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The Business Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2007
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  • Proposal to increase Panama Canal tariffs
    THE Panama Canal Authority has proposed the first of what is likely to be a series of toll hikes for the waterway as Panama begins preparing for the historic US$5.3 billion dollar expansion of the 92-year old key link to the US west coast.
  • PSA's Viet JV to build container port
    SP-PSA International Port Co, a joint venture between Saigon Port and PSA Vietnam Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of PSA International, was granted a licence to develop a new container port in Vietnam's Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, with the view of turning it into a major shipping hub for Indochina.
  • Samsung Heavy, Daewoo win US$2.37b LNG tanker orders
    SOUTH Korean shipbuilders have won huge oders to build liquefied natural gas carriers valued at US$2.37 billion, as analysts forecast a tripling of global demand for LNG by 2020.
  • China shipbuilders' profit margin trebles over 3 years to 10%
  • 16 carriers plan to raise Europe-Asia rates from March

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2007
  • NYK and Panalpina agree on global co-operation
  • Cosco Logistics to take over Aucma's RDCs
  • Fast track customs clearance boosts Fuzhou's 2006 box volume
  • Hebei ports handle 332m tons of cargo in 2006
  • Beihai to build Tieshan port branch railway line
  • DRS Logistics to build warehouses in 6 Indian cities
  • US Port of Vancouver Commission approves plan for major growth
  • NWMTA new office bearers
  • Air New Zealand 'surprised' by allegations of price fixing
  • Indian airfreight shippers look to ocean going options to cut costs
  • Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport to host international forum in 2010

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2007
  • World's top 10 shipping lines raise global market share to 60 pc
  • CKYH Alliance plans new E. Med routes
  • DP World makes major foray into China
  • Cosco & CMA CGM to launch joint West Asia-Med service
  • Maersk takes delivery of new vessel
  • TBS Commercial & V.Ships form JV
  • Shipowners pay $ 3 bn for used vessels in Jan.
  • Aktiv Group launches first freight payment bond for China market
  • OOCL revenue rises by 5.6 pc in 2006
  • GAC Shanghai gains WOFE status
  • MOL to upgrade CSW service
  • Lines revise bunker charges
  • K Line , China Shipping launch Europe-S. America service
  • Seaworld Group opens another empty box depot at D Node
  • US investors making beeline for India
  • India, Iceland MoU to tap marine wealth soon
  • Iran Minister seeks JVs with India
  • WTO rules against US imposition of anti-dumping duty on shrimp
  • Gulf's appetite for Indian food may increase
  • IT services exports fetch $ 23.6 bn
  • MoS keen on SCI-Mazagon Dock-Major Ports JV to meet dredging needs
  • Port workers defer strike plan
  • PPT draws up major plan to double handling capacity in 5 years
  • Mundra Port establishes new performance benchmarks
  • Mangalore-Hassan rail link boosts freight movement at NMP
  • Vizag Port continues setting new handling records
  • CONCOR handling Rlys' bulk export cargo at DRT-CFS
  • GDP growth for 2005-06 revised upwards to 9 pc
  • 1st privately-owned textile park materialising near Ahmedabad
  • Countdown to the Budget session

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Ex-Panalpina head Sidler joins EGL Eagle Global Logistics
  • Panama Canal proposes new pricing system
  • BAWC revenues down
  • Kombiverkehr with nightly Duisburg/Wuppertal-Nuremberg services

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Maritime Global Netweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Panama set to change Canal pricing
  • MSC Napoli fuel removal "almost complete"
  • Increased expenses hit Odfjell
  • Neptune LNG Project to get licence

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Korean yards book more LNG ship orders

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Port of Vancouver eyes purchase of Alcoa/Evergreen Aluminum property
  • Arild Iversen named Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics CEO
  • Portland Airport noise committee schedules public meeting for Feb. 8
  • Government dredges take over Columbia River deepening work
  • Royal Bank of Scotland funds purchase of OOIL terminals

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 6, 2007
  • Navios swoops up Kleimar for $165m
    ACQUISITION propels the Angeliki Frangou-led company into the capesize sector for the first time.
  • Navios ready to jump ship to the NYSE
  • Qatar Gas builds up giant LNG fleet
    QATAR Gas orders four 210,000 cu m ships worth almost $1bn from Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering.
  • More BW Offshore targets merger with Advanced Production
    BW Offshore is seeking to merge with Advanced Production & Loading to gain access to its submerged turret and mooring systems.

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Pan Canal plan shows steep toll rise
    PANAMA CITY 05 February ' Panama Canal tolls are to increase by an average of 10% a year until 2009, under the new rate plan announced on Friday by the canal authority (ACP).
  • Maersk ship holed, spills oil
    THE 1,645-teu Maersk Vienna struck a berth at Baltiysk terminal at Kaliningrad yesterday, holing the vessel, rupturing a fuel tank and spilling fuel into the water
  • Probe launched into fast cat collision
    THE fast ferry Sea Express I collided with the Greek bulk carrier Alaska Rainbow in thick fog on Saturday morning as the ferry was approaching the UK port of Liverpool
  • CalMac launches cadet scheme
    SCOTTISH Executive-controlled ferry operator Caledonian MacBrayne has launched an officer cadet programme for the first time in its 150-year history
  • ASRY invests for growth
    WORK has started on the construction of a new slipway at the Arab Shipbuilding & Repair Yard in Bahrain
  • Navios Maritime buys Kleimar
    NAVIOS Maritime Holdings has moved to secure a foothold in the Capesize sector by acquiring Belgian bulk carrier operator Kleimar
  • Iversen appointed CEO at WWL
  • Cruise 'Wave Season' worries grow
  • Overhaul for Pan Canal cruise tolls
  • Two-day tow after ferry engine stops
  • Nordkapp passengers arrive at Ushuaia
  • Churchill calls need approved vessels
  • DPW faces Indian legal concern
  • NYK signs 24-year COA with Baosteel

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Customs gets 8% budget increase
    DHS proposal hikes spending by Customs and Border Protection by nearly $800 million to $10.2 billion.
  • Federal port spending not enough, say port officials
  • Bush asks $67B for transport
  • New box ship orders dry up
  • Budget office says scan-all will cost $160 million
  • New Wilmington cranes damaged in dredge collision
  • UPS orders Boeing long-range freighters
  • Crews salvage Napoli boxes
  • NYK in 24-year charter for China ore
  • FedEx launches long-haul LTL
  • PSA wins Vietnam port deal

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • PSA gains approval for US$200m Vietnam port project
    PSA International will build its first terminal in Vietnam in Vung Tau with joint-venture partner Saigon Port with the first phase to be operational in 2009.
  • Analysts shake off fear of over-capacity
    Investment bank Credit Suisse lifted the ratings of several Asian container lines today, saying freight rates had bottomed and forecasting an up-cycle to begin in 2008, Reuters reports.
  • Australian union resists terminal competition
  • PSA agreement on Gwadar Port to be signed tomorrow
  • New South Wales makes another try for Newcastle terminal
  • South Korea plans co-operation with smaller ports in China and Japan
  • CN increasing capacity at Toronto intermodal terminal
  • Tschudi Shipping consolidates acquisitions, with Benelux bureau
  • Final environmental documents filed for Seattle T-30 "reactivation"
  • FastShip aims to capture 1.8% of Transatlantic seafreight, with 4-day service

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Ukraine grain rot
    Ukraine looks likely to relent only marginally on export restrictions that have bulkers waiting and cancelling at Odessa.
  • Navios wins Kleimar
    Angeliki Frangou forks out $166m to add Belgian COA shipping specialist to Nasdaq quoted venture.
  • 'Two tough tanker years'
    Brokerage McQuilling says VLCC rates will dip below break-even in 2009 before single-hull scrapping gets serious.
  • TS Marine inks duo
    Astilleros Huelva yard in Spain to build two subsea decommissioning ships for UK owner.
  • GAC scores LNG contract
    BG has awarded port agency group GAC a contract to provide hub and port agent services for its LNG fleet.
  • RCCL slides on fuel
    Annual profit drops 11% at Royal Caribbean as bunker prices and marketing expenses soar.
  • Esvagt lands Statoil ships
    AP Moller-Maersk unit to supply two newbuildings for emergency response work.
  • Goodearth denies HSL bid
    Indian owner says it has "no designs" on domestic yard which is building its new bulkers.
  • Dyvik leads WW shake-up
    New finance and logistics chiefs at Wilh Wilhelmsen, while deputy boss Sjur Galtung has a little less on his plate.
  • BW Offshore wants APL
    Oslo-listed FPSO owner seeking takeover of turret mooring systems manufacturer.
  • Jack Maybank dead
    Founder of US break-bulk line Maybank Shipping and pioneer of Cuban trade dies at the age of 64.
  • BE looks to Poland
    Danish Baltic islands ferry operator wants to branch out with route to Kolobrzeg.
  • Azuma looking up
    Japanese bulker owner heading for higher profit in year to 31 March as revenues grow.
  • New fund for Lloyd Fonds
    German KG to kick off six-boxship fund in March with equity of $180m as 10% increase in profit announced.
  • Sea Production in business
    Frontline's newly spun-off FPSO venture is up and running with $180m of equity.
  • Ships collide on Mersey
    Inquiry launched into collision on famous Liverpool waterway between Greek bulker and ro-pax.
  • Somali port under fire
    Islamists step up opposition to government and Ethiopian forces with rocket attack on Mogadishu port.
  • ...as it offloads tankers
    CSG sells three small products carriers for further trading as well as a handysize tanker for scrap.
  • CSG books VLOCs
    Chinese shipping giant spends large on four Very Large Ore Carriers at Guangzhou Longxue.
  • PSA gets Vietnam go ahead
    Singapore port operator has got the green light to develop its first terminal project in Vietnam.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • British transport minister defends "MSC Napoli" grounding
  • UASC's profits down in 2006, expansion continues
  • NYK wins iron ore contract with Bao Shan
  • UPS orders 27 Boeing 767-300ER freighters
  • U.S. international air cargo up 6.4% in 2006
  • CN boosting container-handling capacity at Toronto intermodal terminal
  • BNSF sets weight limits for containerized grain
  • H.R. 1 comes with hefty price tag
  • China tea exports flourish
  • Southern California logistics rail center gets exploratory go-ahead
  • Blocked port deal has hurt foreign investors, DP World lawyer says
  • China shipbuilding volume grew 20%
  • Hutchison starts Ecuador port concession
  • PSA moving into Vietnam with joint venture terminal project
  • Sea Launch platform survives explosion
  • Cranes damaged during delivery to Wilmington, N.C.
  • Port of Vancouver to purchase aluminum smelter site
  • BG LNG Services selects GAC for hub agency contract
  • Fraser River port fixing rock wall to reduce dredging needs

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Temporary repairs to Nordkapp
    Inspection by divers has revealed several gashes in the bow section on the Hurtigruten cruise vessel Nordkapp caused by a ...
  • Norwegian frigate refused clearance
    One of Norway's new frigates, the Fridtjof Nansen, has been refused clearance to sail because the crew's fire fighting skills ...
  • MSC Napoli insurance claims may reach USD 100 million
    Insurance claims for cargo lost in the MSC Napoli accident may reach USD 100 million, British papers speculate. Insurance companies ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 5, 2007
  • Tesoro scoops up Shell refinery
    Refining and marketing company expanding operations with refinery and terminal purchase.
  • Double-digit growth predicted for global shipping
    Growth in Asia and Middle East boosting demand for shipping and port expansion.
  • Singapore's carbon footprint skewed by bunkers
    Report puts Singapore per capita energy consumption near top of list and above US.
  • ARA market holds firm
  • Cruise vessel in Antarctic pollution alert
    Fuel leaks into water during transfer to reduce spill risk following grounding.
  • Bunker oil slick spotted
    The Philippine Coast Guard find bunker oil in a mangrove area in Palawan.
  • Titan seeks calmer seas
    Titan CEO seeks to reduce earnings volatility and to address concerns regarding its single-hulled vessels ahead of MARPOL regulation.




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