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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • Freight rates seen staying elevated
  • Maersk signs shipbuilding contract for world's first container vessel fuelled by carbon neutral methanol
  • Schedule reliability continues to be low in May 2021
  • DGFT notifies removal of import restrictions on palm oil
  • Responsibility for sending sample to appropriate lab with requisite test memo
  • Antwerp port awards breakbulk concession to PSA Breakbulk NV
  • Govt lists projects at Major Ports for development in PPP mode
  • DP World acquires US-based global logistics provider
  • FIATA launches online transaction platform for members
  • Maersk encourages just-in-case supply chain model
  • 'Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav' inaugural function at Mumbai Port
  • DHL Express is 2021's best place to work in India

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 2, 2021
  • More services between Lower Rhine and Sweden
  • Geodis builds next bridgehead in Morocco
  • First freight train in 20 years
  • Smart solution for railfreight
  • "Ocean market specialists" for Seko Logistics
  • MSC continues collecting
  • K+N shares Apex
  • ANZL's second Australia-LAX cargo service
  • Short sea Adria-Turkey service launched
  • Gefco is definitely for sale
  • Flexport strengthens management team
  • New in Minneapolis and back in Southern Europe
  • Cargo on ferry of the third kind
  • Groundbreaking in Louisiana
  • Ryder to operate new US east coast hub
  • Niklas Kirwel returns to Setlog
  • Another hub for Poste Italiane
  • "Curiosity of the Day"

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The Loadstarweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • New threat to Bangladesh apparel factories as Covid lockdowns reappear
  • Pest control measures aimed at box sector would disrupt supply chains, says WSC
  • US west coast gateways forge links with inland ports in bid to ease congestion
  • Haulier fears and claims of 'classic bully boy tactics' a 'surprise' to UK ports
  • DP World snaps up contract logistics operator syncreon for $1.2bn
  • Freight-Pay - a digital way to make life easier for Fiata's forwarders
  • Busy shopper Seaspan orders another six 15,000 teu ships from Asian yard
  • CU Lines extends portfolio and stretches Asia-Europe route to Tilbury
  • Analysis: Kuehne + Nagel trims Apex stake - don't be shocked
  • Snapshot: Going through changes with Hyundai Merchant Marine

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • Viridis signs up cargo partners for ammonia-fueled shipping project
    Ammonia-fueled shipping startup Viridis Bulk Carriers AS has signed MOUs with five cargo shippers with the goal of setting up an efficient zero emissions shipping network. Viridis - a joint venture between
  • VIDEO: Golden Ray responders complete another cut
    The St. Simons Sound Incident Response reports that wreck removal personnel completed cutting operations and separated Section Three from the remainder of the wreck of the capsized car carrier Golden Ray on
  • Schottel thrusters for giant crane ship are on their way to Chinese yard
    The main propulsion package for Jan De Nul's latest heavy-lift crane vessel Les Alizés has left the Schottel production plant in Wismar, Germany, on its way to the CMHI Haimen shipyard in
  • Bollinger delivers 45th FRC
    Lockport, La., headuartered Bollinger Shipyards LLC has delivered the USCGC Emlen TunnelL to the U.S. Coast Guard in Key West, Fla. The ship is the 168th vessel Bollinger has delivered to the
  • Hapag-Lloyd exercises option for 6 more ME-GI engines
    Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) has ordered si' MAN B&W 11G95ME-GI Mk10.5 main engines for six ultra-large, 23,500+ TEU containerships on order for Hapag-Lloyd. The new order exercises an option in
  • Detyens wins $8.7 million MSC contract
    Detyens Shipyards Inc., North Charleston, S.C., has been awarded an $8,762,834 firm-fixed-price contract for a 50-calendar day shipyard availability. The work to be performed provides for services for the mid-term availability of
  • Maersk orders world's first box ship fueled by carbon neutral methanol
    A.P. Moller - Maersk has agreed a contract that will see Hyundai Mipo Dockyards build a 172 meter feeder vessel with a dual-fuel engine technology that will enable it to sail on

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • Weekly briefing: Box demand soars | Bulk bulls are smiling | Tankers continue to wait
    Every containership able to sail is in demand right now as demand soars and market participants set about preparing for...
  • Open time slot management offers port congestion solution
    Most ports have some form of slot management for arrivals. But these systems would be more powerful tools if the...
  • Norway creates unified export finance agency
    Former Swedbank Norge managing director Tone Lunde Bakker will head up Oslo-based body as part of country's plans to boost...
  • Vaccines and versatility are overcoming the crew-change crisis
    While the industry continues to call on governments to do more, behind the scenes crew managers are using every opportunity...
  • Pelagic eyes further shipping deals after adding LPG carriers
    Fund's fair market value rises to $45m with acquisition of a pair of 3,315 cu m semi-refrigerated liquefied petroleum gas...
  • Green Deal will bring opportunities and challenges to European ports
    Ports and their wider industrial ecosystems can make the Green Deal happen. But investment needs to be targeted wisely
  • DVB shipping experts join Dutch firm to launch new investment manager
    Two DVB shipping bankers set up joint venture in partnership with established Netherlands financial services company
  • Marine insurance outlook in three words - more expensive still
    The current year has seen some major claims, not least Ever Given, but the secular trend towards better safety overall...
  • LPG sector sailing to a profitable second half of the year
    Healthy market fundamentals are setting up high expectations for the next six months, even as alignment of available capacity and...
  • High carbon prices and unusual weather tighten LNG market
    'We could potentially see very strong LNG carrier spot rates for the remainder of 2021 and into 2022, exaggerated by...
  • Bullish sentiment prevails in dry bulk market
    More than half of the scheduled newbuildings were delivered in the first five months of the year and, with expected...
  • Container shipping thrives amid the chaos
    The box shipping sector has bounced back from the initial phases of the pandemic to record profitability; but the supply...
  • Maersk opts for Hyundai Mipo to build dual-fuel methanol feedership
    The 2,100 teu vessel is expected to be delivered by mid 2023. Maersk has committed to using carbon-neutral methanol, which...
  • LNG shipping rates stage off-peak hike
    'We see this liquefied natural gas interest in the large regional price differentials in natural gas between exporters and importers, which...
  • Kuehne+Nagel sells minority stake in Asian forwarder
    K+N took a majority stake in freight forwarder Apex at the start of the year. It has now brought in...
  • Bulk carriers targeted by pirates along Singapore Strait
    In the most recent five incidents no casualty was reported, but engine spares were stolen in two occasions. In all...
  • Daily Briefing
    Free to read: Economou cleans up in rare Cuban crude shipments | CommBank quits shipping amid market uncertainties | How...
  • UK Chamber appoints Sarah Treseder as new chief executive
    Ms Treseder has been chief executive of the Royal Yachting Association since 2010 and will succeed current chamber chief executive Bob...
  • CMA CGM upsizes boxships in Thailand
    The phasing-in of these vessels on the Columbus JAX service comes as Thai exporters ramp up for the upcoming peak...
  • Heatwave and wildfires threaten power supply to US ports
    The Pacific Merchant Shipping Association has cited a report which examines the energy grid requirements for vessels and the landside equipment...
  • Sembmarine yard in Brazil lands $175m FPSO deal
    The contract came after Petrobras made a call to divert the FPSO to the Itapu field
  • Vale bets on bubble-producing iron ore carrier to cut emissions
    The mining giant is testing an air lubrication system in which compressors send air to devices under a vessel, forming...

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • UP capping storage fees for inaccessible containers in Chicago
  • New Georgia inland port targets industrial, poultry shippers
  • NS raising daily domestic container charges in bid to speed turns
  • CMA CGM boosts inland reach with Spanish rail acquisition
  • Cadeler orders two wind turbine installation vessels
  • DP World extends landside footprint with $1.2 billion logistics takeover

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • Tanker owners left waiting after Opec+ pushes back decision to bump output
  • Fixtures disappoint as capesize roller coaster dips again
  • Toby English jumps ship from Affinity to head SSY's S&P team
  • Carnival rachets down interest rate on nearly $3bn loan
  • Diamond S Shipping taps two directors to join Stevenson at International Seaways
  • Ammonia bulker start-up Viridis secures cargo contracts for fleet
  • Costamare boosts bulker fleet with fresh buy of a dozen vessels
  • Remote working to continue into September for some US companies
  • Eagle Bulk 'better off in the office together' as return 'feels normal'
  • Former Kuwait Oil Tanker boss Ali Shehab resurfaces at DNV
  • Ocean Yield buys into dual-fuel containership ordered by Idan Ofer
  • Maersk confirms methanol-fuelled containership order at Hyundai Mipo
  • UK Chamber of Shipping hires yachting boss as chief executive
  • Deadline pushed back for huge DSME-HHI shipyard merger
  • GSB Tankers and Aurora Tankers join forces in stainless steel tankers
  • Ocean Yield buys into dual-fuel containership ordered by Idan Ofer
  • Maersk confirms methanol-fuelled containership order at Hyundai Mipo
  • UK Chamber of Shipping hires yachting boss as chief executive
  • Deadline pushed back for huge DSME-HHI shipyard merger
  • GSB Tankers and Aurora Tankers join forces in stainless steel tankers
  • Montanari sells another tanker to Goodwill Maritime as renewal continues
  • US seafarer Covid-19 vaccinations top 20,000 amid nationwide roll-out
  • Fitch Ratings starts Seaspan coverage with praise for 'solid' liquidity
  • ESG reports provide scant insight into how shipowners are tackling gender diversity
  • Braemar and Womar join forces to launch chemical tanker index
  • Stolt-Nielsen sees positive outlook for chemical tankers as contract volumes rise
  • Steensland Group annual profit dips but 2021 is off to stronger start
  • Samsung charters cancelled Economou drillship to Saipem

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • ISM: US manufacturing continues to hum despite supply chain challenges
    Manufacturing grew at a moderate pace in June, continuing a 13-month hot streak.
  • Port NOLA issues second RFP for $1.5B container terminal
    The Louisiana International Terminal will be capable of handling 2 million twenty-foot equivalent units annually.
  • DP World acquires logistics provider syncreon in $1.2B deal
    DP World announced it has acquired Auburn Hills, Michigan-based supply chain solutions provider syncreon at an enterprise value of $1.2 billion.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 1, 2021
  • S&P Global Platts to amend Worldscale baskets for LOOP-linked dirty tanker assessments July 1
    Following a Worldscale Association update to the Louisiana Offshore Oil Port (LOOP), S&P Global Platts will amend the Worldscale flat rate baskets used in $/mt calculations in 12 dirty tanker assessments, effective July 1, 2021.
  • Japan METI eyes carbon credit exchange market in carbon neutrality push
    The idea was presented during the sixth round of a policy study group looking at means of carbon pricing for pursuing carbon neutrality since its launch in February.
  • EU carbon prices rise to all-time high on reforms in leaked EU documents
    The EU carbon allowance prices under the EU Emissions Trading System rose to an all-time high on July 1, after leaked draft documents showed details of EU legislation to revamp the carbon market, which was to be unveiled by the European Commission on July 14.
  • Norway Equinor brings on stream much-delayed Martin Linge oil, gas field
    Martin Linge -- which has been touted as a key project in Norway to offset declining gas production from mature fields -- has estimated reserves of 260 million boe, of which two-thirds (or 26 Bcm) is gas and the rest oil and natural gas liquids.
  • Japanese utility JERA takes measures to address 'heavy-load' summer season
    Japanese electricity utility and energy trader JERA Co Inc said July 1 it has taken measures to counter what could potentially be one of the tightest energy supply-demand conditions experienced by the country in summer.
  • US Colonial Pipeline announces winter diesel specifications
    The pipeline operator will transition to winter grade diesel beginning with the 41st shipping cycle of 2021, which will be on or near Aug. 1.
  • European mobility tracks sideways as Delta variant spreads
    Economic land-based mobility in Germany, the UK, Spain, France and Italy remained around 14% below pre-COVID-19 levels compared to the prior week, according to Google data.
  • China nationwide carbon trading launch postponed, new date undisclosed
    Shanghai Environment Energy Exchange is currently responsible for opening of accounts and operation and maintenance of the trading system prior to the official launch of a national carbon exchange, according to Ministry of Ecology and Environment's, or MEE's, plans.
  • IRAQ DATA: Federal oil exports hold steady at 2.89 million b/d in June
    Federal oil exports in June averaged 2.89 million b/d, the oil ministry said in a statement July 1.
  • Med Gasoil discount narrowest in two months amid shallow recovery
    The discount of 0.1%S gasoil in the Mediterranean have hit its narrowest point in over two months, despite moribund demand in the region, with the complex relying on thinning supply for support.
  • Dated Brent differential hits 18-month high amid increased end-user buying interest
    S&P Global Platts assessed the Dated Brent differential at $1.385/b June 30, up 65 cents/b since June 28 and the highest the differential has been assessed since Dec. 27, 2019.
  • INDIA DATA: May refinery run rate down on month at 92%
    The last month's run was higher compared with 80% run rate in the previous year, as overall economic activities improved since the first wave of COVID-19 last year.
  • TENDER DATA: Pakistan State Oil buys 92 RON gasoline for July 13-26 delivery
  • Platts to launch differentials to Dated Brent for West African crude MPPs
    S&P Global Platts will publish differentials to Forward Dated Brent for its West African crude oil Market Parity Prices (MPPs), effective July 1.
  • FOB Singapore fuel oil June volumes jump 80% on month on low inflows, utility demand
    Trade volumes of FOB Singapore fuel oil in June in the S&P Global Platts Market on Close assessment process jumped 80% month on month to 360,000 mt, amid a relatively low inflow of arbitrage cargoes expected for July, as well as a growth in power generation demand from Pakistan, traders said.
  • Methanol producer Proman orders two more dual-fuel tankers
  • Platts launches Zhoushan ex-wharf bunker assessment for Marine Fuel 0.5%S
  • China's jet/kerosene output faces twin woes of travel bans, subdued blending
    Trade sources added that growing concerns about the Delta variant of the coronavirus would mean that mobility internationally would remain at a low ebb for the second half of the year, threatening to again hurt production that had recovered to pre-pandemic levels in May.
  • Platts Singapore MOC June gasoil traded volume falls to lowest in 2021
  • Dubai RTA expects most small vessels on creek to use biofuel after ENOC rebate
  • Maersk signs deal on construction of first carbon-neutral vessel
    A.P. Moller-Maersk -- the largest shipping company in the world -- has signed an agreement with South Korea Hyundai Mipo Dockyards to a build a feeder vessel capable of sailing either on methanol or very low sulfur fuel oil (VLSFO), it said July 1.
  • FEATURE: Singapore's bunkering operations pose some hurdles but MFMs a bright streak
    Maritime industry players in Singapore are keeping a close watch on bunker fuel quantity disputes, as a slew of pandemic-related restrictions including contactless bunkering potentially reduces the scope for checks on bunker tankers and tough markets may tempt some unscrupulous players to benefit from the situation.
  • TENDER DATA: Vitol submits lowest offer for Pakistan State Oil's H2 July HSFO
  • Singapore MOC fuel oil swaps trades slip 5% on month in June
    S&P Global Platts has changed the operational tolerance pricing of 12,500-mt cargoes in its CIF NWE naphtha cargo Market on Close assessment process to a floating price basis from fixed, effective July 1, 2021.
  • Singapore MPA extends maritime assistance amid COVID-19 challenges
    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore said it was topping up the MaritimeSG Together Package, bringing the cumulative amount of support to over S$36 million ($26.74 million), to help maritime companies, individuals, and seafarers grappling with tough market conditions due to the coronavirus pandemic.
  • OPEC moots potential in-person September 30 meeting in Baghdad
    The meeting, which Iraqi oil minister Ihsan Ismaael proposed in a letter to OPEC Secretary General Mohammed Barkindo, has not been finalized, the sources said, and is not indicated on the organization website.
  • Platts changes CIF NWE naphtha 12,500 mt operational tolerance pricing
    S&P Global Platts has changed the operational tolerance pricing of 12,500-mt cargoes in its CIF NWE naphtha cargo Market on Close assessment process to a floating price basis from fixed, effective July 1, 2021.
  • REFINERY NEWS ROUNDUP: Plants in India cut runs
    Run in May were above the 80% run rate of May 2020, as overall economic activity increased since the first wave of COVID-19 last year.






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