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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 21, 2006
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  • $1m info network to back regional anti-piracy efforts
    THE region's collective fight against maritime piracy and armed robbery took another step forward yesterday with the appointment of ST Electronics to develop the $1 million information network which will form the backbone of regional information sharing.
  • Viet shipbuilder to step up oil tanker business
    VIETNAM's largest shipbuilder, Vinashin, plans to make more oil tankers to meet robust demand at home and abroad, a senior company official said on Wednesday.
  • Subic port buying 4 cargo-handling cranes from Japan
    THE Philippines' state-owned Subic BayFreeport is acquiring four new pieces of cargo-handling equipment from Japan as part of its US$215 million ongoing port development project.
  • Tanker rates to stay near 10-month low on high oil prices
  • BW to float offshore unit on Oslo bourse
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  • Employer of crew can't be called ship's 'operator', court rules
    MERELY providing the crew and being their employer is not, of itself, sufficient to make the employer an 'operator' of a vessel, a Federal Court in Sydney ruled last month.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 21, 2006
  • CSCL net profit decreases in 2005
  • Singapore throughput up 3.4pc in March, HK's rises 10.5pc
  • Wan Hai christens 2,646-TEU newbuild
  • China vital for CMA CGM
  • Sun Hing Agencies changes English name to Star Shipping Agencies
  • Sydney Airport's profit rises 5.6pc in 9 months to March
  • Air Canada cargo from Ireland surges 52pc
  • Tung named Bax Global's S China Logistics director

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 21, 2006
  • Emirates Shipping Line FZE now 'up and running'
  • Varun Shipping posts whopping 121 pc growth in net profit
  • Is ship's agent owner of the cargo?
  • Ficci signs 2 MoUs in China to foster trade ties, research activity
  • India emerges largest pepper importer from vietnam
  • South Indian tea exporters expect orders from Pakistan
  • 27 pc growth in electronics, IT exports projected
  • Iron ore exports from Goa touch 35.8 m tonnes in 2005-06
  • Mormugao Port Trust receives 3 global offers to develop cruise-cum-container berth
  • Work suspended at Gangavaram port
  • IAPH Forum sessions throw up interesting, far-reaching options for rapid, all-round development of ports' capacities
  • Kandla Port Trust to invite global tenders for mega shipbuilding yard
  • DPW to float tenders for Cochin ICTT design, construction soon
  • Govt plans 13 ICDs on public-pvt partnership model
  • New export schemes go out of 'focus' for Finance Ministry
  • Reliance strikes 'black gold' in Krishna-Godavari basin
  • Foreign Trade Policy Analysis: Current Trends - By M. Sreedharan

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • UK's key insurance role "under threat"
  • Pacific box lines "over 90% full"
  • Euroseas' vessel deals
  • Tug master jailed
  • Busan and Los Angeles in sister port agreement

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • Rem orders OSV's at Kleven
  • Noble profits surge
  • SeaDrill reorganizes after Smedvig acquisition
  • Blocked car deck drains led to Egyptian ferry disaster
  • Fincantieri christens fast ferry

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • Washing State Ferries loses services of ELWHA
  • Port of Olympia looking for new planning committee member
  • Carriers forming new service linking Mexico/North Europe
  • Anthony's Restaurants moving in to Bellingham's Bellwether location
  • Union Pacific sees record for first quarter net income

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 21, 2006
  • Ladyman flies flag for Red Ensign
    BRITAIN'S shipping minister, Stephen Ladyman, held out the prospect of the Red Ensign one day returning to its position as the world's biggest flag in a show of support for the country's maritime industry this week, writes Janet Porter.
  • Evergreen division honoured for British enterprise
    EVERGREEN Group's British subsidiary Hatsu Marine is one of four maritime companies honoured in the Queen's Awards for Enterprise today.
  • 'Wicked collaboration' by safety chiefs and owner blamed for Al Salam tragedy
    "WICKED collaboration" between the shipowner and Egyptian maritime authorities resulted in the deaths of more than 1,000 passengers when the ferry Al Salam Boccaccio 98 sank in February, an Egyptian parliamentary investigation has concluded.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • Safety failings sank Al Salam 98
    ALTHOUGH blocked drains on the car deck of the ferry Al Salam Boccaccio 98 were the chief cause of the ship's sinking on 3 February, an Egyptian parliamentary committee report has exposed a catalogue of safety failings and mismanagement both by the owner and maritime authorities
  • Argentine beef ban bites harder
    ARGENTINA'S beef export shipments suffered further delay on 15 April when Customs officials prevented 100 reefer containers from being loaded
  • Somalis jump the gun on US Navy pact
    THE US Navy has denied reports of a deal that it will serve as a de facto coastguard for Somalia and the fight against piracy in East African waters
  • Standardisation is key for Maersk
    CONTAINER ship operator Maersk Line believes standardising and automating commercial functions is one of the key challenges for the future

  • THE International Council of Cruise Lines has urged "immediate action" after the Star Princess fire highlighted the risk of combustible materials on cruise ship balconies
  • Balearia charters to strengthen service
    SPANISH ferry operator Balearia has chartered the ro-pax ferry Sonia for its service linking Barcelona with Sant Antoni on the Balearic island of Ibiza
  • Baltic Reefers seeks modern tonnage
  • UK flag mobilises for expansion
  • WSC opposes 'Sail Only If Scanned'
  • Fredriksen acts as Global Ocean hit
  • Concern over Indonesian car venture
  • Global Carriers sells box ships

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • Canada moves on proposal to make Vancouver port trucker pay scheme law
    Proposal by Ottawa looks to head off a repeat of 2005 strike that left truck gates empty at Port of Vancouver (left), boxes on docks.
  • China factor helps UPS profit climb in Q1
  • WTO to miss ag deadline
  • Hapag-Lloyd profit falls
  • Robust container volume for Hong Kong ports
  • Hatsu Marine joins new U.S. trans-Atlantic service
  • Intermodal leads record growth for Union Pacific
  • LA, Busan in port pact
  • Emirates liner debuts

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • COSCO Pacific to increase interest in Shanghai Waigaoqiao
    COSCO Pacific has reached an agreement with Shanghai Industrial Holdings to acquire its 10% stake in Shanghai Pudong International Container Terminal (Shanghai Waigaoqiao Phase I) for RMB465m (US$58m).
  • Containerships to expand NW Russian container investment
    Containerships have signed an agreement with the administration of Leningrad Province (Lenoblast) ' where St Petersburg port and city are located ' on developing as many as two new container facilities.
  • Container trucker issues rise again at Vancouver
  • Netherlands MPs approve Betuwe Line concession
  • Chinese ports maintain growth
  • Solomons destruction will increase demand as rebuilding begins
  • Complaints see Port Klang Depot charge suspension
  • Hapag-Lloyd reports 19% increased container sales, though profits flat
  • New services for Tasman, South Pacific
  • Gunsan gives stevedoring subsidies to shipping lines
  • Northeast Asia feeder update
  • Czech Republic assesses combined transport schedule

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • CMB quarterlies slip
    But Belgian owner says full-year prospects 'quite favourable'.
  • Hanjin heavy hand?
    Filipino families say they must live in demolished houses as Hanjin Heavy Industries clears ground for the island nation's largest shipyard.
  • Job for mini-LNG carriers
    Hiroshima Gas finalised an expected contract today that will keep 20,000-cbm LNG carriers in motion from Russia for 20 years.
  • Glovis in turmoil
    Wilh Wilhelmsen will keep its 20% of Glovis after the chairman of Hyundai Motor donated his 60% to the government.
  • High flyer for DFDS
    Niels Smedegaard finds a tasty new job after troubles of Gate Gourmet.
  • Hansa Treuhand orders pair
    Hermann Ebel's KG house Hansa Treuhand has signed up for two Chinese panamaxes to add to its big boxship portfolio.
  • Farstad doubles up
    Farstad Shipping of Norway doubles its profit on the back of vessel sales and a buoyant offshore market.
  • Fulford-Smith pockets £2.7m
    Bonus and salary leaps 80% for London's most high-profile broker.
  • More for Rem at Kleven
    Norwegian yard group adds to orderbook with more offshore business from Rem Maritime.
  • Slow. Whales crossing
    US administration mulls shipping speed limit as German containership is implicated in another whale death.
  • Just one for now...
    Containerships Ltd of Finland sets the record straight on its Russian terminal expansion plans in the Baltic Sea.
  • Hemen hikes Golden stake
    Analysts prepare for overhaul at drybulk spinoff as Fredriksen picks up more stock on the cheap.
  • Q-Ship slides in Q1
    The cost of expansion hits Qatar Shipping Company (Q-Ship) as first-quarter profit goes downhill.
  • Aratere at it again
    Another engine failure for problematic New Zealand passenger ferry.
  • Smedvig to go private
    SeaDrill files to delist Norwegian drilling group as it starts compulsory takeover for last remaining shares.
  • MCA holds seven
    Detentions down at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) in March but some of the usual suspects re-appear on the radar.
  • Malaysians get tougher
    Malaysia's Maritime Enforcement Agency wants 4,000 more staff to combat piracy by end of next year.
  • Blocked drains sealed ferry's fate
    Water pooled on car deck of tragic Al Salam Boccaccio 98 because rubbish was preventing it flowing away.
  • Rescue tug skipper jailed
    Skipper of UK's Anglian Sovereign faces eight months behind bars for worst incident since Braer.
  • Black Sea Shipping hopes for loan
    EBRD could finance deal for five cargoships at Kherson for Ukrainian cargoship owner.
  • Euroseas buys and sells
    Greek bulker and boxship owner acquiring multipurpose dry cargo ship, but selling bulker.
  • Signs mixed for OOCL
    First quarter volumes up at Hong Kong container line, but average revenue per box falls.
  • Spinning down
    TOP Tankers downgraded to 'hold' by firm that brought Evangelos Pistiolis' company public.
  • Knutsen sells shuttle tanker
    Norwegian shipowner Knutsen OAS lets another ice-class shuttle tanker go to Bluewater Energy Services of the Netherlands.
  • MISC inks chemical tankers
    State-owned Malaysian owner confirms order for four handysize ships at STX Shipbuilding.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • Koch outlines problems with cargo screening legislation
  • China Shipping's profits down 11% in 2005
  • Maersk to charter transpacific slots to Westwood
  • China Shipping leaves Round the World service of CSAV Norasia, Zim
  • MSC adds Dubai, Iran calls to Asia/East Med loop
  • CSAV Norasia to switch Belgian calls on Asia Europe Middle East service
  • AMR Corp. posts 1st quarter $92 million net loss
  • Iberia Cargo chooses WFS for Heathrow handling
  • CN to spend $100 million upgrading Johnston Yard in Memphis
  • Delano named president of Kansas City Southern de Mexico
  • U.S. WTO liaison: China not playing fair
  • U.S. corn shippers applaud Canadian trade decision
  • U.S. continues push for free trade agreement with Southern African bloc
  • U.S. meat exporters give advice to packers
  • DHL Exel Supply Chain opens U.K. distribution center for Unilever

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • Knutsens sell shuttle tanker "Hanne Knutsen"
    Knutsen OAS in Haugesund sells a second shuttle tanker, this time the 123,800 DWT ice-classed "Hanne Knutsen", built 2000 ...
  • Cargo handling growth in Swedish ports
    Swedish ports handled 47.2 million tons of cargo the last quarter 2005, an increase by 3.3 million tons compared to ...
  • Licensing on Norwegian ferries scrutinized
    A fatal accident at Hirtshals,when a drunk. Norwegian 17-year old fell overboard and drowned, has led to calls ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 20, 2006
  • California endorses new emissions controls
    ARB considering at public meeting its plan for reducing environmental impact of goods movements through local ports.
  • Bunkers follow crude oil to fresh peaks
    Crude prices retreating after hitting new all-time highs today, with bunker prices in key ports also posting new records.
  • 'Reckless' captain jailed for drunken pollution offences
    Captain of anti-pollution tug faces eight months in prison after running vessel aground and causing fuel leak.
  • Imminent pipeline launch holds promise for Caspian bunkering
    With the Baku-Ceyhan pipeline due to be launched, bunker supplier anticipates increased vessel traffic will boost bunkering volumes in Baku.
  • Container line earnings under pressure
    Q1 results for major container line show reduced revenue per unit as bunker prices hit new records.
  • Singapore: Stocks of residual fuels and distillates up
  • Crude pushing Rotterdam bunkers ever higher
  • Taiwan posted bunker prices reach new record high levels
    Posted prices lifted by regional bullish bunker price trend and high crude oil prices.
  • Titan considers floating VLCC storage in Malaysia
    New VLCC storage will be Titan's third floating facility at Tanjung Pelepas.

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