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IRISL Coming Back to Europe by End of the Month

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February 3, 2016 Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) plans to return to Europe before the end of this month, with HDS Lines ready to launch a full container service connecting Iran with Northern Europe and the Mediterranean, Alphaliner said. Read More

Daiichi Gets More Time for Rehabilitation Plan

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February 3, 2016 Tokyo District Court has granted Japanese dry bulk shipping company Daiichi Chuo Kisen Kaisha an extension of the deadline for the submission of the company’s proposed rehabilitation plans, Daiichi said. Read More

Kidnappings Double in 2015, IMB Says

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February 3, 2016 As a result of five attacks off Nigeria, kidnappings doubled from nine in 2014 to 19 in 2015, the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said in its annual piracy report. Read More

Port of Los Angeles Falls Short on Pollution Cutting Test

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February 3, 2016 The TraPac terminal at the Port of Los Angeles has failed to meet pollution-reduction targets introduced by the city authorities several years ago, the Los Angeles Times reports citing unnamed city officials. Read More

One Killed By Blast On Daallo Airlines Flight

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February 3, 2016 A man was killed in an explosion on a Daallo Airlines plane that made a hole in the fuselage and forced it to return to the capital of Mogadishu to make an emergency landing. Read More

Air Freight Demand Up 2.2 Pct In 2015 – IATA

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February 3, 2016 Demand for air freight rose 2.2 percent in 2015, down from the 5 percent growth in 2014, due to sluggish trade growth in Europe and Asia, IATA said. Read More  

Brazilian flights hit by airline crews’ two-hour strike

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February 3, 2016 Brazilian airline pilots and stewards halted work for two hours on Wednesday in a pay dispute, delaying and cancelling flights across the country days before the start of the carnival holiday season. Read More

Passengers Evacuated After Bomb Threat On TAP Flight

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February 2, 2016 A bomb threat on a plane preparing to leave Faro airport in Portugal’s southern region of Algarve for Lisbon forced the evacuation of 38 passengers early on Tuesday, a spokesman for TAP said. Read More

WestJet Profit Down As Alberta Economy Weakens

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February 2, 2016 WestJet Airlines reported a smaller quarterly profit, hurt by its large exposure to Alberta, where the economy is weakening. Read More

Update: Modern Express’ Grounding Avoided, Ship Heading to Bilbao

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February 2, 2016 The danger of grounding of the ill-fated car carrier Modern Express has been avoided as the ship has been towed away from the French coast, French Maritime Authority said. Read More