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18 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:26 GMT+2




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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2018
  • APL named Containership Operator of the Year
  • CMA CGM's ZeBox start-up incubator & accelerator inaugurated in Marseilles
  • Cochin Shipyard signs MoU with Andaman & Nicobar administration for ship repair operations at Port Blair
  • Dachser appoints management team to oversee new Indian Subcontinent cluster
  • Delay in implementing IMO sulphur 2020 limit ruled out
  • Further rebate for LNG vessels transiting Suez Canal
  • IPA appoints Managed Service Provider for Port Enterprise Business System at five Major Ports
  • Key deliberations held as part of FWC-2018
  • ZIM & MSC announce new cooperation on India Subcontinent-Mediterranean trade
  • ZIM to introduce improvements on its cross-Atlantic services
  • thyssenkrupp inks contract worth INR 410 cr. with Mazagon Docks Shipbuilders
  • Union Cabinet approves appointment of T. K. Ramachandran as Chairman, V. O. Chidambaranar Port Trust
  • CEPA with Bangladesh can boost trade in South Asia: Suresh Prabhu
  • IGCC elects new office-bearers for 2018-19

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2018
  • Waterborne innovation
  • Facelift for freight train loop
  • Aashto finally finds new director
  • The challenges of Eric the rhino
  • Smeg awards UK/Ireland distribution contract
  • DHL sells Allyouneed Fresh to Delticom
  • Interferry's topics in Cancun
  • Two airports inaugurated in India
  • Another cooperation between MSC and Zim
  • New apprentice category for freight awards
  • Freight theft plunges in Romania
  • K+N opens up in Baku and Almaty
  • Etihad Cargo starts implementing new network
  • Klinkner nominated as DVF chairman
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Launch of local operations centre in chemical hub
  • How to optimise demurrage and detention fees
  • Cargoline welcomes delegation from China

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Samskip/Nor Lines boost shortsea capacity
  • Majority of vessels could see 2020 fuel bills double
  • HMM formalises mega container ship orders
  • NYK Line launches bridge concept to improve safety
  • Efficiency gains shipping is missing out on
  • KNOT books two shuttle tankers at Hyundai HI for Equinor
  • GF Oil proposes biofuel to South Korean ship operators

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Rush for space on Asia-Europe as box carriers spark new capacity crunch
  • Race to beat tariffs drives Asia to US air rates up as peak season looms
  • E-commerce set to disrupt delivery drivers' weekends as demand grows
  • Venta Maersk completes first Northern Sea Route passage
  • A marketshare conundrum for liners, as expiry of EC block exemption nears
  • Delivery drones could bypass trucks in India in two or three years
  • No-deal Brexit could trigger 14 days of road chaos, says Highways England

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • USCG gives Eastern go ahead to start construction of first OPC
  • Leading owners who back scrubbers form Clean Shipping Alliance 2020
  • AFAI launches 50th Incat Crowther built for China
  • KNOT orders two more DP2 shuttle tankers
  • Navy awards contracts for construction of ten more DDG 51 destroyers
  • Yanmar to supply DF engines for LNG fueled bunkering tanker
  • ClassNK: Don't wait until the last minute to install your BWMS

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • MPLX prepares to supply low-sulphur fuel in the US Gulf
    The facility has the capability to expand its storage capacity to 10m barrels and is permitted to construct a second...
  • The Interview: Rajesh Unni
    Founder and chief executive of Synergy Group expects another acceleration in fleet expansion next year. But he is equally keen...
  • Ship operating costs fall for sixth year, reveals Moore Stephens
    Bulkers and tankers showed the biggest overall declines in 2017 compared with a year earlier, while a drop in insurance...
  • Scorpio to install scrubbers on majority of its fleet
    Company's chief operating officer says the move is 'economically right'
  • Attica Group makes profit after vessel sales
    Ferries owner saw first half of the year revenues rise following acquisition of Hellenic Seaways, but this positive position was...
  • Box congestion now affects Southampton
    DP World says it is maximising resources on landside and the quay in Southampton to minimise the impact of...
  • Port of San Diego targeted in ransomware attack
    US Department of Homeland Security has detected the use of ransomware in the attack that was reported this week
  • Maersk opposes sulphur cap review proposal
    Maersk's Simon Bergulf said the company is testing compliant fuels on its vessels and does not foresee compliant fuel availability...
  • Risks hamper global trade, says WTO
    Trade will continue to expand, but at a more moderate pace
  • HMM signs contracts on 20-containership order
    Three South Korean shipyards are to share work on HMM's plan to take its boxship fleet capacity to 1m teu
  • VLGC earnings rise close to three-year high
    Freight earnings for very large gas carriers are at their highest for two years and seven months on the back...
  • Globus Maritime improves performance on higher charter rates
    The dry bulk operator evaluates vessel acquisition and disposals as well as debt refinancing to increase its net asset value
  • Aegean Marine president McIlroy steps down
    Aegean Marine chief commercial officer Kostas Polydakis will succeed outgoing president Jonathan McIlroy in mid-November
  • Knot orders two shuttle tankers
    The tankers will be built by Hyundai Heavy Industries and delivered in 2020
  • Daily Briefing
    Atlantic Basin faces compliant fuel shortages in 2020 | Lloyd's List Asia Pacific Awards winners | BIMCO fast-tracks sulphur cap...
  • Collaboration tools may offer lifeline to smaller carriers
    The use of shared platforms could ease some of the pain points preventing smaller carriers from working together
  • Brussels kicks off EU consortia rules review
    Container lines will be pressing for an extension of the current legal framework, while shipper interests are more likely call...
  • Shipowners unite to back scrubber technology
    Carnival, Frontline, Star Bulk and Oldendorff among founders of new lobby group that aims include advocating scrubbers and urging the...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: Tariffs, box woes and the big bunker question
    Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd's List's weekly podcast - your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Minimal cargo impact expected from Teamsters' LA-LB port protest
  • Eastbound trans-Pacific rates losing fizzle as peak fades
  • US West Coast ports drill down on rail efficiencies to protect share
  • Global slowdown extends from ocean shipping to air cargo
  • Combi Lift finishes first phase of massive Gazprom cargo transport

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Sunny forecast in Miami Beach
    ASBA rates index should be on the rise in next year largely on recent ordering discipline.
  • Wells Fargo flags prospect of 'Hanjin 2.0' amid IMO 2020
    Concerns over inflationary fuel price pressure and its potential impact on the balance sheet of major container lines has led Wells Fargo to downgrade both two major shipowners and some container lessors. The expected jump in bunker costs connected to incoming emissions laws in 2020 could lead to financial struggles at some container lines, analyst Mike Webber argued. Marinakis cashing in after
  • VLCC rates hit 2018 high ahead of Golden Week
    Freight rates have been boosted by charter activity before the world's largest seaborne crude importing nation takes off for a week-long holiday.
  • Zvezda to build three icebreakers
    Russian yard will handle construction of Lider-class ships.
  • EMGS CEO quits for personal reasons
    Norwegian seismic ship player looking for new boss after resignation of Christiaan Vermeijden.
  • Samskip adds capacity to Nor Lines run
    Icelandic owner makes it four ships for Norwegian shortsea service.
  • Axel Schroeder pumps up stake in MPC Container Ships
    Dr Axel Schroeder has topped up his holding in Oslo-listed MPC Container Ships. Schroeder, a director of the company, has bought over $180,000 worth of stock, according to details released today. MPCC hedges its bets on 2020 fuel deadline His purchase, at NOK 47 per share, takes his overall stake in MPC to 181,000 shares. Today the shipowner's stock was up 1.28% at NOK 47.60 each, giving the c
  • Maersk completes NSR trial - but no plans to use it yet
    Danish owner's Maersk Venta makes it through Arctic ice as a "one-off".
  • Lloyd Werft appoints third managing director
    Carsten Sippel joins Rudiger Pallentin and Carsten Haake in running German yard.
  • Marnavi adds tanker at Wuchang
    Italian owner declares option for second product carrier in China.
  • NRP confirms W Marine bulker project
    Oslo finance house Ness, Risan & Partners has confirmed its involvement in a dry cargo project with W Marine. NRP takes in heavylift pair NRP takes two more Nordic Hamburg handysizes TradeWinds reported last week W Marine had invested in the 93,000-dwt Talia (built 2011) alongside partners using the Norwegian KS system. Christian Ness-led NRP has now announced it has purchased and taken delive
  • Cargill posts $1bn quarterly profit
    Chartering giant boosted by trade finance and commodity risk management.
  • Danske Bank bullish on growing Flex LNG
    Initial buy rating comes with profit, dividend and growth expected in coming years.
  • Golden Energy in talks to buy two OCVs
    Norwegian owner wants to diversify away from tough PSV market.
  • HMM signs final contracts for 20 containerships
    Korean owner confirms 23,000-teu and 15,000-teu vessels at DSME, HHI and Samsung.
  • Saeviks rejig Havyard shareholdings
    Owning family carries out internal transactions to meet "dynamic financing need."
  • Seadrill reveals pre-restructuring profit
    John Fredriksen company made money despite big impairment on three drilling units.
  • China Merchants looks to take Sinotrans Shipping private
    Bulker owner has been "unable to fulfil objectives of its public listing" says majority shareholder.
  • Australia a hot bed for "fly cruises"
    The land Down Under is a preferred destination for fly cruises among Chinese tourists, says Carnival chief.
  • Suez Canal chases US LNG export cargoes
    Egyptian waterway offers hefty rebate for gas carriers sailing non-stop from America to Asia.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Executive Moves: JAXPORT and Duluth Seaway
  • OOCL redesigns Atlantic-Mediterranean rotation
  • Virginia expands capacity with four inbound truck gates
  • California port drivers, warehouse workers intend to strike
  • Commentary: When sanctions are on the menu
  • Maersk implements dangerous goods stowage guidelines
  • FMC plans demurrage and detention report field interviews
  • HMM signs contracts for 20 mega containerships
  • Drivers group calls for hours-of-service reform

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
  • Brent notches four-year high as oil complex gains
    Crude futures settled at multi-year highs on the back of a robust demand outlook
  • US crude exports and imports fell from June to July: EIA
    US crude oil exports averaged 2.14 million b/d in July, down from the record-setting average of 2.2 million b/d in July
  • Japan Aug crude imports from Iran rise 65% on year to 177,475 b/d -- METI
    Japan's crude oil imports from Iran jumped 65% year on year in August, marking the fourth consecutive month of increase
  • VPS issues low flash point alert for bunker fuel deliveries in Singapore
    Global fuel testing company Veritas Petroleum Services has issued an alert over bunker fuel deliveries with a low flash point in Singapore
  • External: Praxis Energy Agents DMCC
  • First fuel oil VLCC booked for November from Rotterdam to Singapore
    The first fuel oil VLCC for November was on subjects to take high sulfur fuel from Rotterdam to Singapore, shipping sources say
  • TANKERS: HSFO Handysize Mediterranean freight hits five-month high
  • Shanghai LSMGO price climbs in Sep ahead of Oct 1, 0.5%-sulfur limit
    The price of Shanghai-delivered low sulfur marine gasoil climbed in September ahead of the application of the 0.5% sulfur limit to all vessels within some of China's Emission Control Areas
  • Japan bunker prices rise over Aug-Sep on strong demand
    Japan's bunker fuel prices rose over August and September on a continued preference for Japanese bunker fuel among buyers following Singapore's fuel contamination issue
  • South Korean crude imports from Iran tumble in August
  • FUTURES: Crude remains stable amid mixed cues
  • Trafigura merges fuel and gasoil global trading desks ahead of IMO 2020: sources
    Oil trader Trafigura has merged its fuel oil and gasoil trading desks globally ahead of IMO 2020




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