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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2013
  • Evergreen sells off 32,265 containers at US$2,000/TEU to plug losses
  • Paragon Shipping cancels orders for 4,777-TEUers after bulk conversion
  • Tensions rise after Chinese warship blocks US warship in South China Seas
  • MOL ups Asia-Mexico/South America west coast rate US$600/TEU
  • US to introduce bipartisan bill to give Obama Trade Promotion Authority
  • Penang Port's container terminal NBCT falls short of 2013 targets
  • Cathay Pacific/Dragonair cargo/mail volume up 4.7pc in November
  • Atlas Air wins B747-8F ACMI contract from BST Logistics (Hong Kong)
  • Amazon's German workers strike as Christmas peak season takes off

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • A plethora of views, suggestions & solutions were expounded
  • India is an absolutely critical market for UTi: Ditlev Blicher
  • NCC receives new chemical tanker
  • SAL vessel loads over-dimensional column at Mumbai Port
  • Exports to US, EU show positive trend in April-Oct.
  • VPT commissions 9 projects for capacity addition
  • Westports may seek joint ventures for expansion
  • China-Europe rail connectivity being enhanced
  • ADB to give $150 m loan to Petronet LNG to enhance capacity at Dahej terminal
  • Delay in land acquisition hits road projects
  • L&T bags order worth INR 2,935 cr. from Qatar
  • Road Ministry permits 14 highway projects under EPC mode

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2013
  • Global coverage - local handling

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • Canadian shipowners: VGP requirements "impossible"
  • Viking lays keel for first ocean cruise ship
  • Pacific Radiance exercises PSV options
  • Some EU flag states "struggling" to make the grade

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • Port Metro Vancouver completes airport fuel project environmental review
  • NYK celebrates delivery of shallow draft coal carrier
  • APL terminal honored with JOC productivity award
  • Coast Guard petty officer dies following search and rescue incident
  • Customs opens registration for upcoming trade symposium

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2013
  • Trading places
    Baltic Exchange chief executive looks at how it and Lloyd's List have changed with the times
  • Thanks for the memories
    Printed Lloyd's List will be missed, but we should applaud all it has done, says IMIF chairman
  • Bigger ships, bigger risk
    The number of salvage companies that could attempt a largescale rescue are very few
  • The evolution of recycling
    A short tour of the past and future of an industry that has seen significant changes
  • #lloydslistdigital
    Lloyd's List moves with the times to embrace electronic publishing. This next stage in our evolution will ensure we are able to innovate
  • Secret of success in shipping
    Mehrotra sets out 10 steps to sustainability
  • Greeks' long voyage to blue-chip status
    The modern rise of shipping in Greece is a master-class in adaptability
  • Wista-UK - a journey of four decades
    Lloyd's List has worked to support women in shipping
  • The digital revolution starts here
    Accurate, hard-hitting shipping news continues
  • Boxing clever
    Ports have seen a huge rise in cargo thanks to use of containers, says HPH chief executive
  • In praise of efficiency
    YoungShip's secretary-general examines the impact of the social media revolution
  • Advising the next generation
    Safety, security and the environment are key issues
  • Welded freighters that succeeded in war and peace
    The US had to build Liberty Ships faster than Allied merchant ships were being sunk
  • The 22 cycles of Lloyd's List
    Maritime economist tackles 279 years of Lloyd's List maritime coverage
  • Shipping, the environment and sustainability
    Too much Hornblower, too little Discovery Channel - a much-misunderstood industry
  • The nearsourcing debate
    Looking at the impact on container shipping of moving production closer to the market
  • Rise of capital markets
    Capital Link's president looks at the markets' transformation impact on shipping
  • Teu - the one true global standard
    While all else around it changes at a rapid pace, the container unit remains steady
  • Insurance industry timeline
    What happened, and when, in the world of marine insurance and classification
  • Strategies for private equity
    Many ship finance investors are in it for the long haul, others may be looking for a way out
  • Secret of success in shipping
    Great timing and a fearless approach are crucial, says StealthGas boss
  • Peaks and troughs continue
    Highs and lows of the past 10 years have been dramatic, says legal firm's transport chief
  • A big crisis leads to big reforms
    Former CSG chairman says innovation is the only way out of the downturn
  • Goodbye, Lloyd's List - hello and welcome, Lloyd's List!
    The former secretary-general of the IMO bids the newspaper a fond farewell as it goes digital
  • Making globalisation a positive force
    Maritime activity has a key role to play in this objective, says IMO secretary-general
  • China shipping embarks on a generational shift
    The world's biggest shipping nation plans to deliver growth and stamp out corruption
  • Changing face of ship finance
    University centre's chairman looks back on vital moments in its development
  • A class apart
    Innovative ideas and technologies benefit those willing to move forward
  • Lloyd's List perspectives: the changing parameters of ship finance
    Owners' fortunes and reputations will be at stake again, says Poten & Partners chairman
  • Strong will survive in tankers
    Threat always produces opportunity, says Intertanko's managing director

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • GSL pulls plug on $400M debt plan
    NYSE-listed Global Ship Lease has cancelled plans to sell $400M in mortgage notes and pay off its remaining bank debt
  • Congress deals blow to US cargo preference
    US government-impelled cargo will lose $731M in reimbursements over the next decade in the wake of a sweeping budget deal passed by Congress
  • Carnival sees signs of brand recovery
    NYSE-listed Carnival Corp has posted better-than-expected quarterly results as bookings gain momentum
  • Pacific Radiance takes two more PSVs
    SINGAPORE-based offshore marine service provider Pacific Radiance has exercised options for two more platform supply vessels (PSVs)
  • Hanjin unveils restructuring, may sell bulk unit
    Hanjin Shipping said today that it is considering selling its bulk shipping business to raise money
  • TTA plans IPO for fertiliser arm
    Thoresen Thai Agencies, Thailand's second biggest bulker owner, said today it plans to list subsidiary PM Thoresen Asia Holdings on the Stock Exchange of Thailand
  • Shanghai maritime arbitration caseload doubles
    Shanghai Maritime Arbitration Commission (SMAC) announced today that it has received 104 cases as of 18 December, 2013, doubled than the same time last year, and its res litigiosa amounted to 1.28Bn yuan ($210M), a 12% year-on-year increase
  • Congestion down in Newcastle terminal
    Coal shipments from the major Newcastle terminal rebounded strongly in the latest week after earlier bad weather impacts, according to filings from operator Port Waratah Coal Services
  • New measures for box ships
    Japan's Ministry of Land, Transport and Infrastructure has released temporary safety measures for container ships over 8,000teu in the wake of the break-up and sinking of MOL Comfort on 17 June
  • China new orders triple
    CHINESE shipyards' new orders more than tripled year on year to 51.9M dwt in the first 11 months, the China National Association of Shipbuilding Industry (CANSI) said today
  • Beijing approves Zhoushan oil terminal
    China's National Development and Reform Commission has approved a 450,000-tonne crude oil terminal project in Zhoushan, near Shanghai, announced the local port administration
  • Holiday season dampens bulker rates
    Freight rates for drybulk carriers are weakening across all segments, as the holiday season is afflicting the market

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • DP World Cochin to Hike Terminal Rates
  • Asia Big Doha Winner
  • Daggett: No ILA Slowdowns in Works
  • Federal Judge Denies Injunction to Block NY-NJ Hiring Rules
  • UPS Freight Teamsters to Vote on Contract Next Month
  • China Levels VAT Playing Field for Foreign Shipping Companies
  • NVOCCs Face Spot Market Pricing in the Trans-Pacific
  • Harbor Trucking Association Launches LA-LB Truck Mobility Report
  • UASC Secures $1.3 Billion Loan for 12 New Container Ships
  • Rotterdam Container Traffic Shrinks in Weak Economy
  • Luxembourg Sells Cargolux Stake to Chinese Investors
  • China-Europe Intermodal: 'Just Right'?

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • Teekay arm to raise $53m
    Teekay Offshore Partners has struck a deal to raise $53.4m in a private placement.
  • Wilson lands OSV order
    Wilson Sons has secured a contract to construct four offshore support vessels (OSVs) for a Brazilian compatriot.
  • ADM eyes barges
    Archer Daniels Midland is getting ready to expand its fleet of inland barges under a broader effort to increase crop shipments from its port in northern Brazil.
  • Pemex taps Bourbon arm
    Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) has awarded $68.8m worth of contracts to charter-in three platform supply vessels (PSVs) from Naviera Bourbon Tamaulipas.
  • Karatzas case dismissed
    Authorities have dismissed a criminal case against ship broker and finance man Basil Karatzas over allegations of embezzling from his former employer, New Jersey brokerage Compass Maritime.
  • DVB raises VLGC flag
    Continued newbuilding orders have led DVB to dim its view on the VLGC segment.
  • More Greek joy for Sinopac
    Sinopacific Shipbuilding is rounding off 2013 with the single largest order of the year for its popular eco-ultramax bulkers.
  • Search on for crewman
    UK authorities have launched a search for a seafarer thought to have been swept into the River Trent.
  • India refuses crew bail
    A high court in India has blocked a bail bid by anti-piracy crew on an AdvanFort vessel.
  • Q4 joy for Carnival
    Carnival Corp has surprised the market with a fourth quarter profit but has warned red ink awaits in the first quarter of fiscal 2014.
  • Dof rakes in $65m
    Dof has won a batch of new charter contracts for its vessels worth at least NOK 400m ($65m).
  • Viking nets $60m deal
    Christen Sveaas-led Viking Supply Ships has received a pre-Christmas boost after netting a potential $60m deal.
  • Danske charts Avance rise
    Avance Gas is set for a four-fold rise in profitability over the next two years as the VLGC market enters a period of record potential, Danske Bank says.
  • Maersk gets cash for Xmas
    The family foundation that controls AP Moller-Maersk is increasing the amount of cash it can retain within the shipping and oil group by restructuring as a holding company.
  • UASC borrows $1.25bn
    United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has sealed a huge $1.251bn financing facility for 12 of its series of up to 17 big boxship newbuildings.
  • Baltic's booze bonanza
    While the word on the street in London is Christmas parties are not what they were - those heading down to the Baltic Bar at lunchtime may want to clear their afternoon schedule.
  • First Golar newbuild fixed
    Golar LNG has hooked a commissioning cargo for the first of its two recently delivered, speculatively ordered LNG carriers.
  • Gard names London chief
    A key figure in developing the widening range of products on offer from the Gard marine insurance group is to be managing director of the London operation.
  • Remoy kicks off offer
    Rem Offshore CEO Age Remoy is ready to spend around $37m on taking full control of his company.
  • Bergen gets a breather
    Bergen Group has secured short-term financing for its struggling shipbuilding division.
  • Tufton dials it up
    Tufton Oceanic has re-emerged as a major shareholder in US-quoted bulker owner Paragon.
  • HIT hails debt deal
    Indonesian owner Humpuss Intermoda Transportasi (HIT) says it is ready to expand after sealing a debt deal with a Greek fund.
  • BLUE joins OTC brigade
    Navig8 Crude Tankers today became the eighth shipping company to begin trading on Oslo's over the counter (OTC) market this year after a string of IPOs which have raised close to $1.4bn.
  • Detained ferry sinks
    Hundreds of people have been saved after an overloaded Solomon Islands ferry sank.
  • Crew rescued after smash
    Thirteen crew have been rescued after a collision between a Chinese bulker and a Cosco containership.
  • Hanjin targets $2bn
    Loss making Hanjin Shipping has laid out plans for a fire sale of assets to raise nearly $2bn it needs to stay afloat.
  • Pac Radiance begins drive
    Pacific Radiance is moving ahead with its expansion plans flush with the funds from a successful IPO in Singapore.
  • NWS volumes jump
    Russia's North-Western Shipping (NWS) has boosted timber cargoes by 70% as new vessel deliveries kick in.
  • Vitesse action halted
    The widow of a fisherman killed in a ferry collision can only sue Condor Ferries after appeals against two officers' manslaughter sentences have been heard.
  • CMT doubles up
    Taiwan's Chinese Maritime Transport (CMT) has declared its capesize bulker option in China.
  • Cold War relic dumped
    The government of the Canadian province of Newfoundland & Labrador has finally realised that you can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
  • TTA plans fertiliser IPO
    Bangkok-based Thoresen Thai Agencies plans to list its Vietnamese fertiliser producing subsidiary on the Stock Exchange of Thailand.
  • Genmar gets a breather
    New York-based General Maritime is ending the week with a $200m infusion of new equity that comes both from majority owner Oaktree Capital and from a collection of Wall Street institutional investors.
  • Fincantieri jumbosizes
    Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri has clinched a contract to stretch one of the smallest cruiseships in the MSC Crociere fleet.
  • LNG in vogue
    The odds that US operator Horizon Lines will rely on domestic shipyards to equip its fleet of containerships with dual-fuel engines are looking increasingly slim.
  • Golden Miller fire out
    The fire that broke out on board Petredec's 16,750-cbm LPG carrier Golden Miller (ex-Fezzano, built 1993) in the Brazilian port of Aratu yesterday has been extinguished.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • 10 things not expected in 2014, but could happen
    Last month's column laid out a base case outlook for 2014, and so this month the focus is placed on various key factors that are unlikely to happen but should not be totally discounted...
  • Transitioning from diesel
  • Fork in the road
  • U.S., Libya ink TIFA
    The deal will establish a joint U.S.-Libya Council on Trade and Investment, which will address issues including market access, intellectual property, labor, and environmental challenges, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative said.
  • EU to change tariffs for developing countries
  • COSCO, MSC announce GRIs
    COSCO will increase its rates for all shipments, including reefer cargo, from the Far East to South America West Coast and Mexico, and MSC's rates will increase on all cargo from the Far East to West Africa and Angola.
  • Commentary: Heard around town
  • Commentary: American Shipper nets Seahorse Award
  • Commentary: D.C.'s clean truck bill upsets truckers
  • Commentary: YRC struggles to offload debt
  • Commentary: Foolish thieves
  • Commentary: Ports go better together
  • Schneider launches new chassis fleet
    "Establishing a company-owned chassis fleet gives Schneider complete control of assets used in an intermodal move and makes our service even more efficient for shippers," stated Bill Matheson, president of Schneider's intermodal services.
  • November truckload rates rise
  • Tiger Cool Express acquires 200 refrigerated containers
  • Bahri company receives new chemical tanker
  • U.S., Brazil commit to improved bilateral beef trade
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food on Wednesday pledged to improve trade in beef and beef-related products between the two countries.
  • CEVA to continue partnerships with Ford, Vileda
  • TMS keeps shipper-carrier relationship strong
  • Drewry says carriers 'spooked' by overcapacity

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2013
  • Prices climbing in Fujairah
    IFO prices soften in South Africa.
  • Prices firming across Europe
    Port operations were proceeding with delays in Gibraltar.
  • Aegean formally completes US acquisition
    'This marks another important milestone in Aegean's history', says Tavlarios.
  • Regulators 'want protection' for bunker suppliers
    Bunker players fear P3 alliance will weaken their position in price negotiations.
  • Senior staff remain in place after Hess acquisition
    Captain Chris Roberts will remain as corporation bunker fuels manager.
  • Demand for bunkers sees fuel oil stocks fall
    Higher freight have triggered an increase in shipping activity.
  • Prices firming in Asian hubs
    Tight supplies for 380 cSt grade fuel in Hong Kong.
  • TonenGeneral to buy energy trading firm
    Falling oil demand in Japan spurs restructuring.
  • Chennai bunkering jetty opposed
    Locals fear greater risk of oil spills.
  • Energy-saving device to be used on ships
    Product at test stage of development.
  • France to build LNG-fuelled ferry
    Ship will be world's biggest.
  • Bulker arrest in Singapore
    Money owing on repair bills believed to be the reason.

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