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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 26, 2010
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  • Piracy prompts Japan to open army base abroad
    Japan is opening its first overseas army base in Djibouti, a small African state strategically located at the southern end of the Red Sea on the Gulf of Aden, to counter rising piracy in the region.
  • First WIG craft registered in Singapore
    THE first wing-in-ground (WIG) craft was registered in Singapore yesterday by Wigetworks Private Limited.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 26, 2010
  • Horizon posts US$13.2 million loss in first quarter
  • Maersk COO says Antwerp, Hamburg, Le Havre productivity slipping
  • FESCO's first quarter up, outperforms 2008 in segments
  • MOL adds Lagos call to its West Africa feeder from Tangier
  • Cosco, Evergreen to divide Asia-Africa-ECSA service
  • China's quarterly trade value up 44pc - 8pc up on pre-downturn
  • Malaysia's Northport first quarter up 26pc to 779,867 TEU
  • Charleston March box volume up 24pc adds CSAV Asia service
  • Nigeria impounds containership carrying 'toxic batteries'
  • NOL names APL Americas president, VP for APL Logistics
  • IMF predicts global growth, but cautions against borrowing
  • Air China quarterly profit up 121pc to US$317.6 million
  • Shenzhen airport cargo throughput up 45pc in March
  • American Airlines to launch Chicago-Beijing service
  • IATA dismayed at EU response to volcano airspace closures
  • DHL prepares for increased airfreight demand in Asia

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 26, 2010
  • Arshiya puts up better show despite difficult global conditions
  • WCA Family appoints Gangadhar Iyer to head Ghana operations
  • APL names new President for Americas
  • Unitex Logistics enters third year of service
  • Liberty Marine shortlisted for prestigious Seatrade Awards 2010
  • Offshore industry insisting on best onboard facilities from ship suppliers
  • Wan Hai joins INDFEX service
  • Fresh cotton exports banned
  • Report on Sethu project only in Feb. 2011
  • CoPT, IWAI team up to commission ro-ro terminals at Bolghatty & Willingdon
  • MoU signed for rail projects along Nepal border
  • Optimism on air cargo sector
  • Forwarders struggle to cope with massive air freight backlog
  • Food inflation rate touches 17.65 pc
  • Export finance rates to be freed from July
  • 20 pc uniform export duty on iron ore products planned
  • India, China may ask US to clarify stand on Doha talks
  • Ajeya Kallam spells out strengths & attributes of a good CEO

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 22, 2010
  • Swisslog awarded warehouse contract by Cremo
    Cremo, a producer of milk-based consumer goods based in Villars-sur-Glâne (Switzerland), has asked Swisslog to set up an automated warehouse for milk powder pallets. Cremo produces...
  • NYK Logistics expanding Antwerp capacities
    NYK Logistics North Continent has added another 6,000 sqm of capacity to its Antwerp warehouse, strengthening its abilities to serve the healthcare industry. The new area is licens...
  • Iata estimates billions lost to volcanic ash grounding
    The cloud of volcanic ash in European air space is dissolving and allowing air traffic to return to normal incrementally. The European organisation for the safety of air navigation...
  • Transfennica includes Tilbury in Bilbao service
    Transfennica will include a weekly direct call at Tilbury from Bilbao. The Friday evening sailing from Bilbao will call at Tilbury on Sunday (14.00) from 7 May. After discharging i...
  • Three killed in Antonov cargo plane crash in Philippines
    An Antonov 12BP cargo plane was destroyed when it crashed near the town of Mexico (Philippines). The Aviation Safety Network said that three crew members survived, whilst three are...
  • US freighter operator Arrow Cargo facing bankruptcy?
    The local media has reported that the Miami-based US all-freight carrier Arrow Cargo may be facing bankruptcy. It is currently holding talks with potential investors and if they fa...
  • Tallink Superfast units return in the Baltic Sea
    Estonia's Tallink group is set to re-deploy its "Superfast VII" and "Superfast VIII" ferries between Helsinki and Rostock from 26 April. The units can carry 700...
  • New vessel for CMA
    CMA CGM has taken delivery of the "CMA CGM Figaro", an 8,500 teu containership built by Samsung Heavy Industry. The newbuilding was delivered on 20 April, is registered i...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 25, 2010
  • Major oil leakage from Deepwater Horizon site

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Port of Tacoma calls for Hylebos Creek project bids
  • US rail freight traffic increases during week
  • Port of Everett schedules Working Waterfront Harbor tours
  • Horizon Lines reports first quarter numbers
  • Genco Shipping extends time charter for Handymax ship

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Panama Canal toll set to rise by 7%
    Authority to publish details by the end of April
  • Rickmers Maritime inks deal with lenders
    Takes major step towards re-financing as it reaches agreement to convert $130m top-up loan facility into a five-year amortising loan
  • Unifeeder to enter UK market
    Feeder line to start three weekly services in June
  • Restis inks deal for kamsarmax trio at HHI
    Vessels scheduled for delivery in 2012
  • Seatrade and Alpha to launch reefership pool
    Companies to make available 80 ships for newly named Hamburg Reefer Chartering

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Agony follows Ecstasy swerve
    SIXTY passengers were injured this week when the cruise ship Ecstasy suddenly changed course to avert an adrift buoy, Carnival confirmed today
  • Engineer guilty of US pollution
    A BULKER crew member has pleaded guilty in a US court to illegal discharge of polluted wastewater
  • Gulf spill, navigation fear eased
    FEAR OF a serious spill diminished today when the US Coast Guard said no oil appears to be leaking from the Transocean drilling rig that exploded, caught fire and sank in the Gulf of Mexico
  • Ash tourists arrive back in UK
    ABOUT 2,200 stranded British tourists arrived back in the UK today after travelling from Spain on new cruise liner Celebrity Eclipse
  • A door opens, another closes
    ICELAND'S international airport was closed today when winds shifted to blow volcanic ash eastwards, Fairplay was told
  • Riyadh changes wheat rules
    SAUDI Arabia has reportedly changed its tender rules so Australia can sell it wheat

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Maersk Line to Test Fee on No-Show Boxes
  • Paccar Profit Jumps 160 Percent
  • Trucker Marten Transport Profit Dips 4.8 Percent
  • Boeing Profit Falls 15 Percent
  • AMB Loss Falls Below $1 Million
  • Freight Volume Boosts Forward Air Profit
  • Short Line Volume Nears Past-Year High
  • Trucking Group Testifies in LA Port Case
  • Rates Fall for Railcar Lessor GATX
  • Ship Engineer Pleads Guilty in Pollution Case
  • N.J. Longshore Union Official Charged
  • Horizon Lines Loss Widens
  • Hamburg S'd Boosts U.S.-Europe Rates
  • ABF Losses Climb as Shipments Drop
  • Coalition Urges Port Trucking Change
  • Rickmers Restructures Loans, Cancels Ship Orders
  • Russian Ocean Carrier Traffic Soars
  • Durable Goods Orders Fall after Three Months
  • Maersk Extends Chassis Program to Gulf, Pacific Northwest
  • Video: Can Shipping Be Like Ordering a Book Online?
  • T.S. Lines Expand Intra-Asia Network

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Ashes to ashes for some airfreight, but can shipping step up to the plate?
    The luxury of six days without silver birds and their jet engine contrails in the spring blue skies over northern Europe reminded us of how over dependent we have become on air travel to shrink the world. The volcanic fallout-induced near week-long paralysis of European air travel caused unprecedented widespread disruption - but every volcanic ash-laden cloud has a silver lining and in this case it is an ill Icelandic wind that has blown some good news in the direction of container shipping; providing it is up to the challenge.
  • Bleakest review yet, but Ireland toughs it out
  • China tops US export markets
  • NYK Logistics adds Europe/South Africa service
  • COSCON reports USD1.1 billion loss
  • Signs of recovery at Tacoma

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Piracy suspects face US judge
    Eleven Somalis accused of firing on US warships arrive at Virginia courthouse to face indictment.
  • 'Magic pipe' mastermind guilty
    US Department of Justice and whistle-blower score big win after engineer admits involvement in pollution plot.
  • Fuel costs hammer Horizon
    US boxship owner plunges deeper into red in opening quarter on market woe and bigger bunker bills.
  • Eleven rig workers feared dead
    Frantic effort continues to locate missing crew following the explosion that sank Transocean's Deepwater Horizon.
  • NCSP clocks up big profit rise
    Russia's Novorossiysk port pushes up 2009 earnings by 63% despite small revenue climb.
  • Greek ship evades pirates
    Chemical carrier Pyxis Delta chased and fired on in early-morning assault off coast of Oman.
  • Reefer super pool agreed
    Laskaridis and Seatrade to link up in further consolidation of conventional reefer market.
  • Greeks in May Day threat
    Seamen plan two-day strike next week over government's plans to ease cabotage laws.
  • Quotes of the week
    Peter G makes Mad Money's Jim Cramer eat his words and Bertram Rickmers has no worries.
  • Bug bites Boudicca again
    Norovirus hits Fred Olsen cruiseship for second time in two months as it heads back to Liverpool.
  • Slur sparks shipyard riot
    Workers go on rampage at Drydocks World in Indonesia after Indian boss calls them "stupid."
  • New5 in Numb3rs
    How much compensation is Clarksons looking for in a US court and what ransom is wanted for the Samho Dream?
  • Fesco volumes up by fifth
    Russian container line posts 22% higher cargo volumes for first quarter.
  • J Lauritzen $117m richer
    Danish shipping group completes Norwegian bond issue to diversify financing.
  • Kristian Jebsens cancels bulker duo
    Bergen owner scraps deal for 33,000-dwt vessels at Mingde in China after big delays.
  • Tanker sinks after collision
    Crew rescued as Haekup Pacific goes down following clash with Chinese bulker off Korea.
  • Seacor profit dives on costs
    NYSE-listed offshore owner posts much weaker first-quarter result as expenses erode steady earnings.
  • Havila makes losing start
    Norwegian offshore player hit by higher costs in first quarter as result turns red.
  • Recovery starts for Wartsila
    Finnish ship engine group reports 66% rise in first quarter orders as owners return to yards.
  • ABG confirms Precious trio
    No mention of expected optional contract as Indian yard finally bags cement carrier order.
  • Noble in Mexican venture
    Hong Kong commodities and chartering giant takes 25% stake in iron ore and coal export terminal.
  • Property boosts Keppel Corp
    Cost cuts on lower orderbook also lead to first-quarter profit at Singaporean shipbuilder.
  • China Cosco eyes bonds
    Bulker and boxship wing of Cosco group looks to medium-term notes to raise fresh funds.
  • Courage Marine buys again
    Hsu Chih Chien-led Courage Marine picks up panamax bulker from Taiwan's U-Ming Marine Transport.
  • Pirates abandoned PU 2007
    Missing Pan United tug and barge were hijacked say authorities, but pirates opted to flee the vessel.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Maersk expands chassis program
  • APL names Frentzel contract logistics VP
  • IATA: Volcano cuts airline revenue $1.7 billion
  • Union Pacific profit climbs
  • Canada fears losing wind turbine business
  • Former USTDA director heads CEE
  • NYK Logistics starts Africa service
  • FMC reviews 22 OTI license applications
  • Tacoma sells controversial real estate holding
  • Charleston volumes up in March
  • Missile strikes Jordanian port facility

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 23, 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.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 23, 2010
  • Awards to recognise shipping's environmental contribution
    Andreas Chrysostomou, chair of MEPC, to present awards in London, last call for submissions.
  • Bunkers again affected by crude swings
    Week sees prices dip but then resuming upward trajectory.
  • Markets mostly firmer
    A jump for crude gives support to higher values.
  • Diesel removed from sunken towing vessel
    Body of crewmember recovered, salvage efforts continue on Friday.
  • Horizon Lines points to bunker costs as losses widen
    Bunker surcharges only partially mitigated higher fuel costs.
  • Small price gains across Europe
    Slow market activity in Rotterdam.
  • Prices soften in Fujairah
    While Durban prices firm.
  • Macoil steps up operations in Gulf of Suez
    New barge will serve Suez and two other regional ports.
  • Fuel oil output falling, says study
    ECAs 'raise questions' about low-sulphur residual fuel availability.
  • Singapore bunker prices at a three-month high
    Prices stable on Friday with minimal movement.
  • Fuel oil stocks dip week-on-week in ARA
    But inventories still more than 40% up on this time last year.
  • Petrogal offering IFO with 1.00% sulphur
    Another European supplier readies for July ECA deadline.
  • MRPL offers tender for 380 cSt fuel oil
    Cargo scheduled for early June loading from New Mangalore.
  • California ARB to award $1 million for vessel hybridisation project
    Ports in California seek green technology to bring air pollution levels down.
  • Titan seeks lifeline from new exchange offer
    Titan would suffer 'adverse impact' if the new exchange offer is unsuccessful, says company chairman.
  • Chimbusco's March bonded sales improve
    Bunker sales grow about 20% month-on-month.

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