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25 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 04:55 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
JULY 12, 2018
  • US east coast dockers tentatively settle with waterfront bosses
  • Trade war aside, Port Tracker expects record summer port volumes
  • United States confirms US$200 billion in new tariffs on China
  • Singapore to seek compensation if Malaysia reneges on China rail deal
  • Port of Charleston's best fiscal year ever, tops 2.2 million TEU
  • US duties hit China-subsidised rubber bands, Thais escape tariff
  • Inefficiency costs British business US$1.9 billion a year
  • Drewry expects little immediate impact from Sino-US trade war
  • China cushions domestic blow of Sino-US trade war with state subsidies
  • Mumbai's JNPT to create an inland dryport network near farms, factories
  • Ghana's demurrage levies drop 17.5pc in 2017 to US$76 million
  • SMEs in APAC see exports beyond the region rise 254pc in 4 years
  • Latin American e-commerce revives stagnant air cargo sector
  • Turkey's ACT extends lease of B747F to Dublin's Lease Corporation
  • Multimode Americas show focus on supply chain technology
  • Kuehne + Nagel opens regional logistics control centre in Bogota

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • BBC Chartering launches new monthly service connecting the Persian Gulf & India with Australia
  • Milaha deploys flagship vessel off West African coast
  • Export of seafood in FY 17-18 sees 21.35 pc growth
  • New feeder service commences connecting Mundra, New Mangalore & Cochin
  • CMA CGM receives regulatory approvals for its investment in CEVA
  • Govt working on robust roadmap for export financing & insurance, says Commerce Minister
  • Revival in industrial activity & hike in freight rates seen supporting domestic freight sector
  • IMO's World Maritime Day theme 2019: 'Empowering Women in the Maritime Community'
  • Team FIATA discusses significance of FWC-2018 Delhi in Busan

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • Harren buys back DP2 vessel to expand offshore activities
  • Malaysia bets on LNG shipping to unlock more gas market access
  • Experience vital to ride turbulent LNG market, says GasLog COO
  • Dredging roundtable explores the effect of technology on the sector's future
  • Jan De Nul aims for greener dredging with specialised hopper newbuildings
  • Global trade sanctions raise crew detention risks
  • Yangzijiang Shipbuilding-China Ocean Industry JV aims to rescue struggling Chinese yard
  • Sincere Navigation mulls options after STX O&S tanker order fails
  • 1991-built LPG tanker, Nanga Parbat

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • Hapag-Lloyd shareholder Kuehne dismisses CMA CGM approach for merger
  • Green light for CMA CGM $380m investment in Ceva Logistics
  • Air cargo forward price curve could dull the pain of pricing instability
  • Forwarders braced for impact on trade in China retaliation to latest Trump tariffs
  • Mark Wallace becomes executive vice president for sales and marketing at CSX
  • It's coming home? Well, not US manufacturing...

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • DNV GL to classify Quark expedition cruise ship
  • Vigor delivers third 400-passenger ferry to WETA
  • Smit Lamnalco takes delivery of first two tugs in ASD 312 quartet
  • Chevron gets NOL for use of Taro in MAN's ACOM system
  • Corvus plans eight-fold increase in battery production capacity
  • U.S.-flag lines get slimmer Transcom contracts than last year
  • Wärtsilä 34DF now EPA Tier 3 certified in diesel mode as well as gas

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • China's tariff on US soyabeans shakes up trade flows
    China has cancelled some purchases of US soyabeans, with some cargoes being switched to other destinations, according to official US...
  • CMA CGM investment in CEVA gets regulatory approval
    French carrier's stake in logistics company approved
  • Slack cyber security will mean lost charters and even detentions, owners told
    Wärtsilä to team up with consultants to offer collaboration and training
  • Tanger Med posts higher volumes for first half of year
    Boost from new terminal expected in 2019
  • Libya allows resumption of crude oil loadings
    Exports from Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Hariga and Zuetina oil ports are expected to restart today
  • Chinese shipping forum voices concerns as Trump extends tariffs
    In addition to shipping lines, other related sectors including ports, logistics and shipbuilding will all be affected by US protectionism...
  • Quarterly Outlook: Insurance
    Blockchain and broker consolidation in London may bring changes to the marine insurance industry in the coming quarters
  • Daily Briefing
    Economou adds three LNG newbuilds as DryShips strikes VLGC sale deal | Is Alang on the cusp of a transformation...
  • Wirana chief: EU regulation could force owners back to Asian beaches
    With less than six months to go before EU ship recycling regulation comes into effect, there are only 21 compliant...
  • Waiting for Europe to bite
    Three ship recycling facilities in Europe say they have no current plans to expand
  • Is the pendulum swinging Hong Kong's way?
    India, Japan and Turkey prepare for ratification in a major boost for the convention
  • Bangladesh to recycle first HKC-compliant vessel
    There is a bigger role for shipowners to play to ensure the safe and environmentally sound recycling of their vessels...
  • Learning from the past and looking to the future
    Flag states must file serious accident and investigation reports with the International Maritime Organization more quickly to avoid repeating tragedy...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • US portal success hinges on pushing data to users
  • Roadrunner reviews financing alternatives amid reorganization
  • Panama Canal: Low-sulfur fuel rule will attract new services
  • India allows ports, terminals to charge $2 per container RFID fee
  • Klaipeda port emerges as north Europe alternative from Asia
  • Rockier than usual peak season ahead for US importers

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • Methanol seeking standard for bunkers use
    Move to get a standard aims to foster wider adoption as a maritime fuel.
  • Liner shares fall as US ratchets up trade war
    Shares of major container line operators fall hard as concerns about more tariffs hit global markets.
  • NAO fixes PSV for up to three months
    Owner banking $16,800 per day for Norwegian supply work.
  • Passengers evacuated as ferry hits rocks
    Indonesian ship grounds, injuring two people on board.
  • Thoresen Thai sells bulker into India
    Veteran vessel fetches $5.6m from Hermes Maritime.
  • Hamburg Sud hands back boxship trio
    German line ends charters for South American loop after Maersk takeover.
  • Kuhne confirms CMA CGM approach for Hapag-Lloyd
    But German line's shareholder rejected bid and says it should be taking over its French rival, not the other way around.
  • Libyan tanker exports to resume
    NOC lifts force majeure at Ras Lanuf, Es Sider, Hariga and Zuetina.
  • IM Skaugen racks up $63m loss
    Norwegian gas carrier owner hit by cancellation of charters by Teekay.
  • Eastern Pacific to stage handysize bulker exit
    Idan Offer's Eastern Pacific Shipping appears to be staging an exit from the handysize bulker sector as it invites offers for the last four that it owns.
  • Sincere Navigation's MR order plan hits snag
    Taiwanese owner's newbuilding deal fails to materialise at STX in Korea after KDB turns it down, but company will turn elsewhere.
  • Wight Shipyard thinks it's coming home
    English yard paints biggest St George's cross as World Cup fever hits.
  • Great Harvest looks beyond bulkers
    Hong Kong owner wants to diversify to reduce shipping risk.
  • Jansen: no major merger activity in boxship sector
    Hapag-Lloyd CEO unaware of major deals in the offing after company denied any approach by CMA CGM.
  • Milaha moves into West African offshore market
    Qatari company sending liftboat to the Gulf of Guinea as part of its effort to increase its global footprint.
  • Doun Kisen bulker blaze doused
    Fire-fighters make quick work with cargo fire on Japanese handymax bulker in the Netherlands.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • Chassis lessor group opposes Southeast pool
    While a proposal by the South Carolina Ports Authority and Georgia Ports Authority to form a new container chassis pool has garnered over two dozen letters of support from shippers and government officials to the Federal Maritime Commission, a trade organization representing lessors of chassis and containers is asking for the agreement between the two ports to create the pool to be rejected.
  • Tariffs tabbed for another $200 billion of Chinese goods
    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative on Tuesday announced plans to levy 10 percent tariffs on goods from China totaling $200 billion in annual import value, after that country on Friday imposed retaliatory tariffs in response to an initial round of U.S. tariffs of 25 percent across $34 billion worth of goods in yearly import value. The $200 billion would follow another planned round of tar
  • Rich Products' topping idea
    In 1945, the late Robert Rich Sr. created the world's first nondairy whipped topping. The Buffalo, N.Y.-based company he created, Rich Products Corp., has grown into a diversified food company with annual sales of $3.7 billion. Rich Products is also the parent of a growing transportation company, ROAR Logistics. In May, ROAR continued its expansion by acquiring Integra Logistics of Houston.
  • FMC down but not out
    In the days leading up to the June 30 expiration of Commissioner Daniel B. Maffei's term with the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission, Mary Pileggi, chair of the National Industrial Transportation League, warned, "This creates a third vacancy and hamstrings the ability of the commission to run effectively and efficiently."
  • Korean Air launches Delhi cargo service
    Korean Air has initiated a thrice-weekly all-cargo flight from Incheon to India's Delhi using a Boeing 777 freighter.
  • Port of Felixstowe still not up to speed
    The Port of Felixstowe said Tuesday it is continuing to work to improve productivity levels, which dropped after the port implemented its new terminal operating system, nGen, last month.
  • Lufthansa adding two 777 freighters
    Lufthansa will add two new Boeing 777 freighters to its cargo operation at the start of next year.
  • Longshoremen reach deals in New York, Halifax
    The International Longshoremen's Association and employers represented by the New York Shipping Association said Tuesday they have reached tentative agreement on a six-year local contract for the Port of New York and New Jersey. Separately, the Halifax Employers Association said ILA members from three locals in that port had ratified a three-year contract that will run retroactively from the begi
  • Port of Virginia posts record fiscal year - again
    The Port of Virginia reached its fourth consecutive record-breaking fiscal year in terms of volumes growth in fiscal year 2018, which ended June 30, as it remains focused on expansion.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 11, 2018
  • Crude tumbles with equities on US/China trade war worries
    Crude futures slid further Wednesday afternoon, with concerns of an escalating trade war between the US and China outweighing a 12.6 million-barrel draw in US crude inventories
  • Second Suezmax booked to take bunkers from Europe to WAF in July
    A second Suezmax has been booked to load bunker fuel in Europe for discharge in the West African market this July
  • Falling crude does little to boost bunker demand amid delays, seasonal lull
    Falling ICE Brent crude futures did little to boost bunker demand in a market that has been surrounded by delays, tight availability and a seasonal lull recently
  • JAPAN DATA: PAJ says oil products output falls 1.1% on week to 16.69 mil barrels Jul 1-7
    High sulfur FO output fell 34.10% on week, but low sulfur marine diesel was 22.7% higher from the previous week.
  • FUTURES: Oil down as US confident on market balance post sanctions
    "Pompeo's statement that the US would be open to granting some waivers for importers of Iranian crude is a major factor for the price slide this morning," said Vandana Hari, founder Vanda Insights.
  • Panama's May marine diesel sales increased 23.64% on year
    The majority of sales came on the Pacific end of the Panama Canal, with 24,343 mt sold.
  • US LNG export growth from Gulf Coast draws futures contract proposal by CME and Cheniere
    The move will provide global LNG market participants with liquid and transparent forward price discovery.




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