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25 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 14:43 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
Shipping News
  • Ship masters legally bound to heed distress calls
    SHIP masters face prosecution if they ignore their legal obligations to help vessels in distress, but the recent Tampa experience may discourage some from doing the right thing, says National University of Singapore associate law professor Robert Beckman.
  • Tampa firm mulls asking Aussie govt for damages
  • Crew would do it all again despite the ordeal, risks
  • Celebrity Cruise pays to settle Alaska smoke claims
Air and Land Transport
  • China Air buys 25% of mainland cargo carrier
    TAIWAN's largest carrier China Airlines will pay 375 million renminbi for a 25 per cent stake in the cargo unit of China Eastern Airlines, a China Airlines official said yesterday.
  • First BA Concorde regains its airworthiness certificate
  • Some JAL flights may go to Narita
  • Air Canada wins US$285m Atlantic Coast service deal
  • United Airlines files for antitrust immunity
  • Qantas's maintenance staff to go on strike next Wednesday
  • Thai Airways board quits on PM Thaksin's orders

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Sched Netweb site
  • Cosco waits for cross-straits clearance
  • Ban on overseas remittances by forwarders lifted in China
  • Maersk Logistics launches M*Power Executive
  • Exim loan goes to container crane company
  • Singapore announces new Integrated Simulation Centre
  • Major gains for LISCR
  • Cross-straits deal inked
  • SIA blow to Air India sale
  • Changan Airlines aims for stock listing
  • Discussions underway over Haneda expansion

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Cargowebweb site
  • Lufthansa Cargo increases rates
  • ProLogis builds the largest distribution center in Belgium
  • United and BMI want antitrust immunity
  • Cargo load factor down at BA
  • China Southern in merger Movement
  • TMM Lines launched Asia-Africa-Americas service
  • Emons' net up 3 per cent

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Exim Indiaweb site
  • Govt sets up National Shipping Board
  • US companies envisage lucrative soya isolates market in India
  • Virtues of retail trading highlighted
  • DGFT issues clarification on car export obligations
  • GCPTCL berths largest ship of 45,500 DWT
  • Capital gains tax may be waived for managing Major Ports
  • PM pushes button for fast-track reforms
  • Sops for EOUs in state's export policy
  • Assocham lauds move to expedite reforms
  • GoM moots free farm products export WTO-compatible sops
  • Excise collections rise by 12 pc in April-August
  • Pharma exporters, Customs in row over DEPB rate
  • Finance Ministry to review customs duty waiver on hardware sector
  • Department of Food Processing raised to Ministry status
  • Instt. for Logistic Studies planning new courses
  • 10-man US cotton team to interact with industry
  • Secret keys to business success revealed

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
  • US East Coast market very firm on tight avails
  • Price gains continue in the US Gulf
  • Panama prices on the rise as resupply cost is set to surge
  • St. Eustatius s/e
  • Rotterdam prices firming again with crude
  • NW European snapshots
  • 180CST/380CST gap seen widening in Singapore
  • Brazil prices rise again
  • Korean prices only slightly firmer
  • Hong Kong avails review mixed
  • Bunker prices from Irish ports

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International Transport Journalweb site
  • Exel secures contracts with ICL, Kodak, Gillette, Exide
  • New York-New Jersey port sees 8.1% gain in first half volumes
  • Associated British Ports Holdings reports first half profit
  • Shipowners will continue to support 'SOLAS' after asylum seekers incident
  • Emery Worldwide launches air freight express service within India
  • TMM Lines Launches Triple 'A' service
  • APL Logistics Named to List of Top-Ten Logistics Providers
  • Shipowning Company Reederei Claus Peter Offen names tenth Samsung vessel

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Marine Logweb site
  • Cruise line pays Alaska $55,000 in air quality case
    Celebrity Cruise Lines has agreed to pay the State of Alaska $55,000 to settle claims of violations of the state's air emission standards
  • NCL orders bilge water "polishers"
    Norwegian Cruise Lines has ordered two ship-sets of PFM filters from Hermont Marine Inc. They will operate as the final effluent-polishing element of the bilge water treatment systems on two ships.
  • West Africa work for Bingo
    Ocean Rig ASA has received a Letter of Intent from affiliates of ExxonMobil Corporation and a subsidiary of BP p.l.c. for drilling services with its semi-submersible drilling rig Leiv Eiriksson.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
  • Boeing begins operations at new Chicago headquarters
  • NapSteel leases Port of Longview property for imported steel pipe distribution center
  • Seattle World Trade Club looking for applications from bilateral trade organizations
  • Canadian holiday travel company will start operations in Portland, Seattle
  • Matson Intermodal takes top honors in magazine's Quest for Quality survey

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Il Sole 24 Ore On Lineweb site
  • Le autostrade del mare bloccate prima di salpare
  • Msc in fuga da La Spezia
    La procedura per autorizzare il dragaggio è ancora ferma al ministero dell'Ambiente

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Lloyd's Listweb site
  • Bulker takes pounding off South African coast
    The 1979-built bulker Ikan Tanda (ex Amazon) carrying a cargo of potassium nitrate takes a pounding after running aground at Scarborough, south of Cape Town, during one of the worst storms to hit t...
  • Arne Blystad bid swipes Team from Vroon grasp
    IN A dramatic return to the Norwegian shipping scene, Connecticut-based shipowner Arne Blystad yesterday defeated Dutch shipping group Vroon and took control over Team Shipping with a NKr349m ($39....
  • Tampa master slates Australia
    THE reluctant hero of the Tampa, Captain Arne Rinnan (right), has taken a swipe at the obstinate and inhumane actions of the Australian government in his first public comments since the ro-ro vesse...
  • NOL in line for big box losses
    NEPTUNE Orient Lines' first half profits plummeted 78% and things could get worse, with the directors warning yesterday of a possible full year loss. As the global economic slowdown bi...

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Fairplayweb site
  • Celebrity pays for emissions
  • Dead stowaways found at Seville
  • Jurong buys up CCN/Mauá
  • Pakistan aims to free stranded crew
  • Blystad snaps up Team
  • Docenave sells six to Elcano
  • India loses shipping reformer
  • Oman to cash in on Khasab cruises
  • NOL profits slump
  • Bismihita'la stalemate off Cape
  • Bulker grounds in Cape storms
  • Bridgepoint to sell Lloyd Werft
  • ITF continues Liberian campaign
  • New Philippines ferry link launched
  • Oz owners seek asylum guidance
  • Barcelona awards sea wall contracts
  • Blystad ups its Team offer
  • Tampa back in business
  • ISS/RioMar form Gulf JV

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
  • UPS eyeing more buys
    The express and logistics provider is looking for opportunities in supply chain management, the financial arena and technology.
  • Court rules against importer
    For the first time a court has used guidelines established by the U.S. Supreme Court to tell it how much deference to give the Customs Service in a classification-ruling case.
  • First-half tumble for NOL
    The parent of APL said profits were off 78% from the year-ago.
  • Dockworkers to protest EU port reforms
  • Former NY/NJ port exec Borrone to be honored
  • Pacer names former Coke exec chairman
  • PSA sees double-digit drop in '01
  • Intermodal traffic slips
  • Shanghai outlines port plans
  • NY/NJ tests port info system
  • OOCL names Latvia agent
  • Canadian truckers fear rail subsidies near

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
  • La “clause 108%” du système écopoints va être supprimée
    Contre l’avis de sa propre commission Transport, le Parlement européen a adopté la proposition de la Commission européenne visant à modifier le système des écopoints pour les gros poids lourds transitant par l’Autriche. Le rapporteur de la commission, l’Autrichien Hannes Swoboda, avait demandé au parlement de rejetter la proposition de la Commission portant sur la suppression de la “clause 108%”. Swoboda craignait qu’un nombre trop important de gros poids lourds seraient autorisés à transiter par l’Autriche lorsque l’ancien système des écopoints, qui expire fin 2003, sera remplacé par une nouvelle réglementation en date du 1er janvier 2004, ce qui aggraverait la pollution dans la région des Alpes. Le Parlement européen a cependant approuvé la proposition de la Commission visant à rayer la “clause 108%”, parce que celle-ci incite sans le vouloir de nombreux transporteurs à ne pas investir dans des véhicules moins polluants. La Commission estime que seule une approche intégrée pour la région des Alpes dans sa totalité permettra de réduire les dommages écologiques.
  • La batellerie assurera 40% des transports containérisés d’ici 2010
    Affirmer que d’ici 2010 au moins 40% des transports containérisés de et vers les ports maritimes en Europe seront assurés par la navigation fluviale, n’est plus une utopie. Afin de réaliser cet objectif, les autorités nationales devront cependant prendre plusieurs mesures incitatives, affirme l’organisation Inland Navigation Europe. L’association a fait cette déclaration à l’occasion de la conférence ministérielle pan-européenne sur la navigation intérieure qui a eu lieu hier jeudi à Rotterdam à l’initiative de la ministre néerlandais des Transports Tineke Netelenbos et de son collègue roumain.
  • Tibbet & Britten maintient ses prévisions de bénéfice à 38 mio. de GBP
    Le prestataire britannique de services logistiques Tibbet & Britten a enregistré une hausse de 9,3% de son chiffre d’affaires au premier semestre. Le bénéfice d’exploitation a augmenté de 9,2% par rapport aux six premiers mois de 2000, tandis que le bénéfice avant impôts régressait de 16%. Dans un communiqué, le CEO Mike Arrowsmith souligne que les prévisions de bénéfice sont maintenues à 38 millions de GBP pour l’exercice 2001.
  • Est-Ouest: l’heure est à la réduction de la capacité en slots
    Avec un peu de retard sur la FEFC, qui devrait se prononcer sur ce dossier dans les prochains jours à Shanghai, le groupe de quatorze armements engagés dans le Transpacific Stabilisation Agreement (TSA) entend lui aussi mettre au point un plan visant à réduire la capacité d’ici la fin de l’année ou le début de l’année prochaine, pour autant que la Federal Maritime Commission américaine n’ait pas d’objections. Cette évolution est rendue nécessaire par le fort ralentissement de la croissance des trafics (+3% eastbound, contre +15% en 2000) et par le fait que les pointes saisonnières ne sont plus aussi importantes et que les surcharges qui s’y rapportent, n’ont donc plus d’effet. Enfin, l’augmentation générale des taux de 300 USD par FEU n’a pratiquement donné aucun résultat.

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TradeWindsweb site
  • Celebrity penalised for air emission violation
    Six other cruise liners are cited for the same opacity violation last summer.
  • Shipping firms seek distressed vessel protocol
    Shipping companies want the Australian government to define their roles in rescue situations.
  • Stelmar seals ExxonMobil time charter deal
    The aframax tanker operator seeks to place 80% of its fleet on time charter by year-end.
  • French court frees Canmar Supreme
    Enterprises Shipholding is now working to free the remaining detained ship in South Korea.
  • Gotland and Torm swap tanker stakes
    Swedish owner books $8.7m profit as shared ship ownership ends.
  • NOL interims collapse to $11m
    Tankers only bright spot as six-month results slump 78% and company faces prospect of full year loss.
  • Mowinckels happy as Blystad buys control of Team
    Team Shipping's major shareholder Mowinckels satisfied with price paid by US owner Blystad.
  • Taiwan to link more islands with China
    Taiwanese ships will be able to travel to the Chinese mainland via the Pescadores on a trial basis.
  • Tampa crew relive refugee rescue
    The crew of the ship at the center of the refugee standoff at Christmas Island describe conditions aboard the vessel.
  • Lines ask Australia to foot rescue costs
    Helmut Sohmen calls for migrants to be welcomed, as owners write to prime minister.
  • Daewoo facing interest cost hike
    The Korean yard is emerging from debt restructuring with a bigger annual interest bill.

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