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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • Asia-Europe rate slips 1.2pc to US$752/TEU, but rises 0.7pc to USWC
  • China hurting as Sino-American trade war tariffs weaken PMI numbers
  • APL ships cargo to aid recovery and relief efforts in typhoon-hit Saipan
  • Russia's exports grow 16.6pc, making near box recovery to pre-crisis levels
  • Matson cuts Marshall Islands transits by up to 8 days with new loop
  • 11-Pacific nation Japanese-led free trade pact to activate in 2019
  • United Parcel Service names woman head of Global Freight Forwarding
  • Yilport orders 6 quay cranes and 18 RTGs for Ecuador's Puerto Bolivar
  • DHL provides end-to-end solution in shipping rubber for tyres
  • Singapore chandler stokes plans to become 'Amazon of shipping'
  • Bankrupt Alitalia attracts bids from EasyJet, Delta and Italy's. railway
  • Qatar's automated airmail management systems goes live worldwide
  • Korea's Jeju International Airport upgrades baggage screening system

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • APM Terminals Bahrain aims to raise $ 32 m with IPO
  • CEVA Logistics & Goodpack enter into strategic allianceto develop innovative solutions for the tyre sector
  • Containers segment continues to grow at Rotterdam port
  • Maersk launches instant booking confirmation
  • Mandaviya highlights coastal shipping & other priorities of Ministry
  • Proposed strike inNigeria could impact maritime sector
  • Shipping industry seen on the verge of major changes requiring strong collaboration
  • Implementation of Sea Cargo Manifest & Transhipment Regulations 2018 postponed
  • Altico Capital diversifies into warehousing & logistics funding
  • Digital technology & Customs discussed at Global Trade 2018 Conference in London
  • Highlights of the Prime Minister's support & outreach initiative for the MSME sector
  • Increase in interest equalisation for MSME exporters lauded
  • Industry expresses concerns on liquidity crisis
  • Eminent dignitaries to grace Shippers & LSP Business Forum on CTL 2018 in Vadodara on Nov. 22

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2018
  • Getting the balance right
  • Russian group acquires South African rail facility
  • IDS Logistik enlarges hub
  • Forty years of Samba for Leschaco
  • Rising volumes at Port Everglades
  • Bioethanol truck hits Nordic roads
  • Singpost launches Smart Post and last mile solution
  • Geodis fills freight forwarding MD post in Germany
  • XPO banks on strategic expertise won from Goldman Sachs
  • Third runway in Munich - dream on till 2023
  • APL reorganises Asian network
  • Basel airport celebrates Iata Ceiv Pharma certification
  • Hudson Bay railway line reopening at end of November
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Railfreight expert bowing out of DB Cargo
  • Eurogate Tanger terminal receiving new cranes
  • More LCL services for road and rail sectors
  • Bangalore, Brazil and Ho Chi Minh City

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IHS Maritimeweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • Saudi port operator expects 18% volume boost this year
  • Brexit won't affect London's status as leading arbitration centre, say law firms
  • SITC adds three more box ships at Yangzijiang
  • Hunter Group raises VLCC orders to 10
  • SPP Shipbuilding factory sold to marine engineering business
  • TMS Cardiff Gas adds two more LNG carriers
  • Nissen Kaiun adds more feeder units at Hyundai Mipo
  • South Korean shippers pledge to support compatriot shipowners

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • 2M confirms reintroduction of AE2/Swan Asia-North Europe loop next month
  • Freighter airline Swiftair continues its upward trajectory with purchase of Cygnus
  • Good news and bad for UK rail freight: more funding, but higher user fees
  • Analysis: days of reckoning loom for AP Møller Maersk & Hapag-Lloyd
  • NEW Loadstar Long Read: Gateway Georgia
  • Jack Ma bemoans 'stupid' trade war; but South-east Asia is upbeat
  • Antje Lochmann is new MD of Geodis freight forwarding in Germany

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • Matson reports increased earnings
  • Tototheo to market TMS environmental compliance solution in Cyprus
  • Stena Bulk vessel deters pirate attack off Yemen
  • Conrad Shipyard to build second Olmsted wicket lifter
  • Wärtsilä integrated solutions chosen for Baleària's LNG fueled 125 m cat

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • Total could partner on Sempra Energy's North American LNG export projects
    Total may also acquire an equity interest in ECA LNG, a development on Mexico's west coast that will have a significant shipping cost...
  • Golar LNG expects growing project pipeline to fuel cashflow
    Tor Olav Troim company expects average rates to reach $70,000 per day to $80,000 per day for all ship types...
  • Down but nicht raus
    Hamburg celebrated its 70th edition of the infamous Eisbeinessen on Friday
  • Expanding Monjasa announces credit line from JP Morgan
    Sales volumes in the Americas grew to 650,000 tonnes in 2017 from 400,000 tonnes a year earlier
  • Controversy grows with India's new cabotage rules
    India's transhipment business has emerged as a beneficiary of the changes
  • Asia-Europe capacity cutting must go deeper, says Drewry
    Addressing the supply/demand imbalance on the Asia-Europe trade will prove even more vital in the coming weeks as contract negotiations...
  • Daily Briefing
    Aegean Marine Petroleum reveals huge fraud losses | EU urged to end special treatment for container line alliances | Iran's...
  • China Merchants signs port deal with Liaoning province
    CMG, via a subsidiary, will pay Yuan99.6m ($14.4m) for the new shares to be issued by Liaoning North East Asia...
  • Idan Ofer eyes BW chemical tanker fleet
    Acquisition would make Singapore-based Ace-Quantum the largest player in the chemical tanker shipping sector, with a fleet of 33 vessels
  • Xi pledges to further open up China's economy
    Xi pledges China's imports of goods and services will top $3trn and $1trn, respectively, by 2033, from about $1.7trn and...
  • POSH cuts losses as offshore sector slowly revives
    POSH claws back some losses on good performance in offshore accommodation sector
  • Murmansk Shipping teams with VostokCoal affiliate for Arctic coal transport
    First shipment by strengthened ice-class vessels is due for next year
  • Intra-Asia specialist SITC adds to fleet with Yangzijiang trio
    Latest order adds to feeder operator's fleet expansion
  • APM Terminals Bahrain to list on that nation's bourse
    The listing will be the first for a transport and logistics company on the local stock exchange

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • India starts inland waterway container service
  • US truck employment breaks records but shortage remains
  • Top carriers serving US trades see share shrink
  • Brunswick expands to meet increasing roll-on, roll-off demand
  • Tech innovation to transform logistics; just not yet
  • Agriculture giants eye blockchain amid shipping industry skepticism

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • US warns shipping: do not deal with NITC and IRISL
    While naming the receipts for waivers on Iranian crude imports sanctions, Washington has boosted the sanction list and 12 newbuildings are subject to secondary sanctions.
  • Matson raises expectations for fourth quarter
    Matt Cox-led company sees better shipping business as year closes out.
  • Yard suspects sabotage on ferry newbuild
    Flensburger contacts police over valve "manipulation" on Irish Ferries' WB Yeats.
  • Kim Heng improves quarterly results
    Singaporean OSV owner boosts revenue on more chartering and towage contracts.
  • Ro-pax demolishes Swedish lighthouse
    Tallink ship crashed into structure at Remmargrund, coast guard says.
  • Witness in Greek scuttling case fears he will be killed
    UK court rules identity of exiled whistleblower can be revealed in insurers' legal battle over Brillante Virtuoso
  • Equinor set to take pick of anchor-handlers
    Free tonnage list grows for rig move, but rates up on last year.
  • Flares fired at suspicious Red Sea skiffs
    UKMTO issues second warning in two days after approach by two boats to cargoship.
  • Nanjing Tanker on track to become the first relisted A-Share stock
    Chinese state-owned tanker owner has received approval from the SSE to be relisted following improvements in business operations.
  • ESL Shipping adds another bulker
    Finland's ESL Shipping has added another bulker to its fleet in a deal carried out by its recently acquired AtoB@C. ESL targets Baltic biofuel cargoes It said the Swedish subsidiary had acquired an unnamed ice-class 1A 4,100-dwt ship built in 2000. AtoB@C operated the vessel under a long-term time charter previously. It also owns the sistership. The two units in question, Transforza and Transl
  • Vitol and IFM take control of energy storage company
    Trader and shipowner Vitol is teaming up with IFM Investors to take control of Dutch energy storage company VTTI. Its Vitol Investment Partnership II (VIP) and the fund manager have agreed to acquire Buckeye Partners' 50% interest in the company. VTTI will then be owned 50% by IFM and 50% by Vitol and VIP. It will continue to be managed by an independent management team led by CEO Rob Nijst.
  • Fredriksen says farewell to two Seatankers directors
    Departure of two men linked to equity investments continues period of active staff turnover.
  • Kuok's POSH expects further OSV impairments
    Singapore-listed owner cuts loss but sees challenges ahead.
  • SCI loss grows despite ship sales
    Indian owner sees more red ink in second quarter.
  • Noble Group claims could hit $4.2bn
    UK court reveals Vitol and COFCO as creditors, while restructuring returns could be only 25% if those owed money don't guarantee new finance.
  • Transmed enters suezmax tanker market with Teekay deal
    Greek owner buys its first conventional crude tanker in transaction which shows firming prices
  • Golar LNG Partners sees third quarter profit rise
    After cutting quarterly distributions last month, Golar LNG Partners posted net income attributable to owners of $49m for the third quarter. The Tor Olav Troim-lead company posted quarterly operating income of $62m, with the Golar Maria starting a 10-month charter in August and the Golar Freeze beginning a 15-year charter offshore Jamaica. Both figures represent growth from the second quarter.
  • Golar LNG boosts dividend on back of Hilli Episeyo cash flow
    Tor Olav Troim-led company also expected to reap the rewards of improving spot market.
  • Odfjell-managed drillship sold for $262.5m
    Deepsea Metro I going to Asia after deal signed.
  • Cruise industry concerned about skills shortage
    With 120 cruiseships on order, cruise executives are wondering who is going to operate them.
  • Monjasa inks debut JP Morgan Chase loan
    Bunker and tanker group strikes deal with new lender after US growth.
  • Zodiac Maritime linked to Nisshin capesize
    Eyal Ofer company believed to have paid $29m for bulker.
  • Murmansk Shipping signs five-year Arctic coal deal
    Russian owner will ship bulker cargoes for VostokCoal affiliate.
  • VIDEO: Tanker hits two ships in Taiwan
    Tanker and boxship bashed in incident at Kaohsiung.
  • Mokster PSV signs up with NATO
    Stril Mar takes time out from usual operations to join operation Trident Juncture.
  • H Vogemann makes it three bulkers at Taizhou Kouan
    German owner adds another open-hatch ship at Chinese yard.
  • Germany's MST fined $3.2m over US oil pollution
    Previously convicted shipowner committed environmental crimes while on probation.
  • Petronas completes first LNG bunker loading at Johor
    Malaysian oil major says successful operation makes it a "front runner" for regional market.
  • APM Terminals Bahrain set for domestic IPO
    Public offering a proxy on the Kingdom's growing non-oil economy, says lead manager.
  • SITC back at Yangzijiang for more feeder boxships
    Hong Kong-listed liner firm takes newbuilding tally at favourite Chinese shipbuilder to nine.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • UPS Freight halting LTL pickups ahead of contract vote
    Teamsters are expected to weigh in on an agreement with the freight division later this week.
  • Tech Connections: How do we clear up visibility issues?
    Drewry's Philippe Salles says the sheer volume of data required to provide granular track-and-trace details is a challenge to manage and decipher.
  • Trump drops Mauritania from trade preference roster
    A required annual review of the African Growth and Opportunity Act found that hereditary slavery in the country remains a concern.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2018
  • Sanctions waivers, expected US crude build drive crude off intraday highs
    Oil futures dipped in a late-session selloff to settle mixed on Monday as the market continued to digest the impact of US sanctions on Iran while also eyeing a potential stock build last week.
  • Nigeria set to export first Egina crude cargo in January
    The first cargo from Nigeria's newest oil field Egina will be exported in January.
  • NuStar sees opportunities in Permian Basin takeaway crunch
    NuStar, a liquids terminal and pipeline provider, is ramping up its project inventory, including truck and rail projects in the Permian Basin.
  • ANALYSIS: Asian sour crude markets bearish on possible sanctions waiver
    Market participants said medium grades would take a hit if additional supply emerges from waiver of Iran sanctions.
  • Tanker companies DHT, Frontline order more scrubbers as IMO 2020 rule looms
    Scrubbers momentum continues to build in the run up to 2020.
  • States should report on availability of compliant fuels ahead of IMO 2020 rule: IBIA
    Some "commercial realities" make it challenging for states to report availability in an effective manner, IBIA said.
  • FUTURES: Crude falls as Iran sanctions impact worries recede
    "We will provide the list of the eight jurisdictions on Monday," Pompeo told reporters on Friday.




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