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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
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  • The vanishing Singapore seafarer
    The local seafarer is facing extinction even as 2010 is being celebrated as the Year of the Seafarer.
  • Feasibility study on using LNG in shipping
    SEVERAL companies and universities here are now mulling over whether LNG can be used in South-east Asia for the heavy oil-using maritime industry.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Sticking by one's word vital in coming century: Cosco chief
  • Beibu Gulf port volume to hit 300 million tonnes by 2015
  • Wanzhou, Chongqing to raise capacity by million TEU by 2015
  • Anhui province to receive US$16.3 billion in transport construction
  • Alashankou to build largest western China bonded area
  • New Orleans back in action with box volume up 61pc
  • Two lobbies join to press US Congress to ease truck weights
  • NZ's Otago port box volume rises as ship calls sink
  • Greater collaboration needed in CN's railway supply chain
  • Boston installs APMT's second hand gantries from Oakland
  • Vanguard expands in intra-Asia; starts high-tech bar coding
  • Air China from Chengdu to Tokyo, cuts 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Israeli air freight volumes rise 11pc in August
  • Boeing sees need of million pilots, mechanics over 20 years
  • Kenya Airways joins IATA's e-Freight programme

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Allcargo Chennai handles 242 TEUs of LCL imports in August
  • Alphaliner's Top 50 box shipping giants
  • Another SCI tanker may be scrapped
  • Hat-trick for Maersk Line at CONCOR North-West Region Awards function
  • Trans Middle East maritime event in Nov. 2012
  • Frequented by mega boxships, Le Havre becoming major hub
  • MoS prepares Cabinet note on Diamond Harbour box terminal
  • Port sector floats a lobby group
  • Reclaimed Sagar island to become maritime investment region in 12 years
  • Vasan operationalises 2 super post-Panamax cranes at Chennai Port, inspects slew of facilities
  • CONCOR's new reach stackers commissioned at ICD-Sabarmati
  • SC ruling on CST to benefit ancillary units catering to exporters
  • Envoy invites EPCES members to take part in Expocomer 2011, invest in Panama

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 22, 2010
  • Key leadership appointments at Panalpina
    Panalpina brought the organisational restructuring it has undergone since March to an end with the appointment of three industry experts to head its ocean freight, airfreight and l...
  • CAT and Suardiaz join forces in European car transportation
    Groupe CAT, an automotive logistics company, and Grupo Suardiaz, a multimodal logistics operator, have created the Suardiaz CAT Shipping Company (SCSC), a joint venture that operat...
  • Advance International quality accreditation extended
    Istanbul-based Turkish freight forwarder Advance International Transport (AIT) has successfully been re-certificated to global quality standard ISO 9001:2008, following an audit by...
  • Maersk Distribution Services now part of Damco
    Maersk Distribution Services is set to be integrated into Damco, the logistics arm of the A.P. Moller-Maersk group. Maersk Distribution Services is a warehousing and distribution c...
  • Qantas starts daily South Africa link
    The Australian carrier Qantas commenced a daily South Africa flight on Tuesday, introducing its seventh weekly Boeing B747-400 service between Sydney and Johannesburg. Qantas conti...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Seafarers' Rights International Center launched
  • Gibdock completes OSV upgrade and overhaul
  • 930,000 sign anti-piracy petition

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Oregon governor establishes electric vehicle strategy board
  • Maui recycling facility sold to Schnitzer Steel
  • General Maritime completes six vessel time charter deal
  • Drinking water tainted at Washington Ferries headquarters
  • Navios Maritime Holdings receives new Capesize vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Oberstar Bill takes aim at US box trades
    Congressman James Oberstar Bill introduces bill to end liner shipping's antitrust immunity
  • Groups slam calls to end US antitrust immunity
  • Shippers call for further liner reform
  • US in no rush to abolish antitrust immunity
  • Brussels conference ban may have helped box lines' rebound
    Move could have helped to accelerate sector's recovery from worst-ever slump
  • How box shipping survived the slump
  • Paragon chief highlights 'upside potential' for containerships
    Growing number of Greek owners ditch tankers and bulkers for 'the best area in which...
  • Greek foray into box market is no mere fad
  • BDI falls for eighth day
    Baltic Dry Index falls for the eight consecutive trading day to 2,461 points
  • Why a psychic octopus could take on the BDI

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Liner antitrust bill introduced
    A US BILL has been introduced that liner companies warn would greatly hinder their ability to price services in the US trades
  • EU NAVFOR expands patrol area
    EU NAVFOR has responded to the increasing number of pirate attacks taking place farther from the Somali coast by extending its area of operation in the Indian Ocean
  • Sailors pounce on pirates
    EU NAVFOR said today Spanish naval forces disrupted a pirate attack involving one whaler and two skiffs
  • Study sees higher ship emissions
    CARBON dioxide emissions produced by UK shipping could be up to six times higher than had been calculated, University of Manchester research has indicated
  • Cruise behaviour flushed out
    MOST BALTIC cruise companies have been accused of dumping sewage directly into the sea, the World Wildlife Fund told Fairplay today
  • USC is vague on Venezuela
  • Ukraine unveils Yalta accord
  • Kenya stalls on Pakistan rice
  • Mariner-rights centre opens
  • GenMar fixes six to Trafigura
  • China escalates Japan fight
  • Capesize rates pushed lower
  • S&P weighs Hapag's move

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Railroads Urge Congress to Reject Heavier Trucks Effort
  • Donohue Calls for Long-Term View of Infrastructure
  • FedEx Freight Considers Rate Hike
  • Oberstar Introduces Ocean Carrier Antitrust Bill
  • Rising Trucking Employment Remains Below 2009
  • US Railroads Haul Most Containers Ever
  • Martinair to Focus on Cargo, Quit Passenger Business
  • DOT Pays $6 Billion in Stimulus Funds Over Summer
  • World Airways Extends Etihad Freighter Contract
  • FedEx Express Expands First Overnight US Service
  • DHL Extends EXPRESS 10:30 Delivery to Korea
  • Leading Economic Indicators Increased 0.3 Percent
  • DB Schenker Opens Czech Facility
  • Indiana Company Buys OIA Global Logistics
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk Secures $6.75 Billion Credit Facility
  • Swiss International Air Lines Chairman Jetzer Dies
  • Brambles Buys Unitpool in Container-Pallet Merger
  • YRC Takes 5.9 Percent General Rate Hike

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • CGT calls out its troops in French pension battle
  • Eastern Cape terminals excel
  • Yuan tug-of-war ahead of Congress vote
  • EU confidence hit by austerity measures
  • APM T takes back flood-damaged Itajai berth

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Maersk taps $6.75bn cash
    Danish owner's new credity facility brings together 20 banks to refinance borrowings maturing in 2012.
  • Genmar fixtures fuel analyst alerts
    Cantor Fitzgerald says US tanker player could fill finance gap with ship sales as trio of analysts race to dissect $60m charter deal.
  • Micky still sitting pretty
    If champagne and caviar are a part of your daily diet, you may have stolen a spot next to Carnival CEO Micky Arison on the latest list of America's rich.
  • Big John is crowned yet again
    Shipowner John Fredriksen again named Norway's richest man as his listed companies thrive.
  • SFI bags bond bonus
    John Fredriksen-led company boosts ability to snap up distressed assets after tapping Norwegian investors for $85m.
  • Stolt strikes for four tankers
    Oslo-listed Stolt-Nielsen inks newbuilding quartet at Nanjing East Star Shipbuilding.
  • Shades seized in sizzling sting
    Federal agents storm US port to commandeer containers stuffed with 78,600 pairs of counterfeit sunglasses.
  • BOS bags Indian E&P fix
    Norwegian seismic player emerges victorious in battle to bag piece of Indian exploration tenders.
  • Another seized off Nigeria
    Thai crew member of pipe-laying vessel joins three Bourbon crew kidnapped near Bonny River.
  • Greek unaware of explosives find
    Goldenport not informed of reported uncovering by Italian police of huge illegal haul on MSC Finland.
  • Russians eye PDVSA aframaxes
    United Shipbuilding teams up with Daewoo of Korea for order of 10 aframaxes for Venezuelan giant.
  • Bharati facing Mangalore delays
    Indian company blames land acquisition difficulties for slow progress on new shipyard.
  • Sparrows Point sues Severstal
    US shipyard launches legal action over alleged contamination from nearby steel mill.
  • Sovcomflot profit slips
    Rising costs chalk off improved first-half revenue at Russian tanker giant.
  • Petition aims to combat piracy
    Massive response as 920,000 signatories demand governments protect ships and their crews against highjacking.
  • Ardmore in order debut
    Irish start-up led by former Teekay man Tony Gurnee turns to Korean yard for its first newbuildings.
  • Spending hunger on the up
    Owners, brokers and charterers are increasingly likely to make major investments, says Moore Stephens.
  • Crew evacuated from burning ship
    Twenty-four men taken from Greek bulker in Norway after blaze spreads to wheelhouse.
  • Workers protest Croatian yard sale
    Three thousand employees march through Split demanding protection from wage cuts and job losses.
  • New centre to fight for seafarer rights
    Newly launched organisation aims to counter the darker side of the international shipping industry.
  • UK emissions "much higher"
    Study claims carbon output from British vessels could be up to six times greater than previously thought.
  • Seaspan raised at Dahlman
    Investment banks' shipping analyst Omar Nokta points to "robust recovery" in liner sector.
  • Still dumping in the Baltic
    WWF claims more than half of cruiseships continuing to flush toilet water into the sea, despite port disposal facilities.
  • Mols-Linien to double capacity
    Loss-making Danish ferry owner may buy first of three new vessels this year.
  • Gun-running link to master murder
    Captain Ufuk master killed hours after applying for witness protection programme in Philippines.
  • Judge blocks Trico loan fix
    Bankruptcy court refuses to support $25m refinancing package with hedge fund.
  • Fitch downgrades Arpeni
    Ratings agency cuts Indonesian shipowner's issuer default ratings over failed bond payment.
  • Cargoship grounds off Greece
    Initial attempts fail to refloat Balthellas vessel from sandy shallows at Corinth.
  • Cargill extends Hellenic fix
    US agricultural commodities giant takes Hellenic Sky for another five months at slightly better rate.
  • James Fisher buys RigCool
    UK company continues to broaden services profile with purchase of drilling heat suppression outfit.
  • Danes opt for Bangladesh
    Ferry company Hundested-Rorvig has ordered a double-ended ferry at Western Marine Shipyard.
  • Austal boss calls it quits
    Bob Browning, chief executive of Aussie fast ferry builder, set to step down from post in November.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Connie dinner promises $71,500 in scholarships
  • Lufthansa announces leadership transition
  • Donlen in effort to reduce emissions
  • Hillwood to develop Jacksonville center
  • SoCal ports release updated clean air plan
  • Baltimore: General cargo down, containers up
  • Flood damage repaired at Brazil port

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Transatlantic becomes half Norwegian
    On Wednesday, an extra ordinary General Meeting at the Swedish shipowner Transatlantic gave the green light for the take over of Norwegian Viking Supply Ships' shares in Trans Viking that
  • 103-foot magic hose brings USD 4 million penalty
    Greek Irika Shipping registered in Panama has been sentenced by a US district court to pay a USD 4 million penalty for repeated illegal discharges of oil and plastic from
  • EU-fleet widens its operation area
    Through the 2009 inter-monsoon periods it became evident that Somali pirates were operating at ever greater range in the search of new vessels to attack. To address this problem
  • First ferry to run on biofuel
    The Danish ferry Bitten Clausen will sail partly on biofuel as an experiment in order to reduce emissions. Bitten Clausen sails on the Ballebro-Hardeshøj run very close to the
  • Stevns Battler assisted vessel on its maiden voyage
    Nordane Shipping's brand new tug Stevns Battler came to the rescue of the Danish freighter SDK Italy, which suffered an engine breakdown in the Atlantic Ocean on a voyage from
  • Close to a million names against piracy
    When the World Maritime Day, with the Year of the Seafarer as theme, is celebrated, the organisations behind can present a petition demanding increased actions against Somali piracy, signed

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Bunker numbers continue to fall in key ports
    Tight avails on fuel oil and gasoil in Piraeus for supplies before September 26.
  • Fujairah prices soften
    Some players report fully committed barge schedules until beginning of next week.
  • Statoil confirms IPO intention for Fuel & Retail unit
    Expected to price during October 2010 for listing on the Oslo Stock Exchange.
  • GHG emissions and the role of bunker suppliers
  • Bio-diesel has 'little promise' as bunker fuel
    Ships on global trade routes 'should remain on hydrocarbon fossil fuels'.
  • Emissions from UK shipping 'six times higher' than calculations
    CO2 emissions have been incorrectly calculated on the basis of UK bunker fuel sales, new research says.
  • Singapore sees sluggish demand, softer prices
    Quiet market in Singapore, other key Asian markets closed for holidays.
  • Bunker industry 'facing a period of flux'
    GHG concerns could trigger 'creeping legislation', bunker convention is told.
  • Dan-Bunkering expands Russian team
    To support sales team in Kaliningrad.
  • High viscosity fuel oil cargo sold at narrowing discount
    Slightly higher price points to tightening supply in Fujairah.
  • 'Simple, proven solutions' improve efficiency
    Available technologies making 'significant impact' in reducing CO2 emissions, says International Paint.
  • Pakistan supplier offers 30-day credit
    Only supplier in Pakistan to offer up to 30 days credit, says director of Orion Bunkers.

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