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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 9, 2010
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  • Somali pirates widen reach despite EU force
    Pirates off the coast of Somalia cannot be defeated from the sea alone, a senior naval commander said on Tuesday, saying they pose a threat to trade across a huge swathe of the Indian Ocean.
  • Aussie floods may lift shipping rates
    Commodity-shipping rates, down 22 per cent last month, may gain after flooding in Australia disrupted coal exports, potentially forcing buyers to look further afield for supplies, Arctic Securities ASA said.
  • Port Klang to have maritime institute
    Malaysia is poised to be a world class professional maritime training centre, under a private initiative to plug the worldwide shortage of seafarers.
  • Cruise ship breaks down in Antarctic

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 9, 2010
  • Overcapacity may trigger market share quest and rate war
  • Box feeder, barge collide in HK, 2 dead, 6 feared drowned
  • Shipowners urge IMO to adopt overweight container rule
  • MISC to add 2,758-TEU ship to Halal Express 2
  • Logwin opens new logistics facility in Shanghai
  • American diesel prices hit highest level in two years
  • Once desperate Icelandair sees profit after volcanic year
  • United Continental consolidated traffic up 4.8pc
  • Three Florida West execs indicted in price-fixing case

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 9, 2010
  • Continental Shipping Logistics forms transportation subsidiary
  • FEI Cargo wins 'Leader of Tomorrow' award in Transport & Logistics
  • GE Shipping delivers Jag Pragati
  • INTTRA expands network to offer NVOCC e-commerce platform
  • Maritime working group formed with Norway
  • Seatrade to present special award to counter piracy
  • Shreyas Shipping & Logistics signs MoU with Tata Motors
  • Ban on rice exports to Bangla relaxed
  • Oilmeal exports soar
  • P. Mara Pandiyan, IAS, takes charge as MPT Chairman
  • Port of Antwerp to get familiar with Kandla/Mundra trade this weekend
  • Slovenia invites ex-im trade to use Koper port as springboard to EU
  • EU to set clear rules for air cargo screening
  • ...exports unlikely this year
  • Early deregulation of diesel prices unlikely
  • EEPC sees $ 5-bn flowing into renewable energy
  • FinMin's mid-year review sees GDP growth exceeding 9 pc
  • French cos to pump in $ 13.37 bn
  • Infra developers thwarted by social hurdles
  • SC upholds 1998 order freeing sugar industry from 'licence raj
  • Tax kitty swells
  • AIMA conference on PPP in Bangalore this month
  • Nepal keen on inking BIPA

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2010
  • Sea law tribunal to hear treasure seeker case over research ship "Louisa"
    The Hamburg-based International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea has said that the country Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has instituted proceedings against Spain in a dispute con...
  • Wincanton renews contract with Magnet in UK
    British logistics service provider Wincanton has had its contract with Magnet, a kitchen and joinery specialist, renewed for a further five years. The contract, which was originall...
  • DHL Supply Chain to manage all warehousing and distribution logistics for Wehmeyer
    DHL Supply Chain has taken over all warehousing and distribution logistics activities for clothes manufacturer Wehmeyer. Wehmeyer has collaborated with Deutsche Post DHL since 2009...
  • Bridgestone extends Fiege contract
    Bridgestone, a leading tyre manufacturer, has extended 30 years of cooperation with the German logistics service provider Fiege before the expiry of the current contract. The Japan...
  • BÖB supports North Rhine-Westphalia in inland shipping sector
    Germany's association of public inland ports (Bundesverband Öffentlicher Binnenh'fen, B'B) and the federal state of North Rhine-Westphalia have agreed that the projected increase i...
  • Viela Export building modern agri-logistics centre in Sassnitz-Mukran
    The foundation stone for Viela Export GmbH's new agri terminal was recently laid close to berth 5 at the German ferry port Sassnitz. The new hall, covering 1,900 sqm, will be used ...

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Kvichak building second catamaran for Long Beach Transit
  • $323.6 million more for second Ford class aircraft carrier
  • Hapag-Lloyd IPO planned for 2011
  • Antarctic cruise ship in trouble ... again

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Seattle Port Commission funds environmental projects
  • Freight transport index up during month of October
  • Panama Canal Authority working with Port of Long Beach
  • Port of Bellingham teams up for economic development
  • General Dynamics NASSCO launches new product carrier

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • UK cuts hit crew training funds and safety reporting system
    Spending cuts slash maritime training subsidy and see an end to confidential reporting system CHIRP
  • UK announces three year freeze on light dues
  • Catch-22 for UK shipping
  • UK keeps top spot in marine insurance
  • Baltic Trading commits to dividends
    Peter Georgiopoulos dry-cargo vehicle seeks to reassure investors that respectable...
  • Gas business shows signs of a revival in...
  • ICS hits back at 'misleading' claims by Carbon War Rooms
    Richard Branson-led environmental group has misrepresented Shipping's emissions...
  • Green group puts ship EEDI data online
  • China yards warn owners to mind the financing gap
    Concerns raised over ability of western shipowners to access Chinese loans
  • China flexes its ship finance muscles

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Sietas order marks yard breakthrough
    DUTCH marine services group Van Oord today became the first shipowner to place a newbuilding contract for an offshore turbine installation vessel in Germany
  • Nautilus: UK has 'chipped away' at shipping
    BRITAIN'S government has "chipped away" at the UK maritime sector, imperilling shipping's push to correct a 'seafaring skills crisis', Nautilus said today
  • US yards lobbyist folds
    THE AMERICAN Shipbuilding Association, lobbyist for the largest US yards, has confirmed that it will dissolve at the end of this year
  • Bulker rescue hailed
    THE RESCUE of the bulker Golden Seas shows that ship safety in the Aleutian Islands has improved, the US Coast Guard said today
  • India port deal sealed
    A DEAL has been signed that paves the way to develop non-LNG cargo facilities at Hazira in Gujarat
  • UK freezes light dues
    THE UK said today it will maintain light dues at current levels for three years
  • Antarctic cruise ship heads to safety
    A CRUISE vessel was heading today for Ushuaia in Argentina after being stranded in the Antarctic, the Argentine navy has told reporters
  • Ship blocks Kolkata
  • Botany seeks box cure
  • Grain chain to be loosened in West
  • Rocket crash delays GPS rival
  • Kitimat scheme imperiled
  • Asia Pacific/Black Sea service restored
  • Qatargas ships its first LNG to Dubai
  • Japanese groups ride on higher vehicle exports

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Energy Department Forecasts Rising Oil Prices
  • Freight Index Climbed 0.2 Percent for October
  • Labor Intensifies Driver Classification Battle
  • Attempted Bombings Spur International Security Talks
  • Bipartisan Group Urges Overhaul of U.S. Transport Policy
  • Brady Promises Support on Free Trade Agreements
  • Barge Service in Virginia to Resume
  • Collision Near Kolkata Stalls Shipping
  • Mica Named Transportation Committee Chairman
  • Port of Seattle Approves Environmental Funds
  • U.S. Targets Ship Emissions Off Puerto Rico, V. Islands
  • Disabled Bulk Ship Reaches Alaska Port
  • DHL Launches Direct Paris, Frankfurt Flights to U.S.
  • NY-NJ Port to Spend $65 Million on Terminal Roads
  • Dynamex Gets $248 Million Takeover Bid
  • OOCL Considers Super-Sized Containership Order
  • Court Delays Jones Act Antitrust Ruling
  • CSAV Upgrades Chile-U.S. Service
  • Panama Canal, Long Beach Ink Marketing Pact
  • Jack Kyser, Economist, Dies at 76
  • Air France-KLM Cargo Climbs 6.1 Percent
  • NY-NJ Port Sets Infrastructure Fee

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Le Havre welcomes 100th behemoth
  • DHL sets out stall up to 2015
  • UN's Ban: 'don't let perfect be the enemy' of climate deal
  • Tropical parent Nicor changes hands
  • RCL-KAMBARA JV confirmed

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • ITC overhauls VLCC sales offer
    Bond affiliate of John Fredriksen's Independent Tanker Corp revisits auction of Frontline pair as charters near completion.
  • NOCC notches up another deal
    Lars Solbakken-led owner boosts its buying power after shedding shares in one of its older vessels.
  • Wells weighs in on CPP expansion
    Equity analyst says third-party ship acquisitions may land in the crosshairs at Capital Product Partners.
  • Dolphin storms seismic sector
    GC Rieber closes in on $100m charter deal as Atle Jacobsen-led software outfit sets sights on seismic services shift fuelled by $65m share sale.
  • Stolt-Nielsen feasts on shares
    Value of Oslo-listed tanker owner's personal stake tips $90m after indulging in share buy-backs.
  • Wills not Shell-shocked by proposal
    Shipowner Ben Lundqvist offered some enticing commissions when Prince William joined ICAP's tanker team today.
  • Safe chief coy on cape coup
    Loukas Barmparis says there is "no secret" as to how the company scored a 7% discount on a capesize order in China.
  • Tide Sjo orders ferry double
    Norwegian owner paying $20m for two passenger catamarans at domestic shipyard.
  • Koutsoubelis quits second post
    Restis finance chief departs as a director of Freeseas only weeks after dropping a similar post at Seanergy.
  • Exmar clinches gas charter
    Euronext-listed owner jumps back in the gas grind with time charter tied to its oldest LPG carrier, brokers say.
  • RBS applauds TUI's timing
    German group's decision to cash its chips in Hapag-Lloyd via an IPO comes at a good time, RBS says.
  • Kazan City pays spill penalty
    Russian tanker fined for oil leak in Georgian port of Poti.
  • Tanker fined over sewage dump
    Tokyo's Global Marine less affluent after effluent discharge off Xiamen, China.
  • Cancellations need to triple
    Greek broker says axing of newbuildings needs to rise three-fold to prevent problems in the capesize market.
  • Latvian Shipping reveals huge loss
    Riga tanker owner's delayed 2009 accounts show $82.6m hit from falling property prices.
  • Cruise trouble in Antarctica
    Greece's Clelia II suffered handling problems after losing one engine off Argentina, but crew managed to fix it.
  • Vopak taps Asian market again
    Dutch tank terminals giant fixes Japanese loan worth $238m as it builds capacity.
  • Swissco shows its hand
    Singapore-listed offshore owner sets its sights on a fleet of 70 ships within two years.
  • Hijacked Faina had US up in arms
    WikiLeaks cable reveals threat of sanctions against Ukraine as photos show hijacked ship breaking embargo.
  • Wagenborg ships collide off Holwerd
    Dutch owner's ferry and new cargoship damaged in clash 100 metres off Netherlands' port.
  • Paragon bulker makes port
    Disabled panamax bulker reaches safety of Dutch Harbor in Alaska after 500nm mile tow.
  • Daewoo linked to drillship deal
    Korean yard's share price rises as speculation mounts a new order announcement is imminent.
  • Fastnet hails start-up success
    Passenger numbers smash target on relaunched ferry run between Wales and Ireland.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 7-8, 2010
  • Maersk restart suspended Asia/Europe loop
  • Grand Alliance, Zim skip all-water loop sailing
  • COSCO to focus on South American network gap
  • UPS adds security step for retail shippers
  • UPS Mail Innovations adds Southwest center
  • U.S., Brazil reach tentative open skies deal
  • DB, China railways sign freight agreement
  • FedEx Freight cuts LTL Canada/U.S. transit times
  • U.S. coordinates renewable energy export promotion
  • Input sought on South American customs agencies
  • Toll raises $275 million to refinance debt
  • Congestion problems at Chennai
  • INTTRA adds shipper-NVO business
  • Vanguard picks 16 inland China office sites

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Swedish Club's P&I tonnage grows
    The Swedish Club reports strong growth in the first nine months of the year. The P&I book is at a record level, totalling 46.6 million GT as of

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 8, 2010
  • Crude down after unexpected gain in US inventories
    Oil slips after DOE report shows gasoline supplies rose 3.81 million barrels last week.
  • Fujairah bunker market softens
    Product avails extremely tight in Durban.
  • Bunker prices weakening in Europe
    Hamburg market disrupted by fog.
  • Kittiwake acquires emissions monitoring company
    Environmental compliance 'is one of the main drivers for emissions monitoring'.
  • Reports: Pirates release bunker tanker
    Sources say ransom has been paid to Somali hijackers.
  • Disabled bulk carrier reaches port safely
    'Very different outcome' to the Selendang Ayu grounding in 2004.
  • Vopak secures $240 million from Asian investor
    Chief financial officer say deal shows confidence in Vopak's growth potential.
  • Bunker prices fall mid-week
    Generally lacklustre demand on Wednesday at Asia's key bunker hubs, traders say.
  • Bunker trader joins Swedish firm
    Trader to handle Far East Russian ports.
  • Far East Russian bunker ops resume on better weather
    Bunkering at three main ports 'back to normal.'
  • WFS president buys and sells shares of the company
    Transactions complete Kasbar's participation in a stock trading plan adopted in May 2010.
  • Bunker spill from sunken vessel 'minimal'
    Cargo vessel sank off northern coast of the Philippines on Friday due to 'rough waves'.
  • 'Go East' to grow business
    Industry experts predict changing trading patterns and 'mature' residual business in Europe means growth will be in Asia.

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