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The Business Timesweb site
APRIL 16, 2009
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  • Singamas sees container demand reviving
    Singamas Container Holdings Ltd, the world's second-biggest maker of cargo boxes, said it has received more customers enquiries, indicating that demand may be recovering after it plunged last year.
  • Pirates snatch 4 ships in act of defiance
    Somali pirates were back in business on Tuesday, defiantly seizing four more ships with 60 hostages after US sharpshooters rescued an American freighter captain.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 16, 2009
  • Laid up fleet falls from 1.42 million to 1.31 million TEU
  • LA's eco hassle, high overland costs drive cargo away
  • Lianyungang Bonded Logistics Centre gains approval
  • LA Port to purchase 20 newly produced electric trucks
  • Qingdao spends US$118 million to build intermodal hub
  • Albania's Durres port awards a five-year contract to Cargotec
  • Forwarders win total insurance exemption through BIFA
  • Savi tracking device combines GPS, RFID and sensors
  • Hactl volume off 21pc in March, dropping 24.7pc in first quarter
  • Signs show the worst may be over for air cargo industry
  • TNT Express launches Vladivostok to Seoul air service
  • Guangzhou's Baiyun Airport to build more 'distant cargo terminals' in PPRD

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 16, 2009
  • Sun Logistics making waves at Chemspec India 2009
  • WCA Family fulfils another need
  • Baltic Dry Index looks up after 22-day dip
  • Now, mega LNG tankers on horizon!
  • MoS makes pitch for policy decision on long-term contracts between PSUs & shipping firms
  • Germans coming on business
  • MPSEZL bags award for being 2008-09's 'Best Private Port'
  • Another record bested at Vizag Port
  • GMB ports handle 153 m tonnes of cargo in 2008-09
  • Bertling flies sky high!
  • 2009-14 FTP will dismantle more export controls, assures Pillai
  • PM confident of economy weathering storm
  • FDI inflows shrug off depression to more than double in 2008
  • Basmati may get GI registration soon
  • Exim Bank to get $ 60 m from IFC to help exporting SMEs
  • IIP sinks to 1.2 pc, but investment tempo picking up
  • Apeda estimates only modest 15 pc growth in farm products exports
  • India Among Top 12!
  • $ 11 trillion parked in tax havens-OECD
  • Programme on trade finance at WTC this Sat.

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 14, 2009
  • Avelon Group sells shares in Estonian vehicle logistics companies to Autolink Baltics
    Avelon Group Oy recently sold its majority shareholding in Avelon O' and Avelon PDI Services O', including the terminal operations in Paldiski (Estonia) to the other sharehold...
  • Rieck-Logistik-Gruppe growing despite economic crisis
    The German logistics company Rieck-Logistik-Gruppe, based in Berlin, improved its net turnover by 14% to EUR 130 million in 2008, despite the downturn in the last third of the year...
  • Technogym selects Ceva Logistics in Middle East
    Ceva Logistics has signed an agreement with Technogym - a world leader in the design of fitness equipment, with a turnover of more than EUR 400 million. The deal includes the ...
  • European Union and Canada have wider open skies agreement
    A new open skies agreement between the European Union and Canada removes restrictions on routes, prices and the number of weekly flights between the EU and Canada. I...
  • Cargolux flies to Toronto
    The Luxembourg-based cargo carrier Cargolux will commence a weekly B747-400 freighter service to Toronto (Canada) on 20 April.
  • Emirates SkyCargo debut with B777F in Frankfurt
    An Emirates Boeing B777F landed in Germany for the first time on 8 April. Ram Menen, Emirates divisional senior vice-president cargo, and Dr Stefan Schulte, vice-chairman of the ex...
  • Air China postpones launch of Sao Paulo flights
    Air China's service from Beijing (China) to Sao Paulo (Brazil) via Madrid (Spain) will begin on 28 June instead of last Sunday, as originally anticipated.
  • Rwanda-Tanzania-Burundi railway planned for 2014
    Work on an extension railway line between the proposed inland dry port of Isaka in northern Tanzania and Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, is due to start later this year, f...
  • Turkish Airlines Cargo returns to Fraport Cargo Services
    Turkish Airlines has decided to give its freight handling requirements at Frankfurt airport back to Fraport Cargo Services (FCS), effective from 9 April. The airline has been ...
  • Service charges for pallets accepted but not well known
    70% of the companies polled by GS1 Switzerland indicated that they would be willing to pay a service charge for pallets. However, it was found that the option needs to be made...
  • LAN Cargo traffic falls by 24.2% in March
    The South American carrier LAN Cargo transported 24.2% less freight in the month of March, due to the decline in Latin American imports and exports. In line with the decrease in de...
  • Qatar Airways signs up for Iata environmental project
    Qatar Airways has signed a ground-breaking agreement with the International Air Transport Association (Iata) to spearhead a truly global carbon offset trading scheme designed ...
  • Aeroflot-Cargo starting new freighter service in Saint Petersburg
    The Russian carrier Aeroflot Cargo has launched a new service on the route Frankfurt Hahn (Germany)'Saint Petersburg (Russia). The flight is operated with an MD-11F (90 t...

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Maritime Global Netweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • US reviews piracy strategy
  • AP Moller ' Maersk reviews policies
  • Young seafarers slam ISPS Code
  • Slight drop in Panama Canal transits
  • EC acts against Poland and Spain

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Gulfmark Offshore takes $46.2 million hit on Bender newbuilds
  • Ship recycling prices still depressed
  • French Navy seizes pirate mother craft
  • Royal Caribbean secures Oasis of the Seas financing
  • Pirates attack another U.S.-flag ship

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Seattle Port Commissioners Ok relief/environmental schemes
  • Federal stimulus funds set for Washington emissions program
  • Panama Canal Authority posts quarterly metrics
  • Corps wants public comment on Columbia mouth dredging plans
  • Port of Tacoma reports smooth TWIC implementation

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • French Navy capture pirate ship
    FORCES seize mothership as pirates free the hijacked Titan and its crew of 24.
  • Somali pirates attack yet another two vessels
  • Greek ship finance set to shrink
    TOTAL bank funding of Greek shipowners is to shrink for the first time in eight years in 2009, says Petrofin Bank Research.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Tanker fears deepen
    BEARISH sentiment continues to build on the tanker sector today, with JP Morgan analyst Jonathan Chappell adding his voice to a growing chorus of concern
  • Pirates fail on revenge threat
    SOMALI pirates have failed to make good on their threat of revenge against US-flagged merchant ships, as Liberty Sun evaded an overnight attack off the Horn of Africa
  • China, PDVSA, Total in talks
    A PROPOSAL for a major oil supply and refining deal involving Venezuela, China and France's Total SA was reported today
  • Fewer box ships idled
    THE NUMBER of inactive box ships has fallen for the first time in six months, according to the container shipping consultancy AXS-Alphaliner
  • RCCL secures Oasis financing
    ROYAL Caribbean Cruises confirmed today that it has arranged financing for the world's largest cruise ship, Oasis of the Seas
  • US box trade said to bottom out
    US CONTAINER imports hit their lowest volumes in seven years in February, according to an analysis released today
  • Beluga opens up in Norway
    GERMAN project and heavy-lift group Beluga has opened a sales and chartering office in Norway, boosting its North Sea offshore focus

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Corpus Christi Leases Refrigerated Warehouse
  • Beluga, Hochtief to Develop Offshore Wind
  • TWIC Compliance Underway at Houston
  • Oakland Launches Air Quality Plan
  • French Frigate Seizes Pirate 'Mother Ship'
  • U.S. Begins Collecting Softwood Tariff
  • FreightCar Targets Roanoke Cuts
  • FedEx Drops 14 Aircraft
  • UK - France Truck Traffic Faces Total Shutdown
  • Box Imports Fall Below 1 Million
  • Industrial Capacity Hits All Time Low
  • Seattle OKs Plan to Boost Volumes, Cut Pollution
  • Ocean Carriers Must Cut More
  • Big Rails Cut More Workers
  • Bahrain Terminal Gets First Box Call
  • Frankfurt Cargo Decline Slows
  • Obama Beefs Up U.S. Trade Team
  • Ship Orders in Japan Sink 47 Percent
  • Cosco Launches Fuzhou-SW America Service
  • Pirates Attack U.S. Freighter
  • Supply Chain Managers Fear Protectionism

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Business as usual for Somali pirates
  • MSC lets Condor and Puma loose on the Americas Pacific Coast
  • CSAV seeks a lifeline
  • Cosco Pacific still on a high
  • French fishermen block Channel ports

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Sell!
    JP Morgan's forecast for where tankers are headed sounds a whole lot like where bulkers and boxships have been.
  • Raid bungled?
    German media blame squabbling cabinet ministers for spoiling a raid by a maritime anti-kidnapping police unit.
  • Novoship settles
    Sovcomflot subsidiary tight-lipped on details of settlement of dispute with London broker Galbraith's.
  • Titan freed
    Three other Greek vessels continue to be held as handymax with 24 crew released by Somali pirates.
  • Owner opens pool
    Christian van Oldershausen says Hellespont Shipping's move to place three vessels plus eight newbuildings in pool "makes sense in current climate".
  • Frank admission
    Sovcomflot boss Sergey Frank sees tough 2009 with "significant improvement unlikely in 2010".
  • Loan for RCCL
    Richard Fain-led cruise firm secures loan to pay for Oasis of the Seas, taking its recent borrowing well beyond $2bn.
  • Basic instinct
    NOL's Ron Widdows agrees to slice up to $8,750 per month from his basic salary as shipowner doubles cost-cutting measures.
  • Carrying the can
    Drewry says container lines have not done enough to help themselves as rates crashed around them.
  • Boa picks Bergen
    Ole Bjornevik-backed offshore owner signs $400m PSV outfitting deal with Bergen Group.
  • Capt Black Jack
    Maersk Alabama master and crew invited to Sin City card tables by modern-day Robin Hood gambler.
  • Substandard rise
    Tokyo MOU reports huge hike in detentions as market boom kept old ships on the water.
  • Longer stay
    Hurtigruten cruise ship secures two month extension to offshore accommodation charter.
  • Liberty attacked
    A second US flagged ship has been attacked by pirates of Somalia, but manages to escape.
  • Keppel FPSO fire
    FPSO damaged by blaze at Singapore yard. Delivery delayed by 'a few months' says owner.
  • Panama lags
    Drop in large boxship transits hits tonnage volumes through Panama Canal in first quarter.
  • Call for action
    AP Moller Group partner Soren Skou reiterates call for solution to piracy problems off Somalia.
  • Headed south
    Singapore ports PSA and Jurong continue to see year-on-year declines in container volumes.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Maersk: Change not made to avoid L.A.
  • Liberty Maritime ship escapes pirate attack
  • Maersk reviews routing after Alabama attack
  • Bersin gets encore as SW border czar
  • Survey: Protectionism worries on the rise
  • Firm notes drop off in suppliers to U.S.
  • The survey says...
  • Schenker chairman: Forwarders grow faster than carriers
  • Trade Tech offering insurance product
  • Panalpina opens Vietnam office
  • Less congestion speeds Panama Canal transit time
  • Napolitano fields SoCal aid requests
  • American Waterways Operators elects officers

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Somali pirates in several attacks
    Somali pirates have hijacked and attacked several commercial vessels the last days. The Greek Saint Vincent-flagged dry bulk carrier MV Irene EM, was hijacked 100 nautical miles off Al
  • Idle container fleet decreases slightly
    For the first time since last September the idle container fleet declines slightly from 11.3 per cent two weeks ago down to 10.4 per cent April 13, from
  • REM Offshore split
    After years of disagreement the Solstad group and 'ge Rem'y has decided to split REM Offshore. Seven vessels, one newbuilding and 200 seamen are put into a new company which
  • Misunderstanding by master led to cruise vessel sinking
    It was a mistaken impression by the master of the cruise vessel Explorer that led to its sinking in the Antarctic in 2007. The master believed that the vessel entered

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 15, 2009
  • Europe: Prices continue to firm
    Double digit increase in Piraeus.
  • Oil trades lower after big US inventory build
    Crude oil stocks up more than twice market predictions.
  • Fuel oil tariff to rise by a fifth
    Russian oil export duties rising sharply after a small dip in April.
  • Asia: Double-digit gains for Singapore bunkers
    Slight dip seen in some Asian ports as Singapore rebounds after two-day softer streak.
  • Analyst predicts oil at $70
    Oil prices could 'test the $35 level' after a move above $70.
  • Traders mull 'aggressive selling' to attract buyers
    Tokyo's high prices see buyers going elsewhere.
  • Bulk sector lifts China's March bunker demand
    Higher prices and tight supplies in South Korea contributed to China's growth.

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