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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 10, 2003
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  • Many int'l seafarers denied shore leave in N America
    TOUGH new North American visa requirements have hit international seafarers hard, depriving many of shore leave just as the International Labour Organisation has adopted a new global convention for maritime identification.
  • Norway blast suits can be heard in Philippines: labour official
    STAR Cruises subsidiary Norwegian Cruise Lines is entitled to shift at least 14 lawsuits filed on behalf of Filipino seamen killed or injured by the Norway boiler blast from the US to the Philippines, according to a Philippine labour official.
  • American couple sues NCL
    A married couple has sued Norwegian Cruise Lines, alleging that they were held captive on one of its luxury ships in Hawaii because the wife was doing work for a law firm suing the company.
  • ICTSI fined 1m pesos by market regulator
    INTERNATIONAL Container Terminal Services Inc, the biggest non-state port operator in the Philippines, said it was fined 1 million pesos by the regulator for failing to disclose a plan to boost capital after it was cleared by the board.
  • Right whales get right-of-way
    SHIPPING lanes in the Atlantic Canada's Bay of Fundy changed last week in a bid to save the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whales.
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing hopes 7E7 will fulfill airlines' dreams
    GIVEN a choice between nonstop flights on distant international routes or changing planes at busy hub airports, future airline passengers will gladly pay to avoid time-consuming connections.
  • Probe into Sudanese airliner crash begins
  • Sydney Airports to reduce 40% of workforce
  • Asiana, THAI to offer more flights in ticketing accord
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  • Bulletin Board
    Air France has appointed Jean Claude Moutic as regional director, South-east Asia and Australia, based in Singapore.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 10, 2003
  • Collective bargaining agreement reached by Evergreen, ILO
  • Container carriers boost transpacific capacity
  • Multipurpose ships attract NYK-Hinode Line
  • Maersk takes lead in Operation Safe Commerce
  • PTP sees 37pc container hike
  • New York's Red Hook terminal on the market
  • US Coast Guard issues maritime security rules
  • Panama Canal increases safety factor with AIS
  • Thai targets November for US$436m share offer
  • China Southern to relaunch Amsterdam/China service
  • United cargo miles dip in June
  • Volga-Dnepr appoints Wraight man
  • Achievement award for Bridges

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 10, 2003
  • DG Shipping sets age, quality norms for foreign tankers entering Indian waters from Sept. 1
  • CII urges immediate withdrawal of WRP surcharge
  • Safmarine launches new Prime Express Service - Celebrates 10th anniversary
  • CII sets up India Club in Shanghai to showcase Indian products
  • Exporters seek comprehensive list of Pak product needs
  • GJEPC aims to double exports of jewellery to $ 16 bn by 2010; ropes in top consultants
  • India to stand by China on further duty cuts
  • India posts positive trade balance with China in Jan-May 2003
  • Tuticorin Port cargo throughput up by 3 pc in Q1
  • Jaswant to settle issue of direct tax refund rate cut
  • Andhra to treat gems park as free processing zone
  • Pharma industry seeks concessions from Gujarat govt.
  • Agriculture Ministry wants import duty on edible oil raised to 85 pc, SAD reimposed
  • Indian Steel Alliance asks govt to be cautious during subsidy talks with OECD
  • China's rapid economic transformation & progress amaze India Inc.
  • Texprocil workshop on anti-dumping, anti-subsidy pact on Sat.
  • Applications invited for Impresa Europe awards

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Gulf Coast rebounds after yesterday's losses
  • East Coast busy amid tight avails and congestion
  • Post-election blues for Mexican suppliers
    Before the election, bunker suppliers entertained a glimmer of hope that the reform-friendly ruling party might gain control of congress, opening the way for eliminating a heavy tax on sales of MDO.
  • Crude largely flat after US reports give contradictory picture
    The weekly data from the US Department of Energy and the American Petroleum Institute proved to be a rather mixed bag, going against expectations on almost every score.
  • Spain: Supplier hopes to get Tarragona barge back in service
    Tarragona's only bunker barge has been taken out of service with no advice on when it might return.
  • Nigerian ports resuming work after strike ends
  • Demand drops with prices in Istanbul
  • Sharp falls in Korean prices begin to attract more interest
  • New Saudi posted prices
  • Rotterdam firmer at midday
  • Rotterdam market stable this morning

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Sævik buys Havila emergency fleet
  • Stuve secures juice bits
  • Shipyard-wrecker charged

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Confinement structure to seal Prestige wreck
    Repsol YPF has awarded Seal Engineering SA, a wholly-owned affiliate of Technip-Coflexip, a basic engineering contract for the fabrication and installation of a confinement structure for the Prestige
  • Tidewater announces debt issuance
    Tidewater Inc. has completed the issuance and funding of $300,000,000 of senior unsecured notes.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Sea-Tac Airport in line to receive DHS funding
  • Portland Airport noise team cancels July public meeting
  • NCL holding job fair to man Hawaiian cruise vessels
  • Unexpected repairs push back John Day Lock opening date
  • MarAd announces contract to dispose of RRF vessels

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 10, 2003
  • Paralegal accuses NCL of 'detaining' her on ship
    A NEW York legal assistant has accused Norwegian Cruise Line of "holding her captive" on the Norwegian Star during a Hawaii cruise in February and subsequently ejecting her from the ship, because she started investigating the cruise company's conduct in a class action lawsuit spearheaded by her law firm while on holiday herself.
  • Technip wins contract to put cap on Prestige oil
    FRENCH oil industry engineering group Technip-Coflexip has been awarded a basic engineering design contract for the construction and installation of a "canopy" to stop heavy fuel oil leaking from the Prestige.
  • Tesma unveils shape for third-party role
    TESMA, the new vehicle for the shipmanagement interests of both sides of the demerging Tschudi & Eitzen set-up, has announced further details of its novel alliance structure.
  • CP Ships checks lifts after OOCL Montreal death fall
    CP Ships, which owns Canada Maritime, has shut down all lifts of similar design to that installed on the OOCL Montreal in its own fleet while additional safety checks are carried out.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • US cruisers pick Colombia
  • Report highlights Prestige concerns
  • ILO holds minimum wage steady
  • Greenpeace goes back to its roots
  • Vopak offers job to jailed officer
  • Northlink repairs to tailshaft
  • Repsol awards Prestige contract
  • K Line move ends SCI sale
  • Dutch call for road toll delay
  • Abandoned crew refuse to leave
  • Turkey seeks Spanish EU backing
  • Jambo cargo recovery next week
  • Prestige inquiry call again blocked
  • Mid-East thaw brings maritime talks
  • Auslink plans miss out the west
  • Shipyard paid for own acquisition
  • Argentina to upgrade Plate AIS
  • Indonesia turns inwards with LNG
  • Hundreds drown in ferry tragedy

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Operation Safe Commerce short-changed
    Washington has yet to deliver $30 million of a total $58 million in funding for the federal supply chain security initiative.
  • Intermodal safety deal near
    A long-awaited agreement among marine terminals, railroads, trucking companies and equipment lessors assigning responsibility for intermodal equipment upkeep could be reached by the end of the year.
  • D.F. Young names int'l. VP
  • Shenzhen forwarder boosts inland intermodal
  • EU pressuring states on rail freight
  • Cargo soars at Bangladesh port
  • Carriers shift from congested Nhava Sheva
  • Zim sees jump in South China volume
  • Three bidders for India Shipping Corp.
  • FedEx, GM test fuel-cell vehicle
  • Former Panalpina exec McCraw dies
  • Evergreen, union agree on contract

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • JN Port protests against blanket congestion surcharge
    Jawaharlal Nehru Port has strongly protested moves by shipping lines to implement a blanket Nhava Sheva congestion surcharge.
  • Fall guys: Owners await autumn fixings as index continues to climb
  • IndAmEx abandons conference status
  • All vessels calling in US face US-flag obligations
  • August launch for phase II of Hanjin's Long Beach rail link
  • French line launches pan-Mediterranean link
  • New ceo of ICF is Zeno Baggio
  • Tragedy prompts restrictions on shipboard lift use
  • Greek owner orders up to five 8,200TEU vessels
  • Zim touts South China river links

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • NCL sued for 'hostage' situation
    Cruise line denies accusations of holding couple captive.
  • SNCM wins EC aid approval
    But ferry operator will have to curb fleet size to meet conditions.
  • MarAd to scrap third of James River fleet
    Worst ghost ships to disappear by year-end under plan with Able UK.
  • Paris MOU plans new moves
    Inspections and deficiency numbers up, but detentions are down.
  • Tax hit takes shine off Shreyas profit
    Indian owner's latest annual figures chopped by big deferred bill from taxman.
  • PT PAL to go public
    Indonesia's biggest yard looking to list in 2004 as it opens up profit ledger for last year.
  • Stolt Offshore bleeds red ink
    Troubled giant gets no relief from oil and gas sector, but has a plan ...
  • Samskip signs for boxships
    Icelandic carrier to take delivery of two vessels from JJ Sietas of Germany in 2005.
  • US summons LNG exporters
    Middle East supplies needed to answer Alan Greenspan's call.
  • Zim expects Pearl River boost
    Israeli container line's feeder venture is thriving in southern China.
  • Aussie detentions soar
    Australian six-month port state control figures up over 50% on corresponding period last year.
  • Century Shipping to quit this year
    Indian group's textile arm plans to shed two remaining vessels.
  • Havila seals rescue ship sell-off
    But planned sale of 11 vessels to Per Saevik reduced to 10 after charter wrangle.
  • Viktor Lenac strikes deal to avoid collapse
    "Preliminary" agreement will reschedule Croatian yard's debt to stave off bankruptcy.
  • US cruise numbers on the up
    Domestic passenger numbers rose 11% in first quarter in further positive signs for industry.
  • USCG rush to injured seaman
    A rescue effort involving two aircraft is underway off New Orleans after man suffers deep cut.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 9, 2003
  • Risk of transpacific space shortages recedes
  • A.P. Moller promotes Hemmingsen to senior vice president
  • Zim expands Pearl River operations in China
  • "K" Line opens office in Chongqing
  • Maritime & Coastguard Agency names Bligh CEO
  • OFAC issues civil penalties to two shipping lines
  • MarAd awards ESCO Marine $2.2 million contract for ship disposal
  • Trucking giants Yellow Corp., Roadway to merge
  • Birkenstock contracts with UPS to speed special orders
  • Maersk Logistics picked for Operation Safe Commerce
  • Port of Miami selects security director




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