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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2001
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  • APL's paperless bill-of-lading process
    NEPTUNE Orient Lines' container arm APL has introduced a new paperless bills-of-lading process - a first for the industry.
  • Indonesia faces being struck off White List
  • Germany may be blocking Liberian flagging
  • Kuantan port can be feeder hub: Ling
  • Sale of state shares in Shanghai Zhenhua
  • Samudera plans expansion into logistics, forwarding
  • India to sell 40% stake in SCI
  • LA sea marshals aim to prevent terrorism
Air and Land Transport
  • Bargain air fares helping some carriers to fill seats
    BRITISH Airways is offering round-trip tickets from London to New York for 99 , its lowest ever.
  • M'sia may hire air marshals
  • Pratt & Whitney machinists go on strike as talks fail
  • Continental Air losing up to US$4m daily
  • Tender launched for US$1b Tel Aviv rail system
  • Log Book

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2001
  • XICT welcomes new Cosco service to Europe
  • Safari service for April launch
  • OOCL Express naming ceremony
  • PSA's Portnet.com signs agreement with Liaoning
  • Maersk elected best MLO
  • NY-NJ chairman to step down
  • Malaysia Airlines records loss
  • CX resumes Colombo service
  • Delta, Air France expand codeshare further

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • EU tot approve Taca conference
  • Enron bankruptcy hits shipping market
  • MOL to improve Asia-South Africa service
  • Strike at Pratt & Whitney
  • FedEx, airlines cut fuel charges
  • FMC fines for NVOCC's and lines

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2001
  • Capt. N. K. Gupta takes charge as CMD of DCI
  • India's container market will achieve 10 pc growth in 2002 - IPBCC chief David Halliday
  • CLE welcomes third revision in DBK rate schedule
  • Rise in imports signals healthy trend in demand; exports dip
  • Global slowdown hits fabrics, made-ups exports
  • Trade anticipating hike in palm oil tariffs
  • Easing of norms for wheat items exports ruled out
  • Record discharge of coking coal at Vizag Port
  • Thar Dry Port; first pvt. sector ICD at Jodhpur takes off
  • 10 pvt players keen on Gangavaram port project
  • Forex reserves up by $ 211 million to $ 46,469 million
  • Commercial credit shoots up by Rs 3,536 cr.
  • Committee to fine-tune TUF scheme
  • Govt to expedite core sector projects
  • MSRDC may tie up with Austrian cos
  • G'nut oil futures trading in Rajkot from Dec. 15
  • Andhra to have 1,000 km under GQ project
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures
  • CII to hold 'Career Fair' from Dec. 4 to 6
  • US invites Jagat Shah to evening honouring Sept. 11 heroes

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Asian fuel oil steady to firm, Singapore fundamentals seen easing
  • Crude surges on Middle East conflict, imminent Russian oil meeting?
  • Fujairah spot prices rise sharply for no apparent reason
  • Singapore MPA Director-General elected chairman of the IMO Council
  • Company updates and personnel moves
  • Brazil bunker prices open week down
  • Rotterdam morning market report
  • Crude back down as Iraq accepts extension of oil-for-food programme

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Tax on containers in California?
  • Puerto Rico: will the Global Port of the Americas be built?
  • Pecem handles first vessel
  • Esmeraldas to be privatized
  • EU Commission vetoes
  • MOL reorganizes finance and accounting division
  • Mitsui O.S.K. Lines moves to improve Asia-South Africa service
  • Conflo re-establishes ties to Afghanistan
  • NorseMerchant Ferries upgrades Irish Sea services
  • Maersk Sealand, Safmarine and MSC to begin new Safari Service

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Røkke priority: Shed Philadelphia
    Kjell Inge Røkke now controls Kvaerner and reportedly has disposal of the Philadelphia Shipyard as his first objective
  • Northrop Grumman acquires NNS
    It's official. Now we're down to the Big two

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Seattle park to be renamed in honor of outgoing port commissioner
  • Nichols Brothers builds catamaran for San Francisco Bay commuter fleet
  • Coast Guard orders escort tug for vessel experiencing engine failure
  • Portland Airport short-term parking returns to normal rate of $16 today
  • Railroad traffic numbers have up and down week

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 4, 2001
  • UK terror Act to gag nuclear ship reports
    ANTI-TERRORISM legislation currently before parliament could see a ban on Lloyd's List reporting the movement of British-flagged nuclear cargoships.
  • Energy market jobs at risk from Enron bankruptcy
    THOUSANDS of global energy market jobs hung in the balance yesterday as ruined US trading giant Enron filed the biggest Chapter XI bankruptcy in US history and sent jitters across nervous world markets.
  • Court rules for Humber strike
    THE UK's busiest estuary is potentially facing severe disruption after a London court ruled yesterday that members of Humber Pilots Ltd are entitled to strike in their dispute with Associated British Ports over restructuring of pilotage services, writes Brian Reyes.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Enron's DPC breaches LNG contract
  • Cruisers injured in Panama crash
  • Senate likes sound of Schubert
  • Rio state exports quadruple
  • New Brazilian port passes go
  • SA ports still at sea
  • Pilots are ABP workers, Court rules
  • MOL teams with P&O Ned in SA
  • Ulsan port expansion awaits approval
  • Price war squeezes out small port
  • Portugal moves on Brazil trade
  • MCA says no-pax to ro-pax
  • Hutchison eyes Vallarpadam project
  • Korea discounts port charges
  • New Brazil agency to boost exports
  • New terminal heralds rate war
  • One dollar shipyard for sale

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Teamsters, ILA, ILWU in dockworker pact
    As part of their effort to organize port truckers, the Teamsters and the two major unions representing longshoremen in the United States and Canada have unveiled an historic alliance.
  • U.S., Canada in border accord
    The agreement is designed to keep terrorists out of both countries while preserving the free flow of trade.
  • Congress OKs Charleston dredging study
  • Enron collapse hits shipping hard
  • Swisscargo forms new company
  • FAA modifies cargo rule for passenger airlines
  • ValuShip sets stevedoring, terminal ops
  • Hellmann Perishable Logistics partners with NZ forwarder
  • New barge logistics company
  • Danzas North America names key execs
  • Airbus freezes parts prices
  • Orlando airport eliminates cargo marketing
  • P&O Ports takes over Indian terminal
  • BAX gets J&J Latin America contract

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
DECEMBER 4, 2001
  • Cobelfret implante un grand terminal ro/ro à Flessingue
    “Nous implantons un terminal ro/ro à Flessingue, mais il ne s’agit pas d’une substitution à Zeebrugge. Nous procédons à un élargissement de notre offre vis-à-vis de la clientèle européenne, qui implique et le port côtier belge, et Rotterdam, et bientôt Flessingue. Ceci étant, il est à prévoir qu’il y aura des transferts de trafics de Zeebrugge vers Flessingue, ce qui est normal, la clientèle disposant ainsi des solutions logistiques les plus appropriés. Dans l’ensemble, nous lui présenterons de meilleurs produits.” C’est ce qu’a déclaré Christian Cigrang, l’administrateur délégué du groupe de transport maritime et logistique Cobelfret, au cours d’une conférence de presse donnée lundi dernier à la maison provinciale de Middelburg en compagnie de Daan bruinooge, député de la Zélande et président de l’Entreprise portuaire Zeeland Seaports.
  • Thiel reprend la logistique de Schieder Möbel Holding
    Schieder Möbel Holding a conclu un contrat logistique d’une durée garantie de dix ans avec Thiel Logistik. Cette dernière entreprise réorganisera toutes les activités logistiques des filiales et sous-traitants de Schieder, activités regroupées au sein de LOG. Il s’agit d’un volume annuel d’une valeur de 75 mio. d’EUR. Le logisticien luxembourgeois a en outre repris 74,9% des actions de LOG, les sous-traitants conservant les 25,1% restants.
  • Safmarine, Mærsk Sealand et MSC restructurent le service Safari
    Le Safari Vessel Sharing Agreement (VSA) sur la route entre l’Extrême-Orient et le Sud-Est asiatique, d’une part, et l’Afrique du Sud, d’autre part, expire dans sa forme actuelle fin mars 2002. Les armements Safmarine, Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) et Maersk Sealand lanceront en avril 2002 une version restructurée de cet accord, avec une flotte de sept navires, sur base d’une fréquence hebdomadaire et d’un jour de départ fixe. La rotation, dont les délais de transit seront ramenés de 63 à 49 jours, comprendra de nouvelles escales, à savoir Shanghai, Tanjung Pelepas et Port Louis.
  • Danzas reprend Scandinavian Garment Service
    Danzas, la division de logistique suisse de Deutsche Post World Net, a repris Scandinavian Garment Service (SGS). SGS est un prestataire de services logistiques dans le segment de la logistique de textiles et a une forte présence dans les pays nordiques et les Etats baltes.

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 3, 2001
  • Buyer mulls plans for Renaissance ships
    Six Renaissance cruise ships are to stay out of the market for now.
  • Enron lays off 4,000
    The remaining 3,500 in the company's Houston headquarters are awaiting further instructions.
  • Massport under fire
    The Massachusetts Port Authority is guilty of patronage hires.
  • Ningbo port improves ranking
    The Chinese port is third largest behind Shanghai and Guangzhou in terms of cargo handling capacity.
  • Hyundai firms up Nigeria LNG carrier order
    Korean yard sees ink dry on four gas carrier options after long wait and tough fight.
  • HMM poised for legal action
    An ex-Hyundai employee is preparing to arrest a fourth Hyundai Merchant Marine ship, while the owner fumes.
  • EC clears Atlantic conference
    Container lines limit co-operation to end marathon anti-trust battle.
  • Saab pulls out of HDW
    Financial investor becomes third major shareholder in German shipyard group.
  • Scrapping reaches new heights
    Plummeting markets send owners to breakers' beaches in an effort to beat the rush.
  • Golar LNG logs loss
    Gas carrier venture is working on fixing and financing its three LNG carrier newbuildings.
  • Global Carriers losses mount
    Malaysian shipowner is warning of rougher times ahead as it operations are hit by the world economic slowdown.
  • Cruise merger tax barrier removed
    Anders Wilhelmsen and family in clear should Royal Caribbean merger with P&O Princess go through.
  • Keppel launches double buy-out
    Singaporean giant is aiming for 100% ownership of its yard and shipping units.
  • Shipping's Enron exposure put at $100m
    Energy trader's shipping director says some shipping firms could be pushed into bankruptcy.
  • More large tankers head for demo
    Fredriksen and Sammy Ofer are latest owners to send their elderly VLCCs and ULCCs for scrap.
  • Australian broking shop opens in Europe
    While others are thinking of downsizing newly merged Seawise are moving into a new office in the Hague.
  • Tanker impact minimal from Enron collapse
    Tanker market is expected to escape largely unscathed from demise of energy trader, says E A Gibson.

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