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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
  • Head of Hapag-Lloyd expects box supply to match demand in 2018
  • An advantage not being part of a major shipping alliance, says PIL boss
  • Box volume up 5.3pc at Savannah handling 348,297 TEU in August
  • 2017 growth forecast for US container imports is downgraded
  • Rail freight won't affect ocean shipping volumes on Asia-Europe trades
  • DP World's box volume growth at Cochin port outstrips Indian rivals
  • CMF establishes anti-piracy security corridor around Aden
  • CEVA leases 120 new vehicles from Dawsonrentals to upgrade UK fleet
  • Kuala Lumpur to host major conference for the logistics industry
  • Amazon's new distribution centre in southwest Ohio to offer 1,000 jobs
  • WFS' cargo handling operation at Boston-Logan airport doubles in size
  • Pinnacle Logistics to hire 300 workers at T F Green Airport cargo terminal

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • A.P. Moller Holding A/S to acquire Maersk Tankers A/S
  • MANSA honours shipping industry veteran Vaishnav Puri with Lifetime Achievement Award at 39th AGM
  • Nailesh Gandhi elected new President of AMTOI
  • NISAA conducts 32nd AGM
  • Vivek Kele's final communication as President of AMTOI
  • ZIM carries 3 m containers through DaChan Bay Terminals
  • Realigned Indira Gandhi Road near Cochin Port opened for traffic

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 2017
  • Measuring station at the Gotthard
  • Opportunities instead of disruptions
  • New rail line to serve markets in Texas and beyond
  • Connie Award for John Wolfe, NWSA
  • Second multi-cube centre for Pfenning Logistics
  • WEC Lines launches new link to Liverpool
  • Rail connection upgrade for port's industrial park
  • Virgin Cargo set to open Pharmazone
  • Pedretti opens location in Normandy
  • Inland navigation to compensate for Rhine Valley railway...
  • China's new fast railway cuts freight transport times
  • Change of legal form at Konrad Wormser
  • Volga-Dnepr transports one more satellite
  • Gefco continues to grow
  • Bosnia/Herzegovina hailed for 20 years of achievements
  • Marcura Group acquires new solutions
  • UTLC implements XL train project
  • ICS selects new marine committee chairman

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • UK port breached by Greenpeace activists trying to block PCTC
  • HSH Nordbank to receive firm offers end-October
  • Shipowner cyber risks on the rise, survey shows
  • MSC books 11 large container ships at DSME
  • Legal disruptors testing marine insurers' mettle
  • PIL's MD Teo quashes COSCO takeover rumours
  • IUMI 2017: Hull class risk profile a positive in a sea of challenges
  • Toda Kisen books LPG carrier duo at Sasaki
  • South Gyeongsang officials propose relief measures for shipbuilders
  • Scorpio Tankers: 'coiled spring' or 'Waiting for Godot'?

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • Latest ULCV orders the start of a slippery slope to new overcapacity glut?
  • Panalpina testing new online air cargo booking portal aimed at SMEs
  • GEFCO clocks up 25% rise in EBITDA as European car market picks up
  • Integrated 'end-to-end' container distribution service a first for port of Liverpool
  • DHL gears up for logistics boost from Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor
  • Beyond globalisation - the trend towards regional supply chains
  • Putin orders end to trade in US dollars at Russian seaports

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • Electric Boat awarded $5.1 billion Columbia Class design contract
  • Horizon take steps to deal with revenue shortfall on ferry project
  • Neptun floats out engine room module for LNG fueled cruise ship
  • Another big box ship order raises over capacity worries
  • Dorian calls in ABS to help it evaluate LPG as a marine fuel
  • Wärtsilä marine gear boxes to be produced by Siemens
  • Rolls-Royce and Inmarsat in LOI on energy management system
  • EBH Nambibia drydocks a dry dock

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • Inchcape Shipping and ClipperData in data-driven tie-up
    Staff transferred from ISS to ClipperData under deal that will see companies share tanker trades data
  • Golar LNG appoints new chief executive as business focus shifts
    Integrated gas firm enters a new phase after delivery of FLNG Hilli Episeyo
  • Last Word: Twitter's wrath
    And you thought Twitter was all cat pics and Donald Trump starting wars...
  • Daily Briefing
    The arms race for super-sized container dominance is back
  • China Merchants eyes port investments in UK
    State conglomerate also looks for opportunities in highways and urban developments
  • Carrier diverted from UK port by Greenpeace activists
    Activists also storm port in protest at diesel cars
  • Power play, politics, and big personalities
    Container shipping is an industry driven by big personalities and fierce rivalries, where no one can be allowed to get the...
  • Becoming smarter
    The criteria for 'smart shipping' differ from one part of the industry to another
  • Maersk Line and Minsheng Leasing strike $500m leaseback deal
    Liner shipping carriers have been engaged with Chinese leasing houses to enhance cash position
  • Cyber threats cross blurry supply chain lines
    Experts warn of more attacks and ransom demands
  • DSME to build five of MSC's 11 mega boxships
    Update: MSC has split the order between two South Korean yards, with Samsung Heavy Industries to build six
  • Capesize earnings hover at around $20,000 per day
    Market remains bullish before China's Golden Week holidays
  • Aschmann to step down as Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement chief
    Ian Beveridge will take over in 2018 until when Aschmann will hold the reigns
  • US court allows Ocean Rig's restructuring plans
    US court order comes after Cayman court approved offshore services provider's debt restructuring schemes
  • Wilhelmsen boosts NorSea stake to 72%
    Group to purchase extra 32% stake in NorSea for $70m
  • Maersk Tankers is safe under the bank of mum and dad
    AP Moller-Maersk's sale keeps the product tanker player arm within the family but does not rule out further minority stake...
  • Aftermath of Hanjin collapse rocks South Korea university
    Prosecutors are investigating Inha University's decision to buy corporate bonds issued by Hanjin Shipping before collapse
  • Dark clouds hover over dry bulk market in the long term, says Berge Bulk chief
    Current market conditions do not justify secondhand deals
  • Dorian wants to use LPG as marine fuel
    Feasibility study to examine if LPG is a viable, cost effective way to meet new emission standards
  • Songa Bulk adds another Japan-built kamsarmax to fleet
    Vessel scheduled for delivery by October this year and is estimated to cost about $20.5m

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • Maersk joins Cosco diverting cargo away from Prince Rupert
  • Industry: Great Lakes pilots' fees threaten cargo volumes
  • Uber Freight in no hurry to enter drayage market
  • Weather delays continue at India's Nehru Port
  • NVOCCs continue to gain Asia import to US share
  • MSC latest carrier to order 22,000-TEU vessels
  • Post-holiday season testing carrier disciple
  • CMA CGM partners with Indian IT leader to drive efficiency
  • Freight tax for US infrastructure projects floated again
  • Hurricanes threaten US-wide impact on freight capacity
  • China factory closures hit Russian importers

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • Panama Canal cuts the paperwork
    New one-stop shop for documentation aims to rid multiple forms needed for transits.
  • Select investors find 'asset-light' is best approach to tanker market
    At least three companies, including Penfield and Navig8, have quietly drawn backing for funds that charter-in ships rather than buy them
  • Court throws out 'faked' JEHI bankruptcy
  • Middle East tanker venture sets sights on fleet of VLCCs
  • JICA funding to help Alang meet HKC standards
  • Hesnes board satisfied despite profit plunge
  • Daiichi bounces back, but no revival of pact with Werring
  • Belt and Road could be biggest boost for shipping in centuries
    Chinese mega-project has the potential to turbo-charge trade routes between Asia and Europe, but this quantum leap still has hurdles to overcome
  • H Schuldt undergoing 'strategic overhaul'
  • Maersk Tankers acquisition fits Moller Holding plans to diversify
    Public group can pay down debt while family invests outside shipping
  • NewLead financiers prevail over DHL in bulker case
    Ray Capital, Cheyenne Holdings, Oppenheim Capital and Labroy Shiptrade awarded $7.7m as quest ends
  • CMA CGM delays boxship fuelling decision
  • Hanjin's lessons about the strength of steel
    Standard business theory suggests bankruptcies and consolidation cuts oversupply and increases pricing power - but those rules struggle in asset-driven shipping markets
  • Wessels eyes more retrofits for boxship feeders
    But top of the agenda is getting natural gas supplied in ports or charterers will lose interest
  • Hawaii dock lease sends Matson shares up
    Jones Act containership owner likely to remain in a duopoly with existing rival, beating out new entrant.
  • Ghana shifts to new LNG import solution with Gazprom deal
  • Laid-up Shell ship returns to trading
  • Shell LNGBV commissions new Lithuanian truck station
  • Yamal's Arc7 shipowners reach accord on ice trials
    Second vessel for project is expected to arrive ready for work at Arctic port of Sabetta in December
  • SGMF environment committee gets down to business
  • All eyes on Wang Dawei in Shandong reshuffle
    Change at Chinese owner is not seen as a shake-up but sources are divided on whether former second-in-command is bound for top job
  • Russia earmarks $1.63bn to spur its ships to switch to LNG fuelling
    Ambitious plan projects use of gas will quadruple over five years as modern fleet becomes more efficient
  • LNG charter rates nudge up as cargo picture brightens
    Owners hopeful of more trading action as east-west arbitrage starts to open
  • Oversupply in Brazil is hurdle for owners
  • Liberia claims 'quality' recognition
  • 'Too much at stake for talks to fail'
  • IUMI calls for boost to boxship firefighting capabilities
  • ITF and employers pledge to strike pay deal this year
    Negotiators promise they will not leave thousands of ships stranded without a collective agreement, amid hopes of 11th-hour compromise
  • OceanSaver assets picked up by IMS
    Assets of the Drammen-based company will be folded into marine equipment supplier.
  • IMS acquires second tanker in a month
  • Polemis linked to purchase of Chevron aframax
  • Japan VLCC newbuilding negotiations underway
  • Brightoil seeks to reshape shipping with e-commerce
    Bunker supplier and tanker owner claims online platform and marine e-commerce ecosystem will bring radical change to the way shipping works
  • Patient route in hunt for VLCCs
  • Frontline assigns first duo to new LR2 pool with Vitol
    Fredriksen company also switches some tankers from clean to dirty trade
  • Adriatic's boss Zissimatos hits comeback trail again
    Official documents confirm return of Greek shipowner at helm of new company
  • UAE aggregates trader makes $2.6m profit on supramax flip
  • Chios secures firm $8m for vintage supramax
  • Stopford takes a trip to S&P casino
  • Supramax for sale as Indian shipowner focuses on LPG
    Gas is our strength, says Global United Shipping India after it puts bulker on market
  • Songa Bulk sights capesize number three
    Oslo Axess-listed owner believed to be targeting a Greek-owned bulker in latest S&P move.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • FMC to hold public hearings on detention and demurrage petition
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission on Wednesday voted to hold public hearings at its Washington headquarters related to a petition filed ...
  • CETA comes into provisional effect
    The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the European Union and Canada enters into force provisionally on Thursday, Se...
  • FedEx Ground opens new Baltimore DC
    FedEx Ground announced the opening of its new distribution facility at Baltimore-based multimodal global logistics center Tradepoint Atlant...
  • ODFL opens new Illinois service center
    Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. opened a new service center in Montgomery, Ill., which is about 40 miles west of Chicago. The 103-door faci...
  • Smartphone app provider launches cloud-based platform for truckers
    Trucker Tools, maker of a driver smartphone app and automated load matching solution Load Track, has launched a cloud-based platform called...
  • Commerce imposes duties on mechanical tubing imports
    The Commerce Department on Wednesday said it will impose countervailing duties on imports of cold-drawn mechanical tubing from China and In...
  • Spot rates crash on Asia-ECSA trade amid higher capacity
    Spot container rates on the Asia-East Coast South America trade have crashed over the last few months, fueled by carriers injecting more ca...
  • Rotterdam launches blockchain field lab as part of 'smartest port' initiative
    A blockchain field lab has been launched by the Port of Rotterdam Authority and the Municipality of Rotterdam in a joint effort to develop ...
  • Report: MSC orders 11 new 22,000-TEU vessels
    Switzerland-based Mediterranean Shipping Co. (MSC) has reportedly confirmed an order for 11 22,000-TEU vessels, which would not only be the...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2017
  • US to impose new North Korea sanctions targeting energy trade, shipping
    The US will impose new sanctions designed to cut off funding for North Korea by targeting individuals and companies that trade with the Kim Jong-un regime.
  • Power outages in Puerto Rico could disrupt LSFO market: sources
    The damages caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico have left the island without power potentially for several months, causing uncertainty in the US and Latin American LSFO market.
  • European refiners prospects rise on lower stocks, low availability elsewhere
    Decreasing stocks, especially of distillates, and low refining availability elsewhere in the world have improved prospects for European refiners.
  • European refiners optimistic on ability to cope with IMO 2020
    Speaking at the Platts European Refining Summit in Brussels Thursday, European refiners were cautiously optimistic on their ability to provide compliant 0.5% sulfur marine fuels from 2020 onwards to meet IMO regulations.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Dorian LPG engages ABS for economic feasibility study for LPG bunkering
    LPG bunkering could be a cost effective solution to meet environmental rules.
  • FEATURE: 2020 sulfur cap, ballast water rules prove twin headaches for shipping
    "Take, for example, the sulfur cap issue ...a lot of [ship] owners are simply waiting, because anything can happen between now and January 2020," IMC Shipping's Lim said.
  • Trump says he has decided on future of US in Iran nuclear deal
    Trump said last week Iran is not keeping with the "spirit" of the 2015 nuclear deal, calling it "one of the worst deals I've ever seen."




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