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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 14, 2011
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  • Rising population ensures long-term growth: Maersk
    Increasing population and incomes in developing countries and a tendency for world trade to expand faster than GDP point to long-term growth in the transport business, the head of Danish shipping and oil group A P Moller-Maersk said.
  • Ship orders seen rising 4% on global recovery
    Global shipbuilding orders may rise 4 per cent this year to the highest levels since 2008 as economic recovery drives demand for consumer goods and fuel, according to estimates South Korea's industrial ministry released yesterday.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 14, 2011
  • East-west freight rates to drop 7pc in 2011: Drewry
  • Shenzhen western port areas see robust box growth in 2010
  • Tianjin port hits 10 million TEU and 400 million tonnes in 2010
  • Evergreen divides intra-Asia loop into two services
  • CSAV adds new call at Port of Savannah
  • World Bank: Normality returns as third world drives growth
  • Train crash stopped Dutch-German freight movement
  • Bomb squad called to Savannah port freight office
  • CN launch eco-container chassis to cut emissions 8-10pc
  • Hactl beats 2007 record as 2010 volume up 24.8pc over 2009's
  • IndiGo places largest order in history for 180 Airbus A320s
  • ECS Group plans more global air cargo expansion
  • Don't rush into Open Sky accords, warns Manila lawmaker

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 14, 2011
  • FutureShip's boxship optimisation yields significant fuel savings
  • HCL has fruitful interaction with customers in Pune
  • Japan's maritime trade leaders back Sea Asia 2011
  • Maritime Agenda 2020 envisages investment of 5 lakh cr.
  • MOL introduces energy efficiency management plan for tanker fleet
  • Rlys may miss cargo traffic target in 2010-11
  • Customs to streamline export procedures: Fieo
  • Industrial growth dips to 18-month low in Nov.

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Pepsi outsources Netherlands logistics to Kuehne + Nagel
    PepsiCo, one of the world's leading producers of convenience foods and beverages, has awarded a ten-year contract to Kuehne + Nagel for its warehousing and distribution activities ...
  • Group 7 now AEO certified
    The German service provider Group 7, headquartered in Schwaig near Munich, was recently awarded an authorised economic operator certificate (AEO). This special status entitles the ...
  • Reysas transports wine for Doluca
    The Turkish transportation service provider Reysas Lojistik has been selected by the company Doluca Sarapcilik to distribute its wines, thus bringing the brand name Doluca into Rey...
  • Günter Butschek new head of operations at Airbus
    Günter Butschek has been appointed as Airbus's new operations executive vice-president with effect from 1 March. Butschek will succeed Gerald Weber, who is leaving Airbus, and will...
  • Containership optimisation by Maric and FutureShip yields fuel savings
    The lines of a 9,000 teu containership series were significantly improved by a joint venture between Maric, a Chinese design office, and FutureShip, a Germanischer Lloyd subsidiary...
  • Port of Singapore sets new record for teu handled
    Container traffic in the port of Singapore came to 28.4 million teu in 2010, a 9.9% increase over the 25.9 million teu recorded in 2009. Total cargo throughput increased by 6.4%, t...
  • Air Charter Service expanding in South America
    Air Charter Service, a leading aircraft charter provider, is continuing its global expansion by opening its first Brazilian office, in Sao Paulo. ACS Brazil will offer cargo as wel...
  • US rail traffic rises in 2010
    The Association of American Railroads (AAR) has reported an increase in rail traffic in 2010, when US railroads originated 14.8 million carloads, a 7.3% increase over last year but...
  • Air France-KLM reports rise in December traffic, decline in load factor
    Air France-KLM said that its cargo business was affected by the difficulties encountered by ground transport in December. Traffic was up by 2.1%, for a 4.6% rise in capacity, leadi...
  • Inderm'hle transforms its workshop into an independent unit
    The workshop of the Inderm'hle group, a Swiss transport specialist, has become an independent unit called Inderm'hle Nutzfahrzeuge (Inderm'hle commercial vehicles). Roland Inderm'h...
  • Kilic Group investing in 50 new Mercedes-Benz tractors
    The Kilic Group, based in Mersin in southern Turkey, has invested EUR 6 million in the acquisition of 50 Mercedes-Benz Axor 1840 tractors for its subsidiary Merbil Lojistik, which ...
  • Boeing celebrates final assembly of 1,000th 767
    Final assembly on the 1,000th Boeing 767 airplane started this week. Workers marked the milestone with a celebration at Boeing's Everett WA (USA) factory. Final assembly is the las...

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Maersk Oil's big investment in Brazil
  • Bromwich: BOEMRE not moving the goalposts
  • Teekay announces senior management appointments
  • Olympic exercises option for second OSV from Kleven
  • MOL implements Ship Energy Efficiency Management Plan
  • Bergen Group to build rescue and response vessels for Sartor

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Port Tracker report predicts jump in container traffic
  • Hamburg Sud North America changing face of managenent
  • Crowley Maritime taps Gilliam as vice president of sales/chartering
  • Diana Shipping charters Panamax bulk carrier
  • Mitsui Tanker Division eyeing new energy efficiency measures

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • MR product tankers set for 20% rise in earnings
    Investment bank issues upbeat assessment of outlook for rates in 2011
  • Recovery could drive up orders for ships by 4%
    Global shipbuilding orders may rise 4 % this year to the highest since 2008 as economic recovery drives demand for consumer goods and fuel
  • Handymaxes and supramaxes to remain in trough until February
    Shipbrokers forecast poor handymax and supramax rates in the Pacific trading region will last until mid-February
  • Pirates' motherships extend attacks
    Record numbers of larger boats see more ships targeted off the coasts of India, Oman, Kenya and Tanzania
  • Leopard escapes hijack attempt
    Danish general cargoship may have been carrying a military cargo
  • DFDS becomes first major casualty of Irish ferry crisis
    Stena now largest player serving Ireland following Danish operator's exit
  • Lloyd's List appoints Richard Meade as editor
    Succeeds Tom Leander who becomes editor-in-chief for Asia
  • Hanging in the balance
    South Korean government will not let Korea Line, the country's second largest shipping company, go to the wall
  • Don't silence Chirp
    It is unfortunate the future of Confidential Hazardous Incident Reporting Programme is under threat
  • US retailers predict 8% box imports rise in January
    But continuing momentum unlikely as consumers cut back on discretionary spending
  • Time to health check private tanker operators
    With four of eight listed tanker outfits operating at below break-even levels, many private tanker companies could also be reaching the danger zone
  • Sub-zero rate causes Baltic Exchange delay
    Indices delayed after C11 capesize route drops below zero dollars per day for the first time
  • Korea Line weighs up options to ward off bankruptcy
    Hopes to raise fresh funds including tapping government-owned financial institutions
  • Seadrill snaps up Seadragon orders
    Rigs to join seven other units previously ordered from Jurong shipyard
  • Cyprus plans new licensing round
    Move could aggrevate already heated political situation
  • Diamond shines as Goldman rates it a Conviction Buy
    Analyst upgrade follows order for an ultra deepwater drillship from Hyundai
  • Troop withdrawal may help eradicate Somali piracy
    A policy of constructive disengagement will allow the war torn African country to strive for a national, grassroots reconciliation
  • European Commission homes in on Italian torpedo
    Commission to stop the underhand tactics that are being used to draw out complicated maritime disputes
  • Automatic enforcement of EU court rulings could bring big savings
    Validation process can cost up to €13,000 in lawyers' fees and court costs
  • Danaos seals $203m Chinese loan
    Gets nod for credit facility, part of financial restructuring to secure boxship newbuilding programme
  • Danish cargoship feared hijacked
    Contact with Leopard is lost following pirate attack in Gulf of Aden
  • MPC Capital agrees share swap deal with lenders
    Banks to provide $59.4m of loan receivables as in return for 2.8m fresh shares
  • Teekay unveils management reshuffle
    Announcement comes as date for Peter Evensen to take helm fixed for April 1
  • Valencia tests system to ease port congestion
    Port helps trial Flagship-RTS, a real-time optimisation system to reduce congestion
  • Brisbane port expected to reopen by Monday
    Conditions still too dangerous at the moment says port authority
  • India set for maritime sector shake-up
    Launches ten-year policy agenda to boost its shipping portfolio
  • Navios aims to raise $325m from new bond issue
    Private placement to finance buy back 9.5% notes issued in 2006
  • Gulftainer volumes up at Khorfakkan and Sharjah
    2010 total throughput at both box terminals reach just over 3m teu
  • China club presses ahead with IG membership bid
    Mulls adopting a set of internationally recognised accounts
  • Chamber of shipping embarks on new membership drive
    UK association extends focus and will also look to target shipbrokers and other maritime professionals

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Arch Coal buys into US export scheme
    NYSE-LISTED Arch Coal has acquired a 38% stake in the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals project in Longview, Washington, a facility that could significantly expand US coal exports to Asia.
  • Pirate attack reported
    DANISH general cargo ship Leopard has reportedly been attacked by pirates, but its fate remains unclear.
  • Brazil ports unveil rises
    ANTONINA and Paranagua, ports operated by Brazil's southern state of Parana, said loadings and unloadings rose 22% in 2010 from 2009 figures.
  • Repair ship commissioned
    BRAZIL'S oil giant Petrobras has commissioned a semi-submersible vessel for repairing oil rigs and oil platforms for work in the Campos Basin near Rio de Janeiro.
  • Oz tug hero hailed
    A TUG MASTER has been praised for corralling a large boardwalk that had broken off and was heading towards a major bridge over Queensland's swollen Brisbane River.
  • Oz faces cyclones, too
    WEATHER-beaten areas of Queensland and Western Australia are facing new threats from seasonal tropical cyclones.
  • Pakistan grain imports rise
    PAKISTAN has released official figures showing how last year's devastating floods led to a major rise in grain imports.
  • Drug suspects slip up
    SPANISH police today arrested four men in the seizure of 162 kilos of cocaine ' hidden in boxes of fake fruit.
  • Pareto sees drybulk pain
    PARETO Securities in Oslo has lowered its 2011 earnings estimates for drybulk carriers and revised drybulk equity recommendations as a result.
  • Topaz signs Maersk deal
    DUBAI oilfield services company Topaz Energy & Marine has announced that its DMS subsidiary has signed a five-year contract with AP M'ller-Maersk.
  • Long-lasting drybulk hit seen from Oz deluge
    BIMCO has predicted the Australia's weather disaster is likely to depress drybulk freight market for months to come.
  • Yangzijiang unveils $415.3M in new orders
    NEWBUILDING analysts predicted a rise in share prices for Yangzijiang of China after the builder announced 4Q 2010 new orders worth $415.3M.
  • MOL takes green route
    JAPAN'S MOL told Fairplay today it is preparing an energy-efficiency management scheme for its 79 tankers.
  • COSCO Shipping shares climb as $318M raised
    COSCO Shipping said today it has raised 2.1Bn yuan ($318M) from a rights offer.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Canadian Rail Workers Vote to Strike
    Members of four union groups at the two major Canadian railways voted to strike if negotiations fail by deadlines late...
  • Hamburg Sud Reorganizes in North America
    Hamburg Sud North America on Thursday announced the realignment of its top management team. Three executives assumed new responsibilities....
  • Report Says Jones Act Didn't Impede Oil Cleanup
    The presidential commission that investigated the Deepwater Horizon disaster said the Jones Act did not prevent participation by foreign-flag vessels...
  • 3PL Odyssey Acquires Optimodal
    Odyssey Logistics & Technology Corporation acquired Optimodal, the largest intermodal chemical sector service provider in the United States. ...
  • Rail Traffic Jumps in First Week of January
    Traffic surged at major North American railroads in the first full week of January, compared with the same point in...
  • India Launches $110 Billion Maritime Plan
    India plans to spend an estimated $110 billion to develop ports and shipbuilding by 2020 as it aims to expand...
  • Caribbean Shipowners Hike Rates
    The members of the Caribbean Shipowners Association announced Thursday a series of general rate increases over the next few months...
  • Port of LA Container Exports Gain 5 Percent
    The Port of Los Angeles capped a year of record containerized exports with a 5 percent increase in December over...
  • Port Tracker Forecasts 8 Percent January Import Growth
    Import cargo volume at the nation's major retail container ports is expected to post a year-to-year gain of 8 percent...
  • ProLogis Plans $1 Billion Distribution Buildout
    ProLogis plans $800 million to $1 billion in new development this year in Asia, Europe and North America, the industrial...
  • Con-way Says Profit to Fall
    Con-way Freight says it expects the company's operating profit to fall by nearly a third in the fourth quarter because...
  • Mica Eyes Rail to Get More Trucks, Cars Off Roadways
    The new chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, signaling domestic transport goals similar to those of the Obama...
  • Manufacturers Survey Sees Steady Growth
    The U.S. manufacturing outlook remains healthy despite indications of slowing expansion, a quarterly survey of 62 manufacturers said. The...
  • Trade Deficit Shrinks to 10-Month Low
    The U.S. trade deficit declined 0.3 percent to $38.3 billion in November from October, reaching its lowest level in 10...
  • Port Klang Forecasts Double-Digit Container Growth
    Port Klang, Malaysia's largest container port, expects double-digit growth in cargo this year, the Port Klang Authority said. Its...
  • Crowley Promotes Otero to Head Caribbean Services
    Crowley Maritime named Tony Otero vice president of the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Cuba liner services. Otero's new...
  • Maersk Chief Projects Long-Term Container Industry Growth
    The global container industry is headed for long-term growth, thanks to increasing population and incomes in developing countries and a...
  • Charleston to Move to Single-Gate System
    The Port of Charleston will move to a single-gate operating system on Jan. 18 to streamline operations, the South Carolina...
  • Troubled Borders Closing Distribution Center
    Borders will close its Nashville, Tenn., distribution center and scale back its supply chain as the bookstore chain struggles with...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • T/P rates pushed up by Chinese New Year - but overcapacity still a threat
  • MSC ships to save fuel
  • Agility to Queensland rescue
  • Portugal's bond success boosts markets
  • DP World inaugurates second terminal at Port Qasim

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Stanships assets seized
    Bunker beef with bulker outfit backed by American Club director Paul Sa heats up in the wake of magic pipe probes.
  • Leopard crew abducted
    Pirates shift six crew members of Danish weapons ship to hijacked Taiwanese fishing vessel in major change of tactics.
  • Navios oils note press
    Angeliki Frangou-led shipping cartel returns to Wall Street with $325m private placement tied to securities scoop and debt drive.
  • Evensen crowns successor
    New York-listed shipping syndicate reveals promotions as Bjorn Moller prepares to hand off CEO post to Peter Evensen.
  • Leopard escapes hijacking
    No sign of pirates as Turkish naval troops storm Danish ship and attempt to free crew in citadel.
  • Stig snaps up option
    Stig Remoy's Olympic Shipping firms up $65m newbuilding contract at Kleven Maritime.
  • Norway in clear on Rocknes
    Compensation award against state overruled as court blames navigation error not incomplete sea charts for tragedy.
  • Star snares cape cash
    Nasdaq-listed owner bags a loan to cover the remaining 60% of capesize newbuilding pair.
  • Cruiseship in pirate saga
    Black tie dinner put on hold as UK vessel with 500 onboard outruns suspects off Tanzania.
  • Frangos plots next chapter
    Greek owner John Frangos is happy to consign long-running stand-off with the Haji-Ioannou family to the history books.
  • Strike called over crewman's death
    Services from India's Lakshadweep islands halted in row over treatment of helmsman who suffered heart attack.
  • India eyes tonnage growth
    Government's new 10-year plan aims at boosting fleet as well as building ports and mega-yards.
  • DFDS ditches Dublin
    Danish owner exits Republic of Ireland ro-ro sector a month after selling Belfast routes.
  • FIS lays down dry fears
    John Banaszkiewicz tips bulker demolition to quadruple this year but will it be enough?
  • Cammell Laird posts record
    UK shipyard boasts its best annual numbers since being reborn a decade ago.
  • Missing crew found
    Tug picks up all 18 men from cargoship reported missing off Malaysia in storm.
  • Bergen bags Sartor trio
    Roy Wareberg-led owner turns to neighbouring yard with NOK 1bn deal for three newbuildings.

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American Shipperweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • FMC reviews 7 OTI license applications
    The U.S. Federal Maritime Commission has received seven license applications and changes for review. The FMC received non-vessel-operating common carrier license applications from Globe Shipping, Alhambra, Calif. (Eric G. Qian, chief executive offi...
  • Vanguard opens Charlotte office, 30 more planned
    Vanguard Logistics Services has opened a new branch office in Charlotte, N.C. "Our growth in the Southeast region has prompted us to open a new office in Charlotte," said David Sanchoyerto, Vanguard's Southeast regional vice president, in a stateme...
  • CommerceConnect takes off
    The U.S. Commerce Department's CommerceConnect program has expanded to the Philadelphia region, the first of 16 regions where the service will be started this year. CommerceConnect is a "one-stop-shop" initiative in which Commerce employees are cr...
  • Old Dominion names Metz VP legal
    Old Dominion Freight Line has appointed Walt Metz to vice president and assistant general counsel. A 29-year veteran in legal affairs, Metz's experience includes counseling privately and publicly held companies and clients represented by private pr...
  • Crowley names finance VP, IT director
    Crowley Maritime Corp. has promoted David Nickless to vice president of finance and planning for Crowley''s shipping and logistics business. He will remain based at the company's Jacksonville, Fla., office and report to Steve Collar, senior vice p...
  • FMC orders closer monitoring of ship alliances
    The Federal Maritime Commission hasissued a ruleto more tightly monitor the three global ocean shipping alliances. The New World, Grand and CKYH alliances have each filed agreements with the FMC that give them the authority in multiple U.S. trade ...
  • Container lines oppose offshore wind farm site
    The U.S. government should reconsider its proposal to site a large wind farm off Maryland's coast because it would interfere with the safe passage of vessels in designated shipping lanes, the World Shipping Council said. The Bureau of Ocean Energy...
  • U.S. food safety law's impacts detailed
    The United Fresh Produce Association on Wednesday released a white paper that explores the likely effects of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, passed by the Congress late last month and signed into law by President Obama Jan. 4. The white pap...
  • To boost capacity 10%
    Port of Charleston moves to common gates The South Carolina State Ports Authority said it would streamline container operations in the Port of Charleston by moving to a single-gate operating system at all terminals, effective Jan. 18. It said the c...
  • New carrier battleground?

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Danish coaster under pirate attack in the Indian Ocean
    The faith of the Danish coaster Leopard is still uncertain after a pirate attack yesterday in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Oman. The crew of Leopard reported an
  • Norwegian government aquitted in Rocknes case
    A district court verdict that ordered the Norwegian government to pay close to NOK 23 million in damages for having failed to mark the ground that the bulker Rocknes hit

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 13, 2011
  • Bunker market rise in Fujairah
    Most suppliers in Durban quoting on enquiry only.
  • Rotterdam bunker market firms
    Bunker market 'very quiet' in Hamburg.
  • MOL initiates emissions reductions across its tanker fleet
    CO2 reduction plan embraces 'route selection, slow steaming' and maintenance programmes.
  • New guide to 'eco-efficient' technologies
    Shipping has 'a thirst' for information on fuel saving options.
  • Rotterdam bunker market shrinks for fourth year running
    MGO sales, however, soar by nearly 72% while MDO sales are negligible after 73% drop.
  • Bunker crew fly home
    But four crew members remain on board arrested tanker.
  • Singapore fuel oil stocks at 15-month low
    Arrival of delayed cargoes affecting bunker deliveries, says supplier.
  • Singapore 500 cSt sales hit record in December
    Total bunker sales at 3.493 million mt for December, according to MPA statistics.
  • Asian bunker prices at fresh highs
    Mixed demand at key Asian bunker ports, says traders.
  • IBME Dubai welcomes new trader
    New trader to assist clients worldwide, says company.
  • South China fuel oil stocks stable on week
    Remains at 1.71-1.71 million mt for the week ended January 12, says report.
  • Hyundai Oilbank to suspend bunker deliveries next week
    IFO avails 'may run short' in Busan, local traders say.
  • Container newbuilds to save 10% fuel with smaller engines
    Carbon dioxide emissions cut by more than 90 tonnes per day, says Germanischer Lloyd.

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