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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2006
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  • Royal Caribbean to launch 5 regional cruises
    ROYAL Caribbean International, one of three cruise lines planning to use Singapore as a home port, has announced its schedule of five regional cruises.
  • Dalian Port, NYK plan container venture
    DALIAN Port Company, operator of China's biggest crude oil terminal, Nippon Yusen KK and China Shipping Co agreed to form a venture to build container berths in Dalian to tap the country's rising sea cargo demand.
  • Hanjin, Kawasaki Kisen enter stake swap deal
    SOUTH Korea's top shipping firm Hanjin Shipping Co and Japan's third-largest shipping firm Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd entered a stake swap deal to strengthen an existing alliance, the companies said yesterday.
  • Shipping firm will use SkySail to conserve fuel

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2006
  • Haffa welcomes Hong Kong's decision to shelve GST
  • TT Club to cover against bio-chemical terror attacks on maritime industry
  • China, US to enhance logistics co-operation
  • SITC inaugurates direct Qinhuangdao-Japan service
  • Greek ports on strike over privatisation of operations
  • Congolese port delegation discusses electronic tracking
  • ICTSI's Gydnia terminal awaits delivery of two quay cranes
  • Oasis airlines wins nod to fly over Russian airspace
  • FedEx hikes rates by 4.9pc in 2007 - highest since 1998
  • Russian-owned AirBridge finalises deal to buy Boeing 747-8 Freighters

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2006
  • No dismantling SS Norway for now-SC
  • Adanis' move to create bunkering hub in Gulf of Kutch
  • Israelis mean business
  • Maya Sinha given addl charge as Chairperson, JNPT
  • GMB invites EoIs for multi-purpose port terminal at Dahej
  • Paradip posts steepest monthly spurt in cargo handling at 44 pc in Nov.
  • Port workers observe World Aids Day
  • FDI cap in air cargo sector to be hiked steeply
  • Punjab Conware CFS near JNP attracts several bidders for O&M contract
  • EOUs & SEZs seek extended tax holiday, CST waiver
  • AIAI felicitating French business delegation today

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2006
  • CMA CGM upgrading Tour du Monde Panama direct service
  • More Bmibaby flights from Birmingham
  • Mons S. Bolin new owner of Obas
  • C.H. Robinson acquires Indian service providers

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2006
  • Russian unions set to merge
  • Quintana pays CMB US$92.5m for capesize newbuilding
  • Skaugen in newbuilding sale and leaseback deal

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • EC approves state aid for Maersk's German shipyard
  • Yantai Raffles to build jackup
  • Newbuild anchor handler bought for conversion
  • TT Club offers "dirty bomb" insurance
  • Keppel FELS books $371 million rig order

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • Olympia Port Commission approves budget for 2007
  • Bellingham waterfront redevelopment nets funds from new Washington source
  • Corps closing Bonneville Lock for underwater inspection
  • Horizon Lines extends agreement with Maersk
  • BNSF works with Columbia Grain to expand Carter, Montana facility

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 7, 2006
  • James Fisher buys Everard to create Britain's largest marine services group
    JAMES Fisher is splashing out more than '50m ($95m) for rival product tanker operator FT Everard in a takeover which will create a fleet of about 30 vessels within what is set to be the largest British-owned shipping and marine services group.
  • Svitzer shown no Mersey by Adsteam regulatory blow
    DANISH towage and salvage group Svitzer Marine may be forced to dispose of some of its activities in Liverpool in order to buy Australia's Adsteam Marine.
  • Fury at rise in British fuel duty
    Chancellor Gordon Brown's decision to increase British fuel duty with immediate effect was yesterday blasted as "a breach of faith" by the Freight Transport Association, writes David Osler .
  • Nordic Tankers brings in heavy hitting Danish duo
    COPENHAGEN b'rs hopeful Nordic Tankers of Holstebro has lured two Danish shipping heavyweights to its boardroom as further orders grow its fleet to 12 vessels.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • James Fisher buys FT Everard
    LONDON 06 December ' James Fisher, the UK-based ship owner and marine service provider, has acquired product tanker owner FT Everard for £23.7M ($46.6M) in a move that will boost Fisher's fleet and generate "strong and reliable cash flows over the medium term".
  • Wilhelmsen sets up bunker venture
    WILHELMSEN Bunkers is moving into the UK market via a joint venture with Premier Marine Fuels. Full story
  • MidEast shipping still buoyant
    MIDDLE East shipping and ports have seen steady growth over the past five years despite geopolitical tension, the Seatrade conference was told yesterday. Full story
  • Stern warning for Caribbean nations
    CARIBBEAN nations will only thrive if maritime trade can shrug off bureaucracy, Customs slowdowns and inadequate security, conference delegates have been warned. Full story
  • Key Congressmen focus on security
  • Crew rescued as Mighty Servant sinks
  • Guilty seafarers await sentencing
  • Disappointment for Indian owners
  • Boluda eyes Marseilles' dock 10
  • Liverpool snag for Adsteam takeover
  • Migrant Watch: US/Caribbean

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • Box traffic slows, but still up on 2005
    Latest survey shows container traffic at U.S. ports slowing down after record peak season, but most ports will continue to show growth from a year ago.
  • "K" Line, Hanjin in reciprocal stock buy
  • JoC parent buys OAG
  • Bayport sets test run
  • FedEx ups ground rates 4.9%
  • EU trade chief wants pacts with emerging nations
  • Intermarine route links Asia with the Arabian Gulf
  • Airlines see belly cargo gain
  • Lessor cancels Airbus order
  • Box hub planned for Dahej

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • Updated: Dalian port to form JV with NYK and China Shipping to build RMB3bn box terminal
    NYK, China Shipping and Dalian Port Co. (PDA) are to develop a RMB3bn (US$400m) deepwater container terminal in Dalian.
  • Short period geared vessels prop up seasonally weak charter index
  • FTA says chancellor's pre-budget report is all stick and no carrot
  • Gunsan to launch new subsidy scheme next year
  • Hanjin and K Line in share swap to protect aagainst hostile takeovers
  • Competition Commission says Adsteam/SvitzerWijsmuller merger would create Liverpool monopoly
  • NZ, EC reach better butter accord
  • Imbituba to set terminal tender process in motion
  • OOCL allocates biggest ships to Australian trade

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • Texas twister
    Federal judge hands major legal win to Overseas Shipholding Group in OWS case, limits US criminal prosecution of record-book charges.
  • Teekay takes Skaugen newbuilds
    Canadian owner buys three LPG carriers being built in China and one from parent in deals worth $106m.
  • 'A ship passing every port'
    James Fisher promises savings and service with purchase of rival but remains mum about possible job losses.
  • DryShips lets oldie go
    Twenty-two- year-old capesize fetches almost $25m as company finally announces panamax purchase.
  • Maersk faces competition hitch
    UK finds Danish takeover of tug group Adsteam will affect services in Liverpool.
  • OSG pulls listing
    Tanker owner withdrawing from NYSE Arca exchange to avoid duplication and higher costs.
  • Dockwise ship sinks
    Cause of accident still a mystery as vessel goes down after discharging platform.
  • Fisher swallows Everard
    UK-listed tanker owner will pay '52m to take over rival saying synergies will fund expansion.
  • Skaugen sells oldie
    Norwegian owner continues fleet renewal with offloading of 24-year-old LPG ship.
  • ACM up on debut
    London broker's first day of trading sees share price jump 7%.
  • Montanari inks aframaxes
    Italian tanker owner heads back to China for two more $60m ships.
  • Bunker bedfellows
    Wilhelmsen Bunkers of Norway and Premier Marine Fuels of the UK to merge in New Year.
  • Tallink eyes Gotland run
    Estonian owner wants to use Silja ships on subsidised service to Swedish Baltic island.
  • Gdynia to pay debts
    Deal reportedly reached over money owed by Polish shipbuilder to Gdansk subsidiary.
  • TT offers terror cover
    Liner shipping mutual overcomes market exclusions to offer dirty bomb insurance.
  • Adani eyes ships
    Indian charterer wants panamax bulkers at it plans to step up coal imports.
  • Excelerate, Exmar name the day
    Date revealed for first delivery of LNG into the UK's new Teesside Gasport terminal.
  • SFL gets upgraded
    Standard & Poor's pushes ratings up a notch on Fredriksen-controlled ship finance company.
  • Share swap out East
    Far Eastern liner giants Hanjin and K Line agree to buy each other's stock to enhance market position.
  • GOC beefs up board
    Global Oceanic Carriers appoints two to its board as it details employment for latest additions.
  • NYK inks Dalian MOU
    Japanese owner to combine with Chinese interests to develop container terminal at Dayao Bay.
  • SembCorp wins Saudi deal
    Singapore yard group to build $180m self-elevating heavy-lift jack-up barge for Saudi Aramco.
  • Fulford ups Clarkson stake
    Richard Fulford-Smith picks up shares in UK shipbroker as stock sinks to two-year lows.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • China Shipping (Europe) boss wants more consolidation
  • "K" Line, Hanjin buying each other's shares
  • Torm conducts valuation amid takeover speculation
  • Look, ma! No doors!
  • DOT backs off airline ownership rule
  • BIS begins proposed China rule comments review
  • U.S. calls for more export access in Japan
  • Census, CBP "back to the meeting table" on mandatory AES
  • Increase in Israeli boycott activities noted from Iraq, Libya
  • TT Club to cover "dirty bombs"
  • BIS encourages voluntary self-disclosures of potential export errors
  • GAO reports poke holes in U.S. export information protections
  • Deemed export advisory group makes progress
  • Census teams prepare to meet with AES filers
  • U.S., Costa Rica agree on pocket fabric under CAFTA
  • FMC reviews 16 OTI license applications
  • FMC reviews 16 OTI license applications
  • Emirates' Khan: Terminal investment must match shipping
  • NYK, China Shipping in joint venture at Dalian Port

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • New large stockholders in Concordia Maritime
    Several hedge funds, with the Danish Mads Eg Gensmann's Parvus Asset Management as one of the largest, now controls 10 ...
  • Fast ferry Drammen-Boulogne autumn 2008
    UK operators Chikara Shipping is to operate the first fast ferry (a BGV ' Bateaux a Grande Vitesse) between Drammen in ...
  • DFDS sells the oldest ro-ro in the fleet
    LISCO Baltic in the DFDS Group has sold the ro-ro vessel Tor Neringa to a Latvian company for immediate ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2006
  • US oil inventory erosion continues
    Stocks of crude and key oil products decline even as imports recover and refineries boost output.
  • Antwerp refinery back on stream
    Fuel oil traders expect refinery to be offering product again on Friday.
  • EMSA strengthens oil spill response fleet
    Two more bunker tankers join European anti-pollution programme; further expansion planned.
  • Bunker spills contribute to worsening record
    The number of oil spills in Russian port is growing.
  • Shipping line diverts traffic to avoid Piraeus
    Bunker deliveries normal despite overtime ban, but worries remain.
  • Major bunker brokers join forces
    Wilhelmsen Bunkers and Premier Marine Fuels are merging to form firm with "high environmental awareness profile".
  • Rotterdam barge market continues quiet
  • High-seas re-fuelling to start in potential bunkering hub
    Indian firm to take delivery of barge and start high-seas bunkering in the Gulf of Kutch.
  • Oil prices slip slightly
    Oil prices fall on warmer weather forecast in the US, OPEC output doubts.
  • More bunker product heading to Singapore from Kuwait
    Kuwait Petroleum Corp has offered its fourth parcel into Singapore within a month.

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