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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 23, 2015
  • New HK competition ordinance risks driving Maersk to Shenzhen
  • A-E rate off 15.6pc to US$205/TEU, transpacific off 5.4pc to $1,268/FEU
  • US, EU, China's regulators get together, but there's little to discuss
  • Little more known about cargo ship sinking near Nanjing last week
  • Fighting goes on in Yemen, but oil men hopeful of truce in Libya
  • Eco-profs move to shoot down HK's Nicaraguan canal scheme
  • Norfolk Southern railway bridge collapses an hour after train goes through
  • APM Terminals ups Mobile, Alabama capacity 35pc, adds 2nd quay crane
  • Soaring e-commerce deliveries lifts China's sagging diesel demand
  • Amazon offers 6,000 jobs at US$11.25 an hour while Walmart pays $19
  • CBG expands logistics in Singapore by moving into 2nd warehouse
  • CALC orders Pratt & Whitney engines for 18 A320neo aircraft
  • Cargolux Italia begins new China service from Milan to Zhengzhou
  • Singapore lays out rules for drones over national territory
  • AA Cargo makes FlyUs its GSA in Poland and Hungary
  • Kerry Logistics to handle House Of Fraser's China expansion

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • AADA ups bunker surcharge from Far East to Australia
  • ASAA forms new committee for 2015-16
  • BIFA names Fred Osborn new National Chairman
  • China Navigation holds triple naming ceremony
  • DB Schenker in India wins CII Supply Chain & Logistics Excellence Award
  • G6 Alliance announces Asia-Europe service enhancements
  • KNOT concludes time-charter contract for new shuttle tankers
  • MOL Group ship management co. gets ISO50001 & ISO14001 certification
  • Bitumen imports rise in 2014-15 as road construction escalates
  • Iran may resume Basmati imports after Oct.
  • APM Terminals' Maasvlakte II facility wins 'Innovation of the Year' award
  • GMB identifies locations for greenfield ports & shipyards
  • Kamarajar Port seeks RFQ for conversion of iron ore terminal
  • Nhava Sheva container transporters not to deploy vehicles for movement to GTI from today
  • Govt proposes new scheme for ailing exporters
  • India keen to incorporate US & Japan in NDB
  • INR improves further against dollar
  • Inexpensive systems or expensive machines?

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 23, 2015
  • Promising benefits Forwarding & Logistics
  • 100 candles on German truck maker's cake
  • New tenants for logistics park in Hamburg
  • Yusen providing transport for Vantix
  • Executive switching from west to east coast
  • Icelandair Cargo pushes Hermes IT development
  • Most terminal incidents are preventable
  • EPC project cargo via Kazakhstan to Belarus
  • Upgrade to improve freight flows in two US states
  • Recognition for Jaap van den Hoogen
  • Partners for new air cargo terminal in Helsinki
  • Freight forwarding index - a good summer ahead
  • Ashwin Bhat new head of cargo at Swiss
  • More space for more freight trains
  • Tunnel system to link new Singapore port
  • Russian and Chinese allies tabling widebody plans
  • Grimaldi further expands fleet

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • US sanctions Gambian vessels
    Deficient anti-terrorist measures at Gambian ports have led to sanctions on US-bound vessels calling at the West African nation. In a public notice on 22 June, the US Coast Guard (USCG) placed seven conditions on vessels arriving in the US that have visited any Gambian port within the vessel's last
  • G6 launches direct Baltic call
    The container carriers of the G6 alliance - APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai, MOL, NYK, and OOCL - have become the second liner consortium to offer a direct service from the Far East to the Baltic Sea. The group announced today that its Far East-Europe loop 7, operated with Ultra-large ships of more than
  • Seaway reopens after cruise ship accident
    Navigation has resumed on the St Lawrence Seaway after the 90-metre cruise ship Saint Laurent was safely refloated and towed from the Eisenhower Lock in Massena, New York, on June 21 after striking a bumper and taking on water. Fifteen ships were delayed during the 42 hours it took to remove the
  • Growth in Africa's GDP 'will boost insurance'
    Africa's anticipated 4.5% GDP growth in 2015 is expected to drive the expansion of insurance of African entities by both regional and global insurers. The current low uptake by global insurers is set to change, delegates heard today at the fifth annual Africa Insurance and Reinsurance Conference,
  • EU launches naval force to tackle 'human traffickers' in Med
    The Council of the European Union has launched a naval operation to target 'human smugglers and traffickers' in the southern central Mediterranean Sea. Known as EUNAVFOR Med, the operation will be given EUR11.82 million (USD13.41 million) to cover its initial mandate of 12 months. In a statement
  • Dry bulk rates recover in fragile market
    Spot freight rates for dry bulk carriers have risen from all-time lows, but the market outlook remains fragile, shipping analysts say. Capesize rates have rebounded in the past few days from the record low of USD 4,000/day and are currently quoted at USD 7,300/day by the Baltic Exchange, said Kurt
  • Poultry processor now Pan Ocean's biggest shareholder
    South Korean poultry processor Harim Group has almost sealed its takeover of bulker operator Pan Ocean, after its holding company Jeil Holdings replaced the Korea Development Bank (KDB) as Pan Ocean's biggest shareholder, following the allotment of additional shares. The share allotment is part of
  • Three ships in trouble in Australian waters
    Thai tanker Tasco Amata is at the centre of a pay dispute in the Port of Melbourne, Australia, after its crew called in the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF), alleging unpaid wages. The ship has been stuck in Melbourne for six weeks undergoing repairs after breaking down outside
  • 'K' Line clinches bauxite affreightment contract
    Japanese carrier 'K' Line today (22 June) announced that it has sealed a long-term contract to ship bauxite for Dubai-based Emirates Global Aluminium. 'K' Line plans to use Capesizes to transport 5 million tonnes of bauxite a year, starting from the end of this decade. That would work out to three-to-four
  • NYK expects weak yen to raise liner unit's profit
    Japanese carrier NYK Line expects its liner unit to make more money in financial year (FY) 2015, notwithstanding chronic overcapacity in the sector. The company, led by Tadaaki Naito, forecasts operating profit of JPY27.5 billion (USD224 million) for its liner unit in FY 2015 against the FY 2014
  • Mexico exposure to hit Singapore rig owners
    Mexican national oil company Pemex's decision to terminate rig contracts poses growing risks for Singapore rig owners, especially those with exposure to the Latin American country, a sector analyst has said. Pemex recently terminated three jack-ups from US-based Paragon Offshore and four
  • Five more robbers sought in Malaysian tanker hijacking
    Malaysian authorities are today searching for a further five suspected robbers believed to have been involved in the hijacking of tanker Orkim Harmony. The 2009-built, 7,301 dwt Orkim Harmony, which was carrying 6,000 tonnes of unleaded petrol from Malacca to
  • New Philippines port terminal to open in early 2016
    The British company involved in a joint venture (JV) building a terminal in Bataan in the Philippines has confirmed it expects the new facility to launch in early 2016. Seasia Nectar Port Services Inc. (SNPSI), a JV between Seasia Logistics Philippines Inc. and the UK's Nectar Group Ltd, has
  • Avance Gas' Chinese-built VLGCs all fixed out
    Avance Gas president Christian Andersen has told IHS Maritime that all of the company's Chinese-built very large gas carriers (VLGCs) have been fixed out. Avance Gas, a joint venture between Stolt Nielsen Gas, Transpetrol Shipping, and Sungas Holdings, owns and operates nine VLGCs, of which five
  • PSA Singapore Terminals installs solar modules
    PSA Singapore Terminals has installed Solar Frontier's prototype ultralight and bendable copper-indium-diselenide (CIS) thin-film modules. The modules, designed and engineered in Japan, were installed at Pasir Panjang Terminal Building 3, PSA's newest terminal in Singapore. "PSA is pleased to be

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The Loadstarweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • Container lines must take drastic action to halt the freight rate rot and stay afloat
  • Shippers will consider longer contracts as reliability improves, but want more trust
  • China Southern arrives in style with its inaugural freighter flight to Stansted

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • Panama Canal milestone: Filling Pacific locks
  • Walvis Bay shipyard drydocks its first Panamax vessel
  • Kleven books order for two Rolls-Royce design stern trawlers
  • Great Lakes dry bulk cargo surges in May
  • MAN two stage turbo comes nearer to market
  • One of world's largest cruise ships floated out
  • Esvagt orders crew change vessel at Zamakona

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • Washington State Ferries celebrates maiden voyage of ferry SAMISH
  • Railroad association pleased with Senate's STB reauthorization passage
  • Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases Commodity Flow Survey data
  • Maersk Line earns honor as top global carrier for 2015
  • Bill Skinner stepping down as VT Halter Marine president

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • Singapore shipping body calls for distinction between piracy and armed robbery
    Remarks from national trade group come amid more incidents in Straits of Malacca and Singapore
  • Stanford Marine signs $327m sharia loan
    Offshore specialists borrow from Noor-led syndicate as Islamic finances makes further headway
  • China Shipping Haisheng cancels shareholders' meeting as Beijing has not approved stake sale
    Shareholders of Shanghai-listed firm to meet later than planned as the SASAC has yet to give the nod to Lanhai deal
  • Goldenport on brink of quitting London exchange
    Controlling Dragnis family thought to be behind stock offer move
  • Odfjell exits European shortsea chemical trade
    Cost-cutting drive means exiting unprofitable trades for the Oslo-listed chemical carrier owner
  • Exmar LPG tops up existing Nordea loan
    Joint venture signs off on $310m revolver and $150m term loan
  • Chinese port eyes IPO for expansion
    Port of Zhoushan to raise $79.2m to build its valemax terminal
  • Avance's repaired VLGC Monsoon starts spot trading at last
    After a stuttering start to life, the new vessel is now earning good money for John Fredriksen-backed Avance Gas
  • North Group clocks up double whammy underwriting and pensions losses
    Marine mutual highlights free reserves after tough year
  • DCT Gdansk wins G6 call
    Fast-growing Polish terminal acquires second Asia-Europe operator
  • Shipping increases contribution to struggling Greece
    Tax revenues for the government have risen eightfold, says Union of Greek Shipowners
  • Spontaneous shipping
    An unexpected phone call demonstrates the current buzz in the tankers sector
  • K Line seals deal with EGA for bauxite ore transport
    Contract will involve five capesize bulkers
  • Dr Peters VLCC sale heralds trend for similar secondhand deals
    Nine- and 10-year-old VLCCs are attractive for buyers because they are such good value for money right now
  • Europe launches naval operations against human trafficking
    One-year operation in the Mediterranean to tackle illegal gangs sending thousands of people out to sea in ill-equipped boats
  • Show me the money: Wan Hai Lines
    Taiwanese carrier has performed well as a regional specialist, but increasing competition from larger players entering its market means the future is less certain
  • Data Hub: Freight Rate Monthly
    Freight rates slump to new lows as extent of vessel upsizing has far-reaching consequences for global spot market
  • Shipping's necessary heroes
    There are still ship operators who treat their crews like a commodity, but the ISWAN awards show us that there is something better going on in this industry

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • CEVA makes contract logistics business development director appointment in Iberia
    Madrid, Spain - CEVA Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain management companies, has strengthened its senior management team in Iberia with the appointment of Philip Griffiths to the position of Contract Logistics Business Development Director. He joins CEVA from Kuehne + Nagel where he held the position of Lead...
  • On freight shipment, who should pay if shipper doesn't?
    Q: I am a collector and haven't collected freight charges for well more than a year. I notice "Section 7" of the bill of lading is gone. Does this mean I can't collect from the consignee? Collect, Prepaid, Customer Check Acceptable or COD amounts haven't been checked or signed. What's my recourse...
  • Indian ship carrying containers sinks off Mumbai
    An Indian-flagged cargo vessel carrying containers sank in the early morning hours of Monday about 40 nautical miles off the Mumbai coast, according to Indian maritime agencies. All 20 members of the Jindal Kamakshi's crew were rescued by the Indian Navy following distress calls from the cargo vessel, which was carrying...
  • US shippers rally around port productivity bill
    WASHINGTON - A slew of U.S. shippers and supply chain stakeholders Monday threw their support behind new legislation aimed at providing Congress with a database of port performance metrics in order to avoid a repeat of the crippling West Coast longshore labor negotiations earlier this year. The group of 100 manufacturers,...
  • Colombo International Maritime Conference to address growing regional trade potential
    Ninety per cent of the world's trade is moved through shipping and is considered as the wheels of global trade. It helps the global economy propel and develop new markets to create wealth among nations. In this context, Sri Lanka known to be a historical maritime nation is poised to play...
  • JAXPORT Board of Directors elects new officers
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla.- The JAXPORT Board of Directors unanimously selected a new slate of officers during its regular meeting today. The following officers will each serve a one-year term starting July 1, 2015: Chairman: Dr. John Allen Newman Vice Chairman: Robert F. Spohrer Treasurer: James P. Citrano Secretary: Ed Fleming Newman is Senior Pastor of The...
  • Duncan & Sons expands use of container chassis tracking solutions
    Woodcliff Lake, NJ, and Plano, TX -Asset Intelligence, a subsidiary of I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: IDSY), a leading provider of wireless solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things, has expanded deployment of its VeriWiseTM Track and Trace system with Duncan and Son Lines, Inc., to help Duncan manage its fleet of intermodal container...
  • Kenya's single window customs system begins July 1
    Kenya is set to introduce a national single window system to streamline importing and exporting processes, ahead of trade powerhouses such as the U.S. The system, which comes into effect July 1, is expected to lower costs and increase efficiencies throughout the Kenyan trade system by integrating the functions and services...
  • IJS Global boosts management team and opens new branches
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands - International freight forwarder IJS Global has appointed Dave Minnebach as Ocean Freight Director EMEA, Jean-Luc Demoulin as Branch Manager Luxembourg, and Michael Leentjes as Branch Manager Rotterdam, as part of ongoing global expansion plans. Minnebach will be based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where he will head up...
  • Terminal operator backs proposal to outlaw US port slowdowns
    A West Coast terminal operator that suffered through three years of International Longshore and Warehouse Union work slowdowns at the Port of Portland is promoting legislation that would make maritime labor slowdowns illegal. The Preventing Labor Union Slowdowns Act was introduced over the weekend by U.S. Sen James Risch, R-Idaho. The...
  • Slide show: JOC Port Productivity - Top 10 Global Ports, 2014
    Asian and Middle Eastern ports in 2014 provided far and away the best productivity for ships at berth than any other ports in the world, according to JOC Port Productivity data. Analysis of more than 125,000 port calls in 2014 ranked six ports in China and two ports from the...
  • Piracy or armed robbery? Report says most attacks are misclassified
    Most attacks on ships in Southeast Asian waters are armed robbery, not piracy, the Singapore Shipping Association says. Though it may seem a distinction without a difference, proper categorization of the crime is important in determining official responsibility for investigation and seafarer protection. Armed robbery is within a nation's territorial waters and...
  • Best Practices: Leveraging Technology in Transportation
    Powerful TMS applications give shippers the ability to manage orders, optimize loads, select the best carriers, settle payment and manage claims, and much more. This whitepaper highlights best practices of how these leading companies are experiencing significant benefits from technology - all provided by LeSaint's strategic technology partner: BE Aerospace: "Freight...
  • Churning better labor relations at US ports
    Ports in general, and U.S. West Coast ports in particular, exist in a hypercompetitive environment. Constant gnashing of labor and management amplifies competitive challenges. A new paradigm is needed - a new system and a new way of engagement between organized labor and terminal management. Mired in a 19th century bargaining...
  • Demand for Asia-US air cargo slows as ports get their act together
    HONG KONG - Asia-U.S. air cargo freight rates have continued to slide as port operations on the West Coast have sharpened up since the crushing congestion at the beginning of the year, according to data from Drewry.Shippers have air cargo solutions built into their supply chains to avoid port delays...
  • Hong Kong terminals join Maersk call for competition law clarity
    HONG KONG - Container terminals in Hong Kong have joined Maersk Line in calling for the territory's government to address competition law concerns that threaten to make the liner business illegal from next year. The Hong Kong Container Terminal Operators' Association also offered a warning that the transshipment business could easily...
  • Demand for Asia-US air cargo slows as ports get their act together, Drewry says
    HONG KONG - Asia-U.S. air cargo freight rates have continued to slide as port operations on the West Coast have sharpened up since the crushing congestion at the beginning of the year, according to data from Drewry.Shippers have air cargo solutions built into their supply chains to avoid port delays...

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • GasLog Partners buys trio
    GasLog Partners announced a $483m deal to buy three LNG carriers from its parent company as it launched a share sale and promised to raise its distribution to shareholders.
  • Gener8 in last lap
    Supporters of Gener8 Maritime's closely watched US initial public offering say they're getting a bad rap on prices paid to acquire their VLCC fleet as the IPO roadshow comes down the stretch.
  • 'No price fixing'
    A multinational meeting on liner shipping did not find signs of price fixing in the growth of alliance forming in the containership space, the top US official in the talks has said.
  • Lock traffic on track
    Vessels are moving through the Eisenhower Lock of the St Lawrence Seaway after a cruiseship that hit a concrete wall bumper was refloated over the weekend.
  • "One had to pull out"
    Niels Smedegaard, chief executive of DFDS, says the charter of the two Eurotunnel vessels was mostly a matter of capacity on the Dover-Calais route.
  • Odfjell offloads trio
    Odfjell has exited the unprofitable European regional trade by selling three chemical/oil carriers.
  • MSC seals $1.35bn financing
    Italian owner taps banking syndicate for ECA-backed loan to fund two Fincantieri cruiseships.
  • LNG carrier breaks down
    An Algerian LNG carrier broke down in Greek waters and was being towed to safety on Monday.
  • SSA shakes off risks
    Singapore Shipping Association has played down the risk of attack faced by ships in South East Asian waters.
  • Crimean ban extended
    The European Union (EU) has banned European cruiseships from Crimea for another year.
  • Malta renews Iran deal
    Hafiz Darya Shipping Lines (HDS) has seen its contract with a major partner in the Mediterranean renewed.
  • Clearlake keeps Diana cape
    Diana Shipping has secured an extended period contract for one of its capesize bulkers.
  • Poland eyes merger
    Poland is merging two ferry operators and promising a fleet modernisation programme as it aims to capture a bigger share of the Baltic market.
  • Reef ship to pay up
    The city of Legazpi in the Philippines wants PHP 4m ($89,000) in compensation from a cargoship that grounded on a reef last week.
  • BC Ferries boosts profit
    British Columbia Ferries (BC Ferries) has posted stronger results for the fiscal year 2015, helping the company move forward with its fleet renewal project.
  • Eurotunnel accepts offer
    Eurotunnel has accepted the offer from DFDS for the acquisition of two ferries operating in the English channel.
  • DSME pulling out?
    Has South Korean shipbuilder had a change of heart over a planned takeover of STX France.
  • SCF suezmax refloated
    No damage has been reported to a Sovcomflot (SCF) tanker that grounded off Istanbul on Thursday.
  • Tanker pirates hunted
    Malaysian authorities believe five more hijackers of Orkim Harmony are still at large.
  • Ro-ro suffers engine fire
    No injuries were reported after a Stena ferry was hit by an engine room fire off the UK.
  • Widodo's overseas ban
    Indonesian president Joko Widodo is banning owners from buying vessels from outside the country.
  • Renewables a disruptive force
    A rise of renewable energy is a major risk to the dry bulk recovery, Snowdragon Advisory warns.
  • Debt swap for Bharati?
    Bharati Shipyard could be heading for a debt-to-equity swap as part of its financial restructuring.
  • Esvagt orders in Spain
    Esvagt of Denmark has ordered a new crew change vessel at Spain's Astilleros Zamakona with Havyard providing the vessel design.
  • VLCC price poser
    A flurry of deals in the VLCC market suggests a drop in the price of modern vessels while older tonnage is holding its value, experts say.
  • Bauxite boost for K Line
    Japan's K Line has secured work for its capesizes with a new long-term deal to ship bauxite ore.
  • Xinle wins cement ship
    China's Xinle Shipbuilding has clinched its first new order since last August.
  • Crew saved as ship lists
    All 20 seafarers on a listing general cargoship have been rescued off India.
  • Double trouble
    A handysize bulker ran aground in the St Lawrence Seaway in the early hours of Sunday morning.
  • Bulker in Parana grounding
    Navigation of the Parana River, a vital artery for Argentina's commodity exports, has been impacted by a grounded bulker.
  • Hijack suspects detained
    Vietnamese authorities have arrested eight men suspected of being behind the recent hijacking of a Malaysian flagged product tanker.
  • Cancellation dents PACD
    A cancelled drilling rig tender is believed to be the reason for the recent dramatic fall in Pacific Drilling's share price.

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American Shipperweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • Commentary: Building bridges with a boat
  • New freight marketplace for small, medium shippers
  • G6 Alliance adjusts Asia-Europe services
  • Virgin Australia establishes Virgin Australia Cargo
  • 'Excessive rains' hinder Tulsa port's May volumes
  • Construction continues at Port of Liverpool
  • DB Schenker opens new facility in Houston
  • Boeing opens new research center
  • FMC reviews 17 OTI license applications
  • Executive Moves: AFFLINK and Con-Way Inc.
  • U.S. proposes new fuel efficiency standards for trucks
  • Spot container rates continue to slide
  • Report: Shippers must 'stay alert' of the risks of carrier consolidation
  • Bill Clinton tiptoes through free trade agreement issues

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 22, 2015
  • Iran acquires 'advanced oil vessel'
    Vessel injects acid into geologic oil and gas formations to boost crude production.
  • Forecasters say oil prices are set to firm
    Oil could be trading at $82 per barrel by the beginning of next year, says hedge fund.
  • Poland eyes bigger slice of Baltic market
    Via merger of two ferry companies
  • Sulphur plans ridiculed by industry observer
    'Bulk liquid carriers loaded with low sulphur fuel for the cruise industry will be steaming into Sydney freely burning sulphate like nobody's business.'
  • DFDS, Eurotunnel ferry deal goes through
    DFDS may buy ships later on.
  • Softer bunker prices make freight rate rises unlikely
    Box trade operators struggle in tough market.
  • Gibraltar officials in Greece to strengthen bunker ties
    'This visit is an effective way for Gibraltar to strengthen its relationships with bunker suppliers and clients.'
  • Malaysia: Arrest in subsidised diesel ring investigation
    Marine police finds lorry with modified fuel tank.
  • Poor bunker performance hits Asian firm's profts
    Annual losses widen for Hong Kong-listed company.
  • Pertamina: Storage and blending facilities 'on track'
    Facilities to support bunkering sector.
  • Yacht biofuel given go-ahead in US
    Follows five-year evaluation period.
  • Bunker sales halt tugs on Asian firm's bottomline
    Annual losses widen for Hong Kong-listed company.
  • Pertamina: Oil storage and blending facilities 'on track'
    Facilities to support bunkering sector, says Pertamina spokesman.
  • European shipowner buys series of 'eco' newbuilds
    Up to a dozen vessels on order.
  • Report: Iranian oil company denies storing products at sea
    National Iranian Oil Company official says claim holds no truth.
  • Panama Canal expansion to boost box traffic at US East Coast ports
    10% traffic shift from US West Coast ports to East Coast ports could occur, study finds.
  • New facility to produce 'recycled' marine fuel
    Plant based in southwestern US.
  • US biofuel for yachts given go-ahead
    Follows five-year evaluation period.
  • GAC: Clients' bunker needs 'rapidly evolving'
    Customers no longer simply seeking for lowest prices, Global Director tells Bunkerworld.




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