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Asia Pacific

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New blow to minor bulk owners as canola feud boils over

If this is indeed the start of a new trade war between Beijing and Ottawa, this could have significant repercussions on oilseed and grain trade, shipbroker Banchero Costa noted
China Canada

Straits Inter Logistics in bunker unit stake sale to fund fleet acquisition

SIL has also through a tie-up with Hong Kong-based Banle Energy International, gained access to the latter's customers who are looking to bunker at the 14 Malaysian ports it services
Malaysia Bunkers

California ports see steep drop-off in throughput as front-loading recedes

“With an uneven trade flow, we will be closely evaluating next steps for enhancing supply chain efficiencies," said Gene Seroka, executive director of the Port of Los Angeles
Asia Pacific US States

Cosco’s 25,000 teu ship plan faces commercial challenges

Fate of a 25,000 teu ship will largely depend on how much the long-haul trade can hold up and how successful the integration of the wider logistics chain can become

Asia Pacific Containers

Indian Register signs 33-ship emergency response deal with SCI

The deal involves round-the-clock technical support by way of assessing damage to any vessel involved in a major incident such as grounding, collision or fire

Asia Pacific India

Transpacific rate misery marches on

Transpacific carriers could restrict capacity additions altogether in an attempt to balance the market, analysts suggest

Asia Pacific North America
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China

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Asia Pacific :: China

New blow to minor bulk owners as canola feud boils over

If this is indeed the start of a new trade war between Beijing and Ottawa, this could have significant repercussions on oilseed and grain trade, shipbroker Banchero Costa noted
China Canada

Suezmax tonnage taking more Russian barrels

The total tonne mile demand being created in the suezmax Russian crude oil export market is now almost on par with that of aframaxes

Tankers and Gas Russian Federation

OOIL executive says ‘no decision’ on newbuild orders

Meanwhile, a lot of progress has been made on the disposal of the Long Beach Container Terminal, Fitzgerald tells Lloyd’s List on the sidelines of a shipping conference

Asia Pacific China

CMA CGM loses general average case after boxship deemed unseaworthy

Clyde & Co — which acted for claimants — describes outcome as ‘significant judgment’ that highlights need for shipowners to ensure accurate passage planning, particularly when navigating confined and difficult waters

Asia Pacific China

Shipyard consolidation slowly removes excess capacity

News that South Korea’s HHI has reached agreement to take over rival DSME should remind us that shipping is becoming more consolidated. Even so, there is still room for new entrants.

Shipbuilding Containers

Too early to bill LNG a success in US-China trade talks

China still has to weigh US LNG against options available in Qatar, Australia and Russia, and given tense bilateral relations, it is only natural for the Asian giant to want to diversify its energy sources

China United States
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Japan

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Asia Pacific :: Japan

Shipyard consolidation slowly removes excess capacity

News that South Korea’s HHI has reached agreement to take over rival DSME should remind us that shipping is becoming more consolidated. Even so, there is still room for new entrants.

Shipbuilding Containers

K Line warns of wider losses linked to ONE charters

Dry bulk segment will focus on capesizes going forward, while new businesses such as LNG bunkering will be developed

Japan Containers

Nuclear reactors to displace Japan’s LNG imports

The pace and magnitude of the resumption of nuclear operations will determine the demand for liquefied natural gas in Japan

Japan Tankers and Gas

NYK calls on male staff to do more housework and childcare

Study shows Japanese women working more than 49 hours per week typically do nearly 25 hours of housework a week, while husbands on average do less than five

Asia Pacific Japan

MOL prepares LNG-fuelled tug for maiden operations in Osaka Bay

The truck-to-ship LNG bunkering operation for MOL’s newbuild tug boat, Ishin, took place in Sakai Senboku Port — it marks the first LNG bunkering operation in Kansai region

Japan Bunkers

Japan rejects ban on open-loop scrubbers

A recent study undertaken in Japan has found that open-loop scrubbers had what was deemed no ‘unacceptable’ effect on the ocean or its organisms

Japan Bunkers
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South Korea

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Asia Pacific :: South Korea

Suezmax tonnage taking more Russian barrels

The total tonne mile demand being created in the suezmax Russian crude oil export market is now almost on par with that of aframaxes

Tankers and Gas Russian Federation

Maran firms up fourth suezmax at Daehan

The first pair was originally placed with Daehan by Norwegian company Faerder Tankers before being purchased by the Angelicoussis Group.

International Greece

Shipyard consolidation slowly removes excess capacity

News that South Korea’s HHI has reached agreement to take over rival DSME should remind us that shipping is becoming more consolidated. Even so, there is still room for new entrants.

Shipbuilding Containers

Hyundai Heavy signs deal with Korea Development Bank for DSME takeover

Deal has to be approved by competition authorities in other shipbuilding nations, with the results of the process expected by the end of this year

Asia Pacific South Korea

Zim containers damaged in Busan port collision

Safmarine Nokwanda said to have had engine problems while entering Berth No 2

South Korea Containers

Woodside to push hydrogen as transport fuel in South Korea

This comes after Woodside penned two separate agreements last year with Kogas and Pusan University of South Korea on joint research into hydrogen and its use as a fuel

South Korea Tankers and Gas
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Australia

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Asia Pacific :: Australia

Woodside to build Australian LNG bunker capacity

Woodside's chief operations officer Meg O’Neill says talks have been ongoing with big miners to refuel ships plying Western Australia-Asia trade routes with LNG

Asia Pacific Australia

Rio Tinto bauxite mine in Australia fully commissioned

The Amrun bauxite mine in Queensland cost $1.9bn and will produce 22.8m tonnes per year with options for more

Australia Dry Bulk

Bad weather threatens coal shipments out of Indonesia

Freight rates for supramax vessels trading from Indonesia to China have started to fade as owners are now staying away from this market, brokers noted

Australia China

Hyundai LNG Shipping teams with EPIK for FSRUs

Project investment is estimated to range between $400m and $430m

Tankers and Gas LNG

China’s coal import restrictions might force a 3m-tonne drop in shipments

Wood Mackenzie estimates China’s seaborne metallurgical coal imports will fall by 3m tonnes in 2019 as a result of China’s coal import restrictions

Australia China

Oceanic Breeze delivers first Ichthys LNG cargo

The 79,883 dwt LNG carrier, owned by a 70:30 joint venture between Inpex Shipping Co and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisah, is dedicated to transporting Inpex’s share of 900,000 tonnes of LNG per year from Australia to Japan

Asia Pacific Australia
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