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20 August 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:30 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 18, 2018
  • Cosco Shipping Ports 2017 container volumes surge 13pc to 87m TEU
  • PSA's box traffic globally rises 9.8 pc in 2017 to reach 74.2 million TEU
  • Haropa's record-breaking year with box traffic up 15pc to 3m TEU in 2017
  • Greek shipping company to be prosecuted in Canada for massive fuel spill
  • Virginia sees strong box throughput growth in 2017
  • APMT attracts new service at JNPT but faces challenge when PSA terminal opens
  • Westports not 'optimistic' about box volumes in 2018 after 2017's decline
  • Singapore to develop engineering talent for the maritime industry
  • China-US air cargo rate could hit US$17 per kg over next few weeks
  • Middle Eastern airlines achieve lowest growth in cargo volumes globally in Nov
  • Hong Kong Airlines launches second recruitment drive for new cadet pilots

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • Hamburg Süd honoured twice for sustainability
  • Maersk & IBM to form blockchain JV to improve global trade & digitise supply chains
  • RCL offers additional sailing between China & Chennai
  • Capt. Manoj Joshi takes charge as Deputy Conservator, Mormugao Port Trust
  • KICT handles first domestic container rake of Apollo India
  • Mahindra Logistics endeavours to train 10,000 drivers across India under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana
  • Leading lines to participate in CTL & BHP 2018

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 18, 2018
  • Leopards transported by Tigers
  • It's the Danes again at DSV Road Germany
  • Leimgruber surrenders to Planzer
  • Collaboration between all parties on single platform
  • Switzerland: more innovation in railfreight sector
  • K Line renames ship management companies
  • Miami air cargo stakeholders discuss e-commerce strategy
  • Honold expanding in northern Germany
  • Antwerp holds the line
  • Long Island: rail track doubling at top speed
  • From Polzug to Duisport Agency
  • First C-130J Super Hercules for France
  • Loxx introduces new linehaul services
  • Kwong for Whitehead at Hactl
  • Over 5 million t of cargo and mail in Hong Kong
  • PSA International with growth in 2017
  • Sweden: greater volumes with fewer trains
  • Tapa certification for P&O Ferrymasters

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • Rolls-Royce mulls sale of commercial marine operations
  • Norwegian fund slams owners for beaching
  • DS Norden raises 2017 forecast as dry bulk and product tanker segments outperform
  • More South Korean shipowners exit market
  • Sanchi spill spreading further in East China Sea
  • PSA taps solar energy at Pasir Panjang Terminal
  • FSL Trust sells second vessel to repay debts
  • Ship attacks in Asian waters up in 2017 as significant incidents fall
  • HHI, SHI chiefs present upbeat picture as orders pick up
  • Tide for ship scrapping turns as steel prices fall

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • The end of 'business as usual' for logistics as digitisation and the disruptors arrive
  • Maersk still weighs in as the world's largest container shipping line
  • PSA reaps reward of partnerships with container lines at Singapore port
  • Analysis: the container shipping industry and its major players in 2018
  • Success on a plate for Amazon Fresh as growth in grocery sales soars
  • 1,300 new jobs promised in plan to transform old coal pit into logistics hub
  • Antwerp achieves fifth consecutive record year for container volumes
  • Samsung shipbuilding will shift to operating profit in 2019, says CEO
  • Mark Whitehead to retire from HACTL as Wilson Kwong steps up

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • MAN: Part-Load Optimization pays off for small bore four-strokes
  • Methanol fuel cells power German excursion vessel
  • Rolls-Royce may sell off commercial marine business
  • Navy officers face charges following destroyer collisions

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • Refinery maintenance in Europe and Middle East hurts product tanker rates
    But negative impact is partially offset with consuming nations seeking barrels elsewhere
  • Rolls-Royce considers sale of marine business
    Company review will include moving naval marine and nuclear submarine operations within defence business and to consider whether commercial marine...
  • New EU waste strategy targets port reception rules
    New proposed anti-waste rules oblige all owners to contribute
  • Gothenburg posts record fall in box volumes
    Labour dispute continues to haunt Scandinavia's largest port, as 2017 container throughput declines 19% and ACL halts calls
  • Daily Briefing
    Maersk teaming up with IBM to develop blockchain-based products sees the software platform poised to hit the mainstream in the...
  • Box shipping: The big get bigger
    Rise in containership fleet capacity favours the large as leading lines tighten grip
  • WEF says cyber security tops global risks concerns
    Environmental, economic, and geopolitical risk are all major concerns for business, according to the World Economic Forum; however, cyber security...
  • Union Maritime says missing tanker targeted by pirates
    Twenty-two seafarers on board vessel that has been under attack for a week
  • Maritime services can weather Brexit storm
    UK-based maritime professional services will continue to shape the international marketplace no matter what Brexit deal is negotiated
  • Precious says poor communication behind Norway fund decision
    Eighty per cent of all ships are recycled on the Indian subcontinent, what we had done was no different, argues...
  • Lloyd's List summer internship returns for second year
    Applicants sought from final-year graduates across the UK and Europe
  • Sunken Sanchi could be leaking fuel oil
    Chinese maritime authorities sending underwater drones to survey the sunken vessel
  • FSL Trust cuts debt with vessel sale
    Net proceeds from disposal to be used to pay off ship's outstanding loan
  • Cheniere signs LNG supply pact with Trafigura
    Development will provide a lift to the LNG shipping market and boost spot trades
  • DSME in talks over Mangalia yard stake sale to Romania
    Move is a turnaround from original deal with Damen Shipyards
  • SHI chief cautiously optimistic about 2018 outlook
    Nam Joon-Woo says shipbuilding market bottomed out in 2016, with conditions to improve slightly in 2018
  • Teekay Offshore plans unit offering to raise $132m
    Master limited partnership expects the offering to close on January 23 this year
  • Diana Shipping agrees panamax charter deal with Uniper
    Employment expected to bring in $4.6m in gross revenue for minimum charter duration
  • Thomas Miller grows fixed-premium P&I book
    Deal with fellow insurer Navigators targets economies of scale and better customer service

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • Carriers, terminals: FMC late-fee policy would yield chaos
  • Ruling improves prospects for BNSF's LA-LB railyard
  • CSX: Network trims will improve service
  • European shippers get Brexit jitters
  • SM Line sets May for new China-US West Coast service
  • India boosts Sri Lanka port infrastructure aid
  • China-Europe rail shippers move from ad hoc to contracts

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • GLOP raises $111m in public offering
    The New York-listed company sells 4.6 million shares for fleet expansion.
  • Maritime lawyer Melvin Tublin dies
    Former merchant mariner passes away at age 90.
  • Seacor in offshore vessel deal with Cosco
    New York-listed offshore vessel owner will manage eight new vessels as part of new venture.
  • Nigerian militants post threat to FPSOs
    Main militant group in the oil-rich nation says another wave of actions will be targeted at deep sea operations.
  • Mild winter puts damper on aframax market
    Freight rates for smaller tankers weak relative to year-ago levels due to vessel supply, lack of seasonal factors
  • CSL Group plotting purchase of handysize bulker
    Louis Martel-led shipowner is working on the addition of a Japanese-owned vessel.
  • Trucks destroyed in Stena ro-pax fire
    Crew extinguishes blaze on Stena Britannica at Harwich, UK.
  • Borealis Maritime back in buying mode with boxship double
    UK-based owner has added a pair of ships to its core container fleet.
  • Rolls-Royce could sell marine business
    Strategic review to be carried out due to weak offshore market.
  • Oldendorff steps in as capesize rates continue to retreat
    German firm takes cape on short period deal as physical and paper markets suffer.
  • Tanker taken by pirates, owner confirms
    Union Maritime working to resolve situation involving product carrier off West Africa.
  • OCIMF picks ex-Exxon man for director role
    New director will step in to role held by BP's head of safety and operational risk for shipping.
  • Oceanbulk and Augustea eye Giuseppe Bottiglieri fleet
    Petros Pappas and Raffaele Zagari looking to move on Italian owner's assets.
  • Andromeda crew remanded in custody
    Eight seafarers in court after Greece seized explosives on cargoship.
  • AET newbuilding nets long-term contract with Repsol
    Charter comes to light with vessel set to join the global fleet in coming weeks.
  • Antwerp boasts fifth straight record year
    Key Belgian port boosted by higher oil and boxship volumes.
  • Davos: Cyber and climate change now major business risks
    Poll of 1,000 World Economic Forum members finds rising new concern amid confidence in stronger global economic outlook
  • Nisshin linked to 10 more bulkers in China
    Japanese owner said to have signed up for ultramaxes at Nantong Xiangyu.
  • Morgan Stanley takes leading position in NAT
    Bank now holds stocks worth over $18m in Nordic American Tankers.
  • Socar denies confiscating Palmali tankers
    Azeri oil company also says it has not banned the Turkish owner's vessels from its ports.
  • US navy officers face charges over collisions
    Commanders of warships involved in fatal clashes with cargoships to be court-martialled.
  • JP Morgan charts dry cargo market peak in 12 to 18 months
    Expectation comes as analyst Noah Parquette cuts his capesize rate forecasts for 2020 and 2021.
  • Cargoship refloated off Sweden
    Worden-managed Halland had grounded off Monsteras with pulp cargo.
  • Looking for a handy asset play project?
    Cross-sector analysis by VesselsValue says smaller bulkers could be the way to go.
  • Quadrant fixes new Maersk anchor-handlers
    Two Starfish-class vessels will start work off Western Australia in March.
  • Yangzijiang sets up ship leasing unit
    Chinese yard aiming to capitalise on consolidation trend.
  • Oriental Energy orders VLGC newbuildings
    Chinese group picks Jiangnan Shipyard for new gas carriers.
  • Chinese yard signs contracts for ferries
    Guangdong Jianglong wins deal for two passenger vessels from compatriot.
  • State gives $117m in guarantees for Uljanik yard
    Restructuring finance for Croatian shipbuilder backed by government.
  • Third boxship jumbo job for CSIC
    The northern group of Chinese shipyards says it has now scored jumboisation contracts from all three of Europe's top liner companies.
  • Precious defends demo policy following fund ban
    Thai company says it has done nothing worse than most owners, including those in Scandinavia.
  • Navios Containership confirms latest purchase
    Growing boxship owner expands fleet to 21 vessels of 88,820-teu with latest acquisition.
  • Norway's oil fund excludes shipowners over beaching
    World's largest sovereign wealth fund to steer clear of Evergreen, Precious, KLC and Thoresen.
  • CMA CGM extends Tianjin charter, but cuts rate
    GSL sees rate shrink on ex-OOCL boxship as French liner giant takes it for another eight months.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • SCPA's container volumes rise 9% in 2017
    South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA) handled 2.2 million TEUs in 2017, up 9 percent from record 2016 levels, the port authority reported W...
  • Canada lifts temporary speed restriction in Gulf of St. Lawrence
    The temporary, mandatory slowdown for vessels in the western Gulf of St. Lawrence was lifted last Thursday. Transport Canada had implement...
  • Old Dominion to use TCG for container drayage operation
    Thomasville, N.C.-based Old Dominion Freight Line will implement software provider TCG's Truckload Cost Information System (TL/CIS) for its...
  • KAG implements drivers pay increases
    One of North America's largest bulk transportation and logistics providers said Tuesday that an "overwhelming majority" of its customers is...
  • Samskip, DC ink Brazilian logistics agreement
    Samskip Logistics and freight forwarding company DC Logistics Brasil have inked an agreement to expand Brazilian offerings in sea freight l...
  • OOCL christens last G-Class containership
    Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) christened the sixth and last in its latest series of 21,413 TEU containerships on Wednesday. Dubbed...
  • Port of LA responds to court's ruling on SCIG project
    The Port of Los Angeles says that it's "pleased" with a recent court ruling regarding a planned on-dock railway, because the ruling refutes...
  • House passes miscellaneous tariff bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation on Tuesday that promises to eliminate $1.1 billion in import tariffs during the next t...
  • Port of Antwerp's tonnage rises 4.4% in 2017
    The Port of Antwerp handled 223.6 million metric tons of freight in 2017, a 4.4 percent increase and a record freight volume for the fifth ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 17, 2018
  • TANKERS: Severe US Gulf Coast weather delays tonnage, pressures freight
    The suspension of pilot services on US Gulf Coast maritime waterways Tuesday due to icy conditions, high winds and rough seas, has resulted in loading delays and lackluster trading on the Americas tanker markets.
  • Bullish fever in equities lifts oil futures higher
    NYMEX February crude fell to $63.50/b at one point, but turned into positive territory and settled at $63.97/b, up 24 cents.
  • INTERVIEW: Broker launches credit service to help buyers with higher costs
    Rising fuel bills in 2020 may cause problems for credit availability.
  • Malta, Piraeus bunker premiums to Med HSFO hit six-week highs
    Bunker fuel premiums in the Mediterranean to high sulfur fuel oil rose at the ports of Piraeus, Greece, and Malta on Tuesday due to a bearish fuel oil market.
  • TRADER NOTE: Bunker trader Christoffer Ahlqvist joins ScanOcean AB
    ScanOcean AB has appointed Christoffer Ahlqvist as head of trading, the company said Wednesday.
  • European refiners brace for challenges as margins start to slip
    Refiners on verge of run cuts, Margins fall as fuel oil, naphtha weaken sharply.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • South Korea's 2017 crude imports confirm diversification efforts
    Wide EFS, higher Mideast OSP differentials favor US crude intake
  • Singapore cracking margin against Dubai rises 6% on year in 2017
    The cracking margin against Dubai averaged $5.57/b in 2017, compared with an average of $5.24/b in 2016.
  • Oil spill from Iranian tanker Sanchi expands in East China Sea: report
    The tanker carrying around 960,000 barrels of South Pars condensate caught fire on January 6 after a collision with the CF Crystal
  • Republic of Congo seeks imminent OPEC membership
    - Most of the 300,000 b/d output from Congo is exported - Follows OPEC plans by Uganda, South Sudan - Chinese refineries main buyers of oil from Congo




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