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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2019
  • Asia-Europe up 9.1pc to US$766/TEU, USWC up 19pc at $1,229/FEU
  • US 'incredibly assertive', compelling all to enforce Iran sanctions: ICS
  • Regular container service to start from Wuhan to Osaka, Kobe, Nagoya
  • China trade contracts in August but worst yet to come, say economists
  • Russia's Rosatom to start Arctic container shipping with US$7 billion
  • COSCO SHIPPING moves up in the world from fourth to third place
  • Belt and Road: Qingdao port buys 33pc of Cosco's Abu Dhabi CT
  • Malta docks 20,954-TEU Maltese-flagged CMA CGM Jean Mermoz
  • Kalmar to develop electric reachstacker and heavy forklift
  • Biggest hydrogen-powered fuel cell enters approval phase
  • Boeing studies new ways to improve efficiency of its 767 freighter
  • India's SpiceJet, Bahrain's Gulf Air work to expand air freight volume
  • Kuwait's aviation regulator study predicts air freight will grow rapidly

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2019
  • AMTOI's North Region Chapter holds conference on multimodalism in Delhi
  • Bahri recognised twice at Arab Best Awards
  • Global sulphur cap compliant fuel oil already available on west coast of India: Minister
  • India's accession seen bringing ship recycling convention a step closer to coming into force
  • Industrial Relations Code Bill, 2019 introduced in Lok Sabha
  • Oil spill mock drill exercise conducted at JNPT North Anchorage
  • Roadmap in place to boost port capacity to 3,300+ mtpa by 2025
  • Compulsory implementation of FASTags now from Dec. 15
  • Faceless assessment of cargo planned
  • Ministry of Railways further liberalises General Purpose Wagon Investment Scheme
  • CCI approves acquisition of 37.40 pc of the paid-up share capital & joint control of Adani Gas by Total Holdings
  • Foreign exchange reserves continue upward march
  • Govt to bring tax refund scheme for exporters before Cabinet & notify it soon, says Piyush Goyal
  • India seeking review of FTAs with ASEAN & Japan, says Piyush Goyal
  • India's crude steel production down in Oct.
  • Industry expects more bold reform & other measures
  • Less sugar production projected
  • Multi-country, multi-disciplinary operation targets illicit financial flows & money laundering

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2019
  • Fast route between Moskow and Zibo launched
  • Multi-voltage installation for locomotive workshop
  • Arkas Line and Cnan Med join forces
  • Unitax expands its capacities
  • Time Matters is preferred supplier for Bosch
  • Emirates to increase Dhaka cargo capacity
  • East Midlands Gateway terminal on track for completion
  • Goodman offers logistics space in LA
  • Agnes Heftberger joins DVF's presiding board
  • K Line to manage offshore LNG-Bunkering in Singapore
  • Iberia to add IAD
  • Transuniverse Forwarding wins third Nitto award
  • Scannell Properties buys first real estate in Germany
  • Best practices for safety in container handling
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • New semitrailer saves money
  • Caribbean focuses on peak season

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
  • Carriers unveil rate hikes and surcharges ahead of CNY cargo rush
  • Another step to becoming 'a global integrator': Maersk in 4PL contract with Syngenta
  • As major lines move in on intra-Asia trades, regional carriers feel the pressure
  • Hawaiian Airlines Cargo builds in a holding pattern as it gets closer to JAL
  • Tiaca's brave new sustainable air cargo world... but will supply chain partners support?
  • Black Friday: a logistical nightmare that's bad for the environment
  • M&A radar: 3 targets for DSV Panalpina... why not 30? But only one stands out
  • Supply chain radar: Expeditors answers your questions. We translate, but you can thank the SEC

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
  • USACE completes Overton Lock and Dam dewatering
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has completed the dewatering of the John H. Overton Lock and Dam, located on the Red River, in Alexandria, La, at river mile
  • K Line to manage Singapore LNG bunkering vessel
    Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (K Line) has signed a ship management agreement covering the 7,500 cu.m LNG bunkering vessel under construction for Singapore's FueLNG Pte Ltd., which will operate the vessel and
  • Mobile ballast water treatment system available in Port of Hamburg
    German maritime waste specialist Jongen GmbH has taken delivery of a Damen InvaSave 300 mobile ballast water treatment system. Jongen provides waste oil, waste water, and the waste removal services for maritime
  • Wight Shipyard to build four ferries for Malta
    U.K. shipbuilder Wight Shipyard Co. is continuing its success in the ferry sector, securing an order for four vessels for Malta's Captain Morgan Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Fortina Investments Ltd. The
  • CMS offers solution for low-sulfur fuel engine starting problems
    CSSC Marine Service Co (CMS), the equipment service subsidiary of China State Shipbuilding Corp (CSSC), is offering a retrofit solution for engine starting problems that may occur with less viscous low-sulfur fuels.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
  • From the News Desk: Grey outlook and Christmas jeer
    Our regular round-up of the stories behind the headlines this week eyes up plenty of dark clouds on the horizon...
  • Perception is a key element in the autonomous discussion
    Several studies of the benefits of autonomous transportation have concluded that it is not enough to argue that controlling cost...
  • Nordic ports join forces in sustainable transport drive
    Port operators seek to share best practice in meeting UN sustainable development goals
  • Ports and terminals call for block exemption clarity
    The European Union framework is no longer up to the job, given the ever-increasing market concentration. Critics want to know...
  • China Merchants sells two VLCCs to Advantage Tankers
    Delivery of the ships is scheduled for early or middle December this year
  • South African operator rejects criticism of LNG
    The owner of South Africa's first LNG bunkering terminal has called into question the motives of those in the shipping...
  • Price spikes and delivery delays seen in Singapore ahead of IMO 2020
    There is confusion in the market as some tankers are loaded with LSFO at anchorages waiting on IMO 2020 arbitrage...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: The outlook for 2020 and beyond
    This week, we're crunching the numbers and offering up a market forecast with Lloyd's List Intelligence's analytical oracle Christopher Pålsson...
  • UK maritime sector could benefit from OECD tax reforms
    Lord Mountevans highlighted some progress in the area of finance that was singled out as the one weak spot in...
  • Shipowners' Club seeks 5% rate rise
    'The board has applied a 5% general increase in premiums for all covers for 2020. This will be inclusive of any...
  • Ocean freight contract rates rise in November
    In what will offer a glimmer of hope for container lines, contract rates have moved in a positive direction this...
  • MPC Container Ships forecasts greater stability in charter market
    Despite a weak third quarter, boxship fleet owner says removal of tonnage from market and low supply growth will support...
  • Global trade continues to lose momentum
    Germany, China and the US all see contractions amid stagnating global economy
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Shipping used to police sanctions, forum hears | Investor shuns Qatar newbuilding investment on governance concerns |...
  • The Interview: Tom Crowley
    The head of the US marine solutions, energy and logistics company Crowley Maritime says it shines most brightly when there's...
  • Drilling activities for shallow water jack-ups seen stronger in Malaysian market
    Velesto, on the other hand, expects rig utilisation rate to remain high in 2020 and expects to benefit from the...
  • CDB Leasing strikes $269m financing deal for two MSC boxships
    Chinese lessor will charter the pair to MSC-affiliated Conglomerate Maritime for 12 years

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
  • East-west spot rates rebound ahead of low-sulfur fuel surcharges
  • India's surcharge review threatens to squeeze container lines

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
  • Shipowners face delays, higher costs for bunkering in Singapore pre-IMO 2020
    With bunker suppliers in need to clean tanks for new compliant fuel, shipowners are having a tougher time in getting prompt delivery of marine fuel
  • Tsuneishi forecasts newbuild promise - or a boom - in 2020
    Tsuneishi Shipbuilding Co aims to secure about 50 newbuildings each year, based on the shipbuilding capacities at its three yards - its main facility in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, Tsuneishi Heavy Industries (Cebu) in the Philippines and Tsuneishi Zhoushan Shipbuilding in China. Company president Kenji Kawano has been candid about the group's performance so far this year, saying it had achie
  • Overseas presence gives Tsuneishi Shipbuilding scope to compete
    Hiroshima-based 'Tsuneishi factory' plays a critical role in research and development, training and vessel design for its satellite yards in China and the Philippines
  • Tanker owners need not lose sleep over extended Opec cut
    Rising supply from producers in the Atlantic basin means overall tonne-mile demand for crude tankers can hold firm in 2020
  • Cargo Day raises a record $1m for Mercy Ships
    Owners, charterers, brokers and traders dig deep in annual fund-raiser for medical charity
  • Imabari Shipbuilding and JMU to forge Japan yard mega-merger
    Share acquisition will signal start of part of new business pact between the two Japanese giants
  • Bimco: VLCC deliveries hit 'staggering' 43-year high
    Shipowners' organisation says 1976 was the last time big tanker fleet growth outstripped current levels - and it doesn't believe the hype about rates
  • Eimskip axes 55 workers and closes two offices
    Icelandic container line says cost-cutting measures having an effect on bottom line
  • NYK Line inks sustainability loan for $456m as UECC scores green finance
    Japanese owner says interest rate can be adjusted depending on social responsibility performance
  • Alios Bulkers moves into kamsarmax segment
    S Livanos-controlled Alios Bulkers has quietly moved into the kamsarmax bulker segment. The company has added the 81,000-dwt Atlantic Samurai (built 2019) and the 82,000-dwt Sanoyas-built Aquila Ocean (built 2018) to its website. The Greek shipowner's addition of the two Japanese-built vessels has not been reported. The Aquila Ocean is reportedly linked to Japanese lender Orix Corp and the At
  • Industry welcomes India's ratification of Hong Kong Convention
    India has formally acceded to the IMO Hong Kong International Convention for the Safe and Environmentally Sound Recycling of Ships (HKC) Indian cabinet approves Hong Kong Convention ratification India on way to join Hong Kong Convention, official says Gopal Krishna, secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Shipping, and Amitabh Kumar, India's director-general of shipping, deposited th
  • Singapore commission questions HHI-DSME merger plan
    Competition authority flags up fears focused on LNG carrier construction
  • AP Moller-Maersk wields axe with at least 100 jobs cut
    Hamburg Sud bears the brunt of staff cuts as Danish giant seeks efficiencies
  • Solstad sells DESS stake to Fredriksen as loss hits $109m
    Norwegian owner cuts debt in deal to pull out of well boat joint venture as financing talks continue
  • Jan De Nul secures green financing for new installation ship
    Belgian owner taps five-bank syndicate to fund powerful vessel ordered at CMHI Haimen
  • Cleaves revises tanker asset prices up again in 'peak' market
    Resale values have risen again due to strong fundamentals, analyst says
  • K Line rolls out alcohol-detecting app for crew
    Japanese owner cracking down on booze consumption with new kit
  • Fledgling Turkish outfit grows with Maersk tanker buy
    Newly created Turkish company Tankmarine Ship Management has notched up its first major ship acquisition, snapping up one of several tankers sold by Danish shipping giant Maersk Tankers. Clients of Istanbul-based Tankmarine have emerged as the new owners of the 37,200-dwt Maersk Erin (built 2004), which was reported sold in September for $9.35m. Some market sources believed at the time the Maers
  • Eastmed offloads oldest ship to growing Ukraine buyer
    Greece's Eastern Mediterranean Maritime (Eastmed) has sold its oldest and smallest bulker to a steadily growing Ukrainian handymax specialist. The 45,500-dwt handymax Glyfada (built 1995) fetched more than $4m in a sale in late November, several brokers reported. The ship, constructed by Tsuneishi Group's Tadotsu Shipbuilding, was by far the oldest unit in Thanassis Martinos-led Eastmed's mixed f
  • MPCC fixes 90% of scrubber-fitted ships on savings-sharing deals
    Oslo-listed boxship owner is well on the way to positioning the fleet for IMO 2020 deadline
  • Damen secures Timorese ropax order
    Timor-Leste government signs newbuilding deal with Dutch shipbuilder
  • Hunter needs no new equity as VLCCs start working
    Norwegian tanker group posts loss of $1.58m due to cancelled bank financing
  • CMV confirms purchase of Carnival Corp cruise duo
    UK-based cruise operator says it has bought both ships that were reported sold earlier this week
  • Icon Offshore sees losses halved compared to a year ago
    Malaysia's largest OSV firm has seen vessel utilization improve to 57.5% over last six months
  • Maersk Growth invests in Danish IoT start-up Onomondo
    Technology will improve ability to connect devices such as cranes, trucks, vessels and containers, says liner giant
  • Seven Islands buying spree extends to oldest Eletson, Ancora tankers
    Indian company's IMO 2020 product tanker play reaches $90m mark as it purchases two more units from Greeks
  • Gard creates London-based chief underwriting officer post
    P&I club said move reflects the importance of UK capital's place in insurance market

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 29, 2019
  • Down Under Trucking: hugely taxing time for truckers
    In this week's round-up of trucking stories from around Australia: truckers slugged by box terminal operators; truckers slugged by tax hikes; truckers slugged by safety...
  • Outbound tender rejections continue to climb through Thanksgiving
    This is the first time outbound tender rejections have remained above 6% for consecutive weeks since March 2019.
  • Daimler to lay off at least 10,000 workers worldwide
    Daimler AG announced that it has reached an agreement with employee representatives to trim its workforce by at least 10,000 workers.
  • Parking apps boost safety, productivity for female truckers
    Ellen Voie, the CEO of Women in Trucking, spoke on the issues that female truckers in particular face when they are looking for parking spots.
  • Today's Pickup: Portland considers 'risk bonds' against companies that operate fossil fuel plants
    Owners would have to prepay for estimated fuel spill cleanup costs.
  • Commentary: Amtrak vs. freight railroads. Shippers, you are impacted!
    Shippers need to take heed of the Congressional push to allow Amtrak to sue freight railroads over on-time performance.
  • Ontruck's strategic acquisition of Briver will help triple its revenue in 2019
    Spanish road freight startup Ontruck has acquired digital freight forwarding platform Briver, in an attempt to consolidate its market position in the Spanish region of...

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