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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 24, 2001
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  • Japanese group pulls out of PSA's Hibiki project
    PSA Corporation appears to be the latest victim of Japan's restrictive waterfront practices, drawing strong opposition from a union heavyweight over alleged changes to its Port of Kitakyushu plans.
  • Union's outburst latest to cause international stir
  • APL adds Nhava Sheva to new service
Air and Land Transport
  • Air NZ may face tougher domestic competition
    AIR New Zealand, which saw its stock rise after last weekend's failure of its domestic rival, may face a tougher competitor on local routes as Qantas Airways considers entering the fray, analysts said.
  • Cost of grounding of Ansett fleet over Easter seen at NZ$3m
  • SIA to launch Chicagoservice from Aug 1
  • Qantas crew in Bangkok mishap praised
  • HK voted world's best airport
  • Wooing Asian business
    CALIFORNIA'S aggressive Port of Oakland is scouring the Asia-Pacific in a bid to drum up more business and seek ideas for better operations.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 23, 2001
  • Cho Yang's US chief resigns
    Edward Kelly, the president and chief executive of Cho Yang (America) Inc., resigned on Friday amid the carrier's continuing financial troubles.
  • Crowley Liner Services diverts Cuba call
    The carrier re-routed a Havana-bound vessel to Mexico early Saturday, shortly before it was to become the first scheduled U.S. carrier to call Cuba in more than 40 years.
  • Leaders move toward free trade
    Despite protests in Quebec, President Bush and 33 other leaders at the Summit of the Americas pledged to continue working toward the formation of the world's largest free-trade region.
  • Transshipment jumps at Korean ports
    Transshipments jumped 30% as South Korea continues to remake itself as Northeast Asia's primary transshipment and logistics hub.
  • China Shipping opens Houston agency
  • Airbus subsidies legal under US accord, EU says
  • KLM sells cargo unit
  • Delta, pilots reach deal
  • Hanjin, Senator to replace Cho Yang ships in United Alliance
  • Inttra, GT Nexus eye cooperation
  • Freeing trade in the Americas
  • Airborne unveils nationwide ground service
  • Air carriers uprooted by flower distributor's bankruptcy

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 24, 2001
  • Lykes Lines appoints general manager for Africa
  • CAT adds Puerto Cabello call
  • Exxon mobile
  • CAAC opens aviation market to US
  • BA World Cargo signs new freighter deal
  • China Airlines on the profit trail

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 23, 2001
  • Alitalia chooses Air France
  • Delta agreement with pilots
  • Hanjin, Senator break with Cho Yang
  • Shipping portals work on standard
  • KLM sells cargo centre to D.Logistics

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 24, 2001
  • Full Conference Program - Indian Shipping Industry
  • Seaways plans JV with Canadian firm
  • Kien Hung extends service to South & West Africa-Mexico & Long Beach also added to existing schedules to S. America ex-India
  • SCI-MOL consortium plans to tap debt market
  • Bright scope for chemical exports to Latam
  • Global pepper exports rise
  • Canada imposes dumping duty on Indian HR sheets, strips
  • ITA move to boost tea exports to Iran
  • Indonesian, Malaysian Ministers in Delhi over palm oil duty
  • JNPT Chairman visits Concor's ICD-Daulatabad, Aurangabad
  • Review transfer pricing norms: CII
  • Jalan to look into bank delays in servicing exporters
  • Rail Budget passed
  • CBEC decision to stop brand rate scheme blocks textile exporters' refund
  • CIAE moots 3-pronged strategy to raise apparel exports
  • Bankers project only marginal fall in lending rate
  • FDI norms for NBFCs revised
  • Inflation rate moves up
  • Gem & jewellery sector achieves over 90 pc of export target
  • Industrial growth plunged to 0.6 per cent in February 2001
  • Seminar on trade with China on April 27
  • CII annual session on April 25, 26
  • New Association for handlooms, powerlooms on anvil

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 23, 2001
  • Hectic week ahead in Italian bunker market, strike looming in Greece
  • Marine makes major contribution to strong Bureau Veritas performance
  • Bunker prices for Brazilian ports
  • Personnel and company moves
  • New supplier listing in Ukraine
  • ExxonMobil Marine Fuels expands US Gulf bunker supply
  • Barge to be introduced on the West Coast of Mexico

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Marine Logweb site
APRIL 23, 2001
  • Frontline makes public offer for Mosvold
    Frontline Ltd. today announced that it intends to present a public offer for all outstanding shares in Mosvold Shipping Ltd.
  • Hydralift to acquire BLM from FGH
    Hydralift, Kristiansand, Norway, today entered into an agreement with Friede Goldman Halter Inc. (FGH) to acquire Brissoneau & Lotz Marine S.A. in Nantes, France, and its sister company BOPP S.A. in Brest, France
  • Bunker barge service on Mexican west coast
    ICS Petroleum and Naval Mexicana SA de CV have announced the introduction of their first bunker barge to operate on the West Coast of Mexico.
  • ExxonMobil Marine Fuels expands U.S. Gulf bunker supply
    ExxonMobil Marine Fuels (EMMF) is increasing its involvement in the bunker production and supply market serving the U.S. Gulf region

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
APRIL 24, 2001
  • CMC Grindrod creates merged depot group
  • Kien Hung launches West Africa service
  • BAF moves up again
  • Duty Calls
  • Portnet delays new terminal handling system
  • Air Namibia's debts rise
  • Compu-Clearing goes global with Singapore joint venture
  • Portnet's Govan declares war on crime
  • Portnet settles 'legitimate' compensation claims
  • Maputo aims to capture third of SA citrus exports
  • New equipment caters for overheight cargoes
  • Capespan-Mersey seek empowerment partner
  • Design changes swell costs of vital road to Swaziland
  • SARS spells out latest EDI ventures
  • Inflationary pressure remains strong
  • Radebe officially opens Portnet's Durban head office
  • Renfreight plans Isando move

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 24, 2001
  • Spotlight on tankers as Fredriksen swoops
    VORACIOUS tanker tycoon John Fredriksen intensified his efforts to drive through consolidation in the sector yesterday, with a NKr421.6m ($46.7m) bid launched by his Bermuda-based Frontline for Osl...
  • MoD to look at Cammell Laird bids
    UK MINISTRY of Defence officials have agreed to consider bids by insolvent shipyard group Cammell Laird for a forthcoming round of multi-million naval auxilliary refit contracts, writes Jerry F...
  • Washington climbdown over spill tirade
    OIL tanker owners yesterday sparked a panicked and unconvincing response from the Bush administration after a backlash against criticism of oil spills. Oil tanker owners meeting in Sydney r...

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 23, 2001
  • Cuba government blocks Crowley
  • Drugs haul found at Deltaport
  • Drill holes ship
  • Ro-ro abandoned after cargo shifts
  • Aussie rail funding finalised
  • Owners reject 'ignorant' criticism
  • Americas agree trade deal by 2005
  • Thailand moves on dredging scandal
  • Bulker loading to be probed
  • 'Rogue' fishing vessel hits tanker
  • Korea to build six new box ports
  • Indonesia wants private schools
  • DFDS finally wins LISCO
  • Drifting refugees reach Italy
  • Canada hits steel imports hard
  • Lloyd Werft keen to sell yard stake
  • Debts force Portland dry dock sale
  • Renaissance revitalised
  • PTP eyes US cargo
  • MUA rolls up sleeves for next round
  • Docenave fleet to be sold
  • Trinidad stands by rate hike
  • Crowley cancels Cuba call
  • Minoan, Grimaldi link on Tunis run

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Marine Linkweb site
APRIL 24, 2001
Maritime Contract News
  • Exxon Mobil 1Q Income Soars To $5 Billion
  • Crowley Freighter Fails To Make Appearance in Havana
Breaking News
  • High Water Forces Lock Closures
  • Panamax Market Should Enjoy Solid Week
  • Exxon Mobil 1Q Income Soars To $5 Billion
  • DFDS Tor Line Takes Stake In LISCO
  • Minoan Plans To Expand Routes
  • Frontline To Bid For Mosvold Shipping
  • Venture Capital Group Eyes Cammell Laird
  • Crowley Freighter Fails To Make Appearance in Havana
  • Container Vessel Runs Aground Off Australia
  • UAE Takes Stand Regarding Oil Smuggling
  • Patron Capital Expresses Interest in Cammell Laird
  • Greek Freighter Crew Rescued in Aegean
  • Minoan Mulls Route Expansions
  • ExxonMobil Marine Fuels Expands U.S. Gulf bunker supply
  • U.S. Navy Commissions Northrop Grumman-Built Aegis Destroyer

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 23, 2001
  • ExxonMobil linked to key VLCC deals
    The oil major is rumoured to have secured modern VLCCs in a big hit with two owning groups.
  • Intertanko logs demurrage offenders
    Tanker owners have launched an initiative to fight non-payment of demurrage but others feel more could be done.
  • Vancouver port seals new $16.3m deal
    Container handling capacity at Centerm is to expand by 25% to 200,000 units.
  • Cuba-bound cargo to return to US
    The decision to bypass Cuba was made due to "unforeseen circumtances."
  • Panama canal's toll record rewritten
    Liberian-flagged cruise ship sets new Panama canal toll record at $202,176.
  • Bureau Veritas posts strong marine results
    The classification society's share in the new building market rose by 25% in 2000.
  • Australian port secures new client
    Tulsa-based refiner will use Dampier port facilities for its new gas-to-liquid plant in West Australia.
  • Royal Caribbean's revenues up 12.6%
    A 16.4% jump in capacity supported higher revenues in 2000.
  • DFDS brings LISCO saga to close
    The Danish owner is finally getting its hands on Lithuanian Shipping Company.
  • Royal Caribbean takes delivery of eight
    Cruise operator prepares for expansion as newbuilding programme produces result.
  • Frontline launches Mosvold takeover bid
    Mosvold gives $46m bid initial welcome but warns it is still considering price.
  • Frontline bites on latest prey
    Share price of John Fredriksen company soars as it mops up 10m Mosvold shares.
  • Earnings rise at Sacor Maritima
    The Portuguese tanker operator pushed up its profits in 2000.
  • Stelmar chief in the money
    Growing fortune of Stelios Haji-Ioannou puts him at the top of getting richer league.
  • Crew abandons Greek ship
    Nine people were rescued from a ro-ro cargoship listing in bad weather off Rhodes.
  • Novoship board scraps share sale
    Wrangles between management and directors continue at the Russian shipping giant.
  • Minoan and Grimaldi team up on new route
    The Greek and Italian groups are forming a company to run ferries between Italy and Tunisia.
  • Bulk carrier aground off Australia
    Spill control equipment rushed to Portland Bay but AMSA says little pollution risk.
  • UAE talks tough on rogue tankers
    Following the spill from the Zainab, the UAE is stepping up measures against ships smuggling Iraqi oil.
  • Peter Gram to head Renaissance Cruises
    Malvern Maritime becomes majority shareholder in Florida based cruise line.
  • Australia mulls rewards for top notch owners
    Maritime authorities in Australia are preparing plans to award class act owners.
  • Petrobras lines up tanker newbuildings
    Brazil's Petrobras is pushing ahead with the reorganisation of its fleet.
  • Search called off for man missing in Irish Sea
    A passenger who fell overboard a Seacat ferry en route to England from Belfast is presumed dead.
  • Guangzhou Shipyard's profits collapse
    Chinese yard sees sizeable losses despite lengthy orderbook.
  • VLCC profit boosts CMB
    Tanker division contributes 80% of first quarter earnings.
  • Cammell Laird pursues claims
    KPMG Corporate Recovery is appointed to realise assets for creditors of holding company.
  • Banana pact unlikely to boost Ecuadorean shipping
    EU may buy more bananas from Ecuador, but potential benefit seen as modest.

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