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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • HK port up 1.8pc in November to 1.93 million TEU, Singapore up 4pc
  • Los Angeles Port's November box throughput rises 20pc to 521,422 TEU
  • Ningbo launches direct box service to Keelung, Taichung, Kaohsiung
  • Canada and Jamaica customs seize US$8 million cocaine in containers
  • Freight train from Xian moves out to Kazakhstan on first trip
  • Proposed P3, bigger G6 to have major impact on box shipping: Drewry
  • Ships get bigger, but companies numbers shrink over 10 years: UNCTAD
  • Foreign air freight firms to be given access to India in WTO deal
  • DHL tests drone delivery, may have role in remote natural disaster sites
  • Changzhou airport's new runway can now handle 747s and Airbus 330s

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • MOL a partner in providing FPSO for oil exploration
  • Protection of seafarers against risk of unpaid wages stressed
  • Rate fall weighs down Baltic Dry Index
  • India imports 5.82 mt of Iranian crude in April-Nov.
  • Thermal coal imports up by 28 pc during April-Oct.
  • Top 50 export commodities from India (value in $ million)
  • APM Terminals' facilities make their mark in global productivity
  • APSEZ completes Vizag terminal 8 months ahead of schedule
  • New South Wales Premier visits JN Port
  • Separate committee will consider workers demand, assures Vasan
  • Thirteen capacity augmentation projects awarded at Major Ports so far this year: Vasan
  • Japanese cos bid for Iqbalgarh-Vadodara route of Western DFC
  • Export growth robust despite single-digit rise in Nov.: Fieo
  • INR rules steady after better start
  • RBI keeps repo rate steady at 7.75 pc
  • IMC's ex-im Open House on Dec. 21 in Navi Mumbai

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Former BP engineer found guilty of destroying evidence
  • Shipbuilders Council praises passage of budget measure
  • Jensen designs fast response fireboats for PF&R
  • Viking Supply Ships opens Canada office
  • Shipping confidence hits three year high
  • Finland takes majority stake in Aker Arctic
  • VGP regulations cover anodes, too

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Corps announces completion of Point Chehalis repair project
  • Boeing making changes to executive lineup
  • ICS calling for more time to add new seafarer training rule
  • Companies ink agreement for floating oil production vessel
  • Coast Guard teams eyeing Corpus Christi barge collision

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Navios closes 10-ship deal with HSH Nordbank
    German lender will offer further distressed vessel opportunities to Greek owner
  • Genmar strikes deal with lenders
    Equity raising drive nets $200m to help pay down loans and provide some cash flow relief
  • Horizon Lines to convert further four boxships to LNG fuel
    US listed owner gets coast guard approval to send vessels to non-US shipyard
  • Shipowners' confidence continues to grow, says Moore Stephens
    Optimism is most evident in North America
  • Navios closes 10-ship deal with HSH Nordbank
    German lender will offer further distressed vessel opportunities to Greek owner
  • Owners urged to ensure emergency response plans are up to date for US
    P&I clubs no longer offer blanket retainer agreement with US responders
  • Shipping warned to comply with new US requirements on ship discharges
    All ships entering US waters should be ready for vessel general permit reporting to the EPA
  • Germany faces tramp owner collapses in 2014
    Some companies will need a helping hand to survive, says HSH shipping chief
  • Merry Christmas and a happy new year for VLCCs
    Chartering momentum should continue
  • UK flag woos Greek owners
    Country's owners' resistance is 'a tragedy', says register chief
  • HSH Nordbank uses performing shipping loans to raise $700m
    Asset-backed deal with Citigroup of the US raises coveted dollar funding
  • Investors pump $1.3bn into Freeport LNG export project
    Fresh funds show US gas export drive means business
  • FMC global summit produces 'open and candid' discussions
    Talks said to have been productive despite no conclusions on shipping line co-operation
  • Canada approves four LNG export projects
    Surplus gas forces the country to seek overseas customers to buy shipments
  • Debt auction sees another TMT lender head for the exit
    For sale: Part of $40.4m mortgage loan secured by arrested vehicle carrier A Ladybug
  • Tokyo publishes interim safety guidelines for boxships over 8,000 teu
    Committee calls for mandatory container weighing after MOL Comfort casualty
  • California on course for 2015 biofouling crackdown
    Tough regional rules will set higher standards of cleanliness for ships' hulls
  • European ports oppose proposed mandatory cold ironing
    Espo says no to forcing ports to supply shore-based power but backs LNG bunkering

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • HSH raises $700 million on shipping loans
    German ship financier HSH Nordbank has raised $700M in a refinancing transaction backed by ship mortgage loans called Ocean Funding 2013
  • Tanker master and engineer kidnapped
    The Greek coastguard has reported that the master and first engineer of a Marshall Islands-flagged products tanker have been taken captive by armed attackers off the Nigerian coast
  • Tardy EU flag states rapped for failing on obligations
    The European Commission has warned that it is considering taking measures against member states that fail to honour their commitment to ratify international maritime conventions
  • Finland buys Aker Arctic Technology from STX Finland
    Finland's state-owned Finnish Industry Investment company has bought 66.4% of Aker Arctic Technology (AAT) from cash-starved STX Finland today in a deal worth €9.3M ($12.7M)
  • Adani completes Indian east coast coal terminal
    A steam coal import terminal at Visakhapatnam Port marks the Indian east coast debut of Gautam Adani-owned Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone (APSEZ)
  • Contract signed for Carioca FPSO
    The PETROBRAS-led consortium developing the Carioca area of the giant 'pre-salt' region of Brazil's Santos basin is to charter an FPSO for 20 years through Modec and its local partner Schahin
  • Three Chinese ports rank in global top 10
    China's Xiamen, Qingdao and Tianjin ports were ranked as some of the world's most productive terminals in a study based on the Journal of Commerce Port Productivity Database
  • MAG Container Lines expands fleet
    Dubai-based MAG Container Lines, a division of the multinational MAG Group, has added three new automated vessels to its existing fleet, boosting potential capacity on its busy Iraq shipping route by an additional 60%
  • China expands financial leasing access
    China's top banking regulator announced on 16 December that it will give the market easier access to financial leasing companies
  • Haimen connects with Yingkou
    Yangpu Sinowell Shipping, one of China's biggest liner companies on coastal routes, signed a contract to launch a box sailing from northeast China's Yingkou port to Haimen port in December
  • Queensland Curtis LNG project on track
    The Queensland Curtis LNG project is on track to deliver its first commercial gas cargo in 2H14, after project developer BG Group delivered first gas from the Surat Basin coal seam gas fields to the project's export plant on 16 December

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Japan's Imports From US Surge 34.9 Percent
  • STB Hearing Will Likely Set Stage for Next Rail Pricing Fight
  • Shippers Push for Carrier Concessions in Trans-Pacific
  • Maersk Remains Confident About P3 Approval
  • Intermodal on Slow Track in China
  • Improving Economy, E-Commerce, Cost Cutting Lift FedEx Results
  • Approval Is Just the First of P3's Antitrust Tests
  • US Budget Deal Delivers Some Economic Certainty to Shippers

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Explosion rocks Aratu
    Authorities in Brazil are getting ready to launch a formal investigation into the cause of an explosion that broke out on board a Petredec LPG carrier Tuesday afternoon.
  • Pemex ditches installation bids
    Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has torn up bids to carry out an 18-month project that would have employed at least four offshore vessels.
  • US hosts regulator confab
    The head of the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has called for 'out of the box' thinking as the agency held a regulatory summit with the European Union and China ahead of the looming possibility of global liner alliances.
  • Exxon shatters record
    Freight rates for medium-range (MR) product tankers involved in the coastwise carriage of US crude appear to have hit a record high.
  • Inmarsat nabs rival
    Maritime satellite communications giant Inmarsat is purchasing shipping communications rival Globe Wireless for $45m.
  • Finnlines gets a break
    Christmas has come early for Finnlines in the shape of a substantial government tax break.
  • Fesco inks new loan
    Russian container line Fesco has refinanced a short-term loan with a new facility worth $150m.
  • Coal to fire NewLead
    NewLead Holdings of Greece has added to its burgeoning commodities portfolio after finalising a deal for a coal wash plant in Kentucky.
  • Navios seals HSH fleet deal
    Greece's Navios group has completed its deal to buy 10 distressed ships from HSH Nordbank's restructuring unit, with more such acquisitions a possibility in future.
  • China faces 25% cut
    Failure of private yards and Beijing's efforts to prop up state-sponsored shipbuilders could cut Chinese shipbuilding capacity by one quarter over the next two years, DVB says.
  • Drunk tanker captain held
    The captain of a Norwegian tanker has been arrested after being found to be five times over the legal limit for alcohol.
  • Brittany picks STX France
    Brittany Ferries is to order a new LNG-fuelled ro-pax at STX France.
  • "Must do better"
    Portugal and Ireland could face legal action by the European Union (EU) for the failure of their maritime administrations to meet safety rules.
  • MCL snaps up trio
    Dubai-based MAG Container Lines (MCL) has bought three feederships to boost its UAE to Iraq service.
  • Yara back in the game
    Yara International of Norway has confirmed its return to the shipowning arena with a two ship order and is close to tying up deals for more tonnage.
  • Ferry crash injures 14
    A US ferry has run aground, injuring 14 people off North Carolina.
  • HSH taps US funding
    German lender HSH Nordbank has raised $700m in a refinancing deal in the US, backed by 30 shipping loans.
  • Viking makes Canada move
    Viking Supply Ships (VSS) is establishing a permanent foothold in the Canadian market with a new office.
  • CSC orders in China
    Sri Lanka plans to revive its state-run shipowner Ceylon Shipping Corp (CSC) with a pair of bulkers ordered in China.
  • Havyard wins wellboats
    Norway's Havyard has won a new contract for a wellboat from Norsk Fisketransport.
  • Bulker goes aground
    A Lebanese bulker has grounded outside Chittagong in Bangladesh at low tide.
  • STX Finland clinches cash
    STX Finland has clinched financing to allow it to build a second cruiseship for TUI Cruises.
  • OSG returns fire
    Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) landed in bankruptcy court over a year ago but it appears to be making progress on the road to redemption despite a series of painful setbacks.
  • ASRY confirms Berge
    Bahrain's Arab Shipbuilding and Repair Yard (ASRY) board has approved its new chief executive together with a raft of restructuring measures designed to improve its position in the repair market next year.
  • In need of training
    The Nigerian Maritime Academy wants to acquire a training ship to give its cadets adequate sea time and training.
  • West Coast rebound
    The strengthening of the US economy has resulted in a healthy recovery of cargo volumes moving through the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  • Polarcus ugrades Naila
    Shipdock Amsterdam, part of the Damen Shipyards Group, will conduct a six-week upgrade of Polarcus's 3D seismic survey vessel Polarcus Naila (built 2010).

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Commentary: Vietnamese shipping execs sentenced to death
    When I read that two former executives at the state run-Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines) were sentenced to death Monday for alleged embezzlement, I was troubled.
  • FedEx reports higher second-quarter earnings
    FedEx on Wednesday reported revenue of $11.4 billion during the second quarter of its fiscal year, up 3 percent from the second quarter of last year, and an income of $500 million, up 14 percent, year over year.
  • U.S. ports see brisk November activity through Seaway System
  • Weather delays impact Great Lakes U.S.-flag movement
  • Stakeholders call for aviation improvements
    Nicholas Calio, president of Airlines for America, called for "a holistic approach" that confronts domestic aviation's profitability during a hearing of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee convened to discuss the state of aviation.
  • Report: EU states lagging in maritime compliance
  • IAG Cargo expands Constant Cargo network
  • Yamaha outsources European warehouse operations to Yusen
  • Ex-Im Bank adds new advisory committee members
    The U.S. Export-Import Bank has a new group of members for its advisory committee, which will hold the first meeting of its fiscal year Wednesday in Washington.
  • Same Players, Different Rules: FMC examines shipping alliances
  • LLamasoft whitepaper details supply chain modeling benefits

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2013
  • Prices on downward path in Europe
    Avails were good in Hamburg.
  • Navy official pleades guilty in ship-supply investigation
    'I'm here to do the right thing', says agent accused on bribery.
  • Low demand in Fujairah
    Mixed price movements in South Africa.
  • Hong Kong prices soar above regional benchmark
    'Hong Kong's availability is pretty tight, especially for the 380 cSt grade.'
  • IFO term-contract wins higher premium
    South Korean refiner Hyundai Oilbank to pay 36% above Singapore spot prices.
  • MGO prices weaken in Asia
    Meanwhile, the price of 380 cSt bunker fuel loses direction.
  • MPA reminds suppliers on US sulphur limits
    Shipowners also minded to ensure BDN is in 'good order'.
  • Using only LNG cuts methane-slip
    Rolls Royce outlines advantages of single fuel engines.
  • Chinese province to adopt LNG as marine fuel
    Authorities approve retrofitting of five ships for trials.
  • EU cash for new vessel propulsion concept
    Concept represents 'world's largest ever marine hybrid solution'.
  • Fuel line fire not isolated incident
    Cruise ships had experienced problems with fuel line leaks for two years.
  • Japanese trading firm opens New York office
    New office to target North and South American markets.

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