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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 28, 2003
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  • Laem Chabang tender given to P&O Ports-led group
    THE Port Authority of Thailand has revoked its latest Laem Chabang Port terminal operating concession and handed the tender to a P&O Ports-led consortium following allegations of misconduct in the bidding process.
  • Attacks on 3 chemical ships in Malacca Straits blamed on piracy
    SMALL boats packed with men carrying assault rifles have attacked three chemical tankers in the Straits of Malacca in the last month, including one that was briefly seized on Wednesday.
  • War-risk premiums for ships calling Iraq sky rocket
    TOP insurance firms have raised war risk charges for ships calling at Iraqi ports by around 700 per cent, a cost that will hit aid agencies pouring relief into the country hard.
Air and Land Transport
  • US airline traffic down, set to go lower
    AIRLINE passenger traffic fell 10 per cent last week and will decline further as consumers avoid flying after the start of war in Iraq, the US-based Air Transport Association said.
  • BA, Air France cut costs as travel dips
  • United reports US$367m loss, meets loan terms
  • Higher deliveries boost Embraer's 4th-qtr profit
  • Eva lowers planned cargo rate hikes
Admiralty Casebook
  • Shipper's bill of lading contract is with charterer
    A DECISION by the House of Lords earlier this month has probably settled an issue that has come up time and again and that is just who a shipper has contracted with in a bill of lading contract - the vessel owner or the charterer.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 28, 2003
  • Li & Fung net profit rises 38pc in 2002 to US$138m
  • G8 (Asia/South Africa) Forum to raise rates in July
  • Senbang shooting for total throughput of 40,000 TEU in 2003
  • Singapore implements CSI
  • Ulysses integrates Seagull AS into its systems
  • Fleetwatch detects temperature errors faster: Thermo King
  • United Airlines posts net loss of US$367 million in February
  • BA responds to Iraq conflict with staff, flight reductions
  • IATA head blasts government regulators at ICAO ATC5

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 28, 2003
  • Maersk Sealand wins Best Global Shipping Line award
  • Evergreen expands slot deals with Wan Hai Lines & YML
  • CMA-CGM, P&O Nedlloyd introduce Asia-US Gulf service
  • Rickmers-Linie takes delivery of fourth vessel-Rickmers Shanghai
  • Pair of boxships added to TMM Lines' fleet
  • APL appoints Goh Teik Poh as new head of operations and network
  • Contship offers new service to wine shippers
  • Hanjin Shipping posts $ 14.8 m profit in 2002
  • Do's and don'ts during cargo fumigation
  • CSAA chief favours entry of pvt. sector for port development
  • TT Club posts $ 10.7 m surplus for 2002
  • US, Canada-Asia freight rates to shoot up - Shipping lines clear GRR from May 1 and peak season surcharge w.e.f. June 1
  • ESC: Scope to boost software exports to S. Korea
  • Quantitative restrictions on 100 items may continue
  • M. P. Pinto tells Mormugao Port to lure cargoes other than iron ore
  • IPA holds governing body meet in Goa
  • Concor studying market to diversify into cold supply chain business
  • Rlys exceed revenue-earning freight target
  • Vehicle operators threaten to stop transporting containers, heavy cargo
  • RBI sanction to invest abroad well-timed: Refco MD
  • Budget proposals alarm garment exporters
  • Addl textile quota to be released under FCFS
  • Tyre industry seeks removal of port curbs on rubber imports
  • CCI committed to sell 9 lakh bales
  • Gist of public notices/circulars/notifications - Compiled By M. Sreedharan
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures
  • Iraq war fallout

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • Strong demand in Pacific Northwest
  • West Coast: Difficult to grasp, markets firm
  • Oil continues rise on Nigerian and Iraqi supply concerns
  • Italy: Court ruling supports legality of off-shore bunkering
  • ARA region: Demand still slight as suppliers push prices higher
  • South Africa: Interruption to MGO deliveries
  • Supply squeeze still dominating Singapore prices
  • Healthy demand masks the same old problems in Japan
  • Italian demand stifled by tight avails and high prices
  • Rotterdam market on the rise again

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 28, 2003
  • UPS revamps its corporate image
  • Qantas affected by war and severe acute respiratory syndrome epidemic
  • MOL's new containership designed to reduce oil spill risks
  • New CEO at Geologistics Italia
  • Maritime Ewata issues insurance surcharges

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • Norwegian fleet reduced in 2002
  • Iraqi oil from Rumeila in weeks
  • Kvaerner Masa in running for LNG deal

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • SSA nets contract to manage Port of Umm Qasr in Iraq
  • Customs sets new requirements for boaters entering U.S. waters
  • Port of Everett reopens revamped public access dock
  • Washington Marine Group buys PacifiCat Ferries at auction
  • Portland Airport concessions earn five awards in annual survey

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Il Sole 24 Ore On Lineweb site
MARCH 28, 2003
  • Ue: stop alle vecchie petroliere

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 28, 2003
  • Battle to reopen Umm Qasr for aid
    UMM Qasr was still unable to handle merchant shipping yesterday, according to industry sources in the captured Iraqi port, although it is hoped vessel calls will be possible from today.
  • Agents scramble for a piece of the action
    MAJOR multinational shipping agencies have moved in on Umm Qasr with impressive alacrity, keen to win a share of the naval and humanitarian aid traffic soon to be available at the recently captured Iraqi port, writes David Osler.
  • Greek legal brief lambasts EC drive to criminalise polluters
    EUROPEAN Commission plans to crack down on polluters have come under fire from the Greek Shipping Co-operation Committee, freshly armed with a legal critique that argues they add little to existing anti-pollution efforts while threatening to trample on human rights.
  • Grain ships ready to start loading
    TWO geared handysize bulkers built in the mid-1980s, Yellow Rose and Free Atlas, loaded with 28,000 tonnes of wheat apiece, are the first ships chartered to take US food aid into Iraq.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • Cherbourg makes box service debut
  • P&O awaits word on failed tender
  • Phils claims US "infiltration"
  • Brazilian hauliers block port
  • Lines launch Europe-E Med service
  • Panama Canal calms war fears
  • Dutch bind ro-ro operators
  • Cruise watches new mystery illness
  • Spanish steps on sub-standard ships
  • Gulf: Terminals secured, says Marlo
  • Gulf: Don't call USN for escort
  • Customs strike hits Karachi
  • Specialists scrutinising Sky
  • US on radiation alert
  • Conference immunity in spotlight
  • Arab maritime union expands
  • Gulf: advice to Filipino seafarers
  • Star closely watching viral fever
  • Residensea's The World avoids Asia
  • Mulheim 'cannot be salvaged'
  • Prestige probe proposals revealed
  • MSC's Aponte favours French builder
  • Grounded tanker cut for demolition
  • Study pinpoints mixed crew fears
  • Gulf war disrupts trade
  • Gulf: wheat shipments held up

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • Air France cuts global capacity
    Europe's second-largest airline joins British Airways and Lufthansa in war-related cuts. BA, Lufthansa restrict cuts to N. Atlantic
  • EU begins review of shipping laws
    The long-awaited review could result in the scrapping of the antitrust immunity that has allowed container lines to collectively set ocean freight rates for more than 15 years.
  • U.S. steel tariffs illegal, WTO says
    The preliminary ruling could rekindle trade tensions as the U.S. and the EU strive to minimize the economic fallout from their differences over the war in Iraq.
  • Calif. transportation interests debate infrastructure-funding solutions
  • NY-NJ port posts 13% gain in 2002 container volume
  • Moller profit surges despite Maersk Sealand troubles
  • Charleston port expansion wins state's blessing
  • EU bans single-hull tankers
  • Hellmann forms logistics unit
  • Columbia Coastal set to start Albany service
  • Cosco unit boosts Qingdao port investment

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • Terminals propping up robust AP Moller container segment?
    AP Moller (APM)'s container segment has reported enviable results for 2002, but does this reflect a successful cost cutting drive, or more the importance of the terminals business in balancing the books?
  • HPH defends Jakarta terminal stake
    Hutchison Port Holdings (HPH) has denied that it failed to meet obligations to develop Jakarta International Container Terminal (JICT), saying that 'vested interests' fear that JICT will become an international hub.
  • Profit surge sees Samudera succeed where others failed
  • Anti-trust immunity faces the chop in Europe
  • ANL levies PSCs on cabotage boxes
  • Cosco, PONL upgrade NZ capacity
  • President Bush war funds request includes more port security money
  • Chinese cargo boosts New York's volumes

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • OMI loses grounding battle
    Sovereign immunity saves US in row over tanker that used inaccurate chart.
  • CMB losses top preliminary figures
    Directors to meet on 23 April to fix EGM for vote on Exmar spinoff.
  • A P Moller steams on upwards
    Oil, gas and retail action helps Danish owner to improved profit.
  • Norwegian fleet sinks by 2.8m dwt
    Adverse market and takeovers lead to biggest decline in a decade.
  • Evergreen and Zim team up again
    Taiwanese and Israeli box lines launch new European service.
  • Police continue to investigate fire at Split yard
    Damage to Prisco aframax in Croatia will not be revealed until Friday.
  • Daesun goes into reverse
    Small Korean shipbuilder posts loss for 2002, despite big rise in revenues.
  • Insurers face big grounding loss
    Cost of RMS Mulheim casualty could reach $10m.
  • Szczecin assets up for sale
    Bankrupted Polish yard kit valued at $27.6m but only one buyer expected.
  • Abadan port operating normally
    Iranian Gulf port unaffected by fighting in Iraq, despite proximity to Shatt al Arab waterway.
  • Pertamina signs for VLCCs
    Officials say four of remaining 10 newbuildings to be ordered overseas.
  • Varun takes depreciation hit
    Bigger gas fleet cannot save Indian owner from revenue and profit slump in first nine months.
  • US offers tanker escorts in the Gulf
    Coalition forces move to maintain regional shipping operations in the face of Iraqi mine threat.
  • Star Cruises alert to deadly disease
    Malaysian cruise company maintains itinerary, but crews "on the look out" for respiratory bug.
  • MOL adopts green containership
    Shift of bunker tanks to between cargo holds cuts risk of spill for Japanese boxship octet.

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American Shipperweb site
MARCH 27, 2003
  • FMC proposes electronic service contract correction process
  • A.P. Moller's shipping activities suffer profit falls
  • Maersk Sealand restructures atlantic, West Coast South America link
  • EC requests comments for conference immunity review
  • Hanjin upgrades capacity on Asia/Europe NEX service
  • Delays force ACL to divert Halifax cargo via U.S. ports
  • Broker to book regional charters for Ameriflight
  • Swiss adjusts Middle East route
  • US Airways cuts flight schedule
  • Pilots' union questions American Airlines negotiating tactics
  • UPS asks dot to investigate Deutsche Post-Airborne deal
  • FMC reviews 16 OTI license applications, revokes 29 licenses
  • Marks & Spencer signs Exel to manage seven U.K. warehouses
  • USDA, Mexico harvest potato agreement
  • Bush seeks $1.5 billion more for homeland security
  • House Energy Panel urges more radiation detectors in ports
  • New-York-New Jersey container volume increased 13% in 2002
  • South Carolina commits to building Charleston container terminal

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