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Exim India web site
FEBRUARY 23, 2024
  • India's GDP growth projected at 7 pc in FY25: RBI
  • New trade route announced bypassing the Red Sea and involving Mundra Port
  • Government focused on enhancing indigenous capacity in shipbuilding & repair: Secretary at workshop
  • Imports from North Korea (KP) / Exports to North Korea (KP)
  • Private, state ports' grow faster
  • Use of scrubbers saves 13 billion USD for lines
  • Rescheduled dredging plan for Indira Docks
  • Lentil imports from Canada surge
  • APEDA facilitating start-ups in the marketing and export of millet-based value-added products
  • IMO called on to solve legal inconsistencies in ship recycling conventions
  • Gaza war, Red Sea attacks threat to world economy: IMF, WB
  • Global pool of shipping containers growing expeditiously

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International Transport Journal web site
FEBRUARY 23, 2024
  • 30 energy efficient locos for Brazil
  • More business in retail beyond obvious candidates
  • Antonov Airlines still performing worldwide
  • Sennder picks new COO
  • Cutting carbon emissions by 90%
  • Asia's first biofuel barge sets sail
  • Another Dubai hub for FedEx
  • ICS2: first companies go live
  • CEO confirmed
  • Scheduled direct train launched in Russia
  • Four facilities, two ports
  • Los Angeles starts 2024 on a high note
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Joint initiatives to boost cargo traffic
  • Etihad Airways appoints VP cargo
  • Safety and innovation
  • DHL: a Mid-Atlantic move
  • Green light for Stockholm Norvik

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The Loadstar web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Unexpected bonus for NOOs as demand for charters increases
  • ...Expeditors has a cost problem? DSV and Kuehne are worse off...
  • India renews open sky policy for foreign air cargo carriers
  • US pledges $20bn to incentivise domestic port crane construction
  • Red tape and emissions trading: ETS hits non-EU shipowners hard
  • Taiwan's Starlux Airlines goes large on cargo with order for five freighters

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Marine Log web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Austal Australia adds two more Evolved Cape patrol boats to its order book
    Austal Limited (ASX:ASB) reports that Austal Australia has been awarded a contract extension for the construction of two additional Evolved Cape-class patrol boats for the Royal Australian Navy. The AUD $157 million
  • Equinor says it's "ready to go to work" on Empire Wind
    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today announced its approval of Empire Wind's Construction and Operations Plan (COP). This is the Equinor project's final approval from BOEM, following the agency's Record
  • Sanmar delivers first LNG-fueled Haisea Marine tug
    Turkey's Sanmar Shipyards reports that Haisea Kermode, the first of the two LNG-fueled escort tugs that it is building for Haisea Marine, has arrived in Vancouver, B.C., joining the three emissions-free Sanmar
  • Callan Marine christens dredge General Arnold
    Joining Galveston, Texas, headquartered Callan Marine's dredging fleet-which includes the General Bradley and MacArthur-is the newly christened 32-inch cutter suction dredge, the General Arnold. The new dredge was built at C&C Marine

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Container News web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Ensuring container fleet resilience with fuel flexibility
    The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) targets set by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and other regulatory vehicles, such as the Carbon Intensity Indicator (CII) and the Energy Efficiency Existing Ship Index (EEXI) have provided all ship owners and operators with parameters for meeting interim GHG targets in 2030, 2040 and, ultimately, achieving net zero by or around 2050. The extension of the EU
  • Scrubber savings reach US$13 billion, reports Sea-Intelligence
    According to Sea Intelligence, the IMO2020 regulations require the use of fuel oils containing less than 0.5% sulphur, such as Very Low Sulphur Fuel Oil (VLSFO), or alternative compliance methods like exhaust gas cleaning systems, known as scrubbers. Scrubbers enable shipping lines to utilize higher-sulphur fuel oils (IFO380), which are cheaper. With a growing number of scrubber installations, th
  • Two dead, three missing after container ship hits bridge in Chinese port
    Two people were killed and three others missing after a boxship hit a bridge in Guangzhou in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong this morning (22 February). Around 5.30 am, Liang Hui 688, a 2016-built 5,000 gt domestic Chinese container ship, reportedly hit the Lixinsha Bridge in Guangzhou's Nansha district, causing the bridge to collapse partially. Consequently, four cars and one motorcyc
  • Europe's largest quay cranes arrive at DP World's London Gateway
    DP World has received Europe's largest quay cranes at its flagship London Gateway logistics hub, marking its latest investment to boost the United Kingdom's future trading capability. Weighing more than 2,000 tonnes, the giant cranes will come into service at London Gateway's new fourth berth , set to open this summer. Following a two-month journey from China, the quay cranes arrived at London Ga
  • BIMCO publishes ship financing forms for uninterrupted use of vessels
    BIMCO has published two standard Quiet Enjoyment Letters (QELs), the first standard form QELs available to the industry, to offer a tool that can ensure the charterers' uninterrupted use of a ship if the owner defaults under the financing facility. The QELs will be provided by the lender to the charterer to ensure that the charterer, who does not have a contractual relationship with the lender bu
  • Major Swedish port gains status in European Union network
    The recent designation of comprehensive status for Stockholm Norvik Port marks a significant milestone following the approval of an agreement on European Union regulations for the development of the Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T). As an integral part of the EU transport network, this status enables the Swedish port to pursue EU funding opportunities, paving the way for further enhanceme
  • Rotterdam sees TEU decline amid stable financial results
    The Port of Rotterdam handled 13.4 million TEUs in 2023, translating to a 7% drop compared to the previous year's figures. Additionally, the container throughput in tonnes was 130.1 million tonnes, lower by 6.8%. "Container throughput has proved to be very volatile in recent years in response to Covid and geopolitical developments," said a Port of Rotterdam official, adding that the main reasons
  • sennder appoints new Chief Commercial Officer
    The European digital road freight forwarder sennder announced the appointment of Katherine Boesen as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). Boesen's addition marks a significant milestone in sennder's growth trajectory as it aims to bolster customer relationships with major shippers across Europe and reinforce the value proposition of its platform and services, according to the company's stateme
  • MSC to open new feeder calls at India's eastern Paradip Port
    Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) has inked a deal to start a feeder service between Paradip Port (PPT), a major gateway on India's east coast, and Sri Lanka's Colombo Port. The service is due to start in early March, initially offering two or three sailings a week and as volumes build, it will be enhanced to a weekly frequency, according to industry sources. Paradip has traditionally thrived on b
  • Port of Oakland appoints new maritime marketing manager
    The Port of Oakland has appointed Carolyn Almquist as its new maritime marketing manager, bringing with her extensive experience from the private sector in international trade. Almquist joins the Port of Oakland following a 25-year tenure at American President Lines (APL), a subsidiary of the CMA CGM Group. Throughout her career at APL, she progressed to executive leadership positions, including

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Splash web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Castor sells bulker to Panagiotidis family member for $16.2m
    Cyprus-based bulker and boxship owner Castor Maritime has sold one of its bulkers for a price of $16.2m. Castor Maritime entered into an agreement to sell the 2010-built kamsarmax bulk carrier to an entity beneficially owned by a family member of Petros Panagiotidis, the company's chairman, CEO, and CFO. The company has already sold vessels ...
  • Stonepeak splashes $3bn for half of largest US offshore wind project
    Investment firm Stonepeak has bought a 50% interest in Dominion Energy's 2.6 GW Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind (CVOW) project for $3bn. The deal for the project stake was made with a subsidiary of Stonepeak Partners, an infrastructure investment firm managing over $61bn in assets. The transaction is scheduled to be completed by the end of ...
  • Teekay Tankers makes move on its final eight leased ships
    Teekay Tankers has set to wrap up its vessel buyback programme having agreed to take back eight and final remaining tankers tied to sale and leaseback deals. The New York-listed firm will be paying $137m for the transactions, which should leave the Kevin Mackay-led mid-sized tanker player free of debt in the first quarter of ...
  • Genco confirms sale of capesize duo
    US-listed Genco Shipping & Trading has continued its fleet renewal push and confirmed earlier broker reports about disposing of two more elderly capesize bulk carriers. The John Wobensmith-led owner of more than 40 dry bulk ships has sold the 2010-built Genco Claudius and 2009-built Genco Maximus for delivery to unnamed buyers in February and March, ...
  • Kishore Rajvanshy steps down at Fleet Management
    Hong Kong's Fleet Management (FLEET) has begun the search for a new managing director as co-founder Kishore Rajvanshy decided to step down from the role after three decades. As part of the leadership transition, Angad Banga, chief operating officer of FLEET parent company, The Caravel Group, will co-lead FLEET with Rajvanshy. Rajvanshy will continue to ...
  • PGS awarded 3D survey deal in the Mediterranean
    Oslo-listed seismic player PGS has been awarded a 3D project in the Mediterranean for an undisclosed energy company. The vessel will be used for the project and is scheduled to start the survey in early March. The project has a total duration of approximately 30 days. This project was not included in the $336m order ...
  • Yara Marine Technologies rebrands to Manta Marine and reveals new leadership
    The shipping industry's green tech supplier Yara Marine Technologies (YMT), recently sold to Geneva-based Okapi Supply Trading Advisory, has been rebranded and revealed a new leadership team. The company, now named Manta Marine Technologies, will be led by CEO Ina Reksten (pictured), who previously served as the deputy CEO and COO. Outgoing CEO Thomas Koniordos ...
  • Shell and Simply Blue exit floating wind projects
    Energy major Shell and Irish offshore renewables developer Simply Blue have opted to exit floating wind joint ventures to better focus on other markets. Shell signed a sales and purchase agreement with Hexicon transferring full ownership of the MunmuBaram joint venture. Under the agreement, Hexicon will increase its stake in the project from 20 to ...
  • Plans made to save Houthi-struck bulker from sinking
    An abandoned Belize-flagged bulk carrier which was damaged by Yemen's Houthi missile strike, is still floating despite taking in water. The Houthis had earlier said the vessel was in danger of sinking after claiming the attack that took place in the Strait of Bab el-Mandeb late Sunday and forced the crew of 24, including four ...
  • DOF bags offshore wind farm export cable repair gig
    Norwegian offshore vessel owner DOF has been awarded a contract to repair an export cable for an offshore wind farm in the Southern North Sea. The project, awarded by an undisclosed client - only described as an international energy operator, includes the retrieval of the damaged cable and termination, installation, trenching, and commissioning of the ...
  • Minerva Marine offloads its oldest cape
    Greece's Minerva Marine has made use of the hot dry bulk market to offload its oldest capesize vessels. The Andreas Martinos-led diversified owner of more than 70 ships has sold the 15-year-old , the company's first listed bulker sale in nearly 10 years. Brokers in Athens have seen the Jiangnan Shanghai Changxing Shipbuilding-built 177,736 dwt ...
  • Sulmara charters in Atlantic Offshore ERRV for renewables market refit
    Glasgow-based subsea specialist Sulmara has sealed a chartered-in deal with Norwegian owner Atlantic Offshore for an emergency response rescue vessel (ERRV), which will be refitted for work in the offshore renewables sector. The 2014-built Ocean Marlin has been secured on a three-year charter under which Sulmara will carry out a multi-million-pound upgrade to the vessel ...
  • KCA Deutag awarded contract extension by Vår Energi
    Drilling and engineering contractor KCA Deutag has secured more work on the Ringhorne platform in the Norwegian North Sea from operator Vår Energi. Under a two-year extension deal, the Aberdeen-based company will provide offshore drilling and maintenance services through to March 2026. The award of this extension solidifies the partnership between KCA Deutag and the ...
  • Petrobras taps Baker Hughes for Buzios well construction services
    Nasdaq-listed oilfield services major Baker Hughes has won a contract award from Brazilian oil giant Petrobras for integrated well construction services in the Buzios field offshore Brazil. The integrated services project is set to start in the first half of 2025 and will include drilling services, drill bits, wireline, cementing, wellbore clean up, fishing, remedial ...
  • Biden to replace Chinese-made cranes at all American ports
    Election year in the US with hysteria growing by the day about a more strident China has seen the White House take action over a perceived threat at its ports. President Joe Biden yesterday signed an executive order giving the coast guard greater powers to police cyber security at ports, as well as setting in ...
  • JP Morgan pockets tidy profit from cape sale
    JP Morgan is one of many big shipping names that has broken cover this month, joining a string of famous companies bidding or selling in the very active capesize market. This time the cash player is keen to make a profit, selling a mammoth sized bulker it bought from Japanese shipping mammoth Nissen Kaiun in ...
  • Barge rams bridge in Guangzhou
    A Chinese container barge rammed into a bridge over the Pearl River in the city of Guangzhou early this morning, sending vehicles into the water below with a section of the bridge falling into the river. The number of casualties remains unknown. The vessel was travelling from Foshan's Nanhai district towards Nansha in Guangzhou when ...
  • International Chamber of Shipping sets out industry principles to combat harassment and bullying
    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) has published a guide to combat and eliminate harassment and bullying in the maritime sector. The free industry guidance sets out five high level and eight detailed principles to address the issue. ICS submitted the principles to shipping's global UN regulators, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the International ...
  • Broken down bulk carrier barred from entering Australia for a year
    A post-panamax bulk carrier that sat stranded for months in a central Queensland port has been towed back out to sea and banned from Australia. The arrived at the Port of Gladstone in October last year and was set to take a shipment of coal to Southeast Asia. However, mechanical issues saw it moored at ...

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Lloyd's List web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Eastern Pacific Shipping enters wind-assisted propulsion space with bound4blue deal
    Eastern Pacific Shipping has made its first move in the wind-assisted propulsion space, signing a deal with rigid suction sail...
  • Fractal Shipping blacklisted as UK marks anniversary of Russian invasion with fresh sanctions
    Tanker owner Fractal Shipping, founded in 2022 with a focus on Russia trades, has been blacklisted by UK regulators for...
  • ICS launches industry guide to combat bullying and harassment
    Initiative comes as ILO and IMO meet this month, and after ILO study finding nearly one in five workers across...
  • Lloyd's List Intelligence agrees data tie-up with UK's Sedna
    Partnership will see Lloyd's List Intelligence's vessel-tracking data integrated into communication software developer's new AI-driven solution for charterers, Pulse
  • Teekay Tankers nears debt-free position on concluding strongest-ever year
    Strong oil demand, the Russian invasion of Ukraine's effect on tonne-miles and low fleet growth propelled mid-sized tanker specialist Teekay...
  • Hanwha Ocean expects order growth after operating loss shrinks in 2023
    Consecutive annual losses turn around, with net profit of $120m. However, operating profit remains in the red
  • Reefer market sees temporary boost from rerouting
    After falling across the past year, reefer rates have seen an uptick in 2024. But the improvement is expected to...
  • Metis links with Danish firm in offshore data analytics tie-up
    Co-operation with Danish offshore shipping company Esvagt takes Greece-based data analytics firm Metis' range of solutions 'in a new direction'
  • More P&I clubs announce renewal outcomes
    Higher premiums, stable pool and improved investment returns should see most International Group affiliates the right side of the line...
  • Wood Mackenzie report highlights key role for Asia-Pacific in global emission reduction efforts
    Renewables and electric vehicles will be key to the regional transition, report's authors say. A significant change to low-carbon energy supply...
  • Norwegian Car Carriers firms shipbuilding contracts for PCTC pair
    Firming of newbuilding contracts by Oslo-headquartered vehicle carrier tonnage provider follows letter of intent signed in November 2023. Including NOCC's...
  • Houthis strike again in Gulf of Aden
    The Iran-backed Yemeni militants are undeterred by international efforts to counter and disrupt their attacks
  • Lloyd's Register appoints new head for OneOcean platform
    LR acquired the software platform OneOcean in 2022. Former maritime and logistics software chief executive assumes control from founder
  • Vitol Bunkers' takes delivery of Asia's first specialised biofuel bunker barge
    Barge design meets regulation and can supply up to 100% biofuel bunker, with the option of being reconfigured to supply...
  • Rajvanshy hands over Fleet leadership role after three decades
    Fleet Management's managing director Dr Kishore Rajvanshy will continue to oversee the ship-related divisions, while other departments will be led by...
  • WinGD and Mitsubishi achieve milestone initial design of ammonia fuel supply system
    Collaboration will ensure that auxiliary systems and integration capability are in place to apply WinGD's engine designs
  • Record US-Europe crude flows as Houthi Red Sea attacks sideline Iraqi imports
    Change in refineries' crude buying patterns across Europe underscore the global recalibration in seaborne oil trades following three months of...
  • Daily Briefing
    Cosco ships join dwindling number risking Red Sea passage | Falls in Red Sea ship traffic stabilise as Suez transits...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • NS to eliminate Midwest service from Charleston, Savannah due to low volumes
    Railroad officials informed Georgia and South Carolina port authorities earlier this week, giving them one-month notice that service will no longer be offered to Chicago, Cincinnati and Louisville.
  • Asian shipowners to see €500 million ETS charge this year: analysis
    The ETS will affect 4,000 Asian-flagged vessels, which equates to one-third of the total 12,500 cargo and passenger ships that are subject to the European Union carbon tax.
  • Flexport resurrects Convoy truckload tech as tool for drivers, brokers
    Increased driver adoption of apps in the truckload industry was driven in part by now-shuttered broker Convoy, whose technology was relaunched Thursday by forwarder Flexport.
  • India-Europe trade hit hard by longer transits amid Red Sea diversions
    Carriers are dealing with a significant backlog of cargo that has built up because of longer transit times, cutting down available space for exports and raising rate levels.
  • January cargo spike could suggest import recovery in eastbound trans-Pacific
    The fourth consecutive month of year-over-year growth in US imports from Asia might be a sign the world's busiest trade lane has turned the corner after a lackluster 2023 in which imports declined about 13%.
  • No bump yet in trans-Pacific demand from Red Sea, Panama Canal: Matson
    Matson said its trans-Pacific volume outlook for 2024 is roughly flat with last year owing to modest growth in its Jones Act business and little impact yet from other supply chain crises.
  • White House counters risk of Chinese port cranes with $20 billion for US sourcing
    Along with new funding for the domestic manufacturing of container cranes, the Biden Administration has given the US Coast Guard more power to monitor cyberattacks on port and maritime infrastructure.
  • Savannah reducing 'free time' window to accept export containers
    The change in policy for so-called earliest receiving dates was due to go into effect March 1, but exporters asked the Georgia Ports Authority for more time to adjust their warehouse operations.
  • Ryder expands footprint in Laredo after truck border crossings rose 5% last year
    A new 228,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility near Laredo's World Trade Bridge will help Ryder scale operations for cross-border shippers.

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TradeWinds web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Capesize spot rates jump up as major miners get back in business after Lunar New Year
    Rates were assessed over $2,000 higher on Thursday as activity awakes
  • US LNG project permitting pause adds 'uncertainty' to global markets, Cheniere says
    Chief executive makes impassioned call to US authorities on review of planned new liquefaction
  • Genco Shipping facing 'frenzy' in market for large secondhand bulkers
    Capesize and 'eco' tonnage is a tough find, as even midsized vessels 'fly off the shelf'
  • High-emissions ships risk losing insurance cover, warns underwriter
    Study explores ways insurers could encourage shipping's decarbonisation
  • UK sanctions tanker newcomer Fractal and Turkey's Beks over Russia trades
    It has to be legal: CEO Mathieu Philippe told TradeWinds last month that the company operates within G7 rules
  • High-emission ships risk losing insurance cover, warns underwriter
    The study explores ways insurers could encourage shipping's decarbonisation
  • Russia's Arctic LNG 2 project sanctioned by UK
    Novatek directors were also named in the list published on the eve of the second anniversary of Russia's invasion of Ukraine
  • Tanker newcomer Fractal blacklisted over Russia trades
    It has to be legal: CEO Mathieu Philippe told TradeWinds last month that the company operates within price cap rules
  • Wind vessel supply looking 'very tight', Clarksons says
    But Clarksons Research says growing orderbook is a concern
  • Veteran multipurpose vessel damaged after hitting rocks off Albania
    The Bergfjord was en route to Turkey with a scrap cargo
  • Sailing through a warzone: Fears for seafarers mount as Red Sea crisis takes its toll
    Even when their ship passes safely, the emotional toll on mariners can last beyond their time in dangerous waters
  • Sanko Steamship puts final ship up for sale
    Japanese company came out of administration in 2014 but has struggled to recover
  • Rerouted Red Sea ships face rising threat of piracy, warns IMO chief
    Secretary general Arsenio Dominguez says that the UN body has talked to African authorities to combat any increase in activity
  • Bulker banned from Australia for 12 months amid safety crackdown
    Regulator was disappointed with shipowner's response after engine breakdown
  • Thor Dahl bids farewell to container shipping as it sells veteran vessel
    Company calls time on a profitable adventure in the boxship market
  • Punish Russia with stricter oil price cap, campaigners urge
    Nearly 300 groups demand action to prevent the growth of the shadow fleet hauling Russian oil
  • How is Oaktree's godfather, Howard Marks, like Michael Corleone? It's the convertibles
    This week's Streetwise takes a look at convertible notes and how they pulled Oaktree back into Eagle Bulk
  • Houthi minister says Red Sea is 'absolutely safe' as group 'holds EU talks'
    Hussein al-Ezzi tells Yemeni TV channel that only US, UK and Israel-linked ships will be targeted
  • High seas to prison hell: Captain stuck behind bars after life-changing 'slip of the tongue'
    Captain Zhang Deyi's case highlights the need for an overhaul of how seafarers are treated when things go wrong, say campaigners
  • Chevron opts to retrofit reliquefaction and emissions reduction kit to LNG duo
    Energy major turns to South Korea's HD Hyundai Marine Solution for upgrade job
  • Bulker banned from Australia for 12 months amid ongoing safety crackdown
    Maritime regulator says it was disappointed with KMAX Leader owner's response after engine breakdown
  • Outperforming marine arm lifts Bureau Veritas to record earnings
    French class society looks to strong 2024 on back of strong organic growth
  • Harry Vafias-led StealthGas posts back-to-back record profits
    LPG carrier company hedges its bets in volatile markets
  • 'UK-owned' ship on fire after attack in Gulf of Aden
    UKMTO says two missiles fired at vessel on Thursday morning
  • Boskalis swoops for Altera's fleet of super-large anchor-handlers
    Dutch owner's deal revealed by Brazilian competition ruling
  • Fleet Management hunts for new managing director as Kishore Rajvanshy steps down
    Veteran prepares to pass baton to the next generation at one of the world's largest third-party ship managers
  • Seacon Shipping inks $130m deal for series of tanker newbuildings
    Chinese owner looking to diversify and expand its fleet
  • Norwegian domestic wealth fund's Frontline bet pays off for $1.3bn shipping and offshore book
    Fund added exposure at multiple Fredriksen companies, BW LPG and Hoegh Autoliners
  • Altera Shuttle Tankers mandates banks for $150m bond issue as it posts loss
    Fixed income investor meetings start on 23 February
  • Pelagic Partners builds stake in Hunter Group as it bets on tankers
    Cypriot investor now holds more than 5%
  • Teekay Tankers splashes $137m on final vessel buybacks to go debt-free
    Record markets leave midsize crude tanker giant able to extricate itself from leasebacks
  • Eastern Pacific breezes into wind propulsion with bound4blue sails aiming for 10% fuel cut
    Suction sail technology adds to a variety of efforts by Singapore shipowner to reduce carbon intensity
  • Hope for tanker owners as Dangote refinery set to export first two cargoes
    Product carriers needed to lift fuel oil and naphtha cargoes in Nigeria
  • High seas to prison hell: Captain stuck behind bars a decade on from life-changing 'slip of the tongue'
    Captain Zhang Deyi's case highlights the need for an overhaul of how seafarers are treated when things go wrong, say campaigners
  • Hornblower pulls plug on US cruise arm as American Queen Voyages put under Chapter 11
    Expedition and river cruise company to liquidate under voluntary bankruptcy filing
  • Vitol takes delivery of specialised biofuel bunker tanker in Singapore
    Trader says vessel can also be re-configured to supply methanol

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American Shipper web site
FEBRUARY 22, 2024
  • Business up in January at ports of Savannah, Brunswick
    Georgia Ports Authority said it handled 428,000 containers and 65,400 roll-on, roll-off units in January.
  • West Coast leads latest surge in US container imports
    Following 15 months of challenges, U.S. ports are once again experiencing substantial growth in inbound containers.

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Approved the 2023 consuntive budget of the AdSP of the Northern Tirreno Sea
Livorno
Last year the number of port workers in Livorno and Piombino decreased by 46 units by falling to 1,767, of which 1,499 were operating (1,632 in 2022) and 268 administrative (181)
The MSC Group presents an offer to buy the Gram Car Carriers, the world's third largest carrier in the PCTC segment
The MSC Group presents an offer to buy the Gram Car Carriers, the world's third largest carrier in the PCTC segment
Oslo
The proposal, worth about 653 million euros, was accepted by the Board of the Norwegian company and its main shareholders.
At the construction site Fincantieri in Marghera the varo of the Norwegian cruise ship Norwegian Aqua
At the construction site Fincantieri in Marghera the launch of the cruise ship Norwegian Aqua
Trieste / Miami
It is 322 meters long and has a gross tonnage of 156,300 tons
Paolo Guidi has been named general manager of CMA CGM Italy
Paolo Guidi has been named general manager of CMA CGM Italy
Marseille
The first May will take over in Romain Vigneaux
HHLA will acquire 51% of the capital of Austrian intermodal transport company Roland Spedition
HHLA will acquire 51% of the capital of Austrian intermodal transport company Roland Spedition
Hamburg
Its network connects ports in Hamburg, Antwerp, Bremerhaven, Koper, Rotterdam and Trieste.
Kuehne + Nagel's downward trend in economic performance continues.
Kuehne + Nagel's downward trend in economic performance continues.
Schindellegi
In growth the handling of volumes of sea and air shipments
ESPO points out issues to be addressed in order to enable European ports to face the next challenges
Brussels
Memorandum in view of the European elections in June
The Port of Barcelona has established new historical records of monthly and quarterly container traffic
The Port of Barcelona has established new historical records of monthly and quarterly container traffic
Barcelona
As of March 2024, 348mila teu (+ 34.3%) were handled, of which 154mila in transshipment (+ 63.9%) and 194mila in import-export (+ 17.4%)
Fincantieri has delivered the new cruise ship Queen Anne to Cunard
Monfalcone
Concordate with Princess Cruises the postponement of the delivery of the Star Princess
Le Aziende informano
Protocollo d'intesa tra l'Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mare di Sicilia Occidentale e l'Escola Europea di Intermodal Transport
International shipping associations call for help at U.N. to protect shipping
London
Solicited a greater military presence, missions and patrols. The world-they write in a letter to Guterres-would be outraged if four airliners were seized.
In February, shipping traffic in the Suez Canal declined by -42.8% percent.
In February, shipping traffic in the Suez Canal declined by -42.8% percent.
The Cairo
Net tonnage of the naviglio down -59.8% percent. Drastic reduction of -53% of the value of transit fees
The World Shipping Council points to the EU the way to support the economy and trade
In Norway, the construction of the world's two largest hydrogen-powered ferries
In Norway, the construction of the world's two largest hydrogen-powered ferries
Brønnøysund / Gursken
Order of Torghatten company at the shipyard Myklebust
The freight traffic in the port of Rotterdam in the first quarter was down by -1.4% percent.  Increase of containers
The freight traffic in the port of Rotterdam in the first quarter was down by -1.4% percent. Increase of containers
Rotterdam
Strong increase (+ 29.0%) of feeder ships departing from the Dutch stopover to the Mediterranean ports
In the first three months of 2024, freight traffic in Russian ports fell by -3.3% percent.
St. Petersburg
Drastic reduction of passenger traffic in the Crimean port scans
In the first three months of 2024, freight traffic in Russian ports fell by -3.3% percent.
Tytgat (SEA Europe) : A European maritime industrial strategy is urgently needed
Brussels
Round table with representatives of the institutions of the European Union
Joe Kramek will be the next president and CEO of the World Shipping Council
Joe Kramek will be the next president and CEO of the World Shipping Council
Washington / Brussels/London / Singapore
He will retire at the end of July in Butler when the latter is retiring.
In the first quarter of this year the traffic of goods in the port of Antwerp-Zeebrugge grew by 2.4%
In the first quarter of this year the traffic of goods in the port of Antwerp-Zeebrugge grew by 2.4%
Anverse
On the increase the containers. Decrease in other loads. Belgian, Dutch and German ports urge European governments to ensure that industries remain in Europe
Partnership of HD Hyundai Heavy Industries and Anduril Industries in the Field of Maritime Defense
Orange County / Seoul
Envisage the design, development and production of new types of autonomous naval systems
d' Friend International Shipping orders two new tankers LR1
Luxembourg
Commits to China's shipyard Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co.
Global Infrastructure Partners waives to acquire 49% percent of Malaysian MMC Port Holdings
New York
CMA CGM Air Cargo announces its first transpacific line
Marseille
Three aircraft will be taken over between summer and early next year.
In 2023 new annual historical record of maritime traffic in the Stories of Malacca and Singapore
In 2023 new annual historical record of maritime traffic in the Stories of Malacca and Singapore
Port Klang
The previous maximum peak had been reached in 2018
HMM announces the nearly doubling of fleet capacity by 2030
Seoul
Expected 63% increments of the volumes transportable from container carriers and 95% in the bulk carrier sector
In the first quarter of 2024, the Port of Singapore handled ten million containers (+ 10.7%)
In the first quarter of 2024, the Port of Singapore handled ten million containers (+ 10.7%)
Singapore
The overall traffic in goods increased by 7.6%
Iran has given way to the attack on Israel with the seizure of the container ship. MSC Aries
London / Manila
Le Aziende informano
ABB fornirà la sua soluzione per il Cold - Ironing nel Porto Internazionale di Portsmouth
The construction of the new Venetian container terminal in Porto Marghera is being carried out.
The construction of the new Venetian container terminal in Porto Marghera is being carried out.
Venice
It will be able to accommodate Panamax vessels and will have an annual traffic capacity of one million teu
The French Senate has approved a bill to limit the right to strike in transport
The French Senate has approved a bill to limit the right to strike in transport
Last year container traffic in Malta decreased by -11.4%
Last year container traffic in Malta decreased by -11.4%
The Valletta
Crucierists in growth of 59.1%
Approved by the Transport Commission of the Spanish Congress a proposal to improve the competitiveness of the REC Ship Register
Madrid
Applause from ANAVE. The number of national flag merchant ships has fallen to the all-time low
Pirate attacks on ships have been growing.
Pirate attacks on ships have been growing.
London
Recrudescence of Somali piracy
Assshipowners, well the decree that delegates security checks to recognized bodies
Rome
Messina : a concrete step forward in the optics of an ever greater competitiveness of the Italian flag
Grimaldi has taken delivery of the multipurpose ro-ro Great Abidjan
Naples
It is the fourth of six class ships "G5"
Baltimore attributes to owner and operator of the ship Dali the blame for the collapse of the Key Bridge
Baltimore
They would have been established dysfunction to the power supply on board that would cause a blackout
Grimaldi and IMAT have renewed the five-year agreement for the training of crews
Castel Volturno
Focus on new technologies installed on board ships
The quarterly economic performance of DSV is still declining
Hedehusene
In the first quarter of this year, the value of net profit decreased by -27.2%
Approved the consuntive budget 2023 of the AdSP of the Sardinia Sea
Cagliari
An administration surplus of 530 million euros, of which more than 475 tied for works in progress
US imports of dangerous goods have been penalized during the pandemic.
Washington
Survey by the Government Accountability Office
In 2023 CEPIM-Parma's Interport recorded a growth of 6.8% of the value of production
Bianconese of Fontevivo
Net profit di788mila euro (+ 223.2%)
In the first quarter of 2024, UPS Group revenues fell by -5.3%
Atlanta
Net profit down -41.3%
Grendi has perfected the purchase of the ship Wedellsborg
Milan
It will be renamed with the name of "Grenching Futura"
Grimaldi consolidates its presence in China with new headquarters in Shanghai
Naples / Shanghai
Inaugurates the offices of the Grimaldi Shipping Agency Shanghai
Approved the 2023 consuntive budget of the Western Ligure Sea AdSP
Genoa
The new endowment of the institution's organic plant provides for 50 hires, including three managerial positions
First plant for the distribution of LNG and GNC to vehicles in the port of La Spezia
The Spezia
It has been installed in Stagnoni locations
Agreement between MSC, MSC Foundation and Mercy Ships for the construction of a new hospital ship
Geneva / Lindale
Tomorrow in Livorno a conference on the history of the city port
Livorno
It will be talked about architecture, trade and politics between the XVI and the twentieth century
Agreement Assshipowners-ITS Academy G. Caboto for training in the maritime, port and logistics sectors
Rome
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
In the first quarter of 2024, the port of Algeciras handled 1.2 million containers (+ 8.1%)
Algeciras
The traffic in overall goods increased by 3.3%
In the first three months of this year in Valencia, container port traffic grew by 12.1% percent.
Valencia
In March, the increase was 15.7% percent.
The Spezia and Carrara try to break down the bell towers and solicit cooperation at the ports of Genoa and Savona
The Spezia
Switzerland and Switzerland cut trade between Italy and Switzerland.
Bern
In the first three months of the 2024 decline in Swiss exports. Stable imports
Port of Naples, striking of the fast ferry Island of Procida against a quay
Naples
About thirty minor injuries among passengers
Summoned for April 23 a meeting at MIT on former TCT port workers
Taranto
The unions had requested clarification on the future of the 330 members of the Taranto Port Workers Agency.
The outer Levant dock of the Arbatax port has returned fully operational
Cagliari
In August 2020 he had been shouted by the ferry "Bithia"
The Port of Los Angeles closed the first quarter with a 29.6% percent growth in container traffic
Los Angeles
Expected a continuation of the positive trend
Stable the value of ABB's revenues in the first quarter
Zurich
The new orders are down -5.0% percent. At the end of July Rosengren will leave the CEO position in Wierod
The crisis of the Cooperative Sole Workers of Porto Flavio Gioia officialized at institutions and trade unions
Salerno
USB Mare and Porti, what's going on in the port of Salerno is the result of pressure from shipowners
Euronav sells its own ship management company to Anglo-Eastern
Antwerp / Hong Kong
Manages the fleet of tanker ships of the Antwerp company
Genoa Shipbuilding Industries has acquired a submersible barge of the cargo capacity of 14,000 tonnes
Genoa
It can also be employed as a floating basin for the varo of artifacts up to 9,800 tons
Venice Cold Stores & Logistics obtains the qualification of tax warehouse for wines and sparkling
Venice
Extension of the services offered to companies in the wine sector
Gasparate urges to exempt property of interports from payment of the Imu
Nola
President of the Union Interports Reunited warned that with the PNRR construction sites the railway intermodality is at risk
Hapag-Lloyd plans future investments to expand business in the terminal and intermode sectors
Hamburg
Among the markets, the company focuses attention on Africa, India, Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Set up a consortium to decarbonize transport on the northern Pacific route
Vancouver
It is formed by nine companies and entities and is open to other partners
In the first quarter of this year, container traffic in the port of Long Beach increased by 16.4%
Long Beach
In March, the increase was 8.3% percent.
Delivery of the work of consolidation of the foranea dam of the port of Catania
Catania
Procurement of the value of 75 million euros
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
Tomorrow in Livorno a conference on the history of the city port
Livorno
It will be talked about architecture, trade and politics between the XVI and the twentieth century
On April 11, the sixth edition of the "Italian Port Days" will begin.
Rome
Also this year the project has been divided into two sessions : the first in the spring and the second from September 20 to October 20
››› Meetings File
PRESS REVIEW
Iran says MSC Aries vessel seized for 'violating maritime laws'
(Reuters)
Le transport maritime national navigue à vue
(Aujourd'hui Le Maroc)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Mario Mattioli
Roma, 27 ottobre 2023
››› File
Plan to improve in Genoa and Savona the rail links with cruise terminals and airport
Genoa
It was presented today in the Ligurian capital
From 10 to May 12 at Spezia will be held "DePortibus-The festival of ports that connect the world"
The Spezia
The programme provides for technical events and cultural proposals
Three new STS cranes have arrived in the Kenyan port of Lamu.
Mombasa
They will be able to work on container ships of the capacity of over 18mila teu
One hundred new IVECO trucks powered by HVO in the Smet fleet
Turin
They will be taken over in the course of this year
In the first three months of this year, goods transported by rail between China and Europe increased by 10% percent.
Beijing
Operated 4,541 trains (+ 9%)
In the first quarter of 2024, container traffic in the port of Hong Kong fell by -2.3%
Hong Kong
In March, the decline was -10.6% percent.
The regasification terminal FSRU Toscana left Livorno direct to Genoa
Livorno
In the Ligurian scalp and then in Marseille maintenance interventions will be carried out
Confirmed to Tugchiers Meeting Port of Genoa the granting of trailer services in the port of Genoa
Genoa
Planned investment of 35 million euros to renovate fleet
In the first quarter of 2024, OOIL revenues decreased by -9.0%
Hong Kong
Containers carried by the OOCL fleet increased by 3.4%
Mattioli (Federation of the Sea) relaunches the propulsive role of maritime clusters
Rome
Today, the National Sea Day and the marinara culture are celebrated
In the first quarter of 2024, the revenues of Yang Ming and WHL grew by 18.5% and 8.1%
Keelung / Taipei
In March the increments were equal to 20.3% and 8.6%
In 2023 the freight traffic handled by the State Railways Group fell by -2.0%
Rome
The Logistics Pole posted a net loss of -80 million euros, up 63 million euros.
Port of Genoa, inaugurated new rooms of Stella Maris at Maritime stations
Genoa
They are intended for the welfare and socialization of seafarers in transit in the Superba
Germany's Dachser has acquired the compatriate Brummer Logistik
Kempten
The company specializes in the logistics of perishable products
In the first quarter of 2024, Evergreen's revenues increased by 32.6% percent.
Taipei
In March, the increase was 36.5% percent.
Cooperation pact between the associations of the ports and ferry companies of Greece
The Piraeus
Among the activities, make sure that port benches are adequate for new naval technologies
In 2023 the traffic in goods at ports in Lazio fell by -5.7% percent. Record of cruises
Cyvitavecchia
Passenger of line services growing by 10.0%
RINA will collaborate on the sustainable development of ports and shipping of Indonesia
Genoa
Contract with the World Bank
In Udine the Officine Rotable Maintenance of FVG Rail has been equipped with a lawn back in fossa
Procedure
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