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21 September 2021 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 17:19 GMT+2



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Shipping Timesweb site
JUNE 14, 2001
Shipping News
  • S'pore oil tanker explodes and sinks off NW India
    AN empty Singapore-flagged and operated oil tanker Heng San sank off the north-west Indian coast yesterday after an explosion on board.
  • HK mid-stream handling fee: call for transparency
  • John Lu re-elected SNSC chairman
  • Royal Caribbean ship to resume sailing
  • Panama fake cert probe 'not over'
Air and Land Transport
  • Tread cautiously, investors eyeing China airports told
    CHINA's airport count and capacity may be booming but steady air traffic and lucrative privatisation deals may follow more slowly, according to a leading capital market transaction lawyer.
  • Small equity stake cannot secure BA-KLM link
  • BA should vacate Gatwick slots if it seeks tie-ups: easyJet
  • Strike takes heavy toll on S Korean airlines
  • Former airline buyer admits stealing US$2.8m
  • New rules make it tougher for US rail lines to merge

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • GOP offers fast-track bill
    A House bill would give Bush trade promotion authority to negotiate agreements that Congress would approve or reject without amendment.
  • FedEx: Overhaul air traffic control
    A company executive called for better technology and management to break the gridlock over U.S. skies.
  • GT Nexus test OK; roll-out next
    The company will open its Web-based containerized freight services to general use in July.
  • Customs meets on drawback
    Drawback specialists are meeting today with Customs officials on exporters' duty drawback claims.
  • DHL tabs former Circle COO Clark
  • Euro air cargo weakens
  • Korean Air, pilots reach settlement
  • USCO Logistics appoints Chapman VP
  • Virgin Atlantic Cargo names GM Ryan
  • Nazi victims sue French railroad
  • Malaysian carrier sets major expansion
  • Lufthansa warns on profits
  • Dry bulk volume off for Lakers
  • Protest over SF drawback office closing

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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 14, 2001
  • MOL adds loop to Japan-Hong Kong/Straits rotation
  • China Shipping goes green
  • APL names senior staff
  • Yutang port opening up
  • Maersk Logistics in Shanghai
  • Antwerp sees box traffic rise
  • New horizons for Columbus MD
  • New England expansion for Davies Turner
  • Anhui revamps main airports
  • Emirates SkyCargo appoints India manager

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Cargowebweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • SupplyLinks e-commerce casualty
  • Begemann continued sales
  • Support for Silk Route Revival
  • Port of Cu'acao certified
  • FreightMatrix forms alliance with ReturnCentral

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 14, 2001
  • APL launches first-ever container service from Kakinada port
  • DBK-hit garment exporters worried over cash flow problems
  • Software MNCs eye SME segment
  • CBU definition revised to plug auto import loopholes
  • Germany may emerge as India's top trade partner this year
  • Apeda may set up marketing outlet in Amsterdam
  • FCI allowed to sell 4.35 lakh tonne maize for export
  • V. Ranganath appointed Addl Docks Manager, MbPT
  • Haldia Dock set to handle furnace oil imports
  • Commerce Ministry to seek 3-month restoration of DBK rates
  • Exim Bank gets RBI nod for export factoring, forfaiting
  • Govt rules out changes in wheat tender norms
  • Surat Hira Bourse handles record $ 85 m in May
  • Jalan hints at softer interest rate regime
  • Declining imports narrow trade deficit
  • Panel endorses VAT design
  • Govt seeks more bank credit for 3 sectors
  • Sinha recovering
  • 75-member Ficci team for US
  • IMC honours Dr C. Ranawat with Bharat Gaurav Award 2001
  • Tata Steel gets CII-Exim Bank award for business excellence
  • Iran-Pak-India onshore gas pipeline: India agrees to conduct study

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • Softer prices in Montreal and Halifax this week
  • Healthy market in Chile
  • Firmer market in Panama, St Eustatius continues s/e
  • IPE gas oil futures set new daily record
  • Mixed avails in major South African ports
  • Bunker prices for Argentina
  • Brazil bunker price update
  • New posted prices for Saudi Arabia, avails seen improving in Jeddah
  • Short term congestion in Fujairah
  • Oil prices rise after API reports huge decrease in US crude stocks
  • Suez: No avails in Port Said
  • New price indications for Montevideo/Alpha Zone
  • Bakri to start operations in Dammam; update
  • Four missing after Singaporean tanker sinks in Indian Ocean
  • Iraq preparing for prolonged halt of oil exports?

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 14, 2001
  • Air Afrique
  • Atlantic Container Line
  • Walvis Bay: Corridor gets support
  • WEC to the Comoros
  • New service to Tunisia
  • Lego takes the yellow brick road
  • Rates and tariff changes
  • CMA CGM upgrades South America service
  • Zim/CSAV cooperate
  • New tonnage for SLCS

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • Majors team for USCG Deepwater Program
    Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman Ingalls Shipbuilding are creating a joint venture partnership to submit a "best value" solution for the U.S. Coast Guard's Deepwater Program.
  • Røkke tries to buy out Aker Maritime minority shareholders
    Norwegian entrepreneur Kjell Inge Røkke is seeking full control over Aker Maritime.
  • Bush names Navy acquisition nominee
    President George W. Bush intends to nominate John J. Young to be Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition.
  • IMO to act on places of refuge
    International Maritime Organization member governments are to consider of the issue of providing places of refuge to vessels in distress.
  • Piracy on rise
    The number of acts of piracy and armed robbery against ships reported to the IMO during 2000 was up by more than 50 per cent over the equivalent figure for 1999

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • Greenbrier continues downsizing work force throughout the company including Portland
  • Crowley Maritime orders Protector II class tug from Marco Shipyard in Seattle
  • Second Port of Portland call of giant Hanjin ship draws visit from Nike transp and logistics team
  • Port of Portland offers on-dock storage to help importers manage inventory flows
  • Hanjin begins operations at Oakland's new marine container facility on June 18

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 14, 2001
  • Four crew lost in rescue as blast-torn Heng San sinks
    Ocean Tankers' 241,168 dwt VLCC Heng San, which had part of her hull and deck torn open by an explosion, sank in heavy weather yesterday with the loss of four crew. In satphone conver...
  • Maersk Sealand eyes Le Havre hub
    MAERSK Sealand and CMA CGM are looking to join Mediterranean Shipping Company in setting up hub operations at Le Havre's planned new Port 2000 container terminal. CMA CGM was already k...
  • General Maritime listing raises $144m
    Peter Georgiopoulos' General Maritime Corp has raised $144m through an initial public offering, around $18m more than expected owing to strength of demand. General Maritime has become...
  • New blow for Ocean Tankers
    OCEAN Tankers, the operator and manager of the VLCC Heng San is a major Singapore tanker owner and operator that generally keeps a low profile, writes Marcus Hand. What little has been publi...

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Fairplayweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • IRI courts Asian owners
  • FMC slams Mississippi contracts
  • Chennai workers go not-so-slow
  • More time needed on EU port policy
  • American Classic cuts shore staff
  • Re-positioning costs hit Baltic
  • Indian shipping at a crossroads
  • SCI seeks revised cabotage rules
  • Japanese eye China LNG venture
  • Hutchison upping interest in ports
  • Commercial status for Cam Ranh?
  • Washington ferries in the wars
  • Panama starts security programme
  • Mooring line accidents probe
  • Sour grapes for US producers
  • Genmar opening price falls short
  • Aker MTW warns of job losses
  • Cosco faces Cuba arms sanctions
  • Four missing as tanker sinks
  • Keppel unit receives hostile bid

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JUNE 14, 2001
  • La SNCB compte sur le ”Main Hub” pour augmenter sa part de marché
    “Ce terminal est un exemple de la stratgie que notre groupe SNCB développe à Anvers premier port ferroviaire européen, qui est très important pour nos activités, de même que ce port a besoin de nous. Nous nous rencontrons donc dans les efforts en ce sens que nous voulons augmenter et y développer nos positions et par la même occasion celle du port scaldien dans le contexte de la rangée des ports du Nord. Ces 5 dernières années, nous avons augmenténotre part de marché fret de 1% par an, ce qui peut paraître modeste mais compte tenu de la croissance d’Anvers nous sommes satisfaits. La concentration des trafics sur ce centre est l’occasion d’organiser plus de trains-blocs à des fréquences plus élevées et vers plus de destinations, ce qui est également à l’avantage du port”. C’est ce qu’a déclaré E. Schouppe administrateur délégué de la SNCB à l’occasion de l’inauguration officielle mercredi dernier du “Main Hub” qu’exploite la filiale Inter Ferry Boats.
  • Intercontainer-Interfrigo fête son millionième wagon du Qualitynet
    Le 8 juin dernier, ICF accueillait à la gare de triage de Metz-Sablon, la plaque tournante de son Qualitynet, son millionième wagon. L’occasion de faire le point sur la technique et sur son évolution. Il faut en effet bien garder en tête que la technique du hub s’applique au trafic dit diffus, de wagons isolés, en attendant que le volume justifie la création d’un train complet qui, alors, ne passe plus par le triage de Metz.
  • Le Dienst voor Scheepvaart clôture le millénaire sur un résultat record
    Pour la quatrième année consécutive, le Dienst voor de Scheepvaart (DvS) peut rapporter une hausse générale du trafic. Au cours de la dernière année du 20ème siècle, 36,04 mio. de t de marchandises ont été transportées sur le réseau de canaux de 324,5 km de long géré par le DvS. Par rapport à 1999, cela correspond à une hausse de près de 5 mio. de t ou de 16%. Sur le plan des prestations de transport, les résultats sont encore meilleurs: 2,7 mia. de t/km, une progression de 457 mio. de t/km ou de 20,33%.

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Marine Linkweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
Maritime Contract News
  • Is DD21 Program In Peril?
Breaking News
  • FMC Acts On Mississippi Towage Arrangements
  • Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman To Team For USCG Proposal
  • Northrop Grumman Completes Litton Acquisition
  • Contract Awarded To Build Hybrid Electric Ferries
  • Crowley Re-powered Tugs Win Annual Race
  • Small Fuel Oil Tanker Freight Rates Tank
  • Disputed Tanker Fleet Bought
  • Is DD21 Program In Peril?

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 13, 2001
  • Norden orders two tankers at Daedong
    The Danish owner has completed its latest newbuilding deal and revised its profit forecast upwards again.
  • USCG gets unexpected budget boost
    The US House of Representatives approved an additional $300m for the USCG's fiscal 2002 budget.
  • MarineProvider plunges into the red
    Frontline and Fearnley-backed e-commerce venture MarineProvider is off to rough start.
  • Northrop, Lockheed eye USCG Deepwater project
    Both shipbuilders have formed a joint-venture, hoping to land the coveted Deepwater project contract.
  • Fison Invest outlines bid to revitalise NaviBulgar
    Sweden's mystery Varna Shipyard bidder lays out its plans to pump $500m into the yard and state-run owner.
  • Exclusive US tugboat services under threat
    The lack of freedom to choose their own tugboat operator costs shipowners about $12m annually.
  • Statoil shortlists Sn'hvit bidders
    At least five shipowning groups are still in the running for Sn'hvit's LNG newbuildings.
  • Ecuador halts oil export shipments
    Repairs on a rupture to the country's main transnational oil pipeline will take 3-4 days.
  • Varun Shipping gears up for fleet expansion
    The Indian owner is raising money to enter the secondhand tanker market.
  • Canada fines tanker owner for oil spill
    The Singapore-registered oil tanker was charged with dumping 1,200 litres of oil near Nova Scotia.
  • SCI searches for suezmaxes
    Shipping Corp of India is looking to Korea in the pursuit of two 140,000-dwt tankers.
  • NITC grabs ULCCs for storage
    Both the National Iranian Tanker Co and Vela have snapped up large tanker tonnage in a sluggish market.
  • Wilhelmsen investment arm sees values rise
    A rising real estate market has upped the value of Wilh. Wilhelmsen's investments.
  • Noble mulls ship management expansion
    The Hong Kong shipping group may open a branch in Singapore, according to boss Richard Elman.
  • Cosco caught gun running to Cuba
    US officials say the Chinese shipping firm has been smuggling weapons to the Caribbean.
  • Seafarers lost as Heng San sinks
    Mystery surrounds whether crew were killed in blast or are missing during rescue operations.
  • Baltic Exchange in the red
    Freight market funds fall as it struggles to find new future.
  • Genmar IPO raises $144m
    General Maritime Ship Holdings has become the latest tanker owner to be listed on the NYSE.
  • Albert Peter new boss at Silversea Cruises
    Former head of Centre Solutions' cruise financing operation to head up luxury cruise line.
  • American Classic Voyages slashes staff
    The largest operator of US flagged cruise ships is sacking 15% of staff in a cost cutting exercise.




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