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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 16, 2010
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  • Indian shipyard eyes rig operator in Europe
    Pipavav Shipyard Ltd, an Indian shipbuilder that counts billionaire John Fredriksen's shipping line as a client, is in talks to buy an oil rig and shipping company in Europe, chairman Nikhil Gandhi said.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 16, 2010
  • HK March up 11pc to 1.9 million TEU, Singapore rises 9.9pc
  • Higher revenue-per-box hikes OOIL sales by 19pc on 7pc more volume
  • Cosco ups capacity, reactivates 6 ships, adds Ningbo call
  • US retail sales rise as consumer confidence edges up
  • Full-speed ahead - Horizon offers fast transpacific service
  • Sony logistics manager says slow-steaming too slow for him
  • Evergreen's blanket Europe-to-Asia hike of US$250 per box
  • 8,063-TEU OOCL London named at Samsung's Geoje yard
  • MOL gears up for emerging markets with service reshuffle
  • Malaysian Export Conference 2010 held in Kuala Lumpur April 26
  • US farmers to deliver produce to world at low prices: Report
  • Panalpina receives ISO environmental certification
  • Korean Air posts highest ever first quarter profit
  • FIATA, BIFA, IATA urge adoption of electronic waybills
  • China Southern new chartered service to Jeju, South Korea
  • UAL expands to Europe, Africa with Brussels Airlines codeshare

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 16, 2010
  • Allcargo becomes 1st to launch MCC import service for Ludhiana ex-Nhava Sheva
  • Quarterly pricing of iron ore contracts may lift Capesize rates
  • ELAA sees no cause for euphoria at Feb. numbers
  • She may well soon become the Master of a ship!
  • Asia playing increasing role in global shipping
  • NYK remains among World's Most Ethical for 3rd year
  • 42.6 pc surge in imports of sensitive items thanks to price fever
  • Dumping duty slapped on Chinese auto parts
  • Coir exports cross target by 10 pc
  • Mundra Port raises the bar in coal handling
  • MACCIA organising major maritime conference on April 30
  • Thakker, Joshi & Pancholi at helm of ACHAA
  • Railways draws up 2 blueprints to attract private sector for network expansion
  • Global wheat mountain poised to send prices tumbling
  • ICC team lands in Vietnam on business

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 14, 2010
  • Panalpina supports Nintendo with distribution in Chile
    Latamel Inc, the official Nintendo agent in Latin America, has awarded Panalpina Chile with a warehousing and distribution contract following several months of issuing calls for te...
  • TNT mulling over sale of express business
    The Dutch postal and CEP service provider TNT is considering selling off its express business. TNT director Peter Bakker told the general meeting that the company is open for discu...
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics works for Honda
    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global leader in finished vehicle logistics, has been awarded the contract to manage vehicle processing and outbound yard management at Hond...
  • Dachser to expand network despite drop in sales
    The German forwarding and logistics company Dachser wants to invest EUR 156 million in its network this year, according to Bernhard Simon, CEO of the family-owned enterprise, durin...
  • Correction: Evergreen International Airlines takes Boeing to court
    An article in the Heavylift Special of the ITJ 13-14/2010 and a news item in yesterday's ITJ Daily caused some confusion among our readers. We would therefore like to clearly state...
  • Atlanta airport cargo traffic increases
    Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson international airport announced that it had posted upswings in year-over-year cargo traffic for three consecutive months. Airport officials s...
  • Zurich airport now no longer "Unique"
    Switzerland's Zurich airport has now dispensed with its old "Unique" brand name. The latter designation was introduced ten years ago during the merger of the ai...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • More layoffs at Davie Yards
  • Bumble Bee joins Bee Mar PSV fleet
  • MARAD announces $14.7 million in grants to small shipyards
  • Obama order may ban ransom payments to pirates

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Oregon, Washington governors form Columbia River Crossing panel
  • Port of Seattle projects environmentally friendly
  • Port of Tacoma schedules Earth Day bus tour
  • Coast Guard holding vessel while captain checked for intoxication
  • Freight Transportation Index climbs again during February

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • IPO likely for Diana box venture
    Speculation grows over US listing after downsizing of initial private placement
  • CSAV wraps up equity swap deal
    Group successfully concludes sale of 21% of the company to German shipowners
  • SIPG to take 25% stake in Zeebrugge
    APM Terminals confirms deal is back on and is in concluding phase
  • HSH Nordbank moves $11bn of problem loans
    Distressed shipping loans moved to restructuring unit

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • ATSB cites fatigue in grounding
    THE CHIEF officer of Shen Neng 1 might have had as little as two and a half hours sleep in the previous 37 hours when the bulker ran aground, the ATSB said today
  • Pirate suspects on way to Germany
    TEN SUSPECTED pirates have reportedly been flown into the Netherlands ahead of a planned extradition to Germany to face prosecution
  • Inspection yields alcohol arrest
    A CARGO ship remained at anchor today in Washington while its master is investigated on suspicion of being drunk on duty
  • EBX-WISCO deal reported
    EIKE BATISTA'S EBX Group and China's Wuhan Iron & Steel reportedly will sign a deal tomorrow to build a steelmill at Brazil's A'u port
  • Ferry passengers stranded
    MORE THAN 100 passengers are reportedly stranded today on Madeira after a vital ferry link with Porto Santo was cut by bad weather
  • China's economy speeds up
    CHINA'S GDP growth accelerated to 11.9% in year-on-year in 2010's first quarter, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Asian shipping stocks climb
    ASIAN shipping stocks have continued to rise, as signs of an economic recovery in the region triggered rising freight rates and newbuilding orders

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Hub Expands Domestic Container Fleet
  • Clean Trucks Called Too Costly for Contractors
  • Large Railroads See Rebound in Weekly Traffic
  • DOT Sends Aid to Small Shipyards
  • Landstar Profit up 45 Percent on Higher Volume
  • Intermodal Surge Lifts J.B. Hunt Transport
  • DOT Official Says No to Fuel Tax Hike
  • Commerce Official Outlines Export Initiative Strategy
  • Volcanic Ash Shuts European Airports
  • Rotterdam's Container Volume Surges

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • The 'greed and fear' crisis
  • DSV denies rumours
  • FTSE 100 hits 22-month high
  • Three dead in Tanjung Priok Port riots
  • Orders will rebound

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Volcanic eruption hits TradeWinds
    Distribution of this week's edition of the shipping industry's favourite newspaper is delayed by European flight cancellations.
  • Skaugen skids to loss
    Morits Skaugen-led shipowner scours at first quarter loss and utters grim outlook for 2010 despite expansion 'East of the Suez'.
  • MarAd's million-dollar handout
    US Maritime Administration splashes $15m on grants to aid 17 struggling US shipyards falling short of the $180m requested.
  • Genmar director's double duty
    Top seat safe at General Maritime Corp as shipping legend Rex Harrington drops anchor on Navios Acquisition's board of directors.
  • Bominflot arrests Belgian reefer
    US Authorities rush to seize a reefer while lawyer pulls 'Rule B' card as broker chases charterer over bunker dispute.
  • Sovcomflot profit halved
    But Sergey Frank led shipping group delivers strong performance despite plunging tanker rates.
  • Dry sales at post-crash high
    Sale-and-purchase of dry-cargo ships reaches highest monthly level since Lehman Bros went bust.
  • Chemical tankers face axe
    One tenth of chemical tanker newbuildings will be erased from the orderbook with scrapping set for 160% jump this year, says Pareto.
  • You were sleepy, mate!
    Simple succession of errors by a very tired crew member led to Shen Neng 1 crash, report says.
  • Sovcomflot moves closer to IPO
    Russian tanker owner's chief Sergey Frank says stock offering planned for late 2010 or early 2011.
  • Thoresen bulker attacked
    Pirates chase Thor Traveller in late-night Gulf of Aden assault but ship and crew escape.
  • US investigates "drunk" master
    Third drunkenness incident in two days as cargoship STX Daisy ordered to remain at anchor off Washington.
  • 'Shipping crisis not over yet'
    Oslo-listed EMS says volumes and margins still under pressure despite return to profit.
  • X-Press delivery to Cork
    London-based feeder company adds another link from DP World's Southampton terminal.
  • Inspectors hot on reefers
    One in 10 reefers inspected in the Tokyo MOU in 2009 was detained.
  • Exxon takes D'Amico trio
    Oil major hires three product tankers from Italian shipowner on long-term deals.
  • Numbers up at OOCL
    Hong Kong liner operator reports year-on-year increases in both first quarter liftings and revenues.
  • Haifa dockers walk out
    Prospectus for stock offering in Tel Aviv angers workers at Israeli port.
  • CSIC, PIL team on finance
    Chinese shipbuilder and Singapore box line form joint venture company as alternative to banks.
  • "Mother of Solidarity" dies
    Former Gdansk shipyard worker Anna Walentynowicz, 80, killed in plane crash that also claimed life of Polish president.
  • Rio Tinto bullish on dry
    Tom Albanese-led miner sees "very strong" long-term outlook as production grows in first quarter.
  • Teekay inks huge FPSO deal
    Petrojarl Foinaven to bag up to $40m a year until 2021 with Bjorn Moller-led Teekay also getting back pay.
  • Nakilat sees profits triple
    LNG giant Qatar Gas Transport makes strong start to 2010 on the back of its fleet expansion.
  • Samsung reveals LNG floater price
    Korean shipbuilder will pocket $1.2bn from Shell for building hull of gas production unit.
  • Bibby seals Standard loan
    UK offshore player agrees loan facility with Standard Chartered Bank to fund vessel acquisition.
  • China ship orders soar
    Another pointer to recovery as country's shipyards book nine times more newbuildings in first quarter.
  • Drunk Russian master fined
    German police arrest captain of Kruckau off Travemunde after row with pilot.
  • Yantai operating profits up
    Improved currency controls help Chinese rig builder to rein in foreign exchange losses.
  • Long Beach on a run
    US west coast port sees fourth consecutive month of container volumes increases.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Iceland volcano halts European air traffic
  • UPS reports earnings jump
  • United to add daily D.C./Bahrain cargo link
  • CSX continues efforts to sidle rail bill
  • DOT Index shows freight continuing recovery
  • J.B. Hunt reports higher earnings
  • Bersin: Border security shouldn't impede trade
  • FreightWatch: March freight theft reports drop
  • APS names Skillman, Thomas to senior posts
  • Dachser '09 revenue down on increased volume
  • COSCO Pacific volume rebound continues
  • S&P gives Virginia Port Authority bonds 'A+'

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Abu Dahbi MAR buys Blohm + Voss
    Abu Dahbi MAR has agreed to buy Blohm + Voss from German ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems. The acquisition includes Blohm + Voss shipyards, which builds mega yachts, as well as the repair and
  • Obama's going tough on piracy
    US President Barack Obama has vowed to increase the pressure on Somali pirates by issuing an executive order authorizing authorities to freeze the financial assets of individuals linked to Somali
  • Sweden takes command of EU Navfor task force
    Swedish Rear Admiral Jan Th'rnqvist has taken command over EU Navfor Somalia and the multinational force's Headquarters will now operate from the HMS Carlskrona. "Operation Atalanta is, and will continue

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 15, 2010
  • Prices rise across Europe
    Double-digits gains in South European ports.
  • Fujairah prices continue to rise
    Durban distillate grades show strong gains.
  • Ports invite nominations for clean air awards
    Los Angeles and Long Beach to reward port operators for efforts to improve air quality during 2009.
  • Noble to start selling into Singapore's bunker market
    Commodities trader has taken delivery of fuel oil from the Caribbean.
  • New supplier ready to enter south of France
    Refiner to sell marine fuels directly to ships from July 2010.
  • Brightoil takes storage space at Singapore terminal
    The Chinese supplier also charters VLCC to store and blend product.
  • Prices firm at major ports, demand softens
    Prices climb in key Asian ports.
  • Japan's February bonded bunker sales up on month
    Sales, however, fell year-on-year.
  • New operator takes over, bunkering fee not imposed yet
    Lobby against service fee hike continues as case goes to High Court.
  • Ecospec answers critics, unveils CSNOx's principle
    Bunkerworld poll suggests industry believes CSNOx could be a 'silver bullet' scrubber.




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