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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2003
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  • Malacca Strait users urged to help pay for safety aids
    A renewed call for users to foot their share of the bill in maintaining navigational safety in the busy Malacca and Singapore straits was made by the Nippon Foundation on Friday as the non-profit body handed over a $13.2 million buoy tender vessel to Indonesia.
  • M'sia should set up maritime ministry
    THE Malaysian government has been urged to set up a maritime ministry separate from its existing Transport Ministry to further develop the industry.
  • HK tightens safety rules for box handlers
    HONG Kong has tightened safety regulations for terminal operators, stevedores and other container handlers with new Labour Department requirements.
  • Terror poses massive risk at sea: UK sources
    NAVIES of the world have ramped up security against suicide bombers, now that terrorists pose a greater threat at sea than rogue states, according to British defence sources.
  • Bangladesh fights to keep ship afloat
    AUTHORITIES yesterday battled to keep afloat a 'Titanic-like' 50,000-tonne passenger ship meant for scrap that threatens to tip over and block vessels from entering Bangladesh's main port.
Air and Land Transport
  • Europe's travel agencies forced to evolve and add value
    EUROPE's travel agents will have to turn into specialised bargain-hunters and gatherers of added value if they are to survive a radical change in their habitat.
  • SriLankan to boost services in winter
  • World Bank to arbitrate Manila dispute: Fraport
  • HK, Macau sign air services agreement
  • LOG Book
  • An industry hard on labour and nature
    LIKE a gigantic steel whale 10 storeys high and longer than the Eiffel Tower is tall, the second-biggest ship ever built sits waiting for destruction on what could be a beautiful Arabian Sea beach.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2003
  • Shenzhen throughput closing in on Hong Kong's
  • Nestle divests majority stake in German logistics group Trinks
  • Acevedo reappointed to LA Board of Commissioners
  • Singapore sees rise in August throughput
  • Simatech starts Singapore/ India service
  • Exel gets hands on Volkswagan's bumpers
  • Savannah's a winner for logistics location
  • Air China changes Portland cargo flight to Saturday
  • Freight dip for Lufthansa over first nine months
  • DHL to set up US headquarters in Florida

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2003
  • Tonnage tax regime in for delay
  • Industrial production index goes up by 5 pc
  • Simatech Shipping starts Singapore-India-Middle East service - Dubai-based feeder making foray outside Middle East/Indian Subcontinent
  • Container trades sailing towards golden horizon - Drewry report sees period of sustainable growth
  • India, FAO sign pact to boost apple output
  • KoPT evaluating bids for cranes installation at box terminal
  • VCT proves its mettle! - Smooth & timely despatch of 45 APL boxes to ICD-TKD
  • Dockers & transport workers observe ITF's 'Action Day'
  • 16 state capitals identified for link with highways
  • Govt eases rule on courier bags on flights
  • Forex reserves up by $ 771 million to $ 89,327 million
  • Surge in commercial credit offtake an indication of brisk industrial activity
  • Filing of TDS, TCS made easier
  • Textile exports will shoot up from next year: Minister
  • Oilmeal exports may recover this fiscal
  • Tax revenue likely to be in excess of Rs 1,35,000 cr. by next fiscal-end
  • Customs duty payment by cheque likely from next fiscal - CHAs to be given licences for all-India operations
  • Offshore share in software exports swelling
  • Biotech exports poised to grow by 10 pc
  • Inflation rate records rise to 5.03 pc

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Little non-OPEC support for cuts as OPEC basket exceeds ceiling
    OPEC appears to be turning a blind eye to the current state of the oil market in its quest to prevent oil prices from plummeting next year.
  • Crude, gas oil trims gains after 2-day rally
  • Tallinn unusually quiet as buyers await softer market
  • Saudi Arabia and Iran to slash oil shipments to Europe, US
    OPEC producers Saudi Arabia and Iran have indicated big cuts in their oil exports to Europe in November as they prepare to implement their share of a total 900,000 bpd OPEC cut due to come into force next month.
  • Demand holds up after massive gains Gibraltar and Canaries
  • Great Belt suppliers split on pricing
  • Wind stops barge deliveries in Ventspils
  • California Bunker bill signed, focus shifts to operational date
    While California's bunker industry can rejoice in the knowledge that they will be relieved of the bunker tax burden on international bunker sales, unfortunately it could take some time before it becomes operational. In a worst case scenario, it would not come into effect until April 1st.
  • Poland: IFOs return, permanent supply sought
    Ship-Service SA reported today that IFO grades are once again available in Polish ports.
  • Rotterdam firm since Friday

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • CICT Cagliari's new director is Alessandro Becce
  • MPC Steamship saves jobs at HDW Shipyard
  • Bandaranaike International expands and gets domestic neighbour
  • Low water hampers inland navigation: Stinnes launches special trains
  • TPG interested in Belgian Post

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • No remowal of "Assi Euro Link"
  • Scandline bosses quits
  • Røkke mortgaged to NOK 7.3 billion

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2003
  • More orders for Sulzer RT-flex
    Containership building surge pushes orders past 2.5 million bhp mark

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Ports settle with CRANE over Channel/Gateway projects
  • Rivergate overpass project nets Port of Portland dollars
  • Portland International Airport adding new natural gas shuttle buses
  • Port of Olympia 2004 budget expected to bring positive cash flow
  • Panama Canal strikes deal with Massachusetts Port Authority

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 14, 2003
  • Ministers slammed by de Palacio for 'U-turn'
    European Transport Commissioner Loyola de Palacio has accused ministers of an about-turn in their fight against polluting ships.
  • New Seaspan boxships could hit 10,000 teu
    SEASPAN Container Lines' containership newbuildings could smash through the 10,000 teu barrier as design specifications are fine-tuned.
  • Single-hull tanker phase-out: the unanswered questions
    WITH unilateral provisions for the phasing out of single-hulled tankers due to come into force in just over a week's time, Intertanko's Peter Swift has raised concerns on practical issues over the implementation of the requirements that are still to be resolved.
  • Odense will take external orders
    UNPRECEDENTED demand for containerships may persuade AP Møller-Maersk's secretive Odense shipyard to seek orders from outside the group, writes Janet Porter.
  • First UK ships win approval for ISPS code
    BRITAIN'S Maritime & Coastguard Agency has approved the first two ship security plans for UK flagged vessels, as part of its efforts to implement the International Maritime Organisation's International Ship and Port Facility Security code.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Swift reveals safety agency fears
    INTERTANKO managing director Peter Swift said today the European Maritime Safety Agency would be "as scary as hell" if allowed to become politically motivated
  • 'No Israeli boxes' at Port Said
    EGYPTIAN authorities have told Fairplay that press reports suggesting that Port Said would take containers shut out by last week's port strike in Israel were "groundless"
  • Star Reefers bidding rises to $75M
    STAR Reefers chairman Kristian Siem has received a 'written indication' from a Greek company that was willing to pay $75M for the Anglo-Norwegian operator
  • Thumbs up for Hunterston terminal
    SCOTTISH port operator Clydeport is to move to the next phase of its proposal for a multi-million-pound container transhipment terminal at Hunterston
  • Regional majors push China-India
    RAPIDLY expanding trade links between the world's two most populous economies, China and India, are attracting fresh interest from liner operators
  • Dubai drops Drydocks charges
    DUBAI'S attorney general will not be pressing criminal negligence charges levelled against nine Dubai Drydocks employees after the March 2002 tragedy
  • Isolated Bush targets Cuba cruising
  • Mumbai spat over unexpected silting
  • Beirut braces for union action
  • LPG Hesperus cleared for breaking
  • Manila protests shipments ban
  • Senior managers to quit Scandlines
  • Tasman S: Pakistan 'within rights'
  • Singapore's maritime centre vision
  • Top level arrests in Cambodia
  • S Koreans appoint new minister

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • China wresting box crown from HK
    The world's busiest container port is likely to lose that ranking to Shenzhen or Shanghai (left) in the next five years, a senior industry executive says.
  • Former APLL chief Metzler to DHL
    DHL has tapped Richard Metzler, former chief executive of APL Logistics, as executive vice president of marketing for the Americas.
  • Court orders Israeli ports opened
    Government, labor union agree to resume negotiations after strike shut down export shipments.
  • Calif. reinstates bunker tax exemption
  • Interpool president resigns amid accounting probe
  • Fuel prices stable for TACA
  • FMC closes comments on NVO petitions
  • Pacific Gulf Marine adds ro-ro vessel
  • Amerijet acquires C. Amer. cargo carrier
  • Prevette to head Lynden Europe sales
  • OMI to build additional product carrier
  • China Southern launches Web cargo booking
  • Lawmaker: Election year could put brakes on TEA-21

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Fleet and port modernisation boosts Vietnam
    The Vietnam government today announced a long-term development plan to expand its fleet of boxships and modernise port facilities with one terminal, at Vanphong, being capable of handling 15,000TEU ships.
  • West Coast ports 'blindsided' by shore power move
    A proposal by three US West Coast (USWC) governors - requiring vessels to use shore power while docked - has 'blindsided' some ports, which are now bracing for potentially costly adjustments.
  • Weak western demand shackles HK's September volume growth
  • South Korean container volumes drop blamed on weather and hauliers
  • New Sin Gamman gantry crane speeds up typhoon recovery
  • OOCL expands Baltic services
  • KSI service adds competition on India-Far East sector
  • Opposition grows against Sydney Harbour move
  • PD Teesport fast-tracks ambitions to gain business for North of England
  • Transport industry may dodge communication systems tangle
  • Magdeburg canal crossroads cuts barge travel time
  • Panama Canal ties up ECNA in partnership programmes

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • Clipper snaps up Lasco
    Top bulk carrier owner changes hands for over $200m as Schnitzer restructures.
  • OMI breaks ice with Handytankers
    Sixth Hyundai Mipo newbuilding going to AP Moller pool.
  • Sloman Neptun moves into products
    Orders for two vessels at Dalian herald new business direction.
  • Ukrainian seafarers get Iraq jail terms
    Mykola Mazurenko (right) and mate imprisoned on oil smuggling charges by US-led regime.
  • B&N sells older ships
    Five seventies built vessels leave fleet as restructuring moves ahead.
  • Scrap ship 'saved'
    Passengership prevented from sinking in storm on way to Bangladesh breaking beach.
  • Storm stirs Star Reefers
    Temperature rises as bids hit confidence during critical contract renewal season.
  • P&O signs with Stena on Irish ferries
    UK group moves ahead with sale while competition watchdog investigates deal.
  • Tasman Spirit crew detention lifted
    Pakistan asks Greece to pursue Polembros over oil spill damages claims.
  • Hungry demolition market eyes VLCC
    Breakers starved of scrap tonnage continue as dry bulk market continues to storm ahead.
  • Odfjell takes two newbuildings
    Long term time charters capitalise on low Japanese interest rates.
  • Hanjin Shipping plans share buyback
    Korean owner moves to shore up management control of company after siblings split up business.
  • Boxship blaze off South Africa
    One crewmember missing as Pacific International Lines containership suffers fire en route to Durban.
  • Hold crack repairs found lacking on MOL ship
    Eight vessels held by Australian port state control during September.
  • 'Ship of shame' set to return home
    The Cormo Express and its 50,000 sheep look to be heading back to Australia...but not just yet.
  • Heung-A fined over collision
    Navigator admits negligence as Korean liner firm to pay out for sinking Japanese trawler in July.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 13, 2003
  • President of Interpool resigns over accounting problems
  • NYK warns of weight misdeclaration problem in South China
  • Carriers end seasonal transpacific link
  • WSC responds to NVO confidential contract bid
  • USAID considers PowerTrack pilot program
  • DHL creates single headquarters office
  • Lufthansa cargo volume drops
  • Qualcomm seeks customer input for tracking device
  • NIT League to FMC: Give NVOCC service contract parity
  • WCO wraps up IT development meeting
  • NAFTA countries to review trade policies
  • APHIS to enforce animal protection rules
  • U.S. imports of goods fell in August
  • Hong Kong's main terminals see 7% fall in box traffic in September
  • APM Terminals expands, revamps U.S. terminals

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