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The Business Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2007
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  • Selling cruises in Asia needs more sophistication, focused target
    MARKETING cruise vacations in Asia requires a greater degree of sophistication and focused targeting than the North American market, according to the world's second largest cruise company which has re-focused its priority in Asia to local passenger sourcing.
  • Shipowners pay US$3b for used vessels in Jan
    SHIPOWNERS worldwide spent a total of about US$2.9 billion buying second-hand ships in January, the biggest investment since October, compared with US$1.6 billion in the same month last year, broker Allied Shipbroking Inc said.
  • UPS posts 7.5% rise in Q4 profit, pares growth outlook
    UNITED Parcel Service Inc, the world's largest package-delivery company, reported a 7.5 per cent increase in fourth-quarter earnings and said profit growth will slow this year.
  • Cost of shipping oil to US to rise on Bush plan

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2007
  • OOCL revenue rises 5.6 per cent in 2006
  • OICT opens Terminal B at Sohar in Oman
  • Ningbo-Zhoushan 2006 box volume hits 7m TEU, Asean exports up 37pc
  • Calls for China to restrict foreign access to local logistics market
  • Dubai World aims to raise cargo handling capacity by 50pc
  • Vancouver's box throughput rises 24pc in 2006
  • Air cargo volumes up, passenger numbers down in 2006: IATA
  • EADS denies report it will sell 20pc of Airbus to Russia
  • UK green ratings group snubs airlifted organic produce

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • Roger Kavanagh of Intermarine dies
  • Grimaldi buys share in HHLA's Unikai Hamburg
  • Great interest in Alitalia
  • More barge traffic in Antwerp
  • French "Tat Express" rebranded to "Tatex"

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • ICS to push for IMO rules ratification
  • Chittagong quadruples gantry crane charge
  • Savannah in second place on US east coast
  • Exxon Valdex oil still there ' report

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • LR to class U.S. Gulf FPU

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • Northwest marine terminal group names new slate of officers for '07
  • US steel imports drop during December
  • Port of Bellingham reopens Blaine Public Fishing Pier
  • Boeing subsidiary buys digital maritime cartography firm
  • Hamburg Süd christens pair of new container ships

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 1, 2007
  • Kristian Eidesvik grabs stake in B+H Ocean
    BERGEN shipping investor grabs an initial 6.5% stake in the US company while his bulk shipping outfit Wilson inked a US$100m order from China.
  • Ofer reported to have sold-off Hanjin shares
    REPORTS say Israeli shipping tycoon Sammy Ofer has sold his shares in Hanjin.
  • India looks for Seadrill vessel as spat escalates
    INDIAN authorities are frantically searching for Seadrill's oil production ship Crystal Sea and are threatening to sue the Norwegian firm $400m.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • Nordkapp cancellations after grounding
    NARVIK 31 January ' Three cruises by Nordkapp, the Hurtigruten-operated passenger vessel that ran aground in Antarctic waters yesterday, are to be cancelled
  • Owner 'not responsible' for spill
    MARITIMA Del Norte, owner of the stricken reefer vessel Sierra Nava, has denied any responsibility for an oil spill at the mouth of the Bay of Algeciras
  • Vietnam exports sand to Singapore
    SINGAPORE has received its first shipment of sand from an alternative source, after being slapped with an export ban from Indonesia
  • Egypt to increase wheat imports
    EGYPT, already a major wheat importer, faces the prospect of importing even more because its own crop is threatened by disease
  • India to raise S Africa coal imports
    INDIA is emerging as South Africa's next major buyer of steam coal, but the exporter has been warned that it faces competition from Mozambique and Indonesia
  • V.Ships pulls out of CalMac tender
  • Union fails to halt Queen/North probe
  • Dredger damage delays Sethu project
  • NYK Cruises in fire response exercise
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Tata-NYK to gain from Corus deal
  • Offshore demand propels Keppel
  • Hyundai Confidence back on track

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • Long Beach plans new box terminal
    The Southern California hub unveils long-delayed plans to develop Pier S on Terminal Island.
  • Hyundai Confidence fixed, heading for Long Beach
  • New House proposal to reform U.S. trade laws
  • Sale of Port of Hamburg stevedore in limbo
  • Port projects progress at Morehead City
  • Johnsen named CEO of International Shipholding
  • Antwerp containers up 8 percent
  • NOL sells warehouse business
  • FedEx completes India buy
  • Hamburg Süd adding two new container vessels
  • Cathay Pacific expands Europe freighters by 50%

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • Stricken HMM ship regains power after repairs at sea
    The 5,680 teu Hyundai Confidence, which ran into engine trouble in stormy seas in the Pacific yesterday, has now regained its power.
  • DP World to build China's first solely-foreign-owned boxport
    DP World has become the first foreign investor allowed by the Chinese government to independently build a US$450m container terminal in the country.
  • Bulked-up feeder-vessels carry the trade
  • Intra-Asia carrier diversifies its fleet through Highline acquisition
  • Indonesia's transport service providers protest against new tax regime
  • NOL separates the wheat from the chaff as it sells unwanted logistics business
  • Mud flow over road spawns Surabaya inland rail terminal
  • IMB warns of port piracy
  • Containerships to phase out Kursiu Linija name
  • Intermodal fuels strong CPR freight revenues

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • The early bird?
    Quintana Maritime concludes Bunge charter discussions a whopping eleven months ahead of schedule.
  • Double whammy for Euroseas
    Greek owner wins Nasdaq listing and simultaneously launches $41m share offering.
  • Epic keeps it short
    Less than two months since name change mooted, LPG and tanker operator Epic Shipping re-brands.
  • Confidence restored
    HMM-chartered boxship Hyundai Confidence said to be on way to LA after restoring power.
  • Novoship carries more
    Russian tanker owner posts 30% increase in 2006 cargo volumes.
  • HUBLine goes for Highline
    Malaysian feeder carrier aims to take control of domestic tug operator in share deal.
  • Bigger not better for Essar
    Indian tanker owner's expanded fleet sends costs rocketing and profit down in nine-month period.
  • FEFC limps into Spring
    Conference implements only modest rate rises on the Europe-Asia trades.
  • Cruise arrest in India
    Star Cruises vessel briefly detained after couple secure court order following daughter's death last year.
  • NSC adds fifth
    Russian owner charters German multipurpose ship to meet growing demand from Arkhangelsk.
  • Yichang bags Wilson order
    Bulk owner reveals yard behind $100m eight-ship bulker catch.
  • Russian crew to get wages
    Good news at last for 18 seafarers stranded for 18 months on cargoship in Vietnam.
  • BP's Alaska fleet back in action
    Suezmaxes fitted with new anchors after losing originals in storm last month.
  • Eimskip chops Kursiu name
    Icelandic box line to run Lithuanian short-sea operations under Containerships brand.
  • Eidesvik swoops on B+H
    Norwegian shipowner to buy as much as 12% of 'cheap' US bulk operator.
  • HMM boxship adrift off US
    K-Line vessel responds to request from USCG for assistance to help disabled ship drifting off west coast.
  • Kazmortransflot figures up
    Kazakhstan's national owner beats off competition from new pipeline.
  • No magic for Meiji
    Japanese owner will have to pull it out of the hat as profit forecasts reveal disappearing act.
  • Hellenic cries foul
    Greek shipyard files EU complaint against rival Neorion over unfair competition.
  • Nordkapp aground in Antarctica
    Norwegian cruise ship with 370 passengers and crew has run aground off a remote Antarctic island.
  • Seadrill could face FPSO claim
    Dispute over John Fredriksen-controlled vessel's contract leaves Indian parties mulling big compensation demand.
  • Taiheiyo back in business
    Japanese tanker and bulker player turns around nine-month loss on higher revenues.
  • More rate woe at NOL
    Singapore liner operator sees freight rates dip by 10% compared to a year ago.
  • Napoli discharge begins
    Salvors have begun to remove the first of the containers from the stricken MSC containership.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • Maersk restructuring inland services, citing trade imbalance
  • FEFC announces eastbound rate restoration plan
  • Finnlines board says Grimaldi offer "too low"
  • NOL selling another "non core" unit to CWT Ltd.
  • Maersk details port rotation of revised Middle East/South Asia service
  • Maersk lowering BAF between Med, U.S. and Canada
  • Hamburg Sud naming two 3,752-TEU vessels
  • Wan Hai, PIL partnering in the transpacific
  • Coast Guard helps distressed Hyundai containership
  • Containerships rebranding, adding services
  • Lufthansa Cargo creates logistics services company
  • CP Railway's 4th-quarter net income up 6%
  • Con-Way's earning up after Vector sale
  • UP names Young chairman, announces share repurchase program
  • Harris retires from CN
  • DHS names new COAC members
  • GE releases updated container security device
  • FMC reviews 11 OTI license applications
  • DP World wins Qingdao concession
  • Port of Rotterdam using SaviTrak

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • DFDS-Seko case closed in secrecy
    DFDS Group and the Swedish union Seko has apparently made a special deal after the verdict in a court ruling ...
  • Research project on Saga Spray's sister ship
    When the Saga Horizon, the sister ship of the unfortunate Saga Spray, arrives in the Port of Helsingborg in March ...
  • Hurtigruten cruise vessel aground in Antartica
    Nobody was hurt when the Hurtigruten cruise vessel Nordkapp of 11,386 grt ran aground in Whalers Bay on Deception Island ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 31, 2007
  • $1.25 million fine for oil pollution
    Ship operators in court for allowing deliberate,illegal discharge of oily waste.
  • Call for global standards
    National and regional regulations mean "market distortions and administrative confusion".
  • Independent supplier expands in Egypt
    Macoil adds Port Said to its physical supply operations and turns its attention to Suez.
  • Bunker shortfall predicted for February
    Supply crisis continues as Japanese prices soar.
  • Low demand keeps lid on ARA price gains
  • Bunker fuel siphoning to start
    A salvage permit will be issued by the local coast guard this week.
  • Chinese firm builds bunker tanker
    CNOOC in deal with a Singapore-listed firm to build vessels, including a bunker tanker.
  • Oil climbs on possible Saudi output cuts
    Crude price surges nearly $3 in New York on Tuesday.

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