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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 14, 2003
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  • Tuticorin reviews expansion plan for PSA-Sical terminal
    STAGNATING container volumes at PSA Corporation's PSA-Sical Container Terminal in India have led the Tuticorin Port Trust to re-evaluate earlier expansion plans for the port.
  • Maersk Moeller still going strong at 90
    MAERSK Mc-Kinney Moeller, the head of a Danish shipping and oil empire with 60,000 employees, is a living legend who, despite turning 90 yesterday, still walks up the six flights of stairs to his office every day to attend to business.
  • Suez Canal chalks up record revenue of US$2.3b
    THE Suez Canal, one of Egypt's biggest sources of income, has pulled in record revenue of more than US$2.3 billion this year, the canal authority reported.
  • First US-flagged vessel in 40 years docks in Cuba
    AN American-flagged vessel has docked in the Havana harbour for the first time in nearly four decades, delivering a cargo of wood and paper to Cuba.
  • Panama signs pacts with 4 US ports
    PANAMA has signed four shipping information exchange agreements with several US port cities on the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Copenhagen Airports to build terminal for ships, trains
    COPENHAGEN Airports, the operator of the two airports serving Denmark's capital, said it hopes to build a container terminal serving ships, trucks and trains by 2008 to encourage freight-transfer traffic.
Air and Land Transport
  • Greece makes last call for cash-tight Olympic Airways
    GREECE is making a last-ditch effort to save its cash-strapped national flag carrier Olympic Airways from the gallows.
  • Lufthansa makes takeover offer for Swiss, says report
  • Air India to continue talks on Boeing, Airbus planes
  • Boeing plans US$100m joint venture in China
  • IMO committee ponders rules for liquid cargoes
    THIS is going to be a long hot week at the International Maritime Organization's London headquarters, and not just because the temperatures in the UK capital are forecast to be close to those in Singapore.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 14, 2003
  • HK Maritime Industry Council to launch task forces
  • Single-hull tanker phase-out proposals on IMO agenda
  • USCO gets Minerva business
  • Singapore's GDP contracts in Q2 according to estimates
  • Bond rating upgraded at Port of Tacoma
  • TNT becomes first to partner Iraq courier company
  • SAS Cargo wins Volvo deal
  • United signs up for Menzies new cleaning service in Brazil
  • Airline auditors heading for Dubai
  • Timely event as Lufthansa lifts Chronos Award

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 14, 2003
  • MOL offers direct Korea-Indonesia service from July 25
  • Zim ups operations in Pearl River Delta
  • Evergreen boosts PTP volumes
  • Penang Port handles 8.7 pc more cargo
  • MISC's purchase of American Eagle gets go-ahead
  • Dubai to build artificial island for shipping
  • CY Shipping increases LCL services to Shanghai
  • CP Ships to announce Q2 results on July 31
  • TSA award to Maersk Logistics
  • PSA Group increasing box cargo turnover
  • WTSA launches website to aid shippers
  • Hamburg Sud launches Columbus Line & Alianca services to S. American E. Coast
  • WISA seeks MoS' intervention
  • GE Shipping posts highest-ever profit in 2002-03
  • TAMP clears VPT concessions for box vessels
  • Major Ports achieve 5.61 pc growth in Q1
  • NSICT restricts gate cut-off to 36 hours for export boxes - 15-days notice for clearance of ICD containers
  • Container traffic up by 9.5 pc in Q1
  • First stuffed container for export arrives at Mundra box terminal
  • Haldia dock gets ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • TCI rides into power generation field!
  • Farm sector to raise GDP growth: CMIE
  • Electricity Act is a charter for growth, competitiveness, says Power Minister
  • Gail survey for Dahej-Uran gas pipeline begins
  • Export promotion body gets authorised agency status
  • ICMF wants govt to set up Rs 5,000-cr. textile reconstruction fund to bail out mills
  • Tyre makers hail removal of curbs on import of natural rubber
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures
  • IMC meet with S. African bank mission today

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • Q&A with MPA: Onus on suppliers under new Singapore regulations
    The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore is in the process of implementing more stringent regulations of the Singapore bunker market in a bid to prevent the repeat of widely publicised 'bunkering scandals' in 2001/2002. The MPA has been a pioneer in introducing bunker market regulation, and its CP60 Bunkering Code of Practice is being emulated elsewhere. The new Accreditation Scheme for Bunker Suppliers takes regulations a step further, putting the onus on suppliers to ensure bunker quality.
  • Strong demand in Gibraltar despite large gains
  • OPEC oil output in June below quota, basket price nears ceiling
    The latest IEA report said OPEC output fell in June to below its quota ceiling. Meanwhile, OPEC's crude basket stood just 2 cents short of the $28 ceiling yesterday.
  • Five days in Greece leaves IFOs back where they started
  • African market snapshots
  • Oil steady after IEA report, Claudette threat diminishing
  • Rotterdam: More market tightness expected short term

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • Schneider National names Regional Account Manager for West Coast
  • New ferry on Harwich-Esbjerg route
  • Hamburg Airport stabilises profits
  • Yellow Corp. to acquire Roadway Corporation
  • Transports Crowe and Natural (France) merge

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • NOAA seeks SWATH
    RFP set for July 17 issuance
  • EU "post-Prestige" proposals high on MEPC agenda
    EU demands for faster phase outs of single hulled tankers are part of a busy agenda at next week's meeting of IMO's Marine Environmental Protection Committee

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • Port of Olympia busy with three ships calling terminal
  • Port of Portland has hit with Supplier Registration web site
  • US rail freight traffic has up/down month of June
  • The Greenbrier Companies reports profitable third quarter
  • Port Bellingham taps Jilk as Director of Marine Services

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 14, 2003
  • Dunlop scrap talks with Greenpeace
    European shipowner representatives have met Greenpeace in Brussels to discuss the maritime industry's progress towards environmentally friendly ship scrapping, writes Roger Hailey .
  • Teekay unmasked as Torm shareholder
    TEEKAY, one of the world's leading tanker groups, has stepped from the shadows as the intriguing owner of a 16% interest in Torm, the Danish bulk shipowner, which was bought 10 days ago by a mysterious Liberian company.
  • Evergreen kicks off boxship spree
    TAIWAN'S Evergreen Marine Group will sign the first part of what was a long-awaited $1.5bn 30-boxship deal later this month with Japanese shipbuilder Mitsubishi Heavy Industries.
  • CMA CGM bolsters 8,000 teu tonnage
    CMA CGM is the latest carrier to add to its orderbook for 8,000 teu tonnage.
  • Inchcape wins massive ExxonMobil deal
    INCHCAPE Shipping Services has landed a huge contract from ExxonMobil that will cover about 10,000 port calls a year, writes Janet Porter.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • Uruguay expands forest exports
  • Landmark Cuba-US accord signed
  • A&P add Tees yard to UK network
  • Scapa Flow terminal moves closer
  • EIB loan boosts Moroccan ports
  • Torm in dark on Teekay plans
  • Q-Ship acquires Mesaieed yard
  • Balearia to take on Trasmed
  • Madrid reassures on Tarifa status
  • Bangla insurance plan dropped
  • Greek ferry sector at loggerheads
  • Korea to streamline sea training
  • WMD initiative gets underway
  • Australia narrows productivity gap
  • Philippines harnesses e-technology
  • Murder inquiry - five detained
  • Ferry boost from Tarifa status

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • Senate gets port security funding bill
    Compromise provides long-sought funding for Maritime and Transportation Security Act legislation.
  • Port of Vancouver boxes continue rise
    The Canadian port said it handled 771,285 TEUs year-to-date, a 10.3 percent increase over the year-ago period.
  • Philadelphia gets $2M in security grants
  • Peake new COO for Sea Star
  • Cops bust N.J. train theft ring
  • Safmarine, MOL launch India services
  • DHS seeks comment on anti-terror tech liability
  • Proposals sought for Brooklyn terminal
  • Schenker opens Trieste terminal
  • Air Canada opens Cuba service
  • U-Freight shifts Chicago office
  • China currency a barrier to trade, U.S. exporters say

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • US Customs seize illegal arms found on CP Ships' vessel
    Customs and Border Protection (CBP) inspectors seized nearly half US$500,000 worth of arms yesterday found in a container at the Port of Portland but bound for El Salvador.
  • South American rises set to haul rates up from historic lows
  • AP Moller Terminals' Pipavav deal back on
  • Future role of NY/NJ terminal to be decided by year's end
  • Australian ports bridge productivity gap with trade partners
  • China's landside port facilities create obstacles for cargo
  • Fuzhou gives boxes preferential treatment
  • Horse trading to finalise US port security funds for 2004
  • Hanjin president's China visit aimed at consolidating volumes
  • 'History in the making' on Europe/Canada service
  • CMA CGM orders four 8,200TEU containerships
  • Security innovators offered legal protection against failure
  • OOCL confirms new ship orders

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • Teekay shares edge up on Torm news
    Stock has afternoon rally after S&P nod.
  • Bulfracht going bust
    Cyprus-registered charterer caught on wrong side of dry-bulk market.
  • Big box order for HHI
    Hyundai to build four giant containerships for France's CMA CGM.
  • TK's Torm move surprises market
    'They always have a game plan.'
  • Richards Butler staff shift
    But management says business is expanding.
  • Qatar talks LNG supply with US
    Giant gas ships likely to be needed to match whopping supply deal.
  • Teekay is new Torm investor
    Aframax giant steps from shadows to reveal itself as mystery holder of 16% in Danish tanker owner.
  • Bourbon swallows up Havila Supply
    French offshore and bulker owner takes control of Norwegian rival in NOK 363m deal.
  • Morfini inks Shina option
    Italian owner takes MR newbuilding orders to three at South Korean shipbuilder.
  • Iraq sells first post-war crude
    BP, Shell, ChevronTexaco and Taurus win tender for first crude pumped after Saddam downfall.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 11, 2003
  • CMA CGM orders four more 8,100-TEU ships
  • OOCL orders another two 8,063-TEU ships
  • CORRECTION: CMA CGM and MSC have not made choice of Californian port
  • MISC stockholders approve takeover of Eagle Tankers
  • Teekay acquires 16% stake in competing tanker group Torm
  • 7M Transport expands to Chicago market
  • FMC compromise agreements reach $680,000
  • Panalpina names Dittmann to lead North America sales
  • Proposals sought for Red Hook Container Terminal use
  • FMC settles with Canaveral port's tug franchise on violations

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