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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 6, 2006
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  • Maersk eyes new terminal projects in S-E Asia
    DANISH shipping giant AP Moeller-Maersk is looking for new terminal projects in South-east Asia - likely Indonesia or Vietnam - but is not interested in operating a terminal in Singapore, its regional chief executive said yesterday.
  • Boeing extends fast Connexion service to ships
    A satellite-based, high-speed system pioneered by Boeing Co that enables travellers to use the Internet from aircraft, is now being extended to commercial shipping by the US aircraft maker.
  • Triton Container looking for buyer
    TRITON Container International Ltd, the shipping container company owned by the Pritzker family, is up for sale and may fetch as much as US$2.5 billion, according to sources.
  • S Korea sets up task force to free captured trawler
  • Hyundai Mipo wins Dubai tankers deal

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 6, 2006
  • Dalian seeks HK$2b from HK listing
  • China Merchants to invest US$37 million in ports
  • TNWA offers 4 more Asia-Europe services with Grand Alliance
  • NOL's YTD revenues rise 10pc to US$247m
  • Yang Ming reorganises company structure
  • UPS CEO slams state of US transport system
  • Qantas opens distribution centre in Sydney
  • Korean Air and Kenya Airways begin codeshare flights
  • TNT receives special recognition in France

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • Rail4chem to transport natural gas from Russia to Germany
  • UTi Worldwide continues growth in 2005
  • EU ministers agree on EU drivers licence

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • US maritime security shambles
  • Confusion over Somali tanker "hijacking"
  • GL's 50th at Guangzhou Wengchong
  • NOS and Imarex defend merger
  • MOL boxship blaze

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • USCG and FBI need to resolve turf issues
  • Alaska's IFA gets second ferry
  • Competition inspectors swoop on Color Line

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • New ramp tower opens at Sea-Tac Airport
  • Department of Transportation looking for colleges/universities
  • Land Use committee meeting for Portland Airport rescheduled
  • NASSCO teams with Daewoo to construct Jones Act vessels
  • Wood products group predicts decline in lumber demand for 2006

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 6, 2006
  • Don't be wooed by Korea, says Saadé
    CMA CGM chairman Jacques Saadé warned his fellow container line operators yesterday to be "very careful" before allowing themselves to be tempted by proposals from Korean shipbuilders to place orders for 12,000 teu vessels for delivery after 2010.
  • Hadjieleftheriadis steps down after 40 years
    ELETSON Corp co-founder Gregory Hadjieleftheriadis has withdrawn from the Greek-based product tanker specialist after 40 years, retiring from the board of all Eletson group companies and selling his stake in the firm to his partners.
  • Nordbank ownership change opens door to IPO
    HSH Nordbank, the world's largest ship financing institution, is set to see a change in its ownership structure and might face an initial public offering.
  • FBI under fire over anti-terror liaison with USCG
    A US federal audit believes 'significant interagency conflict and confusion' would mar efforts to quickly respond to a port or maritime domain terrorist incident and has laid much of the onus for change on the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • MOL Initiative under tow
    THE 3,780 teu MOL container ship MOL Initiative is safely under tow afdter suffering an engineroom fire off Japan's northern main island of Hokkaido on Monday morning
  • India to boost wheat stocks
    INDIA will import around 2M tonnes of wheat to augment buffer stocks, with international tenders to be floated in the next two weeks
  • India to rein back iron ore exports
    INDIA'S steel minister Ram Vilas Paswan has called for restrictions on the export of iron ore to help domestic steel companies
  • Al-Dana master charged with manslaughter
    MANAMA has detained a Bahrain businessman for interrogation and charged the master of the traditional dhow al-Dana with manslaughter for willful neglect
  • CMA CGM posts strong results
    STRONG 2005 results for leading French box operator CMA CGM reflect healthy growth in company profits, turnover, containers carried and extent of services
  • Deutsche profits keep rising
    DEUTSCHE Bank Shipfinancing is seeing a continued lucky streak with another increase in profitability and lending volumes
  • Transneft links Black Sea oil to Greek pipeline
  • New corporate image for CCNI
  • Sahel signals Tunisia-Italy trade
  • PONL will not quit Singapore
  • Logistics is still China's weakest link
  • Somali pirates hijack trawler, evade navies

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • DHS to launch Secure Freight pilot
    Department of Homeland Security to launch pilot program for the Secure Freight Initiative sometime before the end of 2006, official says.
  • Basham says he plans no major changes for Customs
  • U.S. stiffens C-TPAT rules
  • No panacea for security: RILA
  • Seattle port nabs box stowaways
  • Asia nations primed for investment, say trade officials
  • New Europe service for Charleston
  • Yang Ming service links North, South America
  • Triton Containers on the block
  • Greenbrier earnings soar

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • CMA CGM head urges strategic investment, not mega-ships
    CMA CGM today reported 13% increased consolidated net profits, but chairman Jacques Saad' warned 2006 would not be as 'flourishing', and urged strategic investment, including terminals, but not mega-ships.
  • Grindrod joins Mersey Docks' Mozambique consortium
    South African shipping company Grindrod has acquired a 12.24% share in the concession running Maputo port in Mozambique for an undisclosed amount.
  • Key players' indecision keeps charter market flat
  • CMA CGM strengthens plans to be global niche-operator
  • Second Thai terminal stake not the end of AP Moller's SE Asian investments
  • Semblog shareholders face tough choices as Toll snaps up majority stake
  • New Aceh port will revitalise economy
  • Gwangyang sets record month as incentives pay off

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • Triton in sell-off bid?
    US container leaser Triton is keeping mum about a proposed Goldman Sachs-led sale of the company.
  • NOL mulls sale-leaseback
    World's sixth-largest boxship line may sell all to free up cash flow through Singaporean investment trust.
  • Miller joins Galbraiths
    Revolving door of tanker brokers sees ex-Braemar man emerge at competitor.
  • Not just tankers
    EA Gibsons says it is more than a one-trick pony as firm seeks to rebuild after Monday's broker walk-out.
  • Fredriksen grabs last fish stake?
    Fjord Seafood says Norwegian's Pan Fish to make full takeover offer.
  • Rotterdam profit sky high
    Rotterdam port posts vastly improved profit on the back of increased cargo volumes and no repeat of the costly 'RMD affair'.
  • Virus strikes CalMac ferry
    Vomiting bug puts Caledonian Isles out of service for two days in Scotland.
  • MMM to sell three more
    Malaysian owner to offload more tonnage as even bigger loss announced for second quarter.
  • Vinnen hit by boycott
    German containership on charter to Safmarine caught in Bremerhaven by unions in flag-of-convenience campaign.
  • Rasmussen weighs Norden options
    Norwegian group could build on its 20% holding in Danish owner as rival Torm mulls exit.
  • B+H cleared for take-off
    US tanker owner ready for secondary listing in Oslo after selling 20,000 shares to local investors.
  • Coal fuels Vizag volume rise
    The Indian port of Vizag bags cargo increase with coal the prime performer.
  • No let-up in Somali piracy
    Somalia continues to feature prominently on the International Maritime Bureau (IMB)'s list of piracy hotspots.
  • Goldenport trades up
    Greek bulker and boxship owner sees shares rise in first hour of debut on London Stock Exchange.
  • CMA CGM strikes profit
    French container shipping company CMA CGM sees its growing fleet add costs and profit in 2005.
  • Indian ship released
    Somali pirates rumoured to have received $25,000 to set free cargoship hijacked in February.
  • Gregory goes
    One of the biggest names in shipping, Gregory Hadjieleftheriadis, is leaving Eletson, the tanker owner he co-founded 40 years ago.
  • Spar delivers profit punch
    Fleet renewal reaps reward for Bergen's Spar Shipholding as profit hits $46m.
  • Volumes rise at NOL
    Singapore liner firm sees 20% spike in containers handled, but analyst still downgrades stock.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • China Shipping raises Europe/Med to Asia rates
  • Zim to start Israel/Adriatic feeder
  • Canada makes first payment to IMO security program
  • A.P. Moller names "Georg Maersk"
  • Tropical Shipping opens Grenada facility
  • International air freight on the up
  • FedEx wants rid of supermajority vote requirement
  • American's freight volumes down 1.9% in March
  • U.S. lumber industry praises WTO decision on Canadian softwood
  • Verucci Motorcycles seeks $3.8 million in damages from OTI
  • FMC reviews 9 OTI license applications
  • Sanborn to head new Americas office for DP World

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • One more Drill-MAX to Stena
    Stena Drilling has ordered a sister vessel to the drill ship ordered last year from Samsung Heavy Industries in south ...
  • Color Line raided by competition authorities
    The EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA), assisted by The Norwegian Competition Authority (Konkurransetilsynet) yesterday raided Color Line's headquarters in Oslo and ...
  • Fredericia dock in dock at Munkebo
    Fredericia Skibsværft has signed up with Odense Staalskibsværft for the use of a drydock at the site in Munkebo in ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 5, 2006
  • Port receives clean air award
    EPA recognising Seattle for its efforts to improve air quality in the region.
  • DOE & API at a glance: This week's key US inventory figures
  • IMAREX: NOS merger will increase liquidity, improve transparency
    Companies merging ownership to form integrated trading and clearing platform.
  • Outlook still murky as SECAs loom
    On the eve of the first SECA, leading Swedish supplier Stena Oil fears only the most conscientious owners will be ready to comply.
  • Softeness continues to supress Rotterdam activity
  • Bunker trader leaves O.W. Bunker Far East (Singapore)
  • World oil consumption needs to slow down
    Relentless consumption for oil may surpass output capacity from Saudi Arabia.
  • New Mangalore Port plans to expand bunkers
    Plans to create bunkering facilities are part of a larger expansion project.






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