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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2006
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  • NYK sets up training centre in Singapore
    A LEADING Japanese ship management company has set up a training centre in Singapore that would initially train up to 400 ship's officers and engineers annually.
  • Greek ports suffer as overtime ban continues
    A three-week ban on overtime at Greece's main commercial ports has created a big backlog of containers, prompting big customers to move business elsewhere temporarily.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2006
  • OOCL names of 4,500-TEU vessel built by Hudong in Shanghai
  • Retailers, shippers offer way to avoid LA-LB box fee
  • Thailand seeks private funding for ports, railways
  • Trans Asia Line opens Malaysia office
  • INMEX Malaysia 2007 to be held in Kuala Lumpur
  • Weyeneth named Panalpina regional CEO for North America
  • Port of Tacoma appoints contracts administrator from Seattle
  • Finnair records Q3 net profit of US$17.9m
  • Changi airport sees record number of flights from October-March
  • Kitty Hawk signs contract with US Postal Services
  • DHL to acquire 49pc interest in Polar Air Cargo

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2006
  • New shipping protocol with Pak to be initialled on Dec. 14
  • Varun to acquire Aframax tanker
  • TNT screening Indian firms for acquisition
  • C. H. Robinson acquires Triune
  • Robinsons Air Services holds annual conference
  • Over 100 Chinese pharma cos keen on JVs with Indian firms
  • Masoor dal, green gram export to Lanka allowed
  • Asean hikes negative list for FTA with India
  • India, EFTA form joint study group
  • It's smooth passage for import containers at JNPCT
  • Chittagong port resumes operations
  • NMPT introduces biometric attendance system for workers
  • Cost, transit time gains for Chhattisgarh trade using E. Coast gateway spelt out
  • Vizag Port sets another record
  • Diesel price cut may lower truck rentals-study
  • Investments in textile sector to touch $ 6 bn in 2006
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 2.427 bn
  • Steel Ministry stand on iron ore exports softens
  • IEGF challenges 12 pc tax on services availed from overseas agents
  • Seminar on 'Doing Business with Poland' tomorrow

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2006
  • Hanjin Shipping chairman Cho Soo-ho
  • JadeWeserPort construction planning enters final phase
  • Rail Baltica (Warsaw'Kaunas'Riga'Tallinn) study
  • Cargo-Partner opens Odessa branch

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Call for action on fatigue study
  • Golden Ocean's stronger Q3
  • UK rehires Klyne
  • MOL's UNHCR donation

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 2, 2006
  • Intrepid set for new tow attempt

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Longview Port Commission Oks 2007 budget at special meeting
  • Weekly rail freight traffic rolls to up and down totals
  • Corps Willamette River dredge meet set for Thursday, December 7
  • Final statutory budget for 2007 approved by Vancouver Port Board
  • World Trade Center Tacoma calling for award nominations

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2006
  • Call to end 'downward spiral of shipping tax breaks'
    IT IS time to put an end to shipping "subsidies" such as the tonnage tax, according to Norway's former finance minister.
  • Gard mounts challenge for small ships market
    A BATTLE royal is shaping up for the insurance allegiance of operators of thousands of small and specialist ships after Gard, one of the world's biggest marine insurers with group assets of $1.69bn, dramatically stepped up its presence in the market.
  • Italy keeps Fincantieri's future in the melting pot
    THE Italian government has still not made a decision on the privatisation of Fincantieri, vice-premier Massimo d'Alema has confirmed.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Emissions: next front for US prosecutions
    NEW YORK 01 December ' Future US regulation of air emissions represents a looming liability for shipping, with lawyers drawing parallels to the current crackdown on oily water separator (OWS) violations
  • Izar yard sale completed
    THE sale of the former Izar shipyards in Spain has been made official following the signing of sale contracts between the new owners and SEPI
  • Essar Shipping to be de-listed
    ESSAR Shipping is to be de-listed from Bombay Stock Exchange
  • IMO examines Annex VI options
    IMO is considering four options to tighten Annex VI air emission rules, delegates were told at yesterday's Fairplay Awareness Briefing in New York
  • Fyffes agree new shipping contract with EWL
  • Rokia Delmas 'total loss'
  • Chevron to export through Odessa
  • AISLive wins award for defence innovation
  • Owners oppose Malacca levy

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Maersk cutting trans-Atlantic capacity
    World's largest container shipping line will cut container capacity on its trans-Atlantic services by five to six percent as of January.
  • Evergreen rebrands with Italia Marittima, Hatsu as Evergreen Line
  • Horizon Lines takes delivery of new box ship
  • Business groups slam export controls for China
  • OECD sees slowdown
  • Nine agree to $732,000 in FMC settlements
  • Vancouver port toughens rules for container trucking
  • Bids due for Port of Hamburg's top stevedore
  • C.H. Robinson buys India 3PL
  • DHL buys Polar stake
  • ICTSI cleared for Mumbai bid
  • No merger for insurers
  • TNT to expand in India
  • Nehru box depot up for bid
  • Dubai quits plans for mega air-cargo terminals
  • New tender for India hub

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Striking truckers stem flow of cargo across South Korea
    Today's strike by the Korean Truck Drivers' Union has stagnated cargo flows throughout South Korea.
  • Busan Port Authority to build box terminal in Vietnam
    The Busan Port Authority will make its first overseas investment in the Vung Tau port in Vietnam, sources said, with further plans in Russia and Greece.
  • US lawmaker promises to revive foreign takeover issue
  • Chittagong feeders opt for rate increase to compensate for delays
  • Eddington report: road-pricing by 2015, or economic costs will soar
  • Botany's landside logistics worry lines
  • Rokia Delmas a total loss say insurers
  • European Parliament to clear transport budget roadblock
  • CN increasing capital spending in 2007
  • Pacific unrest mixed news for carriers

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • More cuts at Maersk
    Capacity will be slashed 6% on the Atlantic as Danish giant looks to stem losses.
  • Intermarine goes Asian
    US project-cargo specialist Intermarine is positioning several of its heavy-lift cargoships to the East for a new pan-Asian service.
  • Whistleblower sues oil firm
    Engineering officer acts against ConocoPhillips, claiming discrimination after reporting oil spill.
  • Merger failure cheered
    Standard & Poor's raises Skuld's outlook to positive after breakdown of merger negotiations.
  • L&T picks its spot
    Indian shipbuilding group goes for Kakinada on east coast for big new yard.
  • Norwegians take two
    Sandfrakt and Eide Marine have been busy in second-hand market.
  • Huge leap for CMES
    Shares surge 70% as Chinese tanker and bulk owner makes stock market debut.
  • BW opts for lay-up
    Bergesen gas offshoot puts four VLGCs into semi-retirement off Fujairah.
  • Skuld bounces back
    Douglas Jacobsohn led P&I club sets highly competitive 2.5% general increase after merger rebuff.
  • Up for Ultrapetrol
    Menendez family operation enjoys turnaround after rating improves and shares finally breach launch price.
  • Boluda banks more
    Spanish shipbuilder expects up to 15% jump in 2006 revenues after expanding into France.
  • Hoegh signs Vietnam deal
    Long-mooted co-operation between Vinashin and Hoegh Autoliners kicks off with order for quartet.
  • Profits up at GOG
    Golden Ocean Group's third quarter results increase by over 60% compared to a year ago.
  • Grimaldi shocked at Stora move
    Italian group trying to take over Finnlines can't understand why paper producer sold stake to hedge funds.
  • Jinhui returns to Oshima
    Hong Kong handymax owner orders another bulker at Japanese yard taking buying tally to 15 ships.
  • Goldenport buys boxship
    Paris Drgnis outfit picks up 20-year-old sub-panamax containership from Japan's K Line.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Höegh Autoliners orders car carriers from Vietnam
  • ESPMC-WITASS to bring forward rate restoration
  • MacAndrews opens French agency
  • Horizon Lines appoints Flynn, Down to board
  • DHL announces 2007 rate increases
  • IATA: Air freight growth at 1-year low
  • Cargolux to add fifth weekly flight to Budapest
  • CN, Harrison agrees to one-year contract extension
  • GAO upholds Defense Department's 3PL contract process
  • U.S., Lebanon strengthen trade relations
  • FMC nixes settlement with NVOs
  • New penalties for gate violations kick in next week
  • New York-New Jersey port budget focuses on air, trade center projects
  • Tank farm and New York-New Jersey port in lease dispute

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Statoil hires Maersk semisubmersible
    Statoil ' through its subsidiary Statoil Gulf of Mexico ' has hired a type DSS 21 deepwater semisubmersible from Maersk Contractors for ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 1, 2006
  • Concern over California distillate sulphur levels
    Marine diesel oil may not be usable in auxiliary engines to comply with impending fuel regulations.
  • More expansion for SEACARD
    Spot market available for online buyers from next year.
  • Cepsa expands bunker supply operations to Malta
    Spanish bunker supplier describes new offer as a 'first step' in world-wide development.
  • Korean players put 'bad month' behind them
    Bunker prices in South Korea have been tumbling as supplies return to starved market.
  • Barge detention halts IFO380 supply in Kandla
    Barge expected back in the next week but meanwhile enquires have gone unquoted.
  • New player entering the Baltic bunker market
    Already active in distillate sales, new entrant also plans to offer LSFO later.
  • Loading congestion reported in Rotterdam
  • Asian shipowners welcome new anti-piracy initiative
    ASEAN shipowners association also supports sulphur caps but questions the ability by refineries to supply.
  • Hong Kong: Congestion at terminals, 180 cst tight
    Market situation expected to improve latest next week

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