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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 11, 2001
Shipping News
  • PSA Corp in 3rd China venture - Guangzhou
    PSA Corp yesterday announced its latest overseas venture - its third in China - under which it will help manage and run three container berths at Guangzhou.
  • Hyundai reduces N Korea cruises
  • South Korea leads in record year for shipbuilding industry
  • Freemantle crane productivity Line is overdrawn highest of Aussie ports in Q4
Air and Land Transport
  • Grounded Ansett: Wing cracks won't delay Easter flights
    ANSETT, Australia's second-largest carrier after Qantas Airways, grounded its entire Boeing 767-200 fleet yesterday after engineers carrying out safety checks last weekend discovered cracks of up to 5cm in the engine pylons in three of the aircraft.
  • Northwest Airlines, mechanics in tentative deal
  • Largest airline is born as American completes TWA purchase

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 10, 2001
  • USDA sets $32M for port inspectors
    The agency will add 350 personnel at critical ports of entry to protect against animal and plant diseases.
  • Another Cho Yang ship held
    The carrier's troubles deepened this week when the vessel CY Honour was arrested in Felixstowe.
  • Canadian customs extends e-filing deadline
    The deadline for customs brokers to file import information electronically has been extended to July 1.
  • Panama shaken by shipping register scandal
    An investigation into Panama's Maritime Authority has uncovered as many as 1,000 unqualified sailors working under false documents.
  • Czech Air launched JFK-Prague service
  • British company starts trans-Atlantic Antonov service
  • Strike ends at Bangladeshi port
  • Customs gets $2.3B in Bush budget
  • Rail slump eases in March
  • Budget shifts MSP to Defense
  • End to Santos strike
  • Great Western offers larger containers
  • China vows logistics upgrade
  • Northwest, mechanics reach deal

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 11, 2001
  • Cosfre LCL Company records rapid growth
  • Tan Cang expansion
  • Portnet up for Seatrade Award
  • P&O director Remi Speld retires after 38 years
  • Hyundai launches new web site
  • UPS makes Philippine move
  • FedEx upgrades mainland service
  • American Airlines opens Miami service centre

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 10, 2001
  • Northwest agreement with pilots
  • New chairman European Shippers' Council
  • New juice centre Port of Rotterdam
  • Atlas Air has entered into a contract for services with Martinair Holland.
  • Amsterdam in German terminal
  • Signs of recovery for rail
  • Chemical company from Rotterdam to Antwerp

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 11, 2001
  • Shipping bodies exhorted to donate to seamen's fund
  • Varun Shipping's net up 81 pc
  • TNWA agrees to slot exchange with Evergreen
  • Safmarine enters transpacific trade thru slot allocations
  • Canmar, Senator restructure Canada-Med. service
  • P&O Nedlloyd & MOL upgrade Asia-SA service
  • Record results for Panalpina
  • Lykes to offer customs services
  • Maersk Sealand upgrades Mideast-South Africa service
  • Hapag-Lloyd's parent posts 59 pc jump in profit
  • Kalmar Industries' acquisition of Nelcon BV confirmed
  • China to phase out older ships
  • GAC starts ship-to-ship services in Vietnam
  • New reefer container ships for Cosco
  • Unishipping to open SA office
  • NYK adds online services
  • First of four 6,800-TEU P&O Nedlloyd ship to be named
  • Hanjin HI secures 45 pc of its new order target this year
  • ECU-Line, NACA in pact on transatlantic trade
  • Mercosul Line orders two container vessels from Brazil
  • Wan Hai Lines to put 5 box ships on Asia-US West Coast route in June
  • Hyundai takes delivery of largest container vessel
  • AP Moller team in SA to discuss ports
  • Malaysia to prop up ports
  • Hyundai books $ 334 m orders
  • Maersk Logistics bags two AFIA trophies
  • Seattle port to spend $ 50 m for Hanjin
  • No extending SIL validity period: HC
  • Govt identifies 2 potential areas for mango, apple AEZs
  • Review abatement rates, urges Ficci
  • CII dedicates itself to cause of India-Iran economic partnership
  • Zonal JDGFT spells out Exim Policy sops
  • ChPI Worldwide 2001 to be held in London this Oct.
  • China asks India to go easy on anti-dumping probes
  • Kandla Port handles 36.7 m tons in 2000-01
  • Cochin Port exceeds cargo handling target by 9.3 pc
  • LCL cargo movement surges from ICD-Sabarmati to D'Node
  • Inflation falls to 5.43 pc
  • Another bumper crop year ahead: Minister
  • Red Chambers may set up processing base in India
  • Main steel producers free to charge actual freight
  • New office-bearers of ACHAA elected
  • Si'Tarc gets international accreditation

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 10, 2001
  • Montreal barge back in service soon, avails set to improve
  • Crude oil higher on product strength, repeat of last year's collapse on the cards?
  • Bunker prices for Brazilian ports
  • EMMF says time is up for substandard barge operators
  • Company updates
  • Bakri to offer bunkers at Dammam and expand facilities at Yanbu

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 10, 2001
  • Hyper-accelerated corrosion likely caused Castor problems
    The Cyprus Department of Merchant Shipping and ABS have jointly announced preliminary findings that point to hyper-accelerated corrosion as the probable principal cause behind the structural failure of the product tanker Castor.
  • OMI adds ships
    OMI Corporation has agreed to acquire two 37,000 dwt product carriers under construction in South Korea. The vessels are scheduled for delivery in the Fall of this year and has also exercised an option to contract with Sumitomo Corporation for a newbuilding 47,000 dwt product carrier.

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 11, 2001
  • Castor corrosion could impact on surveys - ABS
    AMERICAN Bureau of Shipping has warned that the extent and rapid spreading of corrosion aboard the product tanker Castor was the most likely reason for its casualty and could ultimately...
  • P&I lawyer Bielecki is barred for lying
    LEADING P&I lawyer Jacek 'Jack' Bielecki - famed for leading a high-rolling millionaire lifestyle despite massive debts - has been banned from legal practice after lying...
  • Sea Containers wins canal
    SEA Containers has won a 40-year concession from the Greek government to operate the historic Corinth Canal, traversed by some 12,000 vessels a year. The canal is situated approximately 30...
  • Renaissance bailed out by Malvern in $80m deal
    Malvern Maritime, an Isle of Man-based investor with no known track record in shipping, is set to secure the future of Renaissance Cruises with an $80m injection of fresh capital. In return...

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 10, 2001
  • Castor hit by 'rapid corrosion'
  • Pacific NW power crisis escalates
  • LR offers to promote transparency
  • Budget cut for US Army Corps
  • Yangshan project wins approval
  • US uncovers Honduran licence fraud
  • GL takes fuel cell initiative
  • PSA Corp inks deal with Guangzhou
  • China Shipbuilding seeks job cuts
  • Hyundai to cut North Korea cruises
  • Tanker ban 'will hit 6,000 calls'
  • Chatham mud bar 'known in January'
  • Panama Canal head honoured
  • Izar courts US Navy
  • Drug smugglers canned in Sydney
  • USCG in line for budget boost
  • DB to raise Wilhelmshaven funds
  • Seamen killed in blast off Fujairah
  • Cochin terminal 'will go ahead'
  • Marad budget slashed
  • Miami-Bahamas service under way
  • FGH gets $100M lifeline
  • 'Charleston Five' campaign launched

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 11, 2001
  • Pour NOL, les PC de plus de 5.500 TEU ne sont pas la panacée
    Jamais dans l’histoire des trafics de lignes régulières les générations de navires ne se sont succédées aussi rapidement qu’au cours des 15 dernières années. On est passé des PC de 3.000 TEU, qui pendant quelques années constituèrent le cheval de bataille, à des PC de 4.000 TEU, puis à 4.500, 5000, 5.500, 6.000/6.500, 7.000/8000 TEU avec Mærsk Sealand. Et aujourd’hui, on attend l’annonce des premières commandes de PC de 9.000 à 10.000 TEU, dont on sait qu’ils sont sérieusement pris en considération par certains armements.
  • Zeekanaal veut augmenter le contingent de pilotes
    Les administrateurs du canal maritime Bruxelles-Escaut ont l’intention de rajeunir le contingent actuel de pilotes indépendants sur le canal maritime. Le corps de pilotes existant doit être agrandi parce qu’un certain nombre de collègues plus âgés sont partis à la pension ou sont sur le point d’arriver à ce statut.
  • Wegtransport obtient la logistique de Xerox Document Supplies
    La société néerlandaise de distibution et de logistique Wegtransport (Amsterdam) a obtenu le contrat pour la logistique de Xerox Document Supplies dans le Benelux. Un contrat de trois ans a été signé par Luc Geelen, directeur général de XDS, et Ron van ‘t Schip, le patron de Wegtransport. Le partenariat est entré en vigueur le 1er avril.
  • “Clients européens du rail: unissez-vous!”
    Les clients fret européens du rail doivent unir leurs forces, de manière à faire en sorte que les bonnes décisions soient prises et appliquées. Telle fut la principale conclusion d’une récente audition organisée à Bruxelles par Railserv, le projet européen de services ferroviaires de fret, en collaboration étroite avec la Commission européenne.

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Marine Linkweb site
APRIL 11, 2001
  • Varna Shipyard Could Be Up By July
  • As Mississippi Rises, Locks Close
  • Moody's Downgrades ACL
  • Budget Proposal Raises Transport Spending
  • Seacor's Fabrikant Earns 140% Bonus Boost
  • MMA To Host Fishing, Ferry Industry Event

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 10, 2001
  • Strike halts Corinth canal traffic
    Workers are protesting canal privatisation plans.
  • US Coast Guard to upgrade fleet
    The agency is to select from three competing industry consortia for its fleet modernising project.
  • Canadian shipbuilders seek tax breaks
    Employment at shipyards has fallen by several thousand since the mid-1990s.
  • Hapag-Lloyd warns on US slowdown
    Container line chief Bernd Wrede fears growth could be reversed this year.
  • Italian brokers lobby to delay single hull ban
    Efforts to stop the Italian government extending its single hull tanker ban are stepping up.
  • Carisbrooke ship sinks
    Outlook for the Cheryl C partially submerged on rocks off the coast of Portugal looks bleak.
  • Varun profits soar
    India's Varun Shipping Co has sustained an unbroken 17-year profit record on the back of improved rates.
  • Cruiseship set for auction
    A cruise vessel detained for over six years is to be sold off in May.
  • Osprey gives Hanjin LNG break
    John Fredriksen's Osprey has been spreading its newbuildings around to find early deliveries.
  • Crew block reefer
    Russian crew are holding up a Cypriot-flagged reefer vessel over unpaid wages.
  • Ming Wah shareholders advised to hang fire
    Advisers say shareholders of takeover target Ming Wah could do well to hang onto their stock.
  • Share option error boost for Skaugen
    Mix up leads to securities houses going short on shares in Norwegian gas carrier and tanker owner.
  • DFDS sells ro-ro
    Danish transporation group DFDS moves to slim down ro-ro age profile.
  • IMC sails into the black
    Hong Kong-listed bulk shipping company recovers from 1999 losses.
  • OMI extends product tanker play
    US tanker player OMI has hit the acquisition and newbuilding trail again to boost its product tanker fleet.
  • Stowaway problem hits Japan
    Several cases of stowaways have been uncovered in Japan as its ports become the latest target of illegal immigrants.
  • HMM halves North Korean cruises
    The Korean shipowner is cutting cruises to the North in a bid to save the loss making operation.
  • ST Marine profits leap 28%
    First quarter profits leap on the back of improving turnover and investments.
  • Seacor boss coins it
    Charles Fabrikant, ceo of the Houston-based offshore vessel operator, saw his bonus leap 140% last year.

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