|AUGUST 30, 2020|
- Dedicated cargo ferry service between India & Maldives hailed
- Important new guidance on bulk carrier operations launched
- More containerships being deployed
- WCI marginally up
- Yang Ming extends Japan-Taiwan-South China Express service to South-East Asia
- Anti-dumping duty recommended on choline chloride imports from China, Malaysia, Vietnam
- Andhra govt approves development of Bhavanapadu port
- APM Terminals Pipavav approves INR 7 billion expansion plan
- Le Havre terminal gets a boost with induction of 4 latest-generation gantries
- Gocon Transporter Mobile Application available for all truck owners & operators
- Railways implements slew of initiatives to boost freight operations
- India seeks balanced trade with Japan
- Ongoing negotiations with US a prelude to comprehensive bilateral trade agreement: Indian Envoy
- Unprecedented fall in OECD GDP in Q2 2020
|AUGUST 31, 2020|
- More wagons for semi-trailers
- Cosco Ports out of the doldrums?
- Supporting the Tour de France for 40 years
- Trucks ready to deliver milk across UK
- Dutch Flower Group finds partner in Dubai
- Swiss drones back in the air
- Hill Dickinson mourns death of Patrick Hawkins
- Pet supplies retailer partners with Shippeo
- New train connects South Russia and China
- Franco-Dutch airline group on stand-by for vaccines
- Panama Canal extends relief measures
- "Curiosity of the Day"
- ESR delivers strong H1/2020 results
- Port of Brussels only partially hit
- Production of class 3 e-truck to start in 2022
- Relief on track from Santa Barbara to Beirut
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- Shippers' ocean freight budgets 'about to explode' as rates hit new highs
- Air cargo forwarders driving expansion of US freighter operations
- Virgin Atlantic Cargo takes off for Milan and Pakistan as rescue package is agreed
- Marine Café Blog: 11 years young and still shooting from the hip
- Carriers extend shipping network reach in Asia
- Market Insight: Another major re-org rumoured at AP Møller Mærsk
- Hutchison Ports and Egyptian navy in $730m box terminal development
- New Customs head Lieven Hendrickx drives Brexit plan for Europa
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- Port of Galveston resumes full operations
The Port of Galveston, Texas, reports that it is open for business, providing maritime-related jobs and economic benefits for the region following Hurricane Laura. "We have an exceptional emergency response team that
- Mare Island Dockyard wins $15.3 million oiler overhaul contract
Mare Island Dry Dock, Vallejo, Calif., has been awarded a $15,378,728, 50 calendar day contract for the mid-term availability of the fleet replenishment oiler USNS Henry J. Kaiser (T-AO 187). The contract
- Port and Harbor Cranes Expand Shipping Capabilities
Cranes and material handlers-it's something we haven't written a whole lot about in Marine Log. Nonetheless, they are an essential part of shoreside shipping, whether they are at a container terminal on
- ClassNK releases "Digital Smart Ship" guidance
New "Guidelines for Digital Smart Ship" released by class society ClassNK set out the procedures to obtain new class notations for ships with advanced digital technology. The guidelines are part of the
- Memphis Engineer District deploys team to support Hurricane Laura response
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District deployed a 13-member Emergency Power Planning and Response Team (PRT) to support Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hurricane Laura response, on August 26. The "Power
- Netherlands start-up orders innovative offshore wind crew vessel
Lauwersoog, Netherlands, based Next Generation Shipyards has signed a contract to build a new design offshore wind crew service vessel said to combines the stability of a catamaran with the speed and
- More vessel types will have to meet California at-berth emission regs
The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved a new regulation designed to further reduce pollution from ocean-going vessels while docked at California's busiest ports. Among other things, it adds auto carriers
- VIDEO: Silver Moon completes sea trials
Royal Caribbean Group's ultra luxury brand Silversea Cruises reports that its ninth ship, Silver Moon successfully carried out her sea trials between August 8 and August 20, traveling between Fincantieri's Ancona, Italy,
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- Singapore to set up floating crew change centre
Singapore's Maritime and Port Authority announced the Crew Facilitation Centre alongside a S$1m industry fund to support efforts to help...
- Sovcomflot sees stable business streams counterbalancing tanker downturn
Russia's biggest shipping company enjoyed a very profitable quarter as the tanker market paid handsomely. Now, with that same market...
- ACL pledges to repatriate seafarers trapped in Liverpool
Atlantic Container Line has repatriated a number of seafarers stranded on five con-ros in Liverpool. Following trade union criticism of...
- Hafnia warns of 'extended rebound' amid uncertain demand as shipowner posts record profits
Group reports profits of $97.7m on time charter equivalent earnings of $106.9m
- The week in charts: Container freight rates soar, jet fuel demand slump revealed
Peak season traffic has driven container line utilisation to 100% on some key trade routes and freight rates have surged...
- Curacao Trader crew released after Gulf of Guinea kidnap ordeal
The 13 crew kidnapped from the product tanker Curacao Trader off Benin on July 17 have been released, shipmanager Alison...
- Calls to protect waters around Mauritius from shipping
Following the Wakashio grounding, the public and some non-governmental organisations are asking that ships not planning to call at Mauritius...
- How long can container lines continue to defy gravity?
Box carrier capacity management has achieved results that other sectors of the maritime economy can only dream of
- The Lloyd's List Podcast: Can Berge Bulk really hit zero emissions by 2025?
James Marshall is the chief executive of Berge Bulk and he has a plan to get its 75 vessels to...
- Conservative Berge Bulk pledges carbon neutrality by 2025
Cautious long-term charters and a private approach to commercial operations have kept Berge out of the limelight, but with their...
- Australia bans second JP Alliance cargoship for three months
The Australian Maritime Safety Authority has banned a Hong Kong-flagged cargoship from the country's ports for three months, after accusing...
- One Hundred Ports: Coronavirus curveball hits container port sector
Half-year figures for 2020 at the major box facilities have been telling, to say the least
- One Hundred Ports: Carriers ride out calm before the storm
The year's peak season, in which carriers usually see volumes and rates rise as retailers stock up for the holiday...
- One Hundred Ports: A simpler time
Combined container throughput figures of the top 100 ports grew by 2.5% in 2019 as volumes continued to soften amid...
- Box freight rates continue their inexorable rise
The peak container season that no one expected is doing a roaring trade as freight rates hit new highs. The...
- Shipping firms told to restructure ownership to avoid US-Hong Kong double tax
Liner carriers in Hong Kong will more easily fall into an even higher tax regime in the US after the...
- Marine insurance will weather coronavirus crisis, panellists claim
The coronavirus is having an obvious impact on marine insurance, but more through the rise of working from home and...
- Ukraine fights flag-hopping Crimea callers
Lloyd's List Intelligence data shows 17 ships de-flagged more than once for illegal Crimea visits, while one cargoship has been...
- Daily Briefing
Free to read: Zim chief hails 'very positive' position while shrugging off IPO speculation | Bold move to exit Asia-Europe...
- Green shipping push to lift pandemic-hit shipbuilding orders
Lloyd's Register says deepsea zero-emission vessels need to enter the fleet by 2030 to meet the IMO's 2050 decarbonisation goals...
- Hyundai Heavy wins $70m orders for two product tankers
The vessels have been ordered by an Asian and a European owner. They are due to be delivered in the...
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- E-commerce changing peak-season shipping patterns
- US regulators to test 'split duty period' for truckers
- Houston container terminals reopen after storm closure
- UP raises surcharge to $5,000 for small shippers in Los Angeles
- Air cargo rates from China set for Q4 takeoff
- US retailers, parcel carriers prepare for 'very different' peak season
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- Carnival delays restart for AIDA Cruises to November
- Dry bulk, tanker sectors move sideways amid summer lull
- John Fredriksen hires shipping and finance veteran as Seatankers chief executive
- Songa Container survives demand 'hibernation' as it tries to sell scrubber
- Frontline's Robert Macleod stays watchful: 'We are a potential consolidator'
- Creditors seek auctions for Global Maritime cruiseship fleet
- Stolt-Nielsen poised to snatch coveted chemical tanker quintet from Georgiopoulos
- Kidnapped Lomar Shipping tanker crew released as attacks surge in Gulf of Guinea
- Nord/LB shaves $1.2bn from shipping portfolio
- Grindrod Shipping gives positive read on 2021 as loss reduced
- Awilco LNG carrier picks up three-month time charter
- Collaboration leads to innovation in cruise's fight against coronavirus
- Virus-proof focus for passengerships comes to the Fore
- Inspiring shipowner fan, FC Bayern name takes to the seas
- Eco-shipping not a priority for US but election could change that, says GMF researcher
- Making the business case for success of autonomous shipping
- US Coast Guard shoots at shark as crew's dip rudely interrupted
- Hafnia posts best results ever but trims dividend on dim outlook
- Rokke company to sell DOF Deepwater fleet after takeover
- KPMG to safeguard Maybank's interests in Xihe Holdings vessels
- ADS Crude Carriers makes back 68% of $12m scrubber spend
- Massoel down to last ship after exiting bulker sector
- Fuel cells can power hotel load but not yet propel a big ship
- Restructuring Hermitage fights delisting in New York
- BW LPG downgraded to 'sell' at Cleaves ahead of seasonal weakness
- Fuel cells for ships on verge of multi-megawatt breakthrough
- Arrested chemical tanker secures premium at Singapore auction
- Samsung Ningbo returns to hull-block manufacturing after shipbuilding exit
- Moody's: PSA credit profile 'well-positioned' despite Covid-19
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- Storm cleanup to cause Louisiana rail shippers some delay
Class I railroad crews will spend the next two days clearing downed trees and restoring electric power along tracks in southern Louisiana.
- UPS expanding at Kansas City airport as e-commerce surges (video)
UPS is a modern-day version of the Pony Express, which operated its eastern terminal outside Kansas City. UPS is adding space at the Kansas City...
- FreightWaves Flashback 1963: Airplane displaces ship in Saturn S-IV transportation role
1963: NASA will employ a specially enlarged aircraft to aid in the transport of the Saturn S-IV rocket from California to Florida.
- FMC assigns truckers' chassis compliant to administrative law judges
The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission's Office of Administrative Law Judges is expected to announce an initial decision in this multibillion-dollar complaint against the ocean carriers...
|AUGUST 28, 2020|
- Asia-Pacific air passenger traffic dives 97% on year in July: AAPA
"International border closures affecting more than 50% of destinations worldwide, and other forms of onerous travel restrictions, continue to cripple international travel," AAPA Director General Subhas Menon said.
- W Africa freight rate reaches 14-month low amid unsold cargoes, lack of activity
The West Africa-to-East route freight rate, basis 260,000 mt, lost $1.62/mt to reach $11.71/mt on Aug. 28 amid lackluster end-user demand, regional overtonnage and bearish prospects for the fourth quarter.
- Singapore 380 CST HSFO differential slips to discount on declining demand
The Singapore 380 CST high sulfur fuel oil cash differential over the grade's swaps values slipped into negative territory on Aug. 27 due to declining demand from Saudi Arabia.
- Singapore's residue stocks fall 9% on week to 4-month low as imports ease
Singapore's commercial onshore residue stocks fell 9.2% week on week to a four-month low of 23.131 million barrels, or 3.64 million mt, over Aug. 20-26, Enterprise Singapore data released Aug. 27 showed, amid a plunge in imports.
- HSFO still a force in bunker fuel market post-IMO 2020
Once a staple of the bunkers market, demand for high sulfur (3.5%) fuel oil was expected to drop off a cliff after IMO 2020 -- -- the lower, 0.5% sulfur cap on marine fuel globally since Jan. 1.
- ARA fuel oil stocks down 18% on week to 1.103 mil mt: Insights Global
Stocks of fuel oil in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub, as measured by Insights Global, fell 18% to 1.103 million mt in the week Aug. 26.
- First ship-to-ship LNG bunker operation at Sweden's Malmo
Finland-based energy company Gasum said it has performed the first ship-to-ship LNG bunker operation at Malmo port in Sweden.
- Dow, ExxonMobil among companies reporting minimal damage from Hurricane Laura
Several US chemical companies with plants in Hurricane Laura's path said initial inspections showed limited damage despite the storm's Category 4 strength on landfall.
- OIL FUTURES: RBOB settles higher on expected delay in refinery returns
NYMEX RBOB futures edged higher Aug. 28, as the return of at least one Louisiana refinery was expected to be delayed following Hurricane Laura.
- TANKERS: Americas dirty tanker freight sees little impact from Hurricane Laura
Freight for Aframaxes loading in the USGC saw little to no impact from Category 4 Hurricane Laura, which made landfall in the USGC early Aug. 27, in contrast to hurricane seasons in previous years.
- External: Global Risk Management