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Shipping Timesweb site
MARCH 11, 2002
Shipping News
  • No more war risk premiums on ships at Colombo port
    LONDON-based international insurance underwriters have withdrawn war risk premiums on ships calling at Sri Lanka's main Port of Colombo from the end of last week, ending nearly an eight-month saga.
  • Keppel Fels earns bonus from early rig delivery
  • Carnival turns the screws on Caribbean
  • P&O to axe 1,000 staff at shipping venture
Air and Land Transport
  • UK airports' traffic up for 1st time after Sept 11
    BRITISH Airport Authority plc said the number of passengers travelling through its seven UK airports rose 0.3 per cent in February from a year ago, the first monthly gain since the Sept 11 US terrorist attacks.
  • UK against airline insurance fund
  • Air France expanding consultancy to Asia-Pacific
  • Rolls orders rise to record on naval, service work
  • Boeing in talks to buy Fairchild: UK report
  • Vietnam Airlines keen to use ex-US airbases
  • Police jobs open to ex-Ansett staff

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Sched Netweb site
MARCH 11, 2002
  • Unitex joins forwarder groups
  • Foundation stone laid for Bahrain port project
  • EMTA risk surcharge reduced
  • Saimaa Lines expands in Finland/Russia corridor
  • Busy Baiyuan airport number two in CAAC rankings
  • CAA publishes UK airport charge controls advice
  • US Airways names new president and CEO

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Cargowebweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • Huge Airbus-order SAA
  • Cooperation Panalpina and Lufthansa
  • New portal AA cargo
  • Less cargo British airports

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Exim Indiaweb site
MARCH 11, 2002
  • China Shipping, Zim to expand slot exchange
  • IMC signs MoU with W. Australia to bring TAFE system to India
  • ITC plans rice exports in big way
  • Gem, jewellery exports move up by 24 pc
  • Coss Engineers container handling equipment gets BIS recognition
  • Loading, unloading permitted at Karur in TN
  • P&O Ports emerges strong contender in India's race for privatisation of ports - NSICT paves way for future success
  • Kolkata Port set to better 2000-01's cargo throughput
  • P&O Ports will pursue vision to develop combined NSICT-JNPCT as Hub Port: Capt. Sarbh
  • 2 pvt. airlines set to unfurl wings on Indian runway
  • Jharkhand govt plans to form export promotion park
  • Govt creates 10 new AEZs
  • Norms for excise duty payment eased
  • CCEA clears textile facelift scheme
  • Government underestimates potential revenue from Section 88 phase-out
  • NHAI to issue Rs 6,200-cr bonds, tap Infrastructure Equity Fund
  • Engg exporters disappointed with Budget
  • 10 pc tax on export units' income only emits wrong signals: Nasscom

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The Bunker Bulletinweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • Chile market report from Pacsa
  • Brazil bunkers firm up slightly
  • Crude oil falls on positive talks between the UN and Iraq
  • Firm markets in the US Gulf
  • Rotterdam market nervous on crude gains
  • US Treasure Secretary expects oil prices to remain at $18-25 a barrel
  • Tight avails reported in Seattle and Portland

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International Transport Journalweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • Snav Italy-Sicily service
  • Lisnave Estaleiros Navais: new shareholders
  • Chronopost Portugal opens new office
  • CAT Portugal with healthy growth
  • Delmas: new vessel, new service
  • FMC receives OTI license applications
  • Proposed fiscal 2003 coast guard budget draws support
  • Corps of engineers chief steps down, more funding requested
  • Marad participates in OECD workshop on port security
  • P&O ports earnings improve in 2001

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Marine Logweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • Senator wants to tap Bush "slush fund" to up Navy build rate
    Senator Susan Collins, R. Maine, is suggesting taking money from a requested $10 billion antiterrorism "contingency" fund to boost the Navy new construction rate to a less insipid level
  • Damen gets Portuguese ferry order
    Damen Shipyards is to build seven low wash fast ferries for Soflusa (Sociedade Fluvial de Transportes S.A.) based in Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Sperry gets $27.2 million Navy contract
    Northrop Grumman Corporation's Sperry Marine unit has won a U.S. Navy contract worth up to $27.2 million to provide engineering and technical support for integrated ship navigation and control systems.


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World Wide Shipperweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • Port of Portland director shoots down newspaper's Columbia Channel calculations
  • Rail numbers up and down during month of February
  • Port of Vancouver, USA hires marketing manager
  • Explosion marks start of Panama Canal dredging work
  • Port group executive director wants funds for navigation projects

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Lloyd's Listweb site
MARCH 11, 2002
  • Box losses prompt Dutch to investigate safety and design
    THE Dutch government is to fund wide-ranging research to look at safety issues involving modern designs of containerships.
  • SNCF axes trains in new tunnel stowaway crisis
    SNCF - the French state railway operator - was once again forced to cut the number of freight trains sent through the Channel Tunnel over the weekend, blaming security problems created by asylum seekers.
  • Five more fined in Singapore bribes scandal
    FIVE more Singapore bunker surveyors have pleaded guilty to corruption and a further three will stand trial, raising the spectre that a third bunker supplier could have its licence suspended as the extent of the port's bunker scandal continues to unravel.
  • Stocznia Szczecinska in last-minute financing talks
    TROUBLED Polish shipbuilder Stocznia Szczecinska, the world's fourth largest shipbuilder, is today holding last-minute discussions with eight Polish banks about securing the $60m of fresh financing it needs in order to resume production at the yard.

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Fairplayweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • Dredging shortfall hits US trade
  • Tanker companies downgraded
  • Lanka revisits QEQ agreement
  • Numast 'disappointed' by P&O Ned
  • Baltimore canal re-opened
  • India pushes for navigation project
  • Tariff increases hit SA ports
  • London-Bangkok initiative signed
  • Algerian gas to seek foreign input
  • Century closes shipping division
  • Gas reserves fuel petchem plans
  • Bahrain launches Hidd project
  • India to market its seafarers
  • KSS Line to go public
  • Engineers welcome other specialists
  • Vessel rams jetty in Hamburg
  • Malaysia gas for Tokyo companies
  • No casualties in cruise ferry fire
  • Prisco settles Virgo claims

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • New deputy at Customs
    Douglas M. Browning was named deputy U.S. Customs commissioner, replacing Charles M. Winwood, who is retiring.
  • US, Canada to swap Customs agents
    The US and Canada agreed to locate customs officers at container ports in each other's country to monitor and inspect cargo
  • Five lines plan Pacific alliance
    The Asia- U.S. West Coast agreement if approved would create one of the world's largest carrier link-ups.
  • Bulk shipping 'steeling' for tough year after U.S. tariff decision
    Steel import curbs threaten to snuff out a rally in the bulk shipping market, and could cut seaborne traffic by millions of tons in 2002.
  • FMC says carrier violated law
  • Norfolk Southern opens Chicago bulk transfer facility
  • Olendorff adds Phil. port calls
  • Rate increase for NorthAmerican Logistics
  • Intermarine places vessel under U.S. flag
  • Customs' Tischler is CONECT speaker
  • Portland disputes newspaper's dredging series
  • DBI to manage east Indian container terminal
  • P&O Nedlloyd will cut 1,000 jobs as profits plunge
  • Singapore making Evergreen offer it can't refuse?

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
MARCH 9, 2002
  • TLF obtient le soutien du gouvernement français sur le gasoil professionnel
    Un nouveau projet d’accord sur l’adaptation de la réduction du temps de travail (RTT) aux spécificités du transport routier a été présenté aux partenaires sociaux en France. Il prévoit entre autres que la messagerie serait exclue des dispositions dérogatoires. “Il serait impossible d’accepter cela”, ont annoncé les co-présidents de TLF, Alain Fauqueur et Alain Bréau, lors que la “Soirée annuelle” de leur fédération. Ils ont dès lors formulé une proposition portant sur la modification du texte en question. Par ailleurs, ils ont annoncé que le gouvernement français défendra le principe de la ristourne sur la fiscalité du carburant (c’est-à-dire le gasoil professionnel) face à la Commission européenne.
  • Lille s’intéresse au projet gantois de terminal à containers fluvial
    La direction du port fluvial de Lille témoigne d’un vif intérêt pour deux projets belges, à savoir l’intention du port de Gand de relancer un terminal à containers fluvial et le projet du port de Zeebrugge de d’implanter une plate-forme dans la zone portuaire gantoise. D’un entretien avec Denis Demailly, directeur du développement du port de Lille, il ressort que des contacts sont établis avec ces deux ports belges en vue de développer certains services containérisés fluviaux, étant donné que c’est sous ce seul angle que les Lillois voient les choses.
  • Krone a enregistré un chiffre d’affaires record
    Le groupe allemand Krone, qui produit des semi-remorques, des remorques et des machines agricoles, a affiché des résultats exceptionnels en 2001. Malgré les difficultés qu’a connus le secteur, l’entreprise est parvenue à enregistrer le meilleur exercice de son histoire. Le chiffre d’affaires du groupe a augmenté de 20,3%. L’excellent résultat noté par la divison utilitaire a largement contribué à cette performance.
  • Le NCTS risque de ne pas être opérationnel fin 2003
    La Commission européenne a donné plus d’explications au ministres européens responsables du bon fonctionnement du marché interne au sujet du système d’échange de données automatisé pour le transport communautaire sous douane (TRANSIT).

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TradeWindsweb site
MARCH 8, 2002
  • PDVSA operational workers mull strike
    Only top managers at the Venezuelan state oil firm walked out on Friday.
  • Marad chief to go East
    William Schubert will meet officials in China to discuss a new Chinese shipping law.
  • HAL sets Westerdam's farewell date
    The veteran cruise ship chalks up 643 voyages with HAL before moving over to Costa Cruises.
  • FastShip Atlantic project under fire
    Cost of the high-speed containership project may soar due to unproven technology.
  • Damen clinches ferry order
    Dutch shipyard group will build seven ships for Portuguese owner Transtejo.
  • Preussag cuts Babcock stake
    Travel company pulling away from investment in German shipbuilder.
  • RCCL shareholders stay lucky
    Another 13 cent dividend despite tough times in cruise market.
  • Attica sells Superfast ships to Tasmania
    Greek ferry owner will be two vessels short in Adriatic after offloading Superfast III and IV.
  • ACLN in joint venture
    Troubled car carrier and Cypriot partner establish Afropa Lines.
  • Port of London pilot criticised for collision
    UK investigators blame pilot and fishing vessel skipper for accident involving Greek cargoship.
  • Clipper battles Jardines
    Danish owner moves to break deadlock over six-year-old cargo claim.
  • Japanese LNG buyers 'take control'
    Malaysian owner left with spare shipping capacity as it strives to secure contract extensions.
  • Passengers safe after blaze on Viking Line ferry
    Cabins evacuated after nightclub curtain catches fire aboard Cinderella.
  • Intertanko sets up new panel
    The tanker owners' body establishes Latin American Panel to represent regional owners and operators.

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