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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • 'Coastal Express' from Gujarat to Kolkata Port mooted
  • Iron ore exports up by 8 pc in H1
  • FTA with Asean: India offers to cut negative list to 490
  • 33 pc rise in tea imports during H1
  • DP World brings IDX service to Cochin Port
  • Over dozen investors line up to build new shipbuilding yards in Gujarat
  • Kandla Port sets another standard of excellence in shipping
  • MICT proudly declares start of IMEX service
  • Cement logistics solutions include development of logistics infrastructure itself!
  • WB, Japan to part-finance industrial corridor
  • Greater focus on farm exports sought
  • Changes in AEZ scheme to boost farm produce exports planned
  • Relief package for flood-hit textile units in Surat
  • Ficci seeks relaxation of export obligation norms
  • Sanjay Bhatia takes over as PHDCCI chief

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Appeals court cuts Exxon damages
  • Maltese-flag bulker aground off Taiwan
  • DP to control merged Australian firm
  • Handysize Index goes live
  • Camillo Eitzen selling OBOs
  • MOL orders "handycapes"
  • 3i buys Dockwise

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • Lines cash in on Asia-West Africa route resurgence
    WEST Africa is emerging as the new hotspot for Asia's unstoppable exporters, with new services being introduced to accommodate volume growth and strong demand driving up freight rates.
  • Time right as Navios swoops for Kleimar
    NAVIOS Maritime Holdings, the Nasdaq-listed dry bulk and logistics company, is poised to acquire Belgian bulk operator Kleimar, part of the Sea-invest transport, stevedoring and freight forwarding group, writes Nigel Lowry.
  • Quake brings Taiwan phone chaos
    Taiwan'S telephone communications with neighbouring Asian countries were cut off and Hong Kong's internet access dislocated yesterday, hours after an earthquake struck the southern part of the island killing two people.
  • Exxon Valdez damages slashed
    PUNITIVE damages awarded after the Exxon Valdez incident have been trimmed from $4.5bn to $2.5bn after a US appeals court invoked controlling Supreme Court case law to rule that the original amount was inappropriate.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Court nearly halves Exxon Valdez fine
    SAN FRANCISCO, 27 December ' Exxon received quite a Christmas gift from the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals, which has nearly halved punitive damages in the Exxon Valdez award
  • Tamil Tigers' 'act of piracy'
    THE 25 crew members of a cargo ship that drifted into waters controlled by Tamil Tiger rebels in northeast Sri Lanka have been freed, and described their seizure by guerrillas
  • Iron ore price drop forecast
    THE price of iron ore will fall by 10% in 2007 compared with previous years after a number of deals agreeing a 9.5% rise, according to a Bloomberg report
  • Moscow to create shipyard holdings
    RUSSIA'S defence minister Sergei Ivanov has moved on in his plan to reorganise national shipbuilding, announcing the impending creation of three industry holding companies
  • Dockwise goes for $700M
    IN a deal worth over $700M, Dutch heavy-lift major Dockwise Transport NV has been sold to the UK-based private equity group 3i
  • Spirit of Ontario escapes St Lawrence
    THE fast catamaran ferry Spirit of Ontario 1 left Lake Ontario on 21 December on the first stage of a potential trans-Atlantic move to operate a cross-Channel service

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Box ship orders shrivel
    After a three-year buying binge, carriers and charterers have slowed the pace. Carksons hasn't recorded a single order in the past six weeks.
  • Vancouver closes in on record
  • Maersk hikes rates
  • Long Beach lauds new rule on cleaner ship fuel
  • NOL to open Vietnam subsidiary
  • P&O Ports North America gets full control of PNCT
  • Investor group acquires Dockwise
  • India's trade deficit balloons
  • India-U.S. ocean service revamps
  • New commissioner joins Port of Oakland board
  • Europe View: Short sea boom

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Updated: NYK secures 100% of shares in Ceres Container Terminals Europe
    NYK has taken full control of Ceres Container Terminals Europe B.V., which manages Ceres Paragon Terminal in Amsterdam.
  • Asian communications disrupted, Taiwanese lines and ports lose contact after earthquake
  • Political paralysis delays decision on new Chittagong box terminal
  • NOL to open own organisation in Vietnam
  • APMM to bow out of Port Newark terminal as POPNA sale completes
  • Australian drought bites into economic growth and exports
  • Gwangyang extends exemption of port user fee
  • Bangladesh parties give up street fighting and enter ballot battle
  • Sepetiba Customs combat smugglers' attempts to exploit port

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • New Nigerian shipowner
    Korean shipbuilder Daewoo and Nigeria's state oil company are hooking up to form a shipowning venture.
  • Spill 'shuts down fishing'
    Eastern Mediterranean Maritime is dismissing Taiwanese charges that negligence caused a grounding and oil spill.
  • DryShips strikes again
    George Economou's Nasdaq-listed DryShips Inc has added another buy to a string of sale-and-purchase deals.
  • Top relaxed about QVT
    Evangelos Pistiolis welcomes New York hedge fund's growing stake in tanker venture.
  • Suez Canal ups transit fees
    Tankers face biggest hike in tolls as Egypt boosts income from shipping.
  • Eitzen chief quits
    Per Lange is promoted after sudden resignation of Niels Jorgen Laustsen as managing director of bulk carrier operation.
  • Navios "exclusive" on Kleimar
    Angeliki Frangou led bulker owner in talks to acquire Belgian capesize player.
  • Suspect ship search
    US Coast Guard seeks tanker after anchor causes Gulf of Mexico oil spill.
  • SembCorp inks Tanker Pac work
    Singapore yard to convert aframax and suezmax tankers to FPSOs for Ofer group company.
  • Half price spill
    Appeal courts lops $2bn off Exxon Valdez punitive damages
  • Ropax Jupiter sold
    Asian interests have paid $7.3m for a 32-year-old North Sea veteran.
  • K Line seals India charter
    Japanese owner signs coal shipment deal with India's second largest privately owned steel maker.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Maersk announces Europe/Oceania, Asia/Africa rate restoration plans
  • Exxon Valdez punitive damages reduced
  • NOL to open own Vietnam subsidiary
  • Heerema, Wilh. Wilhelmsen sell off Dockwise to equity firm
  • Evergreen, ITS join IDX
  • MacAndrews to be part of EPIC 2
  • "K" Line ties up coal transport deal to India
  • Delmas to implement Conakry surcharge for container scanning
  • Crowley promotes Hernandez to general manager for El Salvador
  • 747 joins TNT fleet
  • DHL, partners develop RFID tag for pharmaceutical industry
  • Mexican Congress ends 20% tax on beverage corn syrup
  • U.S. ships food aid to Madagascar
  • P&O consolidates ownership in Port Newark terminal
  • NYK acquires remainder of Ceres Terminals Europe
  • Long Beach port officials praise cleaner fuel rules
  • Forth Ports raises 2006 expectations

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Mowinckel takes six
    Mowinckel Tankers International Ltd has ordered six 5,700 DWT product/chemical tankers from Celik Tekne shipyard of Turkey. This Malta ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 27, 2006
  • Bumper demand in Panama
    Scheduled resupply and buoyant market grabbing buyer interest.
  • Fishing halted as bunker clean-up continues
    Taiwanese officials say bunker spill could cause $3 million of damage.
  • Chinese supplier challenges Chimbusco monopoly
    Shenzhen supplier quotes bunker prices competitive to Hong Kong, breaking Chimbusco's price monopoly.
  • Rotterdam market quiet at Midday
  • Oil eases despite Iranian supply fears
    Oil prices react to milder US winter temperatures, indifference to tense political situations in Iran and Nigeria.
  • South Korean bunker supplies under pressure again
    Forecasters predict long-term LNG shortages as power stations raid Korea's intermediate fuel oil stocks.

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