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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 3, 2002
Shipping News
  • China invites foreign firms to bid for shipping LNG
    CHINA has invited proposals from foreign shipping and shipbuilding firms in the carriage of liquefied natural gas as it moves ahead with the first phase of its US$616 million LNG terminal project.
  • Tanker demand set to plunge to 10-year low
  • Japanese whaling ship told to leave Antarctic waters
  • Cosco launches Xiamen-Europe service via S'pore
Air and Land Transport
  • Former British Midland CEO hired to head Ansett
    JAMES Hogan, formerly chief executive officer of British Midland Airways Ltd, was hired as CEO of Ansett by an investment group that plans to revive the failed Australian airline as rival to Qantas Airways Ltd.
  • NY Airbus crash probe studies storm incident in 1987: report
  • Cathay pilots resume work-to- rule action
  • Canadian jet diverted after call
  • LOG Book
  • MOL revamps logistics units in Hong Kong
    MITSUI OSK Lines plans to integrate three logistics affiliates in Hong Kong from this month, continuing an industry trend to focus more closely on in-house brands.
  • Swiss firm to pick S'pore or HK as Asia hub
  • Emery Worldwide wound up

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 3, 2002
  • EC approves UK freight aid grant
  • Garlic case leads to storage contract warning
  • China to attract rail investment
  • HMM lowers risk surcharge
  • Portishead revisited 20 years on
  • Virgin in merger talks with DAT
  • US Airways urges for more Heathrow competition
  • Diaz-Rohr new CIO at Lufthansa Cargo

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 2, 2002
  • Euro distribution smooth operation
  • Naples Rail Traffic Increases
  • K Line and Yangming decrease capacity
  • New IJmuiden lock no solution for Amsterdam port

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 3, 2002
  • Talks with EU on greater textile market access soon
  • India clinches African orders for supply of 52,000 t. rice
  • Plan panel calls for vision on e-governance
  • Extend tax relief to containers acquisition : Fieo
  • Rules amended for manufacture, imports of new drugs
  • Exports charge up by 0.5 pc after months of decline
  • Govt defers 25 pc security of bond amount for export of excisable goods
  • Updated customs tariff system in force
  • Tyre makers seek relief from cess on imported rubber
  • Decide on FDI policy for retail sector soon: FAM
  • Essential Commodities Act in for change
  • New, expanded sugar units face excise duties in decontrolled regime
  • GDP growth moves up to 5.3 pc in second quarter
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures
  • Satyapal heads Handicrafts EPC
  • 'UP Calling' on Jan. 7 to focus on attracting investments
  • PDEXCIL to open own office in Erode

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 2, 2002
  • Crude up on cold weather in US and Europe
  • OPEC finally abandons gravity-defying $22-28 price band, for now
  • Crude average down 13-14% in 2001, ends year about 20% lower
  • Rotterdam morning market report
  • Crude oil ends year lower as analysts doubt efficiency of cuts

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 2, 2002
  • RailAmerica Inc sells Dakota railroad
  • Major investments at NS
  • CF and CP Rail joint venture
  • Intermodal volumes down in the US
  • CN: distribution center in Memphis
  • CN: InteliTrans
  • STB terminates UP/SP merger monitoring
  • Hanjin Logistics' InterBox
  • ICF relaunches Scandinavian Maritime Express
  • United Airlines Cargo

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 3, 2002
  • Cornish villagers flee Willy
    VILLAGERS were evacuated from their homes in Cornwall yesterday amid fears of explosion aboard the chemical tanker Willy after she ran aground in Cawsand Bay near Plymouth late on Tuesday night.
  • Bulk order boosts Bolero's Asia share
    ELECTRONIC trading platform has strengthened its position in Asia by signing up five Korean bulk carriers as part of an implementation package for steel major Pohang Steel (Posco).
  • Container shipping faces 'economic abyss'
    ROTTERDAM Municipal Port Management chairman Willem Scholten has warned that 2002 would be a difficult year, especially for the world's container ports, as 2001 throughput at the port declined.
  • ICS swallows owner lobby Censa
    BEGINNING the new year with a rationalisation in the number of shipowners' organisations, the Council of European and Japanese Shipowners' Associations has been subsumed into the International Chamber of Shipping, where it has become a newly formed Shipping Policy Committee.
  • Terror-struck Nisha docks in London
    THE ship at the centre of an international row sparked after she was stopped and boarded by British anti-terrorist forces in the English Channel last December finally docked at a Thames terminal yesterday.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 2, 2002
  • Outlook very unsettled, Fairplay
  • Argentine shipping holds its breath
  • Critical HK report held back
  • China Shipping buys coastal carrier
  • Ship blast risk: villagers evacuated
  • DCI signs MOU for Dubai project
  • India confirms sale of yards
  • Lines discount Indo-Pak tension
  • Fire ship towed to Bremerhaven
  • Afghan food shipments hit record
  • Gulf states back customs union
  • Sydney ferry incident downplayed
  • Dampier ore traffic to grow
  • Tanker runs aground off Plymouth
  • Maritrans loses compensation bid
  • Thai dredger dispute drags on
  • Lines launch Chinese THCs
  • Voters kill Texan super-port plan
  • Korea to pump $874M into ports
  • Melbourne shortlists four
  • Korean ship prices rise again
  • Two held in Caribbean licence fraud

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 2, 2002
  • U.S. air cargo off 14.4%
    Freight braked its free-fall with a mini-recovery in November.
  • Barge operator ACL misses interest payment
    American Commercial Lines postponed the $15.1 million payment while it negotiates a debt restructuring.
  • Exec: in "reorganization"
    The Web company has cut jobs but expanded its business in Asia, a senior executive said
  • Inchcape Shipping Services sells U.S. liner business
  • MSC offers Savannah service
  • Cathay Pacific pilots protest
  • Postal Service signs Consolidated Freightways for U.S. LTL
  • Zulunet names former DHL exec
  • XS, in agri-market deal
  • Amerijet emerges from Chapter 11
  • India, Pakistan ban overflights
  • Brazil railway hoping for '02 profits
  • Rotterdam boxes dip for second year in row

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JANUARY 3, 2002
  • Zeebrugge: CTO s’assure d’un bon démarrage en 2002
    Tout semble indiquer que l’entreprise de manutention portuaire zeebrugeoise CTO (Combined Terminal Operators) entame ce nouvel exercice 2002 dans les meilleures conditions. Non seulement elle récupère un important trafic de Renault, mais elle vient de s’assurer un nouveau service ferry pur fret sur Sheerness.
  • Airbus a vendu plus d’avions que Boeing en 2001
    Malgré les temps difficiles traversés par l’industrie aérienne, le constructeur européen Airbus est parvenu à vendre l’an dernier 367 nouveaux appareils. Cela représente 73 unités de plus que son concurrent américain Boeing, dont le compteur est resté bloqué à 294 unités. C’est la troisième fois de son histoire qu’Airbus vend plus d’appareils que Boeing.
  • SNCB: le deuxième contrat de gestion temporairement prorogé
    Le Moniteur belge du 29 décembre 2001 a publié un avis concernant le contrat de gestion entre la SNCB et l’Etat belge. Il est prorogé de plein droit jusqu’à l’entrée en vigueur d’un nouveau contrat. Et verra-t-on un jour le ministre Luc Van den Bossche à la tête de la SNCB? En tout cas pas avant les prochaines élections de juillet 2003, semble dire l’intéressé...
  • Anvers: reprise des travaux à la darse à marée le 29 mars?
    Si tout se déroule pour le mieux, le nouveau permis de construire qui doit permettre la relance des travaux à la darse à marée devrait être livré par le ministre de tutelle le 29 mars prochain. Entre-temps, un nouveau plan d’aménagement du territoire de la zone en question aura été concocté, le Conseil d’Etat allant annuler la dernière mouture corrigée.
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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 2, 2002
  • EU seeks vessel safety upgrade
    The European Union is proposing installation of "black boxes" on container ships.
  • Demolition totals top previous year's
    More large tankers found their way to the breakers beaches this year than in 2000.
  • CMA to honour Frank Tsao
    Tsao will be presented with CMA's Commodore Award for his leadership in the shipping industry.
  • CENSA merges into ICS
    The new ICS Shipping Policy Committee represents 40 national shipowners' associations.
  • NYSA ready for new beginning
    The New York Shipping Association will move to a new office in Metro Park, New Jersey.
  • ABS to remain in New Jersey
    Twenty-two New York employees have moved to Paramus, New Jersey, permanently.
  • Jacobs set to become Bidcorp
    UK ferry and port owner gets green light to raise $30m in funds and change name.
  • Borgestad sells off ship
    Norwegian chemical company is honing down its corporate focus via asset disposals.
  • Tampa master up for Australian accolade
    Arne Rinnan's steadfast position against government might has won him some of the popular vote.
  • Plans to free Willy delayed
    Risk of explosion as small tanker goes aground of UK south coast port.
  • Hudong-Zhonghua chases shipbuilding record
    One of China's key shipyards is aiming to hit a new high by building over 1m-dwt in one year.
  • Share issue delay hits CSG tanker reshuffle
    Delays in approval for new share issue force revision of tanker deal payment terms.
  • Sea Splendour blast claims third engineer
    Explosion aboard ULCC sold for demolition claims the life of one engineer and injures two.
  • Syria blacklists ships trading to Israel
    A Greek vessel and a Turkish ship have been barred from working in Syria under Arab League boycott.


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