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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
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  • Port of Los Angeles free of congestion, says official
    BANKING on regular night cargo operations and the increasing use of technology, the Port of Los Angeles hopes to avoid a repeat of paralysing congestion seen in two of the past three years.
  • Asian shipbreaking yards slammed
    COUNTRIES that send used ships for scrapping in India and other developing countries in Asia are condoning a system that claims thousands of workers' lives each year, rights groups charged on Tuesday.
  • Report cruise ship crime, urge Congressmen
    THE United States should require reporting of crimes on cruise ships so passengers know of potential dangers, members of Congress said in a hearing spurred by incidents such as an attack last month on a Carnival Corp vessel.
  • AP Moeller, cargo lines to keep fuel levy to US
  • Korea Gas seeks US$938m loan to buy LNG tankers

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • HPH to acquire majority stake in Spanish terminal
  • Hangzhou builds new container terminal
  • Jingtang throughput soars to record high
  • Japan, Malaysia sign FTA
  • Jurong's YTD throughput rises 32.5pc
  • Toll revises undertakings to sweeten bid to acquire Patrick
  • Indian-Asean FTA set to go ahead in January
  • Thailand to join patrols of Malacca Strait
  • UPS orders A380s
  • U-Freight offers fast track through Shanghai Customs
  • It's back to work for Korean Air pilots
  • Aer Lingus does U-turn on cargo

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • SCI planning new India-US EC service
  • Govt yet to decide on SCI disinvestment
  • ICS stresses importance of shipping at talks
  • Parliamentary panel okays move to impose stiff penalty on misusers of export schemes
  • Govt suspends advance licence for duty-free pepper imports
  • Peak Customs duty may be slashed to 10 pc
  • India-led new alliance to take on rich nations on tariff cuts at WTO meet
  • Major boon for export trade as IGTPL opens pre-stage complex at Willingdon Island
  • Kandla Port's cargo handling up by 10 pc in April-Nov. 2005-06
  • More ICDs/CFSs need of the hour, stresses CCTPL CEO
  • Mundra Port's SPM inaugurated
  • Rlys jacks up CONCOR's haulage charges by 15 pc w.e.f. Dec. 1
  • GATI becomes 1st Indian logistics firm to set up office in Hong Kong

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Clecat elects new president
  • Rhenus boosts ElbeBostonLine
  • Cathay Pacific to Moscow and Manchester again
  • NEW Corridor AS with a professional organisation
  • Österreichische Post AG and Trans-o-Flex to collaborate
  • Canada implements customs regulations phase 2

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Brussels pushes for liner conference ban
  • Irish Ferries dispute over
  • American club puts rates up 10%
  • Brussels' Erika 3 package will push up insurance costs
  • UK launches degree scheme for cadets

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Carnival announces $2 billion newbuild deal with Fincantieri
  • Container lines to lose exemption from EU competition rules
  • $120 million financing for innovative FPSO

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Corps plans repair work for Columbia mouth jetties
  • Bob Van Schoorl named president of Washington Public Ports Association
  • Coast Guard nabs suspects in string of hoax calls
  • Port of Anacortes taps Stahl as marine services director
  • Top Tankers adds EDGELESS to Suezmax tanker fleet

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Fincantieri nails $2bn cruise order from Carnival
    CARNIVAL Corp yesterday confirmed a $2bn cruiseship order with long-term shipbuilding partner Fincantieri, providing the Italian state company with a welcome boost as it prepares for its anticipated privatisation early next year.
  • IACS Council agrees new common structural rules in historic move
    THE Council of the International Association of Classification Societies has unanimously adopted new common structural rules for tankers and bulk carriers, thus ending competition between classification societies over scantlings.
  • Leaked tape sheds new light on Prestige loss
    MORE than three years after the Prestige sank off the coast of Spain, previously unheard audio evidence has emerged this week that sheds new light on the first hours of the casualty.
  • Brussels to set guidelines for post-conference era
    BRUSSELS will propose guidelines for the liner shipping industry, filling the void left by the abolition of the conference system, the European Commission said yesterday.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Carnival goes back for more
    CARNIVAL Corp has once again leveraged its multiple brands into a multi-billion-dollar newbuilding order from Italy's Fincantieri - including a new post-Panamax series for Carnival Cruise Lines
  • Holman Fenwick to open in Melbourne
    HOLMAN Fenwick & Willan, the maritime, transport and trade law firm, will open a Melbourne office on 1 March 2006
  • UK degree launched for recruitment
    THE UK has launched a foundation degree-based training programme to encourage more high-calibre young people to join the merchant shipping industry
  • Aker Yards out of Transpetro bid
    NORWEGIAN-owned Aker Yards has pulled out of the bidding to take a share of Transpetro's $2Bn fleet renewal programme
  • Pemex to supply $5Bn refinery
    MEXICO has been tapped to supply the crude oil for a planned $5Bn refinery to be built in Central America
  • HHLA to lose largest customer
    HAMBURG container terminal operator HHLA will lose all cargo volume from P&O Nedlloyd following its integration into Maersk Line as of February next year
  • Fyffes' banana cost dilemma
  • Cruise crime stats 'can't be trusted'
  • Migrant Watch: US Gulf/Caribbean
  • ABP well positioned for 2006 growth
  • Busowo Lloyd edges towards settlement
  • Oregon demolition plan postponed
  • Compromise keeps Irish Ferries afloat
  • 'Freedom' grapes hit Europe

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • EU calls for end of liner conferences
    Ruling seeks to end liner anti-trust exemption, and sets plan for two-year phase-in after approval by member states.
  • Record U.S. trade deficit
  • CP Ships shareholders OK Hapag-Lloyd merger
  • WTO mulls 'Aid for Trade'
  • Mullen changes Customs jobs
  • DHL loss to widen in U.S.
  • Customs floats C-TPAT minimum criteria
  • IKEA to build DC in Savannah

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • ESC and ELAA move past 4056/86 'milestone', to found new relationship
    The European Commission has finally confirmed its official proposal to scrap conferences' exemption from competition rules, meaning carriers and shippers must get on with forging a new relationship.
  • PN future in question as boardroom row escalates
    New doubts have arisen about the future of Australia's leading intermodal provider, Pacific National, after further boardroom rows yesterday between warring shareholders Toll and Patrick.
  • A few fixtures buck charter market trend
  • CHKY Alliance adjusts transpacific service
  • St Petersburg Port Co considers getting back into boxes
  • CP Valour still grounded
  • India Government approves Sagar Island deepwater port
  • Maersk confirms ANZ-Americas-Europe pendulum
  • Irish Ferries dispute ends
  • CP Ships shareholders approve takeover
  • Shenzhen Port up 19.21% January-November
  • Hanjin to construct a container yard near Yangshan
  • Weihai Port builds new berths with Qingdao
  • Flushing to open mini-terminal

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Carnival orders biggest ever
    Group signs $2bn deal with Fincantieri for four ships, including 3,600-pax monster.
  • Suezmax sizzle
    OMI getting $68,000 per day over last five weeks on spot suezmaxes as products rates cool a bit.
  • End of the road
    EC knocks nail in the coffin for liner conferences but owners say they are 'on track' for concessions.
  • Suez fees to rise
    Egyptian canal authority to hike transit charge by 3% from March.
  • Not so sweet 16
    Japanese port state checks ended in detention for Wilhelmsen car carrier and 15 other vessels in November.
  • NGV to nail ferry deal
    Malaysian yard closing in on order for Jamaican ships.
  • Salvage starts on CP Valour
    Tsavliris Salvage begins work to refloat CP Ships containership which has run aground off the Azores.
  • Irish Ferries sails again
    Compromise reached in cheaper Eastern European crew row as strike ends after three weeks.
  • TOP gets last Olsen ship
    Evangelos Pistiolis' US tanker firm takes delivery of the last of the Fred Olsen suezmax trio.
  • Forth hit by breakdown
    UK tanker owner makes six-month loss after ship suffers engine problems.
  • GO Carriers crumbles
    Share price of London-listed bulker player Global Oceanic Carriers continues to plumb new depths.
  • Singapore box volumes jump
    State-owned PSA and Jurong Port report double-digit year-on-year growth in containers handled.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • EC calls for end to liner conferences
  • Deutsche Post completes Exel takeover
  • UPS confirms A380 freighters order
  • Qantas orders up to 115 787 "Dreamliner" planes from Boeing
  • British Midland Airways to start Heathrow/Jeddah flights
  • Northwest Cargo returns to Puerto Rico
  • Continental starts Newark/Houston/Buenos Aires daily flights
  • TUI appoints DHL exec Muller as Hapagfly chairman
  • Tailwind offers e-manifest for truckers
  • TTX Co. names Savard VP, CFO
  • GAO urges more be done to stop illegal prescription drug imports
  • Millers praise NAFTA panel wheat decision
  • IKEA will build Savannah distribution center
  • C-TPAT enrollment seminars scheduled next month
  • Baker retires from ICSC
  • COSCO launches 8,200-TEU ship at Yangshan opening

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Smedvig control to the US
    The Smedvig family has sold nearly all of its shares in the drilling rig owner/operator Smedvig to Houston-based ...
  • Thumbs down for combined Finnish icebreaker/oil recovery vessel
    Finland will not go forward with the plans for an icebreaker with ability to also operate as an oil recovery ...
  • Kystlink permission to go Strømstad
    Langesund-based passenger ferry operator Kystlink is free to call at Strømstad in Sweden and use the ferry terminal, according ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2005
  • Panama: Avails tight until next year
    Suppliers reporting tight avails in Panama today, with resupply not expected until January.
  • California ships face hefty emissions fines
    Fines over $100,000 for non-compliance with California auxiliary engine regulation, agency saying.
  • DOE & API: Latest key inventory figures
    Large discrepancies between the two reports this week, with API showing big draws against more neutral DOE figures.
  • Petroval: Independence from Yukos rings changes
    Change in shareholding structure away from the Yukos group to a fully independent structure, has resulted in change for Rotterdam-based bunker supplier.
  • Falmouth STS: Opponents accused of scare mongering
    Opponents of a proposed STS scheme accused of scare mongering tactics and failing to provide technical reasons for their objections.
  • Goldman Sachs predicts four more years of 'super-spike'
    Analysis says 2005 was only the beginning of an oil price 'super spike' phase, predicts prices above $100 per barrel.
  • ISO 8217: Suppliers getting ready to make necessary changes
    Ecuadorian company Navipac in the process of revising relevant documents, and FOBAS says it seems suppliers are getting ready.
  • Potentially unstable fuels found in ARA ports
    A bunker alert issued by DNVPS this week warns owners of fuels with off-spec sediment content, as well as indicating presence of cat fines.
  • Rotterdam: Barge market bids/offers widen
  • FOBAS urges clients to use new ISO 8217 standard
    Fuel testers are ready for ISO 8217:2005, but FOBAS says analysis reports will reflect 1996 edition until clients begin ordering bunkers to the new one.

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