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24 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:00 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 29, 2019
  • US-China trade war bites into HK's exports in July, shrinking 5.7pc
  • US ports in southeast benefit from sourcing shifts triggered by trade war
  • Cosco mega boxship delays Vietnam departure after vessel collision
  • Maersk hires more IT staff to automate processes, digitise asset utilisation
  • New Batumi-Constanta feeder service moves boxes on Trans-Caspian route
  • Lineas Intermodal orders two Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers for Antwerp
  • West Australia campaign to promote road freight across Perth
  • 40th Marintec China will come to Shanghai on December 3-6
  • Ethiopian Cargo to start freighter services to Thailand and Vietnam
  • Qantas to test 19-hour Sydney to New York and London flights
  • Air Canada Cargo broadens link with GTA dnata adding perishables

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • Essar Shipping recognised by US Coast Guard's AMVER Award programme
  • Global black tea output up
  • Online service requests make things easier at APM Terminals Mumbai
  • Shipping Minister visits VOC Port to inspect facilities, inaugurate & review projects
  • Kailash Aggarwal, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Shipping, visits Allcargo Logistics Skill Development JNPT centre
  • Member CBIC & JS Customs address FFFAI EC meeting in New Delhi
  • Govt notifies indirect tax dispute resolution scheme
  • India pitches for uniform standards on Good Agriculture Practices among SAARC countries

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 29, 2019
  • Hupac to expand its network within Europe
  • Troubled times for Eddie Stobart
  • Changes ahead for the US short-line freight rail sector
  • Agility invests in green supply chain technologies
  • Drewry sees volatility - and volumes - on the rise
  • Atlas Air opens up freighter future
  • A machine to unload bags of coffee
  • Disappointing financial year for Imperial Logistics
  • American Airlines settles false claims act allegations
  • Eco-friendly 'first and last' mile locomotive launched
  • Zoetis joins Pharma.Aero
  • UPS names new head for southeast Europe
  • Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube Group plans strategic takeover
  • Freight drivers' lounge refurbished
  • Port of Cork doubles facilities in preparation for Brexit
  • Apex and Asiana arrive at Columbus Rickenbacker
  • "Curiosity of the Day"

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • Scrubber retrofitting driving a spike in the charter market
  • New Schenker Americas head looks to serve customers like a small forwarder
  • Geest set to return services to Portsmouth after two years at Dover
  • Lufthansa reaches air cargo anti-trust settlement with Deutsche Bahn
  • Express air dominates as pathway for counterfeit goods

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • U.S. Caribbean ECA offenses bring $3 million fines
    U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands reports that Ionian Shipping & Trading Corp., Lily Shipping Ltd., Stamatios Alekidis, Athanasios Pittas and Rey Espulgar have been convicted and
  • Høglund to supply solutions for refit of bunkering vessel to LNG
    Oslo, Norway, headquartered Høglund has been awarded a contract by Bergen Tankers to deliver a cargo handling system (CHS) for the LNG bunker vessel Bergen LNG. As part of a long-term charter
  • Why non-skid deck and topside coatings make sense for ferries
    Speakers at Marine Log's upcoming FERRIES 2019 event will include Glenn Arent , Senior. National Sales & Distribution Manager for NCP Coatings Inc., Niles, Mich. His career in the paint and coatings
  • Uptick in interest in completing stalled OSV newbuilds
    China's Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding Ltd has placed orders with Norwegian liquid handling and pump specialist PG Flow Solutions to supply large liquid-cargo systems and associated equipment for two MPSVs the shipyard is
  • EPA proposes amendments to Tier 4 regs
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to amend the national marine diesel engine program to provide relief provisions to address concerns associated with finding and installing certified Tier 4 marine

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • Sanctions proving 'extremely challenging' for industry despite transparency tools
    Uncertainty over origin of cargo and ownership of business remains, despite support from third party operators
  • Yard merger reignites talk of Samsung's shipbuilding exit
    The proposed merger of Hyundai Heavy Industries and DSME has triggered renewed speculation that Samsung leaders would revisit the options...
  • Shipping's Arctic sea route concerns? Hold the applause
    CMA CGM has called on other carriers to follow its lead and pull the plug on any Arctic ambitions, but...
  • Weak peak season to stretch into new year for box carriers
    Trade wars, Chinese holidays and IMO 2020 are all conspiring to make life tough for container lines
  • MOL Nordic Tankers loses chief executive in shake-up
    The integration of MOL Nordic Tankers into MOL Chemical Tankers has resulted in the departures of chief executive Per Sylvester...
  • Jailed shipowner Nobu Su lodges appeal
    Former high-flyer rejects findings that he had the legal capacity - or state of mind - to participate in March...
  • World's largest VLCC owner warns of crude shipping risks
    Chinese owner of 51 VLCCs, among a diversified fleet of nearly 200 ships, recorded a 317.6% surge in recurring net...
  • The Americas lead the way with Lloyd's List Future Fuels Forum
    Lloyd's List's Future Fuels Forum takes place in Houston, Texas next month. Two panels will discuss what still needs to...
  • Low-sulphur fuel price spread favours scrubbers
    Early moves towards scrubber adoption may pay off for owners as price spread widens for low-sulphur alternatives to bunker fuel
  • WoodMac forecasts continued long-term growth in China gas imports
    China's national oil companies have responded to the call for more upstream exploration and production activities and have formulated seven-year...
  • Daily Briefing
    Venezuela-China oil flows fail to stem plunging tanker demand | Carrier results demonstrate benefits of consolidation | Carriers failing to...
  • Knot seals 15-year shuttle tanker contract with Total
    With this latest deal, the Knot Group will have 32 shuttle tankers in operation or on order
  • China Merchants offers to buy AVIC's shipbuilding assets
    Development comes amid wider consolidation moves within China's shipbuilding industry
  • Soderberg to join Global Energy Ventures as head of shipping
    Mr Soderberg has more than 30 years experience in the shipping industry and worked together with Mr Jensen at AP...
  • MOL Nordic Tankers loses chief executive in shake-up
    The integration of MOL Nordic Tankers into MOL Chemical Tankers has resulted in the departures of chief executive Per Sylvester...
  • Jailed shipowner Nobu Su lodges appeal
    Former high-flyer rejects findings that he had the legal capacity - or state of mind - to participate in March...
  • World's largest VLCC owner warns of crude shipping risks
    Chinese owner of 51 VLCCs, among a diversified fleet of nearly 200 ships, recorded a 317.6% surge in recurring net...
  • The Americas lead the way with Lloyd's List Future Fuels Forum
    Lloyd's List's Future Fuels Forum takes place in Houston, Texas next month. Two panels will discuss what still needs to...
  • Low-sulphur fuel price spread favours scrubbers
    Early moves towards scrubber adoption may pay off for owners as price spread widens for low-sulphur alternatives to bunker fuel
  • WoodMac forecasts continued long-term growth in China gas imports
    China's national oil companies have responded to the call for more upstream exploration and production activities and have formulated seven-year...
  • Daily Briefing
    Venezuela-China oil flows fail to stem plunging tanker demand | Carrier results demonstrate benefits of consolidation | Carriers failing to...
  • Knot seals 15-year shuttle tanker contract with Total
    With this latest deal, the Knot Group will have 32 shuttle tankers in operation or on order
  • China Merchants offers to buy AVIC's shipbuilding assets
    Development comes amid wider consolidation moves within China's shipbuilding industry
  • Soderberg to join Global Energy Ventures as head of shipping
    Mr Soderberg has more than 30 years experience in the shipping industry and worked together with Mr Jensen at AP...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • ILWU Canada's automation study warns of deep job losses
  • Despite bankruptcies, more US truckers rolling
  • UP-CSX weigh reversal of service cuts: sources
  • Storm halts vessel movements in USVI, Puerto Rico
  • Finding the digital quote sweet spot
  • Air shippers fear costs, delays due to Hong Kong X-ray rule
  • TMS and EDI pact broaden freight digitization reach
  • Maersk's digital transformation takes root in Bangalore

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • Chinese players link up for $840m BHP dual-fuel tender
    Interests in China expect trading group's dual-fuel newcastlemax project to grow and are teaming up to get in on it
  • Trafigura inks LPG-fuelled VLGC contract at Hyundai Heavy
    Trader likely to novate gas carriers - the largest ever ordererd - to another company before taking them on long-term charters
  • Mysterious new Dubai manager takes third ageing VLCC
    Barely three months after it made its debut on the shipping scene, a little-known shipmanager from Dubai has assembled a fleet of at least three ageing VLCCs. TradeWinds reported earlier this month that Royal Express Ship Management had taken over operation or technical management of two tankers sold by Greece's NGM Energy. NGM Energy sells second VLCC to Dubai-based operator NGM Energy buys ca
  • Nissen Kaiun sells vintage VLGCs as it renews fleet
    Oriental Energy denies buying the VLGC despite the vessel being listed online under its ownership
  • Florida ports issue warnings ahead of Hurricane Dorian
    Several Flordia ports have raised conditions as Hurricane Dorian approaches. The US Coast Guard said Wednesday afternoon that Port Canaveral and the ports of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Manatee are in condition Whiskey, meaning the ports will stay open, but ships must report whether they are staying or going. Whiskey is the lowest of the Coast Guard's four port conditions and anticipated gale forc
  • Former professional cyclist puts Hesnes staff through their paces
    Inspiration came from the Norwegian state, with near 90% staff participation
  • Christian Andersen bounces back to head Lorentzen & Stemoco
    Former Avance Gas chief executive to return to broking as the new head of Tidemand outfit
  • New Greek outfit linked to purchase of Diamond S MR pair
    A Greek shipping outfit registered just recently, with an as-yet-unknown background, has been linked to the purchase of an MR tanker pair sold earlier this month by Diamond S Shipping. Some Athens brokers are identifying an enterprise called Velos as the buyer of the 50,000-dwt Atlantic Aquarius and Atlantic Leo (both built 2008), which the US-based outfit confirmed as having been sold in a state
  • Aon urges shipowners to renew early as rates rise by 10%
    Further price hikes likely as broking giant identifies tightening capacity across logistics, cruise, ports, terminals and marine cargo sectors
  • Chinese finance house Minsheng trades product tankers
    Beijing-based Minsheng Financial Leasing is continuing to experiment as an asset player in the MR market
  • Liner giants' green fight reveals shipping's future battleground
    Three of the world's biggest box carriers are championing their environmental credentials in a battle for the hearts of customers. It shows a trajectory for the rest of the industry
  • Chemikalien bounces back after tough time for German managers
    Hamburg tanker specialist close to doubling its fleet with acquisition of Rigel Schiffahrts and Expedo vessels
  • Tanker specialist Chemikalien has more than one reason to celebrate half-century
    Christian Kramer and Hylke Boerstra joined Chemikalien Seetransport (CST) when the fleet was shrinking fastest. They worked alongside the late Peter Kramer to reverse the slide, deciding which ships should go and where future investment should be focused. Boerstra said two subsequent years of consolidation have been followed by expansion. The strategy behind the turnaround had little to do with
  • ExxonMobil invites owners to bid on LNG carrier duo
    Energy major selects Samsung as preferred shipbuilder, with Hyundai as back up
  • CSL leads way by reporting carbon dioxide emissions
    Private Canadian group publishes annual sustainability report that details ongoing battle to reduce its carbon output
  • Scorpio Bulkers kamsarmaxes good fit for conversions, says CSL
    Two kamsarmaxes acquired by CSL Group from Scorpio Bulkers in March for $48m have been trading as conventional bulkers ahead of their planned conversion to self-unloading units. "This is a mix of expansion and fleet renewal for our Americas fleet," said chief executive Louis Martel, referring to a partnership with compatriot owner Algoma Central on a pool of self-unloaders that is run from Middle
  • CSL's Martel skates on thin ice in Montreal as a Boston Bruins fan
    Louis Martel conceded that it is a "little awkward" for the Montreal native to be a diehard Boston Bruins ice hockey fan. Montreal is home to what is arguably the National Hockey League's most iconic name, the Montreal Canadiens. "Fortunately or unfortunately, I'm a huge Bruins fan," the CSL chief executive said. "Sometimes it is a little awkward. I have continuous jokes with my owners. I keep
  • Navig8 results followed $100m Oslo bond issue
    Group is paying a high price for previously undisclosed windfall in April, but sources explain why it might be worth it.
  • Bet on 2020 being 'best year in a half decade' but no supercycle
    Tankers expected to benefit strongly from supply-demand factors but other sectors may not get such a great one-off boost, say US analysts
  • Havila still negotiating future of its fleet with lenders
    The offshore support vessel operator's second-quarter results have improved significantly, compared to last year.
  • Is the IMO 2020 tanker rally finally here?
    VLCC rates have jumped, but you'd never know it based on trade war headlines, says Evercore's Chappell
  • Emerging deals highlight Greek owners' appetite for MR tankers
    Astra and Falcon among trendsetting Greeks to snap up 10-year-old former Japanese-owned vessels in a robust S&P market
  • Stronger panamax period deals offer immediate premium
    Struggling segment is coming to life as cargo-long operators raise the bidding for longer employment
  • Sun comes out to play at another colourful Peter Gast regatta
    What started as a bet 37 years ago between a shipbroker and a shipowner remains the biggest privately organised sailing regatta in shipping. Whoever could sail from northern Germany to Denmark and back in the fastest time would win, and whoever lost would pick up the bill. Little did the betting parties know that nearly four decades later the regatta bearing the name of shipbroker Peter Gast wou
  • Hafnia puts hope in new trade patterns as profit falls
    BW tanker company says tailwinds could be created after challenging second quarter.
  • Kassian continues clear out with sale of ageing panamax bulker
    The Pappadakis family company Kassian Maritime Navigation has continued to renew its bulker fleet with the disposal of a 13-year-old panamax vessel. Brokers in Europe and the US said the 74,000-dwt Underdog (built 2006) has been sold to an undisclosed buyer for $8.5m. The selling price is roughly in line with price expectations for the Hudong-Zhonghua-built ship and about the same as Kassian p
  • CMES posts stronger first-half results but expresses worries over tariff war
    China Merchants Energy Shipping says US crude exports growth could be curbed by Beijing's import duty
  • Estoril Navigation to re-enter clean tanker market
    Greek owner clinches deal with MOL as part of fleet renewal plan
  • MOL Chemical Tankers kicks off Nordic merger with staff changes
    The process of merging MOL Nordic Tankers (MOL NT) into MOL Chemical Tankers (MOL CT) has begun with the exit of two top executives. Chemical tanker market M&A steps up with two large transactions Per Sylvester Jensen and Henriette Schutze, MOL NT's chief executive and chief financial officer, have left the company, a release said on Wednesday. MOL CT's chief executive Tsuneo Watanabe will head
  • James Fisher eyes further growth after business acquisition spree
    The London-listed tanker owner and marine service provider is looking forward to a better second half.
  • Thun Tankers orders new niche tanker for Geos charter
    New ship will be of Not Always Afloat But Safely Aground (NAABSA) design.
  • Agility Gas meeting yards over 'game-changing' jumbo ethane carrier
    US company receives first 165,000-cbm designs for VLEC from Herbert Engineering
  • NYK Bulk eyes competitive edge with eco heavylift order in China
    Japanese specialist to renew fleet with order at Jinling Shipyard for 'next generation, energy-saving' duo
  • Diligent Holdings' fleet mix tilts with fourth supramax purchase
    Little-known Athens company becomes one of Greece's biggest buyers this year
  • Shell extends LNGBV fleet with Norwegian ship conversion
    Bergen Tankers to switch oil bunker vessel to supply LNG for Gasnor charter
  • Thanassis Martinos to run Greek Holy Mountain
    The Greek government is to appoint shipowner Thanassis Martinos as the next civil governor of the Holy Mountain, an autonomous northern Greek region that hosts a 1,000-year old autonomous monastic community, state radio ERT reported on Wednesday. The decision was taken by the country' s freshly elected prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and has met with approval by senior Greek Orthodox clergy, t
  • Two workers killed in fire at Russian shipyard
    Krasnoye Sormovo says production line hit by blaze on Wednesday.
  • Alphaliner: inactive boxship fleet drops
    Analyst says 553,000 teu currently idled, driven by scrubber retrofits.
  • Lower costs boost Teekay Shuttle Tankers
    Teekay spin-off also benefits from high use and rates.
  • Fredriksen working on VLCC merger deal to boost Frontline
    Norwegian tanker owner says he is giving expansion of his VLCC fleet top priority
  • NYK confirms Total charter of KNOT shuttle tanker
    Japanese shipowner says ship will be deployed in Brazilian waters under 15-year charter
  • Ferry blaze kills three in Philippines
    Coastguard and other ships rescued 245 people after fire.
  • TechnipFMC to split operations in two
    Move will unlock additional value, says CEO.
  • World's most-watched tanker drops Turkey call
    Adrian Darya 1 now has no destination listed after Iran sells its oil.
  • China Merchants launches AVIC International takeover bid
    CMIH sees potential synergies in merged entity such as enlarged customer base and economies of scale
  • Chinese-Wilhelmsen team selected for Cyprus LNG FSRU
    Successful consortium expected in Nicosia shortly for the formal signing of the contracts
  • NYK order at JMU Corp to be "upgraded" Newcastlemax
    New bulker design said to combine increased deadweight with reduced fuel consumption

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • Freight brokers: FEMA pre-positioning for Hurricane Dorian has begun
    Brokers large and small report surges of water loads inbound to Florida.
  • Atlas Air, pilots union don't appear to let contract talks go gently into that good night
    Atlas Air and its pilots union continue take hard lines in wake of arbritrator's award that a contract settlement be arbitrated
  • Konexial launches Spanish-language version of My20 ELD
    Software and telematics technology provider Konexial recently launched a Spanish-language version of its electronic logging device (ELD) product, My20 ELD. Ken Evans, chief executive of...
  • ATA chairman Barry Pottle calls for new fuel taxes, intensified lobbying efforts
    The ATA says that fuel taxes are the best way to fund a federal infrastructure project.
  • Daimler Trucks produces milestone 750,000th heavy-duty truck in North Carolina
    Daimler Trucks North America celebrated the 750,000th build at its plant in Cleveland, North Carolina as its parent company prepares to build its heavy-duty Actros...
  • Freight Futures daily curve: 8/28
    Freight Futures lane to watch: LAX to SEA
  • U.S. rail volumes continue their drop
    Year-to-date U.S. rail volumes are still slumping this year, due in part to a competitive truck market for intermodal shipments.
  • Electric scooters scrutinized for environmental impact
    A new study finds that e-scooters' environmental footprint surpasses that of the transportation they are positioned to replace.
  • Another trucking company announces its closure today
    2019's unfavorable operating environment claims another truckload carrier.
  • Tropical Storm Dorian changing course (forecast video)
    Dorian could become a hurricane, slamming Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico soon. U.S. mainland could be next.
  • Nuvera Fuel Cells ships test engines to Europe and China
    Nuvera Fuel Cells is working with its parent Hyster-Yale Group to make fuel cell engines for medium- and heavy-duty truck applications, mostly for drayage and...
  • Today's Pickup: Canadian startup to offer its load board for free
    The Canadian Load Board unveils aggressive zero-cost entry point as looks to bring users and loads to its network after a sluggish launch.
  • Grappling with latest round of US Russian sanctions
    U.S. companies with business in Russia - even those not engaged in chemical or biological exports - should understand the sanctions to avoid compliance exposure,...
  • The freight railway route from China to Europe is not generating business volume
    Several intermodal containers on trains running between China to Europe run empty due to lack of exporter demand for capacity.
  • Elroy Air's first full-scale autonomous cargo test flight a success
    Elroy Air, an aerial autonomy and logistics company, announced the completion of its first full-scale system flight test at an airfield in California.
  • Carriers turn to automation for competitive edge when hiring drivers
    Recruiters say competition is fierce among trucking companies to find qualified truck drivers and it can be a race to see which company can successfully...
  • Express air dominates as pathway for counterfeit goods
    Express air is the preferred mode for counterfeit and opioid smugglers, and U.S. Customs is having trouble keeping up with the volume.
  • Voyage Control aims to grow from chain link to terminal gate
    Marine terminals to offer guaranteed empty returns, common portals for truck appointments.
  • 344-unit truckload carrier suddenly shuts down, latest in string of failures (with video)
    Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect that the company's CEO says he is working to bring drivers home. HVH transportation, a 344-unit trucking...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 28, 2019
  • 0.5% FUEL OIL SUPPLY ROUNDUP: Sweden's Preem offers 2020 compliant fuel at Gothenburg
    Swedish refiner Preem is offering 0.5% fuel oil, predominately at its 125,000 b/d Gothenburg refinery, and is evaluating further options at its 220,000 b/d Lysekil refinery, a company spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Oil tankers with US crude race to beat China tariff deadline
    A handful of oil tankers carrying US crude to China are racing to beat the September 1 deadline when Beijing's 5% tariff on US crude imports will kick in, but not all will cross the finishing line on time.
  • Istanbul bunker premiums surge on tight availability
    High sulfur fuel oil for use as a marine fuel at Istanbul, Turkey, has reached pronounced highs in comparison to other relevant assessments in the region in recent days, on the back of scarce availability.
  • UK North Sea operating costs still a third below 2014 peak
    Despite a recent uptick, operating costs in the UK North Sea remain at two-thirds of 2014 levels, with oil and gas production costs averaging GBP11.6 ($15.5) per barrel of oil equivalent last year, regulator the OGA said Wednesday.
  • US crude stocks fall 10.3 million barrels on high refinery runs, import drop
    US crude inventories fell 10.3 million barrels last week to 427.75 million barrels, as refiners maintained high runs while crude imports fell, US Energy Information Administration data showed Wednesday.
  • FUTURES 5: Crude futures rise muted following US stock draw
    Crude futures settled higher Wednesday following a 10.3 million barrel stock draw, but the reaction was muted by an increase in US production.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • Singapore HSFO cash differential hits record high, but strength may not hold: traders
    Most suppliers don't have prompt molecules to supply as they are already committed to fulfilling their own shorts, a trader said.
  • INTERVIEW: China's Wanhua Chemical to hike 2020 LPG imports as world-first project starts up
    "The plant will use 2.2 million mt/year of LPG as feedstock and is expected to be completed by H2 2020," Liang told Platts.
  • US-China trade dispute could include sanctions flexibility: analysts
    "I think the Chinese have thus far tried to thread a variety of needles, with domestic constituencies and the Trump Administration," Nephew said.
  • China's counter tariffs unlikely to curb overall US-Asia crude flows
    "We are unlikely to take much US crudes as they attract 5% tariff now," said a senior executive at state-run Chinese refiner Sinopec.






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