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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
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  • Aussie maritime unions seen to change radically
    AUSTRALIAN shipowners anticipate that changing social attitudes in their country will spurn a radically evolved industrial climate whereby unions and business form partnerships and abandon old fashioned adversarial styles.
  • Exclude lines from bidding for terminal project: India shippers
    MONOPOLY concerns have intensified the bidding battle for the 9 billion rupee third container terminal project at India's Jawaharlal Nehru Port as shippers mount a campaign against the participation of shipping lines.
  • Precious forecasts 30% rise in revenue
    THAILAND's largest shipping company, Precious Shipping, expects core revenue this year to jump at least 30 per cent as freight rates rise on higher demand.
Air and Land Transport
  • Emirates expects 50% profit growth in H2
    DUBAI's Emirates airline said it expects earnings to grow more than 50 per cent in the second half of the year on tourism to the tax-free shopping haven and the addition of long-haul routes.
  • Shortage of screening staff at LA may cause flight delays
  • China Air to sell NT$10b of convertible bonds
  • Korean Air expands network with Delta
  • Log Book
  • Industry slow to face up to potential attacks
    THE world's shipping industry has taken on board the vulnerability of its fleets to possible terrorist attack, but concrete measures to protect commercial vessels still only amount to a drop in the ocean.
Bulletin Board
  • Bulletin Board
    AP Moller - Maersk A/S has named Michael Pram Rasmussen as its new board chairman from Dec 15, with the retirement of Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • North China distribution centre to open next year
  • Exel to move hair care products Down Under
  • Third-party logistics will cut inventory costs: CLM
  • Senator Lines in new deal with MSC
  • DHL speeding ahead in India
  • UPS to hike rates in January
  • Malaysian adds capacity for Hari Raya Puasa festival
  • Hawaiian Airlines sees fifth month of profits

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Qatar Shipping acquires 15 pc stake in SCI-led LNG cos
  • KPMG study against merger of TAMP into proposed maritime Authority
  • Dongnama Line begins exports through Chennai Container Terminal from ICD-Tughlakabad
  • China Shipping Container Lines commences direct calls at Mundra (MICT) - Bigger plans for India, says Chen Zhiqing
  • Vizag Port rewrites national loading record of ore fines
  • VCT expecting major share of soyabean cargo for exports
  • No sanctions on export of dual-use technology products to India: US
  • Govt considering safeguard duty on Bisphenol A
  • DHL sets up state-of-the-art express terminal at Delhi
  • CWC CFS users at D'Node end stir
  • Central Warehousing Corporation - Navi Mumbai region
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures
  • GIFT wins top honours at Business Meet
  • Kamal Morarka re-elected MVIRDC WTC President
  • CII sends SMEs delegation to UK on 5-day visit
  • Trademarks Act is pragmatic, say experts at IMC seminar
  • Coastline development needed in Maharashtra: Report
  • Forex kitty up by $ 613 million to cross the $ 93-billion mark
  • AEPC pleads for performance-based EPCG scheme
  • Govt move to cut FII, NRI holdings
  • Govt not to lower export target of 12 pc

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • Gibraltar: Double-hull replacement for Wilmington on the cards?
    With just over three weeks to go until a court hearing should finally decide the fate of Vemaoil's single-hulled tanker Wilmington, the general consensus in the port of Gibraltar is one of an inevitable farewell to the 87,000 metric tonne (mt) capacity bunker fuel floating storage vessel.
  • DNVPS rebuffs criticism from smaller competitors
    DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS), the global market leader in the field of marine fuels testing services, has once again hit back at criticism from some of its smaller competitors with regards to so-called 'bunker alerts'.
  • Bears force dip in Gibraltar demand
  • Baltic markets follow soft trend
  • Kuwait oil minister says no need for more OPEC oil
    Kuwait's Energy Minister said yesterday that he sees no need for OPEC to raise production at the forthcoming December 4th meeting. His comments came as the OPEC crude basket traded above the official target price band for the 11th consecutive day.
  • Great Belt market soft, good avails
  • Crude corrects lower as mild weather eases supply concerns
  • Rotterdam significantly softer, barges still tight

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International Transport Journalweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Torsten Wesche joins TruckScout24
  • Charleston SC moves toward new marine terminal
  • Security is government responsibility, says Iata chief
  • CargoLine launches ServiceLine
  • Gefco is to build logistics centre in Czech Republic

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • Greenpeace stays in IMO
  • Finnish union stops Danish seafarers on Finnish vessel
  • Golar LNG wants to expand

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World Wide Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • Port of Vancouver, USA chosen for environmental project
  • Corps of Engineers slates additional John Day lock closures
  • Washington governor praises settlement with environmental group
  • Director of financial planning hired by Port of Tacoma
  • Portland air cargo conference scheduled for December 7 - 9

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Shipowners launch their own guide for assessing flag 'respectability'
    AS THE International Maritime Organisation considers its Model Audit Scheme designed to promote quality flag states on a voluntary basis, shipowner organisations have launched their own guidelines on flag state performance to assist shipping companies assess the 'respectability' of the flags they are using.
  • IMO powers 'must be extended'
    The International Maritime Organisation needs new teeth to ensure that the rules it agrees are actually enforced, says the UN agency's outgoing secretary-general, writes Hugh O'Mahony.
  • Webb: "interesting times for UKOOA and the industry as a whole."
    UK OFFSHORE Operators Association will launch its new executive role early next year when Malcolm Webb joins the management team as its chief executive, writes Martyn Wingrove.
  • Niarchos calls for firm offers
    NIARCHOS interests are rushing ahead with their decision to quit shipping after 70 years, and are inviting firm offers for their fleet by midday London time tomorrow, writes David Osler.
  • Ships 'vulnerable to terror attacks' says Royal Navy
    A TERRORIST attack on shipping is regarded as a real possibility by the Royal Navy, Britain's top naval officer has warned, writes David Osler .

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • Veil of secrecy over Boreas
    A judge in the Spanish province of Galicia has thrown a cloak of secrecy over the inquiry into a major drug smuggling operation after he jailed the Ukrainian captain of the 2,000dwt Boreas last week, a spokesman at a court in Vilagarcia told Fairplay today
  • Wilhelmsen watches Eukor charters
    EUKOR'S need to time charter tonnage could play a noticeable role in Wilh. Wilhelmsen's fourth quarter interims
  • Norden, Torm bullish in 3Q
    DANISH bulk shipping companies D/S Norden and D/S Torm have both posted strong interim results for the first nine months of the year
  • Entente cordiale benefits UK yards
    UK shipyards could benefit from more work if plans for France to join the UK's '2.9Bn ($4.9Bn) aircraft carrier programme go ahead
  • Dense fog closes Borporus
    DENSE fog has brought vessel traffic through Turkey's Bosporus and Dardanelles straits to a standstill
  • Bidders line up for Sao Francisco
    MAERSK Sealand parent AP M'ller has expressed its serious interest in operating the 600,000 TEU-capacity box terminal at Sao Francisco do Sul, Brazil
  • Greenpeace keeps IMO status
  • Marine responder boosts capability
  • Japan pledges support for Subic
  • Viking dispute goes to arbitration
  • Costa/Superfast venture killed off
  • Thai Maritime sale goes ahead
  • NOL tackles its debt
  • 'Too many people' on QM2 gangway

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • Container volumes jumped in October
    The gains, while significant compared with October 2002, weren't enough to constitute a "peak" month.
  • Analyst rips air cargo security rules
    New directives issued by the Transportation Security Administration will do little to prevent terrorism, according to Robert Caton, an industry consultant.
  • DHL suspends Iraqi flights after attack
    A DHL plane was forced to make an emergency landing after being struck by a shoulder-fired missile.
  • Lloyd Triestino, CMA CGM to launch service between China, Indian subcontinent
  • Consultants conclude study on Brooklyn piers
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions wins InFocus contract
  • Shanghai to get 3 new export zones
  • Mullin to step down as Delta chairman, CEO
  • Neologex names two senior executives
  • Air cargo industry faces tough new rules
  • Cargo soars through Chinese ports
  • TORM maintains 2003 profit outlook
  • UPS announces rate increases

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • US container tax proposal opposed
    A proposal to tax containers entering the US to pay for security measures has been strongly criticised.
  • EU hearing into maritime transport competition rules
  • EMTA lines seek rates rise
  • Panama delays lane closure to prevent vessel backlog
  • Federal funding for deepening project to aid boxship traffic
  • Holiday working arrangements at Port Sultan Qaboos
  • IMO highlights safety: for ships and the environment
  • Malaysian Customs promise to release seized containers
  • Mainfreight to sell Owen's Australian activities
  • Canadian truckers concerned about pre-notification
  • Indonesian NVOCC gains ISO 9001 accreditation
  • S.Korean shipyard orders

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • OMI shares flat after bond coup
    Tanker stock down slightly after $200m issue.
  • World oil prices cool
    Kuwaiti comments, warm US weather play role.
  • Norden profit soars skywards
    Bulker market boom takes a hold of Danish owner.
  • Coast Guard man nears key security post
    Admiral Loy looks to Senate confirmation.
  • Evip warms to Polish yard plan
    Stocznia Gdynia shareholder to talk to government about consolidation of industry.
  • Carnival ship hit with Norwalk-like virus
    Outbreak of the gastro-intestinal illness seen on cruiseship Carnival Legend.
  • Pan-United sales slide
    Singapore-based yard sees revenue fall as strong market and Chinese competition bite at repairs.
  • Brunei plans "state-of-the-art" shiprepair yard
    Construction of medium-sized facility to go ahead at port of Muara.
  • Accounting fine hangs over OVDS
    Profits soar at Norwegian ferry owner, but it could still have a big bill to pay.
  • Cobelfret steps in at HST
    Belgian operator to take three vacant slots at Simon Group's Humber facility in the UK.
  • Takeover not enough to boost Orey
    Portuguese broker and agent sees profit dip again despite buying rival.
  • Greenpeace back in IMO
    Shock U-turn by Council on environmentalists' expulsion.
  • Hosco and Varun caught in port state control net
    Canadian officials detain Chinese and Indian bulkers during October checks.
  • Wagenborg signs for Polish newbuilding
    Dutch owner picks Stocznia Gdynia yard for ice-class ro-lo order.
  • Rasmussen makes real estate bid
    Aker RGI boss Kjell Inge Roekke agrees to sell out Avantor stake.
  • Costa cancels Turkish stops
    Italian cruise line opts to stay away in wake of double bomb attacks on British targets in Istanbul.
  • Ofer's Zim sees profit soar
    Cost cutting at parent Israel Corp wipes out red ink.
  • Gotland charters out ferry
    Chinese newbuilding to replace Swedish owner's 1981-built Thjelvar in the Baltic.
  • Washington inks second BC Ferries deal
    Vancouver-based shipyard group clinches CAD34m refit of 27-year old domestic ro-pax.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 24, 2003
  • OOCL cuts operating, administrative costs through IT system
  • Lloyd Triestino adds Med/U.S. East Coast service
  • UPS Supply Chain Solutions reengineers HSN's supply chain
  • Lufthansa picks systems integrator for cargo conversion
  • Pacer International completes senior credit facilities repricing
  • Yellow issues $20 million in additional senior notes
  • Trade told don't worry about Homeland Security's regional structure
  • Woods to retire from Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division
  • Specter of food import delays wanes after security plan adjusted
  • Senate moves quickly to confirm Loy
  • Maritime Administration, U.S. ports in environmental monitoring project
  • Congress OKs funding for New York-New Jersey dredge projects

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