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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • China continues anti-dumping probe into French and Spanish wine imports
  • Transatlantic box volumes increase in October while rates decline
  • Time to split 8,000+ TEUers and 12,000+ TEUers in terms roles: Clarkson
  • NYK Group wins Eco Products Award for its ship air-lubrication system
  • Panama Canal commemorates centennial of first dredging of Culebra Cut
  • Kuehne + Nagel to run global transport for Terex Aerial Work Platforms
  • Air cargo chiefs concede they fall behind sea freight in customers' eyes
  • Concor Air planned air cargo terminal at Mumbai encounters opposition
  • AAPA reconfirms its support for Hong Kong's third runway

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • Global shipping undergoing structural change, says WSC Chairman
  • Hamburg Süd christens 9,600-TEU vessel with 2,100 reefer plugs
  • KNOT subsidiary expands presence in offshore oil industry
  • WISTA India celebrates first anniversary
  • Top 50 export commodities from India (value in $ million)
  • Cargo handling at Major Ports up 1.43 pc in April-Nov.
  • KICT handles ex-im boxes from Maersk vessel
  • PPT to take private road to expansion
  • Record loading of iron ore fines in a day at Vizag Port
  • Positive ex-im outlook seen not majorly impacting box train operators
  • Assocham seeks anti-dumping duty on Chinese steel products
  • Sops for cotton yarn export may be restored

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • NCIS investigator cops plea in Glenn case
  • Inmarsat swoops on Globe Wireless
  • Polarcus Naila set for refit at Shipdock Amsterdam
  • ISS loses bid protest
  • Gibdock completes yacht hotel contract
  • Nordana orders electric heavy-lift cranes
  • U.S. Great Lakes ports had busy November
  • Pemex takes formal control of Spanish shipyard
  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen to head DNV GL Maritime

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Jensen Maritime designs new Portland fireboats
  • Port of Los Angeles releases cargo volume count for November
  • Panama Canal celebrates Culebra Cut dredging anniversary
  • Marcon brokers sale of twin screw tug MIKIMIKI
  • Port of Bellingham festival raises $2,800 for charity

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • OSG fights for more time on bankruptcy exit
    Creditors push for reorganisation plan by January 31
  • Kühne calls for a higher German stake in merged Hapag-Lloyd/CSAV
    Key shareholder is said to back a deal in principle despite voting no to a 70/30 split
  • New VLCC orders were not placed on impulse, says DHT
    Orders support New York owner's long-standing plans for growth
  • Zodiac Maritime orders six 10,000 teu ships for HMM charter
    Hyundai Merchant Marine will charter all DSME-built ships for 12 years
  • Sovcomflot secures $300m to buy ice-class LNG carriers
    Banking consortium backs tonnage for long-term charter to Gazprom
  • Shippers demand urgent action on surcharges
    GSF says charges do not 'reflect the real costs of the alleged services provided'
  • Improved vehicle fuel efficiency hits US gasoline imports
    Declining product tanker trade is likely to fall further
  • Banker values relationships above assets
    RBS' profitable portfolio stems from picking strong, honest shipowners, says Varnavides
  • CNCO closes in on Pacifica Shipping acquisition
    Conditional sale and purchase agreement signed for New Zealand coastal operator
  • Los Angeles reports 17% box throughput rise for November
    Top two US container ports post divergent trends this year
  • South Sudan's internal conflict creates fear of crude tankers disruption
    Oil production could face a new threat if fighting spreads after military coup attempt
  • European Bank grants $92m loan to Turkey's Asya transhipment hub
    Global Terminals Ltd and Soyuer family develop new box terminal at Barbaros

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • ESPO urges rethink on LNG provision
    European seaports body ESPO has called for the restoration of 2020 as the deadline for the installation of LNG bunkering facilities at 'core' European Union ports
  • Sit-in seafarers demand pledge on SNCM ships
    Protesting Corsican seafarers have occupied a ship and insist they will stay there until the owner, struggling French Mediterranean ferry company SNCM, is replaced by a new locally sponsored company
  • Alphaliner forecasts record box ship deliveries
    Container ship deliveries are set to outstrip vessel withdrawals by three to one this year and can be expected to grow even faster next year, according to liner trades analyst Alphaliner
  • Leniency of Costa sentences challenged
    Italy's supreme court is to review whether prison sentences given to four Costa Cruises crew members and one shore-based executive were too lenient
  • EIA: US crude imports to continue slide
    America will slash crude imports even more than previously expected, according to a new forecast by the Energy Information Administration

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • ILWU Challenged to Raise Productivity at Port of Portland
  • Waterfront Agency Asks Judge to Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging NY-NJ Hiring Rules
  • Crowley Expects Ocean Volume Growth From Puerto Rico Foreign Trade Zone
  • Transplace Warns of Tightening Truck Capacity
  • ODFL Expands in Kansas, Adds 22 Terminals in 2013
  • Yang Ming's Outlook Bearish Through 2014
  • LA-LB Container Volume Jumps More Than 10 Percent
  • Strong Exports Drive Gain in Port of Charleston's Container Traffic
  • Container Ship Scrapping Hits All-Time High
  • Schneider National To Build On 600-Strong Chassis Fleet
  • Baltic Box Ports See Growth Potential in New Carrier Alliances

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • Sigma courts Conti
    A campaign to preserve the size of Heidmar's afrmamax and long-range-two (LR2) product tanker pool appears to be bearing fruit.
  • Owner in Pemex sweet spot
    Mexico's Naviera Integral has emerged as the lone bidder to charter a pair of fast supply vessels to Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) in deals worth $25.6m.
  • Disposals prove costly
    The scrapping of a panamax controlled by Greek operator Diana Containerships (Diana) will likely result in a loss to the tune of nearly $7.0m, a leading equity analyst told investors Tuesday.
  • Gallagher buys Bergvall
    The Norwegian marine insurance broker Bergvall Marine has been acquired by the big US based Arthur J Gallagher broking group.
  • Pemex plays it Safe
    Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has awarded a $200m floating accommodation contract that will employ a Prosafe vessel.
  • Pirates grab two from tanker
    Armed Nigerian pirates have seized the master and engineer from a Greek-managed tanker before fleeing in a speedboat.
  • Vinalines begs for help
    Vietnamese shipowner Vinalines is urging the government to cut taxes and lean on banks to aid its restructuring.
  • Tax shot for Solvtrans
    Solvtrans is set for a NOK 28.9m ($4.7m) fourth quarter boost after deciding to reverse a historic tax charge.
  • Mipo trumping rivals
    BP Shipping's huge products tanker order at Hyundai Mipo marks a 30% rise in newbuilding prices this year and has set the yard 12 months ahead of its peers on the road to recovery, JP Morgan says.
  • Finland steps in
    The Finnish government has intervened to prevent its shipping industry suffering further fallout from the implosion of Korea's STX Group.
  • Two yards eye IPOs
    Two Bangladeshi shipyards are on a list of prospective IPO candidates awaiting approval from the country's securities regulator.
  • HMM eyes US boost
    Korea's Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) will deploy its six newly contracted DSME newbuildings in Asia to US east coast trades.
  • Option and more
    DHT Holdings has been tipped to take out a VLCC newbuilding option by the end of the year and add further tankers to its fleet.
  • USC moves for yard
    Russia's United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC) is to take control of Novorossiysk Shipyard.
  • SCF seals $300m loan
    Sovcomflot has wrapped up financing for a pair of ice-class LNG carrier newbuildings.
  • Tanker crewman killed
    A Russian engineer has died in a fall on a Hanseatic Lloyd tanker in the US.
  • PSVs lead the charge
    A sharp rise in sale and purchase deals involving large platform supply vessels has pushed up the price of the ships by almost one tenth this year, Clarksons says.
  • DFDS looking south
    DFDS could send older ro-ros into southern Europe as environmental rules tighten in the north.
  • SBM rails after u-turn
    SBM Offshore is launching legal action after a buyer pulled out of the purchase of its only offshore support vessel.
  • WIS wins pay-outs
    India's Western India Shipyard (WIS) has been awarded compensation for supply ship repair contracts torn up by ONGC.
  • "A great year"
    McQuilling Atlas Advisors has praised the recovery in the shipping markets this year and identified the gas and dry cargo sectors as the most interesting right now.
  • Ferry towed into port
    A Philippines ferry has been towed back to port on Tuesday after losing power.
  • CNCo in Pac swoop
    China Navigation Company (CNCo) continues to expand in the Pacific with the acquisition of New Zealand domestic operator Pacifica Shipping.
  • Zodiac signs $538m cheque
    Zodiac Maritime is paying KRW 566.7bn ($538m) for its six firm containership newbuildings at DSME, the shipyard revealed this morning.
  • German fleet shrinks
    German shipping companies have sold or lost control of 148 ships this year.
  • NYC seals ferry duo
    The city of New York has ordered two new ferries in an $11m deal.
  • Pemex lines up newbuilds
    Mexican oil company Pemex is planning to order new vessels at its Barreras shipyard in Spain.
  • Bumi Armada shines
    Kuala Lumpur-listed Bumi Armada's renewal of its FPSO Armada Perkasa (built 1975) for another two years has industry analysts singing its praises.
  • Celebrity Constellation stuck
    Celebrity Cruises' 90,940-gt cruiseship Celebrity Constellation (built 2002) has is undergoing emergency engine repairs in Key West.
  • All eyes on Eagle Bulk
    Equity analysts and investors appear to be growing increasingly concerned about the future of embattled US bulker operator Eagle Bulk Shipping.
  • U-Ming orders panamaxes
    Taipei-based U-Ming Marine has ordered four panamax bulk carriers at Oshima Shipbuilding in Japan.
  • Burke behind buy
    A fledgling US tanker owner led by industry veteran Bob Burke has been linked to the acquisition of a second suezmax in as many weeks.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • 'More of the same' for Cargolux in 2014
    A slight improvement is around the corner at Cargolux, but this will be fueled more by freighter capacity exiting the market than a turnaround in cargo activity. This loss of capacity isn't a short-term phenomenon, either.
  • Analyst: HOS leading to revenue loss for carriers
  • ICAO reports sluggish cargo market for 2013
  • DOT grants $452 million loan for Ohio River project
  • Washington Notebook: Johnson confirmed as DHS Secretary
  • Ex-Im Bank OKs grant to finance export to Israel
  • Governor brokers deal in Port of Portland
    A job dispute at Portland's container terminal has been resolved. Work involving plugging in and unplugging refrigerated containers will be assigned to workers represented by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union Locals 8 and 40.
  • Gulftainer seeks to triple volumes
    Gulftainer said this week that it seeks to become one of the six largest container terminal operators in the world, establishing 35 terminals handling 18 million TEU by 2020. The company will handle 6 million TEU this year.
  • Evergreen selling containers
    According to reports, despite a loss of $67 million in the first three quarters of this year, Evergreen "might post a profit for the whole of this year thanks to gains from disposing of a number of shipping containers from its subsidiary."
  • Exports drive Nov. port growth as imports slow
  • Hapag-Lloyd ups rates for Far East westbound trade
  • Cathay Pacific traffic rises in November
  • AA Cargo launches Los Angeles-Sao Paulo service
  • UPS prepares for 'peak week'

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2013
  • Prices show little movement in Fujairah
    In Fujairah, earliest deliveries were possible from December 22-23.
  • Congestion continues in Rotterdam
    Some barges waiting between eight and nine days.
  • Singapore clarifies 'zero-rate' tax rules
    Tax exemption only applies to deliveries made directly to a ship.
  • LNG use in ECAs to increase 'tenfold'
    Gazprom is looking at plans to build a terminal on the Baltic coast to supply LNG bunker fuel.
  • 'Urgent need' for LNG bunker standards
    LNG fuelled ships should be able to use 'any LNG bunker terminal anywhere in the world'.
  • US crude output will 'weigh heavily on prices'
    Analyst predicts benchmark prices will fall by '$15' per barrel.
  • Asian IFO prices maintain firming trend
    Tight avails reported by some Hong Kong players.
  • Norwegian firm makes dual-fuel engine orders
    Engines are for two LNG carrier newbuildings.
  • Million dollar order for waste fuel recovery systems
    Buyer is a 'leading global carrier'.
  • 'Eco' newbuilds for Zodiac Maritime
    Order includes options.
  • Seawater could be made into bunker fuel within 15 years
    A US Navy-sponsored study is looking at the concept.
  • Bunker fuel stealing charge sees cops accused
    Cops make arrests but are accused of arbitrary action.

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