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  • Fire and Gas Explosion in Battery Room of Norwegian Ferry Prompts Lithium-Ion Power Warning October 15, 2019
    Norwegian authorities are warning shipowners and operators about the dangers associated with lithium-ion battery systems after a fire and subsequent gas explosion on board a diesel-electric ferry in Norway. The small fire was reported October 10 in the battery room of the Norled passenger ferry MF Ytterøyningen. The ferry returned to harbor under its own […]
    Mike Schuler
  • U.S.-Asia Tanker Rates Slip from Record Highs as Tanker Fears Ease October 15, 2019
    By Collin Eaton, Devika Krishna Kumar and Julia Payne HOUSTON/NEW YORK/LONDON, Oct 15 (Reuters) – Freight rates to ship U.S. crude to Asia eased on Tuesday from record levels as the shock of a global tanker shortage due to U.S. sanctions on a Chinese firm began to fade, according to market sources. Shipping U.S. crude […]
  • DHS Grants ESG Contract Relief for Offshore Patrol Cutters October 15, 2019
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has granted extraordinary contract relief to Eastern Shipbuilding Group related to the first four hulls in the Coast Guard’s Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) program due to impacts from Hurricane Michael in 2018. ESG submitted its request extraordinary contract relief in June 2019 after their Panama City, Florida shipbuilding facilities […]
    Mike Schuler

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  • On the wires: Easy does it at JB Hunt – well, almost… October 16, 2019
    “Today, we’re introducing a new element to our calls, which will focus on our strategic longer term point of view to help better shape the information you’re getting from us each quarter. We hope this will enhance and align your understanding more closely to ours, and the extended perspectives we use to make decisions.” – […]
    Alessandro Pasetti
  • Samskip to connect Portugal and the UK direct October 16, 2019
    Samskip has launched a new, direct weekly service connecting Portugal and the UK, introducing its own vessel to sustain links between Tilbury, Lisbon and Leixões and its multimodal hub port of Rotterdam. The Netherlands-based group introduced a 1,000TEU container ship on charter from November 1. It will sustain a UK-Portugal transit times of five days, […]
  • Q&A with Carnival’s Kaczmarek – scrubber critics lack experience or knowledge of systems October 16, 2019
    I recently asked Michael Kaczmarek, senior vice president marine technology at Carnival Corporation, a $29bn-market-cap behemoth, what he made of the upcoming regulatory changes in the broader shipping industry, as well as whether enforcement risk and other exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS)-related risks are real starting 1 January 2020. After a career in the US Navy, Mr Kaczmarek joined Carnival where […]
    Alessandro Pasetti

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  • DHL Express plans €131 million expansion at Incheon Airport October 15, 2019
    DHL Express announced its largest-ever investment in South Korea with a €131 million expansion of its gateway at Incheon International Airport (ICN), according to a company statement on Tuesday. The expansion is expected to be completed by the second quarter of 2022. The DHL Express hub next to ICN opened in 2008 and has since […]
    Caryn Livingston
  • Emirates SkyCargo launches dedicated US-UAE e-commerce delivery service October 15, 2019
    Emirates SkyCargo has launched a new e-commerce delivery platform, “Emirates Delivers.” According to the carrier, Emirates is the first carrier worldwide to launch a dedicated e-commerce delivery platform for customers, with which the carrier intends to streamline and reduce costs for customers’ e-commerce shipments travelling from the U.S. to the United Arab Emirates.   The platform is also meant to strengthen Dubai’s pursuit […]
    Chelsea Toczauer
  • Menzies Aviation plans major rollout of Hermes’ cloud-based cargo management system  October 15, 2019
    Menzies Aviation has selected Hermes Logistics Technologies (HLT) to implement the most recent version of HLT’s Cargo Management System (CMS), Hermes 5 (H5), across facilities it operates in its global network.   The H5 system is the latest version of the cloud-based Hermes cargo management application designed to improve service management, revenue accounting, process automation and service failure […]
    Chelsea Toczauer


  • Flybe to be renamed Virgin Connect October 15, 2019
    UK regional carrier Flybe will be rebranded as Virgin Connect, reflecting its new ownership. read more
  • MRO providers battle demand-led market October 15, 2019
    Maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) providers are struggling for survival because they are unable to match intensely seasonal demand with higher prices. read more
  • EasyJet urges MRO providers to adapt October 15, 2019
    UK LCC easyJet is calling on maintenance providers to take a more proactive approach to technical disruptions, which can trigger huge passenger compensation bills, directly impacting airline financial results. read more

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