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01 October 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 13:53 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 25, 2003
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  • US govt urged to review funding of security measures
    LARGELY unfunded US maritime security requirements have been slammed as a 'tax' on a shipping industry already 'taking an enormous financial hit' by the former chair of the US Federal Maritime Commission.
  • PSA still in talks with clients over contracts
    PSA Corporation is 'still in active negotiations' with customers over its Singapore terminal charges after an across-the-board discount package expired this month.
  • Sydney Ports' throughput rises 15% to new high
    AUSTRALIA's second busiest container port group, Sydney Ports, handled a record 1.16 million TEUs in the 2002 financial year, representing a 15 per cent rise on its last annual throughput.
  • M'sian ports expected to handle 10m TEUs
    MALAYSIA's ports are forecast to handle 10 million twenty-foot-equivalent-units this year, compared with eight million boxes last year, according to its newly-appointed Transport Minister Chan Kong Choy.
Air and Land Transport
  • Boeing cuts 2004 forecasts
    BOEING Co, the world's biggest maker of airplanes, cut its 2004 sales and earnings forecasts because a two-year decline in demand from airlines may extend longer than the company predicted.
  • Branson still eyeing Virgin tie-up with BMI
  • BA, unions plan to resume talks
  • Ryanair loses French airport subsidies in court ruling
  • Vietnam Air plans direct flights to US
Port Shots
  • Portshots
    HONGKONG International Terminals recently set a new record for vessel productivity.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 25, 2003
  • Former FMC head slams Congress on airports `bias'
  • OOCL Logistics appoints Europe GM
  • Raymond views new horizon for gridlock problem
  • Jurong Shipyard clinches US$62.8m construction deal
  • Good Hope Express service replaced
  • Schenker to launch uniform software for air, sea freight
  • Expiry period over for Airborne, DHL deal
  • EGL launches cargo services to Baghdad
  • Boeing adds 15 737-700s to Southwest Airlines fleet
  • Virgin Blue looks stateside for new business

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 25, 2003
  • GE Shipping orders third PSV
  • Parliamentary panel favours tonnage tax regime
  • Indian shipping firms adding to tonnage now
  • Meridian Shipping accredited with ISO 9001:2000 certification
  • Export demand for gherkins increasing every year
  • VCT already attracting several feeder lines & MLOs
  • Vizag Port sets new single-day loading record
  • Paradip Port may take CONCOR's help for handling/transporting box cargo
  • MbPT makes fresh bid to allay union's apprehension on labour displacement following tender
  • New SEZ-linked port to come up at Pondicherry-CM
  • Air Canada plans to resume daily Delhi flights in Oct.
  • India now world's 8th-largest stainless steel producer
  • Gujarat govt okays Positra SEZ project - Adani Group now awaits Commerce Ministry's nod
  • Scrap 10 pc tax, urges scrap trade
  • PM to monitor plan for garnering 1 pc share of world trade
  • Gift introduces 3 diploma courses for benefit of ex-im trade fraternity
  • IMC organises farewell function for Israeli envoy
  • Food processing seminar in Pune next month

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • US West Coast steady after yesterday's heavy losses
  • EIA slams talk that oil market tightness is 'hype'
    The Energy Information Administration (EIA), the statistical arm of the US Department of Energy, took issue in its weekly report with OPEC oil ministers and some analysts who suggest that the fundamentals tightness in the oil market and the consequent high price for oil is based on 'hype'.
  • Panama Canal: Prices soften amid good avails
  • Brazil Bunker move
  • Singapore edges higher, mixed sentiment prevails
    Suppliers appear quite mixed in there market outlook right now with some preferring to err to the side of caution.
  • Japanese bunkers: A new dawn for the land of the rising sun?
    Japanese bunkers are going to be facing some large changes soon, but how the market is specifically affected will depend on domestic refineries reactions to a shrinking market.
  • Brazilian market update
  • Italy: Improved bunkers still hampered by SAP mishap
  • Rotterdam a tad firmer this morning

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 25, 2003
  • New safety manager for ABP
  • IOMSP sold for GBP 142 million
  • El Al new customer of Wexco
  • Karitrans UK to cooperate with Streck in Germany
  • TPG awarded new logistics contract in China

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • EU goes ahead with single hull ban
  • Sabre-rattling from ITF on cargo self handling
  • Shiprepair yards invest in Poland

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • Piracy surges says IMB
    Piracy against the world's shipping surged in the first half of this year, with a record 234 attacks reported and violence against seafarers escalating
  • Navy orders fuel barges
    $6.9 million order for Oregon yard
  • USCG considers new Inmarsat service
    Fleet 55 under evaluation.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • Bellingham-based shipyard sees boom in summer business
  • Astoria businessman named to Oregon trade commission
  • Hanjin adds new 5,750teu ship to China America Express I lineup
  • IMO committee eyes speedup of single hull tanker phase out
  • Rail freight traffic delivers sub-par week

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 25, 2003
  • Zodiac Maritime poised to give huge boost to UK flag
    ZODIAC Maritime Agencies is preparing to place half of its vast fleet under the UK flag in a big show of support for the revitalised national register.
  • Offen goes back to Hanjin Heavy for $284m four-boxship order
    HAMBURG shipowner Claus-Peter Offen has once again gone to South Korean shipyard Hanjin Heavy Industries for bigger boxships.
  • Plan for radical review of EU Customs procedures
    Brussels is planning a radical review of EU Customs that will slimline procedures and enforce tougher security at the community's external borders.
  • BP Migas deal paves way for Indonesia LNG debut in US
    Indonesia, the world's leading liquefied natural gas exporter, is set to make its debut in the fast growing US market.
  • Muppets chart new course for QE2
    It was Muppet mania aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2 as some of the stars of the hit television series, including Waldorf and Statler, seen here poring over a chart, travelled from Southampton to New York aboard the Cunard ship.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • Repsol in Iran LNG venture
  • Violence growing in piracy attacks
  • Uruguay inaugurates wood chip trade
  • Spanish police raise Tarifa fears
  • HDW fears French invasion
  • Carnival faces further allegations
  • Tamilnadu head opposes Lanka link
  • Port talks 'a sham', says union
  • EU-Korea resolution in sight
  • Spanish ports tighten security
  • Beira opened for Zimbabwe trade
  • USCG hears security feedback
  • Nenaco reveals interested parties
  • PSA pay cuts start at the top
  • Two held over ecstasy in Sydney
  • Struggling Tordenskjold pleads
  • Casino ship waits for punters
  • Barcelona invests for Voyager ships
  • New twist in Bolivian gas saga
  • Indians speak out on class

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • EU proposes '24-hour' rule for boxes
    The European Commission wants traders to submit advance manifest data to boost security at ports.
  • Montreal has record first half
    Container traffic up 5.6 percent to six-month record 4.8 million metric tons.
  • KLM loss despite strong cargo
    Steep drop in passenger traffic overshadowed a strong performance by cargo.
  • Senate defeats Hollings' port security measure
  • ILA's Bowers considered retirement
  • Vancouver tops mid-year record
  • Corps awards N.Y. Harbor contracts
  • Port of Portland sees tonnage gain
  • PSA cuts wages after ending union talks
  • Mack to head Teamsters port unit
  • Indian operator opens rail link to Chennai
  • Rep. Bentley's husband dies
  • Customs publishes new cargo-reporting rules

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • Liner lobby group warns EC: Don't tamper with 'stable market'
    Lobby group the European Liner Affairs Association (ELAA) revealed today that it has warned the European Commission not to tamper with a reliable liner shipping market that offers stable long-term pricing.
  • Horizon Lines CEO: US facing freight 'gridlock' unless it can develop a 'truly' intermodal transport network
    Horizon Lines CEO Chuck Raymond has warned that imminent trade growth will pitch US freight into 'gridlock' unless the country 'acts decisively to build a truly intermodal transportation system'.
  • Offen linked to order for four new 8,100TEU vessels
  • Cost-cutting PSA slashes wage bill
  • Rotterdam to install dirty-bomb detectors
  • Tecon Suape diversifies to fill unwanted box capacity
  • Clydeport bids to steal Scapa Flow's thunder
  • Brazil urged to end container truck customs limbo
  • HK terminals make up for lost time as typhoon passes

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • ISC stays in black
    Car carriers volumes helped offset liner weakness for New Orleans owner.
  • ITF confirms pay freeze
    Next year's rise could be lower for owners signed up to new bargaining forum.
  • Kirby barges ahead to strong quarter
    Improved volumes, bigger fleet helped boost numbers over 2002.
  • Pioneers of security = Liberia?
    Yes, when it's seafarer ID cards, LISCR says.
  • Hanjin books box quartet
    Germany's CP Offen linked to order of giant containerships at Korean yard.
  • Metrostar boost for General Maritime
    Peter Georgiopoulos earns record profit from newly expanded fleet.
  • Record quarter for Great Eastern
    Strong tanker and bulk carrier market put Indian owner in the money.
  • Sovcomflot doubles up in first quarter
    Rapidly expanding Russian owner has enjoyed improved start to the year.
  • WTO forms dispute panel
    World Trade Organisation has set up an inquiry panel to tackle EU-Korea subsidy row.
  • Two rivals eye Nenaco stake
    Philippine ferry owner looking to sell a third of its shares as first half profit rises.
  • Violent piracy at all-time high
    International Maritime Bureau's first-half report shows armed attacks on the rise.
  • Iraq inks long-term crude sales
    Majors sign up for first post-Saddam Basra Light oil supply contracts as production rates rise.
  • TEN continues fleet expansion
    Deliveries from Imabari Shipyards make it 15th and 16th tanker newbuildings for Greek owner.
  • Executive cashes in on CIS rise
    Director of Cosco Investment (Singapore) subsidiary firm makes a bundle on soaring stock price.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 24, 2003
  • European carrier bodies urge EC to keep their immunity
  • Hamburg Sud renames Kien Hung services
  • Europe/Middle East carriers lower war risk surcharges
  • COSCO sets up group-wide business committee
  • New owners call for end to DOT investigation of DHL Airways
  • FMC reviews 10 OTI license applications
  • TGAX Logistics receives NVO licenses in China
  • Forwarder pleads guilty for illegal shipments to India
  • EC probes state financial help to ABX Logistics
  • Schenker orders uniform IT system via FWL Technology
  • EC probes state financial help to ABX Logistics
  • Canada advance manifest rules in line with U.S. timeframes
  • Bonner: Manifest rules mark end of era in cross-border transactions
  • EGL charters weekly cargo flight to Baghdad
  • PSA cuts management and staff salaries in Singapore
  • Unisys picks security software for port of New York-New Jersey
  • Mack to head Teamsters maritime port division
  • Two contracts for New York-New Jersey channel deepening
  • ITF vows to protect dockworkers' jobs against "self-handling"

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