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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2004
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  • Keppel yard faces prosecution over tanker flash fire
    KEPPEL Shipyard Ltd is facing prosecution over a flash fire that killed seven workers repairing an oil tanker at its shipyard earlier this year, the Ministry of Manpower said yesterday.
  • Aussies to boost anti-terror plan with maritime security zone
    AUSTRALIA will boost its defence against terrorism by creating a 1000-nautical mile security zone around its coast to protect its shipping, ports and oil rigs from attack, Prime Minister John Howard announced yesterday.
  • US port security seriously underfunded, says group
    AN attack on US seaports could cripple the economy, but inadequate funding means ports are vulnerable and must 'scrape the bottom of the barrel' for help, a port and shipping advocacy group said.
  • China's Wuyang plans 3b yuan plant to make ship steel
  • Yudhoyono calls for more patrols to tackle piracy

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2004
  • APL/APL Logistics join RosettaNet
  • Port of New Orleans to charge security fees
  • PM expresses confidence in Malaysian ports
  • Malaysian forwarders given insurance warning
  • AADA to cut bunker surcharge
  • SIA Cargo awarded DG permit for China
  • China Airlines expands fleet
  • Xiamen Airfreight Storage to sell 49pc of its stock
  • HK airport attracts fifth budget airline
  • Continental sets out cost cutting plan
  • DHL appoints new CEO

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2004
  • OOCL reaffirms commitment to India-hosts trade get-together at Gandhidham
  • Now, the 12,000 TEU containership!
  • Prospect of 3rd LNG terminal in Gujarat brightens with GSPC keen on stake
  • Indo-Pak trade may cross $ 500 m mark
  • ...may buy Indian wheat
  • Kandla Port achieves another feat in night pilotage
  • NHAI to link Kolkata Port with NSC Bose International Airport
  • Tuticorin Port's cargo traffic up by 15 pc during April-Nov.
  • Air-India to float tenders to lease 4 cargo carriers
  • SFPL/Dixon ship out 1st air cargo from ICD-Dashrath
  • First export train from Nagpur arrives at VCT
  • MoF opens Union Budget window for inputs from states
  • IOC shortlists 3 refineries for diesel supply to Pakistan
  • Norms for duty-free crude imports notified
  • CII Institute of Logistics to introduce courses in supply chain management from Jan.
  • Govt lands textile exporters in hot waters on DEPB, Sec. 80HHC issues

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • API: US fuel oil consumption up 27%
    Total petroleum deliveries up year-on-year by 4%. Crude imports dip from October.
  • Chemoil a victim of New Orleans' declining volumes
    Global independent tells Bunkerworld that decision to leave New Orleans was not easy, but dwindling volumes and law suit costs made the company's departure inevitable.
  • Slapped wrist for maritime safety legislation failures
    Eight EU member states are to be taken to court by the European Commission for failing to implement legislation aimed at improving maritime safety in the wake of the Erika and Prestige disasters.
  • Rotterdam firm early afternoon
  • Crude markets firm on heating woes ahead of DOE report
    Crude prices are rising ahead of today's DOE stock report despite forecasts of a build in inventories.
  • Reports: Chemoil to exit New Orleans by year-end
    Reports indicate that Chemoil Corporation is set to withdraw from the New Orleans bunker market by the end of the year.
  • China to build stockpiles slowly to cushion effect on prices
    China plans to build emergency oil stockpiles of up to six months of consumption, but will build inventories slowly to avoid a price spike.
  • Malaysia: Port chief calls for streamlining
    Executive chairman of one of Malaysia's leading ports has called for a national strategy on ports to include making Malaysian ports duty-free and free of bureaucracy.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • SAIC wins Union Pacific Railroad contract
  • Galileo under starter's orders
  • "K" Line Air Service opens forwarding company in Shenzhen
  • Kombiverkehr launches Ludwigshafen-Wels/Vienna blocktrain
  • Etihad Crystal Cargo to launch freighter services in 2005
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen upgrades RTW Service
  • P&O appoints new non-executive director to board

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2004
  • Call for double hulls in Delaware River
  • Brussels takes EU states to court over Erika directive
  • MacAndrews expands services
  • KOTC VLCC in Suez oil spill
  • Insect sting lands owners in court

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • Singapore yard faces prosecution in fire case
  • Cal Dive buys 20 percent of Independence Hub
  • Paris MOU reports results of security campaign
  • Australia sets up 1,000 mile Marine Identification Zone

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • Panama Canal breaks record for daily tonnage in November
  • Raymond, Arena recieve 2004 Connie Awards
  • Delta adds Medford, Bend/Redmond to list of Oregon airport calls
  • Holland America Line admits guilt in sewage spill
  • IMO boosting payment cap for victims of oil tanker spills

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2004
  • Survivors of Selendang Ayu tragedy pay last respects to missing crew mates
    A TRAUMATIC week ended for 15 seafarers yesterday, as they flew home after surviving the break-up of their ship, the Selendang Ayu.
  • HMM hole in books tops $1bn
    THE hole in Hyundai Merchant Marine accounts now exceeds $1bn, over twice the amount originally reported, but investigators confirmed yesterday that accounting irregularities were limited to 2000.
  • Australia proposes an ambitious 1,000-mile nautical security zone
    AUSTRALIA will declare ambitious plans for a 1,000 nautical mile (1,800 km) maritime security zone.
  • Ecsa seeks EU clarity on tramp pools
    EUROPEAN shipowners have asked Brussels for guidance on the legal status of pooling arrangements in the tramp shipping industry, a sector not covered by existing European Union competition law.
  • IMC chases bonanza $400m relisting
    IMC GROUP is looking to relist in Singapore, cashing in on the wave of interest in shipping among investors. The Tsao family-owned firm is moving for a first-half 2005 initial public offering, according to Dow Jones, and is now after as much as US$400m, up from the $250m figure analysts were talking about two months ago.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • EU members fail post-Erika measures
    THE European Commission is taking eight member states to the European Court of Justice after they failed to implement EU legislation brought in after the Erika accident
  • Seattle refurbishes box terminal
    THE Port of Seattle Commission has approved a long-term lease of its ageing Terminal 25 to SSA and has committed $15M for refurbishments and $20M for new box cranes
  • Golden Ocean shares begin trading
    TRADING in the shares of Golden Ocean Group, the new dry bulk venture launched by Frontline earlier this month, started with both high volumes and high price fluctuations
  • 'No problem' in Jamaica
    REPORTS of continuing debilitating congestion in Kingston, Jamaica are wrong, says APM Terminals Jamaica general manager Peter Ford
  • New route for MacAndrews
    MACANDREWS is launching a new Indian Subcontinent/Middle East/East African service, its second non-European route
  • Kuwaiti oil tanker holed in Suez
    A KUWAITI tanker has been holed near Port Said, after colliding with a pier in the Suez Canal
  • Kuwait declines Iraq's oil request
  • Izar deal expected tonight
  • Australia plans new security zone
  • Rig strike hurts competitiveness
  • Different versions on Suez spill
  • Selendang Ayu crew fly home
  • MSC overhauls Europe/Aus/NZ routes
  • PONL opens Uruguay agency
  • Draught disagreement stalls project
  • Cape Town extension approved

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • Final steps in EU liner anti-trust probe
    Regulators set to begin final phase of investigation expected to lead to repeal of anti-trust exemption for container shipping lines.
  • Congestion won't hinder P&O Ports
    British transport group said ports' operating profits would grow faster than volume in 2004.
  • UPS eyes China's domestic market
  • Rail barge moving to New Orleans
  • Horizon tweaks charges
  • JoC to hold Domestic Maritime Conference
  • Deal near for Corpus Christi box terminal
  • New Wilmington container service
  • Canada measures to bolster textile, apparel sectors
  • Schneider offers drivers pay raises
  • IATA sees strong cargo growth
  • Cosco eyes Ningbo expansion
  • Jamaica port backlog cleared
  • KCS, TMM settle Mexican rail deal

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • US labour shortage saves intermodal 'meltdown'
    This year's labour shortage on the US West Coast has averted an intermodal 'meltdown', but a massive recruitment drive could undo that effect next year, warns a major terminal operator.
  • Maut gets green light for January start
    Hopes that technical immaturity would again delay Germany's Maut were dashed today when Germany's transport minister bullishly announced that the truck toll would be operational by midnight on January 1.
  • Christmas cheer for owners in bull charter market
  • NVOCCs win right to confidential service agreements
  • Australia extends maritime security reach
  • China Merchants and RCL to launch joint services in February
  • Guangdong carries out investigation into containership collision
  • Costamare orders newbuilds to be stretched
  • Newcastle shortlists two for new terminal
  • Matson and SSA return to Seattle's terminal 25
  • New Brunei port in search of investors
  • US Army Engineers highlight Craney Island benefits
  • P&O confirms heading for £260m pre-tax 2004 profits
  • Busan to handle eleven millionth TEU tomorrow

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • Investors like Golden Ocean
    Frontline drybulk vehicle beats expectations, trading well above NAV on first day of listing.
  • Lowdown on ISPS losers
    Reefers, old ships and North Korean-flag vessels come out worst at complying with new security rules.
  • Excel bulker buys roll on
    Super-handymaxes are the future of the segment, hints Excel Maritime boss Christopher Georgakis.
  • MacAndrew expands again
    French line CMA CGM's UK subsidiary gearing up for East Africa calls.
  • GEM secures funds for Mipo ships
    Emirates Bank puts up $63m loan for two chemical/oil tankers.
  • French collect new round of fines
    Greece's Naftomar is among those fined for 'deliberate pollution' of French waters.
  • New move to end ferry strike
    Irish Ferries and union chiefs invited to talks "without preconditions."
  • Keppel faces prosecution
    Death of seven workers in tanker fire leads to government action against Singapore yard.
  • Take courage
    Hyundai picks up Iino Kaiun VLCC for a bargain $41m.
  • P&O stays on course
    UK ferry and ports group will meet profit expectations in 2004, but ferry competition probe will hit bottom line in 2005.
  • VLCC leaves oily trail
    Anti-pollution teams tackle spill from KOTC tanker Al Samidoon in Suez Canal.
  • Pedoulas in terror scare
    Report says aframax tanker may have faced Limburg-style threat in Australia last New Year's Eve.
  • HMM keeps quiet
    As investigation into accounting between 2001 and 2003 continues, Korean owner is saying nothing.
  • Pronounced 'I Ship You'
    Angeliki Frangou and International Shipping Enterprises (ISHPU) have completed an IPO and have 12 months to buy some ships.
  • K Line orders gas pair
    Japanese owner orders its first ever ammonia/LPG carriers at Daewoo on back of Yara charter.
  • Hijacked tug recovered
    Anti-piracy watchdog and Indonesian navy combine forces to recover stolen vessel off Jakarta.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • EC takes EU governments to court over maritime safety inaction
  • Asia/Canada carriers retain same peak season surcharge for 2005
  • MSC replaces direct New Zealand/Europe link by transshipment
  • Lloyd Triestino, CMA CGM confirm Med/U.S. cooperation
  • Carriers switch from Le Havre to Antwerp on Europe/Canada link
  • Horizon Lines adjusts surcharges for U.S./Puerto Rico
  • McLean, Raymond chair containerization panel
  • MacAndrews starts India/Middle East/East Africa link
  • IATA: Airlines will lose $5 billion in 2004
  • Air Force cargo flights increase in Iraq
  • Inland waterway lobby pleased with 2005 civil works appropriation
  • Schneider National raises pay for drivers, owner-operators
  • FMC proceeds with NVO service arrangement rulemaking
  • STB denies NVO's amended complaint against Matson and Horizon
  • SIRVA changes name of Canadian unit
  • IES, One-See begin software partnership
  • FMC revokes 3 OTI licenses
  • Commerce confirms continued Canadian lumber subsidies and dumping
  • Teamsters, AFL-CIO propose penalty for El Salvador
  • NOL takes seat on RosettaNet logistics standards council
  • USDA sets new user fees for quarantine and inspection services
  • Panama Canal traffic increases amid worries about cost, delays
  • Box volume up 10% at Marseilles-Fos
  • Burns named Baltimore's director of planning and environment

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 15, 2004
  • "Ocean Vanguard" inspected for damage
    British-owned rig "Ocean Vanguard" was today inspected for damage after losing two of its eight anchor chains in 12 ...
  • Go ahead for Transatlantic
    Extraordinary General Meetings in the Swedish shipping companies B&N Nordsjöfrakt and Gorthon Lines have approved the merger of the ...
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen to boost global route
    Wallenius Wilhelmsen's round-the-world ro-ro service will be boosted from March, next year, by redeploying the vessels 'Tampa ...

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