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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 6, 2012
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  • China club drops cover for tankers with Iranian oil
    KEY ship insurer the China P&I Club will halt indemnity coverage for tankers carrying Iranian oil from July amid tightening Western sanctions against Opec's second largest producer, two club officials told Reuters yesterday.
  • Maritime NZ charges grounded ship's owners for causing pollution
    NEW Zealand shipping authorities said yesterday they had filed pollution-related charges against the owners of a Liberian-flagged cargo ship that grounded on a reef off New Zealand's North Island six months ago.
  • Capesize iron-ore charter rates rise another 3.5%
    HIRE costs for Capesize ships, the largest carriers of iron ore, rose for a seventh session on bookings of the vessels to haul the steelmaking raw material to China from leading global exporter Australia.
  • APL en route to slashing carbon footprint by 30%
  • Commerzbank may face 441m euro losses
  • Shippers stay afloat using Chapter 11 in US
  • Baltic index takes a tumble

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 6, 2012
  • OOCL to increase Asia-to-Europe freight rate US$450/TEU from May
  • APL to raise rates US$450/TEU on Asia to Europe routes from May
  • OOCL signs 40-year lease with Long Beach for Middle Harbour terminal
  • Italy fines major lines' in-house agents US$5.3 million for price fixing
  • Commerzbank faces difficulty as shipowners unable to service debt
  • Sharjah's Khorfakkan terminal docks its biggest ship, a 14,074-TEUer
  • Hunan Yangtze-Pearl loop launched with cargo of 28 TEU of fireworks
  • Sino-US talks in May to mull easing American high-tech export bans
  • Zim receives US$50 million from Israel Corp as second part of aid
  • Port Nehru container volume up 1.5 per cent to 4.27 million TEU
  • Agility 2011 profit up 8pc to US$91.1 million on 5pc less revenue
  • CEVA renews contract with Renault in Brazil for export to France, elsewhere
  • Failing shipping lines run to US bankruptcy courts to keep functioning
  • ACE Winches exports Scotland's heaviest air cargo on an Antonov 225
  • Lufthansa Cargo now mulls dumping freighters as night-flight ban is upheld
  • Etihad cargo unit revenue up 12.2pc, plans to build capacity in 2013-14

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 6, 2012
  • A. S. Shipping handles heavy project cargo at Chennai Port
  • Cochin Port handles 12 pc more cargo in 2011-12
  • JN Port handles record 65.75 million tonnes, 4.32 million TEUs in 2011-12
  • MbPT re-introduces popular Amnesty Scheme
  • Paradip Port loses in cargo handling, gains in operational parameters
  • VPT handles 67.41 mt in 2011-12, maintains second position
  • Arshiya Rail launches container train service from north India to Cochin Port
  • Cannot compensate anti-GST states endlessly: Govt
  • Exporters will have to pay SAD in cash for claiming refunds
  • Exports grow at three-month low in February
  • Long dry spell to hamper tea output
  • RBI extends ceiling rate on overseas export credit till Sept.
  • MACCIA's ex-im training programme on April 9, 10

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • ECS Group acquires stake in new West African cargo airline
    The network general sales and service agency ECS Group, headquartered in Paris, has taken a controlling interest in Niger Air Cargo, a ...
  • Favourable start for Contargo's Basel multimodal express
    The container logistics specialist Contargo has said that its Basel multimodal express service has had a favourable first year. Around 13,500 teu have been hauled by the first tri...
  • Daimler celebrates 70th anniversary of Freightliner truck
    Daimler North America is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Freightliner medium and heavy-duty truck brand. Since its beginnings in 1942, Freightliner has developed into one ...
  • Store-Ship adopts parent company name of Broekman
    The company Store-Ship has operated under the new name of Broekman Logistics Europoort since 1 April. This step aims to consolidate the company's position as an integral part of t...
  • Unifeeder adds call at Kalundborg container terminal
    Unifeeder, a leading provider of container transport services and short sea shipping solutions in northern Europe, is set to serve the Kalundborg container terminal on the west co...
  • IDS names winners of quality ranking scheme
    The general cargo alliance IDS has announced that the forwarding company Gras Spedition, based in Neuwied (Germany), took first place in its quality ranking programme. Krage &...
  • Singapore supports air cargo sector
    The Changi Airport Group (CAG) has put in place a SGD 15 million (EUR 9 million) cargo support package under the Changi airport growth initiative, to support the air cargo sector ...
  • SBS Worldwide appoints Ian Hunt as new manager
    Supply chain solutions provider SBS Worldwide has appointed Ian Hunt to the new role of business development manager of sales for the Northeast of the UK. He will be based at SBS ...
  • BDP expanding in Asia
    BDP International has opened another global service centre in Petaling Jaya (Malaysia). The US global logistics and transportation firm opened its first centre in Kuala Lumpur in ...
  • SNCF Geodis and Hupac sign strategic cooperation agreement
    Hupac, a Swiss intermodal transport operator, and SNCF Geodis, the fourth-largest global transport and logistics operator, are joining forces to expand their combined transport ne...
  • Asstra new BVL member in Germany
    The international transport and logistics service provider Asstra Associated Traffic recently became a member of the German Logistics Association (Bundesvereinigung für Logistik B...
  • HHLA: above average growth in 2011
    The German port service provider Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) reported above-average growth rates in its core markets in business year 2011, and was thereby able to subst...

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • Poitras named President of Electric Boat as Casey moves up
  • New Zealand brings charges against Costamare subsidiary in Rena...
  • Viking River to switch ocean cruise ship order to...

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • Port of Bellingham executive director resigns during commission meeting
  • Schnitzer Steel reports second fiscal quarter numbers
  • DOT burried in applications for 2012 TIGER grants
  • Mechanical woes force WSF to reduce power on aging ferries
  • Diana Shipping inks time charter for Panamax dry bulk vessel

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • Supramax rates plummet after owner offers $4,000 per day discount
    Resulting rush by rival shipowners to fix before a further fall compounds price drop
  • Aquasition Corp plans $50m offering
    New blank cheque vehicle launched by Greek shipping names
  • South America demand keeps MR tanker market alive
    Argentina and Brazil take cargoes as transatlantic trade declines
  • Box lines make rate increases stick
    Index shows that shippers accept price hikes
  • Diana agrees one-year charter for panamax purchase
    Melia fixed to STX Pan Ocean
  • NewLead returns bulk quartet to Lemissoler
    Agreement to wind up ill-fated 2010 leaseback is subject to finalisation
  • Evergreen set to trump rivals with 14,000 teu boxship deal
    Chartered tonnage will burn 25% less fuel
  • Iran sanctions cut Asian P&I cover
    China P&I Club seeks IG membership
  • Twin cruiseship cancellation a new blow for STX France
    Staff already working reduced hours
  • Pipeline blast hits Mediterranean aframax market
    Market loses 500,000 barrels per day
  • UK government advisers urge international regime on CO2
    But Committee on Climate Change says British ships' emissions should be part of national reduction targets
  • Seafarers missing after ship sinks in East China Sea
    Cargoship en route from Papua New Guinea goes missing after storm
  • Shipowners must do more to prevent engineroom fires
    Adhering to Solas amendments 'has slipped', Gard says
  • China's accidents surge as owners slash safety spending
    Shipping sources blame poor market conditions
  • Sembcorp Marine lands rig contract for Gulf Drilling
    High-spec rig to be deployed in Qatar
  • New Zealand charges Rena owner
    Maritime agency to prosecute Daina Shipping over oil spill

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • Oil spilled off Japan
    LARGE amounts of oil are being detected off southern Japan, which coastguards believe to be from a missing Hong Kong-registered general cargo ship
  • New 'blank cheque' filed
    NEWLY formed Aquasition Corp is plotting a 'blank cheque' IPO targeting maritime acquisitions and a NASDAQ listing
  • Subscriber notice
    THERE will be no news bulletins on 6 or 9 April because of the UK holiday weekend
  • Duelling directors face off at Russian yard
    RUSSIA'S Northern Shipyard now has dueling directors
  • Transocean, Chevron again sued in Brazil
    A SECOND pollution lawsuit has been filed in Brazil against the rig operator Transocean and Chevron, IHS Global Insight reported today
  • China P&I pulls plug on crude from Iran
    CHINA P&I Club has decided to halt indemnity cover for tankers carrying Iranian oil, as of July, IHS World Markets Energy reported today
  • Viking-STX cruise talks fail
    STX FRANCE said today Viking River Cruises has decided to withdraw from talks about two cruise ships
  • Fire on Haiti ro-ro kills 1
    ONE PERSON has been killed and another injured when a ro-pax caught fire in the Haitian port of Miragoane, Haiti Press Network reported
  • BC plans big export spending
    BRITISH Columbia Premier Christy Clark has unveiled a C$700M ($701.45) investment scheme for building export infrastructure

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • US Rail Traffic Mixed for Week
    U.S. intermodal rail shipments in the week ending March 31 rose 3.6 percent year-over-year and 4.5 percent from the previous...
  • Truck Drivers on Payroll Rise 2.9 Percent
    The number of heavy truck or tractor-trailer drivers employed increased last year for the first time since 2008, according to...
  • Hapag-Lloyd Sets Peak-Season Surcharge to India
    Hapag-Lloyd will impose a peak-season surcharge on eastbound trades from North Europe and the Mediterranean to the Indian subcontinent. ...
  • YRC Worldwide Reviewing Bids for Terminals
    YRC Worldwide received "multiple bids" for more than 60 facilities put up for sale via a sealed-bid auction and is...
  • TIGER Grant Demand Outpaces Supply 20-to-1
    The $10.2 billion in requested Department of Transportation TIGER grants exceeded supply by a factor of more than 20, the...
  • S&P: Lack of US Infrastructure Plan Could Spur Credit Crisis
    Standard & Poor's said the U.S. government's inability to provide long-term infrastructure and transportation funding could create another credit crisis....
  • Salvaging a Damage Claim
    Q: A motor carrier damaged a 1,000-pound box of our product, a polymer. I filed a claim for $13,870, and...
  • Trucking Flashes Warning Lights
    Are trucking companies losing confidence in the economic recovery and slowing plans to replenish or expand their freight capacity? ...
  • Asia-Europe Freight Rates Jump 28 Percent
    Spot freight rates in the Asia-Europe trade jumped 28 percent this week as the general rate increases imposed by carriers...
  • China's Purchasing Managers' Index Jumps to 53.1
    China's official manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index jumped to its highest level in a year in March. Boosted by an...
  • Saudi Airlines Cargo to Add Service Into Bangladesh
    Saudi Airlines Cargo will continue its expansion into developing markets later this month by boosting capacity into Bangladesh. A...
  • Hutchison Port Holdings' Profit Jumps 14 Percent
    Hutchison Whampoa's ports division boosted profits by 14 percent last year despite flat volume growth across its global terminal network....
  • Lufthansa Cargo to Weigh Investment in Frankfurt Airport
    Lufthansa Cargo will make a final decision on investment at Frankfurt airport this summer after a court upheld a night...
  • INTTRA to Provide E-Commerce to WCA Family
    INTTRA will provide ocean shipping planning, management and optimization services to the freight forwarding group WCA Family under a strategic...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • Last chance to have your say: join the North America sentiment panel
    Containerisation International's second North America survey has launched and is looking for more shippers and freight forwarders in this area to join the panel, ...
  • Samskip gains AEO certification
    Netherlands-based multimodal logistics operator Samskip has been certified AEO compliant by the Dutch customs, thus affording its clients priority treatment on ...
  • APL charts 30% emissions cut by 2015
    Singapore-headquartered NOL's container arm APL said that it is 'on course to reduce a key carbon exhaust measure' by 30% from its global shipping operations in ...
  • ZIM takes steps to improve its Asia-Black Sea offering
    Haifa-based ZIM Line has announced a significant expansion of its involvement in the Asia-Black Sea liner market with extra sailings, additional ports of call and ...
  • LSCT geared up for bigger ships
    Contship Italia has added new equipment and modernised and upgraded existing cranes at its La Spezia Container Terminal (LSCT) as it prepares for a future in which ...
  • Euro crisis returns to haunt carriers
    Anxious to push on with a raft of GRIs, ocean carriers will be watching in dismay at the storm clouds once again hovering over their key European markets. The liners ...
  • Rena's owners charged

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • Sonangol standoff continues
    Credit Suisse sees hope on the horizon for Tidewater as negotiations over the future of Angolan offshore venture roll on.
  • ORIG paves path for payout
    George Economou-backed drilling group poised to pay dividend after banks overhaul restrictive loan provisions.
  • Diana fixes out new addition
    New York-listed bulker owner ties up time charter for panamax acquired during $78m spending spree.
  • NEWL parts with dry quartet
    Cash-strapped operator turns in keys to three capes and a panamax six years early after striking preliminary redelivery pact.
  • Bondholders take to the street
    Direct action in Torre del Greco, why bankruptcy isn't for the pennyless and a master driven to defend his crew.
  • Cosco Corp faces tough 2012
    Singapore-listed shipbuilder says cost control and diversification key to turnaround.
  • Leo Polemis branches out
    Well connected blank cheque shipping venture aims to raise $50m by way of US IPO for ill-defined shopping trip.
  • Tusla blast kills two
    Explosion on board platform supply vessel newbuilding at Turkish yard claims two workers' lives.
  • Skov steps up with new order
    Former Torm boss' new venture is lining up a three-ship deal at GSI while his old employer fights for its future.
  • Courage sheds another
    Hong Kong and Singapore-listed bulk carrier owner sells panamax for $5m.
  • Arbitration win for Frontline
    Court makes key ruling in marathon legal battle over a collision 12 years ago between a suezmax tanker and a jetty at a Sicilian refinery.
  • Case packs smaller bonus
    Clarksons chief's pay dropped in 2011, but his total package is still almost four times better than present capesize spot rates.
  • Tomorrow's news today
    TradeWinds' readers desperate for a look at this Friday's edition can see it in electronic form right now.
  • Viking River guns STX order
    Potential three-ship order from Torstein Hagen-led owner disappears as loan proves hard to come by.
  • Hellenic Sky sold off
    Fotini Karamanlis-led bulker owner sells eighteen-year-old panamax bulker to unnamed buyers.
  • Owner faces fine over Rena
    Costamare faces $500,000 hit from containership casualty off New Zealand.
  • Traf aids Colombian exports
    Top commodities trader is investing $27m to improve transportation of commodities along Magdalena River.
  • Gulf orders at SembCorp
    Pace of offshore ordering begins to pick up as Singapore yard wins jack-up rig deal from Middle East driller.

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American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • ComPair Data shows little capacity squeeze in 1Q
  • INTTRA forms alliance with WCA Family of Logistic Networks
  • Supply chain vendors slow to use social media
  • Power Freight is now Javelin Logistics
  • RedStone Logistics offers transportation diagnostic
  • Avnet targets aftermarket supply chain
  • Master Line improves Venezuela and Colombia link
  • Sondey to chair lessor group
  • Whale avoidance? There's an app for that
  • Rena owner charged in New Zealand Court

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 5, 2012
  • UK urged to target shipping emissions by end of 2012
    'If we don't include these sectors, that would in effect be a lowering of the UK's carbon targets,' says David Kennedy.
  • Prices drop across the board
    High demand reported in Piraeus.
  • Hong Kong 'fully determined' to tighten sulphur standards
    Pressure growing to target shipping emissions as part of efforts to tackle air pollution in the region.
  • Prices mixed in Fujairah
    Average demand and good avails in Suez.
  • VT Group acquires seagoing tanker
    Vessel to be deployed in NWE region will be used mostly for bunkering, company tells Bunkerworld.
  • Founder of leading UK supplier steps down
    Paul Henty looks back at firm's history and thanks WFS for investment 'and the freedom to continue making Henty the success it is today.'
  • Grounded cargo ship leaks MGO in North Wales
    Environmental damage from the MGO leak expected to be 'minimal', says MCA spokeswoman.
  • S&P 'could consider a downgrade' of Hapag-Lloyd
    Persistent overcapacity and rising bunker fuel prices 'pose a significant risk' to base-case assumptions, says ratings agency.
  • Daina Shipping charged for Rena grounding
    The charge on the Greek shipowner relates to 'discharge of harmful substances' from the ship.
  • Bunker prices largely down at major Asian ports
    Healthy supplies of marine fuels at key Asian ports on Thursday.
  • Panama bunkering sector prepares for canal's expansion
    Panama needs to work on operational efficiency and offer competitively-priced bunkers, says market player.
  • Crew of arrested bulk carrier sues employer
    Sakhalin arrested for unpaid bunkers in Hong Kong in January.
  • VLCC owners 'most likely' to gain from higher bunker prices
    Shipbroker observes a declining trend in speed of crude carriers in line with high bunker prices, lower utilisation rate.
  • Indian refiner to stop fuel oil exports 'as early as May'
    Essar expected to stop exports when delayed coker unit in Vadinar becomes operational.
  • Singapore to adopt ISO 8217:2010 spec from July 2012
    All bunker suppliers required to comply with ISO 8217:2010 bunker specs, unless otherwise agreed by the buyer, says MPA.
  • Torm reaches 'conditional agreement' with investor groups
    Banks and time charter partners expected to take a 'significant equity stake' in the company if the agreements are finalised.




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