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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2018
  • Whats, whens and hows of Sino-US trade truce remain unexplained
  • China's manufacturing growth in November slips to fresh two-year low
  • MSC, CMA CGM lay out new fuel rules that will apply from January 1
  • State-backed major container shipping firms define new market reality
  • Canadian Pacific signs 4-year labour contract with mechanics union
  • Containerships are biggest source of air pollution in Hong Kong today
  • US seeks comments on stringent labelling, advertising for wine, spirits
  • When Hapag's 17,500-TEUer loads 18,609 TEU - and gets away with it
  • Chittagong sets new monthly volume record - 265,165 TEU in November
  • Report: Global Air Freight Containers Market Outlook 2018-23
  • Panalpina ready to handle perishables with Nairobi cold storage
  • Xiamen Airlines takes delivery of Boeing's 2000th aircraft built for China
  • ABC flies 200 Dutch dairy cattle to Yuzhno Sakhalinsk in Russia
  • Airlines for America hails new US-UK Open Skies accord

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Maersk sets net zero CO2 emission target by 2050
  • New cyber security clause for shipping in the works
  • NYK launches ship management platform to reduce onboard duties & make use of big data
  • OOCL to extend East Mediterranean service network to the Middle East/Indian Subcontinent through EM3 service
  • Refund of IGST paid on exports of goods done from non-EDI sites
  • Vehicles, metals, seafood & pharma playing a key role in India's international trade
  • BMCT achieves new productivity benchmark & develops closer customer links
  • Port of New York & New Jersey sets all-time record in Oct.
  • Allianz collaborates with ESR to establish logistics investment platform in India
  • Growth projected at 7.4 pc for 2018-19, 7.5 pc for 2019-20
  • India & Peru ink agreement on cooperation and mutual assistance in Customs matters

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2018
  • Fleet expansion and digitalisation
  • EU laurels for Fiege
  • USD 300 million for North American facilities
  • Dunkirk sees good prospects for alternative fuel
  • Expanding into Canada
  • Saint Nicholas and the Gypsy Girl
  • New force takes charge of Hermes site in Löhne
  • Hydrogen facility to be built in Auckland
  • 300 new trucks to haul Brazilian soybeans
  • Embargos change for two landlocked countries
  • JLC supporting Nova Systems in France
  • Gira Giersiepen lays foundations for the future
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Containers by hyperloop in Hamburg?
  • Sending HGVs by rail - made easy with R2L
  • Panalpina doubles cold storage space at Nairobi airport
  • External relations in new hands at port of Seattle

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Demand surge on the transpacific calms as G20 deal eases tariff hike fears
  • Maersk unveils ambitions to be operating a zero-emission fleet by 2050
  • Cargolux sticks with Champ as it develops its core cargo platform
  • CMA CGM first container line to sign up with Freightos online booking
  • New automated e-commerce facility in New Jersey a milestone for DHL
  • Lufthansa Cargo takes minority share in digital booking platform cargo.one
  • Four trophies for The Loadstar specialists at Seahorse journalism awards 2018
  • UPS, FedEx shares fall as Morgan Stanley sees rising competition from 'Amazon Air'
  • Mike Duggan joins TVS Asianics to head air freight operations
  • Market Insight: private equity shows how it is done, with EV Cargo

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Scrubber manufacturers: Singapore gets it wrong on wash water
  • Maersk: Carbon neutral vessels must be viable by 2030
  • MAN Cryo develops liquefied hydrogen marine fuel system
  • Eight more Cheoy Lee tugboats to have MacGregor deck machinery
  • Pacific Green Marine to supply Scorpio scrubbers
  • Owners switch BWTS choice to USCG approved Alfa Laval technology

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Union chief sets out 'new vision' for salvage sector
    'LOF light' proposals are unsatisfactory because they would not make for adequate incentives, sector figurehead maintains. Shipowners and insurers must...
  • Maersk throws down the gauntlet on emissions
    Maersk's commitment to carbon neutrality by 2050 deserves applause and adds pressure to the industry and regulators to keep up
  • DP World gains EU clearance for Unifeeder acquisition
    DP World reached an agreement with the Nordic Capital Fund in August to take 100% ownership of unifeeder
  • Alternative to Lloyd's Open Form outlined
    The rapid decline in the use of Lloyd's Open Form - which some regard as too expensive, especially for simple...
  • Transpacific trade truce could prompt new year frontloading
    Inventory carrying costs are mounting, says NYSHEX's Kim Cockrell, and origin factories may not be able to meet the demand...
  • Glencore targets rise in coal production
    Glencore is expecting coal production to reach about 145m tonnes in 2019 through to 2021 compared with about 132m tonnes...
  • DSME gets order for two LNG carriers from BW LNG
    South Korean builder announces deal with BW LNG in an exchange filing
  • Seattle's Terminal 18 sets throughput record
    The increased throughput is attributed to better labour relations and a host of new equipment
  • Golar LNG authorises $50m in buybacks
    The company expects higher rates and more work in the fourth quarter
  • CMA CGM selling direct to transpacific shippers
    Zvi Schreiber, chief executive and founder of Freightos, says booking on the platform 'is analogous to booking a flight or...
  • Lloyd's List Outlook 2019: Product tankers
    Nascent recovery in product tanker market will be put to the test in 2019
  • Daily Briefing
    Scrubber providers downplay impact of Singapore ban | Salvage must avoid clinging to the past with LOF | Top 10...
  • Top 10 in marine insurance 2018
    As part of our 2018 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, we look at the very best global...
  • Iran threatens to shut the Strait of Hormuz
    Iranian President has also pledged that the United States would not be able to prevent Iran from exporting its crude
  • Maersk seeks collaboration for zero-carbon goals
    Maersk chief operating officer Søren Toft explains why shipping must reduce carbon emissions to zero and how Maersk wants to move...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Tampa's new Asia service advances Florida effort to regain cargo
  • European acquisition expands project44's global vision
  • US ports question CBP's focus on facilities rather than staffing
  • CMA CGM joins instant quote effort via Freightos platform
  • 'Slow but steady' Asia air cargo gains ahead after US tariff rush
  • JNPT PSA terminal further boosts productivity
  • Maersk calls for aid to be carbon-neutral by 2050

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Nordic American Offshore inks year-long charter
    Nordic American Offshore has penned a one-year contract for one of its platform supply vehicles. Nordic American Offshore's future unclear after merger with Horizon called off The 4,200-dwt NAO Power (built 2013) will operate in the North Sea for an unnamed "first class" company at an undisclosed rate, the reeling Herbjorn Hansson-led company said Wednesday. Per the New York-traded company's th
  • Scrubbers part of Ridgebury Tankers' IMO 2020 plan
    Bob Burke digests IMO 2020 debate while Nikolas Tsakos takes a trip back in time.
  • Barcelona supports Mediterranean emission control area
    Environmental initiative aims to form European cooperation on lowering ship exhaust emissions in the region.
  • Opec cuts would take the icing not the cake, says Jeff Pribor
    International Seaways finance chief leads positive chorus of owners awaiting news from Vienna.
  • IOPC: Calming troubled waters
    The head of the international oil spill compensation organisation says the system has been a success over the past four decades
  • Oriental Energy takes another Qatar Shipping VLGC on charter
    China's Oriental Energy has chartered yet another VLGC from Qatar Shipping, which now has three of its four vessels locked into period deals. But the charterer is now paying a fraction of what it agreed to pay three years ago. Oriental Energy has agreed to pay $570,000 to $580,000 per month to take the 82,000-cbm Al Wukir (built 2008) for a year. Over the past three years, ExxonMobil has been pa
  • CMA CGM becomes first ocean carrier listed on Freightos
    French boxship giant CMA CGM has become the first ocean carrier listed on online freight marketplace Freightos. The owner said it has signed an "ambitious pilot agreement" whereby online bookings, guaranteed pricing and secured capacity on its China-US trade lanes are available on the platform, with further extension to additional lanes planned in the near future. CMA CGM sees third-quarter prof
  • CMES appoints president Xie as new chairman
    Chinese tanker giant has appointed president Xie Chunlin as new chairman after Su Xingang resigned.
  • LNG giants warn of owners digging an overcapacity hole
    Teekay, Awilco and GasLog executives say it's time to slow the speculative contracting.
  • Scottish STS tanker plan dropped
    Protesters hail decision by Cromarty Firth port.
  • Nanjing Tanker to order two MR tankers from GSI
    Chinese shipbuilder submits the best bid in Nanjing Tanker's open tender to add new shipping capacity.
  • Svitzer man takes CFO job at Maersk Supply Service
    Svitzer Australia CFO Karl Thorngren has taken the top finance job at sister company Maersk Supply Service. He joins the OSV owner from 29 April. "I look forward to joining a company which is engaged in diversifying its business and delivering solutions to the energy sector," he said. Thorngren has previously been head of M&A and projects at AP Moller-Maersk, as well as a member of the Esvagt b
  • EU clears DP World's Unifeeders takeover
    The European Commission has approved DP World's $695m takeover of Danish short-sea line Unifeeders. It concluded that the proposed deal would raise no competition concerns as it "would have a limited impact on the structure of the markets for the provision of container terminals services and of short-sea shipping services." Unifeeder brings in Astromare feeder The sale by private equity house N
  • Metrostar locks newbuilds into two-year charters
    Greek shipowner Metrostar Management has secured two-year employment deals for its two aframax tanker newbuildings that are coming out of Daehan Shipbuilding next year. European shipbrokers said the company has chartered the 114,000-dwt Prostar and Prosky (both built 2019) to trader Vitol for 24 months. The charterer is believed to be paying $20,000 per day for each ship, which is line with bro
  • Norway's Tank buys small unit from Turkey's Kaptanoglu
    Sea Tank Chartering-affiliated holding company Tank AS has purchased a product and chemical tanker from Turkish shipowner Kaptanoglu. The company reportedly purchased the Desan Shipyard-built 6,400-dwt Tana (built 2011) for $9m. Tank joint managing director Sigbjorn Tysse confirmed the purchase and said the company already had a similar ship. He said Tana "hopefully will be taken over before the
  • Samskip counters Brexit disruption
    Icelandic line ups sailings into Hull to avoid Channel.
  • Victor Restis barred from leaving Greece
    Greek owner sanctioned over transaction that involved state-owned property.
  • Solstad faces bondholder vote as it tries for debt freeze
    OSV giant aiming to improve liquidity with interest payment halt in tough offshore markets.
  • Vessel comes under attack off West Africa
    Crew and ship safe after another piracy incident.
  • Bulkers back in business after Ukraine 'blockade'
    Shipping has resumed into Ukrainian ports in the Sea of Azov following last week's incident involving Russian and Ukrainian vessels. Russia uses tanker to block Ukrainian ships Ukraine's infrastructure minister Volodymyr Omelyan told AP that merchant vessels are moving once again through the Kerch Strait, which was blocked by Russia using a tanker after it claimed Ukrainian vessels had illegally
  • Lloyd Fonds expands with deal for Lange Assets
    German shipping fund manager taking over rival with $397m of assets.
  • Scrubber association 'disappointed' by Singapore ban
    Association says decision opens up country to pollution from more LSFO.
  • DSF foresees the end of freight rates in digital shake-up
    Danish report says asset play will be reduced as vessels become small link in global supply chain.
  • Shell's Grahaeme Henderson: Aiming for a hat-trick
    Shell has taken a leading position on the IMO's incoming regulations to reduce sulphur emissions from ships. It has told the industry it will be prepared when the rules come into force on 1 January 2020. Shell Shipping & Maritime vice president Grahaeme Henderson stresses that every ship the company operates and charters will be compliant. He says Shell has vessels on spot charter that will come
  • BW LNG inks DSME deal for up to six LNG carriers
    Order boom continues as owner signs up to two firm vessels, with four options.
  • Maersk boldly targets zero carbon emissions by 2050
    Danish giant says there is a requirement for an acceleration in new innovations and adaption of new technology to meet goal.
  • Gold-hunters begin cutting into war-time wreck
    BGL's OSV finding it tough going due to reinforced hull of sunken vessel off Ireland.
  • Dardanelles partially closed for WWII sub salvage
    GAC agency says traffic will be one way while salvors attempt to lift vessel 65 years after it sank.
  • Fredriksen's Northern Drilling extends Cobalt Explorer option
    Oslo-listed company says unit at South Korea's DSME is attractive and "in the money".
  • Pan Ocean confirms up to five bulker newbuildings
    South Korean shipowner takes number of vessels on its orderbook to 18 with latest orders.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Maersk seeks to be carbon neutral by 2050
    Container carrier says "carbon neutral vessels must be commercially viable by 2030" to achieve its goal.
  • A.T. Kearney: U.S.-China trade war will intensify
    Consultants foresee increased economic links between Russia and China.
  • Nine WTO dispute panels now reviewing 232 duties
    The WTO Dispute Settlement Body on Tuesday agreed to form panels requested by India and Switzerland.
  • CMA CGM first ocean carrier listed on Freightos
    Pilot project will focus on selling transportation on services from China to the United States.
  • Task force delivers report to remedy U.S. Postal Service
  • J.B. Hunt adds all-electric vehicles to final-mile fleet
  • AIT Worldwide Logistics acquires ConneXion World Cargo

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Crude dips as market waits for OPEC meeting
    Crude pulled back from early-session highs to settle lower as the market digested mixed signals from OPEC leaders ahead of the group's meeting in Vienna this week.
  • Nigerian oil minister says may base OPEC cut decision on who recently raised output
    OPEC and its allies are wrestling with how to address a 1.4 million b/d supply surplus in the coming months
  • OPEC/non-OPEC JMMC recommends 6-month output cut from Sept or Oct levels: Oman
    The six-country OPEC/non-OPEC monitoring committee is recommending a six-month production cut
  • Trump tweets 'hopefully' OPEC will hold oil production stable, not cut output
    US President Donald Trump reiterated his call for global lower oil prices Wednesday
  • Saudi energy minister, US State Department official meet on Iran sanctions: source
    Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih met Wednesday in Vienna with a top US State Department official on Iran sanctions
  • Length returns to the Med HSFO market as arb east shuts
    Length has returned to the Mediterranean high sulfur fuel oil market after a tight couple of weeks in early Q4 as arbitrage opportunities to the East closed.
  • Scrubber industry body slams Singapore over open-loop ban
    Scrubber manufacturing industry body the Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems Association (EGCSA) has attacked Singapore's restrictions on open-loop versions of the systems as "disappointing" and "politically motivated."
  • Shipping company Maersk targets zero carbon emissions by 2050
    Maersk Line consumed around 10.3 million mt of bunker fuel in 2017, representing around 3.4% of global bunker demand.
  • UAE's ADNOC L&S inks deal with Inpex to develop LNG bunkering
    "Our goal, through this partnership, is to offer safe and efficient LNG fueling solutions to our customers," ADNOC L&S Chief Executive Abdulkareem Al Masabi said.
  • FUTURES: Crude lower on API data, awaits OPEC meet
    Analysts said that crude price action is likely to remain volatile ahead of the OPEC/non-OPEC meeting scheduled for December 6 and 7.
  • Scorpio Tanker scrubber purchase reflects growing trend ahead of IMO 2020
    Open-loop scrubber systems were a short-term fix at best and would likely be regulated, a source said.




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