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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
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  • Floating storage to boost Q4 dirty tanker rates
    The cost to book crude oil tankers will soar nearly 180 per cent in the fourth quarter, fuelled by a rise in floating storage volume, possible weather disruptions and seasonal demand, a Reuters poll showed.
  • Maersk Line looking to Africa, South America
    The world's biggest container shipping line, Maersk Line, is increasingly serving Latin America and Africa with vessels sailing directly from Asia to tap the accelerating growth in those markets, the Financial Times reported.
  • Hyundai Merchant up on takeover talk
    Hyundai Merchant Marine Co, South Korea's second-largest shipping line, jumped to its highest in almost three years in Seoul trading on speculation that it may become a takeover target.
  • Greek cargo ship hijacked off Somalia

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
  • Beijing slows Japan cargo with closer customs inspection
  • China imposes import duties on mega US poultry imports
  • Japanese ship orders increase 111pc in five months
  • WSC blasts Oberstar bill, says it risks great harm to shipping
  • Nanchang-Jiujiang high-speed railway starts operation
  • Seattle docks biggest ever ship, 8,200 TEU CMA CGM Don Carlos
  • Docking Chinese ship attacked by armed robbers in Lagos
  • Singapore, Malaysia reach deal on Malay railway land
  • Singapore marks World Maritime Day with hamper presentation
  • South African port volumes rise steadily in August
  • Los Angeles port delays start of clean truck programme
  • MSC increases Europe to Venezuela surcharges
  • UASC entry in southeast Asia-Australia trade a first
  • Iraq signs with company to create new 66-freighter fleet
  • 930,000 sign IMO petition to end piracy
  • Air cargo profits rise, but Europe still mired in red: IATA
  • Lufthansa executives shuffled on Mayrhuber's departure
  • Lithuania launches China air cargo service

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 28, 2010
  • China Merchants-led consortium wins Colombo terminal concession
  • CMA CGM extends reefer service to Morocco
  • Cosco launches feeder services centred on Nansha's GOCT
  • CSAV NORASIA to increase Asia-Med capacity by 19 pc
  • DB Schenker Logistics invests over 45 m euros in Greater Helsinki
  • DP WORLD's P&O Maritime Services expands into Egypt
  • Haiko Logistics comes a long way in short time
  • Hapag-Lloyd to hike rates
  • Jumbo Shipping's heavylift vessels now frequent callers at Indian ports
  • MAERSK LINE to merge Black Sea feeders
  • MALA set to attract top industry honchos
  • MOL issues Environment & Social Report 2010
  • MSC starts direct Med-USWC service
  • NYK LINE acquires specialised coal carrier
  • NYK Line signs 12-year deal with BHP Billiton
  • SCI scouting for 57 ships
  • Shippers, forwarders back move to end US anti-trust immunity law
  • Singapore set to extend block exemption for liners until 2015
  • Taicang port launches two new services to Taiwan
  • UPS offers 'fast steaming' ocean freight service
  • ZIM effects Atlantic rate hike
  • STC to import 1.2 lakh tonnes of yellow peas
  • US may sell India hi-tech goods
  • Ennore Port submits IPO proposal to MoS
  • European port community operators form cohesive body to promote interests
  • Major Ports post paltry 0.62 pc growth in cargo throughput in April-Aug.
  • New European ports project being launched to share best practices in transport sector
  • Vasan dedicates DP World Chennai as India's first e-Terminal
  • AAI developing slew of terminals to harness soaring freight volumes
  • Forex reserves rise by $ 3.234 bn
  • More PSUs allowed to procure pulses, oilseeds
  • Rich to double wealth in 3 years, says report

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2010
  • Western Seaports conference aims to revitalize hinterland transport
    At the latest Western Seaports Conference in Rotterdam, DB Schenker Rail launched a project for the establishment of a European production and transport control system. This means ...
  • Naming ceremony held for jointly-owned LNG vessel
    A naming ceremony for an LNG vessel was recently held at Kawasaki Shipbuilding Corporation's Sakaide shipyard. The "Taitar No. 4", which is jointly owned by Taiwan's ...
  • First motorway of the sea between France and Spain
    The first motorway of the sea between France and Spain recently commenced operations. During the first year, the waterborne service should take around 13,000 HGVs off the road netw...
  • 3rd logistics and transport trade fair in Mersin (Turkey) from 7-10 October
    The third logistics and transport trade fair in Mersin (southern Turkey), hosted by the local branch of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), will take place from&...
  • TNT investing EUR 170 million in road delivery network in China
    Over the next few years, the Dutch service provider TNT plans to invest EUR 170 million in expanding its domestic road delivery network in China. The investment will enable TNT Hoa...
  • Gulftainer forms joint venture with Russia's Prominvest
    The United Arab Emirates-based ports and logistics group Gulftainer, a subsidiary of the Crescent Group of companies, has signed a major joint venture agreement with Prominvest, th...
  • Combined WWPC power for sugar plant transport from India to Sudan
    The Worldwide Project Consortium (WWPC), a specialist for out-of-gauge cargo, has reported that the Sudan-based project forwarding specialist, Darka Trading and Services,...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • Navy awards Gulf yards contracts for post-Katrina improvements
  • Austal starts construction of JHSV 2
  • Pirates abandon hijacked ship
  • Operating incidents hit Rand Logistics earnings
  • Norden partners with Glencore to convert bulker to ice class

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • Cleanup project set for Bellingham waterfront property
  • Water taxi RACHEL MARIE hits Pier 50 in Seattle
  • Hamburg Sud ship helps EPA study low sulpher marine gas oil
  • The Greenbrier Companies nets order for 3,000 railcars
  • CMA CGM brings 8,200 TEU ship to Port of Seattle for first time

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • Europe emissions control areas a big mistake
    IMO got it wrong in decision to impose 0.1% sulphur fuel in the Baltic, North Sea and Channel by 2015
  • Brussels puts its foot down over low-sulphur fuel
  • Making a mess of emissions control
  • 'Sleepwalking' to towards tougher fuel standards
  • OSG revamps following La Monte's departure
    Reshuffles organisational structure and reduces core business units to three
  • OSG posts $38m loss in second quarter
  • Global reefership fleet forecast to plummet within the next decade
    Fleet expected to fall to 450 vessels by 2020 from the current 780 ships
  • Container sector faces crippling box shortage
  • China iron ore imports in first fall for over 10 years
    Forecasts lowered as economy slows and more domestic ore used
  • Recovery must prove its mettle

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • WSC warns on liner bill
    US CONGRESSMAN Jim Oberstar's plan to repeal the antitrust immunity of discussion groups and bar joint shipping services would have a destructive impact, the WSC has warned
  • Fincantieri talks due today
    FINCANTIERI managers and unions are reportedly due to meet today to resolve almost a week of industrial disruptions at the Italian shipbuilder
  • OSG reduces LNG focus
    OSG is reducing its focus on LNG shipping as part of organisational changes
  • MCA unveils mariner help
    THE UK'S MCA has unveiled new qualifications to help British seafarers in other maritime sectors find jobs in commercial shipping
  • Fire kills four at Tema port
  • China-US game of chicken?
  • BDI sees first gain in 11 days
  • Thames safety drill planned
  • 41 LNG cargoes contracted
  • Le Havre seeks 33% of terminal
  • Exports from HK rocket
  • Arbitrage opens up for distillates

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • Port Terminal Expansion Called Urgent
  • ABF To Raise LTL Truck Rates 5.9 Percent
  • CN, Teamsters Meet With Mediator as Deadline Nears
  • US Chamber CEO's Donohue on Infrastructure Needs (Video)
  • FedEx Freight President Bill Logue on American Infrastructure (Video)
  • YRC, Teamsters Reach Tentative Pension Deal
  • Greenbrier Unveils Second Round of Railcar Orders
  • Japanese Trade Surplus Shrinks in August
  • Maersk Sees Africa, South America Growth
  • S&P Hikes Zim Rating Four Grades
  • Truckers File Appeal in LA Clean-Truck Case
  • Redesigning FedEx Freight
  • An early Peak? Not just yet
  • Obama's Sales Pitch
  • Real Estate's Half-Built Recovery
  • Transport's Changing Work Force
  • Parcel vs. LTL
  • Shippers Favor Rail Reform
  • The More Things Change...
  • LA Sets a Driver Schedule
  • Points for Participating
  • US Exporters' Tough Sell
  • High Seas Trustbusters
  • Rockefeller Gets Tough on Rail Reform
  • Laboring for Terminal Automation

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • MS Shipping confidence index slips
  • GHG emissions top IMO agenda
  • Zim Line credit rating improved
  • Pirates flee hijacked ship
  • Gulftainer is Russian bound

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • Golden Ocean eyes capesize payday
    John Fredriksen-led Golden Ocean back at the table to pen bulker deal with Knightsbridge Tankers.
  • Assault turns back Aussie ferry
    Man taken to hospital in Tasmania after incident on TT Line vessel.
  • Diana Shipping tied to bulker buy
    New York-listed owner understood to have snapped up new post-panamax vessel.
  • Seaspan seals Wells Fargo blessing
    Expansion still in the cards for New York-listed liner player but funding gap needs to be filled, analyst says.
  • Ignazio Messina sheds Jolly ro-ro
    Somali swashbucklers may catch a glimpse of Jolly Smeraldo as Italian ro-ro sails to the beaches of Bangladesh, sources say.
  • ACL inks terminal expansion deal
    Michael Ryan-led tug and barge titan forges warehouse construction pact with US shipping client.
  • Stopford: 'Pirates pip bulk boom'
    Average cost for hijacked ship now around $10m as piracy growth beats Chinese imports, Clarksons director says.
  • CECO shares fly on Jaccar deal
    Shares in Oslo-listed Camillo Eitzen race up as investors show support for ethylene shipping venture.
  • Boyden: 'No news is bad news'
    Cantor Fitzgerald analyst questions hype of fourth quarter tanker market rebound but VLCC sale may offer a ray of light.
  • Billung joins Knightsbridge set
    Golden Ocean CEO becomes a director of Knightsbridge Tankers only weeks after merger chatter.
  • Georg Ots makes breakthrough
    Russian vessel becomes first passengership to make trip along northern sea route.
  • Crew free hijacked Lugela
    Ukrainian crew of Greek ship retake control after hijacking by pirates off Somalia on Saturday.
  • Nyfjell holed in ballast tank
    Norwegian general cargoship undergoing survey after grounding in Ulvesund.
  • Fincantieri hit by strikes
    Italian shipbuilder's workers walk out over restructuring plans that include job cuts.
  • Still waiting for Joola justice
    Victims' families criticise Senegal over lack of prosecutions eight years on from deadly ferry sinking.
  • Norwegian ship fires back
    Pirate assault driven off after gun battle involving seismic vessel Geo Barents off Kenya.
  • Double whammy for Prinsendam
    Holland America cruiseship hit by freak wave ' and out-of-control paraglider.
  • Maersk man in at Wrist
    Former senior VP Robert Steen Kledal takes top job at Danish ship supply group.
  • Jiangsu wins SCI bulker order
    Chinese yard bags contract for kamsarmax quartet from Sabyasachi Hajara-led SCI which keeps mum on price.
  • Sisters swap on Frontline board
    Cecilie Fredriksen elected as a director of Frontline as sister Kathrine steps aside.
  • Greek scraps single-skin tanker
    Vardinoyannis of Greece sheds its last single-hulled products tanker.
  • Deep Sea three bound for Brazil
    John Fredriksen-backed Deep Sea Supply scores long-term charters with Petrobras for PSV trio.
  • Improving Zim gets bond boost
    S&P upgrades Israeli line's debt to BB+ with "positive outlook" after return to profit.
  • Ardenne Venture sold
    Wah Kwong and Euronav jointly-owned VLCC finally gets a buyer closer to seller's asking price.
  • HMM soars on takeover talk
    Korean boxship and tanker owner's share reaches three-year high as ownership battle looms.
  • Transnet plans repair sell-off
    South African ports company to divest shipyards, but denies terminal privatisation planned.
  • Knife fight on bulker off India
    Filipino engineer rushed to Mumbai hospital after suspected stabbing by compatriot cook on supramax.
  • Burnie blow-out for Princess
    US owner's Dawn Princess prevented from docking in Tasmania by strong winds.
  • Two killed in ferry fall
    German couple die when their car plunges from Moby ship that moved forward at Genoa.
  • Moody's upgrades Glovis
    Hyundai Motor upgrade prompts ratings agency to raise its view of in-house car shipping company.
  • Newcastle hit by protest
    Delays to shipping as Aussie coal port is targeted by climate change protestors; nine people arrested.
  • Greek ferry bashes pier
    No injuries reported as Blue Star's Superferry II holed at island of Tinos.
  • OSG in LNG shake-up
    Morten Arntzen-led tanker giant is to shift commercial management of its large gas carriers.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • SeaBridge Freight going public
  • MSC raises rates from Europe
  • Hapag-Lloyd to resume Fos calls on 3 loops
  • Greenbrier reports railcar orders
  • U.S. seeks NAFTA panel for Mexico dispute
  • Vanguard expands in southern Brazil
  • VPA seeks tenant for Portsmouth terminal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • IMO delegates to meet protesters
    This week the Maritime Environment Protection Committee of the IMO convenes at the UN body's London headquarters. On the agenda, ship emissions of green-house gases have a high priority
  • Swedish canal to be closed down for 25 days
    The Swedish Trollh'tte Canal connecting lake V'rnen, the third largest lake in Europe, with the river G'ta 'lv will be closed down between August 26 and September 19 next year
  • HMS Carlskrona rescued ship in distress
    On 24 September, the crew members on the EU NAVFOR Swedish ship HMS Carlskrona, found a small merchant ship, so called dhow, that seemed to be drifting with the wind

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
  • European markets mainly firm
    NYMEX showing losses in early trading.
  • Crew of hijacked bunker tanker still in captivity
    Ransom efforts to pay ransom run into fresh problems.
  • Bunker market firms in Fujairah
    Prompt deliveries available for most suppliers in Fujairah.
  • 'Last opportunity' for IMO to influence Mexico climate change talks
    Mitropoulos says shipping should not be considered 'alternative source of finance' under Copenhagen Accord.
  • Surveyor boycott: Situation is 'improving'
    IBIA has been involved in discussions to help resolve long-running Singapore dispute.
  • IFO prices move up at key bunker ports
    Players report 'mixed demand'.
  • DNV spells out benefits of concept box vessel
    Joint study shows payback time of Quantum to be 14 years, says DNV chief.
  • Viswa Lab offers clue on specific contaminants
    Says combination of high MCR, asphaltene and CCAI nearly always results in broken piston rings.
  • VT Group unveils new logo and corporate strategy
    Focus on 'core business', new 13,000 mt bunker vessel will complete fleet renewal program.
  • Indonesia renews calls for tax-free bunkers
    Elimination of value-added tax and motor vehicle tax necessary for bunker fuel prices to be more 'competitive', says bunker association.
  • Enormous benefits' in replacing bunker fuel with LNG
    Reduces 'whole range of emissions'; LNG will be 'highly desirable' as bunker fuel, says former chairman of Shell.

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