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Sched Netweb site
MAY 25, 2018
  • River Elbe dredging delays weaken Hamburg against rival ports
  • April boosts Savannah's volume up 7.1pc to 356,700 TEU
  • Morgan Stanley says NAFTA risks still lie in Mexican peso
  • Maersk hikes US-West African rate by US$50/TEU from June 5
  • Brisbane container trade in March flat on previous month
  • European Commission looks to block US sanctions on Iran
  • CWT Globelink opens in Saudi Arabia and Mauritius
  • Biofuels to become viable low-cost ship fuel, says study
  • Maritime Port Authority of S'pore warns smoke polluters
  • Marshall Islands Registry opens office in Busan
  • 'Changes in shipping to push oil to US$90/barrel by 2020'
  • Cargolux buys 747Fs to build flexible capacity in its fleet
  • Once written off as dead, 747s come back as freighters
  • Hactl again wins Air Cargo Handler of the Year award

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • At last - the much-awaited "cabotage relaxation" is here
  • Maersk welcomes relaxation of cabotage
  • MSC optimises Transpacific USWC network
  • Govt. increases import duty on wheat to 30 pc
  • Jawaharlal Nehru Port celebrating 29th anniversary on a high
  • Connectivity & greater economic integration of the North East with ASEAN crucial for long-term progress: Vice-President
  • DHL launches innovative road transportation across India
  • Logistics all set to become the largest infrastructure jobs engine for India, says report
  • Commerce Minister releases strategy paper on computer software & electronics exports

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 25, 2018
  • Starting 2018 with verve
  • Africa to tackle road safety crisis
  • Paris and London with new and renewed services
  • End of the road for Canadian short line railway
  • Better connections for Lancashire port
  • Aflas award for European port complex
  • Winds of change for DTC
  • Moscow SVO ready to welcome more Asian freight
  • 82 UWC cars replace 100 standard platforms
  • High throughput levels - on the brink
  • First parts warehouse for Volvo Car India
  • New CFO for Lytx
  • European aircraft builders conform to WTO ruling
  • Med-Montreal Express on the horizon
  • Safe transport for oversized heavy transformers
  • Cargo-partner cooperates with Chinese luxury brand

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IHS Maritimeweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • Woman in Maritime: making their mark
  • ZIM falls victim to rising bunker fuel prices despite revenue surge
  • Spanish competition authority sets tough conditions on Trasmediterranea sale
  • Tallink goes for secondary Helsinki Stock Exchange listing
  • Crude tanker owners could see rates fillip as China splurges on US crude
  • FSL Trust gets USD18 million refinancing, issues USD7.25 million bond
  • North P&I chief warns on premium rate struggle
  • Japanese and Korean-built MR tankers maintain asset values
  • Increased transparency in ship recycling aims to raise standards

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The Loadstarweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • Fear of missing out is driving supply chain technology revolution
  • It's no 'silver bullet', but blockchain can forge stronger supply chain links
  • The price is right for GSAs, but could they do better?
  • E-commerce boom brings operational challenges for bigger airlines
  • Union Pacific chief hails GE-Wabtec railroad deal
  • Truck drivers protest rising fuel prices in Brazil
  • David Harman appointed cargo manager, Switzerland, at Emirates SkyCargo
  • Eric Martin-Neuville to head global forwarding as Geodis revamps regional network

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • Vard books order for stern trawler
  • Bomin rolls out Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel Oil
  • New Seastreak high-speed commuter ferry part of NY Harbor resurgence
  • Kings Point to have a new Superintendent
  • Massachusetts and Rhode Island offshore wind projects move forward
  • Crowley promotes Tim Bush to VP and deputy general counsel
  • Wärtsilä successfully tests enhanced navigation system
  • Autonomous box ship to get autonomous container handling solution
  • Ingalls Shipbuilding promotes Weldon to VP supply chain management
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo to equip world's first LNG fueled fishing vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • StealthGas sells three ships as asset prices firm up
    Nasdaq-listed owner slips into a first-quarter loss on higher bunker and ballasting costs
  • Chinese leasing encounters a slow start to 2018
    Executives from ICBC Leasing, Bocomm Leasing, CMB Leasing and AVIC Leasing are divided on whether they should be more engaged...
  • Zim follows the pack to first-quarter loss
    Updated: Irrational supply side is contrary to basic laws of economics, Zim says
  • HMM pulls out of transatlantic trades
    Weak market conditions lead to exit from North Atlantic services
  • Awilco bullish on second-half spot LNG shipping markets
    Oslo Axess-listed owner predicts more upside on rising seaborne trade requirement after returning to profitability
  • North P&I Club slips into the red
    Declines seen in premium income and combined ratio
  • Inmarsat's loss is a political win for the US
    The IMO's nod of approval to Iridium points to the larger considerations at play for maritime satellite communications
  • Inmarsat says IMO's maritime safety decision 'does not change landscape'
    Update: Iridium's focus is now on implementation phase following IMO's recognition as a satellite provider
  • Growing potential for US ban on Venezuela oil imports
    Venezuela's oil supply chain was already under strain earlier this month amid issues with ConocoPhillips, with severe loading delays at...
  • India to permit foreign container vessels for coastal operations
    India has eased its cabotage law to allow foreign-flagged container vessels to offer coastal services, a move considered a significant...
  • Euroseas hints at M&A as dry bulk listing gets SEC approval
    Euroseas and EuroDry could be attractive to other small or large private fleets looking for opportunities to grow and obtain...
  • Lloyd's List 2018 Americas Awards winners announced
    Maersk, Norton Rose Fulbright and International Seaways were among the winners and highly-commended companies celebrated for their outstanding contribution to...
  • Lloyd's List launches 2018 South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards
    Nominations for the Lloyd's List South Asia, Middle East and Africa Awards 2018 close on August 30 and winners will...
  • Viewpoint: Gradations of autonomy
    We need to be clear about what it is we mean by our definitions of autonomy, between the robots being...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • US shippers hitting capacity barriers on rail, road
  • Oakland Portal's goal is comprehensive view of cargo, terminal info, ships
  • US paper, forest products export outlook improves
  • All intermodal contracts booked up for Southern California 2018 peak
  • Vancouver changes designed to prevent congestion, drayage-related delays
  • Why shippers, not truckers, hold the key to US truck capacity

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • Singapore Shipping sees better earnings
    Results for fourth quarter and full year improve amid higher revenue.
  • DSD's bus division props up revenue as shipping dips
  • NAT could sell one-third of its tankers if financing plan fails
    Realities of Hansson company's financial fix contrast with owner's optimism as clock ticks on recapitalisation
  • North looks to diversify as tonnage and profits rise
  • There's nothing for shipping to applaud in US reversal on Iran
    White House renewal of sanctions will only push Tehran into the embrace of Russia and China
  • Unprecedented run of big claims hits West of England profitability
    After a string of good years, annual surplus falls $2m, with $28m underwriting loss
  • China's Great Wall challenge is a winner
  • Bulk carrier resales swell fleet at China Minsheng
    Rapidly growing Beijing outfit is set to take delivery of six newbuilds that it has been keeping quiet about for a year
  • MSC chief says it has no need for more boxship or cruise tonnage
    Container carrier consolidation has failed to kick-start freight market, says Diego Aponte
  • HMM deploys new pair on South American trades
  • IRISL newbuilds delayed amid Trump sanctions
    Iran's national carrier could be severely affected by US measures amid rising tensions
  • Mercy Ships says 'merci'
  • First JMU LNG order nears its delivery
  • Novatek set to take control of Arctic LNG shipping
    New venture will cut costs and fuel Russia's domestic industries as it follows the 'Qatari model' for an LNG shipping company
  • PLN finds partners but struggles on Gorontalo
  • Cheniere talks direct to owners on period cover
  • Total chases FSRU to fuel power station in Myanmar
  • Imabari LNG carrier order 'cancelled' by partnership
    Newbuilding inked by Japanese interests against long-term business with Mitsui & Co will not be needed
  • North Sea PSV term rates rise 40% year on year
  • Suicide puts focus on increasing mental health issues for crews
    Flag-state accident report concludes death on a cruiseship was suicide as industry concern over seafarer isolation mounts
  • China scrap ban will not delay HKC ratification
  • North of England P&I club warns of 2020 charter disputes deluge
  • Academies' responses to sexual assault can teach shipping a lesson
    Our industry hasn't had its #MeToo moment yet, but data from US maritime colleges reinforces the fact that we must not let victims of sexual violence suffer in silence
  • Surging bunker prices help widen two-tier tanker market
    Eco vessels are coming into their own as rising fuel costs bite chunks from charterers' profits
  • Trafigura, Stena and Gotland among Wisby's major fleet partners
  • AET targets major jump in size of its dual-fuel fleet
    Malaysian tanker operator says LNG dual-fuelled ships are the way forward, although it wants charters to back them up
  • Dr Peters sells VLCCs to Pakistan
  • Wisby rises from humble origins to top Swedish tanker outfit
    Seafarer colleagues swapped from sea to shore with the help of two ski boot bags
  • Sporty Heidmar duo scale new heights for seafarers
  • Nova set to ink woodchip carrier order at Chengxi
    Singapore shipowner plans $264m project at China State Shipbuilding Corp yard
  • LT Ugland rebrands as MX Bulk Management
  • Cargill in talks with CDB FL for mini-cape newbuildings
    Commodity giant planning for more after first set ordered at Huangpu Wenchong
  • CSL returns to China for first bulker newbuilds in six years
  • StealthGas returns to red in first quarter
    The Harry Viafas-led owner posts loss in great part due to $3.8m impairment hit.
  • A day in the life: Zoe Anastassopoulou
    To earn her shore wings, Zoe Anastassopoulou needs to get her sea legs
  • Taking command: the Philippines' first female master
  • Female faces forge path for tomorrow's leaders
    Women in maritime speak of their experiences and have some advice for business leaders looking for an edge
  • Moody's negative on International Seaways
    Ratings agency says soft rates will likely continue in over-supplied markets.
  • Cobelfret set to exit handysize bulker sector
    Double sale would see the shipowner focus on larger dry cargo asset classes.
  • Zim plunges to wider first quarter loss
    Israeli line gets off to weaker start despite all-time high volumes.
  • Greek shipping brings in $10.71bn and more
    Union of Greek Shipowners says foreign exchange earnings do not show full contribution.
  • Greece expects Russian yard, shipping JVs
    Advisor to PM Tsipras says country ready to sign cooperation deals.
  • CoscoCS studies Brazilian yard opportunities
    Chinese state group exploring potential for "longer-term relations."
  • Faerder closes in on securing eight-vessel order at DSIC
    Norwegian executive set to close debut shipowning move with Chinese newbuilding contract.
  • Increase in charter rates spurs Greek box players into action
    Procopiou reactivates laid-up vessel, while Dioryx lines up benchmark sale in classic panamax boxships sector
  • Price of modern capesize bulkers on the rise
    Shortage of tonnage for sale and expectations of stronger market influencing values.
  • 275 more jobs to go at Philly Shipyard
    US shipbuilder notifies authorities of lay-offs starting in July.
  • Maersk Line boosts Canadian links
    Danish owner starts direct calls at Montreal and Halifax as demand grows.
  • Meadway: bulker death probe continuing
    Greek owner cooperating fully in Poland after two suspected cases of malaria.
  • Awilco LNG says rates to rise in second half
    Norwegian owner posts profit as spot market moves in its favour.
  • U-Ming profit rises on higher revenue
    Earnings up in first quarter for Taiwanese bulker owner.
  • FWN Rapide crew released by pirates
    Eleven seafarers end four weeks in captivity, as product tanker is targeted in same waters.
  • FWN Rapide crew reportedly released by pirates
    Eleven seafares end four weeks in captivity, as product tanker is targeted in same waters.
  • Eagle soars while DryShips dwells in cellar
    Webber's semi-annual governance "scorecard" once again details who's been naughty and nice.

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American Shipperweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • Port of NY/NJ has record volume with import decline
    Cargo volumes at the Port of New York and New Jersey, the busiest cargo gateway on the U.S. East Coast and third largest in the country, co...
  • Crane sails from Germany to Ireland
    A fully assembled Liebherr mobile harbor crane has been delivered by sea to the Shannon Foynes Port Company. The LHM 420 traveled from Lie...
  • Neopanamax cranes land at Port of Wilmington
    North Carolina Ports announced that Neopanamax cranes have arrived at the Port of Wilmington. The cranes allow the Port of Wilmington, whi...
  • OmniTRAX Energy Solutions reopens Texas silos
    OmniTRAX Energy Solutions (OES) reopened three silos at its terminal in Cotulla, Texas, during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to add 15...
  • Truckstop.com and Chainalytics team up
    Truckstop.com and Chainalytics have partnered to combine contract and spot rates from both their databases into a single product. Accordin...
  • BIS, State post final rules for Munitions List shift
    The Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department on Thursday published complementary proposed rules t...
  • Commerce eyes auto imports after China cuts tariffs
    The Commerce Department on Wednesday started an investigation into the national security impacts of global automobile imports, one day afte...
  • MPC picks up three more feeder ships
    Fast-growing containership owner and operator MPC Container Ships has purchased three more feeder vessels for a total consideration of $33....
  • ATA: Truck tonnage rebounds in April
    Domestic truck tonnage rebounded in April after two months of sequential declines, according to the latest reading of the American Trucking...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 24, 2018
  • Crude settles lower, but comfortable in current range
    The oil complex drifted lower Thursday in the wake of talk that OPEC and Russia could discuss the easing of output cuts at their upcoming June meeting
  • UK considers extending marine emissions control area
  • US willing to talk about Iran sanctions, unwilling to waive them: officials
    Iran has boosted its oil production by nearly 1 million b/d since the nuclear deal lifted Western sanctions in January 2016.
  • SEA\LNG expects number of LNG bunker barges to double by 2020
    "The bulk LNG infrastructure is largely built, what remains are the last mile, in which the industry is showing a growing appetite to invest," Keller said.
  • FUTURES: Crude falls on surprise US crude stock build
    "Crude oil prices fell slightly as ongoing geopolitical risks were briefly upstaged by an unexpected gain in inventories in the US," analysts from ANZ Research said.




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