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Shipping Timesweb site
APRIL 26, 2001
Shipping News
  • Indonesia's Karimun handling more ship-to-ship business
    SHIP-to-ship operations at the Indonesian island of Karimun Besar are on the rise with business doubling over the last two years, according to one operator.
  • Container carriers need to rationalise, cut costs: Drewry
  • Salalah Port returns to profit
  • Guangzhou yard's provisions result in massive loss
Air and Land Transport
  • European Commission asks for 100 new flights at Tokyo's Narita
    THE European Commission asked Japan to let European carriers operate 100 more flights a week to and from Tokyo's sole international airport when capacity increases next year for the first time in more than two decades.
  • Airport passenger volume hits new high
  • Qantas accepts report's finding of training deficiencies
  • Northwest settles blizzard lawsuit
  • THAI to cut some domestic routes
  • Atlas Air profit up 20%, but future difficult
  • Indonesia's Kartika Airlines prefers US, Russian planes
  • Incheon airport's costs too high, shippers complain
    SHIPPERS and forwarders in South Korea say the new Incheon international airport west of Seoul is raising logistics costs by up to 30 per cent.
  • Schenker and Panalpina team up to win HP deal

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
  • Norfolk Southern beats estimates
    The railroad's earnings rose to $61 million, or 16 cents a share, although executives warned of challenges ahead.
  • APL Logistics acquires German forwarder
    The company has expanded into the European market by acquiring Mare Logistik & Spedition GmbH.
  • CNA testing online cargo insurance
  • American Bureau of Shipping revenues jump
  • Bolero nets Danzas
  • Marad approves two Title XI projects
  • Corps plans Corpus dredging
  • Bureau Veritas develops new box ship design
  • Trans-Pacific rate gap narrowing
  • FMC collected $3.23M in fines in 2000
  • Schenker unit building German auto center
  • General Dynamics acquires Newport News Shipbuilding

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Sched Netweb site
APRIL 26, 2001
  • Conterm adds direct sailing from Atlanta to Santos
  • Dinh An dredging underway
  • New railtrack laying finished
  • HKIA best airport for 2001
  • KLM sells cargo service centre to D.Logistics
  • Heiner Wilkens leaves Cargolux
  • Delta expands codeshare

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Cargowebweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
  • Container shipping faces slowdown
  • Rotterdam port in possible decline
  • German transport infrastructure 'sponsored'
  • boost new B-2-B community
  • Trains take the Intermarine ship

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Exim Indiaweb site
APRIL 26, 2001
  • Full Conference Program - Indian Shipping Industry
  • MOL achieves 3-year profit goal in just two
  • KLykes Line wins double award
  • Direct Conterm service to Ho Chi Minh City
  • TMM expands North-South service
  • Tianjin harbour opens 6 new box shipping routes
  • OTAL wins 'Shipping Line of the Year' award
  • CargoSmart portal opens doors to more carriers after serving OOCL customers
  • Cosco adds route linking China, S-E Asia
  • Maersk Sealand raises profile despite Salalah switch move
  • Sears Roebuck names APL as 'Partner in Progress for 2000'
  • Yangming Marine Transport records after-tax profits
  • Varna shipyard could be up by July
  • Maersk Sealand mulling Hampton Roads terminal: report
  • Qatar Shipping takes Shina option
  • Sea Containers finalises British port sale
  • Westport Terminal growth projection
  • Grand Alliance boosts Port Klang capacity
  • PSA Corporation signs agreement to develop Carnival Cruise Lines takes delivery of Carnival Spirit
  • FMC's tariff archive again online
  • New CEO for Inttra
  • FMC's tariff archive again online
  • SA launches ship ID system
  • Chiao Feng represents Contship in China
  • Wallenius Wilhelmsen awarded ISO 9002 certification
  • Alianca, Hamburg S'd to open Finland office
  • US warns of curbs on 'subsidised' Indian steel
  • EU allays India's fears of farm goods dumping
  • AEPC unruffled by apparels export decline
  • Indo-EU group on agro trade to be formed
  • Basel fair nets $ 3.9 m orders for gem & jewellery
  • Mormugao Port traffic handling increases by 8 pc in 2000-01
  • VPT Chairman Dr S. R. Rao and Port team felicitated
  • CPT notification on draft of vessels
  • Surat Sachin - ICD crosses 40 per cent growth
  • Punjab exporters seek more cargo flights to W. Asia
  • SMEs hold key to closer trade ties with Hong Kong: HKTDC chief
  • Forex reserves swell to $ 42.7 bn
  • Markfed in JV with Israel firm
  • Drawback slashed for garment exporters availing of Cenvat facility
  • Ficci to focus on trade fairs
  • Rs 15-cr factory complex for Cochin SEZ cleared
  • RBI may prune Bank Rate in Q2
  • 80 HHC tax sops vital to sustain export growth: Fieo chief
  • McKinsey, Ficci to prepare study on pharma industry
  • Apeda told to issue RCACs to wheat exporters
  • ITA moots preferential duty arrangements with Saarc nations
  • Stoppage of refund under Brand Rate hits synthetic textile exports: SRTEPC
  • South Korean IT team coming
  • World's biggest trade zone by 2005

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
  • Congestion in Cristobal, St Eustatius active
  • Chile and Ecuador markets this week
  • Anchorage fee cancelled in Istanbul
  • Mixed avails in West African markets
  • South and East African market report
  • Steady and quiet market in Fujairah
  • Busy end of the month in Suez
  • OPEC likely to keep current oil output quotas till September
  • API shows big increase in US gasoline supplies
  • New posted prices for Saudi Arabia
  • Bunker prices for Argentina
  • Mexican bunker price update

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International Transport Journalweb site
APRIL 26, 2001
  • FedEx
  • Royal Jordanian is back at Zurich
  • US Airways
  • Austrian Airlines
  • Hong Kong International Airport
  • Airport of Munich
  • EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg
  • Dnata Airport Services
  • Philippines: UPS's Asia hub
  • KLM Cargo: «Control» for pharmaceuticals

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World Wide Shipperweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
  • Corps of Engineers views record 27,000 adult spring chinook at Bonneville Dam on April 18
  • Port Tacoma awards $5.2 million contract for work on port's Intermodal Rail Interchange Expansion
  • United States railroad freight traffic reported down during week ending April 14
  • Boeing Company reports first quarter net earnings of $762 million or .89 cents per share
  • Port Portland listens to public testimony prior to allowing Cascade General to sell Dry Dock 4

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Lloyd's Listweb site
APRIL 26, 2001
  • Pegasus takes wing in junk bond recovery
    PEGASUS Shipping (Hellas) has concluded a wave of new fixtures for its fleet of 11 panamax tankers after apparently putting the worst of its junk bond woes behind it. Seven of the ships are...
  • Intertanko tries transparency
    The Intertanko Council looks to have gone further on shipowner transparency than had been anticipated, paving the way for hitherto confidential information on the condition of vessels controlled by...
  • Royal Caribbean profits halved as downturn bites
    THE US economic slowdown has halved Royal Caribbean Cruises' first quarter 2001 net profits to $52.5m from $105.5m, with prospects for the rest of the year looking bleak. T...
  • Gates gains in Newport News sale
    MICROSOFT chairman Bill Gates is set to increase his diminishing $50bn personal wealth by more than $80m with the proposed sale of US naval shipbuilder Newport News Shipbuilding to rival General Dy...

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Fairplayweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
  • Cammell cashflow dries up
  • Mitsui, Vale divide ore stake
  • China Shipping moves into terminals
  • Bremen privatises port authority
  • Stowaways caught in Spain
  • Multi-national piracy patrol mooted
  • India withdraws ship import duty
  • Aker rejects proposed Kv'rner board
  • V.Ships to close Southampton office
  • Frontline firm on Mosvold bid
  • Tanker owners embrace transparency
  • Carlsson elected Intertanko head
  • Mumbai slowed by general strike
  • Canada fines Cosco for stowaways
  • Cho Yang secures vital loan
  • Newport News bid approved
  • Greek seafarers join general strike
  • EC to bring back yard support
  • Oakland cools terminal rumours
  • Ellicott denies dredger scandal
  • Chittagong bulges at the seams
  • Singapore, Argentina in talks

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
APRIL 26, 2001
  • ACL limite sa capacité containers pour préserver la tenue des taux
    L’armement Atlantic Container Line ne semble pas être trop affecté par le ralentissement de l’économie américaine à en juger ses résultats du premier trimestre. Il a transporté 57.000 TEU (contre 61.500 en 2000) et le coefficient de remplissage a atteint 72% contre 78 % précédemment. A noter toutefois que le fret roulier était légèrement en baisse westbound, tandis que le volume des voitures transportées était en recul eastbound suite à la faiblesse de ce marché.
  • Evadix clôture son premier exercice sur un bénéfice
    Le groupe belge de logistique Evadix, née d’un MBO des divisions Distribution et Routage des Editions Casterman à Tournai et spécialisé entre autres dans les services logistiques au commerce électronique, a clôturé sa première année d’existence sur un bénéfice. “La santé financière du groupe attire les investisseurs”, dit l’entreprise dans un communiqué.
  • CP Ships améliore ses performances
    Le groupe Canadian Pacific qui vient de publier ses résultats couvrant le premier trimestre de l’exercice 2001 a une fois encore réalisé une belle performance. Le revenu net disponible pour les actionnaires est passé à 532 mio. de CAD (contre 303 mio. pour le premier trimestre de 2000), tandis que le gain par action courante a augmenté de 82% à 1,68 CAD. Le revenu opérationnel a augmenté de 70% à 1,04 mia. de CAD. Le cash flow a atteint 1,13 mia. de CAD (751 mio.). Dans l’ensemble la situation financière reste excellente avec un rapport dette/equity de 29:71, tandis que le rapport dette nette/cash flow est de 1.1:1.
  • WDP achète une grande plate-forme logistique à Breda
    La sicafi semi-industrielle belge Warehouses De Pauw investit pour la première fois aux Pays-Bas. WDP a acquis une plate-forme logistique de 37.000 m2 pour 782 millions de BEF (19,3 millions d’EUR). Selon l’expert immobilier Stadium, cela porte la valeur du portefeuille du groupe à plus de 10 mia. de BEF (près de 250 mio. d’EUR). WDP a récemment investi en France et est en train de construire cinq nouveaux projets en Belgique.

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Marine Linkweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
Maritime Contract News
  • EU To Propose Subsidy Program To Battle South Korea
  • General Dynamics To Buy Newport News Shipbuilding
Breaking News
  • Taiwan To Get Submarines, Ships
  • EU To Propose Subsidy Program To Battle South Korea
  • HTS Propulsion Thrusters Project Gets $3.1M Boost
  • BV Proposes 12,500 TEU Mega Containership
  • Navy Honors Propeller Expert
  • Leif Hoegh Enjoys Healthy 2001
  • Freight Rates To Fly High In Coming Years
  • Aker Opposes New Kvaerner Board
  • Russian Nuclear Sub Towed Home
  • Royal Caribbean Profits Halved
  • General Dynamics To Buy Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Nichols Brothers Delivers 39-Knot Cat

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TradeWindsweb site
APRIL 25, 2001
  • OOCL doubles up at Samsung
    The Hong Kong-based owner has exercised options for two 7,400-TEU containerships
  • Teekay sees stellar start to 2001
    Aframax giant sees first quarter profits leap to $144m as demand continues to outstrip supply.
  • Debt-to-equity ratios jump at Korean lines
    Poor currency management adds to debt woes of shipping companies.
  • First quarter profits up at Newport News
    US shipbuilder lifted by 12% increase in revenue from construction section.
  • Suezmax newbuilding faces slowdown
    Daewoo Shipyard is to construct more LNG carriers and less suezmax vessels.
  • Flood worsens in Mississippi river
    Vessel traffic is not expected to flow again for at least another two more weeks.
  • OMI's strategy pays off
    US tanker owner strives on quality service and ability to stay mobile.
  • IM Skaugen buffs up LPG fleet
    The Oslo-based company orders two new ethylene LPG vessels at $21.5m each.
  • Intertanko weighs up members' detention records
    Tanker owners could risk ejection from Intertanko if their port state control records are not up to scratch.
  • Scandlines AG buys Nordo Link
    It will be business as usual for the Swedish freight ferry outfit under its new owner.
  • Royal Caribbean's income cut by half
    Net revenues per available passenger cruise day plunged by 11% in January-March.
  • Aker opposes Kvaerner board nominations
    Aker Maritime fears Kvaerner's new directors will oppose a potential merger.
  • First quarter boost for Gorthon Lines
    The Swedish shipowner made a profit in the first three months of 2001, turning around last year's loss.
  • Leif Hoegh looks on the bright side
    The Norwegian shipowner is now expecting to increase operating profit in 2001 after a strong first quarter.
  • Broking chief moves to Bergesen
    Top Norwegian owner headhunts Jens Ismar as part of strategy to develop new businesses.
  • General Dynamics to buy Newport News
    Top US shipbuilders confirm $2.6bn takeover deal.
  • Bulk carrier refloated
    Indian vessel Devprayag freed from Australian sandbar.
  • Lisnave halves losses
    The only way is up for Portuguese shipyard group.
  • No surprises for Mersey Docks chief
    Chairman Gordon Waddell says the UK's Mersey Docks & Harbour Co is meeting expectations in 2001.
  • OMI first quarter profits reach $28.4m
    Tanker firm, headed by Craig H Stevenson, reaps reward of a strong market.
  • Profit turnaround at GulfMark Offshore
    The offshore vessel operator has seen a dramatic reversal in first quarter profits.
  • UK foot and mouth outbreak hits P&O Stena
    Ferry group P&O said foot and mouth reduced the number of passengers coming to the UK in the first quarter.
  • Mosvold turns in strong result
    High earnings of veteran VLCCs boost effort to persuade Frontline to raise takeover bid.
  • Ugland Nordic dips into the red
    Unrealised currency losses detracted from a strong first quarter for the Norwegian tanker owner.

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