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The Business Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
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  • Baltic's largest gain in 7 weeks
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of shipping costs for commodities, posted its biggest weekly advance in a seven-week streak on a 'tight' supply of capesize ships to haul coal and iron ore.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
  • Global Ship Lease triples Q3 loss, but profit up in first 9 months
  • Somali official: Sino-pirate talks to free captives going well
  • US west coast self promotes in Qingdao, notes east coast's lure
  • Independent truckers jam LA traffic to protest clean truck scheme
  • Visakha terminal to spend US$25.6 million to double capacity
  • Caribbean's Tropical Shipping acquires Deluxe Freight
  • Nigerian customs bonded area crackdown after ports boss jailed
  • JAL loses US$1.47 billion as first half cargo sales fall 55pc
  • Brussels Airlines lauds GSA for 97pc load factor to Africa
  • FedEx brightens for holidays, sees online shopping spike
  • Fighting cap and trade bills cost US Airways US$410,000

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2009
  • APL Logistics now a big name in China's supply chain & logistics landscape
  • Cautious optimism over outlook at Global Shippers' Forum meet
  • Demand for dry bulk vessels sends BDI climbing
  • Rice import bids valid till tomorrow
  • PEC to import 10,000 t of RBD palmolein
  • European textile cos see India as sourcing hub
  • Duty-free raw sugar import allowed till Jan. 2011
  • GTI awarded 'Terminal of the Year 2009' by Lloyd's List
  • Gangavaram port sets new coal unloading record
  • Essar group's SPV to build coal berth at Paradip Port
  • Customer meet, contests mark Vigilance Week at JNPT
  • Rail connectivity to Dhamra port to take longer
  • Wide gap in ex-im cargo at Gangavaram, Gopalpur ports forces East Coast Railway to move empty rakes
  • State-of-art facility, ICD-Ratlam to be thrown open on Wednesday
  • GST regime to prove major relief for exporters
  • More teeth to competition-Fieo
  • IIP maintains robust growth momentum
  • e-filing of service tax to become mandatory
  • Ride the growth wave, CII panel exhorts aviation industry
  • Fieo seeks freeze on raw cotton exports
  • MSMEs to get a better deal
  • WTC team for transportation fair in France
  • Finance symposium tomorrow
  • Meeting with UK mission trade official today
  • Meet on 'Competition, public policy & common man' today
  • Ravneet Kaur appointed interim CMD of Exim Bank

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 12, 2009
  • Invest AD wants to acquire minority stake in Ekol Lojistik
    Invest AD, a state-owned investment fund based in Abu Dhabi (UAE), formerly known as the Abu Dhabi Investment Company, will pay EUR 50 million to acquire a "significant" minority s...
  • Ikea names FM Logistic as best logistics service provider in 2009
    FM Logistic, a French logistics group, has been singled out as the best logistics service provider in 2009 by the Swedish furniture manufacturer Ikea. There were 35 nomin...
  • TNT Innight certified for fifth time in a row
    TNT Innight, which specialises in overnight transportation in Germany, has once again been certified according to the DIN EN ISO 9001:2008 norm by T'V-Rheinland Cert. The...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • Another tough quarter for Chemoil
  • Indian welfare schemes
  • Bulkers attacked

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 15, 2009
  • Davie Yards gives "going concern" warning
  • Found: WWII Japanese aircraft-carrying submarine

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • West Coast ports team up with two largest US railroads
  • Berkshire Hathaway buys 100 percent of Burlington Northern
  • Boeing rolls out first 747-8 freighter
  • Freight transport index returns to negative territory
  • US rail freight traffic down again during week

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • Offen says box lines to blame for tonnage overcapacity
    Fierce competition for market share was reason for industry's problems.
  • China single-hull ban to hit tanker employment options
    China confirms ban from January 1, but will allow such vessels in cabotage trade to call at its ports.
  • UK removes officers from jobs shortage list
    Chamber of Shipping slams move to tighten rules on employing seafarers from outside Europe.
  • Teekay Corp slides further into the red
    Third quarter loss worsens as earnings are hit by poor spot market rates.
  • MAIB Southampton collision report blames multiple errors
    Overworked and stressed pilot was a contributing factor in three-vessel accident.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • Teekay takes huge loss
    TEEKAY revealed today that it has fallen sharply into the red as it scrambles to reduce its spot exposure
  • Collision kills four fishing crew
    FOUR crew members of a South Korean fishing boat were killed and three are missing following a collision with a passenger-roro vessel on Saturday night
  • Hanjin down despite recovery
    HANJIN Shipping has suffered losses despite rising container volumes
  • RCL sees signs of recovery
    MAJOR Intra-Asia operator Regional Container Lines sees signs of recovery despite suffering losses for the third quarter and half-year
  • Ore find stirs shipping interest
    A TREASURE trove of nickel ore has been discovered in Sweden ' and ships are needed to carry the haul, Fairplay was told today
  • Another food fight for Russians
    TWO SHIPS and 110,000 tonnes of Russian grain are standing at the Syrian port of Tartous in a standoff over price discounts
  • Kremlin-watchers awake
    SHIPPING policies were mysteriously missing from the Russian president's address to parliament, but a Moscow maritime analyst told Fairplay today that's just as well

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • DHL Forwarding Chief Urges Lower Trade Barriers
  • Maine Maritime Academy Selects President
  • Hazmat Bill Bans Flammable Liquid Transport
  • Charleston Hires Head of Carrier Sales
  • Panalpina Wins Halliburton, Weatherford Contracts
  • Barge Carrying Hazmats Grounds off Virginia Beach
  • Software Cuts Central Freight Costs
  • Alabama Seeks Partner for Steel Terminal
  • ATSG Revenue Falls on DHL Move
  • Smaller 3PLs, Brokers Gain Volume, Sales
  • Trade Deficit Expands on Oil Imports
  • Truckload Rates Fell 9.4 Percent, Carrier Says
  • FedEx Launches Express Service in India
  • Small Railroads Show Traffic Gains
  • Danish Ocean Carrier DFDS Profit Drops
  • Singapore Airlines Adds Atlanta Freighter
  • Video: James Gagne, President of Greater China for Agility
  • Iberia Lost $24.3 Million in 3Q
  • Hanjin's Loss Deepens
  • Fuel Transporter KAG Expands on West Coast
  • Unifeeder Buys InterMarineContainer Lines
  • JAL Lost Record $1.47 Billion
  • LA Spending on Port Truck Dispute Exceeds $1 Million

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • The trade wall needs to come down
    On November 9, 1989 the infamous Berlin Wall was breeched and with it the Iron Curtain communist restriction on travel and trading in eastern Europe. In the same year the 4,300TEU Marchen Maersk was the largest containership afloat, and Hong Kong had just surpassed Rotterdam to take the crown of the biggest box port in the world.
  • Danaos does deal with Zim
  • Maersk need a fistful of dollars
  • Triple Rotterdam dues windfall
  • Predator Unifeeder snaps-up IMCL
  • Terminals still in the money

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • Losses mount
    Chilean liner operator Compania Sud Americana de Vapores reports growing nine-month losses.
  • Bunge arrests ship
    Grain player secures arrest of Ocean Freighters bulker off Texas after a litany of problems during a voyage charter.
  • Vafias fixes MR
    Harry Vafias' StealthGas puts medium-range products tanker on three-year bareboat charter. Four other new fixtures unveiled.
  • Chapter 11 over
    US Shipping Partners emerges from bankruptcy as private US Shipping Corp.
  • TK confirms
    Teekay Corp says it sold an older products tanker for $4.6m in apparent confirmation of the Barrington sale.
  • 'Not oil sludge'
    Platinum manager says black deposits reported by US Coast Guard detention report as oil sludge was biomass.
  • Gotcha!
    Navies claim to have busted pirate squad responsible for recent hits on BW Lion and others way off Somalia.
  • FBR likes tankers
    FBR Capital Markets analyst issues wet sector upgrade over expectations that supply and demand will come in balance by 2011.
  • Hampton Rds shut
    US Coast Guard shuts down Virginia's Hampton Roads port as weather turns severe. Barge grounds in storm.
  • Hegnar moves in
    Media magnate takes 20% slice of Hurtigruten after paying over $45m for shares held by three banks, including DnB NOR.
  • Jolly bad luck
    Italian ro-ro Jolly Rosso attacked off Africa for second time in three weeks but once again escapes.
  • 'Deal with us'
    Greek owner of hijacked Ariana says pirates not playing fair by speaking with Ukrainian crew's families.
  • Sea scenes
    Mountainous seas, a bulbous bow sun lounger and bioluminescence figure in the latest entries to TradeWinds' Photographer of the Year contest.
  • House hunting
    Was a bribe paid when the family of Sovcomflot chief Dmitry Skarga bought a house and land in Moscow?
  • Red for Teekay
    Bjorn Moller-led owner watches Q3 profit fall by over $300m but adjusted figures top Wall Street bets.
  • Paperwork pile-up
    Three-ship collision at Southampton caused by frustrated pilot's error after tanker berthing was aborted due to customs form cock-up.
  • Out of gas
    Teekay LNG Partners falls to third quarter loss as it racks up big currency exchange and derivatives deficit.
  • Still hungry
    Teekay Tankers not turned off by quarterly loss as it contemplates further acquisitions.
  • Dunya duo sold
    Product tanker pair recently touted in the market sold by Suay Umut-led Turk to unnamed buyers for $53m.
  • Ban boost
    Fujairah's crackdown on single hull tankers is "another nail in the coffin", Frontline CEO says.
  • Paper pain
    Peter Evensen-led Teekay Offshore posts third quarter loss following $37m reversal on derivatives.
  • It's quotes time
    There's a bout of bullying in the Sovcomflot corruption trial while Jim Davis has no Great Expectations for the market.
  • Swiber stutters
    Raymond Goh's Swiber sees third quarter profit drop by one tenth as revenue falls away.
  • Diana draws $40m
    Simeon Palios-led Greek owner using new loan from German bank to finance capesize buy.
  • Teekay pays out
    Tanker owner pays nearly $5m in Q3 dividend as term contracts provide insulation from spot market struggles.
  • Unlikely escape
    Tiny, slow-moving Panama-flagged ship with 25 crew somehow outruns pirates in Somali Basin.
  • New5 in Numb3rs
    Clarkson hands shipbuilding crown to China, Aon lands flagship hull insurance deal and a Greek owner has a Mexican charterer on the run.
  • Chemoil crashes
    Singapore bunker supplier and tanker owner sees nine-month profit plunge as activity shrinks.
  • Sinking feeling
    Swedish inspectors raise alarm over ferry life rings that sink when they hit water.
  • Singapore prang
    MSC boxship and Libyan-owned aframax tanker collide in early hours in Singapore Strait.
  • Desperation
    Passengers were asked to help bail water from Princess Ashika ferry 15 minutes before it sank, inquiry hears.
  • Passengers saved
    Japanese rescuers evacuate 28 people from badly listing ro-ro ferry in Pacific on Friday.
  • 'It's our eight'
    STX Offshore & Shipbuilding owns up to $880m order from STX Pan Ocean for VLOC octet.
  • Tallink mixed
    Passenger numbers rose last month at Estonian ferry company, but commercial traffic was down.
  • ICG sale on?
    Shares of Irish ferry owner's beleaguered main shareholder, Liam Carroll, being touted in market, report says.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • Hanjin losses mount in 3rd quarter
  • New Trailer Bridge chief discusses outlook
  • International Shipholding orders 3 bulk ships
  • British Airways, Iberia agree to merge
  • Singapore Cargo adds Atlanta freighter stop
  • U.S. intermodal volumes show uptick
  • WCO sees SAFE cargo standards progress
  • USDA spends $234 million to promote ag exports
  • FMC ruling allows OTIs to use agents
  • FedEx forwarding unit expands in Asia, Europe
  • DHX opens Maui terminal
  • Mobile looks for steel terminal operator

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • EU stands firm on low-sulphur fuel
    The EU Commission will not give in to demands to suspend the obligation to use low-sulphur fuel in European ports. Shipowners can either comply or stay out of the
  • Unifeeder buys Polish feeder operator
    Unifeeder has acquired InterMarine Container Lines (IMCL), thus creating Northern Europes's leading feeder operator with a total of 33 vessels. Unifeeder transports containers from the

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 13, 2009
  • Bunker prices continue to slide
    Little support for higher numbers as markets continuing to head lower.
  • Petrobras amends Argentina, Uruguay procedures
    New contact for bunker buyers in non-Brazilian ports.
  • Strong losses across Europe
    Rotterdam sees good demand and product avails.
  • Prices weaken in Fujairah
    But Durban sees prices firm.
  • Hedging generated revenue
    Shipping group reports lower bunker costs.
  • Confusion over single-hull 'ban'
    Fujairah harbour master says single-hull tankers will be able to bunker.
  • Fuel oil stocks dip
    ARA inventories still higher than at this time last year.
  • Bunker prices end the week soft
    Key grade 380 cSt in Singapore fell $6.50 pmt on Friday.
  • Vopak Q3 operating profit up close to 30%
    Vopak's worldwide capacity has been growing.
  • Chemoil in the red
    Q3 sales down 7.5% year-on-year.
  • Singapore October sales 'strong' at 3.1 million mt
    Health of container shipping sector will have 'direct impact' on sales, say industry watchers.
  • Fujairah ban on single-hull tankers 'could hit' bunker sales
    Single hull operators may opt to refuel in Singapore.
  • Bunker facilities being upgraded in Spanish port
    Barge deliveries to start in Huelva in January.
  • IEA: Q4 global oil demand to grow year-on-year
    Agency also revises its forecast for 2009 and 2010 further upwards.
  • Japan: Bonded bunker storage terminal to start operation
    New facility has capacity for almost 19,000 mt of product.
  • Bunkering facility at Swedish pier to be removed
    Torshamnen crude oil terminal at Gothenburg will be temporarily closed.
  • Another 22,000 dwt bunker tanker in Singapore
    Hong Lam Marine expects tanker to start operations next week.




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