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The Business Timesweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2007
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  • More integration sought for maritime sector
    Greater integration in the maritime industry is the focus of an initiative to be launched by the National University of Singapore's Centre for Maritime Studies at the conclusion of its Global Maritime and Intermodal Logistics Conference.
  • Screening trial for containers to commence
    There is to be a six-month trial to see how feasible it is to screen every shipping container bound to the US from Singapore.
  • Newcastle coal prices near record on harbour congestion
    Coal prices at Australia's Newcastle port stayed near a record on concern that congestion at the harbour will worsen after a regulator rejected plans to change the way shipping capacity is allocated.
  • Daewoo profits plunge 67% to 11.3b won
  • China shipping firms to expand oil tanker fleets
  • US steps up anti-piracy operations off Somalia
  • SSA takes to the seas for a good cause

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2007
  • Shipowners deplore rivalry for crewmen, but welcome workplace regulation
  • China increases pace of Xinjiang-Central Asia transport network building
  • MOL opens St Petersburg office to expand Russian operations
  • Hutchison ups investment in Bahamas CT as Phase 4 begins
  • Intra-Asian trade up with 29pc increase in exports within Asia
  • Vladivostok Container Terminal throughput up 34pc to November
  • Pudong's PACTL moves its first million tons of airfreight
  • Boeing to start building first 777 freighter as design phase ends
  • Air NZ investigates radioactive scare in cargo building

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 18, 2007
  • APL,HMM,CMA-CGM & MOL announce winter capacity plans
  • Yemen-UAE team up to operate Aden box terminal
  • Hanjin adds capacity, with bigger newbuilds replacing smaller ships
  • GAC Group opens 13 shipping agency offices in Australia
  • Japanese sign $ 239 m loan for Mombasa box terminal
  • YANG MING LINE's AES3 service starts calling at SCT
  • EvERGREEN LINE moving towards mega ships?
  • War risk insurer, Hellenic, to cut premium rates to 2002 levels
  • Le Havre puts up good show in Jan.-Oct. 2007
  • Cosco Pacific plans to double port spending
  • China Shipping expects to top profit projections
  • Cosco Corp. to sell bulk carriers
  • Vietnam pushes port investment
  • Hyundai Heavy Ind announces 679.8-bn won S'pore order
  • Ship freight rates to & from US projected to dip
  • Transworld Group awards GWS $ 80-m shipbuilding contract
  • Ficci seeks easier access to Korea's services market
  • India, Pak trade potential fixed at $ 12 bn
  • PET film may attract EU dumping duties again
  • AIAI signs MoU for mutual cooperation with University of Technology, Sydney
  • The Millionaire Club
  • UK ports run risk of becoming 'feeder-only' points
  • L&T shipyard may spring up in Mundra, Chennai or Kakinadas
  • Manufacturing drives IIP: Up by 11.8 pc in October
  • Commercial credit growth springs forward
  • RBI official asks exporters to factor in rising Re. while negotiating global deals
  • Mere $ 33 m rise in forex reserves
  • Rev. Dept takes umbrage at Commerce Ministry's note to CCEA on export sops 'Ad hoc concessions may be deemed export subsidy & challenged at WTO'

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Nicolas Perrin definite head of SBB Cargo
  • Intermarine appoints managing director for Asia
  • MOL opens St Petersburg office
  • Continental Airlines generates record revenue
  • Agility acquires French Medgroup

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Offshore rates "to stay at historic highs"
  • P&I claims "set to stay high"
  • Rina backs Cruise Ship Safety Forum
  • LR runs coatings courses

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • DryShips takes stake in Ocean Rig
  • Todd inks WSF ferry design contract

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Portland Port Commission Oks sale of headquarters building
  • Virgin America Airline coming to Sea-Tac Airport
  • Boeing donation to aid Pacific Northwest flood victims
  • Matson ads ro-ro capacity with return of MV MOKIHANA
  • Port of Vancouver, USA taps Hurt as contracts manager

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Ionia fined $4.9m for Kriton waste oil pollution
    ATTORNEY Michael Chalos hails fine as 'vindication' of the Greek company.
  • Ionia faces $9m fine for Kriton waste oil pollution
  • Hutchison makes bid for GBPA
    HUTCHISON Ports confirms it has made an offer to buy the parent company of Grand Bahama Port Authority.
  • DryShips takes stake in Ocean Rig
    GREEK dry-bulk carrier diversifies into drilling market, paying $405m for 30.4% stake.
  • Scare Tactics
    IS global warming simply the latest bogeyman conjured up by scientists, media, lobbyists, politicians and government officials?
  • A charge too far
    THE verdict in the manslaughter trial of the watchkeeping ferry officer of the Pride of Bilbao may not be surprising in the circumstances.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Human error caused Crown casualty
    A second officer's panicked confusion between port and starboard appears to have caused the severe list of Princess Cruises' Crown Princess last year
  • Sepetiba ore exports suspended
    AN accident last week has led to a suspension of all ship movements involving Brazilian iron ore exports out of the Rio de Janeiro state port of Sepetiba
  • UK to recognise Sri Lankan tickets
    MARITIME authorities in the UK and Sri Lanka agreed to recognise each other's certificates of competency
  • P&I claims could break 2006 record
    LAST year's record level of P&I claims was not a peak but a new plateau, warns HSBC Insurance Brokers
  • DryShips goes offshore
    DRYSHIPS will acquire 30.4% of Ocean Rig ASA, with DryShips' chairman George Economou buying an additional 4.4% share
  • Arkas gets funds for Turkish ports
    TURKISH transport group Arkas Holding has secured a $45M loan to expand port operations and develop logistics facilities in Anatolia
  • Algerian terror spreads to ferries
  • 48-hr rule will cause cruise losses
  • CLIA blasts cabotage plan
  • Ionia hit with $5M dumping fine
  • Alang gets serious on asbestos
  • Coastguard rescues drifting ferry
  • Repaired Cosco Busan set free
  • Tugs are pulling against the tide
  • Korea acts on single-hull tankers
  • Four to bid for Canal expansion

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Rotterdam awards construction contract for Maasvlakte container mega-port
    Europe's busiest box port awards contract for construction work on 4-million-TEU Maasvlakte 2 container project.
  • U.S. grants EU postal, warehouse concessions
  • Port Everglades net up 50%
  • DHS criticized for delaying box security devices
  • TACA carriers suspend bunker fuel charge formula
  • Bistate Jasper port office approved
  • Consortia selected to bid on Panama Canal expansion
  • Cargolux lowers fuel fee
  • Cosco Busan to move
  • Eurogate buys into Russia container terminal
  • MSC increases fuel surcharges

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Arkas secures USD45 million IFC loan
  • Singapore 100% scanning trial: a test for the bill
  • MOL terminates Scandinavian agency contract to go it alone
  • Dutch consortia wins Maasvlakte 2 construction contract
  • South Carolina approves plan for container facility

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Spill nears bird bay
    South Korea's worst oil spill continues drifting, and it's drawing near to an important wintering location for migratory birds.
  • Miner restarts shipments
    Brazilian miner Vale restarted iron ore shipments to China after a bulker damaged its Rio de Janeiro terminal.
  • Top talks about Noiseless
    US-listed tanker and bulker owner confirms the unloading of a suezmax tanker.
  • Down on DryShips play
    Economou-led dry-bulk player's shares tank after company buys into Oslo-listed rig contractor, while other dry stocks follow the bearish trend.
  • Top Tankers no more
    Enter Top Ships, the new name of the US-listed tanker and bulker owner formally known as Top Tankers.
  • Brazil shells out $990m
    The Brazilian Transport Ministry's Merchant Marine Fund has approved $990m in financing for shipbuilding projects and shipyard upgrades.
  • Economou in rig play
    DryShips takes $405m punt on deep water drilling as company chief sells on week old Ocean Rig stake.
  • FreeSeas forecast slashed
    New York analyst chops fourth-quarter forecast for the US-listed bulker owner, but the company fires back with strong charter rates.
  • Fuel spilt in Ohio
    Bulk carrier smacks a dock in Toledo and spills 10 tonnes of fuel into the Maumee River.
  • TMM to buy back
    Mexican tanker owner can spend up to $10m on its own stock.
  • Vroon buys bitumen tankers
    Dutch owner orders eight small ships at GEO Shipyard in Korea.
  • 19 missing after tanker clash
    Search goes on for fishermen after boat hit Formosa vessel.
  • TBS takes two
    US owner snaps up veteran tweendeckers from Dannebrog of Denmark.
  • Filipinos fleeced
    Excessive government fees and manning agency charges add to high peso woes.
  • IFC backs Arkas
    Turkish shipping group gets $45m from World Bank lender to improve infrastrucutre.
  • Cargoship refloated off UK
    Russian-owned vessel went hard aground at mouth of River Teign.
  • Transworld signs for boxships
    Indian group heads to China for two 1,740-teu vessels to meet growing demand.
  • Lamnalco orders at ABG
    Indian yard wins offshore support vessels from Cypriot and Egyptian owners.
  • Limarko loses oldie
    Lithuanian owner offloads 1986-built cargoship to Scandinavian interests as it upgrades fleet.
  • Supramaxes for Apeejay
    Indian owner to spend $130m on Guangzhou newbuildings.
  • Zim adds option
    Israeli box line orders ninth 12,600-teu giant at Samsung in Korea.
  • Ionia fined $4.9m
    Greek tanker owner's records to be reviewed every six months after conviction for concealing oil dumping.
  • Clessidra eyes Tirrenia
    Italian buyout firm will throw hat in ring if government sells stake in ferry owner.
  • Cafiero dies aged 66
    Italian shipping industry mourns passing of tanker, bulker and shipmanagement group chief.
  • Deep Sea sells and fixes
    Oslo-listed supply boat operator offloads newbuilding for profit and ties-up another for two years.
  • Seadrill bids for Aker
    Fredriksen's Norwegian drilling outfit makes voluntary offer for Oslo-listed rival Aker Drilling.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • Hutchison tycoon sells shares in two Chinese carriers
  • China Shipping places orders for iron ore and bulk cargo vessels
  • Tanker company fined $4.9 million
  • Beluga christens "kite ship"
  • Last of Maersk's PS-class giants named
  • U.S. Navy countering Somali pirates with aggression
  • Maersk Line representative "impressed" with Indian economic growth
  • ESPMC raises Callao congestion charge, introduces hazmat additional
  • MOL consolidates Nordic business
  • Matson, Horizon offer to buy gantry cranes for Guam port
  • Cargolux lowering fuel surcharge
  • Kuehne + Nagel's head of rail & logistics quits
  • Chertoff: Congress needs to reform DHS oversight
  • Singapore signs pact with U.S. for container scanning
  • Whirlpool opening new warehouse in Ohio
  • Minnesota seeks South African export opportunities
  • Contract awarded for Charleston terminal
  • COSCO Pacific terminals throughput up 20 percent for year
  • Chennai sees congestion charge, 1 million TEUs
  • Longview port delays berth-building contract for second time

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • First commercial vessel with towing kite named
    The first commercial vessel in a very long time to use wind as an auxiliary power source has been named in 'berseebrücke in Hamburg. Beluga Shipping GmbH named their heavy lift vessel Beluga Skysails after the innovative towing kite called ...
  • Snøhvit LNG shipments stopped indefinitely
    StatoilHydro has stopped Snøhvit LNG shipments indefinitely while two crisis teams will try to find out what went wrong at the Melkøya LNG plant. LNG exports should now have been 5.67 billion standard cubic metres or 4.1 million ...
  • Inadequate loading routines on Statfjord
    Offshore loading routines on Statfjord contributed to the leak not being discovered sooner. The pumping data from the platform and the loading data from the shuttle tanker are only collated and compared every hour. In the latest incident last Wednesday ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2007
  • PDVSA holiday hours advisory
  • Demand mixed as year-end approaches
    Pre-holiday bunkering slots filling up fast in some markets while others report slow demand.
  • Work on Egyptian bunker terminal moving ahead
    Port Said project on target to open in 2010.
  • US snow storms end crude oil's slide
    Crude oil prices climbing; bunker prices firming in Singapore and Fujairah.
  • Rotterdam still tight for prompt
  • Bunker spill in Tasmania
    Boom deployed to contain the slick.
  • New HK shipowners chairman singles out emission issue
    Shipping emissions remain a challenge to the industry, newly elected chair of the shipowners association says.
  • Sri Lanka supplier invites bunkering partners
    State-owned oil refiner wants to expand its bunkering business.

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