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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2005
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  • Toll Holdings' takeover bid in 'disarray': Patrick CEO
    PATRICK Corp, Australia's biggest port cargo handler, yesterday said that Toll Holdings Ltd's hostile A$4.1 billion bid for the company is in 'disarray'.
  • Somalia appeals for int'l help to combat pirates
    SOMALIA has appealed for international help to combat pirates, who use speed boats, automatic weapons and satellite phones to target UN-chartered ships and other vessels.
  • Branson eyeing upscale cruise ship joint venture
    BRITISH billionaire Richard Branson, whose business empire spans airlines, trains and space tourism, is looking at setting up a cruise ship joint venture.
  • Canada pledges C$590m for port improvement
  • Manila detains Taiwan vessel after drug chase

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2005
  • Patrick depicts Toll's takeover offer as `an act of corporate desperation'
  • TNT offers 60-minute pick-up service in Asia Pacific
  • Ecu-line expands operations in Japan
  • Xinjiang highway cargo transport volume up
  • JAL to suspend Narita-Bali flights
  • Qantas considers moving engineering jobs overseas
  • COO to step down at Atlas
  • Air Canada Cargo airlifts tents to Pakistan earthquake survivors

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2005
  • GGL Line commences operations in India
  • Samudera launches China-India-Middle East Express (CIX) service
  • Safmarine starts dedicated weekly service from Mumbai Port
  • World dry bulk fleet set for record growth
  • AP Cabinet clears setting up of Maritime board
  • Varun Shipping seeks listing on Singapore Stock Exchange
  • GE Shipping sells dry bulk carrier
  • IGTPL opens green channel facility for export boxes at Walayar check-post
  • New rotary wagon tippler installed at Chennai Port
  • Railway Ministry seeks early completion of feasibility report on freight corridor project
  • Saturation of Mumbai Airport leading to delays & huge transaction costs for industry 'Mark Fernandes
  • India's GDP eroded by deteriorating terms of trade'Unctad report
  • Imposition of anti-dumping duty on NBR from EU, Mexico, Brazil proposed
  • Small exporters and the tax menace

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • ELAA welcomes EC stance on data sharing
  • LR gets US authorisation for mobile offshore drilling rigs
  • Volumes and revenues up at OOCL
  • Russia supports IMO security trust fund

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2005
  • NAMMA awards for Teekay, Maitland

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • Port of Portland expanding Portland Bulk Terminals facility
  • Intermodal surge fails to carry rail freight traffic to positive week
  • FMC receives industry input from waterfront employers group
  • Corps set to dredge mouth of Umpqua River
  • BNSF holds to timetable for agricultural, coal surcharges

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2005
  • Brussels heads for new clash over liability rules for owners
    A NEW clash between Brussels and shipowners looks inevitable after confirmation that legislation on owner liability will be proposed by the European Union next month.
  • EU flags and class get EMSA safety nod
    MALTA and Cyprus and classification societies have been given a pat on the back by the executive director of the European Maritime Safety Agency, Willem de Ruiter, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris.
  • Oil spill payout pact welcomed
    SHIPPING has welcomed an end to uncertainty on the future of compensation for the victims of oil spills, writes Hugh O'Mahony.
  • IACS olive branch proves to be insufficient for Greek owners
    GREEK-led demands for significantly greater corrosion margins to beef up proposed common structural rules for the next generation of tankers and bulkers have been partly accommodated by classification societies during two days of talks in Piraeus.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • Hurricane Wilma smashes into Yucatan
    HURRICANE Wilma is pummelling Cozumel and Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula today with sustained winds over 240km/hr and is now forecast to hit Florida's southwest coast on Sunday night and into Monday morning
  • Cheniere, Morgan Stanley gas deal
    CHENIERE Energy revealed yesterday a new pact with investment bank Morgan Stanley to foster shipments of LNG from around the world to the US
  • Pemex, Petrobras work closer
    PEMEX, Mexico's state-owned oil monopoly, is now sharing information with Brazil's Petrobras on deep water oil exploration and drilling
  • Indonesian ferry operators strike
    INDONESIAN ferry operators have gone on strike over a requirement to buy bunkers from Pertamina outlets, leaving thousands of passengers stranded
  • Eurotunnel axes 900 to cut costs
    EUROTUNNEL is to cut 900 jobs over the next nine months in a bid to compete with ferries and low-cost airlines and cope with its £6.4Bn ($11.35Bn) debt
  • Les Abeilles adds powerful tug
    LES Abeilles International has taken delivery of the powerful emergency towage vessel Abeille Libert', which will patrol the English Channel
  • Sea Containers suspends dividends
  • Anger over Alaska cruise decision
  • Maersk unveils Oceania loops
  • Laem Chabang in sand storm
  • Shippers blast Caribbean 'cartel'
  • Branson closer to Virgin cruises
  • Tallink in Silja talks speculation

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2005
  • No peak congestion for Europe ports
    Top container hubs avoid a repeat of last year's peak-season delays despite surging Asia imports.
  • Port of Miami shuts down ahead of hurricane
  • Panama Canal tonnage up despite lower traffic
  • Dry bulk spurs Portland expansion
  • New dispute for Vancouver truckers
  • Evergreen adds to Hatsu fleet
  • Hutchison to expand Panama port
  • Hub net income up 23%
  • U.S., Canada sign for CSI

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • Contship and partners beat Hutchison in Tangier tender
    Contship Italia and its consortium partners, including MSC, CMA CGM and Comonav, were awarded the 1.3m TEU annual capacity second phase concession at Tangiers today.
  • Australian Customs, Govt to persist with ICS despite crisis
    The Australian Customs Service will continue operation of its controversial Integrated Cargo System for imports after a mammoth effort overnight relieved some congestion at international container terminals.
  • Wilma moves through Gulf, possibly hitting northeastern Yucatan today
  • Ship held after infected birds found in container
  • Belgian ports will see 'partial strike' on October 28
  • OOCL prepared to meet looming industry challenges
  • Swift Swire meets ANL challenge
  • RSC Rotterdam and unions agreed
  • Bangladesh reluctant to join Asian highway agreement
  • KMTC to launch China/Korea/Japan service
  • Busan transhipment growth slows
  • EU's Eastern Baltic edge continues cutting the growth-restraints

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • Big win for owners
    A US judge has found chemical shipper PPG Industries 100% liable for one of the worst of the calcium hypochlorite fires.
  • Indicted duo long gone
    Two former Apex Maritime executives awaiting trial on fraud and money-laundering charges were terminated in 2001, lawyer says.
  • Somali pirates strike again
    Maltese-flag bulker hijacked with 22 Ukrainian crew and ransom of $700,00 demanded.
  • Allied rips into Cargill
    A Greek shipowner says Cargill has been using TradeWinds in a US federal court to make him seem to be avoiding his creditors.
  • Duo in for Petromin
    Former Hellenic Shipyards chief Sotiris Emmanouil one of two bidders for controlling stake in Romanian bulker owner.
  • Grimaldi buys 'world's oldest ships'
    Emanuele Grimaldi is warning Sea Malta seafarers that they are now dealing with a private owner.
  • Aussies do a swap
    Mermaid Marine sells manning business to IGL, which sells its offshore ships in exchange.
  • Navigator sanctions hit $13m
    LPG company founders facing huge fine as bondholders pledge to pursue money by 'all means available'.
  • Stealth wins more charters
    Harry Vafias-led StealthGas has announced or confirmed five charters as it takes delivery of two gas carriers.
  • Fuel row halts ferries
    Pertamina directive on buying fuel from single bunker supplier has Indonesian owners up in arms.
  • Sea Con suspends dividends
    Shareholder payouts put on ice while ferry operations overhauled.
  • Syria in market for four ships
    Middle East country looks to boost fleet with second-hand purchases.
  • Lorenzo stays listed
    Philippine feedership owner will continue as normal after National Marine Corp buyout.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • OOCL's 3rd-quarter revenue up 9.3%
  • UPS's 3rd quarter net income rises 7.1%
  • Southwest's profits soar, helped by fuel hedging program
  • U.S. to fund China aviation initiative
  • Dragonair's cargo flat in September
  • Hub Group posts record third quarter net income of $9.6 million
  • Florida prepares for Wilma, waives truck weight limits
  • Bonner, Jolicoeur discuss border issues
  • American Rice starts $110 million expansion in Port Freeport
  • Portland's potash terminal prepares for expansion
  • Portland's throughput up 38.8% in August
  • PSA's Singapore terminals throughput up 8.7%
  • Port of Felixstowe posts record rail volumes in September
  • Boston, Dalian become sister ports

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • Smyril Line to control Fjord Line next week
    After having secured the support of its shareholders this week the Faroe Isle passenger ferry operator Smyril Line is poised ...
  • Concordia keeps profit forecast
    Concordia Maritime expects a pre-tax profit of SEK 100 million for the full year. For the first nine months ...
  • Schat-Harding developing new lifeboat
    Schat-Harding ' the Norwegian lifeboat and davit producer ' is developing a new 32-person free-fall lifeboat to be produced ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 21, 2005
  • New Baltic port to include bunkering terminal
    New Baltic port aims to attract share of growing trade in the region, and will include a bunkering terminal.
  • Trader has unpaid bunker bill case rejected
    A Greece-based trader's attempt at securing payment for unpaid bunkers in a US courts has been unsuccessful.
  • Bids up at midday in quiet Rotterdam trade
  • Sinopec sells stake in Yuehai oil storage
    Guangdong's Sinopec has sold its 40% stake in Yuehai oil storage tanks to a Hong Kong-listed company.
  • Gibraltar enjoys a livelier bunker market
    Gibraltar's bunker market on track for a better year after 2004 slump, in a region believed to have further growth potential.
  • Ports can be vulnerable to maritime terrorists
    The Maritime Piracy 2005 conference in Singapore highlighted issues of ports under threat from potential maritime terrorism activities.
  • USGC prices weaken as owners take refuge from Wilma
    Bunker players forced to lower prices to stimulate demand as shipowners seek sanctuary from Hurricane Wilma

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