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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 28, 2008
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  • Newark Bay closed after two vessels collide
    A ship carrying orange juice collided with a dredging vessel in Newark Bay last week, closing the bay to all ship traffic, the US Coast Guard said.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 28, 2008
  • Last hurrah: Far Eastern Freight Conference volume up 19pc to Europe
  • Bunker surcharges, capacity cuts win cost recovery, says TSA chief
  • Pearl River Delta ports cluster taking shape in Guangdong
  • Australian containerised wheat exports soar 500pc
  • Bahrain's new port plans to triple box volume in five years
  • BIFA pleased with FEFC's dropping of UK congestion surcharge
  • Dalian Airport sets up cargo terminal at Yingkou Port
  • NYK subsidiary launches air-sea service between China and Japan
  • Hactl handles Royal Jordanian Airlines cargo in Hong Kong

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 28, 2008
  • Yesterday once more for shipping!
  • FTA with Asean by next Jan., calculates Commerce Secy
  • Iffco signs JV pact to set up phosphoric acid plant in Jordan
  • Imports of sensitive items surge by 11.8 pc in April-Nov. 2007
  • JNPT bids adieu to MoS Secy Mohapatra
  • Mundra Port & Rlys reap windfall from Australian coal imports
  • LCL Group's Logix Park to manage CWC's CFS-Adalaj
  • Yogesh Dhingra now Blue Dart's COO
  • Air India Cargo to sprout new wings for preying on newer markets
  • Hind Terminals CFS gets into export thrust mode
  • Nath asks US to bend for new global order
  • Addl Customs Commissioner, Khader Rahman, awarded President's Appreciation Certificate

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Schunck Group parts from chairman Dr Stephan Zilkens
  • CMA CGM invests in port of Busan
  • Lufthansa Cargo announces joint venture in Tianjin
  • Russian Railways keeps investing
  • Swiss Post International purchases Swedish company

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Braemar's improved outlook
  • Hamburg Süd boosts N Continent-Med service
  • UK tonnage tax changes warning
  • ITF talks to Irish government over open registries
  • Golden Ocean's lucrative charter

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • New GAO report on container security
  • Sener reports FORAN successes

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • TSA member carriers seeing relief from fuel costs
  • US rail freight traffic drops during first week of year
  • Last chance to make Old Salt nominations
  • Railroads reach tenatative deal with United Transportation Union
  • Trinity Industries sees gain in railcar order backlog

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Grimaldi swaps Anek shares for Minoan stake
    SEA Star Capital banks more than €50m after swapping stake in Minoan for Grimaldi's shareholding in Anek.
  • Anek bond issue delay as Grimaldi questions facts
  • Total to appeal against Erika verdict
  • FRENCH oil group to appeal but will compensate victims of the oil spill

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Olsen in talks on Korea cruise ship
    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, the UK-based cruise shipping company, is rumoured to be in talks with an undisclosed shipyard in South Korea regarding a possible order for a newbuilding
  • India told to relax scrapping rules
    INDIA's Supreme Court has directed the federal government to provide more relaxed guidelines on ship demolition for the country's Ship Recycling Industries Association
  • 'Great opportunity' for small yards
    SMALLER shipyards could be facing a flood in demand for conversions and newbuilds as MARPOL regulation 13H makes its presence felt this year
  • Panama Canal service fees hiked
    THE Panama Canal Authority has announced new fee hikes for tugboat, line-handler and locomotive services, effective 1 March
  • CMB forecasts strong growth
    COMPAGNIE Maritime Belge, the Antwerp-based bulk shipping group, forecasts another strong year after posting record high profits in 2007, the fourth such record in a row
  • Condor Ferries up for sale
    BRITISH ferry operator Condor is up for sale with a reported price tag of about £300M ($586M)
  • China growth record causes problems
  • Rio Grande port investigates oil spill
  • Man who 'broke the market' resigns
  • Ships diverted in China coal crisis
  • Profit jumps, but Qatar needs cash
  • TSA calls for floating surcharge
  • Managers urged to scrap flat fees
  • Unreliable WC ports need makeover
  • Russian cargo ship still missing
  • HMM profits rise on higher rates

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • MSC, Ceres in New Orleans venture
    Mediterranean Shipping Co. and Ceres Terminals announced their partnership in a new joint venture, New Orleans Terminals.
  • Long Beach council rejects proposal for bunker tax
  • Panama Canal Authority raises marine service fees
  • Court refuses to enforce truckers hours ruling
  • Hamburg Süd upgrades N. Europe-Med loop to weekly
  • Peru-Canada trade accord near
  • No DHL sale yet: Report
  • 3PLs a $162B business
  • WTO chief: Recession fears could fuel protectionism
  • Rice visits Colombia to boost free-trade pact
  • Record bulker calls Maine port

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Can 'best practice' work in container loading operations?
    The UK's Marine Accident Investigation Branch (MAIB), is expected to release its report on last year's MSC Napoli, casualty by the end of March 2008.
  • British Columbia longshoremen/employers reach accord
  • Concor reduces empty rail freight charge from Pipavav
  • Keelung Port container volume swells by 5% in 2007
  • FEFC Far East to north Europe and Med trade soars by 19% in 2007
  • Evergreen starts Turkey/Greece feeder shuttle

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • $5m bulker gets $29m
    India's West Asia Marine reportedly buys Trustoil Tankers' 1983-built Akropolis.
  • $21.5m for a Mimosa
    Unnamed US company is reported to have purchased the boxship ACX Mimosa.
  • ISC goes to the bank
    US shipowner signs a $59m credit facility to pay for a newbuilding pure car and truck carrier.
  • Canal fees rise
    Citing an abundance of panamaxes, Panama Canal increases marine service fees.
  • German duo sold
    Two 2,007-teu boxships, the Rio Sacramento and the Rio Susa, go to unnamed German interests for $46.5m each.
  • Single-skins set for scrap
    South Korea's crackdown on single hull tankers could encourage owners to cash in on the vessels' scrap value.
  • Bulker index dives
    New York's Shipping Intelligence issues an alert after its dry-bulk time-charter index sheds 25% in six days.
  • Seaspan hikes dividend
    US-listed boxship owner increases dividend by 6.4% to nearly $0.48 per share.
  • System downer for Tallink
    Introduction of new booking and check-in system sees net profit dive at Estonian ferry operator.
  • Trio miss out
    Three rival shipping companies have failed in their attempts to gain control of logistics firm Korea Express.
  • Sanko to relist
    Final rehabilitation of once bankrupt Japanese bulk carrier and tanker owner marked by return to the Tokyo stock exchange.
  • Koreans double up on singles
    SK Energy latest South Korean oil company to set early deadline for end to use of single-hull tankers.
  • Pipavav attracts heavyweights
    Private equity quartet said to have taken a foothold in the Indian shipyard ahead of its IPO.
  • SSC tightens grip on Anek
    Yannis Vardinoyannis-led holding company ups Anek stake to 33% following EUR 148m exchange with Grimaldi.
  • Hebei Spirit trial opens
    Korean court packed as hearing into country's worst ever oil spill gets underway.
  • Ship disappears off China
    Russian, Japanese and Korean authorities involved in search for vessel last placed in the East China Sea.
  • TUI backs finance chief
    Hapag-Lloyd owner's board standing by Rainer Feuerhake, who faces breach of trust charges in shipyard deal.
  • Prosafe takes Dynacom oldie
    Greek owner once again sells single-skin VLCC to Norwegian offshore player for conversion.
  • Dart aims for Ostend target
    Freight ferry line to use Ipswich to restart run to Belgium halted last year by Ferryways.
  • Two more drillships for Samsung
    Korean yard books $1.3bn order from Oceania owner, with 2011 delivery dates.
  • WSF set for shake-up
    New tonnage and fresh leadership will soon be in place at struggling ferry group, state transport secretary says.
  • GOGL fixes Lyderhorn
    John Fredriksen bulker outfit ties-up panamax for up to three years generating cash flow of $12.4m.
  • Numbers up at SeaFrance
    French cross-Channel ferry owner drives 2007 volumes higher as tourism stages recovery.
  • Newcastle gets green light
    Work on a third coal export terminal at Aussie port set to begin after financing and lease are agreed.
  • HHI lowers its sights
    Korean yard giant expects 8% fewer ship orders this year.
  • Meiji in the money
    Japanese shipowner sees net profits rise by almost 50% in first nine months of financial year.
  • Siem builds in Brazil
    Norwegian owner wins eight-year charter deal from Petrobras for two new supply ships.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • TSA winning fuel recovery battle, capacity cutbacks boost utilization
  • FEFC lines moved 9.5 million TEUs from Asia to Europe in 2007
  • HMM profits jump 39% in 2007
  • Hamburg Süd upgrading North Europe/East Med loop
  • TORM acquires interest in shipping company
  • Report: FedEx to buy DHL's U.S. express business
  • Bandits hinder trucked food aid deliveries to Darfur
  • FDA commissioner wants overseas satellite offices
  • Commerce restarts U.S. metropolitan-based export data series
  • Dubai selects program manager for logistics park in South Carolina
  • Maersk consolidating South Florida operations to Miami
  • Port officials discuss changes from expanded Panama Canal
  • Mexico to commit $2 billion to create five major commercial ports
  • Ceres, MSC in terminal joint venture
  • AAPA: Customs rule would hurt cruise industry

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Prosafe buys VLCC for FPSO conversion
    Prosafe, the world's leading owner and operator of semi-submersible service rigs and a major owner and operator of floating production and storage vessels, has agreed to buy the VLCC Takama, 266,286 DWT, built 1987 by MHI Nagasaki for conversion ...
  • Fjord Line deploy Bergensfjord on Kristiansand to Hanstholm
    Bergensfjord, formerly Atlantic Traveller, has began twice-weekly sailings between Kristiansand and Hanstholm in Denmark in direct competition with Color Line. Line director Øystein Glad says that Fjord Line, which took over Master Ferries last autumn, wants to buy another ...
  • Norway establish NOx fund
    Norway's government has relented under pressure and established a NOx fund into which ship owners and land based industry will pay NOK 4 per kilo emission. Those who sign up to the new agreement with the government before 1 July ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 25, 2008
  • Houston market back up to end week
    Busy stretch for trading ending with higher numbers.
  • support for slower sailing
    'Speed club boys' should pay a financial penalty.
  • Emissions trading on track for approval
    SECA compliance 'would have been better' had trading system been in place.
  • Crude holds firm after rebound
    Markets boosted by US economy rescue plan, but analyst not convinced optimism will last.
  • Singapore recovers losses
    Volatile week sees bunker prices back where they started.
  • Rotterdam market firm and slightly tight
  • Global Energy takes first double-hull
    New 7,000 dwt bunker tanker will start operations in Singapore in February.

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