giovedì 28 agosto 2014

5 quintali di marijuana sequestrati dalla Guardia Costiera

Un ingente quantitativo di sostanze stupefacenti è stato posto sotto sequestro dagli uomini della Guardia Costiera di Otranto il 26 agosto scorso. Nell’ambito delle quotidiane attività di pattugliamento del litorale di

"Capodanno Bizantino" e "Non solo Gran Gourmet", a Salerno

L’assessore al Turismo e ai Beni culturali della Regione Campania Pasquale Sommese interverrà oggi, giovedì 28 alle ore 11 all’EPT di Salerno, alla conferenza stampa di presentazione di due iniziative: la XIV

Container Carriers Bringing Down Carbon Emission

BSR’s Clean Cargo Working Group (CCWG) said in its latest annual CO2 emission performance data for the container shipping industry that on an average, its member carriers have reduced CO2 emissions per container transported in 2013 by 7.7%. Clean Cargo Working Group is a business to business collaboration between 40+ global customers and container carriers

Hamburg: Container Terminal Burchardkai ready for 18,000-TEU ships

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) inaugurated the berth 5/6 at its Container Terminal Burchardkai (CTB). State-of-the-art container gantry cranes make it possible to handle ships with a capacity of 18,000 standard containers (TEU) there. The CTB is thus prepared for the latest generation of mega-ships. Stefan Behn, member of the Executive Board

IMB: Guard against threat of cyber attacks

The International Maritime Bureau (IMB) is calling for vigilance in the maritime sector as it emerges that shipping and the supply chain is the ‘next playground for hackers’. IMB said, “Recent events have shown that systems managing the movement of goods need to be strengthened against the threat of cyber-attacks. It is vital that lessons learnt from other industrial sectors are applied quickly to close down cyber vulnerabilities in shipping and the supply chain.” The threat of cyber-attacks on the sector have intensified in the past few months, with cyber security

Fiducia dei consumatori

Ad agosto 2014 l'indice del clima di fiducia dei consumatori in base 2005=100 diminuisce a 101,9 da 104,4 del mese precedente. Il peggioramento interessa tutte le diverse componenti e segue le diminuzioni rilevate a giugno e luglio. Il peggioramento della fiducia deriva soprattutto dalla componente economica, che scende a 107,6 da

KKR, Borealis Hustle Nine Container Ships

Bomar Rissen, one of six container ships in Borealis’ current fleet
 The joint venture between KKR Special Situations Group of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. L.P. (USA) and Borealis Maritime Ltd. (UK) has signed an agreement with Frankfurt-based Commerzbank to buy nine

Carburanti green nuovi limiti per l'Italia

Entrano in vigore in tutti i porti italiani i nuovi limiti che impongono alle navi l'uso di carburanti green a basso contenuto di zolfo. È stato infatti pubblicato in Gazzetta Ufficiale il Dlgs n° 112 del 16 giugno 2014 di attuazione Direttiva n° 2012/33/UE che modifica la Direttiva 1999/32/CE sul tenore di zolfo dei combustibili

Much Bigger Fleet for LNG Shipping Needed in the Long Term

Continuing weak demand and excess tonnage are expected to depress LNG shipping earnings in the near term. But longer term the sector could face vessel shortages as ordering slows and liquefaction projects

Politiche attive lavoro, intesa Campania-Calabria

Gli assessori al Lavoro e alla Formazione della Regione Campania Severino Nappi e della Regione Calabria Nazzareno Salerno hanno siglato un accordo per la condivisione di strumenti di politiche attive del lavoro fra le due Regioni. In particolare, la Campania metterà a disposizione della Calabria i percorsi formativi delle

Rickmers-Linie is again the partner of choice for Kirow railway cranes to China

Kirow railway crane being loaded onto the Rickmers Singapore 
Rickmers-Linie, the Hamburg-based liner carrier for break bulk, heavy lifts and project cargoes has again been chosen by Kirow for the transportation of railway cranes from Hamburg to Xingang. The shipment in August marked the continuation of a long-standing relationship between the two companies, but was nevertheless a special shipment. It contained six cranes of the type KRC 2880. 20 more units of the type KRC 1680 are to follow into 2015. Kirow has been a long-term supplier of the Chinese railways. The company has already delivered a number of railway cranes for the ever expanding railway network in China. The cranes are used in various railway administrations throughout the country. Kuehne & Nagel in Leipzig and Hamburg took care of the freight forwarding and the booking of the six cranes. The cranes were transported to the Wallmann Terminal in the Port of Hamburg by barge and road transport. The ocean leg from Hamburg to China is being performed by the Rickmers Singapore which will arrive in the port of Xingang in late October. The 2002-built Super Flex heavy-lift vessel can lift up to 640 tons and is one of nine identical sister vessels in the Round-the-World Pearl String service of Rickmers-Linie. This service rotates eastbound around the world, linking Europe, Southeast Asia, the Far East, North America and again Europe.

Scorpio Bulkers in Sextet Deal

Monaco-based bulk shipper Scorpio Bulkers has ordered six 82,000dwt Kamsarmaxes from Chinese shipbuilder Shanghai Shipyard, the Chinese media report. Under the deal, the vessels will start delivery from

Terminal Investment Ltd acquires 50% of International Trade Logistics

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company S.A. (“MSC”) announced that TIL has acquired Global Infrastructure Partners’ (“GIP”) 50% interest in International Trade Logistics (“ITL”). The ITL group includes Exolgan, the largest container terminal in Buenos Aires, and its associated logistics and warehousing activities. Diego Aponte, Vice President of MSC and Chairman of TIL, commented: “We see the acquisition of ITL from GIP