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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2003
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  • Major Japanese lines chalk up robust profits
    BUSINESS boomed for Japan's three major shipping lines Nippon Yusen KK , Mitsui OSK Lines and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha in the first half of their financial year, but soaring fuel prices and the appreciation of the yen against the US dollar hit profit growth.
  • M'sian waterways will stay pirate-free: marine police chief
    MALAYSIA's marine police chief has vowed to keep the country's waterways pirate-free with tighter patrols, after 10 months of no attacks reported to officials in its territory.
  • French probe opens into Queen Mary 2 disaster
    THE French prosecutor looking into Saturday's accident on the passenger liner the Queen Mary 2 has opened a judicial investigation into 'involuntary homicide and injuries', he announced.
Air and Land Transport
  • New Beijing terminal to be designed by Norman Foster
    BEIJING unveiled plans on Sunday for a US$2 billion airport terminal designed by Sir Norman Foster, the latest celebrity architect the 2008 Olympic hosts have hired to help remould a drab city overrun by smog and neon.
  • China Air disputes HK's findings over crash
  • Kuwait opens up airline sector
  • Swiss posts 613m franc loss: report
  • 3 Japanese contractors to make wings for Boeing's 7E7
  • Log Book
  • Niarchos heirs pull out of shipping
    THE international shipping scene is losing one of its legendary names: the heirs to Greek tycoon Stavros S Niarchos said they are pulling out of shipping because it is too risky following the Prestige tanker sinking.
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  • Bulletin Board
    PEOPLE Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise has added its first independent director, appointing Andre Cohen as its tenth board member.
Port Shots
  • Port Shots
    HYUNDAI Merchant Marine, South Korea's second-largest shipping line, reported a profit in the third quarter helped by a rise in cargo rates.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2003
  • Chinese ports throughput jumps over 30pc in first three quarters
  • Evergreen America moves headquarters to Jersey City
  • Panalpina Korea celebrates 25th anniversary
  • Good times return for Asian cargo lines
  • Ecu-Line Beijing-bound cargo to ship via Singapore
  • China gives green light to new K Line logistics company
  • HKIA cargo growth jumps
  • National Jet first to the Post
  • Pilot Air Freight sets revenue and shipment records
  • Air France sees cargo operations improve
  • Menlo launches new logistics management system

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2003
  • D. T. Joseph stresses need for maritime constituency
  • Bill to deny common carrier tag for oil storage facilities
  • Gems, jewellery exports register 13.61 pc rise in April-Oct.
  • Sinha impressed by range of facilities available at Mundra Port for exim trade
  • Tuticorin Port handles 10.67 lakh tonnes of cargo in October
  • Shipping Minister inaugurates 11th berth at Kandla Port
  • Cochin Port sets new record in container handling
  • Almighty International Logistics making impact on transport business
  • Forex reserves cross the $ 92-billion mark
  • Centre to invest Rs 785 cr. to establish vessel traffic services
  • PDEXCIL: Capital subsidy will hasten modernisation of weaving sector
  • Gist of public notices/circulars/notifications - Compiled By M. Sreedharan

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • Baltic buyers bide their time
    Markets throughout the Baltic region were rather quiet today by all accounts. Even those suppliers that were reporting decent enquiry levels said they were hardly fixing any business. High prices seem to be leading buyers to bide their time, waiting for prices to come down.
  • Crude slips on profit taking as US supply worries ease
    Crude prices fell considerably this Monday following six straight winning sessions which has made the price look somewhat overdone relative to fundamentals.
  • Turkey: Bunkers should be ordered before long holiday
  • Distillate gains overshadow Gibraltar's bearish IFOs
  • Bearish start to week for Istanbul
  • Great Belt quiet, market easing back down
  • EMMF enters US Gulf Coast barge market
    ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) announced today that it is to offer a full range of marine fuels (HFO and MDO) for barge delivery in the ports of Beaumont, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Orange, and the Lake Charles area of the US Gulf Coast.
  • P&O to close Anderson Hughes London office
    It has been confirmed today that the shipping group P&O has decided to axe its London subsidiary Anderson Hughes & Co. Ltd., which offers bunker broker services as well as shipbroking and chartering services.
  • Rotterdam firm, supply tight

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • Celadon Appoints Tom Glaser as COO
  • New ro/ro service between France and UK
  • Alitalia now ready for privatization
  • Setback for Port of Strasbourg
  • Schenker expands Milan facility
  • Brandenburg (Germany): Hard times for law breakers

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • The Commission publishes shame list of banned vessels
  • 15 killed when gangway collapsed
  • Eight member states one step closer to the Court on safety issue

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • Evergreen Marine making payment to settle Kalama oil spill penalty
  • Matson rate increases set to kick-in in January
  • Port of Bellingham invites participation in gingerbread event
  • Port of Seattle on top in customer service poll
  • Alliance moving to larger ships for NYX service

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 18, 2003
  • Probe ordered into Queen Mary 2 tragedy
    INVESTIGATORS were struggling to explain yesterday what caused the raised walkway used for access to the Queen Mary 2 to collapse, killing 15 people.
  • Cosco to charter five Costamare newbuilds
    ONE of the largest ever single chartering deals in the container sector has been agreed between independent owner Costamare Shipping and China Ocean Shipping Co for five ships the Greek operator has on order at Hyundai Heavy Industries.
  • ABS 'has no record' of faxed warning on Prestige corrosion
    ABS says it has no record of receiving a fax from the relief master of the Prestige warning it of serious deficiencies in the vessel's structure three months before the tanker sank off the coast of Spain.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • Port state bribery, claims Swift
    BRIBERY and corruption within Port State Control authorities is a serious issue that needs the immediate attention of the shipping industry, according to Intertanko managing director Peter Swift
  • Mega gas carriers proposed for UK
    THE proposed South Hook LNG import terminal at Milford Haven, UK, which is being developed by ExxonMobil and Qatar Petroleum, has received planning permission
  • Scan Star survivor to sue Skuld THIRTEEN years after fire on the Scandinavian Star claimed 158 lives, the Norwegian justice ministry has granted a Danish survivor the right to sue Skuld, its P&I club
  • ISU warning disappoints Karachi
    KARACHI Port Trust says it is "disappointed" by ISU president Joop Timmermans' statement that members might not assist in further incidents in Pakistani waters
  • Navy refuses to seize Greepeace ship
    GUJARAT Maritime Board and Greenpeace are locked in a stand-off after the Indian navy refused to seize Greenpeace's Rainbow Warrior, which is anchored off Alang
  • Surveyor shortage worries Durban
    STRONG concern has been expressed that Africa's busiest port is at unnecessary risk because of a serious shortage of SA Maritime Safety Authority surveyors in Durban
  • SA Shipyards goes under
  • Madrid threatened to sink Prestige
  • Government steps in on Subic row
  • Genoa strike threat raises concern
  • Australia brings cruise into line
  • China drawn into shipyard sack race
  • Cambodia detains suspicious ship
  • Inchon signs box terminal agreement
  • Hanjin unions reach agreement
  • French union opposes new flag

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • Trailer Bridge loss narrows
    Volume increases helping to spur higher rates for carrier in U.S. mainland-Puerto Rico services.
  • MOL charters 200,000-ton bulkers
    The carrier orders pair of ships to haul iron ore from western Australia to China steel mill.
  • Cargo leads Korean Air net
    Third-quarter airfreight revenue increased 7 percent from a year ago.
  • Shanghai air boom outpaces Taiwan
  • Matson hikes westbound Hawaii rates
  • Menlo offers logistics management system
  • U.S. transport security forum slated for Cairo
  • Boxes boost P&W income
  • Bangladesh port to tighten security
  • RailAmerica names North American COO
  • European ports brace for strikes
  • NVOs get more time to plead case to FMC

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • European parties: market access to ports vote 'too close to call'
    Members in two of the European Parliament's (EP) largest party-groupings are said to be ready to defy party policy over the Market Access to Port Services bill being debated in Parliament this week.
  • Shipping association wants bunker tax dropped
    A Californian shipping association is lobbying to have tax on bunker fuel dropped as soon as possible, arguing ships are no longer bunkering in California and waterfront businesses are suffering.
  • Lloyd Triestino launches new Mediterranean service
  • Far Eastern container volumes on the up
  • Bridges to help Hong Kong compete with Shenzhen
  • Israeli port strike ends as negotiations continue
  • Greek dockers call two 48-hour strikes
  • K Line sets up Shanghai logistics company
  • Matson's Hawaii rates to rise in January
  • New chief executive for Port of Melbourne
  • North American Rail Group appointment
  • Exel adds Chinese box reservation system
  • Gate control system to improve terminal efficiency

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • John Besman dies
    Former Dreyfus broker and leading New York arbitrator passes away.
  • ABS seizes on Prestige steel analysis
    Society says latest evidence refutes bad maintenance claims.
  • Loews founder Tisch dies
    New York billionaire leaves behind chain of businesses, from movie theatres to supertankers.
  • Trailer Bridge stays in the red
    Puerto Rico specialist looks for refinancing ahead of $14m January payment.
  • VLCC rates teeter on brink of WS 200
    Brokers convinced expected pre-Christmas cargo splurge will push charterers over the edge.
  • Christian Salamon buys second Dynacom suezmax
    German owner adds Voyager's sistership to fleet and hints at big developments next year.
  • Queen Mary 2 delivery to go ahead
    Yard boss Patrick Boissier "appalled" by number of casualties.
  • Iraq oil smuggling ships sought
    Coalition navy forces seek suspect vessels which slipped detention net.
  • Wage boost for Tordenskjold crews
    Union wins big pay deal for Polish seafarers onboard two Norwegian-controlled cement carriers.
  • Naikai notches modest gain
    Japanese shipbuilder returns to profit in first half after grim 2002.
  • Ulstein to convert Solstad cable-layer
    Norwegian yard to give new lease of life to vessel it built in 2001.
  • Seyang sustains winning streak
    Korean bulker owner continues to post a profit in 2003.
  • MOL orders capes for Baosteel work
    But owner keeping quiet on total number of large bulkers contracted.
  • TTA looks ahead
    More second-hand bulker purchases likely after Thai owner doubles annual earnings.
  • Premuda pushes up profit
    Italian owner bullish on year-end result.
  • Big Whites add bite to MC's earnings
    Sale of four boxships boosts US-listed owner's nine-month figures.
  • Sea Containers targets Customs cash
    Ferry operator to sue UK authorities after random passenger searches "deterred customers."
  • Seabulk holds on to profit
    Third quarter result dips at US tanker owner, but year-to-date figures stay in the black.
  • EC publishes ship blacklist
    Ten ships banned and 143 given yellow card in post-Prestige crackdown.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 17, 2003
  • Trailer Bridge narrows losses
  • "K" Line gets permission to set up Shanghai logistics firm
  • China's largest steelmaker charters MOL bulk ships
  • Evergreen America moves back to Jersey City
  • Matson to raise Hawaii rates in January
  • Matson headquarters moves from San Francisco to Oakland
  • Lufthansa achieves third quarter profit
  • Con-Way to institute health care surcharge
  • FMC reopens comment period for NVO service contract petitions
  • Ex-Im Bank to set up $500 million trade facility in Iraq
  • PBB provides online help to Canadian food shippers
  • Argix Direct scanning technology reduces retail misdeliveries
  • P&O Ports North America appoints Rupert marketing director
  • U.S. salvors prepared for terrorist port attacks with ships
  • Coast Guard sets up security around Miami FTAA meeting
  • Coast Guard warns of floating logs off Oregon

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