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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 12, 2020
  • Lineas and Tabaknati build new hub
  • Because Manhattan Associates is worth it
  • Magnolia Award goes to Nippon Express
  • CP connected to shipping platform
  • New multimodal access to the port of Barcelona
  • South America's "most modern import air cargo terminal"
  • DF Industrial Partners grows
  • Logwin takes business with China to the streets
  • Mesa's first cargo flight for DHL Express
  • BDI flying high
  • An e-vehicle for city logistics
  • Schmitz Cargobull picks managing director
  • 100 natural gas HGVs for Argentina
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Bergé emphasises its offshore business
  • Bright Industrial invests in Hamburg
  • 90 years ago today: the Graf at Basel's first airport

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • Spot rates hold steady as retailers anticipate consumers shopping early for Xmas
  • Cargo's pandemic heroics cannot prevent budget cuts at struggling airports
  • Indian shippers and carriers in war of words over box trade imbalance
  • UK government unveils plans for more post-Brexit border control posts
  • Other UK ports could relieve pressure on the Channel, but 'Dover can handle it'
  • Quick response to sudden leap in demand sees Hapag-Lloyd in calmer waters
  • FedEx takes an 18-mile flight across the US-Mexico border
  • Orban allies are seeking to grab control over Budapest Airport
  • On the wires: Boiling point

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • DNV GL's Jennifer States to speak on ferry innovations at FERRIES 2020
    Jennifer States, Director for Blue Economy for Energy and Maritime North America at DNV GL, will be among the speakers at Marine Log's FERRIES 2020 virtual conference November 9-10. In a presentation
  • U.S. Navy's new frigates now named Constellation class
    Secretary of the Navy Kenneth J. Braithwaite announced USS Constellation (FFG 62) as the name for the first ship in the new Guided Missile Frigate (FFG(X)) class of ships October 7 while
  • WETA orders two more high speed cats for San Francico Bay
    The San Francisco Bay Area Water Emergency Transportation Authority (WETA) Board of Directors yesterday authorized the agency to award La Conner, Wash., shipbuilder Mavrik Marine Inc. a $30 million contract to build
  • Ladar trials show promise of enhanced vessel safety
    Norwegian operator Color Line has been trialing Ladar, a light-based laser technology anti-collision system designed to identify floating objects on or under the surface of the water, including drifting fishing nets, logs,
  • Gulf Coast readies for Hurricane Delta
    The U.S. Gulf Coast, and Louisiana in particular, was this morning getting ready for the arrival of Hurricane Delta, which threatens to tear through areas still recovering from Hurricane Laura which hit

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • LNG marine fuel phase-out urged to drive decarbonisation
    Shipping faces immense financial, technological and regulatory challenges to meet the target of cutting greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by...
  • IMO's greenhouse gas plan is already outdated
    The English romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley once contended: 'Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.' In shipping's case...
  • Pandemic will be a turning point for shipping, predicts Synergy chief
    The industry requires the vision and leadership to talk with a more unified voice that can reach the decision makers...
  • Shipyard extends closure after more infections confirmed
    Dozens infected with coronavirus, New Havyard Ship Technology confirms, after local government rules that facility must stay shut
  • Limited Colombian coal dents prospects for larger bulkers
    Coal exports from Colombia saw fresh lows in September, hitting the panamax sector the most, followed by capesizes, says Braemar...
  • Electronic engines pioneer shipping's digital journey
    Shipping is exploring the benefits of digital technology across the industry. Optimised main engine performance derived from electronically controlled main...
  • The week in charts: Capesize rates hit 13-month high; resilient container demand
    Healthy volumes in the capesize chartering market, in particular on the C5 Australia to China route, pushed spot rates to...
  • Container spot freight rates resilient post-Golden Week
    Spot market shows signs of resilience in the first reporting period since Golden Week. The Shanghai Containerised Freight Index fell...
  • The Lloyd's List Podcast: Can shipping future proof shipbuilding decisions now?
    ABS chief Christopher Wiernicki is our return guest this week, covering decarbonisation pathways, shipbuilding decisions, the threat of regionalism in...
  • New Diamond towed to Fujairah after owner pays compensation
    The fire-stricken VLCC is expected to arrive at Fujairah later this month, after which the crude on board will be...
  • Vale joins venture to boost import capacity in China
    The project will ramp up handling and distribution capacity of iron ore at the Chinese port, as the country is...
  • Digitalisation: Do the numbers stack up?
    The deeper shipping digs into digitalisation the more the industry gets cold feet. The real problem is not technology but...
  • LNG boxship conversions not economically viable
    Hapag-Lloyd acquired 17 'LNG-ready' containerships when it merged with UASC. One is now being converted to use LNG, but unless...
  • Box freight rates likely to ease despite strong volumes
    Government stimulus packages and changing consumer patterns are driving demand for containerised goods. This has led to record-high freight rates...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Opec sees fossil-fuelled future for shipping | Opec forecasts stagnant crude oil trade over next decade |...
  • Suez collision case 'shouldn't have come to court'
    Trial allowing witness to give evidence remotely from ship at sea sets important precedent, lawyers argue, although it is unclear...
  • US Gulf shuts down as hurricane approaches
    The approaching hurricane is forcing operators to shut-in almost 92% of crude output in the US Gulf as it heads...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • JOC Uncharted: Shippers drill down on product rather than shipment delivery
  • Shippers rethinking annual trucking procurement cycles
  • Andersen to focus on Americas as new Intermarine CEO
  • E-commerce technology essential to retailers' survival
  • Carriers throwing capacity at booming trade lanes

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • Chinese leasing company SPDB splashes out $96m on ultramax bulkers
    SPDB Financial's newbuildings will be built at China's Nacks and chartered to BG Shipping
  • Handysizes rise on way to Brazil but fall on trip back to Europe
    Capesize spot rates end week on the down side as charterers stay on sidelines
  • Baltic Dirty Tanker Index hits new lows as hangover continues
    Suezmax and aframax rates fall sharply to end the week, as the index hits an all-time low
  • BlackRock jumps onto Dorian LPG leaderboard
    The investor now has the third-largest position among institutional holders
  • Secondhand market for aged tankers still active with AET linked to VLCC sale
    Singapore-based owner finally finds a buyer for the Bunga Kasturi Tiga, brokers say
  • KfW IPEX-Bank provides $48m loan for Finnlines vessel
    Grimaldi Group subsidiary lines up finance for one of three ro-ro vessels
  • Mehrotra's Foresight appoints Reliance chartering executive as director
    Vijay Handa will lead the expansion of Foresight's shipping business, executive chairman Ravi Mehrotra says
  • NGO calls for safety checks at Turkish demolition yards
    Lobby group asks European Commission to limit new permits in Aliaga after reports of a fatality at approved shipyard
  • Scorpio Bulkers sells another kamsarmax as transition to wind gathers pace
    New York-listed shipowner has now sold three of its kamsarmax bulkers
  • Baltic Exchange extends escrow service to ship charters
    London exchange aims to reduce risk for those involved in fixing vessels
  • Stolt-Nielsen's Gruner-Hegge explains how tanker owner trashed analysts' forecasts
    Finance boss says market underestimated benefits of contract portfolio, but helpful lower fuel prices will not be repeated
  • After 175 years, Galbraiths keeps its focus on its core
    Chief executive Andersen says golden thread has been strong leadership
  • Stranded RAL boxship freed from ice off Greenland
    Domestic shipowner says Malik Arctica spent a day trapped in polar ice with essential supplies
  • Cameron Mackey: Scorpio's quiet man on with a hand on the tiller
    A lifelong quest to go to sea has placed the executive in key role as the 'details' man behind dynamic management team
  • Zuyderzee Capital adds another ex-ABN Amro banker for new compliance unit
    Dutch outfit recruits Martijn van den Berg to run operational advisory division
  • Karpowership 'doing our PhD' in powership construction and operation
    Turkish specialist says it has found a 'natural chemistry' with new partner MOL
  • Yards named for world's first zero-emission tankers
    Kawasaki Heavy Industries will supply all-important battery power for the two vessels ordered by Asahi Tanker
  • NRP teams with Greece's Tide Line to snap up Hong Kong handysize
    Norwegian asset manager continues its policy of joining with shipowners to expand its fleet
  • Seaowl aims to pioneer unmanned offshore support vessels
    French player is to order a prototype inspection vessel powered by battery soon
  • Hill Dickinson lawyer Wareing completes 306 km walk for seafarers' charity
    Retiring head of marine and trade David Wareing celebrates the end of 45-year tenure at the company with an equally as long ramble across England
  • Lloyd's Register's decision to ditch energy business puts focus on marine and offshore
    Marine business will account for more than half of the classification society's income after it sold its troubled energy business
  • OHT firms up new wind farm installation ships for 2023
    Arne Blystad company signs final contract for up to four vessels with China Merchants Heavy Industry
  • Havyard remains closed as outbreak rises to 75 workers
    Norwegian shipbuilder says temporary halt extended to 19 October
  • Keppel secures mystery $440m offshore renewable vessel order
    Singapore shipyard gives little away about order that is part of its new Vision 2030 strategy
  • Karpowership shifts into LNG as it kicks off fleet gas switch
    Turkish powership owner plans to double its generating capacity from floating power in next five years
  • Why Mercy Ships needs shipping to 'double down' on donations
    If twice as many companies were to back medical charity, each one would have to give only half as much to help fund operations of its hospital ships
  • Phoenix Reisen cruiseship to become Egyptian floating resort
    Veteran cruiseship Albatros sold as German operator joins the ranks of cruise lines trimming their fleets
  • Swire Blue Ocean looks to ride WTIV wave to Oslo IPO
    Swire Pacific Offshore subsidiary to rebrand as Cadeler ahead of possible fourth quarter listing
  • NYK Line takes training online in effort to circumvent Covid-19
    Japanese shipowner has team up with PSA Marine to continue its training in face of travel restrictions
  • Judicial manager puts Hin Leong's bunker arm on sales block
    Singapore company continues to see disposal of assets as accountants look to recover funds

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • South Carolina sees uptick in port activity
    The Port of Charleston set a September record by handling 195,101 TEUs.
  • FMC considers changing service contract filing requirements
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission will consider a change in its regulations that would allow filing of service contracts up to 30 days from the...
  • American Airlines keeps cargo-only flights to Beijing through March
    American Airlines cargo and passenger flights will shift to a new mega-airport in Beijing in March. Passenger demand will dictate how long cargo-only flights continue.
  • Get ready for blowout Q3 results in container shipping
    Listed carriers are poised to post stellar third-quarter numbers on higher rates and volumes.
  • FreightWaves Flashback: Jacksonville's 3rd container crane goes up; will handle 1,500 containers weekly
    1973: This will be Sea-Land's 2nd container crane at Jacksonville and the 3rd in operation at the port.
  • CMA CGM seeks tariff publication relief from FMC post-cyberattack
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission will consider the French liner carrier's relief petition to give it time to clean up its systems.
  • Do you know where your chassis are?
    Container chassis management model in the U.S. challenges advancement of full-circle tracking technologies.
  • Golden Ray dismantling delayed again
    The ro-ro vessel that capsized leaving the Port of Brunswick in September 2019 will be cut into eight multi-ton sections.
  • Making waves on the Mississippi
    American Patriot Holdings is creating "a north-south trade lane from the Midwest to the lower Mississippi River that doesn't exist today for containerized cargo."

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2020
  • Singapore Nov ex-wharf marine fuel term indications higher as demand grows
    Singapore's ex-wharf term contracts for November-loading 0.5% sulfur marine fuel were heard offered at a premium of $7-8/mt over the FOB Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5% cargo assessment, higher than the contract settlements of a $4-4.25/mt premium for October-loading contracts, sources said Oct 9.
  • OPEC+ boosts oil output compliance, but catch-up cuts remain scant
    OPEC and its allies sharpened their output quota compliance to 99% in September, led by the Gulf states, but discipline from Russia and some African producers continued to slip, the latest S&P Global Platts survey found.
  • OIL FUTURES: Crude retreats as Norway strike ends, lessening supply risks
    Crude futures settled lower Oct. 9, as risks to supply outlooks eased following the end of a 10-day workers strike in Norway.
  • SPAIN DATA: Aug. bunker fuel volume up 6.1% on month, down 19% on year
    The main driver of the rise was Spain's busiest port, Las Palmas, which was up 11.5% month on month to 181,872 mt, which was little changed year on year.
  • Nearly 92% of US Gulf oil output offline as Hurricane Delta nears landfall
    On Oct. 9, a total of 274 platforms were shut in, two more than the previous day.
  • Le Havre port sets up facility for scrubber waste
    The French port of Le Havre in partnership with SEREP has set up a facility to treat waste from scrubber-fitted ships that strips out sulfurous particulates from high sulfur bunker fuels, the port authority said Oct. 8
  • Singapore's residue stocks edge up 1% to 7-week high, bunker demand stable
    Stocks were last higher Aug. 19 at 25.485 million barrels, historical data showed.

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