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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Singapore to ban scrubber wash water when IMO sulphur ban bites
  • Asian E-tailing Summit, SmartBiz Expo, Franchising Show opens today
  • 2M+1 Alliance switches Asia-Europe AE7 loop to London Gateway
  • Port of NY and NJ beats all-time record in October up 11.9pc
  • Shift to regional trade routes, cuts demand for bigger ships: DSF
  • MPC Container Ships equips 5 feeders with scrubbers, retrofits more
  • Trucker jailed 1 year, firm fined US$1.3 million for carrying hazmat
  • Global economy may be slowing more than expected, IMF says
  • JNPT's fast-track customs clearance fails to get boxes out of port
  • LNG application discussed at ship-to-shore interface conference
  • US ports: Too much for highways - too little for intermodal ports
  • Atlas Air Worldwide cheers US-UK air pact effective post Brexit
  • Brussels Airport increases its airside pharma transporter fleet
  • Ontario airport cargo increases 17pc to 610,000 tons in 10 months
  • Sequential loading of Volga-Dnepr freighters cuts handling 40pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • AMI Global Logistics honoured as Customer of the Year by Safmarine
  • CMA CGM emergency bunker recovery measures adjustment from Jan. 2019
  • Cosco Shipping & Bolloré Logistics ink airfreight services MoU
  • Globelink WW initiates direct import console from Shanghai to ICD Ahmedabad
  • In its 7th year of success, Azan Group adding essential nutrients to daily diets worldwide
  • LNG bunkering seen growing exponentially
  • Krishnapatnam Port launches global standard Navayuga World School
  • VCT continuously enhancing productivity & efficiency
  • Air cargo traffic looking up in India
  • Emirates SkyCargo bags key awards
  • PS Atree & Co. wins Air Cargo Custom Broker award
  • Trade facilitation & changing role of Customs highlighted at WCO meet in Mumbai
  • A. N. Jha appointed as Finance Secretary
  • M. Ajit Kumar, Principal Chief Commissioner of Customs, Chennai, to be the Chief Guest at South East Air Cargo Conclave & Awards 2018 on Dec. 14

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2018
  • Switzerland: new fire engine for Zermatt
  • Sievert sharpens profile abroad
  • Wisconsin modernising rail infrastructure
  • IBJ award for Euroports
  • 7 hour airfreight solution beats 20 day sea journey
  • Praise on all fronts for ICTSI
  • UK opens skies with North America
  • Odyssey acquires AFF
  • Wood company places major timber flat car order
  • CMB nets sustainability award
  • Trio to guide Grieshaber
  • Maritime Blockchain Labs enters new development stage
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Gefco and Trigo harnessing up
  • 1,500 new trucks for massive fleet expansion
  • Stockholm installs new port boss
  • Another East African carrier returns to Somalia

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • New EC rules on working conditions may make truck driving more attractive
  • Warm welcome for BIMCO cyber security clause for shipping contracts
  • Africa's air cargo market proving a moveable feast for some carriers
  • Going green may be popular, but US express customers are loathe to pay for it
  • 3PLs must embrace technology, not be 'run over'
  • HMM expected to part ways with 2M Alliance
  • HMRC puts in £8m to boost customs declaration training
  • Supply chain radar: behind the scenes at DB Schenker
  • Supply chain radar: Big auto layoffs - a threat or opportunity for major 3PLs?

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • VIDEO: ABB demonstrates remote piloting of Finnish ferry
  • Huntington Ingalls acquires cybersecurity specialist G2
  • Goltens completes cruise ship scrubber installation in 18 days
  • Can blockchain tech bring traceability and trust to the bunker biz?
  • GE gains ABS recognition for digital twin maintenance solution
  • Austal USA awarded $40.3 million for EPF 14 long lead material
  • Rolls-Royce and Finferries in milestone autonomous ferry demo

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • Shipowners at odds over EU approach to harmonised transport
    The proposed changes intend to clarify rules, harmonise reporting and create better conditions for combined transport, so it can better...
  • Demand-side risks weigh on shipping, says Fitch
    Ratings agency sees healthy, albeit slower volume growth, in container shipping in 2019, while dry bulk freight rates are expected...
  • Salvage must avoid clinging to the past with LOF
    ISU accepts LOF's best days are behind it as it prepares to co-operate with shipping and underwriters in new ways
  • Scrubber providers try to downplay impact of Singapore ban
    Wärtsilä and Yara Marine Technologies argue that any void created by open-loop scrubber bans will be filled by hybrid scrubbers
  • HMM in talks to become new alliance member
    HMM shares slot space on both the Asia-Europe and transpacific east-west trade lanes with 2M, but it is not a...
  • Maersk to focus on utilisation rather than scale
    Fleet reduction at Hamburg Süd was a necessary part of achieving synergies between the two companies
  • Qatar leaving Opec to have little impact on tanker market
    Qatar is focusing efforts on increasing gas production
  • Lloyd's List Outlook 2019: Crude tankers
    Geopolitical wildcards seen testing crude tanker market recovery
  • US-China tariff ceasefire to restore dry bulk trade flows
    The immediate restoration of grains and steel imports would induce longhaul shipments, which is likely to boost tonne mile demand
  • Daily Briefing
    Trade truce buoys shipping outlook | Scrubber lobby responds to Singapore ban | 2019 Dry Bulk Outlook | Top 10...
  • CMA CGM and MSC justify bunker surcharges
    MSC says that it expects to incur costs in excess of $2bn annually as a consequence of the IMO's red...
  • Top 10 maritime lawyers 2018
    As part of our 2018 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, we look at the very best legal...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • US tariff postponement may reshape early 2019 trucking
  • Downgraded trans-Pacific forecast signals challenges beyond tariffs
  • US Southeast ports lower chassis pool target
  • India exports, imports surge on reforms, global demand
  • Value of blockchain consortiums questioned

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • Golar LNG Partners doubles pool for share buybacks
    Believing the company is worth more than its share price, Golar LNG Partners Tuesday morning announced it was doubling the pool of money it uses to buy back shares to $50m. LNG world prepares for year of new supply influx "(The company) believes that the current unit price does not reflect the underlying value of the business, its prospects or the sustainability of the new distribution," the com
  • Nordic looks to lower proposed share increase
    Herbjorn Hansson-led Nordic American Tankers amends proxy to lessen request by 40 million shares, but still looks to double total number of units.
  • Singaporean ship owner sues Port of New Orleans after spill
    The owner of the ship that spilled oil into the Mississippi River this spring, shuttering the waterway, is suing the board in charge of the Port of New Orleans for more than $10m. In the lawsuit, Singaporean company Antares Maritime alleges the port failed to maintain the Nashville Avenue Wharf, causing the hull of the 27,700-dwt Pac Antares (built 2003) to be torn open 12 April. The 12 April mi
  • Capital Product Partners coverage begun with a buy
    MLP's plan to spin off tanker fleet into Diamond S Shipping will increase risk profile but still allow for steady revenue, analyst says.
  • Capesize rebound slows on Saldanha woes, Chinese imports
    Earnings of capesize bulkers remain capped by slow iron ore trades but the trade war truce between China and the US offers optimism.
  • Empire Navigation trims fleet ahead of newbuilding deliveries
    Stamatis Molaris-controlled Empire Navigation is trimming its fleet ahead of the arrival of its massive newbuilding programme. Empire strikes tanker deal backed by Cargill The company has reportedly sold the Sungdong built 46,000-dwt products tanker MR Kentaurus (built 2007) for $13.6m. Empire did not respond to requests for comments. Some sources say the tanker is sold to a Norwegian buyer.
  • The cruiseship that floats on air
    Richard Fain reveals the lengths Royal Caribbean has gone to in making its huge new flagship environmentally friendly
  • Major Torm investor trims stake
    DW Partners has reduced its holding in Danish tanker owner Torm, a new filing shows. Departure of crude cannibals lifting product tanker tide, says Torm The investor has trimmed its stake in the Copenhagen and US listed shipowner from 6.64% to 5.96%, it was disclosed today. DW Partners' now controls 4,421,955 Torm shares, worth over $14m at present trading levels. Oaktree Capital is the domi
  • Fitch gloomy about tonnage-heavy tanker sector
    Ratings agency says oil supply likely to be hit by Iranian sanctions and Opec decision.
  • International Seaways lines up product tanker sale
    International Seaways is lining up the next move in its fleet renewal work with efforts to sell a medium range tanker. Seaways pulls off $434m six-VLCC Euronav deal New York-listed International Seaways has invested heavily in its crude fleet since spinning off from OSG and has been busy divesting older product tonnage. Brokers say the 46,200-dwt Seaways Alcesmar (built 200 4) is being worked f
  • Apollo and Genting exit NCL after $962m sale
    Former major shareholders of cruise line offload last remaining holdings.
  • New start-up EPIK floats Australia FSRU plan
    Jee Yoon-led company signs deal with Port of Newcastle for planned LNG import terminal
  • EU agrees uniform port reporting rules
    The European Commission's Transport, Telecommunications and Energy Council (TTE) has reached a "general approach" on rules establishing a European Maritime Single Window (EMSW). The proposal will increase efficiency by ensuring reporting procedures are the same for all port calls, it said. "The entire logistic chain will benefit from the adoption of common standards, facilitation of data sharing
  • Terjesen exits as chief executive at Gram Car Carriers
    Veteran car carrier shipping executive Karl Terjesen is leaving his role as CEO of Gram Car Carriers AS after 13 years in the job. The 66-year-old executive said he will continue as an advisor to the company, which is one of the largest suppliers of ships to the car carrying industry. He said he and company owner Peter D Gram are nearly a combined 140 years old. "We thought we needed a bit of
  • Mayfair Equity linked to Wightlink bid
    MayFair Equity Partners is close to a deal to buy UK ro-pax operator Wightlink. Sky News cited sources as saying the fund is one of a small number of bidders in talks with the company's owner, Basalt Infrastructure Partners. The price has previously been estimated at £300m ($384m). Discussions are at an advanced stage, the report said. Arcus Infrastructure Partners was also said to be reviewin
  • Two freight forwarding execs plead guilty to price-fixing
    The duo will pay criminal fine and assist with criminal investigation.
  • Shadow capacity to keep lid on capesize rates despite IMO 2020, says Marex Spectron
    Head of research believes supply pressure will trump any uptick from IMO 2020.
  • Boa Offshore lays up for-sale AHTS duo
    Norwegian owner stacks modern ships it is trying to offload.
  • Swire completes first autonomous subsea line inspection
    Swire Seabed has successfully carried out the first autonomous inspection of offshore pipeline systems. It used Kongsberg Maritime's Hugin autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) for an Equinor job off Norway. A small surface vessel accompanied the AUV, but its role was limited to providing positional updates to the vehicle. The inspections were performed on three pipelines between Kollsnes and Tro
  • Uljanik yard workers walk out again
    Another strike hits management at struggling Croatian shipbuilder.
  • LNG world prepares for year of new supply influx
    Demands of an expanding market offer opportunities for shipping but the growing pressures of competition present challenges
  • Onassis shipping laureate Brooks demands diversity
    Professor Mary Brooks' message: the industry must harness the power of diversity
  • Four bidders make offers for Nord/LB stake
    German lender says it will now enter into talks with potential new investors.
  • Fjord1 and NSB forming joint venture
    Ferry operator teaming with bus and cargo company for national tourism bid.
  • CMA CGM a no-show in chance to build LNG sector bridge
    It was that chance encounter that could have done so much to build a bridge between the wider LNG world and the global shipping community - but it wasn't to be. The giveaway should have been the hushed whispers of "are they going to show up?" that were rumbling around the coffee break at CWC's World LNG Summit & Awards Evening in Lisbon. CMA CGM takes LNG fuelling plunge But this wasn't a spea
  • Nick Henry stepping down as James Fisher CEO
    Long-serving boss oversaw transformation of tanker group.
  • Chandris makes a move on restructured Gestioni trio
    Rare secondhand deal for Greek owner emerges - casting a spotlight on Italian outfit's debt agreement
  • Wallenius PCTC turned away due to stink bugs
    New Zealand orders Swedish car carrier to leave over biosecurity fears.
  • Wartsila designs new lifeboat - for buildings
    Finnish technology group Wartsila has designed a new product it hopes will never be used - a lifeboat for a building. The craft could be used in cases of severe flooding and rising sea levels caused by climate change. The concept features autodocking, dynamic positioning and wireless charging, but as yet there are no plans to construct one. The autonomous lifeboat is powered 100% by renewables,
  • HMM tipped to leave 2M alliance
    But company says it maintains good relationship with Maersk and MSC.
  • Reader poll finds subsidies a necessary reality
    Most readers who participated in a TradeWinds poll found subsidies to shipping companies and yards are a justified part of the business. Shipping subsidies should be used for positive change The poll came after TradeWinds' Terry Macalister wrote in his weekly Wavelength column that South Korea's plan to work with the private sector to build some 140 LNG-powered ships is laudable. Nearly 68.8% o
  • GoodFuels lines up the 'Coca-Cola of biofuel bunkers'
    Dutch producer wants to supply shipping with million of tonnes of eco-fuel through its secret recipe involving household rubbish, forest residue and cooking oil.
  • Don't panic - IMO 2020 is 'a non-event' when it comes to fuel supply
    There will be sufficient supply of IMO 2020-compliant fuels that meet technical specifications, and there is no point in investing in scrubbers for now because of volatile oil prices and supply risks. That is Monjasa chief executive Anders Ostergaard's advice to shipowners, who will need to use 0.5% sulphur fuel from 2020 unless they have scrubbers onboard to allow their ships to continue consump
  • Old-school way of doing business is falling apart, says Monjasa boss
    Bunker supplier plays by new rules: 'There is no five-year strategy any more. You need to navigate on a daily 'basis'
  • Singapore says Malaysian Johor claims "impinge on its sovereignty"
    Lion Republic says it does not recognize new port limits in latest maritime spat between neighbours.
  • Wealth manager increases stake in MMA Offshore
    Aussie-based investor has been building stake over past few months taking holdings to over 10%, filings show.
  • Austal firms up Trinidad and Tobago ro-pax newbuilding
    Aussie fast ferry specialist says latest order will be built at recently opened Vietnam shipyard.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • 3PLs face challenges in the year ahead
    But the industry is much stronger financially than container liner companies, according to the consulting firm AlixPartners
  • A.T. Kearney: U.S.-China trade war will intensify
    Consultants foresee increased economic links between Russia and China.
  • project44 acquires visibility provider GateHouse Logistics
    The combined product offering will become "the first truly global visibility platform" and the largest across North America and Europe, according to the companies.
  • Importers may claim lower excise taxes for some wines
  • COSCO service adding Tampa call in January
  • Georgia announces next inland terminal location
  • Tigers launches freight, e-comm and logistics portal
  • CBP cancels meeting in honor of President Bush
  • Physicians sentenced to prison for falsifying exams
  • Executive Moves: Port of Long Beach, Dachser
  • WTO releases book on international tariff talks

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2018
  • US returns to weighing Venezuela oil sanctions
    The recent swoon in the oil market may have US President Donald Trump revisiting the idea of tougher sanctions on Venezuela
  • Oil edges higher, remains in holding pattern ahead of OPEC meeting
    Crude finished marginally higher on Tuesday as early session price support faded in afternoon trading.
  • Iraq urges OPEC to consider longer-term strategy to stabilize oil prices
    Iraq's oil minister said Tuesday OPEC should consider both medium- and long-term strategies to achieve more stability
  • OPEC/non-OPEC unlikely to agree on continuing oil cuts, says Iran's OPEC governor
    OPEC and its allies are unlikely to extend their production cut agreement when they meet this week
  • Europe HSFO arbitrage to Singapore shuts on more western arrivals
    The high sulfur fuel oil arbitrage from Europe to Singapore has finally closed after being open for much of this quarter
  • Rotterdam HSFO barge trades hit five-month high on de-stocking
    The European 3.5% FOB Rotterdam barge Market On Close assessment process kicked off December with a flurry of activity
  • China oil traders await directions from Beijing to resume US crude purchases
    Oil traders were cautious about resuming US crude supply to China due to market uncertainties and concerns over a narrow trading window until March.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • 29 installed SOx scrubbers registered in gas fleet before IMO 2020: Grieg
    Among the 75 gas carriers under construction, 37 will have a scrubber installed and three more have options to install the equipment, it said.
  • GoodFuels, Norden trial world's first biofuel 'drop in' ahead of IMO 2020 rule
    The biofuel will provide an alternative to distillates and ULSFO to comply with upcoming GHG and sulfur emissions rules.
  • TRADER NOTE: LPG trader Jeremiah Chan leaves Itochu to join Gunvor
    Chan is joining Gunvor around mid-January.
  • TANKERS: Ardmore signs three MR sale/leasebacks for approximately $13 mil raised
    Ardmore has the option to repurchase each of the three vessels at various stages prior to the maturity of the leaseback contracts
  • TANKERS: Scorpio to purchase 52 hybrid ready scrubbers for $79.6 million
    Scorpio has the option for the purchase of an additional 28 scrubbers in 2020.

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