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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Shanghai Port Nov up 4.3pc, rising 3.9pc to 30.9 million TEU in 2013
  • OOCL, Hapag-Lloyd, MISC, NYK cancel Asia-Black Sea express service
  • FMC invites comments on G6 expansion designed to compete with P3
  • China factory output slows as Beijing mulls 7pc GDP growth in 2014
  • French government railway reforms prompt strikes by five SNCF unions
  • Fujian's 11-month port throughput up 9.4pc to 10.61 million TEU
  • China shipyards win state aid for eco-vessels despite ship surplus
  • China selects 5 cities in Guangxi to its logistics park development plan
  • Rizhao port's full-year cargo volume to hit 300 million tonnes in 2013
  • National transport ministers tell EC to tighten road cabotage rules
  • Truckers slam 'harmful' act to ban diesel trucks from Washington, DC
  • DHL brings Barclays Premier League trophy to Hong Kong on grand tour
  • Cargolux union jittery over Liege versus Luxembourg air freight hubs
  • Flights from Shanghai airports delayed as smog level hits record high
  • Air cargo volumes up 2.8pc at Leipzig/Halle Airport in 11 months
  • Turk Heavy Transport plans regular AN-225 visits to Bahrain in 2014
  • UTair Aviation to set up Sukhoi Superset 100 MRO base, Bashkortostan

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • A study in contrast regarding volumes & freight rates on Asia-Europe trade
  • L&T Shipbuilding receives orders valued at INR 943 cr. from Qatar
  • NYK & Astomos Energy conclude time charter contract for new VLGC
  • Sri Lanka abolishes THCs from 2014; shippers to pay all-in freight rate
  • Basmati exports may rise by 11 pc to exceed 4 mt: AIREA
  • Gold imports may fall by 30 pc in 2014
  • MbPT contributes towards preserving maritime history
  • Throughput at Major Ports up by 2.59 pc in H1 FY 14
  • INR declines sharply further on increased dollar demand
  • Ming Yang bags first Indian order for 150 MW turbine
  • Nov. export growth dips to 5.86 pc

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • New service between the Baltic Sea and Italy
  • Kuehne + Nagel expands in Geel
  • Containerships to replace Hamburg with Lübeck
  • VTG expands US railcar fleet
  • Asiana extends cargo handling contract with FCS
  • Hoyer invests in new 40 ft tank containers
  • Knud E. Hansen wins design contract for ro-pax vessel
  • US ports testing system to speed up truck movements
  • Regent Airways extends international operation
  • Brown-Forman and Fiege extend cooperation
  • Baton handover at Dachser in Switzerland
  • Winkler opening third location in Switzerland
  • Mory Ducros meldet Konkurs an
  • Jamaica re-elected to Imo council
  • 10,000 participants in Volga-Dnepr photo contest
  • National representative of commercial airports now chosen

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Oregon governor announces end to Port of Portland reefer box flap
  • Kalama Port Commission Oks rail expansion project
  • US rail freight traffic numbers up during month of November
  • Trio of Pacific Northwest ports announce pollution reduction goals
  • BNSF Railway names Carl Ice president/chief executive officer

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • Davidson Kempner named buyer of Lloyds Bank shipping portfolio
    Lender has hawked its shipping book for two years, amid exodus from the sector
  • BP Shipping orders 14 product tanker newbuildings
    Major deal sees BP join the product tanker bandwagon
  • Hanjin Shipping mulls merger with parent
    South Korean carrier eyes further aid from Korean Air
  • Tsakos unveiled as Statoil's new aframax partner
    Greek owner orders up to nine tankers at Daewoo for long-term charter to oil company
  • Fears mount for LNG shipping outlook
    New vessels to arrive amid growing concerns over cargo supply
  • Agent banks and their responsibilities
    Mistimed, misused or miscommunicated information has serious consequences
  • KNOT to convert shuttle tanker for eight-year floating storage charter
    Charter contract has option to extend by up to four years
  • Transatlantic box volumes increase steadily
    But freight rates on the trade have remained lower than last year's
  • Owners fear second annual double-digit protection and indemnity hike
    General increases fall slightly but reinsurance rates have yet to be announced
  • Hyundai Mipo wins six-tanker deal
    South Korean yard to build six vessels for nearly $209m
  • Russian Arctic gas project seeks heavyweight backing
    Gazprom could be too stretched to invest in Pechora LNG export project
  • StealthGas withdraws share offering
    Move halted after chief financial officer's resignation will resume next year, says Vafias
  • Scorpio Bulkers ups its IPO offering
    Firm puts forward 26.1m common shares to raise cash for newbuildings
  • International Group clubs introduce sharp increase in premiums
    Insurers balance fewer attritional claims against rise in losses' individual costs
  • GSL share price jumps after $400m bond announcement
    Global Ship Lease to use 17 vessels as guarantees for secured notes
  • Prefeasibility study positive on prospects for new Borneo port
    Kijing venture would improve region's logistics efficiencies, says consultancy BMT
  • In praise of the good shipowner
    What are the traits that define this paragon of industry virtue?
  • Sammy Ofer's sons establish separate shipping fleets
    Brothers now head their own businesses with more than 100 ships each

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • US keeps sanctions pressure on Iran
    America pressed ahead today with sanctions against vessel owners and operators linked to Iran's oil regime despite last month's Geneva accord giving Iran temporary sanction relief
  • US lawmakers weigh maritime security risks
    Budget cuts proposed by the Obama Administration could put the US and countries it helps protect overseas at greater security risk, lawmakers have warned
  • Hartmann expands West Africa service
    German shipowner Hartmann Group today announced the expansion of its Europe/West Africa break-bulk liner service early next year
  • Salvage industry needs to improve refuge for casualties
    There is a lack of progress on places of refuge for casualties and this is impacting upon the cost of operations, speakers at the Salvage and Wreck conference in London this week have warned
  • ULC deliveries to slow again
    The supply of ultra large container vessels will slow this year on the past two years, according to Peter Sand, chief shipping economist at BIMCO in Denmark
  • VLCC newbuilding price tag approaching $100M
    Newbuilding prices of VLCCs have hit a 2013 high and are close to reaching the $100M level, said Fearnresearch, the shipping market research unit in the Astrup Fearnley financial and shipping services group in Oslo
  • Australia: Watchkeepers to blame for most ship collisions
    The Australian Transport Safety Bureau said today that many collisions result from watchkeepers failing to keep a proper lookout
  • GE won a contract to supply dynamic positioning
    GE's Power Conversion business has won a contract for the supply of dynamic positioning (DP) for a floating accommodation vessel that COSCO (Nantong) Shipyard is building for Logitel Offshore
  • China's coastal shipping capacity growth slows
    The total dry bulk shipping capacity involved in China's coastal transport has risen from 2Q13, amounting to 1,660 vessels as of 30 September, reported the Ministry of Transport on 10 December
  • Hanjin Shipping eyes parent merger
    Stock prices of Hanjin Shipping and its parent Hanjin Shipping Holdings rose on the start of trading today, following rumours of a merger between the two

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • Cargo Volumes Up Sharply at ANA, JAL
  • US Integrators Welcome Bali Deal
  • Egypt Beefs Up Suez Canal Security, But Risks Remain
  • NYSA, ILA Seek Injunction on Port Hiring
  • Marine Terminals Still Struggle With Truck Turn Times
  • CMA CGM Slashes Europe-Africa Loops
  • BNSF's Rose CEO Relinquishes Post, Will Stay With Railroad
  • US DOT Deputy Secretary Porcari to Leave by Year End
  • Proposed US Budget Deal Would Hurt Merchant Marine
  • P3 Carriers Boost Share of US Trade - and Orderbooks
  • Larger Ships Dampen Pricing in North-South Trades
  • Southern Retailer Belk Expands Online Distribution Network

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • A New Year's SCRU?
    Would you believe Scorpio Crude?
  • Double blow for Daiichi
    Daiichi Chuo Kisen has had to pay out a whopping $16.7m to cancel two panamax-bulker charter contracts.
  • Delay downs Seabird
    SeaBird Exploration has finally given up on a contract after a series of delays.
  • Kerch sale wrapped up?
    Ukraine's state property fund is auctioning off Kerch Shipyard.
  • BP confirms MR haul
    BP Shipping has signed a deal with Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD) to build 14 medium-range (MR) product tankers.
  • TEN admits aframax deal
    Tsakos Energy Navigation has confirmed a five strong tanker order against contracts with Statoil in a deal first uncovered by TradeWinds almost a month ago.
  • DFDS' Syrian mission
    Two DFDS ro-ros have been tasked with helping dispose of Syria's chemical weapons stockpile.
  • Norden still a buyer
    Norden has vowed to continue expansion efforts as it puts the finishing touched to its next strategic plan.
  • KNOT seals FSO deal
    Knutsen NYK Offshore Tankers is branching out into the floating storage and offloading (FSO) business, it confirmed today.
  • SALT dips in NY debut
    Scorpio Bulkers (SALT) has seen its stock fall on Thursday after pricing its New York IPO at $9.75 per share, with proceeds expected to be a maximum of $325m.
  • A suezmax a day?
    Oil demand will rise by the equivalent of at least a suezmax per day in 2014, the International Energy Agency (IEA) has forecast.
  • Drydocks partners Poles
    Dubai's Drydocks World is eyeing more offshore business in a partnership with a Polish fund.
  • More for Mipo?
    Hyundai Mipo Dockyard continues to build its orderbook with a deal for six more product/chemical carriers.
  • Another day, another $50m
    Scorpio Bulkers has added another $51m to its IPO total as it prepares to debut the stock in New York on Thursday.
  • TOPS joins eco rush
    Top Ships has dived into the newbuilding market three months after offloading its entire fleet to private investors.
  • KSINC eyes new ship
    India's Kerala State Inland Navigation Corporation (KSINC) is ordering a new fast ferry for a Kochi service.
  • Vinalines six stand trial
    Six former Vinalines executives and other officials have appeared in a Vietnamese court accused of fraud.
  • Nour-M goes down
    A Turkish ship detained over its weapons cargo has sunk in a storm in Rhodes.
  • Swiber sells barge stake
    Swiber Holdings has offloaded a 33% stake in the 3,000t heavy lift derrick and pipe-laying barge PWJ 3000 (built 2010) for $52m.
  • HitecVision in anchor move
    HitecVision continues to expand its offshore investments this time acquiring a major stake in Vryhof Anchors.
  • BHP lifts Oz output
    BHP Billiton is to spend $301m replacing two shiploaders at its Nelson Point port operations in Australia's Port Hedland.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 12, 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.
  • Airline financial outlook strengthens
    Airlines are expected to see a global net profit of $12.9 billion for 2013, improving to a net profit of $19.7 billion in 2014, according to IATA. In September, IATA had anticipated profits of $11.7 billion in 2013 and $16.4 billion in 2014.
  • BNSF announces transition from Rose to Ice
    BNSF's long-time Chief Executive Officer and Chairman Matthew Rose will step aside Jan. 1. Carl Ice, the current president/chief operating officer, will become president and chief executive officer.
  • Asian airlines support third Hong Kong runway
  • Crowley adds 537 cargo containers
  • AA cargo volumes up in November
  • ATSG acquires equity interest in West Atlantic AB
  • Interbake utilizes LeanLogistics system
  • Record November for Cargolux
  • Xian plans inland port
  • Kuehne + Nagel expands Belgium warehouse
  • Executive moves
  • TNT Express expands freight service
  • Industrial expansion boosts New Orleans port, LaGrange says
  • Report: EC transport chief supports P3
    Siim Kallas, the vice president of the European Commission responsible for transport, told a Danish publication that the proposed P3 Alliance between Maersk Line, MSC and CGM CGA is "a very good idea."

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2013
  • Global oil demand 'rising'
    US demand remains firm and 'euro zone has emerged from the claws of recession'.
  • Good demand in Fujairah
    IFO prices flat in Suez.
  • North European markets see little movement in prices
    Heavy congestion in Gibraltar.
  • Pipelines will boost Fujairah's 'speed and efficiency'
    Five pipelines link Vopak Horizon Fujairah terminal directly with the port.
  • Containership designed for swift LNG retrofitting
    Dual fuel engines will be installed 'once LNG bunker network is in place'.
  • Asian bunker prices relatively steady
    Low to average demand in Singapore.
  • 'Lacklustre bunker demand' sees stocks climb
    Singapore onshore fuel oil stocks at three-month high.
  • Technology is no longer 'a key hurdle' in opting for LNG
    'Attention has now turned to an analysis of economic feasibility', says consultancy.
  • Company looking to 'simplify' LNG bunkering at port
    Technology for rockets to be adapted for use on ships.

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