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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 9, 2010
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  • S'pore is BMW base for Asia-Pac treasury solutions
    German car maker BMW has moved into phase two of its effort to centralise its treasury management for the Asia-Pacific region in Singapore under BMW Asia Pacific Capital.
  • Pirates warn S Korean destroyer to stay away
    Somali pirates warned a South Korean destroyer chasing a hijacked supertanker with 24 sailors on board not to get any closer or else risk endangering the crew, Seoul's Foreign Ministry said yesterday.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 9, 2010
  • OOCL intra-Asia BAF increases to India, Pakistan, Mideast
  • APL records revenue, rate, volume increases into March
  • CTSA hikes currency surcharge back to 6pc on May 1
  • Laid-up tonnage in world box fleet edges downward to 8.9pc
  • Roof collapses at Shenzhen's CIMC factory in Nantong
  • 'K' Line slow-steaming 9,040 TEUer flees pirates at speed
  • Greenpeace forces NYK Orion to surrender whale meat at Rotterdam
  • President Akimitsu sees MOL springing up after hunkering down
  • Guangdong's container export quadruples in first two months
  • Container ship deliveries expected to soar in Q2
  • MISC appoints Crescent as India agent, boosts halal service
  • Wan Hai rescues Vietnamese fishing boat off Indonesia
  • Shipping confidence hits 15-month high, but newbuildings cloud future
  • PD Ports creates second BG Freight link to Rotterdam
  • LA-Yantai-Seoul cargo line receives operational approval
  • Wuxi-Hong Kong all-cargo flights to start on April 10
  • Air France and Aeroflot extend code share agreement

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 9, 2010
  • Babaji Shivram adept at providing end-to-end logistics solutions
  • Surplus may pull down supertanker rates
  • Pipavav Shipyard to raise Rs 177.80 cr.through debentures
  • Leviathans now get short shrift
  • Vasan visits JNP, inspects facilities
  • Proactive KPT leadership reveals secrets of success story
  • PPT posts highest growth rate of 23 pc among Major Ports
  • Box traffic increases by 10 pc at New Mangalore Port
  • Cochin Chamber underscores need for separate export cargo window at Walayar checkpost
  • Fieo asks RBI to take urgent steps to sustain export growth
  • Workshop on finance in Pune tomorrow
  • China to invest $ 8.7 bn in port, rail & road projects in Bangla

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 7, 2010
  • Geopost reports sales decrease in 2009
    The French mail and CEP service provider Geopost, a subsidiary of the French La Poste group, posted a consolidated turnover of EUR 3.093 billion in 2009, 4.6% less than in the...
  • DHL signs contract with VW in Slovakia
    DHL Supply Chain and Volkswagen stepped up their long-standing co-operation with a five-year contract valid from 1 April 2010. Under the terms of the pact, DHL Supply Chain wi...
  • Gefco expands in Brazil
    Gefco Brazil is extending its Sete Lagoas site in Minas Gerais (Brazil), almost doubling storage capacity from 465 vehicles to 990. The expansion is in response to customers' deman...
  • DB Schenker boosts gateway capacity in Milan
    Schenker Italiana has expanded its capacity in Italy's greater Milan area. The company's overland transport gateway in Peschiera Borromeo is oper...
  • IRU indices forecast flat economic growth and truck sales
    The International Road Transport Union's Road Transport Indices, an online data source of GDP growth, road freight transport volumes and new vehicle registrations in 51 c...
  • Afraa responds to EU black list
    The African Airlines Association (Afraa), based in Nairobi (Kenya), has expressed concern about the European Union's latest list of airlines banned from the European airspace due t...
  • Janine van Oosten installed as Amsterdam harbour master
    Janine van Oosten became Amsterdam's new harbour master on 1 April. She has been in charge of the port's traffic control since December 2008. Previously (as of 1995) she was (...
  • DHL Supply Chain names new CEO for Germany, Austria and Switzerland
    Martin Seidenberg took over as the new chief executive officer for the Germany, Austria and Switzerland region at DHL Supply Chain, a Deutsche Post DHL subsidia...
  • Wataniya to launch Kuwait-Alexandria connection
    Kuwait's Wataniya Airways will start a regular service to the Egyptian port of Alexandria on 1 June. The new schedule will provide four flights a week on Tuesdays, Thursdays, ...
  • Professional driving school in Germany offers free evaluations to meet deadline
    German regulations stipulate that transport and logistics enterprises must prove that their truck drivers have taken a 35-hour further training course by 10 Septembe...
  • BNSF recognised for excellence in quality performance
    The North American company BNSF Railway has been recognized by Toyota Logistics Services for "Excellence in Quality Performance" in 2009. BNSF received this award ba...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • PGS names new 3D seismic vessel
  • Hallin Marine buys Seacor AHTS
  • NASSCO gets $50 million MLP award

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Ag Processing Inc. plans Grays Harbor expansion
  • MarAd looking to expand short sea shipping program
  • Sea-Tac Link Light Rail gives Mariner fans a break
  • Port of Bellingham backs projects in local cities
  • Navios Maritime Acquisition buying fleet of 13 vessels

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Dry bulk newbuilding deliveries hit record high
    Total of 190 ships delivered in first three months of 2010
  • Bulker deliveries surge with slippage hitting 38%
  • Navios Acquisition makes $457m tanker foray
    Company clinches deals for 11 newbuilding product tankers and two chemical tankers
  • Brussels urged to halt decline of new ship orders
    European lawmakers asked to address current severe economic challenges of the sector
  • Flinter fixes vessel charter with Borchard
    Dutch owner inks three-year charter deal for its 800-teu Flintercoast
  • Shipping bosses 'hiding behind corporate veil'
    Nautilus official says seafarers often blamed because of other parties

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • US tanker outlook pared
    PROJECTIONS for US crude, LNG imports and products have been scaled back by the EIA
  • Total plans Erika appeal
    FRENCH oil giant Total said today it would appeal an appellate court's ruling that it was criminally responsible for environmental damage from the Erika oil spill
  • China iron ore boycott urged
    THE CHINA Iron & Steel Association has reportedly urged Chinese steelmakers and traders to stop iron ore imports over the next two months
  • US importers seek China clarity
    US IMPORTERS in the trans-Pacific trades have raised concerns that their 2010 contract terms with carriers could be compromised by Chinese regulators
  • Norway tax horror: the sequel
    NORWAY'S shipowners are seething over the prospect of being forced to pay about $670M in back tax, Fairplay was told today
  • Asia fuels Europe box volumes
    THE VOLUME of containers shipped eastbound from Asia to Europe rose by more than a third in January compared to the same period last year, according to ELAA figures

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Averitt Speeds Freight, Cuts Truck Miles
  • LaHood Blog Touts Marine Highway Effort
  • FMCSA to Delay 2010 Safety Rules Until Fall
  • Climate Bill Tax Seen Competing With Highway Fee
  • YRC Worldwide Shipments Rise in March
  • Intermodal Slows to February Levels
  • Global Economy to Grow 3 Percent
  • Intermarine Hikes Bunker Surcharge
  • Truckload Carriers Not Ready for Safety Regs
  • Canadian Pacific Names Harris Operations Chief
  • MOL Completes New Concept for Green Ships
  • Air France, American Operate First Green Flights
  • DHL wins VW Contract
  • Lufthansa Pilots Call Off Strike
  • TNT Eyes Mail IPO, Partnerships
  • BA, Iberia Sign Merger Agreement

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Canadian domestic fleet assails US 'unilateral' shipping rules
  • Maersk extends 'no show' charging programme
  • Evergreen brings back pendulum service
  • HPH to chop Busan container-handling capacity
  • Idled box fleet below 9%

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • KGs, Koreans and Navios oh my!
    Germany's Ernst Jacob and Dae Sun Shipbuilding tipped as sellers in Navios Acquisition's $458m tanker leap.
  • Cargill hunts Odfjell carrier
    Colossal grain player sparks clash with Norwegian outfit, urging authorities to seize ship over vegoil spat.
  • Navios in shock tanker splash
    Navios Maritime spin-off to fork out nearly $460m on fleet of tanker newbuildings.
  • Get shot at sea and live?
    US shipyard to offload $29m order from NYPD and FDNY for patrol vessels outfitted with bullet-proof life vests.
  • Bonus cut hit Harris' pocket
    James Fisher chairman saw his 2009 pay packet shrink after bonus was sliced and Clarksons money disappeared.
  • Scorpio execs seize stake
    President Robert Bugbee and tanker team snatch 55,200 shares in Emanuele Lauro's freshly minted shipping outfit.
  • Buss boxship in pirate hit
    German owner's CSAV Rio de Janeiro avoids capture a week after another of its ships attacked.
  • Ships 'vulnerable' off Nigeria
    Piracy attacks down in first quarter but violence increasing as shipping threatened off West Africa.
  • Seadrill hires new CFO
    Ex-Shell executive Esa Ikaheimonen fills seat vacated by Trond Brandsrud.
  • Were you sleeping, mate?
    Federal investigators are exploring whether the first mate of bulker aground on the Great Barrier Reef was snoozing at the time of the crash.
  • Capes lead dry delivery burst
    A capesize newbuilding was delivered almost every other day in the first quarter as dry-cargo fleet growth accelerated.
  • Hallin takes Seacor AHTS
    UK owner taps new financial firepower to buy offshore vessel from Seacor Marine.
  • Globus snaps up supras
    George Karageorgiou-led bulker owner buys two China-built 57,000-dwt bulker resales for $65.6m.
  • Owners may seek tax costs
    Norwegian government could be slapped with claims for costs arising from axed unconstitutional tax bill.
  • Three of Rio four log appeals
    Only Stern Hu will not challenge sentence handed down by Chinese court following bribery and corruption scandal.
  • Tallink numbers turn rosy
    Estonian ferry group sees passenger numbers and freight levels jump across the board on a year ago.
  • Scandlines inks ro-pax duo
    Baltic ferry operator invests EUR230m on two ro-pax vessels at beleaguered Volkswerft Stralsund.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • LaHood unveils Marine Highway initiative
  • Aussies offload oil from grounded ship
  • Icebreaking? It's cool
  • Pa. strikes out on I-80 toll plan
  • Ex-Im Bank, Google join forces for small shippers
  • L.A., Long Beach update clean air plan

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Five-day cruises from St. Petersburg
    The Russian company S-Continental, which is a part of the Petersburg Music Industry media group, is planning to launch a cruise service from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, Stockholm and
  • Norwegian shareholder in Swedish safety firm
    Anthon B Nilsen AS has taken a stake in Scandinavian Safety Training Centre, SSTCAB. The Norwegian company has through a private placement acquired 1/3 of the shares in SSTCAB
  • Bulk carrier hijacked
    The Turkish flagged Bulk Carrier Yasin C has been hijacked 250 nautical miles east of Mombasa, Kenya, EU Navfor reports. The vessel has a crew of 25, all believed to
  • Sharp hike in volumes for Tallink
    March 2010 became a much better month for Tallink than the corresponding month last year. The number of passengers on the Estonian operator's routes increased by 36 per cent, private

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 8, 2010
  • Prices weaken across Europe
    NYMEX showing further losses in early trading.
  • Russian yard expects orders for bunker tankers
    Nevsky Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Plant will deliver second bunker vessel next month.
  • Middle East prices fall
    Demand and avails 'fair' in Fujairah.
  • Shipping company to pay 'heavy price'
    Australian officials say issues of liability for grounding of a bulker on the Great Barrier Reef will be pursued 'very, very strongly'.
  • Bunker mother-ships collide
    Investigation underway in Gibraltar.
  • Aegean ready to develop Jamaica storage facility
    Purchase of Kingston property agreed, further investments expected.
  • Vessel allowed to bunker after Indian port relents
    Ukraine had asked India to ensure the vessel was given assistance.
  • Singapore prices sliding
    Bunker prices in other key Asian ports show mixed price movements.
  • Singapore residual fuel stocks hit record-high
    Middle distillate stocks also rose to a three-week high.
  • UBT moves to new office in Singapore
    Growing business spurs move to larger head office.
  • Malaysian multi-products oil hub to be ready by August 2011
    The project, delayed by seven months of land stabilisation works, is 61% completed.

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