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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2005
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  • European Commission decides to ban liner shipping cartels
    THE European Commission has, as expected, decided to propose a ban on liner shipping 'conferences' and similar arrangements by which groups of shipping companies set common freight rates for particular routes.
  • Asian shippers welcome EC's conference ban
    THE decision earlier this week by the European Commission to strip the antitrust immunity afforded the liner shipping industry has been heralded as a 'watershed' decision by Asian shippers.
  • Foreign role in Malacca Strait patrols mooted
    THE US, China, Japan and other powers may soon be asked to contribute equipment and expertise to help fight threats such as piracy in the world's busiest shipping lane, officials said yesterday.
  • ABP's operating profit rises 3% this year
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  • Engineer who could have done more to avoid oil spill convicted
    A SYDNEY court last month rejected the application of the chief engineer of a container ship not to record a conviction against him after he had earlier pleaded guilty to causing marine pollution while his vessel was alongside Port Botany.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2005
  • Opening of Yangshan characterised as 'a milestone' for Shanghai Port
  • European liner block exemption to become a thing of the past
  • Lee takes up CCNI's marketing manager post
  • CP Ships shareholders approve amalgamation in TUI
  • STX to operate own Lion City office
  • China surpasses US as biggest IT exporter
  • Qantas places massive aircraft order with Boeing
  • US-Mexico sign aviation agreement

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2005
  • 4 Asean nations join hands to ensure maritime security
  • SOS: Ahoy! We need officers to man ships!
  • Shreyas Shipping to build warehousing, logistics facilities at Kandla & Cochin Ports
  • TUI in full control with CP Ships shareholders' hearty approval
  • Small exporters exempt from tax on DEPB income
  • Assocham seeks import duty cuts
  • New 1-day MoP unloading record set at Vizag Port
  • Mormugao Port proposes hike in vessel charges
  • Malaysia offers to invest RM 10 bn in Indian ports, airports & roads
  • CONCOR may have to shell out Rs 50 cr. more to Railways in 2005-06
  • ICD-Dighi becomes first to export cargo via Lohegaon international airport
  • Move to develop rail, road links with Myanmar, Vietnam
  • Manufacturing sector posts 9.6 pc growth in 7 months
  • Crude crosses $ 60 a barrel mark

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • U-Freight strengthens Boston sales team
  • New rail traffic for Malmö/Copenhagen
  • Deutsche Post World Net completes acquisition of Exel

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Thales and DCN in consolidation move
  • U.K. expands Aircraft Carrier Alliance
  • Chevron refuses to take part in spill drill
  • Ferries gird for NYC transit strike

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Northwest governors call for federal money for Columbia channel
  • Carnival Corporation orders four new cruise vessels
  • Gingerbread contest brings cash to Bellingham Red Cross Chapter
  • Schnitzer upgrades shredder for metals recycling operation
  • CBP grabs over $11.4 million in counterfeit clothing/handbags

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2005
  • Reid calls for UK naval yard consolidation
    THE British government has said it now considers naval shipbuilding consolidation a matter of urgency.
  • Madsen takes DNV top job
    DET Norske Veritas has appointed internal candidate Henrik Madsen as its new chief executive officer, the Norwegian classification society announced yesterday.
  • Corrosion failures meant Erika's 'fate was sealed'
    A NEW French judicial report into the loss of the Erikahas highlighted the failure of the ship's manager and classification society to detect and deal with the advanced structural corrosion from which it said the vessel was suffering immediately before its break-up and sinking six years ago this week.
  • Tramp owners face tight Brussels timetable
    SHIPOWNERS in the non-liner trades that belong to pools or similar co-operative arrangements will have to work fast to prepare for a change in European rules that may be just a year away.
  • Norway and Japan stall on new global shipbreaking accord
    Maritime powers Japan and Norway have come under fire for spearheading efforts to limit the inclusion of global labour and environmental guidelines on hazardous waste movement in a proposed shipbreaking accord to be brokered by the International Maritime Organization, sources said.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Greeks lash out at common rules
    THE International Association of Classification Societies has denied accusations from Greek ship owners that parts of its new Common Rules were guided by internal politics and will not improve standards
  • Port of Spain clearing backlog
    TRINIDAD'S Port of Spain is clearing a container backlog created after last week's work stoppage by local truckers protesting against the demanding turnround times
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen changes name
    WALLENIUS Wilhelmsen Lines is changing its name to Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics to reflect the shift from ocean transport to 'outbound logistics for finished vehicles'
  • Tallink want Silja's Sweden services
    TALLINK Group wants to buy the Finland-Sweden services of Silja, the ailing Finnish cruise ferry group put up for sale by its parent company Sea Containers
  • DVB brings in offshore specialists
    GERMAN transport bank DVB has identified the booming offshore exploration sector as one of its major growth markets and has wooedfour specialists from ANZ Bank
  • Dutch builders need to seek synergy
    THE retiring chairman of the Dutch shipbuilders' association has told colleagues that the Netherlands could become the most innovative shipbuilding industry in the world
  • Shareholders OK CP deal
  • Disappointing 3Q for ferry ports
  • Close Seaway to cut ballast bugs
  • Polish yards to share $100M aid
  • Germans return to offshore
  • Chevron snubs oil spill drill
  • Ivory Coast extortion 'co-ordinated'
  • Maersk sends a message to Le Havre
  • SCI in USEC liner service talks
  • Fesco privatisation in the balance

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • World trade talks deadlocked
    Little progress at World Trade Organization talks in Hong Kong because of continued impasse over agriculture.
  • Portman says Doha gains would help U.S. exports
  • Wan Hai plots trans-Pacific service
  • LAX cargo lagging
  • Hamburg Sud's Wilson new IANA chairman
  • Developer plans Houston DC
  • $44M for Jamaica port expansion
  • TAL director resigns
  • India port gets block container trains

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Tariff-increases 'could kill' Transsib
    Tariff-increases planned for next year, combined with surcharges and Customs inspection of transit containers, could be enough to turn more shippers against the Trans-Siberian Railway, particularly with megaships coming onstream.
  • Panamanian uncertainty for canal expansion grows
    The expansion of the Panama Canal would be approved by a vote if it were held tomorrow, according to a poll by the country's most important newspaper.
  • Busan New Port to start trial operations
  • Indian Railways hike haulage charges on corridor
  • SCI to re-start India-USEC container service
  • Mad cow disease anxiety dissipating
  • Rescue package for Tasmanian rail
  • CP Ships brand name to disappear
  • Wan Hai switches TP calls to Long Beach from LA

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • DNV plays its safe
    Scandinavian classification society appoints technically qualified insider Henrik Madsen to top job.
  • Stolt Jr out
    Jacob, son of Jacob, divests entire stake in chemical operator.
  • Zenon secures Unity
    Nigerian oil company establishes links with prestigious shipping companies as it buys national flag carrier.
  • Ince grabs another
    UK law firm poaches partner for Greek shipfinance offensive.
  • Elbe wreck righted
    The Maritime Lady proved an easy turn today in a 45-minute operation.
  • Yuschenko provides yard cash
    Ukrainian president to release more funding for Kilia shipyard upgrade.
  • Hong Kong holds duo
    Wanzhou cargoship and Mongolian-flagged vessel were the only names on November port state detention list.
  • Zim faces lawsuit
    Relatives of the fisherman killed in collision with Zim Asia off Japan file compensation claim.
  • Russian order for Pietro Barbaro
    MNP group yard Krasnoye Sormovo to deliver two small products tankers to Italian owner next year.
  • SSC gets shipshape
    Ow Chio Kiat's shipping company spends $5m to consolidate bunker and ship management arms.
  • Aker firms up Color order
    Contract for two fast ferries for Norwegian line to be signed on Thursday.
  • DSME inks new goliath
    South Korean shipbuilder orders 900-ton capacity gantry crane to bolster shipbuilding efficiency.
  • Chong back for Vita stock
    Former Links Island founder continues to build a stake in Singapore shipowner and property group.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • FTA cautious over liner conference guidelines
  • PIL, CP Ships end transpacific connection at Vancouver
  • TUI reduces debt by $480 million with VTG sale
  • CP Ships shareholders agree to TUI amalgamation
  • World Air requests Nasdaq extension
  • Canadian government imposes safety requirements on CN
  • RailAmerica's November carloads up 2.1%
  • Mov'on Logistics joins United Shipping Inc.
  • C-TPAT document spells out minimum security criteria for carriers
  • EGL pays $4 million to U.S. government to settle war risk surcharge case
  • Portman praises Senate passage of U.S.-Bahrain free trade pact
  • U.S. "Aid for Trade" grants to reach $2.7 billion annually by 2010
  • Saddle Creek to open distribution center in Auburndale, Fla.
  • ICSC re-elects Smith as chairman
  • Wan Hai to move to TTI's Long Beach, Oakland terminals

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Firm order from Color Line
    Aker Finnyards and Color Line have confirmed their Letter of Intent for two fast passenger day ferries signded in the ...
  • First P-MAX delivered
    Concordia Maritime has taken delivery of "Stena Paris", the first of six P-MAX tankers. The delivery is the starting ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2005
  • Los Angeles pushes ahead with 'cold ironing'
    Port investing heavily in shore power as a means of reducing emissions as container volumes continue to expand.
  • Singapore: $5 million spending spree on bunkering interests
    Singapore company spends in excess of US$5 million on a series of bunkering interests.
  • ARA players wary about reducing credit terms
    Widespread desire for shorter credit terms has not convinced ARA suppliers to parrot a few companies which took the plunge in October this year.
  • Rotterdam pre-holiday dates filling up fast
  • Bunker association sets goals and agenda
    Following the appointment of a new board, Turkish bunker association's first meeting setting goals and agenda for the coming months.
  • Singapore: Residual fuels at 4-week high, distillates up
  • IEA forecasts higher oil demand in 2006
    The IEA projected higher global demand for oil in 2006 in its monthly oil market report.
  • Cargo lines maintain bunker fuel surcharges
    The six-member Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement said bunker fuel surcharges to and from the US will be unchanged.
  • 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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