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The Business Timesweb site
MAY 6, 2009
Shipping News
  • US transport industry hunkers down
    THERE have been recent signs the US economy may be stabilising after a deep dive, offering hope a recovery could be on the horizon.
  • Fight against piracy needs land effort too
    The fight against piracy must involve efforts on land and at sea, the US Navy's top officer said on Monday, saying the issue was more complex than just putting arms on commercial ships.
Strait Talk
  • Protect seafarers from Aids
    LAST week, this column touched on the perils of seafarers drinking too much on trips ashore - or at least the implications for ships' masters. Today, it looks like something else that kills seafarers is much less talked about: Aids.

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 6, 2009
  • Hamburg Sud shakes up Europe-North Atlantic services
  • Norfolk wins first call on CKYH Far East service
  • Fujian port volume up 6.6pc in first quarter, but Xiamen slides
  • Ocean freight forwarders become increasingly important
  • Bookbridge turns to EES as agent for Singapore
  • India third after US, Canada to double stack high-cube boxes on rail cars
  • IMCL launches Gdansk-Rotterdam/Hamburg weekly feeder
  • Heathrow cargo falls 14.6pc in first quarter
  • Korean Air expands China network with two new services
  • 'K' Line Logistics fights US$93.5 million air cargo price-fixing fine
  • Continental Airlines cargo down 22.4pc in April, passengers down 3.4pc
  • Aeroflot quarterly operating results decline 13.4pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 6, 2009
  • IMO's new convention on ship recycling in sight
  • GE Shipping delivers Jag Payal to buyers
  • Logistics rides high with private equity
  • Boxtrans Logistics does quick job for M&M
  • Reducing ship costs
  • Baltic Dry Index moves up by 1.1 pc on rising steel prices
  • Seoul takes India before WTO on steel import curbs
  • Chinese nylon tyrecord fabrics to attract dumping duty for 5 more years
  • Onion MEP cut by $40/tonne
  • Fieo taking part in TIBCO-2009 fair at Bucharest in June
  • Tea re-exporters strike perfect blend & imports soar
  • Nathu La hums with trading activity again
  • Export demand pulls up Basmati prices
  • Chinese auto parts may attract dumping duty
  • Dumping duty on phosphoric acid proposed
  • Port Pipavav achieves new operational benchmarks
  • GMB alerts ports on H1N1 virus entry
  • KDS begins new fiscal with highest-ever monthly box throughput
  • Cabinet Secy takes up issue of service tax repayment to exporters
  • Inflation rate inches up

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 4, 2009
  • Von Bergen SA opens new logistics centre
    Von Bergen SA, a transport and logistics service provider based in Cr't-du-Locle near La Chaux-de-Fonds (CH), recently phased in a new logistics centre in Domdidier (canton Freibur...
  • Norbert Dentressangle reports declines sales and earnings
    The French transport and logistics service provider Norbert Dentressangle reported that its sales and earnings in Q1/2009 were lower than those in the like-for-like time frame in 2...
  • Global Logistics Experts established
    The creation of GLExperts.com was finalised in April. There were twelve founding members in eight different countries. It is envisaged to limit the number of members to about 30. T...
  • Aramex Q1 net profit rises by 19%
    The Middle East-based CEP, forwarding and logistics service provider Aramex announced net profits of AED 43.1 million for the three-month period ending 31 March 2009, an increase o...
  • Port of Prince Rupert: total tonnage drops by 24.5%
    Throughput at Canada's Port of Prince Rupert fell from 3.07 million t in Q1/2008 to 2.3 million t for the same three months this year, and represents a drop of 24.5%.&nbs...
  • First GL seminar for hazmat experts
    The new IMO-convention for the safe and environmentally sound recycling of ships aims to prevent hazardous working conditions and to ensure environmental protection during ship rec...
  • Shipowners welcome recommended port regulation in state of Victoria
    "SAL members welcomed the draft report of the Victorian Essential Services Commission which recommended a continuation of price regulation for shipping channel services provided at...
  • Liebherr shows strengths
    After the delivery of nine mobile harbour cranes (MHCs) to Kuwait-based Al Ghanim & Al Majid Logistics Group at the end of last year, the German crane manufacturer Liebherr announc...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • NAT sees profits drop even as it buys suezmax
  • French navy captures 11 confused pirates
  • ISSA slates late payments
  • Contship shuffles Italian pack

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • Big cat starts delivery voyage
  • Liberty Maritime CEO to Congress: Remove obstacles to arming vessels
  • Tax incentives for taking antipiracy measures?
  • OSG promotes Blackley

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • EU slaps 17-month block on Hellenic Register
    COMPANY banned from classing new ships while it attempts to save its status as a recognised organisation.
  • Hellenic Register faces EU block
  • SFS and Kuwait Finance House to launch Shariah fund
    FUND aims to raise $150m to invest "high quality and modern vessels".
  • Somali piracy moves up international agenda
    RUSSIAN president Dmitry Medvedev, top US naval officers and Nippon Foundation offer suggestions to tackle scourge.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • Liberty demands shipboard arms
    LIBERTY Maritime president Philip Shapiro today urged Congress to allow US-flag vessels to arm crew or contract armed security teams in pirate-infested waters
  • CSAV lines for sale?
    SPECULATION is mounting that Chilean carrier CSAV may be ready to sell off its Companhia Libra de Navegacao and CSAV Norasia lines to help reduce costs and debt
  • US urges Jones Act sentences
    NEW COURT filings have revealed the likely prison terms of four ex-Jones Act container carrier executives involved in an anti-trust conspiracy in the US-Puerto Rico trade
  • Warsaw to revise yard plan
    A REVISED restructuring plan for Poland's Gdansk yard will be submitted to the EC in the coming days, treasury minister Aleksander Grad told reporters today
  • Russia suggests a pirate court
    RUSSIAN President Dmitry Medvedev has reportedly proposed creating an international court to try piracy suspects
  • Eurogate stands firm on fees
    GERMAN terminal operator Eurogate is rejecting pressure from container carriers to cut box handling rates, chairman Emanuel Schiffer said today
  • Precious profits drop
    PRECIOUS Shipping, operator of Handysize bulkers, has reported a drop in net profits for the first quarter, even though its earnings per day of $14,485 beat its own predictions

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • U.S. Airlines' Cargo Falls 21.1 Percent
  • Former DOT Counsel Rejoins Law Firm
  • Mobile Phone Shipments Decline 15.8 Percent
  • MSC Signs Five-Year Pact with Charleston
  • Retailer Stein Mart Revamps Distribution Network
  • Union Pacific Cuts Fuel, Targets Emissions
  • Atlas Air Profit Surges
  • UPS Expands Customer Support in Asia
  • BAA Loss Widens Nearly Six Fold
  • Tokyo Container Trade Flat in December
  • Panama Elects Martinelli President
  • Maersk Calls for Secure Somali Sea Lane
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk Group Cuts Emissions
  • Swift Speeds Payments, Cash Flow
  • Agility's Revenue Falls, Profit Rises
  • FreightCar Net Rises as Sales Plummet
  • West Coast Ports Make Lowest Carbon Footprint: Study
  • Charleston Prepares Final Offer for Maersk

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • Maersk cuts emissions by 9%
  • American Commercial takes USD5.5 million Q1 hit
  • The sun shines for Cory Bros
  • Markets shrug off swine flu: uptick continues
  • Matson cargo crash hits A&B's Q1 09 results

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • Casualty file
    In weekly WebTV roundup, pirates mistake a French warship for a commercial vessel, and a fire aboard a Vietnamese general cargoship kills one.
  • New Med service
    French liner group CMA CGM to launch new route linking northern Europe with Greece and Turkey.
  • Finaval ship saved
    Italian navy comes to the rescue of the aframax Neverland during pirate attack.
  • Up and down
    Shipping economist's index fleets show 4.1% resale value improvement for bulkers in the last month, but tanker values fell by 7.7%.
  • Jail time proposed
    US prosecutors propose between 33 and 57 months of prison in US-flag antitrust case and suggest more could be charged.
  • Odfjell in red
    Negative numbers from its parcel tanker unit push Oslo-listed shipowner to a first quarter loss.
  • Navios prices
    Navios Maritime Partners share offering fetches $10.32 per share price, potentially grossing $41.5m.
  • Bumps in the wind
    Wind causes crash between a heavy-lifter and a bulker in Brazil's port of Santos, but a products tanker escapes unscathed.
  • Insurer logs profit
    New York marine insurer Nymagic turns around last year's first-quarter losses after shifting investment policies.
  • Deaths down
    AP Moller-Maersk records 20 fatalities in 2008 down from 27 in the previous 12 months. Emissions fall by 9%.
  • Solvang less red
    Norwegian gas ship owner cuts first-quarter loss but makes loss and warns of uncertain year ahead.
  • Offshore account
    Cypriot investment house SFS teaming with Kuwaiti bank to offer sharia-compliant fund targeting offshore sector.
  • NAT down
    Bermuda-based tanker owner sees first quarter profit slip, but eyes further acquisitions in buyer's market.
  • Ofer honoured
    What does the 87-year-old shipping magnate now have in common with Winston Churchill and the Duke of Edinburgh?
  • Suezmax swoop
    Herbjorn Hansson's Nordic American Tanker picks up 2002-built vessel for $57m, its sixteenth ship.
  • Wrist buys again
    Danish ship supplier makes third acquisition in six months as it adds Norway's Torkellsen to group.
  • Trico slumps
    US offshore giant posted red ink in the first quarter as each of its units reports negative operating figures.
  • Sydney shutdown
    Seven-hour halt for Sydney Ferries as workers vote on new bargaining agreement.
  • PGS staff strike
    Workers at Jon Erik Reinhardsen-led offshore player kick-off month long action after company refuses to bow to union's salary demands.
  • Easter boost
    Holiday period helps boost passenger numbers at Estonian ferry player, but cargo volumes down.
  • Navios to offer
    Earlier purchase of capesize newbuilding from parent sees Navios Maritime Partners offer shares.
  • ADP falls
    Danish ports manager endures less profitable 2008 as oil volumes dip.
  • Precious stutters
    Thai shipowner sees profits slide by a quarter on a year ago despite locking in long-term charters.
  • Slower start
    Taiwanese bulker player Shih Wei sees first quarter profit dwindle in downturn.
  • Making hay
    Seanergy Maritime enjoys benefits of locked-in charters, but the party is set to end come September.

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American Shipperweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • COSCO loses $490 million in 1st quarter
  • China Shipping to solo on all-water service
  • Matson volume decline leads to 1st quarter loss
  • Ogiermann named TIACA chairman
  • MAC Cargo Handling formed
  • CN reaches another EJ&E mitigation deal
  • Slow start for Great Lakes limestone
  • Targeting system helps CBP stop pest threat
  • U.S. certifies shrimp-shipping countries
  • TransGroup opens Nogales logistics center
  • NOLA opens bridge over Industrial Canal
  • Panama Canal will cut some fees this summer
  • Ag group praises Long Beach expansion plan

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • 50 must leave Port of Göteborg
    After negotiations with the union Transportarbetareförbundet, the Port of Göteborg has decided to lay off 50 of the 155 persons given notice in February. About 40 employees have accepted pension
  • Mærsk to sell Norfolkline
    A. P. Møller-Mærsk Group is in the process of selling off its subsidiary Norfolkline, which operates passenger-ferry services between the UK and the Continent and the UK and
  • Container rates at historic low
    Container vessel rates hit an historic low in April when the Alphaliner charter index dropped to 43 points, well below the previous low point of 57 points in 2002. According
  • Stena profit down
    In 2008, sales in the in the Stena group increased to SEK 26.5 billion compared with SEK 22.4 billion in 2007. At the same time, the annual report
  • Panama fears swine flu
    The Panama Port Authority has introduced a number of measures to tackle the spread of the H1N1 swine flu virus, reports Lloyd's List. Ships transiting the Panama Canal will now

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 5, 2009
  • Low-sulphur fuel rule full steam ahead
    California Air Resources Board talks to Bunkerworld about feasibility of using MGO and MDO.
  • Fujairah pipeline project ready in less than two years
    Pipeline bringing crude oil to UAE bunker hub will load first tanker in January 2011.
  • Bunker prices in North Europe firm
    Southern Europe prices mainly steady.
  • St. Petersburg fuel oil transshipments rise
    Throughput at oil terminals bucks overall port trend.
  • Total in fuel oil deal
    French oil major Total is reported to be strengthening its presence in the Singapore fuel oil market.
  • Maersk Group cuts CO2 emissions by 9%
    Reduced fuel consumption on ships major factor behind improvement.
  • Singapore, HK bunker prices at six-month high
    Asian bunker prices continue to firm with cargo values up.
  • Marine industry facing long road to recovery
    Shipping could take longer than other sectors to recover from credit and liquidity crisis, say industry insiders.
  • Topoil welcomes sales manager
    Says new team member will help Topoil become 'even stronger player on the Scandinavian market'.
  • Philippine team want to remove wreck by June
    Deadline of June 21 marks the first anniversary of the sinking of Princess of the Stars.
  • MSDS provision revised
    MPA highlights new recommendations for Material Safety Data Sheets.




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