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First APLNG Cargo Sails

Methane SpiritThe first cargo of LNG in the Australian Pacific LNG (APLNG) project was despatched in January, marking a major milestone on the A$25bn project.

The co-owner Origin Energy Ltd said the trial shipment left Curtis Island, near Gladstone, Queensland, on Jan 9 having been loaded on to the LNG tanker Methane Spirit, 104,169gt, managed by Teekay Shipping, of Glasgow.

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Lifestock Carrier Sets Sail on a Different Voyage

Ocean OutbackThe livestock carrier Ocean Outback, 12,892gt, which spent almost two weeks in Fremantle due to engine trouble, sailed for a port in South East Asia on Jan 10, carrying more than 5,500 cattle.

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New Cranes to Help Boost Terminal Capacity

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Pelabuhan Tanjung PelepasThe Malaysia container terminal Pelabuhan Tanjung Pelepas (PTP) Sdn Bhd is to spend US$118.4mn, on modernisation projects this year. It will include purchasing new cranes, including rubber-tyred gantry cranes.

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Boost to Australian Wheat Export Cargoes

WallarooThe plan by Adelaide-based Viterra to introduce long term agreements (LTAs) to allocate port capacity at its six South Australian bulk wheat ports has been given the go-ahead by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).

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Merger of Chinese Container Giants

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COSCOThe proposed merger of China’s shipping giants, the China Ocean Shipping (Group) Co (COSCO) and the China Shipping (Group) Co, has been approved by the State Council’s Assets Supervision & Administration Commission.

COSCO said the present stage of the reorganisation would involve mainly the container shipping, ship leasing, tanker shipping, bulk shipping, financial businesses and other sectors carried out by other companies within the group.

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Coal From Russia Goes Via North Korean Port

RajinNorth and South Korea and Russia carried out a third trial run of a trilateral coal shipping project from Russia to South Korea via the North Korean port of Rajin.

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