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15 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:03 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 23, 2017
  • Dockers plan pan-European strike Thursday to protect closed shop
  • Maersk tit-for-tat Gothenburg docker row results in 160 layoffs
  • MCC Transport names new boss as Wichmann departs after 9 years as CEO
  • Elbe dredgers win micro point over environmentalists over saving hemlock
  • NYK steps up frequency of its Asia-Hawaii Express (AHX) service
  • Gulftainer dockers handle record 20 million TEU at Port of Jeddah
  • Ships paid to slow in San Francisco Bay to save whales and cut pollution
  • More mergers likely as smaller carriers struggle to keep up
  • Lower rates to continue to plague LPG market amid vessel oversupply
  • APL Logistics strikes deal with e-retailer WEMESHOPS
  • Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding builds China's first 20,110-TEUer
  • Qatar airport's first half cargo increases 19pc to 980,000 tonnes
  • DHL, K+N, DB Schenker, UPS remain top air forwarders of 2016
  • Britain's FTA tells Brexit negotiators to be safe and risk nothing

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • Box shipping freight rates better this year but supply/demand balance essential, says analysis
  • Confidence level among shipping industry players at three-year high
  • Dr T. Johnson of A. S. Shipping Agencies conferred Doctor of Letters honour by International Tamil University
  • Ravi Kant is the new Shipping Secretary
  • Shipping industry unites to propose ambitious CO2 reduction objectives to IMO
  • USF wins loyalty recognition at 10th AGM awards function of PPL Networks
  • VSAs get CCI exemption
  • JNPT celebrates 'International Yoga Day'
  • Industry ready for GST, says CII

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 23, 2017
  • No debating the price
  • Playing field still uneven with EU mobility package
  • EU support for Croatian railway
  • Port Nola chairman receives supply chain award
  • Krummen Kerzers overcomes last mile in pharma transport
  • Evergreen climbs on e-commerce bandwagon
  • Little Dream and Little Treasure en route to Berlin
  • New rail line to raise Bangladesh rail share by 11%
  • Virgin Atlantic Cargo promotes Geer to MD
  • Laurels for K+N supply chain solution
  • HHLA pays out same dividend as in 2015
  • Iranian carrier expand flights to Russia
  • Hupac stepping into digital future at 50
  • Grube succeeds Witten as HHLA supervisory board chairman
  • UAL puts Latin America on agenda
  • New office operational in Myanmar
  • Turkish Cargo opening two new routes

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • Spanish dockers wind down strike action
  • Shipping's next capital frontier: the 'Term Loan B' market
  • Project carriers step up sailings
  • Era of automated ships moves a step closer
  • South African regulator rejects Japan liner shipping merger
  • Shipping confidence hits three-year high
  • Supramax trade growth based on Chinese and Indian economies
  • Dubai ship rescues Bangladeshi fisherman clinging to capsized boats
  • Torm considering MR tanker orders in China
  • IMO's Energy Efficiency Design Index under scrutiny at MEPC
  • Chip carrier to serve Japanese paper maker
  • Sanoyas wins ferry order
  • New Japan-funded port to handle over a third of Jakarta hinterland cargo
  • COSCO Singapore-listed unit asked to explain sharp price rise
  • SLNG plans small-scale LNG developments beyond successful reload
  • More refund guarantees for STX O&S, please, says Changwon City
  • Seoul deploys search vessel to Stellar Daisy disaster site
  • HOLISHIP: Virtual demonstration and prototyping
  • For private equity shipping investors, M&A is the new IPO

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The Loadstarweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • South Africa rejects Japanese container line merger proposal
  • Qatar Airways plans legal action as operating costs soar due to trade blockade
  • Queen's Speech a 'missed opportunity' say disappointed UK trade bodies
  • New Podcast: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain
  • Doncaster Sheffield lands first scheduled perishables cargo service
  • Markings on a container - what do they mean?
  • MCC chief Tim Wickmann looks for new challenge after nine years

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • First vessel in North America with complete Cat propulsion
  • VIDEO: Bipartisan legislation pushes for 355 ship Navy
  • St. Johns christens newest Vane Brothers tug
  • J.P. Morgan shipping fund raises $480 million, buys 14 ships
  • Trump to nominate Kings Pointer as Maritime Administrator
  • Knutsen LNG newbuild to have Mark III Flex containment system
  • Crowley names Suz Michel VP human resources and learning
  • Third Chugoku A/F to contain bio-repellent Selektope
  • Golar LNG in Delfin LNG joint development agreement
  • Ritz-Carlton gets into the cruise yacht market
  • USCG updates Sunrui BWMS Type Approval
  • TTS books its largest ever Syncrolift order

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • ABS chooses Greece for new Global Ship Systems Centre
    New approach warranted by increasingly complex vessel systems, say executives
  • Metrostar inks aframaxes at Daehan
    Comeback project after VLCC disposals now numbers four units at Korean yard
  • Italy's RBD Armatori studies options to avoid bankruptcy
    Small private dry bulk and tanker owner fails to win majority support from creditors needed for restructuring
  • Milestone Norwegian offshore merger complete
    Solstad Farstad equipped to stand in a tough market
  • Maersk Broker boosts dry bulk chartering team
    Frank Mortensen has been named chief executive of Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering
  • No idea on share price surge, Cosco Singapore tells SGX
    The company is seeking M&A opportunities, but media reports of OOCL being the target make little sense.
  • AET lands long-term shuttle tanker charter
    Vessels will be delivered in 2019
  • Strong demand supports US Gulf clean MR market
    US Gulf vessel supply tightens on delays, record production by US refineries and gasoline demand in South America
  • Capesize earnings plummet below $8,000 per day as main trading lanes see limited activity
    But coal from the US may support Atlantic rates, says brokerage
  • Vessel offloading still suspended in US Gulf as storm hits
    High winds and heavy rains disrupt operations at Louisiana Offshore Oil Port
  • Pilbara to raise port dues
    Authority's board approves plan to raise fees as export volumes reach new highs
  • Panama Canal toll decision expected in two weeks
    Rise in rates imminent amid healthy flow through the canal from the US to Asia
  • Last Word: Women's role in logistics industry recognised
    PD Ports' contract manager honoured in Freight Transport Association awards for women
  • Shipping confidence at its highest in three years, says Moore Stephens
    Industry is cautiously optimistic over the next 12 months
  • Maersk Line and MCC announce Asia Pacific management changes
    Bo Wegener takes the helm at MCC, while Rupesh Jain heads up Maersk Line's Southeast Asia operations
  • DSME postpones four-vessel order on owner's request
    Delivery date pushed back to April 22, 2019
  • Singamas Container expects to return to the black
    Growing global trade and policy changes in China help to boost the bottom line.
  • Daily Briefing
    The Lloyd's List team out in New York continue to report on the cooling attitude towards bank financing at Marine...
  • Taiwan's China Steel Corp orders four newcastlemaxes for $187m
    Company orders two vessels at compatriot yard CSBC Corp and two at Japan Marine United.
  • Blame the executives, not ships, for lack of consolidation
    The shipping industry is ripe for consolidation given its fragmented status. Too bad that fleets of various companies may be...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • Alameda Authority expects to meet debt obligations despite slower cargo gain
  • NY-NJ port authority, carriers to talk per-container fees
  • Long-awaited US inventory drawdown spotted
  • Yang Ming: New recapitalization wave stronger than first
  • Singamas sees higher price and demand for containers
  • Idle fleet rising despite former Hanjin ships finding work
  • Japanese liner merger rejected by South Africa
  • Planned port would give alternative to Tanjung Priok
  • Maersk targets Indian fruit shipments
  • Evergreen joins Maersk, CMA CGM in Alibaba direct booking deal

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • Analysts get short with Hansson's NAT
    Maybe a good thing Nordic American boss doesn't have time to hear their expectations for his stock.
  • PIL cape sale price signals falling values
  • Sinokor bulker sale set to fetch $23m
  • Private equity-owner joint ventures 'thing of the past'
    The 'smart money' is now much more picky when it comes to shipping
  • Greek start-up S-Bulkers adds third vessel
  • Jo Tankers fleet sale leads to staff cuts at related companies
  • Seastar sells last 1990s-built ship for $4.9m
  • VLGC order drought ends as prices hit lowest in decade
    Two owners sign up for newbuildings in China and Japan, with analyst saying shipbuilding prices 'have softened by at least $10m over the last two years
  • Maersk sells vintage tankers
  • Clipper to sell four more Tsuji handy bulkers
  • International Seaways denies suezmax newbuild buy
  • Hope flickers for stricken offshore sector as oil majors stir into action
    As yet another once-proud name seeks Chapter 11 protection, huge developments on the horizon and forecasts of oil at $70 per barrel this year offer a glimmer of optimism
  • Hyundai Merchant to rebuild after veteran sale
    Korean player kicks off renewal plan as it seeks to grow its VLCC business
  • Eagle Bulk trims fleet
  • Lenders and shareholders threaten timeline for Tidewater plan
    Objections loom on substance and timeline of pre-packaged bankruptcy
  • Astrup celebrates strong year with solid profits
  • Sale of Union supramax points to 10% price drop
  • Investor seeks to block Teekay Tankers' play for TIL
  • Shipping turns to technology to fight seafarer stress and fatigue
    Industry players highlight physical and mental well-being ahead of Day of the Seafarer on 25 June
  • Newcomer Vaarin Marine acquires tanker
  • American Shipping explores Jones Act fleet opportunities
  • CATCH UPs
  • MISC's billion-dollar oil and gas goal promises a bonanza for shipyards
    The Malaysian energy shipping giant is bidding big for oil and gas contracts - and with an emphasis on advanced technology, that spells good news for shipyards
  • Expect the oil majors to fuel the push for LNG-powered vessels, Yee predicts
  • Agritrade founder puts own cash into VLCC venture
    Hong Kong-listed Agritrade Resources Ltd says it is still a buyer of VLCCs for crude storage and its main shareholder is providing joint venture capital to buy secondhand tonnage.
  • US disputes Japan timing of deadly boxship collision
    Seemingly bizarre course of NYK Lines vessel before it nearly sank US destroyer inspires conspiracy addicts, but one observer sees an innocent explanation
  • Pleiades Shipping fleet boosted by aframax newbuilding
  • Navig8 linked to products return with China order
  • Mexico's Baja adds Searoad ro-ro to fleet
  • Maersk draws up plan for fallout from Rickmers
  • Palmer says OSVs moving 'out of hell and into purgatory'
    Things are indeed looking up for offshore but the market has a lot of torment in store for shipowners
  • CMA CGM sets sights on gas fuelling for super newbuilds
    Potential $1.4bn order puts containership giant in the vanguard of new thinking by the big liner players on the future of fuel
  • Meghna sells supramax for firm $6.6m
  • Plastic to be tackled using machine built for oil spills
    Orca uses vortex technology to suck plastics out of the sea with little likelihood of jamming
  • Ikaros Shipping set for first sale of the year
  • Germans poised for tussle with foreign private equity
    Bids for Rickmers Holding to throw up the usual suspect
  • Bondholders felt we were bluffing about insolvency, says Van Meenan
    Outgoing Rickmers chief executive opens up about the final days of his failed experiment to find a new way of running a shipping business in Germany

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American Shipperweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • South Africa rejects merger between Japan's "Big 3"
    The Competition Commission of South Africa has prohibited a proposed merger between the container liner shipping businesses of Japan's "Big...
  • Trump's infrastructure plan will need foreign investment, Mnuchin says
    Foreign investments may be the key to infrastructure upgrades, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Tuesday. "Working with foreign inves...
  • WTO chief seeks to promote women in trade
    World Trade Organization Director-General Roberto Azevêdo said more still needs to be done to ensure women have access to the full economic...
  • Survey: Shipping confidence hits three-year high
    Confidence in the shipping industry equaled its highest rating in the past three years for the three months ended May 31, according to UK-b...
  • Boeing, UPS strike conversion deal
    Boeing and the United Parcel Service (UPS) reached a passenger-to-freighter conversion deal for three 767-300 aircraft, the commercial airc...
  • Schneider enhances Phoenix operation
    Schneider National has opened a new facility in Phoenix to handle its increasing freight transportation business in the Southwest, the natio...
  • Port of Mundra to receive $300m in investments
    Port operator Adani Group and Chinese firm East Hope Group have signed an investment framework agreement for manufacturing units in Mundra'...
  • U.S. sea ports' effects on the environment
    Traffic at ports is expected to grow in some areas across the United States, which could potentially exacerbate air pollution problems if t...
  • Ex-Im Bank nominees
    President Donald Trump formerly nominated Scott Garrett, a former Republican congressman from New Jersey, this week to serve as president of...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 22, 2017
  • Oil complex posts modest recovery after sharp slide
    NYMEX August light sweet crude settled 21 cents higher at $42.74/b, while ICE August Brent rose 40 cents to settle at $45.22/b.
  • ANALYSIS: Nigerian oil output revival raises OPEC exemption question
    - Upward trend in production could be maintained - Might have to join OPEC cuts if production nears 2.2 mil b/d - August exports seen surging to 18-month high - Security situation fragile despite fall in attacks
  • RUSSIA DATA: May fuel oil exports up 11% on year at 3.59 mil mt
    Russian fuel oil exports in May rose 11% on the year and 5% on the month to 3.587 million mt, data from the Central Dispatch Unit, the energy ministry's statistical arm, showed Thursday.
  • Houston pilots resume outbound boardings as tropical storm passes
    Pilots on the Houston Ship Channel resumed outbound boardings at 9 am CDT (1400 GMT) Thursday, as weather continued to clear following the passing of Tropical Storm Cindy
  • Istanbul bunker market tightens ahead of national holiday
    Access to bunker fuel barges at Istanbul, Turkey, has been tightening though the week ahead of a week of holiday June 24-30,
  • ARA fuel oil inventories down 16% on vessel loading: PJK
    Fuel oil stocks fell 152,000 mt on the week to 796,000 mt, data from PJK International showed.
  • Singapore's Thome strengthens environmental practices after oil tanker ETC Mena ruling
    The penalty imposed on the companies includes a $1.9 million fine.
  • Storm passes Venezuela; PDVSA refinery production saw no issues: source
    The severe weather threat offshore Venezuela has diminished and did not affect production at state-owned PDVSA, a source with knowledge of business operations said Wednesday.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • FUTURES: Crude futures remain stable in Asia afternoon trading
  • TRADER NOTE: Maersk Line, MCC make changes to leadership team in Asia
    Changes reflect companies' succession plans.
  • OPEC mulls deeper cuts due to higher than expected US oil output-- Zanganeh
    - Zanganeh says OPEC should wait and see how market develops - Monitoring committee meets in Russia in late July - Cut compliance in May highest since deal began: source




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