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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
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  • Strike may hit Boeing's global suppliers
    Boeing Co's 27,000 machinists prepared for a third day of strike action, halting production at the plane maker's Seattle-area plants in protest against Boeing's contract offer and what they see as plans to shift more jobs to non-union and foreign companies.
  • SembMarine techniques help deliver rigs faster
    AMID the urgent demands of a robust rig charter market, Sembcorp Marine is using innovative techniques to help it deliver projects to clients faster.
  • Pricing for cabin bookings weakens
    SURPRISINGLY resilient cabin pricing has been cruising's antidote to fuel headaches, but the economy could finally be taking its toll on consumers.
  • TNT tops the list again in sustainability indexes
  • Pirate attacks off Somalia could herald worse to come
  • Iron ore freight rates may extend losses

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
  • Coscol, HPE agree to partnership for export of products, equipment
  • Washington looks to China for thermal imaging cameras
  • China's intermodal transport to triple by 2010
  • CEVA to run global spare parts deliveries for Wartsila
  • DB to help plan integrated railway system for Qatar
  • Murmansk volume up 2.4pc but general cargo flat
  • Amsterdam to host seminar against high value cargo crime
  • US trucking company cuts back 200 non-union jobs
  • IATA reports steep drop in air cargo traffic
  • Aeroflot adopts fuel saving scheme that cuts runway taxi time
  • Forward Air acquires certain assets of Service Express

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Galexis opens mega pharmaceuticals distribution centre
  • 2008 Fiata World Congress, Vancouver (Canada), 23-26 September

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Food running out on hijack ship
  • Yemen "to host anti-piracy centre"
  • Cosco Busan operator offers "no contest" plea
  • Canadian government boosts shortsea shipping

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Obama pledges Jones Act support
  • Wärtsilä and MHI introduce new low speed diesels
  • Sembcorp Marine books jack-up contracts for Egypt
  • Aker Yards gets new COO from STX

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Boeing workers decide to go on strike over weekend
  • Port of Anacortes taps Behan as new accounting manager
  • Portland Airport noise committee sets meeting for September 11
  • Sundial Marine completing world's largest hover barge
  • Port Metro Vancouver nets short sea shipping funds

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 9, 2008
  • MISC denies third pirate attack in Gulf of Aden
    THE Danish Navy said its warship had come to the rescue of a MISC containership in the Gulf of Aden which was being chased by four pirate boats.
  • Pirates seize French yacht off Somalia
  • Market celebrates STX bumper VLCC order
    STX Shipbuilding saw its share price soar by more than 10% following an order from Maersk Tankers for eight VLCCs.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Pirates damage Frontline tanker
    PIRATES have opened fire at the single-hulled Suezmax Frontline Voyager in a hijacking attempt, a spokesman for the International Maritime Bureau confirmed today to Fairplay
  • Plea offer in SF bridge collision
    THE HONG Kong operator of Cosco Busan has offered to plead no contest to charges of negligence and falsifying documents in connection with the box ship hitting a pier of the San Francisco Bay Bridge in November
  • Singapore stocks ignore US moves
    SHIPPING stocks in Singapore posted strong gains, seemingly unfazed by Washington's takeover of US housing mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
  • Mauritius port boss fired in scandal
    MAURITIUS Port Authority boss Siddick Chady has been sacked after being arrested on suspicion of soliciting a bribe from the major Dutch dredging company Boskalis
  • Greatship, DOF Subsea ink JV
    REPRESENTATIVES from India's Greatship and Norway's DOF Subsea met in Mumbai today to sign a joint venture

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Judge won't block So. Calif. trucks plan
    Federal judge denies truckers' request for preliminary injunction to block drayage concession plan.
  • Palin hits Calif. box fee bill
  • Scan-all poor plan: Chertoff
  • Deadline extended for comments on country-of-origin
  • Judge speeds Bayonne suit
  • Customs ends e-filing test
  • Marad promotes two
  • Pols rush to fix highway fund
  • Canada boosts short-sea
  • Twenty-five work fatalities for Moller in 2007
  • Evergreen, Wan Hai link up

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • MOL schedules transpacific loop via Da Chan Bay
  • Maersk in Polish port switch
  • DB to advise on Qatari rail plans
  • British Columbia shortsea projects to improve container flows
  • Russia's NCC terminals throughput soars by 19%

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Vale's ore threat
    Shipping analysts are issuing warnings over the impact on bulkers as Vale pushes for higher rates.
  • Capes confirmed
    Angeliki Frangou's Navios owns up to a $220m raid for two capesize newbuildings at STX.
  • Todd rebuffed
    Shipyard workers twice vote down new contract, but a union official is optimistic that talks will come to a successful close.
  • Ceuta spill quiz
    Spanish authorities are holding an Algerian chemical tanker after a fuel spill off Ceuta.
  • Tanker attacked
    Shots fired at fully-laden Frontline suezmax in Gulf of Aden, pirates reportedly arrested.
  • Truckers roll out
    Truck drivers end a blockade at Argentina's grain export terminals.
  • Job spared
    Commander of a Coast Guard cutter that crashed into a ferry off Rhode Island will keep his post.
  • Four firmed
    Maersk Tankers of Denmark confirms deal for VLCC quartet at STX, a breakthrough contract for the Korean shipbuilder.
  • Bracing for Ike
    All vessels ordered out of New Orleans navigation channel and offshore facilities evacuated as Hurricane Ike approaches US Gulf Coast.
  • Charters cut
    Sweden's Svithoid renegotiates deals for two tankers after charterer Fisher endures delay in oil major approvals.
  • DSME U-turn
    Foreign bidders welcome to join scramble for control of the world's third largest shipbuilder a month after FSC chief issued 'hands off' warning.
  • Back with a bang
    Oslo-listed offshore companies bounce back Monday as confidence is restored by US bailout and rising oil price.
  • Shreyas nets more
    Expanding Indian boxship player has improved first quarter earnings as revenues rose sharply.
  • Manila mission
    Evergreen teams up with Wan Hai Lines to launch new containership run to Philippines and Japan.
  • Captain's logs
    Malaysian ship resumes loading wood cargo as Greenpeace claims 'victory' over logging company.
  • Dof in Indian jv
    Steve Brown-led subsea player comes together with Greatship in latest offshore tie-up.
  • Sulpicio strikes
    Notorious Philippines owner's Cotabato Princess ferry rams wharf in heavy seas.
  • Forex failings
    Indian bulker owner Chowgule Steamship clobbered by exchange losses in first quarter.
  • Korean yards rally
    Hyundai Mipo leads the surge as shipyard stocks buoyed by US Fannie and Freddie bailout.
  • Trio attacked
    Gas-carrier amongst three ships to come under fire off Somalia, reports 14 pirates also arrested.
  • Tug support
    Canadian government providing cash to help Irving's East Isle Shipyard complete seven-unit order.
  • Shin crosses over
    Former Jinhae shipyard chief the latest STX appointment, taking on COO's role at Aker Yards.
  • HSL huff
    Indian shipyard bosses angry at downgrading by pay review commission.
  • Saverys buying
    CMB director Virginie boosts company holding with $2.61m stock swoop.
  • Arntzen cruising
    OSG chief executive is elected to the board of directors at Royal Caribbean International.
  • Less is more
    Mitsubishi and Wartsila team up to design new small low-speed diesel ship engines.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • FEFC's July westbound volume up 3.2%
  • North Asian countries set up regional shipping loop
  • Da Chan Bay gains link to U.S. West Coast
  • Grimaldi Group secures EIB loan
  • Evergreen Line, Wan Hai starting Intra-Asia loop
  • STX's Shin new COO of Aker Yards
  • New president for Great Wall Airlines
  • YRC to merge Yellow, Roadway operations
  • Chertoff remains defiant on 100% box scans
  • EU official accused of leaking trade secrets to Chinese businessmen
  • U.S. pallet industry urges domestic action against wood-eating pests
  • Kuehne + Nagel opens Bielefeld, Germany logistics center
  • Calif. statewide container fee bill faces third strike
  • Punta Colonet bid details revealed
  • Euromax terminal opened in Rotterdam
  • Ports ready for Ike, others reopen after Hanna, Gustav
  • Maersk making move to DCT Gdansk in Poland
  • Panama terminal operator says work stoppage report is false
  • Newspaper: Zim will call at Mobile terminal
  • Port of Albany on verge of major renovation
  • Philadelphia will keep produce market
  • Albanian container hub on the drawing board

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • CMP gives notice to 15 employees
    The number of cars handled at Copenhagen Malmö Port has so far decreased with 20 per cent this year, because of fewer sold cars. CMP expects to handle 420,000 new cars 2008, compared to 520,000 last year. CMP has given ...
  • Coastal Express asks for government compensation
    Debt-burdened Hurtigruten, the Norwegian Coastal Express, has in a meeting with the Norwegian transport minister Liv Signe Navarsete claimed that it will not be able to meet its obligations in the concession agreement if the government does not compensate ...
  • Mærsk orders more LPG's in Korea
    A. P. Møller-Mærsk has signed up for two more LPG-carriers from Hyundai Mipo in Korea. The two LPG ships is an option exercised on four previous ordered vessels. The six vessels will be on 20,500 cbm and delivered ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2008
  • Fuel surcharge decline as bunker prices weaken
    US box carrier announces decrease in fuel surcharge in light of bearish fuel costs.
  • Help for transport group hit by bunker costs
    Ferry operator confident it will get aid from Norwegian government.
  • Global bunker market report
  • Fujairah expansion wins financial backing
    'Heavily oversubscribed' syndicated credit facility 'testifies to port's strength'.
  • O.W. Bunker announces first 'graduates'
    Two-year training programme completed by 10 recruits.
  • Rotterdam market very quiet
  • Bigger bunker tankers coming on stream
    Hong Kong suppliers planning to introduce larger, double-hulled vessels.
  • Indian bunker prices deterring cruise operators
    'Unaffordable bunker prices' remain major challenge, says cruise industry expert.
  • Two days extra for LMS
    Court gives LMS until the weekend to vacate Colombo tank farm.
  • Shippers call surcharge hike 'ridiculous'
    Liner companies want to put up Emergency Bunker Surcharge by 47%.
  • Port Authority to refurbish bunker facility
    Wants to replace old pipelines after taking over Colombo storage tanks.
  • ExxonMobil offers late-September cargo
  • Oil trading 'next growth engine' for Singapore power group
    PowerSeraya's oil trading arm sees $3.8 million net profit in its first year of trading.




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