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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2017
  • Shipping alliances restructure services to absorb mega ship influx in 2018
  • US, Europe, Asia freight rates drop 2pc to US$1,134 per FEU in week of Dec 11
  • Panama Canal raises maximum authorised draft for Neopanamax locks
  • Standard Chartered pledges US$20b for Belt and Road projects
  • Box volume slips 5.5pc to 186,069 TEU at Port of Oakland in Nov
  • Port of Seattle appoints ex Coast Guard Rear Admiral as executive director
  • Brazil's TRG port productivity surges after US$44m equipment investment
  • Improved productivity cut dwell times at India's JNPT in November
  • Speed blamed for fatal Amtrak crash near Tacoma killing at least 3 and injuring 100
  • HKIA airfreight volumes soar 7pc in Nov driven by transshipments and exports
  • Air cargo volumes in Shanghai in 2017 hit 4 million tonnes
  • Cathay Pacific to launch Washington DC service with new the Airbus A350-1000

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Merchant Shipping Services appointed new agent for Rickmers-Line/RZ Carrier in India
  • Ocean Alliance Day Two Product announced
  • Shipping confidence at highest level for three-and-a-half years
  • Bharat Mumbai Container Terminals & CONCOR sign MoU for handling dedicated container trains
  • Imminent surplus capacity will moderate realisations & returns in the medium term for container terminal operators: ICRA
  • MANSA President Capt. Vivek Anand compliments JNPT in its hour of glory
  • Lok Sabha passes Central Road Fund (Amendment) Bill, 2017

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2017
  • More money for the roads

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IHS Maritimeweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Malta jubilant over EU tonnage tax approval
  • PSA-CONCOR tie-up to shore up rail share at J N Port
  • Clarification sought over Brexit impact on seafarer certificates
  • Doña Paz: Thirty years on from the worst peacetime sea disaster
  • Shipping confidence hits three-and-a-half-year high
  • Solstad Farstad expects even greater cost-savings from merger than previously predicted
  • Odfjell ready to reap realignment rewards in 2018
  • China's coastal coal freight rates on the rise amid renewed demand
  • Korea Shipping Partnership signs up with Korea P&I
  • COSCO Specialized takes up pulp carrier option at COSCO Dalian
  • South Korean owners look elsewhere to scrap Capesizes
  • TS Lines books two feeder ships at Kyokuyo

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Deutsche Bahn leads €240m class action against truck manufacturer cartel
  • MSC and CMA CGM to 'jumbo-ise' 21 containerships into ULCVs
  • ECT plan for fixed barge berthing windows in Rotterdam may reduce two-day waiting times
  • ANALYSIS - Christmas may be delayed for UPS customers, but investors enjoy festive cheer
  • Ministers urged to withdraw Heathrow noise claim
  • Tesla snags largest truck order yet: UPS wants 125 electric semis
  • Uber is officially a cab firm, says European court

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Metal Shark bites into the pilot boat market
  • ABB completes major upgrade of Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker
  • Energy and shipping: DNV GL looks ahead to 2050
  • German shipowners send three containerships to Gibdock
  • Connecticut Maritime Association names its 2018 Commodore

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • BIMCO expects profitable 2018 for dry bulk owners
    But persisting weak levels of vessel demolition could delay benefits of strong demand
  • Delo buys 31% stake in Global Ports Investments
    Sergey Shishkarev vehicle Delo buys stake from Transportation Investments Holding, subject to regulatory approval
  • A festive tax gift for the Jones Act industries and US executives
    First major US tax-overhaul in 30 years brings tax relief for Jones Act industries and US shipping executives
  • OECD starts talks on new shipbuilding competition regime
    Participation of China seen as essential by some WP6 members
  • Daily Briefing
    SCORPIO Tankers could wait until after the 2020 sulphur cap comes into force to decide whether it will install scrubbers...
  • PSA's BMCT inks pact for dedicated container rail service
    Pact to optimise use of container trains headed to the hinterland regions of North and West India
  • Clean energy mix to curb carbon emissions by 2050
    Long term outlook sees new energy-efficient vessels, slow steaming and shift to alternative fuels, though oil-based distillates will still make...
  • Tufton Oceanic raises $91m with London listing
    Proceeds from IPO earmarked for portfolio of secondhand tonnage, company says
  • MSC's super-sized containership orders face financing challenge in China
    Geneva-based line is still looking for lenders to back the $1.5bn newbuilding programme
  • SM Lines considering partnerships to expand trades to US
    South Korean company exploring various options such as joint services with compatriot shipping lines as well as overseas firms
  • US west coast ports lose trade share in strong market
    Asia-North American container volumes buoyant but freight rates remain under pressure
  • Cosco Shipping Specialised Carriers exercises option for one pulp carrier
    Vessel backed by five-year contract of affreightment from Suzano
  • Anglo American joins Chinsay's charter party management platform
    Deal aims to improve Anglo American's work flow, collaboration and productivity around charter party agreements
  • UK union seeks EU recognition of seafarers' certificates post-Brexit
    Nautilus International fears UK seafarers' qualifications may not be recognised by EU member states after Brexit
  • Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation embarks on share option scheme
    Company aims to incentivise management and improve performance through the scheme
  • ABS to class LNG bunker barge for Q-LNG
    Vessel scheduled to start construction early next year
  • Ocean Alliance unveils new Day Two Product offering
    Expanded US east coast services will start in April and include 340 boxships with carrying capacity of approx. 3.6m teu...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • New NY-NJ chassis pool pledges 'open choice'
  • CPA to dredge Karnaphuli River lightering jetties
  • Port of Mobile fast-tracks terminal expansion
  • US truckload spot rates slide on seasonal slowdown
  • FedEx volume, revenue surges; cyber costs diminish
  • PSA, Concor deal boosts JNPT's rail freight effort
  • Eyeing Tesla, shippers, carriers plug into electric trucks
  • Antwerp invests in rail and barge projects

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Dry bulk industry may hit profit in 2018
    China's economic growth is key for dry bulk sector's performance next year, says an analyst.
  • Gener8 Maritime at hub of takeover talk
    New York-listed owner tipped for Christmas sale to major tanker peer.
  • NASC adds minibulker
    Swiss-Canadian joint venture reunites Sider Venture with sister ships
  • Exmar confirms VLGC order backed by long-term Statoil charter
    Nicolas Saverys-led company books pair of newbuildings after winning tender.
  • US wants 10 ships blacklisted over N Korea
    Chinese and Korean-owned vessels have allegedly been evading sanctions.
  • High-yield bond market hits new heights in 2017
    Shipping companies have raised $6.3bn in 2017, according to Clarksons Platou Securities.
  • Diana Shipping capesize catches rising tide
    US-listed owner secures a pay-rise for one of its larger bulk carriers.
  • ITIC warns over people-smuggling scam
    Insurer says ship agents being used as cover for illegal traffickers.
  • Greeks and newcomers share sale and purchase spoils
    Hellenic owners still keen on buying tankers and bulkers but headline moves came from new ventures.
  • Marco Polo gets restructuring nod in Indonesia
    Court and creditors agree to refinancing of Marcopolo Shipyard.
  • Delo buys $108m slice of Global Ports
    Russian group snaps up shares of London-listed group from N-Trans.
  • 2020 Bulkers adds to newcastlemax tally
    Tor Olav Troim's fledgling shipowning venture has increased its newbuilding orderbook.
  • Pirates kidnap 10 crew from Technomar bulker
    Greek owner working to release seafarers seized from vessel off Nigeria.
  • Odfjell Drilling extends Statoil charter
    Oslo owner's Deepsea Bergen kept on for two more wells.
  • Cosco declares option for pulp carrier
    Specialized Carrier unit adds third bulker at Cosco Dalian.
  • SM Line starting run with HMM
    Korean lines cooperating on US east and west coast services.
  • Essar targets bulker buys for steel deal
    Indian owner wants new or chartered ships to carry Essar Steel cargoes.
  • MPCC snaps up Greek boxships
    Oslo-listed owner raids Cosmoship to bring its fleet to 41 vessels.
  • Corroded cargoship banned by Paris MOU
    Ukrainian vessel barred for three months after failing safety check in Russia.
  • Ocean Alliance moves to next phase with 340 ships
    CMA CGM, CoscoCS, Evergreen and OOCL reveal "Day Two Product": fewer vessels, but more capacity.
  • TGS, Schlumberger reveal new survey work
    Companies will acquire data from 10,000 sq km project off Egypt.
  • Meercat emerges from Burgess Marine ashes
    UK workboat specialist committed to growing the firm globally with the help of new private investor.
  • Tufton Oceanic Assets shares to start trading
    UK-based fund manager comes up slightly short of target in London initial public offering.
  • Wilson Sons ties up PSV trio to Petrobras
    However, Brazilian operator remains elusive about terms secured for charters from oil major.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • FedEx Q2 FY2018 earnings rise 11.7%
    FedEx Corp. saw earnings of $2.84 per diluted share ($3.18 per diluted share on an adjusted basis) for its second quarter ended Nov. 30, co...
  • Commerce outlines duties for polyester staple fiber imports
    The Commerce Department on Tuesday announced preliminary antidumping duties for imports of fine denier polyester staple fiber from China, I...
  • APM Terminals, ASPA invest in Port of Mobile
    The Alabama State Port Authority (ASPA) and APM Terminals have approved a $49.5 million expansion of the container facility at the Port of ...
  • PMSA: USWC container ports saw combined 0.6% growth in October
    The five major U.S. West Coast container ports - those in Los Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Tacoma, and Seattle - collectively handled 5,31...
  • NWSA YTD container volumes up 2% despite November decline
    The combined year-to-date container volumes for the ports of Seattle and Tacoma through November are up 2 percent compared to the same 11-m...
  • FMC reveals witness lineup for port practices hearing
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission on Wednesday published a notice identifying 26 individuals scheduled to testify as witnesses on one of...
  • ATA: Truck tonnage index rises again in November
    Domestic truck tonnage rose again in November 2017, up 2.3 percent compare with the same month a year ago, following a 3.9 percent year-ove...
  • OCEAN Alliance announces new 'Day Two Product' to commence April 2018
    French carrier CMA CGM, a member of the OCEAN Alliance along with subsidiary line APL, COSCO, OOCL, and Evergreen Line, has announced the l...
  • Barge congestion continues in Rotterdam, Antwerp
    Continued congestion at the ports of Antwerp and Rotterdam have caused delays of up to 96 hours, according to intermodal operator Contargo....

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Jefferies raises 2018 oil price forecasts on strong Chinese demand
    US investment bank Jefferies has raised its oil price forecasts for 2018, citing expectations of an undersupplied market due to strong Chinese demand growth and the potential for a lower-than-expected pace of recovery from US shale output.
  • Saudi 2018 budget likely based on 10.1 mil b/d crude output, average $58/b price: report
    Saudi Arabia's record $260 billion budget for 2018, unveiled by King Salman al-Saud Tuesday, is in line with an average crude oil export price of $58/b and production of 10.1 million b/d over the year, Riyadh-based Jadwa Investments analysts said in a research note Wednesday.
  • Riyadh-only listing for Saudi Aramco still being considered: minister
    The long-mooted public listing of state oil giant Saudi Aramco is on track for some time in 2018 as the Saudi government continues to weigh its options for where to float the shares, finance minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said Wednesday.
  • Foes of oil, gas drilling in Alaska's ANWR prep legislative, court battle
    Congressional Democrats and environmentalists are preparing for a legislative and legal fight against oil and natural gas drilling in Alaska.
  • Crude futures have muted response to mixed EIA inventory data
    Prompt NYMEX crude rose Wednesday after US Energy Information Administration data showed continued declines in crude inventories, but the upside was limited by builds in product stocks.
  • Total Marine Fuels expects bunker sales growth to hit nearly 10% in 2017
    TMFGS is also "evaluating some interesting opportunities [to grow] elsewhere", Jouny said.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Total Marine Fuels gears up for IMO 2020 rule, eyes LNG bunker fuel growth
    "We want to be a major player in the LNG bunker market," Jouny said.
  • Dawn of LPG bunkering set in Japan as IMO mandate inches closer
    Upcoming environmental rules in shipping are prompting a look at alternatives such as LPG.
  • FUTURES: Crude stable to higher on Forties repair, US crude draw




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