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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 22, 2017
  • Hutchison Ports signs initial pact to develop Chernomorsk port, Ukraine
  • APM Terminals changes focus by offering more inland services to BCOs
  • Putin wants to bar foreign ships from using Russia's Northern Sea Route
  • Elbe River dredging 'blockade' should be removed: Hamburg port official
  • Oakland port's container imports hit record level of 76,706 TEU in Oct
  • Carey Island port project is still on: Malaysia Transport Minister
  • Shorter wait times at anchorage as congestion eases at Chittagong port
  • FedEx expects to handle record 400m packages during holiday period
  • HKIA sees steady cargo growth handling 430,000 tonnes in October
  • Signs emerge of slowing cargo volume growth among European airlines
  • CEVA opens pharma facility in UK with a pharmacy to dispense prescriptions

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • Express Global Logistics moves RTGCs from Nhava Sheva to Mundra
  • Hong Kong China War Risk Syndicate launched
  • OOCL launches another 21,413-TEU vessel
  • DP World Mundra introduces global standards of automation at terminal
  • Full year container volume growth forecast increased
  • JSW Infrastructure commences trial run of country's largest river-sea vessels between its Dharamtar & Jaigarh port facilities in Maharashtra
  • CONCOR NWR felicitates top customers at 21st annual awards
  • Maersk Line & Damco's first block train arrives in Europe from China
  • JBS Academy conceptualises 4-day preparatory course for Regulation 6 exam aspirants
  • South Gujarat - Cargo & Logistics Business Forum 2017 this Friday in Surat

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 22, 2017
  • Groupe Eurotunnel changes name to Getlink
  • UTair - new GSA in Vnukovo, Riga and Tashkent
  • Technology award for propeller boss cap fins
  • Chinese studying Erdenet-Ovoot railway
  • Bolloré and Oro launch new platform
  • Nolinor Aviation supports Canadian mining sector
  • Carriers: better figures, little improvement, says Seaintel
  • Three new VPs for inland waterway association
  • Gefco sets up shop in Greece
  • Rail signal upgrade in Egypt
  • Icao welcomes 192nd member state
  • Becker Logistics acquires Savage's 3PL business
  • MAB Kargo's 3rd relief mission for Rohingya refugees
  • Container growth takes a break
  • Freja - new MD in New Year
  • Blocktrain covers 10,815 km in 20 days

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IHS Maritimeweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • Public players pivoting toward 'active' owner-operator model
  • US hits North Korean ship-to-ship transfers
  • Port Houston seeks resilience after Hurricane Harvey
  • Golden Ocean breaks even in Q317, rates continue to strengthen on firm demand
  • India's Mercator Limited appoints additional director
  • COSCO Shipping Energy orders seven tankers at Dalian Shipbuilding
  • STX O&S may need further cost-cutting to survive
  • New MEPC chair Saito aims for policy continuity
  • Dry bulk market eyes Pan Ocean Panamax
  • Sungdong's liquidation value reportedly exceeds going-concern worth

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • Alarm bells ringing over 'ticking time-bomb' of post-Brexit customs control
  • Damco China-Europe blocktrain offers speedier and cheaper option for shippers
  • Omnichannel sales pushing B2B deliveries towards more costly B2C supply chains
  • Two 747-400Fs fetch $49m at Alibaba's Taobao online auction
  • Omar Shamsie new president of Maersk Line in North America
  • India's logistics gets 'infrastructure status' to boost investment
  • The making of a Chinese giant: HNA Group

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • Zim completes pilot of blockchain based paperless Bills of Lading
  • VIDEO: ABB launches new situational awareness solution
  • Crowley ATB delivers jet fuel to Puerto Rico
  • SPS repair to Queen Mary 2 completed during transatlantic round trip
  • Three box ships will have Langh scrubbers, EGR water treatment
  • Philly Shipyard delivers final ship in Kinder Morgan quartet
  • ICS: Shipyard overcapacity threatens sustainable growth
  • Damen wins order for twin rig fishing trawler
  • VIDEO: Celebrity orders Galapagos cruise vessel at De Hoop

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • Marenave ditches Daus-Petersen
    Departure marks victory for Mahnke in ongoing struggle with Offen
  • Navios Maritime net loss creeps up to $28m
    Earnings from vessel employment rise, but so do interest and finance costs
  • Diana Shipping's third-quarter results improve despite Melite impairment
    Rising charter rates offer cushion as Greek owner posts narrower loss
  • Daily Briefing
    North P&I heads to Dublin to skirt Barnier's Brexit passporting ban
  • LNG: Sweet mix of supply-demand fundamentals
    Spot rates set to soar on market tightness as tonne-miles increase
  • UK maritime lobbies set out their stalls ahead of the government's budget
    Industry associations' funding demands focus on crew training, infrastructure and port connectivity ahead of Brexit
  • Peak season port performance in Europe
    CargoSmart analysed the vessel arrival delays and berth times of ocean carriers at the top five European container ports
  • Offen and Döhle downplay debt standstill claims
    German shipowners dispute media reports of deal with HSH Nordbank
  • Preparation is the best defence to cyber threats
    Shipping companies will be held accountable if they do not ready themselves for the inevitable attacks on their systems
  • Flex LNG secures $315m flexible financing for newbuildings
    Fredriksen's vehicle for liquefied natural gas tankers posts mixed results for charter market plays
  • Baltic Dry Index to be revamped
    The handysize time charter average will be dropped completely from the new BDI
  • Update: Golden Ocean may consider dividend when it has free cash flow
    Chief executive says growth in global gross domestic product is positive for dry bulk trades
  • Trafigura to build another LNG terminal at Port Qasim
    Project to comprise a new jetty, berth and a second floating storage and regasification facility
  • Is China a boon or curse for Hong Kong's maritime arbitration aspirations?
    Belt and Road will provide the impetus, but Beijing has to convince the world that Hong Kong is not just another...
  • Cosco Shipping orders four VLCCs and three suezmaxes for $554m
    Deliveries are scheduled between August 2020 and March 2021
  • Shipowners could see operating costs grow amid higher insurance premiums
    Substantial losses incurred by reinsurers on natural disasters this year could push premiums on hull & machinery and P&I higher...
  • Korea Line third-quarter profits surge 537%
    Operating income soars 199% for the three months to September 30 while revenue rises 42%
  • Government aid to shipyards impedes environmental sustainability efforts
    Industry needs to be economically sustainable in order to be environmentally sustainable, says ICS
  • Zim pilots electronic bills of lading on China to Canada voyage
    System based on blockchain technology allows all participants to issue, transfer and receive original electronic documents
  • British Ports Association urges authorities to prioritise transport infrastructure spending
    Industry should also look at ramping up rail freight networks and coastal shipping, especially with Brexit looming
  • Star Bulk's new unit in Geneva to focus on grains charters
    The dry bulk owner also wants to increase exposure to the freight derivatives market

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • ILWU eyes third terminal to organize superintendents
  • Mexican rails tracking for intermodal growth acceleration
  • Brazil customs strike heats up in fourth week
  • Hamburg tops Europe ports in reliability through peak season
  • Bangladesh opts to make Payra a deep-sea port
  • Indian reform improves logistics access to credit
  • Bolloré pact with e-commerce portal highlights B2B growth

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • DryShips widens losses for third quarter
    New York-listed diversified shipowner sees higher costs compared to a year ago.
  • Navios Holdings closes on note refinancing
    Dry bulk shipowner completes one note sale and wraps up early tender on other senior notes.
  • BDI gains as mid-size bulkers bounce back
    Coal woes drag supramax and panamax rates to lows, but market may be near bottom.
  • Pippard to lead Heidmar
    London-based Teekay veteran of 25 years to replace Ognibene at helm of Connecticut-based pools power.
  • Carnival rebuys billions of dollars worth of shares
    Miami-based cruiseship owner has reacquired millions of shares through repurchase program -- and is rebuying more.
  • Bollore Logistics partners with e-commerce firm
    Deal allows customers to buy goods over the internet.
  • Golden Ocean chief executive opens up on dividend ideas
    Payout seriously in mind once remaining capex has been settled, Vartdal says.
  • Seaport cuts 2017 EPS outlook on TEN
    Spot market weakness leads to second analyst notching 2017 lower, but 2018 may not be as bad as feared.
  • Navios Holdings loss widens despite higher revenue
    Red ink is deeper than Street forecasts, though dry-bulk revenue improves from a year ago.
  • Diana: Watch owners not yards for next bulker order wave
    President says rivals and not shipbuilders will be the key influence on bulker newbuilding activity.
  • Ingar Skiaker falls on his sword at Hoegh Autoliners
    Executive moves to director's role at Leif Hoegh & Co following US settlement.
  • Kalashnikov takes aim at shipping
    Russian arms and shipyard group to build eight bulkers for grain transport.
  • Topaz brings seven ships out of layup
    Dubai OSV owner encouraged by strong tendering activity in Africa and Middle East.
  • Greek owners tied to purchase of modern suezmax tankers
    Economou and Polemis mentioned as possible buyers of Dong-A pair.
  • Diana Shipping cuts loss as rates rise
    Greek bulker owner adds more than $3,000 to daily TCE earnings.
  • Baltic Dry Index shake-up planned for New Year
    Weightings change sees index focus on capes, panamaxes and supras.
  • Smart shipping starts with small steps, says Martin Stopford
    Researcher says owners should start their digital transition by adopting simple processes that demonstrably add value.
  • Zim completes blockchain voyage trial
    Israeli line claims paperless first from China to Canada.
  • Crew rescued from stricken bulker
    Turkish helicopter takes crew from drifting Russian vessel.
  • De Hoop scoops Celebrity order
    Dutch yard to build Galapagos cruiseship for RCCL company.
  • Star Bulk looks for 'close to zero debt' before dividend
    Bulker owner wants to pay out throughout the cycles in future and is coy on expansion for now.
  • WWL offloads Australian business
    Car carrier group sells stake in inland transport service to Prixcar.
  • Pappas seeks data from the dark side after losing crystal ball
    Star Bulk chief sheds more light on logistics move and notes interesting twist to orderbook.
  • Fesco pays $552m to noteholders
    Russian owner completes bond restructuring using VTB loan.
  • Golden Ocean back in black as bulker recovery unfolds
    Shipowner logs small third quarter profit but speculation around dividend unfounded.
  • Commerzbank cuts loan-loss provision to $198m
    German lender stepping up shipping portfolio reduction.
  • Odfjell Drilling clinches Aker BP alliance
    Drillship company to carry out work off Norway for up to 10 years.
  • Flex LNG fixes $315m of newbuild finance
    Fredriksen-backed company secures cash for DSME and Samsung ships as it redelivers two chartered-in LNG carriers.
  • Evergreen ship was targeted by pirates
    Taiwanese-owned boxship named as vessel subjected to rocket propelled grenades.
  • Wagenborg seals Shell walk-to-work charter
    Dutch owner says vessel will undergo 16 week conversion in advance of early 2018 start date.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • USDOT: Major challenges for 2018 include cybersecurity, highway and rail safety
    The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) says that various safety issues, including those in surface transportation infrastructure, hi...
  • British ship insurer preparing for Brexit fallout
    British ship insurer NorthProtection and Indemnity (P&I) Club is preparing for post-Brexit fallout by setting up a new European Union (...
  • Damco completes first block train service from China to Europe
    Damco, the third-party logistics subsidiary of Danish shipping conglomerate A.P. Moller - Maersk, has completed its first block train servi...
  • Smart container provider SecureSystem opening U.S. subsidiary
    German smart shipping container solutions provider SecureSystem GmbH has launched an Arlington, Va.-based U.S. subsidiary, SecureSystem U.S...
  • Cass Truckload Linehaul Index hits record high
    Linehaul truckload shipping costs in October increased 5.5 percent year-over-year, according to the Cass Truckload Linehaul Index. This is...
  • Executive Moves: Höegh Autoliners and RSI
    Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock Höegh Autoliners names chief executive officer, and the Railway Supply Institute appoints president. Norwe...
  • Alibaba takes $2.9b stake in Sun Art
    Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. will invest $22.4 billion Hong Kong (U.S. $2.9 billion) to obtain a 36.16 percent stake...
  • Hapag-Lloyd orders 3,700 reefer containers from MCI
    German ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd is investing in 1,000 low-carbon refrigerant containers as part of a 3,700-unit order of Star Cool Integra...
  • New CBP processing fees kick in Jan. 1
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will implement various cargo processing fee increases for importers and carriers, effective Jan. 1...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 21, 2017
  • Key OPEC players back extension of production cut deal to the end of 2018: Zanganeh
    The clamor to extend OPEC and non-OPEC production cuts for nine months beyond March 2018 is growing louder, with Iranian Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh saying that the "main players" are lining up behind an extension.
  • Plastics to bunkers - Recycling Technologies eyes new frontier for marine fuel
    Transforming discarded plastics into bunker fuel could revolutionize marine fuel supply, according to UK-based waste management and engineering company Recycling Technologies.
  • ICE Brent/WTI spread declines further as Keystone Pipeline remains shut
    The ICE Brent/WTI spread narrowed 6 cents to $5.74/b Tuesday, the smallest in nearly a month, as the closure of the Keystone Pipeline continued to squeeze that differential.
  • TRADER NOTE: Maxcom Bunker appoints new managing director after smuggling allegations
    Italian marine fuel trader Maxcom Bunker has appointed a new managing director after its former CEO was arrested in connection with a gasoil smuggling operation.
  • Iraq's AISSOT makes first loading of crude oil from Basrah
    Milestone comes two months after launching physical bunker supply in Iraq.
  • Ship operators bullish for Supramax freight in Northwest Europe
    Supramax freight rates in the UK Continent and Baltic are expected to tick higher in coming weeks, ship operator sources said, after scrap charterers were seen Monday circulating cargo requirements for mid-December dates.
  • TRADER NOTE: Bunker trader Trefoil hires Davy van den Tempel
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • TRADER NOTE: Former Universal Energy bunker trader joins Peninsula Petroleum
    Hon was previously at Australia Bunkering.
  • CLARIFICATION NOTE: Singapore, Mideast Gasoil strip, cash differentials to reflect 500 ppm till year-end
  • US presses China to cut off oil supplies to North Korea
    Trump said Monday that the US will designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism.

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