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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2005
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  • FedEx's Q2 profit rises 33%
    FEDEX Corp, the second-largest US package shipping company, said fiscal second-quarter profit climbed 33 per cent as deliveries rose around the world and the company raised surcharges to cover higher fuel prices.
  • Tanker rates to Asia fall on surplus tonnage
    THE cost of shipping crude oil from the Persian Gulf to Asia on two million-barrel tankers fell as a surplus of tonnage offset an increase in bookings before the year-end holidays.
  • Star Cruises in venture to build terminal
    STAR Cruises Ltd, Asia's largest cruise line operator, formed a venture with VXL Capital Ltd and Nan Fung Development Ltd to seek the right to build Hong Kong's second cruise-ship terminal, VXL said.
Admiralty Casebook
  • Info on Newcastle port anchorage vague: ATSB
    THE Australian Pilot publication does not sufficiently highlight the shortcomings of the port of Newcastle anchorage in adverse weather conditions, according to an investigation report released last week by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau.
Port Shots
  • Port Shots
    BP plc, Europe's biggest oil company, plans to stop using tankers with one layer of steel protecting their cargo tanks from next month to reduce the risk of spills.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2005
  • HK shipping firm to pay US$10.5m in pollution case
  • P&O deal won't change
  • Port of Auckland volumes up
  • Access to Port of Miami restricted
  • NY/NJ Port Authority wins award
  • Hong Kong to reduce berthing fees next year
  • ProLogis to develop facility for Adidas
  • Dragonair sets new cargo record in November
  • Boeing completes first freighter conversion for Cathay
  • DHL signs agreement to help United Nations

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2005
  • Wan Hai introduces higher capacity vessel in CMS service
  • Asian shipowners oppose Indonesian curbs on terminal handling charges
  • Freight rates in Asia projected to fall
  • High Court directs govt to decide on seamen's provident fund issue in 4 weeks
  • MoS forms panel to broaden scope of shipbuilding subsidy
  • EC decides to ban liner shipping conferences
  • Fieo urges state not to impose stamp duty on loan deals
  • Coir exporters approach TAMP for tariff hike exemption at Cochin Port
  • Delay in bringing in new scheme to replace DEPB worries SRTEPC
  • India-China trade shoots up by 521 pc in 5 years-Assocham study
  • ... sees good prospects for pharmaceutical exports
  • Chennai Port Trust floats tender for water desalination plant
  • Emirates SkyCargo's A310-300F services to Bangalore, Delhi
  • Global engg giants set to make India & China sourcing hubs
  • L&T bags Rs 1,300 cr. offshore project from ONGC

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Royal award for Dutch Exel director
  • APM Terminals to join Yangshan container terminal consortium
  • BA serving Frankfurt/Main again
  • Babcock & Brown taking over Crossrail
  • New Gebrüder Weiss logistics terminal in Romania
  • No foreigners on Russian inland waterways
  • RFID system for real-time container tracking
  • Regional Airports Conference in April 2006

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Boeing sells Bellevue land to Schnitzer Northwest
  • Maersk Sealand will partner with CP Ships on new service
  • Portland Airport set for holiday passenger numbers
  • On-board food service ending on WSF's Vashon/Southworth/Fauntleroy run
  • NYK starting own agency serving Italian operations

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2005
  • Why covering Santa's elf is deer to the hearts of insurers
    CALL it the Santa Clause - Lloyd's is ready to ensure that Santa has a happy Christmas.
  • Navios and CMB clinch $1.3bn in cash to fund expansion plans
    TWO leading dry bulk specialists, Navios Maritime and Compagnie Maritime Belge, have secured new loans totalling almost $1.3bn for expansion as well as refinancing purposes.
  • PD Ports slams Bathside decision
    BRITAIN'S piecemeal approach to port planning was criticised yesterday by UK port operator PD Ports, which expressed disappointment with the government for approving the Bathside Bay development before holding a policy review, writes Janet Porter.
  • Feeder fleet for Tangier terminal
    THE consortium which has won the concession to operate the second of two new container terminals at the Moroccan port of Tangier is to set up a feeder fleet of at least six container vessels as part of the project, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Aker exec key to Russian investigation
    MIKKO Niini, a senior executive in charge of Russian negotiations for the Aker and Kv'rner shipyard group, has emerged as a key figure for Russian investigators looking into the recent newbuilding contract, worth an estimated $423M, which Sovcomflot CEO Sergei Frank signed with Samsung Heavy Industries
  • Horizon re-aligns top team
    JONES Act container player Horizon Lines has announced a major restructuring of its management team and has hinted at expansion plans
  • NCL cleared in wave case
    THE National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has cleared Norwegian Cruise Line of any wrongdoing in the 16 April deluge of the Norwegian Dawn by a 'rogue wave'
  • Northlink subsidy twice sum budgeted
    SCOTLAND'S government has paid more than £71M ($123M) to subsidise the Northlink operation, more than twice the sum set when the tender was taken up in 2002
  • Hapag, CP merge Med/US Gulf services
    HAPAG-Lloyd will start to beneft from its integration with CP Ships in February when the two lines' West Mediterranean / US Gulf and East Coast services are merged
  • Alcohol testing kits now required
    ALCOHOL testing kits will have to be kept on most commercial vessels operating in US waters so those aboard can be tested for alcohol use in the event of a serious incident
  • Dover passes freight milestone
  • Australia to bring in e-visas
  • Greenpeace targets Japanese whaler
  • New Orleans hails Seaboard decision
  • US Congress kills Byrd Amendment

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Seaboard to resume NOLA services
    Weekly port calls will return on Jan. 9, more than four months after the disruption caused by Hurricane Katrina.
  • Oakland, Sacramento ports link up
  • U.K. approves new box terminal near Harwich
  • Grain exports drive Port of Portland
  • Port of Miami access channel reopens
  • DHL announces rate hikes
  • EU clears Oracle to acquire Siebel
  • China becomes net exporter of cars, trucks
  • ICAT Logistics appoints 2 executives

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Security ban lifted on China-related investment in Indian infrastructure
    China-related maritime and infrastructure majors will be allowed to invest in development of 'critical' infrastructure projects like terminals, following a direct intervention by the Indian Prime Minister.
  • Indonesian shippers hail overseas carriers' adoption of new THC
    An ultimatum by Jakarta International Container Terminal ' for carriers to start paying the new THC by December 7, or be refused berth-access ' has proven effective, say Indonesian exporters and importers.
  • Rotterdam continues to pay scanning bill for sea/sea transhipments
  • Montreal sets new container record
  • Treaties seal Scheldt pact
  • Russian Railways drive ambitions at home and abroad
  • CSCL receives early delivery of boxship from Dalian New Shipyard
  • Foundations of Itapoa terminal laid
  • FESCO opens Chinese agency

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Bryggen keeps building
    Bergen-based owner acquires four newbuilding chemical tankers from CMB/Wah Kwong for delivery 2006-2007.
  • Chri$tma$ at Genmar
    Or why Peter Georgiopoulos has 10 million more reasons not to mind a takeover by John Fredriksen.
  • Frangou buys Frangou
    Navios buys four panamaxes off CEO's family, and signs new cheaper $650m loan to pay for expansion.
  • Cave in
    Cavan Maritime, Wexford's 2005 IPO try in dry bulk sector, won't be around for another go in 2006.
  • Emma Maersk McKinney Moller dies
    Wife of Danish shipowner was 92.
  • GO going nowhere
    Global Oceanic Carriers has biggest fall on London stock exchange's AIM market.
  • The turn of the Century
    Fincantieri wins $55m contract to give Celebrity cruiseship a makeover.
  • Petronet wins court approval
    Long suffering shipowners tendering for LNG newbuilding wait for tomorrow's board decision on revised bids.
  • Stromme merger approval
    Directors give go ahead for reverse takeover deal that makes Norwegian ship supplier part of the Camillo Eitzen group.
  • Star bids to build HK terminal
    Shipowner to tender with local partners to construct port's second cruise facility.
  • CMB loads up with new loan
    Belgian dry cargo owner builds warchest, as Saverys brothers refinance more than $2.6bn over the year.
  • Euronav sells suezmax
    Resale of Hyundai newbuilding due for Feb 2007 delivery yields $10m profit in less than a year.
  • Hanjin looks overseas
    Korean shipbuilder gets heavy about plan to develop a new yard in the Philippines, Malaysia or Vietnam.
  • GO cancels ship purchase
    Poor freight rates prompt London-listed bulker owner to withdraw from acquisition.
  • Brambles offloads containers
    Australian industrial group is offloading its tank container assets to joint venture partner Groupe Ermewa.
  • Daiichi orders capesize
    Japanese bulker owner seals deal for 200,000-dwt newbuilding at Universal Shipbuilding Corp.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Chief engineer of "MSC Elena" pleads guilty in oil spill case
  • German shipowner pays more than AU$1 million fine for oil spill
  • Hapag-Lloyd, CP Ships to merge Med/U.S. East Coast loops
  • NSCSA to double tanker fleet
  • FedEx's profits up 33% in second quarter
  • FMC reviews 9 OTI license applications
  • Arpin International buys U.K.'s Advantage International
  • UAL Corp. posts $187 million net loss in November
  • Congress repeals Byrd Amendment
  • Deutsche Post makes Allan head of logistics division
  • DHL to buy Czech express parcel company PPL
  • FKI Logistex promotes Duplain
  • Gulf ports making a comeback
  • Seaboard to resume normal service to New Orleans
  • U.K. government approves Hutchison's Bathside Bay terminal
  • Israel's Haifa port box volumes up 10%

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • Color Line to use courts to stop Kystlink
    Any final decision by the Strömstad city council to allow Langesund-based Kystlink to use the ferry terminal will be ...
  • No merger between Novoship and Sovcomflot
    Russian Minister of Transport Igor Levitin says that at present there are no plans to merge the Russian shipping companies ...
  • Lillbacka's Power Line to be closed down
    The Finnish Lillbacka group has decided to close down its Power Line liner traffic between Turku and Lübeck. The Lillbacka ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 22, 2005
  • PDVSA posts record profit
    Venezuelan oil company shows $9.4 billion profit on $83 billion revenue.
  • USEC arbitrage window closes, bunker prices to fall
    Bunker prices set to slide on the USEC as fuel oil cargoes heading for the market.
  • EC offers clarification on sulphur confusion
    EC has provided more detailed guidelines on SECA application dates, sulphur content in marine distillates, abatement technologies and the position on cruise ships.
  • KIC/PDZ Holdings reverse takeover still going ahead
    Planned acquisition will still go ahead, expected to be completed by end-2006 - almost three years after first proposals.
  • DOE & API at a glance: This week's US inventory figures
  • Martek Marine secures emissions monitoring orders
    Martek Marine Ltd has secured six orders for its MariNOx onboard engine emissions monitoring systems.
  • Rotterdam suppliers committing for next year's supplies
  • Singapore: Residual fuels at 3-month high, distillates up
  • Oil prices stable for now, OPEC says
    Cartel expecting stable crude prices while accumulating stocks over the next three months.
  • South Korean refiner trims January crude runs
  • Two Chinese ports merge for power
    Two Chinese ports in Zhejiang province will merge in an attempt to become the third largest port in the world.

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