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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2005
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  • Make vessel accident probes a must: official
    THE investigation of maritime accidents should be made mandatory, according to the US Coast Guard's chief investigator who added that as an industry, shipping accident investigation lags that of aviation, but is catching up.
  • SSA key to maritime success: minister
    CALLING on the Singapore Shipping Association to play a larger role in Singapore's effort to become a key international maritime centre, Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong said the SSA could help in the areas of R&D, manpower development and overseas promotion.
  • Bergesen wins contract for 2 LNG tankers from Suez
    BERGESEN Worldwide Gas ASA, the world's biggest gas-shipping company, won two 20-year contracts to provide liquefied natural gas tankers to Suez SA to haul the fuel from Yemen to the United States.
  • NOL's Sept container volume rises 11%
  • Shenzhen port's 9-month box volume up
  • Increasing piracy deprives Somalia of UN food aid
  • Eyes on the sea

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2005
  • China-India-Middle East express service to make debut soon
  • Ningbo handles 200m tons from Jan-September
  • China Shipping signs 10-year deal with VPA
  • MOL enhances India, Singapore Straits service
  • GE Security, Mitsubishi to offer container security device in Japan
  • Portek appoints new senior finance executive
  • Singapore Airlines adds Russia to flight plan
  • NWA mechanics to vote on offer
  • A380 to go on world tour

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2005
  • MSC offers Falcon service from Far East to India & Persian Gulf
  • Three consortia in fray for Petronet LNG's tender
  • TSA to seek rate hike
  • YML announces launch of CIX service (China-India-MidEast Express)
  • NYK broadens scope of ANS service
  • ELAA urges greater dialogue between shippers, carriers
  • 8,000-TEU Hanjin Baltimore enters transpacific trade
  • WCAF adds new executives
  • Evergreen Group establishes own agency company in Russia
  • CSCL secures $ 100 m financing for new containers
  • Panalpina opens logistics service centre in Montgomery
  • Dumping duty on Chinese silk sought
  • Asian port infrastructure must keep pace with vessel size increases, says expert
  • Chittagong port's new mooring terminal may become hub for N-E states
  • Hardsell meet scheduled with INSA, CSLA in city tomorrow
  • Air Sahara & AA to start Delhi-Chicago flight in November
  • WR freight handling at all-time high
  • PMO asks Commerce Ministry, Planners to study mode of funding export incentive
  • Jewellery exporters' eyes glitter at US market prospects
  • ...exports may grow by 30 pc
  • Heartening rise in commercial credit
  • EEPC opens unit in Chicago for process outsourcing
  • Wheat imports likely
  • Move to legalise contract labour in maritime, export sectors
  • Tariff values of vegetable oils raised
  • FedEx to charge more in 2006

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Fedespedi elects Trapolino as president
  • MOL opens new India container service
  • Another round of fuel surcharge increases
  • Portugal: intermodal terminal in Elvas opened
  • M&M Militzer & Münch opens new logistics platform in Poland

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Revised SUA treaties adopted
  • DOF orders PSV at Aker Yards
  • MOL launches new India-Singapore service

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Bergesen Worldwide Gas orders LNG ships

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Port of Coos Bay taps Murphy for national marine sales
  • American Airlines Cargo raising fuel surcharge
  • Bath Iron Works wins deal for new Navy trimaran
  • Trio of transport executives win 2005 Connie Awards
  • Cargill reports gains for first fiscal quarter

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2005
  • Head-hunters ready to fill Lloyd's top role as Prettejohn moves on
    LLOYD'S is likely to hire a head-hunting firm to find a successor to chief executive Nick Prettejohn, who is leaving to become chief executive of the UK insurance operations of life assurer Prudential.
  • Evangelising act will be hard to follow
    RUTHLESS and radical ' such have been the watchwords set for market reform by outgoing Lloyd's chief executive Nick Prettejohn, writes James Brewer.
  • Gratsos to slam classification societies over common structural rules
    Classification societies will come under blistering attack today from George Gratsos, the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Shipping, for their proposed common structural rules for new bulkers and tankers, kicking off what is likely to be a torrid week of wrangling over the blueprints for building the next generation of ships.
  • Bergesen lines up $420m LNG carriers for new Suez charters
    ORDERS for two liquefied natural gas carriers worth more than $420m have been triggered following confirmation that Bergesen Worldwide Gas has won long-term charters from Suez, the French industrial and energy giant.
  • VLGC fleet is set for expansion
    Bergesen Worldwide Gas is expanding its fleet of very large gas carriers, a sector where it is already the market leader, writes Tony Gray.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Jindo to take over Dongnama Shipping
    JINDO Corp, the South Korean container manufacturer that emerged from court receivership less than a year ago, is to take a 75% stake in container ship operator Dongnama Shipping for W26.9Bn ($25.6M)
  • Contship slams Gioia Tauro attitude
    CECILIA Battistello, president of Contship Italia, has urged Gioia Tauro Port Authority to change its working practices if its impressive rate of growth is to continue
  • Caribbean seeks petro rethink
    CARIBBEAN countries plan to ask Venezuela's president to rethink parts of the PetroCaribe agreement because it violates at least the spirit of the Caricom treaty
  • Leipzig mayor takes maritime helm
    THE grand coalition in Germany has decided to appoint a newcomer from the eastern part of the country with no maritime background as new minister of transport
  • Courage uses funds to buy ships
    HONG Kong-headquartered dry bulk operator Courage Marine will use a major portion of its IPO proceeds of $31.3M to acquire four vessels
  • Mobile to bill Carnival for Holiday
    CARNIVAL Cruise Lines and the US government will soon be getting a bill from the city of Mobile, Alabama for the costs of hosting the Holiday and its passengers
  • Tropical storm threatens Yucatan
  • Open vessels depress charter rates
  • Mercator growth focused on Singapore
  • Spliethoff takes Transfennica
  • Gas leak rumour drags stock lower

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Box ship charter rates keep falling
    The slide in box ship charter rates has accelerated sharply, prompting fears of a bear market.
  • Hapag-Lloyd parent TUI poised to close CP Ships deal
  • NOL volumes rise 11 percent
  • Mob figure missing in ILA trial
  • EU hopes for early U.S. air deal
  • Kuehne & Nagel to pay $588 million for contract logistics provider
  • Georgia, Shanghai ports in trade promotion agreement
  • Air France-KLM hikes fuel charge
  • Air Canada adds Alaska freighter
  • C.H. Robinson stock splits 2-for-1

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • TUI expects to complete CP Ships deal tomorrow
    TUI expects to complete the acquisition of CP Ships on tomorrow following a joint announcement today by the companies saying that all regulatory approvals had either been obtained or waived.
  • EC hints at end of conferences, again
    The EC has again strongly hinted that it sees the continuation of ocean carriers' unique anti-trust immunity as no longer justifiable in today's market.
  • Guidelines released for next Melbourne deepening study
  • Kalmar factory to attract components into Yangshan
  • Container corporation to take three-quarters stake in Dongnama Shipping
  • STX Pan Ocean to invest in Chinese container-yards
  • Asia-Red Sea sailings increased by Evergreen-Cosco-Hapag-Lloyd
  • Mixed signals from Pacific National over Tasmanian rail
  • St Lawrence Seaway/Great Lakes mission seeks box-business
  • K+N announce sea-freight rise, and add contract logistics to supply-chain
  • Tiefensee replaces Stolpe in Germany's 'Grand Coalition'

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • OMI hangs tough
    Tanker owner narrowly tops Wall Street estimates at 46 cents per share as products rates help offset weaker suezmaxes.
  • CP Ships deal gets nod
    Regulatory approvals mean shareholder backing is only remaining hurdle to takeover by Hapag-Lloyd.
  • Stolt bides its time
    Company launches share buybacks - but only after price comes down.
  • Columbus chartered again
    Hapag-Lloyd Cruises takes 1997-built cruiseship from Conti for another six years.
  • Fire hits LNG newbuilding
    A Moss-type LNG carrier under construction in Korea has suffered a blaze in one of its cargo tanks.
  • Blast kills three in Bangladesh
    Explosion during cutting leads to fatalities at Sitakunda Shipbreaking yard.
  • Rieber converts for charter
    Norwegian owner's cable layer to become seismic services vessel to win seven-year deal.
  • Aker wins Silja upgrade
    Flagships of Finnish ferry fleet to return to Turku yard for modernisation of passenger areas.
  • Indian link strengthened
    Far Shipping Lines steps up feeder frequency from Dubai to India's east coast.
  • LNG fears hit shares
    Shipbuilders among biggest losers on South Korean exchange as TradeWinds report of gas carrier leaks affects investor confidence.
  • Not so fast on that LNG STS
    Exmar and Excelerate confirm they will be going ahead with transfer but not just yet.
  • Ukrferry reels in ro-ro
    Ukrainian owner adds Polferries vessel to build Black Sea business.
  • Brostrom sells Nordic Bulkers
    Swedish shipowner disposes of container logistics business to focus on products carriers.
  • Another Motaku ship freed
    Third Kenyan ship hijacked by pirates off Somalia released, leaving one still under gunmen's control.
  • Bergesen confirms Suez LNG deal
    Sohmen-family controlled shipowner finally gets to spell out newbuilding deal for Yemen LNG business and takes on LPG ship.
  • Shenzhen gets busier
    World's fourth-biggest box port handles 25% more containers in first nine months.
  • PacBasin Dionysus deal delayed
    Cape Jaffa handover delayed one month due to Hong Kong shipowner's commitment to COA.
  • BC Ferries inks newbuild finance
    Canadian ferry operator ties up $90m loan agreements with German export credit bank KfW.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • No regulatory blocks on TUI's CP Ships takeover
  • Evergreen, COSCO, Hapag-Lloyd merge Asia/Red Sea services
  • APL's cargo up 11% in September
  • 'Connie' awards go to Capo, Gatti, Mack
  • Virgin Atlantic boss wants tough stand from EU negotiators
  • American, Northwest to raise fuel surcharges
  • Lufthansa to start Frankfurt/Doha flights
  • McNabb takes command of AMC
  • Truck manifest migrates to Michigan
  • UP to use low-emission diesel-hybrid in Texas
  • UP train accident kills woman in Arkansas
  • Kuehne + Nagel agrees to buy ACR Logistics for $589 million
  • China Shipping signs 10-year pact with Virginia port
  • Roadships America planning high-speed coastal ships
  • PierPass hits 500,000 box mark
  • L.A. harbor commission asks staff to retool proposed intermodal yard

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Broström sells subsidiary Nordic Bulkers
    Broström has come to an agreement to sell its subsidiary Nordic Bulkers AB to the Swiss logistics company Bertschi AG ...
  • European Commissions sends reasoned opinions to seven member states
    The EU Commission has sent reasoned opinions to Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Portugal and Slovenia for failure to implement ...
  • Records on orders and foreign currency in Denmark
    The Danish shipping industry is breaking new records as the year goes by. The latest estimate for the foreign currency ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 17, 2005
  • Trader departs Polish supplier
  • Iraqi-Malaysian bunker venture moving forward
    Shares in Malaysian Merchant Marine closed 4.9% higher today on expectations the company will soon announce a deal giving it exclusive rights to supply bunker fuel in Iraq.
  • Taiwan: New JV investing heavily in future potential
    Significant investments in bunkering infrastructure signal company's belief in success - $3/4 billion annual revenue predicted for 2007/2008.
  • London bunker broker welcomes new team member
  • Korean prices surge, Hong Kong still tight on supplies
    The South Korean bunker market experienced a hike in bunker prices on Monday while Hong Kong's availability remained extremely tight.
  • EU study: Ships could save money on shore-side power supply
    Huge increase in marine distillate prices means we may have passed the point when shore-side electricity could be more cost-effective.
  • FAL Oil attracts huge financing loan
    FAL Oil has attracted an overwhelming response from local and regional banks for the finance of its tanker fleet expansion.
  • Spill response group setup in the Netherlands
    Fifteen Dutch organisations active in combating oil and chemical spills have setup the Spill Response Group Holland.




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