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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 5, 2002
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  • US allots US$93m to review, improve port security
    THE US government has set aside US$93.3 million for immediate port security assessments and improvements, while government and industry officials debate the future of port security at US seaports.
  • S'pore starts first graduate maritime education course
  • MISC's 3rd qtr profit down 20%
  • Daewoo yard wins US$640m order from
Air and Land Transport
  • 66-year-old Ansett grounds to a halt
    ANSETT Australia disappeared from radar last night, with all hope of salvaging the 66-year-old airline gone and administrators preparing for a fire sale of the assets.
  • Watchdog denies plans to cap Qantas prices
  • Legal fight unlikely to ground new airline Swiss
  • First Chinese air police to take off this summer
  • Virgin Express, SN Brussels may revive merger
  • Log Book
  • High seas patrols help deter terrorism
    SEARCHING everything from small wooden boats to huge commercial freighters, sailors from a dozen countries are scouring the high seas in the hunt for al-Qaida terrorists and weapon shipments.

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 5, 2002
  • Uniglory, Wan Hai start joint HK-Japan-Taiwan service
  • Multiport accepts six new members
  • Old rail revisited
  • Barwil into Afghanistan
  • K Line modifies Japan/Southeast Asia service
  • Seminar calls for risk management
  • Aid for new private rail service
  • First direct China, Taiwan trade completed
  • Moncton positions itself as American cargo gateway
  • CSA opens Zhengzhou maintenance hangar
  • TIACA founds air freight scholarship

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Cargowebweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Lufthansa still wants SAS Cargo
  • Deep alliance Korean and Delta
  • Maersk Logistics reports satisfied customer
  • Dead Swissair goes to court
  • DOT with port security grant applications
  • Antwerp port merger for PSA
  • Pratt, GE say win Emirates engine order

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 5, 2002
  • CSCL to offer direct link between NSICT & US West Coast - expand liner services, ex-India
  • NSB sets up Committee on Containerisation
  • Foreign-going vessels allowed to carry container cargo between Indian ports
  • Trade treaty with Nepal extended for 5 years
  • Container feeder operations resume at Paradip Port
  • ...set to surpass 20 mt cargo handling target
  • P. D. Rathi elected President of Port Officers' Federation
  • Forex reserves cross $ 50-billion mark
  • Lack of financial sector reforms disappoints ALFS
  • Pneumatic tyre importers get 5 pc relief on duty
  • Inflation rate moves up to 1.39 per cent
  • Few sops for exporters in Budget, says Exim Club chief
  • Forex reserves swell by $ 237 m to $ 50.45 bn
  • No thrust to leather exports in Budget: CLE
  • Implementation panel for Medium-Term Export Strategy taking shape
  • IASC chief sees India playing key role in oilseeds sector
  • Tax axe falls on EOUs
  • Foreign Trade Analysis: Current Policy & Procedures

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Brazil fuel oil $3 firmer
  • OPEC likely to maintain its reduced output levels through 2002
  • Chile market report
  • Russia may extend export cuts, increase production later in the year
  • Rotterdam morning report

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Grand Alliance serves Shanghai
  • Hanjin Lines/Senator Lines streamline services
  • Wan Hai charters slots from Cosco
  • The Himalaya Express will vanish
  • DFDS now sails to Cuxhaven
  • Secrets at Maersk Sealand?
  • TNWA confirms service changes
  • «NYK Leo» in Bremerhaven
  • Cleve & Zonen: new services
  • Newbuilding Hamburg Süd

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Title XI: Shooting for $50 million in FY2003
    In search of the attainable
  • Shipowners to learn about bonding
    SCA arranges meeting with Sureties Association
  • Kvaerner Masa gets new board
    A new Board of Directors has been elected for Kvaerner Masa-Yards Inc. The Chairman is Leif-Arne Langøy (President and CEO, Aker Kvaerner Yards AS)
  • Telaurus hires Lovingfoss
    Key appointment at maritime communications specialist
  • FGH gets more time
    The U.S. Bankruptcy Court has given Friede Goldman Halter, Inc. until April 12, 2002 to file a plan, or plans, of reorganization.

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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Nominations now being accepted for Oregon International Business awards
  • Panama Canal Authority discusses host of improvements
  • Portland Airport targets shoppers during 'Spring Fling' discount event
  • Steel heading into U.S. increases 14 percent in January
  • Corps closing small lock in Ballard for annual maintenance and repairs

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The East Africanweb site
MARCH 5, 2002
  • MSCL Loses $160,000 in 'Mv Umoja' Accident
  • TRA Patrol Boat Finally Deployed on L. Victoria
  • 'New' Sabena to Fly to Kigali and Nairobi
  • BA Reschedules East African Flight Routes

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 5, 2002
  • Wallenius in driving seat for HMM car arm
    WALLENIUS Wilhelmsen has signed a $1.5bn deal to possibly take over the car carrier division of debt-laden Hyundai Merchant Marine.
  • Fosen vows to fight Norway ship grants fraud charge
    THE shipyard building ResidenSea's delayed The World has suffered a fresh embarrassment after the Norwegian state charged it with fraudulently claiming NKr35m ($3.95m) in shipbuilding grants on ships delivered between 1997 and 1999.
  • Nuclear ban debated in Panama
    THE environment committee of the Panamanian legislature will today debate a proposal for a new law banning nuclear shipments through the Panama Canal.
  • BP Amoco snaps up Tsuneishi aframaxes
    BP Amoco has gone to Tsuneishi Shipbuilding for a quartet of bargain priced-aframaxes, writes Matthew Flynn .

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Tatar test for Russian oil
  • Baltimore channel still closed
  • Chemical spill hits Djibouti
  • One missing after ship sinks
  • Japan to cut steel imports
  • Ferry frustrating at Cuxhaven
  • China Shipping, Zim move closer
  • James Fisher quits dry sector
  • TT-Line poised for Superfast deal
  • Louis-Dreyfus moves into Brazil
  • Nightmare scenario for Suape
  • Regasification plan opposed
  • Fire destroys Med ferry
  • HHI claims welding breakthrough
  • HMM to sell car carrier business
  • EC brings hope to German builders
  • Heavy lifters repair Serbia bridges
  • US bolsters Yemeni coast guard
  • Anek, Strintzis in merger talks
  • Szczecin yard halts production

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Canada study slams port crime, security
    A government report described Canada's largest seaports as crime-ridden and vulnerable to terrorist attacks.
  • NCBFAA criticizes China regs
    The industry group charged that China's new rules discriminate against American-based non-vessel-operating common carriers.
  • Insurers will drop Sri Lanka war charge
    The move is expected to spur business at a key transshipment port.
  • Coast Guard will award port security tool contract
  • EVA 777 order still firm
  • U.S. ocean volume increased
  • Canada to review Marine Act
  • Salvage mulled for sunken Md. tug
  • GM selects TNT for Brazil car parts
  • Zim logistics unit opens Shanghai office
  • Wanted: 30,000 airport screeners
  • USCO combines warehouse units
  • Higher charges boost Schiphol net

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 4, 2002
  • Tsakos sets NYSE listing date
    The secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange will trade under the ticker symbol TNP on Tuesday.
  • Weak rates dent Montanari's earnings
    Freight rates for gas carriers were seen falling significantly at end of 2001.
  • Matson hikes Pacific coast-Hawaii rates
    The rate increase was postponed from last year, taking into account the slow Hawaiian economy.
  • Wallenius & Wilhelmsen confirm HMM deal
    Takeover will double fleet controlled by Scandinavian car carrier partners.
  • Salvage work delays Delaware canal reopening
    A sunken barge is expected to be raised early this week.
  • Armed men storm Thai cargoship
    Solomon Islands robbers carrying guns and knives make off with crew's belongings.
  • The World stands still as talks continue
    DNV ready to certificate but owner refuses to take $330m ship.
  • Unithai Line moves further into black
    Thai owner boosted by associate companies and lower costs in 2001.
  • Paris MOU pulls in passengerships
    Tanker Pacific and Bergesen number among owners whose vessels were detained in January.
  • Panama Canal to expand capacity
    The daily average number of vessels transiting in the canal is expected to rise to 43 by the end of 2004.
  • New directors for Kvaerner Masa-Yards
    Only Jorma Eloranta survives as boardroom roundabout spins again.
  • Scrap totals triple on last year's levels
    First two months of 2002 see whopping increase in tonnage sent for demolition.
  • Fosen in fraud probe
    Norwegian yard's owner Anna Synnove Bye says she feels "raped" by subsidy allegations.
  • Anek and Strintzis mull merger
    Greek ferry operators explore Piraeus Bank amalgamation plan.
  • Arison's fortune boosted by bonus rise
    Carnival boss Micky Arison's annual bonus rose to $1.68m in 2001.
  • Belships buys half of Elkem Chartering
    Norwegian owner Belships is handing over responsibility for handysize and handymax bulkers to new partner.
  • Jutha shrinks losses
    Thai cargo and liner shipowner upbeat on future prospects as it axes loss.
  • Skaugen offloads last chemical tankers
    Norwegian owner sells ships as moves to concentrate on core lighterage and gas shipping business.
  • Fisher finally exits dry cargo sector
    UK tanker owner James Fisher has sold its last two general cargoships.
  • Cosco seeks Indian partner
    Chinese shipping giant wants to gear up its presence in India.
  • Odfjell opts for camshaftless engine
    Chemical tanker owner specifies latest propulsion plant technology for next newbuilding.
  • HMM and Wilhelmsen in PCTC tie-up
    Statement expected to clarify link-up between cash strapped Korean owner and Norwegian shipping giant.
  • Nissho set for Hitachi VLCC order
    Japanese owner poised for further newbuilding deal in single-hull replacement programme.
  • Profits slump at Kimtrans
    Logistics and ship operator saw profits fall 30% as directors paint gloomy picture for 2002.

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