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Shipping Timesweb site
MAY 29, 2002
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  • IMO proposes range of radical security measures
    THE International Maritime Organisation has agreed on a raft of proposed measures aimed at addressing the threat of terrorist attacks on the global maritime industry.
  • DNV chief exec quits amid internal turmoil
  • Coastal Bunkering licences suspended
  • Turkish maritime official's visit
  • Automated straddle carrier makes debut
  • Fourth body found in Arkansas river tragedy
  • Key West salvors raise 1 tonne marble piece
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  • Air NZ shakes up domestic service, cuts fares and jobs
    AIR New Zealand yesterday said it was scrapping its domestic business class and reducing in-flight services to help restore the national carrier to profitability.
  • Boeing's sonic cruiser may not be fast enough
  • CAL crash similar to 1996 TWA, 1998 Swissair cases
  • Small airline Air Do asks JAL to expand ties
  • All Nippon's sales target unrealistic, says analyst

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Sched Netweb site
MAY 29, 2002
  • Shenzhen catches up with Hong Kong
  • AADA ups bunker surcharge from greater China to Australia
  • China unveils nation's largest containership
  • Pilots will not be armed, association is dismayed
  • FedEx pilots join ALPA union

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Cargowebweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • EU authorizes extra month of state aid
    The European Commission has agreed today that Member States could continue to provide emergency state insurance cover to companies in the air transport industry for a further month, up to 30 June 2002.
  • Canon signs contract with Maersk Logistics
    Maersk Logistics has been awarded the contract for the warehousing and distribution operations of Canon Consumer Imaging in the Nordic area.
  • H&S Transport to acquire Vos Logistics Heerde
    H&S Transport is to acquire Vos Logistics Heerde, the food tanker company of the Vos Logistics group in Oss, The Netherlands.
  • New chief for Railog
    Günther J. Ferk, born in 1967, is the new Managing Director of Railog GmbH, Kriftel, a joint subsidiary company of Schenker AG, Essen, and DB Cargo AG, Mainz.
  • Port tycoon Rotterdam arrested
    The proprietor of the Uniport container terminal in the port of Rotterdam, Hans Vervat, the Port of Rotterdam's Man of the Year 2001, was arrested last weekend when he refused to stop the unloading of a container ship with dangerous goods.
  • China Airlines suspends 12 cargo flights
    China Airlines, Taiwan's biggest carrier, temporarily canceled 12 cargo flights a week so that the planes can undergo safety checks, China Airlines stated two days after the crash in the Taiwan Strait.

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Exim Indiaweb site
MAY 29, 2002
  • Govt may extend transport subsidy in air freight to processed foods
  • Air service talks with Singapore, UK in June
  • 5 pc rise in air freight volume predicted
  • Commerce Ministry to hold talks with EPCs on export target
  • Rain-gods set to shower another bountiful crop
  • Government modifies MDA eligibility provisions
  • TAMC moots new subsidy scheme to upgrade powerlooms
  • Ficci signs MoU with Japanese institute to face cheap imports
  • Rising export demand will haul industrial growth: Ascon survey
  • Exim Bank study projects steep rise in silk exports
  • ATMA registers 6.03 pc rise in tyre exports
  • Cotton imports rise to Rs 2,046 cr.
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 92 million to $ 55,712 million
  • STPI exports up by 47 per cent

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • US Gulf market update
  • Panama busy today, St.Eustatius sees less enquiries
  • Petroplus reports disappointing q1 due to 15 years low refinery margins, but did well in bunkers
  • Less than 13% of oil pollution in the world's seas and oceans comes from ships
  • Lukoil's oil reserves boosted by Caspian finds
  • ExxonMobil Marine Fuels signs Estonia deal
  • MPA suspends licences of Coastal Bunkering Pte Ltd
  • Crude steady to soft as Russian plans to boost oil export seen overshadowing war threat
  • Rotterdam market report from Marine Bunkering

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International Transport Journalweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • CaroTrans names new agent and reinstates Colombia service
  • Straddle carrier terminal to open in Brisbane (Australia)
  • Günther J. Ferk appointed managing director of Railog
  • Gefco obtains ISO- 9001:2000 certification
  • Geodis reports drop in net sales in first quarter 2002
  • Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement (TACA): CAF will remain unchanged for 3rd quarter
  • Royal Nedlloyd in the red
  • BDP invests in Belgian freight forwarder T.I. NV
  • Levi Strauss & Co. awards contract to Tibbett & Britten
  • Fraport reports drop in airfreight throughput

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Marine Logweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • Crusader gun company to buy U.S. Marine Repair
    Two companies closely associated with the name of Reagan era defense secretary Frank Carlucci have announced a deal.
  • DNV boss ousted
    Helge Midttun yesterday resigned as CEO of classification society Det Norske Veritas amid allegations of insider trading, a questionable employment deal and employee unrest.
  • IMO sets the stage for ISPS
    Shipowners who are still digesting the complexities of such things as ISM and STCW will soon have to start wrestling with the demands of a new IMO-required International Ship and Port Facilities Security Code.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MAY 29, 2002
  • UK transport secretary Byers resigns
    BRITAIN'S beleaguered transport secretary Stephen Byers (above) quit the job yesterday, after months of controversy over his handling of the railway system and the activities of Labour Party and civil service spin doctors, writes David Osler.
  • Germany puts brakes on Brussels ports plan
    THE German government has indicated that the EU's much vaunted directive on ports needs further work before it can enter into force.
  • Vervat banged up after explosive fireworks row
    THE owner of container terminals Uniport and Hanno and Rotterdam port man of the year, Hans Vervat, was left reeling after spending a night in a Dutch jail following a row about a shipment of fireworks on a China Shipping vessel in his Waalhaven terminal.
  • Dilmun Shipping tanker 'arrested by creditors'
    BAHRAIN-based chemical tanker specialist Dilmun Shipping, which works closely with many oil majors, has seen at least one of its two vessels, and possibly both, placed under arrest.

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Fairplayweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • Palm Beach finds tenants at last
  • FGH fire sale continues
  • Stowaways embark in Panama - MSC
  • No let-up for Brovig
  • BV's turnover tops euro1Bn
  • Turkish ship in line for hefty fine
  • Seaway bids for longer season
  • United Defense buys Marine Repair
  • Chiwan targets HK box cargo
  • Ship masters at times no masters
  • China puts steel case to WTO body
  • Third Singapore bunkerer suspended
  • Greener breaking rules welcomed
  • Union split threatens ferry turmoil
  • General Dynamics in HDW take-over?
  • SCI market listing assured
  • RINA confirms top two new names
  • Fischer freshens up fruit trade
  • Sydney opts for in-house pilotage
  • No plans to ship Russian oil to US
  • Gard posts loss, but no call
  • Hamburg, Klang in Karachi tie-up
  • China keen on yard talks

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • Sinotrans ships entering trans-Pacific
    The Chinese forwarding and logistics group will launch its first dedicated string of containerships in the trans-Pacific beginning in late June.
  • Hutchison to grow Panama port
    The world's largest private port developer plans to invest $240 million to create one of Latin America's biggest container shipping hubs. Weblog: Pilot blacked out in Okla. barge collision
  • Hapag-Lloyd to acquire rest of VTG
    Hapag-Lloyd AG will raise its stake in its European petrochemical logistics affiliate.
  • Air France cargo, results in black
  • Evergreen launches Haiti service
  • Consolidated Freightways CEO out
  • Seaway eyeing longer season
  • Container group names Sondey
  • Sri Lanka offers shares in bunker fuel provider
  • IMO develops security guidelines
  • RailAmerica sells Texas shortline
  • Teamsters, UPS making progress

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TradeWindsweb site
MAY 28, 2002
  • Halter Marine sold at discount
    Bankrupt FGH sold Halter Marine to Bollinger at 73% discount to the price it paid for in 1999.
  • Singapore suspends Coastal bunkering license
    Coastal will not operate barges or supply bunkers in port of Singapore.
  • Gulfmark improves stock liquidity
    Shareholders will receive an additional company share for every one owned.
  • USMR pulls IPO plan
    The plan is thwarted by UDI's $316m acquisition of United States Marine Repair.
  • Knutsen lines up next tanker newbuilding
    Spanish yard splitting chemical tanker construction with Ukrainian cousin to cut costs.
  • Cruiseship owners eye Olympic berths
    Games committee aiming for transparency with cruise bids.
  • Dutch yard orders slump in 2001
    Netherlands shipbuilders hit by ending of European subsidies last year.
  • Hapag-Lloyd to mop up VTG-Lehnkering shares
    Major shareholder aims for at least 95% of European coastal and river shipowner.
  • Vietnam beefs up shipbuilding capacity
    Shipbuilders talk tanker newbuildings with European owner and cement carriers at home.
  • Alstom unveils massive share issue plan
    Debt reduction scheme will see stock worth EUR 636m up for grabs.
  • LNG ship pooling mooted
    Petronas boss Hassan Marican urges regional players to band together but sceptics call it unrealistic.
  • USCG sends Insiko to the bottom
    Saga involving probably the most expensive dog rescue in maritime history finally comes to an end.
  • Injured Commodore steward wins damages
    A steward injured whilst working aboard a ship run by the US cruise operator gets substantial damages.
  • UK coastguard aids drifting tanker
    Fuel pump change aboard British Shield prompts watching brief off Anglesey.
  • Austal USA inks fast ferry deal
    Aussie builder sees further success for its US joint venture targeting the Jones Act trade.
  • Last Dubai Drydocks victim recovered
    Police recover what is thought to be the last of the victims of the March 23 disaster.

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