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Shipping Timesweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2003
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  • Vietnam to develop deep water transhipment port
    VIETNAM will develop a new deep water container transhipment port at its central Van Phong Bay capable of accommodating vessels up to 15,000 TEUs and handling 2.4 million TEUs annually, the government has announced.
  • Port Klang, PTP to introduce US security scheme by November
    THE US Customs' container security programme could be operational by end November in the Malaysian ports of Klang and Tanjung Pelepas, which may help plug a potential security gap highlighted by the shipment of depleted uranium from Jakarta to Los Angeles in August.
  • Departure of 'ship of death' from Kuwait delayed
    THE so-called 'ship of death' with more than 50,000 Australian sheep on board has been held up again in Kuwait, the Australian government said, as farmers launched a last-ditch attempt to prevent their return.
  • Jinzhou Port expects its profit to soar
    JINZHOU Port Co, a port operator controlled by China billionaire Zhang Hongwei, said it expects profit for the first nine months surged by more than half because it handled more cargo.
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  • Lufthansa to deploy new capacity on Asia-Europe
    LUFTHANSA German Airlines plans to deploy the bulk of its new capacity on Asia-Europe routes as regional passenger load factors soar above pre-Sars levels.
  • Thailand bans non-scheduled flights over Bangkok airspace
  • European carriers' weekly traffic up 0.5%
  • Alitalia hopes to join Air France, KLM merger
  • Air France, KLM shares downgraded
  • EADS, Boeing vie for US$1.4b Aussie deal

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2003
  • Shanghai sees 41 per cent increase in trade through September
  • Zhangzhou port foreign traffic grows
  • US$10 million for Pennsylvania rail freight improvements
  • JB Hunt has record third quarter
  • ANL adds US service to a pair of transpacific loops
  • Oracle sees DHL in future
  • Lykes Lines expands presence in Africa
  • Vastera software screens Textron customers for acceptability
  • Inttra drinks in success with JF Hillebrand
  • HK, Macau to enhance air services co-operation
  • Continental Temic awards Menlo airfreight contract
  • NYK invests in Nippon Airship
  • MWC is first ground handler to join Cargo 2000

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2003
  • Mumbai High Court orders status quo on SCI sell-off issue till November 14
  • Shipping Minister briefed on Vizhinjam port project
  • Poor maintenance & safety culture make PSC detain 14 Indian ships
  • EPIC 3 service boosts box throughput volumes at Tilbury Port - PLA team highlights advantages of Tilbury Port
  • French trading major's proposal for importing raw sugar cleared
  • Dumping probe into cyclohexanone imports initiated
  • Garment exports to Europe register robust 24.59 pc growth during Jan-September
  • Australia keen on more JVs with Indian companies
  • CCTPL to provide container status data on mobile phones in a minute round-the-clock
  • Mumbai Port transport workers stage dharna
  • TAMP taking fresh look at volume discount schemes at Major Ports
  • CONCOR revising haulage rates between VCT & various ICDs
  • CONCOR to set up 14 cold chain complexes
  • Free export of gold products sought
  • Subsidy on export of orthodox tea variety urged
  • India may be invited to Madrid meeting on donors to Iraq
  • Crisil predicts GDP growth of 6.5 pc this fiscal
  • Work on developing Kochi LNG terminal to begin this year-end
  • Seminar on Innovation for India at IMC on Oct 30
  • AP invites 'Best Exporters' award nominations
  • IMC meetings cancelled

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • West Coast quiet after renewed buying interest earlier this week
  • US East Coast markets rise on supply concerns
  • Korean avails in good shape despite exports
  • Piraeus currently defined by rising numbers and low demand
  • New Saudi posted prices
  • Brazilian market update
  • Trader leaves O.W. Bunker Group
  • New line for Lukoil-Neva LLC
  • Rotterdam prices ease, barges tight for some

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • Ole Rendbaeck and Axel Bertram to leave Scandlines
  • PMSi predicts problems for ISPS non-compliant ports and terminals
  • HK Air Cargo Terminals Ltd to exceed 2 million t?
  • Schoeller Wavin Systems wins this year's German packaging competition
  • USF Bestway opens two terminals in California

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • New postponement of Aker RGI loan to Orkla
  • No oil spills after accidents in the Baltic Sea
  • Stolt Offshore faces new problems

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • New CEO for Kvaerner Philadelphia
    David E. Meehan has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Kvaerner Philadelphia Shipyard.
  • "Norway" crew must take case to Philippines rules Miami Judge
    Next step is 11th circuit appeal
  • New CEO for UltraStrip
    Stephen R. Johnson takes helm

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • Deal in works for Lasco sale to Clipper
  • Wood products group predicts downturn in U.S. demand for lumber
  • Port of Portland mentor program grads recognized for business achievements
  • Seattle Port Commission Oks new vendors for Sea-Tac Airport
  • Boeing targeting 747-400s for conversion to air freighters

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2003
  • Navstar 1 master and first mate get seven years for oil smuggling
    AN IRAQI court has sentenced a Ukrainian master and first mate to seven years in prison for trying to smuggle oil out of the country.
  • Inmarsat calm at the centre of escalating bidding storm
    THE board of Inmarsat could decide today on a buyer for the company.
  • Queen will name QM2
    CUNARD has confirmed that the Queen will name the company's new flagship Queen Mary 2 in Southampton on January 8 next year, writes Sandra Speares.
  • Russia wades into regulation row
    FRESH salvoes have been fired in the ongoing political turf battle over who has the authority to regulate shipping.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • Norway claims to be heard in Manila
    A MIAMI judge ruled yesterday that the families of 10 Filipino seafarers killed on Norwegian Cruise Line's Norway in Miami must pursue their claims before an arbitrator in the Philippines rather than sue in a US court
  • New twist in Sea Elegance fire saga
    SOUTH Africa's environmental affairs minister has threatened strong action if the fire on the Sea Elegance was found to have been caused by mis-declaration of cargo
  • Lunardi pushes port experience
    ITALY'S transport minister has taken on fellow parliamentarians in Rome by calling for port presidents to have greater knowledge of ships than politics
  • Have your say!
    IN the week that the Baltic Dry Index reached ludicrous heights, Helmut Sohmen of World-Wide Shipping has confirmed his decision to get out of dry bulk. Why?
  • Congestion prompts trainferry study
    ROAD congestion in North-west Europe has prompted a feasibility study into prospects for a reintroduction of train ferries between Dover and the Continent
  • Two possible bids for Appledore
    ONE or two bids are expected to be made for the UK shipbuilder Appledore by the 17.00 deadline today
  • US needs Caribbean help on security
  • Port of Spain decision 'soon'
  • La Paz violence halts gas project
  • Prestige test results this week
  • Pakistan tackles spill shortcomings
  • Sheep ship awaits Cocos reprieve
  • S Korea scrambles to complete Busan
  • China-Korea box rates to rise
  • King discusses Aqaba in Singapore
  • Eagle Strength faces Chittagong claim

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • U.S. limits anti-terror product liability
    New federal regulations will shield providers of anti-terrorism services and technology.
  • New N. American chief for CMA CGM
    The French ocean carrier said Anil Wats will succeed John van de Merwe as president of its North American unit.
  • Deutsche Post urges privatization to ease expansion into the U.S. market
    Global logistics provider wants German government to help ease regulatory problems facing its U.S. parcel delivery operations.
  • Schenker's U.S. chief goes to Exel
  • Taiwan shipyard chief wants out
  • ANL adds U.S. service
  • MOL expands South America calls
  • Lanchile offers cargo flight guarantee
  • Judge says S.Carolina Ports must vacate terminal
  • Capitol Intl. on GF-X
  • Rivera to lead int'l. HR for Crowley Maritime Corp.
  • TradePoint names U.S. VP
  • Rates jump for inbound U.S. airfreight

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • Average rates slip say NOL
    Average freight rates dipped slightly for APL in the four weeks to September 19, referred to as Period 9 according to parent Neptune Orient Lines NOL).
  • Germany-Russia rail time to be cut by third
    A rail improvement project between Germany and Russia could cut railfreight times between the countries' capitals from 21 days to seven and quintuple freight volumes carried on the line.
  • Hiccup in charter market just a 'pause for breath'
  • Competition spurs Seoul to speed New Busan development
  • Bass Strait switch could be on the cards
  • PAS launches fleet replacement programme
  • ANL takes Amerigo Express slots

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • NAT profit quadruples
    Nordic American Tanker Shipping to pay out healthy dividend.
  • ITOPF speaks out on Tasman Spirit
    Group clarifies role in response to Pakistani remarks.
  • Norway ruling a boost to owners
    Crew in cruise explosion see suits bounced from US to Philippines.
  • Stolt Offshore loses again
    Yearly deficit headed "substantially higher" after bad third quarter.
  • RasGas LNG ship trio gets green light
    Moller, Japan's big three and Exmar to sign newbuilding charters shortly.
  • Hazardous cargo linked to boxship blaze
    Safety authority says crew unaware of container's contents onboard Sea Elegance.
  • Tanker Pacific to open in Miami
    Ofer's Singapore outfit to take a more global view in an unexpected location.
  • Sheep ship to set sail for Cocos Islands
    Cormo Express due to leave Kuwait today with unwanted cargo.
  • Britannia sets 8.5% increase
    Lowest rise for four years from first P&I club to declare renewal policy.
  • MOL eyes South American growth
    Japanese shipowner is to increase frequency of liner services on east and west coasts.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2003
  • Crowley promotes Rivera, Jirau
  • CMA CGM group adds ANL to U.S./Med service
  • COSCO, Tokyo Senpaku swap China/Japan slots
  • Lykes adds West African feeder link
  • MOL expands intra-South America liner services
  • American Ship Management affirms strong ties to APL
  • China Southern plans for major cargo growth
  • Cargo 2000 adds first ground handling member
  • DHS to impose rigorous controls on goods transport to Cuba
  • Zoellick to attend APEC meeting Oct. 17-18
  • Textron to monitor restricted exports with Vastera software
  • Two cranes delivered for Charleston's Columbus terminal

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