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16 December 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:30 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
  • Maersk 3,600-TEUer traverses Northern Sea Route, but icebreaker vital
  • Oakland's laden imports up 9.2pc to 85,166 TEU - its busiest August ever
  • Q2 box volume at world's ports up 3.25pc, while overall cargo rises 7pc
  • Shanghai Changjiang Shipping orders feeder from China's Jiangdong yard
  • Latin America target of Belt and Road infrastructure investment
  • Plastic cleanup tested at sea before heading to Great Pacific Garbage Patch
  • Damietta port's container throughput growth is flat in July with 91,700 TEU
  • Electronic logging devices help shippers plan better, increase driver safety
  • ICAO underscores pressing need for modernisation in air cargo industry
  • Cargo-partner breaks ground on warehouse in Ljubljana, near Koper, Trieste
  • YTO Airlines launches Zhengzhou-Tokyo five times a week all-cargo service
  • India's Jet Airways suffers US$1.82 billion loss after enjoying profit

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018
  • CMA CGM celebrates 40 years of a unique entrepreneurial story
  • Commerce Minister to address FWC 2018 Main Forum
  • Dunkerque call removed from India Pakistan Express service
  • Energy transition offers innovators a competitive edge through 'carbon robust' ship designs, says forecast
  • Höegh Autoliners India provides ideal RoRo solution for break-bulk unit
  • MOL in agreement to develop LNG transhipment terminals in the Far East, Russia
  • Number of seafarers in India up over 1.5 times
  • Tulsidas Khimji Pvt. Ltd certified as Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • Coal import during April-July surges 12 pc
  • Export of pulses doubles in first four months
  • Exports pick up speed in Aug.
  • Global container port throughput growth slowed in Q2
  • Odisha govt gives nod to set up airport near Dhamra port
  • VGM seen needing to move from compliance to accuracy
  • Autonomous driving, electrification & digital connectivity set to make smart logistics a reality, says study

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
  • The Eurasian vision
  • Norway selects transport and energy ministers
  • Saving fuel with photovoltaic cells on HGVs
  • USA: Call for railways to apply for PTC grants
  • Raben refurbishing in Germany
  • Air Greenland to fly on own wings
  • Enhancement for Grimaldi's GG5G vessels
  • Funding boost for green last mile delivery
  • New air cargo terminal at Salalah airport
  • New CIO for Swiss Post
  • Port of Antwerp extends tender deadline
  • Heppner reinforces international business
  • Harnessing up to supervise Dunkerque Port Center
  • Railway recognised as sustainability leader
  • Sunny August for port of Los Angeles
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Jeju Air starting cargo services
  • Gefco deploying drones

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • US dredging applauds federal funding boost
  • Africa insurance on the cusp, but access remains tricky
  • Djibouti demands prompt insurance warning over political risks in the African market
  • Insurers face risks across entire African logistics chain
  • Understanding Africa's internal marine insurance challenges
  • Japanese buyers of Dorian VLGCs identified
  • Skuld warns members to get customs right in African bulk discharges

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • Slack season pressure could spark new Asia-Europe capacity crunch
  • Angry hauliers now told a 'no-deal' Brexit means no licence to drive in the EU
  • Forwarder backlash hits Volga-Dnepr after carrier group's 'no brokers' edict
  • UPS unveils network 'transformation' to target fast-growing e-commerce sector
  • Analysis: cash is king - why profits aren't the only measure for the top liners
  • Double-whammy of trade war and higher costs threatens China's SMEs

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • SKF introduces new water-lubricated sterntube solution
  • Nichols Brothers launches second Lindblad Expeditions vessel
  • Fuel contamination: Be careful who you buy bunkers from
  • TMS Tankers tests RWO Veolia clean bilge monitoring system

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • Fellowship Blog: Our intern reveals what goes on behind the scenes at Lloyd's List
    DP World's Southampton container hub has continued its steady growth path for the third successive year, with a 4.24% boost...
  • West of England highlights risks of nickel ore carriage after near-miss
    Following discharge and after independent tests, it was found that the cargo was unsafe for loading and carriage
  • Why shipping is finding it tough to break IPO drought
    Postponement of Navios Containers' planned initial public offering illustrates again that US investors can be impervious to the charms of...
  • Charleston to remain closed as Hurricane Florence moves through the Carolinas
    Hurricane-force winds are occurring along portions of the Carolina coasts and causing disruption to shipping activity in US ports
  • British ports told to brace for autonomous ships
    A new report warns vessel autonomy will mean changes in port infrastructure as well as more highly skilled personnel
  • Transpacific ocean freight capacity remains tight
    Space on transpacific container shipping loops remains full, with cargo rollovers still an issue for shippers, according to Flexport
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: From Brexit to IUMI
    Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd's List's weekly podcast - your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in...
  • UK ports welcome Brexit plans but warn of disruption
    BPA and UKMPG support the government preparing for the case of a no-deal Brexit but warn against trade barriers
  • UK ports make little contribution to pollution
    Emissions from port operations themselves make a very small contribution to local pollutant concentrations, the report said
  • State of shipping 10 years on from Lehman
    Stephen Gordon of Clarksons looks back to 2008 and the impact of the collapse of Lehman Brothers on shipping markets
  • Sea-Land and Propeller Club stalwart Sava Kalafatides dies aged 89
    Notable career included shipowning and US recognition for championing the Amver search and rescue system
  • MOL backs low-sulphur fuel oil to meet IMO cap
    The Japanese shipowner recently installed a scrubber on one VLCC, but the company's chief executive says the space-taking device is...
  • Ship management's future strength will come from a partnership of equals
    Waves of regulation and technology washing over shipping will benefit third party ship management by encouraging closer partnerships between owners...
  • Alabama backs plan to extend Port of Mobile
    If all goes well, construction could start as early as 2020 and is expected to last between three and five...
  • Daily Briefing
    UK publishes no-deal Brexit plans for maritime | 'Time is running out for UK ferry ports' | Frangou links launch...
  • Navios Containers pulls US IPO
    The company said it has ceased marketing its proposed U.S. share offering, adding it is 'developing a plan to pursue...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • Acquisition bolsters GlobalTranz's SCM arm
  • Oakland's TraPac terminal extends gates further
  • Buenos Aires port concession sparks debate on shipper impact
  • Extra-loaders keep lid on eastbound trans-Pacific spot rates
  • Higher competition spurs Russian ports to expand services
  • Slowing volume growth pulls Asia-Europe spot rate to 17-week low

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • Marwave post-panamax bulker joins W Marine fleet
    Interests aligned with the Greek company buy the 93,000-dwt Talia (built 2011)
  • Samsung fights suit over Nigerian FPSO
    Korean shipbuilder says it broke no local rules over Egina newbuilding.
  • Berg quits at GC Rieber to return to private interests
    Outgoing CEO will focus on opportunities with his Bech Offshore.
  • Alpha Bulkers capesize deal shows life in period market as spot rates retreat
    Capesize spot rates have slipped this week but a two-year time charter for a Greek shipowner has showed strength in the period market. Capesize slow steaming effect diluted by spike in scrubber uptake Martinos inks rare three-year capesize deal with Rio Tinto 'Guaibamax' plan adds up for Vale but what of the dry bulk market? Cefo yesterday chartered the 176,300-dwt Alpha Confidence (built 2011
  • NITC tankers stuck with stored oil after demand drops
    VLCC and suezmax have been anchored off UAE for a month with crude cargoes.
  • Anker and Nergaard sell additional Clarksons shares
    Clarksons executive Peter Anker has sold a portion of his shares in the shipbroker for the second time in as many months. As was the case with Anker's previous sale in August, his fellow former RS Platou investor Birger Nergaard has disposed of some of his stock at the same time. Anker, who was chief executive of RS Platou when it merged with Clarksons in 2014, this week sold shares worth £1.42m
  • Uljanik yard's bank account unblocked
    Crisis-hit shipbuilder to start paying August wages this week.
  • Chandris VLCC sale reports inaccurate, sources say
    Rumours about a conversion sale of the 304,700-dwt Britanis are said to be off the mark.
  • Swire Shipping launches weekly South Pacific run
    Liner group goes weekly from North Asia.
  • Capesize slow steaming effect diluted by spike in scrubber uptake
    DNB Markets raises its rate forecasts for the ships but cautions owners with the equipment will likely speed up rather than slow down.
  • Malaysia detains MISC LNG carrier
    Enforcement agency says transfer operations were being carried out without correct permits
  • Wartsila upgrade to produce biomethane from 50,000 cows
    Work on US plant will allow it to pump out 3,100 cfm of renewable gas from 2019.
  • PSV rates soar as utilisation hits 97%
    Latest deals double earnings in North Sea as free vessels vanish.
  • CSBC bosses take pay cut to protect workers
    Taiwanese shipbuilder seeking to reduce dependence on cargoships in slump.
  • FIS joins brokers' Baltic indices lobby group
    Derivatives outfit joins Competitive Ship Brokers, the body launched to protect intermediaries' interests
  • Magseis wins first Americas survey
    Norwegian owner clinches two months of work next year.
  • Elektrans Global Pte to be liquidated
    Creditors of Singapore-registered company unlikely to recover much from troubled shipowner, say sources.
  • MOL, Marubeni form JV for Novatek LNG project
    Japanese groups launching feasibility study of Kamchatka transhipment facility.
  • The TW+ Quiz Part Two
    Test your memory of major shipping events in this second instalment from TW+.
  • Japanese yards unveil fresh VLCC orders
    Appetite for large tankers remains firm as shipyards pull in order for trio during August.
  • Kenneth Hvid back on board in Teekay shuffle
    Hvid replaces finance chief Vince Lok in the New York-listed group's boardroom.
  • MSC shutters Charleston office, braces for Hurricane Florence
    Liner giant sends cautionary note to clients as Category 4 hurricane lashes southeast US.
  • Piraeus Bank arrests Greek panamax bulker
    Bank calls on Singapore admiralty sheriff to enforce outstanding loan against shipowner.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • TraPac starting second shift at Oakland Terminal
  • BlueWater Reporting tracking delays along East Coast
  • Farm country economy 'continues to deteriorate'
  • Ports unite to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • AAPA, WCI applaud water development appropriation
  • Railroads at risk of missing PTC deadline
  • Executive Moves: CSX and Dupré Logistics
  • Trump signs 'much-needed tax relief for America's workers'
  • Meddle in midterms, get slapped with sanctions

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2018
  • FUTURES 5: Crude futures settle mixed after midday rally
    Crude futures ended the week mixed after a volatile session Friday.
  • Energy and marine facilities in Asia brace for Super Typhoon Mangkhut
    Oil refineries, power plants and port facilities in Southeast Asia and East Asia are battening down the hatches as Super Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to
  • Maersk tests scrubbers amid increasingly bullish outlook
    Transport and logistics group AP Moller-Maersk said this week it will now install scrubber technology on some of their fleet, after previously deciding
  • China's CEFC in advanced talks to sell stake in Adco to Zhenhua Oil
    The Hengli Group had also been in talks to take over the CEFC stake in Adco, a senior officer at CEFC said.
  • BP Singapore merges fuel oil, gasoil trading teams ahead of IMO 2020: sources
    "When fuel oil demand goes down, fuel oil traders can do other stuff," a trader in Singapore said.
  • Japan's Jul bonded bunker fuel sales slip 0.4% from Jun to 2.36 mil barrels
    METI's statistics also showed that Japan imported 32,443 barrels of bonded bunker fuel oil in July, the first time this year.
  • South Korean bunker premiums narrow on slow demand, rising supply
    "Demand has been slow for us for a week; haven't seen many inquiries compared with usual," a second trader said.
  • FUTURES: Crude rebounds on potential supply shortfall
    "Prices remain well supported as the market continues to fret about ongoing structural supply issues," analysts at ANZ Bank said.
  • TANKERS: Teekay Tankers completes sale/leaseback for six Aframaxes
    This is the second sale/leaseback agreement Teekay Tankers has finalized in 2018 after it signed a term sheet for the sale and leaseback of seven mid-sized tankers in April.
  • Iran stores crude barrels at sea as looming sanctions bite
    Analysts expect the US sanctions to eventually shut in around 1 million b/d or more of Iranian exports.




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