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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
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  • SembMarine bags vessel servicing deal
    SEMBCORP Marine is building on its reputation in the repair and maintenance of liquefied natural gas (LNG) carriers by signing a contract with BG LNG Services.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • MOL starts west Africa Suez service, another around the Cape
  • Zim cancels order for six 1,700-TEU ships from Taiwan
  • Guangdong trade value down 25.8pc in first two months
  • Shanghai trade value down 30.6pc in February
  • NYK president says group will slim down fleet to survive
  • MOL chief sees upswing in box shipping 'sooner or later'
  • Xiamen's Zhaoyin port area volume soars 66.6pc in February
  • Guangdong demands foreign ships be insured for oil pollution
  • US Senate brings back tax-cutting Affordable Footwear Act
  • Taicang becomes Jiangsu's largest cross-strait container port
  • India's Sical Logistics sees box profits in fiscal 2009-10
  • DB 2008 profit 4.8pc up, but CEO 'spy scandal' tarnishes year
  • US truck index rise doesn't mean economy on mend: ATA
  • Durban suffers sharp decline in box traffic
  • Cleveland port seeks greater cargo sources, looking to box trade
  • Hainan Airlines parent HNA sets up new logistics company
  • Guangdong works out new development plan for air industry
  • Japan's JAL, ANA see volumes slump further in January
  • Nord-Flyg, AFC team up on handling Germany-Spain air freight

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 3, 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
APRIL 1, 2009
  • Aeroflot Cargo to increase frequencies to Asia
    Russian all-cargo carrier Aeroflot Cargo is increasing its full-freighter frequencies to Asia this summer. Flights to Hong Kong have been increased from two to three a week, with t...
  • SkyTeam introducing innovations
    SkyTeam, the airline alliance led by the Air France-KLM group, has announced new initiatives that include a new alliance organisation, a new managing director, a new fare pass, a t...
  • Mondia Charleroi and Mondia Logistics rebranded under NYK Logistics label
    Mondia Logistics' activities were integrated into those of its sister company Mondia Charleroi with effect from 1 April. The new structure will be renamed NYK Logistics (Charleroi)...
  • Fiat Powertrain appoints Ceva Logistics in Italy
    Fiat Powertrain Technologies (FPT) has appointed logistics service provider Ceva Logistics to manage inbound logistics at its plant and at an external warehouse in Pratola Serra. T...
  • Gruber Logistics opens new Cologne branch
    The Italian transport enterprise Gruber Logistics, which is headquartered in Auer near Bozen in South Tyrol, is opening a new branch in Cologne (Germany). It already has 15 Europea...
  • CMA CGM leading container line serving Ukraine
    Ukraine's national maritime rating agency has said that CMA CGM was the leading maritime container line serving the country's ports in 2008. It commanded a 14.3% share of all boxes...
  • Hercules Beta research project accepted by EU
    The European Commission recently accepted a proposal for the Hercules Beta research project, a cooperative marine engine research and development project supported by the European ...
  • Evergreen establishes own South African agency
    The Evergreen Group from Taiwan has recognised the potential of the South African market and its strategic location and has founded its own liner agency company in Johannesburg, in...
  • Hamburg Süd adds additional Philadelphia calls
    Hamburg Süd is set to reorganise its Trident service into two separate services, both of which will call directly in Philadelphia. Hamburg Süd and Maersk will operate nine 2,800 te...
  • New management structure at Rittmann International
    Swissprofessionalmedia AG has reorganised the management of Rittmann International, the publisher of ITJ Logistics Worldwide, the only trilingual transport trade journal, effective...
  • Truck tolls postponed in Latvia
    Latvia's new minister of transport, Kaspars Gerhards, has announced that the introduction of the eurovignette for HGVs of over 12t will take place in 2011, instead of in 2010. The ...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Golden Ocean raises $110m in share offering
  • MOL chief: "crisis has silver lining"
  • IMO and industry in officer shortage and piracy talks
  • Evergreen Singapore makes it 13
  • Austal order

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Sebawang and BG LNG Services ink ship repair deal
  • OMSA wins a Jones Act victory
  • Master Marine wins major offshore wind farm contract
  • NASSCO's Harris is new ASA Chairman
  • Golden Ocean issue raises $110 million
  • Cunard's new Queen Elizabeth sets a speed record

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Port of Port Angeles eyes feasibility of motorsports park
  • Mitsui making changes, adding new service offerings
  • Coast Guard seeks input on proposed navigation area rule
  • Schnitzer Steel reports second quarter '09 numbers
  • Matson Navigation boosting China/Long Beach Express run

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Dry bulk comeback has begun, says Nobu Su
    TAIWANESE owner upbeat as he rebuilds fleet by chartering more than 50 bulkers at low rates.
  • Cosco chief Wei puts date on dry bulk recovery
  • MSC to raise Suez Canal surcharges
    CARRIER looks recover lost revenue as it increases surcharges from $9 to $50 per teu starting April 15.
  • Worse is yet to come for boxlines warns Hamburg Süd president
    OTTMAR Gast says there is little relief on the horizon for beleaguered boxlines.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Jones Act jv disintegrates
    US Shipping Partners' financial crisis has left an order for nine Jones Act product tankers at San Diego yard NASSCO in disarray
  • FMC allays deregulation fears
    BOX TRADES to and from the US will be spared ' for now ' from the far-reaching regulatory changes witnessed in the European trades, the CI Global Liner Shipping Conference heard today in London
  • 'K' Line to cut vehicle carriers
    'K' LINE has decided to cut 17 vehicle carriers out of its fleet in reaction to the fall of freight volume caused by the recession
  • Top Ships breaches covenants
    TOP SHIPS turned a profit in its fourth quarter, but revealed today that it is in breach of several loan covenants
  • Samsun wards off arrest threat
    A POTENTIALLY serious risk to Samsun Logix's restructuring has been resolved, a creditor's attorney told Fairplay today
  • NYK-owned fruit company bust
    AN NYK-owned perishables logistics company has reportedly gone into administration
  • Stolt profits slashed
    STOLT-NIELSEN'S first-quarter results, released today, reflect the impact of the global recession in that virtually all segments of its business posted reduced profits

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Descartes Helps MOL Logistics with 10+2
  • Obama Seeks South Korea Trade Pact
  • U.S. Shrimpers Blast Antidumping Enforcement
  • Weather Blankets Rail Traffic
  • Falling Oil Prices Delay New Energy Projects
  • Shipment Index Slides 22 Percent
  • West Coast Containers Plunge
  • Miami Port Tunnel Faces More Delays
  • MOL to Restructure Asia-West Africa Service
  • Con-way Freight, TNT Form Trans-Atlantic Alliance
  • EU Ministers OK "Open Skies" with Canada
  • Nehru Box Volume Declines Marginally
  • Greece Scraps Thessaloniki Privatization
  • EC Offers Infrastructure Financing
  • Mixed Container Results for Japan Ports
  • Software Earnings Evaporate
  • Factory Orders Perk Up
  • NOL Profit Plunges 84 Percent
  • LA/LB to Begin Disbursing Clean-Trucks Fees
  • Train Engineers Fight Rail Antitrust Bill
  • CMA CGM to Hike Rates
  • Union Official Seeks Short Sea Unity
  • Los Angeles Air Freight Dives

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Are we over the worst?
  • Nestle fears downturn impacting service
  • Box ship lay-ups stall
  • DHL creates 'breadcrumb trail' with new tracking scheme

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • US tanker row
    US Shipping delays earnings after Blackstone pushes it out of management of a joint venture, which is facing foreclosure and the sale of options.
  • Top leads surge
    Pistiolis-led Top Ships and Excel Maritime Carriers lead shipping sector rally in New York.
  • Armada hopeful
    After Transfield complaints, spokesman for Rathleff-led Armada says the creditor will finally meet to discuss the scheme of arrangement.
  • CSAV cut again
    Chilean boxship owner suffers bond rating downgrade from Humphreys over deteriorating profitability.
  • Owners under fire
    Transfield turns guns on shareholders of insolvent Armada chartering group for not making financial commitment to company rescue.
  • LNG deal inked
    Excelerate Energy extends gasification deal at Argentina's Bahia Blanca LNG import terminal for two years.
  • No Samsun arrest
    Samsun Logix withdraws temporary restraining order request after Perseveranza pays its bunker bill.
  • Stolt scarred
    Niels Stolt-Nielsen says shipowner's first quarter results reflect last year's panic in the global credit markets as its profit dives.
  • Oh buoy!
    German boxship LT Cortesia grounded after chief officer and look-out thought warning markers were fishing vessels.
  • No dropdown
    Tough capital markets mean Navios Maritime Partners won't exercise an option for a capesize newbuilding from parent Navios Holdings.
  • Di's Italian job
    Simeon Palios-led bulker owner will bag $8m after tying up panamax with Augustea Atlantica for two years.
  • Top Ships on top
    Nasdaq-listed owner returned to profit in 2008 as charter costs fell, but talks continue on covenant waivers.
  • Golden saved
    John Fredriksen-backed bulker owner Golden Ocean bags $110m from enlarged equity issue as analysts say it is now well placed to ride out the dry-cargo storm.
  • Second yacht held
    Panama-flagged unit with seven crew members on way to Somalia after seizure off Seychelles.
  • Mammoth deal
    Great Offshore AHTS picks up $32m term contract with Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.
  • Jadroplov plunges
    Croatian bulker and boxship Jadroplov sinks into the red for 2008 as costs soar.
  • Bulker brace sold
    Sverre Tidemand's Belships offloads two supramax newbuildings in loss-making deal.
  • CSSC makes more
    Chinese shipyard group pushes up 2008 profit by 49%, but says order intake will slow in first half as downturn continues.
  • Newcastle muted
    Stormy seas continue to hamper shipments at Australian coal port which shut on Wednesday.
  • Cruise call
    Italy launches urgent call for more cruise ships as it braces for influx of people at July's G8 summit.
  • Tankerska rises
    Croatian tanker and bulker owner weighs in with hefty 2008 profit despite tough final quarter.
  • Death toll to rise
    UK Coastguard facing grim reality that all 16 on offshore helicopter which crashed in North Sea died.
  • Dof gets cash
    Mons Aase-led owner gets nearly $30m for its stake in Aker Oilfield Services as it takes sole control of PSV newbuilding.
  • Kanasashi stops
    Cash-strapped Japanese shipyard halts shipbuilding activities as funds run dry.
  • Oil spill in Tampa
    USCG opens investigation after collision between two tugs leads to spill in Florida port.
  • Super submerged
    Probe begins into sinking of passengership Super Mexico at port of Long Beach, California.
  • Hamburg trims
    German liner operator is to re-jig its Europe-Australia/New Zealand trades in face of slowdown.
  • Basalt below
    Russian research ship sinks off Avacha Bay but no injuries reported.
  • Systems slow
    UK gas carrier equipment maker Hamworthy sees orders drop off as shipowners face financing difficulties.
  • FMG looks west
    Fortescue looking to sell ore to European mills and says there's nothing wrong with China's money.
  • Two for CSBC
    Taiwanese shipyard to win deal for two oil barges, and bulkers may also be on the horizon.
  • Bonding again
    Indonesian tanker owner BLT looks likely to sell IDR 500bn of bonds this summer.
  • Austal inks cat
    Aussie fast ferry builder secures newbuilding deal from Danish operator Bornholms Trafikken.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • CMA CGM hikes Med-to-U.S. East Coast rates
  • MOL alters Asia/Africa service arrangements
  • MOL shuffles Calif. trade services department
  • DB head out over snooping allegations
  • Congress' mood shifts on scan-all mandate
  • ICC calls for G20 action on trade financing
  • L.A., Long Beach ports detail hours
  • Support for interchange for Jasper, S.C. port
  • JNPT volume falls 11% in last year

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Color Line lost money in 2008
    Color Line made losses of NOK 184 million after tax and depriciations compared to a NOK 121 million profit in 2007. Operating profit before depriciations was nearly NOK 1 billion
  • Golden Ocean saved
    Golden Ocean Group has completed a placement of 180 million shares. The gross proceeds from the placement will be USD 110 million. The placement was significantly over-subscribed as the
  • Norwegian gas carrier attacked
    The Norwegian gas carrier Sigloo Tor was attacked by pirates in the Gulf of Aden who fired upon the vessel, but the crew managed to ward of the attack. A
  • More cruise vessels to Copenhagen
    Copenhagen Malm' Port (CMP) expects a record high number of cruise vessels to Copenhagen this season, despite the current financial crisis. So far, 332 vessels have been pre-booked carrying

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Europe: Rotterdam rallies to 2009 high
    380 cst prices in bunker hub at highest level since October 2008.
  • More 'bunker hedging' losses
    But lower bunker prices limit damage to Stolt-Nielsen's bottom line.
  • Cross-industry body warns against bunker tax
    Bunker levies would 'fail to reward' good behaviour.
  • Asia: Singapore prices at 7-week high
    Bunker prices surged across all key Asian ports Thursday.
  • Singapore residual fuel stocks dip
    Stocks of middle distillates rise on sluggish demand.
  • Hong Kong faces supply tightness
    Avails of 380 cst tight partly due to cargo replenishment delays.
  • Singapore suppliers' contract dispute closed in US court
    Case centered on breach of cargo loading contract deemed to be outside admiralty jurisdiction.

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