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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2009
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  • Padang to resume shipping rubber next Fri
    Indonesia, the world's second biggest natural rubber producer, will resume rubber export shipments from an earthquake- hit Sumatran port in Padang on Oct 16, Welly Bastian, a port official said on Wednesday.
  • Piracy, climate change key maritime concerns
    Rhode Island) International piracy and the challenges of new Arctic Ocean corridors opening up as a result of global warming topped the agenda on Wednesday at a gathering of world maritime powers.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2009
  • MOL to levy US$100/TEU Europe-Asia peak-season surcharge
  • US holiday sales expected to slip 1pc after 3.4pc fall in 2008
  • Big profits needed to raise needed investment: Maersk CFO
  • DHL's north Asia hub breaks ground in Shanghai
  • Sino-Global Shipping agency runs US$1.7 million annual loss
  • Chongqing to spend US$29.3 million every year to support logistics
  • US west coast ports rally against Panama expansion threat
  • Antwerp now able to handle 14,000-TEU ships
  • Horizon Lines starts Florida-Puerto Rico service
  • US to pay US$13.4 million to dredge Savannah port access
  • Horn-Linie to halt its reefer/container service
  • Old box ship orders keep delivery stream flowing
  • China Southern promotes new Frankfurt, Chicago cargo service
  • Cargoitalia starts second service - Milan, NYC, Toronto
  • UAL posts 7.2pc year-on-year cargo decline in September
  • USAF fuel and aviation provider Akima buys Pegasus Aircraft Maintenance

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2009
  • CSAV Norasia to implement rate restoration programme on IMEX service from Oct. 12
  • Reefer trade may rebound only in 2010, says report
  • End of tanker rates slide seen
  • MidEast maritime trade will emerge stronger from global slowdown-DP World MD
  • MOL donates $40,000 to Philippine typhoon victims
  • Non-payments rocking the boat, caution ship suppliers
  • SCI upgrades coastal port calls on SMILE service
  • High prices take flavour out of coffee abroad
  • Onion MEP hiked by $ 85/tonne
  • Probe begun into extent of dumping of phenol
  • MoEF order puts spoke in new port projects
  • Vizag Seaport becomes Gammon's subsidiary
  • MbPT opens RFQs for privatisation of 3 berths
  • Fortnight's credit growth dips, but hopes soar
  • 9 pc economic growth in Oct. projected
  • Appreciating rupee may erase exporters' wafer-thin margins
  • Re hits 4-month high of 46.83 against $
  • Foreign Trade Policy Analysis - 2
  • Workshop on 'Corporate Growth Strategies' at WTC today
  • Fieo chief to lead 110-member team to Canton fair
  • Talk on 'Limited Liability Partnership' at IMC tomorrow

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 7, 2009
  • German commercial vehicle sales still falling, domestic orders stabilising
    21,660 new commercial vehicles were registered in Germany in September, 33% fewer than in the same month last year. The decline since the beginning of the year was nearly 30%. The ...
  • DGNB seal of approval for LogPark Hamburg
    The Habacker Holding, which is developing a business park 20 km outside of Hamburg (Germany), has received a stamp of approval from the German association for sustainable building ...
  • QVZ's German distribution centre earns environmental award
    The German distribution centre of the shopping channel QVC has received a commendation for its participation in the 'koprofit programme run by the district of Heinsb...
  • Russian ro-ro terminal handles equipment for new stadium
    The First Stevedoring Company's ro-ro terminal in St Petersburg's seaport recently handled the "Borden", a ferry operated by the British shipping company Mann Lines. The ferry deli...
  • Unifeeder with new Denmark service
    Unifeeder will start a new liner service that goes from Antwerp and Rotterdam to Denmark and Sweden. The shipping company will deploy the vessels "Marnedijk" and "WMS Groninge...
  • SIPG still interested in Zeebrugge terminal
    The Chinese terminal operator SIPG who had planned to take a 40% share in the APM Zeebrugge terminal in Belgium has expressed its continued interest in the deal. The managemen...
  • British Airways cuts 1,700 Heathrow jobs
    British Airways (BA) is cutting 1,700 full-time jobs, which will reduce the number of attendants on long haul flights. BA, which insisted the changes would not damage customer serv...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • IBIA to consider qualifications plan
  • Middle East shipping "weathering the storm"
  • Louka Katseli new Greek shipping minister
  • ISSA backs transparency calls

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2009
  • Todd Pacific sole bidder on WSF contract
  • Hot water curtain shields ships against pirate boardings
  • Conferees agree FY 2010 Navy shipbuilding program

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • Port Townsend dredging work set to begin this weekend
  • Crowley Maritime taps Nalen as Valdez operation general manager
  • Port of Tacoma workshop heading to Sumner October 13
  • Schnitzer Steel making moves in self-service auto parts field
  • Port of Astoria reopens public access to Pier One

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • Maruba fights off creditors as it is forced to restructure
    ARGENTINA's leading shipping group calls in HSH Corporate Finance amid threat of further legal action.
  • Fredriksen confirms link with The Container Company
    SOURCES close to shipping tycoon tells Lloyd's List he has held initial talks with owners of new 'budget' box line.
  • Auditors raise fears over CMA CGM
    AUDITORS concerned about line's ability to continue as a going concern if its fails to win waivers on loan covenant conditions.
  • Tui reveals Hapag-Lloyd aid details
    TUI to contribute more to rescue and agrees to convert $1bn of loans it granted to Hapag-Lloyd into subordinated loans.
  • Emerging market for distressed shipping loans
    PricewaterhouseCoopers assurance principal says distressed loan opportunities may be overlooked

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • Conti primed for bulker boom
    GERMAN KG house Conti Reederei is launching a huge marine equity programme to fund 34 bulk carriers of 57,000-92,500dwt, defying the turbulence in the KG market
  • German KGs scramble for funds
    GERMAN shipowners and KG houses are queuing up for government bail-out funds, spurred by Hapag-Lloyd's successful application for a 1.2Bn state loan guarantee
  • US Coast Guard slashes paperwork queues
    AGGRESSIVE action by the US Coast Guard has more than halved seafarer paperwork queues, according to testimony on Capitol Hill yesterday
  • US LNG imports on the up
    US LNG imports will increase for the next two years in spite of a predicted decline in total natural gas consumption during the period
  • Recovery V-shaped, says banker
    THE GLOBAL recovery is V-shaped and the economy is growing again, an economist told the Marine Money conference in Athens today

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • Postmaster Potter Foresees 'Flat' Holiday Season
  • NY/NJ Terminals Closed Monday, except PNCT
  • Investors to Acquire Livingston International
  • Class I Rail Traffic Increases
  • India Containers Fall 6 Percent in First Half
  • Asia Pacific Airlines Back Emissions Plan
  • S&P Upgrades KCS Outlook
  • Hapag to Get More Aid from Owner
  • ATA Executive Committee Supports Texting Ban
  • Retailers Report September Gain
  • MOL Adding Europe-Asia Peak Surcharge
  • MSC Adds Export Pick-up Fee
  • Avianca, TACA to Merge
  • BBI Clinches $1.6 Billion Refinancing

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • CMA CGM assures customers on debt talks
  • Evergreen reshuffles pendulum service
  • Japanese typhoon causes extensive port delays
  • 'NewCo' box line watching and waiting
  • French get serious about rail

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • Todd stands alone
    Once again, Todd Shipyards is the loan bidder for two 64-car ferries for Washington State Ferries.
  • Bids pushed back
    Transpetro gives shipyards more time to bid on a tender for eight gasships.
  • Dry, wet rates cut
    Oppenheimer cuts rate forecasts for bulker and tanker owners as analyst expresses "neutral bias" going into earnings season.
  • Two more out
    CGGVeritas reveals decommissioning of two units as availability sinks but vessel production improves.
  • Safe shelves
    Polys Hajioannou-led bulker player files to sell $300m in mixed securities as more details of orderbook reshuffle emerge.
  • Diamond closes
    Rig and drillship owner Diamond Offshore Drilling to earn $492m in notes offering.
  • P.I. pickle
    UK court examines what Sergey Frank knew about private investigator's probe of Novoship rival Tagir Ismailov.
  • Second booster
    Key shareholders in Hapag-Lloyd confirm $1.36bn funding injection for container line.
  • Living in fear?
    Court hears Sovcomflot's former London chief Yuri Privalov was scared of assassination by the Russian security services over bribes case.
  • Spill in Brazil
    Oil impacts 10 kilometres of beaches as International Andromeda Shipping tanker takes a load at a Transpetro terminal.
  • $370m foundation
    Sale of 17 bulkers since 2008 crash means Norden is ready to grow when dry-cargo market recovers, says Carsten Mortensen.
  • Shell go-ahead
    Oil major says it expects to develop gas discoveries off Western Australia using FLNG technology.
  • Crew 'abandoned'
    Owner denies abandonment of 23 crew on two ships reportedly owed $250,000 in wages.
  • 'Where's our pay?'
    German owner mum on wage debts as crew go on hunger strike on containership in Dubai.
  • ABG raided
    Officials conduct dawn raids at several of the shipbuilder's offices in tax evasion investigation.
  • Suezmax sold
    India's GE Shipping sells spot trading Suezmax tanker for undisclosed sum.
  • Cops called in
    Police to probe "suspicious business transactions" at UK office of world's largest ship finance bank.
  • Troim buys in
    John Fredriksen's right-hand-man takes near $500,000 hold in new spin-off Golar LNG Energy as it begins trading on the Oslo Axess.
  • Auckland up
    Kiwi port sees container volumes rise in third quarter and expects higher numbers going forward.
  • BWO Brazil bound
    Oslo-listed FPSO player lands work for converted ULCC at the Papa Terra field.
  • Gun box bust
    Arrests in Nigeria as illegal weapons found stashed in shipping container at Lagos port.
  • Six fixed
    Ion Varouxakis-led dry bulk owner agrees spot charters for the bulk of its handy fleet.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • New Greek PM aims to restructure shipping ministry
  • Avianca, TACA propose merger
  • STB to hold oral arguments
  • Canada to WTO: COOL is unacceptable
  • FMC reviews 9 OTI license applications
  • Busan gives carriers year off from port usage fees
  • Transport authority: Long Beach bridge project critical
  • Long Beach dredging includes new turning basin

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • Finnish administration reports pilot company to the police
    The Finnish commercial pilot provider Baltic Pilot Ltd Oy has been reported to the police after a pilotage in Raumo last week. A shipowner had turned to the private company
  • Seafaring a priority for the Commission
    The supply of European seafarers will be a clear priority in the coming EU Commission policy paper on the future of transport. This was said by Mattia Pellegrini of the
  • Pirates attack French naval vessel
    A group of Somali pirates chose the wrong victim when they attacked the French navy's command and supply vessel the Somme. "Once they realised they were facing a ship that
  • Göteborg builds for crude oil transit
    Within two years time, the Port of Gothenburg's new facility for crude oil transit is to be finished. An underground cavern at the port facility Torshamnen is to be prepared
  • Greek shipping to new super ministry
    The newly elected Greek prime minister George Papandreou has started off with a major shake-up of the government organisation. Two new ministries have been formed and the Greek Ministry

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2009
  • 'Glaring error' found in Prestige case
    Appeals court overturns decision to clear former head of merchant marine service.
  • Bunker prices fall again in Rotterdam
    Prices in other regional markets also moving lower.
  • Industry has to take a wider view
    Big changes are coming and there is no 'norm' to return to.
  • Traders expect regional fuel oil surplus
    Coker shutdowns in US refineries boost output of residual product.
  • 'Misinformation' on fuel oil ban
    Low sulphur regulations will not mean ships will stop carrying fuel oil, says Norwegian environmental group.
  • Prices fall in Fujairah and Durban
    Players reported strong demand in the Middle East hub.
  • Container volumes beginning to climb
    Ports of Auckland reports partial recovery in volumes but outlook remains uncertain.
  • Bunker demand in Asia weak
    Prices lacking clear direction across key ports.
  • Bunker spill claims 'covered' by compensation protocol
    Few bunker spill claims exceed existing limits, study shows.
  • Pirates attack military fuel tanker
    French naval vessel was on its way to refuel warships.
  • Singapore residual fuel stock at 2.5-month low
    Stocks of middle distillates, meanwhile, at a record high.
  • Trafigura grabs Aramco cargo
    Cargo for mid-October loading sold at a smaller premium than last month.
  • Shipping reacts to firmer bunker prices
    BWI has been climbing since March.
  • Japan: Bunker operations disrupted as typhoon hits
    The typhoon is predicted to pass Thursday night or Friday morning.

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