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The Business Timesweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
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  • Hard disk could shed light on disaster
    DIVERS salvaged on Saturday a hard disk from Italy's capsized cruise ship with video footage that could shed light on the captain's actions, as another body was pulled from the wreckage.
  • Tanker rates to climb as much as 20%: Credit Suisse
    RENTS for ships hauling refined fuels will gain the most among oil tankers in 2012, rising as much as 20 per cent because of longer voyages and scrapping of older vessels, Credit Suisse Securities LLC said.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Emirates Shipping joins Hapag Lloyd, RCL to extend north China coverage
  • Tianjin's throughput hit record breaking 12 million TEU in 2011
  • Fujian provincial port containerised cargo throughput up 11.8pc in 2011
  • Lawyer: Super postpanamax sinking would be a salvage, liability nightmare
  • China's GDP increases 8.9pc in fourth quarter, cooling from 9.1pc in third
  • New World Alliance transatlantic loop offers double calls at Charleston
  • Charleston box volume increases 1.2pc to 1.38 million TEU in 2011
  • Maersk adds Jeddah and Izmit to subcontinent-Mediterranean ME service
  • Safmarine's new CEO Daly announces three new senior appointments
  • Rickmers holds naming ceremony for newbuilding on Europe/India service
  • Germany's Eurogate buys 14 straddle carriers from Finland's Konecranes
  • Air China cargo off 10pc in December, but passengers numbers up 1.8pc
  • Korean Air launches twice weekly direct flights to Da Nang from Incheon
  • Indian aviation minister: Allow 49pc foreign carrier stakes in our airlines

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Aegis Group looks to lead with new marine products division
  • Baltic index falls to lowest in nearly 3 years
  • JBS Group turns 55, holds ARM
  • MOL jointly develops worlds first portable liquid-level gauge for fuel tanks
  • SCI strengthens fleet with new Supramax carrier
  • Shipping faces challenging times in 2012: BIMCO
  • Suezmaxes poised for worst year in a decade
  • KPKS lauds MoS for finalising CSR guidelines
  • Forex reserves continue to decline
  • Govt may do away with MEP for onions
  • Govt to announce details of mega industrial zones after assembly polls
  • R.V. Kanoria appointed Ficci President
  • World Bank report shows jobs rising in South Asia
  • Albacor Shipping surmounts challenges to successfully move heavy transformer
  • ALS moves largest crawler crane shipment to Brazil
  • WCAPN member handles worlds largest evaporator

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • John Mc Donagh joins SASI consultants
    John Mc Donagh has joined Strategic Aviation Solutions International (SASI) as an associate responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) excluding Russia and the CIS. ...
  • New railway line opens in East China
    A new freight and passenger railway line from Qianjin to Fuyuan in China's Heilongjiang province is now open. The 169 km line is designed for trains running at 120 km/h. It is expe...
  • AWT Group strengthens Ostrava-Paskov terminal in Czechia
    The initial stage of the modernisation of Czechia's Ostrava-Paskov independent open terminal for intermodal transport has been completed. The invested sum of CZK 30 million (about ...
  • Renault trucks delivers 100 new Premiums to Jost
    Since 2004, Renault Trucks' market share in the Jost Group fleet has been constantly growing. Recently, 100 new Premium Long Distance vehicles were put into service by the Belgian ...
  • Ford renews HGV truck fleet with MAN tractors
    MAN Truck & Bus is to deliver 185 MAN TGX tractors to the Ford Motor Company. The latter has signed a five-year leasing contract for the vehicles. An additional 185 MAN trucks ...
  • Ports of Amsterdam handle 2% more in 2011 than in 2010
    The ports of Amsterdam, Ijmuiden, Beverwijk and Zaanstad (all Netherlands) closed the year 2011 with a transhipment rise of approximately 2%. Total transhipment amounted to over 92...
  • AA Cargo leads in New York-JFK
    The US carrier American Airlines Cargo (AA Cargo) tops the list of cargo carriers by tonnage at New York's JFK International Airport, according to data provided by the Port Autho...
  • Hactl sees better end to 2011
    Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Limited (Hactl) - the leading air cargo terminal operator at the world's No. 1 cargo airport - ended 2011 on a more positive note, with a narrowing ...
  • US rail service provider BNSF presents new chief marketing officer
    BNSF Logistics, a third party logistics provider in Texas (USA), appointed Jim Craig as its new chief marketing officer effective 17 January. Prior to joining BNSF Logistics, Craig...
  • Lufthansa Cargo names new Middle East/India general manager
    Lufthansa Cargo Charter Agency has named Steve Day as general manager (GM) for the Middle East and the Indian Subcontinent. Day will take up his new position on 22.January. The ne...
  • RBS announces sale of RBS Aviation Capital to Japanese consortium
    The Royal Bank of Scotland Group recently agreed to sell RBS Aviation Capital to Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, acting on behalf of a consortium comprising its parent, Sumit...
  • Fiege provides logistics for Media Markt online shop in Germany
    On 16 January - the official opening date of the Media Markt online shop - the German service provider Fiege shouldered all the logistics that are required throughout Germany for t...
  • Freja delivers for Antalis
    As of 1 January the name Freja, based in Skive (Denmark), can be seen on the trucks which deliver commodities from Antalis. Freja is one of the largest privately owned transport- a...
  • Coca-Cola outsources warehousing of finished goods to DB Schenker Logistics in Poland
    The Coca-Cola Company has awarded DB Schenker Logistics two businesses for its warehousing and transportation operations in Poland. The world's leading soft drinks producer from At...

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • NASSCO lays keel of Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) ship
  • Otto Marine issues profit warning
  • USCG and NAMEPA sign MOU
  • Helsinki shipyard lays keel of ultramodern icebreaking supply vessel
  • Carnival to audit safety and emergency procedures at all its cruise

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • Ship exporting ford vehicles departs from Port of Portland
  • Port of Long Beach Oks deal to lease Middle Harbor site to OOCL
  • Seattle-based C.G. cutter returns from counter drug patrol
  • Alaska Airlines to resume Portland to Bellingham flights
  • US railroads post year-over-year gains

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • Suezmax spot market rates fall on lack of cargoes
    West Africa to US voyage earnings down by a third over the course of the last week
  • How US containerised cargoes stack up
    A special report from the US Bureau of Transportation Statistics reveals the changing face of US trading partners
  • Europe's inland waterways lose modal share
    Trend undermines EU targets
  • Insurers lock horns with shipping industry
    Size matters, says Lloyd's Market Association
  • Lobby urges Brussels not to cut infrastructure spend
    EU has pledged $40bn to TEN-T
  • Safety foundation slams Costa Cruises' treatment of master
    Skagerrak Foundation calls for an investigation into Carnival's safety system
  • Pragmatism rules in debate over Greek bank nationalisation
    Shipping is central to the country's economy
  • Greek ship finance opinion split on likely impact of a default
    Some fear bank nationalisation would hurt smaller shipowners
  • Ocean Tankers ship fails to find bidder in Rhode Island auction
    RBS tipped to put Stavrodromi up for sale at lower price as separate legal fight looms with miscellaneous claimants
  • Facing up to life as a surviving captain
    Lost ships are more easily salvaged than their master's reputation
  • The fragility of world trade
    Iranian sabre rattling is reminder of the fragility of global trade
  • A date for the diary
    AP Moller-Maersk publishes its financial results for 2011 on February 27. They are expected to show a huge reversal of fortunes for Maersk Line, Safmarine and other subsidiaries that comprise the container division
  • Will deepening box trades crisis force lines into action?
    Mass lay-ups look probable, but it is not clear who will go first
  • Bocimar's spot market handysize fleet exposed to bulk downturn
    Belgian dry bulk operator seeks increase in charter coverage
  • US consumers fear LNG exports will raise domestic prices
    Consumer pressure to limit seaborne exports
  • All-change as US oil product exports exceed the country's imports
    Switch likely to be an anomaly, as country slashes refinery capacity by 27%
  • Capesize rates languish as owners begin anchoring vessels
    Market is eyeing return business after Chinese New Year and a possible uptick in iron ore demand
  • Brussels orders passengership safety review
    EU legislation to come under new scrutiny
  • Steel consumption to drop at South Korean shipyards
    Iron ore and coking coal trades will suffer in 2012
  • Piracy's modest decline
    The drop in piracy in 2011 shows that temporary measures are working, but expect only small gains without more committed action from governments
  • CSAV raises additional $312m
    Cash-strapped boxline plans $1.2bn capital increase
  • When two plus two equals five
    We need to implement not supplement existing passenger safety laws
  • Smit to start removing bunkers from stricken Costa Concordia
    Hot tapping will remove cruiseship's fuel oil
  • China Shipping unit scraps ship to avoid losses
    China Shipping HaiSheng offloads asphalt carrier for $1.2m to affiliated demolition yard
  • Project to standardise movement of arms is touting for members
    PMSCs give cautious approval as they wait to learn which coastal states are involved
  • Suezmax withdrawn from secondhand market
    Failure to find desired price could indicate that drop in asset values is imminent
  • Carnival to review safety and emergency response
    Company to audit all 11 cruise brands after Costa Concordia casualty

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • OOCL, Long Beach near pact
    BOX liner OOCL has tentatively agreed to a 40-year, $4.6Bn lease with the Port of Long Beach in southern California
  • Bosphorus ship taking on water
    TURKISH maritime authorities are today struggling to keep a cargo ship that took on water afloat following a collision with two other vessels near Istanbul
  • Viking warns of weak result
    VIKING Line, the Finnish cruise ferry company, says that its 2011 result will be significantly weaker than that of 2010 as volume growth has not matched expectations
  • FSL Trust back in black
    SINGAPORE'S FSL Trust said last night that it returned to the black with a $5.1M profit for 2011, reversing a $5.7M loss for 2010
  • Bocimar reports profit fall
    BELGIAN dry bulk carrier Bocimar saw profits fall 20% to €76.15M in 2011, as fourth quarter as profits stayed low at €17.12M
  • EC scrutinises Tirrenia acquisition
    The European Commission is to carry out a full-scale investigation into the planned takeover of Italian public sector ferry group Tirrenia by a group of leading Italian shipowners, indicating that it has "serious competition concerns" about the operation
  • DFDS issues profit warning
    DANISH ferry operator DFDS, has issued a profit warning following news that a new company will start a service in competition with one of its core routes
  • Samho price sets new VLCC low
    AN undisclosed London-based buyer is paying $28.3M for Samho Shipping's 2002-built Samho Dream, which was auctioned in Hong Kong on Wednesday, setting a new low for decade-old VLCCs, a sign of the worsening impact of oversupply on the market
  • Shin Yang buys Hock Leong stake
    MALAYSIAN general cargo shipping specialist Shin Yang has acquired a 70% stake in compatriot shipping agency Hock Leong Shipping for RM2,090,314.80 ($674,077)
  • Capesize rates tumble
    PANAMAX drybulk rates have dived, although not as badly as Capesizes
  • Iran's Hormuz threats will not last
    ANY attempts by Iran to close the Strait of Hormuz would be short-lived, said IHS CERA senior director Bhushan Bahree in a report today
  • West-Africa-East rates rise amid protests
    THE West Africa-East tanker route reached fever pitch this week as strikes and protests across Nigeria disrupted fixtures and resulted in surging rates amid a tight tonnage list

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • Heartland Express Profit Nears $70 Million
    One of the most profitable trucking companies in the nation got a little more profitable in late 2011,despite higher equipment...
  • Profit Skyrockets at GE's Rail Equipment Division
    Locomotive maker GE Transportation, part of General Electric, increased revenue 45 percent in 2011 to $4.9 billion on rising demand...
  • Stevens Transport Buys 1,200 Reefer Trailers
    Refrigerated trucker Stevens Transport is purchasing 1,200 temperature-controlled trailers from Utility Trailer Manufacturing to reinforce its growth plans. Demand...
  • Class 8 Truck Orders Surged 47 Percent Last Month
    Net orders for Class 8 heavy trucks rose to 30,293 units in December, reversing a decline in November and resuming...
  • Reduced Service Pulls Halifax Container Traffic Down
    Container throughput at the Port of Halifax in 2011 dropped 5.7 percent year-over-year, largely because three liner services cut or...
  • FDA Clears 19 Orange Juice Shipments
    The Food and Drug Administration has cleared 19 international shipments of orange juice tested for an illegal fungicide andreleased 12...
  • Freighters Push Changi Airport to December Surge
    New freighter services that included the launch of all-cargo connections to China helped Singapore Changi Airport to its busiest month...
  • Tax Incentives Push Kentucky Trucking Expansion
    A small trucking company is about to get a little bigger with some help from the state of Kentucky. ...
  • Los Angeles Saw November Air Freight Gain
    The recovery in U.S. shipping demand is showing up at Los Angeles International Airport, North America's largest gateway for trans-Pacific...
  • OOCL Revenue Plunges 11.2 Percent on Volume Decline
    Plunging Asia-Europe and trans-Pacific rates pulled down Orient Overseas Container Line's fourth quarter revenue 11.2 percent on a 2 percent...
  • MSC Hikes Rates From Europe to Middle East, Far East
    Mediterranean Shipping said Friday it will put a series of rate increases into effect on its eastbound services from various...
  • Lured Across the Border?
    The name of the game for ports in the Pacific Northwest is competition. They compete with California ports for West...
  • Direct to the Last Frontier
    The Pacific Northwest isn't just a gateway for imports; it's the gateway to the Last Frontier and home to a...
  • Putting the Brakes on Re-brokering
    Q: I'd forgotten about my letter regarding carriers brokering out freight until I saw it printed in the Dec. 12,...
  • Pep Talk
    For many companies, the big imperative in doing business through the 2008-2009 downturn was little more than survival. That's hard...
  • Japanese Shipbuilders Worry About Dwindling Backlog
    The 19.6 percent year-over-year decrease in Japanese ship export orders in 2011 is raising concerns that an order backlog could...
  • Two Carriers Join Emirates Shipping on China-India Service
    Emirates Shipping Line will enter a vessel-sharing agreement with Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Line on its service linking China, Southeast...
  • Sea-Air Comes Into Its Own
    Using a combination of sea and air cargo in trying balance the competing interests of cost and transit time for...
  • OOCL Signs 40-Year Terminal Lease at Long Beach
    The Port of Long Beach and Orient Overseas Container Line signed a 40-year, $4.6 billion tentative agreement that will make...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • Ports of Auckland accused of 'hectoring' in dock dispute
  • NOL finalises vessel funding
    Singapore-based NOL, which owns the world's seventh largest liner shipping company APL, has finalised funding arrangements to the tune of USD1.14 billion for 10 ...
  • Daly has the Safmarine DNA
  • Bentley suggests remedy to US cargo diversion issue
    Former congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley has proposed a solution to the US cargo diversion issue that the Federal Maritime Commission is investigating (FMC) - ...
  • Emirates, Hapag-Lloyd and RCL to share slots on FE/South Asia string
    Emirates Shipping Line, Hapag-Lloyd and Regional Container Lines [RCL] are to merge their respective Hypergalex, CIS and RCI services in the Far East South Asia ...
  • CSAV throughput back to 2010 levels
    In December 2011, troubled Chilean liner CSAV carried 201,000 TEU - over 90,000 TEU less than the same month of a year ago, and back to monthly levels the then ...
  • Long Beach and OOCL strike 'in principle' agreement over Middle Harbor
    The US west coast Port of Long Beach (LB) has reached a tentative agreement on a 40-year, USD4.6 billion lease with Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) for the ...
  • IMF and World Bank in call to action
    Ahead of next week's Davos summit of the World Economic Forum, a powerful group of leaders have urged governments to implement free trade, reform their economies ...
  • Carriers holding all the fixture cards
    With the top-ranked ocean carriers chartering in around 50% of their operating fleet it follows that the liners are able to dictate the terms and periods in the ...
  • SDV expands presence in Middle East
    France-based SDV International Logistics has acquired a minority interest in FAST Overseas Group, a small freight forwarder specialising in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan. ...

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • Cantor drops Genmar
    Wall Street equity analyst kicks OTC-traded tanker owner to the curb while market waits for Chapter 11 exit.
  • Wilson shaves Shandong deal
    Oslo-listed operator cuts $88m newbuilding contract in half as Chinese shipbuilder struggles with delivery clock.
  • Cape owners to drop anchor?
    Talk of lay-ups grows louder as Baltic Dry Index continues its losing run.
  • Otto fires profit warning
    Lion City-listed shipbuilder tells investors it is still counting the cost of vessel cancellations.
  • CH Offshore pens charter
    Singapore-listed owner inks a long-term deal for an anchor handler with a view to a sale.
  • Doug down tanker bets
    Jefferies analyst cuts rate forecasts amid fears of slowing oil demand, with new numbers turning DHT red.
  • Uljanik falls to loss
    Croatian bulker and tanker owner posts deficit for 2011 after revenue shrank and costs rose.
  • JJ Sietas sacking 350
    Insolvent German yard's administrator "adjusts capacity" as bankruptcy proceedings due to begin.
  • NewLead defends crew claim
    ITF says crew on ship with hull cracks has exceeded contractual nine-month service period, but owner says extensions were agreed.
  • Prophet of doom
    TradeWinds is today putting the fun back in the bulker market as we start the search for the Baltic Mystic.
  • A message to the master
    A bad week for the cruise shipping industry, a tanker king is upbeat on LNG while Nobu Su takes a different position.
  • Star Princess barred
    Falklands Islands refuses entry to Princess Cruises vessel with sick passengers on board.
  • Frontline 2012 in focus
    Handelsbanken begins coverage of John Fredriksen's latest venture with a reduce rating as it waits for newbuildings to disappear.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 20, 2012
  • Prices uncertain as week ends
    Futures fell below $100 per barrel on Friday.
  • Prices weaken in Rotterdam, Hamburg
    Tight avails oh LSFO product in Hamburg.
  • Little price movement in Middle East markets
    Moderate demand in Fujairah.
  • EU regulators considering unilateral action on CO2 emissions
    Launch of online public consultation on ways to reduce shipping's greenhouse gases.
  • Number of alerts unchanged year-on-year
    DNVPS says it issued three bunker alerts relating to product from Singapore in 2011.
  • Prices firming in Asia as week closes
    Weak demand at major Asian bunkering hubs.
  • Indian downstream logistics firm expands into bunkering
    India's bunker market poised to grow, says President of Aegis Group.
  • French firm acquires stake in Turkish oil storage facility
    Acquires shares in Ceyhan depot in southeast of Turkey .
  • Legal practice advises Sinopec on Fujairah oil storage acquisition
    Transaction involves 'complex legal issues' specific to oil storage terminal projects, says Norton Rose.
  • French shipping association rallies support to delay 0.10% sulphur limit
    ECA sulphur regulations a 'timebomb,' says European shipping organisation.
  • Bubbles?
    2011 saw a sharp increase in the number of claims of 'cappuccino' bunkers - but what really constitutes entrained air in bunkers?
  • Wilhelmsen offers anti-pollution compliance service in China
    Company able to provide clients with ship pollution response contracts at all Chinese ports.
  • LNG-fuelled box ship receives DNV's approval in principical
    9,000 TEU vessel's LNG tank will be designed to leave space for container cargo.

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