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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
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  • Logistics hubs small on space, big on efficiency
    Both Singapore and the Netherlands have to bank on efficiency to compete as logistics hubs in their respective regions, Camiel Eurlings - the Dutch Minister of Transport, Public Works and Water Management - told BT yesterday.
  • Maersk to use cleaner fuel at HK berth
    Aiming to reduce noxious fumes in one of the most densely populated parts of Asia, the Danish shipping giant Maersk Line said on Tuesday that its ships would switch to low-sulphur fuel when at berth in Hong Kong - a move it hopes will help quicken regulation in Asia.
  • New head for Asia-Pacific region
    MAERSK LINE will have a new Asia-Pacific region head - Thomas Knudsen - from the start of November this year. Mr Knudsen, who will be based in Singapore, will report directly to Hanne Sorensen, Maersk Line's chief commercial officer.
  • Box cargo capacity may shrink as demand declines

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
  • Port Tracker: US box volumes to fall after 16pc September hike
  • Maersk's crystal ball gazing presents differing outlooks
  • Hong Kong shippers say carriers levy false box damage charges
  • Hong Kong's Felixstowe gets world's biggest cranes from Shanghai
  • China non-manufacturing activity index stays steady
  • Kerry Logistics supports Medecins Sans Frontieres' exhibition
  • China-Italy first half trade up 36.3pc to US$20 million
  • Shanghai to build US$4.41 billion in eco-vehicles by 2012
  • Alameda Corridor weighs heavily on LA, Long Beach finances
  • TransContainer Asia Pacific forges Korea-Russia-Europe link
  • Air freight makes Vietnamese produce highly competitive
  • Court backs Agility, charges dropped, but prosecutor presses on
  • India plans expansion of cargo facilities at major airports
  • No Christmas air cargo rush expected by Consolidators

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
  • Now, a rope trick to deter pirates!
  • Rising freight rates & input cost wilt rose exports
  • SCI testing new waters
  • DGAD lens over opal glass imports
  • FFFAI delegation to visit Genoa and Antwerp ports
  • Probe of steel dumping by US, EU on
  • Pulses imports from Myanmar dip
  • Record oilmeal exports likely in Sept.
  • KoPT gets tough on transit cargo non-lifters
  • KoPT names firm to make Eden channel navigable
  • CONCOR NWR awards becomes major annual milestone for trade

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 7, 2010
  • Ceva Logistics renews its partnership with Honda Logistics Europe NV
    Supply chain management and logistics service provider Ceva Logistics has signed a three year renewal agreement worth EUR 6.7 million with Honda Logistics Europe NV. The latter is ...
  • Dachser expanding platform in Dissen (Germany)
    The global logistics provider Dachser announced plans to expand its Dissen location by a 12,000 sqm warehouse on the fifth anniversary of its food logistics branch at that location...
  • TDG invests GBP 1 million in new depot in Newport UK
    As part of its drive to reduce carbon emissions, the British logistics service provider TDG is investing more than GBP 1 million in a new cooling plant at its temperature-controlle...
  • Egypt: massive Investments in transport infrastructure
    Egypt's former transport minister, Mahamed Mansour announced that an investment of EGP 90 billion (USD 16.3 billion) would be made in the country's road, rail, port and waterway in...
  • Japan' ports want to regain hub status
    Over the next few years, the Japanese government has ambitious plans to substantially enhance the attractiveness of the country's ports, which are gradually being circumvented by l...
  • Hamburg Süd names the "Cap Jackson" in Manzanillo
    The German shipping company Hamburg Süd recently held a naming ceremony for the "Cap Jackson" in Manzanillo (Mexico). The vessel is the first of two identical containersh...
  • Strong traffic increase for Finnair in August
    The amount of cargo carried by Finnair grew by more than 43% in August, compared to the same month last year. In scheduled traffic, the cargo volume rose by more than 22%, and carg...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • BP releases report of its Deepwater Horizon investigation
  • Made-in-China label costs Furuno, but rewards whistleblower

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • Port Tracker report predicts jump in September box numbers
  • Crowley Maritime buys Puerto Rican logistics group
  • Horizon Lines earns Quest for Quality honor
  • Seven Somoli pirates found guilty of attacking ship
  • Lockheed Martin team completes 60 percent of new LCS vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • P&O Ferries to axe up to 70 Dover jobs
    Proposal puts approximately 15% of workforce at UK ro-ro hub at risk
  • P&O Ferries set to announce UK job losses
  • Jobs to go as P&O Ferries plans cost cuts
  • P&O Ferries could relaunch Dover-Zeebrugge service
  • Standoff as Somali pirates board boxship
    Boxship and chemtanker seized in the Internationally Recognised Transit Corridor
  • Indian Ocean pirate attacks to surge as...
  • VLCCs removed from market as rates hit 10-month low
    Owners refuse to hire their ships at levels that effectively see them pay for crude...
  • Mixed fortunes likely in second quarter...
  • Relet difficulties emerge as box lines try to trim capacity
    Lines begin to withdraw sailings in anticipation of quieter first quarter after peak...
  • European box volumes see substantial gains of...

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • US import surge fades
    BOX RATES on the trans-Pacific routes peaked in July and are expected to weaken, the National Retail Federation has predicted in the US
  • US crude, LNG prospects diverge
    THE Energy Information Administration raised its forecast for US crude imports today, but significantly cut its LNG outlook
  • Union fears P&O sea layoffs
    MARITIME union Nautilus International told Fairplay today it fears that P&O Ferries might lay off seagoing workers
  • Crowley expands in Caribbean
    CROWLEY Maritime has acquired Puerto Rican freight broker Islandwide Air & Ocean to expand its Caribbean operations
  • MIS pockets $36.7M rig payment
    MARITIME Industrial Services, a UAE engineering group, said today it has received $36.7M from its client Petrodrill Offshore for jack-up rig KS Endeavor
  • Aker vessel wins ship of year
    THE AKER Solutions vessel Skandi Aker was today named international ship of the year for 2010
  • Seafarer from dredger sought
    A SEAFARER is still missing today from the Russian dredger Anabar, which hit rocks off the Sakhalin island of Moneron in the Sea of Japan last night

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • US Rails Haul Highest Volume since Autumn 2008
  • US Steel Imports Climb 18.6 Percent in July
  • Comprehensive Logistics Wins GM Contract
  • Factory Group Opposes Energy Taxes for Transport
  • Cargo on UPS Plane May Have Caught Fire
  • FreightCar Buying DTE Rail Service Assets
  • Billings Rise 13 Percent for Truck Brokers, 3PLs
  • YRC Worldwide Appeals Nasdaq Delisting
  • Maersk Names Asia-Pacific Chief
  • JAL Failure Boosts ANA Cargo
  • Crowley Acquires Puerto Rican Logistics Provider
  • Indian Inquiry Blames Khalijia-3 for Collision
  • TNT Launches Fully Electric Vehicles in China
  • World Food Programme Deploys GT Nexus Platform

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • TPT to put Cape Town wind plan in place
  • NS opens heatland corridor

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • NavGas offers Wall Street a peek
    CEO of privately-held gas player confident in tying up ten vessels amid anticipated surge in LPG production.
  • Ultrapetrol mulls bulker buys
    CEO of Nasdaq-listed shipowner says bulker acquisitions could be in the cards despite recent sale of Princess Katherine.
  • Pirates on Magellan Star
    CMF silent on second Somali piracy attack but sources tip German containership as 'unidentified' vessel hijacked in the Gulf of Aden.
  • Scorpio bosses top off their tanks
    Emanuele Lauro and top brass at New York-listed tanker player splash over half-a-million bucks to snatch stock.
  • Seaboard seals fresh reefer run
    Miami-based liner arm of US-listed Seaboard Corp steals another slice of Central American container trade with new Belize loop.
  • Olib G hijack confirmed
    No word on condition of eighteen crew onboard Greek chemical tanker snatched by pirates in Gulf of Aden.
  • Tsakos builds charter cover
    Greek owner fixes handysize products tanker for three years into South America.
  • Rolls-Royce seals Fjord1 deal
    Power systems giant to supply engines and thrusters to world's biggest LNG-fuelled ferry.
  • Greek tanker feared seized
    Chemical carrier Olib G and another ship understood to have been hijacked as Somali pirates end month-long break.
  • U-Ming takes wing in first half
    Taiwanese bulker owner has boosted revenue and profit in better markets.
  • ANL ship rescues fisherman
    Australian boxship spots man adrift in tuna boat off Papua New Guinea for three weeks.
  • VLCC master fears food shortage
    Captain of hijacked Samho Dream flags worsening conditions in past week before crude pirate cuts call.
  • Alaskan cruise line sold
    New Cruise West bookings suspended as six-ship family-owned fleet to be restructured.
  • Khalijia 3 blamed for collision
    Indian bulker mostly at fault for clash with MSC boxship that caused pollution off Mumbai.
  • Force majeure at Kiwi port
    Coal exports from New Zealand's Lyttelton Port have been disrupted by recent earthquake.
  • Antwerp forges Panama ties
    Belgian port hoping to boost South American trade with cooperation deal with Canal authority.
  • BWO wins BMG payment
    Norwegian offshore player set to receive settlement over failed Australian FPSO project.
  • Maersk leads the way in HK
    Danish line switching to low-sulphur fuel while vessels are in Hong Kong in bid to speed up green legislation.
  • NorthLink spared cuts pain
    Lifeline ferry services to Scottish islands safe for another year thanks to efficient operation.
  • Investors back Yangzijiang
    Shipyard's depository receipts soar as it becomes first Chinese company to list in Taiwan.
  • Hedland in China dip
    Iron exports from the world's largest bulk exporting port rise slightly, but China volumes fall 15%.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • Maersk to change 2 transatlantic rotations
  • MCC adds Manila calls to two services
  • Maersk won't accept 20-foot reefers in Oceania
  • TIACA trains East African forwarders
  • Second Freight buys new railcars
  • Obama calls for transport investment, reform
  • Echo makes senior appointments
  • Shipco starts FCL service to Afghanistan
  • OWL opens Singapore office
  • Report: September volume to grow 16%
  • New channel to Suez container terminal
  • EPA approves Guam offshore dredge dump

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • ESL Shipping's newbuilding named
    The 18,800 DWT bulk carrier under construction for ESL Shipping at ABG shipyard in India has been named Alppila. The vessel is ice strengthened, fulfilling the regulations of the highest
  • Maersk switches to low sulphur fuel
    Maersk Line will commence using low-sulphur fuel in their engines while at berth in Hong Kong, the company's emissions of sulphur oxides (SOx) and particles will be reduced by
  • Seven Somalis convicted for piracy
    Seven Somalis have been sentenced to five years in prison, respectively, for acts of piracy, the EU Navfor reports. The pirate gang attacked the German Navy tanker FGS Spessart on

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 8, 2010
  • Prices firming in Rotterdam
    Tightness on heavy fuel oil stocks.
  • MEPC 61: Caribbean ECA proposal
    US proposal expected to reduce nitrogen oxides by 10,000 metric tonnes and sulphur oxides by 28,000 by 2020.
  • Fujairah 180 cSt IFO prices fall $10
    Markets firming in Suez and Durban.
  • Fuel oil exports expected to fall
    St. Petersburg September volumes forecast to fall month-on-month.
  • Andatee secures loan from Chinese bank
    Bunker supplier says it will 'vigorously pursue' expansion.
  • Book review: Guide to Bunker Credit Risk
    'Any fool can succeed in a rising market but it takes good management to steer through a falling one.'
  • Voluntary low-sulphur switch 'first step' to regulation
    'We like regulation, it creates a level playing field,' says Hong Kong Shipowners Association.
  • Mid-week IFO prices largely firm
    Supplies 'tight' in Busan.
  • Shipping's CO2 challenge in the spotlight at GMEC
    20% reduction target by 2020 mooted at UNFCCC 'would mean 40% reduction target' for shipping, which experts doubt is achievable.
  • Current LNG cost 'half that of heavy fuel oil'
    GL outlines how obstacles to LNG could be overcome; admits size of fuel tanks would mean 'significant sacrifice' of cargo space.
  • Hard to improve 'devastatingly efficient' transport mode
    Global Maritime Environmental Congress in Hamburg hears how ships have become 97% more fuel efficient since they first began to use fossil fuels.
  • Japanese bunker supplier merges with distributor
    October 1 merger will result in name change, says Petro-Diamond Japan Corporation.
  • International supplier expands operations to Africa
    New office in South Africa gives group greater access to 'fast developing' oil activities in the continent.
  • Sinopec Fuel Oil to set up regional sales office
    Wuhan-based regional sales arm to oversee domestic operations, company source says.




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