*India's 2013/ 14 Iran imports at 222,000 bpd, down 16.5 pct- trade. The Geneva agreement struck between Iran and six world powers in November and implemented for six months from Jan. 20 eased some restriction on Tehran's oil trade in exchange for curbs to its nuclear programme.» Read More
SINGAPORE, Nov 13- China's third-largest listed shipbuilder Yangzijiang Shipbuilding Holdings Ltd is on track this year to win the most new orders since 2007, a feat unlikely to be repeated soon as it has now almost reached full capacity.
*Boeing says would consider Japan if workers reject deal. Details of the unsolicited proposal emerged on the eve of a crucial vote by 31,000 Boeing workers on a contract that may determine whether the 777 X is built in Washington state, the home of nearly all Boeing's commercial jet manufacturing.
*Reports of ban on Wei leaving China baseless- COSCO Group. COSCO, China's largest bulk shipping company, announced on Friday that its vice president, Xu Minjie, had resigned- a day after it said he was "under investigation by the relevant authorities", phrasing used in China to describe corruption investigations.
*Syrian civil war, chaos in Libya driving massive arms smuggling. More than 32,000 migrants from Africa and the Middle East have arrived in Italy and Malta so far this year, the United Nations says.
*Former COSCO Group chmn Wei barred from leaving China- sources. The shipper's vice president Xu Minjie was "under investigation by the relevant authorities", COSCO said in a brief statement to the Shanghai stock exchange on Thursday, shorthand that is used in China to describe corruption probes.
John Nelson, Chairman of Lloyd's of London describes that while it has diversified from marine insurance, it still remains significant in Asia.
LONDON/ CAIRO, Nov 1- Egypt has gone from fuel famine to glut thanks to gifts from Gulf monarchs since the army removed the Islamist president in July- and that is giving the state oil company and foreign traders new headaches. Now Egypt's oil import terminals are so crowded that some tankers have been lying off Alexandria and Suez for two months, running up bills.
*Stolt-Nielsen, Odfjell, Ardmore set to gain- analysts. Nov 1- After four years in the doldrums, the specialized chemical tankers that ply the seas between the United States and Asia are set to generate bumper profits for the handful of companies that own and operate them.
*Gazprom to deliver 5, Statoil 3- traders. LONDON, Oct 23- Argentina's state-run energy firm YPF has picked BP to supply the bulk of its liquefied natural gas needs in 2014 and 2015 following a major recent tender, a source with direct knowledge of the deal said.
CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 23- Canadian National Railway said on Wednesday that its mainline through Alberta had reopened after the company cleared derailed and burned-out tanker cars that had blocked a portion of the track since the weekend. Early on Saturday, 13 cars on a mixed-freight train derailed near the hamlet of Gainford, Alberta.
Jonathan Windham, Head of Regional Industrials Sector, Asia Ex-Japan Research, Barclays Capital says that even though freight rates doubled between January and June, this year's peak season is not expected to be as good as before.
Johnson Leung, Head of Asia Transport Equity Research, Jefferies Group explains why he thinks Asia's container shipping firms are set to outperform the rest of the shipping industry.