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11 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 09:03 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
  • Fire, explosion aboard 10,061-TEU Cosco Asia in Suez terror attack
  • China Merchants first half net profit up 13pc but revenues slips 22pc
  • China Cosco to sell property to raise capital to avoid de-listing
  • Muslim strife rises, threatening Suez Canal, oil from other nations
  • Zim introduces CGX Service in New Orleans, serving Asia via Kingston hub
  • Court orders end to ILA Charleston strike over hiring deck and dock men
  • Port of Virginia sets record in July handling 205,137 TEU, up 13.7pc
  • Hainan Islands West Ring Railway to start construction this month
  • Ports of Auckland returns to modest profit after last year's docker strike
  • Evergreen hikes transatlantic eastbound and westbound rate US$150/TEU
  • Vallarpadam gets vital boost with east-west coast India feeder service
  • South Korea wants WTO to end US blocking washing machines for dumping
  • Kuebler Spedition moves very high oil rig components through German city
  • Changi development to start consultation with stakeholders on final plans
  • Etihad Airways posts 37pc increase in July cargo to Mideast during Ramadan
  • Platinum Membership of Cargo 2000 awarded to Asia Airfreight Terminal

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Exim Indiaweb site
  • AADA's China-Australia rates to increase from Sept. 20
  • APL named Best Cold Chain Logistics Provider
  • ASAA chooses new office-bearers for 2013-14
  • DGS petition says IMO procedures not followed in tanker detention
  • Liberia leads in MLC certification
  • OEL Singapore launches IPS service
  • OOCL increases freight rate on key trade lane from Sept. 1
  • TSA announces rate increase for all commodities from US
  • UASC inks largest contract for mega,environment-friendly box vessels
  • Coking coal traffic up 13 pc in April-July
  • DP World sees increased profit in H1
  • Port of Amsterdam registers strong transhipment growth in first half of 2013
  • FIEO Commerce & Industry Minister inaugurates new Fieo office
  • INR closes at 66.02
  • Capital structure for BRICS development bank finalised

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International Transport Journalweb site
  • TFG Transfracht enlarges intermodal offer to Czechia
  • Ceva opens new healthcare hub in Miami
  • FPK Logistics to ship relief supplies
  • Etihad and Abu Dhabi hub handle record tonnage
  • Norbert Dentressangle supports Shanks Waste Management in UK
  • Only half of all truck drivers belt up
  • Ethiopian establishes cargo hub in West Africa
  • Port of Liverpool joins race for British port upgrade
  • GCS adds two automotive customers to Novorossiysk operation
  • New air cargo service in Libya
  • 800 Mio. TEU pro Jahr - gute Aussichten für Terminals
  • BTP in Santos receives first vessels
  • Fuso steps up hybrid offensive
  • Hansmann Logistik: power of attorney for automotive managers

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Marine Logweb site
  • Wärtsilä package picked for second LNG-fueled Siem PSV
  • Meyer orders Metso automation for Quantum class trio
  • Vard books PSV order for its Vietnam shipyard
  • Maersk Line continues to fight box ship blaze

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World Wide Shipperweb site
  • Emergency crews continue fight of fire onboard Maersk container ship
  • Department of Transportation releases state statistics guide
  • Port of Everett backing Wheels on the Waterfont event
  • Port of Kalama calling for administration office project bids
  • Military Sealift Command relieves medical treatment facility officer

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Lloyd's Listweb site
  • Kolesnikov eyes return to black for Sovcomflot
    World's biggest tanker operator takes quarterly loss in its stride
  • Maersk discounts talk of attack as fire spreads on board boxship Kampala
    Firefighting team has confined blaze to the ship's foremost bays
  • Owners spared premium hike from Suez Canal containership scare
    Shipowners urged to revise security plans
  • Global Ports to acquire Russian port operator NCC
    Acquisition agreement will create leading Baltic terminal operator, but deal is subject to regulatory approval
  • British imports of LNG fall 8%
    Piped gas preferred over seaborne cargoes
  • Red Rum sale pushes up secondhand VLGC prices
    Interest builds in large petroleum gas carriers
  • Blaze sinks product tanker off Malaysia
    Fire spreads to tanker moored alongside
  • Smooth sailing for capes
    Plenty of cargoes bound for China continue to support capesize rates
  • UASC may choose gas to power 18,000 teu vessels
    Adopting LNG would be a first for big containerships
  • Ridgebury Tankers splashes out $116m for four MR product tankers
    Private equity-backed company's purchase helps drive up secondhand values
  • Great expectations for Russian box ports after a busy 12 months
    APMT deal for 37.5% of Global Ports Investments could be a game-changer
  • Greek ferries add Syria to their woes
    Oil price rises could extinguish flicker of hope seen in battered sector's latest results
  • Ferry recovery rests on Greek economy, says Strintzis
    Hellenic boss predicts sector's annual results mired in red ink
  • DNB Bank appoints new head of Asia
    Borgen steps down as Shanghai-based head of China takes the reins
  • Titan announces further delays to earnings reports
    Annual 2012 and first-half 2013 results being held up by outcome of litigation in Bermuda
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping to order 12 bulkers
    New handymaxes to replace and upgrade ageing vessels
  • Flex LNG settles Samsung dispute with order for two carriers
    Plans for floating liquefaction units changed to modern tri-fuel carriers
  • Port Sudan offers security firms an alternative base
    Khartoum gives go-ahead to bonded armoury but the venture needs outside approval

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Fairplayweb site
  • 3 held in Suez Canal attack on box ship
    EGYPT said three people have been arrested in a failed rocket-propelled grenade attack on a box ship as it passed through the Suez Canal, IHS Global Insight's Country Risk & Forecasting unit said today
  • Fuel cost control holds key to liner earnings
  • NYK sells VLCC
  • CSICL's profits fall 43%
  • Liners fail to halt rates slip
  • SHI wins two LNG carriers in settlement
  • Ross and Conti back new drybulk group
  • Class NK's MOL Comfort inquiry will take longer
  • Admiral sees no EU patrols for Gulf of Guinea

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
  • Manufacturing Picks Up in China, HSBC Index Shows
    The HSBC China Purchasing Managers' Index, a composite indicator designed to provide a snapshot of operating conditions in the manufacturing economy, increased to 50.1 in August, ending three months of decline. The index had fallen to an 11-month low of 47.7 in July. "This implies that growth in China's manufacturing sector has...
  • Indonesia Port Operator Opens New Car Terminal
    Indonesia's state-owned port operator Pelindo II has opened a new car terminal in Sumatra. The 6,560-square-foot facility at the river port of Boom Baru has capacity to receive up to 300 cars a day. Most of the units are expected to arrive on roll-on, roll-off vessels from the Port of Tanjung...
  • Russia's Global Ports Buys Domestic Rival NCC
    Global Ports, Russia's biggest port company, on Monday announced the acquisition of second-ranked domestic operator National Container Co., in a $1.56 billion deal that catapults it into the rankings of the top 20 global container handlers. London-listed Global Ports has agreed to pay NCC's owners, First Quantum Group of Moscow, $291...
  • Canada's Melford, Sydney Backers Still Hopeful
    Backers of proposed deep-water container terminals at Melford and Sydney, Nova Scotia, are undeterred by the projects' long gestations. Separate groups have been working for nearly a decade to develop terminals that could handle the largest container ships afloat. Melford and Sydney are in undeveloped areas on naturally deep water next...
  • Canada's Big 4 Container Ports Put Focus on Infrastructure
    Port Metro Vancouver handles more than 50 percent of all container cargo moving through Canada's busiest container ports, and the British Columbia gateway is investing to retain its No. 1 container port position. In the midst of more than $700 million in construction on several road and rail projects, Vancouver is...
  • Labor's Futile Dray Fray
    Any company that depends on unobstructed international supply chains to serve its customers in the U.S. or abroad should appreciate the profound victory that came last week in a federal court's order permanently barring the Port of Los Angeles from enforcing the so-called employee-driver mandate. The mandate was one of several...
  • UPDATE: Firefighters Contain Maersk Kampala Blaze to 6 Boxes
    Firefighting tugs early Monday were making progress toward extinguishing a blaze on the Maersk Kampala, five days after fire broke out in a container in the ship's forward bay as it steamed toward the Suez Canal, Maersk Line said. The fire broke out in a single container at the bottom of...

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TradeWindsweb site
  • Western Bulk plots IPO
    Privately owned Western Bulk is contemplating an initial public offering (IPO) on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • Yen boosts Kawasaki
    Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) shipping division had a more profitable second quarter despite a drop in sales.
  • Zvezda opens up?
    Russia is looking to sell off part of its massive new Far East shipyard Zvezda.
  • Vroon back at Cosco
    Dutch offshore shipowner Vroon has upped its order tally at Cosco Guangdong shipyard by two more vessels.
  • Eimskip calls for action
    Icelandic container line Eimskip has urged the government to sort out the country's economic problems after seeing its second quarter profit slashed.
  • Handy owners test water
    Owners of two Japanese-built handymax bulkers are opening up the ships for inspections in China this month.
  • U-Ming profit slashed
    Taiwanese owner U-Ming has been hurt by a drop in revenue as profit was cut back in the first half of 2013.
  • Global grabs NCC
    London-listed Global Ports Investments has snapped up Russian rival NCC Group for $291m plus shares.
  • Vard bags another
    Norwegian yard Vard has clinched a contract for a platform supply vessel (PSV) with industry newcomer Carlotta Offshore.
  • Master "forgot coast"
    A German cargoship grounded on a UK island after the captain "forgot about the coast" while plotting its route.
  • Grindrod in first half dip
    Grindrod reported a dip in first half earnings despite a reversal of fortunes for its shipping division.
  • Bulker crewman stabbed
    A crewman has been airlifted from a Japanese bulker off the US after suffering stab wounds.
  • Rio Tinto's cape coup
    Mining giant Rio Tinto has hailed the first shipment from its expanded Australian export facility as a significant milestone.
  • Golar refutes Exmar claims
    Golar LNG and its partners in a Canadian LNG venture have rubbished suggestions that Exmar has beaten the company to a contract for a floating liquefaction unit.
  • Rieber stretches option
    Norwegian owner gets another three months to decide on second Kleven seismic ship.
  • Samsung wins drillship
    Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries clinched another drillship order on Monday.
  • Flex back in the game
    Oslo-listed Flex LNG has ended its legal battle with Samsung over cancelled gas carriers by ordering two new LNG vessels at the Korean yard.
  • Maersk fire worsens
    A fire aboard a Maersk Line containership south of the Suez Canal has spread to more containers, the shipowner said Monday.
  • Erik Borgen exits DNB
    Erik Borgen is leaving Norwegian shipping and energy bank DNB after 34 years to pursue other interests, it emerged Monday.
  • Egypt arrest trio
    Egyptian authorities have reportedly arrested three people in connection with an alleged attack on a containership on Saturday.
  • STX selling kamsarmax
    STX Pan Ocean, the distressed South Korean shipowner, is reported to have placed a rare geared kamsarmax on the sales block.
  • Nigeria 2, robbers 0
    Nigeria's navy continues to shoot first and ask questions later in the battle against piracy off its coastline.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
  • Prices soft in Fujairah
    Tight avails in Middle East hub.
  • Prices start the week soft in Europe
    Good demand in Hamburg.
  • Greek ferry companies better by half
    Cutting fuel and lubricant costs key to staying above the financial water line.
  • Product avails could tighten in Tokyo Bay
    Source says refinery will cut bunker production by some 50%.
  • Engine trouble forces LNG-fuelled cruise ferry back to port
    CEO hopes teething problems on the recently launched LNG single-fuel vessel are resolved after Sunday's incident.
  • Gibraltar official attacks Spanish proposals to limit bunkering
    Any attempt to fine Gibraltar-based bunker companies would amount to 'absolute bad faith'.
  • Russian bunkering rule change spreading confusion
    Vladivostok and Novrossiysk operations could be affected.
  • Asian bunker prices opens week lower
    Good avails reported across all key ports.
  • Containership newbuilds will be 'LNG ready'
    Converting vessels from fuel oil to LNG would 'take just a few weeks'.
  • Coupling system for LNG bunkering enters market
    ERC marine breakaway coupling system can also be used for LNG transfers and LNG bulk breaking, says engineering firm.
  • Fredriksen takes helm at DNVPS regional office
    New manager will focus on 2015 and raising awareness of the challenges surrounding the increasing use of distillate fuels.
  • DNV: LNG bunker barges 'the next shipping boom'
    Just under a hundred LNG bunkering barges could be needed by 2020.
  • Ust-Luga: Tanker left low on fuel
    New rule stipulating berth-only bunkering sees crude oil tanker go short.
  • Potential in marine gas conversion market, says Wartsila
    Due to the two key drivers of rising bunker fuel prices and emission reductions, says firm.
  • 'Not surprising' for eco vessels to command premium
    Direct fuel cost savings enable owners to bid more competitively, says a Poten & Partners report.
  • Royal Canadian Navy support ship in collision
    Royal Canadian Navy vessels HMCS Algonquin and HMCS Protecteur collided Friday en route to Hawaii.

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