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The Business Timesweb site
MAY 31, 2007
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  • Pollution woes cloud plans to expand US port complex
    AS officials prepare to finalise a much-heralded plan to combat pollution at the Los Angeles-Long Beach harbour complex, the two ports are gearing up to fortify their dominance of the nation's Pacific Rim trade with long-delayed expansion projects.
  • Rotterdam ship fuel price falls with crude demand
    SHIP-fuel prices at Rotterdam - Europe's largest port - tracked declines in crude amid signs that traders may be trying to transport the material to Singapore, where prices are higher.
  • Tianjin Port to issue shares to parent
    TIANJIN Port Co plans to sell about 4.1 billion yuan of new shares to its parent, from which the northern Chinese port operator will buy berths and shipping units.
  • Maersk's shipyard sells Balti to Cargotec

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 31, 2007
  • WTSA members to raise hay, agri product rates
  • Hanjin Shipping unveils new S Korea-China feeder service
  • 8,063-TEU OOCL Southampton named at Geoje Shipyard
  • Hamburg Sud names fourth of six 3,752-TEU ships from Daewoo
  • Comanav acquisition by CMA CGM finalised
  • CEVA acquires EGL for US$2b, Crane group backs off for $30m
  • Projected Nova Scotia box terminal to focus on cargo via Suez
  • Malaysia Airlines plans to purchase 110 new aircraft
  • Qantas to fly non-stop from Melbourne to Shanghai in 2008
  • US$40 million more enhances DHL's Yangtze-Shandong operations

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 31, 2007
  • MOL India establishes 4 more branch offices
  • Cabinet refers Hindustan Shipyard revamp plan to GoM
  • Logistics cost control crucial, stresses FIATA chief
  • India, Gulf closer to signing FTA agreement
  • 8 pc rise in oilmeal exports during April
  • Leather exports cross $ 3 bn in 2006-07
  • Govt to cut duty on imported liquor as US, EU move WTO
  • Imports of sensitive items up by 10.5 pc in 2006-07
  • ABG KCT beefs up cargo-handling equipment to boost productivity
  • Lenders want no truck with truckers!
  • Labour-intensive export units to get tax refund on imported inputs, says Nath
  • Exim Bank may soon provide loans to SMEs based on skills & expertise
  • Centre sanctions Rs 13.42 cr. for Nathu La checkpost work
  • 5 'handloom export zones' planned in Tamil Nadu

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • Frontline's earnings boost
  • MOL's Oman deal
  • More charterer business for UK P&I
  • Ocean Heavylift takes second vessel

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • Rolls-Royce develops new UT design for Ezra
  • Strategic Marine to build DSV at Vietnam yard
  • Asian shipowners seek stronger voice

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • Tanker crew reports vessel in trouble near Nigeria
  • Alaska Airlines expanding Seattle to Cancun flights
  • Bob Van Schoorl to run for new term on Olympia port board
  • WTSA member carriers plan to raise hay rates
  • Maritime law association names Roberts to board

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • London Gateway gets green light
    DP World's proposed deepwater container port has finally been given the go-ahead by the British government
  • PLA in London Gateway plea
  • Handy sector faces tonnage shortfall
    HALF the world's handysize fleet faces scrapping age by 2010, leaving a potentially huge gap in tonnage.
  • Grimaldi grabs stake in Anek
    NAPLES-based operator spends €40m to buy 14% stake through Anek's recently completed share recapitalisation.
  • Looking for light at the end of the Great Lakes traffic tunnel
    DESPITE regulatory hurdles, there is optimism surrounding projects involving ferry and container services across the Great Lakes.
  • Dangerously unbalanced
    THE EU debate on ship to ship transfer of oil enforces the need for a harmonious balance between protection and risk.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • London Gateway finally approved
    LONDON 30 May ' Approval for DP World's London Gateway container terminal has finally been approved, the UK's Department for Transport announced today
  • Cruise norovirus outbreaks unabated
    LAST year's record pace of norovirus outbreaks aboard North American cruise vessels has not relented during the first five months of 2007
  • New Swansea-Cork link terminated
    THE ro-ro service set up by HJ Lines as a replacement for Swansea-Cork Ferries has been terminated after just two months
  • Able UK sees nine ghosts slip away
    ABLE UK has been given approval to demolish the four US naval 'ghost ships' now tied up at Hartlepool, but will be unable work on the other 13 vessels in the original contract
  • Californians target marine emissions
    MARITIME air pollution has drawn the ire of two California senators and three more congresswomen who want federal controls on maritime fuel used in US waters
  • DryShips' spot bias pays off
    DRYSHIPS ' spot bias is paying off in the buoyant rate environment, with a strong rise in quarterly earnings
  • Kogas sets up LNG venture with Oman
  • Last chance for ballast plan critics
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean
  • Recruitment headache for Norway
  • Australian coastal protest sparked
  • Frontline optimistic as profit slips
  • IBF debates developed economy ratings
  • Fire destroys Marina offices
  • Asian owners oppose Malacca levy
  • Grimaldi takes stake in ANEK

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • London Gateway terminal approved
    DP World gets government approval for 3.5-million-TEU box terminal to be built on the site of defunct oil refinery.
  • Nova Scotia box hub planned
  • U.S. steel imports decline
  • U.S. extends ag fees to Canada rail, trucks
  • FMC says TSA may propose India addition
  • Reports: NYK hid income
  • Apollo meets with EGL
  • Eimskip to buy Versacold
  • Seaspan appoints CFO
  • Three dead in vessel fire
  • PSA to build UK terminal

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • Korean companies to jointly develop North Korea/Russia rail link
  • London Gateway Approved!
  • Big new box terminal planned in Nova Scotia
  • Heavy container limits imposed by Hapag-Lloyd

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • 'We are at war'
    Spanish fishermen and environmentalists are vowing to 'radicalise' their anti-LNG protests at the Ferrol regas terminal.
  • Net down at Stena
    Earnings are down at Stena as the Swedish shipowner reports the exercise of a purchase option on a ropax newbuild.
  • DOA at Vancouver
    An unexplained accident claimed the life of a crewman on a scrap-iron voyage.
  • Lucky eight for Jinhui
    Hong Kong and Oslo-listed bulker player finally nails supramax octet purchase in $328m splurge.
  • Sales lift SFI
    John Fredriksen- controlled Ship Finance International sees massive first-quarter gain despite modest revenue rise.
  • Four dead on burning tanker
    Teekay suezmax and supply ship save 22 men from products carrier off Nigeria, but four bodies recovered and three people missing.
  • MOL adds another with Oman
    Japanese owner buying fourth tanker with state-owned Oman Shipping Co (OSC).
  • Cosco seeks fresh funds
    China's Cosco Holdings set to sell 1.78 billion shares in Shanghai to boost container fleet.
  • Grindrod sweet on terminals
    South African owner swallows sugar producer Tate & Lyle's molasses operations in Durban and Cape Town.
  • Bulker brouhaha downunder
    Australian union and dockers force handysize to sit off Port Kembla as dispute over unloading contracts rumbles.
  • Yard for Cameroon
    African Development Bank comes up with cash for new facility in Limbe.
  • IVRCL wants shipyard
    Indian engineering group lines up big investment in port and shipbuilding facility.
  • Seaspan CFO steps down
    New York-listed boxship player replaces Kevin Kennedy with Sai Chu on same day DryShips loses finance head.
  • Weaker for Frontline
    Norwegian tanker owner sees profit chopped in first quarter as spot and period earnings fall year-on-year.
  • Sonangol to merge shipping ops
    Angolan oil company wants to combine suezmax owning unit with coastal operation Sonaship.
  • Rosier at Anek
    Greek ferry owner may still be in the red in the first-quarter but hike in revenues has it tickled pink.
  • Lindo offloads Estonian factory
    Metal components maker Balti no longer needed by AP Moller-Maersk shipyard.
  • High Dry
    George Economou-led bulker owner DryShips soars in first quarter on high freight rates but new CFO packs it in.
  • Sado perks up
    Although still in the red, slashing of first-quarter loss brings optimism for full year at Japan's Sado Steam Ship.
  • Euroseas feeling better
    Greek bulker and boxship owner posts biggger first quarter profit as markets strengthen.

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American Shipperweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • WTSA plans sweeping rate increases on agriculture products, hay
  • MSC adds weekly Dunkirk call
  • MOL opens four offices in India
  • Seaspan names Chu CFO
  • Greenshoe option of TUI convertible bond exercised
  • Cardy takes over U.K. coastguard agency helm
  • Panama arrests former head of coast guard
  • ECS invests in Africa West Cargo Airlines
  • DHL starts new flight linking Yangtze region with Hong Kong
  • British Airways renews wine contract with Kuehne + Nagel
  • MSC adds weekly Dunkirk call
  • MOL opens four offices in India
  • Seaspan names Chu CFO
  • London Gateway project gets green light after 5-year wait
  • Lowenthal "container tax" bill passes key State Senate committee
  • New terminal planned for Nova Scotia
  • Busan to cut fees for ships calling container terminals
  • Maersk shipyard sells Estonian metal components manufacturer
  • PSA partners with IPH on U.K. short-sea terminal
  • Team Lines to use new Polish port facility

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • Cargotec buys Balti ES
    The A.P. Møller-Maersk Group-owned Odense Steel Shipyard Ltd sells the Estonian steel structure and component manufacturer Balti ES ...
  • Finnish passenger ship in collision with barge
    The Finnish passenger vessel Kristina Regina collided with a timber loaded deck barge in dense fog south of Gedser early ...
  • Fredriksen involved in STS and FSO of Russian oil
    John Fredriksen-controlled Sea Production, backed by Frontline, plans to get involved in ship-to-ship (STS) of Russian oil ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 30, 2007
  • Hapag-Lloyd ships 'empties' to save on fuel
    Bunker cost savings to be gained by limiting loads on Asia-bound container ships.
  • Jamaica, Gibraltar stars of Aegean's first quarter
    Aegean's bunker sales more then double in Jamaica; takes steps to improve flagging Fujairah sales.
  • New potential MARPOL Annex VI sulphur violation
    Fuel samples from a port in Italy have tested above 4.50% sulphur this month.
  • Egyptain market still facing shortages
    Port Suez suffers while Port Said has had one replenishment cargo.
  • Rotterdam market declines further
  • Chemoil confirms Helios terminal acquisition
    Acquisition will enable global marine fuel supplier to compete with larger players in Singapore bunker market.
  • Singapore: Stocks of residual fuel and distillates down
  • New Zealand tests oil spill response team
    Oil spill exercise in Northland spanned two days.
  • Japan anticipates tight supply in June
    Bunker enquiries of more than 1,000 mt would be difficult to fulfill.




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