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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 9, 2003
Shipping News
  • Evergreen boosts PTP volumes
    THE Malaysian Port of Tanjung Pelepas handled 1.6 million TEUs for the first six months this year, a 37 per cent rise over the same period last year when it had only one major mainline customer.
  • Penang Port handles 8.7% more cargo
    PENANG Port has reported an 8.7 per cent rise in container throughput for the first five months this year over the same period last year, handling just over 274,000 TEUs.
  • Malaysia warned of acute shortage of seamen
    SCHOOLS in the coastal areas of Malaysia have been urged to introduce maritime studies so that a new generation of Malaysians can be trained as seafarers to meet an acute shortage that will hit the country in 10 years time.
  • Japanese rescue boat sinks 2 days after collision
    A rescue ship, leaking oil, sank off Japan's southern island of Kyushu yesterday, two days after it collided with a South Korean cargo vessel while searching for six fishermen who remained missing at sea.
Air and Land Transport
  • Crash in Sudan kills 116 passengers, crew
    A Sudanese airliner crashed shortly after takeoff from an airport on the northeastern Red Sea coast yesterday, killing 116 passengers and crew, officials said.
  • Boeing wins US$1.4b worth of orders
  • US Airways passengers probably ill before flight
  • Forgetful passenger heads for HK, lands in Melbourne
  • Vietnam Airlines carried 8% fewer passengers in H1
  • Chicago, airlines in deal to finance airport expansion
Strait Talk
  • Greenpeace bids to stay in IMO
    THE move a couple of weeks ago to throw Greenpeace out of the International Maritime Organization caught the environmental lobbying group off guard.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Yantian-Changping express goes direct
  • ASB-Panprojects relocates Shanghai office
  • Lhasa station project begins
  • Exel finds its bigger in Texas
  • Canadian Pacific snaps up lower interest rates
  • PSA Group increasing TEU turnover
  • PTP adding wharves to attract trade
  • Benton takes the spin for Menlo
  • Aqaba members raise bunker fees
  • Planned IPO cash to boost China Southern fleet
  • United to reinstate routes/ frequency of Pacific flights
  • Eva Air gets first A330-200
  • Catic to build hanger in Ethiopia
  • Swiss mulls over pilots' offer

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • WISA expresses dismay at continuation of war risk premium surcharge - Although hostilities ended long ago & trade with Iraq begun...
  • India Steamship defers plan to acquire tankers
  • Shipping Ministry signs MoUs with CSL, HSL
  • INDAMEX service shifts to JNPCT - Fall-out of NSICT congestion/shut-out
  • Leading shipping lines implement GRI w.e.f. July 1 - Middle
  • 4-point plan to normalise Indo-Pak trade relations mooted
  • DGAD for dumping duty on Korean methylene chloride
  • Dyestuff exports up by 27 pc
  • MbPT Officers' Assn felicitates Shipping Minister
  • DCI looking for joint venture partner
  • GPPL draws up Pipavav port expansion plans - With BG rail conversion opening up Northern hinterland to ex-im trade...
  • Cochin Port Trust invites bids for setting up world class ship repair facility
  • Scheme to grant funds for developing cruise terminals at Major Ports proposed
  • KoPT to build 3 wharves to boost inland water transport
  • Notify Petrapole LCS as land port, exporters urge govt
  • SIMA giving final shape to package on textile industry overhaul
  • Mumbai-Pune-Nashik area to be considered as 'golden triangle' industrial belt-CM
  • A-segment automobile sales increase by a hefty 55 pc in June
  • IMC defers meet with Zonal DGFT to July 23

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • Panama replenishment brings relief to supply but not to prices
  • Crude prices tick higher as traders expect gasoline US draw
  • Advances for Chilean bunkering standard
  • Further losses in most Brazilian ports
  • Fujairah falls muted despite large cargo drop
  • Rotterdam softer, prompt enquiries carry premium
  • Heavy subjects remain on Egyptian avails
  • Hong Kong market wrong footed by bearish numbers turn
  • Taiwan distillate numbers cut to stimulate market
  • US: Shell Marine Products on the move
  • O.W. Bunkers announces expansion of West African Bunker Service
    O.W. Bunker Germany GmbH have employed a second tanker for bunker supply operations off West Africa.
  • Crude falls as Nigerian strike is called off
    With the strike called off and Nigerian oil production and exports no longer under threat, oil prices are easing ahead of new weekly US stock figures.

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Boeing finalises huge order with AirTran
  • MacAndrews adding Rotterdam
  • TFG integrates Cuxhaven into its AlbatrosExpress network
  • DTS Logistics: new distribution contract

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • New RI fast ferry hits another snag
    Damage after encounter with hurricane barrier
  • Dr. Bill Moore joins American Club
    Will take charge of P&I club's technical, safety and loss prevention activities.
  • MARAD issues cruise statistics
    Major cruise lines carried 11 percent more passengers from U.S. ports in the first quarter of 2003 than they did in the first quarter of 2002

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Costamare joins the 8,200 teu bonanza
    INDEPENDENT Greek owner Costamare Shipping has placed an order for up to five huge 8,200 teu containerships with Hyundai Heavy Industries, one of four big South Korean shipbuilders vying for the new mega-boxship orders.
  • OOCL Montreal lift to be examined
    The lift aboard the OOCL Montreal, involved in the accident in which Orient Overseas Container Line transatlantic trades director Courtenay Allan sustained fatal injuries in the port of Le Havre last Thursday, will be subjected to a technical examination when it arrives in Montreal this week.
  • MEPs reject calls for a new Prestige inquiry
    Members of the European Parliament's transport committee have voted against a separate Brussels inquiry into the sinking of the Prestige oil tanker off the Spanish coast, but instead endorsed their own report into the disaster by MEP Dirk Sterckx.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • US fines more sanctions-busters
  • UK's able to dismantle US ships
  • Morocco to privatise port sector
  • Barge operators subject to scrutiny
  • Star Reefers silent on NYK pool
  • Pullmantur debuts R Six
  • Perkins builds northern presence
  • Cunard urged to check boiler plant
  • Sugar exporters target EU subsidies
  • American Eagle acquisition approved
  • Philippines improves channel safety
  • VW plans leave MAN uncertain
  • Sudanese ports offer incentives
  • Evergreen cancels force majeure

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • Evergreen, union agree on contract
    The agreement with the International Longshoremen's Association covering five office staff follows a 28-day strike that paralyzed the carrier's operations at several East Coast ports.
  • NVOCCs want OSRA change
    Non-vessel operating common carriers are taking aim at a cornerstone of the 1998 Ocean Shipping Reform Act: the clause barring them from signing confidential contracts with importers and exporters.
  • Yellow acquires Roadway for $966M
    Yellow Corp., the second-largest motor carrier in the U.S., said it would buy larger rival Roadway Corp. in a cash-and-stock bid to create one of the largest shipping companies in the world.
  • Ruling clears Europe night flights
  • U.S. increases Canada border patrols
  • Forwarders slate D.C. 'educational' talks
  • Marad awards ship-disposal contract
  • Alliance for Panama Canal, Fla. port
  • Sri Lanka gets grant for port project
  • NYK Logistics earns C-TPAT certification
  • TOTE opens Tacoma facility
  • Report: DHL to move British IT jobs
  • Addendum: List of Inttra carriers

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • SA Port Authority seals congestion deal with lines, shippers
    A new deal between the South African Port Authority and carriers should open the way for lines to lift the US$100/container congestion surcharge imposed earlier this year.
  • Port reform: Finally, EU factions start showing their hands
    The liberalising EU Ports Directive is now in conciliation to get the European Parliament, Council and Commission to agree on its final form, or see it abandoned completely.
  • US fines Maersk for Cuban sanctions violation
  • MISC set to off-load non-core business
  • OOCL ready to take up mega-ship options
  • More state involvement threatens Brazil terminal operators
  • Shenzhen's first half volumes leap 42%
  • PTP volume statistics still riding high on Evergreen boxes
  • PONL concentrates Brazil/ECSA activities in Santos
  • Seawheel shifts Dublin operations to new lo lo terminal
  • US rule virtually eliminates seafarer visas
  • US toughens pollution fine regime

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • Oil rides downs and ups
    Sigh of relief in Nigeria, but new troubles in Iraq, Texas.
  • Tordenskjold faces fleet exodus
    Chairman Tor Johan Stuve exercises option to buy 75% of Norwegian company's ships.
  • MODEC reaps $25.8m in Tokyo
    Offshore player plans to support charter projects.
  • Tesma looks for 150% growth
    Full steam ahead for new Tschudi & Eitzen ship management venture.
  • Vital Viktor Lenac talks go on
    Ailing Croatian yard extends last-ditch refinancing discussions with creditors.
  • Knock Dee charter extended
    Fred Olsen agrees a lower day rate to keep elderly shuttle tanker at work.
  • MISC hopeful on share sell-off
    Malaysian shipping giant still in talks to dispose of big holding in country's first merchant bank.
  • Pollution threat bulker held
    UK detains Mighty Confidence over oil spill and fire worries.
  • War Club invested in shipyard
    Mutual insurer seeks to recover $16m as Carl Fredrik Seim is remanded for a month.
  • NYK inks multipurpose quartet
    NYK-Hinode orders replacement vessels to meet "increasingly diversified" customer needs
  • Thoresen Thai snaps up auctioned bulker
    Sale of Navitrade ship arrested in South Africa allows Thai owner to replace scrapped veteran.
  • Jambo salvors remove fuel
    Transfer of oil from sunken cargoship off Scotland should be completed later on Tuesday.
  • PTP posts bullish interim growth
    Evergreen's defection from Singapore to Malaysia behind increase in container volume throughput.
  • A&P Birkenhead inks P&O repair treble
    Irish Sea ferries refits to make use of new technology that replaces conventional metal plates.
  • Hornbeck expands OSV fleet
    US offshore vessel operator continues fleet growth programme with five-vessel acquisition.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 8, 2003
  • Report: Container carriers boost transpacific capacity
  • Foreign crews must appear personally to apply for visas
  • Volga-Dnepr names Wraight to head cargo airline
  • Soybean shippers rattled by EU's biotech label rules
  • Texas Instruments picks Exel as preferred carrier
  • New name for L.A./Long Beach Marine Exchange




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