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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 5, 2016
  • World's biggest ever box load - 18,601 TEU - docks at London Gateway
  • China to learn from Israel's IAI on how to make its own civil aircraft
  • Gulftainer's Khorfakkan port breaks world box productivity record
  • Chittagong breaks record, tops 2 million TEU a year sooner than targeted
  • Vietnam posts first trade deficit in 3 years as Chinese imports rise 12.5pc
  • Gdansk will open tenders for new deep-water External Port in late 2016
  • Work complete to up Evergreen's Colon Terminal capacity to 2 million TEU
  • Moving closer: India and China to study regional trade pacts
  • Taiwan's air and sea transport concerns form alliance to exploit e-commerce
  • Consumer Confidence Index in US increased to 96.5 in December
  • Saudi Arabia faces US$98 billion deficit as oil revenue drops
  • Oil to fall to US$30 - perhaps $20 - before rebound, says analyst
  • Warm weather threatens deliveries on ice road in Canada's far north
  • German court rules against Etihad-Air Berlin cargo code share deal
  • American Airlines joins American Red Cross to aid Texas tornado victims
  • KL relief aid for flood victims held up by Tamil Nadu customs red tape

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Bahri Board approves purchase of two second-hand VLCCs
  • CMA CGM service to call at Zeebrugge port
  • Cochin Shipyard becomes first licenced Indian shipyard to make LNG vessels
  • Evergreen celebrates a new berth at its Colon Terminal
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics appoints Shubhendu Das as Managing Director of Indian subsidiary
  • Trade suffers at Mumbai Port due to shortage of labour, Customs red tape, says MANSA
  • UASC announces record breaking load of 18,601 TEUs on board
  • ZIM Black Sea Service Express (ZBX) seasonal reefer service to commence in Jan.
  • Double record for port of Antwerp in 2015
  • Gadkari inaugurates capital dredging at Mormugao Port
  • JN Port & JNPCT handle record throughput in calendar year 2015
  • INR plunges against dollar on heavy demand for US currency
  • Onion exports drop 18 pc
  • Textile exports hit by US legislation: Ficci

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 5, 2016
  • BDP names new HR head
  • Takeover to create major logistics service provider
  • New MD for HHLA's intermodal subsidiary
  • SF Airlines is first Chinese B767-300BCF owner
  • TIR finding favour again in Russia
  • New service links Med and Black Sea
  • Christmas gift for Crowley
  • Metzger bowing out of Migros
  • Kerry opens new IT development centre
  • Abidjan airport wants to grow freight business
  • Pruning operating costs again
  • HSBC counts on pickup of global trade
  • World's biggest quay cranes to be erected in February
  • GAL moves to new premises
  • Bombardier delivers Q400 cargo-combi aircraft
  • More intermodal services between UK and Italy

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • BIMCO warns of another tough year for shipping
    he year 2015 was a tough one for shipping and the outlook for this year threatens further challenges, with weak global economic growth and oversupply of capacity plaguing many sectors of the industry, according to one leading Danish analyst. The negative indicators seen at the end of...
  • Boskalis to acquire German dredging market leader Strabag Wasserbau
    Dutch dredging and maritime services group Boskalis has agreed with Austrian construction group Strabag SE to acquire the dredging activities and assets of its German subsidiary Strabag Wasserbau for EUR70 million (USD76 million). Strabag Wasserbau, known until 2013 as Josef Möbius Bau-GmbH, is the German dredging market...
  • Ocean Signal Appoints Marinplus as Exclusive Distributor in Sweden
    Ocean Signal has appointed Marinplus AB as its exclusive distributor in Sweden. Marinplus will now supply a comprehensive range of Ocean Signal products, including its rescueME devices and SafeSea portfolio of GMDSS products. A leading provider of user-friendly and innovative solutions to the boating industry in northern Europe, Marinplus is well placed...
  • First ever dual-fuel cement carrier delivered
    Greenland has extended the reach of LNG as a marine fuel. Credit: Andrew MarrinkDutch shipyard Ferus Smit has put down a new marker for the industry with the delivery of a dedicated cement carrier powered by dual-fuel machinery. The 7,300 dwt Greenland is the world's first-ever dry bulk cargo vessel...
  • Bulker operator Hayne Shipping taps into government fund
    Richard Yang Jin-ho. Credit: Hayne ShippingSouth Korean bulker operator Hayne Shipping has turned to the Korea Credit Guarantee Fund (KODIT) to raise KRW2.5 billion (USD2.1 million) for working capital. The company, led by Richard Yang Jin-ho, will issue bonds that will be underwritten by KODIT, set up in 1976 to offer financial...
  • Korean shipbuilder HHI could slash more jobs in 2016, warns chairman
    An HHI shipyard. Credit: HasenpuschSouth Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world's biggest shipbuilder, could shed more jobs as it fights to restore profitability in 2016. Its chairman Choi Gil-seon, said in his New Year's address that more consolidation is needed to overcome a slowing world economy and a tough shipping...
  • No rebound in 2016, says 'K' Line chief
    Credit: Southern Cross MaritimeThere will be no sustained recovery in the dry bulk or container shipping sectors this year amid overcapacity in the industry and slowing demand for raw materials from China, said 'K' Line president and CEO Eizo Murakami.In his New Year's address, Murakami said that while falling bunker...
  • Alan Tung drops 'acting' label at OOIL to become permanent CFO
    Two years after being appointed acting chief financial officer of Orient Overseas International Ltd (OOIL), the parent company of box ship and terminal operator OOCL, executive director Alan Tung can finally hang the CFO nameplate on the door to his office.Tung replaced Ken Cambie as acting CFO after the ship finance...
  • Supply growth, financing in focus as tanker market enters new year
    A crude tanker. Credit: Southern Cross MaritimeAs the crude oil market remains well supplied with production and prices consequently low, the demand side remains encouraging, but increasing supply of tonnage raises questions about the sustainability of the current strong cycle in the tanker business. At the same time, investors are...
  • Cambodia's largest port plans 2016 listing on CSX
    Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP), the operator of Cambodia's largest port, plans to list on the Cambodia Securities Exchange (CSX) in the first half of 2016. The listing, which will allow SAP to take advantage of tax incentives offered to companies that list on the CSX before 2017,...
  • Tanker revival will not last forever, says MOL executive
    It is unrealistic to expect the robust tanker shipping segment, driven by the contango market that has traders buying cheap crude oil to store and wait for higher prices, to last forever, said Junichiro Ikeda, CEO of Japan shipping company, MOL.In his New Year's message, Ikeda acknowledged that although the...
  • Haifa and Ashdod to handle 3.5 million teu by 2021
    Israel is forecasting throughput growth of 40% at the Mediterranean container ports of Haifa and Ashdod over the coming five years. According to Israel Ports, Co., (IPC), the body that oversees the development of the country's three commercial seaports at Haifa, Ashdod, and Eilat, the ports will handle around...
  • Ship runs aground off Dos Bocas, Mexico
    A vessel belonging to Singapore-listed offshore services provider Swiber Holdings ran aground off Dos Bocas, Mexico, on 2 January. According to local media, strong winds and waves with the height of up to 2 m slammed into the coastline of the Gulf of Mexico during that time, while 2008-built, 1,475 dwt...

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • 'Another year of flat-lining growth' as air freight volumes suffer from 'lacklustre' global trade
  • Are the US west coast ports 'big ship-ready' - or perhaps not quite yet?
  • The 2016 Loadstar 'Watchlist' : which high-flyers are at the crossroads?
  • Japanese shipping giants warn of 'severe' business climate
  • Container weighing harmonisation still a far cry
  • Major challenges for forwarders in 2016, says BIFA

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Crowley buys more boxes
  • ST Marine books orders worth S$344 million
  • USCG updates on Western Rivers situation
  • NTSB opens El Faro accident docket
  • Boskalis to acquire German dredging operation
  • BIMCO releases Guidelines on Cyber Security Onboard Ships

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • International Shipholding Corp. gives third strategic plan update
  • ZIM adding new boxes to specialty container fleet
  • Astoria-based Coast Guard Cutter returns from 52-day patrol mission
  • APL container vessel makes first call to Guam
  • Cargill selling crop insurance arm to Silveus Insurance Group

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Show me the money: Doom and gloom...ex and then more gloom
    Container lines braced for profit erosion after terrible third quarter
  • New Year VLCC rate jumps in Worldscale terms, but earnings soften
    2016 Worldscale flat rates are based on much lower bunker prices
  • Handies open 2016 near all-time low
    Limited coal and minor bulk cargoes keep rates at depressed levels
  • DHT sells suezmax tanker to pay debt
    Fourth-quarter financial report to record $800,000 loss on sale of DHT Trader
  • Europe and Japan might yield surprising uplift for shipping, says BIMCO
    Industry group expects tanker earnings to hold firm but container and bulker rates to remain pressured
  • NTSB mulls further El Faro black box search
    Images show VDR missing from navigation bridge
  • Maritime associations launch cyber security guidelines
    Document promotes risk-based development of cyber security defences
  • Beijing formally unveils China Cosco Shipping Group
    Xu Lirong is appointed new entity's chairman
  • Bauxite mines pollution threatens Malaysian exports to China
    NGOs threaten to halt transport of ore to east coast ports
  • Carriers will have to idle more capacity than in 2009 for rates to recover
    Potential revenue gain of $13bn seen if carriers repeat 2010 rate rebound
  • Genting Hong Kong completes purchase of Lloyd Werft
    Subsidiary of Malaysian conglomerate exercises call option to buy a 30% stake worth $18m
  • Shalabh Mittal quits Mercator parent's board
    Chief executive's son will continue to serve as boss of Singapore-listed subsidiary Mercator Lines Singapore
  • Hyundai Heavy sets 2016 order and sales targets lower than 2015
    HHI chief executive sets sights on returning to profit this year
  • China Ocean Shipbuilding Industry's $13m convertible bond cancelled
    Bond offering was to partly finance LNG business in China
  • US court rejects Cosco Busan pilot's bid to reinstate maritime licence
    Capt John Cota had appealed a decision by the US Coast Guard
  • RasGas cuts price of LNG sold to Petronet by almost half
    Revised agreement requires Petronet to buy an additional 1m tonnes of LNG per year up to 2028
  • Going forward in apprehension
    If you are looking for an illustration of real confidence in the coming year, look no further than the shippers...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Terminal pricing changes could offer $3 billion savings, McKinsey finds
  • Spot reefer rate shows unexpected strength
  • Bruce Seaton, former APL president, dies at 90
  • Spot rates spike ahead of Chinese New Year
  • NY-NJ port handled record number of lifts in November
  • US regulators shut down Northeast LTL trucking firm
  • Port Tracker forecasts drop in North Europe container traffic
  • Weak factory data roils China markets
  • Alan Tung finally installed as CFO at OOIL
  • Antwerp calls for Rotterdam alliance to meet China challenge
  • JNPT throughput barely increases in December
  • Cambodia's profitable Sihanoukville port plans to list in 2016
  • No recovery in shipping this year, 'K' Line head says
  • New APL service in maiden Guam call

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Star Bulk offloads capesize newbuidings
    New York-listed bulker owner sells quartet for $148m to pay instalments on orderbook.
  • US LNG export plant takes in first gas
    The first of many export plants begins process of receiving and chilling natural gas.
  • Shipping joins in stock price plunge
    Maritime shares slide amid China-fuelled global rout, with Scorpio Bulkers leading in US.
  • Australian arrest rules change radically
    Clyde & Co says flood of OW Bunker lawsuits taking advantage of shift from English rules.
  • MSC returns to Iran
    Iranian official says boxship docked at Shahid Rajaie for first time in six years.
  • Gas ships wait near Indian port to offload
    Strike ended at major Indian LPG import facility, but a queue of cargoes waits to unload.
  • Two more detained by US for ORB deficiencies
    Coast Guard detains eight vessels, including Baltimar Zephyr for oil record book.
  • Arctic Securities hot for hydrocarbon stocks
    Norwegian investment bank includes Fredriksen, Troim, Sohmen-Pao and Hoegh in its top picks.
  • Lindblad adds another
    Nasdaq-listed owner snaps up Chilean cruiseship for runs to Galapagos Islands.
  • ST Marine busy in Q4
    Temasek Holdings-controlled shipyard wins orders worth $344m during the last three months of 2015.
  • DHT confirms $26.5m sale of suezmax
    Tanker owner makes good on plan to divest some older tonnage in high market.
  • Three drunk crew held
    Russian cargoship's master among those arrested by Danish police after going off course.
  • Precious confirms scrap sale
    Thai owner continues to rejuvenate fleet with disposal of 1995-built handysize.
  • Seafarer dies as wave hits
    Crewman on Schoeller boxship goes overboard off UK in big swell; another injured.
  • CMA CGM orders double
    French container line reportedly adds 1,700-teu ships to orderbook in China.
  • Sinha takes top job
    Personnel director replaces retired AK Gupta as managing director of India's SCI.
  • Bimco: Brace yourself for challenging year
    Tricky 2016 awaits with Chinese economy creating a new normal, Peter Sand says.
  • SeaBird changes CEO
    Norwegian seismic vessel owner replaces former boss Dag Reynolds with Frenchman Christophe Debouvry.
  • Prosafe job delayed
    Statoil pushes back charter of accommodation ship for UK project into 2017.
  • WSF goes fourth
    US ferry owner orders ship number four in Olympic class for $122m.
  • Hyundai Heavy lowers order sights for 2016
    South Korean shipbuilding giant pencils in lower newbuilding and revenue figures for this year.
  • K Line to keep spending
    President Eizo Murakami pledges investment in energy transport and other sectors.
  • Shape up or ship out
    MOL CEO Junichiro Ikeda calls on divisions to prove their worth in tough markets.
  • Polarcus stretches Turkish deal
    Middle East owner wins two more years of seismic management work from Turkish Petroleum.
  • BSC torches trio
    Fleet modernization drive sees Bangladeshi owner send three multi-purpose ships for recycling.
  • Genting takes rest of shipyard Lloyd Werft
    Malaysian conglomerate exercises call option to take full control of German shipyard.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Kerry Logistics opens new IT development center
  • Ruscon increases container handling 6.3% in 2015
  • Momentum Transportation acquires fellow Jacksonville intermodal service provider
  • Bruce Seaton, former APL executive, dies at age 90
  • Report: Mafia responsible for fraudulent exports of Italian food
  • Chinese port groups partner on terminal development
  • Executive Moves: UPS and Diaz Trade Law
  • GRI Roundup: CMA CGM and Hapag-Lloyd
  • Container rates skyrocket on major east-west trades
  • El Faro investigators may return to scene of wreck in second effort to find 'black box'
  • Canada fines railways $6.8m for surplus grain revenues

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 4, 2016
  • Guidelines focus on cyber security for shipping
    'The aim is to help shipowners protect against cyber attacks.'
  • Bunker clauses in the spotlight as shipowners renew charter contracts
    Bunkers clauses have 'failed to take into account' 50% drop in bunker prices.
  • Singapore 380 CST high sulfur fuel oil at six-month high on tight supply
    There should be ample supply by January 20.
  • Guidlines focus on cyber security for shipping
    'The aim is to help shipowners protect against cyber attacks.'
  • Chemoil's Americas business to become Glencore from January 1: source
    The brand Chemoil will continue to exist outside of the Americas.
  • Cold ironing 'less appealing'
    When compared to other emissions reduction methods.
  • Cyprus: Oil product sales fall 11.5% on month in Nov
    Bonded bunker fuel, MGO sales to ships drop.






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