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The Business Timesweb site
JUNE 5, 2006
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  • Bids of at least US$2b to come for SSA Marine
    CARLYLE Group, Macquarie Bank and Babcock & Brown plan to make bids of at least US$2 billion for SSA Marine, the largest US-owned port terminal operator, said four people familiar with the matter.
  • World's largest shipping fair opens today
    (ATHENS) The Posidonia maritime exposition, the world's largest shipping fair, opens in Athens today with over 15,000 exhibitors from 78 countries scheduled to participate.
  • Freight rates remain strong despite more new ships
    PANAMAX rates for hauling grains and dry bulk cargoes remain robust even though more new ships are expected to join the active fleet this year, brokers said on Friday.
  • DP World eyeing Pakistan's Gwadar port deal

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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 5, 2006
  • Hutchison to build, operate Barcelona terminal
  • 'K' Line to upgrade CSG service
  • China port capacity to increase by 80pc by 2010
  • NYK, Yamato Holdings set up logistics JV in Tokyo
  • China Shipping to produce trailers for containers
  • PTP receives gong for box productivity
  • Cathay starts new cargo service to Chennai
  • Dyna-Trans named cargo GSA for Sichuan Airlines' new HK service
  • Former CEO James Strong returns to Qantas board

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 5, 2006
  • GE Shipping's de-merger move hits a snag
  • GE Shipping's promoters buy stake in telecom co.
  • Maersk Line gets more eco-friendly
  • 11 pc rise in coir exports in 2005-06
  • 2 foreign cos to bring 8 lakh tonnes of wheat
  • Unabated flood of vanaspati from Lanka rouses govt to action
  • Pak imposes dumping duty on Indian phthalic anhydride
  • Single-day limestone unloading record established at Tuticorin Port
  • Rlys planning to import wheels from E. Europe & China
  • CONCOR may extend services to Bhutan
  • FFFAI to host Chinese freight forwarders' team this week
  • Double-stack box trains to run on Delhi-Mundra Port route in a year
  • London Chamber's bid to build business bridge with booming Indian market
  • Withdrawal of CVD on imported tyres sought
  • Alloy makers seek removal of import duty on aluminium scrap
  • New CBEC chief
  • WTC expo on SEZs today

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Nova Traffic appoints successor
  • BA World Cargo: key Asia Pacific and Middle East appointments
  • Germany is Europe's leading ship builder
  • British Airways announces higher pre-tax profit
  • American Airlines: major cost-saving measures ahead
  • SBB Cargo: new wagon load network for domestic traffic
  • CAT Group: safeguard procedure does not apply

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Barrot soft pedals EU ports policy
  • Aker and Damen set to buy Okean
  • K Line, PIL boost joint service
  • LMIU launches new website

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Aker Yards to take stake in Ukraine yard

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Department of Commerce finds Canadian softwood lumber sold unfairly
  • US rail freight carloads sees best weekly total for year
  • Portland Women's Shipping Club looking for top boss nominations
  • New Coast Guard Vice Commandant highest ranking woman in armed forces
  • Steel imports into US are 12 percent lower for month

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 5, 2006
  • EU's Barrot refuses to rule out third stab at port law
    EMBATTLED European Union transport commissioner Jacques Barrot has said he cannot rule out further ports legislation only months after the European Parliament crushed the second attempt at a sector directive.
  • Adapt or bust warning from Lloyd's on climate change
    INSURERS must meet the challenge of climate change or they will go out of business, according to a stark warning from Lloyd's.
  • Alaska seeks extra $92m from Exxon
    THE US government and the state of Alaska have asked ExxonMobil to pay an extra $92m to cover lingering ecological damage in Prince William Sound from the 1989 incident involving the tanker Exxon Valdez.
  • Slow boat to China is way forward to beat oil hikes, says GL
    PUTTING more ships into a transpacific or Europe-Asia liner service is not the obvious way to save money.
  • IMO's Mitropoulos honoured by Greek shipowners
    International Maritime Organization secretary-general Efthimios Mitropoulos arrived in Piraeus at the weekend to receive the Union of Greek Shipowners' Environment Prize, awarded jointly with the Livanos family in honour of George P Livanos, founding father of Helmepa, writes Nigel Lowry in Athens.

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Fairplayweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Bidders emerge for SSA Marine
    EVEN as speculation continues that SSA Marine will take a lead role in any acquisition of DP World's holdings in the US, it appears the Seattle-based stevedoring firm may itself soon be swallowed up
  • Rumours of new ABP bid
    RUMOURS circulating the London market are suggesting an alternative bid may be forthcoming for Associated British Ports, the UK's largest port operator
  • Transmanche open for bidders
    TRANSMANCHE Ferries, the French operator, has officially put out to tender the management of its activities as from early next year
  • Exxon hit by $92M Valdez claim
    EXXONMobil must have thought its headaches from the 1989 Exxon Valdez oil spill were over ' until this week when $92M in added government claims arrived yesterday
  • OPEC unmoved by Chavez
    OPEC has opted to maintain the production status quo, despite appeals by Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez to cut output and bolster pricing
  • Shetland anger over Smyril move
    SMYRIL Line's decision not to include a call in the Shetland Islands next summer has brought legal action from the Shetland Development Trust
  • Geest North Sea, Seawheel to go
  • SNCM goes private
  • Rotting cargo prompts crew SOS
  • Aker buys into Damen's Okean yard
  • DP World frontrunner for Gwadar
  • Freak weather closes Corpus Christi

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • West Coast container volume up 8.3%
    Los Angeles-Long Beach is experiencing especially strong growth, with container volumes up 12% through April from a year ago.
  • SSA Marine to be sold: Report
  • Record U.S. air exports in 2005
  • China office in Port of Oakland plans
  • Dallas adds direct China flights
  • Northwest requests hearing to approve pilot contract
  • UPS gets Philips contract
  • Lavin to give trade talk
  • "K" Line upgrades CSG

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Another Brazilian civil servant sector set to strike
    Officers of Brazil's Department of the Merchant Marine Fund (DFMM) will start indefinite strike action from Monday, prompting further import chaos, since DFMM collects the AFRMM 25% import tax.
  • Beijing clarifies usage of port security charges
    China's Ministry of Communications has cleared up industry questions over how the recently-imposed Port Facility Security Charges will be spent, in an announcement posted on Wednesday.
  • EU port stakeholders start work, drawing out a new playing field
  • Chittagong to use carrot and stick in bid to tackle congestion
  • K Line and PIL to rearrange Middle East routes
  • IRISL launches Korea/Middle East service
  • European shipbuilders to form JV to build in Ukraine
  • Geest and Seawheel to make way for Samskip brand
  • Truckload regulation blamed for JN Port congestion
  • Seven groups chosen to operate Busan New Port hinterland
  • Personnel column moves to ci-online, as 'Sounding Off' starts in CI magazine

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • OMI bigs bulk up
    Stevenson and Bugbee get $7.5m worth of restricted stock as performance incentive, but will have to wait a while to cash in.
  • They got too close
    But it's collision, not collusion, that has Stolt-Nielsen and Odfjell under the scrutiny of US investigators this time.
  • Fincantieri sniffs around Philly
    Italian shipbuilder pops up as potential tenant for former US naval yard.
  • Finns defy boycott ban
    Seamen's union continues action against Tallink ferries in protest at "social dumping".
  • PacBasin poaches Torm No 2
    Klaus Nyborg jumps ship from Danish giant to smaller but ambitious Hong Kong operator.
  • Forth profit dented
    Mechanical problems on sole vessel hurt Scottish outfit Forth Tankers.
  • Not so fast Exxon
    Prosecutors slap another $92m fine on world's largest oil company for Valdez spill seventeen years on.
  • Ferry film angers owner
    Screenwriter refuses to scrap script about tragic sinking of Al Salam Boccaccio 98 off Egypt in February.
  • PZM signs with Police
    Polish bulker owner seals five-year transport deal with Warsaw-listed chemical plant.
  • K Line gets faster
    Japanese owner brings in bigger boxships on China Straits Gulf service to cut transit time to Middle East.
  • Oil drifts towards Goa
    Attempts to prevent slick from stricken bulker reaching Indian green spot met with rough conditions.
  • Dead Filipino hostage a "rumour"
    Unconfirmed reports that one of 19 Filipino crew members taken hostage by pirates in Somalia has died.
  • Holland Maas adds one
    Dutch container line beefs up Iberia service with 500-teu vessel from Germany.
  • Aker buys into Okean
    Norwegian yard giant builds capacity by partnering Dutch shipbuilder Damen in Ukraine.
  • Teco in on Davie deal
    Norwegian company teams with Navamar to buy bankrupt Canadian yard, with plans afoot to build oil platforms there.

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American Shipperweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Hapag-Lloyd joins U.S./South Pacific islands discussion agreement
  • ANL joins U.S./Australasia discussion agreement
  • Rickmers-Linie opens Japan subsidiary
  • MarAd sells two cargo ships for scrapping
  • Samskip to drop Geest, Seawheel brands
  • Zurich promotes Nawojchik
  • Varshney named head of MarAd's central region office
  • U.S, Chad sign open skies pact
  • DHL launches disaster response program for Americas
  • Cathay Pacific orders two more Boeing 777-300ERs
  • WFS appoints two for U.K. management team
  • Pacer shuffles Finkbiner, Shurstad to top spots
  • Schneider to start dedicated Ohio intermodal service
  • Researchers to study e-truck manifest's impact
  • Union Pacific makes changes at Los Angeles, El Paso service units
  • USCIB appoints Walker to international tax counsel
  • U.S. enters market access agreement with Vietnam
  • BIS drops proposed changes to "deemed export" rule
  • CBP helps develop import licensing scheme for Mexican cement
  • NYK, Yamato establish joint venture
  • U.S. accepts imports of Zambian baby carrots, corn
  • Faria to head new Honolulu Freight division
  • FMC reviews 4 OTI applications, revokes 2 licenses
  • Dade County official named Port of Miami acting director
  • Hutchison to develop Barcelona container terminal
  • New ship emission control technology to be tested in Long Beach

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 2, 2006
  • Houston leading US prices downward
    One supplier grabbing bulk of business as market floor shifting lower.
  • OPEC quotas unmoved, Ch'vez calls for $50 floor
    Oil flow to stay steady but supply worries remain, including Venezuela's production capacity.
  • New bunker tank rules could see newbuildings fast-tracked
    Reports indicate that new rules on fuel tank protection could spur containership operators to fast track their new build programmes to avoid extra costs.
  • Multi-agency efforts underway to stem bunker fuel leak
    Port trusts, coastguard and salvagers in team effort to stem leak and minimise effects of spill.
  • Lubmarine says industry must rise to SECA challenges
    In an article for Bunkerworld magazine, Lubmarine discusses lubrication issues associated with burning low sulphur fuels, and outlines its recommendations to customers.
  • Rotterdam bunker market stable at midday
  • Japan: Marine fuel production and sales up year-on-year
  • Krystallon confident scrubber will work for Baltic SECA
    Positive tests give Krystallon partners confidence its sea water scrubber will meet Baltic SECA requirement despite alkalinity issue.

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