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Shipping Timesweb site
JUNE 22, 2001
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  • Thailand revives delayed Kra Canal project again
    THAILAND'S long-delayed mega project to cut a 102-km shipping canal through the Isthmus of Kra in the south to serve as an alternative shipping route to the Malacca Straits has been revived.
  • China Merchants outlines China port projects
  • O'Neil to remain IMO chief for two more years
  • Tg Pelepas port chalks up 24.2 moves per hour
  • Petronas denies owing oil dues
  • Asia's worst lot of ships
Air and Land Transport
  • US airline unit revenues plunge 11.8%
    US airlines faced a fresh round of disappointing news after a trade organisation reported airline unit revenues in May had recorded the sharpest decline in 20 years.
  • Downturn seen hurting airlines' customer service
  • Cathay pilots to continue talks with govt, airline
  • EU seeks small changes in airport allocation rules
  • US orders change to prevent damage to B737-800 tails
  • Skymark reports Q2 loss

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • NTE goes live with FreightMatrix
    Shippers can now access the NTE transportation marketplace without leaving the FreightMatrix Web site.
  • Scotland to host giant transshipment port
    A plan calls for the development of the former British Royal Navy port at Scapa Flow on Scotland's northern tip.
  • British urged to push for US trade links
    Britain's treasury chief said the U.K. must push for closer trade links between the U.S. and Europe as it charts a long-term economic course.
  • Ryder buys fulfillment unit
    The logistics provider adds's distribution centers in Newark and Memphis.
  • HK firm plans more China port projects
  • Amerijet names Ferguson sales director
  • Opposition grows to Alps tunnel truck traffic
  • Dredging set for Houston Ship Channel
  • Limited Logistics appoints Hellman SVP
  • Kuo new chairman of Evergreen
  • BAX Global offers new Canada-U.S. service
  • FMC slates next China meeting
  • NY-NJ port cargo volume up 13% in 1Q
  • US, Russia sign maritime agreement

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Sched Netweb site
JUNE 22, 2001
  • Nigerian port congestion surcharge
  • MillionTech sets new trend
  • Tibet to host highest railway station in the world
  • Conterm ups worldwide coverage
  • Korean Air joins Air France, Delta Air Lines in cargo JV
  • Phase three started at Hamburg

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Cargowebweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • Cargo growth at New York
  • Pilots Delta sign contract
  • Deep forecast cut BA by Merrill Lynch
  • US and Russia sign maritime agreement
  • Possible strike at Cathay
  • Airbus partners for jumbo
  • New boss at Evergreen

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Exim Indiaweb site
JUNE 22, 2001
  • New container vessel for A.P. M'ller named at Odense Steel Shipyard
  • Duty-free imports of rubber ruled out: Maran
  • Import duty hike on tea may figure in Indo-Pak talks
  • Govt halts wheat exports to Iraq
  • DEPB facility policy lacuna stalls exports to Bangladesh
  • Lifting of meat import ban by Egypt vindicates exporters' stand: AIMLEA
  • Overseas sugar buyers biding their time
  • Arun Jaitley advocates 'Landlord ports'
  • Pilot project for booking rail freight via Net
  • Govt clears 32 FDI proposals worth Rs 477 crore
  • Italian technology for AP leather sector
  • Customs' Commissioners empowered to deal with transfer pricing issues
  • Restore higher drawback rates, garment exporters urge government
  • Moradabad bypass phase-I commissioned
  • MPEDA chief optimistic of seafood exports recovery
  • Bloomberg News for investors stressed
  • Monitoring import of goods & services - the Fema style

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • Another frustrating week for ARA suppliers
  • Demand picking up in New York and Philadelphia
  • More product expected in Istanbul next week
  • Italy/Malta market review
  • Prices rebound in Singapore on tight avails
  • Tight IFO380 in Piraeus again, resupply expected next week
  • Mediocre demand in soft Korean market
  • Good supply in Gibraltar Straits
  • Avails improved in Japan, market softer
  • IFO resupply expected in Hong Kong soon, Taiwan market softer
  • Not much activity in Montreal and Halifax

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International Transport Journalweb site
JUNE 22, 2001
  • PSA circles above Italy's airports
  • Hanjin Shipping
  • «MOL Integrity»
  • Hanseatica Line
  • APL optimistic
  • Container charter market
  • Rates and tariff amendments
  • Contship Containerlines: Three times a week from Asia to the Med
  • NSCSA ups frequency to Red Sea, Middle East and Far East
  • Marseilles/Dunkirk: the money is right

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Marine Logweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • Report calls for switching I-95 boxes to a water route
    A report published recently by the Greater Bridgeport Regional Planning Agency suggests the viability of a "waterborne trucking service" to relieve congestion along the major stretch of I-95 in Fairfield County, Connecticut
  • RCL defers newbuilding options
    Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. says it has deferred its options to purchase a fifth and sixth ship within its new Radiance class.
  • Carnival revenues up, net income down
    Carnival Corporation reported net income of $187.0 million ($0.32 Diluted EPS) on revenues of $1.08 billion for its second quarter ended May 31, 2001,
  • Northrop Grumman extends its offer for NNS
    Northrop Grumman Corporation has extended its pending exchange offer for all outstanding shares of common stock, including associated rights, of Newport News Shipbuilding Inc
  • J. Ray McDermott gets spar contract
    SparTEC, Inc., a subsidiary of J. Ray McDermott, has received a $200 million turnkey engineer-procure-construct-install contract, to provide a spar platform for the development of the Devils Tower field in the Gulf of Mexico.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • Port of Portland Marine Department honors three firms with Environmental Enchancement Award
  • Port of Seattle plans to spend $2.8 million to modify two container cranes at Terminal 30
  • Boeing exec gives Paris Air Show first look at 'Sonic Cruiser' plane
  • Port of Tacoma sells 17.31 acres for $2.8 million to group to build a gas-fired electric plant
  • Coast Guard cutter captures gang of marijuana smugglers

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Lloyd's Listweb site
JUNE 22, 2001
  • Malaysia yard blast victims suffocated after flash fire
    NINE workers who died in Malaysia's worst shipyard accident were suffocated by a flash fire while carrying out welding work on a VLCC, say Malaysian Shipyard and Engineering officials, writes...
  • Lines to 'park' up to 20% of Asia-Europe capacity
    MEMBER lines of the Far Eastern Freight Conference have agreed to "park" 10%-20% of capacity now deployed on the Asia-Europe trades, according to sources close to the organisation. ...
  • Angelicoussis goes public with $500m masterplan
    John Angelicoussis is aiming to create a fully integrated shipping company with equity of $500m by pumping his private interests into his public company. Mr Angelicoussis told Lloyd's...
  • Anangel-American in largest capesize pool talks
    Anangel-American has confirmed it is in talks to establish the world's largest capesize pool with market leaders Bocimar and Zodiac Maritime, writes Tony Gray. John Angelicoussis, Ana...
  • Heng San heads to beaches of Goa
    THE half-submerged wreck of the Ocean Tankers VLCC Heng San is drifting dangerously towards the scenic tourist state of Goa on India's west coast, according to the master of one of the first...

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Fairplayweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • Essar plans tanker subsidiary
  • India lifts ship import curbs
  • Baltimore presses for canal dredging
  • Caribbean organisations sign accord
  • ACL tight-lipped on collision
  • Dutch seek Greeks bearing ships
  • Coal terminal ups the ante
  • Carnival's 2Q profits fall
  • Prins of Denmark comes to grief
  • Heat on Malaysian hauliers to merge
  • More damage for Russian tanker
  • Man overboard feared lost
  • Barcelona mooring gangs to strike
  • New chairman for Evergreen Marine
  • Nine yard workers killed in fire
  • Budget boost for Pakistani breakers
  • Brisbane gets $42M windfall
  • EU ports "hindering short-sea"
  • Melbourne seeks third stevedore
  • Training body blamed for shortage
  • PDV-Marina denies float
  • TMM prepares to take off
  • Cho Yang resumes Korea/Japan link
  • Sri Lanka shipping minister sacked

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
JUNE 22, 2001
  • TCT Willebroek bientôt une filiale à part entière d’ECT?
    Le processus de concentration qui se manifeste depuis quelque temps dans le transport de containers à l’échelle planétaire, se fait également sentir dans le segment du transport terrestre. Dans le secteur de la navigation fluviale containérisée en Europe de l’Ouest, quelques glissements notables ont déjà eu lieu parmi les opérateurs en Europe occidentale. Une même tendance semble se dessiner aujourd’hui au niveau des terminaux fluviaux.
  • Frans Maas acquiert GT-Trans en Finlande
    Le groupe néerlandais de groupage/expédition et de logistique Frans Maas vient d’annoncer une extension de son réseau aux extrémités de l’Europe. Il vient en effet de procéder à l’acquisition d’une société d’expédition en Finlande, GT-Trans, et de créer sa propre société en Turquie. Cette dernière servira dans un premier temps de relais dans le réseau pan-européen de transport, mais devra également devenir active dans la logistique, nous a annoncé le président de l’entreprise, Henk Benjamins.
  • LaLine ajoute l’escale de Zeebrugge à celle d’Anvers
    L’armement norvégien LaLine, qui assure un service régulier containérisé entre l’Europe du Nord et la Norvège et qui touche régulièrement le port scaldien, donne une nouvelle dimension à son opération. Non seulement il ajoute un navire sur cette route, ce qui lui permet de scinder la rotation en deux services distincts avec escales à ,jour fixe, mais il ajoute également deux ports à ses dessertes, à savoir Oslo en Norvège et Zeebrugge en Belgique.
  • Mory Group s’attend à une forte hausse du chiffre d’affaires en 2001
    Le groupe français de transports et de logistique Mory a vu son chiffre d’affaires progresser de 13% à 610 millions d’EUR (4,07 mia. de FRF) en 2000, mais sa rentabilité a souffert de la hausse du diesel et des 35 heures. La logistique a progressé de manière très prononcée, de sorte que l’activité traditionnelle, la messagerie, ne représente plus désormais que 50% du chiffre d’affaires. Cela est conforme à la politique du groupe, dont la palette de services s’est élargie ces dernières années. Pour cette raison, le groupe présidé par Alain Bréau a décidé d’adopter une nouvelle appellation commerciale, à savoir “Mory Group”.

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Marine Linkweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
Maritime Contract News
  • Carnival's 2Q Earnings Drop Eight Percent
Breaking News
  • Declining Oil Output Attributed to Lackluster Tanker Stock Performance
  • Increased Rates in U.S. Gulf Drive Panamax Freight
  • Bocimar and Zodiac Maritime Reportedly Near Alliance
  • Royal Caribbean Extends Options For Two $500 Million Vessels
  • Fortum Orders Pair of 25,000-DWT Chem Tankers
  • Greek Bulk Operator To Merge Capesize, Panamax Fleets
  • Northrop Grumman Extends NNS Tender Offer
  • Carnival's 2Q Earnings Drop Eight Percent

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TradeWindsweb site
JUNE 21, 2001
  • Bearish tanker rates hammer share prices
    General Maritime share price plummeted by about 25% since its IPO last week.
  • Northrop extends offer for Newport News
    About 861,000 shares of Newport News common stock had been tendered as of 20 June by Northrop.
  • Carnival earnings slip again
    The US giant's interim results show the effects of a weaker economy on cruise prices.
  • Golar LNG gets the go-ahead
    The first pure LNG shipowning company to stocklist has been given the green light to trade in Norway.
  • Sempra joins LNG carrier hunt
    Another US energy importer Sempra Energy is scouring the market for available gas carrier tonnage.
  • Fortum orders Jinling product tankers
    The Finnish energy group has ordered its second pair of product tankers in as many months.
  • Offers pile in for Pertamina tender
    Pertamina is assessing offers on VLCC and aframax tonnage for time-charter business.
  • D&K lowers sights on tanker acquisition
    The Dubai-Kuwaiti joint venture D&K Shipping is now planning to buy only two secondhand ships.
  • Shanghai courts AP Moller
    AP Moller chairman Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller hinted at further investment in China during a visit to Shanghai.
  • Daewoo talks up profits
    Korean shipbuilder Daewoo has upped its interim pre-tax profit forecast.
  • Rhapsody pollutes Alaskan waters
    Things go from bad to worse for Royal Caribbean after a second ship illegally pollutes Alaskan waters.
  • Tasman Orient and NZUE ditch slot sharing
    Regional liner operators go their own separate ways.

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