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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 28, 2004
Shipping News
  • SembCorp Marine clinches long-term LNG fleet repair deal
    SEMBCORP Marine has made a breakthrough in repair contracts for LNG carriers, clinching a long-term deal from Australia's North West Shelf venture to repair and service its fleet.
  • Australia set to cut anti-trust immunity for liner shipping
    IN the latest international move against liner conferences, which allow shipping companies to either set prices collectively or at least discuss pricing, Australia looks set to restrict, if not abolish, anti-trust legislation immunity for liner shipping.
  • US port limbo frustrates retailers as holiday sales push nears
    AMERICA's retailers, gearing up for their annual sales push for the December holidays are being forced to wait longer than usual this year for Asian-made goods that - thanks to a backup of cargo ships, railroads and truck lines - are sluggishly making their way from ports to warehouses and ultimately, to shoppers.
  • Ship scrap prices drop in India
  • Oil tanker detained after collision

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 28, 2004
  • HK exports up 19.4pc, imports rise 17.7pc in August
  • Cosco christens three 7,500-TEU newbuildings
  • Yang Ming, KPA agree to build logistics centre in Kaohsiung
  • BNSF sets quarterly record of US$2.74 billion for revenue
  • Savannah Q1 freight handling rises
  • K+N wins Philips' logistics contract in Mexico
  • Eimskip opens office in China
  • NWA Cargo to expand service to China
  • SAS Cargo seeks capacity from Korean Air Cargo
  • Lufthansa starts UK-US direct cargo service
  • KLAS opens new company at Waigaoqiao

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 28, 2004
  • Essar Shipping widens horizons to offer logistics solutions for crude movement
  • Indotrans to launch Eastbound Breakbulk Xpress (EBX) from Mumbai Port
  • End of the line for European shipping conferences
  • Switzerland offers vast scope for collaboration, says Ambassador
  • Move to keep crude carriers off Sethusamudram canal region
  • Vizag Port remains numero uno in cargo handling
  • A-I sees big biz in separate cargo wing
  • Rlys freight earnings exceed target in H1
  • FEFC announces freight rate hike
  • PSA-SICAL acquires 4 RTGCs, one quay crane for box terminal at Tuticorin
  • Action plan for modernisation
  • Govt may exempt new joint ventures from purview of Press Note 18
  • Steel industry's development may founder on logistics rocks
  • Govt may unload 20 pc SCI stake via IPO route
  • G. K. Reddy bestowed Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award
  • AIAI welcomes increase in SSI credit
  • WTSA implements US equipment charges
  • AIAI, UK team hold talks

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • World Fuel Services reports record quarterly earnings
    "We are continuing to execute our business plan and remain on track for a good year," says Chairman.
  • Crude stock recovery dents rally
    Unexpectedly large build in US stocks of crude deflates prices, despite alarming deficit in distillate inventories ahead of peak winter demand.
  • DOE/API: Distillates drop as others stocks recover
  • Holiday moves Piraeus prompt back a day
  • Korean players still suffering limited avails
    With low refinery stocks a recurring theme, suppliers await better times sometime next month.
  • Rotterdam steady, congestion persists
  • Singapore: Slack demand prompts bunker premium drop
    High prices and oversupply conspire to narrow the differential between cargo values and bunker prices.
  • EU move on criminal pollution penalties blocked
    Justice ministers from Greece, Cyprus and Malta have blocked a move by the EU to impose minimum criminal penalties for maritime pollution offences.
  • Grounded vessel leaking bunker fuel in Russian waters
    A grounded vessel has been leaking large amounts of bunkers, witnesses say no booms have been positioned.
  • Port of Rotterdam to boost fuel oil capacity
    Port of Rotterdam announces plans for increased storage and handling capacity to deal with booming Russian oil exports, with an emphasis on expanding fuel oil capacity.

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • Alacat 2004 from 7-10 November in Barcelona
  • APL enables customers to create their own shipping schedules
  • Italy: Tirreno-Brenner road link gets the green light
  • TPG: weak mail business, strong logistics
  • Transpetrol expands into Eastern Europe
  • United Airlines launches non-stop service to China
  • Dutch dockers announce another eight-hour stoppage
  • Hamburg Süd changes management in Mediterranean

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • Buoyant CMB decides on Euronav demerger
  • Indonesian piracy lull ends
  • Multraship completes Danish dredger salvage
  • Lintec looks out for contaminants
  • UK Club premiums to rise 12.5%
  • Remøy Shipping orders at Aker Yards

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • OSG to get huge boost from tax change
  • Sembcorp Marine and NWS ink long term LNG refit contract

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • Port of Olympia looking for commercial real estate broker
  • Federal agencies team up for ferry security research
  • Steelscape taps Gonzalez as chief financial officer
  • MarAd partners with Ex-Im Bank to support loans for shipping firms
  • New helicopter flight pattern cuts noise at Hillsboro Airport

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 28, 2004
  • EU power vacuum as Euro MPs ditch their support for Barroso
    THE European Union was left without an effective government yesterday after Euro MPs refused to back the new commission.
  • Wilhelmsen plans to flex its muscles after merger
    BARBER International and Barwil Agencies are set for an aggressive expansion after they have been merged as Wilhelmsen Maritime Services.
  • DSME denies investment in Korea Line was to fend off Golar
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering has denied that its recent investment in compatriot shipping line Korea Line was designed to fend off the acquisitive Norwegian John Fredriksen and his firm Golar LNG, who have built up a 30.56% stake in the firm.
  • ISMA simplifies membership criteria but insists standards remain intact
    THE International Ship Managers' Association is to "simplify" its famously tough quality-based entry criteria, in a bid to attract additional members.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • Indonesia will not block VLCC sale
    INDONESIA'S new government led by President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will not scrap the sale of two VLCC by state owned oil and gas enterprise Pertamina to Frontline. Frontline is controlled by Norwegian tanker tycoon John Fredriksen
  • Industry leaders promote image
    IMO secretary-general head Efthimios Mitropoulos has declared that "shipping has an image problem"
  • Taiwan resumes US beef imports
    TAIWAN has lifted its ban on American beef imports, imposed last December, following Japan's recent decision to lift its ban
  • Bank and MarAd guarantee loans
    THE Export-Import Bank of the US has joined with the US Maritime Administration to guarantee working capital loans for domestic firms involved in ocean freight transport
  • US shortsea bill in pipeline
    THE 'Short Sea Shipping Tax Exemption Act' will seek to cure US tax issues curbing development in the sector
  • Everglades - new cruise terminal
    LARGER cruise ships and growing passenger loads have spurred Florida's Port Everglades to renovate Terminal 27 at a cost of $16.4M, to be completed in late 2008
  • Ship Managers look to expand
  • Free shot on 'flu cruise
  • Gulf of Mexico oil still crippled
  • Shipping condemns criminalisation
  • India to sell 20% of stake in SCI
  • Pollution law amendments blocked
  • Stevedore defends port projections
  • Portland gets a lifeline
  • French look to waterways
  • IMO strengthens Marpol

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • NVOs to get confidential contracts
    Non-vessel-operating common carriers finally will be able to enter confidential contracts with customers under new rules proposed by the Federal Maritime Commission.
  • Teamsters to picket Maersk headquarters
  • U.S. limits China sock imports
  • Panama Canal expanding capacity
  • Buys help Canadian National net
  • China trade disputes rise along with volume
  • CSX terminal clears hurdle
  • Boston container depot approved
  • Angry DHL staff to meet Brussels management
  • Swiss promotes cargo chief

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • FMC issues NVO service contract proposals
    The Federal maritime Commission (FMC) issued a notice of a proposed rule (NPR) today that could see non-vessel operating common carriers (NVOCC) enter into confidential contracts within weeks.
  • EU Parliament wins battle of wills as Barroso withdraws commission
    In a dramatic speech to the European Parliament this morning EC president designate Jose Manuel Barroso withdrew his commission.
  • Shenzhen fuel quotas see cross-border trucking costs soar
    To cope with soaring fuel costs and a shortage in supply, filling stations in Shenzhen have imposed quotas to all drivers on diesel purchases.
  • Vessel shortage dampens charter market surge
  • Grand Alliance moves to replace fire damaged ship
  • No change in California congestion levels
  • TSK to launch a SE Asia/Middle East service
  • Hanjin adjusts services to avoid delay at Long Beach

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • Oops!
    OSG, correcting its numbers, beat analyst estimates after all.
  • SSY grabs Stratus
    Three staffers from Stamford specialty shop to join Simpson's Connecticut operation.
  • OSG's 'problem'
    What to do with all that cash?
  • OSG like a broken record
    New York tanker owner scores best third quarter, best nine months in company's history.
  • Earnings up at ADSB
    Abu Dhabi yard more than doubles profit in first three quarters of 2004.
  • Lukoil and Palmali team up
    Russian oil company and Turkish shipowner form joint venture for gas carrier orders.
  • Steady as she goes at CMB
    Once bitten twice shy as Compagnie Maritime Belge catches bulker boom second time around.
  • SembCorp snags $45m LNG deal
    Singapore group wins five-year contract for repair and refit work from North West Shelf.
  • Taiwan Navigation riding high
    Bulker and tanker owner sees revenues and profits climb in first nine months of 2004.
  • Solvang snaps up LPG ship
    Inge Steensland and partners confirm they have bought the Sonatrach vessel to put in Bergesen pool.
  • Hapag eyes UK-Turkey trade
    German container line offers direct trade links between existing and prospective EU members.
  • Evensen off
    Leading lawyer Tom Evensen quits Wikborg Rein in protest at future strategy.
  • Tankers teeter
    Idemitsu's charter of OSG's Majestic Unity pushes VLCC freight rates to brink of WS300 level.
  • DVB continues profit rise
    Top Tankers mandate helps bank to record 20% increase in commission income.
  • USCG targets ferry security
    Intergovernmental study is focusing on screening aspects and potential consequences of an attack.
  • SCI offer bulker for sale
    Indian state-owned shipowner looking to offload handysize refloated casualty Lok Pragati.
  • Rieber reaps reward
    Norwegian offshore owner boosts profit as it prepares to spin off seismic survey operations.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • IMO moves to tighten control sea, air pollution
  • MSC amends two Pacific services
  • COSCO, Hanjin stop Vancouver, Yokohama calls on Pacific service
  • COSCO names another three 7,500-TEU ships
  • Carriers add U.K. call to Greece, Turkey link
  • ATA Airlines to reorganize under bankruptcy protection
  • Northwest increases fuel charge again
  • CBP replaces C-TPAT director Perez
  • Ex-Im Bank, MarAd sign agreement on export loans

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2004
  • More North Sea unrest
    The Norwegian Federation of Oil Workers' Unions (OFS) will end their strike in the North Sea at midnight as the ...
  • Nera to lead work on satellite transmissions
    Nera in Bergen will lead a consortium to develop next the generation of broadband transmissions of digital videos via satellite ...
  • EU lifts Aker Ostsee restrictions
    In a new move the European Commission has lifted the production limits imposed on the two Aker Ostsee yards, but ...




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