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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
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  • PSA's Kuah Boon Wee quits to join MTQ
    PSA International's CEO for the Middle East and South Asia, Kuah Boon Wee, has resigned to join oilfield equipment engineering specialist MTQ Corporation as its CEO from July 1.
  • Drydocks S-E Asia sees flat sales this year
    Ship and rig builder Drydocks World is aiming to generate US$800 million worth of sales from South-east Asia this year, steady from 2009, signalling the offshore marine industry remains cautious after the financial crisis.
  • Coal carrier officers charged over damage to Great Barrier Reef
    Australian authorities yesterday arrested and charged the master and officer on watch of the Chinese coal carrier which ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef, damaging the famous marine park.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • ZIM Asia, Med, European service calls at Da Chan Bay
  • MSC extends Med hubs on Far East-Middle East run
  • Maersk COO: Rates to break even, but remain fragile
  • The Containership Company starts Great Dragon service April 17
  • CSAV extends coverage on India-Middle East-Europe (IMEX) service
  • NOL names ex-ExxonMobil and DBS execs to the board
  • DHL wins 32,000-TEU a year China cargo contract from Staples
  • Tampa port nearly doubles size of container terminal
  • Air Macau launches Macau-Tokyo service
  • Miami's Arrow Air faces closure and 473 layoffs
  • Russia's Aeroflot expects 270pc increase in 2009 profits

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Crescent Shipping knocks out JNPT to win Champions Trophy
  • INTTRA eInvoice begins transmission
  • HSL delivers 53,000-DWT vessel to Good Earth
  • Fuel oil leaks after ship hits berth at Gopalpur port
  • Bunkering prospects in Chennai outlined at Iocl meet
  • GE Shipping delivers Jag Layak to buyers
  • Shipping industry wants new security set-up to combat pirates
  • UK courts reject insurance claim for freight lost to piracy
  • European conference on outfitting of ships this month-end
  • Duty imposed on export of raw cotton & waste
  • 37 pc rise in cashewnut imports at New Mangalore Port
  • Environment Ministry rejects Positra as port site
  • AMCT sets national record on MSC Europe service
  • New norms impart greater role for CHAs
  • Rlys lays tracks to private funds in infra projects
  • ...misses 2009-10 freight target by a whisker
  • Rupee touches 19-month high
  • Sectoral export performance being assessed
  • Trade urges RBI against key rate hikes
  • 4th continuous month of double-digit industrial growth
  • Corridor to figure at Assocham-GIDB conference tomorrow
  • Bauma 2010 starts on Sun.
  • Kalantri mourns for Lech Kaczynski
  • CII taking out logistics safari to 3 African nations
  • Dilip Dandekar & Bhavna Doshi to steer IMC in 2010-11
  • Dr Renu Shome posted as Director in Council of EU Chambers

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • ThyssenKrupp Marine inks deal to sell Blohm + Voss
  • Keppel O&M to buy second Brazil shipyard
  • Arrests in Great Barrier Reef grounding case

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Port of Tacoma breakfast to look at supply chain thrends
  • Washington Governor marks opening of S. Royal Brougham Way bridge
  • Diana shipping places order for pair of Newcastlemax vessels
  • Alaska Airlines to offer second Portland to Hawaii flight
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics earns greenhouse gas emissions nod

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Terminals call for dry bulk design rethink
    Poor specifications for bulkers being pushed through for 2011 delivery could put lives at risk
  • Ransom payments could fall foul of Obama order
    Executive order will block US property of entities determined to be contributing to the Somalia conflict
  • Asian crude demand fuels tanker recovery
    Brokers upgrade listed tanker stocks to reflect turnaround in fortunes
  • Liberal Democrats manifesto pledges £400m for UK shipyards
    Funding to facilitate yard conversions to the manufacture of offshore wind turbines and other marine renewable energy equipment
  • Bigger fleet boosts Nakilat profits
    First quarter profits trebles as company takes delivery of 17 new LNG carriers in 2009

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Maritime judge's car blown up
    A JUDGE involved in high-profile maritime disputes in the Philippines was targeted by a bomber today in Manila
  • Deadline nears for safety awards
    THERE are just a few days left to enter this year's Safety at Sea International Awards, which recognise innovation across the safety spectrum
  • Obama issues piracy order
    US PRESIDENT Barack Obama has issued an executive order allowing US financial asset freezes of Somali piracy groups
  • Keppel buys Brazil yard
    KEPPEL Singmarine announced today that it has bought the Estaleiro TWB shipyard in the Brazilian city of Navegantes
  • Ivory Coast ports slowed
    A STRIKE by transport workers is reportedly slowing port activity in Ivory Coast, with workers today blocking access to fuel stations
  • Insurer help sought in piracy war
    THE MARINE insurance industry must take a greater role in promoting anti-piracy efforts, a UK parliamentary report has recommended
  • Athens taken to court on yard
    THE EC announced today that it will refer Greece to the European Court of Justice, where Athens will be accused granting unlawful aid to Hellenic Shipyards

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • UPS Projects 37 Percent Profit Expansion
  • Deutsche Post DHL CEO Claims U.S. Gains
  • House Members Rip Cross-Border Trucking
  • U.S. Rail Carloads Post First Monthly Rise Since 2008
  • CSX Hikes Crash Avoidance Costs to $1.2 Billion
  • Rails Discussing Reform with Congress
  • NYK Pulls Out of Middle East-Far East Service
  • Freight Index Rises for Second Month
  • DOT Stimulus Spending Reaches $10.4 Billion
  • Retail Sales Surge in March
  • Marseilles Establishes Brazil Representative
  • JDA Sets Post-Buyout Plans for i2 Software
  • Truckload Spot Prices Rocket in March
  • CSX Rates to Rise 4 to 5 Percent in 2010
  • Profit Falls at Russian Rail Carrier Globaltrans
  • Frankfurt Cargo Soars to Record in March
  • Rotterdam Rules Could Ease Electronic Transactions
  • Customs Brokers Swear in President
  • Great Lakes Shipping Makes Strong Early Start
  • Domestic Intermodal Primed for Growth

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Seabury optimistic about trade growth
  • MOL revamps African liner network
  • FMC Commissioner expresses doubts over EU anti-trust policy
  • UK trade gap shrinks to four-year low
  • Recovery beckons OOCL London

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • US holds 'secret' piracy panel
    Maritime big wigs gear up for 'secret' meeting in Washington as experts seek answers to questions raised by new US piracy policy.
  • Obama delivers piracy plan
    US President Obama issues executive order allowing US Treasury to freeze financial assets linked to Somali piracy groups.
  • Helix scores Statoil stamp
    Houston-based offshore owner lands contract from Norwegian oil major to aid in development of subsea service vessel.
  • Trico Marine offloads OSV
    Joe Compofelice-led offshore outift pockets $16m in anchor handler sale while subsea arm reveals $20m in fresh contracts.
  • Delays to hit 25% of VLs
    One in four VLCC newbuildings for 2010 will not deliver this year due to financial difficulties and yard hold-ups, says RS Platou Markets.
  • TEN admits Hesnes sale
    Nikolas Tsakos-led owner mum on details of tanker sale reported by TradeWinds a fortnight ago.
  • Hallin ROV gang shoots to fame
    Hunt for scuttled mafia ships off Italian coast ends with history dons happy.
  • Statoil fix spurs Seadrill buy
    John Fredriksen-backed offshore driller takes option on Jurong newbuilding after penning $650m charter with Norwegian oil firm.
  • Acergy prospers in the first
    Nasdaq-listed offshore shipowner posts strong rise in profit to start off 2010.
  • Essar bulker spills oil
    Fuel oil reaches beach after Malavika hit by out-of-control barge in Orissa, India.
  • SBM close to Petrobras deal
    Dutch FPSO player receives pre-commitment from Petrobras for Brazilian offshore contract.
  • Greece in EC hot water
    European Commission comes knocking for millions in 'illegal' subsidies made to Hellenic Shipyards.
  • Keppel buys TWB yard
    Singapore shipbuilder to spend $50m on Brazilian shipyard to boost offshore support vessel capacity.
  • Shen Neng crew arrested
    Master and officer-of-the-watch set court date after being charged with Great Barrier Reef grounding.
  • "Drunk" master held in Denmark
    Russian captain arrested after general cargoship heads straight towards power station in Oresund.
  • CMT inks $129m cape brace
    Chinese Maritime Transport's 203,000-dwt pair at CSBC more expensive than Diana bulkers.
  • Skuld dealt tax setback
    Douglas Jacobsohn led protection and indemnity club to appeal $19m court ruling in favour of the Norwegian state.
  • 'Ban bulkers from Barrier Reef'
    Australian Conservation Foundation demands coal ships find a new way in and out of port.
  • Kreuz fined over fire deaths
    Singapore shipyard admits safety failings in two 2008 incidents that killed three workers.
  • Moby to list this year
    Vincenzo Onorato's ferry group to start "new phase of growth" with Milan IPO.
  • Batista rules out second IPO
    Brazilian billionaire will not offer holding company EBX to the market after OSX shipyard IPO disappoints.
  • Diana's deal looks hot
    Analysts hail NYSE-listed owner's $118m newbuilding move as "shrewd" and "attractive".
  • Barge capsizes off US coast
    USCG rescue crews rush to contain a fuel spill as diesel spews from a barge which capsized near the Charles River Tuesday.
  • South Africa mulls repair yard
    Ports operator Transnet planning new shipyard to cater for re-routed vessels.
  • Marinakis' stake worth $40m
    Crude Carriers' chairman holds 14.4% of the newly-listed shipowner helped by repeat visits to his stockbroker of late.
  • Otto opts for notes issue
    Singapore offshore shipowner lines up SGD 500m sale to refinance existing debt.
  • Titan trims full-year losses
    Hong Kong shipbuilder and storage specialist slashes losses as it pulls out of VLCC trading.
  • Singapore sets new high
    Container volumes passing through Singapore reach their highest level since financial crisis.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • FMC's Dye suggests caution on reforms
  • Alphaliner: New services soaking up capacity
  • Warning issued over 'copycat' piracy
  • DHL upgrades service levels
  • Waterways recommendations head to Capitol Hill
  • CSX reports profit up 24%
  • U.S.-flag lakers quadruple liftings
  • Biodiesel industry seeks tax incentive extension
  • SAP vet Apotheker joins GT Nexus board
  • FMC reviews 21 OTI license applications
  • CORRECTION: DGX U.S. outbound service to Brazil
  • Hutchison to halt operations at Busan terminal
  • Argentina joins Megaports Initiative

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Drunk captain taken ashore by Danish police
    The Russian captain on the Moldavia-registered coaster Harmonia has been taken into custody by the Danish police after an incident in the Bay of Køge. The VTS Øresund sent
  • Australia arrests officers on grounded ship
    On Wednesday, the Australian police arrested two senior crew members of the Chinese coal ship Shen Neng 1 which ran aground on the Great Barrier Reef, charging them with damaging
  • Russian yard refuses to pay damages to Odfjell
    At the end of December last year, a court of arbitration in Stockholm ruled in favour of Odfjell against the Russian state-owned yard Sevmash ' but the yard is refusing
  • Somalia to combat piracy
    Somalia's interim government and the semi-autonomous region of Puntland vowed on Tuesday to work together to attack pirate lairs along the Horn of Africa nation's coast to try to
  • NGOs slam Bangladesh's ship-breaking law move
    The Bangladeshi government has amended a law allowing the world's largest shipbreaking industry to no longer require documentation from selling nations' environmental authorities certifying the vessels are free of toxic

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Prices show slight gains
    Prices falling in southern Europe.
  • Stockpile draw boosts markets
    Upward correction as inventory numbers bring surprise.
  • Fujairah prices bounce back
    NYMEX showing gains of more than $1 in early trading.
  • Captain and senior officer arrested after Australian bunker spill
    Officer on watch could face three years in jail.
  • World's largest cruise ship in new technology deal
    Six Royal Caribbean vessels to deploy technology from Eniram to increase fuel efficiency.
  • Work starts to lift bunkers from Alaskan wreck
    Operation to serve as a model for other oil-leak prevention projects.
  • Buyer mulls costly LSFO alternatives
    Planning 1.00% sulphur fuel purchases from June, lack of MDO as alternative for compliance.
  • Singapore market firms, demand low
    Most Asian markets seeing strong supply levels.
  • Singapore sees 10% growth in March container volumes
    Box throughput and bunker sales showing similar trends.
  • Global oil demand to reach record high in 2010
    IEA expects oil consumption to reach a record average of 86.6 million bpd in 2010.
  • Titan still in the red but terminal revenues surge
    Net loss of close to $69 million in 2009; completion of Exchange Offer critical and urgent for 2010.
  • Thailand bunker operations not affected by riots
    Business as usual for the Thailand bunker sector, despite riots in Bangkok.
  • Brightoil to raise up to $189 million
    Enters into share placing agreement.

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