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Exim India web site
APRIL 24, 2024
  • TGP Projects India successfully executes over-dimensional shipment from India to Australia
  • Govt sets up RoDTEP verification mechanism
  • Govt mulls optimising coal movement costs
  • Impasse continues at Gangavaram port
  • Loss of purchasing power across the globe continues to fuel cargo crime: Report
  • India seeks global partnerships for methanol, ammonia as ship fuel
  • Exporters urge govt to extend amnesty scheme till Sept.
  • CMA CGM's expiration of PCS at Douala and Kribi, Cameroon
  • Railways set for major overhaul
  • Haldia berth shutdown to be in four phases
  • DP World's partnership with SAIL facilitating enhanced predictability, sustainability and cargo visibility
  • Automobile exports dip in FY24
  • Demand weakens but rates hold firm; India-Europe tonnages remain up
  • New FedEx import tool to enhance efficiency of import process for India businesses
  • Hans Infomatic partners with Continental Carriers Group to revolutionise air cargo management

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International Transport Journal web site
APRIL 24, 2024
  • Aiming for a greater intermodal shift
  • Fairfield Freight Hub shifts more goods to rail
  • AAL Americas celebrates first decade
  • Moving critical cargo to Dubai in all weathers
  • Wolf Spedition joins groupage network
  • Svitzer Europe welcomes CCO
  • A UK first for Cargo-Partner
  • Duisport to introduce new cargo scanning system
  • Improving connectivity between Oceania and Asia
  • Maritime Transport orders 18 e-trucks
  • Business and environment go hand in hand
  • Investing in Italian infrastructure
  • MSC Foundation supports Mercy Ships' project
  • Third year of double-digit growth
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Networking at its finest
  • Liebherr USA picks new divisional director
  • A robotics solution in South Korea
  • Electrifying the Seine River fleet for Paris 2024

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The Loadstar web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • Legal battle heats up over 'unseaworthy' and 'reckless' MV Dali
  • Maersk appoints John Wetherell to head its global airfreight forwarding
  • Plateauing Kuehne + Nagel still rules but isn't liked very much
  • MSC redeploys 'Israel-linked' box ships away from Persian Gulf
  • Forwarders trust us to be independent, says CMA CGM Air chief Mazaudier
  • K+N looks past Q1 revenue drop to improved margins from restructure
  • Boxes piling into Mexican ports - but then piling up
  • The rise and rise of China's ecommerce platforms
  • Paolo Guidi to be new general manager of CMA CGM Italy

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Marine Log web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • Baltimore takes legal action against Dali owner and manager
    Within days of retaining law firms to act on its behalf, the City of Baltimore has filed a claim in U.S. District Court against Grace Ocean Private Limited and Synergy Management, the
  • OSG's LCO2 transportation plans get a $3 million boost
    Tampa, Fla., based Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) has been awarded $3,000,000 by the U.S. Department of Energy for the engineering and design of an articulated tug and barge unit (ATB).
  • Alyeska Pipeline takes delivery of new spill response barge
    Recently delivered to the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company by Anacortes, Wash., shipbuilder Dakota Creek Industries, the 13,600 barrel oil spill response barge Allison Creek is specifically designed to meet the rigorous requirements

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Container News web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • Container port throughput indexes show mixed trends worldwide
    In February, Drewry's Global Container Port Throughput Index registered at 109.2 points, marking a 0.8% decline from the previous month but an 8.3% increase compared to February 2023. According to the Japan International Freight Forwarders Association, Inc. (JIFFA), the index is forecasted to have dropped 1.9% to 107.1 points in March but is expected to show a 0.9% improvement year-on-year. Altho
  • Vado Gateway experiences huge increase in vehicle imports
    The Vado Gateway in northern Italy, traditionally known for its expertise in reefer handling, experienced a remarkable 284% year-on-year increase in vehicle import volumes in 2023, followed by a strong performance in early 2024. This surge in activity suggests that the terminal has found a successful strategy to attract roll-on roll-off customers. Benefiting from the post-Covid recovery of the au
  • CMA CGM announces Cameroon congestion surcharge expiration
    In light of the positive developments in Cameroon, CMA CGM is discontinuing the Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) for shipments originating from North America to the port of Kribi. This surcharge, applicable to dry cargo, was US$150 per TEU. Furthermore, taking into account the positive changes in Douala, Cameroon, CMA CGM will also discontinue the Port Congestion Surcharge (PCS) of US$250 per TEU
  • AD Ports secures agreements to operate and upgrade Luanda terminal in Angola
    AD Ports Group has signed several agreements with Unicargas and Multiparques securing a 20-year concession agreement (extendable for another 10 years) with the Luanda Port Authority for the operation and upgrade of the existing Luanda multipurpose port terminal in Angola. The agreements with Unicargas and Multiparques, logistics and transport companies in the country, saw AD Ports acquire an 81%
  • Valencia sees continuing container growth
    According to the latest Valenciaport Statistical Bulletin, in March, the docks at Valenciaport handled nearly 7 million tonnes of cargo, marking a growth of 3.84%. Specifically in terms of containers, the Spanish port handled 459,749 TEUs, representing a significant increase of 15.86%. Year-to-date figures show a total of 19.2 million tonnes handled, reflecting a growth of 5.41%. Container traffi
  • FMC refuses to comment on contradictory D&D rules claim
    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has refused to comment on claims by the World Shipping Council (WSC) that its interpretive rule on detention and demurrage (D&D) charges is contradictory. On 18 April, the WSC filed a petition with the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit seeking to have the FMC correct what it said is "an internal contradiction in its new rule
  • Daimler Truck selects DB Schenker for Melbourne warehouse management
    Daimler Truck has chosen the expertise of global logistics leader DB Schenker to manage its newly established 19,000-square-meter warehouse in Melbourne, Australia. This facility, located approximately 23 kilometres from Melbourne's central business district and 20 kilometres from Tullamarine Airport, is strategically designed to bolster Daimler Truck's supply chain capabilities across Australia
  • Evergreen heirs' battle takes new twist with insider trading accusation
    The tussle between the eldest and youngest sons of the Evergreen group's late founder, Chang Yung-fa, intensified on 22 April, after the eldest son, Chang Kuo-hua, was accused of reaping an illicit profit of nearly US$64 million, allegedly through insider trading of Evergreen Marine Corporation's shares. Accused with Chang Kuo-hua is another EMC director, Ko Li-ching. Ejected Evergreen scion spea
  • ICTSI Manila boosts operations with next-generation cranes
    With the recent arrival of three new quay cranes at its flagship Manila International Container Terminal (MICT), International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) has significantly bolstered its capacity to accommodate foreign ultra-container vessels. Manufactured by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. (ZPMC), the new machines are two post-Panamax cranes with a reach of 18 rows across
  • Baltimore accuses Dali owner and manager of negligence and recklessness
    Baltimore City Council is seeking compensation from the owner and manager of the container ship Dali over the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse. In papers submitted to the US federal courts on 22 April, Mayor Brandon Scott and city officials have accused Singapore-based tonnage provider Grace Ocean and ship manager Synergy Marine of negligence. The plaintiffs alleged that Grace Ocean and Synergy
  • HHLA acquires majority stake in Austrian container operator
    German port and terminal operator Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) acquired a majority share in Roland Spedition, one of the largest owner-led container operators for hinterland transport in Austria. HHLA will acquire 51% of the shares, while the remaining 49% will remain in the hands of both co-shareholders Christian Gutjahr and Nikolaus Hirnschall, who will continue to manage the business
  • Yang Ming strengthens Far East - East Coast of South America service network
    Yang Ming has announced the upcoming implementation of a revamp service set-up for its Far East - East Coast of South America (FE-ECSA) network. The Taiwanese box line has decided to enhance the existing SA3 service and launch a new service, namely SA5, effective from early May. With the addition of the SA5 service, Yang Ming aims to strengthen its existing service network and provide customers w
  • First LNG-powered ship docks in Slovenia's port of Koper
    Over the past weekend, CMA CGM Scandola marked the inaugural call of an LNG-powered vessel at the Port of Koper in Slovenia. This 15,000 TEU container ship, owned by the French shipping company CMA CGM, signifies a notable stride towards adopting more environmentally responsible practices and gradually curbing CO2 emissions. During this event, Gregor Belic, a member of the Management Board of the
  • SC Ports reports container growth in March
    South Carolina Ports (SC Ports) reported a monthly container throughput of 216,410 TEUs in March, translating to a 12% increase year-over-year, and 118,481 pier containers, up 11% from last year. A 17% increase in loaded imports and strong intermodal cargo movements drove year-over-year container volume growth at SC Ports, marking the most significant uptick this year. "The US East Coast is in hi
  • DP World unveils new air tracking feature
    DP World has introduced a new Air Tracking feature to its SeaRates platform, representing its latest innovative solution for delivering unparalleled real-time visibility across the entire supply chain to cargo owners. Tailored to meet the dynamic demands of the logistics sector, the Air Tracking feature seamlessly integrates with the online SeaRates platform, providing users with a comprehensive
  • Maersk enhances service connecting North Europe with India
    Danish ocean carrier Maersk has decided to upgrade its ME2 container service with the addition of port calls to key destinations in North Europe. In particular, Maersk will include the ports of Rotterdam, Felixstowe and Bremerhaven in the ME2 service rotation from the third week of April. The updated port rotation of the ME2 service will be Port Tangier (Morocco) - Algeciras (Spain) - Rotterdam (
  • MSC and Mercy Ships join forces to build state-of-the-art hospital ship
    A groundbreaking partnership involving MSC Group, MSC Foundation, and the nonprofit Mercy Ships International is set to initiate the construction of a state-of-the-art hospital ship. This vessel will annually provide free surgeries and training to thousands of individuals across Africa. On 8 April, Captain Gianluigi Aponte, chairman of MSC Group and MSC Foundation, along with his son Diego Aponte

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Splash web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • D'Amico International Shipping finance chief Balestra di Mottola promoted to CEO
    Italian product tanker owner and operator d'Amico International Shipping (DIS) has appointed Antonio Carlos Balestra di Mottola as its new chief executive officer. Balestra di Mottola, who has been the company's chief financial officer since May 2016, will take the top job from Paolo d'Amico, who will continue as chairman. He joined the d'Amico Group ...
  • AD Ports earmarks up to $379m for Angolan port
    Abu Dhabi-based ports and logistics giant AD Ports Group has secured a 20-year concession agreement for Angola's Luanda multipurpose port terminal. The agreement, extendable for another 10 years, will see AD Ports invest $251m towards modernising the terminal and developing the logistics business over the next three years, potentially increasing to $379m over the concession ...
  • GEOS gets new majority shareholder as Oaktree sells out
    Oslo-listed OSV pure play Golden Energy Offshore Services (GEOS) is getting a new majority shareholder after Oaktree Capital Management offloaded its stake for $39.5m. Fleetscape, a fund managed by Oaktree and closely associated with GEOS chairman Fredrik Ulstein and board member Guillaume Bayol, has sold 39.03% of its holding, corresponding to nearly 196m shares in ...
  • Maritime recruitment trends and strategies for success
    Mark Charman, CEO and founder of Faststream Recruitment, provides Splash readers with an abridged version of a speech he gave in Singapore last week. The maritime landscape is undergoing profound transformations, driven by technological advancements, shifting workforce dynamics, and evolving industry demands. Our ongoing surveys across diverse maritime sectors illuminate these changes, highlighti
  • Transmed offloads newcastlemax pair
    The first newcastlemax sales of the month are ticking in with brokers reporting Charalambos Mylonas-led Transmed has privately let go of two 203,000 dwt, Bohai-built big bulkers, the Newmax and the Cape Kallia, for $38m each. Both ships hit the water in 2012. Newmax is now renamed Rosebank and has been sold to Pioneer Bulk, ...
  • SFL buys dual-fuel chemical tanker pair, fixes them out to Stolt Tankers
    John Fredriksen's SFL Corporation has bought two LNG dual-fuel 33,000 dwt chemical tankers for approximately $114m and arranged long-term charters. The vessels are built in 2022 and 2023 and fitted with stainless steel cargo tanks. SFL also arranged long-term employment for the vessels with affiliates of Stolt Tankers, a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen. Stolt Tankers and ...
  • IMO discusses how to stem record cases of crew abandonment
    The International Maritime Organization's (IMO) legal committee is meeting this week in London and is discussing one of shipping's darkest, most intractable problems, crew abandonment, with record numbers of seafarers being left to fend for themselves by owners across the world. Latest statistics from the database coordinated by the IMO and sister United Nations body, ...
  • Noble drillship bags two contracts in Africa
    Offshore rig owner Noble Corporation has won two new deals for its Noble Venturer drillship offshore Africa. Following the early completion of the Tullow Oil campaign in Ghana, expected to end in late May 2024, the driller will relocate the drillship to Equatorial Guinea to drill three wells - two infill wells and one exploration ...
  • BW LPG shares set to start trading on NYSE next week
    VLGC owner and operator BW LPG is poised to see its shares listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, April 29. The Oslo-listed unit of Singapore's BW Group said that the NYSE had approved the listing and that it expects to start transferring shares on or about April 25. The Kristian Sørensen-led company ...
  • Baltimore takes Dali owner and manager to court
    Singaporean shipowner Grace Ocean and shipmanager Synergy Group face trial in Baltimore after lawyers for the city filed a case yesterday, claiming the ship that knocked over a huge bridge killing six people last month had left port with "unseaworthy" conditions. The legal battle over the Dali containership's fatal allison with the Francis Scott Key ...

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Lloyd's List web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • Reading the tanker tea leaves: Stronger for longer amid geopolitical 'lollapalooza'
    So far, so good for tankers in 2024. Stock valuations imply that some investors remain unconvinced, but the industry view...
  • Houthis poised to ramp up Red Sea attacks following recent lull
    Whether naval operation have degraded Houthi capabilities or the Iran-backed militants were simply regrouping, the latest warnings suggest that a...
  • Tankers clock up steepest rise in marine insurance costs
    Data from Baltic Investor Indices points to broadly steady market for past four quarters, but limited increases for some vessel...
  • Baltimore city files Dali suit as larger temporary channel opening nears
    Legal fallout from the destruction of Baltimore's bridge by containership Dali has begun. As the court action heats up, work...
  • Recruitment fraud traps seafarers in 'disturbing situation'
    The International Maritime Organization has condemned illegal and fraudulent recruitment of seafarers and said more work is needed to crack...
  • Falling freight rates could benefit logistics operators
    Swiss logistics operator Kuhne+Nagel is focusing on reducing its unit costs as demand stagnates. But high-margin customers are still profitable...
  • Which ports will win the green fuel race?
    A Global Maritime Forum report says different ports will have different roles in the bunkering infrastructure of the future, but...
  • Aramco seeks Hengli stake to secure China's demand
    Proposed transaction could potentially present opportunities for Hengli's shipbuilding subsidiary, which is expanding into the tanker sector
  • Shipowners' Club holds steady at 2024 renewal
    Break-even underwriting result and 'excellent' investment return means marine mutual is in 'very good health', insists chief executive Peacock
  • Shippers balk at cost of low-emission products
    There have been some high-profile early adopters of low-emission shipping. But for most shippers, profitability is still more important than...
  • Bulk carrier values still rising despite freight market corrections
    'The capesize market is structurally tight - not only are newbuilding deliveries slowing down to multi-year lows in 2024-26 but...
  • BW LPG secures approval for US listing
    Announcement comes after fellow BW Group-controlled Hafnia began trading on the NYSE earlier this month
  • Daily Briefing
    'Alarming' rise in seafarer abandonment cases seen in 2024 | Iran defends MSC Aries hijack as 'technical issue' | Asian...

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The Journal of Commerce web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • Guenther to step down as Houston port chief in August
    The gateway's long-serving chief executive will be replaced by Charlie Jenkins, who is overseeing the widening and deepening of Houston's ship channel.
  • Baltimore puts blame for bridge collapse on ship's owners, manager
    The city of Baltimore wants a judge to waive a limit in liability that the container ship's owner and operator sought after the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge and subsequent closure of the port.
  • UPS volume improves, but consumers shifting towards lower-priced services
    US package shippers are shifting from air to ground and from premium-priced to deferred services, UPS says, boosting its SurePost volumes by 10%.
  • Norfolk Southern says trucker wait times declining at Chicago terminal
    The cargo flow through the Landers terminal is better than it was earlier this year with fewer drivers experiencing multi-hour delays to pick up or drop off containers at the busy facility, the railroad says.
  • Expected growth in air, ocean volume 'a silver lining': Kuehne + Nagel
    Demand that began to build at the end of last year spilled into the first quarter and K+N says its forward bookings indicate the positive volume development will continue as the year progresses.
  • HHLA grows European network with stake in Austrian inland logistics provider
    The road and rail portfolio of Roland Spedition will add 130,000 TEUs of annual volume to HHLA and connect ports in Northern Europe with the eastern Mediterranean.
  • Maersk boosts Europe loop appeal for Indian shippers to build market share
    The carrier has revamped its ME2 string connecting West India to North Europe, offering expanded port coverage and faster transits.

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TradeWinds web site
APRIL 23, 2024
  • Star Bulk ship sales purse nears $400m in a year with rare mini-capesize deal
    US-listed bulker behemoth has been regularly selling vessels ahead of its takeover of Eagle Bulk
  • Seapeak eyes up swapping out older vessels for higher performing ones
    Company also looking at new technologies like carbon capture and renewable energy as it plots growth strategy
  • DIS boss Paolo d'Amico hands over the reins to finance chief Antonio Balestra di Mottola
    Italian tanker owner reveals details of succession at its annual meeting of shareholders
  • DHT holding out for better terms before committing VLCCs to time charters
    New York-listed owner expecting the market to strengthen in the second half and oil majors to come around
  • Giant drill ship ordered for $806m and never traded after 2017 launch heads for scrap
    Indian recyclers prepare for action as severe heatwave cripples demolition in Bangladesh
  • Why Hapag-Lloyd boss Rolf Habben Jansen embraces the looming tsunami of new container ships
    The doomsayers are wrong and carriers might be glad of the next wave of newbuildings
  • Iran and Houthis in IMO firing line after deadly and sustained attacks on shipping
    Delegates to IMO call for release of car carrier Galaxy Leader and boxship MSC Aries and their crews
  • DFDS plots hybrid electric vessel as it chases Channel Islands contract
    New pact with Tasmanian ferry maker comes as Danish player hunts routes now run by Condor Ferries
  • Lobby group slams lack of transparency after two ship breaking yard workers die in first quarter
    NGO Shipbreaking Platform says there is urgent need for improved safety measures
  • Castor Maritime offering investors 'clarity' with warrant buyback bid
    Nasdaq-listed bulker owner wants to reduce the number of shares in circulation
  • Oaktree Capital Management sells controlling stake in offshore shipowner Golden Energy
    Blue Ocean Partners is buying rival's position in the Alesund offshore owner
  • Vafias aframax sister ships sold to China as prices hit 16-year high
    Separate deals for 2009-built vessels come from public and private vehicles of Greek shipping family
  • Red Sea premiums lift container ship charter rates to highest level in nine months
    Middle East liner operators home in on Chinese-owned vessels
  • Capesize rates crash 13% in two days as miners pull back on fixtures
    Average spot rates took a $2,000 hit on Tuesday and have fallen by 13% since the end of last week
  • Lobby group slams lack of transparency after two shipbreaking yard workers die in first quarter
    NGO Shipbreaking Platform says there is urgent need for improved safety measures
  • Russian tanker fleet is spying in Europe, claims Swedish naval chief
    Navy confirms for first time it is tracking movements of vessels exporting oil through the Baltic
  • Capesize spot market tumbles as fixing activity remains low and slow
    Average spot rates took a $2,000 hit on Tuesday and have fallen by 13% since the end of last week
  • Lobby groups slam lack of transparency after two shipbreaking yard workers die in first quarter
    NGO Shipbreaking Platform says there is urgent need for improved safety measures
  • Iron ore shipments set for slower growth this year amid mixed signals from China
    Low net fleet growth will be what saves the day for capesize demand
  • Sabanci family's Yasa Shipping splashes $290m on LR2 tanker newbuilding debut
    Two Chinese shipyards share spoils as Turkish shipowner adds to orderbook
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation drawing strong price offer for LNG steamship
    Talk of buying interest in this ship and sale of another is raising eyebrows in LNG sale-and-purchase circles
  • Samsung Heavy Industries files fresh claim against Kogas for LNG carrier duo
    Battle over containment system rages on but what does future hold for idle pair of six-year-old ships?
  • Asyad Shipping claims a first with VLCC delivery of Omani crude
    Shipowner says production and shipping to Duqm was handled entirely by domestic companies
  • Sovcomflot repays $198m loan and taps Chinese bond investors as sanctions reshape balance sheet
    Russian shipowner reveals progress of financing amid Western sanctions
  • Malaysia arrests two ships and 44 seafarers for alleged illegal anchoring
    Agency says tanker and cargo ship were seized in separate locations
  • BW LPG to become biggest VLGC owner on New York Stock Exchange after listing green light
    BW Group-backed company will keep primary listing in Oslo
  • Inside the 'gold rush' of Russian oil shipments where one voyage can cover a year's income
    One insider tells TradeWinds that risk and reward have to be balanced carefully in current climate
  • Opec output to help VLCCs leapfrog smaller tankers and restore natural order
    Likely return of Opec+ barrels and demand from Dangote refinery in Nigeria are driving prospects
  • OSG banks $3m of government cash to develop liquefied carbon dioxide carrier
    Tanker owner aiming to carry captured CO2 from its Florida storage hub to Gulf of Mexico
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation drawing strong price offer for LNG steam ship
    Talk of buying interest in this ship and sale of another is raising eyebrows in LNG sale-and-purchase circles
  • John Fredriksen's SFL splashes $114m on LNG-fuelled chemical tankers for Stolt-Nielsen charter
    Sale-and-leaseback specialist says stainless-steel vessel market very favourable
  • The Mission to Seafarers launches Adventure Race Japan 2025
    Seafarer charity hopes to beat the $1.3m raised in inaugural 2023 race
  • Delfin LNG denied licence by US authorities after multiple changes to FLNG project
    MARAD says thorough update of application required for fresh review
  • Evergreen newbuilding push tops $10bn with fresh tender
    The liner giant is seeking to order six vessels worth over $320m
  • Clarksons leaders Andi Case and Jeff Woyda handed shares worth £2.7m, if they stay to 2028
    Top two bosses incentivised to stick around by latest restricted stock and performance option hand-outs
  • Norwegian banking giant DNB keeps shipping loan book stable at $3.1bn
    Results come amid positive read for the Norwegian economy
  • BW LPG becomes biggest VLGC owner on US stock markets as it gets approval for New York listing
    BW Group-backed company will keep primary listing in Oslo
  • Norway's banking giant DNB keeps shipping loan book stable at $3.1bn
    Results come amid positive read for the Norwegian economy
  • Baltimore mayor alleges negligence in first legal claim in bridge collapse case
    Shipowner Grace Ocean and manager Synergy Marine targeted over collision
  • Singapore Exchange set to clamp down on AGM congestion
    Regulator may take a tougher liner on offending companies if they do not respond to proposed changes
  • Evergreen mulls order for methanol dual-fuel feeder container ship newbuildings
    The liner giant is seeking to order six vessels worth over $320m
  • Mission to Seafarers launches Adventure Race Japan 2025
    Seafarers charity hopes to beat the $1.3m raised in inaugural 2023 race
  • Smugglers adapting to beat 'rigorous' drug-prevention measures, shipowner Khalid Hashim says
    Precious Shipping boss still in the dark about seizure on bulker in Belgium
  • Baltimore mayor alleges negligence in first legal claim in Dali bridge case
    Shipowner Grace Ocean and manager Synergy Marine targeted over collision

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In the first three months of 2024, CMA CGM's revenue fell -7.0% percent.
In the first three months of 2024, CMA CGM's revenue fell -7.0% percent.
Marseille
Decline of -11.3 per cent of the shipping business volume alone
In 2023 combined transport shipments to Europe decreased by -10.6%
Brussels
Numerous the causes of the disappointing annual performance highlighted by UIRR associates
Last month the container traffic in the port of Valencia amounted to 457mila teu (+ 14.2%)
Valencia
In the first four months of this year, the total was 1.7 million teu (+ 12.8%)
New US duties on imports from China that also affect ship-to-shore cranes
Washington / Beijing
Protest by the association of the Chinese steel industry
In the port of Hamburg it keeps containerized traffic as they drop the bulk
Hamburg
In the first three months of 2024, the German climber handled 27.4 million tonnes of cargo (-3.3%).
SEA Europe and industriAll Europe solicit an EU strategy for the European shipbuilding industry
Brussels
Among the demands, the introduction of the "Made in Europe" requirement in public procurement
Logistics associations urge operators to be ready at the third stage of ICS2
Brussels
Concerns about important goods in the European Union by sea
Marco Verzari is the new secretary general of Uiltransport
Rome
Undergoes to the demissary Tarlazzi
Switzerland increases investment for the exercise and renewal of the rail network
Bern
Expected investment contributions in favour of private facilities
Locomotives powered by Ultimo Miglio of Mercitalia Logistics in service to Gioia Tauro
Joy Tauro
Used to transport cars from Campania to the Calabrian port
The terminalist company SSA Marine creates a division for cruises
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in HHLA terminals increased by 3.4%
Hamburg
Stable revenues
The negative trend of the economic performance of Hapag-Lloyd continues.
The negative trend of the economic performance of Hapag-Lloyd continues.
Hamburg
In the first quarter of 2024, revenues fell by -24.2% percent. Noli down -32.0% and cargoes carried by the growing fleet of 6.9%
Brussels gives reason to Italy asking Austria to remove restrictions on road transport of goods to the Brenner
Rome / Vienna
The Tyrolese government announces that it is ready to fight before the EU Court of Justice
In the first quarter of 2024, shipping traffic in the Suez Canal collapsed by -42.9% percent.
In the first quarter of 2024, shipping traffic in the Suez Canal collapsed by -42.9% percent.
Ismailia
In March the reduction was -49.1%
In the first quarter of 2024, Evergreen's net profit rose +187,7 percent.
In the first quarter of 2024, Evergreen's net profit rose +187,7 percent.
Taipei
Investment of more than 65 million in the purchase of new containers
HMM returns to record growth of quarterly economic results
HMM returns to record growth of quarterly economic results
Seoul
In the first three months of 2024, revenues increased by 11.9% percent and net profit of 63.0% percent.
India invests in the development of the Iranian port of Shahid Behesthi (Chabahar)
Chabahar
Announced the next establishment of an indo-Iranian shipping company
Spinelli Srl renews the board of directors
Genoa
New appointments after the precautionary measures arranged by the gip of the Genoa court against Aldo and Roberto Spinelli
In the first three months of 2024, the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna fell by -6.3%
In the first three months of 2024, the traffic of goods in the port of Ravenna fell by -6.3%
Ravenna
In March, a decline of -1.5%
In the first quarter of this year, the container traffic made in Trieste by TMT decreased by -20.3%
Trieste
In 2023, the traffic of short sea shipping between Spain and Italy fell by -5.2% percent.
Madrid
The motorways of the sea have risen to ten compared to seven in 2022
In the first quarter of 2024, the net profit of Yang Ming grew by +173,1 percent.
In the first quarter of 2024, the net profit of Yang Ming grew by +173,1 percent.
Keelung
The board has deliberated the purchase of new containers
Leonardo signs binding agreement for sale of Underwater Armaments & Systems to Fincantieri
Rome
Total transaction value of a maximum of 415 million euros
Uiltransport, well the amendment for workers of agencies for the port work of Gioia Tauro and Taranto
Rome
Provides for the extension of the allowance up to December
To develop its resilience the port of Livorno looks to the southern shore of the Mediterranean
Livorno
Next month an agreement with the Egyptian port of Damietta
Decarbonization of shipping could create up to four million jobs in the energy supply chain
Copenhagen
Study of the Getting to Zero Coalition
In the first three months of 2024 the traffic in goods in the port of Venice decreased by -9.8%
In the first three months of 2024 the traffic in goods in the port of Venice decreased by -9.8%
Venice
Growth of liquid bulk and rotatable bulk. Decline of solid bulk and containers
ISS-Tositti and intergroup have established the newco ISS-Tositti Agency
Venice
Synergistic fusion of the skills of both realities
Rasmussen (Bimco) : When the ships return to cross Suez shipping containerized shipping will have to reckon with an excess of stir
Copenhagen
Currently the impact of record deliveries of container carriers is absorbed by the additional capacity needed for the route around Africa
U.S. Intermarine enters the segment of the reins
Houston
Established the Intermarine Bulk Carriers that will manage the bulk carriers of the German group Harren
President of the Liguria Region, former president of West Liguria's AdSP, and entrepreneur Spinelli
Genoa
Among those achieved by the measures, the president of Ente Bacini
WWF, sustainable planning for the largest marine areas in the EU is fragmented and incomplete
WWF, sustainable planning for the largest marine areas in the EU is fragmented and incomplete
Brussels
The most discomforting scenario is that of the Mediterranean basin
In the first quarter the performance of combined transport in the EU kicked off
Brussels
Decrease in container traffic, strikes, work on infrastructure and weak economy among causes
Maersk warns that the expansion of the crisis area in the Middle East increases shipping costs
Copenhagen
Reported a 15 -20% reduction in capacity on the route from the Far East to the North Europe / Mediterranean
FS Logistics Pole orders Alstom 70 new locomotives with the option to buy more 30
Go Ligure
Commits from more than 323 million. Taking delivery to go Ligure a locomotive for freight transport
COSCO activates an e-commerce system to provide spare parts and services to the naval sector
Shanghai
Is aimed at domestic and foreign customers
Joint venture of Autamarocchi and Cosulich for logistics on rubber at the service of the steel industry
Genoa
Iran announces release of crew of container ship MSC Aries
Tehran
Foreign Minister confirms that seamen from the seized ship will be allowed to leave the country.
Merlo (Federlogistics) relaunches the alarm over the impact of the bridge over the Strait of Messina on naval traffic
Palermo
In the first three months of this year, maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait increased by 9.3%
In the first three months of this year, maritime traffic in the Bosphorus Strait increased by 9.3%
Ankara
Growth of transits of all major typologies of naviglio
In the first three months of 2024, cruise traffic in Global Ports Holding's terminals increased by 30% percent.
London
The consortium led by GPH has been selected as a preferential bidder for the Casablanca cruise terminal
In the first quarter of 2024, Maersk Group revenues fell by -13.0% percent.
In the first quarter of 2024, Maersk Group revenues fell by -13.0% percent.
Copenhagen
7.0% increase in the operating costs of containerized shipping
Ferretti inaugurates the renewed nautical construction site of La Spezia
The Spezia
The ligure establishment is dedicated to the production of the Riva yachts
Positive first quarter for Global Ship Lease
Athens
Revenue in growth of 12.7%
Launched by Interporto Padova the intermodal service of Trans Italy with the Interport of Livorno Guasticce
Padova
Initially it provides for two weekly circulations
Operating the new automated gate at Reefer Terminal of Going Ligure
Go Ligure
The drivers can carry out the loading and unloading activities without getting off the vehicle
Last month container traffic in the port of Hong Kong decreased by -10.2%
Hong Kong
In the first eventful four-year period 4.5 million teu (-4.7%)
DP World inaugurates new port infrastructure and logistics in Romania
Dubai
New terminals in the port of Costanza destined for cargo project and rotatable
In April, the growth of container traffic in the port of Long Beach continued.
Long Beach
In the first quarter of 2024, the increase was 15.8% percent.
Uniport Livorno buys three new port tractors
Helsinki
Kalmar will deliver them in the last quarter of 2024
They will rise from five to six the weekly rotations of the Melzo-Rotterdam service of Hannibal
Melzo
Increase in frequency as of June 10
In 2023, the revenues of Maritime stations increased by 18.5%
Genoa
Net profit to 1.7 million euros (+ 75.5%)
In the first three months of 2024, freight traffic in the port of Koper fell by -6.6% percent.
Lubiana
In March, the decline was -3.1% percent.
In April, freight traffic in the port of Singapore grew by 8.8%
Singapore
The containers were equal to 3.4 million teu (+ 3.8%)
Quarterly traffic of the growing containers for Eurogate and Contship Italia
Hamburg
In the first three months of 2024 the eventful volumes increased by 8.0% percent and 4.9% percent respectively.
Meyer Werft has delivered to Silversea the new luxury cruise ship Silver Ray
Papenburg / Vienna
It has a capacity of 728 passengers
In the first three months of 2024, new orders acquired by Fincantieri fell by -40.7% percent.
Rome
Stable the revenues
Call for tenders for the structural adjustment of a quay of the port of Ancona
Ancona
The amount of the contract is 16.5 million euros
Port operators in La Spezia call for a relaunch of the port
The Spezia
They solicit targeted and effective actions
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Montenegrin ports grew by 1.8% percent
Podgorica
The flow to and from Italy has increased by 16.2%
GNV installs a system to ensure the stability of ships
Genoa
NAPA Stability, developed by Finnish NAPA, has been extended to ferries
Decided to drop -24.9% percent of goods in Croatian ports in the first quarter of this year
Decided to drop -24.9% percent of goods in Croatian ports in the first quarter of this year
Zagreb
The containers were equal to 92mila teu (-0.4%)
Vard will build two Commissioning Service Operation Vessel
Trieste
They are intended for a company in Taiwan
The new maritime station of the port of Termoli is running.
Termoles
In 2023 the Molisan climber handled more than 217mila passengers (+ 5%)
New line of CTN that links the ports of La Goulette, Livorno, Salerno and Rades
Genoa
Will be inaugurated on May 21
In the first three months of 2024 the revenues of Wan Hai Lines grew by 8.1%
Taipei
Net profit of approximately 143 million US dollars
The growth trend of Taiwanese Evergreen and Yang Ming is continuing.
Taipei / Keelung
In April, it increased by 42.4% percent and 35.3% percent, respectively.
Evergreen orders 10,000 new containers
Taipei
Committed 32.3 million to the Dong Fang International Container (Hong Kong)
Vard will build an Ocean Energy Construction Vessel for Island Offshore
Trieste
It will be delivered in the first quarter of 2027. Option for two more ships
SAILING LIST
Visual Sailing List
Departure ports
Arrival ports by:
- alphabetical order
- country
- geographical areas
Lombardy among the most virtuous regions in food transport
Milan
Over 50% of the controlled temperature vehicles are matriculated in classes 5 and 6
Positive quarterly economic performance by Wallenius Wilhelmsen
Lysaker / Oslo
Ad Emanuele Grimaldi on 5.12% of the capital of the Höegh Autoliners
In the first three months of 2024, container traffic in New York increased by 11.7%
New York
In March, growth was 22.1% percent
Inaugurated the road of connection with the new areas of the port of Piombino
Plunge
The infrastructure cost 10.1 million euros.
First quarter of the year hardship for Finnlines
Helsinki
Accentuated increase in operating costs
In 2023 the turnover of Fercam decreased by -6%
Bolzano
Established a company in Lithuania
ICTSI recorded record quarterly economic performance
Manila
In the first quarter of this year, the traffic of goods in Albanian ports increased by 3.4% percent
Tirana
Passengers decreased by -1.9%
Speeding up the times to make the port of the Spezia and its retroport the first ZFD
The Spezia
They ask for maritime agents, customs officers and freight forwarders
Air and passenger routing service in the ports of Olbia and Gulf Aranci
Cagliari
It will be managed by the Roman Italpol Fiduciary Services
Decision to drop -15.1% percent of goods in the port of Taranto in the first quarter
Taranto
The loads at the landing decreased by -21.0% and those at the embarkation of -8.7%
This year the national forum for rail freight transport Mercintrain will be held in Padua
Padova
It will take place within the scope of Green Logistics Expo
Inaugurated in Safaga, Egypt, a factory for the construction of tugboats
Safaga
Ten naval units will be carried out for Suez Canal Authority
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
Chabahar Port: US says sanctions possible after India-Iran port deal
(BBC News)
Iran says MSC Aries vessel seized for 'violating maritime laws'
(Reuters)
››› Press Review File
FORUM of Shipping
and Logistics
Relazione del presidente Mario Mattioli
Roma, 27 ottobre 2023
››› File
New Italy-Libya-Egypt service of Tarros and Messina
The Spezia / Genoa
It will be inaugurated in mid-June and made with two ships
Tomorrow PSA Venice will open the Venetian terminal to the port community and the city
Venice
Hannibal plans to activate a rail link between Italy, Hungary and Romania
Melzo
Two weekly rotations will be inaugurated by the end of 2024.
Approved the 2023 consuntive budget of the Central Tirreno's AdSP
Naples
Annunziata : the coming years, fundamentals to finalise the European investment of the PNRR
Sensitive increase in the production and sale of CIMC dry boxes
Hong Kong
Chinese firm responds to growth in demand
Approved the consuntive budget 2023 of the AdSP of the South Tyrrhenic and Ionian
Joy Tauro
May 6 meeting at MIT on the future of the Gioia Tauro Port Agency
The 2023 budget of the East Ligure Sea AdSP shows a primary surplus of six million
The Spezia
In the year new investments of around 17 million euros
Cargotec's quarterly net profit to 81.2 million (+ 11.8%)
Helsinki
In the first three months of 2024, revenues fell by -1.7% percent.
The negative trend of the economic performance of the ONE continues, less marked.
The negative trend of the economic performance of the ONE continues, less marked.
Singapore
In the first three months of 2024 the goods in containers carried by the fleet increased by 15.6%
The Genovese Messina has taken delivery of the largest ship in its fleet
Genoa
The "Jolly Verde" is a 6,300-teu container ship
The inclusion of the Civitavecchia port in the Core network of the TEN-T network is final.
Cyvitavecchia
On Wednesday the OK of the European Parliament
In 2023 the goods transported by Rail Cargo Group decreased by -11%
Vienna
Revenue in decline of -1.8%
Sustained quarterly growth of new orders acquired by Wärtsilä
Helsinki
In the first three months of this year, the group's revenues fell by -9.8% percent.
DIS orders two more new tankers LR1
Luxamburgo
New commits at the Jiangsu New Yangzi Shipbuilding Co.
An MSC container ship targeted with missiles and drones in the Gulf of Aden
San'a ' /Portsmouth
No damage to the ship and crew
Approved the consuntive budget 2023 of the Central Adriatic AdSP
Ancona
In the first quarter of 2024 the orders of port means produced by Konecranes fell by -51.6%
Hyvinkää
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
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