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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
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  • New projects for straits safety, efficiency
    AMID the expected sharp rise in traffic in the Straits of Malacca and Singapore Strait, the Maritime Port Authority (MPA) has embarked on new projects to keep pace with the developments.
  • Seaspan to keep increasing dividends
    Seaspan Corp, a Hong Kong-based shipper doubling its fleet, will increase its dividend to attract more investors.
  • Det norske files plan for Froy oilfield
    Norwegian independent oil company Det norske oljeselskap filed an application last Friday for redevelopment of the dormant Froy oilfield in the North Sea for a 2012 start-up, Det norske said yesterday.
  • Aeroflot jet crash an accident, says minister
  • Houston port, airports wait to reopen after Ike
  • Ferry sinks off Turkish coast

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
  • Shenzhen's logistics volume rises in first seven months
  • Rotterdam's Euromax Terminal opens
  • Permission sought for revised Elbe Channel deepening plan
  • Kenya considers second major Mombasa major port development
  • Panama Canal gets A2 rating from Moody's - its first
  • GreenCarrier buys Riga's Spedair to boost Baltic presence
  • Hactl announces 3.3pc drop in tonnage in August
  • Eastern Canada's Moncton pins hopes on US airfreight hub role
  • Mid East boom to ward off air cargo demand crunch

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
  • NYK Line revamps USEC-ECSA ANS service
  • MSC bans its vessels from piracy-prone Gulf of Aden
  • Evergreen Line terminates Asia-East Med service after 12 months
  • Evergreen & Wan Hai to offer Japan-Taiwan-Philippines service
  • Hanjin Shipping announces Euromax Terminal opening
  • Senator Lines' MSC Loop A service drops Gioia Tauro call
  • Maersk Line switching to DCT Gdansk from Dec. 1
  • Maersk Group reaches new milestone with HSE Report
  • NANZDA to raise China, HK-New Zealand rates from Sept. 15
  • Maersk Tankers places orders to bolster VLCC fleet
  • OOCL establishes own office in Poland
  • Elbe channel deepening plans to be reviewed
  • Maersk Line reopens commercial cargo to/from Iraq
  • Blanket scanning of boxes seen muzzling global trade
  • Essar Shipping reorganising group cos to become total logistics provider
  • SAFE framework mooted to avoid pitfalls of blanket box screening
  • MbPT scores 2nd in Hindi!
  • NM Port draws up plans for 4 more berths
  • ...invites EoIs for developing LNG terminal
  • PPT faces a 'personnel' problem!
  • Mormugao Port excels in iron ore loading
  • Port workers to observe demands day on Sept. 23
  • GTI's meet proves a major draw
  • Logistics industry calculated to gallop by 15-20 pc every year
  • 6 logistics parks to come up along freight corridor in Gujarat
  • TIL strikes strategic partnership deal with Hyster-US
  • Core sector index growth rate down to 4.3 pc
  • Capital goods, consumer durables lift IIP to 7.1 pc in July
  • Core sector growth decelerates
  • Optimistic CMIE faults govt data
  • Sweet export sop ending this month
  • Singur failure will slow down FDI-IMC
  • It may take year to declare Pusa-1121 as Basmati
  • Customs, excise duty collections at record high
  • Textile exporters may continue to get incentives for some more time

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
  • Hapag-Lloyd direct to Australia
  • Continental to open third daily service to London
  • Poland's PKP Cargo with new strategy
  • Turkey open to Armenia for Kars'Tbilisi'Baku rail

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Attacks continue in Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean
  • Stolt Nielsen buys tank container business
  • Iran slams "illegal" US action against IRISL
  • TBS buys heavylift ship

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • USCG starts reopening waterways
  • Smit to Boskalis: No thanks
  • Ports of Houston and Galveston start recovery operations
  • Kirby reports on Ike impact
  • Boskalis plans offer for Smit Internationale

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Port of Vancouver, USA sponsoring business symposium
  • Alaska Airlines announces capacity cuts for winter schedule
  • MOL testing new paint designed to save fuel
  • Crowley taps Michael Roberts as vice president/general counsel
  • Coast Guard team boards smugglers' semi-submersible craft

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Cracks start to show as insurers face new threats
    NEWBUILDING activity is eroding rate levels and endangering security, says Lloyd's director Rolf Tolle.
  • PST cautious as boxship prices continue to fall
    PACIFIC Shipping Trust rules out any further sale and leaseback deals in the coming few months.
  • Petrobras gives nod for 10 FPSOs
    BOARD approves the contracting of vessels for oil developments in the Santos basin to boost output from Brazil next decade.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Bloodbath on Wall Street
    US-listed shipping stocks were dragged down Monday as the Dow Jones average plummeted over 500 points, the sharpest single-day slide since the September 2001 terrorism attacks
  • 101 saved in Turkish ro-ro sinking
    FOUR PEOPLE were missing today, one death was confirmed and 101 people were rescued in the sinking of a ro-ro at Bandirma on the Sea of Marmara in northwestern Turkey
  • Crude drops on Ike results, bank failure
    CRUDE futures dropped again this morning to a seven-month low after good news from Hurricane Ike but bad news from Lehman Brothers
  • Nimble but careful for Greek ports
    GREECE'S new minister of shipping Anastasis Papaligouras spent his first day in office today, urging "swift, albeit careful, steps" for port privatisation
  • Plans in place for Essar expansion
    ESSAR Shipping, Ports & Logistics of India has chalked out a ten-figure expansion plan to be implemented over the next three years
  • Container outlook graded down
    THE HEALTH of container trades worldwide is "deteriorating", according to Global Insight, which has lowered its forecasts and warned of losses ahead

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • After Hurricane Ike, Port of Houston without power; waterways re-open
  • LA-LB determined to keep cargo flowing smoothly
  • Trade group optimistic about ACE system development
  • APL volumes up 10%
  • Deutsche Post denies reports it will quit US
  • China appeals WTO ruling
  • Hapag-Lloyd sets Aussie loop
  • EU to ax high-tech tariffs
  • MOL calls Da Chan Bay
  • Liberty wants ISC meeting
  • Marad makes 'green' grants

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Hapag-Lloyd, CMA CGM rejoin on Euro-Australia route
  • Box charter market plunges again
  • Oil price fall shrugs off Ike
  • Russian box growth continues at PLP
  • Backlash from Lehman collapse set to hit shipping stocks

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • The Lehman effect
    After Lehman Brothers files for bankruptcy, US-listed shipping stocks take a steep plunge.
  • Reopening begins
    After Hurricane Ike, the Houston Ship Channel has reopened to commercial traffic, although with restrictions.
  • FPSO spree
    Petrobras unveils plans to charter-in two floating production units and build eight more.
  • Still buying
    Shapiro-led Liberty Shipping lifts stake in International Shipholding Corp and repeats that it might be willing to up its offer for the rest.
  • Make it snappy
    New merchant marine minister Anastasios Papaligouras pledges quick takeovers at Piraeus and Thessaloniki.
  • Tanker attacked
    Japanese owner of Golden Nori, seized last year, almost sees another of its ships hijacked off Somalia.
  • Smitten
    Royal Boskalis Westminster kicks off premium $1.57bn bid for Smit, its second offer this year.
  • Buy-back over
    India's Great Offshore wraps up $12m share buy-back scheme launched in April.
  • Smit soars
    Dutch shipowner's stock rockets 28.45% after Boskalis kicks off $1.57bn takeover.
  • Antalina safe
    Power restored to Greek bulker which had to ride out Hurricane Ike in Gulf of Mexico.
  • Head for the hills
    Workers at Malta Shipyards snapping up redundancy package after EU called time on state aid.
  • Singapore sinks
    Shipping shares have taken a beating amid concerns over further US financial woes.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Hapag-Lloyd changing Europe/Oceania via Suez loop
  • Iran, IRISL slam U.S. sanctions on carrier
  • MarAd activates insurance alternative for ships calling Georgia
  • Cathay Korea executive says focus is on profitable routes
  • Truckers hail decision against Pennsylvania tolls
  • Vietnam weighs measures to avoid antidumping duties on apparel to U.S.
  • China eliminates import duty on large machinery spare parts
  • Fiber optics firm selects MDI software package
  • ATA seeks emergency injunction against SoCal truck plan
  • Port of Houston reports minimal damage from Ike

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Owners are using private security companies in the Gulf of Aden
    Several shipping companies operating in the Gulf of Aden, Somalia, have started to engage private security companies placing armed guards on board the vessels, reports Lloyd's List. The main reason is the lack of law and order in the area ...
  • Ro-ro vessel sank in the Sea of Marmara
    The Turkish ro-ro vessel Hayat N sank on Sunday in the Sea of Marmara, 300 metres off the port town Bandirma. At least one person died and about 30 persons are still missing. The ferry, 118 metres, was carrying ...
  • Polish yards waiting for EC response
    The Polish treasury minister Aleksander Grad has now delivered a new restructuring plan for Poland's bankruptcy-threatened yards at Szczecin and Gdynia to the European Commission, reports Fairplay. The verdict is expected within three weeks. If the Union rejects the ...

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
  • Bunker spills convention coming into force
    Operators will be strictly liable for pollution damage.
  • Rotterdam fuel oil closes sharply lower
    Terminal loading congestion has also eased after last week's delays.
  • Singapore bunker prices below $600
    Regional bunker market slides, but falls not as steep as in recent days.
  • Sri Lankan bunker prices should 'drop'
    Colombo supplier welcomes moves to share tank farm.
  • O.W. Bunker boosts Singapore risk management division
    OW says demand for risk management has been growing in volatile economic climate.
  • Rotterdam market quiet at midday
  • Scale of Hebei Spirit spill could have been reduced
    Tanker was not allowed to unload cargo immediately.
  • Confusion in Colombo tank farm handover
    Conflicting reports on whether LMS was able to remove its bunker stocks in time to meet deadline.
  • Bunker Holding welcomes new staff
  • Singapore sees record bunker sales in August
    Number of 'bunker-call' vessels also hits record high.
  • Typhoon leaves Taiwan, heads towards Japan
    Bunkering operations resume in Taiwan.
  • Fuel trading firm given Singapore supplier accreditation
    Bakri to expand bunkering business in the Asia-Pacific.

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