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28 November 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 03:14 GMT+1




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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2020
  • Baltic index down
  • Discount on cargo movement between India & Iran's Chabahar Port extended for one year
  • G2 Ocean makes promising entry into India
  • MSC carries cargo from the UAE to Israel for the first time
  • New environmental regulations seen as biggest issue facing the shipping sector in the coming years
  • The Alliance announces updated service adjustments for November 2020
  • Yair Seroussi appointed ZIM's Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • DGFT notifies removal of restrictions on export of alcohol-based hand sanitisers
  • Export increase in Sept. a sign of revival but exporters' issues have to be urgently addressed: FIEO President
  • Faceless Assessment - Creation of Facilitation Helpdesk
  • New market access for agricultural commodities between India & Bhutan
  • APM Terminals Mumbai's container tracking platform receives industry-leading upgrade
  • Dry ports in Maharashtra nearing completion
  • Assam to have India's 1st international multimodal hub: Minister
  • Electronic Cargo Tracking Note mandatory in Guinea
  • Ministry of Railways issues policy on goods shed development through private investment
  • Comprehensive report assessing the current state of blockchain released
  • OMPL Plant at Mangalore Port in maintenance shutdown

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 19, 2020
  • Wilhelmshaven: New tracks for port railway
  • ZIM replaces chairman of the board of directors
  • IRU urges to lower drivers' minimum age
  • New Boeing, damaged Antonov
  • ONE widens Latin American network
  • Good figures in Croatia
  • Gregory Distribution going gas powered
  • DP World Inland restructures
  • Innova Capital sells Pekaes
  • Boluda Lines launches Canary service
  • Allied Air receives its first B737-800SF
  • Rail-served hub close to port and Mexico
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • Patrick Mulstay to be GM of Aeronet Denver
  • Svitzer anchors in Emden
  • Another charter service from China to Frankfurt
  • Fedex: ambitious plans in the Philippines

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • Ocean rates still rising alongside 'major problems' for those on the front line
  • Auto logistics braces for triple-whammy of Covid, Brexit and new electric era
  • Delays in new Brexit logistics IT causing staff training frustration
  • Cathay Pacific Cargo: 'we need to be agile and open to change'
  • Geodis expands its 'second home market' with Pekaes takeover
  • Air Atlanta Icelandic launches new airline to boost ACMI presence
  • Petition to name post-Brexit Kent 'lorry park' the Farage Garage
  • Market insight: Toll Group facing the endgame music

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • American Cruise Lines rolls out American Melody
    American Cruise Lines, Guilford, Conn., reports that just two months after accepting delivery of the American Jazz, its next new ship is already being readied for launch at its affiliate, Chesapeake Shipbuilding
  • Bouchard Transportation: What went wrong?
    A filing in the Bouchard Transportation Co. Chapter 11 bankruptcy case paints a sobering picture of how one of America's longest established maritime companies found itself plunged into a liquidity crisis, falling
  • Rethinking the conventional wisdom on scrubbers
    Saint Sulpice, Switzerland, headquartered Daphne Technology has come up with an all-in-one exhaust gas cleaning solution called SulPure that, it says, removes SOx and NOx pollutants simultaneously from large ocean-going vessels' engines

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • Preparing for life after the transition period
    Webinar will shine a light on best practice in preparing for European trade after 2020
  • Soul-searching for Australia at the coalface of China's pandemic politics
    Souring relations between China and Australia could be behind the decision to shun shipments of coal - if it is, that's...
  • The week in charts: Capesize index nosedives; 'bad bet' on scrubbers
    After last week's 13-month high, capesize spot rates have dropped sharply, largely because of the news of a ban on...
  • Regional decarbonisation proposal facing high-profile opposition
    The classification society and the flag registry that account for significant share of the global fleet are opposed to the...
  • UN struggles to gain access to dangerous wreck off Yemen
    A deal between the warring sides could take another seven weeks. But the Houthi rebels who control Safer have struck...
  • Tanker supply side bodes well for rate recovery
    The big downside risk factor is multiple peaks of coronavirus that will leave oil demand hanging in the balance. Oil...
  • Prolonged peak season keeps box spot rates steady
    Golden Week failed to derail spot market sentiment, with rates on both east-west major routes showing sustained resilience. Port calls...
  • Boxship tonnage providers benefit from carrier bonanza
    Container lines were quick to return unwanted chartered in vessels to owners during the start of the pandemic. But as...
  • 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...
  • Scorpio Bulkers continues to reduce fleet
    The company will sell the 2016-built ultramax SBI Hera for $18.5m, bringing the total number of vessel disposals to six...
  • Shipping's scrubber gamble 'looks like yesterday's solution'
    The industry's $6bn investment in scrubbers was based on an assumed price spread between high-priced low-sulphur fuels and low-priced high-sulphur...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Industry mavericks' proposals challenge shipping status quo | Crew change crisis: 'Nothing is happening', conference hears |...
  • Australia's coal exports to China may be hit hard amid tensions
    Should volumes reduce from Australia, China will have to look farther afield for its coal supplies. The US, Russia and...
  • Eastern Pacific joins biofuel bunker trial with GoodFuels
    Eastern Pacific said it will test and analyse the residual-fuel equivalent biofuel on the ship, as well as on other Eastern...
  • Australia ships less LNG as prices fall
    Australia exports, which are mainly backed by term offtake, have not been spared the brunt of lower LNG prices. Amid...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • Q3 intermodal results hurt by congestion, poor velocity: J.B. Hunt
  • Drewry upgrades '20 carrier profit guidance to $11 billion
  • China-Europe air cargo rates climb as new products hit the market
  • Forwarders turn to visibility for customer leverage
  • New breakbulk terminal opens in New Orleans
  • Canadian, US East Coast ports redrawing rail routing for imports

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • Capesize rates fall through week amid higher vessel supply
    The futures market is also on a downward trend
  • Singaporean charterer suggests disappearing act in legal fight
    The lights were on but nobody was in a Praxis Energy Agents Houston office, Platina Bulk Carriers alleges
  • Liberian Registry opposes EU's emissions-trading scheme
    The proposal would result in taxes being placed on countries halfway round the globe, Liberia says
  • Golden Ocean's Semino resigns as chief commercial officer
    New York-listed bulker owner has not said why he is leaving.
  • P&O expedites Pacific Aria's exit amid Carnival sales spree
    Parent Carnival Corp 'needs cash' while massive fleet remains at anchor, analyst says
  • Klaveness Combination Carriers buys back bonds ahead of maturity
    Bond issue matures next year and currently has a carrying amount of $14.6m
  • Question Time with Editor Julian Bray: Hitting the heights
    He was there for the very first issue, and he's still guiding TradeWinds' fortunes. There have been plenty of peaks - literal and journalistic - along the way
  • Greens warn IMO carbon deal will not stop rise in emissions
    NGOs call for governments to reject compromise deal which they say is a setback for shipping's carbon reduction targets
  • Havyard reopening after 91 staffers tested positive for Covid-19
    Norwegian shipbuilder says it is working on how it can make up for lost production time
  • US election should not impact dry bulk shipping, Hamish Norton says
    US does not import much in the way of dry bulk goods, Star Bulk Carriers president notes
  • Suezmax and aframax owners advised to cut speed as earnings tank
    Analysts at Clarksons Platou Securities say ultra-slow steaming could add $1,000 to daily earnings
  • Environmental over-regulation is shipping's biggest challenge - Platsidakis
    Straight-talking former Intercargo president slams the green lobby for thinking shipping 'doesn't respect the environment' - but he is all for 'practical' guidelines
  • Coral Shipping lowers fleet age in flurry of S&P deals
    Greek tanker player concludes fifth vessel transaction in 12 months, clinching some notable asset plays along the way
  • Nordic American finances new suezmaxes in $88m deal with Ocean Yield
    Herbjorn Hansson-led owner sells Samsung newbildingws to Norwegian company with leasebacks over 10 years
  • George Papadakis: a ship repair broker for all seasons
    From Poland in the 1980s to Vietnam in the 2020s, ship repair broker Gregory Papadakis has a knack for cracking new markets open
  • Bimco warns tanker owners to act now on new rules for toxic cargoes
    Senior marine technical officer Peter Lundahl Rasmussen has a timely reminder about 1 January deadline
  • Siem Offshore asks bondholders for more time to seal $1bn refinancing
    Kristian Siem-backed owner says it is unlikely to agree long-term debt restructuring by 30 October
  • Zim taps banking veteran Yair Seroussi as new chairman
    Changing of the guard as Aharon Fogel steps down from liner operator
  • Viking Line wins state backing for $50m lifeline loans
    Private lenders also stepping in to help Finnish ropax owner through Covid-19 doldrums
  • ICBC tries again after former Bourbon PSVs fail to sell
    Chinese lender cuts price again as it tries to shift ships that were a legacy of French company's struggles
  • Crew rescued after converted research ship sinks in South Atlantic
    Former Sartor and Eidesvik vessel wrecked on rocks off Tristan da Cunha
  • 'Once in shipping, always in shipping' - Platsidakis knows next career path
    In his first interview since leaving the Angelicoussis Shipping Group after 31 years of service, John Platsidakis says he is determined to stay in the industry
  • The TW+ 30-year anniversary quiz
    Have you been paying attention over the past 30 years? Gary Dixon remembers a few highlights from three glorious decades of TradeWinds
  • Bulkseas buys bulker from Pacific Carriers fleet in renewal move
    Stavros Meimetis makes first bulker purchase in two years as Greeks prowl the S&P market for Japanese-owned kamsarmaxes
  • CH Offshore offloads two vessels but won't say which ones
    Company says two disposals will result in a $1.9m loss
  • Evangelos Marinakis sheds another manager at Nottingham Forest
    Nottingham's 'glory days' remain out of reach for Greek shipowner
  • CMA CGM boxship refloated but cause of grounding still unknown
    Tugs free vessel that became stuck on Wednesday morning
  • Six questions that could stop you being the next cyber-attack victim
    CMA CGM raid has emphasised shipping's vulnerability to hackers. Here's how companies can shore up their defences
  • Peter Lee quits Singapore offshore player Ezion Holdings
    Company says deputy CEO resigned to devote more time to other matters
  • Genting Cruise Lines launches big Singapore recruitment drive
    Asian cruise major says it is offering employment prospects and partnerships to support more jobs for Singaporeans.
  • Converted VLOCs make up nearly half of bulker tonnage scrapped in 2020
    Safety concerns and high fuel costs said to be key drivers behind the figures, while SSY also reveals dry bulk newbuilding orders have shrunk to levels last seen in 2016

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • Port of Oakland sets imports record, sees exports climb
    "Several months into this pandemic, we are now seeing positive signs by these cargo volume totals."
  • 'Exit Strategy': Clock is ticking for swashbuckling shipowners
    Sequel to "The Shipping Man" asks whether ESG will kill the old-school style of traditional shipowners.
  • Rovinescu to retire as Air Canada CEO in February
    Air Canada is losing its CEO, Calin Rovinescu. He will retire early next year with a reputation for bold leadership.
  • FreightWaves Flashback: ACL Railroad obtains versatile whopper hopper
    1964: The Whopper Hopper is the most advanced design of any freight car fabricated from USS Tenelon stainless steel. In a single trip it can...
  • ONE addition equals eight new South American destinations for JAXPORT
    "This service further connects northeast Florida exporters, including the area's robust forest products sector, to an important and growing segment of the global economy."
  • Information fog hinders air cargo readiness for COVID vaccine
    How do you prepare for the Super Bowl if you don't know who your opponent is? That's how airlines and freight managers feel about preparations...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2020
  • China becomes big LSFO supplier as cleaner fuel demand soars: Sinopec exec
    In the first nine months of the year, Chinese refineries have produced over 5 million mt of LSFO.
  • ARA fuel oil stocks down 9.3% on week to 1.212 mil mt: Insights Global
    Support for fuel oil cracks has come from reduced refinery runs, which has led to difficulty in sourcing product.
  • Avenir takes delivery of small-scale LNG vessel to service Malaysian market
    Vessel has 7,500 cu m capacity, ability to run on LNG, diesel.
  • Crude edges lower as market searches for direction amid COVID-19 surge
    Libyan crude exports poised to rise sharply.




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