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14 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:18 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 27, 2020
  • HK's shipping fraternity lends support to crew change operations locally
  • Seaspan spends US$146m in cash for a pair of secondhand 13,000-TEUers
  • Hapag-Lloyd sells 7 ships in leaseback deal to increase liquidity
  • Dublin's second quarter container throughput declines 14pc to 173,000 TEU
  • Box volumes at India's major ports plunge 30pc in April-June: IPA
  • India-China trade falls 7pc as diplomatic chill takes hold to darken prospects
  • GAC to takeover Ahlers Singapore's logistics operations
  • Ethiopian B777 freighter damaged in Shanghai blaze
  • DHL Express expands fleet capacity with four converted B767-300Fs
  • Ontario International Airport freight shipments surge 30pc in June

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 26, 2020
  • Hapag-Lloyd launches 'Loaded as Booked' quality promise
  • Maersk to stop solid waste acceptance into China
  • OOCL's revenues up in Q2 & H1
  • Waterway usage charges waived to promote inland water transport
  • Yang Ming to add two new 11,000 TEU vessels to fleet soon
  • CBIC notification on implementing e-invoicing expected soon
  • Public procurement from certain countries restricted
  • Model handbook to deal with process & documentation in ports on the anvil
  • DHL Global Forwarding opens first temperature-controlled facility in India in Hyderabad
  • Electronic toll collection rebounds in June
  • Gati appoints Shashi Kiran Shetty as Chairman
  • Maiden ICT rake flagged off from VCT to ICD Jajpur
  • Railways to RFID tag all wagons by December 2022
  • GST rates can be reduced further as tax base increases: Finance Secretary
  • Indian economy to grow by 6 pc in the next financial year, says NITI Aayog VC
  • Report shows countries moving to facilitate imports even as trade restrictions remain high
  • UK Border Strategy consultation offers further recognition of the key role of freight forwarders in cross-border international trade

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • Asia-Europe rates may be 'past their peak': new GRIs may be tricky for carriers
  • Australia to inspect every box ship in new crackdown on cargo securing
  • Tough times for air cargo handlers as carriers get more picky
  • E-commerce providers must diversify, or become 'an endangered species'
  • Money to be made as Brexit creates the 'world's most effective border'
  • The cruise that became a nightmare
  • Against the odds: DSV and Atlas - a high stakes game, investors may fear blood

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • Project marks milestone on road to larger composites hulls
    An EU-funded project that aims to foster the application of new materials in maritime and inland waterway applications has marked a significant milestone with the unveiling of a full-scale composite ship's hull
  • First MTU gas engines make their debut in Doeksen ferry
    Harlingen, Netherlands, headquartered ferry operator Rederij Doeksen this month officially commissioned the Willem Barentz, the first of two new 70-meter ferries designed for eco friendly operation in the Waddenzee UNESCO heritage area
  • New York State announces 2,500 MW offshore wind solicitation
    New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo this week announced the largest combined clean energy solicitations ever issued in the U.S., seeking up to 4,000 megawatts of renewable capacity. The state's second offshore
  • FTA awards $47.5 million in Passenger Ferry Grants
    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) today announced approximately $47.5 million in grant awards to selected projects across the U.S. to improve ferry access, safety, and reliability. A total
  • Bajamar Express gets EU NAVFOR escort through high risk area
    Currently making its delivery journey from Australia to the Canary Islands, the Austal-built 117 meter trimaran ferry Bajamar Express had protection from EU NAVFOR Somalia Operation Atalanta for its passage through the
  • ICS: Failures to follow protocols threaten crew change progress
    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) is warning that some seafarers and manning agencies are failing to adhere to crew change protocols and are putting a risk whatever gains the industry has

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • Platsidakis to step down from Angelicoussis group
    Platsidakis says the decision to step down was made amicably
  • Corporate restructurings reveal a view of the new normal
    Leaders of both Wärtsilä and MAN Energy Solutions have made tough choices. The headlines will be negative in the short...
  • Cocaine found in container at UK port
    The 'sophisticated concealment' was rarely seen in the UK, according to the Border Force
  • Jet fuel stored on tankers amid moribund European demand
    Some 1.4m tonnes of middle distillates tracked on tankers off the UK's east coast
  • Distillates switch pushed to combat black carbon emissions
    A debate on the impact of very low sulphur fuel oils on black carbon emissions has resurfaced again, but the...
  • LNG freight futures interest steadily grows
    Volumes in April hit a record, tied to a rally in Asia and expectations of a higher spot market in...
  • Cargo owners' muscle needed to get seafarers home
    A coalition of shipowners and shippers is more likely to gain the ear of overstretched decision makers and reach agreement...
  • MAN Energy Solutions restructuring to cost 4,000 jobs
    Chief executive Uwe Lauber has moved to increase the company's competitive position as it transitions from an engine manufacturer into...
  • The week in charts: Port congestion supports floating storage; no sign of 'peak' container season
    Record imports of crude by China over the course of the past two months have led to port congestion and...
  • Asia-Europe capacity at six-year low
    Fewer but larger ships are plying the main lane Europe trade, but total capacity keeps falling
  • Seaspan adds two boxships for $146m
    The US-listed owner hopes the deal will increase long-term contracted revenue by more than $150m
  • Korean Register sets course for digital transition
    KR is working with its customers on granting survey extensions during the pandemic, keeping in close contact with International Maritime...
  • Singapore prioritises certain crew change applications
    Major crew change centres, such as Singapore and Hong Kong, have had recent cases where crew members scheduled to sign-on...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Coronavirus: Hong Kong under pressure to suspend crew changes | China's congested ports boost floating storage as...
  • Chinese ore demand ties up 3.9% of capesize fleet
    Braemar ACM analyst Nick Ristic pointed out that despite congestion increasing during the month, there has been a jump in...
  • Keppel warns of 'adverse' impact in first half of 2020
    The group noted that with the highly volatile environment and low oil prices, oil majors are curtailing exploration and production...
  • Hong Kong 'has role to play' in helping stranded crew
    'The industry fully supports the government to take all necessary measures to protect the local community,' the two key shipping associations...
  • MPC says Wilhelmsen tie-up 'not about the money'
    'MPC decided the KG market and the investor market for ships in Germany is not the future. The way MPC...
  • Seanergy chief slams scrubbers and giant ore carriers
    Tsantanis believes the capesize market can once again reach the historical average of $24,000 to $25,000 per day

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • IMCs say space issues persist on LA intermodal rail services
  • JOC Uncharted: Logistics software needs to account for email's staying power
  • Procurement focus over logistics weakens supply chains
  • Capacity-constrained air cargo raises red flag for COVID-19 vaccine distribution
  • Project cargo pipeline hammered by $140 billion in capex cuts
  • ILWU's anti-automation plea to California hints at contract flashpoint

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • VLCCs continue to languish, while product tankers see gains
  • Capesize bulker spot rates fall while handysizes see new highs
  • Golden Ray salvage suspended amid Covid-19 outbreak
  • A Biden presidency could see US sanctions scaled back
  • Euronav spends $16m more on share buybacks
  • Evangelos Marinakis puts capesize bulker back on the market
  • Sloman to close shipbroking desk due to 'changing times'
  • Greek ferry operator Seajets revealed as buyer of P&O Cruises' Oceana
  • Scorpio joining consolidation push with Peninsula tankers as it eyes more pool recruits
  • John Platsidakis to leave Angelicoussis Group on 'very good terms'
  • UK is beginning to shift towards Washington's view on sanctions
  • Carnival puts two Fantasy-class cruiseships into long-term lay-up
  • Keppel Corp issues profit warning due to Covid-19 fallout
  • Crew abandons ropax struck by fire off the Philippines
  • ICS warns over Singapore crew change abuses as more cases emerge
  • Australia launches cargo securing crackdown

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • COVID-19, storm season sideline Golden Ray dismantling
    Wrecked car carrier, with some 4,200 vehicles on board, has been on its side in St. Simons Sound since September.
  • Dry bulk shipping rates slashed in half
    Dry bulk was riding high just a few weeks ago. Now it's taking a tumble.
  • FreightWaves Flashback 1964: 6-ton steel cutter heads shipped by air
    The shaft was loaded first onto the plane, followed by 7,000 pounds of additional freight and finally the Cutter. Cables were used to secure the...
  • Brussels Airport bucks trend with June rise in cargo volume
    Express carriers UPS and DHL helped push Brussels Airport into the black for June's cargo volume. Most airports during the pandemic haven't been able to...
  • How the FMC monitors 'blank sailings' and their competitive impacts
    Chairman Michael Khouri explains how the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission keeps track of COVID-19-induced ocean container carrier sailing schedule changes for anticompetitive behavior.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 24, 2020
  • July ULSD imports fall on year into UK, France, Germany: Kpler
    Imports of ultra-low sulfur diesel into the UK, France and Germany in July will be lower on the year at 690,000 mt, 1.18 million mt and 260,000 mt respectively, Intelligence data firm Kpler estimated Friday, which represents falls of 28.7%, 8.4% and 50.4%.
  • Pakistan's Ocean Bunkers starts VLSFO, LSMGO supply in domestic ports
    Pakistan's Ocean Bunkers has commenced supply of 0.5% sulfur VLSFO and LSMGO in the Port of Karachi and Port Qasim as demand for cleaner fuels garners more interest, the company told S&P Global Platts July 23.
  • ARA fuel oil stocks up 11.7% on week at 1.456 mil mt: Insights Global
    Stocks of fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub rose 11.7% to 1.456 million mt in the seven days to July 22, according to data from Insights Global, with the summer lull sapping demand, sources said.
  • Rosneft discovers new oil, gas field at Vostok Oil project
    Russia's largest crude producer Rosneft said July 23 it has discovered a new field containing an estimated 20 million mt, or around 146 million barrels, of oil and 1 Bcm of gas as part of its Vostok Oil project in northern Russia.
  • Singapore's jet, gasoil stocks jump above 14 mil barrels on lower exports
    Singapore's commercial stockpiles of jet fuel and gasoil ballooned to a six-week high of 14.1 million barrels in the week ended July 22, Enterprise Singapore data released on July 23 showed, with the jump in inventories coming on the back of a pull back in export volumes.
  • Singapore light distillate stocks inch higher asgasoline, blendstock imports rise
    Singapore's commercial onshore light distillate stocks inched 1.08% higher on the week to 16.245 million barrels in the week ended July 22, amid a flurry of gasoline and blendstock inflows, latest Enterprise Singapore data released late July 23 showed.
  • Singapore front month gasoil crack spread touches 2-month high on tight supply
    The Singapore front month August 10 ppm sulfur gasoil swaps against Dubai swaps -a measure of a product's relative strength to the crude- strengthened to a two-month high at the Asian close July 23 due to regional supply tightness, Asian gasoil sources said.
  • PERU DATA: Crude shipments drop in May on lockdown
    Peru's crude oil shipments dropped in May compared with the year-ago period, while natural gas deliveries increased, the country's central bank said in a statement July 24.
  • Tropical Storm Hanna strengthens, to move west towards Texas-Mexico border: NHC
    Tropical Storm Hanna is on track to turn west and move towards the Texas-Mexico border, making landfall along the Texas Coast on the evening of July 25, the National Hurricane Center said July 24.
  • US refiners eye a better Q3, but keeping a close eye on COVID-19 resurgence
    Even though third quarter refined product demand has rebounded as lockdown restrictions across much of the US have loosened, refiners are aware that any coronavirus-related resurgence could interrupt this recovery and further reduce gasoline and diesel demand.
  • OIL FUTURES: Oil edges higher as EU, US report stronger economic data
    Oil futures settled higher July 24 as the market weighed stronger US and European economic data against rising US-China tensions and pandemic-weakened demand outlooks.
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  • Singapore's residue stocks fall 10% on week to 3-month low amid uptick in bunker demand
    The stocks were the lowest since April 29, when they stood at 22.204 million barrels, the data showed.
  • Pakistan's oil demand feels COVID-19 pain, set to bounce back
    "We expect petroleum demand to increase due to gradual normalization of economic activity following the lockdown," Ahsan said.

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