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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 3, 2003
Shipping News
  • Lines hope PSA will continue to offer some form of incentives
    PSA Corporation's year-long discount package may have expired on Tuesday, but most shipping lines are looking for some form of continued sweetener from the terminal operator, saying the industry is still in the very early stages of recovery.
  • New US rules to require tighter security on ships, at ports
    THOUSANDS of ships and port facilities across the United States will tighten security against potential terrorist attacks under regulations issued on Tuesday by the Department of Homeland Security.
  • One dead, 6 missing in collision off Japan
    A Panamanian-flagged freighter slammed into a Japanese fishing boat off Japan's southern island of Kyushu early yesterday, leaving at least one person dead and six missing, coastguard officials said.
Air and Land Transport
  • UPS, FedEx seek contempt ruling in DHL Air case
    UNITED Parcel Service and FedEx Corp asked a US federal judge to slap contempt rulings on the chief executives of Deutsche Post and DHL Worldwide, saying they were not cooperating with the government's review of the ownership structure of DHL Airways.
  • DVT victims appeal against UK airline decision
  • 5 injured in Qantas evacuation melee
  • American Air furloughs 3,100 flight attendants
  • Japanese firm may develop jet engine by 2010
  • LOG Book
Features
  • What bad times? Super rich are still living it up
    ACROSS a tough, stressed-out economy, vacationers are cutting back, staying close to home, trying to make do with less.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 3, 2003
  • Official scorns early listing for China Post
  • Enterprise teams boost U-Freight in mainland, Japan
  • POS box volume surpasses 5m
  • CY Shipping ups LCL to Shanghai
  • Exel keeps BMW contract
  • Salalah hits 5m TEU milestone
  • Changes ring at OOCL
  • EGL makes air, sea and truck moves to Iraq
  • SkyCargo launches four freighter routes
  • Air New Zealand boss strengthens case for Qantas alliance
  • Continental hits all-time performance high

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 3, 2003
  • WTO panel to hear India's plaint against EU's textile policy on July 8-9
  • India seeks over 3 m tonnes of Iraqi crude
  • EU makes bonfire of Indian garments on finding high PCP levels
  • Goa Shipyard charts out Rs 240-cr. upgradation plan
  • KoPT to build 3 inland vessel wharfs to increase coastal traffic
  • Port of Salalah's throughput exceeds 5 m TEUs within 5 years
  • Customs gives in-principle nod to random checking of container seals at NSICT yard
  • 3 stevedoring firms keen on acquiring stake in Vizag Seaport Ltd
  • ICD-Tughlakabad handles record 30,000 TEUs in June
  • Rev. Dept withdraws duty drawback on steel forgings w.e.f. Dec. 2002
  • AAI to draw up final plan for Chakan airport
  • Zinc output up by 22 pc in April-May
  • Steel costlier by Rs 500 a tonne
  • Test marketing of imported goods may be banned
  • Andhra invites NRIs to invest in apparel parks
  • Govt waives registration of drugs import under AL scheme for export of finished goods
  • Prices of bulk drugs head north
  • Exports register robust 11.12 pc growth during April-May
  • Dhirendra Singh is new Secy for Disinvestment

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • Gulf Coast stays high despite re-supply
  • Firming East Coast markets quiet
  • Demand remains muted in Montreal
  • Ecuador: Refinery maintenance bites into bunker avails
  • US crude stocks fail to recover, gasoline demand kicks in
    Despite statistics showing substantial falls in US stocks of crude and gasoline, oil prices failed to sustain a rally this afternoon. The geographical location of crude stocks combined with expectations of further rises in stocks of natural-gas in the US took the sting out of bullish data.
  • Japan pushes for Asian strategic petroleum reserve
  • Piraeus refinery restructuring forces bunker increase
    A buy-out of private refinery Petrola by state owned competitor Elda is about to add a premium to Piraeus numbers.
  • Unstable Piraeus numbers rise further
  • Egypt tight for gasoil again, prices on the rise
  • Hong Kong back on top of Japan, despite large IFO increases
  • New Saudi posted prices
  • Rotterdam still firm on tight avails
  • IPE posts record volumes in June
  • ABC announces new appointments, plans barge fleet upgrade
    ABC announces two new appointments to director level and a new trader. The company now aims to dedicate more time to the expansion and improvement of its physical supply capacity.

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • Spain to ask EC to withdraw ABS approval
    The Spanish Government has announced its intention to seek withdrawal of European Commission recognition of ABS as an approved classification society. ABS says it is "outraged."
  • Bollinger delivers SEACOR MADISON
    Bollinger Shipyards, Inc., Lockport, La., has delivered the SEACOR MADISON, the first of three 207-foot, 4,750 BHP supply boats to Seacor Marine, Inc., Houston, T
  • Lockheed Martin on DD(X) National Team
    With the signing of a $175 million subcontract with Raytheon, the lead systems integrator, Lockheed Martin has formally joined the DD(X) National Team .
  • GAO report identifies Title XI weaknesses
    In a report published June 30, the GAO (General Accounting Office) identifies weaknesses in the management of the Title XI Loan Guarantee Program.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • New regulations released for U.S. maritime security
  • Crowley says Bethel tank farm on schedule for October completion
  • Port Angeles marina wins SEA Magazine award
  • Panama Canal requiring vessels to have Automatic Identification System
  • Port Olympia selects best option for moving airport runway

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 3, 2003
  • Bosporus radar system is launched to aid safety
    THE first phase of a $50m Vessel Traffic Service which, when complete, will give coverage over the full length of the Turkish Straits, has been commissioned this week.
  • Tragic collision which hastened safety measures
    HEAVY transiting and local traffic, allied to the difficult physical conditions, make the Turkish Straits one of the most risky passages, with both collisions and groundings occurring not infrequently in the international waters.
  • Lawyers sharpen knives over blame for Tricolor
    HUGE sums of money are at stake as lawyers prepare to do battle over who was responsible for an accident that left several thousand luxury cars at the bottom of the English Channel last December.
  • BG buys whole output of Egyptian LNG Train 2
    UK GAS group BG is buying the entire output of Egyptian LNG Train 2 in a deal that will require more than five liquefied natural gas carriers.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • ABS objects to derecognition move
  • Europe's costly currency
  • Germany to improve port links
  • P&O Ned looks at green scrapyard
  • Beirut avoided by cruise ships
  • Chantiers agrees on LNG ship
  • Cunard sells out on Concorde trips
  • Boxship collides with fishing vessel
  • Funding threatens USCG rules
  • Spain seizes 'legitimate' weapons
  • NCL considers re-engining Norway
  • Bergesen 'not on acquisition trail'
  • Superferry holed
  • PSA Corp ends box rebates
  • Abu Dhabi commissions bunker facility
  • New UK-Malta transport agreement
  • Global Carriers to buy more tankers
  • TMN targets Japanese
  • Korean bank is attracting interest

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • As imports soar, Calif. officials say infrastructure critical need for ports
    The state's marine terminals need bigger container hubs, rail yards and highways to cope with freight volume that's projected to double by 2020, a former state transportation official warned.
  • HK-China deal could boost logistics
    Transportation and logistics companies with Hong Kong subsidiaries could gain earlier access to the China market thanks to a new trade agreement.
  • House leader alleges discrimination against U.S. express companies
  • International air cargo up 3% in May
  • Tank truck carriers seek delay of fingerprinting rules
  • S.C. Ports Authority joins C-TPAT
  • Beaumont to get biometric security
  • Lufthansa Cargo opens central Customer Service Center
  • Feeder operator offers regular service to Umm Qasr
  • Thai Airways tackling cargo corruption
  • One dead, six missing after boxship rams fishing boat off Japan
  • Famous Pacific Shipping builds New Zealand expansion
  • Forest Lines promotes Baldwin

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • MSC says arms found by Spanish police on its ship are legitimate
    Representatives of the Swiss-based containerline, MSC, have said that they now have the correct documents relating to a shipment of arms detained by Spanish police yesterday.
  • New China law rolls out port liberalisation model this year
    China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress has passed a new port administration law, setting out how all Chinese ports must be operated independently and according to market principles.
  • Mid-range ships keep charter index ticking over
  • US Coast Guard issues new rules without industry's observations
  • AAPA denounces 'Achilles' heel' of US Coast Guard rules
  • IndAmEx lines ditch congested P&OP Nhava Sheva terminal
  • OSC funds port security projects that may change box trade
  • Visakha terminal inaugurated in face of opposition
  • Stevedore unrest grows over Chilean port privatisation
  • Barcelona added to the MIX

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • One angry eagle
    ABS fuming over Spanish attempts to drop it from EC class.
  • Security at what cost?
    US maritime programme long on mandates, short on dollars and still confusing.
  • Round table pushes pace on ship emissions
    Maritime grouping says new agreement needs just four more signatories.
  • OECD resumes shipbuilding talks
    But progress remains limited as countries line up again in Paris.
  • Frontline fights shy of ITC tankers
    John Fredriksen moves to keep vessels' debt off the books.
  • Hitachi Zosen offloads construction stake
    Japanese yard will receive JPY 3.31bn from sister company for share of TCM Corp.
  • China Merchants to buy back bonds
    Hong Kong tanker and ports owner redeems issue a year early to save cash.
  • Gdynia restructuring plan approved
    Troubled Polish yard set to cut ship production on way back to recovery.
  • Share issue to boost Nenaco
    Philippine ferry company's owner Metro Pacific to sell stock to finance fleet expansion.
  • P&O Nedlloyd calls for "green" scrapping policy
    Boxship giant wants others to follow its lead in more environmentally friendly disposal of old ships.
  • Boxship collision leaves one dead
    One person has been killed and six are missing after a Heung-A containership strikes trawler.
  • Global Carriers eyes up tanker tonnage
    Malaysian owner selling off boxships to expand into more profitable vessels.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 2, 2003
  • P&O Nedlloyd adopts procedures on ship decontamination
  • Largest ice-strengthened ship on Canada/North Europe route
  • Zim adds Rijeka to Mediterranean service
  • Hoegh completes exit from reefer shipping
  • Yang Ming (America) Corp. starts trading
  • Senator, Hanjin, UASC add Barcelona call to Indian service
  • Knust appointed CFO of A.P. Moller's container arm
  • Osmus to lead FAA hazmat program
  • FMC reviews eight OTI applications, revokes 10 licenses
  • U.S. Customs beefs up patrol force along Canada border
  • USDA proposes import relief program for farmers




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