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Shipping Timesweb site
JULY 29, 2003
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  • Star Cruises' passenger numbers plunge 30%
    MALAYSIA's Star Cruises has suffered a 30 per cent fall in passenger numbers this year and expects lower load factors to continue in the second half, blamed squarely on the recent outbreak of Severe Acure Respiratory Syndrome.
  • Korean yards win record new orders in H1
    SOUTH Korean shipyards won new orders to build 233 vessels in the six months to June, a half-year record volume, the government said yesterday.
  • Monsoon rains halt operations at western India ports
    KANDLA, one of India's busiest ports on the western coast, suspended operations late on Sunday after the region was hit by fresh torrential monsoon rains, a port official said.
  • Kuehne & Nagel's Asia sales boost Q2 profit 29%
    SECOND-quarter profit at Kuehne & Nagel International, the world's biggest sea-freight company, rose 29 per cent on sales growth in Asia.
Air and Land Transport
  • Lufthansa, Swiss Air seen striking share swap deal
    GERMANY's Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines are set to strike a deal that will keep Switzerland's struggling national carrier in the air, a newspaper report said on Sunday.
  • Cathay to increase flights next month
  • Qantas seeks to bar DVT lawsuits in Australia
  • Govt should give up control of Biman: World Bank
  • Gulf Air to resume US flights
  • Former head of bankrupt Air Lib under probe
  • US wants early notice of cargo shipments
    THE US Bureau of Customs and Border Protection wants shipping companies to tell them what is in every rail car, cargo plane and truck before it crosses into US territory, as part of the federal agency's mandate to prevent terrorists or their weapons from slipping into the United States.
Bulletin Board
  • Bulletin Board
    PEOPLE Singapore-listed and Hong Kong headquartered commodities trading and transport group, Noble Group has appointed Gary Mize to the newly created position of global chief operating officer.

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Sched Netweb site
JULY 29, 2003
  • Hong Kong sees June trade figures rise over year
  • K&N net income up 11.8pc in first half
  • New trade record set by Sydney ports
  • Free trade deal to benefit Australia, Singapore
  • Singapore puts out more during June
  • World's largest container ship makes eponymous Long Beach call
  • EC to examine aid granted to ABX Logistics
  • KLM to cut staff in October
  • SAS to increase flights to India, China
  • Tiaca gains 50 new members

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Exim Indiaweb site
JULY 29, 2003
  • Top 20 shipping lines control 63 pc of cellular fleet (over 5 m TEUs)
  • Move to strengthen trade relations with LatAm countries
  • Anti-dumping duty mooted on Chinese silk if imported below $ 27.98 a kg
  • Netherlands to hold workshop for Tirupur knitwear units
  • Taiwan product catalogue exhibition to be held from July 31 to Aug. 1 at World Trade Centre
  • FAI consortium arranges imports of phosphoric acid
  • Operations at Kandla Port returning to normalcy
  • MoS asks TAMP to fix tariff ceilings in lieu of floor rates
  • Rlys to produce 9 more refrigerated parcel vans in 2003
  • P&O Ports, CONCOR discussing ways to further reduce Delhi-CCT transport costs for ex-im trade
  • CONCOR's strategy to boost ex-im business
  • ACAAI-SRC conducts workshop on remote filing of Customs documents
  • CONCOR to set up network of cold storages, expand ICDs
  • Forex reserves up by $ 483 million to $ 83,257 million
  • CII to meet govt, RBI officials on rising rupee
  • India second top sugar producer: ISO
  • CII revises GDP growth forecast upwards
  • Better deal for SEZ insurers proposed
  • Inflation rate dips
  • Rs 700-cr. package deal for powerloom sector taking shape
  • IMC arranges interactive meeting with JNPT Chairman, Mr Ravi Budhiraja on August 5
  • IMC farewell function of Israel envoy today

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Baltic bunker barges blighted
  • St Petersburg avails improved, market soft
  • OceanConnect UK now under one roof in MOBCO's old London office
    After confirmation in April this year that MOBCO was winding down its business, and 4 of is key brokers joined OceanConnect, the possibility had been mentioned that the OceanConnect team would be moving into the MOBCO office.
  • Asian markets tick lower, further declines possible
  • Great Belt steady to firm amid good avails
  • Singapore ends Monday sharply softer
    Bunker prices broke off from a steady trend during Thursday and Friday after cargo markets ended the day with a sharp downward movement this Monday.
  • Brazilian market update
  • Rotterdam soft to steady
  • Crude ticks lower in thin pre-OPEC meeting trade
    With a small increase in Iraqi production announced, and more Iraqi export contracts signed, the chances of a surprise OPEC production increase have faded. However, with oil prices so near the upper end of the target range, a cut at this stage would not be expected either.

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International Transport Journalweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Andrasick named president and CEO of Matson
  • Salerno joins Valencia on Sea Ways
  • Air Canada resumes daily Asian service
  • New throughput record at bei Mierka Krems
  • FSL initiates direct groupage to Kuwait and Iraq

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Legal proceedings against EU member states after safety legislation failures
  • Strong results from Color Line
  • Gloomy days ahead for VLCC owners

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Marine Logweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Korean shipbuilding orders surge
    Orders won by South Korean yards surged to 7.81 million compensated gross tons (CGT) in the first half of this year, more than double the orders received in the same period last year
  • RCL reports second quarter results
    "Post war recovery turning out better than anticipated"

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Chemical leak onboard vessel closes Tacoma's Sitcum Waterway
  • Corps closing John Dam lock for inspection of conduit
  • Construction changing flight patterns at Portland International Airport
  • Port of Vancouver, BC sets record for container moves
  • Union Pacific Corp. reports record revenue for second quarter

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JULY 29, 2003
  • Napa hull cracks force oil transfer
    World-Wide Shipping is racing to transfer the cargo from a fully-loaded very large crude carrier with a hull crack off Mozambique.
  • Repsol and Shell join talks to develop 'Persian LNG' from Iran
    SPANISH oil giant Repsol YPF is negotiating a major upstream liquefied natural gas project in Iran with partners Royal Dutch Shell and the National Iranian Oil Co.
  • Mona Lisa evacuated after Arctic grounding
    EVACUATION of several hundred passengers from a remote spot close to the Arctic circle is now under way after their cruiseship grounded at the weekend.
  • Record orders fuel fears of overcapacity
    If US Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan was to examine the newbuilding market, it's likely he would mutter something darkly about "irrational exuberance", writes Sam Chambers, in Hong Kong.

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Fairplayweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Royal Caribbean steady but wary
  • Chile chamber warns of militancy
  • Crew held for smuggling illegals
  • N American short-sea doubts raised
  • Cracked VL awaits transhipment
  • Stowaways found in Hong Kong
  • Colombia upgrades coal loader
  • Navy head to control PDV tankers
  • Just-in-time losing its appeal
  • K Line shift boosts Monson
  • Scheldt dredging gets EC in a flap
  • Greek tanker aground off Karachi
  • Piraeus IPO greatly oversubscribed
  • Hamburg-Süd teams up with NYK

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • UPS asks confidential NVO contracts
    United Parcel Service has filed a petition seeking the right to sign confidential contracts for its ocean delivery services, a move that strikes at the heart of the 1998 Ocean Shipping Reform Act
  • As demand soars, vessel orders boom
    Stampede to shipyards as lines, charterers scramble for tonnage to cope with explosive growth on major liner routes.
  • OOCL chief sees balance through 2004
    Tung sees favorable supply and demand even as carriers sign for dozens of new mega-ships.
  • Indonesia tops piracy list
  • Deutsche Post's U.S. chief will testify in DHL probe
  • Hamburg Süd, NYK launch joint service
  • Exel first-half profit slides
  • BAA profit dips on weak cargo
  • Alabama port reorganizes
  • XTRA, Milestone combine IM fleets
  • CaroTrans adds Nagoya service
  • ILA OKs mid-term contract changes

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • Dockers, truckers build alliance against EU ports package
    Dockers and truckers' representatives at the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) have pledged to collaborate on 'political issues such as the European Port Directive'.
  • Rate restoration misses Europe/South America peak season
  • Buoyant box trade lifts SCI liner division back into profit
  • Congestion costs mount as Busan loses carrier calls
  • HMM mulls four-ship order as Germans request a pair
  • Axel Maersk toxin identified
  • Toll may bow to pressure and raise Tranz Rail bid
  • Focus on rail and fundraising, as Malaysian port targets regional hub status
  • Sydney box volumes break all previous records
  • Panalpina's 2-year plan targets double-digit S.Asia growth

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TradeWindsweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • RCCL profit falls
    Upbeat Richard Fain warns cruise line still hit by lower ticket prices.
  • Elderly cruise ship evacuated
    Smiles vanish as Mona Lisa's Spitsbergen voyage is curtailed.
  • Pelican 1 refloated
    Salvors pick their moment to get Ofer boxship off the bank.
  • LNG shipping bumps up BG's returns
    Growing Lake Charles imports and Atlantic LNG expansion boost turnover.
  • World-Wide VLCC has hull crack
    Major transhipment operation planned for cargo of stricken single hulled tanker.
  • Great Eastern ups buying spree plans
    Indian owner lines up spending of up to $325m on new vessels.
  • Wilh Wilhelmsen hoists profit
    Car carrier king bullish on strong end-year result.
  • Precious re-emerges as a buyer
    Thai bulker player makes first secondhand ship purchase after six-year abstinence.
  • Ex-Gibson demo chief goes it alone
    Scrap broker says markets look set to remain hot throughout traditionally quiet summer period.
  • World-Wide VLCC in spill scare
    Small leak reported following technical trouble on laden tanker.
  • Iraq inks more long-term deals
    State Oil Marketing Organisation (SOMO) signs up more firms to crude oil supply contracts.
  • Noble names new global COO
    Hong Kong owner and commodities trader appoints Cargill veteran to oversee global growth.
  • Great Eastern inks PSV newbuilding
    Indian owner orders third platform supply ship to enhance its deep-water support capabilities.
  • Portek inks Indonesian crane deals
    Singapore-listed port industry player details projects in neighbouring south east Asia nation.

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American Shipperweb site
JULY 28, 2003
  • OMI begins time charter for new product carrier
  • "OOCL Long Beach" makes maiden call
  • BIMCO comments on Coast Guard vessel security rules
  • UPS seeks "contract parity" with vessel operators under OSRA
  • USTR, shippers applaud House passage of Chile, Singapore FTAs
  • PSA cuts management and staff salaries in Singapore

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