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Shipping Timesweb site
JUNE 20, 2001
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  • ClassNK slams proposed measures of 3 IACS members
    A BITTER dispute within the big classification societies boiled over last week with the chairman of Japan's ClassNK, Tadashi Mano, issuing a blunt criticism of the three societies which earlier this year committed themselves to a 10-point action programme.
  • Japan to move more cargo by coastal ships and trains
  • Ship managers reject M'sian reports of pollution
  • Man dies after fall at Brani Terminal
  • NZ service to use faster ships
  • ICTSI given option to manage Subic port terminal
  • Korean Register attracts more ships
Air and Land Transport
  • Airbus grabs US$4.2b orders from three airlines
    AIRBUS Industrie grabbed the spotlight at the Paris Air Show by announcing orders for jets worth US$4.2 billion, while US competitor Boeing Co opted to lay out its vision for in-flight Internet access and plans for a speedy new airliner.
  • US airlines seek stop to FAA's pilot fatigue rule
  • Qantas to raise capacity on Sydney-Melbourne flights
  • Pilot action caused EgyptAir crash: ex-safety chief
  • Asiana strike ends; Korean Air union leaders arrested
  • Alitalia staff get 6-month loan reprieve

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • Importers laud Mead ruling
    The Supreme Court decision will help "level the playing field" between importers and the Customs Service.
  • FedEx rolls out post office drop-boxes
    The express carrier began the installation of 700 self-service drop boxes at post offices in Washington, Chicago, Philadelphia, and Trenton, N.J.
  • Atlas Air to cut jobs, planes
    The air cargo carrier said it will cut 200 jobs and ground six aircraft due to the current economic slowdown.
  • WTSA's Pierce defends carrier discussion groups
    Carrier discussion agreements will change how lines operate in the U.S. trades, but they won't go away, the executive director of the Westbound Transpacific Stabilization Agreement said.
  • Korea raps Japan in shipbuilding dispute
  • GE selects Averitt Express
  • Global air cargo slows
  • NOL inks $1 billion refinancing package
  • Korean Air joins Air France, Delta in cargo venture
  • Airbus scores order for 111 planes
  • CSAV takes stake in CCNI
  • High court: Customs not owed deference
  • DHL, Northwest in alliance
  • Exporters, Customs meet on drawback

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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 20, 2001
  • Stinnes concern over tax proposal
  • Le Havre call for China Express
  • New boxship for AP Moller named at Odense shipyard
  • Virgin to launch London to Lagos route
  • United seeks more runways at O'Hare airport
  • LAPA acquisition in Eurnekian's sights
  • Singapore and Hong Kong top airport ratings

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Cargowebweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • American Airlines is bleeding
  • Asian cooperation DHL and Northwest
  • Strike at Iberia today
  • NOL with USD 300 million note issue for logistics
  • Still disagreements between Belgium and Swissair
  • Australian bid for Olympic

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • Essar Shipping net profit up 107 pc to Rs 100 cr
  • New Vizag-Singapore feeder service
  • Arrival of APL's m. v. Eagle Sky heralds containerisation era at Kakinada
  • India justifies anti-dumping procedure against China as non-discriminatory
  • India, Pak business summit likely in July
  • Dumping duty imposed on white cement from UAE, Iran
  • Rs 2-bn silverware exports termed 'just a drop in ocean'
  • Good scope for software exports to Germany
  • Iraq rejects India's fourth wheat consignment too
  • Duty-free rubber imports under ALS ruled out
  • BA World Cargo plans to carry more Indian goods
  • Emirates SkyCargo India Manager
  • Leather exporters to meet Sinha on June 21: Drawback issue
  • DGFT hints at adding garments to sensitive items list
  • Panel suggests revamping of Rubber Board
  • NRI to set up hardware unit in Vizag EPZ
  • Cenvat credit for independent textile processors hiked
  • Ficci sees need to re-evaluate economic policy
  • CII delegation to visit Tunisia soon
  • Monitoring import of goods & services-the Fema style

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • Rise expected in API stats, crude oil falls to eight-week low
  • Rotterdam update: More product expected tomorrow
  • New requirements for Classification of Tankers at Fujairah
  • Sasol's refinery expected to be closed for two months
  • Unstable market in St Petersburg after Club pricing ends
  • Bunkers stay firm due to problems in Rotterdam, Antwerp dry
  • FAMM's regular barge drydocked in Falmouth
  • Crude softer as market expects resumption of Iraqi oil exports
  • Update: New storage facility for Oiltrade Marine Ltd
  • TSR: Average number of hurricanes this season
  • Shipping needs better recruiting practices

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 20, 2001
  • AUA now twice a day to Moscow
  • No e-commerce without logistics
  • Häring Service Company
  • Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL)
  • «Vision Real»
  • Bayer
  • MSAS Global Logistics Germany GmbH and Langtexo GmbH
  • Christian Salvesen plc
  • Night Star Express
  • Oslo Gardermoen

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • Canada gets a shipbuilding policy
    Canada's Minister of Industry, Brian Tobin, today unveiled the Government of Canada's new Policy Framework on Shipbuilding and Industrial Marine Industries, describing it as "positive, forward-looking and balanced."

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 20, 2001
  • Spanish police foil ETA ferry bomb plot
    THE Spanish terrorist group ETA may have been planning to blow up a ferry operating between Santander in northern Spain and the UK port of Plymouth. Details emerged after Spanish police arr...
  • O'Neil endorsed for further term as secretary-general of IMO
    William O'Neil has been overwhelmingly backed in his attempt to secure a two-year extension to his contract for the post of International Maritime Organisation secretary-general. Howe...

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Fairplayweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • Containers to flow at Scapa
  • IMO's O'Neil gets two more years
  • Canada's yards offered limited aid
  • New Manila plan put forward
  • Nador 'needs further investment'
  • Koreans to exchange empties
  • Xiamen gets set for Taiwan link
  • Ferry bomb threat thwarted
  • Strike cripples Bangladesh shipping
  • Pacific problems for agri-exporters
  • Cancellations hit RCCL earnings
  • Daedong deadline set for June 25
  • Cruise ships go green
  • Coal lifeline for Prince Rupert
  • Sri Lanka targets Tiger arms ships
  • NZ dairy giant set up

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JUNE 20, 2001
  • La manutention sera-t-elle écartée de la directive européenne sur les ports?
    Tout récemment le rapporteur allemand de la Commission européenne Jarzembouwski, député socialiste européen de Hambourg, a remis son document au Parlement, sorte de réflexion sur les aspects positifs et négatifs de la proposition de directive sur la libéralisation des services portuaires accompagnée d’une série d’amendements. Ce document résulte d’enquêtes auprès des divers secteurs concernés et d’ores et déjà il apparaît que la discussion va entrer dans une phase plus cruciale.
  • Deux acquéreurs pour les activités d’Eurovos
    Les activités de l’entreprise Eurovos XL, déclarée en faillite la semaine dernière, seront poursuivies dans deux entreprises distinctes. Den Hartogh reprendra le transport des produits chimiques, alors que H&S Transport reprendra le transport des denrées alimentaires. Les deux entrepreneurs diminueront dans une première phase le nombre de salariés et développeront un plan de rentabilité. L’effectif de 550 salariés ne sera donc pas entièrement repris, pas plus que l’ensemble du parc automobile.
  • La majorité parlementaire flamande veut sortir les projets portuaires SNCB de la clé de répartition 60/40
    Le choix opéré par la Région wallonne concernant le plan d’investissements de la SNCB, et plus particulièrement les travaux d’augmentation de la capacité des lignes 161 Bruxelles-Namur et 124 Bruxelles-Charleroi laisse les observateurs perplexes, dans la mesure où l’exercice de découpage de la poire en deux relève en fait d’un amateurisme de mauvais aloi.
  • Bréger investit dans un centre logistique à Soissons
    Les Transports Bréger (Laval, Mayenne) ont acheté une plate-forme logistique à Soissons (Aisne). Exploitée jusqu’il y a peu par Hays Logistique pour le compte de Michelin, elle sera louée et exploitée à partir de la mi-2001 par Géodis, pour le compte d’un groupe de grande distribution.

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Marine Linkweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • Overseas Shipholding To Purchase Two VLCCs
  • Northrop Grumman To Comply With DOJ's Information Request
  • Panamax Freights Rise, Pacific Rates Hold
  • Separatist Group Had Planned to Bomb British-Bound Car Ferry
  • Softship Issues IPO At $3.42 Per Share
  • Tanker Market To Hit Record-Breaking Lows

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 19, 2001
  • BV prepares initial 12,500-teu boxship design
    Basic design plans for the world's biggest containerships are on the table.
  • Northrop to comply with US court order
    Northrop Grumman will furnish the court with information regarding the planned purchase of Newport News.
  • INTERCARGO reaffirms strategy
    The association of dry cargo shipowners will continue its effort to eliminate substandard shipping.
  • Fison makes formal offer on Varna
    Swedish investors keen to take on Bulgaria's ailing shipyard Varna have detailed cruiseship newbuilding plans.
  • Canadian yards receive government boost
    Industry Minister Brian Tobin stops short of subsidising yards, but hands out CAD 30m a year in loan aid.
  • Skuld chalks up $17.6m loss
    Cash call decision postponed as P&I club's free reserves fall to $81m.
  • IMO chief gets new contract
    UN maritime agency to employ 74-year-old Bill O'Neil for another two years.
  • AP Moller confirms product tanker trio
    Danish shipping giant adds another three 35,000-dwt product tankers to its orderbook in China.
  • Vasiliki cargo transfer under way
    Oil is being transferred from a tanker wrongly identified as managed by Andriamar Shipping, which damaged a tank after grounding off Greece.
  • S&P chief to head SSY
    John Welham sets course for expansion as he takes on top job in shipbroking partnership.
  • Italian passengership named as detainee
    Port state control inspectors in the Paris MOU regions detained 145 ships during the month of April.
  • Ceres Hellenic bulker nabbed in Canada
    The Greek owner's capesize Bulkprosperous was held in Vancouver in May with structural defects.
  • VLCC rates hit new low
    Rates for large tankers crashed to WS 40, but market players report an underlying confidence.
  • Teekay bond issue nets $250m
    First pure shipping bond in three years is well received by institutional investors.
  • BRS sheds light on state of liner sector
    Latest figures from the Paris-based broker paint a clearer picture of the murky world of liner shipping.
  • Pacific Carriers given delisting green light
    The Stock Exchange of Singapore will be another shipping company lighter this year.
  • AMSA gets new chief
    Cabotage foe Ken Moss to head Australia's formidable maritime safety authority.
  • Overseas ship orders down in Japan
    Export newbuilding contracts signed at Japanese yards fell during May.
  • Seatrans dives into the red
    Norway's Seatrans was hit by a weak chemical market last year but is hopeful of improvement in 2001.

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