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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 14, 2007
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  • Bangladesh to privatise port ops
    BANGLADESH's interim government is to privatise operations at the country's main port to free it from union control and improve efficiency after a series of crippling strikes, a port official said.
  • Panama project marks PSA's first port investment in Americas
    PSA International yesterday made a formal announcement of its plans to build and operate a container terminal at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal.
  • Lines urged to pay toll for using Malacca Strait
    SHIPPING companies should pay a cent for each tonne they transport through the Malacca Strait to help maintain one of the world's busiest sea lanes, a major provider of funding to the route said yesterday.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 14, 2007
  • PSA to build, operate container terminal at Panama Canal mouth
  • Safmarine adds capacity and China calls to Safari service
  • Kuehne + Nagel profit rises 46pc in 2006
  • APL joins MSC, MOL on USEC-ECSA trade, scraps Nasa, Tango lines
  • Chittagong moves decisively to chop turnarounds in half
  • DP World to pour US$2b into India box terminals
  • Schenker and BAX Global to launch Schenker India Pvt
  • Hactl sees tonnage grow 6.1pc in February
  • Kuehne + Nagel profit rises 46pc in 2006
  • US airlines see January international airfreight shipments rise 2.1pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 14, 2007
  • CSAV Norasia to operate ABS service independently
  • Seaways Group commences coastal box movement from VCT to Kolkata for RINL (VSP)
  • Sugar export quota finds few takers
  • Fieo's India Expo-2007 opens in Moscow
  • India emerges largest supplier of pepper to US in Jan.
  • Ban on export of pulses extended
  • Aqua industry angles for disease-resistant shrimp imports
  • Operations begin at ABGKCT with calling of m.v. OEL Victory
  • UK offers to help develop ports, terminals & related facilities
  • Women's day celebrated at MbPT
  • Foreign cos to build gas pipeline in India
  • Industrial production posts 10.9 pc growth in Jan.
  • Illinois team here on business

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • NOL joint venture to operate Chinese container terminal
  • ANA orders Boeing B777s and accelerates fleet renewal
  • Bulgaria: BDZ to exit Bulkombi
  • Latvia: LDZ Cargo to take over all railfreight
  • Kuehne and Nagel sets another record in 2006

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • IMO reacts to Barrot "brake" jibe
  • ITF in HIV/AIDS initiative
  • UK ponders race pay changes
  • Top law firm gets Panama contratct

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 14, 2007
  • Georgia and South Carolina plan new bi-state port
  • Lloyd's Register introduces new coatings notation
  • Merchant mariner files lost

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Malacca Strait user fee debate hots up
    JAPAN and Malaysia step up call for direct contributions but shipowners reject idea of a fee.
  • Malaysian owners call for mandatory Malacca security funding
  • Erika court rebukes former executive for outburst
    SHIP'S former technical manager accuses French authorities of looking for 'heads to cut off'.
  • Transpacific lines heading for choppy waters
    TRANSPORT economist predicts dip in box volumes in response to falling US house sales and prices.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Grimaldi in Amsterdam collision
    Grimaldi Naples' ro-ro/container vessel Repubblica di Venezia is reported to have been in collision with the bulk carrier New Venturer 1 on Saturday in the North Sea Canal between the Dutch ports of Amsterdam and Ymuiden
  • Unions reject Smit talks
    ATTEMPTS by Smit Harbour Towage Rotterdam managers to reopen negotiations with the company's workers have been rejected by union leaders
  • Cracks send ageing ferry to dock
    AN 80-year-old ferry has been taken out of service in Washington State due to cracks in hull plating
  • Mariner documents lost in transit
  • Wreck issues still unresolved
  • Hamburg abandons HHLA tender
  • MOL to merge ferry operators
  • MSC puts Fairway out of action
  • PSA announces Panama venture
  • US states end bickering over Jasper

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Container charter rates rebound
    Daily charter rates for vessels of 2,000- to 3,500-TEUs have risen by 12 to 14 percent over the past three months, says Clarkson.
  • Senate kills proposal to reroute hazmat materials
  • Shipper groups oppose Panama Canal toll hikes
  • U.S., Canada expand open-skies cargo services
  • U.S. law firm to handle Panama Canal expansion
  • Washington state ports move ahead on cooperation
  • More delays for Vancouver
  • Protest by dockworkers could jam Port of Hamburg
  • Russian cargo airline orders new-era 747s
  • Balky N.Y. bridge blocks ExpressRail plans
  • Protesters arrested at Tacoma port

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Commission proposes to tackle fuel "tank tourism"
    The European Commission has announced proposals to attack differing EU levels of diesel duties, which it says reward environmentally degrading "tank tourism" and distort commercial competition between hauliers.
  • Hamburg gives in to workers' pressure and calls partial IPO for HHLA
    The Hamburg senate has agreed to a partial IPO of HHLA shares ' rather than selling 49.9% to a single investor ' following the start of a HHLA overtime ban yesterday.
  • Shenzhen's Dachan Bay phase II to be run by different investors
    Shenzhen's Dachan Bay Phase II is likely to have different developers from the neighboring Phase I, which was 65%-owned by Modern Terminals Limited.
  • Two USEC states to found joint port
  • Hamburg Süd: no additional tonnage on Asia-South America/Africa in 2007
  • Rail-Sea container transportation between Korea and Japan to start
  • TCB Group signs credit for Barcelona terminal expansion
  • PSA International formally confirms Panama port investment
  • Jakarta to limit vessel age, prompting protest

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Silversea in cruise queue
    Monaco-based cruise operator Silversea Cruises has ordered a 36,000-gt cruiseship at Italy's Fincantieri shipyard.
  • Billion-dollar order is on
    Frank Del Rio-led Oceania Cruises is splashing out $1bn on luxury cruiseships at Italy's Fincantieri shipyard.
  • Frontline offloads VLCC
    Affiliate Ship Finance International said to have fetched $42m from TMT for 17-year-old single huller.
  • Toll for Malacca?
    Nippon Foundation suggests owners pay one US cent per tonne of cargo they move through vital Asian strait.
  • Macquarie thwarted over port
    City of Hamburg now favours flotation for container terminal as it seeks to cut holding.
  • TTA aims for 10%
    Thai bulker owner expecting useful rise in profit and revenue as rates improve in 2007.
  • BC in bonding exercise
    Canadian ferry operator looks to raise $170m to spend on modernising assets.
  • MOL merges ferry ops
    MOL Ferry to swallow sister ro-ro outfit Kyushu Kyuko Ferry to cut costs.
  • Genco confirms STX charter
    Panamax Genco Vigour goes for two years to STX Pan Ocean at market-rate $29,000 per day.
  • Evergreen prevents perfect month
    Uni-Active boxship the only vessel detained after port state checks in Hong Kong in February.
  • Russian ship blaze controlled
    Six firefighting units needed to douse flames from vehicle cargo onboard vessel at Vladivostok.
  • Hull crack found in ageing ferry
    Washington State Ferries pulls 1927-built Klickitat after water ingress discovered.
  • LSC adds two bulkers
    Lithuanian Shipping buys 1990s-built bulkers from Norwegian KS, and auctions veteran.
  • At long last!
    Yang Ming secures 12 year charter of Danaos boxship two years after TradeWinds reported the deal.
  • Jutha lowers its sights
    Thai multi-purpose owner chops 2007 revenue forecast as it struggles to bring new ships into the fleet.
  • Deep Sea fixes newbuild
    Second of Norwegian owner's four platform supply ships being built at Cochin chartered to Total in Congo.
  • New port for Sri Lanka
    Chinese companies drafted in for $360m facility in Hambantota.
  • Baker's dozen
    Three months after slashing capacity Germany's Senator Line is adding a thirteenth regular service.
  • PSA wins Panama deal
    Singapore port operator has won a concession to build a container terminal in the canal zone.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Asia/Canada lines establish minimum guideline rates
  • Investors snap up shares in Hapag-Lloyd parent
  • TACA's BAF, CAF stay the same
  • ESPMC-WITASS lowers Buenaventura congestion surcharge
  • Eukor adding Chinese calls
  • U.S., Canada begin new era in air services
  • Cargolux lifting fuel surcharge
  • CSX freight train crashes in Central New York
  • Operator error blamed for 2005 derailment
  • BNSF assistance creates $1 billion in rail-area investments during 2006
  • Logistics institute to develop container port ratings
  • Famous Pacific launching air division in New Zealand
  • South Carolina, Georgia propose bi-state port authority
  • Shipowners blast Panama toll increases
  • Panama Canal Authority selects URS for environmental study
  • PSA announces new terminal in Panama
  • Long Beach mayor lobbies for environmental container fee
  • Oakland port embroiled in federal investigation
  • Red Hook's ASI obtains new business during lease dispute
  • The Axis Group moves into Sunset Park
  • DiBernardo named head of Los Angeles port marketing

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • World Shipping worried over Panama Canal toll hikes
    The International Chamber of Shipping has, supported by Bimco, Intertanko and Intercargo, submitted highly critical comments to the Panama Canal ...
  • Four operators goes for two routes
    Four Danish ferry operators are bidding for two ferry services that are open for new operators in May and October ...
  • Container vessels collided in Hamburg
    Estonian container vessel the Kurske collided with the Greek Liberia flagged container vessel the MSC Bulgaria in Hamburg on the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 13, 2007
  • Port boosts environmental role
    Chief scientist promoted to new position as port gives high-level focus to clean air.
  • Oil dumping fined in Australia
    Successful prosecution of Panamanian car carrier reported by another vessel.
  • Return to Praxis
    Former broker returns to take up position in management team.
  • Marine lubes and additive companies in supply deal
    Chevron Fuel & Marine Marketing to complement global marine lubricants product line with fuel additives from Infineum.
  • ARA market defies soft crude
  • Cargoes arrive to ease Hong Kong supply squeeze
    Prices soften as shortage of 380 cst alleviated.
  • OPEC leaves output options open
    Cartel would be 'flexible' at its Thursday meeting on oil production for the coming months.
  • Singapore: Transocean Oil buys Titan barges
    Singapore bunker supplier acquires three single-hulled barges at a 'fair price.'

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