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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2019
  • Various CMA CGM rates increase from November 18 and December 1
  • Big shipping seeks high carbon taxes that drive up compliance costs
  • Wind energy to power Heerema's crane vessels at Port of Rotterdam
  • GDP in US increases 1.9pc in Q3 as consumer spending rises 2.9pc
  • Maersk and Lingang Group team up to develop shipping services
  • Duisburg and Cosco to build Europe's biggest inland box terminal
  • Pirates kidnap 9 from Norwegian-owned Liberian bulker off Cotonou
  • Factory hubs in Asia stuck in doldrums as China-US trade stalls
  • US moves to make changes to free trade deal with Canada and Mexico
  • Cracks near wings leads to Qantas to ground its three Boeing 737s
  • Atlas Air posts flat quarterly profit of US$60 million on flat revenues
  • ANC turns to private sector to save debt-heavy South African Airways
  • DHL to quadruple size of sorting facility at Canada's Hamilton airport

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • IRClass opens office in the Netherlands
  • Landmark container movement flagged off through IWT on Indo-Bangladesh Protocol route
  • Milaha participates in Qatar Silk Road Exhibition
  • MOL takes delivery of environment-friendly wood chip carrier
  • Moving towards zero carbon emissions in maritime shipping
  • SCI vessel undertakes rescue operation in Arabian Sea
  • Aditya Mishra is the new Chairman of LPAI
  • Govt mulling setting up mega parks near ports to attract FDI, says Textile Secretary
  • CEVA Logistics strengthens presence in Sri Lanka with a new operation
  • SAFE Working Group consolidates its futuristic agenda
  • TCI Express registers impressive Q2 performance
  • India did not join RCEP as it was against its economic interests & national priorities, says Piyush Goyal
  • Industry supports decision
  • Uptrend seen in soyaoil & soyabean

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 6, 2019
  • US short line can handle heavier freight cars
  • Bidvest in new clothes
  • Martijn Van Heumen appointed director of Heppner Hacas
  • Increased capacity to ship manufactured buildings
  • Kuwaitis attend Champ Academy
  • Gothenburg tops Swedish container market
  • Further progress in implementing PTC
  • Britons still interested in Europe
  • 10,000th Flexi truck leaves the factory
  • New heads for Swissport's Emea region
  • ULCVs take the lead, says Vessels Value
  • ESR Australia expands its presence around Sydney
  • Christian U. Haas to chair the board at PTV Group
  • Eight maindeck destinations with RAM Cargo
  • New vehicles to distribute food and drinks
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Cargo streams follow when waters flow on the Rhine

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Box trade demand will finally surpass supply growth in 2020, says Danaos
  • Industry gets first glimpse of Uber Freight performance in Q3 results
  • No satisfaction at Antonov as rival heavylift carrier Volga-Dnepr loses height
  • More air and sea carriers take the digital plunge to offer online freight booking
  • Bidvest breaks ties with Panalpina for 'fresh new look' and new logistics partner
  • Flexport opens container freight station in Vietnam as supply chains shift
  • China promises new global trading strategy as US deal nears fruition
  • On the wires: CMA CGM IPO - is the 'right time' approaching at last?
  • Supply chain radar: Uber Freight - do we dare to think 'spin-off'?

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Havyard says more about its 3.2 MW maritime fuel cell solution
    Norway's Havyard Group has released more details of the 3.2 MW maritime fuel cell solution it has under development for large ships If large vessels are to sail zero emission at high
  • Vard Marine to complete design package for NYC Gowanus power barges
    Vancouver, B.C. headquartered Vard Marine Inc. has been contracted to complete the basic class design package of a new generation of Siemens powered SeaFloat power barges to support New York's Gowanus Repowering
  • Harvey Gulf reports increased earnings
    New Orleans headquartered Harvey Gulf International Marine said today that it increased EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization) by 33% in the third quarter. The privately-owned company attributed the increase
  • MAN wins order for engines for French Logistic Support Ships
    Four refueling tankers being built for the French Navy are to have MAN main engines. As part of the deal, MAN Energy Solutions will supply the Chantiers de l'Atlantique shipyard with a
  • Disney Cruises in three-ship agreement with Meyer Werft
    Celebration, Fla., based Disney Cruise Line has entered into a memorandum of agreement with the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. It covers the construction of three new LNG-fueled cruise ships. Plans for
  • Danfoss Drives appoints new Head of Sales for Americas
    Danfoss Drives has named Ian Barrie as its new Head of Sales for the Americas. In this position, he will continue to build and develop strong regional sales channels and verticals for
  • Great Lakes Dredge CEO says third quarter results "in line with expectations"
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Corporation (Nasdaq:GLDD), the largest provider of dredging services in the U.S., reported financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, that saw third quarter revenue of

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Seanergy expects elevated charter rates
    The company, which reported a profit in the third quarter of the year, has completed three out of a total...
  • Product tanker owners see improving market
    Solid fundamentals are supporting product tankers, including a record low orderbook and rising seaborne demand for refined products because of...
  • Commercial Court upholds 'actionable fault' defence in general average cases
    'Nothing is payable under the GA guarantees issued by [insurers] if the loss was caused by the owner's actionable default...
  • Shipping cannot meet 2050 emissions goal, says Opec
    It is clear that further measures are required, and these need to start soon, says Opec's report
  • Asia to Europe box spot rates rise 30%
    Good news for carriers as November general rate increases hold
  • Tanker owners' group elects Erik Hanell to top role
    The Stena Bulk chief succeeds former Euronav chief executive Paddy Rodgers at the top of tanker oil spill fund
  • Opec forecasts 'less severe' IMO 2020 implementation
    Opec's assumption that global refineries can meet demand is a significant message for shipowners and charterers. Its projections were revised...
  • Samskip open to further M&A activity
    Samskip has played a major role in the concentration of the European shortsea box market with several high-profile acquisitions, including...
  • Taking advantage of China trade uncertainties
    Cargo owners need to look closely at the potential pitfalls of shifting production to other Asian nations
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Scrubbers are tried, tested and still getting better | BW Group reverses position on Hafnia | World...
  • Westports retains growth momentum with more mega boxship calls
    More than half the volume was transhipment boxes and Westports said it is supporting the trend towards bigger containerships with...
  • US port union's lawyer warns of bankruptcy after court ruling
    Jurors found the International Longshore and Warehouse Union International was 55% liable and Chapter 8 was 45% liable, although a...
  • Xi pledges to expand China's import market
    China's leader said the global value chain and supply chains are now highly intertwined, while the economic integration between nations...
  • Malaysia's richest man bids to privatise POSH
    POSH is one offshore support vessel ripe for privatisation given it is anchored by the Kuok Group, the business empire...
  • Danaos upbeat for container trade demand growth
    For the third quarter of 2019, Danaos showed an adjusted net income of $37.9m compared to $37.5m for the same...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • JOC white paper: Shippers will feel effects of US-China trade war for years
  • US ag export decline belies deeper damage
  • CargoSphere develops standard ocean freight API
  • IRH, Dixie Cullen team up on massive transformer move
  • Challenge to ELD rule resurfaces at FMCSA
  • DHL launches 12-day China-Europe rail service
  • JOC Research Note: Spot intermodal savings rising; contract tightening
  • Slowing demand puts brakes on Indian container growth
  • CMA CGM joins Maersk, Hapag-Lloyd in low-sulfur surcharge for short-term contracts

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Greece probes five vessels in connection with Brazil oil spill
    Delta Tankers apart, Maran, Euronav and Minerva have been asked to provide information into the incident
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen improves profit while shunning revenue
    Wallenius Wilhelmsen has enhanced its bottom line despite turning down certain sources of income. The Craig Jasienski-led car carrier operator reported $31m in comprehensive income for the third quarter, up from a $20m profit during the same period last year. Revenue for the Oslo-listed company's ocean operations, which controls 126 car carriers, declined 6% to $773m, mostly because Wallenius ch
  • Al Ghurair cancels Diana Shipping fixture
    Al Ghuarair Resources International has cancelled a fixture for one of Diana Shipping's post-panamaxes. Al Ghurair, a UAE-based agricultural commodities trader, Tuesday did away with a timecharter contract for 98,704-dwt Polymnia (built 2012) due to "unforeseen events", the Simeon Palios-led owner said. The fixture was announced 10 October. Diana Shipping fixes panamax to Al Ghurair "Charterers
  • GoodBulk posts profit for tenth consecutive quarter
    GoodBulk has had its tenth consecutive profitable quarter, recording a net result that is a considerable improvement on the $280,000 posted last quarter. GoodBulk takes dividend pot to $44m after profitable supramax sale The Monaco-based company posted net profit of $19.9m for the third quarter, up from $14.5m at the same point in 2018. This equates to earnings per share of $0.66 this year, co
  • Seanergy expects continued profit amid better market
    Brazilian iron ore exports should keep cargo supply firm while scrubber retrofits keep ships off the water, Seanergy said.
  • Refiners and shipowners are ready for IMO 2020, says Opec
    The oil and shipping industries are exceeding the oil cartel's expectation in terms of preparation for the new bunker rules
  • Dividends, refinancings and carbon report for Ardmore
    Busy quarter sees Anthony-Gurnee led owner first to report emissions while bolstering debt facilities and guiding to stronger earnings heading to IMO 2020.
  • Marine Insurer Canopius gets boost from Samsung investment
    Partners to explore fresh opportunities in specialty business lines
  • James Fisher hit by cyber attack on computer systems
    UK shipping group took affected networks offline and called in security experts
  • Hamburg Sud slaps IMO 2020 eco-fuel fee on boxes
    Maersk-owned container line says price difference between low and high sulphur bunkers is $193 per ton
  • NRP plotting new funds to capitalise on ship financing gap
    Norwegian maritime asset manager brings onboard former Pareto man Wilhelm Magelssen as it aims to launch credit fund directed at smaller owners
  • Momentum with Concordia as tanker market 'finally' turns
    Swedish tanker owner says surge in crude rates filtered down to product ships after usual time lag
  • Pricing helps Polarcus profit pack a punch
    Polarcus has been raking in higher revenue, which has led to massive improvements to its bottom line. Polarcus returns to profit as seismic sector turns up The Dubai-based seismic shipowner recorded net profit of $13.7m for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a $8.4m loss in the same period last year. This result equates to earnings per share of $0.027 for the past three months, a significa
  • Ex-Eimskip boss wins battle in war to stop competition probe
    Gylfi Sigfusson to get his day in court as he claims antitrust authority violated his human rights
  • Shuttle tankers vital for keeping Equinor's offshore oil flowing
    Shuttle tankers are a key part of Equinor's infrastructure. They form a flexible pipeline to keep the oil flowing from its offshore production facilities. "If we don't have the operational reliability of the shuttle tankers, we may need to shut down the oil well production. We should never do that," said Ann-Elisabeth Serck-Hanssen, the company's senior vice-president of asset management. The fa
  • Equinor's Brazil growth offers promise for shipping needs
    The expansion of Equinor's Brazilian activities has brought a palpable sense of excitement to those tasked with handling the Norwegian energy giant's shipping activities. Equinor is the second-largest oil producer in the South American nation, which the Norwegian energy giant regards as a core area of future growth. Brazilian offshore resurrection in the making "With our expansion in our activi
  • Equinor strives for a more sustainable future in shipping
    Norwegian energy giant wants to transport hydrocarbons in the greenest possible way
  • Three protesters killed as Iraq tries to re-open port
    Deaths reportedly occurred in clashes with security forces in Umm Qasr
  • Cosco Leasing snaps up eight Dasin Shipping bulkers
    Chinese giant strikes leaseback deal with Singapore owner
  • Frontline Management's Lars Pedersen ticks off his to do list
    Boss with six hats says keep it lean, efficient, simple and focused
  • Flex LNG takes shipmanagement in-house in first for Fredriksen
    Company makes pioneering move to build a dedicated manager in Oslo
  • Michael Pak is back for new role with Poten Capital in the US
    Ex-Clarksons and Axia man to focus on private capital raising in Poten platform boosted by BGC Partners acquisition
  • Agents losing out due to client bankruptcies, ITIC warns
    UK club says invoices should be submitted to principals as soon as possible
  • Terntank strikes again for dual-fuel tankers able to run on LNG and biogas
    Sweden's Terntank has ordered two dual-fuel handysize tankers in China that will be able to run on liquefied biogas (LBG) and LNG. Swedish owner advocates green vessels at United Nations The 15,000-dwt chemical/product/biofuels tankers will also be fitted with a hybrid battery system, onshore power connection and hybrid bow thruster drive. The pair will be built at AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding t
  • Bolsonaro: 'worst still to come' from tanker spill
    Brazilian president warns of more oil coming ashore as he sticks to accusation against Greek owner
  • SeaOwl snaps up Viking and Solstad anchor-handlers
    French owner acquires Nordic duo to replace older vessels
  • BW Offshore sells $300m of convertible bonds
    Oslo-listed FPSO company refinancing with notes sale
  • BW LPG confirms $9m profit from sale of last two LGCs
    Singapore owner says 2003-built ships will generate $31m in liquidity
  • Howe Robinson moves into US dry market with BBT Tradeships takeover
    UK shipbroker expanding again over the Atlantic
  • Impairments from failed venture hurt privatisation candidate POSH
    Soon to be de-listed Kuok-backed OSV player hurt by financial exposure to POSH Terasea
  • Affinity: Big ship prices set to rise on China yard merger
    Owners can no longer look forward to competition between Chinese yards on pricing, says broker
  • BTIG's Lewis raises expectations for crude tanker quartet
    BTIG's Greg Lewis has bumped up his price target for four crude tanker owners as rates appear to be settling well above breakeven rates. Only owners' greed will stop VLCC rates hitting $300,000 In a note published after the close Monday, he upped International Seaways target to $40 from $30, Nordic American Tankers (NAT) to $8 from $4 and Frontline and Euronav to $18 from $12, while reiterating

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Cosco Energy Shipping shrugs off U.S. sanctions to report increased revenues and profit
    COSCO Shipping Energy Transportation (HKEX: 01138; SSE: 600026) has shrugged off U.S. sanctions on subsidiary companies to report a huge jump in revenues and a...
  • Titanium Transportation has weaker third-quarter results, remains profitable
    Titanium Transportation Group sees weaker trends in the quarter, but manages to post a modest profit.
  • Ardmore: 2020 marine gasoil demand to top expectations
    Ardmore Shipping execs predict the initial IMO 2020 phase will favor more expensive 0.1% MGO.
  • Panjiva CEO highlights company's evolution around big data
    Throughout the Digital Age, this data-focused global trade company has found new ways to make data useful.
  • In change to flat-rate shipping program, FedEx revises packaging rules
    FedEx looks to allow flat-rate shipping customers to use their own packaging when they tender boxes.
  • Logistics Managers' Index sees record low, no inventory build ahead of peak season
    The October Logistics Managers' Index hits record low, suggesting peak shipping season may disappoint.
  • Trucking operational costs soared 7.7% in 2018
    The costs of operating a for-hire Class 8 truck rose 7.7% in 2018, the biggest jump since 2010. It is the highest per-mile cost since...
  • Cooper Tire & Rubber acquiring sole ownership of Mexican tire plant
    Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. (NYSE:CTB) recently announced a plan to increase ownership in its joint venture tire plant in Guadalajara, Mexico, from 58% to...
  • Jury awards $93.6 million to former operator of Port of Portland container terminal
    A federal jury has awarded $93.6 million to ICTSI Oregon, the former operator of the Port of Portland's Terminal 6, after finding dockworkers engaged in...
  • Hamburg Airport adopts Fair@Link air cargo platform
    Hamburg Airport has joined a roster of European airports adopting digitalization of cargo handling
  • Starship Technologies to deploy 30 delivery robots on UW-Madison campus
    The UW is Starship's biggest campus client to date.
  • UPS drone unit makes first revenue deliveries for CVS
    UPS operates first revenue drone flight for CVS, carrying drugs to customers
  • Commentary: Taking "forever" to assess safety impacts of liquified natural gas by rail?
    Shipping liquified natural gas by rail is a controversial topic. Read what Jim Blaze thinks about the idea in his latest commentary.
  • Roadrunner continues to restructure, sells intermodal unit to Universal Logistics
    Roadrunner continues to restructure its operations by shuttering another unit. The company announced that it was selling its intermodal operations to Universal Logistics.
  • Travel Centers of America reports strong Q3 from higher fuel volumes and in-store sales
    Travel Centers of America reported stronger profits and sales for the third quarter as it added locations and sold more fuel at higher prices. Watch...
  • Snowfall to cover High Plains, Midwest
    Several inches of messy snow coming to northern Rockies, Dakotas, upper Midwest. Short-term delays in freight movement.
  • Turmoil with IMO 2020 implementation in oil markets? OPEC is a lot less worried
    The impact of IMO 2020 on oil markets is going to be less than projected, at least according to a newly published forecast by OPEC....
  • Expeditors posts earnings beat as customs brokerage offsets weak air volumes
    North America has surpassed North Asia (China) as EXPD's highest revenue region.
  • Commentary: Why are digital freight brokers struggling to solve their Uber-scale problems?
    On October 29, Bloomberg published an article by Dina Bass, "The 'Uber for Trucking' Tries to Navigate Some Uber-Scale Problems." That was followed by Craig...
  • FreightWaves LIVE [podcast] Agendas With An Impact and Transparency19's Great Debate
    On this episode FreightWaves EVP - Events Arlen Stark joins Dooner to discuss how scheduling makes an impact on event attendee experience. Listen in to...
  • Today's Pickup: Reliance Partners teams with TruckPark to explore impact of truck parking reservations
    Truck parking is not only a safety issue, but also an issue of driver rest. Reliance Partners, along with TruckPark, is exploring how truck parking...
  • Commentary: Is the Alaska Railroad on track to the "Lower 48?"
    Connecting the Alaska Railroad with rail service in Canada and the U.S. is a bold, expensive plan. But it would generate tremendous benefits. Read more...
  • Teknowlogi automates trucking processes by a mix of tribal knowledge and AI algorithms
    Teknowlogi uses artificial intelligence models to analyze data in real-time and also advises executives on ways to improve efficiency and maximize process automation.
  • Bookkeeper pleads guilty to orchestrating elaborate $1.7 million bank fraud scheme
    A former New Jersey bookkeeper recently pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court, admitting she orchestrated an elaborate $1.7 million check-writing scheme using fraudulent...
  • Are box shipping rate spikes sustainable?
    Asia-Europe and Asia-U.S. spot freight rates jumped 12-30% last week, but can carriers hold on to the gains?
  • Gildan closes two textile plants in Mexico, lays off 1,700 workers
    Gildan Activewear is closing its operations in Mexico and laying off 1,700 employees at two plants in Sonora, the state across the U.S.-Mexico border from...
  • Electrifying the Bull: Meritor plots its future in electrification
    Meritor is expanding its Blue Horizon brand of electrified products as it positions itself to be a leading supplier for electric and hybrid vehicle powertrain...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 2019
  • Urals crude loadings from Novorossiisk suspended by bad weather: Transneft
    Stormy weather has forced a suspension of Urals crude loadings from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk.
  • Crude settles higher as market awaits US-China trade deal
    Crude futures settled higher Tuesday, bolstered by US-China trade deal optimism.
  • Bunkering operations back to normal at Fujairah after cyclone Kyarr passes
    Temporary delays were caused by cyclone Kyarr last week.
  • Neste sells 0.5% S fuel oil in Germany
    Finnish refinery Neste and German BMT Bunker and Mineraloeltransport have partnered to sell Neste's new 0.5% sulfur fuel oil.
  • Shipping facing delays in Bosporus on bad weather
    Shipping was facing limitations in the Bosporus, amid stormy weather.
  • ANALYSIS: Saudi Aramco raises light crude prices in anticipation of IMO 2020
    Saudi Aramco on Monday hiked official selling price differentials for a majority of its crude grades globally.




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