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20 April 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 12:34 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 21, 2019
  • Asia-Europe rate drops 0.9pc to US$970/TEU, surges 11.6pc to USWC
  • Members of Ocean Alliance extend partnership until 2027
  • APL expands port rotation of CDX with calls at Guayaquil and Ensenada
  • Ningbo-Zhoushan overtakes Shenzhen to be 3rd largest box port globally
  • ONE bags two box loading records in two consecutive weeks
  • Maersk uses Avantida platform for empty box management with street turn
  • DSV launches US$4b bid for Panalpina
  • Freight forwarders will clear up mess left behind by Brexit politicians: BIFA
  • Panalpina uses Mexico-US-UK-Luxembourg services for plan B Brexit
  • FedEx Express to acquire to express business of Israel's Flying Cargo Group
  • Delta and Virgin to move cargo handling to new dnata Heathrow facility

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 20, 2019
  • CMA CGM banking covenants
  • CONCOR's inaugural coastal shipping service vessel calls at New Mangalore Port
  • Integrated Service Solutions (ISS) Global Forwarding acquires Multi Moving Systems
  • Is your pharmaceuticals/high value shipment properly monitored?
  • Ocean Alliance extended until 2027
  • BASF to partner with Adani to evaluate investment in acrylics value chain in Mundra
  • Chennai Port achieves crude discharge record
  • Global chemical major announces mega investment in port of Antwerp
  • Mumbai Port unions & Cochin Shipyard agree on deputation of dry dock employees to CSL Mumbai ship repair unit
  • Poland's Szczecin rated best performing among dry bulk terminals
  • Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019 sees a slew of investment proposals in ports sector
  • Leather exports may clock 5-6 pc growth this fiscal

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 21, 2019
  • "We'll continue to grow"
  • UK forwarder invests heavily in fleet expansion
  • Tigers accelerates air cargo exports in Australia
  • LoManto Aurichio named CII executive director
  • Canadian firm introduces outsourcing fleet solution
  • First Cargologic Germany freighter lands at future base
  • Baltic Sea ports set up new cooperation project
  • Gruber rolls out My Desk
  • Noatum Terminal Málaga finds replacement director
  • Another step forward for Belgrade-Budapest rail line
  • APL enhances Latin American connections
  • Nordic GSSA goes live with cargo management platform
  • Unicarriers delivers forklift fleet to Nex Logistics
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Imperial Logistics strengthens Swiss office
  • Freightliner lands large bulk haulage contract
  • 2018 - favourable for Spanish ports
  • Lynden Air Cargo crosses last frontier

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • Box carriers gaining from oil price slump, Brexit and robust rates
  • Supply chain radar: DSV & Panalpina - 'The only question is the final price tag'
  • Analysis: DSV + Panalpina - from Basel to the sleeping tiger of logistics disruption
  • CSX cuts away the 'crazy stuff' and intermodal revamp starts to pay dividends
  • Drone chaos 'highlights air cargo's over-reliance on south-east airports'
  • Size now matters to FedEx as it joins scramble for bulky home deliveries
  • Retailers hit for added transport costs as 'wardrobing' becomes the fashion
  • Tiffany King and Jeannie Stewart new VPs of people services at Crowley
  • All the winners as Dame Kelly Holmes hosts the Bifa Awards
  • Sandro Knecht is new chief commercial officer at Imperial Logistics

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • Deltamarin contracted to continue Titanic II design
  • Algoma buys three Oldendorff ships, extends YSL newbuild options
  • Gard: Scrubber washwater discharge bans set to spread
  • Evac's latest acquisition is Transvac Systems
  • Incat Tasmania to build new vessel for Trinidad and Tobago

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • Algoma funds bulker deal with newbuilding cancellation refund
    Algoma looks for extension to decide on replacement contracts at the Yanzijiang shipyard in China
  • US market fears tariff pinch
    Retailers, shippers and carriers are on tenterhooks as the 90-day trade truce reaches its climax
  • The Interview: Dimitris Fafalios
    Intercargo's new chairman lays out the dry cargo association's approach to 2020
  • US shippers voice anger at new street turn fees
    Shippers report that fees have been introduced by three lines and that they fear other shipping lines will join them...
  • Polish port tops BIMCO's dry bulk terminal vetting report
    Shipping association vetting report notes improved communication but highlights persistent problems, including inadequate waste reception facilities and restricted ganagways at...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: Breaking down the silos
    Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd's List's weekly podcast - your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in...
  • Gap between potential and reality for LNG
    There is an urgency to get these projects off the ground as power stations need to be fed and local...
  • CMA CGM unites shortsea operations under single brand
    CMA CGM seeks to provide a single entry point for European shortsea and logistics operation under its recently acquired Containerships...
  • OOIL poised to order 23,000 teu LNG-ready sextet
    The orders, if they materialise, will send OOIL's 20,000-teu class fleet to 12 units, enough to allow the company to...
  • North P&I wins post-Brexit approval to trade in Irish Republic
    From February 20, members and policyholders with a European Economic Area place of management will be insured by Dublin-based North...
  • China's purchases of US crude fell on trade war jitters
    Chinese purchases of US crude amounted to an average of 260,000 barrels per day in in the latter two months...
  • Daily Briefing
    Maersk said to be close to sale of Hamburg Süd's bulker and tanker unit | Spotlight falls on cargo inaccuracies...
  • Indonesia to break through with its second mini LNG
    PLN Geothermal is aiming to have the regas unit up and running in the third quarter of this year as...
  • First cargo of US LPG shipped to China in six months
    Despite some signs of progress in trade talks, most traders remain sceptical that the situation will change in the short...
  • Qingdao Port joins blockchain consortium GSBN
    QPG chairman Li Fengli says GSBN will allow the largest port in northern China to establish closer co-operation with global...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • Container congestion ripples to US interior
  • New Vancouver fee promises faster cargo clearance
  • East Coast ports rev up Midwest cargo efforts
  • First 2019 Asia-Europe spot rate hike fails
  • Better Mexico intermodal key to attract smaller shippers
  • Investor Oaktree makes project cargo pivot to Watco
  • Infographic: New US chassis model emerges

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • American Club claims stance in Gourdomichalis case is business as usual
    The American Club claims it came to the defence of a member as it would any other in litigation over Gourdomichalis brothers-linked bulker seized on the Columbia River. American Club accused of aiding chairman in lawsuit The comments came after the New York protection and indemnity mutual was accused in court papers filed in Brooklyn federal court last week of bolstering the defence of the club'
  • Bulkers still not ready to swap famine for feast, says Alphabulk
    Cargo volumes are growing at a faster rate than the already oversupplied fleet, research shows
  • Exmar shares climb on fresh buy rating
    Exposure to two improving markets has helped Exmar secure an initial buy rating from Kepler Cheuvreux. Shares in the Nicolas Saverys-led shipowner climbed today after the initiation report, which placed an €8.5 per share target price on the stock. Oslo's gas giants see share prices shine on US data Exmar set for rebirth after fixing out floating LNG unit Analysts Petter Haugen and Vetle Joha
  • Deltamarin to design Clive Palmer's Titanic II
    Australian shipowner Clive Palmer has again contracted Finnish group Deltamarin to design his new Titanic II cruiseship. His Blue Star Line has awarded a deal covering design, consultancy and project management services for the delayed $500m project. Deltamarin will modify an existing blueprint for the replica liner to meet the latest rules and regulations, including the SOLAS 2020 requirements
  • Great Eastern offloads veteran VLGC
    India's Great Eastern Shipping has struck a deal to sell an elderly LPG carrier. It said an unnamed buyer will take delivery of the 75,209-cbm Jag Vishnu (built 1994) in the first half of its current financial year. In October, brokers said Bharat Petroleum Corp has fixed Jag Vishnu for six months at $21,900 per day, with the option to extend the hire by a further period of three months. The co
  • CSSC Holdings set to snap two-year losing streak
    Shanghai-listed flagship unit of China State Shipbuilding Corp expects positive results for 2018 due to large one-off profit.
  • Melina Travlos makes ultramax market debut
    Greek owner Melina Travlos has made her first foray into the ultramax market to bring the size of her dry bulk fleet to four ships, according to market sources. London-based brokers identify Travlos company Neptune Dry as buyer of the 61,000-dwt ultramax Loch Nevis (built 2016), reportedly for $24.5m. Managers at the Piraeus-based company were not immediately available to comment on the informat
  • Nordseewerke bankrupt for second time in six months
    Germany's Fosen Nordseewerke has filed for bankruptcy again following its takeover by Norway's Fosen Group last year. The filing is the shipbuilder's fourth in six years. The Hannoversche Allgemeine Zeitung cited a company statement as saying the move was necessary because shareholders could not reach an agreement on joint financing of operations. The state government wants to maintain the ship
  • Augustea Navigation sells post-panamax bulker to miner
    Division of a Hong Kong-listed mining and mineral trading company has bought the ship.
  • MV Werften buys Neptun Ship Design
    German shipyard MV Werften has beefed up its offering with the takeover of Neptun Ship Design. Rostock-based Neptun is Germany's largest vessel designer. It will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of the MV Werften group, adding 120 staff. "We are pleased about the gain and the new, experienced colleagues in our team," said MV Werften managing director Peter Fetten. "Their know-how is well known to
  • CSAV ruling gives shippers advantage in cargo damage cases
    The UK supreme court has overturned a ruling that set a precedent in favour of shipowners when cargoes arrive damaged. Lord Jonathan Sumption rejected a 2016 court of appeal judgement in favour of Chilean line CSAV in a dispute with cargo owner Volcafe over coffee beans shipped from Colombia to Germany. He said the court was wrong to overturn the original finding that evidence fell short of prov
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding strikes upbeat note after $550m VLCC order flurry this week
    Shipbuilder says focus is on crude and LNG contracts as part of push for greater profitability.
  • Axel Hopfner teams up with Christoph Bruhn
    Boutique Hamburg S&P and newbuilding outfit grows with appointment of former Howe Robinson broker
  • KCC clears the way for share issue ahead of IPO
    Norway's Klaveness Combination Carriers (KCC) has paved the way for a share issue in connection with its upcoming IPO. The company said a general meeting on Friday authorised the board to sell new stock worth NOK 20m ($2.34m) in connection with the float. Norwegian Car Carriers eyes growth after profitable year It has also converted to a public limited company and will be inviting new investors
  • Oslo's gas giants see share prices shine on US data
    Avance Gas and BW LPG stocks shooting up fuelled by bright outlook on US inventories.
  • CSSC Guangxi inks debut order with LPG carrier deal
    The greenfield CSSC Guangxi Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering yard in China has won its first order. Brokers report domestic owner Hainan Zhaogang Marine as contracting a 5,000-cbm LPG carrier at the yard. Delivery will be in 2020, but no price was given. The owner has two 2,500-cbm LPGCs built in 2007 and 2011, and a 1,606-cbm veteran built in 1979. CSSC Guangxi controls CSSC Guangxi Guij
  • FSL Trust sells product tanker as fleet renewal continues
    Some cash from sale will go towards newbuilding pair ordered in December.
  • Fitch: banks' recovery uncertain after Hanjin yard's filing
    Ratings agency Fitch has said lenders' recovery is uncertain after the filing for rehabilitation last week by Hanjin's Subic Bay shipyard HHIC-Phil. It added that the move highlights the risks to Philippine banks' asset quality from concentrated loan portfolios. "We believe several of HHIC-Phil's creditor banks have been monitoring the borrower, with some paring exposure in recent years, even th
  • MacAndrews merged into CMA CGM's Containerships
    CMA CGM is merging its short-sea line MacAndrews into the newly acquired Containerships operation. The French boxship giant said the brand would disappear on 1 April, with the Containerships name surviving. It bought Finland's Containerships last year. The aim is to create a leading intra-European carrier, unlocking "major synergies" along the way. MacAndrews was taken over in 2002 and merged
  • Oldendorff Carriers sells five self-unloaders amid pool exit
    Three ships have been divested to Canadian owner alongside German company's stake in CSL International Pool. Two more head to China.
  • Arrested Murmansk bulker up for auction
    An arrested Russian bulker is going under the hammer in the US. The US Marshal is selling Murmansk Shipping's 23,600-dwt Pomorye (built 2007). An independent valuation priced the vessel at $9.825m. Murmansk Shipping bulker arrested in Denmark But the reserve price and opening minimum bid is $2.5m. The sale is pursuant to a US court order made as a result of non-payment of a fee during a call
  • AVIC and SDTR firm up deal for 10 kamsarmaxes
    Chinese groups ink new eco-bulkers at Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co.
  • North P&I hedges Brexit bets with Irish move
    UK insurer North P&I has secured post-Brexit authorisation to trade in Ireland. The Central Bank of Ireland will allow its subsidiary North of England P&I DAC to operate as a non-life insurance business, whether the UK leaves the European Union on 29 March or not. This guards it against the expected loss of existing EU financial services 'passporting' rights after Brexit. From 20 February, memb
  • Trinidad and Tobago returns to Australia for new ro-pax
    Caribbean islands adds to 94 metre high-speed ferry booked at Austal early last month.
  • Gard reveals extent of open-loop scrubber restrictions
    Beware of local restrictions before discharging washwater from exhaust gas scrubbing, warns P&I club.
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries bags suezmax tanker order double
    Meanwhile, Daewoo confirms Oman tanker order includes an option for a third VLCC.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • Customs brokers feel pinch of government shutdown
    Various duty refund programs remain on hold as numerous CBP employees are on furlough during the federal government shutdown.
  • Heavy volumes increase congestion at major U.S. ports
    Relief is expected when volumes dip after Lunar New Year, which begins Feb. 5.
  • EU releases draft mandates for trade talks with U.S.
    Agriculture is excluded from the draft mandates on industrial goods tariffs and conformity assessment, which must be approved by EU member states' governments before the bloc can start trade agreement negotiations with the U.S.
  • Port of Los Angeles tenants trim operations
    SpaceX's lease on a 19-acre site at the port will end in February, while Cal Cartage will close its warehouse on an 85-acre site in July.
  • Lawmakers turn up export control heat on Chinese telecoms
    Under the proposed Telecommunications Denial Order Enforcement Act, Chinese telecoms that violate U.S. sanctions would face "the same severe punishment" as ZTE.
  • Kansas City Southern posts 2018 results
    Net income totaled $629.4 million for the year, while revenues reached $2.71 billion.
  • J.B. Hunt's earnings fall in 2018 despite higher revenues

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 18, 2019
  • OPEC urges redoubling of efforts to achieve market balance
    The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of the OPEC and non-OPEC coalition has called on its members to redouble their efforts.
  • IEA raises 2019 non-OPEC oil supply growth estimate to 1.6 million b/d
    The International Energy Agency on Friday raised its estimate of the increase in non-OPEC oil supply this year.
  • US E&P capex likely to remain flat to down on year in 2019: Schlumberger
    US onshore E&P capital investments in 2019 are likely to be flat to slightly down from last year.
  • US judge pauses Atlantic oil, gas seismic permits during shutdown
    A federal judge on Friday blocked the US Interior Department from issuing permits for seismic testing for oil and natural gas reserves along the US East Coast.
  • Oil sustains early-session rally to settle higher
    Crude futures held onto an early-session upswing to settle just under intraday highs Friday.
  • European HSFO stocks little changed in Nov on conflicting sentiment: IEA
    European high sulfur fuel oil stocks edged down slightly in November.
  • Japan's Nov bonded bunker fuel oil sales rise 6% from Oct
    Japan sold 2.85 million barrels of bonded bunker fuel oil in November.
  • LNG bunkering set to accelerate globally in 2019: SEA\LNG
    "The economic case for LNG as the marine fuel of choice for newbuilds is growing stronger each month," Keller said.
  • Singapore may witness robust bunker sales for third consecutive year
    After posting near 50 million mt in annual sales for two consecutive years, Singapore is hoping to push its bunker fuel sales even further in 2019.




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