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20 November 2018 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 20:53 GMT+1




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 22, 2018
  • Hong Kong July container volume drops nearly 8pc to 1.6 million TEU
  • Race on to ease trade tensions before G20 summit in Nov
  • US CBP collects US$2.5b in tariffs on goods
  • IMO's rule to cut sulphur content in ship fuel could trigger chain of price surges
  • California grants put low emission trucks on the road, retiring diesels
  • Zeaborn Group consolidates ship management activities under new brand
  • Cargo safety lobbies meet in Vancouver September 19-21
  • European air cargo growth continues to stagnate in July
  • Boeing 737 - its big money maker - deliveries fall to lowest point since 2012
  • Ethiopian goes to Norway to serve growing Chinese demand for seafood

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 22, 2018
  • "Speed isn't everything"
  • Ultra-low emission HGVS hit the road
  • MOL raises stake in PKT Logistics
  • Shippers - the target group of Chain.io's new VP
  • Test runs with gas turbine locomotive
  • Hapag Lloyd remodels East African service (EAS 2)
  • Tim Consult becomes part of Transporeon
  • Improvements along North Carolina railroad
  • Japanese plan to "re-create NCA from zero"
  • ONE banking on business with perishables
  • New post at Ontario international airport
  • «Curiosity of the day»
  • Four-legged sports stars fly to Jakarta
  • Vekshin shoulders EP role at Volga-Dnepr
  • Logistics services for agricultural machinery
  • Moving biowaste by rail
  • The Med: seafreight volumes in peril, says Drewry
  • LUG HCC receives Iata CEIV Pharma certification

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IHS Maritimeweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • NYK explores laser technology to fight ship corrosion
  • AssArmatori chairman calls for Morandi bridge to be replaced urgently
  • Milestone for UK Dredging grab dredger Cherry Sand
  • Turkish lira crisis weighs down markets
  • Hyundai HI sells offshore plant module factory
  • Material costs and stronger yuan push Singamas into the red
  • Wärtsilä to build 'Smart Technology Hub' in Vaasa
  • First Bangladesh LNG import terminal finally starts up
  • PDVSA settlement could spur more VLCC cargoes to Asia
  • Sentosa Ship Brokers expands team
  • Dan-Bunkering to integrate Australia Bunkering
  • Hanjin Heavy Industries & Construction to sell off utility stakes

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • Rotterdam deal ensures low-sulphur fuel supply for Maersk box ships
  • DDC pilots the drive for more drone delivery trials in Canada
  • UK aims to boost exports to 35% of GDP, but no timeframe
  • Maersk pips Cosco to first Arctic route box run
  • ONE adds 14,000 new reefers as box carriers continue to target the cool chain

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • Port Canaveral angles for first LNG-fueled cruise ship in North America
  • Bollinger Shipyards delivers U.S. Coast Guard's 30th FRC
  • EBDG designs landing craft for San Juan Ferry & Barge
  • Industrial IoT set to transform businesses, says study
  • BAE Systems gets $146.3 million contract for cruiser modernization
  • Crowley delivers Shell's Appomattox semi-submersible FPS
  • New oceanographic research vessel launched for VIMS

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • China circumvents US sanctions on Iranian oil
    Analysts say that Iran's oil exports may drop below 2m bpd in August
  • Singamas chairman says container buyers cautious on new orders
    Box maker slides into the red in the first six months of the year because of increased costs, but expects...
  • ConocoPhillips ends dispute with Venezuela's state-owned energy company
    Venezuela exported 3.8m bpd in April to June this year, down from 5.4m bpd over the same period a year...
  • Wärtsilä invests $230m in Finnish tech hub
    The Vaasa-based Smart Technology Hub is due to open by 2020
  • Hafnia Tankers confirms BW merger talks to create product tanker giant
    BW Group raised its stakeholding in Hafnia to 43.5% in July
  • Global box growth brakes sharply in second quarter
    Volume growth for the first half of 2018 came in at a moderate 3.2%, according to CTS
  • Migrant rescue vessel docks in Italy, but disembarkation is delayed
    The Italian coastguard rescued 190 people from a boat off Italy's Lampedusa island last week
  • Daily Briefing
    Consolidation: Size means nothing without outstanding customer service | LNG newbuilding prices have to go up for yards to stay...
  • Noble's founder declines executive director role in restructured firm
    Mr Elman cited personal reasons for not taking up the position
  • Idan Ofer agrees Pacific Drilling restructuring plan
    The new package will strengthen the balance sheet by reducing leverage and delivering a substantial amount of new capital, Pacific...
  • GasLog orders two LNG carriers backed by Cheniere charters
    GasLog chief executive Paul Wogan says the company remains confident in its ability to increase our market share at attractive returns

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • Uber Freight's smaller shipper play hinges on capacity, price guarantees
  • New and old challenges dog fast-growing Mexican shipping
  • Black, Caspian ports try to lure Asian shippers
  • Higher Asia-Europe spot rates, falling demand cloud peak outlook
  • JNPT officials expect gate automation to boost productivity

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • Maersk ship surpasses 19,000 teus
    Mumbai Maersk loaded with 19,038-teu of containers, breaking world record, says Danish giant.
  • NABU: Cruise still launching 'dirty' ships
    German environmental group says industry majors show no efforts to reduce pollution while Carnival Corp has 11 LNG-powered ships on order.
  • Eidesvik returns to loss in second quarter
    Norwegian owner sees lower results due to weak rates across the board.
  • US sanctions Russian shipping for North Korea trade
    Two Russian firms and six vessels targeted for transfer of refined petroleum products to North Korean ships.
  • Martinos inks rare three-year capesize deal with Rio Tinto
    Eastern Mediterranean bulker has been fixed in deal which marks a deviation from typical strategy.
  • Marenave exits shipping with change of name
    Former owner becomes Marna as it drops plan to resurrect fleet.
  • Indian yards asks state for $2bn of cash
    22 shipbuilders want help to keep the industry viable.
  • DSME takes 2018 LNG carrier orders to a dozen
    Ships have been contracted alongside 15 tankers to take Korean yard almost half way to annual target.
  • Fleet expansion to boost MISC profit
    Ratings agency Moody's optimistic over Malaysian owner's prospects.
  • NYK using lasers to cut steel corrosion
    Owner teams with technology company Toyokoh for deck maintenance.
  • Oxygen Maritime LR1 sale date set
    Greek owner looks to have lost battle to prevent auction of arrested tanker in US.
  • Wartsila pumps $230m into new tech hub
    Finnish ship systems group Wartsila is investing EUR 200m ($230m) in a new technology hub. The "next-generation innovation and production centre", will be built in Vaasa, Finland. As of 2020, all of Wartsila's functions and personnel in central Vaasa will transfer to the new hub, along with the logistics and maintenance workshop operations from Runsor. It will put EUR 83m towards modern testing
  • Hafnia Tankers and BW confirm talks for $2bn merger
    Discussions come after BW Group became a major shareholder in the Danish owner this summer.
  • K Line fined for South Africa price-fixing
    Latest penalty for car carrier collusion sees owner pay nearly $7m.
  • Vinalines cuts debt by $859m ahead of IPO
    Chairman Le Anh Son reveals healthier balance sheet as owner prepares listing.
  • Winning Shipping scraps oldest capesize
    Bulker has been scrapped for only a fraction less than shipowner paid for the vessel in 2013.
  • New Maersk Line ship set for trial run through NSR
    Container giant says Arctic short-cut unlikely to be added to its present network.
  • SBIC heading for $120m-plus loss in 2018
    Vietnamese shipbuilder blames state of markets for owners' reluctance to order.
  • Ocean Network Express orders 14,000 reefer containers
    Japanese liner giant looks to maintain its staus as one of the top three players in the sector.
  • Lloyd Fonds eyes divestments as it lines up new funds
    German shipping asset manager wins backing for strategy focusing more on property.
  • SITC International sees interim profit inch-up
    Steady as she goes for Chinese intra-Asian liner operator as it sees uptick in bottom line.
  • Monjasa to appeal controversial GNMTC ruling
    Danish tanker owner contesting UK decision its claim against Libyan company came too late after bunker deal went wrong.
  • Chinese shipowner arrests Negmar-controlled bulker
    A Negmar Denizcilik-controlled bulker previously in trouble for illegal transhipment activities in Indonesia has been seized in Singapore
  • Sentosa Ship Brokers beefs up CPP and DPP desks
    Singapore tanker shop adds to its VLCC and LR expertise with experienced hands.
  • Noble founder declines director role in restructured firm
    End of an era at once great Asian commodity trader as Richard Elam walks away from leadership role.

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • MercuryGate helps clients realize potential
    Transportation management system solutions provider MercuryGate International on Tuesday announced the launch of its Value Assessment offering.
  • Executive Moves: Milestone, Volga-Dnepr
    Milestone has added Chuck Cannata, Mike Schiller and Kathy Tierney to its leadership team. Volga-Dnepr Group has appointed Konstantin Vekshin as executive president of charter cargo operations for Volga-Dnepr Airlines.
  • Quicker rulings mulled as part of CTPAT
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection is considering development of an indicator for trusted members of the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (CTPAT) for expedited customs rulings and to submit confidential manifest requests in the CTPAT portal, CBP CTPAT Director Elizabeth Schmelzinger said last Wednesday during the CBP 2018 Trade Symposium in Atlanta.
  • Maersk testing Arctic waters
    A Maersk containership will move cargo along the north coast of Russia in coming weeks.
  • Trucking 'driving force' behind economy
    U.S.-based trucking operators carried 10.77 billion tons of freight in 2017, 3.4 percent more than in the previous year, according to the American Trucking Associations' latest annual American Trucking Trends report.
  • FMCSA looking to revise HOS regulations
    The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said Tuesday it is seeking public comment on revising four specific areas of current hours-of-service regulations.
  • Chinese firms form blockchain pact
    Tech company Yuanben has entered into a partnership with the Maritime Silk Road Platform to provide blockchain services for global maritime freight.
  • Trump pushes Senate to pass STOP Act
    President Donald Trump in a tweet on Monday aggressively pushed the Senate to pass the Securing the International Mail Against Opioids Act (STOP Act), which the House passed the bill June 14.
  • Deeper Mississippi 'economically justified'
    The Army Corps of Engineers has signed off on a director's report to dredge the Mississippi River Ship Channel to 50 feet, citing that the project is "economically justified and environmentally sustainable."

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 21, 2018
  • OPEC weighs next move with fundamentals hazy
    OPEC's strategy of cooperating with Russia and other allies to raise production by 1 million b/d has stalled
  • US Treasury says sanctions are biting Russian upstream investment
    US sanctions are limiting important investment in Russia's upstream needed for expanding the country's oil and gas production capacity
  • Crude futures settle higher as Iran supply fears gain further traction
    Oil futures were higher Tuesday as market participants prepared for supply tightness once US sanctions against buyers of Iranian crude cut available barrels on the global market.
  • US sanctions two Russian shippers for oil transfers to North Korea
    The US Treasury Department on Tuesday sanctioned two Russia-based shipping companies and six vessels
  • Clean tanker goes missing off Gabon
    A clean tanker carrying around 10,000 mt of gasoil has been missing in the Gulf Of Guinea
  • External: Marine Bunkering(Rotterdam)B.V.
  • ESL Shipping gets delivery of eco-friendly LNG-fueled vessel
    Not only will this newbuild curb sulfur emissions, it will also help ESL Shipping tackle its carbon footprint.
  • China's Sinopec woos buyers beyond Asia with larger gasoil cargoes
    "A bigger vessel helps to save freight costs and ship the barrels to farther destinations," the company said.
  • ANALYSIS: Strengthening ME crude complex fails to lift light sour crudes
    Abundant arbitrage cargoes, saddled with an overhang of September loading light sour crude cargoes, were putting pressure on prices for lighter sour grades.
  • Sale of 11 million barrels from US SPR by December may cushion Iran sanctions impact
    The sale is part of a previously announced drawdown for the next fiscal year, which starts in October.




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