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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2018
  • ONE goes green and levies surcharge for China and Taiwan ECAs
  • Wan Hai, Interasia Lines add Tuticorin call on CI2 service
  • Moody's reaffirms Panama Canal's A2 long-term rating and stable outlook
  • Nigeria loses US$7b annually by not fully tapping maritime shipping sector
  • XPO fends off short seller attack with stock buyback
  • Newcastle's mega boxship terminal could bring multi-billion-dollar windfall
  • Hong Kong's air cargo volume dips 2pc in November
  • Uncertainty ahead as Cathay's cargo dips 1.3pc in November
  • Air cargo customs clearance enhanced at Guwathati
  • Etihad expands cargo network to include Barcelona by using bellyhold capacity

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • Alert issued after uncovering fraudulent diversion of cash
  • Ministry of Shipping gives a positive year-end review - III
  • MSC Technology India wins Best Employer Brand Award
  • APM Terminals Mumbai surpasses record 2 m TEUs in 2018
  • Krishnapatnam Port registers growth in transhipment volumes
  • Cautious optimism for global aviation in 2019
  • Govt affirms commitment towards facilitating air cargo
  • Lufthansa Cargo further expands digital offering
  • E-commerce market growing at 17 pc
  • South East Air Cargo Conclave & Awards 2018 soars high in Chennai

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2018
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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • THE Alliance unveils Transpacific-Europe pendulum service in 2019 network shake-up
  • DP World aims for 30% in cut ULCV handling times with new terminal concept
  • Customers set to benefit from air freight digitisation as ABC becomes latest to monitor cargo with IoT
  • Wall St analysts rally to XPO Logistics' cause
  • Dubai's DP World seeks to quash India antitrust probe over Mumbai port
  • JB Hunt takes $134m hit as BNSF dispute moves toward conclusion
  • Why logistics will be key to any US conflict with Russia and China
  • Supply chain radar: What price will the Long Beach Terminal sale really fetch?

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • Newport News Shipbuilding offers buyouts to 2,500 salaried employees
  • VIDEO: MOL and Uniper unveil plan for Wilhelmshaven FSRU
  • Massachusetts offshore wind: More on Mayflower Wind
  • MacGregor wins more orders from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard
  • VIDEO: Russian bulker grounds off Cornwall
  • Forty year old fishing vessel gets a heart transplant
  • Leadership transition under way at Zeaborn Ship Management

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • Petronas signs 20-year deal to buy Sabine Pass LNG
    The deal should support a final investment decision on Cheniere's sixth LNG train at Sabine Pass
  • Dunkirk Port offers 24/7 customs clearance
    Dunkirk Port leads by example in mitigating significant challenges at the borders post-Brexit by offering 24/7 customs clearance, easing the...
  • International Group cuts reinsurance rates
    IG says move made possible by loss experience that remains acceptable to reinsurers, continuing surplus market capacity, consistently positive financial...
  • Ship Finance agrees lease deal for three boxships
    The diverse fleet owner has amassed almost $700m in lease financing in just over a month
  • Shipping is facing safety challenges
    Enforcement and education are key to enacting and maintaining safety rules
  • East-west box demand growth to slow next year
    Post-peak slowdown expected after pre-tariff boom sucks cargo out of the market
  • Strack takes control at Zeaborn after Aden departs
    Having consolidated the shipmanagement activities formerly owned by either side of the Rickmers family, Zeaborn is now placing management in...
  • MOL and Uniper to collaborate on first FSRU project for Germany
    The two parties also signed a 20-year LNG transportation deal that will boost Uniper's capacity
  • MSI sees 'renewed upside' for box charter market in 2019
    MSI says a steady flow of returning tonnage from charter expiries will also keep a lid on charter rates in...
  • Ardmore Shipping names McWilliams as chairman
    Curtis McWilliams, who assumes his role on January 1, has 13 years of experience as transportation industry investment banker at...
  • The Alliance announces network shake-up
    New pendulum service will link Europe, Asia and South America's west coast as individual services are consolidated
  • BIMCO issues warning on boxship fleet growth
    Large pools of idle ships and ongoing deliveries of ultra-large tonnage threatens to rattle box shipping's outlook for 2019
  • Daily Briefing
    Long Beach terminal attracts more than 50 potential bidders | DP World unveils 'revolutionary' box storage system | Moby-CIN reverse...
  • Russian cargoship runs aground off Cornwall
    Weather expected to improve during the day as tugs stand by
  • Diamond Tankers goes into liquidation
    Creditors have until January 8 next year to submit particulars of any outstanding debts or claims
  • Rising Asian coal use forecast to offset declines in Europe and North America
    India has the highest usage of any country on earth, but coal in China accounts for 14% of global primary...
  • Panama Canal widening creates opportunities for Port Tampa Bay
    Port Tampa Bay has long been preparing for the arrival of larger ships bearing greater loads from Asia
  • Opec cuts to hurt VLCC tonnage demand
    The potential downside from the Opec production cuts may also be felt in other segments as well, Gibson Shipbrokers warns
  • Seaspan linked to Long Beach Container Terminal bid
    After focusing solely on containership ownership, Seaspan is now branching out into different areas of activity under the leadership of...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • Transload facility to fuel Western Canada grain exports
  • NY-NJ rail port project to improve Midwest reach
  • US truck tonnage growth slows, spot prices drop
  • Multipurpose index flattens on tariff, IMO regulation concerns
  • India transshipment growth slows
  • Tariffs driving US-bound production out of China

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • Genco bolsters management team with COO hire
    Genco Shipping & Trading is beefing up its senior management team with the hire of Cargill veteran Robert Hughes as chief operating officer. Hughes joins the New York-listed company after spending the last five years at Cargill Ocean Transport, most recently as its Americas operations and global technical manager. Prior to Cargill, Hughes held posts at OSG Ship Management, Stolt-Nielsen and the
  • Gourdomichalis brothers ask plaintiffs to post security
    A company connected to the brothers demands bond as the Vigorous remains detained on Oregon's Columbia River.
  • Insurers 'concerned' with 2020 use of low-sulphur fuel oil
    P&I clubs 'speculate' on coverage costs related to LSFO-relaterd engine damages, American P&I Club chief executive Joe Hughes said.
  • Gazpromflot FSRU berths in Kaliningrad with full cargo
    Exclave receives Marshal Vasilevskiy as Russia prepares to join LNG importers club
  • Six lorries tip over on P&O ferry
    A major incident has been declared in Scotland after six lorries tipped over in bad weather on a P&O ferry. Emergency services were called to the 20,600-gt European Causeway (built 2000) at Cairnryan Ferry Terminal near Stranraer on Tuesday, STV reported, citing police. No injuries have been reported, but some passengers were unable to disembark. P&O Ferries said in a statement: "We can confirm
  • Concordia Maritime sells suezmax stake
    Tanker owner expects to earn $5.3m off the move.
  • Cruise sector expected to keep growing amid innovations
    Younger generations' desire for new guest experiences coupled with industry's latest features fuel ongoing expansion, according to industry experts
  • VIDEO: Murmansk bulker to be refloated off UK
    The UK coast guard is coordinating an attempt to refloat a Russian bulker off the UK coast. Murmansk Shipping's 23,200-dwt Kuzma Minin (built 1980) got stuck off Cornwall on Tuesday morning, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said. VIDEO: devastation inside tanker-clash frigate revealed It dragged its anchor and grounded on the western side of the port entrance between Swanpool an
  • Oliver Faak joins Clausius at Transport Capital
    Ex-Nord/LB shipping chief to co-run fund's European operation.
  • Enesel adds to tanker tally with Daehan suezmax deal
    Greek shipowner extends counter-cyclical tanker investments with up to four ships in South Korea.
  • Strack takes sole command of Zeaborn Ship Management after twin exit
    Isabelle Rickmers and Nils Aden are quitting Zeaborn Ship Management, leaving Holger Strack in sole charge of the company. Zeaborn eyes further growth with mergers and partnerships Erck Rickmers to run his own ER Capital next year Aden had shared chief executive duties with Strack, while Rickmers was managing director. Zeaborn said Aden would depart on 1 January 2019 to take up a fresh challen
  • Sovcomflot strikes fresh loan with six banks
    Latest facility closes out shipowner's mid-term financial requirements.
  • Unisea doubles aframax newbuilding drive with HHIC tanker brace
    Shipowner said to have spent $92m on latest order at shipyard in the Philippines.
  • Shell scoops sextet of LNG carriers from two shipowners
    TMS Cardiff Gas scores big with major while Sovcomflot jumps in ahead of others.
  • Frontline and Hunter head crude pack as peer group trumps S&P 500
    Oslo-quoted pair the top performers in a difficult year for shipping shares so far.
  • Dof fixes idle AHTS into New Zealand
    Norway's Dof group has won a 60-day contract with Shell Taranaki in New Zealand for an anchor-handler. The 201-bp Skandi Emerald (built 2012) will start work in January. It is owned by the 50/50 joint venture DOF Deepwater. The ship is currently moored in Singapore. Clarksons describes it as idle.
  • OCBC forces sale of Ezra yard stake
    Singapore lender OCBC has struck a deal with restructuring offshore group Ezra Holdings to sell its shipyard stake. It will appoint a receiver to handle the deal, according to a US bankruptcy court filing cited by Bloomberg. The move came after a Singapore local authority rejected Ezra's request for more time to assume or reject the lease on the yard. Ezra withdraws Singapore court application
  • THE Alliance to run more than 249 ships in 2019
    THE Alliance group of boxship lines is to run "more than 249 ships" next year as part of its revamped network operations. In 2018, it was operating 250 vessels through members ONE, Hapag-Lloyd and Yang Ming. The new schedule involves 29 services to cover 76 ports in Asia, Europe, North and Central America, the Middle East, Red Sea and Indian subcontinent. Yang Ming said the group will offer "ex
  • MHI Vestas deal sees Esvagt turn to Havyard for third windfarm newbuilding
    Per Saevik's Havyard has secured a contract for a third windfarm service vessel from Danish shipowner Esvagt. Esvagt behind Havyard's offshore vessel order The latest newbuilding is an option attached to a deal between the two companies announced back in September. Esvagt has added to the series after securing a charter for the ship with MHI Vestas, which will see the vessel serve the Moray Eas
  • BW Group grows stake in VLGC giant BW LPG
    Andreas Sohmen-Pao's BW Group has topped up its stake in VLGC specialist BW LPG. BW chairman: banks that understand their customers will survive Privately owned BW Group has bought shares worth over $440,000 at the end of a year which has seen the Oslo-listed company's stock drop by more than one quarter. Its additional 137,000 shares were bought at NOK 27.99 each and take BW Group's stake to
  • DSD's Norled inks new ferry
    DSD Shipping-owned Norled has contracted another ferry newbuilding in Norway. Brokers said the Norwegian owner has signed up for a 2,200-cgt vessel at Oma Baatbyggeri. It will carry 300 passengers from March 2020. No price was given for the deal. In October the company ordered three ro-paxes at Sembcorp Marine in Singapore. The battery-powered ferries are due for delivery in the fourth quarter
  • Ship Finance International cuts another leaseback deal
    Proceeds will go toward new investments and refinancing loan.
  • DSME hits 90% of order target with another LNG carrier contract
    Korean yard inks fifth gas carrier of the month worth $180m as spree continues.
  • Sea Machines taps Toyota for autonomous shipping cash
    Trial of perception technology due to be carried out on Maersk boxship.
  • China's woodchip imports reach record high
    Vietnam expanded its market share at Australia's expense, says Seattle-based consultancy.
  • China may increase use of Aussie exports as political weapon
    Activities part of growing regional tensions in Pacific, says Hong Kong-based consultancy.
  • Mitsubishi Corp calls time on Singapore's Diamond Tankers
    Company's voluntary liquidation follows disposal of aframax fleet earlier this year.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • DP World building innovative container terminal
    Jebel Ali Terminal 4 will feature what the company is hailing as a revolutionary racking system and will be ready by Expo 2020.
  • Alcohol industry isn't celebrating final drawback rule
    CBP's nearly 500-page "modernized" regulations implement TFTEA's requirements, but not everyone is cheering.
  • China lowers tariffs on U.S. cars, parts through March
    The action fulfills a second key promise after U.S. and Chinese delegations agreed during a G20 meeting to take steps toward defusing trade tensions.
  • Hatch, Wyden urge improvements to 232 exclusions
    The senators said problems with the process to request exclusions from duties on steel and aluminum include slow response and unclear communication.
  • Public invited to weigh in on clean truck assessment
  • AuptiX offers instant quotes for partial truckload shipments
  • CBP officer indicted on theft, false statements charges
  • Appeal panel reaffirms U.S. tuna labeling compliance
  • BIS renews export denial for Mahan Air, slew of others
  • Sea Machines raises $10 million in Series A funding
  • Kuehne + Nagel opens distribution center in Slovenia

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2018
  • OUTLOOK 2019: European fuel oil market to remain strong amid tight supply
  • Crude plummets as market awaits OPEC action on production cuts
    Crude prices plunged in a late session selloff to settle at fresh 2018 lows Tuesday amid growing oversupply concerns.
  • Finland's Neste to produce 0.5% sulfur bunker fuel
    "We do have plans for that, the product will be ready for 2020."
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • China's tighter sulfur limit rule for ships to spur LSMGO, LSFO demand
    China's apparent demand for LSMGO is expected to rise 32% on year in 2019, an analyst with S&P Global Platts Analytics said.
  • Bunker trader Coastal Oil Singapore files for liquidation: ACRA
    Bunker trading margins have come under sustained pressure globally.
  • Asia bunker fuel buying lull persists despite falling prices: sources
    "Prices are lower these days, but it is kind of quiet ahead of the festive season," a trader said.
  • Shell Oman, PDC ink agreement for bunkering facilities at Port of Duqm
    Shell will build a bunkering terminal to provide different grades of quality fuels and lubricants at the Port.
  • US middle distillates to Europe at 1.38 mil mt in Dec, 110,000 mt in Jan
    Nine vessels with middle distillates on board left the USGC over the past week for Europe.




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