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24 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 05:12 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 11, 2018
  • Maersk pays US$260m for 6 used box ships, some previously owned by Hanjin
  • Toisa sells off commerical fleet of 26 vessels
  • ONE takes delivery of its first newbuild and appoints 5 senior executives
  • US President eases fears of trade war, saying China will ease trade barriers
  • US port throughput growth could be derailed by China tariffs and trade row
  • India's JNPT handles 4.83m TEU in FY2017-18, up 7.4pc
  • HK Maritime and Port Board names new and re-appointed members
  • Port of Richmond holds international trade meet May 9
  • ABC launches freighter services at cargo-dedicated Rickenbacker airport
  • Cargo demand is off to a good start to the year with volume up 4.4pc in February
  • Airlines play pivotal role in global humanitarian relief efforts

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • Bahri adds yet another VLCC to fleet
  • Bhavani Foundation organises third annual blood donation camp
  • Cricket comes to the shipping industry with "AVA Premier League"
  • Maersk Line expands service scope on online platform
  • Ministry of Shipping makes use of e-invoice, e-payment & e-Delivery Order mandatory for all stakeholders in maritime trade
  • WinWin Maritime bags NVOCC of the Year award at Gujarat Junction Cargo & Logistics Awards 2018
  • APM Terminals Pipavav installs water ATMs in villages around port
  • Further roll out of e-Way Bill system on April 15
  • India likely to be impacted by potential trade war, says analysis
  • China initiates WTO dispute complaint against US tariffs on steel, aluminium products

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 11, 2018
  • Upswing in box traffic
  • Work starts on Rwanda/Uganda border road
  • Building work now underway in Stuttgart
  • Norway's rail network goes digital
  • Bigger tank farm for Rheingas
  • Strike adds Air Namibia to client list
  • From British Airways to Cushman & Wakefield
  • Eastern Europe important for Quehenberger
  • More exports via Groveport
  • RZD places large locomotive order
  • Chair swapping completed at Emons
  • Vanuatu's aviation not left behind
  • Cargo volumes surge at major hubs as trade wars threaten
  • Jaxport's public affairs in new hands
  • Londonmetric invests in warehouses
  • Sweden: new shuttle serves Gävle's box terminal
  • Spanish ports register good start to 2018

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IHS Maritimeweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • Forward Maritime signs LOI with Yangzijiang Shipbuilding for 20 LNG-fuelled bulkers
  • Norwegian shipowners predict higher 2018 profits
  • Fukuoka Shipbuilding acquires major stake in Usuki Shipyard
  • Insurer warns on ferry fire threat
  • No easy solutions to end IMO climate change negotiation impasse
  • HMM invites tenders for massive container ship order
  • Call for creation of Islamic marine insurance pool
  • West Africa leads global piracy surge
  • China LNG Shipping inks VLEC order for American Ethane Company's ethane shipping deal
  • How new Iran sanctions could affect tankers
  • Keppel builds Sinanju's first dual-fuel bunker tanker
  • Receivership again for STX O&S
  • Declining scrap prices reflect low demand in China
  • SM Line to sign pact with Busan maritime ecosystem

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The Loadstarweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • Swissport IPO deferred as CEVA steals its thunder
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine confirms it will place ULCV orders to triple fleet capacity to 1m teu
  • A focus on price, not value, causes freight rate portals and 'digital forwarders' to struggle
  • Q&A with CoLoadX: 'There is a 25-year tech gap between retailers and forwarders'
  • Rising van traffic creating new problems of air pollution and road congestion in UK cities
  • Seaspan names Ryan Courson as new CFO
  • Jerry Kane joins Freight Transport Association as commercial director
  • Amazon and UPS were feuding before Trump
  • Fire in the hold!

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • BOEM looks to open up offshore wind opportunities in New York Bight
  • Presolicitation out for new NOAA AGOR Variant ships
  • Vard wins order for stern trawler with integrated energy storage system
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo powers world's largest LNG fueled bulker
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine to order 20 new ships
  • ASV and BMT in autonomous navigation research project

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • EU adds pressure on governments to resist watering down climate targets
    MEPs are warning of unilateral action backed by the EU unless sufficient progress is made at this week's talks
  • Norwegian owners to get local export credit for domestic newbuilds
    Foreign shipowners can in principle avail themselves of the cash by setting up a Norwegian limited company
  • CLNG signs LoI for VLEC project
    China Merchants-Cosco venture plans to build at Hudong-Zhonghau Shipbuilding for AEC requirement
  • Copper trade growth to support small bulk carriers
    Increased exports from Peru and Chile to 2021 should create demand for handysize and supramax bulk carriers moving copper concentrates...
  • Forward Maritime in deal for up to 20 LNG-powered kamsarmaxes
    Jiangsu Yangzijiang yard chosen for 'game-changing' bulkers that promise to make LNG fuel a reality for tramp shipping
  • Restis group eyes further tanker orders
    Greek owner is considering further investments after taking delivery of a pair of suezmaxes from Hyundai Samho
  • Venezuela's crypto drive hampers tanker operations
    Ship agents are asked to settle in Petros voluntarily even as foreign ships can still pay in US dollars
  • Driving profitability through workplace diversity
    Lloyd's List talks to Integra Holdings executive director and Wista founder Gina Fyffe about her subtle approach to workplace cultural...
  • What does the future look like for women in maritime?
    In March, Lloyd's Maritime Academy hosted a webinar on Equal Shipping: Why are women still underrepresented in maritime? It discussed...
  • Anglo's Minas Rio iron ore outage weakens capesize market
    Halt at iron ore operation in Brazil for pipeline checks leaves some vessels sitting off South Africa, say sources
  • Singapore War Risk Mutual seeks rapid growth in expanding market
    National war pool to plug coverage gaps with proposed Singapore War Risks Insurance Conditions
  • Wall St Note | Scorpio Tankers, we have a problem
    Scorpio must refinance its $350m debt before it lifts the dark cloud over its stock price
  • HMM confirms orders for 20 containerships
    Twelve out of 20 newbuilds will be over 20,000 teu. The remaining eight will be 14,000 teu
  • Capital access best since 2015, Norwegian owners say
    There are still opportunities to raise money on the Oslo bond market, the Norwegian Shipowners' Association says
  • Surge in attacks around West Africa swells global piracy levels
    IMB sounds alarm over hijacking of product tankers from anchorages in the Gulf of Guinea
  • Risk of yuan depreciation ahead of potential tariffs, warns Fitch
    Proposed tariffs are likely to come into effect at the end of May or early June at the earliest
  • DP World warns off parties from talking to Djibouti on ports
    DP World has begun a new arbitration against the Djibouti government
  • Seaspan names Courson as chief financial officer after Spivak quits
    Abrupt departure of one of the remaining executives from Seaspan's previous regime means Sokol has consolidated his grip on company's...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • US steel tariffs add uncertainty to breakbulk market recovery
  • Analysis: US rail-owned fleet rebound reflects greater fluidity
  • Krishnapatnam Port emerges as South India hub
  • Seeking differentiation, carriers launch faster, guaranteed services
  • Mega-ships order gives HMM third-largest orderbook

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • Ocean Alliance starts 'Day Two' with 331 ships
    CMA CGM, CoscoCS, Evergreen and OOCL embark on 'Day Two Product' with fewer vessels than previously announced.
  • SAAM to invest $85m in infrastructure, fleet
    Macario Valdes-led company announces spending plan during annual shareholders' meeting.
  • Clarksons taps Spencer as company secretary
    Appointment comes after long-serving company secretary stepped down last December.
  • Sunstone set to ink expedition cruiseship contract
    Steel cut for first "Infinity" vessel and now contract for third set for signing.
  • Jiangsu to build LNG-fuelled kamsarmax bulkers
    Project Forward signs LOI at Chinese yard for up to 20 bulkers to run on LNG.
  • Diana fixes panamax as rates remain weak
    Rates on Panamaxes have been hit hard to start second quarter, but fixture may put floor in market.
  • Liodden spearheading OBR's shipping push
    Ex Nor-Shipping director to run ocean industries unit at Oslo region start-up backer.
  • BP takes Subsea 7 ship for up to $150m
    Seven Oceans chartered for subsea work off Shetland Islands.
  • Agritrade offloads veteran VLCC
    Hong Kong owner makes a book loss on disposal of storage tanker.
  • Scorpio Tankers finances 'highly sustainable'
    Deutsche Bank unconcerned about repayments on owner's $2.8bn debt.
  • Arne Fredly's VLCC debut takes shape in Oslo
    Investor's previously anticipated venture confirmed with $341m order for up to seven tankers.
  • Dof does it again with Nexen charter
    Norwegian owner places PSV with oil company for 18 months.
  • HMM confirms yard tenders for 20 containerships
    Korean owner moves quickly to seek offers for 12 vessels above 20,000 teu and eight of 14,000 teu as prices rise.
  • Fukuoka Shipbuilding buys out Usuki
    Japanese yard takeover creates chemical tanker giant.
  • Fredriksen continues aquaculture push
    SolstadFarstad and Marine Harvest order five more wellboats and service ships.
  • Subsea 7 inks Nigerian deal worth up to $300m
    Oslo-listed OSV owner sending ship to West Africa for Mobil contract.
  • Samudera slaps sales tags on three more
    Tankers up for grabs as owner continues exit from Indonesian market.
  • UPDATE: STX O&S files for receivership
    South Korean yard placed under court control for the second time in two years.
  • Noble sees increased support for restructuring plan
    But reports that say founder is pushing creditors for new deal that may cast doubt on its survival.
  • Kotug takes full control at Aussie towage arm
    Teekay to focus on its core regional ship management, crewing and consultancy businesses.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • Canada knocks U.S. lumber levies
    The World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body agreed Monday to establish two dispute panels at Canada's request to examine U.S...
  • CEVA confirms $1.36b IPO plan
    Global third-party provider CEVA Logistics has confirmed plans for an initial public offering on the SIX Swiss Exchange in an "all primary"...
  • Container shipping outlook 'decidedly mixed'
    The 2018 outlook for global container carriers is "decidedly mixed," says a report that was released today by AlixPartners. "Although the i...
  • Chinese president vows to cut auto tariffs, open investment regime
    Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday pledged more openness to foreign investment and lower auto tariffs while China launched a World Tra...
  • U.S. logistics job growth marches on
    U.S. transportation and logistics companies added another 9,800 jobs in March 2018, continuing the rapid growth seen in the previous two mo...
  • U.S. meat exports sizzle in February
    United States beef, pork and lamb exports in February all increased in volumes and value from 12 months prior, according to data provided b...
  • U.S., Grenada land open skies pact
    The United States and the tiny Caribbean country of Grenada entered a new open skies air transport agreement today, which the State Departm...
  • Seaspan installs young CFO
    In an industry that tends to value years of experience to land the most coveted senior management roles, Seaspan Corp. has broken that mold...
  • Executive Moves: Patriot Rail Co. and JAXPORT
    Patriot Rail Co. has promoted Alín Campián to chief commercial officer of both its short line rail and ports divisions. Campián has more th...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 10, 2018
  • OPEC president says Russia pact to allow more nimble market response
  • Trump will not attend Peru summit: White House
  • ICE June Brent tops $71/b as risk-on rally lifts oil
    Belief of reduced US-China trade tensions provided boost Tuesday.
  • China may seek extra Iran, Russia crude after Saudi nomination cut for May
    Sinopec, one of Saudi Aramco's biggest customers, has opted for lower nominations in May in response to the higher-than-expected OSPs.
  • Singapore Q2 ex-wharf 500 CST bunker term concludes at discounts of $2.50-$3/mt
    This is lower than the discounts of 50 cents-$1.50/mt to MOPS 380 CST HSFO assessments concluded for Q1.
  • Japan's ClassNK releases guidelines for use of drones in class surveys
    ClassNK's guidelines incorporate the applicable range and procedures for use of drones in class surveys.
  • Compliance to the IMO 2020 rule to be quite high post-2020 despite concerns: MECL MD
    Some 60% of the bunkers will have to switch from [high sulfur fuel oil] to 0.5% sulfur overnight, Meech said.
  • FUTURES 1: Crude firmer amid attempt to ease trade tensions
    News emerged that the US is open to forming an international coalition to deal with China on trade issues.
  • Trade spat poses risk to tightening US crude stocks
    aInventories sit at the lowest level for this time of year since 2014, even though US production has exploded.




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