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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 8, 2008
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  • S Korea to ban single-hulled ships from '11
    South Korea will block all single-hulled vessels from entering its waters from 2011, five years ahead of its earlier plan, after a collision last month caused the country's worst oil spill.
  • QE2 departs on its final global voyage
    Queen Elizabeth 2, one of the world's most famous cruise ships, set sail on its final global voyage on Sunday, after which it will be transformed into a floating hotel in the United Arab Emirates.
  • Commodity shipping costs may extend 5-week decline
    Shipping costs for iron ore, coal and other commodities may extend a five-week decline as bottlenecks at Australian ports ease, freeing ships.
  • Shipping costs for oil may decline for eighth straight day
  • Hyundai Mipo bags orders for 283.7b won

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 8, 2008
  • US subprime crisis, fuel costs, prompt Cosco to cut transpacific capacity
  • Macquarie biggest shareholder in Busan Port Phases 2-3
  • Repositioning boxes on empty third leg drives up rates, says Maersk
  • Samsung Heavy Industries launches Phase 2 of Ningbo terminal
  • California speculation builds that 2008 shaping up as 'perfect storm'
  • Four consortia to submit proposals to build, design Panama Canal locks
  • Schenker shake-up hits Asia Pacific operation at New Year
  • UAE's Rashid terminal closing as gantry cranes move to Jebel Ali
  • Time and price is right, Textainer returns to reefer containers
  • Aviation industry needs to tackle looming pilot shortage, says IATA
  • Counter bid against Singapore Airlines expected for China Eastern
  • Private firms to run cargo operations at Indian airports nationwide

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 8, 2008
  • MOL to start direct weekly China-SA service
  • ...sees good year ahead after posting record profit of $ 1.61 bn
  • End of line for Nova Scotia-New England feeder service
  • COSCO signs pact for 20 new containerships
  • Weihai-Japan container line launched with weekly sailings
  • Bigger & cheaper Suez battles with Panama, LA-LB for Asia-to-US East Coast cargo
  • SembCorp Marine takes over Sabine Industries
  • US Customs issues '10+2 Rule', requiring detailed data on ship cargo
  • Dubai starts work on $ 11-bn canal project
  • Sinotrans to develop service network through acquisitions, JVs
  • Gold Star Line plugs into New Zealand 'bread basket' at Tamara
  • Smit takes 100 pc of URS
  • NYK Line to invest in Shanghai's Da Xiao Yang Shan box terminal
  • "K" Line adds new vessel to fleet
  • DGS holding IMO-sponsored 3-day national workshop on ship recycling
  • MEA approves shipping line JV with South Africa
  • JNPT zeroing in on 4 m TEUs!
  • Port & dock contract workers to observe 'protest day' today
  • Waterways agreement with Myanmar may be inked this week
  • Railways hikes iron ore freight charges
  • Indian overseas loans hit $ 42 bn in 2007
  • RBI moots two-tier structure in GST regime
  • Forex reserves swell to $ 275.559 bn
  • Special Report
  • Egg coordination panel wants ban on maize exports
  • C. W. Freight Lines gets MTO licence
  • GTI kickstarts New Year with wondrous record
  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar elected new Ficci chief

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Damaged VLCC enters port
  • S Korea to ban single-hull tankers from 2011
  • Mombasa congested due to riots
  • ITF protests in India and Sri Lanka

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Dry dock crane falls into SF Bay
  • Aker Philly cutting steel for seventh tanker
  • Korea to ban single-hull tankers by 2011
  • CMA names John Fredriksen its next Commodore
  • Austal ferry achieves 55.9 knots on sea trials

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Maruba Lines begins new Pacar service
  • Corps looking for comment for new Customs station
  • PDX noise committee meeting will eye reverse thrust impact
  • New commissioner coming onboard at Port of Vancouver, USA
  • Schnitzer Steel sees gains in first quarter net income

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Chemoil founder dies in helicopter tragedy
    MR CHANDRAN killed and Chemoil business development VP, Mr Gidlow, injured in the Indonesian crash.
  • Helicopter crash Chemoil chief is rushed to hospital
  • NYK chief calls for slower ship speed
    MOVE to be adopted across entire fleet and aimed at saving fuel and cutting air emissions.
  • CNC boxship held after collision with barge
    THE Kuo Fu has been detained at Keelung, pending investigation after accident leaves seven missing.
  • Playing the blame game on pollution
    IT'S simply outrageous for the South Korean authorities to have subjected the Hebei Spirit master to "tens of hours of questioning".

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Chemoil chief dies in copter crash
    Robert Chandran, chief executive and founder of Chemoil Energy, has died following a helicopter crash in Indonesia yesterday
  • Crew rescued off Dominican Republic
    ALL crewmembers aboard the Panama-flagged general cargo ship Capt. L were rescued by US Coast Guard helicopters south of the Dominican Republic this weekend
  • Crude price to affect freight rates
    CURRENT crude prices at $100 per barrel of oil are "not very high" given increased production costs, OPEC has warned
  • Guam hesitates over crane offer
    THE Port of Guam has suspended an agreement for two Jones Act carriers to supply three used gantry cranes after an equipment supplier complained that the deal was unfair
  • HD hopes for trouble-free season
  • Indians angry as lines raise rates
  • KGs strong and getting stronger
  • NCL seals Apollo deal
  • DVB questions super-size savings
  • MARPOL 'not being taken seriously'
  • Santos renews cabotage box rebate
  • DP World invests $32M in Maputo
  • Feeder lines told to drop surcharge
  • Severe Shamal storms stop shipping

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • China Shipping bulk profit soars
    China Shipping Development Co., the bulk shipping unit of China Shipping Group, reported that net profit increased 65.5 percent in 2007.
  • U.S. air cargo up 3.5%
  • Former Customs chief Bonner joins consulting firm
  • California teachers form Europe real estate venture
  • UPS expands airfreight services
  • Hudd rebranded as Maersk Distribution Services
  • DP World to invest more in Mozambique port
  • NYK renewed for C-TPAT
  • PIL, PSA in Singapore terminal joint venture
  • CN, electrical workers ratify contract
  • German rail strike shelved

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • OOCL Busan christened at Geoje Shipyard
  • CMA CGM subsidiary, CNC's vessel detained after sinking supply boat
  • Container business the poor relation for MOL in 2008
  • No credit crunch for Seaspan
  • APL to train US cadets onboard vessels

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Maersk sharpening axe
    Danish boxship giant is reportedly prepared to announce Tuesday that it will cut thousands of jobs to improve results.
  • Tanker saves boater
    The crew of the Omega Lady Sarah plucks an American from a life raft before his yacht sinks off the Bahamas.
  • Upgrade buoys ACL
    American Commercial Lines stock jumps on analyst's thumbs-up.
  • CEO dies in crash
    Robert Chandran, chief and founder of Singapore-listed bunker supplier Chemoil, dies in a helicopter crash in Indonesia.
  • Aussies want bigger slice of pie
    New Australian government to boost nation's shortsea fleet with a crackdown on foreign ships.
  • Registry tops itself
    Liberian Registry beats the peak it hit in the mid-1970s with 2,665 ships and 82 million gross tonnes.
  • New Vision appears in Sines
    V.Ships-managed VLCC which suffered damage en route from Norway to Canada finally makes it to Portuguese port.
  • Seaspan to shine
    Analyst boosts 2008 estimate by more than 20% after the Vancouver-based boxship owner's five-ship deal.
  • Credit crunch has sugar coating
    Banks will tighten their belts but the markets will see a return to sanity in 2008, Moore Stephens shipping chief says.
  • Hebei Spirit sails
    Seven crew remain in South Korea to help authorities with investigation by VLCC underway.
  • Erria buys and sells
    Danish owner reduces ownership in 2006-built chemical carrier while building stake in Saigon Shipping.
  • ABG eyes fundraising tour
    Rishi Agarwal to sell $200m of new shares to institutional investors to pay for yard expansion.
  • WSF scraps Seattle run
    Washington state finds passenger-only replacement ferry too expensive from Port Townsend.
  • Seven missing after collision
    Fishermen feared dead after Cheng Lie vessel in contact with crew transport boat off Taiwan.
  • Joo heads Daewoo bid
    Dongkuk steel mill chief to lead consortium looking to take over the world's third largest shipbuilder.
  • Khelil passes the buck
    New OPEC chief says organisation is not to blame for sky-high oil price or current shortage.
  • MIG tightens grip
    Investment giant ups its stake in Attica Holdings and Blue Star Ferries following completion of offer period.
  • Korea in single hull crackdown
    Government to ban single hull vessels by 2011 following Hebei Spirit spill, and warns action could come sooner.
  • Reprieve for Cyprus ferry
    Controversial ship linking Turkish north to Syria to be flagged in Turkey after Georgia scraps registration.
  • Rape claim on Carnival ship
    New Zealand woman alleges attack by Australian man onboard Pacific Star during New Year's Pacific cruise.
  • PhilHarbor to list
    Philippines ro-ro ferry and shipmanagement group to merge various companies through IPO next month.
  • Zim eyes IPO
    Israel Corp unit could become first Israeli company to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
  • Eimskip fined for poaching
    Icelandic box line to appeal competition body's ruling that it tried to force rival Samskip out of market.
  • Nordgard safe in UK port
    Dutch-operated vessel which listed in severe weather in North Sea makes it to Scottish port under pilot.
  • Rio Tinto buys trio
    Australian mining giant inks three capesize units at Japan's Namura Shipyards in $315m deal.
  • Mipo bags chemical sextet
    Mystery owners from Europe and Asia sign for six chemical carriers at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
  • Essar sells last suezmax
    Nexus Energy of Australia takes Ishwari for conversion into FPSO for work on Crux liquids project.
  • Supply ship awaits mercy mission
    American Samoan vessel needs USCG clearance to pick up 100 New Zealanders stuck on remote Cook island.
  • Offshore to boost HHI
    Orders for rigs should see Korean yard giant book more new business in 2008 than in 2007.
  • IHI chief: "No risks"
    Japanese yard's Kazuaki Kama wants workforce to knuckle down on carefully selected projects to turn around losses.
  • ABG still growing
    India's largest private shipbuilder goes from strength to strength in third quarter.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • MOL's Ashida expresses concern about container business
  • EPA proposing more stringent emission standards for ship engines
  • CTSA lines reducing BAF for February
  • CSAV cuts Far East ports from Pacific Caribbean service
  • Eagle Bulk orders four ships
  • Austal completes trials of fastest diesel-powered ferry
  • Tug of war over China Eastern intensifies
  • Airlines: Freight growth a "disappointment"
  • New York-New Jersey bridge, tunnel fare hikes approved
  • House Dems launch probe into EPA denial of Calif. emission waiver
  • Bonner reunites with ex-aides at Sentinel HS Group
  • China textile export growth dependent on U.S.
  • Global postpones stockholder meeting
  • APHIS makes management changes
  • Korea cold storage fire kills at least seven
  • Customs seizes marijuana in New Jersey
  • DP World invests $32 million in Mozambique port
  • Dredging delays hampering India port growth
  • Oakland port gets nod for state "cold-ironing" funds
  • Borge leaving Aker Yards for Aker Kvaerner

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Chinese plan 400,000 dwt ore carrier
    Chinese yard Jiangsy Rongsheng Heavy Industries is introducing a state-of-the art design for a very large ore carrier (VLOC) of up to 400,000 DWT, according to TradeWinds. BW Shipping is expecting a 388,000 DWT ore carrier delivered from ...
  • Old Russian owned reefer sailed from Copenhagen
    CMP and K'benhavns Havn has finally said good by to the Russian owned reefer-vessel Alexa, which now has been sold and sailed from Copenhagen after one year lay-up. The Alexa has been sold to Ghanesian owner has left ...
  • South Korea speeds up single-hull ban
    The 10,500-ton oil spill from the VLCC Hebei Spirit, the worst spill in South Korean waters ever, has prompted the authorities to speed up the ban on oil transports in single-hull tankers, writes Yonhap News. The ban will ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 7, 2008
  • Cosco Busan cleanup to focus on 'localised problems'
    Beaches reopening and fishing restrictions lifted as oil recovery efforts scaling down.
  • Report: Chemoil CEO dies in helicopter crash
    Company confirms that Chandran has been involved in an accident, waiting for details.
  • Polish player already offering 0.1% sulphur fuel
    A company selling MGO in Polish ports has made the switch in line with EU regulations.
  • Team expansion at O.W. Risk Management
  • Rotterdam barges still reported tight
  • Singapore bunkers off to firm 2008 start
    380 cst bunkers jump above $500, trader eyes $600 late in the year.
  • Sri Lankan refiner poised to pick bunker partner
    Ceypecto wants partner with 'barging capabilities'.




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