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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 19, 2004
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  • Hutchison aims for presence in most parts of the world
    DURING an interview, John Meredith, group managing director of Hutchison Port Holdings, was asked if he really aimed to run the whole world of terminals.
  • HK container port traffic up 9.5% in September
    SEA container traffic through Hong Kong, the world's busiest container port, rose 9.5 per cent in September from the previous year and against a 17 per cent rise in August, data from the Port Development Council showed.
  • Philippine navy deploys anti-terror patrol
    THE Philippine navy yesterday deployed an anti-terrorist task force to patrol resort islands as well as strongholds of al-Qaeda-linked Muslim extremists, officials said.
  • Daewoo wins US$1.1b orders
  • Persian Gulf tanker rates may rise

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 19, 2004
  • HK logistics operators urge government to scrap textile licencing system
  • Huihang superhighway now open
  • New US quotas on Chinese textiles expected
  • Port of Tacoma signs up Yang Ming
  • Chinese manufacturers to spend more on capital expenditure than US peers
  • Rolls-Royce wins order from China Eastern
  • Air Canada expects US$187m Q3 operating income
  • Malaysia Airlines to offer KL-Stockholm-NY service
  • United Airlines names government affairs managers

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 19, 2004
  • Mercator Lines' profit surges by 276 pc in Q2
  • Bengal Tiger Line testing new waters
  • Plea to hike import duty on vanaspati
  • Handicraft exports rise by 24 pc in April-Sept.
  • Dumping duty on PSF withdrawn after CESTAT ruling
  • Mid-term review of dumping duty on PHPG base imports from EU begins
  • Chinese drool at sticky Indian rice
  • KASEZ reaching out for Rs 1,350 cr. exports in 2004-05
  • Iron ore exports more than double in April-May
  • Textile bodies of India, Germany to sign MoU
  • CARE announces its first 'maritime training institute' grading to Cochin Shipyard Ltd's METI
  • Kolkata Port poised to achieve 15 pc growth in cargo handling in 2004-05
  • 9 EoIs for modernisation of airports accepted
  • Cargo throughput at Chennai airport up by 11.46 pc
  • 4,000 trucks lined up at Petrapole for Customs checks
  • Ahlers India appointed agent for OGEFREM, CCC & CGC
  • Forex reserves up by $ 515 million to $ 1,19,284 million
  • Continue tax waiver on profits from sale of DEPB licences, Fieo urges govt
  • Kamal Nath to inaugurate Roundtable on investment opportunities today
  • GIFT to hold seminar on agri EPZs on October 28, 29

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Subpoenas issued, reward offered after "mystery" Tacoma spill
    US Coast Guard investigators have issued several subpoenas in a bid to locate the culprits of a mystery oil spill thought to be caused by a ship in the Puget Sound area.
  • Rotterdam slightly firmer, loading congestion reported
  • First witness appears in corruption trial
    A former employee of implicated bunker supplier gives testimony in the trial of a bunker surveyor charged with criminal malpractice.
  • Singapore expecting 10-12 double hulls over the next year
    A Bunkerworld survey reveals that Singapore is expecting 10-12 new double hulled barges over the coming year, with more on order for delivery the following year.
  • Iraqi wreck removal essential to port refurbishment
    The UN has said there could be as many as 500 wrecks in Iraqi territorial waters, the removal of which is essential to the development of the country's ports into major cargo and container handling facilities and also to protecting the marine environment.

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Alacat 2004 from 7 - 10 November in Barcelona
  • IBS supplies cargo terminal operations system to Emirates
  • European airlines in a sorry state
  • Bibby Distribution invests in the south of UK
  • time:matters expands network
  • Swiss International Air Lines changes winter schedule
  • Luka Koper sheds Trieste shares
  • Gabriele Ogorek: 25 years as a forwarder

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Crews and insurance push up running costs
  • Odfjell sells 2 sister ships
  • Leif Höegh's strong results
  • Intermediaries must measure up to IMD
  • Ferry rating sentenced for forging certificates

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • SWATH crewboats ordered for PEMEX
  • Lockheed Martin LCS passes major milestone
  • Paris MOU campaign focuses on living conditions
  • FCC proposes alloting AIS frequencies to USCG
  • $1.2 billion in orders for Daewoo

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Responsible party still unknown for Dalco Passage oil spill
  • Nominations being accepted for Washington economic awards
  • American Airlines onboard with DHL Express
  • NOAA rankings indicate Dutch Harbor tops for fishing
  • Union Pacific Railroad giving bridge to Oregon city

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 19, 2004
  • IOPC may sue ABS for Prestige cash
    Members of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Fund are debating whether the fund will take recourse action against ABS to recover money paid out following the Prestige oil spill and if so in which jurisdiction, writes Sandra Speares.
  • €100m boost for Stena North Sea route
    STENA Line's 12-month investment in its ferry business has broken the € 400m ($499m) barrier, following a € 100m order for two new ships for Netherlands to UK north east coast services.
  • AP Møller-Maersk breaks $100m containership barrier
    DENMARK'S AP Møller-Maersk has broken through the $100m barrier for containerships.
  • Trafalgar egg will help crack lifeboat cash target
    A limited edition Faberg' egg commemorating the Battle of Trafalgar was on display at Trinity House yesterday as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution launched a '1m appeal for a new lifeboat, writes Sandra Speares.
  • Oil prices still on march
    OIL prices continue to climb this week on the back of supply shortage fears and strengthening demand for heating oil, writes Martyn Wingrove.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • CMA CGM warns Zeebrugge over APM
    FRENCH liner operator CMA CGM has reacted strongly to the port of Zeebrugge's decision to award the concession of its Flanders Container Terminal to APM Terminals
  • Injured yard worker still critical
    THE condition of a worker injured in a blast during newbuilding work at South Korea's INP Heavy Industries yard remains critical
  • English court allows SembCorp plea
    THE High Court in England has allowed Singapore's SembCorp Industries (SCI) to appeal against the ruling of an arbitration tribunal on a conversion dispute
  • Puget Sound spill spreads
    THE search for the vessel thought to have dumped oil into South Puget Sound's Dalco Passage, near Tacoma, is narrowing
  • Bond ordered for crew pay
    GRACE Tanker was ordered by a US federal judge last week to post a $225,000 bond to cover pay owed to the Ukrainian crew of the 3,300dwt Atlantica
  • Short-sea increasingly attractive
    UK road congestion has become such a major problem for shippers that they are looking seriously at alternatives such as short-sea shipping, seminar delegates heard today
  • Indian tightens metal scrap rules
  • IMO to set up scrap report system
  • Petronet to set up Cochin LNG plant
  • Scan Trans looks to add to fleet
  • Melbourne considers dredging fee
  • Vessel aground in South Africa
  • Boxship focus switches onto feeders
  • Stelmar outlines bidding history
  • Stelmar-Fortress details revealed
  • French catch Lithuanian polluter

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • LA union wants 1,000 more full-time longshoremen to ease cargo crush
    Local exec urges West Coast employers to quickly promote 1,000 part-timers to full-time status to help relieve labor shortage at Port of LA-Long Beach.
  • WCO urged to link anti-terror efforts
  • U.S. to challenge Nafta lumber panel
  • Kerry seen boosting cargo screening
  • Opening of MSC Fla. terminal delayed
  • No record, but U.S. intermodal rolls on
  • Polar to open U.S.-China flights
  • P&O shares could hit the market
  • U.S. commander in Iraq faulted supply chain -- Report
  • APM Terminals gets Zeebrugge box hub
  • Record month for Hong Kong air
  • Trade looms over Bangladesh preference row
  • For now, Canada border protestors back at work

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Malaysia's Multimodal Freight fails to levy online charge
    Plans by Multimodal Freight (MMF) to charge shipping lines using the Padang Besar terminal for the improvised web-based online reporting system have been shelved.
  • TSK to drop Manila on its Southern Cross Service
  • Public service dispute resolution confuses Canadian shippers
  • Black Sea port ready for box boom
  • Early ship delivery completes AAS1 upgrade
  • Danube summit calls for integration of cargo traffic
  • Maersk and Concor inaugurate Dadri ICD

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Prestige 'could break ABS'
    Mans Jacobsson is afraid of what might happen if his IOPC wins a lawsuit.
  • Bigger tankers for Lindenau
    Dirk Lindenau and a frequent customer want to move up a notch. But subsidies have killed one three-ship deal.
  • Welcome surprise for Mitsui
    Japanese shipbuilder raises first-half profit forecast after revenues surged by more than expected.
  • Loose lips in Bangkok
    Thoresen Thai has halted trading to do damage control and to say Arne Teigen will remain in management
  • Tallink mulls merger
    Estonian ferry owner ponders merits of tie-up, share listing and another Aker ship order.
  • Another record for OMI
    US tanker owner more than doubles net profit in first three quarters, as rates soar.
  • General Maritime in pole position?
    New York-listed tanker owner has reportedly offered highest price for Top Glory's fleet of bulkers.
  • Atlantska stays at home
    Croatian owner orders two small cargoships at Kraljevica, after scrapping Romanian deal.
  • Stelios warns: 'put insurers on notice'
    Founder says he may yet sue Stelmar management, and reveals early flirtation with OSG.
  • Rickmers sells to Zim
    Israeli group pays $400m for 8 ships under construction at Dalian New.
  • Great Eastern confirms Mipo switch
    Indian owner orders two products carriers in Korea after scrapping Dongyang deal.
  • EADS eyes yard stake
    European defence giant will enter talks to buy 25% of ThyssenKrupp's newly merged shipbuilding outfit.
  • Huaneng denies bulker buy
    Boss Li Xiaopeng says company has failed in its bid to snap up Hong Kong's Top Glory.
  • BBC China grounds
    Crew airlifted from German multi-purpose tweendecker after it runs aground off South Africa.
  • Daewoo bags a billion
    South Korean shipbuilder confirms ten ship LNG, boxship and PCC order haul worth $1.2bn.
  • Aussies hold eight
    MOL and Portline capesizes among ships detained for failing port state control last month.
  • Hunt for Puget polluter
    US authorities said to have narrowed list of suspects in State of Washington spill down to two ships.
  • SembCorp set for Solitaire appeal
    UK high court allows Singapore firm to appeal against 'choice of yard' ruling in conversion case.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Suan steps down at OOCL parent
  • Coast Guard updates safety and security boarding targeting lists
  • Stelmar prepares meeting for takeover approval
  • Rep. Nadler sees 'short sea' role in sustaining harbor hubs
  • Wright relieves Deverill as Military Sealift commander in Europe
  • COSCO, Eastern Air start airport handling joint venture
  • FAST arrives in Otay Mesa
  • Samenfink to drive CBP's ACE development
  • CBP stresses need for global unity on cargo security
  • U.S. eases trade restriction on bald eagle feathers between tribes
  • ESC welcomes EC port liberalization move
  • Bowers calls high-level meeting after 3 ILA officials indicted
  • Los Angeles, Long Beach inbound traffic up 5% in September

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 18, 2004
  • Aker Yards signs big contract
    Aker Yards has signed a USD 226.5 million (EUR 183.0 million) contract with an international operator for delivery of unspecified ...
  • New "super-cranes" to the Port of G'teborg
    The board of the Port of G'teborg will probably before the end of this year decide to invest in two ...
  • Strike costs 150,000 barrels per day
    The strike on Norwegian offshore installations, rigs and production vessels is losing Norway 150,000 barrels per day in production. Since ...

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