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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
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  • Shipowners warn of fallout from EC plan
    RESPONDING to the European Commission's white paper on competition in shipping, published in October, the International Chamber of Shipping has warned of worldwide implications that could follow any EC decision to abolish exemption from anti-cartel laws currently granted to rate-fixing liner shipping conferences.
  • China, Philippines sign sister port deal
    CHINA and the Philippines agreed to share port technology and management systems to ease shipment of goods between the ports of the two countries, an official said last week.
  • NZ defends Australia's planned security zone
    NEW Zealand yesterday defended neighbouring Australia's plan to monitor shipping for terrorists far beyond its territorial waters - a scheme criticised by Indonesia and Malaysia, who say it threatens other countries' sovereignty.
  • Cheniere wins nod for LNG terminal in Louisiana
  • London police mull mooring prison ship on Thames
  • Impressive statistics
  • Retracing a historic journey

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • IWAI to seek private investors' support to build 5 cargo terminals
  • Govt inks pact with 7 global classification societies
  • India, Czech Republic sign protocol to expand trade
  • Duty-free pepper imports through A/L route suspended
  • EU falls in line on textile quotas
  • Anti-dumping duty on acrylic fibre imports from Belarus mooted
  • PPT priority for iron ore exporters having plots in Port area
  • 7 bidders in fray for Vizhinjam port project
  • JBS Group wins coveted ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • New textile policy to dawn on Jan. 1, 2005
  • Govt nod likely for setting up textiles, pharma, coir clusters
  • Investment panel's tasks spelt out
  • Textile Ministry seeks more funds to tone up industry
  • Modified terms for ICTT off Cochin Port to await CCEA nod
  • Economic cooperation pacts to open up immense business opportunities for India'Kamal Nath
  • JNPT-NCW workshop on 'Role of Women in Port Sector' under way
  • IMC, Assocham seek members' views on trade procedures
  • Freight Interest Forum (FIF) is formed
  • Interactive meeting on Hedge Fund today
  • Indian Ports & Shipping 2004' conference

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Shell: Judge has dismissed 'numerous' Chemoil claims
    STUSCO, Shell's oil products trading unit in the US, claims victory in initial skirmishes of legal dispute with international bunker supplier Chemoil.
  • Salvors rethink on fuel removal from battered freighter
    Houston-based salvor team Smit Americas says it will explore ways to remove around 660 mt of bunker fuel from a tank in the bow of Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu despite logistical headaches and harsh conditions.
  • Outlook soggy for Singapore market
    With high prices keeping Chinese buyers sidelined, full storage tanks, and a deluge of incoming cargoes, traders predict a soggy few weeks ahead in Singapore.
  • Turkish supplier builds fleet with sixth barge
    Turkish supplier expands fleet to meet the demands of shipowners seeking larger requirements in the Istanbul market.
  • Mediterranean prices jump following cargo adjustment
  • Supplier looks to expand operations in Canary Islands
    Supplier aims to take advantage of increasing offshore demand with the purchase of a new double-hulled barge to increase capacity.
  • Canary Islands: Outlook mixed as demand patterns change
    Increasing competition and high freight rates have impacted the growth of the bunker market in the Canary Islands, although growth in the offshore sector is a compensation, say suppliers.
  • Rotterdam reported steady at noon
  • Singapore: DNVPS to hire more in-house bunker surveyors
    DNVPS says it will reduce its reliance on subcontractors, and says external audit puts to rest any doubts about the efficiency of its surveyors.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • GeocoMtms and Vocantas to offer integrated truck routing
  • New Year rings in German truck toll
  • USF Holland opens two new terminals
  • Iran and Azerbaijan to build bridge in tandem
  • Awair resumes operations in Indonesia
  • MOL expands new container service to India
  • Reorganisation at Barwil Singapore and Malaysia

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • DNVPS hits back at "slow surveyors" boycott
  • US government "owes US$6m" for Delaware River
  • Irish Ferries strike over
  • Australia to check on ships up to 1,000 miles offshore
  • KOTC confirms 8,500 tonne Suez spill

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • NCL plans cruise newbuild at Aker Yards
  • Austal launches tenth Yemen patrol boat

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Yang Ming taps Port of Tacoma for first dedicated U.S. terminal
  • Western Wood Products Association sees record year for lumber demand
  • Greenbrier blasts charges of securities laws violations
  • Corps ready to begin Westport fill project
  • U.S. railroads see best ever intermodal totals for year

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Troubled Aker Yards lands € 800m cruiseship contracts
    NORWEGIAN controlled shipbuilder Aker Yards has clinched newbuilding orders worth up to €800m ($963m) for its Helsinki shipyard just weeks before it is set to strip 700 jobs from its Finnish operations.
  • Spain faces European Commission probe after agreement sealed on Izar de-merger
    BRUSSELS threatened Spain with a state aid inquiry on Friday, after learning that yard unions had reached agreement with Izar and its state shareholder, Sepi, on the future of the troubled shipbuilding group.
  • Brussels weighs up Spitzer-style investigation
    EUROPEAN Union officials are considering launching a probe into insurance brokerage, targeting similar areas to those spotlighted by New York attorney general Eliot Spitzer, write Justin Stares
  • Simon Group on brink of '75.5m takeover
    PATIENT British port operator the Simon Group is at last on the verge of a '75.5m ($146m) takeover after a wait of more than three years to find a buyer for all of its remaining terminal and shipping-related business assets.
  • New hope for Norway's beleaguered shipowners
    LONG-SUFFERING Norwegian shipowners have been offered a ray of hope with the Norwegian government's decision to set-up a commission to look into shipping tax issues, writes Jerry Frank.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Three feared lost in tanker blast
    THE Japanese chemical tanker Sunny Jewel suffered an explosion late on Wednesday while off Ehime Prefecture in southern Japan. It appears the three-year-old, 6,880dwt vessel was undergoing tank cleaning at the time of the accident
  • Aboitiz given incentive to upgrade
    ABOITIZ, the Philippines domestic ferry operator, is to receive tax incentives to upgrade its Superferry 8
  • Managers to take IHC Caland yards
    AGREEMENT has finally been reached on the future of IHC Caland's two shipyards, dredger builder IHC Holland and Merwede shipyard
  • Brussels unhappy with Izar deal
    LAST night's hope that the negotiated settlement over the future of Izar would bring an end to the uncertainty has been thrown into doubt by Brussels bureaucrats
  • Record throughput at Bremen ports
    A 10% growth in container throughput to 3.5M TEU this year is expected to push the volume of cargo handled by the ports of Bremen and Bremerhaven to a new record
  • Eurogate to bid for JadeWeserPort
    EUROGATE, the terminal operator at Bremerhaven and Hamburg ports, is planning to bid for the concession at the new JadeWeserPort at Wilhelmshaven
  • Russia warned against rail fee hike
  • LNG terminal, pipeline approved
  • Izar agreement hammered out

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • FedEx more than triples earnings
    Second-quarter earnings soar on continued growth in overseas and ground shipping.
  • Port of Seattle reopens box terminal
    Terminal 25 reopens to container traffic next year amid overflow from Southern California ports, growing area shipments.
  • Transition nears completion for New York Container Terminal
  • Ridge suggests Bratton for homeland security
  • Accounting fraud at Hyundai Merchant Marine
  • Fire at largest UPS ground hub
  • Performance data on I-95 group's agenda
  • Chilean line to acquire 1,300 reefers
  • BNSF, American Commercial Lines land coal contract
  • EU, Turkey move on entry talks
  • Hutchison expands in southern China
  • Greenbrier ex-chair charges wrongdoing

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Chinese partnership for new SE Asia-Australia service
    In what is thought to be a global first, Chinese giants Coscon and China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) are joining forces for a new service between Australia and Southeast Asia.
  • Shenzhen customs-clearance strike delays boxes
  • ISPS Level 2 tested at APMT Rotterdam
  • CSCL to enhance capacity 40% next year
  • Los Angeles to spend US$52million reducing air emissions
  • Carrier investment in mainland Chinese terminals benefits all
  • New Kombiverkehr blocktrain to Austria
  • Seawheel rolls out of ro-ro
  • More European through-services by SBB Cargo
  • Kwai Chung year-on-year growth outstrips Hong Kong
  • Busan expects to move 12m TEU next year
  • K Line upgrades Ningbo, Xiamen, Guangzhou offices to branches
  • New BIFA Southeast England representative

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Finnyards win cruise order
    The hard euro has not scared NCL away from a cruise order worth up to $530m.
  • DVB loses New York man
    Investment banker jumps ship to Cantor Fitzgerald as rumours swirl DVB up for sale.
  • Frangou kicks in own cash
    Angeliki Frangou has shelled out $20m on her IPO and sold a hedge-fund investor on a 7.6% stake in it.
  • Seabulk buys out Stolt share
    Florida's Seabulk International has taken 100% control of a chemical tanker in its Jones Act fleet.
  • Keppel claims safety boost
    Singapore shipyard says it has improved safe working practices since a flash tanker fire that killed seven.
  • Canada detains eight
    P&O Nedlloyd, IMC and Pan Ocean ships held after November port state checks.
  • Fredriksen lifts Golden stake
    Norwegian tanker king and Fidelity take a gleam to newly listed bulk carrier venture.
  • Simon to sell up?
    UK ports group may finally have found buyer for Humber Sea Terminal and Port Sutton Bridge.
  • CP beefs up accounting
    Liner operator amasses new team of financial bods to strengthen financial reporting skills.
  • Dredger clash caused spill
    KOTC says up to 8,500 tonnes of crude leaked into Suez Canal from its VLCC Al Samidoon.
  • Lauritzen spreads into Esbjerg
    Danish owner buys terminal in Jutland from producer of Lurpak butter.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Report: Chinese box volumes to reach 110 million TEUs in 2008
  • CP Ships hires executives to support finance function
  • COSCO completes deployment of 7,500-TEU transpacific ships
  • West India Trans-Atlantic lines set first 2005 rate increase
  • NYK adds Fos, La Spezia to ISPS surcharge list
  • "K" Line offices in China get branch licenses
  • CCNI to buy 1,300 reefer containers
  • DHL picks California site for West Coast hub
  • CG Railway will relocate to New Orleans
  • DHS circulates national cargo security strategy
  • White House considers Bonner for DHS job
  • World customs leaders to update trade on cargo security strategy
  • ProLogis, Chinese partner to develop distribution park in Shanghai
  • New Zealand Customs rolls out more cargo inspection equipment
  • CSI underway in Livorno
  • Houston ship channel briefly closed due to fuel spill
  • Port Everglades tops $100 million revenue
  • Freeport stages equipment for first offshore LNG receiving terminal

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2004
  • Good results from security campaign
    The results from the three-month long campaign on ISPS compliance launched this summer by the port state control organisation ...
  • EC sues eight members on "Erika" compliance
    Finland, the UK, Austria, Belgium, Greece, France, Italy and the Netherlands are sued by the European Commission (EC) in the ...
  • ITF threatens boycott of Fjord Line
    The International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) threatens boycott against Fjord Line to protest against the decision to flag vessels to ...

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