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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2008
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  • Deeper logic to China's gunboat diplomacy
    Last Friday, two destroyers and a supply vessel departed on China's first long-range naval expedition since 1433. The decision to join the global armada in the pirate-plagued waters off Somalia is a momentous step in China's rise as a world power.
  • HK among top 5 in registered ship tonnage
    The total gross tonnage of Hong Kong-registered ships is approaching 40 million gross tons (GT), making the register among the top five in the world, official figures released on Saturday indicated.
  • Wild Oats XI makes history with Sydney-Hobart win
    Overcoming an encounter with a 2-metre shark and sailing most of the race with flotsam stuck on its keel, Wild Oats XI won its fourth consecutive Sydney to Hobart on Sunday, with skipper Mark Richards saying this year's victory was the toughest 'by a country mile'.
  • China opens tunnel under Yangtze
  • Sabah-stranded oil tanker runs out of fuel

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2008
  • UASC, Hanjin to launch Middle East-India-US-Med service
  • Yang Ming, K Line, China Shipping offer Far East-Red Sea service
  • Evergreen Line launches combined Arabian Express Service
  • NYK appoints new president in leadership shuffle
  • CIMC boosts its holdings in two China box makers for US$30 million
  • CSX Intermodal expands Orlando services
  • Vladivostok sends first container block train to Moscow
  • Charleston cuts rates from January 1 for three months
  • Kalmar to supply six RTGs to the Italy's Port of Livorno
  • Asia airfreight demand plunges 15.5 per cent
  • Lender offers to fund class action against air carriers in price fixing suit
  • LAX air cargo down 25pc in November, passengers off 14pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2008
  • New RES service between Far East and Red Sea from February 2009
  • Yang Ming to launch second East Med feeder service
  • Evergreen Line to enhance its North China service
  • Maersk Line announces departure from Port of Charleston, SC
  • APL adds Miami and removes Port Everglades from Central America services
  • World's largest floating drydock enters service
  • Hamburg Süd improves liner service between US Gulf/Central America/Caribbean and South America East Coast
  • HPH takes controlling stake in CTE through share swap agreement with NYK Line
  • Shekou Container Terminal welcomes first Taiwan direct call
  • PD Ports executives promote UK trade opportunities in Far East
  • First Chinese-made hi-tech Panamax enters service
  • Vietnam launches container route to mainland China, Hong Kong
  • OOCL Line to add nine boxships to fleet in 2009
  • Port Klang's container volumes up
  • No solution in sight to end pirate attacks in Gulf of Aden
  • Marine emergency fund on anvil
  • IPA invites port union leaders for talks on Jan. 7
  • BCHAA members call for strike
  • India: Global meltdown shaves 65 pc off market capitalisation
  • Several nations confirm participation in Vibrant Gujarat Investors' Summit
  • 'Broad plan' ready to keep recession at bay, says Ahluwalia

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • German warship stops pirates
  • Islamic militia takes on pirates
  • LNG carrier breaks down off Boston

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • LNG carrier loses power
  • $55 million Navy contract for ABS
  • Keppel O&M books orders worth $139 million

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • Coast Guard port captain closes Chetco River bar
  • Evergreen Line adding new Arabian Express Service
  • Port association schedules 11th annual cruise seminar
  • Trucking association files brief on LA/Long Beach port concession plans
  • Shipping lines launch Far East/Red Sea service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 30, 2008
  • Worldwide orderbook hinges on 'fragile' yards
    STATUS of shipowner "less of an issue than the status of the yard."
  • Half of 2010 bulker orders are in doubt
  • Hanwha seeks more concessions over Daewoo deal
    GROUP delays signing of final purchase contract due to the global financial turmoil.
  • Big boxships join anchored fleet
    CONTAINERSHIP owners now prepared to leave even their very large vessels idle as market conditions worsen.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • 400,000 TEUs idle as charter rates tumble
    More than 200 ships likely to be laid up in 2009 amid weakening cargo demand, lower vessel and freight rates.
  • Vancouver work stoppage averted, new talks scheduled
  • Union dispute stalls steel shipment at Port of Oakland
  • Seaway aims for tax change
  • New president for NYK
  • Key US rail deal approved
  • Local group woos Maersk
  • Lines combine on Far East-Red Sea service
  • Weyerhaeuser puts sale of Westwood Shipping on hold
  • Somali pirates turned back
  • Houston handles turbines

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • Chinese warships 'on their way' to the Gulf of Aden
  • InterBulk invests in Duisburg
  • STB approves CN Chicago rail purchase with tough conditions
  • Hutchison abandons Thessaloniki port tender
  • Algeciras: 'unprecedented' labour agreement

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • Golar in Oz deal?
    Gary Smith-led Golar LNG reportedly near a deal for offtake from Australia's Gladstone LNG.
  • Sale chopped
    Market chaos forces Weyerhaeuser to pull down for sale boards from Westwood Shipping Line.
  • Search halted
    US and Mexican authorities call off "exhaustive" search effort after woman falls off a cruiseship.
  • Tally woe
    Sweet taste of success turns sour for world shipbuilding as orders slip to 12-year low.
  • Ro-ro to Africa
    AAA Lines launches ro-ro service from Tampa to West Africa and the Middle East.
  • Eagle flies nest
    Sophocles Zoullas-led Eagle Bulk sells supramax newbuilding for $34m, sources say.
  • Stowaways found
    US authorities take two Nigerians into custody after they are uncovered aboard the reefer Zenit.
  • Ferry claim sunk
    A Canadian judge throws out punitive and aggravated damages claims by victims of Queen of the North sinking.
  • Shipbuilding aid
    Top Chinese economic body is pressing through rescue package for nation's shipbuilders.
  • Fairstar on fire
    Shipowner's market value nearly doubles as analysts forecast two way takeover battle between Louis Dreyfus and Roger Granheim's Torghatten Trafikkselskap.
  • Who unloads?
    Union turf war is holding up a Shanghai Zhenhua vessel carrying bridge parts in Oakland.
  • Brave bulker sold
    Vafias unit Brave Maritime offloads ageing bulk-carrier Lancelot for marginally above its scrap value.
  • ARS scores order
    Trans Ona to book a handysize tanker and an option for another at Argentina's Rio Santiago Shipyard.
  • Arabian express
    Taiwanese shipowner Evergreen pairs up with Sea Consortium to launch new Arabian service.
  • Ship plunge injury
    UK dock worker rushed to hospital after 20-foot fall into hold of MSC boxship in Bristol.
  • Tanker trio hurt
    USCG rushing to medevac three Indian crew injured onboard Cido Shipping vessel in storm.
  • Tankers triumph
    Stellar year for tankers but there could be a New Year's hangover on the horizon, broker report says.
  • Making money
    Hyundai Heavy sees 11-month revenue rise by a quarter despite fall in ship orders.
  • Funding Nemo
    TTA unit Mermaid splashes out $2m for a fifth of Norwegian partnership Nemo Subsea and its sole newbuilding.
  • Re-jig at NYK
    NYK president Koji Miyahara steps up to chairman role with vice-president filling his shoes.
  • DSME deal drags
    Global credit crunch leads to buyer of controlling stake in Daewoo getting one more month.
  • Clear-out goes on
    Thai bulker owner Precious Shipping reportedly looking to offload another elderly lady.
  • Siem securing
    Norwegian offshore owner applies for guarantees from GIEK for three of 12 newbuildings.
  • LNG alert off US
    Temporary loss of propulsion onboard fully-laden vessel off Boston springs USCG into action.
  • FBI called in
    Case of Texan woman missing from NCL cruiseship off Mexico has FBI asking questions.
  • Rewas problem
    Delays in acquiring land look set to push back completion of new giant Indian port by two years.
  • Boost for Keppel
    After a mixed twelve months Singapore yard group ends the year with contracts worth close to $140m.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • Dynamar: Asia boxes will shift to trans-Panama routings
  • Layups equal to 3.5 percent of world containership fleet
  • LNG tanker loses power off Cape Cod
  • YRC seeks new credit terms
  • UP, CSX trains derail
  • India truckers planning strike
  • Union lobbyist "Brokenrail" dead at 61
  • Thieves stop train coming from Lazaro Cardenas
  • Obama stimulus plan grows larger
  • BRIC nations to see 40 percent of global growth
  • China cotton imports down 30 percent in October
  • NASA awards two space station freight contracts
  • Union turf battle stalls steel delivery at Oakland

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2008
  • Shipping line defends BAF
    Director of Maersk New Zealand says surcharge 'allows fair and transparent pricing system'.
  • European bunker hubs see price surge
    Crude oil gaining as concern over Middle East fighting grows.
  • Ample supplies in January
    Fuel oil imports arrive in Asia against background of falling Chinese demand.
  • Asian bunker prices remain soft
    Prices fell despite gains on crude oil markets.
  • MGO prices dive at Indian ports
    Prices plunged after inventory levels returned to normal.
  • Oil prices to stabilise in Jan-Feb
    OPEC members have 'no choice' but to implement cuts, says the oil cartel president.
  • Sinobunker starts bonded sales in Ningbo
    Chinese supplier to expand into more ports from 2009.




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