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24 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 23:33 GMT+2




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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Casualties mount as Beirut blast linked to small arrested cargo ship
  • ONE posts second quarter profit despite revenue, volume declines
  • Hapag-Lloyd diverts 3,800-TEU ship from Montreal dock strife
  • DP World blames Covid for 3.9pc in first half fall in box volume
  • Port of Rotterdam cargo volumes suffer 9.1pc drop in first half
  • 5,600-TEU Cap Jackson's engine room catches fire in Panama
  • Half of Australia's exports go to China Canberra statistics reveal
  • South Carolina opens first new US container terminal in 11 years
  • XPO Logistics revenues hit by Covid, but stays upbeat and bullish
  • Houston sees big decline as Covid-19 continues to affect industry
  • Air Canada renews fight with PM over Covid flight, travel restrictions
  • Virgin Atlantic tells court it expects to run out of cash by next month
  • Experts say 'preighters'- all-cargo pax planes - are here to stay
  • Covid-19 scare continues to slow airlines from adding capacity

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Coal imports seen dropping this year
  • APM Terminals Pipavav reports net profit decline in Q1
  • Beirut port officials reportedly under house arrest following devastating explosion
  • INDIAN PORTS ASSOCIATION
  • JN Port resumes operations
  • New Mangalore Port permissible draught
  • New productivity norms for bagged cargo at Deendayal Port
  • Port authorities come together for autonomous ships/ports interface
  • Davies Turner's Express China rail freight service now goes direct to UK regions
  • ICRA revises outlook for Indian logistics sector
  • Railways notifies discount in freight rates for container traffic
  • Transhipment of Cargo to Nepal under Electronic Cargo Tracking System (Amendment) Regulations, 2020
  • RBI keeps repo rate unchanged; debt restructuring for MSMEs

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The Loadstarweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Maersk and MSC upgrade Asia-Europe sweeper to a weekly service
  • Cargo flights boost Korean Air results, but are 'a rare bright spot' for Lufthansa
  • Air Canada on course with cargo flights, but more cost-cutting on the cards
  • Logistics protests as Melbourne lockdown puts the brakes on supply chains
  • Despite legal wrangles, Volga-Dnepr takes delivery of first 777F at last
  • Strong winds cause container cranes to collapse at JNPT, Mumbai
  • Japan Post looks to sell Toll?
  • Supply chain radar: Elvis is (almost) in the building - Part I

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Norwegian Cruise Line has no plans to shed any ships
    Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: NCLH) today reported financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2020. The company's second-quarter GAAP net loss was $715.2 million or $2.99 per share
  • Tasmanian tour boat operator orders its eighth Incat Crowther vessel
    Tasmanian tour boat operator World Heritage Cruises has ordered its eighth Incat Crowther designed vessel. Currently under construction at the Richardson Devine Marine shipyard in Hobart, the 220 passenger, 35 meter long
  • Sandy Hook pilot dies after fall while boarding tanker
    The Sandy Hook Pilots Association says that at approximately 10.30 p.m. yesterday, pilot Captain Timothy M. Murray was involved in an incident while boarding a tanker vessel inbound to the Port of
  • Alaska Marine Lines upgrades four rail barges
    Four Alaska Marine Lines rail barges are getting upgrades that include new piping and ballast systems designed by Glosten with installation by Meridian Marine Industries. Using a patented rack system, the rail
  • Ecochlor receives IMO BWMS Code Type Approval
    North Haven, Conn., headquartered Ecochlor has received Type Approval from the Norwegian Maritime Authority (NMA) in accordance with the IMO BWMS Code (MEPC.300(72) / revised 2016 G8) standards. The new certification applies
  • Three ships idled in Australian ports as over-contract crew seek repatriation
    Crews on at least three ships in Australian waters have stopped working their ships following expiration of their contracts. The seafarers are bidding for repatriation as the crew change crisis caused by
  • Mike Ellis named American Commercial Barge Line CEO
    American Commercial Barge Line (ACBL) and its board of directors have named Mike Ellis, as the company's new CEO and a member of its board of directors, effective August 17, 2020. The
  • Japan's first dual LNG/VLSFO bunkering tanker launched
    Yokohama headquartered Ecobunker Shipping yesterday held a naming and launching ceremony for Japan's first bunkering tanker capable of ship-to-ship deliveries of both LNG and VLSFO (very low sulfur fuel oil).' Being built
  • NASSCO Norfolk awarded Navy contract worth potential $130.8 million
    General Dynamics National Steel and Shipbuilding Company - Norfolk (NASSCO Norfolk), Norfolk, Va., has been awarded a $106,923,080 contract for the execution of the USS Bataan (LHD 5) fiscal 2020 selected restricted

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Fuel oil leaking from grounded bulker off Mauritius
    The capesize's owner Nagashiki Shipping says an oil boom has been deployed around the vessel
  • Genco makes strides in repatriation of seafarers
    The company has a favourable outlook for the dry bulk market due to an all-time low orderbook to fleet ratio...
  • Incidents of shipping detention in decline
    Comoros, Moldova, Tanzania and Togo recorded the highest number of bannings for the 2017-19 period
  • Weekly briefing: Beirut blast to impact containers; dry bulk sentiment rises
    The devastating explosion that destroyed much of the port infrastructure in Beirut is expected to have a lasting effect on...
  • Charterers lambasted for indifference to crews' plight
    Hajioannou is one of the first major shipowners to publicly call out charterers for being part of the problem rather...
  • Seafarers stop ships as crew crisis worsens
    ITF calls for action as ship crews begin to take up rights to stop working beyond contracted period
  • North's Yiacoumis to join Skuld in Piraeus
    Yiacoumis spent almost 18 years at the North of England P&I Association
  • Gulf of Mexico now a major piracy hotspot
    Budget cuts have led to slow navy responses and underreporting, a World Maritime University paper says.
  • Dry bulk market expects little impact from Beirut blast
    Lebanon imports 1.5m tonnes of dry bulk commodities per year, the bulk of which is grains, says Braemar
  • Yangzijiang Shipbuilding profit drops 17% in second quarter
    Chief executive Ren Letian says his company will stay close with clients 'in the seemingly darkest of times'
  • Beirut port officials detained as blast death toll rises
    Lebanon's government announced that a number of Beirut port officials were placed under house arrest within hours of the huge...
  • Emissions data point to bigger role for governments
    The study is the first to separate domestic and international shipping emissions
  • ICTSI first-half volumes plunge 11% on coronavirus impact
    Chairman and president Enrique Razon Jr sees Covid-19 as the major challenge for most businesses globally and expects that the...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Blast may have devastating impact on Lebanon's trade flows | Beirut explosion hits container links | Stored...
  • LNG shipping demand up in the air as traders enter market
    Many inquiries have come in for winter shipping requirements but charterers want shorter tenors than what shipowners desire, says Poten...
  • Pacific Basin chief urges governments to allow crew changes
    The onus is now on governments, which need to take some concrete steps amid constantly changing quarantine measures and lack...
  • OOIL's former chief executive makes comeback
    Huang, also a vice-president at Cosco Shipping, has nearly 40 years of experience in container shipping
  • Baseball team's lawsuit aims to 'dismantle the port of Oakland'
    A broad coalition of members of Oakland's maritime community claim the proposed ballpark and housing development is incompatible with a...
  • FSL Trust agrees sale of remaining container fleet
    FSL Trust did not disclose the price achieved for the ships but said it has received the initial 10% deposit...
  • Japan launches first LNG-VLSFO bunker tanker
    Tanker is owned by a joint venture of Sumitomo Corp, Yokohama-Kawasaki International Port Corp and Uyeno Transtech

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Houston first-half steel imports down sharply amid energy sector freeze
  • JOC Research Note: Rail the better economic bet for shippers in Q3
  • Amazon vet Feitzinger bolsters ClearMetal's visibility plan
  • Strike exposes Montreal to more competition for cargo
  • Trailer-on-flatcar usage rebounds on e-commerce surge

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Carnival offers debt investors swap for $1.39bn in equity
  • Norwegian suffers $715m loss amid Covid-19 overhang
  • EuroDry talks to lenders to push back loans after worst quarter since inception
  • Grounded bulker leaks fuel oil off Mauritius
  • Scorpio Tankers beats analyst projections while trimming debt
  • Vintage VLCCs are no longer popular amid waning demand for floating storage
  • Scorpio Bulkers likely to go big on wind order and ditch the dry ships it now owns
  • Mitsui E&S winds down shipbuilding production in Japan
  • In a time of pandemic and sanctions it pays to get to know your vessels
  • Euronav predicts weak tanker rates ahead despite strong quarterly result
  • Scorpio Tankers beats analyst projections while trimming debt
  • Vintage VLCCs are no longer popular amid waning demand for floating storage
  • Scorpio Bulkers likely to go big on wind order and ditch the dry ships it now owns
  • Mitsui E&S winds down shipbuilding production in Japan
  • In a time of pandemic and sanctions it pays to get to know your vessels
  • Euronav predicts weak tanker rates ahead despite strong quarterly result
  • Goldenport snaps up unwanted Eastern Pacific ultramax
  • Capital Product sticking with MLP status as analyst questions structure
  • Intentional or unintentional? US reliance on AIS creates pitfalls for shipping
  • Sovcomflot LNG carrier road tests new Kildin Island transfer site
  • Minions make it onto Bernhard Schulte LPG carrier
  • Carbon study's shock findings set to shift IMO greenhouse gas debate
  • Genco slashes red ink as revenue edges above expectations
  • Coronavirus fallout hits bunker quality but helps dodge fuel shortage
  • Crude diversification pays off for Union Maritime as profits climb
  • Diamlemos fleet shrinks further after family split
  • Bodouroglou makes dry bulk comeback, picking up last Delta ships
  • Beirut port officials under house arrest as death toll rises
  • Yangzijiang Shipbuilding sees profit shrink just 17% despite virus setbacks
  • Rocktree reveals details on post-panamax bulker conversion
  • Explosive cargo brought to Beirut by abandoned ship, report says
  • Mixed results for maritime in Singapore governance and transparency index
  • Star Bulk to sell and lease back 16 vessels for $274m

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • Airbus orders in 2020 cut in half by COVID-19
    Airlines are saving every penny possible and with so few people traveling they don't need more airplanes. That's hurting sales at Airbus and Boeing.
  • How are tankers coping with floating-storage hangover?
    Euronav and Scorpio Tankers highlight attractive fundamentals after floating storage wraps up.
  • Sandy Hook Pilots captain dies in fall
    Timothy M. Murray had guided vessels in and out of the Port of New York and New Jersey for more than eight years.
  • Cargo planes head to Beirut with relief supplies
    Beirut is in a state of emergency following a giant chemical blast. Governments are sending cargo planes with basic necessities to help the survivors.
  • Port of Beirut explosion forces diversion of vessels
    Container carriers are rerouting goods and assessing damage following Tuesday's blast.
  • Atlas Air capitalizes on transport shortages for big Q2 profit gain
    Atlas Air Worldwide's big cargo planes have been in flying full tilt since the novel coronavirus metastasized in March. Combine that with high rates and...
  • Enstructure acquires bulk terminal at Port Canaveral
    Multipurpose marine terminal operator Enstructure says the purchase of Ambassador Services in Port Canaveral establishes its presence in U.S. Southeast.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 6, 2020
  • US Crude exports to Asia set to grow amid flurry of fixture activity
    US crude exports to Asia have climbed over the past two weeks, and are expected to remain strong as low tanker rates have helped spark a flurry of VLCC fixtures, S&P Global Platts data showed Aug. 5.
  • Naphtha East-West spread surges to 2-month high on weaker market in Europe
    The September naphtha East-West spread - the premium of the CFR Japan naphtha cargo swap over the CIF NWE equivalent - rose $2.75/mt day on day to a two-month high of $22/mt at the Aug. 5 Asian close as a weak European market and a balanced Asian market widened the spread and opened up opportunities for more European naphtha to head eastwards.
  • After nearly 20 years, India oil demand slipping into the red
    Hopes India's oil demand will recover in the second half of the year is fading fast as provinces implement partial lockdowns to battle the coronavirus pandemic, prompting refiners to start planning for lower crude runs to prevent a problem of plenty at home.
  • Weaker dollar, US crude draw push oil higher despite economic headwinds
    Oil futures settled higher Aug. 5 as a weakened US dollar and large US crude draw offset weak US employment data.
  • Crude slips from five-month high as demand outlook remains uncertain
    Crude oil futures were seen falling from five-month highs in European late morning Aug. 6 as sentiment was weighed down by the realization that oil products demand remained weak and the easing of OPEC+ cuts may have been premature.
  • HSFO Baltic Sea exports to US near 50% of total in July
    Nearly half of all HSFO product from the Baltic Sea has been making its way across the Atlantic, according to new data.
  • Crude rallies on US jobless data
    Oil futures rallied in early US trading Aug. 6 on the heels of lower-than-expected US weekly unemployment data.
  • Lufthansa eyes return to 70% of long-haul flight capacity by end-2020
    Lufthansa Group plans to return to 95% of the prior-year capacity for short- and medium-haul routes and to 70% of capacity for long-haul routes by the end of the year, while looking forward it doesn't expect demand for air travel to return to pre-crisis levels before 2024 at the earliest, the company said on its website Aug. 6.
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  • April-July container volumes at 12 major Indian ports fall 28% on year
    For the month of July, cumulative container volumes at 12 major Indian ports fell 15.4% year on year to 750,000 TEU.
  • Ecobunker launches new LNG bunker vessel in Japan
    Ecobunker Tokyo Bay is a multi-bunkering vessel capable of both ship-to-ship LNG and VLSFO bunkering.






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