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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 27, 2005
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  • EC to continue dominance in global maritime sector: official
    THE European Commission's regional initiatives in the maritime sector will continue because of the intensity of economic activity in a relatively small area of European marine resources, warned the head of a new EC maritime policy task force.
  • Asia freight rates sink to near 2-year low
    ASIA shipping rates have dipped to their lowest in nearly two years amid a surplus of ships and as Chinese importers digest the impact of the yuan's revaluation on their buying power, brokers said yesterday.
  • HK plans to lower port charges to attract more cargo
    HONG Kong, which was overtaken by Singapore as the world's busiest container port in the first half, plans to lower some charges to attract more cargo shipments as competition from nearby Chinese ports increases.
  • Kuehne + Nagel's H1 net profit rises 34%
  • Typhoon pounds Japanese coast
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  • Globetrotting useful for IMO
    OVER a year, International Maritime Organization Secretary-General Efthimios Mitropoulos visits between 30 and 40 countries.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 27, 2005
  • HK's Tsang says transportation development vital to regional economy
  • Trade surges in Ningbo and Heilongjiang Province
  • Asian tsunami leads to fall in wood imports to Zhangjiagang
  • Kuehne + Nagel's interim net profit up 34pc
  • Pacific Rim postal officials announce launch of express courier service
  • Delta reports 2Q US$382m net loss
  • Cargolux to negotiate with Boeing to buy 10 new planes
  • Korean Air's June passenger traffic grows over 11pc

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Gefco Deutschland: K'hler new sales manager south
  • Wallem Group further expanding in Asia
  • Sale of Aviapartner to 3i and management
  • Rotterdam to install radiation detectors at all terminals
  • Ryder wins transportation contract with United States Postal Service
  • Pakistan to enforce overload control regime
  • Always Express selects software from Trans-Soft

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Panama Canal tolls "to more than double in 20 years"
  • Another bumper quarter for OMI
  • Hamburg Sud switches cargo away from Vancouver
  • Cory buys Scottish agency business

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Navy moves towards paperless navigation
  • Tidewater in $188 million AHT sale deal
  • Japan pulls plug on Techno Superliner

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 27, 2005
  • Ultragas fights $21m penalty over fatal chemtanker blast
    ULTRAGAS, a subsidiary of Ultramar of Chile, is to appeal against a $21.3m penalty levelled by two Brazilian environmental authorities following the fatal explosion on board the chemtanker Vicuña last year.
  • Cyprus signs up to US ship boarding security initiative
    CYPRUS has become the fifth register to sign a "reciprocal" agreement with Washington that would allow US authorities to board or detain in international waters a Cypriot ship suspected of carrying weapons of mass destruction.
  • Storm steals BP's profits thunder
    SOARING oil prices boosted BP's second-quarter profits to $5bn, but problems with the Thunder Horse platform will stunt its production growth strategy.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Summer tanker lull returns
    LOWER tanker rates are in store for the third quarter, with the traditional summer lull returning after its anomalous absence in 2004, according to OMI executives
  • Chinese court suspends spill claim
    A COMPENSATION case involving the Hyundai Advance and MSC Ilona, which collided in 2004, has been suspended until lawsuits between the two are settled
  • Florida bill to ban sewage dumping
    FLORIDA is moving to introduce legislation to bar casino ships from dumping sewage in US offshore waters, an initiative that is being applauded by the local media
  • Alaskan concern over collision risk
    ALASKAN environmentalists have expressed concern after two tankers simultaneously transited the Valdez Narrows ' in violation of USCG rules
  • Philippine collision: both guilty
    THE general cargo vessel Sulpicio Express Dos and the tanker Arowana III, which collided in the Philippines last week, were both found to have been at fault
  • Barrow awaits cruise approval
    THE UK northwest coast of Barrow is the preferred location for a new cruise terminal, subject to approval being granted for the £7-10M project in late September
  • Thomas doubts armed guards
  • African Pride: tension mounts
  • Brazil sends first ethanol shipment
  • Seafarer card adds voicemail option
  • OMI: strong rates weakening
  • Hamburg Süd halts Vancouver calls
  • Camillo Eitzen growth continues
  • Singapore to review cruise capacity
  • Typhoon approaches Tokyo Bay

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Vancouver jam forcing diversions
    Port says $500 million in goods stalled on docks; ocean lines shift schedules as strike by container truckers enters fourth week.
  • Philly port dangles box incentive
  • Problems for LA night gates
  • ILA wins Evergreen round
  • Red tape at Canada border: Report
  • NWA Cargo revenue soars
  • Gains for rail traffic
  • UPS serving Qingdao weekly
  • NOL opens RFID test center

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • PierPASS maintains after dinner cargo flows
    The first full night shift under PierPASS showed a steady stream of truck traffic, PierPASS president and CEO Bruce Wargo said today.
  • Ship diversions begin at strike-hit Vancouver region
    A joint service operated by Hamburg Sud and Chile's CCNI reportedly diverted the first ship from Canada's West Coast to the US as a result of the prolonged truckers strike.
  • Indonesia THC to be cut
  • Central bank denies further Renminbi appreciation
  • ITF ramps up L&B campaign
  • Demand stays firm as NOL records strong Period 6 returns
  • Melbourne issues trial dredging schedule
  • Commercial uncertainties have little impact on HK trade
  • MSC takes delivery of world's largest containership
  • Montreal posts H1 volume increase
  • European owner orders containerships from Daesun

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Euronav in record first-half result
    Weaker second quarter fails to dent Belgian tanker operator.
  • Pistiolis TOPs 5%
    TOP Tankers CEO breaks holdings threshhold after company grants him 190,000 shares of restricted stock.
  • Shipowners in 'risk zone'
    A Moscow court could nullify some post-Soviet privatisations of shipowners, among others.
  • Multraship buys out Bulgarians
    Dutch towage company and salvor Multraship has purchased Bourgas Tug Services.
  • More piracy off Somalia
    The second Italian merchant ship within one week has been attacked by pirates.
  • Valdez tankers 'too close'
    The US Coast Guard is taking the blame for letting Conoco Phillips tailgate ExxonMobile.
  • Pirates drop cash demand
    Somalian thugs who have hijacked a food-aid cargo would settle for the rice if they could only get the ship ashore.
  • Deep Sea Supply pays $188m
    Dean Taylor-led Tidewater will manage six AHTs for Norway's Deep Sea Supply.
  • Ultragas appeals $21.3m fine
    Chilean shipowner Ultragas is appealing a $21.3m fine over a deadly explosion in Brazil.
  • Matson raises Guam rates
    Revenue to help offset US to Hawaii container line's increased operating costs of new China service.
  • US nabs Orion and Cosmoship
    Two bulk carriers and general cargo ship were held last month for security violations.
  • Petrobras in FPSO deal
    Brazilian oil giant signs for two deep-water units in $1.2bn contract.
  • Kiperousa could be CTL
    Time looks to have run out for stranded bulker with reports of all four cargo holds all flooded.
  • Cory expands agency business
    Braemar Seascope subsidiary acquires Scottish-based Morrison Shipping & Morrison Tours.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • APL's container volumes rise 13% in June
  • OMI's profits soar
  • Vancouver strike forces Hamburg Sud to switch to Portland
  • NSCSA's profits jump 22%
  • MarAd approves 2 vessel flag transfers
  • Sea Star Line promotes Schloth
  • UPS acquires Lynx Express in U.K.
  • America West Airlines, US Airways merger passes another test
  • PWC Logistics, Dnata establish inter-airport logistics company
  • FreightPath introduces new air cargo software
  • Teamsters quit AFL-CIO
  • Hub Group posts 2nd-quarter net income of $7.9 million
  • Inland Marine Underwriters release cargo-specific guides
  • Kuehne + Nagel's half-year net earnings up 34.4 percent
  • EX-IM Bank approves $180 million in insurance for Iraq-bound grain
  • Late registrations force PierPass to delay daytime container fee
  • Georgia ports break cargo tonnage record
  • Port of Long Beach budget cut by $40 million
  • U.S., Cyprus reach ship-boarding agreement
  • Proposed northern Moroccan port receives $374,000 U.S. security grant

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • 2004 record breaking year for Wallenius
    The Swedish car carrier specialist Walleniusrederierna reports a SEK 1.1 billion (EUR 117 million) pre-tax profit for 2004, more ...
  • DFDS and Sovcomflot in ferry co-operation
    DFDS and Sovcomflot has entered an agreement covering a railway ferry service between Ust Luga, Baltiysk (Kaliningrad) and Sassnitz/Mukran ...
  • Smoking policy on its way to Svitzer tugs
    SvitzerWijsmuller may become the first Danish shipping company with a smoking policy for its employees. The company's 12 Danish flagged ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 26, 2005
  • Prices, demand rise in Houston ahead of DOE data
    Prices firm in Houston as suppliers widen price margins above cost and take advantage of above-average demand.
  • World Fuel Services CEO to address San Francisco forum
    World Fuel Services Corporation (WFS) chief the latest high-profile speaker to confirm their attendance at the Bunkerworld Marine Fuel Sustainability Forum in San Francisco, October 5-7.
  • Valero Q2 results: Highest quarterly net income ever
    Valero Energy Corporation (Valero) released its second quarter (Q2) results today, reflecting the highest quarterly net income in the company's history.
  • Ultragas to contest $21 million Vicu'a fine
    Brazilian environmental authorities have imposed a $21.3 million fine on Sociedad Naviera Ultragas, but reports say the fine, arising from an explosion and resulting bunker spill will be contested.
  • Russia: Oil export duties on the rise again
    The Russian government has raised export duty on crude oil and oil products effective August 1.
  • ARA market quiet but holding firm at noon
  • Widespread problems still evident with MARPOL VI requirements
    Bunker trader warns that suppliers still unable to produce a MARPOL Annex VI compliant Bunker Delivery Note, while many owners also remain baffled by legislation.
  • Approaching typhoon halts Tokyo's bunker activities
    Bunkering activities at Tokyo Bay have been temporarily discontinued due to an approaching typhoon expected to hit Japan's main island in Tokai region.
  • St. Croix officials push for project to entice more bunker stops
    Officials in St. Croix, the US Virgin Islands, are hopeful that a dredging project that could entice the return of voyager-class cruise vessels to lift bunkers at the island will go ahead before the start of the tourist season.
  • Strong freight revenues cover bunker cost, broker says
    Poten & Partners have said in a report that strong freight revenues in recent times have helped to cushion the impact of rising bunker costs.
  • Expected fall in US crude stocks sends oil prices up
    World crude oil prices rose slightly yesterday as traders anticipated a drop in US crude inventories caused by recent hurricanes assailing Gulf of Mexico production.

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