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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 20, 2014
  • HK Chief Executive plans to establish new 'statutory maritime body'
  • Hong Kong to mandate low-sulphur fuel, jail time for non-compliance
  • Asia-Europe January-November box volume up 3.9pc in 2013 to top 2012
  • Western Chinese auto exports slump 11.9pc as currency strengthens
  • US west coast braces for docker union talks as Suez Canal threat looms
  • CSX railway net profit down 5.3pc as revenue rise 2pc in 2013
  • Cost cutting builds profitability, but will not produce cargo: Drewry
  • Indian anti-graft state government bans foreign supermarket entry
  • World Bank sees global GDP rising from 3.2pc in 2014 to 3.5pc in 2016
  • Cathay December cargo declines 5pc, but passenger volume rises 3.3pc
  • Air France-KLM to drop MD-11F and 747-400ERF to restore profitability
  • Air freight increases 3.4pc at world's international airports: ACI
  • Yinchuan launches charter cargo flights from Ningxia to central Asia

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • Govt permits FCI to transport foodgrains thro' sea route
  • MANSA's Executive Committee welcomes MbPT's new Traffic Manager
  • MoS accepts proposal to widen area of operation for inland water vessels
  • Vessel orders from Navy & Coast Guard help state-owned shipyards
  • India to buy LNG from Mozambique, says Moily
  • Indo-EU FTA only by 2015, says EU envoy
  • KIOCL resumes pellet exports by shipping 3 lakh t to China
  • Adani Hazira's liquid terminal handles specialty chemicals
  • Centre announces guidelines on new land policy for Major Ports
  • Major Ports register 6 pc growth in Dec.
  • Shipping Secretary inaugurates ship handling simulator on maiden visit to JN Port
  • Economy may recover slowly from second half of 2014, says Moody's
  • Forex reserves recover by $ 177.8 m to $ 293.28 bn
  • INR moves in narrow range, ends better at 61.55
  • Regulatory Analysis - By M. Sreedharan
  • BBC Chartering opens presence in France
  • HANSA HEAVY LIFT expands presence in Australia
  • SAL involved in critical cruise liner wreck removal operation
  • Steder Group loads & secures cable reels for transport from Italy to Holland

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 20, 2014
  • HS1 Ltd and DB Schenker Rail UK expand cargo services
  • Less airfreight carried by Cathay Pacific
  • Dachser building new logistics centre in Switzerland
  • CSX posts fresh record revenue in 2013
  • CMA CGM cancels sailings ahead of Chinese New Year
  • Long Beach increases cargo volumes
  • Kuehne + Nagel conveys 600 boats to show
  • More freight for Indian Railways
  • Meincke turns his back on Militzer & Münch
  • Etihad launches regional airline in Switzerland
  • Geis expands branch office network in Poland
  • MOL sells 49% of TraPac to Canadian asset manager
  • Growth forecast for UK road haulage industry
  • Railinc extends board and elects new chairperson
  • Pemco partnership in Latin America
  • Nicht nachtragend
  • New sales manager for Euro-Leasing

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • Two Stolt newbuilds to have Clean Marine scrubbers
  • Petrofac to build deepwater derrick lay vessel
  • Ezra ponders U.S. IPO for subsea division
  • Keppel Singmarine takes GTT LNG system license
  • January 17, 2014 Beacon Group orders ice class rig
  • Electric Boat gets $30 million contract mod
  • Alfa Laval opens new Test and Training Center

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 20, 2014
  • Ports of Seattle/Tacoma file discussion pact with FMC
  • Grays Harbor Port Commission elects new officers for 2014
  • VT Halter Marine lays keel for articulated tug barge
  • Panama Canal Authority slams proposed work stoppage
  • Port group praises congress for appropriations act passage

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • Crude tanker earnings take off across all segments
    Record or near-record earnings on all reported routes
  • LNG faces challenges as LPG rides the crest of a wave
    A tale of two segments, one facing overcapacity as the other prepares to grow
  • Capital Maritime books two VLCC newbuildings at Daewoo
    Deal underlines Marinakis group's appetite for big tankers
  • Thamesport lures new shortsea customer
    Port adds A2B-online after its MacAndrews signing, capping a year of transfers in the UK
  • More Asia-Europe sailings cancelled in February
    CMA CGM and its partners adjust to seasonal slowdown
  • Court auctions eight CSC Phoenix general cargoships for $15m
    Parent of troubled Chinese carrier helps to repay debt to ICBC
  • Angola LNG poised to send first cargo of 2014
    Sonangol Benguela is ready to load after plant shut for maintenance
  • Panamax boxships' earnings slide 13%
    No prospect of recovery until more vessels are scrapped, say brokers
  • Trafigura books up to six 206,000 dwt bulkers
    Swiss trading giant continues to splash out money on shipping
  • Maritime Maisie fire put out as owner renews calls for place of refuge
    Tanker described as still in distress and exposed to rough seas
  • Stronger transpacific box rates push up SCFI
    Asia-Europe trades show signs of softer prices
  • Braemar issues profit warning
    Broker says group profits to remain below expectations
  • Kazakh acquisition boosts NYK's logistics business
    Country's largest car terminal operator now 100% owned by Japanese conglomerate
  • K Line announces extraordinary loss due to trade commission fine
    Firm sets aside $55m against penalty for alleged unfair car carrier practices
  • Golden Ocean looks for $200m convertible bond
    Proceeds support vessel acquisition, general corporate purposes and existing newbuildings
  • Keeping the faith as capesize rates edge up
    Seasonal collapse at the beginning of the year does not reflect softening fundamentals
  • Five ship finance predictions for 2014
    Expect deflationary pressure, tentative recovery and possibly a bumpy ride

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • US Congress hikes maritime spending
    American lawmakers have secured $1Bn for navigational maintenance dredging as part of a government-wide spending package
  • CLIA highlights cruise sector trends
    Members of the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) expect to carry 21.7M passengers this year, up 1.9% compared with 2013
  • Three vessels run aground in central Philippines
    Two passenger ferries and one cargo ship have run aground in the central Philippines caused by strong winds and rough seas
  • Golden Ocean could target Greenship Bulk Trust
    Golden Ocean, the listed dry bulk shipping company in John Fredriksen's business empire, could target the acquisition of Greenship Bulk Trust, a shipping analyst said
  • Alfa Laval opens testing centre at Aalborg
    Alfa Laval, the Swedish engineering group, has opened a testing and training centre in Aalborg, Denmark, which focuses on its marine products, the company said in a statement

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • Teamsters, YRC Worldwide Reach Contract Accord
  • JOC Economist: Growth in US Containerized Imports to Rise in 2014
  • UPS Pays Price for December's Online Shopping Surge
  • NTSB Targets Rail Safety, Distracted Driving
  • US Energy Boom Delays Ag Exports Shipped Via Rail
  • Con-way Sounds Fourth-Quarter Profit Warning
  • Teamsters Demand 'Meaningful Improvements' in YRC Proposal
  • Asian Cargo Lifts Amsterdam Schiphol Volume
  • Throughput Sags at Hong Kong Port
  • Chile Exports Threatened by Port Strikes
  • Zim Debt-for-Equity Deal Gives Creditors Control of Carrier
  • Polar Vortex, Backlogs Put Stress on Transport Networks

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • GasLog to extend
    GasLog has launched talks with Samsung Heavy Industries to extend options for six LNG carrier newbuildings.
  • Scorpio says no
    Scorpio Tankers is shooting down reports that it has ordered more VLCCs in South Korean shipyards while declining comment on the reported sale of two products tankers.
  • Cargill takes Tsakos' second
    Cargill has signed up for a year-long charter of a second capesize bulker in as many days from Greece's Tsakos Shipping & Trading.
  • DVB seeks Excel tweak
    DVB has filed a new objection to Excel Maritime Carriers' plan to emerge from bankruptcy over its impact on a disputed bulker loan.
  • Keep it short
    Shipping industry players aiming to take advantage of soon-to-be-eased sanctions against Iran should keep in mind the temporary nature of changes, a US sanctions lawyer says.
  • NOCC scraps again
    Norwegian Car Carriers (NOCC) has sent its smallest vessel to the torch in China just two months after scrapping a ship of the same size.
  • Stevenson in suezmax strike
    Craig Stevenson's Diamond S Shipping is being tipped as the first owner to place a suezmax newbuilding order in more than six months.
  • ZPMC in Sietas talks
    Chinese crane maker Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries Co (ZPMC) has started negotiations to buy bankrupt German shipyard JJ Sietas.
  • Aframax rates triple
    Aframax spot rates have tripled over the past seven days to end the week well above the $100,000 per day mark.
  • CSDC sheds seven
    China Shipping Development Corp (CSDC) is throwing another seven vessels on the scrap heap including the last of its single skin tankers.
  • Cold comfort
    Cold storage firm Nordfrost wants damages from Germany's JadeWeserPort (JWP) after alleging there are not enough vessels calling there.
  • Cosco to top 100
    China Cosco's 2014 demolition drive will take the number of vessels scrapped by the world's second largest shipowner in three years beyond the 100 mark.
  • Lauritzen back in the game
    TradeWinds digests the digits making the headlines this week.
  • Marflet orders tanker duo
    Croatian shipbuilder Uljanik has announced a deal to build more MR tankers for Spanish owner Marflet
  • Aker Phil scores $60m
    Kristian Rokke's Aker Philadelphia Shipyard has completed the first phase of a fundraiser that could see the company bank close to $70m.
  • Rude awakening
    A Danish waste ship ran on to rocks as a crewman slept on the bridge.
  • Banaszkiewicz clears up
    Freight derivatives veteran John Banaszkiewicz has succeeded in selling a majority stake in The Cleartrade Exchange at the second attempt.
  • Perdana fixes AHTS
    Malaysian owner Perdana Nautika has chartered out an anchor-handler for up to two years.
  • Golden tipped for takeover
    John Fredriksen is today tipped to be back in takeover mode with suggestions Golden Ocean's $200m trip to the bond market will fund a move for Jacques de Chateauvieux's GreenShip Bulk.
  • K Line preps for penalty
    Kawasaki Kisen Kabushiki Kaisha (K Line) has braced itself for a huge fine from Japanese competition authorities following an Anti-Monopoly probe into the car carrier market.
  • CPC exports up 6%
    Caspian Pipeline Consortium (CPC) has exported 6% more crude to the Black Sea in 2013.
  • Replacement breaks down
    Stena ship's engine fails in first week of service in New Zealand.
  • Algoma finds new charter
    Canadian owner Algoma Central Corporation has signed a new deal to keep a bunker tanker in Halifax following the closure of the Dartmouth refinery.
  • Design dents Braemar
    Braemar Shipping Services has warned its full-year performance will miss expectations following delays to offshore design projects.
  • Remoy gets off lightly
    Rem Offshore CEO Age Remoy has ended up spending only NOK 112,600 ($18,200) on his mandatory offer for the company's remaining shares.
  • CMA CGM scraps sailings
    France's CMA CGM is dropping 10 voyages from China as production drops over the Lunar New Year.
  • Which comes first?
    We take a look at what was said in the market over the past week.
  • Malaysian MPP arrested
    Singapore's admiralty sheriff has arrested a Malaysian-owned multi-purpose vessel court documents show.
  • Ezra calls in bankers
    Ezra Holdings has called in JP Morgan to advise it on the strategic options for its subsea services division EMAS AMC.
  • Zim strikes debt deal
    Israel Corp is getting ready to relinquish control of Zim Integrated Shipping Services under the terms of a tentative restructuring deal that will see the operator's $3bn debt load cut in half.
  • Petrofac orders in China
    Petrofac, the UK-listed oil and gas services company, has ordered a deepwater derrick lay vessel newbuilding at ZPMC in China.
  • It's electric!
    Electricity production derived from thermal coal in India has reached a new monthly high, according to an industry analyst.
  • Aegean lands credit line
    Aegean Marine Petroleum has secured a $150m credit facility backed by ABN Amro.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • CargoWise, DPS partner in Latin America
  • YRC, Teamsters continue talks as debt deadline nears
    YRC Worldwide and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters are still talking after union employees last week rejected a contract proposal that would have allowed the company, it said, to pay off about $300 million in debt.
  • DOT's Foxx puts infrastructure at top of agenda
    Foxx said passing a transportation reauthorization bill with adequate funding for maintenance and upgrades of highways, bridges, and transit systems is one of his top priorities during President Obama's second term.
  • 'K' Line announces loss provision
  • Drewry: Most liner carriers to end 2013 in the red
  • Los Angeles, Long Beach ports see mixed 2013
    In 2013, the Port of Long Beach saw an 11.3-percent jump in cargo volume, while the Port of Los Angeles saw a 2.59-percent decrease in total container volume.
  • Survey: Business interruption, supply chain risk top concerns
    The report found "supply chain analysis increasingly important for businesses. For the second year in succession, (business interruption) and supply chain risk ranks as the top peril in the Risk Barometer."
  • New short sea service connects Thamesport with Moerdijk
  • NYK boosts ownership in Kazakhstan car terminal
  • AirBridgeCargo adds fifth Boeing 747-8 to fleet
  • GRI set for USADA carriers
  • Two men indicted in biofuel scam
  • EPA starts developing e-Manifest to track hazardous waste
  • House lawmakers raise red flags about highway trust fund

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 17, 2014
  • Fuel prices mostly down in Houston
    LS avails were said to be tight in the US Gulf.
  • Report: Asia to dominate future LNG bunkering
    Singapore in 'direct competition' with Rotterdam and Fujairah to introduce LNG solutions.
  • Weekly Global Market Report
    A weekly price roundup from bunkering hubs around the world.
  • Company to build bunker barge
    Distillate-only barge expected to be delivered in September 2014.
  • Gazprom Neft acquires Black Sea oil complex
    Complex used for loading light and heavy refined oil products.
  • Clean Marine to supply scrubbers for newbuilds
    Unit designed to clean 140,000 kg of exhaust per hour.
  • LNG retrofits to 'open up new business market'
    MAN Diesel & Turbo expects more contracts by the end of the year.
  • Bunker prices firming in Fujairah
    IFO prices climb in South African ports.
  • Tightness continues in Fujairah
    Ex-wharf loadings delayed by ongoing congestion.
  • IFO prices soften in European hubs
    Southern ports experiencing softer pricing.
  • Curoil expands bunker trading team
    Melissa Aniceto will be handling all bunker related inquiries.
  • Curoil makes first in-harbour delivery in Aruba
    'One more step towards market expansion in the Caribbean.'
  • Port added to Chemoil Adani's supply list
    Company upbeat on prospects for new opening.
  • APL committed to 'large fuel-efficient ships'
    Container sector characterised by 'low growth and intense competition'.
  • China's bunker sales 'in decline'
    Survey suggests sales fell between 5-10% in 2013.
  • Hybrid ferry produces 'better than expected' fuel savings
    And more are possible, says company behind the project.
  • LNG ferries: Most reliable and lowest cost option, says exec
    UK ferry company says LNG 'best option' for new vessels.
  • Asian IFO prices steady
    MGO prices lost direction in trade.
  • Total gets confirmation that its sales were under-represented
    Singapore's MPA 'agrees Total's overall sales would rank it in 10th position'.
  • Expert recommends scrubber retrofits for older vessels
    But it will be 'prudent' to go for LNG-fuelled newbuilds, advises DNV GL spokesman.
  • Italian group launches 'eco' quartet
    More vessels to be launched this year.
  • Settlement reached in disposal of Titan's shipyard
    Parties have decided not to pursue further court proceedings on matter.

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