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22 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:21 GMT+2

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Exim Indiaweb site
  • Maersk celebrates 30 years in India
  • ONE India goes live for direct e-DO on PCS 1x for Nhava Sheva
  • Sri Lanka updates procedure for seafarers arriving from India
  • All-India roll-out of Faceless Assessment
  • Chairman shares insights on role of JNPT & the port sector in strengthening logistics for positioning India in the global supply chain
  • Expeditious development of Dedicated Freight Corridors being pursued
  • Freight movement by rail seeing surge
  • Global air cargo demand stable in July
  • SpiceJet operates first-ever long-haul cargo flights from Delhi to Frankfurt & Amsterdam to Mumbai
  • Truck sales unlikely to see any significant improvement this fiscal: Report
  • DGTR recommends anti-dumping duty on acrylic fibre imported from EU, Belarus, Ukraine, Peru
  • FTCCI Business Facilitation Centre inaugurated at GMR Air Cargo Terminal in Hyderabad
  • Kerala's shrimp production suffers loss due to pandemic: CIBA
  • TPT South Africa partners with TCS for pioneering logistics supply chain transformation

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International Transport Journalweb site
  • 120 m long trailer combinations cross the desert
  • From Istanbul to London, and between IST and ISL
  • Another service to connect China and France
  • TPT partners with TCS in South Africa
  • Ten more years for Cargologic and Champ
  • Arkadiy Korosteljov elected president of Fesco
  • Opening an office in the kingdom
  • Southwest British airport is "cargo ready"
  • First fully digital transit between Asia and Europe
  • HB Commercial sets up remanufacturing facility
  • ASQS expands in Canada
  • Maersk digests KHG
  • LGV Training welcomes four Volvo FLs
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Ceva Logistics implements Cargo Wise technology
  • Letmeship hires new COO
  • All cargo services in Southern Africa
  • Remote maritime surveys extended

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The Loadstarweb site
  • Demand puts pressure on Maersk Spot, but ocean-rail service now permanent
  • Revenue-hit low-cost carriers are turning to 'passenger-freighter' action
  • Second quarter best since 2010, as container shipping sees $2.7bn profit
  • Number-one fear for UK post-Brexit trading is supply chain delays
  • Already-stretched Australian supply chains hit by container park congestion
  • New greener car carrier Oceanbird really has the wind in its sails
  • New Alitalia set for take-off as EU approves €200m bailout
  • Apples the core product as China sees fruit exports soar
  • On the wires: Ocean & air freight recap - Expeditors out of favour at UBS...

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Marine Logweb site
  • Manson wins $26.4 million Plaquemines dredging contract
    Manson Construction, Seattle, Wash., has been awarded a $26,493,750 firm-fixed-price contract for maintenance dredging. Bids were solicited via the internet with two received. Work will be performed in Plaquemines, La., with an
  • CLIA releases 2020 cruise industry environmental technologies and practices report
    The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) today released the latest Global Cruise Industry Environmental Technologies and Practices Report produced by Oxford Economics. The report highlights the progress that CLIA oceangoing cruise line
  • Huntington Ingalls makes legal team appointments
    Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) has made two new appointments within its law department. Jeffrey Bauer was recently promoted to corporate vice president of litigation and investigations, while Paul C. Harris
  • DFDS climate plan includes AI on the bridge, methanol injection in four strokes
    Copenhagen-headquartered freight and passenger ferry operator DFDS has released details of its climate plan for the next ten years. Longer term, DFDS aims to be climate neutral by 2050. Meantime, its short-term
  • Swedish tanker becomes first foreign-flag ship to bunker LNG in U.S.
    Fure Ven, a dual-fueled vessel owned and operated by Furetank of Donsö, Sweden, has become become the first non-U.S. flagged vessel to bunker LNG in the United States, using LNG sourced by
  • MSC to install Jotun Hull Skater on 14,000 TEU containership
    Hull coatings specialist Jotun, Sandefjord, Norway, has signed a contract with MSC (Mediterranean Shipping Company) that is its first in the containership sector for its ground-breaking Jotun Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), introduced

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Lloyd's Listweb site
  • Panama focuses on course deviation before Wakashio grounding
    Panama Maritime Authority's preliminary investigation into the grounding of the bulker vessel Wakashio off Mauritius says it deviated from its...
  • UK changes shipping minister in government mini-reshuffle
    Government reshuffles junior ministerial ranks, with Witney MP Robert Courts replacing Kelly Tolhurst at the Department for Transport, although it...
  • Sediment levels in off-spec fuels cause concerns
    Off-spec fuel shares in 0.5% fuels have declined in recent months. At the same time, cases of severe impact, such...
  • Box lines urged to drop low-sulphur fuel fee
    Freight association accuses carriers of increasing the number of surcharges and fees, often with no real explanation or justification
  • From the News Desk: US extends sanctions as Iran ups the stakes
    Crude oil exports from Venezuela have plummeted since the imposition of new US sanctions guidance and new Lloyd's List Intelligence...
  • Greek owners call for EU relief for shipping
    Shipping companies are 'beating heart' of broader European maritime cluster, say Greeks, but need ship finance options from within the...
  • Industry commitment is slowly solving crewing crisis
    V.Group has taken over a 160-room hotel in Manila to provide an isolation facility for seafarers; shipowners have diverted vessels...
  • Maritime charity says legal duty to assist craft in peril is being ignored
    'We have evidence of failures by commercial vessels to stop and rescue at sea, despite maritime law norms. It is...
  • Investment funds must cast net wider for terminal deals
    Partnering with existing operators can bring benefits to both investment funds and terminal operators wishing to expand
  • Ports can help ease supply chain shocks
    Maritime supply chains face a tough choice between globalisation and nearshoring but freeports could provide a middle path
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: The road to decarbonisation
    Listen to the first of three special edition podcasts produced in association with DNV GL examining the tectonic shift shaping...
  • No end in sight of tanker earnings pressure, says BIMCO
    For the full-year, tanker owners will probably end up in the black, thanks to record-high earnings seen during a frenzy...
  • Two kidnapped after vessel boarded off Lagos
    An unknown number of pirates has boarded the Seatrade reefer ship Water Phoenix, taking two of its 18 crew hostage...
  • HMM and Samsung Heavy to develop smart ship technologies
    HMM has already adopted the shipbuilder's smart ship solution on five of its supersized containerships delivered this year as part...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: IMO urged to intervene as Maersk Etienne impasse deepens | Shipping and the law on rescuing migrants |...
  • Maersk firms up Asia-Europe ocean-rail service
    Danish carrier says the intermodal product has drawn increasing interest from shippers looking for faster transit times compared with ocean-only...
  • Fire reignites on VLCC off Sri Lanka
    The Sri Lankan Navy confirms the fire has reignited on the vessel New Diamond amid high winds. The vessel is about...
  • Mitsubishi says scrubber retrofit schedule remains on track
    Travel bans and social distancing measures have constrained shipyard operations but appear not to have held back Mitsubishi from delivering...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
  • Summer surge shows in US August imports from Asia
  • CEVA to use CargoWise to unify global operations
  • Logistics industry squares up to COVID-19 vaccine challenge
  • Uber Freight moves into SaaS territory
  • Terminal 49 targets logistics startups with visibility API
  • Exporter-focused software startup lands funding round
  • Asia-Europe trade records first volume growth of 2020

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TradeWindsweb site
  • Companies jostle to own miner Anglo American's $600m LNG-fuelled bulker newbuildings
  • IMO makes another push for crew changes ahead of UN General Assembly
  • D'Amico, Eastmed sell ageing product tankers
  • Robert Courts becomes UK's second shipping minister in seven months
  • New Diamond spills diesel oil as flames on board refuse to die down
  • Diana Shipping newcastlemax fixture beats slumping market
  • Investors returning from the beach, but will they notice shipping stocks?
  • Scorpio wipes out $52.4m in debt as it reloads buy-back programme with $250m
  • Polaris Shipping VLOC duo for scrap as demolition drive continues
  • Photos show last moments of Gulf Livestock 1 as water pours in
  • Stena Bulk charters suezmax quartet, boosting tanker pool with Sonangol
  • Crew change crisis a 'ticking time bomb' for food and drink supplies to UK
  • Maran Gas Maritime's first female captain makes Rising Star finals
  • OSM takes over management of GC Rieber offshore fleet
  • Trafigura continues VLCC chartering spree amid floating storage talk
  • Saudi Aramco unit launches hunt to charter up to six chemical tanker newbuildings
  • Crewman missing after explosion tears open Vietnamese tanker
  • CMB's hydrogen unit emerges as Belgian owner's 'profitable' fourth pillar
  • Italian shipowners hail $100m state aid as 'important first step'
  • Lower finance costs push Navig8 Chemical Tankers into the black
  • Tomini 'mutiny' master fights for future after flag state withdraws permits
  • Captain and crewman reported kidnapped from Seatrade reefer
  • Hartmann warns 'time is tight' to meet IMO targets
  • Fourth death strikes Japan's shipyard sector, raising safety concerns
  • Militia 'intimidates' cargoship crew by firing live rounds in Libyan port
  • Vietnamese connection expected as Minerva sells aframaxes
  • Former Maersk man rises to the climate challenge for StormGeo
  • Iran tests US resolve as tanker trio 'heads to Venezuela'
  • VLCC newbuilding prices at lowest mark for more than 30 years
  • Swedish tanker debuts as first foreign-flagged ship to bunker LNG in US
  • South Africa study into open-loop scrubbers delayed by Covid-19
  • Singapore approves liner consortia exemption until end of 2021
  • UOB dumps Keppel in favour of Yangzijiang among its Alpha Picks

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American Shipperweb site
  • Shipping suffers wave of spills, fires, collisions and lives lost
    After decades of safety improvements, a deadly stretch of casualties for ocean shipping.
  • Career Tracks: Air, land and sea
    ArcBest, Crane Worldwide, Fullen Dock & Warehouse, Grupo TMM, Premier Manufacturing, Southeastern Freight and United Airlines announce promotions and hires.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
  • IOC chartered fully laden VLCC again on fire; Navy, Coast Guard in salvage operations
    "The fire had been doused on Sunday but reignited last evening," the Indian Navy spokesperson said over the phone.
  • Maersk hikes rates on Asia, Middle East to US, Canada routes
    Prices for twenty-foot equivalent unit containers have been increased by $300 per unit, while forty-foot equivalent unit containers have risen by $400 per unit, the company said Sept. 7.
  • Major container lines void 29 sailings in Oct-Nov in anticipation of weak demand
    Major container shipping lines have announced a host of blank sailings in October and November on the Asia-to-US, Asia-to-Europe and Intra-Asia trade lanes in anticipation of weaker demand in the fourth quarter on account of China's seven-day Golden Week holiday in October.
  • August containers volume at 12 major Indian ports down 13% on year
    Container volumes in August at 12 major ports in India fell 13.4% year on year to 763,000 twenty-foot-equivalent unit, which was 2% higher month on month, Indian Ports Association data showed, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
  • European HSFO values near 2019 prices, bucking expectations
    The spread between physical prices for 3.5%S FOB Rotterdam barges in 2019 and 2020 reached as close as $4/mt year on year on Sept. 1, assessed at $257/mt, before the spread widened again.
  • Bunker barge avails tight in west Japan, Korea as port operations resume after Typhoon Haishen
    Typhoon Haishen, described as "large," struck the Korean Peninsula on Sept.7, moving north at 50 km/hour having passed through Japan's Kyushu region, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • US crude stocks expected lower as USGC recovers from Laura
    US crude oil inventories likely edged lower in the week ended Sept. 4 as refinery demand picked up following Hurricane Laura, an S&P Global Platts analysis showed Sept. 8.
  • Global oil demand, GHG emissions may already have peaked: DNV GL
    Global oil demand may have peaked in 2019 ahead of COVID-19, but the world is nowhere near being on track to limit global warming to 2 degrees Celsius, consultancy DNV GL said in its fourth annual Energy Transition report Sept. 8.
  • OIL FUTURES: WTI falls 8% as demand outlook dims amid COVID spread
    The energy complex settled sharply lower Sept. 8 amid a focus on demand growth concerns fostered by the continued global spread of COVID-19.
  • Ocean Network Express blanks five trans-Pacific sailings in August-September
    The company has also voided four sailings at Mundra and Nhava Sheva port in India due to delay in West and Sout.h African ports
  • China's Zhoushan port supplies 420,000 mt bonded bunker fuels in Aug, up 57% on year
    The sharp rise in volume was due to the competitive bunker price at Zhoushan compared with Singapore and South Korea.
  • Taiwan flips into net LSFO importer in Q3 on low margins, plant shutdown
    Taiwan will likely export less than 30,000 mt of LSFO cargoes and import 160,000 mt of LSFO in Q3, sources said.
  • Jacksonville hosts first LNG bunkering operation of foreign vessel in the US
    The operation was for the Fure Ven, a duel-fuelled vessel owned and operated by Swedish shipping company Furetank.
  • External: Global Risk Management
  • Q2 container volumes fall 13% on year; recovery likely in Q3: CMA CGM
    Going ahead, the third quarter results should mark a new improvement, the carrier said.
  • VLCC owners set to mull slow steaming to cut costs as crude haulage demand remains weak
    "It's been a summer with a chronic lack of demand for crude slowly chipping away at tanker earnings," Farnleys said.
  • Singapore aspires to be key LNG bunkering port through strict standards: minister
    "We are working to make Singapore an attractive and trusted location for LNG bunkering," Chan said.
  • Methanol bunkering to aid shipping's decarbonization ambitions: industry experts
    The discussion has now pivoted to decarbonization, with methanol potentially set to play a bigger role, Raitt said.

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