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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2003
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  • Greenpeace gets back IMO consultative status
    ENVIRONMENTAL campaign group Greenpeace International has taken a direct swipe at Singapore, calling into question the reputation of its shipping register as the controversial direct action group narrowly escaped expulsion from the International Maritime Organisation.
  • IMO tackles wide-ranging issues
    THE IMO's London headquarters is a busy place this week and next with a raft of issues being debated including places of refuge, ship recycling and the European Union's proposal for an early phase out of single hulled tankers.
  • HK exports climb 9.4% in October
    HONG Kong's exports grew in October at their fastest pace in four months as its ports handled more components en route to factories in China and Chinese-made cell phones, clothes and fridges bound for the US, Japan and Europe.
  • Korea cuts port handling fees on transhipment cargo
    SOUTH Korea will cut handling fees on transhipment cargo by as much as half at the country's two busiest ports in a bid to make them more competitive against facilities in China and other Asian countries.
  • Lloyd Triestino to start 2 services
    LLOYD Triestino will launch another two new services through slot share arrangements with CMA CGM, linking China and the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean and the US East Coast.
  • Oiltanking increases S'pore storage capacity
    THE Oiltanking group of companies has raised its Singapore petrochemical storage capacity to over one million cubic metres, with the building of two new tanks at the group's Jurong Island yards.
  • Ship sinks; 12 crew rescued
    ZL The Philippine coast guard has rescued at least 12 crew of a cargo ship carrying coconut oil that caught fire and sank off the main northern island of Luzon yesterday.
Air and Land Transport
  • Cathay unlikely to get nod to fly trans-Atlantic routes
    CATHAY Pacific Airways probably won't win the right to fly trans-Atlantic routes during air services talks between UK and Hong Kong officials, because of resistance from British carriers, Ian Thomas and other industry analysts said.
  • Aussie pilots unhappy over air traffic reforms
  • Airline to apply for cargo flights to Beijing
  • Air NZ settles airport charges dispute
  • Delta's Mullin to step down; Grinstein to take over
  • Ouster of Boeing CFO reopens debate over Condit's successor
Strait Talk
  • Busy assembly for IMO
    PLACES of refuge, guidelines on ship recycling and the development of a model audit scheme are among the important technical issues on the agenda for this week's 23rd Assembly of the International Maritime Organization , according to an IMO press statement.

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2003
  • Zhuhai's foreign trade hits US$13.8b over first 10 months
  • Jinghang Canal's first feeder service swings into operation
  • Tacoma looks at dollars and dimes of expansion
  • Transocean looking to grow logistics business
  • 'New Zealand shipping industry being killed off' says MUNZ
  • Neologex gears up logistics team with key recruitsCelebrations planned to mark centenary of powered flight
  • SAS Group to increase holding in Spanair
  • DHL completes Boeing 757SF fleet on the quiet

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • P&O to start emission monitoring on abatement technology shortly
    Results from the trials are eagerly anticipated as they could influence the European Union (EU) with regards to allowing abatement technology to form part of the legislative package in reducing SO2 emissions from shipping. After some inital technical issues, P&O says that the EcoSilencer test project is proceeding well and monitored trials will start shortly.
  • East Coast suppliers split on pricing and demand
  • Petroplus Q3 report: Euro strength bites into bunkering
    Bunkering activities undertaken by the Petroplus Group of Companies produced mixed results, but the main problem highlighted by Petroplus was the strength of the Euro against the Dollar, biting into profit margins.
  • Bearish slant to Fujairah holiday
  • Taiwanese distillates finally move - upwards
  • Soft Hong Kong still not attracting buyers
  • Crude rebounds a little after Monday's big sell-off
    Crude prices fell sharply yesterday on long liquidation by speculative funds. The sell-off gathered pace after a report from PetroLogistics showed that OPEC is not sticking to its November quota , and is producing around 1 million barrels per day more than planned.
  • Gothenburg prices sharply off, buying interest mixed
  • Falmouth: Plenty of interest in taking over fuel oil supply
    Falmouth Oil Services says several independent suppliers have expressed interest in taking over fuel oil supply at Falmouth if FAMM pulls out.
  • Rotterdam falls further after overnight crude drop

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Shipping organisations launch guidelines for flag state quality
  • Wagenborg takes B&N sister
  • Critique against proposed cruise dues in Sweden

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Dow sues chemical carriers
    Seeks damages for alleged price fixing
  • More Chinese orders for MAN B&W
    Main propulsion engines for eleven feederships
  • BIMCO drafts ISPS time charter clause
    Responds to shipowner requests
  • Dragon boats cruise Hong Kong Harbor
    Latest deliveries from Austal's Image Marine

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 26, 2003
  • Moscow seeks EBRD sea ports aid
    RUSSIA has opened discussions with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development seeking financial support for the country's huge transport investment needs, including the development of sea ports and the construction of ice-breakers, writes Tony Gray.
  • Dow Chemical price-rig suit hits tanker firms
    THE biggest consumer of ocean chemical transport has sued four leading tanker companies alleging that they rigged prices, hurling a new thunderbolt at an industry already reeling under US and European antitrust investigations.
  • Russia raps EU over freedom of navigation
    RUSSIA has warned that a unilateralist approach to maritime regulation, as exemplified by the European Union action on single-hull tankers, could endanger the principle of freedom of navigation, writes Tony Gray.
  • Late bid to amend IMO audit meets opposition
    A LATE bid to amend the International Maritime Organisation's Model Audit for Flag States and include an aspiration for development towards a mandatory instrument threatened to divide the UN agency's assembly last night, writes Hugh O'Mahony.
  • Dex to quit Lloyd's after franchise board rejects 2241 business plan
    MARINE hull and machinery insurer Dex is to walk from Lloyd's after the market's new franchise watchdog refused to clear a proposed 2004 business plan for its loss-making Syndicate 2241.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Dow Chemical sues Stolt
    DOW Chemical Company has sued Stolt-Nielsen and three other international carriers on charges of rigging bids and fixing prices in the first major shipper lawsuit to arise from the US and European investigations of the chemical transport market
  • Livestock carrier cordoned off
    THE livestock carrier Becrux is to be cordoned off at the port of Portland, in the Australian state of Victoria tomorrow to stop protesters getting close
  • Dragados enters China
    SPANISH terminal operator Dragados SPL will operate its first Chinese box terminal at the northern port of Jing Tang, from January next year
  • Filipinos warn on wages
    A FILIPINO seafarer organisation has warned that international wage negotiations between employers and unions should not be "prejudiced" by unjustified demands
  • Maputo revival begins
    MAPUTO will start dredging its approaches early next month as a key element in the regeneration of the Mozambique port
  • Focus on training, not just funding
    THE International Bargaining Forum must combine training and pay, delegates at the Fifth Asia Pacific Manning & Training Conference in Manila were told today
  • Tit-for-tat blocks Omisalj shipment
  • Sovcomflot sells ships to MSC
  • Carriers unaffected by new rules

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Army Corps of Engineers expected to receive $1.8 billion for projects
    Of the total, more than $282 million will go toward deep-draft navigation projects, according to the fiscal 2004 budget that President Bush is expected to sign.
  • CSX World Terminals said to be rethinking Pusan plan
    The company may suspend plans to build three new berths because of mounting uncertaintities over Shanghai's massive expansion. CSXWT, Jacksonville ink pact
  • Durban joins ranks of CSI-active ports
    When it becomes operational next week, the South African port will have screening equipment in place to scan containers before they are loaded aboard a U.S.-bound ship.
  • Canadian National agrees to acquire BC Rail
  • DHL attack caught on film
  • Second cargo-theft bill filed
  • Schenker's new boss to focus on customers
  • India's Port of Chennai gets boost from rail link

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Canadian National Railway buys BC Rail
    British Columbia premier Gordon Campbell will announce later today that Canadian National Railway (CN) was the top bidder to purchase BC Rail, Canada's third largest railway, an informed source said.
  • DIT Duisburg and Logport land 8,000TEU customer
    Duisburg's Logport distripark and Duisburg Intermodal Terminal (DIT) have landed an 8,000TEU-a-year customer, secondary fuels company Gesellschaft f'r Umweltdienste (GUD), which will also lease a 8,000m2 adjacent lot for processing.
  • Port Botany dispute over: Brisbane dispute starts
    Operations at Patrick's Port Botany terminal are returning to normal after settlement of a week-long maintenance workers' dispute that caused major congestion and forced several vessels to divert.
  • CSXWT to delay New Busan Port investment
  • Long Beach traffic levels recover from Maersk defection
  • Substantial growth in LA box traffic
  • Jamaica gets US$17.5m loan to buy US transportation security equipment
  • CSXWT signs deal to run Jacksonville Blount Island terminal
  • European 'kite-mark' for EU maritime flags
  • Rotterdam harbour dues ruffle waters
  • Software system helps Ningbo traffic to grow by a third
  • Maputo plans fourfold traffic increase
  • Life returns to near-normal in Umm Qasr
  • Sidelifters supplied to Iraq

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TradeWindsweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Campaign detains two Carnival cruiseships
    Paris MOU details results of concentrated inspection campaign.
  • Round Table puts flag performance under microscope
    Industry bodies' new guidelines provide shipowners with warning on which registers to be wary of.
  • Sonatrach to ship LNG for Statoil
    Algerian exporter and Norwegian energy giant ink three year deal.
  • Idemitsu offers friendly advice
    Japanese refiner and owner sets up consulting venture with MOL to improve products loading and navigation.
  • Dow sues tanker owners
    Chemical giant gets tough over allegations of price-fixing by Stolt, Odfjell, Jo and Tokyo Marine.
  • Coscol completes seven-ship deal
    Cosco heavy-lift unit buys multipurpose vessels from sister company Guangzhou Ocean.
  • Polembros tanker detained in Greece
    Paris MOU inspectors detain 141 ships during October.
  • Korea to Australia box rates rise
    Container lines set to push price of exports up from 1 January.
  • Cargoship sinks off Philippines
    Twelve crew rescued, three still missing after vessel suffers onboard blaze.
  • Tschudi & Eitzen wraps up business split
    Norwegian families end 120-year long shipowning partnership.
  • Filipino pay poser
    New wage scales to put flesh on bones of global crew agreement.
  • Kuribayashi Steamship returns to profit
    Tokyo-based ro-ro owner turns it round in first half of financial year.
  • Novoship OBO still stuck off US
    Discovery of "additional problems" delays entry of Russian gas oil carrying ship into New York.
  • Hyundai Elevator faces injunction
    Youngest brother of Hyundai founder resorts to courts in bid to have massive share issue halted.
  • Japan yards split over dry and wet tonnage
    Replacement demand and new regulations continue to drive orderbook at Japanese shipyards.
  • Hatsu Marine to make European debut
    Evergreen's UK subsidiary set to launch North Europe to China service early next year.

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American Shipperweb site
NOVEMBER 25, 2003
  • Shipowner associations promote guidelines on flag states
  • North Europe/Mediterranean carriers to raise rates
  • Dow Chemical sues four tanker shipping companies for price fixing
  • Yang Ming plans to order more ships for intra-Asia
  • Hatsu Marine adds Asia/Europe trade
  • IMO's O'Neil sees 'tangible' improvements in ship safety
  • DHL cargo jet lands safely after missile attack in Iraq
  • Kalitta Air adds Kuwait service
  • Con-Way nixes health care surcharge idea
  • Shapiro & Co. adds weekly Hong Kong/Baltimore LCL cargo service
  • FDA can't ensure safety of medicine imports
  • House bill would coordinate cargo theft data
  • USCO Logistics to manage warehousing for Hard Rock Cafe
  • Panalpina names Syp VP global accounts in North America
  • Neologex appoints Osborne, Harckum directors
  • TradePoint Systems promotes Fascione to VP U.S. operations
  • Americas Systems relocates office
  • Long Beach, Los Angeles traffic 40% up in October
  • Nine operators bid for Bayonne Military Ocean Terminal
  • Port of Tacoma picks Torres-Amigo to plan finances




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