|SEPTEMBER 10, 2012|
- Hong Kong quarterly port throughput declines 7pc to 5.9 million TEU
- Asia-Europe rates down 3pc to US$1,284/TEU; Asia-US rates continue flat
- APL orders ten 13,800-TEUers with hulls delivering 20pc less fuel burn
- EU to investigate German charges of Chinese solar panel dumping
- UAE's box volume growth rates expected to rise faster than global ports
- Sino-Vietnam opens 10 direct vehicle services, five from Guangxi
- Savannah volume increases 2.8pc to 1,760,498 TEU in first seven months
- Singapore reviews supply chain workplace safety for goods and employees
- Gothenburg box shop tops record with 3pc rise to 485,000 TEU in first half
- Eight-month volume up 22pc to 153,603 TEU at Estonia's Transiidikeskuse
- EU trust busters delay UPS buyout of TNT over market dominance concerns
- Boeing predicts more planes needed, expects robust air cargo growth ahead
- DHL reduces its stake in India's Blue Dart Express all-cargo airline
- Budget airlines reach profit altitudes denied to premium carriers
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Insurance cos may soon provide cover to Iran exports: Fieo
- Kudos to the winners at Mala 2012
- MALA 2012 acknowledges the best at an exhilarating evening
- New President & Managing Committee to take charge at BCHAA's 27th AGM on Sept. 12
- TOC to focus on emerging markets in box trade
- Import of pulses, edible oil may rise this year: Thomas
- Cabotage relaxed for Vallarpadam ICTT
- Kerala expects key stretch of National Waterways to be commissioned this year
- KPT wins Major Port of the Year award at MALA 2012
- Fag-end recovery helps to end at 2-week high of 55.40
- Forex reserves up $ 282 m to $ 290.46 bn
- US retailers brace for East Coast ports shutdown, supply chain disruptions
- DB Schenker Logistics opens new office in Sochi, host city of the Winter Olympics & Paralympic Games in 2014
- PPG achieves ISO compliance for third consecutive year
- Robert Sappio appointed President & CEO of Rickmers Americas
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Volga-Dnepr carries patrol boats for APEC summit security operation
In August the Russian carrier Volga-Dnepr Airlines flew two Mangust patrol boats from Moscow to Vladivostok to help maintain security during the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Coopera...
- Asiana Cargo to start this week's second new service
Asiana Cargo launched a five flight per week operation to Dallas TX (USA) on 4 September. It was the South Korean carrier's ninth all-cargo destination in the USA. Today (7 Septemb...
- Saudia Cargo adds extra freighter flight from Hong Kong
Saudi Airlines Cargo Co has added a new weekly freighter from Hong Kong, thus increasing the frequency of its flights from seven to eight per week. The decision ...
- Railcargo Austria supports pan-European "EuropeTrain" project
The transport provider Railcargo Austria is currently testing an innovative whisper brake called the LL brake block on the country's rail network. The trial is thereby supporting ...
- Wascosa - first European wagon keeper to receive ECM certificate
Switzerland-based Wascosa became the first wagon keeper in Europe to be awarded the ECM certificate according to the new EU Directive EU 445/2011. The certification was handed to t...
- DHL offers climate-friendly road freight services
Standard Forwarding, a US-based less-than-truckload (LTL) carrier and subsidiary of DHL Freight, is now offering two new environmentally friendly products. Customers commissioning ...
- B.P. McKeefry's new "recycler" is cleaning up in London
The specialist tanker operator, BP McKeefry Ltd, recently introduced a completely unique truck and tanker combination to its Basingstoke (UK)-based fleet for operation in inner Lon...
- GAC expanding in India with a further office in Bangalore
GAC International Moving has opened a new office in Bangalore, five months after entering the Indian market. This latest addition brings the total of GAC International Moving offic...
- HR company Reinecke & Associates welcomes new senior consultant
Alexander Nickerl has been appointed senior consultant at Reinecke & Associates, based in Hamburg (Germany). At earlier stages in his career he worked for TNT Innight in Mannhe...
- CMA CGM starts new Morocco - Europe service "Dunkrus Express"
The French shipping company CMA CGM is launching a new service between Morocco and Europe in November this year. The service, known as the "Dunkrus Express" will deploy a 2,100 teu...
- DB Schenker Logistics opens new office in Sochi
ZAO Schenker, the Russian country organization of DB Schenker Logistics, has launched a new office in Sochi. There is a lot of business in the region due to the preparations for th...
- SBS Worldwide and Sifte Berti sign agency agreement
The supply chain solutions provider SBS Worldwide and the Italian transport and logistics company Sifte Berti have signed an agency agreement which covers all sea and air freight a...
- UPS: TNT Express merger will take until 2013
The US parcel giant UPS and the Dutch CEP company TNT Express now expect their merger deal to be completed in early 2013, rather than in Q4/2012 as they suggested previously this y...
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- U.S.-flag ship detained in Venezuela over on-board arms
- Sappio takes helm at Rickmers Americas
- Cutter celebrates 49th birthday with a "first"
- Pride of America set for major upgrades
- More countries join car carrier probe
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Bellingham waterfront project now includes Granary Building
- Rail traffic numbers up/down during week ending August 18
- Matson named recipient of 2012 CIO 100 award
- Canadian National Railway announces rail car purchase plans
- Port association releases list of maritime programs for 2013
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- BIMCO urges yards to diversify away from shipbuilding
Owner grouping 'cautiously optimistic' about outlook to 2016
- Reefer container plug investment chips away at niche vessels
Capacity for refrigerated cargo on newbuilding boxships is soaring
- Ship decks get hi-tech
As the officer of the watch role becomes ever more dominated by technology, how will staff on deck remain engaged and alert?
- Iran raises its oil exports to pre-sanctions levels
Exclusive: Tehran defies EU and US and doubles crude shipments in August
- Sappio joins Rickmers to lead Americas business
Ex-APL executive takes charge of regulatory issues in US trades
- Omega Chapter 11 hearing postponed again
Houston court hearing put off to September 17
- West African suezmax earnings stick below operating costs for a month
Fixtures fall as US imports less crude
- US crew detained in Venezuela for alleged arms trafficking
Weapons used by anti-piracy security team land heavylift vessel Ocean Atlas in trouble
- HHI forms joint venture to build engine factory for earthmovers
World's largest shipbuilder strengthens non-shipping business amid industry woes
- International Group calls Iran P&I claims 'meaningless bluster'
No reinsurance arrangements with Bimeh
- Take your partners
Carriers need to work together more closely to manage fleet expansion, says Rickmers boss Ron Widdows
- Obama deals blow to VLCCs with pledge to slash US oil imports by half
Move comes as Middle East to US very large crude carriers struggle with record low earnings
- Pacific Basin sells ro-ro fleet for $194m
Hong Kong-listed dry bulk operator exits loss-making side business
- SMM 2012: MAN and Wärtsilä sharpen focus on gas
New dual-fuel slow speed engines and pure gas engines under development
- NewLead puts market value case to Nasdaq
Restructuring buoys value of owner's publicly held shares
- Do not tar all Chinese shipyards with the same brush, Cansi warns banks
Industry body urges financiers to carry out individual risk assessment
- Port Hedland sees record exports
Sizeable August loadings indicate higher than expected iron ore demand
- Brokers bet on fourth-quarter revival in China iron ore demand
Capesize tonnage builds in the Pacific as owners hunker down against rates doldrums
- Box lines need massive fleet upgrade to drive down costs
Exclusive: Asia-Europe cascade will not fill need for bigger tonnage elsewhere, says Widdows
- Diversify or die
Stricken shipyards seek new niches to survive
- Libya resumes fuel oil exports on product tankers
More fixtures expected as Ras Lanuf refinery restarts
- SMM 2012: GL and DNV focus on boxship improvements
Approval in principle for 3,000 teu-5,000 teu vessel from Germanischer Lloyd, while Det Norske Veritas highlights fuel savings from co-operation between APL and Hyundai Heavy Industries
- Hammond confirmed as shipping minister
Appointment welcomed by Maritime UK
- Taiwan's port ambitions are high, but cross-strait politics stand in the way
Following restructuring of ports under one management, government expects volumes at seven ports to grow 50% in five years
- Hellenic to invest $15m in equity for bulker pair
Company plans a fleet of seven younger bulkers, says Karamanlis
- LR to class Stena Bulk newbuildings at Guangzhou Shipyard
UK society wins deal to classify up to 10 50,000 dwt tankers
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Fortescue rallies after its torrid week
FORTESCUE ended this week with a slight rally today, after the sale of its Solomon power station, talk of equity raising - and big job cuts
- LUKoil and partners to bid for Norwegian drilling
LUKoil has agreed with three Norwegian partners to bid for oil drilling in the Norwegian zone of the Barents Sea
- Georgia releases bulker
A MARSHALL Islands-flagged bulker has reportedly been released from custody by Georgian officials
- PB exits ro-ro arena
PACIFIC Basin today said it has agreed to sell its six ro-ros to a Grimaldi subsidiary
- Ezion to issue S$125M in bonds
SINGAPORE-listed offshore vessel owner Ezion Holdings said it will issue S$125M ($101M) in subordinated perpetual securities under its S$500M multicurrency debt issuance programme
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- ILWU Clerical Workers, Employers to Keep Talking
Office clerical workers and waterfront employers in Los Angeles-Long Beach have agreed to continue negotiating throughout the month of September....
- Carriers 'Winterize,' Combining Two Pacific Services
The Grand Alliance and Zim Integrated Container Services plan to merge two of their joint trans-Pacific services to the U.S....
- Commentary: Ethanol Content's Unintended Consequences
I ran across a curious anomaly last month while on vacation way Down East in Maine. A marina is selling...
- Growth in Trucking Employment Nearly Stalls
The JOC For-HIre Trucking Employment Index inched up 0.1 percentage points in August as for-hire trucking companies slowed hiring sharply...
- Trans-Pacific Rates Point to West Coast Capacity Crunch
The threat of labor disruptions on the East Coast is fueling a disparity in the direction of spot freight rates...
- Commentary: For Ocean Carriers, It's Decision Time
Where has 2012 gone? It's already Labor Day, but it seems like yesterday that we were at the TPM shipping...
- Commentary: Going the Extra Mile on Pricing
Q: I just read an article about a motor carrier's owners getting sent to jail for stealing nearly $1 million...
- Commentary: Container Carriers at a Crossroads
Container lines this year accomplished something few thought they could: They drove home a series of rate increases on the...
- Electrolux Warns Carriers Against Excessive Surcharges
Shippers are warning ocean carriers to avoid the temptation of profiteering from any U.S. port shutdown by rolling cargo or...
- Transport Employment Up 1.9 Percent in August
Transportation and warehousing employment increased 1.9 percent year-over-year in August, the same rate as in July, according to the U.S....
- C.H. Robinson to Acquire Polish Freight Forwarder
C.H. Robinson Worldwide has agreed to acquire Warsaw-based Apreo Logistics. Founded in June 2007, Apreo provides truckload services including...
- Robert Sappio to Head Rickmers Americas
Global maritime and logistics company Rickmers Group named Robert Sappio, a former longtime executive at APL, president and CEO of...
- Shipping Rate, Surcharge Update for Week of Sept. 3-7
Singapore-based container carrier APL will impose a port congestion surcharge on trades from India to the U.S.,...
- US Intermodal Traffic in August Hit Second-Highest for Month
Intermodal shipments on major U.S. railroads in August rose 4.3 percent, reaching the second strongest volume for the month on...
- Retailers Open E-Commerce DCs to Compete With Amazon
The e-commerce boom is providing a surge of opportunity amid the "anemic" expansion of U.S. distribution space, said IMS Worldwide...
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Skou to give keynote address at Cool Logistics
Soren Skou is to deliver the keynote address at the forthcoming Cool Logistics' conference in Antwerp. Moreover, Thomas Eskesen, the carrier's global head of refrigerated ...
- Maersk stops its direct North Europe/West Africa service
Maersk Line and Safmarine have ceased offering a direct service between northern Europe and West Africa. The last direct call service has been chopped and the route ...
- Peru's new national port development plan approved
Peru's Ministry of Transport and Communications (MT&C)has approved an updated version of the country's National Port Development Plan (PNDP), a ...
- Transpacific vessel capacity to be withdrawn
The Grand Alliance and ZIM Line have agreed to merge their two jointly run all-water transpacific services between Asia and the east coast of North America ...
- OECD extremely gloomy on world economy
- Mediation service to intervene in ILA/USMX dispute
The Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS) is to step into the dispute between the International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the US Maritime ...
- CN Rail to invest in new equipment
Canadian National Railway is to commit millions of dollars of capital to expand its rolling stock and freight carrying equipment with more than 2,200 railcars and ...
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Crewman feared dead
ITF official alleges foul play in death of crewman on Japanese-controlled bulker.
- Ivan the merciful
Ivan Glasenberg has bowed to pressure from Qatar and raised Glencore's offer for Xstrata.
- Rena chunk ripped off
A 250-tonne fore section of the wrecked boxship Rena has been torn free in rough seas off New Zealand.
- Fincantieri enters final straight
Fincantieri should seal its move for STX OSV by the end of this month, reports say.
- Sinopec-CSG books first LNG ships
Chinese trading giant Sinopec and its transportation partner China Shipping Group have ordered their first LNG carriers contracting up to six ships at Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding (Group) to lift cargoes from the Australia Pacific LNG (AP LNG) project in Australia.
- Crewman caught
An Indian crewman was airlifted from a tanker off New Orleans after injuring his groin when his trousers became caught in a spindle.
- Probe goes global
A probe into anti-competitive behaviour in the car-carrier market appears to be going global.
- Fresh funds set for LPG?
LPG fleet expansion could be on the cards for Teekay LNG Partners if it sees through a follow-on equity offering.
- Raids draw WW cuts
Anti-trust raids in Japan have led DNB Markets to strip buy tags from Wilh Wilhelmsen and its parent Wilh Wilhelmsen Holdings.
- Lamnalco adds three
Damen Shipyards of the Netherlands has bagged a new contract for three tugs.
- Pac Basin sells ro-ros
Pacific Basin Shipping has breathed a huge sigh of relief after finding a buyer for its ill-timed ro-ro investment.
- Safe in the citadel
The captain of the hijacked Abu Dhabi Star has revealed how a highly-organised pirate gang took control of his tanker off West Africa.
- Chouest adds to tally
Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) has unveiled plans to add to its speculative newbuilding programme.
- Blooming relationship
TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
- Pirates face long stretch
German prosectors have demand prison sentences of up to 12 years for a Somali pirate gang that hijacked a Komrowski boxship in 2010.
- "What have I done?"
New black box evidence appears to reveal Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino tried to keep the extent of the disaster from passengers by telling them there had merely been a black-out on board.
- The Wei to go?
We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
- Montana orders MPPs
Expanding Swiss owner Montana Shipping is heading to China for more new cargoships.
- Palmali in PSV first
Turkish tanker owner Palmali has won a breakthrough deal for three ice-class platform supply vessel (PSV) newbuildings.
- Vale eyes ferry charter
Vale looks set to charter a Greek-owned ro-pax ferry to overcome a severe housing shortage at a new project in Canada.
- Oz China cargoes jump
Iron ore shipments to China from Australia's Port Hedland, a bellwether for Chinese industrial activity, rose nearly 17% last month.
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Grand Alliance/Zim to cut Asia/USEC capacity
- C.H. Robinson to acquire Polish forwarder
- Chart compares liner surcharges for U.S. port strike
American Shipper has reported on many of the surcharges by liner carriers in the last few days. A side-by-side comparison can be found in a useful chart that lists all the surcharges by carrier, equipment and start date.
- Car carrier investigation widens
An antitrust investigation of five car carriers that started in Japan Thursday has been expanded to include requests for information by government authorities in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
- Sappio named Rickmers Americas CEO
Former long-time APL executive Robert Sappio has been named president and CEO of Rickmers Americas. He joins the Germany-based carrier from Alvarez & Marsal Business Consulting in San Francisco.
- Hancock Holding names Conrad VP
- Savannah expects deepening approval in November
The Georgia port handled a record 2.98 million TEUs in the fiscal year which ended June 30, but faces increased competition from nearby Charleston. Savannah plans to hold the lead by deepening its harbor channel for bigger ships.
- Navis highlights potential for cloud terminal operations
- Tata provides global support for Cargotec
- Maersk slows Asia-W Africa loops further
- Astea starts small business cloud services
- Maersk further slows AE9
- Qualcomm's Trailer Tracks upgraded
|SEPTEMBER 7, 2012|
- Global bunker prices remain stable across the week
Global ports record sharp rise to kick off week, before dipping during the latter half.
- Matson to increase fuel surcharge
Change will increase the surcharge from 39% to 43.5% for it's Hawaii service.
- US West Coast prices rise to close out week
While prices on East Coast remained comparatively flat.
- Global Vision Bunkers hires new trader
'Some may recognise her as part of a father and daughter team that has worked in the ARA market for many years.'
- IFO prices fall in Fujairah
While MGO in Suez falls nearly $20 er tonne.
- Market ends week on soft note in Rotterdam
Northern European price spurt runs out of steam.
- LNG bunker barge 'in operation next year'
Specialist firm to to design and build delivery systems.
- Fuel oil market 'short of blending stock'
'From what we see more high-viscosity is arriving,' says Singapore trader.
- McIlroy joins Cockett
Cockett now has two group credit managers, one covering the Western Hemisphere and the other the Eastern.
- More arrests in Singapore
Ship previously arrested in bunker dispute, turns up in court over unpaid agency fees.
- Bunker markets softening in Asia
Supplies of bunker fuels were fine at key Asian ports on Friday.
- BP signs fishing fleet supply deal
Fishing company says agreement will ensure 'security of supply'.
- German developments of LNG fueled vessels showcased
Firm involved in a joint development plan for a 1,000 TEU LNG fueled box ship, among others.
- Taiwanese shipping firm lowers bunker surcharges
Reduced bunker surcharges will take effect from October 1.
- LNG-fuelled vessel design gets approval
It is 'no longer just a dream to build environmentally friendly vessels', says engineering firm.
- CSAV details impact of bunker costs
Higher bunker prices capped improvement to its Q2 results, it says.
- Modern navigation systems has 'fuel saving potential'
Systems able to ensure that operation of vessel is optimised, says engineering firms.
- Rena officers deported
Captain and navigation officer released after serving half of their jail sentence.