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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 22, 2007
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  • Pakistan president opens Chinese-funded port
    PAKISTAN President Pervez Musharraf on Tuesday inaugurated a multi-million-dollar Chinese-funded deep sea port in south-western Baluchistan province, officials said.
  • China largest builder of commodity ships: broker
    CHINESE shipyards gained the biggest share of dry-bulk commodity ship orders for the first time in at least a decade, shipbroker Clarkson plc said.
  • Wharf 2006 underlying profit falls 5%
    WHARF Ltd, which owns real estate and ports in Hong Kong, said underlying profit fell 5 per cent in 2006 because borrowing costs increased and its cable unit paid more taxes.
  • Quotas return, Aussie coal ship queue eases
  • Forth Ports profit falls on Ocean Terminal costs

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 22, 2007
  • HK's container throughput rises 6.8pc in February
  • WTSA to raise rates US$50 per FEU for chemicals, resins, scrap plastic
  • Hanjin Shipping to diversify business portfolio on back of solid earnings
  • Yangtze dredged 4.5 metres to Wuhan to take 10,000-tonners
  • FedEx to offer next business day delivery service within China
  • Canadian Senate panel probes container port efficiency
  • US recyclers to construct office building from old containers
  • Qantas to increase regional capacity with three Boeing 717s
  • A380 tours US to test readiness of airports to handle superjumbo
  • India may dedicate airports exclusively to cargo handling

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 22, 2007
  • Team Europe keen to tap potential in India
  • Shiv Shipping Services establishes new 1-day ore discharge record at Kandla Port
  • SCI pays 85 pc per share dividend
  • Pulses import touches 18 lakh tonnes
  • India, Trinidad sign investment pact
  • Mauritius sounded on DTAA misuse for FDI inflows
  • Seminar on 'Export potential of herbal products'
  • Poultry imports banned
  • TN wants Major Port at Colachel
  • Pvt. firms fault dredging policy
  • New Mangalore Port sets new coal discharge record
  • Kulkarni urges govt to raise port staff's retirement age
  • Warehouse in Finland planned
  • Rly freight earnings up by 16 pc
  • Israel seeks expertise on metros
  • DEPB scheme may be continued
  • Commerce Ministry favours MFN status for Nathu La trade route
  • Rupees swamp UK, as pound only trickles in
  • President favours SEZs on wasteland

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • New managing director of Gondrand Hungary
  • DP World closes the sale of P&O Ports' US marine terminal operations
  • Lufthansa Cargo growing faster than the market
  • Kazakhstan railway to purchase rolling stock
  • NYK's Japan logistics subsidiaries to merge
  • ITJ Logistics Worldwide at SITL Temps Reel

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • DNV: "more accidents at sea"
  • Liberian Registry passes IMO audit
  • Mersey container terminal go-ahead
  • Ship Finance's seismic deal
  • Stolt-Nielsen accounts errors

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • OSG whistleblowers collect $47,000 each
  • USCG in record cocaine seizure
  • Offshore expansion boosts Bourbon

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • World Trade Club announces Trader of the Year award winners
  • WTSA carriers calling for chemicals, plastic scrap rate boost
  • US maritime labor supporter, Talmage E. Simpkins dies
  • Proposed settlement deal reached in pending Crowley litigation
  • Panama Canal Authority taps new Deputy Administrator

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • CMA 2007: Marine casualties on the rise, says DNV
    NORWEGIAN classification society data shows frequency of serious maritime accidents has increased since start of decade.
  • Backlog builds up as Marseilles strike prolongs
    SIXTY four ships blocked at Fos-Lavera oil and gas terminal as unions and port authority remain locked in negotiations.
  • Bourbon pledges to expel rival from Le Havre
    BOURBON chairman describes arrival of newcomer, SNRH, at port as a 'break-in'.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • Leasing plan leaves Russians sceptical
    RUSSIAN ship owners are sceptical about a leasing proposal put forward by the Ministry of Industry & Energy in Moscow to stimulate Russian shipbuilding
  • Builders reassess cheaper options
    NORTH European shipbuilders appear to be reassessing the policy of building hulls in lower-cost east European or Asian yards
  • Stena lengthenings pay off
    STENA Line expects the additional cargo capacity generated by extending two ro-pax ferries will boost freight traffic between the Netherlands and the UK
  • Venezuela is drug transit route
    SHIP operators should be alert to the risk of drugs in containers loaded in La Guaira and Puerto Cabello, as US concern mounts over the use of Venezuela by drug-smugglers
  • Stolt delays results publication
  • Birka rejects Eckero takeover bid
  • Pohjola's marine portfolio acquired
  • Dredgers oppose Delhi's new policy
  • Search launched for missing seafarers
  • Underwriters see claims level soar
  • Yantai Raffles 'transformed'
  • OPEC split over pricing: Yamani
  • Al-Qaeda in the Caribbean
  • Brittany Ferries reports good 2006

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • Cooperation with private sector key to improving port security, says Chertoff
    Homeland Security Secretary tells meeting of port executives that collaboration with private sector is needed to assure security of ports in the United States.
  • Backers of box terminal target Philadelphia food hub
  • Apollo makes EGL bid
  • Lines open N. Europe-ECSA service
  • New Liverpool terminal to add 500K TEUs
  • EU to approve open-skies
  • FedEx profit declines
  • WTSA to increase U.S.-Asia chemical freight rates
  • FedEx opens domestic express service in China
  • TCI buys four box ships
  • GT Nexus portal adds financial services

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • Foreign carriers let down by China's cross-border route trial
    Foreign carriers are disappointed that they have been barred from a cross-border trial route - whereby China's north-to-south cargo is shipped via Russian ports - by the cabotage classification.
  • Equity for fleet expansion creates a Charter for transparency
  • Update2: French union decision could end Marseilles strike sparked by LNG terminal staffing issue
  • Newbuild enquiries strong
  • Port of Dublin takes 50% shares in Indonesia's Sabang Port
  • Stormy seas calm around Durban
  • Record performance by BLS Cargo

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • B+H set for Asian listing
    Michael Hudner's combination outfit mulling Singapore shipping fund.
  • Aframax grounds in Maracaibo
    Second incident in a fortnight as Singapore-flagged tanker freed from grounding in Venezuela after some hours.
  • Attention OMI shoppers!
    Fast-track bidding process has some bankers grumbling, while private-equity powers Fortress, Apollo and First Reserve emerge as potential suitors.
  • Stolt delays
    Oslo-listed tanker owner cannot release annual profit figures after finding error in last year's accounts.
  • OMI in play
    With CMA in full swing, TradeWinds polls the pundits for their views on the future of Stamford's tanker owner.
  • Fuel spill after ferry grounding
    American Pride hits coral reef in US Virgin Islands, losing half its fuel.
  • Two in, two out
    Greek bulker owner DryShips buying two panamaxes, while axing a panamax and handymax.
  • CMA open for business
    See how the US shipping industry is riding high as new cash pours in with TradeWinds' exclusive webTV reports.
  • Evelyn Maersk breaks down
    New 11,000-teu AP Moller-Maersk mega-boxship encounters engine problem during first sea trial off Denmark.
  • PNSC returns to India
    Pakistan's national carrier resumes deliveries to neighbouring country after more than 30 years.
  • One dead, five missing off Philippines
    Thirteen crew members rescued as search continues after nine-year-old Panama-flagged vessel sinks.
  • Ro-ro limps into UK port
    Three airlifted from Malta-flagged ro-ro after cargo shifts in gale force winds off Hull.
  • Earnings eroded at Gadot
    Israeli chemical tanker company sees 2006 profit fall despite 10% hike in revenues.
  • Vinashin selling again
    Ambitious Vietnamese shipbuilding group lining up another bond issue to aid expansion.
  • Yantai aims high
    Singaporean yard Yantai Raffles expects "substantially higher" figures this year as 2006 finally brings profit.
  • Bourbon rising
    French bulker and offshore shipping player pushes up operating profit in 2006 as fleet expansion continues.
  • Boom hits underwriters
    Norwegian marine insurers warn of rising claims as owners' fortunes grow.
  • Kobe Express grounds
    Hapag Lloyd containership runs into trouble off New York, but the rising tide refloats vessel.
  • Essar takes a dive
    Indian tanker owner's failure to buy back enough shares to delist hits stock price.
  • Yang Ming readies big order
    Taiwanese owner could soon sign for up to five 8,200-teu boxships, plus two 6,500-teu vessels.
  • Musharraf opens Gwadar
    President inaugurates Pakistan's third deepwater port which will be run by Singapore's PSA.
  • Meiji joins capesize rush
    Japanese shipowner orders single 176,700-dwt bulker at Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • WTSA lines raising rates for chemicals, resins and plastics
  • Maersk raising rates from North America to South Africa
  • Maersk switch Dominican Republic operations to Caucedo
  • Cargolux orders three more Boeing 747-8 freighters
  • UPS upgrades customer-facing technologies
  • BA World Cargo launches first U.K.-based cargo operation into Trinidad
  • Alaska Air Group appoints new audit director
  • Hub Group's CFO quits
  • Apollo jumps into EGL stakes with $40-per-share bid
  • Secure Freight roll out slips several weeks
  • Kuehne + Nagel moves into new German head office
  • Twinlode names Zimmer VP, sales and operations
  • Econocaribe partnering with Ecu-Line for Europe
  • N.Y.-N.J. port: Terminal purchase reflects region's appeal
  • Container cargo record at Port of New York-New Jersey
  • Arizona port of entry plan receives federal funds
  • Tug strike in Rotterdam could end today
  • U.K. government approves Mersey Docks container terminal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • Codan/Trygg-Hansa buys Pohjola Marine
    Codan/Trygg-Hansa acquires Finnish Pohjola Marine, with an marine portfolio estimated to gross written premiums of USD 22 million ...
  • Good times for shipping hits Scandinavian marine underwriters
    Oslo based The Central Union of Marine Underwriters (Cefor), which organise marine underwriters in Scandinavia, reports significant hikes in average ...
  • Birka board says no to Eckerö bid
    The board of Birka Line says that the bid from Eckerö for all outstanding shares is to low considering the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 21, 2007
  • Two vessel groundings, one fuel spill
    Separate incidents in the Americas leading to small quantity of fuel spilled.
  • Omani supplier restructures and upgrades
    Oasis Energy ends joint venture and begins to expand.
  • Mexico's state oil company to supply in Panama
    Pemex signs agreement with bunker terminal operator.
  • Malta sees bunker sales grow
    Market recovering after restructuring triggered sharp fall in bunker volumes.
  • Strike still disrupting bunker deliveries
    Only RTW deliveries possible in French bunker hub.
  • Rotterdam: Smit strike still on
  • Aegean Tiffany arrives in Singapore
    Aegean Bunkering now operates two double-hulled bunker tankers with total capacity close to 6,000 dwt.
  • Asia: Fuel oil prices likely to be volatile
    Insufficient storage space and poorer quality fuel upset price stability and cause supply disruptions.
  • Guimaras salvage team penetrate tanker's hold
    No oil found in first cargo tank of sunken Solar I after drilling operation begins.
  • Singapore prompt dates pushed back
    Prompt delivery dates as far back as early-April on tight availability.

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