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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 11, 2018
  • German boxship knocks down crane at Keelung Port injuring port worker
  • Pacific International Lines enhances two Far East-Red Sea services
  • Wan Hai Lines to launch new China-India CI6 service
  • Shanghai's first LNG-powered waste containership sets sail
  • US imports through top retail ports spike 7pc in 2017 to 20.1 million TEU
  • US trade with Mexico, Canada rises 7.9pc in Oct to US$100.6b
  • CBP delays enforcement of in-bond regulatory changes until July 2 2018
  • NAVTOR releases NavStation 4.0 to boosts vessel passage planning
  • Mombasa-Nairobi standard gauge freight service starts with 104 boxes
  • Fedex opens new facility at Shanghai Pudong airport for healthcare industry
  • Delivery of B757 converted freighter lifts SF Airlines' fleet to 41 aircraft
  • Digitalisation, new technologies, data sharing platforms are changing air cargo sector

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Bahri Dry Bulk secures financing to purchase four new bulk carriers
  • COSCO Shipping, Wan Hai Lines launching China-India service
  • Maersk Line's new ME7 service to North Europe
  • Threat to block Red Sea shipping lane
  • Air cargo projected to get further impetus in 2018
  • Gujarat tops in logistics ease
  • FDI policy further liberalised in key sectors
  • World Bank projects over 7 pc growth rate for India in 2018-19
  • Chapter 2 - General provisions on imports & exports

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 11, 2018
  • VPI turns spotlight on digitalisation
  • Neska settles in port of Dusseldorf
  • Growth on the books for 2018
  • USD 1 billion in global investment, says DP World
  • Another year of expansion for Emirates Skycargo
  • Online logistics services promoted by Go and AMTC
  • UK firm and family set up JV partnership
  • Russian freight car builder certified
  • Change of CEO at Hector Rail
  • Ethiopian complements freighter fleet with B737
  • Vessel purchase for Motril-Tanger Med line
  • French ports to launch shuttle to Switzerland
  • Ekol opening up in Sweden
  • New head of Damco Distribution Services
  • Significant growth for Haropa in 2017
  • Fedex Express opens new Shanghai hub

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Big ordering Cosco delays vessel deliveries by a year
  • Attacks on vessels at 22-year low, but piracy hotspots remain
  • Ship crash at Keelung port damages crane and containers
  • Japanese shipyards losing bulker, chemical tanker dominance to China
  • Updated: Over 4,000 tonnes of gasoil misappropriated in Shell fuel theft
  • China should intensify search for Sanchi crew, says Iranian official
  • Pakistani scrap yards up prices amid bulk carrier shortage

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Carriers start to defer ULCV deliveries in the face of overcapacity and softer demand
  • Southampton hits back at haulier claims of container logjams at the port
  • To fly again, Centurion Air Cargo must provide 'evidence of fitness to operate'
  • Europe's rail sector must grow up and enter the real world of hi-tech business
  • November another month of robust growth in air freight
  • Stifel's top 10 'game-changers' in logistics and transport in 2018
  • Chinese couriers delivered 110 million parcels every day of 2017

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Membrane fuel tanks may make LNG viable for more ships
  • Maritime Luncheon speaker to address sexual harassment in the maritime industry
  • Cement carrier goes back to work with added silo capacity
  • C-Innovation forms turnkey subsea projects group
  • Explosion delays efforts to fight Iranian tanker fire
  • Sophisticated seismic vessel adds to Gibdock's offshore references
  • Alabama pilots take delivery of Gladding-Hearn launch

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Tsakos inks $65.2m double sale and leseback deal
    Tanker operator uses sale of Eurochampion 2004 and Euronike to repay debts and book $16m in cash
  • Six tips for entering the Americas Awards
    Been asked to throw together an awards entry by the boss? Don't freak out. Our handy guide to submissions is...
  • Secondhand bulker values expected to rise into 2019
    Handysize vessels will see the biggest gain in values by this time next year and capesize the lowest, according to...
  • EU must recognise UK tickets after Brexit, British shipping bodies urge
    Chamber of Shipping and Nautilus seek assurances on standing of seafarer qualifications
  • Emerging VLGC newbuilding demand defies spot weakness
    Up to six very large gas carriers have been ordered since end-December as prices hover around 15-year low
  • Daily Briefing
    National Iranian Tanker Company has downplayed the possibility that the tanker listing off the coast of Shanghai following a fire...
  • Blast on stricken tanker Sanchi forces rescuers to retreat
    Efforts to put out fire have failed to achieve desired effect, say Chinese authorities
  • Cosco delays newbuildings on overcapacity fears
    Deferrals of 10 vessels come as a record number of newbuilding deliveries is expected in January
  • Cosco thinks big in alternative ship finance
    Analyst warns that the shipping conglomerate is likely to face some strong headwinds
  • Global piracy at lowest levels since 1995, says IMB
    A total of 180 incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships were reported in 2017, compared with 188 in...
  • Korea's shipbuilding sector faces gloomy job prospects
    Analysts believe as many as 5,000 jobs will be at risk in the country's shipbuilding industry in 2018
  • Cosco Shipping launches $150m shipping fund
    Shipping conglomerate picks China's largest distressed-asset manager as its partner for investment venture
  • Police arrest 17 in Singapore refinery oil theft probe
    Shell Singapore said eight persons charged are either current or former employees at its Shell Eastern Petroleum unit
  • GasLog Partners looks to raise up to $97m from unit offering
    Funds to be used to finance future acquisitions, pay off debt and as working capital.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • US truck safety board ramps up tests, not rulemaking, in 2018
  • NJ lawmakers back bill defanging Waterfront Commission
  • Montreal port taps predictive analysis to boost fluidity
  • US spot truck rates soar on 2018's frigid start
  • Cosco defers mega-ships as excess capacity builds
  • Turkey's canal plan caps freight infrastructure expansion
  • JNPT aids barge operation to reduce truck congestion

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Ex-USGC rates among best across tankers
    Smaller tankers are catching up with rates seen for larger vessels, while US-Asia transits favour VLCCs.
  • Cebo Marine cement carrier's capacity grows fivefold
    Romanian-built vessel is fitted with eight additional cement silos and other upgrades.
  • Good times loom as LNG shipping can see light at end of the tunnel
    The sector is expected to experience significant charter rate rises as a variety of factors fuel a healthy global outlook for 2018, writes Poten & Partners chairman emeritus Michael Tusiani
  • Itopf allays fears on Sanchi oil spill
    Marine ship pollution advisory says particular cargo quickly dispels, but bunker fuel remains a concern.
  • American Maritime Partnership elects new president
    Matt Woodruff assumes leadership role from Thomas Allegretti.
  • Tsakos in sale-leaseback on two suezmaxes
    Vessels had been previously identified as potential sales candidates under tanker owner's fleet renewal plan.
  • Pacific Radiance sets second bondholders meeting
    Singapore offshore vessel operator plans to give another update to investors on restructuring efforts.
  • Record boxship deliveries lead carriers to defer newbuildings
    COSCO Shipping and Yang Ming Line among lines adjusting delivery dates.
  • Sveaas builds stake to 79% in Viking Supply
    Share issues completed as refinancing owner lines up reverse stock split.
  • Concordia Maritime in fixing flurry to play rising market
    Four in and one out at Kim Ullman-led company continues to position for rising rates.
  • Ship orders rise 15% from 2016 nadir
    Clarksons figures show owners signing more contracts as some markets improve.
  • Diana Shipping downgraded as further losses await
    Pareto Securities suggests Greek owner will not return to profit until 2019.
  • Greek owners lock in time charter cover for bulkers
    Ships owned by Angelicoussis and Frangou secure new charters, brokers say.
  • Saudi approves new sea route for Indian pilgrims
    Delhi government close to re-starting ferry run to Mecca.
  • Allianz: Asia is worst accident blackspot
    Insurer says Sanchi fire emphasises how region has suffered most ship losses from 2016 on.
  • AGR Petroleum fixes PSV duo
    Eidesvik and SD vessels booked for UK well work over 85 days.
  • Gibson watching VLCC orderbook in finely balanced market
    Richard Matthews says 2018 orders really matter after active tanker contracting last year.
  • Ifchor ramps up sale and purchase business
    Swiss dry cargo giant is set to ramp up its S&P activities with an accent on Greece and China, and in chartering has also added a first Middle East office.
  • Cosco and Cinda team up for new $154m fund
    Chinese companies join forces to further vessel finance ambitions.
  • Bahri Dry banks loan for newbuilding series
    Shipowner says $96m facility will cover 80% of the vessels' purchase price.
  • Asian congestion 'a short-term problem'
    Ince & Co global ports head Ton van den Bosch believes gas imports will ease bulker bottleneck.
  • Bunker volumes jump at Energy Petrol
    Turkish tanker owner supplied 2,350 vessels last year.
  • New Greek tug alliance formed
    Spanopoulos and Vernicos Aegean fleets join forces
  • Ferry damaged by replica Noah's Ark
    Biblical mock-up breaks free of moorings in stormy Dutch port.
  • Houthis threaten to close Red Sea lane
    Yemen militia wants Saudi-led coalition troops to cease attack on Hodeidah.
  • Sanchi suffers blast on board
    Explosion hits part of stricken NITC tanker off China.
  • Wan Hai Lines looks to boost China-India links
    Taiwanese feeder operator says joint service with Cosco will deploy five 4,250-teu ships.
  • Global incidents of piracy hit 22-year low
    But IMB says persistent danger remains in Gulf of Guinea, while Southeast Asian results were mixed.
  • Tanker used to steal fuel from Shell Bukom
    Vietnamese-owned vessel said to have been used to steal gasoil over 10-week period.
  • TT-Line heads to FSG for Aussie ro-pax newbuilds
    Operator of ferry between Australia and Tasmania heads to Germany for replacement tonnage.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • AAPA chairman-elect testifies before Senate committee regarding infrastructure maintenance needs
    The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) Chairman-Elect William Friedman provided examples of waterside infrastructure needs, an...
  • Report: Ultra-large containership newbuilds hit record in January
    The boxship sector is seeing record deliveries of ultra-large containership (ULCs) newbuilds in 2018, with 10 joining the fleet in January ...
  • Diesel Technology Forum: Clean diesel has a broad impact on state economies
    The Diesel Technology Forum unveiled Tuesday what it says is a first-of-a-kind analysis of the broad impact of clean diesel on state econom...
  • Wan Hai, COSCO to launch Asia-India loop
    Wan Hai Lines and COSCO are launching a China - India service later this month. Wan Hai said Tuesday that its new "CI6" service will help ...
  • Commerce sets duties on groundwood paper from Canada
    The Commerce Department has set preliminary countervailing duties on imports of uncoated groundwood paper from Canada, which is commonly us...
  • Commerce sets duties for South African, Ukraine steel wire rod

    The Commerce Department has set antidumping duty rates on carbon and alloy steel wire rod imports from South Afican and the Ukraine. In it...
  • Commentary: North Korea trade sanctions affect social compliance
    Social responsibility team, meet trade compliance team. Not that the two teams haven't talked in the past, but generally social compliance a...
  • DB Cargo to utilize digitalization solutions for safety, operational improvements
    A European rail freight conference last month highlighted the disparity between European transport funding and market and capacity share in...
  • Nippon Express to offer faster cargo transport via Belt and Road
    Japanese logistics company Nippon Express plans to offer speedy, low-cost cargo transportation between Japan and Europe on trans-Eurasia tr...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 10, 2018
  • Russia cuts Dec crude output by 300,740 b/d from Oct 2016: energy ministry
    Russia's December crude output was in line with the country's obligations under the OPEC/non-OPEC deal, down 300,740 b/d from October 2016 levels, which are used as a baseline for the agreement, Russia's energy minister Alexander Novak said Wednesday.
  • SOMO says Iraqi Dec oil output marginally higher at 4.362 mil b/d

    December oil production in Iraq averaged 4.362 million b/d, a marginal rise of only 2,000 b/d from the previous month, according to the latest estimates from Iraq's State Oil Marketing Organization released Wednesday.
  • Florida removed from offshore plan, path of future sales in doubt
    Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced late Tuesday that he was keeping oil and gas drilling rigs out of federal waters off the Florida Coast.
  • Oil market waits for Trump decision on Iran sanctions waiver
    US President Donald Trump is again keeping oil markets guessing about his Iran policy on the eve of a key deadline, but many Washington policy experts do not expect him to reimpose sanctions and abandon the nuclear deal just yet.
  • Crude futures push slightly higher as stock draws continue
    US crude stocks fell for the eighth straight week, Energy Information Administration data released Wednesday showed, but concurrent builds in product stocks kept a lid on oil futures.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Wartsila, Teekay develop new shuttle tanker concept to trim emissions, bunker costs
    The new vessels will include Wartsila Hybrid system, which uses batteries for fuel savings, peak load shaving and added overall system redundancy.
  • FUTURES: Crude highest since December 2014 on API data
    The American Petroleum Institute reported a sharp drawdown of 11.19 million barrels in US crude stocks during the week ended January 5.

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