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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2001
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  • Hapag-Lloyd has no regrets about moving to Port Klang
    CONTAINER line Hapag-Lloyd does not regret its decision to transfer its head office for South-east Asia to Malaysia from Singapore in 1997, according to regional managing director Ralf Lisch.
  • Larger vessels lack re-slot flexibility: APL
  • Search operations: MPA urges crews to cooperate
  • Shippers OK with 3rd tier oil spill charges
Air and Land Transport
  • Claims by ex-Cathay pilots dismissed
    A California court has thrown out claims made by former Cathay Pacific Airways pilots that they were wrongfully dismissed by the airline, a Cathay statement said.
  • More flying on US airlines again, but still fewer than before Sept 11
  • FedEx lowers ground shipment rates tied to fuel costs
  • Australia's airline passenger safety in crisis, alleges union
  • KAL to resume Guam flights
  • Airbus aims for more super jumbo orders

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2001
  • Large market on map between China and Korea
  • Container production growth in southern China
  • CP Ships to close US$250m deal
  • Swift opens Chad, Congo offices
  • Hanjin Logistics joins IAS's InterBox system
  • Fresenius picks Kuehne & Nagel for logistics
  • Delta makes complaint over British-American alliance
  • European air traffic shows slight week-on-week recovery
  • Pigs on the wing breed success for China Southern Airlines

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2001
  • AMR seeks antitrust immunity
  • Problems Belgian airline revival
  • Exel Selects GT Nexus
  • New Boss British rail track
  • Continental-KLM codeshare agreement
  • Dutch Schenker reorganization
  • TNT Post acquires Bleckmann Group

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2001
  • TotalFinaElf bunker tanker appeal rejected
  • Oil firmer "just in case" a deal is reached
  • OPEC to convene again if non-OPEC cuts fall short, but what will happen then?
  • Mixed end-of-week in Korean market
  • ARA morning market report

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2001
  • Contship Italia takes a stake in TCR
  • Second ro/ro ship for Strade Blu
  • Irisl serves Mediterranean ports
  • New ships for Zim
  • Delmas and Linea Setramar
  • La Spezia
  • Trieste
  • Nacala Corridor
  • Swaziland considers to impose road tolls

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2001
  • Carnival to bid for Princess?
    Britain's Sunday Telgraph says Carnival Corporation is preparing a counter offer for P&O Princess
  • Carnival reshuffles newbuilding schedule
    Holland America has yielded a January 2005 delivery newbuilding slot at Fincantieri to another Carnival brand, Cunard
  • Court extends FGH deadline
    FGH now has until February 11 to file a plan of reorganization

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2001
  • Cunard switch for UK
    Carnival Corporation's reassignment of the fourth of five Fincantieri-built cruiseships for Holland America Line to its Cunard Line brand is predicated on expectations of continuing strong growth in th e UK cruise market.
  • Far East unions back pay freeze
    INDUSTRY standard pay scales for ratings could collapse in the next few weeks, with two major Far Eastern seafarers unions calling for a moratorium on the latest instalment.
  • Carnival in bidding war?
    Carnival Group has switched a newbuilding order between two of its subsidiaries as a weekend press report suggested it had appointed investment bank UBS Warburg to prepare a possible counter-bid for P&O Princess, which plans to merge with Royal Caribbean Cruises.
  • CP Ships deal collapses
    CP Ships' planned acquisition of Nordana Line, which specialises in services to the Caribbean and Latin American, has collapsed just a month after a deal was announced.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2001
  • Carnival wades into P&O/RCCL deal
  • HAL makes way for Cunard
  • River Plate tolls set to soar
  • Crisis grips Argentine shipping
  • Dream dies for two stowaways
  • Tianjin wins $30M handout
  • Wreck disrupts berthing at Lagos
  • HK owners look to China
  • Port security bill needs six months
  • Orlando suffers liquidity crunch
  • ICONS plans progress report
  • China to attend CWP6 meet
  • Kwangyang adds four new berths
  • Korea accepts foreign licences
  • Indian yards' future under review
  • Canada customs may get guns
  • Brazil says no to America free trade
  • Cunard orders $400M cruise ship
  • Bin bulker arrested
  • RINA strike gets strong support
  • Tennessee takes up slack project
  • Chile ports pass pipe of peace
  • P&O faces staff crisis at Chennai

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2001
  • Historic cargo voyage to Cuba
    The first commercial cargo to be shipped from the United States to Cuba in more than 40 years was set to sail Friday from the Port of New Orleans.
  • Former Fritz chief Smith joins Matson
    Raymond L. Smith, who briefly led Fritz Cos. in 1999 and 2000, has joined Matson Navigation Co. as chief operating officer.
  • Congress authorizes $100 million for Title XI
    In a new addition to the program, borrowers will have to put up cash as collateral to the loan.
  • EU, China reach maritime agreement
  • EC to review carrier antitrust exemption
  • Indian dockworkers slate one-day strike
  • Koch, Everhard receive Connie award
  • Mediterranean Shipping Company begins Montreal-Europe service, adds Boston call
  • Norfolk Southern budgets $705M for capital improvements
  • Uruguay terminal to open Jan. 1
  • FedEx, UPS expect lower holiday peak volumes
  • GT Nexus snags Exel
  • Cargo slump eases at UK airports

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
DECEMBER 15, 2001
  • La SNCB intéressée par une participation de 19% dans ECT
    La SNCB va-t-elle prendre, via une filiale interposée, une participation de 19% dans l’entreprise de manutention rotterdamoise ECT? A cette question, Etienne Schouppe, l’administrateur délégué de la SNCB, nous a répliqué: “Nous sommes intéressés, mais il n’y a aucun engagement de notre part...” Certaines informations émanant des Pays-Bas via l’agence ANP font état de cette perspective et une partie de la presse flamande part du principe que c’est déjà fait... Chez ECT, on ne confirme ni ne dément, considérant qu’il s’agit là d’une affaire qui relève des actionnaires. Au niveau de la SNCB, nous avons enregistré la surprise du patron d’Inter Ferry Boats, la filiale impliquée dans toutes les opérations de manutention portuaires du groupe ferroviaire belge, tant en Belgique qu’à l’étranger (exception faite des 33% détenus par la SNCB dans le Noordzeeterminal à Anvers). Il nous a laissé entendre que tout cela était très prématuré. Assez curieusement, les informations relatives à cette éventuelle prise de participation font allusion à ABX Logistics, alors que cette entité n’a rien à voir avec les terminaux portuaires.
  • Kiala va contrôler 60% de la logistique finale des ventes à distance
    Kiala, qui est opérationnel depuis fin juin et assure la logistique finale des produits achetés “à distance” (par téléphone, correspondance ou e-mail), peut se targuer d’un superbe départ après quatre mois d’activité. Non seulement, elle a franchi la barre des 150.000 envois, mais en plus l’entreprise bénéficiera d’une injection supplémentaire de 3 mio. d’EUR et son portefeuille de clients sera élargi. Suite à ce dernier élément, Kiala réalisera à partir de l’an prochain une pénétration de 60% sur le marché belge de la vente à distance.
  • TPG reprend le distributeur de vêtements Bleckmann Group
    L’entreprise postale, express et logistique TPG a annoncé la reprise du Bleckmann Group, un des chefs de file du transport et de l’entreposage pour le secteur de la mode aux Pays-Bas. L’acquisition, qui doit encore être approuvée par les autorités compétentes, signifie une extension importante des activités de TNT Express dans la distribution de vêtements sur le continent européen.

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 14, 2001
  • CP Ships calls off Nordana deal
    A number of issues were blamed for the unsuccessful negotiations.
  • Crowley sending vessel to Cuba
    The Express will attempt to accomplish what the Orso failed in April.
  • ACLN stock skyrockets
    Stock analysts voice concerns over elements supporting the astronomical price hike.
  • Bunker delivery resumes in Argentina
    A 24-hour nationwide strike halted bunker delivery in the politically and financially troubled country.
  • HAL postpones newbuildings
    Three new unnamed vessels for 2004-2005 delivery are pushed back by two months to a year.
  • Shanghai port sees booming box traffic
    The Chinese port is to handle more than 6.3m container units in 2001.
  • COSCO's shipping volume surges
    The shipping volume at the end of November exceeds the annual target by 125.7%.
  • Maritrans launches stock buyback plan
    The stock considered to be undervalued will be bought at $11-12.50 per share.
  • Carnival unveils $400m order plan
    Fincantieri gets letter of intent for 2000-passenger Cunard cruiseship.
  • EU approves 'Erika' package
    Ships sailing European Union waters will need to sharpen up their act from 2002.
  • Hitachi and NKK detail new venture
    The two Japanese shipbuilders due to merge next October have fleshed out the details of their combined operation.
  • Berlian Laju grows fleet
    Indonesian shipowner has secured cash to buy three additional ships.
  • Keppel Brazil yard inks deals worth $104m
    Singapore group's South American yard has converted an LOI for three AHTS into a firm contract.
  • Los Angeles box numbers up 10%
    Containers moved at the west coast US port last month has shown a sizeable year-on-year increase.

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