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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
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  • Indon marines conduct anti-terrorism drill
    INDONESIAN marines launched an anti-terrorism drill in the Strait of Malacca yesterday, storming a ship to free hundreds of passengers held hostage by men posing as Islamic militants.
  • PPL Shipyard unveils state-of-the-art rig
    SEMBCORP Marine subsidiary PPL Shipyard yesterday unveiled the first of a series of 13 state-of-the-art jack-up drilling rigs based on an in-house design for its joint venture company Kristiansand Drilling Pte Ltd.
  • PSA unit buys 21% stake in Indian shipping JV, says ONGC official
    AN arm of Singapore's PSA International has bought a 21 per cent stake in a shipping venture floated by India's Oil and Natural Gas Corp Ltd and the Shipping Corp of India Ltd .
  • Cruise ship stranded in Malacca Strait
  • 24 cruise ship passengers went missing in two years
  • Second officer responsible for fatal accident off Japan: Zim
  • Australia to destroy N Korean drug ship
  • Record US$1.1b order for VLCCs in Feb

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Hanjin adjusts various charges
  • XICT adds 3 new international services to schedule
  • Jardine Shipping Services to expand mainland business
  • Evergreen executive calls on industry to become more eco friendly
  • Port Klang Authority taken to task over `indecisiveness'
  • Pakistan moves towards joining CSI
  • Selangor forwarders urge Malaysian logistics players to consolidate
  • Hactl cargo volume rises 9pc through Feb
  • International airfreight services take off from Guizhou province
  • AA Ireland cargo revenue up 43pc in 2005
  • BA World Cargo unveils new leadership arrangement

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • SCI, ONGC & PSA Marine to form JV company
  • Petronet LNG plans to float overseas shipping subsidiary
  • MoS babudom does it again!
  • MOLIPS opens BPO centre in Hyderabad
  • Former Pak Commerce Secretary arrives to talk business at IMC
  • Sanghi Spinners starts using VCT to export cotton yarn
  • Textiles Inc. weaving new fabric of relations with US giants
  • SMEs concerned over 5 pc import duty on steel scrap
  • 10-year tax holiday may be allowed for new EoUs too
  • Cochin Port seen to have potential to become Asia's marine fuel hub
  • Capt. Christopher S. Verma to be GDL's new CEO
  • Tax exemption list being pruned

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Eurotunnel names new director of commercial freight
  • Sea-Invest presses-on for EMO stake
  • Etihad grows network in Europe, the Middle East and Asia
  • Mullen Group completes acquisition of C. Steen Trucking
  • EuroExpress: new partners in UK, Ireland and Benelux

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Baltic Exchange approves new ownership rul
  • American club warns owners on pollution offences
  • MAIB calls for more training of engineers
  • Imarex launches dry bulk options market
  • Norsk Hydro LOI for Farstad

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Brazil yards poised for $3 billion Venezuela deal
  • Republicans rebel on DP World
  • Bourbon orders four from China

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Delta adding Salt Lake flights from Bellingham Airport
  • Transportation Services Index releases first accelerated numbers
  • American Commercial Lines sets grain billing/demurrage terms
  • Seattle-Tacoma Airport will see flight menu expand
  • Manitowoc Marine nets order for pair of ocean-class tank barges

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Fears that draconian US security laws will cause container chaos
    LEGISLATION now before US Congress to tighten waterfront security following the political hysteria over DP World's acquisition of P&O could make inefficient US ports even slower and more congested, transport industry leaders are warning.
  • MCA takes aim at officers over accidents
    ALARMED by the incidence of accidents caused by excessive speed, lone watchkeepers falling asleep and other accidents to which poor watchkeeping has contributed, the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency has published an extensive Marine Guidance Note to owners, operators, managers, masters and officers of merchant ships.
  • Owners fear Finn end of the wedge in landmark Viking Line court case
    A DISPUTE over flagging out by a small Finnish ferry line is turning into a major test of European industrial law.
  • Lloyd's set to lift profits of London insurers
    LONDON listed insurers with a big stake in Lloyd's are likely overall to have made a comfortable profit last year, analysts have said ahead of the reporting season, which begins today.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Trasmed rapped for replacement
    SPANISH ferry operator Acciona Trasmediterranea is in deep water over the unauthorised use of the ferry Ciudad de Malaga on the Barcelona-Mahon (Balearic islands) service
  • EU support for new LNG terminals
    NEW LNG terminals should be identified as a priority for Europe, according to the European Commission's latest proposals for a common EU energy policy
  • Carlson ditches Radisson name
    CARLSON Companies has rebranded its luxury cruise venture, shedding the Radisson name and unveiling the 'new' Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Safety 'is more than regulation'
  • Transfennica assesses UPM cuts
  • Petroecuador output hit again
  • House moving to kill DP World deal
  • Europe 'must focus on research'
  • D/S Torm unveils three-year strategy
  • Jakarta stages mock terror raid
  • Box security flaw exposed
  • KG leader to diversify as rates slide
  • Indonesian owners leave association

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • House moves to block Dubai deal
    A House panel approves amendment to war funding bill to block DP World's takeover of P&O's U.S. port cargo facilities.
  • New report questions Homeland Security's port projects
  • Hearing for PA's suit to stop Dubai sale
  • MOL offers direct Montreal trans-Atlantic service
  • Record volume for NY-NJ port
  • DHL revamping U.S. deliveries
  • Pakistan to join CSI
  • New cranes bound for PNW ports

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Europe trade 'disintegration' prompts vessel redeployment
    Rates on the Asia/Europe trade have 'disintegrated' so badly that at least one line is expected to redeploy its post-panamax tonnage to the Pacific, an industry source said yesterday.
  • Update:Industrial action hits APMT Rotterdam after negotiation stalemate
    Industrial action was launched at AP Moller Terminals Rotterdam last night, after the latest talks with trade unions failed yesterday, and today's morning shift is currently continuing the stoppage.
  • Usual navigation aids lend scant help to mixed-up market
  • P&O shares delisted before deal closure, as US politicians push to limit deal
  • NY/NJ report 7% solution
  • MOL Maersk slot to open the door to Montreal
  • Ding dong, Directive's dead
  • Chiwan Port to abandon bulk and become 100% container port
  • Pacific National indecision over Tasmanian rail continues
  • More postpanamax orders to come
  • Divergent trends seen on NZ's two islands
  • PAN ready for coastal debut

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Out of GMR...
    ...but holding steady in Michael Hudner's B+H Ocean is UK-based investment fund Gandhara.
  • NATS nails follow-on
    Nordic American prices 3.75m shares at $28.50, netting $101m toward two suezmax acquisitions.
  • One in, one out
    Frontline spin-off kick-starts FPSO ambitions and lets one VLCC go.
  • Weighty issue for Coast Guard
    Greater girth of US passengers not properly addressed by port state agency, according to federal safety board probing 2004 fatal capsizing in Baltimore.
  • $15m man
    Boss Joe Pyne of Kirby Corp saw quite a payday for leading his Houston-based barge company in 2005.
  • Skagen likes Stolt
    Stavanger-based fund has built up 5% stake in Stolt-Nielsen SA, saying it considers chemical player's stock undervalued.
  • More Blueskys for Daewoo
    TMT hints at more ships to come as it confirms second LNG order in Korea.
  • Riga yard signs tug order
    Latvian shipbuilder to deliver two vessels to Riga port authority.
  • Pirates demand cash
    Owner tries to negotiate the release of Indian general cargo ship and its crew held off the Somali coast.
  • TMM goes it alone
    Mexican owner says buy-out of domestic shipping partners will boost cashflow and gave it more control over price volatility.
  • East meets West
    Emirates-based delegation set for showdown in Washington over attempts to scupper P&O deal.
  • Torm weathers storm
    Danish pool player posts healthy results on the back of volatile conditions in US.
  • Tallink sends fast ferry to Spain
    Estonian owner begins disposals ahead of new deliveries in 2007/08.
  • Flekkefjord wins cable contract
    Norwegian yard strikes deal with domestic utility company to build cable-layer.
  • Imarex firms up options
    Oslo derivatives exchange claims market first with new dry bulk product.
  • Lifeboat drill claims life
    Seafarer killed and another suffers a broken leg after safety drill on OOCL Britain in Seattle goes wrong.
  • Seyang goes into reverse
    Korean bulker owner plunges into the red in 2005 despite revenue rise.
  • Samsung inks block plant
    Korean builder launches second China hull block factory with $100m investment in Shandong province.
  • Stolt buys more Stolt
    Owner makes the most of stock slump to repurchase more shares.
  • Farstad to order again
    Norsk Hydro charter requires new platform supply ship from 2007.
  • NOL volumes fall
    Singapore liner operator sees first decline in the number of containers handled in 30 months.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • Pierce tells conference TSA will carry on without Maersk
  • RCL's 4th-quarter profits down 46%, record year anyway
  • Anglo-Eastern official calls on India to improve seafarer market share
  • OSG to charter two product-chemical carriers
  • Long Beach welcomes first Matson international call
  • Vessel salvors recovered 875,000 tons of pollutants in 2005
  • Coast Guard warns mariners of mandatory testing
  • Arctic Shipping conference will convene in Russia
  • Analysts say transpacific rates dropping
  • DHL launches route optimization program
  • Willett promoted to general manager at Plane Handling
  • BNSF's Rose says federal tax breaks key for rail development
  • FTA to resist London Emission Zone
  • SEKO to use Descartes technology
  • UTi acquires 3PL provider and announces stock split
  • Malaysia resumes trade in U.S. beef
  • U.S. Chamber declares anti-counterfeiting week
  • Florida FTAA names new president
  • Jones makes Audacious move
  • House preps bills to stop port sale, change foreign ownership criteria
  • Rep. Hunter proposes X-ray inspections for all cargo
  • N.Y.-N.J. port posts 7.6% container cargo increase for 2005
  • Long Beach management structure changes highlight environmental focus
  • Portland awaits new crane

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 8, 2006
  • DOE & API at a glance: This week's key US inventory figures
    US crude stocks swell while product inventories drop.
  • Applications developed to detect the 'wrong' bunkers
    UK-based firm says its suite of applications can prevent supply and use of bad bunkers and help to comply with MARPOL requirements.
  • Long Beach: New leases to include 'green' clauses
    Port authority promoting environmental responsibility in strategic plan, will include new terminal leases.
  • Evergreen preaches environmental responsibility
    Shipowner paying costs for 'green' policies, saying others should do the same.
  • Bearish sentiment continues to dictate Rotterdam market
  • Pakistan: New player enters fuel oil market
    Pakistani supplier hopes to double annual sales volumes with new bunker tanker.
  • India refuses grant of bunker sales tax exemption
    Bunkering terminal project managed by the Cochin Port Trust refused sales tax exemption by Kerala state government.
  • Singapore's Horizon Terminal to expand capacity
    Additional capacity will be added on top of the planned 840,000 m' by the end of 2007.

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