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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
Shipping News
  • NYK chief upbeat about year ahead
    A favourable year lies ahead for shipping despite global uncertainties, according to an upbeat assessment by the president of Japan's largest shipping line, Nippon Yusen Kaisha.
  • Exxon may have to pay more for Valdez spill
    EXXON Mobil Corp may have to pay further damages of up to US$100 million as the oil spill from its Exxon Valdez tanker in Alaska 14 years ago continues to harm the environment, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.
  • Navigational aids need replacing: Fuzhou officials
    CHINESE port officials claim all navigational aids in the south eastern port of Fuzhou, where Singapore's PSA Corporation operates two terminals, have broken down.
  • P&O Nedlloyd to withdraw from Europe-W Africa trade
    ANGLO-Dutch container shipping line P&O Nedlloyd has announced it will withdraw from the Europe-West Africa trade by the end of this year to focus on the Asia-West Africa trade.
  • New Gold Star service
    INTRA-Asia carrier Gold Star Line will launch a new direct service from Indonesia via Singapore and Port Klang to Bombay next week.
Air and Land Transport
  • Accord fails to address European overcapacity
    AIR France's acquisition of the Dutch carrier KLM marks a milestone in the consolidation of European civil aviation, but a reduction of the sector's chronic overcapacity is unlikely without major restructuring, analysts say.
  • Asian airlines' recovery in full swing: Abacus
  • US panel clears unscreened cargo in passenger flights
  • jetBlue to start services at Boston's Logan airport
  • S Korea, Qatar sign air services accord
  • LOG Book
Admiralty Casebook
  • Seller of oil cargo wins suit against buyer
    A recent judgment in England is a timely reminder to buyers of cargoes of oil to take a closer look at the terms of their sale and purchase contracts or risk having their defence thrown out.
Port Shots
  • Port Shots
    THE first vessel in Taiwan's Evergreen Marine Corp 103-strong containership fleet has achieved compliance with the new strict International Ship and Port Facility Security Code.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • MOL opens office in Hangzhou
  • Evergreen ship first to receive ISSC from China's CR
  • HK maritime industry promoted in Japan
  • Kintetsu enters into SA partnership with Kuehne and Nagel
  • Hamburg Sud to supplant Columbus and Crowley American brands
  • Eimskip buys into Greybox to control costs
  • Additional security funding required at US ports, says Oakland
  • Menlo appoints new South America ocean manager
  • Menzies wins more contracts in Australia
  • Polar names Globe Air Cargo as GSA in Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Newark notches up 75th anniversary
  • IATA rolls out worldwide safety audit programme
  • Eagle standardises to fraction of CRM cost

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Pakistan wants to import more Indian tea: PTA
  • Throughput at Vizag Port rises to 23.93 m tonnes in H1 - Ore Handling Complex sets 2 new records
  • Retired piece-rated port workers to get higher pension
  • Kolkata Port can become a hub for inland water transport: KoPT Chairman
  • Seaports-highways interface sought
  • CII survey sees sustained growth of manufacturing sector in Q 3
  • Jaitley okays 15 technical collaboration deals
  • Finance Ministry eases term loan repayment rules for textile industry
  • Depreciation of dollar may affect exports: RBI Dy Governor
  • Tirupur knitwear exporters' move draws Minister's attention
  • Policy on laying of gas pipelines ready: Naik
  • BG Group drops plan to supply LNG into India
  • DCI registers 59.36 pc growth in net profit, highest ever income
  • RBI data reveals 12 pc rise in exports during Q1
  • Bhavin Kadakia appointed SEO of Maharashtra govt

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Vancouver firm but still competitive
  • Lukoil-FTS/Hofftrans to develop Rotterdam terminal
    A partnership between Lukoil Benelux, a subsidiary of the Russian oil major Lukoil and FTS/Hofftrans, one of the biggest barge operators in the ARA region, has been selected to be the new operator of the former SITA-terminal in Rotterdam Botlek. The new operators have plans that should improve and expand bunkering infrastructure.
  • ARA markets firm since this morning
  • Electricity and sentiment keep Japan buoyant
  • Singapore traders bullish despite high fuel oil stocks
    There has been no let-up in Singapore this week as the market has traded higher day by day, taking its lead from a firm crude market. Local suppliers and traders reported another rise in cargo and bunker prices today, seemingly little affected by the fact that on-shore stocks of fuel oil rose again over the past week to stand at a 2-year high.
  • Italian gas oil responds to regional gains as IFOs fall off
  • Brazilian market update
  • Rotterdam: Fuel oil steady, distillates firm

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Basel EuroAirport: Gion-Pieder Pfister to head cargo business
  • Ecu-Line in Casablanca
  • Menzies wins two more contracts in Australia
  • EWS poised for Chunnel service
  • Kintetsu World Express to partner Kuehne & Nagel

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Russian icebreaker to assist in Great Belt
  • Commission propose massive infrastructure venture on land and at sea
  • ResidenSea to sell "The World"

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Fuel cell research contract
    FuelCell Energy, Inc. (Nasdaq: FCEL) reports that it has received a new $954,000 contract award for participation in the U.S. Navy Marine Fuel Cell Technology Verification--Trainer Program.
  • EU tanker ban enacted
    Rules take effect October 21

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Corps evaluating Port Astoria bid to fill wetlands for new construction
  • Oregon governor names pair to state economic development board
  • Foreign Trade Zone seminar set for October 16, in Tumwater
  • NASSCO begins work on first T-AKE ship for MSC
  • Evergreen gains ISSC registry for container vessel UNI ACTIVE

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • VLCCs slip out of shipping's bull run
    CHARTER rates for very large crude carriers have plummeted this week to half their value as demand for cargoes dries up and Middle East production falls.
  • Drewery predicts grim times for tanker market
    "THE BEST is behind us and the correction in the freight markets is here to stay."
  • Containership rates still have room to grow
    CONTAINERSHIP charter rates have plenty more upside potential, brokers believe, despite the huge orderbook which now stands at around a third of the existing fleet.
  • No let-up expected in rise of dry bulk freight market
    AThere appears no end in sight for record dry bulk freight rates, say analysts, writes Namrata Nadkarni.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Bush signs maritime security budget
    PRESIDENT Bush yesterday signed the first budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which will receive $37.6Bn for 2004. For port security, the budget includes $14M for the Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism, or C-TPAT, more than doubling the DHS's partnerships with foreign manufacturers and importers to protect their supply chains from potential terrorist threats.
  • Santos contract under investigation
    THE former head of Brazil's largest port authority has been fined for his role in an "off the books" contract.... Full story
  • Chennai digs deeper
    THE Indian east-coast port of Chennai is being dredged after a gap of 17 years to deepen the draught in the century-old inner harbour to improve vessel manoeuvring.... Full story
  • Cooks start strait talking
    A wildcat strike by cooks and stewards on the Cook Strait ferry Arahura this week disrupted travel plans for hundreds of passengers.... Full story
  • NYK head calls for decentralisation
    NYK president Takao Kusakari has called on his staff to support the decentralisation of the company.... Full story
  • Operators angry over bunker delays
    A sudden surge in demand for bunkers at Durban has left ship operators angry at delays or having to divert vessels to Richards Bay and elsewhere.... Full story
  • Jordan turns down Israeli request
  • Emeraude files for bankruptcy
  • Israel faces long weekend of strikes
  • UK agency approves ghost ship move
  • Single-hull ban just 20 days away
  • Dry freight rate records tumble
  • Tsavliris pessimistic over Pappas
  • Human element in the spotlight
  • P&O insists its ships are safe
  • No threat to Kuehne & Nagel tie-up

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Industry group gives TSA air-cargo security recommendations
    But airlines, freight forwarders, and security companies don't want screening of cargo on passenger aircraft.
  • ILA, employers recess talks
    Union leaders turned down an initial wage proposal by employers at Atlantic and Gulf ports, but don't foresee a strike.
  • Netherlands looks to head off more longshore protests at Rotterdam
    The Dutch government seeks talks with union dockworkers in a bid to head off further protests at the Port of Rotterdam over European Union plans to deregulate port labor.
  • Alitalia to join cargo sales joint venture
  • FedEx Express upgrades Tokyo service
  • Puzzling China move on Qingdao expansion
  • Lloyd Triestino adds third China sailing
  • India reviewing port tariffs
  • U.S. Corps of Engineers reorganizing
  • Hassett Air Express appoints Halkerston
  • Polar shifts India flights to Liege
  • Target Logistics reverses loss
  • Teekay completes Skaugen buy

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Hauliers say Maut to be delayed until April at the earliest
    Hauliers and logistics companies operating in Germany expect the truck road toll system, Maut, will be further delayed after the transport minister meets with the toll collector this weekend.
  • Vessel shortage eats into feeder operators' profits
    Increasing charter rates and a shortage of ships will hit the profits of feeder operators who are unlikely to own the vessels they operate according to one Asian carrier.
  • Claims of Jordan snub to Israel 'not correct' says Shippers' Council
  • Transport for all in the new Europe
  • Deregulation lets publicly-owned Mizushima award container terminal lease
  • Strike at JNPT leaves containers stranded
  • Confusion as two bidders claim Qingdao Phase IV victory
  • SembCorp denys Kuehne & Nagel split
  • Docenave sees Buenos Aires-Fortaleza route growing
  • Lykes enters ANZ-North America trade

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Stena backs ice-class fever
    Swedish owner confirms details of aframax newbuildings.
  • Skaugen set for $60m boost
    Lightering joint venture with Teekay set to prove seriously lucrative.
  • IST builds stake in Baltic Shipyard
    Investor's control of St Petersburg yard is first step to forming Russian shipbuilding holding company.
  • Samudera in for the long haul
    Indonesian owner wants a bigger slice of Chinese, Indian and Middle East box business.
  • Mahart sell off imminent
    Hungarian national line expected to fetch at least $35m in privatisation sale.
  • BP ditches Nordic American charters
    But other owners said to be circling suezmax trio.
  • Krasnoye on the up
    Russian shipbuilder building revenues and profits in 2003.
  • Total buys into Shell LNG terminal
    Oil majors mucking in together as battle for first gas into Mexico intensifies.
  • Cyprus and Malta ship-shape by 2004
    Transport ministers say fleets will be up to scratch when countries join EU next May.
  • Arisons sell Carnival shares
    Micky and Ted pocket $3.75m from latest disposal of cruise group's stock.
  • Aker MTW adds four more boxships
    German yard to split domestic order with sister shipbuilder Aker Warnow.
  • Imabari family homes raked by gunfire
    Shipyard chief Toshiyuki Higaki and son get menacing wake-up call.
  • Residents to buy floating resort vessel
    The World's wealthy apartment owners like it so much they're buying the company.
  • Precious pays off bondholders
    Thai bulker owner books profit by striking deal with investors.
  • Court beckons for Navstar 1 crew
    Crew of tanker suspected of smuggling Iraq crude face potential life sentences.
  • NOL bolsters management
    Temasek director Gan Chee Yen (right) joins board of Singapore flagship carrier.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 2, 2003
  • Evergreen, Lloyd Triestino and partner to launch new Asia/Med link
  • First Evergreen group complies with IMO security code
  • Ship's engineer pleads guilty to criminal dumping charges
  • U.S. State Department issues "caution" with maritime citation
  • Sea Star Line promotes Semko to VP administration
  • U.S. Customs raises airport fees
  • EC issues blueprint for 222-billion-euro transport network
  • EU Parliament adopts rail liberalization measures
  • TMM buys Mexrail stake back from Kansas City Southern
  • Bush enacts temporary transportation funding measure
  • Cleaner locomotive to move rail cars at Chevron site
  • C.H. Robinson acquires German forwarder
  • Customs fees extended six months
  • Kuehne & Nagel partners with Kintetsu in Latin America
  • Menlo Worldwide Forwarding names ocean manager, South America
  • Homeland Security receives 2004 funding
  • FDA readies shippers for new food safety import rules
  • Doornink retires from MTMC
  • Dole Packaged Foods picks INTTRA-Link software for Asian units
  • EGL picks software to manage customer data

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