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Shipping Timesweb site
MAY 2, 2001
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  • South-east Asia remains world's piracy hot-spot
    PLAGUED by modern-day 'Robin Hoods', South-east Asian waters retain the dubious distinction of being the world's piracy hot-spot, according to the latest International Maritime Bureau piracy report.
  • Korea may file WTO complaint over European shipbuilding aid
  • Aceh rebels fire at oil tanker: police
  • PSA inks Belgium port deal
Air and Land Transport
  • Qantas plans domestic NZ flights in June, tie-up with NZ carrier
    AUSTRALIAN national carrier Qantas Airways yesterday firmed up plans to operate a New Zealand domestic service, while the market debated how this and other Qantas moves would impact on rival Air New Zealand.
  • Virgin Blue unlikely to get nod to fly Australia-NZ
  • P&W in venture with Air NZ
  • Taiwan, Russia set up air links
  • Three Japanese firms may take part in Boeing project
  • Good response to Northwest website

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 1, 2001
  • DHL chief: "Non" to US biz
    The express provider is focusing its U.S. efforts on developing international business rather than expanding its share of the U.S. domestic market, its chief executive said Monday.
  • Hong Kong & Singapore: Ports in a storm
    The world's two biggest ports are discovering that competition affects their industry as much as any other.
  • Boeing plans longer-range freighter
    The plane maker will begin work on a longer-range 747-400 freighter, with International Lease Finance Corp. as the launch customer.
  • Airborne posts $17M loss
    Airborne attributed the loss to the slowing economy, a shift to deferred shipments and the lack of growth in its core domestic product.
  • Feds set maritime security system
  • FedEx drops UK Deutsche Post unit
  • CMA CGM offers U.S.-S. America routes
  • ACL debuts N. America-W. Africa service
  • ANZDL offers cargo insurance
  • Group: Title XI a net gain to government
  • Piracy attacks hit 10-year high
  • British Airways World Cargo names Kujala
  • Delta to add Mideast, European flights
  • CSA Czech Airlines joins SkyTeam Cargo

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 2, 2001
  • OTAL chairman elected head of Ghana Shipowners
  • The box revolution 45 years on
  • Foreign trade volume grows by 15.9 pc in Q1
  • ANZ-Lufthansa round-the-world freighter service launched
  • China Merchants increases air freight profits
  • CSC chooses Jahncke
  • Beijing airport to invest in Xian and Chengdu

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Cargowebweb site
MAY 1, 2001
  • Plan for South-Eastern Europe transport routes
  • 15 percent better result 2000 for Evergreen
  • VC funds together with USD 20 million for e-logistics
  • Vopak shareholders dissatisfied
  • Cho Yang keeps downsizing
  • 52 forwarders and NVO's fail to meet U.S. rules
  • Quantas with Impulse
  • Sale of AeroMexico and Mexicana postponed

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 2, 2001
  • Full Conference Program - Indian Shipping Industry
  • Iran, Indonesia, Russia emerging as new markets for Indian meat
  • Abdullah exhorts Madagascar to buy Indian drugs
  • Remarkable progress in Dahej jetty's operations: GMB
  • MoS sets 290 mt target for Major Ports in 2001-02
  • Paradip Port posts nearly 46 pc traffic growth
  • ICD (Sachin)-Surat receiving overwhelming response from trade
  • AI to offer direct Chennai-HK connection
  • Malaysia Airlines starts service to Mumbai
  • Anti-export policies cause of garment export slump: CIAE
  • 19 hazardous chemicals may go off the licensing list
  • Centre to formulate new I-T Act draft
  • CII plans a shift in focus to non-corporate issues
  • CII-UNIDO combine to set up SPX in Hyderabad
  • Garments price hike on cards
  • Rate cuts if situation so demands: RBI
  • Govt to enforce strict export quality standards
  • Panel suggests govt play 'pro-active' role in export boost
  • Sugar futures trading welcomed
  • Forex reserves rose by $ 33 million to $ 42,722 million
  • Sanjiv Goenka elected new CII President

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 1, 2001
  • IMO reaches agreement on SHT phase-out deadline
  • Crude, gasoline little changed ahead of APIs
  • Argentinean market report: Bahia Blanca fuel oil sold out
  • ExxonMobil Marine Fuels contact numbers changed

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 2, 2001
  • Launch of ABP Connect
  • Immingham's first 100,000 t load
  • Dart Line ferries from Thames Europort
  • PAP more interesting
  • Giraud splits in two
  • SeD Logistique in Dubois tradition
  • The strike has cost SNCF EUR 112 million
  • Handling boom in Lille
  • EXE Technologies
  • Vopak

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 2, 2001
  • Kroese to bid for all Cammell Laird yards
    Swan Hunter owner Jaap Kroese yesterday entered the bidding ring to buy troubled rival Cammell Laird from receivers. The Tyneside shiprepair yard owner met PricewaterhouseCoopers receivers...
  • Danish line denies 'concrete plans' for major European hub at Marseilles Fos
    Maersk Sealand has denied that it has any "concrete plans" at present to site a major new European hub at the French Mediterranean port of Marseilles. Maersk France chief execut...
  • Soccer star in slaves probe
    GERMAN soccer team VfL Wolfsburg has suspended its top scorer, Jonathan Akpoborie, and asked him to answer questions about a ship he owns that was suspected of carrying child slaves, ...
  • Maersk Sealand plans Genoa hub
    THE WORLD'S largest container carrier Maersk Sealand is planning to establish its own dedicated south European logistics hub to serve central European markets in Genoa. Under the plan...

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 1, 2001
  • Marad changes will benefit shippers
  • ICS slams single hull phase-out
  • London protests pass peacefully
  • TMM signals Pemex 'improvements'
  • 'SAFTA' trade bloc moves closer
  • PDVSA said to be buying crude
  • Nenaco seeks new partner
  • P&O ferry speculation mounts
  • S Africa, Mercosur accord closer
  • China scales down crude imports
  • TBT ban to start in 2003
  • Korea eases beef import curbs
  • DOC easier to cancel than flag
  • All quiet on the City front
  • Alondra convictions seen unlikely
  • Adsteam gets Howard Smith go-ahead
  • Colombia bids to cut red-tape
  • FMD under control says Uruguay

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Marine Linkweb site
MAY 1, 2001
  • BV Proposes 12,500-TEU Mega Containership
  • Greek Union Rallies Disrupt Shipping Routes

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 1, 2001
  • S&P cuts Enterprises' ratings after default
    The latest ratings cut on the Greek cargo shipping operator is the second in two days.
  • Union pursues Trico workers' labour talks
    Offshore Mariners United is visiting Trico Marine's customers in Houston to discuss labour issues.
  • Tidewater eyes Africa
    Increased offshore drillings and less competition in West Africa may boost the company's utilisation rate.
  • Sinotrans plans IPO
    Chinese trading giant Sinotrans may take transportation business public.
  • Tidewater lifts earnings by 12%
    The offshore vessel operator's revenues for fiscal 2000-2001 rose 7.3% from the previous year.
  • Fulford-Smith hits the jackpot
    Sale & purchase chief scoops 40% of total payout to Clarkson directors.
  • New faces on ABS board
    Gerhard Kurz and Joseph Kwok have joined the top table at the US classification society.
  • BLT profit plunges
    Foreign exchange losses devastate Indonesian tanker owner's results.
  • Clipper Elite starts new liner service
    A new North Continent and Mediterranean multipurpose liner run is off the blocks.
  • Football star owns slave ship
    Nigerian player suspended by German club over child slavery allegations.
  • Indonesian pirates turn Robin Hood
    Sharing the loot with poor villagers is the latest pirate tactic.
  • TMM grows tanker business
    Transportacion Maritima Mexicana's operating income slipped back slightly in the first quarter.
  • Attica confirms Baltic start date
    This month sees the beginning of the Greek ferry operator's push northwards.
  • Cabinet to decide Lasco future
    Latvian Shipping Co may stay in state hands for a while longer after latest sell-off fiasco.

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