|OCTOBER 6, 2019|
- FIATA updates model rules on freight forwarding services
- Maersk empowers small & medium enterprises in Odisha with new trade opportunities & simplified cargo movement
- NYK celebrates 134th anniversary in challenging environment
- Online technology platforms seen improving vessel utilisation levels & reducing freight rate volatility
- India records double-digit increase in income from tea exports till Aug.
- Limited trade deal with India could be signed quickly: US Commerce Secretary
- Shrimp farmers join Walmart's blockchain pilot for exports to US
- Mansukh Mandaviya attends 3rd Annual Award Function & inaugurates seminar on Furniture Park at DPT
- Port of Rotterdam Authority introduces track & trace containers
- Transporters' stir at JNPT called off
- Work of solid waste processing facility at JN Port awarded under Swachhta Pakhwada
- G2B MoUs signed between India & Bangladesh
- Govt determined to bring economic growth to 7-8 pc, says Minister
- Repo rate cut welcomed
|OCTOBER 7, 2019|
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- Boosting intermodal trade with new containers
- American Airlines Cargo transports a true cosmopolitan
- RIO digitalises Volkswagen Group Logistics
- New governance for Portsynergy-Euro Fos
- Eurogate and TIL opt for new cranes in Hamburg and Bremen
- More shuttles between Alsace and Rotterdam
- New warehouse for e-commerce logistics
- Winds of change at Siemens Gamesa
- Spain: One in every five driver positions remains unfilled
- Dokasch's Opticooler FAA approved
- PSA lightening up its project Tuas Port
- AN-12 cargo plane crash in the Ukraine
- "Curiosity of the Day"
- Blockchain pilot between Lyon and Marseille
- DB Schenker in charge of logistics for Nissens Automotive
- New president and vice president for ECSA
- Global railway industry bucks the trend
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- Stressed carriers hold their breath during Golden Week as contract talks loom
- Anger as Lufthansa pays 'the wrong recipient' to settle air cargo cartel case
- New standards published to advance the use of data from smart containers
- Vietnam anxious to attract US exports before catching Trump's tariff eye
- Long Beach port terminals show off new zero-emissions equipment
- Robert van de Weg joins ECS as chief commercial officer
- Supply chain radar: Here's what Ceva's new China-Europe trucking service means for freight routes
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- Port of Mobile deepening and widening project moves ahead
An agreement signed October 2 by the Alabama State Port Authority and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers marks another step forward in plans to deepen and widen the Port of Mobile.
- Canal Barge agrees to buy PBSG towboats
New Orleans headquartered Canal Barge Company reports it has reached agreement with Pine Bluff Sand and Gravel (PBSG) to acquire five of its towboats and to offer employment to its 80 professional
- Transocean rig is world's first hybrid floating drilling unit
Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) reports that it has successfully deployed the world's first hybrid energy storage system aboard a floating drilling unit. The system is now operational on the Transocean Spitsbergen, engaged
- Foremost Group takes delivery of eco-friendly bulker
Privately-owned American dry bulk shipping company Foremost Group has taken delivery of a new 85,004 metric tons deadweight post-Panamax bulk carrier, the M/V Ting May The eco-friendly post-Panamax ship will be immediately
- All American launches Duke research vessel
The All American Marine, Inc. (AAM) shipyard in Bellingham, Wash., has completed construction and launched an aluminum research and survey vessel for Duke University. AAM is the exclusive North American builder of
- Officer of Watch watched videos: ship grounded
The U.K. Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB) has issued its report on the July 18, 2018 grounding of the Netherlands registered general cargo vessel Priscilla on Pentland Skerries, Scotland. For about two
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- Alkyon owner sues bank and broker
Stallion Eight Shipping is seeking more than $4m in compensation, alleging that under Greek tort law the valuation of the...
- The allure of carbon offsets and transitional fuels
Tristan Smith presents the argument to Lloyd's List that investing in the wrong decarbonisation options could be dangerous
- World boxship fleet update: Fall in orders
A slowdown in order contracting will come as a welcome step towards rebalancing the market
- Asia-Europe freight rates continue steady decline
Platts report spot rates from North Asia to Northern Europe lost ground by a further $200 last week
- Thailand eyes LNG bunker possibilities
LNG bunkering - which involves trades of the fuel in smaller volumes - offers an avenue for the Southeast Asian country to...
- Maersk and Cargill aim for 100 tankers in MR pool
The new partnership is unique, executives tell Lloyd's List in an interview, as most pools are run by shipowners
- Traxens drives development of box industry's first smart container exchange
French box-tracking manufacturer joins forces with UN/CEFACT to draw up a set of smart container standards
- Black Quay draws up South Australia port masterplan
It is expected to be one of the most complex and far-reaching port development plans in Australia, taking in multiple...
- Daily Briefing
Free to read: Shrinking fleet may aid smaller dry bulk segment | Singapore stockpiling IMO-compliant fuel in floating storage |...
- The Lloyd's List Podcast: Everything you always wanted to know about LPG (but were afraid to ask)
This week we're taking a deep dive into the too often overlooked LPG sector with Epic Gas chief executive Charles...
- Cyprus shows commitment to shipping sector
The loyalty and resilience of the shipping sector in Cyprus, which is chiefly known for its strength in shipmanagement companies...
- Outlook is bright for Greece's major ports
The money associated with China's One Belt, One Road strategy and the strong links Greek ports have to central and...
- Singapore stockpiles IMO-compliant fuel in floating storage
An estimated 4m tonnes of low-sulphur fuel oil is being stored on board 18 very large crude carriers around Singapore
- Golden Week holidays cast shadow over capesize chartering
The decline in iron ore and coal imports by China has come on the back of a government order to...
- Liverpool posts significant growth in maritime economic contribution
Shipping and marine engineering provide financial reward for Liverpool as investment in the region's maritime sector tops £1.4bn
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- Trucker protest hampers cargo flow at India's JNPT
- Integrated carriers to benefit from vehicle market rebound: Drewry
- Maersk deepens India integrator push with new rail offering
- Georgia Ports ro-ro volumes grow amid expansion
- 'Muted' 2019 trucking peak seen ahead
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- Bonanza $100,000 VLCC rates as Cosco sanctions bite deeper
Cosco sanctions, seasonal demand and IMO 2020 continue to push up spot and period rates
- Kelso entities update number of Global Ship Lease shares under their control
The number of Global Ship Lease shares controlled by private equity firm Kelso & Co entities has been revised to reflect a one-for-eight reverse stock split carried out in late March. The entities took control of voting on 1.25 million Global Ship Lease (GSL) shares when the deal closed 15 November. The units are actually held by CMA CGM and Michael Gross. Ian Webber says expensive $340m bond i
- Chemicals and products broker Odin Marine ties up with RVB in Europe
Connecticut-based chemicals and tanker brokerage Odin Marine Group has signed a letter of intent to combine operations with Rotterdam's RVB Company in Europe within the year. Odin-RVB Europe BV will operate as a full member of the Global Odin Marine Group, with a target set for integration of the offices in the first quarter of 2020. Odin Marine Spain and RVB Shipbrokers Singapore also will be p
- Panama Canal bans scrubber effluent, green groups cheer
Panama Canal Authority implemented restriction this year to protect nearby fresh water reservoirs
- Trafigura officially takes Scorpio Tankers stake after ship deal
The 5.8 million shares are held by the same companies that hold Trafigura's Frontline shares
- Grimaldi blasts speculation by refiners ahead of IMO 2020
Leading Italian shipowner Emanuele Grimaldi has hit out at speculation by oil companies looking to cash-in ahead of 2020 regulation. Speaking at the Euromed convention in Giardini Naxos, Sicily today, he said that massive increases in the price of low sulphur fuel was not justifiable and had placed the burden of environmental compliance onto shipowners instead of the refining industry. Grimaldi
- Master feared stowaways were Boko Haram terrorists
Grimaldi captain tells court why he locked group of four men in quarantine room
- Wreck of Osfjord cut up and removed off Norway
Boa Offshore handles salvage of general cargoship that grounded last year.
- Modern PSV sold out of market for Cargill work
Eidsvaag snaps up former World Wide Supply ship to service trader's joint venture with Skretting.
- Exmar increases LPG spot exposure as market rises
Belgian owner wants to capitalise on $20,000 per day increase for VLGCs
- K Line linked to VLCC sale for $48m
Japanese and Greeks among potential buyers of 2010-built tanker
- Two crew jump from cruiseship in bid to enter Canada
Authorities rescue men from St Lawrence after plunge from Celebrity Summit
- Subsea 7 lands Shell FPSO contract worth up to $150m
Kristian Siem-backed company to transport and install 30km gas export pipeline
- Crewman dies from leg injuries on Dutch cargoship
Seafarer suffers accident on Amsterdijk at Ipswich in UK
- Wijnne Barends books four more scrubber retrofits
Dutch owner buying additional exhaust gas cleaners from Value Maritime
- Indonesia reported to have located wreck of Nur Allya
Elderly supramax bulker loaded with nickel ore cargo finally found after six week search
- MPA teams up with IMarEST to boost industry training
Maritime regulator says initiative with marine engineers body will benefit raft of sector professionals
- Coal to remain a major part of Southeast Asia's dry cargo mix
Vietnam main driver of trade as it turns from exporter to importer on increasing industrial growth
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- Why is Europe so absurdly backward compared to the U.S. in rail freight transport
For decades, the European freight rail system has had no major upgrades with regard to axle load capacity, train length or car vertical height.
- Down Under Trucking: trucker found guilty of killing two road users
In this week's Down Under Trucking - death by reckless driving; hill driving; trucker fired; police shoot tow truck thief; logistics industry urges government to...
- Tesla acquires Canadian battery maker Hibar Systems
Electric vehicle firm boosts battery capabilities with the purchase of Toronto-area company specializing in high-volume manufacturing.
- Greening the supply chain: more carrot, less stick
From blockchain to 3D printing, new technologies have the potential to green the supply chain across industry sectors.
- Atlas Air pilots authorized to form own local
Union pilots at Atlas Air authorized to form own local
- 5 killed in air cargo accident in Ukraine
An AN-12 freighter made an emergency landing Friday morning (Oct. 4) about a mile short of Lviv International Airport in Ukraine, killing five people, the...
- Weekly Rate Update: Volumes are high as expected, but will it last?
FreightWaves CEO Craig Fuller and associate editor JP Hampstead recap the week in freight.
- National freight volumes on a tear, notch year-to-date highs this week
Trucking market keeps rising against easy comparisons
- Bird raises $215 million in Series D led by CDPQ and Sequoia Capital
Bird CEO Travis VanderZanden said that for the past year, positive unit economics has been Bird's top priority for a sustainable long-term business. This is...
- Settlement reached in trucking company's employee stock ownership plan
A $455,000 settlement has been reached in a case involving a Tennessee-based trucking company's Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) following an investigation centered around the...
- Transplace's McGuigan, Schneider's Rourke, Forward Air's Campbell highlight back-to-back discussions at FreightWaves LIVE Chicago
Three heavy hitters to take the stage at FreightWaves LIVE next month in Chicago.
- Sunset Transportation expands with new cross-border facilities in Laredo
Sunset Transportation, a St. Louis-based third-party logistics (3PL) provider, recently opened a new customs brokerage office and warehouse facility at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo,...
- Tesla Semi electric trucks roll into Frito-Lay plant
PepsiCo is introducing 15 Tesla Semi electric trucks at its Frito-Lay manufacturing site in Modesto, California.
- Freight Futures daily curve: 10/4
National futures forward curve points to potential economic trouble ahead.
- Walmart graduates first class from first in-DC supply chain'academy'
Walmart graduates first class from in-DC supply chain academy
- Market leader Freightliner to cut 900 production workers in North Carolina
Four of six major truck makers are reducing production line speed and/or laying off manufacturing workers. Market leader Daimler Trucks North America will cut 900...
- New data standard aims to ease smart container tracking
Traxens says the new standard will facilitate growth in smart container usage.
- Fitch: China trade war dims economic prospects
The outlook for the global economy has deteriorated significantly due to escalation in the U.S.-China trade war, according to Fitch Ratings' Global Economic Outlook (GEO)....
- Self-driving cars weave through roads on a test run in London's Stratford district
Self-driving cars from a U.K. startup Oxbotica took to Stratford's streets earlier this week, successfully wading through traffic and proving itself safe to navigate in...
- Snow, slush, slow downs in northern Rockies (forecast video)
Five to 10 inches of Friday snow for mountains in the northern Rockies. Slush, light snow in the valleys.
- US government struggles to assess sanctions impact
The Government Accountability Office found that Treasury, State and Commerce agencies, which administer U.S. economic sanctions, lack the ability to definitively measure their effectiveness.
- Weighing driver health
"Your body is your engine" and needs routine maintenance to prevent a breakdown.
- Federal safety agency blasts proposed HOS rule changes
NTSB asserts added flexibility could increase risk of crashes
- Slovenia's Adria Airways shuts down
Unable to raise cash to continue operating, Slovenia's flag carrier has ceased operations
- Platts poised to take on Baltic Exchange in dry freight futures
The Baltic Exchange has been unrivaled in its creation of indices for dry freight futures. That may be about to change.
- Uber Works' launch reveals swerve away from transportation
Enter Uber Works - an app that connects shift-workers with shift jobs. The app officially launched in Chicago on October 2.
- Today's Pickup: Automation won't eliminate the job of truck driver, study says
Plus: Silicon Valley parents skeptical of AVs; London completes first self-driving pilot.
- US tariffs on China prompt manufacturing migration
The transfer of production out of China to avoid U.S. tariffs of up to 25% is having a tangible impact on global trade flows.
|OCTOBER 4, 2019|
- NYMEX crude futures pare early gains, close up slightly
November NYMEX WTI gave up early gains Friday moving into negative territory then closing up slightly.
- Worldscale details pricing of bunker grades for 2020
The Worldscale Association has released its much-awaited bunker prices basis for 2020.
- IMO 2020 to offset economic headwinds for diesel cracks: Bank of America
Rising demand for middle distillates from the marine sector and questions around supply should outweigh bearish economic signals for diesel.
- ARA fuel oil stocks drop 14% on week on steep backwardation
Fuel oil stocks in the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub rose 14% to 1.15 million mt in the week.
- Genoa, Augusta draw Med bunker buyers in tight market
Bunker availability at the Italian ports of Genoa and Augusta is drawing buyers from other Mediterranean ports as the the market remains tight.