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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2004
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  • New ILO move on seafarers worries Asia shipowners
    REGIONAL governments have been urged to take a 'deep interest' in the draft International Labour Organisation Consolidated Labour Convention because of the significant impact it could have on the Asian industry, Asian shipowners have warned.
  • Portfolio of PSA's Grace Fu widens to cover Japan, SEA
    PSA International has continued its restructuring with Singapore Terminals CEO Grace Fu taking over a bigger portfolio as head of South-East Asia and Japan in addition to her Singapore duties.
  • Baltic Exchange introduces scrap price assessments
  • THE Baltic Exchange, London's 260-year-old shipping association, yesterday introduced assessments based on the price of selling ships for demolition in China and India.
  • NOL's monthly cargo volumes jump 20%
  • Dynacom tanker fetches triple the price in a year
  • Aramco to replace 70% of oil tankers

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2004
  • China Shipping to purchase new ships through bond offering
  • Dalian primed to become northeastern shipping hub
  • Cepa's effectiveness to be determined by HK government
  • Partnerships becoming more popular with lines providing global service, says former Zim president
  • Cash-strapped American Airlines to layoff more staff
  • Hactl animal centre opens
  • Eva Air orders A330

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2004
  • India's LNG market attracts global shipping majors
  • India signs partnership agreement with Asean
  • Exports to all major destinations rise by over 20 per cent
  • Exim Bank to provide $ 27 m line of credit to Vietnam
  • TPT seeks private investment to develop second box terminal
  • Shell seeks nod to bring LNG to Hazira on foreign-flag tankers
  • Roshan Freight Carriers (Agra) enters shipping & logistics fields
  • Forex reserves crossed the $ 125-billion mark
  • Corporate tax may be brought on par with I-T at 30 pc
  • Panel formed to review working of AEZs
  • India opposes EU proposal: quality certification norms for basmati
  • PM constitutes board for revival of sick PSUs
  • ABS approves new LNG containment design
  • Petronet's LNG terminal at Kochi to follow new DGS norms
  • Govt asks CII, Ficci to 'prepare' teams for business summit in S. Africa
  • Govt may give Rs 100-cr. subsidy for cotton exporters
  • Freight exchange is imperative
  • Ratan Tata heads 3-man investment body
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Royal Caribbean reappoints Inflot as port and bunker agent
    Inflot cements relationship with Royal Caribbean Cruises with extension of port agency and bunkering services agreement for 2005 cruise season.
  • Baltic suppliers rue sulphur legislation
    The implementation of a Sulphur Emissions Control Area (SECA) in the Baltic Sea is likely to cast a shadow over what should otherwise be an optimistic outlook for Baltic suppliers.
  • Russian supplier expands operations
    Russian supplier expands operations with new fuel oil service, distillate deliveries to commence in the New Year.
  • Crude plunge halted, markets rebound
    Crude oil prices have rebounded from a three-month low in after hours trading today amid renewed supply concerns, OPEC talk and security concerns in Saudi Arabia, the world's top oil producer.
  • Adverse weather damages bunker berth, halts supplies
  • Rotterdam fuel oil rebounds
  • US Defence bunker procurement arm extends contracts
    The US Defence Energy Support Center (DESC), the fuel procurement arm of the US military, has extended several contracts to purchase bunker fuel in Bahrain, India and Fujairah.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Maptuit enables fencing-in of roaming trucks
  • Oman government to assume management of two airports again
  • Rhenus new DaimlerChrysler automotive service provider in Berlin
  • Baltika-Transit well utilised
  • A kerosene tax - "untimely, unhelpful and ineffective"
  • Japanese consortium signs LNG carrier charter agreement
  • Finnair's Suila appointed to AEA president's committee

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2004
  • Round Table updates Flag State Table
  • ISU calls for IMO Casualty Management Guidelines
  • Graig joins Marcas
  • US wises up to box home potential

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • New ILO seafarer ID system ready for implementation
  • Athos I clean up continues

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Port of Coos Bay taps new general manager
  • Marcon brokers sale of pair of vessels
  • Washington State Ferries plans final Keystone meeting
  • New customer onboard at Port of Vancouver, USA
  • Princess offers Internet service on every vessel in fleet

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2004
  • Buchanan quits James Fisher as P&O's Henry steps into top job
    Angus Buchanan has resigned suddenly as group chief executive of James Fisher, the acquisitive UK tanker and marine services group, after three years in the job.
  • Paris court to decide on new Erika probe
    THE Paris appeal court will next month be asked to decide whether a new investigation is needed before the case against those charged with responsibility for the Erika disaster can come to court, writes Andrew Spurrier in Paris.
  • Petrobras $1.9bn new tanker building plan attracts interest from more than 20 firms
    MORE than 20 companies have registered their interest in the first phase of Petrobras' plans to build 42 tankers in Brazil over the next 10 years.
  • Dockers reject Brussels ports plan and predict disruption
    EUROPEAN dockworker unions have raised the spectre of "social unrest" after formally rejecting the second attempt by the European Commission to legislate in the field of port services.
  • Alstom gets to bottom of QMII chair problem
    WE'VE all heard of double-bottomed tankers. But it seems like a French maritime furniture specialist is having to pick up a hefty bill for double-bottomed cruise passengers, writes David Osler.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Deutschland shows its frustration
    GERMAN cruise ship Deutschland became a symbol of the potential cost to US commerce resulting from the USCG's strict enforcement of security rules last month when it bypassed the port of New Orleans
  • French firm to invest in Busan
    KOREA'S biggest port of Busan port has begun to attract investors for its container expansion projects under the Busan New Port scheme
  • Bodies of two crew members found
    BODIES of two of the three seafarers trapped in a fire aboard a LPG tanker in South Korea have been found
  • PSA restructures management
    SINGAPORE terminal operator PSA International has restructured its senior management in a move seen as a further attempt to raise its global profile
  • CP trading inquiry continues
    CANADIAN regulators appear to be investigating whether CP Ships chairman Ray Miles and others traded shares based on insider knowledge of an accounting restatement
  • Cristoforo Colombo spill
    THE amount of oil spilled in the Cristoforo Colombo grounding near Kholmsk in the Russian Far East has now been officially stated as 28, not 200, tonnes
  • Peru looks for Bolivian cargo
  • Busy H&W brings in Polish workers
  • Kone buys MacGregor for $242M
  • Shell takes on India over LNG
  • MSC and Port Everglades
  • Smit assists tanker, tug and reefer
  • Los Angeles port 'lacks vision'
  • Tuticorin to develop box berth
  • Irish Ferries strike begins
  • Frontline approves bulker spin-off

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • LA-Long Beach volume overwhelms inland traffic
    Ship and labor problems long over, Southern California struggling with inland container movements.
  • NOL volume soars
    Volume rose 20 percent in the four weeks to Nov. 12 due on strong demand, additional services.
  • P&O Nedlloyd adds security charge
  • Arrests in killing of Teamster
  • Intermodal rail volume strong
  • Record month for Ga. ports
  • 'Minor' improvement for Union Pacific: Analyst
  • Retailers oppose China trouser curbs
  • Air Cargo Inc. confirms Ch. 11 plan
  • U.S. slates hearings on UAE, Oman
  • U.S., EU aim for trade agenda
  • Feds fund Washington rail reefer fleet

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • AP Moller engages Antwerp in preliminary terminal deal
    At least one major terminal operator has signed up to operate space at Antwerp's Saefthingedok even though the development has yet to receive approval, port authority chairman Baron Leo Delwaide told ci-online.
  • Dockers display unease over US transport ID cards
    US West Coast longshoremen are dubious about the introduction of ID cards, and at least one Local has refused to participate in the government pilot-project, citing concerns about data-usage.
  • Cautious carriers eye dollar depreciation with concern
  • India backs WTO accession for Russia
  • HMM works on cost savings to achieve 2.1m TEU target
  • Auckland resolves labour problem
  • Security charges added to PONL tariffs
  • Samsung delivers fourth CSCL super post-panamax
  • ANZ-N America shippers face big rate-rises
  • PSA management reorganisation takes another step

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Philly mystery hazard found
    Investigators have located submerged object they believe holed Athos I on Delaware River.
  • Genmar climb over?
    Analyst Ferris Baker Watts' downgrade says stock's surge has run its course.
  • Six dollars for security
    P&O Nedlloyd joins the flotilla of container lines to pass on cost of post 9/11 measures.
  • Scrap ships get a future
    London shipping exchange launches demolition value benchmark in bid to promote new derivative market.
  • Single-skin cull for Vela
    Saudi owner working out how to replace 15 older VLCCs over next decade.
  • Tanker stocks mixed as oil rebounds
    Stelmar still trading well above failed Fortress bid with new offers expected.
  • Aziz points the finger
    New Pakistani prime minister bemoans lack of ships joining country's register.
  • James Fisher chief quits
    Work ' life balance pressure leads to Angus Buchanan quitting to spend more time with wife and children.
  • HMM sees slow-down
    Korean owner expects container shipping demand to cool next year after a record 2004.
  • Elderly bulker loses steering
    Mechanical trouble hits iron ore laden Cypriot vessel on the Mississippi River.
  • Suez sets revenue record
    Tropic Brilliance grounding fails to stop canal achieving highest monthly revenue since inauguration.
  • VLCCs in rude health
    Early January Gulf loadings keep rates hovering around World Scale 300 ' and $200,000 per day.
  • RICO suit hits Kvaerner Philly
    Former yard bosses accused of rigging bids and cooking books in favour of Kjell Inge Rokke-controlled subcontractors.
  • Spill closes nuclear plant
    Big claims on Tsakos tanker in prospect from shutdown of Delaware River power reactors
  • Tsakos foots Philly spill bill
    We'll pay now and then 'let the insurance companies fight it out', says manager of Athos I.
  • Irish Ferries scraps sailings
    Walk-out by ship officers begins over job cuts, leaving three ferries idle.
  • Strong winds lash Japan
    One ship grounded and another set adrift as gusts of up to 172 km an hour strike east of country.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Asia/Europe carriers face cost, port capacity pressures
  • CP Ships officers' improper stock trades confirmed
  • Sunken propeller suspected in holing of tanker
  • Hamburg Sud, Polynesia Line switch ports on U.S./South Pacific link
  • DOT official wants greater worldwide air liberalization
  • Detter retires from Con-Way
  • Periodic payment increases among importers in ACE
  • Outgoing U.S. health secretary: Food imports vulnerable to terrorism
  • EU, China to sign customs cooperation agreement
  • Lamolinara heads business development at TNT Logistics North America

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2004
  • Nuclear ice-breaker "re-charged"
    Murmansk Shipping Company has decided to "re-charge" the Arctic nuclear powered ice-breaker "Sibir", built by Baltiyskiy Zavod in ...
  • Color Line may use option for second vessel
    Color Line ' Norway's largest ferry company ' may exercise an option with Aker Finnyards to build another cruise ferry like "Color ...
  • Sparks fly on net wages
    Bergen-based ferry owner/operator Fjord Line accuses politicians, who are opposed to net wages beyond 1 January 2006, for ...

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