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21 October 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:19 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
  • LA port shatters records again while Long Beach continues slide
  • Evergreen orders ten 23,000-TEU ships from 3 yards for US$1.6 billion
  • 75pc of AmChamers think US tariffs unwise - up from 69pc in '18
  • OOCL notes 2 cancellations of round trip transpacific sailings
  • Seaspan buys 9,600-TEU ship and charters it out to ONE
  • Kerry flies 2 sealions from UK to theme park on Hainan Island
  • HK may be weak link for US technology, say Democrat and GOP senators
  • Backlash risks Xi's Belt and Road costing US$800 billion: study
  • Major shipping lobbies resigned to IMO 2020, but plead for fuel availability
  • Eco concerns rise as US Navy disbands Climate Change Task Force
  • China's swine flu loss is South America's gain as beef export volumes soar
  • CMA CGM levies US$386 THC per reefer box at Vladivostok, Dutch ports
  • Automaker Chery unveils new model at the China-Arab Summit
  • SF Airlines adds second Bangladesh run from Changsha to Dacca
  • Heathrow cargo volumes drop 10pc in August to 126,864 tonnes
  • Saudia Cargo ups freighter flight frequency to Europe, US, Africa
  • Convair CV-440 cargo aircraft crash in Ohio kills 2 people on board
  • Yuan's depreciation appears to be pushing up price of Bitcoin

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2019
  • Flexibility seen as key in shipping transitioning to lower carbon future
  • Hapag-Lloyd launches new Region South Europe
  • Hermeneutic breadth of 'Letter of Indemnity' for 'Release of Cargo' without OBL
  • Ravi Shankar Prasad launches maritime communication services in India
  • Port of Salalah achieves highest productivity
  • Prime Minister inaugurates Sahibganj riverine multimodal terminal
  • Commercial vehicle makers continue to plan production halts at factories
  • GreenBase signs industrial & warehousing deal with Vestas India
  • Gujarat again tops logistics index chart
  • New MMTG Bill to be presented for Cabinet approval soon
  • Railways announces freight incentives
  • Govt fixes minimum export price for onions
  • Majority of key export sectors show negative growth in Aug.
  • New export incentive scheme & other measures announced
  • Allcargo Logistics carries out Dadar beach clean-up drive in Mumbai for a cleaner & sustainable environment
  • Major operation against fraudulent IGST refund claims
  • MALA 2019 on Sept. 20 to see industry stalwarts present their perspectives
  • Vestiges of licence raj must go

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2019
  • Another US short-line railroad changes owner
  • Red Hawk appoints logistics specialist
  • Jumbo Transport adds third hub in Denmark
  • UK's newest inland port excels in its first year
  • Port of Long Beach enjoys a busy August 2019
  • Korean Air adjusts Asian Pacific frequencies
  • Kazakhstan unlocks TIR's potential to combat illicit trade
  • ACS builds on growing Spanish market
  • New CFO for Ceva and CMA CGM
  • Calling at the port of Corpus Christi for the first time
  • Logistics for sweets
  • Via Trans-Siberian from Japan to Europe in just 11 days
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Erich Staake enters the logistics hall of fame
  • Ryder opens largest facility in Texas
  • Baltic Exchange introduces cost tracking tool
  • Improved conditions for perishables at Toronto airport

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • Spot rates in freefall, carriers now mull blanking voyages without notice
  • 'No break up of DP-DHL', says US chief - 'strength comes from unity'
  • Human rights abuse alert as China's Xinjiang supply chain links expand
  • Strong first half for Port Klang's Westports, but can it win back traffic from Singapore?
  • Forwarders aim for 'customer experience', but shippers want lower prices
  • Takeover bid looming for Eddie Stobart Logistics

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • Houston Ship Channel protestors switch ropes for handcuffs
    The Coast Guard reopened the Houston Ship Channel today after a protest demonstration near Baytown, Texas, had closed it. The closure on began Thursday morning after Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received notification that
  • WISTA USA opens Great Lakes/ Midwest Region Chapter
    The Women's International Shipping & Trading Association USA (WISTA USA) opened its eleventh chapter - Great Lakes/ Midwest Region Chapter - and welcomed its 700th member earlier this year. The chapter will

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • From the News Desk: 2050 is the new 2020 - an overview of London International Shipping Week
    London International Shipping Week was dominated by discussions about the acceleration in the climate change agenda and how the shipping...
  • Men must work on shipping's diversity push, BIMCO boss warns
    BIMCO president Sadan Kaptanoglu and a panel of industry figures in London discussed how the industry can move from diversity...
  • Shipping's future lies beyond Brexit and beyond shipping
    The agenda during London International Shipping Week made clear that the generational shift required to survive the disruptive headwinds blowing...
  • UK maritime sector pledges 2050 GHG neutrality support
    Leading companies and associations set out to push the climate change agenda, while also calling for investment in new technologies
  • Abandoned seafarers handed unpaid wages after three-year ordeal
    Four seafarers who worked on the abandoned Elite Way Marine Services-owned barge, which ended up languishing off the coast of...
  • Market readies for ballast water challenges
    Ballast water treatment systems manufacturers claim the systems market is ready. But are shipowners?
  • D'Amico says tanker demand hit by Middle East tensions
    Aside from increased demand ahead of IMO 2020, the company expects an expansion in US oil-product shipments to Asia and...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: LISW Day 5 - Our key takeaways from the week
    The Lloyd's List team have squeezed into their finest formal attire, popped a cork and gathered round the microphone to...
  • UK naval presence is making Gulf safe for shipping, says commander
    UK-flagged tanker Stena Impero, which was detained by Iran's Revolutionary Guards in the Strait of Hormuz on July 19, remains...
  • Maersk customers absorb IMO 2020 bunker surcharges
    Despite initial resistance from shipper groups, liner customers are coming to accept they will foot the bill for low-sulphur fuel
  • Australia cracks down on shipping's 'slave labour' issue
    AMSA reiterated it had clear powers to ban ships for breaches of international maritime regulations and would not tolerate operators...
  • Daily Briefing
    Scrubber corrosion repairs required less than six months after installation | UK Flag shakes off 'Brexodus' with new vision to...
  • Malaysia's LNG bunkering facilities ready by first quarter of 2020
    Malaysia will capitalise on its position as one of the world's top suppliers of the super-chilled gas
  • CMA CGM appoints Olivier Casanova as deputy financial chief
    His appointment comes after CMA CGM reported a net loss of $109m in April-June this year, despite a net profit...
  • Port of Brunswick re-opens after cargo carrier incident
    'We want to make sure we go at slow speeds, that there's no wake from the vessel that would shift...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • More trans-Pacific carriers to levy interim IMO surcharges in November
  • Larger container lines squeezing intra-Asia carriers
  • Saia expands as LTL truckers navigate softer market
  • India pushes JNPT productivity ahead of trade rankings
  • Contship expands La Spezia gateway to Central Europe

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • MPC and Ahkrenkiel join IMO 2020 enforcement group
    German owners lend weight to Trident Alliance's efforts to ensure low sulphur rules are obeyed.
  • US Coast Guard searches for man menacing safety channel
    The US Coast Guard is searching for a man who, among other things, threatened to shoot down the agency's aircraft while claiming to be from the Russian government. According to a report from the Tampa Bay Times, the threats were made by a man and over radio channel 22A, the maritime safety channel. Four missing crew pulled to safety from capsized car carrier Hurricane Dorian shutters Florida po
  • Sigtto pushes the cake out as it celebrates turning 40
    Society's members past and present remember the past and look to a very different future
  • Fire extinguished on tanker at Equinor terminal
    Norwegian facility partially evacuated after blaze in engine room of Dubai Harmony.
  • LNG-fuelled ships risk becoming stranded in zero-carbon future
    LNG fuel's position as a long-term solution was questioned during London International Shipping Week, but owners have their eye on synthetic fuels.
  • Eight more Clyde & Co partners leaving
    Two US insurance and cyber security teams going it alone, following UK departures.
  • No new ships and no share buybacks, Ardmore to hold onto its cash
    The New York-traded Irish tanker owner intends to remain financially conservative
  • Boluda's Kotug Smit takeover could increase cashflow 'volatility'
    But ratings agency Fitch says move will also boost diversification efforts.
  • Star Bulk to leave seat vacant after director quits
    Greek bulker owner says Roger Schmitz departing after six years on board.
  • Color Group eyes buybacks with new bond issue
    Norwegian ferry owner heading out on the road to drum up business for new debt sale.
  • Toba snaps up Marlow boxship for Arkon charter
    Georgian manager renames JRS Capella to run between Turkey and Libya.
  • Eletson LR2 first to dock at Grand Bahamas post Dorian
    Greek-owned tanker returns to complete work started before weather disruptions
  • Trump's trade war and Vale dam to hit demand growth says Clarksons
    US-China 'trade war' and Vale dam impact has prompted revision, says UK shipbroker
  • Australia bans bulker duo over wage arrears
    But third ship, Chinese-owned Xing Ning Hai, was released after MLC checks.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • Lufthansa issues temporary ban after dangerous cargo found
    German air carrier set to lift ban by next week.
  • FreightWaves oil report: a "new" refinery about to launch to help supply the East Coast
    A refinery in the Caribbean that was closed in 2012 is springing back to life, and it has a role in IMO 2020 compliance.
  • Down Under Trucking: new truck sales in free fall
    In Australia this week: new truck sales this year in Australia are slumping when compared to last year; transport company PAGE buys Allalong to exploit...
  • Living with uncertainty
    DB Schenker's head of Americas says uncertainty arising from events such as the U.S.-China tariff war means shippers will increasingly need to source from multiple...
  • Pendulum continues to swing toward U.S. East Coast ports
    Data confirms that U.S. importers are increasingly opting to bring Asian cargoes into East Coast ports.
  • Amazon shifts two freighters from Atlas Air to ATSG operation
    Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has transferred flying responsibility for two leased Boeing 767-300 freighters from Atlas Air Worldwide to Air Transport International, a charter airline owned...
  • National freight volumes closing in on two month winning streak
    National outbound tender volumes and rejection rates support brewing optimism surrounding trucking market
  • Canadian railways, government have big plans for Vancouver and Prince Rupert
    Millions in private and public funding are going toward the two western Canadian ports.
  • UPS paying $8.4 million to settle overcharge claims
    U.S. government alleged company broke federal contract pricing rules.
  • TIA President expects growth in 3PL industry
    TIA President is excited to see what the future holds for the 3PL industry.
  • Infrastructure destruction stymies logistics for Bahamas relief
    Hurricane Dorian's devastation of Grand Bahamas Island and the Abaco Islands is so widespread that logistics providers lack basic infrastructure to deliver relief supplies, leading...
  • Rail authority proposes rules to make contesting rates easier
    The Surface Transportation Board has proposed two rules that could ease shippers' burdens when contesting rail rates.
  • Freight Futures daily curve: 9/13
    Market interest shifts West with potential ease in trade tensions.
  • Golden Ray a tourist attraction
    The Port of Brunswick reopens to restricted traffic as the investigation into the capsizing of the car carrier continues.
  • Dismissal sought for FedEx export control lawsuit
    The Justice Department has asked the express carrier's lawsuit to be dismissed, stating that it should be up to Congress and not the court to...
  • Tropical cyclone eyeing Florida this weekend
    Wet weekend for parts of the southeastern U.S. thanks to what will likely become Tropical Storm Humberto.
  • Precision railroading is OK so far, but there are lots of concerns: FTR panelists
    Pictured above, left to right: Glenn Smith, Wayne Farms; John Schmitter, KEP; Todd Tranausky, FTR) A shipper and a consultant talking about how precision railroading's...
  • U.S. lawmakers demand Amazon cut last-mile contractor ties
    "Aggressive" management style has led to driver abuse, senators claim.
  • FMC's container availability 'interpretive' rule up for review
    The Federal Maritime Commission welcomes container shipping industry's comments on recommendations to bring clarity and fairness to the assessment of demurrage and detention fees.
  • Fitch Ratings downgrades economic forecast
    The primary cause of the deteriorating outlook for the next 12 to 18 months is trade policy.
  • Today's Pickup: New video game is about making it as a trucker
    Dutch-made Truck Driver promises a story-driven experience of building a career hauling freight.
  • At Foodora, a new twist in battle over contract labor
    A union drive seeks worker protections in the gig economy.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2019
  • Singapore residue stocks fall for 2nd consecutive week on firm HSFO demand
    Singapore's commercial stocks of residues slid 5.78% on the week, the second straight week of decline, owing to firm demand for high sulfur fuel oil cargoes, according to latest data released by Enterprise Singapore and trade sources.
  • HSFO East-West swap hits new year to date high on tight supply
    Tight cargo supply in the Singapore region propelled the high sulfur fuel oil East-West front month swap to a new year-to-date high Friday, S&P Global Platts data showed.
  • ARA fuel oil stocks edge lower, HSFO remains tight
    Fuel oil stocks in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub, as measured by Insights Global, fell 1% to 1.264 million mt in the week to Wednesday, to be in line with 1.281 million mt a year ago.
  • FUTURES 4: Crude edges lower as market digests demand downgrades, geopolitical scene
    Crude futures remained rangebound Friday as the market continued to digest news of recent demand downgrades and US foreign relations with China and Iran.
  • Backwardation, physical premiums rise in GC HSFO on extreme tightness
    The US Gulf Coast HSFO physical and paper market ended a tumultuous week that broke all-time backwardation records.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • SINGAPORE DATA: Aug bunker fuel sales fall 7% to 3.67 mil mt




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