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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 1, 2016
  • United Nations report fears crime potential from 'One Belt, One Road' policy
  • Panalpina profit up 1.9pc to US$88.5 million, but revenue slides 12.9pc
  • UASC's sixth 'greenest' 18,800-TEUer makes maiden call at Jeddah
  • International Maritime Organisation finds wiggle room for scrubbers
  • China's trade with Silk Road states accounts for 20pc of total volume
  • Hapag-Lloyd takes 2 wide-beam 3,500-TEUerss from NileDutch
  • Court orders clearance of 5,000-strong migrant 'Jungle' in Calais
  • Nigerian Navy in gun fight with pirates aboard Maximus ends in perp walk
  • CEVA enlarges its operational footprint in Western Australia
  • FilterSafe expands to meet demand created by ballast water convention
  • Costly American shipbreaker urges owners to opt for 'sustainability'
  • Latin Cargo Meet in Sao Paulo, freight forwarders from April 3-6
  • Digital Ship holds Copenhagen conference on IT in Shipping April 5-6
  • Singapore Changi Airport air cargo up 4pc in January to 158,000 tonnes
  • Asia Pacific Airlines' cargo plane makes emergency landing in Guam
  • South Korea's air cargo volume rises 13.4pc to 320,000 tons in January
  • Excess capacity blamed for flattening IAG revenues in 2015
  • DHL Express to open new Singapore facility to support Hong Kong hub
  • Boeing's launch of 737-800 converted freighter greeted by 30 orders
  • Air cargo leaders calls for 100pc e-freight at Dubai conference

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • CEVA Logistics launches direct China to Hungary LCL service
  • CMA CGM vessel first to cross New East Port Said side channel
  • eBL is here to come
  • Freight Systems moves to new office in Mumbai
  • Peter Ulber to become new Panalpina Chairman
  • SCFI spot rates down
  • V. S. Pradeep elected Vice-Chairman of FFFAI
  • Yang Ming, RCL launch SE7 service
  • Merchant exporters to benefit from interest subvention scheme
  • Wheat exports seen to be unviable due to high prices, poor quality
  • Radiological detection equipment commissioned at Chennai Port
  • Railway Planning & Investment Organisation to be set up
  • River Information System being implemented
  • A realistic Budget: Shashi Kiran Shetty, Founder & Chairman of Allcargo Logistics, on Budget 2016-17
  • Budget Highlights
  • Guidelines for renegotiation of PPP agreements to be issued: FM
  • Infrastructure gets increased allocation
  • Infrastructure given the necessary impetus in Budget 2016-17: Mr Daniel Chopra, Chairman and Managing Director, Elektrans Group
  • Adesh Sharma, MD, DFCCIL to be Chief Guest at CONquest 2016 in Delhi on March 11

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 1, 2016
  • Decent growth
  • Employers - meet your compliance obligations
  • Albatros Express network extending to CT Enns
  • Panalpina: laying the foundations
  • World's greenest boxship calls Jeddah
  • More wagons for agri products
  • SAA cancels Johannesburg - Abu Dhabi
  • Zimbabwe releases suspect US cargo plane
  • Roadrunner running with new board member
  • Ruscon bucking general trend
  • Outstanding contribution
  • Spain investing in rail network maintenance
  • Eleventh freighter for Etihad Cargo
  • CMA CGM converts PEX3 to RTW
  • Cash for road revamping in Tunisia
  • US railway takes on new president today
  • Wanted: storage space in Stuttgart

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IHS Maritimeweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Scorpio Bulkers buys more time
    NYSE-listed Scorpio Bulkers has renegotiated loan terms, terminated charters and delayed newbuildings, but has declined to comment on whether it is considering an outright sale or privatisation of the company. Speculation has emerged that Scorpio Bulkers could either be taken private by its core...
  • Container shipper CMA CGM signs agreement with GAC Norway
    Oslo, 29 February 2016 - The Scandinavian arm of the world's third largest container shipping company CMA CGM has signed an agency, husbandry and NOx reporting agreement with GAC Norway for its ships calling at the port of Oslo. The CMA CGM Group has a fleet of 470 vessels...
  • India scraps export tax on shipment of low grade iron ore
    India has scrapped a 10% export tax on shipment of low-grade iron ore fines with iron content below 58%. This concedes to one of the main demands from, miners who said the decision would help them remain competitive amid a slump in global prices. India's finance minister,...
  • DP World signs CT4 contracts for Jebel Ali
    Global port and terminal operator DP World has signed two major construction contracts for its new Container Terminal 4 (CT4) at its flagship Jebel Ali Port in Dubai. To be built on a reclaimed island, CT4's first phase will add 3.1 million teu capacity...
  • European Commission to appeal Spanish tax-lease judgment
    The European Commission has decided to appeal against a Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) judgment that it had been wrong to rule that a Spanish ship finance tax-lease scheme infringed European Union state-aid rules. The court announced its surprise...
  • JadeWeserPort gets backing for second container terminal
    A feasibility study by the Bremen-based Institut für Seeverkehrswirtschaft und Logistik (Institute for Shipping Economics and Logistics) says construction of a second container terminal at JadeWeserPort, Wilhelmshaven - Germany's only deepsea port - "is not only technically realisable, but also economically prudent...
  • Bearish tone dominates bulk shipping news in Oslo
    The week has started with bearish tone dominating dry bulk shipping news in Oslo as Jinhui and Bulk Invest report deep losses. However, on a positive note, Golden Ocean's share offering is under way. Bulk Invest,...
  • French prefect warns shipowners after Laskiridis ship fined for pollution
    A French maritime prefect has warned that France will systematically prosecute all ships deliberately causing pollution off the French coast after a Laskiridis-managed bulker was spotted in the Bay of Biscay with a 40 km pollution slick in its wake. The vessel, 41,101 gt Thisseas, operated by Athens-based Lavinia...
  • Dayang Shipbuilding to lay off 600 workers
    Dayang Shipbuilding, a branch of Sinopacific Shipbuilding Group, will lay off to 600 employees, about 38% of its payroll, and merge five of its special project vehicles to ensure enough funding via financial leasing, according to an internal memo on 23 February. The yard plans to create the merged company to...
  • China restructures port fees
    China's Port Fees Charging Methods are to take effect on 1 March, and the Regulations on Port Fees will be repealed. The validity term of the Port Fees Charging Methods will be five years, and in case of any discrepancy in regulations released before, the new methods will prevail, the Ministry...
  • Cypriot government chooses consortia for Limassol port concessions
    The Cypriot government has awarded concessions for the operation of the port of Limassol, the island's biggest, to two international consortia. The concession for management of the port's container terminal has gone to a consortium led by Germany's Eurogate International in partnership with Cypriot marine services group...
  • Scandinavian shipping companies secure financing deals
    Product tanker owner Hafnia Tankers and Höegh LNG have unveiled financing deals with a combined value of USD583 million. Hafnia Tankers, based in Denmark, said it had signed a USD360 million credit facility with a consortium consisting of ABN AMRO Bank NV, Danish Ship Finance, Danske Bank A/S, and...
  • Expanded Frontline upbeat after strong 2015
    Frontline, the listed tanker company in John Fredriksen's business empire, has reported strong final-quarter and full-year 2015 figures that were boosted by its merger with Frontline 2012. The company says the outlook for the rest of the year remains encouraging. Group net profit amounted to USD58.6...
  • Korea Land and Housing Corporation signs MOU for port development
    Korea Land and Housing Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with the country's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries to get involved in port development projects in the country. Known as LH, the corporation is government-owned and is responsible for development of land and city,...
  • OSV oversupply spells trouble for vessel owners
    Statistics from IHS Petrodata indicate that the glut of offshore support vessels has worsened, making for a gloomier outlook for vessel owners. The figures show that there are now five OSVs for every rig, compared to three OSVs per rig prior...
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine chief to staff: Focus on battle at hand
    Hyundai Merchant Marine's (HMM's) CEO has appealed to the shipping line's staff to help the company stave off a liquidity crisis. In a message to staff on 26 February, HMM CEO Lee Paik Hoon said he felt...
  • Abandoned cruise ship sinks off Thailand causing oil spill
    An allegedly-abandoned passenger cruise ship has sunk off Laem Chabang, Thailand, resulting in an oil spill. The sunken 2,352 dwt Ocean Dream, owned by China-based Shanghai Eastime Ship Management, was anchored in the Bight of Bangkok, one mile off Laem Chabang breakwater for nearly more than a...
  • New USD40 million Suez channel to transform SCCT
    A new Suez Canal access channel that allows 24-hour access of ultra large container ships of 18,000 teu and above to the Suez Canal Container Terminal (SCCT) at East Port Said will reduce vessel turnaround times. The channel, which was completed...

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The Loadstarweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Saudia seeks to increase its global footprint via more partnerships with air cargo carriers
  • Analysis: Headwinds and choppy financial waters ahead as Hapag-Lloyd sails into 2016
  • Looks like more pain before any gain for the Asia-North Europe sea freight carriers
  • Steady as she goes for Panalpina, as the forwarder reports 'resilient' results in 'challenging' market
  • Companies from 20 countries 'involved in terrorist bomb supply chain'
  • Peru eyes sanctions for shipping lines over alleged price-fixing

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Huntington Ingalls gets contract for CVN 73 RCOH planning
  • Army awards $147.7 million ship repair contract
  • Racking up 2015 loss, Vard unveils new strategy
  • Historic voyage of U.S. shale gas to Brazil
  • WinGD approves MHI-MME's MET turbocharger for X-DF engines
  • Braemar system cuts costs of annual DP trials
  • Want to increase your profits? Add women to management
  • Storm ahead, norovirus on board, Anthem turns for home

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Port Angeles Port Commissioners announce District 2 candidate list
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority calling for director applications
  • Teamsters mechanics hold pickets warning of possible strike against United
  • Congressmen introduce new bill to make rail tax credit permanent
  • CMA CGM container ship marks Port Said channel opening

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Mega boxships lose their appeal as trade fundamentals shift
    Hapag-Lloyd and Maersk downplay prospects of ULCs on Pacific in immediate future
  • Results round up
    From Fontline to SFI, Scorpio to Stealth Gas, we bring you results from all the main maritime sectors
  • Angelicoussis move for Scorpio Bulkers fleet 'baseless', say executives
    Greek owner traditionally prefers bigger bulkers while analyst questions logic from Scorpio perspective
  • Golar LNG plummets to almost $200m loss
    Company to lower rate expectations to obtain long-term charters, freeing up capital from shipping activities to pump into FLNG
  • Diversification brings rewards for Ship Finance International
    Company taps tanker market strength through Frontline profit share agreement
  • StealthGas confident of benefiting when LPG segment recovers
    Leader in its smaller ship market sees hope in sector's tiny orderbook
  • Panalpina's ocean freight volumes down in 2015
    Freight forwarding giant reports 0.8% drop in traffic amid "very challenging environment"
  • Höegh LNG's FSRU growth story remains intact
    Company targets 12 operating FSRUs by 2019 under new focus, up from five currently
  • Handysize index rises for second week in succession
    Revival or false dawn? Too early to tell
  • Ruscon defies slump in domestic box traffic
    Box numbers up 11% last year despite ongoing sanctions restricting trade movements in and out of Russia
  • Gulftainer appoints Flemming Dalgaard as new chief executive
    Former Maersk and DP World man replaces Peter Richards to oversee ambitious growth strategy of UAE operator
  • Vard swings to net loss for 2015 on foreign exchange losses
    Group incurred NKr77m restructuring cost for 2015 due to severance payments for layoffs
  • Frontline sees profit rise as merged company beds down
    Robust fourth quarter 2015 boosted coffers for the year
  • Rerouted headhaul could save carriers millions
    Analysis of costs shows benefits of taking Asia-Europe trades around Africa instead of through Suez Canal
  • Iranian oil exports to Greece yet to materialise amid financial hurdles
    Pro-Rouhani parliamentary elections positive for restoring business confidence
  • Impairments hit Jinhui Holdings' results
    Hong Kong dry bulk owner sees challenging market environment ahead
  • Vallianz Holdings' 2015 revenue climbs 51% on OSV chartering and brokerage segment
    New charter contracts, fleet expansion and high fleet utilisation helped boost revenue
  • Yangzijiang posted weaker earnings despite strong orderbook
    Lower newbuilding prices and returns from financial assets to blame
  • Product tankers forced to take longer Asia-Europe trade route says EIA
    Longer voyage allows for more time to find a buyer or onshore storage space
  • Another acronym bites the dust
    GRIs are set to vanish from the European container trades as Brussels presses for greater price transparency but while lines agree to the changes, they insist that none of them has broken the law
  • Otto Marine 2015 revenue falls 31% amid industry downturn
    Group focused on sustaining vessel utilisation by increasing its orderbook
  • Expanded Panama Canal impact expected to be gradual
    Container lines likely to take their time upgrading services from 4,000 teu ship strings to loops deploying 12,000 teu vessels
  • Courage Marine books third consecutive annual loss
    Company expects fleet utilisation and freight rates to remain low for 2016
  • Mercator Lines gets more time for results release
    Dry bulk operator needs at least until March 15, 2016 to come up with unaudited third-quarter financial results

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Container lines face gloomy outlook despite demand growth
  • Lines could save big by routing via Cape of Good Hope
  • DHL's Appel sees long-term need for tech, training to spur growth
  • Suez Canal tonnage, ship calls off to weak 2016 start
  • Mega-ships are no panacea, Hapag-Lloyd CEO says
  • Orbcomm unveils new asset-management solution
  • US trucking industry can't stop driver exodus, transport institute says
  • IHS economist: Expect weak economic growth and slow trade
  • Gulftainer appoints Dalgaard as CEO
  • HMM rejects merger speculation, clarifies financial adviser role
  • Terminal dispute threatens bankruptcy at Ukraine's Ilyichevsk port
  • DHL's Appel rejects talk of global recession
  • Maersk forecasts healthy eastbound trans-Pacific growth
  • NVOCCs want container weight mandate updates from IMO
  • Chennai faces murky future as competition intensifies
  • Confusion surrounds looming IMO container weight mandate
  • Panalpina profit creeps up as ocean, air freight traffic slips
  • APM Terminals orders hybrid straddle carriers for Italy terminal
  • Needed container industry consolidation would bring debt risks

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Farstad sees fourth-quarter loss
    Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner reports significant loss on fleet impairment.
  • Hapag-Lloyd defends self in Peru probe
    German company says dealings were legal amid competition authority probe of 11 liner operators.
  • Golar preps plans to convert LNG carriers
    Switching several tri-fuel LNG carriers to FSRUs could boost earnings potential, company says.
  • Frontline firm on finance and growth
    John Fredriksen-backed owner confident of loans for 22 newbuildings and expansion ambitions.
  • Pacific Basin finds hope in minor bulk
    Though Chinese demand for principal bulker cargoes has declined, story may be different for other commodities.
  • Solvang offers special payout after record Q4
    Norwegian gas carrier owner declares extraordinary dividend as fourth quarter earnings climb.
  • Hoegh LNG Partners ups earnings
    Spin-off partnership prospers in fourth quarter as revenue increases.
  • Golar LNG's 'spot concern' as MLP makes more
    LNG and FSRU specialist companies post mixed results in the fourth quarter.
  • Havila falls to $165m loss in Q4
    Asset write-down condemns offshore shipowner to big deficit in tough markets.
  • Ship Finance pushes up Q4 earnings
    John Fredriksen's shipowning vehicle boosted by fewer derivatives losses at the end of 2015.
  • Aurora posts lower than expected profit
    LPG carrier owner misses the market's estimate for the fourth quarter but pushes up annual figure.
  • Yangzijiang profit slashed in Q4
    Chinese shipyard group's earnings hit as revenue falls in final three months.
  • Tallink rides record revenue to bigger profit
    Estonian ro-pax owner reports strong annual result thanks to more passengers and higher onboard spending.
  • Scorpio Tankers beats estimates in Q4
    New York-listed tanker owner reports strong quarterly and annual result thanks to good rates and vessel additions.
  • Write-down pushes SALT's 2015 loss to $510m
    Scorpio bulker company takes $422.93m hit from vessels held for sale.
  • Olympic Ship finds work for four offshore vessels
    Norwegian owner locks quartet into short-term contracts in Africa and the Caribbean.
  • Bahri confirms Hanjin VLCC buy
    Saudi Arabian group paying $75m for Korean owner's last big tanker.
  • Pac Basin outperforms market, chops loss
    Hong Kong-listed owner manages to reduce its deficit for the full year after exiting its towage and ro-ro business.
  • Only 'weeks' left to save Bulk Invest
    Struggling Norwegian owner still trying to cut charter-in rates as it reveals contract claims could total $250m if it goes under.
  • Viking Supply Ships faces cash crunch
    Offshore vessel owner has less than a month to find a viable solution as it turned red in 2015.
  • Frontline prospers after merger as profit soars
    John Fredriksen's tanker operation turns around last year's fourth quarter loss after combining with Frontline 2012.
  • Y-Entec orders chemical tanker in Vietnam
    Korean company heading to Pha Rung Shipyard for 6,500-dwt ship.
  • Hoegh LNG cuts loss in Q4
    LNGC owner hit by $37m impairment from pulling out of floating LNG operations.
  • Hoegh LNG secures $223m for new FSRU
    Norwegian owner taps banks for seventh vessel due next year.
  • Marooned Chinese cruiseship sinks off Thailand
    Fears raised over potential pollution incident following failed attempt to rescue vessel.
  • Vard Holdings bleeds red ink in Q4 and full-year
    Brazilian provisions, forex losses and reduced activity combine to sink Norwegian shipbuilder.
  • Vard looks to diversify to beat offshore downturn
    Fincantieri-backed shipbuilder eyes wind, cruse, military and the Middle East in bid to survive.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • NEWS FLASH: NVOCCs petition IMO for information on enforcement of container weight regulations
  • Port driver protests target Pac 9, XPO

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 29, 2016
  • Shipping industry urges IMO to decide timing of global sulfur cap in October
    Want upcoming MEPC meeting to 'agree in principle' that a final decision should be taken at MEPC 70.
  • Singapore fuel oil market braces for heavy supply in March: sources
    Bunker markets in Singapore and Fujairah weighed down by too much supply as Iranian fuel oil cargoes return.
  • Houston IFO 180 CST price spikes $69/mt on lack of suppliers
    Demand for the grade is practically nonexistent so no one will keep it in tank.
  • Not in Kansas any more
    Steve Simms believes the bunker industry has been forever altered by its very own trip to 'Oz'.
  • S Arabian Jeddah's bunker fuel supplier pool shrinks, availability tightens
    Market sources expect tightness to ease by end-March






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