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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2010
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  • Baltic index to rise slightly in Q1
    The main global sea-freight index will nudge up in the first quarter from the current level as strong Chinese demand offsets pressure from an oversupply of vessels that has weighed on the market for the past year.
  • New Maersk country head for M'sia, S'pore
    Bjarne Foldager will be Maersk Line's new country manager for Malaysia and Singapore, the shipping giant announced yesterday.
  • TUI eyeing a listing of Hapag-Lloyd in 2011
    German tourism group TUI AG is confident that it can float its stake in container carrier Hapag-Lloyd in 2011, a first step in plans to focus on its travel business.
  • Wiggins seeking funds for coal port

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2010
  • Asia Europe trade produces a yield of US$1.75 billion in Q3
  • Zim adds Qingdao, Xiamen calls on two Asia-Europe services
  • China to extend high speed rail network to Laos and Thailand
  • Hapag-Lloyd orders 10 mega vessels; buys back Hamburg headquarters
  • Box ship charter rates fall in slack fourth quarter
  • MPA to extend port dues rebate for ships handling transshipment vehicles
  • Air cargo growth to continue, but slow in 2011: IATA
  • Deal to award private firm cargo contract at Chennai Airport sparks controversy
  • Qantas to buy up W Australian charter operator, Network Aviation

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2010
  • Anguished CEO questions undue media focus on pirates freeing 2 passengers
  • Coastal shipping to take PPP route
  • SAL puts into service world's largest heavy lift vessel
  • Morpholine dumping probe initiated
  • US holding on to shrimp exporters' bond money, despite WTO ruling
  • 120 tonnes of furnace oil pumped out of grounded Tiger Spring
  • APM Terminals Pipavav conducts customer event in Jodhpur
  • JSWIL investing Rs 2K cr. in Ratnagiris Jaigarh port
  • Port of Antwerp rolls out red carpet for ex-im trade in Gujarat
  • CONCOR, TCI JV to offer end-to-end logistics solutions
  • 50 pc growth in indirect tax mop-up
  • India, Oman to prepare report for tech transfer in 9 areas
  • OECD sees economy 'losing steam
  • Pacts signed to bring piped gas from Turkmenistan
  • Renewable energy body gets 70-m euro French loan
  • Australia opens trade centre in Kochi
  • Foreign Trade Policy Analysis: Current Trends - By M. Sreedharan
  • The India Show in Singapore in mid-January

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2010
  • New generation in charge of Switzerland's Sieber Group
    The Sieber Group, a Swiss transport and logistics enterprise, will be headed by Christian Sieber as CEO and Michael Sieber as COO from 1 January. Founder and CEO Paul Sieber and hi...
  • Rhenus takes a stake in Grossmann Sea and Air Logistics
    The German logistics enterprise Rhenus is expanding its network by acquiring a stake in freight forwarder Spedition Grossmann Sea and Air Logistics, based in the Munich airport car...
  • Loxx founds Moscow enterprise
    The German logistics service provider Loxx Group, headquartered in Gelsenkirchen (Germany), founded a new Russian entity called Loxx in Moscow at the end of November. The firm will...
  • Gazeley building French logistics centre for Stanley Black and Decker
    Gazeley, a global provider of sustainable logistics properties, has signed a nine-year contract for France with the Stanley Black and Decker group, the world's largest producer of ...
  • Günther Casjens resigns from Panalpina board
    Günther Casjens has resigned from Panalpina's board of directors with immediate effect, on account of other time-consuming commitments. A new board member will be elected at the co...

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Vancouver Shipyards Co. books barge order
  • U.S. brings civil suit against BP and others
  • Carnival Splendor needs more repair time
  • Remontowa lays keels of Ezra MPSV's
  • Marine Resources Group acquires Cook Inlet Tug & Barge
  • Testing services in strategic alliance

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Marine Resources Group buying Cook Inlet Tug & Barge
  • Regulated Navigaton Area set for Commencement Bay waterways
  • Panama Canal Authority inks MOU with North Carolina ports
  • Corps continues search for military munitions near Pier 91
  • Port Tracker Report predicts container growth this month

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Genmar secures one-month extension on ship sales
    Deadline for asset sales extended to January 15, 2011
  • Tanker owners left reeling as rates plunge
  • Time for new look at kidnap and ransom
  • The Week Ahead
  • TEN eyes $520m from shuttle tanker foray
    New York-listed tanker operator inks 15-year chartering deal with oil major
  • Japanese owners want slice of offshore action
  • China inflation to hit iron ore importers as Rizhao Port ups charges
    Port hikes handling fees across a range of cargo types citing inflationary pressures
  • Politics continues to cloud China's maritime...
  • Moody's downbeat on Vietnam
    Lowers sovereign rating on Vinashin fears and macroeconomic concerns
  • Asia owners' meeting plots path to recovery

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Carnival fire fallout intensifies
    THE FINANCIAL impact of the last month's engine room fire aboard Carnival Splendor will be worse than predicted, after five more cruises were cancelled today
  • Scanscot tonnage sold
    A NUMBER of multipurpose/heavy lift vessels of insolvent German owner/operator Scanscot have found new homes in recent weeks, Fairplay has been told
  • TEN reveals shuttle plan
    TSAKOS Energy Navigation disclosed new details today on how it will use proceeds from October's poorly received secondary offering to enter the shuttle tanker trade
  • BDI falls again
    THE BALTIC Dry Index today extended its losing streak to seven days, largely due to weakening Panamax rates
  • New cruise terminal planned for Southampton
    ASSOCIATED British Ports unveiled plans today for a fifth cruise terminal at Southampton
  • Intereuropa gains loan
    SLOVENIAN freight forwarding company Intereuropa has announced that it has signed a long-term syndicated loan agreement with five local banks for €79.5M ($106M)
  • GenMar scores more time
    LENDERS Nordea and DnB have given General Maritime one more month to complete forced assets sales required under the terms of its bridge loan
  • Spill feared from ship grounded in India
  • Crowley to boost Port Everglades capacity
  • Baltic box change seen
  • Thoresen seeks capital boost
  • Qatar to divert LNG to Asia
  • Intermarine takes over Venbulk
  • Petrobras indicates drillship order plans
  • BIMCO slams 'unhelpful' EC

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Hanjin to Outsource U.S. Export Documentation
  • NY-NJ Rail Containers Rebound to Pre-recession Levels
  • Exports Build Strongly at Ports of LA-LB
  • ABF to Clash with YRC, Teamsters in Court
  • Senate Approves Obama-GOP Tax Cuts Bill
  • Crowley to Expand Port Everglades Terminal
  • Maersk to Sail from Chennai to Jebel Ali
  • U.S. Industrial Output Rebounds 0.4 Percent
  • DOT Stimulus Payments Reach $23.6 billion
  • Some Trade Groups Applaud FMC Report, Some Don't
  • American Commercial Lines to Go Private
  • TransForce Acquires Dynamex for $248 Million
  • TNT Express Buys 50 Percent of French Parcel Carrier
  • Analyst Downgrades Intermodal Stock Ratings
  • Obama Huddles with Business Leaders on Economy
  • OOCL Raises Rates on Asian Exports in January
  • Judge Rules For FedEx on Independent Drivers
  • US Steel Exports Inched Up in October
  • CSAV to Upgrade Vessels on Asax Service Line
  • Port Tracker Upgrades Asia Exports Forecast

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • IMO to continue work on GHG emission reduction
  • CSAV upgrades its ASAX service
  • Two years on, Itajai APM T berth re-opens
  • Long Beach volumes slow
  • K+N glues contract with adhesives shipper

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Greek slapped by second OWS sting
    Athens-based shipmanager pinched by US port inspectors for second 'magic pipe' infraction in less than a year, report shows.
  • Marie Maersk busted in US port
    Danish containership one of eleven vessels collared by US port inspectors for deficiencies.
  • Genmar seals sales extension
    New York-listed tanker owner pushes back asset sales deadline for ships tied to $22m bridge loan.
  • Holger Laufer captures top prize
    Hamburg shipping fund manager's Chinese shipyard image holds on to lead in TradeWinds' Maritime Photographer of the Year.
  • Tidewater pounces on Hellespont PSV
    US offshore giant wraps up $29m raid on German platform-supply vessel, insiders say.
  • TEN in shuttle tanker splash
    New York-listed shipowner joins the Brazilian offshore party with two long term contracts topping $500m.
  • DryShips zeroing in on $500m
    George Economou-led firm pressing on with offshore private placement despite fears it would come up short.
  • Geogas offloads LPG carrier
    Swiss owner and trader trims tonnage with $12m sale of modern gas carrier, brokers say.
  • Carnival axes Splendor sailings
    Unspecified "additional issues" and unavailable spare parts force owner to quash quintet of departures.
  • Lykiardopulo sells VL to DHT
    Greek owner identified as the seller of a VLCC to New York-listed DHT Maritime.
  • Boxship breakdown threatens Xmas
    German containership stuck for a week outside Belize City, with vital festive cargo on board.
  • Greek bulker in pirate scare
    Crew of Seatrans handymax Michalakis avoid hijacking by riding out early-morning attack in citadel.
  • Sykes set for Baltic face-off
    Clarkson's Janet Sykes set to face her former bosses at Baltic Exchange now she chairs the FFABA's dry section.
  • BLRT eyes shipbuilding boom
    Estonian group predicts rise in demand for specialist offshore and icebreaking vessels.
  • Precious snaps up resales
    Khalid Hashim-led owner is buying four supramax newbuildings believed to have been sold by Maruti Shipping.
  • Profit victory for Viking Line
    Finnish ferry owner pushes up fourth quarter earnings thanks to more operating days, but competition remains tough.
  • Liverpool disappoints in third quarter
    Cargo volumes dip slightly at UK port despite rebound in world trade.
  • ITC tanker sale gets green light
    Bond affiliates of John Fredriksen's Independent Tankers back the sale of a VLCC at the second time of asking.
  • Reefer crewman meets icy death
    Divers find body of Filipino who may have slipped on icy ramp at Esbjerg in Denmark.
  • STX OSV strikes post IPO high
    Shares in Singapore-listed shipbuilder climb over 40% above their IPO price.
  • Eight held in ferry protest
    Anti-logging activists unfurl banner on Spirit of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia.
  • "Drunk" Russian master held
    Captain of Latvian vessel RMS Libava arrested in Netherlands after it ran aground.
  • Bad buoy gets the blame
    Faulty light caused Vietnamese cargoship to run aground on Malaysian coral reef.
  • Northern fixes Enhancer
    John Fredriksen-backed offshore drilling company finds short-term employment for jack-up rig.
  • Evidence points to Euronav
    Last of Belgian owner's older VLCCs looks to be the tanker picked up by DHT Maritime for $55m.
  • Long Beach volumes ease
    After a spike in container throughput in October US west coast port resumes steady decline.
  • Cyanide cargo seized on ferry
    Philippines coast guard finds deadly chemical on Trisha Kerstin at Zamboanga.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Dye: Capacity study 'focused on solutions'
  • PIL, Wan Hai launch Asia/Black Sea loop
  • Hapag-Lloyd drops out of Brazil/U.S. Gulf loop
  • DHL Express names Americas, Asia CEOs
  • DOT launches trucker safety program
  • Medströms scoops up Intercontainer shares
  • GOP leader sees momentum for FTAs passage
  • NRF revises upward holiday sales forecast
  • U.S. beef, pork exports up in October
  • 17% box growth for 2010, Port Tracker says
  • Seattle clean drayage rules queued
  • Crowley expands Port Everglades terminal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • SSI attracts new members
    Sustainable Shipping Initative, SSI, working for a sustainable future for the shipping industry has attracted six new members: W'rtsil', Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering, Rio Tinto Marine, RSA, Tsakos Energy Navigation

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2010
  • Fujairah IFO prices firm
    Durban bunker prices relatively stable.
  • Rotterdam market mixed
    Avails tight for LFSO products in Hamburg.
  • Refiner 'capitalising' on tight East Asian fuel market
    Indian Oil Corp (IOC) sells two fuel oil cargoes for January loading.
  • Russia wants to cut fuel oil production
    Decision on fuel oil export tax has yet to be announced.
  • New bunker barge for Gothenburg
    Vadero Highlander to 'drive' O.W. Bunker's expansion in the region.
  • Mid-week bunker prices mostly down
    Enquiries 'mixed' at key Asian bunker ports, according to traders.
  • Dan-Bunkering appoints team leader at head office
  • FAL Oil halts bunkering in Khor Fakkan
    The company is currently discussing 'a minor issue' with the local port authority, according to a company official.
  • Socar to open Fujairah terminal by 2012
    Construction to finish in 'a year-and-a-half,' company official says.
  • Ecospec's scrubbing system gets 'warm' response in Cancun
    Confident the CSNOx system will be a 'heavyweight contender' in addressing carbon emission issues.
  • OOCL increases bunker surcharges to Australia
    General and reefer cargoes from Southeast Asia, Middle East and Sub-continent will pay more from January 1 onwards.
  • Slow pick-up for Iran's bunker sales
    Latest full year bunker sales estimates lower than initial targets.
  • Mixed NGO views on Cancun agreement
    Groundwork laid for global GHG framework, but bunkers 'disappeared' from COP16 negotiation text.

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