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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
Shipping News
  • HK port urged to upgrade IT, services to stay ahead
    WITH growing competition from new ports just across the border in southern China, Hongkong must look to technology and backup services such as logistics to maintain its dominant position, the Hongkong No 2 box-handler says.
  • Hyundai Merchant's 3rd qtr profits down 37%
Air and Land Transport
  • Qantas expects profit to stay largely unchanged
    [SYDNEY] Qantas Airways expects to record an operating profit for the six months to December at a similar level to the corresponding period last year, company chairman Margaret Jackson said.
  • Macau, Pakistan sign air services accord
  • TWA, America West strike code-sharing deal
  • BAA buys US aviation firm for '106.2m
  • Airborne to pump US$30m into new business
  • Antonov plane crashes in Angola, killing all aboard
  • Hainan Air to launch joint venture
Features
  • OOCL eyeing 7,500-TEU ships
    THE next generation of huge container ships appears to be just over the horizon, with one big Asian player in advanced talks and another from Europe reported ready to begin.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • EU set for WTO action against Korea shipyards
    The European Union is about to begin an in-depth probe of alleged unfair trading practices by South Korean shipbuilders that could lead to a highly controversial complaint to the World Trade Organization next year.
  • Maersk Sealand will halt direct weekly service to Port of Boston
    Massport director Michael A. Leone says that the carrier will continue to serve shippers, but will do so by transshipping containers through Halifax or New York.
  • Why shippers fear rail deregulation
    Talk of abolishing the Surface Transportation Board spurs misconceptions, truths.
  • Lowe's improves supply chain with Celarix
  • EGL taps Danzas exec Laccona for international COO
  • Auto trade drives A.C.L.N. growth
  • Lynden Air Freight adds Charlotte, Denver centers
  • Mexican trucking group threatens protests against US-backed local haulers
  • China, Macao sign air services agreement
  • P&O Nedlloyd records best quarterly financial/traffic performance
  • Synchronet buys Greybox
  • Veredex names former CF chief Curry as chairman
  • New double-hull VLCC leased to Marcare Shipping

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • Agreements introduce BAF
  • Sinokor first at Pyongtaek
  • BNSF implements electronic freight payment scheme
  • SAGT breaks records with radio data terminal network
  • Atlas Air to operate largest fleet of Boeing 747-400 freighters
  • Air France comes calling to Dallas/Fort Worth
  • Credit where credit's due

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Cargowebweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2000
  • Good profit P&O Nedlloyd
  • Higher rates, lower volumes for P&O Stena Line
  • Good third quarter for Nedlloyd
  • Amsterdam Airport to Stock Exchange
  • German Minister of Transport leaves after scandal
  • Italian Version of CargoNow.com
  • Booz Allen & Hamilton launches e-delivery company

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • Petronet LNG extends shipping tender deadline by fortnight
  • Prathyusha proves its mettle again
  • Uganda trade team holds out promising possibilities
  • Indo-EU plan round table to bolster ties
  • Sugar exporters pinning hopes on Indonesia buying
  • More licences granted for coffee export
  • US mills file unfair trade practice cases against Indian steel makers
  • Duty hike upsets NZ apple-cart
  • Exporters head for W. Asia with a cup that cheers
  • Concor aiming to become Rs 1,000-cr. company-15-20 more terminals planned
  • Anti-dumping duty imposed on Indonesian PAN
  • Govt eases rules for medicinal plants export
  • CWCL subsidiary sets up cold storage-cum-warehouse in Bangalore
  • Farm Minister moots tie-ups for potato seed exports
  • Move to set up industrial trade zone in AP
  • Americans fancy Indian leathers again
  • Hyundai ships 600 more cars to Algeria
  • Public utilities may be exempt from service tax
  • State most favoured destination for projects investment
  • India, Brazil sign MoU on IT
  • Goa CHAA to host FFFAI exec. panel meet

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2000
  • Baltic bunker market report
  • Great Belt sees sporadic activity
  • Rotterdam bunker prices gain $10 in one week
  • Some congestion in Gibraltar
  • Italy and Malta bunker market report
  • Istanbul and Piraeus market report
  • African East Coast market review
  • African West Coast market review
  • South African markets this week
  • Singapore fuel oil prices range-bound, gas oil firm
  • Suez avails good, Damietta deliveries temporarily suspended
  • Fujairah avails under pressure, mixed reports about Ras Tanura pipeline
  • Healthy avails in Korea
  • One supplier tight IFO380 in Hong Kong
  • Japan: Good avails and stable prices
  • Far Eastern market snapshots
  • Mongstad strike called off
  • New weekly global averages

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2000
  • Washington State plans to buy high-speed refrigerated rail cars
  • Port Vancouver, USA welcomes multi-purpose crane at Terminal 2
  • Railroads work to develop seamless bimodal service between Canada and U.S.
  • U.S. railroads show gains in freight traffic week ending Nov 4th
  • Port of Vancouver, BC will replace interim trucking license agreement

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Traffic Worldweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2000
  • British Fuel Protest Fizzles
  • FMCSA Goes Internet
  • FedEx Adds AF to LTL Group
  • C.R. England Adds Reefer Surcharge
  • Big IT Spenders
  • Eagle Soars, BAX Sinks

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The East Africanweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • Shippers Now Have Their Own Website
  • More Uganda Exporters Opting For Rail Transport
  • Malawi and Ethiopia Urged to Use Mombasa
  • Tanzania 'Not' Mombasa's Third Biggest User
  • Poll Chaos Hurts Sea Trade in Tanzania
  • Anjouan-Bound Cargo Held in Mombasa
  • Importers Plead with KRA Not to Auction Their Goods
  • Intertrack Boosts Business for KR

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Il Sole 24 Ore On Lineweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • Le Finanze assolvono la società pubblica per il sovrapprezzo sui biglietti Tirrenia-Moby, nuovo round
    Ora è il gruppo partenopeo a ribaltare le accuse di concorrenza sleale sulla compagnia di Onorato
  • I cantieri attaccano Bruxelles: «Troppo morbidi con la Corea»
  • Ordini boom per le imbarcazioni a doppio scafo Shopping italiano di cisterne hi-tech
  • Sbarca a Napoli la società leader nella formazione
  • Rotterdam, patto P&O Nedlloyd-Ect

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • Giant hint by bullish P&O Nedlloyd
    P&O NEDLLOYD could be operating containerships of up to 10,000 teu by 2003, top management predicted yesterday when announcing record third quarter profits.
  • Bodewig replaces disgraced Klimmt
    GERMANY has a new transport minister, Kurt Bodewig, after Reinhard Klimmt stepped down yesterday following a fine for complicity in embezzlement.
  • Ugland in new switch
    TSUNEISHI Shipbuilding has agreed to a revision to a contract fronted by Norwegian shipowner Johan Benad Ugland under which an existing order for two 76,000 dwt panamax bulkers will be replaced by a 106,000 dwt aframax tanker.
  • The 5,900-car PCCs Aniara and Tosca
    The 5,900-car PCCs Aniara and Tosca, which have been laid up in Zeebrugge since June, will be transformed into a university centre to house students attending courses in the Gothenburg and Stockholm universities. In total 700 flats of about 25-30 sq m should be built in the ships' garages. Built in Japan in 1978, the Aniara and Tosca had.
  • Brussels port plan hits snags
    THE European Commission is battling to keep its ports reforms on track in the face of perceived French divergence and British criticism.
  • Blinking bridge ready for river move
    TYNESIDE'S massive Millennium Bridge is all set to move into place this weekend, writes Nigel Green.
  • Scandlines staff fear Rahe bid
    THE engineers' union at Scandlines Danmark has strongly attacked one of the two bidders for the Scandlines AG group, saying he does not have a coherent business plan to develop the company should he be successful in acquiring it.
  • Industry told to break societies' safety hold
    AN ATTACK on the role of commercial classification societies as the arbiters of ship safety was made at the Lloyd's List Ship Repair Conference yesterday.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2000
  • Port state failing in LatAm
  • Eurogate/BLG enters Belgian bidding
  • Star's Au resigns
  • Projects set to boost Greek port
  • China launches first GPS satellite
  • Jurong gears up for PSA challenge
  • Rotterdam coal protest overturned
  • Robot trapped in Ievoli wreck
  • Piracy definition in dispute
  • Australia to review reef safety
  • Eight lost in Nigerian tanker blast
  • Klimmt's replacement named
  • Mosvold re-mortgages fleet
  • Boom time for Australia LNG
  • PIL ship explosion - one dead
  • Trinidad reacts to Venezuela threat
  • China seeks stowaway co-operation
  • Flare survivors launch $5M lawsuit
  • P&O Ned profits soar

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • P&ONL en route vers une bonne rentabilité
    Tout semble indiquer que l’armement anglo-néerlandais P&ONL s’est enfin engagé sur la voie d’une bonne rentabilité. Le troisième trimestre confirme le redressement qui s’est manifesté depuis le début de l’année. Le chiffre d’affaires est passé à 1,08 milliard de dollars (contre 957 mio. d’USD pour la période correspondante de l’année précédente), tandis que le bénéfice opérationnel avant intérêts et impôts a atteint 75 mio. d’USD (contre 16 mio. en 1999), soit 31 mio, de plus par rapport au deuxième trimestre de cette année, et que le bénéfice avant taxes, intérêts déduits, s’est établi à 60 mio. (contre 0).
  • L’infrastructure ferroviaire est la clef de la relance du trafic fret
    La première conférence européenne sur les infrastructures ferroviaires vient de se tenir à Paris (cf. LL du 10/11). Elle a fourni l’occasion de souligner que l’importance des gestionnaires reste méconnue. Pourtant, de l’avis quasi unanime des intervenants, ces gestionnaires jouent déjà un rôle déterminant dans l’Europe des transports, notamment en matière de fret. Or, cette activité a grand besoin d’être relancée. Des idées pour y contribuer ont été avancées.
  • Lufthansa Cargo scinde son organisation en business units
    Lufthansa Cargo va scinder son organisation en trois business units indépendantes et responsables de leurs propres résultats. L’opération de restructuration a été baptisée “Cargo Development” et prend effet au 1er janvier prochain. LCAG va en outre investir dans des appareils MD11. Le pôle logistique du groupe aérien allemand s’attend à réaliser cette année le meilleur résultat de son histoire.
  • Le gouvernement congolais exige la transparence des coûts du transit portuaire
    Les chargeurs, transitaires et représentants d’armements opérant au Congo vont pouvoir respirer quelque peu. Pour la première fois, le gouvernement de Kinshasa hausse le ton et exige une plus grande transparence des coûts du transit portuaire, dans un souci de réduction de ces coûts.

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Marine Linkweb site
NOVEMBER 16, 2000
Maritime Contract News
  • IMC To Construct $32.1 Million Chem Tanker
  • Navy Cruiser Arrives At Bender For Repair Work
Breaking News
  • EU Blames South Korean Yards For Low Prices
  • P&O Steam Navigation's 3Q Profits Jump
  • Intertanko Prepares To Mull EC Proposals
  • ExxonMobil Still Chartering Single Hulled Tankers
  • Au Steps Down As President Of Star Cruises
  • Mexican Oil Facilities Reopen To Shipping Traffic
  • Station 12 Invests $2 Million to Develop 'Connect Messaging Services'
  • Shipvertical Internet Group To Partner With Marine Digital

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2000
  • Argent plans next LNG moves
    LNG shipowner Argent Marine Operations Inc may be about to lose its two LNG carriers to Shell but it has new gas ventures up its sleeve.
  • End of the road in sight for older LNG carriers
    Owners will need to start thinking about replacing some of their existing LNG tonnage within the next few years.
  • Veritas DGC orders seismic ship
    The Houston-based seismic company has made it a hat-trick of ship orders in Norway.
  • Hvide speculates on workboat duo
    The US operator is buying two second-hand workboats to cash in on booming rates in the US Gulf.
  • Cruise lines agree to monitor waste in Alaska
    Top executives from major cruise lines have agreed to work together to achieve the clean water goals of Alaskan Governor Tony Knowles.
  • Greece to float Hellenic Shipyards
    Legislation to pave way for listing of loss making Skaramanga yard on Athens Stock Exchange.
  • Mosvold orders VLCC
    The Norwegian shipowner is exercising an option for a 308,000 dwt vessel with Samsung.
  • Star Cruises boss quits
    Colin Au, president and CEO of Star Cruises, resigned on Thursday on medical grounds, the company said.
  • Pollution fine for Stena Ugland
    Owners of North Sea shuttle tanker convicted over oil pollution.
  • Profits down at P&O Stena Line
    Earnings fell at UK ferry operator P&O Stena Line in the first nine months, despite a good third quarter.
  • Osprey puts VLCCs up for sale
    Singapore shipowner Osprey Maritime is testing the market to see just how much large tankers are worth.
  • Record quarter propels P&O Nedlloyd into profit
    Container giant P&O Nedlloyd's best ever three-month results pulled the Anglo-Dutch company out of the red.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries cuts losses
    An increase in ship sales has helped cut losses at Japan's largest shipbuilder.
  • LNG rates move into six figures
    Osprey deal sets the pace as LNG carrier rates soar in a market bereft of free tonnage.
  • Pan Ocean books bulker orders
    The Korean handysize bulker operator has placed orders for new handymax tonnage at a domestic shipyard.
  • Sonatrach and Itochu mull LNG ship tie up
    Two partners of 30 years believe there is a need for a new LNG shipowning venture.
  • IMC orders tanker in China
    The Hong Kong-listed shipowner has grabbed an early 2003 delivery slot for a handysize product tanker.
  • OOCL Envoy held in Australia
    The Hong Kong liner operator's containership was among ten ships to fall foul of Australian port state control last month.
  • Seafarer killed in boxship explosion
    An explosion killing one seafarer and injuring two others has hit a Norwegian-owned containership.
  • MTC on the acquisitions trail
    Richard du Moulin's Marine Transport Corporation has asked mergers and acquisitions specialist ING Barings to plot a path to expansion.
  • EC blasts Korean shipbuilders in new report
    The European Commission's latest report into alleged low price offers at Korean yards says the Asian country is still to blame for the struggling worldwide market.
  • Torm orders another products tanker
    Danish products tanker owner Torm has sold and chartered back one tanker in order to buy another, boosting its pre-tax profit forecast yet again.
  • Swedish Orient Line teams up with Pol-Levant
    The Swedish liner company has agreed to work together with Poland's Pol-Levant on services between Scandinavia and the Med.
  • Reefer market sends shiver through Nomadic
    Norway's reefer player Nomadic Shipping has announced further losses for the first nine months of 2000.

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