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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
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  • APL Logistics taps into major Europe network
    APL Logistics, the international logistics arm of Singapore-based Neptune Orient Lines , has linked up with a Europe-wide distribution and storage network through a joint venture with Christian Salvesen.
  • Ningbo, Zhoushan ports merge
    CHINA's two deep-water ports, Ningbo Port and Zhoushan Port in the east Zhejiang Province, officially merged into one on Tuesday in a bid to forge the third biggest port in the world.
  • Hunt on for hijacked Singaporean ship, crew
    REGIONAL marine police and navies were hunting yesterday for a Singapore-owned ship and its crew, feared to have been hijacked by pirates in the South China Sea, a maritime official said.
  • National Grid planning to expand Grain LNG terminal
  • Cruise passengers delayed in Miami
  • Estonia's Sillamae port poised to stage a comeback
  • Service with a smile

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Port welcomes trial dredge audit
  • New ELAA Chairman
  • Vancouver's Delta Terminal faces expansion opposition
  • South Korean shipbuilders move to Subic Bay, Philippines
  • TNT 'Orange Bird' will hopefully stop in HK next year, company says
  • Direct China-Brazil air link to begin soon
  • TNT nominates new CFO

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Mercator Lines to raise funds for expansion
  • Indo-Pak Shipping Protocol to be signed in first week of Feb.
  • Garware Shipping bags platform supply vessel deal from British Gas
  • P&O's shareholders to decide on January 20
  • Bill passed allowing tax recovery on DEPB income from top exporters
  • Pepper imports increase despite March ban
  • Tax sops for developing port-related infrastructure
  • KoPT rationalises marine-related charges to promote inland water transport
  • IOC now prefers LNG terminal at Ennore Port, says Minister
  • POSCO's move to develop Jatadhari port may come to naught
  • Widespread port congestion prompting shipping lines to build own box terminals!
  • Major Ports, Rlys put up better show in April-Oct. 2005-06
  • Logistics facilitate more coal handling by Vizag Port-Panel
  • PMO intercedes to open up infrastructure sector to top Chinese investors
  • Railways makes things easier for freight customers
  • CONCOR to expand Dronagiri CFS
  • Exim Bank offers 4th LoC to Iranian banks
  • CII formula to resolve FBT imbroglio

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Kuijpers new Aviapartner non-executive board chairman
  • NYK establishes agency operations in Italy
  • BA discontinuing flights to secondary German destinations
  • Swiss railtrack allocation company founded
  • Cold Logistics sale completed
  • Australia introducing pest control rules for wood packaging
  • Security in international logistics

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • BW Gas sells its last tankers
  • UK-flag coastal tanker runs aground - again
  • Horizon's new VP
  • Hull box terminal get final okay

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Fredriksen's SeaDrill set to make offer for Mosvold Drilling
  • Record fine for Australian spill

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Association of Northwest ports announces plans for security fees
  • Port of Everett wins honor for supporting local economy
  • Port of Portland looking for PDX noise committee members
  • Sea-Tac Airport online with real-time flight information
  • Boeing Realty announces sale of Cascade Industrial Park land

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Green light for Bathside Bay terminal
    UK GOVERNMENT approval was granted on a provisional basis last night for an urgently needed deepsea container port at Harwich that should ensure global lines continue to serve the UK with direct calls.
  • Gargrave to lead innovative Shari'ah law Lloyd's syndicate
    LLOYD'S has approved the launch of its first syndicate to be managed in accordance with Islamic Shari'ah principles, writes James Brewer.
  • Norwegian giant targets Heung-A
    JOHN Fredriksen's vast shipping empire may be preparing for another acquisition, with a Korean line the target, writes Janet Porter.
  • Fredriksen's SeaDrill set to snap up Mosvold Drilling
    SeaDrill is to launch a takeover bid for Mosvold Drilling, which will value its Norwegian rival at about NKr1.6bn ($235.4m), writes Tony Gray.
  • Dutch duo win €150m Bahrain contract
    A JOINT venture between Royal Boskalis Westminster and Van Oord has been awarded a €150m ($177m) land reclamation contract in Bahrain.
  • Shell gas project will need $3bn fleet of mammoth LNG carriers
    SHELL has unveiled a major liquefied natural gas project in Qatar which could require a $3bn fleet of the largest vessels ever built in this sector.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Boat-plane in water / air by 2007
    HIGH-speed ferry operation between Baltimore and Marylanda's eastern shore may again become a reality with the planned development of a hybrid ferry that would be the first trans-Chesapeake bay ferry service since the 1960s
  • Ferry, boxship collision averted
    US COAST Guards in Seattle are investigating the near collision last night between a Washington State ferry and the 84,900dwt container ship Knud-Maersk in Puget Sound
  • StelCape out, Panamax in
    OVERSEAS Shipholding Group (OSG) has renamed its Chilean joint venture with SONAP from StelCape to Panamax International
  • Coastal tanker grounds off Scotland
    A small oil tanker has been refloated from rocks off the west coast of Scotland
  • Hull short-sea box terminal approved
    THE UK government has given its approval for the construction of a short-sea container terminal at Hull, but there is still no word on the three much larger projects
  • Grand acquisitor targets Mosvold
    SEADRILL, the offshore drilling company controlled by John Fredriksen, has raised its stake in Mosvold Drilling to 40% and intends to launch a takeover
  • ITF probe finds sub-standard seven
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Heavy trading in Xiamen shares
  • Indonesia sees end of THC wrangle
  • Fujian asks for cut in gas commitment
  • Owner handed A$1M pollution fine
  • Delhi court allows Petronet re-bidding
  • Miami port temporarily opened

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Congress repeals Byrd Amendment
    Two-year phase-out for measure which returns antidumping duties to U.S. companies that claim they were hurt by foreign competition.
  • Gulf ports' operations improving
  • FedEx profit up 33%
  • Miami channel closed again
  • CP Ships, Hapag-Lloyd tweak U.S.-Med services
  • S. Carolina gets QVC DC
  • MTC forms international units
  • DHL to acquire Czech company
  • First 747-400 conversion delivered

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • HPH Bathside project gets 'minded to approve' nod from UK government
    Hutchison Ports UK's Bathside Bay terminal-project has received 'minded to approve notice' from the UK government, freeing deepwater terminal-capacity, but the Felixstowe South project remains stranded in the approvals system.
  • Ningbo seeks combination with Zhoushan to compete with Shanghai
    Ningbo and Zhoushan ports in East China are to combine into one port to weather fierce competition from Shanghai, especially with the recent opening of the massive Yangshan terminal.
  • Charter-rates in suspense for Christmas and New Year
  • Good environmental score for Melbourne dredging trial
  • Updated: USCG allows shipping window during Miami salvage
  • Swiss intermodal specialist to enter box-transport market with new investor
  • Hapag-Lloyd begins 'rationalisation' in Med-USEC-Caribbean trade-lane
  • CP Valour still aground, as options considered
  • ABP terminal gets green light, and moves on to woo customers
  • Inchon achieves record high throughput
  • BSC orders new ship from China

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Horizon regroups
    New York-listed Horizon Lines is calling its Hawaii boss to headquarters and hinting at ship acquisitions.
  • Near miss for ferry
    US Coast Guard officials are investigating a near-collision of a ferry and a containership.
  • CP Ships slips off radar
    Germany's TUI owns 100% of CP Ships now and the company will no longer report to Canadian or US securities regulators.
  • US ship duty to skyrocket
    The US Senate looks set to more than double taxes on vessels calling from a foreign port.
  • Greek owner loses appeal
    Diamantis Diamantides is dealt a blow by London appeal court a day after Polemis family suffer a similar fate.
  • Gas, pure and simple
    BW Gas sells off last two oil tankers to Sohmens to become focused operator.
  • Tanker alert ends
    Clipper group coastal tanker is refloated after grounding near Kyle of Lochalsh.
  • New link for Tallink
    Jobs lifeline for Riga Sea Lane crew in prospect from Estonian ferry operator.
  • Brussels cracks the whip
    EU member states warned over not complying with raft of rules.
  • Fredriksen chases Mosvold
    SeaDrill mounts full takeover of family drilling venture after lifting stake above 40%.
  • Shell takes Elba Island space
    Energy major takes US LNG terminal capacity in the US to bring in Qatari product.
  • Guilty
    Record fine for German owner Reederei Suderelbe for polluting Australian coast in 2003.
  • Daewoo dumps Frigstad
    Newbuilding berths freed up at South Korean shipbuilder after order for two semi-subs falls through.
  • Tanker aground off Scotland
    No report of damage or pollution as empty British-flagged coastal vessel hits rocks off Isle of Skye.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Radiance kicks off with Florida/Mexico ro/ro service
  • Saade elected chairman of ELAA
  • Horizon Lines assigns role for Handy, makes management changes
  • Höegh Autoliners to start Brazil/South Africa/Middle East/Far East PCTC service
  • OSG, SONAP change name of Stelcape joint venture
  • Cargolux to reclaim shares from Swissair
  • Buttrey to serve as interim STB chairman
  • Truck manifest goes live on southern border
  • Wal-Mart to build new DC in California
  • Port of Miami vessel movements restricted
  • Box volumes at port of Constanta soar 450%

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • USD 10 million fine for pollution crime
    Mediterranean Shipping Company, MSC, has been fined USD 10 million for illegal discharge of 40 tons of sludge during a ...
  • EU takes Poland and Portugal to court
    The EU Commission has filed a case against Poland with the Court of Justice for failing to follow the legislation ...
  • Iver tankers to fly Swedish flag
    Göteborg-based Broström has taken delivery of the first of four tankers purchased in connection with the aquisition of the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2005
  • Colombian supplier switches offices
    New contact details for bunker supplier and lubricants company Terpel S.A.
  • Suppliers divided over fuel quality in Houston
    Compatibility issues from Italian fuel oil worrying some suppliers, while others unconcerned with its quality for bunker fuel.
  • Port of LA and P&O Nedlloyd deadlocked over 1.5%
    Negotiations ongoing between port authority and shipowner with port intending to 'renegotiate' lease terms at every opportunity.
  • Grounded tanker refloated, no pollution reported
    An oil products tanker that ran aground on rocks at the Kyle of Lochalsh (West Scotland) yesterday evening has been successfully refloated, with no pollution reported.
  • Canaries: Suppliers call for investment in bunkering sector
    Bunker suppliers in the Canary Islands are calling for port authorities to concentrate on investing in the bunkering sector, or risk losing out to Algeciras and Gibraltar.
  • Investment firm buys lube manufacturer in $1 billion deal
    EU regulators have given the all-clear for US private equity investment firm to buy marine lube manufacturer.
  • Rotterdam barge market quiet again, suppliers heavily committed
  • German shipowner incurs heavy pollution fine
    A German shipowner has been slapped with one of Australia's highest environmental fines for an oil spill off the state of Victoria.
  • South Korea: Tight supplies ahead of holidays, prices surge
    South Korea's bunker market unlikely to recover from tight supply situation before year-end.

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