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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 27, 2007
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  • Marseille, Rotterdam port strikes continue
    A strike by port workers at Marseille, France's biggest oil-import facility on the Mediterranean Sea, continued for a 13th day yesterday, while at the Rotterdam port, tugboat operators resumed their industrial action after a four-day hiatus.
  • Hanjin Philippine yard wins first tanker orders
    SOUTH Korea's Hanjin Heavy Industries Co has won the first orders to build oil tankers at its new shipyard in the Philippines, company sources said yesterday, a deal worth an estimated US$130 million.
  • Mitsui OSK to boost US container rates by 5%
    MITSUI OSK Lines Ltd, Japan's second-largest shipping line, plans to raise prices for carrying containers to the US by about 5 per cent this year to cover higher costs, said president Akimitsu Ashida.
  • Two cruise ship passengers rescued after falling overboard
  • Rhine closed to shipping after accident

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 27, 2007
  • Maersk Line restructures transpacific services
  • Evergreen, Coscon divide services in two: S Africa and S America
  • Port security policy needs balance to ensure efficiency: Homeland chief
  • Kuehne + Nagel inaugurates new Hamburg headquarters
  • OTS Logistics to acquire Confreight Group in Europe
  • Ghanaian shippers to launch legal action to stop illegal box fees
  • Cargolux raises order for Boeing 747-8 Freighters to 13
  • IATA and Wipro team up to further e-freight technology
  • MASkargo flies in Formula One cars and equipment for Grand Prix

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 27, 2007
  • Dry bulk shipping costs set to rise as China turns to Brazil for ore supplies
  • Hanjin Shipping (India) set to commence operations
  • Hind Freight AGS India explores new business opportunities at AGS regional meet in China
  • HC stays curbs on import of betelnut
  • MoS wants classification of ports to go
  • RIL may become part owner of GCPTCL after divestment
  • CBEC allows de-stuffing of LCL cargo meant for foreign ports
  • Private container train operators seek basic infrastructure support from Railways
  • Competition panel finds fault with Warehousing Regulation Bill
  • Rlys to identify new streams of cargo to augment revenues
  • Global rail freight operators decide to pool resources
  • Operating ratio catapults Rlys into select Global Club

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 27, 2007
  • Baltrans CEO bows out
  • Evergreen and Coscon split ESA service
  • Emirates to increase flights to Australia
  • Czech Republic hopes for millions from sale of CD Cargo
  • EWS advocates significant reduction in track access charges

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • New MOL iron ore giant takes historic Brasil Maru name
  • Sherwood takes IMEC helm
  • MOL to upgrade Vietnam box service
  • Evergreen/Cosco split ESA service
  • BASS sees good 2006

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • MAN Diesel opens Los Angeles service center
  • Qatar Gas and Keppel O&M in shipyard partnership

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Coast Guardsman dies during Puget Sound patrol
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries makes management changes
  • MOL giving new ore carrier famous BRASIL MARU title
  • Corps reopens Columbia River locks
  • Maersk Line ending Transpacific 12 service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Clarksons bullish despite profit slide
    SHIPBROKER sees fall in full year profit to '21.1m but is boosted by record forward orderbook.
  • Clarksons' latest online venture confirms changing market view
  • Rhine closed after containers fall from vessel
    VESSEL traffic grinds to halt after 31 boxes go overboard from German-owned Excelsior.
  • Hosco in bumper capesize order
    BULK carrier specialist inks $1.1bn order for 16 newbuilds at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Empress goes to Pullmantur
    MIAMI 26 March ' Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd (RCCL) is to transfer the Empress of the Seas to Pullmantur in March 2008, further heightening competition in the burgeoning Spanish market
  • Nakilat, Keppel in LNG yard venture
    QATAR Gas Transport Co (Nakilat) and Keppel Offshore & Marine are to develop a shipyard at the port of Ras Laffan for the repair and maintenance of LNG carriers
  • Tallink sells second fast monohull
    TALLINK Group, the Estonian ferry and hotels group, has sold the fast monohull ferry Autoexpress 4 to buyers in Greece ahead of the arrival of two fast ro-pax ferries
  • Italy assesses Fincantieri listing
    ITALY'S finance ministry is currently assessing how it can fund the industrial development plan put forward by state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri
  • Transneft dismisses Novoship demand
    A demand by Novoship CEO Sergei Terekhin that the company's newbuildings should be used for Black Sea shuttle work has left Transneft VP Sergei Grigoriev baffled
  • Shipyard to be developed in Sarawak
    SARAWAK Timber Industry Development Corp in East Malaysia is diversifying into shipbuilding, a company source has confirmed to Fairplay
  • Vietnam, Panama sign agreement
  • Vietnam to built shipyard ind area
  • Weak dollar trims Clarkson sails
  • Bulker refloated despite winter cold
  • Two rescued after cruise balcony fall

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Delmas buy aids CMA CGM profit
    Saade offers upbeat outlook as 2006 profit increased five percent to $611 million from $584 million in 2005.
  • Barge accident closes Rhine
  • DP World ups Cochin spending
  • UPS launches parcel-intercept
  • Customs re-tests FTZ e-filing
  • Customs Update: Changes at FDA
  • DHL opens U.S. gateway
  • Doha can proceed without fast track, Lamy says
  • Panther acquires Integres
  • Clarkson profit slides
  • ABX to convert 767

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Updated: Maersk to redeploy TP tonnage, blaming undesirable rates
    Maersk Line is phasing out its Transpacific 12 (TP12) by early May, claiming "reasonable rates of return" could not be secured on the route.
  • Marges sees "no real obstacle" to resuming Smit towage talks
    Both Rotterdam harbour towage company Smit and trade unions have been encouraged "not to see any obstacle to resuming negotiations," by mediator Kees Marges, who held a meeting with both sides this weekend.
  • Shipper bodies say no to container fees and yes to truck emission regulation
  • Fremantle cancels third terminal plan
  • Update: Rhine operator: blockage could last till weekend
  • Deadline extended on CN rail vote
  • Daewoo wins mega-ship order
  • K Line, MISC and PIL to kill two birds with one stone by expanding ASA loop
  • COSCON expand Hong Kong-Haiphong shuttle to Zhanjiang

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Clipper in the crosshairs
    Large Danish owner is latest to draw US probe in 'magic-pipe' case, but sources say Torben Jensen-led outfit won't go without a fight.
  • What vegoil boom?
    New IMO rules haven't fueled 2007 tanker surge though it's still early days, analyst tells Intertanko Houston audience.
  • Oz congestion bubble
    A whopping 150 large bulkers are biding their time off Australia but the boss of Clarkson Hellas reckons charterers are losing patience.
  • Russian ship held over China debt
    Crew unpaid for seven months as outstanding repair bill could see ship sold in three weeks.
  • Subic Bay to build tankers
    Hanjin's new Philippines shipyard signs for two mid-sized ships for delivery next year.
  • Uljanik dredges up order
    Croatian shipyard clinches deal to build two cutter suction ships.
  • Guyana snubs soya cargo
    Bahamas-flagged ship remains in limbo as fate of contaminated chicken feed decided.
  • Nakilat signs with Keppel
    Joint venture to invest $450m in Qatar LNG repair and FPSO conversion yard.
  • Facelift for Fabricius
    New name on the cards for Danish tanker owner, as 2006 profit grows.
  • 'Challenging'
    A weakening US dollar plus a poor year for the S&P dept drag down profits at Clarkson by 20%
  • TSL eyes PSVs
    Essar offshore shipping unit wants more vessels to capitalise on Indian oil and gas boom.
  • Birka balks Eckero
    Finnish ferry owner says compatriot's takeover offer is too low.
  • Tallink sells second fast ferry
    Estonian operator loses another Autoexpress vessel from Helsinki to Tallinn route.
  • Japan, PGS in seismic agreement
    Norways's Petroleum Geo-Services sells seismic vessel to Japanese ministry with view to buy-back in decade.
  • Garware struggling to buy
    Indian owner stymied in attempts to buy up to six second-hand supply ships.
  • Ballast battle on Great Lakes
    Shipowners' group sues state of Michigan over strict new law aiming to prevent introduction of invasive new marine species.
  • FSL proves popular
    Sponsors say Singapore's second shipping trust is 2.5 times oversubscribed ahead of listing.
  • USCG in Carnival rescue...again
    Young pair plucked from sea by Coast Guard off Texas coast after second overboard incident in two weeks.
  • Rickmers files IPO
    German boxship owner set to become Singapore's third shipping trust with $160m offering.
  • Adieus!
    Grounded reefer Sierra Nava is finally removed by salvors from off the Spanish port of Algeciras.
  • Sealift signs up
    US-based owner wins six month charter from US military to transport ammunition in war on terror.
  • Knightsbridge upgraded
    Move towards increased time charter cover prompts positive reassessment by US bank JP Morgan.
  • ESA set to split
    Evergreen and Cosco to split ESA service into South American and South African services.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • CMA CGM beats odds to improve profits in 2006
  • Maersk re-jigging North American network yet again
  • Nuts! That was a good choice for ag exports
  • CMA CGM splits from Hapag-Lloyd on Panama, Suez services
  • Emirates joins INTTRA
  • MOL leaves RCL for Bien Dong between Vietnam/Hong Kong
  • ESPMC-WITASS lowers congestion charge for Venezuela port
  • Stephenson new president of Westwood
  • Lufthansa Cargo increasing summer destinations
  • Carmichael: New government structure needed for intermodal advances
  • Florida House passes private toll road bill
  • Con-way promotes Reinbolt to president of Road Systems Inc.
  • UN imposes strict arms ban on Iran
  • GT Nexus adds financial to component to its logistics portal
  • AFL-CIO takes on Colombian trade pact
  • U.K. tuna company selects CEVA
  • Hutchison's port profit, throughput up in 2006
  • Panama ports linked by rail
  • International study: Ocean vessels becoming major greenhouse gas sources

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Fueloil from Server still pollutes the coastline
    Ten weeks after the grounding and break-up of Cyprus-flagged handy dry bulker Server at the Helis'y lighthouse, fuel ...
  • MCA examines MSC Napoli cargo
    Every single container from the beached MSC Napoli is to be weighed, opened and the contents examined in the pursuit ...
  • Fire in Fosen dry dock
    A fire broke out in the dry dock where Fosen Maniske Verksted i Rissa is building a ro-pax vessel ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 26, 2007
  • Barges back in Libyan ports
    Barge deliveries resuming at three major ports
  • Ships overtake road traffic as biggest polluter
    Report says ships contribute more SOx than road traffic despite much smaller global fuel consumption.
  • Mycorp signs Indonesian diesel supply contract
    New contract for Mycorp to supply at least 250,000 mt of marine diesel monthly to 10 Indonesian ports.
  • ARA market still firming
  • Philippine supplier expands operations
    Hoya Marine now services another Philippine port, in addition to Subic Bay.
  • China: Another move towards ending oil monopoly
    The Chinese government has published guidelines for firms seeking to enter its oil market.
  • Guimaras salvage recovers trapped oil
    At least 150 mt of fuel oil recovered; reports say Petron Corp will not be charged with criminal liability.




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