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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2006
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  • Cosco to form US$98m JV in Tianjin
    COSCO Shipping Co, a unit of China's biggest shipping company, will form a US$98 million joint venture with its Hong Kong unit in Tianjin to expand business in northern China.
  • CVRD to develop 'Chinamax' ships
    BRAZILIAN miner Companhia Vale do Rio Doce, or CVRD, is working on a shipping cooperation with China's Shougang Group to cut transport costs and make CVRD's iron ore more competitive against its Australian rivals, a senior executive said.
  • Tighter security standards ahead
    A container ship, the 'Marie Maersk', being loaded with boxes on the docks of Port Elizabeth on Monday.
Strait Talk
  • Classification system: takeover battle highlights its evolution
    THE past few weeks have been interesting ones for the observers of the classification society scene, as French-based Bureau Veritas sought to take over German-based Germanischer Lloyd.
Port Shots
  • Port Shots
    SRI Lanka on Monday unveiled a US$1.2 billion plan to expand the island's main sea port to triple its container handling capacity, the Sri Lanka Ports Authority said.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2006
  • Shekou CT to merge into mega terminal on DP World sale
  • SITC Logistics to become mega transport entity in China
  • CMA-CGM reported bid for Wan Hai Lines takeover denied
  • NYK Shipmanagement opens training centre in Singapore
  • Port of Qinzhou to welcome 100,000 ton vessels in spring 2007
  • STL to open offices in India, Iran
  • Port of Napier sees box throughput rise 9pc in 2006
  • China Southern Airlines takes top award from Ascend
  • TNT opens global express hub in Penang
  • CH Robinson buys India forwarding companies

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2006
  • CMA CGM launches new EPIC II service between Europe, India & Pakistan
  • GE Shipping earmarks $ 380 m to acquire 9 product tankers
  • Varun Shipping acquires LPG carrier
  • T. N. Pandey retires from GE Shipping's Board
  • Essar Shipping to re-enter oil hunt with 14 rigs
  • Simatech & Sima Marine appoint Opal Shipping as Indian agent in Kandla & Mundra
  • Maritime University plan making progress-Baalu
  • ABG bags major repeat order from vroon Offshore b.v.
  • Orissa govt signs MoU with Chennai co. to develop Kirtania port on BOOT basis
  • Allcargo signs MoU with MP govt to set up 2 state-of-art ICDs
  • CII making determined bid to lure Japanese SMEs
  • AL firms allowed to export sugar

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • Van der Maarel joins Christian Salvesen
  • GL sold to Hamburg entrepreneur
  • Lufthansa orders Boeing aircraft
  • New Polish container train by PCC
  • Canadian National Railway investment budget for 2007
  • DKSH group opens new facility in Thailand
  • EU Parliament passes EUR 5 and 6 emissions standards

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • "Disappointed" BV concedes defeat over GL
  • NOS expands
  • Robberies in Angola, Argentina and Ghana
  • Strong 11 months for Marseilles
  • Umoe Schat-Harding buys hull cleaning firm

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • OSG to pay $37 million in pollution penalties
  • USCG rethinks Great Lakes live-fire training plan
  • Syncrolift for Techport Australia complex
  • Offshore SCORE up again

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 20, 2006
  • Owners back class societies over mutual recognition row
    SHIPOWNERS, shipbuilders and marine insurance interests have supported classification societies in their belief that the mutual recognition of equipment certificates issued by class will reduce safety.
  • OSG gets record $37m fine for oil offences
    OVERSEAS Shipholding Group has set a new record in oil dumping penalties stateside, agreeing to pay the US government more than $37m to settle a plethora of federal criminal cases.
  • ACP and ICS thrash out canal toll rises
    REPRESENTATIVES of the Panama Canal Authority have met with the International Chamber of Shipping for preliminary discussions on the issue of toll increases required to pay for a $5.25bn expansion of the waterway.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • Caribbean cruises falter further
    MIAMI 19 December ' Pricing for cruising's "bread and butter" Caribbean itineraries continues to fall, according to a new survey by AG Edwards analyst Tim Conder.
  • Denholm moves up in UK agency
    A NEW acquisition has taken Denholm Barwil, the agency arm of the J&J Denholm shipping group, into the top three UK agency groups, DB believes
  • Chevron adds US refining capacity
    CHEVRON USA has completed an upgrade to its Pascagoula, Mississippi, refinery, increasing capacity by 10% to more than 130,000 bpd
  • PNG service collapse bites Adsteam
    SHAREHOLDERS in a short-lived Papua New Guinea ferry service are suing two Adsteam Marine subsidiaries for US$106M, reportedly alleging breach of contract
  • Graig safeguard against skill shortage
    UK-based Graig Group is seeing the benefits of being involved in more than one Asian country
  • Filipinos want state cargoes
    SHIP owners in the Philippines have urged their government to back their bid for priority in carrying state-controlled cargoes such as rice and coal
  • California sets sulphur content date
  • SNCM ready to fight back
  • OSG agrees to record 'magic pipe' fine

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • U.S., Panama reach trade pact
    The deal, which is still subject to talks about labor, could create a bounty for U.S. companies working on the Panama Canal's expansion.
  • Deltaport 'digging out from under'
  • CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd to launch second EPIC service
  • Trucker turnover accelerates
  • Sri Lanka to expand Colombo port
  • Hong Kong airport plans tender for cargo terminal
  • Asia-Europe shipping lines to raise rates
  • CP Rail to boost capital spending
  • Delta files reorganization plan
  • FedEx acquires UK express company
  • UPS COO to retire
  • Tariff publisher Olsson dies

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • St Petersburg sees "big squeeze" for winter
    With a continuing cargo-boom and slow importer clearance-rates, containers are practically squeezing into St Petersburg, after terminals introduced container-yard "quotas".
  • Bangladesh opposition to strike on Thursday
    Bangladesh's Awami League led 14-party alliance has called for a country-wide strike on Thursday, reprising the mobilisation which has intermittently blocked the country's transport system.
  • Port security task force recommends user fees
  • OOIL shareholders approve North American ports sale unanimously
  • Australia-North America services improved
  • Wan Hai and PIL add Aden and extra capacity to FES
  • India to develop Myanmar port to serve northeast India
  • Maersk Logistics and Maersk Line could double Vietnam business after WTO entry
  • Russian terminal operator shareholders confirm final settlement

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • Brits bag nine
    Four out of nine ships detained by UK port-state control authorities last month were from white-list flags.
  • Damage report
    OSG stock trades flat and analysts are upbeat, but public perception harder to measure after leading shipowner is bashed in Boston.
  • Massive VLOC plans
    Brazil's Docenave is planning a fleet of 10 or more monster bulkers to serve the China ore trade.
  • OSG pays record $37m penalty
    New York owner settles three-year investigation covering 12 ships, six ports and is slammed by US for greed motive in failing to detect violations.
  • Gourdomichalis goodbye
    Founding brothers get hold harmless deal as they quit and sell shares in Nasdaq listed dry bulk operator.
  • PDZ pushes into Persian Gulf
    Malaysian boxship operator wants to cash in on growing trade to Middle East.
  • CSAV ships hit
    ITF campaign against Chilean line has netted another German-owned ship but one got away.
  • Sheth v Sheth
    Great Eastern companies battle each other for ONGC offshore ship tender.
  • Crew ships for Damen
    Dutch dredging company Jan De Nul orders three workboats from domestic shipbuilding group .
  • Master cleared in whale clash probe
    Japanese ferry captain Hitoshi Ogawa found not responsible for collision which injured six passengers in March.
  • Finstaship seals Shell charter
    Finnish owner sending two icebreakers to Beaufort Sea for oil major.
  • Cargill takes Triton
    Diana Shipping panamax chartered for up to three years plus with options for a further 13 months.
  • Aker takes DOF order
    Norwegian offshore player signs for a construction vessel at compatriot yard in deal worth $80m.
  • Austal worker dies from gunshot
    US yard colleague charged with murder after welder dies in hospital from head wound.
  • Navibulgar gets the cash
    Bulgarian state shipowner secures $70m loan to fund its three new bulkers at Varna.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • Adsteam agencies hit by $106 million claim
  • All cars aboard "Cougar Ace" to be scrapped
  • MSC swaps Piraeus with Taranto on Asia/Med services
  • Unifeeder cutting St Petersburg capacity by 50%
  • MacAndrews promotes Haykal to U.S./Indian subcontinent trade manager
  • FedEx buys U.K. express firm ANC for '120 million
  • Delta spurns US Airways overture
  • Qatar Airways to buy 777 freighter
  • UPS COO Beystehner retires
  • Pacific National awarded Australia's largest freight rail contract
  • Intercontainer launches shuttle trains serving Hamburg, Bremerhaven
  • Saddle Creek forms transportation services division
  • MARC 2000 merges into Waterways Council
  • EC adopts customs code security amendment
  • DHS tries to rein in proliferation of ID programs
  • Runner's World selects Menlo for Southeast Asia distribution
  • Prologis building warehouse for NYK in Norfolk
  • Group seeks port security enhancements
  • Panama Canal plans repairs
  • Virginia budget includes $50 million for Hampton Roads projects
  • Marseilles-Fos' box volumes up 4% after 11 months
  • Kalmar to buy majority stake in Spanish distributor

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • Scandlines talk on a high level
    The final details on the sale of Scandlines, the German-Danish ferry operator, is expected to straighten out today (Tuesday ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 19, 2006
  • Gulf suppliers struggle to recover
    Heavy fog lifting but delays to bunker deliveries continuing.
  • Lawsuit claims bunker rules 'unlawful'
    Shipowners seeking permanent injunction of distillate fuel regulations.
  • 2007 shaping up for box liners
    New year could spell the end of freight rate and bunker-related losses.
  • Singapore snaps up Saudi cargo
    Glut of high-viscosity fuel oil boosts market for 180 cst cargo.
  • Singapore bunker differentials back in black
    After negative November, even a slight bunker premium to cargo values appreciated.
  • Avails tighten in Asian ports
    Trader advises no bonded avails in Japan this side of the New Year, South Korean supply also in doubt.
  • Barge deliveries resume in Huleva

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