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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
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  • Supertanker rates heading for a 35% slump
    The most profitable supertanker market in more than a year is heading for a 35 per cent slump as oil refineries from Japan to the UK shut for maintenance and leave a surplus of vessels.
  • Big Iraqi port being built
    An Italian group will begin construction in a month's time on what will become Iraq's largest shipping port, the Iraqi Transport Minister Amer Abduljabbar Ismail announced on Monday. The facility at Fao, at the southernmost tip of the country, will be fed by a new rail line linking it to the Turkish border in the north.
  • Stricter rules on the cards after latest ship grounding
    Australia flagged a review of shipping laws on Tuesday after a coal ship ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef and environmentalists warned that the Asia resource boom was turning the fragile reef into a 'coal highway'.
Strait Talk
  • Confidence rising - but dangers lurk
    ON THE face of it, last week's gloomy assessment of the shipping markets - based mainly on Maersk Line's view of the liner business - is contradicted by the new survey of confidence levels in the industry.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • CKYH/MOL's bigger ships on merged transpacific routes
  • US bureau cuts GDP fourth quarter estimates from 5.9pc to 5.6pc
  • Chongqing river port's throughput up 1.6 pc in first two months
  • Santos Brasil to issue US$54 million dividend
  • Baltiysk-Ust-Luga rail-ferry test a success
  • TNT Hoau can now provide nationwide day-definite service
  • Santos Brasil to issue US$54 million dividend

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Box & tanker sectors seen cruising to recovery
  • Vasan means business on enhancing port capacity
  • Tuticorin Port sails past MoS' box traffic target with growth of 22.20 pc
  • In 2009-10, Major Ports turn the tide
  • Mormugao Port puts up outstanding show with 17 pc increase in 2009-10 cargo throughput
  • FinMin wants depth guarantee given by DCI to KoPT for subsidy eligibility
  • Equity fund to invest Rs 150 cr. in Phase-II of Karaikal port development
  • FDI inflow of $24.7 billion is lower than last year
  • Envoy portrays France as investors' paradise

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 5, 2010
  • Tideworks Technology introduces comprehensive intermodal terminal operating system
    Tideworks Technology, a leading provider of full-service terminal management and planning software solutions, has announced availability of Intermodal Pro, a comprehensive terminal...
  • Hamburg Süd changes Mediterranean service
    Hamburg-based Hamburg Süd's Europe Mediterranean service (EMS) is calling at Aliaga (TCEEGE Terminal) instead of Izmir (Alsancak), with immediate effect. The first sailing was...
  • Amsterdam seaports fourth in Europe
    Amsterdam's seaports secured the fourth position on the list of European ports in 2009. This performance clearly shows that the port region has been doing well compared to the rest...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Grounding could lead to Barrier Reef pilotage requirement
  • Wärtsilä gets repeat orders for Russian MPSVs
  • Sea Star and American Shipping Group realign leadership team

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • EU Navfor vows tougher action against Somali pirates
    Taskforce to take more aggressive stand as Dutch warship recaptures hijacked vessel
  • EU Navfor optimistic prison sentences will deter pirates
  • Bulker grounding sparks fears of Australian action
    Authorities almost certain to take action against Shen Neng 1 owner or operator
  • Dannebrog axes SLS newbuilding orders
    Group cites delivery delays and financial problems at shipyard
  • TCC set to launch second China-US link
    No-frills boxline explores new service that could be up and running by June
  • Global port congestion worsening
    New high of 380 bulk carriers at anchor

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Yard fire kills three, burns six
    SIX WORKERS were being treated for burns today at a Shanghai hospital after a shipyard flash fire killed three fellow workers
  • 'Heaven/hell' seen for tankers
    TANKER operators can be certain of one thing, even in a time of mixed views on the sector's outlook, Bj'rn Knutsen, senior analyst at First Securities in Oslo, told Fairplay today
  • TCC secures three more ships
    A CONTAINER shipping newcomer has nearly lined up the full string of charter vessels for its inaugural Great Dragon trans-Pacific service
  • NewLead seals drop-down deal
    NEWLEAD Holdings announced today that it has completed its drop-down acquisition of four bulkers and two product tankers from controlling shareholder Grandunion
  • Seadrill heads to NYSE
    THE NEW York Stock Exchange continues to woo new shipping names, with Norway's Seadrill announcing today that it will list on 15 April
  • Malaysia arms curbs advance
    MALAYSIA has advanced legislation to control shipments of nuclear arms components, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Ferry hobbles into port
    HUNDREDS of passengers on a Stena Line ferry were safe today after nearly needing to abandon ship

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Cold Train Links Pacific Northwest, Chicago
  • Echo Global Logistics Opens Dallas Office
  • AMB Leases Six Properties in Asia
  • Estes Speeds Shipments in Midwest
  • CSX Southern Lines, UTU Reach Accord
  • UPS Expands Hybrid Fleet Nationwide
  • American Shipping Group Realigns Management
  • Western Express Offers $275 Million in Securities
  • Ohio River Port Hires RailAmerica Unit
  • India Port Traffic Surged 5 Percent in 2009
  • Short Line Traffic Slips in Latest Week
  • Two Ships Escape Pirate Attacks
  • Georgia Senators Seek Savannah Dredging Funds
  • Peace Bridge Expansion Approval Expected
  • Container Ship Deliveries Set to Soar
  • HHLA to Shut One Hamburg Terminal

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Boxships collide in Gulf of Izmit
  • NZ loses coastal box service
  • Oil prices climb on increased optimism
  • Maersk to phase in OSS
  • USD170 million of crude seized by pirates

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • TEN confirms offshore leap
    NYSE-listed Tsakos Energy Navigation says it will splash cash on a drillship within the next month.
  • Vale launches antitrust assault
    Brazil's mining behemoth fires back at Euro steel group calling for EU probe into alleged anti-competition pact.
  • You have a bulker to sell Baltic?
    Peter Georgiopoulos' Baltic Trading may tap the market to fund bulker buys if it finds top transactions.
  • Bigger issue for TNK
    Teekay Tankers targets nearly $110m from enlarged share offer to pay for tanker trio.
  • PDVSA hunts LPG pair
    Venezuelan oil giant's two-year time charter tenders trigger ravenous shipbroker bustle.
  • Three men die in yard blaze
    Trio of China Shipping (Group) Company workers killed after fire on board a Liberian ship at a Shanghai facility.
  • Grandunion adds to NewLead holding
    Dropdown deal transfers a near $7m stake in Nasdaq listed shipping company to controlling shareholder.
  • Iran Faraz attack denied
    Reports that Iranian Navy foiled hijack of NITC tanker Iran Faraz in Gulf of Aden misplaced.
  • Newbuilding bulge looms
    Containership deliveries to hit post crash high this month as delayed orders arrive.
  • Boxships collide off Turkey
    French charterer says Zim's Odessa Star struck CMA CGM Verlaine amidships with hull breached.
  • Psst...want to buy a shipyard
    If you have $400m to spare then there is a Brazilian yard for sale on the shipX auction website.
  • Seadrill gets NYSE green light
    Shares in John Fredriksen's drilling business will trade in New York from mid April.
  • Rudd rages over Reef crash
    Australian PM says it is "outrageous" Cosco-controlled bulker grounded 12km from shipping lanes.
  • Demo breaks $500 barrier
    Indian ship breakers have take demolition prices through $500 per ldt psychological barrier.
  • Laid-up boxship fleet falls
    Idle containership capacity sags below 9% and should continue to drop this month.
  • Vietnam robbers hit ship
    Indonesian-owned asphalt/bitumen tanker is boarded by three armed men at palm oil jetty in Hiep Phuoc.
  • Crew saved in blaze off Yemen
    Fate of India-flagged ship which caught fire in pirate-infested waters unclear as crew reaches Socotra.
  • Second coal scoop for Marco
    Singapore-listed tug and barge operator secures a $20m transshipment contract in Indonesia.
  • Hamburg Bridge harassed
    K Line containership sustains hull damage in attack by Somali pirates east of Gulf of Aden.
  • Further growth in US cargo
    Box volumes at US ports continue on the road to recovery with 8% growth in April, says trade body.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Alphaliner: Containership deliveries to surge
  • Dutch warship takes back containership
  • Safmarine appoints chief commercial officer
  • How serious was Bersin immigration violation?
  • WWL to manage Tenn. VW plant logistics
  • Vanguard opens Malaysian office, bonded N.J. CFS
  • Forecast: Retail imports rebounding
  • New port planned in Iraq
  • NYK uses solar cells in Port of Tokyo

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • VLCC with USD billion cargo hijacked off the Somali coast
    The Marshal Islands flagged VLCC Samho Dream, was hijacked by pirates approximately 600 nautical miles off the Somali coast in the early hours of 4 April and has been taken

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Europe has the shipping industry firmly in its sights
    Australian shipowners are warned of the impact of Europe's emissions trading scheme from 2011 and the need to be prepared.
  • Strong gains in Rotterdam, Hamburg
    MGO prices in Rotterdam up by $31 pmt.
  • KPC offers third fuel oil parcel for April lifting
    Offers expected by Wednesday for cracked 380-centistokes (cSt) cargo.
  • Prices lack direction in Fujairah
    Fujairah MGO prices up by $8 per metric tonne.
  • Cruise line recognised for 'voluntary efforts'
    Venice Blue Flag award goes to the same ship for third consecutive year.
  • Trading manager leaves Chemoil
    Cem Saral resigns from company after eight years of various roles.
  • Grounded bulker to be debunkered
    Australian prime minister promises 'to bring to account' those responsible for Barrier Reef spill.
  • MOL's new technology research starts operation
    Will serve as R&D hub on ways to improve safety, reduce costs, and adopt environment-friendly technologies.
  • Sinopec to set up new bunkering arm
    Players say it will be 'a new force' in China's bunker market.
  • Singapore bunker prices firming
    Suppliers in other Asian ports trying to suppress price rises given 'well below-average' spot demand.
  • Singapore underground storage construction delayed again
    Latest technical issues said to be more serious than the other project hiccups.
  • Tanjung Pelepas bunker hub 'on track'
    Developer/operating company sources say project moving along and will be operational.




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