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17 February 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 21:20 GMT+1

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • HK container volume breaches 20m TEU mark for 2017, up 5pc
  • Carriers look to postpone mega-ship deliveries to prevent rate weakness
  • NVOs feel pinch from shipping lines' move to offer digital products
  • US customs given more screening devices to combat illegal drug smuggling
  • Long Beach offers US high school students internship opportunities
  • Coalition forces thwart attempt by Yemen rebels to blow up tanker near Suez
  • Rail shuttle box link between French and Switzerland to launch in March
  • Kalmar to deliver ten terminal tractors to Trac-Wheels in Malaysia
  • Liege Airport sets new milestone in cargo volumes in 2017
  • Finnair pushes ahead with growth plans and opens Lyon route
  • Delta Cargo's cargo traffic rises 8.6pc in 2017 on 9pc revenue growth

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • Seatech Shipping & Projects celebrates 10 years of success
  • Skeiron Logistics forays into chartering services
  • ZIM appoints Chief Digital Officer
  • Customs duty on pulp imports sought
  • India to rehabilitate & upgrade Sri Lankan port
  • PSA International handles 74.24 m TEUs globally in 2017, up 9.8 pc
  • e-way Bill to make things easier for transporters from Feb.
  • Exports likely to touch $300 bn mark this fiscal but rising trade deficit takes sheen away: FIEO President
  • CTL & BHP 2018 to see significant international participation

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • LATAM Cargo
  • Safer trucks in China
  • UK-based AV Dawson goes for expansion in 2018
  • Gaining a foothold in Saudi Arabia
  • 9.5% more hinterland traffic
  • Express Air Cargo expands in Africa and Middle East
  • Jade Weser Port receives Eco Ports' certificate
  • Placing hope in new German government
  • Port of Dunkirk lifts over 50 million t
  • 30 candles for TPG
  • Swisslog constructing high-bay pharma warehouse
  • Uzbekistan: railway line electrified to Afghan border
  • Operating own traction again in Scandinavia
  • Significant rise in Tanger Med volumes
  • Airbus and Boeing: freighter orders and deliveries
  • Fr. Meyer's Sohn - new hires for sector specialisation
  • Sievert moves to new site

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • Maersk, IBM launch Blockchain JV to tackle supply jams
  • P&I deal heightens moves towards fixed premiums
  • VLCC built in 2000 sold for scrap with more expected to follow
  • Sanchi crew stood no hope, says Iran PMO official
  • Japanese bank to finance Ta-Tong Marine ore carrier
  • Hyundai Group chief accused of hurting HMM's interests in Hyundai Logistics sale
  • Rollout of IMO's Polar Code continues with new amendments
  • Promoting the Canadian Arctic remains a challenge
  • Crossing the Northwest Passage is no certainty
  • Singapore's ASL Marine injects funds into dredging segment
  • Shih Wei executes sale-and-leaseback with 'sister company' Wisdom Marine
  • South Korea's HMM launches new Qatar service

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • Maersk and IBM launch blockchain joint-venture to 'reshape global supply chains'
  • Forwarders need to shop around for best air freight rates pre-Chinese New Year
  • Transpacific volumes break records at west coast ports as US confidence soars
  • No more waiting around for cargo at Brussels Airport, thanks to its new app
  • HNA Group's problems mount as airlines delay leasing payments
  • East Africa ports compete in fresh push to attract shipping lines
  • Training expert Gayle Allen appointed vice president of people operations at Flexport
  • Carillion: small firms in supply chain could lay-off thousands

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • Vigor Marine wins $19.6 million Navy award
  • Giant COSCO box ship achieves a cyber certification first
  • Are EALs linked to stern tube bearing failures?
  • Robotized laser cladding promises longer life for two stroke pistons
  • Maersk and IBM in blockchain JV
  • Puerto Rico Police Department takes delivery of 35 ft Metal Shark

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • Cold snap hampers US coal shipments
    Halted shipments may lead to a reduction in tonne-miles as the top two importing nations are Japan and India
  • Norwegian fund dumps shipping companies in ethics push
    Fund cuts links to Evergreen Marine Corp, Korea Line Corp, Precious Shipping and Thoresen Thai Agencies over environmental and human...
  • Trump's 'last chance' over Iran gives shipping some relief
    Best to shrug off Trump rhetoric for now because guessing games over US-Iran politics remain largely futile
  • Blockchain comes of age in shipping
    Industry behemoths' backing will see the world's leading software platform for digital assets enter the shipping mainstream
  • Drifting Sanchi oil spill threatens Japanese coast
    ITOPF downplays potential damage to Japan
  • HMM files lawsuit over logistics unit deal
    Lawsuit related to an allegedly unfair contract the shipping line had inked with the former Hyundai Logistics that was sold...
  • Daily Briefing
    Companies are leaving it late to book space in repair yards for their ships to be adapted to comply with...
  • Crude tanker markets feel impact of oversupply
    Owners still can take advantage of occasional spike as seen in recent VLCC and aframax market developments
  • Norden raises forecast for 2017
    Denmark-based dry bulk and tanker owner and operator expects to see profits for the first time in at least five...
  • Maersk and IBM announce blockchain joint venture
    Blockchain hits maritime mainstream as shipping and tech giants put support behind secure trading
  • Rise in Asian armed robberies at sea fuels fear of crew abductions
    Report finds continuing abductions of crew in Sulu-Celebes Seas remains a major concern
  • JBIC to fund Ta Tong Marine's VLOC newbuilding
    Shipbuilding loan issued under the export credit agency's ship exports buyers credit scheme
  • Rio Tinto sets iron ore guidance for 2018
    Record iron ore shipments in the final quarter helped miner hit export targets
  • Containership rates boosted ahead of Asian holiday demand
    But rising capacity growth of around 5.9% over the year could put a damper on rates and earnings
  • Poland facing EU probe over tax breaks for shipyards
    Commission trying to verify that the tax incentive adheres to EU state aid regulations and favours some companies over others
  • Rotterdam sees reported maritime safety incidents fall 19%
    Port authorities attribute safer operation to ramped-up investment in navigational facilities

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • BCOs seek regulatory action on demurrage, detention
  • Waterfront Commission sues NJ to halt effort to dissolve agency
  • Manitoulin deal helps meet Canadian intermodal demand
  • HMM offers weekly Qatar service with China calls
  • Maersk-IBM joint venture to create industry blockchain 'pipeline'

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • Canada catches Hapag-Lloyd ship speeding
    Hamburg-based boxship owner becomes latest in dragnet aimed at reducing whale strikes.
  • BP in short-term hire for Reach Subsea OSV
    Oslo-listed offshore services provider says new deal allows it to better cover charter-in costs for vessel.
  • Spain's Cepsa takes NAT suezmax for year
    New York-listed suezmax specialist takes ship out of spot market for time charter hire.
  • Unipec's VLCC hires give some owner uplift
    Chinese oil major's move to fix for February laycans see some ships get better rates; trading houses cover bets.
  • EC proposes change to ship waste law
    Revised measure would require shipowners to pay for delivery of waste in ports, regardless of whether any is delivered.
  • Teekay Offshore launches new preferred offering
    New York-listed MLP has four banks on board working on its largest fundraiser.
  • Diana charters out former Foremost ship
    First publicly disclosed hire for ship now under control of Athens-based firm at nominal 2018 rate.
  • JC Flowers, Cerberus 'start HSH Nordbank talks'
    Report says funds have two weeks to close $860m offer for lender.
  • PV Shipyard cuts third quarter loss
    Vietnamese company improves despite revenue decline.
  • Clinton Webb sees crude tanker woe throughout 2018
    AXIA Capital Markets analyst says rates will remain under pressure this year.
  • Greek tanker refloated off Psara
    Tug helps Kinetic Shipping vessel that briefly touched sea bed.
  • Trafigura signs up for Cheniere LNG cargoes
    Amsterdam-based trading firm becomes seventh customer for long-term purchase of LNG from US supplier.
  • DSME in talks with Romania over Mangalia stake
    Korean shipbuilder confirms negotiations that would leave Damen out in the cold.
  • AP Moller-Maersk and IBM strike blockchain joint-venture
    Michael J. White to lead new company formed off the back of March 2017 collaboration.
  • Clarksons: oil price backing OSV recovery
    Rig activity on the up as vessel rates approach inflection point.
  • First Ship Lease sells tanker to cut debt
    Singaporean Trust will carry fourth quarter impairment on the transaction.
  • K Line sells capesize as sentiment stays strong
    Japanese owner believed to have sold one of its capes in a $20.6m transaction.
  • Orskov Yard increases annual earnings
    Fall in costs boosts Danish yard in latest financial year.
  • Great Eastern offloads supramax
    Indian owner finds buyer for 2003-built bulker.
  • Grindrod shipping IPO delayed
    Examination of international listing taking longer than expected at South African tanker and bulker group.
  • Thomas Miller bids for Navigators P&I
    Thomas Miller is taking a further step into the fixed premium market with a plan to acquire the Navigators portfolio. Miller is in exclusive discussions to take on the business and is aiming at completion well ahead of the annual 20 February renewal of P&I cover. Navigators cuts back in P&I Consolidation in the intensely competitive fixed premium P&I market has been expected for some time. Nav
  • Samsung president promises 'profit at any cost' in 2019
    Projection comes amid belief tanker and LNG order upturn will be followed by return of offshore business.
  • Vietnamese snap up Richfield anchor-handler
    Sale of Singapore owner's offshore fleet continues with disposal of 2004-built ship.
  • Norden poised to return to black for first time in six years
    Danish owner set to book its first adjusted annual profit since 2011.
  • Workers at Cammell Laird to walk out
    UK shipyard hit by dispute over pay and conditions.
  • Turkey reveals route for Istanbul Canal
    Waterway will offer 45km alternative to busy Bosporus Strait.
  • US owner inks containership double
    China's CSSC wins another order from unnamed client.
  • Answers to Sanchi disaster may take months
    Iranian government official says it may take up to three months to decipher ship's black box.
  • Rio Tinto sees record fourth quarter
    Australian mining giant says it might squeeze out another 10mt of iron ore in 2018.
  • Too early to return to Singapore small caps
    More 'housekeeping' expected at smaller offshore firms, say analysts.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • FedEx realigns specialty logistics, e-commerce solutions
    FedEx Corp. has announced the realignment of its specialty logistics and e-commerce solutions in a new structure under FedEx Trade Networks...
  • Executive Moves: COSCO SHIPPING International, Hamburg Süd, JAXPORT, Logistyx Technologies and Flexport
    Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock COSCO SHIPPING International announces several appointments; Hamburg Süd names global head of corporate com...
  • WTO ruling against U.S. duties on OCTG imports from South Korea finalized
    A November World Trade Organization (WTO) Dispute Settlement Body determination that U.S. antidumping duties on oil country tubular goods (...
  • Court halts work on POLA-BNSF railyard project amid environmental concerns
    California's First Appellate District Court has brought work on a planned rail project near the Port of Los Angeles to a screeching halt on...
  • National Association of Manufacturers presses passage of 2017 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act
    The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) is pressing House lawmakers to pass the 2017 Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act (H.R. 4318), whi...
  • Maersk, IBM to get underway on blockchain joint venture
    Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk and IBM have announced a blockchain joint venture for secure trade in the shipping sector. The ve...
  • Port of Oakland pushing to issue millions of dollars in pollution reduction grants to freight haulers
    Port of Oakland officials are making an 11th hour financial pitch to freight haulers in January to get them to take advantage of clean-truc...
  • Drewry: Potential exists for more mergers, acquisitions in container market
    With nearly 400 different vessel operators plying their trade worldwide, there's plenty of competition and potential for more merger and ac...
  • Get GO Global to acquire Singapore's LOGIS Consolidators
    Freight forwarding software platform provider Get GO Global (GO) has entered into an agreement to acquire 100 percent equity interest in Si...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 16, 2018
  • US inventory declines shift NYMEX crude into backwardation
    Cushing stocks lowest since February 2015.
  • ICE Brent drops below $70/b as oil reverses, equities fade
    Oil futures fell Tuesday pulling ICE March Brent down $1.11 to $69.15/b.
  • Petrobras adds seven bunker fuel barges at Santos port
    Petrobras has put into service seven new double-hull marine fuel barges at the Brazilian port of Santos, the state-led company said Monday.
  • External: Praxis Energy Agents S.A
  • European Parliament calls for Arctic fuel oil ban
    The European Parliament has called for a ban on the carriage and use of fuel oil on ships in the Arctic to prevent environmental damage.

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