Maritime & Logistics Weekly – Week # 24. India, Indonesia Relax Cabotage, CMA CGM Leverage AI, And More Insights

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15 Jun 2018


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What is topical this week

Global Trade & Logistics – The world’s major economic powers are reshaping the contours of global trade. While America’s Iran policy could lead to global trade frictions and give rise to new trade lanes for shipping, China’s Belt & Road initiative could increase global trade and reduce trading costs. ONE, the Japanese liner company, levied emergency bunker surcharges joining the Big 3 shipping lines.

Maritime & Logistics Infrastructure – India will soon begin interim operations in Iran’s Chabahar port even as the US plans to impose fresh sanctions on Iran. Myanmar’s Mandalay Port development project will begin by the end of 2018. Rotterdam Port will be used by CMA CGM for LNG bunkering of new ships.

Multi-modal Connectivity – Regulatory reforms afoot in many countries could herald a new era of international trade. Indonesia removed Cabotge for transport of three key commodities, Mongolia and Russia agreed to collaborate on rail freight transit, and the relaxation of Cabotage for coastal shipping could boost the port traffic in India.

Shipbuilding, Ship Repair & Recycling – Growth in new orders indicates good times ahead for the shipbuilding industry. Daewoo Shipbuilding secured orders worth USD 3 Bln in 2018, quadrupling the last year’s order count. A US Naval Yard took its first step to building 3D printed finished components. The US will likely target the revival of commercial shipbuilding and merchant fleet.

Maritime & Logistics Conversations

“India is poised to be [an economy] worth up to USD 10 Tln in the next 15 years,” said Suresh Prabhu, India’s Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation. Mr Prabhu struck the bullish note during his address at The Economic Times Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summit 2018, where he outlined the challenges and imperatives for the next stage of the India growth story.

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Maritime & Logistics Investments – The Ukrainian government will invest USD 1.7 Bln to improve its port infrastructure. India’s Kandla Port will set up an exclusive mechanised handling facility for fertilizer cargo. Australia’s Brisbane Port concluded an agreement with Carnival to develop a USD 120 Mln cruise port.

Free Zone & Logistics World – Many new projects and initiatives were announced last week. India constituted a group comprising eminent experts to suggest changes in the SEZ policy. A Chinese company will develop a building-materials market in Oman’s Duqm SEZ. Guangzhou Port Group will develop a new logistics park in Nansha Port area.

Automation & Training – News about automation, AI and electric vehicles dominated conversations in shipping industry last week. Kalmar and Navis will automate the first intermodal terminal in South Western Sydney. France’s CMA CGM would leverage AI to improve tracking. Growth of electric vehicles could impact tanker shipping by 2025, said an industry expert.

Have a great week ahead!
Subhasis


Global Trade & Logistics





Global trade frictions could give rise to new trade lanes for shipping



Hellenic Shipping News. 6 June. 4 minute read.

America’s pushing through of high import tariffs on steel, aluminum and vehicles on China and other major trading partners may disrupt global trade. Newer alliances among countries could see the opening up of new opportunities and realignments of strategies and trade routes.
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Belt & Road projects could increase global trade and significantly reduce trading costs


Business Standard. 7 June. 4 minute read.
China’s Belt and Road initiative could increase global trade by about 12 percent by reducing trading and transport costs for countries involved in the initiative. Economies in central Asia and eastern Europe would see the biggest rise in trade – by an estimated 35-45 percent, while China would see it rise by about 20 percent.
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Japanese liner company ONE levies emergency bunker surcharges joining Big 3 shipping lines


Seatrade Maritime News. 7 June. 5 minute read.
ONE (Ocean Network Express), the Japanese container shipping company is the latest to impose an emergency bunker surcharge, joining Maersk, MSC and CMA CGM that imposed surcharges last week. The escalating fuel costs that have increased by more than 25 percent during 2018 prompted ONE to levy the surcharge. Read More

Maritime & Logistics Infrastructure



Iran’s Chabahar Port to commence interim operations


Hindustan Times. 8 June. 6 minute read.
India will soon begin interim operations in Chabahar port project, even in the face of the United States’ plans to impose fresh sanctions on Iran. As per the MoU signed between India and Iran in 2016, India is to equip and operate two terminals in Chabahar port Phase-I on a 10-year lease.
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Myanmar’s Mandalay Port development project to begin by end of 2018

Myanmar Times. 4 June. 3 minute read.
The construction of the USD-38-Mln Mandalay port development project which, on completion, will boost trade over waterways in the Mandalay region, will begin at the end of this year. The port will be used to transport passengers and goods along the Ayeyarwady River that flows from north to south across Myanmar.
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Port of Rotterdam to be used by CMA CGM for LNG bunkering of new ships

Platts. 8 June. 5 minute read.
CMA CGM will use Rotterdam as its primary LNG bunkering port when its new 22,000 TEU vessels will be delivered by 2020. In 2017, CMA CGM ordered nine new 22,000-TEU container ships with LNG propulsion, scheduled for delivery from 2020 – these will be the world’s largest container ships.
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Multi-modal Connectivity



Indonesia removes Cabotge for transport of 3 key commodities


Seatrade Maritime News. 7 June. 3 minute read.
Indonesia has revoked the planned cabotage rules for the international transport of three commodities viz. coal, crude palm oil and rice. The pullback was done to allay the concerns of businesspeople facing difficulties in complying with the proposed rules.
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Relaxation of Cabotage for coastal shipping could boost port traffic in India


Hellenic Shipping News. 4 June. 4 minute read.
Indian government’s relaxation of cabotage law will transform Indian ports into transhipment hubs, reduce freight rates and make Indian trade more competitive leading to cargo growth in India. The initiative will also address the anomaly of surplus empty containers at some ports and a shortage at the others.
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Mongolia and Russia agree to collaborate on rail freight transit


Xinhuanet. 8 June. 3 minute read.
Mongolia and Russia have signed an agreement for implementation of flexible tariff policy on freight transit through the territory of two countries. The initiative, which took 10 years of negotiations to materialise, will help improve the railroad infrastructure quality and increase freight traffic between the two countries.
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Shipbuilding, Ship Repair & Recycling



Daewoo Shipbuilding secured orders worth USD 3 Bln in 2018


Hellenic Shipping News. 9 June. 4 minute read.
Daewoo Shipbuilding Marine & Engineering Co. has won orders so far this year worth USD 3 Bln, which is nearly four times the orders it won during the same period last year. Its latest set of orders comprise a USD 370-Mln project for building of an LNG carrier for Alpha Gas S.A. in Greece as well as two VLCCs for an overseas shipper.
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US Naval Yard targets 3D printing of finished components


Shipping Watch. 7 June. 6 minute read.
America’s Newport News Shipbuilding shipyard has entered into a partnership with a tech company 3D Systems to print ship components within the upcoming year. The tech company has installed a 3D metal printer of the model ProX DMP 320 at the Newport shipyard which builds aircraft carriers for the US Navy.
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Opinon: US likely to target revival of commercial shipbuilding and merchant fleet



Forbes. 5 June. 8 minute read.
America’s commercial shipbuilders, who dominated the global market prior to the 90s, now cater to less than 1 percent of that market. America’s current industrial policy aims to change that with plans underway for the revival of the commercial shipbuilding industry.
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Maritime and Logistics Conversations

Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India struck a bullish note at The Economic Times Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summit 2018 as he outlined the challenges and imperatives for the next stage of the India growth story

Often spoken of as the backbone of the economy, India’s supply chain ecosystem is on the cusp of a wave of transformative growth thanks to a raft of regulatory and policy reforms that have been laid out. The fifth edition of The Economic Times Supply Chain Management & Logistics Summit 2017 saw Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation of India, elucidate on steps taken by the government to give a fillip to the Supply Chain domain across the spectrum. Speaking at the event, he said, “Our economy is poised to grow up to USD 5 Tln in the next 7-8 years, and up to USD 10 Tln in the next 15 years. Logistics will play a key role in driving this growth, it has always been the backbone of the economy; it determines how fast an economy grows. So we are working on an economic plan to create logistic hubs and see how to more efficiently manage logistics. We are identifying hindrances and removing them. At the same time, we are trying to digitalise the entire supply chain. The idea is to prepare a proper integrated logistics plan.”

Ease of trade and doing business forms the fulcrum of the government’s proposals to increase India’s trade competitiveness, and this has direct relevance to the ‘Make in India’ campaign. There is thus a massive opportunity for the logistics industry to embark on a journey of transformative growth. Moreover, with implementation of policies such as GST and the investments being made into various aspects of logistics like physical infrastructure and technology, there lies a significant scope to create efficiency gains that can translate into better outcomes for all across business and society.

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Maritime & Logistics Investments



Ukrainian Government to invest USD 1.7 Bln to improve port infrastructure



Port Strategy. 6 June. 2 minute read.
The Ukrainian government aims to invest USD 1.7 Bln to improve the country’s port infrastructure as part of its 12-year plan that includes 46 seaport-upgrade projects. The new projects that include construction of new stevedoring terminals and berths and reconstruction of old ones, will provide a cargo capacity of 157 million tons of cargo per year.
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India’s Kandla Port to set up exclusive mechanised handling facility for fertilizer cargo


Moneycontrol. 5 June. 5 minute read.
A finance committee formed under India’s Ministry of Shipping has green-lit the construction of a handling facility for fertiliser cargo at Kandla’s Deendayal Port. The port, expected to be commissioned by October, 2020, will handle 2.60 million tonne per annum (MTPA) cargo on completion.
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Australia’s Brisbane Port concludes agreement with Carnival to develop USD 120 Mln cruise port



Ship Technology. 7 June. 5 minute read.

Australia’s Port of Brisbane (PBPL) has signed an agreement with the cruise operator Carnival Australia to develop the Brisbane International Cruise Terminal (BICT), a USD 120-Mln cruise terminal at the port. BICT will be operational by mid-2020 and host various Carnival Australia brands such as Princess Cruises, and Carnival Cruise Line.
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Free Zone & Logistics World





India constitutes group to suggest changes in the Special Economic Zones policy


The Hindu Businessline. 6 June. 3 minute read.

India has constituted a group of experts under the Commerce Ministry to study the Special Economic Zones (SEZ) policy and recommend ways to make it more relevant for exporters and compatible with WTO norms. The group, headed by Baba Kalyani of Bharat Forge, will comprise other eminent experts of India Inc.
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Chinese company to develop building materials market in Oman’s Duqm Special Economic Zone



Xinhuanet. 5 June. 3 minute read.

Oman Wanfang, the developer and operator of the China-Oman industrial park in Duqm has signed a partnership agreement with two Omani companies to establish a building-materials market in the Duqm SEZ. The JV will develop warehouses retail space areas for building material companies from around the world, especially the Middle East and East Africa.
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Guangzhou Port Group to develop new logistics park in Nansha Port area


Splash247. 7 June. 3 minute read.

Guangzhou Port will develop a new logistics park at Nansha Port to cater to the growing demand for intermodal container services. The total investment to be put into the project will be USD 260 Mln and the construction is expected to begin in November this year and be ready by 2020.
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Automation & Training





Kalmar and Navis to automate the first intermodal terminal in South Western Sydney


Port Technology. 8 June. 6 minute read.

Sydney’s Moorebank Logistics Park (MLP) will deploy a fully automated intermodal terminal solution developed by the cargo handling solutions provider Kalmar and TOS (Terminal Operating Systems) provider Navis. The USD 94-Mln project will see the deployment of a range of automated cargo handling solutions from Kalmar and Navis’ N4 terminal operating system.
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France’s CMA CGM would leverage AI to improve tracking


Supply Chain Dive. 6 June. 5 minute read.

CMA CGM will collaborate with America’s artificial intelligence (AI) startup Shone to use data from container ships’ sensors to help improve safety and tracking of ships. The initiative is likely a part of CMA CGM’s digital transformation strategy that continues to deploy new AI and block-chain initiatives and support promising tech start-ups in the process.
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Growth of electric vehicles could impact tanker shipping by 2025


Seatrade Maritime News. 7 June. 8 minute read.

The year 2025 could be the inflection point for the transportation industry when the market for electric vehicles (EV) could overtake that for the ICE (Internal Combustion Engine) vehicles. The perceived shift will impact the demand for gasoline, thus impacting the shipbuilding industry which is already seeing the perils of excess supply.
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