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04 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 11:30 GMT+2



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Shipping Timesweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2002
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  • Bunker standards: Oil major suggests more ways
    SINGAPORE's biggest marine fuels supplier has suggested performance bonds and tighter financial and management requirements for bunker operators to avoid criminal practices.
  • Thailand plans cruise terminal in hub bid
  • Tg Pelepas chief willing to work with PSA
  • MISC bidding for Indian shipping line: report
  • Inquiry called into Adsteam towage price hike plan
  • Asia lines revamp joint services
Air and Land Transport
  • Officials seek to keep aviation industry aloft
    AVIATION officials from 187 countries met in Montreal on Tuesday under the auspices of the International Civil Aviation Organisation to find ways to counter air terrorism and restore confidence in an industry hit hard by the Sept 11 terrorist attacks.
  • 60m urgent funding for UK air traffic control service
  • Thai Airways to add more flights within Asia
  • China airlines chalk up 690m yuan profit
  • Boeing confirms provisional S Korea fighter jet deal
  • Rolls-Royce in US$2b jet engine contract
  • Log Book
Features
  • Selling airplanes with humour and a smile
    FEW jobs seem more challenging in the wake of Sept 11 than selling commercial airplanes.

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Sched Netweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2002
  • HPC successful in Chinese urban master plan competition
  • China to introduce new law to aid small companies
  • Amsterdam hosts shipper-carrier forum
  • PTP head speaks on supply chain management at TOC Asia
  • Singapore's MPA revokes Meridian's bunker licences
  • Hong Kong Lunar New Year sees monthly cargo surge
  • IATA says airlines benefited from increased traffic in
  • Ansett Sydney terminal agreement reached

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Cargowebweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • 662 million euro loss DaimlerChrysler
  • P&O Nedlloyd on shiptracking
  • Problems UK air traffic control
  • 'Profit for Chinese airlines'
  • Logistics.com with CargoSmart
  • Freightgate with new service

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Exim Indiaweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2002
  • EEPC move to boost trade with Nigeria, Ghana
  • Duty drawback, DEPB schemes may be rationalised
  • Govt may allow self-declaration for electronic parts import
  • Steel producers see Chinese market as potential substitute to US
  • Leading global & Indian players in race for SCI stake
  • Swiss to resume daily service from Mumbai
  • Jet charts out new horizons to enhance services
  • Commerce Ministry makes out case for interest rate cut on export obligation defaults
  • Wheat export target may prove elusive
  • Tea exports dip by 13 pc in 2001
  • Mexican Ambassador sees scope for closer trade ties with India
  • India to seek wider access to US textile market
  • CII team spots ample business prospects in Afghanistan
  • Govt hammering out strategy for services sector export
  • Finance Minister may not effect major changes in MAT, corporate tax
  • International software players making beeline to Bangalore

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • Sluggish demand in Panama Canal
  • Oil falls on expectations of US stock build and swift end to Russian export limitations
  • Firm bunker market in St. Eustatius
  • Mixed demand in Suez
  • Argentine market report: Fuel exports tax from March 1 may affect bunker prices
  • Fujairah and Oman market snapshot
  • Market report for Chile
  • Busy market noted in Poland
  • Russia seen unlikely to extend oil export cuts - cheating runs rampant among producers
  • Saudi posted prices and market report

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International Transport Journalweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2002
  • Russian railroads
  • Central Asian republics: strengthen cooperation in customs procedures
  • Port of Bourgas renovation and expansion project
  • PetroLesPort JSC reduces rates
  • U.S. Maritime Security Exhibition and Conference
  • Shipping Australia welcomes government inquiry into towage services
  • APL wins both of Sri Lanka's top shipping awards
  • BV development underpins cutting edge LNG vessel
  • Libyans Arabia airlines flying back to Paris
  • Baltimore signs cargo handling agreement with CNH Global

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Marine Logweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • ONR orders superconducting propulsion motor
    American Superconductor Corporation has been awarded an $8 million contract for a 6,500 horsepower high temperature superconductor (HTS) motor designed for ship propulsion
  • Diesel-electric LNG tanker
    There are a number of innovative features in an LNG ship ordered by Gaz de France this month.
  • FGH sells AmClyde
    Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. has entering into a contract with Hydralift ASA, a Norwegian company, to acquire substantially all of the assets and activities of AmClyde Engineered Products (AmClyde) for approximately $36 million.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • Legal snag keeps Port of Vancouver, USA from pursuing events center land purchase
  • Cummins building natural gas buses for use at Seattle Airport
  • UPS takes top honors in Fortune magazine survey
  • Corps closing locks for maintenance at three Columbia River dams
  • Three shipping lines combine pair of East Coast U.S. services

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Lloyd's Listweb site
FEBRUARY 21, 2002
  • Owners welcome cuts in Britain's light dues
    BRITAIN is to reduce charges imposed on merchant vessels and fishing boats which pay for navigational aids in UK waters, writes Janet Porter.
  • Eight show interest as suitors line up to share in Tirrenia sell-off
    PLANS to privatise Italian state carrier Tirrenia di Navigazione have already attracted the interest of eight groups, according to the company's managing director.
  • Big lines may shun clogged UK ports
    MAERSK Sealand has abandoned its normally low profile to warn that deepsea lines could start serving Britain by feeder because of a critical shortage of container port capacity.
  • North of England expects tonnage increase
    THE North of England P&I Club expects to increase the amount of tonnage it insures for liabilities by 5%, writes Janet Porter.

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Fairplayweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • Alaska tanker fined over spill
  • Med owners seek say in policy
  • Millers seeks Lloyd's agency
  • Thailand rejects NYK request
  • Steady as she goes for Qatar Nav
  • Grimaldi slams Med short-sea plans
  • SembCorp rides on strong yard show
  • FGH sell AmClyde to Hydralift
  • Spain creates short-sea body
  • US increases Pakistan textile quota
  • Lines ask court to halt hike
  • Oz vehicle exports in top gear
  • POAL lifted by transhipment boost
  • Traghetti-Minoan venture from May
  • Foreign insurance monopoly broken
  • Adsteam increases rejected
  • Four bid for Bordeaux towage
  • Algeria invites bids for CNAN
  • Part failure 'caused foil accident'
  • Indian mariners back SCI strike
  • Korea takes anti-piracy measures
  • Panama prints on Canadian seizures
  • Tampa master honoured by 'captors'
  • OMI sees Q4 profits slump
  • Malaysian ports marching ahead
  • HHI all set to separate from group

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • UPS move targets logistics, finance
    A new unit will combine the full range of logistics, freight, finance and supply chain consulting services.
  • United Cargo offers same-day heavy freight service
    The airline sees a "fragmented" market, but forwarders complain that the carrier is targeting their business - again.
  • New port for growing Shanghai
    China revealed plans to construct a new deepwater port near Shanghai ahead of steep growth projections for its largest port.
  • Lufthansa says no rate increase on U.S. cargo exports
  • Web ocean booking venture gets first customer
  • Court rules foreign-made costumes are apparel
  • Prologis acquires Texas distribution centers
  • Tampa OKs $9M in port security contracts
  • Qiva names Broderick CEO
  • Freightgate calls for e-contract standards
  • NITL voters approve carrier members
  • TIACA establishes Johnson scholarship
  • Oslo exchange will delist ACL

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
FEBRUARY 21, 2002
  • Pas de décisions sur ABX avant vendredi
    Le conseil des ministres restreint prévu pour hier mercredi matin n’a pas eu lieu, la ministre concernée au premier chef par le dossier ABX Logistics, Isabelle Durant (Ecolo), étant absente (elle était à Montréal pour une réunion sur la sécurité aérienne). Il a donc été remis à vendredi. Entretemps, une campagne de lobbying en tous sens se déroule, sur base de laquelle il est possible de déceler les positions des partis de la coalition. Selon nos informations, il est quasiment acquis que les socialistes - flamands et wallons - défendront le projet défendu par l’administateur délégué de la SNCB, Etienne Schouppe, qui est de filialiser la division de transport routier et de logistique et d’ouvrir son capital à des tiers, la SNCB conservant le contrôle. “Il y a neuf chances sur dix qu’ABX ne sera pas vendu”, nous a dit une source très bien informée. Schouppe a lui aussi contribué à ce lobbying de dernière minute en accordant une interview à nos confrères du Tijd et de l’Echo. Il en ressort que sept groupes ont proposé de prendre une participation. Il y aurait même une offre ferme pour 25% du capital, le maximum autorisé par le gouvernement.
  • Aviapartner doit faire face à de nombreux défis
    A l’instar de la situation générale du secteur aéronautique mondial, le groupe d’assistance au sol Aviapartner a connu une année 2001 difficile qui se clôturera dans les chiffres rouges. Toutefois, et sur base des mesures prises l’an dernier, des développements dans des pays comme la France, les Pays-Bas et l’Allemagne et d’une certaine reprise, Alex Verougstraete, président et CEO du groupe, se dit déterminé et optimiste de voir son cash flow augmenter d’un tiers en 2002.
  • UTi Worldwide prend le contrôle du groupe espagnol SLI
    Le groupe logistique américain UTi Worldwide a pris le contrôle total de Grupo SLI & Union. SLI est l’abbréviation de Servicios Logisticos Integrados. Ce prestataire de services logistiques et exploitant de magasins espagnol avec QG à Madrid, dispose d’environ 25 implantations en Espagne et au Portugal. SLI deviendra une des plus importantes opérations d’UTi sur le continent européen.

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TradeWindsweb site
FEBRUARY 20, 2002
  • Trafigura named in Thai shipping row
    Oil trader that fixed stranded ULCC Essex features in another scrap over a disputed cargo.
  • Seven Mountain moves in on VLCC
    Korean charterer traditionally centred on dry cargo trades breaks ranks to fix VLCC on period business.
  • Losses cut at Srab
    Profitable fourth quarter not enough to keep Swedish tanker owner out of the red in 2001.
  • Star Reefers takes on boxship players
    UK-based reefer owner is going up against container lines for the New Zealand fruit trade.
  • Bidders crowd in for SCI
    Head count for interested parties is higher than first reported.
  • North Sea Shipping wins five-year charter
    Norwegian offshore shipowner has tied up NOK 320m of business for its Spanish newbuilding.
  • Jo Tankers lines up newbuildings
    Chemical tanker player is extending its fleet with owned and chartered in new vessels.
  • Jody F still stuck
    Tugs have failed to budge cargoship grounded off New Zealand beach.
  • Hyundai set for March spin off
    Korean shipbuilder set to shed half stake in loss-making cruiseship project in bid to go it alone.
  • Canada hauls in only three ships in January
    A Latvian Shipping tanker and two boxships were held by Canadian port state control inspectors in January.
  • Eastbound boxes reach three-year high
    Despite depressed freight rates and the global slowdown boxes shipped topped 7m teu.
  • Suez Canal revenues fall
    Authority says less traffic used the strategic waterway last year hitting revenue figures.

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