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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 10, 2008
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  • Maritime industry set to get hotter in Asia
    The world's maritime industry, increasingly an Asian affair, is becoming even more competitive, a new survey shows.
  • S Korea may win third year of record contracts
    Hyundai Heavy Industries Co and other South Korean contractors may receive a third year of record orders for refineries, floating platforms and power plants to support economic growth in the Middle East and Asia.
  • Maersk plans to lay off 3,000 workers
    The struggling US economy has claimed some victims that few Americans have heard of. Copenhagen-based AP Moeller-Maersk, the world's largest ocean shipping line, plans to lay off up to 3,000 of its container division's 25,000 workers, in part because of a slowdown in US trade in 2007.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 10, 2008
  • Middle managers hit hard in mass Maersk layoffs - 2,000-3,000 to go
  • ESC opposes disclosure of sensitive '10+2' data to US Customs
  • Shenzhen's CCT volume up 14pc to 5.7 million TEU in 2007
  • ELAA to provide volume data ahead of EU conference ban
  • PSA, APM Terminals to build new container at Saigon Port
  • Work on new Mumbai Port Trust terminal to begin by March
  • Top 12 ports in India see box volume rise 22pc from April-November
  • Qantas to raise international fuel surcharges from mid-January
  • Jordanian air cargo association to boost local industry: IATA
  • Nigerian airports chief says airfreight must go digital, drop paper burden

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 10, 2008
  • Maersk Line charts new strategy for business turnaround
  • GE Shipping inks deal to sell Panamax dry bulk carrier
  • EU to be asked to soften import quality norms
  • Vizag Port establishes new loading record in sugar
  • ...& in daily manual loading of thermal coal
  • 14 railside cargo complexes operational
  • Now, a yen for electric traction on Western corridor
  • Business optimism level in India outshines other nations
  • Coastal management: EoIs from consultants invited
  • PM means business with China
  • Centre can denotify SEZs with state's consent, avers Nath
  • MPEDA planning marine products SEZ in AP
  • Boeing on a wing & a prayer!

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 10, 2008
  • Agility selects new sea freight director
  • Breakbulk cargo moves out of Port Rashid
  • AUA launches Vienna-Sochi service
  • Gebrüder Weiss sets the tracks for the future
  • Panalpina: new disclosure of shareholdings
  • Air Cargo India 2008, Mumbai, 23-25 January 2008

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Piracy flourishes in 2007
  • ISU welcomes IMO guidelines
  • Chemoil succession decision "this week"
  • Apollo's NCL buy-in complete
  • Breakbulk cargo moves out of Port Rashid
  • Baltic trial new Pacific route
  • RINA helps owners go beyond rules
  • Golden Ocean sells newbuilding

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Justice Department looking at Port of Seattle audit results
  • Latest Port Tracker report sees traffic gains during December
  • Wi-Fi service now available on Seattle/Bremerton ferry run
  • The Greenbrier Companies reports fiscal first quarter numbers
  • Coast Guard offering oil spill understanding course

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Global pirate attacks soar
    WORLDWIDE attacks jump 10% last year, with upsurge seen in Somalia and Nigeria.
  • Hong Kong steps up war on pirates with extradition law
  • SWS to buy 65% stake in Changxing
    SHANGHAI company says the acquisition will make it China's largest shipyard.
  • Europe 'needs state investment in transport'
    MARITIME Industries Forum calls for state financing in freight infrastructure to avoid gridlock.
  • Black flag flies high
    GLOBAL pirate attacks have surged by 10% and governments need to be convinced that piracy is a serious menace.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Vietnam defends its fleet standards
    Vietnam Register officials have rubbished newspaper reports alleging the country's shipping industry does not measure up
  • Argentina vows to find polluter
    ARGENTINE officials have vowed to find the polluter that spoiled 7km of Patagonian shoreline and killed wildlife two weeks ago
  • Salvors back emergency guidelines
    SALVORS have welcomed the IMO Guidelines on the Control of Ships in an Emergency
  • 10+2 steps too far
    THE European Shippers' Council this week called the proposed "10+2" cargo security rule a bureaucratic burden, and plans to ask the European Commission to seek a waiver
  • Indonesia tackles human error
    INDONESIA'S Department of Transportation is blaming human error for half the country's maritime mishaps last year
  • Scottish ports vie for development
  • Bimco warns on drug agency bribes
  • Maersk moves fail to convince
  • Repsol to double Cartagena capacity
  • Lines cave in on Chennai surcharge
  • APL inspired jobs purge at Maersk
  • Skuld to pay for spill clean-up
  • Korea reserves more tonnage
  • Navy role crucial in curbing piracy

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Port of Seattle moves on reforms
    Port commission to strengthen oversight of major construction projects ahead of federal criminal fraud probe.
  • UPS hiking debt ratio
  • GAO: Transform U.S. freight strategy
  • Railroads ready for intermodal growth in 2008
  • Transport policy study coming
  • Maersk Line reshuffles Asia-West Africa service
  • NYK tabs Black Sea agent
  • DP World moves non-box cargoes to Jebel Ali
  • Crowley appoints Atlantic/Gulf VP
  • Zim upgrades East Africa route
  • Seaway tonnage falls

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Brazil's TCP 'not concerned' about pull out
  • Forth Ports shares drift back after renewed bid speculation
  • Maersk Logistics happy to be free of 'internal bureaucracy'
  • Le Havre container throughput up 25% in 2007
  • NYK's Miyahara expects record profits but gives a stark warning on fuel costs

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Fund buys into Horizon
    Famously risk-averse fund manager Seth Klarman reports 11.6% stake in Horizon Lines.
  • India-Europe rates hiked
    Before disbanding, a liner conference plans to hike India-Europe fees by $200 per 20-foot equivalent unit.
  • Muskegon claims another
    A Canadian bulker experiences the fourth grounding since August in the Michigan harbour.
  • Aegean sinks
    Bunker supplier Aegean Marine Petroleum Network's stock sinks, a day after discussing growth.
  • Chemoil moves forward
    Bunker supplier and tanker owner's board plans to meet by week's end to decide on succession after the chief executive's death.
  • Dry stocks plunge
    TBS International leads field of US-listed dry-bulk companies posting bearish declines in midday trading.
  • Korean 'light-bulb' blown
    South Korea's idea to ban single hull tankers from its waters five years ahead of schedule is unworkable if it wants to keep its lights on, broker says.
  • Baltic boosted by black stuff
    Oil capacity on the rise as Russian ports regain ground lost at the end of the Soviet era.
  • Wartsila to overhaul ferry
    Finnish ship engine maker to upgrade Kystlink's 2,000-passenger Pride of Telemark.
  • Srab bags broker stake
    Swedish tanker owner buys into Stockholm-based shop Ivar Lundh.
  • Bulgaria extends bid deadline
    Sole bidder for national owner Navibulgar will have another month to inspect its ships.
  • SCI yard deal close
    State-owned giant to enter shipbuilding within two months, chairman says.
  • Hornbeck adds weight
    US-listed Hornbeck Offshore Services signs for two OSVs at domestic yard and buys MPSV under construction.
  • Palmali bid complaint fails
    Turkish tanker owner cannot stop sale of Serbia's JRB to Daxin Petroleum.
  • Evergreen ship held in US
    Loss of propulsion adds LT Genova to December detention list also featuring three more oily-water separator cases.
  • More attacks in Nigeria
    Latest IMB report lends credence to theory piracy is on the rise in West African country with three more commercial vessels hit.
  • Mercator unearths third dredger
    Indian owner set to continue expansion of dredging fleet following arrival of latest 2007-built unit from China.
  • CSG on the up
    Revenues and volumes jumped in 2007 for Chinese state giant, led by bulkers and boxships.
  • Swire fights to free bulker
    Salvage company's divers attempting to cut ship's propeller from fishing nets in Malacca Strait.
  • DP World in ports swap
    Newly-listed port operator switches non-container handling from Port Rashid to Jebel Ali in another blow for the Emirates' oldest port.
  • Bumper year for CSSC
    Increased capacity and efficiency sees net profit triple at China State Shipbuilding Corp.
  • Imarex volumes soar
    Strong final push in December lifted trading at Norwegian derivatives broker to more than $15bn last year.
  • WSF veteran to enter drydock
    Another elderly Washington state ship needs work on corroded hull.
  • Yangfan confirms Goldman swoop
    Chinese shipbuilder says it has new strategic partner, but US bank is keeping quiet.
  • Hanjin heads south again
    South Korean shipbuilder to plough $1.9bn into new shipbuilding complex in the Philippines.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Maersk Line streamlines, cutting up to 3,000 jobs
  • Maersk Line boss: U.S. markets "troublesome"
  • Zim changes East Africa Service
  • NYK chooses Novo as agent for Russian Black Sea port
  • Oman Air picks Airline Business as U.K. cargo agency
  • AirNet awarded 2 contracts from Federal Reserve
  • Woodward to replace Torok as UPS's Asia Pacific head
  • TIACA convention set to land in Atlanta
  • U.S. Chamber urges political attention on infrastructure
  • Report: Congress, DOT should work jointly on freight strategy
  • Eurasian rail link tested
  • New York-New Jersey bridge, tunnel fare hikes approved
  • House Dems launch probe into EPA denial of Calif. emission waiver
  • European Shippers' Council blasts "10+2" as "bureaucratic burden"
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  • Peter joins Agility from Kuehne + Nagel
  • Echo Global Logistics appoints Pettit as CFO
  • FMC reviews 12 OTI license applications
  • Retail container traffic ends 4-month slump
  • Insurer targets terminal operators
  • Port of Dunkirk's box volume damaged by Hurricane Dean
  • Five stowaways in custody, one missing in Jacksonville

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • Pirate activity on the increase
    Last year was the first since 2003 that the number of reported piracy incidents increased. In all, 263 attacks were reported to International Maritime Bureau, IMB, in Kuala Lumpur, up by some 10 per cent compared to 2006. 263 seafarers ...
  • Samsung to deliver topside for Shtokman rigs
    South Korean Samsung Heavy Industries is to deliver topside components for Shtokman rigs to be build by Russia's Vyborg Shipyard outside St. Petersburg for delivery in the second and third quarter of 2010. The semi-submersible drilling rigs of the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 9, 2008
  • US crude inventories fall again
    DOE data show growing deficit in crude and heating oil, but big fuel build.
  • Aegean's African venture ready for January launch
    Bunkering operation on West Africa's coast to start with floating storage and two delivery vessels.
  • Chemoil: Board to decide on succession 'this week'
    Supplier repeats its assurances that operations are running normally, despite the death of CEO.
  • Rotterdam: Some suppliers fully booked this week
  • Trieste, Italy: Port chemist & stand-by service charges increased
  • Asia's February cargo arrivals could hit 10 month high
    Traders eager to fill new storage tanks in Singapore.
  • Aegean unveils another new bunker tanker
    New double-hulled tanker frees up 1993-built vessel from Gibraltar for new operation.

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