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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 6, 2009
Shipping News
  • Baltic Dry Index declines to two-month low
    The Baltic Dry Index, a measure of shipping costs for commodities, fell to the lowest in almost two months on weakening demand to haul iron ore for making steel.
  • More products tankers hired to store jet fuel, gasoil
    Traders hired record numbers of the biggest oceangoing oil products tankers to store jet fuel and gasoil in Europe as demand drops and shore tanks fill up, said D/S Torm, the largest refined fuels shipper.
  • Most powerful offshore vessel enters service
    The Rolls-Royce designed and equipped vessel Far Samson, the most powerful offshore vessel ever built, recently entered service with Norway's Farstad Shipping after a naming ceremony in Edinburgh.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 6, 2009
  • Asian Shipowners raise fears over seafarer treatment
  • Sanya's Nanshan freight port to be operational in H1
  • Fujian's Sanduao box terminal starts construction
  • Hubei provincial foreign trade value off 21.2 pc
  • Major Tibet logistics facility to be completed in June
  • Wuhan to build mega terminal complex
  • India's busiest box port sees F2009 volume drop 11pc
  • Report wants British, French naval bases run by EU
  • IMO search and rescue extended to Tanzania and Seychelles
  • CAI sees 2008 earnings rise by 21pc to US$23 million
  • Eco-group opens contest to fight North Carolina box terminal
  • Continental's March operational performance slides
  • United launches five weekly Washington-Moscow flights
  • DHL considers moving freight handling back to Ohio
  • Emirates SkyCargo takes delivery of Boeing 777 New-Generation

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 2, 2009
  • Daimler's Rüdiger Grube set to succeed Hartmut Mehdorn at DB
    German chancellor Angela Merkel and the country's foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier are said to have agreed to nominate Rüdiger Grube, a member of Daimler's board, as the ne...
  • UTi Worldwide reports poor Q4
    The US global forwarder UTi Worldwide has published its financial results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2009, with revenue down by 26% to USD 894.1 million vis-à-vis Q4/2008. Ne...
  • Noerpel with new logistics centre in Germany
    Logistics service provider Noerpel has completed a new logistics centre for edible raw materials, food and pharmaceutical products in Ulm (Germany). Launch customer Cognis has alre...
  • Megalogix logistics park on course for success in Russia
    The first phase of the Megalogix Rostov-on-Don class A logistics park, covering 100,000 sqm, was opened in late March. The complex is in the Aksay district northeast of Rostov-on-D...
  • SBB improves freight division result
    Switzerland's state-owned railway company SBB achieved its best ever result - CHF 345 million - in 2008, with its freight subsidiary SBB Cargo also contributing, not least thanks t...
  • SBB Cargo in partnership negotiations
    Switzerland's state-owned railfreight operator SBB Cargo has completed the tender it launched last September and has reduced the number of potential strategic partners to seven com...
  • Caspian Sea ferry services expanded
    A regular direct railway ferry service across the Caspian Sea is going to be set up between Russia and Turkmenistan. Operations linking the ports of Astrakhan and Makhachkala (both...
  • Noble Denton and Germanischer Lloyd to merge
    A new and comprehensive technical assurance and consulting company has been formed by the merger of the UK's Noble Denton with Hamburg-based Germanischer Lloyd. The new technical a...
  • New MOL services
    Tokyo-based Japanese shipping line MOL now offers a new Asia-West Africa service via the Suez Canal, as well as a new Asia-Indian Ocean islands/South Africa-West Africa service. MO...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • Owners gloomy but "may have touched bottom"
  • New LR1 product tanker pool
  • Precious expects forward cover to decline
  • Pacific Adventurer master bailed
  • GAC Shipping's new Americas team

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 5, 2009
  • HHI completes world's largest dry dock
  • NCL unveils Norwegian Epic features

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • Vancouver Port Commission holding live town hall forum
  • Month of March sees drop in US rail freight traffic
  • Horizon Lines assists cement canoe racers
  • Crowley continues string of new vessel deliveries
  • Insurance club board passes on supplementary call

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • Idle boxship tonnage set to soar
    EXPERTS say current idle capacity could soon be dwarfed as operators continue to downsize fleets.
  • Another 31 idle boxships join the lay-up list
  • Asia-Europe rates inch higher
    BOX lines manage small rate hikes but prospects on the Pacific looks bleak with spot rates still under pressure.
  • Shipping confidence slides but recovery around the corner
    MOORE Stephens survey suggests things are likely to improve over the coming 12 months and beyond.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • MSC jumps its Suez surcharge
    MEDITERRANEAN Shipping said today it is raising its Suez Canal transit surcharge to $50 per teu, from $9 per teu, starting on 15 April.
  • Singapore lay-ups spark collisions
    THE AMERICAN P&I Club today issued an alert on collision dangers for Singaporean waters that are increasingly crowded with laid-up ships
  • Malaysia gets pro-trade PM
    MALAYSIA's new Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak will be a strong supporter of shipping trade, Nazery Khalid, senior researcher at the Maritime Institute of Malaysia, has told Fairplay
  • Pirate surge seen in March
    PIRATE attacks off Somalia have surged in the past month, according to an International Maritime Bureau alert
  • North Sea offshore worker killed
    A NORTH Sea offshore worker has reportedly been killed in an in an accident 4 n-miles off Aberdeen

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • FFE Layoffs Off 150
  • Video: Yeros on Short Sea Venture
  • OOIDA Seeks Court Ruling on Mexican Trucks
  • Long Beach to Up Capacity, Cut Pollution
  • Maersk Re-flags Nine MSP Ships
  • 'Dismal' New Truck Orders
  • Virginia Lands Three New All-Water Calls
  • WTO Head Approves Obama Stance
  • Eimskip Lost $54M
  • Railroad Spurred Industrial Growth, Says NS
  • Manufacturers Urge Change in Product Safety Law
  • Oberstar Says Bill Could Expand STB
  • 3PL Revenue Drops 6.7 Percent
  • Duisburg Tops 1 Million TEUs
  • UP Seen Raising Rail Rates
  • For Brokers, It's 'What Recession?'
  • Blue Water Bridge Upgrade Gets Boost
  • Great Lakes: Dredge with Stimulus Funds
  • Coal Takes Down Short Line Traffic
  • Key Senator Sees Rail Talks on Track
  • Indian Port Cargo Grows 2 Percent
  • Obama Taps Mendez for Highway Agency
  • Texas Southern, Port of Houston Teach Logistics
  • Vancouver Boxes Fall Sharply
  • U.S. Air Cargo Drops 21.2 Percent
  • Shippers Lean on Asset Brokers

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • G20; CI's 11th: mental stimulus
    In opposite parts of London this week, two meetings took place that could influence the strategy of ocean carrier forward thinking: but in this brave new post-G20 world, survival is still the number one priority.
  • G20 deal spurs stocks
  • Economic hardship stems US regulatory maritime reform
  • Shipper: Demise of EU conferences has improved BAF transparency
  • ICC welcomes G20 statement
  • US port volumes continue to slide

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • Vale buys again
    Roger Agnelli-led iron ore miner continues to collect capesize tonnage with reported purchase from Japan's Orient Line.
  • Another CSAV hit
    Standard & Poor's downgrades CSAV another three notches as negative boxship outlook stretches into 2010.
  • Viking sold?
    Reports re-emerge that Compagnie Maritime Belge's Bocimar has sold the Mineral Viking, but for less.
  • $120m in ATM
    DryShips says it has sold nearly $371m of $500m equity offering and is now shooting to issue the rest.
  • Redoubt response
    Tesoro-chartered Seabulk tanker is set to take a load from terminal near active volcano.
  • Big boys busted
    TMT, V.Ships and Teo Shipping of Greece head list of players to fall foul of UK inspectors in February.
  • Outfit joins GL
    German classification society Germanischer Lloyd scoops up Houston engineering company Noble Denton.
  • LR1 splash
    Zacchello's Seaarland and Greek owner Roxana team up for new products tanker pool that is aiming to operate 20 vessels.
  • 'No grounding'
    Norwegian owner Utkilen insists tanker Doris hit buoy but did not ground in France on Friday.
  • A third to fail
    Torm says 35% of all bulker newbuildings could be axed with over a tenth of the product tanker orderbook also facing the chop.
  • It's quotes time
    TMT's Nobu Su draws an explosive response and what's Stamatis Molaris up to these days?
  • Storage shortage
    Cheniere chief Charif Souki says LNG ships may turn away from US as space runs out at terminals.
  • Canal crunch
    Lantau Ace boxship bashes embankment in foggy Kiel Canal but refloats under own power.
  • Dredging deal
    Jaisu Shipping of India wins contract to deepen channel for new terminal at Mumbai.
  • HHI eyes $224m
    Shipbuilding giant confirms bond sale to fund construction of equipment for its renewable energy business.
  • Negative again
    Icelandic container line Eimskip posts first quarter loss and is still trying to sell cold storage business to get back on track.
  • Crewman crushed
    A 44-year-old seafarer dies in hospital after being airlifted from a Technip offshore vessel in the North Sea.
  • Boskalis' big dig
    Peter Berdowski-led dredger scores $44m deal in the Bahamas to clear the way for Royal Caribbean's Genesis class giants.
  • Yard bonanza
    Indian shipbuilders likely to receive subsidies of up to INR 51bn for orders won up to August 2007.
  • Master bailed
    Filipino captain of Swire's Pacific Adventurer must lodge $72,000 before leaving Australia.
  • Paradip up
    Indian east coast port ranks third domestically after posting biggest ever volumes in 2008.
  • Krasnoye crashes
    Russian shipbuilder without a new order since last August posts bigger loss in 2008.
  • Moe quits PGS
    Jens Ulltveit-Moe stepping down as chairman of offshore owner after seven years and will be replaced by deputy, Francis Gugen.
  • Deal close
    Consortium hoping for clearance from Stella Lines creditors to buy ferry for service between Ireland and Wales.
  • BG repair deal
    British energy giant signs LNG maintenance agreement with Singapore's Sembawang Shipyard.
  • Havila stop-gap
    Njal Saevik-led Havila Shipping finds short term work for subsea construction newbuilding after 10-year charter was axed.
  • Piracy spike
    After two quiet months in 2009 attacks off Somalia spiked in March says piracy watchdog.
  • BW bid
    Sohmen-Pao family tries to mop up remaining shares in LNG and LPG carrier owner BW Gas.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • FMC's Dye: Regulatory differences will remain
  • CORRECTION: First U.S. vessel sunk in WWII found
  • Singapore Airlines adds Dhaka freighter stop
  • Former pilot Babbitt picked to lead FAA
  • SAS starts express air freight service
  • Shallow harbors shortchange Great Lakes shippers
  • TNT, Con-way announce alliance
  • House T&I advances 2nd Great Lakes icebreaker
  • Obama fills DOT, Census posts
  • G-20 takes steps to strengthen trade
  • U.S. jobless rate hits 8.5%
  • FMC reviews 34 OTI license applications
  • Raab named president of Omnitrans
  • UTi reports 4th quarter loss
  • Port of L.A. announces solar project
  • Houston awards Bayport contract
  • U.K. Customs buys mobile X-ray machines

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • Slowdown in container ship lay ups
    The number of idle container vessels has stopped increasing. According to AXS-Alphaliner 485 container vessels, with a combined capacity of 1.42 million TEU, were idle on March 30
  • Ports protest against raise in pilot fees
    The Association of ports in the western part of the Limfjord has launched a protest against a substantial raise on the fee for the compulsory pilot service. The ports fear
  • State aid for Scandlines to avoid redundancies?
    German ferry operator Scandlines has given notice to 400 of the company's 2,400 employees, but is now considering applying for state aid to avoid the redundancies. The initiative does not
  • Dane takes the top in UK Chamber of Shipping
    Jesper Kjædegaard has been appointed the President of the Chamber of Shipping (UK), London. Jesper Kjædegaard has been the Vice President of the Chamber of Shipping for several years and

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 3, 2009
  • Americas: Double-digit price surges at major ports
    380 cst soars $26.50 pmt in Los Angeles; 5-month high in Jacksonville.
    'Minimal' bunker impact from cruise line cuts
    Dry bulk mainstay expected to cushion effect for Vancouver.
    EU considers tax on bunker fuel
    European proposal is 'moving up the agenda' in absence of international action.
    Europe: Prices end week at new highs
    Southern Europe plays catch-up as prices firm further in the north.
    Global player acquires UK-based bunker supplier
    World Fuel Services announces acquisition of Henty Oil Limited.
    Asia: Hong Kong's 380 cst grade at 5-month high
    Asian bunker prices continue to climb.
    Bunker spill captain bailed
    Lawyer says prosecutions likely against others with 'much deeper pockets'.
    New premises for Global Vision
    Web application helps operators save costs
    Fleetweb system enables greater operational efficiency, as well as savings on bunker consumption.
    Research aims to reduce fuel consumption on ships
    Two major European engine manufacturers working on the second phase of HERCULES project.
    OPEC 'can live' with $50 oil price
    Bunker markets firm as crude oil prices surge.






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