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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2002
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  • IMB calls for armed escorts, 'no-go' zones for tankers
    THE International Maritime Bureau has appealed to governments and port authorities to declare tanker approach lanes 'no-go' zones for unauthorised craft and to enforce the ban by offering armed escorts in the form of heightened naval and police patrols.
  • Asia must act to tighten maritime security: IMO
  • Union, bosses clash over slow progress
Air and Land Transport
  • China Airlines raises 2002 profit target by 57%
    TAIWAN's largest carrier China Airlines, which suffered a devastating crash in May, raised its 2002 pre-tax profit target by 57 per cent yesterday thanks to a strong cargo business and low interest rates.
  • FedEx Express boosts services through Changi
  • PAL sticks to profit target despite Bali blasts
  • China Eastern eyes asset injection by end-2003
  • No plan to end competition after Air China merger: CNAC
  • Qantas to decide soon on flight frequency to Bali

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2002
  • New measures to speed up clearance at Lok Ma Chau
  • HK economic and trade office opens in Guangdong
  • Integres pulls out online heavy freight solution
  • American strengthens Swiss codeshare arrangement
  • China Southern to study affect of bird strikes at new airport
  • Ryder System gets Tookes on board of directors

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • Schenker takes over French Joyau Group
    Through the acquisition of the French Joyau Group, Schenker strengthens its capacities in France and increases the size of the company's French customer base many times over.
  • CP Ships: only 9 per cent via US West Coast
    CP Ships said its US West Coast volume represents only 9 per cent of annual throughput. This includes Italia Line, acquired in August 2002.
  • Changes in the boards of Stinnes
    Hartmut Mehdorn, the CEO of Deutsche Bahn, and Diethelm Sack, the CFO of Deutsche Bahn, were appointed shareholder representatives of the Supervisory Board of Stinnes AG as of October 8, 2002.
  • China Southern in consolidation and restructuring
    All equity of China Northern Airlines and Xinjiang Airlines will be transferred to the SA Group, and liabilities of China Northern Airlines and Xinjiang Airlines will be assumed by the SA Group.
  • Congestion also in Asia ports
    Because ships have been waiting for days at anchorage outside US West Coast ports, they've been removed from their normal schedules, which for many vessels would have meant returning directly to Asia for more cargo. They are also not able to reposition the large quantity of needed empty containers.
  • War risk premiums soar for Yemen
    War risk surcharges amounting to as much as an eight-fold increase in added premiums are being slapped on vessels by hull underwriters for Yemen ports following increasing evidence that the Limburg tanker blast may be the result of a terrorist attack.
  • Freight forwarders' departure EU expected
    By the end of 2003, there will be 2,000 fewer jobs for freight forwarders and customs agents in the European Union than there are today. This is a direct result of the planned expansion of the EU. In addition, this could involve the loss of up to 34,400 jobs within the ten candidate member states themselves.

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2002
  • Innovation & creation of value takes transcargo Forwarders into 20th year of operations
  • Textiles exports set to top $ 15 bn
  • Cashew exports increase in quantity terms
  • Libya seeks closer ties with India in hydrocarbons, core areas
  • Dumping duty on imports of acrylic fibre from UK, Germany imposed
  • Now, Indian steel export quantity comes under US govt's scrutiny
  • US fixes Nov. 9 embargo date as India over-issues apparel export quota
  • Taiwan finds India a safe haven for investment
  • TAMP allows Chennai Port Trust to hike vessel-related charges by 20 pc
  • Far East airlines eyeing exclusive cargo route to India
  • Apeda clears cargo complex at Ahmedabad airport
  • Exports up by 13.4 per cent in April-August 2002
  • 14 per cent rise in export of handicrafts in first half
  • Commercial credit offtake on the double!
  • Inflation declines to 3.34 pc with dip in food prices
  • Forex reserves total $ 63.259 bn
  • Advani clears air on divestment plans
  • Apparel exporters all for labour reforms to emulate Chinese example
  • MAT most unwelcome, reiterates industry
  • CII team to visit Libya soon
  • AEPC resumes endorsement of cat. 338/339 for US export
  • Govt may take up knitwear export quota issue with US
  • CMAI may hold garment fair in Tirupur

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • A hectic day in Panama
  • OPEC cashing in on 'balanced' oil market
  • High demand in aggressive Tallinn market
  • St Petersburg: Distillates still tight amid high demand
  • Vung Tau output boost
  • IMB warning to tankers
  • Bullish markets bump bearish indications back in Busan
  • Hamburg: Significant price gains
  • Demand slackens in the Great Belt
  • Uruguay: Stock situation seen improving
  • Hong Kong indications drop again after yesterday's firm taster
  • API forecasts anticipate US crude build
  • Crude gains on terrorism threat and new tropical storm forming
  • Daily Bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents (Monday)

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • Boeing opens Kuala Lumpur office to boost Asian presence
  • Matson pumps up Hawaii service fuel surcharge
  • Direct Container Line Announces New Account Executive
  • Schenker takes over French Joyau Group
  • Iberia's flights fuller
  • New Service for the Port of Felixstowe
  • Easy Jet goes for Airbus
  • Masucci new president of FONASBA

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • IMO responds following Limburg incident
    The International Maritime Organization says it is "following very closely" developments surrounding the incident on board the French tanker Limburg off the coast of Yemen on Sunday, October 6, 2002.
  • LNG escort tugs take shape
    Washburn & Doughty Associates, Inc. of East Boothbay, Maine is currently building two 4,400 hp Z Drive (ASD) Tugs for Boston Towing & Transportation Company
  • Cruise ferry order for Aker Finnyards
    Aker Finnyards and the Estonian Tallink Group have signed a contract for the building of a new cruise ferry for delivery in spring 2004.
  • More orders for MAN B&W 32/40
    The company has won two orders for the delivery of six 32/40 engines.
  • Repeat orders for RT-flex engines
    Wartsila Corporation has received a repeat order for two more Sulzer RT-flex engines with electronically-controlled common-rail fuel injection.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2002
  • Alva Star saved after cliff calamity
    THE Alva Star has been salvaged after running into a cliff at full cruising speed. The 2,987 teu containership was en route from Haifa to Kepec, Croatia, on October 3 when it ran into a 100 m high cliff on the southeast corner of Zakinthos Island, burying it's bulbous bow in rocks. The cause was reportedly human error.
  • Learn Limburg security lessons, says O'Neil
    A call from IMO secretary general William O'Neil that the Limburg investigation be used urgently to amend maritime security proposals has coincided with a warning from International Chamber of Shipping secretary general Chris Horrocks against any "quick fix" proposals.
  • Del Rio and Watters to revive Renaissance ships for new cruise firm
    Former Renaissance Cruises chief executive Frank Del Rio has teamed up with former Crystal Cruises president Joe Watters to form a new cruise company which is planning to bring back into service up to three former Renaissance vessels, writes Andrew Spurrier.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • Shippers allege Caribbean squeeze
  • Portugal, Greece eye short-sea plan
  • Limburg pollution over 112 kms
  • Masucci appointed Fonasba head
  • P&O rebrands its ferries
  • USWC talks begin again this week
  • Head-on collision in the Seaway
  • Club expands screening project
  • ICS warns against security fixes
  • IACS leads quality push, says Gavin
  • Study shows strong LNG growth
  • Brazil admits cruise policy mistake
  • Brazil relaxes grip on yard finance
  • ICTSI eyes overseas terminals

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • West Coast congestion hits Asia ports
    As containers pile up on the U.S. West Coast, carriers feel the pain of equipment shortages.
  • Terror spurs supertanker rates
    Daily charters soared from 10-year lows as shippers scrambled for tonnage to lift crude oil ahead of an expected U.S. attack on Iraq.
  • Foreign lines can't re-load boxes
  • Drewry: No rate gains until 2004
  • Canada maritime hits security fees
  • Nordana Line extends three multipurpose vessels
  • Delta opens online booking
  • Malaysia claims e- customs progress
  • BNSF chooses OmniTrax for Chicago hub
  • Tibbett & Britten expands in Hungary
  • Airborne adds fuel surcharge, pares forecast
  • Malaysia says U.S. box security not imminent

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
OCTOBER 16, 2002
  • Huit transporteurs britanniques créent Jigsaw Solutions
    Huit sociétés régionales de transport routier et une entreprise de consultance en transport ont annoncé la création d’une entreprise commune baptisée Jigsaw Solutions Ltd. Elles veulent ainsi faire face à la concurrence d’un certain nombre d’entreprises de plus en plus grandes sur le marché britannique, comme Eddie Stobart ou Norbert Dentressangle. Si l’on additionne leurs parcs, elles arrivent à 1.400 tracteurs et 2.000 semi-remorques, ce qui en fait la deuxième plus grande flotte du pays, derrière Stobart.
  • Les ports flamands optent pour un système de caution
    La directive européenne 2000/59/EG sur la remise et la réception des déchets ménagers de navires, de restes pétroliers de la salle des machines et de résidus de cargaison dans les ports maritimes entrera officiellement en vigueur le 28 décembre prochain (voir également l’article sur notre page “Université et Transport” à la page 4). Cette directive, qui a pour but principal de lutter contre le déversement en mer et dans les eaux de surface de déchets maritimes, exige entre autres que les navires remettent effectivement leur déchets et que les ports élaborent un système de financement dans lequel les coûts pour la réception et le traitement de ces matières sont répercutés sur les navires. La directive ne donne aucune indication quant à la forme concrète de ce système. Chaque pays ou port était libre de développer sa propre réglementation. La piste de pensée la plus courante dans ce contexte consistait à répercuter indirectement une partie plus ou moins grande de ce coût dans les droits portuaires. De nombreux acteurs craignaient toutefois que cette approche entraînerait des distorsions de concurrence. Mais les ports maritimes flamands sont arrivés ensemble à une alternative très intéressante pour ce qui est de la remise des déchets ménagers et les résidus pétroliers (1). Les navires devront payer une caution - calculée sur base de leur type, taille et voyage - qui leur sera remboursée après la présentation d’une attestation de remise des déchets. Ce système offre de nombreux avantages et suscite un vif intérêt à l’étranger, nous ont déclaré le capitaine Dirk Vernaeve et l’adjointe de la direction Petra De Somere de la capitainerie du port de Gand.
  • Le port d’Abidjan subit les effets de la crise ivoirienne
    Abidjan, le principal port de la Côte-d’Ivoire, va vraisemblablement subir le contre-coup de la crise politico-militaire que traverse ce pays ouest-africain, premier producteur de cacao et cinquième producteur de café, depuis le mois dernier. Alors que débute la campagne d’exportation du cacao, le port ne voit pas encore passer les tonnages espérés, suite à l’occupation par les rebelles des centres de production ou de passage dans les régions centrale et orientale. L’année dernière, Abidjan avait traité un trafic d’environ 17 millions de tonnes, dont plus d’un million de tonnes de marchandises en transit et en transhipment.

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2002
  • CP Ships downplays port lockout impact
    US West Coast port lockout will have "modest" impact on third quarter financial results.
  • Itinerary changes may cut Carnival's profits
    Recent hurricanes and tropical storms may trim fourth quarter earnings estimate by one penny per share.
  • Trasmed four still up for sale
    Spanish owner wants rid of 1970s-built ships after taking delivery of newbuildings.
  • Teekay reclassifies 11 aframaxes
    The tankers are moved from Nippon Kaiji Kyokai to Lloyd's Register.
  • Floor rate saves Nordic American
    Earnings down but lucrative BP charters guarantee a good profit.
  • Tallink orders second Aker ship
    Estonian ferry owner exercises option for $147m, 2,500-passenger vessel at Finnish yard.
  • HMM to acquire shares from hostile investors
    Korean owner has to buy out shareholders who oppose sale of car carrier unit.
  • New chairman for Noble Denton
    Marine consultants name Teck Soon Kong as new chief.
  • Short-term LNG tonnage glut looms
    Consultant Charlie Peile adds up the numbers on LNG newbuildings.
  • Star confirms rights issue
    Asian cruise line defies terror fears to raise $152m for new ships.
  • NITC talks up LNG fleet plans
    Chairman Mohammad Souri is targeting a 16-vessel fleet for the company.
  • Limburg blast may have been remote-controlled
    Alternative theory to suicide attack mooted by VLCC explosion investigators.
  • China to sign LOI for first LNG ships
    Hudong Zhonghua-Chantiers de l'Atlantique technology transfer deal set to kick in.
  • Woori Bank ready to finance HMM car unit deal
    Lender denies Korean banks are refusing to fund Wallenius Wilhelmsen purchase.
  • Qatargas fixes BP LNG newbuilding
    Oil major finds work for two out of three uncommitted ships.




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