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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 19, 2019
  • CMA CGM hikes Asia-Southern Africa rate US$300/TEU from April 1
  • Private sector differs with public sector on damage of IMO 2020
  • US-China trade dispute will not end in March - maybe in April with luck
  • Shenzhen's Huawei pleads not guilty to US fraud charges in Iran deal
  • China's factory output growth weakest since records began in 1995
  • Panalpina dedicates revamped warehouse to cold chain in Brazil
  • Twelve global carriers slowed transits to save whales and, blue skies
  • East, S Africa & India Ocean box trade to recover from slowdown: study
  • Lufthansa 2018 profit down 7.6pc to US$2.5 billion as revenue rises 6pc
  • Etihad Airways narrows loss to US$1.28 billion as cargo sales fall 5pc
  • China's decision to ground Boeing jets compromises orders in trade deal
  • Nippon Cargo re-ups IBS Software with its latest version 10 years later
  • Qantas picks WFS for 3-year contract in Dallas Fort Worth

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • AMTOI's NVOCC Council holds seminar on key topic
  • CEVA Logistics expands in eCommerce services
  • Contship Italia in negotiations with MSC for sale of its 50 pc stake in company running Gioia Tauro container terminal
  • IRClass wins 5-year contract to provide emergency response services for 33 vessels of SCI
  • Maersk launches new service toSt. Petersburg
  • MSC seeks to improve schedulereliability of Asia to US East Coast & Gulf of Mexico network
  • New break-bulk, RoRo & heavy lift event at Antwerp Port in May
  • New Turkey North America East Coastservice to commence in April
  • SCFI spot rates down
  • Wilhelmsen & Airbus trial world's first commercial drone deliveries to vessels at anchorage
  • Iron ore imports surge
  • APM Terminals Mumbai & CMA CGM Group set new record by handling largest volume in a single port call
  • Impact on EU security filing requirements in case of 'No-Deal Brexit'
  • V. O. Chidambaranar Port surpasses previous year's container throughput
  • Disruptive technologies in Customs & border management discussed

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 19, 2019
  • Dutch cities introduce environmental zones for trucks
  • Ekol's founder buys back shares
  • VRR launches first concept model of inflatable ULD
  • Move to Berlin with new responsibilities
  • Four new vehicles in daily use
  • Bayernhafen reports balanced results for 2018
  • Greiwing inaugurates new hub
  • 75% of Eurasian goods shipped through Kazakhstan
  • World's cargo hubs see volume growth weaken in 2018
  • Vietnam becomes part of APL's CSE service
  • Award for MGI and the port of Marseille
  • Panalpina Brazil invests in cold chain logistics solutions
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Hill Dickinson's strengthens its maritime services
  • Rising cargo yields in the Far and Middle East
  • New generation of PCTC for UECC
  • Albatros express expands its hinterland services

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The Loadstarweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • Warning to shippers: more transhipment likely after IMO 2020
  • Supply chain radar: Panalpina talks with DSV and Agility both continue, but is "not in a hurry" to choose its partner
  • 'Data is the new oil of the air cargo industry', we must share it or get left behind
  • India-China container trade on the increase and President Trump is not happy
  • Soft demand and falling rates push 2M to blank another Asia-USEC sailing
  • DHL won't enter logistics M&A market, for now
  • State departments backs plan for US to set own global package rates
  • Schiphol 'local rule' set to be delayed again
  • Per Hojland is new executive director of operations at Saudia Cargo
  • Supply chain radar: CMA CGM + Ceva + Geodis - the endgame
  • Supply chain radar: Panalpina committed to a 'fair level playing field' for DSV and Agility - but is an Agility deal update due soon?

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • ABS updates BWMS Best Practices report
    ABS has published an updated "Best Practices for Operation of Ballast Water Management (BWM) Systems Report," offering fresh insight on best practices to overcome key challenges with selecting, installing and operating a
  • Svitzer Americas escort tug is first with all-female crew
    In what's almost certainly a world first, Maersk subsidiary Svitzer has hired an all-female crew for the 70 tons bollard pull escort tug Svitzer Monte Cristi, one of two 24 m RAmparts
  • Sixteen Stena Bulk tankers to get scrubbers
    Gothenburg, Sweden, headquartered tanker operator Stena Bulk is to install exhaust gas scrubbers on 16 ships before the January 2020 IMO sulfur cap deadline. In all, ten IMOIIMAX tankers, five Suezmaxes and
  • Furuno electronics help newbuild Kirby towboat meet Sub M regs
    MV Bailey, the first of three new 88 ft towboats built to meet Subchapter M requirements was recently completed by the Main Iron Works shipyard in Houma, La., and will soon enter
  • Anthony Veder to add 30,000 cu.m LNG carrier to fleet
    Rotterdam headquartered Anthony Veder is expanding its by adding a 30,000 cu.m liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier that is currently being constructed by Zhejiang Xinle Shipbuilding in Ningbo, China. The vessel will
  • Woodside Energy tenders for LNG bunkering vessel
    Australia's largest LNG producer, Woodside Energy, is tendering for an LNG bunkering vessel. Speaking at the Australasian Oil & Gas Exhibition & Conference in Perth last week, Chief Operations Officer Meg O'Neill
  • ExxonMobil to start sales of IMO 2020 fuels in third quarter
    ExxonMobil is to start rolling out its range of IMO 2020 compliant fuels by the third quarter of this year. In October last year the company announced that ports in Antwerp, Rotterdam,

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • US sanctions Russian shipyards
    Yaroslavsky Shipbuilding Plant and Zelenodolsk Shipyard Plant added to sanctions list for navy business
  • UK may face ferry deal compensation bill over any Brexit delay
    Contract with third company saw transport secretary subjected to widespread ridicule when it emerged that start-up had no ships and...
  • Globus Maritime feels 'downward pressure'
    Globus optimistic that dry market rebound is 'not too far off'
  • Spain backs Mediterranean emissions control area
    Spain favours an emissions control area in the Mediterranean but warns against a unilateral move by the European Union
  • Stena Bulk to install scrubbers on 16 tankers
    Stena Bulk has secured the payback time on its 16 scrubber installations by hedging the spread in fuel prices
  • Navig8 in sale and leaseback deals with ICBC
    The latest deal with ICBC is worth $94m
  • Dr Peters says it is continuing to offer shipping investments
    Company says 'we have been exchanging ideas with other companies for years'
  • Fuel and technology dominate box shipping conversation
    Box carriers and their customers face tough negotiations this year about who will foot the bill for the IMO 2020...
  • Vale ordered to close another mine in Brazil
    Vale has been ordered to halt operations at the Timbopeba mine in the Minas Gerais region, with an expected loss...
  • Cosco's 25,000 teu ship plan faces commercial challenges
    Fate of a 25,000 teu ship will largely depend on how much the long-haul trade can hold up and how...
  • US customs preparing for changing trade environment
    The six themes of the 21st Century Customs Framework initiative include 'Emerging roles in the global supply chain', 'Intelligent enforcement' and...
  • Indian Register signs 33-ship emergency response deal with SCI
    The deal involves round-the-clock technical support by way of assessing damage to any vessel involved in a major incident such...
  • TEN charters out two LNG ships
    With two vessels fixed on accretive medium-term charters, the company is examining further expansion in the sector
  • Sulphur cap could spur transhipment and slow steaming
    The extent of either practice will hinge on how successful carriers are in recouping fuel costs from shippers, according to...
  • Shell-led joint venture mulls doubling LNG Canada export capacity
    LNG Canada's chief executive Andy Calitz says the second expansion phase being considered by the JV is 'a very competitive export...
  • Transpacific rate misery marches on
    Transpacific carriers could restrict capacity additions altogether in an attempt to balance the market, analysts suggest
  • Caribbean aframax market suffers from lack of Venezuelan cargoes
    India could be willing to cut all imports of Venezuelan crude to satisfy US sanctions in return for further waivers...
  • ICTSI upgrades PNG terminal
    The $4.6m rubber-tyred gantry cranes are part of ICTSI's programme to strengthen and enhance overall operational efficiency at PNG's leading...
  • Sovcomflot positive on tanker market outlook
    Sovcomflot is committed to growing its industrial businesses, which will be central to its strategies through to 2025, its chief...
  • Baltimore beats Philadelphia for promising new exports of Brazilian wood pulp
    Philadelphia took the Brazilian market share from Baltimore in 2014 when when Fibria Cellulose changed destinations
  • Woodside to build Australian LNG bunker capacity
    Woodside's chief operations officer Meg O'Neill says talks have been ongoing with big miners to refuel ships plying Western Australia-Asia trade routes...
  • Venture Global doubles LNG production capacity target
    Venture Global's Calcasieu Pass project won US Department of Energy approval to export LNG to non-free trade agreement countries and...
  • Port of Tacoma joins the competition with four new ZPMC cranes
    The new cranes will stretch across 24 containers and reach a lift height of 165 feet above the pier deck...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • US port 'champion' Cernak dies at 63
  • Flood of empty container returns delays LA-LB recovery
  • Growth explodes for Top 25 truckload, LTL carriers
  • Australian dockworkers to strike at DP World terminals
  • APM readies NY-NJ appointment system
  • BlackBerry sensor aimed at asset-based LSPs

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • Global Ship Lease extends Hapag-Lloyd fix for post-panamax ship
    Ian Webber-led boxship owner to continue contract for three more years.
  • $900m in shipping value tied up in Oaktree deal
    Owners have heard little to date on Oaktree's sale of majority stake to Brookfield, but expecting little to change in near term.
  • Feidakis sells another $3.6m of Nasdaq's Globus Maritime stock
    Chairman drops one-third of his holdings in the Nasdaq-listed bulker owner.
  • Transocean nets millions from panamax bulker flip
    The shipowner has netted around $9m in profit through the sale of two bulk carriers over the past year
  • EGA extends Maersk shipping deal
    Abu Dhabi's Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed an extension to its shipping deal with Maersk Line. The volume commitment secures capacity for 2019. Walid Al Attar, EGA's chief marketing officer, said: "Meeting our customers' expectations depends on both the quality of our production and the efficiency of getting the metal to them, so I am pleased to sign this agreement today with one of
  • BigLift, Chung Yang pair up for energy for LNG, gas, oil and renewables
    Both owners pony up two heavy lift ships each for LNG, oil, gas and renewable markets.
  • Hadjiyiannis buoys boxship fleet with Patjens panamax
    Interests tied to Greek-Cypriot shipowner Andreas Hadjiyiannis have acquired their fourth containership since October, bringing the group's boxship fleet to more than 10 units. Online shipping directories show the 5,040-teu, mini-panamax boxship Herma P (built 2006) as trading in the fleet of Hadjiyiannis company Cyprus Sea Lines under its new name, City of Alexandria. Hellenic Tankers completes
  • Navios closes offer for one set of preferred shares, adjusts other
    Navios Maritime Holdings will pay $4.2m in cash to buy out a slice of 1.1 million shares of one series of preferred stock while sweetening the pot to purchase another. The Angeliki Frangou-led bulker owner announced the results and changes to the tender offer, currently the subject of a shareholder lawsuit, on Monday. Navios moves to throw out shareholder lawsuit Navios revising preferred share
  • Two Russian yards on new US sanctions list
    Two Russian shipyards have been placed on a new US sanctions list. The action was taken against Yaroslavsky and Zelenodolsk by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) in response to Russia's continued and ongoing aggression in Ukraine, it said. OFAC added the yards had played a role in Russia's "unjustified attacks on Ukrainian naval vessels in the Kerch Strait, the purported annexation of C
  • HSBC to sell Katerina Xylas' property over newbuilding loans
    Bank goes after shipowner's Athens apartment to enforce $2.1m court judgment
  • Kistefos cranks up earnings to $209m
    Christen Sveaas' shipping investment company Kistefos has racked up bigger earnings in 2018 as ship sales boosted the result. The company said it made NOK 1.78bn ($209m) on a net basis last year, up from NOK 341.1m in 2017. Revenue grew to NOK 14.37bn from NOK 9.37bn, mainly due to gains from Viking Supply Ships selling vessels, as well as higher rate levels and activity in Western Bulk. Kistef
  • Costamare containership brace set for demolition sales
    Greek shipowner Costamare is believed to be in the process of scrapping two of its oldest vessels. Costamare clocks up stronger than forecast profit Sales would mark the latest step in an ongoing fleet renewal process for New York-listed Costamare, which has sold four ships for demolition in each of the last two years. Market sources say Costamare is exploring the demolition sale of the 5,000-t
  • Stena Bulk firms up $55m scrubber plan
    Swedish owner Stena Bulk has firmed up plans to install scrubbers on 16 tankers. The company said the "major investment" will costs $55m and the work will take place before the IMO 2020 January deadline. The shipowner had revealed a plan last year to fit the open-loop hybrid systems to 15 ships, with options for six more. Now it has decided to retrofit 10 IMOIIMAXes, five suezmaxes and a standa
  • KfW inks Royal Arctic newbuilding finance deal
    German lender KfW IPEX-Bank is providing more cash for the expansion of Royal Arctic Line's (RAL) fleet. The bank said it will loan EUR 16.43m ($18.65m) towards the Greenland company's two new feederships due from the Nodosa yard in Spain in 2020 and 2021. Royal Arctic Line inks newbuilding pair at Nodosa Shipyard The order has a high proportion of German components, it said. KfW is working wi
  • Shipowner Sovcomflot seeks to follow Russian state back to investment grade
    Shipping heavyweight Sovcomflot is looking to follow the Russian state back into investment grade territory, its chief financial officer says. Moody's dialed Russia back up to investment grade in February this year and the state-backed shipowner aims to follow suit in the medium-term, Nikolay Kolesnikov tells TradeWinds. Tanker rate spike pushes Sovcomflot back to profit in fourth quarter Sovco
  • Soren Greve heads back to Fearnleys as global S&P chief
    Veteran shipbroker Soren Greve is returning to leading Norwegian shipbroking firm Fearnleys as global head of sale and purchase. S&P chief Skarsgard quits Fearnleys for top job at bulker owner Belships He replaces the highly-regarded Lars Christian Skarsgard, who was named as the new chief executive of Belships in late February. Greve comes from a position as chief executive of compatriot Nor
  • Vitol boosts tanker fleet with Sargeant deal
    Trader and owner Vitol is shaking up its tanker operations by taking full control of a joint asphalt shipping venture set up with Sargeant Marine of the US. It said it had agreed to acquire Sargeant's 50% share of the UK-based VALT operation, which was formed in 2016. Vitol, Union Maritime move more MRs to LSC Vitol's Latvian Shipping to add 12 tankers This will make it 100%-owned and allow it
  • IMO 2020 could slow down boxships
    Boxship owners could slow-steam more ships and carry out more transhipment to combat higher costs from IMO 2020 regulation, according to shipping consultancy Drewry. The company said that lines' actions will depend on how successful they are at implementing fuel surcharges. "One potential side-effect from the new regulations could be greater slow-steaming and use of transhipment," it added. "Th
  • Shandong Shipping steps up to order tankers for major Shell newbuilding project
    Chinese owner has entered the arena after ICBC Leasing dropped out of an ownership role in Shell's Project Solar
  • Evangelos Marinakis marks S&P scorecard with profitable aframax tanker flip
    Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis looks to have executed a swift and successful asset plan on an aframax tanker bought as part of a significant dive into the sector just six months ago. Marinakis continues to harvest profit on counter-cyclical capesize asset play Marinakis raises funds for eight-VLCC project Marinakis and Union Maritime splitting BP Shipping aframaxes The profitable flip of
  • Greek tanker holed on rocks
    A small Greek tanker has reportedly suffered a hull breach after grounding on rocks off Andros on Saturday. The Kathimerini daily reported that the 985-dwt Agios Georgios I (built 1986) got stuck with 1,000 cbm of fuel on board. No pollution or water ingress has so far been reported. The hole in its side is reported to be just 15cm by 4cm, according to the ANA-MPA news agency. No injuries were
  • Svitzer hails first all-female crew
    Tug operator Svitzer has hailed a milestone in Latin America by introducing its first all-female crew. The move in the Dominican Republic is part of its gender inclusion strategy. The crew is operating the 70-ton Svitzer Monte Cristi in Rio Haina and Caucedo. Celebrity Cruises' Captain McCue demands respect "Many things that we presume to be done through physical force, in reality, only requir
  • Greek and Korean shipowners push capesize scrapping into double figures for 2019
    Greek and South Korean shipowners have led the way as capesize scrapping activity moved into double figures following an active start to this year. Capesize freefall hits the brakes as oversupply for iron ore is tempered Vale dam disaster demand impact sees Cleaves slice capesize rate forecasts In a pressurized demolition market, cash buyer GMS says over 10 capesize bulkers have now been sent t
  • Amoretti Armatori orders Chinese tanker double
    Italian group Amoretti Armatori has inked a double tanker order in China. Brokers said the company's Marittima Emiliana unit has signed up for the 4,500-dwt ships at Ningbo Xinle Shipbuilding. They will be delivered in 2020 for an undisclosed price. The owner confirmed the deal to TradeWinds. Advisor Marialaura Dell'Abate said: "Our company is pursuing a rejuvenation strategy of the fleet and
  • Euronav adds to share buyback total
    Belgian tanker owner Euronav has bought more of its own stock in deals worth about EUR 1.57m ($1.78m). It added 226,372 of its own shares through trades on Euronext Brussels earlier this month, paying between EUR 6.8 and EUR 6.9 per share. The stock closed up 0.86% at EUR 7.06 on Monday morning. Euronav started buying shares in December and has now acquired 2.67m, bringing its total ownership t
  • Ishikazi picks Naikai for fleet renewal
    Japan's Ishizaki Kisen has opted for a domestic yard to renew its ferry fleet. Brokers said it has ordered two 300-passenger ro-paxes at Naikai Zosen Setoda. Both will be delivered in January 2021. No price was given for the order. The owner has five ferries built in the 1980s and 1990s.
  • Iran fights off suezmax attack
    Iranian navy ships have thwarted a pirate attack on a suezmax in the Bab-el-Mandeb strait off Yemen. The unnamed laden vessel was approached by about 10 speedboats last, the Sputnik news agency said. The navy had sent its 61st group, consisting of the Sabalan frigate and the Bandar Abbas logistical support ship, to the area, according to South Fleet commander rear admiral Afshin Tashak. "The na
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation fixes out its two LNG carriers
    Greek owner reluctant to disclose identity of charter counterparties in deals set to net $60m
  • Navig8 Chemical agrees sale and leaseback deal with ICBC
    OTC-listed company taps Chinese firms for second such deal in less than three months
  • Oldendorff takes Castor Maritime panamax on charter
    Petros Panagiotidis-led owner set to earn a minimum of $1.6m from fixture to German giant.
  • China may need to double SPR to meet 90-day goal
    Tankers to benefit as oil imports will continue to grow at mid-high single digits, says Bernstein.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • Source: Tariffs could depend on China's concessions
    U.S. tariff levels on China will apparently depend on how far China is willing to go in agreeing to Trump administration requests for trade enforcement and other priorities, said a source familiar with bilateral talks, as the countries remain engaged in talks to resolve an ongoing trade war.
  • Drewry foresees more slow steaming and transshipment
    Drewry says container carriers may try to mitigate the rising cost of fuel by slowing ship speeds and relying more on feeder ships.
  • NVOs face ISF-5 enforcement
    Customs and Border Protection will begin accessing liquidated damages against non-vessel-operating common carriers that fail to timely and completely file their Importer Security Filings.
  • $14.5 million in emergency relief funds approved
  • Rhenus Group acquires Rodair
  • FMC reviews 21 OTI license applications

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 18, 2019
  • NNPC invites bids for 2019-20 crude-for-products supply program
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. has invited bids from trading houses and refineries that will lift Nigerian crude in return for refined products for a one-year period starting this summer under the company's direct sale and direct purchase (DSDP) program, according to tenders published Monday.
  • Houston area petrochemical tank farm fire engulfs eight tanks
    A fire that ignited at Intercontinental Terminals Company's petrochemical tank farm along the Houston Ship Channel on Sunday has spread to eight tanks and efforts to prevent an explosion were ongoing, the company said Monday.
  • US crude stocks likely built last week amid refinery doldrums: analysts
    US crude supply likely edged higher last week as refinery utilization lingered well under historic levels, an S&P Global Platts analysis showed Monday.
  • Spain backs Mediterranean ECA zone for bunker fuel
    Spain has thrown its weight behind creating an Emission Control Area (ECA) in the Mediterranean, meaning ships sailing through the area must burn marine fuel containing no more than 0.1% sulfur.
  • Fire impacts operations at key oil products storage facility in Texas
    Operations at the Deer Park tank farm operated by Intercontinental Terminal Company in Texas, United Sates, have been impacted due to a fire at tanks containing refined and petrochemical products, the company said Monday.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • FUTURES: Crude prices slip ahead of the OPEC/non-OPEC meet Monday
    Elsewhere, Venezuela's worsening crisis, including power outages crippling its oil sector, presented a likely challenge to the oil market.
  • Iran, Venezuela sanctions impacts not dire enough to justify easing OPEC oil cuts: Falih
    The market overall remains supplied with Venezuelan barrels, Falih said.




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