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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2004
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  • Keppel O&M units win new contracts
    KEPPEL Offshore & Marine has secured two new-build contracts worth $60 million, signalling a crucial return to the offshore new construction market for its Dutch subsidiary.
  • Oil production falling in North Sea
    THE North Sea contains Western Europe's largest oil and natural gas reserves and is one of the world's key non-Opec producing regions, but faces declining production after peaking in 1999.
  • EU suing states over marine safety
    THE European Commission said it was taking eight EU states to the bloc's highest court for not implementing community legislation on maritime safety adopted after the Erika tanker accident which happened in 1999.
  • Myanmar plans to build deep-sea port
  • Persian Gulf oil tanker rates seen stable this week
  • Hyundai Merchant concludes accounting probe

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2004
  • World Customs Organisation approves plan to secure global trade
  • ABX receives Class A forwarder's licence
  • COSCO hails maiden voyage, signing of logistics contract
  • Port of Seattle, SSA sign new terminal lease
  • 2005 budget for port of NYNJ wins approval
  • Cathay November throughput rises slightly
  • Emirates SkyCargo moves into larger offices in 3 cities
  • NYNJ Port Authority approves US$1.6m for placement scheme

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2004
  • APL voted Best Carrier'Customer Service & Best Cargo Business Website
  • Lloyd Triestino/Zim to add Wilmington NC to AUX service
  • Safmarine Shippers celebrate Safmarine's new Big Whites
  • IADA to introduce rate increases
  • CMA CGM to jumboise some vessels
  • CSCL orders four mega containerships
  • From Fortune to fortune!
  • ICS warns of disruption to global shipping
  • VLCC charter rates shoot up
  • India-China trade records 82.53 pc growth in Jan.-Oct.
  • Port connectivity tops agenda for CONCOR, RVNL & NHAI
  • Adani (Mundra) Port sets new single-day record in bauxite loading
  • Rlys move to prune tariff classes to 10 rate schedules
  • Forex reserves recorded the highest-ever rise of $ 3,794 million
  • Promoting Indian tea: ITA brewing up guidelines for govt
  • Import of soyabean oil may go up by 50 pc
  • Customs tariffs to be brought to Asean level, says MoF official
  • Uniform iron ore export policy likely
  • MAS Group awarded prestigious ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • CII moots time-bound corporatisation of Major Ports; execution of 'landlord port concept'

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • More fuel spills as Alaska weather worsens
    Rough waves battered the remains of the grounded Malaysian freighter Selendang Ayu today, causing more bunker fuel to spill.
  • Stock-taking and spill aftermath blamed for 'dry' Philadelphia
    Norfolk, Virginia, also suffering from tight availability in run-up to New Year, as BP Marine says it is still active in the market.
  • New bunkering facility at Salalah on target for summer start
    BP Marine says construction of its new-build bunkering terminal is on-schedule for completion in summer 2005.
  • Chinese fuel oil, diesel imports seen rising further next year
    Added crude refining capacity slated for 2005 set to leave huge diesel shortfall, prompting continued growth in imports of diesel and heavy fuel oil.
  • KIC project in doubt after Sumatec signs MOA for PTP terminal
    Sources say KIC unlikely to go ahead with giant oil storage facility at the Port of Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) after Sumatec Resources has signed a memorandum of agreement to construct bunker and fuel oil terminal.
  • End of January trial expected for bunker surveyor
    Corruption case against a Singapore bunker surveyor expected to resume on January 31 and run for four days.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Skyteam Cargo Network offers fast access via Traxon
  • EU gives green light for UPS to acquire Menlo Worldwide
  • Exel ships relief supplies to Haiti for Hydro-Quebec
  • PKP pallets can be exchanged
  • JAT Airways launches new Belgrade-Basel/Mulhouse service
  • Seatrade to serve South Africa
  • CP Ships strengthens financial management

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Class talkfest
  • NCL set for cruiseship order at Aker Yards
  • Seawheel launches Rotterdam - Goole lo-lo link
  • Farstad plans newbuildings for Norsk Hydro charters

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Intelligence reform law has maritime provisions
  • NCL ordering Meyer newbuild, too

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Port of Tacoma Commission Oks funds for University of Washington
  • Port of Longview taps Johnson as business development manager
  • APL earns customer service honors in Marine Digest readers' survey
  • FMC announces final rule for NVOCC service arrangements
  • NCL orders two vessels scheduled for delivery in 2007

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 21, 2004
  • Fire ordeal on Vincenzo Florio
    ITALIAN state-owned ferry company Tirrenia and Coast Guard officials in the port of Palermo are understood to have opened separate investigations into the fate of the Vincenzo Florio, which returned to Palermo early on Sunday morning after fire and a loss of power temporarily disabled the ferry in high seas after leaving Naples.
  • Islamic Combat Group arrests spark fresh fears of tanker attacks
    ISLAMIST terrorists could exploit the well-established clandestine networks that traffic drugs and humans by sea to launch Limburg-style attacks on tankers sailing past northwest Africa and the Canary Islands, a Spanish newspaper claimed yesterday.
  • Honolulu berth reserved for adrift Hanjin Pretoria as tug nears boxship
    A BERTH has been reserved at the port of Honolulu for the containership that is still adrift in the Pacific six days after its main engine failed, writes Hugh O'Mahony.
  • Port Services Bill to pass on UK's watch
    The European Parliament is expected to adopt a position on the access to port services directive under the UK presidency, participants to an industry gathering heard yesterday.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Fire, flooding on failed ferry
    THE Tirrenia ferry Vincenzo Florio limped back to Palermo, on the island of Sicily, yesterday morning with a 20' list following an electrical failure and a fire
  • LNG terminal set for Manzanillo
    A NEW LNG terminal will be built at Manzanillo, not the competing Pacific port of Lazaro Cardenas, announced the Mexican federal power company CFE on 17 December
  • French fishermen protest again
    A Blockade by French fishermen this morning has once again affected ferries operated across the English Channel
  • Staten Island box berth taken over
    DEVELOPMENT will continue at the former Howland Hook port terminal at Staten Island in New York, US after a new operator takes over
  • German operators cut Baltic ferries
    TWO German ferry companies have made separate announcements that they will end some of their ferry services on the Baltic Sea
  • Eurotunnel cuts freight shuttles
    EUROTUNNEL is cutting the number of its freight shuttles from 1 January by more than 15%
  • Boost for Isle Man ferry services
  • Star strengthens fly/cruise stake
  • $50 Alaska tax ballot
  • Canada upgrades pollution aircraft
  • Ferry strikes gas ship in Catania
  • Bidders for Vizhinjam announced
  • Aqaba congestion slashed
  • Boxship owners remain bullish

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • NYK, Hapag open U.S.-S. America service
    Carriers plan new joint service between the U.S. East Coast and South America starting in January.
  • Panama Canal extends East Coast cooperation
    Waterway boosting trade along all-water route from Asia to the U.S. East Coast.
  • UPS completes Menlo purchase
  • More gains for U.S. railroads
  • Westbound hikes for USSEC lines
  • U.S. says Brazil, others dumping shrimp
  • No jail for convicted ILA official
  • Canada cuts truckers' drivetime
  • Carriers offer weekly Australia-SE Asia service
  • MSC unit orders Antwerp cranes
  • Safmarine adds Indian shuttle
  • Holiday Express runs again for Kansas City Southern

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Disorganisation delays Shenzhen fee again
    Terminal operators and shipping lines have criticised the confusion caused by the authorities' last-minute notice on the arrangements of the port construction fee imposed on shippers in Shenzhen.
  • MOL starts move into Egyptian market
  • HK and Korea customs step up co-operation
  • China Merchants takes further opportunities in Shenzhen
  • Jakarta International Container Terminal expecting bigger vessels
  • NYK and Hapag-Lloyd to launch USEC-SAmerica service
  • Transit routes and PPP investment for Russia in 2005
  • Pre-Christmas rush for ANZ rate-rises
  • Panama Canal signs up to continue all-water co-operation
  • Bertschi to build Terneuzen rail container terminal
  • New feeder-terminal loads salvo against European 'Westports'

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Double vision
    Lawmkers want Delaware River refiners to voluntarily shun single hulls after Athos I.
  • Bugbee buys in
    OMI's president splashes out $675,000 on his company's stock at $17.92 per share.
  • TEN completes aframax sale
    Tsakos public company delivers Toula Z to new owners.
  • Georgian fleet is sold
    Danish entrepreneur Jan Bonde Nielsen pays $107m to take control of troubled Ocean Shipping Co.
  • Excel confirms bulk buys
    And Gabriel Panayotides' listed company has plans to capitalise on the strong dry cargo market with further acquisitions.
  • Lauritzen expands in LPG
    Danish shipowner in $125m order for new generation of bigger and cleaner gas carriers.
  • ITF to seek big pay rise
    Bumper profits for owners and weak dollar mean FoC crew pay could jump in 2006.
  • Panama Canal extends pact with US ports
    ACP renews partnerships along east coast for Asia trade.
  • Bergesen boosts bulk
    Strong market temps Norwegian shipowner to splash out $211m on capesize sisterships.
  • Russian ship on the run
    Crew of arrested vessel reported injured after South Korean Coast Guard fires on fleeing vessel.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • New container association will work with other industry bodies
  • Hapag-Lloyd, NYK confirm entry in U.S. East Coast/Brazil trade
  • Europe/South America carriers raise southbound rates
  • MarAd approves 2 vessels for flag transfers, 1 scrapping
  • Carriers start Asia/Australia service
  • Safmarine starts Mumbai/Salalah shuttle link
  • MOL (China) opens Changsha office
  • U.S., Canada take steps to decrease border wait times
  • Lufthansa Cargo passes on cost of German road toll charge
  • FMC publishes final rule for NVO service arrangements
  • WCO briefs trade on initiative for supply chain security
  • A.P. Moller to sell DISA Air Division
  • Box traffic up 15% at L.A.-Long Beach ports despite congestion

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2004
  • Commission to look at owners tax regime
    A Tax Commission has been appointed by the Norwegian government to look at the present system of taxation of the ...
  • Bulk carrier still aground in Great Belt
    The situation is still unchanged for the two bulk carriers in Danish waters. The Greek-owned "Mastrogiorgis" is still aground ...
  • Scandlines and the Port of Helsingborg ends disputes
    Scandlines and the Port of Helsingborg has signed an agreement in which Scandlines will install catalytic emission control systems on ...

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