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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • CSAV container volumes drop in December but higher rates up
  • Fujian port container volume up 13.9pc to 9.7 million TEU in 2011
  • ICTSI to get cranes, RTGs from Helsinki's Cargotec for Mexico, Philippines
  • As port fortunes decline, Seattle plans on 100,000 new jobs over 25 years
  • Manzhouli trade cargo breaks record last year as volumes rise 1.8pc
  • Two new Huanghua container port berths open for business on the Bohai Gulf
  • Ministers meet in May for OECD international transport summit in Leipzig
  • Great Lakes volume edges up as Seaway and Soo locks close for winter
  • Jonen Freight in South Africa rebranded Dachser South Africa (Pty) Ltd
  • DP World's Tarragona terminal in Spain's Catalonia wins ISO 28000 badge
  • China objects to US Trade Representative branding Alibaba unit 'notorious'
  • Air Cargo Group to hold Bali conference February 27 - March 1
  • South Korean air cargo volume falls 1.9pc as domestic traffic rises in 2011
  • GAC acquires Lehmann Nordic Group to expand regional network operations

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 24, 2012
  • Arshiya's Khurja FTWZ operationally launched; set to revolutionise logistics in north India
  • Dirty tanker rates likely to surge; clean tanker rates seen falling
  • GL Focus-for the latest technical & regulatory developments
  • Gold Star, MCC Transport join hands in intra-Asia service
  • Gujarat CM to initiate Ghogha-Dahej ro-ro ferry service
  • MSC renews with Freightliner at Felixstowe
  • Shanghai-Japan SNS shuttle service scrapped
  • The New World Alliance to launch new transatlantic service
  • Tianjin handles record 11.5 million TEUs in 2011
  • Australian diplomat lauds VCT for maintaining best standards
  • Nagapattinam port to be upgraded at a cost of 380 cr.
  • Arshiya's Khurja FTWZ operationally launched; set to revolutionise logistics in north India
  • India's first SIR to come up in Gujarat

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • New truck park opened in the Midlands (UK)
    A new truck park has been opened in Birmingham (UK). The facility will offer safe and convenient parking for up to 32 coaches or lorries and will be a welcome addition to the city'...
  • Freightliner Ltd and MSC (UK) renew contract increasing railed container volumes
    MSC, one of the world's leading container shipping companies, has renewed its contract with Freightliner Ltd, the UK's leading intermodal rail freight operator. The move will incre...
  • Air Partner opens a dedicated Italian freight operation
    Air Partner has opened a specialist cargo department at its Milan office in Italy as part of its strategic expansion plan to develop its worldwide freight charter services. This ...
  • Indian Railways carry 704.75 million t of freight
    Indian Railways carried 704.75 million t of revenue earning freight traffic between April and December 2011. The freight carried shows an increase of 31.44 million t over the freig...
  • Swissport International Ltd grows 7% in challenging market conditions
    Swissport International, one of the world's leading provider of ground services to the aviat...
  • Link America modernises and expands fleet
    LinkAmerica, based in Tulsa OK (USA), is buying 575 new trucks and trailers. The upgrade will replace about 20% of the company's equipment fleet. Refreshing the fleet was one key ...
  • Foca publishes plans for soundproof hall at Zurich airport
    Zurich airport wants to erect a soundproof hall for running aircraft engines on the ground. Switzerland's Federal Office of Civil Aviation (Foca) has now published the correspondi...
  • The New World Alliance to launch new transatlantic service
    The New World Alliance (TNWA), APL Co. Pte Ltd (APL), Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) and Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) are set to launch the Americas Europe Express (AEE) service, a new tr...
  • Emirates Shipping joins Hapag-Lloyd and RCL on Hypergalex service
    With effect from 11 February Emirates Shipping Lines, headquartered in Dubai (UAE), will join Hapag-Lloyd, based in Hamburg (Germany), and Regional Container Lines (RCL) of Bangko...
  • Another managing partner for NEO
    NEO Air Charter - the recently-launched cargo charter broker that deals soleley with freight forwarders - has further strengthened its team with the appointment of Stefan Kohlmann ...
  • Happe group outsources logistics to Quehenberger
    The Happe group, based in Rheda-Wiedenbrück (Germany), has outsourced its entire logistics to the Austrian service provider Quehenberger Logistics. To manage the work Quehenberger'...
  • Beiersdorf extends contract with Wim Bosman in the Benelux
    3PL and logistics service provider Wim Bosman has signed a three-year contract with Beiersdorf, the German cosmetics company based in Hamburg, to significantly expand the logistics...
  • Stute operating LSG Sky Chefs' new distribution centre
    LSG Sky Chefs Catering Logistics (LCL)'s new distribution centre in Gross-Gerau (Germany) was recently officially opened. The platform is operated by Kuehne + Nagel's subsidiary St...

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Tidewater adds to senior management team
  • As Concordia death toll rises, EU takes new look at passenger vessel regs
  • Damen Shipyards books repeat order for wind farm support vessels
  • Höegh LNG wins Lithuanian FSRU tender
  • De Chateauvieux controlled Jaccar increases stake in Bourbon
  • Jamaica's Director of Shipping Policy completes Ph.D
  • Wärtsilä to supply power and positioning for Cat D semis

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Coast Guard Port Captain closes Oregon bars Sunday
  • Inchcape teams with VPS for vessel anti-piracy protection
  • Ceremony marks keel laying of new NASSCO MLP vessel
  • NYK vessel runs aground near Pohang, Korea
  • IMO boss meets with UN exec to discuss anti-piracy cooperation

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Siberian pipeline boosts Russia's Asia exports
    Pacific shipments now account for 15% of total volumes from Russian ports
  • Black Sea ports bear brunt of diverted oil as exports fall 10%
    Novorossiysk dominates volumes, but fall in shipments is bad news for tanker owners
  • Ice-class tankers benefit as Russian Baltic Sea exports rise 25%
    Primorsk remains largest export port with a third of volumes, but Ust-Luga figures will be climbing in 2012
  • Owners face up to limited growth in Russian oil output
    Shift in regional trading patterns for aframax tankers
  • A proactive approach to risk
    The UK Club is to work alongside members to identify safety threats.
  • Does industry lack integrity when it comes to dangerous cargo safety?
    Shipping industry conspicuously silent about Vinalines Queen death toll
  • UK confirms £12m annual seafarer training budget
    Industry welcomes support for SMarT
  • Emsa supports Costa Concordia bunker removal operation
    Agency on stand-by in case of pollution
  • Sellers show growing resistance to falling VLCC prices
    Three-year-old VLCC Elektra Glory fetches relatively firm price
  • Big freeze boosts VLGC market
    Improved northern hemisphere demand hardens charter rates
  • China dry cargo scrap rates close in on Indian breakers' levels
    Last-minute deals before new year holidays
  • India-China ore trade declining rapidly
    December imports to China fall by one third year on year
  • Brussels starts search for regional emissions model for shipping
    Three-month consultation seeks regional measure by year-end
  • BHP port expansion gets green light
    Project will see capacity at Port Hedland increased by 240m tonnes per year
  • Golar returns two vintage LNG carriers to service
    Market rumours of older vessel chartered for $100,000 a day
  • Fredriksen rumoured to have ordered six new product tankers
    Talk of newbuilding order underlines upbeat sentiment in market
  • More Grand China assets targeted in the US
    Greek owners pledge to chase ambitious Chinese group's assets 'wherever in the world they are found'
  • No 2010 re-run for battered box trades
    Asia-Europe rate rally has run its course, says BoxTradeIntelligence
  • Industry needs more than salvage reform to cope with mega-boxships
    Insurers must share burden, say underwriters
  • Calls for sea traffic control centres following casualty
    Supporters of Brussels project say it may have kept Costa Concordia on track
  • Analysis: Why did the Costa Concordia capsize?
    Once the blame game is over, investigators will be left to focus on how a modern cruise ship managed to lose its stability
  • Asian yards showcase LNG-powered ultra-large boxship designs
    South Korean and Japanese yards develop European class society concepts
  • EU agrees July 1 Iran oil import ban
    Prices to rise as embargo bars a third of Iran's total exports
  • Philippines deploys oil-spill response teams after Sun Spirits sinks
    14 rescued from general cargoship
  • It's good to talk
    The European Union is moving towards bringing the maritime sector into its overall commitment on greenhouse gas emissions.
  • TT Club calls for common-sense approach to port security code
    Industry fears knock-on effect on ships serving non compliant ports
  • French ports unite to promote Seine trade corridor
    Move aims to reverse a decade of decline
  • IMO calls for UN support at its counter-piracy events
    IMO and UN secretary-generals meet to discuss how bodies can co-operate further
  • The trouble with default
    The prospect of a breakdown of debt negotiations creates another worry for Greece's small owners

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Panama strikers returning
    PANAMA Canal expansion workers should resume construction today after a tentative labour settlement over the weekend
  • Malta register tops Europe
    MALTA is the smallest country in the Mediterranean, but its ship register has become Europe's largest by increasing tonnage by 16% in the past year
  • NAT pricing confirmed
    NYSE-listed Nordic American Tankers today revealed that the pricing of last week's follow-on was even lower than previously thought by market sources
  • Finnlines warns on profits, after all
    FINNLINES, the Helsinki ro-ro and terminal operator, today issued a profit warning for 2011
  • Grounding snarls Argentine bulker exports
    MARMARIS Navigation-owned bulker Aristeas P remains aground today in the River Parana, stymieing export flows from Argentina's agribulk ports
  • Antillean fined $1M
    CARIBBEAN shipowner Antillean Marine was fined $1M for water pollution violations and sentenced to five years of probation
  • 36% of tanker newbuildings didn't see 2011
    JUST 64% of the tankers scheduled for delivery last year were completed on time, a broker has reported
  • Baltic ports flatline
    CARGO traffic across the Baltic Sea remained flat last year, according to handling figures published by German ports, with upticks in road trailer movements but a drop in bulk cargoes
  • Ex-cruise worker investigated
    A FORMER Cunard crew member is being investigated over allegations that he sexually abused children on two cruise ships, police told Fairplay today
  • Iskenderun to expand
    LIMAK Holdings reportedly plans to invest $250M in expanding the Turkish port of Iskenderun with the aim of making it the entry hub for trade into Iran, Iraq and Syria
  • Crews saved in sinkings
    TWO SHIPS have sunk over the weekend in separate incidents, the Philippines Coast Guard said today
  • Golar LNG takes over Bluewater Gandria
    GOLAR LNG said today it has acquired the remaining 50% stake in Bluewater Gandria, owner of laid-up LNG carrier Gandria, for $19
  • Jaccar to own raise its stake in Bourbon
    JACQUES de Chateauvieux-led holding company Jaccar said today it plans to increase its shareholding in offshore vessel operating group Bourbon
  • Iranian survivors sought
    SEARCHERS are looking today for survivors from the weekend sinking of an Iranian passenger vessel in the Persian Gulf

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • EGT, ILWU Reach Tentative Deal Over Grain Terminal
    Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire brokered a tentative settlement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and EGT that could result...
  • CSX Profit Jumps 6.3 Percent on Pricing Strength
    CSX Transportation extended its strong pricing power into the fourth quarter, giving the freight railroad a $457 million net profit...
  • Atlantic Ro-Ro Launches Tampa-Russia Service
    Atlantic Ro-Ro Carriers launched a general cargo service between the Port of Tampa and the Port of St. Petersburg.. ...
  • Court Plans Hearing on YRC Worldwide Class Action Settlement
    A U.S. District Court will soon decide whether to put its final stamp of approval on a $6.5 million settlement...
  • Panama Canal Expansion Workers End Strike
    Workers on the Panama Canal expansion are returning to work Monday after agreeing to new terms with their contractor, ending...
  • Striking Italian Truck Drivers Block Highways to Port
    Italian truck drivers kicked off a weeklong protest against higher fuel taxes and road tolls on Monday by blocking highways...
  • Former ITC Head Backs Creation of Single US Trade Agency
    A new U.S. cabinet department dedicated to trade would give the government a more complete view of trade and the...
  • YRC Worldwide to Sell 61 Truck Terminals
    Looking for cross-dock capacity? YRC Worldwide and NRC Realty & Capital Advisors have plenty of capacity to offer the right...
  • Savannah Container Traffic Rose 3.5 Percent in 2011
    The volume of containers handled by the Port of Savannah in December dropped 1.9 percent year-over year, but the decrease...
  • Lufthansa Adds Detroit Freighter on Auto Sales Growth
    Lufthansa Cargo is putting its freighter capacity behind the recovering automobile manufacturing industry. Lufthansa launched a weekly MD-11...
  • EU Ban of Iran Oil Sends Prices to Four-Day High
    Oil prices rose for the first time in four days after the European Union on Monday banned oil imports from...
  • Miami Operator Fined $1 Million for Oil Spill Violations
    A U.S. district judge in Miami on Friday fined a Miami River management company $1 million for recordkeeping violations related...
  • Frankfurt-Hahn, Munich Hit Cargo Highs in 2011
    Frankfurt-Hahn airport's cargo traffic surged 25 percent in 2011 from a year ago, as export shipments at the German airport...
  • Canadian Pacific Gains Major Export Potash Contract
    Canadian Pacific Railway signed a 10-year agreement this week with Canpotex to haul the majority of the major potash exporter's...
  • India's SCI, Hamburg Sud Hike Rates From India
    State-owned Shipping Corporation of India imposed a general rate increase on cargo shipped from the Indian Subcontinent to North Europe...
  • Le Havre Container Traffic Fell 7.5 Percent in 2011
    Le Havre handled roughly 7.5 percent fewer containers in 2011 than in the previous year after strikes over labor reforms...
  • Russia's Vladiovstok Container Growth Outpaces Rivals
    Russia's port of Vladivostok grew container traffic 27 percent in 2011 from a year ago, boosting the Far Eastern gateway's...
  • How California's Ports Cleared the Air
    The Los Angeles-Long Beach Clean Air Action Plan launched the port industry's green revolution in 2006, and the improvements some...
  • Amazon: Retailer, or Parcel Provider?
    Amazon.com started in the 1990s as an online retailer catering to consumer needs for music CDs and books. In those...
  • Florida East Coast Hits the Road
    At Florida East Coast Railway, the fastest-growing business is trucking. Intermodal trucking revenue is growing by double-digits as...
  • That's CP, as in Capital Plan
    There's nothing like the threat of "nuclear winter" to spur Canadian Pacific Railway to become more profitable faster than planned....
  • Panama Canal: The Next Y2K?
    There is a growing divide among prominent industry consultants and advisers regarding the anticipated impact, particularly on U.S. East and...
  • Import Outlook Brightens
    American consumers are using their credit cards again, and forecasters expect retail sales and containerized imports to accelerate modestly this...
  • Seeking Cover in a Storm
    Global logistics directors, responding to the wave of supply chain-rattling natural disasters last year, increasingly are looking for ways to...
  • Fearing the Worst
    Logistics managers don't have a crystal ball, so there's no way they can foresee the kind of supply chain disruptions...
  • Imports in the Juicer
    Shippers are getting a taste of what they can expect from a more aggressive and powerful Food and Drug Administration...
  • Is the Ex-Im Bank Being Sold Out?
    Friends of the Export-Import Bank of the United States are pushing to get the institution a new charter that would...
  • The Elephant in the Room
    This could be a battle of big government versus small. At hand is a plan by President Obama to reorganize...
  • Not Out of the Woods
    For Gibson Guitars, it's becoming a familiar tune: federal investigators storming its manufacturing plants. That's what happened for the second...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Nigerian death toll could rise to 250
    It is feared that the number of dead from multiple bomb blasts in northern Nigeria at the weekend could reach 250 as emergency services continue to located fresh ...
  • OOCL's 2011 results hit by weaker rates
    Hong Kong-headquartered OOCL has seen its volume and revenue sink for the last quarter of 2011 and its revenue decline for the whole year, according to ...
  • Panama Canal expansion strike over
    A week-long strike by 6,000 workers involved in the expansion of the Panama Canal has been called off after union representatives accepted the terms of an improved ...
  • Carriers accused of fiddling surcharges again
    SeaIntel's Sunday Spotlight this week has identified that ocean carriers appear to be using their currency adjustment factor (CAF) to earn more revenue in the tradelane ...
  • Zim Line closer to being split into two
    According to reliable sources this morning, the Israeli Government and trade unions are comfortable with Israel Corporation's proposal to split Zim Integrated Shipping ...
  • CSCL issues new profit warning
    Shanghai headquartered CSCL has issued a profit warning for 2011 due to the difficult economic situation, reduction in freight rates and volumes and the 'dramatic' ...
  • Log-In marches to the Brazilian beat
    Brazilian marine port service sector and Mercosul operator Log-In Logistica handled 276,245 TEU last year - up almost 11% on 2010 - at its Espirito Santo facility ...
  • Year of the Dragon to sweep away previous misfortunes?
    The Chinese Lunar New Year [CNY] begins at midnight tonight [23rd]- the 15-day festival follows the world's largest annual migration, as millions of Chinese-speaking ...
  • IMF joins World Bank in slashing global growth forecasts
    The International Monetary Fund [IMF] in its World Economic Outlook, due to be published later this week, has cut its global GDP growth forecasts for 2012 in the ...

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • US targets IRISL bank
    Noose tightens around Tehran as Washington takes aim at Bank Tejarat for ties to Iranian shipping syndicate.
  • Tugs swarm grounded bulker
    ULTR joins operation to refloat Marmaras Navigation handy as officials shut parts of shallow South American waterway.
  • Equity guru ups OSG
    Cantor Fitzgerald upgrades shares of New York-listed tanker owner despite grim market forecast and earnings outlook.
  • Seadrill sets spin clock
    John Fredriksen-backed drilling giant closes in on Brazilian listing as Seabras races to raise $713m in debut fundraiser.
  • Cantor cuts capesize bets
    Slowing demand and loss of scrap shield prompt revisions to bank's capesize rate forecasts.
  • Erste says buy Atlantska
    Austrian bank views Croatian bulker owner's share price as having fallen further than justified by its outlook.
  • Big John in products push?
    Crude tanker king John Fredriksen linked to MR sextet at South Korea's STX Jinhae.
  • Star dials back buyback clock
    Spyros Capralos-led bulker owner adds time to $30m investor reward programme.
  • Ophir takes Eirik Raude
    Nasdaq-listed drilling contractor poised to pocket $52m as it mints deal for wells off West Africa.
  • Damen clinches another
    Dutch yard bags a follow up deal from UK owner for a windfarm support vessels.
  • Clarksons pins OSV price rise
    A spurt in the cost of AHTS newbuildings helps drive up offshore support vessel values over the past year.
  • JFC injunction lifted
    Reefer charterer overturns ruling that Russian proceedings are vexatious or oppressive.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 23, 2012
  • Voting opens for IBIA board members
    There are five candidates for three vacancies on IBIA's board of non-executive directors.
  • Prices mixed in Fujairah
    Durban avails 'extremely tight.'
  • Markets soften across Europe
    Prices falling for all grades on Monday.
  • MAJ official returns with doctorate in marine policy
    Director of Shipping Policy researched cargo flow dynamics and worked on measures to reduce GHG ship emissions at IMO during his sabbatical.
  • New office for German bunker buying unit
    Move 'will provide an improved working environment for the growing team at the company' USF tells Bunkerworld.
  • Pakistan: New barge to launch in mid-March
    Supplier plans to begin construction of its sixth barge soon after enjoying rapid growth.
  • Trader rejoins O.W. Bunker Middle East
    Zarghamian resumes role as bunker trader after working as a trader for a derivatives company in the region.
  • Russian shipping firm orders two multi-purpose PSVs
    Ships designed to conduct oil spill containment operations and escort ships in ice conditions.
  • Bunker prices falling in Tokyo Bay
    Singapore, Hong Kong and Busan bunker offices closed on Lunar New Year holidays.
  • UBT seeks dismissal of unpaid bunker case
    US judge orders release of bond paid to secure the release of the arrested bulk carrier M/V Far Eastern Venus.
  • Indian shipping ministry to seek approval for bunker convention
    Indian cabinet has so far approved accession to Wreck Removal Convention and the Protocol of 1996 to the Limited Liability Convention.
  • Stricken cruise ship leaking light fuel
    No indication that heavy fuels have leaked from capsized Costa Concordia, says Italian coastguard.
  • Chinese bunker supplier CFO resigns
    Departure 'not due to any disagreement with the company', says Andatee CEO An Fengbin.






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