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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 9, 2002
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  • Bulk carrier turned into floating concrete block
    AN Australian-registered bulk carrier at the centre of a bitter labour dispute was turned into a floating concrete block last week after water was mysteriously added to a hold containing cement mix.
  • Cyprus preparing report on Castor incident
  • QEII returns to New York to resume schedule
  • Manila may sell bonds to fund port upgrading
Air and Land Transport
  • American Airlines CEO backs decision to eject armed agent
    AMERICAN Airlines chief executive Don Carty says he backs a pilot's decision to remove an armed Arab-American Secret Service agent from a Christmas Day flight at the Baltimore-Washington International Airport.
  • KLM traffic down a smaller 8% in December
  • China pressing ahead with airline mergers
  • Qantas CEO to meet unions today on wage freeze
  • UK rail travellers face more strikes
  • Log Book

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 9, 2002
  • Cosco and An Shan team up
  • Exel acquires leading Asian/US logistics company
  • IPBCC to drop surcharge
  • Singapore authority takes steps to avoid contaminated bunkers
  • KLM December traffic shows signs of recovery
  • Chinese carrier to resume Middle Eastern service
  • Crossair gets funding aid
  • Mesa confirms new orders
  • BA adds Caribbean services for summer season

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Exel acquires United States Consolidation
  • Contract Exel from Saab and Roche
  • Top year for port of Amsterdam
  • 1.000 sacked at Nigeria Airways
  • Government helps Malaysia Airline Systems
  • New staff OT Africa Line
  • Menzies to apply 2 per cent insurance surcharge
  • Stolt-Nielsen with Jo Tankers between US Gulf and Asia
  • Astros to provide services to Philip Morris

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 9, 2002
  • MANSA to kick off Silver Jubilee celebrations with function today - Shipping Minister Vedprakash Goyal is the Chief Guest
  • World's largest air freighter makes commercial flight
  • N. Jamnadas completes one year of co-operation with Ahlers LMS
  • H C grants stay against transport workers' strike at MbPT
  • Soft interest rate regime to stay, says RBI head
  • Adani Exports inks LNG supply pact with IOC
  • 8 CII cells to hasten reforms, FDI flow
  • Panel of State Finance Ministers may postpone VAT deadline to October
  • India Investment Centres to be phased out
  • Govt may issue ordinance on sugar freight subsidy
  • SSI sector seeks 100 pc I-T relief for exports, higher excise exemption limit
  • Govt to stress on quality food for export boost
  • Finance Ministry tightens norms on ad hoc customs duty waivers
  • Afghanistan opening up to be business paradise, emphasises Special Envoy
  • UK now world's 4th largest economy - CBI Dir-Gen Dighy Jones
  • Argentina devalues peso by 29 pc

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Argentinean bunker suppliers concerned that emergency oil taxes might be introduced
  • Brazil bunker price update
  • Record day for IPE
  • 2001 - Record year for IPE
  • Polish ports and Klaipeda market today
  • Montevideo and Alpha Zone bunker market update
  • Russian price indications this week
  • Rotterdam opens steady to firm
  • Plaza Marine expands personnel & offices; adds new ports supplies

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 9, 2002
  • Register confirms Iraqi ownership of Karine A
    KARINE A - the cargoship at the centre of the Middle East gun-running crisis - is owned by an Iraqi national and not the Palestinian Authority, her register has officially confirmed.
  • P&O Princess snubs Carnival advances
    Reluctant bid target P&O Princess yesterday rejected fresh advances from Carnival Corp despite the clearest indication yet from the world's largest cruise operator that it is prepared to raise its offer for the UK rival.
  • Markel blasts 'poor and naive' Lloyd's
    AMERICAN capital is set to pile on pressure for huge reforms at Lloyd's as part of moves to tackle the "poor underwriting, naivety and broker strength" that it blames for massive losses, writes James Brewer.
  • New York port chief calls for tighter container security
    THE PORT Authority of New York and New Jersey is calling for international action on maritime security to ensure better protection of the whole cargo chain.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • UN blamed for tanker delay
  • Arrests demanded over licences
  • Jurong acquires Eisa shipyard
  • Efficiency gains underpin alliance
  • Benelux agencies consolidate
  • Total port security 'is impossible'
  • Great Lakes cruises rebound
  • US Navy to consider cruise ships
  • Regions to finance new French ferry
  • Stinnes plans replacement tonnage
  • Humber pilots strike to continue
  • Confusion surrounds arms freighter
  • Danube blocked by ice barrier
  • Kværner restructuring signed
  • Indian committee blocks tonnage tax
  • GAC acquires BenAir Malaysia
  • High seas bedevil Tasmanian cat
  • Respected Dissanayake heads SLPA
  • Paint solvents caused Nego tragedy
  • Egypt to get first LNG terminal

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • UPS, Teamsters slate early talks
    Both sides want to avoid a repeat of 1997's costly strike.
  • Trailer Bridge ends NY-Puerto Rico service
    The carrier will focus on its operations between San Juan and Jacksonville, Fla.
  • Broker sues over HMT refund deadline
    A class action suit charges Customs' deadline for Harbor Maintenance Tax refunds is unconstitutional.
  • Customs creates Trade Relations Office
  • Merck resigns from FMC
  • Cosco Logistics opens Beijing office
  • Mobile finishes initial improvement projects
  • SAS Cargo signs Europe trucking deal
  • McHugh Software names Jazwiec CEO
  • USCO Logistics gets Xerox contract

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JANUARY 9, 2002
  • Est-Ouest: la réduction de la capacité en slots aurait peu d’impact pour l’instant
    Si l’on croit le rapport trimestriel de ComPair Data Inc intitulé “World Liner Supply” la réduction totale de la capacité en slots containers sur les trois segments de trafics Est-Ouest aurait pour l’instant un impact marginal pour les armements concernés. En fait, ce point de vue ne nous surprend guère étant donné que cette réduction de capacité n’a réellement démarré qu’en novembre/décembre et que les restructurations des services auxquels procèdent des alliances et autres groupes d’armements ne prendront leur plein effet que dans le courant de ce premier trimestre.
  • SAS Cargo confie son camionnage international à Kim Johansen
    La division “fret” du transporteur aérien scandinave, SAS Cargo, a signé une lettre d’intention pour un nouveau contrat de cinq ans avec la société de transport routier Kim Johansen International Transport A/S. Celle-ci assurera les services de camionnage international de fret aérien, tant pour SAS Cargo que pour SAS Airline.
  • La navigation intérieure peu affectée par l’hiver rigoureux en Europe occidentale
    L’hiver rigoureux qui depuis quelques semaines déjà fait gémir l’Europe centrale et du Sud sous le froid, affecte également la navigation intérieure. En Allemagne, les autorités compétentes ont décidé le week-end dernier de fermer certaines voies navigables et notre pays doit également faire face à la formation de plaques de glace sur la Meuse à hauteur d’Anseremme et sur le Canal du Centre.
  • L’Inspection de la Navigation intérieure doit faire face à de nouveaux défis
    Les bateliers sont confrontés depuis deux ans à des contrôles sur le réseau fluvial belge suite à la création de l’Inspection de la Navigation intérieure en 1999. Ces contrôles se concentrent principalement sur les documents qui doivent être présents à bord des unités fluviales (voir LL du 08/01), mais ils seront étendus - tant au niveau du contenu que du groupe cible - à l’avenir. Sont entre autres visés: les unités des entrepreneurs de travaux hydrauliques ainsi que celles des autorités portuaires.

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 8, 2002
  • Carnival presses suit with P&O Princess
    P&O chief Lord Sterling (right) turns away Carnival boss Micky Arison.
  • Price cuts hit RCCL profit
    Bookings soar but discounted rates will hit yield by over 10%.
  • Airbus takes to the sea
    Louis Dreyfus and Leif Hoegh join forces to win ro-ro deal.
  • Troim takes charge at Northern Offshore
    But key Fredriksen executive keeps his tanker and LNG roles.
  • Kvaerner gets share issue greenlight
    Signing of inter-creditor agreement frees troubled Norwegian giant to start debt restructuring.
  • Six owners invited to Chinese LNG feast
    China's first LNG project team names foreign owners chosen to submit proposals for Guangdong project.
  • Samsun Corp boss arrested
    Korean shipowner's chairman in jail on charges of illegal handling of foreign cash.
  • Franco-British quits shipowning
    Another UK shipping company is setting sail for the history books.
  • Refloat plans afoot for stranded tanker
    The tanker Willy is no longer at risk of exploding but structurally it has sustained heavy damage.
  • Kim fuels concern over yen's weakness
    Korean leader is second senior government official to acknowledge exports may suffer due to weak yen.

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