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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 15, 2003
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  • Pool of doctors willing to board ships for Sars checks
    A small pool of doctors has committed its services to Singapore's shipping community for onboard severe acute respiratory syndrome screening of passengers and crew, and they support expanding the list to answer increasing calls.
  • MPA to help with list of doctors
    THE Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore has agreed to work with the Singapore Shipping Association to provide a list of doctors able to conduct onboard Sars-related health screenings, following meetings with the representative group last week.
  • Star cancels Asian cruises
    MALAYSIAN-owned Star Cruises has cancelled all itineraries of two of its largest cruise ships operating in the region - each capable of carrying nearly 2,000 passengers - due to the ongoing Sars outbreak.
  • Daewoo expects orders to surpass US$3b
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co, the world's second-largest shipbuilder, expects to win more than US$3 billion worth of orders this year, helped by growing demand for safer oil tankers.
Air and Land Transport
  • Taiwan aims to privatise China Airlines by year-end
    A state-controlled foundation that owns 71 per cent of China Airlines Ltd said yesterday it planned to sell half its holdings by the end of this year, ceding control of the island's largest carrier to private hands.
  • Swiss, Lufthansa deny takeover talks
  • Star Alliance member airlines plan to order 200 planes
  • Gulf Air to double fleet to 60 aircraft by '09
  • Italian airports paralysed by strike
  • American may seek bankruptcy protection due to pilots' delay
  • Ailing Queen Mary II builder may go under
    PATRICK Boissier gazes at the world's most spectacular ocean liner, half-built in his shipyard, and feels his chest swell with pride.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 15, 2003
  • Pusan terminals handle record cargo volumes in March
  • Cosco adjusts BAF for Israel and Mediterranean services
  • Shanghai Jinchang Logistics opens for business
  • Japanese customs officers to be deployed at US WC port
  • SF Port Commission approves development of three piers
  • RailAmerica signs deals valued at over US$26 million
  • Over one third of scheduled flights cancelled at HKIA
  • Tristar Aviation named Italian sales partner by Polar Air
  • AA delighted US Congress passes airline war relief legislation

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Heavy Saudi exports seen continuing till June
  • OPEC officials seek output cut via quota compliance
  • Novorossiysk: Weather closes port, deterioration expected
  • Baltic buyers' limited desire fails to inspire
  • Crude ticks lower after late Friday rally
  • Congestion still plaguing Rotterdam after weekend

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Swiss International Air Lines negotiates with Lufthansa
  • Alteration to Lufthansa Cargo's war risk surcharges
  • Irisl not to levy war surcharge
  • Belgium's DLC gets access to Dutch railway network
  • Poste Italiane generates its first profit for fifty years

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Norway to introduce 12 mile limit
  • No Swedish unilateral PSSA application
  • Star Cruises moves cruise vessels to SARS free areas

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • NCL buys S/S United States (and S/S Independence)
    Star Cruises' Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) unit says it has purchased the S/S United States and intends to convert the vessel to a state-of-the art, modern cruise ship.
  • Star Cruises crew members recover
    Star Cruises says the two crew members with possible SARS symptoms who were hospitalized last week have recovered.
  • $25 million for Title XI
    American shipbuilding's friends in the Senate have wrought a minor miracle

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Mexicana Airlines sets May 1 as first day of flights from Portland
  • MarAd gives nod to APL to add larger ship to MSP fleet
  • PNWA director guest speaker at Columbia River Propeller Club meeting
  • "K" Line placing orders for five new container ships
  • Schnitzer board votes to pay quarterly dividend

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 15, 2003
  • Oil to start flowing as war nears its end
    AS COALITION forces moved closer to final victory in Iraq yesterday, there were early signs that the country with the world's second largest reserves of oil could soon be producing crude in considerable quantities.
  • Experts downplay boom prospects
    THE aftermath of war in Iraq will have only a limited direct impact on the world shipping industry, according to London-based consultants, writes David Osler.
  • Anomeritis happy to see Greek owners stay in UK
    GREECE has no intention of luring the London Greek shipping community back to its motherland, the country's Minister of Merchant Marine George Anomeritis has said.
  • Ship company ID code gets global launch by IMO
    Promising a crucial boost for the campaign for greater transparency in the shipping industry, a global introduction of a unique numbering scheme for the ready identification of shipowning and ship management companies has been agreed in principle by the International Maritime Organisation, writes our IMO Correspondent.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • New deal for Dutch pilots
  • Port dredging prompts poison probe
  • Fire damages Costa newbuilding
  • PDV Marina fleet in sale rumours
  • Aponte unveils cruise ambition
  • Truck strike hits Indian ports
  • Gulf: Iraq sparks Orient expansion
  • Gulf: Umm Qasr hurdles remain
  • Dockers to strike over port law
  • Balearia steps up ferry services
  • Gulf: Iraq aid heads for Aqaba
  • Arkin loses to conference lines
  • Pitcairn islanders need ship calls
  • S Africa braces for more strikes
  • Marseilles hoping for CSI boost
  • Boxship investors offered cruises
  • Influential poll picks the best
  • Cars drive the agenda at Santos
  • Feinstein raises security stakes
  • Laem Chabang agreement 'signed'
  • HMM to aid investigation
  • SARS: Star Cruises latest

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Judge will decide DHL ownership case
    An administrative law judge will resolve the dispute over the ownership of DHL Airways as part of an amendment to the $79 billion war spending bill passed by Congress.
  • Euro air-cargo carriers protest U.S. aid
    Claim post-September 11 security funding helped carriers slash fares on highly-competitive North Atlantic routes.
  • Trade deal will give C. America boost vs. Mexico
  • Cargolux cancels war charge
  • Amsterdam leads Euro air cargo
  • Pakistani exporters demand end to surcharge
  • NCBFAA launches online contract tools
  • Lan Chile cuts fuel surcharge
  • Letters: Raymond still boosts SEA-21
  • DHL Danzas gets C-TPAT approval
  • USF Red Star acquires Plymouth Rock Transportation
  • OrderPro tapped for Pakistan trucking database

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Stalemate raises fears of China/US trade dispute
    Maritime trade talks between the US and China appear to have reached a stalemate raising the threat of a serious trade conflict, one industry observer said.
  • New blood at CMA CGM, as line prepares Russian onslaught
  • HMM president looks to special investigation for exoneration
  • Busan seeks further favours for transhipment customers
  • Lines unhappy at Klang's inter-terminal transfer delays
  • Maritime executive mocks bilateral CSI deals
  • Truck strike threatens Indian trade
  • New Commissioner Nominated to the FMC
  • Duisburg expects to top 400,000TEU this year

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Wilhelmsen moves to replace Tricolor
    Norwegian owner orders two car carriers in Japan, one of which fills gap left by capsized vessel off UK.
  • Rasmussen may sue over Torm share deal
    Rasmussen Group believes it has bought big stake in Danish tanker owner, but Greek seller denies deal.
  • MISC confirms tanker and LNG orders
    Malaysian big shot finally comes clean on Samsung business.
  • Breakers claw in another large vessel
    Buyers pay top dollar for VLOO as tankers remain elusive.
  • Thumbs up for Carnival's Princess deal
    Shareholders of US cruiseship giant approve tie-up with UK operator.
  • Swedish Club slashes loss
    Better than expected result but free reserves still shrink by 6%.
  • Alam Maritim eyes vessel purchases
    Malaysian offshore shipowner also planning stock listing by next year.
  • NSCSA hooks up with ChevronTexaco
    Chairman Suleiman Al-Herbish says Saudi giant may need more VLCCs.
  • CMA CGM revamps its UK management
    David Halliday moves into top slot at French boxship company.
  • ExxonMobil pencils in Sakhalin tankers
    Russian owners pile in as oil major unfolds business preferences.
  • Bondholders settle with Actinor
    But deal takes Norwegian shipping company out of vessel ownership.
  • Vela swoops in as rates sink back
    Saudi Arabian giant nets VLCC haul for May shipments to US.
  • Fesco wins Sakhalin charter deal
    Russian owner to order and operate icebreaker for Exxon Neftegas's offshore operation.
  • BC Ferry Services ditches Dogwood Princess
    Canadian owner's smallest ship to be replaced by chartered vessel on islands route.
  • Star SARS case suspects released
    Firm says false alarm over crew, but it cancels more cruises as a precaution.
  • Sealion and CH Offshore ink tie-up
    Gregory Callimanopulos' offshore arm inks vessel marketing deal with Singapore firm.
  • Korea faces age time bomb
    Forget EU complaints and low prices, yards are facing a far more fundamental problem.
  • War claims first maritime casualty
    The coalition wasn't just after Saddam Hussein. It was also after his yacht.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 14, 2003
  • Zim shortens rotation of Asia/North America/Med service
  • CMA CGM adds transpacific capacity
  • Former CP Ships executive Halliday joins CMA CGM
  • Delmas adds U.S./Ivory Coast insurance surcharge
  • Hong Kong airport boosts cargo volumes
  • Maersk Logistics opens air cargo office in Dubai
  • USF Red Star buys regional LTL carrier
  • Clarification: W.M. Stone & Co. maintains forwarder license
  • Cecil to head new NCBFAA NVOCC committee
  • Hong Kong starts electronic submission of manifests
  • Saudi Arabia orders five fast x-ray scanners
  • Japanese Customs targest U.S. export in Los Angeles-Long Beach
  • Rodier contracts with Tibbett & Britten
  • Publix signs with Elogex for unified platform

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