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17 February 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:43 GMT+1

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 23, 2018
  • Taiwan protests ban from huge Norwegian pension fund investment portfolio
  • PSA container volume rises 9.8pc in 2017 to 74.2 million TEU
  • Drewry's box index up, and ready to spike ahead of Chinese New Year
  • Intra-Asia carriers augment India-China runs in multi-port loops
  • Iranian and HK ships collide off Japan, biggest oil spill since 1991
  • Two badly burned in tanker fire at anchor north of Mumbai
  • China Merchants, CMA CGM closer to Santos terminal purchase
  • 17 countries meet in Singapore for talks on combating piracy in Asia
  • Pirates release tanker and crew unharmed off Benin, West Africa
  • Emirates orders 36 A380s giving Airbus' big plane new lease on life
  • China hits Qantas, Delta website references to HK, Taiwan, Macau, Tibet
  • Bad weather disrupts air cargo on both sides of the Atlantic

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • "K" Line takes delivery of another technologically proficient coal carrier
  • "K" Line takes delivery of ultra-large containership
  • 'The budget should allocate funds to develop inland waterways for freight movement'
  • COSCO vessel first ever boxship to receive cyber-enabled status for energy management system
  • Global shipping industry, environmental organisations call for prohibiting carriage of non-compliant marine fuels from 2020
  • Liberia opens state-of-the-art maritime training institute
  • Milaha acquires largest container vessel
  • MSC announces new RoRo service to West Africa
  • Ship Agents Association of India registered
  • Wan Hai Lines to launch Japan Express service to Singapore, Malaysia
  • DP World & NIIF partner to create platform for investments in ports, transportation & logistics
  • 37th batch of Export Import Workshop in Feb.
  • CTL & BHP 2018 Conference & Expo opens today

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 23, 2018
  • LATAM Cargo
  • Oversized equipment to pass through Khorgos Gate
  • Senator focussing on Hamburg
  • LMTI inauguration in Liberia
  • Ever more freight at Leipzig/Halle airport
  • One toll device for seven countries
  • Two awards for Hamburg Süd
  • Torrea adds to his ATR responsibilities
  • More HGV block processing in Tyrol
  • Milaha building up fleet
  • BLG to work for furnishing giant
  • Etihad Airways terminates Teheran service
  • Call for ban on non-compliant marine fuels
  • Switzerland: Penthalaz rail centre inauguration
  • Emirates opens pharma corridors
  • Fiege managing good spirits
  • Year of change on Bertschi's top floor

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • Vessel operators push fuel ban scheme ahead of IMO meeting
  • ESPO warns against 'unlimited' ship waste disposal strategy
  • Sanchi oil spill has widened
  • SM Line begins move to Busan
  • Golar LNG Partners secures 15-year, floating rate FSRU charter
  • Keppel Corp in talks with Borr Drilling to offload rigs
  • Odfjell in four-tanker order
  • Winning Shipping actively expanded fleet in 2017
  • China Ore Shipping chooses Tianjin Xingang to build Vale ore carriers

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • Etihad pulls A330F fleet as US adds new security rules for Middle East airlines
  • Japanese carriers may need to rationalise merged box fleet as new ships arrive
  • Global shipping industry failing to fill the gender pay gap
  • PHOTOBLOG: BIFA 2018 Freight Service Awards
  • Some 40% of US DoT workers furloughed in government shutdown
  • Leveraging logistics to forecast trade trends
  • Innovation is nothing without distribution - Amazon's new automated stores
  • Heathrow names Chris Garton new chief operating officer
  • Raju Dhanhoa appointed as operations manager at ReBound

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • VIDEO: FSG launches Irish Ferries cruise ferry
  • Qatar based Milaha acquires its largest containership
  • Destination Gotland inks LNG fuel contract with Nauticor
  • Damen delivers five harbor tugs to Cuba
  • More owners of large vessels are opting for UV BWTS
  • IMO gets call for ban on carriage of high sulfur fuel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • Tanzania halts registration of new vessels
    Reports of five vessels arrested for drug trafficking prompts presidential order
  • European ports voice concern over changes to waste regime
    Espo warns that proposed revisions of the Port Reception Facilities Directive will overburden ports and create more pollution
  • The art of stock picking for shipping
    Trading shipping stocks is like buying and selling ships, but on steroids, while shipowners must master the art of when...
  • Norden to take delivery of a newbuilding supramax
    Danish shipowner and operator expects to take delivery of a second newbuilding supramax next month
  • 'Sleepy' LPG shipping markets beginning to stir
    Ethane Opal and buoyant chemicals trade boost smaller segments but VLGCs are more downbeat owing to delays of Mariner East...
  • Danish growth plan is too maritime focused
    Danes should be prepared to embrace disruption of the maritime business model long before 2025
  • Singapore bunker industry needs to up its game to stay ahead
    Local bunker trading firms need to look overseas for the next phase of growth, says IBIA regional manager Simon Neo
  • Denmark sets out blueprint for maritime growth
    New plan includes initiatives aimed at making Denmark a global frontrunner within tests of maritime autonomous technologies and maritime digitalisation...
  • Daily Briefing
    A rare spot market cargo underlines how global trading in liquefied natural gas is changing rapidly
  • Greens back calls for ban on carrying non-compliant fuel oil bunkers
    Proposal to be discussed at IMO next month does not cover ships carrying HSFO as cargo
  • Some owners say no to having refinery on ship
    Shipowners busy evaluating which is best way to meet 2020 sulphur regulations
  • Rates recover ahead of Asia-US east coast contract season
    Container volumes rise 7.9% to the US east and Gulf coasts in 2017, far outpacing the 1.3% rise to the...
  • DP World partners India infrastructure fund for investment platform
    Venture to invest up to $3bn on ports, terminals, transportation and logistics projects in India
  • DSME in talks to sell loss-making wind power plant unit
    Shipbuilder mulling the sale of 'some capabilities' at its wind power plant affiliate
  • Chinese shipping needs more talent, says Shanghai Shipping Exchange
    China aims to narrow its technology, financial and knowledge gap with the maritime sector of developed economies
  • Flemish authorities to fund nine projects at Antwerp port
    Move is part of a broader strategy to help develop mobility solutions at the four Flemish seaports
  • Sanchi oil spill trebles in size, say experts
    Most effective way to contain the spill said to be raising the vessel via a salvage operation
  • GMS criticises Norwegian fund decision
    Cash buyer says fund's decision fails to take into account improvements taking place at Bangladesh ship recycling yards
  • Keppel O&M in talks to sell rigs to Borr Drilling
    News comes after shipbuilder delivers its first of five rigs built for Borr Drilling earlier in January
  • Cosco Singapore meets threshold to buy Cogent
    Company has received acceptances to acquire more than 98% of shares in Cogent

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • Chinese container growth doubled in 2017
  • Asia-Europe airports post record, two-way freight volumes
  • Private ports shrink Chennai's market share
  • Mammoet expands heavy haul coverage in Spain
  • Supply chain visibility tech poses new questions for shippers
  • Indices tip India to light up logistics in 2018
  • As US demand rises, 3PLs see margins squeezed
  • Breakbulk carrier competition dampens multi-purpose vessel rates

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • UAE sets new rules set for tankers, bulkers
    Federal Transportation Authority puts restrictions on foreign-flagged ships.
  • Ship tied to Yamal LNG still headed to US
    Vessel owner confirms ship that loadedf rom
  • China oil majors to ship more petrol, gasoil
    Export quotas point to higher shipment levels in 2018, but cargoes may be more front-end loaded for year.
  • Cement carrier attacked by Somali pirates
    Vessel and crew are reported safe as attacking mother ship backs away in Gulf of Aden.
  • Ship inspections go on despite US shutdown
    US Coast Guard says routine non-essential services will see shutdown effects while FMC suspends all operations.
  • Kirby given bullish outlook into 2018
    Wells Fargo analyst upgrades Houston-based Jones Act tank barge operator.
  • Norden selling bulker from non-core fleet
    Danish owner shedding a vessel from the handysize segment which is outside its investment focus.
  • Diana Shipping gets raise on panamax hire
    Athens-based bulker owner hires out panamax for 2018 as freight rates hit seasonal soft patch.
  • Diana Containerships sells pair after wider deal fails
    Fresh $22m sale emerges after buyer pulls out of possible seven-ship purchase.
  • Latvian Shipping lends Vitol $348m
    Short-term loan to parent covers its 'group financial obligations'.
  • Tug held after losing power during tow
    Vessel breaks down while pulling another tug off Dover.
  • Hagland and North Sea form shipbroking joint venture in renewables
    Norwegian and Danish brokerages join up with what is expected to be a growth platform.
  • Gunvor eyes big spend on clean fuel
    Trader says it could invest hundreds of millions in Dutch refinery.
  • Milaha adds its biggest boxship
    Qatari owner snaps up German vessel as it expands its fleet.
  • PDVSA tanker cargo seized over debts
    Dutch lawyer confirms arrest of oil on Venezuela's Proteo in legal dispute.
  • South Korean yards tipped for upturn
    South Korean shipbuilders are expected to see improved conditions in 2018 as the market pulls back from one of the worst years in recent memory. Investment in new vessels spiked by almost 60% to $58.7bn in 2017, with tankers, bulkers and gas carriers all increasingly in demand, according to figures from Clarksons. Ship orders rise 15% from 2016 nadir Despite the improved order flow, the 902 ne
  • Nauticor to supply Gotland with LNG fuel
    Swedish ferry owner signs up for bunkers for new ro-pax.
  • Denmark outlines growth blueprint to 2025
    Government wants to be a "power hub" for technology and digitalisation.
  • Scrapping slumps despite climb in demolition prices
    India again tops recycling table as tankers' total doubles while dry cargo tally tumbles
  • SITC now expects 50% profit jump
    Boxship market moved definitively in owner's favour last year.
  • Bulker owners enjoying 'Goldilocks' pricing
    Dry cargo asset values on the rise but market is neither too hot or too cold, Pareto says.
  • More groups back carriage ban for non-compliant fuels
    Intertanko and others want to see prohibition enter force in 2020 with sulphur cap.
  • Fleet utilisation falls at Prosafe
    Cypriot owner had 36% of floatels operating in fourth quarter.
  • Uy's CLC orders up to four ro-paxes
    Firm order plus three options inked at Japan's Kegoya Dock.
  • Fredriksen sells trio of bulkers from Seatankers fleet
    Tycoon has sold three on the water ships after growing newbuilding orderbook.
  • DP World deal deepens ties between Emirates and India
    New $3bn project comes just three months after Abu Dhabi Investment Authority investment in Indian fund.
  • Bohai Ferry contracts new ro-pax in China
    Domestic owner picks Shandong Huanghai for latest passengership.
  • Klaveness pool results 'well above' forecast
    Norwegian group says supramaxes and panamaxes prospering in volatile markets.
  • Tanzania suspends ship registration
    Overseas vessels barred from joining flag after series of drugs seizures.
  • Sembcorp Marine shares continue to surge higher
    Upgrade and positive sentiment from management at investor conference driving up stock.
  • Work on Sanchi black box to start Monday
    Meanwhile, China has defended its efforts to save the crew of sunken NITC suezmax tanker.
  • Keppel Corp confirms talks with Borr Drilling
    However, Singapore rig builder says no definitive agreement has been reached between the two parties.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • Port Authority of Strasbourg inks cooperative services agreement with HAROPA
    The Port Authority of Strasbourg (PAS) in France and port operator HAROPA of the Port of Le Havre have inked an agreement regarding four ar...
  • Commerce submits results of aluminum import investigation to Trump
    The U.S. Commerce Department has completed its investigation into the effect of wrought and unwrought aluminum imports on U.S. national sec...
  • Info-X, INTTRA combine to integrate booking with TMS
    Ocean shipping software provider INTTRA has expanded its partnership with the freight forwarding software provider Info-X, to let customers...
  • USTR: China uses status as WTO member to become 'dominant' trade player
    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative's annual report released last week on China's compliance with World Trade Organization obligati...
  • SMC³ adds small-package rating capabilities to LTL platforms
    Technology and logistics solutions provider SMC³ has expanded its less-than-truckload (LTL) rating and auditing solution platforms, RateWar...
  • Survey: Shipping volumes expected to rise in 2018, rate increases a concern
    Nearly 76 percent of shippers surveyed expect their shipment volumes to increase in 2018, according to the results of a newly released indu...
  • NAFTA negotiations to continue this week despite government shutdown
    The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) will participate in NAFTA negotiations as scheduled this week in Montreal, even if the g...
  • Port of Vancouver USA board votes to kill lease for proposed oil export terminal
    The Port of Vancouver USA is on the verge of killing a proposed project that would have potentially brought hundreds of thousands of crude ...
  • Environmental, maritime organizations call for carriage ban on non-compliant ship fuel
    A group of leading environmental and maritime shipping organizations have called for the prohibition of transporting non-compliant marine f...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 22, 2018
  • Libyan output set to rise as Wintershall reopens As-Sarah field
    Libya is set for a 50,000 b/d boost in its crude oil output as the Wintershall-operated As-Sarah field was restarted late Sunday, sources with knowledge of the matter said over the weekend.
  • Crude futures rise slightly after Senate moves to end US government shutdown
    NYMEX February crude rose 12 cents to $63.49/b Monday after the US Senate advanced a measure to reopen the federal government, ending, for now, a shutdown that had stretched into its third day.
  • Global economic recovery seen offsetting more US supply, seasonal weakness
    A busy week on the economic calendar will test whether the risk-on rally that has upended global markets for equities, bonds, currencies -- along with commodities, including oil -- can stay alive.
  • Bad weather curtails Malta bunkering operations: port authority
    Rough weather in the Mediterranean around Malta has restricted bunkering operations at the island, although this is now easing and operations are expected to return to normal overnight, a spokesman for the port authority said Monday evening.
  • Japan bunker fuel operations slowed by adverse weather
    Bunker fuel operations in Japan were heard to be limited Monday, with heavy snow and windy conditions slowing down activities, Japan based traders said Monday.
  • Support grows for IMO fuel oil carriage ban
    The proposal is due to be discussed at a meeting of the IMO's sub-committee on pollution prevention and response in February.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • OPEC/non-OPEC coalition eyes continued oil market management beyond 2018
    "my guidance to my colleagues is that we should not limit our efforts to 2018."
  • FUTURES: Crude up on rising optimism, lower rig counts
    Saudi energy minister Khalid al-Falih said overall compliance was at 129% in December and 107% for the whole of 2017.

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