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The Business Timesweb site
MAY 21, 2009
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  • Ship lay-up woes could worsen
    If more ships are laid up in the waters around Singapore, it would pose a difficult situation in the future, warned prominent shipmanager Thome's general manager of its marine consulting arm.

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 21, 2009
  • Hanjin hikes Asia-Europe rates from June 1 and again July 1
  • Grand Alliance merges JCX and SCX services into one loop
  • AP Moller-Maersk CFO Sorensen quits for health reasons
  • Coscon extends rotation with two 725-TEU ships on HSH loop
  • Five more China ports participate in cross-straits shipping
  • Qingdao moves 100 million tonnes in first four months
  • Cosco terminals see no upturn in April volumes
  • China Merchants, Wanhai, Sinotrans in Xiamen-Kaohsiung liner service
  • Chinese port and logistics delegates call on Port of Hamburg
  • Cory Brothers sets up Singapore office
  • Kuehne + Nagel renews Christmas deal with UK's Homebase
  • Ship orders at Japanese yards sink 74pc in April
  • Lengthy air cargo screening worry shippers of perishables
  • El Al Airlines launches Beijing-Tel Aviv-Sao Paulo service
  • Air China offers Chongqing to Angkor, Cambodia cargo flights
  • Austin, Texas, air freight traffic down 28pc in first quarter

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 21, 2009
  • MARUBA intensifying focus on burgeoning Indian market
  • Executive forum on May 28
  • Evergreen Line's 1st vessel calls at ACT as part of Asx service
  • IMO adopts Hong Kong model for scrapyard standards
  • IIFF-FIATA's diploma course in freight forwarding from June 12
  • DCI wins NM Port's dredging contract
  • Japan leads rush of Asian shipping cos to join Marshall Islands flag
  • TCI shelves ship buying plan, to go slow on truck acquisitions
  • EPCES to take part in ITPO's Kunming fair in China during June
  • WTO informed of move to impose special duty on 4 items
  • Bhutan lifts ban on Indian poultry
  • Saudi Arabia lifts ban on Indian seafood
  • Bids invited for pulses import
  • Jobs potential of MSME sector underscored
  • Mumbai SEZ promoters move HC for speedy settlement of land deals
  • OECD finds economic downturn easing

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 19, 2009
  • Maiden flight for first Airbus A320 assembled in China
    The first Airbus A320 to be assembled in Airbus' Final Assembly Line China (Falc) completed its first flight recently, taking off and landing at Tianjin international airport. The ...
  • Gondrand Atege: ground-breaking ceremony for new logistics centre in Germany
    Gondrand Atege, a member of the Basel (CH)-based transport and logistics group Gondrand, is building a new logistics centre in Nordenham (DE). The official ground-breaking ceremony...
  • Balnak wants to expand activities in Turkey
    Balnak, one of the leading Turkish logistics service providers, said that it expects 100% growth in next three years. Although the global crisis has affected the logistics sec...
  • Kuehne + Nagel to deliver seasonal products to Homebase stores for Christmas launch
    Homebase, the UK's second largest home improvement retailer, has selected Kuehne + Nagel (K + N) as its principal global supply chain partner for the award winning Christmas ...
  • SDV International Logistics becomes an authorised economic operator
    SDV International Logistics was recently awarded the authorised economic operator certificate "Customs simplification/Security and safety AEO" (Full AEO Certificate No. FR0000...
  • Unifeeder opens depot for 45 ft containers
    The Danish short sea and feeder operator Unifeeder has set up a depot at Contargo Ludwigshafen (DE) for the 45 ft containers whose width has been adjusted to accommodate the m...
  • Port of Hamburg expects to handle more giant containerships
    The port of Hamburg expects to see an increase in the number of mega containerships with a capacity of more than 10,000 teu that call at the German port this year. Claudia Roller, ...
  • AeroLogic B777F makes first landing at Leipzig/Halle airport
    Arriving from a non-stop flight from the Boeing plant in Seattle, USA, the first of eight brand-new AeroLogic Boeing 777 freighters landed at Germany's Leipzig/Halle airport on 13 ...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • EU set to extend anti-piracy coverage
  • Borg pushes cold-ironing for cruise ships
  • Camillo Eitzen reports difficult quarter

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Problems ahead for GPS?
  • Earl Industries gets $10.2 million Navy awards
  • NAVSEA recruits displaced auto industry engineers
  • Ship repairer to move in at Lindø

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Port of Bellingham project nets Best Restored Beach award
  • Seattle maritime security team headed to Guantanamo Bay
  • Coast Guard responds to false use of distress flares
  • Freight transportation index falls during month of March
  • Corps warns public to stay clear of jetties

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Japan to challenge support for shipyards at OECD
    JAPAN to push for the restart of negotiations on a "new shipbuilding agreement".
  • Japan to use OECD to fight for level playing field
  • Cruiseship order slump threatens skills loss at European yards
    CONTINUING drought in orders for new cruiseships will drive vital expertise away from the sector.
  • Boxship lay-ups continue but may start to level out
    LOCH Striven in Scotland is latest lay-up destination as lines continue to remove surplus tonnage from service.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Mega-ship safety alert issued
    EUROPEAN tug owners and pilots today sounded an alert about dangers posed by ultra-large box ships
  • Ezra raises $63M from new shares
    EZRA has strengthened its capital base with a successful new share placement exercise
  • Pirate training in USSR?
    A RETIRED rear admiral of the Soviet navy reportedly admitted today that some Somali pirates had been trained at USSR naval academies
  • Boss quits at scandal-racked Klang
    PORT KLANG'S general manager has quit after being in the Malaysian post for less than a year
  • Korean steelmakers cut price
    MAJOR South Korean steel producers have announced a reduction in the price of thick-plate steel used in shipbuilding

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Rail Shippers' Lobby Geared Up
  • Porcari, Babbitt Clear Commerce Committee
  • Lawmakers Demand Armed Security on U.S. Ships
  • FedEx Upgrades Cold Chain Shipping
  • Rails to Congress: Step Back on Antitrust
  • Clean Diesel Proponents Visit Capitol Hill
  • World Trade Volume Falls 11.3 Percent
  • Delta, Air France-KLM Launch Joint Venture
  • Air France-KLM Cargo Loses $284 Million
  • BNSF Tests GE Locomotives
  • Trans-Pacific Spot Rate Hits New Low
  • Powerwave Picks CEVA Logistics
  • Hanjin Opens Busan Terminal
  • Arnold B. McKinnon Dies
  • Grand Alliance Merges Two Asian Loops

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • ICC economic survey: worse, but grounds for optimism
  • ELAA reveals scale of European downturn
  • Anti-piracy debate ends with a fudge
  • Japanese economy still under pressure
  • Hanjin expands South Korean terminal operations

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Cummings query
    Influential US congressman wants to know why US-flag vessels are being left to protect themselves.
  • Paragon flies
    After beating expectations, Paragon Shipping leads US-listed bulker owners on another day of upward movement.
  • DividEND
    John Fredriksen's Frontline to abandon shareholder payouts in the first quarter, two top analysts warn.
  • Owner to sell?
    OceanFreight's Anthony Kandylidis says the company could sell off some of its oldest bulkers to buy newer vessels.
  • Queen sale off
    DFDS says the $32m sale of the ferry Queen of Scandinavia is cancelled after buyer fails to fulfill terms.
  • ATM nearly done
    Analyst believes DryShips' may be near to wrapping up its $475m at-the-market share offering.
  • Casualty file
    Images of pirate attacks thwarted by navies dominate weekly WebTV roundup of casualty stories.
  • Delay drubbing
    Appeal judges uphold Vitol VLCC judgment after pondering futility of impossible delivery date.
  • No immunity
    Astillero Rio Santiago fails in bid to block newbuilding dispute with Schoeller group company.
  • Hosco rescues
    Chinese ship plucks five Filipino fishermen alive from life raft, two others dead and one missing.
  • Prisco survives
    Russian tanker owner sees big drop in first quarter revenues, but pushes up net earnings.
  • Bulky loss
    Croatian dry cargo player Atlantska Plovidba starts 2009 with a loss as revenues plunge.
  • Tenant for Lindo
    Marriage of convenience sees potentially homeless Fredericia shiprepairer move into AP Moller-Maersk's surplus yard facilities.
  • Eitzen still in red
    Camillo Eitzen's first quarter hurt by newbuilding cancellation charges as it posts "unsatisfactory" figures.
  • Ferries back?
    Philippine owners mulling relaunching passenger run from Tacloban following Princess of the Stars disaster last year.
  • 'Pirate' indicted
    Sole surviving suspected attacker of Maersk Alabama to fights 10-count indictment handed down in New York.
  • Going backwards
    German shipyards booked lowest number of new orders last year since 2001 as slump hit.
  • Dof gets richer
    Offshore shipowner boosts bank balance by nearly $40m following private placement involving top management.
  • Last gasp rescue
    Otto Marine grabs ten-year deals for two anchor handler newbuildings which saw owners pull out at the eleventh hour.
  • Lay-up likely
    Singapore-based Nexus still struggling to find work for its first FPSO delivery due in June.
  • Fair effort
    Oslo-listed Fairstar sees first quarter profit climb as it claims revenue is unaffected by offshore market turmoil.
  • Gain in Spain
    Danish ship supply group Wrist makes fourth acquisition in six months by snapping up Huqui-7 in Algeciras.
  • OceanFreight falls
    Greek bulker and tanker player sees first quarter profit cut in tough market, but remains cash-rich.
  • Wind changes
    Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy enters wind turbine market to fill revenue gap left by shipping slump.
  • Traders to blame
    The head of the China Iron and Steel Association has blamed speculators for the surge in China's ore imports.
  • MOL drops out
    PIL and Laurel Navigation opt to go it alone on new Middle East-India-Africa liner service.
  • Fire off S'pore
    Two crew members are missing, believed drowned after their ship caught fire off Singapore.

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American Shipperweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Economist: 4th quarter box spike won't last
  • Jade out, Tiger back in for MSC
  • Coast Guard, industry team on anti-piracy
  • WFS to handle cargo for LTU in Miami
  • Corps slashes Lakes dredging budget by 25%
  • NFTC: Kirk should progress with Pacific agreement
  • U.S., Angola seek trade expansion
  • U.S-Africa chamber urges trade deal with EU
  • GreenCarriers expands in Finland
  • Long Beach port approves reduced spending in budget
  • Hanjin opens Busan terminal
  • ATA seeks widespread injunction on L.A. truck plan

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Fredericia Shipyard moves to Lindø
    Fredericia Shipyard have signed a rental agreement with Odense Shipyard at Lindø. The company will dispose of 100,000 square meters with dock facilities and buildings comprising offices, workshops, changing rooms
  • Mærsk shipowner and CFO quits his job
    A. P. Møller-Mærsk will have to search for a new Chief Financial Officer as the present CFO, Søren Thorup S'rensen has announced that he will resign. "I have been
  • Wrist buys Spanish business
    Wrist Group made its fourth acquisition in six months by acquiring the Spanish ship chandler Huqui-7 (HQ7). The acquisition will strengthen Wrist Group's position in Algeciras, where its head
  • Torm's Q1 better than expected
    Dampskibsselskabet Torm reports a better profit in the first quarter of 2009 than expected by analysts. The profit wast USD 39.6 million compared with USD 50 million for the
  • Viking Line participates in environmental project
    Viking Line is supporting and entering into collaboration with the Helcom Baltic Sea Action Group in a campaign to save the Baltic Sea. Viking Line will make a donation to
  • Marinvest and Hempel winners in Seatrade Awards
    Göteborg-based shipowner Marinvest won the "Innovation in Ship Operations" category at the prestigious Seatrade Awards 2009. The company was rewarded for its in-house developed "take-me-home'-arrangement
  • Happy pirates in Dutch jail
    In January, the Danish frigate Absalon captured five pirates attacking the vessel Samanyolu off Somalia. Since the vessel is registered in Netherlands Antilles, the pirates were taken to Rotterdam to

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 20, 2009
  • Bunker costs hit earnings
    Another 15% to 20% increase from current levels would be 'extremely bad news'.
  • Mid-week prices mixed in North Europe
    Meanwhile, bunker prices firming in South Europe.
  • Oil prices at 6-month high on US inventory draw
    Report showing larger-than-expected declines for crude oil and gasoline.
  • Mediterranean ECA 'unlikely'
    Leading analyst says ECA would not be justified 'economically or technically'.
  • Fears raised about EU's 2010 0.1% sulphur limit
    INTERTANKO campaigning for postponement of enforcement of 'at berth' requirement.
  • Singapore bunker prices steady
    Hong Kong and Busan see prices firm.
  • Chimbusco's April bunker sales steady
    Bonded bunker sales 'have improved significantly compared to the last quarter of 2008'.
  • Chimbusco in collision exercise
    Chinese bunker supplier tests its response to maritime accident.
  • Piracy in Malacca 'can be eliminated'
    Attacks in the Strait of Malacca sharply down.
  • Tanker caught fire in Singapore waters
    Tanker stable; no oil pollution from the incident but two crew members still missing.

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