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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • Results to date are much better than initially expected, says NYK President while marking 135th anniversary of NYK's founding
  • Sal Heavy Lift acquires major stake in Intermarine & expands its business in the Americas
  • Unprecedented Golden Week capacity increase on Transpacific
  • Coffee shipments marginally up during April-September
  • DGTR notifies investigation into subsidised imports of copper tubes, pipes from Malaysia, Thailand & Vietnam
  • JN Port attains 95 pc year-on-year cargo throughput in Sept. 2020
  • Personnel changes at Major Ports
  • TRAFFIC HANDLED AT MAJOR PORTS
  • Logistics challenges, reduction in turnaround time for seamless cargo movement between India & Bangladesh a priority: Minister
  • Piyush Goyal emphasises on boosting rail freight
  • IRCON floats tenders for construction of Coal India's 135-km east-west rail corridor
  • Mumbai Port Trust actively participating in Clean India movement

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 7, 2020
  • Vaccine readiness
  • Austrian block train remains on track
  • Trade between UAE and Israel has begun
  • Additional rail capacity for Canada's industry
  • The CMA CGM Group recruits
  • Port indices climbing worldwide, says Drewry
  • First of two freighters from Fiji to Singapore
  • Batliwala becomes chairman, Erbacher returns
  • New container trains to run between Siberia and China
  • Two rating agencies on Jaxport's side
  • Supply Chain Valley in Venlo is born
  • Afrijet takes over converted ATR freighter from Aelis
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • No more locomotive change at the border
  • Generation change at TST
  • Five more weekly flights between BRU and MIA
  • Laurels for Priority Freight
  • Digital US contract platform goes Europe

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • Atlas Air 'moving the goalposts' after five years of talks with pilots' union
  • SGP unveils mega-hub ambitions as it takes over second terminal at KAPD
  • Xpediator expands European logistics footprint with takeover of Nidd Transport
  • New cargo services at Brussels Airport as carriers gear up for vaccine flights
  • Hapag-Lloyd and CMA CGM credit ratings upgraded ahead of 'bumper' Q3
  • Keeping supply chains running financially smoothly in these extraordinary times
  • Against the odds: Kuehne + M'rsk - the night is still young. But...
  • Snapshot: DSV Panalpina? Mesmerising
  • Supply chain radar: Growing up...Zim lines up its fifth IPO attempt

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • ABS launches My Digital Fleet
    Timely access to relevant information to support the safe and efficient operation of vessels is critical in the digital era and offers a competitive edge. However, vessel data typically resides in disparate
  • Ricardo Carlton is new Port Everglades Director of Operations
    Port Everglades Chief Executive and Port Director Jonathan Daniels has appointed Ricardo D. Charlton, BSME, FSO, as the port's new Director of Operations. "Ricardo is an outstanding addition and brings a wealth
  • Laborde Products named new distributor for Scania USA
    Scania USA has selected Laborde Products as the new distributor for Scania Marine Engines along the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Midwest markets. Laborde Products has been devoted to developing commercial engine
  • VIDEO: World's largest civilian hospital ship nears completion
    International charity Mercy Ships says that its second hospital ship, Global Mercy, will soon join its first, Africa Mercy, in bringing desperately needed medical services to Africa. Between 1990 and 2020, Mercy
  • MSC sees hydrogen and biofuels in future fuel mix
    Container shipping giant MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) is looking at hydrogen and fuels derived from it as a possible fuel source for the future. Meantime, it is increasingly pioneering the use of

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • Charterers to report shipping emissions in green initiative
    Key energy, mining and agricultural companies and commodity traders have launched a new initiative that will see them report annual...
  • From the News Desk: Shipping struggles to repel hackers
    Shipping companies and organisations have received a sharp wake-up call as to the threat of cyber attacks, with several affected...
  • Shipping expects post-pandemic economic crisis
    Respondents to the latest Global Maritime Forum survey cited economic concerns and the impact of decarbonisation of shipping as being...
  • Euronav chief backs 'gradual' carbon levy
    De Stoop believes a carbon levy on shipping fuels that increases gradually is more likely to be agreed on than...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: The road to future fuels
    Listen to the second of three special edition podcasts produced in association with DNV GL examining the tectonic shift shaping...
  • China bunker volume growth not hampered by pandemic
    'Singapore's marine fuel sales have stayed robust even as there were significant decreases seen in demand from certain parts of...
  • Antwerp receives EU funding for port carbon capture
    The Port of Antwerp was granted funding for two feasibility studies. It will look at moving CO2 by pipeline to Rotterdam...
  • Okeanis chief does not see LNG as long-term fuel solution
    Speaking at a Marine Money virtual event, Mr Alafouzos said he does not see LNG as a long-term fix for...
  • India to surpass China as the world's largest LPG importer by 2030
    Poten expects Indian LPG consumption to increase by 2% in 2020, rising by 17% in the next five years compared...
  • Boxship sector takes first steps towards ammonia use as fuel
    Joint development programme receives design in principle approval from Lloyd's Register for ammonia-fuelled vessel
  • Suez casualty ruling hailed as victory for common sense
    Greece-owned bulk carrier was in breach of rules 5, 7 and 8 of the Collision Regulations, Mr Justice Teare decided
  • Panama Canal sees flat volume growth due to pandemic
    After a strong start to its 2020 financial year, the Panama Canal was hit by falling demand in May and June
  • PSA unit takes over control of Dammam
    The Singaporean operator takes over the management of Saudi Arabia's King Abdulaziz Port through its Saudi Global Ports unit. PSA...
  • MSC eyes hydrogen for zero-carbon fuel source
    Collaboration with participants along the entire fuel supply chain will be critical as shipping makes efforts to remove carbon-based energy
  • Singapore to boost LNG bunkering and digitalisation
    Singapore has acknowledged LNG as a key transitional fuel towards a low-carbon future and has set up a regulatory and...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Greek bulker 'wholly responsible' for Suez multiple pile-up | Does digital leviathan threaten fair competition in shipping?
  • Equatorial launches new digital bunkering tool
    The new tool is expected to remove any miscommunication between parties, including shipping agents, surveyors, traders and ship operators, said...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • Forward Air extends inland dray reach with Memphis acquisition
  • Drayage tech provider acquires truck parking marketplace
  • DCLI exiting NVO business to deal directly with truckers
  • Transfix offers free software to woo small carriers
  • Regulators delay Vancouver terminal decision, advance competing expansion
  • CMA CGM slow to restore e-commerce services

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • New Caledonia rethinks its LNG import plan as power needs rise
    Funding from France helps to attract bidders as island territory votes to remain French
  • Multiple failings likely to be uncovered in Panama probe into livestock carrier loss
    Death toll means the ship is one of the deadlines incidents since 2009, when 44 seafarers went missing in the loss of another converted vessel
  • Hapag-Lloyd, ship manager fight Covid-19 suits from longshoremen
    One longshoreman contracted the respiratory illness, while the other argues exposure
  • Hermitage Offshore fleet set for the auction block
    The company had as many as four bids for its fleet before heading to bankruptcy court
  • Yieldstreet wins $76.7m summary judgment against Lakhanis in London High Court
    This is the second judgment awarded against the Lakhanis, who are now personally liable for a total of $124m in outstanding loans
  • Hygo Energy IPO not the first shipping deal to be blown up by a hidden time bomb
    Deal had completed investor book, possibly below price range, but the company may now have to look outside for new chief executive if past is the prologue
  • Baltic Dry Index keeps cruising amid China's iron ore demand
    Capesize fixtures may get split into panamax charters, according to Clarksons Platou Securities
  • Rising tide of US LPG exports set to lift Navigator Holdings
    Jefferies analysts says low fleet growth creates the perfect platform for stronger rates
  • MSC explores hydrogen as potential fuel source
    World's second largest liner operator backs hydrogen and biofuel but ensures its biggest ships are LNG-ready
  • Coronavirus hits US bunker hubs hard but Asian ports show resilience
    Singapore, Japan and Zhoushan among top performing hubs as sales collapse in the US Gulf
  • UK detains offshore vessel in Aberdeen over crew welfare concerns
    Full inspection now planned as RMT union criticises wage level on Ben Nevis
  • Royal Caribbean Group faces a subdued 50th birthday celebration
    Coronavirus leaves cruise giant with little to cheer about as it celebrates its golden anniversary
  • Bjorn Tore Larsen says he still wants to own a private fleet despite bulker sale effort
    The company is looking to sell a panamax bulker, which would leave it with just one wholly-owned ship
  • Navig8 strikes first pool deal with Ibaizabal Tankers for suezmax
    UK-headquartered group expands Suez8 operations with Spanish owner's 2004-built ship
  • Worker dies in accident at leading Turkish green recycler
    Isiksan ship breaking yard has safety and environmental approval from the European Commission and ClassNK
  • DSME to offer ammonia-ready designs in bid to hit CO2 targets
    Shipbuilder logs approval in principle for ultra large containership fuelled by ammonia and sets 2025 target
  • Trio of gasoline-laden Iranian tankers arrive in fuel-starved Venezuela
    The US has opted not to intervene the oil trade between the two sanctioned countries for now
  • HMM fills all 12 of world's biggest boxships on maiden voyages
    Resurgence in container demand shown by South Korean owner's full house for Samsung and DSME newbuildings
  • Battle lines drawn: SK Shipping and Capital Maritime set to go to trial in tanker fight
    One tanker remains at the centre of a dispute between South Korean shipowner and companies managed by Greece's Capital Maritime
  • Sberbank unit snaps up 46 Palmali tankers for $60m
    Russian creditor buys fleet of Turkish owner's bankrupt Russian unit after failing to find any other buyer
  • CMB and Centerbridge wind down boxship fund
    Belgian owner buys out private equity partner stake in containership investment vehicle
  • Greens hit out at IMO's watered down proposal on carbon emissions
    Lobby groups say they have been cut out of compromise deal which is heading for approval in November
  • Swan Energy's new FSRU offered for trading as project rebuilds
    Regas unit for delayed Indian terminal is finally delivered but cyclone damage to breakwater must first be repaired
  • Hoegh LNG lifts fundraising to $35m with second bond tap
    Norwegian LNG carrier owner still has headroom to sell more five-year bonds as it refinances early
  • Biggest civilian hospital ship newbuilding near to delivery
    The $200m Global Mercy will double the capacity for charity Mercy Ships to deliver medical aid to African countries
  • S&P upgrades Hapag-Lloyd after it beats rivals' margins
    German liner company now at highest rating level since coverage started in 2010
  • Zodiac Maritime snaps up bargain capesize bulker from Italy's Bottiglieri
    Shipowner taking advantage of prices that are still relatively low to bring in younger tonnage
  • Zodiac Maritime buys another capesize bulker
    Shipowner taking advantage of prices that are still relatively low to bring in younger tonnage
  • Boa demands $12m from investor after winning legal spat over newbuild
    Norwegian owner finally wins battle against shareholder controlled by Ukrainian billionaire Kostyantyn Zhevago
  • Biggest civilian hospital ship newbuilding near to delivery
    The $200m Global Mercy will double the capacity for charity Mercy Ships to deliver medical aid to African countries
  • Poten: Over 70% of VLGC fleet opts for low-sulphur fuels
    But US-based consultancy says increasing number of ships will use LPG dual fuel engines
  • Singapore bunker firm founder charged over Shell Bukom oil theft
    Pai Keng Pheng charged with abetting the offence of dishonestly receiving stolen property
  • Andreas Sohmen-Pao: BW boss aims to be on the right side of history, by helping to shape it
    Singapore's action man with a plan
  • Insurers warn shipping is not prepared for the next pandemic
    Marsh and International Union of Marine Insurance already looking beyond Covid-19 to how the next threat may play out

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • New ship orders sink as fear of future economic crisis grows
    Shipping CEOs see an increasing risk of a global economic crisis in the decade ahead.
  • Mexican rail blockade continues to affect freight flows
    Railway blockades reportedly are costing the Mexican economy more than $18 million a day.
  • Envase acquires SecurSpace for drayage storage
    Drayage truckers on the Envase platform have access to an online marketplace that connects them to available parking and storage lots nationwide.
  • Airline group issues distress call as projected losses reach $128B
    Airlines are slowly adding flights, but don't mistake that for market optimism. Bookings are trending down for the winter and airlines are bleeding billions in...
  • Truckers counter ocean carrier effort to dismiss chassis complaint
    The Intermodal Motor Carriers Conference insists the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has jurisdiction to ensure that ocean container chassis provisioning is conducted fairly.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2020
  • HONG KONG DATA: August fuel oil imports flat on month at 3.11 mil barrels
    Over January-August, Hong Kong imported an average of 3.48 million barrels of fuel oil per month, with a total at 27.8 million barrels, the data showed.
  • INTERVIEW: LNG bunkering heralds cleaner shipping as most hurdles crossed - SEA-LNG chairman
    A significant percentage of deep sea newbuilds will feature LNG dual fuel technology in the future as the challenges associated with LNG bunkering have been mostly overcome, Peter Keller, chairman of SEA-LNG, told S&P Global Platts in an interview.
  • India-bound VLCC laden with crude returns to Persian Gulf after Sep fire
    The fully laden Indian Oil Corp.-chartered super tanker New Diamond that caught fire and leaked bunker fuel last month will not unload its cargo in India and is instead returning to the Persian Gulf, several sources involved in salvage operations said Oct. 6.
  • Jet NWE cargo discount turns to premium on refinery run cuts
    The jet CIF NWE cargo differential to the front month ICE low sulfur gasoil future turned positive on Oct. 6 -- the first time it has been at a premium in over six months, tracking supply curbs.
  • Germany's Altmaier sees support for EU Green Deal, majority backing new 2030 target proposal
    German economy and energy minister Peter Altmaier sees strong support among EU colleagues for the EU's Green Deal, and the majority backing needed for higher interim targets for 2030, the minister said Oct. 6 after hosting an informal meeting of EU ministers.
  • OIL FUTURES: Rally extends as strengthened Hurricane Delta shuts in more output
    The Gulf of Mexico shut ins have added upward momentum to prices already trending higher overnight amid a tightened global supply outlooks.
  • Cameron LNG ships first cargo since Hurricane Laura hit US Gulf Coast: dispatcher
    Sempra Energy's Cameron LNG exported its first cargo Oct. 5 since shutting down ahead of Hurricane Laura's landfall in late August along the US Gulf Coast, a pilots dispatcher said.
  • US Treasury extends Venezuela order blocking potential Citgo seizure through January
    The license, which was set to expire Oct. 20, now runs until Jan. 19, the day before the US presidential inauguration.
  • Sept. container volume at India's 12 major ports up 1.9% on year
    The rise in volume largely came from a pick-up in export demand, while imports remained subdued, market sources said.
  • Typhoon Chan-Hom to affect bunkering at Japan from Oct. 8: sources
    "Kyushu area will be affected soon, and weather forecast of Tokyo Bay is not good from Oct. 8," a trader said.
  • Singapore to issue additional LNG bunker supplier licenses as demand grows
    Singapore will have an LNG bunker supply capacity of up to 1 million mt per annum from 2021, Chee said.
  • INTERVIEW: VPS exec sees bunker fuel quality alerts surging in 2020 as VLSFO use gathers pace
    "A lot of stability and cold-flow issues with VLSFOs, plus flash point issues with MGO and VLSFO, have been noted," Bee said.




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