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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2007
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  • Evergreen Marine to open new dock in China
    Taiwan-based shipping company Evergreen Marine Group will soon inaugurate a newly built dock near China's Qingdao port, a Taiwanese newspaper reported yesterday.
  • US govt files lawsuit over oil spill
    The Justice Department filed a lawsuit accusing the pilot and the Hong Kong-based owners of the container ship Cosco Busan of breaking environmental laws when the ship struck a bridge support in San Francisco Bay, spilling 58,000 gallons of toxic oil.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2007
  • Wan Hai joins Maersk on transpacific, also boosts its CTP service
  • Major China cold chain logistics provider starts up
  • Changchun needs 110,000 more logistics professionals to fill vacancies
  • Maersk switches Caribbean hub, drops Jamaica for Panama
  • Port of Rotterdam handles 10 million TEU
  • Savannah challenges east and west coast rivals as top cost-cutter
  • Sanxia Airport approved to handle international airlines
  • Cargojet to lease Boeing 757 converted freighter from Babcock & Brown
  • Garuda appoints GSA Cargo to expand Australasian business

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2007
  • Lloyd's List Middle East and Indian Subcontinent Awards 2007 presented
  • Panel proposal to prevent marine casualties under consideration
  • Greatship forays into high-end multi-support vessels
  • ...approves SCI plan to acquire 6 Handymax vessels
  • Prudential Shipping ties up with SWS Air & Sea, Germany
  • 50 pc rise in value of spices exports
  • Orissa clears shipyard project
  • Civil works for ICTT at Vallarpadam to begin today
  • CSL delivers bulk carrier to Clipper Group
  • Cabinet panel clears revised estimates for deepening of channel at Paradip Port
  • Cochin Port stir called off
  • GTI terminal sees commencement of IAX2 service
  • CONCOR's ICD-Pithampur begins LCL consolidation
  • Meet with Romanian team on Dec. 5

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Schwolgin new L'rrach economics dean
  • ACL switches to Hamburg for North America service
  • Qatar Airways receives first B777
  • IRU: First successful NCTS/TIR transport
  • Samskip acquires Icepak

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Maritime Global Netweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Ballast deal done
  • Bunkers convention to enter into force next year
  • IMO boss stays on

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • San Francisco Bar Pilots carry out internal review
  • MacGregor completes major FPSO service contract

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Congressman wants NOAA to locate facility at Port of Bellingham
  • Rail freight carload numbers continue string of positive weeks
  • Coast Guard centralizing mariner credential program
  • Trade between NAFTA partners climbs during month of September
  • Giant auto vessel calling Port of Tacoma

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • BV and NCL blamed for Norway blast
    US National Transport Safety Board report says bad maintenance and operating practices led to rusting of boiler.
  • How troubles on ill-fated Norway reached boiling point
  • IMO postpones ballast water rules
    ENFORCEMENT of convention postponed until the end of 2011 due to lack of available treatment systems.
  • TT Club pledges to maintain premiums
    INSURERS of ports, terminals and container fleets are struggling to maintain premium rates, as skirmishing for the 2008 renewals begins.
  • Revitalised Redefined Rebranded
    THE Sailors' Society is drawing up a five year plan for expansion which it hopes will in turn raise the profile, and problems, of seafarers around the world.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Stolt victorious in court battle
    THE US government's indictment of Stolt-Nielsen following revocation of the company's anti-trust immunity has been dismissed by a federal judge
  • Massachusetts, USCG row over spill
    THE attorney general of Massachusetts returned to the US District Court this week to renew the fight to impose state maritime environmental laws on commercial shipping. Full story
  • Alida Gorthon charged over spill
    THE Canadian government has laid two charges against the Alida Gorthon in connection with a small oil spill off southern Nova Scotia this summer. Full story
  • Strong start for Hellenic shares
    Shares in Greek bulk shipping company Hellenic Carriers have firmed on their first day of trading. Full story
  • NTSB claims fatal 'copper cover-up'
    THE National Transportation Safety Board's report on the Norway's 2003 boiler blast alleges that copper was used to intentionally hide cracking and avoid repairs. Full story
  • Evacuation after ferry mishap
    MORE than 400 passengers were reportedly evacuated after their ferries hit underwater coral reefs in the seas around Sulawesi. Full story
  • Mitropoulos re-elected at IMO
  • Owner and class get Norway blame
  • North Sea ferry goes freight-only
  • Price hinders PNSC's tonnage plan
  • Mercator branches into shipbuilding
  • Ireland braced for record waves
  • ICS embraces ballast water decision
  • No tanker upside from blast
  • Shippers mistrust data from lines
  • Rio Tinto to double Oz exports

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Distribution center location, labor as important as real estate price: Experts
    Access to skilled labor and proximity to rail and truck corridors are at least as important as the price of real estate, logistics conference told.
  • Rules proposals signal progress at WTO talks
  • Matson raises Hawaii rates
  • NAFTA trade up 5.5%
  • Ryder to combine supply chain businesses
  • CN Rail in union pact
  • UPS in India alliance
  • HHLA earnings rally
  • WTO gets green trade proposal
  • Repairs for Cosco Busan
  • FedEx hikes ground rates

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Can agents help ocean carriers in their forthcoming struggle to reduce costs?
    Ocean carriers are facing a nightmare scenario of spiralling costs: Only this week P&I Clubs, the North of England and the London Club, announced an increase of 17.5% in their 2007/2008 premiums with the American Club even higher at 20 %.
  • In terms of profitability a good start for CEVA
  • SEKO joins the scramble to Dublin
  • Port of Vancouver concerned over docker security clearance conflict
  • Windows shut for some Paranagua carriers
  • Auckland labour problems still unresolved

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Canada fines bulker
    Bulk carrier Andre is fined for dumping 7.5 tonnes of oil into Vancouver Harbour.
  • An up start for Hellenic
    Hellenic Carriers' initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange sees modest gains in first day of trading.
  • Stolt indictment tossed
    Federal judge throws out indictment against Oslo-listed parcel tanker player in Pennsylvania for antitrust violations.
  • A deal on steel
    After failing to score a bargain at home, Brazilian tanker owner Transpetro is going abroad to buy enough steel to build 26 ships.
  • NCL, BV faulted in blast
    Bad maintenance and inadequate surveys lead to cruiseship boiler explosion that killed eight.
  • Cash boost for FreeSeas
    Nasdaq-listed bulker player sees share offering returns boosted to $97m.
  • Busan gets a band-aid
    The ship at the centre of the San Francisco oil spill is being patched up at a local shipyard.
  • Sierra Leone more costly
    EWATA boxship conference whips out port surcharge, but IPBCC withdraws congestion fee at Kandla.
  • GE takes two
    Mumbai-based shipowner takes orderbook to eight with the addition of two bulkers at Cosco Zhoushan.
  • Mitropoulos: "We won't stand by"
    IMO chief says new piracy law will prevent navy ships from watching helplessly while merchant vessels are attacked by pirates off Somalia.
  • Eitzen fined
    Norwegian owner to pay AUD 20,000 for discharge of black soot into Tasmania's River Derwent.
  • Vroon adds anchor-handler
    Dutch owner returns to Italy for another raid on offshore sector.
  • STX Pan Ocean buys again
    Singapore-listed bulker giant adds supramax quartet to bulging orderbook.
  • Cosco Corp wants more
    Singapore-listed group trying to grab another 80,000 square metres of land for its Nantong yard.
  • Koreans to build Qatar yard
    Daewoo Engineering & Construction awarded $611m deal for new facility in Ras Laffan.
  • Nordic profit heads north
    Ship sales boost Danish tanker owner's maiden result as a listed company.
  • STX bags mystery quartet
    Product tanker order keeps Korean yard upbeat as its lucrative week continues.
  • Macau ferry wars heat up
    Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson taking on Stanley Ho with new service from Hong Kong.
  • Seadrill profits flowing
    John Fredriksen's rig and drillship company boosts nine-month earnings as revenues soar.
  • Great Eastern goes upmarket
    Indian owner to upgrade two supply ships on order domestically to tap sub-sea construction market.
  • Stena on right track
    Swedish ferry and tanker group's nine month profit looks healthier if big 2006 rig-sale gain stripped out.
  • Euroseas excels
    US-listed Greek shipowner sees profits nearly double on larger fleet and higher charter rates.
  • FSL ditches the dollar
    Trading currency of Singapore shipping trust shares to be changed to Singapore rather than US dollars.
  • Singapore sees further growth
    Lion Republic's two major port operators report double-digit growth in container throughput.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • EPA targets large cargo vessels for new diesel emissions standards
  • CTSA plans steep rate hikes to account for fuel, currency costs
  • Temasek sells shares in COSCO, third sale of China shares in a week
  • ESPMC-WITASS increasing bunker surcharges for January
  • Philadelphia yard may build an additional 13 tankers
  • Zell increases stake in barge line
  • Canada official fears "bomb in a box"
  • CMA CGM starts Port Everglades/Central America service
  • Qantas pays DOJ $61 million after confessing to cargo price-fixing
  • UPS signs India deal with AFL
  • Paper company weighs switch from truck to rail
  • California high court denies FedEx appeal in driver definition case
  • B.C. government funds diesel emission reduction program
  • China says it will end subsidies
  • Import safety, customs bills head for vote
  • Russia's Severstaltrans changing name to N-Trans
  • FMC mum on details of SoCal truck plan meeting
  • Port Everglades nears 1 million-TEU mark
  • Ceres Terminals relocates to new corporate HQ
  • Oceanographic system installed in Mobile

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Snøhvit revenue loss could be NOK 10 billion
    The Snøhvit LNG plant at Melkøya near Hammerfest is now closed and the loss of LNG export revenue could amount to NOK 10 billion. Operator StatoilHydro suspect a salt water leak into a heat converter to be the cause of ...
  • Bergen Group consolidate offshore expertice
    Bergen Group, formerly Bergen Yards, is consolidating its position in the offshore sector by buying out Aker Kvaerner's remaining 18 per cent in Rosenberg Verft in Stavanger. 82 per cent was obtained in July this year and Bergen Group has ...
  • Prima Shipping buys Dutch coaster
    The Finnish shipping company Prima Shipping has agreed with the Dutch shipping company Scheepvaartonderneming Koolhof about buying the 2,510 DWT dry cargo vessel Elwin. The vessel has been trading for Wagenborg and will be handed over in Delfzijl on 5 ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 30, 2007
  • Houston follows Rotterdam, crude lower
    Price drop less dramatic than elsewhere but still room to move.
  • ARB chair addresses World Bank
    Nichols outlining anti-global warming measures amid calls to do more.
  • EPA reveals US ship emission rules
    New EPA rules aim to impose PM and SOx performance standards on oceangoing ships from 2011, major NOx reductions also sought.
  • Crude, bunkers heading for November low
    WTI crude below $90 for the first time this month, Rotterdam bunker fuel down $70 pmt from record.
  • IMO's Bunker Convention to enter into force
    Convention to enter into force in November 2008, closing significant gap in international regime for oil spill compensation.
  • Rotterdam market falls drastically
  • Nippon oil suspends Negishi bunker shipments
    The refiner plans to increase supply from its Mizushima refinery.
  • HK shipowners urge refiners to 'put a date' on global distillate supply
    Oil refiner Chevron says it is a 'very uncertain period for refineries' at this point in time.

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