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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
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  • Aussie coal ports shut down by environment activists
    Australian environment activists closed down operations at the world's largest coal port yesterday, after entering three terminals and attaching themselves to loaders, the terminal operator and the protesters said.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • Intra-third world trade to drive global growth: World Bank
  • Geneva giant takes delivery of 13,798-TEU MSC Emanuela
  • NATO's million dollar moonshine shipments evade Pakistani customs
  • Logistics construction bustles in Nanning ahead of ASEAN trade
  • Singapore talks shop at Latin Asia Business Forum
  • Union Pacific serves CenterPoint Joliet terminal as big DC park opens
  • Kuehne + Nagel offers 18 new LCL services to Asia Pacific
  • New box terminal at Kattupalli near Chennai for 2012
  • Prince Rupert, CN, Maher Terminals sign productivity accord
  • Jacksonville Port needs to reposition itself to stay competitive
  • Asia Pacific air freight demand up 32.1pc in August
  • Indonesia e-data customs system turns into e-snafu: shippers
  • Flight to celebrate first air cargo delivery October 2, 1910
  • Air cargo screening faces holiday volume pressure, says industry
  • AirBridgeCargo adds 4th China destination with Zhengzhou

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 23, 2010
  • Iberia agrees to BA's pension recovery plan
    The Spanish carrier Iberia recently notified Spain's Securities Market Commission (CNMV) that its board of directors decided not to exercise its right to cancel the merger con...
  • Brazilian president attends handover of reconstructed berth in Itajai
    The Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula) recently visited the port of Itajai in Brazil's Santa Catarina State for the official handover of the reconstructed berth 2...
  • Wijngaard Natie's new service centre bringing more cargo and jobs
    The Antwerp (Belgiu)-based company Wijngaard Natie is to convert one of its warehouses on the Vries quay into a dedicated service centre for Mechel, a Russian steel group that has ...
  • DB Schenker opens logistics centre in Pardubice (Czechia)
    DB Schenker Logistics has expanded its network in southeastern Europe, by adding a new logistics centre in Pardubice near Hradec Králové (Czechia). One of the centre's first custom...
  • Malta customs authorities award AEO certificate to S. Mifsud & Sons Ltd
    SMS Cargo and SMS Shipping, divisions within the Maltese company S. Mifsud & Sons Ltd, have been awarded the status of authorised economic operator (AEO) by the Malta customs a...
  • Kuehne + Nagel and Switcher set up pact for climate neutral transport and logistics processes
    Switcher, a leading provider of ethically produced textiles, and the global logistics service provider Kuehne + Nagel have signed a long-term collaboration agreement. The aim of th...
  • Pema appoints new sales director for Germany
    Pema GmbH, based in Herzberg am Harz (Germany) and one of Europe's leading independent lessors of commercial vehicles, has named Udo Brestel as its new sales director for Germ...
  • Beluga planning to scoop up the US shipping company Intermarine
    Beluga Shipping, based in Bremen (Germany), is forging plans to take over its US rival Intermarine in New Orleans. Intermarine is majority-owned by the US investment group New Moun...
  • South African Airways retiring B747 fleet
    South African Airways is ending its Boeing B747-400 scheduled services in October 2010. From tomorrow (25 September) on, its sole Boeing B747 Johannesburg'Lagos (Nigeria) route wil...
  • Christoph Franz new Lufthansa group CEO; Karl Ulrich Garnadt new Lufthansa Cargo CEO
    The supervisory board of Deutsche Lufthansa has promoted the group's deputy chairman Christoph Franz as Wolfgang Mayrhuber's successor as chairman and CEO of the Lufthansa Group fr...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • OSG makes organizational changes
  • SeaBridge Freight to modify barges with Marine Highway grant help
  • Ingram Barge cuts towboat emissions
  • USCG Commandant meets with Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • WTSA member carriers create new advisory board
  • Rail traffic numbers continue record string
  • Crowley presents scholarships to pair of maritime academy cadets
  • Washington governor visits new SSA terminal in Vietnam
  • Boeing holding Everett rally to showcase NewGen Tanker

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Mandatory fuel standards proposal unworkable
    MEPC to decide on merits of minimum standards for bunker fuel quality next week
  • 'Sleepwalking' to towards tougher fuel standards
  • Laggard states risk maritime safety
  • Authorities slow to tackle the problem
  • Mountain of submissions facing week-long MEPC
    Final questions relating to energy efficiency design index could be resolved
  • Laggard states risk maritime safety
  • Shipping urged to pledge $10bn climate cash
    Oxfam wants sector to contribute upwards of $10bn a year towards cost of mitigating...
  • Volatile dry bulk market keeps owners...
  • WSC challenges proposed change antitrust law
    World Shipping Council believes proposals to repeal antitrust immunity could hurt US...
  • McCain continues pursuit of Jones Act

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Rio adds $230M in Dampier
    RIO TINTO has raised its ante again in Dampier by adding a new A$242.63M ($230M) investment to it its existing expansion scheme in Dampier
  • Norden invites partnerships
    DENMARK'S Norden told Fairplay today it is "open to partnerships" with other companies to maximise profits on certain routes
  • Iran cuts offshore oil storage
    RESERVES of crude and fuel oil in Iranian-operated floating storage offshore have fallen by about 10M barrels this month, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • WTSA forms advisory board
  • Japan blinks in China dispute
  • Sovcomflot calls results 'steady'
  • Maersk slims down bank dealings
  • BHP gives Macedon green light
  • Crew saved off sinking ship
  • Seven pirates sentenced
  • Petrobras raises $70Bn

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Trailer Orders Up 55 Percent from 2009
  • World Shipping Council Elects New Board Members
  • GE Sells 115 Locomotives in Brazil
  • UAE Cargo Boom Goes into 11th Month
  • Lowering Barriers to Port Growth
  • Freight Bills Stuck in a Time Warp
  • Bear Hunt
  • Trading China
  • State Demand Overwhelms DOT Grant Program
  • Asia Air Freight Grows 25 Percent
  • DB Schenker Launches Pan-Europe Rail System
  • SCI to Invest $4 Billion in New Ships
  • Factory Orders Rise, Durable Goods Hit Five-Month High
  • Trans-Pacific Lines Create Shipper Advisory Group

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Kick-out piracy!
    Mobilising a petitioning army of close on one million, supported by a fleet of over one thousand ships, the shipping community has declared war on the Somali-based miscreants infesting the vital sea arteries of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
  • Oberstar's bill to cull US antitrust immunity
  • WSTA new shipper/carrier panel to take on 'critical' issues
  • TUI to own half of H-L
  • ADPC awards new contract for Khalifa
  • Ireland: 'no other way but export'

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Vale plots Hong Kong listing
    Diversified Brazilian dry-bulk player on the brink of sealing Asian listing and $2bn buy-back plan.
  • CECO & Jaccar ink ethylene JV
    Jacques de Chateauvieux-backed private equity outfit poised to splash $15m to team with Peter Knudsen-led owner in gas alliance.
  • CECO CEO sheds light on Eitzen JV
    Eitzen Ethylene Carriers architect and CECO chief Peter Knudsen says specialised gas segment may be poised to pop.
  • Gard confirms big first half surplus
    Claes Isacson sets a pace that rival marine insurers will struggle to match.
  • George grabs distressed bulker
    Greek magnate George Economou has picked up a post-panamax newbuilding at auction, brokers say.
  • Fred Olsen rig finds North Sea gig
    Norwegian drilling player pens fresh continental contract for the floater Bredford Dolphin.
  • Cosco 'attacked' in Nigeria
    Nigerian bandits beat up crewman of Feng Shun Shan, reports says, as piracy escalates in the region.
  • 'Watch where you're going'
    Norwegian manager fined in UK after ship sails wrong way and master lies about rest hours.
  • Norden & Glencore pen Russian JV
    Danish shipowner teams up with commodities heavyweight in five-year, ice-class panamax pact.
  • Seven jailed for Greek attack
    Kenyan court shies away from life terms but sticks Somali pirates in slammer for five years for bulker assault.
  • Cargoship grounds off Denmark
    Lithuanian vessel awaiting tug for refloating after getting stuck in Limfjord.
  • Latvian facing board wrangle
    Tanker owner postpones EGM as state pension fund fights to maintain seat on supervisory council.
  • Norden flags tanker price U-turn
    Carsten Mortensen-led owner says price tag of its new products tankers has jumped by 25% since April.
  • Vitaco hangs on to tanker
    Vietnamese owner will not now sell Petrolimex 04 as it believes it can win new charter.
  • Varun on the hunt for ships
    Indian owner wants to add tankers, offshore ships and LPG carriers to its fleet, says boss Yuddhishthir Khatau.
  • Condor 10 makes a comeback
    Retired 1993-built Condor Ferries ship pressed into service as replacement vessel between UK and Channel Islands.
  • Danish owner has offal idea
    Hardeshoj-Ballebro to run ferry on meat waste from local slaughterhouse.
  • Crew saved after ship sinks
    Seven men rescued from Bolivian-flagged cargoship off Dominican Republic.
  • Kandla to add three berths
    Indian port opens bidding for $146m expansion project to meet growing demand.
  • Shell in short Brazil fix
    Oceanteam Bourbon joint venture wins charter work from oil major for DP2 construction vessel.
  • Quotes of the week
    John Fredriksen's chips are up as he goes fishing for a VL while maritime players are keeping Somali pirates in the dark.
  • Rio to expand Dampier
    Mining giant set to spend $230m to expand capacity at north western Australian iron ore port.
  • Ferry bad plumbing at WSF
    Washington state ferry workers have been knocking back water connected to heating and air con systems for five years.
  • New5 in Numb3rs
    Robert Kuok and Lou Kollakis are buying boxships as the global orderbook shrinks to a four-year low.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Bill calls for end to liner antitrust immunity
  • WTSA sets up export shipper advisory board
  • Containership capacity crunch by 2012?
  • Martinair executive charged in U.S. probe
  • Train, truck groups weigh in on truck limits
  • Honda uses new Richmond auto facility
  • Liberty calling Charleston
  • Correction: VPA offers $1 per year for Richmond port

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Danish coaster assisted American vessel
    The Danish owned coaster Erria Vietnam assisted an American owned coaster when it suffered from an engine breakdown while at sea in the Caribbean area. The Erria Vietnam, flying Antigua
  • Stolt subsidiary orders four tankers
    Stolt Bitumen Services, a subsidiary to Stolt-Nielsen, orders two 3,500 DWT bitumen tankers at Nanjing East Star Shipbuilding in China, including an option on a further two tankers. The

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • MEPC 61 gets ready to tackle key issues
    Greenhouse gases, market-based measures, ballast water convention and ship recycling just some of the topics to be tackled by IMO Committee.
  • Bunkers waiting for more direction, still
    Fundamentals staying steady, keeping bunkers in a narrow price range.
  • Bullish sentiment closes trading week
    Firmer numbers in the Americas, but not all ports following the trend.
  • MEPC 61: Further development of US market based measure
    SECT proposal builds on the energy efficiency design index to cut emissions, hails minimal adminstrative burden, analysis on expected costs not completed.
  • Markets mostly firmer
    Tight barging schedule in Piraeus until September 29.
  • Marginal gains in Fujairah
    Durban offices closed due to national holiday.
  • Bunker players refuse to endorse GHG strategy
    IBIA officials asked to 'watch and wait' as GHG debate unfolds at the IMO.
  • Vessel investigated for UK fuel oil spill
    An estimated 200 litres of fuel oil leaked into the Thames.
  • Coast Guard will check fuel switching processes
    North American ECA: Operators warned to have safe routines for switching to low sulphur fuel.
  • Modern viscosity meter to 'help improve fuel efficiency'
    Emerson says its viscosity measurement technology also copes better with fuel switching between HFO and distillates.
  • Week ends with firm bunker prices
    Asia's key bunker ports saw mixed levels of demand on Friday.
  • Former employee sued by BP defends his actions
    Says 'atmosphere of fear' prompted him to back up documents.
  • Singapore residual fuel stocks near eight-month low
    Lower fuel inventory due to cargo delays from the West.
  • Industry to conduct study on LNG bunkers
    Joint industry project to look at 'key success factors' in the use of LNG as a bunker fuel in Southeast Asia.
  • Vopak pumps $173 million into new Algeciras bunker terminal
    Vopak Terminal Algeciras will be commissioned in mid-2012.




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