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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
Shipping News
  • SuperStar Virgo out of Sars quarantine
    THE Malaysian cruise ship SuperStar Virgo has returned to the Singapore Cruise Centre after being temporarily banished to Singapore's maritime quarantine after two crew members were hospitalised for suspected severe acute respiratory syndrome.
  • Burning ship sinks in sea off Japan
    AN unidentified ship has caught fire and sunk in the Tsushima Strait between Japan and South Korea, Japan Coast Guard officials said.
Air and Land Transport
  • Sars likely to hit profits of Asian airlines hard
    AIRLINES in Asia are reeling from the effects of the Sars epidemic with the resulting slowdown in travel likely to hit the bottom lines of almost all of them.
  • BA to resume direct Gulf flights
  • Iata wants Narita to cut landing fees to help airlines
  • Hainan Air's profit more than doubles
  • Alitalia to cancel 320 flights today
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  • Orders for box ships continue despite low freight rates
    THERE are those that argue that container shipping is becoming a sort of commodity.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Korea makes Pusan, Kwangyang ports economic free zones
  • K Line orders five panamax containerships
  • Inttra launches self-service online reporting tool
  • Hamburg Sud enhances Mediterranean services
  • MSC relocates in Singapore
  • Bimco adds new Lloyds feature to idea program
  • Cathay issues its first profit warning for first half
  • PAL gains Europe access with KLM code-share deal
  • Martinair Cargo drops war surcharge

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Australian refinery closure to cause shift in trading patterns
  • Daily Bunker market report from Praxis Energy Agents
  • Bominflot staff announcement
  • Uruguay market update and holiday notice
  • IEA: Record oil production outstripping demand
  • Brazil bunker market update
  • New generation mega-bunker tanker christened in Rotterdam
  • Quiet Rotterdam market seen a little softer

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Turnover of John Nurminen Group increased in 2002
  • Car terminal in Neuss
  • American Airlines expands Expeditefs
  • V. Ships sells 45% of capital to Close Brothers Private Equity
  • Toshio Suzuki appointed president and CEO of "K" Line America

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Demand for higher hull premiums
  • Record year for Ulstein
  • "Oihonna" becomes "Vasaland" under Swedish flag

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Textron and EDO announce LCS team
    Line-up includes VT Halter Marine
  • Promotion at NASSCO
    Janice Grace named Vice President, Pre-Production Operations.
  • EU takes "post-Prestige" proposals to IMO
    Accelerated phase-outs of single hull tankers, etc. to go to MEPC
  • Two Star Cruises crew hospitalized
    Star Cruises reports that two crew members are in hospital after displaying possible SARS symptoms

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Inchcape launch makes call to Iraqi port of Umm Qasr
  • Port of Seattle now allowing sale of fish portions at Fishermen's Terminal
  • Pair of four-legged recruits join Seattle Coast Guard unit
  • Port of Portland holding final marine terminals open house
  • MarAd boss inks transport memorandum with official from People's Republic of China

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Star Cruises struck by Sars
    Two Indian crew members of the 76,800 gt SuperStar Virgo were hospitalized in Singapore and Malaysia last week with suspected cases of the deadly virus, Sars.
  • IMO efforts avert split over tanker proposals
    Top level diplomatic efforts by the International Maritime Organisation have averted a regional policy split in Europe over the Prestige single hull oil tanker disaster.
  • Fund managers look to Bergesen board for support
    Fund managers unhappy with the Sohmen family's two-tier offer for Bergesen are hoping for support from the Norwegian bulk shipping giant's truncated board of directors, writes Tony Gray.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Gulf: merchant ship arrives in Qasr
  • Upbeat outlook from Brazilian builder
  • Casualties rising despite ISM
  • Evergreen ahead on China-US
  • Carmela: families still waiting
  • US, China at odds over services
  • Soroosh re-opens for loading
  • Grand Alliance to cut Kobe call
  • SARS: Sri Lanka follows suit
  • Qasim dispute directed to arbitration
  • SARS: Star cancels cruises
  • Europe in cruise crack down
  • Caspian newcomer looks to Croatia
  • Swedish ports get closer
  • New oil spill hits northern Spain
  • SARS: SuperStar cruise cancelled
  • DFDS considers more capacity
  • SARS: Star Cruise crew hit
  • Iraq pipeline reports 'groundless'
  • Russian oil exports up despite winter
  • Gulf: Aqaba to be gateway for aid
  • Ghent, Zeeland break down borders
  • Centreport loses chief exec
  • Iraq war hits Bangkok box volumes
  • Officers angry over exam fiasco

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Virus could disrupt high-tech shipping
    Computer and chip makers are updating contingency plans if SARS forces Asia factories to shut down.
  • First aid vessel arrives at Iraqi port
    A ferry carrying humanitarian aid from the United Arab Emirates on Friday became the first commercial ship to berth at Umm Qasr since coalition forces secured the port two weeks ago.
  • Anderson tabbed for FMC post
    Executive with Florida car import and distribution company will replace Delmond Won.
  • Hong Kong opens e-filing for cargo
  • DHL plots India expansion
  • Japan stations Customs inspectors at L.A.-Long Beach
  • Cathay Pacific issues profit warning
  • Hamburg S'd upgrades Med services
  • Record rates push Nordic American net
  • RailAmerica grabs U.S., Canada contracts
  • Lloyd's still treated as 'alien' in U.S.: Chairman
  • Malaysia operator readies box expansion
  • P&O Ports raises Miami stake

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Unions set to fight SA port privatisation
    South African (SA) Trade unions plan to protest at a number of ports over the government's plans to privatise port facilities over the coming weeks.
  • Israeli shippers welcome EMTA rate restoration
    The Israel Shippers Council (ISC) today welcomed the Europe Mediterranean Trade Agreement (EMTA)'s rate restoration for Israeli cargo as a means of stabilising falling rates and preserving service levels.
  • Miami dries P&OP's tears for Mexican dream
  • Terminal giants' Vallarpadam battle prolonged
  • Itajai strike traps one ship
  • OOCL, ICTSI act to protect operations from SARS
  • Fesco smartens FNZEL
  • New K Line panamaxes likely to head for Asia/USEC trades

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • Star Cruises cancels cruises as SARS bites
    Crew members hospitalised with symptoms of killer infection.
  • EMTA plots Israel box rate hike
    Group of 10 container lines reaches agreement with shippers on rate restoration.
  • Leif Hoegh sells bulker
    Norwegian owner continues unwanted asset disposals.
  • Greenpeace slams African scrapping plan
    Environmentalists alarmed by Spanish scheme to bring shipbreaking to "delicate biosphere" in Guinea-Bissau.
  • Volumes rise at Caspian Shipping
    Azeri owner carries 38% more oil in first quarter and plans tanker upgrades.
  • Aussies make it 50
    Sounds like a cricket score, but it was how many ships were held in the first quarter of 2003.
  • FEFC argues for more rate rises
    "Unprecedented" demand from northern Europe prompts container lines to hike prices in search of profit.
  • India moves to lure in foreigners for SCI buy
    State giant sell-off to be postponed yet again while disinvestment team rework strategy.
  • K Line inks boxship quintet
    Japanese liner operator has gone to South Korea for its latest investment in panamax containerships.
  • Pre-merger boost for Sumitomo
    Final year before tie-up with IHI yields higher profit for Japanese shipbuilder.
  • Umm Qasr set for first merchant ship
    Arrival of Al Thuraya Marine's Manar will mark restoration of commercial shipping links.
  • Newcastle changes hands
    Pasminco sells New South Wales-based shiploading operation as part of restructuring efforts.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 11, 2003
  • FMC completes internal report on Pacific carriers' practices
  • U.S. maritime salvage conference set for Sept. 9-11
  • FMC holds regulations seminar in Long Beach May 14
  • IMO gets "Prestige"-related Marpol amendments from EU
  • Marad approves American Ship Management MSP vessel transfer
  • "K" Line orders five 4,000-teu containerships
  • EC outlines measures on short sea shipping, standard domestic containers
  • Japanese customs targest U.S. export in Los Angeles-Long Beach
  • FMC revokes 10 OTI licenses
  • U.S. Census reports 13% higher U.S. imports for Jan.-Feb. period
  • International Warehouse Logistics Association appoints Owen president
  • Marseilles joins Container Security Initiative
  • U.S. Coast Guard adopts measures against SARS

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