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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
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  • Philippine official quits amid probe into ferry tragedy
    THE Philippine's top maritime official has resigned amid an investigation into a tragic sinking of a passenger ferry which threatens to undermine the country's main maritime agency.
  • KL sends navy, commandos to Gulf of Aden
    Malaysia has sent its navy vessels and commandos to the Gulf of Aden to protect its vessels currently sailing in the region, a local newspaper reported yesterday.
  • Truckers in Argentina extend port blockades
    Argentine grains truckers said on Tuesday they would extend a six-day-old pay protest against leading exporters to the port of Quequen, deepening a strike that threatens to disrupt shipments.
  • Maersk unit sees firm ship prices ahead
  • Workers end strike at two major ports in Panama
  • Russia's biggest port may boost grain capacity

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
  • Sinotrans posts first half 83pc profit hike to US$181 million
  • WTSA providestrade transparent bunker surcharge formula
  • Cosco invests in two new semi-submersible vessels
  • Correction: AADA peak season surcharge starts from September 1
  • Huantai Zhongke launches new software for shipping lines
  • SPA cleared in 2004 death of box checker at Charleston Port
  • Amsterdam Port sees H1 box throughput rise 19.4pc
  • Montreal first half up 7.9pc to 725,283 TEU
  • HK, Singapore expand aircraft maintenance MoU
  • BA World Cargo cuts fuel surcharge again
  • Qantas expands codeshare with Alaska, Horizon Air

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 4, 2008
  • Nathu La new buzzing with commerce
  • Need for cordial port-trade ties stressed
  • Environmental audit conducted at Tuticorin Port
  • Team DP World Chennai achieves zero import inventory
  • CONCER's N-W region felicitates trade for outstanding performance
  • Rlys offers 20-30 pc discount to transport ore
  • Ministry denies shortage of coal wagons
  • Depreciating Re. raises exports by 39 pc in July
  • Higher values due to rising prices-Fieo
  • Excise duty exemption extended to branded goods made by SSIs
  • Fieo deeries cut in duty drawback rates
  • Fieo arranging meeting with Chinese next week
  • Dr Subbarao named RBI Governor

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • Rail Traction Company names new chairman
  • Russian Federation opens new port
  • Pet-friendly British Airways World Cargo
  • Estonia's national railway establishes subsidiary
  • Gebrüder Weiss opens office in Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Russia restricts Turkish TIR trucks, causing border delays
  • Pack & Move in Basel

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • IMB head calls for warships to "disrupt" pirate attacks
  • IUMI to meet as markets struggle
  • Liberty bids for International Shipholding

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • STX-ing of Aker Yards gets rolling
  • Coast Guard works to reopen ports and ship channels
  • U.S. News gives Kings Point high grades
  • HOS says fleet OK after Gustav

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • New air service to begin linking Coos Bay/Portland
  • Hamburg Sud changing Oakland container terminal
  • Alaska Airlines now running only Boeing 737 aircraft
  • WTSA member carriers change bunker charge guidelines
  • Burlington Coat Factory taps Mitsui as logistics partner

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • Somali pirates seize French yacht
    LATEST incident adds to spate of recent attacks in the Gulf of Aden.
  • New call for action on Somali piracy
  • Aker Yards elects slimmed down board
    NEW board of directors reduced from nine to seven members and includes two members from STX.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • Putin pledges new central pipeline
    RUSSIA plans to build a new gas pipeline from Central Asia, transiting Russia, to boost gas purchases from Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan
  • Ports weather Thai protests
    THAILAND'S three main ports are reporting business as usual after the country's declaration of a state of emergency in response to anti-government rioting
  • Japan-Korea steel accord nears?
    AN ACCORD is near between Korean shipbuilders and Nippon Steel, sources from both sides have told Fairplay
  • Deadly Hanna moving north
    PORTS IN the Bahamas and along the Florida coast are already restricting movement as Tropical Storm Hanna strengthens
  • Malay warships to protect vessels?
    TROOPS and naval ships are reportedly being sent to the piracy-stricken Gulf of Aden by Malaysia to protect merchant shipping, the French news agency AFP has reported
  • Russian crude production slips
    RUSSIAN crude production fell in August by almost 1% from the same period of 2007, according to the energy ministry in Moscow

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • Hanna brings gale warning for Fla. ports
    First warning of high winds for ports of Palm Beach (left) and Fort Pierce ahead of arrival of Tropical Storm Hanna
  • ILWU warns ports about RFID aspect of clean-trucks plan
  • Court won't rehear ILA-Evergreen labor case
  • Pensacola port open; Gulfport, Pascagoula closed
  • Wal-Mart remains confident on China sourcing
  • Customs Update: New changes bring new headaches
  • Port of Charleston goes to storm operating schedule
  • US drops Singapore scan-all
  • Gulf rail lines re-open
  • Mexico opens bidding for 15-million-TEU port project
  • Oakland switch for Hamburg Sud

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • BAFs made simple
  • Bangkok bound ships diverted as Thailand's crisis deepens
  • Maersk reopen Iraq link
  • Grand Alliance breathes life back to Cagliari
  • Port of Melbourne boxes up 8%

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • Taylor eyes S&P
    Tidewater CEO says economics of offshore vessel market may be pushing company toward fleet or vessel acquisitions.
  • Steel hurts rates
    Dahlman Rose analyst blames sliding steel prices and rising iron ore costs for downgrade of three players.
  • Wilson buys ECL
    Oslo-listed owner makes $7m swoop for Eimskip's share in regional containership owner.
  • Aker no more
    STX tag to take over in the autumn as Su-Jou Kim replaces Svein Sivertsen as chairman.
  • Exmar sells ship
    Nicolas Saverys-led owner fetches $49.5m for the 25,000-cbm Carli Bay (built 1998).
  • More strikes
    Pilots and tug crews strike across Argentina, as truckers block Bunge export terminals.
  • Su registered
    US-listed Star Bulk Carriers has field a shelf registration that would allow Nobu Su's TMT to sell stock.
  • French boat taken
    In incident reminiscent of Le Ponant, pirates seize French yacht off Somali, IMB confirms.
  • Sulpicio fined
    Philippines owner facing PHP 14.3m payout over sinking of Princess of the Orient 10 years ago.
  • Bulky earnings
    Dry cargo player Taiwan Navigation has banked a big profit from healthy first half markets.
  • Ports opening
    Ports begin to open after Hurricane Gustav but others remain closed.
  • Off-Color
    Sale of Norwegian owner's Prinsesse Ragnhild comes in well below initial brokers' estimates.
  • Mols for sale
    Group of Danish ferry operator's investors putting majority holding on the block, with Clipper linked to bid as shares plummet.
  • Hornbeck all clear
    Hurricane Gustav has not damaged the US owner's vessels and newbuildings on Gulf coast.
  • Hammered
    Hamworthy shares on the rocks after $8m overstatement by UK gas systems maker.
  • First fiesta
    Taiwanese bulker player First Steamship almost trebles interim earnings in hot dry market.
  • CSIC bonds
    Chinese state shipbuilding group to sell notes worth more than $500m to fund expansion.
  • Goh goes again
    Swiber repeats sale-and-leaseback trick with $225m deal involving five newbuildings.
  • "Captive" wins
    Judge kicks out over-the-odds fees claimed by Canada's Nanaimo Shipyard after it rescued US doctor's boat.
  • Cosco moves in
    Asian port operator to get keys to Piraeus terminals next month after union appeal is rejected.
  • Timber thrashing
    Greenpeace boards Malaysian timber ship in Papua New Guinea in protest against 'illegal' logging.
  • Raets goes Swiss
    Martin Lanting's fixed premium P&I operation contemplates move into hull as it offers Swiss Re cover.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • WTSA introducing "simpler" BAF formula
  • Maersk extending BAF formula to Europe trades
  • International Shipholding to respond to Liberty offer "in due course"
  • Evergreen ending Asia/Med service
  • Hamburg S'd swaps Oakland terminal for U.S. Pacific Coast/Oceania calls
  • MISC prohibits sailing in Gulf of Aden after two hijackings
  • Grand Alliance moves Med hub to Cagliari from Gioia Tauro
  • CTSA lines lowering BAF, CAF
  • Maersk accepting Iraq cargo again
  • MSC's Aponte makes move for Alitalia
  • YRC trims more jobs
  • Turkey said to be considering rail link to Gulf states
  • BIS looks into uncooled thermal imaging cameras in China
  • USTDA supports improved cold storage efforts in Morocco
  • U.S. dairy import quota license fee for 2009 set at $150
  • Matson Global acquires 3PL, warehouse firm
  • NFTC promotes Colvin, adds Frank to USA*Engage
  • Agility acquires Geopetrol in Canada
  • Mississippi River remains closed
  • Day-long strike at Panama ports doesn't affect canal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • STX to develop its European shipyards
    The Korean STX Group is ready to develop the activities within Aker Yards and improve their efficiency. STX owns 92.4 per cent of Aker Yards, which will change its name to STX Europe during the autumn. "We have made ...
  • MISC stops all sailings to Gulf of Aden
    Following the hijackings of the MISC owned chemical tankers Bunga Melati Dua and Bunga Melati 5 in the Gulf of Aden recently, the Malaysian shipping company now stops all their sailings to the area until additional security measures by MISC ...
  • Fehmarn Bridge will be ready in 2018
    The Fehmarn Bridge from Denmark to Germany will be a reality in 2018. Yesterday the Danish parliament Folketinget issued the final law bill making the project possible. According to the Minister of Transport Carina Christensen the new bridge will be ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 3, 2008
  • New bunker surcharge formula for US to Asia
    WTSA applies new calculations after complaints that the current formula is too complex.
  • 'Profit warning' ferry operator up for sale
    Danish ferry company warned two months ago that bunker costs were hitting cash flow.
  • Singapore prices climb on tight supplies
    Crude oil still falling, but IOC sells fuel oil parcel at record high.
  • Rotterdam barge market remains quiet
  • Distillates under scrutiny
    Global switch to distillate fuels will not eradicate marine fuel quality concerns.
  • Bunker fuel demand up after ban lifted
    Almost 20,000 fishing vessels were affected by the ban in China's eastern province.
  • Supplies run dry at Australian port
    No avails until mid-September, supplier says.
  • Refinery turnaround cuts Tokyo supply
    Bunker prices expected to remain high amid limited availability.




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