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16 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 18:22 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2013
  • OOCL to hike southeast Asia-Australia rate US$200/TEU January 15
  • China State Shipbuilding supersizes order from 16,000 to 18,000 TEUers
  • Fitch forecasts stable, but tepid growth for US cargo in 2014
  • Guoyuan terminal, China's biggest intermodal facility, opens in Chongqing
  • Tianjin became China's No 1 city auto import hub as of December 1
  • China auto sales up 16pc, Japan leads, US gains, India falls off 10pc
  • Modern Terminals produces first Corporate Social Responsibility report
  • Newly acquired Transunion, to be rebranded Dachser Spain from January
  • American Trucking Associations questions veracity of federal safety data
  • American Airlines November cargo up 17pc to 169,203 million ton miles
  • Air cargo growth to slow over 5 years, but Hong Kong to be in top 5
  • Etihad Airways cargo volume up 52pc in November on China, India growth
  • Alabama's Huntsville airport cargo volume declines 12.4pc in November

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • A plethora of views, suggestions & solutions were expounded
  • Drewry & WCI launch new initiative on index-linked container contracts
  • Indian shipping firms may gain from Baltic index rise
  • ITIC says broker follow-up is vital in fluctuating markets
  • Key logistics confidence indicator on the rise
  • Liebherr wins IBJ 'Crane of the Year' award for the fourth time
  • FCI gets bids in $283-$287/t range for wheat export
  • Essar Ports enters into Concession Agreement with Visakhapatnam Port Trust for developing three iron ore berths
  • MbPT Chairman honoured at CTL 2013
  • Rlys carries 677.56 mt of freight during April-Nov. 2013
  • CCI approves delayed projects valued at INR 7,947 cr.
  • Factory output falls by 1.8 pc in Oct.
  • Forex reserves at seven-month high
  • Indo-UAE accord may speed up fresh capital inflows
  • INR ends sharply weak against dollar at 62.12
  • Need for infra projects to be safeguarded from inflation risk stressed
  • Combined operation gets tug boat from Turkey to Mozambique
  • Gebrüder Weiss expands in Central Asia
  • GPLN network expands in Africa
  • PPG appoints WCT World Container Trading as Project Support Member in Germany
  • SAL's largest vessel packs a punch; delivers eleven modules for UK gas plant

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2013
  • Green light for container terminal in western Switzerland
  • Pennsylvania boosts rail freight business
  • XPO Logistics agrees to acquire NLM
  • Mauritania Airlines returns to Europe
  • Change of US deputy secretary of transportation in 2014
  • Volvo to sell Volvo Rents in North America
  • Yusen Logistics to open new warehouse near Moscow
  • Hong Kong's success depends on third runway
  • Acute lack of parking places irritates HGV drivers
  • Gefco Romania receives AEO certification
  • DNV GL changing president and CEO
  • Verstoss gegen die Spielregeln?
  • Wilhelmsen secures orders in China's offshore sector
  • PAL increases Singapore service
  • Italy honours contribution of MAT employee

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Algoma Equinox completes first full Lakes-Seaway transit
  • ClassNK updates gas fueling guidelines
  • Foss relabels Hawaii Tug & Barge
  • NYK wins eco award for air lubricated hull

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2013
  • AAPA teaming with DOT for port invesment toolkit
  • Port of Kennewick names pair Friends of the Port for 2013
  • Horizon Lines names Geoffrey Thurston senior vice president/general manager
  • Cargill buys stake in Russian grain terminal
  • Crowley Puerto Rico warehouse earns Free Trade Zone designation

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Owners bet on US energy boom
    Speculative newbuilding orders continue to be made by owners relying on future global demand and increased infrastructure capacity
  • P3 will drive German charter owners to the wall, warns Nieswandt
    Tonnage will flood the market as box giants deploy owned fleet in co-ordinated services
  • Washington names companies for evading Iranian sanctions
    Singa Tankers and Siqiriya Maritime targeted by US hit list
  • Bringing order to container freight contracts
    Marks & Spencer and NYK are pioneering developments in more robust contract mechanisms
  • Asia-Europe freight rates increase as cargo is held over
    Analyst expects swings as carriers struggle to reduce capacity for extended periods in 2014
  • Eletson prices upsized bond deal
    Greek owner issues $300m of notes for growing product tanker fleet
  • Black Sea suezmaxes surge
    Daily earnings double since start of month and bad weather delays may bring fresh boost
  • Boxship fleet set to grow 5.9% this year
    This year's deliveries on course to be the second-largest on record, says BIMCO
  • Samsung Heavy Industries wins LNG FSRU and tanker deals
    The two bookings have a combined value of $300m, says South Korean giant
  • Baltic Exchange unveils new capesize specifications
    From 2014, index will be based on a bigger ship, reflecting larger tonnage in service
  • Splendid week, but the capesize party is almost over
    December rates hit a high but January may well be a milder prospect
  • U-Ming books four 62,000 dwt bulkers at Oshima
    Taiwanese carrier pays $27.9m per vessel
  • Dynagas LNG Partners posts debut profits
    Improved Gazprom deal instrumental in driving up third-quarter revenues
  • Martinos foils kidnap attempt
    Minerva Marine executive escapes but episode may unsettle Greek owners
  • BP deal shows strong recovery in tanker newbuilding market
    Oil major's shipping unit books 14 MR tankers at $40m-$42m each from Hyundai Mipo

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Morgan Stanley predicts turning point
    For investors seeking to time the cycle, it could now be the moment to place those bets, according to a bullish report issued today by analysts at Morgan Stanley
  • Gulf of Mexico hub plan clears hurdle
    A proposal to create the largest container transhipment facility in the US has received an initial government approval, according to the project's oversight authority
  • Cargill buys 25% stake in Novorossiysk grain terminal
    The Delo Group, a multi-cargo stevedoring operator at Novorossiysk port on the Black Sea, has sold a 25% shareholding in its grain terminal business to Cargill, the US grain trader
  • Twenty dead in Bangladeshi shipbreaking this year
    At least 20 people have lost their lives this year in the Bangladeshi shipbreaking industry, according to Brussels-based campaign group NGO Shipbreaking Platform
  • Kidnap attempt on Greek shipping heir
    Greek police are searching for a group of individuals believed to have been involved in an attempt to kidnap Greek shipping heir, Andreas-Ioannis Martinos, in Athens yesterday afternoon
  • German manning on the descent
    The decline in the German merchant fleet due to distressed ship sales, scrapping and low newbuilding deliveries is taking its toll on German maritime employment
  • Van der Noordaa quits at DNV GL
    Classification giant DNV GL Group has lost the president of its core maritime division Erik van der Noordaa only three months after the set-up of the new company
  • India to start work on Iranian port
    India has begun to start development work at Chabahar Port in Iran as a fallout of Iran's deal with the West on its nuclear programme
  • Australian court fines coal ship $1.7M
    The Monrovia-registered coal carrier Magdalene has been fined A$1.2M ($1.7M) for dumping 72,000 litres of oily water in the Port or Newcastle Australia while docked at Kooragang Island coal terminal
  • UMW gains $19M charter extension
    MALAYSIA's offshore player UMW Oil & Gas said its jack-up rig contract has been extended for further four months, fetching the group a total of $19M
  • Emerging Asia's oil demand to slow
    Oil demand growth in emerging Asian markets is likely to slow in 2014, as oil prices continue to rise amid slowing economic growth, said DNB Bank

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Container Throughput Falls at India's Ports
  • Judge Sets Hearing on NY-NJ Longshore Hiring
  • US-Mexico Rail Trade Hits Record High
  • FMC Expands Summit Beyond P3
  • Home Depot to Build 3 DCs to Speed E-Commerce Deliveries
  • Port of Portland, IBEW 48 Finally Resolve Reefer Dispute
  • For Ocean Carriers in 2014, It'll Be More of the Same
  • Nolan to Succeed Keller as Sea Star Line President

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • NEL rescue plan okayed
    Maritime Company of Lesvos (NEL Lines) has had its debt restructuring plan approved by the appeals court of Mitilini.
  • Cosco hints at orders
    Loss-making China Cosco Holdings Co has confirmed it is considering ordering new vessels to renew its fleet.
  • GFI exiting ACM
    ACM said on Friday that financial broker GFI Holdings would offload its 7.3% stake, but the pair's wet brokerage joint venture would continue as before.
  • OEL Freedom pays bond
    A Singapore containership has been arrested and then freed following an alleged collision with a fishing vessel in October.
  • SCI confirms scrap
    Shipping Corporation of India (SCI) has confirmed the scrapping of its oldest tanker.
  • Eletson on the hunt
    Greek tanker and LPG carrier owner Eletson Holdings has increased its planned bond deal by $10m to $300m as it seeks tanker acquisitions
  • Eletson seeks more
    Eletson Holdings of Greece is targeting an extra $10m from its upcoming bond offering.
  • HMM tempted to China
    TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
  • Indonesia extends
    Indonesia is to extend contracts with overseas owners due a lack of domestic ships.
  • Evergreen to see black?
    Evergreen Marine Corp might just manage to sneak into profit this year after all.
  • Watch officers failed
    A bulker and a yacht collided off Australia after neither vessel maintained a proper look-out.
  • PTC taps Land Bank
    Philippine Transmarine Carriers (PTC) has borrowed PHP 350m ($7.93m) to finance its operations.
  • Samsung scoops newbuilding trio
    South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries has revealed three new orders worth $300m.
  • Hitting the eco-brake
    We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
  • Greek tanker refloated
    A Pleiades Shipping products tanker has been refloated after going aground near to a repair yard on the Greek island of Syros.
  • UK clubs to merge
    The North of England Club and Sunderland Marine Mutual Insurance (SMMI) have confirmed that they intend to merge.
  • Cargill buys into port
    Cargill has acquired a 25% shareholding in a deep sea port terminal in Novorossiysk on the Black Sea in south west Russia.
  • CarVal joins Diamond S
    CarVal has become a significant investor in Diamond S Shipping after injecting three modern MR tankers into the shipowner.
  • Martinos in kidnap scare
    Andreas-Ioannis Martinos has reportedly been the subject of a failed kidnapping attempt in Athens, the Greek media reports.
  • DLNG makes good start
    Dynagas LNG Partners has posted a strong third quarter performance in its first set of results since listing in the US in November.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Injunction sought against New York Waterfront Commission
    Labor unions representing port workers in New York and New Jersey are seeking to stop the Waterfront Commission of New York Harbor from amending its rules for repair and maintenance employees.
  • Sea Star Line leadership changing hands
    Peter Keller, the president of Sea Star Line, will become executive vice president of TOTE, Sea Star's parent company. He will oversee TOTE Shipholdings and the TOTE Maritime Division, which includes Sea Star and Totem Ocean Trailer Express.
  • Hyundai provides details on G6 strings
  • 36 added to U.S. Entity list for illicit export activities
    The U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security has added 36 companies and individuals to the Entity List for "engaging in actions contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests" of the United States.
  • Cargolux signs on as Aeroscraft launch partner
  • Europe to harmonize customs sanctions
    "In the absence of a common approach, there is a patchwork of responses to rule-breakers," said the European Commission; it added that the law will bring about "a more uniform and effective application of EU customs law in every part of the EU."
  • House budget deal addresses transport fees
  • Truckload driver turnover drops in third quarter
  • Kewill, Infor create partnership
  • ITC: Chinese silica brick imports don't hurt U.S.
  • Yusen Logistics to open second warehouse in Russia
  • Ex-Im Bank revises carbon guidelines
  • U.S. ambassador stresses strong China-U.S. relations

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2013
  • Weekly global market report
    A weekly price round up from bunkering hubs around the world.
  • Fuel prices drop in the Americas
    Demand was said to be fair in Montreal on Friday.
  • Global energy demand to rise 35% by 2040
    Demand from commercial transport will grow 'significantly', says report.
  • Fujairah market shows little change
    Players in Middle East hub see 'average' demand.
  • Prices softening in Rotterdam
    Rotterdam deliveries will have a Christmas surcharge.
  • Japan's monthly bunker sales down year-on-year
    October volumes register first year-on-year decrease in five months.
  • Canadian port project could cut costs for Asian cargoes
    Developing Port Alberni could allow ships to bypass Vancouver.
  • Tanker operators to see Worldscale rates fall
    Lower bunker prices are expected to push back benchmark for 2014.
  • Singapore bunker sales tumble 11%
    Monthly bunker volumes at their lowest level since March.
  • Asian bunker markets end week on soft note
    Demand improved in most key ports.
  • Time to get past the LNG 'Chicken & Egg conundrum
    If demand is there, even just the promise of demand, someone will find a way to supply it.
  • US, Hong Kong to collaborate on ship emissions
    'Air quality management is definitely an area of mutual concern', says US official.
  • ClassNK sees growing interest in LNG as marine fuel
    New safety guidelines for the design of LNG-fuelled ships

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