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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • Gulf of Guinea emerges as piracy hotspot
  • Ministry of Shipping amends Right of First Refusal licencing conditions to boost shipbuilding in India
  • ZIM offers new service to the UAE
  • Export of oilmeals shows marginal growth
  • To export, India needs to import: Raghuram Rajan
  • Belgian & Dutch inland ports plan to establish single shore-based power system
  • Cessation of Force Majeure at Mundra & Tuna
  • HAROPA - Port of Le Havre joins the 'Getting to Zero Coalition' to help decarbonise maritime transport
  • JNPT concludes 'Swachhta Pakhwada' with pledge to keep the port clean & green
  • Port Congestion Surcharge at Southampton
  • Rotterdam port throughput in first three quarters down
  • TT Club focuses on temperature-controlled cargo losses
  • Unavailability of containers for exports highlighted at meeting with Commerce Ministry
  • FM hints at another round of economic stimulus
  • Frail recovery in global trade projected to continue in fourth quarter
  • India eyes trade talks with Taiwan to achieve investment goals
  • ICC's revised Rules of Arbitration to enter into force in Jan. 2021

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2020
  • "We bet on the right horse"
  • Canadian railway wins transport order
  • How did Group 7 flatten the curve?
  • New transport avenue to Australia's Central West
  • Toyota's second recognition for 'control tower'
  • EU funding for Swedish and Finnish ports
  • Partners for the prototype of a further A321 P2F
  • UPM finds operator for rail line in Uruguay
  • Efficient logistics in Central Germany
  • Seasonal REX service is back
  • Five year contract for Unipart
  • Supporting health programmes beyond Covid-19
  • G. Leclerc: all relevant information at a glace
  • Norwegian ferry company looking for new CEO
  • Prologis' balance sheet in 19 countries
  • K Line and NYK set LNG landmark
  • "Curiosity of the Day"
  • "Hard" October at US customs

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The Loadstarweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • Air freight rates on the up again, driven by more demand for less capacity
  • US roads and railways humming with more freight on the move at last
  • Vaccine charter flights: carriers get set to chase a slice of the Covid cake
  • Reduce minimum trucker age to help young jobless and ease driver shortages
  • Bangladesh authorities agree cost-saving round-trip container use
  • Dangerous goods may have caused Maersk Honam blaze
  • Snapshot: Parade of the bulls

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • Great Lakes Dredge to move corporate headquarters to Houston
    America's largest provider of dredging services, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. (NASDAQ: GLDD), is moving its corporate headquarters from Oak Brook, Ill., to Houston. The company says that the move puts
  • Design for 22,000 cu.m liquefied hydrogen carrier gets AIP
    Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, Hyundai Glovis, the Liberian Registry, the Korean Register and their partners have successfully developed what they say is the world's first large size and commercially viable liquified hydrogen
  • North Carolina Ferry System gains Marine Highway designation
    In a first for the state, the North Carolina Ferry System (NCFS) has been designated as a Marine Highway Project. Issued as part of the U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) America's Marine Highway
  • ABB delivers shore connection technology for high speed Viking Line ferry
    ABB Marine & Ports shore connection technology is ensuring that calls by the passenger ferry Viking XPRS at Estonia's Port of Tallinn are made quietly, efficiently and emissions-free The ferry, built in
  • VIDEO: New U.K. polar research ship starts sea trials
    The U.K.'s most advanced polar research ship - RRS Sir David Attenborough - yesterday left the Cammell Laird shipyard for two weeks of technical sea trials. In November, the shipyard is set
  • Bollinger delivers first of six FRCs destined for operations in Bahrain
    Despite build challenges that included the pandemic and six named storms, Bollinger Shipyards LLC, Lockport, La., today delivered the USCGC Charles Moulthrope to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. It
  • Gulf Island Shipyard to expand labor force
    Gulf Island Fabrication Inc. (NASDAQ: GIFI) plans to expand the workforce at its Houma, La., Gulf Island Shipyards division. According to an announcement by Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Gulf Island
  • Owner of unseaworthy tugboat fined for "vile behavior"
    The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) reports that Anthony Roy Wolfe, the owner of MV Wallaroo-an unseaworthy, ex-navy tug boat-was convicted of hindering a Commonwealth public official in Cairns Magistrate Court on
  • BL Duke River Terminal prepares for Illinois Waterway reopening
    The BL Duke River Terminal, a division of BL Duke, is planning to resume normally scheduled business as repairs to the Illinois Waterway near completion. Northbound traffic from the Port of New

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • V.Group expands Costamare relationship to 41 vessels
    Shanghai Costamare Management will be integrated into V.Group's Shanghai office as part of the move
  • A shift to better maintenance is accelerating
    Shipowners are looking at methods of ensuring asset availability and exploring predictive maintenance for future use. They may find old...
  • P&I pool claims hit record $300m at halfway mark
    Ratings agency predicts rate hikes at most clubs, as mutuals feel double whammy squeeze from string of big casualties and...
  • US to consider regional emissions regime for shipping
    A bill backed by the Democrats would establish an emissions reporting regime in the US as well as impose vessel...
  • Complex reefer supply chain 'suffers from miscommunication'
    Cargo claims for losses in the temperature-controlled supply chain are increasing. The majority of the incidents could be remedied by...
  • Steamship Mutual levies 5% general rate hike
    'International Group Pool claims are notably higher than in any previous year after six months, and the club's projected contributions...
  • Bulker deals market remains buoyant
    Safe Bulkers expects the kamsarmax to be delivered from its Japanese yard in the first half of 2022, while Scorpio...
  • Shortage of empties pushing up container costs
    High levels of exports from China and fewer imports have led to an imbalance in container equipment. Shippers are now...
  • Queensland tests crew linked to New Zealand infection
    The 2009-built, Liberia flagged Sofrana Surville had travelled from Papua New Guinea to New Zealand, where eight crew from the...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Marshall Islands adds voice to IMO decarbonisation backlash | DNK to return entire decade's premiums | Yard...
  • Filipino seafarers test positive for coronavirus in China
    The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration, which claims the seafarers had tested negative before their departure, said Chinese officials had expressed...
  • Australian state threatens to turn away vessels with infected crew
    Shipping groups said Western Australia should work on safe crew change protocols instead of turning ships away after the state's...
  • Cosco unit to finance 10 pulp carriers for sister company
    Vessels were originally ordered by Cosco Shipping Specialized as part of its fleet expansion plan backed by long-term COAs. It...
  • US west coast ports boosted by retail sales demand
    The import figures reflect US retail sales growth, which accelerated in September. Retail sales increased 1.9% last month, the most...
  • Japan starts ship-to-ship LNG bunkering
    The LNG bunkering operation is backed by a joint venture comprising Toyota, JERA, NYK and K Line. The new LNG...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • New Savannah distribution centers to drive medical, e-commerce volumes
  • India's cabotage policy change fails to lift direct carrier loadings
  • Chassis shortage in LA-LB likely to persist into 2021
  • Market uncertainty clouds Asia-Europe contract talks
  • Parade taps two software startups to access small carrier capacity
  • TradeLens expands system integration partnership with Youred

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • Major Greek owners divided over how emission rules affect shipping outlook
    Petros Pappas embraces decarbonisation regulations, while Evangelos Marinakis and George Procopiou express worries over the lack of clarity
  • Scorpio done with bulkers by end of March?
    Owner continuing breakneck pace with sale of eighth unit and may be exiting sector far more quickly than most had assumed
  • Carnival free to start sailing in US waters again in December
    The New York-listed owner plans to offer cruises from two Florida ports
  • Columbia Shipmanagement makes Italian play in hook-up with Premuda
    New 28-ship management company targets third-party business with existing players
  • ARC's nine-figure US government contract in jeopardy
    US government watchdog sides with challengers over big military relocation contract
  • New-generation shipowners say regulatory 'mess' is killing traditional shipping
    Greek shipping's younger generation feel they are working in a different industry to the one their forebears knew
  • Shipping needs to redouble its efforts to attract female seafarers
    Just 10% of the students attending Greek maritime academies are women
  • Danske Bank names top Scandinavian shipowners for ESG
    Winners include Flex LNG, Hafnia, BW LPG, Norden and Belships
  • Cleaves concerned for shareholders after Scorpio's 'discount' bulker sales
    Spate of disposals to fund wind turbine vessel move viewed as unfavourable for dry bulk investors
  • Newcomer challenging Pangaea Logistics for VesselIndex 'outperform' crown
    Dry owners overall had a strong first half to 2020 compared to market indices, but will it hold in a recovering market?
  • Maritime is 'best-kept secret' for women, says industry veteran
    The sector needs to reach out to students in school if it wants to attract more women, says WISTA's Anna Silva
  • Women 'flat out discouraged' from shipping careers, says Celebrity CEO
    Lisa Lutoff-Perlo has not always felt welcome in male-dominated cruise sector
  • Maritime is 'best-kept secret', says industry veteran
    The sector needs to reach out to students in school if it wants to attract more women, says WISTA's Anna Silva
  • Another setback for Hurtigruten as it cancels Antarctic expeditions
    Covid-19 pandemic has hit passenger volumes and made travel restrictions fast-changing and unpredictable
  • Zim makes history with service to the United Arab Emirates
    Israeli carrier will initiate first connection to the Arab state in company's 75-year history
  • Rotterdam launches bunker licensing scheme to protect shipowners
    Europe's top bunkering hub seeks to ensure the quality of fuel supply
  • Rates for modern LNG carriers break past $100,000 per day mark
    Winter market finally kicks on back of higher prices and demand pull from Asia
  • Danske Bank names top shipowners for environmental, social and corporate governance
    Winners include Flex LNG, Hafnia, BW LPG, Norden and Belships
  • PGS set to go to court to enforce $1.2bn debt deal
    Seismic survey vessel owner still trying to win over rebel banks, but legal action looks likely
  • Steamship Mutual becomes first P&I club to announce general increase
    London-based insurer is the first to show its hand on premium increases for the upcoming policy renewal
  • Shipowners can play coronavirus card on EU's new hazardous materials rules
    Europe is giving shipowners six-months' relief from the new Inventory of Hazardous Materialseur regulation
  • DNB's shipping book shrinks $170m as offshore remains a problem
    Overall impairments down at Norwegian lender as shipping prospects improve however
  • ADS Crude Carriers has a decision to make after selling last VLCC
    Oslo-listed company promises strategy update after disposing of all three of its veteran vessels in a matter of weeks
  • Employers and unions set up Manila quarantine safe houses for seafarers
    Hundreds of seafarers to be housed in hotels in mass Covid-19 testing scheme help to relieve stranded crew
  • Libra's 'Game of Thrones' battle with Nord/LB over $84m boxship loans
    Dispute over financing of seven vessels ends up in New York court
  • Greek shipping looking to turn crisis into opportunity
    Greek owners are showing the quick reflexes it takes to navigate opaque shipping markets in a time of Covid-19 and new environmental standards
  • Singapore investigators fail to determine cause of Maersk Honam casualty
    Accident investigation into 2018 fire said it was likely caused by fire in number three cargo hold
  • Tata NYK supramax saves the day for six Indonesian seafarers
    Vigilant lookout spots castaway crew adrift for two days in the Berau Strait
  • Western Australia tightens rules for seafarers in face of Covid-19 spike
    State premier says all crew coming off ships will have to undergo two weeks of quarantine in a state-run hotel
  • Bevy of bulkers change hands as prices threaten to cool
    Sincere Navigation, Oldendorff Carriers, Doun Kisen, NS United and Nissen Kaiun cash in on capesizes ahead of expected value declines
  • Project Apollo tempts yards with large tanker haul
    Latest mystery enquiry lands with shipbuilders, but who is behind it?
  • Nissen Kaiun poised for MR tanker expansion with $140m HMD order
    Japanese shipowner books first order at South Korean yard since inking 11 containerships in 2018

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • Georgia Ports Authority scores record September
    State officials were among the guests cheering for the ports' fiscal-year successes.
  • American Airlines gets Q3 boost from cargo as yields pop
    American Airlines achieved a $77 million quarter-over-quarter gain in cargo revenue thanks to stepped-up cargo operations and favorable market rates.
  • Port Houston optimistic volume rebound underway
    ZIM and 2M increase capacity of vessels calling Texas.
  • Alaska Air takes $399 million Q3 loss, but reduces cash burn
    Alaska Airlines is slowly improving its financial outlook month by month, but it still lost about $400 million in the third quarter.
  • Cathay Pacific shutdown of Dragon brand cuts intra-Asia cargo capacity
    Cathay Pacific is having trouble remaining a viable airline with just a trickle of passenger business due to the coronavirus. It's taking drastic measures.
  • Southwest Airlines records $1.2B Q3 loss
    COVID-19 keeps bookings soft, planes parked during quarter.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 22, 2020
  • OIL FUTURES: Energy climbs on stimulus hopes, better US jobs data
    Oil futures settled higher Oct. 22 amid fresh hopes for passage of a US stimulus bill and stronger-than-expected jobs data.
  • TENDER DATA: India's HPCL offers HSFO for Nov. 5-7 from Visakhapatnam
    HPCL is an occasional seller of HSFO via spot tenders, according to market sources.
  • Singapore Nov ex-wharf marine fuel term contracts settled higher as demand picks up
    Singapore's ex-wharf term contracts for November-loading 0.5% sulfur marine fuel were heard settled at a premium of $5.00-5.50/mt over the FOB Singapore Marine Fuel 0.5% cargo assessment, higher than the contract settlements of a $4.00-4.25/mt premium for October-loading contracts, sources said Oct 22.
  • TENDER DATA: Bangladesh's BPC buys HSFO, LSFO for H1 2021
    The low sulfur fuel oil purchases are in line with the government's aim of importing cleaner gasoil and marine fuel. The country earlier relied on imported 180 CST fuel oil with a sulfur content of 3.5% and is now importing the grade only for power generation.
  • Port of Rotterdam to introduce bunker license scheme from February 2021
    The European bunkering hub of Rotterdam, the Netherlands, will apply a bunker supplier license scheme from February 2021, according to a document on the port authority's website.
  • RUSSIA DATA: September fuel oil exports fall 5.1% on year to 2.454 mil mt
    **Fuel oil exports down 3.7% on month **Domestic deliveries down 28% on year at 667,778 mt
  • Bunker buying habits exposed as ULSFO prices at parity with MGO
    **MGO remains winner for ECA-complaint fuel option **Refinery run cuts limit blend components to make ULSFO **ULSFO demand remains persistent despite higher prices
  • Listen: Crude throughput hindered on reduced refinery runs
  • OIL FUTURES: Crude climbs on hopes of US stimulus, OPEC+ quota cuts
    Market sources were optimistic the OPEC+ alliance will reconsider its scheduled increase of almost 2 million b/d in oil production.
  • Pakistan's PSO keeps year-end fuel oil, LNG demand after end-Oct HSFO tender 'unawarded'
    PSO issued the tenders seeking a total 585,000 mt of HSFO and 220,000 mt of LSFO in the first week of October.
  • Singapore-China 380 CST HSFO arbitrage trade opens on higher SHFE prices
    "Not all of the HSFO is going into the bunker fuel market, some are not marine fuel specifications, and could be used for blending," a source said.
  • MAN Energy Solutions to lead Danish group to make ammonia-fueled ship engine
    Hydrogen and ammonia are the leading candidates to meet cleaner fuel goals, De Stoop said.
  • Americas bunker market adapting well to IMO 2020; COVID-19 still a factor: conference
    Sellers and suppliers have been "focused on quality" and use certificates of quality during their transactions, Coyne said.




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