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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
  • China is set to block US at G20 from winning allies in trade war
  • Transpac rates more than double from last year in rush to beat tariffs
  • Trump: May's Brexit deal limits UK's ability to make US trade pact
  • IMO secretary-general wins nod to stay on for a second 4-year term
  • CEVA dispatches truck from China to Europe - 10-15 days door to door
  • MSC announces US to Trinidad & Tobago destination THC increase
  • BIMCO's plan to add cyber security to charter accords wins backing
  • Canadian National president Ruest is named railroader of the year
  • Students graduate from NYK-TDG Maritime Academy in Manila
  • Bigger vessels go north-south as mega ships dominate Asia-Europe
  • Boeing crash in Indonesia a result of lax safety, faulty systems
  • E-freight and e-AWBs: How much longer can we wait for compliance
  • Intradco, Turkish Cargo move 4 rescued lions to African reserve
  • Turkish Airlines to add another three 777Fs to its growing fleet
  • Government to sell loss-making Air India ground handler AIATSL
  • Kenya to implement TIACA's air cargo quality system

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • Teamglobal Logistics becomes an Authorized Economic Operator (AEO)
  • World's first iVLOC delivered
  • Protocol signed for export of fish meal & fish oil to China
  • Paradip Port working towards new high
  • Revision of rail schedule for dangerous cargo in Saudi Arabia
  • V. O. Chidambaranar Port handles its largest parcel size vessel
  • NTC Group sends relief materials for the cyclone-hit people of Tiruvarur & Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu
  • Trial run on the new highway from China to Europe
  • Textiles industry urged to prepare roadmap to tap export market
  • AMTOI set to celebrate 20th Foundation Day
  • MoU inked to provide businesses better access to trade data

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2018
  • Optimistically into next year
  • Cameroon: Ring road to improve freight transport
  • Eastern European specialist expanding in Minsk
  • SOL adds call to another Finnish port
  • Init establishes bridgehead in Ireland
  • Logistics for toys
  • Emirates helps Cross Counter to cross continents
  • Four Canadian railways honoured for safety efforts
  • More inland navigation capacities for Rhenus
  • Goodman acquires UK site for logistics
  • New Chinese cargo carrier receives first B737-400F
  • Teesport reaps dividends from busier shipping lines
  • Giving birth to giant tanker fleet
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Maxima 40 CC augments NRS fleet
  • GS Group supplying Posten Norge
  • Paris Vatry banking on international experience
  • Swiss flag ship on Japans roads

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • Ocean Network Express CEO admits what went wrong and unveils recovery strategy
  • Crowley to merge shipping and logistics in new year vertical integration plan
  • Buoyant HMM unveils ambitious market share target with new ULCVs
  • Bangladesh exports to Europe can take flight via new truck service to Kolkata
  • Market insight: Where will the steady gaze of Geodis become fixed next?
  • DHL avoids involvement in Atlas pilots dispute, despite protest at US HQ
  • British prosecutors secure more convictions in Bertling bribery case
  • Under the radar: About Japan's Ocean Network Express and its troubles
  • Carousel Logistics appoints Thomas Griese and Marcel Andriessen to the board

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • Vigor Marine wins $10.8 million T-AKE 11 contract
  • Rolls-Royce gets AIP for hybrid propulsion system for tugs
  • Wärtsilä introduces "small but mighty" high speed engine
  • VIDEO: Matson welcomes first of four new ships to Hawaii
  • This VLOC is not just big, it's intelligent too
  • VIDEO: Automaker eyes wind powered ships to cut supply chain carbon
  • MJP books first order for new X series waterjets
  • MHI Vestas Offshore Wind makes first U.S. market hire
  • Stena Line starts construction of third Irish Sea E-Flexer RoPax
  • PPG introduces new marine coatings in U.S. and Canada

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • John Costain is leaving Knot Offshore
    Board chairman Trygve Seglem said he was pleased with the development of the partnership under Mr Costain's tenure
  • Laskaridis eyes foray into tankers
    Greek owner confirms sextet of recent buys for dry bulk and reefer fleet, but is looking at further diversification
  • Moore Stephens sees 'no impact' for shipping from London merger
    Multinational accountancy and advisory network aims to identify successor firm to replace London team joining BDO
  • This time, it's different?
    The outlook for shipping is largely a question of how long-term your view is
  • Brazilian box trade to grow 5% in 2019
    Brazil is expected to make a comeback in the new year after a turbulent 2018
  • Star Bulk in $50m share buy-back scheme
    The dry bulk operator said the repurchase programme could include private transactions
  • Höegh LNG increases third-quarter profits
    Profits of the largest floating storage regasification unit operator climb in the third quarter as time charter revenues grow
  • US ports call for more multimodal funding
    Earlier this year, the AAPA identified more than $20bn in multimodal needs for public port authorities alone over the next...
  • Ukraine accuses Russia of blocking key ports
    Russia denies it is blocking access to Ukraine's Berdyansk and Mariupol seaports as international tension persists
  • Shin Yang Shipping boosted by improved domestic volumes
    Narrowing margins on tugs and barge operations weigh on profits
  • Posco ties up with Brunei for LNG projects
    Joint exploration of Brunei fields is an incentive for tie-up
  • Viewpoint: Smoke signals
    An agency ought to be providing masters with some sort of global analysis of the prosecution risk
  • HMM banks on efficiency gains from new fleet
    HMM looks to economies of scale as it increases its capacity on rising volumes
  • Daily Briefing
    Diamond S agrees $1.65bn merger with Capital Product Partners | Warning of ports chaos under 'no deal' Brexit | Maersk...
  • Moody's assigns Baa3 rating to Minsheng Leasing
    The move is expected to provide the bank-backed lessor with easier access to bond financing
  • Matson Navigation files lawsuit against MARAD in US Federal Court
    The Honolulu-based carrier claims losses due to unfair competition on its transpacific routes
  • Discounted dry bulk shipping stocks could be a better bet than buying ships
    Share repurchases become an attractive option for shippers as valuations go below net asset value
  • US tariffs on car imports may come as early as next week
    The countries that export cars have taken advantage of the US for decades, says Trump

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • US spot truck rates rising in retail-rich lanes
  • LA-LB's new PierPass fee runs without feared hitches
  • Negotiations push back US Southeast chassis pool launch
  • Top 40 Container Carriers: Smaller lines gain US import share
  • Container lines' operating margins flash low-sulfur fuel warning

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • Milonas leaves Navigator Holdings' board of directors
  • KNOT Offshore's John Costain stepping down
    Costain will 'be available' to the New York-listed MLP through May while company searches for his replacement.
  • Hoegh FSRUs could serve as hubs for Avenir distribution
  • Report: Late move not enough to save Norwegian naval ship
  • China's New Dayang celebrates its return to state ownership
    Reborn yard is at work once again and touting the security of being run by the state
  • Wah Kwong goes 'asset light' with Chinese leaseback deals
    Traditional Hong Kong shipowner raises $48m from latest deal in service-orientated strategy
  • Scrubber challenge: Put dirty fuel profits into scientific research
    TradeWinds calls on shipowners using and installing scrubbers to invest a fraction of their expected profits from using high-sulphur fuel towards independent research to plan for a decarbonised future
  • Lines offer backing to IMO 2020 rules at Hansa Forum
  • Borealis Maritime moves into offshore with $100m fund
  • Borealis links with KKR and Oak Hill to help fill bank funding gap
    New shipping fund has already notched up $70m in loans with a target of more than $1bn of business
  • Strength in numbers sees Reederei Nord's chartering interests join forces
  • Family owned companies are typically healthier and far more flexible - Klemme
  • Two shipowners poised to scoop LNG charters with Shell
    But there may be more employment opportunities in the pipeline as talk grows that the major may take up to 10 ships
  • Lloyds charters veteran LNG carrier to energy giant BP
  • Mercator finds trading buyer to take 1992-built VLGC for $10.5m
  • Yamal LNG pipes message to celebrate its third train
  • Paris MOU data: Now you see it, now you don't
  • 'Serious threat' to safety as Paris MOU pulls its data feed
    Port state control authority will no longer provide inspection information in bulk, affecting shipping risk-assessment models
  • Brightoil arrests cast shadow on ailing bunker tanker sector
    Likely auction of six vessels will put pressure on prices amid glut of sales candidates
  • Diamond S fixes scrubber-fitted suezmaxes at premium rates
    US-based owner has chartered out duo to BP for three years at $27,000 per day each, as charterers continue to seek vessels installed with scrubbers to save fuel costs post-2020
  • Straight-talking Swedish owner Hans Laurin dies at 87
    Swedish industry stalwart had been a leader both in shipowning and shipbuilding
  • Auerbach takes top spot in hunt for Nord/LB MPPs
    Fleet of 43 multipurpose ships being sold by German shipping bank Nord/LB has come down to a single buyer
  • Star Bulk offers $50m share buyback
    New York-listed bulker player places no time limit on repurchase programme.
  • NCL owners selling stock worth $962m
    Miami cruise line will hoover up $85m of offloaded shares.
  • Shipping subsidies should be used for positive change
    Financial support to drive the decarbonisation of shipping is not only needed, it should be supported
  • Reader poll: Weigh in on the role of subsidies in shipping
  • Seanergy Maritime talks up capes despite loss
    Greek bulker owner "very optimistic" for 2019 after shedding supramaxes.
  • Gibraltar set to start LNG imports
    Shell's small-scale LNG receiving plant will supply power plant but is also targeted at local bunkering opportunities.
  • Russia 'blockades' Ukrainian Azov Sea ports
    Berdyansk and Mariupol closed to merchant shipping, Ukraine says.
  • Vitol buys Petronas LNG cargoes over 15 years
  • Shipping must act to make seagoing careers more attractive to women
    Failure to appeal to female seafarers is shrinking the global talent pool
  • Does shipping have what it takes to recruit the next generation of seafarers?
  • German shipowner outlines advantage of keeping management in-house
  • Third-party shipmanagers face uphill battle in Greek market
    Greek owners often entrust their ships to peers rather than to full-fledged third-party managers
  • Shipmanagers target IMO 2020 business with echoes of boost from OPA 90 regulations
  • Shipmanagers strike positive chord amid upturn in business
    Increased demand for shipmanagement services is peaking the interest of institutional investors - and is a healthy proposition for shipowners
  • Business report: Third-party shipmanagement's healthy proposition
    Andy Pierce, Harry Papachristou, Jonathan Boonzaier and Geoff Garfield report on the opportunities and challenges for the shipmanagement sector.
  • Stefano Rosina leaves Premuda
    Italian shipping veteran seeks fresh challenge.
  • Novatek wants NSR open year-round by 2025
    Company working to build out ice-breaker fleet to open up Arctic waterway
  • Meet the world's first 'iVLOC'
  • Dof Subsea extends Australian IMR contract
  • Okeanis moves closer to full funding with ABN Amro loan
    VLCC owner adds $59m to newbuilding financing pot.
  • Neoline to build cargo sailing ships for Renault
    Eco-vessels to be ready by 2020 for transatlantic car parts service.
  • ICG: "heightened uncertainty" over Brexit
  • Underwriter fails again in $22m scuttled bulker case
    Appeal court upholds ruling that UK has no jurisdiction to settle Atlantik Confidence row between Aspen and Credit Bank Europe.
  • Jiangnan Shipyard wins research ship newbuilding
    Chinese university inks deal for vessel at domestic yard.
  • Jo Odfjell snaps up two more medium-range tankers
  • S'Hail Shipping buys fifth bulker
  • HMM: we will fill mega-containerships
    Korean owner bullish on market prospects as it targets 7% east-west market share.
  • Hoegh LNG posts bullish third quarter result
    FSRU specialist boosted by full quarter of income from Hoegh Esperanza charter to China's CNOOC.
  • Venezuelan port situation deteriorating, warns Gray Page
    Robbers have targeted at least eight ships in Puerto La Cruz and Puerto Jose in the year-to-date, says IMB.
  • Mare Maritime Singapore to rebound from Baota deal collapse
    Shipowner and manager could link with Maersk Tankers and Hafnia
  • Seacon Ships Management flogging bulk carrier trio to upgrade fleet
    But the Chinese owner, broker and manager denies a reported sale of three ships to Chinese buyers

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • EU ambassador: Quick outcome sought in trade talks
    Sen. Portman also highlighted his hopes for agriculture to be included in EU-U.S. discussions during an event at the Hudson Institute.
  • Commentary: Retailers must think outside the box
    Creative approaches are required when addressing driver and equipment shortages.
  • Multimodal funding 'top priority for the port industry'
  • Senate confirms deputy Commerce secretary
  • Crowley says restructuring essential to compete
  • Executive Moves: Ports of Seattle and Galveston
  • Schenker AG looks to 'younger, more international' board
  • Hamburg Süd resuming service for mangoes and grapes

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2018
  • AG refiners conclude 2019 distillate term tenders at higher premiums ahead of IMO 2020
    Tender negotiations have been concluded at cash differential levels 25-60% higher than last year, sources said.
  • Middle East-Japan LR2 rates rise above W150 for first time in 2018
    There are hardly three or four ships available for loading from now until mid-December, the brokers said.
  • Asia LR2 rates rise to new 2018 high on supply squeeze: sources
    "The market is volatile, shout another high number and see if it gets fixed," a source with a clean oil tankers' owner said.
  • UK 'summit' aims to kick-start carbon capture projects
    It follows publication of a UN report Tuesday that showed global carbon emissions had resumed climbing last year.
  • Majority of IMO 2020 compliant bunker demand to be met by MGO, LSFO: IBIA exec
    "Before 2020, things need to be ready as the date is cast in stone," Neo said.
  • Greek Capital Product Partners to merge tanker business with Diamond S Shipping
    DSS equity owners will own around 67% of the new company an CPLP will hold 33% ownership to CPLP unitholders.
  • Shanghai LSMGO demand remains firm despite lower prices at nearby ports
    The price in Shanghai has consistently remained above $700/mt in November to date, and at neighboring ports mostly in the $600-$700/mt range.




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