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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 2, 2010
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  • Chinese navy build-up no threat to Asean
    CHINESE military experts have told their counterparts from members of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy will never be a threat to the region.
  • Piracy insurance premiums take a breather
    STIFF competition and moves by owners to protect ships better has taken the edge out of insurance costs after pirate attacks off Africa's east coast created a two-year boom for specialist cover.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 2, 2010
  • China Merchants profit off 12.6pc, but sees 2010 volume up 10pc
  • Shanghai's foreign trade up 36pc in February
  • MOL revises forecast to account for profit surprise
  • Start up TCC puts fourth ship on 'Shanghai', Shenzhen, LA run
  • Hanjin Shipping to open third Algeciras CT April 28
  • UN nearer to imposing higher bunker costs on industry
  • Zim skips Colombo on Asia-Med loop, uses fewer, smaller ships
  • Feeder operators fear flood of laid-up vessels
  • Cost-cutting software for smaller terminals offered by Zebra
  • Yantai launches air cargo service to Taipei
  • Changi wins three 'Best Airport' awards in first quarter
  • Tianjin Customs Express Package Centre starts operation
  • TIACA offers general shippers free membership

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 31, 2010
  • Maersk Line launches new transatlantic service at Petrolesport container terminal
    The Petrolesport container terminal, a Global Ports Investments company located in Russia, held a ceremony to mark the inauguration of the new ECUBEX freight route betwee...
  • PD Ports welcomes extra BG Freight Line link to Rotterdam
    BG Freight Line (BG) has launched a second weekly direct service linking Teesport (UK) to Rotterdam (Netherlands) to meet rising demand on the route. In April 2009, BG, p...
  • HHLA with double-digit return in crisis year 2009
    The German port service provider Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) reported a high double-digit return and met its forecast for the financial year 2009, despite the ...
  • Kerry Logistics opens new hub in Vietnam
    Kerry Logistics closed a strategically important gap in its Vietnam network when it opened the first phase of a new logistics centre in Danang in Central Vietnam. The facility...
  • Ceva Logistics announces plans for a new facility in Jafza (Dubai)
    Ceva Logistics, a leading global supply chain management company, recently announced that a new state of the art warehouse and office facility will be built in Dubai's Jebel Ali Fr...
  • Strategic merger between Overseas Group and Globe Express
    The management teams of Overseas Group and Globe Express Services have announced the merger of the two companies. The move was commemorated at a signing ceremony at the Mandarin Or...
  • Delamode selects Horoz as new partner in Turkey
    The transport and logistics group Delamode Romania (formerly Tibbett & Britten Delamode Logistics and then Exel Delamode) recently began an alliance with the Turkish logistics ...
  • French railway workders set to strike on 6 April
    French railway workers are to strike on 6 April. It is the third time since the beginning of the year. As a date to end the strike has not been set for Fret SNCF, the cargo ar...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • VT Halter Marine to build two tugs for OSG
  • Tidewater makes senior management appointment
  • USS Nicholas captures pirates
  • Austal wins Oman service contract
  • MARAD to remove Suisun Bay "ghost ships"

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Foss Maritime earns ISO 14001 designation
  • Crowley takes home award from Toyota Logistics Services
  • Aegean Marine Petroleum completes bunkering firm deal
  • Maritime Administration inks increased piracy advisory
  • FreeSeas announces new vessel time charters

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Nine seafarers wounded in pirate attack
    Violent attack on North Korean vessel the most brutal to date
  • Boxes pile up at Chinese ports
    Carriers keep a tight control on capacity in the run up to annual contract negotiations and May rate increases
  • Rickmers Trust clarifies boxship 'rescue'
    Singapore-listed company still in negotiations with Rickmers Group and lending banks over ship finance
  • Hapag-Lloyd reassures shippers over transpacific capacity
    Hapag-Lloyd America president Wolfgang Freese says vessel capacity for the second half of 2010 will be 'sufficient to meet all space requirements'
  • South Korea shipbuilders see first quarter order jump
    Top four builders have more than five-fold increase

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • H-L sees 'sufficient' tonnage
    THE SURGE in demand for box ships during the peak fall season is unlikely to snarl the container sector, Hapag-Lloyd has predicted
  • Drill plan fuels Jones Act debate
    JONES Act operators serving America's offshore oil and gas sector fear that foreign operators will reap the benefits of President Barack Obama's new strategy
  • Climate levy on shipping mulled
    THE UN'S panel on climate change has reportedly discussed a levy on shipping as part of a plan to raise up to $1 trillion to address environmental changes
  • Police guarding ferry services
    HUNDREDS of French police officers were deployed today at Corsican ports and at Toulon in southern France as ferry workers went on strike
  • Azerbaijan LNG plan unveiled
    SOCAR, Azerbaijan's state oil company, is to start processing LNG transported by ship from its refinery in Baku to its Petkim plant in Aliaga, Turkey
  • TBS scores brief reprieve
    BULKER and 'tweendecker owner TBS International has another month to cure the loan covenant issues that have dogged the company for the past year
  • Coast Guard upheld on spills
    A FEDERAL court has thwarted efforts by Massachusetts to curb US Coast Guard authority in oil spills

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Canadian Pacific Inks Coal Deal
  • Marad Settles Suit to Remove Rotting Ships
  • Parcel Carriers Claim Bigger Share of Trucking
  • Autos, Metals Push Rail Traffic Higher
  • MSC Hikes US Export Rates
  • Floods Close I-95 in Rhode Island
  • Manufacturing Business Surged in March
  • U.S. Navy Frigate Captures Pirate Mother ship
  • MOL Targets Revenue Growth
  • Prime Leads Top 50 Truckers in Revenue Gain
  • Hapag-Lloyd Hikes India Rates

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • HMM fiscal results sink in 2009
  • US harbour trucking reaches decisive phase
  • APM T to standardise its equipment inventory
  • Reduced port calls in India are usual in March
  • RCL to issue more shares

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Transpetro bags $483m bank loan
    Tanker arm of Brazilian oil giant secures fresh funds to finance four panamax newbuildings.
  • Pirate skiff versus US Navy?
    Today's armed assault on a US Navy vessel in the Indian Ocean sparks fierce debate among industry experts.
  • FreeSeas frenzied fixture spree
    Ion Varouxakis-led Greek drybulk outfit cashes in on rate rise after fixing three handysize bulkers.
  • Scorpio has $260m war chest
    Newly-listed tanker owner has enough funds for two suezmax and two aframax resales and was profitable in Q4.
  • Pirates spark violent skirmish
    A gun battle off the Seychelles Islands has led to the capture of five suspected pirates, the US Navy says.
  • Fulford second only to Case
    Former chief executive Richard Fulford-Smith was paid over '1m by Clarksons in 2009, with only present boss Andi Case earning more.
  • Crew hurt in bloody battle
    Grenades and gunfire leave nine crew of North Korean ship "seriously injured" in pirate attack off Kenya.
  • Wage spat ship eyes Gaza
    UK charity to bust Israeli blockade with ship auctioned after crew abandoned in Ireland.
  • Trader rejects single hulls
    Trafigura commits to charter only double skinned tankers for international transportation and storage.
  • KIC kickstarts tanker splurge
    Malaysian oil terminal group buys FSOs as it teams with Thais to acquire 22 vessels.
  • Quotes of the week
    Braemar brokers seek greener pastures while Howe Robinson hot foots it to Singapore.
  • Communards yard wins appeal
    Ukrainian court overturns compensation order over unfulfilled newbuilding contract.
  • Trust shares fly on rescue plan
    Singapore-listed Rickmers Maritime sees its market value jump by over one fifth after Bertram Rickmers offers to relieve financial headache.
  • Hyundai leads Korean surge
    South Korean newbuilding orders see five-fold rise in the first quarter with HHI at the head of the pack.
  • Buss boxship evades pirates
    One-hour pirate assault unsuccessful as Hermann Buss' Delmas Nacala escapes hijacking off Somalia.
  • New5 in Numb3rs
    Diana's boxship move in doubt, Rickmers kills nine HHI newbuildings and Evangelos Marinakis' restaurant tab has him in the gossip pages.
  • Halter hauls in two more
    US shipyard to build another two articulated tug barges for tanker owner OSG.
  • Handysize switch at Mipo
    Bulker order increased but ship size drops at Hyundai Mipo with mystery owner taking later delivery.
  • Nakilat-Damen wins big order
    Qatar-based joint venture shipyard to build 19 tugs and service vessels for Qatar Petroleum.
  • Aban pens $40m contract
    Indian offshore player finds domestic term work for one of its jack-up rigs.
  • Celtic and Forth admit defeat
    UK shipping companies to return cash to shareholders after failing to find suitable tanker buy to re-enter market.
  • Rickmers set to rescue RMT
    German owner says prepared to take back seven boxship newbuildings Rickmers Maritime Trust is struggling to finance.
  • Minoan saved by Hellenic sale
    All of Greek ferry owner's 2009 profit attributable to offloading of shares in compatriot to Anek Lines.
  • Guangzhou Shipyard weaker
    Chinese MR tanker specialist sees full year profits down almost 40% on higher currency and material costs.
  • Nakilat profits up fourfold
    Qatar Gas Transport posts huge hike in full-year net profits and instigates first dividend payment.
  • Austal seals Oman gig
    Aussie fast ferry specialist secures deal to provide maintenance services to Middle East fleet.
  • Ro-ro grounds in Canada
    Ex-Atlantic Freighter forced aground at Port aux Basques after being delivered to new owner.
  • Maersk restores ME3
    Danish liner giant to reintroduce India, Middle East and Mediterranean service and re-jig ME1 route.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Lifting offshore moratorium stirs Jones Act debate
  • FMC to hold hearings
  • Hapag-Lloyd announces rate hikes
  • O'Leary named Alaska Railroad's interim CEO
  • Miss. DOT chief rips Obama's transport policies
  • USTR issues ag, tech export barriers reports
  • Kerry opens third Vietnam facility in Danang
  • Pacer hires two Ozburn-Hessey executives
  • Vanguard opens Malaysian office, bonded N.J. CFS
  • Hutchison Whampoa profit up despite downturn
  • COSCO Pacific profit drops
  • Long Beach port receives strong bond rating

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Maersk Miami had an engine room fire off India
    Maersk Line has temporary lost its container carrier Maersk Miami, which had its engine room destroyed by fire while on a voyage off the coast of India. En route from

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 1, 2010
  • Markets start to move higher
    Many suppliers fully booked upto April 5 in Rotterdam.
  • Fujairah prices firm
    Moderate bunker price changes in Durban and Suez.
  • Aegean completes acquisition of ARA bunker supplier
    Verbeke Bunkering acquisition could boost Aegean's bunker sales by more than 50%.
  • Saudi supplier to adopt 'fixed price' offers
    Price will be fixed up to two weeks in advance even if posted prices change.
  • Fuel oil stocks climbing in Singapore
    Trader says market is 'heavily over-supplied'.
  • In-port sulphur limits become UK law this month
    IBIA says failure to comply risks prosecution.
  • Evidence submitted in bunker corruption case
    Surveyor connected to case pleaded guilty to corruption charges late last year.
  • Bunker prices mostly rising
    Singapore 380 cSt at two-week high, Tokyo bucks regional trend.
  • Holloway to head GAC Middle East bunker operations
    GAC says he brings 'a wealth of bunker experience' to the role.
  • Vermont takes delivery of fourth double-hulled tanker
    Hong Kong supplier completes replacement of its large single-hulled vessels for double-hulls.

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