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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 22, 2008
Shipping News
  • MISC in RM3.2b reverse takeover bid for Ramunia
    Malaysian shipper MISC Bhd, the world's biggest owner of liquefied natural gas tankers, has made a RM3.2 billion (S$1.4 billion) takeover bid for oil-services firm Ramunia Holdings, in line with its aim to develop a regional business building oil rigs.
  • DP World container throughput up 18%
    Global marine terminal operator, DP World, handled more than 43.3 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) across its portfolio of 42 terminals last year, an increase of 18 per cent compared with 2006.
  • Dry-bulk freight rates may rise after record fall
    Shipping costs for iron ore, coal and other commodities may rise after a record drop last week, boosted by demand for larger bulk carriers ahead of the Chinese New Year holidays next month.
  • S Korea blames ship owners for spill
  • Shipping industry explores ways to cut fuel costs
  • On-Time Delivery

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 22, 2008
  • OOCL to launch new Asia Middle East (AIM2) service
  • China-Russia trade via Manzhouli reaches record high last year
  • Fesco to take delivery of containership from Polish yard
  • Anglo-Eastern sees 'scary' aspects in radical changes in world shipping
  • Swift Global Logistics in China receives WOFE licence
  • Kuehne + Nagel to provide logistics services for Siemens in Europe, US
  • SAS Cargo targets emerging airfreight market in Vietnam
  • Heathrow cargo up 3.9pc in 2007, but Gatwick fell 19pc, Stansted by 9pc
  • Six Qantas men face jail for role in price-fixing scam

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 22, 2008
  • USL, ANL overhaul South Seas services
  • Zim strengthens East Africa Service (EAS) to beat rising congestion
  • Hamburg Sud & Maersk Line to continue ASAS/NGX service after NYK Line's exit
  • U-Freight gains security accreditation for logistics warehouse in Hong Kong
  • Rickmers-Linie, Gavio & Finterminal in partnership at Genoa terminal
  • DCT Gdansk handles 1st car carrier
  • ISS appoints Sawan Pillai as Egypt Manager
  • MOL vessel calls at Port of Tacoma
  • Essar Shipping may merge with oilfield drilling wing
  • ETA Logistics operates from new office in city
  • India, Hungary sow new future
  • MPSEZ CT swings into 2008 with new productivity record
  • Singapore remains world's top box port
  • Increased coastal services turning Cochin Port into transhipment hub on W. Coast
  • GTI runs that extra mile... on the ROADS too!
  • Cabinet gives take-off signal to MIHAN
  • Rlys to effect steep hikes in demurrage, stabling & wharfage charges from February 1
  • Freight to be put on fast track soon, assures Lalu
  • 'Ladies Special' on Wadala-Kurla line!
  • Farmers taking loans from banks declined
  • Customs duty cuts under CECA with Singapore come into effect
  • PM's economic advisory body lowers GDP growth projections to 8.9 pc
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 5.47 bn
  • Nath applies sugar coating to drug story for Indonesia
  • Meet with Maltese envoy today

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Panalpina reshuffles management
  • Emirates SkyCargo strengthens team in India and Nepal
  • Suez Canal Authority to raise transit fees
  • Royal Jordanian launches Amman-Hong Kong service
  • GO! Express & Logistics opens sorting platform in Niederaula
  • Air Cargo India 2008, Mumbai, 23-25 January, ITJ stand C-25
  • World Air Cargo Event, Bahrain, 12-14 February, ITJ stand 10b

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Two dead on Latvian ship
  • DP World's volumes soar
  • KR's big box ships
  • Cautious green okay for Broadwater LNG

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Todd Shipyards to buy Everett Shipyard assets
  • Siem Offshore acquires PSV contract
  • Cegielski completes first ME
  • Indictments in Korea spill case

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Oregon/Washington governors back plan to replace Interstate bridges
  • Port of Seattle CEO answering questions about audit
  • Marcon announces first vessel sale for current year
  • Port of Longview announces series of staff appointments
  • New ballast water rules eyed for Saint Lawrence Seaway

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 22, 2008
  • Shipyard, dry bulk stocks on SGX take a beating
    SHARE prices fell across the board on fears over the US economy.
  • Judgment day for Erika defendants
    DETRACTORS were surprised by the clear-cut, workmanlike judgment the Erika trial judge gave on Wednesday.
  • The sweet breath of life
    GASSING is arguably the most common reason for death aboard ship, even though it is not identified as a peril of the sea.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Criminal charges over Hebei Spirit
    Korean prosecutors have indicted for possible criminal negligence the owners of the Hebei Spirit and captains of the tanker and barges for their culpability in the 7 December collision
  • Oil prices ride Mexican port closures
    MEXICO'S major East Coast oil and cargo ports closed again over the weekend because of bad weather, but a feared oil price spike did not materialise
  • Chemical leak linked to crew deaths
    A BBC report suggests that a chemical leak could have killed two crew members of the Latvian-registered general cargo ship Sava Lake
  • Maersk revamps BAF
    MAERSK Line, the world's largest container ship operator, has introduced a new formula for its floating Bunker Adjustment Factor
  • Fesco, N-Trans in Vladivostok scrap
    A FIERCE fight has erupted between Russia's national container rivals, Fesco and N-Trans (formerly Severstaltrans), over berths at Vladivostok port
  • Sleep disorder link in Bay spill
    INVESTIGATORS are examining reports that the pilot who was directing the Cosco Busan when it struck the Bay Bridge suffered from a sleep disorder and might have been on medication at the time of the accident
  • NY IPO pipeline still flowing
  • Stowaways rode rudder for 8 days
  • Sepetiba's iron shipments suspended
  • Russia knocks out rival pipeline
  • Union urges USCG to show humanity
  • Shell won't crack in oil price row
  • Cyprus fixes links with Arab states
  • Nikkei slump hits Japanese lines
  • MISC abandons shipyard for offshore
  • Oil supply crisis 'overstated'

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Maersk introduces new BAF formula
    The change is designed to add more simplicity and transparency in applying bunker surcharges, the carrier said.
  • Deutsche Bahn, Rotterdam ink cooperation pact
  • TUI rejects NOL-Hapag-Lloyd merger report
  • DP World's throughput jumped 18 percent in 2007
  • U.S. files new softwood lumber case against Canada
  • Houston mulls new Bayport wharf
  • SAS enters Vietnam market
  • $100M vessel order for American Commercial Lines
  • Canaveral elects new chairman
  • Promotions at Longview port
  • LA-Long Beach readies final version of clean-truck program

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • More changes in Panalpina
  • CMA CGM invests in the port of Busan
  • Maersk Line introduces floating BAF
  • 'Critical year' for SoCal ports as 2007 volumes disappoint
  • Seacastle to raise USD290 million in IPO

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Russia eyes more ferries
    At least 12 new train-ferry routes across Black Sea planned by 2015.
  • Rem banks resale cash
    Oslo-listed offshore player pockets NOK 36m from sale of newbuilding to Bue Marine.
  • Siem snaps up PSV
    Oslo-listed offshore owner takes share in Meling newbuilding and may form a management company in Stavanger if alliance continues to grow.
  • CalMac defers Sunday service
    Scottish ferry group postpones decision on controversial sabbath link to Isle of Lewis.
  • MCA strikes loom
    Surveyors' union will ballot on action with coastguards set to follow suit as volunteer lifeboatmen warn over safety risk.
  • Tanker, FSO collide off Russia
    No spill reported after floating storage & offloading unit suffers tear above waterline near Murmansk.
  • TUI denies Temasek tie-up
    German group says it has no plans to merge its shipping activity with the Singapore state investor.
  • Maersk revamp continues
    Container giant updates fuel surcharge to pass increasing bunker costs on to its customers.
  • Synergy makes move
    US newcomer acquires land in Louisiana for supply vessel yard facility.
  • Azov claims another ship
    Icy conditions wreaking havoc on shipping in Azov Sea claim another victim as Ukrainian vessel sinks.
  • Hebei Spirit blame game begins
    South Korean prosecutors finger owner of VLCC and Samsung Heavy for spill in December.
  • Hanjin rapped over blast
    Report into two deaths in explosion at Philippines yard finds no safety officer in drydock five.
  • DP World gets global boost
    Emirates port operator sees total cargo throughput shoot up 18% in 2007 with all regions showing increased activity.
  • Two die on ship off UK
    MAIB conducting investigation into deaths of Ukrainian seafarers onboard Latvian ship now docked at Dover.
  • MISC offers shipyard
    Malaysian shipping giant wants rig builder Ramunia to buy MMHE in return for shares.
  • Marco Polo in $24m JV
    Singapore-listed shipowning and repair group to build 16 new vessels as part of a tie-up with ST Shipping.
  • Hanjin denies Algeciras win
    Korean line is vying for control of Spanish terminal, but is not yet preferred bidder.
  • Golar swaps to buy
    LNG player strikes deal with bank to acquire more of its own stock.
  • Planks a lot!
    Residents of the English town of Worthing have seen their beach turned into the world's largest lumber yard.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Maersk introduces new fuel surcharge formula
  • India opens offshore support facility in Kakinada
  • Filus to head Inchcape's liner business department
  • Sea Star holding most intermodal charges steady
  • Air India seeks compensation from Boeing over Dreamliner delays
  • Analyst: More privatization of Europe's railroads to get cargo off roads
  • London operators given extra 28 days to comply with LEZ
  • Congressman proposes federal tax on port of entry shipments
  • Klompers quits Panalpina, Sch'fer joins
  • Maher brothers make $1.1 billion claim against Lehman
  • Connecticut Gov. Rell opposes LNG terminal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • Nordane Shipping in court again
    Nordane Shipping has visited the courthouse in Svendborg again. This time the company has been charged for responsibility for the accident in March 2005, when Karen Danielsen hit the Great Belt Bridge. Nordane Shipping was ISM responsible for the Danielsen ...
  • Blystad selling newbuilding contracts
    Arne Blystad has disposed of 15 of the 20 newbuilding contracts for handy tonnage at Jinse Shipyard in South Korea and is likely to sell the remaining five very shortly. The 32,000 DWT vessels were contracted in May last year ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 21, 2008
  • First vessel booked for new Turkish bunkering service
    Petrol Ofisi says its Mediterranean service offers an alternative 'bunker only' stop.
  • Maersk customers 'to share' bunker costs
    Shipping line says its fuel bills have 'tripled in the last three years'.
  • Rotterdam market quiet at midday
  • Bunker industry has passed a 'turning point'
    IFO prices could reach $600 per metric tonne in 2008, says leading industry observer.
  • Saudi Aramco offers February cargo
    The 86,000 tonne high-viscosity fuel oil cargo is offered for lifting from Yanbu refinery.
  • Chinese oil depot wants investors
    A 400,000 metric tonne oil depot project is looking for foreign investors.
  • Bad weather forces ports to close
    Mexico's main oil export ports face new shut-down.
  • Singapore supplier hits S$1 billion sales turnover
    Managing director of Prestige Marine Services expects more growth this year.

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