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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 19, 2019
  • Ex-Maersk COO Soren Toft rumoured to be joining MSC
  • Hong Kong port welcomes its largest box ship ever, the MSC Isabella
  • Seaspan acquires six box ships for US$380m as fleet capacity nears 1m TEU
  • Evergreen Marine selects Navis' MACS3 loading computer for newbuild box ships
  • BIFA's Robert Keen wins lifetime achievement award
  • ICTSI's Ecuador terminals earns ISO carbon neutrality certificate
  • Kerry scores a double at Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific awards
  • Startup Zhongzhou Airlines takes delivery of first freighter
  • Key stakeholders strive for CEIV Fresh certification for Changi airport
  • Latvia's Riga airport to build advanced air cargo handling centre for DHL

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • CEVA Logistics opens new headquarters in Marseille
  • HMM wins environmental award
  • Liladhar Pasoo celebrates centennial with grandeur
  • MOL in collaboration for FPSO charter project in Brazil
  • OOCL celebrates 50th anniversary with the Hong Kong community
  • RCL adds Dongguan call between South China & Cambodia on its RSK service
  • Volumes up for Yang Ming in Q3 & year-to-date
  • KoPT hopeful of crossing last fiscal's cargo throughput
  • FASTag programme being implemented on pan-India basis at National Highway toll plazas from Dec. 1
  • New locomotive seen transforming heavy freight transportation in the country
  • WCO organises workshop on risk management training in Bengaluru
  • World merchandise trade seen remaining subdued in fourth quarter

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 19, 2019
  • Single waybill for journey from China to Europe
  • Laurels for Matadi Gateway Terminal
  • Silk Road container train celebrates milestone
  • Kerry Logistics acquires Asav
  • New military transport aircraft
  • Hapag-Lloyd looks back on 2019 in joy, so far
  • ECSA welcomes the new transport commissioner
  • New public LNG filling stations as from January 2020
  • Torwegge opens interactive experience centre in Bielefeld
  • New head for Crane Worldwide in New York
  • New TOS operational in the port of Baltimore
  • Lufthansa Cargo broadens digital booking options
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Malawi to upgrade 346 km of its transport network
  • New safety devices at the LSCT in La Spezia
  • Tandem to lead DVF
  • Pharmaserv Logistics rents more real estate
  • Bye bye, Bei Bei!

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The Loadstarweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • Anger at 'bureaucratic' IMO's 'lack of urgency' on cleaning up shipping
  • Kerry confirms takeover of Turkish forwarder ASAV, and eyes more M&A
  • Wincanton warns worried Stobart shareholders not to grab at first offer
  • Etihad Cargo boosts digital booking offer by joining cargo.one platform
  • New hope for troubled Chile that it can save $4.6bn salmon export market
  • FedEx's Fred Smith hits back at NY Times tax cut allegations
  • Supply chain radar: The Deutsche Bahn mess - farewell Mr Doll, it was short... and not very sweet

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • LNG: AG&P takes stake in "Detachable Stern Vessel" innovator
    Singapore-headquartered Atlantic Gulf & Pacific (AG&P), a global downstream gas and LNG logistics specialist, has made a strategic equity investment in Kanfer Shipping. Kanfer is a Norway-based developer of small-scale LNG sea
  • Søren Toft packs his bags for Geneva and new job at MSC
    Earlier this month, Maersk Line parent company A.P. Møller - M'rsk A/S reported that Chief Operating Officer Søren Toft had decided to "pursue an opportunity outside of the company." Now we know
  • Danfoss Editron appoints new Marine Director
    Danfoss Editron has appointed Erno Tenhunen as its new Marine Director. He will lead the company's marine business, with overall responsibility for sales, the delivery of projects and developing new systems technology
  • Malaysia bans open-loop scrubber discharges in its waters
    Malaysia's Marine Department has issued a notice to inform the shipping community that Malaysia prohibits the discharge of wash water from open-loop exhaust gas cleaning systems while in Malaysian waters (12 nautical
  • Fincantieri Bay orders MacGregor piggy-back hatch covers
    Cargotec Corporation's MacGregor unit has secured an order to supply Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, Wis., with a complete set of remote operated piggy-back hatch covers with hydraulic lifting and an internal
  • USCG: OSV and tug collision causes 3,000 gallon diesel spill
    The Coast Guard has been responding to an oil spill near Port Arthur, Texas, after Coast Guard Sector Houston-Galveston watchstanders received a report of a collision involving the180 ft offshore supply vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • Toft's surprise move makes good sense for both sides
    The Aponte family has kept a firm grip on MSC, but bringing in outside expertise is understandable at a time...
  • Iraq's port of Umm Qasr disrupted by more protests
    The port was working at 50% of capacity and operations may be completely halted if the protests continue, port officials...
  • MSC names Maersk's Søren Toft head of container businesses
    Mr Toft's appointment as head of Mediterranean Shipping Company comes a week after he quit his role as chief operating...
  • Russia releases Ukrainian naval vessels seized last year
    Ukraine's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the three captured ships were now headed to Odessa
  • Hong Kong to remove profit tax for shipping lessors
    Frank Chan, secretary for transport and housing of the city's government, tells a shipping conference that the leasing houses providing...
  • Seafarers would change jobs for internet access
    The vast majority of seafarers without internet access would change jobs to receive it, according to a new survey by...
  • US gasoline and blendstock imports gain as European shipments slow
    Refineries switching over to very-low sulphur fuel oil is starting as shipowners begin using lower-sulphur bunkers as mandated by the...
  • RMK adds to London presence with two key appointments
    Duo will bring a wealth of experience including originating and structuring loan transactions, sale and purchase of second-hand vessels, and...
  • Cash buyer signals scrapping 'deluge' after ship recycling falls 35%
    Industry players hope for an improving recycling market going into 2020. They would like to think they have seen the...
  • Indonesia's Kuala Tanjung adds Chinese partner to boost port development
    The agreement means to increase Kuala Tanjung's capability to compete with other ports along the Malacca Strait
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Søren Toft linked to key role in MSC management shake-up | Maersk lowers container growth outlook | The...
  • MSC mega boxship call reaffirms Hong Kong's transhipment value
    The 23,656 teu Gülsün class vessel set a new record for the port as the first containership with a capacity...
  • ICTSI proposes bid for central Philippines port
    The Iloilo-Dumangas bid is ICTSI's first foray into the Visayas archipelago and would expand its central Philippines' port network beyond...
  • Nam Cheong enters offshore engineering with Labuan tie-up
    Shipbuilding subsidiary Nam Cheong Dockyard intends to redevelop existing facilities on government land into modern integrated marine engineering and construction...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • LA-LB truck turn times fall farther on port volume dip
  • Truck driver hours violations drop in ELD era
  • NY-NJ faces cold storage space scarcity
  • 'Thriving' US wind market strains heavy-haul truckers
  • Carriers signal confidence in riding out 'messy' IMO start
  • NY-NJ port leadership steps up amid heightened competition

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • Investor sells $21.7m worth of Genco shares
    A US investment firm has offloaded two million common shares of Genco Shipping & Trading, lowering its stake in the New York-listed bulker owner to just below 20%. Strategic Value Partners (SVP) now has 8.17 million shares in the John Wobensmith-led company for a 19.6% stake. That is down from 10.17 million units, or 29.4% interest, as of April 2018, according to an SEC document filed Monday.
  • BW Group looks to cash in with DHT sell off
    Andreas Sohmen-Pao's BW Group is looking to sell off a chunk of its position in DHT Holdings amid a strengthening tanker market. BW could move as many as 14.68m of its 48.8m DHT shares in an underwritten public offering, DHT said. BW Group invests in Flex LNG, becoming key shareholder Dorian LPG staying away from dual fueled retrofits for now On Monday, the tanker owner's New York-listed sha
  • Dorian LPG staying away from dual fueled retrofits for now
    Dorian LPG is content to be the second mover on LPG-as-fuel. Speaking on the Value Investor's Edge podcast with J Mintzmyer, finance chief Ted Young said the Connecticut-based gas carrier owner had done joint studies with the American Bureau of Shipping and Hyundai on running ships on both conventional bunker and LPG, but that "the economics don't support a retrofit." Dispute at shipyard delays
  • US investor takes 10% stake in tumbling Top Ships
    A Florida-based investment management firm is taking a notable wager on Top Ships, whose shares keep falling after a recent one-day plummet. Intracoastal Capital has bought 950,684 common units in the Evangelos Pistiolis-led tanker owner, reflecting a 9.99% stake in the Greek company. Intracoastal, which is led by Mitchell Kopin and Daniel Asher, has investments in 61 other companies, most being
  • Attorney-turned-witness in Keppel corruption case gets probation, fine
    The attorney that helped the US government secure more than $700m in fines from TechnipFMC and Keppel Offshore & Marine over bribery charges will spend a year on probation. Keppel agrees $422m in Brazil corruption fines Brazilian and Iraqi bribes end up costing TechnipFMC $296m Jeffery Chow will serve his sentence from his home in Singapore and pay a $75,000 fine, according to papers filed in B
  • Reports: Russia to release Ukrainian ships seized last year
    Russia is returning a Ukrainian tugboat and three small warships seized after the country blocked the Kerch Strait with a tanker last year. Russia had concluded "all necessary investigative activities" into the ships, its foreign ministry told RT, and the Ukrainian Navy is set to receive the ships today in Odesa. Ukraine seizes Russian tanker that blocked bridge UN-backed tribunal to hear Ukrai
  • Danaos to tap equity market with $55m common stock offer
    Danaos Corp plans to offer greater ownership in the company at shareholders' request. The John Coustas-led boxship owner is offering $55m of its common stock after some significant stakeholders showed interest in buying about $25m of it at the public offering price. About $17m is being offered by Danaos Investment Limited, the company's largest stockholder beneficially owned by chief executive
  • Wintermar wins seven-year contracts for PSV duo
    Indonesia's Wintermar has fixed out two platform supply vessels (PSVs) for seven years each. The company said the unnamed ships will take cargo out to rigs for a major oil and gas company in eastern Indonesia. Sugiman Layanto, Wintermar's managing director, said the project requires dynamic positioning 2 (DP2) operations while the vessels are approaching the platform. "With our long experience
  • DNG Energy closes in on South Africa LNG-bunkering project
    Company has lined up supply, a floating storage unit, a small-scale LNG vessel and a barge for 2020 start-up
  • Oldendorff Carriers and Massoel sell off handysize bulkers
    Oldendorff Carriers of Germany and Massoel of Switzerland have each sold a Chinese-built handysize bulker in a busy moment for both companies the sale and purchase market. Oldendorff, the bulker operating Giant, has sold the Chinese-built, 33,000-dwt Dora Oldendorff (built 2010) for almost $6.5m, sources said. This ship is due for special survey in January. Oldendorff wins five-year deal for bu
  • Malaysia bans use of open-loop scrubbers
    Asian country becomes latest to take tough stance on discharges in its waters
  • Pakistan re-emerges into scrap arena with suezmax deal
    Navarino said to have been sold on into Pakistan at a loss for cash buyer
  • Leader profile: A look at Tina Revsbech's CV
    Key highlights of the career of shipping executive Tina Revsbech, who has joined Canada's Fednav
  • Western Bulk eyes growth as it refreshes risk team
    Western Bulk is ringing the changes under new chief executive Hans Aasnaes, who replaced Jens Ismar in July.
  • Ugland's Bonita leaves Benin with new crew after kidnappings
    Norwegian-owned bulker heading to Brazil after nine seafarers were abducted
  • Creditors $24m out of pocket after TS Chartering collapse
    Trustee's lawyer says there is little prospect of recovering any money
  • MSC confirms Soren Toft as CEO to support Aponte family
    No start date yet as ex-Maersk man moves to Geneva with his family
  • Tina Revsbech switches from tankers to bulkers with job at Fednav
    Former BW Tankers chief executive Tina Revsbech is making a radical career switch. The Dane, who is known in the industry as an experienced tanker executive, is joining Canada's largest dry bulk company, Fednav. The move comes after Revsbech left the tanker arm of Andreas Sohmen-Pao-led BW Group last year following three years at its Singapore headquarters. Leader profile: A look at Tina Revs
  • NRP acquires Norwegian maritime centre NMK in Alesund
    Norwegian asset manager says office cluster is home to some of the most important shipping players
  • Bergshav denies aframax sale to Performance Shipping
    Norwegian company says it has no plans to sell tanker at what would be a profitable price.
  • Seven Islands snaps up Maersk Tankers handysize
    Expanding Indian owner pays $8m for 2004-built ship
  • Havyard unit's equity lost as covenant breaches revealed
    Norwegian shipbuilder says it has identified losses on more vessel projects
  • Saudi Arabian vessel 'attacked off Yemen'
    Tug Rabigh 3 reporting restricted manoeuvrability in the Southern Red Sea
  • Broker Frachtcontor seeks new talent as it eyes tanker expansion
    German shop's managing director Jens Christian Nielsen tells TradeWinds about switching into growth mode
  • Babycape grounding blamed on Aussie port's 'poor risk assessment'
    ATSB report said incident highlights importance of considering potential hazards from end to end
  • Solstad Offshore ties up CSVs old and new
    Fredriksen and Rokke-backed company signs chaters of between three and eight years
  • Teekay became 'collateral damage' in US Cosco sanctions
    LNG owner's chief executive spent two weeks in Shanghai resolving issue with Chinese owner
  • Growing Russian coal exports good for small bulker owners
    Over 75% of its coal exports are shipped as either supramax or handy cargoes, says Banchero Costa

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • COSCO's southeast Asia logistics arm reports near 46% fall in profit
    COSCO Shipping International (Singapore), a logistics-focused arm of COSCO, reports a big hit to its third quarter profit after tax. But the company nonetheless has...
  • Lineage Logistics to acquire Emergent Cold
    Already the largest cold storage warehouse company, Lineage Logistics is reportedly buying Emergent Cold.
  • UPS, Portland team up on electric-assist trike delivery
    The pilot project aims to replace one of two delivery trucks serving a university neighborhood in Portland, Oregon.
  • Commerce gives rural telecoms more time with Huawei
    The department's extension of the temporary general license gives U.S. companies another 90 days to continue their business activities with the Chinese telecom.
  • Strong snowstorm to slam Mountain West
    "I would say we're at right about the normal time of year when we start seeing higher snow amounts from winter storms."
  • Ware2Go, Fundera bundling distribution, financial services
    UPS flexi-warehouse unit teams with financial services marketplace to bundle physical distribution, IT and financial services to small to mid-size business
  • Tech investments improve Delta's cargo business, official says [FreightWaves Live coverage]
    CHICAGO - After transforming its under-performing passenger operation over the past decade into one of the best managed and profitable global carriers, Delta Air Lines...
  • A massive floating LNG stockpile has just been unloaded
    What was behind the historic rise and sudden fall in global LNG floating storage?
  • MODE Transportation bolsters third-party offering in deal with SunteckTTS
    Third-party transportation and logistics provider MODE Transportation has acquired SunteckTTS for an undisclosed amount. The combined entity is expected to generate $2 billion in annual...
  • Lawmakers propose $30M for transport worker ad campaigns
    6-year program includes addressing shortage of truck drivers.
  • Volvo, Western Star recall trucks for steering issues
    Volvo Trucks North America and the Western Star brand of Daimler Trucks North America will recall nearly 3,700 trucks between them for separate steering-related issues...
  • Meet David Faulkenberry, FreightWaves' Final Mile Man
    Meet David Faulkenberry, FreightWaves final mile market expert, who joins the company's deep bench after a storied career at XPO Logistics, 3PD, HomeDirect, GeoLogistics and...
  • CBP adds functionality to ACE truck manifest portal
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection said the enhancements, to be rolled out over three phases through the rest of this year and 2020, pave the...
  • Freight Futures daily curve: 11/18
    Volatility began creeping back into the Freight Futures markets on Friday.
  • MSC confirms Soren Toft will become chief executive officer
    Soren Toft, the former chief operating officer at Maersk will become chief executive officer at Mediterranean Shipping Co.
  • Today's pick-up: Nail bars in warehouses; FedEx's Smith goes to war with New York Times
    Do we really need nail bars in warehouses' Fedex's Smith challenges New York Times publisher to tax policy debate
  • CBP extends comment deadline for e-commerce data pilot
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection will use the industry's comments to refine its Section 321 E-Commerce Data Pilot.
  • Harsh wintry start to the week in the Northeast (forecast video)
    Ice, snow, rain coming soon to the Northeast, New England. Gale force winds, high waves along the coast.
  • Yakuza suspected in Kobe port cocaine container seizure
    Japanese mafia are in the firing line after a record 400 kilos of cocaine are found in a container in Japan.
  • Government lays groundwork for Air India sale
    Air India schedules investor meetings
  • Port of Brunswick open 24 hours to commercial vessels
    The Port of Brunswick in Georgia is now open to commercial vessel traffic 24 hours a day after salvors have stabilized a car carrier that...
  • Slowing ships may have little CO2 reduction benefit
    An unreleased study reportedly discussed at IMO's meeting this week suggests that setting ship engine power limitations would result in negligible CO2 emission reduction.
  • DHL opens mega parcel center
    The new 40,000-square-meter center is the size of five football fields and has a sorting capacity of 50,000 shipments per hour.
  • MSC vs Maersk: One line to rule them all
    With Soren Toft, Maersk COO just a week ago, poised to become MSC's new CEO, FreightWaves examines which carrier rules the waves.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2019
  • Crude settles lower as confidence fades in US-China deal
    Oil market remains susceptible to any signs of a breakthrough or breakdown in talks ahead of the December 15 deadline.
  • Saudi Aramco's valuation is less than hoped for, but Vision 2030 now starts in earnest
    The IPO proceeds will go to the PIF, the Saudi government's vehicle for delivering the bulk of the Vision 2030 projects.
  • Singapore ex-wharf HSFO bunker premium dives more than 50% in H1 Nov
    People are generally trying to clear volumes, a Singapore bunker trader said.
  • Malaysia issues shipping notices on scrubbers, compliance as IMO 2020 nears
    SIP also recommended for ships using 0.5% sulfur compliant bunker fuels.




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