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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 22, 2009
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  • More pain for freight lines
    UNCERTAINTY over the pace of world economic recovery and fleet oversupply are set to dog the sea freight container sector into 2010, spelling more pain for ship companies carrying manufactured goods.
  • Ex-boss took fees from rival: Zim
    ZIM Integrated Shipping is suing its former area president for Asia for allegedly breaching his contractual and fiduciary duties by taking consultancy fees from a competitor, accepting an US$80,000 loan and failing to disclose rebates paid back by a Malaysian port.
  • China bunker market set to double in a few years
    China's marine fuel market looks poised to double in size in the next few years to become Asia's second largest, but it will be cold comfort for traders watching dwindling demand for similar quality fuel oil from the power sector.
  • Outlook for LNG bright despite slump
  • Foreign firms eyeing US rail plans
Strait Talk
  • S'pore invention makes waves
    IT IS not often that I spend part of my weekend reading articles on keeping saltwater fish. In fact, it is unlikely to happen again. But I discovered an online aquatic journal that told me everything I needed to know about calcium in seawater.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 22, 2009
  • Talks stall as TUI demands equity for its Hapag bailout money
  • CMA CGM 'confirms' peak season surcharge from August 1
  • Yang Ming hikes Asia-US rate US$400/TEU, $500/FEU on August 10
  • Maximum 10 months jail for Cosco Busan pilot in Bay Area spill
  • Kerry EAS to set up base at Shanghai's Yangshan Bonded Port Area
  • Bucking global trend, India's port volume up 8.6pc in June
  • Customs brokers, forwarders blast US harbour tax hike bill
  • Liberian ship master pleads guilty to criminal marine species pollution
  • 90 UK hazardous waste containers in Brazil to be retrieved
  • US container association members' data base counteracts fraud
  • CEO Kenny Tang steps down, James Tong steps up at Dragonair
  • Russia's AirBridgeCargo launches 747 Frankfurt-Kabul weekly flights
  • 'Green sprout' Memphis airport's cargo increases 1.5pc in June
  • Canada's Cargojet buys all Prince Edward Air for US$898,109

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 22, 2009
  • GAC named 'Best Perishables Logistics Provider' at Middle East Awards function
  • Dolphin Offshore looking for partner to undertake shipyard project at Jafrabad
  • CMA CGM to apply PSS on Asia-Europe trade
  • Clearship appoints S. Venkatraman as V-P of airfreight div.
  • Newly-christened m.v. OOCL Brisbane to be deployed on Asia-Australia route
  • CII inks MoU with Swiss chamber for skill development
  • CII to lead 'buying mission' to Michigan
  • Massive pile-up of essential commodities at Kolkata Port
  • L&T sharpens focus on port & shipyard projects
  • NH diversions push up road freight rates
  • Ficci opposes MAT rate hike
  • FIIs put in $ 6.18 bn in 2009, says SEBI
  • More realistic consumer price index likely from next year-end
  • DEPB scheme may stay till March 2010
  • 4-day jewellery fair in Jaipur opens on Friday
  • More Indian companies keen on acquisitions in Netherlands
  • Kamlesh Shah re-elected President of Exim Club, Vadodara
  • Budget analysed threadbare
  • High-level Manitoba trade team seeks closer ties with India

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 20, 2009
  • DB Schenker now active directly in Egyptian market
    The German service provider DB Schenker established a foothold in Egypt through its participation in a joint venture (JV), with effect from the beginning of July. The JV was f...
  • Wincanton Fenthols augments capacities
    Wincanton Fenthols, a 50% participation of Wincanton GmbH in Fenthol & Sandtmann GmbH, has extended its premises in Hamburg-Billwerder (Germany) by building an around EUR 18.5 mill...
  • QCS'Quick Cargo Service posts record results
    The Frankfurt (Germany)-based sea and airfreight forwarder QCS'Quick Cargo Service GmbH reported a turnover of EUR 39.8 million in its last financial year. This equates to an incre...
  • DHL expands in New Zealand
    The German service provider DHL has invested USD 8.8 million in a new 11,600 sqm facility in Westney Industry Park, adjacent to the Auckland international airport (New Zealand). Th...
  • Russian Railway and Deutsche Bahn create international logistics centre
    The CEO of Russian Railways (RZD) Vladimir Yakunin and the chairman of the board of Deutsche Bahn, Ruediger Grube, recently signed a general agreement on the creation of an ed...

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • U.K. gives naval shipbuilder BVT a 15-year deal
  • Blount Boats delivers Fire Island Belle
  • Windfloat project moves ahead
  • MAN Diesel offers turbocharger cut out system

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • Confusion over Brussels scrapping policy
    TOP official denies European Commission working on plans to allow state subsidies for owners.
  • Tirrenia action plan revealed
    ITALY'S shipowners have presented the government with a 10-point plan.
  • Gulf of Mexico rig owners face insurance costs rise
    RIG and offshore platform owners face escalating insurance costs as they enter the US windstorm season.
  • Goodyear walks away from Temasek role
    CHIP Goodyear will not become chief executive due to "differences regarding certain strategic issues".

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • Eastwind tankers liquidated
    A judge today approved foreclosures by Tokyo Star Bank on five product tankers previously operated by Eastwind, which filed for Chapter 7 liquidation last month
  • Tanker gloom gains 'magnitude'
    TANKER company losses in 2Q09 could be of a "surprising magnitude", JP Morgan analyst Jonathan Chappell warned today
  • UK unveils mega, new port
    THE UK is planning to build a '400M port, set to be one of the busiest in the UK, at Salford near Manchester
  • Hanjin raises Atlantic rates
    HANJIN Shipping today announced rate increases for trans-Atlantic trades, effective 1 September
  • Study ties deaths to ship fumes
    A STUDY has argued that sulphur emissions from ships could cause tens of thousands of premature deaths each year from 2012
  • Siberian oil given tax break
    RUSSIAN Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered special export duty relief for crude produced in 13 fields in Eastern Siberia
  • Carnival shuffles UK managers
    A REALIGNED management and board structure has been unveiled for Carnival UK, including a new boss for Cunard Line

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • TSA Rule Equalizes Penalty Procedures
  • Senate Panel Proposes HTF Replenishment
  • Texas Pilots Settle for 5 Percent Tariff Hike
  • Shipyards Agree to Massive Delays
  • YRC Launches 'Home Delivery'
  • Volvo Group Loses $725 Million
  • FedEx Expands Hybrid-Electric Fleet
  • C.H. Robinson Buys Walker Logistics Overseas
  • Barge Maker to Cut Jobs
  • Volvo Rolls Out 2010 Truck
  • Intermarine Receives Third New E-Class Ship
  • Port of Tampa to Tear Down Warehouse
  • New Report Says Europe Box Trade Fell 20 Percent
  • Werner Revenue, Profit Drop 30 Percent
  • Virginia Closes 18 Highway Rest Stops
  • Central States Pension Fund Drops YRC Worldwide
  • CN Profit Falls 16 Percent
  • Forward Air Profit Falls 77 Percent
  • Diesel Drops 4.6 Cents to $2.496
  • Hanjin to Raise Atlantic Rates, Add Surcharge
  • Volga-Dnepr Volume Falls 5 Percent

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • European trade still sick, but may be on the mend
  • DP World sets Vietnam date
  • Somali pirates: crew death-threat
  • TT Club backs Rotterdam Rules

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • OK for Ofer
    Judge signs off on plan to allow Nordea to sell Eastwind Maritime vessels to Sammy Ofer's Samama.
  • Double whammy
    Dry-cargo market faces double trouble if Chinese imports dwindle, analyst warns.
  • $14m payout
    US Shipping Partners reports details of settlement with Blackstone Group over Nassco products tanker series.
  • Ex-Tawe sold
    Renamed Taviland, Argentine-controlled handymax involved in high-profile grounding sells for $7.9m with bottom damage repaired.
  • Casualty file
    Weekly roundup revisits general cargoship sinkings off India and Turkey's Black Sea coast.
  • Tidewater 4 freed
    Dean Taylor confirms release of four Sil Tide crew members after months as hostages in Cameroon.
  • Tanker trio upped
    JP Morgan lifts ratings on three tanker owners but cuts sector's profit forecasts and downgrades two others.
  • Delaying tactics
    One in three boxship newbuildings has been pushed back as a result of the market crash, says Alphaliner.
  • Shreyas in red
    Indian feedership owner starts the year with a loss as revenues dive and disposal gains stay away.
  • Tanker attacked
    Yemeni forces open fire on Somali pirates trying to hijack vessel en route from Aden port.
  • Petrobras bags rig
    In deal worth as much as $1.45bn, Brazilian oil company takes Transocean semi-submersible for three years with options for five more.
  • Revenue dives
    Singapore's Neptune Orient Lines sees near 30% drop in average revenue per FEU in June.
  • TOO waives
    Teekay offshore spin-off pushes back the dates by which it can acquire tonnage from parent.
  • Growing again
    Indian offshore shipping player Garware boosts first quarter profit as revenues soar.
  • Handysize leader
    Japanese owners have the largest number of handysize bulkers on order according to broker BRS.
  • Pirates nabbed
    Five detained but one escapes as crew of tanker tied up and robbed off Malaysia.
  • Aegean adds one
    Greek group continues to plunder the second hand market with $25.5m tanker buy.
  • Take three
    STX Pan Ocean is looking to issue more bonds to raise its cash holdings.
  • Nigeria race row
    NLNG apologies after five non-black MPs refused access to Bonny Island ferry over 'security risk'.
  • Esco eroded
    Tschudi-owned Estonian multipurpose player sees 2008 profit chopped 67%.
  • A new hope?
    Owners' appetite for newbuildings is returning as the gap between new and second hand ship prices closes, Clarkson says.
  • Gladstone stays
    Australian state of Queensland rules out disposal of port as it lines up fundraising asset sale.
  • Sellers beware
    Shipowners warned against doing deals with new entrants into vessel demolition market.
  • Ro-ro held
    Dutch-operated vessel detained in Sheerness, UK, with 27 deficiencies.
  • Hanjin to up rates
    Hanjin Shipping is planning another rate restoration for its Trans-Atlantic trade from September.
  • FSL pays up
    Singapore's First Ship Lease Trust is maintaining the dividend payout for the second quarter.
  • Malaysian move
    Dutch group Vopak to develop new VLCC and products tanker terminal at Pengerang in Johor.
  • SNO bags 10
    Romanian shipbuilder Santierul Naval Orsova has signed 10 newbuilding deals worth $20m with Dutch and German companies.
  • Tug death
    Sampan passenger dies after collision involving tug that was towing a barge in Macau.
  • Ferry crashes
    Passengers wait 20 hours on Algerian ship after it smashes into dock at Alicante, Spain.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • TT Club supports Rotterdam Rules
  • Hanjin raises transatlantic rates, surcharge
  • CMA CGM to apply Asia-to-Europe peak season surcharge
  • Cargoitalia receives Italian operator approval
  • CN Railway reports lower earnings, signs of recovery
  • U.S. Chamber backs Oberstar on transport bill
  • AMB frontrunner for Oakland intermodal project
  • GT Nexus offers low-cost ISF option
  • Evans Network makes senior appointments
  • C.H. Robinson acquires European forwarder
  • Oakland to vote to ask for truck regulatory exemption
  • New board members for Port of Wilmington, Del.
  • PMSA asks Long Beach for relief from port charges

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 21, 2009
  • Australia: Agreement needed on market-based instruments 'by 2011'
    MEPC chairman encourages delegates to be pro-active to reduce GHG emissions.
  • Threat to blending operations 'lifted'
    Intervention at IMO prevents 'potentially devastating ban' on blending at sea.
  • Prices soften in North Europe
    Meanwhile, markets continuing to firm in South Europe.
  • Bunker surcharges climbing
    Hanjin adding fuel surcharge on its Europe-South America service.
  • Fuel oil sampling guidelines adopted
    IMO 'invites Governments to apply the Guidelines' when revised MARPOL Annex VI enters into force.
  • Indian terminal project moving ahead
    Rail bridge almost complete, plans for bunker terminal.
  • ISO comes under fire at IMO
    Suggested marine fuel specification fails to satisfy MEPC.
  • APL's revenue still falling
    But one operator reports 'strong market conditions' on Asia-Europe trade.
  • Bunker prices ease in most Asian ports
    Japanese players say Tokyo market is 'extremely tight'.
  • Another Korean shipping firm files for receivership
    TPC Korea is the third shipping company to make a bankruptcy filing in recent months.
  • Bunker trader named as unsecured Eastwind creditor
    US-based Asamar Bunkers has claim for $12.5 million.
  • Vopak signs up for Malaysian storage project
    Royal Vopak in joint feasibility study for new oil products storage terminal in southern Malaysia.

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