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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 16, 2003
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  • Greenpeace sculpts its position on shipbreaking
    GREENPEACE International got scrappy with the International Maritime Organisation on Monday, as delegates at the opening day of the Marine Environment Protection Committee meeting were greeted by a two-and-half tonne scrap 'sculpture'.
  • HK firm's move into Oz towage market, no big threat: Citigroup
    STOCKBROKING company, Citibank Smith Barney has argued that a move into the Australian towage market by Hong Kong United Dockyards may not represent as big a threat to Adsteam Marine as the market has assumed.
  • Port Klang to sell RM1.3b of bonds
    MALAYSIAN ports manager Port Klang Authority will next week sell through a special firm RM1.3 billion of AAA-rated bonds to fund a property purchase, banking sources said yesterday.
  • Indon ports on alert for escaped terrorist
    INDONESIAN police were on heightened alert at seaports and airports yesterday in anticipation of the possible entry of a top Jemaah Islamiyah bomb-maker who escaped from Philippines custody.
Air and Land Transport
  • AirAsia in no hurry to expand regionally: CEO
    AIRASIA, Malaysia's only low-fare, no-frills, ticketless airline, is in no hurry to implement its plans to expand regionally.
  • Business travel behind HK airport recovery
  • KLM to choose between Air France and BA this year
  • Longer hours for American attendants
  • Jet Airways eyes US$60m profit in next 2 years
  • Irish airport delays expected
Strait Talk
  • Time to tackle disregard of collision rules
    DISREGARD and ignorance of the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea is the major cause of collisions at sea.
Port Shots
  • PORT shots
    HONG Kong shipping firm Orient Overseas Ltd said it would build two container vessels for about US$146 million to boost efficiency and profitability.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 16, 2003
  • Yicheng moves into Costa Rica
  • MOL realigns N America management team
  • Crowley goes online
  • Bangladesh flag bill to ease shipping problems
  • Shippers warned of Congo's 'CIN' rules
  • New Matson containership set for sea trials
  • New kid on logistics block
  • DOT gives nod to carriers for new HK all-cargo services
  • Airborne files proxy statement for AGM
  • Continental to defer delivery of jets
  • China Southern, KLM adds five stops with expanded codeshare

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 16, 2003
  • Sinha sees promising future for inland water transport with linking of major rivers
  • Phenomenal 96 pc rise in exports to China
  • Apparel exports post 19 pc growth in value terms
  • Anti-dumping duty imposed on titanium dioxide imports from China
  • Dumping duty mooted on vitamin-C from US, Canada
  • Drug makers scout for markets overseas - With MNCs drugs set to flood market from 2005...
  • Vast Chinese market entices tobacco exporters
  • JNPT asks shipping lines to defer congestion surcharge proposal - Series of measures taken to ease congestion
  • Gate cut-off at NSICT back to 72 hours for export boxes - Concor steps in to ease congestion
  • Exports to Russia will be costlier from August 1 - St Petersburg port to hike THCs
  • Balaji Leasing & Ind. to develop Dighi port - MMB inks concession pact
  • Hyundai Heavy wins $ 220 m ONGC order to build platform
  • MoS favours strengthening of TAMP
  • Railways' rolling stock exports in 2002-03 almost equal those of 2001-02
  • Royal Nepal to expand south India service
  • Prices of 94 drug packs revised/fixed

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • Bunkers in sunken tanker posing new threat after decades
    A Japanese tanker that sank in 1979 near Russia's far eastern island Sakhalin has begun leaking large quantities of fuel.
  • Panama: Prices remain high despite improved supply
  • Egyptian gas oil avails set to improve by end of July
    Egyptian ports still seem to be suffering problems with gas oil this week. Heavy subjects remain in both Suez and Port Said, if in fact there is any gas oil available.
  • Fujairah price rise halted on the back of Platts fall
  • Istanbul quiet amid good avails and falling market
  • Hong Kong revels in stability
  • High natural gas price bad news for global bunker market
    Residual fuel prices have not risen as much as either gas or heating oil this year and are fast becoming the fuel of choice for generators. | In Full |
  • UAE: ENOC announces clean service record, mulls expansion
    ENOC Bunkering (Fujairah) LLC, a subsidiary of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) Ltd, has achieved a record of problem-free servicing of 1,000 vessels within just 15 months of the joint venture's launch.

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • Management team buys Seawheel
  • Van Uden Maritime takes over Baltic Express Line
  • Continental Airlines & TAP Air Portugal sign marketing agreement
  • Railion wins two trains from Shortlines
  • NYK Logistics joins C-TPAT program

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • EUR 110 million bill for "Fu Shan Hai" accident
  • Bond holders to stop Tordenskjold deal
  • Fred Olsen Energy lets go of floating production

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • Philippines yard wins 47 m RoPax order
    FBMA Babcock Marine, Cebu, Philippines, has commenced construction of a 47 m RoPax catamaran ferry for Sea Lease Limited of Hong Kong.
  • O'Neil calls for "realistic" approach in MEPC tanker debate
    Opening the 49th meeting of IMO's Marine Environment Protection Committee, Secretary-General William O'Neil urged a realistic and pragmatic approach to consideration of proposals to amend MARPOL convention.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 16, 2003
  • Ex-owner cries foul as 'write-off' ship goes for repair
    THE Hanjin Pennsylvania, the containership so badly ravaged by fire last November that it was written off as a total loss, could be back in service early next year.
  • Europe faces IMO showdown on single-hull tanker ban
    INTERNATIONAL opposition looks set to force the European Union to compromise on its hard-line package of tanker restrictions at this week's International Maritime Organisation negotiations.
  • Hudson fined $7.9m for sharing service contracts
    A HONG Kong non-vessel operating common carrier has been slapped with a $7.9m US federal fine for sharing its service contracts with other common carriers, enabling them to "obtain ocean transportation at less than the applicable rates".
  • Legal ruling sought in sensitive sea controversy
    PROPOSALS to designate Europe's west coast, the Channel and its approaches a 'particularly sensitive sea area' have brought calls for a ruling from the International Maritime Organisation's legal committee, writes Hugh O'Mahony.
  • Carnival wants say in Festival action
    CARNIVAL has sought leave to intervene in Festival's action to overturn Brussels' approval of the world's largest cruise group's merger with P&O Princess, now Carnival plc, writes Tony Gray .

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • Great Lakes trade not great for US
  • FMC slaps huge fine on NVOCC
  • Property is PNSC prime asset
  • Iranian port works to rival Pakistan
  • Sea Containers sells IOM
  • Massive oil finds in Iran
  • Big miner takes over Archangel
  • Cruise revival in Copenhagen
  • Ailsa Drydock goes out of business
  • London Club boosts reserves
  • Bunker boost in western Channel
  • Working group for tanker phase-out
  • SNCM relieved by EC decision
  • Crew refuses to move 'asbestos' ship
  • Cochin hit by haulage strike
  • Tax deal for Venezuelan imports
  • Brazilian pilots reach settlement

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • FedEx, UPS win Hong Kong air rights
    The express giants received tentative rights to 25 of the 40 additional slots available to U.S. cargo carriers under a new bilateral agreement.
  • DHL Airways acquisition finalized
    The $57 million deal comes amid a federal probe into the ownership of the cargo airline.
  • Merger for NIT League, AAEI?
    Two of the oldest transportation and logistics trade associations in the US are considering a link-up.
  • Hong Kong NVO gets $7.9 million fine
  • Hong Kong creates maritime task forces
  • Houston ships stopped as Claudette hits coast
  • Atlas names Dolan COO
  • Port of New Orleans, Panama Canal to co-promote services
  • Bangladesh port cuts handling charges
  • BAX Global expands imports and brokerage group
  • Airnet sells Mercury Business Services
  • Schneider National hires payment VP
  • Judge orders Deutsche Post, DHL chiefs to testify
  • FedEx Freight still a regional LTL: CEO

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • Key Brazilian ports hit by 72-hour strike
    Key Brazilian ports have been hit today by strike action from customs officers protesting against President 'Lula' da Silva's state pension reforms.
  • St Petersburg: $200 THC as operations are streamlined
    A US$200 per box terminal handling charge (THC) is one consequence of St Petersburg's First Container Terminal (FCT) ditching an opaque operating style to move in line with other European ports.
  • NVOCC fined US$7.9 million by FMC
  • Indian congestion spat: Port trust dictates terms to P&OP
  • SARS strikes selected ports, as Kaohsiung is relegated
  • Wellins and Hemmingsen take up new positions
  • Swords into plougshares: Med Pacific adds N.Europe calls
  • EWS to launch boxtrains to Scotland's Port of Grangemouth

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • Opposition grows to Ghost Fleet plan
    Proposal to scrap US ships in England sparks protest.
  • Analyst cuts RCL
    Agents' survey suggests stock has reached a plateau.
  • Claudette halts Houston traffic
    Ship channel closed a second day as storm barrels toward refineries.
  • NVOCC fined for cheating lines
    FMC hits Hudson Shipping for nearly $8m after contract and bond violations.
  • Sea Containers sells Steam Packet
    Some of profit from sale of Isle of Man ferries will be used to restructure remaining ferry businesses.
  • Cruise ship hull holed
    USCG detain Celebrity vessel after 10 foot long underwater gash is discovered.
  • Aker pledges Sanab cash
    Norwegian owner of Romanian yard is to more than double its share capital.
  • Pension windfall for CSL
    Paul Martin's bulker company gets $60m fund surplus.
  • Herbjorn Hansson pockets a packet
    Nordic American chairman sells half his stake in tanker venture.
  • Bourbon builds Havila stake
    French owner follows up takeover of Norwegian supply ship rival by buying another 2%.
  • More box surcharges at St Petersburg
    Two containership groups add terminal handling fees at Russian port.
  • Japan holds 55 ships
    Port state inspections result in five fewer June detentions than in previous month.
  • Australia sets new entry rules
    If you're a seafarer going down under post 1 November remember to take your passport.
  • MISC eyes Malaysian yard
    Ambitious owner wants to clinch controlling stake in Malaysia Shipyard and Engineering.
  • Thoresen Thai lays foundations for growth
    Thai bulker owner creates three new subsidiaries as it prepares to boost fleet size again.
  • London Club boosts reserves
    Mutual insurer that covered the Prestige reports $2m surplus.
  • Aussies see mixed PSC in 2002
    Deficiencies per detained ship continue to decrease, but the number of ships held increased.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 15, 2003
  • U.S.-flag barge marks first in Cuba
  • CP Ships revives Portland/north Europe all-water link
  • IMO begins oil tanker talks as EU threatens to go its own way
  • NYK adds Long Beach to "Marex" service
  • MOL (America) realigns North American managers
  • Intertanko calls for anti-pollution coverage for all liquids
  • DOT grants 6 cargo airlines rights to fly through Hong Kong
  • Judge backs subpoenas in Deutsche Post case
  • Jackson resigns from DOT's No. 2 position
  • New Jersey railroad robbers out of business
  • Judge orders lower flow on Missouri, affecting barges
  • Xerox picks GT Nexus to tighten supply chain
  • Menlo Worldwide names Yam VP for South Asia
  • NVOCC-GAC calls for tariff reform, service contract rights
  • Corpus Christi signs first agreement with Cuba
  • Port of Redwood City posts 23.5% cargo increase

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