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The Business Timesweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2004
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  • Indonesia pressures Eukor to salvage sunken car carrier
    INDONESIA is mounting pressure on ship operator Eukor Car Carriers Inc to remove the wreck of the Hyundai No 105 car carrier that sank in May this year after a collision in the Singapore Strait.
  • Fears of shipowners' strike in Norway drive up oil prices
    CRUDE oil rose to a record in New York on concern production in Norway, the world's third-biggest exporter, may be halted by a shipowners' strike, reducing supply as demand from China is increasing.
  • Tanker rates from Middle East hit record high
    OIL tanker rates for shipping crude from the Middle East reached a record high for a fourth week as refiners boosted fuel imports ahead of the northern hemisphere winter amid soaring oil prices.
  • China Shipping's Q3 profit swells 64%
  • North Korea fumes as Japan and allies prepare for marine drill

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Sched Netweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2004
  • Forum raises key concerns about China's port industry
  • Rail freight transportation rises in September
  • Canadian rail firm opens offices in Shanghai, Beijing
  • USF Corp net income falls
  • Hanjin Shipping to expand Portland operation
  • Tax cut to benefit US shipping companies
  • Cathay Pacific granted further rights for China services
  • AMR suffers Q3 loss of US$214m
  • HKIA upgrades power system
  • Air New Zealand to increase Perth frequency, fuel surcharge

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Exim Indiaweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2004
  • Essar Shipping net surges by 46 pc in Q2
  • MoS to encourage entry of private firms in dredging
  • Onion exporters now shedding tears of joy
  • Garment exports up by 25 pc in Sept.
  • Jewellery exports to touch $ 16 bn by 2007: GJEPC chief
  • Dairy product exports rising
  • Over 1.2 lakh tonnes of cheap soya oil imports flood India
  • Ports in Gujarat, scrap dealers told to declare explosives in scrap cargoes
  • Dahej terminal to handle 5 m tonnes of LNG from next year
  • Transworld Logistics bags prestigious ODC contract of Praj Industries
  • Consolidated Shipping Group (UAE) & LCL Agencies (India) form strategic alliance
  • Forex reserves up by $ 20 million to $ 1,19,304 million
  • Plan panel to review role of TAMP
  • India to stress on 'quality' of cotton textiles: Minister
  • Textile industry well set to meet post-quota demands: ICMF chief
  • Major gas find at Hazira in Gujarat
  • Study sees potential for $ 300-bn manufactured goods exports by 2015
  • CCEA approves Rs 190-cr. scheme to strengthen agri-marketing infrastructure
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 332 m
  • New Zealand PM seeks better trade ties

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Curoil: Sales improving as year closes
    Netherlands Antilles supplier sees positive end to challenging year.
  • 'More of the same' as China-bound arb rates hit $9m
    Poten and Partners' Marine Director predicts continued high freight rates for the transportation of fuel oil as Panamax fleet adjustment to double hulls continues.
  • Utility fuel oil demand waning, bunkers increasing
    Delegates at 25th Fuel Oil Buyer's Conference in Miami told by utility companies that adaptation to natural gas and tighter sulphur regulations on fuel oil will see demand wane.
  • New spill in Washington waters
    A small spill was reported in Washington waters this weekend, but fortunately far smaller than the recent 'mystery' Tacoma incident, which is still being investigated.
  • New Vopak Europoort pier ready for first vessel
    A crucial part of the so-called Vopak Terminal Europoort Fuel Oil investment programme is complete as new finger pier awaits first vessel.
  • Gibraltar brisk and bullish
  • Testing agency warns charterers about quality requirements
    While bunker suppliers are able to limit their liability to the exact ISO 8217 specifications, charterers' responsibility for bunker quality goes beyond 'on spec' requirements.
  • Hong Kong players hopeful of improved market
    Suppliers in Hong Kong anticipate improved demand with prices regaining a more competitive edge. Taiwan remained closed today.
  • O.W. Far East expands trading team further
  • Firm start to the week in Rotterdam
  • Surveyor's trial not set to resume until mid December
    The trial of bunker surveyor, Vigneson Subramaniam, which began last Monday and was adjourned four days later is not expected to resume until December 17.
  • Former FAMM employee appointed sales manager at Kittiwake
    Kittiwake Developments Ltd appoints new sales manager with extensive knowledge and experience of the marine fuels and lubricants market.

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International Transport Journalweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2004
  • EFL International Distribution launches improved website
  • Round table examines EU enlargement and road transport
  • U-Freight inaugurates new Penang logistics hub
  • IHG Logistics: Germany-Syria weekly
  • Icelandic companies in airline share purchasing spree
  • New Ireland service
  • Jordi Mallol soon to resign as Feteia president

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Maritime Global Netweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Camillo Eitzen buys tanker newbuild resales
  • Concordia VLCCs sold to new company
  • Australia set to cut liner conference antitrust immunity
  • Tidewater's US operations back in profit
  • US tax law change "to create level playing field"
  • Bunker warning to charterers

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Marine Logweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Carnival plans $1 billion stock repurchase
  • P&I warning on pilot personal injury claims

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World Wide Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Made in Oregon opens expanded Portland Airport store
  • South Maury Island spill has Gov. Locke making changes
  • Daylight Savings Time ending on Halloween
  • Washington State Ferries pushes back Keystone meeting
  • Primaris Airlines buying Boeing Dreamliner aircraft

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Lloyd's Listweb site
OCTOBER 26, 2004
  • Oslo steps in to end North Sea oil rig strike
    NORWAY'S 3m barrel per day North Sea oil sector has been hauled back from total shutdown after the Oslo government yesterday intervened for the second time this year to stop an industrial dispute bringing production to a standstill.
  • Shipping Australia vows to amend trade act
    CONTAINER line umbrella group Shipping Australia has pledged to propose its own amendments to Part X of the Trade Practices Act to convince the country's Productivity Commission that abolition of anti-trust immunity would be counterproductive, reports Lloyd's List DCN in Australia.
  • Design features add to bill for AP Møller-Maersk ships
    AP Møller-Maersk is prepared to pay a high price for quality, with optional design features adding more than 10% to the cost of a quartet of super post-panamaxes to be built in Korea.
  • Carnival to buyback $1bn shares
    CARNIVAL Corp has unveiled a plan to internalise some of its bountiful cash through a board authorisation to buy back up to $1bn of its shares and a 20% increase in its quarterly dividend.
  • Pedal-powered boost to the Entente Cordiale
    P&O Ferries gave a generous boost to cross-Channel relations at the weekend with its sponsorship of a unique Paris to London cycle race, held as part of this year's centenary celebrations of the Entente Cordiale diplomatic agreement between the two nations.

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Fairplayweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Norway to end oil strike
    THE Norwegian government plans to end a long-running offshore rig strike through forced meditation today, an official at the Norwegian Shipowners' Association (NSA) told Fairplay
  • New ore deal furthers port expansion
    AUSTRALIA'S Fortescue Metals has announced its third firm contract to supply iron ore to China, furthering its plan to export 45Mtpa through Port Hedland from 2007
  • Puerto Rico cruise impasse spreads
    THE ongoing impasse between Puerto Rico and the cruise industry is now affecting islands elsewhere in the Caribbean
  • US may export beef to Japan again
    BEEF exports may soon begin flowing from the US to Japan, breaking a ban in place since last December after a single BSE case was discovered in Washington State
  • Concor plans two more CFS JVs
    CONTAINER Corp of India is planning to set up two more container freight stations as joint ventures
  • Kingston vows to clear congestion
    CONGESTION in Kingston, Jamaica will be alleviated, vows Peter Ford, the new GM of APM's Kingston Container Terminal
  • BBC China may break up
  • China Shipping's 3Q04 profit up 64%
  • Canadian LNG protests
  • Camillo buys two chemical tankers
  • Seamen bailed after diver's death
  • Hutchison denies Yantai talks
  • Polaris enters Puget Sound spill
  • Australian anti-trust fight
  • Italy agrees to take in stowaways
  • Le Havre's first Port 2000 deal

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • EU to lift sanctions on U.S. exports
    European Union will lift sanctions on U.S. goods in January after Congress repealed $5 billion in illegal export subsidies.
  • Double-digit growth for Savannah
    Container tonnage and traffic moved by rail surged in the first three months of the Georgia port's fiscal year.
  • Customs proposes C-TPAT standards
  • Trade growth to strengthen: WTO
  • CNF swings to 3Q loss on charge
  • New York shipments grow
  • AAEI surveying effects of inspections
  • NWA Cargo expands China service
  • Ohio county offers $300M bonds for DHL
  • India-Europe costs to rise
  • Thailand streamlines customs processing
  • Ryder income up 45 percent

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Containerisation Internationalweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Carriers promise own Part X alternative for Australia
    Carriers will present their own alternative to the Australian Productivity Commission's (PC) draft recommendation to end anti-trust immunity, in an effort 'to avoid, if at all possible, increased Government regulation.'
  • Xiamen added to Australia-China Express
  • Port Klang terminals to hike rates 10%-90%
  • Growing Marseilles beginning to reposition empties for other European ports
  • CONCOR to tie up with P&O Ports and CMA CGM or MISC for new ICDs
  • Shock for NZ-China meat trade
  • Oil fuels the world and trade, says Gulftainer
  • APMT Rotterdam embarks on 'maximum' expansion scheme
  • Incheon volumes grew by 15%
  • Royal P&O Nedlloyd EGM to settle board and share-purchase questions

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TradeWindsweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Rising tide
    Louisiana-based offshore operator Tidewater also seeing benefits from US tax reform.
  • Teekay tanker OK to sail
    Chartered Bergitta cleared to discharge crude in Rotterdam before fixing collision damage.
  • Drunken sailor escapes longboat
    Novoship tanker master who was ten times over limit gets away with modest fine.
  • The taxman lightens up
    Bush inks reform bill with major boost to OSG.
  • Gram sells newbuildings
    A consortium led by Peter D Gram confirms Korean chemical carrier deal with Eitzen.
  • Carnival to buy back $1bn of stock
    Micky Arison hopes to boost investor value by mopping up spare cash.
  • Essar on the up
    Indian owner's tankers and bulkers bring in the cash during second quarter.
  • Ispat sails into the sunset
    Steel sultan Lakshmi Mittal to lend his name to shipping subsidiary as part of big restructuring.
  • Teekay tanker collision
    Denmark detains laden aframax and containership involved in Great Belt collision.
  • DFDS boosts ro-ro terminal
    Danish shipowner's Copenhagen facility wins five weekly calls from acquisition target Polferries.
  • Profits slide at GSI
    Low value of projects plus rising costs hit third quarter performance at Chinese shipbuilder.
  • DL defies doom-mongers
    Indonesia's Djakarta Lloyd reveals three years of profits despite claims of red ink.
  • Frontline confirms VLCC sale
    Single-hulled Golden fountain off to new owners, but not before one more profitable voyage.
  • Korean newbuildings sold
    But Axel Eitzen is not confirming details of chemical carrier deal that appears to bring in Peter D Gram as shareholder.
  • If at first...
    Top Tankers goes back to market for $25m it did not get in July IPO.
  • Four more for Vinalines
    Vietnam owner continues series of newbuildings at domestic Vinashin yard.
  • VLCCs break $200,000 barrier
    Records continue to tumble as Eastern Mediterranean tanker reported fixed at World Scale 275 into Korea.
  • Severnaya talks to Sovcomflot
    Russian naval builder looks to book some civil business with a multipurpose order.
  • Panama mulls new charges
    Meeting of Canal's board in Chile considers future of tariffs.
  • Daewoo seeks KLC influence
    Korean shipbuilder joins Fredriksen as shareholder in domestic LNG player with a $22.6m spend on its stock.
  • Suez Canal revenues up
    But fewer ships passed through waterway in August compared to the previous month.

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American Shipperweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Hanjin service preserves Japan exports for Pacific Northwest growers
  • Royal P&O Nedlloyd finalizes shareholders' meeting
  • Montemar replaces affiliate in U.S./South America joint service
  • China Shipping replaces Trieste feeder by direct service
  • NASSCO starts construction of fourth BP oil tanker
  • UPS posts $791 million profit on international strength
  • Record U.S. intermodal volumes
  • U.S. Customs stations attaches in Mexico, Canada
  • U.S. beef exports to Japan to resume soon
  • AAEI project to document effect of customs exams on shippers
  • WTO reports resilient strength of world trade
  • Textile panel rules that threat exists from imported Chinese socks
  • Fish and Wildlife to allow controlled beluga sturgeon imports
  • Marseilles-Fos box volumes rise 11%
  • Joint container control program started in Guayaquil, Dakar ports

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The Scandinavian Shipping Gazetteweb site
OCTOBER 25, 2004
  • Forced arbitration likely in North Sea conflict
    The Norwegian government is likely to use its powers to bring the parties in the four month old North Sea ...
  • Drunk captain removed from bridge
    A Russian captain of the 19,990 DWT chemical/CPP tanker "MCT Alioth" was removed from command when it was establised ...
  • Container carrier and tanker in collision in Great Belt
    Sunday afternoon a container carrier and a tanker loaded with heavy fuel oil was in a collision near Agersø Flak ...




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