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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
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  • Gateway may buy competing logistics firms
    Gateway Distriparks Ltd, an Indian shipping-logistics provider, may acquire competitors to benefit from soaring freight as new entrants struggle to achieve the scale needed in the world's second fastest growing economy.
  • Hanjin completes Subic Bay shipyard
    SOUTH Korea's Hanjin Heavy Industries and Construction Corp has completed the first phase of its largest shipyard project in Subic Bay, the Philippines.
  • CSCL rises 75% on Shanghai IPO launch
    China Shipping Container Lines Co (CSCL), the second-largest in Asia, surged 75 per cent on its Shanghai stock exchange debut as investors bet rising trade will provide stable earnings.
  • FedEx builds US$87m Ohio outfit
  • Shares of shipping firms sold at low end of range

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Yang Ming's AES3 service starts calling at SCT
  • China container volume returns to steady pace after 2004 peak
  • Ningbo foreign trade value exceeds US$100 billion for first time
  • Yantai wants containership handling at first world levels in two years
  • Alashankou to add indoor container yard
  • Yemen-UAE team up to operate Aden Container Terminal
  • Japanese sign US$239 million loan for Mombasa container terminal
  • Port of Los Angeles celebrates centennial with Evergreen
  • Fiji's Air Pacific reports disappointing year for airfreight
  • Hactl takes top honours at world forklift and pallet stacking competition
  • FedEx-sponsored Flying Eye Hospital' training lands in Cambodia
  • Asia demand for California air freighted food grows on outbound capacity

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Schenker to go in for major expansion
  • Sugar exporters hold market edge over Brazil
  • MMTC floats tender for 24,000 tonnes of pulses
  • CSB for extending dumping duty on silk imports
  • Assocham sees chilli exports far higher than govt reckoning
  • Andhra govt pitches for shipbuilding yard
  • GTI bestowed 'Port of the Year' award by Lloyd's List
  • Shipbuilding yards beginning to cash in on increasing global demand
  • Dhamra port to start operations by 2010-Minister
  • MADC floats tenders for consultants to upgrade Nagpur airport
  • Rlys hauls 8 pc more freight in April-Nov. 2007
  • Plan panel chief projects 8.5-9 pc GDP growth in 2007-08
  • 5,000 ha. limit for SEZs-Nath
  • Under GST regime, states want right to tax all services
  • More export sops under PM's scrutiny-Nath
  • Foreign funds inflow also cause of Re. appreciation-Chidambaram
  • Pharma industry seeks revival doses
  • Declaration mandatory for basmati stocks exceeding 10,000 tonnes
  • Ficci holding B2B meet with Spanish mission today

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • K+N names head of new Eastern Europe region
  • APL, HMM, MOL and CMA CGM announce further winter capacity plans
  • CTL Logistics plans to expand across Europe
  • Hungary: MAV-Traction Zrt to go independent
  • Norbert Dentressangle: green light for acquisition of Salvesen

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • Prison for marine hose cartel Brits

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • John Day lock closing today for instrumentation installation
  • Lower Duwamish dredging scheduled to begin this week
  • Deadline extended for MIAS scholarships
  • New Seattle to London flight announced for Sea-Tac Airport
  • Port of Anacortes signs two leases with 48' North Aviation

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • Maersk Mc-Kinney Møller buys capesize bulkers
    THE 94-year old shipowner buys capesize pair on his own personal account.
  • Møller pays tribute to Churchill
  • CSCL soars on first day trading
    CONTAINER operator off to a flier on Shanghai exchange, but Hong Kong stock suffers after Li Ka-shing reduces stake.
  • CSIC spends Yuan10bn to expand Tianjin facilities
    STATE-owned shipbuilder's new yard will increase its capacity by more than ten times.
  • Is the ports funding bubble about to burst?
    THIS year will be remembered fondly by private terminal operators as the one where ports were transformed to the best thing since sliced bread.
  • When fish ride bicycles
    IS the European Commission in favour of a return to casual waterfront labour, where dockers queue up at dawn every day?

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • IMO wants humane and green industry
    IMO secretary general Efthimios Mitropoulos has voiced support for an international regulation to improve the well-being of livestock onboard specialist vessels
  • Inquiry ordered into IRS feud
    INDIA'S shipping ministry has ordered the Directorate General of Shipping to conduct an inquiry into Indian Register of Shipping following a massive protest by its employees
  • Sweden angry at Baltic death traps
    SWEDEN is calling for Baltic ro-ro ferries to shut their watertight compartment doors while at sea
  • Viking wins landmark EU labour case
    THE European Court of Justice has ruled in favour of the Finnish ferry company Viking Line in a long-running dispute with trade unions over reflagging one of ships to Estonia
  • Tirrenia concession angers Sardinia
    ALMOST the whole community on the island of Sardinia has protested against the probable extension of Tirrenia's ferry concession
  • Confitarma wins cabotage tax relief
    THE Italian Parliament has re-inserted tax relief for cabotage operations
  • Exxon unveils East Coast LNG plan
  • Danish tonnage tax under fire in EU
  • Sly move to kill US tonnage tax
  • PSIs get new inspection software
  • Georgia strikes off illegal ferries
  • P&O man cleared of yacht deaths
  • CSCL, Cosco thumped by share sale
  • Jasper acquires drillship business
  • Tallink signs newbuild finance deal
  • Eimskip refinances

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce hits legislation proposing tonnage tax repeal
    Chamber has denounced proposed legislation that would repeal the tonnage tax option for U.S.-flagged ocean carriers hauling cargo between U.S. and Puerto Rico.
  • Trailer Bridge forms committee to aid McLean sale
  • Trade deficit up 1.2%
  • Long Beach to vote on clean-trucks fee
  • Truckers' hours rules reissued unchanged
  • Truckers block Italian ports
  • Danaos expands fleet with 10,000-TEU ships
  • TACA fuel charge unchanged
  • Air France-KLM angles for Alitalia
  • CP Rail cuts outlook
  • NY/NJ Forwarders honor King

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • Betuwe Line off the rails?
  • OOCL and Yang Ming in new China ' Pakistan link
  • APL's key numbers still up

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • Teekay IPO hits top mark
    Teekay Tankers raises $195m after spinoff prices at $19.50 per share, top point of target range.
  • Bocimar orders capes
    Belgian bulker owner places order for two capesize newbuildings at Asian yards
  • OceanFreight tanked up
    US-listed bulker owner's first move under a new chief executive is a shift into the tanker sector.
  • Exxon floats LNG plan
    US oil major to build a floating LNG terminal to supply New York and New Jersey.
  • Horizon responds
    US containership owner lashes out against proposed tonnage tax change, saying there is "no sound policy or technical reason" to eliminate its application to Puerto Rico.
  • Crowley springs for TWICs
    US owner to pay for all permanent workers to obtain biometric port security ID card.
  • Mason fires emission warning
    International Chamber of Shipping chief says industry has a year to clean up its act before EU and US regulators go it alone.
  • Dolphin flips out
    India's Dolphin Offshore blows hole in local newspaper's theory that it is on verge of shipyard joint venture with L&T.
  • Oil spill off Norway
    About 24,000 barrels of crude spills into sea during loading of Teekay shuttle tanker off Bergen.
  • Hubble cleared of manslaughter
    P&O ferry officer acquitted of one charge in yacht death trial, but jury still considering other accusations.
  • Not too crabby
    Cosco Busan insurers to pay crab fishermen after San Francisco oil spill.
  • Oceanlink wins sweeteners
    Malaysian owner handed six-year tax incentive package for buying new double-hulled tankers.
  • Veteran buys biggies
    Shipowner Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller has ordered two bulker newbuildings privately for his own account.
  • China Cosco slips
    Stock falls 11% after Li Ka-Shing again cashes company shares.
  • Yang Ming scraps share swap
    Taiwanese boxship owner's controversial tie-up with bulk player Taiwan Navigation halted by legal trouble.
  • Ingram inks barges
    US owner orders 20 units at domestic shipbuilder Jamesbuilt as part of fleet renewal.
  • NSC grabs two
    Russian owner buys two second hand ships from an unidentified German company.
  • Gdynia deadline extended
    Polish government gives potential shipyard buyers another 10 days to lodge bids.
  • Ioannides in earnings boast
    Ocean Tankers expects a five-fold increase in profit over the next year following the arrival of 15,500-dwt tanker octet.
  • Golden Nori released
    Japanese tanker and 22 crew held since October freed off Somalia but no word of ransom payment.
  • SSC in double swoop
    Yannis Vardinoyannis-led Sea Star Capital takes control of Minoan Lines and grabs a slice of Hellenic Seaways.
  • Chernormorsky reported sold
    Ukraine's Black Sea yard says it has been bought by rival Kherson, but owner denies sale.
  • Korean faces jail in Oz
    Second mate of LPG carrier involved in collision with trawler off Queensland faces fine or 10-year term.
  • Shanghai noon
    China Shipping Container Lines' (CSCL) A-shares shine on debut to leave its Hong Kong stock in the shade.
  • Eimskip raising cash
    Icelandic container line selling Canadian debt to finance expanded operations.
  • IHI in deeper trouble
    Japanese shipyard could be delisted if Tokyo stock exchange finds evidence of false statements in filings.
  • Blue Star ship hits dock
    Greek ferry suffers minor damage to steering system in Mykonos mishap.
  • Mercator goes low
    Indian owner sets Singapore IPO price at the bottom end of its target range amid market unease.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • COSCO may consider shutting down some intermodal points
  • Groups call for national law regulating ballast water discharge
  • Yang Ming, OOCL partnering on Asia/Indian subcontinent loop
  • NASSCO holds keel-laying ceremony for product carrier
  • Intermarine names Seeg managing director for Asia
  • TACA's BAFs, CAF unchanged
  • Shoe Carnival consolidation activities handled by MOL
  • BA World Cargo appoints commercial manager in Middle East
  • GATX orders additional rail tank cars
  • U.S. Customs issues specs for CSDs
  • China to tighten food, drug controls for U.S. imports
  • Third party validation for C-TPAT still tough sale
  • Small firms fail to see benefits of joining C-TPAT
  • DHS solicits bids for user fee-based GTX pilot
  • U.K. furniture retailer picks DHL to manage new DC
  • Portland to solicit private investors for container terminal
  • Devine: N.Y. faces competitive threat from ports to south
  • TSA announces next round of TWIC enrollment
  • Halifax names DuVoisin commercial director

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • Emtunga signs Borneo contract
    Emtunga Offshore in Göteborg is to deliver a replacement accommodation quarter to a gas platform off Borneo. The contract signed with Malaysian Brooke Dockyard is worth SEK 90 million and delivery will be made in two parts in May and ...
  • Norwegian investors to convert Meloodia
    Norwegian-controlled, but Singapore-based Equinox Offshore Accommodation, controlled by Petter H'ie and Arne Johnsen, who recently bought the 17,955 gross ton, Tallink car/passenger ferry Meloodia, built 1979, for conversion into a floatel/construction vessel, are looking for more ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 12, 2007
  • EPA 'may review' diesel criteria
    Exemption does exist from new 0.05% marine diesel sulphur limit, but there may not be any fuel that suits the legal definition.
  • US oil inventory data support firming crude
    Oil also driven higher on speculation that move by world's key central banks could boost economy.
  • Slow December start in Fujairah
    Suppliers say enquiry volumes have been thin despite softer prices, but expect pre-holiday rush soon.
  • Rotterdam firmer on crude gain
  • Sri Lankan conglomerate gets positive rating
    Increased competition in Sri Lanka's bunker market may erode margins.
  • Greek strike suspends port operations
    Elsewhere in Europe, Italian and French ports are also affected by strikes.
  • India: Bunker sales predicted to triple
    Ports in Gujarat state have 'huge potential' to capitalise on growth in ship calls.

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