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20 February 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:43 GMT+1

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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 18, 2008
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  • Qantas to review ops next week
    Qantas Airways Ltd, Australia's biggest airline, said it would make an announcement next week about the outcome of its operational review, following press reports it would sack 2,000 staff.
  • New shipping rule may hit Indian offshore operations
    INDIA'S leading oil and gas players say they may be forced to halt offshore operations because of new rules issued by the country's federal shipping ministry.
  • Private, public maritime firms pool awards
    FOR the first time, all scholarships in the maritime sector were given out at a joint awards ceremony last night.
  • Poland's shipyards face uncertain future
  • Cruise ship detained at NY Harbor
  • US unveils new rule to prevent fuel tank explosions

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 18, 2008
  • Labour talks fray as US west coast dockers slow down 20-30pc, says PMA
  • Hamburg Sud's will add seven new offices in China
  • Schwarzenegger likely to ratify California US$30 per TEU tax
  • NOL's new CEO Ron Widdows mum on Hapag, but sees consolidation ahead
  • DP World to develop, operate CT at Port of Aden
  • Expert regards greater containerisation in India as inevitable
  • Tampa Port, Panama Canal agree to cooperate closer
  • Cathay blasts EU eco-law that hits long-haul airlines that pollute less
  • Expert says blanket air cargo screening 'unrealistic'
  • Agility, TNT, UPS join UN effort to distribute relief to Burma

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 18, 2008
  • STankers set to cut speed, leading to shrinking fleet supply & higher rentals
  • Navratna status twinkles before SCI
  • GE Shipping to place part of fleet in spot market
  • Third shipyard on ABG's sonarL
  • Russia to imbibe Darjeeling & CTC teas
  • Cashew exports sprout 40 pc earnings growth in Q1
  • Myanmar sounded for pulses supply
  • Whale of a win for shrimp exporters at WTO
  • Iffco to buy rock phosphate from Australia
  • Just 5 years young, MICT's going places!
  • MICT setting marvellous milestones in India's maritime voyage
  • Adani Group clarifies on case against MPSEZ
  • TAMP sets tariffs for Paradip Port's 2 new berths now awaiting PPPAC's cally
  • Forwarders take stock & discuss the way forward
  • Hubs & factories to come up along rail freight corridor
  • RBI Governor hints at further credit squeeze
  • Farmers' concerns matter most, underscores Nath
  • China to overtake US economy by 2035-study

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Eurogate's Tangier Med terminal handles first feeder vessel
  • Lufthansa Cargo expands services to Brazil
  • Dubai World company completes acquisition of Gazeley

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Todd Shipyards to rebuild fish processor
  • ST Marine books DSV order
  • Textron to supply MLB's to Mexican Navy
  • Detained cruise ship cleared to sail to Tampa
  • Carlyle Group takes stake in Turkish shipyard

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Hearings board make ruling upholding Bellingham project permit
  • JetBlue Airways planning Portland/Long Beach nonstop
  • Port of Tacoma recognized for 2008 Budget Document
  • ACP receives insurance bids for canal widening project
  • Southern California ports honor Foss for green practices

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Coastguard defiant as next UK strike begins
    BRITAIN'S coastguards will start a 48-hour strike on Friday evening in an effort to secure higher pay from MCA management.
  • MCA staff end stoppages but continue to agitate
  • Hebei Spirit pair stuck in Korea for another year
    THE tanker's master and chief officer may not be able to leave until the entire appeals process is exhausted.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • EU sets Poland yards deadline
    THE EU has given shipyards have been given a new deadline of 12 September to provide viable restructuring plans
  • Paris, port workers agree on bill
    THE French government and port workers have reached a negotiated settlement over the port reform bill, ending months of major disruption at French ports
  • Nigerian pirates raid Norwegian bulker
    ARMED pirates raided a Norwegian bulk carrier in Port Harcourt yesterday, despite heightened security measures on the ship
  • Sulpicio fleet freezing costs jobs
    SULPICIO Lines, the owner involved in the Princess of the Stars disaster in the Philippines, has laid off 136 workers because of the continued freeze on its passenger and cargo operations
  • Turning up the heat on US icebreaking
    CONGRESS has been told that the US Coast Guard has become too challenged on resources to meet its icebreaking commitments

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Progress in ILWU contract bargaining
    Union, employers upbeat about progress in talks for new contract, but slowdown delays continue for container terminal operators.
  • Importers urge 10+2 pilot
  • Trade slows at busiest U.S.-Canada bridge crossing
  • JoC: In Europe, planning for end of liner conferences
  • EU: Improve conditions for maritime workers
  • JFK airfreight falls 6.4%
  • Ceva Logistics announces global business restructuring
  • US in Africa trade pact
  • ILWU actions slowing handling by 20-30%: PMA
  • Air France-KLM modifies surcharge mechanism
  • FMC to meet July 23

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Turkish investment for Carlyle
  • JadeWeserPort staff to get trained by ma-co
  • Cavotec cold ironing for CSL vessel at LA
  • Security all important for Contargo
  • Maersk Line Ltd buys two US-flag combi ships

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Getting tough
    Panama is paying closer attention to older multipurpose and general cargoships to stop rising detentions.
  • 'An exaggeration'
    Union spokesman says talk of coordinated slowdown at southern California ports is exaggerated.
  • Restis ups stake
    Greek family now holds more than a fifth of Seanergy after grabbing 2.90 million shares in the blank cheque company.
  • Maersk buys two
    Danish owner's US-flag arm picks up two combination ro-ro/general cargoships once on charter to the Military Sealift Command.
  • Near-miss probe
    Bahamas and UK investigating another incident in Dover Strait, this time involving a Maersk tanker and a bulker.
  • Lisnave fixes more
    Portuguese repair yard group sees 35% growth in activity in the first half of 2008.
  • Solstad storms on
    Norwegian owner leads the pack as offshore stocks outperform rivals. But what is driving the surge?
  • Mols mauled
    Profit warning sends Danish owner's stock on downward spiral.
  • Water farce
    Delayed drinkable cargo carried by tanker to relieve Cypriot thirst is diverted to dam as precaution.
  • Hext vexed
    Pac Basin chief Richard Hext rubbishes report the bulker and ro-ro owner is eyeing tanker ownership move.
  • City wants ferries
    The Canadian city of Halifax has launched a tender for a pair of newbuilding fast-ferries.
  • Spill on Elbe
    Two-ship collision on River Elbe leaves 400 tons of gasoline in the water, reports say.
  • Sulpicio plea
    Philippines ferry operators want Princess of the Stars owner's vessels back at sea, warning of transport backlog.
  • Palermo facelift
    Sicilian port draws up plan to modernise terminals in quest for more cruiseship and passenger traffic.
  • Free at last
    Indian state owner SCI finally set to claim prestigious "navratna" status, giving it total freedom on newbuilding orders.
  • Eagle eyed
    Salvage team dropped on Greek bulker Atlantic Eagle damaged off Australia as tug arrives.
  • Carlyle in at TVK
    Private equity giant snaps up half of Turkish chemical tanker shipbuilder.
  • Receipts please!
    Never mind women and children first, Ikea customers get priority for ferry seats in New York.
  • Mipo double
    Mystery European owner bags $180m car carrier brace at Hyundai Heavy Industries unit.
  • Bargain buy
    Bergen Group knocks NOK 20m off purchase price of two yards from Fosen Holding.
  • Box levy ready
    Californian port trio to slap a green charge on every container after legislators back bill.
  • Art row
    Lawsuits fly after cruiseship passengers claim Dali prints were over-valued at auction.
  • St Pete's stirred
    Iron ore shipments lift first-half figures at Russia's second largest port.
  • Jasa inks pair
    Malaysian offshore operator back at Muhibbah Engineering for more anchor handlers.
  • Exports ease
    Outbound containers at Long Beach still strong, but down from previous months.
  • Muted response
    Sealink, the Malaysian shipbuilder and shipowner, sees modest take up for IPO shares.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Maersk Line buys two U.S.-flag combination ships
  • ESPMC-WITASS introducing Europe/Carib peak season surcharge
  • Grove to run ABS Pacific division
  • New Italian cargo airline to buy A330-200 freighters
  • Lufthansa Cargo adds flight to Brazilian city of Curitiba
  • CEVA integrates contract logistics, freight management businesses
  • Agility names Mongeon CEO of Defense and Government Services business
  • Ann Taylor supply chain chief resigns
  • U.K. forwarders welcome fuel tax U-turn, press for essential user rebate
  • FMC reviews 6 OTI license applications
  • Busan port president steps down
  • Halifax reports container volume has fallen
  • Jacksonville port vice chairman resigns
  • Victorville logistics center still lacks rail connection
  • Hueneme port authority in fight with union

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 17, 2008
  • Global bunker market report
  • Bunker prices dip for second day running
    But analysts warn that crude oil market remains volatile.
  • Rotterdam barge market tight till monday
  • Turkish yard to build bunker tankers
    Sees gap in market for chemical tankers below 5,000 dwt.
  • Singapore bunker prices continue to fall
    But softening prices fail to stimulate demand.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks down
    Stocks dip on increasing demand and lower Western arbitrage arrivals.
  • ConocoPhillips trader joins Bominflot
    New fuel oil trader to be responsible for development of US East Coast operations.
  • OECD: Biofuel subsidies ineffective at cutting CO2
    Paris-based agency predicts $11 billion of annual aid for biofuels will 'at best' cut CO2 emissions by 0.8%.
  • ETS 'preferable' to bunker fuel levy
    Leading shipowner says ETS is the 'most cost-efficient and the least controversial' way for shipping to monitor and cut CO2 emissions.
  • Maersk calls for calm over bunker surcharges
    Senior executive says shippers and liners should agree to share the risk of volatile bunker prices.

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