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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
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  • EU's single-hull tanker ban 'ineffective'
    BRINGING forward the retirement of single-hull oil tankers at a regional level is confusing the international shipping industry and will be largely ineffective as long as global rules are absent, Greek maritime industry chiefs say.
  • S'pore box volumes up 6.8%
    SINGAPORE's ports enjoyed 6.8 per cent container throughput growth and 1.4 per cent total cargo growth in the first eight months of this year, figures released by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore show.
  • ITF on the prowl for abuse of seafarers in region
    THE International Transport Workers' Federation is targeting ships in Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Thailand as part of this week's South-east and East Asian maritime week of action.
  • HK's Kwai Chung terminal cargo traffic down
    HUTCHISON Whampoa, Cosco Pacific and other port operators at Hong Kong's Kwai Chung terminal handled 6.6 per cent less cargo in September than a year earlier, because the Sars virus caused a drop in orders from Chinese factories.
  • Ship catches fire off S Africa
    A container ship en route from Singapore to Durban caught fire on Saturday after several containers on board exploded, South African state radio reported.
Air and Land Transport
  • Loss and hope expected to underline US airline earnings
    WHEN the airlines in the United States report Q3 earnings beginning this week, two themes will dominate their stories: loss and hope.
  • Manila seeks better airline access to US
  • China Airlines sacks drunk pilot
  • Concorde fully booked before grounding this month
  • Air Nippon plane, military jet in near collision
  • LOG Book
Liner Scene
  • Golden age dawning for box trades?
    NOT so long ago it was all doom and gloom in the container trades.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • China-Taiwan trade grows by 22pc over first seven months
  • Container traffic in Hong Kong contracts in September
  • Jiangyin adds two international services
  • Hong Kong Marine Department awarded ISO 9001 certification
  • PTP Phase 2 berths to increase capacity next year
  • Hilti chooses right tool for job with Schenker
  • Software developers embedding online tools for shipping
  • Hactl breaks weekly tonnage record in September
  • US, Vietnam reach air services agreement
  • Lufthansa cargo chief calls for strengthening security

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Lloyd Triestino launches new China-Adriatic express service with CMS-CGM
  • Zim AUX service to call at Qingdao
  • Evergreen achieves firsts for both Hong Kong flag and ABS
  • Safmarine Ghana opens its doors to business
  • ...plans S $10-bn expansion - To invest in new complex & 50 new cargo vessels
  • OTAL to start 'Angolan Shuttle' service from Oct. 30
  • Canada Maritime takes top ocean carrier award
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen renews pact with PSA
  • Cosco Pacific H1 profit rises by 5.4 pc
  • RCL, Seacon & Wan Hai join hands to launch new Far East-JNP direct service - 5 boxships to be deployed on weekly KSI with quicker transit time
  • APL commences fixed-day weekly service at VCT
  • DCI scouts for joint venture partners
  • Coast Guard to be involved in implementing ISPS code from July 2004
  • Vietnam to take part in Kolkata trade fair this year-end
  • India, Algeria to improve trade ties
  • Exports through Cochin Port up by over 5,000 t.
  • Mayur C. Contractor re-elected V-P of FIATA Board
  • CONCOR to provide extra rail link for CSI service to Tuticorin
  • Davies Turner enhances trailer services for garment trade
  • Qatar Airways' freighter services
  • RBI to announce new credit policy on Nov. 3
  • Centre likely to raise maximum support price for oilseeds, pulses
  • Iraq reconstruction project contracts worth $ 20 bn in offing, indicates Ficci official
  • Tax sops for coffee, rubber
  • India, Thailand to commence dialogue towards free trade in January 2004
  • CII sets up working groups with Thailand trade board
  • Privatisation of Mumbai, Delhi airports: 12 consultants submit expressions of interest
  • More cos registered during July
  • RBI extends period of special package for large exporters
  • Service tax collections touch Rs 2,815 cr.
  • Industrial licences to be issued directly
  • Tea delegation to Russia soon
  • Roads to link Thailand, Myanmar in offing

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • IPE trading exceeds all previous records
  • African market snapshots
  • Gibraltar: Major supplier hit by single-hull regulation
    Vemaoil, which so far this year has accounted for one third of all bunker sales in Gibraltar, has been asked by the authorities to find an alternative to its storage tanker "Wilmington", a 1983-built single-hull tanker used as floating storage inside the port.
  • Singapore: Strong August sales puts new record within reach
    Preliminary data issued today by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore showed growth in August bunker sales compared to a rather poor month in July, putting the port back on track to break its previous annual sales record.
  • PDVSA Deltaven announces resumption of Freeport supply
    Deltaven S.A., the marine fuels marketing arm of Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA, today announced its return to the bunker market in Freeport, Bahamas.
  • Rotterdam firm with crude and barges

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Kuehne & Nagel UK appoints Mark Johnson as Regional Director, SE England
  • Samskip enters the Riga market - and fills a gap to southern Norway
  • Swiss WorldCargo: A staunch supporter for Swiss
  • Transfracht improves product range at Bremen
  • Gebrüder Weiss Basel extends its services to Austria

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Tordenskjold boss flouts court travel restrictions
  • Spain wants to broaden "Prestige" investigation
  • Transport ministers agree on new rules for maritime security

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Lake Express ferry takes shape in Mobile
    Austal USA's largest vessel thus far
  • Kvaerner Masa-Yards licenses revolutionary welding technology
    Automatic vision-guided robotic welding system
  • EU ministers mull maritime matters
    Security, pollution on Council agenda
  • ABB electric power for Hamburg Sud box ships
    Medium voltage solution

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Oregon senators win praise for I-5 Trade Corridor support
  • Rail intermodal numbers have up month in September
  • Portland Shipping Club needs help with shopping spree
  • US works deal with Vietnam for new air service between nations
  • Air China Cargo changing PDX flight from Sunday to Saturday

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Surprise as Rendbaek and Bertram quit Scandlines
    SCANDLINES chief executive Ole Rendbaek and chief financial officer Axel Bertram will leave the Baltic ferry operator at the end of this year.
  • European states block Brussels bid to criminalise ships that pollute
    EUROPEAN Union ministers have rejected attempts by the European Commission to introduce EU-wide criminal sanctions for polluters of the sea.
  • Insurance headaches in store over mega-boxships, warns Smit chief
    MASSIVE new containerships about to be started on shipyard building blocks could pose serious cargo headaches, surveyors have been warned.
  • Tanker owners face oil output worries
    MORE turbulent times are ahead for tanker owners as Middle East producers are forced to make room for other global crude oil output, leading to fluctuations in oil prices and export levels.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Falling dollar worries Asian yards
    THE falling US dollar could seriously hurt Japanese and South Korean shipbuilders' earnings, industry sources warned today, as many of them have not made forward exchange contracts to hedge the remaining orders for the current financial year
  • Panama's Torrijos in bid shock
    HUGO Torrijos, former director of Panama Ports Authority, is claiming he is being victimised because he is campaign manager for his cousin's bid for the presidency
  • Sealand repair is MSC's headache
    THE enforced repair work to the containership Sealand Express at Durban has become a problem for MSC, as its Gabriella does not meet the docking plan specifications
  • HHI and CSAV talk box ships
    SOUTH Korean shipbuilding giant Hyundai Heavy Industries will build three 6,500 TEU box ships for Chilean container line Compania Sud Americana de Vapores
  • Arison slams Caribbean tax
    CARNIVAL Corporation head, Micky Arison, has criticised as "outrageous" a push by the Caribbean Tourism Organisation to impose a $20 tax per passenger on ships
  • Durban begins permanent berthing
    FOUR shipping lines have agreed with SA Port Operations to set up a pilot project to operate a berthing slot agreement at the Durban Container Terminal
  • Bidders in the wings for Appledore
  • SE Asia will fight piracy: minister
  • Las Palmas looks to Dakar
  • Daewoo orders power ahead
  • Eurolink wreck to stay in place
  • MSC might switch to Genoa
  • EU fears bring Limassol to a halt
  • EU pollution sanctions illegal
  • Dropped anchor delays ferry
  • Spanish yard to break Clem'nceau

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Election year could slow TEA-21 bill
    Reauthorization of highway spending bill - and international trade projects - could fall victim to election year politics, a leading Democratic lawmaker says.
  • FDA grace period for food import rules
    Food importers get a four-month grace period before the Food and Drug Administration begins enforcement of new reporting rules under the Bioterrorism Act of 2002.
  • Lufthansa freight falls
    Europe's largest air-freight carrier said shipments fell in September on imbalances on key long haul routes.
  • NIT League supporting confidential contracts for NVOs
  • Rebuilding, Busan gets more bad news
  • AMB acquires cargo space at seven U.S. airports
  • Pacific Shipper unveils new design, expanded coverage
  • DHL to spend millions on India market
  • Rising rates could spur ocean shipping recovery: Report
  • Stevedore settles with FMC
  • Lines hike terminal charges at Pakistan port
  • CSX Corp. declares dividend
  • Maritrans refinances debt
  • Astar COO: No DHL influence here

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Courts re-open Israeli ports, government and union re-open talks
    A court order has re-opened Israel's ports, following 10 days' strike over plans to split up the Israeli Ports Authority (IPA) into three government companies.
  • Russia Rail withdraws 'security escorting charge'
  • NVA adds three more 8,400TEU ships as Daewoo develops 15,000TEU vessel
  • Yang Ming orders 8,200TEU ships
  • Tranz Rail and Tauranga in new box joint venture
  • PTP on schedule to complete Phase 2 of development in early 2004
  • PSA volumes show significant increases
  • Private traction to operate new Duisport shuttle
  • European lines compete in Brazilian terminal tender

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • St James settles in Mississippi tug row
    But 11 other terminal operators continue to fight owners' claims.
  • The Panama connection
    Eighth US port signs co-operation deal with Panama Canal.
  • Officials set to rule on Southern Chartering
    Green light on acquisition by Metall Und Rohstoff expected next week.
  • Yang Ming orders in Korea
    Hyundai picks up $317m order for four 8,200 teu containerships.
  • Israel port strike ends
    Union reaches agreement with government over plan to stimulate competition between ports.
  • Shell LNG ship survives typhoon unscathed
    Korean shipyard Daewoo names first of storm-hit gas carrier newbuildings.
  • Siem denies Restis bid for Star
    Norwegian investor says he has received no offer for reefer company from Greek group.
  • Italians snap up Minoan ferry
    Greek owner reduces debt further by offloading high-speed ship to Caronte.
  • Daewoo inks NVA and AP Moller deals
    Korean yard hauls in another $326m of new business with big boxship and car carrier orders.
  • Union fury at "ports of convenience"
    Dockers outraged over admission new EU port law will create unfair competition.
  • Toll moves goalposts in Tranz Rail takeover
    Australian group extends offer deadline for New Zealand rail and ferry operator.
  • Aussies to review live export trade
    Cormo Express fiasco prompts government to launch enquiry into livestock export industry.
  • USCG detains eleven
    Port state control inspection hauls in the likes of Chipolbrok, Van Ommeren Clipper and Nomadic.
  • Maritrans inks new financing deal
    US tanker and tug-barge operator takes advantage of low interest rates to restructure existing debt.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 10, 2003
  • Simatech expands to Southeast Asia
  • Gold Star, Star Feeders join forces in Far East/India link
  • OOCL to take four 5,900-TEU ships on charter
  • U.S. Maritime Administration, State Department continue work on U.S./China agreement
  • MITAGS to teach U.S. Coast Guard gas carrier course
  • EU to act against subsidized airlines from third countries
  • U.S., Vietnam establish direct air links
  • GST Corp. acquires Vexure
  • FMC probes Deans International Shipping for illegal NVO activity
  • U.S. imports of goods fell in August
  • CSX adopts ESC web system for inbound vehicle distribution
  • FDA outlines two new regulations for food import safety
  • U.S. Chamber urges inclusion of Dominican Republic FTA with CAFTA
  • U.S./Canada wheat dispute goes before NAFTA panel review
  • Harman awards Kuehne & Nagel European distribution contract
  • USDA considers mango promotion board
  • Houston port authority intervenes in lawsuit against Bayport development

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