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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 22, 2010
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  • Boost for sea storage of jet fuel as ash disrupts flights
    Oil tankers could be used to hold stocks of jet fuel at sea as the volcanic ash cloud has cut airline demand and grounded around 70 per cent of European flights.
  • Uphill battle to recover hijacked tugboat
    THE Singapore based-operators of the hijacked tugboat, Asta, face an uphill battle to recover the vessel from the Philippines.
  • Fewer pirate attacks in Q1, says maritime watchdog
    The number of pirate attacks around the world fell in the first three months of 2010, although the risk off the Somali coast remained high, said a maritime watchdog.
  • Opinions divided on legality of paying ransoms

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 22, 2010
  • Cathay flies again as European airports re-open
  • CSAV, Wan Hai launch new Far East South American loop
  • Hapag-Lloyd and Evergreen to raise India rates
  • Hamburg Sud revenues decline 28pc to US$4.3 billion in 2009
  • CMA CGM takes delivery of 8,500 TEU ship for intra-Asia loop
  • Capacity to rise as carriers add big ships and new loops
  • Drewry says box rebound fragile, embryonic
  • Zhongshan customs ease flow with first 'green seal'
  • Penang container terminal quarterly volume up 32pc
  • Kalmar box handlers help US Army tackle Iraqi terrain
  • CSX continues efforts to derail aspects of railway bill
  • China Eastern to increase Shanghai-Paris flights
  • China Cargo Airlines sets up first external cargo terminal
  • Xian Xianyang airport increases Shanghai, Guangzhou flights in new season

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 22, 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 20, 2010
  • Davies Turner with new partner in India
    Davies Turner & Co Ltd, a UK-based multimodal service provider, has appointed PL Shipping & Logistics (PLSLL) as its partner for oceanfreight services between the UK and In...
  • Ceva Logistics partner of Interspor in Turkey
    Logistics and supply chain management specialist Ceva Logistics has signed a five-year agreement worth EUR 1.5 million per year to provide distribution and home delivery services i...
  • Raben Logistics Germany receives AEO certificate
    Raben Logistics Germany GmbH was recognised as an authorised economic operator (AEO) at all its locations, with effect from 9 April. The extensive standards that are required ...
  • Flights resume again for the time being - despite volcanic ash
    The EU transport ministers held a video conference on Monday evening (19 April) and agreed to gradually reopen the airspace over Europe after it had been almost fully closed for fi...
  • Boeing B747-8F begins flight-test operations in California
    Far from the volcanic ashes, the second Boeing B747-8 freighter (RC521) landed in Palmdale CA (USA) on 19 April, marking the beginning of a planned transition of B747-8 freighter t...
  • "Cautious" recovery of the container sector expected
    According to Drewry Shipping Consultants' latest Container Forecaster a market 'recovery' is underway, but Drewry cautions that close monitoring of key market drivers is essential ...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Rig fire still raging
  • Solstad converts PSV's at Gibdock for Petrobras charter
  • BIW gets $15.9 million DDG 1001 award
  • MMS issues first offshore wind RFI
  • Crew members missing after rig explosion

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Port of Portland employees eye move to new headquarters
  • Olympia Port Commission adding two meetings
  • Ceremony marks naming of newest OOCL vessel
  • Seattle-based seafood firm hit with EPA civil penalty
  • NOAA sets contract for new survey vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Lloyd Fonds strikes deal with creditor banks
    Banks agree to release KG firm from all liabilities and guarantees arising from its orderbook
  • Irish ports' bulk cargo growth hit by slump
    Irish Maritime Development Organisation says bleakest review to date
  • Piraeus ferry disruption to cost lines $4m
    Blockade a blow to country's ailing economy and an abuse of law

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Workers sought in rig blast
    COAST Guard helicopters, planes and cutters were searching today for up to a dozen workers missing after an oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico
  • US and Brazil near trade deal
    US-BRAZIL talks over cotton subsidies have resulted in US shipping companies temporarily avoiding more than $800M in trade sanctions, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • 10% ferry pax rise backed
    P&I CLUBS have no reservations against UK's decision to suspend SOLAS rules to enable UK-flag ferries to exceed passenger limits by 10% to get British travellers home
  • Pirates take bulker off Oman
    PIRATES hijacked the Greek bulker VOC Daisy this morning in the Gulf of Aden, EU NAVFOR reported
  • Union says strike halts tankers
    THE UNION behind a strike by Galp refinery workers in Portugal told Fairplay today that the action has paralysed tanker unloadings at Leixoes
  • Cocaine found at Latvian port
    A COCAINE haul worth about $26.5M has been discovered on a ship at the Latvian port of Riga, police said today
  • Safety freezes Red Sea ships
    SEVERAL Red Sea vessels have reportedly been taken out of service because of safety concerns

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Canadian National Reports Targeted Incidents
  • Hub Net Jumps 41 Percent to $8.7 Million
  • Hub Buys Containers Amid Tight Capacity
  • 17 Transporters Make Fortune 500 List
  • Hub to Shift All BNSF Loads to Union Pacific
  • Philadelphia Lands Big Auto Import Deal
  • Lawmakers Push for Harbor Maintenance
  • Forwarders Face Weeks of Air Freight Tangles
  • ABF Teamsters Prepare for Concession Vote
  • Descartes Acquires Imanet
  • DOT Sends Delayed Highway Funds to States
  • STB Tells Canadian National to Explain Road Blockages
  • Trucking Group Opposes Vehicle Miles Tax
  • House Bill to Fund Merchant Ship Construction
  • Sen. Kerry Knocks Down Fuel Tax Talk
  • U.S. Exports to China Remain Strong
  • IMF Raises Global Economic Forecast
  • Trans-Pacific Spot Rate Climbs 6 Percent
  • Cargo Theft Costs $10 Billion per Year
  • Gates Unveils Export Control Plan
  • Europe Flying Again, Moving Cargo Backlog
  • China Box Traffic Hits All Time High

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Hamburg Sud: conference abolition 'accelerated the process of rate reduction'
  • US short-haul intermodal loses ground
  • Transfennica adds Tilbury to Iberia schedule
  • Somali pirates seize Greek bulker
  • Charleston ahead as it welcomes CSAV

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • 'Blowout' linked to blast
    Transocean says a 'blowout' may have caused an explosion that has left eleven people missing in the US Gulf following drill rig disaster.
  • Opco kicks off Crude coverage
    Analyst at Oppenheimer and Co consummates coverage of Evangelos Marinakis-led Crude Carriers Corp with coveted rating.
  • Bender assets hit auction block
    Ohio auction house prepares for sale of bankrupt Bender Shipbuilding's Alabama yard assets.
  • Saga sets sights on $120m
    Book opens on VLCC specialist's private placement ahead of Oslo Axess debut for Arne Blystad-led firm.
  • Explosion rocks the US Gulf
    Transocean drill rig still ablaze as USCG launches search for missing mariners following a massive explosion off the Gulf Coast.
  • Landmark exit for Lloyd Fonds
    KG house sheds its entire 18-ship newbuilding orderbook to banks as liabilities of $308m are waived.
  • Pacific Basin bullish on bulkers
    Hong Kong owner says handysize and handymax rates up 20% and 17% so far this year.
  • Fuel fails to burn CSDC
    Hong Kong-based bulker owner sees profit soar on economic recovery despite soaring bunker costs.
  • Nordic readies pool debut
    Tommy Thomsen's Nordic Tankers teams up with Womar as it looks to make a splash in chemical tanker market.
  • Diana scores $17m charter deal
    Simeon Palios-led shipowner seals two-year time charter contract with Daelim Corp for a panamax bulker.
  • Greek bulker hijacked
    Crew ordered to give themselves up after briefly hiding onboard bulker taken by pirates in Gulf of Aden.
  • Crude awakening for ACM
    Johnny Plumbe-led shipbroker points to strong Asian crude demand and more ship sales as reasons for cheer.
  • Red Sea states get tough
    Passenger traffic disrupted between Egypt, Sudan and Saudi Arabia as vessels fail safety checks.
  • Solvang sheds last oldie
    Inge Steensland-led shipowner scraps 1978-built LPG carrier for small profit.
  • Carnival in Victoria victory
    Compensation for $91,000 cruise that wasn't all it was cracked up to be slashed by appeal court.
  • MMM whacked with another suit
    Ramesh Rajaratnam is after $1.7m from beleaguered shipowner in latest legal clash between the pair.
  • Lone boxship held in Canada
    Costamare's MSC Sicily detained in Montreal over ISM and Solas deficiencies.
  • PPL bid gets thumbs down
    Yangzijiang said to be paying over the odds for PPL stake given prospect of weaker jack-up market.
  • Somalis rule piracy waves
    Over half of worldwide attacks occur off Africa's east coast while Indonesia sees huge piracy spike.
  • Hamnavoe heads for Norway
    Scottish ferry leaves normal route to bring back hundreds of passengers stranded by ash cloud.
  • Tug taken off Malaysia
    A second tug and barge have gone missing, believed hijacked, off the southern tip of Malaysia.
  • DryShips in notes offering
    George Economou's US-listed dry bulk outfit looks to raise $150m from convertible notes issue.
  • Kawasaki issues profit warning
    Shipbuilder Kawasaki Heavy Industries will sink to full-year loss due to difficulties at US subsidiary and hefty impairments.
  • Female first for P&O Cruises
    UK owner appoints Sarah Breton as its first woman cruiseship captain in 173-year history.
  • Hamburg Sud posts 2009 loss
    German container line could not produce profit despite positive contribution from tramp fleet.
  • Vitol inks jet fuel storage deal
    Swiss trader parks Byzantine Maritime products carrier as demand is slashed by airports shutdown.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Maritime executive sentenced to 7 years
  • CMA CGM unit joins intra-Asia services
  • Australia steps up Barrier Reef surveillance
  • Europe airports open as airlines count costs
  • U.S. outlines sweeping export control reforms
  • AAEI launches benchmarking survey
  • Damco hires Panama manager
  • Truckers, L.A. port square off in court
  • LaHood tours Panama Canal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Somali pirates hijack bulk carrier
    The Liberian owned Voc Daisy has been hijacked in the Gulf of Aden, 190 nautical miles East South East of Salalah, Oman. The vessel was heading west from Ruwais, U.A.E
  • Ven-Trafiken cancels Spanish contract
    Ven-Trafiken AB, Landskrona, has cancelled a newbuilding contract with a shipyard at Vigo, Spain. Ven-Trafiken is now searching for a new shipyard to build a double-ended ferry
  • Danish Pilot Service slams down on unfair competition
    The Danish Pilot Service A/S, the first private pilot company in Denmark, has filed a complaint to the Danish Competition Authorities (Konkurrencestyrelsen) regarding unfair competition from the government owned
  • Cruise line assists stranded travellers
    Celebrity Cruises has cancelled the first leg of the launch celebrations of their new cruise vessel Celebrity Eclipse scheduled to begin on April 22. Instead the company assists UK travellers
  • Somali pirates hunt further east
    Somali pirate attacks are closing in on the south and west coast of India warns IMB, the International Maritime Bureau. 'Recent attacks (have) indicated that pirates are moving closer towards

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 21, 2010
  • Crude turns bearish again on stockpile data
    Markets bullish early, but numbers again bring surprises.
  • CSDC sees surge in Q1 profit
    But Chinese ship operator says bunker costs have risen by 56%.
  • Rotterdam prices firm
    NYMEX showing losses in early trading.
  • Strong gains in Middle East hub
    NYMEX showing losses in early trading.
  • Bunker suppliers pursue AHL through US courts
    Reports say tanker owner owes over $1.5 million in unpaid fuel bills.
  • IBIA appoints new event manager
    Charlotte Egan wants to raise IBIA's profile.
  • Lower sulphur limit expected to cause market disruption, volatility
    ECA cost and oil prices 'pose a great threat to budget, cost and operational stability of vessel operators' says GRM.
  • Key ports see rise in prices
    Buyers sidelined by higher bunker prices on Wednesday.
  • Taiwanese port sees no supply of 380 cSt in 'near future'
    Supplies of 180 cSt and MGO not affected in Taichung.
  • ExxonMobil sells fuel oil cargo for end-April
    90,000 tonnes of high-viscosity parcel to be lifted from Saudi port.
  • Dan-Bunkering recruits new staff in Singapore
  • Titan terminates 'critical' note exchange offer
    Minimum tender condition not met, but may launch a new exchange offer.




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