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The Business Timesweb site
JUNE 6, 2007
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  • Port congestion will worsen: APL
    APL Ltd, the container shipping unit of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd, expects congestion at ports to worsen without investment in infrastructure, railways and roads.
  • Cosco Pacific keen to invest in Greek ports
    CHINA's Cosco Pacific , the world's second-largest shipping company, is keen to invest in Greek ports to take advantage of economic growth in south-east Europe, its deputy director said on Monday.
  • Greek shipowners place US$2.3b orders
    SHIPOWNERS in Greece, the biggest ship-operating nation, spent US$2.3 billion on new vessels in May, 28 per cent less than in the previous month, because they were unable to secure yard-building slots, broker George Moundreas & Co said.

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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 6, 2007
  • Cosco Pacific's hedge scheme shifts from containers to diversified ports
  • China Merchants Logistics acquire P&G transport contract
  • Work on US$104 million Xiamen logistics centre starts
  • APL targets growing East Africa market with new service
  • GES to open offices in Hanoi, Chennai and Bangalore
  • Oceania VSA alters west coast N America-Australia-New Zealand services
  • Korean Air to start budget operation within three years
  • Decartes gets Cargo 2000 certification
  • Envirotainer to increase temperature-controlled container fleet

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 6, 2007
  • APL sails into East Africa ex-Nhava Sheva with new service
  • Clarksons eyeing slice of Indian shipping pie
  • 75 pc rise in wine exports from state
  • India, Brazil aim at $ 10-bn bilateral trade by 2010
  • India blocks US move for WTO panel to probe duty on liquor
  • US asks WTO to act against industrial subsidies
  • Haldia, Cochin port connectivity projects to take more time
  • NMP deftly handles 228 pc spurt in April-May coal traffic
  • Feasibility report doubles TPT's outer harbour cost estimates
  • VPT formulates Rs 35-cr. plan to beef up rail infrastructure in Port premises
  • Nath seeks EPCs' inputs on cushioning rising rupee's repercussions
  • Ministry seeks sops for textile exporters
  • Cost of trading across Saarc borders highest in world-Fieo
  • 7-point plan to revamp integrated textile parks scheme on anvil
  • Govt aims at attracting $ 30-bn FDI in 2007-08

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • J. Robert Bray completes his career at the Virginia Port Authority on July 1
  • Team Lines to call at DCT Gdansk
  • Swiss to fly to Shanghai and Delhi
  • Toll road boom in China
  • New Geodis Wilson brand launched
  • Russian Day at Transport Logistic Fair
  • A warm welcome from the ITJ at transport logistic

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • "Shipping becoming an attractive career": BIMCO president
  • HFC ban looms
  • ITF activists visit vessels
  • MOL holds top level safety and training meeting

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • Port of Spain pilots get fast RIB
  • Another $191.1 million for DDG 1000
  • FMS award for MTU Detroit Diesel
  • Wartsila wins orders for 82 cm bore engines

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • BV listing marks breakthrough for class sector
    BUREAU Veritas will become the first classification society to operate as a quoted company.
  • Paris listing for BV
  • ABS fails in bid to dismiss Prestige case
    US judge rules against class society's motion to dismiss lawsuit brought by Spain.
  • Cobelfret swoops for Ferryways
    BELGIUM operator adds Ostend-UK company to its ever-expanding portfolio.
  • Sister is doing it for herself
    APM Terminals is distancing itself from its sister company to become a true common user ports business.
  • BIMCO's Asian focus
    THE choice of Hong Kong as a venue for BIMCO'S meeting is yet another recognition of its global outreach.

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Fairplayweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • ABS denied Prestige dismissal bid
    NEW YORK 05 June ' A New York District Court judge has denied ABS' call to have Prestige case damage claims dismissed because of Spain's failure to preserve electronic evidence
  • EU transhipment under threat
    A warning that EU transhipment trade could be hit by Customs initiatives was given by an industry body developing software to deal with the changes
  • Constant & Constant agrees takeover
    LONDON-based law firm Constant & Constant, which has a strong presence in the Greek market, has been snapped up by TLT Solicitors
  • Canadian pipelines undercutting tankers
    THE growing impact of Canadian crude oil as a counterbalance to US tanker imports has been underlined by another major pipeline proposal
  • Dutch inspections 'take too long'
    DUTCH owners believe the length of time taken by the Netherlands Shipping Inspectorate to process registration and recruitment documentation is hindering growth
  • EU ministers set out probe principles
    EU transport ministers meet on Friday to agree on a proposal for a directive setting out the principles governing the investigation of maritime accidents
  • Revolution hits Brazilian ports
  • Panama opens management tender
  • Oman braces for worst storm
  • Cobelfret takes over Ferryways
  • Germans back clean air initiative
  • Cosco warns against oversupply

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • China spending targets rail development
    Beijing to spend millions to help move containers from gateway ports such as Shangshai (left), to critical inland destinations.
  • UN chief backs Panama plan
  • Shanghai, Savannah to track boxes
  • Japan plans deepest box terminal
  • Evergreen adds trans-Pac ship
  • DP World wins Senegal contract
  • Kuehne & Nagel extends Mexican border brokerage network
  • IATA doubles profit forecast
  • Japan, EU in customs pact
  • TSA files India addendum
  • Oceania vessel lines to upgrade Australasia services

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • NYK start Liner service from Asia to Tunisia and Morocco via Grand Alliance link.
  • More growth in China for Russian FESCO Transport Group
  • FEFC carriers hike up Asia / Europe rates ' correction
  • ASM casts doubt on new EU customs regulations
  • Federal mediator seeks end to CP Rail strike

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • Winging it
    Finlay was a blabber, Sjaastad was serious and Pickering profane, or so says the "so-so" Richard Wingfield.
  • Kiwi connection
    Key Stolt figure Richard Wingfield makes his points with Philly judge by remote from Auckland, denies running price-fixing ring beyond March 2002.
  • Paragon goes public
    Private equity shareholders in Michael Bodouroglou's Paragon Shipping are selling their stakes to the public.
  • Meba wins LNG jobs
    Another US maritime union has won jobs for its members in LNG shipping.
  • Teekay sells tanker and a half
    Teekay is taking $160m off of its Teekay Offshore Partners spinoff in exchange for one and a half shuttle tankers.
  • Dismissal is sunk
    The defendant is back on the defensive after a US judge rejected an ABS bid to dismiss Spain's billion-dollar Prestige lawsuit.
  • Box lines counter costs
    EMERA and IPBCC members raising rates in response to higher expenses, delays and congestion.
  • Cobelfret buys Ferryways
    Belgian owner snaps up MSC-linked UK to Begium ro-ro operation.
  • Zero for Solstad
    Norwegian owner fails to win single share in rival Rem Offshore following hostile takeover bid.
  • Another magic pipe
    Athenian Ship Management bulk carrier detained in US last month with an oily-water separator bypass.
  • Cosco to build in Dalian
    Chinese group wins deal for new shipyard to supplement Cosco Dalian.
  • Denmark mum on Danica White
    Owner and foreign ministry keeping counsel as ship held off Somalia apparently spotted at pirate port.
  • RCL inks feeders in China
    Thai intra-Asian liner operator snaps up pair of 1,019-teu ships with very early delivery dates.
  • Stowaway ship held in Korea
    Six-hour air and sea chase ends in vessel's detention after 88 illegal immigrants found in cargo hold.
  • More bonds for BLT
    Indonesian tanker owner finds plenty of takers for its rupiah-denominated issue.
  • New terminal for Fesco venture
    Shipowner's Russian Troika cooperation with Russian Railways to build new import facility in Vladivostok.
  • APL plans India-Africa link
    Singapore-owned liner operator to launch new weekly service linking India and East Africa.
  • Euronav eyes buy
    Belgian tanker owner on the prowl for tanker acquisition having passed up shot at OMI.
  • Halim Mazmin targets purchases
    Malaysian owner in the market for four bulkers and tankers if second-hand prices ease this year.
  • Newcastle bans slowcoaches
    About 50 panamax bulkers have been blacklisted from Aussie port due to slow loading levels.

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American Shipperweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • Widdows takes case for freight infrastructure to European ministers
  • Maersk raising U.S. inland fuel surcharge
  • APL starting Indian subcontinent/East Africa link
  • Mitsubishi Heavy launches ninth 7,024-TEU vessel for Evergreen
  • Maersk Contractors sells three drilling rigs
  • Andrasick, Arntzen, Reinhart share AOTOS Award
  • Delta begins flights to Seoul, Bucharest
  • Carlyle Group acquires majority stake in rail IT provider RMI
  • U.K. government awards rail freight grants
  • Talks falter on U.S. Customs station in Canada
  • Schenker, BAX Global complete merger in Hong Kong and Macau
  • Caterpillar promotes Panama agreement
  • Multimillion-dollar fake Nike case brings more guilty pleas
  • Volkswagen Group UK renews contract with CEVA Logistics
  • ASM software project aims to comply with EU's shifting customs demands
  • Kuehne + Nagel buys Romero and McNally to extend Mexican border network
  • Crane-mounted radiation detector system enters second phase of testing

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • Stena vessels nearly ruined Fosen Mek
    The two Stena vessels built by Fosen Mek Verksteder (FMV) has been an economic catastrophe for the yard and losses ...
  • Huge Fredriksen profit on STX investment
    John Fredriksen invested a little less than USD 90.0 million to buy 13 per cent of the shares in Korean ...
  • Still no contact with Danica White
    A general warning has been sent to all Danish ships giving information about the Danica White's hijacking off the coast ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 5, 2007
  • Chile, Uruguay avails situation updated
    High seasonal demand in Chile as Uruguay saga takes another turn.
  • New supply option in Mexico available
    Supplier opening new blending facility to meet expanding demand.
  • Bunker company in storage joint-venture
    Antwerp bunker company involved in acquisition of Vopak terminal.
  • Bunker hub suspends operations
    Fujairah hit by tropical cyclone, suppliers waiting for instructions.
  • Chemoil indicates size of its Fujairah ambitions
    CEO says a 25-30% market share would be 'good'.
  • Middle East fuel oil cargo price slides
    Players say market may be returning to normal after months of tight supplies.
  • Rotterdam market firms
  • DNVPS stands by its bunker alerts in Thailand
    Fuel testing company repeats claim that samples showed high levels of Aluminium and Silicon.
  • MOL stops lifting of 180 cst in Thailand
    Japanese liner cautious over 'off-spec cases'.
  • China conducts largest ever oil spill exercise
    More than 500 people in the drill off the port city of Qinghuangdao.
  • Philippine to establish oil spill fund
    New act comes 10 months after the country's worst fuel oil spill.
  • S Korea prices drop on improved supply
    Bunker demand expected to stay moderate in the short term.

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