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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2003
Shipping News
  • US-Asia reefer rates to go up again
    REEFER rates from the United States to Asia will rise again in March, following a hefty hike mid-year.
  • Tanker in row clears Spain's coast
    THE 24-year old Russian-flagged single-hulled tanker at the eye of a political storm, will be treated like any other vessel calling here, Singapore authorities said yesterday as the ship cleared Spain's coast under the watchful eye of a Spanish warship.
  • PIL, Wan Hai to launch joint China-Europe service
    DEPARTING from their traditional regional focus, Singapore's Pacific International Lines and Taiwan's Wan Hai Lines have announced a joint container service from China to North Europe aimed at tapping the surging export volumes out of China.
  • Shortage of ships fuels growth at China's shipyards
    AT Guangzhou shipyards, giant yellow cranes whir and wheel over rapidly emerging shapes of new ships, plucking steel sections from the dock and lowering them into place.
Air and Land Transport
  • BA, other airlines must cover pollution costs: UK
    BRITISH Airways and other UK airlines will have to meet the costs of polluting the environment as air travel is expected to triple in the next 30 years, Transport Secretary Alastair Darling said.
  • Embraer, Avic II to develop new regional jetliners
  • Lufthansa Cargo plans cost cuts
  • Korean Air sees 680b won '04 profit
  • Govt may bail out SAA: report
  • Log Book
Strait Talk
  • Is there still a right of innocent passage?
    AS this column was being written, the single-hull Russian tanker Geroi Sevastopolya was nearing Spanish waters on its voyage from Latvia to Singapore with a cargo of 50,000 tonnes of heavy fuel oil.

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2003
  • Shenzhen Port November container throughput up 40pc
  • Shekou Container Terminal takes delivery of new cranes
  • Phoenix opens office in Ningbo
  • Ro/ro service launched between Shanghai and Hakata
  • Cosco's business with Port of Boston grows five-fold in 21 months
  • US, Ghana sign customs agreement
  • Washington ports receive US$2.46m in security funding from TSA
  • Medical company grants Exel logistics contract
  • Air China Cargo formally launched
  • Fraport offices raided by state prosecutor
  • November best cargo month ever for China Southern
  • Ex-Im Bank supports sale of Boeing 777s to PIA
  • Singapore Airlines cargo load factor declines

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2003
  • PIL, Wan Hai to cooperate on Far East-Europe service - New service to commence from April 2004
  • Shipping tonnage gets a boost with rising freight rates
  • UASC steers its way into Mundra
  • SCI set to take 5 pc stake in ONGC's marine joint venture
  • ... to expand fleet via joint venture Iran-O-Hind5
  • India, Pakistan to join hands to counter EU move against basmati
  • Mundra Port: A giant in the making
  • ... SEZ to be ready by early 2004
  • JNPT ready to launch long-term listed bond issue
  • Airlines to raise surcharge on fuel
  • Govt increases export prices of foodgrains
  • Forex reserves rise by nearly $ 1.5 bn
  • Divestment put off indefinitely
  • Fieo demands tax cut on export profits
  • Lecture programme on Chinese business on Dec. 22
  • Hyderabad ideal for aviation hub: Report
  • GRT Shipmanagement opens office at Jodhpur

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • US West Coast: Markets firm despite thin demand
  • Tight supply keeps distillate market supported in Panama
  • Iraq to discuss reopening of northern export pipeline
  • Crude prices slip slightly ahead of US weekly inventory data
  • Cargo movements have little impact on Fujairah numbers
  • Hong Kong nudged into life after a week of non-movement
  • Vemaoil invests in a double-hull future
    Vemaoil's fleet upgrade does not stop with the Greek company's recent acquisition of a 107,633 dwt double-hulled tanker intended for storage use in Gibraltar.
  • Double-hull Wilmington replacement arrives in Gibraltar
    The Greek company Vemaoil has taken delivery of a double-hulled tanker with the aim to replace the disputed single-hull storage vessel Wilmington. With a double-hull now ready to take over the role of the Wilmington in Gibraltar, pending inspection, Vemaoil will most likely drop the court hearing about the Wilmington's status that was due at the end of this week.
  • Congestion leaves large spread in Rotterdam

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • Toll Collect with new head of technology
  • Latvian Shipping sells tankers
  • SAS Cargo levying 15 cents fuel surcharge
  • Brenntag and Interfer are definitely going to Bain Capital
  • GAC: USD 5 million expansion of its distribution center in Dubai
  • EU/U.S. aviation authorities meet to talk regulatory frameworks
  • Early warning system recognizes driver fatigue

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • "Geroi Sevastopolya" via the Cape
  • Safety increase at sea
  • Growth of ice-classed fleet

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Maritime Global Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • Stolt-Nielsen still working on restructuring
  • Pollution whistleblower gets US$225,000
  • Charles Taylor and RINA team up to target Italian market

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • EC approves German ship financing guarantee scheme
    Premiums will vary with risk
  • Caddell to repair Staten Island ferry
    NYC DOT announces $6 million contract


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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 17, 2003
  • International Group chief Groom defends P&I club transparency
    SHIPOWNERS protection and indemnity leader Alistair Groom has rejected claims of a club culture of secrecy and jollies at exotic locations.
  • Kinnect kicks off electronic risk trading
    HISTORY was made at Lloyd's yesterday as the first electronic insurance risk was placed through its trading platform, Kinnect, writes James Brewer.
  • Stolt-Nielsen wins further reprieve on debt
    NORWEGIAN shipping and offshore group Stolt-Nielsen yesterday won further time to find a financial solution to alleviate an imminent $160m credit crunch that continues to threaten its future.
  • EU agrees '22m company neutral UK rail aid
    Brussels has approved UK state aid of around £22m ($38.58m) a year to promote the switch of intermodal containers from road to rail.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • Smit, KPT close to Tasman deal
    THERE are indications today that Karachi Port Trust is reaching an agreement with the American P&I Club, representing the owner of the tanker Tasman Spirit, regarding the wreck's removal
  • P&I transparency give no guarantees
    THE increasing financial transparency of P&I clubs is no guarantee of their future financial performance, warned North of England Club director Mike Salthouse yesterday
  • Genoa rounds on Rome over EMSA
    GENOA'S port community have blamed the government's lack of support for the city's failure to become the headquarters of the European Maritime Safety Agency
  • Box volumes strengthen Mersey Docks
    GROWING box volumes from deep-sea lines and feeder operations are underpinning Mersey Docks & Harbour Co's income, according to its trading statement
  • Operators welcome pilotage guide
    DOMESTIC operators in the Philippines have welcomed today's pilotage guidelines, which set the service standards and restrict unnecessary charges
  • Breaux to step down from Senate
    DEMOCRATIC Senator John Breaux of Louisiana, a champion of the US maritime and shipbuilding industries, announced yesterday he will not seek re-election in 2004
  • Russians leave Ventspils in the cold
  • Vietnam opens deep water port
  • Hamburg chases Rotterdam for boxes
  • Panama placates Japanese owners
  • Eurotunnel shareholders attempt coup
  • Panama buoy concession annulled
  • Stolt-Nielsen 'still talking'
  • Able UK to appeal against decision
  • Chantiers to deliver QM2 next week
  • Lisbon to host Euro safety agency

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • China weighs free port strategy
    New proposal would upgrade some hubs to full free-port status, while others will be designated export processing or technology development regions.
  • BA cargo adds Asia-Pacific, U.S. execs
    British Airways World Cargo has expanded its management teams in the Asia-Pacific and Americas regions.
  • Lufthansa boosts U.S. sales force
    Names new director of sales for the U.S. Northeast, Midwest and Canada
  • Report: FDA asks shipping companies to control unapproved drug imports
  • Arzoon names new CEO after founder resigns
  • India's largest inland box hub to open
  • MOL establishes Panama vessel ops center
  • American Marine Advisors names CEO
  • Unitpool signs World Airways
  • Mercury Air Cargo parent settles litigation
  • Famous Pacific Shipping expands in Vietnam
  • GAO: U.S. can't afford port security costs
  • Progress in U.S.-EU air talks

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • PONL suing its former terminals man
    P&O Nedlloyd (PONL) has demanded that former terminals and procurement director Pieter Bas Bredius leave his new job at Ceres Paragon because he is in breach of his contract.
  • Schroeder Government mulls temporary road toll
    Germany's transport minister Manfred Stolpe is considering a temporary truck toll on German motorways to compensate for the failure of the electronic Maut system.
  • Berlin to sell its stake in port of Duisburg
  • Norasia and partners launch round-the-world westabout service
  • Shanghai, Yantian, and Kaohsiung close to CSI implementation
  • EMERA cuts Bandar Abbas congestion charge
  • Germany's high-tech shippers targeted by Siemens/ Schenker JV
  • Freeport hits its first million
  • MOL opens Panama Vessel Operation Centre
  • Port of Marseille says box growth validates Fos 2XL project

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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • AMA reloads
    NY investment bank taps Paul Leand to replace Arntzen.
  • High energy in Washington
    Global energy chiefs to talk LNG with Bush aides.
  • Risky business
    EC backs German ship-finance plan tied to project viability.
  • OSG shares buoyant on Arntzen appointment
    Tanker company trades up from 52-week high
  • National Chemical Carriers ups Mipo order
    New Saudi venture adds two more newbuildings to its tanker tally.
  • Canfornav eyes Varna order
    Bulgarian yard names Canadian bulker player as owner behind potential six-ship order.
  • Viktor Lenac stock suspended
    Authorities move following Croatian yard's bankruptcy declaration last month.
  • Congestion costs cut at Iranian port
    EMERA boxship lines snip a third off Bandar Abbas surcharge.
  • Japan detains 49 ships in November
    Bergesen, CSCL and K Line vessels fail port state checks.
  • Evergreen ups profit forecast
    Taiwanese liner giant likely to triple end-year figures in stellar year.
  • Stolt-Nielsen still talking to lenders
    Debt waivers expire, but loss-making tanker owner says it has time to sort out finances.
  • Latvian Shipping picks flag guinea pig
    Riga-based owner tests the waters by returning one tanker to Latvian register following tax changes.
  • Questions raised over Canadian icebreaker
    Continual maintenance or replacement for key 34-year old ship in coast guard fleet?
  • Nikos goes it alone
    Independent thinker Nikos Mikelis quits Intertanko and Lyras folds in search of 'unusual projects.'
  • Holland America taps gay market
    Premium US cruise line has chartered at least four ships to lesbian-themed travel firm for 2004.
  • Currency crunch forces rate raise
    Schoeller's niche liner services lift rates as Aussie dollar continues to climb against Greenback.
  • Yenisei holds steady
    Russian cargoship owner's volumes stable in first nine months.
  • GAC ties up with Malaysian player
    Dubai-based ship agency inks agreement with Kudrat Maritime Alliance to cover local ports.

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American Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 16, 2003
  • Stolt-Nielsen loses debt waivers
  • Greybox to manage box fleet for U.S. Lines' planned venture
  • Port state control body Paris MOU to issue warning letters to non-security-compliant ships
  • WTSA carriers plan to increase refrigerated cargo rates
  • Atlas tries to stave off creditors, moves toward bankruptcy
  • USTDA awards $540,015 grant for Kazakhstan air-traffic study
  • Phoenix opens office in Ningbo, China
  • International Paper appoints Matrics to provide RFID tags
  • TradeCard adds electronic customs declaration service
  • ITC recommends quotas for Chinese ductile iron waterworks fittings
  • Forgarty succeeds Grassi as CEO of CSX World Terminals
  • Port of Houston security plans are approved
  • Antwerp terminal orders 10 post-Panamax container cranes
  • Port of Portland terminal exceeds 1995 container record
  • CSX World Terminals begins operations at Yantai, China
  • State Department updates country list for longshore work




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