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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
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  • APL vessel is the first to call on Pusan Newport terminal
    The Pusan Newport International Terminal (PNIT) in South Korea has started commercial operations with the call of its first vessel, APL Spinel.
  • Mitsui OSK net at 10b yen on better economy
    Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd, operator of the world's largest merchant fleet, said that profit was double its forecast, citing an improvement in the global economy. The shares gained the most in more than three weeks.
  • New rule cuts ship pollution around US, Canada
    A United Nations agency that regulates the international shipping industry adopted a plan last week to dramatically reduce air pollution from ships that sail within 200 nautical miles of the US and Canadian coasts.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Shenzhen freight volume up 21.6 pc in first two months
  • Shandong's Longkou port January-February volume doubles
  • Maersk to issue refunds for on-time cargo, fines for no-shows
  • WTO forecasts 9.5pc growth in world trade this year
  • China to invest US$8.7 billion in Bangladesh ports
  • Russia's TransContainer tests containers for grain movement
  • Singapore finalises plan to cut maritime injuries
  • Puget Sound port chiefs outline plan to increase US exports
  • Hong Kong No 2, in cargo, Beijing trumps O'Hare in passengers
  • New Guangzhou-Kaohsiung service launched
  • Nippon Cargo to use Envirotainers for pharmaceuticals

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Angel Maritime & WSA Lines International announce strategic alliance in India
  • Seatrade institutes special seafarer award
  • PM graces Maritime Week meet
  • INTTRA on expansion mode in Asia
  • Marauding pirates handled with kid gloves, fed & warned off!
  • MISC launches EIS service
  • Welgrow Line/Clarion Logistics opens branch in Ludhiana
  • New growth centres in Asia, LatAm, Africa & Oceania seen presenting immense market possibilities
  • Crude oil imports maintain flow
  • Japan signs pact to provide more credit to 6 infra projects
  • MMTC invites bids to import pulses
  • Captive berths for private companies on MoS' radar
  • KPT stall proves to be major draw at Cargo shop expo
  • Pranab, Mukul Roy attend meet on issues facing Kolkata Port & Haldia Dock
  • Service tax on rail freight deferred by 3 months
  • Fieo seeks fixed exchange rate for better competitiveness
  • More time to buy back FCCBs
  • Garment export industry sees bleak days ahead
  • 23 FDI proposals cleared
  • Meet on Letter of Credit on Sat.
  • WTO projects 9.5 pc growth in world trade this year

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 30, 2010
  • Maersk Line adds direct South Vietnam call with largest vessel to date
    Maersk Line will adjust its Trans-Pacific 6 service (TP6) to add a direct, all-water call from South Vietnam to the US west coast. The direct TP6 call will make Maersk Line th...
  • Rickmers Maritime Trust: Auditor doubts ability to meet more than USD 1 billion in commitments, liabilities
    An independent auditor expressed significant doubt over whether Rickmers Maritime Trust can continue. The Singapore-based charter containership owner's share price plunged by over ...
  • Kuehne + Nagel manages national distribution for Continental Tyres in Thailand
    Kuehne + Nagel Thailand has concluded a new contract with Continental Tyres (Thailand) Co Ltd, underlining its capabilities in providing integrated logistics services tailored to t...
  • Pacorini to expand presence in Rotterdam
    Pacorini, a stevedoring and warehousing company based in Italy that opened a branch in Rotterdam (Netherlands) in 2005, plans to expand its premises in the...
  • Poste Italiane boosts turnover and profits in 2009
    The Italian mail service provider Poste Italiane, which is traded on the stock exchange, did well last year. Sales rose by 12.6%, from EUR 17.9 billion to EUR 20.1 billion. The net...
  • Lagermax AED has third branch office in Romania
    Die Lagermax AED Romania SRL, a subsidiary of the Salzburg-based Austrian forwarder Lagermax, recently expanded its network in Romania. A third branch office was opened in Sat...
  • APMT introduces standardization of terminal construction and equipment
    "Customers are looking for simplified, reliable and cost-effective service to compete in the market. Our terminal design, development and procurement must reflect this," ...
  • Serbia to lure investors for national carrier
    The Serbian government is looking at ways to make the country's money-losing flag carrier Jat Airways more attractive to investors, according to prime minister Mirko Cvet...
  • Kuban Airlines to launch first link between Krasnodar and Kiev
    Kuban Airlines, based in the southern Russian city of Krasnodar, plans to start twice weekly flights between Krasnodar and Kiev (Ukraine) - the first such link between the two...

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Administration to open up new areas for offshore drilling
  • Foss attains environmental mlestone

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Port of Everett panel selects Hale Architects for Collins review
  • Northcoast Yachts launches new vessel at Port of Tacoma
  • Carriers plan to offer new East Africa service
  • Trade between NAFTA partners jumps during month of January
  • President Obama taps Sanchez as new Commerce Under Secretary

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Norwegian owners angered over government tax loophole
    Despite Supreme Court decision, Norwegian government still threatening to make owners pay back-tax
  • AdF rebukes French court over Erika judgement
    Owners' body expresses 'consternation' at court's decision to base judgement on 1983 French anti-pollution legislation rather than the...
  • Speculation mounts over CMA CGM Qatar loan link
    Qatar Investment Authority said to be offering French container shipping group $1bn 'super-senior' debt
  • EU Navfor optimistic over prison terms for pirates
    Seventy-seven pirates have been sent for prosecution by European Union Navfor forces since December 2008
  • Italian bank joins queue for Mariano Lauro cash
    Claims $10m outstanding on mortgage

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Will Erika ruling stretch?
    IT REMAINED unclear today whether yesterday's French ruling in the Erika oil spill would mean wider environmental damage awards
  • Ultrapetrol slips but widens scope
    MIXED-fleet operator Ultrapetrol suffered across-the-board losses in its latest quarter, yet it has entered another sector: container ships
  • Seafarers jumped to safety
    DRAMATIC details emerged today on how five seafarers jumped from the reefer ship Kea as the vessel sank ' and three were rescued from the storm waves
  • Maersk plans to exit Algeciras
    MAERSK Line plans in May to move its operations from Algeciras to Tangiers-Med in Morocco, Anders Kjeldsen, managing director of APM Terminals, told Fairplay today
  • Norden profits plummet
    DENMARK'S bulker and tanker operator Norden said today its profits plummeted by more than two-thirds in 2009

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Spike in Truck Demand Forecast for 2011
  • West Coast Ports Emphasize Competitive Edge
  • ABX Strikes New DHL Deal
  • FRA to Grant $115 Million for Rail Construction
  • Congress Sets Harbor Trucking Hearing
  • Kerry Logistics Opens Central Vietnam Hub
  • Factory Orders Gain Slightly in February
  • DOT Stimulus Payouts Hit $10 Billion
  • Trucker Knight Eyes Major Acquisition
  • DOT Proposes Rule Banning Truck Driver Texting
  • UK Rail Strike Threatens Container Shipments
  • Stevedore HHLA Profit Slumps 55 Percent

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Maersk Line to trial no show fees
  • DB Schenker's 2009 struggle
  • CN Rail goes green

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • TBS lands loan waivers
    Joseph Royce-led bulker outfit TBS International bags 30-day waiver extensions on loan covenants.
  • Fifty-two headed to breakers
    Marad sets ambitious timeline for removal of the Suisun Bay "ghost fleet" from California's coast.
  • Tidewater bags AHTS
    NYSE-listed offshore giant splashes $9m on anchor handler destined for the West Coast of Africa.
  • Ofer loses $8m claim
    Bank gets to keep windfall tax profit on leased capesize bulker that soared in value.
  • Deadly Tornado strikes FCP
    Port operations freeze following freak storm that rocked the Freeport Container Port in the Bahamas.
  • Ultrapetrol bags boxship
    Felipe Menendez-led shipping outfit eyes position in South American containership sector.
  • Houston court hunts Hanjin
    Port pleads with judge to seize Greek bulker involved in alleged incident with South Korean shipping giant.
  • Alexander heads the charge
    Crude Carriers first VLCC newbuilding Alexander the Great fixed to Shell on run out of the Persian Gulf.
  • SSI chief faces jail
    Judge warns he may imprison marine separator company chief over technical drawing cover up.
  • Korean tanker under attack
    Hijacking attempt on South Korean ship DL Cosmos said to be "ongoing" off Somalia.
  • Scorpio hit by debut drop
    Italian tanker owner follows the lead of Baltic Trading and Crude Carriers as share dips in wake of stunted IPO.
  • Saaremaa selling veteran ferries
    Estonian owner finds buyer for one vessel, but has five more up for grabs as newbuildings arrive.
  • All over bar the waiting
    "Rollercoaster" corruption trial ends in London with sale-and-leaseback deals getting a final onceover.
  • Lindo to chop back again
    AP Moller-Maersk ready to make another 400 workers redundant as it winds down shipyard.
  • Iron awe as swaps surge
    Iron ore derivatives trade booming after shift from annual pricing.
  • Taigeta in 'bad situation'
    Latvian owner's tug yet to arrive as wind-lashed ship runs out of fuel and stalls off UK.
  • Seven catch scrapping wave
    String of Bulgarian boxships and tankers set for demolition in the sub-continent as demo prices surge.
  • OSVs resume black box search
    Norwegian and US offshore vessels looking for wreckage of Air France plane that crashed into Atlantic.
  • Two missing as reefer sinks
    Spanish and Portuguese rescue teams save 22 crew after Kea goes down off Galicia.
  • Fears for North Korean ship
    "Ongoing incident" of piracy involving North Korean vessel off Kenya as UAE tanker evades seizure.
  • Hanjin revives boxship order
    Korean shipbuilder reinstates vessel a month after scrapping contract as owner resumes payments.
  • Ultrapetrol cape sale off?
    Nasdaq-listed owner warns Princess Marisol deal may fall through on payment or delivery terms.
  • China Merchants suffers fall
    Chinese ports giant watches 2009 profit and container volumes both drop 13%.
  • Derecktor sued over ferries
    US shipyard faces legal action from Alaska relating to "defective" engines on Fairweather and Chenega.
  • Recession hits HHLA hard
    Hamburger Hafen, operator of Germany's flagship container port, sees full year profits down 59%.
  • Ultrapetrol sinks to loss
    Capesize write-down and record South American drought send Felipe Menendez-led owner into the red.
  • Yang Ming posts huge loss
    Taiwan-listed carrier sinks almost $500m into the red in 2009.
  • Japanese back Brazil gig
    MOL and trading houses Mitsui &Co and Mitsubishi join Modec to invest in Petrobras FPSO.
  • RCL plans big cash call
    Intra-Asian player Regional Container Lines looks to bolster balance sheet with 4:1 rights issue.
  • Melbourne sees trade surge
    Australian east coast port says trade volumes have finally returned to pre-crisis levels.
  • MOL gears up for growth
    Japanese owner reveals three-year plan to boost profit and fleet by 2013.
  • BWO teams with Mitsubishi
    Norwegian offshore player has joined forces with Japanese shipbuilder on LNG FPSO projects.
  • Profits up at SapuraCrest
    Rohaizad Darus-led offshore contract, in which John Fredriksen has a stake, defies the downturn.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • MOL doubles profit estimate
  • Asian lines lead capacity cull
  • U.S. warns of increased piracy risk
  • DHL, BA Cargo to cooperate on cargo security
  • Household hires held up Bersin confirmation
  • Steel imports down, but slabs up
  • Freight forwarders merge
  • BDP files complaint against NVO

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Holy House reefer sank ' two missing
    The reefer Kea, built in 1982 and operated by Stockholm-based Holy House, sank at around 2 pm on Tuesday about 200 nautical miles northwest of Cape Villano, Galicia. Two

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Firm prices in Rotterdam, Hamburg
    While South Europe weakens.
  • Few surprises in US inventory data
    Oil prices driven higher by weakening US dollar, ease after DOE report.
  • Mid-week prices soft in Middle East
    Weak bunker demand in Durban.
  • Baltic ports say ECA regulations are 'unacceptable'
    Organisation urges regulating bodies to consider the competitive disadvantages and a modal back shift.
  • Ship runs out of fuel in rough seas
    UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency says ship's agents are 'very aware of our displeasure'.
  • H2S limit and test method criticised
    Viswa Lab points to shortcomings of proposed method for detecting H2S in bunker fuel in revised ISO 8217.
  • GAC and Gazprom LNG sign multi-service agreement
    Deal covers range of services including bunker fuels.
  • NZ companies can use Shell name for three years
    New Zealand's refinery expects little change on back of Shell's sale of downstream assets.
  • Little movement in prices
    380 cSt in both Singapore and Hong Kong remained steady on Wednesday.
  • Japan to see lower bunker supplies in April
    Refineries cutting crude runs, and bunker production, traders say.
  • Chandrans step down as Chemoil directors
    The move comes after the Chandran family sold off its majority shares in Chemoil to Glencore.

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