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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2010
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  • Risk of fuel carrying cargo ship running aground averted
    A tug boat began pulling a struggling cargo ship carrying 1.8 million litres of fuel towards a safe harbour late last Saturday, greatly easing concerns the vessel could go aground in Alaska's remote Aleutian Islands.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2010
  • CMA CGM to raise freight rates on major trade lanes
  • Maersk hikes Asia to Latin America rate US$400 per TEU
  • Tony Tyler quits Cathay to take over IATA, Slosar next CEO
  • CTSA raises bunker surcharge to all Canadian ports
  • Officer shortage will loom, says seafarer supply study
  • West Africa beckons, MOL opens office on Ivory Coast
  • Greens resist Melbourne Port expansion plans
  • US develops technique to detect dirty bombs in containers
  • Ship Finance's earning are hit by weak spot-market rates
  • Canberra says 16 Qantas A380 engines need overhaul or replacement
  • Nigerians okay Continental's offer of Houston-Lagos flights

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2010
  • Great Offshore bags GSPC order
  • Migration to ICES version 1.5 has not been very smooth, says Mumbai trade
  • Migration to the new version successful, says Customs
  • MISC announces incorporation of MISC Agencies India in Delhi, Mumbai & Chennai
  • Navy wants Bangla ships checked at entry point
  • SCI follow-on public offer subscribed 4.8 times
  • 23 pc fall in crude oil imports in Oct.
  • Coffee exports surge by 55 pc
  • EU rejects Indian honey
  • PEC floats tender to import soyaoil
  • Plea to retain duty on cars at current rate
  • KPT union holds medical camp on World AIDS Day
  • Lufthansa Cargo & GMR to develop pharma export hub
  • World Bank aid for NHAI projects
  • Forex reserves decline by $ 4 bn
  • Govt may revise GDP growth figure upwards
  • Gujarat to spend Rs 1.15 lakh cr. on infra projects
  • Industries, other activities near wetlands banned
  • Manufacturing grows in Nov.
  • No surplus foodgrains for exports, says FCI chief
  • Renting of property liable for service tax-Court
  • Mayfair in London now an El Dorado for super rich Indians

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2010
  • Versace awards contract to Norbert Dentressangle
    The French transport and logistics service provider Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed to manage warehousing operations for Versace fashion collections, supporting the supply...
  • Würth Logistics opening Bremen office
    Würth Logistics, a Chur-based specialist Swiss logistics subsidiary of the Würth Group, is expanding. A small team led by sea freight specialist Ulrich Sobottka will start work in ...
  • Garbe extends German logistics centre for Dachser
    The Hamburg-based German logistics real estate specialist Garbe Logistic is investing about EUR 4.3 million in the extension of the Überherrn logistics centre near Saarbrücken (Ger...
  • Intercontainer-Interfrigo to be wound up
    The shareholders of the intermodal operator Intercontainer-Interfrigo decided to wind up the long-established enterprise at an extraordinary annual general meeting held in Brussels...
  • Otal's Nigeria express set to call at Tilbury
    Otal's Nigeria Express service is set to call at Tilbury instead of Felixstowe (both England) from 2011 onwards. The first sailing from Tilbury will be by the "Jonni Ritscher&...
  • Liberia authorised by new ship inspection regime
    Liberia has been confirmed as one of only eleven flag states which to date have met the criteria set by the Paris Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control (PSC) to partici...
  • NYK Line takes delivery of second air-lubrication equipped carrier
    The NYK Hinode Line recently took delivery of a new module carrier that was built at the Koyagi Plant of the Nagasaki Shipyard and Machinery Works, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industr...

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • NSRP picks new projects for funding
  • DryShips to raise $500 million in Ocean Rig private placement
  • Coast Guard issues new piracy directive
  • European engine manufacturers to continue joint research project

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Port of Vancouver, USA named top port by WPPA
  • Coast Guard system aids in rescue of stranded trimaran crew
  • NYK continues practice of maritime student scholarships
  • Boeing predicts contract win would bring 300 jobs to Oregon
  • Rail freight traffic count moves up again during week

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Leaked documents reveal secret Mitropoulos mission
    Wikileaks cables show IMO secretary-general passed confidential information between North Korea, South Korea and the US
  • Mitropoulos urges workable solution to emissions
  • Ferrer confident of getting IMO top job
  • Wanted: Machiavellian diplomat with iron fists
  • Cancun proposals unfair on shipping
    IMO says current UN plan disproportionate to the shipping's emissions output
  • Cornerstone for CO2 policy 'is fundamentally...
  • Winter chill puts freeze on Southampton operations
    Container operations suspended at UK box hub
  • UK trade figures for 2009 paint bleak picture
  • IRISL rebuts evasion tactic claims
    Denies US allegations front companies were set up to hide 'illicit activities'
  • Keep an eye on cartels in the sky

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Baja port finally nearer?
    A CONTAINER terminal long planned for Mexico's Punta Colonet might finally get under way in 2011
  • Brazil ports lure finance
    BRAZIL'S ports will receive 32Bn reais ($19Bn) of private investment over the next five years, the government said today
  • DryShips selling Rig slice
    DRYSHIPS revealed today it will divest one-fifth of its stake in its Ocean Rig drill ship subsidiary to pay for pending newbuilds
  • EBX to expand iron port
    EXPORT capacity for iron ore would double as a result of a land deal unveiled today at Itaguai near Rio de Janeiro
  • ABG Shipyard shares sold
    SHARES in ABG Shipyard, India's largest private yard company, rose today on Bombay Stock Exchange in reaction to Merlion India Fund selling some of its stake
  • DryShips closes ATM
  • Piracy pulse is jumping
  • Marshall Is listed low risk
  • Suardiaz joins SD Lines
  • Cochin strikers get traction
  • Yet more time for SeaFrance?
  • Seoul warns ships away
  • Whistle-blowers paid

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Environmental Mandates Going Global
  • Truckers Resist NY-NJ Clean-Trucks Stickers
  • South Carolina Ports Promotes Pruett to Head up Carrier Sales
  • District Court Keeps Chicago Locks Open
  • Prince Rupert Port Authority's Krusel on Port's Growth, Future (Video)
  • Port of Chennai Suspends Exports
  • Rising Transport Costs Cut Dynamex Profit
  • Terminals, Carriers Sue ILA Over Work Stoppage
  • Unemployment Hits 9.8 Percent in November
  • Cochin Truck Strike Crippling Cargo Movements
  • NY-NJ Port to Announce Bayonne Bridge Plan
  • Energy Leaders
  • Building Tigers
  • Tropical Shipping's Owner Seeks Buyer
  • Sealed and Delivered, But Who's Signing?
  • Carriers Steaming Toward Green

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Global warming for some: Siberian cold for others
    Unsurprisingly many of the negotiators from northern Europe attending the two-week UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) at Cancun, will not be in too much of a hurry to swap the balmy 30C temperatures of the Mexican beach resort, for the arctic weather conditions back home
  • UK boxports shuttered by arctic blast - supply chain broken
  • China's interior opens up with launch of more rail services
  • Boxship charter rates continue slide
  • China 'meets' emissions target
  • Containerships improves frequency

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • DryShips sets rig IPO course?
    Avalanche of good news from George Economou's DryShips appears to have its drilling arm en route for an Oslo float.
  • Fugro expands underwater empire
    Dutch seismic owner strengthens subsea arm with acquisition of Norwegian contractor RUE.
  • Norden nets four new handies
    Carsten Mortensen-led Norden buys bulker quartet, with two fuelled by Rio Tinto COA.
  • Master held after grounding
    Wagenborg captain required to give alcohol test following incident off Svendborg, Denmark.
  • TOO storms Wall Street
    Teekay Corp's deepwater daughter prices $156m offering as it flirts with drop down drive.
  • EMGS lands $4m 3D deal
    Mystery patron keeps Oslo-listed offshore player fed follwing 3D contract with Woodside.
  • Olympus gets green makeover
    Sirius Shipping vessel to be retro-fitted with catalytic converters to reduce emissions.
  • Quotes of the week
    A sexy Greek deal grabs a US player's attention while Maersk remains top of the box pile.
  • Happy ATM visit for George Economou
    DryShips is $350m to the good after finishing off its latest at the market offering today.
  • CSBC closes on OOCL deal
    Taiwanese yard hopeful of newbuilding contract from OOCL as price and delivery negotiations come to a head.
  • "Absurd" Brazilian ports under fire
    Report shows ships have waited a total of 8.2 years to load and unload at terminals since January.
  • Scorpio bolsters bank balance
    New York-listed owner has an extra $6m on hand after all options are cleaned up from follow-on offer.
  • New5 in Numb3rs
    Russian exile Vitaly Arkhangelsky's wife springs him from French detention while a bank places IRISL containerships on the auction block.
  • Vinashin asks for debt delay
    Struggling Vietnamese shipbuilder wants lenders to defer $60m repayment due this month.
  • TasPorts can't afford to fix
    Australian terminals operator says its annual upgrade bill is too expensive.
  • ICG offloads unwanted Bilbao
    Irish owner makes tidy profit from sale of 2,500-passenger vessel to expanding St Peter Line of Russia.
  • MOL eyes borrowings cut
    Japanese shipping giant will reduce debt for first time in four years as profit rises.
  • Direct Marine protection ended
    Court throws out struggling Louisiana yard's bankruptcy filing as prospects look bleak.
  • Tor Viking to face the ice
    Swedish anchor-handler/icebreaker preparing for second trip through arctic waters from Berings Strait.
  • Trafigura snubs false evidence claim
    Oil trader hits back at allegations made by environmentalists that it presented false invoices to police in Probo Koala case.
  • Atlas fined over pollution
    Turkish shipowner fined $900,000 after pleading guilty in US to illegally dumping oily waste.
  • Malaysia monitoring hijacked Albedo
    Government gearing up to secure release of vessel taken by Somali pirates last week.
  • Danaos sticks with steam scheme
    Boxship boss says slow steaming is still the weapon of choice in fight against sky-high fuel prices.
  • Norwegian ferry out of action
    Tysnes pulled from Kinsarvik to Kvanndal route after suffering steering breakdown.
  • OSL secures new investor
    Hong Kong-based dry-bulk operator receives $100m capital injection from French investment bank.
  • TOO plans stock offer
    Teekay FPSO and shuttle tanker offshore spin-off set to sell up to 5.6m new shares to fund growth.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Container availability project advances
  • CMA CGM plans transpacific 'peak season' fee
  • CMA CGM raises ex-Asia rates
  • Tyler to leave Cathay for IATA's top post
  • FMCSA weighs in on N.J. truck, port sticker debate
  • Russian Railways to add 1,250 engines by '13
  • Commerce forms renewable energy trade advisory
  • Zepol releases U.S. import review
  • NYSA seeks to block monitor program

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2010
  • Norden orders handysize quartet
    Danish Dampskibsselskapet Norden has placed an order for two handysize newbuildings at the Japanese shipyard Onomichi Dockyard for an undisclosed sum. Upon delivery, the vessels will be long-term chartered
  • Whistleblowers each awarded USD 125,000
    Turkish Atlas Ship Management has pleaded guilty in a US District Court in Tampa to federal charges of making false statements and knowingly failing to accurately maintain an oil record
  • Another drunken captain caught in Danish waters
    Denmark has seen another case of a drunken captain running aground with his ship. This time it was the Dutch captain on board the coaster Little Jane, which went aground
  • Stenas takes over two routes on Irish Sea
    Stena Line is investing heavily on the Irish Sea and has purchased two routes from DFDS Seaways. The deal, which is worth EUR 47.5 million, includes four vessels and

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2010
  • Week ends with bullish trend
    Crude futures hit two-year highs as reports show a softening in the US dollar.
  • Further research into fuel reduction
    Vision of programme is to 'assist in sustainable and safe energy from marine power plants'.
  • Stowaway jumps ship after vessel stops to bunker
    Fears that a second stowaway has drowned.
  • Fujairah bunker market firms
    In Durban some suppliers reported deliveries available for supply up to and including December 13.
  • MGO prices rise by double digits in key ports
    Demand in Hamburg held in check by rising prices.
  • Estonia handling more Russian fuel oil exports
    Tallinn sees oil export volumes climb in November
  • Cruise industry warning on ECA repercussions
    Experience from Alaska shows drop in passenger numbers likely if rising fuel cost is passed on to passengers, resulting in billions of regional revenue losses.
  • Ex-BP staff clarify remark on Singapore court ruling
    Part of a November statement about their court battle with their ex-employer was 'inaccurate'.
  • Fleet owner sees regulations driving fuel debate
    Shipping at a 'crossroads in terms of fuel and emissions'.
  • Bunker prices mostly firm as week ends
    Mixed demand at key Asian bunker ports.
  • Chemoil dismisses report of joint venture in South Korea
    Major developments in Chemoil will be disclosed 'officially in a timely fashion', says company.
  • Chemoil Energy sells JV shares
    Sells a total of 100,000 shares to JV partner Adani Global Limited.
  • Andatee CEO continues share buying spree
    Part of a share repurchase plan that enables him to buy up to $500,000 worth of shares.
  • Indian refiner offers three 180 cSt parcels
    Lower Western arbitrage volumes sees IOC selling 'way above' its monthly average in November and December.
  • Severe weather halts bunkering in Far East Russia
    Bunker operations suspended at three main ports on Friday.
  • NYK takes delivery of second 'bubble' ship
    Vessel to reduce CO2 emissions by 10%, says company.
  • COP16: Negotiating bunker fuels in Cancun
    UNFCCC will bring shipping and aviation to the forefront.

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