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Gazprom Neft sets up shop in Singapore and eyes lube sales post-IMO 2020

The opening of an operations office in Singapore will allow Gazprom Neft to expand its production and logistics network more effectively, said deputy chief executive office for Logistics Anatoly Cherner

Singapore Russian Federation

MSC confirms options for five new ultra large boxships at DSME

Order at Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering will join fleet of ultra large boxships. Brokers indicate they will be scrubber-fitted 23,000 teu units

Containers Shipbuilding

Fuel-cost indexing mechanism set up for IMO 2020

With fuel surcharges set to increase sharply, a shipper lobby group has produced a toolkit to make extra charges more transparent

Europe Containers

Changing Lanes: Japan-EU trade agreement boosts Italian exports

Trade deal demonstrates benefits of economic co-operation and free trade

Containers Political and Trade

Lukoil to produce IMO 2020-compliant LSFO

As shipping companies are forced to use more environmentally friendly fuel and reduce emissions, Russian refiners that produce excess heavy fuel oil could find their margins significantly squeezed

Russian Federation Bunkers

Climate concern will end shipping ‘as you know it’, warns Citi banker

The climate change agenda is making such quick inroads into shipping that some shipping companies may think their best option is to sell their company, says a banker behind the Poseidon Principles 

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Germany

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Europe :: Germany

Hamburg looks to shore-based power to cut emissions

The port will spend around $83.5m to power up berthed boxships with electricity from 2023

Germany Ports and Logistics

New container index shows equipment availability

CAx container availability service allows users to plan for box availability

Europe Germany

Hapag-Lloyd adopts Portchain fleet planner

German box carrier will use machine learning algorithms to boost schedule reliability

Europe Germany

MPC Capital and Zeaborn combine boxship chartering outfits

Two German owners announce merger of Harper Petersen and Contship to create a platform commercially managing a fleet of more than 160 vessels

Containers Ship Management

Hamburg Süd launches airline-style ‘smart’ box booking capability

Maersk subsidiary trials instant booking service on selected trades

Europe Germany

Falling Rhine water levels trigger freight surcharges

River connections between central Europe and Rotterdam under threat from falling water levels

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Greece

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Europe :: Greece

Climate concern will end shipping ‘as you know it’, warns Citi banker

The climate change agenda is making such quick inroads into shipping that some shipping companies may think their best option is to sell their company, says a banker behind the Poseidon Principles 

International Containers

Cosco’s Piraeus investment plan handed partial approval

Fate of proposed new 2.8m teu box terminal extension still hangs in balance

Europe Greece

Malta opens ship registry office in Greece

New office opens in the Maltese embassy in Athens

Containers Dry Bulk

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 eastern European markets have been handing a much-expanded role to the country’s reports

Europe Greece

Independent fleet that ‘follows the cargo’

Greek-owned fleet’s global reach and trading patterns have always impressed — but, if anything, its footprint is becoming even more evenly spread with rapid expansion in Asia and Africa

Europe Greece

Minoan Lines aims for ‘green ships, no debt’

Minoan Lines has positioned itself to thrive in 2020, but fuel costs remain a volatile factor for any ferry operator

Europe Cyprus
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UK

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Europe :: United Kingdom

Not all UK-bound ro-ro freight is Brexit compliant

A spokesman for Dutch trade body for road transport companies and logistics service providers Transport en Logistiek Nederlandsays some hauliers have adopted a ‘wait and see’ attitude to a WTO Brexit scenario

Europe Netherlands

UK signs Brexit freight capacity contracts worth $109m

Up to £86m ($109m) of UK taxpayer cash will be used to fund a set of contracts handed out to a select number of shipping companies as the Brexit deadline approaches on October 31. The contracts will be in place for six months and are designed to operate around the ports best-placed to handle a WTO Brexit

Containers Political and Trade

The Interview: Vincent Power

The newly elected chairman of the European Maritime Law Organisation hopes to broaden the scope of interest beyond competition law to cover all aspects of maritime regulation

Containers Regulation

Holyhead ‘unprepared for no-deal Brexit’

Holyhead port, a major link in the UK landbridge between Ireland and Europe, is not ready for a no-deal Brexit, argues Welsh road freight company Gwynedd Shipping. The port’s manager says it has taken all the steps it can in readiness for a WTO Brexit

Europe Ireland

WTO Brexit ‘threatens UK’s maritime legal standing’

While the future relationship between the UK and European Union is still uncertain, leaving the EU without an agreement may affect the venue for future maritime litigation in the UK and Scandinavia, according to one lawyer

Europe Denmark

UK government reveals updated plans to contend with WTO Brexit

The UK has confirmed that under the terms of a WTO Brexit, it would not impose border checks on goods from the EU. The government is confident the UK will not suffer food shortages whatever transpires

United Kingdom Brexit
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Norway

Set Alert for Lloyd's List Europe :: Norway

BHP forms partnership with Klaveness on logistics platform

The platform will improve the way the industry collaborates and shares scheduling and vessel information

International Dry Bulk

Skuld sees sharp fall in net income, as half-year combined ratio hits 112%

‘Despite the high number of reported claims, we are pleased with the half-year result, particularly given the challenging international marine insurance environment’ — chief executive Ståle Hansen

Insurance Norway

Hunter agrees deal with Fredriksen’s Ship Finance for VLCCs

Following the deal, Hunter will have four new tankers in its fleet, which are expected to be delivered from March to July 2020

Tankers and Gas Finance

Songa takes a slice of scrubber fuel savings with charterers

Scrubber clause in charter contracts is designed to share the cost of installations on feederships

Europe Norway

Oslo: Modern maritime capital

A leader in technology and a shipping hub, Oslo could become shipping’s sustainability capital

Norway Environment

Frontline targets growth in VLCCs

The John Fredriksen-owned company is continuing to trade in the Middle East with ‘heightened security’, says chief executive Robert Macleod

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