24/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/24/russia-finland-to-build-icebreakers-for-arctic-region/
Russia, Finland to build icebreakers for Arctic region Russia and Finland have set up a joint company for building ships that can navigate the High Arctic. The two first icebreakers have now been ordered from the new company.
24/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/24/dry-bulk-owners-could-soon-reconsider-scrapping-older-vessels/
Dry bulk owners could soon reconsider scrapping older vessels With the dry bulk market close to its lowest levels in months and indeed close to 2010 lows, ship owners could be heading towards scrapyards in a bid to relieve part of the market’s oversupply of vessels. Yesterday, the Baltic Dry Index lost further ground to end the session down by 1.91 percent to 1,795 points, weighed down once again by the ailing capesize segment, which lost an additional 2.5 percent.
»Cargo handling increase puts Taichung Harbor close on the heels of Kaosiung - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
24/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/24/cargo-handling-increase-puts-taichung-harbor-close-on-the-heels-of-kaosiung/
Cargo handling increase puts Taichung Harbor close on the heels of Kaosiung The China Post news staff–With its total volume of cargo handled exceeding 100 million tons in December, Taichung Harbor now has officially become Taiwan’s second “hundred-million-ton harbor” next only to Kaohsiung Harbor.
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/dry-bulk-market-looking-for-direction-amid-holidays/
Dry bulk market looking for direction amid holidays The dry bulk market isn’t exhibiting a “festive” behavior, thus cheering ship owners and investors alike. Instead, the industry’s benchmark has been falling this week, with the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) retreating yesterday to 1,886 points, close to its 2010 lowest. Both the capesize and the panamax segments were among the main losing sectors yesterday.
»New shipbuilding whitepaper shows how industry can beat the recession - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/new-shipbuilding-whitepaper-shows-how-industry-can-beat-the-recession/
New shipbuilding whitepaper shows how industry can beat the recession AVEVA (LSE:AVV) one of the world’s leading providers of engineering design and information management solutions for the plant, power and marine industries, today announced the release of AVEVA Integrated Shipbuilding, the latest in its series of industry whitepapers.
»China’s November LNG Imports Decline 12% From October, Data Show - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/china%25e2%2580%2599s-november-lng-imports-decline-12-from-october-data-show/
China’s November LNG Imports Decline 12% From October, Data Show China, the world’s biggest energy consumer, reduced overseas purchases of liquefied natural gas in November by 12 percent from a month earlier as it cut electricity output to meet a national energy efficiency target.
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/formosa-offers-to-sell-gasoil-for-loading-in-january/
Formosa Offers to Sell Gasoil for Loading in January Formosa Petrochemical Corp. offered to sell a cargo of ultra-low-sulfur gasoil, or diesel, for January loading, an official said today, asking not to be identified because of company policy.
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/gc-rieber-shipping-announces-firm-agreements-with-dolphin/
GC Rieber Shipping Announces Firm Agreements with Dolphin GC Rieber Shipping’s and its subsidiary Armada Seismic’s charter agreements with Dolphin Group ASA (“Dolphin”) has been turned into firm agreements, following approval of the private placement in Dolphin by the extraordinary general meeting in Dolphin.
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/saudi-petrochemical-exports-increase-18-in-october/
Saudi petrochemical exports increase 18% in October Saudi Arabian petrochemical exports increased by 18 per cent in October as global prices rebounded amid stronger demand from Asia, the government reported.
22/12/2010 Link: http://www.hellenicshippingnews.com/new/2010/12/22/forth-ports-2010-container-volume-falls-7-percent/
Forth Ports 2010 Container Volume Falls 7 Percent Forth Ports said Tuesday its Scottish ports and a flagship container terminal near London were performing in line with expectations despite severe weather conditions that have snarled transport across northern Europe in the past week.