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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 15, 2008
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  • SembMarine delivers last of 6 ships to Taiwan firm
    THE last of a series of six container vessels built by SembCorp Marine subsidiary Jurong Shipyard for Taiwanese shipping company Wan Hai Lines was named and delivered last Friday.
  • Maritime royalty make history in New York
    Deborah D'Ambrosi can recite with ease the weight of each of the Queens - Elizabeth 2, Mary 2 and Victoria, which are among the world's most luxurious ocean liners. And she came all the way from her landlocked hometown, Olney, Illinois, on Sunday just to see 'the three girls', as she called them.
  • Dry-bulk rates may fall next year on vessel oversupply
    Shipping costs for iron ore, coal and other commodities may fall starting next year as vessel numbers outpace cargoes, KGI Securities (Thailand) pcl said as it cut the industry rating to 'neutral'.
  • Newcastle coal exports fall 20% to 6-week low
  • 10 charities share $1m donation from NOL trust
  • Greenpeace disrupts Japanese whale hunt

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 15, 2008
  • US$6.8 billion private equity fund intends to boost Tianjin shipping
  • Singapore's NOL stays mum on reported merger plans with Germany's TUI
  • Yantai Port throughput surpasses 100 million tons in 2007
  • Yingkou Port up 27pc in 2007, surpasses 120 million tons
  • Northport joins the SMEs BrandLaureates in 2007 awards
  • Los Angeles and Long Beach to vote on third container tax since 2005
  • Needy to benefit from CWT Globelink's 20th anniversary in Singapore
  • Mississippi residents protest unsightly container port expansion
  • 'Aggressive pricing' deployed to enlarge Air India Cargo's global market share
  • Air New Zealand readies summer services from Auckland to Beijing and Shanghai
  • Singapore Airlines pulls freighters out of Dublin after 11 years

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 15, 2008
  • NYK Line & HMM to start new NHX service linking Asia, SA & EC of S. America
  • Canada court resolves ownership question of ship under construction
  • IPBCC scraps Chennai surcharge
  • Maritime industry sizzling, but set to get even hotter in Asia
  • Maersk Line offers new FEW2 service
  • STL sets up Hong Kong office to open trans-Russia route for Asia cargo
  • OOCL Busan named at Geoje Shipyard in Korea
  • China to make Dalian a major shipping centre
  • OOCL switches to cleaner trucks in Long Beach
  • CSCL's board gives go-ahead to Yingkou port terminal investment
  • Liberia sets ship & tonnage records
  • Bien Dong Shipping raises Hong Kong-Haiphong sailing frequency
  • PIL & PSA to operate JV box terminal in Singapore
  • Tianjin port cargo throughput surpasses 300 m tonnes
  • Sikkim keen on trade ties with Thailand
  • Anti-dumping duty on Chinese Trimethroprim withdrawn
  • Great Going by GTI!
  • Blue Dart wins logistics' retail excellence award
  • ECo Rly on track to 3 multimodal hubs, rake optimisation
  • Govt mulls toll for using rail overbridges
  • Cabinet clears way for change in Rlys Act for easier land acquisition
  • Industrial production: growth at 13-month low
  • Govt plans to form valuers' regulatory body
  • Buoyant tax collections in April-Dec. 2007
  • UN report sees dynamic growth in India, insulated from global slowdown
  • 9-10 pc growth rate sustainable-PM
  • Ficci study estimates over 8-fold surge in imports from China
  • Trade with Greece in services sector holds promise, observes Kamal nath
  • PM lays out red carpet to Chinese entrepreneurship, investments, collaborations & goodwill
  • Re. rise drained exports worth $ 7 bn-Fieo

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 15, 2008
  • Intermarine names customer service manager
  • Montreal increases handling volume
  • British Airways: sixth route to India
  • Thiel Road & Rail strengthens Eastern European network
  • NYK Logistics launches pharmaceutical centre of excellence
  • Air Cargo India 2008, Mumbai, 23-25 January 2008

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • TUI to "integrate Hapag Lloyd"
  • Coaster master fined for drinking
  • Ships in trouble around UK coast
  • Bandy takes over at Chemoil
  • Hamburg Süd and Maersk Line keep service going

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Northrop Grumman to combine Newport News and Ship Systems
  • Naming ceremony for first Mid East jack-up rig newbuild
  • Kirby ups 4Q profits forecast
  • GAO reports on tanker security

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Jerry Oliver begins term on Vancouver, USA port board
  • OOCL moving to cleaner trucks in Long Beach
  • Portland Shipping Club calling for Old Salt nominations
  • Firms agree to pay $35,000 in oil record book settlement
  • NYK, Hyundai teaming up for new Asia/SAfrica/SAmerica run

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Forth Ports shares surge as Babcock boosts stake
    AUSTRALIAN investment bank builds up a stake to 20.4%, prompting renewed takeover speculation.
  • BBI sets its sights on US and European bulk ports
  • FFA players blamed for Baltic Dry Index tumble
    FALLS in paper values help push rates down in the physical market; as index takes a further beating today.
  • Hooks, lines and sinkings
    IT seems curious that in the 21st century, coming up to the centenary of the Titanic's loss, that we are still arguing about lifeboats.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Fincantieri listing off, merger on?
    The anticipated listing of Fincantieri on the Stock Exchange might not be necessary any more, according to the latest news coming from Rome
  • Car carrier aground off Cromer
    YARMOUTH Coastguard was called to action when a large car carrier ran into trouble at 2am this morning
  • France to privatise cargo handling
    FRANCE is to is privatise stevedoring at major ports, the country's PM announced today, to a cacophony of union disapproval
  • Salvors to board drifting ship
  • Buyer beware, warns LR chairman
  • Coastal feeders make Brazil return
  • Are seven class societies too many?
  • NCC numbers show healthy signs
  • Suez Canal generates $4.6bn
  • Forth Ports in takeover moves
  • Ban to spur rise in tanker orders
  • Freight drives Scandlines higher
  • TUI tightens grip on Hapag

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Industry outlook not all gloom: Widdows
    Despite U.S. economic woes, APL chief executive says box carriers that control costs and price their services properly will prosper.
  • Ports of LA, Long Beach approve new fee
  • Growth ahead for southern U.S. box ports: Economist
  • Ports America Group formed
  • Hapag-Lloyd parent moves to block possible takeover
  • Virginia ports sign India rep
  • UK's Forth Ports sells stake
  • NYK Line exits Asia-South Africa-S. America service
  • IES to include 10+2
  • Amsterdam boxes up 21%
  • Concor trims empties fees

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • CP Rail facing strike threat
  • Hamburg Süd and Maersk continue Asia / South Africa / South America service despite NYK withdrawal
  • P&O Ferrymasters orders new equipment to meet growth predictions
  • OOCL brings in cleaner trucks ahead of CTP ban at Long Beach
  • Varaumo outlines Kalmar's course

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • TUI to reel in Hapag
    Faced with calls to split off the German travel operator's container shipping arm, the chief of TUI says the parent should merge with Hapag-Lloyd.
  • Erika ruling due
    A court in France is set to deliver a ruling Wednesday on the 1999 spill in the sinking of the Erika.
  • Line endures sans NYK
    Hamburg Sud and Maersk Line decide to continue joint service between Asia, South Africa and Latin America's east coast, despite NYK's pullout.
  • Magdalena fetches $38m
    The handysize bulker Magdalena Oldendorff is reportedly sold to Hong Kong-based buyers.
  • Ice Prince hopes fading
    List increases as weather closes in on abandoned Greek cargoship drifting in the English Channel.
  • Ionia back in court
    After $4.9m fine, Greek shipping company is ruled to be in violation of probation in a Connecticut federal court.
  • Ishwari deal tops $50m
    Brokers report $51m to $54.5m price tag on Essar Shipping's sale of the 155,000-dwt tanker.
  • Dry downer
    Stocks of bulker companies follow the Baltic Index down with losses across the board.
  • Scandlines soars
    Newly privatised Baltic ferry group enjoys strong 2007 driven by freight business.
  • PM wants private ports
    France will privatise port services in a bid to regain the number one container berth, Francois Fillon says.
  • Danaos takes HMM trio
    Greek owner snaps up three 2,200-teu units from Korean which takes them back on charter for 10 years.
  • Bite the bullet and buy new
    Canadian province is playing Russian roulette by failing to upgrade its ageing ferry fleet, expert says.
  • Piraeus auction begins
    PPA defies strike threat and opens the bidding for control of two container piers at Greece's biggest port.
  • Kirby to beat expectations
    US tank-barge giant has done better than forecast in strong fourth quarter market.
  • Lone detainee on HK list
    Hong Kong inspectors hold just one vessel in December, a Vietnamese general cargoship.
  • Dry day in Seoul
    South Korean owners and shipbuilders feel the pinch following Friday's 4.6% drop in dry bulk rates.
  • Access denied
    John Fredriksen's Seadrill will not be allowed to view Aker Drilling's books despite its willingness to pay handsomely for control of the company.
  • Japan finds fault with 16
    Port state checks ended with Iino tanker and Asiana Lines car carrier on list of shame for December.
  • Owners slam Seoul-Busan canal
    Over 75% of the nation's shipowners believe the cross-country waterway, a key election pledge of President-elect Lee Myung-bak, is a waste of time.
  • Gagasan thinking big
    Malaysian tanker owner expects revenue to double this year as new ships join fleet.
  • Cork-Swansea ship found
    Irish consortium identifies suitable Scandinavian ferry to restart link to Wales.
  • GOGL buys GOGL
    Norwegian bulker owner takes 2.5m shares off the market in $12m move.
  • Bulker sinks off Taiwan, 12 missing
    Bad weather claims handysize with some reports indicating three Chinese crew drowned.
  • No action
    Canada's BC Ferries won't discipline crewman who shut down ship engine with contaminated oil.
  • Green light for L&T
    Indian group wins state clearance to build new shipyard in Tamil Nadu.
  • STX Pan Ocean inks COA
    South Korean owner extends relationship with Chile's Graneles Group with one year deal to ship grain.
  • Mystery surrounds tanker fire
    Greek operator still unsure what caused blast as Nigerian police dismiss militant involvement.
  • Chemoil name new CEO
    Lead independent director Clyde Michael Bandy named as new head of Singapore-listed bunker firm.
  • Kim to take HMM hot seat
    Former vice chairman of Hankuk Glass Industries Co, Kim Seong-man, unveiled as new CEO of South Korea's second biggest shipping line.
  • Ice Prince adrift off UK
    Crew evacuated from Greek multi-purpose vessel after it loses power in the English Channel.
  • Hapag-NOL tie-up talks denied
    German boxhip line's owner TUI says there are no negotiations over merger with Singapore rival.
  • PCC aground off Norfolk
    The car carrier City of Sunderland is reported to have run into trouble off the UK's east coast.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Hyundai Merchant Marine CEO resigns
  • Hapag-Lloyd, APL merger talks denied
  • Unfit vessels finding safe haven in India's smaller ports
  • Sea Star hiking bunker surcharges
  • Hamburg Süd, Maersk to continue Asia/South Africa/ECSA loop without NYK
  • UASC takes delivery of first of eight 6,900-TEU ships from HHI
  • Car carrier aground off English Coast
  • TACA's BAFs, CAF unchanged
  • Air China can't buy China Eastern stake until August
  • Worldwide Flight Services makes Garcia head of world sales
  • Infrastructure finance commission to release report this week
  • Deutsche Bahn to forge collaborative setup with Indian Railways
  • UPS Freight announces rate increases
  • SoCal air regulators threaten to sue EPA over emission standards delay
  • Singh meets Hu, free trade deal discussed
  • Industry coalition rails against Commerce's use of "zeroing"
  • U.S., Mexico review NAFTA impact to date on ag trade
  • Ex-Im Bank guidelines help fight loan fraud
  • Corpus Christi seeks bids for container facility
  • Port of Virginia establishes representative in India
  • Jacksonville's Ferrin optimistic on dredging
  • Guam port authority to restart Matson/Horizon crane negotiations
  • GPG volume on the rise with help from Nansha
  • New heavy lift dock in Houston

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • Scandlines with record high numbers on the routes
    Scandlines achieved an increase of the number of cars and passengers on its 13 routes in 2007. All told the number of passengers reached 20.5 million and 4.5 million private cars. That was an overall increase of 3 ...
  • More money to Shtokman this year
    More investments are expected in the Shtokman gas project in 2008 after last year's budget was cut from RUB 17.1 billion to RUB 8.6 billion. This year the development of Shtokman and Bovanenkovskoe (on the Yamal peninsula) has ...
  • EUR 4.4 bn to be invested in Port of Murmansk
    The Murmansk Port Management Company ' established at the turn of the year ' will oversee the EUR 4.4 billion development of the Port of Murmansk to become the infrastructure hub for development Russian oil and gas fields in the Barents ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 14, 2008
  • California ups ship emissions ante
    State agency has federal government in its sights with lawsuit possibly looming.
  • Anti-pollution team 'monitoring' drifting vessel
    General cargo vessel with over 300 metric tonnes of bunkers on board adrift in the English Channel.
  • Biofuels 'damaging environment'
    European Union re-thinking its targets as doubts grow about benefits of biofuel.
  • Fujairah Refinery 'granted bunker licence'
    Vitol Group has promised 'to enhance Fujairah's role' in the regional and international energy markets.
  • Rotterdam barges remain tight
  • Asian bunker prices sliding to 30-day lows
    Chinese fuel demand shows no signs of reviving.
  • Singapore: December bunker sales up 8.3% on month
    Singapore remains the clear leader as the world's largest bunkering port.
  • OPEC blames speculation for high prices
    Cartel sees no physical supply shortages, but OPEC is on standby to increase output.
  • Air base chief fired over Chemoil CEO's death
  • Chemoil appoints new CEO
    New CEO to lead global marine fuel supplier after the death of its founder and former CEO.

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