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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 15, 2002
Shipping News
  • Anti-piracy pact a top priority, says Koizumi
    A formal agreement on Asia-wide cooperation to combat piracy is a top priority, Japan's Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi reaffirmed in Singapore yesterday.
  • Shippers slam hike in China handling charges
  • S'pore box volumes down in Nov
  • Bids for India's shipping company close on Feb 18
Air and Land Transport
  • US pilot arrested for remarks before boarding
    A US Airways pilot was arrested on Sunday on charges of disorderly conduct and making terrorist threats for comments he made at a security checkpoint at Philadelphia International Airport.
  • Drop in HK airport cargo, passenger traffic
  • Dubai airport's cargo, passenger volumes up
  • Thanong tipped to be Thai Air president
  • Crossair in alliance talks with Lufthansa
  • JetBlue to buy Airbus aircraft worth US$500m
  • US judge rejects UA union's strike order motion
  • Log Book
  • Smaller feeder ships playing bigger role
    THE sight of feeders buzzing through the port of Rotterdam like busy bees is becoming increasingly familiar.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 15, 2002
  • Hong Kong govt to spend billions in rail projects
  • Phoenix Partners in the Pacific
  • SLC opens packing division
  • Arm & Hammer selects Exel
  • Minerals top India export list
  • Famous Pacific expands services in Sri Lanka

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Vote for Swissair investment
  • 12-month pay freeze Qantas
  • Decisive week again for Belgian airline
  • P&O Group new website
  • 3,3 percent drop in air cargo Amsterdam
  • Indonesian minister threatens airline

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 15, 2002
  • Empower IWAI to take investment decisions, suggests ERC
  • Port workers' nationwide token strike on Jan. 22
  • Govt to hold interactive meeting of Major Ports soon
  • SER freight earnings up
  • Forex reserves up by $ 33 million to $ 48,045 million
  • Egypt, India finalise 13-point agenda for economic co-operation
  • RBI eases norms for money changing
  • Commercial credit spurts by Rs 9,396 cr.
  • Exporters advised to adopt bar-coding, branding
  • Mid-term plans, incentives for coffee exports on government's drawing board
  • Diesel, petrol excise duties raised
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 254 m to $ 48 bn
  • Scrap move to usher in VAT, urge exporters
  • Textile exports may just touch $ 11.6 bn
  • SRTEPC draws up aggressive export strategy; to tap new markets
  • CII seeks investment allowance, other sops to spur growth
  • MoF, Planning Commission form two groups
  • Foreign Commercial Trade Meet 2002 at WTC from Jan. 17 to 19

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Crude sharply down on US gloom and ample oil stocks
  • Iraq plans distribution of increasing 2002 oil output
  • Tankers wait longer for employment as OPEC production falls
  • Argentina may rethink new oil tax
  • OPEC output down in December due to lower Iraqi exports
  • Russian fuel oil restrictions not yet officially lifted
  • Bunker Management Oy Ltd opens office in St. Petersburg
  • ARA steady despite softer crude

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Bolero signs up Kuehne & Nagel
  • CSX World Terminals buys stake in Pusan terminal
  • Exel: contract with Bhs
  • SAS introduces first in-flight transfer information
  • Boeing delivers 62% of industry's jetliners in 2001
  • Grup TBC wins license for container terminal in Gijon
  • Sharjah's twin ports break record
  • MOL makes first shipment of UK-built Hondas to USA
  • Containership consortium reaffirms commitment to serve Portland
  • Gioia Tauro or Malta for New World Alliance

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Port of Tacoma earns best ever bond rating
  • Vancouver, USA Port Commission elects officers for 2002
  • Washington governor calling for passage of transportation bill
  • Portland Port Commissioners approve Rivergate wetlands work
  • Rail freight counts begin year on down note

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The East Africanweb site
JANUARY 15, 2002
  • Malawi Cargo Shrinks as Dar Loses Out to SA

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 15, 2002
  • Tonga freezes register after Karine A backlash
    TONGA has indefinitely suspended its burgeoning international shipping register, following the backlash from the Israeli seizure of Tongan-flagged gunrunner Karine A .
  • Bergesen's giant bulk fleet plan collapses
    Bergesen's plan to create a giant in the very large bulk carrier market by merging its fleet with that of Richard Neu's General Ore has collapsed just two months after it was unveiled.
  • Heidenreich coup bags LevelSeas and Chinsay
    HEIDENREICH Marine has demonstrated that size matters in e-business, but playing David is just as important as being Goliath.
  • Doomed Christopher had a record of faults
    The capesize Christopher , which sank just before Christmas after taking water forward when fully laden with coal, had been detained for four days at the Chinese port of Ningbo in March last year, when a port state inspection revealed several structural deficiencies to the 1983-built vessel, writes Michael Grey.

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • Pilots to offer 'freelance' option
  • Charter rates still under pressure
  • Tonga suspension 'unfair to owners'
  • Carnival demands answers from P&O
  • Troubled Tonga registry suspended
  • HK shippers move from Kwai Chung
  • Russian shipping shares transferred
  • Rumours buoy SCI shares
  • Car decline is cause for concern
  • Bergesen still open to new ventures
  • Nice cruise facilities planned
  • Karachi Shipyard is rescued
  • SembCorp Marine ups Atlantis stake
  • Asylum advice under consideration
  • Trade Centre scrap arrives in Asia
  • Broker bullish on RCCL shares
  • Long Beach cruise terminal request
  • Damaged tanker now in Falmouth
  • Italians set up new association
  • Sammarina switches to Zeebrugge
  • Yard lobbies Ottawa over trade deal
  • Japan signs pact with Singapore

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • NIT League will put carriers' admission to vote
    The industry group will put a controversial plan to admit shippers to a membership vote.
  • Evergreen Group launches new carrier
    The British-flagged company, Hatsu Marine Ltd., will develop a global container network linking Europe, Asia and North America.
  • Boom-and-bust for boxes
    Analysts warn that the container shipping industry is following tankers into a boom-and-bust market, as carriers brace for a massive influx of tonnage amid a slowdown in global trade growth.
  • Panama Canal to award study contracts
  • New funding for Integres
  • GT Nexus launches order management software
  • Air China to add direct India flight
  • Magaw pledges better transport security
  • Exel wins Compaq contract
  • International Freight Association forms C. Europe alliance
  • Container security tight: Customs

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 14, 2002
  • ACL predicts higher earnings
    Weak fuel prices and buoyant US grain market contributed to the strong earning performance.
  • Containership supply outlook remains stable
    Demand in the first half of 2002 is expected to be identical to the second half of last year.
  • Shake-up hits Kingston Marine
    Monaco bulker player boss Giampaolo Rocca disappears in mystery bust-up.
  • Valero, Ultramar may share tonnage
    Valero may not charter new vessels for its new crude oil contract with Pemex.
  • Pay out on Iraqi seized vessels
    Forfeited oil revenues compensate for disappeared construction craft.
  • Quebec port sees higher cruise traffic
    Celebrity and Carnival are to begin calling at the Canadian port in 2002.
  • Caramanos sells to Alpha
    Insurance broker of 600 Greek ships becomes part of bancassurance group.
  • SembCorp buys NOL out of Atlantis
    Neptune Orient Lines sheds stake in shipyard in exchange for taking back name of owning company.
  • Seawise heads to Singapore
    Australian brokerage opts to open tanker arm in island state to compete on more even footing.
  • Personalities key to Bergesen-GIOC split
    Talks breakdown expected to signal end of 40-year long relationship between two companies.
  • Sovcomflot expects higher profit for 2001
    Preliminary results suggest Russian tanker owner survived second-half downturn to boost operating return last year.
  • Bergesen pulls out of General Ore tie up
    The big bulker merger is off, but the reasons behind the breakdown of talks have yet to emerge.
  • NYK bulks up
    Japanese giant to merge handysize business with subsidiary Toho to create 120-strong fleet.
  • Jadroplov up for sale
    Croatian company wants Germany's Peter Dohle to step in for remaining ships.
  • Carnival "astonished" by P&O Princess snub
    Carnival boss Micky Arison says his offer is worth more to shareholders than RCCL merger.
  • HHI mulls Samho takeover
    Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries is looking at ways to stay on top of foreign competition.
  • AET names first ever VLCC
    Owner is six weeks away from getting hands on first VLCC, but employment prospects look poor.
  • Daewoo confirms SCI tanker order
    The Shipping Corp of India's long-running plan for suezmax tonnage has finally been inked in.
  • Torch ditches newbuild for conversion
    US offshore operator opts for cheaper option and earlier delivery with Smit vessel acquisition.

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