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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2004
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  • NCL in rush for new vessels
    US-BASED Norwegian Cruise Line has ordered two identical 2,400-berth vessels at different European yards, both for 2007 delivery, in deals worth about 800 million euros and has an option on another ship.
  • China Shipping plans to build 5 oil tankers
    CHINA's second-largest shipping company plans to build five oil tankers at a cost of US$244 million, enlarging its fleet as demand for crude surges in the world's second-largest oil consuming nation, the firm said yesterday.
Admiralty Casebook
  • Aussie call to review lifeboat safety systems
    THE Australian Transport Safety Bureau has appealed to shipbuilders, lifeboat manufacturers, shipowners, operators and ISM accreditation authorities to review and overhaul safety systems for on-load release hooks used to launch lifeboats.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2004
  • SIPG November handling rises
  • US east coast ports cash in on west coast logjam
  • DHL delivers gift of reading to German students in China
  • APL wins accolades
  • Singapore makes port history and reduces charges
  • November throughput down 6pc at Ports of Auckland
  • US Port of Vancouver wins praise
  • JAL orders 50 Boeing 7E7 Dreamliner planes
  • Delta signs pact with Republic
  • BA and Iberia join hands

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2004
  • IPBCC slashes 'Mumbai Congestion Charge'
  • Ellerman to become HAMBURG SUD on January 1
  • Comprehensive maritime policy under study'Baalu
  • MoS drafts concept & policy paper to boost cruise shipping
  • China to slash import tariff on 900 products from Jan. 1
  • Pepper import under advance licence banned
  • Investors now fight shy of Vizhinjam container terminal project
  • CONCOR studying ex-im trade's demand on certain routes, bottlenecks
  • ...may soon diversify into bonded trucking at Irugur-ICD, Coimbatore
  • Textile Ministry draws up 5-point plan to boost exports, attract investments
  • Exporters to knit alliances abroad to fully tap markets
  • VAT regime entailing tax refunds could replace DEPB scheme, opines EEPC
  • Cheaper refined variety of soyabean oil imports now preferred
  • 20 lakh bales of cotton cleared for export
  • Korean market opens up for food products

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Venezuela turns to China as it diversifies exports
    Chavez eyes potential in China's demand for oil and oil products exports as Venezuela looks to form alternative options to US exports.
  • Floating storage dispute adjourned until New Year
    Sri Lankan court case over right to offer private floating storage bunkering in the port of Colombo postponed until the New Year.
  • Lanka IOC shares soar in debut on Colombo bourse
    Proceeds from share sell-off to be used to build new tankfarm and lubricants blending plant in Trincomalee.
  • Bad month for marine pollution as spills amount to 13,000 mt
  • Crude oil price slump continues
    Crude oil prices continue to fall in after hours trading after an unexpected build in heating oil supplies prompted a slump in prices in yesterday's session.
  • Rotterdam little changed despite yesterday's crude plunge
  • Singapore inventories fall amid strong bunker demand
    Onshore stocks of residual fuels remain high, but fell this week amid strong bunker demand as other markets in Asia suffer tight avails.
  • Chimbusco makes record sales in China
    China Marine Bunker Supply Co. (Chimbusco) reports record volumes for international bunker sales as growth surges.

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Alcatel for Latvian Railways
  • USA: automakers sue over California emission rules
  • Deutsche Post's trans-o-flex take-over blocked
  • DB ousts freight boss Bernd Malmström
  • Aviapartner boosts turnover in Q3/2004
  • Delphis extends its shortsea activities
  • Bifa appoints new regional representative

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • UK Chamber of Shipping welcomes new tax rules
  • Simon Møkster orders at Aker
  • NCL orders at Meyer Werft
  • US salvors in Selendang Ayu salvage efforts

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Rescue plan for NY Waterway

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Oil spill task force presents recommendations
  • Japan Airlines buying up to 50 Boeing 7E7s
  • Coast points to proper gear as key to kayakers' survival
  • Port of Vancouver nets honors for CRANE settlement agreement
  • US inks pact with India for Customs cooperation

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 24, 2004
  • Madrid pledges €23.5bn for maritime and ports overhaul
    SPAIN'S Public Works Minister, Magdalena Álvarez, has unveiled a 15-year plan that foresees €241.4bn ($325.6bn) in transport infrastructure investment through to 2020 and aims to co-ordinate spending across all modes.
  • Shareholders foil PSA's attempt to break into key rival market of Hong Kong
    PSA International's bid to buy into the back yard of arch rival Hutchison Port Holdings with a 57% stake in Hong Kong's Asia Container Terminal has been foiled.
  • Brussels signals greenlight to Euromax
    PLANS by P&O Nedlloyd and Hutchison-owned Dutch stevedore Europe Container Terminals to build a jointly owned container terminal in Rotterdam have been approved by the European Commission, writes Janet Porter.
  • Investors strengthen stakes in Broström
    AN INVESTMENT vehicle whose sole purpose has been its holding in Swedish tanker owner Broström has had its stake distributed, increasing the influence of a main shareholder reduced during recent vessel acquisitions. Shipinvest Intressenter, formerly controlled by Kristian Siem, has held 10.8% of the capital and 28.1% of votes in the product and chemical tanker owner.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Al Samidoon spill threatens Med
    OIL that leaked into the Suez Canal from the Kuwaiti tanker Al Samidoon is reported to have spread north through the canal and entered the Mediterranean
  • Ottawa freezes Newfie ferry rates
    OTTAWA has frozen the rates for commercial trucks and cars on the ferry service between Newfoundland and the mainland to the end of 2006
  • Saudi to go coast-to-coast
    THE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will next month step up efforts to seek international investment for a multimillion dollar landbridge from Jeddah to Dammam
  • €100M Irish deep water port planned
    A plan has been put forward to develop a €100M ($135M) deep water port ten miles south of Drogheda, between the Irish capital Dublin and the border with Northern Ireland
  • Security law could delay cruises
    THE Intelligence Reform Act signed into law by President Bush could cause delays for cruise ships departing from US ports
  • New Zealand to limit wake waves
    A LIMIT on wakes from any future inter-island ferries plying New Zealand's Marlborough Sound has been welcomed by environmental groups
  • Zim Mexico pilot cleared of blame
  • Vizhinjam fails to attract bidders
  • Flaherty in P&O Diplomat talks
  • Brazil infrastructure bill on track
  • PSA's Hong Kong bid scuppered
  • Drifting containership under tow
  • NZ ferry considered total loss
  • Louis targets French cruise market
  • Court confirms pollution fine
  • Details on OSG's Stelmar bid emerge

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • PSA foiled again in Hong Kong
    CSX World Terminals and NWS Holdings Ltd. have blocked the Singapore-based company's plan to buy into a Hong Kong port operator.
  • P&O Nedlloyd, ECT get nod on Rotterdam terminal
  • Taiwan halts apple imports from US
    The temporary import ban came after Taiwan's Council of Agriculture found a coddling moth larvae in a shipment from Oregon.
  • J.B. Hunt steps down as senior chairman
  • Controversial German toll to start Jan. 1
  • Weather delays CN rail service
  • FedEx loses civil employment suit
  • BA World Cargo cuts fuel surcharge
  • Maersk Sealand starts weekly service from Aqaba
  • Carriers slash congestion surcharge at Mumbai
  • ICTSI unit to operate Japanese port
  • Bangladesh beefs up security at Port of Chittagong
  • Carriers face critical shortage of ships

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • DPI set to pick up majority stake in ACT as PSA is shut out of HK
    Dubai Ports International (DPI) could be set to become the majority shareholder in Hong Kong's Asia Container Terminals (ACT) as PSA is completely frozen out of Kwai Chung.
  • Danes seal Zeebrugge concession
    AP Moller Terminals (APMT) announced today that it has signed a 36-year concession agreement with the Zeebrugge Port Authority, MBZ) to operate the Albert II Dock South.
  • EC gives Euromax its blessing
  • Singamas to expand its interests in Tianjin
  • AP Moller Maersk orders four post'panamaxes
  • Wan Hai orders two ships from Jurong Shipyard
  • Inchon cumulative throughput increases by 14%
  • Coscon takes delivery of a 7,500TEU containership
  • ICA joins UIRR

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • EC loses liner appeal
    European Court rejects bid to reimpose price fixing fines on 15 leading players in the Far East container trade.
  • Braemar pursues Seawise
    UK tanker specialist in exclusive talks to buy Australian dry cargo broker.
  • Stelmar offers arbitrage flip
    Investors could still turn a quick buck as stock hovers below OSG takeover price.
  • Going down...
    VLCC rates now the lowest since September.
  • Olsen bids for Addax contract
    Company joins Bergesen DY and Saipem in vying for FPSO project.
  • Georgian fleet to renew
    Greenoak group plans to replace up to a dozen elderly vessels with modern tonnage.
  • Brostrom investors take direct control
    Former Siem vehicle set to be dissolved as shares transferred to new investors.
  • Neorion goes shopping
    Greek shipyard shows its versatility with novel newbuilding project.
  • Algoma seals bulker buyout
    Canadian shipping firm takes 100% control of bulker Bahama Spirit from Marbulk Shipping.
  • CSG confirms tanker spree
    China Shipping Group orders third VLCC plus four handymax tankers as two ships go for scrap.
  • Sun snaps up single skins
    Philly oil company takes only one double hull of four suezmaxes for Delaware River discharge following Athos I spill.
  • Dubai wins Enoc newbuilds
    Middle East repair specialist seals first significant newbuilding deal for quartet of bunker tankers.
  • Ten detained in UK
    Novoship and Egyptian Navigation bulkers among the ships held by MCA during November.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Europe/Caribbean lines add Jamaica, Trinidad congestion surcharges
  • JAL orders up to 50 7E7s
  • U.S., India to exchange customs info
  • Exel acquires Portuguese health care logistics business
  • APM Terminals wins Zeebrugge concession

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 23, 2004
  • Aker gets repeat order from Møkster
    Simon Møkster has placed a repeat or for a type MT 6000 Mk II Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) at Aker ...
  • Cobelfret to sail from Esbjerg to Zeebrügge
    Belgian giant Cobelfret will start a route between Esbjerg in Denmark and Zeebrügge in Belgium, to service trucks and trailers ...
  • Tallink closes St Petersburg run
    Tallink has decided to close the Tallinn'St Petersburg'Helsinki run from 2 January, the reason being a hefty increase ...






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