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- Lianyungang port throughput up 9.3pc in 2013
- Huanghua port's throughput growth fastest in China
- Jiangxi's first private railway commences operation
- China's daily express parcels top 30 million pieces in 2013
- Liaoning's box volume up 16.7pc to 18 million TEU in 2013
- Alataw Pass rail freight volume up 7pc to 17.7 million tonnes in 2013
- Sichuan boosts trade westward and southward in 2013
- Xinjiang Korgas checkpoint trade volume up 27pc to 22.4 million tonnes in 2013
- Khorgas border checkpoint's automobile exports continue to fall
- Jiangsu's Nantong port cargo volume hit 200 million tonnes in 2013
- China falls behind on spending to improve intermodal transportation
- New Sino-Kazakh rail freight crossing volume up 10 fold over 2012
- Alataw Pass 11-month trade volume up 9.9pc to 27 million tonnes
- Fuzhou port's 11-month throughput surpasses 2012's full-year volume
- China's 11-month waterway volume up 8.5pc, road freight rises 11.3pc
- Xinjiang's 11-month international road freight rises 15.62pc
- Chongqing's 11-month international cargo grows 38.3pc
- Artic blast delays FedEx, UPS deliveries in central US
- Extreme ice holds up shipping operations in Canada
- India to build 5 box terminals provided govt. gives go ahead
- CRST buys BESL to expand into US short-haul flatbed market
- Euronav to raise US$1.08bn for acquisition of fleet of 15 Maersk VLCCs
- Japan's exports to rise 3pc in fiscal 2014, imports down 1.6pc
- HMM keeps slots on Delmas' revised Europe-W Africa network
- BNSF Logistics handles two heavy shipments Canada to Brazil
- Japan's US imports surge 35pc, exports up 21pc in November
- Gulftainer aims to triple volume by 2020, US port expansion included
- CEVA retains Ford's Kentucky truck plant as logistics customer
- BNSF Logistics win contract to ship Indian wind farm gear to Brazil
- Nedlloyd's pioneering hatchcoverless containerships to be scrapped
- Air Algerie buys Airbus 330-200 Airbus and Boeing 737-800s
- Chapman Freeborn quick air charter to clean up Trinidad spill
- Darwin Airline awards Volga-Dnper Germany maintenance contract
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- APL makes organisational realignment to further drive strategy
- BIMCO's Reflections 2014 sees a relatively better outlook for shipping
- ICS publishes latest flag state performance table, taking account of ILO MLC ratification
- Japan to introduce 24-hr advanced manifest rule for containerised cargo shipments
- Maersk Line forms SeaLand, dedicated to the intra-Americas market
- Indo-Pak trade liberalisation process to resume soon
- MEP cuts result in two-fold increase in onion exports
- Oilmeal eaxports up by 3 pc in Dec.
- STC's wheat tender gets highest bid of $ 282.62/t
- Indian shipyards sought to be qualified in the construction of LNG vessels
- T. S. N. Murthy appointed Chairman i/c of NMPT
- SC Rly registers flat growth in freight loading
- INR eases on fresh demand for dollar
- South Korean investment sought in infrastructure
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- Megatrucks versus rail freight?
- Maersk restores SeaLand name
- Kuehne + Nagel and Airbus extend logistics partnership
- Etihad registers double-digit cargo growth
- Toll and Asciano strengthen rail relationship
- APL changes organizational strategy
- Quehenberger takes over five Logwin affiliates in Eastern...
- FedEx Express hybridizing electric delivery trucks
- Emirates launches daily A380 service to Switzerland
- New managing Director for NSL in Aberdeen
- TNT Express wins exclusive contract with Gibson
- ICS publishes latest flag state performance table
- VW trucks extends fleet partnership with Sky
- Greencarrier names head of energy and business unit
- Olympic flame flies with Ruslan freighter
- Sad news from the ITJ - Guido Trevisan dies
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- MAN Diesel & Turbo books G type orders
- Triyards wins two cruise vessel contracts
- BAE Norfolk gets $13.9 million more for Wasp work
- January 09, 2014 Study eyes LNG bunkering in Roscoff and Santander
- Rolls-Royce pulls plug on "Tognum" name
- ClassNK ship design software supports revised CSR
- Wärtsilä spurns Rolls-Royce overtures
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- Standard & Poor's raises Zim default concerns
Israeli division of ratings agency downgrades carrier
- Shipping is back with a bang
Euronav and Scorpio deals point to an exciting year ahead
- Italian builder sets out its terms to resolve Panama Canal cost row
Salini Impregilo says seeking arbitration would cause costly project delays
- Panama Canal expansion could be delayed three years, claims contractor
Italian member of building consortium in $1.6bn dispute lambasts ACP
- First Commercial Bank completes sales of TMT-linked bad loans
Taiwanese lender has sold non-performing loans totalling $177m in several deals
- Seaman Guard Ohio crew to remain in custody
Indian judge rejects conditional bail for 35 crew imprisoned since October 18
- Samsung Heavy Industries signs a deal to build giant boxships
Unnamed European owner orders five 14,000 teu ships for $116m apiece
- Japan antitrust authority to fine at least three major car carrier firms
K Line, NYK and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics receive preliminary rulings
- Deilmann changes hands in private equity deal
Callista now controls the iconic Deutschland cruiseship
- DP World Fremantle wins right to appeal in worker 'go-slow' case
Maritime Union of Australia denies that its members carried out covert industrial action
- Nanjing Tanker says Shanghai delisting is unavoidable
State-owned giant expects to post a 'significant' annual loss
- P&I reinsurance rates rise across all vessel classes
Passengerships see a 20% increase that supplements last year's 125% hike
- Danaos searches for a yard to repair 10,100 teu Hanjin Italy
Boxship damaged in collision with LNG carrier is at anchorage off Singapore
- DHT orders a third very large crude carrier
New York-listed tanker owner exercises option at Hyundai Heavy Industries
- APL reshuffles management team
Box carrier rebuilds organisational structure to focus on function rather than regions
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- Contractor scoffs at canal's 'Plan B'
If the original construction consortium is removed from the project, the expanded Panama Canal won't open until at least 2018, predicted Salini Impregilo CEO Pietro Salini
- Reefer shipping switches to containers
The demise of the specialised reefer fleet is set to continue over the coming years despite an uplift in vessel earnings last year, according to Dutch shipping consultancy Dynamar
- EC tonnage tax ruling 'will impact EU cluster'
Any action by the European Commission on Malta's tonnage tax regime would have an impact on the whole European maritime cluster, the flag's registrar general Ivan Sammut told IHS Maritime yesterday
- SHI wins five box ships
Samsung Heavy Industries said today that it has won an order for five container ships
- Changhang Phoenix loses legal battle
Changhang Phoenix, the Chinese bulker operator and owner facing prospect of bankruptcy restructuring, lost a suit to a compatriot bank over $46.8M in loans
- Nanjing Tanker expects delisting
Nanjing Tanker, the tanker operating unit of Sinotrans&CSC, today warned that it would be de-listed from the Shanghai Stock Exchange later in 2014 due to a fourth straight annual loss in 2013
- Tug culprit in Newcastle spill
Clean-up after an oil spill in Newcastle, Australia, has been contained with the source of the spill now traced to a local tugboat
- MOL enhances intra-Asia services
MOL Liner has announced new rotation of "HS3" and new Japan-Strait service "HS4" for its intra-Asia service network
- Indonesia detains over 20 Chinese ships
Over 20 Chinese ships were detained at port by Indonesian authorities, China's largest maritime social website Ship.sh told Fairplay today
- China marine equipment exports fell in Jan-Nov 2013
China's marine equipment exports decreased 6.4% year on year to $2.5Bn in the first 11 months in 2013, paring falls since early last year, the according to a monthly customs report
- Indonesian Defence chief agrees to boat returns
Chief of Indonesia's National Armed Forces, General Moeldoko yesterday announced he had agreed with his Australian counterpart Defence Force chief David Hurley turning back two boatloads of migrants attempting to reach Australia in recent weeks
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- Shipping Firms Face Antitrust Fines in Japan
- Overcapacity Grounds Air Cargo Growth Expectations
- Demand for Sustainable Packaging Seen Rising
- Congress Faces Small Window to Pass Trade Promotion Authority
- Overcapacity Challenges Intra-Asia Ocean Carriers
- 3PLs, LTLs Profiting Through Partnerships
- Delays Plague NY-NJ Port Again
- Battle Continues Over NY-NJ Port Hiring
- 'K' Line Goes on the Offensive
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- Ross ranks 'Viking Raid'
A new novel written by a notable member of Connecticut's shipping cluster has secured an endorsement from one of the industry's brightest stars.
- Altor confirms IPO plan
OW Bunker's private equity owner has confirmed plans are afoot to list the company.
- Shapiro: Support US flag
Shipowner Philip Shapiro has called on the government to provide more support to the US-flag fleet to ensure the country's sealift capacity in times of military need.
- Storms strike Mols-Linien
Fallout from festive storms has led Danish owner Mols-Linien to deepen its full-year loss projections.
- Years of delay threatened
An Italian executive whose construction firm is helping build the Panama Canal's new locks said delays could last years as a result of an ongoing dispute.
- Capricorn seeks trio
Capricorn Oil is looking to fix three anchor-handlers for summer work off Ireland, potentially boosting spot rates.
- Navios newbuilding fixed
Navios Maritime Partners has set its newest arrival to work on a two-year contract.
- Mermaid makes a splash
Thoresen Thai-controlled Mermaid Maritime has confirmed a move for a dive support vessel (DSV) and a pair of tender rigs in a deal worth $436m.
- No shock at ore ban
A Colombian crackdown on coal loading is causing concern in the dry cargo market as brokers hope there is no re-run of events seen a year ago.
- Bourgas plots IPO
Bulgaria's Bourgas Shipyards may conduct an IPO as it seeks to relaunch its operations.
- Legatum trims STNG stake
Legatum Capital has again reduced its holding in Wall Street heavyweight Scorpio Tankers.
- ESL bulks up
Finland's ESL Shipping has taken full control of an ice-class bulker previously jointly owned with Donsoshipping of Sweden.
- Dung admits bribes
Ex-Vinalines chairman Duong Chi Dung has admitted paying bribes to try to avoid prosecution for fraud.
- Bigger than banks
Today's global fleet is worth $659.607bn which makes the industry worth two thirds more than the world's largest public company ICBC.
- Trio braced for fines
Japan's Fair Trade Commission (JFTC) is preparing to dish out fines to car carrier operators including two of the country's big three shipowners for breach of antitrust rules.
- Tanker attack thwarted
The Iranian navy has said its ships have foiled a major pirate attack on a domestic tanker in the Indian Ocean.
- Collision clip appears
A short clip claiming to show the tracks of the LNG carrier and containership involved in a collision off Singapore last week has appeared on YouTube.
- Triyards branches out
Singapore's Triyards has clinched work on two cruiseships as it diversifies from offshore and oil and gas projects.
- Apollo backs Rokke
US private equity heavyweight Apollo Management has thrown its weight behind Kristian Rokke's Aker Philadelphia Shipyard.
- Callista buys Deilmann
Munich-based Callista Group is eyeing growth for cruise operator Peter Deilmann after taking over the company.
- Five more for Samsung
Samsung Heavy Industries has clinched its second huge order for large containerships in the space of two months.
- Shipping fears over ore
Public meetings have begun over a Canadian iron ore shipping plan which some residents fear could result in accidents.
- New dawn for Bourgas?
Bulgarian shipyard Bourgas is to relaunch under the name Barabel, with sacked workers offered a return.
- Wartsila spurns Rolls Royce
Rolls Royce has confirmed that it has approached Wartsila about a potential takeover deal, but the talks came to nothing.
- Kristina sells up
Bankrupt Finnish operator Kristina Cruises has sold its only ship and sacked 147 workers.
- PSA volumes inch up
Singapore's PSA International handled over 61.8mteu at its terminal facilities around the world last year.
- EPD to expand Houston
Enterprise Products Partners (EPD) has unveiled a second expansion of its LPG export terminal on the Houston Ship Channel.
- APL plots overhaul
APL appears to have joined the growing list of carriers that have recognised the importance of adapting to the changing needs of today's market.
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- Air cargo shows slight growth in November
According to IATA, the strongest performing region was the Middle East, where carriers reported a 16.5-percent improvement. In addition, Asia-Pacific carriers, who account for some 40 percent of the market, reported 4.9-percent growth.
- Omnitek: Diesel-to-natural gas conversions on the rise
- ACP, contractors still far apart over Canal costs
Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC), which is led by Spanish construction firm Sacyr, issued a statement early Wednesday saying it would provide $100 million to keep construction going if the ACP advances it $400 million.
- LaHood named co-chair of BAF
- UPS expands Canadian healthcare campus
- ATA: Lawmakers need to improve highway safety
- AirBridgeCargo takes delivery of Boeing freighter
- TNT Express wins contract with Gibson
- Gold Star Line ends Australia service
- Port CEOs make football wager
- Executive moves
- El Salvador Customs faces growing pains with new inspection system
Glitches with a new computer system used by the Central American country's customs to process trade and confusion surrounding new vehicle and cargo X-ray machines deployed at land border checkpoints is causing delays in imports and exports.
- APL to reorganize along 'functional' lines
- Wallenius Wilhelmsen hit with cease and desist order
The carrier said Thursday it has received a draft cease and desist order and a draft surcharge order from the Japanese Fair Trade Commission indicating it, as one of several companies in the ro/ro industry, has been involved in unfair trade practices.
- Canada building highway to Arctic Ocean
- Suez Canal picks firms to create development plan
- Men plead guilty to trafficking narwhal tusks
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- Prices soft in northern Europe, mixed in South
Bunker prices were soft in Istanbul.
- IFO prices firm in Fujairah, soft in Africa
Avails good in Durban.
- OW listing moves a step closer
OW Bunker aquired by Altor in 2007.
- Castrol deepens tech-led investments
Market wants technological solutions.
- Engine makers' merger deal is off
Rolls-Royce and Wartsila confirm end to talks.
- Investigations resume for illegal bunkering case
Court revokes bail for 35 accused.
- Asian prices relatively flat
Tight avails in Hong Kong, Tokyo Bay.
- Monitoring technologies could save shipping millions of dollars
Real-time fuel monitoring will help cut emissions.
- US LNG facility could be used for bunkering
Developments 'on track', says builder.
- Nigeria moves ahead with bunkering plans
Bunker licenses being issued this month.
- BIMCO: Regulatory cost burden bad for shipping
Environmental regulatory requirements impose significant costs on shipping, says president.
- Class joins port to develop index for eco-friendly ships
Korean Register and Busan Port Authority sign cooperation agreement.