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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
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  • Shipping demand may rise once China steel cuts end: report
    Demand to transport iron ore may rebound once China ends steel-production cuts and steel prices may gain in the next several months because of the reduced supply, according to SSY Consultancy & Research Ltd, a unit of the world's second-largest shipbroker.
  • Thome first of its kind to gain SeaSkill accreditation
    Thome Ship Management last week became the first third-party ship manager in the world to receive full accreditation from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) SeaSkill for its competency management system.
  • Dockwise gets support for planned US$100m issue
    Dual Dutch-Norwegian listed ocean transport company Dockwise said yesterday that top shareholders had pledged to take up the planned US$100 million rights issue to fund the construction of new vessel.
  • SGS seeks 70% sales gain by 2014
  • Turkey's Bosphorus re-opens
  • Dip in cargo handled by Tanjung Lembung

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • China Merchants-led consortium wins Colombo terminal concession
  • Singapore extends block exemption for liners until 2015
  • US election fever brings on US-China trade, currency disputes
  • Savannah volume rises 9.7pc to 2,637,743 TEU in fiscal 2010
  • Pearl tributary Xijiang capacity can't cope with growth
  • Fujian to integrate Xiamen and Zhangzhou ports
  • Lack of pick-up and delivery clogs Chittagong docks
  • Bahamas independent truckers fear MSC scheme to exclude all but one
  • DP World still at risk of sale to pay Dubai World creditors
  • European truck manufacturers accused of price-fixing
  • Melbourne's port future subject to conflicting plans
  • Terminal operators urged to know their customers better
  • Intermodal Africa 2010 to be held in Cape Town
  • Aquino okays plan to cut 3,500 Philippine Airlines jobs
  • JAL to cease calling at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport
  • Polet Airlines receives third IL-96-400-T freighter

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Drewry sees boxships beating break-bulk as reefer trade booms
  • Greatship Global takes delivery of multipurpose PSSV
  • LNG to power first 25,000-DWT product tanker of GL class
  • Mundra CHAA S.O.S.: ex-im trade losing crores due to failure of new EDI system
  • Sophisticated sensor system tracks ocean freight boxes
  • Japan inches closer to signing trade pact
  • 1st ship calls at Dhamra port laden with coal
  • EU to implement new port rules from Jan. 2011
  • MICT connects to Far East ports with YML's 1st independent service
  • Progress made by Asian ports awes US maritime official
  • 100 pc screening of cargo on passenger jets creates new fears
  • Delhi ICDs to stay open during Games
  • Drawback rate cuts come into effect
  • Pharmaceutical industry to get booster shots
  • Registration of cotton export deals put off to Oct. 1
  • Sensitive items imports surge
  • Textile Ministry may bring back TUFS in 3 months
  • India & Brazil move WTO dispute settlement panel

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
  • Penske Logistics in leadership change
    Vincent Hartnett of Penske Logistics plans to retire as president in January. Marc Althan, vice-president of administration and procurement for parent company Penske Truck Leasing,...
  • FedEx reports 110% net income increase in Q1
    The US CEP provider and integrator FedEx got fiscal year 2010/2011 off to a strong start, with Q1 net income of USD 380 million, which represents a 110% increase from USD 181 milli...
  • Karl Dischinger employs 23 new apprentices
    The German logistics service provider Karl Dischinger Logistikdienstleister took 23 new apprentices onto its books on 1 September. 14 of them work at company headquarters in Kirchh...
  • DPD now provides special wine bottle packaging
    DPD, a B2B parcels service provider that belongs to CEP company Geopost, a subsidiary of France's La Poste, now offers winemakers and wine dealers a service in which their bottled ...
  • New York port authority investing in Bayonne Bridge
    The port authority of New York and New Jersey is set to provide up to USD 1 billion to help finance a solution for the problem that the Bayonne Bridge is too low, thus presenting i...
  • Promising off-shore training alliance
    The Beluga off-shore training academy and Deutsche WindGuard recently signed a cooperation agreement to carry out joint off-shore safety courses. Beluga's off-shore training academ...
  • Unifeeder and Thos. Carr in strategic partnership
    Unifeeder, one of the leading feeder and short sea operators in Northern Europe, recently signed a strategic partnership agreement with its long-standing Italian agent, Thos. Carr ...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Gulf Island Fabrication gets authorization letter for deepwater topsides project
  • Sustainable Shipping Initiative launches
  • Thome in ship management "first"

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Clean Truck program stickers ready for Port of Tacoma truckers
  • Coast Guard cutter back home following $8.5 million overhaul
  • Crowley Maritime earns 'Best' honor in Quest for Quality
  • Cruise West informs FMC of intent to cancel cruises
  • Alaska Airline begins Portland to Honolulu flights

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Box lines preparing to cut back Asia-Europe capacity
    Carriers move to halt another freight rate fall as peak season fails to make significant impact
  • How box shipping survived the slump
  • Where a stronger yuan may lead box trades
  • Fall in lay-ups may be peak season hiccup
  • MSC eyes new boxships
    Company said to be in talks for a series of extra-wide 9,000 teu newbuilding vessels...
  • MSC charters reactivated Maersk boxship...
  • Head of port affiliate gets top job at China Merchants Bank
    Fu Yuning replaces Qin Xiao as banking giant's chairman and non-executive director.
  • Grand design for growth may stretch this...
  • Bangladesh move lifts Indian demolition rates
    Chittagong breaker takes two vessels despite import curbs
  • Shipbreakers in 'green' tug-of-war

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Deal could mean 2,000 jobs
    A PORT acquisition could lead to about 2,000 people being newly employed at Poland's Gdynia shipyard, Fairplay was told today
  • Royal Oasis ignored tide
    A COLLISION between two bulk carriers off Port Talbot in Wales most likely occurred because mariners on Royal Oasis failed to take account of the tide, MAIB has found
  • VLCCs stack up in Persian Gulf
  • Typhoon stops ships, plants
  • Vietnam robbers out in force
  • $35M rerouted to Aker Philly
  • Poti collects pollution fines
  • Scholten plea expected
  • Falklands oil 'commercially viable'
  • UN backs Somali solution

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • White House Backs Bigger Trucks in Maine, Vermont
  • Diesel Edges Up 1.7 Cents, Remains Below $3
  • DHS Recommends Clear Goals for Importer Self Assessment
  • Economists Declare Recession Ended in June 2009
  • Tropical Shipping Acquires Virgin Island NVOCC
  • Lawmakers Draft Ocean Carrier Antitrust Immunity Bill
  • Dockwise Plans Heavy Lift Vessel
  • Air France-KLM, Martinair Cargo Add China Flights
  • Charleston Boosts Heavy-Lift Capability
  • AirBridgeCargo Adds Paris
  • President Nominates Two to FMC
  • Damco Takes Over Maersk Distribution Services
  • Atlanta Boosts Georgia Ports' Volume
  • Efficiency, From A to DC
  • Imports Regain Their Mojo
  • Who's Who in Logistics Technology
  • Recovery Evidently on Track
  • YRC Asks Teamsters for more Concessions
  • Benchmarking Your Supply Chain
  • Brokering a Freight Surge
  • Outrunning a Recession
  • The Life of a Container
  • Box Lessors Building Profits
  • Controlling Controlled Exports
  • That Sinking Feeling
  • Transport Plan Stirs Washington
  • FMC Gets Aggressive
  • Intermodal's Distribution of Power
  • Meeting with CSCMP's Rick Blasgen
  • Supply Chain Show Time

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • US antitrust immunity under the spotlight
  • BP finally kills 'disastrous' Gulf well
  • Irish debt spikes borrowing costs
  • EC proposes new rail directive
  • China v Japan trawler spat escalates

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Scorpio eyes more tankers
    New York owner said to be hunting up to three modern products carriers, with first LR2 unit set for November delivery.
  • Drakos tied to aframax splash
    Jimmy Drakos and Groton Pacific Carriers may be inching closer to IPO on the heels of a $340m spending spree, sources say.
  • Oil alliance eyes tankers
    ExxonMobil-led crisis collation may fix shuttle tankers and drillships to support Deepwater Horizon-inspired marine well containment system.
  • SFI eyes Nordic finance markets
    John Fredriksen-connected owner keeps eye open for "interesting opportunities" as it prepares bond issue.
  • Tropical seizes Caribbean stake
    Tropical Shipping expands in St Croix as New York-listed parent acquires container player.
  • SCI scraps single-huller
    Sabyasachi Hajara-led shipowner continues to clean house as 1985-built tanker hits the breakers.
  • Boa deal to set ball rolling?
    Ole Bjornevik's Boa Offshore sells multifunctional support vessel amid rumours further departures are on the cards.
  • Fugro scores Aberdeen action
    Dutch seismic giant grabs heaping handful of geophysical survey contacts off coastal UK.
  • Tanker turmoil to force sales
    Continuation of a weak tanker market this winter may force owners to sell assets, analyst says.
  • Bulker duo detained in Canada
    August port state checks end in detention for Inci Gemi and Amalthia Marine ships.
  • Term monopoly for Knightsbridge
    John Fredriksen-linked Knightsbridge Tankers ties up a new deal for Mayfair, its last spot-trading VLCC.
  • Gulf Nav mulling VLCC buys
    Per Wistoft-led Dubai tanker owner sets date to hammer out possible investment in VL tonnage.
  • Seacor Marine sheds FSV
    US shipowner offloads crew boat to African offshore outfit, brokers say.
  • Dockwise in $100m push
    Andre Goedee-led Heavy-lift specialist turns to shareholders to help fund potential newbuilding project.
  • Taiwan Nav feels the pinch
    Bulker owner sees first-half revenues and profit cut back substantially.
  • Koreans take on Arpeni
    Lender KSFC files suit against Indonesian owner over alleged outstanding payments for tanker.
  • Tanker trio see estimates cut
    Difficult market leads Lazard Capital to drop forecasts for OSG, Frontline and Nordic American Tankers.
  • Schlaff linked to Latvian buy
    Austrian billionaire reportedly interested in taking over Riga-based tanker player and Ventspils oil terminal.
  • Atomflot gets busy on NSR
    Russian icebreaker agency fields five enquiries to escort ships through artic ice.
  • Farstad raises NOK400m
    Karl-Johan Bakken-led offshore vessel player latest Oslo owner to successfully tap the bond market.
  • African ports lack spill resources
    Eastern, southern terminals not ready for pollution, oil waste and ballast water issues, ports boss says.
  • Wong takes Swiber hot seat
    Raymond Goh quits as CEO of Swiber with his deputy stepping into the fold.
  • Maersk likes look of Singapore
    Danish container giant planning to flag more than 30 new ships in island republic.
  • Cruise West scraps voyages
    US operator cancels all but one cruise as its mysterious restructuring continues.
  • Hellenic yard deal sealed
    Abu Dhabi Mar finally agrees terms on its 75% purchase of Greek shipbuilder.
  • SITC goes high in Hong Kong
    Chinese boxship owner strikes for the maximum amount in planned Hong Kong offering.
  • Tanker held over liquid dumping
    Sichem Fenol seized off Aden after coastguards claim crew threw 25 plastic bags into sea.
  • STX quashes terminal rumour
    Korean group denies weekend report that it is mulling a Malaysian terminal for $345m.
  • Gambler in death leap off HK
    Debts of HKD 5m lead Chinese man to jump overboard Star Cruises casino ship off Hong Kong.
  • Vinashin eyes bond cash
    Vietnam said to be considering using funds from recent bond issue to settle shipbuilder's debts.
  • Songa sells one to PetroSaudi
    Norwegian gets rid of laid-up Songa Saturn recently thought to have fixed new charter deal in Trinidad.
  • Singapore in yoyo mode
    Lion Republic continues to see recovery in container traffic, but volumes slightly down after July high.
  • Danish cargoship sold into Russia
    Malene gets new lease of life after being laid-up at Svendborg since February 2009.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Obama appoints Cordero, Dye to FMC
  • Clarification: Container rates start to soften
  • Aergo, ASL reach plane sale agreement
  • ABC expands China service
  • White House's NEI seeks more Ex-Im Bank focus
  • USDA opens China trade office
  • Maersk Distribution Services now part of Damco
  • Vanguard plans major intra-Asia expansion
  • Vanguard expands bar code technology
  • Paris container terminal opens on River Seine
  • Calif. delegation talks trade in South Korea
  • Whale carcass dragged into Oaklan

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • EU drags owners through the dirt
    The EU commission has adopted new rules to enhance and improve the safety performance of ships. From January 1 2011, a new online register will "name and shame" shipping companies
  • New Danish National Maritime Museum opens in 2012
    Per Stig Møller, the Danish Culture Minister, officially inaugerated the construction start of a new National Maritime Museum in Helsingør on Friday last week. The museum will be located in
  • Farstad raises NOK 400 million
    The offshore operator Farstad Shipping has completed a NOK 400 million bond issue with an expected maturity date on 27 September 2013. The net proceeds of the loan will be

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • Total to resume LSFO supplies at Dunkirk
    Product will be sourced from Total's Donges refinery.
  • Bunker markets soften across Europe
    'Good demand' in Rotterdam.
  • Fujairah IFO prices start the week mixed
    Key suppliers face congestion due to high demand.
  • ICS urges caution on market based measures
    Warning to UNFCCC against using shipping to raise funds without taking impacts into account.
  • Terminal fire: Impact could be felt 'months down the road'
    Meanwhile, traders say Iranian fuel oil imports are flooding into Singapore market.
  • Liner association in Hong Kong low-sulphur fuel initiative
    HKLSA proposes two-year voluntary scheme to improve air quality, wants local ship operators to follow suit.
  • MPA responds to call for Singapore sulphur cap
    Commentator asks why Maersk is switching to low sulphur fuel in Hong Kong but not Singapore.
  • Bunker prices generally down, demand mixed
    Mixed demand at key Asian bunker hubs on Monday, traders say.
  • Busan bunker fuel supplies 'very tight'
    Bunker fuel supply to normalise soon in Busan, local traders say.
  • 'Strong' typhoon stalls bunkering ops at Chinese port
    Port authority declares 'lockout' as typhoon Fanapi hits China's Fujian province.
  • Sinopec Zhoushan bonded bunker sales 'jump'
    Increase due to rapid expansion at Chinese ports, says company source.




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