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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
Shipping News
  • Call for robust maritime defence against terror
    THE global shipping community has been urged to keep high levels of vigilance and security awareness untill they become second nature throughout the shipping and port industries.
    IT was World Maritime Day yesterday and Singapore did not forget the hundreds of seafarers in ships that call at the port.
  • Think safety in boom times, yards urged
    A marine workers' union has cautioned the management of shipyards against letting their guard down on safety, with heightened activities in the booming maritime industry.
  • Hyundai Heavy bags US$1.5b newbuild deal from UK firm
Admiralty Casebook
  • Vessel owner held liable for negligence of master and local pilot
    THE owner of a bulk carrier that slammed into a wharf in Australia has been found to be vicariously liable for not only the omissions of the vessel's master but also the negligence of a local harbour pilot who was manoeuvring the vessel at that time.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Asia-East Africa Discussion Forum to impose rate increase
  • Exel looks to EPCglobal to improve supply chain management
  • China needs to build up 3PL service: report
  • Pacer Stacktrain named best US intermodal service provider

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • GE Shipping orders two PSVs
  • Mideast ship finance market poised for greater growth, says leading banker
  • Asia-East Africa Discussion Forum to impose rate hike from Nov. 1
  • Fair bid to tap black tea market in China
  • India, China to swap 'focus country status' at global leather fairs
  • Kandla Port chalks out 10-year, Rs 4,285-crore expansion plan
  • Export services eligible for tax exemption to be clearly defined in Oct.
  • Govt panel to review petro-goods duty structure
  • Kamal Nath stresses need for greater awareness of sps standards to avail of wto agri export opportunities
  • 5 pc DEPB rate applicable to certain marine products
  • Consumer price index maintains upward trend
  • FinMin corrects DEPB rates on some textile items
  • Foreign investment procedures simplified
  • Chidambaram to attend IMF, World Bank meet

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Suppliers make progress in Mexico
    Customs prohibition of supply to foreign vessels at Coatzacoalcos anchorage has been lifted.
  • Titan continues tanker fleet expansion
    Growing oil services company boosts fleet with two VLCCs.
  • Italian indications defy cargo rises
  • Peninsula Petroleum expands trading team
    Peninsula Petroleum welcomes new trader to its London office.
  • Rotterdam soft to steady this morning
  • Singapore still tight near-term despite stock build
    Sources in the market say tightness will continue into early October.
  • Europe: Environment commissioner defends sulphur legislation
    Environment commissioner stresses the strong environmental grounds for international action on marine fuel sulphur and attempts to reassure the shipping industry about the practicality and proportionality of the measures being taken.

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International Transport Journalweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Dragonair appoints cargo manager for Germany
  • New German agents for HMM
  • Delta to sell eight MD-11s to FedEx
  • DB and RZD to launch joint venture
  • Tiedemann establishes company in Turkey
  • IRU calls for incentives to buy Euro 4 trucks
  • Datalogic launches "Rhino-NET" Vehicle-Mounted Terminal

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Maritime Global Netweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Mitropoulos focuses on maritime security
  • Camillo Eitzen completes Navale Fran'aise purchase
  • Hutchison JV to invest in Waigaoqiao expansion
  • ITIC members endorse mutuality
  • Agents warned on money laundering and ISPS
  • American Club strengthens balance sheet

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Marine Logweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • World Maritime Day message from Mitropolous stresses security
  • Spirit of Ontario is impounded

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World Wide Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Free seminar offered for South Sound FTZ
  • Captain Kou back in US as Evergreen vice group chairman
  • Port of Vancouver, BC donates containers to schools
  • Washington governor returns from trade trip to China, Vietnam
  • Customs' security program up and running in Naples

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • BP Shipping places $1.5bn LNG tanker order with Hyundai
    HYUNDAI Heavy Industries has been awarded a contract for up to eight liquefied natural gas carriers by BP Shipping in a deal that could be worth $1.5bn.
  • Hutchison captures more Shanghai terminal berths
    HUTCHISON Port Holdings has cemented its position as the leading foreign container terminal operator in Shanghai by grabbing another four berths in a joint venture with the commercial arm of the port authority, Shanghai International Port (Group).
  • IMO gets shore leave plea
    International Chamber of Shipping secretary-general Chris Horrocks and Jon Whitlow, secretary for seafarers, fisheries and inland navigation at the International Transport Workers Federation, meet International Maritime Organization secretary general Efthimios Mitropoulos at IMO headquarters yesterday to hand over a letter to Mr Mitropoulos asking him to use his influence on the issue of US shore leave for seafarers.
  • Russian tankers 'lamentable' ' EU's Barrot
    THE European Union is planning to ratchet up pressure on Russia over its maritime oil export regime, according to the incoming commissioner for transport.
  • Energy insurance premiums will rise
    OFFSHORE energy insurance premiums are at a turning point after Hurricane Ivan caused damage estimated at between $750m and $1bn in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Fairplayweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Temasek tightens grip on NOL
    TEMASEK Holdings has secured a 68.64% ownership of the total stock of Singapore-listed liner and logistics enterprise Neptune Orient Lines
  • World Maritime Day protests
    DEMONSTRATIONS are taking place around the world to highlight the plight of innocent seafarers caught up in the US-led global focus on security
  • Rotterdam was rolling at 20'
    CRUISE ship Rotterdam was rolling to 20-degrees but was never in any danger of sinking during its mid-Atlantic power loss on 24 September, according to Holland America Line (HAL)
  • Nigeria inspects non-oil exports
    A PRE-SHIPMENT agent to inspect all Nigerian non-oil exports prior to departure has been appointed by the government, reports the Vanguard newspaper
  • UK ports assess P&O bombshell
    UK ferry ports have been digesting this week's bombshell from P&O
  • LA/LB pollution bill vetoed
    CALIFORNIA governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has vetoed a bill that would have curbed air pollution levels at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach
  • Storms hit Gulf oil production
  • ITF pressures Panama on job scam
  • Southampton faces difficult weeks
  • Four killed on containership
  • Mitropoulos seeks security balance
  • Maverick Requaio unites Latin ports
  • American Club highlights IT woes
  • Australian permits 'to be reviewed'
  • Hutchison, Shanghai forge venture

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • L.A. congestion expected to continue
    Terminal executive says container jam that has plagued Los Angeles-Long Beach could continue into December.
  • Shipping: U.S. should ease shore leave limits
  • Manufacturers expect slowing recovery
  • U.S. moving more NAFTA freight
  • U.S. risking isolationism, says UPS's Eskew
  • Port Canaveral opens to cargo vessels
  • Charleston channel cleared
  • Norfolk Southern names Moorman president
  • Subaru to resume Va. shipments
  • World Airways files for U.S.-China flights
  • CLM elects new president
  • DHL shifts U.S. profit timeline

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Ballooning Baltic feeder costs give rise to time charter surcharges
    With most operators on the Baltic dependent on chartered tonnage, feeder-operators' time-charter (TC) surcharges are set to become widespread from next month.
  • Logistics specialist gives Eurogate JadeWeserPort competition
    Rhenus Logistics has confirmed it will bid for the first stage of JadeWeserPort in Wilhelmshaven, up to now Eurogate was the only known company with an interest in the facility.
  • Strikes and congestion hit NSICT volumes
  • Hutchison enlarges Shanghai territory
  • Taking the vista: Schwarzenegger kills green bill
  • Sepetiba unprepared for soaring volumes

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TradeWindsweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Ship delays get costlier
    Strike Club warns that "summer of discontent" could hit shipping boom.
  • Show me the money!
    Volgotanker demands October payments up front from troubled Yukos Oil.
  • Small owners are worse risk
    When ships are good they can be very very good but when they are bad they are horrid.
  • Cochin nails profit
    Indian shipyard makes good money in what it called a 'crucial year'.
  • Norden investors stay silent
    Motortramp and Attransco lips are sealed as EGM agrees special dividend.
  • Eitzen flips handymax newbuild
    Re-sale to Greece's Elmira Trading brings home hefty 80% profit for Axel and his troops.
  • EBRD helps Kazmortransflot
    European reconstruction bank to fund Kazakh owner's first newbuildings in Russia.
  • BP confirms big LNG order
    Oil major BP finally inks in its LNG haul with Hyundai and gives Samho a sniff of the action.
  • Atlantska scraps Severnav order
    Croatian owner says Romanian shipyard raised price of two multipurpose vessels after contract was agreed.
  • Inace wants Transpetro cash
    Brazilian yard is preparing to bid for massive tanker and supply ship order.
  • Spirit of Ontario impounded
    Life not such a breeze for fledgling Great Lakes high-speed ferry operator.
  • Temasek controls 69% of NOL
    Government investment arm firmly in control after Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) offer closes.
  • Pangaon plan revived
    Bangladesh resurrects inland box terminal project to ease Chittagong congestion.
  • Wartsila seals Spliethoff deal
    Finnish engine giant to supply ship power plants for ro-ro quartet building at Stocznia Szczecinska.
  • Oglebay stakes rise
    Bondholder-led group ups offer for bankrupt Great Lakes shipowner.

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American Shipperweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • FIATA clashes with carriers on ISPS surcharges
  • Temasek completes takeover bid for NOL
  • Report highlights more carrier-terminal operator partnerships
  • OMI sells single-hull oil tanker
  • MOL opens branch in Dalian
  • House committee approves testing of blast resistant containers
  • American Airlines raises fuel surcharge
  • Eskew, UPS chairman, says economic isolationism no option
  • U.S. awards $530,000 grant for Thai Airways security study
  • U.S. farm group warns Dominican Republic tax threatens trade pact
  • House bill pushes seals for empty containers
  • SumiTrans buys logistics company
  • Teamsters want Maersk to "stop the abuse" of port truck drivers
  • Long Beach throws out environmental plan for SSA/COSCO project
  • Charleston harbor reopens after vessel is refloated

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
SEPTEMBER 30, 2004
  • Norway reintroduces yard guarantees
    Norway proposes to reintroduce construction guarantees to Norwegian yards eight years after they were discontinued and will make NOK 2.5 ...
  • Shipping plea to Colin Powell
    Five major shipping organisations, Bimco, Intercargo, Intertanko, ISF and ICS appeals to US secretary of state Colin Powell for a ...
  • Extended option for third Tallink vessel
    Aker Finnyards has agreed with Tallink Grupp AS to extend the option to purchase a sister vessel to the already ...

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