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14 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:35 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
JULY 2, 2020
  • RCL revamps RMS service to link up Malaysia and Indonesia
  • Repatriation required for 80,000 Filipino seafarers stranded in ships
  • Port of Savannah box volumes slip nearly 10pc in May due to Covid-19
  • MSC introduces Instant Quote function for online cargo bookings
  • US-China trade deal impacted by Covid-19 as bilateral trade slows
  • OOCL clinches fuel efficiency gong
  • DHL Express to open new US$79m cargo facility at Munich Airport
  • DHL orders three B767 conversions from Israel's IAI
  • Covid-19 pandemic expedites ANA Cargo's digital expansion

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • Govt aims at liberalising registration regime, encouraging more FDI in shipping & allowing joint ventures in ship ownership
  • Liner schedule reliability showing upward trend
  • Long-term ocean freight rates down on adverse economic outlook
  • Mandaviya asks NSB's Coastal Shipping Committee to examine better use of RoRo, Ro-pax vessels for transportation of cargo & people
  • MSC upgrades e-business platform with addition of new online Instant Quote function
  • Extension of validity of AEO certification for ease of renewal process (Modification in Circular No. 27/2020 dated 02.06.2020)
  • Chabahar Port, India's first ever port investment overseas, set to scale greater heights
  • Sugar production in 2020-21 projected higher at around 305 lt

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 2, 2020
  • Brussels Airport's cargo director steps down
  • Supporting South Korea's small and medium exporters
  • Hupac terminal to handle 740 m long trains
  • Gefco continues cooperation with Toyota
  • Getlink appoints group environment director
  • IRU: road haulage will decline by 18%
  • A clean solution
  • MSC goes instant
  • Kukla simplifies customs clearance
  • Changes in the management at WKS
  • Floating crane in New York harbour
  • New rail service along Eurasian route
  • More converted B767 freighters and a perfect flight
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • A trio for fair bunker prices
  • Craiss Hungary finds new office
  • Another Latin American carrier seeks protection
  • Tiaca launches second air cargo sustainability awards
  • Estonian carrier soon to start operation in Finland

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • Ocean Alliance passes 2M to take the lead on Asia-Europe market share
  • 'Optimistic, but realistic' United Cargo to relaunch direct flights to China
  • Vietnam's Cai Mep port gets set to benefit from supply chain switch from China
  • Hellmann and Geodis get closer with groupage tie-up in Germany and France
  • Q4 could have been a lot worse without e-commerce boom, says relieved FedEx
  • MSC launches 24/7 Instant Quote function - 'a few simple clicks'
  • Gonzalo Hernandez to lead Asia Pacific sales team at Delta Cargo
  • British start-up attempts to bring steam power back to shipping
  • Analysis: FedEx's 2020 rollercoaster? Contain the excitement...
  • Market Insight: Toft start date revealed, new Maersk finance hire has 3PL baggage

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • ASD tug features Schottel Rudderpropellers and mechanical hybrid solution
    Propulsion specialist Schottel, Spay, Germany, has been awarded a contract to supply Turkey's Uzmar Shipyard with rudder propellers featuring the patented SYDRIVE-M mechanical hybrid system for a 30.25 meter by 11.75 meter
  • Bipartisan bill aims to help inland ports
    U.S. Representative Mike Bost (R-Ill.) has introduced bipartisan legislation to increase access to critical federal funding for inland ports, terminals, and waterways. The Coastal and Inland Ports and Terminals Commerce Improvements Act
  • Kongsberg Digital acquires Danish software specialist
    Kongsberg Digital has acquired Coach Solutions, a vessel performance and monitoring software specialist spun off by Danish shipping company Clipper Group in 2016. Since then the company has grown rapidly, and its
  • Østensjø offshore wind quartet to have electric Voith Schneider Propellers
    Four offshore wind supply vessels on order for Norway's Østensjø Group at two Spanish shipyards will each be equipped with two electric Voith Schneider Propellers (eVSP). The vessels will be delivered with
  • Chartwell to design and deliver hybrid CTV
    Southampton, U.K., based Chartwell Marine has signed a contract to design and deliver a new hybrid Chartwell 24 offshore wind crew transfer vessel (CTV) for Swansea, Wales, headquartered High Speed Transfers, Ltd.
  • ESG launches second of three Staten Island ferries
    Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc.'s Allanton shipyard in Panama City, Fla., last week launched the Sandy Ground (Hull 220), the second of three new "Ollis Class" ferries for the New York City Department

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • Weekly briefing: No container demand recovery this year; short-term tanker outlook
    Container volumes are unlikely to return to normal levels before the end of this year, according to market analysts, while...
  • Class withdrawn from sanctioned ships linked to Venezuela
    The US is intensifying pressure on global shipping to implement and police its 18-month-old sanctions policies against the South American...
  • Newly launched VLCCs return to clean trading
    Larger tankers are cannibalising market for product tankers as transport fuels demand rebound slows
  • Shipping gas emissions decline as fleet shrinks - EU study
    Containerships were found to have accounted for over 30% of CO2 emissions in 2019, with oil tankers and bulkers accounting...
  • Cruiseship deliveries may be extended with orders at record high
    Coronavirus has had huge impacts on the cruise and ferry sectors and this will be reflected in shipbuilding orders and...
  • Are vessel-sharing agreements fit for purpose in a digital age?
    The Consortia Block Exemption Regulation was adopted in the pre-digital era of 2009. Today, the exchange of much more digital...
  • Date set for key summit to tackle seafarer crisis
    The ICS says an estimated 400,000 seafarers are either stranded at sea after overrunning their contracts, or who are waiting...
  • Many shipowners likely to miss EU recycling deadline
    The Standard Club suggests that in order to avoid any compliance-related issues all inventories of hazardous materials should be submitted...
  • Southern California port fee rise threatens business, say truckers
    The new fees are imposed by PierPass, a not-for-profit company created by the 12 marine terminal operators at the San...
  • Pandemic is a reminder that crews lie at heart of shipping
    Whatever your position on the digitalisation of shipping, the dramatic events of spring 2020 have underlined the significant role played...
  • Secondhand market for product tankers drops 15.7%
    The low appetite for second-hand product tankers partly indicates that the medium-term outlook remains clouded by uncertainty, said BIMCO's chief...
  • Shipping plays catch-up on road to carbon neutrality
    The automotive sector still faces obstacles that sound frustratingly familiar for anyone following maritime's decarbonisation timeline
  • Diana Shipping head makes history at Greek maritime body
    Paliou will head the voluntary organisation, also known as Helmepa, for a two-year term, replacing George Gratsos
  • DNV GL study says C02 emissions 'peaked in 2019'
    DNV GL's outlook sees renewables increasing market share relative to fossil fuels because of lower operating costs, with oil demand...
  • Contships makes offer to buy 19 vessels from MPC Containerships
    Move by Greek feeder specialist intended to provide 'an alternative' to beleaguered German owner that is seeking to restructure $200m...
  • J. Lauritzen chief steps down as business units are split
    J. Lauritzen has been split into two independent companies, with each business to have its own financing, management team and...
  • Thailand to ramp up LNG imports
    Thailand's power generation project developers have made use of record low spot prices to secure LNG supplies
  • MSC strives for online documentation in search of the 'holy grail'
    Efforts to bring about digital documentation need to be co-ordinated through standards to work
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: UK ports grappling with 'shambolic' Brexit black hole of information | Marinakis' sanctions battle with Venezuelan shipping...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • MPV charter rates end seven-month slide
  • Acquisitions fuel fast-growing Chicago dray operator
  • Rising Asia-Europe volumes to test carrier capacity management
  • US loans YRC Worldwide $700 million, citing 'national security'
  • MSC unveils online freight booking tool

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • Evercore ISI dropping coverage of dry cargo sector
  • Sanjay Mehta pencils in $630m order for LNG-fuelled VLCCs
  • Emanuele Grimaldi declares 'worst is over' as rate talks continue
  • Dry-docking needs for VLGC fleet could help rates, Poten says
  • Carnival makes error on $2bn in convertible notes
  • Louis Dreyfus Co to opt for LNG-fuelled tanker newbuilding
  • Lender signs up to to refinance $29.1m of Seanergy Maritime's debt
  • APL ship struck from subsidy program after Matson challenge
  • Italian bunker tanker firms form joint venture to expand
  • High hopes turned to 43% loss for shipping stocks after Covid-19 barged in
  • Flex LNG charters out next three unfixed newbuildings
  • Vega boxships enter lay-up in hope of 'better times'
  • Samsung Heavy aims to replace all newbuilding engines with fuel cells
  • New Australian crew rules spell trouble for bulker trade
  • Alliances' capacity control runs risk of opening a Pandora's box
  • Court battles loom over Ocean Tankers ships and cargoes
  • Charterers 'aggressively' testing owners' resolve as VLCC rates drop
  • Eidesvik takes over management of Ocean Yield PSV duo
  • New president of Thomas Miller in Japan joins from NYK Line
  • Oil tycoon Lim Oon Kuin claims he was denied 'natural justice'
  • Hin Leong creditors stifle $1bn sell-off of Ocean Tankers-linked ships
  • Lauritzen Kosan fleet manager Rolf Andersen dies at 52
  • Wavelength: Radical thinking gains traction as depth of downturn emerges
  • Lauritzen splits gas and bulker operations as CEO 'makes himself redundant'
  • Details emerge on Mozambique LNG newbuildings
  • LNG carrier emerges as FSU for powership off Indonesia
  • DOF says rebel bank demands $47m repayment as debt talks go on
  • Hansa Tankers hikes revenue by a third amid fleet growth
  • Don't treat US guidance as optional as sanctions tighten screws on 'bad actors'
  • Ostergaard-Nielsen logs record result, but it won't be repeated this year
  • Teamsters pension plan takes pole in lawsuit against Norwegian Cruise Line
  • Karnaphuli enters liner trades with PIL boxship buys
  • Singapore's OEL rebrands as Straits Orient Lines
  • Pateras proposes swoop on 19 bond-financed MPCC feeder boxships

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • Port of Montreal longshore workers to walk off job
    Work stoppage will impact operations at two port terminals.
  • Seafarers still stranded at sea - and more test positive
    Shipboard COVID cases will make it even harder to roll back travel restrictions that block crew changes.
  • Delta to reopen O'Hare cargo facility
    Delta Air Lines was closed for most cargo business at Chicago O'Hare airport. Now it has a schedule for reopening.
  • 'Just-in-time shipping is the smart thing to do'
    Governments, container carriers and port authorities agree it's about time communications among them were improved.
  • Pilot Freight expands corporate umbrella
    Pilot Freight Services, which operated under a national franchise network for decades, now owns 90% of its offices and monitors for future acquisitions.
  • Air cargo picked up in May, demand still weak
    Glass half empty - cargo business and finances are bad for the airlines. Glass half full - they're not as bad as they were two...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 1, 2020
  • Singapore LSFO-MOPS gasoil 10 ppm spread narrows to seven-month low on weak demand expectations
  • Platts FOB Singapore fuel oil June trading volume drops 23.5% on month
  • Sinopec's Changling Petrochemical ships its first batch of LSFO
  • External: Global Risk Management




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