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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 29, 2016
  • DP World CEO Mohammed Sharaf, 54, 'retires' after 11 years in office
  • Global box ship fleet grows at slowest rate in 25 years: Alphaliner
  • Maersk Line's Samba service to drop Tilbury for London Gateway
  • CMA CGM inaugurates new strategic hub on Reunion Island
  • Across China, Yiwu-Madrid train jumpstarts economic engines
  • Philadelphia shortlists developers for Southport Marine Terminal Complex
  • ATA December Truck Tonnage Index up 1.1pc, rising 2.6pc in 2015
  • Canada to sign TPP, but may not ratify it, says new Liberal government
  • Amazon to create thousands of jobs in Europe in ongoing expansion
  • Singapore Changi Airport's 2015 cargo flat at 1.85 million tonnes
  • Cathay cuts expansion plans on encountering impasse with pilots union
  • DHL moves into larger facility next to Memphis International Airport
  • Etihad's smart air cargo dolly to keep freight cool on hot tarmac
  • Cargolux extends GDP certification for after passing surveillance audit

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • BCCI's conference discusses facilitative role of ports, shipping & logistics in "Make in India"
  • JN Port customers' meet discusses key issues
  • Port operations & further construction remain unaffected, says Adani
  • Caterpillar Cargo Solutions (India) successfully executes air freight charter project
  • CCEA approves hybrid annuity model for highway projects
  • DICT playing a crucial role in abating Delhi's air pollution
  • Mumbai hosting PPG Annual Conference next week
  • INR plunges further against dollar, hits 68.20

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 29, 2016
  • Recovery - in part
  • RPA names industrial director
  • Green light for new bypass in Ireland
  • From supervisory to management board presidency
  • Iranian aircraft welcome again
  • DP World Group CEO retires
  • Compromise for European port services regulation
  • Kiel sets new rail loading record
  • Turnaround expert takes major stake in Adria Airways
  • Correction: Peter Whitfield, Neutral Air Partner
  • Germany hooks up to "Atlantic" railfreight corridor
  • London Gateway, I presume?
  • Prestigious award for ICTSI
  • Train handling on a large scale
  • ALC calls for road reform monitoring
  • Marseille on a rising tide
  • Cathay Pacific looking back and forward
  • New Japanese port company names first president
  • TNT recognized for good practices

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IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • UK Chamber of Shipping warns against complacency over "recovery" seafarer stats
    The UK Chamber of Shipping has warned that positive new statistics on UK seafarer numbers should not "mask" the challenges facing UK shipping. The statistics, brought out by the UK's Department for Transport (DfT),...
  • Euronav bullish after highest quarterly result since 2008
    Antwerp-based tanker operator Euronav was in bullish mood today as it announced its best quarterly result since the third quarter of 2008 and predicted "further progress" in the current year. The operator, which issued a protest against what it saw as an unjustified fall in its share price earlier this month,...
  • Ezra Holdings at risk of liquidity crunch
    As oil prices continue to trend downwards and demand for offshore support vessels weakens, Ezra Holdings' asset values could continue to depreciate, putting it at risk of a liquidity crunch. This was the opinion of...
  • Optimised Schilling® twisted trailing edge rudder
    The improvement of energy efficiency in the global shipping industry is one of the sustainable goals of the Becker Marine Systems company. The world market leader for high-performance rudders is presenting a new rudder profile, the optimised Schilling® Twisted Trailing Edge (Schilling® TT) Rudder. Two years following the successful development of...
  • New records mark year of growth at Marseille Fos
    Container traffic was up by 3.5% to 1.22 million teu and by 4% in tonnage terms to 11.7MT - marking three consecutive years of growth when box volumes have increased by a cumulative 15% under the port's 'alternative southern gateway for Europe' strategy. The port authority said 2015 statistics confirmed...
  • WODCON XXI in Miami in June
    Join the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) in Miami this June as it hosts the 21st World Dredging Congress and Exposition (WODCON XXI). Considered the most important and anticipated event for dredging professionals worldwide, WODCONs are the only global event dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction. The conference will take...
  • When dangers at sea draw the right attention
    At the launch of Seafarers Awareness Week in London, UK, last night, an event aimed at increasing the country's maritime personnel recruitment and retention, it was refreshing to see that the event's organiser, Seafarers...
  • Prestige master sentenced to two years in prison
    Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced the former master of the Prestige oil tanker to two years in prison for his role in the environmental disaster created by the loss of the vessel and its cargo off the northwest coast of Spain in...
  • New CEDA Environment Commission chairman
    Since October last year, CEDA's Environment Commission (CEC) has a new chair. Frederik Roose of the Maritime Access Division of the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, Belgium succeeds Polite Laboyrie, Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands, who has been chairing the CEC for 8 years and who moved on to CEDA...
  • Farstad Shipping to cut head office costs to combat weak market
    Farstad Shipping, the listed Norwegian offshore services vessel operator, says it has started a process with the aim of reducing administrative expenses at the group's head office in Aalesund. "The employees have today been informed about the process, which will conclude by the end of February 2016,"...
  • IOC takes two BW VLGCs on charter for two years
    As freight rates to ship LPG on very large gas carriers continue to head north, Indian Oil Corporation has reportedly fixed two VLGCs from BW Group for up to two years, brokers tell...
  • Lamprell takes Sembcorp Marine's place in HHI's venture with Saudi Aramco
    United Arab Emirates-based oil rig engineering service provider Lamprell Plc has taken Singapore rig builder Sembcorp Marine's place in Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI's) shipbuilding venture with Saudi Arabian national oil company Saudi Aramco. Under the deal, all three parties, together with Aramco shipping affiliate Bahri, will build a shipbuilding complex in Saudi...
  • JNPT reports flat throughput after year of labour and congestion problems
    India's largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), handled 4.48 million teu in 2015, representing growth of just 0.1% over the previous year. JNPT was beset by labour and congestion issues for much of the year. Figures from the Ministry of Shipping show India's largest container...
  • India pumps USD2.1 billion into major ports as throughput expands
    Investment in India's port infrastructure will reach USD2.1 billion in fiscal year 2015/16 and add 162 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of new capacity to the country's 12 largest ports, according to the country's Ministry of Shipping. "The focus is on improving the existing port...
  • Keppel and BG Group win Singapore LNG bunker licence
    Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and BG Group have been jointly awarded the first issued licence by the port of Singapore to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkers.With the licence, the Singapore-based Keppel O&M and UK-based BG Group will establish a...
  • Cut old Capsizes by half or stay in the red, warns Drewry
    Dry bulk shipowners must cut half the Capesize capacity over 12 years old if they want to return to profitability within two years, is Drewry's assessment of an industry burdened by chronic overcapacity and falling demand.The London-based analyst said dry bulk shipping was facing a perfect...
  • First cyclone of the season forecast for Australia's Pilbara
    Ships are evacuating Australian Pilbara port of Dampier and Port Hedland in anticipation of the first cyclone of the season. Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) issued a cyclone advice at 10:15 h local time on 28 January, announcing it had commenced evacuating the...

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The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Maersk diverts flagship Triple-E to London Gateway to escape logjam at Felixstowe
  • Sky darkens over an already gloomy air cargo market as pricing falls
  • Chance to have your say on government plan for a new tunnel under the Thames
  • Analysis: Can JB Hunt take advantage of an impressive balance sheet to deliver even more value?
  • UN panel backs banning lithium-ion battery shipments on passenger planes
  • Mombasa: process versus vested interest?

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Vane takes delivery of first 4,200 hp tugboat in new series
  • Detyens awarded $11.4 million for T-AO 203 drydocking
  • Philly Shipyard lays keel for first of four for Kinder Morgan
  • AMP slams multiple errors in Jones Act report
  • Veth names Twin Disc distributor in select Asian markets
  • Incat Crowther cat now operating 21 mile Honduras route

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Port of Longview names Krehbiel interim chief executive officer
  • Community Partner Program renewed by Port of Port Angeles Commissioners
  • Weekly rail freight traffic tally drops by over 10 percent
  • Seattle Port Commission Oks energy/sustainability policy board
  • Alaska Airlines adding flight between Portland, Atlanta

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Shipowners have only themselves to blame
    The excess capacity of ships in most sectors comes from reckless disregard of economic fundamentals
  • European Commission backs voluntary places of refuge guidelines
    Non-binding code now available for member state adoption
  • ITF helps 'penniless' Seaman Guard Ohio crew as appeal is lodged
    ITF clarifies assistance as crew and guards lodge appeal against court decision
  • Australian LNG to head to Europe this year
    LNG fleet should get ready for new trade lane as Australian cargoes are set to be shipped very far
  • Banks tighten screws on offshore sector
    Leading lenders forecast more difficult financing environment for offshore players
  • Cyclone forces evacuation at Pilbara dry bulk terminals
    Tropical low pressure heading towards coast disrupts port operations
  • Kirby Corp results take a knock from marine transportation and diesel engine businesses
    Depressed commodity and crude prices hit both business segments
  • Rescue vessels attend stricken Modern Express as list worsens
    Ship continues eastward drift in Bay of Biscay towards France
  • Marseilles-Fos posts record year for container traffic
    Box volumes up 3.5% to mark third successive year of volume growth
  • New York/New Jersey braced for further delays
    Port authority expects a two- to three-day lag in getting cargoes through
  • Euronav reports $350m net profit for 2015
    Belgian tanker owner reports solid fourth quarter and an even stronger start to 2016
  • RCL takes slots on Wan Hai Lines new China-India service
    Thai carrier says new service to start in late February
  • Greek owners pledge that European tax assault will not topple them
    Veniamis calls heat from Brussels 'the height of hypocrisy'
  • Product tanker rates slide across most benchmark routes
    Ample tonnage availability and lacklustre gasoline and diesel markets weigh
  • Product tanker rates may be hit when tonnage switches from dirty to clean
    Hånell: More product tankers will likely switch back to carrying clean cargo in 2016
  • India's JNPT reports record container throughput for 2015
    The 4.48m teu figure for 2015 highest since port started operations
  • Indian authorities to invest $2.1bn on port initiatives
    Shipping ministry to award 30 port upgrading projects over 2015-2016 work year
  • Judicial manager to sell five Mercator Lines Singapore vessels to creditors
    Vessels scheduled for delivery by February 2016

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • CMA CGM, Iran Shipping Lines team up
  • Samskip bolsters Norway short-sea service
  • Oakland seeks 45-minute truck turns
  • Spot rates crimp Knight Transportation profit
  • APMT Pipavav's logs high single-digit traffic drop
  • MSC seals acquisition of Portugal state rail freight operator
  • Cosco targets March 1 for merger of CSCL fleet
  • India pours billions into growing ports
  • Third-quarter profit plunges at India's Gati Ltd.
  • Costamare defies charter market, posts profit increase
  • Never-completed container ships find work in wind power sector
  • Logistics operators intensify e-commerce focus in Thailand, China
  • Labor woes, congestion stifles growth at India's largest port
  • Industry searches for ways to comply with container weight rule

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • ATB outlook looks uncertain for Kirby
    Tank-barge utilisation for oceangoing fleet remains high but term charters wane.
  • Listing Cido car carrier stabilises off France
    No water ingress but salvors still cannot safely board Modern Express.
  • Princess preps $450m renewal campaign
    Carnival subsidiary says programme involves ship renovations and 'product innovation'.
  • VLCC rates still down amid Korean spree
    Average VLCC rates sink 10% in one day but eastbound market shows better signs.
  • Exmar's profit falls on weaker rates
    The Nicolas Saverys-led company cites weak rates for small gas carriers.
  • Low prices not slowing US LPG exports
    Energy logistics firm notes bigger share of Asia's LPG market, but crude exports not viable.
  • Strong earnings drive up shipping stocks
    Costamare and GasLog Partners results aid stock prices with Euronav also on the rise.
  • Concordia in talks to settle $21m dispute
    Swedish owner attempts to resolve issues linked to 2012 grounding in Hudson River.
  • Concordia clocks up best year since 2001
    Chief executive Kim Ullman attributes higher profit to strong market and chartering strategy.
  • Wilson sells old mini-bulker for profit
    Oslo-listed owner disposes of 1979-built ship to Romanian company for $750,000.
  • Petrobras shakes up contract oversight
    As company cuts management jobs and improves compliance, single division to run all tenders.
  • GasLog MLP boosts payout on record profit
    LNG carrier owner hikes dividend thanks to strongest quarter ever; expects busy 2016.
  • Burke: Oil war of attrition is no game
    Ridgebury Tankers boss is not expecting oil producing nations to turn down the tap.
  • Yangzijiang acquires investment fund
    Singapore-listed shipbuilder takes over Chinese equity company for around $30m.
  • ITF slams victimisation of Mangouras
    Union says "innocent" Prestige captain should not be jailed again by Spain.
  • Glencore oil storage deal not the last
    Fearnleys says more ships could find similar work after Glencore said to have tied up four VLCCs.
  • Broken bulker to be scrapped on-site
    Towing and scuttling idea dropped as Mexico comes up with new plan for grounded Los Llanitos.
  • Golden Union linked to cape duo buyback
    Greek owner said to have paid more than $70m for two Hanjin-built bulkers which it cancelled last year.
  • Stolt Nielsen cautious on tanker oversupply
    Oslo-listed owner makes more in 2015 but commits to conservative management due to big global orderbook.
  • Korean yard losses tipped to narrow
    Analysts say HHI, DSME and Samsung to improve in Q4, but prospects still grim.
  • Euronav books best quarter since financial crisis
    Paddy Rodgers-led owner books first annual profit since 2010 with 2016 starting strongly.
  • Van Oord adds dredger at Dutch yard
    Owner signs up for new cutter suction vessel at Royal IHC.
  • CSSC Shipping adds bulker at group yard
    Chinese state shipbuilding group contracts 38,000-dwt ship for own account.
  • "Drastic" bulker scrapping needed as owners face perfect storm
    Drewry says profits could be achieved by 2018 if owners scrap half of all capesizes over 12 years old.
  • Indonesia seeking mini-LNG vessel
    Bidders may be forced to look to newbuildings due to shortage of vessels meeting bid's size criteria.
  • Mohammed Sharaf quitting DP World Group
    Dubai port giant to seek new CEO after veteran ends 23-year stay at company.
  • Swiber seeks backing to loosen bond covenants
    Singapore-listed offshore firm embarks on consent solicitation exercise to avoid potential breaches.
  • Kirby quarterly result misses estimates
    Barge operator sees results pulled downward by lower crude oil prices.
  • Desmi to appeal US ballast water rule
    US Coast Guard says life and death, not reproduction, standard for ballast treatment.
  • Singapore set for LNG bunkering from 2017
    Pavillion Gas and BG joint venture with Keppel emerge as successful bidders in licensing round.
  • Kirby results miss estimates
    The barge operator sees results pulled lower by lower crude oil prices.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • COSCON asks FMC for simplified transfer of service contracts from China Shipping
  • Marseille Fos freight throughput rises 4.1% in 2015
  • APEC moves toward tariff cuts for green power products
  • Cogent Holdings reportedly for sale
  • Port of Oshawa sees volumes rise in 2015
  • U.S., Colombia enhance beef trade
  • Firm seeks authority to export LNG to Caribbean
  • Euronav reports strong growth in 2015
  • Ryder to use 15 LNG trucks for Shell Oil fleet
  • CBP seizes over 16,000 counterfeit hoverboards
  • C.H. Robinson adds airfreight screening in L.A. area
  • Shipco adds Taipei, Qingdao airfreight offices
  • Executive Moves: Port of Longview, DP World Group, ShipHawk and Port of Houston Authority
  • Port of Oakland to take financial hit from Ports America, TIL exit

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • CHINA DATA: Dec gasoil, fuel oil demand continue to fall, jet demand to rise
    Fall on fuel oil demand smaller than in November.
  • Tallink Grupp extends low sulfur marine fuel contract with Neste
    Deliveries have been 'fast, safe and on time'
  • FEATURE: North Sea crude arb moves hamper Baltic, North Sea Aframaxes
    Aframax market fighting back as arbitrage becomes tougher.
  • Cartagena's IFO 380 CST prices hit lowest price in 13 years on strong supplier competition
    Bunker fuel demand at Colombian port fell in January.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 29, 2016
  • DP World CEO Mohammed Sharaf, 54, 'retires' after 11 years in office
  • Global box ship fleet grows at slowest rate in 25 years: Alphaliner
  • Maersk Line's Samba service to drop Tilbury for London Gateway
  • CMA CGM inaugurates new strategic hub on Reunion Island
  • Across China, Yiwu-Madrid train jumpstarts economic engines
  • Philadelphia shortlists developers for Southport Marine Terminal Complex
  • ATA December Truck Tonnage Index up 1.1pc, rising 2.6pc in 2015
  • Canada to sign TPP, but may not ratify it, says new Liberal government
  • Amazon to create thousands of jobs in Europe in ongoing expansion
  • Singapore Changi Airport's 2015 cargo flat at 1.85 million tonnes
  • Cathay cuts expansion plans on encountering impasse with pilots union
  • DHL moves into larger facility next to Memphis International Airport
  • Etihad's smart air cargo dolly to keep freight cool on hot tarmac
  • Cargolux extends GDP certification for after passing surveillance audit

free news
Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • BCCI's conference discusses facilitative role of ports, shipping & logistics in "Make in India"
  • JN Port customers' meet discusses key issues
  • Port operations & further construction remain unaffected, says Adani
  • Caterpillar Cargo Solutions (India) successfully executes air freight charter project
  • CCEA approves hybrid annuity model for highway projects
  • DICT playing a crucial role in abating Delhi's air pollution
  • Mumbai hosting PPG Annual Conference next week
  • INR plunges further against dollar, hits 68.20

free news
International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 29, 2016
  • Recovery - in part
  • RPA names industrial director
  • Green light for new bypass in Ireland
  • From supervisory to management board presidency
  • Iranian aircraft welcome again
  • DP World Group CEO retires
  • Compromise for European port services regulation
  • Kiel sets new rail loading record
  • Turnaround expert takes major stake in Adria Airways
  • Correction: Peter Whitfield, Neutral Air Partner
  • Germany hooks up to "Atlantic" railfreight corridor
  • London Gateway, I presume?
  • Prestigious award for ICTSI
  • Train handling on a large scale
  • ALC calls for road reform monitoring
  • Marseille on a rising tide
  • Cathay Pacific looking back and forward
  • New Japanese port company names first president
  • TNT recognized for good practices

free news
IHS Maritimeweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • UK Chamber of Shipping warns against complacency over "recovery" seafarer stats
    The UK Chamber of Shipping has warned that positive new statistics on UK seafarer numbers should not "mask" the challenges facing UK shipping. The statistics, brought out by the UK's Department for Transport (DfT),...
  • Euronav bullish after highest quarterly result since 2008
    Antwerp-based tanker operator Euronav was in bullish mood today as it announced its best quarterly result since the third quarter of 2008 and predicted "further progress" in the current year. The operator, which issued a protest against what it saw as an unjustified fall in its share price earlier this month,...
  • Ezra Holdings at risk of liquidity crunch
    As oil prices continue to trend downwards and demand for offshore support vessels weakens, Ezra Holdings' asset values could continue to depreciate, putting it at risk of a liquidity crunch. This was the opinion of...
  • Optimised Schilling® twisted trailing edge rudder
    The improvement of energy efficiency in the global shipping industry is one of the sustainable goals of the Becker Marine Systems company. The world market leader for high-performance rudders is presenting a new rudder profile, the optimised Schilling® Twisted Trailing Edge (Schilling® TT) Rudder. Two years following the successful development of...
  • New records mark year of growth at Marseille Fos
    Container traffic was up by 3.5% to 1.22 million teu and by 4% in tonnage terms to 11.7MT - marking three consecutive years of growth when box volumes have increased by a cumulative 15% under the port's 'alternative southern gateway for Europe' strategy. The port authority said 2015 statistics confirmed...
  • WODCON XXI in Miami in June
    Join the Western Dredging Association (WEDA) in Miami this June as it hosts the 21st World Dredging Congress and Exposition (WODCON XXI). Considered the most important and anticipated event for dredging professionals worldwide, WODCONs are the only global event dedicated exclusively to dredging and maritime construction. The conference will take...
  • When dangers at sea draw the right attention
    At the launch of Seafarers Awareness Week in London, UK, last night, an event aimed at increasing the country's maritime personnel recruitment and retention, it was refreshing to see that the event's organiser, Seafarers...
  • Prestige master sentenced to two years in prison
    Spain's Supreme Court has sentenced the former master of the Prestige oil tanker to two years in prison for his role in the environmental disaster created by the loss of the vessel and its cargo off the northwest coast of Spain in...
  • New CEDA Environment Commission chairman
    Since October last year, CEDA's Environment Commission (CEC) has a new chair. Frederik Roose of the Maritime Access Division of the Flemish Ministry of Mobility and Public Works, Belgium succeeds Polite Laboyrie, Witteveen+Bos, the Netherlands, who has been chairing the CEC for 8 years and who moved on to CEDA...
  • Farstad Shipping to cut head office costs to combat weak market
    Farstad Shipping, the listed Norwegian offshore services vessel operator, says it has started a process with the aim of reducing administrative expenses at the group's head office in Aalesund. "The employees have today been informed about the process, which will conclude by the end of February 2016,"...
  • IOC takes two BW VLGCs on charter for two years
    As freight rates to ship LPG on very large gas carriers continue to head north, Indian Oil Corporation has reportedly fixed two VLGCs from BW Group for up to two years, brokers tell...
  • Lamprell takes Sembcorp Marine's place in HHI's venture with Saudi Aramco
    United Arab Emirates-based oil rig engineering service provider Lamprell Plc has taken Singapore rig builder Sembcorp Marine's place in Hyundai Heavy Industries' (HHI's) shipbuilding venture with Saudi Arabian national oil company Saudi Aramco. Under the deal, all three parties, together with Aramco shipping affiliate Bahri, will build a shipbuilding complex in Saudi...
  • JNPT reports flat throughput after year of labour and congestion problems
    India's largest container port, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), handled 4.48 million teu in 2015, representing growth of just 0.1% over the previous year. JNPT was beset by labour and congestion issues for much of the year. Figures from the Ministry of Shipping show India's largest container...
  • India pumps USD2.1 billion into major ports as throughput expands
    Investment in India's port infrastructure will reach USD2.1 billion in fiscal year 2015/16 and add 162 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of new capacity to the country's 12 largest ports, according to the country's Ministry of Shipping. "The focus is on improving the existing port...
  • Keppel and BG Group win Singapore LNG bunker licence
    Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) and BG Group have been jointly awarded the first issued licence by the port of Singapore to supply Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) bunkers.With the licence, the Singapore-based Keppel O&M and UK-based BG Group will establish a...
  • Cut old Capsizes by half or stay in the red, warns Drewry
    Dry bulk shipowners must cut half the Capesize capacity over 12 years old if they want to return to profitability within two years, is Drewry's assessment of an industry burdened by chronic overcapacity and falling demand.The London-based analyst said dry bulk shipping was facing a perfect...
  • First cyclone of the season forecast for Australia's Pilbara
    Ships are evacuating Australian Pilbara port of Dampier and Port Hedland in anticipation of the first cyclone of the season. Pilbara Ports Authority (PPA) issued a cyclone advice at 10:15 h local time on 28 January, announcing it had commenced evacuating the...

free news
The Loadstarweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Maersk diverts flagship Triple-E to London Gateway to escape logjam at Felixstowe
  • Sky darkens over an already gloomy air cargo market as pricing falls
  • Chance to have your say on government plan for a new tunnel under the Thames
  • Analysis: Can JB Hunt take advantage of an impressive balance sheet to deliver even more value?
  • UN panel backs banning lithium-ion battery shipments on passenger planes
  • Mombasa: process versus vested interest?

free news
Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Vane takes delivery of first 4,200 hp tugboat in new series
  • Detyens awarded $11.4 million for T-AO 203 drydocking
  • Philly Shipyard lays keel for first of four for Kinder Morgan
  • AMP slams multiple errors in Jones Act report
  • Veth names Twin Disc distributor in select Asian markets
  • Incat Crowther cat now operating 21 mile Honduras route

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Port of Longview names Krehbiel interim chief executive officer
  • Community Partner Program renewed by Port of Port Angeles Commissioners
  • Weekly rail freight traffic tally drops by over 10 percent
  • Seattle Port Commission Oks energy/sustainability policy board
  • Alaska Airlines adding flight between Portland, Atlanta

news on subscription
Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • Shipowners have only themselves to blame
    The excess capacity of ships in most sectors comes from reckless disregard of economic fundamentals
  • European Commission backs voluntary places of refuge guidelines
    Non-binding code now available for member state adoption
  • ITF helps 'penniless' Seaman Guard Ohio crew as appeal is lodged
    ITF clarifies assistance as crew and guards lodge appeal against court decision
  • Australian LNG to head to Europe this year
    LNG fleet should get ready for new trade lane as Australian cargoes are set to be shipped very far
  • Banks tighten screws on offshore sector
    Leading lenders forecast more difficult financing environment for offshore players
  • Cyclone forces evacuation at Pilbara dry bulk terminals
    Tropical low pressure heading towards coast disrupts port operations
  • Kirby Corp results take a knock from marine transportation and diesel engine businesses
    Depressed commodity and crude prices hit both business segments
  • Rescue vessels attend stricken Modern Express as list worsens
    Ship continues eastward drift in Bay of Biscay towards France
  • Marseilles-Fos posts record year for container traffic
    Box volumes up 3.5% to mark third successive year of volume growth
  • New York/New Jersey braced for further delays
    Port authority expects a two- to three-day lag in getting cargoes through
  • Euronav reports $350m net profit for 2015
    Belgian tanker owner reports solid fourth quarter and an even stronger start to 2016
  • RCL takes slots on Wan Hai Lines new China-India service
    Thai carrier says new service to start in late February
  • Greek owners pledge that European tax assault will not topple them
    Veniamis calls heat from Brussels 'the height of hypocrisy'
  • Product tanker rates slide across most benchmark routes
    Ample tonnage availability and lacklustre gasoline and diesel markets weigh
  • Product tanker rates may be hit when tonnage switches from dirty to clean
    Hånell: More product tankers will likely switch back to carrying clean cargo in 2016
  • India's JNPT reports record container throughput for 2015
    The 4.48m teu figure for 2015 highest since port started operations
  • Indian authorities to invest $2.1bn on port initiatives
    Shipping ministry to award 30 port upgrading projects over 2015-2016 work year
  • Judicial manager to sell five Mercator Lines Singapore vessels to creditors
    Vessels scheduled for delivery by February 2016

news on subscription
The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • CMA CGM, Iran Shipping Lines team up
  • Samskip bolsters Norway short-sea service
  • Oakland seeks 45-minute truck turns
  • Spot rates crimp Knight Transportation profit
  • APMT Pipavav's logs high single-digit traffic drop
  • MSC seals acquisition of Portugal state rail freight operator
  • Cosco targets March 1 for merger of CSCL fleet
  • India pours billions into growing ports
  • Third-quarter profit plunges at India's Gati Ltd.
  • Costamare defies charter market, posts profit increase
  • Never-completed container ships find work in wind power sector
  • Logistics operators intensify e-commerce focus in Thailand, China
  • Labor woes, congestion stifles growth at India's largest port
  • Industry searches for ways to comply with container weight rule

news on subscription
TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • ATB outlook looks uncertain for Kirby
    Tank-barge utilisation for oceangoing fleet remains high but term charters wane.
  • Listing Cido car carrier stabilises off France
    No water ingress but salvors still cannot safely board Modern Express.
  • Princess preps $450m renewal campaign
    Carnival subsidiary says programme involves ship renovations and 'product innovation'.
  • VLCC rates still down amid Korean spree
    Average VLCC rates sink 10% in one day but eastbound market shows better signs.
  • Exmar's profit falls on weaker rates
    The Nicolas Saverys-led company cites weak rates for small gas carriers.
  • Low prices not slowing US LPG exports
    Energy logistics firm notes bigger share of Asia's LPG market, but crude exports not viable.
  • Strong earnings drive up shipping stocks
    Costamare and GasLog Partners results aid stock prices with Euronav also on the rise.
  • Concordia in talks to settle $21m dispute
    Swedish owner attempts to resolve issues linked to 2012 grounding in Hudson River.
  • Concordia clocks up best year since 2001
    Chief executive Kim Ullman attributes higher profit to strong market and chartering strategy.
  • Wilson sells old mini-bulker for profit
    Oslo-listed owner disposes of 1979-built ship to Romanian company for $750,000.
  • Petrobras shakes up contract oversight
    As company cuts management jobs and improves compliance, single division to run all tenders.
  • GasLog MLP boosts payout on record profit
    LNG carrier owner hikes dividend thanks to strongest quarter ever; expects busy 2016.
  • Burke: Oil war of attrition is no game
    Ridgebury Tankers boss is not expecting oil producing nations to turn down the tap.
  • Yangzijiang acquires investment fund
    Singapore-listed shipbuilder takes over Chinese equity company for around $30m.
  • ITF slams victimisation of Mangouras
    Union says "innocent" Prestige captain should not be jailed again by Spain.
  • Glencore oil storage deal not the last
    Fearnleys says more ships could find similar work after Glencore said to have tied up four VLCCs.
  • Broken bulker to be scrapped on-site
    Towing and scuttling idea dropped as Mexico comes up with new plan for grounded Los Llanitos.
  • Golden Union linked to cape duo buyback
    Greek owner said to have paid more than $70m for two Hanjin-built bulkers which it cancelled last year.
  • Stolt Nielsen cautious on tanker oversupply
    Oslo-listed owner makes more in 2015 but commits to conservative management due to big global orderbook.
  • Korean yard losses tipped to narrow
    Analysts say HHI, DSME and Samsung to improve in Q4, but prospects still grim.
  • Euronav books best quarter since financial crisis
    Paddy Rodgers-led owner books first annual profit since 2010 with 2016 starting strongly.
  • Van Oord adds dredger at Dutch yard
    Owner signs up for new cutter suction vessel at Royal IHC.
  • CSSC Shipping adds bulker at group yard
    Chinese state shipbuilding group contracts 38,000-dwt ship for own account.
  • "Drastic" bulker scrapping needed as owners face perfect storm
    Drewry says profits could be achieved by 2018 if owners scrap half of all capesizes over 12 years old.
  • Indonesia seeking mini-LNG vessel
    Bidders may be forced to look to newbuildings due to shortage of vessels meeting bid's size criteria.
  • Mohammed Sharaf quitting DP World Group
    Dubai port giant to seek new CEO after veteran ends 23-year stay at company.
  • Swiber seeks backing to loosen bond covenants
    Singapore-listed offshore firm embarks on consent solicitation exercise to avoid potential breaches.
  • Kirby quarterly result misses estimates
    Barge operator sees results pulled downward by lower crude oil prices.
  • Desmi to appeal US ballast water rule
    US Coast Guard says life and death, not reproduction, standard for ballast treatment.
  • Singapore set for LNG bunkering from 2017
    Pavillion Gas and BG joint venture with Keppel emerge as successful bidders in licensing round.
  • Kirby results miss estimates
    The barge operator sees results pulled lower by lower crude oil prices.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • COSCON asks FMC for simplified transfer of service contracts from China Shipping
  • Marseille Fos freight throughput rises 4.1% in 2015
  • APEC moves toward tariff cuts for green power products
  • Cogent Holdings reportedly for sale
  • Port of Oshawa sees volumes rise in 2015
  • U.S., Colombia enhance beef trade
  • Firm seeks authority to export LNG to Caribbean
  • Euronav reports strong growth in 2015
  • Ryder to use 15 LNG trucks for Shell Oil fleet
  • CBP seizes over 16,000 counterfeit hoverboards
  • C.H. Robinson adds airfreight screening in L.A. area
  • Shipco adds Taipei, Qingdao airfreight offices
  • Executive Moves: Port of Longview, DP World Group, ShipHawk and Port of Houston Authority
  • Port of Oakland to take financial hit from Ports America, TIL exit

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 28, 2016
  • CHINA DATA: Dec gasoil, fuel oil demand continue to fall, jet demand to rise
    Fall on fuel oil demand smaller than in November.
  • Tallink Grupp extends low sulfur marine fuel contract with Neste
    Deliveries have been 'fast, safe and on time'
  • FEATURE: North Sea crude arb moves hamper Baltic, North Sea Aframaxes
    Aframax market fighting back as arbitrage becomes tougher.
  • Cartagena's IFO 380 CST prices hit lowest price in 13 years on strong supplier competition
    Bunker fuel demand at Colombian port fell in January.






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