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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 25, 2003
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  • Japan helping Indonesia to set up coast guard
    SENIOR Indonesian officials held talks with the Japan Coast Guard in Tokyo last week as they work towards creating their own coast guard for the vast archipelago.
  • Japan may provide escort for its tankers sailing M-E
    THE Japanese Government may deploy some of its Coast Guard vessels to escort tankers to and from the Middle East.
  • Cargo insurance may jump 11 times: NOL
    NEPTUNE Orient Lines , which runs the world's seventh-largest liner fleet, said war-risk insurance for cargo between North America and the Middle East may rise as much as 11 times starting March 29.
  • Carnival's profit down 2.1% in Q1 on lower prices
    CARNIVAL Corp, the world's largest cruise line, said first-quarter profit fell 2.1 per cent as costs rose and the company cut prices amid a travel slump.
Air and Land Transport
  • More airlines seen slashing flights as war takes toll
    MORE major airlines are expected to cut flight schedules and jobs this week as the slump in travel bookings because of the war in Iraq takes a toll on the battered industry, analysts said on Sunday.
  • KLM halts Israel flights
  • DHL in talks to buy US rival's assets for US$1b
  • KLM rules out merger with BA
  • More Sino-European flights
  • Shandong Airlines to acquire 9 Boeings
Features
  • Airlines feeling shock waves of Iraqi conflict
    AMERICA'S military plan in Iraq is to 'shock and awe' the enemy into quick submission.
Bulletin Board
  • Bulletin Board
    EDWARD Yau has been appointed the Port of Rotterdam's representative in Hong Kong and Southern China, replacing Pieter Bruls.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 25, 2003
  • Hutchison 2002 profit up 19pc, port turnover rises 33pc
  • Singamas takes majority stake in Qingdao Pacific
  • MOL launches new aerodynamic carrier
  • K Line expands Chiangmai Express to six times per week
  • New hub port for Jakarta
  • Pacer to hold first annual shareholder meeting
  • Northwest Airlines rolls back service, aircraft and staff
  • Hawaiian Airlines seeks Chapter 11 protection
  • KLM cancels flights to Middle East destinations, elsewhere

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 25, 2003
  • Coastal shipping operators meet Minister, seek incentives
  • Minister of State for Shipping, Dilip Gandhi visits JNP
  • Ray Miles to head Box Club
  • US Navy warns commercial vessels to identify themselves accurately
  • Shipping activity restrained - War fallout
  • Higher cost of shipments, freight traffic disruption worry Fieo
  • US freeze on steel exports may push up Indian exports
  • Future of exports to Iraq uncertain: Ficci
  • No impact on Indian project exports: Govt
  • Exports will depend on duration of war: Jaitley
  • Concor commences regular container service on Pune-JNP route
  • CHA staff stir ends-Jawahar Customs - Work to resume today
  • Forex reserves surged by $ 863 million to $ 73,740 million
  • Better deal for exporters on anvil
  • RBI gives nod to temporary forex accounts for global meets
  • ASCON study finds robust growth in industrial output, exports in 2002-03
  • Intensive training module on Customs valuation today
  • IMC website on Indian diaspora launched
  • Governor presents Bajaj Award to Mukesh Ambani, Juran Medal to Mashelkar

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • EU: Container ships next in line for double hull requirements
  • OPEC basket price slips to mid-range
  • Nigerian troubles add to oil market uncertainty
  • Return of war-premium as troops face Iraqi resistance
  • Suriname price update
  • Market rebound begins in Rotterdam

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Sharp drop in oil and bunker prices
  • Agreement to remove "Tricolor"
  • Business as usual in the Gulf

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Brits seize Iraqui anti-ship missiles
    In hidden bunker near Basra
  • USCG detains ship with two Iraqui crew members
    Held in Delaware Bay
  • Senate would add $2 billion to port security funding
    Voice vote approves budget change
  • NASSCO lays tanker keel
    Erects first structural block of BP tanker

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Washington State Ferries goes ahead with rate increases
  • Japanese port of Yokohama joins Customs' security program
  • Portland International Airport offering special spring discounts
  • Liberty Ship will receive honor during Maritime Memorial cruise
  • Transportation Security Administration looking for airport help in Alaska/Saipan

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 25, 2003
  • US firm to win Umm Qasr port reconstruction deal
    NON-AMERICAN companies are being locked out of US-backed Iraq reconstruction tenders worth an estimated $1bn, it was confirmed yesterday, even as a huge tranche of food aid was being readied for Iraq and the winner of a key seaport administration contract was scheduled to be announced.
  • Japan Energy Corp pulls plug on Kuwait calls
    LEADING trader Japan Energy Corp has ordered tankers it charters not to call on Kuwait, in view of the military situation in the northern Gulf.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • End of the line at Harland & Wolff
  • Mulheim salvage meeting tonight
  • Silversea disputes insurance ruling
  • Cruise security scam uncovered
  • Nhava Sheva port at a standstill
  • No buyers for UK port operator
  • Sea Containers to sell ferry line
  • Guayaquil port manager on trial
  • Nine injured in tanker incident
  • Gulf ferry links continue
  • Umm Qasr contract awarded today
  • Foreign lines awarded US contracts
  • Prestige operator awaits lawsuit
  • Australia warned on import reliance
  • Hackers attack IMO website
  • HMM shares fall as trading resumes
  • Gulf: voyage information required
  • Mombasa cruise calls cancelled
  • Mulheim salvage 'a long operation'
  • Indonesia launches hub port
  • Gulf: China advises operators
  • Gulf: Jordan strikes oil deal
  • Gulf: ship repair activity slumps
  • Gulf: Umm Qasr escapes damage

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Airborne in talks to sell ground delivery unit to Deutsche Post
    Airborne Inc. said that it is negotiations to sell its US ground operations to DHL Worldwide Express, a unit of German-based Deutsche Post World Net, for a reported $1 billion.
  • DOT, FedEx in dispute over 9-11 funds
    Express carrier disputing government claim that it refund $31.6 million that it received for disruption of services after September 11 attacks.
  • Canada border crossings fluid
    Despite heightened security, for commercial traffic the border has never seemed more open.
  • Senate approves port security funding
  • AAPA: Military cargo moving faster than in Desert Storm
  • EU gets go-ahead for U.S. open-skies
  • India, region braces for war's effects
  • Evergreen, Wan Hai in Japan-China slot charter
  • CSX World Terminals appoints VP - South Korea
  • ILA wins ruling on N.J. carrier offices
  • Rickmers-Linie gets fourth new vessel
  • Lufthansa Cargo names passenger-cargo chief
  • American Airlines revamps cargo Web site

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Rotterdam fears budget cuts could spike Maasvlakte II
    Rotterdam municipality made an offer to loan the Dutch federal government '600 (US$638.5) million in a bid to secure the green light for the Maasvlakte II today.
  • Shanghai forwarders to protest at MSL commission cuts
    Shanghai International Freight Forwarders' Association (SIFFA) is planning to boycott Maersk Sealand next month in protest at its decision to cut forwarder's commission.
  • Cross-party security debate could release federal funds for US port security
  • Resumption of share trading brings little respite to HMM
  • Panama Canal Railway benefits from MSL volumes
  • Higher premiums ensures TT Club's revival
  • Wan Hai and Evergreen extend intra-Asia partnership
  • HPH and PELINDO II launch JICT hub

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • OMI sees Total package
    Tanker owner confirms third charter deal with oil major in flurry of activity.
  • Iraq uncertainty pumps up oil, deflates stocks
    Tanker shares join moderate decline on Wall Street.
  • Heartache in DR Congo
    150 feared dead in sinking of overcrowded ferry on Lake Tanganyika.
  • Iraqi crewmen replaced at Philly
    Coast Guard says AMPTC suezmax clear to sail after offloading cargo.
  • Takeover defence costs $1m
    Fight to repel Torm contributes to weaker Norden result.
  • TT Club returns to surplus
    Top container shipping insurer back on course after huge losses.
  • Fabricius in the money
    Danish owner's fleet of smaller ships produced a sharp increase in profits during 2002.
  • Sea Containers turns it around
    Company homing in on paying down debt and getting shot of unprofitable units.
  • Higher freight rates boost Torm
    Danish tanker and bulker owner upgrades profit forecast by 60%.
  • Insurance hike passed on by EWATA lines
    Europe and West Africa container group raises prices at "risky" Ivory Coast ports.
  • DNV backs single hull bulkers
    Tor Svensen warns safety argument against fleet "workhorses" false.
  • Revenues rise at Nenaco
    Philippine ferry owner increases freight carryings by 7% in 2002.
  • Samskip splits its focus
    Icelandic line reorganises its operations into domestic and overseas companies.
  • P&O loses out on Umm Qasr port contract
    UK group says unnamed US operator will run Iraqi port if Saddam ousted.
  • Japan Energy opts for STS Gulf loadings
    Kuwait Petroleum Corp offers transshipment to VLCC to calm owners' nerves.
  • Second half revival spurs Forth Ports to record
    UK ports operator made biggest profit yet in 2002, despite "challenging conditions."
  • Fire damages Prisco aframax at Split yard
    Extent of destruction or cause of fire not yet known, but no shipyard staff injured.
  • Blast rocks methanol carrier
    Nine injured onboard Mitsui OSK Lines' ship following explosion in Italian port.
  • Allies seize Iraqi mining vessels
    Shipping's worst fears are confirmed after several minelayers captured.
  • Salvors mull options for stranded cargoship
    All diesel oil lost from ship after grounding but other pollutants remain.
  • Singapore tightens tanker security
    Pleasure craft and bunker barges prohibited from entering gas and chemical carrier anchorage.
  • ASRY counts the cost of war
    Repair yard sees dramatic drop in business despite insurance offer and distance from war.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 24, 2003
  • Coast Guard allows detained tanker to off-load oil
  • Grand Alliance resumes Transpacific service FEX
  • Evergreen and Wan Hai join on Japan/China/Southeast Asia route
  • MOL launches more "aerodynamic" car-carrier
  • Higher premiums help TT Club resume profitability
  • Delta reacts to war with schedule reductions
  • KLM Cargo cancels Middle East flights, picks Syntegra software
  • IATA sees "last chance" for removal of regulatory obstacles
  • Auto transporter agrees to contract terms with Canadian workers
  • MTMC raises motor carriers' fuel surcharge
  • Kuehne & Nagel names Russo VP, fairs
  • Best Buy picks Stonepath for time-definite distribution
  • Geologistics names Egbers to head Benelux units
  • Hellmann Worldwide Logistics starts Miami-based division
  • Sears contracts with Exel for home-delivery operations
  • U.S. drops 295 steel products from enhanced tariff measures
  • Zoellick: pressing forward with U.S. bilateral free-trade agreements
  • Deutsche Post in talks to acquire Airborne's U.S. ground network
  • CSX World Terminals names Walker VP, South Korea
  • Port of Savannah tops 1 million TEUs




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