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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 17, 2008
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  • Slower container shipping growth this year: Maersk
    THE container shipping industry will continue to grow this year but at a slower rate than last year's 10 per cent, Maersk Line's Asia-Pacific chief executive Jesper Praestensgaard said yesterday.
  • LNG tanker surplus sinks charter rates by 46%
    Charter rates for liquefied natural gas tankers transporting spot shipments of the fuel have fallen 46 per cent in the past year because of a ship surplus and lower demand for LNG in Asia.
  • PSA consortium tipped to win Tangier terminal
    A PSA-led consortium is set to get the licence to operate a major container terminal in Morocco that will be the port operator's African beach head.
  • Tianjin urged to develop more rapidly

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • HK's June up 4pc to 2.01 million TEU year on year, Singapore rises 8.8pc to July 1
  • Da Chan Bay Terminal One provides Hong Kong new feeder service
  • CMA CGM restructures management team
  • Old Canadian fisherman faces eviction for proposed container terminal
  • Malaysia's Westports sees 17pc container growth in first half
  • Chennai congestion prompts August container tariff hike despite protests
  • Kolkata Port opens bids to build, operate, transfer 1.6 million TEU
  • New Zealand charges Cathay, SIA of criminally failing to disclose
  • Tanzania launches programme to boost horticultural air cargo
  • South African Airways named airline of the year

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Samudera Shipping starts Haldia-Singapore CHX service
  • With oil prices rising, shipbuilders switch focus to deep-sea drilling rigs
  • BHEL may rope in RIL or ONGC to make offshore rigs
  • Ship registration norms may be relaxed in month or two
  • Several Asian shipping lines slap emergency bunker surcharge in Hong Kong & S. China
  • DGS' age-limit for vessels effectively caps offshore oil hunt for ONGC, RIL
  • Veg. oils imports swelling-SEAI
  • Apeda eyes S. Korea, CIS markets for farm products
  • Andhra drawing up strategies for port development, inland water transport
  • GTI betters own 'track' record
  • Krishnapatnam port inauguration today
  • Rlys offering 25 pc discount for port-bound iron ore
  • Amigo Logistics to operate as authorised courier at Ahmedabad ACC
  • Report on FTA with Australia to be ready by Dec.
  • Exporters move courts to clear maize consignments lying at ports
  • 15 pc of govt orders may be guaranteed for SSI sector

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • CMA CGM reinforces its management team
  • CargoGulf announces faster services to Middle East
  • Air France-KLM's money saving campaign
  • TNT Express starts road services between China and South East Asia
  • Transmec MP USA LLC now C-TPAT certified

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Insurance brokers bid for Panama Canal work
  • Clipper Pacific held in NY
  • Baltic publishes TCE assessments

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Grove named President and COO of ABS Pacific Division
  • Guam Shipyard wins $11.5 million MSC contract
  • Foss receives Clean Air Technology award
  • Maersk Line Limited buys two cargo RO/RO's
  • Cruise ship detained in New York
  • New deadline for Polish shipyard restructuring rethink
  • Washburn & Doughty determined to get back to work

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Groundbreaking ceremony set for Project Pier 1 at Port of Anacortes
  • Boeing 777 freighter holds first flight test
  • MOL training vessel helps typhoon victims
  • Port of Bellingham eyes suit against City of Bellingham
  • Customs officers nab fujitive at Seattle port of entry

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Bulk carrier hijack prompts IMB concerns
    A VIOLENT robbery on a Norwegian vessel off Nigeria could indicate a broadening range of targets.
  • Somalia and Nigeria at top of piracy tables
  • Borg urges governments to follow EC's lead
    MALTESE commissioner encourages adoption of the commission's new approach to maritime affairs.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Lee guilty of Korean tax evasion
    SAMSUNG'S retired chairman Lee Kun-Hee was found guilty today of tax evasion in South Korea, but his three-year prison sentence was suspended
  • Sri Lankan army takes Tiger base
    SRI LANKAN troops have captured a rebel naval base used by the Tamil Tiger rebels in the northwest on Wednesday, the government told Fairplay 24
  • Brazilian port strike goes ahead
    A 24-HOUR strike by port workers in Brazil went ahead today
  • Maersk buys cargo/ro-ro ships
    MAERSK Line, the US arm of AP Møller Maersk, has completed the purchase of two ships recently released by the Military Sealift Command
  • Indian port strike called off
    A STRIKE threatened by 64,000 workers at India's dozen major ports was called off today after a settlement was signed by the Indian Ports Association and the representatives of port and dock workers
  • Longer pipeline undercuts US tankers
    CANADA'S oil shipments across the US border could further undercut US tanker imports as a result of a huge pipeline expansion confirmed today by TransCanada

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 16, 2008
    The Pacific Maritime Association says ILWU tactics have reduced productivity by 20 to 30 percent.
  • Maersk expects container volume to grow 7-8%
  • EU may cut banana deal
  • Gulf chassis pool opens
  • Maersk Line Ltd. buys combination vessels
  • WTO shrimp rulings upheld
  • Record intermodal results power CSX profit in quarter
  • Shippers blast carriers over Taiwan fuel surcharges
  • Va. ports buy hybrid locomotives
  • Pols hit TSA on air-cargo screening deadlines
  • Mississippi River re-opened

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Halifax box decline prompts CN rail cutback
  • More strike woes for Brazilian shippers
  • Shenzhen's new terminal receives first Hong Kong feeder
  • DP World Southampton hope new cranes bring better fortune

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • ILWU slows down
    Pacific Maritime Association says labour union disruptions cut productivity at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports.
  • Damage reported
    ISP chief executive says damage to the Clipper Pacific was reported before arrival, rather than discovered in a routine inspection.
  • Clipped in NYC
    The Clipper Pacific is detained in New York with 1,200 aboard after Coast Guard finds hull damage.
  • Workers strike
    Port workers go on strike across Brazil's coast for 24 hours, but many terminals continue functioning.
  • Aker deal is go
    Russian state investor FLC West gets green light to take over three shipyards from Norwegian group.
  • Quoddy to delay
    Developers of Maine LNG terminal project want state review process held back for changes.
  • Tsakos lifted
    US-listed tanker owner gets an estimate hike thanks to improved profit sharing deals.
  • FFA boom
    Forward-freight agreement volume jumps by 45% in the first half as dry-bulk volatility pushes futures market, says SSY Futures.
  • Spar ship stormed
    Armed pirates raid Norwegian bulker off Nigeria before departing with crews' cash.
  • Klang to build
    Malaysian port wants to add multipurpose berth to increase occupancy rate, with OOCL interested.
  • Olsen cashes in
    Norwegian offshore player gets $20m contract extension from Shell.
  • Some way to go
    Vietnamese joint venture yard Hyundai-Vinashin lagging behind 2008 revenue target at half-way stage.
  • Two more months
    Poland's yards win temporary stay of execution as EU gives government extra time to come up with viable restructuring plan.
  • Banking on boxes
    Maersk Line tips container sector to overcome credit crunch and high fuel costs to grow by nearly a tenth in 2008.
  • Pay the ferryman?
    Minoan could once again be touting its 33% stake in compatriot Greek ferry owner Hellenic Seaways.
  • Good news?
    Polish prime minister Donald Tusk believes an EU reprieve is pending in the struggle to avoid paying back shipyard aid.
  • Aden deal
    Yemen and Dubai in joint venture to develop port into container transhipment hub with initial $220m investment.
  • Napoli lives on
    Anchor from Zodiac containership to form centrepiece of UK exhibition marking its grounding.
  • Bumi wants more
    Malaysian offshore owner ready to spend up to $1.8bn to add to its FPSO fleet.
  • Come on in...
    Russia prime minister Vladimir Putin could open up country's waterways to foreign shipping.
  • Forex fall
    Analysts believe India's Great Eastern will announce fall in Q2 profit as foreign exchange losses bite.
  • Cargo clampdown
    Olympic security fears prompt China to halt imports of dangerous goods at some ports.
  • Brazil takes four
    Petrobras signs five- and six-year drilling contracts for four Transocean-owned units, including a drillship.
  • Cash injection
    Singapore's Marco Polo Marine has raised over SGD6 from a successful share placement.
  • Tanjung fixes four
    Malaysian offshore vessel operator inks charters worth MYR185m from Petronas.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Samudera boosts Indian subcontinent coverage
  • CCNI, Hamburg S'd calling Lázaro Cárdenas
  • Eimskip changing Iceland/North America frequency
  • American, Polish classification societies in joint research
  • AerCap converting 30 A320/A321s into cargo planes
  • Ohio senator assists in effort to save jobs at DHL hub
  • CSX reports higher 2nd quarter profit
  • New chassis pool in Texas, Louisiana
  • Old Dominion offers new warehousing service
  • Customs says Chinese goods were illegally transshipped
  • NRF: U.S. consumers spending tax rebates on essentials
  • China FDI on the rise as investors seek place to park money
  • Vietnam imports from China through April total nearly $6 billion
  • Kuehne + Nagel opens frozen foods DC in northern Italy
  • Saddle Creek appoints Collins as marketing director
  • Forwarders note concerns with 100% air cargo scanning
  • Averitt offers new Asia LCL-LTL express service to Memphis
  • Lowenthal statewide container fee bill passes Assembly
  • Indian dockworker strike averted as government agrees to pay rise

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 16, 2008
  • Global bunker market report
  • Crude plummets after large US stock build
    Oil prices fall heavily for a second day.
  • High bunker bills puts Tallink in the red
    First half result dragged down by 47% increase in cost of fuel.
  • Fuel prices are 'hurting global trade'
    But Maersk still predicts growth for container shipping lines in 2008.
  • Russian bunker industry seeks tanker compromise
    Industry association in 'intensive consultations' with transport ministry to limit impact of single-hull tanker ban.
  • East Asian fuel oil market could be facing shortage
    Traders say arbitrage arrivals 'may not be enough'.
  • Rotterdam market very quiet
  • Singapore prices fall from record high
    Bunker prices soften in Singapore and other key Asian ports.
  • Six liners impose surcharge despite protests
    Seventh liner to fix surcharge on July 18.
  • Soaring fuel costs call for long-term solutions
    Bunker surcharges, slow steaming are 'short-term fixes', industry expert says.
  • Bunker calculations skew Imarex and Baltic rates
    Dollar-per-day charter rate assessments showing wide variations.
  • EU fishing sector to get $3.2 billion aid
    EU ministers approve aid to help fisheries cope with bunker costs.
  • Bunker firms renamed

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