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Sched Netweb site
JULY 15, 2019
  • President Trump hits China for reneging on agricultural purchases
  • BIMCO backs US plan to patrol Mideast waters to safeguard shipping
  • Shipping sector shows mixed performance in first half: Clarksons
  • Capital boxships get new MSC charters after fitting scrubbers
  • Alphaliner: Box ship fleet will be dominated by mega ship orders
  • Kalmar sells 8 empty lifters to Shantou China Merchants Port Group
  • Customs office to be developed as customs museum reflecting spirit of Goa
  • Bank of Canada maps out potential impact of global trade wars
  • Towards autonomous shipping - Japanese test auto berthing/un-berthing
  • Swissport develops pharma centre at its Brussels air cargo facility
  • FedEx adds its first B767F to its London-Paris-Dublin network
  • Menzies Aviation follows IATA's ULD code of conduct for safe handling

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 14, 2019
  • Baltic index rises to 11-month high
  • Freight Forwarder B/L (FBL) impersonated as "original" Bill of Lading
  • Indian waterway used as transit for the first time to transport cargo between two countries
  • Seas off West Africa seen as world's worst for pirate attacks
  • Singapore retains top spot as international shipping centre
  • India probes alleged dumping of flat-rolled stainless steel products
  • 'The Netherlands - Your Gateway to Europe' showcases opportunities for investors
  • PCS 1x highlighted at Paradip Port
  • Trauma Care Centre inaugurated at JNPT Hospital
  • TN CM inaugurates Kerry Indev Logistics' new state-of-art warehousing facility
  • More than three-quarters of companies missing growth opportunities in the supply chain, says report
  • Priority sector lending norms for export credit, enabling guidelines being examined

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • Peak season, what peak season? ask worried Asia-Europe ocean carriers
  • Schiphol Airport could gain 40,000 more slots, but must keep it quiet
  • GSBN launched to 'accelerate the digital transformation of the shipping industry'
  • No-deal Brexit would be 'catastrophic' for Northern Ireland's logistics sector
  • MSC emphasises its zero tolerance for cruel shark fin trade
  • Skou: going all the way in the transformation of AP Møller-Maersk
  • Kari-Pekka Laaksonen appointed new group CEO at Samskip
  • For perishables, China more a necessary evil than the land of opportunity it was
  • 'boom!' - new global community will boost the role of women in the supply chain
  • On the wires: Maersk shrinks the share count - worth it or just a waste for the 'old guard revamp'?
  • Market Insight: DSV + PAN - early closing or not, 'Cheap Charlie' wins it in the modern Viking Ironclad Age (Part III)

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • Gulf Coast braces for Barry
    As Tropical Storm Barry churned through the Gulf of Mexico, offshore oil and gas operators in the Gulf of Mexico evacuated platforms and rigs in response - and ion shore worries mounted
  • VIDEO: Coast Guard in dramatic narco sub take down
    The Coast Guard has released dramatic video of a June 18 incident in which crew members of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Munro (WMSL 755) boarded a narco sub while operating in
  • Armstrong Marine delivers landing craft to Chenega community
    Port Angeles, Wash., based Armstrong Marine USA has delivered the 46' x 15' high-tunnel catamaran OMC was recently delivered to the native Chenega community in Chinega Bay, Alaska, after successful launch and
  • Schottel and Ulstein make automation and digitalization move
    Schottel and Ulstein are cooperating on maritime automation and digitalization. Spay/Rhine, Germany, based propulsion and steering specialist is taking a 50% stake in former Ulstein subsidiary, Ulstein Blue CTRL, which will continue
  • Frequent bridge warnings are causing "alarm fatigue"
    Frequently sounding bridge warnings, especially false ones, can create "alarm fatigue" and hinder watch keepers in carrying out their vital role. That is a key finding of a new survey supported by
  • VIDEO: Belle Chasse opts for Volvo Penta for launch repowers
    Harahan, La., headquartered Belle Chasse Marine Transportation, the largest launch service on the Lower Mississippi, puts a lot of hours on its fleet of crew and supply boats, which run day and

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • Threat from digital forwarders exaggerated
    Freight forwarding sector is ready and willing to adapt to the challenges of a digitalised industry
  • Industry leaders required. Apply here
    The deadlines for Lloyd's List Awards are closing soon - get your entries in and prove that your company is leading...
  • Ruling could give time charter owners wriggle room on maintenance of class
    'What has been clarified is that if you fail to fulfil the obligation and there is no serious damage caused...
  • Capesize gains spread to other segments
    The capesize segment, which has the highest weighting in the BDI at 40%, has soared to the most since December...
  • Tanger Med volumes to grow by 1m teu a year
    With the first phase of its new berth open for business, Tanger Med is setting its eyes on becoming one...
  • Warning over end-to-end integration
    Drewry's managing director Tim Power argues that port and terminal operators should avoid the risky path towards turning themselves into...
  • CargoSmart's GSBN settles on service agreements with industry leaders
    The GSBN is being billed as a not-for-profit joint venture to accelerate the digital transformation of the shipping industry, but...
  • Samskip names Kari-Pekka Laaksonen as chief executive
    Former Containerships chief executive moves to Netherlands-based multimodal operator
  • UK shipping emissions plan is an era-defining moment
    The Clean Maritime Plan will be the UK's route map to clean growth for the maritime sector and pathway to...
  • Maritime safety in focus amid Iran threats
    The UK is sending a second warship to the Gulf amid rising tensions with Iran. HMS Duncan is heading to the...
  • The more focused a collaboration, the more it is likely to succeed
    An admission by the President of Oshima Shipbuilding that his company could not have come up with an innovative ultramax...
  • Daily Briefing
    Gulf tensions rise over threat to shipping | UK targets post-2025 newbuilds to be zero-emissions capable | Viewpoint: Reducing risk...
  • Höegh FSRU wins Cheniere charter
    With this latest contract secured for H'egh Galleon, Höegh LNG's fleet will be fully employed from this September, says chief executive officer...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: The industry's growing 'to do' list
    Guy Platten, secretary-general of the International Chamber of Shipping, joins the Lloyd's List Podcast this week to talk us through...
  • The Interview: Jan Rindbo
    Rindbo, who has been in shipping for 25 years, has been leading the Danish dry bulk and tanker company Norden...
  • Keeping marine pilots safe
    The close of Seafarers Awareness Week is an opportunity to raise awareness around the dangers pilots face every day of...
  • Total firms up investment and seals LNG offtake from Driftwood LNG
    Driftwood LNG developer Tellurian expects its portfolio to attract $907m of investments from Total
  • US warns China to abide by Iran sanctions
    If secondary sanctions are imposed, they would place blocking sanctions on anyone that deals with Iran as well as foreign financial...
  • LA commissioners reaffirm approval of APMT automation plan
    The council majority was unmoved by the pleas for consideration of the adverse economic impacts of the planned automation
  • BHP seeks LNG-fuelled transport for iron ore cargoes
    'While LNG may not be the sustainable homogenous fuel of choice for a zero-carbon future, we are not prepared to...
  • DSME signs tie-up deal on engine digitalisation with MAN and HSD Engine
    The partnership will cover all aspects of marine engine digitalisation
  • Hyundai Samho picks up twin LNG-fuelled capesize bulker orders from H-Line
    The latest order brings the number of LNG-fuelled vessels in South Korea to seven as owners eye solutions to meet...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • LA-LB rail service suffers ahead of peak season
  • Soaring US truck registrations add to excess capacity
  • LME closure puts US LTL shippers on alert
  • US railroad earnings to reveal domestic intermodal pressure
  • Panama Canal suspends draft limitation indefinitely
  • Modane mudslide exposes lack of Europe rail alternatives
  • New strategies of CMA CGM, Maersk familiar, but bolder
  • Dual blockchains for shipping tests interoperability

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • Royal Navy expected to escort another MOL-owned VLCC
    Kpler predicts the Isle of Man-flagged Atlantic Pioneer will be escorted by HMS Montrose through the Strait of Hormuz
  • Baltic Dry Index at highest level in over half a decade
    The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is at the highest level seen in over five and a half years. The Baltic Exchange today assessed the index at 1,865 points, a 49-point increase on Thursday's level and its highest point since January 2014. Capesize spot market corrects itself after huge growth The index has rallied by 785 points over the past 30 days. Its progress has been almost non-stop since since
  • Kjell Inge Rokke's Ocean Yield faces dividend dilemma around idle FPSO
    Kjell Inge Rokke's Ocean Yield could be forced to cut back its dividend if it is unable to find employment or a buyer for its only FPSO. Uncertainty has surrounded the unit since Reliance released the 214,266-cbm Dhirubhai-1 (built 1979) last year and fresh firm work from within Rokke's empire or outside has yet to materialize. Ocean Yield in market for deals despite FPSO woes Ocean Yield FPSO
  • Cargill profit falls 67% in fourth quarter
    Trading and chartering giant hit by "very challenging" global environment.
  • Tanker officer jailed for Shell oil theft
    Dang Van Hanh receives two and a half year term for crimes in Singapore.
  • Navios Maritime Containers names new finance chief after Christopoulos quits
    Erifili Tsironi has joined Navios Maritime Containers as its chief financial officer, replacing Chris Christopoulos, who has left the company. Navios Containers refinances as profit dwindles Tsironi joins from sister company Navios Maritime Acquisition, where she has been co-chief financial officer since December 2018. Before that, she was chief financial officer of Navios Maritime Midstream P
  • Valles Steamship sells aframax a month after boosting tanker orderbook
    Koo family shipowning company Valles Steamship has sold one of its older tankers, brokers believe. Valles Steamship takes up aframax newbuilding option Japanese VLCC sale promises latest positive asset price point It comes with the Chinese owner having just added to its aframax orderbook in Japan and suggests prices in the sector are failing to keep pace with escalating VLCC values. Sales spec
  • Two officers found dead on Greek LPG carrier
    Gas Aegean called in Sri Lanka after deaths of Russian and Ukrainian discovered.
  • Piraeus Bank mulls Asian financing partnership
    Greece's Piraeus Bank, a commercial lender that also has shipping loans, said on Friday it is exploring a partnership with an unnamed financing house in the Far East to jointly provide maritime credit to Hellenic clients. "Piraeus Bank announces that it is exploring a potential strategic partnership opportunity with a major Asian Pacific financial conglomerate operating globally, to provide finan
  • Petredec revealed as seller of four LPG carriers to Epic Gas
    Petredec has emerged as the seller of four LPG vessels to BW-backed Epic Gas. Epic Gas plots purchase of larger vessels backed by BW Group 'halo' effect The acquisition of the 11,000-cbm pressurised vessels Kahyasi and Kris Kin (both built 2015) has now been completed, Epic said on Friday. Completion of the deals for the other two ships, the 11,000-cbm Kingcraft and Kisber (both built 2015),
  • Union Maritime grows crude tanker fleet with Cosco order
    Laurent Cadji's Union Maritime has boosted its crude tanker fleet with an aframax order in China. Marinakis and Union Maritime splitting BP Shipping aframaxes Play on supramax to reap $13.3m for Union Maritime It has placed two firm vessels at 113,000-dwt tankers Cosco Shipping Heavy Industry Zhoushan with options for two more. The move continues Union's expansion in the aframax market, which
  • Second Grace 1 officer arrested as probe continues
    Gibraltar's chief minister says captain and first mate being questioned at police HQ.
  • Richard Fulford-Smith's Affinity sees profit spike helped by 'quite a few' LNG orders
    Shipbroker's top executive head has seen his wages double
  • Zuyderzee adds former DVB shipping head Michiel Steeman
    Dutch shipping investment advisor also recruits ABN Amro's Caspar van Overklift.
  • Iran renews call for Grace 1 release
    Foreign ministry also warns overseas powers to leave Gulf region.
  • Kari-Pekka Laaksonen returns as CEO of Samskip
    Former Containerships supremo to head rival boxship operation.
  • MOL reveals terms of $186m green bonds
    Japanese owner paying interest of up to 0.49% for "sustainability" notes.
  • Hoegh LNG inks debut Cheniere deal for latest newbuilding
    Hoegh LNG has inked a contract for its latest FSRU newbuilding which will keep the unit employed until it starts a long-term deal off Australia. Avenir LNG confident of newbuild charter despite being a reluctant shipowner LNG shipowners highlight long-term prospects amid spot volatility Cheniere has fixed the 170,000-cbm Hoegh Galleon in what marks the first firm contract between the two compan
  • Nippon Maru to undergo major makeover
    Mitsui OSK plans to turn veteran cruiseship into eco-friendly vessel
  • GEV hunts Brazilian business for newbuildings
    Australia's Global Energy Ventures is looking to tap into the Brazilian market for its compressed natural gas (CNG) newbuildings. The company has lined up an order for up to eight new CNG vessels worth $1.12bn at China's CIMC raffles yard. Big CNG carrier deal just the start for GEV Jensen and Clarksons team up on $1.2bn order for pioneering gas ships It is now working with Brazilian consultan
  • 2020 Bulkers seals Koch charters for newbuilds
    Norwegian shipowner's newbuildings secure work for up to 36 months
  • Triton Marine sends Panamax bulker to the beach
    Scrap sale ends Dubai-based shipowner's brief foray into dry-bulk
  • US gets tough on China over Iranian crude imports
    Sanctions threatened as Trump administration vows to use maximum pressure to end all Iranian crude exports

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • Merit of US pushback against China debated
    Trade experts tackled the bilateral trade war, which has lasted for more than a year, during a panel discussion Wednesday.
  • APMT again wins LA automation project OK
    Largest marine terminal in North America gets another vote of approval for new cargo-handling equipment at Pier 400.
  • Inside Caribbean 'transshipment triangle'
    Ocean shipping lines and terminal operators are fighting for customers among shifting alliances and razor-thin profit margins.
  • Long Beach falls short of all-time record
    June 2018 was the busiest month in the port's 108-year history.
  • Commentary: Vessel forfeiture
    Issues for carriers involved in U.S. drug trafficking or other criminal investigations outlined.
  • CBP seizes counterfeit speakers in Philadelphia
    The fake Edison Professional speakers, with a manufacturer's suggested retail value of $253,572, originated in China and will be destroyed.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 12, 2019
  • Tropical Storm Barry halts bunkering operations in New Orleans: sources
    Marine fuel bunkering operations in the port of New Orleans were heard coming to a halt Friday.
  • European fuel oil stocks drop in June on supply constraints: IEA
    Fuel oil stocks in European members of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development dropped by 1.8 million barrels year on year in June.
  • Fujairah bunker demand recovers on widening price discount to Singapore
    July bunker demand is seeing a slight recovery in Fujairah, owing to more competitive prices compared to other key ports such as Singapore.
  • ARA fuel oil stocks fall 14% to 1.04 mil mt on tight availability
    Fuel oil stocks in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp trading hub dropped 14% to 1.038 million mt in the week to Wednesday.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • CRUDE MOC RESEND: Middle East complex rallies amidst renewed demand for cargoes
    "Not sure why [Oman rallied] -- I didn't see any bid," said a buyer for a Chinese refinery on Thursday.
  • FACTBOX: Persian Gulf tensions raise stakes for oil, shipping markets
    On Thursday, UK's Ministry of Defence said three Iranian vessels 'attempted to impede the passage' of the British Heritage as it exited the Gulf.
  • TANKERS: Americas tanker markets see halt to operations, delays as Tropical Storm Barry nears USGC
    "I think there will be some delays. It's part of the reason we're a bit quiet I think," a shipowner said.
  • Austria's OMV to sell new 0.5% marine fuel from Q4
    "Our new VLSFO will be produced in our Schwechat and Petrobrazi refineries," OMV said.
  • Phillips 66 shutting in Alliance refinery ahead of Tropical Storm Barry: company
    "The Phillips 66 Alliance Refinery is preparing a safe and orderly shutdown of the facility," said Phillips 66 spokesman Dennis Nuss.
  • Shipper Scorpio Bulkers orders nine new scrubbers
    The purchase comes on top of the 28 scrubbers already on order by Scorpio Bulkers, as announced December 2018.

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