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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Danish accident investigators praise ships crew in Emma Maersk flooding
  • No harm done as railcar carrying container of nuclear waste derails
  • Higher USWC imports show more storage than consumer spending: Drewry
  • US Coast Guard to Houston: Lower pollution clean up fees - or else
  • Horizon cleared to convert 4 more boxships to LNG fuel in foreign yard
  • J&F Sealink Pte Ltd renamed CBG Logistics Pte Ltd from January 1
  • Ningbo sees 2013 rail-water intermodal volume soar 76.2pc in 2013
  • China to build logistics centre to facilitate Russian e-shopping
  • Analyst: New US truck hours of work rules cut productivity, revenue
  • Toll to tie up with Pacific National Rail in North Queensland
  • 9 dead as Antonov An-12 cargo plane crashes into Siberian warehouse
  • DHL wins annual package race to Finland's Santa Claus Village
  • Mumbai International Airport opens India's first cargo web portal site

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • Increase ships between India & Iran for smoother trade: Commerce Ministry
  • MANSA welcomes JNPT's Chief Manager (Traffic)
  • SAL vessel loads heaviest cargo at Adani Terminal, Hazira
  • SPNM conducts workshop on 'Role of Classification Societies in Commercial Shipping'
  • Basmati exports may rise 11 pc to exceed 4 mt: AIREA
  • Urea imports up in Apr.-Nov. period
  • APSEZ begins liquid cargo operations at Hazira terminal
  • Ports have a positive impact on GDP, say analysts
  • PPPAC approves 5 key projects at Major Ports
  • VCTPL awarded Visakhapatnam Port's new container handling facility
  • BCHAA to hold free health check-up camps for members
  • Engg exports fell by 14.6 pc in Nov.: EEPC
  • Exporters concerned about liquidity: Fieo
  • Iron ore exports down by 43.5 pc in Apr.-Oct.
  • Rise in palm oil imports fearing hike in taxes
  • Break-bulk cargo issues at Dar es Salaam port
  • Indian wind farm components shipped to Brazil by BNSF Logistics, US
  • NordiKmaritime delivers fortnightly European coastal service for project cargoes
  • Russian shipyard launches vessel to carry project & heavy lift cargoes from Black Sea to Caspian Sea

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • Seaman Guard Ohio 35 granted bail
  • NTSB reports on tanker allision with bridge
  • Keppel FELS breaks rig delivery record
  • ClassNK amends rules
  • NASSCO gets $171.9 million mod to LSD 50 award

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners buying pair of tanker companies
  • US rail freight traffic rolls to up/down week
  • NYK receives high rating on SMBC loan assessment
  • Bunge North America closes deal for Mexican wheat milling business
  • Ukrainian frigate honored for NATO anti-piracy efforts

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • India mulls five new container port expansion projects
    Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust, Ennore, Kandla, Kolkata and Mumbai in line for investment
  • Navigator orders large gas carrier
    Newbuilding will transport petrochemical feedstock
  • Indian court orders release on bail of Seaman Guard Ohio crew
    Seafarers and security team held since October on suspicion of firearms breaches
  • Finland appoints ClassNK to survey its fleet
    Japanese class society now works for 110 flag states
  • Rescue ships approach Akademik Shokalskiy
    Russian research vessel trapped in Antarctic ice since Christmas Eve
  • Hapag-Lloyd could forge closer ties with Hamburg Süd and CSAV
    'As a trio we would be even stronger', Weber concedes
  • K Line books more wide-beam car carriers
    Japanese owner has ordered eight 7,500 ceu ships this year
  • Europe's ship-recycling rules go live on new year's day
    But despite the new regulations Brussels has yet to approve any sites
  • Hanjin Shipping sells part of its dry bulk and LNG fleet
    South Korean carrier forms a joint venture with a private equity firm to cut its debt ratio
  • Kim takes the helm at STX Pan Ocean
    Troubled South Korean dry bulk giant welcomes new chief executive
  • CIMC to raise $503m through Hong Kong private placement
    The world's largest box maker will issue shares to employees and shareholders

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • Icebreakers near trapped Akademik Shokalskiy
    Three icebreakers have been reported to be nearing the MV Akademik Shokalskiy, which has been trapped in ice 100nm east of the French Station Dumont D'Urville in Antarctica since Christmas Eve
  • Hanjin Shipping signs CVCs with KOSPO
    South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping announced today that it has signed two Consecutive Voyage Contracts (CVCs) with Korea Southern Power (KOSPO), one for 10 years and the other for 15 years
  • China shipping group sells stakes
    China Changjiang National Shipping Group, one of the shipping groups that make up Sinotrans & CSC, is seeking to raise at least 160.5M yuan ($26.2M) by disposing part of its stake in three companies
  • Yang Ming set to record annual profit
    Taiwanese carrier Yang Ming Marine announced on 25 December that it has reappraised the value its shares in Kao Ming Container Terminal Corp (KMCT), resulting in gains of NT$2.99Bn ($100M), based on International Accounting Standards data
  • NYK to launch new service
    Japanese carrier NYK is to launch a new South Pacific Link (SPL) service between the Far East and the South Pacific islands from January 2014
  • DSIC to expand building capacity
    Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (DSIC), the key shipyard of the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation, has invested 928.6M yuan ($151.6M) to expand its offshore equipment manufacturing capacity
  • Changhang Phoenix' subsidiary adds losses
    Changhang Phoenix, a Chinese bulker operator and owner that is facing the prospect of bankruptcy restructuring, estimated today that its subsidiary, Changjiang Jiaotong Keji, would book an additional CNY153.7M (USD25.1M) in losses for 2013
  • Hanjin Shipping to secure KRW300Bn
    South Korean carrier Hanjin Shipping announced yesterday that it will secure KRW300Bn (USD282.7Bn) by spinning off its drybulk business
  • Rescue operations continue
    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) announced on 26 December that it was continuing to coordinate search and rescue operations for the four missing crew members of the capsized Bolivia-flagged barge Heng Hong 168 for the seventh day

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • US Corn Exporters Brace for Hit After China Crackdown
  • India's Engineering Exports to US Down 10 Percent
  • Slideshow: Top Stories of 2013
  • Hapag-Lloyd Urges Hamburg Süd to Join CSAV Merger Talks
  • Descartes Acquires UK's Impatex

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • Polsteam spat ends in US
    Polish Steamship (Polsteam) and Novel Commodities have put an end to months of sparring in US courts, although the settlement does not bring peace to their main London court fight.
  • Tuburao ore exports hit
    Vale has declared force majeure on several iron ore sales contracts as Brazil's threatens to impact the capesize bulker market.
  • Pilot's turn faulted in crash
    The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has pinned a January tanker collision with the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on a local pilot's course changes.
  • Evergreen goes big
    Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC) will charter in seven more 14,000-teu containerships for its liner shipping operations.
  • Underwriters take NCL options
    Underwriters of a recent stock offering have agreed to take nearly $110m worth of shares in Norwegian Cruise Line.
  • BP pays a little more
    Oil major BP has reportedly extended the charter of the 74,000-dwt tanker Gulf Coral (built 2009) from Gulf Energy of Dubai for another year.
  • Aframax fetches $9.8m
    Innovative Industries of the Ukraine has reportedly sold the 105,000-dwt tanker Nord (built 1998). The Halla-built tanker has gone to an undisclosed buyer for $9.8m, brokers say.
  • HMM looks to lift box rates
    Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) plans to try to raise container freight rates on both main east-west routes from Asia in January.
  • MOL gets eco funding
    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) recent newbuilding order for methanol fuelled tankers at Minaminippon Shipbuilding one is of a number of green projects in Japan set to benefit from a new government subsidy.
  • No sale
    Reports suggesting that Oldendorff Carriers has sold the 31,000-dwt bulker Carl Oldendorff (built 2002) are not correct, the company tells TradeWinds.
  • Foresight to shift offshore hub
    Foresight Group aims to shift the management of its offshore drilling vessels, tankers and multipurpose ships from Cyprus to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Hanjin bulks up
    Hanjin Shipping has clinched two high value long term freight contracts with a domestic utility company just after announcing it is to sell a majority stake in its dry bulk business.
  • Hoegh scraps oldest PCC
    The elderly car carrier Hoegh Tropicana is heading for the breaker's torch in China under an environmentally focussed deal with Grieg Green.
  • Sudden resignations at CSSC
    Two leading officials of Chinese state shipbuilding group CSSC have suddenly resigned.
  • Creditors take Phoenix ships
    More ships are leaving CSC Phoenix through judicial sales and repossessions.
  • Cosco orders VLCCs
    Chinese shipping giant Cosco is adding four more VLCC newbuildings to its order tally.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • EU court decision a boon to 'forum shoppers'
    The ruling had its origins in a dispute between cargo interests and carriers involving the 2007 theft of four consignments of Canon cameras during road transport under CMR terms from a warehouse at Schiphol Airport in the Netherlands to Willich, Germany.
  • ITC report centers on removal of import restraints
  • USDA seeks comments on Export Credit Guarantee Program change
  • FMC reviews 47 OTI license applications
  • Hanjin: No reduction in allocation planned
    A spokeswoman from Hanjin Shipping said the liner has no plans to reduce its allocation on CKYH alliance services or sell terminals in the United States as a result of the "financial improvement plan," which it announced last week.
  • Could Hapag-Lloyd-CSAV deal revive Hamburg-Süd talks?
  • Service to call 2 Oakland terminals
    Maersk said the Bay Bridge service will call both the Ports America terminal and SSA's Oakland International Container terminal in Oakland, starting in mid-January, for eastbound and westbound service rotations.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2013
  • Little movement in fuel prices in the Americas
    WTI crude closes above $100 per barrel.
  • IFO prices soften in Fujairah
    South African markets generally firm.
  • Asian refiners to benefit from fewer cargoes going east
    Refining losses from fuel oil to narrow in first quarter of next year.
  • European bunker prices lack direction
    Rotterdam players say surcharges will apply over New Year holiday.
  • Tight avails in Japan 'will continue into January'
    'We are focusing on supplying term customers,'says trader.
  • Cruise operator 'setting the standard' in clean technology
    'Environmental responsibility is essential to running a successful business in the twenty-first century.'
  • Baltic bunkering hub attracts Nordic finance
    Scandinavian finance house to decide on loan by end of January.
  • Russia could be key source of ECA compliant product
    Tax changes driving Russian refiners to focus on distillates.
  • Chinese shipping firm orders VLCC quartet
    Deal closed with a local shipbuilding giant.
  • Fuel oil exports hit by refinery upgrade
    Russian refiner will divert fuel oil to be used as feedstock.
  • Asian prices lack direction
    IFO products reported to have 'dried out' for some players in Hong Kong.
  • Russian bunkering ban investigation stalls on lack of evidence
    Russian authority postpones case hearing.
  • Shanghai considers introduction of LSFO at port
    Move would be a 'first step' in reducing pollution from shipping.
  • Methanol-fuelled engine order 'a real market breakthrough'
    Order is MAN Diesel & Turbo's first commercial project for the technology.
  • Fuel oil spill 'could have been sabotage'
    Trinidad and Tobago appoint government minister to head investigation.

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