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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
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  • Vale borrows US$1.2b for 12 new vessels
    Vale, the world's largest iron ore producer, said it plans to borrow US$1.23 billion from two Chinese lenders to finance the construction of 12 shipping vessels, taking advantage of falling borrowing costs to fund expansion.
  • Fire briefly halts shipping at large Venezuela refinery
    A fire tore through a dock where an oil tanker was loading on Saturday, briefly halting shipping at Venezuela's 310,000 barrel-per-day Cardon refinery days after a blaze shut another of the Opec member's oil units.
  • Pirates attack car carrier off Indonesia; crew unharmed
    Pirates boarded a Japanese auto transport ship and robbed its crew off Indonesia late on Friday, but no one was injured and the undamaged ship resumed its voyage, Japanese media quoted the transport ministry as saying.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
  • Global Shipper' Forum demands tough anti-trust laws in Asia
  • OECD sees box trade rising 10pc this year and 10pc next
  • China trade up 40pc to US$1.88 trillion in eight months
  • China strives to improve foreign investment climate: Xi Jinping
  • Taicang port launches two new services to Taiwan
  • ZIM levies US$250/TEU and $350/FEU atlantic rate hike
  • Maersk accused of anti-competitiveness at Gujarat Pipavav Port
  • Algiers congestion surcharge, and raft of others from MSC
  • North American demand for intermodal box shipments is booming
  • China Express Air resumes flights after close call landing
  • Cathay-Dragonair cargo up 13.1pc to 149,009 tonnes in August
  • Cargolux boosts transpacific, and adds 4th Taipei service
  • Locals to spend US$3.5 million on MidAmerica for Boeing plant
  • United Airlines sees RPMs rise 2.5pc in August

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 13, 2010
  • DCI to pay 30 pc dividend on Rs 70 cr. net
  • SCI follow-on offer likely in Dec.
  • WCO praises ISSA for upgrading quality standards
  • GPPL's equity shares listed at premium
  • Mormugao Port now ISPS-compliant with Access Control System
  • Trade upset with poor roads ear JNPT
  • Tuticorin Port emerges as major hub for coastal shipping
  • Consolidators resigned to less hectic Christmas
  • CWC pays 38 pc dividend
  • Increasing cargo handling pace & space on AAI radar
  • India, Bangladesh closer to rail alignments in Tripura
  • Pune CHAA unanimously elects office-bearers for 2010-12
  • Three of Iran's 5 FTZs close to India, offer tax sops
  • 14 pc rise in direct tax mop-up during April-Aug.
  • 2 pc of net may have to be set aside for CSR
  • Metal recycling cos seek softer rules to import radiation detection gadgets
  • Need seen to provide SEZs ample room to thrive
  • Policy on special mfg zones likely by year-end
  • Spices exporters want VKGUY sops back
  • CII holding rare event with world's exceptional strategist in creative thinking
  • US keen on better ties with India-US official

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International Transport Journalweb site
  • Norbert Dentressangle service provider for Brakes Group
    The French transport and logistics service provider Norbert Dentressangle has been appointed to provide a frozen consolidated distribution service by leading foodservice supplier, ...
  • Panopa organising 300th steel coil transport run for Petrofer
    The German logistics service provider Panopa Logistik GmbH, based in Duisburg, has organised the transport of steel coils for the 300th time for the Swiss firm Petro...
  • TNT expands activities in China
    The Amsterdam (Netherlands)-based postal and CEP operator TNT plans to invest EUR 170 million in Chinese domestic road delivery services over the next few years. TNT's EUR 170...
  • GL releases study for fuel cell systems on seagoing vessels
    Germanischer Lloyd (GL) and the Hamburg City Administration for Urban Development and Environment have compiled a market study for fuel cell systems. One conclusion of the study&nb...
  • Hybrid HGVs on trial in Quebec
    Hybrid trucks are undergoing trials on the streets of Quebec (Canada). The project should encourage forwarders to change to hybrid trucks. The study is being financed to the tune o...
  • New study shows European seaports recovering well
    According to a new study compiled by SCI Verkehr, an independent German consulting firm, European seaports are recovering noticeably. This means that the ports'...
  • Gebrüder Weiss appoints new director
    The Gebrüder Weiss group, headquartered in Lauterach (Vorarlberg, Austria), has selected its long-serving employee Werner Hagen to be the director of the company's finance and acco...
  • Horizon Lines receives 2010 Quest for Quality Award
    Horizon Lines, Inc, a leading US-based domestic ocean shipping and integrated logistics company, has been awarded a 2010 Quest for Quality Award from Logistics Management magazine....
  • UIRR lambastes German automobile industry association study
    The association of combined transport companies (UIRR) has sharply criticised a study commissioned by the German Automotive Industry association VDA. The study's findings claimed t...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • Tidewater to raise $425 million in private placement

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • Washington governor delivers Washington State Ferries report
  • US rail intermodal numbers hit high point during week
  • Navios Maritime Acquisition completes deal for seven tankers
  • Port of Seattle donates pair of airport fire trucks
  • Trucking association reports fatality numbers at record low

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • IG slams insurance ban on Iran ships
    International Group warns ban will drive shipowners with exposure to Iran sanctions to clubs outside Europe
  • Caution the watchword on trade with Iran
  • The unknowns abound on the impact of sanctions
  • Disentangling insurers from Iran's complex web
  • Cheng joins Navios as VLCC deal is sealed
    Navios Acquisition recruits Fred Cheng to bolster its business in Asia after taking...
  • Bold conservatism of Navios tanker move
  • Cargo shortage and new ships darken dry bulk supramax outlook
    Brokers cast doubt spot market will be able to pick up towards the end of the year
  • Owners turn blind eye to overcapacity crisis
  • Hellennic Shipyards sale stalls
    Fresh demands from Greek navy could derail sale to Abu Dhabi Mar
  • Owners gear up for growth by going to...

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • John Holland closes Oz port deal
    JOHN HOLLAND Group has won a A$276M ($256M) contract to build wharf infrastructure for Rio Tinto's Cape Lambert Port B project in Western Australia
  • Two held in HK ivory smuggling
    ANCHOVIES reportedly turned out to be elephant tusks when Hong Kong customs searched two shipping containers
  • China's iron ore imports fall
    IRON ORE imports to China plunged 13% in August, the biggest drop in seven months, the General Administration of Customs said today
  • Ukraine rejects grain curbs
    UKRAINE today rejected the option of restricting grain exports

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • Teamsters Seeks Major Restructuring at YRC
  • NS Chief Moorman Says Rail Legislation Must Wait
  • Virginia Ends Consideration of Three Terminal Bids
  • Truckload Spot Rates Level Off, Carriers Eye Contracts
  • KCS Sees Mexico-US Container Growth
  • Cargo Tonnage in India Grows 1 Percent
  • Appliance Makers Embracing Near-Sourcing, Freight Exec Says
  • Railcar Owners Reduce Idled Fleet
  • CP Expands Intermodal Train Productivity 45 Percent
  • Conversions Signal Business Turnaround, says AEI
  • Obama Disappoints Waterways Operators
  • Trucker Knight to Build Fleet, Sees Few Acquisitions
  • Frankfurt Cargo Volume Hits August Record
  • ABF Talks with Teamsters, Lobbies Congress
  • P&G Building Huge China Distribution Center
  • What Constitutes a Contract?
  • Lufthansa Boosts August Cargo 18.7 Percent
  • The Coastal Debate
  • GOP Senator Talks with Obama on Transport Policy
  • If the Class Fits'
  • One-Stop Drop
  • UK to Offer Legislation to Privatize Royal Mail

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • Iran isolated?
    The past couple of weeks have seen the Japanese and South Korean Governments follow the United Nations Security Council (UN) and administrations in the European Union and the US and impose more rigorous sanctions on Iran over fears of what it's nuclear development programme is all about.
  • HSBC Global Research points to slowing rates of growth
  • MSC collision case still on-going
  • Japan and India to strike FTA
  • Taiwan's duo report healthy H1 10 results
  • East African ports fight for landlocked cargo

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • K-Sea crew fingered in barge bash
    NTSB says disabled duck boat's radio warnings to K-Sea tug fell on deaf ears prior to fatal allision in US waterway.
  • Banks back Vale VLOCs
    Brazilian mining behemoth bags $1bn loan to bankroll 12 bulker newbuildings.
  • Siem PSV scores EMGS gig
    Oslo-listed survey player rings Norwegian offshore outfit for aid in acquiring 3D data.
  • Navios seals Cheng tanker deal
    Navios Maritime Acquisition ties up seven-unit VLCC swoop amid rumours about seller Fred Cheng's job prospects.
  • Pirates caught red handed in IRTC
    Danish Navy forced to shoot through skiff's bow as dramatic pictures show suspects dumping weapons.
  • Broker Steensland hospitalised
    Elderly Norwegian shipbroker Inge Steensland suffers stroke and is taken to hospital, TradeWinds hears.
  • Hong Kong seizes smuggled ivory
    Customs agents crack open containers to seize $1.4m worth of undocumented elephant tusks destined for China.
  • Union fights BC Ferries ruling
    Canadian arbitrator says masters and other senior officers should be excluded from workers' organisation.
  • Blaze closes PDVSA crude terminal
    A key Caribbean tanker transhipment terminal has been put out of action by a major fire.
  • Tidewater eyes buys with refinancing
    Dean Taylor-led offshore vessel owner to raise $425m in two private placements with tonnage on menu.
  • Quotes of the week
    Norwegians wax lyrical about Brazilians as Todd Hornbeck prepares to give US decision makers a ticking off.
  • Missing today's paper in Norway?
    Due to a flight problem from London Heathrow, TradeWinds will be delivered in Norway on Monday.
  • New5 In Numb3rs
    Top tanker owner NITC is facing sanctions trouble despite efforts to distance itself from the Iranian state while a group of hijackers find piracy doesn't always pay.
  • CSC eyes return to glory
    Sri Lankan owner aiming to make a profit within six months and expand into passenger shipping.
  • Lauritzen confirms Caecilie sale
    Danish owner says 2009-built capesize has gone to Sinokor of South Korea.
  • Samsung hauls in five
    South Korean shipbuilder says it has won orders for five tankers and an offshore platform.
  • Tanker blast leads to spill
    Clean-up continues following explosion in cargo tank on FSO off Indonesia.
  • Forklift fiasco at Newcastle
    Driver rescued after plunging into sea while unloading P&O cruiseship in Australia.
  • Warship and tug collide
    UK destroyer damaged in collision with Svitzer vessel off Southampton.
  • Gotlandia II ferry hits ramp
    No injuries reported after Rederi AB Gotland vessel suffers damage at port of Oskarshamn.
  • Marineco opts for Damen
    Scottish vessel operator goes to Dutch specialist shipbuilder for offshore wind industry newbuilding
  • Kawasaki Kinkai to rise
    Japanese bulker and ro-ro owner looking forward to better first half although revenue increase to be modest.
  • Passengers tell of 'horror cruise'
    Pullmantur abandons African cruise in the Canaries after air con, toilets and electricity fail.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • GSF:Carriers skirt contracts on 'unprecedented scale'
  • Navy captures pirates on containership
  • Seaboard offers new Belize service
  • Investigators study role of cargo in UPS plane crash
  • Cathay air freight volume up 13%
  • Seaway floats high on grain shipments
  • Obama's infrastructure proposal excludes waterways
  • Norfolk Southern opens Heartland Corridor
  • U.S. exports up 1.8% in July
  • Gallo-Aquino named Ryder's controller
  • Dascher opens sea freight branch in Rotterdam
  • U.S. freight brokers report 2Q results
  • Singapore container volume up 10% in July
  • Busan container volume, services rise
  • Hong Kong July volume hits two-year high

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • AtoB@C to order newbuilding
    AtoB@C Shipping in Ystad on the Swedish south coast has ordered a newbuildning from the Dutch shipyard Bodewes. The newbuilding is a 4.000 DWT dry cargo vessel with
  • Dueodde sold to New Zealand
    Bornholmstrafikken has sold their ropax ferry Dueodde to a New Zealand buyer in accordance with the future plan for the traffic to Bornholm. Dueodde will be delivered after docking shortly
  • Two Danish vessels sold on auction
    Two Danish owned vessels have been sold via auctions. In Miami the German Lubeca Marine Management hammered down the coaster Stella Maris for USD 3.5 million. The 2008-built
  • STX Norway to build LNG powered PSV
    STX Norway Offshore has entered into a new contract with Olympic Shipping for the building of an LNG powered Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel is scheduled for delivery in Q1

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 10, 2010
  • Bunkers waiting for more market direction
    Debate between bulls and bears still ongoing.
  • Bullish crude nudges bunker numbers higher
    Firming mostly seen, but local factors coming into play.
  • Performance monitoring can cut bunker costs
    Eniram says its Fleet Performance Monitoring System (FLEET) allows active monitoring of key performance indicators.
  • End of week prices mainly down in Rotterdam, Hamburg
    NYMEX showing gains of more than $1.50 in early trading.
  • IFO prices rise in Fujairah
    Tight avails for prompt deliveries in UAE bunker hub.
  • LNG marine fuel an 'economically positive reality'
    DNV to class 'world's first' LNG-fuelled coaster.
  • German owner to pioneer LNG-fuelled container ship
    A first for use of LNG as fuel on a container ship and in worldwide trading says partner DNV.
  • Bunker operations will 'start in a big way'
    But SLPA chairman refuses to give details of Hambantota plans.
  • Bulker 'to blame' for Mumbai collision, says inquiry
    Bio-cleaning 'oil zapper' being used to clear bunker spill.
  • Hong Kong IFO prices up by $5.50 pmt
    Demand generally weak in key Asian ports.
  • ABS to study add-on device for 3-4% enchanced propulsion
    Teams up with Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute for two year R&D project.
  • Wartsila Marine ECC product improves power by 8-12%
    Uses 'Organic Rankine Cycle' technology to generate more energy.
  • 10% of Germanischer Lloyd fleet to get Environmental Passport
    Reflection of trend to reduce environmental implications of shipping, company says.
  • Aegean expands bunkering operations with newbuild
    Takes delivery of new bunker tanker to serve markets in Gibraltar and Tangiers, Morocco.

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