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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • CMA CGM to launch new NC LEVANT EXPRESS standalone service linking North Europe to East Med & Levant
  • MSC enhances connection between Asia & Pacific West Coast
  • NYK cautions against emails spoofing NYK & the NYK Group
  • NYK recognised as one of world's top green businesses
  • Record draught in Rotterdam container shipping
  • Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year announced
  • Coal imports down
  • With proposed MEIS extension, exporters to be given more time for transition to RoDTEP scheme
  • PSA Mumbai welcomes new service (CI6/SIS/CISC2)
  • China to increase supply of containers to stabilise rising logistics cost
  • Crane Worldwide Logistics announces contract logistics growth in Europe, Middle East & Africa
  • Global Customs community reaffirms commitment to facilitate cross-border movement of Covid-19 vaccines
  • Global freight forwarding market seen rebounding
  • Mumbai gets NETC FASTag ready
  • Economy improving swiftly; government has the solutions & roadmap to take India forward by overcoming challenges: PM Modi
  • Indian economy recovering expeditiously
  • Central Public Information Officer (CPIO)
  • First Appellate Authority
  • Sea-Intelligence expands management & adds new Advisory Services to its portfolio

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 15w, 2020
  • From northern Italy to Sweden in 48 hours
  • Transporting more Christmas
  • Sea-Intelligence expands management team
  • Belgium carrier continues steel transports
  • K Line welcomes newbuild
  • Canaryfly opts for full freighter
  • Vaccine distribution takes off in USA
  • Brexit on the other side of the channel
  • shift2030 campaigns for railfreight
  • North American partners for air freight
  • Trucking lobbyists elect CCO
  • China-EU railway benefits
  • New leadership for Latin America
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Turn Services acquires Bayou
  • Tammaro's new warehouse on stream
  • High hopes in Colombia's coffee triangle

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • Road freight and multimodal services in SE Asia now the shippers' choice
  • Flow of US imports continues to surge - now at twice the rate of exports
  • FTA deals signed so far don't add up to government's 'vision for a global Britain'
  • Port of LA sets up digital-security centre as cyber-crime 'goes corporate'
  • Champ deal sees CargoAi join a few more dots to connect air cargo IT
  • Rising demand drives European road freight capacity up, while rates dip
  • Four feared dead after Shanghai containership collision
  • Supply chain radar: Hit the road, 2020 - and don't you come back no more

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • Russian crab-catching vessels feature Schottel propulsion
    Ten new Damen designed crab-catching vessels for the Russian crab-catching companies Antey, Merlion and Aqvainvest will be propelled by Schottel propulsion systems. Eight will be built at Russia's Nakhodka shipyard and two
  • J.F. Brennan acquires Specialty Diving Services, Inc.
    La Crosse, Wis., headquartered J.F. Brennan Company has announces the asset acquisition of New England-based Specialty Diving Services, Inc (SDS). Founded in 1986, SDS is headquartered within a short range of Boston
  • "Dream Ship" will be retrofitted with compact SCR
    A cruise ship with a starring role in a popular German TV series is to be retrofitted with an ultra compact SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) system that will enable it to meet
  • First retrofitted VLGC completes LPG-fueled voyage to Houston
    Singapore-headquartered BW LPG Limited (OSE: BWLPG.OL) reports that BW Gemini, the world's first Very Large Gas Carrier (VLGC) to be retrofitted to LPG dual-fuel propulsion technology (see earlier story, has successfully completed
  • Ulstein says more about GLDD rock installation vessel
    Ulstein Design & Solutions BV has released a few more details about the subsea rock installation vessel that it is designing for Great Lakes Dredge and Dock (see earlier story). It will
  • Maritime asks Washington for $3.5 billion and vaccine priority
    American maritime and supply chain trade associations and organizations last week sent letters to Secretary of the Treasury Steve Mnuchin and Congressional leaders asking for help in coping with the impact of

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • Sanctions-busting tactics escalate as 'scrapped' tanker loads at Venezuela
    Vessel-tracking data from Lloyd's List Intelligence shows two Iran-linked tankers spoofing locations and disguising identities, confirming anecdotal reports of tankers...
  • Shipping will struggle to evade EU carbon market
    A new report seeks to debunk the commonly shared idea that if shipping is included in the EU Emissions Trading...
  • Shipping acts together to support seafarers during festive season
    International Chamber of Shipping says the campaign has seen extra funding given to seafarer welfare organisations. The North American Maritime Ministry...
  • UK ports in flat-pack flap as congestion continues
    British ports have claimed they are coping with high demand. But with lines now moving some services, a 'perfect storm'...
  • Countries must act now to award seafarers key worker status
    The secretary-general of The Mission to Seafarers charity calls for an immediate international response to the UN and International Labour...
  • Shippers to review carrier performance
    There is a wealth of data available on the state of the container shipping market. But little of it focuses...
  • Feeder boxship collision off Shanghai kills three seafarers
    Among the 16 crew members on Xin Qi Sheng 69, 11 were rescued and five remain missing, according to Shanghai...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: The 100 most influential people in shipping revealed | ONE Apus investigation latest | EU CO2 plans...
  • Between the lines: Carriers reap rewards of extended peak season
    With freight rates soaring on nearly all trades and ships sailing fuller than ever amid exceptionally strong demand, the major...
  • Saudi tanker blast sparks shipping security concerns
    BW Group says the Singapore-flagged, 76,580 dwt ship was 'hit by an external source' while discharging early Monday morning. The crew...
  • MISC hit by Petronas stake sale
    Petronas still holds sway over MISC's stock market performance, even after the shipping line's efforts at diversifying beyond its home...
  • VLGC freight rates reach five-year high
    There were only 11 VLGCs, out of a global fleet of 302 ships, available to load Middle East LPG at...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • Asia-US import surge slowing slightly, but spreading to East, Gulf coasts
  • NS shuts ingating at Chicago 63rd Street yard
  • Extended CNY could provide some supply chain respite
  • Supply chain strain unavoidable result of pandemic
  • CMA CGM adds vessels, equipment as demand grows

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • Tanker takes on name of scrapped vessel as Iran-Venezuela trade continues
  • Vale ends use of converted VLOCs as final cargo offloaded
  • Huge profit in the making for asset play with 15-year-old boxship
  • US-listed shipping stocks top broader market for fifth week in flat performance
  • Oldendorff meets new hazardous material rules early using app
  • Eastern Pacific and friends raise over $745,000 by nearly lapping the world twice
  • Al-Nadhairi steps up to unify Oman Shipping and Oman Drydock
  • Vale ends use of converted VLOCs as final cargo offloaded
  • Huge profit in the making for asset play with 15-year-old boxship
  • US-listed shipping stocks top broader market for fifth week in flat performance
  • Oldendorff meets new hazardous material rules early using app
  • Eastern Pacific and friends raise over $745,000 by nearly lapping the world twice
  • Al-Nadhairi steps up to unify Oman Shipping and Oman Drydock
  • HNA shipping arm acquires two capesize bulkers
  • String of older panamaxes change hands in the secondhand market
  • LNG carriers rates rise across all types as vessels vanish from market
  • 'Black swans come in flocks': What Trafigura's shipping chiefs learned in 2020
  • Cruiseship owner Hurtigruten's systems down after hackers strike
  • Carras poised to sell another capesize bulker
  • Algoma Central cuts interest costs in $487m bank and bond refinancing
  • Trafigura expects a depressed dry cargo freight market in 2021 after 'best year ever'
  • Hyundai Samho nets fresh orders for VLCC newbuilding quartet
  • Westshore Shipbrokers preps share issue amid offshore woes
  • Korea Ocean Business targets 50 ships for leasing venture
  • Mark Williams: 'The long-term challenge remains decarbonisation'
  • SSY shares its socially distanced Christmas carol service online
  • Three dead and five missing as boxship sinks after collision in China
  • Frangou entities escalate sale of legacy boxships
  • Time saved: BW completes VLGC LPG refuelling during cargo loading
  • Bravo Tankers breaks into LNG with new US office
  • Recovery phase: Frontline's Barstad talks up strong VLCC period market
  • Ulrik Andersen: Carbon cuts are 'single largest challenge the shipping industry has ever faced'
  • Carnival Fascination blows past the breakers as old cruiseships find accommodation roles
  • Rajah & Tann named Singapore's top maritime law firm
  • Hafnia tanker suffers explosion and fire off Saudi Red Sea port

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • American Airlines transport its first COVID vaccine shipment (with video)
    American Airlines is moving a Pfizer vaccine shipment from Chicago to a Caribbean island via Miami.
  • Contingency planning guides Pfizer vaccine distribution flow
    The distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is finally a reality, but it's a carefully orchestrated process among the federal government, the manufacturer, a major health care...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2020
  • OIL FUTURES: Prices climb on vaccine optimism; demand outlooks remain under pressure
    Crude futures settled higher after a volatile session Dec. 14 as the market balanced optimism surrounding the rollout of a COVID-19 vaccine against freshly dimmed near-term demand outlooks.
  • AMERICAS BUNKERS: Key market indicators Dec. 14-18
    Retail marine fuel spot markets enter the week Dec. 14-18 on a bullish kick while shaking off weak demand, as recent gains in key global energy indicators have propped up values.
  • TENDER DATA: Sri Lanka's Ceypetco seeks 30,000 mt fuel oil for Jan 11-12
    The last tender seeking 5,000 mt of 180 CST HSFO with maximum 3.5% sulfur, and 24,000 mt of 180 CST grade either 0.5% sulfur or 1.8% sulfur, for delivery in Dec. 27-28 was reissued with a change in volume.
  • TENDER DATA: India's MRPL sells 25,000 mt LSFO for early Jan loading
    MRPL last sold 25,000 mt of marine fuel with maximum 0.5% sulfur for loading over Dec. 13-15 to Shell, S&P Global Platts reported earlier.
  • TENDER DATA: Sri Lanka's Ceypetco reissues tender seeking 30,000 mt fuel oil for end Dec
    Ceypetco procures fuel oil on behalf of West Coast Power Pvt. Ltd. and other local power companies for power generation.
  • Supply tightness supports spike in bunker prices in some LatAm countries
    **Highest price jump for 0.5%S seen in Cartagena **Talk of short avails of VLSFO heard in Ecuador
  • IRAQ DATA: Nov oil output falls 4%, below OPEC+ quota, SOMO says
    **Federal output drops 5% as exports hit by bad weather **Kurdish Nov production, exports rise on month **Total domestic oil use steady in Nov
  • OPEC report shows room to raise output with allies while keeping oil market balanced
    **OPEC analysts lower 2021 demand forecast **But call on OPEC still well above Nov. output **Report will inform upcoming OPEC+ talks
  • UK to create framework for commercial power carbon capture projects
    **At least one power CCUS to be supported **CCS gas plant readiness rule to be reviewed **To consult on system operation governance
  • INDIA DATA: Nov oil products demand rises 0.4% on month to 4.7 mil b/d
    **Demand rises on-month amid mild economic revival **Fuel oil demand higher than Jet demand
  • UK to end support for fossil fuels overseas: PM Johnson
    **Major policy shift as taxpayer support to end for fossil fuels **China unveils modest increase to 2030 climate targets **Pakistan to stop building coal-fired power plants
  • Australia's Fortescue inks hydrogen MOU with Japanese partners
    Fortescue Metals Group has inked a memorandum of understanding with Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Iwatani Corporation to potentially supply Japan with liquid hydrogen as Australia vies to become a major renewable hydrogen exporter.
  • VIETNAM DATA: Nov refined product imports fall 41% on year
    Vietnam imported 597,756 mt of oil products in November, a 40.7% year-on-year decline, according to preliminary data released by Vietnam Customs Dec. 14.
  • HONG KONG DATA: Oct fuel oil imports jump to 3.72 mil barrels
    **Imports averaged 3.23 mil barrels/month in Jan-Oct **Total imports in Jan-Oct at 32.27 million barrels
  • SINGAPORE DATA: Nov bunker fuel sales up nearly 3% on month to 4.26 mil mt
    **MFO 380 CST sales maintain momentum to hit 995,000 mt **Nov LSFO sales rise 4.5% from Oct
  • Explosion at tanker discharging gasoline cargo at Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    **Tanker hit by 'external source' while discharging at Jeddah **Limited impact on gasoline due to long supply in Middle East **Hafnia confirms explosion, fire on BW Rhine **Second tanker explosion in Saudi Arabian waters in less than three weeks
  • Asia residual fuel market - Key market indicators this week
    Falling demand for 180 CST and 380 CST high sulfur fuel oil from the power sectors in South Asia and the Middle East is weakening sentiment in both markets, but in the case of the 380 CST grade, strong demand from the Singapore bunker market was providing some support.
  • Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5%S cash differential flips to discount on slower buying activities
    **First discount since Sep 24 **Bunker demand weakens amid festive season
  • S Korea's Hyundai Rotem to start production of hydrogen reformers by end Dec
    South Korea's Hyundai Rotem will start making hydrogen reformers at a plant in Uiwang, south of Seoul, by the end of December, the company said Dec. 14, having completed construction that began in July.
  • INTERVIEW: Freepoint expands Asia LSFO footprint by supplying maiden cargo to Pertamina terminal
    **Sambu terminal received first LSFO cargo from Freepoint in December **Terminal expected to ramp up to optimal LSFO utilization in 2021 **Freepoint eying more spot, term LSFO deals in other Asian markets






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