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26 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:47 GMT+2

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The Business Timesweb site
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  • Gas emissions a top concern at Intertanko
    When it comes to environmental issues, independent tanker operators' association Intertanko is as concerned about oil spills as it is about gas emissions and fuel efficiency.

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Sched Netweb site
  • K Line offers feeder from USEC-Amazon region
  • Shekou Container Terminals attracts intra-Asia CGX2 service
  • Mexico sees million TEU port on its west coast in 2012
  • Scrap shipment box scam uncovered at Chittagong Port
  • Kiel Canal bridges thwart passage of tall Baltic ships
  • NZ's Tauranga port half year results puts Auckland takeover idea in doubt
  • Lufthansa Cargo to install bomb detectors at US airports
  • Korean Air Lines signs cargo deal with Uzbekistan Airways
  • Jet safety looms as greater problem on newer aircraft
  • Virgin to deploy Mercator's SkyChain for managing air cargo

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Exim Indiaweb site
  • Baltic Index sinks with vessels becoming freely available
  • Dredging resumes at Paradip Port
  • Laos opens door to investors
  • Spices exports post 15 pc growth during April-July
  • Cashew exports fetch record 74 pc more earnings
  • India, GCC to resume FTA talks
  • GTI's millionth TEU in 2008 handled in just 241 days!
  • Velji Dosabhai & Sons now certified IATA Cargo Agent
  • Vizag & Paradip Ports handling more rakes now
  • Saastha Warehousing launches state-of-art cold storage facility in Panvel
  • Govt against 'Swiss challenge' system in airport PPP projects
  • AFL Logistics introduces 'retail-ready' distribution facility
  • Revised duty drawback rates come into effect
  • CSO estimates Q1 GDP growth at 7.9 pc
  • Pillai optimistic of SEZs' performance
  • New Delhi empowered to denotify SEZs-Goa CM
  • NCAER scales down GDP growth projection to 7.8 pc
  • President Patil invited to give away Fieo's annual awards to top exporters
  • CBDT board strength full with 2 new members

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Lufthansa Cargo improving security
  • Czech Republic and Slovakia to merge rail freight companies
  • Via Mat group expanding in USA

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Maritime Global Netweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Maersk in Brostrom bid
  • Evergreen sees poor second quarter
  • FPSO specialist BW Offshore sees mixed six months
  • Maersk orders 4 VLCCs

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Marine Logweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Austal Tasmania completes first ferries

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World Wide Shipperweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Two giant pipe sections moving through Port of Everett
  • US rail freight traffic volume hits downside during week
  • Port of Longview public entity in removal of derelict vessel
  • NAFTA partner trade jumps up during June
  • General Dynamics delivers new nuclear submarine to Navy

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • German owners call for action against pirates
    SHIPOWNERS demand German navy start fighting pirates following surge in attacks off Somalia.
  • Philippines seeks to ban its seafarers in pirate-infested waters
  • AET sticks with Okskaya despite Russian yard fears
    OWNER places order for three chemical tankers despite recent collapse of contracts at other Russian yards.
  • Rig charter rates edge towards $700,000 a day
    RATES for deepwater drilling rigs buoyed by high demand for exploration and tight supply for 2009.

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Fairplayweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Argentina plans large box port
    A LARGE box is to be developed 60km south of Argentina's capital
  • No new bids for Polish yards
    POLAND has had no new offers for its bankruptcy-threatened Szczecin and Gdynia yard, while the European Commission continues to deliberate over two bids that have been made
  • Suit threatened over ghost ships
    MENTION Suisun Bay to anyone at MarAd and they scream ' especially now that a northern California water board is threatening to sue over ghost ship pollution
  • Somali pirates release Oman ship
    AN OMANI vessel taken by Somali pirates in January has been released, according to a BBC report

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Coast Guard closes Lousiana waterways as Hurricane Gustav moves in
    All navigable waterways in Southeast Louisiana closed in anticipation of heavy weather caused by Category 3 stormATA: Port trucks plan will raise costs for consumers
  • Russia bans US chicken
  • Tacoma cuts box forecast
  • UPS won't refund surcharge
  • FMC wants data from United States-Oceania carriers
  • US expanding country of origin labeling for food
  • Clarksons profit up 40%
  • Asia airlines cargo off 5.5%
  • More info sought on Seattle port rail deal
  • Gain for Forth Ports cargo

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Cold War: a new concern for ocean carriers?
    Just as ocean carriers begin to batten down the hatches to ride out the global downturn, a new double whammy threat to trade and costs has emerged.This could wreck the prospects of even the most prudent container shipping business plan.
  • Evergreen in North Asia-Australia retreat?
  • ICG H1 08 performance 'robust'
  • Evergreen posts Q2 net profit slump
  • APM T reports sharp H1 increase helped by terminal sale
  • Brazil's ports under strike threat

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Centrofin bites
    Dimitris Procopiou-controlled owner buys Transpetrol aframax under construction for $85m.
  • 'Caution remains'
    Saverys-led gasship player Exmar says third quarter has been firm but warns of 14 newbuildings entering the VLGC market.
  • Gulf Coast bracing
    Oil port set to close and more rig workers evacuate as Tropical Storm Gustav heads toward the US Gulf Coast.
  • The Oceanaut four
    US-listed blank-cheque company's recently announced bulker deal involves quartet owned by John Frangos-linked Irika Shipping.
  • Alone in black
    Attica Holdings avoids fate of two other Greek ferry owners by posting a profit in the first half.
  • Genco upgraded
    Maxim Group hikes rating for the New York bulker owner as market sentiment is expected to improve.
  • Minoan sinks
    Greek ferry owner punished by spiralling fuel costs as first half losses widen.
  • It's quotes time
    Tim Harris sent rushin' out the door at Clarkson while Maersk finds its match in Brostrom.
  • Three for AET
    MISC unit pens chemical tanker threesome at Russia's Okskaya Shipyard.
  • Anek slips on oil
    Greek ferry owner slumps to large first-half loss due to "dramatic" fuel price rise.
  • Ring of Sapphire
    Rogue fish surfaces on Stolt Sapphire to send 23 crew members scampering for the loo.
  • A&B shuffles posts
    Matson Navigation parent Alexander & Baldwin makes a series of management changes in a "reorganisation".
  • Robben rumpus
    South Africa's prison island museum being pursued over unpaid ferry newbuilding bill.
  • Taxing time
    Bigger tax bill and hefty investment losses mean Taiwanese bulker and tanker owner remains in the red.
  • U-Ming soars
    Taiwanese bulker owner still flying high in 2008 in seriously profitable markets.
  • Wei to go!
    Taiwanese bulker player Shih Wei builds profit further in first half as revenues surge.
  • BWO below par
    Project hiccups hurt operating performance at Oslo-listed owner with figures shy of expectations.
  • ICG: 'Prices rising'
    Owner of Irish Ferries warns of price rises as fuel bill soars, but reveals strong first-half profit.
  • Piraeus suffers
    Successive strikes a Greece's largest port send PPA into the red in the first half.
  • Hanjin double
    Korean yard makes it three capes in two days with newbuilding deal for European owner.
  • Eidsiva creeps up
    Norwegian owner's bottom line creeps up as interest swaps help fight falling revenue.
  • Ferry extension
    Canadian city of Halifax gives yards more time to tender for double passengership deal.
  • Imarex rises
    Oslo-listed freight derivatives broker posts strong first-half growth as trading volumes increase sharply.
  • Six times better
    Seadrill latest Fredriksen company to post rise in second quarter profit as analysts' estimates fall short.
  • Evergreen pales
    Soaring fuel costs and loss from airline affiliate send profit plummeting at Taiwanese boxship giant.
  • Subic safety
    Mandatory courses for all workers at Hanjin's Philippines shipyard aim to cut accident rate.
  • Backwards for BC
    Canadian ferry owner sees first quarter profit go into reverse as fuel bills bite.
  • Two more for STX
    Mystery owner signs up for bulker pair at Korean yard as Macquarie bank warns of dwindling orders.
  • Maersk in Oz rejig
    Danish behemoth says it is rearranging its liner services between Asia and Australia.
  • Sales lift Global
    The disposal of two single-hulled ships helps keep Malaysian tanker owner in the black.

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American Shipperweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • FMC probing U.S./Oceania liner trades
  • Danish bank forecasts 10% drop in container freight rates in 2009
  • FESCO takes delivery of 1,730-TEU ship
  • New ro/ro service for Baltimore
  • Euronav's first half profit up 51.5%
  • JAL adjusts up fuel surcharge
  • U.S. chicken shippers feel Russia's squeeze
  • India-ASEAN nations to sign FTA
  • USDA proposes rules for Chilean sweet oranges, grapefruit
  • Chiquita Brands sets up venture for produce products in China
  • DB Schenker targets high tech industries
  • Schenker Deutschland names Schäfer CFO
  • CargoWise appoints Todd
  • FMC reviews 42 OTI license applications
  • Mexico to open bidding for Punta Colonet port
  • SoCal truck plan: IANA throws support behind ATA injunction request
  • Montreal sees volume grow in first half
  • Duluth completes first wind turbine blade shipment to Brazil

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Shipping aid will be included in Finnish budget
    Now it seems like Finland is finally getting its new tonnage tax legislation. When drawing up the budget estimates, the Finnish Government has decided to include a comprehensive support for shipping. The most important component will be the revised tonnage ...
  • A broken tackle led to the loss of one man
    The preliminary reason for the loss of the 30-year old crew member on the Hanne Danica seems to have been failure of a lifting tackle. The chain in the tackle broke, leaving the deckhand unbalanced and within seconds he ...
  • Callenberg becomes WME
    Last year Wilhelmsen Maritime Holding AS acquired the Swedish maritime service provider Callenberg Croup. The integration of the Callenberg Group into Wilhelmsen Maritime Services continues and the company, a leading supplier of electrical, automation and HVAC systems to maritime and ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
AUGUST 29, 2008
  • Bullish fuel prices affect net earnings
    BC Ferries post a dramatic drop in earnings after fuel prices reach 'unprecedented levels'.
  • Distillates failing quality and sulphur standards
    Quality overall better than fuel oil, but off-specs occur and sulphur limits are not always met.
  • Gulf braces for Gustav
    On the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, bunker operators in the US and Mexican Gulf prepare for possible shut-down.
  • Rosneft underlines commitment to bunker sector
    Russian oil giant says it has 'conveniently located refineries and modern infrastructure'.
  • Fyffes says higher costs will hit full year results
    Bunker bills 'remain 80%' up on last year.
  • Operator sticks with spot market
    'Hedging' bunker purchases can be 'more complicated', says ICG.
  • Rotterdam market very quiet
  • Singapore prices at a premium to HK, Busan
    Tight avails and barging schedule lift prices above other key Asian ports.
  • Evergreen H1 profits fall on high bunker costs
    The Taiwanese container shipping line's profit fell 26.4% in the first half of 2008.
  • Authorities move against smuggling
    Philippines wants to stop smuggling activities during bunkering.
  • Barbados braced for rise in shipping costs
    Island nation feels heat of rising bunker prices.
  • High bunker costs eat into naval funds
    Japan's naval forces will need supplementary budget.
  • New policy could be setback for HKMEx
    China blocks foreign exchanges from using its warehouses for physical delivery of commodities.

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