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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 31, 2013
  • Hapag-Lloyd chairman asks Hamburg-Sud to join CSAV merger talks
  • MOL follows up on probe's hull stress advice in MOL Comfort sinking
  • High growth north China container ports now trump southern rivals
  • China again rejects two US distillers grain cargoes over GM
  • WTO ruling prompts China vow to re-examine duties on US chicken
  • Rolls-Royce floats drone ship idea, but shipowners sceptical
  • State Department seeks industry, public views ahead of IMO meet
  • World Shipping Council asks EU carbon banners to wait for IMO
  • AirAsia X gives biggest order to Airbus after Cathay's Boeing buy
  • Creditors mob tribunal as Air Deccan's Gopinath' debts become known
  • La Poste sets parcel record, but profits to fall on pricing in France

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • China lowers VAT, to benefit foreign carriers
  • DB Schenker Logistics simplifies management structure for Northern & Eastern Europe
  • India not investing enough in inland transport infrastructure: ITF
  • Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen appointed President of DNV GL
  • Landmark ECJ ruling on liability limitation for cargo theft
  • Long Beach box throughput on the up, LA's looking down
  • NYK receives highest rating on SMBC Sustainability Assessment Loan
  • Dr Tamilvanan releases NMPT Special Issue
  • BCHAA organises 3rd training session on Customs Classification
  • Customs stations on Indo-Bangla border to work 24/7 from Jan. 1
  • Coal & Oil Group secures INR 1,600 cr. funding for its Mutiara Thermal Power Plant
  • DGFT eases norms for cotton export
  • Forex reserves dip $ 12.6 m to $ 295.50 bn
  • Give export credit priority sector status again: Study
  • Govt firms up formula to kickstart halted road projects
  • RBI disappoints exporters by not bringing them under priority lending norms

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Tanker collides with on-trials car carrier
  • Expedition ship still iced in
  • Under-construction semi sinks at shipyard
  • Siem orders two more dual fuel PSVs

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Coast Guard teams respond to Westport fish processor fire
  • Kinder Morgan teams with Imperial Oil for Alberta crude oil loading facility
  • Masked protestors invade Port Metro Vancouver offices
  • Cathay Pacific places order for Boeing 747-8 freighter
  • Rail association taps Jefferies as government affairs senior VP

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Scorpio books $14m on vessel sale and write down
    New York-listed company announces plans to sell older vessels and announces gain on VLGC deal
  • Seaspan extends and refinances $1bn credit facility
    Owner 'well positioned to continue to capitalise on a compelling acquisition environment'
  • eMar project has one year to go
    Brussels-funded initiative prepares to launch pilot tools
  • Antwerp's box volumes slide 0.7%
    But Belgian port fares better than many northern range rivals
  • MSC Monterey reports crack in main deck
    Vessel has halted its journey to Boston and is sailing to St Mary's Bay for inspection
  • Two more for Fredriksen in China
    Owner nabs two firm 82,000 dwt bulkers at Zhejiang Zhenghe
  • Global Ports completes $1.6bn NCC takeover
    London-listed firm becomes the largest terminal operator in eastern Europe
  • Stormy weather dampens year-end capesize vigour
    Cyclone closes Australia bulk ports and rain in Brazil prompts Vale to declare force majeure
  • Blaze contained on chemtanker after collision near Busan
    South Korea coastguard says fire on Hong Kong-flagged vessel is now under control
  • Odfjell semi-submersible sinks at DSME
    Vessel is scheduled for 2014 delivery
  • Hyundai affiliates form joint unit
    Firm funded by three yards will consolidate engineering and inspection activities
  • Evergreen will charter seven 14,000 teu ships
    But Taiwan-based carrier pledges no net fleet growth
  • Putting the idle to work
    With so many, ever-younger ships laid up, we need creative new solutions to deploy them

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Seaspan seals $1Bn refinancing package
    NYSE-listed Seaspan Corp has reached an agreement with lenders to refinance $1Bn in debt that was to become due within the next 18 months
  • Remontowa wins Siem PSV quartet
    Polish shipyard Remontowa Shipbuilding has won a contract for four dual-fuelled Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) from Norwegian owner Siem Offshore
  • Hanjin White delivery delayed
    Hanjin Shipping announced today that it had postponed delivery of 4,600teu containership Hanjin White until the end of 2014
  • News service over New Year
    The IHS Maritime office will be closed on the afternoon of 31 December and closed all day on the 1 January. News alerts will not be sent during this time
  • Crew members rescued from Sae Byol
    A total of 15 North Korean seafarers were rescued on 29 December after the China-flagged Sae Byol ran aground off Haimao Island near Dalian, China
  • NYK to build Japan's first LNG-fuelled tug
    Japanese carrier NYK announced today that it is to build a tugboat with a dual-fuel engine powered by either liquefied natural gas (LNG) or heavy oil, which will make it Japan's first LNG-fuelled vessel
  • Tianjin port to open channel
    North China's Tianjin Port plans to open its 300,000-tonne channel to traffic on 1 January 2014
  • Rescue operation ends for missing four
    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) on 27 December called off the search and rescue operation for four missing crew members of the capsized Bolivia-flagged barge Heng Hong 168, it said in a statement
  • Nanjing Tanker to take over 20 tankers
    Nanjing Tanker, a Chinese tanker operator, has struck deals with 18 unidentified shipowners to take over 20 chartered-in tankers at costs of $467.9M when the charterparties expire
  • Five missing after accident north of Yangtze River
    A total of five crew members were missing after a containership sank 60nm north of the Yangtze River Mouth on 27 December, local authorities said
  • Ninety one rescued from collision
    A cargo ship collided with a chemical tanker off South Korea's southeast coast yesterday morning causing both ships to catch fire. All 91 crew members on the two vessels were rescued safely, coast guard officials said

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Cochin Terminal Truckers End Strike
  • DP World, J.M. Baxi Group to Build New Indian Terminal
  • Roadrunner Names van Helden COO
  • TransForce's Counter Offer to Acquire Vitran Accepted
  • Political Protests Cripple Traffic at Chittagong Port
  • Russia's Global Ports Completes Takeover of Domestic Rival NCC
  • Port of Antwerp's Container Traffic Dips, But Is Set to Accelerate
  • MSC Monterey Aborts Antwerp-Boston Voyage After Main Deck Cracks

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Search ends for jumper
    The US Coast Guard has called off a search for a Royal Caribbean International passenger who jumped overboard off Puerto Rico.
  • Glory Wealth chases Flame
    Glory Wealth Shipping has asked a US court to issue a $6.47m judgement against Swiss coal trader Flame, adding a new wrinkle to both companies' court fight against Ukraine's Vista Shipping.
  • Maersk facing second round
    AP Moller-Maersk's US-flag arm is facing a second class-action lawsuit by seafarers aiming to recover unpaid overtime pay after being sent to shore for medical reasons.
  • November loss hits TMT
    Today Makes Tomorrow (TMT) suffered swelling losses in November for its subsidiaries under bankruptcy protection in Houston.
  • Algoma gets cancellation cash
    Canadian flag operator Algoma Central Corp has won back $41.7m from refund guarantees covering a cancelled tanker order in China.
  • Seaspan in loan score
    One of the world's largest boxship owners Seaspan Corporation has successfully refinanced a billion dollars in loans.
  • Scorpio to sell seven
    New York-listed tanker owner has taken a writedown as it looks to shed its oldest ships over the next year.
  • Euronav trumps Genmar?
    Euronav is rumoured to have swooped the Maersk Tankers VLCC fleet from under the nose of Peter Georgiopoulos.
  • $10m deal is done
    Nasdaq-listed FreeSeas talks acquisition as it concludes Crede fundraising project.
  • Creditors back Titan
    Hong Kong listed Titan Petrochemicals says it has won backing from creditors for its revised debt restructuring plan and also a fresh debt deal for its Chinese shipyard.
  • Fincantieri's IPO fillip
    Fincantieri has received a fillip for its privatisation process with an offshore order for its Singapore-listed shipbuilding arm Vard.
  • Cosco takes four
    China Cosco Holdings has penned a $108m contract for four dry cargo newbuildings at a domestic yard to begin the rebuilding of its fleet.
  • Two more years
    Containership time charter rates are expected to remain at historically low levels at least until 2015, says Alphaliner.
  • Christmas bonus for owner
    Ocean Sentinels of Singapore has received a Christmas bonus following the scrap sale of one of its vessels.
  • KDB stake cut
    The state-backed Korean Development Bank (KDB)'s majority shareholding in Pan Ocean has decreased, according to a statement from the financially troubled shipping company.
  • Fredriksen orders in China
    Norwegian shipowner John Fredriksen continues to expand his private fleet with a newbuilding order in China.
  • Grand design
    Hyundai Heavy Industries has teamed up with its two major shipbuilding subsidiaries to form a new ship design venture, it announced today.
  • Fatal blast at Chinese yard
    Two people died and two others have been injured after a blast caused by a gas leak at the Huarun Dadong Dockyard on Chongming Island, the Shanghai Daily reports.
  • Pusan crash causes blaze
    A major fire has broken out following a collision between the chemical tanker Maritime Maisie and the cargoship Gravity Highway in the Port of Pusan.
  • Sumitomo backs seven
    Sumitomo Group has emerged as the backer of seven post-panamax boxships to be built for Evergreen Marine Corp (EMC).
  • Siem seals four
    Siem Offshore has returned to Remontowa Shipbuilding for a quartet of new platform supply vessels (PSVs).
  • Boxship in trouble
    Hull cracking problems with modern containerships have again surfaced, this time on NSB Niederelbe's 4,892-teu MSC Monterey (built 2008).
  • Scrap savings for Louis
    Louis Cruises of Cyprus says that it has recorded a EUR 10.25m ($14m) hit on its books from the sale of its 14,200-gt cruiseship Coral (built 1971) for recycling earlier this month.
  • Fuji Maru finds buyer
    Mitsui OSK Passenger Lines (MOPAS) has found a buyer for its unwanted cruiseship Fuji Maru (built 1989).
  • NOL scraps APL Kennedy
    Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) has sent another of its dwindling number of US-flagged containerships for recycling.
  • Treasure up for grabs
    The High Court of Singapore is preparing to auction the first of two general cargo ships belonging to local owner Aomi Group that were arrested this past August.
  • Mercy order for CSIC
    International medical charity organization Mercy Ships has placed an order for what will be the world's largest civilian-owned hospital ship with the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC).

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • Mali re-enters AGOA
    The White House has reinstated Mali's eligibility to receive trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, meaning that 40 of the 49 potentially eligible countries in sub-Saharan Africa are now eligible to receive benefits.
  • DOT pledges $18.5 million for Syracuse rail project
  • Port of Antwerp sets new freight record in 2013
    The Port of Antwerp announced today that it is expected to have handled a total freight volume of 190.6 million tons over the year, an increase of 3.5 percent compared to last year, when the volume came to 184.1 million tons.
  • Race against clock for damaged bulker
    A bulk carrier that had loaded grain in Duluth and went aground in New York State at the eastern end of Lake Ontario, just days before the St. Lawrence Seaway was scheduled to close, has been refloated and is being towed to Montreal.
  • Containership oversupply to continue
  • Seaspan announces refinancing
  • Regulators approve GPI-NCC merger
  • Frankfurt Airport reduces fees for low-noise aircraft

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2013
  • 2013: The Year Before the Year of LNG?
    The US is closer to reaching the LNG tipping point today than a year ago.
  • Prices firm in Fujairah
    No price indications from Cape Town.
  • Prices looking for direction in Northwest Europe
    Five vessels waiting to enter the inner anchorage in Gibraltar
  • Overcapacity still blighting shipping's prospects
    'There could be some stability before 2017, but not a complete recovery', says banker.
  • Fujairah's storage capacity to grow by 478,000 m3
    'This expansion will strengthen Fujairah as a global hub for crude oil and oil products.'
  • Asian bunker markets 'a mixed bag'
    Offices in Tokyo Bay were closed for the New Year.
  • New date for 380 cSt supplies to resume
    Oil storage tank has been undergoing repairs.
  • Barge back on station in Kaohsiung
    But price differential against Singapore still wide.
  • Bunker fuel sales up at Cyprus
    New terminal on track for 2014 operations.
  • Alaskan terminal to start bunkering operations
    Services to commence on January 1, 2014.
  • South Korean refiner to double bunker fuel imports
    Refiner plans to cut fuel oil production in 2014.

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