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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2002
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  • Jakarta to release 3 sand dredgers detained in Riau
    THREE of the growing number of sand dredgers detained on allegations of stealing sand from Riau will reportedly be released by Indonesian officials, while other frustrated owners have heightened legal campaigns to free their vessels.
  • Debris from supertanker shows attack by small boat
  • Glitches slow down US cargo handling
  • HK exporters continue to suffer
Air and Land Transport
  • HK aircargo handler's Sept volumes hit record high
    HONG Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd, the city's largest airfreight handler, said cargo volume rose 19 per cent to a monthly record in September as the threatened closure of US West Coast ports triggered record demand.
  • Virgin Blue plans to make Queensland its int'l base
  • Qantas fuel bill may rise A$100m this year
  • Thai Airways to fly to five new cities this month
  • M'sia air traffic to grow at up to 6% next year: Iata

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 12, 2002
  • US west coast port restart slow and confused
  • Davies Turner opens Dartford freight hub extension
  • Hactl September throughput up 19pc versus 2001
  • KLM, TAM in codeshare tango
  • Schenker receives award for sales campaign

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • Chinese airlines to merge
    China's nine biggest airlines are to merge and shares in Air China, the flagship international carrier, will be listed on international stock markets.
  • NZ quashes Qantas and Air NZ deal talk
    The New Zealand government has moved to quash speculation that a deal between Qantas and Air New Zealand was imminent, saying it had yet to see any proposal. Qantas wants to take a strategic stake of possibly 25 per cent in Air NZ.
  • Sinotrans abandons scheduled container services
    Sinotrans is to cease its scheduled shipping services at the end of this year.
  • ExxonMobil, Shell suspected of price fixing
    European Commission officials have raided a Shell office in Capelle aan den IJssel, the Netherlands, in search of evidence about suspected price fixing in the bitumen trade.
  • Airlines angry about airports profits
    Iata hit out strongly at what it labeled as 'profiteering' by its partners - airports, air traffic control and computer reservation systems - who glean their income exclusively from the air travel industry.

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2002
  • Dockers, seafarers conclude week-long action against Flags of Convenience ships
  • UK Club seeks more clinics in India for crew risk management programme
  • Libya withdraws ban on Indian tea
  • Markfed sells 25,000 tonnes of wheat to Singapore firm
  • 15 pc rise in imports of sensitive items
  • US dockworkers face uphill task of handling a million boxes - It may take over 2 months to clear backlog
  • Steamer agents urge RGCT facelift
  • MoS-CoPT roadshow for int'l box terminal draws good response
  • MbPT to acquire ISO 9001:2000 certificaton
  • RBI simplifies import procedures by stipulating uniform buyer, seller credit norms
  • Cement output registers 9.7 per cent rise in H1
  • Cashew exports net Rs 1,781.61 cr
  • Car dealer seek duty cut
  • Bombay HC allows co-operatives to sell sugar freely
  • 36 pc rise in gold jewellery exports during April-September 2002
  • Govt prepares strategy to lure FDI into power sector
  • Industrial production registers higher growth rate of 5.7 pc in August
  • A.C. Muthiah to be Ficci President

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • African market snapshots
  • Daily Bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents
  • Limburg: Evidence strengthens terrorist theory
  • Informal OPEC meetings
  • IEA downgrades oil demand forecast
  • Canada signs Bunker Convention
  • INTERTANKO applauds MEPC report on Annex VI
  • Prices fall in Brazil
  • INTERTANKO: Events surrounding the 'Limburg' event
  • USWC: Big backlog expected as ports reopen

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • MOL To Receive Ford's Q1 2002 Award
  • West Coast Work Stoppage Hits Rail Intermodal Loadings
  • A new Silk Road?
  • EU Enlargement: Yes please - but ....
  • "K" Line places orders for two bulk carriers
  • BIMCO advising members to evaluate the vulnerability of their ships
  • 6th European Logistics & Transport Event
  • Davies Turner opens Dartford freight hub extension
  • KLM, TAM in codeshare tango
  • Schenker receives award for sales campaign

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • NASSCO gets extension of LHA/LHD mainenance contract
    National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO), a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, says it has been awarded a two-year extension on a contract for the phased maintenance of the five San Diego-based LHA and LHD class ships
  • North Sea contract for Gorilla VII
    Rowan Companies, Inc. today announced the contracting of its Super Gorilla class jack-up, the Rowan Gorilla VII, to Tuscan Energy (Scotland) Limited
  • Cruise industry U.S. spending increases
    The International Council of Cruise Lines says the North American cruise industry contributed $20 billion to the U.S. economy in 2001. The total included $621 million spent on ship maintenance and repair,
  • Limburg: It was an attack
    France says that the initial results of the investigation into the Limburg explosion indicate it resulted from a deliberate attack

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • Port of Bellingham signs Puglia to shipyard lease agreement
  • West Coast port labor woes take big bite out of rail numbers
  • Crowley Liner Services vessel wins recognition for whale awareness
  • Corps awards $2.3 million contract to Aumsville, Oregon company
  • Coast Guard captures mountain of illegal drugs in FY02

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2002
  • Valles and ExxonMobil slake thirst to do business
    Valles Steamship has officially renewed its decades old relationship with oil and gas giant ExxonMobil following the launch on Friday of the aframax tanker, Seatransport, writes Sam Chambers .
  • Owners and union in terror protection plea
    SHIPOWNERS and maritime unionists have called for state and international protection for ships sailing in dangerous waters, after the probable terrorist attack on the tanker Limburg .
  • Anger at Maersk plans to wind up Sea-Land pension scheme
    MAERSK Co is facing a bitter fight with former UK-based Sea-Land staff over plans to wind up their pension fund.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • Essar hit after loan default
  • Royal Caribbean raises earnings
  • US urged to review visa fee rise
  • Limburg 'was hit by terrorists'
  • Ignazio Messina's first cross trade
  • USCG unveils detention revision
  • Shanghai under further pressure
  • Ballast standards moving closer
  • Job losses as yards look south
  • Dredgers freed after paying fine
  • SCI expected to take strike action
  • Lloyd Werft rules out SSW take-over
  • Cyprus targets fake certificates
  • Inchcape wins agency sweetener
  • Europa bomb warning in Constanza
  • A'Rosa detention 'unjustified'
  • Greece to address short-sea funding
  • TACA imposes West Coast surcharge
  • US measures worry CLIA chairman
  • PSA confident of hitting target
  • Seyang Shipping in S&P spree
  • Limburg probe team suspects attack

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • Shippers hit with extra costs on boxes
    As container carriers declare force majeure on shipments because of the West Coast port shutdown, shippers could be socked with hundreds of dollars worth of additional freight costs to get a container to its final destination.
  • DHL sets U.S. ground service
    The carrier ramps up its march on the U.S. domestic market with plans to roll out ground service early next year and moving its U.S. sales operations to Florida.
  • The Journal of Commerce returns with fresh design, expanded coverage
  • Slow movement on West Coast
  • Canadian port jamming up
  • Air France, Delta raising fuel surcharge
  • South Florida NVOs file FMC complaint
  • Intermarine lines adds surcharges
  • TNT traces found on Yemen tanker: Official
  • Kuehne & Nagel to join Customs security program
  • Strike threat for India trucks
  • ICC chief to business: Follow your gut
  • Ukraine airline adds Kiev, Madrid

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
OCTOBER 12, 2002
  • L’élargissement de l’UE coûtera 22.000 emplois dans le secteur de l’expédition
    Quelque 22.000 salariés des agences en douane devront chercher un nouvel emploi suite à l’élargissement de l’Union européenne par 10 nouveaux Etats-membres. S’ils trouvent ce nouvel emploi d’ici 2004, le trafic de marchandises entre l’UE actuelle et les nouveaux-venus sera paralysé. L’organisation européenne des expéditeurs Clecat demande à la Commission européenne, au Parlement et aux Etats-membres de trouver une solution au problème.
  • Cenflumarin met le bateau de formation “Themis II” en service
    Le ministre flamand de la Mobilité Steve Stevaert s’était engagé l’année dernière à contribuer à la construction d’un bateau de formation moderne en remplacement d’un navire de près de 100 ans. Jeudi dernier, il a officiellement réceptionné le “Themis II” de la firme S.K.B. Le navire de formation représente un investissement de 3,6 mio. d’EUR, dont la région flamande à pris 2,85 mio. d’EUR à son compte.
  • Contrat logistique de Nestlé pour le groupe Falcon Distribution
    Le groupe Nestlé choisit Falcon Distribution Group pour gérer la distribution de ses eaux sur le marché britannique au départ de Dunkerque. Le groupe développe de la sorte ses activités sur la plate-forme de distribution dans le port ouest de Dunkerque, qui se limitaient jusqu’à présent à la distribution d’appareils électro-ménagers en provenance de divers pays européens vers le Royaume-Uni.

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 11, 2002
  • Limburg reports prompt escort calls
    Debris from 'attack' craft found on Limburg's main deck.
  • ChevronTexaco begins Masila crude loading
    Crude loading and port activities at Ash Shihr Terminal return to normal after Limburg explosion.
  • US West Coast ports to stay open for 80 days
    The Taft-Hartley injunction issued by President Bush is an anti-union.
  • Royal Caribbean raises earnings outlook
    Higher cost savings and improved booking trend help increase third quarter earnings.
  • Stelmar renews two panamax time charters
    Polys and Cleliamar are chartered to Adam Maritime Corporation until end of 2003.
  • Crew medicals pay dividends
    UK Club's Daniel Lee reports huge crew repatriation cost benefit.
  • Caspian Shipping signs for four tankers
    Azerbaijan owner confirms order at Russia's Krasnoye Sormovo shipyard.
  • DFDS to sell tramp stake
    Danish ferry operator to dispose of shares in Lithuanian bulker venture.
  • ITF uncovers $1.2m debt
    Unions hail Asian week of action for putting money in seafarers pockets.
  • GulfMark Offshore cuts profit estimate
    Weak spot demand in North Sea and lower revenue are to cut third quarter earnings.
  • SCI staff to strike over sell-off
    Workers choose paralysing direct action to oppose privatisation of Indian owner.
  • SSY opens tanker arm in Indonesia
    Broking shop expands its interests as it taps into Pertamina business.
  • Boat debris found on Limburg
    French investigators suspect attack but Yemen still hedging its bets.
  • K Line confirms capesize order details
    Japanese owner has ambitions to grow fleet to 40 large bulkers.
  • Japan hits half-century of detentions
    Univan and Cheng Lie ships among 50 held after port state checks in September.
  • WG&A spends hard cash on software firm
    Philippine ferry owner takes stake in SQL Wizard, which designed its computer systems.

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