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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 14, 2003
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  • HK chalks up record 19.14m TEU throughput
    IT's official - the world's busiest port has become the first to surpass 19 million TEUs throughput in one year, as Hong Kong notched up 7 per cent growth in 2002.
  • Over 3,000 workers laid off at Aden's free trade zone
    MORE than 3,000 people, including 247 from PSA Corp's Aden Container Terminal , have lost their jobs at the port's free trade zone as ships and industries stay away from Yemen in the wake of the Limburg tanker attack.
  • S'porean to head APL's ops division
    NEPTUNE Orient Lines has appointed local senior executive and 21-year company veteran Goh Teik Poh to head its liner arm APL's operations and network division.
  • Two vessels collide in icy Baltic Sea
    AN empty tanker collided with a container ship on Wednesday in icy conditions in the Baltic Sea but the accident caused no injuries or threat to the environment, Finnish officials said.
  • Xiamen implements maritime traffic safety law
    A locally-enacted maritime traffic safety regulation has been put into effect to handle the complex conditions in the Port of Xiamen of south-east China's Fujian province.
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing resumes work on 777-200LR long-haul jet
    BOEING said on Wednesday it would resume development of a long-haul jetliner it mothballed when air travel slumped after the Sept 11 attacks.
  • Virgin keen on activities of bankrupt Air Lib
  • United willing to extend contract talks with unions
  • Austrian Air expects 10% fall in traffic
  • Kuwait Airways to cut some flights
  • LOG Book
Admiralty Casebook
  • Stand-on ship takes 20% of blame in crossing collision
    THE English Admiralty Court last week held that a stand-on vessel that was hit by a give-way vessel in a crossing situation should take 20 per cent of the blame for not doing enough to prevent the accident although the give-way vessel did not even see the stand-on vessel.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 14, 2003
  • CSX World Terminals, Yantai Port Authority sign contract
  • Panalpina to charge for processing 24-hour rule manifests
  • Hong Kong Q4 throughput up 13 per cent over year
  • New business helps Exel operating profit rise GBP8m
  • Descartes reports full year loss of US$138.2m, Q4 $108m
  • Straits Red Sea Express Service launched
  • Hactl sees throughput rise 4.7 per cent in February over 2002
  • China Southern reaches codeshare pact with Shandong Airlines
  • Lufthansa Cargo to increase fuel surcharge by EUR0.05
  • Polar Air Cargo moves headquarters to New York
  • AMS appoints Ome McDonald as new director

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • ARA region: Prices firm, market quiet
  • Spare crude production capacity
  • Japanese IFOs drop as more product is made available
  • Italian crude influenced IFOs rise, as gasoil backs down
  • Ventspils closed due to high winds
  • New barge rates for Houston and other USG ports
  • Daily bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents (Wednesday)
  • Rotterdam firms with crude this morning

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Polar Air Cargo moves its headquarters east
  • TruckScout24 breaks through in first year of operation
  • Canton International Airport equipped with Steria technology
  • Geodis returns to profitability
  • MOL acquires ISO 14001 certification

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Huge certification challenge ahead
  • First of Norwegian tugs flags out
  • "Midnatsol" ready this week

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Everett Port Commissioners vote to proceed with marina development
  • CSX World Terminals becomes partner in Chinese port
  • Columbia River Propeller Club slates next meeting for March 21
  • Michels named risk manager for the Port of Tacoma
  • Transportation Security Administration nabs nearly five million banned items

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Il Sole 24 Ore On Lineweb site
MARCH 14, 2003
  • Bloccati i fondi per i porti sicuri
  • Il basso costo arriva in mare

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 14, 2003
  • Pacific Carriers to cull direct shipbrokers
    PACIFIC Carriers of Singapore is slashing the number of shipbrokers with whom it has a direct relationship to a panel of five or 10 as it emphasises "quality rather than quantity".
  • UK rules third parties out of security drive
    GOVERNMENT officials in the UK are set to keep a tight grip on key security initiatives contained in the new International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities, with a policy of no delegation to third party recognised security organisations.
  • MSC-linked firm fined £100,000 for oil pollution
    THE owner of a vessel associated with Mediterranean Shipping Co has been fined £100,000 ($164,000) plus costs after the ship was photographed trailing a slick.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Irish warn of service threat
  • TACA raises eastbound rates
  • Wellington owner eyes coastal fleet
  • Panama owner fined for pollution
  • Alstom to seek partner
  • MarAd discusses scrapping in China
  • HK maritime cluster seeks help
  • Directive decision disappoints
  • Spanish builder in major cutback
  • Dubai unveils war risk coverage
  • Relief agencies inspect ports
  • Japan aids Indonesia's coast guard
  • Philippine operators suffering
  • Hyundai MM reassures investors
  • Indonesian port aims for hub status
  • Box rates slowly improving: Hanjin

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Air-cargo security bill goes to Senate
    The bill calls for screening of air cargo on passenger aircraft, and requires carriers to develop detailed security plans.
  • Danzas promotes four in N. America
    The arm of Deutsche Post announced a series of executive changes in its North America business unit.
  • APL appoints Goh chief of operations
    The carrier named 20-year veteran Goh Teik Poh to oversee ships and terminals.
  • Insurers to maintain airline coverage during Iraqi war
  • Iraq crisis top issue for air cargo
  • Piracy could have terror links: Experts
  • China post cranks up logistics ops
  • India sub-continent ready for larger box ships
  • EU approves Maersk-Eurogate IT joint venture
  • Logistec net slumps on falling volumes
  • Portland, Corps in dredging agreement
  • Stonepath Group to acquire stake in G-Link
  • USCO to manage Home Depot overflow program

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Senators vent frustration at president's failure to release security funds
    Under funding by the Bush Administration is blocking the implementation of key maritime security programmes, US senators say.
  • Dutch favour 250% increase in Betuwe Line levy
  • Grand Alliance returns to full Asia/Europe capacity
  • German stakeholders endorse amended Ports Directive
  • Cheaper, 24-hour terminal wins Gefco Brazil volumes
  • Tai Young expands Korea/Japan service capacity
  • Korean committees resolve to operate joint services
  • Yang Ming and Evergreen update East Asian route
  • Trading resumes in HMM shares, line dismisses allegations
  • MSL boosts presence in Russian Far East

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Moody's assigns Ba1 rating to OSG notes
    Agency gives bonds the same evaluation as corporate rating on strength of finances.
  • Bow Eagle mate gets jail time
    Filipino officer on Odfjell tanker is sentenced to five years in prison for fatal collision.
  • Intl Shipholding almost out of the red
    US operator slims down loss on 2001, but underlying results still down.
  • Big pollution fine for MSC ship
    UK prosecutes owner of MSC Ariane over "inadvertent" oil slick off Plymouth.
  • Supersize LNG carriers to offer big cost savings?
    Consultant Wayne Perry says "size really does matter."
  • Independence day named at BC Ferries
    Canadian owner plans $1.35bn investment in ferries and terminals to celebrate separation from the state.
  • Union Fenosa looks to charter out LNG newbuildings
    Vessels will be delivered in mid 2004 before product is ready for shipping.
  • Vroon in sale and charter-back deal
    Two 2000-built containerships sold to German interests but retained in Dutch owner's fleet.
  • Bahrain to India ferry service planned
    Riyadh-based group wants to restart ferry service two years after previous venture failed.
  • Bow door ripped off ro-ro in cyclone
    Australian owner Perkins Shipping's Balangut damaged on its way to East Timor.
  • LNG newbuilding demand set to continue
    But consultant Keith Bainbridge says current prices will hold.
  • Philippine owners plot price hike
    WG&A and others seek government permission to raise rates to cover higher fuel costs.
  • RCL strengthens north-south links
    Intra-Asian containership operator starts new Hong Kong, Cambodia, Thailand service.
  • Hamworthy sells "peripheral" units
    UK marine equipment firm sells rudder and compressor business to Germany's Hatlapa.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 13, 2003
  • Marad, Exim Bank improve waiver process
  • Proposed FMC fiscal 2004 budget covers operations costs ... barely
  • TACA raises Eastbound rates, U.S. inland fuel surcharge
  • APL enters ship on Cma Cgm Asia/Europe link
  • China Shipping expands transpacific service
  • APL appoints Goh head of operations and network
  • Yang Ming, Evergreen add China/Hong Kong/Taiwan link
  • DOT releases State freight data
  • COAC meeting set for April 4
  • Aphis evaluates hog cholera status for East Anglia meat imports
  • Danzas makes regional executive appointments
  • Ryder names Fatovic senior VP, logistics
  • Carpenter to head itc office of investigation
  • NYK opens logistics office in Dubai
  • Stonepath takes controlling interest in G-Link Group
  • Home depot picks usco to manage overflow program
  • Recycled components considered for nafta treatment
  • FMC to renegotiate data-sharing mou with customs
  • ESC fears amended port directive will hinder competition
  • EC clears port it venture of Maersk Data and Eurogate

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