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Shipping Timesweb site
JANUARY 24, 2002
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  • New security rules to prevent stowaways
    NEW standards and recommended practices for dealing with stowaways have been officially adopted by the International Maritime Organisation at a recent committee session.
  • PSA striving to satisfy customers: EDB chief
  • Antwerp expansion work to begin after govt intervention
  • NOL hikes port charges in China
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing bets on defence to weather slump
    FIVE days after Boeing Co chairman Phil Condit said the airline slump would cost the company US$700 million in the fourth quarter, he got a break: a deal to supply the US military with refuelling jets.
  • S&P may up Air NZ credit rating
  • Catering, freight workers at Qantas reject pay rise deal
  • Ansett's mileage points in limbo
  • Investor group buys grounded Brazil airline
  • Shareholders split on Carnival's higher bid
    DIVISIONS are emerging between big shareholders in P&O Princess Cruises, as some opened the door to talks with Carnival Corp, soon after the world's biggest cruise line raised its hostile bid.

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Sched Netweb site
JANUARY 24, 2002
  • UNCTAD predicts Asian future
  • Schenker acquires Shanghai holding in Expotrans
  • Quality and age come together for Famous Pacific partner
  • IPBCC members announce war risks receding
  • Hactl reports 9 per cent decline in air cargo for 2001
  • Emirates, Maersk ink agreement
  • China Southern Airlines reinstates Middle East service

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Cargowebweb site
JANUARY 23, 2002
  • Chinese New Year blessing for "K" Line
  • German airport attracts buyers
  • World Bank reserves in improve transport services
  • Clicklogistics joins hands with ACCUSHIP
  • ITF supports El Salvador airport workers

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Exim Indiaweb site
JANUARY 24, 2002
  • MOL-SCI consortium tie up finance for PLL contract
  • Graded system of tonnage tax recommended - Rakesh Mohan Committee report forwarded to Fin. Minister
  • EU cuts duty on Indian flowers
  • Govt extends dumping duty on NBR for 6 months
  • Auto Expo generates $ 218,000 export orders
  • GMB playing pivotal role in minor ports' development
  • J. M. Baxi achieves record loading of feldspar at Vizag Port
  • Indian Airlines to buy 39 aircraft
  • 'Differentiated' approach to tea markets mooted
  • Indo-UAE Joint Business Council poised to take-off
  • Govt to consider 100 pc tariff binding on coffee
  • Karnataka move to set up privatised grain silos
  • Bright future for copper with telecom sector growth seen
  • Govt campaign to boost organic tea exports
  • Sinha hints at slashing peak Customs duty
  • Price competition to mark post-APM regime in petro-products
  • FCI restores rice transport subsidy for exporters
  • Petro-goods to attract specific duties from 2002-03 Budget
  • Dipak Chatterjee is new Commerce Secy in reshuffle of bureaucrats
  • Carpet expo at ITPO complex next month
  • Gujarat Customs to celebrate 50th anniversary of WCO tomorrow
  • Coffee festival in Feb. to market India's quality brew

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JANUARY 23, 2002
  • Activity picks up again in well-supplied St. Eustatius
  • Panama prices steady, tighter avails
  • Oil firmer but may fall after APIs, product prices rise as US refiners cut runs
  • Stagnant Suez market moves unexpectedly higher
  • Minor price fluctuations in Arab Gulf bunker market, some tight avails
  • Iraqi oil exports bounce back
  • Valero cuts refinery runs due to poor margins
  • Master could face jail after oil spill in Thailand
  • Small changes to Saudi posted prices
  • Steady market in Argentina
  • Rotterdam a little firmer
  • Clarksons Bunker Group becomes OceanConnect UK Limited

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JANUARY 23, 2002
  • Port of Tacoma celebrating completion of Maersk pier extension
  • Open Skies deal with France paves way for airline alliance
  • Labor Council treasurer talks NAFTA in Tacoma
  • Mariners in Crowley fleet meet new IMO standards
  • Coast Guard finds drugs onboard abandoned shrimp boat

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JANUARY 24, 2002
  • Here comes the bride to cruiseships if UK ban gives way to banns
    WEDDING bells could soon be ringing out on cruiseships re-registered in the UK, writes Janet Porter.
  • Uproar in class societies over 'second-rate' jibes
    A WAR of words broke out between major classification societies yesterday, over claims from a string of top shipping figures that all but three or four are second-rate.
  • ABP refuses to take on returning Humber pilots
    MEMBERS of Humber Pilots will turn up for work this morning, but Associated British Ports will not be calling on their services. The pilots' co-operative ended a six-week strike on Tuesday, four days before its contract is formally due to expire.
  • Germany confirms boxship probe
    CONTAINERSHIP owners are to be questioned by antitrust regulators about plans to remove surplus tonnage from the charter market.
  • Black-empowerment tanker firm wins deal
    According to Sithembisa Mthethwa, chief executive of Dudula and the current chairman of Southern Tankers, the deal is worth close to R600m ($49.6m).

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Fairplayweb site
JANUARY 23, 2002
  • ABP stands firm on Humber
  • Fairplay charts Northwest Passage
  • French dockers warn of strikes
  • Trasmed keeps its cool
  • Norway 'must justify blacklisting'
  • India reviews port body status
  • Erika master stands firm
  • Brazil looks north for wheat
  • Lost $2M freight payment found
  • Durban surcharge to be reviewed
  • Russian transport minister cleared
  • Short-sea operator seeks incentive
  • K Line uses New Year slowdown
  • Four ships arrested after sinking
  • Humber pilots end their strike
  • Samsung managers applaud robots
  • Barge to solve road congestion
  • Ailing Orlando loses its chairman
  • Analyst doubts Canyon Ranch orders
  • Korea anticipates container growth
  • Greece to recall retired seafarers

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JANUARY 23, 2002
  • EU seeks probe of German ship plan
    Shipowners want to create a mutual club that would compensate operators who lay up vessels in a bid to shore up slumping charter rates
  • United set to open LAX cargo terminal
    The hub will serve as the carrier's top West Coast cargo gateway
  • Zim takes full stake in Israeli forwarder
  • BNSF profit declined in quarter, year
  • Cost-cutting sparks jump in Norfolk Southern earnings
  • Report: SCM security a group effort
  • Truckers block Italy border crossings
  • Evergreen Aviation to carry Afghan relief supplies
  • NTE revenue jumps
  • FMC fines NVOCC $1.2 million
  • Martinair Cargo to launch Amsterdam-San Francisco service
  • Delta, Air France restore pact with Korean Air

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JANUARY 24, 2002
  • De Palacio veut une vitesse moyenne de 60 km/h pour les trains de marchandises
    En marge d’un exposé sur le nouvelles mesures ferroviaires de la Commission européenne (voir LL du 18/1), la commissaire Loyola de Palacio a déclaré que la Commission veut voir l’accès au réseau ferroviaire international pour le transport de marchandises au sein de l’Union réalisé en 2006 au lieu de 2008. La Commission veut également que le transport de marchandises national soit libéralisé début 2008. D’ici la fin de l’année, De Palacio introduira en outre une proposition visant la libéralisation complète du transport de personnes par rail dans l’UE. Dans ce contexte, elle pense également à 2008, mais elle entend préalablement procéder à une concertation avec les Etats-membres et le Parlement européen.
  • ICF deviendra une société anonyme d’ici la fin du premier semestre 2002
    Transformation de la société coopérative Intercontainer-Interfrigo en société anonyme, rééquilibrage de la situation chez Allied Continental Intermodal, lancement prudent de nouveaux produits, création de bureaux propres en Allemagne et futures participations financières dans certains terminaux-clés. Tels ont été les points principaux abordés par la direction d’ICF au cours d’une conférence de presse à Bâle.
  • David Whitehead (ESPO): “2001 a été une année cruciale pour le secteur portuaire”
    Le Comité exécutif de l’Organisation européenne des ports maritimes communautaires ESPO s’est rassemblé hier à Bruxelles pour discuter du Port Package de la CE. Il a surtout traité de l’aspect manutention. L’ESPO va proposer d’augmenter la durée des concession avancée par la Commission pour les terminaux, de 25 à 35 ans.
  • Ports français: menace de grève pour le 29 janvier
    En raison d’un mouvement larvé se traduisant ici et là par des arrêts de travail, le fonctionnement normal des ports français était déjà perturbé depuis le 26 novembre dernier. Le conflit risque maintenant de prendre une autre dimension. La Fédération nationale des Ports & Docks (FNPD/CGT) lance en effet un appel à ses adhérents, les dockers, pour une amplification du mouvement à compter du 29 janvier. Du côté des employeurs, l’Union nationale des Industries de la Manutention (UNIM) parle “d’un nouveau chantage” qui menace la fiabilité des ports français.

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TradeWindsweb site
JANUARY 23, 2002
  • Totem Ocean to expand fleet size
    The two new 25,000-dwt ro-ro vessels will carry the load of the three existing vessels.
  • Shareholder sues RCCL over merger plan
    The lawsuit claims the merger would bring forth damaging US tax liabilities.
  • Canada sets Virgo court briefing date
    The court will decide if Canada needs to help the US gather evidence.
  • US seeks more information on Carnival's bid
    US FTC's request is standard procedure and does not translate to regulatory problems.
  • Navigator Gas director wages war on words
    Battle for control of five giant ethylene carriers hots up with fighting talk from Michael Tziras.
  • Southern Tankers strikes first deal
    Black empowerment company wins oil and chemical shipment deal and locks in newbuilding.
  • Busan port maintains third spot
    Total tonnage handled in 2001 rose by 4.9% despite a stagnant global economy.
  • Fesco heads to China
    Russia's Far Eastern Shipping has ordered three dry cargo ships at Xinhe.
  • Petrobras hooks up ore oiler
    Former Krupp vessel taken on time charter by South American charterer for crude shipments.
  • Bureau Veritas defends IACS
    BV's Bernard Anne mounts vigorous defence against calls for reduced membership of international class body.
  • Montenegrin ferry operator passes half-million mark
    Adriatic shipping company Pomorski Saobracaj carried nearly 600,000 cars in 2001.
  • Russian yards to help pay off Soviet debt
    St Petersburg's Northern Shipyard and others are to build ships for Czech Republic to settle old scores.
  • Aker gets green light from EU on Kvaerner merger
    Success of Kvaerner rescue rests with Norway after European Union approves oil and gas tie-up.
  • Buchanan gets top job at Fisher
    UK tanker owner James Fisher promotes from within as Angus Buchanan becomes chief executive officer.
  • V. Ships wins Great Lakes bulkers
    Ship manager adds more vessels to its Canadian fleet after wooing NM Paterson & Sons.
  • Russian owners ordered 33 ships in 2001
    Government figures show more than half of orders made by Russian companies went to domestic yards.
  • Chowgule confirms panamax sale
    The Indian owner received $13.43m for a 1997-built bulker, but is not seeking to sell any other ships.
  • Yen falls 15% in past four months
    Downward spiral of Japanese currency against the US dollar continues unabated.
  • BUE Marine inks Caspian oil field vessel
    Scottish offshore firm orders innovative ship to cater to the extremes of the region.
  • AET "not for sale" insists NOL
    Singapore container line tries to scotch talk that it plans to sell its US tanker operation.

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