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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • New protocols issued to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 cases on board vessels
  • Orders for new ships slump due to multiple uncertainties
  • Exim Club Vadodara elects new office-bearers
  • India seen having opportunity to significantly improve exports due to shift in global trade dynamics
  • Karaikal Port handles fertiliser cargo with high average discharge rate per day
  • Rotterdam port successfully renews environmental management standard
  • FASTag made mandatory for availing all discounts at National Highway fee plazas
  • NHAI develops vendor performance evaluation system portal
  • Trial run of Sonamura-Daudkandi inland waterway route connecting Tripura to Bangladesh in Sept.
  • India among only 3 G-20 economies to witness GDP pick-up in 2nd half of 2020: Moody's
  • OPEC's share in Indian oil imports down
  • CBIC clarifies regarding interest on delayed payment of GST
  • Commerce Ministry publishes registration format for bidders from nations sharing land border with India

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 28, 2020
  • 100 connections to and from Bremen
  • Rhenus Sports Tech expands cooperation with gym80
  • A favourable H1/2020 for OOCL
  • New president for UPS International
  • 6,000 truckloads to be shifted to rail in Estonia
  • Swiss continues to expand cargo network
  • Recent sales of the Swiss maritime fleet
  • Swiss Post does not benefit from Covid-19 pandemic
  • First B787-700BDSF delivered to a Chinese operator
  • More freight on trains in Melbourne's southeast
  • Kerry wins awards for the fourth year running
  • Green Laurels for Barcelona
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • STI relies on Sixfold
  • UK container hubs to receive new equipment
  • Customs head to drive Brexit plan
  • Developments in Nigeria

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • Carriers scramble to charter larger boxships and 'don't care what they pay'
  • Covid-19: catalyst for change and the key to unlocking supply chain visibility?
  • Forwarding the star of H1, but Kerry paints gloomy picture of next 18 months
  • US imposes sanctions on the world's largest shipbuilder
  • China tastes first clementines from Chile and avocados from Colombia
  • Under the radar: Waberer's on the block - value, what value?
  • M&A radar: As it grows up, Imperial Logistics is on the hunt
  • Snapshot: Mainfreight's rally - written in the stars

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • Canada awards Heddle Shipyards contract to refit CCGS Griffon
    Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a contract worth CA$4 million (a little over US$3 million) to Heddle Shipyards, Hamilton, Ontario, for refit work
  • Marine Log's TTB virtual event sees record attendance
    TTB-Tugs, Towboats & Barges kicked off its first-ever virtual event with nearly 350 participants-triple the event's attendance when it was Tugs & Barges. The event was held virtually due to the COVID-19
  • Mauritius will establish Court of Investigation into Wakashio grounding
    While the captain and chief officer of the ill-fated bulker Wakashio continue to be held in police custody, the Government of Mauritius is finalizing plans to hold a Court of Investigation to
  • MacGregor to supply key system for giant offshore wind installation vessel
    MacGregor has booked its largest ever single-vessel contract. It covers the supply of a system critical to the mission of what will be the world's largest custom-built offshore wind foundation installation vessel.
  • Was Bonhomme Richard fire the result of arson?
    According to multiple media reports citing unnamed Navy officials, a sailor is being investigated in relation to possible arson in the fire that severely damaged the U.S.S. Bonhomme Richard in July. Both
  • Law firm HFW acts on the sale of near half Swiss commercial fleet
    Eight separate vessel sales by Geneva-headquartered Massoel Shipping SA represented almost 40% of all Swiss-flagged commercial maritime vessels, according to London-headquartered law firm HFW (Holman Fenwick Willan LLP), which advised Massoel on
  • Cheoy Lee delivers first of two RAstar 3200-CL tugs
    Cheoy Lee Shipyards recently delivered the first of two Robert Allan Ltd. designed RAstar 3200-CL tugs to Yiu Lian Dockyards Ltd., Hong Kong. Named Hai Kun, on sea trials the tug achieved
  • Agribusiness, waterways operators eye likely impact of Laura
    Hurricane Laura came ashore near Cameron, La., with sustained winds of 150 mph at 1 a.m. as a Category 4 hurricane, but has since been weakening. Even before the storm came ashore,

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • Shipping's road to decarbonisation faces familiar obstacles
    A broader mobilisation towards a lower-carbon future will require political backing - and that means stronger decarbonisation commitments in the...
  • MPC Capital incurs impairment on container unit restructuring
    Deutsche Börse-listed former KG house, a co-investor in MPC Container Ships, has seen profits fall sharply thanks to its exposure...
  • Eastern Pacific exits handysize space with sales
    The company, part of Idan Ofer's empire, has sold four bulkers this month for a total of $35.95m, according to...
  • Hutchison agrees deal for third Egypt terminal
    Agreement will see a new $730m container terminal built on Egypt's Mediterranean coast to boost cargo exports
  • Bold move to exit Asia-Europe trades may have secured Zim's future
    Zim appears to have carved out a clear position in the container shipping industry, allowing it to look ahead with...
  • Zim chief hails 'very positive' position while shrugging off IPO speculation
    Israeli container line is still focusing on quality of service, while it is also benefitting from lower costs during the...
  • Tanker shipping focuses on outcome of US election
    The US presidential election is the 'biggest variable' for the prospects of energy shipping sector, says state giant China Merchants...
  • Frontline covers against market volatility as profits soar
    Frontline attributed a jump in second-quarter earnings to storage for unsold crude during the coronavirus pandemic
  • Cosco ports expansion not impacted by pandemic
    The Chinese state giant is unwavering in its ambitions in theface of the rising Sino-US tensions and the coronavirus backdrop...
  • A personal tribute to Greece-based maritime lawyer Patrick Hawkins
    Law firm Hill Dickinson plans to hold a commemorative service for Greece-based managing partner Patrick Hawkins, who has died in...
  • BW LPG sees challenging market in 2021
    In the medium term, there is downward pressure on US LPG supply following lower oil prices, the Oslo listed company...
  • US Gulf ports feel force of Hurricane Laura
    The National Hurricane Center said Laura had weakened to a Category 3 hurricane but that it was still one of...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Crew change crisis deepens amid bureaucracy, logistics and cost | Open-loop scrubbers shrug off regional restrictions | Merger...
  • OOCL launches two direct China-Southeast Asia services
    The new services seem to suggest that OOCL, traditionally more of a mainline carrier, also sees the potential of China-Asean...
  • US issues sanctions over 'unlawful' construction in South China Sea
    One CCCC subsidiary, China Harbor Engineering Corp, built the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka, which has long been condemned by...
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen raises $224m in bond issue
    Wallenius Wilhelmsen raised $224m in a four-year bond issue, saying it would refinance existing debt. The carrier's revenue fell 40%...
  • Flex LNG expects 270 cargo cancellations this year
    The Oslo-based company, part of John Fredriksen's Seatankers Group, said on an Arctic Securities webinar that it expected strengthening LNG...
  • Green hydrogen is leading decarbonisation pilot projects
    A new mapping initiative by the Getting to Zero Coalition highlights the prominence of green hydrogen in new decarbonisation projects...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • Truckers press LA-LB ports to seek more data from carriers
  • Pandemic disruption spurs C H Robinson's TMS integrations
  • UP tightens container drop timing in Chicago, Denver to prevent congestion
  • Hydrogen leads way in shipping's zero-carbon fuel search

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • Hafnia teams with CSSC to ink order for $240m dual-fuel LR2s
  • Charter backlog at record $13bn as profit rolls in for Sovcomflot
  • October debut for first of BW LPG's engine retrofitted VLGCs
  • China Shipbuilding Group hit by US sanctions over 'islands' campaign
  • Hamburg Commercial Bank suffers steep drop in shipping earnings
  • Borealis Finance reveals 'unprecedented' pandemic pain for boxships
  • Bunkering guide fills 'missing link' in adoption of methanol as a marine fuel
  • 'Don't worry' about $61m debt maturity, Jinhui tells investors
  • Team Tankers sells and redelivers more vessels as it cuts loss
  • DOF Subsea awarded $110m in contracts from Petrobras in Brazil
  • BW LPG soars on back of strong freight rates for VLGCs
  • Bulker owner forced to replace officers after Turkish drugs bust
  • Smedvig sells electronic navigation systems developer Navtor to US investors
  • Hunter 'keeps options open' with share issue and buy-back plans
  • Nisshin Shipping secures $55.7m charters with Clearlake for newbuild duo
  • MAN Energy Solutions launches its low-pressure two-stroke engine
  • Frontline clearing runway to 2023 as it adds $462m of new loans
  • Regulation fog stops Jinhui Shipping from renewing fleet
  • Resolving legal rows from home proves appealing in Covid-19 age
  • Hill Dickinson Greek office chief Patrick Hawkins dies
  • Nordic Shipholding looks to offload MR tanker to bolster finances
  • State funding key as Europe leads the way on zero-emissions projects
  • Shell opts not to extend KNOT shuttle tanker charter

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • Five vessels diverted from Port of New Orleans
    Some ships bypass calls at Port NOLA this week, although Port Houston reports no schedule changes.
  • E-commerce logistics, airfreight fuel Kerry Logistics' 1H profit
    Hong Kong-based 3PL's warehouse business suffers from shrinking inventories, but forwarding business saves the day, leading to $109 million first-half profit.
  • Singapore's Scoot strips seats for cabin cargo
    If you're an airline with the name Scoot, you've got to move fast. The Singapore carrier did that when it transitioned to cargo flights and...
  • Major ports and roads remain closed after hurricane makes landfall
    Key ports and roads across the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast remain closed in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.
  • Commentary: Applying AI to decision-making in shipping and commodities markets
    Innovation in the maritime industry relies on top-down mandates that are complicated by multilayered regulatory regimes and compliance requirements.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 27, 2020
  • US Gulf Coast energy industry assessing impacts of Hurricane Laura
    The US Gulf Coast energy industry was assessing the impacts of Hurricane Laura Aug. 27 and deciding when to begin reopening after the storm swept through the area overnight.
  • OIL FUTURES: RBOB sheds storm premium as USGC refiners assess storm damage
    NYMEX RBOB futures settled sharply lower Aug. 27 as early reports indicated only limited damage to US Gulf Coast energy infrastructure from Hurricane Laura.
  • Bangladesh's LSFO demand to double in H2 as imports commence
    The South Asian country started importing 0.005% sulfur gasoil in July.
  • ONE offers new service connecting ports of Far East Russia with Busan
    The first sailing on the route is expected to take place from Busan on Sept. 14.
  • Container shortage in rural US hampers soybean exports
    Platts Container Rate 13- North Asia to West Coast North America-climbed to $3,450/forty-foot equivalent unit, or FEU, on Aug. 17.
  • Taiwan ports see 15% increase in marine fuel volumes in August on demand diversion: sources
    "We have seen an increase in a number of bunker-only call ships that don't typically come to Taiwan," said a source CPC Corp.
  • Singapore high-sulfur bunker demand endures as sales increase
    Spot market volatility props up HSFO demand.




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