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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2002
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  • Anti-boarding system proposed to protect ships
    AMID the spectre of rising maritime piracy and terrorism, the International Maritime Bureau has proposed electrified fences and special protected channels for oil tankers.
  • Transpacific trade volume gap hits record
  • EU takes complaint on Korean subsidies to WTO
  • Ship sinks in stormy Caspian Sea, 37 missing
Air and Land Transport
  • Virgin to change overweight passenger policy? Fat hope
    VIRGIN Atlantic Airways said on Tuesday it would not change its policy for overweight passengers, despite paying out 13,000 to a woman squashed by an obese woman on a transatlantic flight.
  • Lufthansa rejects staff demand for 9% pay rise
  • Shenzhen Airport's profit falls 16%
  • ANA to stop flying Tokyo-Aomori route
  • Korean Air, Asiana cut weekly overseas flights
  • LOG Book
  • Many retrenched airline workers still jobless
  • Northwest, pilots delay contract talks
  • United, flight attendants begin talks

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2002
  • Inter-departmental meeting for US bound HK departures
  • Japanese consortium hits the gas with new LNG carrier
  • APL and APL Logistics get thumbs up for IT performance
  • MSC improves South American and Caribbean services
  • Brennan puts direct call through to Cyprus weekly
  • UPS pleased with outcome of Hong Kong, US air pact
  • Envirotainer makes Savi choice for fresh deliveries
  • DHL extends collection times to four Asian stations

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Cargowebweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Mediators to orientate in West Coast ports
    Three federal mediators toured port terminals in Oakland after doing the same thing Monday in Long Beach and Los Angeles.
  • Amsterdam air cargo up 4.5 per cent
    Amsterdam Airport Schiphol welcomed 0.7 per cent more passengers during the first nine months of 2002 compared with the same period last year.
  • TNT Express boosts service in US
    TNT Express unveiled faster services between Europe and the USA and Canada by introducing improved next day deliveries to nine business centres across North America, including New York, Washington, Chicago and Toronto.
  • UPS weaker in domestic market
    UPS stated for the quarter ended Sept. 30, 2002, revenue totaled $7.75 billion, up 4.8 per cent from the US$7.4 billion reported during the prior-year period.
  • Asian ports share database for security
    The seven member nations of the Asian Ports Association (APA) plan to enhance regional maritime security by developing a shared database of vessel, cargo and shipper particulars, headed by Singapore.
  • 'Hutchison wants to acquire Le Havre terminal'
    Hutchison International Port Holdings has expressed interest in constructing berths at the Port of Le Havre, France's largest, Chinese-language newspapers in Hong Kong reported.

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2002
  • APL to launch direct Indian Subcontinent-USEC service - Maiden voyage ex-Colombo on Oct. 28, calling NSICT on Nov. 2
  • Clove planters stave off Indonesian competition
  • Gem, jewellery trade captures 55 pc of world market
  • Synthetic textile exporters turn spotlight on to widening African markets
  • Steel exporters see vast market potential in China
  • Govt seeks private funds for urban infrastructure
  • Completed Golden Quadrilateral can save Rs 8,000 cr. a year, estimates study
  • UK firm wants share of highway projects
  • Budget 2003-04 to be transparent, accelerate economic reforms
  • AEPC to assess knitted garment shippers' capability before quota allotments
  • Govt clears FDI proposals worth Rs 95 crore
  • PC sales may rise by 15 per cent
  • Fuel price hike will hit industry adversely : AIAI
  • High growth rates in manufacturing sector possible: Experts
  • Do away with entry tax on garments, pleads Greater Mysore Chamber
  • US to donate soyabean oil to CARE, CRS
  • 4.9 pc increase in IIP clocked during April-August
  • HEPC scripting revival strategy for handlooms, new product range
  • Reliance shortlisted for bulk silos project
  • Get ISO certification soon, Tea Board tells factories
  • CBEC fancies hike in SKD car kits import duties
  • Fema rules to be changed for setting up offshore banking units in SEZs
  • Welsh trade team coming in Nov.
  • Services exports & tourism to be theme of IITF 2002 from Nov. 14 to 27

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Business as usual on the US East Coast
  • Low demand on the Canadian East Coast
  • Crude little changed as API/DOE confirm US stock builds
  • Ecuador market update
  • Argentina: Tight avails at major ports
  • African market report from GAC
  • Bad weather beats barges in Novorossiysk
  • USCG imposes tanker security zone
  • Canary Islands: Operations running smoothly
  • Rotterdam steady and quiet this morning, tight barges
  • Buyers watch and wait in the Gibraltar Straits
  • ENOC expands UAE supply ports
  • Demand expected to rise as prices fall in Istanbul
  • Uruguay: Avails normalise and prices fall
  • Busan market drops the pace
  • Competitive Saudi prices, availability hiccups in Dammam
  • Piraeus' ups have a down side

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Air Macau inaugurates freight-only service
  • Ariana Afghan Airlines flies A300 from Frankfurt to Kabul
  • ERS plans to take over traction for European container blocktrains
  • German port operator takes over two Czech ports on the Elbe river
  • CKYHS reinforces all its water and transatlantic service links
  • Brennan starts direct service to Cyprus
  • DPWN closes deal with Cathay
  • New block train service from Verona to Romania
  • Yield decline is the biggest problem facing air cargo, say 500 industry leaders
  • EIB to continue its financial support for TGV Est Europe

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Singapore Technologies unit completes Halter acquisition
    Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd (ST Engg) has issued a statement saying it is pleased to announce the successful completion of the acquisition of Friede Goldman Halter's shipbuilding facilities through its U.S. subsidiary, VT Halter Marine, Inc.
  • Navy order for Bollinger/Incat
    Bareboat charter of Mine Warfare Command test platform
  • Northrop Grumman gets some Swedish stealth
    Kockums is to join a team assembled by Northrop Grumman's Ship System sector to complete for the U.S. Navy's Focused Mission Vessel Study

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Coast Guard sets security zones to protect tankers in Puget Sound
  • Boomerang Box returns with load of toys for mystery location
  • Standard time falling back on Sunday, October 27
  • Panama Canal tolls for 2002 nearly $10 million over last year
  • Port of Portland holds last public marine terminals planning meeting

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 24, 2002
  • Virtual nightmare: computer brings ultimate catastrophe to life
    AN AIRLINER hits the funnel of a cruiseship and then crashes into a containership and explodes in the port of Durban, writes James Brewer.
  • Royal Caribbean digs in heels on $62m fee
    ROYAL Caribbean will demand the controversial "termination fee" of $62.5m if its estranged partner P&O Princess merges with rival suitor Carnival next month, the Miami company confirmed yesterday.
  • QBE offers fixed premium to Far East owners
    TOP insurance group QBE has launched a campaign in the Far East to win the custom of shipowners for its fixed premium protection and indemnity facility, writes James Brewer.
  • UK Club turns up heat with 25% increase for renewals
    LEADERS of UK P&I Club, the largest in the industry, have set premium increases for February 2003 at what could well turn out to be an industry average - 25%.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Angry Al Najat victims demand jobs
  • Guayaquil overwhelmed by fraud
  • Santos caught in debt web
  • Durban delays push privatisation
  • US-Europe talks stumble
  • Caribbean faces cruise challenge
  • World Bank to 'fund port security'
  • US West Coast talks on the line
  • Star Cruises links two Chinas
  • Nautilus goes down
  • OMI claws its way back to profit
  • Who cares about women in shipping?
  • Russian tax relief moves closer
  • Polish yard survival on the agenda
  • Thirty-eight still missing in Caspian
  • Wijsmuller now WorldWise
  • Dogs enlisted in terror tightening
  • Chinese shipping minister removed
  • Italian ports thrown into turmoil
  • Greeks urge IACS to listen to IMO
  • Greek bulker sinks
  • Scandlines employees go to the top
  • Japan may step into yard dispute
  • ASEAN ports to share security data
  • Korean boxes trapped in Mexico

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Employers charge union slowdown
    Waterfront employers submitted documentation to the Department of Justice that they say proves union longshoremen have engaged in a "concerted, systematic work slowdown" since West Coast ports re-opened Oct. 9.
  • Intermodal leads Norfolk Southern
    The rail operator said quarterly earnings were lifted by increases in shipments of manufactured goods.
  • OMI earnings tank
  • Forwarding damps USFreightways earnings
  • New air-cargo facility for Shanghai
  • Pre-clearance for China gateway shipments
  • Mediators tour ports; extension for Taft-Hartley?
  • TNT Express speeds trans-Atlantic services
  • Time charters boost Stelmar results
  • Trucking moves C.H. Robinson 3Q
  • Yellow Corp. will gain $300M from CF's clients
  • U.S. Xpress profits triple
  • Ryder turnaround in third quarter

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
OCTOBER 24, 2002
  • UECC développe de nouveaux trafics à Zeebrugge
    Bonne nouvelle pour le port de Zeebrugge et le manutentionnaire CTO (Combined Terminal Operator): dès le mois de janvier prochain, l’armement UECC (United European Car Carrier) va considérablement développer ses trafics dans le port côtier belge via une refonte de services existants ce qui impliquera deux loops animés chacun par des unités de capacité différentes.
  • DB Cargo acquiert la totalité de Spedition Hangartner
    La division de transport de marchandises des chemins de fer allemands a annoncé qu’elle détient désormais 100% du capital de la société suisse de transport combiné Hangartner, dont le siège est à Aarau. DB Cargo détenait déjà 7,5% des actions depuis décembre 2001 et avait une option sur le reste des actions. Les deux entreprises collaborent depuis de nombreuses années.

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 23, 2002
  • Genmar stuck in the red
    The New York-listed tanker owner widens third quarter net loss to $7.9m.
  • UK Club confirms 25% rate hike
    Directors opt for premium rise instead of reinsurance claim.
  • Trading of TMM shares suspended
    Mexican transportation conglomerate fails to disclose $950m tax refund from government.
  • Indonesia tops piracy attack list
    The number of worldwide reported attacks in January-September rises to 271 from 253 from a year ago.
  • Concordia hikes up loss forecast
    Swedish tanker owner battles on with four elderly VLCCs but hopes for improved fourth quarter.
  • TEN secures new charter contracts
    Pentathlon is chartered to Russian oil company on repositioning voyage.
  • Royal Caribbean forges ahead
    US cruiseship giant continues post 11-September recovery with strong earnings figures.
  • Volgaflot raises its sights
    Russian owner's mixed fleet on course to beat last year's net profits.
  • Japan wants in on WTO subsidy talks
    Japanese shipbuilders condemn alleged Korean state yard support.
  • OMI's earnings evaporate
    Bigger products tanker fleet bails out US owner hit by vanishing crude profits.
  • Gorthon profit climbs
    Forest products shipper's returns boosted by strong volumes and currency gains.
  • Harland & Wolff weighs heavy on Fred Olsen
    Write-downs and provisions at Belfast yard continue to push Norwegian group into the red.
  • Singapore bunker industry faces crisis
    Nearly half the City State's bunker surveyors are found to have taken bribes to falsify records.
  • Sino-Japan alliance is born
    Cosco, Hanjin, K Line and Yang Ming unveil global cooperation.
  • Fourteen rescued from Caspian cargoferry
    Twelve people survive, two later die, and 37 still missing after sinking.
  • SCI may be delisted after sell-off
    Draft privatisation document reportedly reveals plan to remove shipowner's shares from Bombay exchange.
  • USCG beefs up Puget tanker security
    Protection of tankers entering US port stepped up in wake of suspected Limburg terror attack.
  • Dockwise begins Nottingham recovery
    The damaged British warship is loaded aboard Dutch heavylift firm's vessel Swan for return to UK.

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