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14 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:02 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 30, 2020
  • DP World H1 box volume dips 5pc due to Covid-19
  • Sinokor turns to Chinese shipyard for four more box ships
  • Zhonggu Logisitcs plans US$214m IPO on Shanghai bourse
  • Xiamen port gets official nod to add new automated container berth
  • ICTSI Pakistan plays hosts to new UIG pendulum service
  • Kalmar supplies equipment to DP World's Lirquen terminal in Chile
  • Amazon Air starts operating at LAL regional air hub in Florida
  • dnata boosts efficiency in warehouses with Unilode's Bluetooth readers
  • Volga-Dnepr transport helicopters to Indonesia to be used in Malaysia

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • Cosco Shipping Specialized presents memento of appreciation to DP World Nhava Sheva team
  • Milaha reports QAR 300 million net profit for H1 2020
  • MOL takes another step towards combating Coronavirus
  • Schedule reliability improves M/M, suggesting no pandemic impact
  • Finance Ministry to limit benefits under MEIS at Rs 9,000 cr. for April-Dec. period of FY21
  • Imports of many non-essential items may be curbed from March next year
  • Re-export of imported goods possible without realising export proceeds
  • Cochin Port helps FACT to look East
  • Air cargo recovery continues in June but at a slow pace
  • Single-window system for clearances & land bank to attract investments on the anvil
  • Qatar's strategies towards building a sustainable & resilient LNG supply chain
  • China's GDP up in Q2

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 30, 2020
  • Go-between for state and market

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • Antwerp weathers the pandemic storm - Benelux box ports report mixed results
  • Will the coronavirus pandemic end globalisation?
  • Plan for cargo hub at Manston Airport seriously flawed, says consultant
  • Container chaos at Chittagong port as Eid holiday begins
  • Fury at Australian ports as terminal operators impose sudden access fee hikes
  • Gebrüder Weiss continues global expansion plan with stake in Ibsen
  • United wins the Q2 cargo award among the US majors
  • Supply chain radar: UPS & DSV face reckoning as CH Robinson smashes expectations

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • Blount Boats to build icebreaking buoy tender
    Warren, R.I., shipbuilder Blount Boats, Inc. has been awarded a contract to build a 90-foot icebreaker/buoy tender for the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. The vessel will be designed by BMT Designers
  • Stevens Towing supports South Carolina Bridge construction project
    The South Carolina Department of Transportation is constructing a new high-level fixed-span bridge on US 21 over the Harbor River in Beaufort County and is removing the existing swing-span bridge, which is
  • Wilson Sons moves ahead on tugboat fleet digital transformation
    Wilson Sons, Brazil's largest integrated port and maritime logistics operator, is implementing a Closed Circuit TV (CCTV) and network cabling project for its tugboat fleet of nearly 80 vessels. Developed by its
  • NTSB reports on $4.7 million barge breakaway
    The NTSB has issued its report on a May 23, 2019, incident in which two loaded barges, the MTC 7256 and LTD 11140, struck the Webbers Falls Dam. The barges had broken
  • Silver Ships delivers 36-foot fire rescue RHIB to Eglin AFB
    A first-of-its-kind fire rescue boat recently delivered to Eglin Air Force Base in Florida by Silver Ships, Theodore, Ala., is the first Ambar 36-foot (11-meter) firefighting RHIB Silver Ships has built-similar fire
  • LNG-fueled research vessel nears delivery
    The world's first LNG-fueled research ship, Atair, was bunkered with liquefied natural gas by Finnish-based energy company Gasum on July 27 at Germany's Fassmer shipyard. According to Gasum, the operation was the
  • MSC awards tractor tug time charter with $55 million potential
    Edison Chouest Offshore affiliate Alpha Marine Services LLC, Galliano, La., has been awarded a $9,754,990 firm-fixed-price contract for the time charter of seven tractor tugs in support of Navy bases at Kings

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • Greek police probe blast at shipping offices
    This is the second time in 2020 that Vita Management's offices have been subject to an attack
  • Globus raises another $15m from direct offering
    Globus said that the shares in the offering were sold pursuant to the company's shelf registration of securities made back...
  • Weekly briefing: Container market confidence returns; capesize rates decline
    There are signs of improved chartering rates and opportunities in the containers sector, floating storage on tankers is again elevated...
  • Navios Partners defends 'prudent' dividend cut
    Navios chief executive Ms Frangou said the partnership could consider restoring a larger dividend 'if the market recovers and has...
  • Lim family's shipping unit to pursue 'consensual restructuring' with lenders
    Singapore-listed OCBC Bank, which is a creditor of Lim-family run Hin Leong, has filed court application to place Xihe Holdings and four...
  • Japan Club incurs $16m full-year loss
    International Group's only Asian member may have seen claims experience deteriorate, brokers believe
  • Capesize market decline shows signs of slowing
    The average daily time charter on the Baltic Exchange dropped to $16,524 per day this week
  • Grimaldi says state aid for shipping risks distorting market
    Grimaldi said: "If governments are determined to prop up ferry routes then they should proceed in a uniform, non-distorting fashion...
  • International Group combined ratios top 120%
    Big gains in free reserves pulled back half of last year's losses
  • CMA conference switches to fully virtual event for 2020
    'In light of health and safety recommendations and keeping our community, both here and abroad in mind, CMA Shipping 2020...
  • MOL tightens coronavirus measures as Japan's cases rise
    Work-from-home arrangements have generally been slow to take off in the tradition-bound Japanese corporate environment
  • UN says 'no progress' over access to decaying oil tanker
    The vessel is carrying four times as much oil as Exxon Valdez and has not been maintained since 2015
  • Dry bulker crew members test positive for coronavirus
    The vessel left Kanda in Japan on July 23 and reached Zhoushan three days later
  • Free seafarer 'wallet' for crew
    Seafarers can download a free, web-based wallet to monitor and track their health status, which developers say mirrors UN protocols
  • 'Crew during crisis' seafarer support videos
    Health experts and mindfulness coaches have contributed to a new series of videos aimed at helping seafarers cope during the...
  • ICTSI signs deal for Cameroon port terminal
    The expansion will include additional modern handling equipment, storage facilities and modern IT platforms
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Legal battle for control of Hin Leong assets heats up | PIL to get funding lifeline from...
  • Rotterdam sees spike in export boxes to Asia
    The rise in loaded export containers consisted mainly of cargo bound for China and comprised both reefer and non-reefer cargo

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • JOC Uncharted: 'Massive' dislocation eats into US surface capacity
  • Port checkers set to strike Friday, extending Montreal shutdown
  • Volume spike triggers surcharges, gate restrictions from Western US railroads
  • Cash-strapped PIL secures interim funding from Singapore government
  • Bangladesh, India launch containerized train service to cut costs, time

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • Carnival to take $650m impairment hit on two more ship sales
  • Euronav buybacks sees treasury shares more than double
  • Capesize spot rates improve amid Pacific chartering activity
  • Japan's Fuyo Kaiun sells MR tanker to Ardmore Shipping
  • Carnival believed to be eyeing sale of Cunard and Seabourn brands, cruise insiders say
  • Box rates bounce back faster than expected as lockdowns lift
  • VLGC rates climb as vessel delays and enquires mount
  • Anthony Veder LNG newbuilding heads to Caribbean after rebuild
  • MOL reverses return to work strategy as Japan's Covid-19 cases spike
  • Shell LNG newbuilding tally to rise as owners prepare to ink options
  • Hojgaard slams 'a few rotten apples' for Asia's crew change shutdown
  • Heliconia hands lifeline funds to Pacific International Lines
  • York Overseas latest to sign up for Supramax RSA pool

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • Rickenbacker Airport sets cargo records in June
    Rickenbacker Airport, a low-hassle alternative to some big airports, set cargo records in June handling COVID supplies.
  • Ship orders collapse; will rate boom follow?
    New data reveals just how far ship orders have sunk. The fewer ships ordered, the higher future rates could climb.
  • Seafarer welfare crisis 'ticking time bomb'
    "It is paramount that we see progress with crew changeovers," says The Mission to Seafarers.
  • FedEx pilots urge company to suspend Hong Kong flights over COVID mandates
    FedEx pilots say they face risks to their safety, well-being and mental health in Hong Kong, where they must submit to aggressive quarantine procedures.
  • Boeing takes $2.4B loss in Q2 due to COVID-19
    Boeing commercial aircraft deliveries fell by more than half over the past six months, compared to the same period last year.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 29, 2020
  • TENDER DATA: Thailand's PTTGC offers IMO-compliant fuel oil for Aug 27-29
    he company last sold 60,000 mt of IMO-compliant fuel oil with minimum 100 CST viscosity for August 13-15 loading from its Map Ta Phut refinery at a discount of around $45-$49/mt to MOPS 10 ppm gasoil assessments to an unknown buyer, market sources said.
  • Asian HSFO struggles to woo medium sulfur fuel oil despite price surge: traders
    Despite firm values of high sulfur fuel oil in Asia, medium sulfur fuel oil is still heading to the low sulfur fuel oil pool on account of lower conversion costs, adding to market glut, traders told S&P Global Platts in the week of July 26.
  • Gazpromneft Marine Bunker sees future for LNG rather than HSFO
    Russia's Gazpromneft Marine Bunker, the marine fuel arm of Gazprom Neft, sees the appeal of exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, and therefore 3.5%S fuel oil, dwindling and is focusing on developing LNG as a bunker fuel for the future.
  • FUJAIRAH DATA: Oil product stocks grow for first time in five weeks
    Refined oil product stockpiles at Fujairah snapped the longest decline in a year, with rises in heavy and middle distillates in the latest week more than making up for a drop in gasoline and other light distillates.
  • OIL FUTURES: Crude climbs amid weaker dollar, US inventory draw
    A weakened US dollar and large US inventory draw pushed crude futures to settle higher July 29.
  • Indian June cargo traffic falls 14.5% on year
    Of India's 12 major ports, all except two recorded a decline in cargo handled last month.
  • Falling Rhine levels could cut middle distillate barge demand further
    "If barges are forced to part-load then demand will shrink even more," a trader said.
  • Clean tanker demand showing signs of strength for winter: Ardmore
    Ardmore announced an average TCE rate of $21,256/day for Q2 compared to the $19,307/day average during Q1.

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