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The Business Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2009
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  • World Cup fans to stay in cruise liners
    South Africa, short of accommodation for nearly half a million fans expected to flock to next year's soccer World Cup, plans to use cruise liners as floating hotels.
  • Tanker charter rates fall as demand slows ahead of public holidays
    Rates to ship two million-barrel cargoes of Middle East oil to Asia, the world's busiest route for supertankers, dropped for a fourth session in London as demand waned.
  • NZ shipping on alert for icebergs
    Ships are on alert and maritime authorities are monitoring the movements of hundreds of menacing icebergs drifting towards New Zealand in the southern Pacific Ocean, officials said.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2009
  • Teamsters threaten Canadian National rail strike November 28
  • German shipowners drop state aid plea - 'too many questions'
  • Matson to raise rates and terminal handling charges
  • Maersk Line revises east coast South America loops
  • APL and Maersk gain funding to pay for new ships
  • Fujian ports container volume falls 6.6 pc in first 10 months
  • Shangdong volume up 11pc, but boxes down 2.7pc in first 10 months
  • Tax and garment trade volume increases at Canton Fair
  • Federal Malaysia urged to dredge Penang's north channel
  • St Petersburg's Fourth Stevedoring Company receives new STS cranes
  • Long Beach, China Merchants sign environmental accord
  • London Shipping Law Centre readies for more action in the downturn
  • Indonesia's Batavia Air flies to Changi Airport
  • Probe finds bellyhold cargo still vulnerable to terrorists
  • Changi Airport Group to launch new stimulus initiative

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2009
  • Coastal shipping to be off bounds for foreign operators
  • Aden transit sends shivers down seafarers' spines
  • Summit comes to grips with post-GST scenario
  • PEC issues tender to import soya oil
  • Philippines invites pharma cos to form JVs
  • India ready for talks on FTA with US-PM
  • India-China trade gap widensk
  • JNPT stall at IITF 2009 proves to be a major draw
  • Stir affects work at Haldia Dock's Berth 12
  • 'Search & seize' provision in proposed DTC alarms gems & jewellery sector
  • LS passes Rubber Development Fund Bill
  • Maran rules out cotton export ban
  • DTAA talks with Swiss make headway
  • IFFCO bags 1st dotCoop Global Award for Cooperative Excellence
  • RBI Governor banking on banks to sustain growth momentum

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2009
  • CKYH Alliance to adopt seasonal adjustment programme in Asia'North America trade
    The CKYH Alliance (Coscon, K-Line, Yang Ming and Hanjin Shipping) is adopting a seasonal adjustment programme in the Asia'North America trade at the end of November....
  • IRU honours 1,373 drivers from 27 countries
    The International Road Transport Union (IRU) awarded honorary diplomas to 1,373 professional drivers from 27 countries at its autumn meeting to acknowledge their many years of achi...
  • William J. Logue named president of FedEx Freight
    William J. Logue has been appointed as president of FedEx Freight Corp, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp and a leading provider of regional and long-haul less-than-trucklo...
  • FM Logistic is well on course
    FM Logistics (formerly known as Faure & Machet), based in Phalsbourg (France), has announced its final figures for the 2008/2009 business year, which ended on 31 March. The company...
  • Vopak NV sells Swiss tank storage complex
    Royal Vopak (Vopak) has sold its tank terminal in Basel (Switzerland) to Fluvia Holding BV and North Sea Petroleum Holding BV (NSPH). The parties agreed not to reveal the tran...
  • Ceva Logistics wins Embraer contract
    The global logistics service provider Ceva Logistics, based in Hoofddorp (Netherlands), has signed a three-year contract with Embraer, the Brazilian jet manufac...
  • New ice protection system reduces danger on the roads
    Snow and rain tend to form dangerous plates of ice on canvas covers, and require a lot of effort to remove. A new semi-automatic ice protection system developed by the Ge...
  • Russian container traffic levels still low
    The volume of container traffic in Russia's rail sector in the first ten months of 2009 was 23% below that of the same period last year. There is still no real sign of improvement....
  • Miami airport welcomes Finnair's seasonal service to Helsinki
    The Finnish carrier Finnair launched a weekly passenger and cargo connection between Miami FL (USA) and Helsinki (Finland) on 23 November. The direct flight, which is ser...
  • Delta wants to offer financial assistance to JAL
    The US company Delta Air Lines and other SkyTeam alliance members want to entice Japan Airlines (JAL) away from the one world alliance by offering a cash injection to sho...
  • Cargofresh declares insolvency
    Cargofresh AG, a subsidiary of Ahrensburg (Germany)-based Cargofresh Engineering GmbH, has declared insolvency due to lack of financial resources. "Customers have delayed orde...
  • ThyssenKrupp to sell Greek shipyard
    ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems, having disposed of its German shipyards, has started negotiations with the Greek government to sell off its subsidiary Hellenic Shipyards (HSY). T...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • Warships can "raise tension"
  • Box ports fare better than the lines
  • Swedish minster tell shipping to cut emissions by 20%
  • Owners "should check distances"

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • CMA CGM nears debt restructuring deal
    Confusion over reports investors had joined bankers at a meeting at the French finance ministry.
  • CMA CGM tight-lipped over talk of Thales man taking helm
  • Borg replaced as Maltese commissioner
    Joe Borg replaced in Brussels by John Dalli.
  • Dubai World in debt freeze plea
    Call unlikely to see restructuring at DP World ports chain but impact on P&O Ferries business still unclear.
  • Class role weakened, says Barbados registrar
    Burden forced back on to flag states.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • China accused of pipe dumping
    CHINA's steel industry is guilty of dumping seamless and alloy steel pipes into the US, the US Commerce Department has found
  • EC energy portfolio up for grabs
    NEW members from Eastern Europe are vying for the EU's energy portfolio, as big guns France and Germany withdraw interest, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Gaddafi, the pirate mediator?
    LIBYA'S leader Muammar Gaddafi has reportedly offered to step in to mediate with pirates holding two dozen Ukrainian seafarers hostage off Somalia
  • Piracy cover to be clarified
    PIRACY cover will be further consolidated under war risk in the 2010 edition of the Norwegian Marine Insurance Plan, according to marine insurer Gard
  • Rotterdam expands anchorage
    ROTTERDAM has reportedly expanded its anchorage area to cope with increasing demand
  • Sonangol told to open books
    SONANGOL, Angola's government-run oil company, will be forced to open its books if it wants a $1.4Bn loan from the IMF
  • Bilbao price snarl settled
    BILBAO ship agents and trucker groups settled a price dispute today, halting a week of strikes that had stymied trade at the Basque port

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • DP World Not Involved in Dubai World Troubles
  • Zim Loss Grows to $208 Million
  • Private Investors Join CMA CGM Talks

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • Panalpina wins 100% of Brazilian plant logistics deal
  • DP World 'not included' in Dubai World restructure
  • Obama to attend COP15 with a 'pledge'
  • Last ditch talks to avert CN strike
  • DP World Callao and Maersk ink deal

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • Sardinian soiree
    Nikitin and Skarga sealed charter details while on holiday in Sardinia, Sovcomflot trial is told.
  • Proud run over?
    Frontline to turn in its first quarterly loss since the third period of 2002, analysts suggest.
  • Financial hit
    Sovcomflot trial hears that Yuri Nikitin had a lot riding on sale of ships to Primal Tankers.
  • Named, shamed
    Cockroaches in the galley and non-flushing toilets among deficiencies found on five ships detained in UK in October.
  • Terra firma
    Eitzen Chemical finally puts a lid on huge restructuring effort which dates back seven months.
  • Double vision
    Following its "merger" with Clipper, Nordic Tankers wants to double its fleet to 150 vessels, chairman Klaus Kjaerulff says.
  • Ariana 'not free'
    Widely-reported release of Greek bulker and crew held for seven months premature, TradeWinds told.
  • 'No negotiating'
    Greek shipping minister Louka Katseli says 'no' to ransoms for hijacked Greek ships.
  • Clarksons' tribute
    London-based firm pays its compliments to shipbroker and director Jon Marshall who died this week.
  • Katseli positive
    Under-fire Greek shipping minister "understands fully" shipowners' fears about recent ministerial changes.
  • Smiti attacked
    Essar Shipping confirms TradeWinds report of pirate attack on VLCC but keeps mum on damage.
  • 'Super slow'
    Zim applies the brakes on two key routes in a money saving move which will employ two more vessels.
  • Irrational
    Malaysian exporters protest against "rationalisation" of port services, as box operations shift from Johor to PTP.
  • Tanker titan
    Klaus Kjaerulff's Nordic Tankers picks up a chunk of Clipper's chemical tanker operation boosting its fleet to over 70 ships.
  • Israel's loss
    Container line Zim's holding company, Israel Corp, controlled by the Ofer family, plunges to third quarter loss.
  • Boxship under fire
    Hijack fears as pirate attack "ongoing" off Somalia while Essar VLCC escapes and Greek Navy "neutralises" suspects.
  • Mist missed
    Accident report highlights complacency on Jo Tankers vessel as vapours overcome two crewmen.
  • Coal conundrum
    China's appetite for imported coal has taken a number of leading industry players by surprise.
  • HUBLine hobbled
    Malaysian owner's annual profit cut to just $273,000 as boxship and bulker markets take a dive.
  • Losses mount
    Struggling Malaysian tanker owner Nepline records zero revenues after ship seizures, but deficit increases.
  • Relief for Eitzen
    Terje Askvig-led Eitzen Chemical agrees debt amendments with bank as 2014 maturity date set.
  • Torm confirms
    Danish tanker specialist left with three bulkers as it sells panamax Torm Rotna for $9m profit.
  • EOC inks India gig
    Singapore offshore player agrees deal with British independent oil company for vessel charter.
  • Mixed at Marco
    Singapore owner and yard group sees fourth quarter profits almost double, but full-year profits down 10%.
  • Imarex improves
    Third-quarter profit up at Herman Michelet-led paper trader as large financial gain covers drop in revenues.
  • Tanjung tumbles
    Continued troubles at UK subsidiary push Malaysian offshore vessel operator to third quarter loss.

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • Thome wants cadets to be mandatory
    Despite the economic downturn there is still a shortage of senior officers, in some sectors more than others. Some owners have cut down on cadets to save money, something Singapore Read more
  • DFDS takes ro-ro out of service and lays off 20 seafarers
    DFDS Tor Line will take the ro-ro ship Tor Anglia out of service and sell it. 20 seafarers will therefore be laid off in the coming months. The DFDS Read more
  • EU force disarmed suspected pirates
    On November 25, the Greek EU-Navfor warship HS Adrias disarmed a suspected pirate attack group of nine men, some 60 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles. The day before Read more
  • Norwegian owner buys Saxo
    The Norwegian company Hav Bulk K/S A/S bought the Danish coaster Saxo at an auction. Hav Bulk offered around DKK 1.5 million plus another DKK 600,000 in Read more
  • Ten years since Sleipner disaster
    Ten years ago the catamaran ferry M/S Sleipner sank off Haugesund, Norway. 16 people died while 69 were rescued. On November 26, 1999, the Sleipner left Haugesund on route Read more
  • Arctic Sea discharges in Algeria ' after four months
    In the morning hours of November 26 the cargo vessel Arctic Sea discharged its timber cargo at the Algerian Port of B'ja'a, reports the Russian news agency Ria Novosti. The Read more
  • Full repair for Full City
    Full City will be fully repaired at Cityvarvet in G'teborg. The Chinese vessel caused an oil catastrophe on the Norwegian south coast this summer when it hit a rock after

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2009
  • Prices mixed in Europe
    Rotterdam players report quiet market.
  • Fujairah prices firm
    Public holiday in Fujairah and on US oil markets.
  • Norwegian supplier takes delivery of new tanker
    Vessel is first of two sister ships ordered from Russian yard.
  • New supplier in north-east Africa
    Vinergy Djibouti International ready to start operations.
  • Fuel oil stocks at record high
    Imports outpace bunker demand.
  • Singapore market sees strongest gains this week
    Prices climb against background of thin demand.
  • New appointment at Global Vision
    Position to 'enhance' company's strategic development.
  • Indian refiner delays shutdown
    Upgreade will begin at the end of December.
  • Supplier claims 'largest-ever' bunker stem in Mumbai
    Refiner also selling bonded bunker product at JNPT.
  • December fuel oil volumes to Asia steady
    Traders say market is becoming oversupplied.

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