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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2002
Shipping News
  • Human error behind loss of S'pore-flagged tanker
    JUDGEMENT errors by the master and chief officer were linked to the explosion and sinking of the Singapore-flagged super-tanker, MT Heng San, last year which claimed the lives of four seafarers, according to the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore .
  • Dock union leaders storm out of talks
  • Fire hits P&O liner at Japan shipyard
  • M'sian-flagged ships held in Indonesia
Air and Land Transport
  • US House panel votes on relief help for airlines
    A US House panel was due to vote yesterday on providing the hard-hit airline industry with some financial relief, while a Senate committee will question Delta Air Lines chief executive Leo Mullin on the sector's troubles.
  • Canada's CAE expects lower fiscal '03 earnings
  • Indian Airlines cuts fares again
  • Vietnam airport's second runway to be ready next year
  • LOT plans to buy 10 new planes, sees better profits
  • Log Book

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2002
  • JICT picks up nine cranes
  • Albert Zeitler made head of ABX Logistics overseas
  • New SGEX service
  • Senator Lines makes cuts
  • Continental's September system wide load factor hits
  • SAS takes delivery of first Airbus A330-300
  • ExpressJet RPMs up 58pc in September

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • Crisis at US West Coast ports
    On the US West Coast hundreds of millions of dollars worth of goods - mostly from Asia - lie stranded on container ships unable to enter ports paralysed by the ongoing labour dispute.
  • Netherlands clear leader in European inland shipping
    Dutch inland shippers account for 36 per cent of all inland-shipping in the EU.
  • Lufthansa to expand winter flights
    Lufthansa is expanding capacity in its coming winter schedule by 13 per cent, despite the continuing weakness in the air travel market.
  • Hong Kong Express Cargo Terminal to DHL
    Hong Kong's Airport Authority (AA) and air express leader, DHL International (Hong Kong) Ltd. (DHL), announced today that they have entered into a franchise agreement for the development, construction and operation of a dedicated Express Cargo Terminal (ECT) at Hong Kong International Airport (HKIA).
  • Railroads: marine container embargo
    The Association of American Railroads issued an embargo on all marine container traffic to California, Oregon and Washington port terminals, due to the recent dispute between the ILWU and the Pacific Maritime Association.

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2002
  • Shipping Ministry clears establishment of maritime university
  • LCL Group starts LA/Caribbean service ex-India via Miami - ...appointed exclusive partners of Econocaribe Consolidators
  • Exporters to hit the African safari trail soon
  • Exporters find imported teas cheaper despite paying 100 pc duty!
  • India, Mauritius sign MoU for ties in telecom, postal sectors
  • Indo-German trade grows 4 pc in Jan.-June 2002
  • 13.37 pc rise in exports during April-August 2002
  • JNPT Board opts for BOT route to develop box terminal - Conversion of BT into CT
  • It's official now: Bongirwar is new TAMP chief
  • Concor's RCT-Vadodara handles record 1,018 TEUs in Sept.
  • CEOs hopeful of double-digit growth during this fiscal, says CII Survey
  • Foreign investors forming JVs can get tax liability details in advance
  • Forex reserves touch $ 62.521 bn
  • GDP grows by 6 per cent in first quarter of 2002-03
  • Govt sets aside Rs 1 cr. subsidy for seafood quality testing kits
  • RBI extends special export package for one year
  • CII, Iran's FTZs officials' interactive meet today
  • Talks on 'Financial Options for SMEs' tomorrow
  • President Mark Fernandes lists BCHAA's achievements in 2001-02 at AGM - The Bombay Custom House Agents' Association

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • Bominflot personnel announcement
  • Africa: weekly market report from GAC
  • DOE confirms crude draw but show build in product stocks
  • Daily Bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents
  • New bunker vessel to meet strong 380cst demand in Jeddah
  • Oman resupply expected next week
  • Saudi Arabia: Short term limited avails, moderate price changes
  • Istanbul: 'crowded and busy'
  • IFOs hold steady in St. Petersburg
  • Iraqi crude exports down again
  • Another aframax aground in Maracaibo
  • Two weeks to go for Tokyo
  • Prices soften as demand trails off in Tallinn
  • Operations running smoothly in the Great Belt
  • Slow but dependable Hong Kong
  • Smiley faces all round in Piraeus
  • Spanish oilcos buy Iraqi crude
  • Crude at new high after APIs show increasing US crude deficit

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • Austrian Airlines: more flights to Libya
  • Cathay Pacific extends its schedule
  • Vietnam Airlines and Ukraine International Airlines appoint Tristar as their agent in Switzerland
  • Manhattan Associates reports rising turnover in operations outside USA
  • Gefco establishes foothold in South West Germany
  • GLS: a new brand is born
  • ECU-line to Mersin
  • Association of American Railroads issues marine container embargo for West Coast Ports
  • Roadway's net income falls
  • TACA to introduce Panama Canal Transit Charge

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • Kurz elected Seabulk chairman
    Board changes follow massive new investment in carrier
  • Austal cats head for Hong Kong
    Australian builder reasserts presence in Hong Kong fast ferry market
  • Navy contracts for Tidewater repairers
    Major awards for Norshipco, Metro and Colonna's
  • Port talks break down
    Bush: "We're closely monitoring it."

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • Union reps walk out of meeting claiming PMA brought 'armed thugs'
  • Railroad group places embargo on containers headed to West Coast ports
  • Hanjin adds new 5,500 TEU ship to Pacific Southwest Pendulum run
  • Air China Cargo will begin service to Portland October 27
  • Coast Guard celebrates anniversary of oldest cutter

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2002
  • P&O cruiseship gutted in Nagasaki yard fire
    A DEVASTATING fire that raged for 19 hours has gutted a P&O Princess Cruises luxury cruisehip worth more than $300m.
  • Insurers await feared $260m Diamond Princess claims
    A TOTAL bill of at least $260m would hit insurance carriers if the Diamond Princess was deemed a total loss, writes James Brewer .
  • Italy to join box port initiative this month
    AN AGREEMENT bringing Italy into the US Container Security Initiative is expected to be signed by the middle of this month, according to the president of the Association of Italian ports.
  • UK government dithers over US CSI
    UK EXPORTERS and terminal operators are pressing the government to sign the US Container Security Initiative amid concern that the European Commission may be lobbying against a bilateral agreement, writes Janet Porter.
  • Russia set to escape flag blacklist
    THE port state detention rate of the Russian-flagged fleet could trigger its removal from the Paris Memorandum black list by next year, writes Aline de Bievre.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • Maersk considers loading options
  • Maersk assesses Asia box suspension
  • Cruise capacity growth will slip
  • Miami River crackdown scores again
  • Fairplay uncovers Al Najat scam
  • Compromise reached in Peru dispute
  • Dutch jostle for cruise calls
  • Ministers go after Senegal tragedy
  • 'Armed thugs' end USWC mediation
  • Canada leans towards chartering
  • Russian majors to re-unite
  • Maritime 'Tokyo Treaty' needed
  • Asian carriers bid to raise rates
  • Mombasa plans for IT solutions
  • Brazil retains cruise stipulations
  • Deaths lead to sheep export ban
  • War surcharge withdrawn
  • ITF targets Baltic operators
  • Rail concessions ease congestion
  • Anger over box ship favouritism
  • Australian tax blow for operators
  • Trawler watchkeeping blamed
  • Malta praised for higher standards
  • Hanjin Heavy to raise $50M
  • Diamond fire now extinguished
  • Japanese yards consolidate

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • ILWU, mediator meet on new talks
    The longshore union is mulling a federal mediator's request to get both sides back to the bargaining table Thursday.
  • Gulf ports close ahead of Hurricane Lili
  • Importers urge White House to end lock-out
  • Big shippers in good shape, for now
  • Northwest sees strong demand for extra flights
  • Arkansas Rep. urges resumption of port talks
  • Bush 'monitoring' West Coast
  • IATA delays new rate formula
  • No rush to air freight - yet

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
OCTOBER 3, 2002
  • Retour à Anvers du service AES1 de K Line/Yang Ming
    Nous l’avions laissé sous-entendre récemment. La nouvelle vient d’être confirmée par Yang Ming à la délégation anversoise actuellement à Taiwan dans le cadre de la tournée d’une importante mission économique belge: le service hebdomadaire Europe-Asie AES 1 (Asia Express Service), qui avait été transféré vers la mi-août pour des raisons d’ordre technique d’Anvers à Rotterdam chez Hanno-Uniport, reviendra en direct à l’un des terminaux à marée de la Hesse Noord Natie dès le 22 novembre prochain. C’est le m/v “Akinada Bridge” qui officialisera ce retour.
  • Mobilisation des transporteurs français face au déclin de leurs parts de marché
    Sur la scène du transport routier européen, le pavillon français se porte mal. La compétitivité des transporteurs hexagonaux ne cesse de s’éroder, au point qu’en transport international, leur part de marché a régressé de 8 points en cinq ans, de 54 % en 1996 à 46% l’année passée. En cause: le manque d’harmonisation au niveau européen et la prolifération de contraintes réglementaires franco-françaises. Tant la FNTR, qui tenait son Congrès ces-jours-ci à Paris, que l’AFTRI tirent la sonnette d’alarme.
  • USA/côte Ouest: les armements de ligne commencent à payer un lourd tribut
    La fermeture totale des ports de la côte ouest des Etats-Unis en était mercredi dernier à son quatrième jour et çà et là dans les divers milieux économiques américains et asiatiques inquiétudes et tensions commençaient à prendre certaines proportions, devant les conséquences catastrophiques que pourraient avoir un prolongement de la situation. Des voix commencent à s’élever pour réclamer une intervention de l’administration Bush, qui semblent fonder quelque espoir dans l’intervention d’un médiateur fédéral neutre. Une réunion devait avoir lieu ce mercredi, mais on en attendait rien de spectaculaire dans l’immédiat étant donné qu’un climat de méfiance s’est installé entre les parties concernées. Pour l’instant l’administration Bush, tout en manifestant une sérieuse inquiétude, fait preuve de prudence et de réserve. L’affaire est particulièrement délicate, car il ne faut pas perdre de vue que le déroulement de ce conflit peut avoir des répercussions considérables sur les futures négociations qui devront intervenir sur la côte est en 2004.

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2002
  • "Large" part of cruiseship destroyed
    Fire at Mitsubishi yard in Japan damages at least nine decks of passenger spaces aboard P&O Princess's Diamond Princess.
  • Panama mulls canal widening plan
    A new set of larger canal locks is needed to accommodate post-panamax vessels.
  • ITF urges containership owners to end lockout
    Maersk, APL, NYK Lines and Hanjin have representatives in Pacific Maritime Association's board.
  • Sonatrach orders LPG carriers
    Algerian owner cements link with Kawasaki Heavy Industries on gas carrier newbuildings.
  • Caspian Shipping talks to two yards
    Krasnoye Sormovo and Volgograd shipyards have won a tanker tender from Azerbaijan owner.
  • Saaremaa's ferry routes up for grabs
    Estonian owner's state-sponsored Baltic islands service will be put to tender.
  • Bergesen sheds another 1970s-built VLCC
    Norwegian owner confirms Berge Chief sale for Jordanian storage project.
  • WG&A plans corporate facelift
    Philippine ferry owner wants to lose the W and the G after Aboitiz buyout.
  • Oman government tenders for LNG ships
    Gulf state wants bigger play in vessel ownership as exports rise.
  • Crew evacuated from Hual ship
    Car carrier stable but remains grounded as typhoon abates off Japan.
  • P&O Princess newbuilding damaged by fire
    Diamond Princess suffers "significant damage" at Mitsubishi yard as smoke still pours from upper passenger spaces.
  • PDV tanker aground Venezuelan port
    Lake Maracaibo shipping traffic disrupted by stranded aframax in Puerto Miranda channel.
  • China Merchants ploughs cash into Mawan
    The Chinese ports and shipping group is stepping up operations at Shenzhen facility.
  • Senator Lines set to scale back
    Low rates and trade imbalances force German boxship operator to cut Pacific and Atlantic routes.
  • US ports dispute creates 125 boxship backlog
    Over 500,000-teu are already reported to be caught up in the three-day-old dispute.
  • Le Joola tragedy prompts ministerial resignations
    Two Senegalese ministers have quit following the deaths of nearly 1,000 people aboard the capsized ferry.




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