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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
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  • 4 consortiums bid to build new Panama Canal locks
    Panama will take bids from four international consortiums seeking to build new, larger ship locks for the Panama Canal, government officials said on Friday.
  • China Shipping to buy 4 ore ships for US$470m
    China Shipping Development Co said it would buy four very large ore carriers (VLOCs) from Chinese shipbuilders for a total of US$470 million.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Qingdao hits world's top 10 with volume surpassing 9 million TEU
  • Tianjin container volume up 20pc in first eleven months
  • Yantai to launch truck-ferry intermodal service to Japan, Korea
  • India's freight rates expected to drop on falling US demand
  • Two container berths near complete at Russia's Ust-Luga CT
  • Agility to acquire Medgroup, expands in North Africa, EU
  • New facility in Tianjin Airport improves customs clearance
  • Airfreight capacity to outstrip demand as 'headwinds blow'
  • Delayed e-freight project damages Sri Lanka airfreight

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Arshiya International plans Rs 3,000 cr. strategic investments in India
  • Maersk Line launches Youship
  • LNG carrier surplus seen on horizon
  • Piracy declining in S-E Asia, observe shipowners
  • State govt offers Rs 10,000 export subsidy for every container of onions
  • Exim Bank offers $ 15-m LoC to African nations
  • Volvo plans JV with truck producing giant in India
  • Talks with Iran to cover energy, gas pipeline
  • Sri Lanka to import 10,000 t Indian potatoes
  • Trade pact contents matter more to Europe than deadlines, EU trade chief informs Kamal Nath
  • AEPC to apply MAGIC touch!
  • KSPL places 2 naval vessels for public view
  • ABG Shipyard delivers new AHTSV
  • ABG earmarks $ 200 m to set up 2nd shipyard & expand present facility
  • Pak opens land route for indian cotton
  • ASAA members & families get together for a delightful evening
  • Textile drawback rates hiked by 1 pc
  • FIs may be offered tempting 51 pc stake in Mumbai-Delhi industrial corridor
  • CCEA approves new marketing support & services scheme
  • Fertiliser subsidies may be cleared in Feb.
  • Coffee exporters get back 4 pc tax credit
  • Fieo holding open house with DGFT tomorrow

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics names new German management
  • Cargologic strengthens management in Germany
  • MOL selected by Shoe Carnival
  • Continental expanding at Cleveland airport
  • ICA and Alpe Adria to start Adriatic Train Service
  • Ozburn-Hessey Logistics opens new service station in Atlanta

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2007
  • Washington State to scrap Steel Electric ferries
  • USCG responds to Toledo fuel oil spill
  • Indian yards talk expansion despite subsidy uncertainties

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Clatsop County Commissioners give tentative Ok for LNG terminal
  • Port of Vancouver, USA taps Eder as human resources boss
  • ILWU Local 8 members making holidays bright for Portland families
  • Port of Olympia taking bids for East Bay demolition work
  • Rail freight numbers mixed during month of November

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Stubkjaer joins ER Schiffahrt
    ERCK Rickmers recruits former AP Moller-Maersk partner as chief executive for Nordcapital's shipping activities.
  • Maersk shake-up leaves energy in ascendancy
  • Boskalis consortium wins Maasvlakte 2 contract
    DUTCH consortium beats off Belgian rival for the massive E1bn contract to expand port of Rotterdam.
  • Baltic-Imarex spat takes new twist
    FFABA has threatened to expel Oslo-based company unless it begins contributing data to its tanker forward curve.
  • Virtual investments
    CHINA'S shipbuilding seems to be going down the same route as businesses of the dotcom era.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Diluted energy bill to cut demand
    The US Senate has passed watered-down energy legislation that includes a mandate for much higher vehicle fuel-efficiency standards
  • Breakers protest Alang corruption
    BREAKERS at Alang-Sosiya in Gujarat have protested against "increasing instances of corrupt practices" at what was once world's largest ship demolition centre
  • Itajai opens record cruise season
    THE Brazilian port of Itajai kicks off its cruise season today when the Silver Wind calls, and port authority officials are forecasting 21 vessel calls during the current season
  • Hawaii Superferry re-launches
    HAWAII Superferry finally resumed service yesterday after a months-long legal struggle and faced no protestor disruptions upon arrival in Maui
  • PetroChina fuelling selling spree
    PETROCHINA'S selling spree of fuel oil derivatives is almost certain to affect prices of the commodity, experts say
  • Leaders implicated in illegal ferry
    THE presidents of Syria and Turkey have been implicated in breaking UN Security Council resolutions by setting up an illegal ferry operation between northern Cyprus and Syria
  • Cyprus ferries: Nicosia keeps its cool
  • Flag failure stops N Cyprus ferries
  • Power-pack CITIC buys own fleet
  • China rebuts US shipyard fears
  • 'Hands-off' safety board blamed

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 14, 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.
  • Early TWIC sign-up advised
  • Sea-Tac ports to adopt clean air strategy
  • Redevelopment funds eyed for Miami port tunnels
  • Weaker demand expected to pressure rail, trucking in '08
  • Panama hosts finance meeting
  • Four ports join TWIC sign-up
  • MOL opens Russia office
  • New CEO for Amports
  • India again extends port bids
  • Homeland Security to test container security tech

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • What is the weakest link in the intermodal chain?
    This week's truckers' strike in Italy has reminded us of the fragility of the logistics supply chain and the speed at which shortages of 'essentials' can become apparent.
  • Unpopular repeal of US tonnage tax proposed
  • Sea Axis introduces new pallet-wide box
  • Zim invests in new Asia ' North Europe service
  • Evergreen and Zim cut Asia ' USEC service
  • Carrier Transicold launches PrimeLINE

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Nordcapital shuffles the deck
    Former AP Moller-Maersk executive Knud Stubkj'r comes in at German finance group as managing partner steps down.
  • US yard workers hospitalised
    Four men at Bay Bridge in Virginia overcome by carbon monoxide fumes.
  • Last duckling fixed
    US-listed Star Bulk puts supramax I Duckling on five-year time-charter at $39,500 per day.
  • Jinhui goes fourth
    Hong Kong owner will have to wait five years for delivery of latest supramax from Tsuneishi in the Philippines.
  • Todd set to design ferries
    Washington state ferry deal starts design process for four, 144-car ferries.
  • Opec output rising
    Extra 460,000 bpd could be loaded on to tankers this month, analyst says.
  • Rosmorport offers new link
    Russian ports company in talks over direct ferry run from Vyborg to Sassnitz in Germany.
  • Bangladesh books a dozen
    Country better known for its ship scrapping has won a newbuilding order from a German owner.
  • Palmali back again
    Turkish owner brings series of chemical tanker newbuildings to 15 at Krasnoye Sormovo in Russia.
  • Aloha, Mokihana
    Controversial rebuild of Matson Navigation conro is finished, and the Mokihana has a lot of car capacity to show for it.
  • Tanker hose conspiracy
    Dunlop executives admit participation in cartel that inflated shipping and oil industry equipment costs.
  • City says no to LNG
    City on California's coast casts a unanimous vote against Woodside Energy's LNG terminal project.
  • Koreas eye yard harmony
    Date set for Daewoo and Samsung delegation to head north to assess feasibility of setting up shipbuilding sites.
  • Mercator slips
    Indian shipowner sees shares slip by over 21% in value on debut on Singapore Stock Exchange.
  • IHI's losses widen
    Another day, another embarrassing earnings admission - but Japanese shipbuilder expects to hit better form next year.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Stubkjær resurfaces at Nordcapital
  • Teekay spins Aframax Tankers
  • Matson increases Hawaii ro/ro capacity with ship conversion
  • Somali pirates release tanker
  • MOL opens third Russia office in St. Petersburg
  • Boeing to start 777F production soon
  • YRC reaches LTL labor deal
  • U.S., EU mutual recognition of C-TPAT, AEO programs still faces hurdles
  • Gildan expands Kuehne + Nagel warehousing partnership to Asia
  • CWT expands in Singapore
  • FMC reviews 6 OTI license applications
  • Long Beach port set to implement $35 container tax
  • Miami City Commission fund port tunnel
  • Vancouver USA port purchases future container terminal site
  • AMPORTS chief to retire
  • Jacksonville port confirms new board members

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • Broken hose likely cause of oil spill
    A broken hose leading from the mooring point to the to the loading vessel was the likely cause of the major North Sea oil spill on Wednesday this week, when 4,000 cubic metres (24,100 barrels) of light crude spilled into ...
  • EU-Commission looks into Danish tonnage tax scheme
    The EU-Commission has decided to open a formal investigation in to the Danish tonnage tax scheme. It is especially three changes from the previous version of the tonnage tax scheme that has drawn the Commissions attention. That is: The ...
  • Safe to convert VLCCs into ore carriers
    Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has reassured dry bulk owners that it is entirely safe to convert single hull VLCCs into ore carriers, suitable for the harshest routes. DNV is currently classing eight VLCCs under conversion or pending and do realise ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2007
  • New deal to boost Peru's bunker market
    Joint venture announced with 'ample room for growth' as free-trade deal signed.
  • IMO has a year to 'prove its worth'
    International Chamber of Shipping says it is 'absolutely vital' that the IMO acts on ship-generated pollution in 2008.
  • Rotterdam market holds firm
  • Marine hose executives jailed
    Two executives and an independent consultant admit price rigging.
  • Exhaust gas scrubbers have potential to 'cut CO2 emissions'
    Scrubbing technology could solve one of the gravest environmental issues facing shipping.
  • Dan-Bunkering expands Denmark trading team
  • Japan: October bonded bunker sales up
    Bonded bunker sales up year-on-year as demand responds to relatively lower prices.
  • PetroChina steps up fuel oil trades
    Players say PetroChina's growing presence could influence benchmark prices.
  • Bunker storage tank maintanence in Hong Kong
    Loading from ExxonMobil's tank will be suspended.

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