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31 March 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:29 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2019
  • CMA CGM calls on France to find new energy - fossil fuels must go
  • Paris transit strike stymies freight movement in and out of city
  • ASA welcomes India's accession to HKC green ship scrapping
  • US to tap US$60 billion war chest to beat out Huawei 5G in LDCs
  • France vows retaliation over US tariffs against its digital tax
  • China Shipbuilding bags US$4.2 billion contracts at Marintec China
  • Ex-Maersk men of Sea Intelligence blast other lines' C02 calculators
  • Sinotrans aims to deliver secure, speedy, cost-saving transport
  • Ahead of the game, Vanguard Logistics close to Belt and Road action
  • United joins AA, JetBlue in snubbing Boeing and buying Airbus
  • Call for same work, rests for cargo pilots as for passenger jet pilots
  • Lufthansa Cargo, ANA Cargo to bolster joint venture by digitisation

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • European shippers reject extension of BER without changes
  • FMT & IRClass sign MoU for strategic cooperation in latest generation bulk carrier designs
  • ITCO donates tank container to Shanghai Maritime University
  • Low-sulphur reference bunker index tracker published
  • India's apparel exports to EU face duty disadvantage, says Union Textiles Minister
  • MMTC places fresh order for 4,000 t of onions from Turkey
  • Karnataka's agri exporters urged to use New Mangalore Port
  • Mongla & Chattogram in Bangladesh are Ports of Call under Coastal Shipping Agreement between the two countries
  • Mumbai Port achieves record single day discharge of steel
  • Allcargo Logistics forays into express logistics with acquisition of Gati
  • Logistics & warehousing sector attracting noteworthy investment
  • Corporate Affairs Ministry launches Independent Director's Databank
  • Disappointment at repo rate status quo
  • Globalisation holding up despite pressure, shows index

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2019
  • The call of the east
  • China-Laos railway rail-welding yard inaugurated
  • Free transport brings relief
  • Noerpel starts express service
  • Geodis names EVP group legal & insurance
  • Hefty customer for APM Terminals in Costa Rica
  • ECS Group: full speed ahead
  • Capacity of the South Africa - Swaziland line to be doubled
  • EVC launches real estate project in Madrid
  • ACI Latin America and Caribbean elects director general
  • Cargolux Cargo iQ re-certified
  • Hamburg has high expectations about Singapore-EU FTA
  • Australian trucker expands fleet
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • New logistics facility for bathroom solutions
  • Closing a port can cost a fortune
  • New CSR director for Getlink
  • BelugaXL receives Type Certification

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • Air cargo carrier chiefs unite in demand for common standards across the EU
  • Ocean carriers' online carbon calculators are 'useless', says report
  • 'Explosive' revenue growth drives up H1 profits at Clipper Logistics
  • Ambitious plans to turn struggling Brescia Airport into a profitable cargo hub
  • Boom in manufacturing and e-commerce boosts Vietnam warehousing
  • DB Schenker on what's ahead for air freight in 2020

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • New Orleans grapples with continuing Algiers ferry issues
    New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and the Regional Transit Authority (RTA) Board of Commissioners have issued an update on the ongoing work by the RTA to restore ferry service for Algiers residents,
  • TTB program will focus on lessons learned and industry issues
    The conference program for Marine Log's upcoming TTB (Tugs, Towboats, Barges) event is developing rapidly. Being held at the Renaissance Mobile Riverview Plaza in Mobile, Ala., March 24 & 25, TTB will
  • Design for 25,000 TEU LNG-fueled box ship gains DnV GL AiP
    Thought containerships couldn't get any bigger? Seems they can. China's Hudong-Zhonghua Shipbuilding has plans for a 25,000 TEU box ship that would be the world's largest yet. It would also be LNG-fueled.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • 'Winning': the most overrated word in a trade war
    The current trade figures suggest that Donald Trump may be losing the upper hand in the US-China trade conflict
  • Norden to test biofuel bunkers
    The Danish shipowner Norden want to pilot a plant material-to-liquid fuels technology
  • World boxship fleet update: Scrubbing out capacity
    Idle fleet hits new highs as ships return to yards for scrubbers, but supply still outweighs demand
  • Premium rises not linked to IMO 2020, says North Club
    Most P&I Clubs have raised premiums recently but these are not driven by the risks associated with IMO 2020, Mr...
  • Teck Resources eyes boost in coal exports following rail deal
    Improvements now under way at Neptune Terminals are expected to increase the capacity of the facility by nearly 50% to 18.5m metric...
  • Viewpoint: Logistics log-jam
    At a time of heightened environmental consciousness, big diesel-engined ships and truck fleets have become perceived as a public enemy...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Ethane to feed China's gas shipbuilding ambition | Salvage industry said to be in 'decline phase' | ISU...
  • CSSC unveils LNG-powered 25,000 teu ship project
    Newly unveiled design comes despite scepticism about whether the size of the current largest boxship of 23,000 teu class should...
  • Top 10 in marine insurance 2019
    As part of our 2019 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series, we look at the very best global...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • White to step down as executive director at Port of Baltimore
  • Strong shippers tie transportation, procurement
  • Maersk expands Indian tech startup accelerator program
  • Australian shippers cautious on carrier exemption review
  • Special report: No two days the same in breakbulk chartering

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • Carnival takes delivery of delayed Costa Smeralda
    Carnival Corp has taken delivery of Costa Smeralda, the cruise giant's second LNG-powered cruiseship, for its Costa Cruises brand after two months of delays. The 180,000-gt vessel was set to start a Mediterranean cruise programme in October but that got postponed in mid-September to 30 November due to building delays at Finland's Meyer Turku shipyard. Departure from Savona, Italy, was put off a
  • Glencore under investigation for bribery
    Glencore, the world's largest commodities trader and a major charterer, is being investigated by UK authorities for alleged bribery. Glencore moves for second 2020 Bulkers newbuilding The Swiss giant confirmed the probe Thursday but declined to say anything further. "Glencore has been notified today that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened an investigation into suspicions of bribery in th
  • Piraeus Bank ordered to pay extra $5m in Brillante Virtuoso case
    Additional award means the bank must pay out a total of $16.4m in costs for losing the Brillante Virtuoso case
  • Cyprus to use converted Shell G-class for long-planned FSRU
    Infrastructure provider will use a 17-year-old LNG carrier for long-planned project which is targeting a 2022 start-up
  • Advantage Tankers moves into VLCC segment
    Turkish-controlled shipowner buys two 10-year-old ships from China VLCC
  • Titan LNG upscales with plan for new 8,000-cbm bunker barge
    Dutch bunkering outfit thinks big with third newbuilding and takes inspiration from Greek mythology
  • Cosco tanker arm receives approval for private placement
    Cosco Shipping Energy Transportation will use cash proceeds to fund 16-tanker newbuilding programme
  • Svitzer criticised over safety after chief engineer falls to his death
    UK accident report says Maersk company failed to evaluate risks before seafarer tried to board tug
  • India starts talks to free crew taken from Navios VLCC
    Navy also says anti-piracy patrols will need to be stepped up after latest West African pirate attack
  • IMO 2020 switchover is fuelling uncertainty
    Bunkering's new order is nearly upon us but it could be years before any index can become a pricing benchmark for lower-sulphur fuels
  • Zeaborn and the Zech effect
    How did a low-key multimillionaire industrialist become one of the biggest shipowners in Germany? TW+ talks to his right-hand shipping man
  • Kitack Lim re-elected as IMO secretary-general
    The newly elected IMO council will today pick its chair and vice-chair for 2020-21
  • Kleven Verft poised to deliver second hybrid cruiseship early
    Cruises scheduled to start in January
  • Norden joins race to develop lignin as ship fuel
    Danish owner teaming with Kvasir Technologies to develop bunkers from plant material
  • SBM Offshore orders two more FPSO hulls in China
    Dutch owner says units will be its fourth and fifth under Fast4Ward programme
  • APFC orders ferry quartet at Zhuhai Jianglong
    Philippines owner inks deal for catamarans at Zhuhai Jianglong
  • Eight stowaways taken from cargoship in Ireland
    Albanian men made themselves known to crew en route to Waterford
  • Hoegh Autoliners cuts workforce at Oslo headquarters
    Company cuts headcount by 40 amid hunt for operational efficiency gains in a tough car-carrier market
  • Saudi Arabia makes its first break in LNG shipping segment
    State-run Saudi Aramco and shipping arm Bahri move early in hunt for raft of vessels required from 2025
  • North P&I Club expects claims pain for pooled members
    International Group pool claims set to sky rocket as Golden Ray bill grows in excess of $100m
  • Iran's IRISL starting new service to get exports to Europe
    Bulker unit Sapid Shipping to use MPPs for Black Sea and east Mediterranean routes
  • Evergreen Marine ship sold for green scrapping in India is beached in Bangladesh
    Not all ships sold to cash buyers for scrapping under the Hong Kong Convention are going to green facilities
  • Crew rescued from listing cargoship off Greece
    Video shows New Leo rolling alarmingly in heavy seas
  • Bahri Chemicals set to join Maersk Tankers and Cargill MR pool
    Entrance of Saudi giant boosts pool to over 65 ships from 13 separate shipowners
  • Island Navigation taps STX Offshore for MR tankers
    Newbuildings are part of the company's fleet-renewal and expansion programme
  • Asian shipowners target global recycling rules by 2022
    China and Bangladesh lead the race to ratify recycling convention and trigger its enforcement worldwide
  • Clarkson-Platou's Stockton takes the helm at wet FFABA
    New chairman looks to target the US market which has been the sector's fastest growing area
  • New CNC service to link ports in Taiwan and Japan
    CNC, the intra-Asia shortsea brand of APL, has announced plans for an expansion of its North East Asia - South East Asia service. CNC takes over APL short-sea services The Taiwanese-based shipowner said the new service will link ports in its home country with those of Japan. "With the service, CNC will expand its extensive port coverage in Japan to Yokkaichi at the center of the Japanese archip
  • LNG shipping warned of strong headwinds in 2021 and 2022
    A heavy schedule of newbuilding deliveries and IMO 2020 may pose challenges to some shipowners

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • Debt, losses sink indigenous-owned Canadian carrier featured on 'Ice Road Truckers'
    Tli Cho Landtran Transport and affiliates will be closed and possibly sold after losing C$18 million in the past year and facing mounting debt reaching...
  • Confidence level low on U.S. enforcement of IMO 2020
    Billions of dollars in fuel costs at stake for containership owners.
  • New data confirms persistent decline in airfreight business
    Peak season is more like a mini-peak this year for air cargo.
  • Survey: trade-war fallout for supply chain still in early innings
    After all the trade turmoil, many legacy supply chains may still be in "wait-and-see" mode.
  • NFI, Penske reach electric-driving milestones with Freightliner test trucks
    The hype surrounding zero-emission electric trucks is evolving into real-world results for two major freight haulers. Both Penske Logistics and NFI Industries have crossed 10,000...
  • Postmates lays off employees, shutters Mexico City operations
    Postmates, the food-delivery startup, has closed its Mexico City operations and laid off dozens of employees, citing a lack of growth and a desire to...
  • Truckload stocks upgraded as fundamentals 'bottom'
    Truckload stocks get an upgrade at Goldman Sachs. Analyst cites "bottoming" fundamentals and the likelihood that the trucking downturn is nearing the midway point as...
  • COAC recommends moving CBP's electronic export manifest forward
    While Customs and Border Protection's Automated Commercial Environment has automated much of the cross-border trade process, the U.S. export manifest process remains paper intensive and...
  • Shelley Simpson on the efficiency of J.B. Hunt's 360box
    FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller chats with J.B. Hunt Chief Commercial Officer Shelley Simpson.
  • United Airlines changes CEO in planned transition
    Four years ago, United Airlines was a mess and customers were not happy. Under CEO Oscar Munoz, UAL is flying high again.
  • Cybersecurity rises to surface of maritime industry concerns
    HudsonAnalytix CEO recommends risk assessments and alleviation to protect ports, terminals and shipping lines from cyberattacks.
  • Carriers clawing back: power shifts towards the carriers for a second consecutive week
    Increased rates and signs of capacity slowly leaving the market continues the power shift towards carriers.
  • Freight Futures daily curve: 12/5
    Wednesday's Trucking Freight Futures forward curves point toward a choppy yet weaker market in 2020.
  • Commentary: In US vs. the world, trade flow tells the real truth
    CNBC trade expert and author Lori Ann LaRocco says if trade talks were really progressing, U.S. exports to China would be ticking up, not down.
  • Christmas tree shortage driving prices higher
    A limited supply of Christmas trees in Oregon, the country's No. 1 producer, continues to drive up wholesale and retail costs.
  • Commentary: Can technology alleviate ecommerce injuries?
    Brian Aoaeh writes about workplace injuries and workplace safety in the ecommerce age...
  • Heavy mountain snow slamming western U.S. through weekend
    Delays of freight movement likely from the Sierra Nevada to the Rockies the next few days. Plenty of snow.
  • ELD holdouts shouldn't expect mercy after looming compliance deadline
    There will not be a soft enforcement or grace period for noncompliant carriers.
  • Commentary: Missed signs of freight rail slowdown?
    Jim Blaze writes about the decline in rail freight; is it a recent event, or has it been taking place over a longer period?
  • Freight recession unlikely, says freight rail group executive
    U.S. rail volumes are down, but don't call it a freight recession, according to Association of American Railroads executive.
  • US solar cell tariffs darken 62,000 American jobs
    A Solar Energy Industries Association study says U.S. tariffs on crystalline silicon solar cells have pushed solar panel prices in the U.S. 43-57% above the...
  • Convoy closes out year of 'multiple breakthroughs'
    Riding a wave of innovations, the digital freight services startup ranked No. 3 on the FreightTech 25 list of most disruptive companies.
  • Leveraging robots-as-a-service in a competitive warehousing environment
    Warehouses are under pressure to increase product picking efficiency in a time of expedited e-commerce. Automation and robotics can help.
  • Today's Pickup: Saudi Arabia threatens to flood oil market if OPEC members don't cap production
    Saudi Arabia angry at low oil prices; consumer spend set to increase during holiday season; European wine production battles climate change.
  • TAPA pushes for collaboration with EU on its safe truck parking standard development
    Road transport organization TAPA has welcomed the EU initiative of creating a safe truck parking standard, while advocating for collaboration with its existing truck parking...
  • UPS truck drivers in UK threaten strike at big retailer's DC
    Job action would come during peak holiday shopping period.
  • Swiss WorldCargo opens Cancun export facility
    Carrier offering thrice-weekly service between Zurich and Cancun.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2019
  • Total to supply LNG for bunkering in Marseille
    Total and French shipping company CMA CGM have signed a 10-year agreement for the supply of around 270,000 mt/year of LNG, according to a statement from the French oil major.
  • Nigeria's low-sulfur Egina crude sees IMO 2020 boost
    Nigeria's Egina crude has seen values rise as its low-sulfur qualities make it attractive to refiners ahead of the International Maritime Organization's stricter 0.5% sulfur cap on marine fuel coming into force from January 1, sources said.
  • 0.5% marine fuel barges see biggest rise since Saudi oil attacks
    The barge market for 0.5% sulfur marine fuel in Northwest Europe saw its largest day-on-day rise Wednesday since the mid-September attacks on Saudi Arabian oil infrastructure, as market participants geared up for the approaching IMO 2020 mandate.
  • Bunkering operations resume at Novorossiisk
    Bunkering operations have restarted at the Port of Novorossiisk after a storm, sources said.
  • ICE Brent settles higher as OPEC+ considers output cuts
    ICE Brent crude futures settled higher Thursday as traders awaited details on a proposal that OPEC and its allies cut an additional 500,000 b/d of crude production.

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