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14 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:39 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 8, 2020
  • LA-Long Beach gate fees rise 4.2pc to US$33.47/TEU from August 1
  • Mundra overtakes Mumbai's JNPT as India's top container port
  • APM Terminals Barcelona obtains OEA status for customs procedures
  • DP World purchases major stake in TIS Yuzhny port's box terminal
  • Yang Ming beats IMO emission targets 11 years ahead of schedule
  • Ending the hurry-up-and-wait phenomenon in a quest to decarbonise
  • CEVA Logistics wins new spare parts contract with Volkswagen in Brazil
  • 30 kilos of gold seized in 'diplomatic baggage' by Indian Customs
  • WFS pharma volume increases after widespread facilities investment
  • TIACA launches second edition of air cargo sustainability awards

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • CMA CGM to launch Round the Africa service
  • COSCO in agreement with Alibaba & Ant Group to collaborate on blockchain applications in shipping
  • MSC further supports digitalisation of the shipping industry by joining the Smart Maritime Network
  • Orient Express Lines Singapore announces corporate name change to Straits Orient Lines Singapore
  • United Heavy Lift & Ocean7 Projects further strengthen United O7 global network by appointing joint agent in Dubai
  • ZIM unveils new digital services
  • Exporters urge govt to allow more flexible fixation of refund rates under RoDTEP
  • APM Terminals Pipavav sets new standards in cargo handling during lockdown
  • Green shoots of economic recovery boost Essar Ports' cargo handling in Q1
  • Outer Mooring Terminal at Haldia Dock Complex of Syama Prasad Mookerjee Port operational
  • Air cargo market shows slight improvement in May but capacity unable to meet demand
  • Aviation sector to see some recovery in H2 FY2021, says study
  • Delhi airport launches paperless QR-coded E-gate pass facility at cargo terminal
  • Emirates SkyCargo now covers 100 destinations across six continents
  • FACL new handling partner at Frankfurt hub
  • Southern Railway setting up Business Development Units for freight at both Zonal & Divisional levels
  • Govt inks agreement with World Bank to financially support MSMEs
  • Container volume at Chinese ports up
  • J. M. Baxi Group employees bring succour to the needy through 'Project Sahyog'

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 8, 2020
  • 30 LNG vehicles for long-haul traffic
  • Emirates Skycargo counts to 100 again
  • Logistics company Martin Baur relies on TIS
  • Lyon Xpress now available for intermodal cargo
  • Bertschi Group expands board of directors
  • K Line's revised 2050 vision
  • Saudia Cargo: over 1,500 cargo flights in 100 days
  • Best further expands its services in Southeast Asia
  • 12 days from Khorgos to Kosakoy
  • Pilot to steer ministry of transport
  • Maersk believes in customs business
  • Bolloré's West Africa airlift extended until 31 July
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Watco takes over rail asset from Dow
  • New building in Amiens
  • Prologis chooses senior vice president for Germany
  • Eco laurels for Port of Dunkirk
  • Operational changes at European air cargo hub

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • Carriers get benefit of the doubt on charges of profiteering from the crisis
  • Air freight rates almost back to pre-Covid levels as jet fuel price rises too
  • India/China armed clash sparks delay and extra costs to cross-border trade
  • Uber Freight looks to accelerate automation as it weathers the pandemic
  • CMA CGM to launch Asia-West Africa service via Suez Canal
  • South-east Asia vies for foreign manufacturers quitting China
  • Paul Butterworth takes over as chairman of trustees at Seafarers UK
  • Jessica Tyler is new president of cargo in American Airlines management revamp
  • Market Insight: Just like banking, logistics has its dark legal (and governance) side

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • Wärtsilä introduces compact BOG reliquefaction solution
    Wärtsilä has introduced a compact solution for reliquefying boil-off gas (BOG) onboard gas carriers and LNG bunker vessels, and for keeping the cargo cool under all operational conditions. Called the Compact Reliq,
  • Port of Green Bay reports robust June tonnage totals
    With imports of nearly 110,000 tons of foreign salt and 73,000 tons of limestone, June was a strong month for tonnage moving into and out of the Port of Green Bay Wis.,
  • Consortium develops Autonomous Guard Vessel concept
    Offshore wind farms and other offshore structures could soon be protected by Autonomous Guard Vessels (AGV). A consortium of maritime companies has just released a concept design that exploits technology available today
  • VIDEO: Shell research prioritizes five solutions for shipping decarbonization
    A report released by Shell today makes it clear that, even as the shipping sector deals with the impact of COVID-19, decarbonization of the industry remains a high priority. The "Decarbonizing Shipping:
  • Two cruise rivals form expert panel to advise on safe return to operations
    As the cruise industry struggles to win approval to start sailing again, two major players, Royal Caribbean Group and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd., have set up a panel of public health
  • Dredging giant books contracts worth a total $51.5 million
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (NASDAQ:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the U.S., reports that it has been awarded recent contracts worth total $51.1 million. The awarded work includes:

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • EU takes steps to tackle shipping emissions
    Ships calling at EU ports face a mandatory 40% reduction in carbon intensity and inclusion in the bloc's Emissions Trading...
  • Uncertainty over Iran gasoline export ships
    'Most shipowners have long since decided that Iran is an area they don't want to be involved in. And if...
  • Crew welfare crisis: Less than a third of seafarers repatriated
    Measures to grant seafarers key-worker status have failed. There are 300,000 overdue crew to be replaced, with 100,000 already released...
  • Drugs found in container on Maersk vessel in Mexico
    Mexican officials seized 102.5 kg of cocaine on the containership Svendborg Maersk at the Port of Manzanillo, according to reports
  • China LNG imports claw back coronavirus losses
    Chinese LNG buyers are entering the spot market to pick up distressed cargoes, which likely originate from Nigeria and the...
  • From the News Desk: US 'stick-and-carrot' approach to sanctions reaps dividends
    The relatively swift removals of the vessels from the Ofac blacklist will have underlined the upside to co-operating fully with...
  • IMO needs an ambitious CO2 reduction agreement
    The International Chamber of Shipping believes an ambitious agreement can be reached in the autumn, provided that governments maintain open...
  • Seanergy acquires capesize to benefit from hot spot market
    The $11.4m purchase price for the Japanese-built vessel is being funded by cash, which has been sourced from recent fundraisers
  • Höegh Xiamen declared a 'total loss' after fire
    Car carrier is declared a constructive total loss following a fire on board the vessel last month at the Port...
  • D'Amico sells two of its oldest medium range tankers
    The sale of the two vessels is expected to generate net cash of $16.3m
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Coronavirus impact weighs heavy on China's expansion projects | Ardmore Shipping Rejects Hafina Merger Proposal | Iran...
  • New operational vessel schedule standard published
    Box shipping standard adopted in effort to ease collaboration
  • Shell decarbonisation report calls for 'all hands on deck'
    Lack of a global regulatory framework and unwillingness from shipping's customers to pay for lower emission solutions are identified at...
  • Cosco agrees blockchain technology deal with Alibaba
    The aim is to use blockchain-based technologies to connect data and systems in shipping, ports, logistics and finance among other...
  • Call to reform dangerous goods shipment rules
    Inspections find more than 5% of containerised cargoes with misdeclared dangerous goods
  • Pandemic to accelerate transformation of classification societies
    IACS is also considering long-term plans when the situation returns to the new normal, Mr Sharma said
  • PetroChina hires NYK shuttle tanker for Brazilian oil
    The tanker is owned by Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers, a 50-50 joint venture between NYK and Norway's TS Shipping Invest

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • PPP loans supporting 30 percent of US for-hire trucking jobs
  • Intermodal shippers pushing hard on container fee
  • Startup aims to bridge gap between trucking optimization, execution
  • Europe votes to include shipping in emissions trading system
  • Global regulators failing to keep container shipping fair: ITF's Merk
  • DCSA publishes vessel schedule standard

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • Hafnia lowballed Ardmore in its merger bid, analysts say
  • US embassy bombing victims lay claim on seized tanker cash
  • CMA CGM removes APL from the transpacific
  • Diana Shipping buys back $8m of its unsecured bonds
  • European parliament agrees CO2 emissions target for shipping
  • Seanergy adds capesize bulker amid US, China building boom
  • NRP teams with Japanese financiers for boxship leaseback deal
  • First LNG ship-to-ship operation completed in Myanmar
  • VLCC rates tipped to fall towards operating costs as imports drop
  • Shell lays out a decarbonisation road map for shipping
  • D'Amico makes $16m from selling two of its oldest tankers
  • PowerGlobe focuses on European LNG to power with FSRP solution
  • AGL Energy issues environmental report for Victoria FSRU
  • Covid-19 pushes Carnival cruiseship deliveries back to 2021
  • Private equity-backed North Star Shipping appoints new CEO
  • Singapore shipyards face order drought until mid-2021
  • Carnival's P&O Cruises UK confirms sale of Oceana to mystery buyer
  • Knutsen NYK confirms 10-year charter for new shuttle tanker
  • Hurtigruten aims for full fleet utilisation by September
  • Box carriers switch ships back into key East-West trades
  • London P&I management firm faces payout after sex discrimination ruling
  • Vroon lifts the curtain on 'bubble' bomb job for PSV
  • Aviation approach to cutting fuel emissions is 'blueprint' for ships, report says
  • NRP teams with Japanese financiers for boxship leaseback deal
  • First LNG ship-to-ship operation completed in Myanmar
  • VLCC rates tipped to fall towards operating costs as imports drop
  • Shell lays out a decarbonisation road map for shipping
  • D'Amico makes $16m from selling two of its oldest tankers
  • PowerGlobe focuses on European LNG to power with FSRP solution
  • AGL Energy issues environmental report for Victoria FSRU
  • Covid-19 pushes Carnival cruiseship deliveries back to 2021
  • Private equity-backed North Star Shipping appoints new CEO
  • Singapore shipyards face order drought until mid-2021

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • Amazon to build massive Little Rock fulfillment center
    Amazon will open the 825,000-square-foot facility in 2021, expanding its footprint in the Arkansas market.
  • Lufthansa Cargo taps 3PL to run Frankfurt hub
    Lufthansa Airlines is transforming itself into a smaller airline, while its Cargo division settles on a single company to manage its central warehouse.
  • Are trans-Pacific carriers guilty of price gouging?
    "Optics" are bad but freight pricing doesn't appear to meet regulatory bar for intervention.
  • DHL tests 'pop-up' store concept in US
    Global courier DHL Express parks its first mobile store at a mall in Silver Spring, Maryland, banking on offering convenience to area parcel shippers.
  • DCSA launches another drive for information sharing
    Group of nine container carriers has banded together for digital standardization.
  • American Airlines announces new cargo president
    American Airlines is downsizing. That means the new cargo president and her team are taking on expanded roles.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 7, 2020
  • Russia's Tuapse ULSD July exports drop 41.6% on month
    The July ultra low sulfur diesel export program from the Russian Black Sea port of Tuapse is scheduled at 148,000 mt, down 41.6% month on month, according to a copy of the loading schedule seen by S&P Global Platts on July 7.
  • Brooge Energy CEO says Fujairah has 'no competition' as Oman adds crude storage
    The UAE's east coast port of Fujairah is more than able to compete when it comes to providing storage space for crude oil producers, just as Oman is planning its program, Brooge Energy CEO Nicolaas Paardenkooper said.
  • OIL FUTURES: Crude edges lower as virus risks trump tightened supply outlooks
    Late-session selling pressure left crude futures in the red July 7, as demand concerns stemming from a rising tide of new coronavirus cases overshadowed a tightened supply picture.
  • Argentina eyes reviving oil, gas projects as demand, output recover
    Argentina's oil and natural gas demand is starting to recover, encouraging producers to increase output and the government to prepare measures aimed at ramping up exports, Deputy Secretary of Hydrocarbons Juan José Carbajales said.
  • Brazil refined product sales, utilization rates fall in June: ministry
    Brazil's refined-product sales and refinery capacity utilization rates tumbled over the past seven days as Latin America's largest economy continued to battle against the coronavirus pandemic while social-distancing measures ease, according to Mines and Energy Ministry data July 7.
  • OIL FUTURES: Prices edge higher on tightened supply outlook, but coronavirus concerns linger
    The oil complex edged higher midmorning July 7 amid tightened supply outlooks, but pandemic-related demand concerns continued to cap prices.
  • EU Parliament panel backs inclusion of shipping in EU carbon market
    The European Parliament's environment committee July 7 voted in favor of bringing CO2 emissions from the shipping sector into the EU Emissions Trading System.
  • Libya's NOC warns of irreparable damage to oil sector from blockade
    Libya's state-owned National Oil Corp. warned July 7 the country's crude oil output could halve in the coming years unless the ongoing blockade on its eastern terminals is lifted soon.
  • Federal judge denies emergency stay to prevent Dakota Access Pipeline shutdown
    A federal judge on July 7 denied Energy Transfer's emergency request for a stay to avoid the ordered shutdown of the controversial Dakota Access crude oil pipeline in August.
  • OPEC+ cuts deeper in June on pressure to boost recovery: Platts survey
    OPEC slashed its crude output in June to a three-decade low, according to an S&P Global Platts survey, as the bloc and its allies, including Russia, continued their campaign to tighten the market as it emerges from the depths of the coronavirus crisis.
  • Clean tanker floating storage inquiries rise as appetite returns
    Fresh floating storage inquiries for clean tankers in recent weeks reflect charterer appetite to take advantage of rock bottom clean tanker rates, though presumptions of potentially cheaper floating storage deals against onshore storage appear short-sighted.
  • Sales of marine fuel 0.5% in Panama fall in May to lowest level in 2020, high sulfur bunker sales rise
    Sales of marine fuel 0.5%S and marine gasoil in Panama, a key hub for bunker fuels, continued to decline month on month in May but sales of high sulfur bunkers rose, the most recent data from Panama's Maritime Authority show.
  • Singapore HSFO viscosity spread at narrowest since mid-April on 380 CST demand
    Amid a surge in demand and tighter supply of 380 CST high sulfur fuel oil, the Singapore HSFO viscosity spread, measured as the difference between the 180 CST and 380 CST grades, narrowed to a near three-month low at $2.33/mt July 7, S&P Global Platts data showed.
  • Shift in Mexico's refined products market expected as storage regulation comes into effect
    New regulations in Mexico requiring an increase in refined products storage capacity could help to shift market share to state-owned Pemex, making it more difficult for smaller companies to compete, according to importers, lawyers and consultants interviewed by S&P Global Platts.
  • Paper market for Mediterranean ULSD flips into backwardation amid tight physical market
    The prompt paper structure in the Mediterranean ultra-low sulfur diesel market flipped into backwardation on July 6 for the first time in over two months amid higher demand and tighter supply in the region.
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  • Platts MOC Singapore HSFO swap trades jump 21% in June
    HSFO demand surged in June as Middle Eastern countries increased purchases for power plants.
  • TANKERS: Separate anti-piracy payments shelved as Asia's MR rates hit new lows
    Most of the owners are currently offering their ships for voyages into East Africa from the Middle East and India, inclusive of the anti-piracy costs.
  • Cargo cancellations drive steep drop in feedgas demand at US export terminals
    In July and August, an estimated 80 LNG cargo cancellation are likely to keep pressure on the market.

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