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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 20, 2010
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  • Mid-East crude tanker supply drops to parity
    The supply of supertankers competing for 2 -million-barrel cargoes of Middle East crude fell to parity with expected demand as owners wait for the bulk of May demand to start this week.
  • Kuehne & Nagel aims to outperform market
    Logistics group Kuehne & Nagel aims to outperform the market this year as the sector recovers thanks to a pick-up in global trade, the group said yesterday.
  • More sanctions seen hitting Iran shipping, oil
    The threat of fresh sanctions on Iran will hurt shipping activity to and from the country while also hampering the Islamic Republic's ability to export its crude oil.
  • Iran storing crude oil on tankers

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 20, 2010
  • CKYH join environmentalists as the Green Alliance
  • The Containership Company postpones Asia-Europe entry
  • European forwarding index up in March, road freight doubles
  • St Petersburg quarterly container volume up 43pc
  • EU conference ban did not produce results: US official
  • Chongqing Cuntan Bonded Port Area gets customs okay
  • Filipino crew medical claims worry Theme Ship Management
  • Singapore's non-oil exports increase 27pc in March
  • Kuehne + Nagel offers new LCL services in Asia Pacific
  • UPS first quarter up 37pc, international package boost
  • Dachser '09 revenue down 9.5pc, but volume rises 1pc
  • US freight index rises, but still 14pc down from May 2006 peak
  • Iceland's volcanic ash makes Europe a no-fly zone
  • Airbridgecargo fleet up to nine 747s with new B747-400
  • Lufthansa Cargo increase first quarter volume 19.3pc
  • Lufthansa Cargo bans movement of dogs and cats for experiments
  • Yangtze River Express starts Shanghai, Prague, Luxemburg cargo service
  • Shanghai Pudong Airport Comprehensive Bonded Area opens

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 20, 2010
  • MOL's 3rd green vessel concept ready
  • Pipavav Shipyard negotiating major European deal
  • Going off the beaten path
  • MOL makes changes to Africa trade network
  • MSC extends Med hubs on Far East-Middle East run
  • Coscon ups capacity, reactivates 6 ships, adds Ningbo call
  • Zim Asia, Med, European service calls at Da Chan Bay
  • Hapag-Lloyd announces service change
  • "K" LINE modifies America EC service via Suez
  • OOCL London named at Geoje Shipyard
  • EVERGREEN LINE to order 92 boxships
  • TCC starts Great Dragon service
  • ...effects blanket Europe-to-Asia hike of $ 250 per box
  • Higher revenue-per-box hikes OOIL sales by 19 pc on 7 pc more volume
  • Peak season, slow steaming, drive bigger ship demand
  • Gems & jewellery exports glimmer in global recession
  • Carbon trading deals with Japanese players grips Corp India's interest
  • 64 Indian cos display consumer products at Canton fair
  • Aroma of coffee spreading worldwide
  • Port of Antwerp scouting Gujarat & Maharashtra for possible port projects
  • CPSA makes out case for CoPT to buy & use own dredger
  • Port Pipavav extending areas of operations even further
  • DP World Chairman surveys land reclaimed for major port project in UK
  • World's port officials to converge in Savannah on June 7
  • National truck permit regime to dawn on May 1
  • FIATA & IATA urge air carriers to adopt e-waybills
  • Ash sets back European air carriers by $ 200 million a day
  • Larger SC bench to take up goods entry tax cases
  • Optimism on GDP growth exceeding 8 pc spreads
  • Fieo presses alarm bells on unbridled Re appreciation
  • Delhi govt seeks global funding for 2 SEZs
  • Quantity and quality of time
  • Vadilal Forex workshop on LoC in A'bad & Vadodara this Sat.

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 16, 2010
  • Volcanic ash from Iceland freezes air traffic over Europe
    Europe is suffering unprecedented interference from natural forces. Ash from the volcano erupting under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland since 20 March has be...
  • UPS volumes clearly up in Q1
    The US parcel service provider UPS, based in Atlanta GA, saw an upswing in business in the first three months of this year, following a difficult 2009. "Revenue was stronger t...
  • GLS Germany: Ground-breaking for new German depot
    The parcel service provider GLS Germany is expanding. The first sod of earth was recently turned at the site of a future, considerably larger, depot in K¨rnach to replace the GLS f...
  • Latek Logistics to float IPO in Turkey
    The Turkish logistics service provider Latek Logistics will start its initial public offering process on 20 April. Some 26% of the company's shares are planned to be sold to t...
  • DSV disclaims acquisition rumours
    The Danish transport and logistics provider DSV has recently issued a statement denying speculation that an acquisition is pending. The company said that "DSV's mana...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • WSDOT starts construction of second 64-car ferry
  • More dry docks needed in GCC region?
  • Starlight Marine conducts rescue training with USCG
  • Australia seeks extension of Reef reporting system
  • U.K. sends warships to repatriate stranded passengers
  • Yangzijiang Shipbuilding seeks stake in PPL SHipyard

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • Port of Bellingham meeting to define director job description
  • CKYH Alliance summit meeting results in several planned changes
  • Coast Guard searching for owner of bike found on ferry
  • Sea-Tac Airport adding green recycling system
  • TriMet nets federal funding for new US-made streetcars

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • UK allows ferries to exceed passenger limits
    Radical move to repatriate stranded travellers will see suspension of Solas rules
  • UK Navy to rescue stranded travellers
  • Drewry warns box sector still fragile
    Cautioned urged as global recovery still at embryonic stage
  • UK ports hit by jet fuel force majeure
    Traders call force majeure on deliveries by product tankers due to flight cancellations.
  • US offers guidance over ransom talks
    Washington asks shipowners faced with hijackings and ransom demands to consult with Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • Maersk slams Hamburg costs and productivity
    Chief operating officer Morten Engelstoft says port too expensive despite being less efficient than its rivals

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • SeaFrance seeks legal shield
    FRENCH ferry operator SeaFrance has applied for legal protection from its creditors after warning that it is close to running out of cash
  • US clarifies ransom policy
    THE Obama Administration reportedly wants shipowners to seek US approval before paying ransom to Somali pirates
  • Malta cruise sector recovers
    MALTA'S tourist officials are pleased that last year's fall in cruise liner passengers has been reversed in this year's first quarter
  • Get home? It's complicated
    MADRID would reportedly be the hub for a British scheme to bring home travellers stuck overseas by the volcanic plane disruptions
  • German ports win pay accord
    UNDER an accord agreed today, Bremerhaven and other German vehicle carrier ports can deeply slash pay for terminal drivers
  • Norden buys ships as rates return
    DENMARK'S bulker and tanker operator Norden today said it will splash out $52M on two Handysize product tankers

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • S&P Ups Outlook for Union Pacific
  • Diesel Climbs for Third Week
  • GE Customers Use More Locomotives
  • ABF, Teamsters Agree to 15 Percent Wage Cut
  • EU to Allow Some Flights Tuesday
  • Trade Groups Back Army Corps Plan
  • Heavy Truck Orders Jump 28 Percent
  • Freightliner Parent, UAW Reach Agreement
  • Drewry Warns Against Rosy Container Forecasts
  • CSAV Adds China-East Coast Service
  • Leading Indicators Increase Sharply
  • British Airways Seeks Volcano Compensation
  • UPS Reroutes Some Air Cargo
  • Shippers Face Steep Air Cargo Rate Hikes
  • CYKH Changes Name, Announces Goals
  • Kuehne + Nagel Net Profit Rises 2.3 Percent
  • Lufthansa Cleared for Three Freighter Flights
  • Truckload Rates Escalate
  • Deep Enough?
  • Budding Freight Growth
  • Deceptive Advertising? Do the Math.
  • End the Booking Madness
  • Finding the Break-Even Rate
  • Looking Beyond Rates
  • Testing the Waters
  • Capacity Hangs in the Balance
  • Customs' Vigilance and Vagaries
  • FHA Says 'No' to I-80 Tolls
  • This Week
  • Seed Money for Tech
  • Floating a Rail Fix, Too
  • Selling Short-Sea to Shippers
  • Auto Ports on a Roll
  • Long Drive Toward Recovery
  • Uneven Recovery
  • China's Currency Gambit

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • K+N up, but worried about European airfreight problem
  • Supply chain havoc as European air space shutdown continues
  • North American intermodal back on track
  • CSAV goes for more growth
  • Rotterdam : Q1 boxes up 16% on 2009, but 'prefer to compare with 2008'

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • Drewry not all 'doom and gloom'
    A recovery is on the horizon for the containership sector but a leading consultancy outfit remains cautious in their 2010 boxship business outlook.
  • Volcano update: papers on the move
    TradeWinds makes its way to some readers in Europe but delivery disruption continues worldwide.
  • 'Secret' piracy panel sparks clarity
    President Obama's executive order targeting financial assets linked to Somali pirates does not include a general ban on ransom payments.
  • Mystery surrounds VLCC sale
    Ill-advised brokers amiss in linking Norwegian shipowner Arne Blystad to the purchase of a Japanese-owned VLCC.
  • Dry rates resist boycott bluff
    Analyst says demand for dry tonnage continues to creep forward as China's appetite for iron ore climbs amid proposed import boycott.
  • Baltic begins as a buy
    Analysts at both Jefferies and Lazard Capital Markets initiate coverage of newly-listed shipowner with a buy rating on its stock.
  • Crewman discovered dead
    Search for missing towboat pilot ends in tragedy after US Coast Guard diver discovers body in the Kanawha River.
  • Tanker escapes hijacking
    Pirates chase Liberia-flagged vessel named as White Sea in early morning attack off Somalia.
  • Frontline admits VLCC buys
    John Fredriksen-led outfit confirms purchase of two Gulf Marine tankers but mum on third purchase and prices.
  • Baltic bags $100m loan
    Peter Georgiopoulos-led Baltic Trading confirms credit facility with Nordea.
  • Norden takes punt on handysize duo
    Danish owner buys d'Amato Fratelli tanker pair it has chartered since delivery in 2005 and 2008.
  • StealthGas grabs Geden tanker
    Nasdaq-listed shipowner pays $56m for aframax resale at Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • Charity issues final plea for Manxman
    Local group makes last-ditch attempt to save historic former Isle of Man Steam Packet ferry from scrapping.
  • Return to sender for Maersk
    Nigerian authorities tell Danish owner to send "toxic" container on Maersk Nashville back to Rotterdam.
  • Fire hits Canadian ferry
    Nonia pulled from service after electrical blaze between Newfoundland and Bell Island.
  • Fesco holds what it has
    Russian container line recommends paying no dividends for third year in a row.
  • Filipinos fail to flog Ufuk
    Ship caught smuggling arms for terrorist groups in 2008 bites the bullet in first auction attempt.
  • Merchant ships to bring Brits home?
    UK government draws up emergency plan to combat suspension of flights due to Icelandic volcano.
  • Dragnis buys Ofer boxship
    Days after switching a boxship order to a bulker Goldenport buys Zodiac Maritime containership.
  • MISC taps PNG LNG
    Malaysian shipping giant forms new joint venture for gas projects in Papua New Guinea.
  • Qatar Gas crewman rescued
    Filipino seafarer lifted from LNG carrier off Land's End after reportedly suffering a stroke.
  • India seeks Global Purity damages
    High court orders arrest of Japanese bulker involved in collision which sank coast guard vessel.
  • Oz eyes closer tracking
    IMO called on by Australian government to implement stricter vessel monitoring after Shen Neng 1 grounding.
  • Yangzijiang eyes PPL stake
    Chinese shipbuilder-led consortium offers to buy a 15% stake in Singapore offshore rig builder.
  • Double jeopardy for Sonoro
    Dutch cargoship grounds in Kiel canal, refloats and is then involved in collision in dense fog.
  • Tanker robbed off Malaysia
    Semua Shipping products tanker hit off Tanjung Ayam in fourth incident so far this year.
  • STX secures $250m quartet
    South Korean yard takes 2010 tally past $700m as it unveils contracts from three different owners.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • CKYH to rebrand as green alliance
  • Obama wields emergency powers against piracy
  • CSAV starts Asia/U.S. East Coast service
  • Air cargo industry pounded by ash
  • U.S. grant supports China's aviation safety
  • Report raises concern over hazmat regulation
  • Weise heads to Sandler & Travis
  • Kuehne + Nagel reports profits up
  • Report: PSA to buy out Chennai terminal partner

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • Port of Göteborg welcomes new government bill
    The Swedish government proposes to ease tax on onshore power supply for vessels in its new government bill. The Port of Göteborg welcomes the initiative. "Today's announcement by the government

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 19, 2010
  • $1,000 bunkers on the horizon
    Distillate bunkers will be at a premium to fuel oil grades, dramatically increasing shipowner costs.
  • Big losses in European ports
    NYMEX showing losses of more than $2 in early trading.
  • IFO prices drop in Middle East hub
    NYMEX showing losses of more than $2 in early trading.
  • Ceuta player launches supply of 1.00% sulphur fuel oil
    Vilma Oil says it has been listening to clients' needs.
  • Bunker demand could grow if planes remain grounded
    Traders say prices for jet fuel have slumped.
  • Houston in low-sulphur fuel emission study
    Partnership with EPA and Mexico points to interest in extending North American ECA.
  • Fuel oil duty to rise for second month in a row
    Russia to increase export duty on fuel oil and crude.
  • Danish shipping company raises BAF
    Says bunker prices increases forces adjustment.
  • New Managing Director for Chemoil Latin America
    Company says Andreas Galavis has resigned.
  • Bunker prices dip, demand high in Singapore
    Key Asian ports generally reported increased enquiries as prices for bunker material dipped.
  • South China fuel oil imports to rise 10% in April
    Nearly all of the imports are mixed/cracked fuel oil purchased by bunker traders.
  • IBME promotes bunker traders
  • Glencore increases stake in Chemoil
    Glencore now holds 51.54% of Chemoil after closure of mandatory cash offer.




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