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23 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 02:03 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 18, 2003
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  • Spain used Prestige capt as scapegoat: P&I club
    THE chairman of the London P&I Club has blasted Spain's handling of the Prestige casualty, saying the jailing of its captain was clearly designed to make him the scapegoat and shield those ultimately responsible for worsening the situation.
  • Port Klang's June throughput up 5.9% year-on-year
    MALAYSIA's main port operator saw a 5.9 per cent rise in shipments in June versus a year earlier, providing further evidence that the Sars outbreak had a limited impact on trade in Asia, economists said.
  • Auckland port's full-year volumes rise
    PORTS of Auckland, New Zealand's largest port, said the volume of containers it handled in its financial year ended June 30 rose 9.5 per cent from a year earlier.
Air and Land Transport
  • Branson plans budget US airline
    VIRGIN Group chairman Richard Branson announced plans on Wednesday to set up a 'quality low-cost' airline in the United States by the end of June 2004 to rival jetBlue and Southwest.
  • Ukraine may suspend flights to US, Europe
  • French legislators oppose third Paris airport plan
  • Star partners launch tender for 200 new jets: report
  • FedEx to run 12 new cargo services through HK
  • Brussels Air to fly to Gatwick airport
Admiralty Casebook
  • Terms of bills of lading work against MISC's claim
    THE terms of its own bills of lading left a Malaysian carrier without recourse recently when an Australian appeal court held that the carrier's only possible claim for the late return of its containers was against a third party that was not contractually bound to it.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • AADA to implement peak season surcharge
  • Descartes goes better with Coke
  • Land cleared for Deep Bay Link
  • New fleet for French West Indies
  • Schneider to cash in with Morse
  • Johor lures Gearbulk from Singapore
  • South Africa joins CSI
  • Congestion surcharge levied at Port Harcourt and Onne
  • JAL Cargo speed products upgraded
  • Liquidity options being considered by US Airways
  • AirNet Systems to sell Mercury Business Services
  • Fraport sees downward trend reversing

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • Shell's Hazira LNG terminal to be ready by Sept. '04
  • Edible oil imports may go up by 15 pc in July-Sept.
  • The Dragon feeds on the King of fruits
  • Dumping duty on ammonium nitrate from Russia & Iran
  • Refined oil import spurt makes govt mull duty hike
  • Exports to US post robust 27.5 pc rise
  • CoPT may appoint consultant to study ship repair facility at Puthuvypu
  • Port & dock workers to observe 'Demands Day' on Aug. 28
  • Truckers' strike in Kerala hits container movement to/from Cochin Port
  • Most proposals under medium-term export strategy being implemented
  • Aluminium units expanding capacity to meet projected rise in demand
  • Farm credit rate slashed to 9 pc
  • Drug industry gearing up to take advantage of new patent regime from 2005
  • Press meet with Iran's Dy Foreign Minister today

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • West Coast markets still quiet, prices little changed
  • Aggressive major brings prices down in Vancouver
  • ARA region: Improved avails, loading problems persist
  • Singapore: Muted market as both suppliers and buyers sit tight
    The most unusual feature of the Singapore market this week was that suppliers by and large reported that there are currently no problems with product avails, nor any congestion at loading or for barges.
  • Demand drops slightly as Gibraltar softens
  • Canary Islands: Las Palmas low on fueloil
  • Rotterdam soft to steady, barges tight
  • Italy follows Med lower, Genoa remains tight
    The overall availability situation in Italy seems to have improved somewhat compared to huge problems experienced over the past couple of weeks or more, although there continues to be trouble hot-spots, in particular Genoa.
  • UK: 'Jambo' bunker removal operation completed
    SMIT Salvage and Klyne Tugs announced yesterday that they have successfully removed and recovered 85 tonnes of bunker oil aboard the Jambo, which sank off the coast of Scotland at the end of June.

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Jürgen Weber joins Deutsche Post board
  • «OOCL Montreal» arrives in Montreal
  • Unitpool aims to reduce ULD damage rate
  • DHL opens logistics hub for Johnson & Johnson
  • Brenner Rail Cargo gives shippers a choice

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Positive phasing-out discussion
  • Remontowa eyes Gdansk shipyard
  • Emergency EU aid to Spain

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Port of Astoria moving ahead on new conference center
  • NYK Line replacing coal carrier with new shallow-draft vessel
  • Native American youth group holding classes at Port of Portland
  • Holiday week brings gains to rail freight traffic totals
  • South African port joins Customs' CSI program

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • Everard blasts Brussels over post-Prestige 'failures'
    BRUSSELS has come under damning criticism from leading shipowners' association Bimco over its "failure" to address the real maritime safety issues arising from the Prestigeincident.
  • Pritzker siblings sue father for $5bn over 'looted' trust funds
    TWO members of billionaire cruiseship clan the Pritzker family - the largest shareholders in Royal Caribbean and Celebrity - are seeking $5bn in damages from their father, after accusing him of 'looting' their trust funds.
  • Angelicoussis takes plunge into LNG
    THE Angelicoussis Group is breaking new ground with an order for a liquefied natural gas carrier which could represent the first step in building a sizeable presence in this sophisticated shipping market, writes Tony Gray.
  • Danaos Shipping snaps up legendary Big Whites quartet
    DANAOS Shipping of Greece has bought the Big Whites, four of the world's best known containerships which have been serving the Europe-South Africa trades since the late 1970s.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Twin-hulls dropped from Europe PSSA
  • Have your say!
  • St Vincent admits fake licences
  • Regional waste reception is acceptable
  • Gadani left high and dry
  • South Africa joins CSI
  • Millennium pulls out of cruise
  • Thailand looks at short-sea logistics
  • Volgotanker launches new Caspian ops
  • Indo-Pak tension hinders Pakistan plans
  • Tricolor dismantling to start tomorrow
  • Boxes pile up in Cochin
  • New grain port for Vietnam
  • Q-Ship orders Aframaxes
  • Tuticorin hosts new direct Europe run
  • CMA CGM in mega box ship deal
  • Equasis to tackle human factors
  • Anti-fouling convention gets support
  • New port captain for Petersburg
  • PDV Marina stays out
  • MEPC to receive vital reports
  • Oz beef fails to move Japanese
  • Lines postpone Umm Qasr services

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Box charter rates soar
    Containership charter rates near seven-year highs as liner shipping companies chase a dwindling supply of tonnage to cope with record cargo flows on major trade routes.
  • Claim: Counterfeiting no longer a Customs priority
    U.S. Customs is paying less attention to counterfeiting and other forms of intellectual property theft, says a counterfeiting expert -- a claim disputed by a former Customs official.
  • Former DHL Airways owner refuses to testify in probe of carrier
    An Idaho investor and former principal owner of DHL Airways defied a judge's order in a federal inquiry into the cargo airline's ownership.
  • Lufthansa Cargo opens new JFK terminal
  • Texas ports suffer minimal damage from Claudette
  • British Airways halts most Heathrow cargo operations
  • Northwest Airlines back in black
  • United outsources staff for U.S. warehouses
  • P&O Ports opens India terminal
  • Galveston port seeks proposals
  • Census requiring AES for selected exports
  • Everett new executive director of NASSTRAC
  • Bonner says trade act rules are due soon

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Waterborne box traffic at German inland ports leaps 19%
    Container traffic transiting Germany's inland ports surged 16% last year to 1.57m TEU, against a decrease in overall volumes handled, according to the Federal Association for Public-User Inland Ports.
  • Nhava Sheva congestion drives JNPT customer to Mumbai
  • HHLA volume growth: 'Hamburg gains on Rotterdam'
  • ICS rubbishes OECD's liner shipping anti-trust report
  • Sinotrans seeks exemption from 'controlled carrier' rules
  • Big Whites change hands again
  • UK launches short sea and waterway promotion body
  • Strike sqeezes Cochin at sensitive time

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 17, 2003
  • Phantom oilers appear in Ghost Fleet plan
    Deal with UK yard could include sale of two naval storage ships.
  • Celebrity cancels Med cruise
    Millenium goes into drydock for repairs.
  • John Angelicoussis goes for gas
    Top Greek shipowner bets a packet on developing LNG spot market.
  • UK Club wants owners to stay united
    Largest P&I club decides to oppose reduced cover for passenger ships.
  • MC sells Great Whites to Greeks
    Buyer's name shrouded in mystery, but Danaos and Costamare rumoured.
  • South Africa joins CSI
    US officials to form team in Durban.
  • Varna yard privatisation talks under threat
    Cabinet reshuffle could stop Navibulgar's sell-off negotiations before they've even begun.
  • Equasis warns website
    Safety database threatens legal action against Maritime Global Net over use of information.
  • Business as usual for Frontline
    Tom Jebsen says no chance legal claim will drive top tanker owner onto the rocks.
  • Baltimore yard struggles on
    Chapter 11 shiprepairer aims to keep going until October as it seeks buyer or refinancing deal.
  • Moller keeps options open on Torm
    Teekay boss Bjorn Moller not ruling out building stake in Danish products tanker owner.
  • URS25 deadline drives bulker bonanza
    Japanese yards hauled in over 100 orders for bulkers in June in highest monthly total ever.
  • Irish Ferries soothes tax pain for investors
    New issue of redeemable shares will replace dividends at Irish shipowner.
  • ENOC inks Hyundai panamax options
    Dubai state owned oil company contract makes it second Arab owner deal in two days for world's No. 1.

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