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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
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  • Madcap English play cricket match in the sea
    With military precision, a flotilla of eccentric Englishmen took to the waves on Wednesday to contest one of the world's craziest sporting fixtures: a cricket match played in the sea.
  • 2012 forecast to be tough for bulk shipping
    U-Ming Marine Transport Corp, the Taiwanese operator of dry bulk ships, expects next year to be a 'difficult year' for the market because of the launch of more large ships and higher iron ore production in China.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
  • NYK, Evergreen, Hanjin launch weekly north Asia-India service October 29
  • China port volume up 12.6pc in first 8 months to 106.8 million TEU
  • Fujian port box volume grows 8.3pc to 6.1 million TEU in first 8 months
  • Guigang port posts 30pc increase in container volume in first 8 months
  • Chongqing-Lanzhou railway to be opened in 2014 to reach north west region
  • Indian navy saves Anglo Eastern ship - 9 pirates jailed join 120 others
  • ILWU president surrenders to court to face terminal trespass charges
  • BIFA urges member response to Whitehall's global warming 'scoping' paper
  • APL Logistics handles Caterpillar's Electro-Motive Diesel in India
  • CWT Globelink opens in Turkey with offices in Istanbul, Izmir and Bursa
  • Singapore manufactures increase 22pc in August because of bio-med output
  • TNT extends Chinese day-definite Singapore-focused trucking into SE Asia
  • Russia's TransContainer posts 610pc profit increase to US$43.7 million
  • Air China's cargo volume drops 1.6pc to 92,300 tonnes in August
  • China Southern launches Chongqing, Shanghai, Amsterdam cargo flights
  • Dubai airport August freight drops 7.9pc due to US-European uncertainty
  • Chennai airport workers charged with stealing DHL's Nokia mobile phones

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2011
  • Maritime And Logistics Awards (MALA) 2011 today
  • Survey shows confidence low as economic uncertainty fuels overtonnaging fears
  • French textile companies to showcase expertise at TECHTEXTIL INDIA 2011 in Oct.
  • Govt to spend 3,141 cr. for upgrading Paradip Port
  • JNPT issues LoA to PSA-ABG consortium
  • Kandla Port's revised berthing policy to be effective from October 4
  • MPSEZ's crane simulator centre inaugurated at Mundra
  • $ 500-m ADB loan sanctioned for Rlys
  • AAI seeks govt nod to raise Rs. 5,000 cr. through bonds
  • RBI allows infra cos to borrow in Chinese currency

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • Zambezi Airlines launches Lusaka-Kinshasa service
    Zambia's privately-owned Zambezi Airlines now serves the route between the southern African country's capital Lusaka and Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of the Con...
  • Germany and Austria introduce joint electronic toll system
    Germany and Austria have rolled out Toll2Go, a joint, satellite-controlled electronic toll system which allows lorries of 12 t and more fitted with an on-board unit to pay tolls th...
  • Automated gate processes for port of Khalifa
    Abu Dhabi Terminals (ADT) and Dalosy Industrial Systems (DIS) recently signed a contract for the delivery of a gate control system for the port of Khalifa. The container terminal a...
  • SCSPA launches truck replacement programme
    The South Carolina State Ports Authority (SCSPA) has launched a voluntary programme to help truck owners replace older units with newer, cleaner rigs. The seaport truck air cleanup...
  • Opel Vivaro reaches production milestone
    The Vivaro has made history in the Opel van segment as the 500,000th unit of the instantly recognisable LCV rolled off the assembly line at the company's plant in Luton (England). ...
  • Direct seagoing cargo vessel loading crucial for growth in Russia
    According to Vladimir Yakunin, president of Russian Railways, the lack of investment in rail transport remains an urgent problem in Russia. The key means of solving this are to red...
  • FP Marine Risks moving London office
    FP Marine Risks is moving into a new office in London on 1 October, located at 6/F 55 Gracechurch Street, London EC3V 0EE, UK. The company's telephone, fax numbers and e-mail addre...
  • Boeing delivers UAE's fourth C-17 Globemaster
    Boeing will deliver a fourth C-17 Globemaster III to the United Arab Emirates Air Force and Air Defence from the company's C-17 final assembly facility in Long Beach. Boeing delive...
  • Swiss WorldCargo teams up with Iata
    Iata has launched a new initiative to develop key managers in its cargo team. The organisation will second staff to Swiss WorldCargo in a development programme to enhance Iata's ca...
  • Huge investment programme in port of Felixstowe
    The port of Felixstowe, the UK's largest container port, has opened a new deep water shipping terminal, consisting of two berths. This is the first stage of a GBP 1 billion investm...
  • Rieck Logistik expanding in China
    Rieck Henco International Transportation recently opened two new sites in Shenyang and Jinan (China). The Chinese subsidiary of Germany's Berlin-based Rieck Logistics Group has thu...
  • Mainfreight Air & Ocean opens airfreight office in Brussels
    Mainfreight is opening a new airfreight office at Brussels cargo airport, Brucargo. Located at the logistics heart of Europe, Mainfreight will offer its customers a wide range of s...
  • Menlo becomes responsible care partner for handling chemicals
    Menlo Worldwide Logistics, the global logistics subsidiary of Con-way, has announced that its Chemical group has been approved as a responsible care partner by the American Chemist...

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • STX Marine promotes Mike Carroll to VP Operations
  • Keppel Shipyard secures three more conversion contracts
  • Swiber Holdings order book soars past $1 billion mark
  • AOD to increase water depth capability of newbuild jack-ups
  • Great Lakes Shipyard drydocks historic tall ship
  • Polarcus X-Bow seismic vessel transits Northern Sea Route
  • Aker Philadelphia Shipyard and SeaRiver ink definitive Alaska tanker contract

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • Today industry celebrates 34th World Maritime Day
  • WTSA member carriers eye rate level adjustments
  • DOT earmarks funds for Oregon rail upgrades
  • Port of Newport extends filing date for commission post
  • Carriers plan to begin new India/Asia service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • Overcapacity and poor freight rates hammer down secondhand values
    Third-quarter volumes at lowest in decade, though forced sales and auctions likely
  • Transpacific set for long and painful recovery
    The withdrawal of CLX service just a year after launch is symptomatic of a deeper malaise
  • Vela takes triangulating VLCC top spot
    Saudi Aramco subsidiary beats Euronav, Angelicoussis Group and Frontline
  • Exclusive: Opportunistic Greeks muscle in on VLCC triangulation
    Hope of greater profit sees their market share on Middle East-Atlantic-Asia routes increase
  • Strategies for some maritime industry growth
    A UK government that meant what it said about our industry's technology would put its full weight behind making a better educated workforce, with a better work ethic
  • Heavy weather
    Storms have a way of defining character. Mine is slovenly
  • Supramax rates near six-month high
    Strong Atlantic trades drive up global market
  • Floating liquefaction market poised for investment boost
    Expansion of FLNG projects expected amid onshore plant concerns
  • Petrobras buys another single-hull VLCC
    Tanker reportedly bought for $25m from Titan Petrochemicals
  • BG Group sells 50m tonnes of LNG to India
    Deal comes as nation diversifies energy mix
  • Fledgling FLNG sector will make its profits from LPG
    Potential of future earnings from 'valuable' gas by-products 'key' to impressing lenders
  • Ocean Tankers to pitch last-ditch rescue to banks
    I have agreement with key charterer, chief executive Michael Ioannides tells Lloyd's List as storm clouds darken over owner
  • Sovcomflot confirms part-privatisation is on hold
    Russian minister cites market uncertainties as reason for delay
  • Aker Philadelphia and SeaRiver ink $400m order for aframax tanker pair
    ExxonMobil order is its first since delivery of ill-fated Exxon Valdez
  • Green Reefers turns to sale and charter-back of ships to raise $12m
    Finance chief cites historically low summer season as operator struggles for survival
  • European banks' lending to shipping has dried up, says DnB NOR chief
    Activity 'stopped abruptly' in third quarter
  • Rotterdam LNG import terminal could become maritime redistribution hub
    GATE Terminal owners currently studying possible export function
  • Maersk still to decide on strategy for a low-sulphur future
    Weighing of options includes future action on emissions from Triple-E 18,000 teu vessels
  • Quentin Soanes elected Baltic Exchange vice chairman
    Braemar executive director will serve with immediate effect
  • APL: legislation leads, industry follows
    Change will have to be forced, even though green shipping makes commercial sense
  • Stay on the sunny side
    U-Ming president CK Ong freely admits that appalling rates will persist until 2014, but he also thinks that now is the time to be planning for market turnaround
  • Selling Sovcomflot
    It is not yet clear that capitalism has properly replaced communism in Russia
  • Rongsheng secures $5.5bn mega-loan from China Development Bank
    Credit facility brings commitments to around $20bn this year from China and international banks
  • TEN clinches tanker charters worth $140m
    Long term deals with profit sharing 'a positive sign', says chief executive Nikolas Tsakos
  • NYK, Evergreen and Hanjin in new China-India service
    Latest sign of capacity shifting by Asian lines highlights trade growth between two giants
  • Widdows to stay on as WSC chairman
    Two new board members elected
  • Nautilus International to start its four-year cycle of meet-ups
    Theme of conference in Rotterdam is 'protect and respect' with focus on criminal penalties
  • Singapore refinery fire could hit bunker supply
    Fire at Shell's Pulau Bukom refinery which produces fuel oil and gas oil leads to shutdown
  • Operating costs back in line with inflation
    Recent trend of rapid increases in vessel op costs has tailed off latest figures reveal

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • Carriers and shippers must talk more
    SHIPPERS and carriers must co-operate more closely if they are to run cost-effective supply chains, says the head of the Global Shippers' Forum
  • Seafarer assistance plan explained
    DETAILS of the Maritime Piracy Humanitarian Response Programme (MPHRP) were revealed in London today
  • Refinery blaze hits Singapore shipments
    PRODUCTS shipments from Singapore could be disrupted after a fire at Shell's refinery at Pulau Bukom on 28 September
  • Shipyards threaten dry bulk recovery
    ANY hope of recovery in the drybulk sector could be severely damaged by Chinese greenfield shipbuilders seeking to win business, delegates at Marine Money Asia week have been warned
  • Vale Brasil docks at Sohar
    VALE Brasil, the world's largest iron ore carrier, has discharged its first shipment at the new dedicated jetty at Sohar, Oman
  • Exxon confirms US orders
    EXXONMOBIL today confirmed orders for two Jones Act Aframax crude tankers at Aker Philadelphia for an aggregate price of $400M
  • Help for piracy victims launched
    A PROGRAMME to help seafarers and their families cope with the trauma caused by abuse at the hands of pirates has been launched in London
  • Pirates release Greek bulker
    THE Greek Handymax bulker Eagle has been released by Somali pirates following the payment of a ransom
  • Piracy attacks predicted to rise
    SOMALI piracy will worsen this decade, a maritime security expert has claimed
  • Crisis talks begin at Sevan
    THE senior management of Sevan Marine is locked in crisis talks with its key stakeholders to iron out the company's prolonged financial problems, the company said in a statement today
  • Indian coal volumes to soar
    INDIA'S ports are expected to quadruple coal handling capacity over the next decade, K Mohandas, secretary of shipping at the Indian shipping ministry told IHS McCloskey's Indian Coal Markets conference in New Delhi yesterday

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • Divided We Stand
    Living in Virginia, the biggest sports news I read often revolves around the Atlantic Coast Conference. Although rumors of conference...
  • Asia Trucking Finds Another Gear
    Intra-Asia transport traditionally has been a game played out by sea and air. Now third-party logistics providers are working hard...
  • Preparing for the Panama Canal
    Operating a world-class supply chain requires the ability to respond quickly to transformative events, both sudden and expected. This ability...
  • Intermodal Traffic Powers to All-Time Weekly High
    Rail intermodal volume at North America's major railroads reached the highest weekly level on record, after a 2.8 percent gain...
  • Truckload Carriers Taking Accessorial Charges to Shippers
    More than two-thirds of truckload carriers plan more use of accessorial charges, adding income from shipping fees to higher rates,...
  • Hanjin Adding Asia-India Service
    Korean container line Hanjin Shipping will launch an Asia-Pacific to West India direct service in late October. The...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • British TV news anchor to present CI Awards
  • MSC to get better big ship connection in Bremerhaven
  • Piracy, politics and productivity challenge Middle East supply chains
  • Court overturns LA ports owner-operator ban
  • RSGT - one million TEU landmark broken

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • SeaBird forced to spar
    US judge rubber stamps ship arrest warrant as overdue yard bill adds to Oslo-listed offshore owner's fiscal woes.
  • Keppel secures conversions
    Lion City yard syndicate prepares to overhaul LNG carrier and two tankers after racking up $109m worth of deals.
  • AOD axes option
    Oslo-listed drilling contractor poised to plough another $15m into newbuildings as market volatility stifles expansion plan.
  • Lazard bets on rate revival
    Lazard Capital Markets analyst goes to bat for US-listed bulker owner Baltic Trading as BDI gains traction.
  • Wallenius grabs loan
    Swedish owner opens a cheque from two Japanese banks to pay for car carrier at Mitsubishi.
  • ETA sells more vessels
    Troubled Dubai-based operator is ridding itself of over-aged handysize bulk carriers.
  • Tonga reaches out
    Jaws South Pacific Shipping launches cargo run to Auckland, New Zealand, with veteran vessel.
  • Hanjin adds loop
    Korean container line teams with Evergreen and NYK for run to India.
  • SCF sale back to 2013?
    Russia's deputy transport minister Viktor Olersky says partial privatisation of tanker owner now unlikely next year.
  • Maersk sees size gap
    Container line says 18,000-teu ships will not become the industry standard like its last generation of giants.
  • Fitch wary over SCF
    Ratings agency places negative watch on tanker owner's foreign currency issuer default rating.
  • Pirates in double hit
    Two chemical tankers evade hijack in the southern Red Sea after outmanoeuvring attackers, sources say.
  • Tulshyan sells VLCC
    Singapore owner of Titan Ocean has sold one of its single-hull VLCCs to Petrobras for conversion.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
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  • Ocean rates below or near 2009 levels
    Analysis of spot rates on the two key east-west trades shows that carriers will have to shelve capacity in the coming months, according to the maritime analyst SeaIntel. After deducting the effect of rising bunker fees, SeaIntel found rates on the ...
  • WSC keeps Widdows chairman
    WiddowsRon Widdows, the group president and chief executive officer of Neptune Orient Lines, will remain chairman of the World Shipping Council (WSC) through September 2012, even after he retires as head of NOL at the end of this year.WSC, the chie...
  • Maersk adds Qingdao to Asia-Europe loop
    Maersk Line has added a call at Qingdao to one of its core Asia-Europe services. The call has been added to its AE7 service, which now has a rotation of Qingdao, Ningbo, Shangai, Yantian, Tanjung Pelepas, Tangiers, Felixstowe, Bremerhaven, Rotterda...
  • APL shortens intra-Asia loop
    APL has omitted two major Chinese ports from an intra-Asia service linking China and the Philippines, according toAmerican Shipperaffiliate ComPair Data. The line has shortened the rotation of its NPX service to Hong Kong, Chiwan, Kaohsiung, Manila...
  • Japanese forwarders pay $46.8 million for antitrust violations
    The U.S. Justice Department said six Japanese freight forwarders have agreed to plead guilty and pay criminal fines totaling $46.8 million for their roles in a conspiracy to fix certain fees involving air cargo shipments from Japan to the United S...
  • UPS: New container targets pharmaceuticals
    UPS said Wednesday it will offer an air freight container for healthcare products, such as pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biologics, with temperature-sensitive requirements. The PharmaPort 360 container, which will be manufactured by Cool Container...
  • STB to look at BNSF purchase
    The Surface Transportation Board said Wednesday it has initiated a public proceeding to examine the regulatory effects of the price Berkshire Hathaway paid when it acquired BNSF Railway last year. In May, the Western Coal Traffic League petitioned...
  • CBP makes headway on simplified entry
    U.S. Customs and industry representatives on Monday outlined how a simplified process for filing import declarations would look and said a trial program will start soon to demonstrate how fewer documentation requirements could benefit the governme...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 29, 2011
  • Markets hold firm after crude dip
    Fujairah edges up despite Wednesday's retreat in crude oil futures.
  • Markets little changed as crude see-saws
    Rotterdam gains tempered on expectations of improved supply.
  • Exhaust gas scrubbers show 'great long-term promise'
    Scrubbing technology 'will greatly contribute to better air quality', says Port of Los Angeles offical.
  • Fuel oil stocks climbing
    October arbitrage volumes at seven-month high.
  • Refinery fire: Impact still 'unpredictable'
    Shell declines to comment on Singapore shutdown.
  • ECA deadline 'can't be met'
    'You need a period of leniency and transition,' says shipowners' association.
  • Bunker prices generally down in Asia
    Mixed demand, ample supplies at major Asian bunker ports.
  • Chinese shipbuilder launches 'Super Green' vessel
    8,500 dwt vessel can cut fuel consumption by up to 30%, says Yangzijiang Shipbuilding.
  • Experienced bunker trader joins Dan-Bunkering in Monaco
    Trader spent six years with BP prior to joining Dan-Bunkering.
  • Addax to begin Hamburg bunker ops in October
    Opens new office at the German town in a bid to 'diversify' outside of Africa.
  • Fire at Shell refinery off Singapore 'contained'
    Shell to conduct 'full investigation'.
  • Hong Kong halts bunker operations
    Tropical cyclone signal number 8 hoisted in Hong Kong.
  • High bunker costs hit bunker tanker owner
    London-listed Yujin swings to loss in H1 2011 but said its bunker tankers continue to 'perform well'.

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