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The Business Timesweb site
MAY 18, 2006
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  • DP World plans share sales to international investors
    DP World, the Dubai-owned company that bought Peninsular & Oriental Steam Navigation Co in February, plans a series of share sales to international investors as it seeks to become the world's biggest container ports operator.
  • Foreign firms could take 50% of third phase: Dalian port
    CHINA's Dalian Port expects foreign firms to take up to half of the third phase of its container port, but a domestic share sale for the recently Hong Kong-listed port operator is not likely in the near term.
  • 100% scanning of US-bound boxes inevitable: LA port security chief
    A requirement for 100 per cent scanning of cargo containers destined for US ports is inevitable, said the head of security for the Port of Los Angeles shortly after US lawmakers narrowly defeated a Bill aimed at such a measure.
  • Asbestos-laden French ship returns to home port

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 18, 2006
  • Chittagong port blockade called off
  • Jurong suffers second straight month of declining box throughput
  • Zhanjiang to boost handling capacity by 50 million tons
  • Wenzhou to build 12 logistics parks
  • Largest freight forwarder conference in Asia to be held in June in Guangzhou
  • NYK to open liner agency in Russia
  • European shippers eagerly await lifting of liner block exemption
  • Tianjin, Harbin launch 'air-to-air' customs arrangement
  • NYK reveals plan for Nippon Cargo Airlines
  • Continental begins NY-Barcelona service

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 18, 2006
  • Aquarius Navigation Line commences Red Sea service
  • CIWTC disinvestment possibility under study, says Minister
  • Norway's richest shipowner now a Cypriot
  • London institute to commence Diploma in Marine Engg Surveying from Oct.
  • Third privately-operated container terminal on West coast coming up at Karwar port
  • CBU at Mormugao Port's MOHP sets new records in 2005-06
  • Private airlines upgrading cargo services
  • Railways gives Posco green signal to transport raw materials to steel plant
  • Rlys set to sign pathbreaking transport contract with AVB Group
  • Devanahalli airport to be developed into regional cargo hub
  • Private parties spot glitches to smooth containerised cargo run on tracks
  • Rly Ministry to elicit experts' views on dedicated freight corridor in June
  • Base import prices of soya, palm oils hiked
  • Bill passed to abolish cess on agri, marine products
  • Meet on 'Business Strategy & the Post' at IMC tomorrow

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Kettivit Sittisoontornwong named vice-chairman of Famous Pacific Shipping
  • Rina offers new courses for shipyard and ship operators
  • New cargo airline in the skies
  • Sogemar launches Melzo'Livorno intermodal service
  • Broekman Group takes over Courcan Cargo (India) Pvt Ltd

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • New ICS/ISF Sec Gen
  • E Asia box ports "set for massive growth"
  • Carnival Corp cuts profits forecast
  • Knightsbridge's slightly weaker Q1
  • Exmar considers spin-off for offshore business

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • U.K. detains cruise ship
  • Bisso Towboat adds tug
  • Carnival reduces earnings guidance

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Transport secretary offers plan to combat US traffic congestion
  • Alaska Airlines trying RNP at Portland International Airport
  • Coast Guard units meet in Everett for Aids to Navigation Conference
  • Greenbrier Companies to issue $85 million in convertible senior notes
  • Trinity Industries Oks 3-for-2 common stock split

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 18, 2006
  • Mason brings box insight to top ICS job
    LINER shipping has a new top level champion with the appointment of former P&O Nedlloyd director Tony Mason as secretary general of the International Chamber of Shipping and International Shipping Federation, taking over from Chris Horrocks.
  • Orient faces 35 claims of alleged bill non-payment
    ORIENT Steamship is facing at least 35 claims for alleged non-payment of bills for both its 1990-built 152,056 dwt Orient Alliance and the 1986-built 146,351 dwt Orient Brilliance, according to the lawyer acting on behalf of creditors.
  • APM Terminals deal heralds new European port strategy
    THE Maersk group's APM Terminals and its French partner, Perrigault, have signed a 36-year operating and management concession for a two- berth terminal at the port of Le Havre's newly inaugurated container facility, Port 2000.
  • Liner charter rates set for 2007 recovery, says financier
    KG financier Hansa Treuhand has lifted its outlook for charter rates in 2007, following the market recovery of recent weeks, but warned that it does not expect rates to remain at the current level. "The downward trip has not yet come to an end," said chief executive Hermann Ebel.
  • CNAN bosses get 15-year sentence for Bechar loss
    THE former head of state-owned Algerian shipping company CNAN, Ali Koudil, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for negligence leading to loss of life following the loss of one of the company's ships with 16 crew members off Algiers in 2004, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Cruise ends as MCA finds deficiencies
    SURVEYORS from the UK's Maritime & Coastguard Agency today detained the Maltese- flagged cruise ship Vistamar at Tilbury Docks, London, after numerous deficiencies were found
  • Norwegian bulker aground off Florida
    COAST Guard officials are investigating this morning's grounding of the Norwegian-flagged bulker Spar Orion off Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
    MIGRANT activity in the Caribbean has been generally quiet, but the Coast Guard in San Juan was able to report the arrest of two people-smugglers
  • Italian PM unveils new ministers
  • Knightsbridge rides roller-coaster
  • PONL's Mason to lead ICS/ISF
  • L&T adds dredging to port construction
  • Singapore launches freight derivatives
  • Bechar sinking: court decision soon
  • Acciona Trasmed unveils UK plans
  • Marseilles repairer awaits its fate
  • US to tackle intermodal congestion
  • Migrant Watch: Canaries in crisis

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • DHS progressing after TWIC delays
    Deputy Secretary Michael Jackson tells Senate panel that his agency is making up for lost time as it implements port worker ID card prorgam.
  • 'Green' progress for Port of Long Beach
  • Mason to lead ICS
  • UPS to expand global hub
  • New record for LA-Long Beach imports
  • Schwab promises bipartisan support for trade deals
  • EU shifts intermodal policy
  • New box ship for Evergreen
  • Great Lakes facing dredging crisis, say carriers

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Hong Kong to raise $28.8m in port security charges
    Hong Kong's terminal operators have issued a notice to shipping lines informing them that port security charges will be collected from June 1.
  • APL fixture looks like breaking the ice in the Baltic
    APL appear to be on the verge of launching their first Baltic service, after serving the market through commercial feeders and Trans-Siberian Railway connections.
  • Baltic fixings continue, despite costly low-sulphur regulation
  • New JV partners seal Le Havre Port2000 concession
  • ANL strives to sustain cabotage cargo
  • Typhoon Chanchu turns towards Fujian
  • Santos debt crisis hinders port development
  • St Petersburg terminal welcomes third-party caller
  • Indonesia's carriers raise domestic rates
  • Carriers avoid strike-hit Itajai

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • 'Dangerous and dirty'
    UK authorities are getting 178 passengers off a Maltese-flag cruiseship at London after finding lifeboats unuseable.
  • 'Who will save us from the Norwegians?'
    Norway's Skagen Funds has taken a 5.2% stake in Korea Line and set off a fresh round of scandinavophobia among Korean shipping companies.
  • Exmar guns for $150m
    Belgian gas player could float up to 49% of offshore division in mooted listing.
  • Up and running
    Singapore launches Asia's first freight clearing house.
  • Yard thumbs-up for French
    European Commission approves state guarantees for banks financing big shipbuilding projects in France.
  • Ultrapetrol unveils pre-IPO loss
    Argentine owner will head into equity offering with little to shout about on its P&L sheet.
  • Usual suspects
    Inspections and detentions down at Tokyo MOU in 2005 but the usual suspects from the black list of flag states re-offend.
  • Japan grabs 37 vessels
    April safety checks ended in detention for owners including MMM and Myanmar Five Star Line.
  • Novoship slumps
    First-quarter earnings down 900% at Russia's Novoship as revenues from vessel sales are missed.
  • White-Sea watches profit dwindle
    First quarter earnings droop for Russian dry cargoship owner.
  • Taca raises Panama fee
    Second increase in prices by canal chiefs forces boxship group to recoup costs.
  • Yang Ming faces profit drop
    Taiwanese container line could post 40% fall in earnings this year as rates plunge.
  • Seven held in Hong Kong
    Port state checks end in detention for general cargoships and a bulker during April.
  • No 'Aloha' for NCL passengers
    Damaged propeller shaft sees Norwegian Cruise Lines cancel Hawaiian cruise from San Francisco.
  • TEN extends Brazil charters
    Brazil's Petrobras to take pair of Tsakos Energy Navigation suezmaxes for three more years.
  • Knightsbridge slides
    First quarter net profits down 17% at Frontline-managed VLCC operator on weaker rates.
  • Profits slip at Euroseas
    Lower freight rates and increased costs take the shine off Greek owner's first quarter results.
  • MacGregor in Japan tie-up
    Cargo access equipment manufacturer teams with shipbuilder Shin Kurushima for PCTC series.
  • Hamworthy back at Daewoo
    UK firm to supply LPG reliquefaction systems for six VLGCS building at South Korean yard.

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American Shipperweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Evergreen gives 7,024-TEU ship nostalgic name
  • ESC: more countries will end conference exemption
  • IMO eyes regulation for satellite tracking of ships
  • Volga-Dnepr to reintroduce IL-76 freighter
  • Caterpillar to buy rail service provider
  • Hill picked to head truck safety agency
  • OOIDA's Craig appointed to UCR board
  • DOT announces plan to relieve congestion, improve freight movement
  • Schwab vows to maintain Bush free trade agenda
  • Basham vote delayed
  • Schwarzenegger signs legislation authorizing bond vote
  • Drug makers want fast Customs release for bird flu vaccine
  • Avion buys 55% of Innovate Holdings
  • Clayco to expand Coldwater Creek DC in West Virginia
  • FMC to review 3 OTI license applications
  • APM, Perrigault to run second Port 2000 terminal at Le Havre
  • Puget Sound pilots approve 24% tariff increase
  • ICTSI orders equipment for Madagascar port
  • Tacoma names Jenkins environmental director
  • DOT's Shane to speak at Jacksonville Maritime Day

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Large order to Djupvik Shipyard
    The Swedish Defence Material Administration has ordered five training vessels for the Swedish Navy from Swede Ship Marine AB. The ...
  • Volvo offers free alcohol test equipment to ferries
    The Swedish lorry and bus manufacturer Volvo will offer installation of alcohol level testing equipment free of charge to ferry ...
  • Old Kystlink in bancrupcy ' uncertainties on traffic start in Strömstad
    Kystlink, which was separated from the restructured Nye Kystlink by the end of last year, has been placed in bancrupcy ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 17, 2006
  • Buyers wait for lower prices
    US markets quiet as buyers considering alternatives and expecting lower prices.
  • PDVSA staff change
  • DOE & API at a glance: Latest key US inventory figures
    API reporting drops across the board while DOE shows gains for gasoline stocks.
  • Nigeria: Bunker potential in excess of $1 billion
    Sources familiar with the Nigerian market peg potential demand at 3.6 million mt annually, if obstacles can be overcome.
  • Fujairah-linked fuel oil futures contract in advanced stage
    DGCX chairman hints at implementation of new regional futures contracts for fuel oil in September.
  • Rotterdam firms after stable night for crude
  • Abrasive fuels flagged up
    Testing firm warns of high cat fine levels and indicates possible waste lube contamination in recent bunker deliveries.
  • Hong Kong: Typhoon Chanchu disrupts bunkering
    Typhoon signal number 3 was hoisted in Hong Kong this morning.
  • Singapore: April bunker sales down 3.7%
    Bunker sales remain strong above 2 million mt, total bunker sales in 2006 up 8.3% on year.

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