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18 April 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:12 GMT+2

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • Global ocean freight logistics chain difficulties seen continuing
  • Govt makes import registration compulsory for some copper, aluminium items
  • Include exports sector in list of essential services, urges FIEO President
  • APSEZ seeing surging cargo volumes
  • Commissioning and commencement of operation of Mobile X-Ray Container Scanner (MXCS) at JNPCT Terminal; Procedure to be followed for containers selected for scanning at MXCS (Scan Mode-M1)
  • Air cargo trends worldwide may be slightly positive, but many regions struggle to recover, says analysis
  • Indian maritime sector to be strong, technologically advanced & 'Atmanirbhar': Mandaviya
  • Major efficiency improvement for the global air cargo program as freight forwarders get stronger voice
  • CTL Logistics India sees exponential growth in a short time
  • DB Schenker in India certified as a Great Place to Work
  • Indian Institute of Freight Forwarders inks MoU with International Maritime Business Academy
  • SpiceJet signs MoU for financing, acquisition & sale & lease back of up to 50 aircraft

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 7, 2021
  • Lure of ransom
  • Digital logistics services for Scandinavia
  • Investment in new British Freeport
  • Kick-off for "heavy" project logistics
  • Collective aviation expertise in the Middle East
  • Pilot Freight Services' next acquisition
  • 5G speeds up in Le Havre
  • Covid test kits from China to Austria
  • Less congestion at Franco-Suisse border
  • Jacky Perrenot's new B2C division
  • Return to Amman
  • Green Fleet stocked up with Bio-LNG truck
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Bremen's Kaiserhafen accessible again
  • Trimodal Logistik wins another shareholder
  • Using Amazon-owned widebody cargo aircraft
  • Rolling from SBB Cargo to Cargobeamer
  • Civilian mission to Brazil

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The Loadstarweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • The lull before the 'post-Suez storm' of vessel arrivals at North Europe ports
  • Forwarders should move quickly on Ever Given GA, but legal wrangle looms
  • Savannah leads US ports in expansion drive to beat congestion
  • Cainiao, Atlas Air, Latam team up for S America e-commerce deliveries
  • The key to post-Brexit change is preparation - don't delay, say thriving firms
  • Special report: how Bolloré won control of Ghana's biggest port
  • Against the odds: Rehearsals start for the container shipping new normal
  • M&A radar: major private equity deals in logistics? Don't hold your breath

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • Golden Ray: Cutting operation gets back in the groove
    The St. Simons Sound Response team reports that cutting operations to separate Section Seven of the wreck of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray resumed over the weekend. Divers successfully placed the
  • Ever Given Suez delays - who pays?
    Although the containership Ever Given was fortunately freed after less than a week of blocking the Suez Canal, BIMCO notes that the consequences for owners and operators due to the delays caused
  • Inmarsat lands Clearwater Seafood Fleet Xpress contract
    Clearwater Seafood, Canada's largest vessel-operating seafood company, has reached an agreement with mobile satcom leader Inmarsat that will see it install the Fleet Xpress combination of high speed Ka-band and continuous FleetBroadband
  • Vigor starts work on DDG 110 DSRA
    Vigor has begun work on the USS William P. Lawrence (DDG 110) that is expected to continue into early January 2022. The Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer is docked at Pearl Harbor
  • Vard wins order for Dogger Bank SOV trio
    Norwegian headquartered Fincantieri Group company Vard has secured contracts for the design and construction of three hybrid Service Operation Vessels (SOVs) for Aberdeen, Scotland, based North Star Renewables. The trio will operate
  • CLIA calls for lifting of CDC Conditional Sailing Order
    While Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings said yesterday that it had informed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that it plans to resume sailing from U.S. ports on July 4, no similar announcements

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • Too early to assess Suez grounding pool hit, says International Group
    All 25 crew and master remain on board Ever Given assisting multiple investigations and inspections including flag state investigators from...
  • Kenya calls to redraw High Risk Area, complaining of high cost and dwindling Somali piracy
    Kenya wants its waters excluded from the Indian Ocean High Risk Area drawn up in response to Somali piracy in 2009...
  • China's coal imports expected to decline this year
    While thermal coal can be sourced from Indonesia and other regions, it is more difficult to replace coking coal imports...
  • Attica blames Covid for $136m revenue shortfall
    Greece's largest ferry operator says pandemic wrecked a 2020 that began promisingly, leading to a loss of about $59m for...
  • Crew rescued from listing Dutch cargoship Eemslift Hendrika off Norway
    A Dutch cargoship is in danger of sinking off Norway after it started listing and taking on water, prompting the...
  • Greece launches tender for Heraklion as port privatisation warms up
    Crete's main port goes up for sale shortlists of approved bidders are unveiled for northern Greek ports Alexandroupolis and Kavala
  • New dry bulk platform focuses on emissions
    The platform, which is looking to expand beyond its current two clients, aims to have 100 vessels in two years'...
  • Controlling Southern California's ship congestion is an 'orderly process'
    'Our function is very much like an air traffic control tower to ensure safe, secure, efficient, reliable, and environmentally sound...
  • Neptune Maritime launches new leasing platform with backing from Latsis family
    Newly formed company is the creation of Harris Antoniou, formerly of Amsterdam Trade Bank, ABN Amro and AMCI, and is...
  • BW wins FSRU charter from the Philippines
    The designated FSRU for the time charter is touted as capable of sending out gas at a rate exceeding the...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Harris Antoniou returns to the industry with a new company | Seafarers' Covid-19 vaccination should have a...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • Norfolk Southern's Chicago backlog hits East Coast rail shippers
  • Small trucking firm aims for 'sustainable' approach to driver pay
  • NY-NJ looks to boost longshore workforce with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Asia-Europe contract container rates jump 155 percent in Q1

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • Coastguard watch as MPP drifts toward land
  • Teo family members depart as Temasek puts its stamp on PIL
  • Iranian cargo ship allegedly used by military attacked
  • Symphony Shipping revives project carrier order at Ferus Smit shipyard
  • Grimaldi fulfils Brexit pledge and pulls ships from UK register
  • Sales of two older shuttle tankers lifts KNOT to annual profit
  • Crew abandon Dutch heavy-lift cargo ship in danger of capsizing off Norway
  • Straits Orient Lines adds Asiatic Lloyd feeder boxship to expanding fleet
  • Malaysia's 'Operation Jangkar Haram' targets illegally anchored ships
  • More VLECs take Eastern Pacific orderbook to $4.7bn
  • Diamond S Shipping to pay Marinakis up to $34m to end management

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • Western Global Airlines' pilots join union
    Pilots at Western Global Airlines are unionizing.
  • MSC Ariane experiences unspecified 'engine issue' en route to LA
    Pearl service customers' imports likely will be delayed arriving from Asia.
  • South Carolina Ports breaks all-time container record
    "Our all-time container record reinforces that we are adding more capacity to the Port of Charleston at the right time," says South Carolina Ports CEO...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 6, 2021
  • UK union threatens strike at Brent loading point Sullom Voe
    UK trade union Unite is to ballot its members on possible strike action in May at the Sullom Voe oil terminal in the Shetland Islands, loading point for the Brent crude oil blend, it said April 6.
  • KKR to buy 20% stake in Sempra unit that includes North American LNG portfolio
    Sempra Energy has agreed to sell a 20% stake in a new infrastructure unit that includes its North American LNG portfolio to private equity firm KKR for $3.37 billion in cash, the company said April 5.
  • Novorossiisk April ULSD exports to fall 1.5% on month to 390,000 mt
    Ultra low sulfur diesel exports from the Russian Black Sea port of Novorossiisk in April will be 6,000 mt (1.5%) lower month on month at 390,000 mt, according to a copy of the loading program seen by S&P Global Platts April 6.
  • EMEA middle distillates: Key market indicators this week
    European distillate demand looked relatively weak as coronavirus restrictions across Europe continue, while a rangebound contango curbed demand for storage.
  • Elba Liquefaction train offline since 2020 fire could resume service in Q4: Kinder
    Kinder Morgan may be able to restore service in the fourth quarter to one of the 10 units at its Elba Liquefaction facility in Georgia that has been offline for nearly a year following a fire, a spokeswoman said April 5.
  • EMEA light ends: Key market indicators this week
    Northwest European light ends markets were buoyed by strong export demand for gasoline with naphtha benefitting as a blendstock.
  • US crude stock draws likely extend amid expected increase in refinery runs
    US crude oil inventory draws likely extended in the week ended April 2 amid an expected uptick in refinery demand, an S&P Global Platts analysis showed April 5.
  • OIL FUTURES: Crude edges higher amid improved growth outlooks, US-Iran rapprochement
    Oil futures edged higher April 6 on the back of strengthened demand outlooks, but the rally slowed amid signs of rapprochement between Washington and Tehran.
  • Asian benzene-naphtha spread rises to month high on benzene export demand
    Asia's benzene-naphtha spread has widened to a month high of nearly $300/mt, due to the strength in the Asian benzene complex as a result of strong export demand for trans-Pacific shipment of Asian benzene to the US.
  • ARA jet/kerosene stocks slip 3.4% on week: Insights Global
    Jet fuel/kerosene inventories in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp trading hub dip 3.4% week on week to 890,000 mt in the week to March 31, Insights Global data showed late on April 1.
  • ICE Dubai crude futures trading volumes hit one-year high in March
    Total trading volume of Dubai crude futures forward curves on the Intercontinental Exchange surged in March as higher volatility brought about by the interplay of bullish and bearish developments increased the market's hedging needs.
  • RUSSIA DATA: March refining throughput falls 4.4% on year to 24.037 million mt
    Fuel oil production totaled 3.832 million mt in March, up 0.9% year on year and 7.1% higher than February.
  • Japan's oil products demand unlikely to hit pre-pandemic level by fiscal 2025-26: METI
    **Oil products demand to fall at average of 1.5% year to 2025-26 **2021-22 oil products demand to rebound 2.1% after pandemic hit
  • ARA fuel oil stocks up 5.2% on week to 1.805 mil mt: Insights Global
    Support for European 0.5%S marine fuel has faded in recent weeks, as the arbitrage east slows with regional sources highlighting rising supply against weaker downstream fundamentals.
  • Fujairah will add livestock imports from East Africa to oil, products trading
    **Fujairah better known for oil, products storage **Abu Dhabi exports crude through Fujairah
  • Low sulfur fuel oil cracks demonstrate weakness on increased Asian output
    **Low sulfur marine fuel cracks losing ground on oversupply **Refiners targeting continued spot activity in April
  • Seaspan getting more scrubber-fitted ships while also embracing LNG
    **Hi-5 spread to support scrubbers **Seaspan to also adopt LNG dual fuel engines for some containerships
  • Vitol eyes a decade of oil growth but warns on jet fuel recovery
    Company to pursue growth in bunkering and other sectors
  • Japan Apr marine fuel 0.5%S bunker prices seen weakening on slow demand, easing berth congestion
    **Tokyo Bay berth congestion eases as Eneos completes maintenance **Demand weakens after a price rise
  • Japan's MOL to spend $1.8 bil on decarbonization, low carbon over next 3 years
    MOL said it aims to revise its environmental vision in June, advancing its current target of achieving zero GHG emissions to 2050.
  • Fuel oil trader Eu Ming Lim joins Mercuria Singapore
    Eu Ming previously traded fuel oil at Trafigura, prior to which he traded fuel oil at Glencore since January 2013.

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