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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 29, 2014
  • CLSC warns of US$435 million net loss, blames supply-demand factors
  • Evergreen names 8,452-TEU Ever Lively and Ever Lenient in Korea
  • Sino-Russian e-tailers planning accelerated online shopping system
  • Sino-North Korean Yalu River Bridge to open to traffic in 2014
  • Chongqing government's logistics support policy increases rents
  • Guangdong to spend US$11.58 billion on expressways this year
  • ICTSI to open US$100 million container terminal near Kinshasa, DRC
  • French railway tests EU's longest ever freight train - 1,500 metres
  • St Lawrence Seaway off 5.3pc in 2013, but looks to a brighter 2014
  • Norway's Clean Marine wins scrubber contract from Shanghai yard
  • Boeing ramps up 787 Dreamliner production to 10 per month
  • DB Schenker flies trams from China to Turkey on Antonov AN 225
  • Pacnet ups bandwidth to increase quick detours during subsea outages
  • Russia's Aeroflot takes commercial control of Rossiya Airline flights

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Supply-demand gap in box shipping seen impacting freight rate volatility this year
  • Cotton exports may improve on fresh demand from Bangladesh & Pakistan
  • Engg exports likely to cross $ 62 bn in value
  • Iron ore exports zoom up in Oct.-Dec. quarter
  • GMB takes in-principle decision to establish maritime university in Gujarat
  • KPT celebrates Republic Day
  • Republic Day celebrated at APSEZ
  • Republic Day celebrated at JNPT
  • BCHAA successfully completes 'Rule 6 Refresher Course'
  • ICD-Khodiyar holds tree plantation drive on 65th Republic Day
  • Ficci revises fiscal growth estimates to 4.8 pc
  • Govt imposes 5 pc export duty on iron ore pellets
  • INR recovers against dollar after RBI raises repo rate
  • RBI surprises markets by hiking repo rate
  • Supreme Court grants relief to Mundra SEZ, allows units to function
  • Dubai Exports opens Mumbai office

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 29, 2014
  • Lithuanian Railways invests in new locomotives
  • CMA Terminals and ICTSI to cooperate in Nigeria
  • Poste Italiane to be part privatised
  • Boeing now rolling out ten B787s per month
  • New US regulations mean more rail inspections
  • Port of Algeciras overshoots 90 million t threshold
  • New US carrier to launch international destinations
  • Talke scoops up Luxembourg-based Hammer Logistik
  • Greatest relief comes from high cubes
  • Another departure at Cargolux
  • DNV GL: shipping must change
  • Kopf & Lübben now in Frankfurt's Cargo City Süd
  • The Green Group joins Pall-Ex in UK
  • Freighter incident on Solomon Islands
  • New marketing director for GUS Group
  • Lower Saxony ports get new captain

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Frank to chair Costa, collects $7.5 million from Carnival
  • January 28, 2014 Gladding-Hearn delivers pilot boat for Colombia
  • Nam Cheong books orders worth $70 million
  • January 28, 2014 Wärtsilä to supply power modules for Kraken FPSO
  • StormGeo acquires routing specialist AWT
  • DNV GL looks at future marine fuel mix

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Port Angeles Port Commission changing dates/time for meetings
  • Willard Marine building boats for Alaska Marine Highway System
  • Port of Los Angeles to begin roadway upgrade projects
  • Diana Shipping extending charter for Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel
  • Georgia Ports Authority reports fiscal half-year cargo numbers

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • DNV GL supports container weight checks
    Classification society argues the case for uniform boxship structural analysis rules
  • Gothenburg reports 5% drop in box throughput
    But ro-ro volumes rise at the Nordic region's largest port
  • Drop in Somali piracy suggests a rethink over prosecutions
    The threat of prison is not a deterrent - armed guards are, says US academic
  • Owners to weigh greater choice of fuels
    DNV GL points to growing number of alternatives to standard oil fuels
  • Maersk Broker names successor to chief executive Steen Nielsen
    UPDATE: Anders Hald switches from Asia as three-man executive board is formed for first time
  • CSC Phoenix expects a loss amid chartered-in contract termination
    Sinotrans & CSC subsidiary says 2013 figures to show third annual deficit in a row
  • Oil tanker blast kills seven shipyard workers in China
    Indian vessel explodes and catches fire at Haizhou
  • XPO launches offering to fund Pacer deal
    Company to use proceeds to finance portion of $335m purchase
  • Yara splashes out $150m on three LPG carriers at Hyundai
    Oslo company in talks with potential partners for ship management and equity participation
  • MCI targets air freight's share of fresh-cut blooms
    Flower power as carrier and technology partner launch specialist box cleaner
  • Hapag-Lloyd and CSAV courtship signals new round of consolidation
    German and Chilean lines hope to create world's fourth-largest carrier
  • Annual results push Hanjin deeper into the red
    Company vows to tackle its liquidity woes
  • NordLB faces KG class action
    Insolvencies unnecessary for two ships, 400 small investors claim
  • Shenzhen overtakes Hong Kong but seeks to work with rival
    The world's third-largest container port proposes cargo split 'for mutual benefit'
  • Yangzijiang buys Peter Döhle stakes in four post-panamax bulkers
    Singapore-listed shipbuilder says investment supports diversification plans
  • Transpac carriers set sights on $300 -$400per feu contracts increases
    TSA lines announce mid-March GRI ahead of annual negotiations

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Wärtsilä to supply power modules chosen for Kraken FPSO
    Armada Kraken Pte.Ltd,a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Malaysia-based international offshore oilfield services provider, Bumi Armada, has selected Wärtsilä's 62 MW topside power generation module for its Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO)
  • Wallenius declares two 8,000ceu car carriers options
    Wallenius Lines, the privately owned Swedish car carrier company, has exercised an option for two additional Post Panamax vessels of 8,000 car equivalent unit (ceu) each to be built at Tianjin Xingang Shipyard in China for delivery in 3Q16 and 4Q16
  • Tema overtakes Abidjan in box throughput
    Ghana's key port of Tema overtook Abidjan, Ivory Coast, in terms of the level of container traffic throughput in 2013
  • COSCO confirms box ship order
    China COSCO Holdings, the flagship listed unit of COSCO Group has confirmed the announcement it made just before Christmas that it is to order five 9,400teu container ships at total cost of $435.5M
  • StormGeo buys AWT
    StormGeo has taken over Applied Weather Technology (AWT) in what has been described as a "friendly" acquisition
  • Last Montecristo pirate gets 10 years
    A court of assizes in Rome has sentenced the last of nine Somalis convicted of hijacking the Supramax bulk carrier Montecristo in October 2011
  • CMA CGM buys into Lekki terminal
    Third-ranking container line operator CMA CGM has taken a 25% stake in the company that is due to operate the container terminal at the future port of Lekki, near Lagos in Nigeria
  • Yara orders three LPG carriers from HMD
    Yara International, the listed Norwegian chemicals group, has ordered three 20,600m3 semi-refrigerated LPG carriers from Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD)
  • Kitanihon secures six Navig8 tankers
    Japan's Kitanihon Shipbuilding has secured an order for six stainless steel chemical tankers from Singapore-based Navig8 Chemical Tankers, a joint venture between the Singapore-based pool operator and Los Angeles-based Oaktree Capital Management
  • Riuniti takes 50% stake in Gesmar
    Genoa-based tug group Rimorchiatori Riuniti has acquired a 50% stake in its Ravenna-based rival, Gesmar Group, from Italian shipping group Setramar

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Sliding Freight Rates, Overcapacity Seen Hurting Carriers' Earnings
    Port of Hong KongJefferies expects Asian container lines' earnings for the fourth quarter of 2013 overall will be in line with or below Bloomberg consensus estimates, as freight rates in Asia-related trade lanes continued to slide and overcapacity remained. Such depressed rates and continuing overcapacity will lead carriers increasingly to rely...
  • Adverse Weather Prompts Port Closings in Australia
    Northeast Australia is bracing itself as a tropical low develops in the Coral Sea and is forecast to make landfall as a cyclone later today or early tomorrow local time. The Port of Darwin in the Northern Territory has issued a cyclone watch notice warning masters, owners and agents to secure...
  • Costamare Boosts Revenue, Income on Bigger Fleet
    Costamare's revenue and earnings grew in the fourth quarter of 2013 from a year earlier as the Greek charter shipowner boosted its fleet. The NYSE-listed company posted net income of $25.9 million against $22.9 million in the final three months of 2012 as voyage revenue from a fleet of nearly 50...
  • Canadian Program to Promote Use of FTZs
    CALGARY, Alberta - Too few Canadian manufacturers and retailers tap cash flow advantages through foreign trade zones, but a new government initiative will likely bring more shippers into the fold. The Canadian government will award $5 million in funding during the next five years to local economic development agencies so they...
  • CMA CGM Buys Stake in Nigerian Container Terminal
    CMA CGM Terminals is acquiring a 25 percent stake in Nigeria's Lekki container terminal from Philippines-based International Container Terminal Services Inc. The port operating arm of French ocean carrier CMA CGM, which signed a sub-concession for the terminal in 2012, didn't give financial details of the transaction. The terminal, situated around 38...
  • YRC Worldwide Launches $300 Million Debt-Stock Swap
    The ratification of a new five-year labor contract at YRC Worldwide cleared the way for a $300 million debt-for-equity exchange that will launch today. The debt-for-equity swap was conditioned on passage of a new labor contract extending wage and benefits concessions through 2019. YRC Teamsters rejected an initial company proposal, but...
  • NY-NJ Considers Selling On-Dock Rail
    ExpressRail terminal in Elizabeth, N.J.The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed it is considering the possible sale of the Millennium on-dock rail terminal operated by a joint venture of Maher and APM container terminals at Elizabeth, N.J. Millennium, which sits between Maher and APMT, is the first on-dock...
  • Winter Weather Closes Southern US Ports
    Forecasts of freezing rain and icy roads and bridges have led to announcements of halts in service at ports from Virginia to Texas. The Port of Virginia said its truck gates, empty container yards and rail operations would close from 5 p.m. today to 1 p.m. tomorrow, but that the schedule...
  • Michelin Plant to Drive Tire Volumes Through Charleston
    With global demand for huge earthmoving tires growing 20 percent over the last four years, Michelin needed to expand production at its seven existing earthmoving tire plants around the world. After a global search, it decided to invest $750 million in South Carolina, both to build a new plant, called...
  • Descartes' Customs Solution Supports Business Transformation at Botlek Tank Terminal
    AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, Jan. 27, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- DescartesSystems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in unitinglogistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Botlek TankTerminal (BTT), a leading tank terminal storage company, transformedits core business from the storage of grains to the storage of oilswith the help of Descartes' advanced European...
  • Matthew J. Thomas Joins Blank Rome's Maritime, International Trade, and Public Contracts Group
    Matthew J. Thomas has joined Blank Rome's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the maritime, international trade, and public contracts group. Mr. Thomas has more than twenty years of experience in maritime and international trade regulation and government affairs, representing leading shipowners, energy and trading companies, ports, P&I clubs, shipyards,...
  • Adani Ports' Profit Jumps
    Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone, India's largest private port infrastructure developer, reported its consolidated net profit in the third quarter of fiscal year 2013-14 was $72 million, surging 25 percent year-over-year from $58 million. Quarterly income climbed 16 percent from a year earlier to $199 million. The private operator's cumulative cargo...
  • US Regains Status as Japan's Biggest Export Market
    The United States overtook China to become Japan's biggest export market for the first time in five years in 2013, according to preliminary trade figures released by the Finance Ministry. The figures also showed that Japan posted a record trade deficit of ¥11.5 trillion ($111.4 billion) with the rest of the...

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • MATX seals bond deal
    A leading operator of Jones Act containerships has taken a trip to the bond market.
  • Survival of the greenest
    A growing number of ports and terminals appear to be offering incentives to owners that are investing in technologies aimed at reducing ship emissions.
  • Some like it hot
    The production of electricity derived from thermal coal in China has set a new record, a leading industry analyst told TradeWinds Tuesday.
  • SALT shifts gears
    Scorpio Bulkers appears to be losing its appetite for newbuildings in the wake of a campaign that saw it build up a backlog of 74 bulkers.
  • Costa crowns chairman
    Carnival Corp has appointed Howard Frank as the new chairman of Italian offshoot Costa Crociere.
  • Cuxship pleads guilty
    Germany's Cuxship Management has pleaded guilty to safety breaches following a UK grounding last year.
  • Polar Code under fire
    The IMO's new rules for Arctic shipping have been criticised as inadequate by green group Friends of the Earth.
  • Ridgway joins Scandlines
    Baltic ferry owner Scandlines has appointed former Virgin Atlantic CEO Steve Ridgway as its chairman.
  • Diamond trial halted
    A Greek court has adjourned the appeal case of nine people convicted in connection with the fatal sinking of the Louis cruiseship Sea Diamond in 2007.
  • Into Africa
    CMA CGM is taking a stake in Nigeria's Lekki International Container Terminal.
  • Borealis buys Crystal Pool
    Borealis Maritime has taken over Euroceanica's Crystal Pool in a deal which includes four chemical tankers.
  • Cosco spree continues
    State-owned China Cosco Holdings Co has added to its recent newbuilding splurge with a $434.5m deal to build five boxships.
  • Fred Olsen deal extended
    Fred. Olsen Windcarrier International has secured an extended deal for one of its vessels.
  • HitecVision swallows Reef
    GC Rieber has sold off its stake in Reef Subsea to Norwegian private equity heavyweight HitecVision.
  • Jasa sells supply ship
    Malaysia's Jasa Merin is continuing its fleet renewal with the disposal of a small supply ship.
  • Fisher adds ROVs
    UK shipping group James Fisher has expanded its oil and gas capabilities with another niche takeover.
  • Maersk Broker boss departing
    Long-time Maersk Broker president Jorn Steen Nielsen is leaving the company and will be succeeded by Asian head Anders Hald.
  • Huge loss for Hanjin
    Korean owner Hanjin Shipping has posted a big loss for 2013 as boxship rates fell and exchange rates moved against it.
  • Tanker blast kills seven
    Seven workers have died in an explosion on a tanker at a shipyard in China.
  • Navig8 Chem books six
    Navig8 Chemical Tankers Inc has signed up for six stainless steel chemical tankers in Japan.
  • Greenback from Greenship
    Newbuilding deliveries and a strong second half market have seen Greenship Bulk Trust hand out almost $8m in dividends for 2013.
  • IPO wind set fair
    Russia's economy minister has said market conditions are right this year to sell off part of the government's stake in shipping group Sovcomflot (SCF).
  • Greener and cheaper
    Shipowners with energy-efficient vessels can now bag discounts at Canada's two largest west coast ports.
  • Festival reactivated
    A Tallink ro-pax is coming out of lay-up for accommodation work in Canada.
  • Yara back at HMD
    Yara International has ordered three 20,600-cbm semi-refrigerated LPG carriers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard (HMD).
  • Bond offer extended
    BW Group has extended the deadline for investors to accept a bond buyback offer launched earlier this month.
  • Aussie coal disrupted
    Australian coal exports to China are being disrupted by a potential cyclone building up off the east coast of the country.
  • Nam Cheong books five
    Malaysia's Nam Cheong has secured orders for five offshore vessel newbuildings in deals worth $70m in total.
  • Island goes to Kawasaki
    Island Offshore has ordered a large subsea operations vessel at Japanese shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries.
  • Attorney abandons ship
    Blank Rome appears to have poached an attorney from one of its rivals.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Regulators address rail transport of oil
    As regulators try to figure out how to respond to a rash of rail accidents that have occurred during the shipment of oil, officials are proposing new ways forward for shipping oil and other hazardous goods.
  • Panama Canal could face multi-year delay if contractor walks
    If the consortium in charge follows through on its threat to suspend activity because of a contract dispute, the project could take several more years to build, according to arbitrators helping to oversee the project.
  • Canadian ports offer 'A to G' rating discounts
  • MCI developing reefer technology to widen reach of cut flowers
    Maersk Container Industry (MCI) has partnered with Boston-based technology company Primaira LLC to develop an air cleaning system in Star Cool Integrated refrigerated containers.
  • FexEx, DHL halt some Russian shipments
  • DSV launches intermodal service between Turkey and UK
  • NEWSFLASH: TSA seeks to raise rates in light of 'strong forward bookings'
  • DNV GL predicts wider use of alternative fuels
  • CMA CGM unit buying stake in Nigeria terminal
  • Washington Notebook: DOT issues rule to shorten review time for projects
  • Industrial shipper locates plant by Port Manatee
  • Winter storm causes U.S. freight delays
    Several ports as far south as Texas are closed Tuesday because of a bad blast of winter weather that includes freezing rain, snow, ice, high winds and 10-foot seas offshore in the Gulf.
  • APL issues advisory on Japan's 24-hour rule
  • Hanjin reports large loss in 2013
  • Port of Hueneme extends contract with auto processor
  • Hawaii wants spill money for reef restoration

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 28, 2014
  • Prices flat in Fujairah
    180 cSt material's lacklustre pricing stays for third consecutive day.
  • Rotterdam prices firm but congestion at loading installations
    Demand low in Istanbul.
  • Bomin to supply LNG to ferry
    Contract signed to supply from mid-2014.
  • LNG-fuelled catamaran sets marker for industry
    High-speed ferry blends impressive array of systems and technologies.
  • LNG bunker market: Specialist barges are key
    Rotterdam expects two LNG bunkering vessels to be in operation next year.
  • Singapore sticks to bullish line
    Market sentiment foresees bunker shortage in February.
  • Asian prices stable
    Mixed demand seen in Singapore.
  • Norwegian firm in new vessel buys
    To save on bunker and operational expenses.
  • Malaysian offshore bunkering firm eyes expansion
    Firm ready to invest in new vessels, says director.
  • Troubled bunker player expects losses to stay
    Fall in marine fuel demand seen in Chinese market.
  • Middle East firm receives modern bulker
    Vessel consumes less fuel, says owner.
  • Cruise giant reaps fuel efficiency benefits
    Firm's 2013 bunker bill 'in line with 2008 levels'.
  • Bunker volumes fall at Algeciras
    2013 volumes were down by 7.3% on year, says port authority.
  • Power grid promises fuel savings
    Class-approved grid plugs into solar panels, fuel cells or batteries.

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