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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
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  • Drydocks bags over US$200m in new orders
    Drydocks World South-east Asia (DDWSEA) started the year on a strong note, closing the first quarter with more than US$200 million of new orders.
  • Stranded vessel to have oil drained
    Australia may expand the tracking of vessels beyond the northern parts of the Great Barrier Reef, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said, as a salvage crew prepares to drain oil from a Chinese coal vessel stranded in the marine park.
  • Legal limbo worsening Somalia piracy: Russia
    Piracy off the coast of Somalia is getting worse, partly due to the legal limbo that has led some countries to release captured suspects, Russia's UN envoy said on Tuesday.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Guangzhou world's 6th biggest container port in 2009
  • OOCL to levy rate hike and CAF on Asia cargo outside Japan
  • HK forwarders merge, global market capture
  • PSA International 2009 profit falls 6.1pc on trade contraction
  • Maersk to break even 2010, on 5pc volume hike, says CEO Kolding
  • HK-LA's Vanguard Logistics Services opens Johor Bahru branch
  • Hoegh Autoliners appoints Jardine Shipping Services as agent
  • Northwest India's smaller ports post 35pc growth
  • Georgia senators seek US$105 million for Savannah dredging
  • Container volumes shift from smaller to bigger UK ports
  • LAX air cargo up 26.6pc as volumes approach 2008 levels
  • Evergreen International Airlines sues Boeing in US federal court
  • ATSG Q4 profit falls from US$59.9 million to $45 million
  • EL Al loses US$75 million in '09 after $5.7 million loss in '09

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • MOL launches 'Gear up!' safety campaign
  • No move to sell stakes in SCI & DCI
  • Mohandas stresses need to promote coastal shipping
  • APL opens strategic CFS at Port Qasim
  • Maersk Line enhances India to Med coverage by reintroduction of ME3 service
  • India refuses to accord China 'market economy' status
  • Oilmeal exports plunge to 5-year low
  • Services to figure in next round of India-Asean talks
  • Basmati exports vault by 30 pc
  • Singapore emerges springboard for India Inc to access Asia-Pac markets
  • Coffee exports up, but earnings down
  • Let's bolster our ports' ODC handling capacity, D. T. Joseph urges Shipping Secretary
  • Cochin Chamber draws Shipping Secy's attention to flaws in CoPT's land policy
  • 9 Major Ports report positive growth as 2009-10 draws to close
  • Weighbridge in MICT premises now functional
  • ECoR hauls more cargo in 2009-10
  • Truck rentals decelerating
  • Hazardous wastes rules amended
  • SC's view on statute change to usher in GST regime being sought
  • Indirect tax collections may well exceed target
  • Expert panel to give 'green' signal for 32 industrial projects
  • Strengthening rupee lands exporters all at sea
  • Ficci moots fund for capital goods sector's facelift
  • Assocham calculates 7.4 pc GDP growth in 2009-10

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 6, 2010
  • Momentum Logistics joins Atlas network
    Momentum Logistics, a subsidiary of the international port management company, Gulftainer, has announced that its Kurdistan-based office ' MTLS ' has joined the international ...
  • Gefco wins contract with Renault in Morocco
    Gefco Morocco, part of the French logistics group Gefco, has a contract to distribute 15,000 Renault vehicles in Morocco this year. Consequently, the automotive centre that opened ...
  • Air Moldova launches Chisinau-Kiev service
    Air Moldova, based in the East European Republic of Moldova, will introduce a thrice-weekly connection between Chisinau (Moldova) and Kiev (Ukraine) on 16 May. Air Moldov...
  • Aeroflot starts providing mail service from France
    The Russian airline Aeroflot has begun providing mail service from France for the first time in the history of Russian civil aviation. The carrier delivers mail by scheduled servic...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Class action suit seeks damages for marine product price fixing
  • Yard upgrades enable Signal to take deep-draft semis
  • Shen Neng 1 stabilization efforts continue
  • Drydocks World SEA books orders worth $200 million

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Evergreen Line to reintroduce US West Coast/Asia/Med service
  • Greenbrier seeks shelf registration with Securities and Exchange
  • Diana Shipping investing in containership project
  • Seattle port board Oks Spokane Street investment
  • Spyglass Vision Clinic nets Port of Bellingham lease

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • US shippers sound alarm over Shanghai Exchange
    Fears that confidential freight rate information could be leaked
  • Asia-Europe trade sees spectacular recovery
    Volumes have risen sharply and freight rates more than double, according to latest ELAA data
  • Deutsche Bank to step up ship lending
    Bank gearing up to sign considerable new business in 2010
  • Syndicated lending 'still depressed'
    Dealogic statistics show first quarter loans aggregated just $6.1bn
  • Bulker could stay grounded for weeks
    Immediate priority is to remove remaining bunker fuel from Shen Neng 1, aground on the Great Barrier Reef

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Hay Point partly reopened
    HAY POINT Coal Terminal resumed limited operations today after repair of damage from last month's Tropical Cyclone Ului
  • Ukraine comes to ro-ro's aid
    THE CYPRUS-flagged ro-ro vessel Atlantic Project today set sail for the United Arab Emirates after being stranded off India for several days due to a business dispute
  • Europe's cargo index surging
    CARGO traffic across all transport modes in Europe is surging with business confidence among freight forwarders reaching an all-time high, according to a key index
  • Pipavav yard to raise $70M
    INDIA'S Pipavav Shipyard has announced that it had decided to go ahead with a plan to raise $70M to finance acquisitions in Europe
  • Brazil-US trade dispute settled
    US SHIPPERS have received a reprieve from more than $800M worth of trade sanctions by Brazil after a dispute over US cotton programmes was settled
  • Diana box fund shrinks
    BULK OWNER Diana Shipping confirmed today that it has finalised its $50M investment in a distressed container asset acquisition fund ' but the terms have dramatically changed

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Greenbrier Sees Rail, Barge Demand Bounce
  • AirBridgeCargo Adds Fifth 747-400
  • TIACA Seeks Review of Hazmat Rule
  • Marad Rule Expands Marine Highway Concept
  • Arrow Electronics to Acquire Converge
  • McLeod Joins Descartes Program
  • CEVA Ground Certified for Security in China
  • Bechtel Revenue Slips in 2009
  • White House Rejects I-80 Toll Plan
  • Dockwise Signs Seven Contracts
  • Royal Wagenborg Launches 12th Vessel in Series
  • Diana Closes $50 Million Containership Investment
  • FRA Sets $50 Million Rail Tech Program
  • Evergreen Resumes Suspended Asia-US-Med Loop
  • Lufthansa Pilots to Strike Next Week
  • Greenbrier Loses $4.8 Million in Feb. Quarter
  • Pollution Falls Sharply near Port of Los Angeles
  • DOT Launches Marine Highway Program

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Dutch courage 'Tromps' pirates
  • FMC initiates fact finding hearings
  • Tampa expands its box terminal
  • IUMI: total losses down 10%
  • US ups the ante on the Yuan

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • OSX shipyard under siege
    Eike Batista's joint venture with Hyundai Heavy Industries braces for second attack led by Brazilian environmental advocacy groups.
  • Danaos suffers Lazard downgrade
    Analyst chops rating for John Coustas-led boxship outfit as debt questions loom over 26 newbuilds due for delivery.
  • Ship loans: out of syndication
    Bank loans stay at record lows, but new money creeps up to five-quarter high.
  • Chouest chases NBA 'hoop dream'
    Offshore owner may swarm at chance to up stake in bayou-based basketball franchise the New Orleans Hornets.
  • Iron dispute sparks dry dilemma
    Bulker rates buckle as Chinese steel groups demand domestic boycott of Australian and Brazilian iron ore imports.
  • Turkish ship Yasin C seized
    Somali pirates hijack Bergen Shipping-owned handysize Yasin C with 25 crew off Kenya.
  • Diana's box plan shrinks
    Simeon Palios-led Greek's $50m investment now represents nearly two-thirds of containership project.
  • Six missing in Greek smash
    Search off China for fishermen overboard boat allegedly bashed by Greek-owned bulker.
  • Float worth $150m for Scorpio
    Emanuele Lauro-led tanker owner closes IPO having matched its original target.
  • Long run for Simon Mokster PSV
    New Simon Mokster PSV lands $8.5m a year charter with Marathon Norway.
  • Stolt tops bets in first quarter
    Norwegian shipowner smashes analysts' forecasts despite losses from its fledgling VLGC fleet.
  • Greens grumble at Batista's yard
    Federal institute flags up environmental concerns regarding OSX yard in Santa Catarina.
  • Divi hope spurs Frontline hike
    First Securities ups tanker giant to strong buy amid expectations of an extraordinary payout and strong first quarter.
  • Drydocks World spies recovery
    Shipbuilder in upbeat mood after $200m order surge in the first quarter.
  • Malm Justad takes chair
    American Shipping elects Eitzen Maritime Services chief Annette Malm Justad as chairman.
  • Tanker Pacific pens suezmaxes
    Hanjin Heavy's Philippines facility to delivery quartet of tankers to Singapore owner by 2012.
  • Shen Neng 1 oil off in days
    Fuel will be removed from a battered Cosco bulker aground on the Great Barrier Reef within two days, authorities say.
  • Another cape for Star Bulk
    Akis Tsirigakis-led Greek signs up for another large bulker at Hanjin Heavy's Subic Bay.
  • UACC creeps into the black
    Dubai tanker owner manages to post a profit despite most "challenging conditions in recent memory"
  • Magnificent seven for Dockwise
    Heavy-lift owner reveals string of short-term contracts worth up to $40m.
  • DP World wins Dakar funds
    African Development Bank agrees loan for Dubai terminal operator to upgrade Senegal port.
  • ST Marine scoops upgrades
    Singapore shipyard group wins nearly $40m worth of upgrading and modification contracts.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Maersk expands "no show" charge
  • TIACA asks U.S. to modify lithium battery rule
  • AirBridgeCargo adds 747-400
  • U.S. skirts Brazilian tariffs in cotton dispute
  • Agility continues negotiations
  • VW awards logistics contract to DHL
  • FMC reviews 9 OTI license applications

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Svitzer Scandinavia sells one and charters two
    Svitzer Scandinavia has sold its Danish tug Svitzer Menja to Svitzer Australia and replaced it with two units on bareboat charters from Nordane Shipping, Svendborg. The Svitzer Menja is currently
  • Danish owner fined for New Zealand oil spill
    Danish Dania Spring ApS, the owner of the multipurpose container carrier Thor Spring, has been fined USD 19,648 for an oil spill in November 2008. The oil spill took place
  • Cosco bulker grounded at the Great Barrier Reef
    Last Saturday, the Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng I, 70,000 DWT, grounded at the Great Barrier Reef off the Australian coast. According to Australian media, the ship was sailing at

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Market analysis: Q1 2010 sees mostly stable prices
    Bunkers trading in a narrow range relative to 2009.
  • Stockpile report ends oil's bull run
    Market reacting to another build in product inventories.
  • Clause 5 of revised ISO 8217 'has no teeth'
    Viswa Lab says changes to contamination clause are for the worse and in conflict with regulation 18 of MARPOL Annex VI.
  • Rotterdam, Hamburg prices lack direction
    But bunker prices in South Europe show strong gains.
  • The crude bulls are in control
    Bunker fuel consumers may wish to take advantage of relatively weak fuel oil cracks.
  • Distillate prices show strong gains
    NYMEX showing losses in early trading.
  • New barge for Arkas
    The double-hull Ulucak is sister ship to the Urla 1.
  • Gladstone bunker tanker deployed to Shen Neng 1
    Australian official says 'one of the most delicate operations in recent marine history' is about to get underway.
  • Shipping lines mulling port relocation over bunkering fee
    Opposition remains strong to planned fee on ancillary services at Manila North Harbor.
  • Prices mostly reverse bullish trend
    Bunker demand in Singapore and Hong Kong described as mixed.
  • 'No delays' to Singapore underground oil storage project, JTC says
    Spokesperson says sources for earlier article factually inaccurate.
  • Consolidation reaches Wilhelmsen's UK operations
    Bunker brokers now based in same office as ship agency.
  • Addax Oryx joins Sealub Alliance
    Gulf Oil Marine inks new partnership for the production and distribution of marine lubricants.




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