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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
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  • Lines hit by US congestion to charge levy
    A continuing strong peak season and ongoing congestion at the key US West Coast ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have resulted in additional surcharges being slapped on the trade.
  • Salim raising funds to bail out Philippine unit
    INDONESIA's Salim Group is raising fresh funds to bail out listed shipping subsidiary Negros Navigation Co , the Philippines' second largest inter-island passenger and cargo line, from its financial woes.
  • Pirate boat capsizes after colliding with tug
    SIX armed, masked pirates capsized their speedboat while attempting to board a tug that was underway at the southern end of Indonesia's Riau Islands recently.
  • Turkey jams could stoke oil prices
  • Okay aims to be China's first private airliner to take to skies
  • Steel prices may drive up ship costs
  • London firms to broker freight derivatives

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • EDI confirmation service launched in Shanghai
  • Shipping services between China, US rise in 2003
  • U-Freight names N China regional manager
  • Famous Pacific Shipping relocates in Port Klang
  • APM Terminals to manage container terminal in Zeebrugge
  • LHC reports increased operating profit over first nine months
  • GAC names new Singapore manager
  • Dragonair posts record monthly throughput in September
  • Northwest reaches tentative agreement with pilots
  • Qantas to increase fuel surcharge
  • EGSAC spreads its wings to South Africa

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • 'JNP congestion solution lies with maritime fraternity & ex-im trade'D. T. Joseph
  • Mercator Lines earns Rs 31 cr. net in Q2
  • Asian freight rates surge on hopes of year-end demand
  • Congestion problem at JNP - Rashmiin Kumar Mahapatra
  • Scrap import norms tightened
  • TAMP allows MbPT to levy separate wharfage rates for motor vehicle shipments on ad valorem basis
  • Port workers seek 20 pc bonus before Dassera
  • A. Janardhana Rao assumes charge as Chairman in-charge of Kandla Port Trust
  • Mumbai Port handles 16.77 m tonnes in H1
  • DPA seeks early shifting from RGCT to ICTT
  • A-I to fly higher with more focused cargo biz
  • Oil tanker rates soaring to new records
  • Cologne Bonn Airport rolls out red carpet to Air-India, Jet
  • CII training programme on NFTP on Oct. 19-20

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Curoil suffers as Valero steps-up competition
    Re-emergence of Aruba as competitive bunkering port since Valero's acquisition in February has contributed to sales halving for Cura'ao's state-owned oil company, Curoil.
  • Bosphorus congestion affects Black Sea exports/ Istanbul bunkers
    Congestion building in the Straits is leading to increasing delays for tankers from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.
  • Rotterdam holding firm this morning
  • Salalah: New facility will prevent supply interruptions
    Supplier says that the new land-based ex-pipe facility in Salalah will prevent future supply suspensions as storage vessels return from dry-dock.
  • Egypt: EGPC seeking up to 284,000 mt of bunker fuel

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • World Mail and Express Conference, Hong Kong, November 16
  • IBS launches cargo solution for airlines' cargo operations
  • Schenker building near Mainz
  • One in ten road bridges in Germany should be shut for safety reasons
  • Fuel prices hurt industry but encourage long-term fuel-savings
  • Euro-flag ships make up 25% of world fleet
  • New appointment for NYK Logistics Premier Automotive Group

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • ELAA responds to EC White Paper
  • Nordic American's strong Q3
  • Siem Offshore orders 2 PSVs from Aker
  • Farstad sells Far Turbot
  • Bye-bye Ellerman

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 16, 2004
  • Succession at Detyens
  • Australia seeks destroyer bids

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Unified Command responds to Vashon Island oil spill
  • Intermodal and carload counts post gains during September
  • Onboard food service returns for some WSF riders
  • Portland Port Commission Oks purchase of new post-Panamax crane
  • Panama Canal repair work completed ahead of schedule

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Lines are 'fizzing with anger' over surcharges
    RELATIONS between container lines and their customers have plunged to new lows, with surcharges driving a huge wedge between the two sides, a shipper representative claimed this week.
  • Willis plots $10.5bn takeover of bigger rival Aon
    RAPIDLY expanding broking group Willis is understood to be mulling a $10.5bn-plus takeover bid for its bigger rival Aon. If a deal takes the form of a merger, it would value the new set-up at around $16bn.
  • No review on MCA death rate failing
    THE Maritime and Coastguard Agency's apparent failure to stop the rising death rate off the UK coast will not be subjected to an independent review, the government confirmed this

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Ghost ships await court ruling
    ARGUMENTS began in US District Court in Washington on 15 October over the fate of nine "ghost" ships originally bound for England
  • Cruise ships offered discounts
    TASMANIAN ports are offering a 10 per cent discount on tonnage charges for cruise ships if more than one port is visited
  • Dalrymple plans may be hit
    PLANS to increase capacity at Australia's Dalrymple coal terminal may be stalled due to a recommendation to reduce port charges
  • IMO to clean up shipbreaking
    THE International Maritime Organization today announced plans for a mandatory ship-breaking regime
  • Kingston containers backing up
    GROWING container backlogs in Kingston, Jamaica are being blamed on the new X-ray security system
  • SEPI edges towards Izar solution
    SPANISH unions have welcomed the government's new plan to restructure shipbulider Izar, but warned that strike action could continue at individual work centres
  • Fesco buys Sovfracht interest
  • Philippine seafarer issues tackled
  • €12M raised to replace Le Joola
  • Injured truck driver wins damages
  • New US-Mexico ferry planned
  • German yard funding to hit jobs
  • Ellerman name to go
  • Vinalines chief fired for graft
  • HK rejects river terminal plea
  • Pipeline pressure building up

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Union ends Canada border protests
    But union leaders tell rank-and-file to reject latest government contract offer.
  • U.S. Customs to clear shipments in Canada
  • APL petition supported by NIT League
    National Industrial Transportation League backs carrier's petition on tariff rate changes.
  • JB Hunt earnings up 46.5 percent
  • Werner 3Q net up
  • Vietnam moves to customs e-filing
  • AMB launches $346M in developments
  • Bonanza for Frankfurt cargo
  • Dragonair cargo up
  • Landstar posts higher profit
  • U-Freight tabs Northern China manager

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • LA congestion drives VSA revamp
    Members of the ANZ-WCNA vessel sharing agreement have been forced into a significant schedule re-organisation in an effort to mitigate the ongoing impact of Los Angeles congestion.
  • Investigators search for Tacoma oil spill culprit
  • Carriers blast Melbourne over new charge on empties
  • PONL's Euromax fears stalls Grand Alliance Ceres deal
  • Lines counter-attack to burst 'fizzing' shippers' bubbles
  • Johor Port to undergo significant changes
  • Canadian public service strikers head back to work
  • Export cargo volume increases in Guangdong
  • Hanjin container index one point down over August

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Charter hire bites Hoegh
    Operating expenses took a $20m bigger bite this quarter than last.
  • Title XI back in action
    US Maritime Administrator William Schubert has been given a high sign but with a question mark.
  • OSG facing huge tax windfall
    Analyst calculates owner could reap up to $112m in tax deferrals from new US package.
  • Miami owner must pay up
    A judicial sale of the tanker 'Atlantica' to pay allegedly neglected crew looks likely.
  • Metro Pacific goes in low
    Nenaco parent tries to mop up remaining shares for a knock-down price.
  • Odfjell sells oldies
    Chemical-carrier major Odfjell may have found a Turkish buyer for two Spanish-built ships.
  • Kiwis to audit Aratere
    Authorities to study navigational practices and systems of accident prone Toll ferry company.
  • Teigen cuts TTA stake again
    Thai bulker owner's biggest shareholder sells more shares to bring holding to 3%.
  • Clamour for Beng Kuang shares
    Labroy subsidiary's IPO massively over-subscribed in Singapore.
  • Crewman forged certificates
    Seafarer Adam Cowell sentenced after using home computer to manufacture documents to get ferry job.
  • Farstad offloads Far Turbot
    Chinese interests agree to purchase elderly anchor handler.
  • Shell buys Sakhalin LNG
    Three more LNG newbuilding deals for Russian product set to be signed shortly.
  • MOL builds buildings interest
    Japanese shipowner completes tender offer for hotels and property group Daibiru Corp.

  • Aker Yards has won a $226m newbuilding deal but it is not naming buyer, vessel type or where the work will be carried out.
  • Japan set for piracy drill
    Patrol ship Mizuho to participate in anti-piracy and terrorism drill with India forces next month.
  • Siem inks Aker PSV pair
    Norwegian yard group adds to offshore newbuilding tally with deals from domestic vessel operator.
  • Frontline plans SFL placement
    But company says disposal of remaining 65% stake in spinoff will not be completed by year-end.
  • Fesco teams with HMM
    Russian box line joins Korean firm as major shareholder in Transorient Shipping.
  • Chowgule sells bulker
    Stock-listed Indian shipowner confirms sale of domestic built panamax to Hong Kong interests.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Carriers urge EC not to rush into antitrust reform
  • NIT League backs APL's petition for rate flexibility
  • China Shipping signs loan agreements for new 9,600-TEU ships
  • Asia/Canada carriers also extend peak-season charge duration
  • Short sea shipping conference discusses shipper apathy
  • American Airlines, DHL cooperate on cargo
  • Crew killed as MK Airlines cargo jet crashes in Halifax
  • DHS secretary Ridge, in Canada, cites progress on 'smart border' plan
  • Nigerian strikes ended

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 15, 2004
  • Stena newbuildings to North Sea service
    The two ro-paxes ordered by Stena RoRo at Fosen Mek. Verksteder will replace "Stena Seatrader" and "Stena Searider" on ...
  • New ferry too large for the berths
    The new ferry for the Danish domestic service from Stigsnæs to Omø in the Great Belt has been sent back ...
  • Fredriksen continues to buy Nedlloyd shares
    John Fredriksen, through his investment company Hemen Holding, continues to buy shares in P & O Royal Nedlloyd, and may be ...

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