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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 27, 2006
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  • Wallenius 'disgusted' by oil offence
    A HUGELY embarrassed Wallenius Lines has expressed 'disgust' that the chief engineer on one of its vessels bypassed the oily water separator and discharged waste oil into the sea.
  • Toll wants to combine Patrick, SembLog ops
    AUSTRALIAN land transport group Toll Holdings Ltd plans to combine the operations of stevedore Patrick Corp Ltd with SembLog logistics group, Toll's chief executive said yesterday.
  • Ports urged to upgrade to receive mega-container ships
    GLOBAL seaports must carry out massive expansion and modernisation within the next decade to cope with the entry of mega-container ships carrying an ever-growing volume of global trade, industry players say.
  • Ship sinks in Malacca Strait after collision
  • Disney Cruise Line charts expansion to Mediterranean
  • 'Ghost ship' found adrift in Australian waters

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 27, 2006
  • Cosco Pacific net profit rises to US$335m
  • MacAndrews adds capacity to Indian Ocean service
  • Vancouver introduces new standards for box lorries
  • Singapore `maritime week' to debut in September
  • Tacoma terminal operator switches to biodiesel
  • Gallwey named Port of New Orleans COO
  • Forum discusses growth and competitiveness of HKIA
  • DPWN agrees to sell Marken to 3i
  • DHL accomplishes Mission Impossible

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 27, 2006
  • SYMS launches direct express service from Mundra to China, S-E Asia & Far East
  • MacAndrews upgrades Swahili Express Service
  • Maersk Line, Safmarine first to board double-stack container train
  • Seahorse Group's BCT wins Textainer's best depot award
  • Garware plans to acquire 2 AHTSVs, 1 PSV
  • Andhra to introduce maritime board bill
  • 4 pc SAD imposed on vanaspati imported from FTA countries
  • Export houses to get duty refund within 15 days of filing claim
  • ECGC to provide cover for project exports
  • SRTEPC holds textile fairs in Chile & Argentina
  • Govt to allow only environment-friendly compressor imports
  • Auto industry taskforce wants excise duties to match China's
  • DEPB extension imparts stability to exports, says Kamal Nath
  • Mormugao Port Trust conducts programme on service tax laws
  • MbPT crosses new milestones in box cargo handling operations
  • Surge in export volumes sends airfreight rates soaring at Chennai
  • 50 pc freight rate discount, 25 pc cut in haulage charges on double-stack box trains
  • Lalu flags off 1st container train on Palanpur-Samakhiali line
  • Haulage charges for box operations hiked
  • IWAI to transport coal for NTPC
  • Civil Aviation Minister promises Baalu early Kandla-Mumbai air link
  • MIDC, Mahindra Gesco sign pact to develop SEZ near Pune
  • IMC welcomes cut in stamp duty
  • States defer VAT on textiles, tobacco and sugar
  • At the helm of CII-Andhra Pradesh

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 27, 2006
  • Lufthansa AG names Stephan Gemkow as CFO
  • Hamburg Süd shifts to Everglades
  • SNCF Participations triples net profit

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 26, 2006
  • Sea Containers to exit ferry market
  • UK MAIB to lead Star Princess fire probe
  • Aker Yards wins $500 million AHTS order

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • VPA toughens requirements for truck licensing system
  • Washington State Ferries gets fare increase nod
  • Intermodal has good week for US rail freight traffic
  • Husky Terminal switching to cleaner-burning biodiesel fuel
  • EPA finds high PCB levels at Duwamish Waterway site

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 27, 2006
  • Ailing Sea Containers rids 'cash drain' ferry operations
    SEA Containers is to withdraw fully from ferry operations and dispose of other assets as the ailing group fights to return to a sound financial footing.
  • Spate of casualties threatens to raise insurance rates
    LONDON and other leading marine markets are under pressure to raise hull and machinery rates after three casualties in the past few days hit a wide range of insurance interests.
  • BAE Systems and VT given 30-day Babcock deadline
    BRITISH pair VT Group and BAE Systems have 30 days to put up or shut up on plans to takeover Babcock International.
  • US Coast Guard launches Star Princess investigation
    THE US Coast Guard has sent five officials to Montego Bay to assist in the probe into the Star Princessfire, as operator Princess Cruises cancelled the ship's next trip, scheduled to leave Fort Lauderdale yesterday, writes Rajesh Joshi in New York.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • Dock worker killed in box mishap
    ONE MAN was killed in dockside cargo operations and a seafarer suffered a broken leg in weekend accidents on the US southeast coast
  • Seven months in jail for drunk captain
    THE master of a general cargo ship has been sentenced to four months in jail for grounding his ship and seven months for being four times over the legal alcohol limit
  • Demolition convention moves closer
    THE development of an internationally workable ship breaking convention has this week become a political reality, Norwegian government officials have told Fairplay
  • S Africa wins environmental decision
    SOUTH Africa has won international approval to impose environmental restrictions on vessel traffic passing through its southern coastal waters
  • Door re-opened to Stolt prosecution
    A US appeals court has overturned a 2005 District Court decision that barred the US Department of Justice from prosecuting Stolt-Nielsen
  • Sea Containers charts new direction
  • Marpetrol seeks a buyer
  • Volgotanker survival crisis widens
  • UK shipping needs fiscal stability
  • Tsavliris poised for IPO
  • European cruise brands forge ahead
  • Caribbean cruise trade falters
  • Ghost fleet deadline will not be met
  • Celebrity flies families to crash scene
  • Cigarette likely cause of cruise blaze

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • U.S. ports safer with DP World: Chertoff
    Ports in the United States would have gotten a safety boost from the Dubai terminal operator, said Department of Homeland Security Secretary.
  • Hutchison to scan U.S.-bound boxes
  • Cross-Lakes trade up sharply
  • DP World in India port fight
  • Importers hit calls for WTO apparel limits
  • Tacoma hub using biodiesel
  • UPS Trade Direct adds Europe
  • More talks for Northwest, union
  • Chicago 'land bridge' opens

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • CI Awards winners span the globe
    It was a good night for the US contingent in general and the AP Moller Maersk group in particular at the Containerisation International Awards in New York last night, but award winners spanned the globe.
  • Hutchison Whampoa's ports earnings grow by 14%
    Hong Kong conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa, the owner of Hutchison Port Holdings, reported a 14% growth in its 2005 ports and related services' net earnings.
  • Vancouver tightens controls on container trucks
  • Nigeria clears boxes as prelude to port privatisation
  • Santos congestion hits container throughput
  • St Lawrence Seaway seeks Chinese links
  • Patrick claims glaring uncertainties in Toll bid
  • Permit row hits Australian coastal boxes
  • Brazilian expansion plans for CMA CGM
  • Korean lines launch new services
  • Florida terminal upgrades systems

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • SeaCon gets hammered
    UK group falls into default on bank covenants after huge charge relating to ferry exit.
  • Further fire fear for Carnival
    US cruise company Carnival suffers another safety scare on-board a vessel in Florida.
  • D/S Orion profits up fivefold
    But big drop in revenue suggests profits are largely due to one-off gains.
  • Drunken master jailed
    Seven months inside for running ship aground while four times over legal alcohol limit.
  • TMT bulker spree
    Taiwan shipowner continues fleet expansion with deals for up to four secondhand vessels.
  • Four for the chop
    Philippine ferry owner Nenaco wants to offload 1970s-built ferries to refresh fleet.
  • Mitsui eyeballs Gdansk
    Japanese group considers stake in Polish yard in bid to secure LNG slots.
  • ABP builds profit
    London-based Associated British Ports (ABP) improves annual figures despite a fall off in revenue.
  • Maersk signs Aker's biggest
    New $495m anchor handling order will be builder's largest specialised contract to date.
  • Steamship Mutual keeps A-
    The AM Best rating agency expects improved result from the P&I club that covered tragic Egyptian ferry.
  • MacAndrews speeds up
    CMA CGM subsidiary borrows faster 1,110-teu boxship from parent to boost India-Middle East route.
  • HMM eyes top five
    Korean company wants to raise global ranking by building fleet and revenues by 2010.
  • Wanted: 6,500 workers
    Korea's Hanjin Heavy mounts massive recruitment drive for new Philippine shipyard.
  • Bulker strikes ferry in China
    Passengers safe after incident at Huangpu, but dock damaged.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • MacAndrews to upgrade India/East Africa service vessel
  • Zim renames Tanzania agency
  • Takahashi appointed NYK's Japanese representative in Turkey
  • Deutsche Lufthansa's profit up 12% in 2005
  • EU completes aviation blacklist
  • Dragonair to increase Hong Kong/Frankfurt cargo flights
  • MASkargo receives first 747-400 freighter
  • USPS takes on bankrupt APX's deliveries
  • RailAmerica sells Vancouver Island rail line
  • Momentum building for national freight policy, Shane says
  • Importers, U.S. producers square off over Doha sectioning for textiles
  • Dezenski to leave DHS next week
  • NYK to merge United Kingdom logistics subsidiaries
  • Björk. Eklund Group buys one-third share in BTG
  • Dubai wants $750 million for P&O Ports
  • Hutchison's port profits up 14% to $1.3 billion in 2005
  • COSCO Pacific's profits soar 62%
  • Vancouver port to require appointments, extended hours for truckers
  • China Shipping buys stake in Nansha terminal operator
  • Tacoma terminal switches to biodiesel
  • Hutchison Whampoa to operate radiation detector in the Bahamas
  • South Florida terminal picks Tideworks software

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • Fireworks could be the cause of container carrier fire blaze
    The fire on the container carrier "Hyundai Fortune", 120 nautical miles off Aden, could have been caused by exploding fireworks ...
  • One dead and eleven injured in cruiseship fire
    One elderly passenger died of a cardiac arrest and eleven passengers were injured due to smoke inhalation in a fire ...
  • Maersk places giant AHTS order with Aker
    Aker Yards has secured an order for eight 15,300-BHP Anchor Handling Tug Supply (AHTS) vessels from Mearsk Supply Service ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 24, 2006
  • Vinotra to welcome world's largest double hull bunker tanker
    Independent ARA barge operator has decided to build a 12,000 mt capacity double hull bunker tanker.
  • Turkey: Customs stifling 10 million tonne potential
    Delegates told customs regulations are stifling huge potential for the Turkish market, but the future remains bright.
  • New bunkering alternative in the Turkish Straits
    Petrol Ofisi opens new marine terminal in Dardanelles Strait, offering alternative to Istanbul for transiting vessels.
  • Green image tarnished by unrelenting US 'magic pipe crackdown'
    Wallenius the latest offender in a long list of US prosecutions for intentional discharge of oily water.
  • BP withdraws from Hindustan Petroleum JV
    A joint venture plan to build a $3 billion refinery in India falls through.
  • China to commence fuel oil exchange in June
    The launch of the exchange is expected to open up China's wholesale oil market.
  • Singapore refining margins remain weak
    Margins posted sharp drop in the first two months of 2006.

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