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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
Shipping News
  • SSA aims for bigger voice for shipping community
    A stronger voice for the shipping community through greater dialogue and engagement is a key aim of the newly elected council of the Singapore Shipping Association , according to its new chief.
  • Taking on a more int'l focus
    CREATED out of a merger of five shipping associations, today's Singapore Shipping Association evolved out of the former Singapore National Shipping Association .
  • Crew of vessels in Chittagong accident still being held
    THE masters and crew of two vessels involved in a Chittagong collision that damaged a number of Bangladesh Navy vessels and caused the temporary closure of the port last week are still being held by authorities.
  • Star Cruises to head Down Under once more
    STAR Cruises will redeploy its liner SuperStar Leo to Australian waters from its Hong Kong home port for a southern summer cruise season between January and March 2004, the group announced yesterday.
  • European court cancels TSA's price- fixing fine
    P&O Nedlloyd, Atlantic Container Line and other shipping companies had a 273 million-euro European Union price-fixing fine cancelled by the region's second-highest court.
  • Australia preparing to bring home 'ship of death' sheep
    AUSTRALIA said yesterday it is preparing to bring home and slaughter more than 50,000 sheep stranded on the so-called 'ship of death' if no country emerges to accept them in the next two to three days.
Air and Land Transport
  • Taskforce to review Sydney jet fuel contingency plans
    THE Australian government will join forces with the oil and airline industries to investigate contingency supply plans for Sydney airport after a shortage of jet fuel disrupted international flights last week.
  • Japan Airlines, ANA get loans from govt
  • Troops to guard Bangkok airport ahead of Apec
  • Myanmar airline in joint venture
  • 33 firms bid for Cairo airport project
  • Vietnam Airlines to begin direct flights to Busan
Strait Talk
  • EU emissions policy set to cause next IMO row
    OVER the past few months the single-hull tanker phase-out debate has been the main focus of debate at the International Maritime Organization.

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • IAL Shipping Agencies despatches first LCL box ex-ICD-SBI to Dubai
  • Essar Shipping 'most quality conscious co'
  • Capt. P. V. K. Mohan nominated to National Shipping Board
  • MANSA holds 25th AGM
  • Kolkata jewellery SEZ aims Rs 1,000 cr. exports
  • Plastic exports touch $ 940 million in 2002-03
  • MbPT reaffirms commitment to promoting & developing cruise terminal
  • MICT's first Quay Gantry Crane swings into operation to achieve 14.5 moves per hour
  • Conversion of BT into CT JNPT awaiting MoS' say on price bids issue
  • IPA data reveals fall in cargo handling cost at JNP over 6 years
  • CONCOR puts off Cossipore-New Guwahati domestic run
  • 'Highways need to be upgraded technologically'
  • Forex reserves touch $ 88.556 bn
  • Inflation rises to 4.35 pc
  • Export uptrend in face of fierce competition commendable, says SRTEPC chief
  • Arun Todi re-elected AIEC President
  • 14th batch of Export Import Workshop from Oct. 4
  • GCCI team meets JPC with list of demands

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • Halifax: Bunker operations interrupted by hurricane Juan
  • East Coast markets firm with crude
  • Lack of demand keeps Montreal steady
  • Bominflot staff announcement
  • Oil supported by first sign of cooler temperatures
    Oil prices were firming for the second day running in London and New York today as the first forecast of cooler weather for the US Northeast sharpened market focus on low heating oil stocks.
  • Oman, Salalah: STS bunker operations at anchorage resume
  • Good demand and rising numbers keeps Fujairah on its toes
  • Suez: Aggressive pricing keeps demand healthy
  • Hong Kong price gains lose momentum, Taiwan rises again
  • St Petersburg remains steady
  • Fuel catalyst shows great promise on efficiency & emissions
    Test runs done with a fuel catalyst called "Green Plus" show great promise in the product's ability to improve fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions. The company behind Green Plus, Biofriendly Corporation, is cooperating with a number of shipping companies in assessing the effectiveness of Green Plus.
  • Rotterdam market firm

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • Air France and KLM create Europe's largest airline group
  • Victor Li interested in Air Canada
  • P&O Nedlloyd withdraws Europe West/Africa Service
  • AutoRack secures 3,500-teu order
  • Indonesian freight forwarders fear foreign competition

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • Court upholds commission findings but annuls record fines on liner conference
  • Odfjell Seachem accepts fine and jail sentences
  • Critical year for EU shipyards

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Conrad to build USACE crane barge
    $5.5 million award
  • Bay to build tank barges for Moran
    Two 110,000 bbl ocean-class, double-hull, hot oil tank barges
  • New tugboat design for Penn ATB
    Atlantic III from Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Fines quashed but Taca fails to clear its name
    TRANSATLANTIC container lines have won a long battle to have record-breaking fines quashed, but failed to clear their names of anti-competitive behaviour.
  • Appledore calls in receivers after it runs out of work
    RECEIVERS have been called at Appledore Shipyards, the UK's oldest remaining commercial shipbuilder.
  • Odfjell shares fall in Oslo as Europe fine threat looms
    INVESTORS yesterday inflicted further punishment on chemical tanker giant Odfjell, following its $42.5m fine and US jail terms for price-fixing executives, with shares in Oslo losing almost 9% value.
  • Hamburg Süd replaces brands
    TWO brand names are to disappear from the Hamburg Süd portfolio, writes Janet Porter.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • EU court quashes TACA fines
    THE EUROPEAN Court of First Instance has quashed fines totalling '273M ($314M) initially imposed against members of the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement (TACA) in 1998 for abuse of competition rules.
  • Have your say!
    Is Cormo Express the end of the line for the livestock trade? Or are the politicians endangering a well-regulated and humane trade? Have your say!
  • Fuzhou raises navigation alarm
    DANGER lurks in China's south-eastern port of Fuzhou as all 112 aids to navigation have broken down.
  • Lines welcome TACA fine decision
    THE shipping companies involved in the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement appeal have welcomed the decision to annul the record-breaking '273M collective fine.
  • US puts ports on the target list
    MARITIME security levels at US ports remain unchanged despite a US Department of State public announcement.
  • New era for Brazil's oil exports
    BRAZIL'S oil export industry has entered a new era with Shell's first shipment of oil from the FPSO Fluminense off the coast of Macae in Rio de Janeiro state.
  • Tasman Spirit: diplomats brought in
  • China eases cabotage for Japanese
  • Potash boost for Aqaba
  • Decision on 'hearsay' angers Alang
  • WG&A responds to terror threat
  • Chief officer killed on ferry
  • Ports directive compromise agreed
  • Lloyd Werft clarifies mud solution
  • Japanese public port goes private
  • Israeli ports paralysed by strike

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • Air France, KLM agree to merger
    The deal creates Europe's biggest carrier with $22 billion in revenues and calls for the French airline to eventually take over its smaller Dutch rival.
  • More funding needed for port security
    U.S. port group endorses federal grant levels for 2004, but say more is needed.
  • EU court overturns record TACA fine
  • EU approves port plan despite Rotterdam protest
  • Deutsche Post will use bank IPO to fund logistics buys
  • Taiwan carriers push for mainland flights
  • Roadway sees Q3 loss, cuts revenue forecast
  • Escott new president of Schneider Logistics
  • Emery will pay $6M hazmat fine
  • BDP International deploys G-Log software
  • AGI begins cargo handling at O'Hare
  • EU, U.S. to start open-skies talks

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • European Court cancels '273m fines but raps lines for 'needlessly' prolonging TACA case
    The European Court of the First Instance (CFI) has cancelled fines totalling '273 (US$318.55) million meted out by the EC to the Trans-Atlantic Conference Agreement (TACA) member lines in 1998.
  • Provisional deal reached in Canadian WC waterfront talks
    Waterfront employers and the union representing more than 400 foremen at Canadian West Coast ports today announced a tentative settlement for a renewed collective agreement.
  • HHLA takes quarter interest in St. Petersburg terminal
  • Proposed USWC pollution rules leave carriers concerned
  • JNPT's bid documents ready, but demands guaranteed throughput
  • Opening of deep-level Gotthard rail tunnel delayed till 2015
  • Transport strike hits Cochin Port
  • Winner-Athens lectures rail operators on European intermodalism
  • S.Korea maritime minister to woo shipping companies and shippers
  • Containerisation not an adequate security measure, says consultant
  • Major shipper boosts INTTRA-Link

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • Stolt shares continue slide in New York
    Odfjell pleas seen as potential blow.
  • Bulker values rocket
    Owners waive inspections as secondhand sales candidates evaporate.
  • Wartsila faces graft investigation
    Prosecutor to probe marine engine sale bribery allegations.
  • Vafias fixes with Vela?
    Stealth Maritime charters VL Chios for two years to Middle Eastern oil major.
  • Price-fixing reprieve for container lines
    Transatlantic operators' 1998 fine quashed by European Union court after appeal.
  • Romanian freighter dubbed 'rustbucket'
    Paris MOU highlights another scary case from its 2003 detainee list.
  • Simon boss steps down as downsizing continues
    Shrinking UK ports owner follows disposals with closure of new head office and management shake-up.
  • Israel port strike strands 30 ships
    Haifa, Ashdod and Eliat closed in protest against competition plans.
  • Bulker rates hit all time highs
    Are bulk shipowners seeing a higher rate floor developing?
  • Odfjell pays a price
    Price fixing penalties wipe $30m off market value of Norwegian chemical carrier owner.
  • Cyprus rates tweaked again by EMTA
    Container conference adds to cost of exporting from northern Europe.
  • Gaz de France confirms LNG order
    Chantiers de l'Atlantique finally inks in expensive and long-awaited gas ship.
  • Samoa lines up cruiseship
    South Pacific nation mulling plan for state-run owner to buy passenger vessel.
  • Australia mulls return of stranded sheep
    Agriculture minister Warren Truss does shipment U-turn as pressure mounts.
  • CSDC inks more domestic tankers
    China Shipping Group subsidiary confirms additional newbuilding orders at Dalian New and Guangzhou.
  • Singapore next to join LNG bandwagon?
    Lion Republic studying the prospects for using liquefied natural gas to cut dependency on neighbours.
  • Great Eastern adds to orderbook
    Indian shipowner opts for domestic yard as its newbuilding backlog grows to ten ships.
  • Orey's margins slide
    Portuguese broker and agent increases revenues in first half, but cannot boost profit.
  • Saudis handover Limburg suspects
    Two men suspected of involvement in the VLCC terror attack have been extradited to Yemen.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2003
  • Court cancels $300 million EC fines of TACA carriers
  • Med/Arabia carriers raise eastbound rates
  • OMI sheds two single-hull product carriers
  • British Airways chief encourages cross-border airline mergers
  • Qatar adds Amsterdam to India cargo connection
  • Russia launches air mail delivery to remote locations
  • MOL Logistics affiliate opens office in Hangzhou
  • Hong Kong exports in August rose except to U.S.
  • MTMC extends American Auto Logistics contract
  • Eurasian countries push for improved regional trade, security
  • Ryder, Allied Holdings settle litigation
  • U.S. aid agency promotes transportation infrastructure in Mexico
  • USMEF develops exports promotion program for small meat shippers
  • German port operator HHLA takes stake in Russian port
  • South Korean port digs out after massive storm
  • Eight cranes arrive at CSX World Terminals facility in Caucedo

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