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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 8, 2005
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  • Vancouver port needs to invest C$1.4b up to 2016
    THE Port of Vancouver will need a new facility or a redevelopment of an existing one every two years from 2006 to 2016, costing a total of C$1.4 billion .
  • China oil traders seek alternatives
    CHINESE trading houses are seeking term fuel oil cargoes from suppliers with storage facilities outside Singapore following an imminent global ban on single-hulled tankers, industry sources said yesterday.
  • China container maker's 2004 net jumps threefold
    REFLECTING the surging global demand for container shipping, China International Marine Containers Co, the world's largest maker of shipping containers, posted more than a threefold jump in 2004 net profit.
  • Qingdao Port to build oil wharf
  • New initiative to boost Gibraltar as maritime centre
  • RCL takes delivery of its largest vessel
  • Frontline denies fault in VLCC purchases
  • Crew evacuated from burning tanker

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 8, 2005
  • Cosco Pacific to buy into 4 China terminals
  • China freight forwarders symposium to be held in Dalian
  • Conterm sets up hazardous shipments department
  • CMA CGM launches new environment web site
  • PSA welcomes RCL's newbuild
  • Senator Lines joins INTTRA multi-carrier network
  • CIMC 2004 profit soars
  • Rate increase for Asia-W Africa sea trade
  • Sagawa, JAL enter JV to bolster air parcel delivery service
  • MAS makes Xian its 8th China destination
  • Alitalia to join US Cargo Joint Venture
  • UA to expand Ted fleet by 20 per cent

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • New bills put forward to cut port pollution
    Momentum is gathering to curb air pollution levels at the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, either through port-specific regulations, or through statewide - or even US-wide - caps on sulphur in ship fuel.
  • WFS declares quarterly cash dividend
  • Rotterdam bunker market seen steady at noon
  • DNVPS announces relocation of New Jersey testing operations
    DNVPS has announced that it will relocate its bunker testing operations from Teaneck, New Jersey to Houston Texas.
  • China: Traders look to Malaysia to avoid 'rust-bucket' ban
    Storage facilities in Malaysia to benefit as Chinese traders eye alternative product sources from Singapore ahead of impending single-hull ban.
  • Japan likely to face tight supplies in March
    Tight avails seen through March as domestic market soaks up product.
  • Norway: Bunker spill averted after tanker blaze
    Bunker spill averted after oil tanker blaze extinguished off Norwegian coast.

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 8, 2005
  • Visit the ITJ at TransRussia and Transport Logistic
  • Manhattan Associates continues to grow
  • IRU demands end to Inntal night ban on trucks
  • USF Logistics Services sells reverse logistics
  • Rhine port of Weil grows again
  • Athens airport to reduce fees
  • Columbia Coastal offers new weekly Baltimore-Philadelphia service
  • Pacer International names new COO and CIO

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Prestige master allowed home, for now
  • RCL signs LOI for 3rd Freedom class vessel
  • Evergreen and Cosco upgrade joint service
  • American Club grows
  • Golden Ocean sells Jinhui stake

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Royal Caribbean to add third Freedom class megaliner
  • California issues proposed ballast water management regulation

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Investigation finds captain responsible for SEALTH grounding
  • EVA adding to cargo capacity with three new leased aircraft
  • Port of Portland schedules airport noise public hearing
  • Congressman earmarks funding for Portland transportation projects
  • Coast Guard establishes national waterway watchdog program

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 8, 2005
  • Fjord Champion blaze under control
    FIRE-gutted Norwegian product tanker Fjord Champion (above) is set to be towed today to Kristiansand after firefighters won a 12-hour battle to tame an engine room blaze and so avert a maritime disaster off southern Norway at the weekend, writes Jerry Frank.
  • WTO tells South Korea to end illegal yard aid
    The World Trade Organisation has ordered South Korea to withdraw illegal shipbuilding subsidies within 90 days.
  • A third sense of Freedom to cost Royal Caribbean $828m
    US-NORWEGIAN owner Royal Caribbean Cruises intends to order another of the world's largest cruise vessels, the Freedom series, from Aker Finnyards at an estimated cost of around $828m, writes Jerry Frank.
  • Arison gives $2.4m bonus to tsunami aid
    A LION'S share of Carnival's $3.2m tsunami relief donation announced last month was the personal contribution of chairman and chief executive Micky Arison, it has emerged.
  • Bid rumours end as Golden Ocean sells Jinhui stake
    Golden Ocean Group, the dry bulk operator spun-off by John Fredriksen's Frontline, has sold its entire stake in rival Jinhui Shipping and Transport for what is likely to be a handsome profit, writes Tony Gray .
  • Judge says Mangouras can stay in Greece
    A Spanish judge has granted Prestige master Apostolos Mangouras permission to reside indefinitely in his Greek homeland, pending the start of trial proceedings.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Currency bets fuel cruise orders
    NORTH American cruise lines placing orders in euros are 'betting' that the dollar will strengthen by the time their 80% balance of payments is due
  • Venezuela strengthens Indian ties
    VENEZUELA oil giant PDVSA has signed an exploration/production deal with India's ONGC Videsh, as the two countries vow to strengthen their oil trade
  • Daewoo posts $71M loss for January
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding posted an operating loss of W71.6Bn ($71.3M) for January, a steep drop from the W28.9Bn profit recorded a year earlier
  • IPBCC to raise box rates
    BOX rates from the Indian Sub-continent are to rise from 1 April when the IPBCC increases rates in the westbound trade for general and reefer containers
  • Mangouras to return to Greece
    FORMER Prestige master Apostolos Mangouras has won permission to return to Greece indefinitely, but will have to return to Spain to face trial
  • 'Mega' cruises for Australasia
  • Golden Ocean sells Jinhui stake
  • Pakistan looks to increase fleet
  • GE Shipping wins $50M oil contract
  • P&O charges to wipe out profits
  • Novoship to lose out in merger
  • Irish Continental remains resolute
  • Pertamina official suspended
  • RCL strengthens Australia service

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Canadian ports get investment OK
    Amid increasing competition from U.S. hubs, Canada will open up its ports to previously-forbidden private investment and public grants.
  • NOL says volume up 24 percent so far in 2004
  • Gain for transport index
  • Ceres-Yusen tabs White
  • India-Europe rate hike
  • i2 appoints new CEO
  • Intermodal leads rail traffic
  • Hutchinson joins Venable
  • Lufthansa to hike fuel surcharge
  • Rail growth at Felixstowe
  • TNT Logistics appoints US executive

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Three carriers terminating Montreal vessel-sharing agreement
    A vessel-sharing service involving CMA CGM, Zim and Lloyd Triestino, initiated last May between the Port of Montreal and northern Europe, is to be terminated in mid-May.
  • Grupo Battistella new terminal to ease Brazilian buildup
    Brazil's Grupo Battistella has announced construction of a modern terminal in the Sao Francisco do Sul (SFDS) Bay, with the aim of attracting cargo from neighbouring ports.
  • SAECS service gets another new-tonnage infusion
  • Busan Port stopped operations in snow
  • Maersk breaks rank with other shipping lines over Chennai charge
  • Cosco Pacific: Chinese terminals need to grow at 1,600TEU per year
  • US EC gets another 'all-water' service, inland from Baltimore
  • JV formed for Songdo New Port construction
  • Chinese foreign trade to grow 15%
  • BPA to participate in berth development at Pusan Newport
  • Felixstowe breaks one-week record by rail
  • Feport names Battistello-Eckelmann as new chairman

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • WTO sides with EU yards
    South Korea has three months to stop illegal subsidies to shipbuilding.
  • Greek bail for Mangouras
    Master of the ill fated Prestige is allowed to await Spanish inquisition in his homeland.
  • Vessels collide in Severn
    Laden Brostrom tanker and Greek bulker are damaged in estuary encounter.
  • Greek and Italian ports link up
    Private sector ports in understanding to develop container shuttle service.
  • HSY to repair Kestrel
    Greek yard to pocket $4m to patch up Genmar suezmax damaged in collision last month.
  • Great Eastern bags crude deal
    Indian owner back in business at Mangalore refinery, and adds 2003-built bulker to fleet.
  • Shipping boosts Seaboard
    US-based Seaboard Marine is hanging fire before putting its tax savings into ships.
  • TBS targets $125m
    A US-owned fleet of 1980s-built bulkers and tweendeckers is aiming for the NYSE.
  • Reduced fine for Hennemann
    The former boss of Bremen's Vulkan Werft is getting a break on an ageing tax bill.
  • Warriors demand more tugs
    Norwegian green group presses government for more oil spill reponse ships following Fjord Champion incident.
  • HMM plans big loan
    Banking syndicate being lined up to finance $910m newbuilding spree.
  • Golden Ocean dumps Jinhui
    Frontline bulker offshoot has sold entire stake in Oslo and Hong Kong-listed bulker player.
  • RCCL plans $828m order
    Cruise line gears up for third 3,600 passenger leviathan from Turku yard.
  • Fjord Champion fire extinguished
    Damage inspectors board product carrier off southern Norway after fire fighters douse blaze.
  • Costly year for Aboitiz
    Philippines ferry group's expenses offset bigger revenues in 2004.
  • Ghosts to head for UK
    US judge clears the way for more US James River Reserve Fleet ships to be broken up on Teeside.
  • Irish Ferries struck by strike
    Industrial action and increased competition hits 2004 result at Irish ferry group.
  • Bankrupt Lenac gets subsidy
    Croatia decides to hand over cash to shipbuilder for completing gas production platform.
  • Belmonte stopped over cracking
    USCG stops 12-month-old Komrowski panamax bulker after "multiple" cracks found in ship's hull.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Senator joins Inttra portal
  • Maersk Sealand alerts customers to EU wood-packaging rules
  • Columbia Coastal barge service links Baltimore, Philadelphia
  • EPA revises rules for reporting hazardous waste
  • Hong Kong shippers worry about security surcharges
  • CORRECTION: DHL North America expects to cut losses
  • Fish and Wildlife issues special exemption for beluga sturgeon imports
  • NIT League ocean contracting seminar to be held March 21-22
  • Access control, contingency planning top agenda for new DHS panel
  • Ag product groups want U.S. food aid budget restored
  • Associated Terminal opens bulk warehouse at Port of St. Bernard
  • Box volumes soar 54% at port of Seattle
  • Broadwater serves as interim Baltimore port director

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 7, 2005
  • Still no explanation of the "Karen Danielsen" accident
    Four days after the "Karen Danielsen" hit the Western part of the Great Belt bridge there is still no explanation ...
  • "Fjord Champion" to Kristiansand tomorrow
    The 32,477 DWT, product tanker "Fjord Champion" (ex "Fjordshell"), which caught fire on Friday last week off South Norway, will ...
  • Poland to build Norwegian Coast Guard vessels
    Polish Gryfia Shipyard in Szczecin is to build five new coast guard vessels for Remøy Shipping and Remøy Management to ...




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