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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
Shipping News
  • Port state control drifting off course: Asian shipowners
    [SINGAPORE] Asia's major shipowners' group has taken a swipe at Port State Control (PSC) inspections for not having properly targeted sub-standard shipping. The Asian Shipowners' Forum (ASF) ended its 7th safety and environment committee meeting in Kuala Lumpur by saying that it was "becoming increasingly concerned that the PSCs are deviating from their original objective".
  • China to develop box transport on inland rivers
  • British shipyard to lay off hundreds if Italian contract falls through
  • Australia's Lang Corp to buy Mayne Nickless's port business
Air and Land Transport
  • Karachi airport aims to woo back foreign airlines
    [KARACHI] Pakistan is offering competitive fuel prices at its main Karachi airport and a host of other incentives to draw quality foreign airlines back to the country, a senior official said.
  • Taiwan and Russia to open direct air links
  • Shangdong Airlines launches service to western province
  • Bombardier's Q3 profits up
  • SAS names next chief executive
  • KL airport limo service unsatisfactory: minister
  • Qantas plans to take over Hazelton Airlines
Features
  • An agile, efficient giant
    JEFFREY Lee is not your burly longshoreman of old. Singapore's port may claim to be the busiest in the world, but Mr Lee no longer spends much time in the cabin of the crane he operates there.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
  • Bush names former DOT chief Card chief of staff
    No stranger to the Bush family, Card was the last transportation secretary in the administration of Bush's father. In recent years he led the effort to revitalize the U.S. maritime industry.
  • NYK backs CargoLifter project
    The German airship company is getting support from the maritime sector. Japan's NYK Line says it will work with CargoLifter on developing new integrated logistics solutions for heavy cargoes. The line signed a letter of intent and said it is taking a stake in CargoLifter, but declined to give details.
  • The good, the bad, and the Section 592 list
    On Dragnet, they changed the names to protect the innocent. At Customs, they put the names of violators on the Internet.
  • Internet gets new domains
  • Cargo 2000 members complete quality-management system testing
  • Truckers protest over wages at Port of Vancouver
  • BA World Cargo launches new Web site
  • Kuehne & Nagel enters alliance with Singapore logistics
  • Baan results improve under new owner
  • IMO to make black boxes for ships mandatory
  • FedEx chairman undergoes successful bypass surgery
  • Dockworkers protest labor reform at Santos
  • Danzas AEI Intercontinental promotes Lindholm

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
  • Long days at Long Beach
  • Shanghai hung up on technicality
  • Did you know...?
  • Guangdong province paved with fresh funds
  • Evergreen improves India, South Africa connections
  • FedEx gets China slot
  • DHL unveils Malaysian IT centre plans
  • Management changes at Lufthansa Cargo

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Cargowebweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2000
  • Deutsche Bahn focusses on huge cost cutting
  • US Airlines not satisfied with China rights decision
  • Malev to make itself an attractive partner
  • 47 percent of Lauda Air to Austrian Airlines
  • ECT may retain little interest in Trieste terminal

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
  • INSA to hold press meet on Nov. 30
  • Atlantic Container Line offers direct weekly services to US
  • WSA stuffs first LCL container at ICD-Daulatabad
  • Apeda clears 4.29 lakh t sugar export
  • Hyundai ships cars to Indonesia
  • CAB estimates lower cotton output at 82 lakh bales
  • SE Rly may start special parcel express trains soon
  • Malaysian palmolein goes a-begging
  • CoPT's bunkering plan draws 7 firms' interest
  • Nalco disinclined to tie-up for box handling at Paradip
  • Inflation rises to 7.55 pc
  • IMD inflow boosts forex reserves to $ 37 bn
  • RBI Act's amended provisions throttle 'sharafi business', says IMC
  • Tax breaks lure core sector firms to bond route
  • 9 initiatives, obligations key to making globalisation acceptable: PM
  • Separate labour laws for SEZs on anvil
  • We'll accelerate reforms Sinha
  • Vajpayee calls for meeting of industry captains on December 2
  • Forex reserves up by $ 676 million to $ 35,413 million
  • IA examining freighter operations viability

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2000
  • Quiet post-holiday start in Houston
  • Fujairah stays soft
  • Rotterdam opens week steady to firm
  • Singapore and Busan today
  • Lithuania's refinery halts as deliveries from Russia fail
  • Brazil bunker prices
  • Nigerian oil strike looms
  • Crude oil falls as inventories rise
  • Chinese fuel oil imports seen steady next year
  • Augusta price indications

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2000
  • Rhine Research Projects II reveals:
  • Amsterdam Ambition
  • Leningrad to sell a 75% share in Vyborg Airport
  • North-South Transport Corridor
  • EBRD: CIS states still reeling
  • EC: CEE countries bring most environmental laws into line with EU rules
  • KLM spins off Cargo Service Center
  • Maersk Logistics launches called M*Power Report Builder
  • U.S. Rail traffic drops
  • EU agrees on rail package

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2000
  • Navy places follow-on superconducting motor contract
    American Superconductor Corporation, Westborough, Mass., has received a follow-on contract for $1.6 Million from the U.S. Navy's Office of Naval Research (ONR) for the design and development of high temperature superconducting (HTS) motors for electric ship propulsion.
  • Keppel Shipyard clinches jumboization contract
    Keppel Shipyardhas secured a S$7 (about US$4 million) million contract from Smedvig Asia for the jumboization and upgrading of its Drilling Tender Barge, Robray T7.
  • Bureau Veritas tanker safety initiative
    Bureau Veritas says new class rules will incorporate all tanker safety initiatives currently under discussion in the IMO and EU.
  • Bergesen offers Tractebel LNG ship partnership
    Bergesen has now concluded a minimum 20 year charter contract with Cabot LNG, a subsidiary of Tractebel S.A. of Belgium, for the 138,000 cbm LNG vessel it has under construction at Daewoo f

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2000
  • Coast Guard plans open house in Seattle to discuss the service's plans
  • Survey says 80% bulk supply chain agents unhappy with logistics services
  • Air cargo and airport groups sign agreement to combine forces
  • U.S. agents can sign up to U.S.-EU safe harbor program through Internet
  • DOT asks high schoolers to design web page to show transportation opportunities

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
  • UK set to fast-track port plans process
    UK shipping minister Keith Hill, launching the government's new port policy paper 'Modern Ports', yesterday hinted that proposals to speed up the planning process for port developments could be on the cards.
  • Dr Peters in $94m Torm tankers deal
    GERMAN shipping funds company Dr Peters, Dortmund, has acquired two coated product tankers from Danish owner Torm for $94m, writes Katrin Berkenkopf, Cologne and Andrew Draper.
  • Nomadic reefers chartered
    CHRISTIANIA Bank og Kreditkasse, one of embattled Norwegian reefer operator Nomadic Shipping's mortgage lenders, is understood to have found takers for two Nomadic Shipping reeferships it was compelled to take over under a debt restructuring.
  • German finance minister Hans Eichel, left, talks to his British counterpart Gordon Brown
    German finance minister Hans Eichel, left, talks to his British counterpart Gordon Brown at the start of a European Union finance ministers' council in Brussels yesterday. French finance minister Laurent Fabius said the ministers had reached agreement on a package to curb tax evasion that could pave the way for introducing an EU-wide savings tax.
  • NYK eyes airships for heavylift cargoes
    NIPPON Yusen Kaisha is betting on a revival of the German airship concept with a ¥100m investment ($909,000) in airship operator CargoLifter to conduct research into inland transportation of heavy payloads by helium-filled dirigible.
  • Brussels freight guide
    THE European Commission is trying a soft approach to persuade freight companies to use environmentally sound methods to transport goods in the EU by releasing a handbook which outlines possible options and recommendations.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 27, 2000
  • Osprey bid now unconditional
  • Corsica to open ferry routes
  • SEC shipyard picketed by workers
  • Daewoo challenges sub contract
  • No decision yet on Panama funding
  • BHP approves Escondida expansion
  • Cochin prepares for bunkering bids
  • India lifts coast guard profile
  • Colombo marked for efficiency lift
  • Two in black as yards see red
  • ECT sheds ten per cent
  • Kværner inks financing deal
  • Eurogate moves in on Hessenatie
  • Marnavi given Ievoli deadline
  • Tirrenia sues Moby Lines
  • Tasmania faces ferry price hike
  • Singapore yards form e-portal
  • Banana protesters march
  • Seaway closure scheduled
  • P&O's Mercosul expelled

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
  • Canadian Pacific envisagerait de désinvestir... CP Rail serait sur la liste
    Le groupe Canadian Pacific va-t-il procéder à une cure d’amaigrissement en se débarrassant de certains de ses secteurs d’activités, ceci sous la pression des actionnaires, qui exigeraient un rendement supérieur de leurs actions? C’est ce qui ressort de déclarations faites par O’Brien, président et CEO du groupe CP. L’objectif serait de se défaire de certaines activités pour se concentrer sur celles qui ont un potentiel porteur à l’échelle mondiale.
  • “Les goulots d’étranglement du réseau fluvial doivent disparaître en Europe
    Le développement des voies navigables est très en retard par rapport aux prévisions faites en 1992/94 lors de la présentation des ambitions. Pour concrétiser ces ambitions, il faudrait investir dans les voies navigables européennes quelque 14 milliards d’EUR d’ici à 2010 et environ 10 milliards d’EUR supplémentaires au-delà de 2010. Non seulement on est loin du compte, mais plusieurs projets majeurs concernant justement le TEN (Trans European Network) fluvial ont été annulés (Rhin/Rhône), ou retardés (Seine/Nord), ou encore suspendus (Twente/Canal de Mittelland). Résultat: des goulots d’étranglement un peu partout et alors que les instances tant européennes que nationales prônent un plus large recours au mode fluvial.
  • Kühne & Nagel conclut une alliance stratégique avec SembCorp Logistics
    Le groupe logistique et d’expédition suisse Kühne & Nagel a conclu une alliance stratégique, liée à une participation croisée de 20%, avec le supply chain management provider de Singapour SembCorp Logistics (anciennement Sembawang Marine & Logistics). Grâce à ses équipes de gestion, ses moyens financiers et la couverture géographique dont elle dispose, l’alliance pourra pleinement réagir aux possibilités offertes actuellement sur le marché de l’outsourcing logistique.
  • P&O NSF transportera cette année 8% de fret de plus via Zeebrugge
    “Sur les trois liaisons ferry que nous exploitons depuis Zeebrugge, nous transporterons cette année 8% de fret de plus que l’an dernier”, a déclaré Peter van den Brandhof, managing director de P&O North Sea Ferries, la compagnie ferry active au port côtier belge depuis les années 70. Le trafic de passagers se stabilise à 400.000 personnes entre Zeebrugge et Hull, et vice versa.

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Marine Linkweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
Maritime Contract News
  • Cammell Laird Receives Coflexip Conversion Project
  • Keppel Shipyard Clinches Jumboization Contract
  • Keppel Hitachi Zosen Tapped To Build Harbor Tugs
Breaking News
  • World's Biggest Floating Diamond Processing Vessel Sets Sail
  • Bulk Carrier Remains at Anchorage
  • Rydex Introduces Rydex Express
  • Texas A&M Chooses Transas

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 28, 2000
  • Star set to list in Hong Kong
    The Asian cruise operator says it plans to list in Hong Kong later this week.
  • Japanese yards boosted by export orders
    Yards in Japan, racked by interim losses, have made an upbeat start to the second half of the year.
  • Keppel clinches tug boat order
    The Singapore shipbuilder is to build a pair of harbour tugs for Middle East interests.
  • Valles signs up for aframaxes
    Hong Kong shipowner Valles Steamship Co is upping its tanker newbuildings in Japan.
  • James Fisher downbeat on second half prospects
    UK shipowner James Fisher is expecting to make less profit in the second six months of 2000.
  • Is Fredriksen big enough?
    'Big John' has always played to win, but could he have overstepped the limit with his latest move on Osprey.
  • Sembcorp links with Kuehne & Nagel
    The Singapore and Swiss groups have agreed a 20% cross shareholding deal to build a logistics alliance.
  • Fredriksen's Osprey bid unconditional
    Tanker king pays $8m to gain a majority holding in the Singapore shipowner.
  • Analysts up Osprey profit forecasts
    Osprey has promised a fresh profit forecast in the wake of the John Fredriksen offer but analysts are already on the case.
  • Venezuela chases cruise dollar
    A Venezuelan island is building a new $28m port capable of playing host to the giant Caribbean cruise ships.
  • Kvaerner secures third-party cash for cruiseships
    Kvaerner is receiving $587.3m of working capital from banks, which will then be paid by Royal Caribbean and Carnival.
  • NKK paints it black
    The Japanese shipbuilder has turned last year's losses into profits in the first half of this financial year.

Vincenzo Miele



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