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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
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  • STX stock rises on better outlook
    STX Shipbuilding Co, the first South Korean shipyard to build vessels in China, rose for the first time in seven days in Seoul trading on expectations of improved earnings next year.
  • Winds could spread Korean slick
    Strong winds yesterday threatened to spread the devastation from South Korea's worst oil spill and cold weather hit already slow clean-up efforts by thousands of exhausted workers.
Admiralty Casebook
  • No clash in EU directive, Marpol
    THE European Union directive on ship-source pollution is not incompatible with the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (Marpol Convention), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled last month.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • OOCL, Yang Ming to start direct China-Pakistan-India service
  • Danaos orders three 10,100-TEU ships from Hyundai Heavy Industries
  • APM-Maersk starts Youship - the one-stop online cargo booking system
  • Vanguard begins 'PriorityAssured' LCL service for China-US ocean freight
  • GAC Marine Logistics opens warehouse in Rotterdam
  • Analysts point to possible split between Sinotrans and DHL
  • Korean Air denies Australian watchdog's right to seize its papers
  • Players proliferate in India's airfreight sector goes into boom
  • Correction: Air China takes top honours at forklift competition

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • GE Shipping orders 2 more Supramax dry bulk carriers
  • Shreyas Shipping's acquisition
  • Ramana Murthy now DCI's Director (Finance)
  • Mundra call for new China Pakistan Express service
  • 7 new box scanners to be installed at 4 Major Ports
  • Tuticorin Port sets new daily record in MoP discharge
  • MoS lobbying with MoF for 10-yr shipbuilding subsidy in Union Budget
  • BCHAA lets its hair down at Sapphire Jubilee fete
  • Ficci, CII, MEA to hold biz meet with Russia & China tomorrow

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • MOL adds winter capacities
  • BAWC adds Dubai service
  • VTG entering US wagon leasing business
  • TransContainer to become 3PL
  • Rangel opens new Angolan office

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Ferry officer cleared on all charges
  • Bankers gather for Panama Canal workshop
  • LR's Greek owners back holistic approach on emissions
  • IMO strategy and budget confirmed
  • Deal on limit of liability changes "likely" in Jan
  • Bocimar buys 2 capesizes
  • Horizon reacts to tonnage tax scrapping bid
  • Award for MGN News report
  • Ferry officer not guilty of manslaughter
  • US Chamber fight tonnage tax abolition
  • Golden Nori freed
  • EC to look again at Danish tonnage tax plan

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Vancouver, USA Port Commission approves pair of land purchases
  • Port of Anacortes receives positive audit report for 2006
  • General Dynamics NASSCO lays keel for new product carrier
  • Major paving work completed for third runway at Sea-Tac Airport
  • Everett Port Commissioners Ok Port Gardner Wharf Project plans

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Teekay raises $190m from tanker IPO
    GROUP'S third successful IPO demonstrates shipping's resilience against background of a credit crunch in financial markets.
  • Teekay Tanker IPO promises investor value
  • Carnival returns to Meyer Werft for cruise duo
    MICKY ARISON'S company places order for two more vessels for Aida Brand showing further faith in the growth of European cruise market.
  • Eurogate takes stake in Ust-Luga terminal
    TERMINAL operator buys 20% stake in OJSC Baltic Container Terminal, the new facility that Russia's National Container Company (NCC) is building in Ust-Luga.
  • Strange tales of the sea
    IT TAKES a certain sang froid to claim that a VLCC, safely and legitimately lying at anchor, is in some way responsible for pollution.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Secret Syrian-Cypriot ferry deal alleged
    The illegal ferry line operating between Famagusta and Latakia, Syria, was allegedly set up by a secret agreement between the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and the Syrian Arab Republic
  • CSIC building huge repair yard
    CHINA Shipbuilding Industry Corporation has started building its massive repair yard in Tianjin
  • Australia brings in coastal tickets
    THE Australian Maritime Safety Authority will introduce "near-coastal" certificates for deck and engineering officers next year in a bid to remedy the maritime labour shortage
  • OceanFreight gets wet
    DRY bulk operator OceanFreight has announced an expansion into the tanker sector through the acquisition of a 94,000dwt Aframax
  • Teekay scores IPO success
    TEEKAY Corporation spin-off Teekay Tankers has priced its IPO at the high end of the target range and listed on the New York Stock Exchange
  • Carnival counters RCCL/TUI move
    CARNIVAL Corporation has announced over $1.1Bn in fresh investments in its German AIDA brand just days after Royal Caribbean sealed a joint venture with TUI
  • Fleet expansion rumours boost Essar
  • Subicdock to stand and fight
  • Horizon fights tonnage tax ban
  • Yannis sweeps up Laskaridis stakes
  • Singapore sets up IMO working group
  • US jails three Brits in hose probe
  • Vietnamese suppliers cut LPG prices
  • City joins Cosco Busan battle

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Trailer Bridge eyes strategic options
    The company has hired investment bank Jeffries & Co. to examine alternatives in wake of news that the McLean family will sell its minority stake.
  • Homeland Security to test container security tech
  • LA/LB starts TWIC sign-up
  • LA port getting new cranes
  • Carriers end IDX service
  • San Francisco files lawsuit in Cosco Busan accident
  • Panama Canal chief promotes expansion project
  • S.C. ports OK site work
  • Jaxport adds board members
  • Truckers end Italy strike
  • Record for Shanghai airfreight

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Italian truck protest ' suspended for now
  • India ' US service axed as US slowdown starts to hurt
  • US and China strike a deal on safety and future trade
  • Maersk and MSC to split on Europe/Canada link

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Gov wants $100m
    Washington governor proposes adding $100m to state ferry budget to replace 80-year-old clunkers.
  • Aloha, Mokihana
    Controversial rebuild of Matson Navigation conro is finished, and the Mokihana has a lot of car capacity to show for it.
  • FreeSeas falls
    Owner sees its shares plunge by 10.7% as fellow US-listed dry-bulk players follow its fall.
  • City says no to LNG
    City on California's coast casts a unanimous vote against Woodside Energy's LNG terminal project.
  • CSDC targets capesize quartet
    Li Shaode-led company lining up a deal for four 300,000-dwt units.
  • NCC inks $392m loan
    Saudi chemical tanker owner gets a credit facility to fund a 10-ship order.
  • Aida adds two
    Carnival Corp orders two 2,170-passenger cruiseships for its German-speaking line.
  • Hubble cleared of all charges
    Jury unable to reach verdict on P&O ferry officer accused of causing death in accident involving yacht.
  • Citic takes 10
    Hong Kong-listed giant buys five mini-capes and five handies at state-owned yards in China.
  • Nori pirate pair nicked
    Police forces in Somalia's Puntland region arrest two pirates after Golden Nori's release but 12 still on the run.
  • UACC buys big
    Dubai-based owner inks eight chemical tankers in $620m spree.
  • Sweden closes the door
    Inspections to check foreign ferries are operating with bow doors shut in Swedish waters.
  • No Christmas stuffing for Fiji
    Transport minister will crack down on owners who look to cram too many passengers onto their vessels over the holidays.
  • Aegean in pole position
    Big-spending Greek bunker player close to sealing $710m takeover of BORCO.
  • No chemicals for N Sea Spill
    StatoilHydro decides against using dispersants on slick from leaking loading buoy which has grown to 23 square kilometres.
  • Finnlines ro-ro damaged
    Antares sent to repair yard after hitting seabed off Finnish port of Abo.
  • Changjiang on target
    Chinese river shipping and tanker operation posts big profit in first 11 months of 2007.
  • MOL wants a trillion
    President Akimitsu Ashida says Japanese giant's capital base could reach landmark ahead of schedule.
  • GE bags Chinese twins
    Mumbai-based shipowner returns to China's Cosco Zhoushan to ink supramax pair.
  • Courage sells dispute ship
    Singapore bulker owner disposes of handysize bulker involved in $7m dispute with Dubai interests.
  • Petra Perdana sells two
    Malaysian offshore owner disposes of 1980s-built crew ships as part of fleet renewal.
  • Lines plan Pakistan service
    OOCL and Yang Ming team up to launch a new service between China and Asian subcontinent.
  • More SapuraCrest snapped up
    John Fredriksen's Seadrill continues to build up its stake in Malaysian drilling contractor.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Zim to start Asia/Europe loop with ex-transpacific tonnage
  • Carriers terminating India/Med/North America loop
  • Repeal of tonnage tax for Puerto Rico denounced
  • United Arab Chemical Carriers orders 8 45,000 dwt chemical tankers
  • Essar buys six bulk carriers
  • Trailer Bridge board shareholder committee
  • TACA revises currency adjustment date
  • Braynard, maritime historian, dead at 91
  • Cathay, Dragonair cargo up 3.5% in November
  • Delayed gantry crane trio set for Los Angeles port delivery
  • FedEx plans new Ohio hub
  • Rep. Thompson welcomes U.S. Customs specs for box device
  • Martinez blocks bill to ease Cuba sanctions
  • Agility to buy Medgroup
  • Portland approves search for terminal concession

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Poor maintenance likely reason for Norwegian oil spill
    Poor maintenance may well be the reason for the ruptured pipe which led to 4,000 cubic metres (24,100 barrels) of crude oil escaping during offshore loaning from the Statfjord A platform creating a 25 square kilometres oil slick. The oil ...
  • Keel laying of the largest in the world
    On 11 december 2007 the first section of the first of Royal Caribbean's two cruise vessels of the new Project Genesis-type was lifted into the building dock at Aker Yards Turku shipyard. This was a true heavy lift as ...
  • Wärtsilä gensets for Royal Navy's aircraft carriers
    Wärtsilä will supply the main diesel generating sets for Royal Navy's Future Aircraft Carriers to be named HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales. The contract is worth approximately EUR 30 million and the first set of diesel generators ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 13, 2007
  • Aegean 'close' to sealing Bahamas deal
    Reports say Aegean founder will go to Venezuela to conclude negotiations.
  • Chemoil appoints new European Sales Manager
  • ARA firm and tight for prompt
  • Singapore bunker sales continue to slide
    Players blame high prices as shipowners hold back.
  • Singapore: Onshore fuel inventory drop
    Middle distillates stocks, meanwhile, climb from week-ago levels.
  • 'Scrubbers' key to future of bunker market
    Ship operators ready to install 'scrubbing systems' as soon as the IMO gives approval.
  • Norway battles North Sea oil spill
    The crude oil was leaked during loading from offshore platform to tanker.
  • Fujairah refinery officially reopened
    Ceremony to mark the first milestone since Vitol took over.

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