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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2015
  • China's trade misses target, but beats global WTO average: Beijing
  • Russia beefs up Syrian supply line with bargain basement rust-buckets
  • DP World mulls expanding Canada's Prince Rupert container terminal
  • Dredging Charleston to 52-feet reaches pre-construction and design phase
  • DC Illinois Democrats against Canadian Pacific-Norfolk Southern merger
  • Canada seeks delay on ratifying Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal
  • 53 states eliminate tariffs on 201 IT products in major WTO trade deal
  • China Southern, Xiamen Airlines to buy US$10 billion in Boeing planes
  • IATA misses its annual target for electronic air waybill penetration
  • Cairo Airport Cargo deploys Hermes air cargo management system

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Asia-Europe volume projected to grow marginally in 2016
  • CMA CGM upgrades its offer to Ecuador by launching new Med Gulf Ecuador service
  • Global shipping may be hit by Chinese slowdown: Fitch
  • MOL transports relief supplies to quake-stricken areas of Nepal
  • Rates on key routes back on the downward trajectory
  • Salalah port inaugurates new deepwater general cargo & liquid bulk terminal
  • Oilmeal export down by 38 pc
  • Growth in cargo handling at Major Ports slows down in April-Nov.
  • India should build port city in Sri Lanka: Karunanayake
  • Indo-Bangla cargo traffic seen almost doubling to $10 bn by 2018
  • Ministry of Finance gives 'in-principle' Viability Gap Funding approval for Vizhinjam port project
  • PPP project implementation at Major Ports has been slow: CAG
  • Conference on International North South Transport Corridor today
  • DB Schenker opens its 2nd largest warehouse in India
  • Coffee output to increase in 2015-16: Board
  • INR appreciates against dollar for fifth straight session
  • Japanese development aid to boost economic activity in North-East
  • What the Federal Reserve's interest rate hike means for the Indian economy

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IHS Maritimeweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Hydroid Introduces New Capability for Lightweight Autonomous Underwater Vehicles
    Line Capture Line Recovery (LCLR) enables autonomous launch and recovery of a vehicle Pocasset, Mass. - December 15, 2015 - Hydroid, Inc., a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime and the leading manufacturer of marine robotic systems, today announced the release of Line Capture Line Recovery (LCLR), a self-contained module that is initially...
  • Van Oord names new cutter suction dredger Mangystau
    Rotterdam, 16 December 2015 - Van Oord has named a new cutter suction dredger at the yard of Damen Dredging Equipment in Nijkerk, the Netherlands. The vessel, which was given the name Mangystau, is the second modified Damen CSD 650 cutter suction dredger in the Van Oord fleet. The naming...
  • Public-private port developments power South Korean economy
    Busan New Port in development. Credit: Busan New PortEasing barriers of entry to private participation in port development has reaped rewards for South Korea. Under the Second Port Hinterland Development Programme, Busan, Incheon, Pyeongtaek-Dangjin, Ulsan, and Gwangyang, worked with manufacturing and logistics companies to develop the port hinterland. According to a statement...
  • KSS Line orders another VLGC
    KSS Line CEO Lee Dae Sung. Credit: Lee Dae SungSouth Korean chemical and LPG shipping company KSS Line said on 21 December that it has ordered an 84,000 m³ very large gas carrier worth KRW92 billion (USD77 million) at Hyundai Heavy Industries in anticipation of winning more long-term shipping contracts. The ship would be built...
  • Box ship charter market fades
    Four geared, 3,800 teu over-Panamaxes were fixed by Hapag-Lloyd. Credit: AffeldtDownward pressure on charter rates for container ships remains fierce as the year nears its close. The New ConTex dropped another 1.2% last week, to 339 points. Year on year, the charters are down 9%. Geared 2,500 teu, gearless 2,700 teu...
  • National Oceanography Centre looks to advanced autonomous systems future
    SeeByte at the Loch Earn trials in November 2015. Credit: SeeByteMarine robotic vehicles are revolutionising marine science by increasing the extent and quality of collected data, but currently require intensive human input for tasks such as piloting. The Autonomous Adaptive Ocean Sampling Network (AAOSN) programme aims to solve this problem...
  • Ports on US West Coast not ready for mega ships
    The US West Coast is not yet ready to handle regular calls from 18,000 teu vessels despite CMA CGM's deployment of mega ship Benjamin Franklin on the trade, according to Drewry. Ports on the West Coast have much work to do in terms of improving productivity if they are to...
  • Ferry sinks in Indonesia leaving 80 missing
    Eighty people are missing after a passenger ferry sank in Makassar, Indonesia, because of stormy weather. The fiberglass ferry was under way from Kolaka to Siwa town in Sulawesi province, Indonesia, on 19 December 2015. A storm occurred and the vessel was hit by waves more than 3 m high, causing...
  • Ezra wins USD70 million subsea contracts
    Singapore-listed offshore service provider, Ezra Holdings has secured subsea contracts worth USD70 million in Asia and the Middle East despite the market down cycle. Furthermore, the latest contracts feature a new client, a national oil company based in the Middle East, as well as a pipeline installation work for another national...
  • No verified weight by EDI, no box accepted, terminal tells carriers
    Maher Terminals' Port of New York-New Jersey operation. Credit: Maher Terminals.Specifics on how the logistics chain will handle the new verified weight rules are beginning to emerge with Maher Terminals notifying the trade that it will only accept containers for export if carriers have provided the verified weight by EDI...

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • ASL confirms $110m funding for 'growth opportunities' - enough to buy TNT's airlines?
  • 'New deepwater port will transform Gdansk into a Baltic mega-hub for Eastern Europe'
  • Shippers and transport providers on alert as gangs plan Christmas cargo crime spree
  • Will CEO's sudden exit hamper SingPost e-commerce plans?
  • London Gateway appoints James Leeson as its new head of commercial
  • Mexico-US aviation deal opens markets for cargo carriers
  • How technology and Big Data in retail are shaping store designs of the future

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Cochin Shipyard awarded license by GTT
  • Maersk Supply acquires Subsea Support Vessel
  • Social media on cruise ship hits new highs
  • Russian customers keep Arctech Helsinki busy
  • Atwood and DSME agree drillship delivery delays
  • Feeder ship operator to fit PureSOX scrubbers
  • Wartsila waterjets selected for Mols-Linien superferry

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Drewry multipurpose shipping report predicts slowing in breakbulk sector
  • Hanjin Shipping adding service covering Far East/Australia
  • Maritime Commerce Club seeking nominations for Old Salt Award
  • Evergreen celebrates completion of new Colon box terminal berth
  • Inchcape Shipping Services nets agency contract with CGG

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Navios Acquisition secures two-year time charter for a VLCC
    The seven-year-old, 297,395-dwt VLCC has been chartered out for two years, at a rate of $40,488 net per day
  • IMO postpones ballast water decision until early 2016
    Verification of tonnage data will be released in early 2016 but if conditions are met entry into force will be November 2016
  • D'Amico sells a handysize product tanker for $13m
    D'Amico Tankers will maintain the commercial employment of the vessel upon the sale to SW Cap Ferrat Shipping
  • N-KOM becomes preferred repair yard for Angelicoussis ships
    Qatari yard gets an edge for 110-ship fleet
  • Commission accepting applications for European ship recycling list
    First version of list due to be published in 2016
  • A tale of two trades for transatlantic operators
    Eastbound and westbound traffic continues to reflect the economic fortunes of Europe and North America
  • Knot expects to keep cash distribution stable
    Shuttle tanker owner moves to calm market fears after sell-offs in shipping MLPs
  • Skuld quadruples bottom line to $20m
    Norwegian insurer announces $5m credit for mutual members
  • Mid-sized carriers strengthen market position
    Top 21-40 ranked carriers prosper at the expense of smaller lines, says SeaIntel
  • No Christmas cheers for handies
    Freight rates drop further as owners cover holiday periods
  • VLCC spot earnings edge higher on strong Middle East trade
    Benchmark TD3 rate continues to hit fresh seven-year highs
  • Rem Offshore sells CSV, delays newbuilding
    Market conditions lead to 12 month delay for Vard OCV
  • Teekay and the death of MLP profit sharing
    Benefit of Master Limited Partnership ownership model in doubt as Teekay set to forgo $58m in annual profit sharing
  • Höegh Autoliners and Ocean Yield make charter amendments
    Both parties agreed to switch to floating interest rate basis charters for four ships
  • Lloyd's List North American Awards 2016 open for entries
    The search for the best and the brightest that shipping has to offer is on
  • House of Representatives approves act to strengthen cyber security at US ports
    Bill now heads to US Senate for debate and consideration
  • Dynagas LNG Partners to buy gas carrier from company's sponsor
    Carrier currently chartered out to Gazprom Global LNG until October 2018
  • CMA CGM buys Singapore-listed NOL shares in open market
    NOL shares bought at a discount to CMA CGM's $0.92 offer price
  • 39 passengers rescued from sunk Indonesian ferry
    80 still missing with three casualties retrieved so far
  • China Merchants Energy Shipping firms up orders for six VLCCs
    Building price is $87m per vessel
  • SeaLand launches new service for Gulf of Mexico and Eastern and Central US
    New service to benefit producers and exporters of perishable goods to the US
  • New European and US orders highlight continued interest in LNG as a marine fuel
    Shell orders 15 gas-powered inland barges while LNG bunker barge ordered in US to help refuel Tote's new dual-fuel boxship pair
  • Trust and the salvor
    Going beyond the old raffish notion of the salvor as a sort of latter day Blackbeard, the International Salvage Union is confronting the modern-day sector's reputation

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Doubts persist whether CP-NS merger would reduce Chicago bottleneck
  • Russia crisis, trucker tax protests pull down truck volumes
  • Container ship charter market to end year on low note
  • Imports drive US container trade up despite export decline
  • Rotterdam dockworkers vote for New Year strikes
  • AirBridgeCargo continues to outpace rivals
  • Europe-east coast South America trade in free fall
  • West Coast not ready for mega-ships, Drewry warns
  • Give verified weight by EDI or box will be rejected, terminal tells lines

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Navios gains on clean tanker re-charters
    New York-listed firm sees higher rates on charter extensions thanks to good demand.
  • ISH heads to over-the-counter stock market
    New York Stock Exchange delists diversified shipowner as a result of market capitalisation.
  • Aframaxes to see initial US export gain
    Shipbroker also says ending ban on US crude exports will also hamper Jones Act tankers.
  • Dorian LPG adopts takeover protection
    'Poison pill' plan aims to safeguard against buying up controlling stake on the cheap.
  • TOTE Maritime facing $3m in cargo claims
    Car maker Nissan pursuing largest claim so far. Crew complaints continue to stack up.
  • Navios confirms VL deal, secures $44m loan
    New York-listed owner nets $21.8m charter alongside funding for products tanker pair.
  • Grand China sheds capesize bulker
    Chinese owner secures north of $20m for five-year-old ship, brokers say.
  • GasLog to keep up payouts
    The US-listed firm plans no change in cash distributions as investors fret over cuts.
  • d'Amico in $13m sale and leaseback
    Marco Fiori-led owner secures a deal on its oldest tanker that sets it up for retirement.
  • EU wants Greek tax review
    European Commission is concerned the tonnage tax system in crisis-hit country is not well-targeted.
  • Qingdao sells modern bulker to compatriot
    Chinese owner is said to have fetched $10m for a three-year-old panamax.
  • Fredriksen turns to Sandbox for rig play
    New investment vehicle will host tycoon's hunt for distressed deals in the offshore sector.
  • Hanaro scraps capesize
    South Korean owner latest to weigh in cape in active demolition year for the sector.
  • Vopak sells UK assets
    Dutch tank storage firm continues its divestment programme with the disposal of English terminals for $500m.
  • Greek tied to Daiichi bulker buy
    Team Fuel said to have snapped up handymax in fleet renewal effort.
  • Skuld set for bigger bonus
    A premium credit above that previously guaranteed appears to be in prospect for the shipowner members of the Skuld protection and indemnity club.
  • Winners all round after takeover saga
    Pareto Securities says Avance, Aurora and BW LPG can take positives from hostile takeover battle.
  • Dof strikes Christmas deals
    Oslo-listed offshore owner signs trio of contracts worth $30.7m.
  • Oldendorff buys fourth bulker in a week
    German giant picks up post-panamax to follow on from addition of $15.5m Paragon trio.
  • KNOT issues call for calm after MLP turmoil
    Trygve Seglem-backed venture responds to volatile market with dividend and profit pledge.
  • Thun buys Nordic ship
    Swedish tanker owner expands its fleet with the addition of a small tanker from Danish company.
  • Rem sells one and delays newbuilding
    Age Remoy-led company bolsters balance sheet with double move aimed at countering poor market.
  • Ocean Yield and Hoegh in newbuilding swap
    Oslo-listed owner exchanges car carrier pair for duo with earlier delivery slots.
  • Daehan gets SFL LRs
    South Korean yard emerges as builder of US owner's new products tankers.
  • Hellenic gets a bargain
    Greek ferry operator picks up ro-pax for knock-down price at auction.
  • CMES adds to VLCC tally
    Order for six more VLCCs brings Chinese tanker operator's total orders to ten.
  • Teekay faces downgrade
    Moody's unhappy with MLP dividend cuts.
  • OOCL ups rates
    Hong Kong liner company increases costs of shipments from Asia to Australia

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Report: Container terminal operators should consider variable pricing
  • Drewry: Breakbulk shipping to remain under pressure in 2016
  • Fos port-industry zone to become site for renewable energy project

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2015
  • Scrubbers to be installed on two German container vessels
    Buss Shipping says it will allow it 'to serve charter customers at a competitive price'.
  • Vopak sells terminals
    And stake in refinery.
  • Path cleared for liquidation of OW US entities
    Court overrules objections and approves $1.6 billion ING Bank settlement plan.
  • Outlook for fuel oil bearish
    But Russian and Venezuelan exports most likely to shape future direction.
  • Report heralds 'historic opportunity' for methanol as bunkers
    Methanol 'provides an ideal pathway to sustainable shipping'.
  • Shell to charter 15 LNG-powered barges
    Vessels to be delivered late 2016 to mid-2018.

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