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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2003
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  • EU tanker operators have 15 days to comply with single-hull law
    TANKER operators calling at European Union ports have just 15 days to comply with the EU's controversial single-hull tanker legislation, signalling its intention to press ahead with or without the International Maritime Organisation.
  • Cosco sees big scope for its China logistics ops
    PORT operator Cosco Pacific, the world's fifth-largest container leasing firm, sees an opportunity in China's need to improve industrial efficiency as it takes a bigger role in the logistics business.
  • Precious Shipping gains US$3.3m from bond buyback
    PRECIOUS Shipping Pcl, Thailand's second- best-performing company on the stock market this year, said it will book a one-time gain of US$3.3 million after it bought back bonds from investors at a price 25 per cent lower than their face value.
  • 2 killed in explosion on Vietnamese ship
    AN explosion on a Vietnamese cargo ship killed two and injured at least 13 in the northern port city of Hai Phong, just days before its owner was to receive the new vessel.
  • Searching for a solution
    AUSTRALIAN chief vet Murray Gardner talking to reporters in Kuwait City on Saturday.
Air and Land Transport
  • Most Asian airlines to make profits by year-end
    CATHAY Pacific Airways Ltd, Singapore Airlines Ltd and other Asian carriers, which lost more than US$1.5 billion in total during the Sars outbreak, will probably post profits by the end of the year as demand recovers and they trim discounts.
  • Boeing to be overtaken by Airbus
  • Air France-KLM deal seen clipping BA's wings
  • Eurostar steps up war against airline rivals
  • Qantas increasing capacity to Philippines
  • M'sia Airlines plane a sabotage victim?
  • Industry acts on green issues
    A FLURRY of press releases have crossed my desk recently, all connected with protecting the environment.
Ship Sales
    THERE is no sign of any let up in the market, especially in the dry bulk sector, where purchase interest for modern tonnage far outweighs the number of vessels available for sale.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2003
  • Lloyd Triestino launches new China - Adriatic express service
  • MOL forms new environmental division
  • Inttra goes on Dole throughout the world
  • Zim boosts reefers by 200
  • Trans-European transport network set for revamp
  • Unisys takes lead in port security projects
  • Target looks to Lim for NVOCC success
  • TSA receives air cargo security recommendations
  • Polar Air Cargo delivers more India flights to Liege
  • HK aviation chief elected chairman of ICAO conference

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2003
  • Iraq services back, says Asiatic Shipping
  • Panamax freight rates touch all-time high
  • Relevance of INMEX 2003 highlighted
  • Gold Star Line to start direct service from Indonesia to Mumbai & JN Ports
  • First barter deal with Indonesia likely
  • Reduce transit charges, demand log importers
  • Sinha dedicates TPT's 8th berth to nation
  • Providing complete logistics solutions now CONCOR's aim
  • Mangalore-Hassan gauge conversion project gets fundst
  • Gas shortage will soon disappear: Naik - Petronet LNG to receive shipments from RasGas, Qatar from Jan. '04
  • Surat airport set to take shape: MoU signed
  • Direct taxes' net jumps by 15 pc to Rs 32,885 cr.
  • Manufacturing sector pushes up GDP to 5.7 pc in Q1
  • RBI eases forex borrowing norms
  • Chrome ore exporters seek higher export quotas
  • PDEXCIL Chairman calls for 3-pronged strategy to rejuvenate powerloom sector
  • CIAe to showcase budding designers' works at awards show in November
  • Vijay G. Kalantri re-elected AIAI President
  • French trade team visits India

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • EU single-hull ban: Impact on fuel oil arbitrage trade unclear
    Ship brokers are uncertain about the potential impact the ban on single hull tankers in the European Union will have on the Europe to Asia flow of fuel oil arbitrage cargoes.
  • African market snapshots
  • Rotterdam: New terminal ready in about 1 year
  • Firm Gibraltar quiet but congested
  • Greece: New team member for Bunker Holdings
  • Oil market eyes possible Nigeria strike
    After a week of solid gains crude ticked lower today, but the market is nervous about the possibility of strike action in Nigeria.
  • Brazilian market update
  • Rotterdam prices higher today after crude gains

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • New national associations join Fiata
  • HHLA takes 25% stake in PetroLesPort St. Petersburg
  • Alitalia joins SkyTeamCargo
  • Croatia's highway network extended
  • Exel receives ISO 14001 certification for Ireland facility

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Owners shaken by the Odfjell affair
  • Aker RGI mortgaged to the roof
  • Bribery charged sentenced to jail

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Milestone for CATS ferry
    The Canadian American Transportation Systems (CATS) high-speed fast ferry marked an important milestone when it was unveiled to the publicfor the first time.
  • Coast Guard team nabs bandits
    Coalition swoop in Arab Gulf
  • Mooring/fendering acquisition
    Dreyfus supply acquires Cortney

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Schnitzer Steel income skyrockets during quarter
  • Coast Guard wants info on foreign sailors jumping ship
  • Washington State Ferries reports near miss by vessels
  • NOAA sending business to Portland's Cascade General
  • Hurricane can't halt rail freight traffic gains

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 6, 2003
  • Green light for ghost fleet pair
    JUDGE Rosemary Collyer of the US court has refused to grant an injunction to prevent the first two of the 13-strong 'ghost fleet' of US Navy supply vessels from leaving the US for scrapping at Teesside, writes Namrata Nadkarni.
  • Imabari muscles out owner for OOCL ships
    ORIENT Overseas Container Line has 'bumped' another customer to obtain building berths in Japan for a 2005 delivery of four containerships.
  • Security claim hits Inmarsat sale
    THE sale of Inmarsat took a further twist on Friday when two US congressmen suggested that a sale to UK private equity interests would raise issues impacting US national security.
  • Did Euro Marine ever exist?
    CHECKS in Singapore show no record of Euro Marine, the consultant company at the centre of a E 1m alleged bribery case between W'rtsil' and Rederi AB Gotland.
  • Norway acts on emissions
    THE Norwegian offshore industry has moved decisively to embrace the technology needed to meet stringent requirements to reduce loading VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions by the end of next year.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Prison for Gotland bribery men
    ALL three remaining suspects in the Rederi AB Gotland bribery case were found guilty and received prison sentences at Gotland's regional court today
  • Carnival stumbles in Mexico
    CARNIVAL Corp says it is outraged that a small Mexican municipality has blocked an $80M cruise project approved by federal and environmental agencies
  • Appledore advert sparks interest
    THE UK's Appledore shipyard, which went into receivership last Sunday, has received interest from several potential buyers, following a press advertisement
  • Ghost ships can leave the US
    Two "ghost" ships could leave the US as early as today for scrapping in the UK, following a Washington court's rejection of environmentalists' arguments to stop the export
  • Emeraude wins three month reprieve
    EMERAUDE Lines, the French ferry operator which filed for bankruptcy yesterday has won a three month reprieve, until January 2004
  • Tasman Spirit men arrested
    DIPLOMATIC efforts to secure the release of Tsavliris salvage master Nikos Pappas and seven Tasman Spirit crewmembers have failed, with all men being arrested today
  • LUKoil moves into Dutch bunkering
  • Salerno urges 'balanced' regulation
  • NZ ferry moves to end walkouts
  • Brazil's TCP may lose concession
  • S Korean maritime minister sacked
  • Crane tragedy sparks inquiry
  • Sides seek to end Israeli strike
  • Santos contract under investigation
  • Bush signs maritime security budget
  • Chennai digs deeper

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Pol to trade: Fix L.A. congestion now
    Voters will force a solution on the ports unless industry agrees on a plan to reduce traffic in the harbor, a Los Angeles city councilwoman says.
  • KLM cargo up in Sept.
    Air freight lifted by double-digit gains on Asia routes.
  • At American Association of Port Authorities
    The director of the Port of Boston named chairman of group representing 150 ports in the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
  • U.S. imposes tariffs on Canadian wheat
  • FedEx increases estimated charge
  • Marad asks comment on MSP transfer
  • Shanghai customs goes seven days per week
  • India air cargo off
  • CN Rail threatens new Toronto charges
  • Schenker expands customs team
  • No end seen for Israel port strike
  • NYK invests in airship company
  • TSA gets air-cargo security recommendations

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • AP Moller says it will cover Sealand Express recovery costs
    Maersk Sealand and Safmarine have offered to pay the general average costs of their clients who had cargo aboard Sealand Express which ran aground near Cape Town in August.
  • Wary bidders baulk at JNPT volume and revenue penalties
    Hefty volume guarantees introduced by Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) in its third container terminal tender has made prospective bidders wary.
  • Lloyd Triestino returns home with CMA CGM joint China service
  • Transfracht adds Bremen to its AlbatrosExpress network
  • Caspian terminal link promises savings on north-south transport corridor
  • Visakha Port gains foothold in India to Southeast Asia Trade
  • AustralAsia Railway scores first freight contract
  • 'Motorways of the sea' have too few exits says short-sea shipping group
  • Palm Beach customs seize drugs on board Tropical ship again
  • India to resume tea exports to Iraq

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • Intertanko welcomes Heidmar system
    Tanker organisation takes on online questionnaire format.
  • 'Ghosts' good to go
    But US judge reserves ruling on nine more Navy ships.
  • Johnny K hands over the camera
    'Shipping Life' pic calendar in works for CMA charity.
  • Prime in Waterfront deal
    Greek owner in $108m sale and charterback deal for six products carriers.
  • Ukraine pleads for tanker crew
    "Show trial" of tanker crew marooned on smuggling charges starts Monday.
  • VOC deal for Navion
    Statoil splashes out $33m to cut gas emissions from three Teekay tankers.
  • Temas Line under fire from creditors
    Indonesian boxship operator's shares suspended following bankruptcy suit.
  • Nigeria urged to bring back ship fund
    Maritime leaders want to see domestic shipping industry boosted by cash for acquisitions.
  • Investors lap up SCI dividend
    Indian owner's shares surge 26% after it announces INR 17 per share payout.
  • CMA CGM teams with Triestino in Med
    French container line steps up activities with new Adriatic-China link.
  • Broker backs box bonanza
    Howe Robinson is bullish despite merchants of gloom predictions that boom can't last.
  • Vietnamese newbuilding blast kills two
    And injures at least eighteen others.
  • TEN maintains dividend
    Shareholders get fifty cent dividend following record first half profit.
  • Thoresen Thai lines up further fleet growth
    Thai bulker owner sets up four new subsidiaries with view to boosting ship numbers.
  • Box lines boost Bollore
    French industrial giant's shipping operations help it to big first-half profit.
  • Cormo Express docks in Kuwait
    Ship at centre of infected sheep scandal allowed into port, but only to take on provisions.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 3, 2003
  • China Shipping orders four tankers
  • NYK joins two Europe/East Coast South America links
  • Lloyd Triestino, CMA CGM start new Asia/Med link
  • Comments due for Maersk Line request to control USSM's MSP slots
  • Aviation experts present cargo security changes to TSA
  • Polar Air switches airports
  • Japan Airlines boosts China freighter service
  • BNSF quickly resumes operations after accident
  • U.S. awards grant to study East African rail corridor improvements
  • Opposition persists for new perishables origin labeling rules
  • Strike shuts down Israel trade
  • U.S. Customs proposes MPF refund with petroleum drawback claims
  • U.S. Chamber promotes strengthened trade with Sri Lanka
  • USMEF promotes beef trade to South China restaurants
  • Appeals court upholds FMC decision
  • Leone named AAPA chairman
  • U.S. awards grant to Peru for new container terminal study
  • Vancouver port labor dispute nears resolution
  • Houston port signs environmental agreement
  • U.S. awards $526,600 grant for Albanian port study

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