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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 20, 2001
Shipping News
  • MOL achieves 3-year profit goal in just two
    TOP Japanese shipping company Mitsui OSK Lines has achieved its three-year profit goal in just two years.
  • PSA Corp will face tough competition: MOL
  • Containership, barge in collision
Air and Land Transport
  • AMR, UAL, Delta, other US airlines report Q1 losses
    AMR Corp's American Airlines, UAL Corp's United Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc and three other large US carriers reported first-quarter losses because business travel fell and labour and fuel costs climbed.
  • Qantas to buy out NZ franchise soon: report
  • China Air to order new jets, cancel existing options
  • Fuel prices and competition worry China Southern Airlines

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 20, 2001
  • Coalition urges increased ACE funding
    Led by former Deputy Customs Commissioner Sam Banks, the Coalition for Customs Automation Funding seeks an extra $278 million in the program's second year.
  • UPS earnings down sharply
    U.S. economic slump spurs logistics giant to curb costs.
  • Santos port costs expected to fall
    Government, claiming victory in strike, plans to cut labor expenses with buy-out package.
  • TMM expands north-south service
  • International Shipholding's loss widens
  • Crowley American Transport adds Venezuela port call
  • Operating profit slips 12% at Matson
  • Great Lakes water levels expected to be below average
  • Montreal lowers container forecast
  • Va. conferees debate 'roadability' legislation
  • First-quarter loss widens at Hub Group
  • Hapag-Lloyd subsidiary refocuses on chemical, oil logistics
  • CMA CGM rumored for two Med hubs

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 20, 2001
  • Lykes Lines adds Rio Haina
  • Changhong tunnel completed
  • DCL launches Ecuador, Costa Rica trades
  • Container traffic boost for LA
  • Haba-Sped opens in Singapore
  • Singapore Airlines Cargo awarded AOC
  • VA revises growth target
  • Airlines must restructure for profit - Jeanniot

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Web site blunder for Austrian Airlines
  • USD 29 million revenue loss for BA
  • CMA CGM maybe interested in Malta and Sardinia
  • Bad result CNF
  • Ariba to provide software for Dutch railways
  • Larger scale does not help airlines

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 20, 2001
  • Shanghaitex 2001 beckons Indian businessmen
  • RBI restores EEFC facility to 70 pc for export units
  • Linking of export credit rate to PLR hailed
  • Govt may lift export curbs on 9 farm products
  • 10-yr plan to boost silk output
  • Need for early harmonisation of rules of origin stressed
  • Canada 3000 plans 5 flights a week to India
  • Taiwan engineering trade mission visits Mumbai
  • Dumping duty on paracetamol from China mooted
  • High road freight rates make southern mills prefer imported cotton
  • FCI may open bids for silos this month
  • Industry experts predict better times ahead
  • Norms for petro-products distribution tightened

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • North European market snapshots
  • Avails OK in Montreal, Halifax MDO tight
  • US East Coast markets this week
  • ARA congestion comes and goes, less local product available
  • Softer distillates in Gibraltar and Italy
  • Healthy demand in Piraeus and Istanbul
  • Singapore loading congestion hoped to ease next week
  • Korean fuel oil levels seen more competitive
  • Japanese prices buck firm Far East trend, Hong Kong quite steady
  • ExxonMobil Marine Fuels expands Business Development Group

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 20, 2001
  • Scandlines expands capacity
  • Transport tonnage optimized
  • CSAV goes trans-Atlantic
  • Kent Line
  • Tradiant
  • Hanseatica Line
  • Smit Internationale BV
  • Troy Container Line
  • Bimco

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Port Seattle spends $3.2 million to uprgrade Sea-Tac's street lighting from South 170 to 182
  • Port of Bellingham recognized for 'Excellence in Financial Reporting' by finance group
  • FMC says insurance companies will reimburse passengers for cancelled U.S. sailings
  • Alaska Airlines offers timely Portland-Seattle flights to feed American and Northwest Tokyo service
  • DOT awards five-year $5 million contract to map areas sensitive to hazardous pipelines

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 20, 2001
  • Shippers turn the screw on lines
    European shippers remain unconvinced on reasons for the conference system's anti-trust exemption status EUROPEAN exporters have opened up a heavy new offensive in their battle against...
  • Petrobras may call Bingo on P-36
    OSLO-listed Ocean Rig's two Bingo baredeck hulls laid up in China's Dalian Shipyard are being touted as replacements for Petrobras' giant P-36 rig, which sank off Brazil last mont...
  • Independent founder Bright quits top job
    ONE of the insurance industry's most flamboyant personalities, Michael Bright, has resigned as chief executive of the group he founded, Independent Insurance. The UK-based company, wh...
  • Friede Goldman's cash talks collapse
    STRUGGLING marine and offshore construction business Friede Goldman Halter said yesterday that its negotiations with Pegasus Partners II for $100m in fresh financing had collapsed. In a sta...

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Crowley launches Cuban link
  • Kiel-Vyborg link to re-open in May
  • Ecuador cries 'foul' on bananas
  • Dutch shipyard at risk
  • China launches cruise line
  • Dubai port officials jailed
  • Cruise ship mooted as Labour hotel
  • Petronet shortlists two for Dahej
  • Canada grapples with bogus crews
  • Argentina cruise players hit back
  • Overloaded ferry arrested

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 20, 2001
  • Manuservice va gérer le parc à ferrailles d’ALZ Genk
    Le logisticien Manuservice interviendra à partir du début de l’an prochain pour la gestion du parc à ferrailles d’ALZ. Pour le producteur d’acier inoxydable de Genk, la sous-traitance de cette activité cadre dans un plus vaste programme d’investissements devant augmenter la capacité de production de 600.000 tonnes actuellement à environ 1 million de tonnes. L’optimisation de la logistique est l’un des buts visés. Manuservice investit près de 650 mio. de BEF dans l’agrandissement et l’équipement du parc à ferrailles, nous a déclaré Roger Leclerc, administrateur délégué.
  • Ostende: la containérisation intégrale est lancée
    Les essais auxquels le groupe CP Logistics s’est livré à Ostende avec des escales préliminaires assurées par ses caboteurs fluvio-maritimes “Cast Salmon” et “Cast Bass” s’étant avérés positifs, un service feeder à part entière et régulier démarrera dès le 7 mai prochain sur la relation Ostende/Rotterdam et probablement Ostende/Anvers.
  • Isuzu affiche une perte nette plus importante que prévu
    Le constructeur de poids lourds japonais Isuzu table pour l’exercice clôturé fin mars sur une perte nette de 67 milliards de JPY (616,1 millions d’EUR). Ce chiffre dépasse de loin les 19 mia. de JPY initialement prévus. Ce résultat constitue un véritable déboire pour GM, qui détient 49% des actions d’Isuzu et voulait utiliser la marque japonaise pour réaliser ses ambitieux projets sur le marché asiatique.
  • ABX Logistics conclut une alliance avec l’entreprise danoise Blue Water
    ABX Logistics et Blue Water Shipping ont récemment signé un accord pour le transport routier européen. Si l’accord date du premier mars dernier, il n’a été annoncé qu’hier. Suite à cet accord, Blue Water est désormais le partenaire exclusif d’ABX Logistics au Danemark pour le transport routier entre ce pays et l’Allemagne, les Pays-Bas, la Belgique, le Luxembourg, la France, le Portugal, l’Espagne et la Turquie.

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Marine Linkweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
Maritime Contract News
  • Hyundai Heavy Premieres V-Max VLCC
Breaking News
  • Unitor fire protection systems for Spanish LNG newbuildings
  • HHI Builds Twin-Engine VLCC
  • Raytheon's Results Beat The Street's Targets
  • Nabors Reports Higher-Than-Expected Earnings

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 19, 2001
  • Exmar poised for huge new LNG deal
    Gas market punter Nicolas Saverys looks set to steal the El Paso LNG carrier prize from the pack.
  • Cuba to get first US supply in 40 years
    Crowley Liner Services is the first to obtain US government authorisation to provide cargo shipping to Cuba.
  • China Merchant beats profits forecast
    Increased cargo volumes handled by the Shenzhen port operator pump up its profits in 2000.
  • Minoan Lines sells cruise ship
    The sale is in line with the Greek company's fleet modernisation plan.
  • Boxship rates set to firm in short term
    Containership specialist Howe Robinson is forecasting a wild ride for those backing the big is beautiful craze.
  • Carnival to issue $125m compensation
    Miami-based cruise giant is to issue travel vouchers to settle allegations of false advertising.
  • Kirby boosts earnings
    Weak chemical and petrochemical demand caps Houston-based barge operator's earnings increase.
  • Tordenskjold turns corner
    Norway's cement carrier and bulker owner is back on track after costly fleet modernising.
  • USCG ropes in 15
    The March list of detainments includes two vessels belonging to one Venezuelan shipowner.
  • HMD denies Baltic Carrier steering gear fault
    The South Korean yard says navigational error was to blame and not a steering gear malfunction.
  • Klaveness profits rise
    Norway's Torvald Klaveness group has been upping its bulker fleet and boosting revenues.
  • Bergesen back for more LNG carriers
    Norwegian owner Bergesen is eyeing up extra LNG ships, amidst talk of charter commitment for its second vessel.
  • MSE president new boss at SAJ
    Mitsui Shipbuilding's Toshimichi Okano is the next chairman of the Shipbuilders Association of Japan.
  • Dubai port bosses jailed
    Port customs chiefs in Dubai have been handed hefty sentences for embezzlement.
  • Canada's bulker crackdown continues
    Port state control officers detained another seven structurally defective bulk carriers in March.
  • Indonesian shipping shake-up angers agents
    Opposition is growing in Indonesia to a law which compels shipping agencies to acquire vessels of their own.
  • Profits slip at Matson
    Lower investment returns dent first quarter earnings for the US container line.
  • Lukoil expands fleet
    Russian energy giant Lukoil is making a move on another shipping company.
  • Guangzhou port investment to hit $100m
    The joint venture set up to operate container berths at China's Guangzhou is planning major expansion.

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