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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
Shipping News
  • Samudera to expand its longer-haul routes
    SAMUDERA Shipping Line is poised to expand its longer China, India and Middle East services by adding capacity and services, rather than its traditional short-sea Southeast Asia operations.
  • Mumbai volume pledge could dampen PSA bid
    HEFTY new volume guarantees slapped on a concession for a container terminal in Mumbai, India, could discourage key bidder PSA Corporation, as the Singapore operator has been unable to meet expectations tied to a similar agreement over its Tuticorin terminals.
  • M'sia unlikely to deepen Port Klang's channel
    MALAYSIA's Transport Ministry is unlikely to proceed with a proposal to deepen Port Klang's approach channel to 15m from its current 11.3m due to prohibitive costs and limited demand.
  • Ferry route linking Macau, HK airport opens
    A new ferry route linking Macau directly to a ferry harbour at the Hong Kong International Airport has come in service.
  • PORT Shots
    THE Singapore Shipping Association will hold a Maritime Safety Seminar here tomorrow to update local industry leaders.
Air and Land Transport
  • Airbus bullish about China's A380 orders
    AIRBUS SAS, the world's second-largest planemaker, said its 555-seat A380 aircraft will take up the major share of orders for large aircraft from Chinese carriers in the next 20 years.
  • More merger deals to follow?
  • Emery to pay US$6m fine for violations
  • Cathay's transatlantic bid delays HK-Britain air talks
  • S'pore, Sri Lanka ink air services pact
  • ANA plans pay cuts across the board
Newbuilds
  • Tanker owners build for an uncertain future
    THIS week's newbuilding list is quite spectacular; including three large cruise ships, one VLCC , one LNG carrier and two 'super capesize', 200,000 dwt bulk carriers.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • HKT to replace damaged cranes
  • Cosco (HK) strike deal to raise US$193 million
  • China Shipping begins Xiamen-US west coast service
  • Economic indicators prompt TSA to suggest rate hikes
  • Redundancy package offered as Norfolk Southern reduces headcount
  • Maersk Sealand wins top award
  • Nansha Port orders new cranes
  • Four new Airbus for China Southern
  • DHL launches fast movement for heavyweights
  • FedEx banks on partner discounts
  • SAS group completes Copenhagen office sale
  • New Mexico service to be launched by Continental

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • USWC: Prices soften as demand stays weak
  • US Gulf activity still to pick up after slow September
  • EU single-hull legislation offers only partial protection
    A European Union ban on the carriage of heavy grades of oil in single hull tankers is due to come into force on October 21. Loopholes in the law will allow unscrupulous oil traders to continue shipping fuel oil along the same route as the ill-fated Prestige tanker was following on its last voyage.
  • Modest oil price reaction after weekly US inventory data
    Weekly data on US stocks of crude and petroleum product released today were in most part largely neutral, although compared to market expectations the data could be seen as a little bullish.
  • Industry personality announces retirement
    John Boyd of Engen Petroleum Ltd. in South Africa and a Council member of IBIA announced today that he is about to retire.
  • New Saudi posted prices, market firms
  • Piraeus firms up amid good avails and demand
  • Korea rising, but still competitive
    Despite the bullish rises that have been affecting numbers in the South East Asian region since OPEC announced production cuts, Korean numbers have manged to remain consistently competitve with her neighbours.
  • Russian interests may coincide with OPEC call for cuts
    While OPEC has pledged to cut 900,000 barrels per day (bpd) from the beginning of November, it is looking for non-OPEC oil producers to cut output by 500,000 barrels.
  • Rotterdam steady to firm, some barge tightness

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Chairman of Fiata's Airfreight Institute resigns
  • Shipping Group Hamburg Süd replaces brands
  • Gulf Air to commence new services in November
  • Tchibo and BLG: More deliveries by barge and train
  • Heavylift from Iran to Turkmenistan

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Wärstilä investigated on bribery allegations
  • Stena Bulk confirms ice classed Aframax order
  • Aker Stord wins Snøhvit contract

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • ABS inks accord with NAVSEA
    Agreement calls for joint development of ABS Naval Vessel Rules (NVR) to support the design and acquisition of Naval Combatant Ships and Craft.
  • Roekke off hook?
    Orkla ASA reports "constructive negotiations" on loan

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Corps' Seattle District switching to e-mail notices
  • Columbus/Crowley America Transport changing names to Hamburg Sud
  • Evergreen Line container ship helps Coast Guard with vessel rescue
  • Government figures for August show steel imports drop 22 percent
  • Manitowoc subsidiary company wins order for pair of new barges

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Bust Appledore yard order row
    LANGHAM Industries, the company that called receivers into its subsidiary Appledore Shipbuilders on Monday, has dismissed claims that the yard turned away a containership order in the days before its demise.
  • Brussels drafts E 220bn rail and short-sea plan
    Brussels is considering a E 220bn ($250m) transport spending plan to prioritise key passenger and freight networks, with most of the money earmarked for the railways and short-sea shipping until 2020.
  • SembCorp set to sue auditors
    SEMBCORP Logistics is suing PriceWaterhouse & Co in India over a S$19.8m fraud case that rocked its Indian subsidiary.
  • Tanker rates on route down 50% in one week
    WESTBOUND tanker rates from the Middle East slumped 33% yesterday, extending a recent price slide following the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries' decision to slash crude exports .
  • New deadline for ban on single hull tankers
    CONTROVERSIAL measures to accelerate the phasing out of single hull tankers and ban them from entering European ports will come into force on October 21, writes Brian Reyes.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Australians fight for their future
    AUSTRALIAN shipowners are poised to urge the government to alter policy settings for the domestic shipping industry as a matter of urgency.
  • Uruguay proposes new bulk facility
    URUGUAY'S credentials as a major timber exporter will be strengthened by a proposed deep water terminal at La Paloma on the Atlantic seaboard
  • Receivers move into Appledore
    TENON Recovery, newly appointed receivers of UK shipbuilder Appledore, has begun the difficult task of salving the yard
  • Star confirms Australian cruises
    MALAYSIAN cruiseship operator Star Cruises has confirmed it will return to Australia in the first quarter of 2004
  • Inglorious coaster to be resurveyed
    A coastal vessel found to have at least 57 deficiencies is to be resurveyed by Estonian authorities before a decision on its future is to be taken
  • Major boost for Peru's LNG trade
    TEXAS-based Hunt Oil has signed its first LNG contract for a greenfield export industry from Peru
  • US ports push for increased grant
  • Stowaways drown in Seine
  • Israel threatens to break strike
  • Australia ready for Cormo return
  • Maersk prepares for Malaga move
  • Japan strengthens regional security
  • Fairplay publisher retires
  • Residents buy The World
  • Wärtsilä in the dock over Gotland
  • Tsavliris, KPT hammer out accord

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Ports reject 'roadability' act
    U.S. ports oppose federal proposal that would shift liability for damaged containers and chassis from trucking companies to terminal operators.
  • US air cargo off in August
    Dismal month for US carriers as volume slips 2.6 percent from a year ago.
  • New air-cargo rules coming soon, says Continental exec
    The Transportation Security Administration will probably mandate new rules and procedures for air cargo within 60 to 90 days, according to a top Continental Airlines cargo executive.
  • ILA, management to meet
  • Congress extends COBRA fees
  • EU proposes $258B for transport
  • KLM looks to join SkyTeam
  • Bangladesh mulling deep-sea regional port
  • Kuehne & Nagel, Kintetsu in LatAm alliance
  • Goodbye, Columbus: Hamburg Sud rebrands lines
  • Court upholds New Orleans stevedore ruling
  • Kansas City Southern sells Mexrail stake back to TFM
  • Arkansas Best extends credit agreement

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Unions under threat as Israel authorises use of private port
    Israel's port strike has provided the prompt for accelerated ports privatisation, the preparation of the country's first private port for business and possible drafting-in of foreign dockers.
  • Charter market ceiling not yet in sight
  • 'Historical accord' achieved on EU Ports Package is denounced by dockers
  • Drought hit Rhine barges switch boxes to railway
  • Hamburg Sud dispenses with Columbus and Crowley brands
  • SembLog six sacked following accounting fraud
  • Government mulls Klang north-channel dredge
  • Cochin Port Trust proposes public private partnership for Vallarpadam project
  • Docenave adds Maceio to ECSA service
  • Canada's Robert Reford pulls out of liner agency business
  • Yokohama to operate delivery-check system

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • TEN takes cover in Brazil
    Tsakos company fixes suezmax sisters with Petrobras.
  • US bond investors hungry for shipping deals
    Stena and Teekay pave the way for a new generation of issuers, says world's largest shipfinancier.
  • Bangladesh cartel sparks breaking blip
    But nine-month scrap totals show slight slide on last year's tonnage figures.
  • ANL pushes up Asia rates
    Australian container line has price rise in mind for shippers in China, Taiwan and Japan.
  • Cargoship held in UK declared "unsafe"
    Fourteen vessels held by port state control during August, ten from previous month.
  • Nenaco returns to Cebu
    Philippine ferry owner responds to public "clamour" with new weekly service.
  • Losses widen at Volgotanker
    Russian tanker owner ploughed further into the red during first quarter of this year.
  • Indian fleet needs fresh blood
    Shipowners' association says 60% of 80-ship fleet needs replacing by 2007.
  • ENI completes tanker sell-off
    Italian owner nets $58m from asset sales to Carbofin.
  • Livanos keeps the faith with Odfjell
    Business partner inches up stake as Norwegian owner's share price falls.
  • Malta Drydocks faces job losses
    Meeting of workers called at loss-making Med repair yard after deadlock in government talks.
  • Polish Ocean angles for Iraq business
    Liner company joins Polish consortium formed to win reconstruction contracts.
  • Star heads back down under
    Malaysian cruise line opts to station SuperStar Leo in Australia for three-month stint next year.
  • Israel cargoes to move through Jordan and Egypt
    Crippling ports strike may force exporters to look elsewhere in two days.
  • Bulker grounds off US west coast
    Greek handymax refloats itself after being stuck for five hours off Cape Disappointment.
  • Manitowoc inks Moran barges
    US shipbuilder contracted to build double-hull units for domestic oil transportation and towage firm.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2003
  • Lykes joins U.S./Oceania trade
  • Carriers speed up Europe/West Africa/South America service
  • Temasek executive appointed director of NOL
  • TSA revises terms of cooperative agreement
  • MOL forms separate environment unit
  • Columbus Line, Crowley American Transport renamed Hamburg Sud
  • GAC names Cox marketing manager for Benelux, U.K.
  • U.S. air freight traffic down 3.5% in August
  • Air France, KLM create Europe's first mega-airline
  • Emery Airlines fined $6 million for hazmat violations
  • Agreement promotes U.S. poultry, pork and beef exports to Russia
  • USTR chief prepares for CAFTA talks
  • WCO, OLAF share cigarette trafficking data
  • Fujitsu picks UPS for supply chain services
  • South Carolina shrimpers seek relief from imports
  • USTR sets China WTO compliance hearing for Oct. 3
  • BDP selects G-Log software for Xpedion platform
  • AAPA concerned over U.S. port security funding, liability issues
  • "Self-handling" proposal approved by EU conciliation body




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