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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 8, 2007
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  • Germanischer Lloyd designs new Panamax boxship
    PANAMA's historic US$5.3 billion expansion of its 93-year-old canal, which will double its capacity, will redefine what 'Panamax' means, with one classification society already touting a new design for one of the first new Panamax container ships.
  • Cosco plans to add more crude and LNG carriers
    CHINA's top shipping firm, China Ocean Shipping Co or Cosco, plans to nearly double its crude carrying capacity to some eight million deadweight tonnes by 2010 from the current 4.5 million dwt, a senior executive said.
  • Qingdao Port plans share float in China or HK this year
    CHINA's fifth largest port, Qingdao Port, aims to float shares on the domestic or Hong Kong market this year to expand its container business, its chairman said on Tuesday.
  • Coal and ore ship rates may rise on Aussie congestion
  • Torm 2006 pretax profit down 19%
  • Fonterra lobbying govt to oppose NZ ports merger

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 8, 2007
  • Maersk launches 11,000-TEU containership
  • Zim expected to buy 10,000-TEU containerships
  • Quzhou customs starts operation
  • Kuehne + Nagel opens new logistics hub in Melbourne
  • Hanjin Shipping signs MoU to set up JV box terminal in Vietnam
  • NZ truckers bemoan rising congestion at Ports of Auckland
  • TNT Express wins Metro Finance's first business award for express services
  • Cathay 2006 net profit soars 24pc on record freight volume and revenue
  • Jade Cargo takes delivery of third B747-400ERF
  • PIA banned from flying to EU unless it uses their B777s

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 8, 2007
  • GE Shipping takes delivery of modern Capesize dry bulk carrier
  • Capacity on Far East-Europe trade projected to grow
  • Finnish SMEs to invest euro 200 m in India
  • Ore export operations grind to halt
  • Onion exports cross 1 m tonnes
  • EU-India IFD (W. Region) launched
  • Ahoy! Trucks may soon come online!
  • PPP projects high on Rlys' agenda
  • SEZ developers go ahead
  • Foundation laid for Saastha Warehousing's food park in Panvel
  • DGS direction on job guarantee upsets maritime institutes
  • Delhi airport gets ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • Niraj Bajaj is IMC's President-elect, M. N. Chaini Vice-President-elect

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Qatar may ditch Airbus A350
  • PCC Rail takes part in Szczecin port operator
  • Dachser expanding in the Netherlands

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Shipping caught in Singapore, Indonesia row
  • Trailer Bridge booms
  • MOL boosts Americas services
  • Deep Sea Supply
  • MacGregor in Vietnamese JV

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • $150,000 penalty for hiding cracks in ship's deck
  • Feedback forum on lifeboats
  • FBMA Marine launches ferry for Australian owner

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Unions reach tentative deal with US freight rail companies
  • Grounding incident has Diana taking chartered vessel off-hire
  • Bonneville Dam rangers celebrate Women's History Month
  • Portland International Airport serves 300 millionth passenger
  • Trans Marine Propulsion Systems adding Tampa, Florida operation

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Brussels renews call for IMO membership
    EU transport commissioner Jacques Barrot accuses maritime industry of using the IMO as a "brake" on new legislation.
  • Brussels bid for seat at IMO collapses in political disarray
  • Parakou Shipping executive jailed for bribery
    FORMER president of Parakou Shipping's branch in Singapore, convicted of taking bribes.
  • Box Club urged to be more transparent
    LLOYD'S List editor Julian Bray writes an open letter to members of the Box Club ahead of next week's meeting in Malaysia.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Lockout threatens Argentine grain harvest
    A TRANSPORT lockout by Argentine truckers carrying the country's agricultural production to port terminals and crushing mills is starting to show its effects
  • Quintana bulks up time cover
    QUINTANA Maritime logged $12.7M in profits last year and continues to grow and lock in long-term charter coverage through its Metrobulk acquisition
  • PDVSA gets $3.5Bn financing
    VENEZUELAN state-owned PDVSA has obtained credit facilities totalling $3.5Bn from a consortium of Japanese banks and trading houses
  • US Shipping profits falter
  • Oceanaut blank cheque signed
  • HCI woos large investors
  • Drug rehab through Bimco
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Twilight pays $150,000 for deck cracks
  • MacGregor joins Nordic race to Vietnam
  • TSA chairman to chart new course
  • OSG Jones Act orders mount
  • West Coast employers optimistic on ILWU talks

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Port of Oakland posts record container volume, but loses planned China service
    The port moved 2.4 million TEUs in 2006, but tepid shipper response leads MSC to cancel planned Asia express link.
  • Danaos orders four boxships
  • U.S. air cargo climbs
  • U.S. hits India wine duties
  • Rivals unite against open-skies
  • Customs seizes $13M in counterfeit goods
  • Profit up for Descartes
  • Simatech debuts India-Gulf-Iran
  • TNT splits India unit
  • Chubb Group opens insurance Web portal
  • New scan-all amendment coming

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • News analysis: Maersk's termination of NASA sparks a round of partner changes
    Maersk Line's termination of the "NASA" North America-South America service, to throw its lot in with Hamburg Sud, has prompted service-partners MOL and APL to seek new company on the route.
  • Smit Rotterdam tug strike to last until Thursday morning
    Smit Rotterdam harbour towage crews decided this morning to extend their 24-hour strike into a 48-hour action, to end March 8 at 10:00 CET.
  • Vancouver box backlog persists
  • News analysis: Busan port revival more than a tax cut issue
  • Charter market sees short-term calm, while activity remains on the horizon
  • Transpacific carriers seek new deal with shippers
  • DP World and Concor move containers by road to Cochin Port
  • US watchdog tells Congress: "Our nation's mobility is threatened"
  • Counterfeitors have another brush with the law in toothpaste case

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • German brokerage FCJ sold
    Warburg-led consortium takes control with deal expected to close next month.
  • DSD orders aframax
    Norwegian owner goes to Japan's Sumitomo for 105,000-dwt unit set for April 2010 delivery.
  • Eukor orders PCTC giants
    Wallenius and Wilhelmsen-owned car carrier company inks 8,100-ceu units at Hyundai Heavy Industries.
  • Free at last
    The bulker Montrose is refloated off Maryland exactly one week after becoming a stick-in-the-mud.
  • Helping hand for Hanjin?
    Saudi Aramco floats possibility of more shipping business after Koreans buy stake in S-Oil.
  • Imarex seeks fresh funds
    Derivatives player unveils private placement to raise cash for more expansion.
  • Stricken bulker still sought
    Reported sighting of Greek-owned Gracia says it is partly submerged somewhere off Madagascar.
  • Celtic fights back
    Irish operator Celtic Link Ferries says it has not yet chartered a Greek ro-pax which has irked the ITF in the UK.
  • Bulker owner stung in US
    Maltese owner of Greek-operated vessel agrees in court to pay up following "grossly negligent operation" of ship.
  • Deep Sea adds anchor-handler
    John Fredriksen's offshore vessel company charters Jaya ship with purchase option.
  • TT-Line frets over Patrick sale
    Tasmanian ferry operator worried market share could collapse when ro-ro rival is sold to local consortium.
  • Russian problem for FEFC
    Containership conference pushing up emergency surcharge at St Petersburg as operational conditions worsen.
  • Oceanaut lifts off
    Excel Maritime-backed blank-cheque company completes IPO with $161m in its pocket.
  • Audit helps HCI
    KG fund reports rise in annual profits but firm remains on course for a 20% fall this year.
  • IHB in control
    Bulgarian investment company reaches 100% ownership of Varna Shipyard.
  • Vinashin eyes supplies
    Joint venture with MacGregor aims to corner Vietnamese market in marine equipment.
  • Bigger fleet boosts Quintana
    Stamatis Molaris-run bulker operation sees net profits double as fleet increases to over 20 ships.
  • MOL boosts coverage
    Japanese line adds more calls along east coast of South America with ACX launch.
  • OSG inks ATBs
    US shipowner contracts three 290,000 barrel articulated tug barges for US Jones Act trade.
  • TPC renews with NYK
    Japanese owner's contract to ship coal for Taiwan Power Co extended for another 12 months.
  • STX Pan Ocean eyes dual listing
    Singapore-listed Korean owner may tap Korea Exchange to help fund $800m in new tonnage investments.
  • Danaos orders at Jiangnan
    US-listed boxship player orders series of four 6,800-teu containerships at China's new super yard.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Analyst: Transpacific freight rates likely to climb
  • FEFC increases St. Petersburg emergency surcharge
  • Danaos orders four containerships
  • NYK continues coal transport for Taiwan Power Co
  • OSG orders three articulated tug barges
  • Efforts to move coal ship continuing
  • U.S. transport labor groups oppose EU open skies agreement
  • Foot retiring from Canadian Pacific
  • Industry groups call for U.S. export control modernization
  • Experts predict flat 2007 for economy and global trade
  • U.S., Mexico enter MOU to enhance ag trade
  • UPS, U.S. Commerce Department partner to promote exports
  • Descartes purchases two Long Beach logistics firms
  • Callahan named COO of Global Link Logistics
  • OTS Logistics Group acquires Confreight
  • EU official lobbies against 100% box exams during Washington visit
  • N.Y.-N.J.'s Arthur Kill 41-foot navigation project completed
  • N.Y.-N.J. port authority, Hudson Tank near agreement
  • Port of Felixstowe handles record container moves

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Eukor orders world's largest car carriers
    South Korean car carrier owner/operator Eukor ' controlled by Wallenius Line (40 per cent) and Wilhelmsen Lines (40 per cent ...
  • Tärntank acquires newbuilding
    Swedish shipowner Tärntank has acquired a product tanker on 10,000 DWT under construction at Selah Shipyard in Turkey. The vessel ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 7, 2007
  • Supplier rejects fuel quality alert
    Concern over 'confusion' for buyers as impact of warning widening.
  • 'Too early' to judge Fujairah fuel oil futures contract
    Market needs 'familiarisation and eduction'.
  • Cape Town still without barge
    Return of the 'Pelican' will probably be delayed.
  • Rotterdam: Smit strike continues for another 24 hours
  • New bunker facility will take three years to build
    First phase of Sri Lanka's Hambantota port project includes building a $87 million bunkering terminal.
  • Delayed cargoes aggravate HK shortage
    Fuel oil cargoes re-scheduled to arrive from March 9 onwards.
  • Singapore accredited suppliers down to 75
    Singapore-based firm has recently given up its bunkering licence.




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