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21 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:35 GMT+2




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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • Digital virtue emerges from necessity
  • SAL's step over the Atlantic
  • Rail speeds up seafood transport
  • Maritime purchases more container business
  • Confidence in shipping on the rise
  • MOL restructures organisation
  • Sofia warehouse with direct rail access
  • Launching Lahore flights
  • New terminal active in Wilhelmshaven
  • Young GDP network looks back in joy
  • Haropa appoints directors for two agencies in Paris
  • Palletised network expands in Iberia
  • Cargo saves airline and patients
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Jaxport's economic impact honoured
  • Second "City Dock" close to Berlin
  • Nordic ro-ro operations about to begin
  • Quito performs better than last year

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • Asian shippers hit by double-whammy of lack of boxes and capacity squeeze
  • Airfreight set to see spikes of demand in Q4, but rate rises will be calmer
  • Terminal operator and port authority clash over expansion for Vancouver
  • Maritime Transport to acquire Wincanton's container haulage business
  • Shortage of the right containers hobbling export revival in Bangladesh
  • Toyota and Nissan demand UK covers tariffs if no EU deal reached
  • CMA CGM brings in IBM veteran Nicholas Sekkaki as its new IT VP
  • Order from chaos: China's Belt and Road, seven years in
  • M&A radar: SecurCapital eyes IPO, expect more bread-and-butter logistics deals

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • Sea Machines to prototype use of barges as autonomous military helipads
    The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Innovation Unit (DIU) has awarded Boston headquartered Sea Machine Robotics a contract to enable autonomous, self-propelled operation of opportunistically available commercial ocean barges to land and
  • Maid of the Mists' zero-emission tour boats enter service
    Starting at 10 a.m. tomorrow, October 6, guests will be able to ride the first all-electric, zero-emission passenger boats built in the U.S.A. Built for Niagara Falls, N.Y. tour operator Maid the
  • Paraná River push boats get Fleet Xpress connectivity
    In a breakthrough for maritime broadband inland along one of South America's longest waterways, Inmarsat has equipped four Paraná River push boats operated by Impala Paraguay with Fleet Xpress connectivity, The push
  • Gibbs & Cox wins DARPA Sea Train award
    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded Gibbs & Cox, Inc. a multi-phase contract to develop and demonstrate a Connectorless Sea Train concept. DARPA has exercised the base development phase
  • Halter Marine partners with community college to launch apprenticeship program
    Pascagoula, Miss., shipbuilder Halter Marine is creating jobs and, through its partnership with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC), training the apprentices to fill them. The program launched with a recent apprenticeship
  • AWO's Brian Bailey honored as Rising Star of Safety
    Brian Bailey, Director of Safety and Environmental Stewardship for the American Waterways Operators (AWO), has been named a 2020 Rising Star of Safety by the National Safety Council (NSC). He was selected
  • Trafigura proposes IMO-administered carbon levy on fuels
    One of the world's largest ship charterers, responsible for more than 4,000 voyages a year, is proposing that the International Maritime Organization introduce a carbon levy of between $250 and $300 per
  • VIDEO: Dredge slams into moored tanker
    Malaysia's Star newpaper says that "maritime rage" akin to "road rage" is being eyed as the possible cause of an incident captured on YouTube videos that show the moment when a 3,745

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • Piracy monitoring service issues Gulf of Guinea attack alert
    While the source of the notice was not disclosed, security sources said the threat level in the inner Gulf of...
  • Bulker sale and purchase activity hots up
    During the past week, Castor Maritime picked up a panamax and Scorpio Bulkers offloaded a second kamsarmax
  • Port biofouling removal bans drive a smarter approach
    Shipowners' traditional method of removing fouling from a vessel's hull leaves biocides, paint particles and biofouling in the water. The...
  • Seafarers have a right 'to stop working, leave ships and return home'
    The ITF and the employers' Joint Negotiating Group have come together to ask shipping and cargo companies to support seafarers...
  • Is digital leviathan a risk to fair competition in shipping?
    State-of-the-art logistics solutions deployed by container shipping services raise antitrust issues for which the legal competition frameworks in both the...
  • Capesize rates benefit from 'incredibly healthy' volumes
    Capesize spot rates continued to gain with levels reaching the highest since September 2019, according to the Baltic Exchange, which...
  • Greek bulker 'wholly responsible' for Suez multiple pile-up
    Bulk carrier Panamax Alexander was at causative fault for five-vessel casualty that closed the Suez Canal for several hours in...
  • UN facing call to intervene in shipping's emissions debate
    Green groups have written to the United Nations in protest to a recent proposal to the IMO for a short-term...
  • Logistics company thwarts cyber attack
    It has emerged that a Danish logistics company was targeted by cyber criminals in the weeks before successful attacks on...
  • 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...
  • Shipyard closed after coronavirus outbreak
    New Havyard Ship Technology has been ordered to close its Leirvik shipyard until at least October 10, after 17 employees...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: US restocking cycle to boost container demand | Trafigura flags financial consequences of regional carbon measures |...
  • Golar LNG and BP agree to defer FLNG lease
    BP has previously sought to invoke force majeure on the FLNG lease, citing coronavirus-led disruption. The latest agreement to delay...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • Trans-Pacific container lines boost October capacity
  • Driver hiring lags despite September surge in US truck orders
  • Intermarine stake gives MPV/HL carrier SAL growth in Americas
  • CMA CGM battles to restore systems a week after cyber attack
  • US shippers shell out to secure container, truck capac

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • Arctic dry bulk not for the faint of heart, says Golden Ocean
    Ice class is a hard investment to earn back, but Golden Ocean says its polar panamax business pays off
  • A time to arbitrate? ING works to preserve stalled London OW Bunker cases before it's too late
    Six years on, lender may have to restart three proceedings and launch a new one before deadline
  • Nigeria LNG unit nears settlement to end OW Bunker fight
    LNG carrier owner Bonny Gas Transport and ING reach 'agreement in principle' to end fight over disputed bunker bills
  • Pleiades Shipping orders second aframax at Daehan
    Greek shipowner strikes newbuilding contract with South Korean shipyard
  • Tufton Oceanic adopts ABS' new fleet data system
    Class society helps UK fund manager maximise operational efficiency of fleet to create value
  • Danaos surge leads US shipping stocks to rebound week
    Things are looking up in both the containership and dry bulk markets with equities responding, Jefferies says
  • Kirby Corp sees major shareholder scale back stake
    Scottish investor Baillie Giffords backs off as Kirby's distribution and services segment languishes
  • SAL acquires Intermarine in multipurpose industry shake-up
    Consolidation rolls on as industry veteran Svend Andersen makes a comeback
  • Hoegh LNG taps bond and plans another issue as it refinances early
    New deals in Oslo will reduce 2022 maturity with bond window firmly open
  • String of VLCC sales emerge as buyers aim to take advantage of price slump
    Aeolos Management, International Seaways and NYK Line said to have found buyers while AET is hunting for one
  • SunStone pauses Project Infinity at seven expedition cruiseships
    Expedition cruiseship owner allows options for last three expedition cruiseship newbuildings to expire
  • Frontline's Robert MacLeod enjoys big pay hike
    Annual salary increased almost NOK 3m from 2018, records show
  • Sale of Soloi Inc supramaxes could mark shipowning exit
    Greek company has reportedly sold its only remaining bulkers
  • Shipowners warned of imminent pirate attack in Gulf of Guinea
    'Credible' threat reported to cover potential raid off Nigeria, Togo, Benin or Sao Tome and Principe
  • Axel Eitzen gearing up to combine several group companies
  • Employers and unions call for crew change charter clause
    ITF threatens to 'come down hard' on anyone who does not respect seafarers' right to reject contract extensions
  • Three decades of TradeWinds offers lessons for the years ahead
    As TradeWinds marks its 30th anniversary, its pages and stories show that transparency will be a key to remaining competitive in the shipping business in the decades ahead
  • Cocaine seized on handysize and cargoship in Italy and Brazil
    Drugs found on Itochu and Held Bereederungs vessels within two days of each other
  • Golar joint venture disqualified from Petrobras terminal tender
    Woes continue for company's joint venture power and floating regasification arm following CEO allegations
  • Tufton Oceanic snaps up tanker duo as new financing arranged
    UK fund borrows $24m against four product carriers as fleet expands again
  • US warns shipowners of sanctions threat from cyber-attack ransoms
    Washington tells companies payments to hackers could breach sanctions after a spate of cyber-attacks on shipping companies
  • Probe begins as dredger embeds itself in tanker at full speed
    Crew watch in horror as vessel steams towards their ship off Malaysian port
  • Ofac warns shipowners over cyber-attack ransoms
    Washington tells companies payments to hackers could breach sanctions after a spate of cyber-attacks on shipping companies
  • Prices under pressure as Euronav sells jointly owned suezmax
    Belgian owner made a more than 50% return on its 2019 investment in tanker
  • Euronav confirms profit after selling jointly owned suezmax
    Belgian owner made a more than 50% return on its 2019 investment in tanker
  • Havyard closed after 17 workers test positive for Covid-19
    Outbreak began last week after four cases were initially identified at Norwegian shipbuilder
  • Kathrine Fredriksen: Reading the runes of a Norse saga
    The fog around who will take control of John Fredriksen's $13bn empire is beginning to clear
  • Costa Cruises continues to trickle ships back into service
    Italian arm of Carnival set to reinstate third vessel with domestic cruises, but with reduced capacity
  • MOL and Nagashiki come in for criticism over media handling of Wakashio crisis
    Japanese owner and charter said to have been slow to respond and shown little empathy for local citizens
  • Redundant PIL, Hinode and Nissen boxships move on to new owners
    Asian liner players shed feeder tonnage as charters end and route rationalisations kick in
  • MOL comes in for criticism over media handling of Wakashio crisis
    Japanese owner and charter said to have been slow to respond and shown little empathy for local citizens

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • United Airlines cargo planes to share space again with passengers
    At airlines, cargo is typically the junior partner to passenger service. During COVID, the roles are reversed and United Airlines is using its cargo network...
  • Ship captain, owner sought in Port of Beirut explosion case
    MV Rhosus carried the 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate cited as the cause of August's devastating blast.
  • Dry bulk shipping rates have just hit a new 2020 high
    Another key bellwether - the cost of dry bulk freight - is pointing to an economic recovery.
  • TJX Cos. to open $150M distribution center in El Paso
    TJX's new 1.6 million-square-foot distribution center in El Paso will likely rely on factories in Juarez, Mexico, as part of its US-Mexico supply chain.
  • HMM's 12th 24,000-TEU container ship en route to Rotterdam
    The South Korean carrier signed a contract for the ultra-large vessels in September 2018.
  • New freight benchmark study brings shippers' payment practices into the light
    When it comes to freight audit and payment strategy, shippers don't operate as a monolith.
  • Career Tracks: Yang Ming names new CEO
    Cheng Cheng-Mount was appointed to the Taiwanese carrier's board in 2018.
  • SAL expands US project cargo footprint with Intermarine
    SAL Heavy Lift Group sees Intermarine expanding its ability to serve project cargo shippers throughout North and South America.
  • American exporters want end to erratic container return dates
    The inability of ocean carriers to timely inform shippers of schedule changes results in costly logistics disruptions and potential for lost international sales.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 5, 2020
  • ARGENTINA DATA: Crude exports fall 36.2% on year in August
    Crude exports averaged 42,249 b/d in August, down from 66,179 b/d in the year-ago period, the data showed.
  • USGC middle distillate flows to Europe in Oct at 230,000 mt so far: cFlow
    In September, around 640,000 mt of USGC middle distillates made their way to Europe, with 450,000 mt going to Northwest Europe and the rest to the Mediterranean.
  • OIL FUTURES: WTI surges 6% amid renewed stimulus hopes, Trump health news
    Oil futures settled sharply higher Oct. 5 amid signs of progress between Congressional Democrats and the White House on a coronavirus relief bill.
  • IN THE LOOP: Mars differentials average premium to WTI MEH for first ever full quarter
    Stronger demand and tighter supply of sour barrels along the US Gulf Coast boosted values for Gulf of Mexico grades in recent months - flipping the traditional sweet/sour spread.
  • First ship-to-ship LNG bunkering of cruise vessel at Rotterdam
    The LNG London conducted the first ship-to-ship LNG bunker operation to a cruise vessel in Rotterdam port on Oct. 1, Belgian shipping company Victrol said Oct. 5.
  • Ocean Network Express to implement low sulfur fuel surcharge after S Korea forms ECAs
    ONE will implement a LSF surcharge of $3/TEU for all Korea export and import cargoes as from Nov. 1.
  • INTERVIEW: Bunker company KPI OceanConnect sees sales grow despite 2020 challenges: CEO
    "So far we have enough on our table...But we still have appetite for more [acquisitions] if an opportunity presents," Holl said.
  • FueLNG advances LNG bunkering prospects, infrastructure in Singapore
    FueLNG Bellina is scheduled to be operational by end-2020.
  • Indian JNPT's Sep container volume falls 5% on year as pandemic continues to hit demand
    Over January-September, JNPT's container throughput totaled 3.17 million TEU, down 23% year on year.




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