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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 11, 2006
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  • Local logistics companies need strategic alliances
    LOCAL logistics companies need to rise to the challenge of consolidation in the logistics industry by forming strategic alliances with other players or they run the risk of being nudged out of the competition, warned Trade and Industry Minister Lim Hng Kiang yesterday.
  • 22 Chinese stowaways detained in Seattle
    TWENTY-two Chinese stowaways, believed to be part of a human smuggling ring, were discovered at the US west coast Port of Seattle last week after spending 15 days in a 40-foot container which originated in Shanghai.
  • Dalian Port seeks HK$2.2b IPO to expand berths
    DALIAN Port Co, operator of China's biggest oil terminal, plans to sell shares to Hutchison Whampoa Ltd and three other strategic investors in its initial public offering, said bankers familiar with the plan.
  • Egypt widens blame for ferry disaster

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 11, 2006
  • Hanjin Shipping reshuffles China, Southwest services
  • Dongnama fixes trade with intra-Asia service
  • HKSC survey reveals strong opposition to OnePort eRT service
  • Fire on MOL container vessel doused after six days
  • CMA CGM seeks to expand Asia-Africa business
  • MICT starts weighing export boxes
  • MOL appoints C Europe agent
  • FedEx to implement 6pc general rate hike
  • Avion Group orders 4 converted Boeing freighters
  • UK firm sells 20pc stake in Airbus to EADS

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Evergreen enhances online services
  • Emirates and Etihad top cargo airlines
  • GLS offers new guaranteed 24-hour service
  • BLG secures additional logistics space for Tchibo

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • MacAndrews talks Kursiu Linija well advanced
  • EIB lends euros50m for Turkish ferries
  • Skaugen's "satisfactory" Q1
  • Seaarland and Nordic in JV
  • MOL Initiative fire out

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Conferees torpedo wind farm

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Greenbrier Companies releases second fiscal quarter numbers
  • Trade with Chile up following free trade pact
  • Port Angeles Coast Guard crew earns top food service award
  • Mitsui container vessel reports engine room fire
  • Maersk Line adds new Intra-Asia service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 11, 2006
  • Lacklustre IPO dents Omega's tanker ambition
    OMEGA Navigation Enterprises, the latest Greek firm to jump on to the initial public offering bandwagon, suffered immediate price setbacks in New York and Singapore after its issue floated at a lower price than was hoped for.
  • Appeal Court backs North Star ruling
    AN APPEAL Court judge has called for the a change in the law to oblige shipowners to make full disclosures to insurers when seeking cover.
  • Box cargo fireball engulfs workers
    TWO terminal staff were in a critical condition yesterday after being seriously injured when a fireball erupted as one of them opened the door of a 40ft container at a Hong Kong box depot.
  • Team reveals how it recovered the data from al Salam Boccaccio 98
    THE team that recovered the voyage data recorder from the ferry al Salam Boccaccio 98 , which sank with the loss of 1,000 lives in the Red Sea in February, yesterday told how the operation was undertaken, writes David Osler .
  • Resolution to aid UK wind farms
    CENTRICA Renewable Energy has chartered MV Resolution for two years to install facilities at two UK offshore wind farms.
  • Stream in Nigeria LNG project deal
    STREAM, the joint venture between Spain's Repsol YPF and Gas Natural, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Nigerian government to develop a major liquefied natural gas project in the West African country.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Poetic justice for magic pipe engineer
    THE chief engineer of the container ship MSC Elena was sentenced to two months in jail on Friday for his role in orchestrating an oil dumping scheme aboard his vessel
  • Jamian quits MarAd post
    JOHN Jamian, acting boss of the US Maritime Administration, has told his staff that he will be leaving the post in less than a month
  • Golar LNG buys into Australian major
    JOHN Fredriksen-controlled gas carrier company Golar LNG has agreed to acquire up to 23M shares in Perth, Western Australia-based Liquefied Natural Gas Ltd
  • Trouble-free peak season expected
    THE US National Retail Federation is forecasting that the 2006 peak season for container imports will be even less congested than the surprisingly trouble-free 2005 period
  • Finnlines forecast sends shares sliding
    SHARES in Finnish liner operator Finnlines dropped today on an announcement by CEO Antti Lagerroos that first quarter and full year profits are unlikely to match 2005
  • India bows to foreign officer plea
    INDIA'S Directorate General of Shipping has bowed to pressure from major operators and will allow Indian-flagged ships to employ foreign officers on board their vessels
  • Attica concludes Superfast ship sale
  • Chennai explores Malaysia options
  • MOL Initiative fire extinguished
  • Passengers injured as ferry hits whale
  • HUBLine reports record profit

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • China logistics seen improving
    Upgraded logistics and third-party logistics providers making it easier for international shippers to negotiate transport services to and from China.
  • China revaluation to drive global manufacturing shift: Analyst
  • Global warming expected to top U.S.-China relations
  • "The Box That Changed The World" tells containerization story
  • New C-TPAT rules worry truckers
  • Elections could boost stricter air-cargo security
  • CMA CGM unit talking Baltics short-sea buy
  • Trans-Atlantic lines hold fuel, currency charges unchanged
  • Westbound trans-Pacific lines raise veggie rates

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • MacAndrews make move across the harbour at Gdynia as market loosens up
    MacAndrews/CMA CGM have moved their Gdynia vessel-calls across the harbour to the HPH Gdynia Container Terminal, as the Polish market's commercial feeder alliance also loosens.
  • Fisherman missing following boxship collision
    NYK Line's Santa Monica collided with a fishing boat at 04:45am Japanese time today (GMT 7.45pm on Sunday, April 9) near Miyagi Prefecture in Japan.
  • All-clear for ARG sale opens way for PN rival
  • MOL engine fire extinguished
  • Restrictions on Argentine meat exporters hit volumes
  • Commission cautious over Czech plan to invest in rolling-stock
  • China Shipping raises China-Europe/Mediterranean rates
  • Hanjin to re-organise China/Korea-WCNA loop
  • Kombiverkehr takes over Conliner in Rotterdam
  • COSCO receive 8,204TEU newbuilding
  • K Line fixes West Australian shuttle
  • MOL appoints agent in Central/Eastern Europe

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Graig newbuild cracked?
    The first in a long series of open-hatch bulkers under construction in Vietnam is said to have partially sunk upon launch.
  • Frank chills with O'Reilly
    Sovcomflot co-operation deal with Chevron may be extended into ice class tanker operations.
  • NYK ship in collision
    Search and rescue operation underway after trawler involved in incident capsizes.
  • Baltic ups buy back
    London shipping exchange raises share offer as it scrapes into profit.
  • One dead in Ugland blaze
    Fire on-board Ugland-managed vessel leaves one dead and another seriously injured.
  • Nordic in Zacchello joint venture
    Denmark's Nordic Tankers colours IPO prospects with new products-carrier joint venture with the Zacchello Group.
  • Union cuts LNG deal?
    Meba boss Ron Davis is endorsing a BHP terminal project in California in hopes of putting his union members back on the bridge of LNG carriers.
  • Four missing off Shanghai
    Collision between Korean containership and Chinese tug leaves four missing off Shanghai.
  • Golar grabs Ozzie gas stake
    Shares in Australia's Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (LNGL) give Golar longer LNG reach.
  • Petrakakos loses appeal
    London court upholds ruling that fraud proceedings had to be disclosed to war risk underwriters.
  • Skaugen profit lost in fog
    Tough weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico put a cloud over Norwegian shipowner Skaugen's first-quarter profit.
  • Finnlines profit warning
    Share price tumbles as tough freight market hits first quarter result.
  • Hanjin rejigs
    Korean liner firm is reshuffling two Pacific services to accommodate growth in Chinese volumes.
  • MOL ship fire extinguished
    Firefighters succeed in near week-long battle to put out engine room fire on containership.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Singapore outlines block exemption plans
  • Jamian to leave MarAd on May 1
  • Hanjin to change Asia/Pacific Southwest services
  • Zim to connect Port of Tampa, U.S. Gulf to Asia
  • MacAndrews confirms talks with Kursiu Linija
  • Wan Hai, Evergreen, Hapag-Lloyd to start China/India loop
  • Fire put out on MOL ship
  • India, Sri Lanka, Korea sign up to antipiracy program
  • World Air requests another Nasdaq extension
  • FedEx Freight hikes rates 5.95%
  • CSXI again routing cross-country through New Orleans
  • Wal-Mart changes logistics team
  • Kuehne + Nagel to manage Hella's China operations
  • Standard & Poor's monitors Hutchison Whampoa
  • Port of Singapore ahead of Hong Kong after two months
  • Port of Marseilles seeking to increase north/south trade
  • MTC de Mexico opens Mexico City office

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 10, 2006
  • Cruise season starts without 1.5% agreement
    Port authorities unable to secure low-sulphur fuel commitment from cruise lines for 2006 summer season.
  • 'Poetic justice' in jail term for magic pipe offence
    US court handing down jail time for MSC Elena chief engineer after company receives record fine.
  • Oil markets 'spooked' by reports on US/Iran tensions
    Oil prices surged after reports that the US is mulling military action against Iran, while supply concerns persist in Iraq/Nigeria.
  • Indian 380 cst fuel oil on offer
    Indian refiner has issued a tender to sell monthly cargoes of product said to suit marine fuels market.
  • IMAREX: Bunker fuel derivative trading shows promising Q1 growth
    The total nominal value of bunker fuel oil contracts traded in March rose 39% against February.
  • ARA barge operator launches ninth newbuild
    Naming ceremony taking place today for the latest new-generation bunker barge to join ARA fleet.
  • Rotterdam market firm ahead of Midday

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