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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
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  • On the drawing board in China - mega LNG tankers
    China is designing one of the world's biggest liquefied natural gas tankers to transport the cleaner-burning fuel, competing with South Korean builders including Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.
  • K-Line to cut back car-carrier fleet
    Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd, a transporter of cars for Toyota Motor Corp and Honda Motor Co, will scrap six of its car carriers and return another 11 to owners as it slashes its fleet amid a slump in auto demand.
  • Storms disrupt shipping of coal at Aussie port
    Coal shipping at Australia's Newcastle port is being disrupted by storms, delaying deliveries from the world's biggest export harbour for the fuel.
  • China sends new ships to fight pirates

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Containership lay-ups slow as shipping season begins
  • MSC hikes Suez surcharge US$50 per TEU from April 15
  • World's top box maker, CIMC, posts 56pc profit loss for 2008
  • Cosco celebrates 30 years of US service
  • MOL, BNSF offer day-definite intermodal Asia-US box service
  • Daxie Terminal launches two new domestic trade lines
  • Wuhan-Yangshan feeder service recommences
  • Da Chan Bay Terminal One hosts Shunde seminar
  • Fujian sea ports' container throughput down 10pc in first two months
  • Collection scramble for overstaying boxes in Nigeria
  • Columbia Coastal resumes Portland, Maine-New York barge service
  • India's cargo volume expected to grow 5.2pc in 2009-10
  • Washington State ports expect cargo 37pc growth by 2030
  • West Air offers Chongqing-Jinan-Harbin service
  • New Zealand Customs to upgrade cargo screening process
  • US grant to boost plans to develop new airport in NW Mexico
  • China risks overspending on airports for political reasons
  • Air France receives Airbus' 500th A321

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Laid low by depression? GAC has the solution!
  • NYK Line-owned cruise ship bags Port of Stockholm's eco award
  • Now, tankers in the swim!
  • Great Offshore contracts 3 vessels to ONGC
  • Hankyu Group-TKPL JV off to flying start
  • Baltic Dry Index on roller-coaster dive
  • Tender floated for import of yellow peas
  • Gush of vegetable oil imports
  • India, Kazakhstan exploring new trade routes
  • Dumping duty imposed on Chinese fabrics, yarns
  • JNP bucks slowdown to handle more cargo in 2008-09
  • Sops limited to construction of SEZ ports
  • ICT partners Dharamtar Infra to offer improved logistics solutions
  • W. Railway loads record 4,700 wagons on March 31
  • Emirates SkyCargo fleet comes of age
  • With demand picking up, govt gets upbeat on GDP growth
  • C.S. Kahlon named CBDT member
  • Reassert trust in multilateral trading system, ICC exhorts G20

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 31, 2009
  • HHLA presents record results for 2008
    Hamburg's major container terminal and logistics operator HHLA posted a record financial turnover of EUR 1.327 billion last year. This equates to an increase of 12.4% com...
  • Fiege operating TNG's European central warehouse
    The Nuance Group AG (TNG), the Zurich-based global operator of airport and duty-free shops, has entrusted the operation of its new Mittelland logistics centre (CH) to Fiege Logisti...
  • Ceva Logistics and Wärtsilä expand partnership
    Wärtsilä, a market leader in ship power and decentralized power plant solutions, and Ceva Logistics, one of the world's leading supply chain companies, have signed an agreement for...
  • Known Consignor ' the deadline is here in Switzerland
    With effect from today (1 April 2009), the only consignors who are regarded as 'known' in Switzerland are those who are already certified, or those who have applied for certificati...
  • Jade Cargo International to link China with India and Africa
    Jade Cargo will begin operating regular flights between China, India and Africa on 15 April. A Boeing B747-400 ERF is scheduled to fly twice a week from Shanghai via Shenzhen ...
  • Astag files fresh protest against LSVA toll increase
    Distance-based road charges in Switzerland (LSVA) were massively raised for much of the Swiss fleet on 1 January. The measure affects Euro 3 commercial vehicles, which no...
  • DP World orders two Gottwald mobile harbour cranes
    Gottwald Port Technology GmbH, based in Dusseldorf (Germany), recently received its first ever order from the Dominican Republic. The order is for two G HMK 6407 mobile harbou...
  • Georgia Ports Authority completes electrified refrigerated cargo racks
    Doug J. Marchand, executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA), recently announced that the GPA has completed the construction of 34 electrified refrigerated r...
  • Economic trends reflected in Helsinki traffic volumes
    The amount of unitized cargo traffic passing over the quay in the port of Helsinki (Finland) was 1.34 million t in January to February, a decline of 28% compared to the s...
  • International call for tenders for Swiss ro-mo
    Switzerland's Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy and Communications has issued an international call for tenders for the rolling motorway (ro-mo) through th...
  • Canada and Turkey sign air transport agreement
    Canada and Turkey have just concluded an air transport agreement which, for the first time, enables scheduled flights to be operated between the two countries. The agreement w...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • US and Canada ask for 200 mile blanket ECAs
  • ASF calls for Asian governmental body
  • Pacific Adventurer master faces court
  • St Lawrence Seaway celebrate 50 years

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Austal to build its largest ferry yet
  • BIW gets DDG 51 PSA award
  • X-bow seismic vessel joins WesternGeco
  • Excel Maritime gets credit facility amendments

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Port of Seattle plan would support maritime cargo customers
  • Barge involved in allision with Hood River Bridge
  • Votes now being accepted for PDX 'Super Hero' contest
  • Port of Vancouver, USA has successful bond sale
  • Port of Port Angeles studying new power facility

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Shippers boycott box lines over risk of failure
    SHIPPERS shun some carriers because of the risk of failure after rates war pushed some lines to the brink of bankruptcy.
  • Boxship slump will get worse, CMA delegates tell Lloyd's List
  • Albert Ballin shareholders row over Hapag-Lloyd price
    MAJOR stakeholder Klaus-Michael K'hne slams members for paying too much for box line.
  • Trade finance "all but collapsed"
    RISK averse finance houses are pulling the plug on credit lines to shippers, International Chamber of Commerce survey reveals.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Bleak Asian outlook stirs shares
    SHIPPING shares reacted quickly today to Asia's worsening economic woes and the weight of the auto industry on the US economy
  • Too little, too late for Stevens
    FEDERAL prosecutors are today moving to dismiss corruption charges against former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens - months after he lost a re-election bid
  • Gazprom Europe exports fall 22%
    RUSSIAN energy giant Gazprom is facing a severe decline in its gas exports to Europe this year
  • Fire hoses soak pirates
    PIRATES trying to seize the the LPG/chemical tanker Sigloo Tor got a wet reception this morning in the Gulf of Aden
  • Cash crisis stymies Kanasashi HI
    JAPANESE shipbuilder Kanasashi HI today temporary halted operations because of cashflow problems
  • Kembla's China deal approved
    THE NEW South Wales government has approved a deal involving COSCO, China's Shenzhen port and Port Kembla
  • Downward spiral alarms liners
    FEAR OF defaults and bankruptcies for box lines is setting shippers' teeth on edge, the CI Global Liner conference was warned today in London

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Union Official Seeks Short Sea Unity
  • Los Angeles Air Freight Dives
  • Ohio Set to Lift Truck Speed Limits
  • OSU Opts for CNG
  • Transporters Protest Alabama Gun Bills
  • Truckers Divided Over Size, Weight
  • Business Leaders Press G-20 On Trade
  • Port of Houston to Build Container Yard
  • Court Rules for FedEx in Driver Suit
  • FAA OKs $1B in Stimulus Projects
  • Schenker Deutschland Names Kluger to Board
  • Atlas World Group Names Top Executives
  • Canada Pays U.S. on Lumber
  • CP Slashing Stake in Detroit Tunnel
  • Personal Income Drops
  • CN Shuffles Operations Team
  • Lockheed Martin Orders Cargotec Device
  • YRC Cuts 600 Employees
  • Napolitano Names Woodka to Rebuild Gulf Coast
  • Manufacturing Index Edges Up
  • Ports Hail Emission Control Areas

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Excel gets cash
    Panayotides family provides bulker owner with $45m in cash as banks sign off on covenant waivers.
  • Pirate blunder
    Suspected pirates are probably saying the Somali word for "doh" after targeting a naval vessel. WebTV shows the military response.
  • TBS heads for loss
    TBS International reveals cancellation of plan for 12 tweendeckers as chief executive warns of loss in the first quarter.
  • Golden shored up
    Herman Billung-led, cash-strapped bulker owner Golden Ocean launches restructuring effort with $100m equity play as it cuts back debt and newbuildings.
  • Wonder LA-bound
    Cruise line plans to reposition Disney Wonder to Los Angeles in 2011 as newbuilding is delivered to Florida.
  • Rosario hampered
    Stevedores strike in Terminal 6 at Argentina's port of San Lorenzo is having wider impacts.
  • Bodies recovered
    Eleven vessels involved in search for ditched helicopter passengers recovering "a number of fatalities".
  • Eitzen escapes
    Crew alertness and naval intervention prevent hijacking of Norwegian tanker off Somalia.
  • Delay tally hits 15
    Seaspan Corp says it has forged deals with shipyards to delay 15 newbuildings, but charterers have to sign on.
  • Better for Star
    Malaysian cruise line cuts losses in 2008 as finance costs fall, but remains a long way from profit.
  • Search on for 16
    Solstad Shipping PSV joins frantic search for passengers of offshore helicopter which ditched in North Sea.
  • More Aboitiz
    Kuwait's KGLI to take stake in Philippines' biggest shipowner to 81%.
  • CMES to fall
    Chinese tanker and bulker owner warns of 50% first-quarter earnings drop as freight rates decline.
  • Red is the Color
    Norwegian ferry owner swings to loss in 2008 following restructuring of routes.
  • Cut non-structural
    One of two cracks on tanker barred from loading crude in Valdez on non-structural plate, ExxonMobil says.
  • Dry D-Day missed
    Golden Ocean misses own deadline for finance restructuring but vows "agreements can be reached shortly".
  • Prima pay-out
    Indonesia starts IDR 7.8bn compensation programme following death of 311 people in January ferry sinking.
  • Zim cancels six
    Israeli container line scraps contracts for 1,700-teu containerships at CSBC in Taiwan.
  • Less for HHI?
    Korean yard tipped to scale back planned bond issue to KRW 300bn despite order drought.
  • Scrap fall
    Demolition prices drop in India as tonnage supply begins to outstrip demand.
  • Storm shuts port
    Huge Australian coal port of Newcastle stops ships inbound and restricts traffic due to rough seas.
  • Order boost
    Indonesian ship finance agency helping owners pay for 12 new and secondhand vessels, including offshore ships.
  • Taiwan tour
    Taiwan Navigation launching cruise from to Xiamen in China's Fujian province.
  • Mercator buys
    Singapore-listed Indian shipowner has exercised a purchase option on an eight-year-old panamax.
  • Vancouver dives
    After January's decline in container volumes Canada's largest port sees further falls in February.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • New NYK president: Overexpansion "regrettable"
  • Zim cancels ship order
  • Maersk boosts Europe-to-Asia commodity rates
  • CP to reduce stake in rail tunnel
  • New Felixstowe/Birmingham rail link
  • Old Dominion upgrades Indiana terminal
  • USTR report to guide trade enforcement
  • FMC reviews 34 OTI license applications
  • Shipper warns cargo could flee L.A.-Long Beach
  • Ports America to close on Bayonne terminal
  • Vancouver USA port completes bond sale

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Philippines pressed on shipbreaking
    Filipino labour and environmental groups warns their government not to give in to pressure to start shipbreaking activities in the country as it may turn beaches and harbour into toxic
  • Erria fined for the loss of a Folmer-sailor
    Erria A/S has on behalf of Rederiet H. Folmer & Co been fined DKK 105,000 as responsible for the loss of a 30 year old seaman from Hanne Danica
  • New PSV to Farstad
    The PSV Far Serenade has been delivered from STX Norway Offshore AS, Brevik, to Farstad Supply AS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Farstad Shipping ASA. The vessel of UT 751CD

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Stockpile report sends oil lower
    Markets surprised by numbers but overall sentiment bearish.
  • Europe: Softening trend continues
    Tight barge schedules in some ports, keen selling in Antwerp.
  • Captain arrested following bunker spill
    Finnish shipping company Finnlines says others have been questioned.
  • Q1 2009 bunker price report
    Monthly market movements seeing mostly flat bunkers, firming crude.
  • Fuel oil cargo heading west from M/E Gulf
    Reports say European refinery cuts threaten bunker market.
  • Investment company to take bigger share of CEPSA
    Abu Dhabi's IPIC has agreed deals to give it a 47% stake in Spanish refiner.
  • Asia: Prices firm mid-week
    Bunker prices edge up for the first time this week.
  • New bunker barge arrives
    Delivery takes supplier's fleet of newbuild bunker tankers in Fujairah to three.
  • Wild weather threatens bunkering operations
    Australian suppliers say they will give notice of any major disruptions.
  • Import ban on heavy fuel may be lifted
    Submission prepared for government to withdraw the ban, which has affected marine business.
  • Saudi Aramco sells three 180 cst cargoes
    Cargoes scheduled for April and May loadings.






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