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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 3, 2016
  • HK down by 9.6pc to 1.64 million TEU, Singapore off 10pc, Shanghai off 7pc
  • Global container port throughput rises by 1.1pc in 2015: Alphaliner
  • Ships without approved Admiralty charts to be fined by Suez Canal Authority
  • Rotterdam port profit down 1.7pc as it clears debt for Maasvlakte 2
  • Police suppress Calais ring road riots as bulldozers level migrant camp
  • Global Consolidators Working Group seeks clarity on box weigh-in rules
  • China to set up more free trade zones to revitalise slowing economy
  • Kuehne + Nagel profit up 5.4pc to US$679.6 million, sales slip 4.7pc
  • CEVA operating profit up 22pc to US$272 million, but sales slip 0.5pc
  • Study supports creation second container terminal at Wilhelmshaven
  • Antwerp sets 15.65-metre draught record docking 15,500-TEUer
  • RUSCON's export box traffic rises 32pc in 2015, but imports fall 4.5pc
  • Maersk's APM Terminals Vado orders 19 Kalmar hybrid straddle carriers
  • Damco expands logistics capacity in Vietnam anticipating robust growth
  • Transport PR firm ISIS Communications rebrands to Portcare
  • Korean Air sets up codeshare with Jet Airways on Seoul-India routes
  • Oman Air to implement SmartKargo's cloud-based cargo platform
  • Boeing signs Mexican biofuel deal in its quest for sustainability
  • Yusen opens new forwarding service at Central Java's Semarang airport

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • CMA CGM to improve service between Indian Subcontinent/Middle East Gulf & Douala (Cameroon)
  • Elektrans Global strengthens its Board & senior management team
  • Shipping & offshore maritime sectors asked to be alert to implications of new US lease accounting standard
  • TWS participates in CTL & BHP 2016 in Mumbai
  • US exporters wary of international container weight verification rule
  • Paradip Port Trust handles record cargo in Feb. 2016
  • Visakhapatnam Port to facilitate Nepal trade
  • Mumbai International Cargo Terminal obtains C-TPAT certification
  • Budget proposes legislation to resolve disputes, guidelines for renegotiating PPP projects
  • Weaker demand made 2015 a bad year for world trade

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 3, 2016
  • New name for DB Schenker Rail
  • New US standards for shipping industry's bottom line
  • Smooth move to new campus in Bergheim
  • Captain Eco goes to Contargo
  • New digital system to simplify shipping by rail
  • Alaska Airlines simplifying cargo business
  • Zim adds SANA service to intra America network
  • Unveiling in Vietnam
  • M&M introduces new set-up in Germany
  • India: new wagons for coal transportation
  • Crane takes Cranach in its belly
  • Direct LCL import service to Detroit
  • Communication consultancy rebrands as Portcare
  • Robots take up trailer making in Netherlands
  • CMP new hub for SCA's network
  • Pharmaceuticals in trained hands in Denmark
  • Qatar Airways Cargo - volume up 37.5%
  • K + N still leader of the pack

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IHS Maritimeweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Genting acquires three Nordic yards in Germany
    Leisure and hospitality group Genting Hong Kong has acquired three Nordic Yards' shipbuilding facilities in Germany for a consideration of EUR230.6 million (USD250.4 million). The purchase of the three yards - Wismar, Warnemunde and Stralsund - comes on the heels of the purchase of Lloyd Werft...
  • Rotterdam and Singapore ports strengthen collaboration
    Port of Rotterdam (PoR) is seeking closer ties with the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) for future joint development of port solutions and project collaboration. A roundtable discussion held by PoR in Singapore on 2 March discussed...
  • ZIM restructuring will allow carrier to focus on trades where it enjoys a competitive advantage
    ZIM Integrated Shipping Services' restructuring programme, which eliminates its four areas structure, will make it a more flexible, lean and agile enterprise, allowing it to focus on trade where its enjoys a competitive advantage. According to Rafael Ben Ari,...
  • US yard lands expedition cruise vessel deal
    Giving wider dimension to the US shipyard industry's workload in a higher added-value sector of the market, Lindblad Expeditions Holdings has awarded construction of two small cruise vessels to Nichols Brothers Boat Builders. Representing a combined contract value of USD94.8 million, the duo will be operated by Lindblad...
  • COSCOCS, CMA CGM looking to IRISL as alliance partner
    China COSCO Shipping Corp (COSCOCS) and CMA CGM intend to involve Evergreen and Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) as well as Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) in their new alliance, CCEO, Chinese shipping sources have told IHS Fairplay. According...
  • Kimbe Queen owner and master arrested and charged
    Police in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Monday arrested and charged the shipowner and captain of the Kimbe Queen, which ran aground on Elizabeth Reef west of Rabaul in December. Both men have since been granted bail. The arrests...
  • New takeover 'imminent' as rivals for Australia's top terminal team up
    A decision on a new joint AUD9.05 billion (USD6.5million) takeover bid between former rival suitors Australia's Qube Logistics and Canada's Brookfield Infrastructure for Asciano ports and rail business is expected this month. "A decision is imminent," a Qube spokesperson told IHS Fairplay. "But with all these documents...
  • Three injured in crane accident at Sembcorp Marine yard
    A shore crane has collapsed in Sembcorp Marine's Tanjong Kling yard in Singapore, damaging a jackup rig newbuilding and injuring three workers. The damaged rig is identified as Noble Lloyd Noble, owned by Noble Corporation of Switzerland. On the afternoon of 28 February, the shore crane was hauling a bundle of...
  • PETRONAS delays Rotan FLNG project
    Malaysian national oil and gas company PETRONAS has confirmed to IHS Fairplay that the Rotan floating LNG project will be delayed by two years. PETRONAS, which posted a 4Q15 loss of MYR4.69 billion (USD1.09 billion), saw full-year profit fall 56% year-on-year to MYR20.8 billion amid plunging oil prices. The company said that...
  • Shutdown of Japan plants raises tonne-mile ethylene shipments
    Asia could source ethylene and propylene from farther afield as Japan continues to shut petrochemical production capacity. Japan exported 800,000 tonnes of ethylene and 1.3 million tonnes of propylene, a 10% decline from 2014. During 2015, Japan also saw another petrochemical plant closing down, namely Sumitomo Chemicals' plant...
  • Seoul and Tehran ink shipping and port MoU
    The governments of South Korea and Iran have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) pertaining to mutual co-operation in the areas of shipping and port development. South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries (MOF) issued a statement...
  • Surging Indian demand good news for tankers
    In what is good news for tanker markets India's burgeoning oil demand is estimated to hit 9.8 million barrels per day (bpd) by 2040 from the current 3.8 million bpd. More than 60% (or 2 million bpd) have to be imported (approximately 7...
  • COSCON and CSCL integration gets underway
    COSCO Container Lines (COSCON) and China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) have inked a series of leasing contracts of containers and container ships today. From 1 March, COSCON entered an integration transition period, in which COSCON will...
  • Otto Marine wins long-term contract worth USD67.8 million.
    Singapore-listed Otto Marine has secured a long-term contract worth AUD94.8 million (USD67.8 million) in supplying offshore supply vessels (OSVs) to operate in Australia. The contract duration is for five years with an option for an additional five. This is considered a lengthy term by industry standards, as the latest OSV charter...
  • Infrastructure issues main barrier to growth in US ocean exports
    Weak export growth is a serious impediment to economic growth and prosperity in the US and is hampered more by inadequate infrastructure than by the strong US dollar, delegates were told at the TPM 2016 conference in Long Beach. "If we don't get this to work it's not going to...
  • OSG poised to split Jones Act and international tanker fleets
    A plan to spin off the international tanker fleet of Overseas Shipholding Group (OSG) has been languishing on the table since 2014, when OSG was in bankruptcy, but the company's chief executive Ian Blackley now confirms that this strategy is a top priority. "We have engaged...
  • Star Bulk continues its frenetic back-peddling
    Star Bulk, which is majority owned by private equity group Oaktree, has further reduced its exposure to the dry cargo depression as it rapidly backtracks from its myriad ill-timed investments. On 29 February, the NASDAQ-listed bulker owner confirmed that it had negotiated the deferral of...

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The Loadstarweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Boxship bedlam may be a golden opportunity for 3PLs as 'exhausted' shippers seek help
  • Qatar - 'no worse than anyone else on price dumping' - sees air cargo tonnage rise
  • Big is beautiful when it comes to containerships, a myth says ocean freight industry
  • Hellmann the last to settle as New York freight forwarding antitrust case ends
  • Efficiency the key as K+N retains top forwarder spot despite currency impact
  • Air France-KLM cargo chief Bram Gräber quits

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Whale watching cat to be Volvo Penta powered
  • NASSCO awarded $156.5 million for LHD-2 PMA
  • Fincantieri and Shanghai yard in cruise ship repair accord
  • Austal gets $14.6 million for LCS 10, LCS 12 changes
  • Alfa Laval plans huge extension of Aalborg facility
  • Cape Town shipbuilder wins major ferry order

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Portland marina fire destroys over 300 boats
  • Greenbrier Senior Vice President, CCO announces plans to leave company
  • NYK adds NYK BLUEJAY to container vessel fleet
  • Port of Seattle detective named Officer of the Year
  • Diana Shipping sets charter for dry bulk vessel PROTEFS

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • 'We're okay for now' says Star Bulk
    Latest sales and cancellations further extend bulker owner's runway
  • Improved ocean and air freight margins lift K+N to record profits
    Kuehne + Nagel reports double-digit increases in full-year forwarding earnings despite flat markets
  • Want to work for Lloyd's List?
    We're looking for two new hires to add to our team of international editors and journalists
  • Clay Maitland to receive this year's prestigious North American lifetime achievement award
    Panel of independent judges to select other awards winners at CMA after category nominations finally close
  • Genmar VLCC sale highlights tough choice for owners
    Owners faced with the option of struggling to get older tankers fixed or sell them
  • North Korean shipping targeted in UN sanction vote
    Cargo inspections set to be mandatory, as 31 vessels designated
  • Maersk returns to Liverpool
    Group's intra-European shortsea subsidiary to launch new service linking UK port with the Mediterranean and North Africa next month
  • Stolt-Nielsen launches $30m share buyback
    Chemical tanker company will purchase its own shares through the open market and private offerings
  • Euroseas starts time charter for newly delivered bulker
    Charter runs until January 2020 with option to extend for another year
  • You don't travel to the future, you create it
    ABS' Kirsi Tikka addressed an industry audience at Immediasea on some of the innovation and sustainability challenges facing our industry and how we might respond
  • Pirates targeting ship cargoes via online hacking
    Criminals identify valuable goods by downloading bills of lading
  • Troy Container Line launches expanded service to Ireland
    Emerald Isle Express commenced fixed-day sailing services from all US container freight stations
  • Otto Marine unit wins chartering contract worth $68.4m
    Contract for period of five years with option to extend by another five
  • Impairment charges drag Swiber to 2015 net loss
    But revenue receives boost from Latin America and South Asia business
  • US Coast Guard 'U-turn' on box weights shocks safety campaigners
    Ocean carriers and shippers told by top Coast Guard officer to change their business practices to comply with Solas amendment
  • US-Asia LNG trade could take five years
    No major cargo movement in a world of huge oversupply, says Holmwood Consulting boss
  • Data will drive disruption in the maritime sector, say experts
    Short-term outlooks based on market fundamentals hinder maritime innovation
  • AGCS appoints Andrew Whitehouse as London head of marine
    Head of cargo switches role in internal promotion

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Mega-ships bring mega-risks, former ship captains tell TPM
  • Clear strategies key to captializing on supply chain visibility
  • Marseille port cites labor stability for volume growth
  • Kuehne + Nagle profit slips on weak container volume
  • National Industrial Transportation League names Hedrick director
  • Views differ on outlook for growth in Panama traffic to US East Coast
  • New logistics centers could boost volumes at Russia's ports
  • CMA CGM, China Cosco Shipping in alliance talks with IRISL
  • VIDEO: Slow economic growth on the horizon
  • UASC upgrades India service network
  • J.M. Baxi Group signs contract for container-handling at Kandla Port
  • Getting empties to the right places key to US export growth

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Pyxis mulls tanker sales; flips to profit
    New York-listed products tanker owner also considers acquisitions after first quarter as listed company.
  • VLCCs may Gener8 interest from buyers
    New York owner dangling two older units on sales block as it continues to grow through huge newbuilding programme.
  • Hellenic Carriers plans to go private
    Greek bulker reports loss amid 'squeezed freight margins' as it prepares to delist.
  • Finland's Containerships slips to loss
    Container line hit by falling Russian demand as Q4 result turns red.
  • Japan utility signs US LNG offtake deal
    Largest gas utility in Japan will look to US for more supply
  • Laskaridis vessel causes spill in France
    Navy aircraft spots long slick behind Liberia-flagged bulker off Brest.
  • Genting splashes $250m on Nordic Yards
    Malaysian owner of Star Cruises takes over three more German shipyards in a bid to further its vessel-building ambitions.
  • World Wide Supply considers vessel sales
    Bondholder-controlled owner logs heavy annual loss and looks to relieve debt through disposals.
  • Diana Shipping sees loss more than treble
    New York-listed bulker owner hit by falling rates and revenues in fourth quarter.
  • Latvian Shipping slashes 2015 loss
    Riga tanker owner edges up revenue, but takes $23m hit from property write-down.
  • Norden logs $285m loss in 2015 after writedown
    Danish owner's reduced deficit in accordance with guidance as record tanker result not enough to offset dry misery.
  • Island writes down fleet as it turns red
    Norwegian shipowner logs full year loss of more than $42.1m, with further lay-ups considered.
  • Eimskip charters in Gebr Winter boxship
    Icelandic line adds 2010-built feeder vessel to beef up operations in Europe.
  • Van Oord snaps up hopper dredger
    Dutch owner buys 1998-built vessel from compatriot Abeko Marine.
  • Fredriksen raises $510m through Marine Harvest sale
    Tycoon cashes in on valuable chunk of fish farm business as he adds to cash war chest.
  • Norden logs $285m loss in 2015 after big write-down
    Danish owner's reduced deficit in accordance with guidance as record tanker result not enough to offset dry misery.
  • James Fisher sees tanker profit jump
    Products fleet benefits from lower costs and renegotiated charters during 2015.
  • Zim starts new South American run
    Israeli container line sending two feederships into Guyana and Suriname.
  • Solstad wins long-term contract extension
    Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner secures further employment for one of its vessels until late 2019.
  • Crewman killed by fall on supramax
    Seafarer plunges into hold of Chinese bulker in rough seas off Vietnam.
  • Subsea 7 forced into $657m in write-downs
    Shipowner has also disclosed that job redundancies announced in 2015 have been increased by 45% to 3,600.
  • Stolt-Nielsen launches $30m buyback
    Oslo-listed tanker owner splashing cash on its shares for the second time in little over a year.
  • Euroseas goes for cashflow with latest fixture
    Aristides Pittas-led shipowner ties up boxship at reduced rate as new kamsarmax starts earning.
  • Otto Marine ties-up potential ten year charter
    Singapore-listed offshore support vessel operator wins FPSO support deal in Australia.
  • Pirates hacking ships to target cargoes
    Verizon report says global shipping company suffered data breach, then targeted boardings.
  • Crane boom collapses at Semcorp Marine yard
    At least one jack-up newbuilding damaged in latest incident at Singapore rig-building yard.
  • CMA-CGM stake in NOL edges past 4%
    French liner giant's acquisition of Singapore rival still on track for 2016 close, say analysts.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Norfolk Southern streamlines operating regions
  • K + N reports 5.4% increase in net profits
  • Hazcheck portal simplifies dangerous goods booking for vessel alliances
  • Troy Container Lines adds Ireland service
  • GRI Roundup: Maersk Line, CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd
  • NFTC president praises USDA final rule on COOL
  • CMA CGM officially disposes of Delmas brand
  • TECSYS reports flat profits on increased revenues
  • CSX selects N.C. site for industrial development
  • SkyBitz launches intermodal chassis tracking tool
  • AAEI conference to examine the '(R)Evolution' of trade
  • POLB touts carrier compliance with emission-reduction program
  • WSC 'stunned' by USCG position on enforcement of verified gross mass requirement
  • Deutsche Bahn rebrands freight rail unit

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 2, 2016
  • Caribbean VLCCs fall to 5-month low on slight inquiry: sources
    'The Persian Gulf is dead right now and there are too many ships,' says shipbroker.
  • Low bunker prices exacerbating dry bulk ship oversupply as ships speed up
    Handysize owner says it has taken precautions to survive 'dire market' in 2016.
  • US Gulf Coast fuel oil MOC has most active month ever: data
    All of the 108 USGC 3%S fuel oil trades in February involved Glencore, Valero, or Vitol.
  • Novorossiisk bunker fuel shortage to last weeks: sources
    Resupply next week but outlook still tight.
  • Rotterdam's LNG bunkering volume soars to 2 mil mt end 2015: port president
    Twice of Antwerp's, three times more than Hamburg
  • Crude futures settle higher in choppy trading, WTI tests $35/b
    Tuesday marked the second time in less than a week that prompt NYMEX crude has flirted with $35/b.






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