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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 30, 2006
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  • In the works: fingerprinting of seamen on arrival in the US
    SEAFARERS, who already face tough security measures at US ports, will soon be required to be fingerprinted upon arrival, according to an official with the United State's Department of Homeland Security.
  • Customs breach prompts call to plug gap
    SENATORS said on Tuesday that the United States must act even more quickly to strengthen security at US entry points after the disclosure that undercover investigators breached security by slipping nuclear material into the US.
  • Philippines ups sea ports security after bombing
    THE Philippine Coast Guard yesterday stepped up security at sea ports all over the country following a bombing attack in Jolo in southern Philippines.
  • Carnival cuts profit outlook 2nd time in week
  • Rising costs, taxes drag AP Moeller net profit down 28%
  • Glenda shuts down Aussie ports, oil fields, ore mines

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 30, 2006
  • Evergreen, OOCL, Yang Ming to jointly offer Vietnam service
  • CMA CGM starts Nansha-N America service
  • US lawmakers delay trade bill vote against China
  • Insurance claims from Hyundai Fortune may reach US$300 million
  • Hanjin opens Bremen sales office
  • Ge-TS offers HK$1 electronic declaration service
  • Shenzhen implements anti-smuggling regulations
  • Shipping companies continue to set course for Singapore
  • TT Club gross premiums up in 2005
  • Malaysian Airlines to chop 6,500 positions
  • Great Wall Airlines to take off in May
  • Korean Air increases frequency of summer flights
  • Sumitomo signs lease with ANA for Airbus A320-200

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • Staff reshuffle at Railion's Scandinavian agency
  • Macandrews deploys new ship in Indian Ocean service
  • United Airlines augments capacities
  • Trasse Schweiz AG am Start
  • Norbert Dentressangle extends contract with Ikea in UK

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • IACS rebuts Greek criticisms of Common Structural Rules
  • TT premium earnings up 9.5%
  • Go-ahead for UK box port project
  • Modest growth of Greek-controlled fleet
  • Clarkson's earnings up

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • OSG orders Aframax tankers in China

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • Washington State Ferries to restart British Columbia run
  • International Trade Commission looking at NAFTA modifications
  • New play area for children open at Sea-Tac Airport
  • Steel imports up slightly for month of February
  • Three container carriers adding Taiwan/Hong Kong to Vietnam service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 30, 2006
  • Ladyman slams US port protectionism
    BRITAIN does not share US concerns about the threat to national security of foreign port ownership, UK Transport Minister Stephen Ladyman has reassured industry leaders, writes Janet Porter.
  • Bathside Bay terminal leaps final hurdle
    PLANS for a new deepsea container terminal at Harwich in southeast England were finally approved yesterday, leaving only one more application to be decided before the government launches a review of UK port policy.
  • Falling profits wipe billions off AP Moller-Maersk value
    BILLIONS of dollars were wiped from the value of AP Moller-Maersk yesterday after the Danish shipping and oil giant reported a fall in last year's profits, partly due to a loss on the acquisition of rival containership operator P&O Nedlloyd.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • BC Ferries faces class action suit
    A class action suit has been launched against BC Ferries following the sinking of the Queen of the North on 22 March in Wright Sound, 75km south of the port of Prince Rupert
  • Magsaysay, MOL in Manila venture
    PHILIPPINES-based Magsaysay Maritime has been selected as partner in a new ship management joint venture set up by Mitsui OSK Lines in Manila
  • St Croix refinery outage continues
    REPAIRS are taking longer than expected at the 150,000bpd fluid catalytic cracking unit at St Croix's Hovensa refinery, sending crude futures higher this week
  • Lisco offloads ageing train ferry
    LISCO Baltic Service, the Lithuanian shipping unit in the Danish ferry group DFDS, has sold the 1987-built train ferry Klaipeda to an undisclosed Greek buyer
  • DS Norden beats own profit forecast
    STRONG freight markets in both dry cargo and product tanker businesses helped DS Norden beat its own earnings forecast for 2005
  • Approval for UK's Bathside Bay
    THE UK government has today given the final approval for the Bathside Bay container terminal at Harwich, to be operated by Hutchison Ports
  • Algeria ready to privatise ports
  • Mitsui OSK unveils restructure plan
  • Kaliningrad terminal faces competition
  • Russian Arctic route 'already open'
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Fortune firework theory dampened

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • Industry sees no LA congestion in 2006
    S. California supply chain will handle strong growth projected for peak season 2006 without experiencing significant congestion.
  • P&O buy hits Maersk profit
  • Cosco mega-ship calls Hamburg
  • Charters fuel Clarkson boom
  • Hanjin orders four boxships
  • Truck volume drops
  • Rise for CSX fuel charge
  • UK box project approved
  • India: Dubai ports deal OK
  • Aeroflot buying MD-11 freighters

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • HP UK's Bathside Bay gets terminal approvals, but awaits road upgrades
    Hutchison Ports (UK) Bathside Bay project was today granted final approvals, but construction awaits final permissions and a start to road-upgrades.
  • Lyttelton's Hutchison deal in limbo
    Hutchison Port Holdings has suspended a part-ownership and management agreement with Christchurch City Holdings, the owner of the New Zealand port of Lyttelton, pending resolution of local shareholding issues.
  • Grindrod builds on Southern Africa logistics acquisitions
    South African shipping and logistics group Grindrod has bought its second new business this month, acquiring 100% of Cross Country Containers for an undisclosed sum.
  • 'Workhorses' drive the world fleet
  • Barclays loses €49m bank guarantees case
  • Minister: DPW's takeover of Indian terminals does not violate Indian law
  • PONL integration hits AP Moller profits
  • Sinotrans raises spending for acquisitions
  • EU road-charging regime finalised, reigniting charging controversy

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • New Dubai debacle?
    Bad luck may have followed DP World from the US to India in its worldwide acquisition of the operations of P&O Ports.
  • A China first
    OSG confirms it is looking to China for the first time for four wide-beam aframaxes and thinks it has a bargain at $58m each.
  • Maersk drives CSE down
    Copenhagen Stock Exchange takes a tumble after AP Moller Maersk's profit slumps in 2005.
  • Maersk suspended in Tanzania
    AP Moller Maersk subsidiary agency Maersk Tanzania slapped with a 45-day suspension over breach of Tanzanian law.
  • Navigator Gas moves to London
    US bondholders finally sever ties with Swiss founders and relocate to UK.
  • Maersk makes less
    Danish shipping giant hit by higher costs in 2005, but profits improve on an operating basis.
  • Hanjin orders four
    Korean shipowner Hanjin Shipping swells its fleet with an order for four boxships at Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • MOL creates new drybulk outfit
    Japanese owner rewrites shipmanagement structure to cater for explosive fleet growth.
  • China Shipping pockets eight
    China Shipping Group (CSG) to add four tanker newbuildings to the four VLCC orders reported earlier in March.
  • Norden cheers record result
    Danish shipowner Norden celebrates a record result with the tanker spot market pushing profit up in 2005.
  • Humpuss takes a dive
    Indonesian tanker owner notched a 5% drop in 2005 profits, despite revenue growth.
  • Svithoid adds another
    Expanding Swedish shipowner returns to Russia for products/chemical carrier, with options likely.
  • Clarksons soars to new record
    UK shipbroker sees 16% increase in pre-tax profits for 2005 despite declining freight rates.
  • Temas takes off
    Indonesian liner operator more than doubles net profit in 2005 as rates increase.
  • First for Myklebust
    Norwegian yard to build first coastguard ships with gas propulsion systems.
  • Cosco Corp offloads bulkers
    Singapore-listed offshoot's sale of two panamaxes and two handymaxes nets profit of $14.2m.
  • Profits slip at Euroseas
    Greek bulker and boxship owner sees fourth quarter profits down 44% from twelve months earlier.
  • Asian trio in Vietnam tie-up
    Container lines Evergreen, Yang Ming and OOCL combine forces to offer link between Taiwan, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
  • Carnival counts the cost
    Star Princess out of action for six weeks and likely to knock 5 cents off full year earnings per share.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk's shipping profits down 15.5% in 2005
  • Hanjin to order another four 4,275-TEU ships from Samsung
  • Delmas appoints MacAndrews Spain agents
  • Jacobs joins Inchcape
  • DHL names Brewer, Hickey VPs
  • CBP says it will tighten procedures for clearing radioactive imports
  • Shipper says industry need to be less selfish
  • Kho, McCartin to head USTR China enforcement task force
  • Mallory Alexander to manage 243-acre logistics site in North Dakota
  • EGL cleared to contract with U.S. government agencies
  • Kuehne + Nagel to manage UPM Raflatac's transport planning
  • Target Logistics Services teaming with Arce Campos
  • Hutchison's Bathside Bay terminal gets green light
  • Hutchison cancels New Zealand port investment
  • Investment consortium mulling $4 billion ABP bid
  • Port of Virginia TEUs up 12% in February
  • Georgia Ports Authority approve rail expansion project

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • Svithoid expands its fleet
    Stockholm-based Svithoid Tankers has aquired a 8,000-DWT chemical carrier under construction at Volgograd Shipyard in Russia for delivery ...
  • Norden with the best profit ever
    Last year, Dampskibsselskabet Norden reached the highest profit ever in the company history. The USD 336 million net profit represents ...
  • Cause of fire questioned
    Experts have according to Lloyd's Llist questioned the cause of fire on board the Hyundai Fortune. The stern of the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 29, 2006
  • ARB seeks comments on emissions plan
    Public meeting to be held to consider new emissions action plan for California.
  • Freeport barge resumes service
  • DOE: US crude stocks at 7-year high
    Weekly statistics show big product draws but stocks remain above average for this time of year.
  • Turkish bunker supplier and trader on the move
  • O.W. Bunker Group expands NW European barge fleet
    O.W. Bunker Group has expanded its barge fleet in Northwest Europe with the entry into service of another newbuild bunker tanker.
  • Kaliningrad mulling potential 3 million mt bunker plant
    Kaliningrad regional government reportedly in talks with an unnamed firm to build a 3 million mt plant which would mainly produce or blend fuels for bunkering operations.
  • New player to enter Black Sea bunker market
    Company ready to start bunker operations in Ukrainian ports.
  • TACA: No change to bunker fuel surcharges
    No changes to fuel surcharges to and from the US at least until May 15, Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement members have said.
  • Singapore's Ignition Point prepares for return
    A positive meeting yesterday with various creditors indicated high hopes of returning to bunkering business.




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