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24 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:07 GMT+2

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 8, 2016
  • Asia Australia Discussion Agreement hikes China-Oz rate US$300/TEU
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine needs help from charter parties to survive
  • Tuticorin's PSA Sical posts monthly throughput record of 50,225 TEU
  • Australian trade mission to visit China to boost exports, investment
  • EU forwarders look with dread on uncertainties of UN box weigh-in rule
  • Box weigh-in rule timing very bad - just as peak season opens: J&J
  • Port of Tampa Bay receives 2 new gantry cranes to handle 9,000-TEU ships
  • Tensions rise near Spratlys as 5,000 US, Filipino, Oz troops work out
  • January-February import growth uneven at US ports, but volumes to rise
  • US Secretary of Commerce slams Trans-Pacific Partnership critics
  • UK ban on Dhaka-London cargo flights to be lifted once security tightened
  • US drone sightings by jetliners increased 408pc in 2015: FAA
  • Qatar Airways launches air cargo service to and from Boston and Doha
  • Delta World Charter airlifts 15 vehicles from Dubai to Congo

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 8, 2016
  • Line or vessel size matters
  • Austria - Iran in ten days
  • Customs clearance agency expanding
  • Convert the old and forget the new
  • Swift new services in Middle East
  • Big Lift from South Korea to Myanmar
  • BRU update
  • New leadership for Central and Eastern Europe
  • Ready to sail the Atlantic
  • HGV drivers still sitting tight in Belgium
  • Martin Bencher extends management team
  • Sievert starts shipment tracking
  • 33 new trucks at one fell swoop
  • Duties fulfilled
  • Singapore offers incentive to bulk carriers
  • ABC offering new Friday service to Singapore
  • Programme for start-ups in the logistic sector
  • LH Cargo - Moscow and more

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IHS Maritimeweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • Bunker tanker owner charged for MARPOL violations
  • West Africa adds port capacity but supply chain efficiency is a distant dream
  • PSA to issue bonds worth USD500 million
  • Triyards revenue up 15% in second quarter of 2016
  • Stolt-Nielsen first quarter profit falls but exceeds forecasts
  • Sembcorp Marine sues Marco Polo Marine over breach of contract
  • Nord LB to slash shipping loan book
  • KDB may dispose of DSME stake early
  • HMM to complete charter renegotiations this month
  • Fleet strategies in flux
  • Sainty Marine assets to be sold in online auction
  • Tianjin port begins terminal construction
  • Keppel O&M bags FPSO contract from MODEC
  • Cruise orderbook surges as owners vie for market share
  • US lawmakers to take on SOLAS container weight rule

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The Loadstarweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • Rates hit rock bottom: 'shippers will have to pay more or boxlines will go broke'
  • Suez cuts transit fees for US-Asia ships to combat cost-saving allure of Cape of Good Hope
  • Analysis: is ATSG an attractive prospect for private equity now it has Amazon on board?
  • Virgin Australia deal with TNT will boost FedEx footprint in Oz
  • Kenya Airways axes 600 jobs in restructure after heavy losses
  • UPS asks EU court to annul EC veto of 2013 TNT bid
  • UPS appoints Cindy Miller president of global freight forwarding
  • SAL Heavy Lift names Mischa Tchang MD of Singapore office

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • VIDEO: DARPA christens sub-hunting super drone
  • Huntington Ingalls makes a promotion at AMSEC
  • Five year analysis shows effectiveness of Jotun HPS system
  • Island Offshore vessels get Norske Shell contracts
  • Triyards reports increased profits, new orders
  • Rig dispute heads for arbitration
  • LNG carrier to have permanent magnet shaft generator

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • New vessel taking shape for Washington State Ferries
  • Columbia River rail service to increase to weekly run
  • Port association survey finds big gap in spending plans
  • Energy project lease amendment hits snag with Port of Vancouver staff
  • Vancouver, BC port authority dropping Port Metro from name

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • VLGC rates inch down on lackustre chartering and lack of arbitrage
    Owners could start to look for longer-term deals if falls continue
  • Niels Stolt-Nielsen: chemical tankers ripe for consolidation through M&As
    A good time to consolidate a fragmented industry, but actions speak louder than words
  • HMM seeks to complete charter negotiations by end-April at earliest
    Korean carrier to meet with bondholders in June to restructure public bonds
  • Asia-Europe traffic down nearly 12% in February
    Volume figures maybe skewed by the late Lunar New Year, but all signs point to another disastrous quarter for lines operating the vital east-west route
  • Data Hub: Load Factors
    Capacity cuts help, but carriers will have their work cut out to keep slot space at a premium with yet more ultra large containerships on the way
  • Brazil looks to gain market share for iron ore exports
    Most analysts agree the country's increasing iron ore exports could lift rates
  • Eurogate achieves double-digit profit jump for 2015
    Profits up 13.4% to €73.5m amid 'more difficult' market conditions
  • Data Hub: Trade Statistics
    Global trade (excluding intra-regional flows) estimated to have grown by 1% in 2015 with the last quarter seeing a contraction of 0.3% versus the same quarter of 2014
  • Triyards secures $17.8m worth of new orders
    New contracts are for the building of three wind farm support vessels and one luxury river cruiseship
  • Latest MOL car carriers will have energy-saving foredeck designs
    Hull design improves on wind resistance-reducing feature used by MOL since 2003
  • Stolt-Nielsen's net profit falls
    However, chemicals from the US Gulf are the reason for "good" tanker earnings
  • Oman Shipping Co launches feeder service
    Linking Salalah, Duqm and Sohar with UAE aims to boost Gulf states' trade links
  • MSC Cruises to order up to four LNG-driven cruiseships from STX France
    First two ships expected to be delivered in 2022 and 2024 respectively
  • Pacific Basin reports robust first-quarter time charter earnings
    Group relying more on larger owned fleet, complemented by ships on shorter-term and index-linked charters
  • PSA Sical handles record boxes in March at India's V.O. Chidambaranar Port
    PSA Sical exceeds 50,000 teu monthly throughput mark for first time amid capacity constraints
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine unit wins another FPSO project
    New MODEC deal is worth more than $137m
  • Sembcorp Marine to enter into arbitration with Marco Polo Marine
    Both parties in notices of arbitration to each other over rig-building termination

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • Long Beach port studies expansion to handle growth
  • 'Relief gangs' finally on the way at NY-NJ port
  • Lessors hope to get NY-NJ chassis pool 'back on track'
  • Economist and logistics leader Kemmsies joins Jones Lang LaSalle
  • US exporters want Congress to determine if SOLAS can be revoked or revised
  • Piracy and corruption stalk West Africa supply chains
  • Container lines challenge Russia antitrust ruling
  • Brazil's Mercosul re-establishes Argentina link with new service
  • Ailing HMM aims to reach deal with ship charterers soon
  • Wan Hai has best profit margin among container lines
  • Private equity firm parks at
  • Direct Chennai-Yangon service gets underway
  • Adani-operated Hazira Terminal in India doubles annual throughput

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • Navig8 in sale and leaseback for MRs
    Navig8 and Oaktree Capital joint venture to have 37-vessel fleet by mid-2017.
  • Jan Rindbo: no dry cargo fire sales
    Norden chief says company will not rush its exit from post-panamax and handysize bulker ownership.
  • Canada urged to protect Arctic from shipping
    New report wants eco-sensitive policies for ships heading into icy north.
  • NordLB to cut shipping loans worth billions
    German state-controlled bank set to reduce its maritime portfolio by as much as $8bn due to crisis.
  • Korean yard backlog hits 12-year low
    Orderbook slumps to lowest level since 2004 as new deals dry up in 2016.
  • HMM misses final bond payment as talks continue
    Loss-making Korean owner says discussions on debt restructuring and charter fee cuts will last into June.
  • Farstad's Stavseng resigns after 28 years
    Oslo-listed offshore vessel owner replaces shipping veteran with Olav Haugland in CFO role.
  • Qatargas in four-year Kuwaiti LNG deal
    Qatari gas producer set to carry half a million tonnes per annum on Q-flex carriers.
  • Third TAS newbuild contract axed
    Malaysian shipbuilder sees another offshore vessel deal ditched by QMS1 and prepares for legal fight.
  • Drewry Research: Sell Maersk into rally
    Spike in stock is a chance to offload, say analysts, as they predict continued losses for Maersk Line.
  • Panama Papers: ITF says FOCs are also tax havens
    Union draws parallels between shipping registries and offshore shelters.
  • OSK adds design house Steen Friis
    Danish ro-pax design specialist acquires interiors expertise through takeover of compatriot.
  • JP Morgan rises view on Teekay Tankers
    Crash in share price leads to improved rating ahead of first quarter accounts.
  • Time Investments raises $7m for bulkers
    UK investor completes first of four tranches in its campaign to buy ships which will be managed by British Marine.
  • Oman Shipping feeding UAE with new run
    National carrier launches service linking all domestic ports to neighbour.
  • Maybulk questioned by local bourse
    Increased trading activity of Robert Kuok-controlled company's shares provokes queries from stock exchange.
  • Bulker master killed in lifeboat fall
    Three other crew reportedly injured in drill accident on Hyundai Glovis ship in Indonesia.
  • Goodwill talks up benefits of EU for UK shipping
    Transport minister says industry has gained from single market, ahead of Brexit vote in June.
  • Stolt-Nielsen's Q1 profit falls less than expected
    Norwegian tanker owner posts smaller income due to lost operating days but still beats estimates.
  • MOL reveals Flexie bow for car carriers
    Japanese owner says new hull shape will knock another 2% off CO2 emissions.
  • Kinder clears way for Jones Act selldown
    US energy logistics firm says it will consider joint ventures if economics work.
  • MSC books first LNG cruiseships at Elysee Palace
    Gianluigi Aponte takes investment plan to EUR 9bn with STX France contract.
  • Triyards extends diversification effort with latest orders
    Singapore shipbuilder sees order backlog surpass $530m, but interim profit down 13%.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • SOLAS container weight rule to be discussed at Congressional hearing
  • AAPA highlights gap between federal, local investment in ports
  • DAT: Spot truckload volumes rise 11%
  • Atlas Air completes Southern Air purchase
  • Mercator acquires revenue management products developer
  • ITC studies U.S. aluminum industry, trade
  • Port of Ogdensburg undergoes $2.6m expansion

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 7, 2016
  • Q1 Review: US fuel oil market sees lowest outright prices since 2002
    Mild winter, low crude prices kept US fuel oil values down.
  • Q1 Review: Latin American bunkers fall on weak demand, plentiful supply
    Steepest price drop seen in Balboa, Panama.
  • Qatar's Nakilat to convert more carriers to run on gas
    Joins SGMF as 'active partner'.
  • Singapore rice trader in talks to buy Malaysian bunker supplier Victory Supply
    Wee Tiong also hired UABT's CEO Colin Wong to head its bunker trading arm.
  • Panama Canal to carry out scheduled lane outage from April 9-10
    The authority said the East Lane of the Gatun Locks will be out of service from 6 pm local time on April 9 to 6 am on April 10.
  • USAC-USGC HSFO spread widest since December on absence of sellers
    One USAC source said that even with the premium to USGC 3%S fuel oil, USAC freight costs make selling without a need-based reason a losing deal for the seller.
  • Crude futures remain under pressure as Doha meeting nears
    It was assumed a deal struck at the gathering later this month would constrain output.

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