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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
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  • Malacca Strait littoral states urged to fight piracy
    THE international piracy watchdog has expressed its concern about the situation in the Malacca Strait and called on the littoral states of Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore to allocate the resources required to counter piracy in the area.
  • Call for new probe amid US reports of explosion
  • Bygone era of Queen Mary set to return
  • PSA breaks 200 boxes an hour rate for 8th time
  • Foreign toxic waste dumped in Bombay port: Greenpeace
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  • Beijing to focus on developing feeder market
    [ZHUHAI] China expects a tenth of all passengers flying in the country in 2005 will be on flights connecting to major airports, such as Beijing and Shanghai. That is 10 million flying on so-called feeder routes a year.
  • Two China firms to build A320 wings in 7 years
  • Number of direct international flights set to soar
  • New planes to increase cargo revenue, says Dragonair
  • Costly mountains of steel
    FROM the marshlands of New Jersey, not far from the container terminals of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, a new range of mountains is pushing into the sky.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • Germany's top stevedores may form partnership
    The country's top stevedores, which serve the key seaports of Hamburg, Bremen and Bremerhaven, are drawing up plans for greater cooperation that would aim to make the ports more attractive to carriers and shippers.
  • Korean logistics provider defaults on payment, goes into receivership
    Korea Express Co., one of the country's largest transportation and logistics companies, applied for court receivership when it couldn't pay some 18 billion won ($15.8 million) in notes and checks that fell due.
  • Customs can't stay out of court
    Non-traditional action by Customs has helped nab violators.
  • ClearCross-Atrion merger will strengthen company's regulatory spread, AMR says
  • China seeks overseas expertise to boost logistics
  • Hutchison expands British site, rebuffs EU complaint on ECT
  • Dragonair to acquire two 747-300 freighters
  • Brazilian oil company fined $3.6 million for oil spill
  • Airbus: China needs 1,600 planes

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • Cosco Pacific in Dalian
  • Conference roundup
  • CSX Lines introduces new Hawaii service
  • TMM Puebla puts Gulf-Premier service to sea
  • ICS elects new president and vice president
  • Hanjin takes delivery of post-panamax vessel
  • NOL man voted `Maritime Man of the Year'
  • Dragonair boosts freight capacity
  • Golden Emery link to North America for Philippines
  • UPS chooses MD-11 as new freighter

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Cargowebweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2000
  • British levy on freight traffic
  • Six lines in joint tracking system
  • Expansion China Shipping Group
  • Northwest avoid antitrust case
  • ICF operating block trains Montenegro

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • SCI reduces stake in LNG subsidiary
  • Delmas CEO Yves Perrin visits India - Reaffirming its commitment to Indian trade
  • Handicrafts production, export targets fixed
  • Many Indian firms to display wares in Frankfurt fair
  • Govt notifies changes in drug import norms
  • S-E Rly offers new discount scheme
  • Rana may seek duty-free Australian wool
  • CM exhorts exporters to moot ST, octroi alternatives
  • Virtual trade in tea futures likely soon
  • NMPT ships its largest furnace oil consignment
  • KPT introduces scheme for berth reservation
  • Six-player cap on NH bids lifted
  • 10 pc oil import duty hike awaits Cabinet approval
  • Southern small spinners seek duty-free cotton imports
  • Auto MNCs may have to maintain royalty-export earnings balance
  • India, Ireland pact
  • Sinha to meet bank chiefs on Nov. 14
  • PDEXCIL welcomes new textile policy
  • Dronagiri SEZ to be sans labour laws

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2000
  • Mexican price update
  • Steady to soft prices in South Europe and Africa
  • Some congestion seen in major North European bunker markets
  • Another small spill in Brazil
  • Argentinean market update (2)
  • Argentinean market update
  • South Korean refineries increase production
  • Nigerian export cut offsets bearish crude oil trend
  • Singapore bunkers rebound after Monday's big fall
  • Telemarine launches massive tanker website -

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2000
  • PSA and APL: vessel rate exceeding 200 containers/h for 2nd time in 2000
  • Short sea shipping - shippers need service performance indicators
  • New customer for Balboa container terminal
  • Mayne Nickless divests UK express businesses

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2000
  • NYK goes to Chantiers for newbuilding for Crystal
    Crystal Cruises' parent company, NYK, has signed a letter of intent with French shipyard Chantiers de l'Atlantique for the construction of a new luxury ship.
  • SembCorp Engineering clinches contracts worth $115 million
    Singapore's Sembawang Marine & Offshore Engineering, the oil and gas division of SembCorp Engineering (SembENG), yesterday said it had been awarded three contracts with a total value of approximately Singapore $200million (about US$115 million).
  • Ievoli Sun sinking increases pressures for unilateral EU maritime action
    The sinking in the English Channel of the Ievoli Sun is increasing pressures for tough, unilateral, action on shipping safety by the European Union.
  • Queen Mary 2 contract signed
    Carnival Corporation's Cunard Line today announced that a contract has been signed with Alstom Chantiers de L'Atlantique shipyard in Saint- Nazaire, France, to build the "grandest and largest passenger vessel ever constructed, Queen Mary 2.
  • Litton selling marine electronics unit
    Litton Marine Systems, which manufactures marine navigation, communication and information systems, products and services under the Sperry, Decca and C. Plath brand names is being sold by Litton Industries, Inc. along with the rest of the company's Advanced Electronics group.

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • FTW voted tops again!
  • The honeymoon is over
  • DAL strengthens SA presence
  • Hual's US team confident of growth
  • Shipping lines join forces to set up Internet portal
  • Exporters have a ball
  • Lines deny baf collusion allegation
  • Unishipping adds capacity
  • Cargo Info gives you the lowdown on visas
  • Namibian road group aims to optimise capacity
  • Vintners find French cheaper than local
  • SA port delays slow down vessel turnaround
  • Renfreight links with trade consultancy
  • Zimbabwe customs reorganises
  • Hostesses 'licensed' to provide on-board services
  • Port gives red light to 'ladies of the night'
  • Exporters' finance demands stifle growth
  • Tony Farr chairs new transport company

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • Buoyant Frontline eyes New York float
    JOHN Fredriksen's Frontline yesterday accompanied record quarterly profits with plans for a New York Stock Exchange listing and a possible windfall cash payment for shareholders.
  • Masa-Yards set to name new chief executive
    THE long-awaited heir to Martin Saarikangas, whose initials grace the name of Kvaerner Masa-Yards, could be announced this week, writes Rajesh Joshi, Oslo.
  • Kvaerner rides out oil losses
    AN oil and gas loss provision of NKr200m ($21.5m) marred an otherwise solid nine-month performance at Kvaerner, as the group tried to distance itself further from its fellow Norwegian protagonist Aker Maritime.
  • McDermott chairman upbeat despite short term profit warning
    WITH its marine construction division under pressure, New Orleans-based McDermott International has warned that it will be hard pressed to break even in the next two quarters, writes John McLaughlin.
  • Sub to probe Ievoli Sun
    THE first survey of the hull of the sunken chemical tanker, Ievoli Sun, is set to get under way following the expected arrival at the port of Cherbourg today of the British ship Northern Prince with a remotely operated submarine (ROV) on board.
  • The Italian coastguard took on tow yesterday
    The Italian coastguard took on tow yesterday a helmless ship believed to be carrying some 1,200 illegal immigrants which was left adrift in rough seas off the southern coast. Coastguard officials managed to board the ship in a bid to help guide it to port but found that its helm had been dismantled. One of the officials said the atmosphere aboard the ship, called the Professor Kolesnikov, was relatively calm. He said many of the migrants aboard the ship, which was about a mile off the coast, were women and children. One of the coastguard officials who managed to board the ship was Gianluca Piscardi, the same sailor who helped rescue a crew-less ship carrying 462 illegal immigrants last month.
  • Hyundai Merchant will not bail out group firm
    HYUNDAI Merchant Marine officials have confirmed that they do not wish to be dragged down by their sinking affiliate Hyundai Engineering & Construction. Nor do they intend to throw the foundering company a lifeline that would endanger themselves.
  • Danube lines' debts written off
    Romania's government decided yesterday to write off the debts owed to the state by Danube shipowners and port operators hit by trading losses since Nato's air campaign against Serbia last year.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2000
  • More drugs at Port Everglades
  • Montreal port strikers fined
  • Ex-union boss busted in drug ring
  • Algoma's results disappoint
  • Kværner yards still in the red
  • India names transport chief
  • Italy averts refugee tragedy
  • HMM snubs affiliate
  • Manila to re-jig privatisation plan
  • Moller lift for New Mangalore
  • Pilots cry foul over Bunga
  • Frontline Q3 profits leap
  • Pilot blamed for Petrobras spill
  • Long Beach orders 20 cranes
  • TACA rates to rise in January
  • 'Two years needed for smoke alarms'
  • French pile on pollution pressure
  • Seaman killed in tanker explosion
  • Neptune Dorado gets repair extension
  • Fire delays start of Galleon charter
  • US funds Malta's security plans

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • Comment assurer le succès du cabotage?
    La première journée de la sixième édition de la conférence short sea “Short sea Europe 2000” organisée cette année à Duisbourg a principalement traité des mesures politiques devant rendre ce mode de transport attractif. A ce niveau, l’exposé de Wolfgang Elsner, responsable Short Sea Shipping and Ports au DG TREN de la Commission européenne, a été particulièrement remarqué. Malgré le fait que la croissance dans le cabotage s’est élevée à 27% sur ces dix dernières années (t/km), on ne peut pas encore parler de succès. La raison principale semble être que le cabotage a toujours une mauvaise image. La seule solution est donc de faire de la promotion. La question est naturellement de savoir ce qu’il faut d’abord: la promotion (poule) ou le bon produit (oeuf)? Mais les nouvelles sont bonnes, grâce au fait notamment que la Commission européenne est en train d’instaurer toute une série de nouvelles initiatives devant éliminer les craintes envers le cabotage.
  • Amiramar entend combiner affrètement et acquisition de tonnage
    “Des trois ports que nous touchons directement avec notre service Anvers est le plus important. Il intervient pour 66% des volumes que nous transportons, contre 4% pour Montoir, soit 2.000 t par mois et 30% pour Rouen où l’on enregistre une progression du trafic ces derniers temps.” Loic Roulier, Chief Operational Officer de l’armement belge Amiramar, qui assure un service régulier en conventionnel/breakbulk à destination de certains ports de la COA, s’est montré résolument confiant en ce qui concerne l’avenir de cette jeune compagnie fondée en juillet 96. Au cours d’une réception donnée pour la clientèle belge à l’occation du 4e anniversaire de la ligne et organisée en collaboration avec l’agent “International Freight Agencies Antwerp”, il nous a laissé entendre que l’intention était d’acquérir un navire, alors que la politique actuelle est axée sur l’affrètement.
  • IFB continue à développer son réseau de main inland hubs
    “Duisbourg, qui est dans les sphères d’influence des ports d’Europe occidentale et du nord de l’Allemagne, au coeur d’une vaste région économique traversée par le Rhin et d’excellentes liaisons ferroviaires, est incontestablement le site idéal pour un main inland hub. Duisbourg sera indéniablement amené à jouer un rôle plus important dans les activités deepsea. Il faut tout mettre en oeuvre pour désenclaver cette location”. C’est ce qu’a déclaré Marc Dubois, general manager d’Inter Ferry Boats (IFB), au cours d’un exposé qu’il a tenu hier à la “6th Short Sea Conference” organisée au port intérieur de Duisbourg, en Allemagne. IFB envisage un quatrième main inland hub en Europe occidentale. Anvers, Duisbourg et Lyon remplissent déjà ce rôle dans le réseau de la compagnie.
  • Diesel: l’incertitude gagne les transporteurs routiers britanniques
    La situation est très confuse à une semaine des actions prévues People’s Fuel Lobby (PFL) afin de protester contre les taxes sur le diesel au Royaume-Uni. Ses dirigeants, qui avaient annoncé des actions dures, disent aujourd’hui que la presse a mal interprété leurs déclarations; une partie de la base pourrait ne pas les écouter; le soutien de l’opinion publique s’estompe; la Road Haulage Association accuse le PFL d’être anti-démocratique; et le gouvernement refusera sans doute toute diminution des taxes mais proposerait des mesures favorisant la restructuration du secteur du transport routier... tout en introduisant une vignette autoroutière (qui serait compensée pour les transporteurs britanniques).

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Marine Linkweb site
NOVEMBER 7, 2000
  • Danube Shippers Catch A Break
  • Frontline To Seek NYSE Listing
  • Tanker Repair Completed
  • Remote Minehunting System Passes Critical Test
  • Tanker Sinking Could Expedite New Ship Rules

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 8, 2000
  • Coast guard officials face Express Samina charges
    Two coast guard officers have become the latest individuals to be charged in connection with Greece's worst maritime disaster in 35 years.
  • Sanoyas wins Marubeni bulkers
    The Japanese trading house has ordered two handymax bulk carriers for an undisclosed owner.
  • Petrobras faces fine over Tsakos tanker spill
    Environmental authorities in Brazil have fined the state-owned oil major over the Sao Sebastiao oil spill which has hit the local tourist beaches.
  • NYK signs up for new cruiseship
    French yard follows up Queen Mary 2 success with $400m luxury vessel for Crystal Cruises.
  • Keppel Fels confirms Verolme Botlek talks
    The Singapore rig builder and repairer is looking to acquire its Rotterdam rival.
  • Algoma earnings slump
    Algoma Central Corporation, Canada's largest Great Lakes ship operator, saw its profits dip in the nine months to September 30.
  • Record result for Frontline
    John Fredriksen controlled tanker company reports highest ever quarterly income, but warns few deals to buy modern tonnage are now attractive.
  • Tanker market set for five good years
    You ain't seen nothing yet says Frontline as it looks to VLCC rates of more than $100,000 a day.
  • Ievoli Sun inspection due Thursday
    As the political outcry from the chemical tanker sinking off France continues, experts are gathering to examine the wreck.
  • Belship cuts losses
    Norwegian shipowner Belships is experimenting with Bocimar's capesize pooling venture.
  • Acomarit ship in Canada for repairs
    The combination carrier Bear G, which suffered internal leaking en route to New York, will be repaired at Point Tupper, according to ship managers Acomarit.
  • Alstom profits fall
    French industrial group Alstom saw its first half profits fall, but can soon expect a massive boost thanks to the confirmation of its contract to build the Queen Mary 2.
  • Broström turns the tide
    Swedish tanker owner Broström's larger ships are pulling in the dollars, but the company says there is still room for improvement.
  • Shipbuilding dips into red at Kvaerner
    Profits continue to roll in at Norwegian engineering and contruction group Kvaerner, but the shipbuilding arm underperformed in the third quarter.
  • MISC says sorry for reef grounding
    Malaysian International Shipping Corporation has expressed "deep regret" over the grounding of the Bunga Teratai Satu on the Great Barrier Reef.
  • HMM rejects Hyundai Heavy stake sale
    The liner company dismisses calls to sell shareholdings in group subsidiaries to help ease the chaebol's financial crisis.
  • Singapore extends Neptune Dorado deadline
    Polembros Shipping has been given an extra three weeks to rectify deficiencies found aboard its tanker by the US Coast Guard.
  • Profits rocket at Hanjin Shipping
    Third quarter profits at the world's third largest liner operator have increased by almost half compared to the previous three months.
  • Progress files for bankruptcy
    Company chairman, Gunnar Lorents Sorensen, warns the move will result in a further loss of assets for the ill-fated Danish company.
  • Strintzis Lines orders ferries
    Greek ferry operator Strintzis Lines has kicked off its much-talked of new investment programme.
  • Cunard unveils $780m Queen Mary 2
    The world's largest passenger ship will be "an epic", according to Cunard chief executive Larry Pimentel.
  • Tanker market boosts Navion
    Record result allows Statoil controlled shipping company to pay off long term debt.

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