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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2004
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  • PSA eyes US$1b Panama Canal project: report
    PSA International has made an expression of interest in a proposed US$1 billion port megaproject at either end of the Panama Canal, according to an official from the Panamanian Maritime Authority .
  • Essar Shipping plans to spend US$1b
    ESSAR Shipping Ltd, India's third-biggest shipping company, said it plans to spend US$1 billion in the next three years to expand as demand for oil transportation grows.
  • Rebuilding may drive up freight rates: Precious
    PRECIOUS Shipping pcl, Thailand's second-biggest sea-freight company by market value, said cargo rates may rise as countries ship supplies to areas affected by tsunami in Asia.
  • Commodity shipments unaffected
Strait Talk
  • Nature still the biggest threat
    IN the shipping industry we are constantly trying to improve safety, and since the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster and the Erika and Prestige tanker accidents, the focus has been on attempting to prevent accidents through both improved vessel design and a renewed emphasis on the role of the human factor in accidents.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2004
  • XICT hosts mega-size vessel
  • BSM and Goltens succeed in Asia and Middle East
  • Shenzhen Customs improves services
  • APM wins dock deal
  • Hamburg Sud to reflag vessels
  • P&O sells Spanish resort
  • Tacoma welcomes new governmental affairs manager
  • China Southern receives final Boeing 737 in series
  • KLM carries more cargo in November
  • Asiana takes delivery of first A330-300

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2004
  • TCI Seaways offers free transport of relief materials to tsunami-hit regions
  • GE Shipping acquires Aframax crude carrier
  • India, China set to drive shipping trade
  • Chennai Port Trust giving priority to operation clean-up, dredging
  • Cargo transhipment at Colombo Port faces delay
  • Ban on scrap handling at ICD-Dadri, ICD-Ludhiana lifted
  • Tsunami impact on Rlys negligible
  • Raising funds to build mechanised warehouses at 23 locations figure on Gati's agenda
  • CII seeks cut in peak rate of Customs duty in new Budget
  • US signs pact with India for Customs cooperation
  • Finance Ministry agrees to hike DEPB rates on man-made fibres
  • Chidambaram promises simplified tax regime in Budget
  • Excise collections at Vizag rise
  • Anti-dumping duty on lead acid batteries to be withdrawn
  • Assocham estimates losses at Rs 2,000 cr.
  • SEAI to appeal against US dumping duty on Indian shrimp
  • AIAI mourns demise of reformist Rao

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2004
  • Tanker link to nuclear terror?
  • Wartsila 64 ordered for containership

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2004
  • Shipping escapes tsunami toll
    SHIPPING escaped largely unscathed from the tsunami catastrophe that killed as many 45,000 people across Asia on Boxing Day.
  • Ports in Sri Lanka and India damaged but operations resume
    Ports in Sri Lanka and southeast India suffered damage following Sunday's earthquake, but no dockside deaths were reported.
  • Insurance industry braced for large claims
    TOTAL insurance industry exposure to the Asian tsunami could range from a few hundred million dollars to a maximum of perhaps $10bn, according to initial estimates necessarily based on incomplete information.
  • Hamburg Süd lines up 10-boxship order
    HAMBURG Süd is close to ordering 10 new 5,500 teu containerships with a total value of about $850m.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2004
  • Asia ports re-open after tsunami
    Major ports in the Indian sub-continent resumed operations late Monday following killer waves that devastated south Asia.
  • Hong Kong exports climb
    Shipments rose in November at the fastest pace in three months, up 16.8 percent from a year earlier.
  • CSXI to cut fuel charge again
  • UPS, FedEx play catch-up
  • Chicago headed for freight jam: Study
  • Swift boosts 4Q outlook
  • Philippines port operators seek higher fees
  • ICTSI's Japan unit to operate Okinawa terminal
  • Atlas Air parent adds director
  • Cargo rises for Vietnam Airlines
  • Deutsche Post may lose monopoly
  • Bilateral deals present challenge to WTO

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2004
  • Watchdog rips ports programme
    Homeland Security inspector says department has let local politics outweigh fixing weaknesses through port grants.
  • Fredriksen orders in India
    Norwegian tanker king gets into offshore support market by contracting for four AHTS craft.
  • Tsunamis may delay Indo LNG
    Pertamina says aftershocks from giant earthquake could disrupt exports to Japan and South Korea.
  • Holiday green follows red
    Tanker stocks rebound but still lower after bad holiday week.
  • Ports return to action
    Facilities in southern India closed by the freak tidal waves expected to resume operations soon.
  • Star to avoid Phuket
    Malaysian cruise line diverts two ships from Thai resort island ravaged by Sunday's tsunami.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2004
  • Lightering planned for vessel wrecked on Unalaska Island
  • Hamburg Sud puts more ships under the German flag
  • Maekawa to become president of "K" Line group
  • CCNI reports profits, orders boxships
  • Amerijet selects Montella to head cargo operations
  • FMC rejects petition to pull Apparel Logistics' OTI license
  • Pro Logistics picks IES software
  • Astronauts overcome logistics snafu
  • USDA approves trade help for Louisiana shrimpers
  • USDA delays fish and shellfish origin labeling deadline
  • ITC publishes 2005 Harmonized Tariff Schedule
  • DHS intel chief resigns
  • U.S. textile importers urge end to Vietnam quotas
  • China tightens counterfeiting laws
  • U.S. provides aid tsunami disaster relief

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2004
  • New Panamax to B&N
    B&N Transbulk, a subsidiary to the Swedish shipowning group B&N Nordsjöfrakt, has signed a preliminary charter agreement for ...
  • Brattvaag favourite to build gas ferries
    Aker Brattvaag ' part of Aker Yards ' is likely to get the contract to build five gas ferries for Fjord 1 ...
  • Arvid Svensson largest owner in Broström
    Shipinvest Intressenter AB, a company with owning and adminstration of shares in the G'teborg based tanker owner Broström as its ...

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