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Shipping Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
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  • US 'list' bars seafarers of most Islamic states
    THE United States is reported to have issued a list of mainly Islamic states whose seafarers will be barred from disembarking at US ports.
  • Bangladesh lifts requirements on foreign vessels on 2 trades
  • Asian freight rates expected to rise further
  • Kawasaki, IHI abort merger of shipbuilding divisions
  • Philippines to sell presidential yacht
Air and Land Transport
  • China to proceed with purchase of 30 Boeings
    CHINA plans to go ahead with its planned purchase of 30 Boeing 737 aircraft although the signing of the deal had been delayed by the attacks on the US, a government official said yesterday.
  • Airports across US move to step up security
  • HK approves railway tunnel through unique wetland
  • KLM forecasts operating loss

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
  • Columbus lands at Long Beach
  • NYK signs up with Bolero
  • Iran, Germany launch joint service
  • OOCL announces appointment of new agent in Lithuania
  • Morcon Group buys second Rotterdam container terminal
  • Public sector contracts for Port 2000 signed at Le Havre
  • Possible US$15 billion bail-out for US airlines
  • Job losses, schedule cuts shake aviation industry
  • Boeing response to September 11 attacks

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Cargowebweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
  • ECT Sea-land dispute to Dutch arbitration
  • ICG acquires
  • 30.000 Boeing job losses expected
  • Unions demand state aid for airlines
  • Call for customs automation
  • Insurance for Pakistan cargo becomes difficult
  • Geest acquires Contship Overland

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
  • Sudan invites India to participate in Khartoum trade exhibition next year
  • Exporters estimate 30 pc decline in orders from US
  • CCTL to begin operations in first week of Nov.
  • First ship-to-ship operations at Kakinada port
  • Vedprakash Goyal lays base for Phase-II of KERF housing project
  • Minor ports attract 25 pc of total cargo
  • Exports to US take off again
  • Govt gives green signal to revival package for CIWTC
  • Rana exhorts woollen trade to utilise TUF scheme
  • Vehicle import made easier for certain categories
  • E-biz set to generate Rs 55,000 crore by 2005 - CII-PwC study
  • Ten bidders in competition for NH-8 project
  • Buyback guidelines to be relaxed soon
  • NSIC engages consultant to look into SSI sector products' brand promotion
  • Indo-French task force on agriculture soon
  • Prices of 3 petro-goods raised
  • Rubber Board starts 35 technology transfer centres
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures
  • IMC engagements next week

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
  • USCG requires notification of crew nationalities
    All deep-draft vessels coming to any port in the United States must now include in their advance notice of arrival a crew list that includes the nationality of each crewmember. COTPs have been provided with a list of countries of particular concern.
  • Kværner chief to step down
    Under pressure from its lenders, the Kværner Group is being forced to go to its shareholders for fresh capital. It is seeking up to NOK 2 billion (about US $ 231 million). The Group's President & CEO Kjell E. Almskog will step down at the end of the year.
  • Boats evacuated one million New Yorkers after WTC attack
    The Coast Guard estimates that one million New Yorkers were evacuated by boat following last week's terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.
  • World's first common-rail low-speed diesel engine successfully completes sea trials
    Sea trials have been successfully completed with the world's first large diesel engine to have common-rail fuel injection.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
  • Boeing plans workforce cutbacks as delivery projections drop sharply
  • Coast Guard sets down rules to safeguard U.S. Naval vessels
  • Rail association taking orers for Class I Railroad analysis
  • Corps sends team from Northwest to support East Coast relief operations
  • Washington Governor shelves trade mission in wake of terrorist attacks on East Coast

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
  • US stand-by shipping is put on war call-up alert
    US shipping companies with vessels in the Maritime Security Programme have been put on alert that their vessels may be needed to support military operations in the near future. "WeR...
  • War risk cover for flashpoint cruiseships shoots up tenfold
    DRAMATIC rises in war risk cover were signalled for cruiseships and most other ocean-going tonnage as a leading insurer spelt out the need for a swift renegotiation of annual premiums. Rates...
  • P&O Princess warns of $5m losses
    P&O P rincess Cruises yesterday said that the net cost of disruptions over the past week could reach $5m and warned that vessels scheduled to call New York could be affected up to the end of th...
  • Rocketing cover to hit box trades
    CONTAINER lines and their customers face huge increases in the cost of shipping goods to and from the Middle East and neighbouring countries as war risk insurance premiums soar, writes Janet Porter...

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
  • WFP shipments to Afghanistan at risk
  • Crisis boosts Mideast crude liftings
  • Congestion surcharge on Umm Qasr
  • Maritime London's role advanced
  • McCain pulls Title XI amendment
  • Rajabagan dockyard to close
  • Valletta via Marsaxlokk
  • Contship buys into Italian terminal
  • Italian marine insurance totters
  • Freeport to be privatised
  • Schleswig-Holstein aids yards
  • MSC leaps into Las Palmas
  • Operators to withdraw surcharge
  • Taiwan to follow China to WTO
  • Indonesian stevedores under threat
  • Investors abandon shipping
  • Death knell for Mercosur?
  • Aurora diverts to Halifax
  • Kværner shares slashed by half
  • Contship buys into Italian terminal
  • Gas plant to be built in Canaries
  • Greek ferry rescues asylum seekers
  • Tampa refugees reach Nauru
  • Korea watches Japanese mergers
  • Security fears reach Tasmania

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
  • West Coast volume slumps
    Containerized imports from Asia remained in the doldrums in August as most West Coast ports reported a decline in cargo volumes compared to August 2000.
  • "A view through the Gates of Hell"
    The JoC's Helen Atkinson was headed to work when the devastation at the World Trade Center unfolded around her.
  • Royal Nedlloyd plans to buy shares
    The company, which owns half of container carrier P&O Nedlloyd, will buy back up to 10% of its shares.
  • Red Cross seeks logistics aid in NY
    Deere & Co. Worldwide Logistics said it is setting up a unit to centralize and manage logistics donations for the Red Cross. Immediate needs include short-term trucking and warehousing.
  • Shane tapped for top DOT job
  • FMC slates OSRA meeting
  • Coast Guard screening ships' crews
  • ILA to re-open NY office
  • CNF expects third-quarter loss
  • Intermarine gets new vessel
  • Danzas expands in Panama
  • Air cargo group scrubs meeting
  • Borrone named to WTC recovery office
  • ITF calls for global aviation assessment

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
SEPTEMBER 20, 2001
  • La Flandre participerait dans Hesse Noord Natie
    De passage à Singapour où ils conduisaient une mission économique, le ministre-président de la Région, flamande P. Dewael et le ministre de l’Aménagement du territoire C. Van Mechelen, ont rencontré la haute direction du groupe PSA Corp, qui en novembre prochain détiendra une participation majoritaire dans la société fusionnée Hesse Noord Natie. Cette rencontre fut l’occasion d’assurer les partenaires singapouriens que la darse à marée au sud du village de Doel sur la rive gauche de l’Escaut sera bel et bien réalisée.
  • Fiat réintroduirait Alfa Romeo au USA dès 2005
    Selon Roberto Testore, chief executive de Fiat, le constructeur automobile envisage de réintroduire la marque Alfa-Romeo, avec trois modèles, sur le marché des Etats-Unis et ce dès 2005. Ce retour se ferait dans le cadre de l’alliance que Fiat a conlue avec General Motors Corp.
  • Joyau s’attend à une hausse de 42% du chiffre d’affaires en 2001
    Le groupe Joyau, société française d’origine familiale et dont le siège est à Montaigu (Vendée), effectue une percée fulgurante en messagerie routière nationale. Rien que pour l’exercice en cours, trois données clefs illustrent ce phénomène: 11 sociétés ont été achetées depuis le début l’année; 14 nouvelles agences ont été créées; et 19 départements supplémentaires sont desservis. Le chiffre d’affaires de l’exercice 2001 est donc bien parti pour afficher +42% par rapport à l’année 2000. Faisons le point sur les derniers développements et les conditions de la réussite.
  • Transport d’aliments pour bétail: l’échéance GMP approche à grands pas
    Crise de la dioxine, maladie de la vache folle, etc., l’industrie de l’alimentation pour bétail a souvent été touchée ces derniers temps. Dans ce contexte, une réglementation vient d’être mise en place pour accroître la sécurité et la qualité. Ainsi, une norme de “Good Management Practices” (GMP) a également été introduite dans le transport, norme dont l’application sera par ailleurs obligatoire. Les transporteurs belges d’aliments pour bétail devront disposer d’un certificat GMP pour le 1er juillet 2002. “Le temps commence cependant à presser”, selon le centre de qualité Amelior.

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 19, 2001
  • US begins Operation Infinite Justice
    More than 100 US attack aircraft are to be deployed to the Middle East region.
  • ExxonMobil to donate up to $20m
    Other oil companies have also chipped in to help victims of the terrorist attacks.
  • ACLN setting new record
    The car carrier serving Europe and Africa has shipped about 48,000 automobiles in July-August.
  • MC Shipping trading vessels
    The Monaco-based company confirms buying La Forge and selling MC Sapphire.
  • MARCAS closing in on 500 mark
    The joint venture company has issued memberships recently to BP Shipping and Lasco Shipping.
  • CP to proceed with spin-off plan
    CP chief David O'Brien says all CP companies are financially strong and are in a good position.
  • OMI confirms four new acquisitions
    Nina and Snipe are to be delivered in the month of September.
  • P&O Princess counts cost of US attack
    Cruise line puts price on, and details disruption to its sailings.
  • ABS New York relocates next door
    All New York operations are taken care of from ABS New Jersey office in Paramus.
  • Norwegian war club to hike rates
    Atle Jebsen led insurer warns passenger ships face big increases.
  • New York port eases restrictions
    Recreational and commercial vessels are allowed into the harbour under close supervision.
  • New inquiry ordered into dredging merger
    Dutch court needs more information on controversial tie-up between HBG and Ballast Nedam.
  • LevelSeas shifts to the next level
    Online chartering provider launches its next system as the cash starts to flow in.
  • Mixed emotions for Almskog over departure
    Kvaerner boss Kjell Almskog says he has regrets, but is quitting in the interests of shareholder unity.
  • Star targets China with new buy
    Asian cruise player unveils plans for its latest buy, the 26-year old Wasa Queen.
  • Almskog out as Kvaerner prepares for split
    Kvaerner boss Kjell Almskog is stepping down as Aker Maritime exerts influence over future direction.
  • IHI and Kawasaki abort yard merger
    Disagreements over asset valuations and management policy scupper tie up.
  • European yards frustrated by slow pace on subsidies
    Shipbuilders' association CESA worries yards are being left in limbo as EU delays policy decisions.
  • Pertamina retenders for VLCC
    Indonesian charterer continues its long-running quest for time-chartered tonnage.
  • Precious sells vessel for scrap
    Thai handysize bulker owner sheds more old tonnage.
  • Shun Tak edges up profit
    Hong Kong ferry group saw first half revenues double, but earnings were only slightly better than last year.

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