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18 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:14 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • Box imports via US ports continue to break records, up 2.8pc in August
  • Long Beach August traffic dips 1.9pc, but up 9.4pc in '18 to 5.3 million TEU
  • Guangzhou Port opens offices in Singapore to promote its Nansha terminal
  • Shipboard boxes blaze weekly, fire engulfs ships every 2 months: TT Club
  • Kerry uses branches to capitalise on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor
  • CMA CGM, Hapag to send import boxes right back to exporters in Mexico
  • ICTSI Basra builds up Umm Qasr port's capability to dock bigger box ships
  • Hapag-Lloyd to undertake scrubber tests in 2019 as a stop gap solution
  • CEVA deploys warehouse management for Australia's Western Power
  • Portugal Shipping Week takes place in Lisbon from September 17 to 21
  • Concerns raised over control of the South China Sea and role of oil
  • Istanbul New Airport opens October 31 as Ataturk gutted and closed
  • Stefan Schulte to continue to head Fraport for another five years
  • SkySpace Cargo rolls out air cargo platform for forwarders to books

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Bahri bags 'Shipping Line of the Year - Break Bulk Operator' award at All India Maritime And Logistics Awards 2018
  • Classification of potentially hazardous cargoes being discussed at IMO
  • DG Shipping - Circular on IMO Data Collection System
  • Pradeep Kale elected President of Pune Custom House Agents' Association
  • India-Syria trade seen having potential to reach $500 m by 2020
  • North Carolina ports bracing for Hurricane Florence
  • SpiceJet launches dedicated freight service
  • Work on Agartala-Akhaura rail project commences

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2018
  • 27 million t of freight transported by rail
  • Inner Mongolia to Iran in 15 days
  • 90th anniversary of Miami Airport drawing closer
  • Additional lifting capacity for Weserport
  • Vallair expands cargo conversion portfolio
  • BLG simplifies structures
  • Hupac now serving Europe's NW-SE rail corridor
  • Handful of appointments at Cargologicair
  • Antillean Marine Shipping joins network platform
  • Use of pharma containers axes CO2 emissions
  • Post Nord and Zalando sign new logistics contract
  • Icao underlines air cargo's key role for economic growth
  • Another newbuild for Yamal LNG project
  • New voice at Corpus Christi port
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Polish-Italian alliance to develop railfreight traffic
  • New subsidiary in Pakistan

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • US ports close ahead of major hurricane
  • Box services remain fluid in Caribbean transhipment zone
  • MOL Chemical Tankers signs up to EUR400 million tank venture in port of Antwerp
  • Russia's Zvezda shipyard and Samsung HI in JV to build shuttle tankers
  • Shipbuilder STX O&S wins refund guarantees for MR tanker pair
  • Taiwan shipbuilder CSBC aims to stop losses by next year
  • China's HNA Group puts container lessor Seaco up for sale
  • Tahitian port steps into 'smart' era of cargo-handling
  • SM Line logo on the side of a truck

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Group's cargo airlines may suffer as angry brokers hit back at Volga-Dnepr snub
  • Shipping trapped between a rock and a hard place as China-US trade war heats up
  • K+N debuts blockchain solution for containers - 'with more to come'
  • Transport 'undoubtedly the big-ticket item in reducing port emissions'
  • Analysis: CMA CGM is 'looking for opportunities' - Zim or Evergreen?
  • Air freight growth slowing as demand softens
  • Levi's management shake-up puts supply chain front and centre

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Austal Philippines delivers high speed cat
  • SKF to supply stabilizers for world's largest research expedition vessel
  • Marcon increases sales, but sees differences in market sectors
  • SUNY Maritime gets funding for two clean energy initiatives
  • Total taps two from Solstad Farstad for South Africa campaign
  • Briggs Marine acquires Canadian companies
  • VIDEO: Damen model tank tests Fast Crew Supplier
  • Thordon Bearings offers lifetime guarantee on its water lubricated propeller shaft bearing system

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Port of Savannah braces for Hurricane Florence
    The US' second-busiest container exporter could see movement restrictions on Thursday
  • Molaris axes Product Shipping IPO after signing new MR2 orders
    Formal withdrawal from public registration comes as affiliate Empire Navigation orders four new tankers from Hyundai Mipo
  • We are listening to the industry, says UK maritime minister
    London International Shipping Week 2019 takes place soon after the UK leaves the European Union so let today's maritime sector...
  • Shipbroker education goes back to school
    The scheme will provide evening classes across a range of topics, including dry cargo and tanker chartering, law, insurance, and...
  • Norway pushes for zero emission shipping and the advent of hydrogen
    Norway's environment minister calls for regulations on the use of hydrogen as fuel
  • Mitsui venture to build liquid chemicals storage at Antwerp port
    The tank terminal for liquid chemicals will cost between 300m to 400m euros and will be located at the Delwaide...
  • Marshall Islands Registry joins environment scheme
    Major flag continues Rotterdam-based environmental foundation's recent momentum
  • Netherlands warns of export drop in no-deal Brexit
    Trade between Britain and the Netherlands could fall by half, declining by tens of billions of pounds, Dutch think tank...
  • Port of Montreal feels benefit of trade deal with Europe
    The port's inland location allows it to serve as a gateway into the US midwest and central Canada
  • Maritime UK optimistic on post-Brexit trade future
    The Maritime UK chair believes the sector can boost trade with non-EU destinations after it leaves the confines of the...
  • Pacific coal trades lend support to panamax bulkers
    Deutsche Bank sees mid-sized carriers outperforming other dry bulk segments on the back of strengthening coal trades in the Pacific...
  • GoodBulk underlines preference for capes as earnings climb
    Fast-growing bulker owner quadruples second-quarter profits and backs recovery to continue
  • EU puts concessions on the table in US trade talks
    The US has won a commitment from the EU that it will join forces with it to help reform the...
  • Maersk reveals plan to adopt scrubber technology
    Maersk says that it is looking into all possible and available opportunities to ensure it is ready to comply with...
  • Warning over CO2-leaking fire extinguishers
    The report into two incidents on two separate ro-ro ships calls for regular maintenance and inspections of fire-fighting equipment
  • Genco completes acquisition of long-haul dry bulk carriers
    Genco will position itself in the Atlantic to benefit from a potential freight rate increase in the fourth quarter
  • Second CSIC executive held by China's anti-corruption squad
    The 54-year-old began his tenure in March 2016. Before that, he had been the deputy director of the No. 704...
  • Daily Briefing
    Dorian continues to evaluate BW offer | US ports close as east coast braces for Hurricane Florence | Trade wars...
  • Top Ships enters $93m leaseback deal for two suezmaxes
    Chief executive Evangelos Pistiolis says the deal, if it completes, will significantly reduce the company's unfunded capital requirement and mark...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Remaining holdout Montreal terminals extends gate hours
  • Global container lines adjust to slower volume growth
  • E-commerce pushes FedEx Ground to year-round six-day delivery
  • Analysis: US refrigerated shippers turn to trailer rail transport
  • DP World deploys legal attack on Djibouti terminal nationalization

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Port of Long Beach keeps top bond rating
    Fitch cites strong market position, high revenue, liquidity and modern facilities.
  • Global Ports gets rights to Croatian port
    Independent cruise operator signs 20-year concession agreement for operating rights to Croatia's Gazenica cruise port.
  • AIDA to build shore power for Rostock ships
    Carnival Corp's AIDA Cruises will build 'environmentally friendly' shore power plant at the city's port.
  • Navios Maritime Containers downplays tariff worries
    New York IPO hopeful is telling investors any Trump-China fallout should prove minimal for its trade.
  • Texas port looks to delay Trafigura offshore project
    Port of Corpus Christi highlights 2006 criminal case against Swiss commodities trader as Texas Gulf Terminals plans to build an offshore oil terminal for VLCCs.
  • Midelfart snaps up $1.5m worth of Borr Drilling shares
    Chairman Troim's long-term partner adds to her investment in Norwegian rig company.
  • Seaspan Corp shapes fresh preferred equity offering
    Shipowner has both growth and debt repayment uses in mind for new funds.
  • Maersk changes course on scrubbers
    Group's head of oil trading says exhaust cleaners will be fitted on "limited number" of ships.
  • El Faro: Congress gets its Act together
    How politicians are tackling the problems exposed by the tragedy
  • India clears Iranian P&I clubs to cover crude tankers
    Kish and Qeshm win permission to provide $1bn of cover for Iranian oil imports.
  • Pacific Drilling presses on with revised notes issue
    Pacific Drilling has taken a further step in efforts to exit Chapter 11 with a tweak to a previously planned notes issue. Idan Ofer strikes key deal with Pacific Drilling bondholders New York-listed Pacific Drilling says it now plans to issue $750m first lien notes and $250m second lien notes. It marks a slight switch from the earlier plan that had involved first and second lien issues of $700m
  • MOL investing $460m in new storage at Antwerp
    Japanese group teaming with SEA-Invest for tank terminal project.
  • Iran sanctions may tighten tanker market, says Maersk Broker
    Arrival of a new round of sanctions on Iran may deliver a helping hand to tanker owners, according to Maersk Broker. Jakob Hjortlund, the lead tanker researcher at Maersk Broker, says the approaching sanctions will bring uncertainty to the market. Tanker owners could cash in before Iranian window closes Macleod sees seasonal upswing and continued Iranian exports "Our view is that it may tighte
  • GoodBulk keeps sights on capesizes as recovery takes shape
    Capital will continue to be targeted at larger vessels, says John Michael Radziwill-led company.
  • EU spending $2.5bn on coast guard expansion
    New vessels part of the plan for upgrade of European border force.
  • Newbuilding deliveries in 2018 will be 50% below record levels
    Clarksons says further declines from peak production in 2011 are expected next year.
  • ExxonMobil eyes low-sulphur fuel with $650m upgrade
    UK's Fawley refinery being readied for 2020 emissions rules.
  • Shipping and wine make the perfect cocktail at EBE
    Basile Aloy finds the living is easy after buying ships at the trough of the market. But he's not resting on his laurels. Here he talks about sustainability, diversification and the advantages of being a member of the Saverys clan
  • Pareto survey predicts offshore spending will jump 10% in 2019
    Shipowners can take heart, the pendulum of oil company spending on offshore is finally swinging back
  • Drifting cargoship towed off Sweden
    Coast guard brings distressed vessel in to Gothenburg after breakdown.
  • Bahri VLCC heading for scrap in Bangladesh
    Saudi Arabian shipowner has netted over $21m for one of its oldest tankers, sources say.
  • Crude imports slowdown hides real extent of Chinese demand
    Refinery expansion and strategic reserve look set to reignite seaborne trade
  • Oslo Stock Exchange mulling Belships protests
    Frode Teigen-led Lighthouse facing challenge from Tidships over takeover bid
  • Wisdom sells Imabari ultramax newbuilding
    Taiwanese owner will lease back bulker ordered with sistership in 2016.
  • Clipper's Seatruck boosts Irish Sea capacity
    Larger vessel brought in to replace smallest ferry sailing from Liverpool.
  • P&O Ferries stops shipping calves
    Welfare concerns prompt end of veal traffic from Scotland.
  • Croatia widens hunt for new Uljanik investor
    Government in talks with German, Chinese and Korean players over cash injection.
  • Durban looks to accommodate bigger boxships
    South Africa's largest container port to lengthen and deepen berths to take 9,600-teu ships.
  • Stamatis Molaris' Product Shipping pulls IPO
    Greek-based petroleum tanker owner cites adverse market conditions for withdrawal.
  • LNG exports to rise nearly 50% by 2022
    Increased export capacity in Australia, Russia, and the US will meet strong LNG demand, particularly from China.
  • HNA seeking buyer for container lessor Seaco
    Chinese group reportedly looking to offload assets unrelated to its core aviation business.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • PortMiami leader elected to chair state council
  • Florida business owner charged with misbranding hazmat
  • Kuehne + Nagel deploys blockchain technology for portal
  • Port of Vancouver USA adopts strategic plan
  • Executive Moves: Merchant Marine Academy, inconso
  • Los Angeles processes 826,638 TEUs in August
  • DHL Freight letting customers specify delivery dates
  • HNA reportedly seeking to sell Seaco, Ingram Micro
  • Ports batten down for Hurricane Florence

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
  • Northeast Asian leaders push for strong regional energy integration
  • Iran accuses Trump of 'bullying' oil market
  • Oil complex strong despite larger-than-expected distillate draw
  • US Fuel oil stocks build, USAC stocks highest since June
    USGC stocks rebound from lowest levels since September 2009.
  • China's MGO market to grow on new ECA timeline for sulfur limit: sources
    Many of Chinese initiatives to curb pollutants from shipping come as part of its 'blue sky defence' action plan and ahead of IMO's 2020 rule.
  • Contango structure in China crude futures may spur Dec physical profit-taking
    The total value of the settlement was Yuan 293 million, INE said.
  • Fujairah/Singapore bunker price spread widens to 4-year high as tightness persists
    Strong selling interest in the Singapore delivered bunker fuel market has been capping price gains
  • Iran situation offers 'huge uncertainty' to market: Russia's Novak
    "It remains unclear how the countries which jointly receive some 2 million b/d of Iranian oil will act," Novak said.
  • Safe Bulkers gearing up for IMO 2020 with LSFO, scrubber options
    Scrubbers will be installed in its medium-sized vessels, Safe Bulkers said.




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