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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2003
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  • Cut charges to help logistics industry compete: SLA
    THE Singapore Logistics Association has called on the government to slash statutory charges and cargo handling rates to help local logistics companies fight off competition from neighbouring countries.
  • Shipping sector vulnerable to terrorist acts
    THE worldwide container shipping industry is 'wide open' to the threat of terrorism and no one is taking responsibility for tackling the problem, according to an independent report.
  • Australia may slaughter or dump stranded sheep
    FIFTY thousand Australian sheep may be slaughtered or left on an island if Australia fails this week to find a buyer for the animals, which have been stranded for two months on a ship in the Middle East, the government said on Tuesday.
  • PSA's Sept global volumes up 7%, local up 8.5%
    PSA Corporation saw both its global and local throughput volumes rise in September year-on-year, on the back of buoyant container trades fuelled by surging China exports to North America and Europe.
  • A blow for nature lovers
    A Star Ferry sails past pilings sunk into the water at a reclamation project in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour.
Air and Land Transport
  • BA's Asia-Pac load factors beat pre-Sars averages
    BRITISH Airways said its Asia-Pacific passenger load factors have surpassed pre-Sars averages, but the airline has ruled out any plans of adding any new Asia destinations to its network for at least two years.
  • EU acts on unfair airline pricing
  • Air India to restore all services to S'pore, HK
  • United's comeback
  • US, Vietnam hold talks on air services pact
  • US Airways to contract out Airbus heavy maintenance
  • Tougher rules deter foreign fliers to the US
    FOUR times a week a Japan Airlines 747 from Sao Paulo, Brazil, lands in New York City on the way to Tokyo, but since August the planes have each been carrying 100 fewer passengers because of hastily imposed new rules, introduced in early August, to deal with threats from Al-Qaeda and other terrorist organisations.
Port Shots
  • Port Shots
    EVERGREEN's Italian subsidiary Lloyd Triestino and French carrier CMA CGM have launched a new joint China-Adriatic express service via the Port of Tanjung Pelepas.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2003
  • Evergreen Star awarded first ABS certificate
  • Modern Terminals receiving computer upgrade
  • China Shipping picks up sixth 5,668 TEU vessel
  • Qianwan Terminal sees completion of four berths
  • Lykes extends Europe, Africa trade with feeder service
  • Singapore MPA to boost SMEs with technology fund
  • Visak service offers increased efficiency and capacity: APL
  • MTG sells ECL logistics business
  • Great Plains Transportation sees revenue increase
  • China Southern inks pact to operate Beijing terminal
  • Dragonair sees increase in cargo and passenger numbers
  • Construction materials for Siberia transported by Volga-Dnepr
  • KLM freight figures on the rise in September

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2003
  • MoS urges Finance Ministry to include dredging firms in tonnage tax ambit
  • Sagar Mala a reaffirmation of govt's commitment to maritime sector-Dilipkumar Gandhi - INMEX 2003 off to rousing start
  • October 20 last date for SCI bids
  • 8 US states seek probe into shrimp dumping by 16 nations
  • Iraq to buy 1 m tonnes of Indian wheat
  • Sharp rise in steel exports to China
  • WTO panel rules against EU sops for Pakistan - Ruling may benefit Indian textile exports
  • Alliance Air to start night cargo services
  • UPS to come out with new systems to expedite payment for shippers soon
  • CONCOR plans direct rail services to Bangla, Nepal by March 2004
  • India poised to export groundnut oil
  • Centre-Texprocil rejoinder to EU likely by Oct. 10: Bedlinen exports
  • Task forces set up for pharmaceuticals, agriculture & food processing
  • India now a paradise for investors, Vajpayee tells Asean
  • Asean agrees on FTA by 2020
  • Nalco bags 'Niryat Shree' award for 2 years
  • New site allotted for apparel park
  • Centre may review Oman gas pipeline project: Minister
  • Meeting with Saudi team at IMC on October 16
  • IMC engagements
  • MTNL chief to speak at IMC on Oct. 23

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • US East Coast:Markets quiet, buyers anticipate bearishness
  • Firm Vancouver still enjoying healthy demand
  • Crude drops sharply after big US stock build
    Weekly figures from the DOE and API took the market by surprise again today when they both reported a crude build way above expectations.
  • Strong winds threaten delivery possibilities in Istanbul
  • Saudi Arabia: Refinery upgrade reduces fuel oil output
    Global supply of fuel oil is diminishing as refineries throughout the world undergo upgrades.
  • Japan stays well stocked and out-priced
    Plenty of avails (for the time being) remain to be sold in Japan, but at the prices being forced on the majority of suppliers, will anybody buy them?
  • New Saudi posted prices
  • California: Dismay as bunker tax exemption faces delay
    SB 808 is still in the hands of California's ousted Governor Davis, who has until midnight on Sunday to either sign or veto the bill. Unfortunately, bureaucratic procedures could mean that the bunker sales tax exemption may not become effective immediately.
  • Fine avails continue in Italy as numbers drop off somewhat
  • Rotterdam market softens this morning

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • Otto G. Niederhofer is new head of Stinnes' Montan marketing division
  • MOL shows up on FTSE 4 Good Global Index
  • Uzbekistan Airways flies home a new Boeing 767
  • Vienna-Duisburg "South East European Shuttle" started
  • Kuehne & Nagel to acquire Pracht, a forwarder and logistics provider

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • Seawind considering flag change in Tallinn traffic
  • Norwegian net wage system reduced
  • Tordenskjold CEO may be charged

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • Seaspan Containerlines orders 9,500 TEU box ships
    Washington Marine Group's Seaspan Container Lines confirms that it has ordered up to eight (4 +4) 9,500 TEU containerships from South Korea's Samsung Heavy Industries.
  • Teekay ups dividend
    boost reflects growth in long-term, fixed rate business

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • Port of Tacoma breaks record with $46.2 million ICON contract
  • Port of Olympia holds meeting to discuss East Bay property use
  • Corps plans more closures for John Day navigation lock
  • Port of Seattle offers customers electronic bill payment option
  • Anthony Scioscia, Olav Rakkenes named 2004 Connie Award winners

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 9, 2003
  • First Ship sets up $500m lease finance fund
    A NEW commercial finance company, backed by a mainly German set of principals, hopes to popularise the "lease not own" mindset in the shipping industry.
  • ECSA looking for boost from EU newcomers
    SHIPOWNERS are set to gain much more collective muscle when 10 new countries join the European Union next year.
  • Aegean Insurance launches first Greek P&I cover for shipping
    ATHENS-based Aegean Insurance is set to become the first Greek insurer offering protection and indemnity cover for shipping.
  • Oslo wages blow for maritime Norway
    OSLO yesterday dealt a further blow to the Norwegian shipping and offshore industry's battle for a net-wage system with a national budget that failed to hit the mark.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • US law cannot protect seafarers
    THE US government is unable to order private terminals to allow foreign seafarers leave their ships, even if they have a visa permitting them to go ashore, says the US Coast Guard's chief of port and vessel security, Captain Kevin Dale
  • Bulkers in uncharted territory
    THE surge in dry bulk rates in recent weeks has taken on a life of its own, says this week's Fairplay Cover Story
  • Hapag-Lloyd to sell inland fleet
    HAPAG-Lloyd is seeking a buyer for its inland waterways shipping and land transport subsidiary VTG-Lehnkering
  • Work resumes at India's JNPT
    THE 380 striking transport workers have called off the five-day strike at JNPT's container terminal, and operations are limping back to normal
  • Emeraude employees' plea for help
    EMPLOYEES of French ferry operator Emeraude Lines, which was placed in receivership last week, have asked Brittany Ferries to rescue the company
  • Karachi to invite Tasman bids
    KARACHI Port Trust (KPT) is about to invite bids from local parties to remove the wreck of the tanker Tasman Spirit
  • Lys-Line prepares for log deal
  • Snails halt Philippine box exports
  • Syria, Lebanon in tariff talks
  • Haifa strikers widen action
  • WG&A converts ferries

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • More profits for carriers in '04: Drewry
    Sustained profitability forecast for container carriers on higher growth and vessel utilization, according to a new report.
  • Dual objectives in Marad strategic plan
    Five-year strategy to make optimal use of maritime assets for commerce and support homeland security, military preparedness objectives.
  • Korea plans Incheon logistics hub
    Seoul plans $40 million advanced logistics base at Incheon airport.
  • Annan urges business support for UN
  • Germany postpones truck toll again
  • TPG eyeing stake in Belgian Post
  • Zim-Lloyd Triestino service adds Qingdao call
  • Analysts: Dell switching back to UPS from FedEx
  • to shut down
  • Israeli firm installs readers at U.S. ports
  • Lufthansa, DHL Danzas in pharma deal
  • Israel pushes for port privatization
  • Oracle tabs DHL for domestic shipping
  • Teekay increases dividend

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • High charter costs set starving feeders on course for rate binge
    A looming shortage of feeder ships could see a significant increase in feeder freight rates, of up to 50%, says Howe Robinson, as charter costs soar but available tonnage contracts.
  • Israel's shippers up their demands in call for end to port closures
    Israel's shippers are threatening legal action over port closures, the Israeli Shippers' Council (ISC) told ci-online, but the Israeli Institute of Export (IIE) hopes for a government-labour compromise.
  • Carriers tell Busan to cut box taxes
  • SA Port Operations offers berthing slots to improve efficiency
  • Giant Seaspan box ships earmarked for Far East-Europe trades
  • Zim and LT desert Busan for Chinese competitor port
  • Simatech starts Southeast Asia to Middle East via India
  • Allink offers LCL service to north-Brazil shippers
  • Taiwanese carrier Evergreen ISPS-certifies two ships: 101 to go

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • Skaugen investors in $10m payout
    Norwegian owner showers shareholders with special dividend after deal with Teekay.
  • Chang taking the long view
    Evergreen chief Chang Yung-fa predicts stronger world economy after 2005.
  • Green Reefers in ship conversion profit
    Company nets NOK 17m in sale and charter back of reefership converted to carry aluminium.
  • Odfjell in talks with contract customers
    Norwegian owner embroiled in price-fixing scandal is building bridges with major charterers.
  • DFDS puts money into paper
    Danish owner and subsidiary Lys-Line plan to expand capacity of sideport paper carriers.
  • TEN frees cash with suezmax sales
    Greek owner confirms charter-back deal for two 2002-built ships.
  • Samskip opens up in Larvik
    Expanding Icelandic container line boosts Norwegian presence.
  • Coscol gives green light to bond issue
    Cosco Shipping's efforts to raise funds for its fleet acquisition have moved a step nearer fruition.
  • Teekay ups dividend
    Aframax giant breaks payment policy of last eight years on back of growth in long-term business.
  • Samudera expands tanker fleet
    Indonesian owner bolsters industrial ship division with acquisition of a tanker from Korean owner.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 8, 2003
  • ACL, Mediterranean Shipping stop transatlantic slot exchange
  • Carriers switch to Qingdao on Asia/U.S. East Coast service
  • Hyundai sets up regional headquarters in China
  • Drewry sees "sustained profitability" for container carriers
  • EU governments discuss maritime pollution, EU/U.S. air agreement
  • U.S. Maritime Administration releases strategic plan
  • ILO study: Women seafarers often face harassment on ships
  • de Gunten to head Latin airline trade group
  • FIATA elects Issa Baluch president
  • FIATA awaits U.S. Customs' advanced air freight rules
  • U.S. Customs CIO retires
  • Trane pays fines for U.S. export violations
  • Volkswagen picks Exel to manage two German parts facilities
  • Caille heads ABX Logistics France
  • Meaby appointed commercial manager of ABP

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