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21 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:18 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
JULY 3, 2019
  • HMM aims to secure more ocean trade by joining THE Alliance
  • Los Angeles City Council blocks moves by APMT to automate pier 400 terminal
  • OOCL makes port rotation changes to Asia-Europe loops 4 and 5
  • OOCL receives top award from US Agriculture Transportation Coalition
  • CMA CGM awarded Best Ship Owner/Operator Award
  • Two Norwegian shipping executives indicted in US for price-fixing
  • MacGregor works with MSC to develop energy-efficient cargo system
  • Brexit preparations squeeze UK logistics firms' profit margins
  • Growing opposition to Dutch government's plan on 'green' tax on air freight
  • Southwest Air keeps Boeing Max aircraft grounded until October
  • Lululemon increasing air freight ahead of expected port congestion in Asia

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • APM Terminals' MedPort Tangier in Morocco inaugurated last week
  • BCBA organises seminar on Customs Post Clearance Audit & GST Return Filing
  • Creating common information technology standards to make industry more efficient for both customers & shipping lines, summit told
  • DHL Express' 'Yellow Yatra' arrives in Delhi to help SMEs succeed beyond borders through e-commerce
  • HMM to join THE Alliance
  • Maritime Cook Islands Ship Registry appoints new CEO
  • MOL to launch annual safety campaign on July 15
  • OOCL's new proforma of LL4 & LL5 on Asia-Europe trade
  • Port of Rotterdam's Wilheminahaven DordrechtInland Seaport becomes future proof
  • Sea change in shipping seen from Jan. 2020
  • APSEZ & Wilhelmshaven Freight Village Container Terminal to jointly promote trade & shipping
  • Benefits of PCS 1x highlighted at roadshow
  • E-challan system in place to check traffic violations
  • India's annual coal demand up 9.1 pc
  • PM Modi & President Trump agree to facilitate early meeting of Commerce Ministers to sort out trade issues
  • WCO launches new integrity development tool

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • Shippers hit by soaring insurance costs for cargo crossing the Persian Gulf
  • The air freight market is 'really screwed', as carriers beg for volumes
  • France's Neopolia wins contract to build first wind-powered ro-ro vessels
  • Hapag-Lloyd and ONE join Maersk/IBM blockchain platform TradeLens
  • Port of Houston could lose box traffic unless its ship channel is widened
  • DHL GF eyes expansion into 'white glove' services for US shippers
  • Supply chain radar: THE Alliance quartet - who will pull the strings?
  • Vietnam's apparel industry braces for cost surge as tech giants move in
  • Walmart to invest $1.2bn in China to upgrade logistics
  • Air cargo veteran 'Bala' joins SASI management team
  • Now Trump threatens tariffs on $4bn of EU products
  • Karina Deacon to succeed Torben Carlson as CFO at DFDS
  • On the wires: It's showdown time for DP World
  • Supply chain radar: The $8.4bn Genesee & Wyoming takeover is a one-off, opportunistic rail deal...

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • VIDEO: Boskalis solution will speed Carnival Vista Azipod repairs
    In a first of its kind operation, Carnival Cruise Line has contracted Royal Boskalis Westminster N.V. (Boskalis) to lift its cruise ship Carnival Vista out of the water onto the world's largest
  • DESMI Ocean Guard BWMS hold time cut to two hours
    Aalborg, Denmark, headquartered DESMI Ocean Guard A/S reports that the U.S. Coast Guard has issued an amended type approval certificate for the CompactClean Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). As a result, the
  • Chinese state-controlled shipbuilders to merge
    In what's called a "strategic restructuring," China's two state controlled shipbuilding giants -China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC) - are preparing to merge. The detailed plan for

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • Blast on LPG carrier leads to death of crew member
    Remaining 15 crew members evacuated safely
  • Greece faces national ferry strike over crew pay offer
    Dispute will include ferries operating between Greece and Italy as well as services to the islands. Towage and salvage tug crews...
  • Iranian crude nears EU after start of trading mechanism
    In a blow to the ultra-hawks in Washington, Iranian crude is headed for Gibraltar after the European Union gave the...
  • Space agency joins autonomous shipping project
    European Space Agency signs collaboration memorandum of intent with One Sea autonomous shipping initiative
  • J. Lauritzen seeks to grow in gas shipping
    Meanwhile, Lauritzen's dry bulk unit plans to scale up and double its trading activity within the next 12 months
  • Around 4,000 vessels to have scrubbers by 2020
    Association's latest estimate considerably higher than a previous prediction of around 3,000
  • Unipec in 'league of its own' to lead tanker charters
    It is the first year that Unipec has ranked in the top 10 for the suezmax and aframax classes
  • CMA CGM adds war risk surcharge for Middle East
    Rising insurance and operational costs blamed for new charges for box cargoes transiting the Strait of Hormuz
  • K Line signs long-term charter to ship bauxite to UAE
    The Cape Taweelah arrived at Port Khalifa on June 23 having loaded the cargo at Kamsar in Guinea at the...
  • Hapag-Lloyd and ONE join TradeLens
    Addition of the world's fifth and sixth largest container carriers will see TradeLens cover half the world's box cargo
  • Daily Briefing
    Maersk's Skou applauds ordering discipline as boxship sizes peak | Containerships are maritime's biggest polluters | How to shine a...
  • Chinese battery maker to develop electric dry bulkers
    Few details were disclosed about the project, especially about when and where the ships will be built
  • Tianjin consolidates box terminals
    After the merger, the number of major container terminal operators in Tianjin will be reduced to four from six
  • CSSC to merge with rival Chinese shipbuilder CSIC
    Analysts say the move is inevitable as Beijing continues to push forward its state-owned enterprise reforms, while foreign shipbuilders are consolidating...
  • Skou predicts more box line consolidation
    While Maersk has no plans for more acquisitions, its chief executive warns about the future of those carriers with no...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • Rising US-Mexico trade squeezes Laredo truck capacity
  • China-Europe rail services cut transit times
  • Technology not enough to fix marine terminal pain points
  • Boston searching for new port director after CEO promotion
  • Data compartmentalization key to TradeLens carrier buy-in
  • High port costs hurt Indian hub efforts: study
  • Chittagong importers get help to speed depot delivery
  • TradeLens boosts arsenal with addition of Hapag-Lloyd, ONE

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • LNG carrier ordering slows but sentiment remains upbeat
    Tenders indicate a new wave of newbuildings is on the horizon despite a quieter second quarter
  • Shipping's 50% emissions cut is a starting point, not a destination
    Halving the industry's carbon footprint by 2050 will not be enough. Leading companies need to step up their game, or they may find that change is imposed on them
  • Wallem's Frank Coles calls for reform of 'dysfunctional' regulatory regime
    National regulatory bodies from major maritime nations can set rules together so the industry does not rely on political appointees at the IMO, says group CEO
  • Glendon Capital back to buying rounds of StealthGas
  • GasLog shares up, analysts pleased after IDR cuts
  • Capesize futures climb as physical market strengthens
    Paper contracts were assessed up to 10% higher than last week, according to Baltic Exchange assessments.
  • Canadian owner behind Havyard PSV resale
    Atlantic Towing buys offshore ship originally ordered by Fafnir in 2014.
  • Capesize futures show 10% climb with physical market improving
    Paper contracts were assessed up to 10% higher than last week, according to Baltic Exchange assessments.
  • Win More tanker released in sanctions case
    South Korea frees Hong Kong ship after UN rules there was no deliberate sanctions breach.
  • IMO 2020 the cherry on the product tanker recovery cake, says Jefferies
  • Dof trio win long-term contracts with ConocoPhillips
  • Klaveness pulls chartering staff from China
    Norwegian owner's Shanghai base to focus on operations and newbuilding supervision.
  • Maersk blockchain venture grows to cover over half of global ocean container cargo
    Hapag-Lloyd and Ocean Network Express sign up for TradeLens hot on heels of rivals
  • Fiji grounds Goundar Shipping fleet
  • Lines slap war risk surcharge on Gulf cargoes
    APL and X-Press Feeders try to recoup extra costs with new levy.
  • Commerzbank exits shipping with loan sale to US private equity firm
    German bank completes withdrawal with the sale of what are being described as mainly performing loans
  • Blow for tanker market as Opec keeps oil tap turned down
  • CMB gets firm price for capesize charter-back sale
    Belgian shipowner completes another deal in line with its fleet renewal strategy
  • Space agency ESA to work on autonomous ships
    Scientists to join work on new technology fostered by One Sea group of companies.
  • Capesize crash leads to S&P slump during first half of 2019
  • Cofco International keeps sights on LNG-fuelled bulk carriers
    Geneva-based trading arm continues to focus on LNG as a marine fuel to move grains from South America to China, says its head of freight
  • Neopolia to build Neoline's cargo sailing ships
    French shipbuilder clinches deal for pioneering transatlantic ro-ros.
  • Odfjell marks milestone with naming of world's largest stainless steel chemical tankers in China
    Vessels are part of the company's Odfjell Compass growth strategy which aims to take the fleet to the "magic number" of 100 vessels.
  • U-Ming seeks more partners after LNG deal
    Taiwanese owner says it is looking for more partnerships to secure long-term business.
  • Crewman killed as fire hits LPG carrier
    Fifteen injured seafarers taken to hospital after incident in Aliaga.
  • Globus Maritime taps EnTrust Global fund for $37m
    Nasdaq-listed shipowner latest to team up with New York-based alternative investment firm.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • FreightWaves acquires American Shipper
    "American Shipper journalists, contributors and sponsors will now have access to the world's largest audience for transportation and logistics news and content. Best of all, like all commentary and news content offered by FreightWaves, all American Shipper content will be available without a restrictive paywall," said FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller.
  • Relaxed standards of fill for wine, spirits on the table
    Treasury's Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau published separate notices of proposed rulemaking in the Federal Register on Monday.
  • Second proposed tariff list released in EU aircraft case
    The imposition of any tariffs depends on whether a WTO arbitrator determines the U.S. may take countermeasures.
  • Container shippers getting hit with war risk surcharges
    CMA CGM and X-Press feeders have implemented surcharges, and other carriers are evaluating the situation.
  • Hapag-Lloyd and ONE joining TradeLens
    Shippers now will have access to container carriers in all three major east-west space-sharing alliances through the digital shipping platform.
  • Longer freight trains plague emergency responders
  • DP World to acquire Topaz for $1.1 billion
  • E2open takes control of Amber Road
  • US agents put stop to illegal atomic clock exporter
  • CBP seeks more eyes for pest detection
  • BIS pulls eight Chinese entities from Unverified List

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 2, 2019
  • Profit-taking and demand growth concerns send oil sharply lower
    Oil future settled sharply lower Tuesday as pre-holiday profit-taking exacerbated downward pressure stemming from emboldened demand growth concerns.
  • Piraeus bunker market braces for Greek strike
    Greece's Panhellenic Seafarer's Federation (PNO) will stage a 24-hour strike on Wednesday.
  • China's COSCO Shipping orders scrubbers for 10 vessels ahead of IMO 2020
    Chinese shipping company COSCO shipping has ordered emissions-cleaning scrubber equipment for 10 of its container ships ahead of next year's lower global marine fuel sulfur limits.
  • RMK 500 differentials supported by steep NWE HSFO backwardation
    Rotterdam higher viscosity RMK 500 CST differentials were propped up by the steep backwardation in Northwest European barges amid tight availability.
  • Strong Asian fuel oil raises East/West spread to 6-month high
    The recent strength in Singapore high sulfur fuel oil market raised the East/West spread for high sulfur fuel oil but cargo inflows from the West to Singapore are likely to remain low as arbitrage window has been shut.
  • US floats effort to share burden of protecting Strait of Hormuz oil flows
    Esper suggested broader maritime and air surveillance and stronger naval protections.
  • US-China trade truce seen likely to boost bilateral crude, agricultural trade flows
    "With respect to China, basically we agreed today that we will continue the negotiations which I ended a while back," US President Trump said.




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