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24 October 2017 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:42 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
  • OOCL takes delivery of another 'G Class' vessel, the OOCL United Kingdom
  • Samsung bags US$968m deal to build 6 mega box ships, reportedly for MSC
  • 'The beautiful one' is the latest 15,000 TEU vessel to join Hapag-Lloyd fleet
  • Peel Ports captures new WEC Lines service for Liverpool
  • UK heeds FTA's request for transition period before quitting EU
  • DP World's fledgling box terminal at India's JNPT bags another MSC service
  • Successful trial of 34-wagon jumbo train from Wales-London
  • Cargo industry coalition calls for Packing Code's worldwide enforcement
  • Asian airlines' FTKs up 12pc in Aug as pharma, IT equipment demand rises
  • Qatar Air mulls placing more orders for Boeing freighter
  • Menzies to lay off 100 staff at Amsterdam Schiphol

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • APL recognised as 'Containership Operator of the Year'
  • Hapag-Lloyd to conduct capital increase following merger with UASC
  • Ocean seen continuing as preferred option for Asia-Europe trade
  • Vessel arrivals throughout the week show stark contrasts
  • Cochin Port Trust clarifies on media reports regarding concerns of Lease Holders' Association
  • Deendayal Port Trust considers key proposals at Board meet
  • Deendayal Port Trust invites suggestions for new logo design
  • Paradip Port aiming for 100 mt cargo throughput & 200 mt capacity
  • ACTL launches weekly Pipavav service
  • AVA Global Logistics wins 'Emerging Agri Business Logistics Co. of the Year 2017' award at Globoil India 2017
  • Highway Operations Division created
  • CBEC Chairperson urged to immediately reinstate duty drawback rates
  • Economy needs to grow at 7 pc in next three quarters, says Dr C. Rangarajan

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2017
  • Ships without captains
  • Zero emission trucks by 2050
  • Old-fashioned technology for e-trucks of the future
  • Expanding business in Vietnam
  • Valentin Wepfer leaving GS1
  • SAL Heavy Lift re-hoists German flag
  • First tenant for railway's logistics park in Texas
  • New logistics platform to supply drugstores
  • Official launch of international JV in Saudi Arabia
  • Blockchain technology is hip
  • IFA to lead for the next 25 years
  • Introduction of the world's first converted B737-700F
  • Piggyback to Perpignan
  • Grupolis investing in capacity expansion
  • Bimco publishes ballast water management guide
  • Ethiopian Airlines adds belly capacity to Windhoek

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • Lloyd's to get tough on loss-making maritime business
  • DNV GL consolidates group digital business
  • DVB dismisses talk over portfolio sale
  • Hapag-Lloyd launches capital increase
  • CSIC Leasing signs sale and leaseback deal with Eletson
  • Middle East OSV market remains flat
  • Pan Ocean takes over two tankers from Singapore subsidiary
  • Chinese shipbuilder CSSC suspends share trading for 'material asset restructuring'

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • DP World set to pull out of Surabaya in new blow for Indonesia's port ambitions
  • We'll bed in the bigger 747-8Fs gently, says busy Qatar Airways Cargo
  • Port of Gothenburg being 'dragged to its lowest ebb' by dockworker dispute
  • Hapag-Lloyd fleet 'now complete' as latest UASC newbuild ULCV is delivered
  • Analysis special: a Q&A with Panalpina board member Peter Ulber
  • Panalpina expands African perishables network with Interfresh acquisition
  • How changes to NAFTA rules of origin could threaten supply chains
  • Foreign airlines suspend Kurdistan flights after Baghdad ban
  • David Ambridge quits air cargo - 'for a life of leisure'

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • Congressmen concerned by Puerto Rico Jones Act waiver
  • Vigor unit wins $989 million Army contract
  • Evac to have new private equity owner
  • New ABB solution cuts through ship maintenance "jungle"
  • Conrad wins nine barge order from Great Lakes Dredge & Dock
  • Trump authorizes 10-day Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
  • Fincantieri to get control of STX France, but with strings attached

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • Send them packing
    Rules and regulations are not always adhered to, which means the best way to reduce the fire risk to containers...
  • Last Word Global Awards
    An international crowd assembled at London's National Maritime Museum on Wednesday to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Lloyd's List...
  • Capes drop below $20,000 per day on mixed sentiment
    Mixed sentiment as brokers feel optimistic but owners and operators concerned about new Chinese policies affecting imports
  • Nicolas Sartini: The turnaround man
    CMA CGM veteran has led APL through a transition that has taken it from an ailing carrier to winner of...
  • US waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico
    Waiver takes effect immediately for 10 days and covers all products
  • Trøim formally becomes chair of Golar LNG
    Change comes after Iain Ross appointed as chief executive
  • Connecting ships ports and people
    The IMO's new goals will drive sustainability and generate wealth
  • Fears for Europe amid reefer box shortage
    Maersk's head of reefer management says European boxes could be sacrificed at the expense of the more profitable southern trades
  • A good winter ahead for product tankers
    Seasonal recovery to come on the heel of optimistic signs of fuel demand
  • Learning in shipping involves communicating
    SCOPE was about learning through doing, and as an exercise it achieved specific goals
  • Daily Briefing
    Lloyd's List showcases excellence in shipping at the 2017 Global Awards
  • Korean bourse reviews restarting DSME share trading
    Final decision expected to be made in 15 days
  • Hapag-Lloyd looks to raise $414m from share sale
    Company to use proceeds to pay down debt and for general corporate purposes
  • How blockchain could deliver safer global food supplies
    Blockchain will be a game-changer in the food and shipping sectors over the next decade, says Alan Bullion
  • Fincantieri mulls Australia listing if it wins $27bn newbuilding contract
    Italian shipbuilder eyes contract to design and build Australia's next generation warship
  • Jones Act will keep hammering Puerto Rico long after Maria
    Puerto Rico may recover from Hurricane Maria, but Jones Act and higher consumer prices are here to stay
  • France and Italy agree to Fincantieri takeover of STX France
    Nations agree to allow shipbuilder to operate the Saint-Nazaire yard as they aim to create a European powerhouse in naval...
  • Winding-up order for Titan's parent company raises question mark over shipbuilding plans
    Titan says Hong Kong court's order to wind up its controlling shareholder Guangdon Zhenrong Energy may have an adverse impact...
  • Trump mulls Jones Act waiver for Puerto Rico
    US president's comments come shortly after Department of Homeland Security rejects Jones Act waiver for the hurricane-hit island
  • Chinese coal imports dealt another regulatory blow
    Fourth quarter Chinese imports likely to feel the impact of government plans to lower power tariffs for heating purposes
  • North Korea sanctions likely to affect maritime trade, P&I Club warns
    Ship owners risk losing access to US financial system if they violate sanctions
  • Last Word: Devil may care
    Shipping firms may meet the regulations by the skin of their teeth
  • Port authority aims to strengthen key Houston Ship Channel in light of Hurricane Harvey damage
    Port commission 'desperately' seeks more aid for dredging and repairs to make channel fully operational again
  • Heidmar head steps down
    Company's executive management team will lead the firm in the interim period
  • Law firms have reached a tipping point on next generation
    Law firms have a stark choice when it comes to future working practices: be prepared to make radical changes, or...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • ILWU pickets shut down work at LA's APL terminal
  • Shipper demand pushes limits of supply chain visibility
  • Great Lakes pilots blast report on higher rates' impact
  • White House waives Jones Act to aid Puerto Rico relief
  • BCOs to gain from digitization of intermodal rail
  • New Karachi terminal sets productivity highs
  • Feeder service gives Chittagong shipper new option
  • China approves US-focused SF Express-UPS joint venture
  • Hapag-Lloyd targets debt levels with new capital increase

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • US-flag fleet faces tough year, or more
    Leading shipowners and operators say US market will remain slow, with scrapping key step before new orders.
  • McCain takes another swipe at the Jones Act
    Powerful US senator introduces legislation to exempt Puerto Rico permanently from US cabotage law.
  • Matson CEO: Jones Act a big piece of US GDP
    Advocates of US cabotage laws cite economic contribution and national security interest as underpinning law.
  • Veniamis delves into kamsarmax newbuilds
    Golden Union is understood to be the latest name in the frame for new bulkers
  • Cowen still in shipping despite research cuts
  • China's internet giant backs Ever Grand shipping entry
    Insurer-owned leasing group hires shipping veteran and is backed by Alibaba's Ant Financial among others
  • Einar Lange restructuring effort targets return to shipowning
  • Dock deal aids TOTE chase for Philly order cash
  • Qingdao Beihai adds up to nine VLOCs to orderbook
    Ship finance and shipowning team of ICBC and China Merchants is set to strike again at Qingdao-based yard with second series of VLOCs
  • Scorpio Bulkers' Fredriksen deal likely a one-off
    Fresh off Golden Ocean sextet, Scorpio will need equity for more big acquisitions at valuations that likely are not economical
  • DEME wins battle for cable layer at crisis-hit LaNaval
    Belgian vessel owner looks to have finally secured possession of newbuilding at struggling Spanish yard following foiled attempt to remove it last week
  • Marugame yard investment propels Imabari into major league in Far Eastern shipbuilding
  • Norse shrinks fleet with Viking Eagle sale
  • Kotoku Kaiun buys Thor Dahl newbuilding
  • Dohle fixtures buck stand-off in boxship charter market
  • Boxship bonanza rolls on as buyers snap up feeders
    Record sales of secondhand boxships show no sign of slowing as charter rates rise
  • New IMO safety guidance issued for bauxite cargoes
  • Eastern Pacific at Hyundai for boxships worth $400m
    Charterer of newbuildings not disclosed but liner companies are said to be seeking large vessels to stay competitive
  • Cadiou takes BRS control from Jones
    Shipbroker boss remains chairman as he oversees leadership transition
  • Chairman with unique style seeks orderly transition of power at BRS
    Tim Jones hands over chief executive role at broking house as digital age creates new challenges
  • GTT vows to show openness on Mark V
  • EDF guides owners to French tax lease model for newbuild
  • Golar's FLNG unit Hilli Episeyo set for yard exit
    World's first LNG carrier to floating LNG unit conversion prepares to undergo final tests at anchor before heading to Cameroon
  • October date earmarked to firm up Dynagas FSRU deal
  • GTT rethinks containment design for GasLog LNG newbuild
    French designer finds variations in its insulation performance for its Mark V membrane-type system, prompting industry questions
  • Special-purpose PSVs in 'sweet spot' for conversion
  • Clarksons Platou mixing oil and wind for looming offshore upturn
    Too little investment means another 'perfect storm' is brewing but this time it may be in shipowners' favour
  • Offshore rig and support vessel sectors on long road to recovery
    Analysts see signs that the worst is behind us, but the way forward will not be without obstacles
  • Abe and Modi agree on project to improve Alang breakers' yards
    Japanese-funded programme aims to change the face of Indian shipbreaking
  • Downturn causes huge rise in number of distressed seafarers
  • Stalwart and Unibros join Greek-German S&P feast
    Pair of Marenave LR1s float into fleet of Dimitris Souravlas-led Stalwart
  • Warning of rough waters after solid Tank result
  • DD Shipping takes hit on bulker sale
  • Mysterious buyer emerges amid dispute over kamsarmax duo
  • Evripos returns to S&P market after five years
  • Superyacht conversion in line for largest cruiseship yet
  • Samsung sights first dry newbuilds since 1998
  • Demolition prices fall in Pakistan and Bangladesh
  • Navigare snaps up ultramax to enter dry sector
  • BW Dry Cargo enters cape market with $30m deal
    Purchase of SwissMarine duo takes asset player into new territory
  • Retirement nowhere on radar for veteran Jones
  • Shipowning carousel poses challenges for new chief executive
  • Harvey's short spike shows changes
    Storm that ravaged US Gulf had a much different impact on products market than Katrina in 2005

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • Panalpina acquires Interfresh Airfreight Handling
    Panalpina has acquired two perishable logistics companies this year. Basel, Switzerland-based international freight forwarder Panalpina wil...
  • APMT Gothenburg to hire temporary workers for peak-time flexibility
    APM Terminals will utilize temporary workers to fill in the gaps during peak cargo seasons. Due to increasing cargo volumes, APM Terminals ...
  • Port Miami posts record-breaking month for container volumes
    Port Miami broke container traffic records for the month of August. Port Miami handled 99,546 TEUs of containerized cargo in August 2017, 1...
  • DHS temporarily waives Jones Act for Puerto Rico
    U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke on Thursday morning approved a waiver of the federal Jones Act for ...
  • OOCL christens fourth 21,413-TEU containership
    The latest vessel is a nearly identical sister of the OOCL Hong Kong, seen above. OOCL on Sept. 27 commemorated the christening of the OOCL...
  • Hapag-Lloyd initiates capital increase following UASC merger
    Following the Hapag-Lloyd'd merger with ASC, finalized in May , the German ocean carrier will carry out a capital increase via a new share ...
  • Panama Canal marks 2,000th Neopanamax vessel transit
    The COSCO Yantian containership on Sept. 26 became the 2,000th Neopanamax vessel through the Panama Canal, after traveling through the expa...
  • Houston Ship Channel in need of dredging after Hurricane Harvey
    Port of Houston Authority port commission Chair Janiece Longoria on Tuesday stressed the importance of restoring and improving the Houston ...
  • Trade Trends: NAFTA 2.0
    The news cycle surrounding renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) changes like the weather, and forecasting the o...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2017
  • Crude falls after early rally sparks selling pressure
    NYMEX November crude settled 58 cents lower at $51.56/b. ICE November Brent fell 49 cents to $57.41/b, off an intraday high of $58.65/b.
  • CHINA DATA: Aug residual fuel imports rise 62% on month to 3-month high of 1.63 mil mt
    Demand of fuel oil from the bonded bunker sector has been more or less stable in recent months.
  • Suez Canal announces 30-50% discount for vessels carying US LNG
    The announcement was made at the LNG Focus day of the Platts European Gas Summit in Rotterdam.
  • ARA fuel oil stocks build on pause in arbitrage fixtures
    Currently the tally stands at 1.290 million mt.
  • INTERVIEW: IMO sulfur cap rule to boost demand for bulk liquid storage
    Due in part to a spur in blending activity, where storage flexibility and fuel compatibility will be paramount.
  • ULSFO bunker price soars to record level on strong futures market
    Ultra low sulfur bunker fuel in Rotterdam has hit the highest assessed level since the S&P Global Platts assessment began in September 2015, supported by strong gains in futures over the last few weeks.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • BP ready to meet IMO new sulfur cap, no need to delay implementation
    The International Maritime Organization has stipulated a reduction in the maximum sulfur limit in marine fuels from 3.5% to 0.5% from January 2020 onwards.
  • FEATURE: China steams ahead with plans to make Zhoushan a bunkering hub
    But Singapore, Fujairah to remain dominant bunker hubs.
  • Iraqi parliament votes to punish Kurdistan Regional Govt for vote
    Iran appears to have already begun complying with Iraqi demands.
  • East-West HSFO spread hits three-month high on lower arrivals in Asia
    The premium was last higher on July 7, when it hit $19.16/mt.




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