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28 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:35 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 18, 2020
  • Covid-19: Hong Kong to tests 8,000 port workers at container terminal
  • Korea's state-owned HMM posts its first quarterly profit in five years
  • Strong container sector helps minimise Yang Ming's losses
  • India bans China tankers from oil trade as ties strain further
  • Shenzhen's Huawei and ZTE set to be shut out of India's 5G network trials
  • Westwood Shipping Lines appoints ex-Maersk executive as new CEO
  • Cathay flew 98.7pc fewer passengers and 39.8pc less cargo in July
  • Amazon opens airport facilities in Hawaii to meet its need for speed
  • TIACA and Pharma.Aero deliver guidance on transport of Covid-19 vaccines

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • APM Terminals to acquire ALC's container terminal in Aarhus
  • China aims to develop Tianjin as one of the top 20 international shipping hubs by 2025
  • LISCR increases leadership team in response to fleet growth
  • MSC enhances Indian Subcontinent & US East Coast connections
  • MSC to maintain structural blanking of Panda service
  • Suspension of China Australia service extended
  • ZIM implementing AI-based screening software to detect mis-declared hazardous cargo
  • China re-imposes anti-dumping duties on single-mode optical fibres from India
  • Refund of IGST on Export-Invoice mismatch cases-Alternative Mechanism with Officer Interface
  • Rice exports significantly rebound
  • JNPT pays tribute to frontline Corona warriors on 74th Independence Day
  • S. Balaji Arunkumar appointed Deputy Chairman of Chennai Port Trust
  • CONCOR allotting export containers for Chabahar, Bandar Abbas & Jebel Ali
  • July exports & imports seen showing signs of recovery
  • Kerala has untapped potential of $6.7 bn in merchandise exports: Exim Bank study
  • An Entrepot in Great Nicobar
  • Welspun launches humanitarian initiative urging logistics companies to bridge PPE demand-supply gap

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 18, 2020
  • From XI'an to Amsterdam in 17 days
  • Smart Global Holdings names Mark Adams as CEO
  • Imbach Logistik builds in Lucerne
  • Just four hours instead of two days
  • Balanced cargo streams in Oakland
  • 100 years of airmail service in Norway
  • Eastland Group welcomes new board members
  • Samsung Mexicana orders Flexi fleet
  • Promoting rail-ready sites at the Chicago link
  • Gecas' additional orders relieve Boeing
  • Flemish channels find their swing
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Bolloré Logistics picks CEO for Latin America
  • EUR 1 million investment in Dortmund
  • 3PL e-commerce business flourishes
  • Work starts on pier extension in Koper
  • Air Canada Cargo's revenue soars

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • New restrictions in China as Covid-19 is found on frozen food imports again
  • PPE driving US import surge as July box traffic hits record levels at LA/LB
  • Improved airfreight yields give Agility GIL first-half results a lift
  • CargoLogic Germany restructures after less than a year of operation
  • Zim develops early detection software for cargo misdeclarations
  • M&A radar: As break-up talk swirls, the vultures circle Toll Group

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • St Kitts and Nevis to provide berths for two Royal Caribbean vessels
    The Federation of St Kitts and Nevis today outlined the process to be used for safely harboring two Royal Caribbean vessels this week. Minister of Tourism, Lindsay Grant, told a press conference
  • Scienco/FAST adds InTank BWTS to its product line
    St. Louis, Mo., based water and wastewater treatment systems specialist Scienco/FAST has acquired the InTank Ballast Water Treatment System developed by Envirocleanse, a division of Charter Brokerage, LLC, a Berkshire Hathaway Company.
  • Phyllis Hardin becomes the first woman to chair the Arkansas Waterways Commission
    The Arkansas Waterways Commission has appointed Phyllis Harden to succeed as Marty Shell as Chairman. Harden is primarily responsible for Legislative and Special Projects for Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel Company where
  • Mauritius: Bow of grounded bulker to be towed out to deep water
    The bow of the grounded bulk carrier Wakashio is to be towed to 8 nautical miles from the outer limit of the reefs that almost completely surround Mauritius to water 2,000 meters
  • Chevron Marine Lubricants assesses impacts of 2020 fuel switch
    Chevron Marine Lubricants has published a new white paper on its experiences working with new fuels and lubricants after over half a year of low-sulfur fuel operations following the implementation of IMO
  • L&L Marine takes delivery of Thordon-equipped towboat
    Recently delivered to L&L Marine Transportation, Harvey, La., by Rodriguez Shipbuilding Inc., Bayou La Batre, Ala., the 1,600 hp towboat Amelia Ray is now operational with a full range of Thordon oil-free
  • Conrad reports profitable half-year and bigger backlog
    Morgan City, La., headquartered shipbuilder and repairer Conrad Industries, Inc. (OTC Pink: CNRD) has reported its second quarter and six months 2020 financial results and backlog. For the quarter ended June 30,
  • Eastern delivers second RApport 2400 Z-drive tug to Bisso Offshore
    Eastern Shipbuilding Group Inc., Panama City, Fla., recently delivered the M/V A. Thomas Higgins, the second of two 80-foot 5,100 HP Z-drive tugs, to Bisso Offshore LLC, a division of E.N. Bisso

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • Two Wakashio crew were on board for more than a year
    The actions of Wakashio's crew during the three-hour period when Automatic Identification System vessel-tracking showed it deviated from a major...
  • Rusting Yemen tanker threatens to dwarf Mauritius spill
    The International Maritime Organization is drawing up a response plan in case of an oil spill from Safer, which would dwarf...
  • Compensation for Wakashio spill could be capped at only $18m
    While still too early to assess the full extent of the clean up costs and pollution damages, the impact on...
  • Torm open to consolidation after profits jump
    Danish company Torm is looking to replace its vessels when the time is right as part of its fleet renewal...
  • Shipping's reskilling revolution is a long way off
    The painful experience of this year's crew repatriation crisis will inform the BIMCO/ICS seafarer survey. However, the industry needs to...
  • Not all is well with the 'consensual' restructuring of Xihe Group
    While OCBC is the only lender so far to have backed a judicial management filing against Xihe, its move has...
  • After Wakashio, is the Bunker Convention fit for purpose?
    What has happened in the Indian Ocean provides confirmation that increased payouts cannot come soon enough, and governments of coastal...
  • Investigations to determine cause of Wakashio disaster could take months
    Various investigations will need to be completed to determine the cause of the Wakashio grounding, which could take a considerable...
  • Gold Star Lines launches new Vietnam service
    The new service will add to Zim intra-Asia specialist Gold Star Lines' other services from Vietnam and provide greater connectivity...
  • Hong Kong port coronavirus cluster expands
    The cases have spread from workers sharing temporary accommodation that was used for rest breaks and as changing rooms
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Pandemic impact 'definitely not over', says Hapag-Lloyd chief | US seizes Iranian gasoline on Greek-owned tankers |...
  • China's Fujian province moves to consolidate regional ports
    Fujian is the latest Chinese coastal province that has followed the call of policy makers in Beijing to integrate their...
  • Stock regulator criticises Yingkou Port for fund embezzlement
    The punishment was reduced because YPG had shut down the finance subsidiary and returned the misused funds, said the regulator

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • Equipment providers stepping up chassis repair in Southern California
  • Rise in private label brands creates opportunities for Li & Fung
  • CAI International sells logistics assets to NFI to focus on container leasing
  • NY-NJ import surge tightens chassis, warehouse capacity
  • New Chittagong-China service to quicken container trade

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • Iran finally concedes gasoline seized by US on four ships were its cargoes
  • Another positive: Boxship charter market staging swift V-shaped recovery
  • Oldendorff deal reflects focus on post panamaxes and minicapes
  • Irrepressible Hansson sees optimistic Nordic American Tankers forge ahead
  • After banner week, stocks head for the beach as earnings wind down
  • China lifts imports of US crude ahead of review of trade deal
  • 'Always positive' Radziwill expects GoodBulk to finish 2020 strong as capes shape up
  • DIF reveals tie-up with CMA CGM in Spanish terminal
  • ESL Shipping lays up and redelivers bulkers in 'exceptional' slump
  • After banner week, stocks head for the beach as earnings wind down
  • China lifts imports of US crude ahead of review of trade deal
  • 'Always positive' Radziwill expects GoodBulk to finish 2020 strong as capes shape up
  • DIF reveals tie-up with CMA CGM in Spanish terminal
  • ESL Shipping lays up and redelivers bulkers in 'exceptional' slump
  • Torm shares tanker bonanza with investors after best first half since 2008
  • Record low resale price for feeder boxship pair reflects tough times
  • Peak season volumes push transpacific freight rates to all-time high
  • Ausca Shipping fixes veteran Castor Maritime panamax
  • Greenpeace demands MOL pays for oil pollution caused by Mauritius grounding
  • Clarksons lays bare OSV demand nightmare during pandemic
  • Panama flag slams 'evil' video blaming it for Wakashio disaster
  • Cape Town auction sets low bar for MPP asset values
  • Hong Kong and Singapore battle maritime Covid-19 cases
  • Cost reductions help Pacific Radiance cut its second quarter losses

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • Q&A: COVID, the rise of China, and the future of ocean shipping
    COVID-19 could ignite geopolitical clashes and cause "meltdown" in U.S. consumer demand.
  • British Airways starts sunsetting 747 fleet
    The first of 31 giants of the sky in British Airways' fleet says goodbye.
  • Air Transport Services Group starts business to train pilots
    Air Transport Services Group is becoming a one-stop service shop for outsourced airline services, especially for cargo operators.
  • Career Tracks: Maersk veteran picked to lead Westwood Shipping
    Jack Mahoney will take over for the retiring Guy Stephenson.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 17, 2020
  • IN THE LOOP: Major Chinese players ramping up US crude buying
    State-owned Chinese oil refiners have returned to buying US crude oil for September-loading and the expected volume should exceed the last peak buying spree seen in May, according to traders.
  • TAIWAN DATA: Jun oil product demand, crude throughput down 4% on month
    Taiwan's consumption of key oil products -- LPG, naphtha, gasoline, jet fuel/kerosene, diesel and fuel oil -- totaled 754,000 b/d in June, falling 4% from May.
  • REFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: European refiners report lower runs in H1
    European refiners reported lower rates in the first half of the year.
  • LSGO futures net speculative length down from 6-month high
    Speculative net long positions in ICE low sulfur gasoil futures fell 1,117 contracts to 66,221 in the week to Aug. 11, slipping back slightly from a six-month high, according to Intercontinental Exchange data.
  • OIL FUTURES: Oil settles higher amid improved demand outlooks
    Crude futures settled higher Aug. 17 as fundamental outlooks improved amid ramped-up China crude purchases and a compliance-focused OPEC+ agenda.
  • FEATURE: US refiners accelerate plans to reconfigure plants
    Facing demands for cleaner energy, some US refiners have accelerated plans to reconfigure plants even as questions remain about demand recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
  • RUSSIA DATA: Sep crude export duty to rise 1.3% to $6.48/b
    The export duty on Russia's Urals crude and other blends not subject to the country's more favorable tax rates has been set at $47.50/mt for September, up 1.3% from $46.90/mt for August, the finance ministry said Aug. 17.
  • REFINERY NEWS: Japan's JGC Corp to complete Iraq's Basrah refinery upgrade by 2025
    Japan's JGC Holdings Corporation has announced that it has officially received the letter of award for upgrading Iraq's 210,000 b/d Basrah refinery in Southern Iraq, with the scheduled completion date of refinery upgrade slated for 2025, the company said in a statement on its website.
  • Denmark's Torm rides strong tanker rates, positive going into Q3
    Danish product tanker group Torm, reporting excellent second quarter results, said Aug. 17 the first six months of the current year had been driven by strong tanker rates and that it was confident of a positive performance in the third quarter.
  • Fujairah bunker volumes edge up in July after hitting lowest this year
    Bunker volume at the Port of Fujairah in July rose 1% on the month after hitting a seven-month low in June, according to a report seen by S&P Global Platts.
  • July container volumes at Singapore port down 6.8% on-year
    Container throughput at Singapore port fell 6.8% year on year to 3.01 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU) in the month of July, data released by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said.
  • Europe and Africa residual fuel -- key market indicators
    Summer lulls continue to impact market activity in the European fuel oil markets, while demand in the end-users bunkers market saw a marginal uptick in Europe last week.
  • Belarus turmoil unlikely to affect Ukrainian diesel prices, analyst says
    Ukraine's diesel fuel prices are not likely to be affected by political turmoil in Belarus, one of its main suppliers, due to abundant stocks, Serhiy Kuyun, the head of the A-95 energy analysis firm, said Aug. 17.
  • Iran inks contracts to expand production capacity by 180,000 b/d
    Iran's state-run companies have signed 13 contracts with local contractors that aim to raise oil production by over 180,000 b/d, as part of the country's policy to be in a position to regain lost market share once sanctions against its energy sector are lifted, oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said at the signing ceremony Aug. 17.
  • Around 3,000 mt bunker fuel recovered from Wakashio post spill: Japan's MOL
    Japan's Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., or MOL, said Aug. 16 around 3,000 mt of bunker fuel oil onboard the bulk carrier Wakashio had been recovered and transferred to small tankers by Aug. 12, while the remaining around 1,000 mt had leaked off the Mauritius coast.
  • VENEZUELA DATA: PDVSA, partners producing 442,000 b/d of crude
    Crude production by PDVSA and its international partners increased to 442,000 b/d, according to technical reports dated Aug. 15 reviewed by S&P Global Platts.




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