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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 13, 2010
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  • Iron ore pricing switch may lift freight rates
    A switch by major miners to quarterly pricing of iron ore contracts is likely to lift rates in the short-term for larger capesize ships with volatile freight activity expected, brokers and analysts said on Friday.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 13, 2010
  • Fire destroys 90pc of Delhi's 60-hectare container depot
  • Fujian's foreign trade value up 50pc in first two months of 2009
  • Guangxi's foreign trade up 63pc in first two months
  • Cargo owner loses court claim for total loss after pirates seize ship
  • ELAA: Forget February year-on-year comparisons for Asia-Europe
  • Savannah container volume grows 32.5pc in March
  • Canada's lakers protest applying US EPA sea rules to inland waters
  • Navigation system provider Kelvin Hughes expands in Singapore
  • DB Schenker boosts gateway capacity in Milan
  • TNT signs deal with Shenzhen to move air DC from Guangzhou
  • Lufthansa summer boosts HK weekly flights from 5 to 7
  • Atlanta mayor wants Hartsfield-Jackson Airport cargo increase
  • Volga-Dnepr revenue down 15pc, but freight up 7pc in 2009

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 13, 2010
  • Chipolbrok adds project cargo vessel to Europe-India-Far East trade
  • Slow steaming attracts pirates to soft target
  • Eric Herman comes aboard Safmarine as CCO
  • Boxship deliveries poised to soar
  • Shipping confidence now at 15-month high
  • Maersk Shipping HK bags green award
  • AMET University holds enlightening symposium for marine engg cadets
  • Grand Alliance to relaunch CCX transpacific service
  • MAERSK LINE launches direct service from Far East to Tincan
  • CKYH/MOL's bigger ships on merged transpacific routes
  • UASC to impose Emergency Recovery Charge
  • OOCL to levy rate hike & CAF on Asia cargo outside Japan
  • MOL launches new Asia-USEC service
  • Hapag-Lloyd announces rate hikes from May 1
  • Container volumes shift from small to bigger UK ports
  • Guangzhou was world's 6th biggest box port in 2009
  • APL records revenue, rate, volume increases into March
  • Ningbo port to launch direct service from Jiaxing to Japan
  • NYK Tokyo CT using next-gen solar cells
  • CTSA to hike CAF back to 6 pc on May 1
  • Cardamom, chilli spice up export basket in February
  • Krishnapatnam port grows by almost 100 pc in 2nd year of operations
  • Even CHAs duty-bound to show documents for transporting goods outside a state, rules SC
  • CONCOR's ICD-TKD resumes operations after major blaze
  • US to step up financial ties with India
  • 9 offshore centres identified for information swap on illegal money
  • Cut taxes to boost tourism-Ficci
  • IMC to throw light on e-filing of ST-3 returns this Thurs.

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 9, 2010
  • MK Airlines temporarily suspends operations
    The Swiss forwarding and logistics service provider Panalpina announced Friday that it has been informed by its partner MK Airlines that the carrier is temporarily suspending ...
  • Over 330 events planned for Germany's logistics day
    Germany's official logistics day, which will take place on 15 April, has attracted over 330 events, surpassing what was offered last year, when 25,000 participants showed...
  • DHL wins logistics contract with Staples
    DHL has been awarded a multimillion dollar contract by Staples, the world's largest office supplies company. DHL will manage 32,000 teu annually of Staples' bonded export dist...
  • BPS Spedition sending trailers to Spain by train
    The Swiss forwarding company BPS Spedition has announced that with effect from today (12 April), it will forward four swap bodies per week on the new Basel-Barcelona (Spain)-Basel ...
  • The Howe Robinson Container Index on a rising tide
    The Howe Robinson Container Index (HRCI) climbed from 374.1 points for the week ending 17 March to 382.6 points for the week ending 7 April. The 8 point rise in the HRCI represents...
  • Port of Prince Rupert increases container throughput in March
    The Canadian port of Prince Rupert handled 22,942.8 teu in March this year, a solid increase compared to the 14,786.32 teu lifted in March 2009. Imported containers amounted t...
  • Grimaldi Group honoured as a 2009 supplier of the year by General Motors
    The Grimaldi Group (Italy) was recognized by General Motors as a 2009 Supplier of the Year for its significant contributions to GM's global product and performance achievement...
  • Damco appoints country manager for Panama
    The Danish logistics service provider Damco recently assigned the new post of country manager for Panama to Edgar Urrutia. He succeeds Fredrik Grill. Urrutia has 17 years...
  • MOL names new president and chairman
    The Japanese shipping company Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has promoted its president Akimitsu Ashida to chairman of the board, and its senior managing executive officer Koichi Muto t...
  • Klaus-Michael Kühne sells more shares in Kuehne & Nagel
    Klaus-Michael Kühne, majority owner of the logistics group Kuehne & Nagel, has sold another 1 million shares in his company for around CHF 107.4 million. At the end of November...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Shen Neng 1 refloated
  • MARINE LOG RADIO Interview: Signal International's Richard Marler
  • DNV unveils new containership concept
  • Nordic American Tankers to add two newbuilds

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Port of Portland schedules proposed budget public hearing
  • Hapag Lloyd vessel participates in Port of Seattle clean fuels program
  • "K" Line continues string of Port of Long Beach green awards
  • Newest Washington ferry in Everett for final outfitting
  • Port of Longview welcomes two new staff members

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Box sector would have gained from more severe slump
    Protracted recession needed to create long-term stability, says Seaspan boss Gerry Wang
  • Bulk carrier slippage hits record 42%
    First quarter levels higher than in 2009, Worldyards data shows
  • Shen Neng 1 freed from Great Barrier Reef
    Bulker refloated by three Svitzer tugs as Queensland government seeks to rise maximum fine to A$10m
  • Star Bulk inks capesize order at Hanjin Heavy
    Price understood to be identical to $53.5m newbuilding ordered last month

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Reef bulker refloated
    SALVORS today successfully refloated Shenzhen Energy's coal carrier Shen Neng 1, which ran aground on Queensland's Great Barrier Reef nine days ago
  • Paragon purchases Panamax
    PARAGON has announced that it is buying a Panamax bulker for $41M as part of its fleet renewal programme
  • Maersk cautious on recovery
    GLOBAL box trade growth might slow again as inventory levels across the economy are restored to more normal levels, a senior Maersk Line manager warned today
  • Pirates free Turkish bulker
    SOMALI pirates have freed a bulk carrier and hijacked a general cargo ship, EU NAVFOR has reported
  • Ership and CIMSHIP indicted
    PORTUGUESE shipowner CIMSHIP and Spanish ship management company Ership have been indicted on charges of conspiring to sidestep US pollution laws
  • China records trade deficit
    DEMAND for raw materials imported by ship has contributed to China recording its first monthly trade deficit in about six years, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • New Century IPO predicted
    RENEWING an IPO bid that foundered in 2008, New Century Shipbuilding of China is reportedly seeking to list in Singapore

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Sony Revises Ocean Contract Strategy
  • ABF, Teamsters Enter Concession Talks
  • Fuel Marketers Pump Congress for Biodiesel Credit
  • U.S., Mexico Move Closer to Cross-border Trucking
  • Diesel Jumps 5.4 Cents in Second Steep Climb
  • Canadian Pacific, Track Workers Reach Deal
  • Aguilar Pledges Communication at Customs
  • CSAV to Expand India-Middle East-Europe Express
  • INTTRA Starts Electronic Billing Service
  • IT Spending to Grow 8.4 Percent in 2010
  • Napolitano Tours Barcelona Port
  • Maersk Expects Slower Shipping Growth
  • Lawmakers, DOT Inspector Target PHMSA
  • Tampa Breaks Ground for I-4 Port Connector
  • New Carrier to Launch Trans-Pacific Loop
  • Brokers Seek Exporter Imbalance Solution
  • Shipper Wants Broker Liability Protection
  • Shorter Seas
  • Carmack Vs. COGSA
  • Communications Failure
  • Finding a Pacific Niche
  • Planting Future Freight
  • DOT Launches Marine Highway Program
  • Knight Weighs a Big Buy
  • French Connection
  • 'Friending' Shippers
  • Not So Quiet on the Western Front
  • Mail Boxed In
  • DOT, By the Numbers
  • Trucking's Hard Brake
  • Winning the Space Race
  • This Week
  • Damn Lies

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Evergreen to push the envelope with 100 boxship order
  • Engelstoft: shippers and carriers must work together
  • Sony puts carriers on quarterly review
  • UASC to strengthen Asia/N.Europe service
  • Euro roars back on Greek rescue deal

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Seadrill swoops on Scorpion
    John Fredriksen's offshore outfit targets controlling stake in Oslo-listed Scorpion Offshore days before its NYSE listing.
  • Bulker spurs 'magic pipe' cliff hanger
    Two European shipping outfits are facing fines of up to $18m in the US if convicted for alleged environmental crimes.
  • Transocean in SIX listing
    Zug-based drilling giant joins ranks of 'duel-listers' after getting green light from Swiss Exchange for a stock market listing.
  • Shen Neng 1 refloated
    No new oil leak visible from Chinese bulk carrier after successful lifting off Great Barrier Reef.
  • Where are the bulker fixtures?
    China's trade restrictions signal a sluggish week for dry sector but hunger for iron ore still stable, an analyst said Monday.
  • Frontline a 'cash machine' again
    Arctic Securities boosts tanker giant Frontline to buy amid promise of decent dividend ahead.
  • Ro-ro spills oil in Germany
    Investigation begins into incident at Bremerhaven involving Vasaland.
  • Paragon buys Greek bulker
    Michael Bodouroglou-led owner spends $41m on Irika Shipping panamax Iorana with three-year charter fixed.
  • Sevmash axes Odfjell payout
    Jan Hammer-led owner may hit Russian courts as shipbuilder says $45m arbitration award unenforceable.
  • Tsakos shares on the shelf
    Greek tanker owner registers to sell up to 2.32m shares "from time to time", partly for fleet expansion.
  • Star Bulk snares second cape
    Akis Tsirigakis-led owner confirms second capesize newbuilding order at Hanjin Heavy Industries.
  • Eitzen Chemical shoots up
    Shares in Oslo-listed shipowner are on the march Monday following upgrade from First Securities.
  • Polys: 'No tanker sale'
    Greek shipowner Polys Haji-Ioannou cans talk of fourth aframax departure.
  • Wartsila seeks 90-day lay-offs
    Finnish ship engine giant to make up to 900 domestic workers temporarily redundant to combat weaker demand.
  • Half of single-hullers not trading
    Only 43 of the 88 single-skin VLCCs still operational in December traded in the first quarter, figures show.
  • Supra pair for Cosco Guangdong
    Cosco Corp (Singapore) reveals $80m supramax brace penned by a mystery Asian owner.
  • Full City crew plead 'not guilty'
    Norwegian trial into grounding of Cosco bulker opens with master and chief officer protesting innocence.
  • NATS makes it 20
    Herbjorn Hansson's Norwegian suezmax specialist adds two newbuildings in Korea to build fleet further.
  • Goldenport in boxship swap
    Paris Dragnis-led shipowner opts to change geared containership into bulker at Chinese yard.
  • SeaFrance on the brink
    Five-day strike leaves cross-Channel ferry owner facing the end, as chairman plans bankrupty protection.
  • Salvors face speedy refloat
    Officials offering no guarantees the Shen Neng 1 will be successfully refloated as looming poor weather forces their hand.
  • Sinopacific in China IPO?
    Shipbuilder linked with Bourbon boss Jacques de Chateauvieux could list in Shanghai this year.
  • Harsher penalties for Oz spills
    Queensland Premier Anna Bligh says maximum fines for shipowners involved in oil spills will rise 10-fold.
  • Pilot averts cruise crunch
    Carnival's Pacific Dawn loses power in Brisbane river, but brought to a stop 70 metres from bridge.
  • Tug sank after master lost control
    UK accident report finds Ijsselstroom lost at Peterhead due to excessive speed of towing operation.
  • Sevmash wins cash
    Russian prime minister Putin confirms state budget allocation for new shipyard equipment.
  • Five on sell-off list
    Indian policy paper reveals names of latest privatisation candidates, including SCI.
  • Second gas ship tops $500
    The LPG carrier Norgas Traveller is said to have achieved $575 per ldt from Indian scrappers.
  • Yangzijiang mulls options
    Singapore-listed Chinese yard holds preliminary talks on dual Hong Kong or Taiwan listing.
  • DSME bags driller order
    Barge to drill for oil at Zhambyl field in Kazakhstanfor consortium led by Korea National Oil.
  • Flex LNG eyes Australian gas
    Oslo-listed player in "advanced talks" over floating liquefaction venture.
  • Yang Ming issues bonds
    Taiwanese shipowner raises TWD5bn from investors with five year notes issue; funds to repay debt.
  • Ships robbed off Malaysia
    Chemical tanker and capesize bulker attacked within 48 hours of each other by armed robbers.
  • Polys sells yet another
    Brightoil once again steps in for Greek aframax newbuilding as Solea fetches nearly $53m.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Evergreen to order up to 100 ships
  • Iranian ships take on new identities
  • Coal ship refloated in Australia
  • STB to hold hearing on Maine abandonment
  • China runs March trade deficit
  • Agility reports profit growth in 2009
  • NFTC seeks bigger U.S. sugar import quota
  • Highway project benefits Tampa port
  • Reefer yard opens in Iraq port

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Chinese bulker pulled afloat from Great Barrier Reef
    The Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng I, which run aground on the Great Barrier Reef on April 3 has been pulled afloat, international news agencies report. The vessel, carrying 65,000
  • Ten Swedish tankers to hoist the Danish flag
    The flight from the Swedish registry continues and the next company to lower the Swedish flag is Dons'-based Sirius Rederi. The company has opened an office in Fredericia in
  • Those responsible for Great Barrier Reef grounding to be prosecuted
    Those responsible for the Chinese bulk carrier Shen Neng I running aground on the Great Barrier Reef and leaking oil, will be prosecuted as the vessel clearly was on an
  • Two Esvagt vessels for Greenland drilling campaign
    Esvagt A/S has chartered two standby/rescue vessels from Scottish Capricorn Energy Limited (a subsidiary of Cairn Energy PLC UK), Edinburgh, for its drilling campaign off the West coast
  • Heavylift carrier loaded Svitzer tugs
    The German heavylift carrier Annegret has successfully loaded the two M-class tugs from Svitzer Scandinavia in Bremerhaven. The Svitzer Menja, to be renamed Svitzer Myall, was loaded first, followed
  • Bulk carrier released ' another ship hijacked
    The hijacked Turkish flagged bulk carrier Yasin C has been released, reports EU Navfor Somalia. The vessel was hijacked 250 nautical miles east of Mombasa, Kenya, on April 7. The

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 12, 2010
  • Mixed price movements in European hubs
    Demand and avails 'good' in Rotterdam.
  • Vopak opens new storage terminal in Jakarta
    Vopak's Indonesian partner has presence in the country's bunker market.
  • Small price gains in Fujairah, Durban
    Bunker markets largely stable.
  • Shipping companies face fivefold increase in pollution fines
    Australian state government wants fines of over $9 million following latest bunker spill.
  • Singapore prices buck firming trend
    Demand for bunker fuel in Singapore weak compared to other key Asian ports.
  • Swedish exporter warns of ECA impact
    Holmen Paper says higher bunker costs may force it to cut back on use of marine transport.
  • New ship joins Seattle's clean fuels scheme
    Hapag Lloyd ship launched in 2009 also using 'eco speed' to cut emissions.
  • Glencore receives acceptance of 2.7 million Chemoil shares
    The global commodities trader does not intend to extend offer beyond the closing date.
  • Bominflot appoints bunker trader
  • UBT promotes bunker traders
  • DNV unveils new container ship concept
    Designed to reduce fuel usage while maximising transport capacity.

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