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Sched Netweb site
JULY 10, 2020
  • Global Port Tracker reports lowest level US retail imports in years
  • Box volume at Virginia port plunges 23pc in May due to pandemic
  • India docks 20,000-TEUers for first time in Cochin crew changes
  • Ports need US$13 billion upgrade as shippers reshore from China
  • Port of Wilmington sets record for reefer and docks its biggest ship
  • Oakland's big container terminal to receive giant cranes from ZPMC
  • IMF sees rebound in 2021, but with less bounce than it did before
  • Covid-19 reveals how working from home will cut more shore jobs
  • Hong Kong's Neptune Cyber launches safety tool in line with UN rule
  • Lufthansa starts reducing fleet, cutting jobs to pay back state aid
  • Shanghai air cargo rate fall shows signs of slowing on TAC Index
  • Rolls-Royce's Dreamliner sounds safety alert over turbine cracks

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • CMA CGM Group commits to fight illicit trafficking in protected species & tightens its shipment control procedures
  • New initiative to accelerate digitalisation in container shipping
  • THE Alliance announces Covid-19 response measures for Aug. 2020
  • Unifeeder contracts We4Sea for fleetwide vessel performance monitoring
  • Vessel calls at Khalifa Port & Jebel Ali on inaugural voyage as part of UIG service
  • Coal imports slump in April-June
  • Handicraft exports seen falling in fiscal
  • India extends anti-dumping duty on certain types of measuring tapes from China
  • US raises concern about India's BIS certification norms at WTO
  • Port of Rotterdam to start PIN-free container handling trial
  • DB Schenker launches logistics service for the battery industry
  • Call to boost domestic capacity in over a dozen of the country's largest import items
  • Setting up Turant Suvidha Kendra (TSK) by 15.07.2020 - Amendment of Public Notice No. 91/2018 dated 30.05.2018 relating to jurisdiction of Commissionerates in Mumbai Customs Zone-II
  • CBDT & SEBI ink data exchange MoU
  • Latest edition of World Tariff Profiles issued

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 10, 2020
  • Predecessor and successor
  • Swiss Worldcargo further expands summer timetable
  • On track to improve performance
  • Air bridge between Shenzhen and Vatry completed
  • DFDS loop in Sète celebrates first anniversary
  • ITX Cargo sets up branch in Pomezio
  • Spain: 21 new freight locomotives ordered
  • Mortrans' successful arctic project
  • Air Canada to introduce Istanbul
  • APM strengthens Tangier terminal
  • Air cargo network for perishables
  • Group7 obtains GDP certificate
  • Dachser Chile's growing LCL service
  • Multiple records for Canadian railways
  • Change of CEO at Alog
  • DHL Group: strong showing in Q2/2020
  • More CNG/LNG fuelling stations in Germany
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • CBP catches smugglers on the wrong foot

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • Lufthansa Cargo to axe 500 jobs by 2023 as carrier restructures to cut costs
  • Coronavirus may have cost global haulage industry more than €550bn
  • Prized Japanese seafood exports given a lift as new DHL flights take off
  • Containership demolition increasing, but scrap prices have fallen 25% this year
  • $28bn invested in freight start-ups since 2015 - most in last-mile and B2C
  • US-China trade war nears year three, with relations at 'alarming' lowest ebb
  • Against the odds: IPOs, what IPOs? Prepping for JD Logistics' multi-billion benchmark deal
  • M&A radar: Grab some popcorn with Mainfreight in Asia

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • Crew change summit produces commitment to recognize seafarers as key workers
    The U.K. Government says that seafarers will get enhanced rights as key workers following a joint commitment made at an International Maritime Summit held today to address the impact of COVID-19 on
  • Wabtec wins order for NSMV main engines
    Wabtec Corporation (NYSE: WAB) has been awarded a MARAD contract worth more than $10 million to supply the 16V250MDC EPA Tier 4, IMO Tier III main diesel sets for the first two
  • Monique Moyer appointed to WETA Board of Directors
    California Gov. Gavin Newsom has appointed Monique Moyer to the Board of Directors of the San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA), which operates the San Francisco Bay Ferry. Moyer
  • ABS Consulting and American Club cooperate on maritime cybersecurity
    Growing marine industry digitalization brings with it increasing exposure to cyber risk. In response, ABS Consulting, an ABS Group subsidiary focused on safety and risk management, has joined forces with the American
  • Uni-Tankers picks Danelec for VDR upgrades
    Middelfart, Denmark, headquartered Uni-Tankers has selected Danelec Marine to upgrade aging and obsolete Voyage Data Recorders on upwards of ten ships in its fleet Some of the VDRs are 10 or more
  • BV adds another remote survey center
    Classification society Bureau Veritas has opened a new remote survey center in Singapore. It follows centers in Rotterdam, Piraeus, Istanbul and Dubai in providing remote class services for the society, connecting with
  • Maine Maritime to reopen campus
    Maine Maritime Academy President William J. Brennan said today that the college will reopen its Castine, Me., campus, holding in-person courses beginning August 31. He said that college faculty and staff had
  • German cruise brands to start sailing again
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, TUI Cruises and AIDA Cruises have all announced plans to resume sailings from German ports within weeks, starting at the end of this month. In a parallel development, TUI Group

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • Countries commit to tackling crew change crisis
    A UK-led crew change summit has resulted in 13 government pledging to cut through the red tape and tackle bureaucratic...
  • Brazil steps in over unpaid crew
    The vessel Srakane has been laid up in Sao Sebastiao channel, near Sao Paulo, for more than a month. Its 16...
  • Pledges, platitudes and protocols won't repatriate seafarers
    Using the forum of a virtual summit, shipping leaders are starting to realise that they must act in concert and...
  • Maritime has improved in its use of intelligence. It still has room to pick up the pace
    More shipping leaders are realising that change is happening. They accept that improvisation is only a temporary fix while transformation...
  • American Club backs marine cyber risk training
    The American Club and American Bureau of Shipping subsidiary ABS Consulting are to work together on cyber security for the...
  • Insurer American Hellenic Hull hits 3,000 ships
    The wholly owned unit of American P&I Club said it posted a 52% increase in gross written premiums in the...
  • SPI Marine starts 'Google-style' shipping data service
    The system is currently being piloted by a handful of clients, chemical tanker specialist SPI Marine says, with a view...
  • K Line joins FPSO project in Brazil
    Upon stable operations of the FPSO being achieved in 2023, K Line will have a roughly 10% stake in the...
  • Naming and shaming shipping firms will not solve carbon crisis
    Singling out individual companies does little to further the environmental cause
  • Shipping's steady course toward decarbonisation
    The various targets in the IMO Roadmap are not yet regulatory but there is huge pressure for them to become...
  • Maritime rule fails to cap seafarer tours of duty
    Outcome of any case would depend on interpretation of exact wording
  • Fall in number of containers lost at sea
    Few major casualties sees container losses from boxships decline over three-year period
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Summit to address crew change crisis faces calls for action | Hong Kong tightens crew change policy...
  • Capesize spot market cools
    Dry bulk fundamentals remain healthy. The current drop in the spot and futures market for capesizes will prove to be...
  • ICBC Leasing agrees distressed offshore assets deal with Sinoocean
    Sinoocean recently signed bareboat charters with CNOOC for two China-built offshore support vessels
  • CMA CGM offers environmental leadership
    The decision underlines a commitment to protecting the environment that is surely laudable, but especially so when that decision also...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • US store reopenings lift Asia imports in June
  • Truckers saved by PPP need to reinvest in tech: Mazars
  • NY Waterfront Commission loses latest appeal over longshore hiring oversight
  • European trucking market to take $72 billion COVID-19 hit
  • Uber Freight casting wider TMS net with Blue Yonder connection
  • JOC Uncharted: Agile approach helps Maersk respond to pandemic

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • Thun Tankers crew find Chinese ship handover 'trickier than ever'
  • Matson expects to earn at least $30m in the second quarter
  • UK prompts action on crew change from over a dozen key maritime nations
  • China signals more demand for product tankers with rare export permit for private refiner
  • Ocean Yield posts profit as it keeps looking for work for FPSO
  • Cass Business School changes name because of slavery links
  • TEN orders shuttle tanker trio backed by $250m of charters
  • AIDA Cruises to return three ships to service next month
  • United Nations head calls for shipping bailouts to be linked to clean fuel
  • Hugo Wynn-Williams to step down as Thomas Miller chairman in 2021
  • Delta Tankers suezmax turned away by militia in Libya
  • Journalists take to the water as first 'editorial hub' launched
  • Underwriters review rates as Parana River groundings continue
  • K Line invests in second Yinson FPSO with 10% stake in Brazil unit
  • Ex-civil servant Sara Baade takes helm at Sailors' Society
  • Scrubbers story will still hold true for shipowners playing the long game
  • Ocean Tankers judicial manager maps out restructuring plans
  • China Navigation faces $35,000 payout over injured stevedore
  • Tiger Group set to exercise $1.2bn Yangzijiang options, predicts analyst
  • TUI pulls off $1.3bn sale of cruiseships but halts newbuilding plans
  • After Covid-19, overcapacity may be cruise lines' next problem
  • CMA CGM draws up shippers blacklist over illegal cargoes
  • Hugo Wynn-Williams to step down as Thomas Miller chairman in 2021
  • Delta Tankers suezmax turned away by militia in Libya
  • Journalists take to the water as first 'editorial hub' launched
  • Underwriters review rates as Parana River groundings continue
  • K Line invests in second Yinson FPSO with 10% stake in Brazil unit
  • Ex-civil servant Sara Baade takes helm at Sailors' Society
  • Scrubbers story will still hold true for shipowners playing the long game
  • Ocean Tankers judicial manager maps out restructuring plans
  • China Navigation faces $35,000 payout over injured stevedore
  • Tiger Group set to exercise $1.2bn Yangzijiang options, predicts analyst
  • Joshi reveals potential SCI tanker expansion move
  • Transport Canada buying Spanish ropax for domestic route

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • 'It is time to act for seafarers'
    International Maritime Organization warns crew change prohibitions during the coronavirus pandemic have led to a growing humanitarian crisis.
  • Supertanker rates bounce back - stocks don't
    Tanker rates haven't been this strong at this time of year for a half-decade.
  • Loadsure, Transship partner for one-stop shipping
    Within moments, international freight brokers will be able to protect perishable goods.
  • Paycheck Protection Program loans in manufacturing
    PPP loans have been more prevalent for durable goods manufacturers relative to makers of nondurable goods.
  • COVID-19 response boosts Deutsche Post DHL's Q2 profit
    Deutsche Post DHL said preliminary second-quarter profits, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, have it less worried about the rest of the year.
  • Tiny fraction of containers lost at sea
    WSC says one-1,000th of 226 million containers shipped each year are lost.
  • Cargo-friendly airports shine during COVID crisis
    When it comes to airports and cargo, bigger isn't always better. Shippers are finding the benefits of airports that fly under the radar.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 9, 2020
  • CHINA DATA: Jan-May oil product consumption falls 7% on year on pandemic impact
    China's refined oil product consumption fell 6.7% year on year to 127.67 million mt over January-May, National Development and Reform Commission data released June 8 showed, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic rippled across sectors.
  • Fujairah Q3 ex-wharf marine fuel term talks inconclusive amid ample supply
    ujairah ex-wharf term 0.5% sulfur marine fuel price indications for the third quarter fell to a discount of $40-$45/mt to the Mean of Platts Arab Gulf 10 ppm gasoil assessments amid ample supply of low sulfur bunker fuel, sources said on July 9.
  • US judge denies stay to Dakota Access crude pipeline shutdown, setting up appeal
    The Dakota Access Pipeline remains on track to shut down after a federal judge denied an emergency stay request July 9, but expressed a willingness to extend a deadline beyond Aug. 4 to allow Energy Transfer more time to empty the crude pipeline.
  • ARA diesel, gasoil stocks rise 2.5% on week to 2.679 mil mt: Insights Global
    Diesel and gasoil inventories in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp trading hub increased 2.5% week on week to 2.679 million mt as of July 8, Insights Global data released July 9 showed.
  • Repsol's Q2 upstream production falls to lowest since 2015
    Spanish integrated company Repsol's upstream oil and gas production fell 8% on the year in the second quarter to 640,000 b/d of oil equivalent, its lowest quarterly total since the 2015 purchase of Talisman, with Libyan interruptions weighing heavily.
  • US crude stocks race higher as exports flag, imports surge
    A steep decline in US oil exports and a flood of imports pushed crude inventories higher last week, even as refinery inputs and refined product demand edged higher, US Energy Information Administration data showed July 8.
  • WAF gasoil market static on lack of supply and demand, cargoes slide
    Liquidity in the West African gasoil market has stalled with a lack of cargoes moving due to a low supply from refinery runs cuts and COVID-19 demand destruction, sources said.
  • TANKERS: USGC VLCC freight jumps 26% on week as delays trump impact of pandemic
    US Gulf Coast VLCC freight jumped more than 26% over the past week as a combination of discharge delays at Chinese ports and an influx of charterer inquiries across all key global VLCC loading regions trumped the otherwise depressed freight environment due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Brazil's Petrobras sets bunker fuel output record at Replan in June
    Brazilian state-led oil company Petrobras set a fresh monthly record in June for bunker fuel output at the Refinaria de Paulinia, or Replan, refinery in Sao Paulo state after bringing two processing units back on stream from maintenance work, the company said July 8.
  • OIL FUTURES: NYMEX WTI falls below $40/b as coronavirus fears rise again
    Front-month NYMEX WTI fell back below $40/b for the first time in a week July 9 as demand fears continued from rising coronavirus cases and as Wall Street suffered falls in the stock markets.
  • News: Scrubber economics weaken as marine fuel premiums narrow
  • India's Essar Ports handles 4.41 mil mt of cargoes in June, up 2.6% on month
    In April, there was a drop in cargo handling due to dwindling production, mainly at power and steel companies.
  • FUJAIRAH DATA: Stockpiles slump to two-month low, light distillates down 9%
    Stockpiles are now the lowest since May 4 and down 11% since the record 30.71 million barrels on June 1.
  • S Korea's SK Energy to skip LSFO exports for July, Aug on low margins, run cuts
    "We will not export LSFO for July and August loading because the margins are bad," a source said.
  • BP-Sinopec bunker venture to start fuel oil deliveries to Fujairah: source
    Sinopec started producing LSFO for bonded bunkering in January with a target production capacity of 10 million mt in 2020.

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