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17 February 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:09 GMT+1

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
  • Cosco takes delivery of second 20,000-TEU boxship
  • Train crash involving freight train in South Carolina kills 2, injures 116
  • Thumbs up for US president's infrastructure investment plan
  • Philadelphia docks its biggest ship ever - 11,000-TEU MSC Avni
  • Feb conference to explore inland navigation in the Baltic Sea region
  • Contship Italia suffers 1.3pc portfolio-wide decline in box volume
  • Bollore buys major share in Danish forwarder Global Solutions
  • Air Forwarders Association and TIACA form new alliance to boost cooperation
  • Tianjin Airlines starts new service from Sydney to Tianjin via Zhengzhou
  • Zambian government to find out when Crown Air Cargo will commence operations

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • COSCO SHIPPING Ports & Port of Zeebrugge sign agreement on concession terms for CSP Zeebrugge
  • IMO collaborates to boost African maritime security capability
  • MSC reducing transit times on Europe to US East Coast trade
  • Rotterdam Port makes an extra 100 hectares available at Maasvlakte 2 for distribution companies
  • Yemen conflict forces new security recommendations
  • ZEABORN takes over E.R. Schiffahrt
  • Cabinet approves dispute resolution provision pertaining to revised Model Concession Agreement for PPP projects in Major Ports
  • Major Ports have witnessed a turnaround, says Mandaviya
  • Air cargo traffic growth at 3-year high
  • Call for aviation sector to address infrastructure challenges
  • Emirates Logistics expanding its operation & network in India
  • Impetus being given to highway projects
  • Kerry Indev Logistics gets 'World Customs Organization Certificate of Merit' for exceptional service

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2018
  • E-lorries going into serial production in 2019
  • Celebrating 200 years of service and new facility
  • Bold move to streamline Russian transport with e-CMR
  • American Airlines signs for largest cargo investment
  • LNG - testing testing in Bilbao
  • Twin leadership for Homtrans
  • Second Big Apple office for ACS
  • 30 tank cars to transport concentrated nitric acid
  • DHL manages warehouse for Bridgestone
  • Air Sénégal to acquire two A330neos
  • Presenting port of Montreal's terminal project
  • CNS welcomes new president
  • Zeaborn's next takeover looming
  • 260 t of mandarins move over 5,000 km by rail
  • LIS sets up shop in France
  • Singapore's Changi airport crosses 2 million t mark

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IHS Maritimeweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Erck Rickmers abandons ship management
  • Fincantieri closes in on STX France
  • Waigaoqiao shipbuilding sells its share of Changxing Heavy Industry
  • Dutch owners on track to boost national fleet
  • Wisdom Marine quiet on Kamsarmax orders from JMU
  • Indonesia's LPG imports continue to grow
  • STX O&S wins two more tankers from Pantheon
  • Vroon still shaken by offshore market collapse

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The Loadstarweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Technology is key to boosting repeat business for e-commerce delivery firms
  • Innovative new B737 loading system could boost the aircraft's cargo credentials
  • Asia-North Europe container shipping demand weaker than expected in Q4 17
  • Analysis: lean into the future - the logistics plans of and Alibaba
  • Amazon and its effect on the poorer cities
  • The digital imperative in container shipping
  • Quest to dominate self-driving cars at the heart of Waymo vs Uber

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • USCG collects Polar Star data for icebreaker acquisition effort
  • Naval Dome cyber security system completes box ship pilot testing
  • DDG 1001 completes acceptance trials
  • Kirby to acquire Higman Marine for $419 million
  • VIDEO: Euronav to install Satcom Global Ku band VSAT fleet wide
  • MAN and HHI to develop LPG burning two stroke engines
  • AVIC Weihai lays keel for first of new Stena RoPax ferries
  • Erck Rickmers sells ship management and brokerage businesses
  • Unmanned fireboat could be a game changer

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Accident-prevention algorithm sets out to save seafarers' lives
    UK Chamber of Shipping president Grahaeme Henderson unveils safety algorithmic programme designed to anticipate danger
  • Navios Partners beats predictions as dry bulk revenues rise
    'We think we are in the early stages of a dry bulk recovery,' chief executive Angeliki Frangou says
  • Slow Chinese imports and firm bunker price add salt to tanker owners' wounds
    Crude tankers' earnings erode further as overcapacity worsens
  • Hamburg braced for further consolidation
    Speculation about two more deals in the pipeline
  • Erck Rickmers eyes Greek business model after ER Schiffahrt sale
    German entrepreneur Erck Rickmers tells Lloyd's List that the rationale behind the sale of ER Schiffahrt, including shipbroker Harper Petersen &...
  • Scorpio Bulkers almost erases losses
    So far this quarter, the company's daily kamsarmax earnings have exceeded those of the fourth quarter, while ultramax time-charter equivalent...
  • Capesize earnings slump to six-month low
    Weakness seen to be only temporary
  • Vancouver prepares to host supply chain experts
    Logistics expertise gathers in western Canada to hear news of challenge and change
  • Daily Briefing
    Independence means 'we can make decisions very fast', Pacific International Lines' managing director SS Teo says in a rare and...
  • HPH Trust profits tumble 25%
    Terminal operator counts the cost of carrier reshuffle
  • Another knockback for Hamburg
    Erck Rickmers' decision to sell part of his business empire to a Bremen company represents a further setback for one...
  • Yard Talk | Will China's shipbuilding bailout lead to capacity cut?
    Debt-to-equity swap investors albeit state-backed will need to withdraw properly
  • Insurance will not cover sulphur cap fines
  • Container shipping recovery shows signs of faltering
    Overcapacity and lower-than-expected volume rises keep lid on rate revival
  • Kirby buys Higman Marine for $419m
    Jones Act barge operator continues to expand capacity and drive consolidation
  • ER Schiffahrt catapults Zeaborn into Germany's big league
    Hamburg entrepreneur Erck Rickmers has decided to sell his ship management and ship brokerage activities to Zeaborn
  • Cochin Shipyard to collaborate with Russia's USC on high tech vessels
    The two firms will jointly develop high speed vessels, river-sea cargo vessels, passenger craft and dredgers
  • Fears for tanker and 22 crew missing in Gulf of Guinea
    The tanker Marine Express, managed by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern, was last seen in Benin's waters early on Friday before contact...
  • Japanese cruise operator to order new vessels with state subsidy
    Miyazaki Car Ferry has announced it will replace its two cruiseships by using a government subsidy
  • ASL Marine warns of more losses amid weak market
    The shipbuilding and shiprepair company's results are due on February 14

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Lower prices, more space drive US soy shippers to East Coast
  • Savannah port plans to double capacity to 10M TEU by 2028
  • Surface transportation tight, US shippers sweat to secure space
  • Savannah, Charleston ports to launch new chassis pool
  • Jacksonville port begins deepening harbor
  • China-EU customs pilot expands from ocean shipping to air freight
  • Carrier reliability still poor on Asia-Europe but rising steadily

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Seaspan adds panamaxes, hires to Maersk
    Vancouver-based shipowner fills out fleet with first secondary market acquisitions under new chief executive.
  • Hutchison Port Holdings' profits fall
    Singaporean port operator trust sees lower revenue and higher expenses for the fourth quarter and full year of 2017.
  • CR Weber: culling needed for suezmaxes
    Brokerage's research arm says even disposing pre-2000 vessels could get rates above breakeven.
  • Marseille Fos posts record year in 2017
    French port's box terminals see 1.4 million teu of cargo in sixth consecutive year of growth.
  • Navios Maritime Partners expects 'significant free cash flow'
    Owner takes loss on vessel sale but expects fleet growth in a rising market to boost performance.
  • Norden tipped to sell supramax bulker
    Firm price has been secured for vessel which is approaching special survey, brokers say.
  • BG extends Diana panamax at better rate
    Panamax rates hold steady through first part of first quarter amid overall weakness in Baltic Dry Index.
  • Rickmers opens up on ER Schiffahrt sale and asset play plans
    German owner reveals strategic drivers for Zeaborn deal and how he sees his shipping future.
  • Foremost back for bulkers at SWS
    James Chao-controlled owner linked to $190m newcastlemax quartet in China.
  • Scorpio Bulkers beats fourth quarter forecasts by a cent
    Better than expected results come in a quarter that saw owner end sale and purchase hiatus.
  • Arctech yard to compensate SCF over delays
    USC-owned shipbuilder says big penalty due over support ships for Sakhalin-2.
  • Fearnley Securities begins Capital Product with buy rating
    Positive rating comes with owner set to renew a host of tanker charters in better market in 2019.
  • Zeaborn deals in the pipeline to follow Rickmers coup
    German group has its sights set on a significantly larger fleet, TradeWinds is told.
  • Anglo Investments strikes second deal with Greek pair
    Fledgling British owner has bought two additional ships to follow 2017 debut, brokers say.
  • KfW IPEX-Bank adds $17bn of new loans
    But 2017 total is down on previous year for German bank.
  • Wilson orders dry duo in China
    Norwegian owner signs up with Wuxue Janda for mini-bulkers.
  • Crewman dies on Greek cargoship
    Probe begins after 'traumatic' accident on SMN Explorer at UK port.
  • Erck Rickmers sells ER Schiffahrt and Harper Petersen
    German shipowner is selling both businesses to Zeaborn Group.
  • Fincantieri paying $74m for STX France
    Price revealed as Italian yard signs contract with France.
  • Gulf Navigation chief Buamim casts the acquisition net
    Khamis Juma Buamim has eyes on multiple deals after raising capital.
  • BW Pacific reignites Oslo IPO ambitions
    Two and a half years on from last attempt, product tanker owner is said to be looking for a listing.
  • Kirby agrees $419m takeover of Higman Marine
    US tank-barge giant brings expansion spending to $1.2bn with another fleet deal.
  • TGS wins rights to 30,000 Mexican wells
    Seismic survey player makes breakthrough in deal with state regulator CNH.
  • UOB sells out of Marco Polo after a week
    Singapore bank sheds $10m stake in restructured OSV owner.
  • USC and Cochin team up on newbuilds
    Russian group will help Indian yard with cargoships, ferries and dredgers.
  • ASL Marine predicts further quarterly losses
    Singapore offshore vessel and yard group warns of more red ink due to weaker results from operations.
  • UK government doubles cadet trainee funding
    More than 400 extra cadets will be trained in maritime roles every year under latest initiative.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Universal Logistics purchases Fore Transportation
    Warren, Mich.-based Universal Logistics Holdings, Inc., an asset-light provider of transportation and logistics solutions in the U.S, Mexic...
  • APHIS adds phytosanitary requirements for certain fresh citrus imports from Colombia
    The Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is adding phytosanitary requirements for certain fresh citr...
  • Cargo theft in Mexico rises in 2017
    In 2017, there were 4,030 recorded cargo thefts in Mexico, an increase of 127 percent compared to 2016's 1,773 thefts, and 266 percent high...
  • Zeaborn Group acquires E.R. Schiffahrt
    German ocean shipping company Zeaborn Group has completed the acquisition of 100 percent of the business shares in E.R. Schiffahrt GmbH &am...
  • UK appoints North American trade commissioner
    United Kingdom (UK) International Trade Secretary Liam Fox on Monday appointed Antony Phillipson, UK director-general of international trad...
  • Executive Moves: RightShip, KAG Logistics and Stimson Center
    RightShip, a maritime risk management and environmental assessment organization, has appointed Martin Crawford-Brunt its new chief executiv...
  • BCG tells carriers to keep up digitally or be commoditized
    A new report from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) urges ocean carriers to rapidly adopt process automation and optimization or be consign...
  • UPS to start daily, non-stop Louisville-to-Dubai flight
    UPS on Feb. 27 will start a daily non-stop flight from its Louisville, Ky., hub to Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, adding that it will i...
  • ELD mandate drives up spot rates
    When the electronic logging device (ELD) mandate kicked into gear back in mid-December, requiring the majority of the trucking industry to ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2018
  • Cushing declines supportive for NYMEX crude backwardation
    Consistent draws in stocks at Cushing, Oklahoma over the last three months have led to a steepening backwardation in NYMEX crude, even as the broader rally across the oil complex has stalled.
  • Oil futures fall as Dow Jones Industrial Average plunges
    Oil futures were pulled lower Monday by sharp moves in equities and currencies, as major US stock market averages declined sharply and the dollar firmed against a basket of major currencies.
  • Trump administration eyes Venezuela oil sanctions
    The Trump administration is considering new sanctions on Venezuela's oil sector, but analysts believe they will likely be imposed in stages and not before a presidential election in that country expected in April.
  • US Interior chief meets with Carolina governors on offshore plan, offers no exemption
    US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke met with the governors of North Carolina and South Carolina over the weekend, but offered no assurances that he would exempt them from a federal offshore oil and gas leasing plan, as he did last month for Florida.
  • Bunker fuel buyer issues letter of protest at Malta over barge delays
    A bunker fuel buyer has issued a Letter of Protest at Malta over barge delays which were having an impact on bunker deliveries, a source close to the situation said Monday.
  • Strong winds in Black Sea cause bunkering delays
    Bunkering operations were hampered over the weekend and into Monday in the Black Sea due to strong winds, particularly at the Russian port of Novorossiisk, sources said.
  • 'No turning back' on 2020 IMO sulfur cap: Kitack Lim
    Out of a packed agenda for the week, Lim said "undoubtedly the most important item" was discussion of the implementation of the 2020 sulfur cap.
  • UAE's DP World signs deal with Oracle for new technology, blockchain
    DP World will use SaaS for incorporating technologies in artificial intelligence, machine learning, internet of things, and blockchain.
  • Taiwan subsidy for lower sulfur marine fuels insufficient: shipowners
    Taiwan's plans subsidy to prompt ship owners to comply with the 0.5% sulfur rule from January 1, 2019, ahead of IMO 2020 regulation.
  • TRADER NOTE: RightShip appoints Martin Crawford-Brunt as CEO
    Norman will continue to support RightShip as a strategic consultant to the board during the transition process.
  • Open interest for front-month ICE Dubai crude derivatives slide 25% in Jan
    The wider EFS has limited opportunities for arbitrage barrels from the West to Asia and raises the value of Brent-linked crudes against Dubai, making the Dubai-linked crudes more attractive to buyers.
  • FUTURES: Crude slides on rising US production
    Expectations for tightening of policies from the Fed also weighed on oil prices.
  • Iran-Russia oil-for-goods deal on track; oil swap with Iraq to begin
    Under the swap deal, Promsyryoimport would buy up to 100,000 b/d from NIOC partly in exchange for goods, oil equipment and services for Iran.
  • Iran can raise crude output by 100,000 b/d within days if OPEC deal ends: Zanganeh
    Higher oil prices will impose fluctuations on the prices in the longer term, the oil minister told journalists in Tehran.

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