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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
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  • Ship groups seek help for crew medical checks
    SINGAPORE's shipping industry has asked the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and health officials to provide a list of doctors prepared to board vessels needing crew and passenger health checks under strict, new Sars-related requirements.
  • Busan to get 11 new berths in bid to become logistics hub
    SOUTH Korea will establish a port authority at southern Busan and begin expanding berths at the country's largest port as part of its drive to become the logistics hub of north-east Asia.
  • Three Gorges Dam closed to shipping till June 15
    SHIPPING will be suspended on China's Three Gorges Dam water areas from yesterday to June 15 as the reservoir is set to be filled, sources with China's shipping administration of the Three Gorges said yesterday.
Air and Land Transport
  • Regulators block Qantas plan to buy stake in Air NZ

    AUSTRALIAN and New Zealand regulators rejected a plan by Qantas Airways to pay NZ$550 million for a stake in Air New Zealand, calling it 'highly anti-competitive'.
  • BA, Air France to ground Concorde for good
  • US travel agencies sue 21 carriers over commissions
  • Limited American-BA tie-up gets US nod
  • Lead engine for A380 meets test targets
  • Air Canada traffic plunges in March
Admiralty Casebook
  • Mooring ropes are part of ship
    ATRIBUNAL in Australia last month overruled a decision by the country's customs service that mooring ropes were not a part of a ship.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • HHI bags orders worth US$680 million from German clients
  • Hamburg Sud takes over Kien Hung liner services
  • WW doing it for themselves after dropping Canadian sales agent
  • Anshin teams up with Martin Bencher Scandinavia
  • PSA Group March throughput up 8 per cent over last year
  • Port of Vancouver in midst of expanding box capacity
  • DOT grants American Airlines, BA codeshare permission
  • Kitty Hawk starts new service from San Francisco
  • Stephen Flowers to head UPS Americas unit

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Iraqi production increase foreseen
  • Oil slips on oversupply concern, OPEC meeting maybe delayed
  • ARA remains quiet, short-term supply problems reported
  • Japanese avails get better, but now demand has fizzled out
  • Singapore avails remain tight with little relief in sight
  • Bad avails spoil bearish Italian party
  • Petrol Bunkering & Trading celebrates 20 years
  • Rotterdam quiet and little changed this morning

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • NYK subsidiary extends UK operations
  • New container train between Beijing and Moscow
  • Avion Capital: a new financing tool for Airbus
  • BBC signs contract with JSV Special Marine and River Transportation
  • U-Freight strengthens Chinese management teams

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • No EU feedback to Odfjell
  • Höegh weaker than expected
  • Broström md to become chairman of ECSA

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Chemical carrier case could drag on
    "This matter will be ongoing for months if not years," says an update from Odfjell ongoing investigations by the EU Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice into possible breaches of competition regulations.
  • MAN B&W order for Japanese ferry
    MAN B&W Diesel AG, Augsburg, Germany, has won an order from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for production and delivery of two 9L58/64 large-bore diesel engines.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Greenbrier sees improvement in second quarter numbers
  • MarAd taps Roberson as associate administrator
  • Coast Guard law enforcement team discovers weapons cache in Iraq
  • Trio of carriers form new Europe/Med service
  • Japanese Customs officials set up shop in Los Angeles

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Universe quits tankers after Prestige furore
    Uproar about the Prestige spill off Spain last year has forced the Greek owners and managers of the ill-starred vessel to withdraw from the tanker market, at least for the time being.
  • Iraq oil set to flow again within three months
    IRAQ'S southern oilfields and the Mina al Bakr tanker terminal will be brought back onstream in less than three months, US commanders claim.
  • P&O Nedlloyd's Seymour defects to P&O Ports
    The head of P&O Nedlloyd's North American operations has left to join P&O Ports, the latest of a number of top level defections from the loss-making liner shipping company to the profitable ports business.
  • Investors dismayed at Bergesen bid price
    Some Norwegian investment funds are unhappy with the value of the Sohmen family's $1.4bn bid for Bergesen, Norway's leading bulk shipping group.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Izar seeks European consortium
  • Tanker mishaps threaten industry
  • Carnival settles ballast-dumping case
  • Vostochny box trade soaring
  • Caribbean maritime exec dies
  • SARS: Hong Kong lowers growth target
  • Suardiaz to boost Ghent ro-ro traffic
  • CEFOR warns of premium shocker
  • Star Cruises raises $321M loan
  • Russia resists China port take-over
  • Wahine disaster remembered
  • Gulf: Aussie wheat diverted
  • Council denies liability for Jody
  • SARS and Iraq prompt BIMCO AGM move
  • Class, owners clash on standards
  • SARS: Asian owners' meet put off
  • Hutchison mum on Westport rumours

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Lloyd's an 'alien' in U.S.: Chairman
    The insurance giant wants more than visiting rights in the U.S. insurance market.
  • Malaysia operator in box expansion
    Kelang capacity upgraded with third box berth.
  • Some relief for Bangladesh feeders
    Agreement over cargo-preference rule frees stranded cargo.
  • TSA plans transport I.D. card testing
  • FedEx Ground opens expanded St. Louis facility
  • March cargo stronger at UK airports
  • Hamburg Sud completes Kien Hung takeover
  • Odfjell says anti-trust lawsuit now class-action
  • Emirates, Swiss cut fuel surcharges
  • Terrorism topic for Maritime Security Expo Europe
  • War spurs Trans-Siberian box traffic
  • CF halts sale of Canadian Freightways
  • P.A.M. closes on McNeill Trucking

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Counter-terrorism measures instrumental in drug haul
    Canadian Customs has provided the first positive report that the systems developed to fight terrorism can be effective in the battle against drug smuggling too.
  • US Customs set to 'ramp up' 24hr rule inspections
  • China Merchants reports 10% net profit gain
  • NZ dockers make pests of themsleves
  • UK Government in firing line as terminals brace for Q3 volume surge
  • Mobile phones to act as port operations work terminals

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Actinor future in the balance
    Shipping company faces shaky future whatever bondholders decide Friday.
  • TEN employees cash in
    Company tells Oslo exchange shares have increased by 287,000.
  • Intertanko abandons TRIA hopes
    Tanker owners to turn to commercial market for terror cover.
  • Nordic American profit climbs
    Company's tanker earnings hit their highest levels since fourth quarter 2000.
  • Tanker owners face class action
    US chemical company JLM Industries to sue Odfjell, Stolt, Jo Tankers and Tokyo Marine.
  • Another death at Alang scrapyard
    Environmental group Greenpeace reports tanker blast at the demolition beaches.
  • Gloom descends on Leif Hoegh
    "Substantial" fall in first-quarter profit blamed on higher fuel costs and the weaker US dollar.
  • Great Eastern unveils new debt issue
    Indian shipowner to raise more cash through AAA-rated paper.
  • Russia's Primorsk terminal set for huge expansion
    Pipeline giant Transneft plans will boost Finnish Gulf tanker traffic.
  • Profits bloom at China Merchants
    Hong Kong tanker and ports company misses analysts' 2002 forecasts, but still posts huge earnings.
  • SCI takes on ONGC supply ships
    Indian oil company passes management of three vessels to state shipping giant.
  • MOL ups profit forecast
    Japanese shipowning giant is reaping rewards of strong tanker market.
  • USCG seeks to combat SARS threat
    Coast Guard works with Centres for Disease Control to draw up guidelines for ship inspections.
  • Ukrainian yard boosts business
    Shiprepairers' monopoly on domestic contracts spells good news for Kerch in 2002.
  • PSA reports strong growth
    Container terminals both at home and abroad see year-on-year increase in throughput.
  • US concerned over single-hull flood
    Response likely if Europe goes it alone warns USCG's Paul Pluta.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 10, 2003
  • Hoegh reports sharp fall in profit for first quarter
  • OOCL adopts sars precautionary segregation measures
  • Sea Star appoints Fox Senior Vice President
  • TSA to hold air-cargo security meeting
  • World Shipping Council calls for changes to 24-hour rule application
  • P&O Ports expands stake in port of Miami terminal operator

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