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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 15, 2005
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  • Cruise Centre bidding for consultancy work overseas
    THE Singapore Cruise Centre is in talks with ports in Europe, the US and Asia to provide consultancy services as well as operational management of terminals there, its chairman said yesterday.
  • PSA International wins Italian port contract
    SINGAPORE's PSA International has been awarded the contract to develop a sixth phase of berths at Italy's Port of Voltri and intends to invest 70 million euros at this European gateway.
  • AP Moeller seeks end of Iraqi lawsuit
    AP Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world's biggest container-shipping company, asked an Iraqi judge to drop a case brought by the government over unpaid fees because of security threats at the courtroom.
  • Cargo handler for N Korean ships named
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  • Prescribe number of deck ratings on vessels: UK report
    THE UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch has called for regulations to prescribe the number of deck ratings who must be carried on vessels instead of merely stating safe manning principles.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 15, 2005
  • Shippers say tougher action needed to deal with striking Vancouver truckers
  • SITC Container Lines improves Shanghai-Japan services
  • APL, MOL launch service to Seattle
  • Industrial campus to open up at PTP next year
  • Australian logistics firm Bluefreight expands into Indonesia
  • Lines impose emergency terminal congestion surcharge at Luanda
  • APM Terminals picked to operate Port of Mina Salman in Bahrain
  • FedEx plans to build region's largest air cargo hub in Guangzhou
  • AirBridge cargo signs marketing agreement with Air Canada Cargo

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 15, 2005
  • IIMS to widen area of operation
  • Jafza to help AP govt develop coastal SEZ
  • Indian wheat imports to swell world trade
  • India emerges top buyer in Dubai
  • JNP well on way to surpassing 2.5-m TEU milestone in 2005-06
  • JNPT seeks to defer interest payment on WB loan
  • MoS doubles Paradip Port's non-coking coal throughput target
  • Orissa govt wants IAS officer from state cadre to head Paradip Port Trust
  • LA port complex to work late to ease cargo jams
  • Rlys offers e-payment facility to freight suppliers
  • Rajasthan invites investments in textiles, IT and biotech
  • Cabinet panel sanctions Rs 290 cr. for leather industry's facelift
  • Manufacturing sector registers robust 11.5 pc growth in May, IIP estimates
  • It's going to be a blooming 5 years for Apeda
  • India, China oppose move to sub-classify developing countries
  • G-33 stresses importance of food security, development needs of farmers
  • US, EU back proposal on market access in agriculture

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • New chief executive at Boeing
  • Team Lines with new service to Södert'lje
  • JAL Cargo and Lufthansa launching Frankfurt-Centrair service
  • Finland Post acquires Combifragt A/S Denmark
  • NYK Logistics (CIS) opens in St. Petersburg

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • EC approves tougher criminal sanctions for pollution

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Everett Port Commissioners void first round of marina project bids
  • Port of Portland hires Horowitz as container marketing manager
  • Marcon brokers deal for twin screw tug
  • WTSA member carriers eye wastepaper rate increase
  • Panama Canal schedules series of maintenance closures

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 15, 2005
  • Leif Höegh eyes expansion after sealing $1bn credit facility
    NORWEGIAN private shipping business Leif Höegh yesterday revealed it has armed itself with a credit cache approaching $1bn as it reported a 42% growth in first half operating profit.
  • Dongnama for sale but bids fall short
    LEADING intra-Asia containerline Dongnama Shipping is up for sale, although the divergence between the asking price and bids to date suggests a long-drawn-out disposal process, writes Sam Chambers in Hong Kong.
  • Birkenhead repair yard forced to shut down
    THE owner of Merseyside's former Cammell Laird yard has served shiprepairer A&P Birkenhead notice to pack up and ship out, it emerged yesterday.
  • Sakhalin costs soar and could go higher
    CAPITAL costs on the Sakhalin II oil and gas project off eastern Russia have doubled, with full year production delayed by 12 months.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Liberia suspends top officials
    ALLEGATIONS that over $800,000 in Inmarsat payments were misappropriated have led to the suspensions of Liberia's maritime commissioner JD Slanger and Morris Dukuly, the country's permanent representative to the IMO
  • Emily threatens Yucatan
    HURRICANE Emily was pounding Grenada this morning with winds of 150km/hr and is expected to continue its west-northwest path across the Caribbean today
  • UK combines to fight congestion
    UK transport operators have joined forwarders and ports to urge the British government to speed up decision-making on projects to increase deep-sea port capacity
  • Grindrod buys into Cockett Marine
    GRINDROD Group has acquired a 50% stake in UK marine bunkering company Cockett Marine Oil, it was announced today
  • Boiler blast injures 14 seafarers
    An explosion on the Argentine ro-lo vessel Transmodal on 9 July is reported to have injured 14 of the crew of 22, leaving two with severe burns to face, chest and arms
  • Rejected yards threaten Transpetro
    SIX Brazilian shipbuilders rejected by Transpetro from later stages of its newbuilding tender are threatening to drag the company through the courts
  • Selendang Ayu: report findings
  • Peak season box raise limited
  • APM in Bahrain, Takoradi bids
  • Pan Ocean fares well on opening day
  • Maine LNG race heats up
  • Division over pollution directive
  • Vancouver strike talks collapse
  • Taiwanese press Titan on salvage

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • No progress in Vancouver strike
    As talks failed to resolve drivers' demands for higher pay, truck traffic was sparse today at Vancouver's Vanterm gate (left).
  • Lines set trans-Pac wastepaper hike
  • Pensacola port fully opened
  • Horowitz new Portland box marketing chief
  • House passes water resources bill
  • Transport costs rise for food, retail: Study
  • NYK launches Gulf-S.A. ro-ro
  • Breakbulk leads Antwerp gains
  • 11 bidders for India terminal

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • S. Californian ports still congestion-free as concerns over PierPass deepen
    The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach remain congestion-free and overall ship traffic is beginning to pick up, the head of the local Marine Exchange told ci-online yesterday.
  • Vancouver trucker demands deemed 'unworkable' by trucking companies
    Trucking companies have qualified as 'unworkable' the latest demands of striking Vancouver container-truckers, and have indicated they may go to court for a resolution.
  • Joint report forecasts slower 2005 peak season
  • Booking systems and charging mooted to discipline UK supply chain
  • Tex-Mex Railroad granted US$50m loan
  • Mumbai offshore terminal project: 11 bidders shortlisted
  • Genoa Port Authority and PSA hail VTE accord
  • Sethu Canal dredging to begin in November
  • Chris Bourne takes on carriers' EU negotiating role
  • Long term contracts can benefit shippers and carriers says Safmarine
  • Singapore volumes power ahead

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Quintana prices at $11.50
    US-based panamax owner is fourth straight shipping IPO to fall below target pricing range, but salvages $192m offering in dicey market conditions.
  • Less money for growth
    Quintana Maritime would need to borrow an extra $40m or more to pay the purchase price of three additions to its fleet under scaled-back offering.
  • Autoliners boost Hoegh
    Strengthening car carrier market compensates for weaker LNG sector.
  • Quintana slashes pricing
    Drybulk offering will be fourth consecutive shipping IPO to price below target range, if it is able to complete shrinking flotation, now barely $200m.
  • Petrobras passes yard trio
    Three more shipbuilding consortia allowed a shot at newbuilding pot of gold.
  • Grindrod buys into Cockett
    South Africa-listed logistics players takes half stake in UK-based bunkers supplier.
  • Northwestern given notice
    Ship repairs at Merseyside's Cammell Laird site will end forever next month.
  • Filipino crews up 10%
    Manila hails rise in seafarer numbers despite fall on Norwegian-flag ships.
  • NYK's cruises to pay off
    Loss-making division of Japanese giant should turn a profit from 2006.
  • Arms fine for PONL
    Container line guilty of shipping arsenal of ammunition through South Africa.
  • TOP offloads Fearless
    Evangelos Pistiolis' US tanker firm taking advantage of strong S&P market to sell 1992 built handymax.
  • Simek slumps
    Norwegian yard built only one vessel last year as it plunged into the red.
  • Pan Ocean makes strong start
    Shares in South Korean dry bulk firm jumped as much as 19% on their Singapore trading debut.
  • Pirates captured off Johor
    Tanker with stolen cargo of palm oil intercepted and crew of 21 arrested by Malaysian police.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Carriers seek U.S.-to-Asia rate hikes for paper
  • Maersk Sealand leaves two Latin, Caribbean conferences
  • Matson promotes executives
  • Bourne named director of ELAA lobby group
  • IATA welcomes G8's aviation policy
  • FedEx plans new China hub
  • United to add three weekly Los Angeles/Australia flights
  • RailAmerica carloads up 3.8% in June
  • Exel appoints former Pacer VP Bushell
  • CBP offers to reduce penalties for C-TPAT members
  • Chertoff reorganizes DHS, creates policy office
  • China trade meeting underway in China
  • Stalemate in Vancouver port truckers' strike
  • Work starts on Columbia River channel deepening
  • APM Terminals gets Mina Salman port contract
  • Horowitz joins port of Portland

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 14, 2005
  • Emily worries suppliers, crude markets relaxed
    USGC and Caribbean bunker suppliers are monitoring hurricane Emily closely, Venezuelan ports are taking precautions by restricting ship movements.
  • Petroperu returns to market after two-month lay-off
    State oil company advises that it has resumed selling bunker product to local suppliers.
  • PRAXIS: Daily bunker market report (Thursday)
  • Cockett Marine Oil sells 50% stake in company
    United Kingdom (UK) based Cockett Marine Oil, marketer of marine fuels and lubricants announced today that the company has reached an agreement with South African Grindrod, whereby Grindrod purchases a 50% share in Cockett with effect from July 2005.
  • MPA grants debunkering after off-spec cargo recall
    Debunkered product has reportedly been returned to the cargo provider, who recalled it from the supplier after it was found to be off-spec.
  • Crude little changed after dipping on bearish reports
    Although US oil inventories are looking better than this time last year, an early start to the Atlantic hurricane season will keep the market on tenterhooks.
  • Titan & partners invest further $91 million on Nansha storage
    Titan Petrochemicals Group Limited (Titan) and its joint venture partners will invest a further $91 million as the group seeks to bring forward the completion of its massive Nansha storage project in China's Guangdong province.
  • Singapore: Fuel stocks up, bunker prices soften
  • Rotterdam firm ahead of Midday
  • Warm Seas return brings expanded bunker supply infrastructure
    Warm Seas has resumed bunkering operations in the port of Khor Fakkan after suspending business for an operations upgrade in December 2003.
  • Petrobras sets sights on growing LSFO demand in Singapore
    Petrobras Marine, Brazil's leading distributor of marine fuels, is the biggest supplier of low sulphur fuel oil in Singapore and seeks to expand its oil storage facilities with a view to enter the 500 cst market.
  • Japanese ports discourage night bunkering
    Japanese port authorities, especially in the western part of the country, have discouraged night bunkering for safety issues.

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