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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2010
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  • Panamax rates to fall further
    Freight rates for panamax bulk carriers on key Asian routes are expected to fall to fresh 2010 lows next week as heavy rains disrupt coal operations and dampen vessel demand in Australia, shipbrokers said yesterday.
  • Baltic index falls to near five-month low
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell to its lowest in almost five months on Wednesday as weather disruptions continue to hamper activity.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2010
  • HK arrests IRISL-linked ship over debts as US harassment rises
  • Slow steaming absorbs fewer sailings on Asia-Europe CKYH loops
  • Safmarine upgrades Pearl River, Malaysia-east Africa service
  • Sino-Russian trade rises by 43pc from Jan-Oct
  • China exempts vegetable trucks' hauling tolls
  • Yangshan port moves 35 million TEU in past five years
  • Xingjiang's rail freight volume up 7.6 pc in first 11 months
  • Houston Port's box tonnage rises 7pc from Jan-Nov
  • Call for shipping industry to create positive media exposure on piracy issue
  • US Federal Maritime Commission report draws mixed response
  • FedEx handles 16 million packages on its busiest day of year
  • EVA buys 16pc in China Cargo Airlines
  • Boeing may delay delivery of Dreamliner until summer 2011
  • Frankfurt Airport sees air freight volumes rise 5.2pc in November
  • HK air passenger fuel charges increase, 8-10pc

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2010
  • Ashok Janakiram re-elected President of asic
  • Major Ports athletic meet at JNP ground on Dec. 28-30
  • MPSEZL begins operations at mega coal handling terminal
  • Non-major ports in Gujarat post 13.71 pc throughput growth during April-Nov.
  • Vasan calls for three-fold increase in port capacity
  • Emirates SkyCargo undertakes first paperless flight
  • Rlys ready to transport onion on priority basis
  • Decision on cotton export limit in January
  • Disclosure statement for PPP projects likely
  • Draft of AEO scheme on ex-im consignments released
  • EGoM to decide on diesel,LPG price hikes on Dec. 30
  • Khurshid for law to govern lobbying
  • MMTC floats tender for pig iron export
  • Sunset review of anti-dumping duty on saccharin, CTF from China
  • DIPP offers online IL tracking
  • Ramu S. Deora, J. K. Jain at Fieo helm

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • Bergen Group wins construction vessel contract
  • Keppel AmFELS delivers third Rowan jack-up
  • Vigor Industrial swoops on Todd Shipyards
  • Diana Shipping spins off containership unit

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • DOT proposes new rules for truckers' hours of service
  • Maersk Line planning rate increases for 2011
  • Port association schedules shifting trade routes seminar
  • Navios Maritime Holdings to purchase own preferred stock
  • Steel Dynamics fills order for continuous welded rail

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • DryShips unveils tanker ambitions with 12-ship order
    Orders a dozen suezmaxes and aframaxes at Samsung Heavy Industries
  • Teekay flexes its muscles as it mulls new fleet additions
  • Grand China Logistics harbours stratospheric ambition
  • Fourth-quarter capes rally as VLCCs sink
  • Clarksons ends year on strong note
    Full year performance predicted to beat market expectations
  • Clarksons warns trade growth and shipping...
  • Todd Shipyards agrees Vigor Industrial takeover
    Deal will establish a new shipbuilding and shiprepair giant along the US West Coast
  • Box giants eye major Chongqing investment
  • Hamburg sea tribunal rules on arrested ship
    Vessel under arrest by Spanish authorities for more than five years does not have to...
  • Using debt set-offs in dispute resolution

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • DryShips unveils tanker spree
    GEORGE Economou-led DryShips has revealed a sweeping shift in strategy through the purchase of a dozen tanker newbuilds for $770M
  • Carnival responds to alerts
    CARNIVAL Cruise Lines told Fairplay today that it is taking steps to ensure that the just-revealed failure of Carnival Splendor's carbon dioxide firefighting system will not recur
  • Diana's venture heading to NASDAQ
    DIANA Shipping revealed today it will partly spin off its Diana Containerships joint venture, which is expected to debut on NASDAQ in mid-January
  • Chile licenses port plan
    BRAZIL'S EBX has received a construction license from Chile's government to build a $300M port to handle iron ore, coal, copper, ash and other bulk cargoes
  • Lakes ballast move hailed
    WISCONSIN'S decision to accept IMO ballast standards leaves shipowners in a situation of one state down, two states to go
  • Fredriksen to splash out?
    RESOLUTIONS are popular this time of year, but how's this: John Fredriksen has reportedly vowed to invest at least half of his vast fortune in tankers
  • Splendor inquiry stirs alerts
    THE US Coast Guard has issued two urgent safety alerts after finding that a key Carnival Splendor firefighting system failed during its 8 November engine-room blaze
  • Odfjell adds two tankers
  • NOL's financing arrives
  • Navios to buy back shares
  • Rio Tinto port plan approved in Oz
  • Maersk Oil buys in Brazil
  • CSDC orders show faith in oil sector
  • Second tug robbed

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • DOT Proposes Changes in Truck Duty-Time Rules
  • Senate Leaves 100 Appointments Unconfirmed
  • OOCL Hikes Handling Charges for Australia
  • Aircraft Orders Plummet $6.6 Billion in November
  • Port Trucking, Cargo Screening Expire
  • DP World Sells 75 Percent of Australian Ports Business
  • Maersk Sets Two Price Hikes for First Quarter
  • Q&A: Top Trucking Stories of 2010
  • Concor to Hike Freight Charges

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2010
  • AfDB invests in Africa's transportation
  • Rail service improved between France and Spain
  • Parsec orders more Kalmar trailers
  • Allport and CS Logistics Holdings merge
  • NOL agrees financing deal for new ships

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • Diana box spin-off Nasdaq bound
    New York-listed bulker owner to spin-off its boxship venture with a separate stock listing across town.
  • No sale, says Vopak
    Holland's Vopak is staying in the Bahamas after partner First Reserve sold out of tank terminal Borco.
  • NOL nets $926m newbuilding loan
    Ron Widdows-led owner scores financing to cover almost 80% of the dozen ships it penned this summer.
  • Steamship Mutual joins the 'A' team
    The Steamship Mutual protection and indemnity club has been promoted to the A team by Standard & Poor's.
  • West Coast yard union
    New York-listed Todd Shipyards Corp is to be taken private in a $130m bid by competitor Vigor Industrial.
  • Positive outlook boosts Clarksons
    Upbeat trading statement drives top shipbroker's stock price 4% higher.
  • Banks give Genmar breathing space
    Norwegian bankers have loosened the strings for New York's General Maritime Corp.
  • Snow hits delivery of TradeWinds
    Icy weather disrupts flights but you can still read your favourite shipping newspaper on the internet.
  • Evergreen plays white knight
    Troubled Swee Joo is getting a helping hand from major customer Evergreen Marine Malaysia.
  • Volstad back at Bergen for CSV
    Finn Syversen-led owner pens its sixth newbuilding at Norwegian yard with the potential to make it seven.
  • Odfjell bags a brace at SLS
    Oslo-listed owner grabs two chemical tankers chopped by rival Gulf Navigation at SLS in Korea.
  • Waste scare over nuclear cargo ship
    Danish vessel completes sensitive voyage with spent reactor fuel only to be hit by waste trouble of a very different kind.
  • DryShips hatches buy-back plan
    Nasdaq-listed bulker owner earmarks $25m to spend on shares in its drilling arm, Ocean Rig.
  • Gas scare holds up handysized bulker
    German controlled vessel forced to abandon voyage at Lake Erie anchorage after toxic gas incident.
  • Statoil takes Havila newbuilding
    Njal Saevik-led offshore owner secures new contracts for two PSVs, including one nearing completion at Fjellstrand.
  • Second attack off Singapore
    A tug and barge have been attacked by a group of men in carbon copy of an incident two weeks ago.
  • Neptune Marine looks for $80m
    Struggling Australian oil and gas contractor has announced a heavily discounted rights issue.
  • Trafigura's profit takes a tumble
    Top commodities trader said to have suffered a 20% drop in profits this year as oil trading hit.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • MSC starts West Africa feeder
  • Hapag-Lloyd cancels Kemi direct service
  • Wisconsin to harmonize ballast rule with IMO
  • Truckers say port registries violate federal law
  • Two arrested in Memphis pharmaceutical heist
  • U.S. asks WTO for help in China wind tech dispute
  • Congress extends ATPA for six weeks
  • USDA's 'Road Map to 2015' focuses on trade
  • Toll Group selling and buying
  • Ports hail diesel clean-up bill
  • Turkish port plans expansion
  • ICTSI, MSC ink new Georgia port deal

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2010
  • Carnival reports improved Q4 results
    'All-in-all, 2010 was an encouraging year with improved business trends from a gradually recovering economy'.
  • US to hold refiners responsible for emissions
    Environmental Protection Agency releases information on plan to establish greenhouse gas pollution standards.
  • Fujairah bunker market stable
    Some suppliers quoting on enquiry only in Durban.
  • European Bunker market mixed
    Suppliers in a position to serve prompt requirements in Piraeus.
  • Bunker tanker will finally reach Jeddah next week
    IBCO's hijacked tanker heading to Saudi port nine months behind schedule.
  • Bunkers boost scrap price
    Bulker has 800 mt of bunkers on board.
  • Fuel oil stocks dip
    Brightoil Petroleum continues heavy buying of physical cargoes.
  • General fall in IFO prices at key ports
    Demand for bunkers below average at key Asian ports.
  • EU releases study on shipping emissions
    Study highlights using technology to save fuel and increase efficiency.
  • Petroval Bunker buyout completed
    Baltic Oil Terminal raises $6.3 million from a share placement to partly finance the acquisition.
  • New owner of Caribbean oil terminal eyes bunkering
    Opportunity to 'further increase' and 'optimise' bunkering revenues, says Buckeye.




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