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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 4, 2004
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  • Hutchison wins four more berths in Shanghai
    HUTCHISON Port Holdings , a unit of Hong Kong-based Hutchison Whampoa Ltd, has sealed a long-awaited deal for four berths at Waigaoqiao in Shanghai's Pudong district.
  • PSA set to keep world No 2 title
    THE gap between the top four global port operators and the other players in the market is set to widen as they continue to expand through acquisitions, new development and greater involvement in partnerships, according to a new report.
  • Aussie opposition's screening plan
    AUSTRALIA'S opposition Labor Party has pledged that if it wins on October 9 it will establish a national screening programme for empty containers being transhipped through the country's ports.
Port Shots
  • Port shots
    A special committee has been formed to assess the competitiveness of Sarawak's ports.

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 4, 2004
  • HK Govt to explore cross boundary trucking cost reduction
  • SIPG, HPH form port development joint venture
  • MOL opens Dalian branch office
  • APL to provide customised online schedules
  • Airbridge Cargo acquires second 747
  • U-Freight opens new office at Narita airport
  • Qantas-backed low-cost carrier unveils name

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Greece: Another bunker trader in Termoil
  • Study of fuel additive shows promising emission reductions
    Port of Vancouver and private firms conclude study of a fuel additive designed to reduce harmful air emissions in land-based container handling equipment - results suggest product could also be used in shipping.
  • Baltic buyers baulk at bullish distillates
    Gains in bunker prices overnight have left many players around the Baltic with little to do today, as higher fuel oil and escalating distillate numbers frightened off many buyers.
  • Malaysian company bids to develop PTP into oil hub
    Another company emerges as a contender to develop Port of Tanjung Pelepas into an oil hub.
  • Indian Oil Maurtius ready for fuel oil supply
    First IFO180 cargo is in tank with fuel oil deliveries set to begin in the next week.
  • Singapore: August sales just shy of 2 million tonnes
    Despite very healthy uptake in August, MPA figures reveal bunker sales did not quite break the predicted two million mt mark.

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Shipping industry launches "ShippingFacts.Com"
  • Tennessee to ease truck traffic
  • Frans Maas expands network in Eastern Europe and North Africa
  • Loxx (Germany) partners Combifragt (Latvia)
  • Volga-Dnepr-Airbridge Cargo accepts delivery of Boeing freighter
  • MSC Gate goes on stream
  • Virginia Port Authority names new deputy executive director

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • BP orders up to 8 LNG ships
  • Precious fixes new acquisition
  • Norden decides on dividend pay-out
  • Camillo Eitzen's big profit on bulker sale
  • Rakkenes on P&O Nedlloyd board

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • EU publishes list of banned ships
  • Princess goes to shore power in Seattle
  • BP orders LNG tankers

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Port of Seattle to offer shore power to cruise ships
  • Intermodal freight numbers return to positive position
  • TOP takes delivery of last of 10 tankers
  • Union Pacific orders diesel-electric locomotives
  • American Airlines Cargo bumping up fuel surcharge

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 4, 2004
  • Andersen joins AP Møller 'inner circle'
    THOMAS Thune Andersen has been appointed by A P Møller-Maersk as a new partner of the company A P Møller, write Andrew Draper and David Osler.
  • Peace hope for Panama in ITF row
    HOSTILE relations between the International Transport Workers' Federation and the world's largest register have shown signs of improvement following meetings held between the two organisations to coincide with World Maritime Day.
  • Send in your nominations for Lloyd's List Awards 2005
    NOMINATIONS have now opened for the Lloyd's List Awards 2005, which will be presented at a gala dinner at the Banqueting House in London's Whitehall on February 24.
  • Clelia sells Stelmar stake
    CLELIA Haji-Ioannou has sold her shares in Stelmar Shipping, apparently breaking ranks with her brother Stelios, who has been embroiled in a war of words with the tanker company.
  • Defence force to protect Iraqi ports
    IRAQ, the Middle East's fifth largest oil producer, has boosted security in its waters with deployment of a defence force to protect its coast and ports, Bloomberg reports.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Stelios' sister sells out
    THE Haji-Ioannou family stake in Stelmar Shipping has been significantly cut after Stelios' sister, Clelia, sold all her shares on the open market
  • Europe struggles with Asian boxes
    A number of European container hubs which handle Far Eastern traffic, particularly Chinese imports, will suffer increasing difficulties in the run up to Christmas
  • P&O to cut back Ferrymasters
    P&O Ferries' business review, unveiled this week, will lead to redundancies at the company's unit load division, Ferrymasters
  • Brokers applauded for achievement
    J Lauritzen chief executive Torben Janholt says he is envious of today's shipbrokers, who have to be 'very close to the action'
  • Dutch dredger forms Indian branch
    VAN Oord of the Netherlands has floated an Indian company ' Ballast Ham Dredging (India) ' to try and win more Indian dredging contracts
  • Santos prepares for Fox exports
    THE new Santos car export terminal will become a serious competitor for the existing Deicmar facility when it opens in January
  • Indian scrap import explodes
  • Teamsters take on AP Møller
  • Izar strikes continue
  • Wilhelmsen merger welcomed
  • Calais blockade lifted
  • Hutchison contract approved
  • Pickets return to Vancouver

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • West Coast sea cargo diverted to air
    Container traffic prompting shippers and forwarders to divert some cargo that normally moves by ocean to airfreight.
  • Judge won't block ILA contract | Charleston balks
  • In debate, Bush, Kerry spar over cargo security
  • Rotterdam facing 24-hour strike
  • Floods jam Bangladesh containers
  • Cosco adds 8,000-TEU ships to Long Beach service
  • U.S. importers urge support of textile quota phase-out
  • Coast Guard faulted on port security review
  • No deal after new talks between UPS, pilots
  • New amendment to clear unclaimed boxes
  • American raises fuel surcharge
  • Highway spending extended, HOS reprieve
  • Schwarzenegger vetoes LA port smog bill

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Dutch port reveals extent of its Rottergate exposure
    Former Rotterdam port director Willem Scholten issued a staggering '180 (US$223.18) million in bank guarantees to entrepreneur - and former RDM Group owner - Joep van den Nieuwenhuyzen.
  • CSCL Europe caught in Dutch industrial dispute
    China Shipping's mega-vessel, the 8,076TEU CSCL Europe, will be caught in the tomorrows planned strike by Rotterdam dockers whether she enters the port or not, say union officials.
  • PSA to further rationalise Asian division
  • Terminal showdown in Russia's Wild East
  • Brazilia earmarks further port funding

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • RCCL revs up convertibles
    Share price levels set for holders to trade in notes for shares in cruise company.
  • Patriot gets more time from MSC
    Vessel manager will be allowed to keep ro-ro contracts into second-quarter 2005 pending award protest.
  • MC takes the medicine
    Gas carrier owner faces one time loss on $45m refinancing deal that will cut interest costs.
  • OSG sees record high
    New York tanker company enjoying life after 50.
  • Laden tanker still aground
    Fotini Lady faces wait while barges are mobilised to lighten panamax.
  • Clelia Haji-Ioannou quits Stelmar
    Stelios' sister liquidates entire 6% holding in wake of Fortress takeover bid.
  • Pallion purrs over SeaCats
    Wearside's last shipyard seals three-ship refit deal with Sea Containers.
  • Judge rejects ILA challenge
    'Greatest and strongest' stevedore contract in history hits US east and gulf ports today.
  • Olav Rakkenes set to return
    Retired liner shipping chief to boost independence of Royal P&O Nedlloyd board.
  • Gulf rates rise
    MARCO boxship group hikes eastbound levels, while EMERA slaps terminal handling charge on Doha.
  • Denmark probes grounding
    Maritime safety chiefs interview tanker officers as refloating plan is reviewed.
  • Byzantine panamax grounds
    Laden Greek product carrier newbuilding runs into trouble off Danish island of Samsoe.
  • Hyundai orders up a quarter
    Korean yard seals $6bn of new business in first eight months as it passes 2004 target.
  • Plantations polish Bollore profits
    Asset sales boost earnings of French owner of Delmas and Otal box lines.
  • Franship agrees Anitra payout
    CMB ship management subsidiary to pay $1.5m for 1996 Delaware Bay pollution incident.
  • Andersen ascends
    Danish giant AP Moller-Maersk appoints former US chief Thomas Thune Andersen as its fifth partner.
  • STX inks Sovcomflot series
    South Korean shipbuilder picks up order for pricey product carrier quartet from Russian owner.
  • Precious fixes latest acquisition
    Thai bulker player wastes little time chartering out recently delivered handysize Vijitra Naree.
  • Teekay ups divvy
    New York-listed aframax giant opts to lift quarterly payout to shareholders by 10%.
  • Ten out of ten for TOP
    Evangelos Pistiolis' US-listed Greek tanker firm takes delivery of final ship in Sovcomflot series.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Rakkenes joins board of Royal P&O Nedlloyd
  • Andersen promoted to partner of Maersk group
  • EC banned 19 ships in past 10 months
  • Med/Middle East carriers raise rates
  • Parker leaves Hamburg Sud's U.K. organization
  • FESCO starts Vladivostok/Magadan link
  • Industri-Matematik AB names Norling as managing director in Sweden
  • DHL opens regional sorting center in Erie, Pa.
  • WSC supports industry call for NVO service contracts
  • Apparel importers' group blasts 'scare tactics' of U.S. textile industry
  • U.S. drops dumping cases on pipes from Mexico, Turkey
  • New Zealand Customs to require cargo reports for transits from Australia
  • New fee for shipments to and from Shenzhen ports
  • Port authorities' association names LaGrange to lead board
  • MSC terminal in Bremerhaven starts operations
  • Port of Vancouver uses fuel additive to lower pollution

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 1, 2004
  • Stena Line considers freight increase on Poland ferry
    2003 was a satisfying year for Stena Line on the Gdynia-Karlskrona run, with 385,000 passengers, 51,500 cars and 46,500 ...
  • Unconventional supply vessel ship of the year in Norway
    The offshore supply vessel "Viking Avant" has been named "Ship of the year" in Norway. The 5,850-DWT vessel, built ...
  • Greek tanker grounded in Storebaelt
    Danish Authorities is on alert after the grounding of a Greek owned tanker in Storebaelt yesterday. The Liberian-flagged tanker ...

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