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29 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 16:34 GMT+2

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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 3, 2008
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  • US Navy 'won't let Iran block Hormuz, will defend ships'
    The United States will not allow Iran to block the Gulf, which carries crude from the world's largest oil-exporting region, and would defend its ships in the waterway, the US Navy's Fifth Fleet said yesterday.
  • Persian Gulf tanker rates may drop
    The cost of shipping Middle East crude to Asia, the world's busiest route for supertankers, may halt the longest rally for more than a year as July's vessel demand slows and owners wait for next month's bookings to begin.
  • Retailers anxious over possible dockworker strike
    As a West Coast contract covering 26,000 dockworkers ran out on Tuesday evening, concern rippled among US retailers about a possible strike - even though talks are continuing.
  • Philippines to refloat sunken ferry

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 3, 2008
  • Rising fuel costs prompt Maersk to cut Asia-Europe capacity
  • FEFC increases BAF and cuts CAF for August
  • CMA CGM buys two 12,800-TEU ships from Germany's Lloyd Fonds
  • US west coast employer-docker talks go into overtime
  • OOCL announces south China-US inland fuel surcharge from August 1
  • Hapag-Lloyd brand retention no longer condition of sale: DPA
  • Liaoning province trade value up 20.7pc in first five months
  • Fesco container fleet reaches 50,000 TEU
  • Box volumes rise 15pc from Jan-May at Chittagong Port
  • Auckland seeks government finance to shift boxes from road to rail
  • Clarksons agrees to pay Russians US$26 million settlement
  • Mainland airlines raise fuel surcharges by up to 50pc
  • Start-up freight carrier Grandstar Cargo takes to the skies
  • Lufthansa loses appeal over US$10 million tax claim in Russia

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 3, 2008
  • Linking Mundra & JNP, H&H Lines upgrades Indian Ocean network with Red Sea, East African loops
  • Rickmers-Linie acquiring 4 heavylift newbuildings
  • Geodis completes a decade of operations in India
  • Treat challenges as opportunities, not threats, maritime industry advised
  • Coffee exports buck the trend to post increase
  • NMP achieves spectacular 103 pc Q1 growth rate in box handling
  • Tuticorin Port sets new urea discharge record
  • KoPT to bank on barges
  • Pre-berthing detention time at most Major Ports rising
  • NSCOWA to ignore truckers' strike
  • Pramod Soneta & Hemchandra Yadav at helm of KCHAA
  • Exports post 12.9 pc growth in May, but begin to lose momentum
  • N. B. Singh takes over as CBDT chief

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 3, 2008
  • UPS names new country manager for Switzerland
  • ELAA affirms official adoption of maritime guidelines
  • Ceiba Cargo appoints new GSA in Germany
  • New barge service links port of Amsterdam with German hinterland
  • DSV starts logistics project in Kaliningrad

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • Coastguard cutter collides with ferry
  • Safmarine launches Asia-Africa service
  • Online questionnaires for dry bulk trade
  • Pirates attack tug in Malaysia

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • Coast Guard cutter collides with ferry
  • OSG loses a round in pollution case
  • Aker Yards rethinks Cruise & Ferries management

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • Baby furniture manufacturer leases Port of Bellingham facility
  • Crowley response tug begins new year of service in Neah Bay
  • Port of Portland schedules Terminal 4 cleanup meeting
  • Port of Seattle delivers SAO Annual Report Summary
  • Pacific Maritime Association gives status of contract talks

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 3, 2008
  • Maritime Capital IPO latest casualty of jittery markets
    HANDYSIZE bulk owner scraps plan to raise around $300m, citing deteriorating global financial markets.
  • Maritime Capital to double fleet
  • Asian shippers protest new bunker surcharge
    SHIPPERS say the eight lines on Taiwan-Hong Kong/South China are taking advantage of lack of legislation.
  • Cosco Pacific in $250m sale and leaseback deal
    THE company will sell and lease back fleet of containers in an innovative deal with Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • ECDIS becomes mandatory
    MANDATORY carriage of ECDIS is to become a reality, following agreements reached at the Nav 54 meeting at the IMO today
  • NZ state takes ferry and rail back
    THE NEW Zealand government has re-nationalised the country's inter-island ferry and rail services
  • CMA CGM sees Suape box dream
    FRENCH container carrier CMA CGM looks set to finally fulfill its dream to own a box terminal in Brazil
  • Sunken Princess to be refloated
    THE sunken Princess of the Stars will be refloated, say Philippine officials

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • PMA wants union extension during talks
    West Coast port employers say refusal by ILWU to extend previous contract sends the wrong message to cargo owners and the general public.
  • Exports power volume gains for West Coast ports
  • TSA, WTSA hike surcharges
  • CMA CGM signs for new terminal at Miami
  • Report urges ACE changes
  • Customs Update: Big issues roil traders
  • Alliance signs with Va. ports
  • Suzuki steps down as MOL Americas president
  • Evergreen appoints agents for Central American, Caribbean
  • Loan for Galveston port
  • Japan Post enters international air-cargo business

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • More truck protests as global fuel crisis grows
  • Maersk's Turkish delight
  • Forth Ports benefits from ill winds
  • Aus Govt revises coastal permit system
  • ELAA gets the green light for trade association

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • PMA salvo
    As contract negotiations reach crucial moment, a federal official tells TradeWinds that labour authorities are deciding whether to file a complaint against the ILWU.
  • No deal
    Pacific Maritime Association and West Coast dockers union negotiate past deadline as ILWU rejects a contract extension.
  • USCG, ferry collide
    A US Coast Guard cutter smashes into a ferry with 257 people off Block Island, Rhode Island.
  • Not dismissed
    Appeals court rejects a federal court dismissal of charges against OSG and a seafarer.
  • Payback time
    Europe orders former state-owned Hellenic Shipyards to repay EUR 230m in illegal subsidies, with new owner ThyssenKrupp picking up the bill
  • Arcangel floats
    A ferry has been re-floated off Mexico after grounding in November.
  • Split bags ferry
    Croatian shipyard to build 750-passenger ro-ro vessel for France's CMN.
  • North Korea cargo
    In a Web TV report, US Shipping Partners' ITB Baltimore delivers a cargo of food aid to North Korea.
  • Gladiator returns
    Crowley Maritime's emergency response tug will be on call year round to help vessels off Washington state.
  • Cape capture
    China's Sinotrans to buy two bulkers due for delivery from China at the end of 2009.
  • Spring-buck
    August should see South Africa's Grindrod announce jump of up to 95% in first-half profit.
  • TMM grabs cash
    Mexican owner sells more debt to finance 10-ship acquisition spree.
  • Ouch!
    Japanese shipbuilder IHI takes JPY 1.6bn hit to pay fine for misstating earnings.
  • S&P in the blood
    Craig Taylor with shipbroking in the genes launches youthful venture.
  • Cochin conversion
    Indian shipbuilder makes foray into seismic survey market with makeover for Norwegian trawler.
  • Green(ish) light
    Cargo ships of embattled Philippines ferry owner Sulpicio Lines allowed to sail but sea marshals required.
  • CSG grows
    Cargo traffic and profit up in first six months at CSCL parent China Shipping Group.
  • Princess to rise
    Tragic Sulpicio Lines ferry to be refloated in bid to recover hundreds of bodies from sunken hull.
  • Gas standard
    IMO makes progress on new rules for CO2 design index for newbuildings.
  • More delays
    SCAN Geophysical says seismic ships building at ABG Shipyard face further delays.
  • Flexible friends
    South African line Safmarine starts multipurpose run from Asia to West Africa.
  • Rickmers inks four
    German breakbulk specialist returns to China for more multi-purpose heavylift vessels.
  • Ferry clash
    Fifteen people injured as two passenger vessels collide in busy waters off Hong Kong.
  • Able bags carrier
    UK recycling company to dismantle former French aircraft carrier Clemenceau.
  • Another drip...
    Another week, another chunk of SapuraCrest shares for Seadrill.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • India committee calls on lines to stop setting collective rates
  • International Shipholding benefits from bulker sale
  • Safmarine starts Asia/West Africa multipurpose string
  • Cathay warns investors that fuel will affect profits
  • Schneider driver program seeks military vets
  • U.S., Canada align shipper security programs
  • South Korea facing lower economic growth, higher inflation
  • ARC study: Global trade management programs to grow 10% a year
  • JPMorgan opens operations center in Poland
  • U.K. forwarder Woodland makes Manchester move
  • Virginia Port Authority signs deal with lines
  • Oakland port receives nine responses for terminal lease
  • HHLA Container Terminals management board appointments
  • Pests intercepted at Philadelphia port district

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 3, 2008
  • Wärtsilä acquires Vik-Sandvik
    Wärtsilä aims to become a leader in ship design and acquires global ship design group Vik-Sandvik, a leading independent group providing design and engineering services to ship owners and the ship building industry worldwide. The company has its headquarters ...
  • Fredriksen buys more shares in TUI
    John Fredriksen now controls 15,01 per cent of the shares in TUI, parent company of Hapag-Lloyd, according to his Cyprus-based company Monteray Enterprises. Earlier Fredriksen had 11,7 per cent of the shares in TUI ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 2, 2008
  • Campaign continues for US vessels to have tug escorts
    Increasing concerns by legislators over risk of another barge oil spill in Buzzards Bay.
  • Mixed message from US inventory data
    Crude oil stocks fall again, but demand is weaker and refined product inventories on the rise.
  • Titan delivers two more bunker tankers
    Vessels 'ideally suited for bunkering' in Singapore and Hong Kong.
  • Panama barge operators to implement $900 fuel surcharge
    Increased operational costs cited as price of barge deliveries goes up.
  • Global bunker market report
  • OOCL postpones emergency bunker surcharges
    Container line says it will investigate other ways of recovering fuel costs.
  • Singapore bunkers breach $700 mark
    Prices also surging in Hong Kong as product tightness adds upward pressure.
  • Rotterdam market firm
  • Court dismisses bunker scam case
    Alleged short-supply case 'totally based on misconception' and not supported by evidence, according to court ruling.
  • Slow steaming could breach charter contracts
    Efforts to cut bunker consumption by slow steaming could trigger freight demurrage.
  • Aegean completes acquisition of ICS Petroleum
    Vancouver-based ICS Petroleum is now wholly owned subsidiary.

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