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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
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  • Asia demand seen boosting tanker rates
    Freight rates for crude tankers on key Asian routes may rebound slightly from last week's 2010 lows on expectations that Asian demand will pick up next month, traders and analysts said yesterday.
  • Baltic index drops to one-month low
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell on Monday but firmer freight derivatives contract buying was providing some support to the market.
  • Iraq gets maritime fleet since US-led invasion
    Iraq's state sea transport company signed a five-year contract with Global Refinery of Switzerland on Monday to jointly operate 66 ships, Iraqi officials and the Swiss firm said.
  • Seafarers take centre stage
Strait Talk
  • Going green ahead of schedule
    SOMETIMES, it can seem that debates on environmental issues affecting shipping are really only the concern of the European countries, the US and a few others.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
  • Little change comes to Alphaliner's Top 50 box rankings
  • Alphaliner's Top 50 container lines
  • LA-LB box taxes risk driving away 43pc of imports: study
  • Cosco launches feeder services centred on Nansha's GOCT
  • Shandong's box exports surge 1,500pc in August
  • Guangxi-ASEAN trade up 38.6pc to US$3.11 billion this year
  • China Railway opens Shandong's first intermodal centre
  • ESC backs EU move to boost railway industry competition
  • International Chamber of Commerce updates Incoterms
  • Prince Rupert to offer cold ironing shore power to box ships
  • Coyne builds Afghan presence with new Boeing 747-400F
  • India develops air cargo infrastructure to meet future growth
  • Chongqing air cargo value up 25pc to US$420 million in 7 months

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
  • ALS (Freight Management Group) opens new Hamburg office
    The Hull-based 3PL and heavylift specialist ALS (Freight Management Group) recently opened a new office in Hamburg (Germany) to assist in the ALS Group's strategic network and busi...
  • Western Union and DHL to extend joint services to Europe
    Western Union, a leading provider of international money transfer services, and CEP provider DHL Express, have agreed to extend their cooperation. Plans include international payme...
  • Comm Scope selects TDG as logistics provider for northern Europe
    Comm Scope, a global leader in infrastructure solutions for communications networks, has selected the British logistics service provider TDG to be its single northern Europe logist...
  • Continental and United's shareholders approve merger
    The US justice ministry and the EU Commission raised no objections to the planned merger of Continental Airlines with United Airlines, thus clearing the way for the entities' share...
  • ASL concludes major acquisition
    Aergo Capital Limited and the ASL Aviation Group Limited (ASL), a joint venture between the Belgian maritime group CMB and the private equity fund 3P Air Freighters, are set to sel...
  • MASkargo orders two more A330-200F freighters
    Malaysia Airlines has placed a firm order with Airbus for two more A330-200F freighters, following the conversion of two existing options. The latest contract increases the airline...
  • Michael Jek retires at NYK Line
    Hamburg-based NYK Line (Germany) will bid its authorised signatory Michael Jek farewell on 30 September, when he retires. Jek has been with the enterprise for more than 42 years, f...
  • Norilsk Nickel ships metal through Northern Sea route for first time
    The company Norilsk Nickel shipped the first consignment of metal through the eastern segment of the Northern Sea route, from Murmansk to Dudinka, Pusan and Shanghai, on the ...
  • WWPC members combine to haul sugar plant from India to Sudan
    The Sudanese project forwarding specialists called Darka for Trading and Services, a member of the WWPC for Sudan, has successfully transported 4,100 cbm of heavy cargo over 1,100 ...
  • Evergreen Line adding extra vessel to KHP service
    The Evergreen Line has added a ship, the "Uni Concord", to its Kaohsiung-Haiphong shuttle service (KHP service) on account of vigorous growth in the Vietnamese economy. T...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Metro Machine gets $7.2 million Navy contract mod
  • Container giants coordinate antipiracy efforts
  • BP to join industry well containment initiative

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Marine highway system projects net $7 million in DOT funding
  • Washington governor visits Shanghai World Expo
  • Port of Tacoma schedules free tour of port operations
  • Bellingham Airport paving work completed on schedule
  • President nominates pair for Federal Maritime Commission

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • MSC prepared to use armed guards to protect its ships
    Line may take unilateral action unless more is done to tackle piracy attacks in the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean
  • For hire: anti-piracy patrol boat with armed personnel
  • Armed guards prove a sticking point as insurers try to clarify cover
  • Unions back use of armed guards on vessels
  • Singapore in move to become arbitration hub
    Launch of its own ship sale form could pose a threat to London and New York
  • So why not Singapore?
  • Hughes hits back at International Group critics
    Describing it as a cartel is totally misguided , says Shipowners Claims Bureau...
  • International Group vital for global trade
  • End to frozen chicken ban heats up reefer rates
    Owners looking for sustained recovery in fourth quarter as demand starts to rise
  • Chinese mill closures hit capesize fortunes

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Scorpio scoops another bargain
    SCORPIO Tankers is to acquire a 2-year-old LR2 Aframax tanker for $52.2M
  • Big Three box with pirates
    THE WORLD'S top three box shipping companies today issued a joint alert to strike piracy while the iron's hot, now that the monsoon season's completion is sounding an all-clear for attackers
  • Dockwise seeks $100M for design
    DUTCH shipowner Dockwise is to raise $100M to invest in a new type of semi-submersible vessel, Fairplay was told today
  • Yemen thwarts pirate attack
    YEMENI coastguards have reportedly prevented an attempt by Somali pirates to hijack a foreign vessel in the Bab al-Mandab Strait
  • Practice for a sea calamity
  • Shares rise ' not you, shipping
  • Vietnam to receive Siberian oil
  • VLCC glut keeps the lid on
  • Hey you, get off of my ship
  • Carnival settles pod case
  • Behind BDI's negative turn
  • Puntland said to target pirates

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Retailer Group Stays Neutral on Carrier Antitrust Bill
  • US Chamber to Introduce Transporation Index
  • Kerry Promises Infrastructure Bank Bill for Next Session
  • DOT Proposes Texting Ban For Hazmat Truckers
  • UPS Reviewing Driver Cell Phone Use
  • SC Ports to Replace Operating System
  • Atlas Air Boosts Profit Forecast
  • Greek Truck Strike Enters Second Week
  • Home Construction Rose 10.5 Percent in August
  • Port Nehru to Relent on Fees Accrued During Shutdown
  • Maersk, MSC, CMA CGM Join Forces Against Piracy
  • Airlines Triple 2010 Profit Forecast to $8.9 Billion
  • "K" Line Listed in "Good Global" Investment Index

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Liner majors declare war on pirates
  • US antitrust immunity under the spotlight
  • China-Japan trawler row boils over
  • Bet your shirt on it: no double-dip
  • Ill winds boon for US cotton producers

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Greek fined $4m in US
    Judge slaps Irika Shipping with maximum probation period and hefty fine as "serial polluter" faces fallout from Iorana incident.
  • Jones Act fuels wind woes
    US Department of Energy eyes foreign ships for wind-farm projects but Jones Act is still an issue, report claims.
  • Liner big guns in anti-piracy push
    Maersk Line, MSC and CMA CGM place old rivalries aside to battle pirate threat.
  • World Fuel wraps up offering
    New York-listed bunker giant banks $219m from latest stock sale as underwriters feast on leftovers.
  • Polarcus predicts earnings upgrade
    Oslo-listed seismic owner says $3m streamer splash may boost newbuilding's earnings power by 25%.
  • MISC yard IPO to net $550m
    Advisor places price on Malaysia Marine & Heavy Engineering as shareholders back float.
  • Carnival clinches quarterly gain
    Micky Arison-led cruise giant sees third-quarter profit climb as consumers seek comfort in summer cruising.
  • Crew stuck on "floating prison"
    Seven Indonesians fighting for back-pay on Saudi tanker off Bahrain since February.
  • Trico PSV pair to be sold
    US shipowner is close to securing an $8.5m deal to sell two platform supply vessels.
  • Russian sells tanker to Scorpio
    Mystery Russian outfit also given two optional sales contracts from Emanuele Lauro-led Scorpio which confirms LR2 purchase.
  • Greens hit Stena ship off UK
    Sit-in protest onboard drillship Stena Carron off Shetland to disrupt deepwater drilling after BP disaster.
  • Frontline bags VL 'for free'
    Analysts give thumps up to orderbook reshuffle by John Fredriksen's flagship tanker company.
  • Puntland 'to take on pirates'
    Somali region's government sends naval vessels to fight hijackers with chemical tankers on radar.
  • Seatrans may reflag tankers
    Norwegian owner could leave domestic register due to new restrictions on Polish crew.
  • Spirit takes a pounding
    Pacifica cargoship needs tug assistance after being damaged in heavy seas off New Zealand
  • Sasco sends ship to Shanghai
    Russian owner launches one vessel on container run from Vladivostok, and could expand capacity.
  • Orderbook 'haunts' dry sectors
    Alarming number of dry-cargo newbuildings set to enter key sectors despite axing of over 500 orders in the past year.
  • Russia scraps NSC stake sale
    Lack of bidders cited for cancellation of auction of 20% in cargoship operator.
  • Bulker bash caused by tide
    Japanese capesize hit Berge Bulk vessel off Wales after failing to identify strong current in passage plan.
  • Stig takes the wheel at Maersk
    AP Moller-Maersk appoints Stig Hoffmeyer to boost profitability at its FPSO and LNG operations.
  • Shanghai reaches top spot
    China claims giant port is now biggest in the world after August box throughput reached record high.
  • Japan still going strong
    Shipbuilders see third consecutive month of order levels in excess of 1mgt, according to official figures.
  • Another Vinashin arrest
    Tally of Vietnamese shipbuilding executives in custody following Vinashin woes reaches six.
  • Brit crew 'too fat' for ferries
    Stena Line's Pim de Lange stirs up a storm after claiming potential UK recruits are "quite fat and covered in tattoos".
  • Cougars on prowl at RCCL
    Royal Caribbean hosts second voyage for older women and younger men after Carnival said not again.
  • Rare owl removed from cruiseship
    Wildlife officers take protected burrowing bird from giant Oasis of the Seas in Florida.
  • Kirkland reaches end of line
    Historic 1924-built wooden ferry unable to be repaired after fire in the US.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Puerto Rico settlement detailed
  • Brierre joins Williams Mullen
  • Cathay signs contract for six 777s
  • EgyptAir adds capacity from U.K., Ireland
  • Obama endorses heavy rigs on Maine, Vt. Interstates
  • Tropical to acquire V.I. Cargo Services

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • Fjord Line ends summer season
    Fjord line A/S has ended the summer season for the fast ferry Fjord Cat on the Hirtshals'Kristiansand service. During the summer Fjord Cat sailed 654 voyages between the

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2010
  • MOL report details emission reduction targets
    Aims for 10% reduction per tonne-mile of CO2, SOx and NOx by 2015, pledges continued investment in technology to cut emissions.
  • Distillate prices jump in Durban
    NYMEX showing losses of more than $1.50 in early trading.
  • Bunker markets climb
    Good barge avails for accommodating even prompt arrivals in Rotterdam.
  • Engine maker in deal to expand use of scrubber system
    Aims to 'bring clean and efficient engine technology to the market' with eye on upcoming emission regulations.
  • Uptick in bunker fuel prices amid slack demand
    Demand was mostly low at key Asian bunker ports.
  • HPCL launches 'largest bunkering terminal' at Indian port
    Indian refiner plans to reduce value-added tax on bunkers sold from the terminal, market sources say.
  • Indonesia 'to stop' subsidised diesel sales to ships
    BPHMigas orders Pertamina to stop selling subsidised fuels to local industry buyers.
  • Crisis sees 'little change' in top 50 liner operators
    No major bankruptcies, consolidation 'limited', says report.
  • Statoil hires managers for IPO of fuel retail unit
    May raise as much as $1 billion, making it the biggest IPO in Norway since 2006.




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