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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 13, 2016
  • Shanghai still top box port, up 3.5pc to 36.54 million TEU, but profit off 4pc
  • More ship deliveries mean more overcapacity and more lay-ups: Alphaliner
  • EU stuck in difficult spot in granting 'market economy status' to China
  • China's shipping bankruptcies to surge as dry bulk rates fall
  • BIMCO unveils guidelines to prevent cyber attacks on board ships
  • Adani Ports to develop Mundra transshipment hub to challenge Mumbai
  • Use crane barges seaward of docked ships to ease congestion: expert
  • US and South Africa agree to stop blocking each other's farm trade
  • Higher labour costs drive out Irish truckers from their domestic market
  • Port of New York and New Jersey to clamp down old, polluting trucks
  • Stifel Logistics Confidence Index hits record low at 45.4 points
  • Bombardier freighter crashes in Swedish mountains, killing two aircrew
  • Emirates' to double daily LA-Dubai flights to export US fruit and veg
  • Hainan Airlines LAX-to-Hunan Dreamliner flights start January 21
  • European airlines post flat '15 cargo as passenger numbers rise 4.3pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Allcargo undertakes a noble CSR initiative by setting up skill development center for villagers of Maharashtra
  • ASSOCHAM conference on coastal shipping & inland waterways today
  • KYC norms for shipping lines / freight forwarders, etc.
  • Shipping seen remaining volatile & indispensable in 2016
  • Whiskey & the Ghost
  • DICT adds a new rake
  • Govt likely to propose hike in peak Customs duty on steel
  • INR declines further against dollar
  • EU approves FedEx's acquisition of TNT Express NV

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 13, 2016
  • A wealth of new Fiata members in December
  • Card for lightning quick Beltoll payments
  • Radiant picks industry stalwart for SVP post
  • ECSA tells ports to take action
  • CEO swapover at Port Canaveral
  • Spain says "yes" to eco-combie vehicles
  • New links in vast Pacific
  • WFS making acquisition in USA
  • Swedish rail operator purchasing six-axle locomotives
  • Cooperation for St Petersburg
  • Key to expand packets and parcels division
  • Major European cargo airlines react to volume drop
  • Cargolux appoints new regional director
  • 10,000 more HGVs take to the rails
  • Ports of America offering intermodal transfer service
  • Minority stake gives access to France

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Ocean Signal Appoints Ocean Safety as Exclusive UK Distributor
    Ocean Signal's innovative range of safety products is presented by new distributor for the first time at London Boat Show London Boat Show 2016, ExCeL London, 8th to 17th January Ocean Signal has further strengthened its presence in the UK with the appointment of marine safety equipment specialist Ocean Safety as its exclusive...
  • Current VLCC rate fall not expected to derail outlook
    Spot freight rates for VLCC tankers have fallen sharply in the past few days, but this is not expected to derail an expected good year for the sector, shipping analysts said. The VLCC rates have fallen to about USD...
  • Rise in Asian ship attacks reported for 2015
  • Seafarers call off Marseilles ferry blockade
    New ferry company MCM has begun operating services between the French mainland and the island of Corsica following yesterday's decision by French seafarers to call off their strike to protest at the arrival last week of another new company in the France-Corsica ferry trade, Corsica Linea. MCM, which...
  • Marine insurer Norwegian Hull Club looks to expand product base
    Norwegian Hull Club CEO Faz PeermohamedThe new CEO of one of the world's biggest pure marine insurers has said it will look to expand its product base. In an interview with IHS Fairplay, the Norwegian Hull Club's Faz Peermohamed, who officially took responsibility for the 15-year-old marine insurer on 1 January,...
  • Weak Chinese coal demand to weigh on Capesizes
    The number of Capesizes that were demolished in 2015 was significantly higher than in 2014, but the picture for these bulkers remains bleak as China's coal imports continue to slow, according to Italian shipbroker Banchero Costa. Iron ore and coal are the main cargoes for such vessels, which are rarely used...
  • SPP yards should be sold separately, say workers
    Workers of South Korean shipbuilder SPP Shipbuilding, which is in the process of being sold, have issued a statement saying they are amenable to the company's three yards being sold separately. Since mid-2015, when SPP's main creditor Woori Bank declared its intention...
  • Australia ports hit by rolling tug strike
    A tug workers' strike on Australia's eastern seaboard has disrupted shipping with further nation-wide industrial action scheduled by a union representing engineers during the following week. Bulk coal, general cargo and container shipping came to a standstill on Tuesday, 12...
  • Shaky start for offshore firms
    Offshore firms hit by falling oil prices in 2015 stepped into 2016 on an equally shaky footing. The oil price environment volatility felt by the sector was reflected in Southeast Asia-based offshore companies' quarterly financial results. Singapore-listed EMAS offshore has recently announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2016....
  • Ship repairer Nordic looks on the hunt for opportunities
    Singapore-listed ship maintenance company Nordic Group (Nordic) is seeking new opportunities in 2016 in the maintenance sector as well as through mergers and acquisitions. The company has predicted that demand for specialised vessels will grow in 2016, and is planning to capitalise on...

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Investigators recover flight recorders following West Atlantic freighter tragedy
  • Consigning 'teenagers' to the scrap yards may help solve chronic boxship overcapacity
  • IMF believes carbon tax on shipping and aviation fuels could raise $25bn
  • Lufthansa Cargo to axe major service for Lat Am cut flowers and perishables
  • New York/NJ port authority updates rules for older trucks operating at terminals
  • Haulage industry in need of a woman's touch as driver shortage worsens
  • United Cargo celebrates opening of Newark TempControl Centre
  • Kamaljit Hunjan appointed new SVP healthcare at CEVA Logistics

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Sanmar books two more for Svitzer, adds floating dock
  • Chinese yard launches two X-Bows in same week
  • C-Innovation adds AUVs to its fleet
  • IMF staffers urge carbon tax on shipping
  • Austal hosts LCS 16 keel laying ceremony
  • TOTE carries out first Jacksonville LNG bunkering

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Greenbrier breaking records with first fiscal quarter numbers
  • Ports America Chesapeake to operate Port of Baltimore intermodal box service
  • Orient Overseas International Limited included in FTSE4Good Global Index
  • Trade between NAFTA partners down during month of October
  • Horizon Air making changes to face of leadership team

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Greece seeks higher offer from Cosco for Piraeus port
    Chinese terminal operator confirmed as sole bidder for 67% of PPA
  • CMHI to acquire $658m of new shares in Dalian Port
    Move makes CMHI second largest shareholder in the major port
  • Suezmax rates rise on strong demand in West Africa and Black Sea routes
    Rates also supported by continued delays at the Turkish Straits, say brokers
  • Sinotrans Ltd to issue $228m in bonds
    All money will be used to replenish working capital and support business development
  • Capesize plunges 15% on day to record low
    Index on clear downward path as demand dwindles
  • Tankers aged 15 to 20 years leap in value
    Twenty-year-old suezmaxes saw a 57% rise in value in 2015
  • Supramax Index slumps to seven-year low
    West Africa trip via east coast South America to north China, S5 route, reaches lowest level yet reported
  • Newcastle coal trade flat
    Fuel imports cited as important growth opportunity at port
  • Australian ports hit by Svitzer tug strike action
    Delays expected as engineers' strike escalates
  • Port of Shanghai orders nine hybrid RTG cranes
    With new orders, the port will have 21 rubber tyred gantry cranes that will eliminate 5,300 tonnes of CO2 per year
  • Trafigura names Chin Hwee Tan as Asia-Pacific chief executive
    Former asset manager will be based in Singapore
  • Fujian Huadong Shipyard signs leasing agreement with Minsheng Bank
    Ship repairer also mulls plans to become a rig builder
  • SIPG posts weaker results for 2015
    Net profit expected to slide by 4%, the first decline over the past four years, according to a preliminary earnings report
  • POSH Terasea to move Shell's Prelude FLNG to Australia
    Joint venture to tow world's biggest floating production facility over 3,000 nautical miles from South Korea
  • Paragon Shipping sells panamax bulker to partly repay loan
    Part of remaining Bank of Ireland facility will be written off

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • Tote Maritime bunkers first LNG-powered container ship
    TOTE Maritime's Isla Bell bunkering at the Port of Jacksonville.TOTE Maritime successfully bunkered the world's first liquefied natural gas fueled container ship at the Port of Jacksonville. The bunkering of the Isla Bella will become a regular occurrence at the port as the ship plies the Jones Act trade to Puerto...
  • Oakland throughput drops in December
    Container throughput at the Port of Oakland in December declined 8.3 percent as both imports and exports were down compared to a relatively strong December 2014, according to numbers posted on the port's website. Last year at that time, job actions by the International Longshore and Warehouse Union were crippling Los...
  • Wintry blast hits Midwest, accidents close two Interstates
    Winter storms sweeping across the Midwest contributed to crashes that closed two Interstate highways in Indiana and slowed truck traffic from Illinois to the Northeast on Jan. 12. Two crashes involving more than 40 vehicles and several jackknifed tractor-trailers closed I-74 near West Harrison in Southeastern Indiana. The route may be...
  • New England's Land Air Express makes cuts as it restarts
    Land Air Express of New England, the trucking company shut down for 10 days by federal regulators for safety violations, is back up and running, but on a smaller scale. The regional less-than-truckload company closed two terminals in New Jersey and has laid off some employees, according to a Jan. 11...
  • Greece asks sole bidder Cosco to improve offer for Piraeus port
    Greece today confirmed Cosco Pacific is the only bidder for a majority stake in the Piraeus Port Authority and immediately asked the Chinese company to submit an improved offer for control of the nation's largest port. The Greek privatization agency said it expects to assess the Hong-Kong based group's revised offer...
  • CSX changes intermodal division leadership
    Bill Clement, head of CSX Transportation's intermodal business, will be leaving the company, part of the second wave of management changes at the Jacksonville, Florida-based railway in less than six months. Dean M. Piacente, formerly vice president the company's chemicals division, has been tapped to replace him, the railroad said Tuesday....

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • TIL share buyback nears $60m goal line
    Teekay spinoff has purchased 13.3% of its own Oslo-listed shares in deals worth $59m.
  • Petrobras cuts outlook
    Offshore industry takes another hit as major customer cuts spending outlook again.
  • Navios Maritime hit with debt downgrade
    Moody's cuts views on debt held by the Piraeus-based bulker owner, and sees cash crunch ahead.
  • Kay arrested at Malta yard amid conversion
    Swiss-controlled former icebreaker is seized by shipbuilder in $43.4m legal fight.
  • Tanker owners take turn in stock decline
    Sinking shares come as VLCCs plunge, oil prices sink and analyst calls crude tanker peak.
  • Greece asks for more from Cosco Group
    Hellenic Republic Asset Development Fund confirms China giant is lone bidder for Piraeus.
  • Engineer crushed on ferry
    UK worker dies after becoming trapped in lift shaft on Irish Ferries' Ulysses.
  • Libya looks to load oil
    NOC trying to export crude from Ras Lanuf on Greek aframax for first time since 2014.
  • Rieber stretches polar deal
    British Antarctic Survey exercises option for Norwegian owner's Ernest Shackleton.
  • Saga confirms cruiseship order
    UK group signs final contract for vessel due from Meyer Werft in 2019, plus option.
  • Svitzer adds two more
    Maersk company orders ASD tugs at Sanmar Shipyards for Ichthys LNG project.
  • Fire hits MHI cruiseship
    Blaze breaks out on Aida Cruises newbuilding at Nagasaki yard.
  • MPC brings in Peter Ganz
    Former Hapag-Lloyd CFO will oversee German asset manager's shipping business.
  • No time to be a hero
    Evercore says it's too early to buy into battered dry cargo shares.
  • Marenave warns of further losses
    German bulker and tanker owner will fall into negative equity for 2015 as it enters talks with banks.
  • Yards slashed 3,000 jobs
    Figures reveal scale of redundancies at HHI, Samsung and DSME in 2015, with more to come.
  • Petrofac axing 160 jobs
    UK oil and FPSO company reducing wage bill to stay competitive.
  • Dae Sun books tanker duo
    Korean shipyard wins products pair from Norway's Viken Crude.
  • Austal CEO stands down
    Andrew Bellamy set to leave Australian shipbuilder after five years in charge for career break.
  • Seaport takes bite out of Costamare target
    Analyst clips 16.7% from outlook for containership owner's New York-listed shares.
  • Claro family vehicle exits tug owner SAAM
    Marinsa sells stake in Chilean port services outfit to CSAV shareholder Luksic group.
  • Minerva expands into West Africa
    Mercuria Energy Trading-backed bunker outfit starts physical supply operations from small tanker.
  • Sea Trucks vessel arrested
    Singapore's admiralty sheriff has detained a recently delivered deepwater pipelaying vessel.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • U.S. sets import duties on coated paper from select countries
  • BIMCO: Shipping should brace itself for yet another challenging year
  • EC to provide $11m for IMO Maritime Technology Cooperation Centers
  • IATA: Airfreight volumes decline 1.2 percent in November
  • Boeing patents container handling plane
  • PACTL handles record amount of airfreight in 2015
  • Sparrows Point Terminal becomes Tradepoint Atlantic

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 12, 2016
  • A Look at Marine Fuel Quality Trends - Present and Future
    Keith Forget reviews key quality trends revealed in the VPS database.
  • IMO energy-efficiency project can start following funding
    Will help less developed countries with technology aimed at reducing GHG emissions from shipping.
  • TOTE completes first LNG bunkering
    World's first LNG powered containership bunkered while undergoing cargo operations at Jacksonville.
  • Bunker tanker gets upgrade
    On hydraulics.
  • Emulsion fuel peforms well in trial
    New Zealand ferry tries out specialist fuel.
  • IMF paper proposes carbon tax on aviation and shipping fuels
    Post-Paris policy document says it could raise $25 billion annually for climate finance.
  • Emusion fuel peforms well in trial
    New Zealand ferry tries out specialist fuel.
  • Platts Pre-Report Survey of Analysts' EIA Data
    2 million barrel injection to U.S. crude stocks expected.
  • Marine fuel management technology firm expands to Mexico
    Sees 'significant opportunity' to market system for monitoring fuel consumption to vessels active in oil sector.
  • Deltamarin sells stake in scrubber joint venture
    All scrubbers, water treatment units to carry Langh Tech trademark.
  • New appointments at Cockett Marine Oil's Singapore office
    Company targets Japanese market with new hires.
  • Brightoil launches e-commerce platform
    Group launches four products catering to individual and corporate users.
  • OIL 2015: High inventories, weak crude weigh on Americas bunkers prices
    Bearish sentiment prevailed in most bunker fuel markets in the Americas.






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