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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 11, 2008
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  • Fast-growing Turkish shipyards are hazardous workplaces
    Turkey is jockeying to be Europe's biggest shipbuilder, but a spate of deaths shows the need for sector reform and the cost of spectacular growth on the fringe of the European Union.
  • Sembmarine unit wins $100m contract
    SEMBCORP Marine is riding on the oil boom not just in rig-building but also in the building of support vessels. The company announced yesterday a $100 million contract from Dredging, Environmental and Marine Engineering (DEME) to build a 19,000- tonne DP2 fallpipe vessel.
  • Truck drivers can now get port info on their cell phones
    SINGAPORE Technologies Telemedia and Singapore Telecommunications joint venture Grid Communications has launched an SMS-based service to enable hauliers to receive port data on their mobile phones.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 11, 2008
  • Maersk to cut Kaohsiung TEU capacity by half in October
  • CTSA lines to hike BAF and CAF surcharges
  • Billionaires in clash wills over how to spend expected Hapag-Lloyd sale money
  • US cargo volumes still rise, but sluggish until October: Port Tracker
  • Maersk and PSA win container terminal licences for north Morocco
  • Cosco ranked fourth financially by Marine Money globally
  • Sea-rail intermodal seminar held in Changsha; customs clearance improved
  • India containerships hit by tax to sustain 'useless' light houses
  • BALtrans forwarders gain AEO status from UK customs
  • Brisbane awards Agility for Darling Downs Power Station
  • Planned UPS-DHL tie-up in US may extend to Asia, Europe
  • Cargo plane from Bogota-Miami crashes, killing 5
  • Troubled ABX fire probed after carrier received threat

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 11, 2008
  • ABG Shipyard only negotiating jack-up rig deals
  • Shipyards unfurl sails for voyage of fortune
  • SCI places fresh orders on hold, with global shipyards' books full
  • Strengthening $ to yield more for textile exporters
  • 41 pc surge in chilli exports
  • JNPT chief lavishes praise on Rani Jadhav's proactive role in steering MbPT's fortunes
  • With talks having failed, spectre of ports strike looms
  • Major Ports post 8.8 pc growth in traffic throughput during Q1
  • Ennore Port to invest Rs 2,700 cr. during XI Plan
  • Cotton import duties withdrawn
  • Inflation singes core sector growth rate
  • Upswing in tax collections
  • Stage being set for CTL-IMEX 2009 at Bombay Exhibition Centre

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Dr Sebastian Jürgens to join HHLA
  • Maersk and MCC Transport launch new intra-Asia service
  • AF-KLM reduces capacity expansion
  • 24plus partner Lagermax starts service to Montenegro
  • Swisslog to build distribution centre for Norwegian wholesale group

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • TCC orders capesizes at Daewoo
  • US congress passes MARPOL VI
  • $1.5 million 'magic pipe' fine for B.Navi
  • Siba Ships increases bulk fleet

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • LCS 1 set for dock trials
  • DOF ASA splashes out
  • Aker yards delivers Skandi Acergy
  • Korea indicts Chinese "industrial spy" with ties to ABS
  • NASSCO gets Navy contract with growth potential

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Corps grants final permit for Maury Island barge dock
  • Freight services index posts gains during May
  • Coast Guard closing Columbia for Tri-Cities hydroplane races
  • Ronald Widdows takes helm of Neptune Orient Lines Ltd.
  • Greenbrier announces third quarter numbers

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Engine failures on new ships hits 'shocking' high
    NEARLY 10% of main engine damages happen to new ships, indicating that machinery is not becoming more reliable.
  • Engine manufacturers defend product quality
  • Freight rates flop as curtain comes down on FEFC
    FAR Eastern Freight Conference principals have held their last meeting but their final attempt to raise freight rates failed.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Sulpicio loses bid to stop Stars inquiry
    MANILA regional trial court has blocked a bid by Sulpicio Lines to prevent the Board of Marine Inquiry from investigating the Princess of the Stars disaster
  • Scan Trans split from Danish partner
    DUBAI-based investment group Kellet & Singleton has acquired two-thirds of the equity in ship-charterer and broker Scan-Trans Middle East & South Asia
  • Schulte bulker back after clean-up
    THE Hong-Kong-flagged bulker Portland Bay is underway again this morning after being involved in a minor oil spill and emergency overnight cleanup in the Columbia River
  • Sulpicio ban hits shippers
    Shippers in the Philippine domestic trade are suffering from a shortage of ships after Sulpicio Lines' ro-pax ferries were banned from operating
  • Crude prices to remain high, says IEA
    In its latest report, the International Energy Agency says it expects crude oil and distillate prices to remain high into 2009
  • Horizon boss welcomes shortsea legislation
    THE US Congress has begun the process of repealing the repetitive harbour maintenance tax on shortsea cargoes, a move praised by Horizon Lines chairman Chuck Raymond

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • No deal in ILWU talks
  • Panama Canal transits flat
  • TWIC enforcement expanded
  • Bill seeks beef import ban
  • Russian rejects Fredriksen offer for TUI shares
  • Miami River re-opened following vessel blaze
  • Customs busts illegal Chinese transshipments
  • Exports boost Seaway traffic
  • Arcapita in joint venture to develop China wind farms
  • U.S. fines Italian vessel operator for illegal dumping

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • China Cosco Holdings' H1 2008 net profit jumps by 90%
  • Elimination of US harbor tax to ease congestion
  • Log-In's new link with Manaus
  • Brazilian exporter goes live with GT Nexus
  • Former Rotterdam port ceo Scholten to face the dock

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Discharge attack
    US congressman goes after cruiseship discharges with new legislation.
  • Siba orders duo
    Italian owner grabs kamsarmax bulkers at South Korea's STX shipyard.
  • UN responds
    United Nations and European Union experts headed to the Philippines to assess the Princess of the Stars disaster.
  • Lazaro beckons
    Terminal expansions at Mexican port lure containership players from rival.
  • Bush gets Marpol
    Congress sends Marpol Annex VI implementation bill to the US president.
  • Production pays
    Japan's largest shipbuilder Imabari Zosen increases turnover 45% on higher deliveries.
  • Gold bust
    Owner, operator and engineer of bulker Rio Gold hit with pollution charges in US as crew blow whistle.
  • Strong Skaugen
    Morits Skaugen-led owner and builder posts a rise in pre-tax profits in the first half and second quarter.
  • Bocimar inks two
    It's more capes than a Batman convention, as Hanjin Heavy takes recent order haul to eight.
  • Danish blues
    Denmark wants control over "problem" ships and global alcohol limits after another grounding involving fatigued, drunk or absent watchkeepers.
  • Safety first
    K Line to self manage more ships under Vision 100 project.
  • Bunker spill
    Schulte bulk carrier Portland Bay in 500-gallon overflow but boom limits damage in Columbia River.
  • More for Pac Basin
    Hong Kong owner takes a pair of ro-ro resales on order at Hyundai Mipo from Italy's Grimaldi.
  • Dock death
    US worker crushed by steel pipes from cargoship in forklift accident at Savannah.
  • Dof rings changes
    Norwegian offshore owner cuts its holding in subsidiaries and three newbuildings in a bid to raise cash.
  • Second suit
    Fresh from suing weather chiefs, Sulpicio turns ire on Del Monte over toxic cargo on Princess of the Stars.
  • B Navi fined
    Manager of Navalmar bulker stung in US port last year for pollution violation hit with $1.5m fine.
  • Dof takes three
    Helge Mogster-led owner back at Aker Yards for AHTS trio.
  • PTP expanding
    Malaysian port's boss Harun Johari lining up $920m spend to boost capacity.
  • Mordashov moves
    Russian steel billionaire builds stake in TUI after striking deal with director Abel Matutes Juan.
  • Too busy
    Deutsche Bahn is too wrapped up in its own IPO to consider buying Hapag-Lloyd.
  • Yasa books capes
    Yalcin Sabanci-led owner puts pen to paper on four ship series at Hanjin Heavy Industries.
  • Last little bit
    Teekay exercises right to purchase outstanding shares in Teekay Petrojarl.
  • DEME's $73m deal
    Dutch dredging firm goes to SembCorp Marine for 19,000-dwt DP2 fallpipe vessel.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Horizon Lines backs legislation to boost coastal shipping
  • TCC orders two bulk carriers from Daewoo shipyard
  • Zim receives 4,250-TEU ship
  • Italian shipping company fined in pollution case
  • Korea reportedly arrests shipyard worker from China
  • Boeing to work on heavy-lift cargo blimp
  • Boeing projects global shift to more efficient airplanes
  • Fuel costs force Cathay into schedule reshuffle
  • Lufthansa Cargo's volume marginally down in first half
  • Transport groups opposed to EC "greening" package
  • ITC hammers China for dumping nails on U.S. market
  • U.S. soybean shippers press EC to relax low-level biotech traits in feed
  • Heaney joins LOG-NET
  • CORRECTION: Avalon promotes Brown
  • Port Tracker: U.S. container imports slowly climbing
  • Long Beach council to revisit SoCal truck plan
  • Maersk to downsize operations in Kaohsiung
  • Seattle approves sale of unused pier to state
  • TWIC card delivery lagging behind applications
  • First seaport terminal awarded 360 Quality Code

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 10, 2008
  • Only one more hurdle for US Annex VI membership
    Port authorities welcoming House nod as bill heads for Presidential signature.
  • Durban supply remains slim
    Fuel oil only offered for end of July delivery with little advice on August outlook.
  • Global bunker market report
  • ISO parameters 'exceed MARPOL requirements'
    Submission sent to IMO from the technical committee working on 4th revision of ISO 8217.
  • Asian markets continue volatile run
    Bunker prices at key Asian markets move in mixed directions on Thursday.
  • Rotterdam bunker fuel prices up
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks up 3.5%
    Stocks up on high prices, weak Chinese demand.
  • Oil may slide if 'financial factors' removed
    BP chief economist says there could be a 'rapid', 'steep' fall in prices.
  • IOC sells early-August cargo
    The 380-cst cargo is likely to be sold into the regional bunker market.
  • Sunken ferry's toxic cargo may be removed first
    Refloating efforts stopped for the removal of bunkers and toxic cargo.
  • Korean spot market under pressure
    Trading firms grapple with tight credit lines as bunker prices rocket.

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