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04 August 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:10 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 5, 2003
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  • Legality of transit anchorage in S'pore Straits in doubt
    THE legal status of a new privately-run transit anchorage endorsed by Indonesian authorities between the congested Traffic Separation Scheme in the Singapore Straits is expected to be challenged.
  • Ship officer pleads innocent over trawler collision
    THE Filipino officer of a Norwegian tanker that collided with a French trawler off the coast of Brittany in August, killing four fisherman, pleaded not guilty on the opening day of his trial.
  • MISC's profit down 12% for 9 months to Dec '02
    DESPITE an improved third quarter, Malaysia International Shipping Corporation's net profit dropped 12 per cent to RM910.8 million for the first nine months of FY2002.
  • Asean maritime industry booming: boat show organiser
    THE maritime industry in this part of the world is not showing the kind of despondency as seen elsewhere because of the economic recession and threat of war, according to the organiser of a work boat show held here recently.
  • Job fair for laid off PSA staff
    MORE than 600 jobs are being made available to retrenched employees of PSA Corporation through a job fair tomorrow.
Air and Land Transport
  • British Airways targets 450m more of cost cuts
    BRITISH Airways, Europe's biggest airline, plans to cut an additional 450 million of costs by March 2005 as slowing economies and a slump in air travel after the Sept 11 attacks hurt profit.
  • Rolls-Royce profit plunges 46% to 255m
  • Spain's Iberia sees sales diving 15% with Iraq war
  • Shanghai to begin developing first civilian plane in June
  • Revised Delta alliance plan gets hearing
  • Log Book
Strait Talk
  • Time to clarify EU's role at IMO?
    BY the time this paper hits the streets an interesting meeting should have taken place.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 5, 2003
  • IRA lines to increase FAF
  • CP Ships denies purchase of Taiwan's Kien Hung
  • Acquisition to strenghthen Kuehne & Nagel UK wine logistics unit
  • Lykes improves US Gulf/ Mexico and Mediterranean service
  • EWL's going well for Caribbean niche carrier's expansion in Asia
  • Iceland's Eimskip turns in US$57 million profit in 2002
  • Weekly Gulf/Mexico/Mediterranean service for TMM Lines
  • Continental Airlines cargo ton miles rise 15pc in Februrary
  • Elizabeth Lanier to replace Michelle Bryan at US Airways
  • Menzies makes management changes in Australia, NZ

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 5, 2003
  • IPBCC raises BAF; further hike in April
  • Exports of synthetic, rayon textiles register 27 pc growth in April-Nov. 2002
  • Visakhapatnam Container Terminal to be operational in early June
  • Mauritius emerges as maritime & logistics hub
  • ITF felicitates S. R. Kulkarni
  • Air cargo traffic up by 16 pc in April-Dec. 2002
  • Lok Sabha passes Customs Tariff Bill
  • CLE: Budget could have offered more
  • 2 more agri export zones for state soon
  • No move to impose service tax on exports: Jaswant - Fin. Minister assures review of several issues
  • Seminar on Ghana & Senegal investment opportunities today
  • Singapore unveils new packages to lure Indian travellers
  • Interactive meeting at IMC tomorrow

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Daily Bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents
  • Baltic ports soften amid low demand
  • O'Neil versus de Palacio
  • Kuwait would reduce oilflow in case of war
  • INTERTANKO hails IMO lead in post-Prestige legislation
  • MDO problematic in the Great Belt
  • Two days of steeply bearish cargo forces Fujairah IFOs down
  • Steady St Petersburg still suffers ice
  • The shipping portal MarineProvider goes bust
  • Successful move to ICE for IPE Brent crude & gas oil futures
  • Rotterdam soft to steady this morning
  • Hong Kong reacts to bearish Platts and Crude

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Aeroflot turns 80
  • Exel opens logistics centre in Australia
  • A.P. Møller Group revises profit forecast upward
  • CP Ships denies reports of Kien Hung Acquisition

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Charges against Fosen are dropped
  • 32 vessels in the Swedish orderbook
  • European ferry traffic on the move again

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Four team for LCS
    Lockheed Martin, Gibbs & Cox, Bollinger Shipyards and Marinette Marine today announced a teaming effort to capture the Navy's Littoral Combat Ship program

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 5, 2003
  • MarineProvider seeks liquidator after chief executive Lewis goes
    E-PROCUREMENT company MarineProvider is close to filing for bankruptcy following claims about the conduct of former chief executive Collin Lewis, writes Mark Warner.
  • Lines say tight transpacific supply means higher rates
    TWO of the world's most powerful shippers are about to start contract negotiations that could seal the financial fate of the container shipping industry for the coming year.
  • Brussels stands firm over phase-out of single hulls
    Brussels has maintained its firm line on the accelerated phase-out of single-hull oil tankers in a top-level meeting with the IMO.
  • Lightering activities 'a factor in Prestige loss'
    ABS believes that the Prestige could have sustained damage to its side shell plating during lightering activities in the months before the casualty and that this may have contributed to the loss, writes Brian Reyes in Gibraltar.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Fisher posts better figures
  • Low cruise prices 'an obscenity'
  • New Manila terminal receives QE2
  • Swift response to safety talks
  • India appoints new DG Shipping
  • CSL in dumping allegations
  • Shipping lane talks 'constructive'
  • Pollution control incentive planned
  • Viral outbreaks: more to be done
  • Bow Eagle officer pleads not guilty
  • Lines can use US facility in Busan
  • Owners call for ro-ro incentives
  • Hutchison faces removal
  • Jakarta complaints denied

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Deutsche Post 2002 beats estimates
    The German mail and express conglomerate said core earnings fell by 5 percent, not as much as previously predicted.
  • Rates to rise: Maersk Sealand chief
    Chief executive Knud E. Stubkjaer said rising cargo volume and continued tight capacity should produce "stronger and sustained" rates this year in the trans-Pacific container trades.
  • Luhn resigns from NITL
  • ILWU, Canadian employers agree on contract
  • Maersk Sealand ending N. Atlantic service through Halifax
  • Indonesia gets U.S. security aid
  • U.S. imposes punitive tariffs on Canadian wheat
  • Carriers hike India fuel surcharges
  • Hutchison completes Jakarta berth
  • Inttra announces ocean tender app
  • Pacer launches U.S.-Mexico intermodal services
  • Kuehne & Nagle breaks 1M-TEU mark

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Rate drive sees APL reject unprofitable cargo
    In a move reminiscent of Evergreen two years ago the Singapore line APL has said that it will only carry profitable cargo following its US$330 million deficit this year.
  • Tampa aims for Miami box-market share
    Tampa Port Authority is seeking to dramatically broaden its commercial base by negotiating with 18 of the world's leading terminal operators to improve container services at its facilities.
  • China relents on NVOCC performance bonds
  • Asian and German lines in Red Sea joint venture
  • German rail restructure reveals aim to be flexible friend
  • HPH announces completion of Jakarta developments and Shanghai JV
  • ICF launches Italy/Sweden link
  • Pacific fuels K&N volume growth

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Mitsubishi makes "most attractive" offer to Evergreen
    Decision day on massive 30-ship post-panamax order could be close for Taiwanese container giant.
  • Court blow for Zissimatos
    Huge claim by former Adriatic Tankers chief thrown out.
  • Mardi Grouse
    Carnival won't dance cruiseship limbo, steams away from New Orleans.
  • Genmar on ratings par with earlier bond issuers
    Ratings agencies praise cash-generating record but caution against further debt load.
  • ABS says Prestige damage cause unknown
    Class society says tanker could have remained afloat for lightering.
  • OSG joining bond hunt?
    Sources say second New York tanker company ready for market.
  • General Maritime in $250m high-yield bond issue
    Proceeds will be applied to bank debt in Metrostar deal.
  • MarineProvider chief hits back
    I have nothing to hide insists outraged Collin Lewis.
  • US inspectors find tank cracks in Premuda tanker
    Class will routinely inspect seven sisterships to check for similar problems.
  • Council wants rid of "unsightly" Cotswold Prince
    Unwanted cargoship still moored in Tasmanian river after scrap deals fail.
  • Fabricius in for Lithuanian Shipping
    Danish owner reportedly submits bid for state owner, but faces competition from management team.
  • Earnings grow at ambitious Fisher
    UK group saw tanker profits fall, but cable-layers and expanding marine services more than compensated.
  • Stolt-Nielsen bosses breathe more easily
    Chemical tanker owner facing price-fixing probe says it has no plans to discipline any executives.
  • Odfjell officer pleads guilty
    Norwegian owner reaches compensation deal on fatal fishing boat collision.
  • Demolition figures sharply down on last year
    Indian budget seen as having no material impact on breakers' fortunes.
  • MarineProvider hits the rocks
    Police called in after bankruptcy filing and departure of Collin Lewis.
  • Ferry sale loss fails to curtail Atteshlis
    Cypriot shipping company's net profits more than treble in 2002, despite offloading Olympia 1.
  • Crewman dies after fall
    Fatality aboard Alice Oldendorff as seafarer suffers serious head injuries during US port call.
  • Jutha loss piles up
    Thai cargoship owner sunk back into the red by debt provision.
  • Zim and Lloyd Triestino team up
    Israeli and Italian container line to launch new joint weekly Far East - Americas service.
  • CMB plans Exmar spin-off
    Belgian brothers Marc (left) and Nicolas Saverys to go their separate ways.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 4, 2003
  • Correction: Wallenius Wilhelmsen service calls Fremantle twice monthly
  • INTTRA introduces tendering application
  • Lykes Lines finalizes Asia/Vancouver/Alaska service
  • BIMCO responds to proposed U.S. Coast Guard security rules
  • Marad wants to extend vessel-reporting requirement for agriculture cargo
  • Maersk CEO Stubkjaer predicts end of "depressed rates" in Pacific
  • Europe/Africa carriers warn of possible Ivory Coast war charge
  • CMB plans to hive off LNG arm
  • Auto haulers begin labor talks
  • Pacer stacktrain begins two U.S./Mexico freight services
  • Kuehne & Nagel tops 1 million TEUs
  • GAO: ACE needs further acquisition management improvements
  • Kuehne & Nagel acquires U.K. forwarder Seabrook & Smith
  • Bush selects verdery, carnes to homeland security posts
  • Velant names Gable president
  • NIT League names Gatti acting president
  • Long Beach joins effort to reduce truck congestion
  • Hutchison finishes deepwater berth in Jakarta
  • CSX World Terminals names three senior VPs
  • COSCO and PSA in talks over dedicated terminal in Singapore

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