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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2002
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  • Dock workers groups blast lines' lockout tactics
    ASIAN waterfront unions have joined their international counterparts in condemning shipping lines for the shutdown which crippled the US West Coast ports for 10 days, accusing their negotiators of using 'irresponsible and aggressive tactics' and hiding behind 'guaranteed White House intervention'.
  • Insurance for ships sailing to Yemen triples
  • Grounded ship closes NZ port
  • Consortium to launch 2 round- the-world services
  • India may sell stakes in Cochin, Hindustan yards
Air and Land Transport
  • Mid-East war biggest threat to airline recovery: Iata
    WAR in the Middle East poses the biggest threat to the recovery of the airline industry, still reeling from the effects of a global economic slowdown and the Sept 11 attacks on the United States, the International Air Transport Association said yesterday.
  • Iata calls for landing fee cuts at Narita airport
  • China to launch 3 revamped airline giants tomorrow
  • EU's common air traffic rules push to help manufacturers
  • DHL to buy 30% stake in Cathay's cargo unit
  • Shanghai bans kite flying in parks
  • LOG Book

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2002
  • US ports to resume operations after judge rules with Bush
  • China's largest ship launched
  • CMA-CGM transports 34pc more containers in first half
  • Canada Maritime to boost fleet
  • China Southern makes further LAX moves next month
  • Delta cost reduction to shave millions over two years
  • UPS joins C-TPAT programme

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • DHL stake in Cathay Pacific Cargo
    DHL Worldwide Express is to buy a 30 percent stake in Cathay Pacific Airways' cargo unit Air Hong Kong, the companies announced this morning.
  • Descartes helps British American Tobacco in Hungary
    On opening day of The Logistics Summit in Amsterdam, The Descartes Systems Group announced that British American Tobacco (BAT) is successfully using Descartes Routing and Scheduling to optimize its delivery operations throughout Hungary.
  • Expanded systems Inttra
    Integrated Export Systems and Inttra announced the completion of systems integration of the IES Forwarder 2002 suite of transportation software with Inttra's connectivity solution, Inttra-Link.
  • Unilever and Schenker expand partnership in Canada
    Unilever has awarded Schenker of Canada a long-term logistics services contract.
  • BA and Iberia launch code-sharing
    British Airways and Iberia are to start code-sharing on their main routes between London Heathrow and Madrid and Barcelona from the start of the winter schedule at the end of October.
  • FAA gives airlines 6 years to fix Boeing 737 rudders
    Owners of Boeing 737 planes, the world's most commonly used aircraft, have six years to install new rudder systems at a cost of about $360 million, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Washington ordered.
  • Judge orders end to ports lockout
    The federal US judge granted President Bush's request to end a 10-day-old lockout that had stopped work at 29 West Coast ports.

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2002
  • MOL envisages immense scope, consolidating presence in India - reaffirms commitment to the trade
  • Shell offers 3 a stake in Hazira LNG terminal project
  • Goyal dedicates CSL-built SCI's double-hull tanker to nation
  • India, Thailand may form joint FTZ
  • 1.6 m pieces of knitted shirts may be airlifted ahead of US embargo
  • No cribbing! Crabs clambering into export basket
  • Cochin Port Trust implements several measures to reduce costs
  • CSL earns Rs 16.4 crore profit; to build vessel for Abu Dhabi co
  • CoPT moots alternative to Vallarpadam
  • Dattaraju returns to VPT as Traffic Manager
  • HPCL, FedEx sign pact on 100 Club HP outlets in 8 cities
  • Firming rupee nets corporates a forex bonanza
  • IMC felicitates Goa Chief Minister

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • Good avails return to Panama
  • From famine to feast in Montreal?
  • Daily Bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents
  • Iraq crude exports up
  • DOE vs API: Bigger crude draw, smaller products cushion
  • Domestic thirst continues to cripple bunker avails in Japan
  • Istanbul: Buyers watch and wait
  • Delays in Las Palmas
  • All clear in busy Gibraltar
  • US crude stocks at 2 decade low, product stocks still fine
  • Piraeus prices dropping - again
  • Saudi posted prices fall

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • Bush stops strike in U.S. Pacific ports
  • KLM: sales figures unchanged
  • Austrian Airlines rejuvenates its fleet
  • Wacker Chemical Group awards UK distribution contract to DFDS Transport
  • Major Expansion for Oman Air
  • Unilever and Schenker expand partnership in Canada
  • Kuehne & Nagel to join Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)
  • New cold store on Maasvlakte
  • CaroTrans upgrades on-line sailing schedule

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • Kvaerner Masa-Yards extends deadline for Color Line order
    Color Line AS of Norway and Kvaerner Masa-Yards have agreed to extend the validity of a letter of intent signed in July 2002.
  • Judge orders Pacific ports back to work
    U.S. West Coast ports will reopen today. A federal court yesterday granted a temporary restraining order forcing an end to the lockout imposed by the Pacific Maritime Association.
  • Princess updates profits forecast
    With FTC clearance of merger offers from both Royal Caribbean and Carnival, P&O Princess Cruises has updated its 2002 profit forecast

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • Court order puts ports to work during 80-day 'cooling-off period'
  • Port of Portland commissioners vote on Toyota lease today
  • Big Sky Airlines selling bulk tickets to Olympia
  • Matson increasing fuel surcharge in response to rising oil prices
  • Port of Vancouver, USA earns two AAPA awards

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2002
  • Pictures of Limburg blast hole support bomb theory
    THE first clear photographs of the hole that was ripped into the side of CMB's tanker, the Limburg, by a mystery explosion on Sunday support claims by the crew that the ship was the subject of a terrorist attack.
  • Yemen accepts IMO clean-up aid
    YEMEN has accepted an offer of assistance from the International Maritime Organisation after the explosion on board Euronav VLCC Limburg on Sunday, writes David Osler.
  • Fredriksen in the pink as Frontline shares buy pays off
    Frontline's shares jumped 19% yesterday on the back of improving VLCC rates and analyst buy signals, writes Tony Gray .
  • Ships move as US dockers return but it is hardly business as usual
    SHIPS are still loading containers in Asia and shippers are breathing a sigh of relief as the US west coast dockers return to work.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • South Africa seeks GM grain gain
  • Ottawa 'should fund Seaway'
  • Safety issues still plague USWC
  • US faces war supply challenge
  • Budget hitch upsets Color order
  • T&E mops up ESCO minority
  • Role of regulations downgraded
  • Romanians seek ministerial help
  • NZ insurers seek rustbucket ban
  • Russians battle over shipyard
  • Vlissingen box terminal goes ahead
  • ISMA warns manpower 'cowboys'
  • West Coast dockers return today
  • V.Ships builds up Fujairah presence
  • CMA CGM suffers first half slump
  • Jessica spill lawyers want more
  • P&O ferry redundancies shake ports
  • Singapore ready for USWC pile-up
  • Ro-ros to spark Canaries battle
  • Limburg investigation begins
  • Philippines tightens port security
  • Giant Qingdao yard progressing
  • Bulker grounded off Bluff Harbour

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • Cargo will move again, but how fast?
    West Coast ports are slated to re-open today, but equipment and labor issues could make for slow going.
  • Lines halt bookings on box concerns
    Carriers fear equipment shortages will strain system to its limit.
  • DHL acquires share of Cathay Pacific air cargo unit
  • NOL says shutdown cost $9-10M
  • Atlas, Polar add 60 extra flights
  • ANZDL adds Australia-U.S. East Coast direct calls
  • Dole loses bid to free shipments
  • China Southern adds LA-China flight
  • Stolt-Nielsen offshore hits results
  • FedEx launches India initiative

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
OCTOBER 10, 2002
  • Bush à rouvert les ports de la côte ouest
    Finalement le président Bush a demandé à un tribunal fédéral d’appliquer la loi Taft-Hartley par laquelle il est mis fin au lock-out des terminaux, tandis que les dockers de l’ILWU sont réquisitionnés pendant une période de 80 jours, délai qu’ils devront mettre à profit pour négocier une nouvelle convention collective avec le patronat. Au prix de 2 mia. de dollars jour, le président américain a considéré qu’après 10 jours de paralysie des ports, et sans espoir d’un règlement rapide du conflit, il était temps d’agir pour préserver l’économie nationale.
  • F.S. Mackenzie cherche à nouer un partenariat avec un expéditeur belge
    L’entreprise d’expédition britannique F.S. Mackenzie aimerait conclure un partenariat avec un ou plusieurs expéditeurs belges qui ont des cargaisons pour le RU. L’entreprise veut ainsi remplir ses semi-remorques qui retournent vers la Grande-Bretagne. A cet effet, F.S. Mackenzie mise principalement sur de grands volumes qui ne sont pas ‘time sensitive’.
  • Le projet pilote Smart & Secure Trade Lanes lancé chez Hesse Noord Natie
    Le volet anversois du programme SST (Smart & Secure Trade Lanes, voir LL 03/03/02) peut démarrer. Hesse Noord Natie a en effet conclu un contrat avec Savi, le fournisseur américain de la technologie de sécurisation qui doit soutenir le programme. Selon Rupert Deger, le directeur de la division européenne récemment créée de Savi, un programme pilote sera maintenant lancé, dont les premiers résultats sont attendus pour le début de l’année prochaine.

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2002
  • ITF targeting Asian shipowners
    The International Transport Workers' Federation began Asia Week of Action campaign on Monday.
  • Yemen frustrates moves to board Limburg
    Body of missing seafarer from VLCC found and identified.
  • Sayer lands broking brief
    Maritime lawyer Richard Sayer is the new chairman of London shipbroker Galbraith's.
  • Bangladesh breakers pay top dollar for ULCC
    Bids open for lone Brazilian-controlled VLCC in tonnage-hungry demolition market.
  • Color Line extends LOI with Masa-Yards
    Norwegian budget proposals cause owner to hang fire on $294m newbuilding.
  • Cochin yard may be sold
    India's Disinvestment Commission recommends sale of Cochin and Hindustan shipbuilders.
  • Dubai Shipping tanker held in Hong Kong
    Port state inspectors found Gulf Nomad had deficient firefighting equipment.
  • NOL faces five-week US backlog
    Singapore owner prepares to work around the clock to unload boxships at west coast ports.
  • Dynacom tanker detained as cargo arrested
    Tanker held in Miri over dispute with Ceylon Petroleum Corp.
  • Experts prepare to board Limburg
    Technical staff hope to inspect VLCC damage later today.
  • Harren aims to hook tanker business
    Ship manager's joint venture with Tschudi & Eitzen targets German tanker market.
  • Precious continues to buy back debt
    Thai owner comes to aid of lender that helped it out of tight corner two years ago.
  • US port lockout ends
    Union staff to return to work at 1800 hours local time on Wednesday after Bush invokes Taft-Hartley act.

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