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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
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  • NOL tanker unit enters long-haul transport sector
    AMERICAN Eagle Tankers, the tanker division of Neptune Orient Lines , christened its first supertanker on Friday, signalling its entry into the long-haul oil transportation business amid depressed charter rates.
  • P&O Princess again backs Royal Caribbean merger
  • Cosco share sale plan delayed by Sept attacks
  • Ship sinks in Red Sea, crew missing
  • War risk charges cut
Air and Land Transport
  • FAA orders installation of new cockpit doors
    US airlines were ordered on Friday to install new cockpit doors to prevent intrusion and resist certain gunfire and explosives on more than 6,000 commercial aircraft.
  • Air travel to fall 10% in 2002
  • BAA, Fraport passenger data shows demand is recovering
  • Air Afrique members agree to wind up airline
  • Bomb scare at Brussels airport
  • EVA Air to add 70 flights this week

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Stage set for THC showdown
  • MOL identifies with America
  • Stage set for THC showdown
  • Shipping conferences reduce extra risk insurance surcharges
  • DHL expands Hong Kong Express Logistics Centre
  • BMI to launch no frills airline
  • China Post in the black

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 11, 2002
  • New Asia-US East Coast service
  • Slow recovery British airports traffic
  • Test for Swiss airline plan
  • 'Airports not secure'
  • BA to cut European flights
  • Flight cut Varig
  • New online magazine AirlineMonitorWeekly.com

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • SCI signs tankers acquisition deal with DSME
  • Govt invites initial bids for SCI sell-off
  • MANSA's Silver Jubilee year celebrations take off on a grand scale with record turnout
  • Capexil preparing multi-product export strategy
  • Vast market potential in China seen
  • 33-40pc growth in software exports in 2001-02 seen
  • Synthetic textile exporters switch focus on US, sub-Saharan region markets
  • Govt earmarks Rs 6,000 crore for Major Ports upgradation
  • 14 firms submit EoIs for redevelopment of JNPT Bulk Terminal
  • Customs chief assures exporters of quick clearances
  • Top hardware associations form Joint Council
  • FOREIGN TRADE ANALYSIS: CURRENT POLICY & PROCEDURES
  • CMAI to hold Garment Fair in city from Feb. 7

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 11, 2002
  • Russia opens the floodgates for fuel oil exports
  • Venezuela asks oil companies to cut production
  • Singapore fuel oil prices begin rebound on less bearish outlook
  • ARA morning market indications
  • Vancouver quiet despite softer prices
  • Seattle follows LA down amid healthy avails
  • US West Coast prices down $20 in just 2 days on improved avails

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 11, 2002
  • Sea Marshal escort for LNG ship
    Armed U.S. Coast Guard members escorted the LNG carrier Polar Eagle into Nikiski, Alaska, Wednesday, as part of the Coast Guard's Sea Marshal program.
  • Kvaerner takes shipbuilding back into the fold
    Shipbuilding is no longer a wretched step-child within the Kvaerner Group organizational structure.
  • BV approves new LNG containment concept
    Classification society Bureau Veritas has awarded concept approval to CS1, a new membrane containment system developed by Gaztransport and Technigaz (GTT) for the transportation by sea of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 11, 2002
  • Container lines ink pact to continue calling Port of Portland
  • U.S. rail freight numbers end year on positive note
  • UPS making early delivery of contract talks with Teamsters
  • MOL, Ltd. changing name of North American container agency
  • U.S. satellite maker fined $20 million for improper dealings with China

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Willy is finally freed from rocks by salvors
    SALVORS have successfully refloated the Cyprus flag chemical tanker Willy, left, from rocks off Plymouth after an 11 day operation hampered by poor weather conditions.
  • Carnival set to raise bid for P&O Princess
    Carnival is poised to improve its £3.2bn ($4.6bn) offer for reluctant bid target P&O Princess.
  • Maersk Sealand ends Indamex monopoly
    MAERSK SEALAND has started a direct connection between the United States and the Indian subcontinent following the reorganisation of its Europe-Asia and transpacific services.
  • US security review hints at Coast Guard and Customs merger
    A broad range of US federal agencies, including the Coast Guard and the Customs Service, could be incorporated into a new border security agency under a draught proposal prepared by the Bush administration's newly created Office of Homeland Security.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 11, 2002
  • Shippers warned to brace for summer strike at West Coast ports
    As employers and longshoremen prepare for negotiations this spring, the West Coast Waterfront Commission has notified importers and exporters that a two-week dockworker strike is possible beginning July 1.
  • Holt's restructuring plan near
    The company, a major terminal operator and owner of Puerto Rican carrier Navieras, has been operating under bankruptcy protection since March.
  • Blust tapped to lead FMC
    President Bush has nominated Steven R. Blust to the Federal Maritime Commission to fill the unexpired term of Antony Merck, who resigned Dec. 31.
  • Senators emphasize need for port security
  • American Maritime Congress praises bill to ease shipowners' burden
  • Steel tariffs could spur rise in ocean grain rates
  • Blust tapped to lead FMC
  • Radiation leaked from FedEx shipment
  • FedEx plans Brazil bonded facility
  • Emery Worldwide move fit for exhibit
  • Air cargo slump eases at UK airports
  • P&O Ports to acquire Hyundai Korea terminals
  • CSX port unit gets stake in Pusan terminal

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JANUARY 12, 2002
  • France: le trafic rhénan a légèrement régressé après l’année record 2000
    Selon les chiffres de Voies Navigables de France (VNF) et du Service de la Navigation de Strasbourg, le trafic de marchandises sur le Rhin franco-allemand à hauteur des écluses de Gambsheim a représenté un volume global de 24,937 millions de tonnes l’année dernière, ce qui constitue une baisse de 3% par rapport à l’année record 2000. Les ports rhénans français que sont Strasbourg, Colmar et Mulhouse, ont perdu 9% en volume.
  • P&O Ports continue à plaider pour le partage de la future darse à marée à Anvers
    “Notre candidature pour le deuxième terminal du versant est de la future darse à marée est toujours d’actualité. L’octroi de cette concession n’est d’ailleurs plus inscrit à l’agenda de l’Entreprise portuaire et ce n’est plus, semble-t-il, une condition essentielle pour PSA, de sorte que l’accord de reprise de Hesse Noord Natie serait finalisé sans cette concession.” C’est ce qu’a déclaré hier au cours d’une réunion de presse Roger Roels, le directeur de P&O Ports pour l’Europe et l’Afrique, qui était assisté de Paul Valkeniers, managing director de l’implantation anversoise. Selon lui, la meilleure solution pour satisfaire tout le monde reste sa proposition initiale, qui consiste à partager ladite darse en réservant le versant ouest pour Hesse Noord Natie et le versant est pour P&O Ports.
  • GLS distribue les colis et envois d’USPS en Europe
    General Logistics Systems (GLS), la division colis de l’entreprise postale britannique Consignia, a entamé la mise en oeuvre de l’accord conclu l’automne dernier avec US Postal Service. Ce contrat prévoit que GLS traitera en Europe 1,6 million de colis et envois express par an pour la poste américaine.
  • La circulation alternante dans le St-Gothard provoque le chaos
    La décision d’introduire une circulation alternante dans le tunnel du Saint-Gothard pour le trafic fret provoque d’importants retards. Le gouvernement suisse veut à présent résoudre les embouteillages au tunnel en détournant les poids lourds vers des itinéraires alternatifs. Toutefois, ces routes alternatives sont tout à fait inadéquates pour le transport lourd.

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 11, 2002
  • Kvaerner reshuffles management
    Aker Maritime chiefs are reassigned to new positions at Kvaerner.
  • Alaskan LNG plan stays on track
    The proposal to build a LNG terminal in Valdez is likely to enter an election ballot in November.
  • Two top Kirby executives sell shares
    Profits from two stock sale transactions add up to $132,875.
  • Princess stays loyal to RCCL
    Carnival offer as rival suitor not good enough says Lord Sterling.
  • Ex-OSG legal chief joins OMI
    Mark Lowe joins OMI as vice-president of legal administration.
  • Petrobras seeks VLCC tonnage
    South American charterer opens for large tanker as FPSO project looms for owned ship.
  • STX set to seek stocklisting
    The former Daedong Shipbuilding is to be taken public in the next two years as its new owners take control.
  • Intercargo "shock" over Christopher
    More than two weeks after tragedy Gian Savasta says capesize loss unacceptable.
  • Golar switches LNG newbuilding design
    Hyundai gets the chance to build its first membrane-type gas carrier.
  • New LNG containment system up for grabs
    Gas carrier newbuildings already earmarked for new design that promises a 5% cut in yard costs.
  • Bumper year for Skaugen
    Good times for shuttle tanker and gas carrier operations despite economic climate.
  • Pay up says P&I chief
    Underwriter Paul Jennings tells Greek owners why premiums have to rise.
  • Pertamina collects VLCC bids
    Indonesian charterer sifts offers but few appear to qualify under new guidelines.

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