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Affects on port industry in tsunami aftermath
In the aftermath of last week's horrific tsunami, the port industry is breathing a collective sigh of relief as the majority of ports in the affected areas escaped with relatively minor damage. The most significantly affected areas included India (Chennai Port, Tuticorin) and Sri Lanka (port of Colombo, Galle, Point Pedro, Trincomalee, Kanakasanturai).

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Singapore retains status as world's busiest port
SINGAPORE : Singapore retained its position as the world's busiest port by shipping tonnage in 2004, according to latest figures by the Maritime and Port Authority. For the first time in the country's history, total vessel arrivals by shipping tonnage crossed the 1 billion gross ton mark last year to a record 1.04 billion gross tons.

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Port association to pay lump sum as toll fees to city
The Vietnam Seaports Association has proposed paying a lump sum of VND7billion as annual toll fees to the city provided that all toll collection stations on Nguyen Tat Thanh Street be removed, a senior port official said.

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ICTSI unit to operate in Okinawa port
Publicly listed port terminal operator International Container Terminal Services Inc. (ICTSI) subsidiary Naha International Container Terminal Inc. (NICTI) has won the contract to operate a container terminal in Naha City in Okinawa, it was learned Thursday.

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GenSan eyeing increased tuna supply with improved port
GENERAL SANTOS CITY - The Philippine Fisheries Development Authority (PFDA) is confident of increased supply of tuna for the manufacture and processing of tuna products with an improved port facility that could accommodate bigger local and international fishing vessels docking to unload fish at the city’s fish port.

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HK may lose container port crown
Hong Kong is set to lose its title as world's busiest container port to Singapore this year and Shanghai and Shenzhen ports are steadily catching up, analysts said on Friday.

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Mekong port moves more cargo in 2004
In 2004, more than 1.1 million tonnes of cargo passed in and out of Can Tho Port in the Mekong Delta, an increase over the previous year of 66 per cent, according to figures from the Can Tho Port Authority.

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Saigon Port stevedores go busy on New Year's eve
Stevedores at Saigon Port handled the first containers of 2005 on New Year's Eve as a profitable way of celebrating the new year.

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Port construction experts invited to survey Van Phong bay for port construction
The Van Phong Bay Development Investment Company announced on January 7 a delegation of experts from Europe and the US will come to Van Phong Bay in Khanh Hoa province in the first quarter of 2005 to conduct a survey of the bay to help preparations for a detailed planning of Van Phong international transshipment port.

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A score of foreign ships detained at Haiphong Port
Twenty-two foreign ships were detained at Haiphong Port Authority (HPA)in 2004 for failing to meet the clauses in the International Convention for Safety of Life at Sea, and other maritime codes relating to the prevention of pollution of the sea.

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