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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 9, 2014
  • Greater demand in eastern Europe helps boost growth in Asia-Med tradelane
  • Asia-Europe GRI for box shipping holds firm since mid-December
  • Shanghai to retain title of world's busiest container port 2013
  • US corn exporters look for new markets as China still blocks GMO imports
  • Evergreen to charter 7 x 14,000-TEU newbuilds to lower costs
  • Port of Antwerp's freight volume rises 3.5pc in 2013
  • IMO Solas, Marpol amendments take effect from January 1
  • MSC Monterey's crack on main deck to be repaired in Canada
  • Last of 5 box ships bought from HSH Nordbank joins Navios
  • FAA approves six states for drone testing sites
  • Etihad Airways cargo unit post record 2013, China/India growth
  • Cardiff Airport charter programme grows, Air Malta ups flight frequencies

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Bunker suppliers applaud EU waste decision
  • India wins ship detention appeal against Iran
  • Liladhar Pasoo Forwarders successfully handles Customs clearance for first import liquid bulk vessel at Adani Hazira Port
  • Record increase in boxship capacity seen in 2014
  • Anti-dumping duty likely on Chinese chemical
  • India becomes net exporter of steel
  • Iron ore exports to China fall by huge 62 pc in April-Oct. 2013
  • New Mangalore Port's nine-month throughput sees 8.46 pc rise
  • Port of Antwerp sets new freight record in 2013
  • Unions want CSL to construct LPDs for Navy
  • 2013 a year of achievements for Railways
  • AAI gives green signal to cargo airport site in Haryana
  • INR recovers smartly against dollar
  • Knitwear exporters want RBI to create separate chapter for export sector in monetary policy
  • No more incentives for cotton, meat products' exports, says FinMin

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 9, 2014
  • Union Pacific Railroad launches new intermodal service
  • Container volumes at PSA's terminals jump 2.9%
  • XPO Logistics to buy Pacer International for USD 335 million
  • Heuver Tyre Wholesale now counting on Asia-Euro railway
  • Boeing closes 2013 with record commercial deliveries
  • KR authorised for Danish ship survey and certification
  • Stute Logistics investing in Bremen for Arcelor Mittal
  • Knapen Trailers celebrating this year
  • New managing director for Tala
  • Darwin chooses Volga-Dnepr for maintenance support
  • Gulf ports to collaborate on environmental issues
  • AEO certification for BDP International in Thailand
  • Oldest plane in US fleet retired
  • New sales manager for Captrain Deutschland
  • More intermodal transport in North America
  • Flacke joins Champ Cargosystems

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Maersk dusts off the SeaLand name
  • Qatar shipyard lays keels for two tugs
  • Court revokes bail for Seaman Guard Ohio 35
  • Vigor Shipyards awarded $33 million Navy contract
  • MSRC and Donjon-SMIT form alliance
  • Polar Star released from rescue mission
  • Front Street Shipyard starts patrol craft series

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 9, 2014
  • Port of Portland backing away from West Hayden Island project
  • Diana Shipping orders new Kamsarmax vessel
  • Past DOT Secretary joins Building America's Future
  • Shore-side power in place at Port of Los Angeles terminals
  • Schnitzer Steel releases first fiscal quarter numbers

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Maersk to resurrect SeaLand name as it spins off intra-Americas operation
    Independent unit formed after customers ask for greater service stability and commitment
  • Seaspan adds $125m in new debt
    Deal comes after company refinanced a $1bn credit facility at year-end
  • Norway LNG plant restarts exports
    Cadiz Knutsen will load tomorrow after brief shutdown at export terminal
  • Diana contracts kamsarmax from Sinopacific yard
    Vessel is latest in a series of acquisitions and orders that have expanded its fleet
  • Three seafarers kidnapped in attack off Equatorial Guinea
    Piracy in south Gulf of Guinea rare, says Dryad
  • New attack on pipeline threatens Yemen tanker loadings
    Infrastructure had just been repaired after earlier sabotage
  • CMA CGM linked to more giant boxship newbuilds with Chinese banks
    Minsheng and Bank of Communications Financial Leasing order eight post-panamax vessels
  • US apparel imports suffer 'severe' contraction
    Surprise fall may be a sign that retailers overstocked in the first half of the year
  • Bad weather boosts Black Sea suezmax earnings
    Charter incomes reach a level last seen in January 2010
  • Maersk to use supermarket sale proceeds to reduce debt
    AP Moller-Maersk to receive net proceeds of $3.1bn from sale
  • SSA Marine looks to expand after revamp
    Change to ownership structure opens way for fresh investment
  • PSA International reports 3% annual box growth
    Singapore-based operator had an 'exciting and challenging' 2013, says chief executive
  • Masters lobby Panama court in support of Maas Trader captain
    Held since March 2011, Sobadzhiev awaits trial after cocaine found on his ship
  • Panama makes new funding offer to avert construction stoppage
    Building consortium has yet to respond to canal authority's $238m proposal
  • Annual bunker sales in Singapore fall again in 2013
    World's largest bunkering port faces strong competition as shipowners boost fuel efficiency
  • TMT debt auction finds a new buyer as lawyers push for more time
    Firm wants to delay decision on who will develop a bankruptcy-exit plan
  • Scorpio Bulkers raises $42.6m on underwriters' IPO option
    Banks seem confident about expansion-minded dry bulk unit

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Maersk to launch intra-Americas unit
    Maersk has announced that it is forming a regional container line in response to growing demand in the Americas
  • Canal builder offers counter-proposal
    GUPC, the consortium building Panama's new locks, is seeking quadruple the advance payment proposed by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP)
  • Spill responders form alliance
    Non-tank vessel owners will be able to more easily pre-arrange oil spill, firefighting, and marine salvage agreements through a new alliance between emergency responders
  • Robbers board berthed vessel
    Three robbers armed with knives boarded a berthed container ship at Douala Port in Cameroon early yesterday morning, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) reported
  • Shokalskiy and Xue Long break free of ice
    The two icebreakers trapped in the Antarctic's Commonwealth Bay have finally broken free, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority announced today
  • China shipping picks up in 2013
    China's shipping industry saw a preliminary recovery in 2013 and will continue in the uptrend in 2014, according to China Shipping Prosperity Report (4Q13) issued by Shanghai International Shipping Institute (SISI) on 6 Jan, 2014
  • China's Humen port to expand barge berths
    China's Humen port in Dongguan city, Guangdong province is planning to invest 840M yuan ($138M) to add 11 3,000-tonne berths for river cargo barges, a port statement said
  • BW secures finance for VLGC newbuilds and LNG ships
    BW Group has secured financing and refinancing from a number of banks for its LPG and LNG carriers

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Container Throughput Slides at India's Ports
  • China Allowing More DDGs Imports After Blocking GMO Corn
  • Carrix Positions SSA Marine for Growth
  • Panama Canal Won't Negotiate Locks Contractor's Claims Outside Contract
  • NTSB Investigations Highlight Weak Points in FMCSA Reviews
  • SeaLand Redux: Maersk Revives Name for Intra-Americas Carrier

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • MOL combats congestion
    Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) is combating port congestion in Asia by upgrading its regional service network with a new rotation.
  • DHT makes it three
    DHT Holdings has declared its option to construct a third VLCC at Hyundai Heavy Industries in South Korea.
  • Rescue mission accomplished
    The rescue of a Russian vessel trapped by ice off Antarctica is finally complete.
  • Valero defends ban
    A leading US refiner has entered an increasingly contentious debate about the nation's long-time ban on the exportation of domestically produced crude.
  • Dry FFA volumes surge
    Dry freight forward agreement (FFA) trading posted its highest annual volume since 2009, SSY Futures reported today.
  • Maersk feeds Americas
    The US arm of Danish container shipping giant Maersk Line is to spin off a regional container shipping company dedicated to the intra-Americas market.
  • More TMT loans to change hands
    More debt at the centre of Today Makes Tomorrow (TMT)'s bankruptcy proceedings is changing hands as Taiwanese banks put several loans up for sale.
  • Seaspan scores more
    Seaspan Corporation has secured a $125m loan barely a week after refinancing $1bn worth of debt.
  • Rebels invite tankers in
    Libyan separatists have thrown down the gauntlet to the government by pledging to protect tankers that arrive to lift crude from ports they control.
  • Yards await FLNG boom
    Investment in floating LNG projects could prove a boon in the coming years to shipbuilders already benefitting from recovering shipping markets.
  • Diana adds kamsarmax
    Diana Shipping of Greece has announced another addition to its newbuilding programme.
  • Bimco warns on orders
    Bimco president John Denholm has warned that a "worrying amount" of new orders is delaying the shipping recovery.
  • Cargoship refloated
    A Russian cargoship has been refloated after lightering some of its cargo in the Kerch channel.
  • OW inks $700m loan
    Denmark's OW Bunker has secured a $700m loan from a banking syndicate led by ING.
  • Bail decision reversed
    India's Principal Sessions Court has cancelled bail for 35 crew and armed guards on a US vessel held in October last year in a row over weapons on board.
  • Crewman lost from tanker
    The US Coast Guard (USCG) is searching for an Indian crewman reported missing from a tanker.
  • Eimskip wins first round
    Icelandic line Eimskip is hopeful of finding out why it was raided by competition authorities last year, after winning backing from an appeals committee.
  • LSC primed to upsize
    Lithuanian Shipping Company (LSC) has laid the groundwork for a strategic repositioning that will see it upgrade its fleet with larger tonnage.
  • SCI: no sale planned
    Shipping Corp of India (SCI) has contradicted a report that it is lining up a share issue this week.
  • Palmali denies 'smuggling'
    Turkey's Palmali Shipping has rejected Libyan claims one of its aframaxes approached an off-limits port to load crude.
  • Scandlines back at P+S
    Scandlines is attempting to buy back two ro-paxes it cancelled at bankrupt German yard P+S Werften.
  • Keel is key for Aussies
    Ships passing through Australia's Torres Strait must now use a keel clearance management system to avoid groundings.
  • Ro-ro removes chemicals
    A DFDS ro-ro has loaded the first chemical weapons cargo as the Assad regime attempts to comply with a UN-backed disarmament deal.
  • COSL in fundraiser
    China Oilfield Services (COSL) looks set to raise HKD 5.8bn ($750m) from a share placement in Hong Kong.
  • Underwriters like SALT
    Scorpio Bulkers is set to raise a further $42.6m after the underwriters for its recent IPO opted to exercise their over-allotment.
  • China imports higher
    Australia's Port Hedland has reported a near 20% year-on-year increase in iron ore exports to China in December.
  • PACD eyes newbuilds
    Pacific Drilling, the Idan Ofer-controlled company, is set to place a newbuilding contract for another deepwater drillship.
  • Foschi abandons ship
    The long-time chairman of Costa Cruises is parting ways with Carnival Corp and stepping down from its board of directors.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Panama Canal proposes loan to help contractor finish lock project
    The Panama Canal Authority said it would advance the consortium responsible for the $3.2 billion lock project an additional $100 million to keep the project moving. The group responded with a counter offer for more money.
  • Maersk: New intra-America shipping company will use SeaLand name
    The new affiliate will have a structure similar to Maersk's other regional carriers, which include MCC Transport on intra-Asia trades and Seago on intra-Europe routes.
  • Winter storms could cost domestic airlines $100 million
    According to a note by Cowen and Company, domestic airlines have cancelled about 20,000 flights since last Thursday due to inclement weather at a cost of between $50 million and $100 million.
  • PSA has 'exciting and challenging' 2013
    Volume increased by 2.9 percent from 2012, with the PSA Singapore Terminals contributing 32.24 million TEU and PSA terminals outside Singapore handling 29.57 million TEU.
  • CaroTrans, MOLAX team up for transpacific trade
  • Protests in Mexico cause road blockages, added risk
  • Kirincich leads Oswego port authority
  • MOL adds link between Japan, Jakarta
  • Yusen expands operations at Busan New Port
  • U.S. sets record for November exports, Pritzker says aim higher
  • Donjon-SMIT, MSRC partner
  • Korean Register, Busan Port Authority to cooperate
  • Steel imports decline

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 8, 2014
  • Avails outlook mixed in Fujairah
    Prices up in Durban.
  • IFO prices show losses in northwest Europe
    But prices make gains in Piraeus.
  • On-spec avails tighten in Hong Kong
    Situation mirroring Singapore bunker market.
  • OW Bunker: 'Ample room for growth'
    Chief executive says it will focus on 'organic growth'.
  • Emulsion fuel being trialled at sea
    Quadrise close to 'transition to commercial operations'.
  • Horn of Africa port mooted
    Breakaway state has ambitions for its own export hub.
  • Egypt plans new ports
    Work set to start in 2015.
  • Bunker supplier secures $700 million revolving credit facility
    OW Bunker says additional liquidity will allow the business to continue growing.
  • Singapore facing more competition
    Presence of regional hubs being felt by Singapore bunkering.
  • Asian bunker prices hold steady
    Mixed demand seen in Singapore.
  • Singapore energy sector primed for growth
    Singapore plans 'Jurong island version 2.0' upgrade.
  • US firm sees prospects in LNG marine propulsion
    Company buys majority stake in Turkish LNG propulsion systems maker.
  • Scrubber maker files for bankruptcy
    But managing director confident product will remain in demand.
  • Ban on blending on board vessels takes effect
    Ban is part of new Safety of Life at Sea regulations.
  • Time is nigh
    2015 is coming around sooner than we think, and it is time to take all relevant factors into consideration as regulatory pressure tightens.

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