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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 12, 2003
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  • Mongolia sets up shipping register
    IN a move that defies not merely the nay-sayers but perhaps the imagination as well, land-locked Mongolia has become the latest international maritime player with the start-up of its own shipping register.
  • Dockers at PSA's HNN stop work in Europe-wide action
    WATERFRONT work at PSA Corporation's Belgium subsidiary Hesse Noord Natie reportedly ground to a standstill for more than two days during strikes called by European transport workers unions.
  • S'pore handles more boxes, ships, bunker operations
    SINGAPORE handled more containers, vessels and bunker operations in January year on year, but recorded a slight fall in cargo tonnage and its ship registry, the latest statistics released yesterday by the Maritime and Port Authority reveal.
  • RCL starts new service
    REGIONAL Container Lines has launched a new service and restructured an existing service to meet growing regional demand.
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  • Exel expects Asia-Pacific to continue strong growth
    THE world's largest third party logistics company, Exel, expects its double digit revenue growth to continue in the Asia-Pacific this year, according to regional chief executive C K Lee.
  • HK airlines resume feud over routes to China
  • Insurance firm to buy US Air's debt for US$1.5b
  • MAS to offer 30-50% fare discounts
  • Germany to boost Frankfurt Airport security in event of war
  • Delta forecasts negative cash flow, lower capacity

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 12, 2003
  • Mainline operators unveil fast intra-Asia service
  • Toll interim net earnings rise by record 44pc in 2002
  • MOL acquires ISO14001 certification
  • RCL puts new service in water, restructures another
  • SLPA to redevelop Colombo's North Terminal
  • Exel contracted to revamp Sun distribution system
  • Tacoma names new director of contracts, risk management
  • Martinair flies back to profitability in 2002
  • AeroMexico puts in large order for Boeing 737-700 aircraft
  • DHL master council elects pilots to top union posts

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 12, 2003
  • World Cargo Alliance's Bangkok meet turns out to be a huge success
  • SCI announces 30 pc interim dividend
  • Marine insurers set to impose war-risk surcharge in Gulf-Indian Ocean area - Feeder lines suspend operations to/from Iraq's Umm Qasr port
  • Crude tankers envisage "business as usual"
  • DGFT proposes negotiated price for import of Chinese silk
  • War threat no cheer for Iraq tea exporters
  • Exim Bank, TIDCORP in LoC to support exim trade
  • VPT allots addl land for container terminal
  • Vizag Port handles all-time high output of 9.4 lakh t. alumina up to March 10, 2002-03
  • Airlines charging 30 pc more for US-bound cargo
  • Railways exceed freight target in January
  • Reshamsingh Group achieves milestone in super ODC cargo transportation
  • US Ambassador allays India's fear on war fallout
  • SEZ status sought for proposed Kolkata leather goods park
  • Rudy reiterates India's commitment to BIMST-EC trade area
  • CBEC chief rules out rollback of Cenvat chain extension to textile segments
  • Exim Bank enters syndication market with $ 100-m ECB
  • IMC's new Managing Committee elected

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • Daily bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents
  • Ice problems in Riga & Tallinn, markets firm
  • Great Belt: Great gasoil gains
  • High and volatile oil prices for 2003
  • Fuel goes East in VL
  • IPE extends trading hours to commence at 02.00 AM
  • Spain: Bominflot staff announcemnt
  • Uruguay: Fueloil supply restarted from 13th March
  • Rising prices & temperatures - ice melting in St Petersburg?
  • Fujiarah sees slight firming in the face of bearish cargo
  • Fos: Strike to end tomorrow
  • Ecuador: Navipac S.A. staff announcement
  • Rotterdam softens with crude
  • High Indications still deterring buyers in Hong Kong

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • Lufthansa Cargo announces another fuel surcharge
  • U.S. Agency probing DHL Airways nationality
  • New intermodal services from Bargetrain
  • More goods on Russian vessels
  • Hilti extends its agreement with Danzas

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • "Romantika" sister keel laid
  • Matson will not take delivery
  • IUM Shipmanagement to move

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • MAN B&W backs FWE for NOX reduction
    The nitrogen oxide (NOX) emission reduction technology based on fuel water emulsion injection (FWE), developed by MAN B&W Diesel, has proved a success in series operation.
  • Keppel Offshore & Marine units win S$95 million in contracts
    Business units of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Keppel Corporation Limited, have secured S$95 million (US $54.7million) worth of contracts.
  • Ron J. McAlear starts new job
    President of Atlantic Marine, Mobile

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 12, 2003
  • Cape crusaders unite to set up Asian mega-pool
    SOME of the biggest names in the Asian capesize business are clubbing together to form a Hong Kong-headquartered pool to be called Cape Asia Inc.
  • Hamburg S'd set to buy Kien Hung liner operations
    GERMANY'S Hamburg S'd has concluded an agreement in principle to take over the liner activities of Taiwanese operator Kien Hung.
  • SSY makes second foray into virtual trade with GlobalCoal
    SIMPSON Spence and Young is launching an online Forward Freight Agreement platform with internet coal trading venture GlobalCoal, writes Neville Smith.
  • EU's port directive gets Strasbourg vote
    Brussel's controversial Port Services Directive has survived a second reading in a final vote at the European Parliament, but only with a number of key amendments, writes Roger Hailey.
  • Martin to sell Canada Steamship
    PAUL Martin, the front-runner to replace Jean Chretien as Canadian prime minister, bowed to pressure yesterday and said he would sell his cherished shipping company to avoid a possible conflict of interest, Reuters reports.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • Carnival looks to Far East
  • Tropical parent's shares plummet
  • CSL's Martin rethinks ownership
  • Cruise cancellation policy eased
  • NCL disciplines crew for dumping
  • Costa responds to journalist death
  • Pakistan to improve cargo clearance
  • Study shows extent of leave denial
  • Matson plays hardball with unions
  • Dockers happy with directive vote
  • Ports directive vote later today
  • UAE P&I monopoly broken
  • Dockers step up directive action
  • Gisborne port sold, renamed
  • Korean Register chairman resigns
  • Not-so-Evergreen fined for dumping
  • Mississippi terminals seek tug deal
  • APL targets Chinese ports
  • Pertamina to float $130M bonds
  • Koreans warn of war risk burden

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • Korea shipbuilders expect record year
    Awash in orders, shipyards are forecasting a record year that would cement the country's position as the world's leading builder.
  • Pass-ons no sure thing for forwarders
    Freight forwarders and couriers said they are having mixed results in passing on fuel surcharges to their customers.
  • APL boosts Mexico-Asia service
  • Northwest, KLM hike air-cargo surcharges
  • Cargolux to raise fuel surcharge
  • Hamburg Sud acquires trans-Pacific line
  • US Airways to emerge from Ch. 11
  • CF to sell Canadian Freightways
  • Second Indian port lowers charges for carriers
  • Forwarder projects rapid growth
  • European port protests turn violent
  • Shippers' project boosts extended gate hours

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • European Parliament vote soothes angry dockers
    A period of strike-free port operations seems possible after the European Transport Workers' Federation (ETF) hailed today's European Parliament vote on the EU Ports Package as 'a step in the right direction'.
  • Forwarders levy 24hr documentation fee
    Major forwarders have said that they will now charge a 'documentation fee' for services connected with new security regulations for US bound cargo, but charges will vary.
  • Hamburg Sud to acquire Kien Hung this month
  • Shippers invited to lead West Coast terminal revolution
  • Sinokor and Hanjin to launch Vietnam link
  • Rhine-Main trimodal facility to expand capacity
  • Lines axe Lagos surcharge, but threat remains
  • CSAV establish UK agency joint venture
  • MEPs support dockers' unions faced with 'police repression'

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • HAL defers Oosterdam start
    Holland America Line cancels first two Europe sailings but denies bookings are the problem.
  • Washington sitting on funds?
    Sponsors of US maritime security act berate government for not releasing funds.
  • Martin agrees to turn over CSL
    Front-runner for PM gives up private shipping company after political storm.
  • Hamburg Sud takes over Kien Hung
    German line steps in where CP Ships feared to tread with purchase of cash-strapped Taiwanese operator.
  • Worldscale antics keep punters guessing
    Bulk of Intertanko party guests find the market moved for them.
  • EWATA scraps Lagos congestion surcharge
    Improving conditions at Nigerian terminals is good news for customers of African container group.
  • RCCL changes Med policy
    Cruise line relaxes no-show terms to entice more to the Med.
  • HMM car unit sale dispels red ink
    But fourth quarter operating loss widens, as sales crash back.
  • Bank to pay out on Prestige
    Funds prepared to help Spanish states with tanker spill aftermath.
  • Vosco ship held by Japanese
    Vietnamese owner's Vinh An among 48 vessels detained after port state checks in February.
  • ITF crew pay freeze to continue
    Employers set to ask for more time to build a global pay forum but Norwegians stay out.
  • Solid result for Trasmediterranea
    Revenues and pre-tax profits increase at privatised Spanish ferry owner, but net figure falls.
  • Navibulgar secures vital loan
    Bulgarian state shipowner to finally sign for loan needed to finish vessels at Varna shipyard.
  • VLCC hulk put up for auction
    Hungry demolition buyers offer big bucks but fail to pull in the tonnage.
  • Korean orders hit record highs
    Yards say they will knock Japan off top slot with current newbuilding splurge.
  • FEFC: price hikes must take place
    Containership group pleads for understanding from Asian shippers as they face April rate restoration.
  • Shipmanagers set for larger role
    Increasing legislation and politics making small-scale operations uneconomical claims Cremers.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 11, 2003
  • Hamburg Süd to acquire taiwanese line Kien Hung
  • Tropical Shipping, Kestrel Liner Agencies form alliance
  • Marad offers reefing assistance to coastal states
  • Mcnamera warns of misdeclared bulk cargoes
  • Bush requests $18.47 million for FMC 2004 budget
  • Canada transpacific lines adjust fuel surcharge
  • Crowley adds 3rd weekly sailing to U.S. Gulf/Central America link
  • APL, CP Ships more than double capacity on Asia/Mexico service
  • UPS launches exchange collect to speed money flow
  • Northwest, KLM raise fuel surcharges
  • Schneider to use new rack for moving glass products
  • Famous Pacific Shipping appoints German agent
  • U.S. Senate forms homeland security subcommittee
  • SC Johnson picks EXEL to manage aerosol facility in Chile
  • USTR begins review of GSP
  • Port of Savannah improvements aim to accommodate growing volumes
  • European Parliament adopts port liberalization directive
  • Dockworkers continue strikes in European ports
  • Hong Kong's re-export boom continues
  • Europe/Nigeria carriers stop Lagos surcharge

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