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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 20, 2005
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  • Global pirate attacks down 30% in first six months
    GLOBAL pirate attacks dropped 30 per cent in the first half of 2005 over last year with Indonesian waters again proving the most treacherous with violence and intimidation the hallmark of those attacks according to the International Maritime Bureau .
  • Transpacific container lines slap fuel surcharge
    TRANSPACIFIC container lines operating from Asia to the US will apply a new inland fuel surcharge in order to recoup what they say has been an ongoing wave of increasing surcharges by intermodal rail and truck operators.
  • Asia freight-rates drop on low demand
    ASIA's benchmark freight rates for commodities may fall further from current one-year lows through August, dampened by slow demand and a surplus of ships, brokers said yesterday.
  • HK's Modern Terminals to build berths in China
  • Trucking talks still stalled at Vancouver port

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 20, 2005
  • Vancouver truck strike impasse continues
  • MOL to build new container terminal in US East Coast
  • Tianjin trade up 25pc year-on-year over first six months
  • Hamburg container traffic rises in H1
  • Famous Pacific Shipping to hold AGM in Qingdao
  • RFID implementation stalls due to lack of enthusiasm
  • Hamburg Sud puts six new ships into service
  • Boeing, China Cargo Airlines finalise freighter agreement
  • Shanghai Airlines launches flights to Shangri-La
  • Japan's newest airport begins drive to entice airlines
  • Fiata backs Tiaca's campaign for all-cargo liberalisation

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 20, 2005
  • Zim Integrated Shipping Services takes full control of Arebee Star Maritime Agencies
  • Panama seeks India's help in training seafarers
  • Chennai to have new maritime complex
  • Proposed maritime policy will revolutionise infrastructure development-MoS Secretary
  • SCI to seek 26 pc share in JNPT's new terminal
  • Chinese test waters in India for sale of textile machinery
  • Iran opens door wider to foreign investment
  • Sethusamudram project to be completed within 2-year time-frame
  • Direct Chicago-Delhi non-stop flights likely from Nov. 15
  • CONCOR's ICD-Balasore now bustling with activity
  • Orange, banana AEZs to sprout in Maharashtra
  • About 50 textile firms plan to spend Rs 8,500 cr. on modernisation over 2 years
  • Assocham seeks increased investment in agriculture, infrastructure sectors
  • ... against diluting 'Rules of Origin'
  • Exports leap up by robust 19.5 pc in June

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • Deutsche Bahn names new chairman of supervisory board
  • Hamburg-Süd places orders for container vessels from Korea
  • Eva Airways defines "wet"
  • North America's longest cable suspension bridge opens in South Carolina
  • PWC Logistics to acquire Geologistics

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • Mitropoulos's "productive" Russian talks
  • More Aker box ship orders
  • STS guide
  • London Club's reserves US$100m

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • DD(X) development at critical stage

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 20, 2005
  • MOL poised to give Jacksonville first link with Asia
    JAPANESE company MOL is poised to launch a direct container shipping service between Jacksonville and Asia, the Florida harbour's first such link to east Asia, write Rajesh Joshi and Sam Chambers.
  • CalMac at the forefront of Scottish islands ferry revamp
    FERRY services to the Scottish islands could be facing a period of dramatic change following two developments this week.
  • MSC hits back over Festival collapse allegations
    EXECUTIVES at Mediterranean Shipping Co, the Geneva cargo and cruise shipping group of Italian origin, have hit back hard against accusations surrounding the bankruptcy of rival cruise company Festival Cruises.
  • SeaFrance joins P&O in seeking Calais compensation
    FRENCH cross-Channel ferry operator SeaFrance is to join P&O Ferries in seeking compensation from the port of Calais for business lost as a result of the disruption caused by last February's accident on one of the port's loading ramps, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris.
  • New IACS chairman to adhere to rules agenda
    THE effective implementation of the common structural rules for tankers and bulk carriers and the unlimited liabilities faced by class are issues that are high on the agenda for Robert Somerville, new chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies, writes Michael Grey.
  • Intertanko stands tall with Poseidon Challenge
    INTERTANKO managing director Peter Swift stands in front of the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, near Athens, to focus attention upon the launch of the "Poseidon Challenge".

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • CalMac back on Isles shortlist
    CALEDONIAN MacBrayne leads a shortlist of three companies bidding to run ferry services from the Scottish mainland to the Orkney and Shetland islands
  • Panama Canal 2006 closure schedule
    THE Panama Canal Authority has published its tentative schedule for lane outages in 2006
  • Typhoon hits Taiwan, China braces
    TYPHOON Haitang, the first of the season, hit Taiwan yesterday with winds of up to 184km/h killing two and injuring 60
  • Stolt-Nielsen sees improved results
    STOLT-Nielsen has forecast continued strong earnings from its parcel tanker sector, despite a recent softening of spot rates
  • Suez income soars to record high
    THE Suez Canal Authority says revenue from transit fees for 2004 reached $3.3Bn, up from $2.8Bn the previous year; an increase of 16%
  • Ghost ship contracts continue
    THE latest contract to break up two rusting hulls from the US James River fleet has been awarded to a local firm despite a ruling allowing more ghost ships to be sent to the UK.
  • Transpetro revives Rio trio
  • Emily nears Mexico's gulf coast
  • Stowaway captain walks free
  • Indonesian tragedy: 74 bodies found
  • Attempted robbery, Jamaica
  • Missing crew found dead
  • Financial scandal hits Omani Gas
  • Sethu Canal planned for 2008

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • Seattle expecting Vancouver diversions
    Grand Alliance, Hanjin Shipping set to divert containers bound for Canada port as strike by truckers cripples local deliveries.
  • FedEx Freight expands
  • China typhoon
  • Opinion: In Los Angeles, politics trumps port planning
  • West Coast peak yet to begin
  • Pilots pressure UPS
  • Higher revenue for truckers
  • FedEx, pilots hold 'facilitated' talks
  • Pacer gets Del Monte pact
  • Stolt net short of forecasts
  • Intermodal hub for Ohio

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • Asian carrier bids for Hamburg terminal stake
    COSCO has made a bid to acquire a minimum 25% stake in Hamburg's Tollerort Container Terminal (TCT), although the company would prefer a majority share.
  • PierPass 'encouraged' by shipper support
    Around 4,400 shippers have already signed up for the new offpeak PierPASS system being launched this Saturday at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
  • JN Port seeks extension of cabotage relaxation
  • Westport signs 15-year agreement with CMA CGM
  • JV company formally established for Dachan Phase I
  • COSCO feeder set to boost Koper volumes
  • HK textile manufacturers curb expectations of CEPA third phase
  • World Food Programme contract boxes up Vietnamese rice
  • China-Korea trade boosts Pyeongtaek Port 23%
  • Imports boost Dunkirk volume growth
  • Darwin joins on box x-ray frontline
  • Hanjin orders 20,100 containers

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • US barge line in $200m IPO
    Chapter 11 survivor American Commercial Lines and a major shareholder want $200m of public money.
  • Akbasoglu to build in China
    Turkish owner says it will cooperate with state shipowner to found new yard.
  • Up in Hyundai, stuck with Bergshav
    John Fredriksen has upped his stake in Hyundai Merchant Marine but may be stuck with a piece of Bergshav.
  • Secret deal for Aker
    Low profile German owner signs $78m contract for two containerships.
  • Settlements singe Stolt
    Stolt Nielsen reports a profitable quarter as rates head upwards but admits that antitrust claims have taken a bite.
  • Bourgas launches Smiltynes' second
    Bulgarian shipyard makes progress on another ferry for Lithuanian owner.
  • Fabricius buys BR Marine
    Danish owner snaps up compatriot's fleet of 20 technically managed tankers.
  • US snares suspected polluters
    Marmaras, Odfjell, Stolt and MSC among latest owners caught allegedly by-passing oily water separators.
  • Ezra issues new equity
    Marine services group hopes placement will bolster liquidity of stock.
  • Nikko Maru crewman arrested
    Chief mate detained on suspicion of professional negligence in collision with Kyokuyo Maru.
  • US yard sees more ghosts
    American shipbreaker wins latest James River contracts despite UK ruling.
  • Singapore box numbers up
    Lion Republic's port operators see double-digit growth in containers handled in first half of 2005.
  • MOL invests in Jaxport
    Japanese boxship line to spend $200m on new terminal at Jacksonville.
  • Bodies found inside ferry
    Navy divers account for 74 people who died in sinking of Indonesian ferry.
  • Jin An refloated
    Handymax bulker aground off Vishakhapatnam in India for nearly three weeks is finally pulled free.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • Report predicts 104% surge in 4,000-TEU+ ships
  • New Cagema service operating from Miami
  • NYK raises intra-Asia freight rates
  • FIATA jumps on air cargo liberalization bandwagon
  • Continental Airlines to start weekly New York/Costa Rica flights
  • Gulf Air to start Bahrain/Ireland flights
  • United Airlines names Ruch general manager for South Korea
  • UP spends $47.2 million on Iowa track improvements
  • CBP to soon issue C-TPAT criteria for carriers
  • U.S. delays decision affecting synthetic fabric imports from China
  • Canada increases border resources
  • S&P Ratings says freight transportation remains healthy
  • Savi Technology signs diverse regional pacts for RFID marketing
  • Transplace sells compliance services
  • MOL invests in new Jacksonville container terminal
  • Gravel barge refloated off the coast of Boston

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 19, 2005
  • US bunker markets continue bearish trend
    Good avails prompt suppliers to stay competitive in main US bunkering ports while watching crude prices and Asian markets.
  • Emily continues to cause disruption in the Gulf
    Mexican ports expecting a direct hit, but US Gulf unaffected as hurricane heads for landfall.
  • Pricing system under fire again after Singapore incident
    The pricing methodology of Platts, with benchmark oil and oil product assessments based on a short and frantic MOC trading window, has come in the firing line in Singapore after a reported dispute between Platts and the oil trading division of Noble Group.
  • Lukoil refinery upgrade will lower fuel oil production
    Lukoil announced today that the company plans to upgrade its refinery in Nizhniy Novgorod in a a move which will see the facility increase its output of light oil products, but reduce the amount of heavy products.
  • Traders: Singapore discounts to continue into August
    August arbitrage arrivals into East Asia are likely to keep the Singapore fuel oil market in deep discount into mid-August, according to traders in the republic.
  • MARPOL Annex VI: Two months on and problems remain
    Global fuel testing agency DNV Petroleum Services puts forward some interesting findings in an assessment of the progress of MARPOL Annex VI.
  • Study: Base oil pricing will become more competitive
    A consultancy study has predicted that global pricing patterns for lubricating base oils could change in the coming years - ultimately leading to a more competitive market.
  • MEPC: Study claims cutting ship emissions is 'cost-effective'
    A paper presented by Friends of the Earth International at the 53rd session of the IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee claims that cutting air pollution from ships is more cost-effective than further reductions from land-based sources.
  • Rotterdam suppliers fully committed
  • Typhoon Haitang eases, bunkering resumes
    Taiwanese ports have resumed bunkering activities after being hit by a powerful typhoon yesterday.
  • Chief mate detained for negligence after collision
    The chief mate of chemical tanker Nikkomaru, which collided with an oil tanker off Japan last week, has been detained on suspicion of negligence.
  • Protesters call for stricter marine pollution rules
    Protesters representing the Bluewater Network yesterday protested at the International Maritime Organization (IMO) headquarters to call for stricter air pollution rules.

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