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18 October 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:51 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
  • China retaliates against Trump's move to slap tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese goods
  • UBS chairman says China-US trade row not yet a 'trade war'
  • HK's Seaspan repays loans on six containerships ahead of public share offering
  • Cosco's terminal volumes in August jump 12pc driven by 32pc growth at oversea ports
  • GAC Hong Kong appointed as Far East supply chain partner by Duuri Oy
  • NYK makes Dow Jones Sustainability Index for 16th in a row
  • UPS introduces new business strategy to boost future earnings
  • Cathay, Boeing to donate world's 1st 777 to aviation museum in Arizona
  • China needs 200 new freighters by 2037 due to e-commerce growth: Boeing
  • New high-tech cargo building opens at Salalah airport in Oman

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • Iran's own fleet of tankers may provide lifeline for its crude & condensate exports
  • Mystic Shipping facilitates loading of longest windmill blades for the first time ever from India at Deendayal Port
  • Seahorse Ship Agencies contributes towards Kerala flood relief
  • INDIAN PORTS ASSOCIATION TRAFFIC HANDLED AT MAJOR PORTS
  • JNPT condoles the death of former Chairperson Anna Malhotra
  • Swachhata Hi Seva & Swachha Bharat Abhiyan Pakhwada, 2018 flagged off at Mumbai Port Trust
  • NTC Logistics handles shipment of longest windmill blades from Deendayal Port to Thailand
  • Cotton crop & supply maintained at same level
  • Export growth in double-digits, but liquidity crunch & trade deficit remain concerns: FIEO President

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
  • Logistics centre as a capital asset
  • All-electric HGV starts field trials
  • Taking on tasks for Musashi Europe
  • Funding for railfreight revival package
  • Jet Aviation forms own APAC unit
  • Swings and roundabouts for Europe's freight airports in July
  • Viking setting sail from Adabiya
  • Creating more streamlined operations
  • ATR selects CEO from own workforce
  • Dangerous goods digitally declared
  • MOL and Marubeni in Russian Far East
  • Extension to serve Berlin and Brandenburg
  • Bicil becomes an imperialist
  • India pressing ahead with railway electrification
  • K Line remains a Dow Jones Index component
  • Air Albania takes to the skies
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Seko Logistics snaps up major stake in Omni-Channel...

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • Trade war risks redefining the shipping industry
  • Misdeclared cargoes set to get a tech-savvy fix
  • Marine insurance broking mega deal may disrupt underwriters' premium plans
  • Evergreen forced to deny CMA CGM takeover reports
  • Antong Holding raises capital to expand box ship fleet
  • Marine insurer slams 'criminal' lack of African IUMI members
  • Hull chief warns of need for experience amid troubled conditions
  • Yangzijiang and Mitsui join forces to boost competitiveness
  • More fire breaks needed on mega container vessels, says expert
  • Mitsui & Co goes to Imabari for large bulker pair

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • The day I went to prison...
  • Backhaul capacity crisis fears as more Asia-North Europe sailings are blanked
  • Qatar Airways blames $69m loss on 'illegal' blockade by Gulf neighbours
  • Bullish FedEx reports rising profits as 'the world loves to travel and trade'
  • Market Insight: Expeditors a tempting target as Alibaba eyes getting under Trump's skin
  • Claire Capaccioli is new freight and customs procedures trainer at Bifa
  • BMW to shut UK Mini plant for at least a month on Brexit day
  • Is UPS's transformation plan really that transformational?
  • China will hit back at Trump's latest trade war tariffs

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • Navy awards contract mods for three more Littoral Combat Ships
  • Bayonne Dry Dock poised for major expansion
  • DNV GL awards Chinese shipbuilder AiP for very large ethane carrier
  • Incat Crowther to design 20 m monohull for South African military
  • Bio-Sea BWTS successfully installed in CMA CGM flagship
  • SENER designs innovative LNG bunkering unit for Panfino

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • North Carolina ports to reopen 'by the end of the week'
    The North Carolina Ports Authority will co-ordinate directly with vessel operators and agents as operations recommence by the end of...
  • China slaps 10% tariff on US gas imports
    Liquefied natural gas was originally slated for a 25% tariff in a list published last month, suggesting room for further...
  • Move revealed to review 2020 sulphur regulations
    The proposal by BIMCO, Panama, Liberia and Marshall Islands among others calls for an experience building phase that would not...
  • ICS offers guidance on preparing for sulphur cap
    ICS publishes new guidance on preparation for compliance with 2020 sulphur cap
  • UK box haulage squeeze is 'a consequence of structural decline'
    Geest Line's Jeremy Bristow says the trucking sector is of 'chronically poor health'
  • Noble to sell more bulkers under restructure
    Focus for new company will be on coal, coke, aluminium and liquefied natural gas
  • IUMI: Trade wars will bring risk and opportunity for shipping
    Tariff conflict 'just another type of disruption' and will mean opportunities for some, according to former British prime minister's EU...
  • Dry bulk owners remain upbeat about the market
    Overall orderbook remains at historically low levels, adding to the optimism in the market
  • Shipping investment trust targets $250m in London IPO
    EnTrustPermal seeks to float 250m shares of new investment trust Blue Ocean Maritime Income at $1 per share
  • Maersk containership navigates Arctic route
    Venta Maersk is due to dock in Bremerhaven, Germany, on September 22
  • Maersk prepares for further integration of business
    Maersk has achieved its goal of finding solutions for its energy businesses and is now looking to deeper integration of...
  • Fall in Australian wheat exports aids tonne-miles
    Asian buyers will have to look further afield for supplies, helping to boost tonne-miles in the process
  • Box port outlook dims amid trade war clouds
    The US pursuit of a level playing field on trade has led it to impose a 10% levy on a...
  • UK court confirms right to contract out of responsibility for concurrent delay
    Decision confirms that there is no rule of law preventing parties to shipbuilding contracts from agreeing how to allocate responsibility...
  • BW chief defends 'very generous' offer for Dorian
    Mr Sohmen-Pao confirms there have been some discussions between BW and Dorian, but the latter has yet to give a...
  • China retaliates after US imposes $200bn of new tariffs
    The Port of Los Angeles expects that a substantial part of its trade would be at risk from the new...
  • Daily Briefing
    Hull rates now 'unsustainable' | Lloyd's will 'invite' closure of unprofitable marine lines | Safety and regulation dominate ocean hull...
  • Scorpio tanker targeted by armed gang off Guinea
    The four assailants opened fire but the none of the crew was reported injured as they took cover in the...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • US port, rail service normalizing post hurriance, but I-95 delays persist
  • UP's precision railroading effort raises shipper concern
  • India private ports besting public in transshipment volume
  • US ports embrace 'smart equipment' to cut cost, boost efficiency
  • Contract US truck rate growth to slow, but still climb, in 2019
  • Eastbound trans-Pacific volume strength fades early
  • Flexport's ascent raises valuation and volume questions

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • WISTA opens in Portugal
    Association continues to grow in South America.
  • BW Offshore FPSO produces first oil off Gabon
    BW Adolo achieves first oil in mid-September, 18 months after initial investment.
  • Empire strikes tanker deal backed by Cargill
    Jan Dieleman's plan to grow trader's tanker fleet takes fresh step in partnership with Greek shipowner Stamatis Molaris.
  • Maersk Tankers sells veteran to continue fleet renewal
    Private Danish shipowner confirms 2002-built vessel has been divested.
  • Bulk owners are optimistic, but say dangers still lurk
    Trade wars, emerging markets, fuel prices and a strong US dollar keeping owners awake Marine Money panel hears.
  • Shipowners trial Northern Sea Route as Arctic trade opens up
    Weather conditions this year prove that ice can still disrupt but climate change and political will is slowly driving change
  • Diana Shipping bond marks first use of Oslo capital markets
    Bulker owner makes early move to refinance baby bond with potential $125m purse.
  • Veteran Faroes cargoship holed in grounding
    Fame damaged in incident off Harris and Lewis in Scotland.
  • Insolvency not ruled out for Uljanik
    Other options include finding a new strategic partner for troubled Croatian shipbuilder.
  • Top Ships spells out net asset value
    Nasdaq-listed shipowner reveals what it sees as vast discount in its share price.
  • Portuguese dockers' strike to hit boxships
    Samskip slaps surcharges on boxes after stevedores walk out.
  • BULL taken off Pertamina blacklist
    Indonesian tanker owner resumes work for oil major after document row.
  • Scorpio Tankers chops management fees
    Move follows example of sibling and is not a call on market recovery, sources say.
  • Vitol buys Cheniere LNG cargoes over 15 years
    Trader and owner taking 0.7m tonnes of gas per year from US producer.
  • Noble to seal bulker sales as plan for new company emerges
    Kamsarmax disposals raise $95m as creditors set to cancel $1.8bn of debt while pumping in extra $800m.
  • Bimco advises on scrubber water discharge
    Owners' organisation says many states still coming up with rules for effluent disposal.
  • S&P backs UK P&I Club with A rating
    Agency says insurer has proven access to capital after it redeemed $100m bond.
  • US shutdown of Iranian crude exports 'will fail'
    Sanctions will not work due to lack of other oil sources, according to Iran's OPEC governor.
  • Lloyd Fonds lines up Michael Schmidt as CIO
    New investment chief will spearhead asset manager's fresh open-end fund direction.
  • NGM Energy tipped to scrap two tankers
    Greek shipowner believed to be selling a VLCC and an aframax.
  • Sovcomflot heads to Russia's Far East for tall ships regatta
    All eyes were on the Russian port of Vladivostok last week as world leaders took to the stage at the Eastern Economic Forum and the SCF Far East Tall Ships Regatta. Russian shipowner Sovcomflot (SCF Group) is the main sponsor of the regatta, which was held in the city for the first time. It did not disappoint both in colour and spectacle, boasting an unprecedented line up of heads of state from C
  • UK warns over accidental CO2 release
    Probe blames inadequate maintenance for incidents on two ro-ros.
  • Tanker tonics in price, rates and production talks
    Rise in VLCC resale values, time charter discussions and a possible bump in oil output are helpful for the tanker market, analysts say.
  • Skuld chief upbeat on Lloyd's syndicate despite heavy losses
    Stale Hansen says P&I and hull have benefited from synergies at Lloyd's, and he sees further opportunities as more capacity moves out of marine
  • YZJ forms new Panama venture with Mitsui & Co
    Chinese and Japanese partners aiming to diversify with $13m investment.
  • Hyundai Mipo inks $61m ro-pax order
    Korean yard to hand over ship to Seaworld Express in 2020.
  • Rate fears cast shadow over IUMI gathering
    Insurance conference hears premiums no longer cover risk.
  • Ballast water management was "a complete pig's breakfast"
    Andreas Sohmen-Pao takes exception to bad regulation, but feels scrubbers have been handled much better.
  • Ernst Russ expanding boxship fleet
    German asset manager says two more vessels coming following launch of feedership joint venture last year; further buys sought.
  • Chinese newcomer inks ultramax newbuilding
    Shishi Dingxin Shipping launches business with bulker contract at Wuhu.
  • Trump slaps additional 10% tariffs on $200bn in Chinese goods
    Port of Los Angeles is expected to see a softer fourth quarter as shipments fall in the wake of an escalating tariff war.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 18, 2018
  • Crude settles higher after early gains
    The oil complex held onto early gains to settle higher on Tuesday amid market concerns over
  • Iran's oil exports show surprise rebound in first half of Sep
    Oil exports from Iran showed a surprise rebound in the first half of September from the same period in August, preliminary tanker tracking data showed
  • Sinopec makes moves into Canada refining sector joining Alberta indigenous project
    China's state-run refiner Sinopec plans to build and operate a refining facility in Alberta, Canada within the next decade, in a move that could help maximize
  • Russia's Novak says oil prices of $70-80/b partly due to sanctions, supply risks
    Current global oil prices at around $70-80/b are due to the volatile situation on the market and include a premium for risks associated with sanctions
  • Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh to skip OPEC/non-OPEC Algiers meeting
    Iranian oil minister Bijan Zanganeh will not attend the OPEC/non-OPEC monitoring committee meeting in Algiers this weekend, having vehemently opposed
  • Russia's Transneft says loadings at Primorsk suspended on works until Sat
    Loadings at the Baltic Sea port of Primorsk have been suspended until Saturday due to maintenance
  • Bunker operations resume in Hong Kong after Typhoon Mangkhut
    Bunker operations at the port of Hong Kong resumed Tuesday after being suspended over the weekend and Monday due to Typhoon Mangkhut




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