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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
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  • KepFels delivers jackup rig ahead of time
    Amid the current oil boom and consequent rush to get drilling rigs to market, Keppel Offshore and Marine unit Keppel Fels has proven its capability yet again with the on-time and incident-free delivery of another KFels B Class jackup rig on Saturday.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Ports in Beibu Gulf suffers distribution block
  • MOL's PSX service calls at Da Chan Bay Terminal One
  • NYK makes DJSI Index for sixth consecutive year
  • Karachi Port cools to awarding dredging to China bidder
  • US pork exports to China up more than 3 fold, 4 fold in value
  • Expert recommends SAFE framework to avoid US blanket screening disaster
  • Cathay, Dragonair August tonnage drops 3.1pc year on year
  • Kenya Airways launches service to China
  • Shenzhen Airlines adds services departing from Chengdu

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • SCI playing role of trade facilitator in big way
  • APL connects to world of art!
  • Suraj Forwarders takes aboard Global Marine Agencies in voyage to rosier horizons
  • Project cargo industry seen sailing to rewarding prospects
  • US Consul for cementing trade ties, more JVs & tech transfers
  • KoPT's August feat betters own throughput record
  • Maharashtra Maritime Board asked to formulate new port development policy
  • Pune CHAA elects S. Y. Ranade & Vinod Sharma to the helm
  • Now, countdown to "Logistics - Indore"
  • Commerce Ministry to insist on retaining enhanced DEPB sop till March 2009
  • WTO proposals for sectoral tariff to be discussed tomorrow

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Panalpina appoints Sven Hoemmken as head of supply chain management
  • Maersk moving from Gdynia to Gdansk
  • Some Alitalia unions want deal to save airline
  • Deutsche Bahn set to take over Romtrans
  • La Poste wants to buy Seur in Spain

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • BBC Trinidad sails free
  • EU states "should improve certification checks"
  • Canada to spend US$673m on icebreaker
  • Golden Ocean hands over bulker newbuild

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
  • Ike causes minimal damage at Port of Houston
  • Drifting bulker survives Ike
  • Two Keppel yards deliver jack-ups early

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • Bradwood Landing LNG facility reports on projects affect on seals
  • NYK returns to index of socially responsible firms
  • Empty APL containers become work of art
  • US rail freight traffic down during month of August
  • Thomas B. Crowley Jr. to receive Mystic Seaport honor

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
  • Ike shuts down US refineries
    EARLY indications reveal no significant damage to oil installations, but shortages feared as production hit by power cuts.
  • Energy insurers braced for $800m hurricane bill

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • Greek shipping minister resigns
    GREEK shipping minister Giorgos Voulgarakis resigned today after weeks of accusations that he and his lawyer wife had been involved in profitable extra-political real estate dealings
  • Kroes frowns on Malta's yard write-off
    THE EC'S Competition Commissioner Neelie Kroes has said Malta's write-off of €100M ($141M) in debts before selling Malta Shipyards violates EU rules
  • Poland submits yards scheme to EC
    POLAND today submitted its restructuring plan for its bankruptcy-threatened yards at Szczecin and Gdynia to the EC
  • PM's adviser held in Mauritian scandal
    THE SENIOR Mauritian ports adviser was arrested today in a continuing scandal over bribery allegations in an island dredging contract
  • Stymied bulker must ride out Ike
    THE US Coast Guard told the crew of a stymied bulker today that they will have to weather the hurricane bearing down on them off Texas, where refineries are shutting down

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • FMC move will likely delay clean-trucks plan implementation at LA-LB ports
    Federal Maritime Commission has requested more information from ports about working agreement behind drayage plan.
  • CKYH drops Asia-U.S. loop
  • House clears highway bill
  • Analysis: A fundamental gap in C-TPAT
  • Storms hamper rail freight
  • California sues port truckers
  • ISC forms takeover panel
  • Freighter crew safe after riding out Ike
  • Deutsche Post sells bank unit to focus on logistics
  • Panalpina tabs SCM chief
  • Seko opens in S. Africa

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • Has the slowdown finally arrived?
    It is just over a year since the defaults and problems in the US sub-prime mortgage market became a world phenomenon and all of a sudden everyone was talking of an international banking crisis and a global credit crunch. While many economic and trading indices have been of a negative tone since and world trade has definitely slowed, the container shipping industry has continued to expand.
  • Channel Tunnel fire disrupts European freight traffic
  • July proves a mixed bag for the Far East/Europe trade
  • DFDS Tor Line upgrades ElbeBridge service
  • Irish traffic stutters
  • MD signs up AFL Telecommunications

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • Rescue aborted
    An effort to help the crew of a disabled bulker in the path of an oncoming hurricane has been aborted.
  • In harm's way
    Teo Shipping's handysize Antalina loses propulsion directly in the path of Hurricane Ike.
  • Ten ships still held
    The BBC Trinidad has been released but piracy remains a way of life in Eyl.
  • Magdalene sold
    German bulker owner Reederi Johann Blumenthal fetches $74m for an elderly capesize bulker.
  • Lorentzen sells
    Chilean interests said to be paying nearly $28m for a chemical tankery delivered to Nicolai Lorentzen's Lorentzen Skibs.
  • Cosco ups stake
    China Ocean Shipping plans to increase its stake in spin-off China Cosco Holdings by 2%.
  • Dividend rammed
    "Strategic review" leads to suspension of dividend payments at Greek owner Aries Maritime.
  • 'Meaningful stake'
    Connecticut private equity firm could end up with 15% of a Caspian Sea offshore vessel owner.
  • Two week window
    Helge Mogster's Dof will resolve joint takeover of Dof Subsea within two weeks after taking over shares today.
  • Sveaas buys again
    Norwegian investor shells out another $3.69m for Trico Marine Services stock.
  • Buyback grows
    Charles Fabrikant-led Seacor Holdings raises earmark for buying shares and debentures by $118m.
  • Kjaerulff quits
    Long-standing Torm chief steps down to make way for the incoming Jacob Meldgaard.
  • Saturn strikes
    Owners running rings around charterers with Havila AHST the main winner.
  • IRISL strikes back
    Nuclear accusations branded as sheer lies by Iran's flagship carrier, with sanctions set to fail.
  • Off the spot
    Njal Saevik's Havila bags $11.5m term charter for anchor handler in Libya.
  • Yard scrap
    Daewoo employee union ready to fight if rival Hyundai Heavy doesn't scrap stake purchase plan.
  • Shy, not retiring
    Klaus Kjaerulff is not ready to turn his back on the boardroom just yet but he is keeping his future plans under wraps.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • Hong Kong ship owners blast lack of piracy protection in Gulf of Aden
  • Kidnapping insurer sees upsurge in interest by shipping companies
  • U.S. Treasury taps IRISL, affiliates for advancing Iran proliferation
  • International Shipholding appoints committee to weigh Liberty offer
  • New CEO for TORM
  • Summit partners with Kaitong to offer Yangtze River service
  • House plugs gap in highway trust fund
  • Fire closes Channel Tunnel
  • U.S.-flag Great Lakes cargo rises 6% in August
  • House bill seeks to terminate cross-border trucking program
  • PD Ports urges immediate rail action from U.K. government
  • DPWN sells Postbank stake to focus on logistics
  • ITC: Chinese clothes hanger imports hang U.S. makers out to dry
  • U.S.-Puerto Rico exports exempt from advance filing timeframes
  • DB Schenker bundles activities in southern Norway
  • Panalpina hires Hoemmken as head of supply chain management
  • ATA files appeal over denial of injunction against SoCal truck plan
  • Ports prepare for Hurricane Ike
  • U.S. grants help fund LNG terminal studies in Lithuania, Romania
  • SoCal short-haul rail line completes fleet modernization

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • Norden executive takes top job in Torm
    Today it was announced that Klaus Kj'rulff (56), has decided to leave Torm after 33 years with the company, the last eight years as CEO. He will be replaced by Jacob Meldgaard (40), Executive Vice President of D/S Norden ...
  • Aker Yards wins contract for ferry conversion
    G.A.P. Adventures and Aker Yards Lifecycle Services have signed a contract about rebuilding the former Viking Line- ferry 'landsf'rjan into the expedition cruise vessel Expedition at Aker Yards' Rauma shipyard. The conversion work is scheduled to be completed in April ...
  • Public meeting at Fredericia Skibsværft
    Fredericia Skibsværft A/S has called for a public meeting on Monday at the shipyard in Fredericia. The shipyard's management headed by the owner, Thomas Andersen, has called for the meeting in order to give the public the yard's version ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
  • 'Ike's fury' grinds Houston bunkering to a halt
    Hurricane approaches the Gulf Coast as a category 3, bunkering postponed until further notice.
  • Cargo vessel sinks off the Phillipine Coast
    Divers are checking the ship for a possible bunker fuel spill.
  • Global bunker market report
  • High viscosity fuels 'the least adulterated'
    But the heaviest fuels also tend to have a higher sulphur content says DNVPS consultant.
  • Shares in shipping gain ground as bunker prices fall
    South Korean and Japanese shipping companies see share prices climb as bunker prices hit four-month lows.
  • Asian bunker markets still falling
    But crude oil markets climbing as worries about Hurricane Ike grow.
  • Maersk extends its BAF
    Bunker Adjustment factor to be applied on more routes.
  • Rotterdam barges tight till next week
  • US 'disagrees' with OPEC oil cut
    The US government wants to build output from energy resources in its own country.
  • Approaching typhoon halts bunkering operations
    Bunker operations in Taiwan's eastern ports suspended.

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