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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2004
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  • W Australia plans naval shipbuilding hub
    THE Western Australian Government has pledged A$65 million to build a 'world-class defence shipbuilding hub' at the Australian Marine Complex near Henderson - the area which houses Australia's most concentrated shipbuilding strip.
  • Port of Dubai joins US cargo security programme
    THE United Arab Emirates is the first country in the Middle East to participate in a US programme intended to safeguard sea cargo from terrorists, US Customs officials said on Sunday.
  • Philippine port operator gets Austrian loan
    TWO Austrian banks had extended a combined US$36 million term loan to a Philippine container port operator to bankroll the expansion of its terminal in Gdynia, Poland.
  • Fuel hold on wrecked ship breached
  • Osaka Gas orders 2 LNG tankers from Kawasaki

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2004
  • China 3PLs face difficult road to success
  • MOL Logistics enhances network in China
  • New Trans Siberian rail service started by Maersk
  • Swift Freight opens branch in Mumbai, India
  • HK throughput grows during third quarter
  • Lianyungang handles record 40 m tons of cargo through November
  • AA boss: all will be done to maintain HK's top aviation position
  • HK air cargo volumes in November rise 11.3 per cent
  • Lufthansa Cargo delivers giant Chritmas tree to Dubai

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2004
  • Exmar offers new LNG shipping system
  • Stellar Logistics ships 1st consol container to UK
  • Norasia announces new service linking ports in China with Europe
  • RCL embarks on major fllet expansion
  • China to build 18 box stations
  • Rickmers carries Aquarius jetfoils to China
  • NOL handles 20 pc more boxes
  • ...sells stake in Lorenzo shipping
  • UASC aims for record profits
  • "K" Line to close down European arm
  • PSA wins two awards
  • Indo-British trade to touch $ 12 bn in 2004-05'UK official
  • IT exports set to cross $ 16 bn in 2004-05
  • Rail link to Hazira port part of NRVY, explains Minister
  • Port Community EDI Update
  • Vizag Port remains numero uno in cargo handling during April-Nov.
  • Gateway Distriparks to enter capital market
  • Forex reserves swelling: A rise of over $ 1 billion per week
  • Draft Bill offers several concessions to SEZ units
  • Finance Ministry drawing up list of steps vital to cut export transaction costs
  • Business is buzzing'it figures in bank credit too
  • Target for fiscal 2005-06 set at $ 88 bn
  • Bangladesh open to gas pipeline project pact
  • UAE trade fair to open tomorrow
  • Czech Minister to speak at WTC today
  • Ex-naval ratings can obtain CDC to join merchant navy
  • BCHAA concludes 4-day Training Programme

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Algeciras seeks 'special status' to maintain competitiveness
    Government needs to take account of port's close proximity to competing ports in bunkering and shipping sectors when assigning nationwide tariffs and duties, says port authority.
  • PDVSA Deltaven resumes lubricant sales to Curacao
  • Alaska: Engine failure behind huge bunker spill
    MAN B&W slow speed engine failure blamed for bulker break-up as 'thousands of gallons' of reported 1,665 mt of IFO bunker fuel spill from split vessel.
  • Singapore: CAO fallout puts strain on oil traders
    Fuel oil traders complain of tightening credit limits as risk control swings into the spotlight in the wake of the collapse of Singapore-based China Aviation Oil.
  • World Fuel Services poised to enter Fortune 500
    WFS is set to enter next year's Fortune 500 as the company doubles its annual sales volume.
  • Rotterdam soft with Friday's crude plunge
  • Greek clampdown on short supply and contamination
    The Greek government has said it will introduce legislation to close down companies found to short supply or sell adulterated fuels although bunker players say the legislation does not affect the marine fuels market.
  • Crewman missing after bunker vessel catches fire
    Ten crewman rescued, one still missing after fuelling vessel catches fire.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Carrier Logistics launches web forum for LTL carriers
  • Jordan: first phase of free trade zone to open in January 2005
  • Geis establishes presence in Slovakia
  • Bahrain: new causeway opened
  • Cargolux: no CRI number for Nigerian shipments
  • Panama Canal Authority to change containership tolls
  • Active Airline Representatives relocates

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Selendang Ayu salvage effort underway
  • Kawasaki to build new design LNG ship
  • Aker builds 6 product-tankers for Marlow operation
  • NoE raises premiums
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen boost
  • MOL's new India service
  • Hamworthy wins LNG newbuilding orders

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • ABS to class Independence Hub semi
  • Kawasaki to build new design LNG carrier
  • OSG to buy Stelmar in $1.3 billion deal
  • Aker Brevik to build six products tankers

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Bellingham Port Commission moving ahead with GP land deal
  • U.S. Customs adds Dubai to list of CSI members
  • Northwest offering sale fares in wake of new flights from Portland
  • President Bush taps Creel for third term on FMC
  • Keel laying ceremony held for new CROWN PRINCESS

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2004
  • Salvage team board IMC bulker
    IMPROVING weather conditions on Sunday allowed a salvage team to get onto the stern half of the wrecked bulk carrier Selendang Ayu grounded off Alaska.
  • Cracked cylinder liner behind Alaska tragedy
    A CRACKED cylinder liner began the tragic train of events that led to the loss of the IMC bulker Selendang Ayu off Alaska and six seafarers dying in a daring rescue operation, Lloyd's List can reveal.
  • IMC's Tsao offers support
    THE six missing seafarers from the Selendang Ayu are presumed dead after a search operation was called off.
  • 'Copter crash left crew to freezing fate
    DETAILS of the fatal helicopter crash that claimed the lives of six Selendang Ayu seafarers suggest a final, chaotic period when seafarers not dressed for surviving in frigid water were thrown to the mercy of a squally, unforgiving sea, writes Rajesh Joshi.
  • OSG's Stelmar deal creates tanker giant
    A new colossus is set to bestride the tanker industry following Overseas Shipholding Group's $843m agreed acquisition of Stelmar Shipping.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Iranian lines set for privatisation
    IRAN is to privatise two of its largest state-owned shipping lines by floating the majority of their shares on the Tehran Stock Exchange early next year
  • Brittany launches fast ferry
    BRITTANY Ferries is to follow P&O Ferries by operating a fast ferry on the Portsmouth/Caen and Portsmouth/Cherbourg routes
  • P&I club raises premiums
  • Gwadar first phase completed
  • Bulker still aground in Columbia
  • Haji-Ioannou positive on OSG
  • Berth work in Brazil
  • WWL upgrades ro-ro schedule
  • Stelmar board accepts OSG bid
  • Viking takes axe to dividends
  • Alstom's five-year shipyard plan
  • Kuwaitis confident on Umm Qasr

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • China sets textile export tariffs
    Move aimed at protecting high value products from potential U.S. curbs after quotas expire Jan. 1.
  • Report criticizes TSA on ID card plan
    Government Accountability Office says Transportation Security Administration has failied to set up project plan for transport workers identification card.
  • Ports: We're "cast adrfit" by feds
  • TACA cuts fuel fee
  • EU approves UPS takeover of Menlo forwarding
  • Salvors board wrecked freighter
  • Seaway sets closing
  • Dubai to join CSI
  • Lufthansa pumped by Americas
  • Atlas Air gets $60M credit line
  • IES partners with One-See
  • NY-NJ PA approves budget

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Massive overhaul for MSC in ANZ
    Mediterranean Shipping Co (MSC) will substantially re-organise several Australasian services to significantly improve space and service levels for Australian and New Zealand shippers.
  • Further growth on the cards for CSXWT buyer Dubai Ports
    Dubai Ports International (DPI) MD Mohammed Sharaf has revealed DPI was involved in the bidding for CSX World Terminals (CSXWT) from the beginning, following an official invite from CSXWT's bankers, Citibank.
  • US$600m Panama transhipment facility could provide 50% volume-boost
  • WTO membership adds complexity to China's THC issue
  • CMA CGM to invest in Belem, Brazil
  • PONL launches super-post-panamax vessel into Asia-Europe trade
  • MOL Logistics operates bonded truck service in Waigaoqiao
  • Suzhou not threatened by Shanghai competition
  • Tom Boardley to join NYK Line Europe
  • Spring dredge for Lower Columbia River
  • Shipping Corporation of India makes record profit
  • India multimodal Act will include penalties, warns Ministry

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Frontline speaks
    Company cuts back to 4.3% stake in Genmar, says New York owner 'refused' its offer to start talks.
  • OSG builds products platform
    Boss Morten Arntzen says Stelmar deal fulfils strategic objectives in clean tanker markets.
  • Tax break helped OSG afford buy
    Arntzen praises Stelmar technical prowess but makes no promises on senior managers' jobs.
  • IMC abandons hope
    Shipowner accepts six missing crew members of the Selendang Ayu must now be dead.
  • Stelios "vindicated"
    Serial entrepreneur unsurprisingly delighted that OSG deal proved Stelmar was worth much more than previous bidders offered.
  • Golden Ocean bulks up
    Bulker stocklisting project Golden Ocean is still hoovering the panamax market.
  • Danes taking Lithuanians to EC
    The privatisation battle over Lithuanian Shipping Co (LSC) could have its last day in court next week.
  • Marlow signs for six
    Aker Yards' Braila yard in Romania to build products tankers for Cyprus-based owner.
  • OSG steals Stelmar
    US owner beats Greeks to NYSE-listed Athens tanker company in a deal worth $140m more than failed Fortress bid.
  • Hamworthy hits Korean jackpot
    Three yards order UK company's reliquefaction systems for LNG carriers.
  • Van-Clipper wastes no time
    Joint venture between Fred Cheng and Danish shipowner buys third VLCC.
  • KHI seals LNG order pair
    Osaka Gas, NYK and K Line order two 153,000-cbm gas carriers with stretched containment tanks.
  • Damen wants more
    Ukrainian yard trying to up price Ukrrichflot will pay for six dry cargoships.
  • China seizes HMM boxship
    Authorities impound Hyundai Advance over oil spill after it leaves Hong Kong 'without permission'.
  • Around the world every 10 days
    Wallenius Wilhelmsen is tightening up and tonnaging up its round-the-world ro-ro service.
  • Orders up 50% at Wartsila
    LNG carrier and cruise orders help lift order tally at Finnish engine builder in past two months.
  • BP tanker aground
    No pollution reported after products carrier stranded in Marmara Sea
  • TOP treatment
    Greece's Top Tankers is rewarding shareholders with first dividend as advertised.
  • Forth links with Containerships
    UK ports operator and Finnish line cooperate on Baltic terminals joint venture.
  • Focus switches to cleanup
    US Coast Guard deploying assets to contain oil spill from stricken panamax Selendang Ayu.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Europe/West Coast South America lines raise Panama Canal surcharge
  • TACA reduces bunker adjustment factor
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen raises frequency of round-the-world link
  • Horizon Lines increases Alaska rates
  • Davis starts second term as MEBA president
  • Report: U.S. air freight market to recover in 2005
  • U.S., U.K. cooperate on security technology, push for standards
  • ITC rules Chinese bedroom furniture imports hurt U.S. producers
  • U.S. allows duty-free Egyptian imports with Israeli inputs
  • ITC commissioners begin new terms
  • COSCO Logistics wins Three Gorges dam contract
  • Dubai becomes first Middle East port in CSI
  • Hong Kong's box throughput up 9% in third quarter
  • Columbia River will be deepened next spring

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2004
  • Breakers pay for derelict ships far from yard
    The strong demand for scrap metal tempts breakers to buy really bad vessels around the world. The latest example is ...
  • Panmax bulk carrier grounded in Great Belt
    A Greek solution has been worked out to salvage the panmax bulk carrier "Mastrogiorgis", which grounded last Thursday in Great ...
  • Aker Brevik book six product tankers
    Aker Brevik has secured a contract to build six 15,000 DWT epoxy coated, A1 ice classed product tankers for Cypriotic ...

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