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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2010
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  • S Korea questions Chinese fishermen plucked from sea
    South Korean officials questioned three Chinese fishermen rescued from a boat that capsized during a maritime scuffle with the coast guard in which one fisherman died and another was missing, an official said yesterday.
  • 37 die as overcrowded boat sinks in Bangladesh
    Rescuers searched for survivors yesterday after an overcrowded boat carrying around 150 people capsized on a river in north-eastern Bangladesh leaving at least 37 dead, all of them women and children.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2010
  • OOCL starts direct China-Red Sea service
  • China Merchants buy 20pc stake of Chu Kong River Trade Terminal
  • Maersk Line restores suspended 'AE-9' Asia-Europe loop
  • Caribbean carriers to introduce bunker rate hikes
  • CSAV reduces capacity on 'New Discovery' Asia-South Africa service
  • Import cargo volumes at main US box ports are forecast to rise 17pc in 2010
  • Hyundai Heavy bags order to build ten 13,100-TEUers for Hapag
  • Asian middle class growth prompts Airbus to hike 20-year outlook
  • Taiwan's EVA Airways offers flights to Jinan, Zhengzhou
  • Asia, Latin America hail world's top 5 airlines

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2010
  • DIESL holds AIDS Awareness Week for truck drivers
  • Essar gets shareholders' approval to demerge shipping, logistics & oilfields business
  • Kale Logistics unveils UPLIFT platform
  • Shipping industry deserves a highway to move on
  • Argentina seeks to foster trade ties
  • India & China ink pacts to increase banking, financial cooperation
  • Maritime Board Bill tabled in Andhra Assembly
  • RGCT to handle bulk cargoes after box operations shift to Vallarpadam
  • Slovenian delegation visits JN Port
  • Italian knowhow for roads infra
  • Additional sops for MSMEs in J&K
  • Assam granted 470.2 cr. for road projects
  • Deshmukh calls for 14 pc Customs duty on capital goods imports
  • Engineering exports rise by 55 pc in Nov.
  • Export of 5 lakh tonnes of sugar under OGL allowed
  • FDI inflow falls 38 pc in April-October
  • Global cos' help sought to add security features on notes
  • India Inc endorses steps taken in monetary policy review
  • India, China set $ 100-bn trade target by 2015
  • Indirect tax mop-up swells by 42.3 pc in April-Nov.
  • Indonesia's support sought to ink FTA with Asean
  • Ministry monitoring upward pressure on interest rates, says Fieo chief
  • Ministry mulling need for regulating corporate lobbying
  • Plastic currency notes on govt's mind
  • Pranab offers 'phased approach' to break GST impasse
  • Support price of copra hiked
  • US prefers to focus on tier II & III cities for trade
  • MACCIA event aims at attracting investment into Maharashtra

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2010
  • London Thamesport welcomes back UASC service
    London Thamesport celebrated the return of the United Arab Shipping Company's AEC1 service recently with the arrival of the "UASC Al Farahidi". The reinstated call of the...
  • New management structure for Dachser France
    The international logistics service provider Dachser has changed the leadership of its French national branch. Phillipe Tardieu, Dachser France's managing director (pr'sident direc...
  • BLG Basler Lagerhaus- und Speditionsgesellschaft now called Ziegler (Switzerland)
    The Swiss company BLG Basler Lagerhaus- und Speditionsgesellschaft, a storage and forwarding company that was founded in Basel in 1878 under the name of BLG Basler Lagergesellschaf...
  • DB Schenker opening new office in Switzerland in January
    DB Schenker Logistics is adding a new Swiss location to its network at the beginning of 2011. Schenker Switzerland's new centre in Bern is being established almost 169 years after ...
  • Con-way Freight investing in new Texas freight hub
    Con-way Freight, a subsidiary of Con-way Inc, is investing USD 10 million in a new freight centre in San Antonio TX (USA) that will serve as the local hub for daily pick-up and del...

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Pirates permit evacuation of sick hostage
  • Ulstein to build two PSV's on spec
  • Seazip Offshore orders wind farm support cats

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Pacific Maritime Institute prepares future seafarers
  • US rail freight traffic continues up during week
  • Trailer Bridge honored for environmental excellence
  • Horizon Lines begins new Five Star Express service
  • Crowley Maritime expanding at Port Everglades facility

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Armed guards routinely used to protect ships from pirates
    Shipowners ignore official advice as use of guards deemed cheaper and more effective
  • Nautilus changes policy over armed guards on ships
  • Guards run risk of prosecution if they fire
  • Ships openly allowed to carry arms in Saudi waters
  • ER Schiffahrt mega boxship deliveries delayed
    Deliveries of eight 13,100 teu ships built at Hyundai Heavy Industries postponed to...
  • ER Schiffahrt ends 2010 on a high after...
  • Nautilus changes policy over armed guards on ships
    Union's stance of altering its opposition to use of armed guards reflects emerging...
  • Safe rooms alone won't protect crews from...
  • Leaked cables name Mozambique drug ports
    Maputo, Beira and Nacala identified as major hubs for global drugs trafficking
  • Mozambique seeks $748m to expand Maputo

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Pirates allow seafarer rescue
    PIRATES who hijacked a chemical/products tanker last month allowed naval forces to evacuate a sick crew member from the vessel today, according to EU NAVFOR
  • Cruise injury count rockets
    ROYAL Caribbean told Fairplay today that 105 passengers aboard Brilliance of the Seas required medical aid after this week's severe storm off Egypt
  • Shipbuilding talks vanish
    THE OECD today conceded defeat on restarting talks on competitive shipbuilding conditions
  • LA-Gambol talks founder
    LA PORT officials have voted to end talks to lease space for a $96M drydock and repair yard from Gambol Industries
  • Iceberg puts Greenland's Christmas on ice
    A VESSEL holed by an iceberg earlier this week is today heading for refuge in Greenland's port of Nuuk
  • Ship grounds in Turkey
    A SEAFARER is reportedly missing after a Bolivian-flagged general cargo ship grounded on rocks on Turkey's Mediterranean coast
  • Coal India strikes port deal
    COAL INDIA has sealed a deal with Visakhapatnam Port Trust that will see a new berth built at the port
  • New Delhi slams project at India's Mundra
  • Owners flinching at costs
  • Capesize rates improve
  • LA tightens truck rules
  • China, India to boost trade
  • Santos, KOGAS seal deal for Oz LNG
  • SKULD to shake London marine market
  • Box lines raise Asia rates

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Obama Signs Tax Package Backing Rail, Biodiesel
  • Charleston Plans Truck-Replacement Program
  • Trucking Bankruptcies Drop 18.5 Percent
  • Former FMC Member to Head Jaxport
  • White House Moves to Stop Asian Carp
  • Swift Completes $806 Million Public Offering
  • DOT Nails Down CSX Gateway Grant Plan
  • Horizon Sends First Ship from China
  • Trucking Official Says Contractor Ruling Impact Limited
  • Leading Indicators Point to 2011 Growth
  • Judge Called ABF, YRC Teamster Contracts Separate
  • Minimum Lessons
  • Liability Claim Stuck in a Deep Freeze
  • A Turning Point for Exports
  • Answer Man
  • A.P. Moller - Maersk Names Fejfer to Board
  • AirBridgeCargo Adds 747 Freighter
  • India, China Sign Trade Agreement
  • Judge Dismisses ABF Suit Against YRC

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Will international trade continue to tolerate disruption by Somali pirates in 2011?
    As the Christmas festive season approaches, spare a thought for the 550 plus mariners held hostage by AK-47-toting Somali pirates in a God-forsaken lawless part of the world: they and their families stretched around the world will have little to celebrate until they are released from this purgatory.
  • US import growth to continue into 2011
  • Contargo takes over Germersheim terminal
  • Iraqi sanctions lifted
  • A glimmer of hope for boxship owners?
  • Walvis Bay set for expansion

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Piracy risk gets much costlier
    Increasing use of long range motherships by Somali pirates leads to a massive expansion of area where shipowners have to buy back war cover.
  • Ezra Holdings scoops Trico pair
    Singapore-listed offshore outfit shells out $52m for two MPSVs tied to embattled US owner's bankruptcy battle.
  • Horizon Lines goes high-speed
    US operator launches long-awaited attack on transpacific container market with new high-speed service.
  • Mitsui hires Greek LPG pair
    Asian gas trader turns to Athens for LPG carriers controlled by Diamantis Pateras and Lomar Shipping, brokers say.
  • Seanergy plots stock split
    Dale Ploughman leads Greek bulker owner in fight to protect Nasdaq listing with scheme to hike stock price.
  • New5 in Numb3rs
    Noble has a nibble at a couple of capes while Grand China Logistics has an appetite for tankers.
  • Quotes of the week
    Justice Smith dishes out truths on Sovcomflot judgment day which could rob Kremlin of big pay out.
  • Rescue drama on pirate ship
    Somali pirates drop guard to led navies medevac ill crewman from hijacked mothership Hannibal II.
  • Ulstein Group books PSV brace
    Norwegian offshore outfit pens a couple of PSVs at its own yard amid hope of rising demand.
  • Lis Weber auctioned off
    Laid-up former CJ Helt cargoship snapped up by Sweden's Alvar Olsen.
  • Kraljevica sold to Jadranska
    Zagreb company wins auction for struggling state-owned Croatian shipbuilder.
  • Double sale for Deep Sea
    John Fredriksen-controlled offshore owner sells two spot trading anchor handlers amid expansion hype.
  • Blaze hits Vroon ship off UK
    Fire in engine room of standby vessel VOS Vedette doused by crew with power restored.
  • Maersk promotes terminal chief
    APM Terminals CEO Kim Fejfer brought into AP Moller-Maersk executive board.
  • Estonian reefer "hit by iceberg"
    Vestlandia suffers hull damage after coming into contact with drifting iceflow off Greenland.
  • Grimaldi Group ro-ro hits pier
    Grande Nigeria also in collision with launch at the port of Hamburg in Germany.
  • One missing in storm off Turkey
    Search on for cook of Bolivia-flagged vessel smashed against rocks as nine stranded on other stricken ship.
  • HHI holding back boxships
    Korean yard delays series of eight container vessels for more than a year at Nordcapital's request.
  • Boxship bashes barges in Vietnam
    One vessel sunk and numerous others damaged as Vinalines' Fortune Freighter runs amok.
  • Officer airlifted from cargoship
    Seafarer winched from Turkish cargoship off Bermuda with broken arm and open wound.
  • Cargoship stuck on Russian rocks
    Russian fish carrier badly damaged after grounding off the Kuril islands, but crew safe.
  • Thoresen eyes bond issue
    Thai shipowner considering potential $140m convertible issue in bid to lengthen debt maturity profile.
  • Latvian postpones EGM again
    Slanging match with shareholder Ventspils Nafta continues as showdown over tanker owner's board pushed back to January.
  • Two saved from Phu Tan
    Chinese rescuers find survivors from sinking of Vinalines boxship, but 25 still missing.
  • S'pore set for new record
    Lion Republic poised to record second best ever year for container throughput in its history.
  • Van Oord books dredger
    Dutch marine contractor books second newbuilding in as many weeks with order at IHC Merwede.
  • STX OSV seals OSCV deal
    Norwegian shipbuilder recently listed in Singapore takes order backlog to 51 ships with $101m order.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Hapag-Lloyd to raise transatlantic rates
  • MSC adds PNW calls to Med/U.S. West Coast loop
  • OOCL orders two 8,800-TEU ships
  • VA. governor outlines multimodal agenda
  • Fla. extends truck exemption for produce shippers
  • $98 million to start National Gateway rail project
  • U.S., China make headway on trade
  • Saddle Creek buys ProLog Logistics
  • Cross named VP sales at
  • Montrone heads K + N's North American sea freight
  • Anderson top choice for Jacksonville port CEO
  • L.A. port tries to close truck program loopholes
  • 17% box growth for 2010, Port Tracker says

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • Bore to open ro-ro service between Finland and Sweden
    On January 31, 2011 the Finnish shipping company Bore starts a new liner service between Helsinki and Oxel'sund under the name HelOx Line. Initially Bore's 1,400 lane meter ro-ro
  • Anchorhandlers to leave the North Sea market
    Norwegian Deep Sea Supply sells the 1990-built AHTS vessels Sea Cougar and Sea Wolf 1 to an Asian buyer. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase sum
  • Lis Weber sold at auction to Alvar Olsson
    The Swedish owner Alvar Olsen presented the highest bid when the coaster Lis Weber was sold at an auction on Thursday in the court house in Svendborg. Olsson bid DKK
  • New pirate attack in the Indian ocean
    A group of pirates failed to board the Marshall Island-flagged tanker Hellespont Trinity on December 16 some 220 nautical miles West of Angria Bank, India, EU Navfor reports: "The
  • UK Coastguard part of austerity package
    As part of the British government's austerity package, the Department of Transport is set to cut its spending by 15 per cent over the next four years. As a consequence

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2010
  • CTSA increases bunker surcharge to Canadian ports
    Member lines to raise bunker surcharge from January 1, 2011.
  • Bunker markets lack direction
    Crude futures head higher as US economy strengthens.
  • Missed opportunity to target shipping
    There is a clear disagreement in multilateral negotiations on international shipping and aviation, says policy expert.
  • UK Coastguard faces large cutbacks
    At present, the UK's 19 Maritime and Coastguard Agency control centres co-ordinate and manage maritime rescue efforts throughout UK waters.
  • Valero to obtain foreign trade zone status
    Company will cease to pay import tariffs until end product is shipped out to contracts already in place.
  • Trailer Bridge recognised for environmental excellence
    Company uses ultra low sulphur diesel fuel to meet future regulations.
  • Middle East bunker market mixed
    All avails tight in Durban, according to sources.
  • Rotterdam bunker market firms
    Buyers in Rotterdam advised to order early as holidays approach: Some suppliers are already fully booked.
  • Russian energy giant in bunkering joint venture
    osneft in deal with Turkish company to start off-shore bunkering operations in the Black Sea and beyond.
  • Bunker market 'in transition'
    'Transition to distillate fuels, exhaust treatment technology and LNG is underway.'
  • Fuel leaking from wrecked cargo ship
    Vessel driven onto rocks during a storm off Turkey's Mediterranean coast.
  • Double-hull barge for Murmansk as deadline nears
    Lukoil says Tovra has arrived in port and is undergoing inspections.
  • Confidence in the shipping markets 'dips'
    Anticipates rates to fall as influx of tonnage outweighs demand in the next twelve months.
  • Bunker prices moving in mixed direction
    Demand mostly average at Asia's key bunkering ports, traders say.
  • Sinopec expands bunker services to Northern Chinese ports
    Launches bunker trading at three Bohai ports with plans to expand to two nearby ports.
  • Oil leaks from sunken tugboat
    Tugboat sinks in icy waters of Saginaw Bay, in the US Great Lakes.
  • Japan bunker avails to tighten ahead of holiday
    Demand to pick up before the market 'closes' for the year, according to traders.
  • Testing means
    Raising suspicions before they are substantiated will lead to increased costs in terms of time and money.

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