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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
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  • Teekay, Golar profits boom on LNG demand
    In a year when commodity carriers, oil tankers and container ships have lost money on the biggest trade routes, owners of vessels hauling liquefied natural gas (LNG) are poised for the best rates ever.
  • Baltic index falls, rate rout extends further
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates to ship dry commodities, fell for a third session on Monday as slower cargo business and a build up of vessels took their toll.
  • Tanker returns fall as owners fail to curb glut
    Rental income from shipping Middle East crude oil to Asia, the world's busiest route for supertankers, fell to this year's low as Goldman Sachs Group Inc on Sunday said vessel owners are failing to adjust ship supply.
  • South Korean ship orders exceed China's
Strait Talk
  • Tackling piracy problem not so straightforward
    THERE has been a lot of talk about piracy in the past couple of weeks, much of it expressing, yet again, the anger of the shipping community at the inability of governments to bring the situation under control. The Round Table of international shipping associations has called for the establishment of a United Nations force of armed military guards to tackle the piracy crisis in the Indian Ocean.
  • Toyota expects to reverse declining US sales as production ramps up
    Toyota Motor Corp, Asia's largest carmaker, expects to start reversing a US sales slide that began in May after Japan's earthquake as vehicle production rebounds and deliveries of the new Camry sedan expand.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
  • Major US container ports handled 1.32 million TEU in July, down 4pc
  • Drewry: Boxships to take 75pc of perishables from reefer ships by 2014
  • Port of Antwerp begins construction on the biggest lock in the world
  • Former US Customs commissioners rail against congressional overreaction
  • Iran's navy foil pirate attack on cargo vessel
  • Alashankou trade value up 50pc in first seven months
  • Jiangsu to introduce electronic toll collection to all expressways
  • Guangxi to pour US$1.4 billion on traffic projects in Liuzhou city
  • HK Chamber of Commerce launches online customs authentication system
  • Russian Railways work out bugs ahead of container express train launch
  • French anti-truck green tax expected to raise US$1.68 billion a year
  • Atlas Air Worldwide operates two new Boeing 747-8Fs for Panalpina
  • BA faces US$68.4 million EU carbon tax, US, Chinese carriers hit hard too
  • OECD statistics show slowing air cargo growth in 2011 first half
  • DHL Express starts Cincinnati-Panama City direct cargo flight service
  • Chongqing airport signs cooperation deal with Sinotrans' air arm Sinoair
  • India's largest low-cost carrier IndiGo to serve Singapore's Changi
  • MASkargo looks to tie up with AirAsia Cargo to enlarge market share

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 21, 2011
  • DAMCO scaling greater heights
  • ICS urges shipowners to get EEDI
  • Indias maritime industry to meet at South Asias largest event for the sector
  • Oil tanker demand has sunk to zero, says top brokerage
  • Rickmers Group'A leader in maritime & logistics services
  • Rickmers Yokohama boosts Europe-India service
  • Shree Radhey Shipping facilitates export loading of huge quantity of ore fines at Kandla Port
  • Iron ore exports may drop 28 pc in 2011
  • US slowdown makes garment exporters look to new pastures
  • Vizag hosting seminar on opportunities in SEZs on Sept. 22

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • DHL Global Forwarding acquires LifeConEx from Lufthansa Cargo
    DHL Global Forwarding, the air and sea freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL, and Lufthansa Cargo have reorganised the ownership structure of their 50:50 joint venture LifeConEx....
  • Boeing Shanghai extends presence in Europe
    Boeing Shanghai Aviation Services, a joint venture of Boeing, Shanghai Airport Authorities and China Eastern Airlines established in 2006, has broadened its global reach to include...
  • DGM-SDG presents new DGOffice module
    Denmark's DGM Software Development Group (DGM-SDG) launched a new module in its DGOffice platform at the Air Cargo Handling conference 2011 held in Amsterdam from yesterday until t...
  • Turkish Cargo serves Jeddah and Addis Ababa
    Turkish Cargo continues to add destinations to its growing network. Scheduled cargo flights to Jeddah were launched today, and the new generation A330-200F freighters with a capaci...
  • Canute Group expands fleet with four Isuzu trucks
    The Canute Group in the UK has acquired four new Isuzu trucks - three F110.210 rigids and one N75.190 rigid. They are currently working on a mix of network distribution operations ...
  • PSA Peugeot-Citro'n turns back on Fret SNCF
    Fret SNCF, the freight unit the French railways, is losing car transports for PSA Peugeot-Citro'n. According to French media reports Gefco, the logistics department of car manufact...
  • OOCL and Freightliner renew contract for ten years
    OOCL and Freightliner have renewed a contract stipulating that the latter provide intermodal solutions to OOCL customers. OOCL has committed itself to increasing capacity by 50% un...
  • Management changes at GAC Group
    The GAC Group has announced two key management appointments for its group and local operations. GAC's group sales director, Stuart Bowie, recently took over as managing director fo...
  • Aqaba CEO discusses reforms with Jordan's King Abdullah
    Aqaba Container Terminal (ACT) CEO Soren Hansen was one of several representatives of international investors in Jordan recently invited to attend a meeting with King Abdullah II t...
  • Unifeeder to call at new Ust-Luga container terminal
    Aarhus (Denmark)-based Unifeeder will call at the new container terminal at Ust-Luga, providing a new easy-access gateway to the Russian market. The new container terminal in the m...
  • Port of Felixstowe named railfreight business of the year again
    The port of Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port, is celebrating after scooping the top prize at the Rail Freight Group's annual awards for the second time in three years. T...
  • La Palette Rouge renews contract with Norbert Dentressangle in UK
    Norbert Dentressangle has renewed its relationship with La Palette Rouge (LPR) for a further three years. Established in 1992, LPR has grown to become one of the major pallet-pooli...
  • McGraw-Hill Education selects SBS Worldwide for global freight deal
    Leading academic publisher McGraw-Hill Education has appointed SBS Worldwide as its freight forwarder and supply chain partner for inbound air and sea consignments. SBS will manage...
  • Daimler Trucks wants closer cooperation with Kamaz in Russia
    Daimler Trucks and Russian lorry manufacturer Kamaz want to cooperate more closely in the future. To this end, the companies aim to work together in the area of lorry driver's cabi...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • Carnival reports third quarter results
  • Wärtsilä dual-fuel engines pass 3 million hour milestone
  • Cosco Busan owners and operators to pay $44.4 million civil settlement
  • Carbon Trust funding for wind farm Turbine Access System
  • Kirby expects higher third quarter earnings

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • Port of Tacoma box numbers up through month of August
  • Emergency response drill set for Bellingham Airport
  • NYK vessels honored for recording seawater temps
  • Settlement closes books on COSCO BUSAN incident
  • MarAd plans two meetings to discuss Panama Canal expansion

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • Using armed guards could prejudice P&I insurance cover
    P&I club's concern rises as more countries ease rules and use security professionals on board
  • Hong Kong's state of immunity put to test
    FG Hemisphere ruling removes doubts about when a foreign state may be sued in HK courts
  • Aon report puts piracy problem in perspective
    Aon report for owners also reveals decline in successful attacks due to anti-piracy measures
  • To idle or not, that is the question
    Box lines are mulling whether to put ships into lay-up, but no one wants to make the first move
  • Down the rabbit hole of piracy
    Non-cowboys, mercenaries or UN guards? We're still nowhere near an answer on how best to protect vessels from pirates
  • Welfare of seafarers depends on shore leave at US ports
    ISPS Code has done nothing to protect crew against piracy and only adds to workload
  • SFO's invite to debate bribery was no backhanded accolade
    Director of UK Serious Fraud Office sets out his views on how shipowners can interpret the Bribery Act
  • Increased fuel consumption reports welcomed by panamax bulk market
    Daily figures from Baltic Exchange show similar usage between different-sized vessels
  • FIS brokers first coking coal swap trade
    Follows scrap steel, iron ore and freight trades to create 'virtual steel mill'
  • Small tanker sales rise 35% year on year in third quarter
    Brokers report renewed interest for smaller specialised tonnage
  • Crude shareholders endorse merger with Capital Product
    Marinakis-linked tanker outfits could complete union this month after independent stockholders wave deal through
  • Lay-up logic
    The size of the idle fleet looks set to rise over the next few weeks as common sense prevails
  • China and India to consume a third of all global energy in 2035
    EIA report could spell trouble for the shipping industry if developing countries continue to build up their own fleets
  • BW Maritime orders two LNG carriers
    Delivery from Hyundai Heavy Industries set for 2014
  • Private maritime security companies to receive licensing and accreditation
    SAMI move welcomed by shipping industry
  • Carnival profit tops forecast amid 'uncertain economic environment'
    Cruise giant seizes chance to repurchase $445m worth of own stock
  • Costamare continues expansion with $90m brace from MSC
    Adds $207m in new and extended charters with Geneva liner giant
  • Vitol moves to charter first aframax from Libya since sanctions lifted
    No confirmed fixture yet and market unsure as to where the oil will be loaded
  • US import container volumes slip 4%
    Analysts predict an uptick as retailers replenish inventory levels
  • Idle boxship numbers on the increase
    Total inactive fleet forecast to double by the year end
  • Braemar: LNG vessel glut fears are overstated
    Freight rates will not return to trough levels as tonne-mile demand is to increase, says broker
  • Grindrod hopes to raise $260m in rights issue for ports expansion
    Capital raising backed by Remgro as logistics company targets Africa's commodities boom
  • Call for marine insurance to acquire more maritime expertise
    IUMI president says too many in industry do not know what they are underwriting
  • Cargo market must persuade P&I clubs to contribute more on piracy
    Pirate tactic of separating crew and vessel has implications for P&I cover
  • Three countries leave IUMI as China and Ecuador join
    Trade body says it does not know reason for Hungary, Bahrain and Portugal withdrawing
  • Settlement for $44.4m closes Cosco Busan saga
    Regal Stone and Fleet Management to pay funds to local, state and federal agencies that responded to the 2007 San Francisco Bay spill
  • Layups after peak season to reach 5%
    Macquarie Research says under worse economic conditions some lines will hand back chartered-in tonnage

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • Chennai surcharges hiked again
    A GROUP of container feeder operators in Chennai Port have decided to double the congestion surcharge to $130 per TEU, which will come into effect within days
  • Oz ore exports grow but cape rates remain weak
    AUSTRALIA today upped its 2012 iron ore export forecast while freight rates on the Capesize market continued recent declines yesterday, shipping analysts said
  • Weak demand for South African coal
    SOUTH African coal exports slumped by 24% y/y in July, despite strong demand from China, according to customs data
  • APL: volumes up, rates down
    SINGAPORE'S NOL's performance from 30 July to 26 August provided further evidence of the sustained weakness in this year's peaks season
  • Check your terms on S'pore bunkers
    MANY shipowners do not realise that they have agreed to unfavourable dispute resolution terms when signing bunker supply contracts in Singapore, says the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
  • Proposal to bar non-US drillships
    A US LAWMAKER wants to ban foreign-flagged drillships from operating in the US

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • JoC's Canada Summit Mulls Performance Measures
    The global container shipping industry lags behind many other industries in establishing a set of key performance indicators to measure...
  • DOT Releases $83 Million For New England Rails
    Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood released $82.7 million for track and signal improvements in New England, across a region where freight...
  • US Challenges Chinese Duties on Poultry
    The U.S. challenged China's "wrongful imposition" of antidumping and countervailing duties that a U.S. trade representative said could cost American...
  • Total Quality Logistics Eyes $1 Billion in Sales
    Truck freight broker Total Quality Logistics said it expects sales to top $1 billion this year as it opened a...
  • DP World's Majority Owner Signs Refinancing
    Dubai's Port & Free Zone World, which owns 80.5 percent of terminal operator DP World, signed an $850 million loan...
  • Air Canada Modifies Flights as Strike Looms
    Air Canada, the country's largest carrier, said Tuesday it's modifying about 10 percent of its flights to mitigate the impact...
  • US Rail Hiring Rebounds in Latest Month
    The seven largest railroads added a combined 1,191 workers to their U.S. payrolls from mid-July to mid-August, rebounding from a...
  • Housing Starts Fell 5 Percent in August
    Housing starts fell 5 percent in August to a seasonally adjusted 571,000 annual rate that's less than half the 1.2...
  • Gordon Trucking Drug Tests Drivers' Hair
    Truckload operator Gordon Trucking is tightening pre-hire screening of driver applicants, requiring hair samples for drug testing well as urine...
  • DHL Buys Out Lufthansa From US Cold Chain Venture
    Germany's DHL Global Forwarding bought out its partner Lufthansa Cargo's share in their U.S-based temperature-controlled logistics joint venture. Deutsche...
  • Costamare Buys Two Ships, Extends Charters on Six
    Costamare bought two second hand vessels for $90 million and extended the charters on six other ships in the Greek...
  • Trucking Group Slams Plan to Toll I-95
    The American Trucking Associations attacked Virginia's plans to put a toll on I-95 near North Carolina, saying it would simply...
  • FHWA Approves Virginia Plan to Toll I-95
    The Federal Highway Administration gave Virginia a "yellow light" to proceed with plans to place a controversial toll on Interstate...
  • Manufacturing Group Lowers Forecast
    A quarterly survey of factory production lowered its forecast through 2012 but expects manufacturing to continue to outpace sluggish growth...
  • IATA Slashes Air Cargo Forecast to 1.4 Percent
    The International Air Transport Association cut its 2011 forecast for global air cargo revenue to $67 billion from a $72...
  • Senate Works to Clear Way for FTA Vote
    The Senate voted late Monday 84-4 to proceed with debate on a bill that's considered an essential first step toward...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Ends Service to Congested India Port
    Hapag-Lloyd will discontinue calling at congested Nhava Sheva (Jawaharlal Nehru Port), India's largest container gateway, and instead will call on...
  • Japanese Ship Orders Plunged 74.4 Percent in July
    Japanese export ship orders fell for the fourth straight month in August on a year-over-year basis, plunging 74.4 percent to...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Postpones Canada-India Rate Hike
    Hapag-Lloyd is postpoining by a month the implementation of the general rate increase it planned to apply Oct. 1 on...
  • Cosco Busan Owner, Operator Reach Settlement
    The owners and operators responsible for a ship that spilled 53,000 gallons of oil in the San Francisco Bay in...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • SCCT's location pays dividends
  • Maersk improves Asia/Mediterranean services
  • C&ES' Ross calls for investment
  • Sale of Hapag-Lloyd clarified
  • Boxships in the wars

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • Hapag treats S&P burn
    German liner giant activates spin doctors as chairman responds to Standard & Poor's "negative" outlook.
  • Trafigura tied to LPG hire
    Market insiders link Trafigura to AP Moller-Maersk's latest gas-carrier contract but rate is up for debate.
  • Moody's downs MISC debt
    Ratings agency blasts diversified Malaysian owner's chartering strategy while torpedoing debt profile.
  • Marinakis seals the deal
    Green light from shareholders turns two Marinakis-led tanker outfits into one.
  • CCM studies Scorpio
    Clarkson Capital Market's equity guru initiates US-listed owner with top rating in anticipation of product tanker rebound.
  • Carnival profit dips
    Higher fuel prices still hurting Micky Arison's cruiseship giant so far this year, but third quarter fractionally stronger.
  • Ivory Coast splashes cash
    West African country to build up port infrastructure following political upheaval.
  • Costamare nets $380m
    Greek boxship owner secures two facilities which cover the remainder of its newbuilding programme.
  • Costamare buys MSC pair
    New York-listed boxship owner picks up two ships to keep up post-IPO expansion drive.
  • Shreyas bets on growth
    Growth plans get Indian shipping and logistics operator a glowing review.
  • Three dead in blast
    Nearby fishermen killed by explosion during shiprepair work at Dongfeng Shipyard in Qingdao.
  • HSH in the clear
    EC classes state loss guarantees made to German shipping bank as aid, but imposes one-off EUR 500m payment.
  • Crewman dies
    59-year-old Russian suffers cardiac arrest on Clermont Services cargoship off France.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • "A peek at peak season?"
  • APL: High volume, low rates
    Liner carrier APL's average revenue per 40-foot container fell 20 percent year-on-year to $2,559, in the four-week period ending Aug. 26, the line said Monday. APL's volume increased 8 percent in the same period to 235,200 TEUs, mirroring the line...
  • Hapag-Lloyd delays Canada/Asia rate hikes
    Hapag-Lloyd is postponing a planned rate increase on shipments from Canada to Asia, the line said last week. The carrier planned to implement increases from Oct. 1, but that has been pushed back to Nov. 1. From all Canada origins to ports in the M...
  • Crowley steps up projects presence
    Crowley Maritime Corp. has created a Project Solutions group that bundles company-wide capabilities and assets with project management skills to provide complete "turnkey" marine services. The Houston-based group is led by Craig Tornga, vice presi...
  • DHL takes control of LifeConEx
    DHL Global Forwarding has bought out Lufthansa Cargo's half of LifeConEx, the joint venture started in 2005 to provide life sciences companies a cold-chain transportation manager with stringent controls for temperature-sensitive products. The logi...
  • Grubb to manage American's cold chain
    American Airlines Cargo has appointed Tom Grubb as manager of cold chain strategy, overseeing the carrier's time- and temperature-sensitive cargo services. A 20-year veteran of American's Cargo division, Grubb was manager of customer service strate...
  • Old Dominion opens Altoona facility
    Old Dominion Freight Line on Monday opened a new service center in Altoona, Pa. The company plans to hire 14 employees to support the new facility and expects add another 10 by September 2012. Construction of the service center is part of a $100 mi...
  • Senate acts on GSP, TAA program
    The U.S. Senate on Monday evening gave a favorable vote on the motion to invoke cloture on legislation to retroactively renew the Generalized System of Preferences and the Trade Adjustment Assistance program.GSP, which allows for duty-free treatmen...
  • Study: U.S. meat export promotion pays off
    U.S. beef, pork, corn and soybean producers are receiving a solid return on their checkoff investments in the U.S. Meat Export Federation's (USMEF) export market development programs, according to a recent study. The study, completed recently by Co...
  • Four Soft, PayCargo partner
    Four Soft, a software provider to the logistics and transportation industry, has partnered with PayCargo, an electronic invoicing and settlement services firm, and part of First Data Corp., a global leader in electronic commerce and payment process...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
  • Hapag-Lloyd gets rating downgrade
    'Given the persisting difficult industry conditions, we believe the company's cash flow protection measures may now fall short of the levels we view as rating-commensurate.'
  • Prices soft in Middle Eastern ports
    A supplier said deliveries available between September 22-30 in Durban.
  • Bunker player appoints Beijing office manager
    Dave Zheng joins A/S Dan-Bunkering Ltd., Shanghai.
  • Prices down in key European ports
    Prompt product were said to be tight in Rotterdam.
  • 'Greater Singapore' could be Asian ARA
    Energy trading hub developing beyond the city state's boundaries.
  • Vessels to benefit from EPA clean diesel upgrade grants
    Part of more than $1.5 million package to 'reduce diesel emissions, improve public health' in the greater Boston area.
  • Shipbuilder wins contract for two more dual-fuel LNG carriers
    Hyundai Heavy Industries signs $400 million deal.
  • Warning on Singapore bunker dispute resolution clause
    'Shock and dismay' expressed by owners after realising they have signed away right to pursue short-supply claims in Singapore.
  • Dual-fuel engines pass new milestone
    Wartsila says technology has provided '3 million hours of reliable and efficient operation'.
  • Asian bunker prices continue to fall
    Demand generally 'healthy' at key Asian bunker ports on Tuesday.
  • Singapore-based supplier to appeal court ruling
    Equatorial Marine Fuel Management Services to continue its claim against MISC Berhad.
  • Scrubbers, environmental products 'enable transition to sustainable shipping'
    Exhaust gas scrubbing a 'cost effective alternative' to low sulphur fuels, says Wartsila.
  • Global supply of low sulphur fuels 'to be tight'
    Ships expected to 'stick to scrubbers' instead of buying low sulphur fuels.
  • Singapore developer conducting study for multi-tier storage tanks
    Believes 'stacking liquid tanks up' will result in 20% of land savings, says JTC spokesman.
  • Shipping companies to pay $44 million for Cosco Busan spill
    US state agencies will use $32 million to fund a Damage Assessment and Restoration plan.
  • Andatee CEO in $2 million share buy back scheme
    Regulatory restrictions imposed on the repurchasing plan in a bid to 'minimise the impact of purchases' on the stock market.
  • Clipper Oil launches Singapore office
    Former Hin Leong executive to head the Singapore office.
  • Kirby raises Q3 forecast
    On the back of high utilisation of its inland and petrochemical fleet.

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