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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2004
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  • Hutchison backing new Mexican port?
    HONG Kong-based Hutchison Port Holdings appears set to take on Los Angeles and Long Beach with further talk of the global terminal operator investing US$1.2 billion in a port in Ensenada, Mexico.
  • Maritime Academy chief bows out
    THE director of the Singapore Maritime Academy, Swapan Das Sarma, is bowing out after 23 years shaping maritime education and training in Singapore.
  • Sluggish progress
    THIS photo taken on Nov 17, 2004 shows the huge vehicle transporter Trianon passing under the Sydney Harbour Bridge after delivering a shipment of Japanese cars to Australia.
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  • The limits of Himalaya clauses
    A LANDMARK ruling last month in the US Supreme Court has put beyond doubt the question of when rail and road transport companies would be protected by Himalaya clauses in intermodal bills of lading negotiated by ocean carriers.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2004
  • CP Ships' CEO resigns
  • New rates to be imposed on Ivory Coast shipments
  • Yicheng Logistics branches out in S America
  • IBM wins IT deal from AP Moller-Maersk
  • SCFOL enters new year with feeder plans
  • 2005 Port Of Tacoma budget approved
  • Xinjiang exports hit by rail cargo shortfall
  • Korean Air resumes service to Taiwan
  • Ningbo Airport to open to foreign airplanes
  • PAL records first half profit
  • Dragonair to fly to Harbin this winter
  • Northwest to boost Indy services

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2004
  • Final report on Sethu canal project ready for submission
  • Frank Halliwell resigns as CP Ships' CEO
  • Indian ships carry just 15 pc of India's overseas cargov
  • Major maritime conference to be held on Dec.9-10
  • Schenker wins 2 top Asian logistics awards
  • Pakistan tells India to remove tariff barriers for MFN status
  • Crude oil import bill shoots up
  • KoPT seeks fresh estimates of River Regulatory scheme
  • Double feat at Mumbai Port!
  • VCT logs highest monthly throughput of 5,708 TEUs in Nov.
  • Bulk rates rise to near-record highs
  • 2-year extension for EU-India civil aviation project
  • Textile quota policy amendments to ensure continuity initially for a year
  • Use IT as tool for growth of manufacturing sector, says official
  • Press Note 18 not to stand in way of new ventures
  • EEPC's Indo-LAC business meets prove fruitful
  • Coal taken out of essential goods list

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Oil price 'avalanche' continues
    Crude price avalanche continues as speculators bail out, with some analysts forecasting further losses ahead.
  • Japan's October bunker sales up year-on-year
    Sales of bonded products to ocean-going vessels rise, leaving inventories lower.
  • Italy: Small cargoes & refinery problems aggravate supply blight
    Most of Italy's main ports continue to suffer from fuel oil availability problems, the near term outlook is better in some ports than in others.
  • Tokyo avails improve as suppliers receive December allocations
    Product stocks have improved but prompt supply still difficult due to limited barge availability.
  • Congestion still evident in Rotterdam
  • Philadelphia spill prompts bid to deter single-hull tankers
    Bigger than expected spill prompts proposal to lift liability limitation for single-hulled tankers.
  • World Fuel Services declares regular quarterly cash dividend
  • Singapore prices plunge as inventories reach 15 week high
    Singapore prices plunge amid high fuel oil inventories, low uptake and plummeting crude.
  • Crude little changed after three year record slump
    Crude oil traded on the Nymex was little changed in after hours trading following yesterday's slump which saw prices make their biggest fall in over three years.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Euro-Leasing improves website, adds new functions
  • Drinking and driving tolerance level reduced in Switzerland
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions to open European HQ in Switzerland
  • Toll signs up Fonterra for 20-year rail agreement
  • China Southern Airlines to take over assets from parent company
  • Jumboization of CMA CGM sea giants
  • CP Ships CEO Frank Halliwell resigns

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • CP's Halliwell resigns
  • Offshore oil and gas set for new boom
  • EC go ahead for Danish and Finnish tonnage tax changes
  • Law firm warns on ice vessels
  • Olympic Shipping order's PSV at Aker
  • Hydro contract for Farstad
  • Parker to take helm at P&O

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Trailer Bridge completes K. Corp acquisition
  • Senators react to Athos I spill

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Tacoma Port Commission Oks $64.5 million budget
  • Coast Guard commissions MLE academy in Charleston
  • Carnival Cruise Lines launches new SuperLiner
  • CP Ships' chief executive walks away from position
  • ITC finds Canadian lumber sold unfairly in U.S.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2004
  • Parker succeeds P&O's Sterling
    P&O has appointed the widely-respected Sir John Parker to succeed Lord Sterling as chairman of the UK ports and ferries group, writes Tony Gray.
  • Missing propeller could hold clue to Delaware oil spill
    A SUNKEN propeller may have punctured the Tsakos-operated Athos I as the single-hull tanker, which may have spilled as much as 11,000 barrels of oil, sailed up the Delaware River last Friday.
  • Restis savours victory in battle for MISC bulkers with $740m deal
    GREECE'S Restis group has emerged as the winner of the contest to acquire the fleet of 32 bulk carriers put up for sale by Malaysian International Shipping Corp.
  • Pre-budget changes set to change UK leasing
    Ship leasing in the UK looks set to be hit by changes to the tax leasing rules announced in Chancellor Gordon Brown's pre-budget statement.
  • Japan trio share LNG order
    JAPAN'S big three lines have once again teamed up, this time with trading house Mitsui and Co for a further liquefied natural gas carrier for Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Co II (RasGas II), w rites Sam Chambers in Hong Kong.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Senators blame single hulls
    LIABILITY for spills from single-hulled and single-bottomed tankers would be doubled under a bill being introduced by senator Frank Lautenberg of New Jersey, US
  • Eukor obtains $680M facility
  • French holiday group eyes Norway
  • Clarksons spreads net wider
  • MISC sells its bulk carriers
  • Santos dredging to begin
  • Irish Ferries to suffer full strike
  • New S America-US Gulf service
  • Price war claims Dart Line service
  • Indian oil clarifies Iran project
  • Ministry to sell inland group

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • UPS to pay $100M for China network
    United Parcel Service buying out most express operations of partner Sinotrans in deal that will put UPS trucks, staff and infrastructure in hottest Asian market.
  • TNT sets $300 million for China logistics
  • Antwerp eyes dredging suit
    Belgian port charges Netherland delaying river deepening to aid Rotterdam expansion.
  • Limit on Delaware traffic
  • Study KOs Brunswick box plans
  • Intermodal gets boost from Norfolk Southern budget
  • Canada offers port security funding
  • Trailer Bridge closes K. Corp. buy
  • Stonepath could be de-listed
  • KCS expands transload network
  • NASSTRAC offers 'Logistics 101' seminar
  • Parker to succeed Sterling at P&O
  • Schenker expanding India operations

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Did Halliwell want to sell CP Ships, asks Canadian analyst
    A Canadian securities firm has suggested that Frank Halliwell's shock resignation as CP Ships CEO after just six months was provoked by a dispute over whether to sell the business.
  • Sir John Parker to succeed Lord Sterling as P&O chairman
  • WestLB exits stake in Hapag-Lloyd parent TUI
  • CWC to invest in textile trade prospects after WTO quota system goes
  • Brazilian ports establish new records in container movement
  • Maritime box-trade to hit 112.5m TEU in 2005, while Hamburg heads for 7m TEU
  • NYK Line and TSK spin out domestic Japanese liner services
  • Raimondo retiring as head of Canadian Atlantic conferences

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Citgo: no policy change
    'We will take single hulls - we prefer doubles.'
  • Evergreen nears Samsung order
    Taiwanese giant finalising deal for three huge containerships in South Korea.
  • Tanking!
    Falling crude prices, OPEC fears and negative Smith Barney report have made a tough week for tanker stocks.
  • Precious says goodbye to debt
    Profitable Thai bulker owner to use cash to pay back borrowings next year.
  • Cargotec gets bigger
    Kone makes $248m parting gift of equipment rival MacGregor ahead of planned demerger.
  • NK ok for UK
    Japanese society will now have blanket approval to survey British-flag ships.
  • Citgo rejects single-hull tanker
    US subsidiary of PDVSA giving signals it will take only double hulls in wake of Athos I fiasco in Philly.
  • Sterling 'not talking post-P&O'
    But shipping stalwart expected to concentrate on cars-for-the-disabled charity after May.
  • Athos I discharge begins
    Offloading stricken panamax set to take days and clean up of Delaware River months.
  • TTS gets a lift
    Top marine equipment supplier reorganises as leading investor cashes in on record orderbook.
  • Restis wins MISC bulkers
    Greek owner's First Financial Corp triumphs in closed tender with $740m bid for 32 vessels.
  • Excel still buying bulkers
    Gabriel Panayiotides's Excel Maritime Carriers has taken three new purchases to the bank.
  • Sterling to step down in May
    P&O finally names successor to chairman who became the public face of British shipping.
  • Farstad's decade-long deal
    Norwegian owner to order two supply ships backed by long-term Norsk Hydro charters.
  • Olympic orders at Aker
    Brattvaag yard to build platform supply vessel for Norwegian owner.
  • James Fisher buys again
    UK shipping group builds its marine services arm once again with three new nuclear and offshore companies.
  • ASL seals terminal charter
    Singapore firm puts pen to paper on ten-year deal for floating Indonesian coal handling facility.
  • Titan takes Progress
    Dynacom triples its money on VLCC sold to expanding China-backed shipowner and oil trader.
  • PacBasin opens in Shanghai
    Hong Kong handysize player joins the throng of owners and brokers opening an office in China.
  • Japanese ink RasGas II charter
    Four-strong consortium fix LNG carrier newbuilding on 25-year charter to Qatar LNG producers.
  • Halim Mazmin collects $30m
    Malaysian owner hands over the first of two 2,680-teu boxships sold to Mediterranean Shipping Co.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Halliwell resigns as CEO of CP Ships
  • "K" Line adds Asia/PNW capacity
  • Trailer Bridge buys Kadampanattu Corp.
  • Frontline to spin off Bermuda dry bulk shipping arm
  • Parker to succeed Sterling as P&O chairman
  • CCNI applies ISPS surcharge to European/Mediterranean cargo
  • Nordana introduces ISPS surcharges
  • Crowley increases rates for Costa Rica vehicles
  • UPS acquires Chinese express network for $100 million
  • IBM completes takeover of Maersk Data
  • DHS to host cargo security summit Dec. 16-17
  • Kuehne + Nagel to add logistics facility in Turkey
  • Portland loses Pacific service

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2004
  • Fjord Line plea rejected by shipping minister
    An offer by Fjord Line to halt the process to flag out to the Faroe Islands if net wages were ...
  • Polish seafarer to leave EU-flagged ships
    A large number of Polish seafarers are to leave EU-flagged vessels as a consequence of Poland membership of EU ...
  • LoI for 12 ice strengthened tankers
    Oslo shipbroker Ole-Jacob Libaek has signed a letter of intent with a Vietnamese yard for 12 ice- strengthened shuttle ...

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