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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2009
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  • Step up fight against South China Sea pirate attacks: KL
    Pirate attacks in the South China Sea are increasing and Malaysia has urged the bordering nations to work together to fight the threat, reports said yesterday.
  • Shipping demand in recovery: Cosco
    Shipping demand has recovered as the global economy has come through the worst of the downturn, the head of the world's largest dry bulk ship operator said yesterday.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2009
  • CN to keep Canadian trains moving despite drivers' strike
  • Rotterdam terminals profit as volumes shrink in downturn
  • Virginia ports box volume falls 15.7pc, revenue down 7.9pc
  • Three more customs men busted in bribery at Chennai Airport
  • Toll wins US$907 million Australian military household moving contract
  • CEVA signs Goodyear logistics contract in Turkey
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls 0.2pc in October
  • China's Capital Airports bids to build, operate air fields in Colombia, Peru
  • DHL forges security alliance with Air India-SATS in Bangalore
  • Lufthansa to open Frankfurt cargo facility, despite unsettled night flight rules

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2009
  • K. Mohandas takes charge as Secretary, Shipping
  • Bharati, ABG open bidding for Great Offshore to begin on December 3
  • 4 notifications issued on coastal security after 26/11-Vasan
  • Minister highlights cruise shipping's advantages
  • FFFAI invites nominations for FIATA's 'Young Entrepreneur Award 2010'
  • STX Pan Ocean offers 2 new services
  • SSIPL offers records management services
  • Rihita Cargo shines in logistics sector
  • CMA CGM optimises 2 transatlantic services
  • Coscon hikes Far East to S. America rates
  • CKYH Alliance adopts seasonal adjustment programme in Asia-N. America trade
  • MAERSK LINE & DP WORLD Callao sign terminal services agreement
  • SWIRE SHIPPING adds fifth 1,100-TEU ship to Asia-Australia service
  • Maersk Line launches Koper to E. Med. service
  • China shipping shows signs of recovery
  • Port of Houston to hike container, break-bulk fees
  • MOL signs 10-year contract with Jiangsu Shagang Group
  • ...strengthens ties with China's Baosteel
  • Heavy arms vital to battle piracy, says Maersk Alabama mate
  • MPA & NOL unit set up exchange plan
  • HAMBURG SUD shifts terminals in Seattle
  • Boxes Blown Off!
  • Aries abandons box shipping to focus on bulk carriers
  • Höegh St. Petersburg christened
  • Exports now only at single-digit negative level
  • Sugar imports may touch record 6 m tonnes
  • Adanis, Sical, ArcelorMittal in fray to develop Orissa's Barunei port
  • Indev Irungattukottai ICD dedicated to the trade
  • Foreign airline services make 'Customs' airports richer
  • Rlys to take PPP route for commercial use of vacant land
  • Now, time-table for freight trains!
  • Dismal credit offtake, high rates are wake-up calls-Fieo
  • Panel formed to study impact of surging Chinese power equipment imports on Bhel
  • Decision on rice import in 2 months
  • Flora expo in Bengaluru from Dec. 5

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Maritime Global Netweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Full City officers bailed
  • Greek-flag VLCC hijacked
  • New IMO Council, mostly the old names
  • Asian piracy reports
  • GL's green scrapping course

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Samsung gets LOI for $1.1 billion cruise ship
  • Boston Towing takes delivery of Neptune LNG tugs
  • Tuna vessel fires back at pirates

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Port of Bellingham budget sticks to current tax rate
  • Seattle Port Board sets budget plans for 2010
  • Holiday on the Bay event set for Port of Everett Marina
  • Grant funds approved for Port of Port Angeles project
  • Matson plans to increase Hawaii Service rates

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • London Gateway in calls for government aid
    Thurrock Council says DP World-owned project 'will not be viable without suitable government intervention'.
  • EIB approves $490m loan for London Gateway
  • Utopia orders $1.1bn cruiseship from South Korea
    Samsung Heavy Industries wins contract for a 105,000 gt cruise/residence vessel for delivery in 2013.
  • CMA CGM will not sell cruise subsidiary
    Denies it is considering selling its Compagnie du Ponant as part of efforts to redress its financial situation.
  • Pirates make bold strike on Greek tanker
    Maran Centaurus attacked 750 miles off the Somalia coast

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Pirates hijack Greek VLCC
    PIRATES have hijacked Greek VLCC Maran Centaurus in the Somali Basin
  • DryShips retreats on buys
    DRYSHIPS has confirmed that it will not buy two second-hand Panamaxes after all
  • UK port detains flooded ship
    A GENERAL cargo ship has been detained in southern England after it was flooded with 180 tonnes of water, Fairplay was told today
  • CSAV to seek more capital
    CSAV IS planning a third, $360M capital injection
  • Denmark plans anti-pirate fleet
    DENMARK is planning to build a fleet of African coast guard patrol ships to fight off Somali pirates
  • Szczecin tender falls flat
    POLAND'S Szczecin yard lured no significant buyers to its auction

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Teamsters Seek to Organize Challenger
  • Vancouver Warns of Rail Strike Impact
  • Canadian Pacific Tests Biodiesel
  • CSX Names Brown as COO
  • Diesel Drops Fourth Consecutive Week
  • Landstar Says Truckload Growing in 4Q
  • Investors Eye International Lease Finance Corp.
  • ProLogis Sees Stabilizing European Market
  • Black Friday Weekend Total Inches Up
  • Emirates Claims Strong Finances
  • India Plans Automotive Logistics Hubs
  • Global Air Cargo Decline Bottoms Out
  • Canada May Intervene in CN Strike
  • Cargolux Loss to Top $100 Million

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • CN strike to hit Canadian container traffic
  • Barroso urges more ambition ahead of climate summit
  • Maersk gets state loan
  • Oil and stocks hold firm as Dubai fears ease
  • Somali pirates take US-bound 'fully-laden' VLCC

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Dubai doubt
    Golar LNG finance chief says there's no sign yet that Dubai World problems will impact Golar Freeze deal, but there is a Plan B.
  • No thanks
    George Economou's DryShips opts against double panamax purchase, TradeWinds understands.
  • Deadline drama
    A striking night time photo of the grounded Full City floodlit by deck lighting is among the images competing in TradeWinds' Maritime Photographer of the Year contest.
  • CCNI loss swells
    Chilean operator posts more than four-fold increase in nine-month losses.
  • High stakes
    Dmitry Skarga reveals he has borrowed $17m from Yuri Nikitin to finance his legal battles.
  • Hurdle cleared
    All three yards competing to build eight LPG carriers for Transpetro get technical approvals.
  • Stena net soars
    Swedish owner reports jump in third-quarter profits as financial items reduce drag on bottom line. Tankers suffer loss.
  • Privalov suicidal
    Backdated documents centre stage as Dmitry Skarga takes the witness stand in Sovcomflot corruption trial.
  • Dry run
    Camillo Eitzen says dry-cargo market will remain strong over next six months but will then fall away.
  • Sasco adds third
    Russian owner snaps up another second-hand boxship after cancelling newbuildings in China.
  • Greek VLCC seized
    Angelicoussis group VLCC Maran Centaurus with 28 crew snatched by pirates 1,000 miles off Somalia.
  • Red again
    Camillo Eitzen is still hopeful of BLT takeover as it turns in its fourth quarterly loss in a row.
  • Chef vanishes
    Colombian authorities search for chef missing from Princess Cruises vessel.
  • Siem's turn
    Oslo-listed shipowner nets most lucrative Petrobras PSV deal of late.
  • Subsea sale
    Bergen-based EXS Subsea takes over Oceanteam's 60% stake in Oceanteam Subsea Services.
  • Spot shift
    Greece's Tsakos confirms two-year charter deals for MR tankers previously trading spot.
  • More for CSAV
    Loss-making Chilean container line plans $360m capital increase in December.
  • False Dawn
    NCL's Norwegian Dawn cruiseship breaks down off Puerto Rico as next cruise cancelled.
  • VLCCs targeted
    Greek tanker hijacking follows failed attacks on TMT, BW Shipping and Essar units.
  • Cruise colossus
    Korea's Samsung pulls off major coup by clinching country's first cruiseship order, a $1.1bn giant.
  • Tufton buys in
    Hedge fund spends $8m for 5% slice of Eitzen Chemical in $115m private placement.
  • Engulfed
    Petrolimex tanker bursts into flames after collision with barge in Vietnamese river.
  • Port plunder
    Russia's Novorossiysk port almost doubles nine-month profit as grain and iron ore volumes rise.
  • Faith farewell
    Havila PSV on its way out of the North Sea after landing $26,000 per day deal with Petrobras.
  • Ming Wah scraps
    Hong Kong shipowner sends second late 1980s-built aframax for scrap in Bangladesh, say brokers.
  • Ringgits recede
    Malaysian boxship and bulker owner Swee Joo slipped to a loss in year to 30 September as rates fell.
  • Business as usual
    Citi says Dubai World restructuring not expected to have immediate consequences for DP World.
  • Jinhui profits drop
    Oslo-listed bulker owner sees third quarter profits slide 62% on a year ago due to weaker rates.
  • Hellenic help
    Greek ferry owner Minoan Lines posts nine-month profit thanks to sale of stake in rival Hellenic Seaways.
  • Slim pickings
    Poland sells only a fraction of assets up for grabs at Gdynia and Szczecin shipyards and will auction off the rest.
  • CSIC looks up
    China Shipbuilding Industry, which plans Shanghai IPO, makes bullish revenue forecast.
  • DFDS axes Anglia
    Danish owner lays off 20 officers as veteran ro-ro slated for sale.
  • CSDC in JV
    Li Shaode-led China Shipping Development hooks up with electricity company Shenergy in $35m deal.
  • Mermaid net falls
    Thoresen Thai Agencies' offshore arm sees bottom line hurt by financial items and a meaty tax bill.
  • Thoresen tumbles
    Thai bulker owner sees profits collapse by 76% compared to a year ago on weaker freight rates.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Zim 3Q loss tops $200 million
  • Zim to slow-steam two services
  • Pirates capture a VLCC
  • Asian airlines see tentative recovery
  • Cargo plane crashes in Shanghai
  • Leeds leaves Boeing, joins trade law firm
  • DP World unaffected by Dubai debt meltdown
  • N.C. governor makes port tour
  • Koo heads Hong Kong ship owners group

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Crude oil tanker hijacked
    On November 29, the Greek crude oil tanker Maran Centaurus was hijacked 600 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles. The vessel was heading for New Orleans from Jiddah and has
  • Passports returned to Full City officers
    A court in Norway has decided that the Chinese master and third officer of the bulk carrier Full City will have their passports returned, and have to each post bail
  • Commission moves state aid from transport directorate-general
    A change in the new EU Commission could have significant implications for shipping and ports. In the new organisation, state aid competence in transport will be transferred from the present
  • Torm sells another bulk carrier
    Dampskibsselskabet Torm has sold the bulk carrier Torm Charlotte to an undisclosed buyer, reportedly a Greek buyer. The price tag is USD 35 million, and Torm will make a profit
  • Norway wants IMO to pursue emission targets
    The Norwegian government will not ask for any concrete emission targets for the shipping industry at the UN's climate change conference in Copenhagen, reports nrk.no. The Norwegians want IMO to

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2009
  • Wallenius ready for fuel cell test
    Fuel cells part of long term emission reduction plan.
  • Mixed start to the week in Europe
    Rotterdam bunker market sees good demand.
  • Fujairah market firming
    Good demand and avails in Fujairah.
  • Bunker volumes up but revenue falls
    Russian Black Sea player says work on new fuel oil terminal will go ahead.
  • Former IBIA chairman leaves Hoegh
    Staff cuts sees company's bunkering department halved.
  • Chinese bunker market will see 'growth slow'
    Chimbusco official assesses impact of global financial crisis.
  • Cockett opens another Asian office
    Aims to 'further expand' business around the region.
  • Weak demand in Singapore could last through December
    Other key Asian ports report low demand.
  • Essar offers 180 cSt parcel
    Cargo to be lifted on December 17-19 from Vadinar.
  • Restrictions choking fuel supplier's business
    Fort Lauderdale City Commission to consider fuel barge access in its waterways.
  • Fuel oil prices under pressure
    Markets react to volatile crude oil prices and swelling fuel oil inventories.




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