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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 19, 2021
  • Putting on a great show
  • Lithuanian haulier places mega order
  • Three GSA's to bring back business
  • 500 daily transports going digital
  • Britannia P&I launches "B Korea"
  • Shippers go to the barricades
  • DRS cleans up UK's civil nuclear sites
  • BER stays healthy
  • Fastrate Group widens its scope
  • Damen strengthens executive board
  • e-van to be tested for home delivery service
  • Regular Asia-Americas service
  • US airlines increase freight volumes abroad
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Mozambique Airports PCA chairs ACI-Africa
  • Contract to fill gaps in fleet
  • 40 candles for Nova Systems
  • Swedish "Götheborg" sets sails again
  • Two more CRJ200 freighter conversions

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The Loadstarweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • 'Several hundred' boxes lost overboard in new transpacific vessel casualty
  • 'Handling hell' for air cargo players as congestion brings chaos to airports
  • Carriers eye alternate ports as congestion at LA-Long Beach tightens
  • US FMC orders carriers and terminals to explain 'excessive' D&D charges
  • Cargo the star performer, but Air France-KLM results make sober reading
  • Mundra Port targets more market share from JNPT with investment in Dighi
  • 'An invisible traffic jam of exports' as shipper anxiety builds
  • Judge puts brake on Manston Airport reopening
  • IKEA's sustainable leadership story: cutting emissions by 70% per shipment
  • M&A radar: Dachser + Hellmann - two birds with one stone

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • AWO strengthens partnership with Green Marine
    Aiming to advance environmental stewardship in the U.S. tugboat, towboat and barge industry,AWO (the American Waterways Operators) has become an association member of Green Marine, the largest voluntary environmental certification program for
  • Conrad cuts steel for GLDD hopper dredge
    Signaling the start of construction of a 6,500 cubic yard trailing suction hopper dredge, Conrad Shipyard hosted a steel cutting ceremony for Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (GLDD) at its Deepwater
  • VesselsValue sees offshore wind as opening up opportunities for liftboats
    Online valuation and data provide VesselsValue has added liftboats to its coverage. Robert Day, Head of Offshore at VesselsValue, says that last year saw a spotlight on renewables, particularly offshore wind energy,
  • Electric-ready ferry will feature Schottel main propulsion
    The 89 meter long double-ended car/passenger ferry being built by Western Pacific Marine Inc. at its Vancouver, B.C. shipyard for the British Columbia Ministry of Transportation will feature a Schottel main propulsion
  • Seaspan Ferries to trial new Corvus Blue Whale ESS
    A large-scale energy storage system (ESS) designed by Corvus Energy for large ships is to have its inaugural field trials on a cargo ferry operated by Delta, British Columbia, based Seaspan Ferries.
  • IMO and WISTA launch Women in Maritime Survey
    To examine the proportion and distribution of women working in the maritime sector, from support roles to executive level positions, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), and the Women's International Shipping & Trading

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • Port of Jacksonville sees a first in ship-to-ship bunkering of liquefied natural gas
    "This commercial bunkering is a major milestone for TOTE Services and a significant step toward supporting clean-fueled vessels operating around...
  • EIA sees robust future for US natural gas and LNG even as Arctic weather shuts down exports
    LNG exports are expected to average 8.5bn cu ft per day in 2021 and 9.2bn cu ft per day in...
  • Covid-19 takes its toll as oil majors post record losses in 2020
    Most of the loss, $69bn, can be attributed to asset impairments and write-offs as the supermajors re-evaluated strategy to become...
  • Is shipping ready to follow Maersk's 'carbon neutral' lead?
    Maersk's decision over its future vessels adds pressure on its peers to do follow suit, and on regulators to be...
  • 'Renewal of consolidation' for Gard
    'We have a very strong renewal. It is a renewal of consolidation, that's probably the theme this year. Some shipowners...
  • Panama Canal raises slot booking prices
    After freezing fees for the past year, the ACP is now putting prices up. Changes will simplify the system and...
  • Star Bulk reports higher operating costs on crew changes
    The dry bulk owner, which has been on a buying spree, says it remains optimistic about the market dynamics, with...
  • Between the Lines: Boom or bust - carriers hard-pressed to ignore rate rewards
    Carriers' pricing behaviour shows prioritisation of short-term profitability over customer relationships, a move that while questionable would have seen them...
  • Maersk Tankers steps up calls for regional carbon levies
    The shipping industry needs to engage with Brussels as the European Union takes a closer interest in green shipping and clean...
  • From the News Desk: Unsafe passage
    DNV GL's warning of a 'looming safety gap' in the green transition comes amid concerns over firefighting standards, asbestos on...
  • World boxship fleet update: Tonnage providers return to yards
    Carriers have been focusing on buying replacement tonnage as their fleets age, but it has mainly been for ultra-large vessels...
  • Golden Ocean bullish on 2021 prospects
    The Norway-based company, which is bullish on dry bulk freight given tight supply-demand fundamentals, will keep most of its vessels...
  • China's mega ports strengthen grip on box trade
    The lockdowns across key global economies led to a collapse in volumes followed by a sharp recovery. But most port...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Vietnamese owners linked to oil trades | Clubs go easy on worst-hit sectors | Maersk accelerates carbon-neutral...
  • Panamax earnings approach 14-year high
    Freight rates for panamaxes have been pushed up as available tonnage in the Atlantic region is limited. US Gulf and...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • Software startup looks to automate cargo unloading fee payments
  • Rhenus cements German forwarding footprint with acquisition
  • LA-LB port workers getting vaccinations, as supply allows
  • Slower container circulation cripples global shipping system
  • Surge of US imports from Asia in January extends peak into 2021

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • Star Bulk's Pappas: 'ocean imbalance' drives panamax rally
  • Need for speed: Golden Ocean's bulker deal with Sea Tankers Management
  • P&O Australia extends fleet suspension into mid-June
  • Scorpio Tankers eyes $102m liquidity boost after fourth-quarter loss
  • SFL hesitant on tankers and offshore but hopeful 'there will be deals'
  • Ocean Yield happy to keep Solstad OSVs as charter payments resume
  • Maran Tankers linked to order for LNG-fuelled VLCC quartet
  • European shipper 'takes matters into own hands' on Asia-Europe trade
  • European product tanker market heats up amid US big freeze
  • SD Standard Drilling takes term cover but sees looming shortage of large PSVs
  • Another Eletson Corp tanker caught in dispute with Chinese lessors
  • Navtor uses its private equity backing to acquire US fleet management firm
  • Britannia P&I launches exclusive South Korean correspondent
  • Provisions for litigation claims drag MISC Berhad into the red during 2020
  • Golden Ocean sees softer final quarter as analysts forecast NAV boost from big-ticket deal
  • Havyard Group raises $25m as it spins off tech businesses
  • Shipowners are on the move as P&I clubs get tough on pricing
  • Teco 2030 goes for gigawatts with new hydrogen fuel cell facility
  • Maersk boxship loses 260 containers overboard after engine failure
  • Orix Corp linked to $330m Evergreen mega-boxship leasebacks
  • 'Angels' help NautilusLog close seed financing to wage war on paperwork
  • Trafigura boosts LPG-fuelled gas carrier order tally at Hyundai Mipo
  • Okeanis Eco Tankers in no rush to sell aframaxes as asset prices rise
  • BP still makes profit on LNG deal despite $350,000 charter rate
  • Liberian Registry expands South Korea presence with Busan office
  • Star Bulk Carriers improves quarterly profit despite revenue slump
  • Adnoc L&S prepares to beef up with fresh VLCC and LR2 tonnage
  • Pleiades ups order tally at Daehan as it rebuilds tanker fleet
  • Has Covid called time on a golden era of Filipino seafaring?

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • The big get bigger in public dry bulk shipping
    Star Bulk and Golden Ocean have recently acquired almost $1 billion in ships between them as they seek more exposure to the dry bulk market.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 18, 2021
  • OIL FUTURES: Bullish crude draw offset by returning crude volumes, vaccine delays
    Crude oil prices dipped on Feb. 18 as a bullish draw in commercial crude oil inventories and a spike a US oil exports were offset by returning domestic production volumes and coronavirus vaccine rollout delays triggered by the long freeze in Texas and neighboring states.
  • IMO's norms on cutting carbon in merchant ships likely from Oct 2022
    The draft amendments to the International Maritime Organization's mandatory rules on reducing carbon emissions in all ships globally, if adopted, are likely to be implemented from October next year and will be applicable to the world's entire commercial fleet, the IMO said Feb. 18.
  • Global hydrogen projects accelerating with $300 billion proposed investment: report
    Hydrogen initiatives are accelerating globally, the Hydrogen Council said Feb. 17 in a report coauthored with consultancy McKinsey.
  • LNG Bunker Weekly: Ammonia slated as alternative fuel for gas carriers; Maersk to launch 2,000 TEU methanol vessel in 2023
    As international shipping gears up for the International Maritime Organization's greenhouse gas emission cut targets, ammonia's use as an alternative fuel for ships is likely to gain momentum, with gas carriers expected to be early adopters, industry experts told S&P Global Platts.
  • Norway's Statkraft partners with Yara, Aker on 450 MW green H2 to ammonia project
    Norwegian power utility Statkraft has signed a Letter of Intent with chemical company Yara and clean hydrogen company Aker Horizons to establish Europe's first large-scale green ammonia project in Norway, incorporating 450 MW of electrolysis, the state utility said Feb. 18.
  • Global crude supplies set for quality shift as OPEC+ unwinds pandemic cuts
    Oil supplies from OPEC and its key producer allies are set to begin flooding back to the market this year, triggering a shift in global crude quality which could bring welcome relief to swathes of embattled refiners struggling to turn a profit in the wake of the pandemic-trigged demand collapse.
  • For green hydrogen to catch up with blue, it's a long ride in India
    "Until such time green hydrogen processes are fully developed, blue hydrogen can supplement overall hydrogen supply," Malhotra said.
  • SINGAPORE DATA: Jan bunker sales steady on year, up 5% from Dec
    This represents the highest volume of monthly sales that the world's largest bunkering destination has notched up since January 2020.
  • Singapore delivered marine fuel 0.5%S premium surges to 7-month high on tight barges
    Market sources attributed the steep climb in prices to a shortage of barges and loading congestion for prompt dates.
  • Ammonia in a sweet spot to meet shipping's decarbonization objectives: experts
    The phrase being "ammonia ready" is already gaining recognition globally, Brown said.
  • Asian refiners shrug off crude allocation cuts as focus turns to surplus oil products
    The cut reflects OPEC's strong commitment to curb supply through the first quarter.


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