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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
  • OOCL adds NY and drops Panama port call to boost ECX1 service
  • UK hires KPMG to help boost exports from the Midlands to China
  • Box throughput at NWSA ports continues to rise in August
  • Taiwan Navigation places US$51m order for 2 bulk carriers from Japan
  • Hutchison Ports Pakistan breaks national vessel handling record
  • FNS launches strategy to seize greater market share in Gulf
  • Polaris Shipping about to sign deal with HHI for 10 VLOCs
  • Cyber attack on TNT costs FedEx US$300m in lost operating income
  • Aqua-tools hires new business development manager
  • DHL Express to raise rates for HK and Macau by 4.9pc
  • Union fears jobs losses with Cargolux JV with China's HNCA
  • UPS aircraft maintenance workers seek to exit mediated contract talks

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Ashish Pednekar takes charge as Chairman of FFFAI
  • Shipping confidence continues to edge upwards
  • Transition from specialised operators to reefer containership operators seen gaining momentum
  • JNPT wins Container Port of the Year & Newsmaker of the Year awards at MALA 2017
  • Kandla Port Trust renamed 'Deendayal Port Trust'
  • Nhava Sheva (India) Gateway Terminal strengthens connectivity to the Gulf & West Africa with new weekly service
  • FIEO lauds Ministry of Finance initiatives to resolve problems of exporters

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017
  • Operating together in the Maghreb
  • Artwork to China - not coals to Newcastle
  • Aviation priorities for Caribbean reconstruction
  • Landstar Metro - new player in Mexico
  • Laurels for Lauren for commitment to Ex-Im Bank
  • Bureau Veritas joins new GIA initiative
  • First jumbo train departs Cardiff
  • New CEO for Jacksonville Port Authority
  • New reefer index launched by Drewry
  • Asian air cargo growth continues
  • Highways England prolongs pact with XPO
  • STLC purchasing massive batch of wagons
  • Aid for Puerto Rico flowing in on Crowley vessels
  • Qatar Airways adds cargo capacity
  • 3Gtms creates new Emea leadership position
  • PD Ports nets contract with bike maker
  • New blocktrain connects Belgium and Italy

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Brightening economic prospects power shipping confidence to three-year high
  • Fincantieri snaps up new Cunard vessel as it waits for STX France deal
  • Korea Line Corporation orders more than 15,000 containers for SM Line
  • IMO promises to act over fraudulent ship registrations
  • Seoul spearheads multisector project to build LNG-fuelled bulk carrier
  • Polaris Shipping books 10 VLOCs at Hyundai HI
  • Samsung HI confirms MSC's container ship orders
  • Singapore's FueLNG completes first commercial LNG bunkering

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Atlas dispute with pilots threatens to hit new heights as peak season looms
  • 'Governments must get behind drive for safer packing of containers'
  • U-turn by Qatar Airways Cargo on 'too risky' B747-8 freighter
  • P&I clubs open qualification programme to correspondents network
  • Ocean carriers increasingly targeting better-paying reefer containers
  • Alibaba about to build massive logistics network
  • White paper: how to cut costs with automated freight payment systems
  • Driverless trucks will be (mostly) great
  • Airfreight rate rises - is the process out of date?

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Passed over for promotion, Pacific Fleet commander will retire
  • HHI books very large order for Very Large Ore Carriers
  • GAO reports on USCG polar icebreaker plans
  • Navy takes delivery of LCS 9
  • Former Keppel Shipyard exec faces corruption charges
  • Metal Shark to build more cats for NYC Ferry
  • Samsung Heavy books order for six MSC mega box ships

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Kremlin in ice-class, LNG-fuelled tanker drive
    Backed by state financing, Russian yard to build five aframaxes for Rosneft and Sovcomflot with HHI assistance
  • 'We're back on the map', says Cyprus shipping minister
    As he nears the end of his term, Marios Demetriades is proud of the growth seen in the island's maritime...
  • Cyprus' banks dip their toes in the water
    Two of Cyprus' revitalised banks have serious plans to make a first mark in ship finance
  • Providing the climate for marine cover
    High-flying new marine insurer American Hellenic Hull picks Cyprus as a base
  • Cyprus' bulker-dominated fleet enjoys new repute
    However, the thorny issue of the Turkish ports embargo will have to be settled if the flag is to compete...
  • From Cutty Sark to E-Ship 1
    Slow but promising steps taken in using renewables as marine propulsion
  • Cyprus aims at perfect pitch for shipping
    New status for maritime administration underlines the importance given to the industry
  • Angelicoussis poised to order four newcastlemaxes at SWS
    Project is at letter of intent stage but tipped to go ahead
  • Sinotrans Shipping and Pacific Basin shares tumble amid cautious dry bulk sentiment
    Analysts have warned about potential decline in iron ore trade due to China's environmental clampdown
  • BHP sees extra steel demand from China's Belt and Road Initiative
    Mining giant expects China's peak steel production in the middle of the next decade
  • Trading houses in the frame to drive a wave of fresh tanker orders
    VLCC rates rebound with Middle East-Japan trade topping $16,000 per day
  • China's crackdown on pollution threatens to cast a cloud over capesizes
    Beijing's halt on major public construction projects is likely to affect the demand for seaborne iron ore
  • Hadjioannou family buys first cape for Alassia fleet
    Brokers report that Orion Reederei's 2011-built Rugia comes with time charter attached
  • Daily Briefing
    China's overseas ambitions disrupting hydrocarbon trade flows
  • Hapag-Lloyd scraps three of UASC's older boxships
    Move is part of strategy of maintaining a modern fleet and follows merger with United Arab Shipping Co
  • ICTSI inks deals to manage Papua New Guinea ports
    Philippines group's local units seal 25-year contracts for the operation of Motukea and Lae ports
  • Ports urged to share data to optimise supply chain operations
    Industry still stuck on the notion that operational data should be proprietary, says International Association of Ports and Harbours' Bruce...
  • Harvey's lessons for tanker markets
    Climate change events such as recent storms in the US Gulf highlight risk elements in oil and gas shipping
  • Safmarine appoints new Korea head
    Lee Hyung-jin will replace Ahn So-yeon, who has been appointed as the head of customer service for Maersk Korea
  • China Navigation explores low-tech sustainable shipping solution in South Pacific islands
    Small wind-powered cargo vessel's design based on traditional Micronesian drua sailboat
  • Hyundai Heavy wins $800m Polaris order for 10 VLOCs
    Deal to build 325,000 dwt very large ore carriers is the largest HHI has clinched in five years
  • Samsung Heavy lands $986m order from MSC for six 22,000 teu containerships
    The indicative price of more than $160m apiece suggests MSC will be paying considerably more than CMA CGM for similar-sized...
  • MISC exits the tank terminal business
    Malaysian shipowner accepts $45.9m for 45% stake in Centralised Terminals, which will then cease to be a joint venture

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Prince Rupert port congestion ebbing
  • ILA renews push for South Atlantic port jobs
  • BCOs heading into new service contracting reality
  • Interim CEO and lobbyist takes full reins of Jaxport
  • Importers warned closed Chinese factories may never reopen
  • DP World attracts another MSC service to JNPT
  • Rocketing Asian air cargo propels industry recovery

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • BHP sees China's steel output running strong
    Mining giant says the infrastructure initiative to tie together many countries will mean extended growth in steel.
  • GTT calls time out for latest LNG membrane
    Primary supplier of gas ship cargo holds is talking to customers about product delays and options.
  • US denies Puerto Rico Jones Act waivers
    Request for another series of waivers to US cabotage laws comes as territory faces massive resupply efforts.
  • Rosneft and Sovcomflot ink deal for LNG-fuelled aframaxes
    Russian owner will operate tankers placed by oil trading titan at Zvezda shipyard.
  • Carnival's earnings beat, upbeat on 2018
    Miami-based cruise giant says hurricanes to impact earnings, but overall growth continues unabated.
  • Norways' Skagen gets piece of Golar LNG
    Stavanger-based investment manager joins major US fund managers in taking stake in LNG vessel owner.
  • More wind work for Eidesvik Offshore
    Norwegian owner fixes large OSV to Adwen for five months.
  • North Korean ships 'hiding behind' Fiji flag
    Pacific nations scouring registers after Fiji cries foul.
  • Diamond Offshore lines up drillship double
    US owner spurns Korea to head to China for fleet expansion
  • Former Keppel exec charged with corruption
    Ex-yard procurement officer facing 395 counts of bribery and fraud.
  • CMA CGM fixes Seaspan ship on three year time charter
    French line said to have hired former Hanjin vessel on long-term contract.
  • CSET buoyed by $54m of subsidies
    World's biggest tanker owner banking cash from scrapping and retrofitting.
  • Maersk Line plans to scrap fire-hit vessel
    Danish giant is preparing to send Maersk Pembroke for demolition.
  • D'Amico International Shipping in leaseback with Sole fund
    Marco Fiori says latest deal brings liquidity needed to complete newbuilding programme.
  • Fuel lightered from grounded Atlantic
    Vessel can now be removed from rocks off Sweden, coast guard says.
  • Angelicoussis turns to dry with newcastlemax order in China
    Greek owner takes his 2017 investment in newbuildings to $750m with SWS deal.
  • EOL wins court protection for restructuring
    Singapore high court insulates offshore shipowner from legal action.
  • Wilson Sons facing rate cuts and suspensions
    Brazilian owner renegotiating PSV contracts with Petrobras in downturn.
  • Samsung snares giant boxship series
    South Korean yard appears not to have missed out on big boxship deal after all.
  • David Landgrebe leaving Ernst Russ
    Director to pursue other projects after helping restructure German asset manager.
  • Downing buys into Braemar Shipping Services
    London-based investor becomes one of top five shareholders in shipbroker.
  • Fincantieri close to taking over STX France
    France and Italy near deal to resolve row over French shipyard.
  • DSME to offload block unit DSSW
    Restructuring Korean yard continues to offload non-core businesses.
  • HHI confirms $800m Polaris VLOC order
    Yard to build 10 bulkers for domestic owner, its biggest deal in five years.
  • Some vessels won't be able to fit scrubbers
    Space constraints to leave some ships with limited options, while potential for delay to legislation is ruled out.
  • Miner's views mixed about online chartering
    But they are agreed that technology could make the whole process more efficient.
  • Closed shipyards only in "lay-up"
    ABS executive says it will not take much to restart facilities that were previously shut down.
  • US hurricanes forecast to boost MISC
    However, shipowner's US Gulf lightering activities have been impacted by adverse weather.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • TransForce acquires Driving Ambition
    Alexandria, Va.-based TransForce, Inc., a workforce management firm specializing in commercial truck drivers, has acquired the assets of Dr...
  • OCEAN Alliance adds NY-NJ to ECX1 port rotation
    OOCL is adding the Port of New York and New Jersey to its East Coast Express 1 port rotation, the container transport company announced Sep...
  • Yusen breaks ground on first 'future-ready' warehouse in Singapore
    Yusen Logistics held a groundbreaking ceremony for what it calls its first "future-ready" warehouse in Tuas, Singapore on Sept. 20. The ne...
  • Executive Moves: project44 and Worldwide Express
    Source: Pressmaster/Shutterstock project44 makes additions to its sales and engineering teams, and Worldwide Express hires chief technology ...
  • Atlas Air Worldwide accuses Teamsters of illegal work slowdown
    Two of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings' subsidiaries - Atlas Air, Inc. and Polar Air Cargo Worldwide, Inc. - are seeking a preliminary injunct...
  • DP Cargo UK pilots 'jumbo' freight train
    DB Cargo UK, the British freight rail operation of Germany's Deutsche Bahn, successfully piloted a 660 meter-long "jumbo" train of 34 wagon...
  • Report: Insured losses from Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean could reach $85b
    Industry insured losses for Hurricane Maria in the Caribbean are estimated to reach between $40 billion and $85 billion, according to catas...
  • House votes down FAA reauthorization, disaster relief bill
    The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted down a bill that would have extended the authorization of the Federal Aviation Administra...
  • USMX proposes ILA contract extension
    The International Longshoremen's Association (ILA) and the U.S. Maritime Alliance (USMX) have taken a step forward in the labor contract ne...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2017
  • Oil weakens as rally pauses before US inventory reports
    ICE November Brent settled 58 cents lower at $58.44/b. NYMEX November crude settled 34 cents lower at $51.88/b.
  • Bunkering halted at Novorossiisk by bad weather
    Availability of bunker fuel was already tight at the port, which had been driving down demand.
  • SUBSCRIBER NOTE: Platts proposes 0.5% sulfur marine fuel assessments from Jan 2, 2019
    S&P Global Platts proposes to begin publishing daily cargo and barge assessments for residual marine fuels reflecting a maximum sulfur limit of 0.5% across the globe starting January 2, 2019.
  • SUBSCRIBER NOTE: Platts proposes to reflect ISO 2010 standards in bunker fuel assessments
    S&P Global Platts proposes to begin reflecting International Organization for Standardization's current ISO 8217:2010 standards.
  • SUBSCRIBER NOTE:Platts to continue publishing residual, marine fuel assessments after 2020
    S&P Global Platts intends to continue publishing its existing high sulfur and low sulfur physical fuel oil and marine fuel benchmark price assessments globally leading up to and through the planned IMO limitations in 2020.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • South Korea gives LNG fueled vessels, bunkering further impetus
    "The government has designated LNG-powered vessels as a key part of the country's future shipbuilding and maritime industry."
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • Panama-flagged crude tanker Ocean Mare arrested in Singapore offered for sale
    The vessel was arrested in Singapore on June 22 by Haridass Ho & Partners due to payment issues.
  • APPEC: OPEC seeks firmer ties in demand-thirsty Asia, amid growing competition
    Barkindo projected that crude exports from the Middle East to Asia would rise from 14.5 million b/d in 2016 to 22 million b/d in 2040.




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