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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2005
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  • Maersk, Hutchison invest in Yangshan port Phase II
    AP Moeller-Maersk and Hutchison Whampoa Ltd signed an agreement yesterday to buy into Phase II of the Yangshan deepwater port near Shanghai, becoming the first international investors to join the multi-billion dollar container project.
  • BW Shipping obtains ISO 14000 certification
    ONE of the world's biggest tanker operators has obtained the ISO 14000 certification for environmental safety for its entire fleet of 24 vessels.
  • Endeavour drops out of PD Ports bid
    ENDEAVOUR Ports has dropped out of the bidding for UK port operator PD Ports Plc after Australian rival Babcock & Brown Ltd made a higher offer.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2005
  • MSC, PSA to operate container terminal in Singapore
  • Vietnamese container port handles 1m TEU
  • TNT to use RFID on a global scale
  • Zhangzhou China Merchants Xiamen gains licence
  • Port of Vancouver, US orders crane
  • ITF workers watch out for sub-standard vessels at Malaysian ports
  • DPWN orders 13,600 vehicles from VW
  • Air China takes delivery of 747 freighter
  • Dragonair expects to fly new mainland route
  • Singapore to open new terminal
  • New chairman for Hactl

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2005
  • Indian shipyards steaming ahead to bright horizon
  • IRS goes global
  • Exporters to benefit in changed global scenario
  • Brand India logo to guarantee export products' quality on cards
  • Seafood exporters seek better logistics support to keep down losses
  • Ennore Port awaits Delhi nod to build special warehousing zone based on Italian model
  • DP World allays fears of Vallarpadam ICTT neglect
  • IGTPL's strategy paying off at RGCT
  • Pune airport to have cargo complex soon
  • Forex reserves up by $ 921 million to $ 1,43,098 million
  • Task force formed to evolve onion policy
  • Accord at WTO meet elates industry

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • M&M: holding gets new management structure
  • DFDS takes complete control of Lys-Line
  • Turkish Airlines receives first A330-200 and A320
  • EIB funds road rehabilitation in the Czech Republic
  • "Holistica": new JV between APL Logistics and Christian Salvesen

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • Carnival's record net profit
  • Tallink confirms ferry order
  • Horizon increases Hawaii and Guam rates
  • UK detains six in October

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • Smit buys into Brazilian harbor towage operator
  • Dubai Drydocks to build hulls for Aker semis
  • Conferees agree $9.6 billion for Navy shipbuilding
  • Daewoo cancels Frigstad contract

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • First phase of work completed in Columbia River channel
  • Honduras added to list of Customs' CSI members
  • Coast Guard Cutter BAYBERRY retiring from Puget Sound duty
  • Air China Cargo receives new Boeing 747-400F freighters
  • "K" Line teams with Zhenhua for new Tianjin logistics company

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2005
  • Yangshan box terminal propels Shanghai to top of the ports
    A CONSORTIUM headed by Denmark's APM Terminals and Hong Kong's Hutchison Port Holdings has won a 50-year concession to run a huge new container terminal that should catapult the port of Shanghai to the world's number one spot.
  • Christmas investors follow Star with gift of $188m 'blank cheque'
    STAR Maritime, a so-called 'blank cheque' shipping investment firm, has pulled off a $188.7m initial public offering in the US, with main promoters Prokopios 'Akis' Tsirigakis and Petros Pappas pledging to hunt down a suitable target to acquire within 18 months.
  • Aon is first broker to sign up to SIGTTO
    leading insurance broker and risk management consultant Aon, has become the first insurance broker to join the Society of International Gas Tanker & Terminal Operations, which has been instrumental in gas shipping's impressive safety record.
  • Speculation mounts over rival bids for P&O
    DUBAI Ports' takeover offer for P&O is being watched with close interest by APM Terminals, but the Danish ports group will not say whether it is considering a rival bid.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • Bunker battle rages on in Colombo
    LANKA Marine Services, which was effectively the monopoly bunker supplier in Colombo until recently, is suing Sri Lanka Ports Authority for Rs20M ($196,000) a month for alleged losses suffered because open bunkering has been allowed inside the harbour
  • Ageing icebreakers imperil polar research
    RESEARCH missions to the Arctic and Antarctic may soon be jeopardised by an under-funded US icebreaker programme, says a report commissioned by the US Congress
  • MTC branches into Mexico
    OAKLAND, California based Marine Terminals Corp has formed two international arms
  • Panama calls tender for seafarers' ID
    PANAMA Maritime Authority has opened the tender for the design and production of a new seafarers' proof of identity
  • Another 'blank cheque' written
    A new 'blank cheque' shipping vehicle, Star Maritime Acquisition Corp, is moving forward with its takeover scheme after pricing its 18M-unit IPO at $10/share
  • CP Ships name to go by late 2007
    TUI has confirmed it will abandon the CP Ships brand name probably by the end of 2007 on completion of its integration with Hapag-Lloyd Container Line
  • Suez plans Florida LNG terminal
  • Smit snaps up Brazil towage company
  • Pacificats back in discussion
  • MSC, PSA join to operate terminal
  • P&O offloads troubled Pacific Sky
  • Boxship market returns to stability

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • DP World prepares formal P&O offer
    The $5.9 billion offer could set off a bidding war with Temasek, Singapore's state-owned investment company.
  • Suez Canal plans toll hike
  • Five operators to build Phase 2 of Yangshan port
  • WTO talks yield interim deal on agricultural subsidies
  • PSA, MSC to jointly run Singapore terminal
  • New Indian port lines up financing
  • KCS seeks to halt Mexican merger
  • IJS Global acquires Philippine company
  • BAA to acquire stake in Budapest airport

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • JICT head: regulatory changes mean $35m income-drop, no new investment in 2006
    Indonesian government interventions in THC and VAT may cause a US$35m income drop for Jakarta International Container Terminal next year, while throughput may stay level, threatening investment plans.
  • Transsib Co-ordination Council seeking rates co-operation
    The Co-ordinating Council of Trans-Siberian Transport is holding talks with shipping lines and European railways, in an attempt to secure 'competitive' transit-rates on the Trans-Siberian Railway before the New Year.
  • Yangshan Phase II investors formally announced today
  • Nigerian ports to be cleaned up
  • Xiamen International Port share price stalls
  • Local pressure accelerates Pecem terminal plans
  • Hutchison yet to have security clearance for Chennai terminal bid
  • PSA and MSC to jointly operate and manage MSC Singapore terminal
  • Foreign trade growth sustains Tianjin Port volumes
  • China Shipping orders new 8,530TEU vessel

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • NSCSA to double fleet
    Saudi shipping company to raise $1.3bn to expand tanker and chemical carrier operation.
  • $10m MSC plea deal
    Another shipowner is taking it up the magic pipe in the US for deliberately polluting and then lying about it.
  • Tallink confirms $200m deal
    Aker Yards gets 1,700 man years of work as Estonian shipowner converts option for large cruise ferry to firm order.
  • Belgium, UK on EC carpet
    Quit dragging your feet on ropax safety or we'll see you in court, says the European Commission.
  • Peter Gram revs up
    Norwegian shipowner sets up new company to speed growth of car carrier business.
  • Exmar sues Petronet
    Nicolas Saverys' gas carrier company turns to the courts over "unethical and unfair" LNG bid outcome.
  • Restis in yard victory
    Greek owner seeks compensation after Chinese yard loses ruling on repudiation of newbuilding contract.
  • St Lawrence closure mooted
    War on ballast bugs fuelled by claims shutting seaway down much cheaper than dealing with invasive species.
  • MSC teams with PSA
    Swiss owner becomes only second liner firm to take a stake in one of Singapore's box terminals.
  • Endeavour quits PD Ports race
    Aussie consortium says Babcock & Brown offer is "in excess" of what it is prepared to pay.
  • DP World support slides again
    Dubai-backed ports group bidding for P&O sees major investor trim its stake for a second time.
  • Courage bosses keep buying
    Top four directors in Taiwanese bulker player have now acquired over 5.5m shares since November.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • Aprahamian named VP operations at Mid-Ship Marine
  • AirNet sale fails to materialize
  • Air China Cargo receives first 747-400 freighter
  • NIT League's Ficker calls for national freight mobility strategy
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen to sharpen logistics image with name change
  • U.S. corn shippers warn injury from Canadian import duties
  • Arbitrator named for chicken classification dispute
  • Endeavour Ports pulls out of race for PD Ports
  • HPH, APM Terminals, COSCO, China Shipping share in Yangshan development
  • P&O completes $323 million sale of cold logistics company
  • MTC Holdings establishes international, Mexico subsidiaries
  • 5,300-TEU ship makes first call at Pusan Newport
  • New container terminal dedicated in Shanghai

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • Tallink confirms option at Aker Finnyards
    Tallink confirms its option agreement about a sister vessel to the cruise ferry "Galaxy", which is being built at Aker ...
  • Mols-Linien raises the estimate after sale of ports
    Mols-linien has now announced the terms of the sale of its two ports to Sund & Belt Holding. The price ...
  • Seafarer unions join forces to face Silja sale
    The maritime unions SEKO Sjöfolk in Sweden and Sjömansunionen in Finland has decided to act together against a new owner ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2005
  • Sri Lanka supplier sues port authority
    A Sri Lanka-based bunker supplier has filed a law suit against the port authority for alleged losses as a result of open bunkering inside Colombo port.
  • US: Bunker prices softer to open busy week
    Suppliers seeing prices softening and expecting a rush of enquiries ahead of holiday weekend.
  • Vitol gains backing for $120 million Florida terminal
    Vitol proposal to build and operate new terminal serving bunkering requirements has won the backing of port officials.
  • IBIA gains consultative status at IMO
    Industry association achieves long-term goal of gaining consultative status at the International Maritime Organization as MEPC prepares to review MARPOL Annex VI.
  • Nigeria: New refinery to engage in "licensed bunkering"
    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and Chevron have agreed to build a new refinery to produce fuel oil destined for "licensed bunkering".
  • ExxonMobil: Product substitution phase-out underway
    ExxonMobil Marine Lubricants says it is in the process of resuming global supply of Mobilgard 570, after lubricants crisis prompted product substitution.
  • Fuel crisis: Worst over, bunkers still affected
    Government officials claim worst of South African fuel crisis is over, but gas oil supply for the bunker market is yet to return to normal.
  • Rotterdam 2005 supply dates mostly committed
  • China caps growth in both crude output and import
    China saw a rise in both the output and import of crude oil in the first 11 months this year compared to a year earlier.

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