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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2018
  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore joins SEALNG to boost LNG use
  • APL: Massive global bunkering infrastructure needed to make LNG viable
  • Drewry: Trade not as good as first thought and now in steep decline
  • Difficult times ahead for container carriers, says BlueWater Reporting
  • Seaspan now into energy, buys 'beleaguered' Swiber for US$20 million
  • Buenos Aires needs more capacity, but OECD critical of state's approach
  • SSA Containers boss DeNike, who loves 'waterfront life', wins Connie
  • Senate Democrats: USMCA ratification hinges on deal's social teeth
  • Kenya's ports handled 30,495 TEU in the week ending September 19
  • Ballast Water Management Conference in Rotterdam on November 7-8
  • Air Partner moves airport gear aboard Antonov An-26 to war-torn Libya
  • Boeing invests more on freighters as e-commerce demands rise worldwide
  • Ontario International Airport cargo up 17pc, passengers up 18pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • COSCO Shipping Ports reports high volumes in Aug.
  • Emergency Port Congestion Surcharge at Lagos, Nigeria
  • Green Corridor JIP delivers innovative bulk carrier designs for a low emissions future
  • Milaha achieves five-star grading in British Safety Council's Occupational Health & Safety Audit
  • New mega investment in port of Antwerp
  • Parekh Group organises successful blood donation camp in Mumbai
  • South Korea's SK Shipping likely to be sold: Reports
  • JNPT concludes Swachh Bharat Pakhawada with great support
  • InterRail opens new branch office in New Delhi
  • Maharashtra seen as a potential logistics hub of the country
  • Russian investment in India to be fast tracked
  • Pune to host first-ever shipping & logistics conference on Oct. 13

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2018
  • New branch on CDG airport
  • India and Russia to develop freight terminals
  • The global benefits of aviation
  • TBS Logistics increases warehouse space
  • Shuttle connects Maasvlakte II and Venlo
  • Hainan Airlines selects ECS Group in Zurich
  • C.H. Robinson names new director
  • Turkish Cargo carries horde of predators
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • China traffic continues to surge
  • Stepping up infrastructure for up to 500 t
  • HHLA, MAN and VW test autonomous trucks
  • Helpline to reduce seafarer suicides
  • Interrail opens branch office in New Delhi
  • FPSO secured by GAC South Africa
  • "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
  • 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 8, 2018
  • Hapag-Lloyd adopts new fuel recovery pricing
  • France and Italy tackle Mediterranean oil slick
  • SK Group cedes controlling stake in SK Shipping to Hahn & Co
  • Insurers creating unmanned vessel products says IUA
  • Belships agrees Lighthouse merger in further dry bulk consolidation
  • ECSA and SEA Europe call out South Korea over "unfair" trade practices
  • Grimaldi: IMO 2020 akin to being sent to the betting shop
  • HMM lays out roadmap for success
  • BoComm Leasing signs for additional Kamsarmaxes at Chengxi
  • Stolt-Nielsen Gas exercises options for LNG carriers at Keppel
  • Nissen Kaiun buys two Maersk box ships in leaseback deal
  • Polaris, SK Shipping, and Korea Line get loans for newbuildings

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Hapag-Lloyd attempts to avoid a 'messy' IMO 2020, unveiling its 'fairer' MRF
  • Silk Way fights back against claims of 'secret illegal flights carrying weapons'
  • Ports need to think outside the box to make their terminals more cost-effective
  • New moves to identify global markets for faked goods being sold online
  • Jota Cargo on the runway for a revival, with BAe 146-300s to 'bridge the gap'
  • The right strategic relationships are key to optimising successful supply chains
  • Digitisation and autonomous driving to halve logistics costs by 2030
  • Virgin Atlantic Cargo appoints new head of digital and distribution

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Wärtsilä to equip U.K.'s largest marine simulation training center
  • How Hapag-Lloyd will handle $1 billion in added low sulfur fuel costs
  • Spurned, BW LPG sends Dorian LPG "Dear John" letter
  • Silversea Cruises to build three new cruise ships at European shipyards

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Hurricane heads for Florida's west coast
    Rough surf, gusty winds and heavy rain expected along the US Gulf coast from Tuesday
  • Older, smaller chemical tankers face premature scrap
    The impending arrival of the global sulphur cap in 2020 could force the hand of some shipowners to scrap vessels...
  • Congestion in Lagos adding costs and delays
    The French line is implementing an emergency congestion surcharge on Lagos import cargo of $400 per 20 ft dry and...
  • North hires McLoughlin from Marsh
    New man set to work across mutual's regional teams in first instance, while Eccleston switches to Greece and Hustler heads...
  • Global box growth comes to a standstill
    Despite August's disappointing numbers, year-to-date volume growth on the world's container trades still stood at 3.5% come the end of...
  • BW LPG withdraws offer for Dorian
    Update: Dorian LPG responds to BW LPG saying it had "extensively engaged" with the company but that its proposal did...
  • Navios tanker duo merger gets green light
    Navios Midstream unit holders to take Navios Acquisition stock at a 9.2% premium based on last week's prices, say companies
  • Rising fuel costs set to push up container freight rates
    Shippers are warned that freight rates could increase by 13%-20% in 2019 as carriers seek to recoup bunker fuel costs
  • Who are the leading global maritime influencers?
    The Lloyd's List Top 100 most influential people in shipping is the world's first and only independent annual ranking of...
  • Putting people first in a digital world
    The key to shipmanagement is not size, it's service
  • ICTSI granted approval for Manila expansion
    ICTSI has purchased 16 rubber-tyred gantry cranes and two ship-to-shore cranes to support its Manila expansion project
  • Hapag-Lloyd spells out low-sulphur charging mechanism
    German line will also conduct small-scale trials of LNG and scrubbers as it seeks to meet IMO 2020 sulphur limits
  • Hunter Maritime plans merger with NCF Wealth
    Hunter Maritime Acquisition will buy almost $150m worth of equity in its own company to ensure the merger, expected to...
  • Vessel collision leads to fuel spill in Mediterranean
    There have been no reported injuries or deaths from the collision of a 5,018 teu containership and 5, 250 dwt...
  • Daily Briefing
    Grimaldi eyes next generation of ship orders | Blockchain could be a boon for bunker industry | Court of Appeal...
  • Keppel obtains two additional LNG carrier orders from Stolt-Nielsen Gas
    The two LNG carriers will each have a capacity of 7,500cbm and will be equipped with engines that can run...
  • International Maritime Bureau founder Eric Ellen dies at 88
    Eric Ellen recognised the need for a co-ordinated global effort in order to tackle crimes against shipping

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • ILA raises automation concerns anew with conference boycott
  • Transplace acquisition of Yusen extends its US intermodal reach
  • Q&A: Collaboration, consensus key to supply chain transformation
  • Transshipment at Indian ports accelerates
  • APL expands guaranteed trans-Pac services amid peak season
  • Analysis: Deficit rating is a 'habit' US LTL carriers should break

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Pyxis Tankers given Nasdaq notice
    New York exchange tells Greek tanker owner to get its shares up to $1.
  • Hahn & Co confirms SK Shipping takeover
    Private equity firm has secured a majority stake in major South Korean shipowner.
  • Strong market 'rebooting' Golar LNG carrier spin-off
    Plans for separate listing moving back into view as market fizzes, Wells Fargo believes.
  • Yemen claims Houthis detain 10 ships
    Tankers and cargo vessels among those held by rebels in Hodeidah, Saudi TV reports.
  • Evergreen says CMA CGM takeover talk just "rumours"
    Taiwanese line denies report of impending deal with French rival.
  • Ernst Russ expands property fund interests
    German shipowner takes over Engel & Volkers Capital funds.
  • Hapag-Lloyd reveals its 2020 fuel recovery hand
    German line explains formula for recouping $1bn of low-sulphur costs.
  • Resolve Marine wins tender for Raysut II wreck removal
    US salvage company is preferred bidder to retrieve bulker grounded off Oman
  • Frangou merging VLCC vehicle into Navios Acquisition
    Greek group calling time on tanker MLP four years after spin-off.
  • Global Maritime lands $9.5m Equinor contract
    Contractor to use Island Offshore newbuilding for field operations until 2020.
  • BoCom FL's Chengxi order grows to 10 kamsarmaxes
    Chinese lessor said to have contracted quartet at state-owned yard several months ago
  • Silversea teams with Royal Caribbean for new orders
    US owners see first fruits of buy-out with contracts for three cruiseships.
  • Collision sinks Chinese cargo vessel
    All 11 crew rescued after incident involving trawler off Zhoushan.
  • Shipping industry donates more than $500,000 to Mercy Ships Cargo Day
    Charterers, brokers, traders and owners have turned the spotlight on the caring side of shipping by raising more than $500,000 so far for this year's Mercy Ships Cargo Day. That total is set to rise over the next few weeks as more companies get involved and the amount of money from contributed brokerage commissions becomes clear. The money raised to help fund the world's largest civilian hospita
  • Tug of war as Harley Marine and Macquarie trade lawsuits
    Seattle tug and barge owner swaps accusations with giant bank in court battle over future of company
  • BW LPG drops $1.1bn pursuit of Dorian LPG
    Oslo-listed owner ends hostile takeover attempt which would have combined the world's two largest VLGC owners.
  • IMO 2020 to speed chemical tanker scrapping
    Eastport report says up to six years could be knocked off trading life after sulphur cap comes in.
  • Iranian switch powers surge in VLCC rates
    Navios ship latest to catch the upward curve as VLCC market "turns on a dime".
  • Dof PSV veteran wins more time in Brazil
    Ship built in 1983 will work for Petrobras until at least next June.
  • PIL and IBM team up on blockchain
    Singapore owner trials solution for electronic bills of lading.
  • Navigator eyes bonds to fund ethylene JV
    US-listed LPGC owner looks to Oslo for export terminal funds.
  • Four dead in ship-cleaning accident
    Oman authorities say Asian workers unable to be saved.
  • Tintrade fixes Palmali tanker for two years
    European trader emerges as charterer behind arrested ship's release in Denmark.
  • Greek owners busy amid global slip in S&P activity this year
    Clarksons says 2018 has seen an overall drop in capacity changing hands from the record set in 2017.
  • Transpetrol and Petredec take VLGC cover in rising market
    Time charters come as owners note positive momentum in the sector.
  • Sveaas' Viking Supply fined for late report
    Swedish OSV owner missed deadline for results while it was restructuring.
  • Fuel leak under control after boxship hit by ro-pax
    No injuries reported following collision that opened hull of CSL Virginia 30km off Corsica.
  • Iran reveals it is building aframax trio
    Order is part of state plan to construct 100 vessels at state-owned yards.
  • US may grant waivers on Iran crude sanctions
    India has nothing to gain and a lot to lose from implementing US actions against Iran, says Banchero Costa.
  • Serge Corbel switches from APL to CEVA Logistics
    CMA CGM veteran to take the financial reigns at firm French liner giant bought into earlier this year.
  • Keppel confirms two more LNG carriers for Stolt-Nielsen Gas
    However, Singapore yard group confirms that earlier option was allowed to lapse.
  • Cosco Shipping Holdings downgraded over trade fears
    Hong Kong-listed liner giant to suffer double whammy of tariffs and high bunker prices, says analyst.
  • Hunter Maritime plots merger with Chinese fintech company
    Saverys family-backed Hunter Maritime Acquisition announces proposed deal with NCF Wealth Holdings in a $2bn all-stock transaction.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Transplace acquires Yusen Logistics' intermodal and freight brokerage
  • Hapag-Lloyd outlines new bunker surcharge formula
  • Commentary: Don't use drayage carriers on labor website
  • JPMorgan Chase fined for sanctions violations
  • Number of U.S. exporters down in 2017
  • ITC investigating U.S. manufacturing competitiveness
  • Executive Moves: Nautilus International, Virgin Atlantic

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2018
  • Fire reported at Canada's Saint John refinery; owner confirms 'major incident'
    Irving Oil reported a "major incident" at its 300,000 b/d Saint John, New Brunswick, refinery Monday, following reports of a fire and explosion.
  • ExxonMobil, BP evacuate crews from Gulf of Mexico platforms in advance of Hurricane Michael
    BP and ExxonMobil are evacuating personnel from key Gulf of Mexico producing platforms that may be at risk due to Hurricane Michael, the companies said Monday.
  • Product futures rally short-lived as market weighs impact of refinery explosion
    An explosion at Irving Oil's Saint John refinery in New Brunswick failed to buoy markets, and last week's price correction extended into midmorning trading on Monday.
  • Iran's oil minister reiterates Saudi Arabia will not be able to fill looming oil supply gap
    Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh on Monday dismissed claims by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that Saudi Arabia was prepared to make up for any oil market shortfall caused by US sanctions on geopolitical rival Iran.
  • French industrial action Tue likely to affect ports: sources
  • REFINERY NEWS: Russia Omsk starts installing coker upgrade equipment
  • Asian middle distillates gaining strength in October as fundamentals firm
    In the paper market, the backwardation in the front month November/December timespread narrowed over the week.
  • More needs to be done for long term LNG bunkering: SIBCON
    Price uncertainty also remains another concern to LNG bunkering adoption.
  • Malaysia's Hengyuan Refining Co. offers naphtha after almost one year
    The deal was done at a discount of around $15/mt to the Mean of Platts Japan naphtha assessments, on an FOB basis.




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