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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2017
  • CMA CGM completes acquisition of Maersk's Mercosul Line
  • New mega automated box shipping terminal at Shanghai port enters testing phase
  • OOCL boosts Intra-Asia network with new Japan-Vietnam service
  • Ex Hanjin Shipping chairwoman is jailed and fined for insider trading
  • N American freight shipments grow 2.9pc year on year in October: Cass Freight Index
  • China's November trade surplus with US hits US$27.87b, topping October's surplus
  • 49pc of US truckers won't have 'spy-in-the-cab' installed by deadline
  • How China hopes to reform chaotic trucking sector via Uber tech
  • New SF Express verification service counters China counterfeiting
  • Payra to be turned into a deep-sea port for Bangladesh, to cut transit times and costs
  • Kalmar wins rail mounted gantry order from Bilbao in northern Spain
  • Air cargo heading for another solid year in 2018
  • Nippon Express opens second office in Africa within 4 months
  • Russian company test flies heavyweight cargo drone

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • CMA CGM to upgrade MIDAS Loop 1 connecting South Africa with Indian Subcontinent & Middle East Gulf
  • Nikhil Logistics achieves another milestone
  • Simatech adds Visakhapatnam call to its FME service
  • High & lows of port risk
  • JNPT observes Mahaparinirvan Divas
  • JSW celebrates its bond with stakeholders
  • JBS Academy conducts 4-day workshop to train candidates of Regulations 6 Examination
  • IFFCO-Kandla honoured with multiple FAI awards

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2017
  • Of men and machines
  • Safety train on tour in the States
  • Offshore drives Hunterston Port's diversification
  • E-commerce trader moves to Duisburg
  • Paycargo partners with CNS
  • Europa Worldwide sets ups new entities
  • Rail solution results in massive CO2 reduction
  • Ineos and Imperial designing new barges
  • Chief HR for North America Rail Consulting
  • More space for Geodis
  • Key technology for Hunter Valley rail operations
  • Tunisair hoists flag higher in Africa and America
  • Quehenberger scoops up Alpin Spedition
  • Augmenting offers to/from China
  • LDZ awarded seat on UIC management committee
  • From Atlantic to Pacific
  • Emirates increases Algiers service

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IHS Maritimeweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • Brittany Ferries taps EU Green Shipping Guarantee scheme for new ferry
  • North Sea Port is born from Ghent-Flushing-Terneuzen merger
  • GoodBulk mulls rights issue to buy CVI ships
  • Danish Shipping targets 10% fleet growth by 2021
  • The milestones that shaped maritime safety in 2017
  • HMM, SJ Logistics team up in freight train service
  • Seoul to back construction of LNG-fuelled ships in 2018
  • China Merchant Port Holdings takes control of Sri Lanka's Hambantota port
  • FSL Trust sells 2003-built box ship to reduce debt
  • Hyundai Glovis books VLCC in Hyundai HI

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • A record air freight peak season flies into a real 'perfect storm'
  • Which is the smartest supply chain link for air cargo to forge?
  • Analysis: DP-DHL reports there's good news; and really good news
  • Time to get serious about vehicle sharing
  • Union leaders accused of conspiracy in waterfront blockade
  • Going for the real thing: PepsiCo orders 100 Tesla electric trucks
  • Marie Gay-de Tailly to lead new HR initiative at ID Logistics

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • Horizon Shipbuilding delivers landing barge
  • Crowley awards scholarships to four USMMA cadets
  • Shipyard says subsea mining vessel buyer misses payment
  • Vittoria Shipyard launches ASD tug for Algerian customer
  • BIW gets $24 million more for DDG 51 lead yard services
  • MHI-MME and Wärtsilä put technologies together to boost EEDI
  • PODCAST: Inside Marine Pipe Joining Systems with Victaulic's Len Swantek

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • GoodBulk launches rights issue to help finance more capes
    Fundraiser timed to boost coffers ahead of six CarVal capesize options
  • Baltic Exchange names SSY's Duncan Dunn as chairman
    Simpson Spence Young senior director has years of experience in the derivatives industry
  • Tufton Oceanic Assets scales back IPO target
    London firm cuts funding target from $150m to $100m
  • Japanese ultramax resale lifts M/Maritime fleet to 13
    The Shin Kurushima ultramax will be the 13th vessel secured by the Mytilineos family-backed bulker company
  • Glencore says electric cars to boost demand for cobalt, copper and nickel
    Further boost expected from coal production next year owing to extra volumes from an acquisition
  • FMC's Doyle to take top job at dredging association
    Uncertainty over reappointment sees regulator return to private sector
  • Forties outage to benefit aframaxes and suezmaxes
    VLCCs could take a hit from removal of Hound Point shipments and wider Brent-Dubai premium
  • Removal of grounded containership facing delays
    Weather hampers recovery of ruptured vessel Kea Trader
  • Daily Briefing
    As part of our 2017 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series we look at the very best global...
  • Baltic LPG Index rises to a seven-month high
    VLGC rates jump by more than 10% this month on strong chartering activity in Middle East and traffic issues in...
  • Top 10 in finance 2017
    As part of our 2017 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, we look at how Chinese institutions are...
  • Cosco Shipping president moves to tourism role
    Announcement made amid rumours of further changes to shipping company's leadership in near future
  • Kuehne+Nagel reports 6% UK gender pay gap
    Female employees earn less at Switzerland-based forwarder in the UK, but pay gap is still significantly lower than the government benchmark
  • Zero-emission vessels declared key to decarbonisation in shipping
    Fresh study by Lloyd's Register says ZEVs will need to be part of the global fleet by 2030 to meet...
  • Call to loosen Indonesia's cabotage rules
    OECD report recommends gradual vessel-specific exemptions in coastal shipping and the clearing of supply chain bottlenecks as part of the...
  • Eagle Bulk completes $256m refinancing
    Deal extends the maturities of the outstanding debt to 2022
  • TEN declares new charters valued at $32m gross revenue
    Aframax tanker and two MR vessels fixed for an aggregate of six years
  • MPC Container Ships buys three feeder vessels from Harmstorf Reederei
    The company paid a total of $31.9m for the three ships.
  • FSL Trust trims debt with disposal of vessel
    Net proceeds from the disposal will be used to pay down the trust's outstanding loan facility
  • Japan's Kamigumi plans bulk terminal at Thilawa Port in Myanmar
    The joint venture between Kamigumi and Myanmar's Lluvia is expected to be established in April 2019
  • Keppel O&M wins orders worth $96m from Petrobras and SOFEC
    Deals are for the manufacture of components on a floating production, storage and offloading vessel as well as a floating...
  • Smart people are the key to the future of maritime
    Technology leaders must work harder to persuade the maritime industry that their version of the future is the real version

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • APM Terminals: US ports need to catch up
  • Joining crowded coast, Quebec plans to build terminal
  • UPS: Customer collaboration shortest route to more capacity
  • New truck weight limit nearly halts Chittagong FEU movement
  • Europe supply chain under pressure to curb emissions
  • Wilmington, NC, able to complete refrigeration on-dock
  • HMM, SJ Logistics launch Asia-Europe rail service

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • Jones Act vessels expected to diminish through 2022
    Almost 15 ships may be scrapped over next five years due to age of overall fleet, analysts say.
  • Clarksons sees Golar LNG price catalysts
    Outages at major sources of natural gas lifts European prices, with further gains seen in spot shipping rates.
  • Tankers yet to rally on Forties outage
    Short-term fixture activity may see gains as crude stream shut, as US exports may be main beneficiary.
  • Shipowners groups call for 2020 sulphur fuel 'prohibition'
    Plan aims to stop shipowners flouting rules and gaining unfair advantage.
  • Enesel adds two more crude tankers to fleet
    Greek owner books fourth VLCC newbuilding and takes management of new aframax.
  • Eagle Bulk Shipping eyes growth after refinancing
    Chief executive opens door to dividend and suggests asset values may inch down short term.
  • MHI and Wartsila plot propulsion boost
    Yard and tech company team up on more efficient ship systems.
  • Duncan Dunn takes Baltic Council chairmanship
    SSY Futures man steps up one year after SGX takeover was completed.
  • DZ 'brings in Goldman Sachs to sell DVB'
    German bank moves ahead with plans to offload shipping lender.
  • Shell springs tanker chartering probe after staff suspension
    Whistle-blower raises alarm at colleague's dealings with specific brokerage.
  • Modec tipped to have taken Euronav VLCC
    Deal would mark the FPSO player's first buy in three years.
  • HMM launches rail service to Europe
    Korean owner using Trans China Railway to speed up cargo shipments.
  • CLC expects earnings boost from bigger fleet
    Dennis Uy-backed company has expanded capacity by 10% following Manila IPO.
  • Bondholders table alternative plan for Seadrill
    Investors reported to have come up with a rival package to restructure drilling company.
  • MOL lines up blockchain trial with IBM
    Japanese owner also teaming with Mitsui to test cross-border trade operations.
  • EMAS wins more time for restructuring
    Singapore owner extends deal for new investors to pump in $50m.
  • Taylor dismisses handysize link, still looking to grow
    Founder says company open to adding more ships despite passing on handy after inspection.
  • Viking Supply wins backing from lenders
    Refinancing agreed as Sveaas-backed OSV owner continues with rights issue.
  • Concordia Maritime adds newbuilding on time charter
    Kim Ullman-led company makes counter-cyclical move alongside Stena Bulk.
  • Skangas makes UK SSLNG breakthrough
    Norwegian producer inks fleet sourcing deal with Grain LNG.
  • SolstadFarstad sells veteran anchor-handler
    Norwegian owner offloads OSV laid up in Indonesia.
  • USC selling 50%-plus stake in Finnish yard
    Russian company wants new domestic partners for Arctech as it eyes cruiseships.
  • GoodBulk in $80m rights issue to back CarVal deal
    Oslo-OTC quoted owner on the hunt for further funds to support capesize purchases.
  • Kristian Rokke takes leading investment role at Aker
    Businessman also earmarked to take the chairmanship of Akastor.
  • Vopak venture fixes $1.25bn loan
    Dutch company's Malaysian operation taps nine banks to develop Pengerang terminal.
  • Bulker master executed by Abu Sayyaf
    Body of Pham Minh Tuan found by police in the Philippines.
  • Jumbo heads to China for new heavy-lifter
    Dutch owner picks China Merchants yard for LNG-ready unit.
  • Ultrabulk awarded $4.26m in Indian coke row
    UK court rules producer Gujarat NRE's chairman liable for debts arising from 2007 cooperation deals.
  • Bauxite deal to see Khalifa made capesize ready
    UAE port claims it will be the first in the region capable of handling large bulkers.
  • Apeejay raids second hand market for panamax
    Growing Indian owner has acquired its second gearless bulker in less than three months.
  • Tufton Oceanic Assets plans $100m IPO
    UK-based fund manager eyes listing on specialist fund segment of London Stock Exchange.
  • POSH expects to report more impairments
    However, Kuok-backed offshore vessel operator said it is seeing improved utilization.
  • Eagle Bulk refinances $265m in debt
    New York-listed bulker player extends debt to 2022.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • Yangshang Port to utilize Internet of Things in fourth development phase
    Shanghai International Port Group (SIPG) plans to utilize internet and automation technologies in its port complex to create "smart, green,...
  • SISI: Global ports see stable throughput growth in Q3 2017
    Cargo throughput at major ports across the globe grew by 6.4 percent year-over-year during the third quarter of 2017, according to a report...
  • Cargotec, Orange Business Services sign IoT agreement
    Finland-based Cargotec has signed a three-year, multimillion euro agreement with Internet of Things (IoT) provider Orange Business Services...
  • Maersk looks to increase client prices in 2018
    The third quarter of 2017 saw demand fall behind oversupply in the maritime industry,a Maersk Line official told Bloomberg in an interview ...
  • Daher to build new logistics platform near Paris airport
    French equipment supplier Daher is expanding its third-party logistics services to Paris-based aircraft manufacturer Dassault Aviation, wit...
  • Commentary: Talk of abandoning WTO follows a pattern
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) is holding its biggest meeting in two years in Buenos Aires, Argentina this week. The significance of t...
  • U.S. trade chief negotiator says 'serious challenges' exist for WTO
    U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer warned his counterparts at the start of the World Trade Organization's Ministerial Conference i...
  • Massive Hindu temple construction in NJ involves long, winding supply chain
    Driving down a nondescript grass- and tree-lined four-lane highway in the middle of New Jersey, there's little indication that an immense s...
  • FAA fines battery shipper $1.1m for hazmat violations
    The U.S. Transportation Department's Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has proposed a $1.1 million civil penalty against Sarasota, Fla....

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2017
  • ICE Brent leads oil futures lower, despite prolonged Forties disruption
    The oil complex fell Tuesday reversing course from Monday when the closure of the Forties pipeline sparked a rally that drove front-month ICE Brent to its highest level since June 2015.
  • Novorossiisk bunkering disruption continues as storm warning extended
    Bunkering operations at Russia's Black Sea port of Novorossiisk continued to be subject to delays Tuesday as a result of stormy weather.
  • Vopak seeing early impact on bunker storage demand from 2020 IMO rule
    Global storage operator Vopak is seeing demand for fuel oil storage after 2020 dropping already because of tighter bunker sulfur limits.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • TRADER NOTE: Bimco re-appoints Frew as CEO to focus on environmental rules
    Frew was appointed secretary general and CEO of Bimco in September 2013.
  • ANALYSIS: Brent/Dubai EFS soars to 17-month high on Forties pipeline shutdown
    "t;[There is a] structural impact, but I haven't heard anything impacted on the physical side yet as [the sour crude] market has been very quiet," a Chinese trader said.
  • Trafigura banks on greater price volatility in 2018 after full-year profit falls
    Total volume traded in oil and petroleum products rose to 256.0 million mt, from 205.4 million mt in 2015/16 and 146.3 million mt in 2014/15.
  • Attacks on ships in Asia at 10-year low over Jan-Nov: ReCAAP
    A total of 71 reports were made over January-November, down from 78 in the same period of 2016.
  • FUTURES: Brent spikes to above $65/b on Forties pipeline outage
  • Canadian heavy, light crude plunge accelerates amid oversupply conditions
    WCS at Hardisty traded at WTI CMA minus $21.50/b Monday, marking the lowest assessment for it since it reached minus $21.65 on July 31, 2014.




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