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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 16, 2009
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  • Gulf oil tanker rates drop to 6-week low
    The cost of delivering two million-barrel cargoes of Middle East crude to Asia, the world's busiest route for supertankers, dropped to a six-week low, making it more likely that owners will decide to sell older ships as scrap.
  • World pirate attacks more than double in H1 2009
    Pirate attacks worldwide more than doubled in the first half of 2009 amid a surge of raids on vessels in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia, an international maritime watchdog said yesterday.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Hanjin joins APL in south Asia/Mideast-US east coast Suez loop
  • Korean government ship fund attracts carrier interest
  • NYK containership rescues American yachtsman in distress
  • Port of Qingdao container throughput up 2pc in first half of year
  • Shanxi export value falls 60.6pc in May
  • Hapag adds BAF, plans to hike Atlantic rate US$400/TEU-$500/FEU
  • China express industry package volume up 18pc in first five months
  • Marshall Islands fleet at 50 million tons
  • Kuehne + Nagel Norwegian branch lands Vizada VSAT contract
  • Panama Canal holds marine simulation, manoeuvrability meet
  • China Eastern US$1.3 million share swap to boost market share
  • India's air cargo market expected to rise in 2009-10
  • China Southern inaugurates two international services

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Marshall Islands Registry maintains steady growth rate
  • INSA casts spotlight on seafarers' shortage
  • Barter trade set to begin in Tibet
  • MPEDA's failure to sign protocol prompts Russia to ban seafood, aver exporters
  • Fall in global prices diverts flood of vegetable oils to India
  • NMDC lowers iron ore price for Japan
  • Ports capacity doubling plan on course-Vasan
  • Port Pipavav officials interact with Ahmedabad clients
  • Private cos selected for award of 22 PPP port projects, Vasan tells House
  • It's in the heart of Dynamos to donate blood
  • Dwindling credit offtake spells trouble for MSME sector, fears Fieo chief
  • Services sector needed support, says Fieo Convenor
  • Pranab heads eGoM on food security

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Master pleads guilty to US ballast water charges
  • Panama Canal locks contract awarded
  • Germanischer Lloyd's new Guidelines
  • Changing times at IMEC

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • Guilty plea to first charges under anti-invasive species law
  • OECD panel bemoans shipbuilding overcapacity

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • New Crowley heavy-lift barge launched from Grunderson facility
  • Seattle firms in spotlight for cleaner manufacturing
  • Port of Camas-Washougal collecting shoes for needy
  • Corps wants public input on Rogue River dredging plans
  • Tsakos nets three-year deal for suezmax tanker ARCTIC

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • Southampton accident sparks call for crane checks
    UK Health and Safety Executive urges users of Morris-made cranes to conduct urgent safety tests.
  • Crane collapses on boxship at Southampton
  • Tallink bosses take pay cuts as losses deepen
    FERRY operator bosses to slash their salaries by 20% and axe group's shipping operations.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • Strong yen troubles Japan shipping
    JAPANESE shipowners and operators are being put under financial pressure today as the yen strengthens against the dollar
  • Hapag raising trans-Atlantic rates
    HAPAG-Lloyd has announced an emergency bunker surcharge as from 1 August for the trans-Atlantic trade
  • Danaos delays more newbuilds
    CONTAINER shipowner Danaos has revealed five more newbuilding delays, bringing total negotiated delays to 25 of its 28 contracts
  • Tsunami warning issued for NZ
    TSUNAMI warnings were briefly issued today after a huge earthquake rocked New Zealand

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • U.S. Chamber Backs House Transportation Bill
  • Cargo Theft, Average Loss Rising in 2009
  • Senate Committee Votes to Extend Highway Bill 18 Months
  • Imports Up But Lower Year-Over-Year
  • Pilot Strikes Deal for Flying J Truck Stops
  • IBT Readies Ratification Ballots for YRC Teamsters
  • Industrial Price Index Signals Recovery on Track
  • Weak Pricing Slices AA Cargo Revenue
  • Danaos Delays Delivery of Five Containerships
  • Antwerp Box Traffic Tumbles 18.5 Percent
  • Rotterdam Handles 15 Percent Fewer Boxes
  • Monthly Trucking Index Declines
  • Pirate Attacks Doubled in First Half of 2009
  • APM Terminals Starts Danish Rail Shuttle
  • Hub Exec Says Rail Commodities to Mark Recovery

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • India's dedicated freight corridor faces delay after funds cut
  • Hanjin and APL team up with slot charter deal on USEC/Middle East/Asia markets
  • Southampton update
  • Rotterdam's box volume slumps 15% for H1 09

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • Gold surfaces
    Divers off Argentina begin recovering cargo from converted fishing trawler with roughly $20m worth of gold and silver.
  • Newark suffers
    New Jersey-New York container terminal sees slump in activity amid global downturn.
  • Yard worker hurt
    Worker at Atlantic Marine's Mobile yard is hospitalised after three-story fall, but injuries are minor.
  • Eight axed
    China Ocean Shipping Group culls $300m supramax octet on order at Cosco Zhoushan without penalties.
  • Product buildup
    US petroleum product stocks jump more than expected to an 11-year high even as crude stocks fall more than expected.
  • Tufton pounces
    UK investment group grabs 14 Allocean vessels in partnership with private equity player.
  • Detroit gets $7m
    US Department of Transportation gives US port stimulus funding to building wharf for cruiseships.
  • Tallink to cut pay
    Board to take 20% salary hit and managers also feel pinch while ships may be sold after quarterly loss.
  • Casualty file
    Nigerian rebels and Somali pirates take the spotlight in weekly WebTV roundup of casualty stories.
  • UIC woos HHI
    St Petersburg yard group inks cooperation deal with Hyundai Heavy less than a month after similar pact with Samsung.
  • Ferry fury
    Washington State Ferries wins just $750,000 of $56m federal stimulus packages it applied for.
  • Fantasy football
    Marine lawyers and insurers join battle in London for the 2009 Marine Challenge Cup.
  • Jaxport upgrade
    Jacksonville's Jaxport to receive funding to upgrade gantry ramps for the St Johns River Ferry.
  • Yard aid backlash
    Subsidies under scrutiny as WP6 warns states to avoid protectionist measures.
  • Asian piracy rises
    'Violence against crew members continues to increase,' warns IMB with Asia seeing 100% hike.
  • Acergy ahead
    Norwegian offshore player sees second quarter profit boosted as it beats market forecasts.
  • Can we fix it?
    Yes we can, says Puntland president Farole, who wants western help to defeat piracy.
  • Euro trip
    Golden Ocean and Jinhui lead the charge as shares in European bulker owners follow gains among US and Asian rivals.
  • Pirates give up
    Fourteen Indian crew rescued after pirates abandoned hijacked dhow used as mothership in attacks.
  • Trouble ahead
    'Expect tight cash flow', says DVB Bank as handymax bulker orderbook set for back-log.
  • Rebels beaten
    Dissident shareholders fail to block division of Age Remoy-led Rem Offshore.
  • China still hungry
    Anglo-Australian miner Rio Tinto says recovery in Chinese steel demand will continue for the remainder of 2009.
  • As you were
    Chinese iron ore imports unaffected by detention of Rio Tinto's China-based staff, exporters say.
  • Muller buys
    Dutch owner of Multraship adds domestic shipping group Montis Mooring to its operations.
  • River of cash
    Africa's Citadel Capital wins $58m loan to finance part of 90-barge fleet for Egypt's Nile.
  • New to Nansha
    Pearl River Delta port gets ferry link to Hong Kong's international airport.
  • Restis reaching
    Greek shipping group branching out into power with joint move for Montenegro's energy producer EPCG.
  • Dry keeps rising
    Chinese bulker owners follow New York players in seeing surge in share prices on Wednesday.
  • Still hurting
    Despite oil price hike, oil companies slashing costs and holding off plans, says Fred Olsen Energy.
  • Bailey buys
    Welsh entrepreneur Paul Bailey takes control of UK shiprepairer A&P Group.
  • Hanjin launches
    Hanjin Shipping is buying slots off APL to launch a new service linking South Asia with the United States.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • Hapag-Lloyd to raise transatlantic rates
  • Hanjin buys slots on APL Suez/USEC service
  • European carriers see uptick in shipments to Asia
  • Cathay executive bemoans foggy air cargo picture
  • CSX reports 20% drop in earnings
  • NS, UP offer swift reefer trailer service
  • Report: Traffic congestion eased in '07
  • Card check stalls in Senate
  • Ex-Im Bank pact to boost U.S. exports to India
  • Proposed bills to ease U.S./Cuba ag trade
  • DHL starts Shenzhen-to-New York LCL service
  • Importer files complaint against intermediary
  • Southampton suspends use of cranes
  • COSCO Pacific volumes drop everywhere but Bohai Bay
  • Singapore June volume down 17%

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 15, 2009
  • Stockpile report gives boost to early trading
    Crude decline and equities news prompts bullish response.
  • Hapag-Lloyd in 'revenue recovery' drive
    Emergency bunker surcharge to be introduced on Atlantic trades.
  • Scrubber washwater criteria up for debate again
    Concerns raised at IMO, plea to ensure it doesn't stall technology development.
  • Bunker prices continue to firm
    Vopak terminal still congested.
  • OPEC less optimistic than IEA
    Expecting slower demand recovery in 2010.
  • Prices firm on regional tight supplies
    Demand soft on firmer bunker prices.
  • BNP Paribas sees crude testing $40 by end-August
    Senior oil analyst says revival in US fuel demand needed to lead global demand recovery.
  • Chimbusco June bonded sales 'unchanged'
    Sales of about 400,000 mt reported for both May and June this year.
  • Japan: May bonded bunker sales down 22%
    Sales down sharply compared to last year on weak demand.
  • India supplier strengthens bunkering fleet
    Builds two new double-hull bunker tankers of 1,400 dwt each.
  • Hindustan Petroleum eyeing Shell's New Zealand assets
    Shell New Zealand's marine, refining and distribution businesses on sale since May.
  • IOC and Essar Oil offer mid-August fuel oil cargoes
    Indian fuel oil exports seen declining as most domestic refineries cut runs.
  • Swire under fire
    Queensland public servants may boycott all Swire-related businesses and its ships could be specially taxed.

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