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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2006
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  • TV drama serial to lure S'poreans to marine industry
    SINGAPORE's marine industry, which boasts the world's busiest ship-repair yards and its biggest builder of jackup rigs, with over 70 per cent of the global market, is now to become a player in television production too.
  • Maersk to raise shipping rates by up to 15% next year
    AP Moller-Maersk A/S, the world's largest container-ship owner, plans to increase prices by as much as 15 per cent in 2007 to offset higher costs.
  • Suez Canal fees to go up in 2007
    THE Suez Canal Authority said on Wednesday it will raise transit fees for ships using the waterway by an average 2.84 per cent in 2007.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2006
  • Ceres Container Terminals Europe becomes NYK's
  • CKYH alliance to operate new terminal in Rotterdam with ECT
  • Port of Hezhou to expand ahead of Hejiang River re-opening
  • Evergreen, Coscon strengthen Far East-Red Sea service
  • NOL adds three non-executive directors to its board
  • MSC president to takes the reins at ELAA
  • HKIA plans to draw larger chunk of China trade by 2025
  • Delhi backs Nagpur as air cargo hub with free services
  • Parc Aviation non-airline aircrew trainer wins A320 approval in Ireland

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2006
  • EPIC II service's maiden vessel CMA CGM Tulip calls at MICT
  • Great Offshore buys another tug
  • Box operators end year on optimistic note
  • MoS given 2 months to frame tariffs for Major Ports under PPP model
  • Ex-im trade yet to take advantage of IBSA pact
  • Coir products exports set to net Rs 700 cr.
  • PSUs may form JV to float dredging company
  • TCI charts out expansion & diversification plans
  • Exports touch $ 103 bn in 2006
  • Nath seeks meeting of task force to hasten industrial corridor
  • Textile Ministry seeks 5-year extension to upgradation scheme
  • States oppose ban on agri-produce exports
  • Ficci wants tax sops for biotech sector
  • Fieo top guns elected for two years

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • ITF claims CSAV success
  • DryShips buys and sells
  • MOL forms Cambodian company
  • CKYH rejigs Europe services again

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • Coast Guard monitors listing liftboat
  • Trailer Bridge joins EPA green partnership
  • $1.3 billion Navy contracts for GD Electric Boat
  • Varun to acquire VLGC
  • Geo ASA sells two

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2006
  • Wood products association predicts further decreases in lumber demand
  • Trailer Bridge becomes member of SmartWay Transport Partnership
  • Port of Tacoma magazine ready for online viewing
  • Truck tonnage index makes big drop during November
  • Boeing taps Thomas Downey as communications senior vice president

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 29, 2006
  • Shipping hit by data paralysis as quake causes communication breakdown
    FIVE cableships are heading towards southern Taiwan to repair undersea communications cables cut during an earthquake which occurred off the southern tip of Taiwan earlier this week.
  • Seven dead in helicopter crash
    An armada of ships and helicopters are searching for the bodies and helicopter, while the Civil Aviation Authority has started an investigation.
  • Qatar becomes world's top LNG exporter
    Qatar has fulfilled its ambition of becoming the world's leading exporter of liquefied natural gas, breaking Indonesia's 30-year grip on the top spot, writes Tony Gray.
  • Series of strikes cripple Gioia Tauro and Genoa
    THERE was little goodwill to be had at Italy's largest ports over the festive season, with Gioia Tauro and Genoa hit by strikes.
  • Greek port crisis prompts CSCL surcharges
    China Shipping Container Lines has announced a surcharge for cargo transported to Greece in the latest reaction by a carrier to a seven-week-old Greek ports crisis that is spreading from Piraeus and Thessaloniki to the country's second string hubs.
  • MSC quits troubled Piraeus for Taranto calls
    MEDITERRANEAN Shipping Co's 8,200 teu MSC Bilbao is due to arrive in Taranto next week as the Geneva line finally loses patience with troubled Piraeus and shifts activities to other transhipment hubs in the region, writes Janet Porter.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • Search for lost seafarers continues
    Chinese SAR resources are today continuing the search for 17 North Korean seamen lost when their cargo ship sank on Tuesday, according to Asian media reports
  • MC Shipping sells LPG carriers
    US-listed, Monaco-headquartered LPG operator MC Shipping has sold six vessels to a German company in a $52M sale-and-leaseback deal
  • Changes on Polish ferry routes
    FROM February, two ro-pax ferries operating from Poland to Sweden under the Unity Line banner will serve Trelleborg instead of Ystad from Swinoujscie
  • Ferry fright puts services on standby
    A FULL-scale emergency rescue operation between Dover and Calais was in prospect yesterday after reports that the ro-ro ferry SeaFrance Nord Pas-de-Calais was on fire
  • Anchor strike suspected in oil line rupture
    REPAIRS to a ruptured undersea Gulf of Mexico oil line and a clean-up of the resultant spill continue today as investigators look for the cause of the accident
  • Nedlines call it quits
    NEDLINES management and shareholders have reluctantly decided not to reinstate their daily IJmuiden-Harwich ro-ro service.
  • Pulp mill opponents have ferry terminal in sights

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • Vancouver awards pact for new berth
    When complete in 2009, the project will expand capacity at Deltaport by more than 400,000 TEUs.
  • Software analyzes intermodal yard capacity
  • Goldman Sachs raises $6.5 billion for infrastructure fund
  • Suez Canal fees to rise
  • French railway faces watershed year
  • KAL expects operating profit to jump
  • Putin touts Russia's growth
  • Indian port workers threaten another strike
  • Gammon India wins Mumbai terminal bidding
  • Mundra welcomes new Norasia service
  • DHL promotes 2 in Middle East

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • APMM reportedly rethinking Odense boxship-building future
    Persistent reports from Copenhagen suggest the AP Moller-Maersk board is seriously reconsidering the Odense Steel Shipyard's future as preferred yard for Maersk Line's top-range containerships, given the costs versus advantages.
  • Port of Vancouver set to shatter box record, with 22% growth
    The Port of Vancouver's 2006 container volumes are set to show a 22% increase from 2005, thanks largely to sustained and stronger than expected growth in Asian imports.
  • HKTDC: US, EU and Japan consumption growth to slow in 2007
  • Constantza expects box-growth to keep it at centre of Black Sea flows
  • Suez Canal to raise fees in 2007
  • MOL to establish Cambodian subsidiary
  • Disqualification of opposition party member prompts renewed Bangladesh unrest
  • Construction contract awarded in Vancouver's Deltaport expansion

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • TOO good
    New York-listed Teekay Offshore Partners is trading 25% higher than its IPO pricing as 2006 draws to quiet close on Wall Street.
  • Lasco to order four
    Management board gives ok to boost fleet by 200,000-dwt.
  • MOL sets up in Cambodia
    Japanese line targets expansion with joint venture agency.
  • Varun steps on the gas
    Mumbai owner confirms VLGC purchase as spending spree reaches $200m.
  • Green light for mega-merger
    Anti-trust officials approve Sovcomflot/Novoship tie-up after domestic market review.
  • First buy for Ioannides
    Newly listed Ocean Tankers snaps up products tanker from Sealift.
  • NWA signs with Virginia
    US East Coast port secures container calls from New World Alliance (NWA) for next ten years.
  • Red Sea upgrade
    Evergreen to boost ship numbers and port calls on service run with Cosco Container Lines.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • MOL "returns to basics" to enhance safety
  • Samskip appoints Central America representative
  • DOT blocks launch of Virgin America airline
  • Oursel leaves Geodis
  • No problem with trash transport from Hawaii to Washington landfill
  • Militzer & Munch reports continued strong growth in China
  • FMC reviews 3 OTI license applications
  • Goldman Sachs raises $6.5 billion for infrastructure fund
  • Suez Canal Authority to raise transit rates in 2007
  • Vancouver approves builder for terminal expansion

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 28, 2006
  • Jebsen orders product tankers
    Kristian Gerhard Jebsen Skipsrederi has ordered four 115,000 DWT product tankers at Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries for delivery in 2010 ...
  • MOL and Sanoyas Hishino Meisho Team developes bulk carriers
    MOL and Sanoyas Hishino Meisho Team announce that the companies have developed a 116,000 DWT bulk carrier, and will build ...
  • Siem orders vessel at Kleven
    Siem Offshore has ordered an offshore ship at Kleven Verft in Norway. The large multi-functional platform supply vessel (PSV ...

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