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22 January 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:14 GMT+1

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 3, 2018
  • MSC has Qingdao yard add 3,000 TEU to eleven 14,000-TEU ships
  • Port of Shanghai again breaks world record lifting its 40 millionth TEU
  • Singapore's role as transshipment port at risk from Belt and Road
  • South Korea seizes 6,500-dwt HK tanker delivering to North Korean ship
  • US ports step up cyber security defences to reduce risk of attack
  • Street's alive with talk: Will Amazon or Home Depot buy XPO?
  • Ocean Alliance to launch its range of worldwide services in April
  • US truck rates to rise as 'spy in the cab' rule increases costs
  • US clamps down on rule enforcement for nations enjoying US preference
  • Riga handles 410,000 TEU from January-November, an increase of 17pc
  • Lomar Shipping continues fleet renewal and sale of older box ships
  • Finland's Cargotec Kalmar acquires Inver Port Services in Melbourne
  • Air cargo means Afghan perishables sell for far more in Indian markets
  • Korean Air takes delivery of first Bombardier C Series Aircraft
  • IT must do better than Atlanta did as there are more breakdowns ahead
  • Nigeria's airport authority conceals thefts from aircraft: report
  • Air freighter sales become part of the online shopping experience

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • 2017 was a year of consolidation, says Ministry of Shipping
  • Maersk Line sees Nepal as a long-term trade partner
  • Sharp Ocean Schedules offers data on global connections
  • Cotton exports estimated at 55 lakh bales for ongoing crop year
  • Cruise tourists arriving with e-visa exempted from requirement of biometric enrolment
  • DP World Subcontinent becomes first container port operator in India to handle 50 m TEUs
  • JN Port handles higher volume, at 4.71 m TEUs in 2017
  • 'Better times are surely ahead of us'

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 3, 2018
  • Handover of 50,000th semitrailer
  • Port of Sete: perishables terminal bears fruit
  • IRU creates new MD post
  • 413 new trucks for New Year
  • CSX: Foote acting CEO after death of Harrison
  • Hoyer focussing on Middle East
  • Basque port extends concession for UECC
  • Thai more frequently to Italy in Q1/2018
  • 40 new locomotives configured for different countries
  • Schröter takes the Rhenus chair
  • New agent for Rickmers-Line in India
  • A new interface to improve GPS tracking
  • Transcargo crosses over to Freja
  • New connection for P400 semitrailer transport
  • Change of executive director at Corpus Christi
  • Container volume growth persisting, says RWI
  • HKIA - healthy air freight volume in November

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • Tanker operator Essberger swoops for Crystal Nordic
  • Saudi Arabia's Ras Al Khair Shipyard opens
  • Yang Ming starts new year with South-east Asia service expansion
  • Seoul approves formation of Korea Maritime Corporation
  • Detained tanker manager silent on alleged North Korean link
  • Cosco's tanker arm places orders as China crude demand set to rise
  • South Korea's 'Big Three' shipbuilders raise 2018 order targets
  • STX O&S falls short of worker 'early retirement' target
  • Outlook 2018: Owners calculate future regulatory costs
  • Outlook 2018: Global economic outlook 'flashing green'
  • Outlook 2018: Oslo capital markets continue growth into 2018
  • Outlook 2018: Tightening the legal net around technology and regulations

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • USCG assists tugs beset by ice in Hudson River
  • South Korea detains second ship suspected of sanctions breaking
  • Matson puts bigger barge on neighbor island service
  • Fishing vessel cited for having "paper captain"
  • GasLog orders LNGC with X-DF propulsion
  • Research vessel renovation includes Valmet systems

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • GasLog confirms LNG tanker order at SHI
    The order without charter back-up reflects the New York-listed owner's market confidence
  • Tanker arrives in Rotterdam after New Year's Eve collision
    The 5,300 dwt chemical tanker was in collision with an unmanned oil platform off The Netherlands
  • Howe Robinson expands dry cargo exposure
    Company's new office in Bergen, Norway, is a sign of plans for expansion, says head of dry cargo
  • ICG orders $200m cruise ferry from FSG
    ICG to use a combination of cash and loans to finance the cruise ferry
  • Essberger acquires Crystal Nordic in expansion of chemical tanker trade
    Nordic Tankers and Embarcadero Maritime to sell 14 ice-class vessels
  • Transpacific rates surge on back of New Year GRIs
    Rates are expected to maintain upward momentum as cargo volumes increase in the lead-up to the Chinese New Year
  • January 2018
    Dry bulkers orders will take the lead, but tankers lack support from freight markets. Dry bulkers orders will take the...
  • Newbuilding market recovery set to continue in 2018
    Dry bulkers orders will take the lead, but tankers lack support from freight markets
  • China link to oil tankers held by South Korea over alleged sanctions breach
    Update: Trafigura denies involvement in illicit oil transfer
  • IMO ramps up seafarer shore leave rights
    New provision mandates that shore leave be granted regardless of the vessel's flag state
  • South Korea to create company to support maritime sector
    A committee will be formed to determine operational details such as its governing structure, management plan and staffing
  • Cosco Shipping Energy orders two tankers worth $160m
    Vessels scheduled for delivery by August 28, 2020 and January 29, 2021 respectively
  • Pankaj Khanna takes the helm at Ocean Rig
    Company also appoints Iraklis Sbarounis as chief financial officer and Anthony Kandylidis as executive vice-chairman

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • Intermodal drayage market tightens more in frigid US cities
  • Maersk adds trains for Nepal import trade
  • US shippers' top challenges for 2018
  • Economic growth fuels carrier pricing power
  • Real-time cargo tech boosts Jawaharlal productivity
  • Container lines aim to break the cycle in 2018
  • Chittagong-Dhaka truck weight limit temporarily suspended

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • Canada hits 13th ship with speed limit fine
    Country's transportation agency imposed vessel speed reductions in wake of whale strikes.
  • Trafigura denies involvement in North Korean oil transfer
    Swiss trader and shipowner said it did not order the shipment of oil to North Korea.
  • Freese ship freed after Great Lakes grounding
    Handysize owned by German-based company reported to have little damage after last week's incident.
  • Dof wins and renews deals with Petrobras
    Norwegian offshore vessel owner sees contract backlog expand after latest deals with Brazil's oil major.
  • Matson replaces Hawaii barge with larger vessel
    Honolulu-based shipowner's newest ship is company's largest barge and is part of harbor improvement project.
  • New Aramco yard IMI names CEO
    $5.2bn JV with Bahri and HHI brings in Fathi Al Saleem as it focuses on 2019 debut.
  • KfW IPEX seals $172bn of deals in first 10 years
    German lender vows to forge ahead with project financing a decade after its spin-off.
  • Hansson sees happier New Year for NAT
    Latest latter to shareholders shows fresh optimism from Nordic American Tankers chief.
  • Quanzhou Ansheng orders 12 boxships
    Chinese owner renewing fleet at three domestic shipyards for $121m.
  • Dry Bulk heads pack as owners raise 50% more equity in 2017
    Growth capital rises increase in prominence amid upturn in capital markets activity, says Fearnley Securities.
  • GasLog heads to Samsung for new LNGC
    Owner says ship is expected to capitalise on what will be a strong market in 2019.
  • Tanker damaged in oil platform collision
    Essberger vessel hits production facility in Dutch North Sea.
  • Howe Robinson opens up in Bergen
    Ex-Joachim Grieg director Sturle Waardal to head new office focused on expanding broker's dry business.
  • Lorentzen & Stemoco: Vitol VLGC order 'smart'
    Brokerage says the price of the newbuildings in weak market supports logic.
  • Mastek clinches ferry double
    Korean yard seals deal for passengerships in Tanzania.
  • Sinotrans: big deal for airline unit under discussion
    Hong Kong company says owner China Merchants plotting asset reorganisation.
  • Morgan Stanley sees $40m in savings from Euronav deal
    Fotis Giannakoulis believes transaction will change the dynamics of the big tanker market.
  • John T Essberger swoops for Crystal Nordic
    Private-equity-backed tanker company has been purchased by German shipowner.
  • Hammer sees seeds of next tanker upturn planted in 2018
    Arctic Securities expects both supply and demand pressures from 2017 to ease off this year.
  • Irish Continental Group in $200m record cruise ferry order
    Flensburger secures contract for the largest cruise ferry in the world in terms of vehicle capacity.
  • Gulf Navigation gives green light to $250m issue
    Timing will be based on the expansion projects fresh cash will support.
  • SolstadFarstad strikes five-year deal in Argentina
    Norwegian owner sending CSV Normand Commander to work for Bahia Grande.
  • Cosco Qingdao orders domestic ro-pax
    State owner picks Tianjin Xingang yard for ferry deal.
  • MOL inks VLGC newbuilding deal
    Japanese owner's Phoenix Tankers heading to KHI for fourth gas carrier.
  • Yang Ming launches sub-continent service
    Taiwanese owner running ships from North China to Pakistan
  • Ezion Holdings carries out management reshuffle
    Singapore-listed liftboat operator undertakes shake-up of top executive positions.
  • Total extends Golden Energy Offshore PSV
    Victor Restis-backed offshore vessel operator sees French major continue to employ vessel off West Africa.
  • LNG ready ships made up 11% of 2017 orders
    Dutch LNG bunkering specialist believes 2018 is set to be breakthrough year for greener fuel.
  • Korean yards aim for more orders in 2018
    Top three yards of Hyundai, Samsung and Daewoo said to be looking at deals worth $26bn.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • WorldACD: November air cargo volumes reach new high
    A record in worldwide air cargo volume that was set in October 2017 has already been broken, according to newly released statistics compile...
  • Port of NY/NJ sets monthly cargo volume record for November
    The Port of New York and New Jersey has set a new monthly record for November for cargo volume activity, the port confirmed Jan. 2, During...
  • Liege Airport to invest $24m in cargo infrastructure
    Liege Airport in Belgium will invest over 20 million euros (U.S. $24.1 million) for new warehouses and handling facilities due to increased...
  • U.S. South Atlantic ports gear up for future growth amid strong demand
    As detailed in this month's feature story "Rising tide" (pg. 35-37), the U.S. port sector is booming. Steady economic growth and a strong...
  • Commerce amends duty rates for Canadian softwood lumber
    The U.S. Commerce Department is amending countervailing (CV) and antidumping duty (AD) orders on certain softwood lumber products from Cana...
  • CMA CGM institutes 'emergency' Greek port congestion surcharge
    Increased operational costs and service disruptions generated by ongoing traffic congestion at one of Greece's largest seaports, the Port o...
  • Sobel Shipping merges with Network Brokers International
    New York-based Sobel Shipping Co., Inc. will merge with Network Brokers International, Inc., to provide international freight forwarding an...
  • CN to acquire 200 new locomotives
    Canadian National Railway (CN) will acquire 200 new locomotives from GE Transportation over the next three years to accommodate future grow...
  • 3PL Team Worldwide opening Indianapolis branch
    Texas-based global freight forwarder and third-party logistics provider Team Worldwide is opening a branch office in Indianapolis, Ind. on ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 2, 2018
  • US bunker prices down on first trading day of year
    US bunker prices dropped Tuesday, the first trading day of the year, following weakness in the broader oil markets.
  • Crude, ULSD futures edge lower following holiday rally
    Oil futures began 2018 lower as the complex fell Tuesday across the board.
  • OUTLOOK: Oil sector faces rising threat to upstream investment
    Oil majors mostly self-financing.
  • Iran protests raise stakes over US sanctions
    Any escalation of the confrontations and government response seen as overly draconian could have implications if the US decides to cancel the Iran nuclear deal.
  • OUTLOOK 2018: China's product exports set to rise as Beijing eases restrictions
    Some estimates put export growth at 30-40% in 2018.
  • Pakistan restricts fuel oil imports as consumption falls
    Prior government approval needed for fuel oil imports.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Egypt to open new Suez products import terminal by end 2018: report
    Egypt hopes to open its new oil products import terminal at Ain Sokhna on the Gulf of Suez by the end of 2018
  • FUTURES: Oil prices firm, NYMEX crude stays above $60/b

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