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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 15, 2005
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  • Latest piracy attack raises security alarm in S'pore
    REVIVING fears of terrorists using ships as floating bombs to attack ports or other facilities, a chemical tanker carrying a full cargo of inflammable petrochemical products was hijacked while underway in the Malacca Straits last Saturday.
  • Hutchison to invest in Egypt container ports
    HUTCHISON Whampoa Ltd, the world's biggest port operator, will help build and manage two container terminals in Egypt, the Hong Kong-based company's first investment in the North African country.
  • Asian owners slam EU, Canada sanctions
    ASIAN shipowners have expressed concern at the large amounts paid by US courts to 'whistleblowers' who report contraventions related to pollution and the increasing criminalisation of accidental oil pollution from ships.
  • Kuehne & Nagel '04 profit rises 23%
  • China Shipping may buy four oil tankers: broker
  • PSA handles 13% more containers
  • On the rocks

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 15, 2005
  • China Cosco Holdings applies for HK listing
  • HPH invests in Egyptian ports
  • NYK to open Chengdu liaison office
  • Honour Lane Shipping expands China network
  • BAF to rise from SE Asia, S Asia to New Zealand
  • Chinese govt asked to make investment in maritime projects easier
  • Antwerp navigation channel deepening to commence by 2007
  • Rate hikes on the horizon for Straits/NZ trade in 2005
  • Third ground handler starts operations at Changi
  • Jal revises FY2004 consolidated forecast
  • Lufthansa, Swiss discuss integration
  • Emirates increases Kuwait services

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 15, 2005
  • Norway to train more Indian seafarers
  • Govt committed to improving IWT infrastructure
  • National Shipping Board to confer on key issues at Vizag meet on March 19
  • Mercator Lines to invest Rs 1,300 cr. in ships' acquisition
  • Chinese pledge to US may help Indian textile exports
  • Brand to tell-textile exporters may ally with US, EU retailers going bankrupt
  • Maltese Minister invites Indian companies
  • Rlys hauls record 541.97 m tonnes during April-Feb.
  • Heartening 27 pc rise in exports during April-Feb. 2004-05
  • NFTP annual document to make things move quicker for exporters, prune transaction costs
  • Govt taking steps to increase investment in core sector'Minister
  • Higher drawback rate for furnace oil supplied to EOUs/SEZs
  • Unprecedented $ 8-bn rise in forex reserves in single month
  • Subsidy likely for pepper exporters
  • FII inflow's crossed the $ 3-billion mark in 2005 so far
  • KASEZ kicks off month-long fete to mark 40th anniversary

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Rotterdam market firm
  • Istanbul: Strait closure hits barge schedules after LPG accident
    Bunker suppliers in Istanbul have said that barging schedules have been affected by the closure of the Bosphorus Strait after the sinking of a vessel carrying LPG.
  • OPEC members may increase output informally
    In view of the current prices of oil, OPEC may make a decision this week to allow its members to increase oil output on an informal basis.
  • Lintec: Forensic testing more in line with ISO specifications
    Lintec Testing Services says its GCMS programme caters better to verifying section 4.1 of ISO 8217 specifications and that soon forensic testing will become the norm.
  • Shipowners in Asia criticise criminal oil spill sanctions
    European Parliament draft directive on criminalising accidental oil spills labelled a major flaw by Asian shipowners.
  • Barge surcharge to be increased in Houston

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Menlo Worldwide launches RFID solutions
  • Benin to modernise road network
  • Meridian IQ acquires GPS Logistics Asia
  • New container handling record in Strasbourg
  • Lufthansa and Swiss continue constructive takeover negotiations
  • Matson plans new Guam-China services
  • Samskip appoints two new directors

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Japanese, Filipino officers kidnapped
  • Business as usual for Malacca Strait pirates
  • Short term profit dip looms as product tanker fleet expands
  • Lintec launches Annex VI sampling kit
  • HPH in two Egypt port deals
  • Singapore to check cargoes for hidden nukes
  • Salvors recover 21% more pollutants in 2004

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Tidewater to sell six AHTS's
  • ABS approves new LNG containment tank concept
  • GAO looks at Navy shipbuilding cost growth

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Greenbrier nets orders for close to 5,000 railcars
  • Greenbrier names Centurion Gunderson-Concarril director
  • Port of Tacoma donates used computers to kids
  • Excel Maritime Carriers buying Handymax vessel
  • Port of Portland showcases new airport conference center

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 15, 2005
  • Pirates back in business in Malacca Strait after tsunami
    THE hijacking and kidnap of two crew from an Indonesian product tanker by heavily armed pirates in the Malacca Strait has stoked fears of maritime terrorism in the region.
  • South Korea clamps down on single hull tankers
    SOUTH Korea is to ban old single hull tankers, in a sudden move that will cause headaches for certain owners, writes Sam Chambers in Hong Kong.
  • Arbitration set to cost Lloyd's £323m
    LLOYD'S is likely to suffer a £323m ($617.5m) blow to its 2004 profit before tax on a pro-forma annual accounting basis, after it appeared to fare badly in arbitration proceedings over a dispute with Swiss Re and other reinsurers.
  • US issues East Africa terrorist alert
    THE US State Department has issued a special advisory warning of a potential terrorist attack against shipping in East Africa, writes John McLaughlin.
  • Candles lit in Athens to mark 30 years since the death of Aristotle Onassis
    On Saturday March 15, 1975, the most famous shipowner of all died in the American Hospital in Paris, prompting worldwide news headlines.
  • Inmarsat flotation lit by satellite launch
    INMARSAT on Friday successfully launched into orbit its largest, most powerful satellite to date, paving the way for its next generation of voice and data services and accelerating plans for a London share listing.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Armed pirates seize product tanker
    THE boarding by armed pirates of a product tanker in the Strait of Malacca on Saturday and kidnapping of its captain and chief engineer has raised the spectre of a terrorist attack in the commercially-sensitive waterway
  • SembCorp clarifies Solitaire issue
    SINGAPORE'S SembCorp has clarified that the amicable settlement with Swiss based Allseas in a long-running ship conversion dispute relates only to counter-claims
  • CalMac faces strike action
    CALEDONIAN MacBrayne, the Scottish state-owned ferry line, is facing possible strike action over plans to put its services out to competitive tender
  • CITGO bidders emerge
    FOUR companies have reportedly made bids for CITGO, the US-based refining arm of Venezuela oil giant PDVSA
  • BA battered by industrial action
    SHIP operators and agents in Buenos Aires are counting the cost of a flare-up of industrial disputes that upset shipping timetables for a week and are not over yet
  • Tidewater sells six for $202M
    TIDEWATER this morning announced the planned sale of up to six of its anchor handling, towing and supply vessels for $202M, which will result in a profit of $80M
  • Gulfport considers cruise homeport
  • Bulkers lead way for Lauritzen
  • HPH to build box berths in Egypt
  • Salvage cases rise in 2004
  • Valencia extortion accused released
  • Role models needed: IMarEST head
  • Tasmanians debate Spirit future
  • P&O warns against using Calais
  • Cuba agreement leads to resignation
  • Husum to become wind farm centre

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Vancouver cuts free container storage
    Persistent backlog of containers at Deltaport terminal has been cut in half; operator mulls other measures.
  • Cosco IPO for containers, ports
  • China lift for Kuehne & Nagel
  • China seeks US, EU talks
  • Hutchison sets Egypt terminals
  • Mega-ship joins P&ONL fleet
  • Lufthansa eyes Swiss
  • DHL Oceania expansion
  • Europe linking rail systems

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Beijing looks for US and EU textile talks
    China is seeking discussions with the US and the EU to ease their concerns over the country's ballooning yet worrying textile export growth.
  • Adelaide deepening to go ahead next month
    The South Australian Government has given the go-ahead for deepening Port Adelaide's main channel, ending a long campaign by Flinders Ports and local industry groups.
  • Carriers, agents call for stop to Buenos Aires stoppages, and warn of own stoppage
  • 'Cold ironing' to be part of ships from the newbuild stage, predicts POLA
  • HPH enters Med terminal trade in Egypt
  • French and Iranians maintain building demand
  • Changes underway in SE Asia-Australia services
  • Matson secure tonnage for China/Hawaii service
  • JN Port dredging plan approved
  • Dutch MPs become fans of German 'Maut' system
  • 'Mongolian Vector' Asia-Europe train reaches Duisburg
  • Yang Ming to slot charter TSK's ITX service

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • OPEC may pump more
    Cartel could raise output level by 500,000 barrels if prices stay at current high levels.
  • Pollution threat grows
    Salvors go to the assistance of 22% more ships and almost match this increase in the amount of oil and chemicals recovered.
  • Seabulk in clash with Hvide
    Tab keeps running on broker commissions allegedly due Hvide company for three tankers in Seabulk fleet.
  • Lauritzen's boat comes in
    Pretax profit of Danish shipping group grows five fold as dry bulk market booms.
  • Stolt bump short-lived
    Shares gains from last week's one-time dividend have quickly been erased.
  • Brazilian yard finds buyer
    Bankrupt Estaleiro So to clear debts to workers if engineering group's bid goes though.
  • Mercator thinks big
    Indian tanker owner to branch out into bulkers with part of $270m investment.
  • Latvian Shipping rebels sacked
    New board of Riga-based owner dismisses former directors who tried to cling to power.
  • Tidewater drops anchor-handlers
    US offshore giant to pocket $80m from sale of six supply vessels.
  • Flecha crew strike
    Seafarers on Cardiff Marine panamax down tools at Australian port over pay and conditions.
  • Hanjin confirms French double
    CMA-CGM's ordering spree kicks off with 4,400-teu ships in Korea.
  • Bosporus re-opens
    Sinking of ro-ro carrying LPG tanks over weekend causes backlog of 80 ships.
  • Fred Olsen back to sea
    Sale of Sterling airline increases Norwegian group's focus on maritime businesses.
  • Gunmen seize tanker
    Captain and chief engineer kidnapped as Humpuss products carrier hijacked in Malacca Strait.
  • Nepline buys Tuah Tankers Lima
    Malaysian shipowner makes send tanker acquisition in six months with domestic purchase.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • COSCO seeks IPO
  • Seaboard starts third Miami/Dominican Rep. service
  • LAN Airlines negotiating LAFSA purchase
  • Kansas City Southern promotes Wochner
  • World Cargo Alliance partners with IES Ltd.
  • DCL partners with Barbados shipping agent
  • Hong Kong shippers see no tradeoff in transport security
  • Global textile alliance calls for EU and U.S. safeguards against China
  • U.S. textile manufacturers call for China safeguards
  • U.S. apparel importers say January figures offer 'no surprises'
  • Hutchison moves into Egypt
  • PSA net profits up 29% in 2004
  • Army Corps of Engineers issues permit for Mobile terminal
  • Long Beach February container volumes rise 58%
  • Dubai ports authority sees 24.7% container rise
  • Netherlands, Flanders authorities agree to dredge Scheldt estuary

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 14, 2005
  • Pipeline to bypass Bosporus
    Greece, Bulgaria and Russia have signed a letter of intent to build a 285 kilometres pipeline from Bourgas in Bulgaria ...
  • Odense delivers container carrier to foreign owner
    Odense Staalskibsv'rft has delivered a rare ship: a container vessel for a non-related owner. The delivery is the "Dal ...
  • Fortum distributes Neste shares ' Marianne Lie new board member
    The board of the Finnish energy gigant Fortum proposes that Neste Oil should be separated from the Fortum Group and ...

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