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16 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:35 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • P3 good idea to counter China's aggressive rivalry: EU transport chief
  • US and Chinese shippers united in opposition to Big Three P3 Alliance
  • Asia-Europe sailing cancellations to continue until P3 kicks in: Drewry
  • Savannah posts 6.6pc November box increase, cites new Asian customers
  • American port productivity falls just when efficiency becomes vital
  • Shandong's Weifang port box volume surpasses annual target by 166pc
  • CMA CGM reshuffles Europe-Med-W Africa services to reach landlocked
  • Doctors differ whether Hapag-CSAV would be a good merger match
  • Anchored HK barges urged to spot small craft to prevent fresh fatalities
  • Zhangjiagang port 10-month container throughput increases 14.4pc
  • Harbin spends US$656 million to build city's biggest logistics park
  • Xinjiang natural gas imports up 45.8pc to 14.65 million tonnes
  • Diana Containerships fined US$1.1 million in 'magic pipe' case
  • China's rail freight throughput grows 3pc in November's slack season
  • Global Logistics Properties' Hunan facility up and running by year end
  • Nigeria's radar system needs replacement to fight pirates looting oil
  • Chinese IT giant Huawei opens logistics centre near Budapest
  • IAG Cargo celebrates its 80th year of flying freight to Singapore
  • Finnair to have 3 new destinations, boosts Europe, Asia, NA frequencies

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • Changing patterns in world trade bringing unforeseen liabilities for Middle East transport operators
  • NATO Maritime Group passes through Suez Canal en route to counter-piracy mission
  • SS Transland Shipping & Logistics completes three successful years
  • India imports 8,041 t of onion in Sept.-Nov.
  • Ashish Kumar Bose appointed as first Chief Manager (Traffic) of JN Port
  • Maheshwari Handling Agency services first vessel at IFCCO's new Kandla Port jetty
  • Proposed rly line in northern Iran to help India save logistics costs to C. Asia
  • CIL may not import coal this fiscal
  • Govt relaxes norms for SEZs to boost exports
  • INR snaps five-day rising streak, turns weak
  • Ministry pushes for increased Customs duty on capital goods
  • New govt rules may hit groundnut exports from Gujarat
  • Seafood exports may exceed target
  • Tirupur knitwear industry hit by power cuts

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • Strukton acquires Balfour Beatty Rail Scandinavia
  • Marseilles Fos selects new car terminal operator
  • UIA starts long-haul operations
  • Loan to refurbish Poland's rolling stock
  • Gefco extending network in Poland and Czechia
  • Antonov considers investing in Latin America
  • Elvis gets foothold in Austria
  • Ceva working for US Bobsled and Skeleton Federation
  • Looking for a Christmas gift? Well how about an airport?
  • Road organisations appeal to EU
  • Jubail Container Terminal welcomes "MSC Ivana"
  • Kenco welcomes new head of transportation services

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • StealthGas pulls stock offering, announces CFO departure
  • Mexican Navy inks order for fifth Stan Patrol 4207
  • Halul Offshore orders six in India
  • Corps looks at LNG/CNG fueling
  • Keppel FELS to start build of CAN DO drillship

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • Judge's ruling paves way for Port of Grays Harbor NewWood deal
  • Hawaiian Ocean Transport taps new manager of business development
  • Crowley Maritime adding 537 new reefer containers
  • Hawaiian Tug & Barge takes Foss Maritime name
  • ATA releases latest Trucking Activity Report

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • Asset play versus fleet growth
    A combination of factors underpins the recent VLCC ordering spree
  • Hartmann to extend west Africa service further south
    Venture expands into Gabon, Congo and Angola from February
  • Qinhuangdao Port IPO meets tepid investor response
    Lack of interest in China's largest coal port highlights investor pessimism
  • China Cosco eyes dry bulk newbuildings
    Beijing's scrapping subsidies revive firm's interest in buying tonnage
  • CMA CGM cuts Europe-Africa services
    French carrier trims its Delmas trade routes
  • VLCC deliveries slow but fresh orders climb
    New bookings threaten improved balance between tonnage and cargo supply
  • Fitch forecasts tepid US cargo growth next year
    Infrastructure outlook expects only modest volume increases for ports in 2014
  • Tsavliris calls for industry to embrace LOF contract
    Salvors' ex-president highlights costlier wreck removals and legal risk to responders
  • Tanker inspections are running out of control, says Intertanko
    Tanker grouping seeks one six-monthly inspection per ship by accredited inspectors
  • Big names turn to high-yield bonds
    Going rate could soon top 9%, despite super-low Libor
  • Petersen takes top job at Marenave
    König's year-end departure is confirmed
  • Cash-for-clunkers drive could boost demolition in China
    Subsidies press owners to scrap home-flagged ships at the country's breaking yards

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • Details on duelling OSG plans emerge
    Bankrupt OSG is backing a restructuring plan proposed by bondholders, not a competing scheme from the creditor committee, new court documents reveal
  • StealthGas pulls plug on offering
    StealthGas, the Harry Vafias-led LPG operator, has opted to cancel its follow-on sale of common stock
  • Scorpio Bulkers upsizes IPO
    Scorpio Bulkers, which will soon be listed on the New York Stock Exchange, has increased the size of its initial public offering by 68%
  • Skuld returns to 3Q profit in absence of major claims
    Skuld, the Oslo based P&I club, has returned to profit in the third quarter of the current underwriting year, helped by the absence of major claims, the company said in a statement
  • GSL sells notes to pay off banks
    NYSE-listed Global Ship Lease will sell up to $400M in mortgage notes and use the proceeds to pay off all remaining bank debt

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • "I'll be back"
    Harry Vafias says StealthGas will waste little time in reviving an equity issue which has been placed on ice after the departure of the company's chief financial officer.
  • StealthGas pulls sale
    Greek owner StealthGas has scrapped a stock offering potentially worth around $109m.
  • Keppel gets speculative
    Keppel Offshore & Marine has given the green light to the speculative construction of a new drillship design.
  • Cosco eyes order spree
    Bulker splash possible in 2014 as loss-making owner weighs up state's ship scrapping scheme.
  • Cocaine seized on boxship
    Anti-narcotics agents in the Dominican Republic have found 250 packages of cocaine hidden in a container on a German boxship.
  • Tallink offloads one
    Estonian ferry group Tallink has completed the sale of a ro-pax to its current charterer.
  • FreeSeas settles up
    A FreeSeas bulker that was hijacked by pirates nearly two years ago is on the verge of returning to service after insurers agreed to settle a claim over the vessel.
  • GSL in $400m issue
    Global Ship Lease has launched a $400m notes issue to cover debt repayments.
  • Hartmann to expand
    German shipowning and operating group Hartmann is expanding its project liner services between Europe and West Africa.
  • CSV score for Solstad
    Solstad Offshore has secured a fresh period contract for one of its construction support vessels at what is believed to be an improved rate.
  • Scorpio Bulkers adds to IPO pot
    Scorpio Bulkers has thrown another $115m of shares into the ring for its New York IPO as it raises funds to finance newbuildings.
  • Adriatic expanding fast
    Adriatic Marine is adding another six vessels to its fast growing offshore supply vessel fleet.
  • Eletson eyes $290m sale
    Greece's Eletson Holdings is aiming to raise $290m from a sale of notes.
  • DNB sees VLGC spike
    VLGC rates could hit a whopping $300,000 per day in 2015 aided by the widening of the Panama Canal, DNB Markets says.
  • CSCL raising more cash
    Loss-making Chinese container line CSCL is plotting a stock sale to raise more money.
  • Coastal orders pile up
    Malaysia's Coastal Contracts has landed its fifth offshore shipbuilding contract of the year.
  • LD strengthens in Spain
    France's LD Lines is boosting its Spanish sailings as freight traffic rises.
  • Bourgas lays off workers
    Bulgaria's Bourgas Shipyard has laid off all its employees without notice.
  • Zhongchang wins hand-out
    China's loss-making Zhongchang Marine has won a government subsidy to tide it through tough markets.
  • Breakers unmoved
    Chinese shipbreakers expect to see little benefit from the government's new scrapping subsidy.
  • Vopak in LPG investment
    Vopak has confirmed that it will invest in Southeast Asia's first independent LPG import facility in Singapore.
  • Skuld back in black
    Norwegian P&I club Skuld has booked a profit of $31m in the third quarter reversing a year-ago loss of $2.2m.
  • GASS loses another CFO
    StealthGas, which is in the middle of a fund raising exercise, has seen its chief financial officer of three months quit the company.
  • Vallianz eyes Islamic trust
    Vallianz says it is exploring options to set up an Islamic trust certificate programme to "broaden and deepen its investors' pool".

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • DOT deputy secretary steps down
    John Porcari, who has served as the deputy secretary of transportation for four and a half years, is stepping down at the end of the year, and Victor Mendez will take over as acting secretary.
  • Ports may cooperate in face of P3 Network
    The South Carolina State Ports Authority's James Newsome said he hoped the P3 would be approved in some form, but said ports that are in close proximity may file agreements with the FMC to create "a reasonable conterveiling power."
  • Analyst: U.S. airport funding model must change
    The former president of ACI - North America laid out a path for increased infrastructure spending that would eliminate the federal grant program for the largest 30 airports by 2016 and raise the meager passenger ticket tax.
  • Comments on G6 Alliance expansion invited
    The G6 carriers - APL, Hapag-Lloyd, Hyundai Merchant Marine, MOL, NYK, and OOCL - filed their agreement on Dec. 2, and it is slated to go into effect Jan. 16 unless the FMC delays that date by asking for additional information.
  • Air freight growth will slow over next five years
    International freight volumes are expected to grow 17 percent over the next five years, according to the International Air Transport Association's "2013-2017 Airline Industry Forecast."
  • Fitch: Domestic infrastructure to be 'stable' in 2014
  • 11.7 billion tons shipped domestically in 2012
  • DHL hub to double European capacity
  • XPO Logistics to acquire NLM
  • Asian Shippers object to P3 Network
  • American Shipper nets Seahorse Award
  • FMC reviews 23 OTI license applications

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2013
  • More MGO storage ahead of tighter ECA rules
    Frederikshavn Harbour and Nordic Marine Oil are to build a tank farm with least 20,000 cbm capacity.
  • Mid-week prices soft in Fujairah
    Good demand in Fujairah.
  • Prices falling in northern Europe
    Bad weather sees operations suspended in Gibraltar.
  • South Korean bunker prices still high against Singapore
    Supplies are improving but wide differential 'still not normnal'.
  • Asian IFO prices stable
    Supply tightness in Busan easing.
  • Schreiber leaves Bomin 'with immediate effect'
    The performance of the Bomin Group 'has fallen short of expectations'.
  • Singapore firm adds bunker tankers to fleet
    Vessels are in operation.
  • US military could convert ships to run on LNG, CNG
    The US Army Corps of Engineers is looking for vessels suitable for conversion.
  • Shell to help retrofit vessels to run on LNG
    'To convert diesel into gas for thousands of ships will really help Indonesia', says Minister.

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