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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 7, 2009
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  • Mercuria mulls selling bunker fuel in S'pore
    Swiss trader Mercuria Energy Trading is considering selling bunker fuel in Singapore and has leased a supertanker to blend and store fuel oil in southern Malaysian waters, industry and trading sources said last Friday.
  • China yards face cancellations
    Shipyards in China, the world's second-biggest shipbuilding nation, had 152 orders scrapped in the eight months to May and may face more cancellations because of slumping global trade.
  • Captured ship's captain seeks Merkel's help
    The captain of a cargo boat captured by Somali pirates has appealed to German Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene to secure its release, a report said last Saturday.
  • N Korean ship turns back after testing UN sanctions
  • Setting sail
  • HK firefighters tame 4-day-old ship blaze

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 7, 2009
  • US Transportation Secretary decrees end of inter-port rivalry
  • Standard & Poor downgrades CMA CGM credit rating
  • Fujian January to May trade value falls 19.5 per cent
  • Xiamen Huoju Bonded Logistics Centre to open soon
  • Liaoning trade value falls 23.6pc in first four months
  • IMO to pay tribute to seafarer contributions in 2010
  • Moody's downgrades American ports on shrinking cargo volumes
  • Brisbane Maritime Union executive accused of helping drug smugglers
  • Oregon and Washington ports levy wide-ranging tariff hikes
  • IATA sees sky brightening in May's air cargo figures
  • Tianjin Airlines offers services to Weihai and Zhengzhou-Nanchang
  • Adequate loads yield too little for Belgium's Cargo B to carry on
  • China Eastern increases Kunming-Taipei service to twice weekly

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 7, 2009
  • CMA CGM, CSAV & CSCL combine to launch new upgraded service between Asia, Mexico & Caribbean
  • CMA CGM & CSCL deploy bigger ships on joint Asia-MidEast service
  • MAERSK LINE in slot charter pact under new NZ3 with NYK & MOL
  • Evergreen & Coscon to combine Far East-S. America & Far East-SA services
  • Coscon hikes charges throughout global network
  • K LINE Shipping (SA) Pty Ltd set up
  • Ships idle, but Shanghai port expansion goes ahead
  • APL inaugurates first European service at Fuzhou
  • CSCL to almost double Asia-Europe rates
  • Schenker Vietnam attains ISO 14001:2004
  • CargoSmart launches 10+2 US Customs software programme
  • Wilhelmsen Ship Management selects DB Schenker
  • Shekou Container Terminal welcomes new Asia-West Africa service
  • Vizag Port meets MoS' Q1 cargo target
  • Cargo throughput at 12 Major Ports rises, but falls short of Q1 target
  • IMC approves Rly Budget
  • Please-all Budget fails to dazzle
  • Current account turns surplus
  • Simplified Direct Taxes Code framework in 45 days
  • Tax proposals in a nutshell
  • Proposals will enhance export sector's competitiveness-Fieo chief

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • Nigerian rebels seize tanker crew
  • ITF launch Istanbul relief project
  • 2010 is IMO's "Year of the Seafarer"
  • ASRY signs Wartsila deal

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • International Paint builds Singapore laboratory

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • Over 20 Foss vessels receive Devlin safety awards
  • New NHTSA figures show trucking fatalities declining
  • Alaska Airlines begins Portland to Maui flights
  • Hamburg Sud, Alianca raising bunker surcharges
  • Port of Portland advances small business contracting program

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 7, 2009
  • More box lines set to fail in 2009
    Container shipping facing collective loss of catastrophic proportions
  • Eurovoyager regularly compromised watertight integrity
    Investigation report finds freight ferry made voyages with many internal doors open

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • Crew kidnapped off Nigeria
    ARMED men have kidnapped six crewmen from a tanker 18 n-miles off the coast of Nigeria
  • Spanish suspend yard strike
    SPANISH union members agreed today to suspend their general strike at northwestern Spain's shipyards
  • Daewoo Logistics goes bankrupt
    DAEWOO Logistics, one of South Korea's leading shipping and logistics companies, has filed for receivership in Seoul Central District Court
  • Indian budget shocks shipping
    SHIPPING leaders in India expressed dismay in reaction to today's budget presentation in Delhi for the financial year 2009-10
  • Shipping cheered by cherry move
    TOKYO'S relaxation of rules for cherry imports from the US has reportedly opened the way for imports to Japan
  • Carnival sheds and expands
    CARNIVAL is to offload some ships and upgrade its fleet as it prepares for an eventual recovery from recession, the company said today
  • EC approves UK water shift
    THE EC HAS authorised a new UK government scheme to encourage shifting freight from road to water and rail transport

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • Obama Taps Elliott to Chair Surface Transportation Board
  • Panama Canal to Open Lock Construction Bids
  • Gurria Sees Improvement in Trade Financing
  • MOL Shaves Off Time from Vietnam to LA
  • Rotterdam Signs Accord for Intermodal Terminal
  • Workers Return to Port of Haldia
  • Indian Port Institutes New Security Rules
  • UK Buyout Firm Seen Bidding for PD Ports
  • Nadeau Takes Deputy Highway Job
  • CMA CGM to Switch China, Hong Hong Business to CNC
  • World Bank Head Warns of Protectionism
  • Hapag-Lloyd Not Seeking State Aid
  • Rail Traffic Shows Key Gains

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • SCCT pushes productivity
  • Hands to bid for PD
  • CMA CGM brings CNC agency in-house
  • MOL Prosperity catches fire
  • Oil price roller coaster continues

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • Top doubts raised
    Pistiolis-led Top Ships' annual report tagged with "going concern" statement over loan defaults.
  • Kidnapped
    Six crew members from Eitzen chemical carrier captured by Nigerian rebels.
  • MSC Antares freed
    Containership stuck off Brazil for nearly a week is re-floated with the aid of three tugs.
  • Cracked up
    Oil stocks need to decline considerably to bring refinery margins to a point that would boost tanker demand, analyst says.
  • Korean collapse
    Financial downturn forces troubled Daewoo Logistics to seek court bankruptcy protection.
  • Scan delisted
    Oslo Stock Exchange nixes listing of seismic vessel player's stock and convertible bonds over ongoing liquidation.
  • Nigerian 'failure'
    Government's attempts to protect shipping from piracy have "failed spectacularly", report claims.
  • Angolan win
    Subsea 7 bags work for its vessels off Angola with $150m pipeline engineering, construction and installation deal.
  • Six sought
    Indonesian owner Trada Maritime puts in place finance to acquire sextet of tankers this year.
  • Pipe problem
    Port authority changes clearance guidelines after cargoship hits gas pipeline off Scotland.
  • Clipper cover-up
    Mega-yacht's topless masthead proves too much for Libyan sensitivities.
  • Costa surplus
    Carnival-owned cruiseship Costa Europa chartered to Thomson Cruises for 10 years with purchase option.
  • Tender triumph
    Damen and PTSC to build two tankers to carry crude to Vietnam's first oil refinery.
  • We're fine
    Canadian ferry diverted to small boat after mayday calls wrongly suggested it had hit rocks.
  • Master in aid plea
    German chancellor Angela Merkel begged by Hansa Stavanger master to end piracy nightmare.
  • Oslo SGX tie-up
    Norwegian and Singapore exchanges set to focus on dual listings of shipping and oil and gas stocks.
  • Nacks knocked
    Kawasaki/Cosco joint venture to push back start of operations at second drydock to 2015 in slump.
  • Princess fined
    Cruise line prosecuted in Australia for allowing unauthorised person on Sun Princess.
  • Greece holds 10
    Two lifers and their wives among ten hauled before public prosecutor over abduction of Pericles Panagopoulos.
  • PD interest
    UK-led private equity consortium reportedly considering bid for B&B-owned ports operator.
  • ABG eyes funds
    Indian shipyard to seek shareholder approval to revive $150m fundraising plan.
  • Tanker hit
    Inland craft collides with anchored products carrier in Don river in Russia.
  • Swire hits back
    Owner denies reneging on Aussie spill clean up liability: but says it never agreed to pay all costs.
  • Mixed month
    Estonian ferry operator continues to see growth in passenger numbers, but also declines in freight.
  • Heatec eyes IPO
    Piping and heat exchanger specialist is braving the choppy economic waters to list in Singapore.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • INTERTANKO: No armed crews, private security to fight pirates
  • MOL ship fire in Hong Kong
  • Swire wants meeting over Aussie oil spill
  • DOT seeks $20 billion for highways, transit
  • DOT seeks $20 billion for highways, transit
  • INTERTANKO: No armed crews, private security to fight pirates
  • Japan eases fumigation mandate on Washington cherries
  • Moody's: U.S. port outlook negative
  • Japan eases fumigation mandate on Washington cherries
  • Moody's: U.S. port outlook negative

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 6, 2009
  • District awarded funding to help early response
    Move follows concerns of another Cosco Busan incident.
  • Korean shipping company folds
    Becomes second South Korean shipping company to make a bankruptcy filing in recent months.
  • Bunker prices continue to fall
  • O.W. Bunker targeting public sector contracts
    Appoints tender account manager to structure new business development.
  • One year since oil price record
    Crude prices down 54% from July 2008 peak, benchmark bunker prices 47-48% lower.
  • Double-digit falls for Asian bunkers
    Oil prices retreating in after-hours trading.
  • Gazprom expansion continues
    Operations established in the Black Sea region.
  • Petrobras Singapore moves office
  • Philippine supplier gains from ship lay-ups
    Bunker sales up as more ships choose to stay idle on lack of trade.
  • Operator 'not paying' full costs of bunker spill
    Australian government accusing Swire of using legal loophole to avoid full payment.
  • Kuwait wants $60 'floor'
    Oil minister says $60 per barrel needed to meet 'budgetary target'.




Vincenzo Miele


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