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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2007
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  • Indian shipyards find it hard to meet demand
    INDIAN shipyards have registered a hike in orders from eight billion rupees to 155 billion rupees (S$5.7 billion) over the last five years, as per industry estimates.
  • Westports on track for 4.3m box throughput
    Westports Malaysia became the first port in Port Klang to hit 4 million TEUs (twenty-foot equivalent units) on Sunday, which firmly places the port on the road to achieve a total container throughput of 4.3 million TEUs for fiscal 2007.
  • Pirates threaten to kill crew if ransom not met
    Pirates holding a Japanese chemical tanker off the northeastern coast of Somalia are demanding a million-dollar ransom or they threaten to kill its crew members, the United Nations said yesterday.
  • South Korea's worst oil spill spreads along coast
  • Govt will not tighten tanker hull regulations

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2007
  • Hanjin adds capacity replacing two smaller ships with bigger newbuilds
  • Evergreen said to be moving to mega ships despite its overcapacity fear
  • Rongcheng ports handle 35pc more TEU in first 10 months
  • Guangxi Wulin port adds US$5.4 million container terminal
  • Decentralised expansion counters rising EU container congestion
  • Hanoi's Bien Dong Shipping appoints WM Logistics in HK as agent
  • Foshan to build RFID production base
  • CCAS honours DHL as the 'Best Contact Centre of the Year'
  • Hactl's November throughput sets new monthly record
  • Korean Air named best airline in Asia, best transpacific business class
  • New advisory board to guide Singapore Aviation Academy
  • Air China starts twice weekly Beijing-Athens service

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 11, 2007
  • Seahorse proves of IMMENSE help to Cochin Shipyard
  • Tanker shortage pushes up Asian aframax rates to eight-month high
  • Essar Group orders 6 new bulk carriers
  • Maersk Line scales back Asia-Europe network
  • ...switches Caribbean hub, drops Jamaica for Panama
  • ...uncouples main service from Angola
  • Air Sea, Weihai port to jointly operate feeder service to Qingdao
  • CMA CGM group to acquire US Lines
  • Evergreen Marine to open dock in China
  • Wan Hai joins Maersk Line on transpacific
  • Inchcape Shipping Services' strengthens team with key Asia-Pacific appointment
  • Automated terminal destuffing system developed
  • CTSA hikes rates due to higher costs, fuel prices & weak dollar
  • Teekay announces IPO
  • GJEPC team visits Saudi Arabia
  • Baltic trade mission courts investors
  • Tri-nation alliance on cashew trade
  • DP World Cochin (IGTPL) bags Lloyd's List 'Innovation Award'
  • Kerala formulates policy to develop 6 ports
  • L&T may tie up with Dolphin Offshore for shipbuilding project in TN
  • IndiaLinx runs dedicated rice train from ICD-Loni to JNP
  • Govt invested Rs 1,38,355 cr. in CPSEs in 2006-07
  • FinMin may have to extend DEPB scheme in fiscal 2008-09 too
  • Dollar loans vital for exporters-Fieo chief
  • Meet on 'Austria-Maharashtra- Partners in Progress'

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • S Korea cleans up after VLCC spill
  • MOL cuts capacity on Asia-USEC trade
  • EMSA buys Korean rules software
  • IMB calls for investigation into Nigeria attack

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • Apollo Management to acquire Regent Seven Seas Cruises
  • Danaos orders three at Hyundai Samho
  • TUI AG and Royal Caribbean plan German cruise JV

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • MOL plans to cut capacity on US East Coast/Panama Canal run
  • Inspection of WSF ferries finds additional pitting
  • Crowley picking up tab for worker ID cards
  • Vancouver, USA port board will discuss 14 action items tomorrow
  • Portland Port Commission holding public PTIP meeting

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • Row over Hebei Spirit discharge
    WRANGLE breaks out between operator of the stricken VLCC Spirit and South Korean officials over how to discharge remaining crude oil.
  • Tanker leaks 11,000 tonnes of crude in Korea's worst oil spill
  • Pacific lines cut more box capacity
    THE latest victim of the slowdown is a service operated jointly by CMA CGM plus three members of the New World Alliance.
  • Cardiff Marine swoops for Ocean Rig stake
    GEORGE Economou's bulk shipping company acquires around 34% of Norwegian drilling outfit.
  • Eyes and ears on the coast
    The National Coastwatch Institution is a modern day national treasure ' a true friend in need
  • How very kind of them
    PEOPLE who have not a shred of comprehension about the responsibilities of a shipmaster are able to pass judgement on professionals.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • Apollo seals Regent deal
    PRIVATE equity powerhouse Apollo has confirmed a deal to acquire Regent Seven Seas Cruises from Carlson
  • Sea motorways deal for Italy, Spain
    ITALY'S and Spain's prime ministers have signed an agreement to develop a common policy on sea motorways during a summit at the Royal Palace in Naples
  • Galp signs €6bn deal with Libya
    PORTUGUESE energy company Galp Energia has signed a new agreement with Libya to develop gas and petrol reserves
  • RCCL and TUI go Deutsch
    ROYAL Caribbean Cruises and the German tourism and shipping group TUI have unveiled a 50:50 joint venture called TUI Cruises that will target the German-speaking market
  • SSAS found to be almost useless
    CONCERNS have been raised, and some possible solutions identified, on whether Ship Security Alert Systems can help to prevent acts of terrorism
  • Master praised, Samsung slammed over spill
  • USCG strips pilot of licence
  • Dubai forecasts cruise hordes
  • Lines slash more capacity
  • Korea spill declared 'a disaster'

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • NY-NJ probe of Waterfront Commission
    New York, New Jersey launch investigation into watchdog agency responsible for curtailing mob influence at the bistate port.
  • NYK starts Baltic feeder
  • MOL cuts more capacity to U.S. East Coast
  • FreightDesk in Jordan pact
  • GOP blocks Senate energy bill, short sea
  • APL revenue climbs 12%
  • Truck strike jams Italy boxes
  • Ebeling, Devine get Connie awards
  • Yang Ming, OOCL plan joint China-India service
  • Lines protest Tuticorin box rule
  • Calif. board approves emissions limits for ships, trucks

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • Port of Le Havre breaks in new terminal
  • TraPac expansion project approved by LA commissioners
  • PSA gets agreement for Panama box terminal
  • New World Alliance and CMA CGM cut further US capacity
  • Dredging a priority for Brazilian ports

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • Korean spill a 'disaster'
    Minister declares Taean a disaster area following South Korea's worst ever oil spill.
  • Danaos orders three
    US-listed containership player goes to Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries for three 10,100-teu boxships.
  • Ram is a bull
    Greek owner Aries Maritime among US-listed dry-bulk players to see a day of gains as Wall Street preps for good news.
  • Mini-capes confirmed
    India's Essar Shipping and Logistics confirms $390m deal for six 104,000-dwt bulkers at STX Shipbuilding.
  • Argentine barge bash
    A bulker and a tank-barge collide in Argentina's Parana River, causing a fuel oil spill.
  • Pirates demand $1m ransom
    The gang who evaded US warships after seizing the Golden Nori (built 1997) have named their price for the release of the 22-crew onboard.
  • Box carriers pull back
    Four container line companies pull back capacity between Asia and the US east coast.
  • Red ink for FreeSeas
    Ion Varouxakis-led bulker player sees third quarter losses widen despite increase in revenue.
  • Pilot 'not competent'
    Coast Guard asks Cosco Busan pilot to turn in his federal license for alleged physical incompetence.
  • PV Trans worth $430m
    PetroVietnam's shipping arm tips the scales at VND 6.91 trillion after joining the Ho Chi Minh stock exchange.
  • Vyborg buys Dutch
    Oslo Marine's new shipping company has its first vessel, with more to come.
  • VLCC and boxship clash
    Samco tanker involved in collision in Red Sea, but no spill or injuries reported.
  • No rule change for Korea
    Maritime ministry says regulations on single-hulled tankers to remain the same following Hebei Spirit spill.
  • Cardiff Marine ups the stakes
    The tanker and bulker player increases its holding in Norway's Ocean Rig.
  • BC ferry waylaid by weather
    New Canadian vessel takes shelter in storms off California on its way from Germany's Flensburg yard.
  • Korea battles crude spill
    Thousands of workers tackling slick from Hebei Spirit VLCC as 10,500 tonnes of oil wash up on shore.
  • Fugro grows
    Dutch seismic outfit signs for two units at Norway's BMV with option for third vessel.
  • Ro-ro hits wharf in Jersey
    Bahamas-flagged vessel escapes undamaged after bump while docking in Channel Islands.
  • Lorenzo letting one go
    Philippine owner starts fleet renewal by putting 35-year-old multipurpose up for sale.
  • Greeks bulk up
    Hellenic shipowners continue to bet on the dry cargo market despite suggestions of turbulent times ahead.
  • Hosco crew "tried everything"
    Hebei Spirit tried desperately to avoid crane clash that spilled 10,500 tonnes of crude into Korean waters.
  • Japan holds 14
    November list includes Wan Hai boxship pulled up for oily water separator deficiency.
  • Second time lucky for TUI
    German giant teams up with Royal Caribbean to form cruise joint-venture led by Richard Vogel.
  • Governor kicks up Hanjin stink
    Philippine official believes he was snubbed by "superior" Koreans at Subic Bay shipyard opening ceremony.
  • Attack off Lagos
    Product tanker master dives for cover after men wearing army fatigues board ship and open fire.
  • Mermaid orders at Jaya
    Recent Thoresen Thai spin-off wastes little time expanding, as it books new offshore support vessel.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • MOL names very large iron ore carrier
  • Tanker spills oil off South Korea
  • ESPMC-WITASS announces northbound rate increases
  • Hapag-Lloyd parent in cruise venture
  • Crowley to reimburse workers for TWIC
  • Short sea provisions in energy bill
  • GAO: TPA must include more Congressional input
  • Sauceda honored for import safety work
  • Vanguard Logistics starts guaranteed expedited LCL ocean import service
  • L.A. port commission breaks moratorium on development
  • Brown, L.A. port agree to greenhouse gas inventory, solar power plant
  • Miami port tunnel hinges on city vote
  • Dredging begins on channel in New York Harbor
  • Aussies buy port operator ICS

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • Fantaasia trail run successful
    Kystlink took Fantaasia through a successful trail run between Hirtshals, Strømstad and Langesund over the weekend. A few adjustments are required to fit into the different ports. The passenger ferry is currently in Langesund and the final decision on when ...
  • Eckerö wants to buy the rest of the Birka Line shares
    Rederiaktiebolaget Eckerö now holds 96.1 per cent of the shares of Birka Line Abp. The intention of the company is to use its legal right to take over the rest of the shares too. During spring 2008 Birka Line ...
  • Göteborg becomes European headquarter in Maersk Line
    Göteborg will play a more imported role in the new Maersk Line organisation, which has been worked out by the Maersk Line CEO Eivind Kolding. In the new organisation Göteborg will be the European headquarter of Maersk Lines operation. The ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 10, 2007
  • FNSA expands team
  • Shipping's SOx emissions '97 times' aviation
    New study also claims shipping industry emits 213 times more SOx than all cars.
  • Oil terminal planned for St. Kitts and Nevis
    Project is part of Venezuelan scheme to help its neighbours cope with high fuel prices.
  • Rotterdam still tight for prompt
  • Fuel oil tender withdrawn
    Sources say bids were lower than expected and market is 'over-supplied'.
  • Maersk Line announces profits
    Asia-Europe routes see growth in volumes, but Asia-US routes in decline
  • South Korea oil spill cleanup needs 'two months'
    Oil has stopped leaking from the stricken oil tanker.
  • Monthly Japanese bunker price breaks record
    Monthly retroactive 180 cst bunker price up more than 80% year-on-year.
  • Singapore bunker fuels show 'consistent quality'
    Testing agency says Singapore remains one of the 'very few ports' which has successfully introduced a quality management system.
  • Hong Kong supplier moves to new office

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