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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 10, 2006
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  • Hutchison plans to boost investments in ports
    HUTCHISON Whampoa Ltd, the world's biggest port operator, aims to boost its investments in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and other regions as it expands to take advantage of rising demand for sea cargo.
  • PSA denies buying stake in India venture
    PSA International has denied media reports out of India saying its subsidiary PSA Marine had bought a stake in an Indian shipping venture.
  • Ferry carrying 784 catches fire in Philippines; all safe
    A ferry carrying close to 800 passengers and crew caught fire yesterday while sailing in the central Philippines, but no injuries were immediately reported, a spokesman for the ship's owner said.
  • US House panel votes overwhelmingly to block Dubai ports deal
Admiralty Casebook
  • Equipment on survey ship not goods: court
    THE admiralty jurisdiction of the Singapore High Court is confined to goods carried on a ship as cargo or as passengers' baggage and not to other goods on a ship, the High Court has concluded following established English precedents.
Port Shots
    INMARSAT Holdings Ltd, whose satellites provide communications for commercial cargo vessels, government patrol boats and round-the-world yachts, said its full-year profit more than tripled as demand for its services increased.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 10, 2006
  • US House of Representative committee votes against DP World deal
  • Matson offers China-US box service
  • Hanjin to launch Asia-Med service
  • Toll buys `controlling stake' in Semblog
  • Leading US transport players warn against blocking P&O Ports deal
  • US to resume importation of Indian mangoes
  • Cathay's latest profit down HK$1bn on 2004
  • FedEx enhances online shipping tools for customers
  • Leadership changes made at Lufthansa Cargo

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 10, 2006
  • IRI official sounds note of caution against disregarding safety, environmental rules
  • Chinese demand keeps freight rates firm
  • Bhutan's envoy stresses need to strengthen rail links for better trade
  • Malaysian co. ready to offer port knowhow
  • PLL negotiating with Australian co. for LNG
  • PTA with Chile to boost trade volumes
  • Trade with Uzbekistan set to boom
  • Russia's multi-billion dollar companies keen to invest in Indian steel, aluminium projects
  • India can overtake China in trade with US-WTC official
  • US agency sees scope for huge investment in India's port & transport projects
  • Plea to extend subsidy scheme to pepper exports
  • Halifax port authorities hold out hope of new relationship with Indian maritime & ex-im trade
  • CCS to decide on allowing HPH entry in bidding arena
  • Transport sector among top FDI drawers
  • More time for service tax payment under study

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Personnel changes at Lufthansa Cargo
  • New domestic ro-ro service from Augusta to Ravenna
  • Emirates introduces second daily flight to Düsseldorf
  • Gottwald crane for Emmerich
  • Via MAT is NOT Mat Transport Ltd

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Frontline sells VLCC, buys FPSO candidate
  • EC formally withdraws ports services proposal
  • IRI warns seafarers on increasing criminalisation
  • New MOL Montreal service
  • Liberia adds 500 ships since 2000
  • Bocimar buys 3 capesizes
  • Republicans try to block DP World

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • DP World to turn U.S. operations over to "U.S. entity"
  • Alion buys Incat Design assets
  • Samsung Heavy books $550 million drillship order
  • Hopes of saving DP World deal rest in Senate
  • Aker Kvaerner to supply arctic bow loading systems
  • Keppel FELS gets more jackup orders

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Portland airport businesses win honors in industry poll
  • Pakistan eyes membership in container security program
  • New exclusion devices fail to deter sea lion
  • Hurricanes hit totals for North America cruise traffic
  • Overseas Shipholding inks deal to charter two product/chemical vessels

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 10, 2006
  • Ladyman unveils plans to make e-navigation a global reality
    THE UK government announced yesterday a new strategy on automatic identification systems as a key building block towards the development of e-navigation.
  • PSA Marine denies talk of India energy shipping stake buy
    REVELATION and denial yesterday marked the issue of whether Singapore has bought into an Indian energy shipping venture.
  • Merrill Lynch in Sempra LNG deal
    Powerful investment bank Merrill Lynch is buying liquefied natural gas import capacity in the US Gulf from Sempra Energy.
  • V.Ships dives in to buy UMC
    V.SHIPS has added another marine services company to its growing portfolio with the acquisition of underwater engineering specialist UMC International for an undisclosed price.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Vessel sinks in East Med storm
    A Maltese-flagged ship has sunk and at least one crew member is missing in some of the worst weather seen in the eastern Mediterranean this year
  • Mittal eyes more shipping capacity
    MITTAL Steel's shipping division, Ispat Shipping, is looking to expand its capacity in line with the rapidly rising volume of commodity movements
  • Argentine beef ban dismays exporters
    ARGENTINA'S meat industry has expressed its dismay over yesterday's government decision to ban beef exports for 180 days
  • Crew extinguishes ferry fire
    A blaze that broke out on the Philippine ferry Superferry 12 today was extinguished by the ship's crew
  • Retailers warn of DPW fallout
  • Carnival buys R Eight/Minerva II
  • Dover unveils '200M master plan
  • Strong 2005 at Alcoma Central
  • Management shake-up at Pertamina
  • Shippers seek dialogue with lines
  • Landslide vote to kill DPW deal

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • DP World to transfer control of P&O hubs
    As the P&O deal faces certain defeat in Congress, the Dubai company said it will transfer control of operations at 21 ports to U.S. 'entity.'
  • U.S. trade deficit record
  • Judge won't end PNCT lease
  • Fast track for transport ID card
  • Bill would require box scans
  • Cleaner trucks key to growth at LA-Long Beach
  • Hanjin adds Asia-Med service
  • Decision near on operator of $1.2B German box port
  • Safmarine expands Safari
  • UK's Menzies group acquires U.S. air-cargo firm

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • UPDATED:Retailers see no short-term port congestion, but keep watch over capacity
    The National Retail Federation are confident port congestion won't erupt suddenly over the next half-year, but are remaining vigilant about capacity, and about political 'grandstanding' which could threaten supply chains.
  • Melbourne dredging at least two years away
    The supplementary environmental effects study on Melbourne's channel-deepening project will not be completed until end-2006, meaning dredging is effectively delayed another two years, according to Port of Melbourne Corporation today.
  • ANL to plug AAX gap
  • APMT Rotterdam workers keep up half-shift stoppages
  • UK to set sails of e-navigation strategy
  • Shippers and shipping intermediaries cross swords in India
  • HKY partners to swap more Asia-Med service space

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Dubai throws in towel
    Dubai-owned DP World will sell P&O's US terminal leases to US citizens. Private equity buyers are said to be on the move.
  • OMI shakes up fleet
    Robert Bugbee-led tanker owner OMI is announcing a series of sales and charters, some unreported.
  • Dubai compromise 'DOA'
    DP World is offering to put US port operations in domestic hands. But the bid to end the US political dispute may be stillborn unless it involves a sale.
  • Courage adds handymax
    Taiwanese-controlled operator picks up ex-Franser Shipping bulker to lift fleet to eleven ships.
  • Buy rating for KG house
    German media are headlining Harald Christ's long-announced plan to reduce ships as a share of HCI Capital's KG investments.
  • LNG sand problem denied
    ConocoPhillips is denying reports of sand contamination in an NYK ship calling at a new LNG field.
  • R8 gets switched
    Carnival is switching the Minerva II (ex-R8) to its Princess Cruise division next year to add to the Princess stable of ex-Renaissance steel.
  • Skuld sets up in Moscow
    Oslo based protection and indemnity club become the first to open an office in eastern Europe.
  • New CFO at Diana
    Simeon Palios has given Konstantinos Koutsomitopoulos a new position and hired a fresh CFO for his stocklisted bulker company.
  • Cruise laws challenged
    US subcommittee hears allegations that Irish girl died after buying alcohol on board a Costa vessel.
  • Wilson fleet nudges 100
    Bergen owner buys two more mini bulkers on charter since 1998.
  • CSDC eyes second-hand deal
    Chinese tanker owner lines up purchase of VLCC for $105m.
  • Stolt builds in China
    Products tanker player to construct own terminal in Tianjin for an initial cost of $75m.
  • MOL calls on Canada
    Japanese boxship giant makes direct debut in Montreal with weekly service.
  • Golden Ocean makes bulk profit
    Belgian dry bulk operator snaps up two capesize newbuildings from Golden Ocean.
  • Bocimar bonanza
    Belgian dry bulk operator continues to expand with the purchase of another capesize from Teh-Hu.
  • New funds for Blasco
    Remnant of once-great Ukrainian owner plots fleet expansion comeback.
  • It's life but not as we know it
    Shipbuilder DSME announces $800m investment in Nigeria as firm branches out into oil exploration.
  • Brazil closes on PDVSA deal
    Yard officials to meet with Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez to bid for huge 36-ship tanker newbuilding order.
  • Premuda ties up FPSO
    Italian owner buys out partner to take full ownership of ENI-chartered tanker.
  • Back in business
    GulfMark puts 2004's losses to one side as it posts huge increase in operating profits.
  • Smit fit
    Hurricane season keeps Smit busy in 2005 as company announces strong annual returns.
  • Stena digs deep at Samsung
    Swedish owner orders Korea's most expensive ship - a drilling vessel ' at Samsung.
  • Setback for DP World
    A US House of Representatives committee votes overwhelmingly to block takeover of ports.
  • Swire upbeat
    Hong Kong group's shipowning and ship management divisions piled on profit in 2005.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Hanjin to join Yang Ming, "K" Line's new Asia/Med loop
  • Iranian carrier orders 6,500-TEU ships from Hanjin Heavy Industries
  • Boeing predicts $770 billion investment from Asia-Pacific airlines
  • Cathay Pacific's profits down 25% in 2005
  • Lauer named interim Lufthansa Cargo chairman
  • UPS to retrofit computerized display system into planes
  • Menzies Aviation to acquire air cargo handler Aeroground
  • Etihad Crystal Cargo joins Cargo 2000
  • SAS Cargo appoints Busk CFO
  • UP spends $32 million on Missouri track improvements
  • Kuwaiti logistics firm escapes U.S. security concerns
  • Portman, Australian trade minister review trade agreement
  • U.S. to start free trade talks with Malaysia
  • Former CBP official joins L-3
  • Paul Arpin Van Lines changes name
  • Econocaribe launches Newark/Ecuador service
  • FMC reviews 21 OTI license applications
  • House tries to knock out port sale
  • Schumer, King pounce on DP World statements
  • Pakistan joins CSI
  • Copenhagen Malmo port names Maskell chairman

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • Tallink sells vessel
    AS Tallink Grupp has sold its fast ferry "Tallink Autoexpress" to Compania Transmediterranea for an undisclosed price. The vessel will ...
  • Oil spill in Bay of Finland
    A helicopter from the Estonian border guard service has localised an oil spill at Vaindlo, near the position where "Runner ...
  • Lillgaard sells old work horse
    Rederi AB Lillgaard in Mariehamn has sold the 1,596-DWT dry cargo vessel "Lillgaard" to Egypt. Renamed "Joy 5", the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 9, 2006
  • SMP: New lubricant designed to manage effects of oil stress
    Shell Marine Products has recently launched a new range of lubricant designed for medium speed diesel engines burning heavy fuel oil.
  • Bominflot UK to relocate in April
  • Premier Marine Fuels and Eximius form joint venture
    Cooperation expected to add value for both firms' existing clients.
  • Cold ironing 'cost effective' for California
    Air Resources Board inviting comments on draft report, analysing shore power costs and benefits.
  • Rotterdam market quiet after further bear mauling
  • Aegean boosts Caribbean service
    New barge for northern Jamaican ports.
  • Singapore: Residual fuels fall to eight-week low
  • Japan: February retroactive bunker price higher on month
    NYK will pay the highest price ever to Nippon Oil Corp for its February bunker fuel bill.
  • OPEC maintains output at 28 million bpd
    High oil prices led to the latest decision by OPEC, while the next meeting will be held on June 1.

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