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23 September 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 00:54 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 21, 2003
Shipping News
  • Bimco accuses EU of political grandstanding
    LEADING shipowners' association Bimco launched a blistering attack on the European Union last week, accusing it of 'political grandstanding' over the Prestige incident and calling for an independent marine accident head for Europe.
  • Handling volume of Shanghai Port surges 36% in H1
    SHANGHAI Port, China's largest, handled 5.219 million 20-foot equivalent units of containers in the first half of this year, up 35.6 per cent from a year ago, statistics from the port administration show.
Air and Land Transport
  • Japan Air, ANA report lower overseas bookings
    JAPAN Airlines System Corp and All Nippon Airways Co, Japan's two biggest carriers, said reservations for overseas travel during the peak summer season are down from last year because of lingering fears about Sars.
  • Lufthansa says traffic, yields up in Asia
  • S'pore Aircraft to lease six planes to easyJet
  • Passenger traffic at Changi rises
  • Vietnam Airlines resumes flights to Guangzhou
  • Kenya Airways to launch direct flights to HK
Liner Scene
  • ICS comes out strongly in favour of liner conferences
    LAST week a very polite and understated letter winged its way from London to Brussels.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 21, 2003
  • New service to put Asia on the Map
  • Auckland sees strong volumes as economy boils
  • Puget ports get US$14.2 million security boost
  • Pacer second stock offering `effective'
  • US Xpress sees higher Q2 results
  • PBB to pay unit dividend
  • Bimco's `idea' boosts electronic charters
  • Continental sees Q2 income improve
  • Swiss to pay out redundant pilots
  • Boeing to axe more jobs
  • Air Canada reinstates Asian routes
  • Atlas names Dolan as COO

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 21, 2003
  • Norasia launches MAP service linking Asia with Med., Vancouver & Seattle
  • Zim & Port Authority of Jamaica sign 5-year contract - Kingston port to remain Zim's transhipment hub
  • OOCL ramps up 8,000-TEU fleet
  • BurHill Logistics makes its debut
  • Evergreen resumes cargo movement on USEC
  • Rickmers-Linie appoints new agent for Norway & Portugal
  • Maersk Logistics selected for TSA Secure Supply Chain project
  • New MD for Maersk Hong Kong
  • Total Transport Systems spreads its wings - Starts operations from Kolkata
  • Syrius UK offers Tank containers, Flexitanks & IBC logistics services
  • Come September, Chinese mobikes will thunder in
  • CII urges withdrawal of vehicle detention charges
  • KoPT move to attract Suezmax tankers to Haldia dock
  • Box terminal bidders want JNPT to switch over to MGT payment formula
  • JNPT empanels several banks to implement EDI project
  • Rlys haul more than targeted freight in Q1
  • Facilities available at CONCOR's CFS Mulund (E)
  • CONCOR's CFS Mulund (E) awarded ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • DGFT puts Q1 export growth at 14 pc
  • Commerce Ministry to fix 6-month ad hoc DEPB rates for export of new products
  • SBI becomes first PSU bank to open OBU, offer cheaper loans for SEZ units
  • BG stipulation may soon be waived for SSI units
  • Export surplus fruits, vegetables, says PHD Chamber
  • Council of EU Chambers invites applications for Jasubhai Foundation scholarship

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • Oil prices seen settling down for the weekend
  • African market review
  • 3rd Vopak jetty, other developments to ease Rotterdam congestion
    The bunker delivery infrastructure in Rotterdam is often stretched beyond its limits for undertaking deliveries currently amounting to around 900,000 metric tonnes per month of marine fuels. 3 developments are underway that will enhance the delivery infrastructure.
  • Brazilian market update, fueloil prices soften
  • Japanese market corrects lower after month-long rise

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 21, 2003
  • IMO keeps Europe on board over single hulls
    INTERNATIONAL Maritime Organisation members have agreed that new global restrictions should be placed on single hull tankers, but their precise nature will have to wait until December for resolution.
  • Spain PSC row raises doubts on new rules
    CONTROVERSY over a port state control inspection on a tanker in La Coru'a has raised concern about the practicalities of implementing new requirements for mandatory expanded inspections due to come into force within the Paris Memorandum region tomorrow.
  • Bulfracht unaffected by Cyprus firm's cash woes
    BULGARIAN company Bulfracht has said it is unaffected by the alleged financial woes of a like-named chartering partner in Cyprus.
  • Jefferies predicts profits rise for tanker companies
    IMPROVED profits will be the order of the day for most quoted tanker companies when the second quarter reporting season kicks off this week, writes Tony Gray.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • New ferry service for Almeria
  • Jambo cargo pumping next week
  • Billabong fined $2.5M for spill
  • NZ ports deny charges hike
  • Hudson Shipping won't pay FMC fine
  • Korea, Singapore in logistics JV
  • Traffic jam pushes Aqaba expansion
  • Wagenborg buys 'off the shelf'
  • Valencia gets expansion loan
  • MEPC group backs early phase-out
  • Karachi extends golden handshake
  • Volgotanker launches new Caspian ops
  • India, China enjoying fruitful trade
  • MEPC approves PSSA 'in principle'
  • Twin-hulls dropped from PSSA
  • Novoship orders for oil export growth
  • Worker dies in oil tank blast
  • Change at top for Korean shipowners
  • UK launches Short Sea forum
  • Halim Mazmin gets breathing space
  • NZ sees hope in apple ruling
  • Euro waterway improvements tabled

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • Customs finalizes cargo-filing rules
    Under the long-awaited proposal, carriers in all modes must electronically file cargo data before their aircraft, train, truck or ship arrives in the U.S., and before they ship export cargo.
  • House moves forward on dredging
    The House appropriations and transportation committees have taken major steps to authorizing and funding Corps of Engineers dredging projects for 2003.
  • U.S. security handouts boost airline results
  • Malaysian port admits problems with electronic traffic system
  • Calif. wants federal aid for rail freight project
  • Boeing plans 5,000 more job cuts
  • Phoenix names Rambaud president and COO
  • Canada defers airport rents
  • Seabulk to offer senior notes
  • Dragonair resumes China flights
  • Box charter rates soar
  • Claim: Counterfeiting no longer a Customs priority

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • NVOCC lashes out at US$7.9m FMC fine
    Hudson Shipping has lashed out at the US Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for meting out the largest fine in the agency's history for practices that Hudson says are widespread.
  • Free-trade zones to boost Taiwan ports
    Taiwan has passed legislation turning the ports of Kaohsiung, Taichung, Keelung and Hualian into free trade zones, which it hopes will boost transhipment and value-added operations at all of these ports.
  • First MSL Bohai rim/Europe loop, as majors fix on Qingdao
  • French intermodal operators demand strike compensation
  • Asia/Australia trade imbalance prompts indefinite surcharge
  • CSCL, Norasia re-launch east-west pendulum
  • US: Electronic export filing mandatory for some goods
  • Buoyant volumes, but Auckland warns of storm clouds
  • New Korea/Singapore JV targets S.Korean market
  • Port of Portland offers all-water access to N.Europe

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • Teekay cleans house
    Vancouver giant sheds 10 older vessels in three separate deals.
  • CMB and Exmar to reflag
    Tonnage tax wins top Belgian owners to national registry.
  • Jambo set to prove total loss
    UK may order costly wreck removal after cargo salvage operation.
  • Turkey turns back scrap ship
    Ukrainian cargoship barred from Turkish breakers' yard because of hazardous chemicals onboard.
  • Halim Mazmin refinances debt
    Malaysian Halim Mohammad's boxship, bulker and tanker firm raises $15m in Islamic financing.
  • Tranz Rail slams Australian predator
    Kiwi ferry group angry at suggestions by would-be buyer Toll that finances are in risky state.
  • "Steady and healthy" growth for Sinotrans
    Chinese shipowner satisfied with performance in first half, despite tough competition.
  • Zim signs on again in Jamaica
    Kingston to remain Israeli container carrier's transhipment hub in Caribbean for another five years.
  • Seabulk eyes fresh funds
    Florida shipowner looks to raise $150m from private placement to repay existing debt.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 18, 2003
  • BIMCO updates system to edit charter parties
  • Europe/Caribbean service members switch Puerto Rico ports
  • Zim resumes Adriatic, Greek port calls on Asia Med Pacific link
  • China Shipping, Norasia add Pacific Northwest/Asia/Med service
  • FMC allows 48 hours to correct service contract technical errors
  • Maersk Sealand tries out Cagliari
  • Intermarine loads locomotives for Santos
  • CMA CGM discloses results of bond issue
  • BIMCO to hold mock arbitration in New York
  • Stelmar Shipping gets tanker contract with ChevronTexaco
  • Orion Air Cargo signs airlift agreement with Kitty Hawk
  • Lufthansa opens new cargo terminal at JFK
  • Colography Group outlines dismal 2002 U.S. air freight results
  • United outsources activities to cut costs
  • Pilot Air Freight reports higher 2nd quarter revenue
  • American investors complete acquisition of DHL Airways
  • Large truck related fatalities in U.S. down
  • Senate panel clears STB, railroad safety bills
  • Yellow Corp. 2nd-quarter net income jumps 608%
  • Overstock selects NTE to automate transportation tendering
  • Truck drivers ratify contract with auto haulers
  • Phoenix International appoints Rambaud president, COO
  • Nasstrac association appoints Everett executive director
  • Final AES filing rules for regulated shipments
  • FMC review 8 OTI applications, revokes 13 licenses
  • Generalized System of Preferences under annual review
  • Brazilian customs go on strike
  • BDP completes integration NVO, OTI services
  • Dinger named anti-terrorism deputy
  • Customs makes jurisdiction changes at Portland, Fargo
  • NAFTA panel backs U.S. on Canadian softwood lumber dispute
  • Head Sport signs with Schenker to manage Austrian facility
  • Menlo Worldwide issues new supply chain software
  • SembCorp Logistics, Kukbo in Korean logistics venture
  • Canadian marijuana law could put trade lanes in stupor
  • Hong Kong logistics firms welcome China's opening
  • Bonner: Advance Manifest rules possible next week
  • Coast Guard opens Web site for Hawaiian port security data
  • Agency meeting for proposed Port Pelican natural gas terminal
  • Georgia ports to convert diesel cranes to electricity
  • German port group HHLA reports growth, but lower profit
  • Yantian expansion enters countdown stage
  • U.S. Justice Dept. issues consent decree in pollution case
  • Ports association hires lobbyist for security issues
  • MTMC uses port of Wilmington for returning war material
  • Los Angeles box traffic up 5% in June
  • Coast Guard proposes vessel restrictions in N.Y.-N.J. channel
  • Kingston port secures five-year hub deal with Zim
  • South Africa joins Container Security Initiative

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