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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
  • Maersk CEO demands container line profit of US$150m in final quarter
  • Pakistan's KICT celebrates achieving 10 million TEU milestone
  • Cargo crime up more than 10pc in Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • Panama Canal welcomes world's first LNG-powered box ship
  • MAN to carry out world's first container ship dual-fuel LNG retrofit
  • TransAtlantic sells container operations to X-Press Feeders for US$3.3m
  • New container design aimed at eliminating the need to ship empty boxes
  • Nordic Tankers & Borealis Maritime merge
  • DHL expands multimodal network to link Taiwan to mainland China and Europe
  • Lack of cold storage capacity for air freight in China
  • Talks underway for new airfreight cargo screening regulations
  • Alex Cruz to become new British Airways chief executive
  • Frankfurt airport's January-September cargo volume contracts by 2.4pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Bahri organises get-together in Mumbai to mark visit of key management representatives
  • CMA CGM to improve service between East Africa & Europe by upgrading NOURA EXPRESS service
  • HANSA HEAVY LIFT transports three tugboats to Malaysia
  • Kerry Logistics appoints new Managing Director for Europe
  • Liberia launches enhanced web-based liability certificate facility
  • Maersk Line marginally grows volumes in Q3
  • NOL confirms preliminary talks on potential acquisition
  • SCFI spot rates down after major high
  • Centre may levy anti-dumping duty on dry battery imports from China, Vietnam
  • JSW Jaigarh Port handles first container vessel
  • Kakinada Container Terminal launched
  • GatewayRail, in association with NYK India & APMT Pipavav, commences weekly dedicated train service between Pipavav and ICD-Faridabad (Piyala)/ICD-Garhi Harsaru
  • Rail freight productivity in Q1 falls for first time since 2010
  • CommMin to depute officials to Russia to find ways to ship dairy products
  • Core sector grows by 3.2 pc in Sept.

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 11, 2015
  • Miami's manager wants more
  • Rush-hour lorry ban will not enhance safety
  • Contargo in Ukrrichflot's wake
  • Lessor investing in new traction
  • Cooperation signed and sealed in Zurich
  • Contship splashing out on handling capacity
  • High calibre promotion at Ryder
  • Finance veteran joins NCSPA
  • Want a dog? Get one from the TSA
  • 1,000 locomotives for Indian Railways
  • Be sure to have your say in next LPI!
  • Brussels - semi-happy with cargo
  • Rotterdam raising the rates
  • Paul brings up new cannon
  • Agility tables Q3 results
  • More intermodal links to German ports
  • New line unveiled in Dubai
  • Aging plane crashes in South Sudan
  • New members flocking to Tiaca

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IHS Maritimeweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • US Jones Act fleet safety called into question after El Faro
    Sonar equipment deployed in El Faro search. Credit: US NavyThe deadliest marine casualty in recent history involving a US-flagged cargo vessel has called into question the safety of the United State's Jones Act fleet and scrutiny of the country's maritime regulations. When the ro-ro container ship El Faro sank in...
  • Neptun Werft wins double-ended ferry order
    Rostock-based Neptun Werft has secured a second ferry order from German owners. At the end of last month Wyker Dampfschiffs-Reederei Fohr Amrun (WDR) contracted the shipyard to build a repeat ferry similar to the double-ended ferry Schleswig-Holstein that Neptun delivered to the owners in December 2011. The new ferry will be...
  • Carriers on Asia/Europe routes perform better than trans-Pacific, says report
    Container trade. Credit: Port of HamburgCarriers on the Asia-Europe trade were on time more often in the past 12 months than their trans-Pacific counterparts, according to a study of container shipping schedule reliability by CargoSmart. The shipping software solutions provider, launched by OOCL in October 2000, reviewed the schedule reliability of the three main east-west trades...
  • Taking corporate social responsibility seriously at ports
    I sat up and took notice the other day when something you don't see too often crossed my desk. A press release jointly issued by five of the world's largest global terminal operators and one major port authority that announced the successful completion of a joint global environmental initiative. The...
  • Klaveness sells five self-unloading vessels to Canada's Algoma and CSL
    Klaveness Ship Holding (KSH), part of the Norwegian privately-owned ship-owning group Torvald Klaveness, has agreed to sell five self-unloading bulk carriers to Canadian principals, the Norwegian company said in a statement. Under the terms of the agreement, affiliates of Algoma Central Corporation, and CSL Group will each acquire two vessels and...
  • Hurtigruten refit contract revives Norway's Fosen shipyard
    Fosen Yard, Norway. Credit: PAA contract to refurbish five Hurtigruten ships has breathed new life into the Fosen shipyard in Rissa on the west coast of Norway after bankruptcy of its previous owner. Hurtigruten, which operates a coastal express ferry service in Norway and expedition cruising, will invest a total of NOK550...
  • Tallink sells ferry then leases it back to cover route
    Superstar can carry 2,080 passengers. Credit: John PagniEstonia's Tallink Grupp has announced a sale-charterback deal for its fast ferry Superstar. The vessel was sold to - and leased back from - its subsidiary Tallink Superfast Ltd and Medinvest SpA, which operates as Corsica Ferries Group for EUR91.5 million (USD98.4 million). Superstar will continue...
  • Taking corporate social responsibility seriously
    I sat up and took notice the other day when something you don't see too often crossed my desk. A press release jointly issued by five of the world's largest global terminal operators and one major port authority that announced the successful completion of a joint global environmental initiative. The...
  • Newbuilding LNG Carrier for Kansai Electric Power Named LNG JUROJIN
    Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL; President & CEO: Junichiro Ikeda) today took part in a naming ceremony for the newbuilding liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier (*1) LNG JUROJIN, which is co-owned by MOL and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. (KEPCO; President and Director: Makoto Yagi; Headquarters: Osaka City, Osaka Prefecture),...
  • Australia transport watchdog unimpressed with ship safety
    Two seafarers almost died at Port Hedland. Credit: PAThe International Safety Management (ISM) Code introduced in 1993 is failing seafarers, according to Australia's accident investigation centre. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau's (ATSB's) general manager for Surface Safety Investigations Peter Foley told IHS Fairplay that where the Ships of Shame report in 1992 was a...
  • Former CP Ships chief Ray Miles passes away at 71
    Raymond R. Miles, who headed CP Ships and Canada Maritime and helped shape the course of container shipping during a 43-year transportation career, died on Friday after a brief illness. He was 71. Miles began his career in 1972 with Ocean Transport & Trading in Liverpool. He was named executive vice...

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Sudden surge in air freight demand ex-Asia sees backlog build up
  • Desperate Asia-Europe carriers hope new GRIs will kickstart a happier new year
  • CEVA narrows losses in what its claims are 'robust' Q3 results
  • Qatar eyes a stake in more airlines, while Etihad opts for more 777Fs
  • TAL and Triton merge to become biggest intermodal freight container lessor
  • Ecuador looks to air freight transhipment for growth as flower market peaks
  • Farewell to a father figure of container shipping as Ray Miles dies at 71
  • Qatar Airways Cargo announces two Pharma Express routes from India

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Clyde Marine Services gets its first Damen ASD tug
  • Atwood extends drillship contract, negotiating Brazil job
  • Royal Caribbean orders another seven BWTS retrofits
  • DSME hit by second fatal fire within months
  • Two provisional winners in NJ offshore wind lease sale
  • Klaveness unloads its self-unloaders
  • Vane Brothers takes delivery of latest Maryland-built tug
  • Crowley establishes two new business units
  • Joe Mayhall joins Bollinger Shipyards

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Panama Canal responding to high backlog of vessels
  • Los Angeles Port Commission Oks three FEMA grants
  • Jim Quinn named chairman of port association board
  • Crowley Maritime nets go-ahead for Canadian LNG imports
  • Mitsui celebrates naming of new LNG carrier

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • 'Garnet' sale hits Diana Containerships results
    Owner posts net loss as lower charter rates also nibble at earnings
  • Profit-sharing lifts Navios Acquisition to record results
    Owner confirms double VLCC purchase but is also buying back own stock
  • Why smart and small still works
    Smaller owners are often more clever at inserting themselves as intermediaries in maritime supply chains
  • Growth in transpacific traffic starts to slow
    But box volumes from Asia to North America remain healthy and particularly to Canada's Pacific Northwest
  • Another fire breaks out at DSME yard
    One worker is killed and seven are injured
  • OSG issues rare warning on US Jones Act tanker market
    Softening market conditions and regulatory compliance costs to weigh on decision to scrap six US-flag articulated tug barges
  • Pitfalls remain in post-sanctions Iran
    Counterparty due diligence in respect to terrorism and human rights issues must be maintained, while restrictions are still in place with regard to 'US persons'
  • DP World Australia and Tasports join forces to develop Tasmanian terminal
    Terminal operators announce plans for a new 2m teu facility at Port Burnie with laws restricting the movement of domestic cargo expected to be lifted
  • Arronax: EU-backed Mona Lisa project on track to demonstrate achievements
    Is Mona Lisa 2.0 the shipping industry's smart phone moment - You don't know you need it till you get it?
  • Better rates boost Gener8 profits to $32m
    Peter Georgiopoulos-led tanker giant sees 148% rise in voyage revenues in June-September
  • Qube announces Asciano takeover plan
    Ports firm Qube's offer narrowly beats rival bid from Canadian asset manager Brookfield
  • Yang Ming chairman: Ultra large containerships? Just say no
    Carriers need to call it quits on the war for market share, says Lu
  • El Faro operations halted due to Tropical Storm Kate
    Storm strengthening as it moves away from the Bahamas
  • Seatrade to acquire four handysize reeferships
    Ships to be delivered from Guangxin Shipbuilding & Heavy Industry's facility in Zhongshan, China, in 2017
  • Triton and TAL all-stock merger to create world's largest intermodal container lessor
    New holding company is expected to be listed in New York
  • Safe Bulkers posts $7.5m loss
    Dry bulk operator feels impact of cancellation in wake of Daiichi Chuo meltdown

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Brazil trucker strike to intensify as Santos stevedores join in
    Credit: Pedro VicenteStevedores at Brazil's port of Santos, Latin America's largest container port, will join striking independent truck drivers demanding the resignation of President Dilma Rousseff. The truckers have caused limited disruption throughout the country since their demonstration began Monday, but the lay off of 4,000 workers from the Usiminas steel...
  • What shippers should consider when choosing a port
    Rich Higgins, director of global logistics at Rockport Group, recently told the New England Cargo Symposium in Foxboro, Massachusetts what should be asked and considered whenever a shipper evaluates which port to integrate into its supply chain. First, to qualify for integration into the shipper's supply chain, a port must be...
  • November forecast to be a strong month for US ports
    Retailers anticipate a jolly November for U.S. ports, with the National Retail Federation predicting that containerized imports will increase 8.3 percent over November 2014. Furthermore, last-minute importers of holiday merchandise should experience little if any port congestion. "Conditions aren't perfect, but the ports are running reasonably well," said Jonathan Gold, vice...
  • Weather, influx of larger ships behind recent Panama Canal delays
    Nearly a month after a queue of ships began to mount on either side of the Panama Canal, canal authorities say they are now taking steps to expedite the traffic, decrease transit times and reduce the current backlog of vessels. Despite claims to the otherwise, the Panama Canal Authority said the...
  • Industry collaboration could be key to more than port congestion
    I sat up and took notice the other day when something you don't see too often crossed my desk: a press release jointly issued by five of the world's largest global terminal operators and one major port authority that announced the successful completion of a joint global environmental initiative. The activities...
  • Race to the top heats up for global transportation companies
    2015 is coming to a close, and there have been numerous events over the last year that will shape how the ranking of the world's top transportation and logistics companies looks at the end of 2016. Although UPS is currently the world's largest transportation company, its reign may be short-lived,...
  • VIDEO: Reliability one of shippers' biggest concerns
    Chris Logan, senior director, trade development, Georgia Ports Authority, discusses challenges facing shippers, cargo diversions, and the expansion of the Panama Canal with Alessandra Barrett, senior content director, JOC, at the JOC Inland Distribution Conference in Memphis, Tennessee, in September. Other highlights of JOC.com's coverage from the JOC Inland Distribution Conference...
  • Brazil's second-largest container terminal set to begin dredging
    Brazil's second-largest container terminal, Terminal de Conteineres de Paranaguá at the port of Paranagua, will soon be able to handle ships of more than 10,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units as a result of dredging. The Administração dos Portos de Paranaguá e Antonina, the port authority for Paranagua, which is also Brazil's biggest port...
  • Kintetsu World Express's net profit soars
    Kintetsu World Express Inc.'s group net profit surged 40 percent year-over-year in the first half of the fiscal year on the back of solid revenue growth driven by a weaker yen and brisk overseas cargo movements, especially in the U.S. The Tokyo-based company posted a net profit of 4.140 billion yen...
  • Odessa port begins expansion work
    Odessa portCapacity at Ukraine's Odessa seaport will increase to 400,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units annually by 2017 thanks to the addition of a second phase to the existing container terminal. The $220 million expansion will take place despite the fact Odessa's container volume has fallen 12.5 percent year-over-year to 271,200 TEUs from January...
  • Adani Group buys Kattupalli Port
    Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, the biggest India port operator, reached an agreement to acquire Kattupalli Port, a minor port complex built by domestic engineering group Larsen & Toubro Ltd. "APSEZ through its subsidiary Adani Kattupalli Port Pvt. Ltd. has entered into an arrangement to take over the operations of...
  • Asia-Europe lines more reliable than trans-Pacific, study shows
    HONG KONG - Carriers on the Asia-Europe trade were on time more often in the past 12 months than their trans-Pacific counterparts, according to a study of container shipping schedule reliability by CargoSmart.The shipping software solutions provider, launched by OOCL in October 2000, reviewed the schedule reliability of the three...
  • Felixstowe opens extended mega-ship berth
    The new cranes arriving at the newly-extended berth at Felixstowe.LONDON - The port of Felixstowe has officially inaugurated an extended berth that will enable it to simultaneously handle two mega-ships of more 18,000 twenty-foot-equivalent units of capacity.The U.K.'s largest container port has also acquired three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes to...
  • Rotterdam increases discounts on transshipment cargo and feeders
    The Port of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte 2 terminal, reclaimed from the North Sea.The port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for containers that are transshipped to other Europe ports and has extended the discount for feeder containers.From January the average eight euro ($8.80) tariff for a deep sea container will be...
  • Asia-Europe lines more reliable than trans-Pacific, study shows
    HONG KONG - Carriers on the Asia-Europe trade were on time more often in the past 12 months than their trans-Pacific counterparts, according to a study of container shipping schedule reliability by CargoSmart.The shipping software solutions provider, launched by OOCL in October 2000, reviewed the schedule reliability of the three...
  • Felixstowe opens extended mega ship berth
    LONDON - The port of Felixstowe has officially inaugurated an extended berth that will enable it to simultaneously handle two mega-container vessels of more 18,000 TEUs capacity.The UK's largest container port has also acquired three new ship-to-shore gantry cranes to work on the quay of its newest terminal which has...
  • Rotterdam raises discounts on transshipment cargo and feeders
    The Port of Rotterdam's Maasvlakte 2 terminal, reclaimed from the North Sea.LONDON - The port of Rotterdam has increased the discount for containers that are transshipped to other European ports and has extended the discount for feeder containers.From January the average eight euro ($8.80) tariff for a deep sea container...
  • China's distribution chain faces Singles' Day tsunami of parcels
    China's distribution network can be choked by huge parcel volumes during busy periods.HONG KONG - China's top online retail platforms will be deploying enormous logistics resources to cope with the package volume generated by this week's Nov. 11 Singles' Day shopping festival that could see more than 1.5 billion orders...

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Top Ships falls out of Nasdaq compliance
    New York-listed shipowner receives notice from stock market after price stays below
  • Ferry runs aground off North Carolina
    US authorities help transfer passengers off the Roanoke after incident off Hatteras.
  • TEN price target cut on cautious strategy
    SGS analyst says longer-term charter strategy and low dividend limits upside for shares.
  • Safe sinks 24.5% after dividend suspended
    New York-listed owner's shares plummet after Daiichi termination and quarterly loss.
  • PG Tankers orders duo
    UK owner signs deal for products carriers at RMK Marine in Turkey.
  • Farstad plunges to loss
    Offshore slump hits Norwegian owner as Petrobras cancels PSV deal.
  • Miller cleared to buy Osprey
    UK watchdog approves UK P&I Club manager's move for underwriter.
  • Vessel sale hits Diana
    Containership owner pushed to Q3 loss by scrapping of 1995-built Garnet.
  • Huatai Heavy bags boxships
    Germany's Nordic Hamburg linked to deal for 1,400-teu vessels at Chinese shipbuilder.
  • NNA takes flight
    Navios tanker company posts record Q3 result as it fixes $125m of finance for new VLCC.
  • Pyxis Tankers in profit
    Newly listed Nasdaq owner reveals $2.87m in earnings for first nine months.
  • Ardmore Shipping offloads products pair
    Anthony Gurnee-led owner selling twin vessels purchased from Samho in 2011.
  • Iran's Gulf bunker volumes boom
    Sales of ship fuel have risen 30% since March as Tehran targets UAE supremacy.
  • Spend it like Tsakos
    Analysts suggest higher dividend would be welcomed, but larger payout is not the only way to use cash horde.
  • Phoenix takes Deutschland
    Former Deilmann cruiseship chartered for five years for European voyages.
  • DSME hit by second deadly fire
    One worker killed and seven others injured as another blaze breaks out on VLGC at troubled Korean yard.
  • Tallink sells second ro-pax
    Medinvest of Italy buying again as it pays $98m for Estonian owner's modern ferry.
  • Seaspan seeking CFO
    Finance chief Sai Chu leaves role at boxship owner following 10 years of service.
  • Klaveness cashes five ships in $190m sale
    Norway's Klaveness Ship Holding sells self-unloading fleet to Algoma and CSL Group.
  • Vinalines banks $97m
    Vietnamese shipowner has boosted finances by selling stakes in 34 companies.
  • DeepOcean wins again
    Norwegian owner fixes cable-layer newbuilding to Sumitomo - its third contract.
  • Rieber fixes Polar Onyx
    Norwegian owner finds work for OCV as it settles Ceona charter dispute.
  • Ray Miles dead at 71
    Forty-year veteran who was the force behind CP Ships helped to shape the modern containership industry.
  • Gener8 sees mixed results in Q3
    Better rates and lower fuel costs push Generat8 Maritime into the black, but numbers come up shy of estimates.
  • Solstad posts heavy loss in third quarter
    Weaker revenues and significant foreign exchange losses take their toll at Norwegian operator.
  • CH Offshore takes a hit
    Challenging OSV market impacted by low oil prices drove down demand and charter rates.
  • Triton and TAL merge
    Combination of the two companies set to create world's largest intermodal container lessor.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • SGS acquires minority stake in 'Internet of Things' company
  • CEVA revenues drop, EBITDA increases in Q3
  • AutoPort to process vehicles at Port Canaveral
  • Agility posts mixed Q3 results
  • Port of Thunder Bay reports strong grain, general cargo volumes
  • COSCO, China Shipping 'sensitive' to shipper concerns about merger
  • Allianz launches dedicated logistics unit in North America
  • Linda Morgan, former STB chairman, dies
  • CKYHE Alliance begins blank sailing program
  • Port of Houston commissions tallest marine crane in North America
  • Executive Moves: Crowley and essDOCS
  • CP reportedly eyeing merger with NS
  • Designs on bigger things for LLamasoft?
  • Raymond Miles, founder of CP Ships, dies
  • Commerce: South Korea, Turkey dump pipe
  • U.S. drops South African ag products from AGOA
  • AGCS launches new logistics unit in North America
  • U.S. beef, lamb exports decline in September
  • Yusen upgrades Duisburg site to handle dangerous goods
  • GRI Roundup: Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd
  • FMC reviews 8 OTI license applications
  • Ocean shipping industry set for next wave of consolidation

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 10, 2015
  • Lower bunkers support Gener8's bottom line
    Voyage expenses weakened over last 12-months.
  • Canada: Mothballed storage facility back in use
    Bunker fuel among range of products to be stored.
  • Oil majors regaining bunker market share
    In response to market credit concerns, and more demand for specialist and low sulphur fuels.
  • Oil prices to remain low for the next four years
    IEA says crude oil prices are unlikely to return to $80 a barrel before the end of the decade.
  • Iran eyes bunkering bonanza
    There are big profits to be made, says high-ranking executive.
  • Sulphur rules see SOx levels drop to lowest level in six years
    Canadian port sees double boost from ECA regulations.
  • Intra-Asia owner eyes bunker savings
    With order for two boxships.
  • Tacomo LNG bunkering facility operational in 2017
    Plant to provide LNG bunker fuel to TOTE Marine vessels.
  • Fuel efficient PSVs prove worth in market, says US operator
    With opportunities for growth ahead.
  • IBIA: Fuel quality an issue for Cancun convention
    Vessels still receiving poor quality fuel, says chairman.
  • Intertek: MFMs 'might well change' function of surveyors
    Role remains same but function to differ, says fuel testing agency.
  • Glander International Bunkering expands Geneva office
    Hires Joshua Hawkins as bunker/lubricant trader and team leader.
  • Offshore firm: Fuel efficient PSVs 'attractive' for customers
    'NAO sees opportunities,' says Nordic American Offshore.
  • 'Eco' engine equipped small bulkers command premium
    Survey focused on about 30 ships, out of 8,500-vessel sample pool.
  • Company fined for 'illegallly conducting bunkering operations in Dubai waters'
    Did not have the required permits.




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