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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 17, 2009
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  • Lower 2009 cargo volume expected at Kuching Port
    For the Kuching Port Authority (KPA), the January-June cargo volume figures point to a downtrend for the whole year, possibly lower than 2008.
  • Water taxi service between Penang, mainland gets nod
    The federal government has approved the concept of a water taxi service connecting Penang island and the mainland, says a report in the StarBiz.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 17, 2009
  • China rated world's top economy as quarterly GDP growth hits 7.9pc
  • HK June down 15.6pc to 1.8 million TEU, Singapore off 17.1pc
  • US import volume hits million TEU mark after four months
  • Ningbo Daxie terminal receives three ZPMC super gantry cranes
  • Lay-up rate down, but expected to rise in second half
  • China's exports fall 21.4pc in June
  • Carrier capacities change as top 20 global rankings shift
  • Marseilles container traffic surges 35pc in June
  • NOL rights issue oversubscribed, Temasek holding stays steady
  • Cash-strapped CSAV auctions off Agunsa stake
  • MASKargo sees recovery coming in second half of 2010
  • Continental, United join antitrust immunised Star Alliance
  • Volga-Dnepr's AirBridgeCargo expands Europe routes

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 17, 2009
  • Sai Maritime & SAL accomplish major logistics feat at Mumbai Port
  • MOL inks iron ore shipping deals with Rio Tinto
  • SAL to expand fleet, aggressively service offshore & power sectors
  • New GL norms for analysis of alternative ship design come into force
  • Baltic Dry Index raises hopes of recovery
  • NYK listed in FTSE4Good Index for 7th straight year
  • Vessel deals gather steam
  • An analyst's perspective on shipping
  • Policy on veg oil imports to continue for now
  • 'Optimising port productivity' conference at Antwerp on Sept. 23, 24
  • US ports present a desolate sight
  • DP World to run Aussie terminal for 15 more years
  • Major Port Trusts allowed to award PPP project contracts sans MoS nod
  • Airfreight volumes projected to soar
  • Imports seen picking up
  • GQ delayed'govt
  • Divestment plan taking definite course
  • Jump in commercial credit clear pointer to economic recovery
  • FTP objectives met, says Outcome Document
  • SEZs attract Rs 10,983 cr. in foreign investment
  • Customs collections up, recovery seen in 2 sectors
  • Export target may prove elusive 'Minister
  • W. Bengal govt move to control potato prices
  • Bankmen to strike on Aug. 6,7

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • House panel adds two ships to Navy budget
  • Murray gets $7.6 million more Recovery funding for Washington ferries
  • First three JHSV's get names
  • IBIA stresses need for accurate fuel sulfur content results
  • MARAD awards 67 shipyards $98 million in Recovery Act grants

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Washington governor celebrates ports' efforts to reduce emissions
  • Port Tracker report finds box numbers on increase
  • Freight transportation index falls again during May
  • Panama Canal Authority names locks contractor
  • Pair of mariners plead guilty to breaking pollution laws

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Feeder operators vow to fight German boxship 'cartel'
    BANKS seek to take control of as many as 500 ships and set hire rates considerably above current levels.
  • Mothballing tactics widespread among yards
    ASIAN shipyards are quietly keeping ships and allowing outstanding payments to be made later, in the hope markets will improve.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Shell, Vopak form French hub JV
    ROYAL Dutch Shell and tank terminal operator Vopak today formed a venture to develop an LNG terminal near the French port of Marseilles Fos
  • Chinese mega-order signed
    GRAND China Logistics has concluded contracts for its mega-deal with Zhoushan Jinhaiwan shipyard
  • FESCO net profits fall 81%
    FESCO has finally issued its audited financial report for last year ' three months later than its reporting deadline of the past
  • Terminal to raise capacity 230%
    APL'S biggest US West Coast terminal will be expanded to increase the Los Angeles facility's box throughput by 230% over 15 years
  • US box sector fears CIT fall
    US BOX imports could be in for a fresh blow in this year's second half if the trade finance provider CIT is allowed to fail
  • Tallink bosses to cut own pay
    ESTONIA'S ferry operator Tallink is ready to cut pay for bosses and reduce its operations as it addresses poor financial results
  • Wadan seeks Russian saviour
    GERMANY'S insolvent group Wadan Yards is pinning its hopes on fresh orders from Russia, whose president is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel near Munich today

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • NS Picks Site for Tennessee Terminal
  • Great Lakes Cargo Falls 46.6 Percent
  • Hapag-Lloyd to Boost Trans-Atlantic Rates
  • Carloads Grow at Large Railroads
  • US Steel Exports Edge Up in May
  • China's GDP Growth Exceeds Expectations
  • Ports Get $30 Million in EPA Grants
  • Port of Halifax Sees Increase in Traffic
  • Landstar's Earnings Drop in 2nd Quarter
  • Volumes Up for Second Month at Indian Ports
  • Hanjin to Join Suez Express Service
  • MSC to Cap Capacity
  • DOT Doubles Weekly Stimulus Payout
  • Maersk Line Receives Environmental Award
  • Panama Canal Awards Locks Contract

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Box traffic between Japan/China continues downward spiral
  • FESCO still on a high
  • Piracy still on the rise
  • US' 10+2 filing costs spiralling
  • Marshall Islands tops 50 million grt

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Ofer deal struck
    Deal between Eastwind trustee, Nordea and Sammy Ofer company could clear the way to sale of 13 ships.
  • Terminal MENDed
    WebTV footage shows damage to Nigeria's after deadly attack by militants.
  • The long of it
    Don't bet that a shift toward long-haul trades will lead to improved tanker demand, McQuilling Services says.
  • Feeder vandalism
    Box feedership charterers accused of 'vandalism' buy pushing German owners to the brink of collapse.
  • Ferries stimulated
    US Department of Transportation stimulus money will help buy ferries in several states.
  • Wholly owned
    DryShips closes $330m deal with CEO George Economou to buy the remaining quarter of Primelead.
  • 'Below budget'
    Kinder Morgan Energy Partners terminal business sees earnings fall short as company announces New York storage expansion.
  • Stelios flies in
    Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyGroup chief, takes $12.2m stake in Sea Star Capital by joining in $21m share issue.
  • More to spend
    Peter Berdowski's Boskalis has an extra $500m to fund expansion after bagging fresh loan.
  • Box bombshell
    German plan to form feedership 'cartel' to underpin rates to save ailing firms and loans
  • Newcomer buys
    Brazilian ports and infrastructure player pays $5.55m for multipurpose ship from Norsul.
  • Bulker aground
    Hanjin handysize stuck off Kobe, Japan, awaiting tug assistance.
  • MSCo wants in
    Russian tanker owner ready to invest in Shtokman LNG field off Murmansk.
  • Cruise criticism
    World Wildlife Fund urges Baltic ports to upgrade waste-water facilities for cruiseships.
  • Take two
    GSI fires second profit warning of the year, with second quarter bottom line tipped to fall 50%.
  • Hurdle cleared
    A $145m notes issue brings Aries Maritime takeover a step closer.
  • Flagging out
    Head for San Francisco - don't forget the flowers for your hair - for the ultimate in tax free life afloat ' Seasteading.
  • Sichem silence
    Eitzen remains tight-lipped on crew held hostage in Nigeria who are "unlikely" to be harmed, source says.
  • Leaky Greek
    Greek master and Filipino chief officer of Polembros bulker plead guilty in US to pollution charges.
  • Russian rescue?
    Andrey Burlakov believes his bankrupt Wadan Yards is about to get vital new orders from Norilsk Nickel and Gazprom.
  • Takeover time
    Fred Olsen to buy out offshore and reefer unit Oceanlink in $2.4m move.
  • Hamworthy axing
    Jobs to go at Danish plant as UK equipment manufacturer sees orders slump in first quarter.
  • Blaze controlled
    Firefighters take nearly four hours to extinguish fire in hold of Turkish cargoship at Istanbul.
  • Bonheur beaming
    Fred Olsen controlled group indebted to offshore drilling unit as second quarter profit climbs by a tenth.
  • Onishi-Gumi files
    Financially troubled Onishi-Gumi Shipyard has filed for court protection.
  • Not us
    Japan's NYK says it was not source of report claiming it could lose JPY 20bn in first quarter.
  • French foray
    Vopak and Shell team up to develop new LNG terminal at Fos, Marseille.
  • Murray minted
    Washington governor Patty Murray wins $7.6m in additional federal grants for WSF to acquire vessels.
  • Sacyr wins
    Spanish construction group scoops $3.1bn contract to expand Panama Canal.
  • Seanergy swells
    Restis-linked bulker owner buys 50% interest in four capesize bulkers and a panamax from Constellation Energy.
  • Yard plunge
    22-year-old worker survives three-storey fall at Atlantic Marine shipyard in US.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Trade group rips attempt to increase HMT tax
  • Guilty plea in first case under invasive species law
  • Hyundai Heavy Industries hooks up with Russian shipbuilder
  • AirBridgeCargo starts service to Kabul
  • Senate committee advances short-term transport fix
  • Landstar, J.B. Hunt report lower earnings
  • Copenhagen-Aarhus container rail shuttle begins
  • Locke touts U.S.-China green tech trade opportunities
  • Cargo theft prevention taskforce set up in China
  • ITC: Chinese tow-behind lawn groomers clip U.S. makers
  • Despite seasonal rebound, port traffic low
  • Environmental review for APL L.A. terminal project
  • Rotterdam CEO: Cargo throughput to stabilize

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 16, 2009
  • Bunker prices rise sharply across Europe
    Double-digit price increases in most ports.
  • IMO expected to make limited GHG progress
    Mandatory measures unlikely to materialise prior to UNFCCC conference in Copenhagen.
  • UK shipping welcomes government's new carbon policy
    Advocates 'a global and open emissions trading scheme' to reduce shipping's carbon footprint.
  • Maersk wins recognition for fuel saving effort
    Says a post-Panamax container ship can save 3,500 tonnes fuel a year through slow steaming.
  • Bunkers resume upward movement
    Singapore prices at a two-week high as avails tighten.
  • Sustainable Shipping Awards winners announced
    Over 150 people from the industry gathered to celebrate environmental efforts made by companies and individuals.
  • IBIA: Bunker delivery receipts must show true sulphur content
    Failure to record actual sulphur content can be detrimental to engine efficiency and overall safety, as well as ECA compliance.
  • Singapore residual fuels stocks at 7-month low
    Middle distillate stocks rise on lower outflow to Europe.
  • Saudi Aramco offers early-August 180 cst cargo
    Traders expecting higher transaction prices on tighter market.
  • PetroChina parent to acquire Malaysian refinery stake
    CNPC also agrees to buy the refinery's products for at least 20 years.
  • Pirate attacks globally surge in 2009
    First half of 2009 sees attacks more than doubled compared to the same period last year.
  • Dan-Bunkering focuses on South Asia
    Plans to establish stronger relationships with local suppliers and strengthen market position.
  • Iranian bunker sales to 'perform well' this year
    Local sources estimate sales could reach 2.5 million mt or even 3.5 million mt in 2009.
  • Singapore supplier moves to new office

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