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21 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:06 GMT+2




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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 4, 2020
  • Implementation of the Sea Cargo Manifest & Transhipment Regulations
  • Mansukh Mandaviya launches Diamond Jubilee celebrations of SCI
  • MOL establishes Offshore Technical Division
  • DGTR recommends increasing import duty on Phthalic Anhydride imported from South Korea
  • Export of goods to be exempted from the new provision of TCS
  • GST waiver on export freight extended until September 2021
  • DPT operationalises two mobile harbour cranes to boost cargo handling capability
  • JNPT handles project cargo of Mumbai Trans Harbour Link in record time
  • Rakesh Shrivastava assumes charge as MbPT CVO
  • VOC Port pitched as being ideal for international container transhipment hub
  • APSEZ to levy train access charge from Nov. 1 on container trains arriving at Mundra Port
  • National multimodal transportation plan on the anvil
  • Railways achieves more freight revenue & loading in Sept., reflecting broad trends in economic turnaround
  • Railways considering linking of Kisan trains with seasonal produce
  • Exports up 5.27 pc year-on-year in September

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • Rates through the roof
  • First Airbus solution for freight in A350 cabin
  • Shipping agent despatches train to China
  • David Goh appointed VP Asia Pacific
  • Redelivery of IAI's first P2F B737-700 freighter
  • Heppner ventures into uncharted terrain
  • Rail access for customers without private sidings
  • Ship managing unit with two stakeholders
  • Another cyber victim
  • M&M launches Austrian affiliate
  • Clipper Group chooses CEO
  • USA: safe rail-shipping practices honoured
  • From Dubai to a second point in Mexico
  • Chapman Freeborn strengthens humanitarian efforts
  • Laurels for Europa Worldwide
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • New 40 t truck to supply stonemasons
  • ICS publishes updated corona guidance
  • 90 years ago today: the end of British airship plans

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • Slack season? Not on shipping lanes, where high demand still holds sway
  • Cyber-attack victim CMA CGM struggling to restore bookings, say customers
  • UK ports welcome £200m fund to help them deal with post-Brexit red tape
  • CH Robinson says digital brokerage offers truckers better deal than contracts
  • India's container crisis could last a further three months, say forwarders
  • Greenbriar Equity invests $500m in Uber Freight to boost logistics platform
  • 'Where have all the pallets gone? On shelves in warehouses, every one'
  • Industry veteran (and favourite) David Lara retires - 48 years to the day
  • Supply chain radar: The ocean freight competition rub - hello Herfindahl, my old friend

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • Chouest to build Damen-designed ASD tugs
    Damen Shipyards Group reports that it has been has been awarded a contract to design a new offshore terminal tug for Edison Chouest Offshore. Damen says that Chouest will initially build two
  • Ulstein: Zero emission wind turbine installation is "today's reality"
    Ulstein: Zero emission wind turbine installation is "today's reality" Norwegian shipbuilder and designer Ulstein has unveiled a hydrogen hybrid design offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV), the Ulstein J102, that can operate
  • Costa Cruises to bring third ship back into operation
    Carnival Corporation's Costa Cruises brand is to put a third ship back into service: its flagship LNG-fueled Costa Smeralda. Delivered at the end of last year by Finland's Meyer Turku shipyard, the
  • Great Lakes Dredge books contracts worth $59.8 million
    America's largest provider of dredging services, Oakbrook, Ill., headquartered Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD) today reported the receipt of several major awards totaling $59.8 million. The awarded work includes: Atchafalaya
  • USCG's ninth National Security Cutter completes acceptance trials
    Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE: HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding division reports that the U.S. Coast Guard's newest national security cutter, Stone (WMSL 758) has successfully completed two days of acceptance sea trials in the
  • CDC extends cruise ship "No Sail" order
    Retests conducted on 12 members of the crew of the TUI Cruises operated Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship who had tested positive for the novel coronavirus came back negative on Tuesday, according

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • Trafigura flags financial consequences of regional carbon measures
    The shipping industry can't afford to not be aligned on decarbonisation - there will be financial consequences that will ultimately...
  • US restocking cycle to boost container demand
    Container shipping could continue to benefit from high import levels in to major consuming economies even during the traditional fourth-quarter...
  • The week in charts: Asia-Europe freight rates at new high; greener ships on order
    Ahead of China's Golden Week, freight rates were largely unchanged on east-west trades but reached a four year high on...
  • Walls in the Channel? Illegal, immoral, impractical, impossible
    The only thing that could make the demand for a 'wall' in the English Channel anymore risible would have been...
  • Aegean signs with Cosco Heavy for aframax tankers
    The latest aframax newbuildings to be built for Aegean Shipping at the Yangzhou yard continue a string of orders that...
  • Economic Outlook: Weak oil demand and lower spending hit seaborne trade
    Coronavirus-related travel restrictions and a decline in household spending are the main factors behind a decrease in global seaborne trade...
  • StealthGas adds to Japanese-built LPG fleet
    Greece-based owner says that the move is part of a partial fleet renewal after the phasing out of 13 older...
  • Norway pioneers 'flexible' fuel cell technology to cut emissions by 40%
    The system, which provides flexibility in terms of fuel use, will first be tested at the Sustainable Energy catapult centre...
  • Euronav returns $200m to shareholders
    The Belgian oil tanker owner has spent $100m on share buybacks in just over three months and another $100m on...
  • Thome and Carsten Rehder to form joint venture
    Singapore shipmanager Thome Group will form a joint venture with German shipowner Carsten Rehder to manage its fleet of mainly...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: Trafigura wants to add $300 per tonne of CO2 to its bunker bill, here's why
    Commodities trader Trafigura is calling for 'drastic' measures to speed up the decarbonisation of shipping through a bunker levy charge...
  • Ports are enabling the supply chains of the future
    Resilience will need to be at the forefront of everyone's minds over the next 12 months, as new border arrangements...
  • Cyber attack: IMO restores some access, though key systems still offline
    The IMO said while some email systems and virtual meetings access has been restored, other key processes remain offline to...
  • WSC reshapes board as it marks milestone
    Senior leaders from majority of top 10 container lines will now have a voice in shaping policy at the organisation
  • UK offers funding to ports as EU exit looms
    UK government launches fund to ensure customs facilities are in place as country prepares for new European trading regime
  • VLGC supply-demand balance recovery 'a year away'
    The key to short term supply-demand balance, however, will be crew repatriations. This involves diverting vessels to ports that enable...
  • Centrica agrees long-term LNG supply contract
    Shenergy is expected to receive the contracted cargoes via either of its two terminals at Yangshan or Wuhaogou
  • Call for tighter controls after virus outbreak on bulker
    Western Australia has called for stricter rules on ships entering the country as it investigates a coronavirus outbreak on a...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Shipping's cyber defences fail attack test | China port congestion not linked to Australian trade spat |... 7

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • New Gerald Desmond Bridge will expedite LA-LB truck flow
  • Minority stake sale reveals Uber Freight's logistics provider ambitions
  • Recovery close for ro-ro market: Grimaldi Group
  • COVID-19 quarantine for Chinese ships vexes Indian port flow
  • Big wind projects blow through the US East Coast
  • US-China uncoupling charts new future for container shipping

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • Baltic Dirty Tanker Index hits record low with persistent oversupply
    Negative returns are reported on several US and Mediterranean trading routes
  • Scorpio Bulkers continues to build wind warchest with second kamsarmax sale
    Latest deal has added $5m more in liquidity for pricey WTIV programme
  • Capesize spot rates have risen by almost 50% over the past four days
    Rates for capesize bulkers get a nice boost from China's need for more iron ore
  • Longshoreman sues after allegedly catching Covid-19 on boxship
    He seeks lost wages, medical expenses and other damages
  • Scott Borgerson resigns as CargoMetrics chief executive to avoid being a 'distraction'
    Borgerson's rumoured links with Jeffrey Epstein associate Ghislaine Maxwell have led to him parting ways with the company he founded
  • Not all gloom and doom for VLCCs as US exports remain resilient
    Vessel earnings in the US Gulf outperform other regions with long-haul shipments to China
  • Dee4 Capital Partners secures cash for two more tanker buys
    Carsten Mortensen-led venture finances sixth vessel and locks in funds for fleet growth
  • Cobas Asset Management joins sell-off of Golar LNG shares
    While BW Group buys up stock, investor reveals culling its position by more than 500,000 shares
  • Major Golar LNG shareholder Cobas joins sell-off
    While BW Group buys up stock, Spanish investor Cobas Asset Management culled its position by more than 500,000 shares
  • Vroon claims world first with 'biosafe' offshore vessel class approval
    Dutch owner says RINA has certified that VOS Champagne meets new crew safety standards during Covid-19 pandemic
  • Bunker quality concerns emerge amid aviation slump
    Using jet fuel components to produce marine fuel could create flash-point issues
  • Lebanon seeks to arrest shipowner and captain after Beirut port blast
    Interpol asked to issue international warrants for two Russian citizens following August's tragedy
  • Ionic Shipping lands profitable period charter for aframax newbuilding
    ExxonMobil paying total of $27.5m over charter period as spot rates slump
  • IMO meetings to carry on despite cyber-attack
    Maritime regulator says its cyber defences were all in order and it acted to adopt security measures ahead of other UN agencies
  • Share discount and VLCC sale convinced Hungary's HOLD to buy into ADS Crude
    HOLD Asset Management explains why it has become the second-biggest investor in the Oslo-listed tanker company
  • Scotline celebrates first 40 years with pioneering hybrid order at Bodewes
    UK shipowner adds to multipurpose fleet with fourth ship in series at Dutch yard
  • Columbia steps up crew welfare drive with 'cradle-to-grave' benefits package
    Shipmanager contributing to life insurance and investment pot to ensure happy seafarers after Covid-19 trauma
  • Norwegian prime minister launches Odfjell's flexible fuel cell project
    Chemical tanker owner working with Wartsila and others to develop pilot system using green ammonia, LNG and other fuels
  • SSL Endeavour Cyprus and Greece wins Lloyd's approval
    Company becomes first Cyprus-based specialist marine broker to achieve registration at historic insurance market
  • Thome and Carsten Rehder form new bulker and boxship management venture
    Thome Germany will handle Rehder fleet and look to expand with new additions
  • Total Marine Fuels Global Solutions is making the break into biofuels and beyond
    Oil major's bunkering arm has stopped supplying high-sulphur fuel oil as it shifts to cleaner alternatives
  • Solstad may have to buy $122m offshore vessel after charter axed
    Lease terms leave Norwegian owner with potentially huge outlay unless it finds new work for Normand Maximus
  • DNV GL roped in to help restart Singapore's cruise industry
    Cruise operators hope protocols can be put in place ahead of the lucrative December school holiday peak.
  • Castor Maritime snaps up another panamax as fleet doubles in four months
    Cypriot owner adds third bulker since June following equity offerings
  • UK Chamber of Shipping recommendations lay out roadmap for cruise restart
    Framework aims to set safe path for operations as country remains off the cruise map
  • Total's bunker arm targets global reach on LNG fuel supply
    Managing director Jerome Leprince-Ringuet says the transition to LNG fuelling is already underway
  • Total Marine Fuels Global Solution is making the break into biofuels and beyond
    Oil major's bunkering arm has stopped supplying high-sulphur fuel oil as it shifts to cleaner alternatives
  • Singapore's Consort Bunkers bulks up with product tanker buys
    Bunker tanker player adds ships to its Singapore and Middle East bunkering fleets
  • Genco and Cosco bulkers in separate groundings off US coast
  • Suezmaxes hit multi-year lows as tankers continue languishing
    Time charter equivalent rates for a ship on the Black Sea-Mediterranean route fell below zero
  • A Keppel-South Korean yard merger could be a game-changer, says analyst
    Synergies from such a deal could help in the battle against lower cost Chinese shipyards

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • Long Beach bridge, decade in the making, opens Monday
    The harbor commission voted to replace the aging Gerald Desmond Bridge in August 2010.
  • FreightWaves Flashback: Which South Atlantic port is really No. 1?
    1971: Jacksonville, Savannah and Charleston duke it out for Southeastern port crown.
  • CMA CGM hires driver of digitization strategy
    Announcement of IT EVP and chief digital officer appointments doesn't mention this week's ransomware attack.
  • National Airlines expands 747 freighter fleet by 150%
    National Airlines - not National the car rental company - is adding three 747s to its freighter fleet at a time when shippers are desperate...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2020
  • INTERVIEW: Singapore's Equatorial Marine boosts storage, digitalizes bunkering services
    The company plans to to bring its storage capability to up to approximately 1 million cu m, Choong said.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • INTERVIEW: Bunker supplier Monjasa keeps up growth momentum through challenging 2020
    "2020 has developed positively so far and we have recorded higher volumes in each month of 2020 compared to 2019," Molholt said.
  • Indian government extends tax waiver on freight in relief for exporters
    The waiver will be applicable to both air and ocean export freight, India's finance ministry said.
  • Singapore HSFO swap trades on Platts MOC rises 37% in September
    The rise came on the back of the doubling of 180 CST HSFO physical trades during the MOC process to 200,000 mt.
  • Scrubber bet could pay off in post-COVID world: Vortexa
    "There is a possibility that this fuel spread could widen if we look at a post-COVID environment," Huang said.
  • Shippers look for alternatives after CMA CGM suspends e-bookings on ransomware attack
    "There are problems with e-booking," an Indian-based NVOCC said.




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