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21 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:37 GMT+2




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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • FIEO President flags export sector concern on container shortage & rising sea freight
  • US FMC extends temporary exemption of certain service contract filing requirements
  • Soft vegetable oils imports up
  • Adarsh Hegde appointed Managing Director of Gati-KWE
  • NHAI awards 60 pc more length of projects in current fiscal
  • Key priorities outlined for reviving global economy
  • Lead economic indicators seen returning to clear growth trajectory
  • Indian cotton gets maiden brand & logo
  • SCLA organises international conference on business & logistics opportunities in the North-East

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • Freight a mighty player
  • China to Slovakia train relaunched
  • Frankfurt cargo handler ready for pharma
  • Charles Menkhorst named CEO of Gulftainer
  • A service provider contract for naval forces
  • 500th Swiss-made freight wagon delivered
  • Mullen Group acquires IWD
  • More opportunities with e-commerce
  • Oman drives digitalisation in the Gulf
  • Speeding up customs for pressing needs
  • "Curiosity of the Day"a
  • K Line delivers donations to San Salvador
  • Russell Stokes to lead GE Aviation Services
  • Electronic tolling services to expand in Europe
  • Larger hubs for fashion distribution
  • US students to turn B777-300ER into freighters

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • Charter market still soaring: 'We'll beat any rate to secure a panamax'
  • Dwindling airfreight capacity forces perishables shippers to try a dip in the ocean
  • Complaints spark US FMC probe into shipping line bill of lading issues
  • DP-DHL chief Appel praises staff for Q3 performance that saw profits rise 43%
  • UK freeports must be near enterprise zones 'so inland areas can benefit too'
  • New free app from AF-KLM Cargo will help warehouses co-load
  • Comment: Technical interoperability - connect once, communicate with many
  • IATA US cargo unit CNS faces restructuring as president Michael White quits
  • Against the odds: DSV + M'rsk - crafting a Danish powerhouse

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • Fincantieri Marinette Marine to have largest shiplift in U.S.
    Wisconsin shipbuilder Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) has signed a contract with Pearlson Shiplift Corp., Miami, Fla., to design and build a state-of-the-art shiplift system. On completion, the shiplift system will be the
  • Dual-fuel retrofit kit for MAN 32/40 engine completes Type Approval Test
    MAN Energy Solutions reports that a dual-fuel retrofit kit for its MAN 32/40 engine has successful concluded its Type Approval Test (TAT). The TAT confirmed the suitability of the retrofit kit for
  • Southwest Shipyard delivers TSGI-designed tank barge
    The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) reports that Houston's Southwest Shipyard, L.P. has delivered a 250- by 54- by 12-foot, 6-inch, 23,000 BBL tank barge built to a TSGI-developed design. The barge's primary
  • Crowley sells 44-year old tug
    Shipbroker Marcon International, Coupeville, Wash., reports that Crowley Marine Services Inc. has sold its 7,200 BHP Invader series tug Hunter, to private Washington interests. Built in 1976, the tug was the 21st
  • Still burning cash, Carnival hopes for resumption of U.S. cruises this year
    In a business update released today, the world's largest cruise ship operator, Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK) reported that its monthly average cash burn rate for the third quarter
  • Yanmar generator engines selected for Japanese LNG-fueled ferry duo
    Osaka, Japan-headquartered Yanmar Holdings has received an order from Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd. (MOL) for dual fuel 8EY26LDF engines. The engines will be used to power generators on board Japan's first two

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • Opec sees fossil-fuelled future for shipping
    Marine fuel oil demand is estimated to grow by 400,000 bpd over the next five years despite decarbonisation measures, according...
  • IMO under pressure to bring in tougher emissions measures
    Calls for a carbon levy on shipping fuels are turning up the heat on the International Maritime Organization, which is...
  • Opec forecasts stagnant crude oil trade over next decade
    Oil cartel's World Oil Outlook 2045 signals any post-pandemic recovery in oil demand at least two to three years away
  • BW Group invests in biogas tech company
    BW Group, which controls the world's biggest gas carrier fleet, becomes a major shareholder. The investment is the latest by...
  • Health crisis reveals digitalisation's uneven adoption
    The IMO wants to leave no company behind but the uptake of digitalisation is uneven, while lack of cyber awareness...
  • NSB continues Asia push with new Singapore shipmanager
    Pacific International Lines stalwart Panneer Selvam hired to head operation
  • Giuseppe Bottiglieri Shipping sees in new management
    In a statement, the new management team of the dry bulk owner based in Italy has been announced, reportedly replacing...
  • World boxship fleet update: Engines and economics put orders on hold
    Container shipping is going through a boom period despite ongoing concerns over the direction of the pandemic. But instead of...
  • Singapore bunker sector to take measured path to digitalisation
    While bunker industry players in the top global bunkering centre agree that digitalisation is central to preparing for the future...
  • Oneglobal's SSL Endeavour registers at Lloyd's
    Registration enables the Cyprus team to conduct open market business with Lloyd's underwriters and to place delegated underwriting authority business...
  • Torm study finds SOx emissions drastically lower using scrubbers
    The study, compiled by independent consultant Niels Bjorn Mortensen, was based on analysis of operations from 29 ships with data...
  • Trade imbalances put pressure on equipment availability
    High demand for e-commerce goods and medical equipment is leading to high export levels from Asia. But finding containers to...
  • LNG bunker tie-up seeks to service east-west trades
    The network 'will combine global commercial offerings with regional operational expertise and bring further momentum to the emergence of a...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: LNG bunkering expansion not hindered by methane slip concerns | Dishonesty in collision case evidence now increasingly harder...
  • Asia Pacific forums focus on digitalisation in shipping and the economy
    China, the main engine of economic growth in the Asia Pacific region in recent times, faces challenges such as the...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • Truckload carrier CFI pursues cross-border LTL freight
  • Retailers increase forecast amid US import deluge
  • New freight marketplace aims to reduce forwarder quoting burden
  • Peak season congestion underscores need for 'buffer' capacity at LA-LB
  • Drewry sees improving MPV/HL market ahead
  • Container shortages threaten India's export gains

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • Matson signals higher results amid transpacific demand
    The Hawaii-based company credit its expedited CLX and CLX+ China-focused services for the better results
  • Pyxis Tankers raises $5m selling preferred shares, warrants
    Funds could be used to pay down debt or expand the fleet
  • Brazil emerges as a top growth market for crude and product tanker trade
    The South American country hikes crude output despite Covid-19, and its fuel consumption is recovering amid domestic refinery woes
  • Barry Rogliano Salles CEO elected chairman as Tim Jones retires
    Jones has chaired the Paris-headquartered shipbroking group since 2014
  • V.Group rings the changes at German shipmanagement desk
    Ulla Eithz Nielsen takes the reins at Hamburg-based shipmanagement unit
  • Carnival 'optimistic' on 2020 return to US sailing despite losing $8bn this year so far
    It confirmed a $2.86bn loss for the third quarter and still does not know when its entire fleet will operate normally
  • Pyxis Tankers launches share sale effort, hopes to raise $5m
    Funds could be used to pay down debt or expand the fleet
  • Ince launches new consultancy in Abu Dhabi
    London-lised Ince Group is building up its consultancy arm with a new base in the Middle East
  • Olympic Subsea aims to seal $300m restructuring in a week
    Talks ongoing over debt deal after Stig Remoy company stretched standstill period
  • Offshore owners 'confident' as spot PSVs fall to lowest this year
    But brokers warn that other vessels are returning to tight North Sea region
  • Trio of Chembulk tanker veterans launches own commercial mission
    Sage Tanker Partners combines decades of experience with appeal to owners overlooked in market consolidation
  • NSB poaches PIL fleet manager Panneer Selvam for Asian push
    Experienced manager to run new Singapore office as German group looks to expand further
  • Glencore unit linked to surprise VLCC storage deal in Singapore
    Lukoil's trading arm relet the 2004-built DHT Lake for a short-term deal at $25,000 per day
  • Mercy Ships needs crew just as urgently as it needs funds for work in Africa
    Charity has waiting list for medical staff wanting to volunteer but struggles to find engineers and seafarers
  • Major charterers speak out on cutting carbon emissions
    Heads of shipping for the 17 global charterers and operators that are the founding signatories of the Sea Cargo Charter explain why they have committed publicly to cut greenhouse gas emissions
  • Cruise lines may need billions to get global fleet back on the move
    Estimate of up to $15m each to return ships to service after prolonged idleness
  • Genting and Royal Caribbean to relaunch Singapore cruise operations
    Cruise majors both announce a Singapore restart but their ships will be going nowhere
  • Tufton Oceanic sees its value grow in strong boxship market
    UK shipowner says its net asset value has increased over the third quarter
  • OIM signs deal for first LNG-fuelled wind turbine ship
    Norwegian group orders new eco-design at CIMC Raffles in China
  • 'Stellar' Stolt-Nielsen profit shows chemical tanker rebound
    Norwegian owner beats analyst forecasts as costs fall due to lower fuel prices
  • Pavilion Energy and Gasum team up on LNG bunkering
    New partners plan to develop global supply networks with Singapore buyer eyeing other hook ups
  • Seafarers trapped on ships but footballers roam free?
    Travel restrictions cast inequalities for crew members
  • MPP optimism blooms over growing renewable-sector prospects
    Will renewables rescue the multipurpose segment from the downturn in the oil and gas sector?
  • Stolt-Nielsen says chemical tanker momentum growing as profit surges
    Norwegian owner beats analyst forecasts as costs fall due to lower fuel prices
  • Castor Maritime fixes latest acquisition for up to 14 months
    Cypriot owner says panamax Magic Horizon will earn $11,000 per day
  • Arctic Securities targets German shipping sector with new Hamburg office
    Norwegian investment bank raids German rival Berenberg for latest recruits to expand European offering
  • Procopiou sisters: Siblings move centre stage
    Quartet of siblings take control of divisions of their father's sprawling group
  • Is the time finally right for electronic bills of lading during pandemic?
    Delays and security questions may give impetus to owners' usage of time-saving technology
  • Silo thinking must break down for ports to benefit from new tech
    Port orchestration and carbon-cutting technologies need shipping to shed resistance to data sharing and collaboration
  • Arctic's very survival relies on shipping saying 'nyet' to the NSR
    The Arctic region needs special protection more than unrestrained economic development, despite all of the recent shipping projects that could spell both opportunity and doom
  • Japan's great ore carrier clear-out picks up pace
    Three more vessels touted for sale in tonnage disposal following Wakashio disaster
  • Average capesize rates predicted to peak in October, before declining
    IHS Markit says current rally in rates for large bulkers caused by short-term positional factors

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • Can green shipping scheme lick 'herding cats' dilemma?
    Banks, charterers, shipowners and governments want to clean up ocean transport. Not necessarily in the same way.
  • Mesa Airlines makes first cargo flight for DHL
    Mesa Airlines and DHL reach a big cargo milestone.
  • Industry groups ready responses to FMC's ocean carrier pricing review
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission wants to learn the extent of allegations that ocean carriers are targeting noncontracted service providers for freight payment.
  • 21 Air gets creative, adds capacity with passenger freighter
    21 Air is a small cargo airline that wants to expand but can't afford new aircraft. So it's acting as a sales agent and partnering...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2020
  • ANALYSIS: Asia-Pacific tankers' freight outlook weak for Q4 on poor demand
    Asia-Pacific tankers' freight will likely remain weak during the final quarter of 2020 due to subdued demand and even the usual Northern Hemisphere winter and floating storage is unlikely to provide significant support.
  • US Gulf Coast LNG, oil and gas producers all coming offline ahead of Hurricane Delta
    US Gulf Coast LNG producers were shutting down or making emergency preparations Oct. 8 ahead of Hurricane Delta now that most of the US Gulf of Mexico's oil and gas flows have already come offline as the storm treks through the Gulf.
  • ARA diesel, gasoil stocks rise 4.3% on week to 2.887 mil mt: Insights Global
    Diesel and gasoil inventories in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp trading hub increased by 4.3% to 2.887 million mt as of Oct. 7, Insights Global data released Oct. 8 showed.
  • Singapore gasoil-Dubai crack hits 6-week high on expectations of supply tightening
    The front-month Singapore 10 ppm sulfur gasoil swap spread against the Dubai crude swap hit a six-week high at the Asian close Oct. 7 on expectations of regional supply tightening as refiners move to maximize kerosene output for winter.
  • HSFO bunker barge availability tight in Singapore after typhoons delay vessels
    The availability of bunkering barges is limited in Singapore amid vessel delays following two recent typhoons in Japan and South Korea, market sources said Oct. 8.
  • Asia's maiden hydrogen trade flow routes to feature Australia, northeast Asia
    Asia may witness some of the initial hydrogen trade flows from Australia to Japan and South Korea, the two countries in the region that have rolled out long-term plans for the clean fuel, which analysts and market participants said have to be largely met through imports.
  • More than 90% of Gulf oil offline as LNG plants, refineries prep for hurricane
    More than 90% of crude oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico was offline Oct. 8 in advance of Hurricane Delta as LNG plants and refineries shuttered or hunkered down in advance of the storm's anticipated landfall on Oct. 9 in southwestern Louisiana.
  • OIL FUTURES: Oil climbs as US, Norway production woes threaten supply outlook
    Oil prices settled higher Oct 8. as lowered crude production in the Gulf of Mexico and Norway tightened near-term supply outlooks.




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