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30 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 08:27 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
  • China tops all in DNV GL-Menon Economics survey of maritime nations
  • High court tells Djibouti to back off DP World or risk assets and jail
  • BIMCO foresees supply growth will keep freight rates down this year
  • VICT docks its biggest ship to date - an 8,063 TEUer - at Melbourne
  • EU hints at ending US beef ban, but assures locals little will change
  • Shipmanagers and owners split on scrubbers as world oil prices rise
  • Hutchison Ports leverages technologies to improve container handling
  • French BIO-UV ballast water treatment firm opens office in Hong Kong
  • Abandoned ships in Nigeria cause suffering in coastal communities
  • PSA's box terminal at JNPT raises crane fleet to 27 to boost efficiency
  • Dredging begins to create terminal basin for Egypt's Sokhna port
  • Northwest International Cargo Airlines wins preliminary CAAC approval
  • Drewry: Rates rise in July but air freight prices appear to have softened
  • Finnair increases flights to Japan, China, Hong Kong from summer 2019

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Exim Indiaweb site
  • Agreement signed to develop 23,000-TEU, LNG-fuelled ultra-large container vessel
  • Blue Sky Intermodal appoints new agent in India
  • Confidence falls in shipping risk management
  • Dry bulk market seen remaining positive
  • HAROPA registers impressive performance in H1
  • MOL Worldwide Logistics Ltd established in Hong Kong
  • MoS cautions about fake Sagarmala website
  • SARJAK Container Lines wins 'NVOCC of the Year - Special Equipment' award for 7th consecutive year at MALA 2018
  • Wan Hai Lines suspends Iran services
  • Deendayal Port Trust contributes over Rs 33 lakh towards relief efforts in Kerala
  • Water taxi services beckon Mumbai
  • CONCOR celebrates Customer Day & Silver Jubilee of ICD Tughlakabad

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International Transport Journalweb site
  • Five-fold precision landing
  • More money needed to digitalise Europe's railways
  • On a fast track to high speed trains
  • Tandem to lead Barig charges committee
  • Port Liner plugs in electric barges
  • Mail Boxes Etc expanding in Switzerland
  • West Atlantic's 2nd B737-800BCF and good H1
  • Deploying PTC on five locomotives
  • Active tracking à la Air France KLM Martinair
  • English court backs DP World on Djibouti
  • Ahlers sets the sails for 2019
  • Upgrade for K+N pharma fleet
  • Big step forward towards evolving into a digital carrier
  • «Curiosity of the day»
  • Unit heads to join Panalpina board
  • MOL creates MWL
  • DSV acquires S&H to step up e-commerce business
  • SAA bumping up Luanda frequencies

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IHS Maritimeweb site
  • DP World wins UK high court judgment against Djibouti over terminal
  • Bourbon seeks new financial partners after further first-half losses
  • Songa Bulk appoints new CFO
  • DSIC, DNV GL join forces to develop LNG-powered ships
  • CSIC Leasing bags orders for shipbuilder affiliate
  • Maran opts for scrubbers on 13 tankers
  • Yang Ming ships nuclear fuel rods under heavy security
  • Maersk Line's Tim Smith

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The Loadstarweb site
  • Carriers hit by Asia-Europe cargo slump as hopes of a 'bumper year' sink
  • Shippers seeking reliability are eyeing sea/air services to avoid congestion
  • VTG board calls on shareholders to reject 'too cheap' Morgan Stanley takeover bid
  • Analysis: sailing solo next year could be a voyage to disaster for ZIM
  • Want to get involved in owning a low-cost cargo drone?
  • Chinese express airlines expand with new carrier and new routes

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Marine Logweb site
  • Study makes case for seawater lubricated propeller shaft bearings
  • ONE sees low sulfur fuel as best option for sulfur cap compliance
  • MTU introduces new hybrid marine propulsion systems
  • MAN books record number of cruise ship engine orders
  • Alfa Laval develops product tanker BWMS deckhouse solution
  • Angelicoussis picks Sembcorp for Maran scrubber, BWMS retrofits

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Lloyd's Listweb site
  • Is maritime regulation stuck in 1948?
    Lloyd's List SMM Business Briefing raises regulatory concerns as industry focuses on the fragmented take-up of technology and dated approach...
  • Shipping's leaders slammed for 'lacking vision'
    NJC consultant Chris Wincott believes shipping employers undervalue significance of career development for their employees
  • South Korea to invest in LNG bunkering project
    South Korean gas company forecasts an increase from 310,000 tonnes in 2022 to 1.36m tonnes in 2030
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: SMM 2018
    Listen to the latest edition of Lloyd's List's weekly podcast - your weekly briefing on the stories shaping shipping in...
  • Navios Containers kicks off New York IPO
    Navios Group's new boxship vehicle is looking for $100m to help fund another five acquisitions
  • Drewry says capesize rates unhindered by trade war
    The trade war uncertainties, while having little direct impact on the dry bulk market, might lead to a slowdown in...
  • Lloyd's List Global Awards: Time to recognise maritime's innovators
    The closing date for the Lloyd's List Global Awards is September 21
  • GoodBulk to raise $10m from share issue to new investor
    Equity agreement at $17.46 per share comes as capesize owner seals new ING loan for up to $73m
  • US draft report highlights demurrage and detention concerns
    Fact-finding mission calls for clarification and standardisation as well as alternative billing methods for detention, demurrage and free time
  • Port throughput figures show slowdown in trade growth
    Container port throughput growth is slowing as global trade is affected by the threat of US-China tariff war and Iran...
  • ExxonMobil unveils ethylene and LNG projects in southern China
    US major signs up for a petrochemical complex and a LNG terminal in Guangdong but the projects are still subject...
  • CSIC Leasing invests in two kamsarmaxes
    Orders come as the steady recovery in the dry bulker markets is expected to continue into 2019
  • Confidence in shipping risk management declines
    Owners and charterers were the least confident in the survey that assessed whether risk management was leading to commercial success...
  • Billions remain docked as port operators fear political risks in Brazil
    Corruption investigations in Brazil cite legal agreement that green lights greater privatisation in the country's is under suspicion
  • Viewpoint: Frozen history
    There may be only a small number of Arctic casualties upon which to judge risk, but the total traffic is...
  • SMM: HFO future does not dampen scrubbers' outlook, says Yara chief
    Yara has increased its orderbook to several hundred scrubber orders per year and is vying for bigger manufacturing capacity to...
  • Daily Briefing
    South Korea delays release of Stellar Daisy report | Eagle Bulk agrees deal for scrubbers on up to 37 ships...
  • Maran Tankers selects Sembmarine for scrubber retrofits on 13 vessels
    Sembmarine's says the Maran Tankers order is its largest retrofit contract to date and the installation will take place at...
  • Dalian Shipbuilding and DNV GL develop LNG-powered 23,000 teu ships
    Two parties have signed a joint development project agreement at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg
  • Wan Hai adopts eBL in China-Taiwan trade
    Wan Hai vice chairman Randy Chen views the execution of the eBL as 'an important milestone' for the company

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
  • ODFL revenue rises 20 percent as freight demand grows
  • ILWU, Vancouver terminal operator reach deal to avert strike
  • Tech allows US truck shippers to contract collaboratively
  • Container lines risk losing pricing control via instant quoting
  • Amid tariff uncertainty, Port of Everett focuses on long view
  • Dicom's split of US, Canada divisions sets both up for growth
  • California law will hold shippers liable for dray labor violations
  • Maersk deploys electronic cargo tracking for Nepal trade

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TradeWindsweb site
  • Eidesvik Offshore fixes OSV for wind work
    Norwegian vessel owner to deploy a large support ship at a German offshore wind farm from mid September.
  • Posco lines up rolling plan for dual-fuel capesize bulkers
    Steelmaker set to take gas-fuelling route for its next generation of ships as it develops LNG bunkering
  • KNOT Offshore staying away from scrubbers
    The use of IMO 2020-compliant fuel is ' a charterer's expense', chief executive John Costain says.
  • Heidmar launches FFA unit
    New venture said to expand client options and is second new venture formed under new chief James Pippard.
  • Courage does a U-turn and looks at rebuilding its fleet
    Hong Kong owner that appeared to be shunning shipping is looking to reinvest
  • Star Bulk strikes again, snapping up seven ER ships
  • Hapag-Lloyd aims to 'pass on' 2020 costs
    Rolf Habben Jansen says the liner shipping giant is testing LNG and scrubbers on nearly 20 containerships, but expects others to pay the additional $1bn per year cost of low-sulphur fuel
  • Djakarta Lloyd trades boxships for bulkers
  • JMU and Wenchong scoop $804m Wan Hai contracts
    Taiwanese carrier lines up series of 2,800-teu boxships in Japan, with 12 smaller vessels to be built at Chinese yard
  • Posco lines up rolling plan for dual-fuel capesize bulkers
    Steelmaker set to take gas-fuelling route for its next generation of ships as it develops LNG bunkering
  • Sovcomflot eyes Arctic transit for first LNG-fuelled aframax tanker
    But company is still battling bunkering hurdles in the newbuilding's country of origin, South Korea
  • ESL's dual-fuel bulker newbuild heads for Northern Sea Route
  • JMU's inaugural LNG carrier prepares for key gas trials
    Latest incarnation of SPB-type containment system heads for ultimate test after delays over tank fitting
  • Cyprus readies planned FSRU tender for 2020 target
  • Uniper on hunt for pair of LNG newbuildings
  • Guohang and Yudean to merge 58-bulker fleet
    Chinese dry bulk shipping is turning inward as domestic markets improve, and the country's largest private bulker owner is teaming up with a major power company
  • GMS reaps strong activity but suffers from slow start-ups
    Gulf Marine Services has been raking in the offshore contracts, even if oil companies' threadbare marine departments are moving in slow motion
  • SBM Offshore cuts fresh deal with Brazilian prosecutors
  • Industry backs accelerated EEDI standards for some vessel types
  • Rotterdam grabs funds after '$90m' fuel spill
    Dutch port secures claim of $34m but boss says total bill could be triple that total
  • Global shipping 'family' shows support for Mercy Ships
    Key shipping figures reveal third annual Cargo Day is setting sights on raising $1m for free surgery in Africa
  • Search for Stellar Daisy wreck: We may not succeed but we have to try
    It is a long shot, but finding the wreck of the sunken VLOC might reveal why it suddenly sank in the middle of the Atlantic and could give answers that help prevent a repeat of the disaster
  • Cutting carbon was never easy, but we now know it is possible
    Terry Macalister imagines it is 2029 and the shipping industry, at least some of it, seems to have accepted the challenge to decarbonise
  • Eastern Mediterranean Maritime markets VLCC veteran to trading buyers
  • BP moves in on Landbridge scrubber-fitted VLCC newbuilds
  • Bihar's oldest aframax sent to the breakers
  • Turkey's Manta plans to buy more handies
  • Maersk Broker scoops S&P trio from rival SSY
    Maersk Broker has been active in hiring new recruits in the recent years
  • Gulfmark Offshore sets up management incentive plan
    New York-listed OSV player registers almost 900,000 shares with regulators for compensation program.
  • Plenty of black ink for ferry owner Color Group
  • Fletcher Shipping fixes out PSVs to Allseas
    Scottish owner finds up to three and a half months of work for SD-owned ships.
  • Maersk merges digital and IT divisions after key departure
    Exit of chief digital officer sees Adam Banks step up to lead new department.
  • Novatek brings in Chinese shipping investors
    Cosco and Silk Road Fund linked to stake in new Maritime Arctic Transport LNGC venture.
  • SMM hears of Germany's 'new dawn' at TradeWinds forum
    New generation of leaders tell conference of their confidence in the future.
  • Concordia Maritime tanker locked in for an extra year
    Chief executive Kim Ullman says rate is well above the present spot market levels.
  • Wallem car carrier rescues yacht crew
    Coral Leader crew come to the aid of five sailors off Corsica.
  • CSIC Leasing inks kamsarmax deal
    Tianjin-based company books bulkers at domestic Xingang shipyard.
  • GoodBulk inks fresh loan and brings in new investor
    Bulker owner has added a fourth bank relationship and printed stock worth $10m at the top end of its aborted IPO range.
  • Wuhan XG adds feeder newbuild duo
    Chinese group steps up boxship expansion with order at CSC Jiangdong.
  • Livestock ship to be towed from Corsica to Beirut
    Tug to get broken-down Rabunion vessel home to Lebanon.
  • Bibby Line warns of fraudulent imposters
    UK owner says fake companies promising vehicle transport and crew roles in its name.
  • UK court lines up PSV sale
    Crew hoping to recover wages from auction of GOL Offshore ship.
  • Shipowners turn to Norwegian bond market as investors thirst for new deals
    Established names have used their plug-and-play ability but new entrants could also take advantage of latest window, experts say
  • Layups top 180 ships at Bourbon
    But French owner says situation stabilising as loss cut in first half.
  • Pilot mix-up led to near-grounding of Greek capesize
    Two different passage plans blamed for confusion surrounding Carras Hellas bulker's exit from Newcastle.
  • Angelicoussis picks Sembcorp Marine for scrubber and BWTS installations
    Greek shipowner to send nine VLCCs and four suezmaxes to Singapore yard for retrofitting.
  • Former Onassis tanker linked to scrap sale
    Olympic Spirit II said to have been sold to demolition by affiliate of cash buyer Somap International
  • Prima Marine gets thumbs up for fleet overhaul
    Thai tanker owner on road to better profits after charter strategy switch, acqusition and asset disposals.
  • Clinton Webb joins the ranks at Dorian LPG
    Experienced shipping analyst set to try his hand at US-listed LPG carrier owner.
  • DNV GL, Dalian plan massive LNG-powered boxship
    Classification society and Chinese shipbuilder plan to build world's largest boxship, powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG).

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American Shipperweb site
  • Executive Moves: Union Pacific, PGT, Brownsville
  • BIS official grilled over steel, aluminum tariff exclusions
  • Avantida expands container management service to Mexico
  • Automakers say more tariffs would drive up car prices
  • Trade deficit rises for second straight month
  • Amazon orders 20,000 Mercedes-Benz vans
  • ShipBob scores $40 million in funding round
  • Port of New York and New Jersey director going to Harvard
  • Network expansion boosts Descartes' Q2 earnings

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
  • US agrees to work with India on Iran oil imports ahead of sanctions
    The US has committed to working with India on reducing its Iranian oil imports ahead of sanctions returning in November, but Washington continues to aim for zeroing out Tehran's exports, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Thursday.
  • First Suezmax to take fuel oil from Rotterdam to Singapore booked for Sept
    The first Suezmax this month to carry fuel oil from Rotterdam for discharge in Singapore was placed on subjects late Tuesday, shipping sources said.
  • US Gulf Coast Supramax petcoke freight rates hit 2018 high
    A combination of low Ultramax tonnage and infrequent cargoes have seen record rates done on dry freight along the US Gulf Coast in late August and early September.
  • Iraqi August crude exports surge, output remains stable
    Iraqi oil exports in August surged 156,000 b/d as flows from the Persian Gulf terminals and the Kurdistan region both rose steadily, the country's State Oil Marketing Organization said Thursday.
  • FUTURES 5: Oil settles lower as US product builds outweigh crude draw
    Crude and refined product futures settled lower Thursday despite US government oil inventory data showing US crude stocks falling nearly double analysts' expectations.
  • New bunker fuel cap to spark bullish environment for scrubbers
    "We think the economics of installing scrubbers makes sense," Goldman Sachs said in its report.
  • Dalian Shipbuilding, DNV GL ink agreement to develop LNG-fueled ULCV ship
    This follows DSIC's successful delivery of two 20,000 TEU container vessels to Cosco Shipping Group this year.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • TRADER NOTE: Middle distillates trader Sodai Tanaka joins Mabanaft
    Prior to that, Tanaka was with Castleton Commodities for one year.
  • ONE says LSFO most realistic immediate solution for fleet as IMO 2020 looms
    "We are in discussions with bunker suppliers for specifications," ONE said.
  • Sumitomo interest in Freeport LNG capacity gives boost to terminal expansion plans
    Freeport LNG is preparing to join a growing field of US exporters that includes Cheniere Energy and Dominion Energy.
  • FUJAIRAH DATA: Oil product stocks rebound 8.2% after hitting five-month lows
    In Fujairah, tight cargo supply continued to keep bunker premiums at elevated levels.

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