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Shipping Timesweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
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  • Port of New York to go ahead with US$9.5b capital plan
    THE Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has vowed to carry on with its five-year US$9.5 billion capital investment plan but will conduct an extensive review of it in the wake of the World Trade Center attack.
  • Encourage seafarers to upgrade by means of IT, union urged
  • Taiwan navy saves S'pore ship crew
  • Xiamen faces oil spill threat after collision
Air and Land Transport
  • Asian airlines scramble for insurance cover from govts
    CATHAY Pacific Airways Ltd, Philippine Airlines and other Asian carriers are scrambling to get backing from governments after insurers imposed a cap on damage caused by jets brought down by acts of war.
  • MAS may axe jobs, unveil fresh turnaround plans
  • Swissair to cut jobs, reduce fleet and raise funds
  • Philippine Airlines may cancel some flights due to premium hike
  • Ryanair offers 9.99 fares
Features
  • Crisis looms following Supreme Court ruling
    THE Philippines' shiprepair and shipbuilding industry faces massive divestment from foreign investors following a recent Supreme Court ruling classifying shipyards as public utilities.

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Sched Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
  • Three new vessels added to Cosco's Green Express
  • UK, Hong Kong shipowners avoid double tax
  • Warsaw logistics centre for Schenker
  • Calcutta defies Tariff Authority
  • Danzas expands Panama operations
  • FAA to rule with Steele hand?
  • China to boost the use of regional jets
  • FedEx cagey on future

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Cargowebweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
  • 'Airlines abuse US attacks'
  • Air New Zealand 38 per cent cheaper
  • EU agreement on (insurance) state aid
  • Airlines urging mergers
  • ITF action time
  • 10,000 out at Northwest
  • Geest acquires Contship Overland operation

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Exim Indiaweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
  • ANL Container Line launches South & West Africa service to/from India - Indian boxes to be connected via Colombo
  • US attacks fail to take shine off gems show
  • Withdraw anti-dumping probe into polyester fibre: ICMF
  • Korea, Bangladesh still top importers of Indian cotton yarn
  • Value cap deprives drug exporters of Rs 100 cr. DEPB credit
  • CoPT seeks export unit status for bunkering terminal project
  • Give TAMP more powers: Assocham
  • Concor restores normal operations at ICD-Sabarmati
  • Concor will soon provide total logistics solutions - Kohli
  • Forex reserves up by $ 7 million to $ 45,365 million
  • Ascon study confirms sluggish trend in industrial growth, exports
  • Exporters still hoping for the best
  • G'nut extractions sector refocusing on domestic market again
  • McKinsey report outlines strategy to shore up coffee sector
  • NHAI Board clears Rs 55-cr highway project
  • Tatas to dilute stake in JV with NYK
  • Jaipur-Kishangarh highway project cleared
  • MoU signed for gherkins AEZ in Karnataka
  • Maharashtra to encourage wine parks
  • Export credit finance rate cut by 1 pc more - RBI makes exporters happy
  • In line with expectations, says Fieo chief

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
  • Rotterdam prices drop by $5-6 from morning levels
  • Demand vanishes in South Europe as crude drops
  • Fujairah/Asian bunkers confirmed down by $5-8 as cargo prices dive
  • Crude price in free-fall as economic woes build
  • Bunker prices plunge in Singapore and Korea
  • New supplier/broker listing in India
  • Crude oil opens weak again after 5 straight days of losses

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
  • Boeing makes peace with shareholders by settling lawsuit for $92.5 million
  • Brazilian shipping company sells six ships for $53 million
  • APL and its logistics arm makes big jump on magazine ranking
  • President works with Congress to pass act to assist airlines
  • Agreement keeps construction of U.S. cruise ships on target

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Lloyd's Listweb site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
  • High war risk levy 'may sink owners'
    A MAJOR European shipowner warned the London insurance market yesterday that unjustifiably high war risk surcharges could harm large portions of world trade and destroy shipping companies already s...
  • Rig cash breathing space for Kvaerner
    CRISIS-HIT Anglo-Norwegian group Kvaerner gained crucial breathing space yesterday in its battle to stay solvent. Kvaerner said the previously agreed delivery of the Stena Don rig from Kvae...
  • Frontline in equity swap with Bank of Nova Scotia
    JOHN Fredriksen's Frontline has entered a complex equity deal with The Bank of Nova Scotia which could help to underpin the tanker company's ailing share price. The facility is...

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
  • Transport Canada and GL sign deal
  • Senate 'fast tracks' port security
  • Elcano launches Brazil subsidiary
  • Fesacon follows IMRA's lead
  • Schubert to head MarAd
  • Jordan exports hit by surcharge
  • India's NSB is reconstituted
  • Rig delivery will ease Kværner pain
  • DFDS ponders port change
  • Philippines, US sign waste accord
  • Intertanko wants 'war risk' pow-wow
  • Hamburg port policy set for change
  • Cyprus tonnage tax 'satisfies' EU
  • MDD seeks subsidy resumption
  • Heuer plans HHLA fruit take-over
  • Greek tanker catches fire
  • War risk hits Pakistan hardest
  • P&O gets Chennai go-ahead
  • Schröder raises CGT limits with EC
  • Thai ship owners brace themselves
  • Santos tariffs set to rise
  • Copper demand falls in 2001
  • Tugz challenges Canaveral monopoly
  • Sombre start to Maritime Cyprus
  • ITF targets Europe

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
  • FedEx sets stock buyback
    Following a similar move by UPS, the express provider will repurchase up to 5 million shares of its common stock.
  • Airline bailout includes insurance
    The government will provide interim war-risk insurance to U.S. airlines as part of a sweeping aid package.
  • Northwest hikes cargo charges
    The airline has raised its minimum domestic waybill charge, and eliminated forwarders' commissions.
  • Expanded Maine intermodal hub re-opens
  • UP, NS offer guaranteed LA-Atlanta intermodal
  • WTC Port Community Fund established
  • Bonner sworn in as Customs Commissioner
  • ITF plans global port protest
  • Hapag-Lloyd makes relief donation
  • Log-Net wins retail contract
  • Swissair cuts 3,000 jobs
  • Lenders OK CP Ships spin-off
  • Mariners, unions pledge relief support

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
SEPTEMBER 25, 2001
  • Les ports de l’UE pourraient connaître quelques perturbations ce mardi
    C’est le 10 ooctobre prochain que doit avoir lieu au sein de la commission Transport du parlement européen un vote sur le projet de directive sur les services portuaires. En fait, il s’agit pour ladite commission de remettre un avis qui sera alors soumis pour appréciation à la réunion plénière du parlement, ce qui devrait intervenir en novembre. A son tour le parlement formulera un avis à soumettre au conseil des ministres, ce qui devrait se situer début 2002 alors que l’UE sera sous présidence espagnole. Le processus prévoit également une deuxième lecture au parlement suivi d’un avis au Conseil des ministres avant mise en application. On sait que quelque 280 amendements ont été déposés qui vont évidemment alimenter la discussion. Néanmoins, le fait que le processus entre maintenant dans une phase plus cruciale incite certaines organisations syndicales européennes représentant les dockers à faire pression pour faire entendre leur point de vue et ce via une interruption de travail ce mardi, de 12 à 15 h.
  • Rhin d’Acier: a-t-on bien mesuré le coût des travaux à l’est de Roermond?
    Vendredi dernier, les ministres des Transports des Pays-Bas, de Belgique et d’Allemagne ont pris quelques “accords de travail” en vue d’arriver à une décision concernant la réactivation du Rhin d’Acier. Cette décision devrait tomber le 15 octobre prochain, lors du Conseil Transports. Il serait bon qu’entre-temps, on ait des indications sur le coût des travaux de déviation à hauteur de Roermond et de traversée des zones sensibles. Ce coût risque en effet d’être faramineux et d’être économiquement totalement injustifié.
  • Les Etats-membres ne pourront aider les compagnies aériennes qu’au niveau des assurances
    Réunis à Liège samedi dernier sous la présidence du ministre belge Didier Reynders, les ministres européens des Affaires économiques et des Finances ont décidé que les Etats-membres de l’UE ne pourront pas subventionner leurs compagnies aériennes en difficultés dans le but de compenser l’impact des attentats terroristes perpétrés aux Etats-Unis. S’ils le souhaitent, les Etats-membres sont toutefois autorisés à couvrir les risques de guerre et d’attentats terroristes via des garanties d’Etat pour des crédits et ce, pour une période d’un mois au moins. Les compagnies aériennes sont cependant tenues à payer une prime “raisonnable”.
  • L’armement Agaat met le troisième Olievinker en service
    L’armement Agaat va mettre une troisième unité de soutage en service dans le port d’Anvers dans une quinzaine de jours. Le “Olievinker III”, a été baptisé par Alexander Verdonck sur le chantier naval CASCO de Hemiksem, où la coque originaire de Russie sera achevée dans les jours à venir. Les travaux de finition ont débuté en mai dernier.

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 24, 2001
  • Repsol to break Peruvian bunker monopoly
    Repsol aims to introduce more competitive bunker prices at El Callao port.
  • Stelmar likely to pass on war risk insurance
    The extra insurance cost of $24 per day is to be passed on to ship charterers.
  • CP chief sees likely takeovers
    Only about half of the five soon-to-be Canadian Pacific spin-offs would be able to avoid takeovers.
  • Frontline takes a punt on Frontline
    Novel equity swap deal increases market volatility of top tanker owner.
  • Time-out called for Kvaerner crisis talks
    Trading in troubled Norwegian giant's shares still suspended as bosses try to secure future.
  • USCG refutes ban on seamen report
    Seamen from more than 20 countries are rumored to be banned from disembarking at US ports.
  • Voyage war rates begin to emerge
    Lloyd's premiums rise the further north in the Persian Gulf a tanker loads.
  • Houston shipping channel partially reopened
    An oil tanker spills 860 barrels of fuel oil after colliding with a towing vessel.
  • Star Cruises rejigs fleet plans
    Malaysian cruise line delays ship redeployment in the wake of US attacks.
  • New York authorities boarding all ships
    Inspection protocol at New York port is stricter than other US ports.
  • Ukraine creates new merged shipping company
    Government loans are to be provided to help kickstart operations with new ships.
  • Newport News bidding war drags on
    General Dynamics extends its offer for all Newport News shares while waiting for the government approval.
  • Smedvig wins $9m West Navion deal
    Another contract keeps drillship busy while it waits for a buyer.
  • Primorsk rakes in the rubles
    The Russian tanker owner boosted revenues and profits in the first half of 2001.
  • US consultancy eyes panamax LNG newbuildings
    IHI may find a taker for its SPB LNG design, if new plans in the making get off the drawing board.
  • Daewoo logs first monthly loss
    The end of the debt workout programme is beginning to bite for the Korean shipyard.
  • French and Irish warned over bad PSC record
    EU threatens legal action if the two countries don't improve the level of Port State Control inspections.
  • UK holds another nine in August
    Port state control inspectors in the UK added nine substandard ships to its detention list last month.
  • BP orders fourth US-built tanker
    Oil major extends order for US-built vessels to shift Alaskan crude.

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