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20 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:48 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
  • EU drops price-fixing controls on European sales of Chinese solar panels
  • Rotterdam invests US$87 million in Brazil's Pecem to create logistics hub
  • Study examines if Tacoma port can be deepened to attract mega ships
  • Mega ship that call at Los Angeles helps port to hit air pollution targets
  • APMT drones are making Chilean cargo handling safer and more efficient
  • Evergreen embraces 50th anniversary ready to move 'full steam ahead'
  • Brussels overall cargo rises 13.1pc in first half, but containers slip 2pc
  • Quebec City appoints ex-Prince Rupert boss to run its new box terminal
  • Kalmar to heighten four cranes at GMP Terminal de France, Le Havre
  • Dogs sniff 190 lbs of cocaine from pineapple laden box in Wilmington port
  • Air China profit up 4pc in first half to US$508.5 million sales up 11.9pc
  • Aeroflot first half profit off 23.3pc to US$93.5 million as fuel prices rise
  • Partial data from forwarders can speed US Customs cargo screening

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Clarification regarding Total Movements article
  • Maersk Line steps up on digitisation to enable paperless trade between India & Nepal
  • Teamleader Logistics gets highest 'SME 1' rating from CRISIL
  • Deendayal Port Trust bags Bulk/ Break Bulk Major Port of the Year award at MALA 2018
  • First ship arrives at Penna Cement Terminal at Cochin Port
  • AISATS becomes first air cargo terminal operator in India to introduce advanced RFID-based real-time cargo tracking system at Kempegowda International Airport
  • CONCOR substantially increases free time for loaded & empty containers at its terminals
  • The Investment Corporation of Dubai announces launch of ISS Global Forwarding
  • Congratulations to the winners & finalists
  • Panel discussion on unlocking BIMSTEC potential today

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018
  • Strengthening European business
  • B&H Worldwide inks pact with Air Baltic
  • Panama Canal - expectations rising
  • Training partners Tiaca and TSA Group
  • Conveying 13 gas turbines across Mexico
  • Converting Sakhalin's railway to broad gauge
  • Ceva operates distribution centre for HAT
  • Foreship creates new management function
  • Port of Melbourne catching up with Sydney and Brisbane
  • AT&T, Softbox, Merck: drone pilot in Puerto Rico
  • Future focus of two ISS in Dubai
  • «Curiosity of the day»
  • New manager for Maria Lanzendorf
  • SF Airlines' second international service ex Shenzhen
  • Noerpel umbrella - a haven for Lebert
  • Estonian rail carrier now on profitable track
  • Eimskip up in Q2

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IHS Maritimeweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Underwriters set to ditch costly marine classes, experts warn
  • Intercargo and Isle of Man call for review of fertiliser 'non-hazardous' cargo status
  • Rolls-Royce acquisition presents Kongsberg with an 'ocean of opportunities'
  • Höegh LNG inks USD206 million sale-and-leaseback deal for tenth FSRU
  • Baker Technology executives join CH Offshore in board shakeup
  • Shipping diverted as Typhoon Jebi hits Japan
  • COSCO Wallem wins bid to manage six bulk carriers for CDB Leasing
  • Brazil's sugar exports turn sour
  • TS Lines eyes Hong Kong IPO
  • HMM denies link to Zodiac Maritime box ship orders
  • China strengthens Yangtze River ECA
  • Petrobras paths a fragile turnaround
  • Euronav CEO brands sulphur cap the 'worst' legislation

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Container haulage may be approaching crisis point as peak season looms
  • DSV buys Dutch ecommerce company, while Dubai launches new forwarding firm
  • Air freight rates flutter as global trade starts to cool and tariffs bite
  • Last panamax box ship to sail out of lay-up escapes the scrapping grim reaper
  • 'Port technology the key to unlocking efficiency and smoother supply chains'
  • Johan Ehn appointed GAC managing director in Sweden
  • Three senior appointments at Seko Logistics: CFO, CTO and US VP
  • Hard lessons (thanks, Amazon) breathe new life into retail stores

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Eagle Bulk to retrofit up to 37 ships with scrubbers
  • Consolidated Ship Repair rebrands
  • Virginia Pilots Association opts for Volvo Penta IPS
  • Airbus to equip its RO/RO ships with towing kites
  • DNV GL releases class guideline on autonomous ships
  • Rolls-Royce launches new podded propulsion system
  • Transocean to acquire Ocean Rig for $2.7 billion
  • Thordon adds propeller shaft alignment to service and support offerings
  • Inmarsat and Danelec launch new maritime IoT service
  • Alfa Laval introduces new large UV reactor to PureBallast 3 range

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Langh delivers scrubbers for 12 Norden vessels
    Danish bulker and tanker operator retrofits a dozen ships to ensure 2020 compliance
  • East-west box rates to firm in fourth quarter
    Capacity reductions by container lines on the mainlane front haul will lead to higher box freight rates by year-end
  • Transocean to buy Ocean Rig for $2.7bn
    Transocean shareholders will own about 79% of the combined company while Ocean Rig shareholders will own the rest
  • Japan's LNG imports set to fall
    LNG demand in Japan will decrease to 75m tonnes in 2025 from 84m tonnes in 2014, according to Rystad... Energy
  • MAN to retrofit BW LPG's dual-fuelled VLGCs
    MAN sees great potential with the LPG carrier segment for further retrofits owing to environmental and economic benefits
  • Product tanker hits bridge as typhoon strikes Japan
    Salvage vessels at Kobe-Osaka port reported to have been swept away due to strong winds, says Japanese newspaper
  • Wan Hai close to agreeing major orders
    Taiwanese shipowner and Asian construction yards are still negotiating the prices for the newbuildings
  • Bureau Veritas keeps the faith in LNG
    The leading liquefied natural gas classification society downplays fuel environmental concerns
  • Greek ports strike extended
    Workers say they kept ferry companies afloat during the recession and now that results have improved, they would like a...
  • Intercargo calls for reclassification of ammonium nitrate fertiliser
    The cargo is currently in Group C, meaning there are no hazards while shipping
  • MSC further withdraws from Felixstowe
    MSC pulls IPAK service call to UK's largest container port as problems with new terminal operating system cause continuing delays
  • Daily Briefing
    Freight supply-demand mismatch most apparent on major east-west trades | SMM offers debate and opportunity | Capes soften amid delays...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Maersk: Mexico truck challenges persist after ocean import rush
  • Russia rail aim for Asia imports to South and Central Europe
  • California's emission cuts show path forward for other US ports
  • US Gulf Coast ports prep for Tropical Storm Gordon
  • Container lines lag in providing instant quotes
  • India first-half volume jumped 10 percent, on reforms
  • Chittagong expands more direct port delivery to cut handling time

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Eagle Bulk to install up to 37 scrubbers
    US-listed bulker owner commits to investing in 19 exhaust gas scrubbers at $2m each, may buy 18 more for its fleet of 48 vessels.
  • After China, India shifts to Iranian tankers
    State refiners switch to NITC tankers to continue Iranian oil imports despite US sanctions.
  • Knot Offshore Partners envisions further growth
    Shuttle tanker partnership sees better second-quarter results on higher revenue, partly due to earnings from suezmax shuttle tanker bought in March.
  • Capesize market slowdown seen as 'temporary'
    Analysts believe spot earnings will spring back soon.
  • Diana Shipping re-fixes kamsarmax to Cargill
    Athens-based bulker owner gets higher rate for 82,200-dwt Medusa (built 2010).
  • Perseveranza sues tug owner Marquette over over collision
    Italian tanker and bulker owner sues Marquette Transportation for casualty involving tanker and barge in Houston Ship Channel.
  • Lim calls for 'consensus' on emissions challenge
    The shipping industry cannot succeed in meeting its emissions targets without a consensus, Kitack Lim, secretary-general of the International Maritime Organisation said today. One quarter of newbuild orderbook fitted with scrubbers Container giant Hapag-Lloyd braces for $1bn fuel bill hike in 2020 Speaking at the TradeWinds Shipowners Forum at the SMM technology trade fair in Hamburg, Lim conce
  • Koncar prepared to step away from Uljanik Group
    Tycoon will exit troubled shipbuilder if another investor found.
  • Pangaea says aluminium collapse cannot be fixed by trade tariffs
    Rhode Island owner with presence also in bauxite trade says any disruption could present opportunities, but US aluminium producers seem to have accepted reality
  • Container giant Hapag-Lloyd braces for $1bn fuel bill hike in 2020
    Liner boss discusses strategy to cope with rising fuel costs as IMO 2020 kicks in.
  • Airbus to fly fuel-saving kite from ro-ro
    European operator buys AirSeas kit to reduce fuel costs by 20%.
  • Peter Gast regatta pulls in big names for special year
    Shipping luminaries were out in force for the Peter Gast regatta with this year's event a celebration of sailing and a tribute to the legendary shipbroker who died this summer. Over 110 boats and more than 1,000 participants took to the water in what was the 36th staging of the event. Organizers report perfect sailing conditions in the Danish South Seas. Shipping heavyweights including Oldendo
  • Transocean to buy Ocean Rig for $2.7bn
    Swiss giant adds George Economou-chaired rig company after taking over Songa Offshore.
  • VIDEO: Storm smashes tanker into airport bridge
    Hinode Shipping vessel dragged anchor as Typhoon Jebi hit Osaka, Japan.
  • Seaspan lines up new $150m revolver
    Boxship owner builds war chest for future acquisitions and investment.
  • Port dispute creates queue of more than 50 bulkers
    Coal carriers in limbo due to row over fees at Australian terminals.
  • Paris MOU bans tanker that skipped repair yard
    Rawan had been due to call in Egypt following Cyprus detention.
  • Demolition market boost as cutting begins in Pakistan
    Scrapping sources confirm Gadani breakers can resume tanker activity.
  • Changjiang Waterway adds dredger newbuild
    Chinese owner picks Shanghai Zhenhua for latest cutter suction ship.
  • Stefanou brothers snap up second capesize bulker and eye more
    Greeks' purchase is the second capesize Japan's NS United has sold in two months
  • Louis Dreyfus secures $116m OSV contract
    French group to install grid for large-scale wind farm off Saint-Nazaire.
  • Singapore on the radar as Polaris Shipping eyes IPO
    World's largest VLOC owner looking to Lion City for possible $250m float.
  • Auctioned GOL Offshore PSV reactivated
    Former Malaviya Seven brought out of layup after 688 days.
  • Boa Offshore to sell anchor-handler duo
    Terms of restructuring mean owner is trying to offload ships operating in Russian market.
  • Hoegh LNG fixes Chinese finance for tenth FSRU
    Norwegian owner taps China Construction Bank for the first time in $206m sale and leaseback deal for Samsung newbuilding.
  • DSME linked to potential drilling rig orders
    Odfjell Drilling said to have discussed newbuilding orders with struggling South Korean yard.
  • Unipec looks to have resumed US crude shipments
    Chinese refiner reportedly charters China VLCC vessel with late September laycan, Baltic fixtures show.
  • Nam Cheong launches renounceable one-for-one rights issue
    Malaysian offshore vessel builder looking to raising fresh capital to fund creditor's cash-out option
  • ITTF to lobby IMO against deadly decline in ship equipment safety
    A revived body of technical experts is warning of a deadly decline in the quality of equipment provided by ship suppliers.
  • BT Investment tightens grip at takeover target CH Offshore
    Singapore company names new chief executive, as acceptance levels for acquisition near 60%.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • NEWS FLASH: House sends Miscellaneous Tariff Bill to Trump for signature
  • Executive Moves: JAXPORT, SEKO, Gebrüder Weiss
  • ILA will vote on contract Thursday
  • USTR, Korea release KORUS amendments
  • 'World trade is cooling off'
  • EU willing to settle trade beef with U.S.
    The European Commission said it's willing to open negotiations with the U.S. to settle a longstanding World Trade Organization dispute over U.S. beef shipments.
  • Port of Mobile closed to vessel traffic
  • DSV buys S&H to boost e-commerce operations
  • Hub Group sells Mode Transportation

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
  • Argentina hikes taxes on exports to shore up sagging finances
  • Petromoc Bunkering opens new Mozambique bunkering service
  • Oil rally slows as tropical storm concerns abate
    NYMEX October crude settled 7 cents higher at $69.87/b Tuesday as Tropical Storm Gordon looked set to avoid key Gulf Coast oil infrastructure.
  • Cosmo Oil has no plans to load Iran crude in October
  • Suppliers offer best endeavor clauses in anticipation of Tropical Storm Gordon: sources
    The Administration Building for the Port of New Orleans will be closed Tuesday, September 4, at 3:00 PM EDT for nonessential workers in preparation for potential weather issues related to Tropical Storm Gordon
  • External: Praxis Energy Agents DMCC
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • Shell Marine sees major shift in lube oils demand as IMO 2020 nears
    There will be a need for significant volumes of higher BN cylinder oils to be replaced by BN40 or BN70 grades, Brussel said.
  • UAE's GP Global eyes downstream sector, LPG bottling for growth
    GP Global also plans to grow its bunker sales by up to 14% by end of 2019.
  • REFINERY NEWS: Japan's Cosmo halts Sakai, Yokkaichi, Chiba shipments on strong typhoon
    The approach of Typhoon Jebi is expected to disrupt terminal loading.
  • Unipec books two VLCCs for loading US crude despite tariff threat
    The crude may not necessarily be imported into China and could be traded off to other refiners.
  • Iraq southern exports hit new record in August
    Averaging 3.549 million b/d over the last three months.
  • Tuapse Sept fuel oil exports set at 485,000 mt, down 41,000 mt from Aug
    Mediterranean trading has been slim due to ample tonnage in the region.
  • SPECIAL REPORT: Container shipping -- Kinks in the supply chain
    Arguments this year over the sharp rise in bunker prices and who should foot the bill are dealt with in this report.
  • Gazprom Neft H1 sales of marine fuel up 7.5% in Northwest Russia
    The largest rise in sales was at Kaliningrad and Baltisk where sales rose 38%.




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