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The Business Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 12, 2007
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  • Hanjin Heavy opens training centre in Subic Bay
    ANTICIPATING a shortage in skilled shipyard workers, Korean shipbuilder Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction has formally opened a US$5 million skills development centre at the Subic Bay Industrial Park.
  • DP World gets approval to build container port in China
    DUBAI Ports World has received approval to build a container port in China, a news report said, a year after the United Arab Emirates company's planned purchase of US port operations caused a political uproar.

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 12, 2007
  • MOL, "K" Line see profits tumble despite higher revenue
  • Mainland posts top 10 container ports in 2006
  • House of Fraser turns to Kuehne + Nagel for furniture deliveries
  • Indian intermodal licence application response disappoints
  • CMA CGM offers S America, Persian Gulf, India service via the Cape
  • Dragonair ramps up services for Lunar New Year, summer schedules
  • Hactl posts 0.4pc increase in January tonnage
  • UPS orders 27 Boeing 767-300ER freighters

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 12, 2007
  • Global container shipping downturn seen bottoming out
  • ICS forms panel to promote Mumbai chapter
  • Improved, effective hinterland linkages vital to expand port capacities-Baalu
  • Golden era of infrastructure development has dawned, asserts Dr Kelkar
  • DRS Logistics acquires Dilip Road Lines
  • Integrated approach to capacity creation in logistics sector emphasised

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Ruedi Reisdorf celebrating 80th birthday tomorrow
  • Hutchison Whampoa new port of Manta operator
  • Finnair boosting services to India and China
  • Record for SBB Cargo...
  • ...and a record for Railion too

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Maritime Global Netweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • HK owners blast ICS fuel policy
  • Samskip boss gives US$14.5m to charity
  • Euro shippers and lines talk - but not about conferences
  • "K" Line's green flag

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 11, 2007
  • Carnival in Spanish joint venture plan

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Tsakos Energy Navigation reports double-hull tanker 'touched bottom'
  • US rail freight traffic still slowed by winter weather
  • Odyssey Maritime Discovery Center holding annual Career Day event
  • Coast Guard Cutter POLAR SEA at work at McMurdo, Antarctica
  • NYK inks charter contract to ship iron ore for Bao Steel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 12, 2007
  • Calls for higher standards among pilots
    SHIPOWNERS and their insurers are pressing for higher standards for seapilots, as recent casualties bring the issue to a head.
  • France opposes plans for European Sosrep network
    INSTITUT Fran'ais de la Mer has come out against Brussels plans to set up a network of decision-makers for dealing with emergencies at sea in the EU.
  • Dispute grows over ship emission cuts
    HONG Kong Shipowners' Association reject approach proposed by International Chamber of Shipping to reduce marine air pollution.

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Ferry officer charged with manslaughter
    PORTSMOUTH 09 February ' Ship's officer Michael Hubble, 61, is facing a manslaughter charge over the death of three yachtsmen through his alleged gross negligence
  • DHT cites rising tonne-miles
    DOUBLE Hull Tankers (DHT), the ship-owning offshoot of Overseas Shipholding Group, grew 4Q profits despite lower VLCC rates
  • Parkroad enters PCTC business
    SOUTH Korea's Parkroad Corp is making its first foray into the car-carrying business, with a newly-converted PCTC in its fleet
  • Hunt for Express replacement goes on
    DESPITE searching in the UK, the Baltic and the Mediterranean, the Isle of Man Steam Packet Co has still not been able to find a replacement for its fast ferry Sea Express 1
  • Battistello threatens to leave Gioia Tauro
    CONTSHIP Italia (Eurokai-Eurogate) has threatened to close the MCT Medcenter Container Terminal transhipment facility in Gioia Tauro after a second three-day strike
  • Fake ferry captain sentenced to jail
    A NEW JERSEY man who used a fake master's licence to pilot a ferry that was involved in a minor casualty will spend five months in jail
  • European cruise market up for grabs
  • Cruise port security 'not as good as airports'
  • Chemoil to run oil terminal in UAE
  • Wunma to be towed to Weipa
  • Higher value jobs benefit Pan United

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Environmental strategies are key to U.S. port expansion plans, says Marad chief
    In smog-filled Los Angeles (left), other locations, cutting pollution is a critical factor in port expansion plans, says Sean Connaughton.
  • Matson raising China-U.S. rates
  • Downturn hits NYK profits
  • Houston opens Bayport hub
  • Finnerty, former Sea-Land executive, dies
  • TACA holds fuel charges
  • China port signs carrier trio
  • Port Everglades gets Hapag-Lloyd services
  • Werner founder steps down, son named CEO
  • CONECT elects leaders
  • Truckers, highway users team up against toll roads

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Tianjin takes a further step into transhipment business
    Three liner operators, CMA CGM, MSC and Hanjin Shipping, signed letters of intent yesterday to start transhipping cargo at Tianjin's tax-free port zone.
  • Australian audit office slams Customs failure
  • Cost and demand prompt Indian shipper switch from airfreight to seafreight
  • Houston opens Bayport terminal
  • Yang Ming Marine, Taiwan Navigation to form alliance
  • Growth prompts Shreyas Shipping to upgrade India-Pakistan service
  • Progress halted in reducing Deltaport box backlog
  • Export surge drives Vladivostok figures

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Oaktree cashing out Genco stake
    Private investor could reap more than $120m from sale of nearly half its holding in Peter Georgiopoulos' dry bulk company.
  • Tanker resale nets $13m
    Nanjing Changjiang Oil Transportation Co has sold one recently delivered products tanker.
  • Blystad bags banger
    A 25-year-old capesize bulker has brought $15m.
  • Jaanivald fleet to be sold
    Estonian owner's two ro-ros to be auctioned off to pay debts.
  • 'Buy' buoys Maersk
    A strongly favourable analyst prediction has set AP Moller-Maersk AS shares bouncing .
  • Neste earnings down
    Finnish tanker owner suffers in poorer Baltic market in 2006.
  • Ukrrichflot takes three at Aker
    Ukrainian national shipowner signs for multi-purpose trio with Aker Yards as European Bank loan pending.
  • BP finds fault again
    Oil giant owns up to third defect on hugely expensive Alaskan suezmaxes.
  • EC clears Italian scrap deal
    Government free to provide EUR 12m to help with phasing out of small single-hulled tankers.
  • Peter Finnerty dead
    Former vice-president of US boxship owner Sea-Land suffers massive heart attack at home.
  • DHT does well
    Unseasonable weather and third-quarter stockpiling fails to derail Double Hull Tankers in latest period.
  • Bourbon still growing
    French bulker and offshore vessel group piles on revenue in 2006.
  • POL-Levant snaps up cargoship
    Polish owner strikes deal with compatriot Euroafrica for 1980-built vessel.
  • Fire disables ship off Oz
    Vessel carrying ammonium nitrate towed back to Newcastle after fire wrecks electrical cables.
  • Share swaps spread to Taiwan
    Yang Ming Marine and Taiwan Navigation become latest shipowners to exchange stock.
  • Inui faces tough quarter
    Inui Steamship builds on last year's result but reaching 2006 forecast still looks a stretch.
  • Time called on Lanterman
    Holland America's 75-year-old chairman forced, finally, to hand in Carnival directorship.
  • Prosafe hits new peak
    FPSO owner has its service rig fleet to thank for its best ever annual profit.
  • Grounding scare for Tsakos tanker
    Aframax carrying 100,000 tonnes of crude damages ballast tanks in Gulf of Finalnd but no oil spill.
  • Smit breezes to bigger profit
    Dutch salvor's 2006 earnings boosted by increased towage activity due to strong winds in Europe.
  • Kyoei improves
    Better nine-month profit for Japanese VLCC owner will not be enough to beat last year's annual profit.
  • Genco profits inch up
    Peter Georgiopoulos' dry-bulk venture ups dividend to share holders as profits and revenue rise.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Japanese carriers' profits hurt by liner downturn
  • ESC, ELAA discuss documentation "problem areas"
  • APL buying back two 5,506-TEU vessels from Danaos
  • TECO mulls sale of barge business
  • Yang Ming allies with Taiwan Navigation
  • Zim captain freed in Mobile, Ala.
  • Wan Hai Lines contracts All Set Marine Lashing
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk sells rubber hose company
  • Weather forecast halts 'MSC Napoli' container salvage operation
  • NCBFAA criticizes Senate air cargo security bill
  • Volga-Dnepr, Motor Sich managing AN-124 relaunch
  • U.S. rail freight slowed by weather, weak housing and motor sectors
  • Pacer's 4th quarter profit up 5.4%
  • CN to keep rolling if conductors strike
  • Meetings begin over proposed rail line through Yuma, Calif. Area
  • Northern California train route may soon see freight trains
  • C-TPAT program to revalidate 1,200 companies in 2007
  • Four Soft relocates in Liverpool, U.K.
  • General Atlantic backs out of equity bid for EGL
  • BAX Global opens Chicago logistics campus
  • Grindrod on acquisition trail
  • Hutchison joint venture to build South China container terminals
  • Global Insight: Slow February will still best 2006 TEU counts
  • Mizuho Corporate Bank wins financial contract for Panama expansion
  • Tacoma expands WUT for Hyundai's growing business
  • Prince Rupert's breakbulk tonnage grows
  • North Carolina ports roll back wages

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • Oil tanker aground in the Gulf of Finland
    The Greek-owned crude oil tanker Propontis (116.600 DWT, owner Tsakos Energy, built 2006) ran aground in the Gulf of ...
  • Russian bunker association blacklists shipping companies
    The Russian Association of Marine and River Bunker Suppliers, formed in the summer of 2005, has drawn up a blacklist ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 9, 2007
  • US prices part ways
    Mixed market signals as Asia down but crude up.
  • Annex VI could threaten local pollution measures
    California fuel rules may be superceded by federal-level legislation.
  • Report: Shell returns to Platts window
    Major places offer on Platts Singapore fuel-oil trading window after a break of almost three months.
  • Gibraltar bunker sales dip
    Western Mediterranean hub sees bunker sales fall in 2006.
  • Barge delivery starts in South East African port
    Bunker company plans to grow Maputo operation.
  • Rotterdam market firms Friday morning
  • Hong Kong faces heavy barge congestion
    Congestion at the terminals to ease only after Chinese New Year, local bunker traders say.
  • Barge with heaters debuts in Hong Kong
    Supplier takes takes delivery of barge with heating devices to allow delivery of 500 cst bunker product.
  • East Asian ports apply holiday surcharges
    Bunker delivery surcharges to be imposed in many ports during Chinese New Year holidays.

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