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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 15, 2016
  • More co-operation noted between CMA CGM and APL ahead of takeover
  • MTR's Hong Kong-Guangzhou express rail link approved over protests
  • Gulftainer 2015 volume up 4pc, handles 19,561 TEU from single ship
  • Evergreen, CMA CGM to merge Asia-Adriatic service to cut capacity
  • Canadian Pacific rules out hostile bid, hopes to get CSX on board
  • Scots dockers to strike in protest of changed working conditions
  • 66pc of GOP voters oppose TPP trade deal after seeing what's in it
  • MacGregor upgrades cargo system of two 14,000-TEUers to boost capacity
  • United first to introduce biofuels into daily operations at LAX
  • Changi Airport facilitates partners to gain IATA pharma handling cert
  • Chapman Freeborn and RUS Aviation announce new Asia cargo agreement
  • American Airlines Cargo expands cold chain facilities worldwide

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • "K" Line enhances INDFEX-1 & CIX-2 west India services
  • AEO status makes more sense than ever, says UK freight forwarding association
  • Box spot rates on key trade lanes show no improvement
  • CMA CGM improves its service between US Gulf / East Coast & West Africa
  • Maersk subsidiary SEAGO announces new Liverpool service
  • MISC & AET to merge chemical & product tanker fleets
  • MOL appoints Chief Country Representatives in move to enhance intra-group synergy & cooperation
  • South of Africa on the head haul?
  • Port of Amsterdam welcomes 397-m long ship
  • Projects worth INR 1,20,000 cr. to be showcased before potential investors at Maritime India Summit 2016: Gadkari
  • CONCOR commences new train service for import containers at Adani Kattupalli Port
  • Kerala CM launches work on Kozhikode light metro project
  • Lufthansa Cargo reaffirms its commitment to Indian market

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 15, 2016
  • Track renewal in Sweden's far north
  • Indian traction for Myanmar
  • Hapag Lloyd included in blue chip index
  • Marketing vital for German logistics companies
  • AA Cargo enhances temperature-controlled network
  • New partners for Senior Logistic Consultants
  • Railway takes 10,000 HGVs off Russian roads
  • Which are the cleanest vessels? ESI reveals all
  • Chill out with UPS
  • Mersey Maritime announces industry awards winners
  • Acquisition adds sensitive freight services to portfolio
  • What to do with idle ships?
  • Shaheen adding Manchester to network
  • Megaships give POLB a rollicking start to 2016

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IHS Maritimeweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Why Seaman Guard Ohio case touches an Indian nerve
    The case of the Seaman Guard Ohio's 35 crew and guards currently serving five-year prison sentences in south India on illegal weapons charges, highlights the need for international maritime operators to conduct thorough due diligence - not only on national laws,...
  • Helios VLGC pool boosts capacity
    The scope of the Helios very large gas carrier (VLGC) pool will rise by 36% with the addition of ships from Oriental Energy to those of founding members Dorian LPG and Phoenix Tankers. "The Helios Pool will increase its market presence...
  • Two killed during Taiwanese vessel oil spill investigation
    Two people are reported to have died after a helicopter crashed when taking part in a pollution investigation off Taiwan on a grounded ship, TS Taipei. The vessel is said by local media to have spilled some 14 tonnes of oil. The helicopter crashed while returning for six...
  • OSV owners prefer to cold-stack vessels outside Singapore
    Singapore's offshore supply vessel (OSV) owners are not benefiting from cold-stacking their vessels in the port of Singapore after the extension of port dues concession introduced by the Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) of Singapore last year, IHS Fairplay has learned. At first, the MPA extended the...
  • Analyst Pareto raises 2016 VLCC earnings estimate by 15%
    As spot freight rates for VLCC tankers soared at the end of last week, shipping analysts at Pareto in Oslo have raised their estimate for VLCC earnings this year by 15% to USD48,750/day. "The VLCC market tightened dramatically last week, with several last-minute March...
  • Tanker and dry bulk values remain under downward pressure
    Values of crude oil tankers and dry bulk carriers have remained under downward pressure, shipping analysts at DNB Markets in Oslo say. VLCC resale values have fallen to USD96 million, 2.0% lower than a month ago and 4.0% below...
  • Hong Kong port statistics show true extent of dismal final quarter
    Hong Kong's Census and Statistics Department (C&SD) released figures that show a dismal fourth quarter throughput story with total volumes falling more than 25% including huge drops in China-related inbound and outbound volumes. Total cargo throughput fell by 25.5% to 56 million tonnes in the final...
  • Is it the time right time to order speculative tanker newbuildings?
    Traditionally when earnings are good within a shipping sector we see a surge in speculative newbuildings orders, especially when shipyards have capacity and prices are attractive but does this mean the time is right to order tankers? First off there...
  • Less than half of Golden Ocean's share offer taken up
    Retail investors have subscribed for just about 15 million of the 34.3 million shares that Golden Ocean Group, the listed dry bulk shipping company in John Fredriksen's business empire, offered to them, the company said in a statement. The shares were...
  • Japanese ship orders halved in February
    The decline in newbuilding orders in Japan continued in February, with newbuilding orders halving year-on-year to seven ships, according to statistics released by the Japan Ship Exporters Association. After recording substantial year-on-year increases in newbuilding orders in 2015, Japanese shipbuilders saw their streak snapped in the...
  • Seoul court vetos Samsun Logix's rehabilitation plan
    South Korean bulker owner Samsun Logix has encountered difficulties in its attempts to pull out of receivership, with the Seoul Central District Court rejecting its second rehabilitation plan. Justice Yoon Joon felt that given the bleak outlook for dry bulk shipping, Samsun Logix's proposed repayment...
  • Port expansion hopes fade as Moody's downgrades Adani's Abbot Point
    Moody's on 14 March downgraded the Adani Abbot Point Terminal (AAPT) in Australia three notches to a high-risk Ba2 investment grade, which effectively makes any investment in the port speculative and a substantial credit risk, a Moody's spokesperson told IHS Fairplay. The downgrade was based on continued weak coal market conditions,...
  • China to establish international maritime centre
    China is to establish an international maritime centre within the year so as to protect its sea rights, Zhou Qiang, head of the Supreme People's Court, has said in a report at the annual session...

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The Loadstarweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Shippers want transparency in air freight bookings and to deal direct with airlines
  • Red tape tying up preparations to comply with new container weight verification rules
  • Members get free eAWBs in WCA push for new forwarders to join WIN system
  • What's next for piracy? China has its own view
  • Digitising the supply chain: the awareness imperative
  • Alibaba gears up to compete with Amazon on logistics
  • ColdEx invests in a hi-tech initiative to go the extra mile for customers in India
  • Crane Worldwide appoints Andrew Barnes as its UK sales director

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Vancouver Shipyards gets $65.4 million in NSS contracts
  • BSEE investigates offshore platform fatality
  • VIDEO: MHI delivers AIDAprima
  • ABB unveils new fuel saving concept for larger ships
  • Dinner boat captain charged with using dead woman's ID
  • Wartsila launches new 4,000 kW transverse thruster
  • Three die in Tappan Zee bridge tugboat accident

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Port of Seattle CEO promotes Dave Soike
  • Boeing CTO/Senior Vice President announces plans to retire this July
  • Crowley presents scholarships to four Williams-Mystic students
  • Port of Port Angeles Commissioners name Steve Burke to District 2 position
  • Americold taps Carl Fowler as senior vice president

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • AgTC supports USCG on box weighing rules
    Shippers' group calls for carriers to provide their own tare weight for containers and calculate their own VGM
  • Greek-owned fleet continues to expand
    Survey finds Greeks control 15.8% of world fleet and gaining share except in crude tankers
  • Singapore: Staying Strong
    Ahead of Singapore Maritime Week, Katherine Espina takes a look at what Singapore is doing to win the transhipment game amid the current container shipping downturn
  • Future of shipping: smaller crews and more shoreside control
    Increasingly affordable connectivity will change the shipping industry, according to Lloyd's Register marine marketing director Luis Benito
  • Viking Supply Ships moves to lay up entire PSV fleet
    Owner cuts PSV losses in favour of operational savings in continued weak market
  • Dragnis family looks to acquire all of Goldenport's vessels
    Goldenport directors will seek to dissolve company if proposed transaction is successful
  • Singapore box volumes fall 7.7% year on year
    Singapore port moves 3.2% fewer containers in February than in previous month
  • Noble Group unit incorporates natural gas solutions subsidiary
    Subsidiary to supply gas to power generation, transportation, energy and industrial sectors in Mexico
  • Port of Virginia container throughput up 24% year-on-year
    February 2015 volumes affected by snowstorms
  • ClassNK joins USCG Alternate Compliance Programme
    Programme allows NK-classed, US-flagged vessels to receive certificate of inspection based on reports from ClassNK
  • Finland and Japan ink strategic pact
    Initiatives to include greater use of Northern Sea Route
  • Frightened by an uncharted future
    The plunge into exciting new ways of navigation brings a lot of new risks

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • In Long Beach, city college helps train harbor truckers
  • Samsung taps liner service from Mexico to Miami to avoid border
  • US shippers want existing container weight rules unchanged
  • Miami container volume jumps by double-digits
  • 2015 figures foreshadow Hong Kong's steep challenges
  • Asia-Europe to remain sluggish yet volatile, Drewry says
  • India's Kattupalli Port gets new Concor train service
  • South Korea carriers add Indochina services to meet growth
  • Kerry Logistics' US acquisition expands global network
  • Cochin truck strike in fifth day
  • Congestion-free West Coast hits Hong Kong air cargo growth

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Interunity wins order seizing Navig8 funds
    Shipowner affiliate sues pool operator over $2.33m in alleged damage to chemical tanker.
  • Norden sues over damage to bulker
    Operator files Texas lawsuit against Intership Services on allegations of spotty cargo hold wash.
  • China Cosco finance chief steps down
    Tang Runjiang 'has no disagreement' as Deng Huangjun moves up from Cosco Pacific.
  • Sinotrans Shipping loss widens in 2015
    Chinese bulker and boxship owner sees deeper red in annual bottom line in a "more depressed market".
  • Owners have sell-high knack nailed down
    Clarksons study shows most tanker and bulker sales take place when rates are strong.
  • MHI's delayed cruiseship finally delivered
    Fire-hit AIDAprima handed over in Japan as yard counts cost of $1.6bn loss on two-ship contract.
  • Rem raids DNB Markets for new CFO
    Ola Beinnes Fosse set to join offshore shipowner in the summer.
  • Somali kingpin gets 20 years in jail
    Belgium court reveals hefty sentence for major piracy figure Mohamed Abdi Hasan.
  • 10-year term for man in cruiseship cocaine ring
    Norwegian Cruise Line crewman sentenced for role in alleged scheme to move drugs from Honduras to US.
  • Chambal sells first of five aframaxes
    Indian group offloads 2006-built tanker for book loss as fleet disposal begins.
  • Harland & Wolff laying off 60 workers
    Fred Olsen shiprepairer needs to shed staff due to oil and gas downturn.
  • Dorian's Helios pool takes Oriental eight
    Chinese outfit slots series of gas carriers into Helios LPG Pool.
  • Pyxis Tankers listing deemed safe by Nasdaq
    Products tanker owner's share price worth more than $1 for 10 days straight.
  • Monster Valemax order shows 'our biggest fear'
    JP Morgan analyst welcomes
  • Canada snubs Davie's newbuild bid
    Unsolicited $752m offer to build icebreakers and multipurpose ships rejected by government.
  • Goldman cuts Navios Midstream holding
    Goldman Sachs Asset Management sells a large slice of its interest in VLCC MLP.
  • GOGL fails to sell out offering
    John Fredriksen bulker company comes up short with secondary share sale.
  • Vehicle carrier spills fuel in Los Angeles
    Ray Car Carrier-owned ship involved in oil leak at the US west coast port.
  • VLCC rates rise has 'good level of support'
    Analysts optimistic after earnings raced up in past week.
  • Wartsila wins NLNG maintenance deal
    Finnish firm signs contract for six Nigeria LNG carriers.
  • TAS fights AHTS newbuild cancellation
    Malaysian shipbuilder says scrapping of deal for two offshore vessels is not valid.
  • Nathalin aframax deal sets new price level
    Brokers reach for their red pens to ink in new tanker benchmark.
  • Hanjin Shipping aiming to raise $1bn
    Korean shipowner to sell more ships or cut jobs to refinance debt.
  • Two dead, one missing in NY smash
    Divers recover second body from wreck of tug that was in collision with barge.
  • Boa Offshore receives refund of $84m
    Norwegian owner gets $13m and $71m in interest and principal payments from Mingde over delayed ships.
  • Concordia takes extra cover in products
    Stena company signs three-year charter at time when owners are covering up.
  • Viking Supply lays up last two PSVs
    Offshore vessel owner blames weak market for decision to stack remaining supply ships.
  • India exempts VSAs from competition
    Owners free to sign vessel sharing agreements for another year without competition commission referrals.
  • MPC Capital wants to double assets
    Hamburg boxship group aiming for portfolio of EUR 10bn in medium term.
  • Indian growth set to boost crude tankers
    Conservative estimates expect country to see growth in oil imports of over 4% per annum.
  • Scottish container port faces industrial action
    Grangemouth port workers reportedly set to strike from Tuesday over pay and conditions.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Clinton pledges greater anti-dumping enforcement
  • Port of Los Angeles posts record February throughput
  • Helicopter crash leaves two dead in containership post-rescue effort
  • PwC: Cargo carriers must disrupt themselves, or be disrupted
  • HKIA reports sharp drop in February cargo volumes
  • AA Cargo expands temperature-controlled network
  • England's airports report mixed February cargo volumes

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 14, 2016
  • Russian Gazpromneft Marine Bunker's 2015 sales down 8% on year
    Claims 21% share of the Russian bunker market.
  • IBIA joins Trident Alliance as strategic partner
    Want to promote compliance with sulfur regulations and a level playing field across the industry.
  • Baltic Sea and North Sea ECAs to seek NOx limits
    Proposal likely to be submitted to IMO in October, further building the case for LNG-fueled ships.
  • Singapore February bunker sales rise 3% on year to 3.5 million mt
    February total was the lowest since February 2015.
  • Singapore Data: Feb Bunker Fuel Sales Rise 3% On Year To 3.5 Mil Mt
    February total was the lowest since February 2015 when the port saw sales of 3.4 million mt.
  • Heavy Singapore fuel oil trading seen unlikely to congest terminals
    Some terminals can handle both clean and dirty products.
  • TENDER DATA: Pakistan's PSO buys up to 180,000 mt of LSFO for April-May
    Loading over April to May






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