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16 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:08 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Trade-reliant Singapore fears global collapse if trade war prolonged
  • CMA CGM: BAF for Indian subcontinent, Mideast-Red Sea/Asia trades
  • Congestion crisis in Britain has knock-on effect at north Europe ports
  • ExxonMobil vows to have enough low-sulphur fuel by January 1, 2020
  • Low sulphur rule at 3 Chinese ports to prop up freight rates in Asia
  • New Orleans port wins approval to deepen navigation channel to 50 feet
  • Gulftainer spends US$600 million to operate, develop Wilmington port
  • Canadian Pacific third quarter revenue up record 19pc to US$1.46 billion
  • Rotterdam tests autonomous navigation with floating lab, gathering data
  • The Alliance and Zim reshuffle calls to east coast Canadian port of Halifax
  • Expansion order of the day at Canada's thriving top four box ports
  • DHL fixed-wing drone flies medicine to Lake Victoria island in Tanzania
  • ATSG to buy US Omni Air for US$845 million, creating fleet of 90 aircraft
  • Budapest Airport starts construction on European gateway for air cargo
  • Davies Turner takes on 11 apprentices for trainee programme

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 7, 2018
  • All APL services to LIFT off on Oct. 15
  • Bahri highlights growing presence in US at Breakbulk Americas 2018
  • MANSA's 40th AGM & MANSA Star Awards held in Mumbai
  • NYK will forge ahead with digitalisation & green initiatives, says President while marking company's 133rd anniversary
  • Dr M. Beena assumes charge as Chairperson, Cochin Port Trust
  • Mundra Port creates new benchmark in vessel handling efficiency
  • Traffic flows between Antwerp port & Central, Eastern Europe on the rise
  • Visakhapatnam Port capacity up to 120 mt
  • Commerce Minister chairs inter-ministerial meeting to promote economic growth
  • Rising imports from China have taken heavy toll on MSMEs: Report
  • With a supportive ecosystem, trade target with Russia easily achievable: FIEO President
  • Greater trade integration will boost shared prosperity, says WTO-IMF-World Bank report

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • "Toru's getting cleverer"
  • Volvo hands over one millionth truck
  • Amware acquires Iron Mountain fulfilment unit
  • ALC welcomes Inland Rail PPP announcement
  • Latam Cargo goes "pharma passive" in London
  • Mukran catches Blue Water eye
  • Antonov snaps up "Charter Airlines of the Year" award
  • New service from Northern Ireland
  • Short line railroad starts hauling in Illinois
  • Bottle filling machine from "O" capital to Uganda
  • DP World Southampton enhances equipment
  • Corbel chosen as new Ceva CFO
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Double celebration for BLG
  • American Airlines opens doors of new Milan facility
  • Rotterdam to Hungary in 30 hours

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IHS Maritimeweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • Australia vies with Qatar for LNG world export title
  • Recovering VLCC spot rates exceed USD30,000/day
  • KOBC plans USD5.5 billion war chest for HMM
  • CSBC Corporation to reduce focus on shipbuilding
  • Japanese operating leases attract shipowners

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • Box carriers sail towards a tipping point of ocean freight rates and fuel
  • US Customs determined to tighten scrutiny of e-commerce imports
  • Market Insight: Damco FF - a people business, but does it have too many?
  • The conundrum for airlines: should we carry live animals for medical research?
  • Ukraine's postal service offers $3m air freight tender
  • How an Etihad-Emirates merger would impact air cargo
  • David Abney: the UPS boss who rose from the bottom rung
  • CMA CGM replaces Ceva CFO Peter Waller with deal-broker Serge Corbel

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • CMHI exercises SunStone design and equipment option with Ulstein
  • Shelf Drilling jack-ups find work in the Adriatic
  • HOS faces lawsuit following termination of shipbuilding contracts
  • Blount Boats busy with ferry projects

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • Grimaldi eyes next generation of multipurpose and ro-pax orders
    Italian owner continues to install scrubbers across the fleet but says calculations about fuel costs and availability are 'a huge...
  • The Interview: Wayne Talley
    Container throughput is a measure of a product and not a service, which is how ports should be judged by...
  • Blockchain could be a boon for bunker industry
    Blockchain middlemen claim their technology can bring efficiency gains and greater transparency to the bunker fuel industry
  • Exmar agrees leaseback deal for pressurised fleet
    Refinancing will generate about $60m
  • Belships and Kontrari subsidiaries to merge
    Norwegian dry bulk companies will form a 16-vessel fleet comprising utlramax and supramax ships backed by commercial and technical management...
  • US LNG export capacity in line for rapid growth
    Competitiveness in Asian markets and bottlenecks at the Panama Canal are possible worries for US LNG, but both issues seem...
  • Court of Appeal dismisses Evergreen case
    Parties involved in 2015 incident are now considering any further legal moves after two vessels were left with hefty repair...
  • Daily Briefing
    Slow steaming is 'most realistic' emissions curb, says Prokopiou | Industry leaders commit to IMO's greenhouse gas vision | More...
  • Is the dry bulk sector upturn close to its peak?
    MSI remains positive for the short-term outlook for capesize rates and projects time charter rates to be above $20,000 a day...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • US transportation hiring binge underscores economic confidence
  • NY-NJ's seaport head choice key decision in global cargo battle
  • Trans-Pac carriers show capacity discipline amid lull
  • CSX to eliminate about 300 more intermodal lanes in 2019
  • PSA International JNPT terminal boosts volume, productivity

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • Okeanis chief operating officer buys 2,000 shares
    Aristidis Alafouz now holds 10,800 common units of the Greek tanker owner.
  • Chinese soybean tariff creates 'new and unusual trades'
    Braemar ACM surveys shifting landscape initiated by Chinese import charge.
  • Cruiseship booked to house gas workers
    Grand Celebration cancels cruises to help restore service in Massachusetts.
  • Star Bulk panamax brace fixed in firming market
    Short period contracts come as spot rates continue to push multi-year highs.
  • SunStone declares first of nine Ulstein options
    US owner inks design deal for second in series of expeditions cruise vessels.
  • Cruiseship to be used to house homeless?
    Memory Works founder wants to buy vessel as hostel in US.
  • Grimaldi plots $1.15bn worth of ropax and MPP orders
    Projects for 10 multipurpose and ro-pax vessels as Italian owner strives to enhance its eco-credentials.
  • Brazilian weakness weighs on capesize rates
    Capesize earnings have failed to break the $20,000-per-day mark this week, weighed down by high bunker prices and lower-than-expected Brazilian iron ore exports. The market had risen for 11 consecutive sessions to reach $19,319 per day on 3 October, then a one-month high. However, the weighted time charter average on the Baltic Exchange dropped 6.7% to close at $18,026 per day on Friday. Tsant
  • Lighthouse brings three profitable firms to Belships merger
    Financial details show consistent profit for private companies on one side of transaction.
  • INSA chief bemoans home hindrance for Indian owners
    Anil Devli says companies thriving abroard, but hampered by tax levies in India.
  • Clarksons: noticeable upturn in OSV S&P
    Distressed sales driving market as owners face another tough winter, broker says.
  • Capital Product Partners suezmax tipped for sale
    Greek shipowner said to have found a trading buyer for crude tanker veteran.
  • Romanian yard brings in 130 Vietnamese workers
    Vard Braila taps Asian expertise to fill vacancies.
  • HMM order 'manna from heaven' for Korean shipbuilders
    Three yards have shared contract from compatriot shipowner at time rest of the market is quiet, broker says.
  • Drewry container rate index drops 3%
    Levels expected to soften further next week on major east-west routes.
  • South Korea's trade with Iran drops 20%
    US sanctions hit crude imports, with bigger reduction still to come.
  • Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen sees 'huge opportunity' for Avenir LNG
    Shipowner confirms order for up to four 20,000-cbm ships is close as new vehicle takes shape.
  • Micky Arison gives $5m to disaster relief
    Carnival Corp chairman and his wife helping storm victims in US, Philippines and Indonesia.
  • Solstad CSV to carry out mining tests
    Norwegian owner sending ship to San Diego to trial a prototype ROV.
  • K Line takes it ship by ship on IMO 2020
    CEO Eizo Murakami says LSFO, scrubbers and LNG all on the compliance menu.
  • Chittagong looks to improve navigational safety
    Bangladeshi port issues new directive aimed at cutting down high casualty rate.
  • Costa looks to boost Southeast Asian market share
    Initiative expected to bring in over 100,000 cruise visitors to Singapore over next three years.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • Commentary: ICE hot on export enforcement
  • Federal Maritime Commission raising some user fees
  • Turnover at large truckload fleets highest since 2015
  • Executive Moves: CEVA Logistics and Damen Shipyards
  • project44 enhances truckload tracking capabilities
  • RK Logistics teams up with Mode Transportation
  • Orca Ace makes first visit to Jacksonville
  • Gulftainer subsidiary begins operating in Wilmington
  • Grays Harbor commissioner dies after fall in Chile

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2018
  • Producer/merchants cut net short as crude rally continues: CFTC
    Crude producers appear to be hedging less, as the group's net short position and total holdings in NYMEX crude futures continues to thin.
  • US wants OPEC spare capacity output, but path forward is complicated
    The two sides do not agree on the definition of the term, let alone how much spare capacity OPEC even has available.
  • Oil complex mixed after higher OPEC production eases supply concerns
    Crude futures gave back early session gains to settle mixed after reports of higher OPEC production eased market concerns of a potential supply crunch in November.
  • Rotterdam HSFO hits 4-year high, teases $500/mt
    The flat price of Rotterdam fuel oil has spiked to a near four-year high as ICE Brent crude continues to climb.
  • SK Innovation readies for IMO 2020 with desulfurization unit
    SK Innovation, one of South Korea's four refiners, is building a Vacuum Residue Desulfurization unit at its 840,000 b/d Ulsan refinery to reduce the sulfur content of high sulfur fuel oil.
  • Kuwait's KPC seen on track to supply 0.5% sulfur bunker in Q4 2019
    Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, or KPC, is expected to be ready to supply bunker fuel oil with a maximum sulfur content of 0.5% in the fourth quarter of 2019, sources close to the matter said this week.
  • Spread between 0.5% and 3.5% sulfur bunkers around $300/mt in 2020: consultant
    The spread between the price of bunker fuel with maximum 0.5% sulfur and 3.5% sulfur will be around $300/mt in 2020, Marine and Energy Consulting Limited's managing director Robin Meech said this week at the Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition.
  • Shell delivers first ship-to-ship LNG bunkering to Sovcomflot
    The operation marks fueling of the world's first LNG-powered Aframax tanker and first STS LNG bunkering at the Port of Rotterdam.
  • Singapore's Global Energy International gearing up for IMO 2020 rule, says Group MD
    Once tanks are segregated, it is difficult to undo as it requires significant time and money, Loh said.
  • Platts to replace Middle East Marker LNG comparative fuel differential
    The new symbol code will be LMENF00, while the monthly average for the differential will be LMENF03
  • Fujairah ex-wharf bunker premiums slide as stocks increase
    "Cargo supply is no longer as tight as compared with the first half of September," a Fujairah bunker trader said.
  • INTERVIEW: LNG bunkering uptake to rise despite clarity over 0.5%-S fuels- BSM
    "For Schulte's owned existing fleet, we are not looking at scrubber technology," Campbell said.




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