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24 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:27 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 14, 2018
  • Felixstowe strives to restore productivity to pre-new software levels
  • Taiwan's Yang Ming widens loss to US$129.1 million as sales rise 1.1pc
  • Long Beach traffic drops 4.4pc to 688,457 TEU, but record year seen
  • Volume up 29.3pc at Qatar's main Hamad port to 122,827 TEU in July
  • CSX remodels on Canadian precision railroading to move more with less
  • JNPT's direct port delivery volumes meet government's target in July
  • Haier-owned GE Appliances' prepares for a major hit from US tariffs
  • EU's Navfor anti-piracy Somali mandate has been extended until 2021
  • More hope than gloom in reading new Asia-Europe numbers from CTS
  • Hamburg port to install 10 new Kalmar straddle carriers early in 2019
  • Hong Kong air cargo rates rise in July in spite of slowdown in demand
  • Aeroflot suffers US$114 million first half loss as revenues rise 10.6pc
  • Hactl boosts green efforts by promoting use of secondhand clothes
  • Fraport sells 33pc in Hannover Airport after 2pc quarterly cargo slip

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • First half shaped by increasing fuel costs, slower than expected recovery of freight rates: Hapag-Lloyd
  • GAC Dubai raises its pharmaceutical logistics game
  • Global box volumes up in June & H1
  • Maersk Line restarts operations in Maldives
  • Maritime security planning in the Gulf of Guinea
  • PSA partners with Ashcroft Terminal to provide inland terminal services in Canada
  • RCL launches new service from Central China to Thailand
  • Red Sea Express service to stop calling Busan & Yangshan
  • SCFI Asia-Northern Europe spot rates up
  • Yang Ming registers increased volume in H1
  • ZEABORN Ship Management consolidates the activities of E.R. Schiffahrt & Rickmers Shipmanagement
  • Cabotage relaxation having a positive impact
  • DPT Board meet considers key items
  • Export of livestock from ports indefinitely banned
  • JBS Academy advocates adopting a new approach to skill development activities & exemption for training programmes from GST
  • WTO lowers prospects for trade growth in third quarter

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 14, 2018
  • Big players doing well
  • More capacity for steel logistics
  • Panalpina venturing into the desert
  • Massive railcar order placed
  • Zim redesigning Asia-US network
  • ALS and Delta Douane - a Franco-German axis
  • Three weeks to bid for southeast European flag carrier
  • Reinforcing intermodal traffic at RCG
  • India launches schemes to boost rail business
  • Wisetech Global acquires Taric
  • Yang Ming still not out of the red
  • Saudia Cargo still supporting human organ transportation
  • «Curiosity of the day»
  • Emergency manual for freight traffic
  • Unifeeder launches new shortsea services
  • Footwear from Krefeld
  • New chair for Australia's Logistics Council
  • Turkish Cargo gains bigger market share in China

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IHS Maritimeweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • How Chinese tariffs could redraw wet and dry bulk trade flows
  • Viking Supply Ships exits icebreaking through three ship sale
  • Zeaborn absorbs Rickmers Shipmanagement and ER Schiffahrt
  • Former Baltic Exchange chairman urges UK maritime to prepare for no deal Brexit
  • China outlines plans to boost LNG as ship fuel
  • SM Line reportedly lending money to sister companies
  • Ship managers step up investment in efficiency race
  • Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement eyes greater LNG and offshore footprint
  • We won't rush the merger with Marlow, Columbia CEO says
  • Samsung HI wants unpaid leave as orders remain weak
  • Elderly VLGCs change hands as Iran sanctions resume

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • Yang Ming the latest carrier to see its bottom line sink into the depths
  • Amazon and Walmart turn up the heat in the battle for the online grocery market
  • Market Insight: A rally by DSV, but is it hype or hope?
  • Port of Antwerp hit by fire in warehouse
  • Former Amazon exec targets LTL data to speed up XPO
  • Growth in reefer traffic outpacing dry boxes as global demand for perishables rises

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • Oceaneering wins three year North Sea contract for E-ROV
  • Viking Supply confirms sale of icebreaking AHTS trio to Canada
  • Samsung Heavy opts for Amazon as its preferred cloud provider
  • HII awarded $187.5 million for Stennis RCOH advanced planning
  • Greek tanker owners will be hit by U.S. sanctions on Iran oil
  • VT Halter Marine launches Virginia DOT's newest ferry

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • Pyxis posts larger second-quarter loss
    Greek product tanker owner battled harsh spot market in latest quarter but eyes better conditions ahead, starting with the fourth...
  • Euroseas sees brighter 2019 ahead for feeder boxships
    Only US-listed company specialising in feeders posts second-quarter profit, despite lengthy propeller damage to second-largest vessel
  • DFDS sees Turkish trade story undimmed by short-term volatility
    The Turkish trade story is still attractive in the long term, DFDS tells Lloyd's List
  • China's tariff alters LPG flows, but earnings remain unscathed
    Daily earnings of very large gas carriers stay above $20,000 with bullish demand from Asian countries
  • Freight rates' volatility falls as peak season kicks in
    Capacity discipline is helping keep east-west rates stable, Drewry says
  • SHI calls on workers to take unpaid leave
    Move comes after HHI made a similar offer to employees at its offshore yard
  • Clarksons sees profits drop 18%
    Clarksons increases its interim dividend by one penny despite the fall in revenue
  • Seanergy losses widen in the second quarter
    Seanergy noted improved market conditions for the capesize segment in the third quarter
  • Dorian to fit seven more vessels with scrubbers
    Dorian has selected Clean Marine to supply the seven hybrid all-stream exhaust gas cleaning systems
  • Zeaborn to merge two Rickmers brands under new name
    Zeaborn Ship Management will be based in Hamburg and bring together Rickmers Shipmanagement and ER Schiffahrt
  • Daily Briefing
    US sanctions biting on Iran| North Korean trade curbs look more porous| The Interview: Stephen Seymour of ship finance house Värde...
  • China to back LNG as a marine fuel
    Cosco Shipping and China Merchants are encouraged to pioneer LNG-fuelled engines for their container shipping fleets

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • Half of Montreal port terminals to impose extended gate fee
  • Why US trucking's electronic logging device era is irreversible
  • Road improvement projects threaten cargo delays at JNPT
  • LTL carriers taking contract price hikes to shippers
  • UP-CSX interchanged shippers face longer transits or higher costs
  • Skepticism of Maersk-IBM's TradeLens hit bigger blockchain questions
  • Higher bonds needed for tariff-hit US imports
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen to retrofit 20 ships with scrubbers

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • Nordic American Offshore dives 14% in New York
    Herbjorn Hansson-led owner slammed by triple whammy of skipped dividend, potential reverse split and quarterly losses.
  • Reprieve for US oil industry as China drops crude off tariff list
    Sinopec lobbying prompted crude exemption, propane and other refined fuels to face 25% tax.
  • CNCo expands Canadian presence with new Vancouver office
    Vancouver base chosen to expand its global footprint in the North American market.
  • Diana continues work with Hudson Shipping
    Greek bulker owner extends charter on one panamax with Hudson Shipping Lines, starts new contract on another.
  • Williams quits Affinity to launch research training scheme
    Mark Williams has formally quit as research head of shipbroker Affinity Shipping to launch his own shipping research training scheme for new entrants to the industry. 2017: Brokers pull out crystal ball Affinity sees tanker renewal boom in 2019 New broker force Affinity rises from merger dust Williams, who has suffered from health problems after a horse riding fall four years ago, said the 1
  • Heuvels steps back from top job at Ince
    Long serving lawyer will continue to have a management role in Asia.
  • Sovcomflot tees up aframax sale at eye-catching price
    Sale looks to be part of fleet renewal as Hyundai newbuildings begin to arrive.
  • Danaos closes $2.2bn debt refinancing
    Greek boxship owner lowers debt by more than a half-billion dollars, as planned.
  • Clarksons starts hunt for future chairman
    Ed Warner says now is the right time to start the search for a new director.
  • DFDS slumps on back of $1.2bn Turkey deal
    Danish owner's shares take greatest fall since 2016 following takeover of UN Ro-Ro in June.
  • Cosco returns to profit on Cogent's shoulders
    Giant Chinese state shipowner sees almost quadruple revenue from a year ago in great part due to newly acquired logistics business.
  • Clarksons shares spike as half-year report boosts confidence
    Stock up by close to 10% after analysts at Liberum Capital upgrade shares in world's largest shipbroker.
  • S&P reaffirms 'CCC' rating on Hornbeck
    Credit rating agency says US-based offshore vessel owner continues to 'face weak market conditions and upcoming debt maturities.'
  • Zeaborn Group merges two shipmanagement vehicles
    Rickmers Ship management and ER Schiffahrt have been pulled together.
  • Kim Heng narrows loss
    Thomas Tan-led offshore vessel owner secures contracts for offshore rig services and supply chain management segment.
  • Clarksons first half profit falls despite second quarter upturn
    Shipbroking giant's results in line with expectations with analysts noting fresh confidence amid rising transaction volumes.
  • Yang Ming sees second quarter result deteriorate
    Taiwanese liner operator hurt by combination of higher bunker costs and supply growth.
  • Finance costs and weaker revenue dent Seanergy
    But US-listed capesize specialist predicts marked improvement in the third quarter.
  • Samsung Heavy considers unpaid leave amid order drought
    A lack of fresh newbuildings has prompted South Korean shipbuilder to take more drastic action.
  • Intertanko slams authorities over inaction on bad bunkers
    Trade body fears that it will become a "global epidemic" with the possibility of "disastrous events".

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • BIS eyes spraying, fogging systems
    The Bureau of Industry and Security is reviewing the effectiveness of export controls for spraying or fogging systems described in Commerce Control List Export Control Classification Number 2B352.i, BIS said in a Federal Register notice.
  • Rhenus acquires forwarder Avant
    The Irish subsidiary of Holzwickede, Germany-based third-party logistics provider the Rhenus Group has acquired Avant Air and Sea, the companies said in a joint statement last week.
  • Fire breaks out at Antwerp port
    A "small but complex" fire broke out at a warehouse in the Leopold Dock section of the Port of Antwerp over the weekend, the port authority has confirmed.
  • Reefer rates rise
    Drewry says freight rates for cargo moving in refrigerated containers have risen since the beginning of 2017.
  • Rising rates give carriers needed relief
    Container freight rates showed continuing strength last week as increased seasonal demand collided with diminished capacity and emergency bunker fuel surcharges in the major east-west trade lanes, according to two of the primary indices for measuring spot market pricing.
  • Port of Felixstowe problems persist
    The Port of Felixstowe on England's east coast still appears to be experiencing disruption, which began when it implemented its new terminal operating system, nGen, during the second weekend in June.
  • Middle East ports cautioned
    While ports in the Middle East have grown rapidly and handle an outsized share of world trade, an article by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) says "as is often the case following a period of strong growth there are causes for concern."
  • Turkey hit with higher tariffs
    Higher tariffs on steel from Turkey took effect at 12:01 a.m. Monday, according to a proclamation issued Friday night by President Donald Trump.
  • Report: Strengthen supply chain security
    A report released by not-for-profit research firm The MITRE Corp. recommends that the U.S. Defense Department develop a strategy to enhance its supply chain security with private-sector contractors.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 13, 2018
  • OPEC forecasts tighter market ahead despite opening taps
    OPEC needs to show the global oil market more barrels if it wants to avoid a supply squeeze later this year
  • Saudi Arabia reports to OPEC 200,000 b/d production drop in July to 10.29 mil b/d
    OPEC still has to show the market more barrels if it wants to avoid a supply squeeze later this year
  • ICE Brent futures net speculative length down in week to Aug 7: ICE
    Speculative net long positions on the ICE Brent crude futures contract fell by 13,983 contracts to 344,002 in the week to August 7
  • Summer heatwave supports European fuel oil market in July: OPEC
    The European fuel oil market found support in July from heatwaves in the region, boosting demand for power generation
  • Singapore's July vessel arrivals for bunkering fall 3% on month
    Bunker fuel sales in Singapore in July fell 8.1 percent year on year to 4.04 million mt
  • Crude futures settle lower as market seeks direction
    Crude futures ended slightly lower Monday despite a fall-off in Saudi Arabian production and tighter fundamentals.
  • Hapag-Lloyd records H1 loss of $122 million on higher operational costs
    But recovered some costs through bunker fuel surcharges.
  • Container line Hapag-Lloyd announces scrubber, LNG trials for IMO compliance
  • FUTURES: Oil stable as markets digest mixed data,awaits OPEC report
    "Oil demand growth is expected to remain relatively subdued in Q3 2018 before rebounding in Q4 2018," IEA said Friday.




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