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10 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:45 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 16, 2018
  • Asia-Europe rate drops 5.2pc to US$585/TEU, rises 2.1pc to USWC
  • HPH Trust Q1 net profit down 13pc to US$18.5m, with revenue up 3.5pc
  • UK's Felixstowe port takes delivery of remote STS cranes from ZPMC in Shanghai
  • APL, Hamburg Sud start new box shipping services between Asia and S America
  • Qinhuangdao port first quarter volume growth remains flat
  • HHLA looks to pastures greener for box volume growth outside Hamburg
  • Gulftainer's proposed investment in Wilmington port meets stiff opposition
  • Incidents of piracy and armed robbery against ships in Asia slashed by 48pc in Q1
  • Chittagong port achieves congestion, productivity improvements
  • Air cargo industry is struggling to meet exploding demand for e-commerce deliveries
  • Air Incheon receives first of two B767-300 freighters under lease from ATSG
  • HNA, Temasek sign MoU to join forces in aviation and logistics development

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 15, 2018
  • Consolidation has not reduced volatility, says analysis
  • Germaneness of the "Himalaya Clause" in the regulations of "Carriage of Goods by Sea"
  • Heung-A & Sinokor Merchant Marine working towards integrating their container businesses in Dec. 2019
  • HMM to order 20 eco-friendly, mega containerships
  • IMO adopts climate change strategy for shipping
  • NISAA holds Annual Meet 2018
  • Resounding response for Softlink's knowledge conclave
  • Port Congestion Surcharge at Aden (Yemen)
  • Port of Long Beach has best first quarter ever
  • Port of Rotterdam Authority suggests North-West European coalition for joint CO2 price
  • Ports across Ireland's Brexit divide reaffirm unity on UN project
  • Avashya Foundation-supported Chirag Shetty part of Team Gold Medal winning contingent at Commonwealth Games 2018 in Australia
  • NHAI signs agreement for its first international project
  • Nitin Gadkari invites Korean companies to invest in infrastructure & logistics
  • Exports up by nearly 10 pc in dollar terms in 2017-18

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 16, 2018
  • Humans as a risk factor?
  • Switzerland: major railway projects on course
  • Wincanton extends Halfords relationship
  • HTS and RWG bundle freight to cut transit times
  • Azul Cargo leasing freighters
  • HTC discovers Europe
  • GAC provides on-site logistics for Special Olympics
  • Tank wagons get link to intermodal service
  • VDB: marked orderbook expansion
  • 40 years in the industry, almost 20 years at Europa
  • Q1/2018 - a milestone for Polb
  • Oman airfreight processing now paperless
  • Substantial railfreight capacity expansion in China
  • Heppner handles oversized cargo shipment
  • Two to tango for Neska
  • Air Incheon receives first of two leased B767Fs
  • Applause for IMO's CO2 emission reduction strategy

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IHS Maritimeweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • Shippers may be flouting container weight rules, officials say
  • Investment gains lend boost to Norwegian Hull Club
  • IMO delegates show broad support for initial GHG strategy
  • Soaring interest eats into vessel earnings
  • Hutchison expects minimal fallout from US trade sanctions
  • Astomos Energy Corporation to develop LPG-fuelled bulker
  • Dongbang to ship wood pellets for South Korean utility
  • East Asian shipbuilders regroup in the wake of financial woes
  • US-China tariffs will have little effect on dry bulk, Pacific Basin predicts
  • CDB Financial Leasing buys Sainty Marine ships for BG Shipping charter
  • Chinese-backed fund acquires STX Corporation
  • New president for Japan Marine United

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The Loadstarweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • Asia-Europe carriers in new battle for market share, forcing rates down
  • UPS pilots call on customers to support 'failing' service standards claim
  • Special report: Logistics under pressure to bridge the gender pay gap
  • Firefighting continues on Maersk Honam as it is towed to Dubai
  • Strong year for Gefco as forwarding and transport units get back in the black
  • China's trade surplus with US soars in first quarter, but March exports falter
  • Rashid Abdulla new CEO of DP World's Europe & Russia region

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • San Francisco's Red and White Fleet switches to renewable fuel
  • IMO's MEPC agrees GHG reduction strategy for shipping
  • Metal Shark delivers second series of patrol boats to Vietnam
  • Vigor strengthens its leadership team
  • Stena drillship is first with new DNV GL notation
  • Shell to charter two LNG fueled AET Tankers newbuilds

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • Shipping's climate strategy was a hard-won battle, but now the real work begins
    Following intense global pressure and scrutiny, the IMO can count the strategy as a political victory
  • Pick-up in dry bulk vessel orders leaves the market unfazed
    The rise in new contracting should not derail the recovery, say market participants, as demand growth is still higher than...
  • Why counter-intuitive boxship ordering makes sense
    The only way to be competitive in the Asia-Europe trades is to reduce slot costs through the operation of ultra...
  • Climate change agenda spearheads sales of barnacle-repellent paint
    Paint manufacturers claim investment into removing barnacles from ship hulls is paying off as climate change, port congestion, and fuel...
  • Young is beautiful for crude tankers
    Modern tonnage takes larger proportions of incremental tonne-miles, especially in VLCC markets
  • Renewal and bargain hunting drive tanker newbuilding interest
    Asian and Greek owners come out to book VLCCs, with Korean yards more favoured
  • Delo takes stake in Maersk's Russian port venture
    TIHL agreed to sell its shares last year subject to regulatory approval
  • Viewpoint: Another great depression
    Should we be surprised by increased mental illness afloat and a rise in seafarer suicides, considering the way we expect crews...
  • HPH Trust expects less than 2% fall in volumes from US tariffs
    It expects potential excess capacity in vessels to keep tariffs in check
  • ONE may order more 20,000 teu ships
    The 'hybrid' carrier wants to have the scale to match the top carriers but also the agility enjoyed by niche-market...
  • Shell charters AET's LNG-fuelled aframaxes
    AET chairman Yee Yang Chien noted that the International Maritime Organization has concluded a further round of discussions on limiting...
  • Disrupting the disrupters: Why systems solutions might not be solutions at all
    The international shipping industry has this week been debating whether competition between digitally driven companies will become counterproductive

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • Bangladesh's double-track to substantially reduce rail transport time
  • US Gulf ports build on importer draw
  • Analysis: E-commerce era ushers in smart, flexible warehouse
  • Dense fog blankets North China, disrupting port calls
  • Santos customs officers' strike delaying cargo
  • Asia-Europe spot rates slip below $600 per TEU
  • Global economy boosts revenue, niche buys among Top 50 3PLs

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • Shipping faces multi-year riddle on CO2 limit
    Carbon pricing, shoreside power, slow steaming among the possible changes from limits on carbon dioxide emissions.
  • DYT Yacht Transport appoints new GM
    Florida-based yacht carrier promotes area sales manager Laura Tempest to leadership post.
  • Shareholders mull Fincantieri plan to delist Vard
    Vote to privatise Norwegian shipbuilder is set for 30 April.
  • Hutchison Port Holdings sees better results
    First-quarter earnings for Singapore-listed container port business trust improve on the backs of higher revenue and operating profit.
  • Pod propulsors are the driving force behind latest cruiseships
    Operators explore new opportunities with help of azimuth thruster technology
  • Shipping groups heap praise on IMO CO2 move
    'Ground breaking' and 'ambitious' agreement wins universal praise as details still unclear.
  • IMO reaches historic CO2 reduction deal
    Shipping must cut carbon emissions by 50% by 2050 and improve efficiency
  • Pangaea Logistics to buy panamax bulker
    US-based bulker operator signs memorandum of understanding (MOU) to acquire 76,600-dwt Madeleine (built 2006) to complement its fleet of 20 bulk carriers.
  • Survey ship to search for Shackleton's lost Endurance
    South African vessel heading to Antarctica next year to look for explorer's sunken ship.
  • Diana Shipping fixes at higher rate
    Greek owner banking $14,000 per day for kamsarmax.
  • Aston orders first ships in series of 10
    Russian owner renewing dry cargo fleet at Chinese yards.
  • PGS seismic fleet busier in first quarter
    Layup figure falls for Norwegian owner.
  • UPDATE: cargoship spilled oil in Mississippi
    Stretch of river closed after incident involving Pac Antares.
  • NYK sold VLCC Taga for more than $27m
    Indonesian interests coughed up more than originally reported.
  • Shih Wei posts $73m loss for 2017
    Taiwanese bulker owner hit by non-operating charges last year.
  • Sudan joins queue for FSRU as it works on onshore terminal
    Sudanese natural gas buyer Sunagas is tendering for a floating storage and regasification unit as a quick start-up solution while it pursues a land-based import terminal project. Sunagas has gone out to pre-qualified bidders asking for offers on an FSRU or any solution that will allow it to supply gas for a planned Port Sudan power station on the Red Sea coast, which is being constructed by Sudan
  • First cargo date slides for Golar's Cameroon FLNG unit
    Golar LNG's first floating LNG (FLNG) production unit Hilli Episeyo is not likely to load a hotly anticipated initial cargo until the end of this month. Industry sources tell TradeWinds that a first loading off Cameroon has been put back from the first week of April to around the 23rd to 24th of the month as engineers try to get the liquefaction process running smoothly onboard the unit. The 138
  • PLN floats LNG proposals for Papua region
    Indonesian power provider PLN has gone out to developers with a request for proposals to provide a mix of onshore and offshore regasification plants and associated shipping for the Papua region. The proposed development is part of PLN's small-scale LNG import plans as it tries to switch its power-generation capacity from oil to cleaner-burning gas. Consultants following the business said PLN has
  • Shell's Prelude FLNG gears up to receive its first LNG
    World's largest floater nears another historic milestone at its new home off Western Australia
  • Orderbook at TMS Cardiff Gas inches up to five ships
    Christos Economou leads LNG charge by reserving two berths at Samsung shortly after inking trio at rival yard
  • EMGS ship utilisation plunges
    Seismic survey vessel owner down to 37% use in first quarter.
  • Norden-Frisia inks ro-pax deal
    German owner renewing fleet with new ferry at Pella Sietas.
  • Asian piracy levels down 48% in first quarter
    Fewer incidents compared to a year ago, while severity of attacks also declined, says ReCAAP.
  • Noble restructuring support passes 75% threshold
    Hong Kong commodity trader says it is still talking with shareholders and SGX.
  • Titan expands with Engie project portfolio
    Growing LNG bunkering incomer and sister outfit acquire LNG Solutions arm of French energy company

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • U.S. restarts pork trade to Argentina
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Office of the Trade Representative finalized an agreement with Argentina's Ministry of Agro-Industry...
  • IMO adopts greenhouse gas emissions strategy
    Shipping groups praised a greenhouse gas (GHG) strategyadopted by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) at the Marine Environment Pr...
  • Swissport shelves IPO plans
    Opfikon, Switzerland-based airport ground and cargo handling services provider Swissport International Ltd. has put its plans for an initia...
  • Mississippi governor closes 83 unsafe bridges
    Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant on Tuesday declared a state of emergency with regard to numerous bridges throughout the state that have been d...
  • Vancouver Island lands auto terminal
    A new terminal for imported automobiles in the Port of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island in British Columbia plans to open next January. The Nan...
  • Oil spill shuts down lower Mississippi
    The U.S. Coast Guard has shut down a portion of the lower Mississippi River near New Orleans to vessel traffic following an oil spill, acco...
  • Air cargo soars in 2017, but trade war threat looms large
    Air cargo volumes at the 20 busiest airports in the world soared 6.8 percent to a combined 51 million metric tons in 2017, according to the...
  • Executive Moves: Day & Ross and Air Partner
    Day & Ross has promoted Doug Tingley to president of Day & Ross Freight. Tingley was most recently the company's vice president o...
  • Port of Vancouver USA makes waves in 2017
    Port of Vancouver USA handled a record 7.5 million metric tons of cargo in 2017, nearly unchanged from the 7.49 million metric tons handled...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 13, 2018
  • UPDATE: IMO GHG cuts present unprecedented challenge for shipping
    "Please remember, this initial strategy is not a final statement but a key starting point," IMO Secretary General Kitack Lim said.
  • Bids dominate 3.5% FOB Rotterdam barges MOC despite oversupplied NWE market
  • IMO adopts plan for 50% cuts to shipping GHG emissions by 2050
  • Philippines intensifies operations to rescue sailors; Asia piracy ebbs - ReCAAP
    Ship masters and crew urged to exercise extra vigilance while transiting the Sulu-Celebes Sea and the eastern Sabah region.
  • OECD oil stocks could return to five-year average levels in April or May: IEA
    Global demand growth and key producers continue to rein in production.
  • TANKERS: Shell signs time-charter deal with AET for two LNG dual-fueled Aframaxes
    AET's two 113,000 dwt vessels are due for delivery from Q3 2018.
  • FUTURES 1: Crude slips after Trump's tweet, but drivers supportive
    Oil futures had surged this week against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions.




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