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31 March 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:49 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 18, 2018
  • Long Beach box growth tops still bigger than LA's, but gap closes
  • OOCL cancels A-E sailings in response to mainland's May Day holiday
  • South Carolina ports up 4pc to a record 199,659 TEU in March
  • Sino-US trade talks said to have stalled on thorny high-tech issues
  • Prince Rupert cuts dwell time, clears obstruction, restores productivity
  • Oakland slips 2.9pc in March to 193,341 TEU on Chinese New Year
  • Persian Gulf faces overcapacity risk with too many terminals: Ti study
  • China's billions upgrade Pakistan's crumbling railway infrastructure
  • GOP congressman brings in trucking bill to mitigate stringent HOS rules
  • Alibaba-backed Malaysian FTZ makes US$13.5 million in sales this year
  • Shipowners turn screws on carriers as charter market tightens
  • Hong Kong airport cargo dips in March but still remains world top performer
  • LAX cargo up 8.1pc to 2.16 million tonnes, breaking all-time 2000 record
  • Delta quarterly cargo sales soar 23.9pc to US$202 million - best since 2015
  • Anchorage moves up from 6th to 5th place in world cargo rankings
  • Early Easter, late Lunar New Year means flat growth at Frankfurt Airport

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Allcargo Logistics' subsidiary ECU Worldwide appoints Rene Wernli as Regional CEO
  • DNV GL launches alternative fuels white paper
  • New Indonesia to Singapore / Malaysia service to be launched
  • APSEZ inks long-term LNG regasification agreement with IOC at Dhamra Port
  • Essar Ports looks to expand Hazira port capacity this fiscal
  • KPCT almost doubles throughput in 2017-18
  • Nitin Gadkari announces new highway alignment between Delhi & Mumbai
  • Nitin Gadkari emphasises on need for reduction in logistics costs to increase exports
  • TCI & Insurance Institute of India release joint report on the insurance requirements of India's logistics & warehousing sector
  • Thought paper calls for integrated end-to-end logistics to enhance efficiencies
  • Commerce & Industry Minister launches digital platform for MSME exporters
  • World Bank sees India growing at 7.3 pc in 2018

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 18, 2018
  • Laredo quite a hotspot
  • US short line railroad wins three awards at one go
  • New crane for port of Genoa
  • Sonoco Thermosafe signs with Cathay Pacific
  • Baker for Geodis in USA
  • Honold banking on solar power
  • Funds to support US freight projects
  • LAX breaks 18 year old cargo record
  • New distribution centre in Saudi desert
  • Two global heads for Kerry Logistics in Asia
  • Green power for container transporters
  • Good times for Savannah
  • Another comeback at Volga-Dnepr
  • Volga-Dnepr Group has big plans for Leipzig
  • Camion Transport expanding in western Switzerland
  • Railway hauls 80 million t of goods
  • CMA CGM commits to Nigeria

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IHS Maritimeweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Nord LB ahead of plan in portfolio clean-up
  • South American west coast ports boosted by domestic growth
  • Indian refinery and petrochemicals complex holds huge promise for Bahri
  • SITC International reports higher first-quarter profits
  • NYK Line to issue USD93.5 million in green bonds
  • PIL swings to profit on improved market conditions
  • Polaris and Daelim may jointly order VLOCs
  • Hyundai HI sees LNG carriers as growth engine

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The Loadstarweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Volga-Dnepr to pull out of NATO airlift contract for AN-124 capacity
  • Agility's Shipa Freight joins the ranks of the online booking platforms
  • Lynne Embleton interview: new products take off in a busy first year at IAG Cargo
  • Analysis: Damco a prime takeover target if Hapag-Lloyd looks for a forwarder
  • Hapag-Lloyd explores priority baggage concept for container shipping
  • Investor Gatemore pushes for break-up of logistics firm Wincanton
  • Hyperloop could be up and running in Europe this year

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Lürssen awards Civmec significant Australian OPV contract
  • With Exmar on board, ballast-free LNG carrier project enters Phase II
  • Crowley completes acquisition of SeaRiver tanker trio
  • Ingalls awarded $27 million for DDG 51 follow yard services
  • DNV GL issues white paper on alternate fuels
  • Fjord1 orders Rolls-Royce Autocrossing system for more ferries
  • Queen Elizabeth 2 finally set to open as Dubai hotel
  • MAN Diesel & Turbo to power 11 MSC mega-box ships
  • Monitoring scrubber wash water just got easier

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • VLGC collides with aframax tanker off Singapore, leaking butane
    The MPA says there is no risk to shipping and no reported injuries to crews but both ships have sustained...
  • ExxonMobil to supply low sulphur fuels in 2020
    Ports in Northwest Europe, the Mediterranean and Singapore will provide sulphur-cap-compliant fuels
  • Cargill's new grains terminal in Ukraine to aid long-haul trades
    The terminal will be operated by food giant Cargill, which has a 51% share in the project while local firm...
  • Nord/LB cuts shipping portfolio by almost 30%
    German bank shifts focus from commercial shipping to ferries and cruises as portfolio falls to €12.1bn
  • Gender pay gap
    Companies based in the UK with more than 250 employees were legally obliged to report their gender pay gap by...
  • Nigeria's 30-ship tanker fleet project faces challenges
    Nigeria can benefit from a national tanker fleet but political will is required to make the project a reality
  • Maersk and MSC block business with blacklisted Russians
    The US Treasury imposed sanctions earlier this month in response to alleged election meddling and what it calls "malign activity"
  • Argentina's soya woe is Brazil's gain
    Argentina focuses on exporting processed soyabean meal rather than raw beans, and has been forced to top up domestic supplies...
  • Britain's world-class ship's officers underpin maritime credentials
    The UK has increased funding for cadet training in recognition of the need to retain seafaring skills
  • A day in the life of... Alex Chinchen, Associated British Ports divisional port manager
    From marine conservationist to ABP divisional port manager
  • Buoyant PIL expects more after it posts a profit for 2017
    Shipping volumes and average freight rates rose by about 11.6% and 9.4% respectively
  • NYK to issue close to $100m of green bonds in industry first
    NYK will also participate in a shipping industry working group to be formed by the Climate Bonds Initiative

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Vancouver stakeholders invest to prevent 2018 congestion repeat
  • US rail service delays spark frustration from shippers, lawmakers
  • NY-NJ port works to secure logistics workforce
  • US exports decline - even before China tariff impact
  • 3PLs hope JNPT speedy import customs change attracts shippers
  • US truck shippers urged to seek 'mutually assured' capacity in contracts

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Scorpio Bulkers refinances ultramax
    New York-listed bulker owner will offload 61,300-dwt SBI Tango (built 2015) in sale-and-leaseback deal with Japanese entity.
  • Exmar joins hunt for ballast-free ships
    Diversified energy shipping concern will take part in consortium aimed at a new design for LNG carriers.
  • ExxonMobil readies release of 2020 bunkers
    US-based integrated oil companies is one of the few oil majors to invest in needed upgrades for IMO-ready fuel.
  • Tug owner sued for Great Lakes pipeline damage
    Michigan's attorney general alleges that the anchor to a Vanenkevort Tug and Barge-owned tugboat damaged electric and petroleum lines on the bottom of Lake Huron.
  • NS United paying $9m to drop charter early
    Japanese bulker owner reaches deal to re-deliver ship brought in during rising market.
  • Cargill paying more to extend Diana charter
    Trader keeps Greek owner's Santa Barbara at $20,250 per day.
  • NYK selling shipping's first green bonds
    Japanese owner to use $93m proceeds to fund eco-vessels and projects.
  • Queen Sonja picks art for new cruiseship
    Norwegian monarch curating and contributing to display on Hurtigruten's hybrid vessel.
  • Pantheon tanker and Kumiai VLGC crash off Singapore
    Early hours collision off the Lion City as aframax and gas carrier come into contact.
  • Sincere Navigation sees profit fall
    Taiwanese bulker owner hit by revenue drop in 2017.
  • WEB TV: Seafarer missing as research ship burns
    Explosion on Geos off Malaysia also injured two other crew.
  • CDB Leasing resale brace shows stable ultramax pricing
    Brokers say lessor has combined with BG Shipping for Sainty pair.
  • Phoenix expects profit of at least $2m
    Chinese bulker owner forecasts jump of up to 269% in first quarter earnings.
  • Nord/LB sheds $5.8bn of shipping loans
    German lender returns to profit in 2017 as provisions slashed to $1.22bn.
  • GOL Offshore AHTS trio sold for scrap
    Indian recycler Priya Blue said to have acquired three laid-up OSVs.
  • Lackluster capesize market leads Morgan Stanley to cut estimates
    Analyst Fotis Giannakoulis lowers forecast after slow start to 2018.
  • Braemar ACM hires David Collins in senior tanker post
    Former Clarksons VLCC chartering chief to return to the fray at rival shop next month.
  • Goldenport in the money on Pangaea bulker deal
    Greek owner sells bulker for more than twice what it paid for the vessel two years ago.
  • PetroVietnam eyes $500m bond sale
    Tanker and LPGC owner also plotting divestment of subsidiaries.
  • Banks block ABG Shipyard bid again
    Creditors reject second offer from steel group Liberty House.
  • Pacific International Lines returned to profit in 2017
    Singapore containership owner reverses year ago loss on increased revenue and container sales.
  • South Koreans miss out on $1bn BP FPSO
    Hyundai Heavy Industries looks to have lost out to Chinese competition for offshore newbuilding.
  • SITC International sees stronger start to 2018
    Chinese intra-Asian containership operator reports an uptick in revenue and freight rates.
  • USCG set to ease burden of marine casualty reporting
    Fewer casualty reports and crew members completing drug and alcohol testing can be expected.
  • Kim Heng fixes AHTS in spot market
    Singapore offshore player has now secured fresh employment for three ex-Swiber vessels.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • Dachser's revenues soar in 2017
    Dachser posted record gross revenues of 6.12 billion euros (U.S. $7.57 billion) in 2017, a 7.2 percent increase from the prior year, the co...
  • project44 snares new funding round
    The freight transportation technology provider project44 said Tuesday it has garnered $35 million in new funding from a collection of ventu...
  • BIS nominee 'well-equipped to lead export enforcement'
    Senate Banking Committee Chairman Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, on Tuesday expressed support for Jeffrey Nadaner, President Donald Trump's nominee t...
  • NWSA container throughput slips following Lunar New Year
    The Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) ports of Seattle and Tacoma saw their combined container volumes drop 9.6 percent to 302,516 TEUs in M...
  • Information security rough going for Surface Transportation Board
    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials received testimony Tuesday morning...
  • Côte d'Ivoire cashew industry nets World Bank loan
    The World Bank last week approved a $200 million loan to help Côte d'Ivoire increase cashew productivity and quality and promote the cashew...
  • Port of L.A. volumes recede in March
    The Port of Los Angeles handled 577,865 TEUs of containerized cargo in March, a 26.7 percent decline from the same 2017 period, according t...
  • Agility integrates freight services online
    Dubai-based third-party logistics provider Agility has launched an integrated online service that allows shippers to obtain rate quotes and...
  • Executive Moves: UPS, Geodis and ECU Worldwide
    UPS appoints president of U.S. operations, while Geodis picks vice president of U.S. sales and ECU Worldwide names regional CEO for India, t...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 17, 2018
  • VLGC collides with Trafigura's tanker in Singapore
    Trafigura time-chartered the Aframax tanker.
  • North Asian bunker fuel traders cheer China's plan for free trade port at Hainan
    But competition among domestic and regional ports to intensify.
  • Japan's Feb bonded bunker fuel sales slide 1.8% on month to 2.32 mil barrels
    But bunker sales were up 7.6% year on year.
  • ExxonMobil announces first locations to supply IMO 2020-compliant 0.5% sulfur marine fuels
    Northwest Europe, the Med and Singapore to offer fuels.
  • Japan shippers to seek alternatives to fossil fuels for IMO 2050 emission target
    Slow steaming, optimizing cargo shipping arrangements are some options.
  • BP reaffirms commitment to low-carbon future, eyes gas, renewables growth
    "We expect around two thirds of BP's direct emissions will be in countries subject to emissions and carbon policies by 2020," the report said.
  • FUTURES: Oil rises after overnight slump amid bargain hunting
    The geopolitical tensions have by no means evaporated, and could soon ignite a renewed price rally, Commerzbank analysts said.
  • ExxonMobil to launch new cylinder condition monitoring service for vessel efficiency, sulfur checks
    This service will also have the ability to measure the sulfur content of marine fuels.

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