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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2015
  • Maersk to raise Asia-Europe rates US$1,000/TEU from December 1
  • Baltic Dry Index plunge continues, signals slower growth worldwide
  • CMA CGM upgrades NEMO service adding call at La Reunion Island
  • US says China to improve legal protections of American trade secrets
  • Rotterdam expects six 24-hour anti-automation strikes in Dec, Jan
  • Bombardier issues profit warning as business jet production slows
  • Port of Long Beach mulls cutting free time for boxes to three days
  • Port of Alabama to expand box terminal and add CN Rail link
  • Port de Barcelona's Jan-Oct box throughput up 3pc
  • Dachser establishes Road Logistics branch in Turkey
  • Two DHL parcels with explosive materials seized in Cairo Airport
  • IATA boss says government help urgently needed to help Brazilian airlines
  • Boeing rents two 747-8 freighters to Russia's AirBridgeCargo Airlines

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • CMA CGM adds 3 new calls to NEMO service
  • Cochin Shipyard to raise around INR 600-700 cr.
  • Reducing costs seen necessary to make coastal shipping more conducive for auto logistics
  • Shipping's Co2 reduction goals exceed govt commitments, says trade body in advance of UN climate conference
  • VW now exports Vento to Argentina
  • Pravir Krishna takes charge as Joint Secretary (Ports)
  • CONCOR's ICD Tondiarpet now functioning independently with enhanced Customs services
  • FFFAI, along with Ministry of Commerce & Industry, to organise INSTC Conference on Dec. 22 in Mumbai
  • Govt levies anti-dumping duty on carbon black imports from China, Russia
  • India seen missing export target for 2015-16
  • Interest Subvention Scheme rechristened Interest Equalisation Scheme
  • Zinc imports by China surge to highest level since 2014

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2015
  • Riding a green wave
  • Overnight deliveries now six times per week
  • Magsped finds new CEO
  • Eurasian container transit traffic very promising
  • Closer links between Dunkirk and Valenciennes
  • Deepening the international footprint
  • BRC certification for packaging renewed again
  • Court penalises corruption at Frankfurt airport
  • Wabco is Tata's supplier of the year
  • Auctioning off Kingfisher's moveable assets
  • Steel wagon production underway in India
  • 15 years through thick and thin
  • Upgrade for EAX
  • ATR now represented in China
  • Distribution centre opens in Malaysia
  • Major step forward for Rail Baltic project
  • Skies still cloudy over Asian airfreight
  • Bifa's Steve Parker is new Clecat president
  • Greening up the Baltic

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IHS Maritimeweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Hyundai Group could sell HMM, says analyst
    An HMM vessel. Credit: Malte SchwarzThe manner in which cash-strapped Hyundai Merchant Marine is offloading stakes in affiliates suggests its parent company Hyundai Group is planning to divest the shipping line, an analyst has suggested. KDB Daewoo Securities analyst Jay Ryu said in a report that HMM, South Korea's second-biggest shipping...
  • Super-Eco orders MR2 tanker pair
    South Korea's Dae Sun Shipbuilding & Engineering has won a contract for the construction of two 50,000 dwt chemical/products tankers. The order for the Medium Range 2 pair was placed by Piraeus-based Super-Eco Tankers Management Inc, with delivery scheduled for the third quarter of 2017. The Panamanian flag vessels will be built...
  • Joint Finn-Swede maritime move to reduce Baltic shipping pollution
    Viking Grace: Credit: Jukka KoskimiesThe TEN-T core ports of Turku, Naantali and HaminaKotka in Finland along with Stockholm in Sweden have teamed up with Äland-based Viking Line to invest EUR8.1 milion (USD8.6 million) in measures to cut shipping's environmental impact in the Baltic Sea and improve maritime links between the...
  • Piracy agreement expands scope to address other maritime crime
    Djibouti Code of Conduct will broaden scope beyond piracy, it was agreed at its new training centre (pictured). Credit: IMOSignatories to the Djibouti Code of Conduct have agreed to look beyond piracy and broaden the code's remit to address other maritime crime in the region, including marine terrorism, environmental crimes, human trafficking and...
  • Shipowner Naess fixes Ultramax below market rate
    The Baltic Dry Index's deterioration to an all-time low has made it a charterer's market.Naess Acquisition LLC, the ship-owning arm of Swiss ship management firm Doris Maritime Services, has stunned dry bulk shipping market by fixing one of its Ultramax vessels at below-market rates. Market sources told IHS Fairplay that the...
  • More action on liquefaction needed, say marine insurers
    'Liquefication risk needs to be addressed, says IUMI's Hemme Hammer. Credit: Cefor_933316P&I Clubs and marine insurers have issued a warning to owners that the danger of cargo liquefaction remains real and have urged that steps are taken to reduce the risk. The Gard P&I club has published new guidance to its...
  • Tanker group takes initiative to clarify seafarer training approaches
    Psychologist Claire Pekcan co-authored the reportNew safety training resources from Intertanko to be published next year could prove useful for ship operators of all ship types and trades. The Information paper on safety management initiatives in shipping, written by psychologists Claire Pekcan, vice-chair of Intertanko's human element in shipping committee (HEiSC), and...
  • South Korea's SW Shipping files for court protection
    SW Shipping bulker Sea Honesty (ex-Aegean Sea). Credit: HasenpuschMid-sized south Korean dry bulk shipping company SW Shipping has applied for court protection. IHS Fairplay learnt that the application for corporate rehabilitation was made at Seoul Central District Court on 20 November. Four days later, the court also issued an order preventing SW Shipping from...
  • Maersk Line sees consolidation opportunities
    Credit: Maersk LineMaersk Line chief operating officer (COO) Soren Toft said Neptune Orient Lines was not its only potential acquisition target, but declined to comment on whether the Danish carrier planned to make a formal bid.NOL recently named Maersk and CMA CGM as carriers interested in its acquisition, but has...
  • Malaysia works with World Bank to ink new national ports strategy
    The World Bank is assisting Malaysia to develop a national port strategy to better position its ports sector as a critical facilitator of economic growth. A 10-month study that will provide recommendations that make up the core of the new strategy is underway and due to be completed in the first...
  • China Merchants plans to invest in Lithuanian port gateway
    HONG KONG - Chinese leaders seldom miss an opportunity to punt their One Belt, One Road trade strategy, and when premier Li Keqiang met with Lithuanian prime minister Algirdas Butkevicius in east China's Suzhou City, he called for more progress in joint railway and port projects. "As 2016 will mark the...

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Cargologicair 747 primed and on the runway, just waiting for clearance from the CAA
  • Can CMA CGM actually afford to finance the biggest takeover in shipping history?
  • Home deliveries the key battleground in omnichannel retailing this Christmas
  • IoT and the supply chain: the complexity of staying connected
  • Amazon challenger set for $500m investment
  • Container market dynamics challenge big ship economics, says Maersk
  • CSafe provides Lufthansa with fleet of RKN containers for Cool/td-Active

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Swedish owners order LNG fueled tanker series
  • Great Lakes cadet awarded Crowley scholarship
  • Rolls-Royce to showcase MTU innovations
  • IMO ballast water convention set to enter force?
  • Electric Boat gets Navy awards worth $149.4 million
  • Seismic survey vessel to become wind farm worker hotel

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Trucking association releases October tonnage index numbers
  • Marcon International brokers sale of oceanographic research vessel
  • Port of Everett invites public to Holiday on the Bay event
  • WSS warns of fallout from R-22 refrigerant ban
  • Crowley Maritime opens new government services office

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Canadian Coast Guard rescues drifting Tote-owned cargo ship
    Ro-ro North Star reported southward bound under its own power
  • Panamax index hovers above 10-month low
    Overall rates decline but there is talk of coal tonnage picking up in Asia as BCI jumps 33% this week
  • Gothia Tanker Alliance orders four LNG-fuelled tankers from Chinese yard
    Avic Dingheng Shipbuilding to deliver newbuildings featuring dual-fuel/LNG propulsion from 2018 to 2019
  • IMO could push through ballast water convention as tonnage figures teeter at 35%
    With Indonesia and Morocco ratifying and Finland about to, the IMO says stalled convention could be in force in November 2016
  • Big four tanker owners eye promising fourth quarter
    Fourth-quarter spot bookings already stand out, but pressure on market could loom around the corner
  • China's 10 biggest ports handled fewer containers in October
    Volumes drop as exports fall for a fourth straight month
  • Topaz falters as long-term charters end
    Offshore operator records lower revenue and profit in difficult market
  • Maersk Line plans to keep deployed capacity flat in 2016
    Carrier cites agility as key in period of unpredictable growth
  • Oldendorff cuts orderbook by 20 ships
    As dry bulk sector weakens on an oversupply of vessels amid slowing demand, owners are taking steps to redress the imbalance
  • Ardmore Shipping takes delivery of two newbuilding tankers
    New additions bring total number of vessels on water to 24
  • Shipping measures cut more CO2 emissions than most nations, says ICS
    Industry cut total CO2 emissions by more than 10% between 2007 and 2012
  • Indonesia and Morocco sign ballast water management convention
    Total number of ratifications now totals 46 flag states representing an estimated 34.1% of world fleet
  • Safe Bulkers announces $20m share-repurchase programme
    Buybacks to be funded with company's existing cash resources
  • Sharjah Ports Authority takes delivery of Damen ASD tug
    Tug built at Damen Shipyards Sharjah in Hamriyah Free Zone
  • SFI plays conservative in future tanker investment
    Dynamics in the offshore market make it a less desirable time to go big on tanker
  • Seadrill in talks to postpone newbuilding deliveries
    Company well positioned with new fleet when industry upturn comes

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Descartes acquisition aimed at serving smaller customers
    Descartes Systems has acquired Oz Development in a $29.5 million deal that will allow the company to extend its access to small-to-medium sized customers. It's the third major acquisition for Descartes in what the Waterloo, Canada-based firm global logistics software developer has called a "breakout year." The acquisition fits into Descartes'...
  • DHL names new Express Americas CEO
    DHL has named Mike Parra, a long-time logistics professional, to the position of CEO DHL Express Americas, replacing Stephen Fenwick, who is retiring Dec. 31. Parra will leave his current post as CEO of Express U.S. operations and become CEO of DHL Express Americas Jan. 4, 2016. Greg Hewitt, who led...
  • Oakland terminal experiments with extended hours
    The Oakland International Container Terminal is piloting a program of night and weekend gates to help relieve congestion, a strategy that is expected to go port-wide at the Northern California port in early 2016. Oakland has a high concentration of transactions at each terminal, and as a result long truck queues...
  • Malaysia developing national port strategy with World Bank
    Port of Tanjung Pelepas The World Bank is assisting Malaysia to develop a national port strategy to better position its ports sector as a critical facilitator of economic growth. A 10-month study that will provide recommendations that make up the core of the new strategy is underway and due to be completed...
  • Maersk Line eyeing more than NOL for acquisition
    Maersk Line Chief Operating Officer Soren Toft has said Neptune Orient Lines is not its only potential acquisition target, but he declined to comment on whether the Danish carrier planned to make a formal bid. NOL recently named Maersk and CMA CGM as being interested in its acquisition, but has since...
  • National strike affects work on Panama Canal expansion
    Work on the nearly complete expansion of the Panama Canal was affected this week by a 24-hour national strike by a construction workers' union protesting alleged court corruption and a possible increase in the nation's retirement age. Suntracs, the largest union in Panama, called the walkout Tuesday. It was the latest...
  • Nordic Hamburg: LNG container ships still commercially viable
    TOTE's LNG-fueled Isla BellaThe sharp drop in bunker prices has not undermined the competitiveness of new liquefied natural gas-powered container feeder ships for the North/Baltic Sea sulphur emission control area, according to German shipowner Nordic Hamburg. The company has six 1,400 twenty-foot-equivalent unit container ships with dual-fuel engines on order at...

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Scorpio Bulkers sells sextet for $227m
    New York-listed shipowner offloads four newbuildings and two capesizes on the water.
  • Gazprom signs up for Cameroon offtake
    Russian giant's reported deal for Golar LNG project's volumes FLNG 'inflection point'.
  • Tribe wants to halt LNG export project
    Canadian LNG terminal sees challenge from local group living near proposed site.
  • West Africa heats up for suezmax tankers
    Rates gain by $1,380 per day as fixture volume improves on benchmark route.
  • US ro-ro loses power
    The ship loses propulsion as it transits western coast of Canada.
  • US pol tries to end crude export ban
    US congressman seeks to add rider ending the 40-year old ban to pending bill.
  • Safe Bulkers shares surge out of the gate
    New York-listed owner's stock price reacts positively to preferred share buyback plan.
  • Tankers queue in Venezuela
    Vessel build-up reported as cargo suppliers start to require pre-payment by PDVSA.
  • Nordic full of optimism
    Chemical tanker owner posts improved result in the third quarter and raises full year forecast.
  • Singapore extends exemptions
    Container lines free from competition laws provided they are allowed to sign individual contracts.
  • Maersk Line undaunted
    COO Soren Toft says Danish line waiting in wings should CMA CGM fail to seal NOL deal.
  • SeaEnergy exits third party management
    UK offshore manager hands over responsibility for its ships due to low oil prices.
  • Gothia orders eco-tanker quartet
    Swedish alliance of owners heading to Avic Dinheng for new dual-fuel ships.
  • ClassNK tightens boxship rules
    Japanese class society drafts guidelines for new vessels following MOL Comfort loss.
  • Container exit boosts HUBLine
    Malaysian owner posts positive results for Q4 after quitting boxship business this year.
  • DSME resumes work on VLGCs
    Government lifts ban on VLGC construction imposed after second deadly fire this year.
  • Topaz profit down 38%
    Offshore vessel owner sends more ships to MENA region as it makes less during Q3.
  • Mercator faces bulker arrest action
    Maybank serves notice it will enforce mortgage security over 2010-built Prem Chitra.
  • Wartsila wins hotel ship
    Finnish design firm clinches contract for conversion of seismic vessel into accommodation unit.
  • SeaEnergy exits management
    UK offshore manager hands over responsibility for its ships due to low oil prices.
  • GTT and CAT end fight
    Settlement halts 10-year legal row over LNG carrier tank technology.
  • Jinhai bulker placed on sales block
    Second Chinese shipyard auctioning panamax sub-contracted by Rongsheng Heavy Industries.
  • UASC volumes drop 5%
    Middle East line's boss Jorn Hinge says Asian decline "unheard of".
  • A close shave
    Swedish reefer grounds just metres from petrol station in Turkey's Bosporus.
  • RCCL completes $200m spend
    US cruiseship owner has bought back 2.1m shares since 23 October.
  • Icon adds to backlog
    Malaysian offshore supply vessel operator ties-up charter as third quarter profit drops over 70%.
  • NOL deal could set new liner sector record
    CMA CGM's potential purchase would surpass Maersk's takeover of P&O Nedlloyd for size.
  • NOL takeover to boost Westports
    Analysts see 20% shift in cargo from Singapore to Malaysian if CMA CGM deal goes through.
  • Keppel taps bond market
    Singapore group issues notes under its $3bn multi-currency medium term note programme.
  • Ardmore taking MRs
    Irish owner linked to two units from fleet of Frontline 2012 by tanker-market sources.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • Freight in TIGER's eye
  • Domestic air cargo's mixed results
  • Florida's freight railroad
  • In the shadow of an epidemic
  • The first container crane
  • How big are the big ships calling U.S. ports?
  • The Big Ship squeeze
  • APL's U.S.-flag service eyes commercial cargo
  • California export worthy of a toast
  • The next case for TPP
  • 2016 outlook
  • Obama's Trade Legacy
  • What's the next big acquisition?
  • 2015: 'The year of M&A'
  • Person of the Year
  • The TMS Effect: Impacts on the Efficiency of Shipper and 3PL Domestic Freight Execution
  • Comments and Letters

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
  • US DATA: EIA says residual fuel oil stocks draw for first time since September
    Most of the draw in stocks came on the US Gulf Coast.
  • Singapore prices firm as 'fundamentals kick in'
    'We don't see much arbitrage cargo in December.'
  • OW: Dutch cases likely to follow UK decision
    Although right to recourse for supplier still exists.
  • Swedes take up dual-fuel option
    With four-ship order.
  • Bomin: Softer pricing ahead for LNG
    As supply expands.
  • ECA 'sniffer drones' could start flying out of Hamburg
    Drones could be monitoring ships' emissions before the end of next year.
  • Turkish supplier deploys country's 'largest bunker barge'
    Arkas Bunkering adds sixth barge to its bunker delivery fleet.
  • Lay-up demand rising at Falmouth
    Which could stimulate local bunkering demand.
  • Additional orders placed for IMO II MAX-class tankers
    Company orders three 'environmentally superior' vessels from Chinese yard.
  • Award for marine waste heat recovery system
    Technology can deliver 5% fuel savings for vessels.
  • Shipping firm charters 'eco-design' MR tanker
    Vessel consumes about 25% lower fuel than earlier MR tankers.
  • World's biggest bunker fuel provider sees huge drop in sulphur claims
    Notes of protest sent to IMO also sharply lower since 0.10% ECA sulphur limit.

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