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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
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  • US Navy warns commercial vessels
    THE US Navy has warned that coalition naval forces will take 'decisive action' including destroying commercial vessels suspected of being hostile, irrespective of their flag, as the US-led war against Iraq intensifies.
  • S'pore curbs seen having little impact on shipping
    NO-go zones and restricted tanker movements in Singapore's waterways, extended following the outbreak of war in Iraq, will have minimal impact on commercial shipping, observers say.
  • Consortium to salvage ship
    A Belgian-Dutch consortium led by the Dutch salvage firm Smit Internationale is to recover the sunken cargo ship Tricolor, which went down in the English Channel in December and has since constituted a major hazard for shipping.
Air and Land Transport
  • Insurers mull charge for airlines
    SEVERAL major insurance companies are considering adding an extra charge for airlines flying to Iraq's neighbouring states because of risks linked to the war.
  • United Airlines, KLM to cut flights
  • EVA, China Airlines to hike fares for Europe-bound cargo
  • Korean Air to suspend or trim some int'l services
  • Indian Airlines' domestic fares to rise
  • Kuwait Airways puts US, Europe flights on hold
  • Covering the basics of safety
    THOSE of us who worked with wooden hatch covers and thought the steel single-pull MacGregor to be the ultimate in ship's equipment design are showing our age a bit now.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Hanjin Shipping posts US$14.8m profit in 2002
  • UTT receives NVOCC licence
  • Ray Miles to head up Box Club, succeeds Ib Kruse
  • GTS to provide TOPS software to APM in Romania
  • Australian beef seminar to give exporters meaty advice
  • Panalpina to help the blind in West Africa
  • Singapore opens logistics park at Changi Airport
  • Lufthansa back in black
  • FedEx posts strong third quarter results

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Contship speeds up North America/Med service
  • Hamburg Sud group granted Ford Q1 quality status
  • Major changes at P&O helm
  • "K" Line to open logistics division in Indonesia
  • Regional Container Lines launches new weekly service, revamps another
  • PSA wins Asia's Best Container Terminal Operator award
  • Box record for Port of Montreal
  • Famous Pacific Shipping strengthens German network
  • ECU-Line expanding services to/from Turkey
  • TT Club launches transport security compliance health-check
  • Albatross Shipping accredited with DNV's ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • SAIL to export 10,000 t. HR coils to China
  • Ports privatisation has not created jobs, contends Mohan K. Aswani
  • JNPT Chairman, Ravi Budhiraja elected to head IPA
  • Cold storage facility opened at Sahar Airport
  • CHA staff stir at Jawahar Customs continues
  • Air freight rates soar - Iraq war fallout
  • Excise duty to be based on product's price-cum-duty
  • State budget could have reduced multiplicity of taxes, feels AIAI President
  • RBI to announce credit policy on April 29
  • Vizag Customs to update officials on frauds
  • AIAI chief lists negative effects of prolonged US-Iraq war
  • Gist of public notices/circulars/notifications - Compiled By M. Sreedharan
  • Workshop on 'Certificates of Origin' for exporters at IMC on March 27

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • Crude falters as "war premium" turns to "victory discount"
  • Lubmarine acquires unique $2m cutting-edge test engine
  • Lower numbers in Rotterdam as crude slide continues
  • Singapore is once again "Best Seaport in Asia"

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • Normal oil supplies are maintained
  • Rosenberg will be sold
  • Fosen claim over NOK 100 mill.

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • QM2 is floated out
    Cunard Line's new Queen Mary 2, the largest liner ever, entered the water for the first time today as it was floated from the building dock to a finishing basin
  • Navy seeks fleeing Iraqi leaders, clears Iraqi waterways
    The U.S. Navy Maritime Advisory Liaison Office in Bahrain today issued advisories warning that
  • The Navy is looking for Iraqi leaders attempting to flee by sea
    Coalition forces are clearing Iraqi waterways and merchant vessels should depart them
  • War jitters hit Carnival bookings
    "Our first quarter 2003 results were impacted by concerns about a war with Iraq, an uncertain worldwide economy and historically high fuel costs," says Carnival Corporation Chairman and CEO Micky Arison
  • Incat finds buyer for hull 058
    Incat Australia says it has sold its 98 m catamaran, hull 058, to "a well established European customer."
  • IMO a no show at Brussels Prestige hearing
    At the end of the European parliament's Prestige hearing, Rapporteur Dirk Sterckx (ELDR, B) strongly criticized IMO for not participating , though invited.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • Crowley Liner Services orders second wave of boxes
  • Weekly rail freight totals post gains in all areas
  • Corps considers dredging project for Yaquina River near Newport
  • CSX Transportation bringing in new fuel cost recovery program
  • IMO warns shippers/ports to prepare for SOLAS security measures

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Iraqi troops make last stand in battle for Umm Qasr port
    ALLIED forces yesterday continued to encounter stiff Iraqi defences in the battle to secure port and oil facilities in southern Iraq as the coalition's naval command warned all shipping to leave Iraqi waters.
  • Charter warning by Richards Butler
    SHIPPING industry participants have been warned to beware charterers using the invasion of Iraq as an excuse to withdraw their commitments.
  • Forces promise no sea escape for Iraqi leaders
    US-led coalition forces say they are committed to capturing Iraqi leadership attempting to flee via sea to escape justice and are using all available military assets to capture them.
  • Civilian crews given gas masks to allay fears on Arabian Gulf route
    As A precaution against the use of chemical weapons in the current conflict over Iraq, gas masks have been issued to seafarers aboard some merchant ships liable to be trading in the Arabian Gulf, owners say.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • ABS yet to hear of Madrid lawsuit
  • Carnival sees 1Q profit slip
  • USCG boards Qatar-flag tanker
  • Bush under pressure on security
  • Brokers disqualified for fraud
  • Employers bring order to ITF talks
  • Gulf: cargo pile up at nearby ports
  • Gulf: Khorramshahr work interrupted
  • Gulf: Umm Qasr link being cleared
  • Aponte reveals MSC expansion plan
  • Gulf: Indians planning evacuation
  • Australians tackle pilot shortage
  • Durban acquires simulator
  • Morocco to assist Senegal dredging
  • Gulf war worries Greek cruise lines
  • Iraqis seek refuge on tanker
  • Ray Miles heads Box Club
  • Gulf: Iraq targets Kuwait oil terminal
  • Gulf: allies seize Umm Qasr
  • Gulf: Singapore curbs ship movement
  • HMM share trading suspended
  • Gulf: war risk surcharge surging

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • Confusion leaves U.S. ports vulnerable
    Port officials told Congress that U.S. seaports remain vulnerable to terrorist attacks amid a confusing tangle of authority and communications as they implement federal border security regulations.
  • Airlines set war-risk surcharges
    Beginning of conflict in Iraq leads Singapore Airlines, Lufthansa and Cargolux to set new fees.
  • NCBFAA forms Nafta alliance
    The National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association looks to forge closer international ties.
  • Customs withdraws damages rule
  • S. Korea trade surges on strong economy
  • Illegal Iraq fuel oil heading for Singapore: Report
  • Holt trustee seeks repayment
  • Ship-rail facility planned at Howland Hook
  • Coast Guard detains tanker off Delaware
  • Ports drive Hutchison Whampoa net
  • CP Ships' Miles new Box Club chairman
  • P&O Nedlloyd upgrades portal
  • Hutchinson rejects 100% container checks

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 21, 2003
  • US ships 200,000 tons of wheat to Iraq
    Tender for shipping expected early next week, though foreign-flag owners may be out of the game.
  • RMS cargoship aground
    Pollution fears as bunkers leak from stricken coaster.
  • Pay talks forum agreed
    Japanese and Imec become first members of ITF negotiating body and invite others to join.
  • Oceanic Transit fined for leaving crew
    Boston owner found guilty of abandoning seamen.
  • Olympics signs up two more cruiseships
    Greek organizers confirm deals now in place for Holland America ships.
  • Carnival profits dip
    US cruiseship giant hit by uncertainty over war in Iraq as bookings slow.
  • Latvian Shipping steers clear of Gulf
    Products tanker owner will not accept business in war-torn region.
  • Grupo TMM struggling to win debt-swap battle
    Mexican owner extends offer deadline again as investors remain unconvinced about new bond issue.
  • Tricolor removal to cost $40m
    Smit led consortium set to sign contract to dispose of wreck of capsized car carrier.
  • Kanonersky wins ferry refit deal
    St Petersburg repair yard to spruce up former Esco ship at a cost of RUR 137m.
  • Rosenberg yard up for sale
    Pioneering LNG carrier builder has no future in Aker Kvaerner.
  • Fatal clash highlights need for vigilance in Channel
    UK publishes guidelines in report on accident involving Vopak tanker and cargoship off Hastings.
  • ANL ship detained in oil spill probe
    Boxship one of several vessels that may have caused pollution off Philip Island, Australian authorities say.
  • Marines capture Iraqi port
    US forces raise Stars and Stripes over Umm Qasr...but not for long.
  • Island Navigation VLCC in scud scare
    Loading of Hong Kong owner's tanker temporarily halted by Iraq missile attack on Kuwait.
  • RCL plans bond issue
    Thai boxship owner will rejig debt and expand with sale of up to $70m in notes.
  • Australia holds 17 in February
    U-Ming, Yang Ming and SCI feature on latest port state control detention list.
  • Simon says sale is off
    UK ports and shipping group calls off talks to sell business to unnamed third party.
  • Dubai-Iraq ferry service suspended
    UN approved shipping link to Umm Qasr withdrawn over safety and security concerns.
  • Incat inks European cat sale
    Troubled Australian ferry builder sees fresh injection of cash with the sale of hull 058.

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