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15 September 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 22:36 GMT+2



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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
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  • Analysts see NOL sailing deeper into the red
    SINGAPORE-listed Neptune Orient Lines appears headed into even rougher waters with analysts revising their 2001 full-year earnings forecasts downwards.
  • Chittagong cracks down on crime in port
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  • Carriers oppose Narita plan to raise charges
    JAPAN Airlines and other carriers operating from Tokyo's international airport at Narita are resisting the state corporation's plan to raise landing fees, already the world's highest.
  • KLM, BA may wrap up code-share deal this week
  • Thai Airways bans FEER
  • EasyJet seeking to buy up to 75 aircraft
  • Canada 3000 ex-president wants to revive the airline
  • China Southern resumes Middle East route
  • Satellite landing system planned at US airport

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • IRA lowers surcharge
  • Shanghai sees record throughput
  • New affiliate boosts U-Freight's Chinese network
  • EMTA charges to be reduced in face of lowered bunker costs
  • Hainan link to carry cargo
  • United suspends fuel surcharge, adjusts rates
  • British Airways traffic figures reflect slow recovery
  • Swissair off to good start

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • 'BA-KLM code-sharing in Middle East'
  • Marginal gains from liners' capacity cuts
  • Maersk Sealand orders up to 10,000 Teu ships
  • Eva order for Menzies
  • Dragonair takes Dutch sales in-house
  • PSA-chief to become Singapore's Trade Advisor for China

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • British say cheers to spice-laced chai
  • Surat diamond merchants set up shop in China
  • Indian steel producers may settle for quotas on exports to US
  • Capt. Balendu Tewari takes over as KPT Secretary
  • JNPT levies penal interest on Port users
  • New express cargo service in Kerala
  • Air Sahara offers online facility for tickets
  • Forex reserves up by $ 175 million to $ 48,012 million
  • Finance Ministry may lower corporate tax rate for foreign companies
  • Study sees Japan as vast spices market
  • New STC rubber purchase, supply scheme approved
  • Finance Ministry sees 6 pc GDP growth in 2001-02
  • Modern textile processors seek financial aid package
  • Working group sees little scope for lowering depreciation rates
  • Forex reserves up by $ 33 m
  • CEOs vote for corporate tax reduction, MAT removal
  • Inflation dips to 2.21 pc
  • Sinha may continue with DEPB scheme in new Exim Policy
  • Blair vows to help dismantle trade barriers
  • Saarc agrees to deadline on free trade plan draft
  • EMI's advanced course in forex & finance from January 19
  • 'India Calling' conference begins today

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • New year, new legislation for Singapore's troubled bunker market
  • ExxonMobil returns to Gibraltar market
  • Iraqi crude exports slow down on surcharge dispute
  • Arab Gulf prices moderately higher backed by cargo market and good early demand
  • The MPA views reports of alleged contaminated bunkers supplied in Singapore seriously
  • Korea opens week flat on good availability outlook
  • Singapore bunker market fails to follow firmer crude/cargo trend on weak demand
  • ARA market firm this morning

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Roadway Express launches Roadway Air
  • Arbitration ECT-CSX
  • RMPM indirect in VT
  • Maersk gains full control
  • Locomotives acts
  • Five sailings Hengelo-Rotterdam
  • Shell and Vopak build truck loading station
  • Bilk without European partners
  • Construction of multicore pipeline system to start
  • ExxonMobil returns to Gibraltar market

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • Israel seizes terror weapons ship
    Israeli forces have seized control over a ship sailing in international waters whose cargo contained long range rockets that could have been used to launch attacks against Israeli cities.
  • Northrop Grumman unit takes Sperry Marine name
    Northrop Grumman Corporation's marine systems business unit, headquartered in Charlottesville, Va., has been renamed Sperry Marine
  • ExxonMobil returns to Gibraltar
    ExxonMobil Marine Fuels has re-entered the Gibraltar bunker supply market.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • Mike Thorne named head of Washington State Ferries
  • Washington port association supports Corps' Columbia Channel findings
  • New Propeller Club president will speak to Seattle members
  • Cooperative Vessel Traffic Service monitors tug with steering problems
  • Mount Vernon 'dry' marina now offering on-shore boat storage

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The East Africanweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Kenyan Seamen Want Labour Laws Changed
  • Safety Lessons for Lake Passengers

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Jo Tankers joins forces with rival Stolt-Neilsen for US Gulf/Asia service
    DUTCH chemical tanker independent Jo Tankers and Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group, a subsidiary of Stolt-Nielsen SA, have announced a combined service agreement for the US Gulf to Asia trade, in a move which brings two of the world's largest chemical tanker competitors together.
  • Argentina crisis set to trigger freight bonanza
    THE devaluation of the Argentine peso will provide grain shipping specialists with a freight rate bonanza for shipments from the crisis-torn South American country.
  • Karine A arms cargo destined for Palestinians says captured master
    Weight was added yesterday to Israeli claims that the Palestinian Authority was behind a weapons haul found aboard the Tonga-registered Karine A as both the Lebanese government and the ship's master claimed it was the intended recipient of the arms.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • Tugz launches Everglades rival
  • Senate sets port security hearings
  • High speed ferries for New York
  • Damaged Traveller towed to Bremen
  • SCI sale moves closer
  • Superfast gear problems continue
  • Chemical carriers team up
  • Gothenburg's Nygren steps down
  • Hamburg to join Wilhelmshaven team
  • Kobe slashes berth rent charges
  • RCCL shares bullish in Oslo
  • FEFC removes Suez surcharge
  • Philippines reconsiders German loan
  • Bangladesh yard blast kills three
  • Shanghai volumes surge
  • Stinnes now under Prescher
  • Israel seizes freighter in Red Sea raid
  • Crew safe after ship capsize

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • Port of Amsterdam sees record year
    The Amsterdam Port Authority said cargo volume increased 5% to 67 million tons in 2001, another record.
  • Consider customer service, 3PLs: Report
    A new report urges senior level logistics executives to concentrate on automating processes which will directly improve their customer service, and consider third party logistics firms as viable technology providers.
  • British Airways, KLM in co-op plan
    The airlines will coordinate their passenger and cargo services on key parts of their global networks.
  • Boxes off at Port of Montreal in '01
  • Exel signs 10-year contract with Saab
  • Stolt-Nielsen allies with Jo Tankers
  • Danzas sees Brazil growth
  • China airport gets customs upgrade
  • Exel buys U.S. Consol
  • Updated schedule of port security hearings
  • Menzies adds war-risk surcharge
  • Censa is merged into ICS committee

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Exel reprend l’entreprise de groupage USCL
    Le prestataire de services logistiques Exel commence l’année en force. Il vient de reprendre les activités et biens de l’entreprise de groupage américaine United States Consolidation Limited (USCL) et décrocher un important contrat avec le constructeur automobile Saab. Exel a également renouvelé son accord avec le géant de la pharmacie Roche.
  • Amorce de redressement dans le secteur aérien?
    Le secteur aérien ne s’est toujours pas remis des attentats du 11 septembre. Les chiffres de trafic de décembre 2001 semblent toutefois indiquer un début de reprise, selon la presse économique internationale. L’optimisme plus que mitigé provient principalement de la constatation que la baisse du trafic a été moins importante en décembre qu’au cours des mois précédents.
  • Ostende: Ferryways et Searoad Stevedores ont le vent en poupe
    Le port d’Ostende a très bien marché l’année dernière. On peut même dire qu’il a présenté dans certains secteurs les taux de croissance les plus élevés des ports belges, à savoir + 12,6% pour l’ensemble du trafic marchandises et + 37% dans le domaine plus particulier des trafics ro/ro. Ces performances résultent de la conjugaison de plusieurs facteurs, à savoir la mise en service de nouvelles infrastructures et par conséquent, la venue de nouvelles entreprises génératrices de trafics. L’armement Ferryways et sa société soeur Searoad Stevedores, qui exploite le nouveau terminal du Zeewezendok, devenu polyvalent ro/ro-lo/lo, figurent en tant qu’animateurs principaux de ce renouveau que connaît ce port côtier belge.
  • L’Inspection de la Navigation intérieure emprunte des voiesnouvelles
    La loi du 3 mai 1999 a sensiblement modifié la vie du batelier opérant sur les voies d’eau belges. Les autorités belges ont dès cet instant inspecté les unités fluviales belges et étrangères empruntant les voies d’eau nationales. Après près de deux ans d’activité, une certaine routine s’est installée. “En général, nous constatons que les bateliers souhaitent respecter la législation concernée”, précise l’inspecteur en chef Guido Lannoy. “De nombreux bateliers nous demandent comment satisfaire à toutes les prescriptions de la nouvelle législation et coopèrent volontairement aux contrôles. Ils exigent toutefois que le concurrent soit traité sur un même pied à la jetée suivante”. Il s’est toutefois avéré l’année dernière que nombre de bateliers ne disposent pas des documents requis.

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 7, 2002
  • Carnival turns guns on RCCL
    P&O Princess shareholders urged to defer EGM as biggest cruise line attacks deal with "weak" partner.
  • Cosco to list Guangzhou unit
    Chinese shipping giant in search of domestic funds to expand mainland company.
  • Moller to reveal more?
    Danish shipping giant poised to open up books, but only slightly, and not yet.
  • Jo Tankers links with Stolt-Nielsen
    Top chemical carriers seek big savings from co-operation in US Gulf to Asia trade.
  • SEC probes ACLN
    Embattled car carrier to co-operate with investigation but fight class actions.
  • Port state control nets Klaveness bulker
    Port state control inspectors in the Paris MOU states pulled in 144 ships during November.
  • Gas-free restrictions eased for India
    Indian breakers set to compete on tanker tonnage in 2002 in anticipated demolition flood.
  • Kvaerner pushes back share issue
    Cash strapped Norwegian group delays by days as creditors take time to ensure watertight arrangement.
  • HHI sees income rising in 2002
    Korean yard Hyundai expects higher margin vessels to bring in cash this year, after dismal 2001 performance.
  • Asian shipping equities fall 25% in 2001
    The past year will be one investors will wish to forget after $13bn was wiped off the value of stocks.
  • OECD warns of 'proliferation of disputes'
    Poor industry prospects may tempt governments to increase subsidies, sparking further shipbuilding clashes.
  • Israeli commandos seize weapons ship
    Military forces from the Jewish state seize 50 tonnes of weapons after boarding a ship in the Red Sea.
  • Teekay dividend remains unchanged
    Aframax tanker giant maintains same quarterly dividend despite market uncertainty.

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