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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2017
  • Cosco Shipping Ports volume growth slows down, overseas ports remain strong
  • UK port of Felixstowe handles milestone one millionth TEU by rail
  • US ports need improvements to boost efficiency, competitiveness
  • Port of Houston sees cargo volumes rise 9pc through November to total 35m tonnes
  • November is Adelaide port's busiest month for container traffic in 2017
  • Andhra Pradesh seeks greater investment from South Korea
  • Eight crew members of cargo ship rescued by Indian coast guard
  • Schaefer Systems expands footprint in North American headquarters
  • Cathay group volumes soar 12pc reflecting strength of world air cargo markets
  • SF Express moves ahead with plan to set up air cargo hub in China in a joint venture
  • DHL obtains CEIV certification at six US stations

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Continued support for safe & sustainable ship recycling in Bangladesh
  • HMM finalising strategies for 2018
  • Improved shipping rates & stable near-term industry prospects enhances Hapag-Lloyd's outlook
  • Maersk Trade Finance crosses 100th customer milestone in India
  • Safmarine achieves landmark by shipping 53 commercial buses on flat bed container in a single vessel from Nhava Sheva
  • Study pitches for containerisation & augmenting capacity of existing Indian ports
  • Tokyo Customs recognises NYK's Tokyo Container Terminal
  • 'Infrastructure status to logistics sector will provide impetus to the industry'
  • Mangaluru Customs Commissionerate acknowledged for quality management
  • Nationwide e-way Bill system to bring uniformity across states for seamless inter-state movement of goods
  • Govt takes steps to avoid holding up of solar panels & accessories at ports
  • High global demand drove impressive export growth in Nov., says FIEO
  • India ranked 60th most innovative country on Global Innovation Index 2017
  • Total sugar production estimated to be around 249 lakh MT during 2017-18

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IHS Maritimeweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Sediment in the crosshairs - dredging technology focus
  • Politics, fuels and autonomy - the world in 2018 for dredging and port construction
  • MPP/heavy lifter hire rates picking up
  • Dania Ship Management plans to expand to dry cargo
  • Wisdom Marine books two Ultramax bulkers at Kawasaki HI
  • HMM discloses plans for building mega container ships
  • Shipowners prepare for monitoring phase of EU carbon data reporting
  • CJ Logistics to merge with construction affiliate
  • SM Line calls for cooperation with HMM

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The Loadstarweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • ModusLink pays $476m to acquire US direct mail specialist IWCO
  • Industry observer warns fresh hopes for freighter slots at Schiphol may be premature
  • Upturn in shipping fortunes a bonus for container manufacturers
  • Death of rail CEO Harrison renews health disclosure debate
  • Panalpina expands perishables network with takeover of Adelantex and AD Handling
  • EU members agree reporting rules for truck CO2 emissions
  • Patrik Ziegler moves from Agility to take the reins at GAC North America
  • COO Boris Blanche becomes managing director of the IRU

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Newport News awarded $468 million Columbia class contract
  • VIDEO: Silver Ships gives ALDOT Dive Team boat a new lease on life
  • ABS to class LNG bunkering ATB on order at VT Halter Marine
  • HullWiper cleaning system now available in Suez Canal ports
  • Crowley Maritime names Ketra Anderson VP of SSQE
  • Marcon fixes 3,900 mile tow
  • Senators to Mattis: Block buy best way to add two new carriers
  • Icebreaking tug will be first vessel with Wärtsilä HY hybrid solution

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Brussels endorses amended Malta tonnage tax after five-year probe
    Island has agreed to cure certain breaches of state aid rules to win 10-year endorsement
  • Marmaras acquires CPO Asia from Offen fleet
    Greek owner makes first cape acquisition in about 18 months as broker says further price rises not ruled out
  • Charterers' confidence grows, survey shows
    Shipping confidence at highest in three and a half years, says Moore Stephens
  • Three Hamburg tug operators face $15m cartel fines
    Fairplay, Bugsier and Petersen & Alpers co-operation unlawful, authorities rule
  • Scorpio may delay scrubbers decision beyond 2020
    Executive Cameron Mackey warns regulation and uncertain fuel oil future makes scrubbers a risky venture
  • Eagle Bulk adds to ultramax fleet
    Purchase brings the company's ultramax tally to 12 as it sees solid minor bulks trade into next year
  • Brookes Bell building a centre of expertise
    UK-headquartered expert consultancy is gathering together a team of maritime experts to offer the right person for the right job
  • Maurice Meehan: An environmental champion of passion and ability
    The Carbon War Room's shipping head Maurice Meehan dies suddenly, aged 42
  • Borealis Maritime plans in-house commercial manager for chemtankers
    Borealis Tankers lures senior hires from Atlantis Tankers
  • 'Our industry needs to do more to stop sexual harassment and sexual assault'
    If we want to continue to attract women into the maritime industries, we need to provide a workplace where we...
  • Baltic Exchange takes deckplate approach in switch to TD3C
    London-based exchange opts for trading accuracy rather than historical consistency
  • Daily Briefing
    THE withdrawal of valemax ownership doesn't spell the beginning of the end for Vale's dominance in longhaul dry bulk shipping...
  • Barge congestion continues at key European box ports
    Contargo maintains surcharge on services to and from Rotterdam and Antwerp as waiting times persist of 12-72 hours
  • Top 10 women in shipping 2017
    Our 2017 Top 100 most influential people in shipping series -- published this week and available here -- includes many...
  • BDI cannot be both a shipping barometer and effective trading platform
    Proposed omission of handysize segment detracts from goal of using the BDI as a barometer of dry bulk markets, says...
  • Wisdom Marine to order supramax duo at Kawasaki Heavy
    Vessels scheduled for delivery over 2019-2020
  • Korea outlines measures to prevent vessel collisions
    Move comes in response to collision between fishing vessel and coastal tanker off Yeongheung island early on December 3 that...
  • DSME extends delivery for Maran Gas LNG carrier newbuilds
    Orders were for a total of six vessels under two shipbuilding contracts
  • Shanghai tops Drewry's port connectivity index
    Consultancy says port connectivity is as important as size or scale
  • Singamas Container expects a return to profit
    Company cites growing box demand amid the improvement in international shipping volumes as key factor
  • FSL Trust in talks to extend loan maturity
    Trust has applied to the Singapore High Court for a scheme of arrangement regarding its obligations under the loan facility
  • CDB Leasing agrees $514.3m LNG carriers deal with Dynagas
    Vessels are loss-making, but will serve the Yamal project
  • Vard to build $318m electric hybrid cruiseship for Ponant
    Polar Class 2 cruise vessel will have icebreaking capabilities and be powered by liquefied natural gas and batteries
  • Damen signs deal with Concordia to build inland waterway ships
    Joint venture named Concordia Damen Shipbuilding

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Without volume to warrant double shifts, US ports extend gates
  • Maersk pressures forwarders amid market share battle
  • Mississippi River container-barge service set to expand
  • Senate committee rejects Trump nominee to head Ex-Im Bank
  • Korea's SM Line aims to partner with HMM on trans-Pacific
  • Despite actions, Antwerp, Rotterdam congestion persists
  • Maersk expands India customer credit program

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Carnival beats estimates despite lower earnings
    Company takes bullish stance toward full-year 2018 after hurricane hit fourth quarter.
  • Moody's downgrades Eletson on poor market, newbuildings
    Revised rating comes as the agency holds a negative outlook on the tanker sector.
  • Trend Discovery buys chuck of Diana Containerships
    A Delaware venture capitalist company has bought into Diana Containerships. Trend Discovery has snapped up a 38,000 bundle of shares in the shipowner, which is sufficient for a 5.02% stake. Its move comes just a few days after Morgan Stanley reported it held a 5% equity stake in Diana Containerships. Trend Discovery is led by managing partner Brad Hoagland and invests in both public and priv
  • Nautilus calls for crew clarification post-Brexit
    Union wants guarantee UK seafarers will still be able to work on EU-flagged ships.
  • Exmar set for VLGC order after Statoil tender win
    Deal would take the company into direct VLGC ownership.
  • Carbon War Room's Maurice Meehan dies
    Environmental think-tank pays tribute to shipping operations director.
  • Gard maps out the next 100 years
    CEO Roppestad says P&I club must contribute to healthy ecosystems and strong communities to stay the course.
  • Reederei Roth chief confirms bulker sale
    Ship worth $80m at market peak in 2008 has been sold now for $8m.
  • German trio drydocked at Gibdock
    Yard hails more business from operators like Dohle and Ahrenkiel.
  • Eagle Bulk Shipping confirms ultramax purchase
    Owner announces transaction first uncovered by TradeWinds last week.
  • Navigare Capital Partners moves into crude tankers
    Fund adds aframax to product tanker, dry cargo and boxship purchases.
  • Eesti eyes LNG terminal or bunker ship
    Estonian operator wants a piece of the LNG-fuelled vessel market.
  • Triyards seeks more time for audit
    Restructuring Singapore yard asking SGX to extend quarterly results deadline.
  • SolstadFarstad doubles savings target to $95m
    Norwegian owner wants to find more synergies following merger with Deep Sea and Farstad.
  • Borealis starts new tanker management venture
    Borealis Tankers will start with in-house chemical carrier operations from Istanbul, but is targeting third-party owners.
  • OPEC cuts drag Middle East VLCC fixtures to five-year low
    Credit Suisse sums help explain why winter market has failed to fire.
  • Maersk Drilling bags $100m from asset sale
    Cash deal tightens company's focus in the offshore area of the market.
  • Mercator's loss grows in second quarter
    Indian tanker and LPGC owner hit by revenue fall.
  • Shinsung Shipping orders cargoship quartet
    Korean owner goes for fleet renewal at Dayang Offshore in China.
  • Pacific Radiance reveals debt of $519m
    Owner has laid up 36 ships as refinancing talks continue.
  • Kim Heng ties-up ex-Swiber anchor handlers
    Offshore player secures access to Malaysian waters as OSVs secure short term charters.
  • Wisdom Marine heads to Kawasaki for bulkers
    Taiwan owner makes it five ship acquisitions in six months with latest newbuilding order.
  • Pavilion to supply LNG bunkers to PSA Marine
    Green fuel to be used on tug newbuildings due to be delivered to Singapore firm in 2019.
  • Pen Test Partners: Hackers could sink a bulker
    Potential weakness found in hull stress monitoring systems born in pre-internet age.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • Rising tide lifts U.S. container port volumes to record levels in 2017
    After several years of tepid global trade growth, the North American port sector is booming. So far in 2017-both the calendar year and fisc...
  • UPS places pre-order for 125 Tesla semis
    UPS Inc. has placed a reservation for 125 of Tesla's new fully-electric Semi tractors, the global package delivery and logistics company an...
  • Senate committee rejects Ex-Im Bank chairman nominee
    The Senate Banking Committee voted this morning to rejectScott Garrett, President Trump's nominee to lead the U.S. Export-Import Bank (Ex-I...
  • Port of Tilbury requests consent order for second terminal
    London's Port of Tilbury has submitted an application for a development consent order (DCO) to build a new terminal adjacent to the current...
  • CMPH signs 99-year lease to run struggling Sri Lankan port
    China Merchants Port Holdings has taken over commercial operations at the struggling Port of Hambantota on Sri Lanka's southern coast, rece...
  • East Coast Warehouse adds capacity at Port of NY/NJ
    Elizabeth, N.J.-based East Coast Warehouse & Distribution, a fourth-party logistics provider (4PL) specializing in temperature-controll...
  • Maersk Line launches online platform to combat booking cancellations
    Maersk Line has launched a new online platform for end-to-end freight booking that aims to reduce last-minute booking cancellations, a spok...
  • Panama Canal ups maximum authorized draft for Neopanamax locks
    In the wake of recent rainfall that brought two artificial lakes that link to the Panama Canal to their operating limits, the Panama Canal ...
  • Online furniture retailer to open 319,000-sq.-ft. facility near Jaxport terminals
    Online-only furniture brand Article will double the size of its U.S. distribution space in 2018 by opening a 319,000-square-foot facility n...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2017
  • NYMEX January crude goes off the board near Bollinger middle band
    NYMEX January crude settled 30 cents higher Tuesday at $57.46/b on expiry, which was just a few cents above the contract's Bollinger Band midpoint that signifies neutral territory.
  • Corpus Christi port sees crude exports rising to 1.792 mil b/d by 2020: COO
    The Port of Corpus Christi Commission has revised its recent forecast of crude exports for 2020, adding another 704,000 b/d, even as major constraints remain before it can become a leading US energy port, Chief Operating Officer Sean Strawbridge said.
  • Nebraska upholds Keystone XL approval, sparking likely court battle
    Nebraska regulators on Tuesday upheld their decision to allow TransCanada to build the stalled 830,000 b/d Keystone XL crude pipeline, albeit on an alternative route.
  • UK Forties pipeline repairs could take up to three more weeks
    Repairs needed to bring the UK's main crude supply pipeline, Forties, back on stream are making "steady progress" and could take up to three more weeks, pipeline operator Ineos said Tuesday.
  • Saudi Arabia eyes 12% rise in oil revenues for 2018 budget
    Saudi Arabia's budget for 2018 will require a significant increase in oil income to help fund a record $260 billion spending spree, according to a statement Tuesday.
  • Fuel oil flows east from ARA recover in December
    Flows of fuel oil to the East have recovered ground from November with Rotterdam loadings expected to be 900,000 mt for December, up from 300,000 mt which departed from the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp blending and bunker hub in November.
  • Cyprus eyes up LNG-powered future, phasing out gasoil imports
    The Electricity Authority of Cyprus has said it will switch to LNG at its power stations by 2020, with a view to winding down its current reliance on gasoil imports.
  • External: Wired Bunkering
  • Iran's oil minister eyes gasoline self-sufficiency from mid-2018
    Zanganeh said he believed "stabilization" would follow the start up of phase two of the Persian Gulf Star condensates refinery.
  • US bunker player WFS tops Aegean Marine's list of approved debtors
    Glencore Group's Chemoil and Oceanconnect, Hapag-Lloyd AG, Mitsui, Qatargas and Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics AS/ Eukor Car Carriers Inc are among others.
  • One-third of shippers to opt for scrubbers to meet IMO 2020 sulfur cap: Foreship
    Attractive ROI on scrubbers to promote scrubbers uptake.
  • FUTURES: Crude remains stable in Asia, Brent/WTI spread above $6/b

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