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The Business Timesweb site
JULY 24, 2009
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  • Rotterdam port expands despite drop in cargo volume
    From queuing barges and traffic jams to falling cargo volumes and quieter terminals, Rotterdam worker Johan Blinde has seen a struggle with overload at Europe's biggest port turn into a fight for business.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 24, 2009
  • Shanghai Port Group container throughput falls 17.8pc in June
  • Dalian port June throughput sets new high
  • Europe's box shipping volumes fall 20pc: ELAA
  • Stormy seas face container shipping in 2010, say analysts
  • MOL, Japanese Coast Guard stage anti-piracy drill off Okinawa
  • Tianjin port container volume up 1.9pc in first half of year
  • One-third of box ship orders are deferred
  • Singapore poll of APEC finds new optimism in trade finance
  • Canadian National quarterly profit and revenue fall 15.6pc
  • Democratic House Committee chairman demands road stimulus from now on
  • Hactl's canopies offer extra protection to HK air cargo
  • Dragonair ramps up Dhaka and Kathmandu services
  • Continental cargo declines 37.9pc, Q2 hit with US$213 million net loss
  • BAA Gatwick bidder refuses to up US$2.3 billion offer

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 24, 2009
  • Samsara Group expands Kolkata office
  • Raw sugar contracted from Brazil on way
  • Maran invites Japanese collaborations in textile sector
  • Chinese demand boosts coir exports
  • Bangla chamber asks India to lift extra levies on garment imports
  • Curbs on iron ore exports ruled out
  • US Customs brokers & forwarders assail move to hike harbour tax
  • KPT tender seeking RFQs to develop SPM off Veera draws keen interest
  • 7,000-km target beyond reach, admits Nath
  • Core sector status for warehousing can lure more investments-report
  • Ministerial panel for reserving 6 pc of bank loans to MSMEs
  • 16 FDI proposals approved
  • 53 SEZ project developers given more time
  • Contingency crop plans ready
  • Planners draw up broad terms for JVs in core sector projects
  • Ficci frowns upon move to impose dual gift tax on property transfer
  • Infra sector growth moves North
  • ICC applauds setting up of global partnership to reduce carbon footprint
  • Adi takes trip down memory lane to reveal family biz secrets
  • India-Asean CECA to play vital role in developing economies

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 22, 2009
  • Ceva Logistics increases business efficiency for E.ON.
    Ceva Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, has extended the signs and barriers operation that it manages for E.ON. The service now includes delivering s...
  • Azkar obtains quality certification for overseas processes
    Azkar, a leading Spanish logistics provider for the Iberian Peninsula and the islands, has earned a Certificate of Quality and the right to use the correspondent bra...
  • Deutsche Bahn acquisition of PCC Logistics completed
    The German railway Deutsche Bahn has taken over the PCC Logistics group, with effect from 21 July. The contract concerning the purchase of Poland's largest private freight railway ...
  • Australian government boosts Darwin port expansion
    The Australian government has committed AUD 50 million for the development of the port of Darwin, subject to the outcome of further work currently underway. The expansion project&n...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • UK's Lords want government control of ransoms
  • Yemeni forces foil tanker hijack
  • Euronav earnings down
  • Box growth at Marseilles Fos

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • USCG launches web based way to verify mariner credentials
  • Air quality grant will help Foss repower two crew boats
  • North American ECA proposal makes progress
  • Voith unveils design for multipurpose tug with 70-t bollard pull
  • Jack-Up Barge BV installs Germany's first offshore wind turbine

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Foss nets grant funds to repower crew boats
  • Crowley presents cadet with seamanship award
  • Coast Guard volunteer earns top Auxiliarist honor
  • Rental car facility project restarted at Sea-Tac Airport
  • Genco takes delivery of new Capesize vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Report backs cap-and-trade concept
    UK government report calls for the industry to be included in a cap-and-trade scheme to reduce the cost of cutting emissions.
  • Japan and Taiwan see easing in exports slide
    DECLINE sparks suggestions that Far Eastern economies are benefitting from global quantative easing.
  • Star Reefers hit by Sunway charter terminations
    COMPANY's net income tumbles as client Sunway cancels charters on five ships.
  • Newbuilding influx starts to pressure capesize spot rates
    IRON ore seaborne volumes drop while 12 new vessels compete for business this month.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • China coal imports rise 125%
    CHINA'S Bureau of Customs released figures today showing that coal imports surged by more than 125% in the first half of 2009, from the same period last year
  • FreeSeas plots bulker buy
    FREESEAS has sold 8.7M shares, raising $15.7M in gross proceeds for "the acquisition of an additional drybulk ship"
  • All ahead full for boxes
    BOX SHIPS are speeding up, a sign that the container sector is regaining momentum
  • Crew quizzed in ferry crash
    THE OFFICERS of two Swedish ferries that collided today near Stockholm harbour in thick fog are to be interviewed by police, according to local news reports
  • Japan oil imports fall 19.1%
    JAPAN'S oil imports continue to plummet as refineries and power utilities make more cuts to production, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Poland asks EC for yard delay
    POLAND applied to the EC today to extend the payment deadline for the Gdynia and Szczecin shipyards to 17 August
  • Euronav profits crash 90%
    BELGIAN shipowner Euronav has posted dismal first-half results today as net profits fell more than 90% year on year

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Emirate's Free Trade Zone Grows
  • Panama Canal Chief Sees Signs of Recovery
  • Port of Seattle Sees Busiest Month of 2009
  • Oakland Puts Off Trucks Vote
  • Trucker Vitran Turns Slim Profit
  • Low Demand Cuts TransForce Revenue
  • Short Line Traffic Rises for Week
  • Traffic Perks for Large U.S. Railroads
  • Labor, Business Call for Action on Transport Bill
  • TNT Expands Vietnam Hub
  • GATX Profit Plunges
  • Truck Maker Scania Loses $19.5 Million
  • ProLogis Revenue Falls, but Profit Grows
  • Union Pacific Profit Drops 12 Percent
  • Jaxport Cargo Drops in June
  • Hub Profit Falls 45 Percent
  • Malta Freeport Terminals Gets Large Cranes
  • UPS Profit Falls 49 Percent
  • Deutsche Post DHL Profit Plunges 71 Percent
  • Japan's Trade Surplus Makes First Gain Since 2007

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Marseilles Fos still recovering
  • Hapag sale: 'no longer taboo'
  • SAL blasts Bligh's proposed 'Swire Levy' on trade
  • Boxship hire rates remain flat
  • Ocean carriers told to back off big consortia

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Handy bulker sinks
    All crew saved after Greek-controlled handysize goes down off South Africa.
  • $150m Arctic deal
    US offshore vessel player bags $150m contract to build and operate Arctic support vessel for Shell.
  • Hong Kong sold
    Bocimar parent CMB sells fifth bulker of 2009, sees a 2008 sale cancelled, and reports plunge in second-quarter earnings.
  • ASC volume drops
    American Steamship Co sees revenues slump as North America steel mill production hit volumes.
  • Newbuilding raid
    UAE owner Halul Offshore poised to buy newbuilding pair from Atle Bergshaven's Sea4.
  • Utilisation uptick
    Technip subsea fleet utilisation rises a percentage point in the second quarter as engineering outfit's profit grows.
  • Diamond sinks
    Profits fall at US rig and drillship owner Diamond Offshore but beat Wall Street expectations.
  • Indian snub
    Shipping ministry turns down owners' demand for $2bn ship acquisition fund due to global downturn.
  • Strike in day 4
    Dockers in the ports in the Brazilian state of Bahia continue after effort to strike agreement falls flat.
  • Noble Corp beats
    Rig and drillship owner Noble Corp bests analyst estimates as deepwater day rates ticked up.
  • Sale spurs Keppel
    Singapore-listed Keppel Corp piles on second quarter profit and lifts dividend following sale of Singapore Petroleum stake.
  • BP signs
    UK giant renews shiprepair alliance with Drydocks World shipyard in Dubai.
  • Ferries clash
    Two Rederi AB Gotland vessels collide in fog at Swedish port, leaving one passenger seriously injured.
  • Frank eyes coal
    Depressed bulker values could see Sergey Frank-led Russian tanker giant make move in coal segment.
  • Offshore optimist
    Siem Offshore paints a brighter picture for the market after currency exchanges help lift second quarter profit.
  • CSIC to list
    Shanghai could get new public yard group as China Shipbuilding Industry Corp plans IPO.
  • At last
    Korea's HHI signs for first new ships since last October - patrol vessels for national coast guard.
  • Target 2010
    Azerbaijan wants work on its new Caspian Sea tanker shipyard to start next year.
  • All Leisure loses
    UK cruiseship owner sinks to small loss in first half but may be in the hunt for more tonnage.
  • Time to scrub
    Exhaust gas cleaning body EGCSA wins IMO backing for widespread use of new technology.
  • PGS Impaired
    Jon Erik Reinhardsen-led firm warns of further newbuilding strife as second quarter profit slumps.
  • FreeSeas to buy
    Ion Varouxakis-led bulker owner to dip into S&P market once it has raised $16m through offering.
  • Russian leak
    Hydraulics problem leads to small oil spill from tanker in Azov Sea.
  • No more cuts
    Finish engine builder Wartsila says it has no further plans for cuts.
  • Long wait
    It could be 2011 before container line Hapag-Lloyd makes a profit again, according to company sources.
  • What a waste!
    China's commercial capital will see more boxships under Shanghai government plans to containerize household waste.
  • One way traffic
    A row between coal miners and power companies in China continues to keep importers happy.
  • QM2 breaks free
    Cunard cruiseship drifts away from quayside in Belgium in strong winds.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Evergreen details rate hike on cargo from Asia
  • CSAV Norasia adds new, revised services
  • Zim swaps Seville for Cadiz on Spanish feeder
  • UPS reports 49% drop in profit
  • Deutsche Post DHL reports 71% drop in profit
  • Profits take a beating
  • UP reports 12% profit dip
  • Hub: Earnings off 45%, but still "respectable"
  • Senate committees advance highway extension, funding
  • Industry warns looming "green trade war"
  • Congressman eyes sanctions of fuel shippers to Iran
  • DHS issues progress report
  • Oakland port approves AMB intermodal development talks
  • Marseilles first half box throughput up marginally
  • Study: Deregulation bad for port trucking industry

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 23, 2009
  • Crude prices remain mired in the $64-66 range
    July and August typically exhibit a moribund trading pattern.
  • Prices firm in Northern Europe
    Crude showing gains of more than a dollar on NYMEX.
  • Historic meeting discusses bunker pollution threat
    Gibraltar and Algeciras to work on joint response to bunker spills.
  • Durban buoyed by 'piracy effect'
    But rising bunker prices and reduced piracy threat may reverse trend for ships choosing African route over Suez.
  • Asian bunker prices climbing
    Avails tight at key ports.
  • Chimbusco to 'grab market share'
    Infrastructure improvements will 'help supplier to cut costs'.
  • Mexico hints at joining ECA
    Expects to become part of North American ECA 'very soon'.
  • Shipping 'ready for widespread' use of exhaust gas cleaning
    Scrubber manufacturers need to 'build industry's confidence' in abatement technology.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks stay at 7-month low
    Middle distillates inventory fall to a two-month low.
  • India bunkering terminal proceeds in Kochi
    Feasibility study completed; project scheduled for completion in 2011.
  • Sinopec HK leases Southernpec VLCC capacity
    To trade fuel oil cargoes from the floating storage anchored in Malaysian waters.
  • Essar Oil expanding refining capacity
    Borrowing close to $1 billion to fund expansion.
  • OPEC earnings top $1 trillion
    Higher exports and oil prices in 2008 help lift earnings.
  • Euronav blames bunker costs for 39% profit dip
    Bunker prices have climbed sharply since the end of the first quarter.

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