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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
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  • Shipping industry should prepare for changes
    THE abolition of liner conferences on the Europe trades is imminent but while the shipping lines are worried about the sea change in the way their business will have to be run, the impact from the ruling will in the near term be quite limited as rates on the Asia-Europe trades are very depressed anyway.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
  • TUI expects Hapag-Lloyd decision by mid-October
  • Maersk ups BAF on Med-Australia, hikes rate to New Zealand
  • ILWU presses Schwarzenegger to veto container tax bill
  • Software delays Long Beach clean truck tax for 'several weeks'
  • India's US east coast trade up 10pc, west coast slips 14pc
  • Shenzhen's CCT oil-to-electric switch impresses specialists
  • Danaos takes delivery of two 4,253-TEU newbuilds
  • Mombasa port thieves use fake documents to fence truckloads
  • CN petitions US Appeals Court for trans-Chicago rail link
  • Panalpina launches Singapore logistics complex
  • Airfreight price-fixing probe continues at Air New Zealand
  • Guangdong builds on FedEx hub, adding airfreight capacity
  • Rutges gains Tapa freight security accreditation for Schiphol
  • NIIT Technologies to develop warehouse software for Cathay
  • Air Mauritius moves into paperless e-freight with UK's Alport

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
  • East West Freight Carriers enhances service offerings
  • New MANSA President aims at reducing risks, liabilities faced by agents
  • Caravel Lines retains top NVOCC award at Chennai for 2nd straight year
  • CITI inks MoU with Taiwan textile body
  • Import of poultry from avian flu-hit nations banned
  • GTI bags CNBC's Best Container Terminal 2008 award
  • Men at the helm spell out success formulae for ports & terminals
  • Rlys to levy busy season freight surcharge of 5-7 pc from Oct.
  • Cotton export ban ruled out
  • Attorney-General sees legal hurdles to retrospective application of SEZ Act & Rules
  • Incentives offered to propel automobile exports
  • Germans coming on business

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2008
  • Air France-KLM: Spinetta hands over CEO position to Pierre-Henri Gourgeon
  • New chairman for the Central Commission for Navigation on the Rhine
  • New feeder service started by CMA CGM and Fesco
  • American Airlines to fly to three new destinations
  • Woodland wants Manchester freight plan to take off

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Another hijacking - a ship full of army tanks
  • Salvors to produce best practice guidelines
  • IMO marks 60 years
  • Four more for Rickmers
  • Strike hurts Marseilles
  • GL links up with air cavity company
  • ITF, Mission help stranded crew

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2008
  • Warships surround hijacked arms ship

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Port of Seattle talking with possible rail corridor operator
  • US rail freight traffic on downside during week
  • Crystal Cruises earns Line of the Year award
  • Crowley Maritime expanding liner services equipment fleet
  • DOT eyes Evergreen as new China air service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • GCL rules out Shandong Yantai takeover
    GRAND China Logistics will not take over Shandong Yantai International Marine Shipping despite taking on five of its vessels.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Malta wins key migrant concession
    MALTA's insistence to include burden-sharing as part and parcel of the EU migration pact appears to have paid off
  • Gdynia yard clerical jobs threat
    UKRAINIAN-owned ISD Polska says clerical workers are likely to lose their jobs at Poland's Gdynia shipyard if the European Union accepts restructuring plans for the yard and Poland's Szczecin shipyard
  • Storms continue to plague US
    WHILE Tropical Storm Kyle formed overnight southwest of Bermuda, it's the 'no-name' storm pummelling the US East Coast that's getting the attention
  • Japan extends aid to Phils Coastguard
    THE JAPANESE government has extended a grant to the Philippine Coast Guard to improve its safety and communication system

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • TUI expects to make decision on sale of carrier Hapag-Lloyd by mid-October
    Sale could come next month as German parent begins process of reviewing competing bids for fifth-largest container carrier
  • Security threat briefly shuts LA container terminal
  • Crowley Maritime Corp. extends Puerto Rico lease
  • Widdows to lead WSC
  • Four ships for Rickmers
  • NYK closes Panama unit
  • Va. port signs China rep
  • Chiquita signs 11-year lease with Wilmington, Del. port
  • Typhoon kills Maersk engineer
  • Letter: Recent article on GAO report 'misleading'
  • Ike damps rail traffic

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Is Hapag-Lloyd still a prudent deal for NOL?
    Friday, September 26: the deadline for final bids for the auction of ocean carrier Hapag-Lloyd. Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) is still apparently the odds-on favourite to pip the only other bidders, the so-called 'Hamburg Solution', to acquire the German carrier - but given the fast spiralling global downturn would it be too concerned if it did eventually lose out?
  • SEKO expands into Romania
  • Wider use of coastal shipping urged in US
  • Lehman crash impacts on Tacoma
  • Fremantle on the outer
  • Greater customer focus and concentration loom in the liner industry

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Last orders
    Shipowner Michael Vinnen lets his hair down while Peter Gast tells WebTV why he has not gone off the rails.
  • Tuzla tie-ups
    A host of mergers and takeovers on the cards at Turkish complex, says Mehmet Cicek.
  • No Fear
    Meyer Werft not running scared of Asian invasion, says Peter Hackmann.
  • Tackling Tuzla
    Mehmet Cicek talks to TradeWinds WebTV about Tuzla's safety woes.
  • Carnival crunch
    Top cruise line reveals it could face $170m loss as a result of AIG troubles.
  • Typhoon victims
    British chief engineer killed and chief officer injured on Maersk containership caught in typhoon off China.
  • Senegal strikes
    Prosecutor indicts French judge for daring to charge Senegalese officials over sinking of Le Joola ferry in 2004.
  • Oh, my pod
    Mini-bulker grounded in fog and confusion between pilot and master, badly damaging azimuth pod unit.
  • Options open
    Swedish tanker owner Svithoid appoints financial advisers to evaluate 'strategic alternatives'.
  • UDSC freed
    Court releases Ukrainian owner's ferry arrested in Bulgaria in debt row.
  • TB alert
    North Korean ship quarantined in Piraeus after 34 seafarers test positive for tuberculosis.
  • Port hand-out
    West Africa's Cape Verde wins EUR 47m loan for new port on island of Sal.
  • Ferry fight
    Bids are in for the Canadian city of Halifax's tender for two high-speed vessels, with five groups in the running.
  • It's quotes time
    Economou's in Top form but bulker owners are given the jitters from all corners of the market.
  • Keppel queried
    Singapore Stock Exchange fires questions at Keppel Corp subsidiary over "substantial decrease" in share price.
  • Ro-ro hijacked
    Ukrainian ro-ro vessel is said to be the latest ship to fall victim to pirates off Somali coast.
  • Still building
    Russian shipyard Sevmash is making progress on chemical tankers contract cancelled by Odfjell in February.
  • RCCL fire
    Small blaze contained on Oasis of the Seas cruiseship at Aker Yards in Finland after welding mishap.
  • Ballin strengthens
    German consortium trying to keep Hapag-Lloyd in the country wlecomes another investor, insurer Signal Iduna.
  • Cork cash?
    EU clears Irish government to fund 30% of costs of revived ferry run to Swansea for three years.
  • Make that eight
    Germany's Rickmers-Linie returns to China for four more multi-purpose vessel newbuildings.
  • Dover makeover?
    Recent Channel Tunnel fire highlights need for second terminal at UK port, chief executive argues.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • TOP Ships in possible deal with Economou
  • Yang Ming names two box ships
  • Typhoon plays havoc with shipping
  • CBP launches air cargo radiation detection program
  • First rail shuttle for Euromax terminal
  • Options dwindle for Manzullo export control bill
  • FDA aims to prevent "port shopping" by rejected food importers
  • U.S., Uruguay continue to advance trade relations
  • RILA head urges action to head off economic turmoil
  • USDA fears moth outbreak from New Zealand cut flower imports
  • Samskip appoints Antonini as Italy manager
  • CORRECTION: Choice Logistics names Malamet executive VP
  • FMC launches investigation of SoCal port's truck plan
  • ATA denied emergency injunction, truck plan appeal moves forward
  • Marseilles-Fos cargo throughput down 1%
  • Tacoma port feels Wall Street woes

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Minor fire on cruise ship under construction
    A minor fire on board Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas yesterday caused no extensive damage. The vessel is under construction at Aker yards in Turku, Finland and is due to be delivered in the first half of 2009 ...
  • Weapon carrying ro-ro hi-jacked by pirates
    The ro-ro carrier Faina is reported to have fallen in the hands of pirates east of Somalia. The vessel is flagged in Belize but owned in Ukraine and 17 of 21 crewmembers are Ukrainian. According to media sources, the ...
  • Transatlantic threathens to flag out
    Transatlantics' combined AHTS/icebreakers could be flying the Danish flag within a few weeks if the Swedish government does not introduce a tonnage tax system. This message was sent by Carl-Johan Hagman, Transatlantic's MD, at a conference in G'teborg ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Houston demand picking up, bunker prices soften
    Tightening avails predicted, Houston resumes normal operations.
  • Tanker operator says slow steaming 'constantly under review'
    Teekay says decisions to slow tanker speeds are based on 'maximising vessel earnings'.
  • Global bunker market report
  • Asian bunker markets holding steady
    After tumultous two weeks, Asian bunker markets end week on note of calm.
  • Rotterdam market very quiet
  • Mulitpurpose vessels to run on liquefied natural gas
    Shipping company says 'LNG is the future fuel of choice.'
  • Survey dives begin on capsized ferry
    Divers finding 'best way' to remove bunker fuel and toxic cargo.
  • DNVPS open to resolve Singapore 'misunderstandings'
    But testing agency repeats that shipping companies should be able to engage any bunker surveyor they choose.
  • 'Russian factor' to influence oil prices
    Russia will work to influence oil prices, according to the country's energy minister.
  • Maersk to raise bunker surcharges
    Rates will increase on the trade between the East Mediterranean and Australia.




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