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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Global impetus being given to digitalisation in shipping business, ship/port interface
  • HMM's new fleet control centre an integrated platform for vessel-to-shore data
  • Increased competitive pressure seen among the top-10 shipping lines
  • Cotton exports seen rising in 2020-21
  • Onion shipments already handed over to Customs before ban could be released for export: MEA
  • Container cargo at Major Ports down in April-August
  • Guidelines issued for safe handling of LNG-powered vessels at port
  • Port of Antwerp enhancing focus on break-bulk
  • Notification allowing use of H-CNG issued
  • Demand for certain industrial commodities seen showing signs of pick-up globally
  • India's crude oil import significantly down
  • 'Major Ports will hopefully reach & even surpass the pre-Covid levels in the coming months'
  • Onion export ban helps no one

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • P400 connection Novara - Bari introduced
  • Multi-function terminal in Trieste in German majority
  • Bolloré handles out of gauge equipment for substation
  • New shareholder at BTK
  • World's first E195 adapted freighter certified
  • Cemex and UP join forces
  • Loxxess expands contract with Vodafone
  • Kirsten de Bruijn joins Qatar Airways Cargo
  • RZD Logistics expands in Eastern Europe
  • Houston back to pre-pandemic trade flows?
  • Cincinnati CBP teams: No, drugs are not vital!
  • Ceva Logistics strengthens presence in Kazakhstan
  • Wagon keeper goes on the safety offensive
  • Scania East Africa chooses managing director
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • MSC on EHSQ
  • Reducing delivery time from 36 to three months

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • 'Perfect storm' creates 'supply chain misery' for unhappy port of Felixstowe
  • Capacity-constrained air cargo may be hit hard by peak season modal shift
  • Amazon launches new assault on retail sector: suburban mini-fulfilment
  • DHL hopes greener delivery service for London will float customers' boats
  • Cargo the star performer as John Menzies weathers a tough half-year
  • HHLA buys majority stake in new container terminal at port of Trieste
  • The weird pandemic recession delivers a trade surprise
  • Emirates SkyCargo's Kirsten de Bruijn joins Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Ireland faces devastating blow after its failure on ferry services to Europe
  • Supply chain radar: Hunting

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Eastern lays keel for Weeks Marine dredge
    Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. reports that on, September 11, it conducted the keel laying for R.B. Weeks, ESG Hull 258, a new trailing suction hopper dredge for Cranford, N.J., headquartered Weeks Marine,
  • Eyeing offshore wind, Scorpio Bulkers sheds a Kamsarmax
    with an unaffiliated third party to sell the SBI Rock, a 2016 built non-scrubber-fitted Kamsarmax vessel, for a price slightly in excess of $18 million. Delivery of the vessel is expected to
  • Keppel plans strategic review of Offshore & Marine
    Singapore's Keppel Corporation is to undertake a strategic review of its offshore and marine business. The decision is in line with its plans to unlock value from SGD 3-5 billion (about US$
  • Kongsberg and MAN in digital collaboration project with Höegh
    Kongsberg Digital and MAN Energy Solutions are to deliver joint digital infrastructure to Höegh Autoliners. This marks the first step in entering into a strategic digitalization partnership and formalizes a Memorandum of
  • Hornbeck Offshore gets $37.9 million MSC award
    The U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command has awarded Hornbeck Offshore Operators LLC, Covington, La., a $37,980,207 contract that exercises a one-year option period for the operation and maintenance of four modified offshore
  • Mein Schiff 6 crew members retest negative, but face further test
    The 12 members of the crew of TUI Cruises' Mein Schiff 6 cruise ship who had earlier tested positive for the novel coronavirus came tested negative in retests earlier today, according to
  • Golden Ray salvage operations ramp up
    The St. Simons Sound Incident Unified Command working on the salvage of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray has been ramping up operations inside the Environmental Protection Barrier (EPB) protecting the wreck.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Zim mulling IPO as it moves to pay down debt
    Strong conditions prompt Zim to pay off bond debt as it confirms IPO is on the cards
  • Crewing crisis: Just how many seafarers are affected?
    Shipping groups estimate about 400,000 crew are now stuck at sea with the same number on land. But the complexities...
  • Sovcomflot opens books to raise $534m on Moscow exchange
    Russian oil companies comprise nearly half the revenues, as Sovcomflot becomes a "seaborne extension" of energy pipelines
  • 'Poor underwriting' pushes P&I clubs to loss
    All International Group affiliates bar Steamship lost money on underwriting last year, although most turned surplus on back of improved...
  • Capesize rates receive boost from Brazil
    Sentiment is mostly positive in the largest of the dry bulk segments with capesize rates up almost 50% on the...
  • HHI secures orders for four VLCCs
    While awaiting regulatory approvals for its high-profile merger with fellow Korean shipbuilder DSME, HHI's Korean Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering continues...
  • From the News Desk: Crewing crisis is risk to global supply chain
    Up to 1m seafarers could be impacted by the political impasse over crew changes as the UN is warned that...
  • CMA CGM systems remain down frustrating freight forwarders
    The extent of the damage from the ransomware attack on CMA CGM remains unknown and any attempt to determine the...
  • Boxship under coastguard escort after fire
    Incident comes after a string of blazes on vessels of this type, including Yantian Express, APL Vancouver, E.R. Kobe, KMTC...
  • Mystery 'hole' found in hull of Baltic ferry wreck
    In the 26 years since the vessel's capsize and sinking, several conspiracy theories have emerged. The new footage has been...
  • HHLA takes majority share in Trieste terminal
    German terminal operator signs deal for a 50.01% share in Piattaforma Logistica Trieste, or PLT, located on Italy's Adriatic coast...
  • Scorpio Bulkers selling vessels in offshore wind transition
    'Last month we announced a new direction for Scorpio Bulkers - offshore wind as a sustainable business opportunity. This sale...
  • Post-pandemic reconstruction will drive sustainable shipping
    Investment amounting to hundreds of billions of dollars is needed during the coming decade to build a greener transportation infrastructure...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: CMA CGM confirms ransomware attack | Newbuild tankers accelerate clean trading | Port delays could see cargo...
  • Dry bulk at risk from crew change crisis
    A recovery in demand will support small year-on-year gains in the fleet utilisation rate in 2021, according to shipping consultant...
  • Singamas warns PIL debts will weigh on finances
    Singamas says the restructuring and financing discussions involving cash-strapped PIL continue. Debt repayment is expected to be a lengthy process
  • Saudi Arabia ships first cargo of blue ammonia to Japan
    The announcement comes as shipbuilders explore ways to use ammonia as a marine fuel and as an ambitious new $5bn...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Zim works to pay down debt as it considers IPO
  • Disruptions from CMA CGM cyber attack extend into second day
  • TRAC chassis issues in Ohio tied to end of cooperative pool
  • Rail-related costs harm West Coast competitiveness: study
  • Market shifts freight rate dynamics for shippers
  • Forwarders locking in charter, freighter space as air cargo demand builds
  • PayCargo gets cash infusion to grow payment tech usage

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Danaos-managed ship leaking fuel oil into New York harbour
    A small crack in the ship's hull breached a tank with a capacity of more than 400,000 gallons
  • Noble Capital gives Pangaea thumbs up on growth through ice investment
    'Unexpected' opportunity in Nordic JV should be easily managed on balance sheet
  • Shell backs hydrogen and fuel cells to decarbonise shipping
    Major lays out its emissions reduction strategy, raising questions over ammonia and parking methanol, batteries and nuclear
  • Botched tests lead to Covid-scare on TUI cruiseship in Greece
    Carrying out and correctly interpreting coronavirus test results can be less than straightforward, false alarm on Mein Schiff 6 shows
  • Adnoc Logistics & Services scoops 25-year vessel deal in Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi owner to provide pilotage and towage services at three oil ports in the emirate
  • Seafarer arrested after fatal stabbing aboard CP Offen boxship
    Filipino crewman held in Los Angeles after violent incident on MSC Ravenna
  • After tough years, Bouchard Transportation heads to bankruptcy court
    The company has as much as $500m in liabilities, filings show
  • UK investment manager Mirabella buys big chunk of Awilco LNG
    Interest continues to swirl around Oslo-listed owner of two LNG carriers
  • Embattled Hygo chief executive Antonello takes leave, as Petrobras takes a look
    It is unclear how long Antonello will take away from the company
  • Embattled Hygo chief executive Antonello takes leave
    It is unclear how long Antonello will take away from the company
  • Nikolaus Schues named as Sabrina Chao's successor at Bimco
    Shipping body will revert to male leaderships with elevation of traditional German shipowner to key role
  • Ardmore devotes $30m to new shares repurchase programme
    CEO Gurnee cites depressed share values, progress in reducing leverage
  • Pirate ship ahoy - as brothers launch new model on epic voyage
    Offshore worker Keith Lewis sets Adventure2 on its Caribbean odyssey after inspirational sistership's ocean crossing
  • Tahir Lakhani's sons need to turn on their father in order to defend their liability, claims Yieldstreet
    Five investment vehicles controlled by alternative financier Yieldstreet are seeking a $76.7m summary judgment
  • Swedish Club tackles expensive container losses
    Marine insurance mutual urges better seamanship and training to stop containers going overboard
  • Lessons learnt from first wave of Covid should guide shipping
    GAC Group's Neil Godfrey argues nations that acted early and effectively to address the crew change crisis now offer a blueprint for industry-wide response
  • Tschudi will not return to shipowning without employment in the bag
  • First of Iranian tanker trio carrying gasoline arrives in Venezuela
    The US has apparently chosen to not intervene the oil trade between the two sanctioned countries for now
  • First Avenir LNG newbuilding leaves yard for gas trials
    Petronas-chartered vessel turns heads on the Yangtze River as it makes its debut
  • Tomini Shipping cancels Kouan kamsarmax but still wants third in series
    Dubai shipowner in talks over new delivery date for 82,000-dwt bulker
  • Scorpio insiders 'take advantage of incredible sell-off' on shares
    Scorpio Services Holding has invested $30m combined in Scorpio Bulkers and Scorpio Tankers since May
  • Norwegian police probe Covid-19 'breaches' after outbreak on Hurtigruten ship
    Officers have questioned 20 people in connection with July's positive tests on Roald Amundsen
  • Capesize rates expected to continue upward momentum
    Covid-19 disruption may slow iron ore demand, an analyst says
  • Japan lines up tax breaks for struggling shipyards
    Fiscal measures intended to promote investment and encourage restructuring of the national industry
  • New footage of Estonia wreck could hold key to tragic sinking
    Documentary makers who found hitherto unknown four-metre hull hole face criminal charges after underwater filming
  • Alafouzos orders duo as Hyundai Heavy's Athens trip yields $360m in VLCC deals
    The current low shipbuilding price have attracted Kyklades Maritime and Evangelos Pistiolis to invest on VLCC newbuildings.
  • Tomini cancels Kouan kamsarmax but still wants third in series
    Dubai shipowner in talks over new delivery date for 82,000-dwt bulker
  • Teco launches Oslo IPO to develop hydrogen fuel cell for ships
    Tore Enger-led technology company heading to Oslo's Merkur Market as it looks to capture slice of lucrative clean power market
  • GMF essay competition winner: Shipping must look beyond the numbers
    In an essay that won a recent Global Maritime Forum contest, Camille Simbulan argues the seafarer is key to shipping's sustainable development goals
  • Seafarer arrested after fatal stabbing on CP Offen boxship
    Filipino crewman held in Los Angeles after violent incident on MSC Ravenna
  • GasLog LNG carrier chartered in as FSU for Myanmar project
    Steam turbine ship to be swapped in for Golar ship on storage role as imports gear up
  • Adnoc L&S scoops 25-year vessel deal in Abu Dhabi
    Abu Dhabi owner to provide pilotage and towage services at three oil ports in the emirate
  • Shipping makes waves in Northern Sea Route waters while the sun shines
    As sea ice retreats to new lows, traffic gears up on the sea highway through Russia's Arctic
  • Shipping makes waves in Arctic Northern Sea Route waters while the sun shines
    As sea ice retreats to new lows, traffic on the Northern Sea Route gears up
  • Seafarer arrested after fatal stabbing on MSC boxship
    Filipino crewman held in Los Angeles after violent incident on MSC Ravenna
  • France trials sulphur sniffer drone over Calais coast
    European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to loan one of its unmanned aircraft for three month trial
  • Work from home trend helps Westports defy covid-19 downturn
    But analyst says drivers for growth in container throughput may not be sustainable in the longer term

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • Port of Savannah on track for record September
    Georgia Ports Authority heralding performance before the month is done.
  • DHL takes carbon out of LCL service
    For DHL Global Forwarding, the coronavirus pandemic is no excuse for the ocean freight industry to neglect sustainability initiatives in the supply chain.
  • CMA CGM cargo flowing despite ransomware attack
    French shipping giant says in a tweet expected some 24 hours earlier that all maritime and port operations are functioning normally.
  • DOT reimburses South Carolina for costs associated with deadly I-26 crash
    $4.9 billion funded through FHWA road and bridge emergency program so far under Trump administration.
  • New FedEx feeder freighter passes first test flight (with video)
    FedEx doesn't just operate big cargo jets. It has small delivery planes too. ATR completed a test flight of a propeller aircraft that will carry...
  • PayCargo gets $35 million injection from Insight Partners
    Insight Partners' investment will allow PayCargo to build new online freight payment services and tools for shippers, 3PLs and transportation providers.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2020
  • European jet fuel rally ends blending into marine fuels: trader
  • Monjasa sees near 50% bunker sales growth in Southeast Asia despite COVID-19
    The Port of Singapore is where we see the most significant rise on the demand-side, Jacobsen said.
  • IEA's Birol says 'more optimistic than ever' on shift to clean energy
    Birol said he was upbeat over the "plummeting" costs for solar and offshore wind projects.
  • First of three-tanker Iranian convoy set to deliver gasoline to Venezuela
    The Iranian-owned Forest tanker is carrying 246,800 barrels of clean products that left the Shahid Rajaee oil terminal in August.
  • Hapag Lloyd hikes freight rates for sailings from India, Middle East and Pakistan to Mediterranean
    The revised rates are effective from Oct. 15, the company added.




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