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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 17, 2002
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  • Rotterdam hit by Maersk's move to rival German port
    EUROPE's busiest container port at Rotterdam suffered a similar fate to Singapore over the past year after Maersk Sealand moved its feeder traffic to a neighbouring rival.
  • France's Le Havre reports jump in transhipments
  • Substandard ships: Ministers draw up action plan
  • Bulker rates surge on Atlantic trade
  • Karachi port's cargo volume up in H2
Air and Land Transport
  • Flaw found in composite material of plane's tail fin
    US Federal safety investigators said they have discovered internal damage in the tail fin of the American Airlines jet that crashed last November in New York, but further testing is needed to determine if it occurred before or after the accident.
  • Pay must be cut, UAL warns
  • Big hush over name of new Swiss airline
  • Alitalia may fire workers if voluntary cutbacks fail
  • IHI to supply parts for Rolls-Royce Trent 900
  • Asiana studying long-term jet fuel contract
  • LOG Book
  • Shekou launches barge services to western Shenzhen
    CHINA'S southern Port of Shekou is now offering dedicated barge services to and from western Shenzhen terminals along the Pearl River as part of the second stage of its container port development.
  • Maersk Logistics now covers whole of S America
  • US trucking firm offers air freight service
  • Business booming for air charter industry
    RECESSION and terrorism may have dented many segments of business travel but not the air charter industry - and for reasons that may not be obvious.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 17, 2002
  • Kalmar reachstackers delivered to ITS, Long Beach
  • CP Ships appoints Torrens VP
  • Minerals top Vietnam exports
  • ANA, Thai expand code-share
  • GAC forges alliance with Benair
  • Mexicana launches non-stop Miami-Santo Domingo service

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 16, 2002
  • Rebirth for Belgian airline
  • Stolt Nielsen Transportation Group sacks staff
  • Man of the Port proposes lump sum
  • Workers Vos Logistics on strike
  • INTTRA adds DAL
  • No problems left in Transrapid project

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 17, 2002
  • Rakesh Mohan panel takes fancy to UK model on tonnage tax - Shipping cos may be given option of paying corporate tax
  • A 'Miracle' takes place in city!
  • Dumping duties imposed on CR flat steel products from US
  • Malaysia asks India to further cut palm oil duty
  • CII President outlines areas for Sino-Indian economic ties
  • VPT to provide land for airport expansion
  • 'Delivery-in-time' clause in Rlys-GPPL agreement
  • Finance Ministry likely to restore tax credit facility for MAT
  • Union Budget on Feb. 28 at 11 am
  • Navi Mumbai special economic zone may be cleared next week
  • Industrial output index dips
  • Power Ministry seeks tax relief for LNG terminals
  • Finance Ministry pushes for Railways reforms
  • Fin. Ministry/Customs clear slew of steps to facilitate smooth cargo movement
  • Exim Bank, BoM seminar in Pune on Jan. 21, 22
  • HC order fixes deadline for issue of PAN
  • LIC to lend NHAI Rs 6,000 cr.

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 16, 2002
  • Panama prices little changed in erratic market
  • Chile slightly softer since last week
  • DS Norden Acquires Equity Stake in OceanConnect
  • Brazilian distillate prices down for the first time in one month, fuel oil moves lower
  • Argentine market update: IFO380 out in several ports, no tax news
  • Suez market remains largely flat
  • Rotterdam and Antwerp softer on crude, improved avails
  • Moderate price movements in the Arab Gulf
  • 2001 crude import patterns for the US, Europe and Japan
  • US oil stocks up despite slowdown in imports
  • Norway gets tough on cut compliance
  • Mothballed UK oilfield licensed for redevelopment
  • Crude at one-month low after US stock build
  • New posted prices and market report from Saudi Arabia
  • Rotterdam bunkers softer this morning

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International Transport Journalweb site
JANUARY 17, 2002
  • Finnair to Hong Kong
  • Safmarine to offer Europe-Canada service
  • ACL de-listing to be decided by the shareholders
  • UASC opens new direct ports of call in China
  • Trailer Bridge ends Puerto Rico service
  • Container scanning at US ports
  • Swisscargo to dismiss all remaining staff
  • Port of Fujairah announces 2001 results
  • Arkansas Best Corporation announces its fourth quarter 2001 earnings conference call
  • TSA plans to bring rates back to May 2001 levels

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Marine Logweb site
JANUARY 16, 2002
  • Carnival sets reservations record
    Carnival Cruise Lines experienced a record reservations day Monday, January 14, booking 28,061 individual guests

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 17, 2002
  • Cunard cuts first steel for the Queen Mary 2
    CUNARD president and chief operating officer Pamela Conover set construction of the world's most expensive commercial vessel, the Queen Mary 2,in motion yesterday, underlining the company's faith in the long-term recovery of the luxury cruise market.
  • Hutchison swoops on Korean terminals
    HUTCHISON Port Holdings has stepped in with a last minute bid to snatch three Hyundai Merchant Marine container terminals in South Korea from rival P&O Ports.
  • 2002 bodes ill for container shipping
    THE coming year is shaping up to be one of the worst in the history of container shipping, according to Drewry Shipping Consultants.
  • 'Don't hold out for big hike in Carnival offer'
    P&O P rincess shareholders banking on Carnival lifting its offer to as much as 600p per share may have to think again, writes Tony Gray .

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 16, 2002
  • Minoan raises $50M from ship sale
  • Manila charges pushed higher
  • Road building boosts shipping
  • Lift-off for Black Sea box trades
  • Evergreen move causes confusion
  • Barranquilla silt disrupts shipping
  • Rahe revealed as Stinnes owner
  • Chinese join Brazilian dredgers
  • Cruise shipping returns to India
  • Yards between Rock and hard place
  • Brazil-Argentina trade plunges
  • Alstom could sell St Nazaire yard
  • Rio port labour deal in default
  • Humber pilots seek employment
  • NZ name for largest reefer boxship
  • Norwegians blacklist crew centres
  • Sheerness prepares for box growth
  • Mumbai commuters take to the water
  • Audit slams Dampier safety plans
  • No orders for Pakistani breakers
  • Ahrenkiel terminates Liner Service
  • QM2 steel cutting starts today
  • ATSB warns of collision risk
  • Piracy makes Mongla a no-go zone
  • Malaysia makes pledge on ports

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 16, 2002
  • Evergreen-to-PTP talks "underway"
    The Taiwan carrier is closer to fleeing Singapore for cheaper digs at the Malaysian port of Tanjung Pelepas.
  • Lines add China terminal charges despite protests
    Carriers tacked on an extra $45 per 20-foot container and $68 per 40-footer at major Chinese ports.
  • Hutchison grabs Hyundai's Korea terminals
    The deal is worth $215 million for debt-laden Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.
  • Eurofrut picks UPS for import financing, logistics
  • Lines cut Pakistan charges
  • MTMC outsources rail car management
  • ISO certification for Freightgate
  • JetBlue orders 30 Airbus planes

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JANUARY 17, 2002
  • DAT peut enfin déployer ses ailes
    La nouvelle compagnie aérienne créée à partir de DAT jouera en premier lieu la carte européenne. A court terme, il sera étudié si l’Afrique peut également être desservie. Des discussions entamées avec Virgin Express doivent déterminer si une fusion serait une bonne chose. C’est un président Rob Kuijpers visiblement satisfait qui a dressé à l’occasion d’une conférence de presse un tableau de ce que sera la nouvelle compagnie aérienne basée à Bruxelles.
  • La Febiac veut créer un forum permanent pour la mobilité durable
    Lors de l’ouverture du 80e Salon international Auto-Moto-Cycle, la Febiac a rompu une lance pour la mobilité durable dans notre pays. Le président, Jean-Albert Moorkens, a mis l’accent dans son discours d’ouverture sur l’importance de la mobilité durable des personnes et des marchandises pour notre économie et société, sans oublier l’aspect de la sécurité. L’organisation des constructeurs automobiles européens se trouve sur la même longueur d’onde à ce niveau.
  • Le port de Douvres renoue avec la croissance
    L’an dernier, le port de Douvres a vu transiter 1.771.826 camions et semi-remorques. En comparaison avec 2000, cela constitue une augmentation de pas moins de dix pour cent. Cette évolution semble indiquer que le port ferry britannique le plus important commence progressivement à se remettre de la période difficile qui a suivi l’adaptation de la législation européenne en termes de ventes hors taxes.
  • Hausse de 3,9% des tarifs dans la messagerie en Allemagne
    Les transporteurs routiers allemands spécialisés dans la messagerie et le groupage vont augmenter leurs prix de 3,9% au 1er février 2002 afin de compenser la forte hausse du prix de revient. C’est ce qu’a anoncé l’association de transporteurs allemands BSL. Cette hausse intervient après une autre augmentation, de 5% cette fois, en mai 2001. Le 1er janvier, la BSL avait publié un communiqué dans lequel elle annonçait que le consommateur devrait payer la hausse des charges infligées aux transporteurs. Cette intention est donc très rapidement traduite dans les faits.

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 16, 2002
  • Bearish outlook for tanker stock
    Expected weak earnings in the first half of 2002 are likely to hurt stock prices.
  • Royal Olympic boasts strong cruise bookings
    Bookings on 8 January rose by about 27% from the same day of last year.
  • Knightsbridge dividend edges up
    Fourth quarter investor pay out just beats previous figure as VLCC market remains muted.
  • Norden buys into Oceanconnect
    The online marine fuel broking firm has five shipowners as partners.
  • P&O phones a friend
    Motorola chairman Sir David Brown has joined the UK shipping group's board.
  • SCI speaks about spending plans
    Shipping Corp of India boss P K Srivastava is preparing to splash out on LNG and crude tankers.
  • Offers received for Tasmanian "eyesore"
    Derelict freighter moored in Tamar River will soon be sold, together with other LD Marine vessels.
  • Aukra adds another offshore ship
    Hull of Uksnoy survey vessel to be built in Romania, with Norwegian yard at full capacity.
  • Hyundai Heavy set for February spin-off
    World's largest shipbuilder likely to achieve stand alone status within the next four to six weeks.
  • Vela seeks modern VLCC
    Interest is likely to be high for the Saudi Arabian giant's time-charter requirement in current market.
  • Pertamina earmarks tonnage
    Indonesian charterer makes swift response to VLCC time-charter bids under new system.
  • Hutchison wins HMM terminals
    Struggling Korean shipping firm raises much needed cash as Hong Kong group beats P&O to ports deal.
  • Hong Kong PSC detentions under 100
    Tally of ships detained in 2001 dips below the 100 mark as only one ship was held last month.
  • November Suez Canal revenue slips
    Revenues at the strategic waterway sink 5% year-on-year as traffic numbers decline as well.

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