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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 14, 2009
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  • RCI to start year-round Asian cruise
    Royal Caribbean International (RCI) will strengthen its presence in Asia via an all-year-round service starting in November, says a report in the StarBiz, quoting RCI president and CEO.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 14, 2009
  • Cosco imposes Taiwan surcharge, ups Asia-US rate US$500/FEU August 15
  • Rising bunker prompts Hamburg Sud and Alianca rate hike
  • Hong Kong Goldman Sachs analyst sees rebound in third quarter
  • Operator of Qingdao Qianwan Phase 4 terminal ready to roll
  • Shipbuilding Cosco Corporation agrees to one-year delivery delays
  • NYK looks to scale down Tacoma terminal plans
  • Taiwan shipbuilder to delay containership deliveries
  • DP World wins 15-year extension to run Sydney's Port Botany terminal
  • North Carolina box berth construction to be done in December
  • Regional finalists of young international forwarder contest
  • IMO meeting this week focuses on marine environment
  • JIFFA launches website with enhanced English
  • China Southern's Shenzhen cargo sales rocket 338pc in April
  • ASTAR, ABX lay off scores of Wilmington DHL Air Park workers
  • EGSAC appoints AMS in Pakistan as exclusive agent

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 14, 2009
  • ArabitaL Container Lines completes a year of successful operations
  • Shortage of swine flu drug leads shipping cos to UK supplier Move aimed at protecting crew
  • Ex-NYK Chairman now heads Japan-Belgium Society
  • ABG set to up the ante for Great Offshore stake
  • Seamax Logistics widens network
  • IMO confers consultative status on World Shipping Council Shipping's operating landscape to change-Ron Widdows
  • Safmarine starts Far East-southern Africa Safari 3 route
  • MSC to upgrade capacity on Far East-US East Coast lane
  • CKYH Alliance to call on Vietnam in US East Coast service
  • Asia-US carriers seek 50 pc hike, $ 500/FEU above spot rate
  • MOL claims its Vietnam-LA loop fastest & most direct
  • Da Chan Bay welcomes MAERSK LINE service's first call
  • Idle container shipping capacity falls as scrapping increases
  • 300,000-dwt ore carrier Toyokuni launched
  • Yantian welcomes first New Zealand service
  • CTSA to levy 2 pc currency surcharge from Aug.
  • "K" Line joins MOL in quitting European Liner Affairs Association
  • AADA to levy $ 600/FEU from Aug. 1 on mainland China/HK cargo to Oz
  • Chittagong to implement new container terminal software
  • CNC Line appoints CMA CGM China & Hong Kong as agent for global liner services
  • Shrimp exporters happy with US slashing anti-dumping duty
  • ...but EU traceability law worries
  • Just 40 minutes to handle 45-wagon box train!
  • ...deftly handles record number of OOG box cargo
  • China's Top 10 ports handle 7 pc less boxes in May
  • XI Plan port capacity target of 1 bn tonnes becomes a far cry
  • Gangavaram port draws anchor
  • Top global firms eyeing port expansion plans
  • Budget expenditure crosses Rs 10-lakh cr. in 2009-10
  • CBDT defers move for UTN to file tax returns
  • Direct Tax Code may lead to withdrawal of all sops to corporates, cautions expert
  • AIAI to meet Canadian business team today

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • V.Ships VLCC attacked
  • Marshall Islands passes 50m gt mark
  • UK holds Rotterdam Rules consultation
  • Barclays charters VLCC
  • CMB sells capesize bulker

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • Washington Ferries Division lays out long range plans
  • Port of Bremerton names Ware community outreach advisor
  • Crowley moving Royal Ballet for performances in Cuba
  • IMO Council taps seafarers as theme for 2010 Maritime Day
  • Lockheed Martin team lays keel for third LCS

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • MSC boss Aponte defends box fleet growth
    MOVE is 'necessary' in an 'extraordinary crisis'.
  • MSC drives transhipment growth
  • Charterers avoid elderly bulkers
    STATISTICS show 80% of the world's unemployed vessels are aged 20 years or older.
  • Mitropoulos calls for united effort to tackle climate change
    IMO chief urges countries to try to work together to deliver realistic results.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • US box imports edge up
    BOX IMPORTS at major US ports are forecast to increase 4.2% this month, compared with June, but are expected to be down 17% year on year
  • KG house seeks €2.4M bail-out
    HAMBURG'S KG house Ownership is asking investors in three of its box ships to provide €2.4M ($3.34M) in rescue aid
  • VLCC attacked by pirates
    A VLCC was today attacked by Somali pirates in the western part of the Gulf of Aden, the Maritime Security Centre in the Horn of Africa told Fairplay
  • Man hurt as UK crane collapses
    SHIPSIDE operations at Southampton's port were suspended today when a worker was injured after a crane collapsed onto a box ship, DP World Southampton said
  • Nabucco pipeline deal signed
    TURKEY and four EU countries signed an accord today, in conjunction with the EC, that gives the green light to build the long-planned Nabucco gas pipeline, IHS Global Insight reported
  • Feet to the fire for Swire
    QUEENSLAND is threatening to cancel dealings with Swire's Australian and international interests to press the group to pay for oil spill expenses

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • Container Traffic in India Falls
  • Crowley Ships Ballet Props to Cuba
  • Heathrow Sees Busiest Cargo Month of 2009
  • Expeditors Projects Profit Decline
  • WTO Head: Crisis is 'Far From Over'
  • Senate Confirms Mendez as Federal Highway Administrator
  • OECD Unemployment Rate Rises in May
  • Agility Unit to Support Afghan Logistics
  • Iberia Boss to Focus on BA Merger
  • Union Files Complaint Against Evergreen
  • Rail Labor Chief Calls Union Merger Plan 'Dead'
  • Israeli Shipping Line Gets First Mega-Ship
  • Marseilles Container Traffic Soars
  • DOT Stimulus Spending Jumps in Early July

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • Southampton closed following another crane collapse
  • OOCL's slide continues in Q2 09
  • Swire facing Queensland boycott
  • SAGT snatches share from SLPA
  • OCTAL raises capital for phase 2 expansion

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • CMB earns $6m
    Belgium's Bocimar bags a $5.7m gain from the sale of the capesize Mineral London.
  • Manager charged
    Federal grand jury in San Francisco indicts Brusco Tug & Barge manager for allegedly dumping dredging materials in California delta.
  • Record week
    Capesize bulker fixtures out of Brazil hit new weekly record, as Australia cargoes slump.
  • BG delivers cargo
    UK-based LNG player delivers commissioning cargo to GNL Quintero despite legal row in Chile.
  • CSAV bags $37m
    Liner operator auctions off 26.7% stake in Chilean port services outfit Agunsa.
  • John plays banker
    Chairman John Fredriksen provides $80m loan to Golar LNG ahead of $100m plus equity issue.
  • MEND seeks swap
    Nigerian militants demand release of detained leader in exchange for six Eitzen tanker crew.
  • Clean catches up
    Amount of oil products stored on tankers approaches crude volumes as 56 LR2 ships taken out of market.
  • Capes king
    Capesize owners left rivals in the shade to top Lorentzen & Stemoco's 'performance index' for 2008.
  • Drillship payday
    The SC Lancer, a 32-year-old drillship, sees its day rate more than double in seven-year contract with Brazilian oil and gas company Petrobras.
  • VLCC attacked
    TMT-owned tanker A Elephant avoids capture in Gulf of Aden after vessel hijacked on Saturday used as mothership in sustained attack.
  • Volga spill
    Leak from tanker in Russian river stretches 12 kilometres, but authorities say it has been "localised."
  • Great Lakes cull
    American Steamship axes over 200 staff as shipping slump hits home.
  • Vroon not axing
    Dutch owner confirms delay of bulker duo at Cosco yard, still discussing two further delays.
  • Pipe dream
    Croatian pipeline company Janaf wants to create Adriatic spot market from port of Omisalj.
  • Dardanelles delay
    Turkish ship anchored in strategic waterway after breaking down with engine failure.
  • Still sliding
    OOIL continues to see quarterly earnings slip as dire Asia to Europe trade drags second quarter income down 42%.
  • MSC scraps again
    Gianluigi Aponte-led shipowner continues to send vessels to face the torch with 25-year old tweendecker the latest to leave.
  • Doubling up
    China's Jiangsu Rongsheng shipyard expects to post twice as much profit in 2009.
  • Scrapping spree
    US maritime administration brings number of ship demolition deals to seven since May.
  • Spill off Norway
    Clean-up underway as UK-operated cruiseship spills oil at Norwegian UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Oresome hat-trick
    Mitsui OSK lands three long-term bulker deals with Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto.
  • Ferry smash
    Aboitiz vessel damaged after hitting pier in Philippines following mechanical failure.
  • FMG eyes China
    Continued detention of four Rio Tinto staff without charge has rival Fortescue Metals on guard.
  • Crane crashes
    One injured as crane collapses onto boxes near NYK Line container vessel at Southampton docks.
  • Suez income hit
    Revenues for the Suez Canal continue to take a beating in the face of slow global trade and the threat of piracy attacks.
  • Alang raid
    Indian authorities arrest Pakistani woman allegedly working illegally at breakers' yard.
  • ESL wooed
    Chinese yard offers nine cancelled vessels to Ethiopian national carrier with payments staggered for 15 years.
  • Back for more
    Shipping Corp of India pens PSV pair at Cochin, a month after inking $35m AHTS twins at the same yard.
  • Tug attacked
    A Singapore-registered tug was attacked by marauding pirates near Indonesia on Sunday morning.
  • New breakers
    Fresh entrants to ship demolition sector driving up prices for owners willing to take a risk.
  • Decade-long deal
    STX Pan Ocean signs up to carry iron ore for Angang Steel in contract worth $233m.
  • QE2 to Cape?
    Former Cunard flagship may end up as a floating hotel in South Africa.
  • Shanghai sale
    Chinese port operator SIPG to raise CNY 5bn this year to boost working capital.
  • Nigeria Attack
    Nigerian militant group attacks a major oil-loading terminal in Lagos, claims it set terminals and tankers on fire.
  • STX exits Wadan
    STX Europe has sold its 30 percent ownership stake in Wadan Yards Group to Luxembourg-based interests.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • COSCO details Asia/U.S cost recovery charge
  • Zim takes delivery of large ships
  • Lines merge Asia/Australia-NZ services
  • Cathay volume falls 10% in June
  • ICC: Conclude Doha Round talks or recession will deepen
  • Groups urge Obama to tread carefully in Honduras
  • U.S. trade deficit narrows in May
  • Solicitations prepared for Jacksonville terminal
  • Two firms in for development of Iraqi port
  • Long Beach gets EPA equipment retrofit grant

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 13, 2009
  • Bunker prices still falling start of week
  • Singapore bunkers surpass Hong Kong prices
    Prices at the world's largest bunkering port firmed on tight avails.
  • Bunker spill reported in Norwegian fjord
    Geiranger Fjord listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Hyundai halts spot offers on tank maintenance
    Tank turnaround scheduled to be completed this week.
  • Singapore June bunker sales down 8%
    First half of 2008 still shows strong sales, beating figures year-on-year.
  • Green light for PetroChina to acquire Nippon Oil refinery stake
    49% stake would let PetroChina control all crude supply and product off-take.
  • Asian bunker demand boosts Middle East fuel oil prices
    Along with lower refinery runs globally and 'peak summer season' in the Middle East.
  • IEA more optimistic for 2010 oil demand
    But says prices rally has stalled on concerns about economic recovery, persistently high stockpiles and weak 2009 demand data.
  • Sri Lanka suppliers to capture business from passing ships
    Large number of ships on main trade route passing by the island presents a potential market.
  • Chimbusco forecasts bunker sales for global ports in 2015
    Sales in Singapore, Rotterdam, Fujairah and several other ports to fall; China sales to rise considerably.




Vincenzo Miele


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