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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
Shipping News
  • Disease, currency changes set off shift in reefer trade
    DISEASE outbreaks, currency woes and prohibitive freight rates have prompted a noticeable shift in the transport of reefer freight inbound to Asia.
  • Cosco adds route linking China and S-E Asia
  • EU fails to agree on post-Erika measures
Air and Land Transport
  • Ansett Australia confident it can avert shutdown
    AIR New Zealand-owned Ansett was confident yesterday it could prevent Australia's air safety authority starting a two-week clock on Friday on a threat to shut down the airline.
  • Asiana cargo sees net loss in 1st quarter
  • PIA pay row nearing resolution: pilots
  • Austrian Air earnings soar to 84m euros
  • Hot wings
  • Log Book
Features
  • Daewoo Shipbuilding gains from weaker won
    DAEWOO Shipbuilding Marine Engineering Co Ltd is expected to post strong earnings this year as a weaker won boosts export income, which in turn could see the company emerge from its bank-led debt workout programme earlier than expected, analysts said.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • CMA CGM rumored for two Med hubs
    The French carrier is being courted by container ports in Malta and Sardinia.
  • CNF earnings plunge
    The company's Emery Worldwide airfreight and trucking units both posted losses.
  • Volume rebounds at West Coast ports
    Containerized imports were up in March, an indication that retailers expect U.S. consumers to return to the stores.
  • Evergreen weighs Xiamen stake
    The Taiwan-based company may invest in a terminal project in the port in China's southeastern Fujian province designated for cross-strait trade.
  • Northwest sets surcharge for same-day shipments
  • Descartes to supply Euro road management network
  • Delta Air Lines posts 1Q loss
  • Evergreen weighs Xiamen stake
  • APL adds India to West Asia Express
  • Surging Mississippi halts barges, trains
  • Maersk, three others in tanker pool
  • New Orleans port board meets on pilot issues
  • Del. Ferry workers choose MEBA
  • CN: Slash grain cycle

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Celarix names Daniell CEO
  • Stinnes pursues logistics project
  • Refurbished terminal for Menzies World Cargo
  • Universal appoints COO
  • KLM Cargo in constant control
  • Qantas caught in the net

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • Railtrack taken to court
  • Shipowners seek insurance stability
  • UK airport group widens regional network
  • Malaysia about to set up new line
  • Hamburg - Le Havre range ports grow

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Cargosuite.com appoints Marine Container Services as regional partners
  • Sodium ferrocyanide from EU faces duty
  • Maran rules out ban on exports from China
  • Few takers for 'ready goods' garment quotas
  • Petronet shortlists firms for Dahej port development
  • Nasscom lowers IT export projections
  • Government widens window for overseas buy-out
  • Medium-term strategy to strengthen export surge
  • Marathon Oil renews interest in Mumbai High
  • Leather body targets US market
  • Export credit likely to become cheaper very soon
  • WB report upbeat on India's growth
  • CII wants tax exemption for interest on ECBs
  • Duty cut on soda ash detrimental to industry
  • EU seeks India's support in WTO talks on agriculture
  • Duty hike slows down edible oil imports
  • Cotton export policy termed ambiguous
  • Corporates allowed to divest abroad via ADRs
  • IMC-Aptech organised IT Career Showcase inaugurated
  • Interaction meet with Hong Kong trade team

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • Mixed market in Panama, St Eustatius steady
  • Good demand in Chile, Ecuador picked up
  • Prices jump overnight in Suez
  • Mixed avails in Fujairah, distillates/IFO180 firm
  • South and East African market review
  • West African markets this week
  • ICE's bid for the IPE reported to have backing from major shareholders
  • New website launched for Limmoil
  • First commercial pipeline bunkering operation undertaken in St. Petersburg
  • New posted prices for Saudi Arabia
  • Crude softer as US crude stocks show substantial build

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • Inland shipping freight market, week 15, 9th/13th April, 2001
  • Dubai: «Smart Rail» enters the Middle East
  • IRISL: support for domestic containers
  • Qatar Airways orders two Airbus A380s
  • Uniglory: new Far East-Red Sea service
  • Kaohsiung - Hamburg: active partner ports
  • Martinique: more than just bananas
  • Grenada: a taste for a hub?
  • Uruguay: transport industry «clearance sale»
  • APL helps El Salvador
  • Winnipeg prepares construction project

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • Pegasus goes cold on FGH loan
    Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. says it has been advised that Pegasus Partners II, L.P. no longer intends to pursue a definitive agreement for a proposed $100 million loan
  • Santa Fe orders deepwater semis from Singapore yard
    Santa Fe International Corporation has executed a Letter of Award with SembCorp Marine's PPL Shipyard PTE, Ltd. for construction of two Friede & Goldman ExD design deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs plus options for two additional drilling units
  • Ocean Rig and PanCanadian partnership to offer drilling services
    Pancanadian Petroleum Limited' and Ocean Rig ASA plan to partner to offer drilling services using the second of the Bingo rigs being completed for Ocean Rig at FGH, Pascagoula.
  • New product tanker pool
    A.P. Møller, Primorsk Shipping Company, Reederei "Nord" Klaus E. Oldendorff and A/S Dampskibsselskabet Torm have agreed to establish a new product tanker pool to commercially manage their fleets of 100,000 dwt product tankers

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • CAA closes down Mafikeng Airport
  • Major border posts to be upgraded
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  • Fire kills three crew
  • Kennedy takes over as GCL line rep
  • EAS gets Zambian
  • IVS opens London office
  • MACS to move head office to Cape
  • Renard to look after Lykes
  • 'Be sure of your facts before taking the plunge in US'
  • FIATA validates local training courses
  • Portnet changes reefer storage levies
  • Agents and Portnet continue to lock horns over wharfage 'juggle'
  • All eyes on China as West awaits WTO agreement
  • 'Cargo Engine' adds value
  • New reefer company sets up SA hub
  • Ancillary charges keep luxury cars out of reach
  • Withdrawals cost dearly
  • Expo will explore regional leather trade opportunities
  • Duty Calls
  • Exporters push up business confidence
  • Border post upgrades
  • Danzas AEI goes full steam ahead in Africa
  • York joins Expeditors

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • Port of Portland Commision will consider sale of Dry Dock 4 by Cascade General at meeting today
  • Port of Tacoma negotiates addendum to lease with Carolina Logistics Services, Inc.
  • DOT says mapping application of pipelines throughout the U.S. is posted on Internet
  • Coast Guard Cutter OSPREY honored formally to for its role in narcotics seizure of fishing vessel
  • Aircraft noise testing project nears completion at Portland Airport ahead of schedule

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The East Africanweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Bickering Kills Regional Forwarding Association
  • Vehicle Parts 'Pilfered' Aboard Ships

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • AP Møller spearheads products tanker pool
    Germany's Reederei Nord Klaus E Oldendorff, Russia's Primorsk Shipping Co, and the Danish company Torm, will join AP Møller's Maersk Tankers in the initiative which begins operati...
  • Receivers axe 300 Cammell Laird jobs
    RECEIVERS yesterday axed more than 300 Cammell Laird shipyard jobs in the UK and announced the closure next week of the collapsed shiprepair and conversion group's Teesside yard in the northe...
  • United containers of Benetton
    STRADE Blu, a newcomer in the shipping industry which is linked to an impressive list of names in the industrial, financial and insurance worlds in Italy, has stepped into the Mediterranean shortse...
  • Saga Shipping set to spend $250m on newbuilding
    OVER-50s cruise firm Saga Shipping is prepared to spend at least $250m on a new ship to expand its fleet. Managing director Jim Clench told Lloyd's List: 'I have visited a numbe...

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • A&P could drop French repair plans
  • Canada seeks EU trade deal
  • BC 'must plan for box future'
  • Pakistan revives Gwadar port plan
  • DFDS awaits LISCO decision
  • Evergreen to develop Xiamen port
  • Germans demand return of subsidies
  • Clarksons launches SIN 2001
  • 300 jobs go at Cammell
  • Small cruise operator has big plans
  • Maersk Tankers in new pool
  • Stevedore sues PPA for $1M
  • Newcomer vies for Turkish trade
  • Reefer operators back banana regime
  • $100M refit for former ferry
  • India awaits LNG policy approval
  • Costa spearheads Carnival expansion
  • PNSC transformation plan revealed

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • P&O Stena reprend le service à passagers Zeebrugge-Douvres
    Après une suspension de près de six ans et demi, le service à passagers de P&O Stena Line entre Zeebrugge et Douvres reprendra en date du 1er mai. L’armement assurera ce service avec les trois navires actuellement en service sur cette liaison, mais utilisés uniquement comme des navires fret. Ceux-ci sont cependant certifiés pour 200 passagers.
  • Le shortsea est un secteur de croissance pour les ports et voies navigables flamands
    Plus de trois quarts de la croissance du trafic dans les ports flamands ont été générés l’an dernier par le short sea shipping (SSS). Cela signifie que ce mode de transport est le principal moteur de croissance du trafic maritime. C’est ce qui ressort des chiffres rassemblés par le Bureau pour la Promotion du Short Sea Shipping. Il s’agirait de la première publication de chiffres relatifs au cabotage en Belgique.
  • Libner acquiert le carrossier Fréjat
    La concentration dans le secteur de la semi-remorque et la carrosserie industrielle se poursuit, lentement mais sûrement. Cette semaine, c’est au tour du constructeur français Libner (Saint-Maixent, Deux Sèvres) de racheter la société de carrosserie industrielle Fréjat, qui avait été mise en liquidation après avoir déposé son bilan en août dernier. Cette opération permet à Libner de se renforcer dans le créneau du matériel pour transport combiné, Fréjat étant un des grands spécialistes français dans ce domaine.
  • Hong-Kong traiterait un trafic de plus de 40 mio. de TEU en 2020
    Lorsque la Chine continentale sera membre de l’Organisation mondiale du commerce (OMC), les ports chinois verront leur trafic croître considérablement, pour atteindre un volume global de 40 mio. de TEU en 2005. C’est ce qu’a déclaré tout récemment Tung-Chee-chen, président de la Chambre de Commerce de Hong-Kong et président de la compagnie maritime Orient Overseas International. Il faisait ainsi allusion à une étude effectuée par la banque d’investissement américaine sur les perspectives de développement du commerce extérieur de la Chine, ses exportations devant augmenter de 700 mio. de tonnes au cours de cette période, jusqu’en 2005.

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 18, 2001
  • Stelmar shares skyrocket
    Greek tanker owner posts 135% jump in January-March net income.
  • Seascope closing in on Braemar Tankers
    Takeover deal may be finalised as early as summer.
  • Ming Wah delisting plan forges ahead
    China Merchant Holdings International closes out Ming Wah share buyback offer with a 96.92% stake.
  • Minoan Lines denies P&O interest
    The Greek ferry company has dismissed reports that P&O wants to buy a stake.
  • US may end military shipping fiasco
    MTMC is under pressure from Pentagon to pull the plug on controversial US-Icelandic contract.
  • COSCO on quality drive
    China's shipping giant will focus on quality of service, and not fleet expansion.
  • Owners form new products pool
    Clean tanker pooling moves on to large size ships with a new venture headed by Torm and Moller.
  • Korean yard orders fall
    Shipbuilders in Korea sitting on healthy orderbooks are unconcerned by a 32% drop in business.
  • Cammell Laird jobs go
    The receivers are moving in at troubled UK shipyard Cammell Laird.
  • Born-again SINners at Clarksons
    Martin Stopford has launched a new, faster version of the UK shipbroker's Shipping Intelligence Network website.
  • Knightsbridge shareholders net over $20m
    Shareholders in Knightsbridge Tankers are still in the money.
  • Murmansk Shipping Co lines up tanker order
    The Russian owner is looking to boost its arctic fleet with domestic contracts.
  • U-Ming in the money
    The Taiwanese bulker operator quadrupled its profits in 2000.

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