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23 October 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 10:09 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Asia-Europe rates drop ahead of Golden Week with slack demand
  • WTO raises 2017 growth forecast as global trade accelerates
  • Port rotation changed to deal with Prince Rupert's congestion
  • British freight forwarders to get revised trading conditions in October
  • NYK links up with Dualog and NTT Group to develop onboard IoT
  • Virginia to Pennsylvania/Ohio rail service starts from new CSX rail terminal
  • Rebound in Asia-W Africa trade prompts carriers to launch 2 new services
  • Intelligence agencies in India warn of attacks by terrorists on transport hubs
  • Changi's air freight throughput surges 10.7pc in August
  • Frankfurt Airport's cargo volume rises 5.4pc in August to 181,102 tonnes
  • Parcel volumes to grow 17-28pc a year, says new Pitney Bowes report

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • AADA to increase rates
  • Cosco Shipping Ports reports throughput increase
  • Date for mandatory self-sealing of RFID export containers deferred by a month
  • Los Angeles port sees surging container volumes
  • MOL issues Safety, Environmental & Social Report 2017
  • MSC & Hapag-Lloyd offering new service between South America's East Coast & Mediterranean
  • New online bunker fuel trading platform launched
  • Port Authority & Municipality of Rotterdam launch blockchain technology field lab
  • SAL Heavy Lift returns to German Flag
  • SCFI spot rates down
  • Singapore port handles more boxes in Aug.
  • Soybean meal exports surge
  • Essar Ports mulling LNG terminals, boosting iron ore handling capacity
  • Cathay Pacific & Cathay Dragon show impressive cargo growth in Aug.
  • JICA provides another development assistance loan for Western DFC
  • Drawback factors other taxes including embedded taxes, says FEIO President
  • MALA 2017 sees a confluence of the best & brightest in a celebration of excellence

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Seeking and finding synergies
  • Longer semi-trailers reduce HGV trips
  • Russia to support modernisation of Cuba's railway
  • DHL to manage DCs for Eaton's electrical business
  • American Airlines carries relief to Puerto Rico
  • Europe's largest sugar plant phased in
  • Cummings now chairing Artba
  • Crossing first hurdle for 740 m network
  • Hapag-Lloyd banking on Nigeria
  • Quintiq technology for better route planning
  • International reshuffle of DVB's aviation team
  • China Airlines chooses Dokasch temp solution
  • New west-east link along trans-Siberian artery
  • US ports - like Philadelphia - on the rise
  • Naxco Group celebrates 50th anniversary
  • Everything still up in the air in Berlin
  • Timocom winning over consumer goods makers

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Box rates set for further rise, says shipping consultant
  • IG chairman highlights rising tonnage, falling claims disparity
  • European shortsea market on the rise
  • Fujairah National Group to relaunch ship agency arm
  • Golden Ocean sells six Ultramaxes to Scorpio Bulkers
  • New technology 'could force shipping consolidation'
  • Wisdom Marine scraps Aframax venture
  • Hyundai Glovis allots USD44 million to trade partners
  • Thoresen unveiled as buyer of Songa Bulk vessel
  • Charterers go long on dry bulk tonnage as BDI firms

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Xpediator closes in on acquisition targets and unveils e-commerce franchise ambitions
  • REIT on a shopping spree for UK warehouse assets after IPO
  • Click and collect? Jade's 747 freighters go up for sale online
  • Can airlines bypass freight forwarders?
  • Mexico: race for e-commerce dominance starts with logistics
  • Drewry launches reefer benchmarking tool for shippers

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • MTU at work on engines with electrically assisted turbocharging
  • Elliott Bay Design Group wins LaDOTD contract
  • OceanSaver BWMS to be part of TeamTec portfolio
  • VIDEO: Carnival to build fourth ship for Cunard
  • Innovation in well work over gets ABS approval

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Era of the big box dry cargo supermarket is over
    Companies focusing on narrower business segments to take leadership positions
  • Shipping confidence on a six-month growth run
    But managers, charterers and brokers report feeling increasingly insecure
  • Piraeus posts higher first-half earnings
    Cosco-controlled Greek port sees further future gains
  • Bermuda registry boosted by change of government
    We are aggressively pursuing new business, welcoming new and interesting partners, and building on the lessons we have learnt, says...
  • Bermuda to seek fresh business in Asia
    Singapore and other Asian shipbuilding centres may provide new opportunities
  • Handysize earnings hit highest level since April 2014
    Reduced vessel supply in the Pacific and healthy demand in the Americas support earnings
  • Container shipping 'remains competitive in most east-west trades'
    Drewry analysis highlights 'moderately concentrated' Asia-Europe market, while better capacity management will bring more stable freight rates
  • China's overseas ambitions disrupting hydrocarbon trade flows
    Beijing's global investments in oilfields, ports and refineries are redrawing oil and gas trade flows
  • Yard Talk | LNG may be a saviour for Korean and Singaporean players
    Booming global LNG trades to bring business opportunities in building tankers and offshore units
  • SIPG issues guarantee for $666m loans for OOIL acquisition
    State-owned port giant has been active in fundraising recently
  • Shipowners slammed for lack of environmental ambition
    Decarbonisation proposals are inadequate, NGOs warn
  • Daily Briefing
    Floaters come of age, but what comes next?
  • HMM introduces new logo on its containers
    Line to mark its boxes with HMM rather than Hyundai
  • Diana Containerships to make another reverse stock split
    One-for-three stock split to take effect at the start of trading in New York on Monday
  • Songa Bulk to sell a supramax and buy a capesize
    Company views capes' risk-reward ratio as attractive for the moment
  • Kandla port jetty blaze kills one
    Port authorities have halted all cargo operations at the oil terminal
  • Golden Ocean to offload six ultramaxes for $143m
    Vessels to be delivered by the fourth quarter of 2017
  • Taiwan Navigation firms up $51m ultramax order
    Newbuilding duo scheduled for delivery in 2020 and 2021
  • Hapag-Lloyd renews liner agency deal with GAC Nigeria
    Move follows German shipping line's merger with United Arab Shipping Company
  • Frontline net profit drops 92% on softer tanker market
    Lower market rates to blame for weaker time charter and voyage charter revenues
  • Union revives claim that Korean yards blacklist bothersome workers
    Survey of employees puts flesh on an old bone of contention in the industry
  • Rotterdam and Bureau Veritas join IMO-backed low carbon shipping alliance
    Alliance will tackle barriers to implementation of energy-efficient marine technologies
  • China restricts oil product exports to North Korea
    Move shows Beijing's support for the UN's fresh sanctions on Pyongyang
  • Cosco Shipping Energy gets $54m scrap and build subsidy
    State subsidy to be classified under non-operating income for the 2017 fiscal year
  • ICTSI buys 35% stake in Manila port operator
    Petron offloads shares in Manila North Harbour Port to focus on core oil-refining and trading business

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Paul F. Richardson, containerization pioneer, dies at 88
  • San Juan port reopens but hurricane aid delivery slow
  • NFI's plan to buy California Cartage advances consolidation
  • US reefer BCOs gain new capacity, transport options
  • ILA, USMX make early moves toward contract talks
  • Maersk gets green light on Hamburg Süd takeover
  • DP World aims to expand in Russian Far East
  • Crowley ready to reopen San Juan terminal after storm
  • JNPT rolls out operating reforms amid growth challenges
  • Excess capacity keeping rates under pressure through 2017

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Aker Philly lays groundwork on TOTE orders
    Construction on new boxships could start sooner than expected after TOTE reaffirms interest in Hawaii trade.
  • Hapag-Lloyd sends three to 'green' breakers
    Liner shipping company says latest demolition sales adhered to three-year old environmental policy.
  • Brookfield adds to Teekay Offshore board
    UPDATE: Brookfield adds to board of general partner of offshore vessel after investment.
  • Golden Ocean and Scorpio Bulkers fall despite 'win-win' deal
    Stocks of both buyer and seller fall back despite positive reviews of $142.5m transaction.
  • Would Maersk Drilling be too big for Rowan to swallow?
    Talks reported to be underway for what would be the third of four energy division sales.
  • Global Ship Lease adds CMA CGM official to board
    Containership lessor expands board at behest of largest shareholder amidst efforts to refinance.
  • Sinotrans fixes capesize on period deal
    Bulker locked into charter of up to 15 months as market improves.
  • Boskalis bags $95m cable-laying contract
    Dutch owner lines up UK wind farm work for 2020.
  • Meghna expands fleet with supramax buy
    Bangladeshi bulker owner not deterred by rising prices as it buys another Mitsui-built sistership.
  • Mermaid signs on for $96m extension
    Thai owner keeps OSV working in Middle East for another year.
  • Korea plots largest LNG-fuelled ship
    Government involving shipyards in plan to develop 180,000-gt vessel.
  • Topaz ties up AHTS for a year
    Oil giant Total moves for vessel to work on Azerbaijan wells in Caspian Sea.
  • Scorpio Bulkers hunts loan to help fund Golden Ocean sextet
    Talks with banks underway for some additional debt as owner confirms $142.5m deal.
  • FueLNG completes first Singapore transfer
    Keppel and Shell joint venture supplies Golar FLNG with bunkers.
  • Golden Ocean could sell final ultramaxes at 'right price'
    Last two ultras could also go as shipowner focuses on segments where it has scale, says Vartdal.
  • Oceanteam brings in van Dijk with two-fold mission
    Oslo-listed offshore owner nets new finance chief to replace the departed Torbjorn Skulstad.
  • Greek merchant marine ministry vandalised
    Anarchist group chucks red paint on shipping building after Agia Zoni II spill.
  • Carnival orders Cunard newbuilding
    Italy's Fincantieri to build iconic UK brand's fourth vessel.
  • Thoresen tipped to have tied up Songa Bulk supramax
    Thai owner believed to be the buyer of ship sold by asset player last week.
  • Two held after cargoship grounds
    Captain and officer arrested by Swedish police following incident off Oskarshamn.
  • SAL Heavy Lift reflags in Germany
    Owner re-registering six ships after Harren & Partner bought it from K Line.
  • Tsakos Shipping & Trading scraps VLCC
    Private Greek owner weighs in its only owned VL, broking sources say.
  • Diana Containerships splits again
    Greek boxship company reducing number of shares further to meet Nasdaq requirements.
  • Sveaas to help fix Viking Supply covenant breach
    Norwegian investor backing another share issue as weak offshore market hits subsidiary of restructured owner.
  • Scorpio Bulkers strikes for six Golden Ocean ultramaxes
    Emanuele Lauro-led owner makes its first expansionary move in more than two years.
  • Cochin Shipyard plots four new facilities
    Indian company to spend IPO cash on expanding shipbuilding operations.
  • GC Rieber extends CSV charter
    Senvion of Germany keeps Oslo-listed owner's vessel for two more months.
  • Swire Shipping boxship suffers fire
    Fire suppression system activated after crew detected smoke and rising temperatures.
  • NYPD airlifts seafarer from d'Amico MR
    New York Police Department called into action after crewman loses consciousness.
  • Transocean opts to scrap six floaters
    US drilling company set to take writes down of $1.4bn on latest round of demo candidates.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Ocean terminals, airports begin to reopen in San Juan
    Hurricane Maria left the island of Puerto Rico without power when it made landfall as a category 4 last week.However, ocean terminals and ...
  • U.S. solar industry faces cloudy trade forecast
    The U.S. International Trade Commission on Friday unanimously determined that imports of electricity-generating solar panels are entering t...
  • Containers fall off MOL vessel into Port of Oakland's outer harbor
    Efforts continued last weekend to recover 11 shipping containers that fell from a cargo vessel anchored at the Port of Oakland's TraPac Ter...
  • Senators introduce bill to increase funding for agriculture export programs
    The legislation was introduced by Senators Angus King, I-Maine; Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Joe Donnelly, D-Ind.; and Susan Collins, R-Maine. Four ...
  • U.S., Mexico launching joint cargo inspection pilot program in Southern California
    U.S. Customs and its Mexican counterpart are eliminating separate inspections at the cargo facility south of San Diego on the US-Mexico bord...
  • Abu Dhabi Ports commences operations in UAE
    Terminal developer Abu Dhabi Ports has signed a 35-year concession agreement with the Port of Fujairah, above. Seaports developer, operator...
  • JAXPORT names Green permanent CEO
    The Jacksonville Port Authority's (JAXPORT) board of directors has selected Eric Green as the port authority's next chief executive officer...
  • ICTSI to purchase 35% stake in Manila North
    Terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) inked an agreement with Petron to purchase 35 percent of Petron's...
  • CNCo containership catches fire at New Zealand port
    The Port of Tauranga, above, was the site of a vessel fire early on the morning of Sept. 24. An inquiry has been launched into a fire that ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2017
  • Corpus Christi port lifts draft restrictions, sees oil tankers using ship channel: executive
    The Port of Corpus Christi Administration over the weekend lifted draft restrictions, allowing oil tankers to navigate through its 36-mile ship channel.
  • TANKERS: Bosporus to close for parts of Tue, Wed for Turkish celebrations
    The Bosporus, at the northern end of the Turkish straits, is closed to tanker traffic from 13:30 to 19:00 local time (1030 to 1600 GMT) Tuesday.
  • APPEC ANALYSIS: Asia seen as hot destination for US crudes
    More than 4 million b/d of new refining capacity seen in Asia by 2020
  • Singapore's Trescorp to launch oil storage, bunkering in Oman's Sohar port
    The new facility will feature six deep-water berths.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • APPEC: Iraq may sue KRG over oil exports pending independence referendum: official
    Control over oil province of Kirkuk to be flashpoint
  • SOUTH KOREA DATA: Aug oil products demand dips 3.5% on year to 2.52 mil b/d
    Led by sluggish transportation fuels demand, consumption of bunker C fuel also saw a slide.




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