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The Business Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
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  • STX wins Noble Corp ship order
    STX Group, owner of Europe's largest shipyard, won a drill ship contract worth as much as US$1.2 billion from Noble Corp, the third-largest US offshore oil driller.
  • S'pore firms should grab Latin American openings
    INVESTMENTS worth US$30 billion over the next five years in port and related infrastructure are up for grabs in Latin America, and Singapore companies should waste no time in getting a piece of the pie for themselves, John Price, managing director of market intelligence services at leading risk consultancy Kroll, told The Business Times.
  • Container firms must act 'to counter slump'
    A UNIQUE set of circumstances comprising escalating financial market turmoil, low consumer confidence as well as rising inflation and commodity prices has rapidly changed the container shipping environment and individual container shipping companies must take urgent action to counter the effects of the current downturn, said NOL container line arm APL's greater China president Dan Ryan at the 2nd Containerisation and Liner Shipping China conference in Tianjin yesterday.
  • Mitsui OSK to beat H1 profit target

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Banned Iranian shipping line plans to evade US sanctions
  • US Customs reject 100pc box scan, but will inspect 'thoughtfully'
  • Qingdao port volume beats old record of 200 million tonnes
  • Jiangsu re-gains garments, textiles, bamboo export rebates
  • Sinotrans first half profit up 5.3pc, revenues rise 18.8pc
  • Archangel cargo up 23.4pc, Murmansk borrows US$7.87 million
  • Kuehne + Nagel opens logistics centre in Germany
  • Judge rules that POLB's Clean Trucks programme is valid
  • Port of Seattle shoots for 5 million TEU with new terminal
  • Eurogate Intermodal acquires Hungarian rail freight firm Floyd
  • Former STX VP is named new COO of Aker Yards
  • Atlas to operate up to 8 freighters under DHL Express deal
  • Aeroflot posts 39pc increase in revenue during first half
  • Calcutta auto parts trade boosts airfreight demand

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
  • Yang Ming Line's bid to catch artists in the bud
  • Cochin Shipyard floats 3 PSVs
  • Hapag-Lloyd sale chances slimmer now-Widdows
  • Sunset review of dumping duty on Chinese nylon tyrecord fabrics initiated
  • Hussain seeks integrated & coordinated transport & logistics system
  • Surging imports prompt UAE ports to put capacity expansion on fast track
  • Security concerns stonewall Nepal's plea for trucks passage thru' India to Bangla
  • Controversial clause in RFQ document for PPP highway projects scrapped
  • Manufacturing key to sustainable growth, stresses official

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • New appointments at KLM Royal Dutch Airlines
  • Safmarine orders in China
  • Air France-KLM to extend frequency of flights
  • Deutsche Bahn takes delivery of 130 diesel locomotives
  • Ciffa celebrates 60th anniversary
  • Fiata World Congress: day 4

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • Pirates have a go at US Navy ship
  • US "needs Deep Blue Highway"
  • Turkish yard's new handysize bulker design
  • BW Gas trials ballast water system

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • Hijacked ship carrying military cargo
  • Democratic economic stimulus package includes an icebreaker
  • Gustav found one gap in industry hurricane preparations
  • Denmark releases suspected pirates

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • ATA Truck Tonnage Index falls during month of August
  • Crowley Maritime taps Atkinson as government contracts vice president
  • Coast Guard wants information on mayday call received Monday
  • The Dalles Lock/Dam closed for repairs today
  • TOP Ships eyeing sale to Greek shipowner

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • Hapag bid heats up as Hamburg group grows
    HSH Nordbank and Signal Iduna have both joined the Hamburg consortium bidding for the acquisition of Hapag-Lloyd.
  • German government steps back from Hapag-Lloyd sale process
  • Rickmers-Linie bucks downturn with newbuild order
    GERMAN line has invested $900m in 18 new multi-purpose vessels as demand for project cargo outstrips tonnage supply.
  • FFA sell-off blamed for tumbling dry bulk indices
    FORWARD freight agreement traders have shouldered some of the blame for index drops after selling off derivatives contracts.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • Economou swoops on Top
    GEORGE Economou has offered $6/share to purchase Top Ships, which has entered into an exclusivity agreement with the Greek shipowner to consider the deal
  • Great Lakes ballast confusion
    MORE paperwork and uncertainty confront carriers on the Great Lakes in the wake of a Minnesota decision to require ships calling at its ports to show proof of ballast treatment
  • Ike fallout haunts refiners
    US refinery restarts after Hurricane Ike have been slower than expected due to power outages, bringing US gasoline inventories to record lows and spurring higher imports from Europe
  • Minor fire on Oasis of the Seas
    NO CASUALTIES were caused by a fire on board Royal Caribbean International's Oasis of the Seas today
  • Montevideo to get second box terminal
    A PROPOSAL has been submitted to Uruguay's parliament to build a second box terminal for the Port of Montevideo
  • Cochin seeks government strike intervention
    THE STANDING committee of Cochin Port Trust has sought the immediate intervention of the Kerala state labour minister to end the ongoing strike by trailer workers
  • Indian Navy could patrol Gulf of Aden
    INDIA could patrol the Gulf of Aden, according to the chief of naval staff, Admiral Sureesh Mehta

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • LA-LB trucks plan clears legal hurdles
    Ports ready controversial anti-pollution plan for October 1 start after program clears initial legal challenges.
  • LA delays truck fee
  • Maersk raising bunker charges on Med-Australia
  • A&B acquires Houston DC
  • Tampa pilots want raise
  • FDA tackles 'port shopping'
  • Japan's August exports fall
  • Cranes for Suez terminal
  • Panalpina in cold-chain pact
  • Agility signs Kuwait contract
  • Fee system delay won't stop LA-Long Beach truck plan

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • ATA Clean Truck appeal denied
  • CMA CGM announces first vessel on 'NEW NEMO'
  • Liner shipping slowdown seems inevitable
  • Swire expands Australasian coverage
  • 'The Box' is on its way!

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • George in for Top?
    Affiliate of George Economou exploring "possible acquisition" of Greek tanker and bulker owner Top Ships.
  • Hit-and-miss
    Officer on Namhae Gas "in denial" over collision with fishing vessel off Australia last year.
  • Lindo leave
    Up to 1,600 workers at Maersk's Danish shipyard sent home due to supply delays.
  • Hurt over?
    Government mulling whether to nationalise troubled cruise and ferry operator Hurtigruten.
  • More at Muhibbah
    Malaysian shipbuilder expecting profit jump of 20% this year in strong market.
  • US Navy 'attack'
    Suspected Somali pirates abort apparent assault on oil-replenishment ship once shots are fired.
  • Barclays bails
    UK banking giant offloads most of its 6.12% slice of Indonesian tanker owner BLT.
  • Danger money
    Filipino seafarers working in hazardous, pirate-infested Gulf of Aden could be about to double their pay packets.
  • Tag team
    Christian Gast is cautious after the Olympics while brother, Dieter, warns of dry-dock squeeze.
  • Wan Hai wanted
    Taiwanese container line ready to spend big on its own shares, which have fallen 51% this year.
  • HSH in for Hapag?
    German bank reportedly joining domestic Albert Ballin consortium bidding for Hamburg container line.
  • EPA's own goal
    US environmental protection agency vessel spills oil in Elizabeth River, Virginia.
  • STX wins driller
    South Korean shipbuilder in breakthrough deal that might see it build up to four drillships.
  • MISC in FSO deal
    Malaysian shipowner clinches potential $100m deal from domestic oil major and parent Petronas.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • CMA CGM, Hapag-Lloyd Europe/Oceania tie-up official
  • Rickmers-Linie adds to order book
  • FedEx improves Vietnam service
  • Alpine increases lift by a fifth
  • Report calls for wider use of coastal shipping
  • Stormy weather: Hurricanes hurt 3rd quarter profits
  • Shippers shoot at attempt to revive Byrd Amendment
  • A&B buys DC near Port of Houston
  • Panalpina partners with Envirotainer
  • Appeals court denies ATA request to stop Clean Truck Program
  • First box ship for Eurogate Tanger
  • Suez Canal Container Terminal orders handling equipment
  • Yantian terminal, Sinotrans to cooperate
  • N.C. ports promote Bennett

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2008
  • Russian fuel oil tax set to tumble
    Export duties will fall by almost $45 per metric tonne.
  • Global bunker market report
  • Asia bunker prices weaken as crude oil falls
    Singapore prices down by more than $10 per metric tonne.
  • Bulk carrier upbeat as fuel costs fall
    MOL sees benefit of softening bunker bunker markets.
  • Technology company in new project to cut emissions
    DK Group and Germanischer Lloyd to design energy efficient 200,000 deadweight tonne bulk carrier.
  • Rotterdam market softens
  • Singapore residual fuel stocks jump 12.6%
    Stocks rise on improved western arbitrage inflows.
  • Hong Kong: Bunker trading firm moves
  • High bunker costs boost search for fuel efficiencies
    New technologies 'help reduce fuel consumption by over 10%.'
  • Bunker trader defends Singapore's record
    Singapore's bunker market ''should be recognised and protected'', says trading firm's director.

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