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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
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  • Baltic dry sea freight index makes biggest one-day fall
    The Baltic Exchange's chief sea freight index for global dry commodities made its biggest one-day drop on Friday since records began in 1985.
  • Striking dockers fight Greek ports privatising
    Greek dockers walked off the job for the second time last week on Friday, stopping cargo ships from unloading and forcing some to dock at other European ports.
Aviation News
  • Concerns over coal terminal closure
    The shutdown of a US coal terminal has sent some European buyers in search of backup supplies and has heightened concern about US ability to meet surging export demand, industry officials say.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • China Customs goes digital, starts electronic clearance system
  • Evergreen renews berth contract at the Port of Kaohsiung
  • CTSA sees rate increases in May, expects higher CAFs and BAFs
  • Building starts on top-grade expressway through Guangdong to HK
  • Qingdao builds customs house to facilitate Olympic cargo delivery
  • Shandong seaports box volume exceeds 10 million TEU
  • Maersk revamps FEW 1 and 2 to offer Abidjan service
  • Pacific Concord Forwarding expands into Europe, Middle East
  • ICTSI's Davao terminal services larger MISC containership
  • SIA increases frequency of Singapore-Sydney service
  • M+R Spedag Asia opens new office at Singapore Changi Airport
  • ABX Holdings completes acquisition of CHI, forms new holding company

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • 24 top global lines launch Container Shipping Information Service to spread awareness of industry's role
  • HSL lays keel for 53,000-DWT bulk carrier
  • Alang shipyard passes muster by IMO team
  • Panel formed to monitor wheat imports
  • PPT Chairman upbeat about 2008-09 performance
  • CONCOR slashes rates for empties movement ex-Port Pipavav to ICDs/CFSs
  • Gati taking 5 AI cargo planes on lease
  • CONCOR finds Kolkata-VCT run rewarding with volumes rising
  • Nath brings out EoUs' & SEZs' pivotal role in expediting economic growth
  • Use tax revenues to improve infra spending, say think-tanks
  • ECGC wants to offer inward reinsurance
  • Auto, components sector to ride on better deal
  • Cargotec building development centre in Pune
  • CII arranges interactive meetings

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Angel Trains announces new management team for Angel Trains Cargo
  • Maersk launches new direct Far East-Abidjan/Ivory Coast service
  • Lufthansa posts record result
  • Germany: ro-ro facility for Dresden
  • Time:matters buys Dutch JNE
  • Air Cargo India 2008, Mumbai, 23-25 January 2008

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Singapore's shipping sector booms
  • US subsidises small shipyards
  • Chemical tanker towed to safety
  • Skaugen profit climbs

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • $596 million CVN 78 award for Newport News

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Port of Tacoma issues bonds to pay for infrastructure projects
  • Portland included in next round of worker ID enrollment sites
  • AAR releases latest Ten-Year Trends publication
  • New deal paves way for US cadets to train on APL ships
  • US rail freight traffic count heads down during week

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • IHI in mega yard merger talks
    IHI and steelmaker JFE plan to merge their shipbuilding operations to take on South Korean and Chinese rivals.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Bangladesh evicts Indian aframax
    BANGLADESH authorities forced an Indian tanker to leave its waters on 10 January, amid concerns that foreign ships carrying waste are trying to discharge in Bangladesh
  • Hanjin yard complex for Philippines
    HANJIN Heavy Industries has signed an MOU with Phividec Industrial Authority (PIA) in the Philippines for the construction of a shipbuilding complex in the region of Mindanao
  • Russian shipyard scheme sluggish
    RUSSIA's new shipping platform the Unified Shipbuilding Corporation has failed to achieve industry consolidation, says industry insiders
  • Sabotage link in tanker blast
  • Ship recycling plant for Liverpool
  • Lifeboat accident kills officers
  • ITF India campaign yields results
  • 'Tanker' yard chases 20 bulkers
  • Bulker nets fine over false log
  • Shippers hit the roof over ceiling
  • Garbage ship sparks riot
  • Fog slows China's power supply
  • Holidays blamed for Priok box build-up

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Streamline Congressional oversight of Homeland Security, says Chertoff
    Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff urges seamless transition when new administration takes over in 2008.
  • OOCL drops old trucks in LB
  • UPS Freight raises rates
  • Tacoma opposes merger proposal
  • TACA charges unchanged
  • Tacoma issues project bonds
  • Ex-Im Bank offers new guidelines for due diligence
  • Industrial Terminals completes heavy lift dock
  • Oil fuels U.S. trade gap despite strong exports
  • Kalitta eyes domestic venture
  • IPBCC axes Chennai fee

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Sunny sky's to give way to storm clouds?
    The year of the Pig, 2007, was generally regarded as a good year for ocean carriers who benefited from a strong surge in global containerisation. This resulted in impressive cargo increases and substantially improved margins in tradelanes, such as Asia to Europe, Asia to eastern Mediterranean and Asia to West Africa.
  • Maersk to make changes to Far East / West Africa services
  • Elbe deepening decision not before 'second half of 2008'
  • PSA International posts record throughput performance
  • PTP breaks five million TEU
  • US senator calls for merger of Washington ports

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Nordmillennium sold
    After a December deal for the ship falls through, the 301,000-dwt VLCC is sold to Greek owners.
  • Exxon dumps aframax
    Oil major subsidiary International Marine Transportation sells the Ras Laffan to Eastmed.
  • Panamaxes for Vinalines
    Vietnamese owner reportedly buys panamax bulkers in two deals worth more than $140m.
  • Macau ferries collide
    Two ferries on the Hong Kong-Macau run collide, with reports of 133 injuries.
  • OSG legend dies
    Post-war immigrant helped build MOC-OSG into shipping giant, remembered for 'highest integrity' over 64-year career.
  • MEND claims tanker blast
    Insurgency group claims responsibility for fire onboard Greek-operated vessel at Nigerian port.
  • Second officer blamed
    US National Transportation Safety Board determination agrees with summary report that a second officer's commands were behind the heeling of the Crown Princess.
  • Engineer gets 6 months
    Judge sentences former Tanabata chief engineer to a semester prison term in magic pipes case.
  • High and dry?
    With the Baltic Dry Index showing a huge reverse on Friday, we ask some owners what is really going on in the bulker trade.
  • Fire on tanker in Nigeria
    Explosions heard prior to blaze on Greek-operated chemical carrier discharging gasoline at Port Harcourt.
  • Dry stocks still rolling
    US-listed bulker owners put up strong showing despite biggest single day drop in the Baltic Dry Index since 1989.
  • Strikes hold no sway
    Greece expects to complete port privatisation by June despite the latest round of strike action at Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
  • MCA facing twin threat
    Coastguard and surveyors set to ballot on strikes as head of UK safety agency faces vote of no confidence.
  • Huge wave injures 5 on bulker
    Two crew members of Panama-flagged handymax hospitalised after vessel struck by wave off Canada.
  • Last orders for Noh
    Hyundai Merchant Marine chief leaves his post after five years in the hot seat.
  • IHI to create a monster
    Troubled Japanese yard set to join forces with steel giant JFE to form Japan's biggest shipbuilding company.
  • Mipo strikes with 10 more
    South Korean yard Hyundai Mipo follows earlier order for six chemical carriers with order for another 10.
  • China takes 2007 spoils
    Chinese shipbuilders bagged more orders than their South Korean rivals last year, broker says.
  • Damen goes Dutch
    Netherlands-based shipyard group takes 49% stake in Emirates counterpart.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Container lines in publicity drive
  • Report: Militants claim they blew up tanker in Nigeria
  • Chief engineer sentenced in vessel pollution case
  • Shaerf named director of New York Maritime
  • Piracy attacks rose 10% in 2007
  • Indian shipyards primed for massive investment
  • FedEx launches Asia 'tweener service
  • Teamsters allege Bush violation regarding cross-border truck program
  • Con-way rebrands Contract Freighters
  • Big rig accident shuts down Texas-Mexico bridge
  • Gödde to lead Kuehne + Nagel European rail business
  • Fed hints at recession
  • Bush administration notes beef with pending U.S.-Korea FTA
  • NYK Logistics (UK) opens pharmaceutical center
  • Descartes purchases Pacific Coast Tariff Bureau
  • Mars settles with supplier for $8 million
  • Trade attorney Ross moves to new firm
  • Denne spearheads France development for SEKO
  • FMC reviews 12 OTI license applications
  • SoCal port officials set to add $15-per-TEU container tax
  • State vows tougher Seattle port oversight, revoking port tax authority
  • Study: LNG imports will increase security workload
  • Sempra proposes Port Arthur terminal
  • Report: Delaware dredge plan advancing
  • PSA TEUs up 15% in 2007
  • PTP 2007 throughput up 14.6%
  • Jurong Port box volumes up 2% in 2007

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Suggested merger of Aker Yards and Fincantieri
    The EU Commission is currently looking into South Korean STX Corporation's purchase of 30.2 per cent of Aker Yards, while Italy, France and Norway would support a merger of Aker Yards and Italian state owned Fincantieri. The move is ...
  • Helcom wants tighter regulations
    Helcom calls for tighter IMO regulations in the Baltic Sea to prevent a predicted strong increase in NOx emissions from ships. A joint document has recently been submitted by the Helcom countries to the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee, which ...
  • Container majors lauch info site
    A group of container shipping majors have joined forces in a new organisation, Container Shipping Information Service, CSIS, in order to spread knowledge of the inportance of container shipping. CSIS has launched a website with a public information service in ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 11, 2008
  • Near miss for fuel oil barge
    Coast Guard investigating bridge collision incident.
  • Doubts over IMO emissions timetable
    Industry concluding that progress may not be made this year on MARPOL revisions.
  • Korea speeds up ban on single-hull tankers
    Analysts say tanker freight rates will come under pressure as demand for double-hull vessels grows.
  • Bunkering service to open in Turkish oil hub
    Bunker barges will be serving all ports in the Gulf of Iskenderun on Turkey's Mediterranean coast.
  • Fuel oil futures fail to improve
    December transactions of bunker fuel oil derivatives at IMAREX the lowest yet.
  • Barging costs set to rise
    Singapore barge operators under pressure from spiralling cost of MGO.
  • Asian bunker markets still tumbling
    Hong Kong 380 centistoke bunker fuel falls over $20 per metric tonne.
  • Rotterdam: Barges still tight
  • Scientists at odds over 'cooling' shipping emissions
    Study claiming shipping causes net cooling 'missing key point'.
  • Indonesian supplier invites businesses
    Offering oil companies to 'use their space' at two sites near Singapore.

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