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02 April 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 15:54 GMT+2

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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 29, 2003
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  • Rotterdam claims to be top port in cargo tonnage terms
    EUROPE's top port of Rotterdam has repeated its claim for the title of the 'uncontested world's biggest port' over Singapore in cargo tonnage terms, arguing its more modern calculation method has held it in the top spot for the past 40 years.
  • Hapag Lloyd orders 3 mega box ships from Hyundai
    GERMAN shipping line Hapag Lloyd has continued its aggressive capacity expansion, ordering three 8,000 TEU container ships, following similar orders placed by some of its Grand Alliance partners.
  • Daewoo yard wins US$350m in orders
    SOUTH Korean shipyards continued to clinch new orders, filling up order books for tankers and container vessels.
  • Royal Caribbean's Q1 profit up 1%
    ROYAL Caribbean Cruises, the world's second-largest cruise line company, said first-quarter profit rose 1 per cent, as an increase in the number of ships it operates helped make up for a drop in bookings.
Air and Land Transport
  • HK-Taiwan flights cut as Taipei moves on Sars
    AIRLINES cancelled flights to Taipei from Hong Kong yesterday while Taiwan set stringent travel restrictions and began a 10-day mandatory quarantine for passengers arriving from Sars-stricken areas.
  • Iata sets up regional Sars ops centre in S'pore
  • Air India suspends 15 pilots
  • Swiss govt wants banks to renew Swiss Air credit
  • Airbus wins jetBlue order worth about US$6.4b
  • KLM cuts flights to Asia
  • Looking towards Europe to drum up sales
    BOEING Co chief executive Phil Condit began 2003 facing the prospect that Airbus SAS would overtake his company as the biggest maker of commercial aircraft.
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  • Bulletin Board
    PEOPLE Accord Express has appointed Poh Choon Lay chief operating officer and Singapore country manager.

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 29, 2003
  • MOL revises net income projection for FY2002 downwards
  • Kuehne & Nagel first quarter turnover rises 6.6pc
  • Asian Terminals Manila box handling up 4pc in 2002
  • China Merchants joins Smart and Secure Tradelanes
  • Yvonne Smith returns to POLB as communications director
  • Air India pilots refusing to fly to Sars-affected places
  • Hawaiian Airlines receives extension from two lessors
  • Jetblue orders 65 A320s

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 29, 2003
  • Exporters adhering to 'social responsibility'
  • Diesel, petrol prices cut by another Re 1
  • Powerloom park in Bijapur proposed
  • Tea (Marketing) Control Order amended
  • ST exemption schemes to continue in post-VAT era, says Empowered Committee
  • VAT unlikely to come into force on June 1: Jaswant
  • Simplified registration process for powerloom sector
  • Vanaspati: Local oil need cut to 12 pc
  • Sugar industry sees barter as part-solution to woes
  • CII projects 6-6.4 pc GDP growth during 2003-04
  • Forex reserves up by $ 326 m
  • Handicraft exports log 23 pc growth
  • Anti-dumping duty on borax decahydrate mooted
  • Leather exports up by 18.5 pc in 2002-03
  • JNPT suspends cargo-handling operations, curbs berthing of vessels at Bulk Berths - Conversion of BT into CT
  • Rlys to induct new goods wagons in bid to end derailments
  • IFLN inducts 14 new members
  • WTO sees only modest 3 pc world trade growth in 2003
  • IMC organising meet with EU envoy tomorrow

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Demand picking up on Canadian East Coast, fair avails reported
  • Oil demand undermined by SARS and OPEC actions
  • Crude prices: Bulls still on the defensive
  • New generation mega-barge to launch in ARA this week
  • Rotterdam largely unchanged since Friday
  • Brazil market update

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Christian F'rstaller leaves Quehenberger
  • Strike at Spanish ports
  • American Airlines parent posts USD 1 billion loss
  • Greenbrier grows backlog to record levels
  • GeoLogistics Spain and Leader Group in major waste control contract

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • 50 mile limit for tankers
  • Move to delist Leif Höegh
  • First quarter up for Finnlines

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • New BIW president
    John F. "Dugan" Shipway succeeds Allan Cameron as president of Bath Iron Works
  • Regal Cruises ceases operations
    "No other choice" after ship arrest
  • Carnival extends newbuilding schedule
    Adds one for Princess, drops one for HAL
  • P&I Club reports 2002 inspection results
    Of 578 vessels visited by the UK P&I Club's ship inspectors during 2002, the great majority were up to standard.
  • Firms partner to offer container security solutions
    Hazard detection and container tracking combination
  • BV cautious on "double hulls for everything"
    "Our political leaders may have lost sight of practicality"
  • NNS sells stake in Arab yard
    Abu Dhabi government to seek buyer for 30% of loss-making yard

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 29, 2003
  • Family launches bid to delist Leif Höegh
    FAMILY shareholders in Norwegian shipowner Leif Höegh & Co yesterday dealt the Oslo bourse its second major blow in three weeks with the launch of a takeover bid valuing the company at NKr3.952bn ($505m) to de-list the group.
  • Richest nations back single-hull action
    GOVERNMENTS from the world's largest economies have thrown their weight behind demands for tighter controls on tanker safety.
  • Strike starts at Spanish ports
    CARGO operations at Spanish ports ground to a standstill yesterday as dockers started a three-day strike in response to a reform of the national port law that mirrors the European Union's controversial port services directive.
  • Anne's drunk master apprehended
    HAMBURG water police have caught a master heading with his ship for the UK with a blood alcohol level of 3.12mg per ml.

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Strikes stifle Spanish ports
  • PDV Marina blacklists suppliers
  • Cruise lines tighten SARS measures
  • Canmar targets Asian markets
  • SA updates flag procedure
  • Canaveral bids to settle tow probe
  • Carnival shuffles its newbuildings
  • SCI temptation might be removed
  • Beira denies port obstructed
  • DFDS Tor lands major forestry deal
  • Umm Qasr reconstruction progressing
  • 'Anthrax' ship appears clear
  • First rice shipment for Iraq
  • Richards Bay brought to a halt
  • Seafarers can avoid SARS ports
  • G8 members call for maritime safety
  • Unions step up SeaFrance pressure
  • Public access to Bremerhaven halted
  • Leif Hoegh family bid to go private
  • Capella patched up for overseas repair
  • Lines urged to cut bunker surcharge
  • Jurong death not due to SARS
  • Manila terminal awaits WG&A
  • Singapore lifts vessel curbs

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Report: 3PLs dominate warehousing
    Third-party logistics providers occupy 485 million of the estimated 650 million total square feet of U.S. public and contract warehousing, and accounted for $13 billion of the market's $19 billion in revenue last year, according to a new report.
  • IATA chief criticizes aviation industry restrictions
    The leader of one of the airline industry's largest lobby groups Monday called on governments to eliminate restrictions that limit the freedom of airlines to conduct business in the same way that other industries do.
  • Bulk rates hit all-time high
  • Port truckers end New Orleans strike
  • Teamsters port division director resigns after conspiracy plea
  • Savannah boxes surge
  • Tipton to WLHI as business planning VP
  • Indian multi-modal operator to invest $296M on infrastructure
  • Air France Cargo in Canadian alliance
  • Carriers will share rate guidelines with shippers
  • Ag ocean rates sprouting
  • Boxes lead stronger Antwerp cargo

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Melbourne port security fails as thieves steal reefer
    Melbourne terminal security and Customs clearance systems have been called into question after thieves boldly stole a reefer container of pharmaceutical chemicals from P&O Ports' West Swanson Dock facility.
  • St. Petersburg celebrations to close port
  • Korean shippers target BAF anomalies as oil price drops
  • TSA, WTSA 'goodwill gesture' to shippers as pressure grows
  • Canada Maritime leverages CP Ships/CP Rail networks to enter transpacific trade
  • Malay hauliers call for end to new entrants in crowded market
  • $2.4m vessel refits could ease European eco-costs
  • Europe/Africa SAECS lines finalise new agreement

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Bouchard spill closes shellfish beds
    Leak in Massachusetts' Buzzards Bay is latest calamity for Long Island-based barge operator.
  • About face
    Canada Maritime turns its boxship focus to Pacific for first time.
  • Class pays off for BV
    Profit surges as French society fleet grows to record level.
  • LPG bonanza for Daewoo
    European owners place gas carrier orders worth up to $250m.
  • Family buy more Hoegh shares
    Leif O Hoegh promises jobs and company future in Norway is safe.
  • TradeWinds today takes a brief break
    Surfing shipping's top site to stop while web server is reconfigured.
  • Carnival makes $80m hedge saving
    Top cruise line orders $500m vessel for Princess but cuts back elsewhere.
  • Sovcomflot adds four MRs at Admiralty
    St Petersburg yard wins new order for 47,400-dwt ships from Russian giant.
  • Acciona to mop up Trasmediterranea shares
    Privatised Spanish ferry company to be delisted as owner builds stake to 100%.
  • Iraq war dents Iranian port volumes
    Closures slash dry cargo handling at Abadan and Khorramshahr in past month.
  • Shina wins Italian ordering bonanza
    South Korean yard wins record haul of eleven MR tankers from three different owners worth $300m.
  • Bangladesh plans ferry crackdown
    Minister to tackle corruption in ship safety drive.
  • Hoegh set to join exchange exodus
    Founding family in $505m bid to take another top shipping group private.
  • Panama Canal revenues rise
    Higher toll overcomes Venezuela strike loss.
  • Taiwan Navigation plots profitable course
    Taipei-based owner continues to pull in healthy charter revenue from bulker fleet.
  • Bunker boost for Asian shippers
    FEFC and IPBCC container conferences are slashing fuel surcharges as prices fall.
  • Profit droop continues at Cosco Shipping
    First quarter revenue boom cannot stop earnings slip at Guangzhou Ocean's listed heavy-lift and ro-ro operation.
  • Singapore Inc emerges as CIS investor
    Lion Republic's investment arm is taking an 11.5% stake in local Cosco subsidiary.
  • Great Lakes set for $60m Umm Qasr contract
    Largest US dredging group to clear Iraqi port.

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American Shipperweb site
APRIL 28, 2003
  • Hapag-Lloyd joins 8,000-teu vessel orders stampede
  • Resolve Marine adds salvage "A" frame vessel
  • Tipton named VP at Wallenius Lines holding
  • CP Ships adds Canada Maritime to Asia/Canada link
  • Matson appoints forest senior vice president
  • TPG extends profit, enters into China Post partnership
  • Wes Wyatt buys D.F. Young, 100-year-old forwarder
  • U.S. brokers urge continuation of drawback in CAFTA
  • U.S. expands fresh cherry trade to Korea
  • USTR chief makes rounds in Europe
  • USTR outlines Vietnam-U.S. textile quota for 2003-2004
  • Revenue rises 7% at Kuehne & Nagel
  • Coast Guard investigates chemical spill on Mississippi
  • Port of Tacoma names former marine Antal as director of security
  • Filipino operator ICTSI, fluor to bid for Puerto Rican port development

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