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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 23, 2014
  • China slams US 'omnibus' spending bill for being anti-fair trade
  • Zhuhai port's throughput surpasses 100 million tonnes for first time
  • Cosco sells assets to offset losses and avoid delisting in Shanghai
  • Xiamen's Taiwan fruit imports up 67.9pc to 13,100 tonnes in 2013
  • Fujian's food import volume up 20.6pc to 532,200 tonnes in 2013
  • Zhejiang's Zhoushan Comprehensive Bonded Zone opens for business
  • Maersk transfers two wafmax from Asia-WA to the Horn of Africa
  • Contraventions prompt Singapore to cancel bunker supply licences
  • TNT Express wins Gibson contract for Europe, Mideast Africa delivery
  • Rising sick leave abuse in transport sector adds to workplace stress
  • Cathay sees uninspiring 2014 ahead, will focus on yield and load factor
  • TIACA urges more testing of global standards for air cargo screening
  • FedEx buys Brazilian partner Rapidao Cometa Logistica e Transportes

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • Dynamar's reefer analysis throws up mixed picture
  • Emirates Shipping Line announces restructuring of China India Express Service
  • MoS accepts proposal to widen area of operation for inland water vessels
  • Syed Waheed Zafar Abdi appointed MD & CEO of ABG Shipyard
  • Vasan inaugurates Indian Maritime University campus in Puducherry
  • India to remain top rice exporter in FY14
  • Antwerp port streamlines Customs procedures
  • Dhamra port receives environmental clearance for expansion
  • Dredging expenses should be shared by Navy, CSL & Coast Guard, say Cochin Port unions
  • Ennore Port to facilitate Ford auto exports for 10 years
  • JNPT outlines plans for vessel operations during commissioning of new RMQCs at JNPCT in March-April
  • New policy seen helping Major Ports optimise land use

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 23, 2014
  • Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV sign MoU
  • Two new locomotive factories in India
  • SNCF Geodis reorganises corporate structure
  • Air cargo managers need "higher skills"
  • Target reached for closing 750 level crossings in UK
  • New head of development at the firm a. hartrodt (Schweiz)
  • Del Monte chooses port of Dunkirk
  • Gebrüder Weiss opens branch office in Turkey
  • IRU offers eco-effect training scheme
  • VDT aims to work on western-built aircraft
  • Drewry: ship operating costs still under pressure
  • RWI/ISL Container Throughput Index: growth accelerates
  • DB Schenker provides logistics for German House in Sochi
  • Daimler India Commercial Vehicles awarded
  • First ATR-600 simulator in Latin America
  • Weber granted power of attorney

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • Vigor Fab to build three tugs for Tidewater Barge Lines
  • Accommodation vessel ready for Brazil
  • GCSG launches first LNG fueled Harvey Gulf OSV
  • Prestige Cruise Holdings files for IPO
  • EC: Italian ferry operator must repay unfair subsidy
  • New Videotel course covers ECA fuel switching
  • Tanker suspected hijacked off Angola
  • Drewry: Operating costs under upward pressure
  • ABB adds NAPA solutions to VICO portfolio

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 23, 2014
  • Port of Tacoma sees gains in TEU count for last year
  • Evergreen ship rescues crew of sinking Panamanian tanker
  • Panama Canal breaks record with first quarter tonnage tally
  • Port of Seattle reports drop in 2013 container numbers
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index climbs .6 percent in December

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • New gas-fired power plants will boost LNG shipments into Japan this year
    World's biggest gas importer offers new opportunities for vessels
  • Tanker hijack could signal move further afield for West African pirates
    Dynacom vessel carrying gasoil has been out of contact with owners since Friday
  • The cost of early adoption
    Invest in environmental technology at your peril
  • IMO regulations need better implementation
    Sekimizu sets out his theme for World Maritime Day 2014
  • Sekimizu renews calls for faster adoption of IMO conventions
    Secretary-general seeks 'genuine progress' in implementing the organisation's goals
  • Euronav could buy more VLCCs
    Belgium-based tanker operator to push for further industry consolidation and sees more robust market continuing through first quarter
  • VLCC earnings top $60,000 per day
    Rewards from Middle East to Asia voyages hit three-and-a-half-year high
  • Box throughput surges at top global ports
    Monthly containers index hits its highest level on record
  • Sanko Power bidding tops $49m
    Eastern Pacific Shipping set to win 2010-built capesize bulker in court auction
  • Investigation launched after asphalt carrier sinks
    Evergreen Line's Ever Summit rescues 16 crew from lifeboat off Vietnam
  • Product tanker owners opt for time charters
    Owners lock in midterm contracts' steady earnings rather than risk spot market fluctuation
  • Singapore releases Cosco bulker
    Shipowner provides security against detained Fu Kang
  • Topaz spends $100m on two anchor handling supply vessels
    Vessels will be deployed on long-term charters servicing BP in the Caspian
  • Panama Canal parties hold peace talks
    Authority and GUPC builders seek to resolve their $1.6bn cost overrun dispute
  • HHI reports hike in shipbuilding, offshore and engineering orders
    Divisions secured $16bn worth of bookings last year
  • Owners meet to discuss Somalia job creation
    Solution to piracy lies ashore, argues Clipper boss Gullestrup
  • BHP Billiton reports hefty production increase
    Cheaper iron ore prices and increased output could be boon for seaborne shipments
  • Consolidation is on the cards for shipbuilders
    Last year's upturn in orders has failed to boost yards' balance sheets

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • Pivotal Charleston cruise suit dismissed
    Carnival's operations in Charleston are not unlawful and do not pose a nuisance to citizens, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled
  • Navios rides perpetual preferred wave
    Navios Holdings is the latest shipping seller of perpetual preferred equity, a hybrid security that continues to build on last year's momentum
  • Panama Canal contract tensions ease
    A compromise could be taking shape in Panama, raising hopes that a severe delay in the historic canal expansion project can be averted
  • Box trades gathering steam
    The positive growth trend in global container liftings is getting firmer, according to fresh trade indices from European analysts
  • Frontline plans to raise ATM share offering to $100M
    Frontline, the listed VLCC and Suezmax operator in John Fredriksen's business empire, says it plans to raise its At the Market (ATM) share offering from $40M to $100M
  • Far East demand boosts lumber trade
    Strong demand from Japan and China has pushed the global trade of logs and softwood lumber to its highest level since before the 2008 world economic crisis, according to consultant Wood Resources International
  • Tanker feared hijacked by pirates off Angola
    Greek tanker operator Dynacom Tankers says that it fears that one of its vessels, the 42,331 gt MT Kerala, has been taken over by pirates off the coast of Angola
  • Frequency down, claims costs up for German hull insurers
    The claim costs for German hull & machinery insurers have increased in the past year, despite a marked reduction in the number of incidents
  • Sungdong wins Kamsarmax contract
    South Korean shipyard Sungdong Shipbuilding has signed a contract for up to six Kamsarmax bulk carriers with UK-based Reuben Brothers
  • Euronav seeks positive outlook for tanker sector
    Belgian tanker operator Euronav said that it expected the current recovery in the tanker market to last at least until the end of the current quarter but warned that it remained fragile, with supply and demand still finely balanced

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • Menlo Worldwide Logistics Expands in Malaysia
  • Despite Threats, Port of LA's Bond Rating Still Strong
  • CSAV, Hapag-Lloyd Sign Non-Binding Merger MOU
  • Port of Virginia Handled Record Container Volume in 2013
  • Murky Chinese Regulatory Process, Protectionism Cloud P3 Outlook
  • Norfolk Southern's Profit Jumps on Increased Traffic
  • China Allows Second-Tier Forwarders to Tap VAT Deductions
  • Breakbulk, Heavy-Lift Market Poised for Resurgence
  • Seabury: Chemicals Increasingly Shift to Containers
  • uShip, Trucking Partners Launch LTL Spot Rate Marketplace

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • Suit in Charleston chewed
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has thrown out a lawsuit claiming that a Carnival Cruise Lines ship's operations were threat to Charleston's historic preservation district.
  • Hapag-Lloyd & CSAV mint MOU
    Hapag-Lloyd and Compania Sud Americana de Vapores (CSAV) have signed a memorandum of understanding that has set the stage for the formation of the world's fourth largest carrier.
  • Who cares about the canal?
    Tensions fuelled by a billion-dollar dispute over cost overruns tied to the expansion of the Panama Canal are starting to ease but some industry insiders are still on edge.
  • Fourth cape for Cargill
    Cargill has signed its fourth capesize period contract in quick succession.
  • Oceanografia in audit row
    Oceanografia has blamed "errors and misunderstandings" by Mexican officials after allegations emerged of irregularities in contracts with the government oil monopoly.
  • ABY wins Deiulemar race
    Augustea-Bunge-York (ABY Holdings) has emerged as the surprise victor of an auction to take over the dozen-strong dry bulk fleet of bankrupted Deiulemar Shipping.
  • USC faces rebellion
    Minority shareholders of St Petersburg shipyard Severnaya Verf are opposing a buy-out offer from state-owned United Shipbuilding Corporation (USC).
  • Unithai eyes Myanmar
    Thai shipyard group Unithai is venturing into Myanmar with a new joint venture.
  • CSG raises $500m
    China Shipping Group (CSG) has sold $500m in US bonds in an over-subscribed issue.
  • Rotterdam volumes dip
    The port of Rotterdam has announced a small fall in 2013 throughput, but bulker business has increased.
  • Navios targets $50m
    Navios Maritime Holdings is looking to raise $50m from its latest trip to Wall Street.
  • One out, one in
    Norway's Solvang has ordered a third gas carrier at Hyundai in Korea after chartering another ship under construction there to Statoil.
  • Saremar to repay aid
    Italian ro-pax owner Saremar will have to pay back EUR 10.8m ($14.64m) in illegal state aid.
  • Rich Forest still afloat
    The US Coast Guard (USCG) is discussing salvage options with the owner of a bulker abandoned and taking on water off Guam.
  • Rauma sold to city
    Korea's troubled STX group has offloaded its doomed Rauma yard in Finland to the city authority.
  • Arrested Sanko cape sold
    Singapore-based Eastern Pacific Shipping has snapped up the 181,200-dwt Sanko Power (built 2010) at auction in Hong Kong.
  • ABG seals debt deal
    India's ABG Shipyard has won approval for its INR 111.5bn ($1.78bn) debt reorganisation, it confirmed on Wednesday.
  • Solvang fixes gas carrier
    Statoil has fixed a Solvang LGC newbuilding for up to 10 years on delivery in 2015.
  • Dynacom tanker missing
    A Dynacom tanker is feared hijacked off Angola in an incident which has created fears surrounding the spread of piracy off West Africa.
  • Frontline hikes ATM
    Frontline is looking to take advantage of rising investor interest in the crude tanker market by more than doubling the size of its ATM offering.
  • Terminal IPO pulled
    Dutch container terminal operator Terminal Investment Limited (TIL) is scrapping its IPO plan in Amsterdam.
  • Union shocked by Stena
    Crew union Nautilus has condemned a plan by Stena Line to seek a pay freeze and longer hours from UK workers.
  • Topaz buys AHTS pair
    Topaz Energy and Marine has acquired two anchor handlers from troubled Indian shipowner Varun for over $100m.
  • Tanker sinks off Vietnam
    All 16 crew have been rescued after a tanker sank off Vietnam.
  • Navios ship targeted
    A Navios-owned product tanker has been identified as the target of the first confirmed piracy incident in 2014.
  • CSL in Chinamax first
    Canada Steamship Lines (CSL) has successfully completed the first ever loading of a Chinamax bulker in North America.
  • China steel output up
    China's crude steel output reached 779mt in 2013, a year-on-year increase of 7.5%, according to government statistics.
  • Winds blast Widuri
    The Indonesian port of Widuri in Indonesia has closed due to poor weather conditions according to agency company GAC.
  • Bringing home baby
    The launch of Teekay Corp's latest spin-off bodes well for affiliate Teekay Tankers, a leading equity analyst told clients Tuesday.
  • Euronav hungry for more
    The recent acquisition of 15 VLCCs from Maersk Tankers is unlikely to be Euronav's last foray into the sale-and-purchase market.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • NEWSFLASH: Hapag-Lloyd, CSAV talk merger
    Hapag-Lloyd said it has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chilean container shipping company CSAV about combining the container shipping operations of the two companies.
  • Calif. coalition pushes for freight plan
    "Our air pollution problem is so bad that communities from around the state are uniting to take on the issue. Moving to electrification and zero emission transportation technologies can literally save lives," a coalition member said.
  • Battle lines remain strong in Panama Canal contract fight
  • Portland terminal hit with congestion
    Congestion at the Oregon port's Terminal 6 caused the operator ICTSI to take the unusual step on Tuesday of allowing truckers to only deliver empty containers in the morning and pick up import containers in the afternoon.
  • Winter storm closes New York terminals Wednesday
    The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Wednesday morning advised users to check individual terminal Websites for the latest information on servicing vessels and their hours of operation for Thursday, Jan. 23.
  • SeaIntel: P3 will have younger fleet than G6
    "This significantly younger fleet, combined with the fact that the P3 carriers will deploy significant larger vessels than the G6 carriers, means that the P3 alliance will have substantial lower unit cost than the G6 alliance," the analyst said.
  • Stifel European forwarder index dips in January
  • Maersk adds South America to Africa service
  • COSCO, Eimskip make agreement

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 22, 2014
  • Report: Ghana's bunkering services on the decline
    Private bunkering firms 'needed' to serve demand.
  • Little movement in Fujairah bunker prices
    South African bunker prices generally firm.
  • Prices head up in major European ports
    Little demand registered at Gibraltar.
  • Rotterdam cargo throughput falls
    Volumes down year-on-year.
  • Danish shipowners discuss Arctic strategy
    Arctic strategy should be pro-environment and pro-business.
  • Fuel switching needs 'very careful management'
    Training company offers 'practical guide' on switching to low sulphur fuels.
  • Pirates suspected of seizing fuel oil tanker off Angola
    'If substantiated, this demonstrates a significant extension of a threat to shipping in areas that were thought to be safe.'
  • Thoresen in secondhand buy
    Young vessel said to be fuel efficient.
  • 'Costly LNG' makes fuel oil attractive
    Global demand is pushing up LNG spot price.
  • ExxonMobil: Asia-Pacific will see strong demand for clean diesel
    Tougher emission controls on shipping will spur demand.
  • Bunker prices marginally down at major Asian ports
    Supplies of marine fuels remain tight at marine facilities.
  • Oil sheen spotted in Philippine strait
    Sheen is five-metres wide and two kilometres long.
  • EU: Ban on carrying Iranian crude oil cargoes lifted
    Ban will initially be lifted for six months.
  • Tanker owner upgrading vessel
    To improve fuel efficiency and commercial capability.
  • Bunker fuel management a 'key concern' for owners and operators
    Marine insurer says planning and investment best way to meet the challenge.

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