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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2006
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  • Pondicherry may host India's first international cruise hub
    THE south-eastern Indian port city of Pondicherry is in 'serious talks' with several international cruise operators to help establish a cruise hub there.
  • Sick passengers show symptoms of norovirus
    TWO separate Caribbean cruises ended their trips after 211 people came down with the same gastrointestinal illness.
  • Chinese ports to handle 16% more cargo this year
    CHINESE ports are expected to be the busiest in the world for a fourth consecutive year as the country's trade booms, an industry newspaper reported.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2006
  • Hanjin Shipping to sell terminals in Japan and Taiwan
  • Port of Tacoma saves US$5.3m in interest from bond refinancing
  • CIMC moves to purchase Netherlands-based Burg Industries
  • Port Qasim set to grow by 2010
  • Horizon, AP Moeller Maersk extend agreements
  • Chittagong feeder operators likely to review freight charge hike
  • Lufthansa orders more A340-600 aircraft
  • TNT boosts global coverage for Economy Express product
  • Astar Air Cargo pilots take action over new contract delays

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2006
  • T. S. Dubai makes maiden call at JNP as part of Hyper Galex service
  • RCL stakes claim as 1st feeder operator to call at all 3 JNP terminals
  • A.P. Moller-Maersk & Teekay Shipping establish Swift Tankers
  • New milestone for Luka Koper
  • Maersk Line to reduce bunker charges from Europe to China
  • Ecu-Line Antwerp adds new string to Australia services
  • Oceania VSA streamlines WC Australia-NZ Service
  • Dalian Port, NYK & China Shipping plan container venture
  • Horizon Lines extends Maersk agreements
  • France keen on close business ties with India
  • IMC, PAIiIZ sign MoU for cooperation
  • VCT positioning itself as ideal gateway for Nagpur ex-im cargo
  • Hyderabad co. plans 3 jetties on West Coast
  • Next-generation Boeing joins AI Express fleet
  • Service tax collections up by 64 pc to Rs 13,357 cr.
  • KVIC to get deemed epc status
  • TUFS vital to maintain competitive edge in textile exports, stresses Texprocil
  • Botswana President to address meet today

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • Etihad Airways head of freight Roessler resigns
  • APL expanding Baltic feeder service
  • European airlines freight volumes grow in 2006
  • Kombiverkehr launches new Duisburg/Wuppertal-Nürnberg train
  • Christian Salvesen reports 2006 interim results

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • DP World finds buyer for U.S. port operations
  • BV to sweeten offer for GL
  • Jurong to build $500 million semisubmersible

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • Port of Warden nets state dollars for biodiesel production facility
  • Coast Guard issues reminder of deadline for certain EPIRBs
  • Alaska/Horizon airlines expanding Portland flights
  • US announces first phase of Secure Freight Initiative
  • MOL starts seafarer training at Russian maritime academy

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2006
  • DP World sells US terminals to AIG
    American International Group, the world's largest insurer, has won the race for DP World's US marine terminals, which sparked a political furore in Washington after the Dubai group acquired them as part of the takeover of P&O.
  • Shell yields Sakhalin II control to Gazprom
    SHELL has offered to cede control of its $22bn Sakhalin II oil and liquefied natural gas project to Russian state-controlled Gazprom, in a bid to ensure that production begins on schedule next year.
  • P&I storm brews as marine claims hit all-time high
    MAJOR marine liability claims are running at an all-time high across the board, a leading P&I club has warned.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • Insurance group AIG takes P&O assets
    DUBAI 11 December ' DP World has sold its US terminal assets to the American International Group (AIG) Global Investment Group, which will operate the former P&O ports terminals under a newly-created subsidiary
  • Active storm season forecast for 2007
    HURRICANE forecasters, whose prognostications missed the mark in 2006, are again projecting an active storm season for 2007
  • Shareholders sue Top
    A CLASS action lawsuit has been filed against Top Tankers, CEO Evangelos Pistiolis and CFO Stamatios Tsantanis, alleging violations of federal securities laws
  • Morgan Stanley to boost shipping involvement
    FOLLOWING its move into bulk shipping charters last summer, the investment bank Morgan Stanley is planning more such business, according to a Reuters report
  • Infected Freedom delays cruise
  • Coast Guard aids two distressed vessels
  • Toxic drums drifting off France
  • BV to raise bid for GL
  • Precious offloads Treasury Shares
  • MOL signs with Novorossiysk academy
  • SNCM awaits Corsica award

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • AIG buys DP World's U.S. terminals
    World's largest insurer to buy former P&O cargo operations in 23 locations, including Newark (left), from ports arm of Dubai government.
  • Harbors and waterways bill fails to pass
  • NOL average container revenue continues slide
  • Vitarana and Yeager honored with Connie Awards
  • Yangshan lures foreign firms
  • India mulls CSI entry
  • Amazon trade route proposed
  • Scandlines set for sale
  • Lufthansa cargo rebounds
  • India, Pakistan sign sea pact
  • NYK chief joins Panama Canal advisory board
  • TBS expands fleet
  • UTi to restate earnings

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • Updated: DP World sells US facilities
    DP World said today that it has disposed of its four former P&O Port's terminals in the US to AIG Global Investment Group.
  • Tensions rise as army is brought in to keep the peace in Bangladesh
    Bangladesh President Iajuddin Ahmed has deployed the army to maintain order across the country after his interim government failed to end lingering political unrest over electoral reforms.
  • CMA CGM gets interim order aimed at silencing Jacque's brother Johnny
  • PSAI step into Gwadar following DPW's exit from the tender
  • NOL says volumes continue to go up and revenues down
  • SITC and Namsung to expand China/Japan/South Korea loops
  • IMC Group to build US$50m port on Dalian's Changxing Island

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • 'Selling? Not me'
    George Economou tells TradeWinds he is putting his DryShips shares in the safe for the next three or four years.
  • Waiting for Villy!
    Torm share price wilts through a long day as market watches self imposed decision deadline pass.
  • Danaos wins a renewal
    New York-listed Danaos Corp has announced the charter of its 3,129-teu YM Milano for an additional 18 months.
  • DP sells ports to AIG
    Furore over ownership of terminals brought to an end as Dubai group signs deal with American financial services giant.
  • TBS fleet grows again
    Joe Royce's TBS International has bought another ship to bring its fleet of tweendeckers and bulkers to 35.
  • YCK touts for business
    Sarawak yard brandishes NK welding certificate and targets more oil and gas work.
  • No move for Premuda
    Italy's Navigazione Montanari denies big loan to be used to snap up tanker owning compatriot.
  • Derecktor builds for Bermuda
    Derecktor Shipyards of Connecticut, US, will build a second catamaran ferry for the government of Bermuda.
  • Aging LPG fetches $60m
    An aging LPG carrier is set to net BW Gas and two other parties a good profit.
  • India, Pakistan get it together
    Long-awaited shipping protocol to be signed this week, boosting trade between troubled neighbours.
  • Denholm Barwil expands
    Anglo Norwegian port agency Denholm Barwil is acquiring the South Coast UK agency business from Imerys.
  • TUI wants AIDA business
    Tourist group in talks with Carnival to market US owner's German cruise brand.
  • Only two for Hong Kong
    Port state checks in Hong Kong result in only two detentions during November, including a MISC containership.
  • Freedom struck again
    Royal Caribbean cruise giant Freedom of the Seas hit by norovirus for third consecutive time.
  • Unity Line heading to Trelleborg
    Polish Steamship's ferry operation to expand with another Swedish run.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • Japan follows Europe's lead to review liner conferences
  • APL's volume up, revenue down
  • APL announces layoffs in Oakland
  • Takeover battle for Germanischer Lloyd heats up
  • Burg, CIMC merger rekindled
  • Maersk to cut calls on NASA loop
  • Maersk, Teekay to establish product tankers joint venture
  • Maersk to ask for Chittagong Feeder Additional Cost
  • OOCL to lower inland UK fuel surcharge
  • Lufthansa Cargo ramping up security
  • United's cargo down 1.7% in November
  • BNSF raises rates 6%
  • 109th Congress wraps up trade bill before heading out
  • CBP seeks makeover for ultimate consignee, manufacturer terms
  • Investcorp, Hicks acquiring majority of Greatwide Logistics
  • Senate confirms Keenum to lead USDA's farm and foreign ag services
  • Shapiro appoints Morris as Norfolk branch manager
  • DP World sells U.S. terminals to AIG
  • Competition Commission: Merger would harm Liverpool competition
  • Maryland Port Administration teams with Suez Canal Authority

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • Norwegian gas ferries difficult to dock
    Transport company Fjord1 built five gas ferries at NOK 1.2 billion and the State Road Authority (Statens Vegvesen) where modified ...
  • Danish ship caught in oil spil at sea
    The Danish palletcarrier Bornholm was caught in illegal discharge of oil at sea Friday. While sailing on one of its ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2006
  • US confirms SECA study timetable
    MARPOL legislation going through consent phase as EPA considering SECA plans.
  • Malta fears for yacht refuelling business
    "Abramovich might want to go to Tunisia for cheaper fuel," says supplier.
  • Argus to compete with Platts on pricing methodology
    Argus Media to introduce two daily 30-minute fuel oil trading sessions in Europe beginning 2007.
  • Collision causes bunker spill
    Punctured fuel tank causes 'reasonably serious spillage'.
  • Congestion continues in Rotterdam
  • UK bunker supplier sees volumes grow
    PBI confident it can meet low sulphur fuel demand.
  • Bunker oil residue requires attention
    Yet to be removed bunker oil residue affects five villages in the Guimaras area in the Philippines.
  • Aegean shares up 14% on debut
    Share price traded up more than $2 on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday.

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