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The Business Timesweb site
MAY 14, 2008
Shipping News
  • Space supply squeeze hits US exporters
    At a time when the struggling US economy needs the biggest boost it can get from booming exports, companies and agricultural producers with American goods bound for overseas can't find enough empty containers and have to wait weeks to get space on ships headed to Asia.
  • Scholarships launched in a visionary's name
    In recognition of the need to help less privileged Singaporeans upgrade themselves and the visionary spirit of the late Howe Yoon Chong, PSA International has launched a $15 million endowment fund with contributions from PSA and Temasek Holdings.
Strait Talk
  • Big issues to confront at salvage convention
    SINGAPORE seems to be having a good year for shipping conferences. The most recent, the TradeWinds 2008 Marine Risk Forum last week, attracted some big-name speakers and considerable media interest.

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 14, 2008
  • Marseilles-Fos port sees first quarter throughput rise 12pc with boxes leading with 15pc growth
  • Guangzhou warehouse demand mainly from 3PL providers this year: DTZ
  • China Railway first quarter profit soars 150pc
  • WSC chief Koch takes leave to help old boss McCain until November
  • Darwin-based Perkins Shipping opens shop in Singapore
  • TNT introduces new brand in Brazil: TNT Mercurio
  • Qantas accused of shabby treatment toward price fixing executive
  • Regional airports tipped to rise with demand for more destination choice
  • Unisys to supply biometrics ID cards to Canadian airports

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 14, 2008
  • Hanjin Shipping expands Med coverage
  • INSA to seek reasons for curtailing classification societies
  • Clean fuel will double shipping costs-WSC
  • Box shortage forces US exporters to turn to airfreight!
  • Credit crunch rocks shipbuilding industry
  • OEL doubles capacity on Mict-Jebel Ali service
  • Mercator Lines to spend Rs 4,000 cr. to augment fleet
  • DSO invites investments from Gujarat's SMEs
  • KS-E Rly hauls 39 pc more revenue in April
  • Cargo handling facilities at new airports to be made mandatory
  • Industrial production plunges in March to 6-yr low
  • Revenue Department notifies export duty on steel products
  • Chambers' panacea for hauling up growth
  • Govt official paints rosy picture of IT sector's growth & exports
  • Pharma EPC asks for wider range of Focus Market scheme
  • States seek legal power to slap VAT on imports
  • 3 more export-related services to get tax refunds
  • $=Rs 42.05!
  • Sitting on wheat bumper harvests, Pawar rules out imports for now
  • Yen for infrastructure

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • GAC names new general manager to head logistics in Dubai
  • Etihad Crystal Cargo commences Karachi flights
  • New direct Swiss service to Shanghai
  • Tarabot bags Saudi land-bridge project
  • DHL inaugurates Panamanian hub

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • Schulte slams ITF inspector
  • Bocimar sells, and orders
  • ELAA urges update of EU consortia laws
  • Attempted pirate attack in Malacca Strait

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • Liftboat salvage starts
  • $5.8 million Navy award to BAE Ship Repair Norfolk
  • Technip wins subsea mining contract

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • Threat of dry bulk doomsday scenario is real
    EXPERT says decreasing exports out of China would reduce demand for dry bulk imports.
  • Chinese steel and cement stems prompt Pacific upturn
  • Shipping Partners explores sale option
    COMPANY at risk of defaulting on loan covenants unless market conditions improve dramatically.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • MOL to add 53 ore carriers
    MITSUI OSK Lines announced today that it will take delivery of 53 dedicated ore carriers between now and the end of 2014.
  • Oz fines SYMS garbage ship
    UNLAWFUL disposal of garbage into Port Phillip Bay has earned the owners and master of a Chinese containership fines of over A$42,000 ($39,600) in the first such prosecution by Victoria's Environment Protection Authority (EPA)
  • US coastwise trade plummets
    THE Jones Act spot tanker market is being heavily impacted by historically high crude prices, according to US Shipping Partners chief executive Paul Gridley
  • Vessel operator fined over bunkering spill
    A February 2007 bunkering spill from a visiting bulker has earned the vessel's operator a $27,500 fine from the Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Iran, Azerbijan in maritime agreement
    IRAN and Azerbaijan have agreed to cooperate on shipping trade matters in the Caspian region
  • Chavez links up with Iran
    A NEW liner service is due to start on 16 May connecting Iran with Cuba and Venezuela.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • NY Container Terminal easing truck jam
    New York Container Terminal taking steps to ease truck congestion after exports surge by 85 percent in recent months.
  • Crew, officer shortages threaten global trade: Drewry
  • Maersk names new box ship
  • May Doha deal still possible
  • Seattle box volume off
  • ELAA supports new EU block exemption for carriers
  • APL adds Vietnam feeder
  • Lufthansa's U.S. air cargo improves by 30%
  • Australia pact for CII, UPS
  • Seattle port signs rail corridor deal with BNSF
  • Open investment urged ahead of U.S.-EU air talks

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • American Commercial meets the challenge with Q1 profit
  • Contrasting outcomes for Aus, NZ wine exports
  • Beijing Shanghai high-speed railway to free up capacity
  • IRISL starting Med ' Cuba ' Venezuela box link
  • Now, Toll buys in NZ

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • Offshore tenders seek 146
    Brazil's Petrobras unveils a huge offshore vessel program worth $50bn.
  • Snohvit shuts down
    StatoilHyrdro starts the shutdown of its Barents Sea LNG export facility.
  • Venezuela to order at Viana
    Venezuelan interests in talks to book vessels from Portugal's Viana do Castelo Shipyard, including for PDVSA.
  • Ocean Heavylift settles
    Force majeure claim on the Ancora will drop the price of the ship by $17m.
  • Green goes red
    Oslo-listed reefer owner blames disappointing first quarter on rising costs and labouring spot market.
  • Aries Maritime pays up
    US-listed containership and products tanker owner returns to paying dividends after a one-quarter suspension.
  • Putin puts the boot in
    New Russian PM hits out at delayed creation of United Shipbuilding Corp and says domestic yards need to be more competitive.
  • Coscon firms foursome
    Quartet of 4,250-teu options firmed at Jiangsu New Yangzi brings Cosco Container Lines' tally to 20.
  • Three spree
    Paragon Shipping fixes panamax for three years and confirms charters for same period for two other units.
  • Japan detains 20
    Two general cargoships held in April with faults relating to oil filtering equipment.
  • Ferries grounded by truckers
    Strike over haulage rates leaves at least five vessels stuck at Piraeus on Tuesday.
  • USSP for sale?
    Jones Act owner to "explore strategic alternatives" as market slumps while it raises loan default fears.
  • Death of an industry?
    Polish yard workers bring coffin to prime minister's office to beg for help, as Gdynia buyer reportedly pulls out.
  • Petrojarl returns to red
    Oslo-listed FPSO owner's first quarter figures hit by reduced production and the slack US dollar.
  • USSP swings to loss
    US-listed tanker and tank-barge owner suffers tough first quarter, but hopes new deliveries will boost fortunes.
  • Good year for Varun
    Indian tanker and gas carrier owner's annual profit almost doubles as revenues soar.
  • Mipo scoops mystery sextet
    Hyundai Heavy Industries unit grabs $308m chemical tanker order from Europe.
  • MOL plots ore carrier frenzy
    Japanese owner will grow its dry-cargo fleet by nearly a third over the next six years with 53 new bulkers set to hit the water.
  • Hanjin confirms VLCC pair
    Order for 320,000-dwt pair at Hyundai Heavy reported in TradeWinds confirmed by Korean owner.
  • PUC toasts stellar start
    Singapore group's first quarter profit rises sharply as tugs and barges earn more.
  • Naikai Zosen soars
    Japanese yard smashes last year's result as strong second half sees profit more than double.
  • Bocimar orders dry quartet
    Belgian owner's $154m gain from selling three ships to Genco to be reinvested in Chinese capesize and post-panamax tonnage.
  • OSM fined over bunker spill
    Norwegian manager's Singapore operation has paid $27,500 after bulker leaked fuel oil in Seattle last year.
  • Forex pain for Rieber
    Weak dollar and pound hurt charter revenues at Rieber Shipping in first quarter but profit up.
  • TBS sells to buy
    US tweendecker specialist offers up to 3.4m shares worth $179.5m to boost fleet.
  • 100 orders and counting...
    Sophocles Zoullas puts a figure on the number of bulker newbuildings cancelled so far in 2008.
  • Profits up at MISC
    Shipowner's results up 13% on better performance from offshore, yard and liner segments.
  • ASL has all guns blazing
    Singapore-listed shipowner and yard group sees net profits jump by 32% in the third quarter.

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American Shipperweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • ELAA happy with European liner consortia review
  • Hanjin posts $30 million 1st quarter loss
  • Maersk yard delivers 7,000-TEU ship, group nears 2 million-TEU mark
  • MOL plans to build 53 ore ships
  • Maersk Line ending Med/Brazil loop
  • CKYH Alliance to resume Asia/U.S. East Coast link
  • CMB selling ships to Genco
  • Investor boosts stake in Horizon Lines
  • TBS plans secondary stock sale
  • TACA holds bunker, currency adjustments steady
  • General Maritime buying two Aframax tankers
  • APL, Hanjin start joint Vietnam feeder
  • Sperry Marine expands operations in China
  • Scholarship renamed for Crowley executive Simpson
  • Airbus delays A380 deliveries again
  • ABX reports strong revenue growth
  • UPS expands Arkansas facility
  • Ex-Qantas executive takes plea deal in price-fixing scheme
  • Alaska Air names new cargo VP
  • Planners: S. Calif. needs $531 billion for transport systems
  • CN announces new intermodal service
  • BNSF Railway buys site at Dallas Logistics Hub
  • Survey: More U.S. consumers to spend tax rebates on essentials
  • USDA agency proposes minimum age to transport animals
  • L.A. port releases details of access licensing scheme
  • Leading Chinese container ports volume up 28% in March

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • Big contract for TTS
    TTS Ships Equipment AB in Göteborg have secured a contract worth approximately EUR 50 million for delivery of cargo access equipment to the world's largest ro-ro vessels under construction at Mitsibishi Heavy Industries in Japan. Swedish Wallenius and Norwegian ...
  • Norwegian delivery from Dockstavarvet
    Swedish yard Dockstavarvet AB has delivered one pilot boat for the Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA) for the pilot station in Fedje outside Bergen. LOS 116 is the first boat in a series based on an existing hull design from NCA ...
  • Alcohol caused the grounding of Wani Will
    The mate on duty on the coaster Wani Will was heavily intoxicated on the voyage on February 24, 2008, that ended just south of the breakwater at R'nne on Bornholm. The second officer on duty was tested by police shortly ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 13, 2008
  • Rosneft steps up Russian bunkering operations
    Company reveals near-term sales targets in St. Petersburg and river market prior to international market entry.
  • Bunker market report from Praxis
  • Rotterdam bunker market remains firm
  • Testing agency warns against 'listing' contaminants
    Residual bunker fuel contains 'thousands of different components', some of which could be harmful in certain conditions, says DNVPS.
  • Singapore: April bunker sales up
    Sales at fresh record high.
  • Indonesia mulls quitting OPEC 'temporarily'
    Country is no longer a net exporter of oil.
  • Singapore shipowner fined for Seattle spill
    Songa Hua crew deemed negligent during bunker loading.
  • Bunker costs may hurt Malaysian liner's results
    Expects container shipping markets to weaken further.

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