Over 220 exhibitors. 300 boats presented, 240 of which in the water
MSC Crociere ha preso in consegna la nuova MSC Euribia
MSC Cruises took in delivery the new MSC Euribia
In the ship yard of Chantiers de l'Atlantique also took place the coin ceremony of "MSC World America"
Agreement between the AdSP of the Central Adriatic and the regional agency of the Marches for environmental protection
Yang Ming orders to HHI the construction of five portacontainer from 15.500 teu
Commitment worth $927.9 million
Port of Genoa, procedural errors in paperwork reduced by 70%
this is the result of what was experienced during a course organised by the Harbour Master's Office and Assagenti
Confitarma expresses satisfaction at EU approval for road-sea intermodality support, but denounces lack of resources
Mattioli: We hope that the new government will open a concrete discussion with the armament industry on this issue in view of the next Budget Law
KHI and DNV will define a method to calculate the CO2 emissions of the supply chain of liquefied hydrogen
Subscribed to a specific memorandum of understanding
Italian Ports:
Ancona Genoa Ravenna
Augusta Gioia Tauro Salerno
Bari La Spezia Savona
Brindisi Leghorn Taranto
Cagliari Naples Trapani
Carrara Palermo Trieste
Civitavecchia Piombino Venice
Italian Interports: list World Ports: map
ShipownersShipbuilding and Shiprepairing Yards
ForwardersShip Suppliers
Shipping AgentsTruckers
On June 20 in Rome, the annual assembly of Assshipowners will be held
Will see the participation of four ministers
On May 25 in Genoa, a conference will be held on the programming, operation and management of transport networks
It is organized by the International Institute of Communications and CIFI
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Budget proposes to cut tax on containers used in shipping
(The Daily Observer)
Exclusive: Malaysian tycoon weighs selling a stake in $2.7 bln port business -sources
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Relazione del presidente Daniele Rossi
Napoli, 30 settembre 2020
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