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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 23, 2003
Shipping News
  • San Francisco's waterfront project gets green light
    A key element of San Francisco's US$270 million waterfront project has been given the go-ahead, clearing the way for the two-phase project to begin, which ultimately will see an international cruise terminal open by 2008.
  • Jurong, PSA to link on-line transaction systems next month
    FLEDGLING container facility Jurong Port and dominant terminal operator PSA Corporation will finally integrate their online transaction systems next month, paving the way for hassle-free cargo flows between Singapore's two competing ports.
  • Regional cruising back to normal: M'sian minister
    MALAYSIA laid out the red carpet for the 'homecoming' of Star Cruises' SuperStar Virgo yesterday as the cruise ship called at two Malaysian ports after a three-month break.
Air and Land Transport
  • BA struggles to clear passenger backlog
    BRITISH Airways was battling to clear a backlog of frustrated passengers stranded overnight at London's Heathrow Airport in the wake of a wildcat strike by check-in staff over the weekend.
  • Manila sees little impact from US open skies pact
  • Vietnam Airlines inks deal to buy B777
  • Air Canada gets better lease terms for 12 planes
  • Southwest Airlines orders 15 Boeing 737s
  • Log Book
Strait Talk
  • Treat IMO tanker compromise with caution
    SO it looks as though just enough common ground might have been found at last week's International Maritime Organisation meeting in London to avoid a damaging split between Europe and the rest of the shipping world.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 23, 2003
  • Qindao to break into world's top ten with US$1b expansion
  • FMC wary of Sinotrans exemption call
  • Hit breaks productivity record
  • New era as `tufted duck' takes flight
  • HubLine now calling at Jurong
  • Suez container terminal sets timeframe for operations
  • Andrasick to head up Matson Navigation
  • China Southern sees domestic boom in wake of Sars
  • Lufthansa Cargo moves to new JFK base
  • Kitty Hawk expands service to Alaska
  • Emirates' sky-cargo.com goes Russian

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 23, 2003
  • Shipping sector must drive home its needs & demands, stresses D. T. Joseph
  • Maruti Shipping clears first export container at MICT
  • Shreyas Shipping announces weekly feeder service between NSICT & Mundra Port
  • Containership charter rates soar to 7-year highs
  • Global steel offtake set to reach record 800 m tonnes
  • Apparel exports post heartening 23 pc spurt in January-June
  • Surge in imports from Africa, CIS, E. Europe & Israel
  • Tyre exports roll up by 42 pc
  • Kandla Port handles 10.07 m tonnes in fiscal Q1; posts 7.3 pc growth
  • New single-day national record in cargo handling
  • National Tribunal to look into PLR issue for Major Ports
  • CONCOR's ICD-Guntur plans exports to Bangla by rail-road - Substantial savings on time & freight assured
  • Fieo moots 5-pt formula to help exporters remain in global market
  • Foreign trade procedures being streamlined
  • MoF lowers compounding fee for tax defaulters
  • Rice exporters upbeat despite FCI price hike
  • New steel policy in offing
  • DCI & S office closed

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • ARA market falls with crude, improved avails foreseen
    Bunker prices plummeted in Rotterdam today in line with sharply lower prices in the barge market. The drop in the fuel oil barge market seems to have been inspired not only by weaker crude futures, but also signs that cargo availability is improving in the region after a bit of a squeeze so far this month.
  • Further cargo fall suppresses demand in Fujairah
  • CGES calls on OPEC for more oil
    The Centre for Global Energy Studies suggests that OPEC needs to increase production by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd) sometime this year to help rebuild low global inventories and stop Brent crude prices from rising above $30 per barrel.
  • Hong Kong awaits typhoon, Taiwan prices come down
  • Singapore sharply down at close
  • Rotterdam sharply lower on crude/barge market
  • Oil gives up gains as funds bow out

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 23, 2003
  • Container-Terminal Altenwerder: New management
  • Eurogate with new feeder service
  • New air cargo buildings open at JFK Airport
  • Sydney to upgrade intermodal links
  • SGS generates more profit

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • New Scandline service between Sweden and Latvia
  • Greenpeace indicted in USA
  • Significant growth in Marshall Islands register

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • MO moves towards accelerated single hull phase out
    But will EU accommodate to any IMO changes to its proposals?
  • S/S Norway out of service until 2004
    Long lead time for replacement boiler manufacture
  • Price of maritime security
    Maritime security measures will require an initial investment by ship operators of at least $1.3 billion says an OECD report.
  • NASSCO awarded fourth T-AKE
    $287,607,091 fixed-price-incentive modification under previously awarded contract.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 23, 2003
  • Arroyo leads effort to repair maritime image after exam scandal
    PHILIPPINES President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has taken the lead in attempting to rehabilitate her country's maritime image following last year's marine deck officers' examination scandal.
  • France stays defiant over stance on single hulls
    France has warned that it will continue to push single hull tankers carrying heavy fuel oil outside its 200-mile economic exclusion zone in line with the decision it took jointly with Spain last December in Malaga.
  • Germany accuses insurers of illegal pricing
    GERMANY'S federal cartel office has confirmed that it has sent "accused letters" to seven large insurers over illegal pricing practices in industrial insurance.
  • Bentley says security funding gap will cause US trade crisis
    WASHINGTON'S penchant for showering the aviation industry with billions of dollars for homeland security, while expecting the maritime sector to pay for the same measures itself, could have disastrous economic consequences for US trade, a senior industry figure has warned.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • CSAV has yen to grow
  • Norway out of operation for year
  • Sydney smashes box record
  • Inglorious ending to scrap voyage
  • Med operators face ferry fines
  • N Americans catch short-sea bug
  • Adelaide bunker supplies dry up
  • Broker confirms Cory sale talks
  • Hong Kong's new CT9 opens
  • Umm Qasr operations picking up
  • Ill-fated Aratere holed up
  • US owners boost Marshall Is growth

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • Astar asks DOT to drop DHL case
    The cargo airline formerly known as DHL Airways asked the Department of Transportation to dismiss its investigation into the carrier's ownership.
  • UPS profit up 13 percent
    Export business drives improvement amid weak U.S., Europe economies.
  • Early ILA contract sought
    The International Longshoremen's Association and Atlantic and Gulf ports employers say they are committed to seeking an early settlement of a coastwide master contract to replace the one that expires in late 2004.
  • Fuel hits BNSF quarter
  • TSA readies third round of port security grants
  • Key Congressman opposes total air-cargo screening
  • CNF roiled by domestic weakness
  • British Airways cargo threatened by dispute
  • DHL's Airborne buy clears antitrust hurdle
  • Stronger dollar tips Canadian National income
  • Evergreen orders 10 post-Panamax ships
  • NOL completes sale of tanker unit to MISC
  • Elite Group rolls out upgraded export system

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • Former FMC Chairwoman hammers port security 'tax' burden on terminals and port authorities
    Helen Bentley, former Chairwoman of the Federal Maritime Commission, today attacked legislation that requires terminal owners and seaports to pay for the US's maritime security overhaul.
  • Grandees discuss HK's future as first CT9 berth opens
    Government and industry decision makers attending the opening of Hong Kong's Container Terminal 9 (CT9) today painted a rosy picture of the port's future, in spite of strong competition.
  • HK shippers prepare for latest raft of US security demands
  • Rio de Janeiro hinterland link 'will boost port volumes 50%'
  • State backs crucial Melbourne dredge, as cost doubles
  • Santos port workers accept 20% pay rise - strike averted
  • Nhava Sheva bidders don't want to share the spoils
  • OECD seeks silver lining as it quantifies multi-billion dollar vessel security costs
  • US, Canada to beat border delays with short sea shipping
  • Toll resists pressure to boost Tranz Rail valuation

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • DVB sees profits up
    Ship finance continues to rule portfolio.
  • Seabulk notes issue draws 'B2' grade from Moody's
    Ratings agency cites 'strong management,' but high debt and fleet needs.
  • Tricolor carve-up is underway
    Improved weather allows $40m plan to slice car carrier into nine sections to begin.
  • Univan tanker detained
    UK holds Hong Kong managed vessel with 28 deficiencies.
  • Tidewater stays in black
    Offshore operator sees little change from first-quarter performance.
  • Varna deal "done within two weeks"
    Navibulgar chairman Slaveyko Staykov expects to complete sale of company's shipyard soon.
  • Scrap prices surge
    Shortage of tonnage pushes tanker levels up, as European Navigation sells VLCC.
  • Major setback for Norway
    Asbestos contaminated cruiseship faces further threat to survival.
  • North-Western slims down
    Russian tanker owner sells three port and shipping units to construction group LSR.
  • NSCSA doubles its money
    Saudi tanker owner's VLCCs push profits up in first half.
  • French ministers back HDW bid
    Defence and finance chiefs want French interests to buy German yard to boost consolidation across Europe.
  • Teekay recruits oil chief
    Tore Sandvold swaps the North Sea for tanker shipping industry.
  • Marmaras bulker held with structural defects
    Cypriot-flagged ship spends four days in Vancouver after failing port state control inspection.
  • Royal Caribbean dubbed "the floating toilet"
    Environmental group to target cruise line over issue of sewage disposal.
  • CSDC bullish on 2003 interims
    China Shipping Group's Hong Kong-based arm forecast a 50% improvement on 2002 figures.
  • US and Canada ink short sea plan
    With forecasts of a dramatic increase in freight traffic neighbours look to shift more cargo onto ships.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 22, 2003
  • Collins: Coast Guard vows rigorous targeting of high-risk ships
  • Evergreen orders 10 mega-ships for fleet
  • APL, MOL rejoin Evergreen in Asia/U.S. East coast
  • CP Ships expects higher profit
  • U.S., Canada to cooperate on short-sea shipping
  • Hanjin adds larger ship on transpacific link
  • China Shipping Development benefits from selling CSCL shares
  • IMO environmental panel backs earlier tanker phase-out
  • Grand jury indicts Greenpeace for boarding cargo ship
  • Judge sentences Taiwanese shipowner for dumping waste
  • Geest Ireland, Norfolkline plan Dublin/Rotterdam service
  • Andrasick confirmed as Matson CEO
  • U.S./Caribbean shipping lines raise rates
  • Airborne: Waiting period under Hart-Scott-Rodino act ends
  • SEC clears Pacer's registration statement for stock offering
  • U.S. Customs issues advance manifest rules
  • Vastera appoints Boyce VP finance
  • BAX Global names Novak to run new Prague office
  • CNA, Fountainhead offer integrated cargo insurance
  • Exel acquires Brazil health care logistics business
  • Savi, Matrics collaborate on RFID system
  • USTR starts 2003 review of China's WTO compliance
  • U.S. cautious about reopening of Canadian beef imports
  • Raymond, Bentley speak at ILA convention
  • First berth of Hong Kong's CT9 terminal opens
  • Coast Guard sets security zones for LNG tankers in Chesapeake
  • HIT breaks productivity record
  • Work starts on Suez Canal box terminal
  • Hutchison acquires control at Mexico's Lazaro Cardenas
  • Port of Long Beach's traffic volume still falling
  • TSA accepting port security grant applications
  • Seattle, Tacoma ports receive Operation Safe Commerce grants
  • P&O, COSCO, Moller in joint Qingdao box terminal venture




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