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The Business Timesweb site
MARCH 30, 2012
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  • Baltic index rises on China hopes
    The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry commodities, rose on Wednesday as the capesize index turned positive after 20 straight sessions.
  • Skies brightening up for US tanker market
    THE US tanker market looks set for better times as fewer new builds ease excess supply and rates pick up, Dahlman Rose said,
  • DP World full-year earnings rise 82%
    DP World, the world's third-biggest port operator, posted an 82 per cent increase in full-year profit, helped by gains from the part-sale of its terminals in Australia and as container volumes rose.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 30, 2012
  • China Shipping posts US$434.59 million loss in 2011 as revenue falls 18.9pc
  • Dongguan's Humen port box volume soars 1,587pc in 2 months, 12 days
  • Kerry Logistics net profit increases 11pc in 2011 as revenue soars 47pc
  • EU naval squadron to battle Somali pirates ashore until 2015
  • Guangxi provincial government to start road service into Vietnam this year
  • Shaanxi's farm truckers enjoy toll-free access over 7,000 kilometres
  • Nhava Sheva dock strike closes Port of Jawaharlal Nehru in Mumbai
  • Tacoma siphons off 400,000 TEU from Seattle a year as Grand Alliance shifts
  • US boxed exports up 2.3pc in January as north Asia spending tops all
  • US-Africa export trade legislation designed to boost SME prospects
  • EU fines K + N, Panalpina, 12 others US$225 million for price fixing
  • Cathay Pacific launches twice weekly flights from Hong Kong to Zhengzhou
  • Swissport to provide cargo handling for Korean Air Lines in Amsterdam

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 30, 2012
  • Essar Shipping inducts new mini Cape
  • Global shipbuilding industry seen weakening in 2012
  • Improved infrastructure the need of the hour, say industry heads
  • Petronet LNG looks for extra gas from Qatar
  • Vasan calls for increased private investment in maritime sector
  • Committee to examine Azhikal port proposal
  • JNP PAP stir called off
  • Revised plan to boost maritime activity at Willingdon Island
  • Several highway projects running behind schedule

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Leading aircraft manufacturers to jointly explore new jet fuel sources
    The leading aircraft manufacturers Airbus, Boeing and Embraer have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together on the development of drop-in, affordable aviation bio...
  • New Nuremberg-Rotterdam rail link launched
    The German city Nuremberg will become an important hinterland handling site for the port of Rotterdam. A new direct rail connection now links the TriCon container terminal in Nurem...
  • Third Boeing B747-8 freighter for Cargolux
    The Luxembourg-based carrier Cargolux accepted its third Boeing B747-8 freighter last Friday. The unit joins a fleet currently consisting of nine B747-400Fs, three B747-400BCFs and...
  • KLM further postpones resumption of Tripoli service
    The Dutch airline KLM once again has pushed back the planned resumption date for its Amsterdam-Tripoli (Libya) service. It is now temporary scheduled to start on 28 October 2012. T...
  • Duisport group satisfied with 2011 results
    The German duisport Group registered a total output of around EUR 149 million in the last financial year. The result, including sales from strategic investments, was slightly above...
  • Extension work on Kiel's Norwegenkai finished
    The port of Kiel (Germany) reported that construction work to enlarge the operating area at the terminal on Norwegenkai has been completed. The 9,250 sqm of extra space will be use...
  • Greencarrier Freight Services reaches new markets
    Greencarrier Freight Services has acquired a majority shareholding in Transpoint International, one of the leading logistics service providers in Poland. With this acquisition the ...
  • Streck Transport offering direct service to/from Czechia
    The Swiss general cargo forwarder Streck Transport AG, headquartered in Möhlin, is now working exclusively in Czechia with the international forwarding group Raben. Streck offers d...
  • Hellmann forms alliance with Rangel Express in Portugal
    Hellmann Worldwide Logistics UK has established a new partnership with Rangel Express and Logistics in Portugal. The cooperation includes round trip road freight services to Oporto...
  • New chairman of Grand Port Maritime du Havre
    Hervé Martel was appointed chairman of the Grand Port Maritime du Havre (GPMH) by presidential decree on 23 March. Executive director of Ports de Paris since 2009, Martel replaces ...
  • European Commission fines freight forwarders
    On 28 March, the European Commission fined 14 international freight forwarders and logistics service providers a total of EUR 169 million for price fixing in the air cargo market b...

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Resolve completes Sri Lanka wreck removal project
  • Polarcus takes delivery of Arctic-ready seismic vessel
  • Rolls-Royce to design and equip COSCO Guangdong PSVs
  • Diana Shipping orders two Panamax dry bulkers from China
  • Coltec and NASSCO will pay civil penalty to settle Clean Air Act case

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Port of Vancouver, USA event set for date of 100th anniversary
  • Diana Shipping orders pair of Ice Class Panamax vessels
  • TT Club publishes handbook covering maintenance practices
  • European Union fines Panalpina for past antitrust violations
  • Marine Security firm accepted under new BIMCO standards

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Pirates agree hostage release for $2.9m 'expenses'
    Deal negotiated by Pakistan, a state opposing ransoms and armed guards
  • Step up fight against piracy, urges Ecsa president
    Rerouting vessels distorts supply chains and damages world trade
  • Asia ramps up ship finance, but not for everyone
    Few companies outside the region may benefit
  • Cosco posts $1.7bn loss
    Company still hobbled by 'onerous' contracts in dry bulk unit after shipping's largest annual loss
  • Idle boxship capacity falls by a fifth in last fortnight
    LLI data shows 565,00o teu inactive as new services absorb surplus tonnage
  • New LNG unit to boost small vessels on intra-regional South American trade
    Combined regas and liquefaction unit off Colombia to open up region's gas industry
  • The bell tolls for Japan's nuclear industry
    Another reactor shutdown boosts prospects for nation's gas imports
  • Converted aframaxes could help to improve oil and gas leak response
    Energy shipping growth demands safe deepwater drilling
  • LNG deliveries lower despite demand
    The distance the fleet travels has grown but the number of ships will not rise significantly until 2013
  • PNYNJ seeks speedy approval for Bayonne Bridge
    Port needs better access by 2014, say officials
  • US unveils new IRISL sanctions
    Two Malta shipping firms join the list
  • Ship finance developing home bias
    Asian banks dealing primarily with Asian clients now have 20% of global exposure, according to Fitch
  • Hamburg votes to raise its stake in Hapag-Lloyd
    Decision secures German ownership
  • Four HCI Capital KG shipping funds go bankrupt
    Stricken single-ship companies own bulkers
  • Second Grand China-linked heavylift vessel faces Rule B seizure
    Complaint accuses parent the HNA Group of 'pre-planned series of defaults'
  • BIMCO leads the way
    Guardcon contract brings clarity to the fight against piracy
  • Diana pens panamax duo with Jiangnan yard
    Greek owner confirms ice-class orders as market reports link it with another secondhand grab
  • High oil prices increase dry bulk asset values, says HSH Nordbank
    View that slow steaming is a positive to the market goes against those in the sector that say it is not representative of a strong market
  • Zim posts $397m annual loss
    Restructuring secures bank approval after 'difficult' 2011
  • South Korea hails closer ties between hi-tech firms and shipyards
    HHI to supervise research and development hub
  • Enrica Lexie forensic test results due tomorrow
    Vessel still detained off Kochi coast as report is expected to show if weapons used to kill two fishermen were tampered with after the incident
  • Getting shriller
    The latest jab against Vale only shows that the CSA's contest is far from won
  • China Merchants Holdings sees profit dip
    Mainland growth rates more than double those for Hong Kong
  • Marpol Annex V spells trouble for dry bulk owners
    Cargoes that harm marine environment must discharge at specialist sites
  • Hutchison Whampoa ports division reports flat throughput for 2011
    But revenues rise 11.6% to $4.2bn
  • Order cancellations pressure Chinese yards
    CANSI offers gloomy outlook
  • Low-sulphur regime raises fuel quality concerns
    Blending for 0.5% 2020 targets could lead to engine problems or even breakdowns, says Lloyd's Register expert
  • Australia terminal sale lifts DP World profits
    Dubai ports giant announces 82% profit hike
  • Sacked New Zealand dockers to learn their fate tomorrow
    Court will rule whether to reinstate 292 workers at Ports of Auckland
  • Anek stuck in the red despite operating economies
    Big reduction in losses can be traced to non-recurring events

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Black Sea pipeline nearer
    GAZPROM, Russia's gas exporting giant, has completed a key move toward starting its South Stream project to run natural gas under the Black Sea and into southern Europe

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Panama Canal Prequalifies Three Bridge Bids
    The Panama Canal Authority prequalified two consortia and one company from among six groups bidding on a tender for the...
  • Cosco to Launch Asia-Houston Loop With Newest Ship
    Cosco Container Lines plans to launch its new all-water service next month between East Asia, the Caribbean and the Gulf...
  • US Intermodal Rail Shipments Increase
    U.S. intermodal rail shipments in the week ending March 24 rose 4.2 percent year-over-year and 2.3 percent from the week...
  • Congress Votes 90-Day Extension of Highway Bill
    President Obama is expected to sign into law a 90-day extension of highway programs after Congress approved the bill Thursday,...
  • Best Buy to Close 50 Stores
    Best Buy plans to close 50 stores over the next year, the latest sign of how big box retailers are...
  • Crowley, Teamsters Agree on 5-year Contract
    Crowley Maritime Corp.'s liner services division and the Teamsters union have agreed on a five-year contract for workers at the...
  • Fraudulent Broker Gets 10 Years in Jail
    A California man who pleaded guilty to a scheme that defrauded truckers and freight brokers was sentenced to more than...
  • Consultants: Transport Sector, Local Communities Must Collaborate for Growth
    Infrastructure development will be the key driver of port growth in Southern California, but it will happen only if transportation...
  • Senate Deliberating Fate of Highway Bill
    The Senate has until Friday midnight to decide whether to get on board with the House's recently passed extension to...
  • Survey Finds Few Truckers Ready to Add Capacity
    Truckload carriers are becoming more willing to at least consider adding capacity as freight demand increases, according to a survey...
  • FastShip Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
    FastShip, which hoped a decade ago to launch a speedy trans-Atlantic service using innovative technology, has filed for Chapter 11...
  • Asia-Europe Spot Rates Edge Up
    Average Asia-Europe spot prices edged up slightly this week in a sign that the hefty general rate increases implemented by...
  • Cargolux Lost $18.3 Million in 2011
    Cargolux reported a net loss of $18.3 million in 2011 from a $59.8 million profit in 2010, as Europe's largest...
  • ILA, Employers Meet for Talks
    Representatives of the International Longshoremen's Association and its East and Gulf Coast employers are meeting in Tampa this week to...
  • DP World Profit Soars 82 Percent
    DP World booked an 82 percent increase in profit in 2011 at $683 million, up from $372 million a year...
  • Zim Ends 2011 With $397 Million Loss
    Zim Integrated Shipping Services swung to a $397 million loss in 2011 from a $54 million profit in 2010 as...
  • US Steel Imports Declined in February
    U.S. steel imports declined 4.5 percent in February month-to-month despite a large increase in slab imports, according to preliminary government...
  • Nagoya Box Trade Rises 3.2 Percent in 2011
    The number of foreign trade containers handled by the Port of Nagoya in central Japan rose 3.2 percent in 2011...
  • Maersk Plans New Rate Increases
    Maersk Line plans to implement a series of general rate increases on various trade lanes, as part of a new...

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • CP welcomes Canada/Japan FTA
    North American transcontinental railway, Canadian Pacific, said that it welcomed the weekend announcement from Tokyo by Prime Minister, Stephen Harper and Japanese ...
  • PoA pays-out its hard-up wharfies
    Many of the 300 Maritime Union of New Zealand [MUNZ] port workers that have been prevented from re-entering the Ports of Auckland [PoA] container facility after ...
  • CSCL posts net loss of USD428 million
    Following its profit warning, China Shipping Container Line (CSCL) - like many of its peers - plunged into the red for 2011 due to a weakening in volumes ...
  • MSC rationalises India-Europe-Med offer
    Geneva-headquartered MSC, said today that it has 'decided to rationalise and merge its India Sub-continent - Europe [ISES] and India Subcontinent - Med [I-Med] ...
  • Back to the future for CSAV
    Chilean ocean carrier, CSAV, carried 161,000 TEU in February - its lowest throughput number since September 2009 prior to its expansion programme, and only just ...
  • JNPT still strikebound
    India's largest container port complex run by the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust [JNPT] is coming to the end of day three of a four-day stoppage called by the land ...
  • DP World's profit soars by 67%
    Dubai-based DP World has announced sharply higher profits for its 2011 fiscal year which ended December 31, 2011. Its return on sales [RoS] also rose significantly ...
  • EC fines forwarders for 'vegetable' plotting cartel
    The European Commission has fined 14 forwarders a total of EUR169 million for participating in four distinct cartels aimed at fixing air freight prices between ...

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Ice-class versus efficiency
    Diana deal prompts questions about design preferences in a market where fuel efficiency may be the flavour of the day.
  • GasLog to price below range
    Livanos LNG venture will sell below $16 bottom rung but still considered good result for fledgling NYSE listing, sources say.
  • Exmar pulls the trigger
    CFO of Belgian gas specialist says firm order for four LPG carriers at Hyundai Mipo will cost upwards of $200m.
  • Enrica Lexie free to go
    Dolphin Tanker's vessel involved in double death drama cleared to leave India.
  • DSX splashes cash on dry duo
    New York-listed owner shells out $58m to beef up bulker fleet with an order for ice-class newbuildings in China.
  • Havyard hits new heights
    Per Saevik-owned offshore shipbuilder rakes in record cash haul in 2011.
  • Cracked bulker held
    Port state report reveals Columbia vessel detained in February with damage to hull and deck.
  • Zim down but fighting back
    Ofer-controlled containership owner reports huge deficit but sees recovery on the horizon.
  • Wartsila on the up
    Finnish engine maker says Hamworthy takeover to boost 2012 profit margin to 11%.
  • Asian banks won't step up
    Fitch says eastern lenders are not ready to fill the void created by the withdrawal of European banks.
  • Pirates agree Albedo deal
    Gunmen to accept $2.85m in "expenses" to free Malaysian boxship and 22 crew.
  • TNK leads tanker rally
    Teekay Tankers is at the head of the line as Dahlman Rose's improved view fires US listed owners.
  • Chu Kong sails to a profit
    Hong Kong-listed owner shrugs off downturn to boost bottom line.
  • Sadra caught in sanctions net
    US lengthens blacklist by adding Iranian shipyard, said to be owned by a member of country's revolutionary guard.
  • Profit plunge for Israel Corp
    Ofer-controlled parent of container line Zim posts big drop in 2011 earnings.
  • Kang claims STX PO throne
    STX Group boss Kang Duk-Soo takes over as CEO of Singapore-listed owner from Lee Jong-Chul.
  • Anek reduces the red
    Ferry owner cuts losses in 2011 but talks of "critical situation" for Greek passenger sector as cuts bite.
  • Sharaf satisfied by spike
    DP World boss applauds surge in port operator's bottom line on the back of a strong second half performance.

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American Shipper - Ocean newsweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Cross-border cloud computing
  • More than dock-side bluster
  • When bad things happen to good cargo
  • Open to question?
  • Backyard brawling
  • Idle times
  • Liner carriers attempt revenue grab
  • LETTER: Slow steaming's potential air cargo boon
  • The fork in the road - Part 1
  • Sold on sustainability

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 29, 2012
  • Very large ore carriers 'here to stay'
    Brazilian mining giant says ships will be docking in China 'within months'.
  • Price movements mixed in key North European ports
    LS avails tight in Rotterdam.
  • Wanda Fabriek retires from Intertek
    She 'really took the lead' in revisions of ISO 8217 says her successor as chair of the working group.
  • Liner operator reports Q4 losses
    But Zim CEO says 2012 is seeing stronger freight rates.
  • Fujairah prices barely move
    Active day in Suez.
  • Industry scrutinises fuel saving claims
    Strong focus on verification of fuel savings amid stories of 'wild claims' that don't always add up.
  • Sulphur limit compliance levels stabilising
    DNVPS finds global average of fuels exceeding 3.50% is quite stable, with some ports 'more prominent' in the statistics.
  • Bunker volumes 'to increase significantly' at European port
    Supplier says container vessels and tankers are taking high viscosity IFO.
  • Fuel oil stocks see another surge
    Singapore onshore inventories at their highest level since May 2010.
  • IFO prices soften in key Asian ports
    Avails of bunker fuels 'fine'.
  • Dan-Bunkering employs new staff at Singapore office
    Introduces Fanny Tay as accounts assistant at firm, effective from January 2012.
  • Biofuel blend 'successfully' tested on US Navy frigate
    USS Ford tests 25,000 gallons of renewable blend.
  • Chinese shipyard delivers 'world's most advanced' AHTS OSV
    Hull able to reduce fuel consumption by more than 20%, says Sinopacific.
  • East China fuel oil inventories continue rise on week
    Stocks of fuel oil at regional terminals up 8.9% on arrival of Venezuelan cargo.
  • Hanjin Shipping receives fuel efficient container newbuilds
    13,100 TEU capacity containerships equipped with 'fuel-efficient and eco-friendly engines', says company.

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