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The Business Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
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  • Port bottlenecks worry miners in W Australia
    PORT bottlenecks are being raised as a potential impediment to the expansion of Western Australia's multi-billion dollar minerals sector.
  • Malaysia to beef up patrols in piracy-prone Malacca Strait
    MALAYSIA's coast guard is to step up air and sea patrols of the piracy-prone Malacca Strait and increase its staff by thousands, a report said on Tuesday.
  • Daewoo Ship union plans strike over stake sale
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co workers voted to stop work at the world's third-largest shipyard by backlog unless they are guaranteed a say in the planned sale of a stake by the company's biggest shareholder.
  • Jebel Ali Port to expand cargo capacity by 10%
  • Rescuers save storm-hit ship crew
  • US$1.47b new orders in January from Greek shipowners

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
  • Four shipping industry giants to be shareholders of Yangshan 3rd phase
  • Philippines' 2GO Express abandons containers for ro-ro
  • NYK Line wins Samsung electronics award
  • Panama Canal to raise tolls to US$54 per TEU in May, rising to $72 in '09
  • Canadian truckers slam US over new border fees
  • Arild Iversen to be CEO of Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
  • China Southern launches 757 Kathmandu service
  • Qantas denies safety short cut charges from unions
  • Double honours for Aramex at Emirates SkyCargo Award ceremony

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
  • Curtain rises today on CTL-IMEX 2007
  • L&T to set up shipbuilding yard for small vessels
  • Valentines abroad to sport a million TN roses
  • India-Pakistan-Iran gas pipeline may become a reality
  • Nashik grapes in great demand abroad
  • Duty-free wheat imports touch 8 lakh tonnes
  • PPT likely to float tenders for 2 berths in 2-3 months
  • DP World mantra is safe conduct at work and home
  • DRS Logistics to build warehouses in 6 cities
  • Indian to start freighter services from July
  • FIPB clears Indonesian co's investment plans in Nandigram SEZ
  • BHEL bags big Bangla deal
  • AEZ for cashew planned in Tamil Nadu
  • Govt needs to raise $ 130 bn for infrastructure projects: Montek
  • Singapore unhappy over SEZ stand-off
  • Food processing industry seeks 10-year tax holiday
  • Forex reserves swell to $ 179.052 bn

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
  • Berger new Planzer airfreight manager
  • PSA in Vietnam port project
  • LAN lending Varig money
  • Crossrail strengthening trans-Alpine rail services

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Maritime Global Netweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • "Shipping nervous over Panama tolls": ICS
  • MOL's safety centre
  • Mizuho Bank gets Panama contract
  • Bad weather hits MSC Napoli salvage
  • USCG authorisation for LR
  • ICS rejects Intertanko distillate fuel proposal
  • Good start for Imarex NOS
  • Big deal for Ulstein
  • Awilco HT and Blystad get together

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • Aker Philadelphia to build more tankers
  • Bill introduced to implement MARPOL Annex VI
  • Another merger in heavy lift shipping
  • ICS urges goals for ship air emission cuts

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute inks lease for Port of Bellingham facility
  • Navios Maritime purchasing Belgian shipping company
  • Washington State Ferries plans series of tariff meetings
  • Port of Everett taps Heller as new chief administrative officer
  • American Commercial Lines boosting wages, looking to hire

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 8, 2007
  • Navios beats drum for dry bulk shipping
    NAVIOS Maritime Holdings chairperson and chief executive Angeliki Frangou says that shipping is a guaranteed goldmine for investors.
  • Cantor gives Navios the thumbs up
  • Brussels rejects US-style box checks
    THE European Union will not post Customs officials in the ports of its trading partners when it rolls out its own version of the US '24-hour' rule.
  • Retailers blast 100% container inspections
    AMERICAN retailers are urging the Senate to reject the 100% inspection of US-bound boxes in foreign ports.

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • MSC Napoli salvage interrupted
    SALVORS working to remove containers from the beached MSC Napoli on the UK south coast have relocated the shuttle barge back to Portland port ahead of poorer weather
  • UASC discusses Iraqi issues
    UNITED Arab Shipping Co is in talks with the Iraqi government regarding the company's role and operational issues at Iraqi ports
  • TECO Transport in play
    TECO Energy confirmed that it is exploring the possible sale of its US-flag bulk shipping unit, with Morgan Stanley retained to evaluate strategic opportunities
  • Hanjin opens yard training centre
  • USS Partners earnings slashed
  • US Congress reconsiders Marpol VI
  • Germany cruises towards 1M mark
  • Erika trial starts Monday
  • Ofer raises stakes in Hanjin
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Bulker crew lifted to safety
  • PSA signs Gwadar concession

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • PierPass: Trucker earnings on the rise
    Survey finds harbor drivers making more round-trips since extended gate program was initiated at Port of Los Angeles-Long Beach in 2005.
  • Weak peak hits Pacer sales
  • Senate panel proposes all-scan for belly air cargo
  • Hanjin deploys new ships on Asia-Europe trade
  • Project cargo freight rates booming
  • Apparel groups push for Malaysia trade pact
  • EGL buyout hits snag
  • Mizuho Bank named financial advisor for Panama expansion
  • Grikitis to head Intermarine
  • Bulgaria to privatize fleet
  • Concor suspends Nepal trains

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • PSA switches attention to second Pacific Panama proposal
    PSA Corp has switched its attention from a proposed megaport on Panama's Pacific coast to a smaller project at PIMPSA's bunker facility at the former US Navy base, Rodman.
  • 2010 may see major new Flushing box terminal
    Widespread political interest has been sparked in a proposed deepsea container terminal in Flushing, which could be realised far more quickly and cheaply than the controversial Westerschelde Container Terminal.
  • Charter rates pause in upward trajectory
  • Nepali civil unrest prompts container-rail service suspension
  • SIPG aims US$426m net profit in 2007
  • Patchy economy prompts Toll NZ to issue growth warning
  • Vancouver rewards clean-fuel ships
  • Hanjin to reshuffle vessels with the arrival of two 6,500 teu ships
  • Maersk to launch Korea/China/Japan service
  • News analysis: Third Flushing box-terminal project strengthens challenge to Rotterdam influence

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • APL to buy Danaos ships
    APL has exercised options to buy two ships for $88m from John Coustas's Danaos Corp.
  • Zim master walks
    Alabama judge decides four months already served in jail is punishment enough on neglect count in boxship-crane accident.
  • Bulgaria-Greece pipeline deal
    Politicians have inked a long-mooted deal to pipe crude oil out of the Black Sea and avoid the crowded Bosporus.
  • Heavy-lift six-pack
    Cosco Dalian Shipyard has won a $296m order for six heavy-lift ships for Sino-Polish joint venture Chipolbrok.
  • Navibulgar sale moves closer
    Bulgarian government to invite shipowners and managers to bid for 70% stake in state-owned operator.
  • Solvang still falling
    Norwegian gas carrier owner sees 2006 profit drop on higher costs and lower revenues.
  • PSA wins 40-year term
    Singapore ports operator moves in long-term at Gwadar in Pakistan.
  • Chevron lends a hand
    US oil company offering long-term charters to Nigerian owners to support fleet expansion.
  • Teco on the sales block?
    Florida bulk and barge operator hires investment bank Morgan Stanley to explore disposal.
  • ACL to hire 400
    Barge and shipyard owner offers workers 11% rise as part of rapid growth plan.
  • ASL builds earnings
    Increased shiprepair contracts, higher charter rates and delivery of expensive units boost profit at Singapore yard.
  • Ulstein lands biggest contract
    Norwegian shipbuilder to build well-intervention vessel worth $133m.
  • Cecon orders four in Canada
    Order of offshore quartet by Norwegian owner at Quebec's Davie Yards to include two options.
  • Share deal good for CSCL
    Hong Kong-listed boxship line's stock price jumps after it reveals vague details of possible acquisition.
  • Aker grabs Magellan MOU
    Memorandum of understanding signed with Norwegian yard for Residential Cruise Line's $650m vessel.
  • Odfjell tanker adrift off Seychelles
    Tug on its way to tow chemical tanker loaded with caustic soda to Durban as main engine breaks down.
  • PNSC wins tax break
    Foreign loan for new aframaxes and bulker will be spared any state tax bills.
  • Lorenzo prepares issue
    Holders of Philippines boxship owner's preferred shares converting to common stock.
  • Intermarine names Gritikis
    Former head of Asian operations will take over after death of founder.
  • Damen inks more Vietnam business
    Dutch shipyard group building multi-purpose vessel and tug through Vietnamese partners.
  • Kawasaki slows down again
    Foot taken off the gas as third quarter profit falls but revenues continue to rev up.
  • Toei losses thawing
    Japanese reefer line still in the red in first nine months, but business is improving.
  • Bulker battered off Australia
    Ten crew members rescued after ship loaded with zinc tossed around by Cyclone Nelson.
  • Daewoo faces strike
    Union plans walk-out over sell-off of Korean shipyard group.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • China Shipping adds 5th 9,600-TEU ship, share price surge baffles
  • Hanjin gets two more high-speed 6,500-TEU vessels
  • Grikitis named Intermarine CEO
  • Weather hinders but doesn't stop Hyundai vessel
  • MOL opens safety center
  • Canada, Japan expand air services agreement
  • Avion Aircraft Trading commits to six A330-200 Freighters
  • United refinances bankruptcy loan
  • Lufthansa Cargo Center tonnage up 4.5%
  • ECS expands to Dubai
  • Envirotainer monitors temperature-sensitive air shipments
  • TAPA offers reduced fees for new South Africa chapter
  • Kansas City Southern posts $35.7 million profit in 4th quarter
  • Exporters urged to hold off using 2007 tariff codes
  • TNT Freight Management sale complete
  • DHL building European mail-order distribution center in Ludwigsau
  • Kuehne + Nagel signs contract with Black & Decker in Thailand
  • Ingenico opts for Kuehne + Nagel as global logistics partner
  • Clayco starts building St. Louis distribution center
  • Realtor selects DHL
  • ASM boss warns of looming British customs disaster
  • L.A.-Long Beach after-hours gate program benefits truckers, terminals
  • Long Beach carriers cut dockage fees through green program
  • Tacoma port volumes flat
  • Copenhagen Malmö Port's cargo volume rises 10% in 2006

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • Growing cruise sector contribution to European economy
    In 2005, the cruise sector contributed with EUR 8.3 billion to the European economy. This is expected to grow to ...
  • Plan of action for Norway's martime industry
    The Norwegian government has announced a plan of action for the maritime industry to be introduced this spring. The plan ...
  • Deltamarin and V.Ships establish joint venture
    The naval architecture and marine engineering group Deltamarin and the passenger ship management company V.Ships Leisure have formed a joint ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2007
  • 'Wild ride' in bunker market puts suppliers at risk
    18 months of rising bunker prices have taken their toll with bad debts accumulating.
  • Traders on buying spree in Rotterdam
    Arbitrage gathers momentum as West/East spread remains wide.
  • Shipping association warns against hasty anti-pollution rules
    Rules to cut sulphur emissions should not inadvertently lead to an increase in greenhouse gases, says ICS.
  • Strong prospects for container lines
    Share prices surge as investment bank says downturn is over for container shipping lines.
  • Price hikes unlikely to hurt Canal traffic
    High bunker prices and strong charter rates mean Panama Canal will remain cost effective.
  • Rotterdam market expected to remain firm
  • Cold US weather supports oil prices
    Crude oil prices settled near $59 per barrel as demand for US heating fuel climbs.
  • Horizon to expand again on strong demand
    Singapore's Horizon Terminal will add another 250,000 m' of storage space by end-2007.

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