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The Business Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
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  • Market to return to growth next year: Maersk
    AP Moeller-Maersk A/S, the owner of the world's largest container shipping line, said the market will return to growth next year and that freight rates may rise as carriers curb capacity increases.
  • Consolidation in shipping industry
    A SLOW recovery in global trade and tight finance could set the stage for a wave of consolidation in the trillion-dollar shipping industry, as it gears up for a second straight year of turmoil in 2010.
  • Spain pays US$3.3m ransom for trawler
    As a Spanish warship looked on, a US$3.3 million ransom was delivered by boat and Somali pirates freed a Spanish trawler and its 36 crew members.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
  • AADA hikes Oz bunker surcharge to US$400/TEU from December 4
  • Hamburg remains profitable despite dwindling container volumes
  • Software tool allows OOCL customers to audit bills
  • Boxes fall 5.6pc as bulk rises 3.6pc at Indian ports April-October
  • US charges Agility with military food supply fraud
  • UK P&I Club to impose 5pc increase in 2010
  • South Asia Gateway Terminals surpassing Sri Lanka Ports Authority
  • Australian competition regulator says more CTs needed
  • Engineering snags put Boeing 747-8 roll out timing at risk
  • Aloha Air Cargo does deals with Hawaiian farmers
  • MidAmerica airport flower figures and manifests don't tally: paper

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 19, 2009
  • DHL Global Forwarding joins INTTRA eInvoice initiative
  • TMI wins Lloyd's List award for 2nd time
  • Smaller 3PL firms glisten in the gloom
  • ICS, WSC bring out container safety guide for shippers & stuffers
  • DB Schenker India exhibits its capabilities for solar industry
  • Gist of GST to be spelt out today
  • Rice from Thailand, Vietnam may be preferred
  • MMTC invites bids to import 18,000 tonnes of palmolein
  • Iran looks to India for investment
  • PEC wants rice import bids valid for more time
  • JNP workers withdraw hunger strike call
  • Eden Channel to witness trial cargo handling runs from April 2010
  • KPT makes personal protective equipment compulsory for all employed on Port premises
  • Tardy progress persuades govt to review NHDP guidelines
  • Rs 28K cr. forex gets cooked in veg. oil flood!
  • CMIE & DSP Merrill Lynch get optimistic of GDP growth, but RBI is gloomier!
  • Recession-battered exporters now bruised by rising rupee
  • Kaushik Basu may be new Chief Economic Advisor

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2009
  • DHL Global Forwarding joins INTTRA eInvoice initiative
    INTTRA, the leading e-commerce platform for the ocean freight industry, recently announced that DHL Global Forwarding has joined the INTTRA eInvoice initiative. DHL Global Forwardi...
  • Dachser granted AEO status in Austria
    Dachser Austria GmbH, the national subsidiary of the German forwarding and logistics company Dachser, was recently certified as an authorised economic operator (AEO)....
  • Werner Enterprises launches Werner Global Logistics Australia
    Werner Enterprises Inc announced that it has fully established its newest subsidiary, Werner Global Logistics Australia Pty Ltd. The new subsidiary, which was formed in Q3/2009,...
  • Geis Logistics has new warehouse in Czechia
    The German service provider Geis Logistics recently leased 14,300 sqm of covered storage space at the ProLogis logistics park in Ostrava (Czechia). The platform...
  • Maersk CEO honours maritime economics students at Erasmus University Graduation
    The completion of another successful maritime economics and logistics (MEL) course at Rotterdam's Erasmus University (Netherlands) was celebrated at a graduation ceremony addr...
  • Netherlands: stiff penalties for minor law infringements
    The Netherlands recently announced that it wants to introduce a mileage-linked road tax for private and commercial vehicles in 2012. Stiff penalties of up to EUR 74,000 and a four ...
  • New container terminal in Sremska Mitrovica (Serbia)
    Jadranska Vrata (Adriatic Gate), the container terminal operator at the port of Rijeka (Croatia), has signed an agreement to manage the new container terminal at the port of Leget ...
  • Partnership between Felbermayr and Rail Cargo Austria
    The trans-sectoral cooperation of the Wels (Austria)-based Felbermayr Group and Rail Cargo Austria is about to be expanded. In a recently signed letter of intent representatives of...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Hijacked tanker master "dead"
  • GL head urges "ultra slow steaming"
  • DNV's new PSC toolkit
  • CMA CGM "out of red in December"
  • Intermanager's membership increasing
  • ITF calls for action on Indian port violence

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Maersk Alabama returns pirate fire

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • The North West Company inks lease with Port of Tacoma
  • Court names Marcon broker in sale of air cushion barge
  • Urban League presents Crowley with workplace equal opportunity honor
  • Five-star EnviroStarts rating goes to Port of Bremerton airport/industial park
  • NASSCO lays keel of fifth State-class vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Boxship speeds of 14 knots set to become norm
    Carriers that refuse to slow down vessels are 'throwing money away'.
  • New members line up to join IACS
  • Capesize rates surge 25% in two days
    Australian miners pay daily rates as high as $106,000.
  • Intertanko urges proactive steps to meet emissions target
    Tanker sector can reach 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions if Brussels sets this target.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Buffett leads off new Fairplay
    WARREN Buffett has described his takeover of the US rail company Burlington Northern Santa Fe as an "all-in wager" on the country's economic future
  • Beware of reversing trucks
    IT'S HARD on the brakes for the truck industry as global sales from January-October plunged 52% from last year, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Box ship cohesion urged
    TERMINAL operators and box liners must work together to emerge from the recession and grow, APM Terminals finance chief Christian Moller Laursen has warned
  • German terminal aid rejected
    GERMANY'S new government has rejected pleas to fund a terminal lay-up scheme. Full Story

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • STB Unlikely to Review Buffett-BNSF Deal
  • Rail Shippers, Carriers See 2010 Recovery
  • BNSF Buy May Alter Key Regulatory Formula
  • No Concession Talks With ABF, Teamsters Say
  • Environment Group Wants Clean-Truck Review
  • Key Senators Urge 6-Month Highway Bill Extension
  • Werner Enterprises Leaps to Australia
  • Hamburg S¨d Changes Terminals in Seattle
  • Port of Houston Raises Tariffs
  • Importer Calls for Stable Trade Preference Policy
  • Fish and Wildlife Service Raids Guitar Maker
  • FMCSA Clears Way for Intermodal Registry
  • Panama Canal Eyes New Bridge or Tunnel
  • Rails Cut More Jobs, STB Says
  • Salvors Free Grounded Crowley Barge
  • CMA CGM to Return to Profit in 2010
  • APM Terminals Exec Calls for Cooperation
  • Top Trucking Executives Eye 2010 Rebound
  • North Carolina Box Moves Grow 28 Percent
  • Evergreen to Hike Rates from Europe to Asia
  • Pirates Attack Maersk Alabama Again
  • Maersk CEO Says Box Market to Grow in 2010
  • ILA Ratifies Contract Extension

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • CMA CGM on the mend
  • Agility in the dock
  • Hamburg:'cut fees' and 'deepen the Elbe' to win back boxes
  • Atlantic trades remain in the doldrums
  • BDI trend a boost for box operators?

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Spac could buy
    Navios Maritime Holdings sees opportunities for its special purpose acquisition company to strike.
  • New liner boss?
    Former Thales Group chief executive Denis Ranque is reportedly set to take the helm at CMA CGM.
  • Uruguay upside
    Navios Maritime Holdings set to benefit from projected doubling of Uruguayan grain exports.
  • Three down
    Trico is latest owner to lay-up an anchor handler in the North Sae, brokers claim.
  • Hedging DryShips
    George Economou's DryShips preps 22 million shares for Deutsche Bank so bond buyers can take short position on company stock.
  • 'Really smelly'
    Former Watson Farley Williams boss conspired to backdate newbuilding documents but his own paperwork later tripped up Nikitin and Skarga.
  • Maritime moods
    Readers are capturing many evocative images of life at sea as they compete to be TradeWinds' Photographer of the Year.
  • Iguana sold
    George Economou-led DryShips reportedly fetches $23.5m for 13-year-old panamax bulker.
  • Fast getaway
    UK-flagged Wilhelmsen Lines car carrier outpaces pirates hours after Maersk Alabama escapes.
  • A sorry tale
    Sovcomflot UK head Yuri Privalov was lent cash for a new business and bought a laptop and phone to cheer him up. Or was it all a cover?
  • Paying Privalov
    Yuri Nikitin says Yuri Privalov's long-term usefulness was a factor in him making payments to the former Fiona Maritime chief.
  • TEN sells a second
    Nikolas Tsakos-headed tanker owner cashes in second suezmax this month to clear the way for newbuildings.
  • China to lead
    In about face, China is set to become co-chair of the Shared Awareness and Deconfliction anti-piracy group.
  • Red for Novoship
    Russian tanker owner turns in nine-month loss as revenues slip.
  • Chairman Heje
    Jorgen Heje confirmed as Per Ditlev-Simonsen's successor at Eidsiva Rederi.
  • Costly crews
    HSH Nordbank says manning costs for German boxships will continue to rise this year despite the recession.
  • Serious Star
    Vela taking no chances of a second hijacking of the VLCC Sirius Star ' the largest ship ever seized by pirates.
  • Pain for MSCo
    Tanker owner Murmansk Shipping sees nine-month profit fall 150% as rates decline.
  • Master 'killed'
    North Korean captain of hijacked Singaporean chemical tanker dies from gunshot wounds, report claims.
  • La Princesa freed
    Crowley Maritime container barge ' featured in this week's "Casualty file" ' is freed from Virginia Beach.
  • Alabama hit again
    Maersk Alabama, briefly hijacked in April before US Navy stepped in, attacked off Somalia again.
  • Saade happier
    Jacques Saade-led boxship giant CMA CGM raises annual operating profit forecast to 'breakeven'.
  • Navios tops bets
    Angeliki Frangou-led bulker owner tops Wall Street forecasts in the third quarter as its adjusted bottom line rises.
  • Ship sinks, 6 lost
    Frantic search-and-rescue operation off China as high winds sink North Korean vessel.
  • Newbuild fixed
    Deep Sea Supply AHTS joining Petronas for up to three years at "very acceptable" rate.
  • Taking control
    Chinese container maker CIMC plans to enter offshore fabrication with purchase of Yantai Raffles Shipyard stock.
  • Dodgy davit
    Faversham Ships replaces workboat mechanism after two crew suffer serious injuries following fall.
  • Torm tumbles
    Weak tanker demand sends Mikael Skov-led Dane's profit diving with fleet valued 'below book value'.
  • Friendly funds
    NOL turns to Temasek-linked DBS Bank for $160m loan to help pay for new ships.
  • Half price sale
    Former ICG majority shareholder Liam Carroll's stake hawked off by Irish bank in fire sale.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • CMA CGM intends to break even by December
  • Maersk Alabama fights off new attack
  • Evergreen raises Europe-to-Asia rates
  • TIACA: Technologies needed for 100% screening
  • Agility indicted by U.S. on fraud charges
  • U.S. pork exports up, beef down
  • CargoSmart's suite of supply chain reports
  • ILA members ratify contract extension
  • SoCal box volumes continue to lag
  • Houston port to raise tariffs in 2010

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Pirates kill master
    The North Korean master of the 22,300-DWT chemical carrier Theresa VIII, built 1981, has died after having sustained gunshot wounds when pirates took over the vessel. The tanker was
  • EMSA adds Finnish icebreaker to its fleet
    The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has entered an agreement to add the Finnish icebreaker Kontio to its readiness fleet of oil recovery vessels. Kontio has a tank capacity of
  • Conflict about Åland's new ferry
    A conflict has sailed up on Åland whether the new inter island ferry Skarven fulfils the specification or not. The delivery of the Lithuanian-built ferry was heavily delayed and
  • Maersk Alabama hit again by pirates
    The US-flagged container carrier Maersk Alabama has again been attacked by pirates in the waters off Somalia. In the early hours of Tuesday the vessel was attacked by a
  • Gard's Claes Isacson takes the helm at International Group
    Claes Isacson, CEO of the P&I Club Gard, has been elected chairman of the International Group of P&I Clubs. Isacson is a Swedish citizen and the first non
  • Scandlines in the market for new tonnage
    Scandlines A/G has dusted off the old plans for new tonnage on the Gedser'Rostock run, and is presently in the market for at shipyard with a contract of
  • Stena Bulk signs LoI for Suezmax quartet
    Stena Bulk has signed a Letter of Intent with South Korea's Samsung for four 158,000-DWT Suezmax tankers. A final order is subject long term charter deals

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2009
  • Bunker prices continue to firm in Rotterdam
    Avails tight for some suppliers in Rotterdam.
  • Container line to save 'millions of dollars' in fuel costs and cut emissions
    CMA CGM is preparing to extend slow steaming to all its ocean-going ships.
  • Bunker prices firming
    Regional prices up across the board but a mixed picture for avails.
  • Oil firm after unexpected US oil inventory draw
    Weekly government report shows falling stocks of crude and key products.
  • Shipping group sees losses on bunker derivatives
    Firming bunker prices put Torm under pressure.
  • EU preparing measures if global agreement is delayed
    IMO's lack of progress on regulating ship emissions is political, not a technical problem, EC official says.
  • Bunker spill: Fuel tank overflowed
    US investigators focus on valve on receiving vessel.
  • 'Optional ports' adding flexibility to physical hedging
    Global Risk Management says fixed price agreements 'need not be inflexible'.
  • Prices hit 13-month highs
    Singapore players report good demand.
  • Bonded bunker supplies resuming at Indian port
    Independent firm offering all marine fuel grades over a decade after tax-free bunker sales were suspended at JNPT.
  • European fuel oil prices hold firm after Monday's jump
    Prices stayed firm on Tuesday on healthy bunker demand.
  • Claims against bunker suppliers up
    'Unsubstantiated' claims said to be avenue for shipping companies to delay payments.
  • WFS announces stock split
    Move is to improve liquidity.
  • Singapore court adjourns hearing on corruption case




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