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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2019
  • US voices 'grave concern' over increasing violence in HK
  • Maersk announces sudden departure of head of operations Soren Toft
  • Evergreen's Q3 profit plunges nearly 90pc with revenue up 11pc
  • World's largest box ship, 23,656 TEU MSC Isabella, calls at Singapore port
  • HK's ninth Asian Logistics and Maritime Conference opens November 19
  • Asia-Europe air cargo rates pick up, indicating signs of a peak season
  • dnata gains IATA's CEIV Pharma certification at Dubai World Central
  • Global air cargo volume continues downwards slide as volumes fall 4.5pc in Sept
  • Qatar Airways to link up with IndiGo to boost traffic from India
  • IAG to acquire Air Europa to transform Madrid into a major European hub

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • Atul Ubale appointed Director of SCI's Bulk Carriers & Tankers Division
  • FIATA critical of detention & demurrage process
  • IMO launches online tool to smoothen reporting formalities for vessels
  • Shipping industry discusses key challenges at Tripartite Forum in Tokyo
  • Vanguard Logistics commencing operations in Sri Lanka
  • Zeamarine appoints Namir Khanbabi as Regional Director
  • DGTR recommends extension of anti-dumping duty on imports of clear float glass
  • MMTC to import 1 lt of onions urgently
  • Plastic exports fall 6 pc
  • CNG terminal at Bhavnagar gets approval
  • Port operations resume after Cyclone Bulbul
  • PSA Chennai sets another productivity record
  • Rotterdam port mulling container transport through electric trucks in port area
  • Two majestic luxury cruise liners home ported together at Mumbai Harbour
  • Umm Qasr port back to normal functioning

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2019
  • Bundled into Dubai
  • From Germany to Hungary in one round trip per day
  • Third shunting track at the Schwedenkai
  • Zeamarine appoints Namir Khanbabi
  • European funds for the port of Piraeus
  • Heavy-duty transport in Portugal
  • Etihad Cargo enhances control performance
  • ESR establishes new logistics mandate in Australia
  • GE picks Selam Amare as country leader for Ethiopia
  • Testing "Dumbo"
  • New player on the waters: E2F in France
  • Intermodal business under new ownership
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • DHL and Hewlett Packard aim at improving invoice processes
  • New country manager for Serbia
  • UK carrier delivers cement to infrastructure projects
  • Maersk vessel tests battery propulsion
  • Scottish carrier starts fleet renewal with full freighters
  • Emirates Skycargo strengthens its pharma offerings

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • Profits on the up at Deutsche Post-DHL as third-quarter earnings soar
  • Q3 results show a bullish DFDS defying the economic odds in Europe
  • Australian shipper raps hiked port fees for containers and eyes bulk transport
  • PayCargo instant payments system takes off in air cargo
  • Want Americans to buy US products? Dump the Jones Act

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • Torm to postpone some scrubber installations until 2020
    In its latest quarterly report, Copenhagen-headquartered products tanker operator Torm says it has decided to postpone some scrubber installations to the first and the second quarter of 2020. Torm says it expects
  • Another delay in delivery of Canada's first AOPS
    The Toronto Star reports that the delivery date of the Royal Canadian Navy's first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship has again been pushed back. The original plan was to have Irving Shipbuilding
  • Jon Holvik joins Thrustmaster as Executive VP
    Thrustmaster of Texas has named Jon Holvik as Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems. The appointment follows Thrustmaster's acquisition earlier this year of Rolls-Royce's ICON Dynamic Positioning business.
  • Marine Log FERRIES 2019 broke new ground
    Marine Log's FERRIES 2020 event will need a larger space than this year's, which saw available exhibit space sell out and a packed conference room. Held in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on November
  • Carnival beefs up internal ethics and compliance team
    Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE: CCL; NYSE: CUK), has announced seven new hires and internal promotions as part of the development of its new companywide ethics and compliance function, first announced in
  • ABS issues guidance on containership cargo fires
    The just-published ABS Guide for Fire-Fighting Systems for Cargo Areas of Container Carriers is the first of its kind to address firefighting and safety systems of cargo holds of container vessels, the
  • Crowley adds 300 more reefer containers
    Crowley Logistics has added 300 new refrigerated (reefer) cargo containers to its fleet just in time for the peak perishables shipping season. The additional units are all 40-foot-long high cubes and have

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • Shipping edges towards mandatory R&D fund
    A proposal under consideration by five industry associations could force ships to pay $2 for each tonne of fuel they...
  • Rosneft grapples with unsold Venezuelan crude as exports slump
    Rosneft's trading arm is vital to Venezuelan crude sales as Chinese refiners shun direct purchases since the US administration tightened...
  • Freight forwarders criticise detention and demurrage process
    Freight forwarders call for more transparent and business-orientated process
  • Klaveness scales down in the supramax segment
    Talks with potential pool partners should be concluded in the coming months, says Torvald Klaveness
  • Container demand slowdown goes beyond trade war
    GDP multiplier goes into negative territory as September volumes contract, taking annual growth to just 1%
  • Torm confident of sustained market strength
    Given recent market strength and yard capacity issues, the company is pushing back some scrubber retrofits into next year
  • Ports detail the impact of climate change
    Significant and critical downtimes are leading to closures of up to three days and costs of up to $10m, a...
  • MPC Capital buys stake in German broker
    MPC Capital claims the Albis deal will complement its technical management company, Ahrenkiel Tankers
  • ICTSI gains from Papua New Guinea terminals and tariff adjustments
    Chairman and president Enrique Razon Jr says the company remains 'conscious of the current geopolitical trade tensions'
  • Euronav secures LSFO deal in Malaysia
    Linggi port will provide low-sulphur marine fuels and other services for Euronav's vessels on east-of-Suez routes
  • Singapore boosts IMO 2020 bunker buffer
    About 40% of the inventory of very-low sulphur fuel oil and marine gasoil in and around Singapore is stored in...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Greek owners call for industry discipline on green agenda | Who pays for shipping's carbon tax? |...
  • RCL opens direct link between south China hub and Cambodia
    RCL says there has been demand from its Pearl River Delta customers to call directly at Guangdong for faster connectivity...
  • California ports show hesitant growth trajectory despite tariffs
    Los Angeles had a bad October, but is having a good year. Long Beach is having a bad year, but...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • California trucker complaint seeks to overturn AB5
  • Boston wins $20 million DOT grant for terminal expansion
  • MPV/HL charter rates stuck in sideways mode
  • Port of LA warns of sharp Q4 volume drop on tariffs
  • German companies link up to tackle Japan's offshore wind market
  • Evergreen clings to profitability in third quarter
  • JNPT aims to stem north India diversions with new rail offering
  • Evergreen ties up with BlueX to provide online booking

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • Thieves target product tanker in Singapore Strait
    Attempted boarding is fourth such incident in a month in Traffic Separation Scheme.
  • Korea P&I calls for collaboration to stem losses and drive safety
    Chief operating officer says all insurers should put safety before competitive advantage and pool data, skills and resources
  • Mats Berglund bucks trend in asset-light world of handies
    Head of the largest handysize owner says pure chartering strategy fails to deliver in charter intensive segment
  • Sleeker Tidewater preparing for offshore sector takeovers
    The company is paring down its fleet and C-suite with an eye on pulling the sector out of its downturn
  • BW Group buys up Flex LNG shares
    BW Group has taken a stake in John Fredriksen's Flex LNG. As of 31 October, the Andreas Sohmen-Pao-led outfit owns 560,000 shares in the New York- and Oslo-traded gas carrier owner, good for just about 1% of the company, Flex disclosed. BW LPG confirms $9m profit from sale of last two LGCs Flex LNG takes shipmanagement in-house in first for Fredriksen It is unclear when or why BW took the posi
  • Diana Shipping offers to repurchase $10m in shares
    Diana Shipping is looking to take back as much as $10m worth of its own company. The New York-listed bulker owner has begun a tender offer to buy up to 2.74 million outstanding common units at $3.65 per share. The offer will expire 11 December, unless extended or withdrawn, Simeon Palios-led Diana Shipping said. Does Diana Shipping's family plan work in public markets? "The board of directors
  • Carnival quadruples the size of its environmental compliance team
    The company now has eight employees focused on following environmental regulations and its own ethical standards
  • Dry bulk's summer of love may be over, but outlook is still bright
    Optimists abound despite the Baltic Dry Index having fallen back to earth in recent weeks
  • Torm CEO: product tanker optimism is 'backed up by the numbers'
    Jacob Meldgaard, Torm's executive director, said product tanker rates are likely to stay 'stronger for longer'
  • Nasdaq sells its freight derivatives business to EEX
    Consolidation in the cleared freight derivatives market leaves EEX and Singapore Exchange in "a two-horse race".
  • Generational change at broker Frachtcontor as Moller retires
    Hamburg shop appoints Jacob Christian Pedersen as managing director to replace long-serving tanker boss
  • Delta Tankers likely in the clear over oil spill, says image expert
    Satellite image analysis reveals no evidence against Greek tanker, but points to ship gone 'dark' as possible culprit
  • Last Arc7 prepares to sail into Yamal LNG fleet
    A final Arc7 LNG carrier is readying to leave DSME shipyard in South Korea, marking the conclusion of the 15-ship newbuilding project for Russia's Yamal LNG. Data analyst iGIS/LNG said the 172,00-cbm newbuilding Yakov Gakkel has shifted to the Okpo yard's outer anchorage after paying a visit to Korea Gas' Tongyeong LNG terminal. Cosco rejigs shareholdings to free LNG carriers from sanctions Arc
  • Pangaea Logistics Solutions nearing half-decade of profits in dry bulk trade
    Rhode Island operator uses cargo-first approach to be 'different', chief executive says, even as broadening shareholder appeal remains a challenge
  • Crew shot and beaten as pirates raid PSV off Mexico
    Up to eight armed men boarded Micoperi's Remas on Monday
  • Gard edges further ahead of rivals after profits boost
    Chief executive explains how the Norwegian insurer has made money in a difficult marine insurance market
  • Alexander Panagopulos backs LNG pathway to sustainable shipping
    Forward Maritime Group founder pushes back over Clean Shipping Coalition's LNG claims
  • Adapt or die? Shipmanagement faces a critical juncture
    TradeWinds' Business Focus on Shipmanagement has found that commoditisation, digital disruption and in-house offerings threaten to erode future earnings in the third-party management sector
  • Wilmer Ruperti heading to trial in Novoship sex-tape row
    Venezuelan businessman fails to win summary judgment in dispute over alleged breach of 2016 settlement agreement
  • Solstad Offshore anchor handler wins long-term work in Brazil
    The contract win follows a six-vessel deal awarded to Solstad last week.
  • Shipmanagement at crossroads between quality and cost
    Increasing complexity of the business threatens to erode earnings but third-party managers are ready to make their case
  • FA Vinnen and German partner set to hit secondhand market
    Boxship firm ready to grow after equity tie-up
  • Michael Vinnen pins his family's fortunes on three-pillar growth strategy
    German company's bicentennial plans include expanding in managing crew
  • Cosco Shipping International hurt by higher costs
    Singapore-listed bulker owner posts lower earnings in the third quarter
  • Torm focused on bull market despite weak third-quarter results
    Softer freight rates affected the Danish product tanker specialist's bottom line in the third quarter, but things are looking up.
  • Fire extinguished on Rieber research ship off Senegal
    No injuries reported after blaze breaks out in engine room of Polar Marquis
  • Polembros offloads oldest tanker and sets sights on newbuildings
    Indian buyers take the 150,800-dwt Nautic (built 1998) as the Spiros Polemis-led outfit pushes ahead with renewal
  • Norne Research starts Belships coverage with a buy
    Analyst says bulker company has a reliable owner and attractive spot exposure
  • Mitsui E&S to slash production at Chiba shipyard
    Japanese engineering company forced into yard cut-backs after announcing massive losses
  • Odfjell: IMO 2020 fuel spread may not be 'very scary'
    CEO Kristian Morch says company research suggests owners will not see "runaway prices" for compliant bunkers
  • Klaveness aims to double number of pool ships but scale down supramax operations
    Norwegian owner says it is in talks with third parties as it focuses on panamaxes and post-panamaxes
  • Euronav inks LSFO pact with Malaysia's Linggi Port
    Formal agreement follows arrival of ULCC Oceania (built 2003) in Southeast Asia last month
  • Carl Schou says China is key to restore Wilhelmsen LNG book
    CEO is counting on Chinese appetite for growth strategy as he eyes nascent cruise sector
  • China Merchants Energy buoyed by US sanctions on rival Cosco
    World's largest VLCC owner tipped to enjoy a profitable fourth quarter
  • Cleaves sees value in LNG players after brutal sell-off
    Oslo-based brokerage forecasts cyclical peak in late 2020 with potential weaker earnings in 2021 to 2022
  • Shipbuilders showing 'strong interest' in Kiwi ferry order
    Barry Rogliano Salles leading search for yard to build replacement tonnage for New Zealand operator
  • Maritime & Merchant Bank says markets continue to defy turmoil
    Despite tanker market rally Oslo-based bank says prospects for the sector remain promising

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • California trucker group files challenge to law restricting independent contractors
    As truckers wrestle with a new California law, AB5, that seeks to limit independent contractors, a trucking organization based in the state has filed a...
  • ICTSI increases throughput and revenues but net income slips into the red
    It's a largely good set of third-quarter results for the Philippines-based but globally operating container terminal operator ICTSI. "Strong financial performance," says President and Chairman...
  • Leveraging tech to move freight faster and safer - Demo Day 1 highlights
    Technology that helps you get the most from your drivers, trucks and trailers was in the spotlight at the Rapid-Fire Demonstrations on Tuesday at FreightWaves...
  • FreightWaves LIVE: Demo Day 1 - Afternoon Highlights
    Technology to help with freight asset operations, sales and technology integration highlighted the third block of demonstrations at FreightWaves LIVE in Chicago on Nov. 12....
  • Amazon effect pushes traditional freight transport outside comfort zone (with video)
    Ryan Rogers, chief transformation officer at Covenant Transportation Group, said the online retail giant has challenged the movers of goods as to what is possible.
  • The Uberization of Freight? Uber Freight knows something about that (with video)
    The Uberization of Freight has come to mean many things, but to Uber Freight Senior Director Bill Driegert, it means relieving pain points for carriers...
  • Radiant Logistics' report ahead of expectations, but peak season likely to disappoint
    Radiant Logistics posts a good quarter, but warns that peak shipping season isn't shaping up heading into the holidays.
  • Hassett Express seeks to shed 'quiet company' image
    CEO Michelle Halkerston has initiated technology investments and initiatives that will raise the profile of her company's large domestic air freight forwarding operation.
  • TrinityRail®: HourglassTM, TrinFloTM the New Shape of Railcars
    TrinityRail has two new railcars: the HourglassTM and the TrinFloTM.
  • Technology is a powerful tool the industry isn't using enough, Trucking Alliance's Lane Kidd says
    The Trucking Alliance's managing director Lane Kidd told Craig Fuller on Fuller Speed Ahead that technology could be used more effectively by the industry to...
  • DOT awards $900 million for multi-modal projects
    Trump administration divvies up 55 BUILD grants among 35 states
  • Work ethic, synergy help Chicago stay on top of logistics industry
    At the end of the day, logistics is still simple: "Take care of the customer and the rest will take care of itself," Findley said.
  • Fear not the robo-apocalpyse, analysis of autonomous trucking suggests
    A study released by autonomous truck startup Ike suggests that instead of eliminating jobs, some approaches to automation shift the task from long-haul to short-haul...
  • Threat of another Lufthansa strike dropped - for now
    Airline and union reach truce
  • Constant evolution vital for freight forwarders to stay relevant
    Third-party logistics providers must be ready to optimize data, streamline communications and never stop evolving to be successful in today's marketplace, said Mike Powell, chief...
  • Freight Futures daily curve: 11/12
    Trucking Freight Futures Markets were little changed with light holiday interest.
  • Craig Fuller unveils SONAR 5.0: multimodal data and trucking rate forecasting (with video)
    SONAR 5.0 has new maps, alerts, rate predictions, and air and ocean data.
  • Today's Pickup: Saudi Arabia's state oil company Aramco has the lowest breakeven costs in the world
    Aramco's breakeven cost is below $10 per barrel; Alibaba registers $1 billion in sales in 1:08 minutes on Singles Day; Chinese pork imports at an...
  • Telling the stories of truck drivers (with video)
    Rachel Premack, a rising transportation reporter at Business Insider, has become a champion among truck drivers for covering the issues from their perspective.
  • Tariffs endanger $186 billion in US economic activity, study finds
    Risks based on cargo moving through Los Angeles/Long Beach ports
  • Schneider CEO: AB5, other regulatory changes could spark "re-regulation" of industry (with video)
    Mark Rourke, CEO of Schneider National, right, told George Abernathy, president of FreightWaves, that a series of regulations hitting the industry will affect expenses or...
  • Canadian Pacific reaches all-time monthly record for grain volumes
    The railway hauled record grain and grain products volumes in October.
  • Brokerage rivals Pyatt, Silver talk about the culture of competition (with video)
    The future of freight brokerage is a renewed focus on people.
  • Lake-effect snow machine keeps cranking in Midwest, Northeast
    Up to a foot of lake-effect snow possible from Midwest to interior New England. A lot of messy roads, runways.
  • Percentage of compliant carriers stagnates ahead of December ELD deadline
    The stagnation suggests that only the most die-hard ELD holdouts are still clinging to their old devices.
  • Giving truck drivers' jobs a FreightTech makeover (with video)
    NEXT Trucking is following a path that many FreightTech companies are also navigating, and it believes that its drayage solution will ultimately help truck drivers...
  • Commentary: Spring floods have lasting impact on Midwestern transportation market
    For anyone in and around the Corn Belt in 2019, the lasting effects of this spring's flooding are still front and center in everyone's mind....
  • Daseke sees large loss as it "rightsizes" operations
    Daseke, Inc. reports a large loss amid operational restructuring and weaker flatbed demand. The company announces new initiatives as its reorganization continues.
  • Riga airport expands to keep up with surge in cargo volume
    Latvian airport to double cargo handling capacity
  • FreightWaves leaders discuss evolution from blog to media powerhouse
    FreightWaves employs about 40 reporters across the globe, produces 10 podcasts and has launched the first streaming TV network dedicated to freight.
  • Fracking sand company sees its stock almost halve on big customer loss
    The broader issue for Carbo is the weak oil and gas market that has impacted the oil patch.
  • Commentary: The dark zone in for-hire trucking changes
    Connectivity is crucial to success in trucking. Darren Prokop writes about various aspects of connectivity that make trucking more transparent and efficient.
  • Deutsche Post posts mid single-digit revenue gains in quarter, with Express division leading way
    Deutsche Post posts decent third-quarter results despite weak global macro environment
  • Firm that backed Lyft, Facebook bets on autonomous trucks
    MIT-incubated start-up looks for learning models; just what food truck do you like?
  • Transporting oil and gas drilling rigs is a tough business in an unpredictable market
    Moving oil rigs and oil-drilling equipment is not for the faint of heart. Every niche industry presents unique supply chain challenges, but oil rig transporters...
  • U.K. retailer John Lewis to use cow manure to power its delivery fleets
    John Lewis will now use carbon-neutral renewable biomethane to power hundreds of its delivery trucks by 2021.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2019
  • Residual fuel oil Handysize freight rates at 10-month high for Black Sea, Med
    An influx of cargoes of residual fuel oil in the Black Sea and Mediterranean markets coupled with a tight tonnage list have led freight rates for Handysize tankers to a 10-month high, according to S&P Global Platts data.
  • MARINE FUEL ROUNDUP: Bunker Partner supplies 0.5% S FO in Russian Far East
    Bunker supplier Bunker Partner has started supplying 0.5% sulfur fuel oil for bunkers at a clutch of Russian Far Eastern locations, the company said on its website.
  • MARINE FUEL ROUNDUP: Galp to supply 0.5% fuel at Portuguese ports from Nov 15
    Portugal's Galp will start supplying its own blend of 0.5% marine fuel from November 15 at all mainland Portuguese ports, the company said in a statement Tuesday. Supply of 0.5% bunker fu
  • FUTURES 4: Crude settles slightly lower as market awaits fresh indicators
    Crude futures settled slightly lower Tuesday following a largely rangebound session, as market participants awaited developments from the US-China trade negotiations.
  • T.A.G. Marine, Euronav sign low sulfur bunkering agreement ahead of IMO 2020
    The deal positions KLIP as a bunkering hub for ships transiting the Straits of Malacca.
  • European light, sweet crude grades find support from IMO 2020 demand: sources
    "IMO [demand] is here," one trader said.
  • Singapore Marine Fuel/380 CST HSFO cargo spread widens 6% to year-to-date high on IMO 2020
    The spread first breached the $100/mt mark on Sept 24, from which it rose to $115.27/mt on Sept 30, Platts data showed.
  • Platts will discontinue 90 kt, 150 kt Americas freight assessments
    Platts understands that fixtures on these routes typically reflect vessels of a smaller size.
  • MARINE FUEL ROUNDUP: CYE Petrol to supply VLSFO from Istanbul in Dec
    CYE to supply 0.5%-S bunker fuel from December.
  • Platts to amend cargo sizes for Caribbean Suezmax assessments
    There has been a shift to fixing on a larger cargo basis for Suezmax voyages loading in the Caribbean in recent years.

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