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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 31, 2005
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  • AP Moeller may post record 2004 profit
    AP Moeller-Maersk A/S, the world's largest shipping company, may say 2004 profit was the highest in its 100-year history as China's exports kept container vessels full and oil sold for near-record prices.
  • Portek wins two crane orders worth $12m
    PORT equipment engineering company Portek International Ltd has sealed two new crane orders in India and Mexico.
  • APL forms company in Poland
    APL, the global container shipping arm of the NOL Group , has announced the formation of its own organisation in Poland.
  • Persian Gulf oil tanker rates may level out
  • Against privatisation

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 31, 2005
  • Tianjin, Dalian to pump CNY8.8 billion in port development in 2005
  • US west coast port tariffs to rise 5 per cent
  • New lights on NYK ships to combat terrorism
  • VPA boards elect new chairman
  • MOL upgrades India-Singapore, Malaysia service
  • ICTSI doubles earnings in 2004
  • Panalpina appoints new MDs in Asia-Pacific
  • Sinotrans unit to buy stake in Sichuan Airlines Group
  • DHL unveils new Nagoya-HK service
  • Exel extends lease on Thai distribution centre

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 31, 2005
  • Shipping industry all at sea over service tax
  • Varun Shipping buys Aframax tanker
  • Indian cos charged with dumping BG-PET resin in US
  • Appeal filed against US imposing anti-dumping duty on Indian shrimp
  • Chinese ports retain box throughput honours in 2004
  • Ore exporters at Paradip Port charter 16 bulk carriers to clear commitments by fiscal-end
  • Port development on lines of telecom sector mooted at India Infrastructure Summit
  • BIMSTEC nations' rly officers visit JNP
  • Postal dept launches cargo carrier service
  • Solution to DEPB, drawback issues surfacing
  • Textile, rubber items taken out of reserved list
  • Aim to double processed food exports to $ 10 bn'Kamal Nath
  • Fast-track clearance scheme for EOUs
  • Sonia makes stand clear on economic growth, reforms & subsidies
  • Excise Department adopts novel method to reach 2004-05 revenue collections target
  • S. R. Kulkarni felicitated on 79th birthday

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • OPEC sees no need for more oil, yet
    Although no new OPEC supply increase is imminent, the group's president sees the need for more oil later this yeear.
  • US crude build sends prices lower
    Crude oil futures fell sharply today on larger-than-expected crude stock gains, the seventh straight week of builds, even as gasoline inventories fell more than expected.
  • US crude oil stocks swell further
    In a repeat of last week's pattern, the latest US oil inventory data show solid builds of crude, while stocks of key products continued to fall.
  • Rotterdam barge offers easing in quiet trade
  • Singapore: BP knocks Shell off top spot
    MPA reveals Singapore's leading suppliers in 2004, with three independents making it into the top six.
  • Saudi posted prices ease
  • ARA market reported stable this morning
  • Grounded boxship refloated in Virgin Islands
    Salvors have refloated the boxship that ran aground last Saturday on St Croix, avoiding potential environmental damage.
  • Japan: Vessels stuck in port due to tight supplies
    Tight bunker supplies continue in Japan, leaving a couple of vessels stuck in port while waiting for fuels.
  • Lubmarine unveils $2m 'cutting-edge' test engine
    New MAN B&W Innovator-4C engine enables lubricants to be pushed further in testing, more than doubling previous testing productivity, says company.

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Primary Freight Services selects Freightgate
  • Germany keen to participate in Saudi railway expansion
  • FedEx reports EPS up 51% in Q3/2005
  • Spain's railway gearing up for competition
  • Fraport posts best results ever
  • ESPO announces action plan
  • Infraserv Logistics:Hubert Scherbaum retires

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Hong Kong clamps down on fast ferries
  • MOL joins UN's ethics club
  • MOL boosts India-Singapore service
  • easyCruise vessel ready to sail
  • Lubmarine's new test engine

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Senators slam revised Deepwater plan
  • Keel laid for National Security Cutter

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Washington counties net support for aircraft-assembly project
  • Port of Dubai onboard with Customs' CSI program
  • BNSF plans to change to mileage-based fuel surcharge
  • Emergency crews respond to plane crash in Puget Sound
  • Toyota taps Horizon Lines for 2004 excellence award

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 31, 2005
  • Korea visit kicks-off LNG spree
    QATAR'S minister for energy and industry is finishing up what might be described as the most expensive 'window shopping' trip the shipping industry has ever known with up to 90 newbuildings planned.
  • Qatar primes Korean yards for $15bn LNG order bonanza
    QATAR'S Minister for Energy and Industry is finishing what might be described as the most expensive window shopping trip the shipping industry has ever known.
  • TOP Tankers in negotiations to snap up 15 Nomikos bulkers
    EVANGELOS Pistiolis' Nasdaq-listed TOP Tankers is rumoured to be negotiating a 15-vessel deal, potentially priced at $450m-$460m, with AM Nomikos Transworld Maritime Agencies, writes Rajesh Joshi in New York.
  • Bitter row between partners could mean the sale of GE SeaCo
    ONE of the world's biggest container leasing companies, GE SeaCo, could be sold unless its two shareholders can resolve serious differences that have emerged in the past few days.
  • Selendang Ayu master admits lying to US safety authorities
    THE master of the Selendang Ayu has joined the ranks of merchant mariners facing criminal prosecution after admitting he lied to the US National Transportation Safety Board.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Sea Containers plans ferry transfer
    SEA Containers president James Sherwood has revealed that losses incurred by the company's fast ferry operations will only be remedied by transferring the vessels from the UK to the Mediterranean
  • Cruise rush prompts NYK ship switch
    NIPPON Yusen Kaisha (NYK) have announced plans to replace their existing Japan-based cruise ship, Asuka, with U.S.-based affiliate Crystal Cruises' Crystal Harmony (built 1990)for Japanese cruising from Spring 2006
  • Singapore, China sign protocol
    SINGAPORE and China have signed a protocol amending the existing Maritime Transport Agreement that will facilitate shipping companies to set up subsidiaries
  • Saga snaps up Deilmann's Berlin
    SAGA Shipping, part of the privately owned British leisure-to-financial services group Saga, has bought the 9,500gt cruise ship Berlin from German principals
  • Finnlines strike ruled illegal
    THE strike on the Finnlines vessels Runner and Rider has been ruled illegal by a court in L'beck, Germany, and the striking crew have now been sacked
  • Selendang Ayu master pleads guilty
    THE captain of the Malaysian bulk carrier Selendang Ayu is to plead guilty to giving false information to the US National Transportation Safety Board
  • No tonnage tax for Finland
  • HMM to begin ship management
  • Murueta mulls new tonnage
  • Brittany Ferries focuses on freight
  • Italians quiet on Alstom venture
  • Ezra expansion on course

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Pacific Northwest containers surge
    Seattle, Tacoma (left), post gains in box volumes on strong Asia trade, carriers' worries over congestion at gateway ports in So. California.
  • Sea Containers posts box gains
  • Export ABCs: Sarbanes-Oxley and export revenue
  • Crowley ship refloated in St. Croix
  • Union Pacific sets $1.3B upgrade
  • Report cites U.S. trade challenges
  • Tampa buying cranes
  • Kern to head Ceres sales
  • APL forms Poland unit
  • CN refinances credit

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • TACA's Panama Canal fee raises shippers' ire
    Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement (TACA) announced today that it will increase Panama Canal transit fees by US$50/container from May 1, making the total tariff nearly double that levied by the authorities.
  • US Customs tightens C-TPAT rules
    Strict new rules for importers enrolled in the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) programme were revealed late last week.
  • 'Prompt' dates receding, as dry market continues
  • CSCL and Evergreen announce Sino-Taiwanese co-operation on slot-swap
  • SEAS service to call at South Africa
  • PONL, NYK upgrade NZAX
  • Rates rise in ANZ-Pacific trades
  • Xiamen FTZ aimed at international transhipments
  • NCB investments boost capacity
  • Brazil-Poland double act helps double ICTSI net earnings
  • Sea Containers box-business struggles against other sector performance
  • Second Mawan berth expected to post profits in first year
  • HPH appoints new president for Korean operation

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Top swoops on Nomikos
    US-listed company reported to have paid $460m to swallow up Greek owner's twenty-strong bulker fleet.
  • Drydock hits Carnival
    Pacific Sky repair will cost 2 cents per share, but group will spread UK pension fund costs over ten-year period.
  • Sea Cloud refloated
    Containership floats free of coral reef after being stranded for three days off US Virgin Islands.
  • Excel buys again
    New York-listed company adds another three panamaxes after recent equity offering.
  • TOP offloads Yapi
    Evangelos Pistiolis' US listed tanker company confirms sale of last of its single-hulled tankers.
  • Back in the red
    Problems pile up for Sea Containers as company reports a loss for 2004.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Maersk, Safmarine route "Samba" round Africa
  • WITASS adjusts fuel surcharges
  • Europe/South America carriers alter bunker adjustment factor
  • Hamburg Sud adds bills of lading instruction module to Web site
  • APL opens Poland office
  • "K" Line renames Taiwan agency
  • Hanjin Shipping renews Descartes' pact for contract software
  • Northwest amends labor cost-savings target
  • El Al posts 2004 profit
  • BNSF to assess fuel surcharges based on mileage
  • CN extends $1 billion credit facility
  • FMC reviews 14 OTI applications, revokes 11 licenses
  • Bush administration wants more data on China apparel imports
  • Rockwell Automation, L-3 Communication settle U.S. export violations
  • U.S, Jordan hold trade conference in Amman on May 17-19
  • USDA approves trade help for Idaho potato producers
  • Port of Tampa to buy three gantry cranes
  • Port of Vancouver, Canada, names Adams chairman
  • Lin joins Tacoma as environmental compliance manager

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 30, 2005
  • Super profit for D/S "Norden"
    Dampskibsselskabet Norden has presented the best revenue ever in the company's 134 year history, USD 1,116.6 million for 2004. The ...
  • "Safe Caledonia" hire extension
    Accommodation rig "Safe Caledonia" is chartered by SNEPCO (Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Co.) for anoher 30 days from 6 ...

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