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16 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:31 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2013
  • US November boxed imports flat year on year, but fall 9.3pc from October
  • Rotterdam 2013 box volume falls 1.7pc as overall tonnage remains flat
  • Port of Long Beach posts 2.5pc November volume hike to 569,599 TEU
  • Tanker captain and chief engineer kidnapped by pirates off Nigeria
  • Injunction denied to block NY Waterfront Commission docker hiring rules
  • UASC wins US$1.2 billion syndicated borrowing - 2.2 times oversubscribed
  • Swire, Carpenters team up on Papua New Guinea service as demand falls
  • Sandy 2012 diversion causes Virginia November box volume to fall 2.9pc
  • Congestion at Chittagong port slows up container to and from port
  • Charleston November container volume rises 6pc driven by export growth
  • Chausson Materiaux in Toulouse orders 200 Hiab loaders from Cargotec
  • Airports Council International spots October cargo revival, but Africa slips
  • BIFA backs UK Airports Commission support to expand UK airport capacity
  • MidAmerica St Louis airport handles US$1.3 million in Xmas blueberries

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • Charleston realises strong box cargo growth in Nov.
  • Huge potential seen in repair for Indian shipbuilding industry
  • ICS calls for understanding from port state control on seafarer security training certification
  • Legal luminary Venky is no more
  • MAG Container Lines spends $ 6 m on fleet expansion
  • MOL responds to interim report of committee on large containership safety
  • NYK to launch Far East-South Pacific Islands service
  • NYK's new coal carrier delivered
  • Garment exports seen touching $60 bn by 2016
  • India's Top 25 Countries of Export (Value in $ million)
  • Centre to consider cabotage relaxation for Vizhinjam
  • Cochin Oil Terminal inaugurates new-generation unloading arms
  • JSW Jaigarh Port creates a landmark coal storage & handling facility
  • Forex reserves ease by $ 192.8 m to $ 295.52 bn
  • Adani Foundation organises seminar for fisherfolk

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • King County orders two new water taxis
  • Zenzile Brooks joins The Glosten Associates
  • Pipeline giant buys Blackstone's Jones Act tanker biz
  • Eyeing U.S. gas exports, Navigator orders ethane newbuild
  • Electric Boat gets $121.8 million Virginia Class award
  • Wanted: Safe ferry design for Pacific Islands

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2013
  • Port of Tacoma sees gains in November box volume count
  • Jeh Charles Johnson sworn in as Homeland Security secretary
  • Descartes announces deals for Compudata, Impatex
  • Port of Seattle releases November container numbers
  • NYK plans to construct new LNG-fueled tugboat

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • P3 partners prepare their sales pitches
    Service differentiation is the battleground as regional operations seek customer support
  • Parent's fundraising plans boost Hyundai Merchant Marine
    Group seeks $3.1bn from asset sales to focus on shipping and other business
  • Hanjin may invite Evergreen to join the CKYH alliance
    Debt-laden carrier to cut fleet capacity by 20% to reverse container division losses
  • China Cosco board approves nine-vessel newbuilding plan
    Beijing subsidy prompts firm to order 9,400 teu boxships and 64,000 dwt bulkers
  • Global Ports presses ahead with NCC Group takeover
    Acquisition will consolidate Russia's underdeveloped box port sector
  • Consortium signs deal to build second Abidjan box port
    Government awards project to APM Terminals, Bouygues and Bolloré Africa Logistics

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • Rosneft takes Heidmar stake
    Morgan Stanley has agreed to sell its partial ownership in tanker-pool manager Heidmar to Russia's Rosneft
  • News service over the festive period
    The IHS Maritime office will be closed on the afternoons of the 24 and 31 December and closed all day on the 25, 26, 27 December and 1 January
  • Kinder Morgan buys Blackstone's APT
    After signalling plans for an IPO, American Petroleum Tankers is instead being sold to Kinder Morgan for $962M
  • Alfons Hakans buys Estonian tug operator
    The Finnish towage company Alfons Hakans has acquired the Estonian tug-operating firm AS PKL, which operates 14 tugs that are located in the ports of Tallinn, Muuga, Sillamae and Paldiski in Estonia and Riga and Ventspils in Latvia
  • Qingdao Beihai secures four Shandong VLOCs
    Chinese shipyard Qingdao Beihai Shipbuilding Heavy Industry has secured an order to build four very large ore carriers (VLOC) from government-owned Shandong Shipping
  • Abidjan box terminal agreement signed
    A consortium has formally signed an agreement with the Côte d'Ivoire government for the construction and operation of a new container terminal at the Port of Abidjan
  • China COSCO to order nine new ships
    China COSCO Holdings, the flagship listed unit of COSCO Group, today announced that it will place orders for four 64,000dwt bulk carriers and five 9,400teu boxships in a move to improve the capacity structures of its containership and bulker fleets
  • Morocco to sell stake in Marsa Maroc
    State-owned Moroccan terminal operator, Marsa Maroc, has confirmed to HIS Fairplay that the government is planning to open up its capital to private investors in 2014
  • Taiwan's export orders continue to rise
    Taiwan's export orders in November stood at $41.05Bn, marking the fifth consecutive monthly rise, according to statistics released last week by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)
  • HMM and CK Line launch service
    South Korea carriers Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Chun Kyung Shipping (CK Line) last week jointly launched a new service linking South Korea to Chinese port Fuzhou and Vietnam
  • APL Logistics appoints new president
    Singapore-listed NOL Group today announced that Beat Simon had been appointed as president of its wholly-owned subsidiary APL Logistics, a third party logistics provider

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • Hyundai Group to Sell Assets to Bolster HMM
  • Container Traffic Up in Tacoma, Down in Seattle
  • TransForce Counters Manitoulin Offer for Vitran
  • Hanjin to Ask Evergreen to Join CKYH Alliance
  • Drewry: Hapag-Lloyd-CSAV Deal Makes Sense But Faces Financial Obstacles
  • Weaker Trucking Demand Slows Growth in Dedicated Sector
  • Beat Simon to Take Helm of APL Logistics

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • Uncertainty haunts EGLE
    Shares of Eagle Bulk Shipping soared Monday despite ongoing uncertainty about the US bulker owner's future.
  • Perseveranza battles NCS
    Perseveranza di Navigazione has launched London arbitration against three companies in the empire of Hong Kong shipowner Gao Yanming for allegedly underpaid charter hire.
  • Fines in car carrier probe
    The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) says it is investigating other car carrier operators after issuing $2.33m in fines to K Line and NYK Line for violating US shipping laws.
  • All in the family
    China Shipping Development's CS Bulk arm has struck a deal to charter-in 21 panamax and handymax bulkers from a sister company in the China Shipping group.
  • Stena LNG regroups
    A move to reincorporate Stena LNG's activities into group tanker arm Stena Bulk will see Goran Hermansson take responsibility for the company's three LNG carriers.
  • Dof's Brazil bonanza
    Dof has added two more long-term charter deals to its recent pile of contract wins.
  • Greeks to take flight?
    Greek shipping circles are deeply concerned that an article passed into law at the weekend could ruin the carefully cultivated climate between the industry and the government and possibly lead to a flight of management companies.
  • Bergen bags repair job
    Bergen Group has bagged a contract to fix an accommodation vessel at its offshore yard in Hanoytangen.
  • Kinder's $1bn surprise
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners has completed a near $1bn takeover swoop for IPO hopeful American Petroleum Tankers and Blackstone stablemate State Class Tankers.
  • Oldendorff sells supramax
    Oldendorff looks to have caught the effects of rising asset prices to secure the sale of a supramax bulker.
  • HMM rebounds
    Shares in Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) soared today after fundraising plans were announced that could see the company stage a financial recovery.
  • HitecVision in at DeepWell
    A well intervention company jointly owned by Ostensjo Rederi and Solstad Offshore has secured a near $50m deal which will see Norwegian heavyweight HitecVision invest in the firm.
  • Bankruptcy for Gdansk?
    The majority shareholder in Stocznia Gdansk is preparing a bankruptcy filing for the historic shipyard.
  • Boa stretches Rieber deal
    Ole Bjornevik's Boa Marine Services has expended its hold on a GC Rieber subsea vessel.
  • Livorno launched
    Commercial operations have started at OLT Offshore LNG Toscana's floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU).
  • Morgan Stanley sells Heidmar
    Morgan Stanley has sold its stake in pool giant Heidmar as part of the disposal of its oil trading business to Rosneft.
  • 'Curb your enthusiasm'
    China's Sinotrans is warning analysts and reporters that the outcome of a possible restructuring is not yet settled.
  • Public money drives prices
    Clarksons has blamed the flood of public money into the shipping industry this year for driving up asset prices in the dry cargo market.
  • Ningbo soothes worries
    Ningbo Marine's biggest shareholder and customer is pledging to avoid unfair competition with other Chinese bulker operators.
  • Royal passenger dies
    A man has died after falling from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship off Australia.
  • Montanari sells two
    Italian owner Montanari has reportedly sold two modern aframax tankers to an undisclosed buyer.
  • Berge Bulk in scrap pact
    Expanding dry bulk owner Berge Bulk of Singapore has sold one of its oldest units for demolition.
  • Maersk crew praised
    A series of technical shortcomings led to flooding of the engine room of the Emma Maersk which took the containership out of service for five months earlier this year.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • Drewry: November air rates continue recent climb
  • Hanjin announces 'financial improvement plan'
    A document on the Korean shipping company's website said the plan involves repayment of debt; financial aid by shareholders and creditors; and a plan for improvement in operations.
  • Foundation that controls A.P. Møller-Maersk restructures
  • Vitran receives offer from TransForce
    Vitran has received an unsolicited offer from TransForce to acquire all of its outstanding common shares for $6.50 per share, upping the Dec. 9 acquisition offer proposed by Manitoulin Transport.
  • CMA CGM announces Asia GRI
  • Simon named APL Logistics president
  • ATA truck tonnage index up 2.7%
  • Shippers concerned with EU emissions regulation
    In a letter to the European Parliament, the World Shipping Council claimed the EU's rationale for vessel emissions regulations appears varied and unclear.
  • Ex-Im Bank reports record year for small businesses
  • U.S. Oil CNG station to support Dart Transit
  • Tampa Port approves auto processing agreement
  • UASC to relocate main U.S. office in 2014
  • Descartes makes two European acquisitions
    Descartes acquired Impatex Freight Software for $8.3 million and the business-to-business supply chain integration and e-invoicing solutions provider Compudata for $17.9 million.
  • Executive moves

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2013
  • Consultant: 2020 sulphur limit 'no problem' for refiners
    Blending low sulphur HFOs with distillates could meet global 0.50% sulphur bunker demand, study suggests.
  • LNG fuel system ordered for LNG-hybrid barge
    LNG-hybrid barge to start service in Q3 2014.
  • Prices lose direction in Fujairah
    Mixed trend on show in South African ports.
  • Prices start week firm across Europe
    Surcharges in place at Rotterdam over holiday period.
  • Glenn Marine vessel arrested
    Move made in Singapore last week.
  • Russian bunkering firm confirms oil terminal sale
    Sale will allow firm to focus on 'strategic segments', says CEO.
  • Asian prices pointing north
    'Unstable' supplies reported at Busan.
  • Singapore expecting fewer fuel oil cargoes in January
    Higher freight costs make it difficult for traders to break even.
  • Shipowner to receive bunker-saving vessels
    Singapore-based firm aims to own eight similar vessels by 2015.
  • Chinese fuel oil stocks up
    Lukewarm demand for bonded bunkers at East China.
  • Petrobras Bunker to close on holidays
    Staff to assist in bunker enquiries from December 26 onwards.

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