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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2001
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  • Freight industries urged to develop contingency plans
    SINGAPORE's freight transport industries must develop military precision and contingency planning in the wake of devastating world events, Minister for Trade and Industry George Yeo said yesterday.
  • Asia biggest growth region for logistics, courier
  • Evergreen to end round-the-world service in Feb
  • Sydney port's box volume dips 2.5%
Air and Land Transport
  • Europe needs single sky for airline mergers
    AIRLINES could get the go-ahead to merge in Europe, European Competition Commissioner Mario Monti suggested but made clear he wants EU states to first give up bilateral aviation deals with the United States and settle for a collective transatlantic deal instead.
  • US air passenger loads inch up amid signs of recovery
  • UPS cuts part of rates tied to fuel costs
  • SIA picks Queensland for flight training centre
Logistics
  • Deutsche Post seeks synergy between its major brands
    WITH the acquisition front largely quiet - at least for now - the German behemoth Deutsche Post World Net is now looking to squeeze maximum synergy out of the integration of its well-known brands.
  • China aims for faster customs clearance
Features
  • No 2 in ocean freight
    STACKED on the quayside a container looks rather insignificant against the size of today's large container vessels.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2001
  • MOL to reorganise finance and accounting division
  • Chen elected chairman of IMO
  • Study for Charleston harbour deepening to be conducted
  • MOL to improve southern Africa service
  • Trans-Send shows faith in Eagle
  • New expressway opened in Gansu province
  • China Southern inks codeshare with Garuda Indonesia
  • Thai Airways cuts LA schedules
  • Ongoing grief for Ansett
  • Air Canada rejects calls for changes in competition laws

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2001
  • P&O strike over
  • De Palacio calls for oil price stability
  • Mechanics want Airbus to be grounded
  • New inbound freight solution
  • Tallinn to lower harbour dues

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2001
  • Maersk Sealand to start new weekly direct service to US - Ex-Nhava Sheva on Dec. 17 H To Newark in 21 days
  • Dumping probe begun into pentaerithritol
  • 50 pc rise in tech-led exports aimed at
  • Poor quality lands tea exporters in hot water
  • Compaq's DR solution for P&O Ports
  • Mumbai Port revival plan almost ready: Vedprakash Goyal
  • ISPs seek removal of service tax, BCD
  • Summit sees need to hasten infrastructure reforms
  • Export financing will be streamlined: Rudy
  • Robust export growth in farm, petro-goods, leather
  • Food processing expected to draw Rs 93,000 cr. investments, grow at 7.3 pc
  • Govt may modify MAT structure in Budget 2002-03
  • Horticulture: Plan panel sees Rs 12,287 cr investment
  • CII aiming for Sino-Indian JBC
  • S. Africa offers to be springboard to larger markets
  • 3-nation Asian pharma trade association to be set up
  • AP CM vows to make Hyderabad nation's 2nd financial hub

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2001
  • Market snapshots from East and West Africa
  • Firmer markets on the US East Coast
  • South African market starts climbing after steady week
  • Prices rise in Montreal on tight avails
  • South Africa strike action update
  • Iraqi crude oil exports at full speed
  • Bearish US oil stock data tempers crude rally
  • Fujairah market continues to rise with Platts, crude oil
  • Bunker market update from Argentinean ports
  • Suez market softer despite firmer crude
  • OPEC accord with non-OPEC producers for big January reductions nearer after Russia triples its output cut
  • New posted prices for Saudi Arabia
  • Bunker prices for Irish ports
  • Rotterdam morning market report

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2001
  • LAX: lower throughput
  • Coyne Airways to Cairo
  • Moscow and Seoul: Trans-Siberian link
  • Marad: wants 3-year extensions for Great Lakes ship application
  • CNF: Emery Worldwide Airlines won't resume operations
  • CN opens center in Memphis
  • CP Railway and Consolidated Fastfrate sign contract
  • Iana: intermodal traffic reflects economy
  • Port security legislation heats up on Capitol Hill

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2001
  • Port of Tacoma receiving windmills for Oregon power project
  • Funding bill for FAST Corridor making its way through Congress
  • Port of Seattle lowers marina fees just in time for holiday boating
  • Global slump in metal production temporarily closes Louisiana alumina plant
  • NASSCO nets Navy project which could reach $20.2 million

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 6, 2001
  • Liberia spurned as Cruiseinvest flags six Renaissance ships in Marshall Islands
    INTERNATIONAL Registries Inc last night scored a coup over arch-rival Liberia International Ship and Corporate Registry after Cruiseinvest re-flagged six newly-purchased Renaissance ships away from the West African flag and into the Marshall Islands.
  • Owners bear brunt of huge Steamship losses
    A HUGE cash shock has been dealt to shipowners of Steamship Mutual, one of the top protection and indemnity clubs, after it revealed more big stock market losses that threaten to slash the reserve fund to rock bottom.
  • All change for Denholm managers after Anglo-Eastern integration
    GLASGOW'S Denholm Ship Management has seen a major reshuffle of its top brass after being swallowed up by Hong Kong-based Anglo-Eastern earlier this year.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2001
  • Pilots in ABP crisis talks
  • GenSan-Bitung route gains headway
  • China confirms WTO shipping policy
  • UK cries foul over EU Directive
  • Cosco to ramp up ro-ro ops
  • Rökke stamps presence on Kværner
  • Petrobras newbuilds under threat
  • Spain to raise new port tax
  • Bareboat charter scheme reassessed
  • Italians strike against inertia
  • Finnish seafarers fear flag exodus
  • Korean car exports decline
  • Petrobras boss Reichstul steps down
  • Russia 'can handle extra cargo'
  • MSC joins Maersk/P&ONL to Canada
  • MarAd, Halter in surety mess
  • London Club calls up 27.5 per cent

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2001
  • UPS cuts fuel surcharge
    The package delivery company said it will lower its current surcharge by 20% effective Dec. 10.
  • CSX shifts int'l. approach
    The transportation conglomerate is retooling its marketing, customer service and sales focus to focus on the customer.
  • Port security bills combined
    The new legislation is the latest development in the rapid evolution of maritime anti-terrorism legislation following the events of Sept. 11.
  • Evergreen sets global service restructuring
    The Taiwanese carrier says it will replace its trademark round-the-world services with two pendulum services beginning in February.
  • TSA carriers predict flat volume
  • Russia cut in crude output will hurt tankers
  • CNF merges Emery Worldwide into logistics unit
  • British Airways to drop fuel surcharge
  • EU will OK air mergers if members scuttle US open-skies deals
  • Senate passes rail pension bill
  • Bangor & Aroostook placed in bankruptcy
  • Strike by French air controllers
  • MSC joins Montreal-North Europe service
  • UTi Worldwide sees revenue slip
  • No A380 freighters in Lufthansa's future

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
DECEMBER 6, 2001
  • K Line entend diminuer l’importance du liner dans ses activités
    Tout récemment K Line annonçait certaines évolutions dans ses activités de lignes régulières, dont la principale est l’introduction d’un service pendulaire USA/Asie/Europe en compagnie de Yang Ming. Mais il y a plus. La stratégie que développe cet armement japonais consiste également à se diversifier davantage dans d’autres secteurs de manière à ce que son CA ne soit plus tellement tributaire du liner containérisé. C’est là une sage décision, car dans le contexte de la crise actuelle que traverse le liner Est-Ouest, ne survivront que ceux qui seront assez diversifiés.
  • L’Europe impose une amende de 2,5 mio. d’EUR à La Poste belge
    La Commission européenne a infligé hier une amende de 2,5 mio. d’EUR à La Poste belge pour avoir abusé de sa position de monopole au détriment de l’entreprise privée britannique Hays DX. Cette dernière avait déposé plainte en avril 2000 auprès de la Commission européenne et les instances européennes lui ont donné entièrement raison. La Poste a qualifié les faits “de confusion consciemment créée entre l’échange de documents (marché libéral) et le trafic postal B2B (monopole)”. A l’heure de la mise sous presse, on ne savait pas encore si elle comptait aller en appel.
  • Dachser porte sa participation dans Graveleau à 95%
    Le groupe allemand Dachser a accru sa participation dans le société française de transport routier, de messagerie et d’expédition Graveleau à 95%. Elle était jusqu’alors de 70%, mais Joël Graveleau, le fondateur de l’entreprise, a cédé à Dachser les 25% qu’il détenait encore. Les 5% restants sont détenus par le management.
  • DaimlerChrysler crée un centre logistique européen à Valenciennes
    DaimlerChrysler France a posé vendredi dernier la première pierre d’une plate-forme logistique de 41.000 m2, dans laquelle seront regroupées les pièces détachées de toutes les marques du groupe (Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep et Smart), destinées à la partie nord de la France et au Benelux. Ce futur “European Logistics Center” (un des 13 qui seront créés en Europe) s’inscrit dans une nouvelle stratégie logistique au niveau mondial. Il aura des conséquences importantes pour l’European Distribution Center de Puurs, où sont actuellement stockées et distribuées les pièces détachées Chrysler et Jeep.

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 5, 2001
  • EU rescinds subsidy support
    EU governments could not agree on details of the proposed shipbuilding subsidy programme.
  • Imarex sees need for regulated trading
    The shipping industry may seek counter-party risk protection after the Enron's collapse.
  • Ireland introduces new shipping tax
    The government aims to regenerate the sagging Irish shipping industry.
  • P&O North Sea Ferries resumes service
    The Rotterdam port workers' strike ended on the same day it started on Tuesday.
  • New owner reflags Renaissance ships
    Cruiseinvest moves its six newly acquired cruiseships from the Liberian registry to Marshall Islands.
  • Montanari charters Navigator five
    The Italian owner boosts LPG fleet by grabbing five 2000-built vessels for up to five years.
  • Rokke keen to keep Masa-Yards
    Kvaerner's new chairman Kjell Inge Rokke says he has no plans to sell Finnish yard.
  • Carnival lays out newbuilding plan
    The Florida-based cruise operator has paid $547m for its new ships as of 31 August.
  • MOL urges slower LNG newbuilding pace
    Mitsui OSK Lines' Tokinao Hojo is concerned the recent dash for gas could threaten safety standards.
  • Petronet lines up for more LNG carriers
    Indian gas importer will have fresh appetite for more LNG newbuildings next year.
  • Australia holds not-so-magnificent seven
    Bulkers again dominated the list of ships that failed safety inspections during November.
  • Northrop prorates Newport offer
    Each Newport News share will receive $43.63 in cash and 0.2544 Northrop shares.
  • Samsung unveils new fuel-efficient LNG ship
    Korean yard promises owners savings of $1m a year from new electric vessel.
  • Maersk Sealand revamps Israel services
    Troubles in Israel prompt Danish giant to reduce port calls and cooperate with MSC in northern Europe.
  • Aker guarantees more of Kvaerner share issue
    The Norwegian group's main shareholder is pledging more of its cash to boost equity sale.
  • Evergreen drops RTW in sign of decline
    Economic slowdown forces Taiwan line to drop round-the-world service in favour of pendulum services.
  • Safari welcomes new partner
    MSC is adding a ship to Asia-southern Africa container service when other lines pull out next year.
  • Rolls-Royce bags LNG kit orders
    Deck machinery orders worth $10m won for Korean and Japanese gas carrier newbuildings.
  • Deltamarin inks Fortum design work
    Finnish consultancy to supply designs for tanker newbuilds in China and Portugal.

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