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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 22, 2005
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  • Pirates release kidnapped Japanese tugboat crew
    PIRATES have released three sailors, two Japanese and one Filipino, kidnapped a week ago in the busy shipping lane between Malaysia and Indonesia, Japan's Foreign Ministry said yesterday.
  • Steam rises over Aussie coal export bottlenecks
    TWENTY-three ships sit off Australia's Port Waratah, the world's largest coal export port, while further to the north another 40 are queued up at Dalrymple Bay as rail wagons bring in coal from mines.
  • Salvors may block aid to vessels over EU stand
    A salvors' group has warned that it may hold back from intervening in EU waters if there is a potential pollution incident, following the European Parliament's recent decision in favour of criminalising marine accidents.
  • Titan Petrochem buys 2 tankers for US$104m
  • Persian Gulf oil tanker rates to rise

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 22, 2005
  • T S Lines unveils new Japan service
  • Auckland throughput decreases
  • PM to examine `bottlenecks' at Aussie ports
  • Long Beach hires ex-Boeing security chief
  • APM Terminals set to operate Nigerian terminal
  • More can be done to fight maritime terrorism, book says
  • Continental to start China service in mid-June
  • FedEx 3Q net profit surges 53 per cent
  • Dragonair takes delivery of Airbus

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 22, 2005
  • Coscon to make changes in S-E Asia/Europe services
  • Closer maritime ties between India, Belgium explored
  • Major boon for shipping companies
  • Feeder operators roll back congestion surcharge at CCT
  • P&O group to invest $ 1.92 bn in port business over 5 years
  • Fesco launches direct service between Korea & Russia
  • P&O Nedlloyd christens new ship
  • China Shipbuilding delivers 2nd 5,500-TEU vessel to CSAV
  • AADA to raise rates in April
  • Kalmar acquires Netherlands-based port equipment firm
  • US Navy contract for Maersk Line Ltd
  • GTI signs contract with Kalmar for supply of 29 E-One RTGs
  • Bengal Minister holds talks with Baalu on developing deep draught port
  • Export incentives, schemes sought to make deeper inroads into vast Chinese market
  • Chidambaram may abandon move to impose cash withdrawal tax
  • Fieo, CIS nations explore scope to boost trade & investment

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Europe: MEPs favour stricter sulphur limits
    The European Parliament's Environment Committee (EPEC) has voted overwhelmingly in favour of even stricter sulphur contents in shipping fuels.
  • Vopak reveals plans for Algeciras bunkering facilities
    Vopak is undertaking a feasibility study for setting up an independent terminal incorporating bunkering services in Algeciras Bay, which could come into direct competition with a current Algeciras port authority tender for the construction of a bunkering centre.
  • Rotterdam market seen steady at noon
  • Hong Kong supplier adds barge for increased market share
    Another Hong Kong supplier expands fleet with double-hulled barge.
  • Singapore: Oil-related company directors reap huge gains
    The high price tag on crude oil have allowed Singapore oil industry directors and executives to procure handsome gains from exercising their stock options.

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Tele Atlas pioneers navigation maps for Russia
  • Deepening of Scheldt to start in 2007
  • Target Logistics acquires Air Cargo International and Domestic
  • The end for Ökombi?
  • South Winds Cargo introduces daily Iquique freighter service
  • New NVOCC founded in Rouen
  • Changing of the guard at Natco Switzerland

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Pirates release hostages
  • Fisher buys Fender Care
  • Clarkson buys Ferrobulk

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Navy places $10.7 million RIB order
  • Carnival reports record first quarter

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Runaway oil barge grounds near Columbia Bar
  • Marcon sells tug for Western Towboat
  • Schools teaching German benefit from PDX recycling program
  • Port of Tacoma taps Emerson as real estate/development director
  • Odyssey center in Seattle adding new exhibits

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 22, 2005
  • Pirates release kidnapped seafarers
    FIVE seafarers kidnapped by pirates from two different vessels in the Malacca Strait last week have been released, with a ransom paid in at least one case, writes Marcus Hand in Singapore.
  • Congestion charges upset Asian shippers
    ASIAN shippers have lashed out at congestion surcharges for US west coast ports, demanding that they should be compensated for delays due to port congestion.
  • Talks over changes to oil spill compensation end in stalemate
    DISCUSSION on revisions to the Civil Liability and Fund Conventions covering oil spill compensation have ended in stalemate with states evenly split between those for and against changes, writes Sandra Speares.
  • Connexion by Boeing comes up with aggressive on-demand price package
    MARITIME communications newcomer Connexion by Boeing has announced an aggressive pricing package for the service it plans to launch in the last quarter of this year.
  • Rolls-Royce snaps up £137m support deal
    A SINGLE deal orchestrated by the UK's Ministry of Defence has netted Rolls-Royce Marine a £137m ($260m), 12-year service and support contract covering engines aboard 27 ships operated by four navies.
  • Verdict due on pension shortfall
    A COURT decision on allocating the large deficit of the UK Merchant Navy Officers' Pension Fund among employers is expected to be delivered today, writes Tony Gray.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Carnival bookings offset fuel
    FUEL costs "have spiked up significantly" in recent weeks, according to Carnival Corp, but the impact will be more than offset by very strong booking performance
  • New repair yard coming up in China
    DIVERSIFIED conglomerate China Merchants Group is building a large ship repair facility in Zhizhou Island off Shenzhen in southern China
  • E Europeans distort truck pattern
    EAST European truck drivers have changed the traditional trans-European haulage pattern over the past six to nine months, a ferry operator has claimed
  • Imabari takes struggling Watanabe
    JAPAN'S struggling Watanabe Shipbuilding has been saved from closure by take-over by Imabari, the acquisitive independent group
  • Hamburg to start truck pre-booking
    HAMBURG container terminal operator HHLA plans to introduce an appointment system for trucks to address the bottlenecks at the terminal gates
  • California port eyes navy facility
    HARBOUR officials at Port Hueneme, California, are meeting opposition to their efforts to convert under-used military docks to commercial terminals
  • EC slaps down Gozo kickback
  • Gibraltar plans new cruise terminal
  • Owners to sue weather bureau
  • Jobs lost as Euroferrys flags out
  • Maasvlakte 2 delays confirmed
  • Seatrans tanker held for polluting
  • Ferryways to expand from Ipswich
  • Chantiers cuts back
  • Crew released unharmed

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Grand Alliance to call Port of Amsterdam
    Ceres terminal, without tenant since it was built five years ago, about to land its first regular shipping service.
  • Bulk shipments power N.C. port gains
  • Rail intermodal up 10%
  • Tonnage mark at Panama Canal
  • W. Wilhelmsen to Mid-East
  • IPO buoys Diana Shipping
  • German logistics buy for D. Post
  • Customs' Browning joins S&TTAS
  • U.S. school aids Algeria security

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Bottlenecks and draught in Yangtze River limits growth
    Shanghai Port Container Company (SPCC) said the lack of container terminal handling capacity and deepwater ports in the Yangtze River region has remained a problem for the company's development.
  • China/Europe rail link hailed a success
  • Far sighted Rhenus offer shortsea option to customers
  • Low tariff feeder and transhipment dents MTL profits
  • Hanjin February freight index up
  • DPI in Cochin resolves outstanding labour issues
  • Inchon container throughput up 4%
  • Kalmar establishes Shekou training centre

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Full wind for Imarex
    Shares in Oslo based freight futures exchange are 23 times oversubscribed.
  • Carnival cruises to record opening
    US cruiseship giant posts highest ever first quarter earnings as fleet grows and ticket prices rise.
  • Brostrom sells Bro Tony
    Disposal takes Swedish tanker owner out of European small chemical carrier sector.
  • Titan buy two VLCCs
    Hong Kong petrochemical group splashes out $104m on World-Wide tankers.
  • Hellenic Seaways spots gap
    Greek ferry operator deploys highspeed ferry to Crete after Blue Star pulls ship.
  • Tanker seized in Georgia
    Coast Guard arrests Volgotanker ship after it lowered boat in restricted area off Adzharia.
  • Aker makes it four
    Thien & Heyenga confirms outstanding vessels to lift order package to $158m.
  • Navibulgar sets record
    Bulgarian national owner racked up biggest ever profit last year, ahead of sell-off.
  • Tug crew freed
    Japanese captain and two crewmen released by Malacca Strait pirates off Thailand
  • Net fall for Forth Ports
    UK terminals group's earnings dip in 2004, although second-half comeback was strong.
  • Double for Vietnamese yard
    Bao Tin in Ho Chi Minh City has won an order for two small cargoships.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Seaboard Marine's operating income rises 11-fold
  • Horizon Lines increases U.S./Puerto Rico rates
  • Jacob joins PMSA
  • INTTRA appoints Schoeman African sales director
  • Rickmers' collision ship anchors near Shanghai
  • Hamburg Sud moves San Francisco office
  • U.S. blames EU for reneging on aircraft subsidy talks
  • DOT approves China rights for Continental
  • Grupo TFM claim rejected
  • New and improved Tecate checkpoint ready to handle more traffic
  • Pacer Distribution Services appoints three executives
  • CBP seeks ACE assessment
  • Web site to provide ACE news
  • Sea Box provides prototype containers to U.S. military unit
  • Port Manatee to build warehouse

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 21, 2005
  • Fosen begins work on Stena RoPax vessels
    Fosen Mekaniske Verksteder (FMV) has began work on the superstructures for the two new ro-ro vessels to be delivered ...
  • Positive start for B&N ' considers sale of Transbulk
    Swedish shipowner B&N Nordsjöfrakt's divisions Transatlantic Services and European Services has started the new year according to plan, said ...

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