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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2006
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  • Shanghai Port shares gain 3.3% on market debut
    SHARES in China's biggest port rose 3.3 per cent on their Shanghai Stock Exchange debut yesterday, as investors bet the stock would become a key infrastructure play after it bought a cargo services unit in a US$1.1 billion deal.
  • CIMC's Q3 earnings jump 39% on strong sales
    CHINA's CIMC, the world's biggest maker of shipping containers, said yesterday that third-quarter earnings jumped 39 per cent as increased sales offset a fall in profit margins.
Admiralty Casebook
  • Ship not responsible for gangway height
    A SHIP receiving a pilot boat is not responsible for ensuring that its gangway is lowered to a safe height.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2006
  • China Cosco Holdings' Q3 box volume and revenue increases
  • BNSF earns US$488m in Q3 on back of higher volumes, record freight revenues
  • Malaysian Maritime president objects to UK security proposal
  • Russia forces Oasis to cancel maiden flight
  • DHL to build Chengdu Airport operations centre
  • TNT appoints new head in Lion City to spearhead growth

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2006
  • S.S. Rangnekar continues to steer AMTOI
  • India, Canada discuss ways to expand trade
  • Romania invites Indian investors
  • Record single-day loading of CP coke at Vizag Port
  • Higher Railways haulage rates
  • Pvt. box operators see red at Rlys' policy changes
  • Rail-related infrastructure open for private sector investments
  • Transporting cars in containers by rail now makes sound business sense
  • Exports accelerate by 41.2 pc in September
  • Govt keen on reducing transaction costs
  • Customs duty cut on palm oils till Dec. 31
  • Self-declaration of imports to replace export incentive scheme
  • Diaspora enriches India by $ 22 bn
  • Banks in SEZs need not pay service tax-CBEC
  • Vijay Kalantri re-elected WTCA (NY) Board Director
  • In Mumbai, Kamal Morarka remains WTC President

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2006
  • Finnlines rejects Grimaldi takeover bid
  • DHL and Polar to collaborate
  • Emirates SkyCargo bolsters Bangalore capacities
  • K+N accelerates growth

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • Teekay inks agreement with U.S. maritime union
  • RAND: Maritime security about more than ports and boxes
  • Finnlines Board rejects Grimaldi offer

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • IKEA buying Port of Tacoma land for new distribution center
  • Neptune Orient Lines announces management changes
  • NYK develops comic book to explain work onboard LNG carrier
  • Port of Everett puts to work new electric GEM vehicle
  • Passenger counts growing for North American cruise market

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 27, 2006
  • Hanjin redelivers panamax boxships
    HANJIN Shipping is offloading up to eight panamax containerships that it has had on long-term charter for several years.
  • Anger as master faces 10 years for quayside accident
    A GERMAN master jailed in the US and awaiting sentence of up to 10 years after a quayside worker was killed in an accident has become the focus of growing industry anger over the criminalisation of seafarers.
  • Rokia Delmas: salvors to remove bunker oil
    Salvors expect today to begin removing the 560 tonnes of bunker oil aboard the CMA CGM ro-ro containership Rokia Delmas , which has been grounded near the island of R' off the French Atlantic coast port of La Rochelle since early Tuesday morning, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris .
  • Sembawang grabs drillship upgrade
    SEMBAWANG Shipyard has scored a goal against Pan-United Marine by winning a S$30m ($19m) upgrade to the Neptune Explorer drillship, write Martyn Wingrove and Marcus Hand.
  • Chunnel operator's new debt solution
    CHANNEL tunnel operator Eurotunnel yesterday presented its creditors with a new "simple, balanced and realistic" plan for restructuring its £6.2bn ($11.7bn) worth of debt.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • EMEC supports equivalent standards
    BRUSSELS 26 October - Mutual recognition of equipment gives class societies "the possibility of setting the highest safety standard for their certificates", believes the European Marine Equipment Council (EMEC), in contrast to the International Association of Classification Societies
  • FAT chance for Brazil's cash crisis
    A CASH injection worth $500M from a workers' pension fund tackles the 'cash shortfall' that is hindering Transpetro's $2.1Bn, 26-vessel, fleet renewal pogramme
  • LR's revenues boost
    LLOYD'S Register's marine revenues grew by 16% in the year to end-June, compared with the previous year, its annual report, published today, reveals
  • Korea predicts strong dry bulk market
    THE last quarter of this year will see a very strong market for dry bulk shipping, Korea Maritime Institute predicts in its Shipping Market Forecast issued today
  • Bibby bids for prison ship business
    BIBBY Line is one company planning to answer the UK government's call for ships able to accommodate prisoners
  • BIMCO sets out pollution policy
    BIMCO warned yesterday that measures taken to reduce air pollution from ships should "protect the environment without disrupting international trade"
  • Boxship could stay grounded for weeks
  • Reliance denies product shortfall after fire
  • Prodi calls for unified approach
  • Sinegorye search cuts missing to three
  • Tampa in trouble again
  • Mexican maritime official jailed
  • Pollution disaster averted
  • HMM guards against takeover
  • NOL appoints new CFO

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • Johnson is new Port of Miami director
    Dade County assistant manager had been serving as acting director since Charles Towsley left in June.
  • U.S. steel imports fall
  • Maersk Line upgrades U.S.-C. America service
  • WTO probes China tariffs
  • Lufthansa raises outlook
  • China eyes trade deals
  • Swift earnings nearly triple
  • Customs Update: SAFE Act details
  • India's SCI profit swells

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • SIPG shares show comparatively slow gain on Shanghai exchange debut
    Shanghai International Port Group saw its share price increase slightly, by 3.3%, on the first day of its listing on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, to RMB3.79 (US$0.48).
  • Private Indian rail operations stalled as Industry Ministry highlights legal snag
    India's Industry Ministry has questioned the move to award licenses to private rail companies without amending the existing law that "mandates" only public sector undertakings to operate container trains.
  • European Parliament tells Commission: "Come and get your money"
  • Leaking container closes Brisbane terminal
  • Lightering of Rokia Delmas' fuel and sea water from engine room to start Friday
  • South Korean think-tank expects static Q4 rates on major trades
  • Peak season effect and regulations revitalise China-Japan trade
  • PAN's Boomerang won't come back
  • Rotterdam refinances infrastructure investment
  • Aker Yards container sector facing weaker outlook
  • Steady Q3 growth for CPR intermodal
  • International cargo drives Norfolk Southern intermodal business

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • Losses lash ISC
    Alabama-bound International Shipholding is losing money on its Lash ships and "evaluating strategic options".
  • $64.8m? And so what?
    Great steaming mounds of net profit earn an "in line with expectations" yawn from Marc Saverys's CMB.
  • Russian merger freeze
    Plans to bring Sovcomflot and Novoship together run into ministerial opposition.
  • Good times for LR
    And it has not been such a bad time for classification society chief David Moorhouse either.
  • Slump for Solvang
    Norwegian gas carrier player improves rates again, but nine-month financial income fails to match 2005's.
  • Duo held in Canada
    Regal Agencies multipurpose and Hachiuma VLOC failed safety checks in August.
  • Braemar yards ahead
    Heavy newbuilding activity in Far Eastern yards spells double delight for London shipbroker.
  • VLCC sales continue
    Euronav sells Savoie for $40m more for than it paid for the tanker three years ago.
  • 'Just a late spring clean'
    Goodwill impairment charge which led to drop in first-half earnings simply an ideal opportunity to tidy up for Braemar Seascope.
  • Kirby breaks new ground
    US barge owner has another record set of results to brag about in first three quarters.
  • Samsung nets record order
    Korean yard signs for $615m drillship in country's biggest ever single newbuilding deal.
  • Naviera Murueta stumbles
    Spanish multipurpose owner sees nine-month profit eroded despite higher revenues.
  • Bumpy patch for Aker Yards
    Norwegian shipbuilding giant hit by French yard over-capacity and ro-ro delays in third quarter, but overall profit trend is up.
  • SCI soars in second
    Indian state shipowner bags big profit jump in second quarter as revenues rise.
  • Braemar down under
    First-half result hit by goodwill impairment charge resulting from lost earnings from Australian dry cargo operation.
  • Tampa in drug sting
    Wilhelmsen ro-ro caught in 2001 refugee standoff has been used to smuggle cocaine into Australia.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • Maersk Line to add capacity to U.S. East Coast/Central America loop
  • American Commercial Lines benefits from barge freight climb
  • Seaspan to issue another 10 million shares
  • Germanischer Lloyd moves office in Dalian
  • Canada asks for opinions on "open skies" policy
  • China orders 150 A320s from Airbus worth $10 billion
  • Lufthansa's 3rd-quarter income down, upgrades outlook for full year
  • China Airlines receives 20th Boeing 747-400 Freighter
  • NWA Cargo to lower fuel surcharge
  • Wash., Ariz., N.D. to lead the way on e-truck manifest
  • Orris to retire from Pacer; 3rd quarter income up 25%
  • Norfolk Southern's net income up 38% in record 3rd quarter
  • Freightliner wins contracts from Hapag-Lloyd, MSC
  • Rappoport quits BIFA
  • Tacoma to host IKEA distribution center
  • New portable radiation detectors to do cargo duty
  • Logistics park planned near Kansas City
  • U.S. Chamber hires transportation lobbyist
  • IJS acquires Singapore forwarder
  • Mach 1 tabs new president, secures credit line for expansion plans
  • EIB loans Rotterdam Port Authority 100 million euros
  • Peak season slows, but California vessel counts still set records
  • Corps of Engineers grants Craney Island approval

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • Offshore boosts Transatlantic result
    Swedish Transatlantic reports a SEK 142 million pre-tax profit for the first nine months. All three divisions show a ...
  • Board of Finnlines considers Grimaldi-offer too low
    Grimaldi Compagnia di Navigazione S.p.A. has made a voluntary public tender offer for all shares in Finnlines Plc. Grimaldi, which ...
  • Scandlines sale coming closer
    Scandlines is very close to being sold, according to several press reports in Denmark. Two buyers have given their final ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2006
  • US East Coast avails tighten
    Resupply delays seeing firming prices as suppliers adjust numbers upwards.
  • Oil majors' profits swoop and soar
    Exxon posting record returns, while Shell feeling pinch of lost production, and BP strong despite refining issues.
  • Shipowners facing multiple risks in fuel purchasing
    Experienced US-based brokers set tone for Bunkerworld's New York forum with critique of new bunker landscape.
  • IBIA speaks out against 'simplistic' IMO proposal
    IBIA sides with IBC on multifaceted shipping emissions approach, objecting to INTERTANKO's radical distillate proposal.
  • ICS pleads for workable MARPOL Annex VI revisions
    Submission to IMO says reducing emissions from ships will require range of achievable measures, including SECAs and proven abatement technology.
  • Prompt supply at discount in ARA market
  • Singapore: Residual fuel stocks below 10 million barrels
    Stocks of residual fuels at lowest levels since December 2005, middle distillates up.
  • SPC posts 78% drop in net profit
    Profit falls on weak refining margins and crude oil prices.
  • Titan opens new multi-million oil terminal in China
    Nansha oil storage terminal is the largest independent facility in southern China, costing more than $250 million.

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