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20 September 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:42 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 16, 2018
  • Long Beach's July drops 4.4pc to 688,457 TEU after monthly gains
  • OOCL cancels sailings to meet slowdown after Chinese National Day
  • MSC to raise rates from US to Asia on two scales from October 1
  • Oakland July up 3.6pc to 217,364 TEU as export empties up 36.9pc
  • Busy July boosts Savannah port box trade 12.7pc to 378,767 TEU
  • Charleston starts FY19 with record July, up 10pc to 200,594 TEU
  • Antwerp port nickel oxide warehouse fire under control, but not out
  • 100 ships affected with bad fuel loaded in US Gulf, Panama, S'pore
  • Toyota pier renovation needs Long Beach Harbour Commission okay
  • Zeaborn Group consolidates ship management under new brand
  • Abu Dhabi uses recycled containers as air-conditioned bus shelters
  • Richmond to recieve US$456.000 federal roads grant to fix barges
  • IAG Cargo rushes vaccines to Venezuela to fight diphtheria outbreak
  • Southern Air pilots now have parity with Atlas, but demand upgrades
  • Volga-Dnepr and Henan province partner on trans-Siberian air bridge
  • Shortage of truck drivers is a new challenge for air cargo association
  • Pilot Freight predicts e-commerce to contribute 30pc to sales this year

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • Hapag-Lloyd digitalises processes
  • SCI tanker in incident off Oman coast
  • Ship suppliers association elects new committee
  • Cochin Shipyard's PAT up in Q1
  • Air cargo growing at a slower pace
  • Hey Deedee® forays into all-women cargo logistics for the first time in India
  • Trade logistics gap persists between developed & developing countries, says report
  • MALA 2018 to witness a power-packed interactive deliberation

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 16, 2018
  • Now extended to Greece
  • India implements TIR
  • Electrification of Latvian rail network underway
  • Solar power for DB Schenker's new warehouse
  • Hawaiian Airlines starts intra-island cargo service
  • Gollowitzer takes charge of Vienna's ports
  • Le Havre earmarks EUR 610 million for investments
  • Innovative wagons - quiet and energy efficient
  • Volume-strong July in Savannah
  • HLT hires Lechocki
  • Pelican Bio Thermal opens new network station in Frankfurt
  • Interexpresso increases handling for United Cargo
  • Trial railfreight service between Tilburg and Changsha
  • HMM sailing deeper into the red in H1/2018
  • «Curiosity of the day»
  • Logistaas introduces tariffs to streamline pricing
  • Emirates carries out record vaccine charter flight
  • New VP operations for CS Leasing

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IHS Maritimeweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • Yang Ming confirms major feeder vessel order at CSBC
  • Mermaid Maritime chalks up USD13.9 million loss amid low utilisation rates
  • Oldendorff sells 13 Ultramaxes to China Development Bank
  • Epic Gas narrows losses in Q2
  • DSME maintains profits without one-off gains
  • TTA shipping profit at eight-year high, acquires Taco Bell franchise
  • Currency crisis halts Turkish scrapping sales

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • 2018 may be a write-off as shocking H1 numbers all but sink the liner industry
  • Ripples from US-China trade spat begin to rock trade flows
  • Hapag-Lloyd becomes first container line to launch its own online rate quotation tool
  • Analysis: when it rains on Maersk, it can pour
  • Teamsters union rejects new UPS labour contracts
  • Olivier Ghesquiere named new CEO at Textainer as Philip Brewer retires

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • ExxonMobil brings mass flow metered bunkering to ARA region
  • GoM Lease Sale 251: Signs of returning confidence
  • Yara picks Vard to build its zero-emissions, zero-crew containership
  • IMCA: DP vessels can come out of layup better than they went in
  • NASSCO wins Navy contract worth potential $154.8 million
  • Norden calls scrubbers "highly attractive" investment
  • Rolls-Royce gets into battery biz
  • Volvo Penta announces executive team changes

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • Currency turmoil points to summer of uncertainty for industry
    Sharp depreciation already inflating claims in dollar terms
  • Why there are Three Elements to maritime efficiency
    Next generation technology will play an increasingly significant part in upgrading maritime efficiency. However, as the Lloyd's List SMM Business...
  • Kenya seeks to bring shipping line back from the dead
    Plans afoot to revive Kenya National Shipping Line
  • Atlantic panamax rates shrug off Trump's trade war
    Grain shipments from the US to Europe and parts of Asia alongside higher coal volumes moving to India are keeping...
  • US crude discharges in China despite tariff threats
    US crude flows to China are slowing but not halting, according to LLI vessel-tracking data
  • Turner set to replace Berg as IUMI president
    Munich Re's Dieter Berg steps down after four-year term
  • Yang Ming unveils feedership orders
    Taiwanese carrier says the ships will be complied with the new international environmental regulations, including the 2020 sulphur cap
  • Norden results weighed down by tankers
    Copenhagen-based company opts for scrubbers for a total cost of $54m
  • Thoresen Thai boosted by improving market
    Freight revenue increased 49% year on year owing to significant improvement in rates and higher demand
  • Hapag-Lloyd adds quote tool to digital service line-up
    Direct bookings system seems to simplify shipper experience
  • Daily Briefing
    Turkey will tough out the currency crisis, argues Robert Yildirim | China's record steel demand supporting cape rally | US...
  • Epic Gas reduces losses in second quarter
    Oslo Merkur-listed owner's fleet records 14% increase in TCE earnings as market conditions for small-sized tankers improve

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • APM Terminals seeks cargo fluidity with new refrigerated peel off pile
  • CSX informs shippers of additional service changes in September
  • Trump's chassis tariffs pit shippers against US manufacturers
  • Ocean reliability woes fluster US import pick up predictability
  • Correction: New Ranking
  • JNPT considers 'phased-in' free-time reduction for railed cargo
  • Evergreen swings to loss, but will still boost fleet

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • Vard bags Yara unmanned vessel contract
    Fincantieri-owned shipbuilder to build the first fully autonomous vessel for Norwegian fertiliser and LPG carrier company.
  • Container feedership quartet hit the buffers
    Rate recovery comes too late for four fuel-efficient feeder designs in the fleet of Reederei Kopping.
  • Evergreen Marine to charter 36 feeder ships
    Larger-than-anticipated plan by Taiwanese operator with focus on chartered vessels
  • Celebrity wins appeal in passenger fall
    Plaintiff Janet Krug struck head on edge of stage during music trivia game, sustained several serious injuries, according to court papers.
  • DryShips takes further step in panamax bulker fleet renewal effort
    Nasdaq-listed owner has sold its fifth veteran panamax of the summer.
  • Norden may sell handysize bulker brace this year
    Reduction of non-core bulker fleet could continue given rising prices.
  • Trump fight with Turkey shakes ship scrapping
    Steel mills resume buying after hiatus and price slump rattles recyclers
  • IUMI appoints new president
    Richard Turner, insurance industry veteran, becomes next leader of International Union of Marine Insurance, replacing Dieter Berg.
  • Nordic American Tankers stays silent on key finance issue
    Analysts suggest Herbjorn Hansson's suezmax company may be operating under pricey DNB facility or about to accept it, but no word from Norwegian owner.
  • Scrubber case equally strong for MRs and bulkers, says Norden
    Executive explains plan to retrofit scrubbers on up to 31 owned and time chartered ships.
  • Crew missing from SCI VLCC after fire have been saved
    Tanker back under command after yesterday's blast with situation "totally under control".
  • Navig8 Chemical widens loss for the second quarter
    The Oslo over-the-counter listed owner sees lower charter rates amid higher costs.
  • Yang Ming Marine confirms CSBC feedership haul
    Shipowner says newbuilding move will help meet the future demand for medium and long-term vessel deployments.
  • BlueMountain Capital trims OSG stake
    New York-based hedge fund manager, OSG's largest shareholder, sells more than half a million shares of the Jones Act tanker.
  • Norden sees quick payback on major scrubber project
    Danish shipowner spending $41m to fit scrubbers on its own ships and a further $13m to support the technology on chartered tonnage.

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • Universal Logistics heads west
    Universal Logistics Holdings Inc. has acquired Southern Counties Express Inc. for $65 million, subject to customary post-closing adjustments.
  • ILA: Contract best ever negotiated
    The International Longshoremen's Association is urging members to approve a new master contract when it is put for a vote next month, saying it provides them with further protection from automation.
  • Executive Moves: CN, Rescar, Werner
    CN has promoted Doug MacDonald, Keith Reardon, John Orr and Derek Taylor. Jack Holmes has joined the board of Werner Enterprises. And Rescar has named Andy Schaffer president of its plant division.
  • Union Pacific COO retiring
    Union Pacific Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Cameron Scott has announced he will retire early next year, and the company has shifted its network planning and operations function to better align with its strategic vision.
  • Air cargo containers used, abused
    Imagine being immersed in a crowd of thousands. In this situation, it would not be uncommon to experience being bumped and shoved along, in addition to having that uneasy feeling of not knowing for sure where you might end up. Welcome to the world of the airline industry's cargo containers and pallets - collectively known as unit load devices or ULDs. In the name of speed, this equipment is harsh
  • Commentary: Export compliance matters
    The temptation for a busy freight forwarder to say "forget about it" to U.S. export control regulatory compliance when there's an urgent and profitable shipment to get out the door is awfully tempting.
  • GlobalTranz acquires SynchOne
    Freight brokerage GlobalTranz Enterprises Inc. has acquired SynchOne LLC, the less-than-truckload third-party logistics solutions business of Synchrogistics.
  • Evergreen adding ship charters despite loss
    Despite a loss in the second quarter of 2018, Evergreen Marine Corp. is moving forward with further fleet renewal. Meanwhile, fellow Taiwan carrier Wan Hai reported sharply lower profit in the second quarter when compared to the same period last year.
  • Customer focus driving innovation
    A renewed focus on customer experience is the top factor driving innovation and adoption of new technologies in transportation and logistics, according to a new report from supply chain software provider BluJay Solutions and research

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 15, 2018
  • Brent CFD short-term backwardation steepens despite weak demand
    The upward kink in the Brent contract for differences curve has grown more pronounced in the last week around the August 27-31 CFD week
  • Off-spec Houston bunker fuel leads buyers to adjust buying decisions
    Testing companies found phenol, FAME, fatty acids, and styrene in the fuel.
  • EIA says USAC residual fuel oil stocks hit all-time low
    US Atlantic Coast fuel oil stocks for the week ended August 10 reached their lowest levels ever
  • Saudi demand could support European fuel oil exports year-round
    Saudi fuel oil pull to support backwardation in NWE Demand for high sulfur fuel oil in Northwest European could prove unusually resilient in the winter months this year as new desalination plants come online in the Red Sea boosting power generation requirements
  • Crude futures remain bearish midday on crude-stock build
    Crude futures remained bearish midday Wednesday after the US Energy Information Administration reported a larger-than-expected 6.81 million barrel build in US crude inventories
  • Shipowner Norden installs emissions-cleaning scrubbers for IMO compliance
  • Rotterdam HSFO flips to premium to LSFO on Saudi demand, low LSFO
  • Turkey's oil imports in focus amid lira crisis
    The weaker lira will sharply increase the costs for Turkey's sole crude importer, state-run refiner Tupras
  • Chinese independent refiners' crude imports to rise in Aug on lower maintenance
    "Total feedstock demand in August will definitely be higher from July levels due to lower maintenance schedule," said an analyst in Shandong.
  • REFINERY NEWS: Trafigura to restart refinery after labor protest
    "In the next few days, the necessary actions will be initiated to restart the refining operations," it said.
  • FUTURES: Crude lower on bearish US stocks data, strong dollar
    "A surprise build of crude inventory as reported by the API report is at work in weighing on crude prices," an IG market strategist said.




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