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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 9, 2008
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  • New German law may halt Hapag's sale abroad
    Germany's planned legislation to protect industries it deems key to the national interest from takeover by sovereign wealth funds may be expanded to stop foreign companies from buying TUI AG's container-shipping line.
Strait Talk
  • Brussels lays down the law on liner shipping - sort of
    THE European Commission (EC) last week issued the final version of its so-called guidelines that are supposed to tell the liner shipping companies what they can and cannot do when it comes to talking and collaborating with one another.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 9, 2008
  • NOL chief Held quits amid talk of Hapag-Lloyd acquisition feuding
  • Cosco Holdings announces first half earnings increased 90pc
  • Liaoning Air Sea qualified as A-level inspection broker
  • India's Essar plans to build box cargo terminal at JN Port
  • Construction starts on US$550 million Charleston container terminal
  • Swift approval sought in Australia for wheat container liners
  • Surging fuel prices prompt surcharge from SriLankan Airlines
  • Middle East airlines post 10.7pc cargo growth in May
  • Qantas replaces old Boeing 747s with new Airbus A330-200s on Perth-Melbourne run
  • United sees passenger numbers, cargo revenue miles decline in June

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 9, 2008
  • India a focus area for CMA CGM
  • MoS asks FinMin to cut service tax, FBT on shipping industry
  • Cargo Placement holds seminar & in-house training programme for senior staff
  • US withdraws duty exemption on Indian gold necklaces & related products
  • Trade with US to cross $ 100 bn in 3-4 yrs
  • Pharma raw material from China faces dumping duty
  • 7 cos submit RFPs for capital dredging of Vallarpadam channel
  • New norms on handling goods in port-based SEZs under study
  • Baalu favours dedicated box terminal at New Mangalore Port
  • Rlys to negotiate World Bank finances for E. freight corridor on July 14
  • Land Ports Authority to be modelled along AAI lines
  • RBI to take up Tirupur exporters' cases with banks

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • NOL announces new group president and CEO
  • Khorfakkan reaps the benefit
  • TAM with new routes
  • Agility starts operations in Hungary
  • 2008 Fiata World Congress, Vancouver (Canada), 23-26 September

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Jeanne M. Grasso is new WISTA USA President
  • Polarcus lists on Oslo OTC
  • ACB gets new President and COO

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Strong tanker market boosts Nordic American Tankers
  • Heimann to join IMEC
  • UK P&I Club seeks $100 million in hybrid capitql
  • ITF calls for return of Hebei Spirit officers
  • UK urges caution on biofuels

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Berlusconi hints at speedy privatisation of Tirrenia
    ITALIAN premier indicates his government's determination to privatise the state-owned carrier.
  • Fincantieri and Tirrenia sales edge closer to completion
  • Confitarma bids for government support on FSRU project
    ITALIAN shipowners plan to approach industry minister Claudio Scajola to promote $1.6bn energy crisis project.
  • Hamburg gears up for significant spend on Hapag-Lloyd
    THE state government is prepared to spend a nine-figure sum bidding for the container line.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Hamburg raises stakes in Hapag war
    HAMBURG state's government will add a nine-digit sum to a local bid to take over Hapag-Lloyd, Fairplay 24 has learned.
  • Brazil mega-port snagged
    A PLAN to build a $2Bn mega-port at Peruibe, just outside Santos, has hit the buffers in Brazil because of a court action against LLX, owned by multi-billionaire Eike Batista
  • Biofuel transport clarity sought
    AN IMO working group will seek to reduce the confusion regarding shipping biofuels during a fall meeting, Fairplay 24 has learned
  • Candian operator faces oil charges
    A CANADIAN maritime operator has been slammed with a C$10,000 ($9,800) fine for a spill of 1,000 litres of diesel fuel from a barge being towed by its tugboat Edgar Kotokak
  • Cruise ship refloated in Alaska
    INSPECTORS are checking the hull today of the now-refloated small coastal cruise ship Spirit of Glacier Bay, which spent most of yesterday on a mud flat after grounding in Alaska
  • Achille Lauro terrorist released, expelled
    ONE of the terrorists involved in the 1985 hijacking of the cruise ship Achille Lauro has been freed by Italian authorities and ordered out of the country ' but has nowhere to go

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • ILWU, PMA prep for talks
  • UN to vote on new cargo liability rules in October
  • Hamburg in Hapag bid
  • Export ABCs: June potpourri
  • BBC ups bunker surcharge
  • Bayonne suit dismissed
  • G8: Curb ships' emissions
  • Tariff gender suit dismissed
  • Jaxport gets first MOL call
  • USMMA's Stewart to retire

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Dunkirk boosted by ad-hoc calls from Maersk
  • UK coastguards to strike during peak weekend
  • K Line back to Portland
  • Zim bids for Indian box terminal
  • FESCO floats again

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Odfjell drills in
    Ketil Lenning-led drilling company links up with Metrostar Management in joint ownership of drillship order.
  • Derivative drag
    General Maritime reveals freight derivatives losses of $14.7m ahead of second-quarter report.
  • Aries shake-up
    US-listed Aries Maritime Transport replaces chairman and chief executive Mons Bolin.
  • Rouble trouble?
    Hanseatic Lloyd on verge of cancelling eight-ship contract at Russian yard looking for huge price hike.
  • Safe bet
    Newly-listed owner picks up post-panamax resale and fixes out capesize newbuilding for 10-years.
  • Forecast upped
    Analyst lifts Morten Arntzen-led OSG's earnings estimates as tanker market gets a strong start to the third quarter.
  • Going privato
    Italy's prime minister promising to privatize the country's maritime assets.
  • Broken arrow
    Drunken master on CTI's Adriatic Arrow and lifeboat problems feature in latest US detentions.
  • Karlsen quits
    Aries Maritime loses chairman Per Olav Karlsen in protest over direction in which the owner is going.
  • Italian LNG plans
    Italian shipowners form a group aimed at entering the LNG sector.
  • Design delay
    Panama Canal Authority pushes back lock design deadline but says project still will meet its timeline.
  • Eagle going big?
    Sophocles Zoullas-led Eagle Bulk Shipping amends revolving credit facility to allow it to buy vessels of more than 85,000 dwt.
  • More tankers
    Yangpu in China plotting six new berths and oil storage plant at cost of $1bn.
  • City gets serious
    Hamburg slaps triple digit million euro sum on the table to prevent Hapag-Lloyd falling into foreign hands.
  • Forth ferry bid
    UK ports operator wants to keep Scotland-Belgium link going as Attica prepares to pull out.
  • 'Yes, it was us'
    Gourdomichalis Maritime owns up to sale of supramax newbuilding to Qatar Navigation.
  • Blaze puzzle
    US authorities trying to work out why a general cargoship suffered big fire in Miami.
  • Chinese takeaway
    Buyers of Awilco Offshore hope to get staff along with the rigs for $2.5bn.
  • Sulpicio cries foul
    Beleaguered owner of capsized Philippines ferry asks court to halt 'illegal inquisition' into tragedy.
  • Canal race
    Tender begins to find consultant to assess plans for second link between Caspian and Black Seas.
  • Atwood double
    US offshore player returns to Sembcorp Marine unit to sign $565m contract.
  • Bharati building
    Indian shipyard expects 40% more revenue this year as orders boom and capacity grows.
  • Cleaning up
    Bulgaria's Navibulgar eyes Black Sea oil spill response work, after leak from one of its bulkers.
  • Back in business
    Iraqi hub sees import volumes take off following crackdown on Shi'ite militias.
  • Nidas thinks big
    NNPC's crude tanker venture wants 30% of Nigerian market within five years.
  • Fesco sets date
    Russian liner owner to raise $639m through sale of 590 million shares to fund terminal purchase.
  • HMM raises stakes
    Korean owner spending KRW 70bn on more Hyundai Securities shares to diversify revenues.
  • Saaremaa soars
    Estonian ferry group enjoys explosion in profit for 2007 as revenues rise.
  • BNP appeals
    French bank to fight on over $50m it says it is owed by SembCorp Marine.
  • BWO wins Oz gig
    Norwegian offshore player secures letter of intent for virgin Australian FPSO contract.
  • LD does Dover
    French Channel operator making move into short-sea market next summer with Boulogne run.
  • Essar adds two
    Indian shipping group bolsters offshore presence with a $440m order at ABG Shipyard.
  • More drips
    Yet another week, yet another 2m SapuraCrest shares for Seadrill.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • JP Morgan: NOL should forget Hapag-Lloyd takeover
  • China COSCO first-half profit up more than 90%
  • CTSA lines adjusting BAF, CAF
  • Last Liberty ship heads to Greece to become a museum
  • Yang Ming chairman Huang honored
  • MarAd taps Brand to lead Miami gateway office, seeks others
  • Second Kalitta Air cargo plane crashes
  • LAN Cargo receives approval to start Colombian service
  • WFS wins Asiana handling contract in France
  • Decision means importers may challenge tariffs on age, sex
  • Swine disease no problem for pork rind imports
  • Rogers named ITC's administrative law judge
  • Port of Dunkirk's box volume boosted by ad-hoc Maersk calls
  • Kenna new head of Panama Canal Railway Co.
  • Jürgens leaving Deutsche Bahn for HHLA

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 8, 2008
  • Bunker prices show less volatility
    Numbers at all-time highs, but percentage changes lag behind.
  • Rotterdam bunkers tumble with crude
    Late barge market offers down by $20 per tonne as crude sheds more than $5 per barrel.
  • Global bunker market report
  • Company given 90 days to complete ferry salvage
    Options still open regarding removal of casualties, toxic cargo and bunkers from capsized ferry.
  • Book Review: An Introduction to Bunkering
    A new 'entry level guide' to the bunker industry sets out to find 'simple answers to complicated questions'.
  • Rotterdam market falls further
  • VLCCs have 'more to gain by speeding'
    Supertanker operators not slowing down despite record bunker prices.
  • Singapore bunker prices continue to fall
    Bunker demand at the port 'very bad' despite drop in prices, traders say.
  • Asian shippers hit out at bunker surcharge
    Say surcharge wrongly levied on the consignee/manufacturer.
  • Soaring bunker prices hit small operators
    Container feeder vessels suspend services and operators stop adding vessels because of high bunker costs.

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