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16 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:41 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
  • Asia-Europe rate dips 2.7pc to US$933/TEU, rises 8.1pc to USWC
  • Trilateral NAFTA deal looks likely: Trump notifies congress
  • Zim revises deal with 2M alliance to cut charter hire costs by buying more slots
  • CIMC warns that high oil prices may dissuade carriers to buy containers
  • Sulphur cap by 2020 triggers flurry of scrubber orders for containerships
  • Panama Canal retains its 'A' rating by Fitch for 3rd year in a row
  • Kerry Logistics ramps up H1 profit driven by strong Asian trade
  • Hong Kong holds Asian Logistics, Maritime Conference November 20-21
  • CEVA Logistics appoints Laurent Binetti as new CCO
  • African airports need to improve cargo infrastructure and procedures
  • US airports to receive US$617m funding for 408 projects
  • Tianjin Airlines commences first direct Chongqing to London Heathrow service

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2018
  • New shareholder
  • Canberra to Eden rail line to reopen?
  • Next stop is GAC Sweden
  • TUP implements WMS for Lesara
  • Tightening links between British Isles
  • Miami airport tightens links with Africa
  • More transloading equipment for China
  • More responsibilities for Lorie Tekorius
  • Growing cranes at Terminal de France
  • Food train underway from Belarus to China
  • FAA's drone pilot programme takes off in four states
  • Broekman reports 22% turnover growth
  • Hupac feels forward thrust in H1/2018
  • Rotterdam goes Brazil
  • The new Don of Quebec
  • Good H1 thanks to strong growth in Asia
  • «Curiosity of the day»
  • Latam Cargo to launch GDP compliant MVD-BRU route

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IHS Maritimeweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • COSCO stays in profit helped by subsidies and modest container growth
  • Nam Gi-chan to head Busan Port
  • Onassis Group, Korea Line settle on exhaust scrubbers
  • Vale savours stability with shift away from shipowning

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • Delay-hit Felixstowe loses another service as CMA CGM switches Epic 1
  • Transpac boom rolls on, and containers continue to be rolled over
  • Market Insight: the Genova tragedy - a road to value, rather than safety?
  • Cosco's 'hard-won' slim profit in H1 boosted by its terminal business
  • CH Robinson eyes peak season capacity constraints

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • NTSB reports on 2017 towboat sinking while fueling
  • BWTS manufacturer backs its products with a compliance guarantee
  • BW LPG to retrofit four VLGCs with dual fuel LPG propulsion
  • WPI students developing "killer" autonomous underwater robot
  • IMO global sulfur cap brings fuel handling challenges
  • International consortium aims to reimagine containership

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • Greek port workers to strike after talks collapse
    Seafarers are protesting a de facto wage freeze that has been in place for about eight years after no rise...
  • The Interview: Chris Welsh
    Chris Welsh has spent an entire career trying to rein in container lines and make them serve the customers that...
  • Risk management for the digital age
    The foundations of modern classification societies go far back into the mists of commercial shipping; these roots are about to...
  • Trade dispute boosts Kerry Logistics
    Group says growing trade conflict has caused manufacturing activities to shift from China to Southeast Asia
  • Rotterdam to buy a 30% stake in Brazil's Pecem
    The port authority will spend $87m to have influence over strategy and positions in management and executive level
  • EIB to unveil 25-ship scrubber finance deal under green programme in next few weeks
    Tankers not ruled out, although hurdles higher, and borrowing owners must be seen to be pulling weight on domestic taxes...
  • More of the same?
    The world's top 10 container ports reported average growth of 4.9% in the first half of the year
  • Challenges of container line consolidation
    Box lines want fewer services and port calls, which is not good news for container terminals
  • Back on track
    The world's top 100 ports handled 588m teu in 2017
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: One Hundred Container Ports
    Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd's List's weekly podcast - your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in...
  • Unipec resumes VLCC bookings in US Gulf
    Sinopec's trading arm reportedly starts buying US crude again and longhaul VLCC rates recover from early August level
  • Wilhelmsen Shipmanagement appoints digital officer
    Group is also planning to hire a number of digital trainees in Singapore
  • Wärtsilä joins boxship design project
    Design and engineering groups seek to find efficiencies and cut down waste in box ships with a new concept design
  • Cosco Shipping Holdings favours compliant fuel to meet sulphur rules
    Shanghai-and Kong Kong-listed CSH has ordered scrubbers for two 4,000-teu class ships to test the performance of such devices
  • Rolls-Royce and Iridium to collaborate on autonomous shipping venture
    Iridium Certus, a $3bn satellite system, will become commercially available later this year
  • US trucking brings carriers a load of problems
    As trucking becomes a drivers' market, carriers are turning to emergency measures in an effort to transport shippers' cargoes inland
  • MPC Container Ships sees improving outlook
    Fast-growing German boxship owner reports improved revenues and profits in second quarter but operating costs are on the rise
  • Italy calls on EU to share port access to migrants
    Italy threatens to handle migration alone if the EU does not change existing policy of the anti-smuggling Operation Sophia
  • Daily Briefing
    Maersk's extra $2bn fuel bill | 'World-first' LPG fuelled VLGCs | One in four future vessels will have scrubbers |...
  • Maersk Tankers pilots wind propulsion on product carrier
    The technology is suited to larger vessels such as long-range two product tankers but the costs are too high at...
  • Defending shipping against cyber crime
    The Maritime Cyber Alliance seeks to bring cyber attacks into the open by allowing staff or crew to report events...
  • Busan Port Authority names new chief executive
    New chief looks to press on with the new port development project as well as the redevelopment of the old...
  • State subsidies help Cosco Shipping Holdings stay in the black
    Box lifting increased 12.4% to 11.2m teu in the six months while average income per box on overseas trades decreased...
  • Cosco Shipping Development plans to issue $878m bonds
    The bonds can be issued en bloc or in instalments within a 24-month time span, while funds raised will be...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • Top US port gateways expand share of Asian imports
  • Trans-Pac carriers ready general rate increases on spot rate run
  • Philadelphia local ILA talks break down
  • Mega-load move from PNW to Canada takes mega planning
  • US shippers can mitigate 2019 trucking rate increases
  • Long tail of trucker strike raises rates, rolls cargo

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • US condemns Russian 'harassment' of Ukrainian shipping
    Russia has delayed and even stopped commercial vessels from reaching Ukrainian ports.
  • Solship restructuring finally complete
    Solstad Farstad subsidiary's payment of $48m to creditors deemed 'satisified'.
  • International Seaways to shed veteran tanker
    New York-listed shipowner is likely to scrap the VLCC, sources believe.
  • Ardmore turns on $25m ATM after putting $400m on shelf
    Shipowner brings in three major banks to oversee rare capital increase.
  • Braemar sets up ESOP trading plan
    London-listed shipping broker enlists Stockdale Securities to buy shares for employee stock ownership plan (ESOP).
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen issues debt
    Norwegian company squares away debt due this spring.
  • Maersk Tankers goes back to the future with wind power
    Technical chief explains how new rotor project fits into 2020 vision and beyond.
  • Yanzijiang buys rest of Jiangsu Logistics
    Singapore-listed Chinese shipbuilder acquires remaining 40% equity interest in share capital of Jiangsu Huayuan Logistics.
  • Havila's loss grows as costs rise
    Norwegian OSV owner hurt by depreciation and forex in second quarter.
  • NNPC aims for slice of Nigerian bunkering
    National oil company aims to consolidate shipping business with new fuel venture.
  • Olympic Subsea predicts weaker winter
    But Norwegian owner optimistic over long term as it cuts second quarter loss.
  • ER deal gets Star billing with added potential for scrubbers
    Analysts argue Star Bulk has secured its best transaction of an active 2018 with six capes likely to be retrofitted with scrubbers to meet 2020 rules.
  • Containerships back in black
    Finnish owner makes a profit ahead of CMA CGM takeover.
  • Swire's 'pepper-potting' widened group's shipping scope
    Late patriarch oversaw diversification into tankers, bulkers and offshore.
  • Wartsila alliance wants to be game-changer for boxships
    Finnish group and new partners to create a vessel with the 'highest level of efficiency.'
  • Uljanik Plovidba hits out at 'make-believe' reports
    Croatian shipowner says it is totally separate from struggling yard group Uljanik - and not to blame for its woes.
  • Martin Ackermann says LPG dual-fuel option is 'IMO forever'
    BW LPG chief executive explains logic behind shipowner's retrofitting project.
  • MAN to convert first ro-paxes to dual fuel
    German company to work on ferries operated by Spain's Balearia this year and next.
  • Reach seals Wintershall frame contract
    Norwegian operator adds another call-off deal for OSVs in North Sea.
  • New CFO at MPCC as profit rises
    Expanding feedership owner brings in Thyssenkrupp's Harald Wilke to boost executive team.
  • Maersk completes installation of rotor sails on LR2
    Shell-backed concept hopes to reduce fuel consumption and emissions by an expected 7-10%.
  • Hong Kong planning tax incentives for marine insurers
    City state looks to close the gap with Singapore as a hub for insurance sector.
  • Cosco Shipping Energy bets on rising LNG demand
    High imports and limited supply will keep spot rates firm, says Chinese state owner.

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • Port of Oakland heralds cleaner air
    The Port of Oakland said this week that diesel particulate emissions from its maritime operations are down 81 percent since 2005, and expressed confidence in reaching a self-imposed goal of an 85 percent reduction by 2020.
  • Trump lauds NAFTA 'replacement'
    President Donald Trump on Thursday night continued his emphatic praise of the U.S.-Mexico Trade Agreement announced on Monday as a replacement for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
  • ITC seeks input on exports to U.K.
    The International Trade Commission is seeking input for a fact-finding investigation on trade-related barriers that small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) perceive as disproportionately affecting U.S. SMEs exporting to the United Kingdom, compared with larger U.S. exporters to the U.K., the ITC said on Friday.
  • BIS adds 15 to Entity List
    The Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security has added 15 individuals and firms to the Entity List.
  • MPC reports second-quarter growth
    MPC Container Ships ASA, which owns and charters smaller containerships, said, "While the summer has brought a soft weakening of rates and trade war fears pose a risk to the strong recovery of the container shipping industry seen over the last 15 months, the underlying market fundamentals remain intact for further market improvements in 2018 and 2019."
  • APMT drones making Chilean sites safer
    APM Terminals, the global terminal operator arm of A.P. Møller - Maersk , is using drones at two of its inland services facilities in Chile to improve safety and efficiency.
  • U.S. says Russia harassing commercial ships
    The State Department on Thursday called on Russia to stop "harassment" of international shipping in the Sea of Azov and the Kerch Strait, stating the country has delayed hundreds of commercial vessels since April and in recent weeks has stopped at least 16 commercial ships attempting to reach Ukrainian ports.
  • Cocaine seized at Port of Wilmington
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Coast Guard and Delaware National Guard Counter-Drug Taskforce seized a load of cocaine weighing more than 100 pounds at the Port of Wilmington in Delaware on Wednesday, CBP announced

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 31, 2018
  • Crude settles lower ahead of US Labor Day weekend
    Crude oil futures pared gains made earlier in the week to settle lower Friday ahead of the three-day Labor Day holiday weekend in the US
  • Looming US sanctions on Iran's oil buyers continue to support prices
    Iran's oil buyers have nine weeks to decide whether to halt the trades or risk getting banned from the US financial system
  • External: Praxis Energy Agents DMCC
  • Top US, India officials to discuss Iran sanctions waiver next week in New Delhi
    "We continue to discuss our Iran policy with our Indian counterparts and speak to them, certainly, about the implications of our re-imposition of sanctions," an official said.
  • TRADER NOTE: Brandon Kang replaces Steven Lim as Global Crude Book Leader at SK Energy
    Prior to that Brandon was the Crude FO System Trading Team Leader in SK Energy's Headquarters at Seoul.
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • BIMCO revises up tankers demolition forecast, fleet growth slows
    In the short term, a recovery in rates is not expected, BIMCO said.
  • A third of total bunkers in 2025 may be HSFO being scrubbed - MECL MD
    Differential of 0.5% sulfur bunker versus HSFO price likely to rationalize in future
  • Delays continue on Iraq export terminal upgrade
    "Amaya port has been completely stopped for long time, due to the pumping stoppage as a result to the pipeline damage," a Basra Oil official said.
  • Panama's June marine diesel sales increase 53.58% on year
    The number of ships seeking marine fuel in Panama rose to 498 in June from 443 in June 2017.




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