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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 15, 2001
Shipping News
  • Marine e-business now focusing on safety
    MARITIME-related information technology and e-business has shifted focus from bargain hunting to safety and streamlining, according to one leading industry player Barber Software Solutions .
  • Liberia to audit revenue from shipping register
  • Samsung's profit more than doubles due to weak won
  • S'pore working towards Rome Convention accession
  • Hyundai chief named
Air and Land Transport
  • GE engine under scrutiny over past two years
    US safety regulators had expressed concern over the past two years about the model of General Electric Co engines that powered the American Airlines plane that crashed in New York, killing all 260 people on board.
  • Recovery hopes of European tourism dashed
  • Thai Air to stop giving free tickets to board members
  • IBM gears up to sell airline security systems
  • US airlines cutting discount services, frequent flier perks
Features
  • Slump set to extend beyond next year
    ASIAN freight forwarders said the drop in sales after the September terrorist attacks extended through October and may last beyond the new year as the economic slowdown takes hold.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 15, 2001
  • Second rail link being planned for the Roof of the World
  • Contships coveting Far East
  • Famous Pacific in Beijing
  • Phoenix opens Shannon office
  • WTSA introduce wastepaper rates for transpacific trade
  • ASA scoops award in Australia
  • MPA launches marine survey
  • Dragonair responds to China's WTO entry with expansion
  • China Southern renews TIACA
  • Steep BAA air traffic decline continues overall in October

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Cargowebweb site
NOVEMBER 14, 2001
  • Sharp rise Lufthansa after profit
  • Danzas takes over Cargoplan
  • Cosco in new alliance
  • Profit Deutsche Post slightly down
  • SNCF and ICF agreement
  • Mitsui with new system
  • More Contship ports

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 14, 2001
  • Montreal and Halifax market report
  • West African bunker market snapshots
  • Rotterdam fuel oil slips in late trading
  • Some tight avails in US East Coast markets
  • East African bunker market snapshots
  • IPE Brent crude futures contract sets new electronic trading record
  • Avails normalised in Cape Town, Durban/Richards Bay well supplied
  • Fujairah market softer again
  • Posted prices up in Saudi Arabia
  • Crude oil plummets as OPEC questions the effect of its cuts
  • New Cockett office in the US
  • Rotterdam morning market report
  • Sluggish demand in Suez
  • US oil stock build leads oil prices down again as OPEC meets to cut production

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 15, 2001
  • JAL and JAS announce merger
  • BA and KLM: renewed merger talks
  • BA: Volumes down for October
  • Conterm Announces a New Service to Veracruz, Mexico
  • BIMCO Announces Appointment of New Secretary-General
  • IAS Introduces New Information Platform for Container Depot and Terminal Activity
  • Intermodal Transport & Logistics 2002 to be staged in Rotterdam

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 14, 2001
  • Corps of Engineers reevaluating Columbia Mouth dredge scheme
  • FAA calling for changes to Boeing 737 rudder systems
  • Coast Guard sets safety zone around Kodiak rocket launch area
  • Port of Seattle considers moving Coast Guard command center
  • Portland Port Commission holding public hearing on transportation plans

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The East Africanweb site
NOVEMBER 15, 2001
  • Tanzania Second Largest User of Mombasa
  • Kenya, Uganda to Offer Freight Exams

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 15, 2001
  • Lines fumes as partners ditch AACA
    ILL conceived, very badly timed and lacking in strategic thought is how chief executive John Lines described the shock resignation this week of ANL's partners in the Australia Asia Co-operati...
  • Bimco says the future is L'orange as Frandsen goes
    BIMCO, the world's largest shipowner association, has appointed a low-profile Norwegian sale and purchase expert as its new secretary general, writes Julian Bray. Truls L'orange,...
  • Costa in ferry link with Attica
    ITALY'S Costa Crociere and Greece's Attica Enterprises, two of the heavyweights in Europe's passenger shipping scene, are planning to join forces to develop new companies spanning...
  • Failed Setfair 'was wrong product at the wrong time'
    A FORMER senior executive of high profile e-procurement failure Setfair has lambasted the company as having the "wrong product, at the wrong time with the wrong focus". Speaking...
  • Chiquita Brands plans fresh start
    CHIQUITA Brands International, the world's largest banana producer and operator of the Great White Fleet, has announced a restructuring plan that will see senior debt holders take around 88% ...

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 14, 2001
  • USCG to urge security at IMO
  • Attica, Costa launch new Med JVs
  • Kværner looks east for saviour
  • New secretary-general for Bimco
  • Inland links 'are key for liners'
  • Banker says finance 'still there'
  • Dutch address seafarer shortage
  • LNG plant goes to Sagunto
  • New blow for Brazilian owners
  • Dredgers return to Pakistan ports
  • Algeciras prepares for mega carriers
  • Confidence rises in cruise shares
  • $190M HMM bond refinanced
  • $100M security package for Alaska
  • Kandla restoration in hand
  • Oz owners pile on political pressure
  • Gati on track to cover India

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 14, 2001
  • CP Ships acquires Nordana
    The Canadian operator adds liner services between Mediterranean, Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. ports.
  • G-Log wins Exel contract
    Exel, which offers a combination of homegrown and licensed logistics technology to shipper customers, says it will work with G-Log to support the development of the next generation of its Supply Chain Integrator (SCI) technology.
  • "Wall of wood" on the northern horizon?
    When U.S. countervailing duties against Canadian softwood lumber expire on Dec. 15, the U.S. market could see a significant, short-term increase in cross-border lumber traffic, an industry analyst said.
  • Thurs. confirmation hearing for Marad chief-designate
  • UPS bank 8th largest in SBA loans
  • Port of Baton Rouge breaks ground on sugar facility
  • WTO OKs new trade round
  • Lufthansa sees profits plunge, but could escape full-year loss
  • Hong Kong vows to ease air curbs
  • India port will tighten security

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
NOVEMBER 15, 2001
  • Tunnel sous la Manche: le trafic ferroviaire conventionnel et intermodal toujours en carafe
    Le transport ferroviaire de marchandises est toujours entravé au tunnel sous la Manche, et ce depuis plus d'une semaine maintenant. Mercredi, il y avait encore une quinzaine de trains en souffrance côté français. Seulement trois trains avaient pu passer la nuit de mardi à mercredi. Les autorités ont entrepris des travaux de sécurisation du terminal de Fréthun, mais ils ne seront pas achevés avant la mi-décembre...
  • Le Parlement européen veut interdire les transports d'animaux sur longues distances
    Une large majorité du Parlement européen s'est prononcée mardi contre le transport d'animaux d'abattage comme les boeufs, porcs, moutons, chèvres et chevaux sur de grandes distances. Le Parlement est aujourd'hui partisan d'un limitation de la durée du transport à à peine quatre heures (ou 250 kilomètres). Une prolongation à huit heures (500 km) est possible à condition que le transporteur possède une licence et que les animaux puissent être couchés durant le transport et disposent d'eau fraîche.
  • Danzas reprend l'autrichien Cargoplan/Cargoline
    Le groupe logistique suisse et filiale de Deutsche Post World Net Danzas a repris Cargoplan/Cargoline, le principal prestataire de services de fret aérien en Autriche. Cette opération permet à Danzas de renforcer sa position en Europe centrale et de l'Est, où le groupe viennois est très bien représenté.
  • La Belgique va-t-elle donner l’exemple?
    Une des principales critiques faites à l’endroit de l’intermodalisme ferroviaire est le fait que cette formule de transport combiné est constamment victime de la priorité donnée au transport de voyageurs. Lors d’une des interventions à la conférence "Intermodal 2001" à Hambourg, Eric Peetermans, qui s’exprimait en tant que président du groupe de travail Transport combiné de l’Union Internationale des Chemins de fer (UIC), mais qui est également directeur ventes et marketing de B-Cargo, a fait allusion à l'épineux problème que constitue l’accès à l’infrastructure. Il a mis en exergue la nécessité d’établir des priorités.

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 14, 2001
  • RCL appoints new Celebrity chief
    Outgoing Richard Sasso will hand over the torch to Jack Williams as of 1 January, 2002.
  • Port Everglades posts strong earnings
    Unaudited operating revenues for fiscal 2001 increased by 5.4% to $79.9m.
  • Stelmar upbeat on time charter extension talks
    Four time charter contracts are expected to expire in January 2002.
  • Stelmar cuts earnings forecast
    Troubled Keymar is to trim 7-11 cents per share off the company's fourth quarter earnings.
  • Contship expands Europe-Asia service
    The containership operator is covering the Korean market for the first time.
  • Costa and Attica combine in Med
    Italian cruise operator and Greek ferry owner to launch two new joint ventures.
  • CP Ships to buy Nordana Line
    The CP Limited spin-off is taking advantage of a slowing economy to make acquisitions.
  • TACA plans Xmas break for ships
    Atlantic container lines take a look at capacity cuts during the holiday season.
  • NITC details LNG newbuilding plans
    Market players remains sceptical that mammoth gas carrier plan can get started in current market.
  • Trasmediterranea breaks into profit
    Spanish ferry owner turned around its losses in spectacular fashion over summer months.
  • Fortunes improve for WG&A
    Philippines ferry operator sees upturn as sell-out rumours continue to fly.
  • BIMCO appoints new secretary-general
    Truls L'orange will take over from Finn Frandsen on 1 January, 2002.
  • RCL stock rating upgraded to "Hold"
    The cruise shares' new price target is raised to $15 from $9.
  • ACLN continues record setting pace
    The car carrier operator's third quarter revenues jumped 93.6% from a year ago.
  • Frontline aims for three-year buffer
    Norwegian tanker company says cash position means it can weather poor markets for long periods.
  • Tanker clearout set to push down scrap prices
    Bangladesh breakers cartel could see lower levels as tankers rush the breakers' beaches.
  • HMM crashes into the red
    Containership and collapsed cruise operations sink hopes of profit for Korean shipowing giant.
  • NIOC seeks tanker newbuildings
    Iranian oil company is looking to expand its clean tanker fleet for Persian Gulf business.
  • Cutting ties hits HHI
    Cost of distancing itself from affiliates pushes Hyundai Heavy Industries to loss in first nine months.

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