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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
  • Cosco establishes global shipping operations centre in Shanghai
  • Rickmers joins US investment firm in joint venture to buy box ships
  • Taiwan's Kaohsiung port box volume down 2.6pc from July through August
  • Transport Ministry to accelerate Yangtze River navigational upgrade
  • Hebei ports box volume up 54.7pc to 812,000 TEU in first eight months
  • Anhui's city of Bengbu opens dry port with railway to Ningbo, Shanghai
  • Melbourne volume falls 2.6pc to 2.5 million TEU in first six months
  • US Trade Commission: Asian shrimp imports do not hurt domestic trade
  • Differing Australian rail gauges mean trains must be shipped by truck
  • Neptune Pacific buys half of Pacific Forum from Samoan government
  • CN's business agenda supports growth of Halifax gateway, says CEO
  • AA, US Airways extend merger time in face of Justice Department suit
  • Changi Airport August cargo volume flat, slips 0.5pc to 151,000 tonnes
  • UPS challenges FedEx in its own base at Memphis International Airport
  • Four companies said to be bidding for 35pc of Luxembourg's Cargolux
  • DHL launches downtown mobile service in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Court rules lifting of European sanctions against IRISL
  • FedEx launches direct priority ocean solutions in India
  • International Chamber of Shipping challenges proposed new accounting standards
  • MANSA looks back & ahead at 35th Anniversary celebration
  • NYK Line brings maiden commercial vessel to L&T's Kattupalli Port as part of TCX service
  • Tiger Logistics India Ltd gets listed on the BSE
  • World Maritime Day 2013 to draw attention to environmental concerns
  • GMB acknowledged as Maritime Board of the Year at MALA 2013
  • Hong Kong's H1 throughput down, Shanghai's eight-month up
  • Record movement of reefer cargo at New Mangalore Port
  • FFFAI s new office-bearers for 2013-15

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2013
  • UK government relaunches longer semi-trailers trial
  • New Hapag-Lloyd chairman in 2014
  • Imo appoves draft for verifying container weights
  • First landing of AN-225 in Zurich
  • Exchanging rail data quickly and easily
  • Geodis Wilson wins long-term contract with Caracal
  • Evergreen Chairman mourned
  • Malaysian Westports launch IPO
  • BNSF to improve and expand rail capacity in Illinois
  • Turkish Cargo opens new storage area
  • TCR Ravenna upgrades equipment
  • 120 MAN TGS trucks for major building sites in Lagos
  • Ukraine International Airlines responds to Swissport
  • National Air Cargo Holdings relocate
  • Roadrunner acquires Yes Trans

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Nordic Yards cuts steel for icebreaking rescue vessels
  • BAE San Diego gets $20.6 million mod to LPD 20 contract
  • Bibby Ship Management appoints Commercial Director
  • Resolve Marine Group adds 152 ton bp ETV to fleet
  • Eastern Shipbuilding launches HOS Riverbend
  • BV develops new tools for assessing ice loads
  • ICS opposes changes to accounting rules on leases

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Trucking group releases August truck tonnage index
  • Corps schedules closure of Hiram M. Chittenden Locks
  • Coast Guardsman found guilty on sexual assault, other charges
  • Zim expanding box fleet with new open-top containers
  • Vitran eyes sale of LTL business

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Paragon increases fundraiser to buy ultramaxes
    Deal priced at $5.75 per share but reaches $30m
  • Firmer rates on subcontinent drive Indian demolition surge
    Sales close at strong prices for boxships and ultra-large crude carrier
  • IMTC slams lost V.Ships contract but hits back at bankruptcy claims
    Morocco's biggest shipowner pledges to pay seafarers and says it continues to trade
  • LNG as shipping fuel is 'oversold'
    Widespread adoption will take much longer than supporters predict, says Clifton
  • Larger ships may not improve port productivity
    Unloading speed reflects number or intensity of cranes, says Drewry
  • Hapag-Lloyd appoints Damco chief as chairman
    Habben-Jansen joins executive board in April and becomes chairman in July
  • Court lets STX Pan Ocean borrow short-term funds to protect charters
    Firm will raise $186m to honour agreements with Korea Electric Power and Vale
  • CSAV share offering raises an initial $261m
    Chilean carrier will channel funds into vessel purchases
  • Chamber calls for accountancy rules on charters not to change
    Proposed shake-up could leave owners in breach of covenants, warns Hinchliffe
  • ABP in Humber ports shake-up
    Four terminals come under single management
  • Rickmers Maritime eyes return to ultra-large containerships
    Chief executive seeks cash-yield return throughout charter period
  • Swanland flag breached own guidelines
    Vessel not inspected prior to provisional registration, Cook Islands admits
  • Small ships exempt from bulker rules
    Enhanced survey could have saved lives, MCI boss concedes
  • Boskalis lands Bronka dredging deal
    Contract will open access to Baltic port complex
  • Schettino tells court that others are to blame for cruiseship sinking
    Master says Costa Concordia helmsman responded to rudder order too late
  • Precious Shipping orders cement carrier in China
    Thai owner signs $24.5m deal with Shanhaiguan
  • Singapore will have to work hard to stay ahead
    Regional rivals, particularly Malaysia, present a challenge to its maritime lead
  • Setting his sights on Singapore
    DNB's Ryland shares his views on the city state's competitive advantages
  • Vantage says STX O&S has halted ultra-deepwater drillship work
    US offshore company in talks with embattled yard over delayed delivery to 2016

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Investors dump Carnival shares
    NYSE-listed stock of Carnival Corp fell today in extremely heavy trading after the cruise major confirmed continued weakness for its CCL brand
  • Scorpio Bulkers bolsters newbuild cash
    SCORPIO Bulkers has raised approximately $300M via a private placement in Oslo's over-the-counter market, earmarking the funds for its ongoing effort to build a fleet of fuel-efficient drybulk carriers
  • OSG reveals 2013-18 financial projections
    BANKRUPT Overseas Shipholding Group has disclosed forecasts for its US-flag and international tanker divisions in an effort to speed restructuring
  • Top CSAV shareholder raises stake
    CHILE'S Luksic Group has raised its holdings in CSAV during the first preferential round of the liner company's rights offering
  • ICS opposes IASB accounting proposals
    THE ICS today opposed changes in accounting rules, warning that they would result in vessel chartering agreements being treated as leases - and becoming accounting liabilities
  • Rig market share shifts
    CHINESE rig builders are gaining market share with aggressive bidding, attractive payment terms and Beijing's support, Vincent Fernando of Religare Capital Markets told a forum today
  • Chinese yards' new-order gains slowed
    GROWTH in new orders at China's shipyards slowed in August to 75% year on year, the China National Association of Shipbuilding Industry said today
  • Paragon upsizes offering
    MICHAEL Bodouroglou-led Paragon Shipping today priced a larger offering than expected to raise money for two related-party newbuilding purchases
  • Reefer quality crimps logistics
    QUALITY issues with reefer boxes are seriously hampering perishable cargo logistics, according to a survey by foodcareplus, the freight-forwarding group
  • Scrap prices weaken as holiday nears
    AFTER rising for more than a month, prices of ships sold for demolition into China dropped last week
  • Reefer box growth stalls
    PERISHABLE-cargo container flows are being dragged down
  • Changhang Phoenix loses $1.2M repair case
    CHANGHANG Phoenix said today it has lost a $1.2M legal case to a compatriot debtor
  • Lull hits VLGC spot sector
    VLGC SPOT rates are continuing to fall as a seasonal drop in LPG demand hits the market
  • Asset valuations factor in scrap value
    SCRAP values will become an increasingly important factor in asset valuations because of shorter trading lives, the Marine Money conference in Singapore heard today
  • Profits drop at Global Ports
    GLOBAL Ports Investments, Russia's dominant container operator, said its 1H13 profits were significantly below forecasts

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Schneider's Lofgren Says Driver Pay Must Rise
    View "The Shift to Short Haul" on the Schneider Knowledge Hub Schneider National is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for tank truck drivers, including a $2,000 relocation allowance, as the truckload operator ramps up to meet chemical shipping demand. The bonus, announced last week, is the latest effort by the $3.5...
  • Report: Number, Value of US Cargo Thefts Increase
    Shares of cargo theft by product type from June to August, based on average loss value per incident. Full-size image FreightWatch International, a logistics security services company, reported a total of 202 cargo thefts in the U.S. in the third quarter of 2013, with 87 thefts in June, 62 in July and...
  • For-Hire Trucking Tonnage Index Rose in August
    The American Trucking Associations' advanced seasonally adjusted For-Hire Trucking Tonnage Index increased 1.4 percent in August from July, to 126.9, after slipping 0.6 percent in July. Compared with August 2012, the index rose 6.9 percent, which is the largest year-over-year gain since December 2011. Year-to-date, versus the same period last year,...
  • US Shippers Urge House to Raise Inland Waterways Fuel Tax
    More than 75 business, agriculture and labor groups and local governments are urging the U.S. House of Representatives to hike the fuel tax that barge and towing companies pay into the Inland Waterway Trust Fund. Increasing the current tax of 20 cents per gallon by six to nine cents is needed...
  • OOCL Leases Office Space in Utah
    OOCL has leased 50,000 square feet of office space in the RiverPark 7 building in South Jordan, Utah. The container line plans to expand and hire or relocate 300 professionals for this new office space over the next several years. RiverPark7 is the newest 75,000 square foot, three-story building under construction...
  • Mumbai Port to Begin Maintenance Dredging
    View Larger Map India's Mumbai Port Authority has awarded Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors a contract for maintenance dredging of port berths to help alleviate draft restrictions. "Dredging work is expected to start in mid-October," port officials said. The move follows vigorous efforts by the Mumbai-Nhava Sheva Ship Agents' Association, which has...
  • Japanese Container Exports Seen Rising 3 Percent in FY 2013
    Japanese containerized cargo exports will rise 3.0 percent in fiscal 2013, which started on April 1, to 5.176 million 20-foot-equivalent units (TEUs), amid a moderate recovery in the global economy, a Tokyo-based research firm predicted in a new report. The anticipated fiscal 2013 growth in loaded container cargo exports from nine...
  • Private Fleets Poised for Growth
    PepsiCo has the largest private trucking fleet.While for-hire trucking companies are shedding assets and focusing on profits, a national survey of private fleet operators revealed that 67 percent of the respondents expect their operations to grow in the coming years. "The future of the private fleet is exceedingly bright," Tom Moore,...
  • Diana Containerships Receives Post-Panamax Vessel
    The 6,500-TEU Pucon is chartered to CSAV.Diana Containerships, through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, has taken delivery of the Pucon, a 2006-built post-Panamax container ship of about 6,500 20-foot-equivalent capacity. The company entered into an agreement to purchase the vessel on Aug. 8, 2013. Including the newly delivered Pucon, the shipping company's...
  • Zebra Technologies Launches Rack & Container Location Solution to Improve Visibility Through Real-Time Data in Rack Fleet Management
    DETROIT, Sept. 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zebra TechnologiesCorporation (Nasdaq:ZBRA), a global leader in products and servicesthat provide real-time visibility into organizations' assets, peopleand transactions, today at the Automotive Manufacturing Solutions (AMS)conference in Detroit, announced the release of Rack & Containermanagement solution. The solution is a manufacturing execution system(MES) designed...
  • TNT Thailand joins expert panel on AEC insights for Ministry of Finance's executives
    Alan Miu, Managing Director of TNT Express Worldwide (Thailand) Co., Ltd., the leading international provider of integrated express services, recently appeared as a distinguished speaker at the training program "AEC insights for MOF's Executive", with the objective of sharing knowledge and best practice with Ministry of Finance staff, at Windsor...
  • Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers welcomes record numbers to global membership
    London and Vancouver, 24 October, 2013. The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers has welcomed 200 new members at the annual meeting of its Controlling Council, held this year in Vancouver, Canada. In being formally elected to membership of the ICS, one of shipping's oldest professional bodies, the candidates join an organisation of...
  • CHIMPORT - The 2013 World Brands China Import Fair News Release
    The 2013 World Brands China (Guangzhou) Import Fair, is the first world-class Expo focusing on importing products (Consumer Sector); The first event in South China winning international recognition, as well as featuring brand and nation images of "Made in a country". (Brazil delegation, for the first time creates a "Made in...
  • Kewill Reinvents Supply Chain Execution Market with Introduction of Multimodal Transportation Platform
    CHELMSFORD, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kewill, Inc., a leading provider of multimodal transportation and logistics management solutions for seamless supply chain execution, today announced the release of Kewill MOVETM, a complete, comprehensive platform for managing the complexities of transportation, logistics and trade compliance. The Kewill MOVE platform provides users with a multimodal transportation...
  • GT Nexus Announces Major Expansion by Key Customer
    OAKLAND, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 24, 2013) - GT Nexus today announced that Procter & Gamble (P&G) has renewed and expanded its contract for global supply chain management technology and services. P&G has been using the GT Nexus platform since 2001 to manage its global logistics spend. The expanded solution gives...
  • US Diesel Prices Inch Down for a Second Week
    U.S. diesel prices through September 23, 2013 Full-size image U.S. diesel prices declined as of Sept. 23, the second consecutive week of price decreases, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. The last time diesel prices saw two straight weeks of decreases, they were followed by three weeks of increases. The national average...
  • Boskalis to Dredge for New Bronka Port in Russia
    St. Petersburg, Russia.Royal Boskalis Westminster has won a €130 million (about US$175.3 million) contract from CJSC Baltstroy for the dredging and construction of the Bronka Port shipping channel in St. Petersburg, Russia. The project involves the construction of a 6 kilometer (about 3.7 mile) long shipping channel, turning basin and berth...
  • APM Terminals Gothenburg Orders STS, Gantry Cranes
    A Liebherr straddle carrier destined for ECT.Liebherr Container Cranes has received an order from APM Terminals Gothenburg in Sweden for two ship-to-shore cranes and two rail-mounted gantry cranes. The STS cranes have an outreach of 65 meters (about 213 feet), allowing them to work on container vessels with up to 24...
  • Shifting Policies and Priorities: Staying Ahead of China Logistics
    David Hartman, Director of Blue Canyon Partner's China practice, has worked for more than 20 years with companies developing their business in China. In this podcast, he discusses changes in China's economic policy focus and the move of manufacturing inland. This podcast is Part 1 in a series leading up to...
  • Piracy Trends Fuel Lower Insurance Premiums
    Boatswain's Mate 1st Class Jeffrey Sparks, right, and Ensign Timothy McDaniel of the U.S. Navy navigate a rigid-hull inflatable boat toward the Chinese destroyer Harbin (DDG 112) to recover sailors assigned to the guided-missile destroyer USS Mason (DDG 87) during a U.S. and Chinese counter-piracy exercise. Photo by Mass Communication...

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Capes pass $40k
    A week after bursting past $30,000 daily capesize rates today broke through the $40,000 per day barrier.
  • Khanna's comeback
    The former operations chief of Greek bulker and tanker owner DryShips is breaking back into shipping after forging a partnership with a leading private equity firm.
  • Concordia's three-year legacy
    Micky Arison admitted today it will take up to three years to recover the reputation and financial performance of Carnival Corp's Costa brand following the Costa Concordia tragedy.
  • Zamakona delays again
    Astilleros Zamakona has delayed delivery of a Solvtrans newbuilding for a second time.
  • Scorpio in $250m move
    Scorpio Bulkers is about to raise at least $250m in the Oslo over-the-counter market in a deal that could support acquisition of 20 more vessels, market sources tell TradeWinds.
  • Nanjing stuck in red
    China's Nanjing Tanker is still at risk of delisting in Shanghai after it forecast a possible fourth consecutive year of losses.
  • Lisin lines up $300m splash
    Russian tycoon Vladimir Lisin's Volga Shipping has ordered 20 new cargoships at affiliate shipyard Oka.
  • Bumi VL attacked
    A Bumi Armada VLCC was boarded by armed men yesterday in the seventh attack this year on a tanker at anchorage in Nipah, Indonesia.
  • Miniature Titanic tested
    A wooden model of the proposed Titanic II cruiseship has been given a thorough examination in Germany.
  • Hapag replaces top two
    Hapag-Lloyd has today appointed two new executives to replace its chief executive and chief operating officer who will both depart next year.
  • Meem crew supplied
    An Indian court has been told the crew of a cargoship arrested off Alang have now received fresh food and medical supplies.
  • No let up for Rongsheng
    China Rongsheng Heavy Industries is facing yet another legal challenge over its failure to follow through with a takeover of an engine maker.
  • Tanker master held
    The Spanish master of the grounded tanker Zebron has been arrested following an alcohol test in Sweden.
  • Dry back to black
    All core segments of the dry-cargo market will sneak back into profit next year for the first time since 2010, it is claimed.
  • Vroon ERRV prangs platform
    Around 40 UK offshore workers have been airlifted after a Vroon emergency response and rescue vessel (ERRV) struck the gas platform they were on.
  • Cruise cancelled
    Princess Cruises has cancelled Royal Princess' Mediterranean cruise after a power failure.
  • STX PO ups limit
    Restructuring bulker owner STX Pan Ocean has increased the potential amount of its short-term borrowing by KRW 200bn ($186m).
  • Two for one, plus change
    An early autumn rally in the capesize market could see charterers split cargos between two panamax vessels with money to spare.
  • Boskalis in Russian double
    Dutch dredging giant Royal Boskalis Westminster has bagged a second contract for work on a new Russian port.
  • Grieg adds supramaxes
    Norway's Grieg Star has added two more ships to its supramax orderbook in China.
  • Luksic plays major hand
    Chile's Luksic family has dug deep to help CSAV complete the first round of a $330m fundraiser which will help pay for a series of newbuildings.
  • Bulker immortalised
    A UK-built bulker has received a rare honour by featuring in a new set of six maritime-themed Royal Mail stamps.
  • Schettino blames helmsman
    Costa Concordia captain Francisco Schettino has told an Italian court that the disaster was caused by his helmsman.
  • Trogir chops 350 jobs
    Croatian shipyard Brodtrogir is laying off 350 workers following privatisation.
  • STX delays drillship work
    STX Offshore & Shipbuilding has stopped construction work on a deepwater drillship.
  • Maersk warns on MRs
    Maersk Tankers has warned that the over ordering of MR tankers threatens to damage the positive prospects of the products sector.
  • Transocean eyes 10
    Transocean is looking to order up to 10 high-specification jack-up drilling rigs in deals worth more than $2bn.
  • Nipah sees double attack
    Tankers at Indonesia's Nipah Anchorage have been subjected to two robbery attempts in less than a week.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Freight forwarders foresee Russian Customs issues
    Trade with Russia and other countries relying on transit through Russia may be interrupted unless a solution to the conflict over the country's involvement in trade interface requirements (TIR) is solved, according to CLECAT and FIATA.
  • Hapag-Lloyd names Damco exec CEO
    Rolf Habben-Jansen, who has been chief executive of Damco, the freight forwarding arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk Group, since 2009, will become chairman of the executive board and CEO of Hapag-Lloyd on July 1, 2014.
  • IATA downgrades airline industry profitability expectation
    The global airline industry will generate $11.7 billion in profit on $708 billion in revenues. In June, the organization projected profits of $12.7 billion, but slow growth in key markets caused it to revise its prediction.
  • Vitran sells U.S. LTL business
    Vitran has agreed to a $2 million sale of its U.S. less-than-truckload business to an entity controlled by Matthew Moroun, and industry watchers now think the company's Canadian business could be next.
  • U.S. allows Australian litchi, mango imports
  • Ex-Im Bank names Slacik head of export finance
  • Lord appointed ITC administrative law judge
  • DHL: U.S.-Africa trade to increase
  • American, US Airways extend merger deadline
  • Wang, Evergreen Marine Corp. chairman, dies
  • N.J. governor vetoes trucking bill
  • IAG Cargo commences Chengdu service
  • Executive moves

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2013
  • Sulphur limits: IMO should offer 'guidance' on fuel types
    Bunker player wants clarification as to whether fuel oil or distillates should be used.
  • Prices mainly soft in Fujairah
    Suez market firming.
  • Prices falling across Europe
    Rotterdam market soft.
  • Carnival repeats backing for scrubbers: Q3 profits down
    Carnival 'will take a lead' in developing scrubber design'.
  • Greener shipping - hot air, or...?
    How did I defend the motion - 'This House believes that the demands for ever-greener shipping are so much hot air' at the WISTA UK grand debate?
  • Sides harden over Russian bunkering dispute
    Russian bunker companies' frustration takes them to court.
  • Maersk Line investing in fuel-efficiency technology
    Investment offers 'a very attractive payback'.
  • Court ruling a 'welcome rebuke' to anti-ECA campaign
    'Alaskan officials seem to prioritise the interests of shipping companies over the health of residents.'
  • More cash for green maritime projects
    Move forms part of Blue Denmark initiative and includes LNG as marine fuel.
  • Bunker markets soft in Asian hubs
    Supplies of bunker fuels were fine at key Asian ports on Tuesday.
  • Fuel system technology firm looking for production partner
    'This could be one of the company's most important decisions.'
  • Bulk carrier takes North West Passage to Finland
    'The fuel savings alone add up to $80,000,' says Nordic Bulk Carriers.
  • Ulstein Verft delivers final PSV to group subsidiary
    Blue Protector has 'optimal combination' of fuel-efficiency and deadweight, says shipyard.

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