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The Business Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
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  • Baltic index down a tad on CNY break
    The Baltic Exchange's main seafreight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, edged lower for the week, while earnings for the panamax segment rose due to expectations of firmer trade.

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
  • Central Hubei province adds 2,000 kilometres of highways in 5 years
  • Manzhouli customs cargo volume up 8pc last year
  • Shandong ports throughput set new high last year
  • Haikou port container throughput up 30 per cent last year
  • Port of Fangchengang container volume up 21pc to 250,000 TEU
  • Seafarer plaintiffs prefer state to federal courts for suits
  • Connecticut ports poorly placed to exploit 2014 shipping boom
  • Toshiba awards Panalpina its Germany/Russia overland route
  • Toll Group buys Asia-Europe, sea-air service provider SAT
  • Dubai Trade, Emirates Sky Cargo tie up in web-based air cargo deal
  • Portland airport ends passenger, cargo growth drought

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
  • Arshiya's Q3 & nine-month net profit up
  • DCI places order for third trailer suction dredger
  • Essar Shipping's net profit up by 27 pc to Rs 28 cr.
  • First Adani Group-owned vessel arrives at West Port, Mundra
  • MANSA conference to provide clarity on Rotterdam Rules
  • Suez closure will severely hit exports: Fieo
  • Two vessels launched in Cochin Shipyard
  • Vietnam ready to host WCA Family of Logistic Networks from Feb. 20 to 27
  • Anti-dumping duty proposed on acetone from Thailand, Japan
  • J. M. Baxi & Co. achieves single-day sugar loading record at Kandla Port
  • MoS committee suggests corrective measures, policy initiatives to avoid vessel collisions
  • Port of Antwerp delegation in Nashik tomorrow
  • Seaport Security India conference on February 21 & 22
  • Village panchayats unseal JN Port offices as per Supreme Court order
  • 31 cold storages to come up in Bengal
  • New Motor Vehicles Act proposed
  • New procedure for transhipped cargoes at airports
  • ADB to give $7.4-bn aid to India
  • Centre may abolish 4 pc CVD on imports
  • Goof-up allows cotton exports above cap
  • Green signal for cotton yarn exports till March
  • HC order to shut dyeing units TEA warns of loss to exports & jobs
  • Imports down for first time since April 2010
  • Dutch team coming to talk business
  • Record rise in world food prices: UN
  • Sushma Nath is India's first woman Finance Secy

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • South African truck drivers to strike
    South African truckers have resolved to strike from 13 February, in a bid to put pressure on employers to agree to wage increases. The decision was taken after a two-day meeting of...
  • Indian Railways freight revenue grows
    The Indian Railways earned revenues of approximately EUR 7.1 billion from freight traffic between April and December 2010, a 6% increase compared to the EUR 6.7 billion generated i...
  • New Pakistan Railways freight link
    Pakistan Railways has started freight train services from a new dry port. At the inauguration of the hub, 60 container freight trains reached the dry port from Karachi. The dry por...
  • Rhenus to manage Turkey links with new partner Balnak
    Rhenus Freight Logistics and the Turkish logistics service provider Balnak have commenced collaboration for direct transport links between Germany, the Netherlands and Turkey. The ...
  • Iata reports strong increase in international airfreight demand in 2010
    The International Air Transport Association (Iata) has reported that the demand statistics for international scheduled air traffic in 2010 showed a 20.6% increase in freight volume...
  • Logwin first leading partner in Lufthansa Cargo electronic air waybill programme
    The global logistics service provider Logwin, based in Grevenmacher (Luxembourg), has signed an agreement with Lufthansa Cargo covering the use of an electronic data interchange (E...
  • ProLogis and AMB have decided to merge
    The real estate development enterprise ProLogis and the AMB Property Corporation have concluded discussions concerning a potential merger (see Daily of Friday 28 January 2011) with...
  • Panalpina to integrate long-time Australian partner in Perth
    Panalpina, a global transport and logistics group headquartered in Basel (Switzerland), is going to fully integrate its partner Apollo, based in Perth (southwestern Australia). The...
  • Honold closes financial 2010 with increased sales
    Germany's Honold Logistik group, which is headquartered in Neu-Ulm, reduced the number of people on its payroll in financial 2010 by 100, on account of seasonal vagaries. The year ...
  • Croatia complies with Icao safety standards
    The US department of transportation's federal aviation administration (FAA) has announced that Croatia now complies with international safety standards set by the International Civ...
  • Frank Bünte joins Rickmers Group
    Frank Bünte has joined the management board of the Rickmers Group, as the company's new chief treasury and risk officer. Bünte was previously with HSH Nordbank, where he was in cha...
  • Tobias Krüger new Schunck group sales manager
    Tobias Krüger became the Schunck group's new sales manager on 1 January. Before that he was the assistant of the international insurance agent's board member for sales. His task is...
  • Geodis Wilson names Christian K'ppel as head of Munich branch
    The French global freight management specialist Geodis Wilson named Christian K'ppel as the new head of its Munich branch office with effect from 1 February. The freight forwarder ...
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics to promotes zero emissions aims
    Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), a global shipping and logistics provider, has plans to award USD 100,000 in grants this year to entrepreneurs working on zero-emissions techno...
  • PD Ports expanding Teesport container terminal
    PD Ports has commenced the ground work for the multi-million-pound expansion of its Teesport container handling facility in northeastern England. PD Ports is investing more than GB...
  • Russian Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga progressing well
    The Russian Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga is set to commence operations in three new terminals in 2011. Maxim Shirokov, the director general of Kompanija Ust-Luga, said that activiti...
  • APM Terminals Liberia commences operations
    APM Terminals Liberia has started operations on schedule with the first port call of the "Charlotta". APM Terminals has taken over a 25-year concession agreement to opera...
  • CMA CGM continues to serve Egyptian ports
    CMA CGM, the third-largest container shipping line worldwide, has set up a team to follow the situation in Egypt. It will keep in close contact with CMA CGM's teams in the country,...
  • Canadian Pacific improves business
    Canadian Pacific Railway increased its revenues by 13% in Q4, with gains across all lines of business. Reported net income in Q4 stood at USD 186 million, an increase of 27%, and d...

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • Death toll rises in Beluga Nomination piracy case
  • IAATO ships take on passengers from cruise ship that struck rock
  • LNG-fueled ferries will feature Rolls-Royce hybrid shaft generator
  • Tidewater reports third quarter earnings

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • IMO sets sights on fighting piracy in 2011
  • US rail freight traffic surges during week
  • NYK named to Global 100 for fifth consecutive year
  • TSA member carriers say new vessels will be put to work
  • General Maritime completes sale of product tankers

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 7, 2011
  • Transpacific lines dismiss overcapacity scaremongering
    Owners insist that cargo demand will improve in line with new vessel capacity
  • Owners suffer as bunker price soars
    Vessel oversupply caps rates rises that are needed to counteract increasing fuel costs
  • Suezmax spot rates on rise this week
    readily available to load crude oil cargoes in West Africa at the end of February are getting out their horns and are poised to push the spot market up
  • Floating storage hits two-year low
    Despite a pick-up in the number of suezmax and long range one tankers storing crude oil and clean petroleum products at sea over the last month, floating storage volumes have fallen to a two-year-low
  • Firmer panamax rates put the brakes on BDI's slide
  • Golar LNG loss-maker set for turnaround
    Spot market subsidiary expected to swing from loss to breakeven in Q4
  • Growing Somali pirate mothership fleet revealed
    Fleet totals around 20 vessels and is continually expanding
  • Shipowners ready to pull plug on Indian Ocean routes
    Industry threatens to re-route vessels in an attempt to force action on piracy protection
  • Slippage 'crucial' to box sector health
    Clarksons Research Services says shipbuilders hold key to industry fortunes
  • Beating the US sanctions
    IRISL is not the first ' nor will it be the last ' shipowner to evade sanctions
  • Delays ease burden
    The container industry must monitor shipyard activity very closely, and respond accordingly
  • Genmar to book $60m non-cash writedown
    Writedown to cover losses on three-tanker sale and leaseback deal
  • UK government slammed over light dues handling
    UK government accused of lacking robust leadership over issue
  • German owners blast piracy re-route plans
    Shipowners say proposals to avoid Suez Canal and Gulf of Aden not viable
  • Horizon Lines nears deal on seafarer wages
    Unions show willingness to consider pay cuts
  • SCCT operating at 25% capacity
    Port could return to normal operations by next week
  • Transparency vital to shipowners survival
    Owners urged to be open about exposure or risks domino effect from major failure
  • Tidewater profit falls to $94m
    Lower revenues and rising operating expenses eat into offshore company's profit
  • China box volumes boost Matson
    Operating profit soars 70% to reach $99.4m
  • IHI's shipbuilding unit returns to profit
    Japanese construction group posts nine months profit of $231m
  • Teekay Tankers targets $100m from follow-on
    Proceeds earmarked for paying down its revolving credit facility
  • DHT aims for $72m from issue
    Set to net gross proceeds of $72.2m, pushing its cash coffers to more than $120m
  • Shipowners face extra crew training costs
    UK coastguard calls for type-specific training for different Ecdis systems onboard ships
  • Aberdeen Harbour sees growth in vessel tonnage
    Rise in North Sea oil rig supply vessels helped port record 1% rise in tonnage 24.2m gt
  • Kyoei Tanker predicts 44% fall in profits
    Forecasts full year profits of '110m ($1.3m) compared to '198m in 2009
  • Lives at risk from bunker fuel fumes
    IMO group set to debate revision to standard to limit exposure to hydrogen sulphide gas

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • DHT sale targets $59.2M
    DOUBLE Hull Tankers said today it expects to net $59.2M from a follow-on public stock sale
  • US re-exports more LNG
    THE US re-exported 12 cargoes of LNG in 2010, from just one cargo the year before, according to US Department of Energy data published today
  • Dredge or lose trade, New Orleans warns
    NEW ORLEANS officials have urged the US Army Corps of Engineers to dredge the lower Mississippi before trade shifts away to other markets
  • Liberian-flag ships double over a decade
    A DECADE after the Liberian flag switched to US management, it has doubled in size to 3,500 ships, the organisation noted today
  • Pirates abandon redoubt
    SOMALI pirates have reportedly moved 13 hijacked ships from their base at Garad in the semi-autonomous Puntland region after they were forced out by residents and officials
  • Bulgaria boosts sea monitor
    BULGARIA has begun operating a new system aimed at monitoring its Black Sea border and improving maritime safety, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • Salalah plans port expansion worth $120M
    OMAN'S flagship port of Salalah reportedly plans a $120M expansion of its box handling capacity
  • Rubber robbery baffles
    THIEVES have reportedly stolen more than 700,000 condoms from a shipping container destined for Japan
  • Melbourne's vehicle sector might be moved
    AUSTRALIA'S largest vehicle-handling port could lose the trade to a neighbour under plans being considered by Victoria's government
  • Pakistan to export wheat but not sugar
    PAKISTAN plans to export 3M tonnes of wheat this year after a bumper 2009-10 crop
  • Oz weather seen sparking coking coal jump
    COKING coal prices could rise up to 20% by April to $270 per tonne because of flooding in Queensland, First Securities warned today
  • US pressure on IRISL WikiLeaked
    A DIPLOMATIC cable released by WikiLeaks has revealed how the US encouraged other countries to deny port access to IRISL vessels
  • Hansa Treuhand orders four 4,800teu ships
    HAMBURG shipowner and KG house Hansa Treuhand is investing in a new generation of 4,800teu box ships
  • Sokhna's port reopened
    DUBAI Ports World is today operating its Sokhna facilities in Egypt, which had been suspended in reaction to the country's strife
  • Disaster rig operator given Oz reprieve
    CANBERRA will allow Thai oil company PTTEP to continue operating in Australian waters but could cancel licences if it fails to meet strict performance criteria

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • US, Canada Pursue Trade, Security Overhaul
    The U.S. and Canada agreed Friday to work more closely together to better focus infrastructure investment needed to speed cross-border...
  • STB Postpones Rail Competition Hearing to June 22
    The Surface Transportation Board is delaying until June 22 from May 3 a public hearing on "the current state of...
  • LaHood Calls for Substantial Highway Bill
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says there's a "strong possibility" Congress will send a surface transportation bill to President Obama sooner...
  • Marine Highways Gulf Operation Ceases
    One of the most promising ventures in the infant marine highways industry went out of business in January for lack...
  • Q&A: The Suez Canal and Egypt's Political Unrest
    In this podcast, Senior Editor of Finance and Economics Joseph Bonney talks with Managing Editor Dana Brundage about the current...
  • Obama, Canada's Harper to Discuss Trade, Security
    Cross-border trade, security and energy will top the agenda Friday when President Barack Obama meets Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. ...
  • Trans-Pacific Carriers See Tight Capacity Ahead
    Vessel utilization rates in early January in the eastbound trans-Pacific averaged 88 percent to the West Coast and 95 percent...
  • Lawmakers Target DOT for $4 Billion Spending Cut
    The Department of Transportation could lose some $4 billion in discretionary spending after House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky.,...
  • Asia Air Freight Rate Index Dives 31.9 Percent
    Air freight prices out of Asia plunged 31.9 percent year-over-year in December to their lowest point in 15 months, according...
  • French Ports Shut Down
    French ports are at a standstill Feb. 4 as dockworkers stage the fourth in a series of four-day nationwide strikes,...
  • YRC's Zollars Sees Truck Rates Firming
    Truck rates are "firming," with "more disciplined pricing" across less-than-truckload trucking, said YRC Worldwide Chairman, President and CEO William D....
  • Philadelphia Container Volume Jumps 18 Percent
    Container throughput at terminals in the Port of Philadelphia increased 18 percent in 2010 to 264,059 20-foot equivalent units, compared...
  • HHLA Boosts Container Traffic 19 Percent
    HHLA, Hamburg's biggest stevedore, boosted container traffic 19 percent in 2010 from a year ago, outpacing its rivals and increasing...
  • Weather Limits Growth in Payrolls
    The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 9 percent last month but January snowstorms produced the smallest increase in jobs in...
  • UASC Adds Egypt Surcharge
    Middle East carrier United Arab Shipping Company announced a "contingency surcharge" on cargo moving to and transshipped via ports in...
  • Roadrunner Buys Intermodal Operator for $20 Million
    Roadrunner Transportation Systems, a less-than-truckload and truckload carrier, acquired intermodal operator Morgan Southern for $20 million in cash. The...
  • Matson Profit Drops 14 Percent
    Matson Line's operating profit dropped 14 percent to $11.6 million in the fourth quarter of last year from $13.9 million...
  • MSC Hikes Rates and Fuel Surcharges
    Mediterranean Shipping Co. announced a series of increases in freight rates and bunker surcharges, all of which are effective March...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • Unlike Mubarak, we listen - and act!
    There are five well-versed advantages of listening: Benefit 1 - You discover things; Benefit 2 - You take better decisions; Benefit 3 - You gain respect; Benefit 4 - You find out more; Benefit 5 - You uncover opportunities
  • Callao strike threatens WCSA biggest port operation
  • French Government launches offensive against port strikes
  • CMA CGM committed to Egypt
  • HHLA healthy profits in line with expectations
  • Algeria ahoy for CSAV Norasia

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • Tidewater seeks resolution
    US offshore giant races to forge new joint venture agreement with Angolan energy major Sonangol.
  • Torghatten taps Rolls-Royce
    LNG-powered ferry operator turns to UK systems giant with $32m engine and propulsion order.
  • Martin targets $74m
    Nasdaq-listed tug and terminal group joins Teekay Tankers and DHT Holdings in pricing public offering.
  • SeaBird fleet sets sail
    Oslo-listed seismic syndicate mobilises four survey vessels in pursuit of $20m payday.
  • Genmar wins waivers
    Banks give US-listed tanker owner General Maritime another 24 days to improve liquidity amid cash crunch.
  • DHT raises stakes
    New York-listed tanker owner's storm on capital markets nearly doubles in size as $72m target hits the crosshairs.
  • Tidewater on target in Q3
    New York-listed offshore owner matches up with Street forecasts in the third quarter.
  • MEND still has sting in tail
    Nigerian militant group not what it once was but could launch "statement attacks", report claims.
  • Asian demand rises
    Opec countries loading more crude this month following refinery maintenance season in the east.
  • Havila sells anchor handler
    Oslo-listed owner offloads one of its ships, with a Russian company tipped as a likely buyer.
  • Teekay to pocket $97m
    Shipping group's tanker arm prices stock offering at $11.33 per share, just below after-hours trading mark.
  • Sanoyas slashes forecast
    Improved nine-month profit not enough to prevent Japanese shipbuilder from cutting its annual expectations.
  • Soysay ship under hammer
    Turkish chemical carrier to be sold off in Malta to repay loan to Credit Europe Bank.
  • MEND threatens ports
    'Panic' as militant group plan to strike terminals and port facilities in Lagos, report claims.
  • Kyoei predicts looming loss
    Japanese VLCC owner expecting fourth quarter deficit of JPY 79m in tough markets.

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American Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • Samson elected N.Y.-N.J. ports chairman
    Former New Jersey Attorney General David Samson has become chairman of The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday. Samson was nominated by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and confirmed by the New Jersey State Senate on Jan. 25. He suc...
  • Corpus Christi '10 volume up 5.6 million tons
    The Texas port of Corpus Christi boosted its cargo volume in 2010 by 5.6 million tons over 2009 figures. The port's 2010 end-of-the-year cargo report showed 82.2 million tons. "As the port monitors the cargo reports frequently, the increase on tonn...
  • $5 million for shore power in Oakland
    Bay Area Air Quality Management District has approved a $5 million grant for the port''s shore power project. The funds will contribute to the construction of shore power infrastructure at three berths. In December 2007 the California Air Resources...
  • Port of Montreal, terminals and CN in pact
    The Montreal Port Authority said it has reached agreements to improve the flow of containers through the port. The agreements are with Canadian National Railway and two container terminal companies -- Termont Montreal, which operates the Maisonneuv...
  • Panalpina expands into western China
    Panalpina has increased its presence in western China by opening an office in Chonqging, following its Wuhan service center and Chengdu office. From Chongqing, Panalpina will offer its customers a mix of overland transportation, an extensive globa...
  • Iranian indicted for illicit metal exports
    The U.S. Justice Department this week indicted an Iranian citizen and resident for illegally exporting and attempting to export specialized metals from the United States through companies in Turkey to several entities in Iran, including some entit...
  • Quality Distribution sells stock to reduce debt
    Quality Distribution, the largest U.S. bulk chemical motor carrier, said Tuesday it has launched a public offering of 4 million shares of common stock at $9.50 per share. Half the stock being offered is owned by affiliates of investment group Apoll...
  • OMSA names new officers
    Offshore Marine Service Association has appointed Todd Hornbeck, chief executive officer for Hornbeck Offshore Operators, to succeed Otto Candies III as board chairman. Robert Clemons, vice president and general manager of the Americas division at ...
  • UASC opens office in Poland
    United Arab Shipping Co. has opened its own office in Poland, which will operate under the name United Arab Shipping Agencies Co. Poland (UASAC Polska). 'After 17 years of unwavering cooperation and exceptional service, Interfreight has laid the f...
  • American Logistics Aid Network

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • DFDS sells ro-pax to Stena
    DFDS Seaways has agreed to sell their ro-pax vessel Dublin Seaways (ex Dublin Viking) to Stena North Sea Limited for a sum of DKK 179 million (EUR 24 million
  • New Asian industry body for tank container owners
    The Asia Tank Container Organization has recently been launched with the aim to increase the use of tank containers throughout Asia. The board consists of senior officers from several tank

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 4, 2011
  • Week ends with higher prices
    Crude futures head lower on stronger US dollar, and continued unrest in Egypt.
  • EU commits to help IMO curb global emissions
    There should be no doubt that Europe must make every effort to help the IMO agree this year on global measures, says Siim Kallas.
  • New lube oil barge for ARA
    MTS Valburg is able to carry 11 different products in segregated heated tanks.
  • Prices climb in Fujairah
    IFO products still unavailable on Durban spot market.
  • Bullish outlook for shipping and bunkering volumes in 2011
    87% of voters in Bunkerworld poll expecting growth in shipping this year and 59% predict higher bunker sales.
  • Rotterdam and Hamburg markets soften
    Some suppliers in Rotterdam reported to be fully booked until early next week.
  • Will there be an increase in shipping company bankruptcies in 2011?
    Analysts warn that the dry bulk sector is in particular danger after 'surprisingly few' bankruptcies in the past two years.
  • Vopak in new credit deal
    Group announces new multi-currency revolving credit facility for EUR 1.2 billion ($1.6 billion).
  • Bunker deliveries hit by computer failure
    'Disappointment' as computer outage at Turkish customs disrupts operations.
  • Aegean shares down by more than 20% after profit warning
    Heavy trading on New York Stock Exchange sees shares tumble to two-year low.
  • IFO prices gain in Tokyo Bay as week closes
    Other key bunkering ports in Asia remained closed on Friday due to lunar new year holidays.
  • Parent group of Canadian bunker supplier changes name
    Washington Marine Group changes name to Seaspan Marine Corporation.
  • Tight bunker supplies easing in Colombo
    Replenishment cargoes arrive at the port, traders say.
  • Port authority releases detained bunker tanker
    Crew allegedly holding fraudulent certificate replaced, sources say.
  • Thailand bunker supplies to remain 'stable'
    Rise in fuel oil demand from power plants this year will not affect bunker avails in Thailand, say local traders.




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