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  • Newer cars feature thicker steel and protective plates and fixtures, but the U.S. Department of Transportation has so far allowed older cars to stay in circulation, even as the Association of American Railroads has called for their "aggressive" retrofitting.

  • SANTIAGO, Jan 22- Germany's Hapag-Lloyd and Chilean shipper Vapores have agreed to a business tie-up that would create the world's fourth largest container-shipping company, the companies said on Wednesday. It said it will sign a pact with Hapag-Lloyd key shareholders: the city of Hamburg and businessman Klaus-Michael Kuehne.

  • LONDON, Jan 22- Iran's oil exports have picked up modestly in January for the third consecutive month, according to sources who track tanker movements, adding to signs that the easing of sanctions pressure on Tehran is helping its oil exports to recover.

  • UPDATE 6-Oil rises on gasoline, heating fuel demand Friday, 17 Jan 2014 | 4:30 PM ET

    *Libya, Iran supply expectations limit gains in Brent. NEW YORK, Jan 17- Demand for heating fuels and rising gasoline prices drove oil higher on Friday, but gains were limited by a stronger dollar and expectations for increased supply from Libya and Iran.

  • LONDON, Jan 17- In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armoured vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad just as rebel infighting has weakened the insurgency against him, sources with knowledge of the deliveries say.

  • *Libya, Iran supply caps gains in Brent. NEW YORK, Jan 17- Brent oil rose more than $1 on Friday driven by demand for heating fuels and rising gasoline prices, but gains were offset by expectations for increased supply from Libya and Iran.

  • LONDON, Jan 17- In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armoured vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad just as rebel infighting has weakened the insurgency against him, sources with knowledge of the deliveries say.

  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Jan 16- Canada's record canola and wheat harvests have clogged its rail arteries and overwhelmed its ports, sticking Glencore and other grain handlers with millions of dollars in shipping penalties and leaving farmers' bins flush with crops worth less by the day.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 15- Safety standards for tank cars carrying crude oil and other hazardous material that have been involved in several recent derailments are not likely to come before next year, the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Wednesday.

  • COLUMN-Long live the Jones Act? Kemp Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 9:57 AM ET

    LONDON, Jan 14- The Philadelphia- registered schooner "Amity" was seized off the island of St Kitts on May 2, 1785 and accused of contravening the British navigation laws, which required trade with Britain's Caribbean possessions to be carried in British-owned and crewed ships.

  • BRUSSELS/ LONDON, Jan 13- European Union governments will implement all EU sanctions relief for Iran covered by a landmark nuclear deal on Jan. 20, the day the agreement takes effect- including lifting a ban on insuring its oil, officials said on Monday.

  • TORONTO, Jan 10- A fire on a crude oil tanker on a Canadian National Railway Co train that derailed this week in New Brunswick was extinguished by Friday afternoon and CN said blazes on cars carrying liquid petroleum gas would be put out shortly.

  • TORONTO, Jan 10- A Canadian National Railway Co train whose cargo included gas and crude oil was burning for a fourth day in the eastern province of New Brunswick on Friday as crews worked to remove the last derailed freight cars adjacent to the fire.

  • OSLO, Jan 9- Increased demand and higher rates will improve the prospects for oil tanker firms this year as world economic growth accelerates and exports recover from some oil-producing countries, the chief executive of major tanker company Frontline said.

  • OW Bunker this week secured a $700 million credit facility to support its growth strategy in the highly fragmented industry, presenting Altor with an attractive window of opportunity for a listing that could give the business a value of $1 billion.

  • Jan 6- XPO Logistics Inc said it would buy Pacer International Inc for $335 million to become the third-largest North American provider of intermodal services, one of the fastest-growing areas of transportation logistics. Pacer shareholders will receive $6 in cash and $3 in XPO stock for each share they hold, XPO said on Monday.

  • LONDON, Dec 23- The Syrian government of President Bashar al-Assad has received substantial imports of Iraqi crude oil from an Egyptian port in the last nine months, shipping and payments documents show, part of an under-the-radar trade that has kept his military running despite Western sanctions.

  • SEOUL, Dec 22- South Korea's Hyundai Group said on Sunday it plans to raise more than 3.3 trillion won by selling off its three financial units and taking other steps to ease concerns over affiliates' high levels of debt.

  • SINGAPORE Dec 20- Dirty tanker rates on key Asian freight routes could edge down next week due to year-end holidays, but are likely to remain firm, ship brokers said on Friday. Rates on the benchmark very large crude carrier export route to Japan from the Middle East on Thursday rose to W62.5 in the Worldscale measure, up from W61 a week earlier.

  • Indonesia ore export ban could boost shipping costs Thursday, 19 Dec 2013 | 10:18 PM ET

    Charter rates for ships carrying dry bulk cargoes such as nickel ore and bauxite to China from Indonesia have already soared more than 50 per cent from late August to early December after Beijing boosted imports ahead of the planned ban, shipping data showed.

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