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28 November 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:16 GMT+1

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • First set of standards for cargo operations released by DCSA
  • Long-term container ocean freight rates going strong
  • Zhoushan port communiqué regarding vessels with Indian on-signers
  • DGFT notifies compulsory registration under SIMS for import of 530 more iron & steel items
  • Govt extends period for sugar export under quota
  • Tyre imports fall in Q1
  • Gati-KWE gears up for upcoming festive season by launching revamped service
  • IndiGo operates maiden cargo flight to Chittagong
  • Insufficient capacity dampens air cargo in Aug.
  • NHAI accepts suggestions of CEAI to improve ease of doing business in National Highways sector
  • Qatar Airways Cargo signs agreement with SkyCell for hybrid pharma containers
  • Withdrawal of JNCH Public Notice Nos. 46/2020 dated 07.04.2020, 60/2020 dated 23.04.2020 and 68/2020 dated 14.05.2020
  • 'Maersk reimagined several services for its customers during this period to support trade in every possible manner'
  • Mansukh Mandaviya bids adieu to Ex-INS Viraat at Alang
  • Virgin Hyperloop & Bangalore International Airport announce partnership to conduct feasibility study on viable hyperloop corridors from BLR Airport

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2020
  • Schweizerzug introduces booking platform
  • CFL Cargo extends its management
  • Another billion USD for the Suez Canal
  • Ready for generation change
  • Pushing pharma air freight globally
  • Swiss rail sector retains diversity
  • Hapag-Lloyd's hybrid prototype is on
  • Lithuanian and Polish carrier to found a JV
  • Singapore engages in Australian logistics
  • Fruitier follows Le Guilloux
  • Expanding another air charter network
  • Antwerp looks for concessionaire
  • Warehouse for SME and consumers
  • Craiss wins automotive customer in Kornwestheim
  • New ICTS Group country manager for Belgium
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • UPS to upgrade MCI capacities

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The Loadstarweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • Transpacific carriers pile on extra tonnage as US west coast imports soar
  • Retailers eye ocean and rail as air freight rates rise with Golden Week
  • New diplomatic accord opens new avenues for Israel-UAE trade
  • SMMT launches Safe Harbour Scheme to protect UK automotive supply chain
  • Cargo logjam hits Bangladesh exports after scanning failures at Dhaka Airport
  • Ambitious US start-up ShipBob raises funds to expand its global footprint
  • MSC crew member charged with murder after stabbing
  • Abdul Fahl takes over from Julien Horn as director in the Gulf for TT Club
  • Yang Ming chairman Bronson Hsieh makes way for Cheng Cheng-Mount

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • NTSB issues preliminary report on deadly Corpus Christi dredge fire
    The National Transportation Safety Board has issued a preliminary report on the August 21 incident in which the 152-foot-long cutter-head suction dredge Waymon L. Boyd caught fire and four crew members died.
  • ICS updates COVID-19 guidance for shipping
    The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) says that a great deal has changed since March when first issued guidance for the global shipping industry to help combat the spread of COVID-19. With
  • Coast Guard R&D Center to test and evaluate Sharktech autonomous vessel
    Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics has partnered with Jeanerette, La., headquartered shipbuilder Metal Shark Boats to supply the U.S. Coast Guard Research and Development Center (RDC) with a new Sharktech 29 Defiant vessel
  • Hamworthy Pumps makes strong tanker market reentry
    Singapore-based Hamworthy Pumps, now part of the Svanehøj Group along with sister brands Svanehøj, Eureka and Dolphin, is making a strong return to the tanker pump room sector in alliance with Denmark's
  • Wärtsilä names Håkan Agnevall as next President and CEO
    Wärtsilä's Board of Directors has appointed Håkan Agnevall, currently President of Volvo Bus Corporation, as the new President and CEO for Wärtsilä Corporation Agnevall will take up his new role no later
  • Shell sees hydrogen and fuel cells in shipping's net-zero future
    While DNV GL's most recent Maritime Forecast to 2050 sees a relatively limited uptake of hydrogen as a ship fuel, a report from Shell released yesterday sees things somewhat differently. The report,

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • Shipping nations rally behind short-term IMO emissions plan
    Leading maritime nations have joined forces to promote a short-term greenhouse gas cutting measure that encompasses all of their previous...
  • Port dispute leaves 38 vessels stranded off Australia
    The MUA has offered to end all industrial actions with Patrick in exchange for 2.5% pay rises and extending existing...
  • Piraeus ramps up ship repair business
    Greek port also has its eye on reviving shipbuilding activity in the region
  • Wärtsilä names Volvo's Agnevall as chief executive
    Experienced manager has worked for multiple top engineering outfits including Bombardier and ABB
  • TEN moves to redeem $50m of preferred shares
    The Series C preferred shares will be redeemed at a par price of $25 per share
  • Shipping welcomes aviation's crew repatriation guidance
    Passenger and repatriation flights are essential to allow stranded seafarers to go home and for their relief crews to be...
  • Weekly briefing: Cyber attack on shipping; bearish tanker outlook
    CMA CGM has had an eventful past week with a new 23,000 teu vessel going into service, investment in a...
  • Freight rates hold firm ahead of Golden Week
    Shippers rush to beat the clock and guarantee cargo consignments are fulfilled ahead of the Chinese holiday period, ensuring spot...
  • Clipper Group appoints new chief executive
    Norborg will be pursuing other opportunities outside Clipper Group, a dry bulk and ro-ro company owned by Denmark's Jensen family
  • HHLA's Italian job could be a shrewd manoeuvre
    The German port operator's move to take a majority share in Trieste's multi-purpose terminal facility fits its ambition to grow...
  • Storms and human error drive container losses
    'The excessive forces that are applied to the structure of a vessel in extreme conditions can lay bare errors that...
  • CMA CGM reopens for bookings after cyber attack
    Carrier warns of a data theft in shared services centres but shippers can now use manual processes and INTTRA to...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Crewing crisis: Just how many seafarers are affected? | 'Poor underwriting' pushes P&I clubs to loss |...
  • Shipping needs time to phase in carbon indicators, says ICS
    The punitive proposal from the EU states may put the health of a currently functional shipping industry at stake, the...
  • Bronson Hsieh to step down as Yang Ming chairman
    Cheng Cheng-Mount, a senior Taiwan government official and a former Citi economist, has been named to succeed Bronson Hsieh as...
  • Shell bets on hydrogen's zero-emissions promise
    The supermajor with large vested LNG interests, maintains that the super-chilled fuel still has a role to play in the...
  • Seafarer charged in US after fatal stabbing on vessel
    The suspect has been charged with a felony offence on board a ship, which carries a sentence of up to...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • Freightender, Portrix mesh forwarder quoting tools
  • Mini-bids intensify US truck shipper data needs
  • CMA CGM warns cyber attack may have caused data breach
  • Asia-Europe ocean rates hit five-year high
  • Retailers boost use of 'gig' platforms for same-day deliveries
  • 2M extends blanked trans-Atlantic service until year-end

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • China's climate pledge provides more worries and few answers
    Key demand driver in tanker trade will need to reduce oil consumption soon to meet emission targets
  • Eastern Pacific's seafarers learn IT skills and turn socially active during crew crisis
    Singapore-based shipping company enhances crew welfare and skillsets via strong internet connectivity, according to chief innovation officer
  • Scorpio Bulkers circulating half-dozen vessels to further wind push
    More sales expected to be announced after kamsarmax disposal earlier in week
  • Capesize rates jump up again but holidays in Asia could stop the party
    Activity on the Brazil to China route for iron ore is up 18% compared to last week, according to Fearnleys research
  • Rene Kofod-Olsen poised to take the helm of V.Group
    Shipmanagement giant has appointed its third chief executive in under two years
  • Hungarian investor dives into ADS Crude Carriers holding
    HOLD Asset Management has become one of the tanker owner's largest shareholders
  • Fuel cell pioneer Teco 2030 sells out $43m IPO in Oslo
    Cash from share sale will go towards developing hydrogen power for shipping
  • CDC reportedly extends no-sail order through October
    Delay comes three weeks after cruise sector pleaded for lifting of US sailing ban
  • Seaspan buys two more boxships, bringing spree to $1.1bn in a year
    Container shipping's largest tonnage provider just keeps getting bigger
  • Volvo exec in Wartsila driving seat as Jaakko Eskola retires
    Experienced manager tasked with taking Finnish technology company forward into new shipping age
  • NYK Line sells 2011-built VLCC to Dynacom as secondhand market weakens
    The Japanese-built Tokitsu Maru fetches $45m and some expect further downside
  • Danaos-owned ship leaking fuel oil into New York Harbor
    A small crack in the ship's hull breached a tank with a capacity of more than 400,000 gallons
  • Ardmore Shipping expects product tanker rate recovery in volatile oil markets
    Management tells Jefferies analysts that earnings should rise despite Covid-19 demand hit
  • Seadrill wins another month to seal $7.4bn restructuring
    John Fredriksen-backed company extends forbearance period until the end of October
  • 'Continuity' assured as Peter Norborg leaves Clipper Group
    CEO pursuing other opportunities after overseeing major structural changes at Danish bulker owner
  • NYK Line sells 2011-built VLCC as secondhand market weakens
    The Japanese-built Tokitsu Maru fetches $45m and some expect further downside
  • In lawsuits over Covid-19 on Grand Princess, pressing ahead becomes a matter of time
    The lawsuits against Princess Cruises from passengers that tested positive and developed symptoms are ongoing
  • Indonesia's BULL acquires two LR2 tankers from embattled Xihe Group
    The sale of the LR2s is part of Xihe Group's fleet restructuring and downsizing
  • Japan's big three shipowners set to benefit from liner sector rally
    Improved performance at Ocean Network Express likely to result in higher valuations at MOL, NYK and K Line
  • Shell backs hydrogen and fuel cells to cut shipping's carbon footprint
    Energy major lays out its emissions reduction strategy, raising questions over ammonia and parking methanol, batteries and nuclear
  • Is the media guilty of exaggerating West African piracy threat?
    Security analyst Dirk Siebels argues risk remains in the region, but overall attack levels are not increasing
  • Andromeda exercises MR tanker option at Hyundai Mipo
    Monte Carlo-based tanker owner exercises option after taking delivery of two LR2s from Daehan Shipbuilding
  • Safe Bulkers denies link to kamsarmax bulker purchase
  • Indonesia's BULL acquires two LR2 tankers from Xihe Group
    The sale of the LR2s is part of Xihe Group's fleet restructuring and downsizing
  • New twist in Lakhani litigation as Yieldstreet claims sons will have to turn on father over $77m loans
    Five investment vehicles controlled by alternative financier Yieldstreet are seeking a $76.7m summary judgment
  • Okeanis tipped for more after VLCC charter 'derisks' 2021, analysts say
    Greek owner expected to seek similar term deals for suezmaxes as Dan Gold's QVT increases stake again
  • Can Biden claim the White House with green shipping revolution?
    US voters have choice of Trump's fossil-fuel stance or challenger's eco promises at election
  • Giant US investment fund Fidelity doubles its stake in Euronav
    Boston company now appears to be largest investor, if Euronav's own treasury shares are excluded
  • MOL sets up offshore technical division and appoints executive to lead Mauritius recovery
    Japanese firm wants to boost technical competence in growing offshore business and to progress island's pollution recovery
  • Pandemic puzzler: the TradeWinds quiz
    What can you remember from the last six months of Covid-19 lockdowns and disruption?
  • John Fredriksen and SEB add to stakes in Avance Gas
    Top two investors acquire more of VLGC owner in share purchases over the last week
  • Safe Bulkers expands fleet with kamsarmax purchase
  • Samsung Heavy scores suezmax tanker order from Greece's Pantheon
    Pantheon Tankers books two more vessels at the Koje shipyard after it slashes shipbuilding prices in a bid to fill up its early 2022 berths
  • Keppel eyes merger or disposal of offshore arm as part of revamp
    Singapore conglomerate also looking to sell-off 'non-core' assets such as drilling rigs as part of asset light strategy
  • Indonesia's BULL acquires two LR2 tankers from Xihe
    The sale of the LR2s is part of Xihe Group's fleet restructuring and downsizing
  • Japan's big three owners set to benefit from liner sector rally
    Improved performance at Ocean Network Express likely to result in higher valuations at MOL, NYK and K Line

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • Trump says military assets poised for COVID vaccine distribution
    President Donald Trump is trying to fast-track a COVID-19 vaccine and appears ready to mobilize military assets. A possible scenario involves an airlift with Air...
  • Geodis expands US workforce to meet peak season
    The 3PL will add up to 8,000 employees to handle the seasonal increase in e-commerce shipments on top of its ongoing effort to raise its...
  • Airline cargo divisions finally gain a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T
    Cargo is no longer the stepchild at passenger airlines. Strong cargo sales have helped keep airlines afloat as revenues plunge during the coronavirus. Will we...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2020
  • DHL advances decarbonization plans for less-than-container load ocean freight shipments
    Company plans to replace heavy fuel oil with marine biofuels.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • Congestion at South Korea's Busan port may cause delays until mid-Oct: Hapag Lloyd
    "To recover yard capacity and productivity some terminals only allow to gate-in laden containers which will be loaded onto vessels departing within the next 10 days," the company said.
  • TANKERS: MR owners see glimmer of winter strength on freight jump
    Another factor that boosted bullish sentiment were the increasing wait times for transit slots at the Panama Canal.
  • Singapore's LSMGO bunker inquiries spike on narrower gasoil-LSFO spread
    The spread has since contracted to a five-month low of 84 cents/mt on Sept. 28, but on Sept. 29, it widened to $2.94/mt, Platts data showed.
  • REFINERY NEWS: India's BPCL runs Kochi refinery to over 80% in Sep
    The temporary strike at Kochi that occurred in early September had not affected refinery operations, a source said.

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