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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 16, 2014
  • Germany's Hapag-Lloyd said to be nearing merger with Chile's CSAV
  • OOCL, APL join Maersk, CMA CGM in Far East-subcontinent loops
  • G6 Alliance to void two more Asia-Europe services over winter months
  • MOL to sell 49pc of terminals in LA-Long Beach, Oakland, Jacksonville
  • Evergreen to charter 10 more 14,000 TEU newbuildings through 2017
  • China's express delivery parcel volume increases 60pc in 2013
  • Hong Kong's Li & Fung starts factory safety compliance consultancy
  • Guangdong's shipping industry value second largest in China
  • Potential engine fire risk forces GM to recall 370,000 trucks
  • India's output shrinks 2pc as quarterly GDP grows near 5pc
  • US bipartisan fast-track trade bill still faces opposition
  • Dreamliner grounded after battery smokes up at Tokyo Narita airport
  • Korean Air code-shares with Aurora Airlines on Incheon-Sakhalin route
  • Swiss fine 11 airlines US$12 million for operating cargo cartels
  • Synergy gains pre-delivery financing from Aviation Finance Co for 9th A330

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • Advantages of bigger shipping line alliances seen outweighing the disadvantages
  • Petronet to receive LNG supplies from Australia in 2015-16
  • Shipping, transport & trade will benefit from EU debt recovery proposal
  • Edible oil imports likely to fall after hike in duty
  • Growth in exports not sufficient, says Fieo President
  • SGS International handles Ashok Leyland's first-ever car export
  • Transworld Terminals' CFS facilities at Mundra awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification
  • INR turns marginally weak against the dollar
  • China becomes world's largest trading nation in 2013

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 16, 2014
  • GB Railfreight lands Sibelco contract
  • SDV opens new healthcare platform in Portugal
  • Major reshuffle in EU co-funding programmes
  • SBB Cargo lands new contract from major retail chain
  • Aeroflot takes full commercial control of Rossiya
  • Boeing's first firm order for 2014 from hometown airline
  • DHL becomes Cirque du Soleil's logistics partner
  • Contship Italia Group records double-digit growth
  • Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles grows in 2013
  • FedEx Express opens new locations in Brazil
  • FedEx Express opens new locations in Brazil
  • Dunkirk reports record container volumes in 2013
  • Six road deaths since New Year in Northern Ireland
  • Fresh blood for Damco in France
  • United cancels historic transpacific route
  • Kewill reinforces sales team

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • Piracy levels at six-year low
  • Vard wins DSCV order
  • Singapore yanks two bunker supplier licenses
  • EB gets $15 million more for sub base work
  • NAO takes delivery of all six Blue Ship PSVs
  • Yara acquires SCR system producer

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • OSG nets small gain in November
    Cash balance at the end of November was $582m, up from $581m at end October
  • Market forces no longer determine freight rates
    Drewry says carrier behaviour, not supply and demand, dictates prices and profits
  • FMC stops the clock on G6 expansion plans
    Washington wants more information from six box lines in repeat of P3 regulatory delay
  • J. Lauritzen exits shuttle tankers to focus on dry bulk and gas
    Sale to Knutsen NYK Offshore supports Danish firm's strategic objectives
  • France debates legalising private maritime security firms
    National Assembly set to discuss transport minister's Bill next month
  • Top box lines accumulate losses of $1.3bn in five years
    Net profits only achieved in 2008 and 2010, says Dynamar
  • CSAV signs up to Inttra
    Chile carrier makes the e-commerce provider its preferred platform for customers
  • Nakilat adjusts to change
    Created to carry Qatar's vast gas reserves, the firm is repositioning in a shifting market
  • Cross-Mediterranean aframax earnings rise $29,000 in a day
    Spot rates hit record levels as tonnage list stays tight
  • Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV move closer to an agreement
    Parties have yet to agree a binding merger but could sign an MOU within days
  • Transpacific box rates rally 10%
    Spot prices remain well below corresponding levels a year ago
  • Mission to Seafarers shake-up puts resources where they are most needed
    Charity is cutting costs and improving efficiency and regional autonomy
  • Hong Kong reports 4% drop in annual container throughput
    Port loses ground as Shenzhen looks set to become the world's third-largest box port
  • VLCC earnings find a floor after going into freefall
    January is on course to be the lowest month for fixtures since last March
  • Brittany Ferries says Oui to LNG
    French ferry orders gas-powered newbuilding and converts two ferries to run off gas
  • KDB-led creditors to bail out STX Group holding firm
    Rescue proposal includes a $658m debt-to-equity swaps
  • Cosco Pacific reports 10% annual growth in box throughput
    Terminals in Bohai Rim, the Yangtze River Delta and overseas perform well
  • Masters and owners face increased risk of civil penalties for casualties
    Courts' forensic approach highlights the need for care when gathering evidence from crew
  • Better supply-demand balance boosts prospects for dry bulk this year
    But beyond 2014 owners face overcapacity as vessel deliveries rise and scrapping slows
  • Correction: MOL to sell 49% of its US terminal assets
    OOIL sold its North America port business to Ontario Teachers Pension Plan
  • Titan Petrochemical resolves Grand China Logistics legal dispute
    GCL drops its case, ending row over Quanzhou shipyard

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • FMC delays G6 expansion
    US regulators will require more information from the G6 alliance before they approve the liner operators' expansion scheme
  • Portuscale suspends return of Lisboa
    Fledgling Portuguese cruise company Portuscale Cruises has suspended the entry into service of one of its four vessels after running into unexpected problems in the course of refitting it
  • South Korean car exports to the United States hit new high
    South Korean vehicle exports to the United States hit a new record high in 2013, as US consumers increased their appetite for South Korean makes
  • Update: Brittany Ferries orders LNG vessel
    Brittany Ferries has placed a €270M ($369M) order with STX France for the construction of a vessel powered by liquefied natural gas (LNG)
  • American Shipping Company follow-up offer not fully subscribed
    A rights issue of American Shipping Company, the Oslo listed owner of Jones Act product tankers, was not subscribed in full
  • Piracy attacks fall 11% worldwide in 2013
    Piracy attacks fell 11% in 2013, with 264 cases reported worldwide compared with 297 the previous year, according to the IMB's latest report
  • STX Corporation accepts business normalisation plan
    Cash-strapped chaebol STX Corporation has accepted a business normalisation plan in exchange for more funding from creditor banks
  • DNV GL urges retrofitting for LNG bunkering
    Classification society DNV GL said today it is advising clients to design ships that can be retrofitted for LNG bunkering
  • Ro-pax capsizes at Indonesian port
    The ro-pax ferry BJL I capsized at Tanjung Priok port in north Jakarta yesterday, Indonesian port authorities said
  • Four mariners missing off Philippines
    Four crew members are still missing after barter trade vessel Bounty Ferry sank off Simanayo Island in Sulu, southern Philippines
  • 'Strained' talks ahead after warning strike on Tallink ferries
    Talks to solve a pay dispute at Tallink Group ferries, the listed Estonian cruise ferry company, will be "strained", a company official said after a warning strike on Monday, according to the Estonian Seafarers' Union, EMSA
  • Ningbo port handled 496M tonnes in 2013
    China's Ningbo port handled 496M tonnes in 2013, recording a new high of throughput, up by 9
  • CSSC-JNHI forecast surge in losses for 2013
    Shanghai-listed CSSC-JNHI forecast today that its losses surged 124% year-on-year to 170M yuan ($28M) in 2013 on shrinking new orders and narrower gross profit margins

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • TPM 2014 to Spotlight Top Container Shipping Trends
  • Could Fresh Research Make US Driver Work Rules More 'Flexible'?
  • FMC Asks for More Information From G6 Alliance
  • Seven Container Lines to Cooperate on Intra-Asia Service
  • FMCSA Chief Warns US Shippers: Don't Delay Drivers
  • Shippers Cite US-Flag Challenges
  • PIL to Begin Calling at Port of Seattle
  • Asian Airlines Benefit From Freight Boost
  • US Omnibus Bill Could Help Shippers Move Cargo Faster
  • NJ Legislators Vote to Repeal NY-NJ Port Fee
  • Rapid Trade Growth Could Overwhelm Latin American Infrastructure
  • Luxembourg Sells Cargolux Stake for $120 Million
  • Piracy Falls to Six-Year Low on Dwindling Somali Threat

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • GasLog targets LNG trio
    GasLog of Monaco has inked a contract to acquire three LNG carriers from BG Group affiliate Methane Services Ltd (MSL) for approximately $468m.
  • Meadway in the money
    Greek owner Meadway Shipping has secured period work for one of its panamax bulkers at above the present spot market level.
  • Euronav in conversion sale
    Euronav has sold off its oldest VLCC for conversion only weeks after completing the purchase of 15 tankers from Maersk.
  • Med fixtures fire Aframaxes
    A surge in fixture activity in the Mediterranean Sea has ignited aframax tanker spot rates.
  • NAO eyes Q1 debut
    Nordic American Offshore (NAO) is looking to list in New York in the first quarter.
  • Seglem in JL fleet swoop
    J Lauritzen has completed its second fleet sale in four months after disposing of its shuttle tanker business to Knutsen NYK Offshore.
  • Second bulker held
    Another Intersee bulker has been detained over a breach of the Maritime Labour Convention (MLC).
  • India wants shipping shifted
    India's coast guard has called for an international shipping corridor running close to its coast to be moved further out to sea as the threat of piracy diminishes.
  • Vard seals DSV order
    Vard has bagged an order for a diving support and construction vessel (DSV) from a mystery international company.
  • Vroon extends PSV deal
    Peterson Den Helder has extended its charter of a Vroon supply ship for another year.
  • Capitol completes IPO
    Capitol Nusantara is set to begin trading on the Indonesia Stock Exchange tomorrow after successfully completing an IPO.
  • STX Corp bailed out
    Creditors of troubled STX Corp have agreed a debt-for-equity swap to help restructure the Korean holding company.
  • Libya: no rebel oil sales
    All Libyan oil fields are reportedly under army control, preventing tanker loadings at ports held by eastern separatists.
  • AMSC comes up short
    American Shipping Company (AMSC) has failed to sell out its follow-on offering in Norway.
  • Klaveness adds four more
    Torvald Klaveness has doubled its order tally in China with the addition of four newbuildings and the potential for many more to come.
  • Eight for Transpetro
    Transpetro is investing BRL 1.4bn ($594m) in eight new tankers to be built in Brazil.
  • Piracy at six-year low
    Piracy has dropped to its lowest level for six years as the Somali threat recedes, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said on Wednesday.
  • Arson accused in court
    A man has appeared in a UK court charged with arson following a fire on a DFDS ro-ro on 28 December.
  • Petredec books six
    Petredec has ordered another six VLGCs at Hyundai Heavy Industries taking its tally at the shipbuilder to ten.
  • Tug sinks off US
    A tug has sunk off the US after it was hit by a big Atlantic swell.
  • Damen does Dutch deal
    Dutch owner Offshore Wind Services has ordered a newly designed fast crew boat from Damen.
  • TOO ups bond offering
    Teekay Offshore Partners has raised NOK 1bn ($165m) from an upsized bond issue in the Norwegian market.
  • Epic exercises options
    Epic Gas has moved quickly to exercise options for two more 11,000-cbm LPG carrier newbuildings in Japan.
  • Bunker licences pulled
    Singapore has cancelled the licences of two more bunker suppliers as it continues to crack down on illegal activities in the sector.
  • RIG eyes mega order
    Transocean is said to be looking to order up to five deepwater drillships as part of a $10bn spending spree over the next five years.
  • KLC files suit
    Korea Line Corp (KLC) has accused World Fuel Services of selling substandard bunker fuel that is believed to have caused the breakdown of a bulker it chartered from a third party more than five years ago.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • Analyst: Rail rates to increase
  • Catapult launches QMS Lite
  • NEWSFLASH: FMC asks for more information from G6
    The Federal Maritime Commission wants more information on the proposed expansion of the G6 vessel-sharing agreement (VSA).
  • Canadian firm buying stake in TraPac Terminals
    MOL is planning to sell a 49-percent interest in its TraPac terminal subsidiary to a Canadian company, Brookfield Asset Management.
  • Evergreen takes delivery of another 'L' ship, details orderbook
    Evergreen has taken delivery of an additional 8,508-TEU containership built at CSBC Corp.'s shipyard in Kaohsiung. The ship, Ever Lucid, will join one of the Taiwanese carrier's Far East - Europe strings.
  • CSAV to use INTTRA 'e-shipping' platform
  • TIACA urges caution on advance data for air cargo security
    Governments should wait to adopt further rules about the submission of advance data for air cargo security until ongoing pilot tests can be completed and harmonized global standards are agreed upon, TIACA's Douglas Brittin said.
  • Bill to end port fee passes New Jersey legislature
  • Oakland names CMA CGM exec as maritime director
    The hiring comes seven months after Christopher Lytle left the top job at the Port of Long Beach and took over as executive director with a mandate to restore the credibility of the city's port department.
  • LNG fueling station opens in Jacksonville
  • Executive moves
  • MarAd calls for U.S. fleet to carry more foreign commerce
  • Foxx appoints 10 members to FAA management group

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 15, 2014
  • Firm to unveil 'next generation' eco vessel
    Vessel's scrubber will 'eliminate 97% of all SOx emissions', says firm.
  • Bunker prices relatively steady in Fujairah and Suez
    Markets firming in South Africa.
  • Bunker prices sliding in European hubs
    Prices soften in hub ports.
  • Container line to establish Middle East LNG bunker station
    UASC has already ordered containerships designed for swift retrofitting to LNG dual-fuel engines.
  • Spanish port promoting LNG
    Barcelona Port Authority signs agreement to promote LNG.
  • 'Rigid sail technology' attracting growing interest
    Japan-based firm moves 'one step closer' to commercial production.
  • Asian bunker prices lack direction
    Avails tight in Hong Kong and Tokyo Bay.
  • US Navy to continue energy efficiency efforts
    Navy Secretary pushing ahead despite budget concerns.
  • IMO meeting to consider Annex VI fuel review
    ICS will once again ask MEPC to agree on getting study of low sulphur fuel availability underway.
  • New senior staff at Trumf Bunker
    Madsen has been working in the bunker sector.
  • Shipyard to develop hybrid energy system for vessels
    System to feature 'high capacity energy storage', says firm.
  • Two suppliers exit from Singapore bunker market
    Players found to be in breach of licensing agreement, says MPA.

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