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19 January 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 06:38 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 5, 2018
  • Foreign investors to gain easier access to Chinese markets: minister
  • ICTSI to pour US$25 million into port expansion projects in 2018
  • Shippers shun Vietnam's Cai Mep for lack of backup infrastructure
  • Vietnam to spend US$970 million by 2030 to develop inland box depots
  • Wuhan now sends 375 cargo trains to Europe in 2017, up 69pc
  • NY-NJ joint chassis pool offers no fuss, no muss 'open choice'
  • US president slams postal service for undercharging Amazon.com
  • Singapore hikes vessel checks, calls for more monsoon vigilance at sea
  • Ningbo-Zhoushan port sets world record with billion tonnes in 2017
  • PST Ventures wins US$2 million deal to provide Pos Malaysia IT security
  • Liege Airport announces additional US$35.7 million investment in cargo capacity
  • Lufthansa, IAG, Air France KLM, Finnair post strong cargo growth

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Dark clouds on shipping seen dispersing; reforms in India set to usher a positive shift in 2018
  • Digitisation in maritime transport
  • From uncertainty comes opportunity, says MOL President & CEO in New Year message
  • Global shipping industry's capex needs far exceed combined market cap, says analysis
  • RCL launches Colombo to Tuticorin service
  • West Coast Canal extended
  • Cruise tourists arriving with e-visa exempted from biometric enrolment
  • Highways in Tamil Nadu to be widened
  • Luxor Resolution on rapidly evolving cross-border e-commerce sector welcomed
  • Cabinet approves MoU between India & Israel on cooperation in oil & gas sector
  • Corporate performance improves as GST-led woes abate & festive season spurs demand: ICRA
  • China's ex-im trade surges in 2017
  • Interactive meeting with Canadian business delegation on Jan. 8

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 5, 2018
  • Germany: rail network should cater for 740 m trains
  • China Airlines chooses CSafe active cool solution
  • Networks snuggling up closer
  • Big railcar batch for hauling timber
  • Tank container industry unites
  • Zim adapting TGX sling
  • Watch maker banks on DSV for expansion in China
  • Rolling stock for UK railfreight operator
  • OOCL starting FCS2 on 23 January
  • Seventh Dreamliner for Oman Air
  • AAPA redesigning internal structure
  • Eyes turn east at Gebrüder Weiss
  • Pilot run for sending cars to Chengdu
  • New affiliate of BDP International
  • Energy transition causing fundamental change, says DNV
  • SF Express opens new international chapter

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Capesize charter rate recovery seen in second half of 2017
  • Trading starts in Havila's consolidated shares
  • Indonesia should relax cabotage to bring more direct calls to Jakarta - OECD
  • 'Serious' design issues leave seafarers fearful of using lifesaving equipment
  • Japan's Big Three seek stable revenue after ONE formation
  • Ningbo-Zhoushan now the largest bunkering port in China
  • South Korean president reaffirms pledge to help shipbuilders
  • Greener fuels open up safety challenges for crew
  • India is now world's second-largest LPG importer
  • Crude-tanker sector remains fragmented despite M&A

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Three Japanese carriers looking forward to coming together as ONE
  • E-commerce retailers hit in the wallet by return of record number of unwanted gifts
  • Hauliers demand more secure parking areas amid fears of police prioritising crimes
  • GBRf MD John Smith appointed CEO of parent company Hector Rail
  • First winter storm of 2018: 3,600 flights cancelled and airports close
  • Loadstar quiz - all the answers
  • Liability warning to carriers over damage to perishable goods in transit

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • S.D. Standard Drilling PSV awarded North Sea contract
  • Viking Line set new passenger, car carriage records in 2017
  • EPA supports cleaning up diesel emissions in Puget Sound
  • TMS Cardiff Gas orders LNG carrier with X-DF propulsion
  • Envirocleanse inTank BWTS completes Type Approval testing

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Secondhand shipping markets expand by 47% to $32bn in 2017
    VesselsValue estimates show activity picking up in nearly all sectors of cargo carriers and offshore units
  • TMS Cardiff orders three LNG carriers at HHI
    Update: One will be chartered to Total and the other two are rumoured to be linked to Cheniere Energy
  • Cofco's Argentina grains terminal remains shut after silo blast
    Vessels unable to load at the Puerto Gral San Martin terminal in San Lorenzo port following explosion last week
  • Dry cargo tops 2017 stock performance survey
    Investors bet on a dry cargo market recovery but were less sanguine about the tanker sector
  • Daily Briefing
    Company said to have chartered in the vessel detained by South Korean authorities was registered in the Marshall Islands, says...
  • Palau registry says UN-blacklisted ship was under 'previous flag'
    Vessel previously registered in Panama only provisionally became part of the PISR fleet on December 8, Palau says
  • NYK Line and K Line optimistic on global economic recovery
    Improved financial performances by both firms attributed to a pickup in seaborne trade worldwide
  • Full-fledged shipping recovery still in the making, says MOL chief
    Disruptive innovation likely to reshape the shipping industry at any moment
  • Taiwan probes Lighthouse Winmore charterer
    Businessman Chen Shih-Hsien quoted by Taiwanese media as saying he was unaware that the vessel was used for trade with...
  • Korea to encourage shipowners to order more LNG-fuelled vessels
    The government will introduce a ship financing programme worth $1.9bn as well as subsidies to replace older vessels
  • Top Ships extends time charters with Stena Bulk
    Tankers owner likely to see gross revenue backlog of $27.4m from the extended charters for four vessels
  • US court approves Toisa bankruptcy settlement deal with HHI
    Move helps Greek tycoon's holding company recover $42.5m in counterclaims filed by HHI over a shipbuilding contract dispute
  • India revamps public-private partnership pacts for major ports
    Move to ease port project regulations and boost investor confidence
  • Seaspan secures $250m loan commitment from Fairfax
    Total investment by Canadian insurer to reach $500m if stock warrants are exercised
  • The future is never perfect
    Astute shipping brains will not be bothering with annual forecasts, but will consider the rather bigger pictures which might, in...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Two more NY-NJ terminals prep for truck appointment systems
  • Analysis: Predictive analytics is new edge in shipping
  • Storm, bitter cold further tighten US inland transport networks
  • Infographic: US shippers and 3PLs split on road ahead
  • India changes port bidding rules to spur investment
  • OECD: Relaxing cabotage would increase Jakarta direct calls

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Trial delay sought in Vinmar fraud case against Clarksons
    Houston-based chemical commodities trader is seeking $750,000 in alleging fraud against former Clarksons broker Per Jensen.
  • US owners mull impact of Trump's tax reform
    Lower tax rates are big plus, but fewer deductions will offset those benefits
  • Public shipowners share their vision for 2018
    Angeliki Frangou, Nikolas Tsakos and Arne Blystad head cast of stock listed shipowners opening up about 2018.
  • Private shipowners share their vision for 2018
    Thanassis Martinos, Lou Kollakis, Claus-Peter Offen and John Dragnis head cast offering views on 2018.
  • Shipbrokers and financiers look into 2018 crystal ball
    Krisitan Sorensen and Fang Xiuzhi among experts to share 2018 vision.
  • Shipyard executives share their outlook for 2018
  • Vinalines pushes IPO date back by six months to June
    Vietnamese state-owned shipping conglomerate to focus on port investments as date of public offering is pushed back by six months
  • GoodBulk sights turn to Wall Street after CarVal deal
    Capesize owner expected to push for a New York listing in first half of the year
  • Shipping shivers as Biesbroeck exits ABN Amro
  • KOTC chooses Hyundai Heavy for VLGC trio
  • Phoenix VLGC order likely to have charter
  • MOL plans to build up 10-vessel FSRU fleet
    Senior managing executive officer Takeshi Hashimoto tells TradeWinds about the company's floating regas, Arctic shipping and LNG bunkering ambitions
  • Russia's rising gas volumes fuel bright outlook for LNG trade
    Trading of inaugural cargo from ground-breaking Yamal LNG project reflects growing demand for cleaner fuel, especially in Asia
  • Fortune Oil makes its first foray into the VLGC sector
    Hong Kong outfit's newbuildings are likely to ship Iranian cargoes
  • SolstadFarstad vessel heads for new career in Vietnam
  • Insurance and safety experts look forward to 2018
    Hugo Wynn-Williams, Kitack Lim, Esben Poulsson and others ponder what this year will have in store.
  • NITC wins confidence of global charterers since sanctions eased
  • Evalend Shipping makes debut in VLCC market
  • Another Lundqvist aframax 'set for breakers'
  • Rosco struggles to drum up interest in bulker fleet sale
    Steep asking price fails to attract potential buyers - but shipowner is in no hurry
  • Hyundai Glovis aims to grow fleet with secondhand bulkers
    Sector peers suggest that the conservative company is likely to have secured long-term charters for the vessels
  • Fredriksen and rivals splash out on newcastlemax newbuildings
    Three companies order up to nine 'vessels in China in potential $400m deal

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Freeland fans flames on U.S. softwood dutiesCanadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland on Jan. 3 knocked the U.S. Commerce Department's recently announced antidumping (AD) an...
  • Coalition calls on Trump, Congress to invest in port infrastructure
    The Coalition for More Efficient Ports, an alliance made up in part of major U.S. ports, marine terminal operators and big box retailers, o...
  • Domestic Industry and Multinational, Future Domestic Producers Duke Out Trade Remedy Argument on Large Residential Washers
    Multinational businesses and local government officials joined Jan. 3 to caution the Trump administration against imposing significant safe...
  • AAR: U.S. rail volumes rise 3.4% in 2017
    U.S. railroads originated nearly 27.5 million total carloads and intermodal units for the full year in 2017, an increase of 3.4 percent com...
  • MOL CEO: Customers the 'wellspring of innovation'
    Junichiro Ikeda, president and CEO of Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL), says innovation holds the key to the future of the Japanese ocean carrier'...
  • Ningbo port throughput sets global high-water mark in 2017
    China's Ningbo-Zhoushan Port set a world record for cargo throughput with 1 billion tons handled in 2017, the port announced late last mont...
  • New container rail service launched at Oregon's Port of Portland
    Beginning this week, shippers at the Port of Portland have a new option for moving container freight. Thanks to a new railway partnership ...
  • Executive Moves: CSIS, IICL, Suddath Cos., and BASS
    The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) appointed William A. Reinsch its Scholl chair in international business. He succe...
  • BDP International opens Copenhagen office
    Global logistics and transportation solutions provider BDP International has opened a new location in Copenhagen, Denmark, the company said...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 4, 2018
  • Bunker deliveries limited at USAC ports because of blizzard: sources
    Bunker deliveries were halted Thursday at some US Atlantic Coast ports as a result of heavy snowfall and high winds.
  • US offshore proposal offers Trump big plan, uncertain future
    Trump administration calls for 47 lease sales in nearly all US waters.
  • CHINA DATA: Nov apparent gasoil, fuel oil demand strong, jet fuel weaken
    Demand for fuel oil,surged 68.2% on the year and rose 14.5% from October.
  • Malta bunker fuel exceeds 3-year high on climbing HSFO
    Bunker fuel at Malta reached its highest point in over three years Wednesday, as rising international prices outweighed average market conditions.
  • US DATA: EIA says USAC fuel oil stocks hit all-time low
    US fuel oil stocks for the week ended Friday fell to their lowest levels in nearly 15 years.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Iraq plugs Saudi crude supply gap in China
    - China's crude imports from Iraq hit record high in November - Basrah crude official selling prices seen cheaper than rival grades - Aramco allocation cuts also lift Northeast Asia's Russian crude intake
  • FUTURES: Oil up on Iran geopolitical tensions, US cold fronts
    The market will look out for fresh pricing cues from the US Energy Information Administration report due Thursday at 1600 GMT.




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