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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
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  • S'pore eases port security measures for vessels
    THE port of Singapore has eased security-related commercial vessel movement restrictions implemented around the start of the US-led war in Iraq, but has maintained tight scrutiny of pleasure craft activities.
  • Hutchison Whampoa owns 6.06% stake in Orient Overseas Int'l
    HUTCHISON Whampoa has revealed it owns a small stake in Hong Kong-listed Orient Overseas International , the parent of shipping line Orient Overseas Container Lines.
  • Cruise ship in Hawaii searched after threat
    HAWAII officials searched the cruise ship Legends of the Sea, with 1,668 passengers aboard, from stem to stern after discovering two handwritten threatening letters left in a restroom, the FBI said.
Air and Land Transport
  • Bankruptcy judge suspends Air Canada job cuts
    AIR Canada, which won protection from creditors on April 1, has been ordered to suspend 200 planned job cuts and will have until June 30 to complete its restructuring, an Ontario judge ruled.
  • Northwest seeks US$1b cost cuts
  • New CEO of American acts to salvage talks
  • Sabena sale starts, setting stage for Magritte auction
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  • Sars: nasty surprise for shipping
    REMEMBER the old saying about the light at the end of the tunnel turning out to be a train coming the other way? Well, liner shipping executives could be excused for feeling that applies to their industry right now.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • NYK to charge a correction fee on US, Canada bound shipments
  • K Line group to merge logistics units in October
  • FedEx opens new centre in El Paso, US
  • Hapag-Lloyd orders three new vessels from Hyundai Heavy
  • Ron Forest promoted to senior VP of Matson Navigation
  • US$26.7m HKIA relief package not enough: airline group
  • AMR reports Q1 loss of US$1.04 billion, Don Carty resigns
  • RTW appointed cargo GSA for Dutch Caribbean

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • No tax on export services
  • Hike in turnover limit to exempt most traders from VAT
  • VAT delay puts question mark over CST cut
  • Incentives for some textile items being worked out
  • Jaswant promises relief to weavers
  • Sea King Int'l partners with Videocon, Hiranandani & Avinash Bhosale group for MMSEZ
  • Steering panel widens TUF scheme scope to include more items
  • Drugs, footwear VAT rates reduction to 4 pc favoured
  • Exporters lift 104 lakh tonnes of wheat in April-Dec 2002
  • Exports of synthetic & rayon textiles grow by 31 pc in April-Jan. 2002-03
  • SARS alert at Mumbai Port
  • Kohli lays out the tasks ahead - 'Role of CONCOR in Multimodalism'-theme of 5th AMTOI Lecture Series
  • Reefer containers introduced
  • Move to set up 6 land customs stations in border areas
  • Foreign Trade Analysis - By Mr. M Sreedharan
  • IMC & EICI organise workshop on issuance of certificates of origin on April 30
  • Nationwide strike planned on May 21

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Oil little changed, OPEC basket at 5-month low
  • Rotterdam market stays flat in line with barge offers
  • Istanbul settles lower amid sluggish demand
  • Baltic market snapshots

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Salvesen disposes of German division
  • Norfolk Southern Reports First-Quarter 2003 Results
  • Kitty Hawk launches San Francisco service
  • China Southern move express mail from Belgium to Shanghai
  • CP Ships' first quarter loss

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Formal takeover at Bergesen d.y.
  • B&N still in the red
  • Vessel built for drug smuggling

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • More ferry services for NYC
    New York City is set to get more ferry services as part of a bold new plan for the revitalization of Lower Manhattan.
  • Increased security on the rivers
    A new Inland Rivers Vessel Movement Center (IRVMC) in St. Louis, is playing an important part in increasing security on the river system.
  • Bergesen orders gas carriers
    Two from Daewoo at $41.4 million each
  • Legend cleared to sail
    Security sweep after threatening letters found

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Greenpeace awaits waste ruling
    A CHEMICAL tanker abandoned in the Danish port of 'arhus for the past two years could be about to set another precedent in the debate on whether to view ships as hazardous waste prior to scrapping, writes Brian Reyes in Gibraltar.
  • Owner forecasts lift the profit gloom
    TWO of the world's top shipowner groups have adjusted their profits forecasts on the back of stronger container and tanker markets in the early weeks of this year.
  • Statoil set to sell off UK fields
    NORWEGIAN oil company Statoil is seeking to optimise its international portfolio with asset sales, which could include producing fields in the UK North Sea.
  • Exmar pool in $200m LPG splash
    FIVE gas carriers costing more than $200m are being ordered from South Korea by three owners in the Exmar-managed pool for medium-sized vessels.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Møller 'confident' for 2003 profit
  • Iranian non-oil exports 'stagnant'
  • SARS: Sri Lanka stops shore leave
  • Pirates hammer Haina
  • Odfjell tanker in Mississippi bump
  • Shipping celebs join Gorthon board
  • Exxon aids shrinking PDVSA
  • Inspection today on 'anthrax' ship
  • US trade policy 'politicised'
  • Ta-Tong fined $750,000 for dumping
  • Regal debts reach $1M
  • Grimaldi smarts over Spanish unions
  • Pakistan eases Afghan transit trade
  • Coal fires Ennore upgrade plan
  • Volgotanker counts cost of winter
  • Finnlines predicts better times
  • Don't tamper with TAMP
  • MOL revises forecasts up
  • Antwerp to re-launch break-bulk traffic
  • Sovcomflot reassesses Baltic ferries
  • Bridge team blamed for Bluff
  • SARS: North Korea stops cruise
  • Taxmen target Indian breakers
  • Aqaba slashes rates for Iraq cargo

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Trans-Pacific carriers will share voluntary rate guidelines with shippers
    In an unusual move, trans-Pacific carriers have agreed to share with the nation's largest shipper organization documentation calling for rate increases of as much as 50 percent for imports from Asia this year.
  • Express powers TPG earnings
    The Dutch company overcame difficult economic conditions in all its businesses with first quarter net income rising 2.8 percent to $161.7 million.
  • AMR chief Carty resigns
  • DHS announces El Paso fast lane
  • International Shipholding profit rises
  • Northwest cargo cuts fuel surcharge
  • Customs corrects start date for e-drawback
  • Italian forwarder expands in U.S.
  • Bangladesh urged to scrap cargo preference rule
  • Hapag-LLoyd gets trio of boxships
  • Wantanabe joins Matson board
  • Chinese airlines order 30 airbus jets

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Costs drive Hamburg Sud service out of Buenos Aires
    Hamburg Sud is pulling its Alianca Navegacao e Logistica East Coast South America coastal service out of Buenos Aires because of 'exorbitant port and transit costs', ci-online can reveal.
  • Chinese, Korean carriers carve up Inchon/China routes
    The Yellow Sea Liners Committee has announced that a framework for deploying boxships between Inchon and China, formerly the preserve of ferries, was finally agreed at a meeting today.
  • Conflicting pressures reshape MOL results forecast
  • Chittagong mayor reasserts opposition to SSA concession
  • Korean province convinces line to operate loss-making Japan link
  • Hapag's 8,000TEU newbuild binge ensures seat at top table
  • Santos rail link sees volumes surge ahead
  • Key port operators join SST security technology consortium

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • Tanker tedium
    Public companies share prices fail to keep pace with earnings in strong reporting week.
  • Cruise fever?
    Not a good thing for passengers with Toronto ties as SARS scare spreads.
  • Clean-up not needed in Odfjell's US spill
    Coast Guard says chemical has mostly dissipated from Mississippi's waters.
  • Hapag-Lloyd orders giant trio in Korea
    German container line chooses Hyundai Heavy Industries to build three 8,000-teu boxships.
  • Odfjell tanker in chemical spill
    Xylene cargo pollutes Mississippi after collision with grain barge.
  • Volgotanker mulls Palmali takeover
    Russian owner's cooperation with Turkey-based group in Caspian could herald further ties.
  • Peraticos demands jail for killers
    Elderly shipowner warns that son's murderers remain dangerous.
  • Navibulgar sell-off awaits royal blessing
    Bulgarian PM and former king Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha to devise strategy to offload stake in national owner.
  • Rosneft to boost Russian products exports
    Newly expanded state-owned giant buying unfinished Far East Pacific port.
  • Bergesen confirms LPG newbuildings
    Norwegian owner books in two ammonia carriers at Daewoo for $82.8m.
  • North-Western plunges to loss
    Russian owner blames falling cargo volumes for dive into the red last year.
  • Actinor redeems bond
    But last minute snag delays payout by extra two days.
  • AP Moller says profit to hold for 2003
    Danish giant finally nails a number to this year's forecast.
  • Three crew missing after collision off China
    Tanker sinks off Zhejiang province, but 15 people rescued.
  • Ocean Tankers inks MR options
    Singapore-based owner increases Korean handysize product tanker order to four ships.
  • Profit boost for Unitor
    Norwegian ship supplier wins new cruise and tanker contracts.
  • Marine E&O rates steady
    ITIC seeks no increase in negligence premium for shipbrokers and managers.
  • K Line to merge logistics units
    Shipowner targets bigger share of western Japanese harbour transport and ship agency business.
  • MOL revises results forecast
    Japanese economic woes hit company investments where it hurts.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 25, 2003
  • A.P. Moller expresses more optimism about 2003 profits
  • MOL promotes Hojo, Sato and Ashida to deputy presidents
  • Stock market hits MOL's net profit for 2002/2003
  • Tote's "Midnight Sun" starts maiden voyage
  • Bimco launches database for dry bulk cargo
  • AGOTC to hold annual meeting june 6
  • International Shipholding sees first-quarter rebound
  • Schubert praises Europeans for use of short-sea freight transport
  • FMC allows OTI groups' briefs on Sea-Land case
  • Rakkenes, Larsson join board of Gorthon Lines
  • Bergesen's board of directors recommend takeover
  • Safmarine re-enters Africa/Europe timber shipping market
  • NYK adds cargo manifest amendment fee
  • Matson lowers its fuel surcharge
  • Pilot air freight promotes two
  • Exel joins air cargo portal cooperative
  • Northwest reduces fuel surcharge
  • Fedex Freight starts Asia-to-U.S. ocean freight service
  • Dana Corp. picks Kuehne & Nagel as primary air cargo forwarder
  • Emirates partners with U.S. freight forwarder
  • DOT seeks security advice
  • DOT agency revises 60-year-old rule on truck driver hours
  • Truck-size radiation detectors installed on Canada border
  • WCO asks members to look out for looted Iraqi antiquities
  • Log-Net promotes Painter, Evanchik to sales roles
  • Geologistics names Williams to direct global bids
  • U.S., Hong Kong governments discuss export controls
  • U.S. Customs postpones Hong Kong CSI team
  • Hong Kong logistics group takes stock of SARS outbreak
  • Spanish dockers' unions to go on strike
  • Baltimore ILA prepares for annual "ro/ro rodeo"
  • Georgia Ports Authority continues on record teu pace
  • Chinese container traffic boom continues unabated

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