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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 14, 2005
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  • Swift action needed on Strait security
    IT was bound to happen. The fact the influential Joint War Committee of the London-based Lloyd's Market Association added the Malacca Strait to its listing of 21 areas worldwide at risk of war and terror attacks surprised few in the local shipping community.
  • Littoral states solely responsible for Malacca Strait: Jakarta
    INDONESIA has again made clear its stand that the three littoral states are solely responsible for the security of the Malacca Strait as it raises objections to Indian navy escorts in support of US navy operations in the Arabian Sea nearly three years ago.
  • Net loss will narrow in Q2, says Daewoo Shipbuilding
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering, the world's number-two shipbuilder, saw its net loss narrow in the second quarter from the first and earnings should turn positive in the final quarter, a senior executive said yesterday.
  • S Korea to change ship financing rules
  • Kawasaki may order 2 ships from Waigaoqiao

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Samsung completes twin mega container ships for MSC
  • US, China negotiators disagree on textile exports
  • First GA container ship heads to Amsterdam's Ceres Paragon terminal
  • C8 Group to implement PCS at West African ports
  • Los Angeles, Long Beach ports may face truck drivers wrath
  • Port of Tacoma and Maersk Sealand celebrate 20-year partnership
  • Exel shuffles management team
  • Chinese freight forwarders experience strong growth in 2004
  • NYK to boost stake in Nippon Cargo Airlines
  • Freighters to have 3rd runway priority at Pudong Airport
  • Cathay Pacific's traffic figures for June show improvement
  • China Southern West Australia flying college to expand cadet base

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • India Global Logistics Network launched
  • Paramount Shipping & Forwarding LLC opens office in New Delhi
  • US wants to drive in with used cars!
  • Wijsmuller experts helping VSPL salvage grounded vessel in VPT's outer harbour
  • Kolkata Port records highest growth rate (30.26 pc) among all Major Ports in Q1
  • MbPT shortlists 11 bidders for developing container terminal
  • DGFT reviews issue of cheap import of spices; calls meeting
  • Fieo emphasises need to strengthen internal support systems for export growth
  • CBDT suspends tax recovery proceedings on DEPB licences sale profits till Aug. 31
  • Service tax chief promises to resolve assessees' problems expeditiously
  • 16 pc increase in oilmeal exports during June
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures- By M. Sreedharan

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Nicola Coccia designated president of Confitarma
  • APL & MOL service offers Seattle as alternative US west coast port
  • Continental flies to Berlin
  • ARTC invests in Sydney-Brisbane line
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics: turnover up on 2004

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Carnival and RCCL book cruise ships at Meyers
  • European Bank funds Greek ports spending spree
  • Mumbai offshore box port shortlist
  • APL and MOL launch peak season Pacific service
  • GL's revised rules
  • Wallenius contract for MacGregor

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Carnival orders another AIDA club ship

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Dredge crews at work on Columbia channel project
  • Sierra Pacific walks away from Everett business park purchase
  • Corps hosting first meeting on Willamette dredge plans
  • Port of Tacoma celebrates 20 years of Maersk Sealand calls
  • Port of Bellingham schedules walking tours of Georgia Pacific site

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Greece leads revolt over ship pollution fines
    GREECE, Cyprus and Malta have hit out at the European Union ship-source pollution directive at a meeting of the Council of Ministers.
  • Panama Canal tolls 'set to quadruple in next 25 years'
    USERS of the Panama Canal could face a near fourfold increase in tolls over the next 25 years to pay for the expansion of the waterway, according to a report published by international consultant group, Global Insight.
  • Permit problems delay PCL's China shipyard plans
    PLANS by Pacific Carriers to open up its own shipyard in China are being held up by the issue of land permits.
  • 'Virtual yards' make Transpetro deal shortlist
    PETROBRAS has pre-qualified four consortia for its $2bn newbuilding program, with two controversial 'virtual' shipyards finding themselves on the shortlist to build up to 42 tankers for the oil giant's shipping arm, Transpetro.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Panama Canal tolls may quadruple
    PANAMA Canal tolls may have to increase nearly four-fold to fund the canal's planned expansion ' a move that could reduce the waterway's competitiveness, according to a report by Global Insight
  • Tropical Storm Emily heads west
    TROPICAL Storm Emily has formed in the eastern Caribbean Sea and is moving towards the Caribbean's Windward Islands
  • Bremen benefits from privatisation
    THE state government of Bremen in Germany has been able to cut its spending on port management by 15% after the port authority was privatised three years ago
  • Pakistan opens wheat market
    PAKISTAN has ended the effective monopoly by state corporations over the country's bulk wheat imports in an effort to stabilise soaring flour prices
  • Storm fears for US energy
    THE expectation of an unusually active US hurricane season is raising fears among analysts that Gulf of Mexico oil and gas infrastructure will be disrupted
  • P&O Ned offers to leave conferences
    P&O Nedlloyd has offered to leave a number of conferences and consortia in order to appease EU competition regulators over the AP Møller take-over
  • Japan comes clean on asbestos deaths
  • USCG fleet replacement in spotlight
  • USCG sued over alchohol policy
  • Carnival's AIDA orders at Meyer
  • New CFO for Imarex
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Injunction against Vancouver truckers
  • Pelepas to attract more box lines
  • Trinidad alert after explosions
  • MISC ships to transport KoGas LNG

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Chertoff: U.S. needs more cargo data
    In major overhaul of department, Homeland Security chief targets inbound containers as part of new supply-chain security program.
  • Seattle call for APL-MOL
  • Ports re-open after Dennis
  • GT Nexus upgrades portal
  • Thousands sign up for PierPass
  • U.S. trade gap narrows
  • Vancouver strike threatens trade: Shippers
  • FedEx to build China hub
  • Matson appoints new VPs
  • Gilbertson, ex-Sea-Land president, dies
  • More HK-Shanghai uplift for DHL

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Contship mulls litigation as Voltri wins Module 6
    PSA International's Genoa subsidiary Voltri Terminal Europa (VTE) was awarded the module six terminal extension following today's Port Committee meeting.
  • Vancouver trucker mediation talks break up
    Mediation talks in the Vancouver container-trucker strike have broken off without any resolution and without scheduling any more talks.
  • Limp charter market remains in summer doldrums
  • Truckers make pitch for PierPass cut
  • Dunkirk box-terminal decision delayed until September
  • AP Moller-Maersk makes Dutch auction proposal to regulators
  • Global Insight suggests $1.29m transit fees for 10,500TEU ships of the future
  • Asian partners to launch new Pacific string
  • Russia goes long on rolling stock investment
  • Pakistan holds unsafe Indian vessel
  • Flextronics sets up at PTP free zone

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • Positioning at Matson
    Executive promotions at Hawaii specialist Matson continue an exercise its owner calls strategic.
  • Viet tankers bankrolled
    Shipbuilder Vinashin says Chinese banks will back a long-awaited series of aframaxes.
  • Korea to open up funds?
    Overseas shipowners could be allowed to tap into cash pools aimed at boosting domestic fleet sizes.
  • UK holds repeat offender
    Svendborg cement carrier detained for second time in a month with 18 deficiencies.
  • SCG breaking law, says Mass
    Massachussetts thinks the US Coast Guard is pinching shipowners' pennies instead of preventing oil spills.
  • Panama Canal tolls "to rise four-fold"
    Report on expansion plans sees big rises for users under worst-case scenario.
  • Carnival orders in Germany
    Meyer Werft will build third 2,000-passenger cruiseship for US owner's German brand AIDA.
  • HHI plans block plants
    Korean shipbuilder ready to invest in two factories to build parts of steel hulls.
  • Then there were four...
    Petrobras cuts yard field in massive tanker newbuilding tender, but door still ajar for six other hopefuls.
  • The grapes of wrath
    South African fruit exporters lodge complaint over Maersk's takeover of P&O Nedlloyd.
  • B+H returns to profit
    Two profitable quarters see US-based products tanker and OBO operator return to the black.
  • APL and MOL boost capacity
    Singapore and Japanese boxship operators to add more tonnage to transpacific route later this month.
  • WFP issues ultimatum to hijackers
    UN food agency threatens to stop aid shipments to Somalia for a decade if Semlow is not released.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • China Shipping launches Asia/Suez/Halifax/U.S. East Coast operation
  • APL, MOL upgrade to weekly peak-season Pacific service
  • CCNI opens more offices in China
  • World Liner Supply reports document ship capacity increases
  • BA World Cargo restructures European organization
  • Continental Airlines to begin weekly New York/Aruba flights
  • American Airlines adds nonstop Chicago/Delhi flights
  • AirBridge Cargo signs marketing pact with Air Canada Cargo
  • Volga-Dnepr names Gliznoutsa commercial director
  • F.S. Mackenzie opens office in Russian Republic
  • Short-term delays only impacts from Dennis
  • USDA makes progress with opening China to American agricultural goods
  • U.S., Iraq ink trade and investment framework agreement
  • Bulldog Technologies lands Costa Rica contract
  • SSA Marine parent supports diesel emissions reduction legislation
  • CSI: Miami puts spotlight on radiation detection equipment

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 13, 2005
  • PDVSA extends fuel oil shipments to China
    World's fifth largest oil producer Venezuela continues its strategy to become less reliant upon US' demand for oil and oil products.
  • Houston volumes dip after week's early flurry
    Suppliers report a quieter day in Houston amid healthy avails - despite an above-average start to sold volumes this week.
  • Oil market mulls bearish reports, storm fears
    The mood in the oil market was described as a tug-of-war today as traders mulled bearish reports from the International Energy Agency (IEA) and weekly US oil statistics, while keeping a watchful eye on the fifth storm of the Atlantic hurricane season.
  • $500,000 fine for high-seas polluter
  • DOE & API at a glance: Latest US inventory figures
    Crude stocks fall and gasoline drops as refinery runs slowed down, while distillates inventories grew in the past week according to latest data.
  • Chinese H1 oil product imports plunge, crude slows
    Net Chinese oil product imports have plummeted this year due to price caps on domestic transport fuels amid soaring crude, and crude oil imports have also slowed recently, but a rebound is expected.
  • Genoa barge action to turn into full 48 hour strike
    Barge crew in Genoa are planning to step up their industrial action next week to a full blown two-day strike, much to the chagrin of suppliers who are already losing business.
  • Congestion persists in firming ARA market
  • MPA: Accreditation scheme should help with MARPOL compliance
    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) points out that the island state's unique Accreditation Scheme for Bunker Suppliers should help ensure compliance with MARPOL sulphur limits as well as ISO 8217 standards.
  • Japan: Traders expect bullish price trend
    Japanese traders are expecting bullish bunker fuel prices until the end of this month, but expect little movement in marine diesel oil prices.
  • Ceypetco bags good deal for 180 cst August delivery
    Ceylon Petroleum Corp (Ceypetco) has bought 40,000-45,000 mt of 180 cst bunker fuel for August delivery at lower prices compared with its previous deal.
  • Malaysian minister says Malacca Strait is safe
    Malaysian transport minister has criticised the declaration of the Malacca Strait as a war risk zone and claimed that the Strait is among the safest in the world.

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