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28 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:43 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 20, 2020
  • Asian carriers reap Q2 profits by controlling costs
  • Container shortfall to normalise in next 2 months: Adani Ports CEO
  • Container volumes drop 11pc in Mexican ports in first half of 2020
  • LNG tanker completes 10,000th neopanamax transit via Panama Canal
  • China's plan to cut air pollution by boosting rail freight falls behind target
  • Kalmar to supply Saigon Newport Corporation with 25 terminal tractors
  • US airlines set to boost cargo capacity with PAX seat removals
  • Sydney Airport in Australia plagued with cargo congestion
  • Qatar Air ban matter of national emergency, ICAO told

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk improves profitability across all businesses in Q2 despite Covid-19 impact
  • ZIM registers highest quarterly net profit since 2010 in Q2 2020
  • Indian exporters explore opportunities in Oman during virtual B2B meeting
  • Revenue Department notifies imposition of anti-dumping duty on black toner powder from China, Malaysia, Chinese Taipei
  • AP Maritime Board asks for dedicated freight corridor connectivity to ports in state
  • New dry bulk handling facility at Antwerp port
  • CONCOR facilitating export movement from India through International North-South Transportation Corridor
  • Railways introduces drone surveillance for security
  • Transworld Group announces milestone agreement with DP World

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 20, 2020
  • An important step
  • A stopover on the new Silk Road
  • Kodrona instead of Corona
  • Direct rail link between Germany and the Netherlands
  • Horizon North: co-CEO Rod Graham resigns
  • New facility for Spanish vegetables
  • Dachser USA secures transatlantic capacity
  • UAE's railway to increase capacity by factor 8
  • Unifeeder broadens DP World's portfolio
  • New board of directors for Ascent
  • Maersk opens warehouse in Ivory Coast
  • Corona spares wagon hire business
  • Flying contraband in and out of Mexico
  • Scandinavian Shuttle Service now in operation
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Two networks strengthen their position in UK
  • Kerry Apex ranked number one NVOCC
  • A&R Logistics acquires L.T. Harnett
  • Argentineans return
  • Baltic Sea Bridge reaches first milestone

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • American and Delta ramp up their cargo focus in bid to catch up with United
  • 'Strong cost performance' helps steer Maersk to another profitable quarter
  • Container shipping service levels dropping as costs and rates rise
  • Unifeeder expands further with acquisition of India specialist
  • Carbon-neutral ammonia could be a safe, low-emissions fuel for ships and planes
  • Lessons learned: how will Covid changes help logistics prepare for Brexit?
  • Against the odds: How to make AP Møller Mærsk shinier

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • Port of Baltimore sets new record for container moves
    The Port of Baltimore has completed its greatest ever number of container moves from a single ship, with 5,536 moves conducted over three days by longshore workers handling the Maersk Edinburgh. This
  • Bureau Veritas steps up North American marine and offshore services
    Classification society Bureau Veritas (BV) has opened a new remote survey center in Miami in one of a number of steps it is taking to broaden and deepen its marine and offshore
  • BAE San Diego wins $103.5 million U.S. Navy contract
    BAE Systems San Diego has received a $103.5 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the maintenance and modernization of the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Preble (DDG 88). The value of
  • Scandlines builds up rotor sail operating experience
    Since the end of May the Scandlines hybrid ferry M/V Copenhagen has been operating on the Rostock-Gedser route between Germany and Denmark with its propulsion assisted by a 30 meter tall Norsepower
  • Ricardo delivers its first virtual remote IMO Tier III certification testing
    With COVID-19 travel restrictions and associated measures in place, global engineering and technical consultancy Ricardo plc has implemented a virtual certification test service that enables it to offer customers in the marine

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • Golden Ocean's Ulrik Andersen takes 'wait-and-see stance' on newbuildings
    Ulrik Andersen, who took over as the chief executive of Golden Ocean in April, says most owners are holding back...
  • Diversification helps Braemar overcome Covid slump
    Braemar says diversification has helped it weather the pandemic as it overcame Covid-related operational challenges and the slump in global...
  • Zim nets highest earnings in a decade
    The container line saw profits jump nearly 400% compared with the second quarter of 2019
  • Between the lines: Carriers up third-quarter capacity in anticipation of volume recovery
    In its latest analysis, Sea-Intelligence highlights how carriers are gearing up for a bounce back in container traffic in the...
  • Greek seafarer dies after bulker blaze in the Arabian Sea
    A 55-year-old Greek second engineer died and a 26-year-old Greek third engineer was injured
  • Time to ensure shipping is not out of sight, out of mind
    In working around the challenges imposed by the current remote working requirements, digital efficiencies are being found daily and collaboration...
  • Maersk throws money at crew repatriation effort, but expects no quick fix
    Of some 6,600 seafarers working on Maersk ships, around a third are now out of contract despite efforts to resolve...
  • Norden sets up joint-venture with Synergy for tanker management
    The Danish owner and operator raises the lower end of its profit guidance for the full year by $10m, based...
  • Weekly briefing: Steep fall in tanker tonne-mile demand; Maersk reinstates full-year guidance
    An 18.6% drop in tanker tonne-mile demand was recorded in July, with the steepest falls recorded in the Middle East...
  • Oil companies body offers remote inspections of tankers due to coronavirus
    It will be up to companies to decide on a case-by-case basis whether they accept a remote inspection
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen keeps lid on costs as volumes start to return
    Scandinavia-based car carrier Wallenius Wilhelmsen said a sharp fall in volumes was "somewhat balanced" by cost cuts, cheaper fuel and...
  • AlixPartners advises Xihe court-appointed supervisors
    Three concurrent judicial management proceedings are taking place for the restructuring of OK Lim's business empire
  • Wakashio owner stands behind crew after arrest of master
    Wednesday's statement comes after the master of Wakashio was arrested on Tuesday, alongside another crew member, on charges of endangering...
  • DP World expands India footprint with feeder acquisition
    The new entities will continue to operate an asset-light structure in line with the Unifeeder model
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Global crude tonne-mile demand is falling | Green ship finance is rising | Offshore fleet is contracting...
  • Australia ships first LNG to Chile
    The long-haul shipment is linked to a portfolio contract signed between GNL Quintero and BG, which is now part of...
  • CIMC ownership shake-up on the cards as Cosco sells stake
    The sale could potentially lead to the change of its largest shareholder, said Shenzhen and Hong Kong-listed CIMC, adding the...
  • Sulphur cap not all smooth sailing, survey reveals
    Sulphur content was among the parameters found most frequently to be off-spec when fuel oil samples were tested after bunkering...
  • Maersk lifts profits outlook with an eye on post-Covid recovery
    Maersk's $5.5bn earnings forecast for 2020 is back in line with average market growth, but it comes with caveats -...
  • China's record imports: Miracle or mirage?
    BIMCO analyst Peter Sand expects Chinese import growth to ease at some point in the second half of the year...
  • New York-New Jersey beats out Long Beach as number two US box facility, claims report
    The public and private investments have proven their worth by 'sustaining the efficient movement of goods at a critical time'...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • Vancouver port rail dwell times rise on Asia import surge
  • Diverted Montreal cargo puts pressure on Halifax, Saint John ports
  • Maersk instant quote usage nearing half of spot bookings
  • Zim, Evergreen Q2 results notch strongest profits in years
  • MPV/HL sector expects boost from US offshore wind growth
  • JOC Uncharted: Ruest driving CN deeper into consumer supply chain
  • Maersk triples Q2 profit despite volume decline

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • US targets Hong Kong shipping as China tensions mount over security law
  • Nagashiki Shipping apologises for Wakashio oil spill, hull to be scuttled
  • Danish Shipping pushes for fix to migrant drama aboard Maersk Tankers ship
  • LNG floating storage to rise but rates will remain weak, Poten says
  • ABN Amro's global banking cuts sends ripple of worry through non-European owners
  • Amid his father's positivity, Alexander Hansson buys more Nordic American Tankers
  • Flex LNG sees improving rates and winter floating storage
  • Costamare pushes forward fleet renewal with fresh demolitions, newbuilding deliveries
  • Pan Ocean to double VLCC fleet by exercising newbuild option at DSME
  • Fjord1 completes newbuilding programme of 25 electric ferries
  • Zim rides liner recovery to unveil best profit since 2010
  • Quality crisis: Alarm after bunker survey uncovers safety issues with new fuel supplies
  • Volatile tankers get broker Braemar off to flying start
  • SITC tipped to splash out $264m on feeder containership newbuildings
  • Eagle Bulk considers scrubbers 'attractive investment'
  • Scorpio Group delays 33 scrubber installations while touting savings on 113 vessels
  • Torm 'frustrated' by share price discount after blockbuster start to 2020
  • How coronavirus sank Scorpio team's offshore gamble
  • Nigeria LNG starts to weigh up fleet renewal options for big steam turbine fleet
  • DP World expands shipping footprint again in Indian deal
  • Okeanis explains thinking behind bonuses for long-suffering crews
  • Conservative business policy pays off for Norway's Lorentzens Skibs
  • Fredriksen's Flex LNG feels fallout from Covid-19 pandemic
  • Norden launches new tanker management venture with Synergy Marine
  • Identity of DNV GL 'spy' revealed as probe continues
  • Okeanis 'particularly excited' about tankers in second half of 2021
  • Decline of Western ship lending has come to a halt, Petrofin says
  • Rising emissions are no surprise, but they need to focus attention on urgent action
  • Fire on Greek bulker leaves one dead in Arabian Sea
  • WW says car carrier surplus to persist 'for some time'
  • Maersk sights $1.5bn pandemic bonus after reinstating earnings guidance
  • Odfjell steps up ESG drive with first sustainability officer
  • Navigator meets investors as it tries for bond refinancing
  • JP Morgan sees more room to run for Cosco Shipping shares despite recent rally
  • Klaveness reveals delivery difficulties and Covid-19 cases
  • 'Clear mistakes were made' in Ruby Princess case says NSW premier
  • MPM lands fish farm newbuild as part of Singapore's '30 by 30' initiative

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • United Airlines surpasses 5,000 cargo-only flights since March
    United Airlines' early commitment to quasi-freighter operations as the coronavirus crisis grew has paid off financially. The airline is ramping up cargo operations even further...
  • Longshore employer: Port of Montreal cargo must move
    "We are going to lose some of the food and pharmaceuticals."
  • Port of Long Beach marks best month ever
    Top July welcome news amid "devastating effects of the coronavirus on the economy."
  • World's largest container line triples profits despite COVID
    New normal for container shipping: active capacity management and digital spot bookings.
  • World Food Program says COVID air network could fold soon
    The United Nations' World Food Program is running a global air network with partner airlines to deliver COVID relief supplies to underserved communities but doesn't...
  • Freight consolidator Shipco sweeps away LCL 'touch points'
    Shipco Transport and its container freight station subsidiary ICT have adopted Vector Software to reduce human contact and on-site paperwork processing as the coronavirus persists.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 19, 2020
  • Vietnam's July fuel oil imports fall 12% on month on weaker demand, returning domestic supply
    Vietnam's fuel oil imports in July recorded a 12.46% fall from June at 34,745 mt, latest preliminary data from the Vietnamese General Department of Customs showed, as demand in the country fell following a second wave of the coronavirus.
  • US weekly crude exports at over 1-year low, moving average remains supported
    US weekly crude exports were reported by the US Energy Information Administration at 2.14 million b/d for the week ended Aug. 14, down 1 million b/d from the week prior, and the lowest reported weekly level since the week ended Aug. 2, 2019, when the EIA reported weekly exports at 1.865 million b/d.
  • REFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: Bunker demand rises in Fujairah
    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.
  • Offline ULSD market jumps after Colonial Pipeline temporarily closes part of Line 1
    ULSD off the Colonial Pipeline jumped on Aug. 19, following the recent closure of part of the pipeline operator's gasoline-only Line 1 following the release of product on Aug. 14.
  • Port of Corpus Christi still aims to export Canadian, Bakken crude
    The Port of Corpus Christi surpassed Houston late last year as the nation's top crude exporter, and now the rapidly growing petroleum hub aims to take the next step by shipping out grades of Canadian crude and Bakken Shale oil.
  • Maersk Q2 revenue falls as pandemic cuts container volumes by 16% on year
    Danish shipping firm A.P. Moller-Maersk recorded a drop in second-quarter revenue as demand destruction from the coronavirus pandemic reduced the company's container volumes by 16% year on year.
  • Israeli carrier Zim posts 5% on year fall in Q2 container revenue
    Container freight revenue at Zim Integrated Shipping Services Ltd. fell 5.3% on year at $687 million during the second quarter ended June 30, the company said on Aug. 19.
  • FUJAIRAH DATA: Fuel stockpiles edge lower led by drop in middle distillates
    Fujairah stockpiles of oil products dropped to a four-month low on Aug. 17, with middle distillates such as jet fuel and gasoil leading the way.
  • Argentina authorizes first hike in fuel prices in nine months
    Argentina's government authorized YPF, the country's biggest refiner, to hike diesel and gasoline pump prices by an average of 4.5% nationwide effective Aug. 19, the first increase in nine months, a move that is expected to help the state-backed company revive oil production after a slump during a coronavirus-induced lockdown of the economy.
  • OIL FUTURES: Oil little-changed as US crude stocks, product demand tumble
    Crude oil futures settled little-changed Aug. 19 on the heels of a mixed US inventory report.
  • CHINA DATA: Oil product output rises 7% on year to 40.31 mil mt in Jul
    China's total output of six major oil products, LPG, naphtha, gasoline, jet/kerosene, gasoil, and fuel oil, rose an average of 6.7% year on year to 40.314 million mt in July, led primarily by a surge in fuel oil.
  • US DATA: USGC ULSD stocks see largest regional week-on-week build
    Ultra low sulfur diesel stocks on the US Gulf Coast saw the largest regional week-on-week build during the week ended Aug. 14, rising 1.03 million barrels to 54.26 million barrels, Energy Information Administration data showed Aug. 19.
  • East/West HSFO swap flips into backwardation on strong demand in Singapore
    The spread between 380 CST FOB Singapore fuel oil cargoes and 3.5%S fuel oil FOB Rotterdam barge swaps, the East/West, has flipped into backwardation on increased demand for cargoes in Singapore while HSFO was tight in Europe.
  • Marine industry's transition to cleaner fuels is 15, 20-year project: PetroChina
    More vessels will run on LNG and methanol, and biofuels will be a contender, IBIA's Unni Einemo said.
  • Hong Kong halts port operations on tropical cyclone Higos: sources
    "There will be no [bunkering] operations until [the HK Observatory lowers to] signal no. 1," a supplier said.
  • INTERVIEW: Low prices, flexible supply key to cracking Philippines LNG market: First Gen
    First Gen is proceeding with its FSRU plans at a chlalenging time when energy companies have slashed capex.
  • Singapore Sep LSFO arbitrage inflow set to rise on stronger Asian prices: traders
    "September arbitrage volumes will probably go higher," a fuel oil trader in Singapore said.
  • "K" Line, Airseas get approval for "Seawing" as stricter shipping rules loom
    The Seawing system collects and analyzes meteorological and oceanic data in real time.
  • Singapore Sept ex-wharf marine fuel term indications increase as oversupply eases
    Some traders said they were also asking for September-loading MF 0.5%-S term price indications to be based on benchmark FOB Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5% cargo assessment.
  • VLSFO concerns remain in maritime industry's sights
    As fuel oil properties are fluctuating, quality and safety problems will continue to be a challenge, BIMCO said.




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