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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2015
  • Chinese navy carries out more drills in disputed areas of South China Sea
  • CMA CGM levies US$150/TEU rate hike from Asia to the Comoros January 1
  • Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port to raise capacity to 2.5 million TEU by 2017
  • Canadian Pacific train derails in Edmonton, spills Styrene into a ditch
  • With MSC and OOCL direct calls, Gothenburg's assets accumulate rapidly
  • Port of Virginia surpasses 200,000 TEU for ninth consecutive month
  • Australian eco-protesters chain selves to coal loaders to block exports
  • CN pledges US$5 million to assist Syrian refugees resettling in Canada
  • Crowley adds 400 reefer boxes to fleet to be ready for current season
  • Cathay, Dragonair November air cargo volume falls 3pc to 160,120 tonnes
  • KL airport unsure if Swift isn't pulling a fast one in claiming three 747s
  • Pudong's PACTL posts 6,82pc gain to 1,458,263 tonnes in first 11 months
  • IATA upwardly revises airlines profit 5.1 per cent for 2016
  • Air China commences Beijing-Auckland service with Airbus A330-200
  • Frankfurt cargo volume hurt by November Lufthansa strike, falls 3.6pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • Box spot rates soar
  • COSCON & CSCL to commence business integration at beginning of 2016
  • G6 Alliance to operate its service structure as aligned through 2016
  • GAC celebrates 30 years in India
  • India Cold Chain Show 2015 opens tomorrow
  • MSC announces service changes between Asia & Latin America
  • Salalah announces new service calls
  • TCC & University of Southern California Viterbi School of Engineering develop new method to cut emissions from merchant ships
  • APM Terminals Pipavav acquires three highly advanced cranes from China as part of expansion plan
  • CCCI requests Gadkari to restore 'sub-lease' clause in Land Use Policy for Major Ports
  • HDPEL plans JV to avoid disinvestment
  • Port of Antwerp set for 200 mt in 2015
  • Govt may allot 10 pc in road projects to farmers
  • INR plunges below 67 level on heavy dollar demand
  • Overseas investors eyeing Indian warehouses
  • Free market shuts down when the law overextends

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2015
  • Is it really greener?
  • New transportation infrastructure director in USA
  • Last flight of Air France "jumbo jet"
  • From Prangl with love
  • Finnlines' Voionmaa takes FSA chair
  • Largest private fleet of CNG semitrucks in USA
  • THY introducing Indian Ocean islands service
  • Port of Emmelsum no longer unplugged
  • More contributions to a cleaner environment
  • Big shoes to fill at HHLA
  • Take a glimpse into the future in Singapore
  • Gulf Air launches two new Pakistan destinations
  • Narrow Aisle spreading out to Middle East
  • MacAndrews and OPDR calling Tilbury
  • Freight load decreased in Russia
  • Duisport's traffic management system to start in 2016
  • Royal Jordanian flourishing again in Far East
  • Singpost's top string-puller to leave
  • Merger mission almost accomplished
  • Eurotunnel back to normal?
  • Largest ever aircraft lands at Antarctic airport
  • Busy days for Network Rail workers

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IHS Maritimeweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • Qatar's Halul Offshore culls two anchor handlers ordered at India's L&T yard
    India's L&T Shipbuilding Ltd, the shipbuilding unit of Larsen & Toubro Ltd, is saddled with two anchor handlers after Qatar's Halul Offshore Services Company W.L.L cancelled the contract. The two anchor handling, towing, supply and standby vessels with a bollard pull of 150 metric tonnes each were part of a...
  • Commentary: China's resolve in addressing port and ship emissions
    Ship smoke. Credit: HasenpuschChina finally bit the bullet and issued national rules to curb emissions from ships at its main port areas. The new rules require ships berthing at main ports in the control areas of the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Bay rim to use fuel...
  • China demonstrates resolve to address port and shipping emissions
    China finally bit the bullet and issued national rules to curb emissions from ships at its main port areas. The new rules require ships berthing at main ports in the control areas of the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River Delta and Bohai Bay rim to use fuel with a sulphur...
  • Dolphin Group in bankruptcy petition after restructuring efforts fail
    Polar Duke, operated by Dolphin Geophysical. Credit: FolofliteDolphin Group, the listed Norwegian owner of seven seismic survey vessels, has decided to file for bankruptcy after efforts to restructure the company's business and finances had failed. The company said it had explored numerous alternatives with a view to reach an agreement with...
  • Ocean Signal-Backed Lizzy Foreman Highlights Importance of Safety Devices after Mini Transat Success
    Sponsored by Ocean Signal, solo sailor Lizzy Foreman has highlighted the importance of safety equipment for all mariners following a successful debut in this year's Mini Transat Iles de Guadeloupe. The 25-year-old, who finished as the first female and the first Briton overall in the Series class and in 31st place...
  • Japan yard orders surge in November
    A shipyard in Japan. Photo: Japan Ship Exporters AssociationOrders at Japanese shipyards rocketed 223% in November as shipowners rushed to build ships that will comply with the International Maritime Organisation's new standards, which will take effect from July 2016. Figures from the Japan Ship Exporters' Association show that its member shipyards received...
  • Icon Offshore secures USD5.1 million contract
    Malaysia-listed Icon Offshore has secured a MYR22.1 million (USD5.1 million) contract from an oil major amid the market down-cycle. Under the contract, the offshore services provider will supply one utility tug vessel through its wholly owned subsidiary, Icon Offshore group. The duration of the contract will last for three years with...
  • NOL sale to cushion impact of COSCO-China Shipping merger on Westports
    Port Kelang, Malaysia. Credit: AffeldtThe impact of the impending merger between Chinese state-owned shipping giants COSCO and China Shipping on Malaysia's Westports would be cushioned by CMA CGM's planned buyout of Neptune Orient Lines, CIMB Securities has opined. On 7 December 2015, French line CMA CGM announced its plan to purchase...
  • Indian police arrests Indonesian captain for alleged oil smuggling
    The Indian police has arrested a captain of a cargo ship off Mumbai, India, for alleged illegal bunkering transfer and sales. Shamshul Bakhri, an Indonesian captain of cargo vessel Kresh Jade, was singled out by the police for his involvement in an alleged fuel oil-smuggling racket operating off Mumbai. According to the...
  • CSCL to exit containers as China Cosco takes over box trade
    HONG KONG - China Shipping Container Lines will exit the container trade under a the merged and reorganised China Cosco Shipping Group, selling its box business to Cosco in a move that raises questions about the carrier's continued participation in the O3 Alliance it shares with CMA CGM and UASC.CSCL...

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • Merger with Cosco would mean an exit from container shipping sector for China Shipping
  • IATA and FIATA air cargo deal finally ready for take-off, but CASS still a sticking point
  • A day at 'the gulag': what it's like to work at Sports Direct's warehouse
  • Collaboration the only viable way to protect the pharma supply chain, warns GSK
  • The fate of America's iconic 747 jet is in hands of Moscow firm
  • Buffett's BNSF may outbid CP's offer for Norfolk Southern

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • Austal to build two more Cape Class patrol vessels
  • Transpetro cancels two LPG newbuilds at Vard Promar
  • Morocco orders five 60 knot Damen Interceptors
  • Detyens Shipyards take delivery of new floating dry dock
  • IMO pledges to continue work on GHG emissions
  • Blount Boats building Chicago tour boat
  • First 18,000 TEU box ship is on its way to U.S.A.
  • Germany's first LNG fueled newbuild makes maiden voyage
  • NASSCO launches first SEA-Vista ECO tanker
  • Two indicted in "magic pipe" case
  • Shipping not in COP21 agreement: Now what?

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • Coast Guard port captains close Pacific Northwest maritime entrances
  • Chinese container lines plan to consolidate assets
  • CMA CGM adding service covering Med/Gulf/Ecuador
  • DOT emergency funds set for Oregon, Washington road repairs
  • G6 Alliance services not affected by deal for Neptune Orient Lines

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • VLCC spot earnings dip but remain above $100,000 per day
    Fall reflects end-December loading schedule, but start of January schedule should inject new vigour into market
  • Port of Salalah opens new general cargo and liquid bulk terminal
    New facility adds 20m tonnes of dry cargo and 6m tonnes of liquid bulk cargo annual handling capacity
  • Teekay Tankers sets new dividend policy
    Declared dividend for fourth quarter of 2015 to increase four times to $0.12 per share
  • Reederei Buss secures partnership lifeline with Liberty One
    Fleet of 33 to come under control of Dietrich Schulz
  • Pressure still on for shipping to curb CO2
  • Investors lack faith in Cosco and China Shipping merger
    China Cosco leads the share price fall with big challenges in its box shipping business
  • More liner redundancies likely, says SeaIntel
    Latest study concludes there is room for 33,000 job losses if carriers follow Maersk Line's lead
  • Pre-Christmas activity likely to inspire handysize market
    Pacific markets see renewed strength though other trades remain weak
  • Shipper leaders question US container weight check guidelines
    US Coast Guard does not understand complexity of the supply chain, says AgTC's Friedmann
  • Global operator lined up for new Canadian container terminal
    Talks underway with numerous suitors, says project's chief executive
  • German flag decline is existential threat, VDR argues
    Shrinking fleet will hit entire maritime cluster, says Hartmann
  • Dolphin files for bankruptcy
    Board unanimously agrees there is no basis for continued operation
  • Trade unions reject proposal from Rotterdam port authorities and employers
    Industrial action commenced Friday after recent disagreement
  • Clipper Group picks Peter Norborg as chief executive
    Mr Norborg to start work on April 1, 2016
  • Petrobras unit cancels gas carrier contracts with Vard
    Ships are final two of series of eight LPG carriers worth $536m
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping firms up orders for four VLCCs
    CMES will finance the orders via loans as well as its own funds
  • Port of Antwerp signs twinning pact with Guangzhou
    Agreement to let both parties explore more commercial ventures
  • US Coast Guard shuts Pacific Northwest ports on rough sea conditions
    Storm debris in waterways poses danger to marine transportation
  • Time charter rates for bulkers fall to near record lows
    Weak sentiment for year ahead as most owners shy away from period deals
  • Port of Houston Authority sets new record for container traffic handled
    Port's container traffic surpasses the 2m teu mark for first time
  • Cruising going east
    Chinese shipyards are staring at huge gaps in their orderbooks. A deal with Cantieri and Carnival could see them moving into passengerships

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • FMC collects $334,000 in fines from seven firms
  • Antwerp to tap 'Belt and Road' initiative via pact with Guangzhou port
  • Volume decline at Russia's Baltic ports slows
  • US ports eye more automation as discharges from large vessels intensify
  • Shippers' guide to the container weight mandate
  • Shipping industry divided over Paris climate accord
  • ODFL expands LTL trucking footprint in St. Louis, Midwest
  • Maritime mergers seen as unlikely to spur more carrier consolidation
  • Baltimore gets EPA funds to replace older trucks
  • Volume rockets at Abu Dhabi's Khalifa Port
  • Liner mergers to impact Westports transshipment
  • Mega-ship era hits the trans-Pacific trade

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • Watchdog finds MarAd policies deficient
    DOT inspector says agency has carried out changes but risk mitigation documentation lacking.
  • New York shares slip as energy slumps
    Teekay Offshore, Pyxis Tankers and ISH lose more than 10% despite broader market rise.
  • Ocean Rig debt gets cut
    The George Economou-led drillship operator sees another Moody's downgrade.
  • Economou lends to DryShips
    The New York-listed company takes step to avoid delisting, with reverse split eyed.
  • Taiwan Navigation edges up Q3 profit
    Taiwanese bulker owner ups earnings as operating costs fall.
  • Passenger lost from Saga cruiseship
    70-year-old woman went missing on journey from UK to the Caribbean for the holidays.
  • Norwegian joins Nasdaq-100 stock index
    Cruiseship owner placed on list of New York exchange's largest non-financial stocks.
  • Icon utility boat in long-term contract
    Malaysian offshore vessel owner scores deal to support production and well services.
  • US rig count loses two offshore units
    Just 23 offshore drilling rigs now in operation in the US Gulf market, Baker Hughes says.
  • Saga passenger thought to have gone overboard
    70-year-old woman went missing on journey from UK to the Caribbean for the holidays.
  • Strike looms over Rotterdam
    Dutch port faces industrial action early in the New Year as workers react to automation plans.
  • Boxes overboard
    US line Matson investigating how it lost 12 containers from vessel off California.
  • Teekay Tankers boosts dividend and nets loan
    Kevin Mackay-led owner reveals switch to floating payout and arrival of major refinancing package.
  • Safargo inks tanker double
    Singapore bulker owner linked to move into bitumen shipping with deal at Huangpu Wenchong.
  • CMA CGM adds service
    French owner launches new international route to carry Ecuadorian bananas.
  • Anchor-handler earnings hit year-high
    Owners securing $130,000 per day for rig moves as North Sea spot fleet approaches sell-out.
  • Paris agreement controversy
    Newly signed climate deal welcomed by ICS but NGOs wary of absence of shipping from final text.
  • ABG Shipyard deal "off"
    Attempt to sell loss-making Indian yard to Abu Dhabi investor reportedly fails.
  • Trafigura boosts dry business
    Giant trader and shipowner makes a profit from bulkers through index-linking of time-chartered fleet.
  • Cheniere CEO exits
    Market abuzz with what board changes will mean for pioneering US exporter.
  • Silver lining amid bulker market blues
    Martin Stopford questions if today's depressed market offers another "magic moment" for buying bulkers.
  • Talks failure hits HMM
    Owner's share price drops 14% after negotiations with North Korea end without restoring tourism to Mount Kumgang.
  • DSME HQ deal "fails"
    Report claims Mirae fund has not raised the $151m needed to buy Korean shipbuilder's head office.
  • Should investors take a peek at products?
    Morgan Stanley says gap between products tanker rates and stock prices is worth exploring.
  • Dolphin Group files
    Seismic vessel operator to seek bankruptcy protection after talks with stakeholders fail.
  • CIMC share shifts pockets
    Ownership of China International Marine Containers to change after giant Chinese merger.
  • Ren slams state support of shipbuilders
    Yangzijiang boss critical of bailouts as his yard eyes partnerships to crack the LNG market.
  • Cosco, CSG shares hammered
    CCHC and CSCL see a quarter wiped off their value after merger announcement; tanker owner CSDC prospers however.
  • "Asset restructuring" ahead
    Cosco and CSG look for economies of scale as more details of merger are released.
  • Indian yards call for support
    Recently announced government subsidies may not be enough to help firms compete globally, say experts.
  • Transpetro cans LPG newbuilding duo
    Brazilian oil major's tanker arm looks to walk away from delayed orders, but may face compensation claim.
  • VDR voices German fleet concerns
    Trade body says further decline in size of merchant fleet poses threat to Germany as a maritime location.
  • Oceanfleet chief charged
    Engineers formally charged in Greek open-hatch bulker 'magic pipe' polution case.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • House passes Customs reauthorization bill
  • IMO welcomes COP21 agreement to control global warming
  • BlueWater Reporting Carrier Report: APL sale rumors turn to reality
  • Port of Salalah inaugurates new cargo terminal
  • Airport cargo volumes see sluggish growth in October
  • GRI Roundup: CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd
  • IATA: 'Subdued' air cargo demand to continue in 2016
  • Two ship engineers indicted for illegal oil discharges
  • HKIA reports 3.1% decline in November cargo throughput
  • COSCO, China Shipping merger would see CSCL exit container trade

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2015
  • ICE Brent closes nearly flat after testing 2008-09 crisis lows
    ICE January Brent settled 1 cent lower at $37.92/b. NYMEX January crude settled 69 cents higher at $36.31/b.
  • IMO to press ahead with scheme to monitor bunker consumption
    UN agency welcomes the Paris climate change accord.
  • Strike threat hangs over Rotterdam
    Dispute rooted in Job fears and automation plans.
  • Crude oil prices resume their fall
    'Absolutely no chance' that Iran will limit its output.
  • OW ship arrest dispute resolved
    Physical supplier had been paid but ship operator settles with bank.
  • Paris deal a 'disappointment' to some, admits ICS
    But International Chamber of Shipping welcomes the agreement and predicts that IMO member states will deliver CO2 cuts.
  • LNG-fuelled ferry makes debut
    Ship will operate in environmentally sensitive area in North Sea.
  • Singapore November bunker fuel sales rise 9.5% on month to 3.98 million mt
    No recorded sales of 180 CST LSFO or 500 CST LSFO in November, says MPA data.
  • Cockett Marine Oil executive changes portfolio
    Cem Saral starts new role as Group Chief Operating Officer.
  • ECA Watch: What's the score?
    Developments have not been quite as predicted with regards to prices, compliance, fuel quality or the attractiveness of alternatives to MGO.

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