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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2004
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  • Bengal Tiger testing new waters
    BAY of Bengal container feeder specialist Bengal Tiger Line has called the waters of the Indian subcontinent home for nearly two decades, but expansion last year into the Arabian Gulf may be a sign of greater things to come, including the South China Sea services.
  • Japan calls for IMO role in securing Malacca Strait
    A Japanese official has called for more equitable cooperation among the major users of the Straits of Malacca to help littoral states cope with safety, security and environmental protection of the strategic sealane.
  • LNG tankers to double by 2015: Mitsui OSK
    MITSUI OSK Lines, Japan's second-largest shipowner, said the number of liquefied natural gas tankers is likely to more than double by 2015 in order to meet expected growth in consumption of the fuel.
  • Oil tanker runs aground off east Denmark
  • Australian stevedores to impose security levy
  • Asian freight rates jump on hope of year-end demand

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2004
  • Chinese minister calls for fairer bilateral shipping environment
  • Jiangxi expressways open
  • Record oil prices prompt Hamburg Sud to boost surcharge
  • MOL tops transport sector disclosure rating
  • China clinches top spot for overseas investment
  • MacAndrews offers Russia service
  • Rickmers relocates US office, appoints new agents in Europe
  • Cathay sees steady growth in cargo volumes last month
  • JAL orders converted freighters from Boeing
  • Restructuring costs Alaska Air up to US$55m to lay off staff
  • Vietnam Airlines to purchase 10 new Airbus planes

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2004
  • GE Shipping takes delivery of Jag Pahel
  • P&I Clubs want India to maintain status quo on wreck removal, pollution cover law
  • Monsanto loses patent on Naphal wheat variety
  • Europe finds Indian leather colour scheme irresistible
  • Krishnapatnam port rail connectivity gets Andhra govt's clearance
  • Vizhinjam port project bid date extended to November 30
  • MANSA asks its members to adopt ICEGATE
  • Railways exceed target by hauling 285 m tonnes freight during April-Sept.
  • Foreign companies now find Indian flag alluring
  • DGFT norms impractical, feels Customs
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 515 m
  • Reduction in DEPB rates will have adverse impact on exports, fears SRTEPC
  • Kamal Nath invites uk investors to manufacturing & greenfield sectors

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Energy traders under scrutiny from regulators
    Britain's top financial watchdog warns that a number of companies aren't complying with regulatory requirements in thriving energy-trading business.
  • Dwindling supply sources leaves USWC uncompetitive with Asia
    Los Angeles players quoting at almost $240 pmt for IFO380 as United States west coast prices drift higher than Asian competition.
  • Korean prices surge despite bearish crude
    Shipowners reportedly holding back in hope that spike in prices will reverse in line with bearish crude levels.
  • Hong Kong still struggling with insufficient supply
    Heavy commitments on delayed resupply cargo could see fuel oil squeeze for spot market continue into November.
  • Rotterdam soft to steady this morning
  • Vietnam: Green light for $3.6 billion container port project
    The Vietnamese government has given its backing to ambitious project to create a transshipment port roughly the size of Singapore's at Van Phong Bay.
  • Analysts: OPEC has lost control of oil prices
    Analysts have aired the belief that little of what OPEC can say or do will have any effect on runaway crude prices.
  • Saudi posted prices move higher
  • US Coast Guard intervenes on controversial oil spill law
    The US Coast Guard has come out in support of the shipping industry against the implementation of controversial state level oil spill legislation.

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2004
  • Exel acquires Chilean logistics provider Bodenor
  • New intermodal centre planned in North Dakota
  • Planestation takes over EU Jet
  • Liner shipping still "on a roll"
  • Exel appoints Bumstead as group strategy director

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Precious still upbeat on Iraq factors
  • Bungling pirates left to sink or swim
  • India to check scrap imports
  • Stolt Offshore back in the black

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Horizon to build pilot boat for Umm Qasr
  • USCG updates boarding targeting lists
  • Horizon's Raymond opens Short Sea Shipping conference
  • EU likely to end liner conference competition rule immunity

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Port of Portland Commission eyes new Honda lease at Terminal 6
  • Union Pacific program will mark railroad crossings
  • Portland Coast Guard unit giving computers to schools
  • Boeing sends 747-400 freighter to Japan Airlines International
  • Hamburg Süd boosting fuel charge for South Seas run

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2004
  • Brussels white paper signals end of liner conferences
    THE death of the liner shipping conference system is finally in sight with Brussels formally proposing the end of the controversial regulation that allows shipping lines to collude on freight rates.
  • Brussels white paper signals an end to liner conferences
    THE death of the liner shipping conference system is finally in sight with Brussels formally proposing the end of the controversial regulation that allows shipping lines to collude on freight rates.
  • Unions pledge to resist new draft ports law
    THE European Commission launched a new package of ports services legislation yesterday, less than a year after the European Parliament rejected the first draft law.
  • Lloyd's to launch first bond issue
    LLOYD'S is set to launch its first ever bond issue in a bid to boost its central fund by '500m.
  • Merger a possibility for future shape of British naval shipyards
    A CONSOLIDATION blueprint for Britain's naval shipyards is set to be in place by next spring, with leading industry participants now seriously assessing a closer alliance or even a merger.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • National port strike in Chile
    CHILEAN unions and management failed to reach an agreement by last night's deadline, and union leaders are now planning a nationwide port strike to begin 16-18 October.
  • Teekay Aframax tanker refloated
    LUZON Spirit, the Teekay Aframax tanker that ran aground outside Fredericia in Denmark this morning, has been refloated
  • Brazilia considers GM soya ports
    ROBERTO Requiao, the governor of the Brazilian state of Parana, is recommending that exports of GM soya are restricted to just three Brazilian ports
  • NY tanker stocks still sliding
    TANKER stocks continue to plunge downward from 52-week highs on lowered forecasts and analyst downgrades
  • Suardiaz launches new ro-ro link
    SUARDIAZ, the Spanish car carrier owner, is to launch a new short-sea ro-ro service exporting and importing vehicles between Bilbao, Flushing, Zeebrugge and Santander
  • EC adopts re-worked Ports Directive
    THE European Commission has controversially adopted a re-working of the Directive on Market Access to Port Services
  • Houston channel clear after collision
  • LPG tanker defends pollution charge
  • Canada eyes Russian Gas
  • New Mafia-ILA conspiracy alleged
  • Honolulu enters space race
  • Temasek profits soar to $4.3Bn
  • EC adopts 'liner' white paper
  • Tianjin firms up expansion plans
  • Cyprus-Greece ferry link examined
  • Five shortlisted for KoGas contract

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Rail IM service to improve in 2005
    More crews, cars and track should ease congestion during seasonal lull, says intermodal marketing executive.
  • EU: End liner anti-trust exemption
    Trustbusters target collective freight rates, artificial capacity limits.
  • TACA lines add U.S. congestion charge
  • One day only to join MSP
  • Border delays lengthen as Canada strike talks continue
  • U.S. needs 'integrated' intermodal: Raymond
  • Retailers slam bid for China textile curbs
  • EU unveils new port dereg plan
  • Hamburg Süd shuffles management
  • Cargo booms at UK airports
  • DHL noise curb won't clinch Brussels deal
  • Lufthansa, Deutsche Post extend agreement

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • EC reassures shippers over repeal of 4056/86
    Officials of the European Commission have moved to allay shippers' fears that the repeal of regulation 4056/86 ' covering the liner shipping industry's block-exemption from competition regulations - is in question.
  • Iquique union-leader leaves hospital, vowing to take strike nation-wide
    Union-leader Jorge Silva Beron is out of hospital, after injury in last week's clash in Iquique, and is now organising to take industrial action nationwide, to other Chilean ports.
  • 'Zero' availability for upper reaches of charter market
  • 'Provocative' ports directive renewed, drawing fire on de Palacio
  • Former Tranz Rail shareholders face charges
  • US NVOCCs' wait is over - almost
  • More Australian ports hit box highs
  • MOL to upgrade Asia/Middle East network
  • Blueprint under discussion for port authority in Incheon
  • Mitsui signs MOU to invest in Gwangyang Port
  • Yang Ming to build second logistics centre in Kaohsiung
  • Bigger vessels as NewPac expands
  • Chemical trains network across Europe

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Stolt profits climb
    But investors seemingly unimpressed as share price slips in Oslo and New York.
  • Wilhelmsen votes for dividend
    Egm approves biannual payout and share split.
  • Stolt tells of parcel 'boom'
    Market will be strong for several years, claims Niels Stolt-Nielsen.
  • Aratere in trouble again
    Investigation launched into New Zealand ferry accused of 'cutting off' cargoship.
  • Japan detains 37 ships
    NYK bulker among the usual list of reefers and general cargoships during September.
  • Daeyang eyes Pakistan push
    Korean bulker owner mulling investments in ports and Karachi shipyard.
  • Slow death for conferences?
    EU edges closer to abolition of shipping cartels, but stops short of concrete proposals.
  • Wilhelmsen denies sell-off
    Norwegian owner says he values his shipmanagement and agency operations.
  • Gloomy forecast from IHI
    Japanese yard group's profits clouded by rising steel prices.
  • Mercator sells shares again
    Expanding Indian owner goes for modest issue to help buy ships.
  • Workers burned in yard blast
    Explosion in cargoship waste tank injures four at Tsuneishi's Tadotsu facility in Japan.
  • Volumes riding high at NOL
    Healthy utilisation and additional capacity sustain volume growth at Singapore liner to logistics firm.
  • MOL in Middle East reshuffle
    Owner adding extra calls to Asia/Middle East service and speeding links between China and UAE.
  • Tampa buys box facility
    US port authority acquires 17-acre container handling facility from Intermodal Shipping Services.
  • Tugs aid listing vessel
    UK and Dutch launch combined rescue operation after cargo shift leaves vessel listing in North Sea.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • EC deals blow to carriers' conference immunity
  • U.S. Shipping Partners plans $125 million IPO
  • Volga-Dnepr starts flights to and from Moscow's Sheremetyevo
  • JAL adds new 747-400 freighter
  • Kuehne + Nagel, SembCorp Logistics end cooperation
  • U.S. textile collation petitions for continuing China safeguards
  • Senate forms Homeland Security committee, Congress approves DHS funding
  • UTi Worldwide acquires Unigistix in Canada
  • Cambodia joins WTO
  • EC issues second proposal to liberalize port services
  • MSC's first 8,200-TEU ship calls at Long Beach

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2004
  • Calls for a Danish Coast Guard as tanker runs aground
    This morning another tanker loaded with oil grounded in Danish waters. Although there is no immediate danger of an oil ...
  • Aker Kvaerner signs NOK 4.4 billion contract
    Aker Kvaerner and Norsk Hydro has signed a NOK 4.4 billion (EUR 537.1 million) contract for the main installation for ...
  • Self-handling and pilot competition in new Port Directive
    The EU Commission has launched a new proposal to improve market access to port services. According to the Commission, a ...




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