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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 26, 2005
Shipping News
  • Bunker companies switching to double-hulled tankers
    Companies servicing the $7 billion bunkering industry here have moved fast to switch to new double-hulled tankers, thus improving operational efficiency and keeping abreast of moves to further raise Singapore's bunker service quality.
  • Panama Canal tolls set to surge: study
    Tolls on the Panama Canal are set to double or even quadruple over the next 20 years if the canal is to realise its ambitious expansion plans, putting the cost of transiting far higher than the Suez canal, according to economic consultancy firm Global Insight.
  • NOL handled 13% more boxes in June
    FILE PHOTO Booming: Asian shipping lines like NOL are generating more business on rising imports from North America and Europe for low-cost products made in Asia Call to unknown STYL, STYL = STYL.INL, PC = EBA7 Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, which operates Asia's second-largest container line, handled 13 per cent more containers in the four weeks to July 1, helped by rising demand for goods made in Asia.
  • Aussie maritime sector 'a terror target'
  • Hyundai Heavy's June orders soar
  • Oil industry to contribute US$2b to clean-up fund
  • Persian Gulf tanker rates may stay near 4-month high

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • CN suspends some services as Vancouver truck strike worsens
  • Headwater RFID consortium adds two new members
  • World's largest containership sails into Singapore port
  • Top officials break ground for new ship-to-rail facility in New York
  • UPS earns net profit of US$986m in 2Q
  • CR Airways launches direct flight from HK to Haikou, Sanya
  • Air Asia scores sponsorship deal with Manchester United

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • COSCO commences direct, weekly RAS service ex-NSICT
  • Parliamentary panel invites suggestions on Admiralty Bill 2005 within 20 days
  • TOC Europe 2006 to be held in Hamburg
  • Shipping still best choice for efficient, cost-effective & eco-friendly transport of goods, avers IMO head
  • Shreyas Shipping posts whopping 334 pc jump in Q1 net profit
  • MSC to put mega boxships onto Silk Express service
  • Safmarine puts 2nd vessel on S. America route
  • Hamburg Süd puts six new ships into service
  • Wan Hai steering into major expansion mode
  • NYK starts new service to North America
  • CP Ships to double frequency of Asia-Australia service
  • MOL wins 'green' award
  • Black pepper prices rise as Lanka withdraws from market
  • Iron ore exports estimated to touch 60 m tonnes in 2005-06
  • Sethu project impact: Second round of talks with Lanka team on Aug. 1
  • India, Philippines sign pact on daily flights
  • Gateway Distriparks Ltd posts excellent Q1 results
  • Forex reserves dipped for third week in succession
  • Anti-dumping duty on Russian, Chinese steel withdrawn
  • China offers knowhow to produce superior quality silk
  • Tea Board weighed down by increased imports, output
  • Rampant use of anti-dumping measures hampers better market access-paper

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • New managers at Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency
  • Containership charter market rates down, but market remains stable
  • Coyne Airways increases flights to the Caspian
  • India: Krishnapatnam port to get rail link
  • UPS posts glowing Q2/2005 results

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Green light for Texas LNG plant
  • US small yard aid a step closer
  • Nuke detectors operational at LA and Long Beach
  • Singapore mulls new cruise terminal plans
  • APL sets up new company in Turkey

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Marine insurers worried by softer rates
  • Senate to consider ballast water measure

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Command of 13th District changes hands in Seattle
  • FMC gets briefing from cruise industry panel
  • Port of Everett celebrating National Marina Day
  • Greenbrier taps Charles Swindells as new independent board member
  • Portland International Airport schedules Lewis & Clark celebration

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Singapore port champions cruise growth
    SINGAPORE is looking to build a new cruise terminal by the end of the decade to cater for the latest mega ships. 'There is a need to cater to the long-term requirements of the cruise sector, especially for the handling of the new mega ships,'
  • Techno superliner hits the rocks before it has a chance to launch
    JAPAN'S six-year dream of running the world's fastest passenger ship is unlikely to become reality in the short term.
  • Philippines foils terrorist bomb plot ahead of presidential address
    ANOTHER possible attempt at maritime terror in the Philippines was foiled at the weekend as anti-government forces tried to disrupt troubled President Gloria Arroyo's state of the nation address yesterday.
  • Lloyd's chairman elected Aldgate alderman
    Heavy representation of insurance firms in the ward, away from its traditional shipping bias, may have been a decisive factor in swinging the election comfortably to Lord Levene.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • SmitWijs agreement confirmed
    DUTCH tug owner Smit and SvitzerWijsmuller of Denmark have agreed to continue their co-operation in SmitWijs, a 50:50 joint venture that specialises in ocean towage
  • US ballast bill update
    BALLAST water programmes in the US would receive $20M annually from the Coast Guard budget under an amendment made on 22 July ' if the bill receives final approval
  • Boxship market malaise continues
    THE boxship charter market appears to have stalled with brokers and owners resigned to the fact that the market peaked some time ago
  • Opposition to Bermuda cruise plan
    BERMUDA'S plan to expand ports and channels to accommodate Panamax cruise vessels is already under fire from the Bermuda National Trust
  • Puerto Rican truckers back at work
    PUERTO Rican truckers ended their three-day strike on 22 July after the public service commission promised a hearing into their grievances
  • DFDS, Sovcomflot link in Baltic
    DFDS will join with Sovcomflot to operate a joint rail/ferry service between Ust Luga and Baltyisk in Russia, and Mukran/Sassnitz in Germany
  • Gert weakens and heads inland
  • Ship sales push Essar ahead
  • India may abandon gas pipeline plan
  • Mangalore LNG project approved
  • Union concerns over PierPass
  • Kiperousa declared total loss

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • LA port opens weekend gates
    Start of PierPass program spurs increase in off-peak container volume by about 20-40 percent .
  • Teamsters to leave AFL-CIO
  • Matson hikes charges
  • Fesco moves PNW hub
  • Hamburg Süd diverts Vancouver cargo
  • Record FY05 for Ga. ports
  • NOL volumes rise 13%
  • Puerto Rico truckers end strike
  • Drivers sue FedEx Ground
  • UPS in British express buy
  • APL expands in Turkey

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Last minute registration causes PierPASS backlog
    A flood of last-minute registrations and applications for credit filed late last week forced PierPASS to announce, today, that it will waive collection of the traffic mitigation fee until Wednesday.
  • Slower HK Port growth prompts cut in charges
    Hong Kong Government has proposed a string of new measures to enhance the competitiveness of Hong Kong Port and maritime industry by lowering the costs for visiting the port.
  • Vancouver strike enters fifth week
  • Disgruntled Mumbai shippers move cargo to South Indian ports
  • China faces uncertainties in H2 foreign trade growth
  • Korean bulk carrier to launch liner service
  • First crane arrives at Busan New Port
  • Dutch order radiation detectors for all box terminals
  • Masan to hold port sales shows

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • OMI breaks 2Q record
    Bigger suezmax fleet helps 55% improvement over 2004, but third quarter bookings so far fall well behind last year's record levels.
  • Brazil and Taiwan on Paris blacklist
    Port-state control regime adds two surprises to its latest rogues' gallery.
  • Still busy, says NOL
    Box volumes and revenues continue to grow for Singapore-listed line.
  • Q-Ship excels
    Doha operator makes $70m in first half of year, exceeding profits for whole of 2004.
  • Too early to call
    Shipping gives mixed reaction to China's decision to end its currency's decade-long peg to the dollar.
  • Bullet train of the sea derailed
    Japan's $100m Techno Superliner plan sunk by row over subsidies.
  • SeaDrill buys Indo driller stake
    John Fredriksen continues offshore sector drive after taking stake in Indonesian drilling contractor.
  • Eidesvik ups Green stake
    Chairman pays NOK 5.60 per share for another chunk of reefer stock.
  • Profit soars at Essar
    Suezmax sales lead to threefold increase in Indian shipowner's bottom line result.
  • Livanos builds stake in Euronav
    Ceres chief now holds 14% of Belgian tanker owner as Tanklog hands over more ships.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Royal P&O Nedlloyd anticipates 17% rise in container revenues
  • Matson raises Guam rates, West Coast handling fees
  • China Shipping receives 5,688 TEU ship
  • Air China orders 20 Airbus A330-200 aircraft
  • Icelandair Cargo's volumes down 3.2% in June
  • Highway Bill extended once more
  • Arkansas Best's net income up 21%
  • CN suspends Vancouver cargo diversions
  • U.S. Chamber praises creation of IP post at Commerce
  • APL Logistics opens Turkey office
  • Jacobson joins Strasburger & Price
  • Container surcharge in L.A.-Long Beach begins today
  • New Pusan terminal receives first crane

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Destination Gotland reported to the police
    The Swedish National Public Transport Agency has reported Destination Gotland ' the operator of the domestic ferry service between the island ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 25, 2005
  • Seattle cruise ships the latest to use 'cold ironing'
    Princess Cruises ships will shut down engines while berthed, use mains power.
  • Bunker sample retention system launched to aid MARPOL compliance
    A business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical (Ashland) has launched a new bunker sample retention system designed to ease full compliance with MARPOL 73/78 Annex IV requirements for ships.
  • Latest buying interest belies weak Chinese fuel oil demand
    June fuel oil shipments into China down 19% on year following months of muted buying interest, but interest for August shipments is on the increase.
  • IMO chief: Shipping remains unrivalled mode of transport
    Shipping continues to reign unchallenged as the world's most efficient, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way to transport goods and materials in the global economy, says IMO chief.
  • 15 new double hulls for Singapore operator by early 2007
    Following the launch of Singapore's largest double-hulled bunker tanker last week, a leading Singapore barge operator will reportedly see 15 new double hulls enter service by early 2007.
  • Rotterdam quiet but heavily committed near term
  • Hong Kong market opens firm on regional gains, demand
    Hong Kong bunker prices opened firm today following an increase in the Singapore market and improved bunker demand.
  • K Line projects 'virtual joint venture' with PSA
    K Line is looking to clinch a long-term contract of up to 20 years with PSA to cover its terminals in Singapore and beyond.

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