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04 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 19:24 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2002
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  • PSA's efficient 24-hour service hard to beat: Lim Boon Heng
    PSA Corp remains highly competitive as it has been able to provide round-the-clock efficient service to shipping lines, Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Lim Boon Heng pointed out, adding to the discussion on increased competition faced by the terminal operator.
  • 29% of P&O Princess investors favour delay of vote: Carnival
  • Two new ports to be built in Philippines
  • Bolero expands Asia presence
Air and Land Transport
  • BA to downsize, cut costs in bid to return to the black
    BRITISH Airways yesterday unveiled a major package of measures designed to return the airline to profitability.
  • US budget airline files for US$125m IPO
  • Air NZ CEO should work with unions, staff: govt
  • FedEx, Emirates may pick Pratt engine to power A380
  • Russian airline crash: families of victims reject compensation
  • Log Book
  • HK seeks to become Asia's logistics centre
    HONG Kong's main container terminal operators are expressing confidence that the territory will maintain its position as the region's hub of choice and become the logistics centre of Asia - an aspiration shared by neighbouring Guangdong province.
  • Institute to develop logistics software
  • Fast Forward

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Cargowebweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • Another 5,800 out at BA
  • Court decisions about conference pricing awaited
  • Maersk Sealand adds direct call in Kingston
  • Rail freight US down in January
  • EGL loss over 2001
  • Commission approves aid to Railtrack
  • Davies Turner extends customs service to air cargo
  • China Southern daily to Tokio
  • Airborne contracts with DHL Aviation and global delivery systems for European express

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2002
  • Evergreen embarks on major revamp of global services - 2 pendulum services to cover most worldwide ports
  • Czech mate for NYK Line
  • HMM, Fesco share East Asia and Australasia service
  • Cosco plans to increase shipments through Singapore by 20 pc
  • Asian container ports are Top Five
  • New BIMCO clause boosts use of mediation for disputes
  • APL opens branch office in Moscow
  • Paul Carlton named President of MOL w. hemisphere
  • MOL Ingenuity replaces Danube
  • Aden Container Terminal achieves remarkable 52 per cent growth in 2001
  • APL Logistics names Greg Waldron as Vice-President, Global Human Resources
  • New containership named Josephine Maersk
  • Bulk ship merger collapses
  • China invites foreign firms to bid for shipping LNG
  • IMO R&D Forum to be held in France
  • Barwil clocks up 30 years
  • PSA Marine commissions 4 powerful harbour tugs designed to handle very large vessels
  • Mombasa port cargo traffic increases by 51 pc
  • Cyprus move to lure Asia lines
  • Inttra adds 13th carrier member
  • MSC lures shipping industry students with scholarship
  • Shanghai Port handles record throughput
  • Bush seeks more time to study steel issue: Exporters relieved
  • Pharma exports up 11.8 pc
  • AP to take steps to boost software exports
  • EEPC buyer-seller meets in Nigeria, Ghana net $ 130,000 orders
  • DG Shipping stresses need to develop 'Hub' ports - National Shipping Board holds 102nd meet at JNP
  • Flying IA to be costlier from Friday
  • Govt may halve excise duty on steel products
  • Inflation touches two-decade low of 1.26 pc
  • CMIE envisages higher GDP growth of 5.7 pc in 2001-02
  • Apeda forms price advisory committee for brown Basmati exports
  • SEZ hardware units may be allowed more access to local market
  • Separate export strategy for services sector taking shape
  • Tanflora now an agri-export zone
  • Rules liberalised for rice, wheat exporters
  • Tea exporters' costs to be reimbursed
  • ALEAP plans food park in Vijayawada
  • Export Import Workshop's 11th batch from Feb. 23
  • Mini Ratna status for Rites

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • Tight avails on the African West Coast
  • East African market report
  • Fujairah and Suez market snapshot
  • Iraqi crude exports slip again
  • IPE sets new record day
  • Market report for Chile
  • Potential Brent squeeze keeps IPE March futures from falling
  • APIs show unexpectedly large US crude oil build on higher imports
  • Rotterdam morning market report
  • New posted prices for Saudi Arabia

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2002
  • US customs calls for more safety
  • IICL exams
  • «CMA CGM Debussy» now christened
  • Safmarine Botswana for Maersk Sealand
  • ABP renames ABP MER
  • APL branch in Moscow
  • MSC charters «Northern Vitality»
  • Record in Dubai
  • Sharjah volumes rising

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • EU may implement TBT ban early
    Intertanko, the International Association of Independent Tanker Owners, is trying to persuade the European Union not to impose new IMO rules on TBT-containing antifoulings before the new convention on the issue comes into force.
  • Carnival bookings run ahead of capacity increases
    Carnival Corporation reports that its net bookings during the first five weeks of "wave season" have increased 8 percent over the same period last year, compared to a 3 percent capacity increase for the first nine months of 2002.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • Nominations being accepted for Puget Sound maritime award
  • Foss puts new $5.3 million tug to work in Los Angeles harbor
  • Port of Everett holding auction of surplus items
  • Fuel saving auto carrier visits Port of Portland terminal
  • High winds delay Corps' efforts to remove tainted debris from Columbia

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 14, 2002
  • Sea Empress claim action
    The International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund and Skuld P&I Club are taking legal action against Milford Haven Port Authority to recover more than '34m ($47.6m) of compensation paid to victims of the 1996 Sea Empress oil spill, writes Sandra Speares.
  • Decision day for P&O Princess shareholders
    THE cruise industry will today witness one of the most momentous occasions in its history as the world's three largest operators fight to control the future structure of the business at P&O Princess' extraordinary general meeting.
  • Reefer firms join forces with 50-ship fleet
    THREE major players in the refrigerated cargo trades are joining forces in a new round of industry consolidation forced on operators by several years of depressed market conditions and financial losses, writes Janet Porter.
  • East China Sea sinking claims six lives
    SIX seafarers have died, with another man still missing, after an elderly flag of convenience cargoship with a poor detention and casualty record sank in the East China Sea.

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • Arison bids to ease Princess fears
  • The spectre of terrorism
  • One-in-ten boxes fail checks
  • Sri Lanka bunker supplier for sale
  • Vallarpadam SEZ clears first hurdle
  • Korea studies key links with China
  • K-Line takes Dubai Aluminium deal
  • Pakistan to get first LPG terminal
  • Profits up, but outlook poor
  • Good news and bad for HRS
  • Indian protests mount on WTC scrap
  • Crew extinguish car carrier fire
  • New reefer marketing firm formed
  • Bid to defuse Durban surcharge spat
  • Bremerhaven to get fourth terminal
  • Carnival bookings, pricing recover
  • Oz greets China wool move
  • Tanker amok not Barents Sea
  • Port authority soothes Spezia spat

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • Post Office targets FedEx, UPS business package market
    The USPS has unveiled a program that offers discounts for corporate shippers of international small packages.
  • British Airways cuts 5,800 more jobs
    A corporate-wide restructuring of Europe's largest airline is expected to save $931 million per year.
  • United says cargo unaffected by strike threat
  • Wilhelmsen partner says liner, car outlook "not promising"
  • LauritzenCool, two others in reefer venture
  • ACL earnings buck trend
  • South Korea reopens rail link to North
  • Allee starts at Gulfport
  • Maritrans profits slip
  • Profit for Florida East Coast
  • Bangladesh port offices ransacked

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • Joachim Coens (MBZ): “Nous entendons développer des initiatives dans la logistique de et vers l’hinterland”
    L’année 2002 pourrait marquer un tournant important dans l’évolution du port de Zeebrugge. En effet la direction de la MBZ semble résolument décidée à corriger certaines tendances néfastes qui freinent, voire entravent, son évolution dans le secteur de la grande containérisation. De nouvelles initiatives viennent d’être prises, d’autres sont en cours de préparation, autant de sujets que nous avons abordés avec le président de la MBZ, Joachim Coens au cours d’un entretien.
  • Eurosal passe à une vitesse supérieure avec 10 PC de 1.850 TEU
    Il y a quelques jours nous annonçions le retour à Anvers en direct après quelques années d’absence, du groupe Eurosal, qui assure un service containérisé entre l’Europe du Nord et la côte ouest de l’Amérique du Sud. Aujourd’hui, ledit groupe annonce une évolution assez importante puisqu’il porte sa flotte de 8 à 10 PC de 1.850 TEU (à 14 tonnes) et accélère sa rotation, qui prend un rythme hebdomadaire. Cette nouvelle situation sera effective en avril prochain.
  • Rhenus adopte une nouvelle structure d’entreprise
    Le groupe logistique allemand Rhenus, qui est actif dans plusieurs pays - essentiellement européens - a sensiblement modifié sa structure. Rhenus AG regroupe désormais trois entités indépendantes incorporant toutes les activités du groupe.

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 13, 2002
  • US to review shipbuilding budget in March
    The US Congress is expected to seek at least $33m for 2003 budget.
  • Cruiseinvest charters out two cruise ships
    Ex-Renaissance ships R Six and R Seven are looking to head for Dubai later this year.
  • Chantiers inks in long-awaited LNG newbuilding
    Other owners are eyeing up 74,000-cbm LNG design, as French yard bags first order in 10 years.
  • ACL sees a tough year ahead
    Liner company gears up for recessionary fallout, in wake of improved 2001 results.
  • Port Authority of Thailand to be privatised
    Government wants to raise money from port operator's sell-off.
  • Reliance could buy into SCI
    Indian oil giant mulling bid for Shipping Corp of India, possibly with foreign partner.
  • Fesco moves into Hong Kong
    Far Eastern Shipping Co is setting up a new home for its chartering operations.
  • Strike ends at Bay Shipbuilding
    The union hopes to begin contractual talks with the Manitowoc management soon.
  • Northrop maintains strong sales outlook
    Economic earnings per share in 2003 are expected to grow 10-20%.
  • Odfjell pulls in the profit
    Chemical tanker owner cashes in on stronger market, but is less optimistic about 2002.
  • Tankers drive earnings at Fred Olsen group
    Norwegian holding companies Bonheur and Ganger Rolf in the money thanks to record year at First Olsen Tankers.
  • Sydney set for bumper cruise month
    Aussie ship spotters set for cruise ship bonanza as 15 ships call at port this month.
  • Carnival 'wave season' bookings up on 2001
    Passenger numbers are up on last year and outstripping increases in fleet capacity.
  • Aussies allegedly tapped Tampa and ITF calls
    Security services said to have passed information to the government.

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