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20 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:23 GMT+2




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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Cargo liquefaction continues to be a major risk for dry bulk shipping
  • Container Tracking Note now effective in Liberia
  • Govt increases proposed investment in 17 enterprises under Ministry of Shipping to INR 5,778 cr. for 2019-20
  • Milaha announces direct container shipping service connecting Black Sea, Mediterranean
  • MOL's LNG-fuelled tugboat marks 1st bunkering of LNG in Kansai region
  • ONE takes delivery of 5th newly-built 14,000-TEU magenta containership
  • Panalpina's largest shareholder does not support DSV's non-binding proposal
  • SCFI rates mixed
  • World's first 'digital survey' ofvessel claimed to be carried out
  • 16.7 pc increase in steel export in 2017-18
  • GCPTCL jetty maintenance
  • Port of Rotterdam puts Internet of Things platform into operation
  • CONCOR signs MoU with Russian rail company to jointly develop multimodal logistics services along INSTC route
  • 'Thrust on manufacturing sector will go a long way in boosting growth'
  • GST revenue collection up in Jan.
  • India now sixth largest & fastest growing major economy in the world: Goyal

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2019
  • Custom-built Fuso Canter has room for complete team
  • Cargolux concludes its "year of the horse"
  • Kombiverkehr to launch new services in 2019
  • DHL and FIA World Endurance Championship renew contract
  • Supply vessel for offshore activities enters service
  • Inauguration of new logistics centre at Brussels airport
  • Power of procuration for Roland Wimmer
  • Australia: Linfox buys Aurizon's intermodal business
  • Kerry, Deloitte, and Cargo Smart increase use of blockchain
  • Team Lines goes offboard
  • ERS Railways generates growth spurt at Hupac
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Waberer's chooses Robert Ziegler as new CEO
  • C.H. Robinson increased revenues to USD 16.6 billion
  • SF Airlines adds capacity before New Year celebrations
  • Joint action to foster inland waterways in India

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The Loadstarweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Pressure increases on Grayling and 'illegal' Seaborne Freight contract
  • General average 'likely' as another blaze breaks out on a containership
  • Ceva stays bullish after a 'year of change', but its future remains unclear
  • Kerry Logistics keeps faith with 'overhyped' blockchain technology
  • Analysis: the air may be blue as 'New Kuehne + Nagel' fails to live up to expectations
  • China chartering more seafood flights as Year of the Pig trots in
  • Brexit could also be a threat to 1.7m in Cambodia
  • Skyteam may lose Kenya Airways just months after China Southern
  • Supply chain radar: 'Maybe it is all a show' - Panalpina's largest shareholder rejects DSV's Sfr170 a share proposal
  • Supply chain radar: As disappointment with the 'New Kuehne + Nagel' grows, ME/Africa boss opts out

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Metal Shark delivers 64-ft monohull pilot boat
  • Tidewater installs Challenger software platform on 100 OSVs
  • Thoma-Sea picks TMC compressor system for advanced trawler
  • Envirocleanse inTank BWTS gets USCG Type Approval
  • Paddy Rodgers to step down as Euronav CEO

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Dorian LPG increases scrubber investment
    The gas carrier now has 10 vessels contracted for scrubbers ahead of the 2020 sulphur cap
  • Stable crews might be a better way forward
    Stable crewing is more expensive in the short term but would pay off in the long run, a Southampton Solent...
  • NordLB offloads 263-ship portfolio of largely non-performing loans
    Cerberus will soon control a substantial chunk of Germany's overhanging shipping debt, with many in Hamburg fearful as to its...
  • Capital Product eyes broad horizon of shipping for opportunities with longer employment
    An $800m fleet controlled by its sponsor, Capital Maritime & Trading, includes large containerships and VLCCs - and additionally LNG...
  • Panalpina's largest shareholder declines to back DSV bid
    Ernst Göhner Foundation informs Panalpina board its preference for an 'independent growth strategy', including M&A
  • Box lines braced for Chinese New Year slowdown
    Container lines are managing capacity to meet demand but will be hoping that rates make a steady return to normal...
  • Daily Briefing
    Maersk to reduce UK and South Africa cadet intake | Baltic delays final decision on 2020 index changes | The...
  • Euronav chief executive Paddy Rodgers stepping down
    VLCC giant will start the search for a new chief executive to lead next phase of growth plan. Current chief...
  • Anadarko to supply CNOOC with Mozambique LNG
    The deal will bring Anadarko a step closer to a final investment decision for its East African LNG project
  • APL boxship burning off Vietnam
    The fire reportedly broke out in one of the ship's cargo compartments. No casualties have been reported so far and...
  • Brightoil reports $58m loss in June-December
    Embattled oil and gas player has calculated a HK$452m consolidated loss for the six months ended December 31, 2018 in...
  • Shipowners urged to hedge against oil price spike
    Shipping industry faces $100bn hit in worst-case scenario during the switch to low-sulphur fuels, say Enerjen Capital founders
  • NYK and BHP bunker vessel with biofuel using blockchain
    The journey of the fuel has been tracked and verified by BLOC's blockchain platform

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Manzanillo port regains rail access after protest
  • Schneider National to put new CEO in driving seat
  • APM Terminals' NY-NJ ups response to backlog
  • Panalpina shareholders reject 'hard to beat' DSV offer
  • Bankruptcy underscores need for freight payment diligence
  • Concor deepens integration with Russian rail pact

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Navios ups ante in offer for preferred shares
    Navios Maritime Holdings is sweetening the pot for preferred shareholders as it pushes forward with a tender offer that has been the centre of a lawsuit. Fewer than half of the necessary shares were offered for swap by last Friday's deadline. Now the Angeliki Frangou-led bulker owner has bumped its offer up on one series of preferred shares to $7.25 in cash per share or $8.28 in 9.75% notes. Ho
  • Gloomy freight market proving a snag for capesize bulker sales
    Depressed market sentiment and the Lunar New Year holiday are stalling the sale of a Japan-built capesize bulker that has been on the market since early January, brokers say. The 180,230 Nord Steel (built 2007) entered the market on 2 January, but crashing spot rates have so far kept a lid on buyer interest, sale and purchase specialists say. The Singapore-based seller, Singa Star, is said to
  • Leros Management of Greece prepares to offload fleet
    Leros Management of Greece is seeking a sale of all four bulkers in its fleet. The vessels were ordered at the peak of the market in 2008, and the shipowner is poised to to recoup only a fraction of what it paid for them. Leros ready to pay the price Three of ships are supramaxes from China's Cosco Zhoushan Shipyard, while the fourth is a handysize bulker from Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineerin
  • Iranian-built aframax emerges under Venezuelan ownership
    Tanker ordered in 2006 and completed in 2013 has finally joined the fleet of Venezuela's state-owned oil and gas company
  • No shock for Euronav stock after Rodgers' surprise exit
    Euronav's stock has so far withstood the shock news long-term chief executive Paddy Rodgers is leaving the company. Tanker giant Euronav announced this morning Rodgers would depart this year when a successor has been found. Outspoken Rodgers to quit Euronav, work for safety Shares in the world's largest publicly traded crude tanker owner slipped a little in early trading in Brussels as the news
  • Iranian ships 'having no problems' after sanctions
    Iranian ships have had no significant problems with insurance coverage following the re-imposition of US sanctions, according to the director of the country's Shipping Association. Vessels can ply routes in most areas and ports of the world, Masoud Polmeh told reporters. The IRNA website cited him as saying that due to US threats, some overseas insurance companies offer their services until the
  • Chinese New Year hangover looms for lines
    Shipping consultancy Drewry has warned that boxship rates could take around 20 weeks to recover from a post-Chinese New Year (CNY) slump. The holiday sees factories shut down as families reunite during a week-long rest from work. Drewry said that to counter the anticipated demand lull, carriers will usually blank a number of sailings in a bid to better match supply with demand. So far the compa
  • Dorian still looking at LPG fuel
    Despite moving forward with scrubber installations, Dorian LPG still has an eye on LPG as fuel - it's just too expensive right now. It announced scrubber installations on three more ships Monday, bringing its total to 10, then on its earnings conference call said LPG conversion could be available as soon as next year. VLGC giant Dorian LPG dials up investment in scrubbers Hats off to Hadjipater
  • Containerships buys back $13m of notes after CMA CGM takeover
    Finland's Containerships has bought back EUR 11.4m ($13m) of notes as bondholders exercised sell options following its takeover by CMA CGM. The French line bought the company last year and holders of the EUR 60m notes due 2021 had the right to require Containerships to repurchase the debt. The deadline for tendering the notes was 4 January. Bondholders offered in 19% of the principal amount and
  • Stolt-Nielsen reveals progress on 2020 fuel charges and tanker leaseback deal
    Stolt-Nielsen has enjoyed some success in passing the anticipated extra fuel cost from IMO 2020 rules onto its customers, its chief executive says. Oslo-listed Stolt is also working on a sale-and-leaseback deal involving multiple tankers, it has emerged. Tankers drag Stolt-Nielsen profit below forecasts Avenir LNG gears up for next phase of fundraising Chief executive Niels Stolt-Nielsen says
  • Hanjin's Subic yard receiver quits due to creditors
    The rehabilitation receiver for Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Philippines (HHIC-Phil) has resigned. Stefani Sano blamed creditor opposition to his appointment by a local court, according to Business World. Philippines ready to help Hanjin yard buyers Philippines could buy Hanjin's Subic yard He said in a statement: "By this resignation, I hope that the creditor banks shall have no m
  • Brightoil confirms arrests of VLCCs and barges
    Hong Kong-listed firm has been forced to halt much of its shipping operations as debt restructuring continues.
  • Oldendorff to retrofit kamsarmax with scrubber
    Upgrade announced as German shipowner takes delivery of five newbuildings
  • GEOxyz OSV helps locate Emiliano Sala's plane
    A Belgian OSV has helped find the wreckage of the plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala in the English Channel. The newly signed Cardiff City striker and pilot David Ibbotson died on the Piper Malibu aircraft last month en route to Wales from France. The 3,330-dwt Geo Ocean III (built 2004), owned by GEOxyz, was moved into position over the wreckage site after the plane was found by a privatel
  • VLGC giant Dorian LPG dials up investment in scrubbers
    Dorian LPG has upped its investment in scrubber technology as it wheeled out a stronger than expected set of quarterly numbers. New York-listed Dorian has opted to add scrubbers to three more vessels in a move it believes will offer a competitive advantage. Dorian's Hadjipateras named 2019 CMA Commodore Dorian reveals $20m scrubber project as it mulls BW LPG offer The project adds to a $20m pl
  • German study calls scrubbers 'new direct pollution source' to marine environment
    Research funded by the German Environment Agency highlights 'discrepancy' between scrubber-discharge samples and previous studies
  • Vafias-linked outfit seeks to keep tanker dispute in Texas
    US courts and not UK arbitrators should decide $20m liability case, says former owner of scrapped aframax
  • "Old" Noble Group to be liquidated
    A court hearing has been scheduled in Bermuda to wind up the "old" Noble Group following its $3.5bn debt restructuring. The company said the liquidation - a "procedural process" - will be considered on 8 February. Noble Group finally completes $3.5bn restructuring Court officer moves in to finalise Noble restructuring The Singapore trader and bulker owner was financially restructured at the en
  • Korea Shipping Corp scraps capesize bulker
    Korea Shipping Corp has sold capesize bulker for scrap, sources say. Demolition brokers say the 150,000-dwt Dangjin Friendship (built 1994) has been sold to Bangladesh for $445 per ldt or $8.3m. 'Wake-up call' for Indian yards as Brussels rejects scrapping applications Korea Shipping bought the vessel from Dong A Tanker for $8m in August 2012 as Dong A Ares. The ship was then due for special s
  • Maersk looking to expand on land
    The Danish group will target logistics, supply chain management and warehousing - but billion-dollar deals are out
  • Possible hijacking of three crew reported off Nigeria
    Maritime security firm Praesidium International has said three crew may have been kidnapped on Monday off Nigeria. An incident took place involving the landing craft Laeticia V, it said. The vessel was 135 nautical miles south-west of Brass in the Gulf of Guinea at the time. No further information was available.
  • Golden Pass decision seen as next spur for LNG market
    An anticipated final investment decision from Qatar Petroleum and Exxon on the Golden Pass LNG export facility is expected to spur the LNG market, Jefferies says. Analyst Randy Giveans says the decision is expected for the $10bn facility in Sabine Pass, Texas in the coming days. Qatar's $11bn newbuild plans show scale of LNG ambitions The analyst describes the step as "yet another important cat
  • Nord/LB rejects Cerberus bid as 263-ship portfolio sold
    Private equity fund bid on hold as state owner and savings banks come up with restructuring cash, but Cerberus tipped as buyer of $3bn "Big Ben" ship fund.
  • Milaha builds Nakilat stake to 36.3% with QIA deal
    Qatar Shipping (Milaha) has added another 5.9% to its holding in compatriot LNG carrier owner Nakilat. Milaha makes first boxship move in Europe The LPG, tanker, OSV and boxship player said it now owns 36.3% of the company. The 5.9% was the entire holding of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA). Milaha CEO Abdulrahman Essa Al-Mannai said his company was a founder of Nakilat. He added that the dea
  • Fredly sets target for Hunter VLCC pool play with Hartree
    Arne Fredly is positive about the growth potential of Hunter Group's VLCC pool. Hunter teamed up with fellow VLCC newcomer Hartree Maritime Partners last October to create a pool for scrubber-fitted eco VLCCs. Hunter and Hartree open door for consolidation with new eco VLCC pool Frontline and Hunter head crude pack as peer group trumps S&P 500 Hunter's eight VLCC newbuildings and four from Har
  • Berenberg upgrades Hapag-Lloyd despite 2020 fuel cost questions
    Berenberg Capital has upgraded shares in container giant Hapag-Lloyd despite headwinds facing the sector, including disruption from IMO 2020 rules. Analysts led by Joel Spungin raised Hapag to buy and adjusted their target price from €34 to €31 per share. Hapag-Lloyd commits to scrubber retrofitting Hapag-Lloyd swings cost axe as it sets out new strategy "We believe Hapag's valuation discount
  • Milaha makes first boxship move in Europe
    Qatar Navigation (Milaha) is to launch its first boxship service in Europe. The company will start a direct run linking the Black Sea and Mediterranean, it said in a statement cited by Bloomberg. This will connect Greece, Turkey, Georgia and Russia. Ports are Athens, Istanbul, Poti and Novorossiysk. Milaha will use two 1,700-teu ships that can also carry 300 reefer boxes. It has not specifi
  • MPC Capital takes $20m hit from rig write-down
    MPC Munchmeyer Petersen Capital (MPC Capital) has taken a EUR 17.2m ($19.68m) hit from its investment in an oil rig. The German investor, better known for its ownership of boxships, said it made an extraordinary write-down on financial assets of EUR 9.6m in 2018. MPC Capital : investors "cautious" as profit falls This related to the carrying amount of two indirect investments from the former KG
  • Outspoken Rodgers to quit Euronav, work for safety
    Chief executive to step down later this year after a successor is found, and plans to focus on helping address pollution and improve safety.
  • BHP and NYK latest to back biofuel bunkers
    GoodFuels supplies green fuel to Japanese capsize, with CO2 savings to be verified with blockchain.
  • Libya said to be targeting return of VLCC loadings
    North African nation's plans include investment in state-of-the-art port suitable for large tankers.
  • MAN confirms LPG-fuelled engines for China VLGC
    Engine builder says propulsion technology also suited to shuttle tankers and VLCCs.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Panalpina rejects acquisition bid by DSV
    Swiss foundation owning 46 percent of Panalpina does not support offer from Denmark's DSV.
  • COSCO's Finkel: Low rates make alliances necessary
    Shipping line's executive vice president of trade says U.S. trucking and rising ship fuel expenses are other concerns.
  • Consultant: Ports need to invest in infrastructure
    The investments could facilitate new trade lanes despite looming economic uncertainty.
  • APL ship on fire off coast of Vietnam
    A Hapag-Lloyd ship that caught fire early in January is now moored off Freeport, Bahamas.
  • CBP determines country of origin for Ethernet devices
    CBP is slated to publish Tuesday a ruling that found the U.S. to be the country of origin of certain Ethernet devices for purposes of U.S. government procurement.
  • BlueWater looks at political unrest in Venezuela
    Oil-producing countries are closely monitored as bunker prices heavily impact the ocean liner shipping industry.
  • CSX exec: Inland ports improve supply chain efficiency
    The Class I railroad has seen an increase in efficiency and improvement in quality of customer service since implementing scheduled railroading.
  • Intermodal volumes up 5.6 percent in 2018
  • Nominations sought for ag trade advisory committees

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2019
  • Oil ends day lower as equity rally fails to dampen crude oversupply concerns
    Crude prices finished in the red Monday after an afternoon equity rally failed to allay market concerns that crude markets could become oversupplied due to lower demand growth.
  • Argentina awards license to YPF, Tecpetrol for Vaca Muerta oil pipeline
    Argentina's energy secretariat said Monday it has awarded a 33-year license to a consortium of Tecpetrol and YPF to transport crude over an under-construction pipeline, a key for increasing oil production in the Vaca Muerta shale play.
  • Panama's December marine diesel sales decrease 8.19% on year
    Marine diesel fuel sales in Panama totaled 33,041 mt in December, down 8.19%, compared with the year-ago month, data from the Panama Maritime Authority showed Monday.
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  • Supply concerns push Dubai crude above ICE Brent for first time since Aug 2015
    The strength is primarily due to tight sour crude supply reflecting uncertainty over Venezuela, a trader said.
  • BHP, NYK advance sustainable biofuels bunkering to cut carbon emissions
    The advanced biofuel was blended with conventional fossil-based MGO in a mix of 30% biofuel to 70% conventional MGO.
  • FUTURES: Crude steady to higher awaiting fresh cues
    "Some profit-taking can be seen this morning [Monday] though it remains largely supported compared to last week's levels," IG market strategist Pan Jingyi said.




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