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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • HIT to install remote control IT to run RTGs at Hong Kong terminal
  • Port Tracker: US December imports to rise 1.8pc, up 2.3pc for 2013
  • TSL joins ASL to double port calls connecting Shanghai with Haiphong
  • Hapag-Lloyd-CSAV merger unlikely - shareholders too different: Alphaliner
  • WTO ministers sign trade pact that's meaningless unless 67pc agree
  • 8,000-10,000 TEUers soon to surpass growth in demand, says Drewry
  • G6 musters to battle P3 Alliance, plans to serve 66 ports with 240 ships
  • United Nations grows teeth, IMO to adopt mandatory audit scheme
  • China seeks US talks over its dumping logic at World Trade Organisation
  • Dalian welcomes maiden call from PIL's West Africa service
  • Still positive, but China's Logistics Prosperity Index slips 0.6 to 53
  • UK forwarders hail government for doubling financing to support exports
  • Inchcape Shipping opens new office in Thailand's Port of Map Ta Phut
  • NYK Container Line wins METI Award for efforts to cut CO2 emissions
  • Luxembourg government to acquire 8.41pc stake in Cargolux from Luxair
  • DHL to open US$164 million logistics hub at Manchester's Airport City
  • Lufthansa Cargo offers transponder real-time tracking in real line

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • DB Schenker unveiled as logistics provider for Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games
  • F.S. Mackenzie taps into Russia's Far East potential with new base
  • FPS launches first-ever Rotterdam-Fiji direct LCL service
  • G6 Alliance plans expansion to Trans-Pacific West Coast & Trans-Atlantic trades
  • Japanese shipping cos expanding LNG tanker fleet
  • MOL inks deal to build, charter world's first dual-fuel engine methanol carriers
  • NYK's air-lubrication system recognised at 2013 Eco-Products Awards
  • SPNL event lays stress on staying relevant & ahead of the competition
  • Fall in export demand for guargum
  • Adani Hazira Port obtains ISO certification
  • AP likely to get INR 5,000-cr. worth coastal investment
  • BHEL to build 1,000-MW solar power plant in Rajasthan
  • French infra multinational Egis announces major growth plans in India
  • INR pares early gains, still remains better
  • Rubber Board panel wants imports banned
  • 'Trade facilitation' in India

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • RCG and T.O.Delta step up rail services to/from Trieste
  • Etihad sets monthly record and new e-freight standards
  • Voigt collaborates with Arvato Healthcare in Switzerland
  • Iran ready to build railway line to Armenia
  • Kuehne + Nagel awarded Terex Aerial Work Platforms contract
  • 22 Fuso Canter Eco Hybrids for Deret Transport
  • AF-KLM-Martinair Cargo invites you to click and book
  • Finnair flew less freight from Asia
  • PPG appoints WCT as project support member in Germany
  • Hugelshofer Logistik augments fleet
  • MOL orders methanol carriers
  • Europa Worldwide Logistics expands network
  • APL ships first "cold-treated" grapes from Peru to Miami
  • Schlechte Fahrgewohnheiten
  • Club of Logistics under new management

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • Austal appoints Terry O'Brien to VP position
  • Bollinger delivers FRC 8
  • BC Ferries issues RFP for LNG-fueled newbuilds
  • GEA Westfalia BWM gains AMS certification
  • Salvage crews lift sunken towboat
  • SECNAV orders audit of port services
  • HHI in MOU to develop Mobile Powership
  • Adriatic orders six at Master Boat Builders

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • Department of Transportation releases BTS Commodity Flow Survey numbers
  • Evergreen Group celebrates naming of new L-type vessel
  • Crowley presents scholarships to pair of USMMA cadets
  • Georgia Ports Authority sees gains during November
  • Marcon International brokers sale of tug TIONG WOON OCEAN 15

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • Eagle Bulk hires restructuring advisor
    Distressed operator seeks to cut its debts
  • Van der Noordaa resigns from DNV GL Group
    New maritime president and chief operating officer will be named later this week
  • China's scrapping subsidies still favour shipyards over shipowners
    Cash-for-clunkers plan is trying to kill too many birds with one stone, say critics
  • Iran return to oil market poses no immediate threat to shipping, says US
    At least six months before any impact
  • South Korean firms to build 880MW floating power plant
    Siemens teams up with HHI and others to build power generators on FSRU
  • Kallas backs P3 tie-up
    Vessel sharing alliance is good for global trade, says European Commission vice-president
  • China shippers urge Beijing to block P3
    Tie-up of world's three largest lines will push up rates and surcharges, says CSA
  • Niger Delta piracy falls
    Activity levels have nearly halved in the second half of 2013, says Bergen
  • Great Eastern books three kamsarmax bulkers
    Indian carrier orders 82,000 dwt vessels at Yangzijiang Shipbuilding
  • VLGC spot rates dip following strong summer run for owners
    But medium to long-term prospects for LPG carriers remain bright
  • US box imports poised to show 2.3% increase for 2013
    Improved volumes are down to increases in inventory levels, says Hackett
  • Korea Line orders four bulkers
    Carrier books newbuildings after emerging from receivership
  • StealthGas plots new share offering
    Fundraiser could scoop more than $110m to back LPG owner's growth
  • Moody's warns on German bank shipping exposure
    Industry could push some institutions into loss
  • Good news for LNG shipping as BG raises Tanzania gas reserve estimate
    Offshore gasfields will support a two-train export project
  • Japanese and South Korean yards to build first methanol-fuelled tankers
    MR vessels on charter to Waterfront Shipping cost 10%-20% more than conventional ones
  • Paragon cancels containership but orders two ultramaxes
    No cost incurred to drop one of two boxships ordered at Zhejiang Ouhua

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • Three Gorges Dam to hit throughput record
    The world's largest shiplock, the Three Gorges Dam in China, is expected to witness a record high of throughput this year, by hitting 100.06M tonnes as of December 7
  • Golar LNG prices follow-on offering
    John Fredriksen-linked Golar LNG Partners and Golar LNG Ltd have priced share sales to fund expansion
  • More M&A for Hapag on the horizon?
    The chief executive officer of Hapag-Lloyd, Michael Behrendt, has raised expectations of more merger and acquisition activity by the German container line beyond a potential deal with Chile's CSAV
  • L&T Shipbuilding bags $154M orders
    L&T Shipbuilding, a subsidiary of Mumbai-based engineering major Larsen & Toubro (L&T), has bagged orders for six specialised offshore vessels
  • Korea Line resumes newbuilding orders
    KOREA Line Corporation has resumed newbuilding orders, just a month after exiting receivership

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • Operations Return to Normal at Nhava Sheva
    The movement of ocean containers to and from India's Port of Jawaharlal Nehru (Nhava Sheva) has returned to normalcy after nearly two months of operational disruptions that prompted carriers to impose congestion surcharges and skip scheduled ship calls at the country's largest box gateway. "In view of container terminal operations normalizing...
  • Expanding Alliances to Bring More Big Ships to US Ports
    The biggest container ship to call the Port of Charleston was the 9,640-TEU Maersk Altair. Maersk Line photo.The advent of the P3 Network and the likely expansion of other mega-alliances among the top 20 container lines mean that vessels with capacities of 8,000 to 10,000 20-foot-equivalent units will become the...
  • SCI's River Bell Awards for 2013
    Not enough land-dwellers understand the round-the-clock work that gets gasoline to the pump and grains grown in the Midwest to feed people in South America. Although vital to American commerce, the country's inland river transportation system seldom receives the attention it deserves. With the goal of uncovering the industry's yearly...
  • Welch to Make Case for YRC's Future
    James Welch has his work cut out for him. Over the next month, the CEO of YRC Worldwide and president of YRC Freight must convince 26,000 Teamsters to extend wage and benefits cuts they agreed to in 2010 another four years. Welch also needs to get them on board with...
  • What's In YRC's Contract Proposal
    YRC Worldwide is seeking more than an extension of current concessions in its proposal to Teamster employees. The trucking operator wants greater flexibility to compete in a less-than-truckload market now even more dominated by non-union competitors FedEx Freight, Con-way Freight and Old Dominion Freight Line, which is fast expanding its...
  • 2014's Choppy Seas
    Last month, I wrote that we had to look backward before we could look ahead, and I reviewed some issues that came into play this year that likely would have an impact on 2014. I've had four weeks to think about 2014 and gather more data, and believe I have...
  • Manitoulin Transport Buys Canada's Vitran
    Canadian trucking operator Manitoulin Transport will acquire Toronto-based less-than-truckload company Vitran for $128 million, including $29 million in debt, the companies said Dec. 9. Manitoulin Transport emerges the victor in a struggle for Vitran that involved transportation giant TransForce and Clarke Transport, which itself was acquired by TransForce in late October. The...
  • NRF Sees 2.3 Percent US Import Growth for Year
    Import volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to post year-over-year increases of 1.8 percent for December and 2.3 percent for the year, according to the monthly Global Port Tracker report produced by the National Retail Federation and Hackett Associates. The forecasts for the month and year reaffirmed...

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • "Expensive and complicated"
    China's new scrapping subsidy has received a damp reception in the market.
  • Marenave replaces Konig
    Former J Lauritzen executive Ole Daus-Petersen is the new boss of German shipowner Marenave.
  • Looking brighter for trio
    Nordic lenders Nordea, Danske Bank and DNB have been tipped to be the major beneficiaries of an improvement in the shipping markets.
  • Bahri pens $100m deal
    Saudi Arabia's Bahri has extended a contract with the Middle Eastern country's ministry of defense.
  • Cargoship needed a tow
    A Seaworks cargoship has been brought into port in Norway after losing power.
  • Croatians order quartet
    Bulker boom continues as Croatia's Uljanik and Jadroplov team up for 3 Maj newbuildings.
  • Logindo wraps up IPO
    Logindo has completed its IPO on the Indonesian Stock Exchange.
  • KDB stake grows
    Korea Development Bank (KDB) has been confirmed as the largest shareholder in the restructured bulker owner Pan Ocean.
  • No eco envy for Hansson
    Herbjorn Hansson today delivered a broadside to rivals signing eco newbuilding orders as the Nordic American Tanker's boss raised hopes of a recovery in the market.
  • Bergen sells again
    Bergen Group's restructuring continues apace with the sale of its base in northern Norway.
  • Stena ship brought in
    A Stena ro-pax is heading to New Zealand to replace the damage Aratere ferry.
  • Wang plots new port
    Chinese billionaire Wang Jing is planning a new $10bn port in Ukraine.
  • Bad loans to rise
    Germany's leading shipping banks are set for more difficulties next year as they face significant asset quality challenges, Moody's says.
  • Halul back at L&T
    India's L&T Shipbuilding has secured a follow up order for offshore support vessels from a Middle East owner.
  • Hanjin cutting staff
    Loss-making Korean owner Hanjin Shipping wants to reduce staff numbers at its head office.
  • Clipper confirms sale
    Clipper has confirmed the sale of another chemical tanker as it continues a withdrawal from the market.
  • Becker claims LNG first
    Becker Marine Systems has awarded a contract to a Slovakian yard for what it says is the world's first hybrid barge.
  • Deutsche lifts DSME view
    Anticipation of stronger earnings and a slimming of provisions have led Deutsche Bank to place a buy rating on DSME.
  • KLC goes large
    Korea Line's return to the newbuilding arena is larger than the market anticipated.
  • Polaris powers up
    Korea's Polaris Shipping is ordering the world's first combined LNG floating storage and regasification (FSRU) mobile power ship at Hyundai Heavy Industries.
  • Seaspan eyes ro-paxes
    Canada's Seaspan Shipyards is hoping to beat off international competition to win a new three-ship order from domestic owner BC Ferries.
  • Three more for Great Eastern
    India's Great Eastern Shipping has continued its fleet renewal with an order for three kamsarmaxes in China.
  • Prosafe in the money
    Prosafe has tied up two charter deals in less than a week in a move that boosts its order backlog by close to $250m.
  • GASS plans fund raiser
    StealthGas has embarked on another round of fund raising with a public offering of 10m shares.
  • Bao-Island bags cape duo
    China's Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry has won an order for capesize bulkers from Bao-Island Enterprises.
  • Vetting costs slammed
    Intertanko has hit out at oil majors over tanker vetting inspections saying the cost of the process is close to 'running out of control'.
  • Double attack off Yemen
    Pirates attacked two ships off the coast of Yemen on Monday in a stark reminder of the dangers that still persist in the Gulf of Aden.
  • PRGN culls one, adds two
    Paragon Shipping has cancelled one of two 4,800-teu containership newbuildings on order in China.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • Intertanko concerned about inspection costs
    Intertanko said, "Vetting inspections of tankers by oil companies are proliferating in frequency, rising steadily in cost and, at an estimated $300 million a year, are well on the way to running out of control."
  • ATA calls some CSA safety data 'unreliable'
  • IAG Cargo expands cargo routes
  • Retail imports projected to grow
    "Imports have seen good growth over the last year, and retailers are well-stocked as the holiday season continues," stated the National Retail Federation's Jonathan Gold. "Holiday merchandise has made it from the ships to the shelves."
  • Airports see October cargo gains
  • Invengo, Round Rock to resolve patent dispute
  • GPA achieves strong November gains
    The Georgia Ports Authority achieved significant gains in November, with a 6.6-percent increase in TEU for the month and a 7.3-percent increase in total tonnage across all terminals.
  • CN to serve new frac sand producer
  • Port of Montreal welcomes its largest tanker
  • Old Dominion relocates Florida service center
  • Steel exports decline in September
  • APHIS rates risk of fruit's entry from Puerto Rico
    The APHIS Center for Plant Health Science and Technology said it has completed an analysis of any potential pest risks and has posted a draft document for interested parties to review and comment within 30 days.
  • Washington Notebook: Pacific Rim trade talks bog down

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2013
  • Firm urges shipping industry to reduce emissions
    Going green will save costs and reduce global emissions, says firm.
  • Singapore seeks industry input on LNG procedures
    IBIA has been asked to prepare its comments by January deadline.
  • IFO prices soften in Fujairah
    Suez market firm.
  • Prices head down in the Mediterranean
    Good demand in Hamburg.
  • Russian major expands bunker operations in Romania
    Lukoil-Bulgaria Bunker given license to supply in another Black Sea port.
  • ECA regulations will impact 'entire transport sector'
    'We need to take an honest look at the likely pressures on shipping, road and rail transport', says ferry operator.
  • Asian bunker markets soft
    Avails remain 'very tight' in Tokyo Bay.
  • New player in Singapore bunker market
    Raffles Bunkering joins list of MPA's accredited bunker suppliers.
  • Middle Eastern firm receives 'eco-friendly' vessel
    Delivery expected to 'impact' firm's Q4 results.
  • Finnish engine maker bags more orders
    Shipowner expects system to deliver 'substantial improvements' in fuel efficiency.

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