Tuesday, January 09, 2001 Maritime News

Iraqi Oil Exports Drop For Week

Jan 09, 2001

Iraqi oil exports plunged to 257,000 bpd as a single tanker was loaded in the week to Jan. 5, a U.N. spokesman said on Monday. The Astro Beta loaded 1.8 million

Mexico Oil Export Ports Closed

Jan 09, 2001

Two of Mexico's chief oil export ports were closed on Tuesday, Reuters reported, because of strong winds and waves in parts of the Gulf of Mexico, port officials said.

Nickel Ship Sinks

Jan 09, 2001

Inco Ltd., the western world's biggest nickel producer, said a ship carrying 2,200 tons of nickel in matte from its Indonesian unit PT Inco, worth an estimated $13 million,

AAPA: Study Proves Need For Improvement

Jan 09, 2001

The American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) welcomed the recent release of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) "Report to Congress on National

Alabama Shipyard to Build Two OSVs for Hornbeck Offshore Services

Jan 09, 2001

Atlantic Marine, Inc. has signed a contract with Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. of Mandeville, Louisiana to build two (2) large, high capacity, Offshore Supply

Plans Laid For Aircraft Carrier Bosphorus Transit

Jan 09, 2001

Turkish shipping experts will meet soon to discuss how to safely sail a giant aircraft carrier without engines through the Bosphorus that bisects the country's biggest city,

Carib Tanker Rates Tank In New Year

Jan 09, 2001

Caribbean dirty tanker trades have sustained a massive hit, tumbling from W255 at the end of last week to W202.5, New York brokers said. "The holiday doldrums have

NOL To Buy GATX Logistics For $210M

Jan 09, 2001

Shares of Singapore shipping and logistics firm Neptune Orient Lines (NOL) rose 7.5 percent on Tuesday, buoyed by its deal to buy U.S.-based GATX Logistics for $210.

Oil Prices Steady

Jan 09, 2001

Oil prices steadied on Tuesday after a technical rout the previous day wiped more than 60 cents off a barrel of crude, although prices remain firm on expectations OPEC will curb output soon.

Singapore Bunker Market Is Under Pressure

Jan 09, 2001

The Singapore bunker fuel market is coming under mounting pressure from arrivals of arbitrage cargoes of high-viscosity fuel oil in January and February, traders said.

Ecuador Banana Exports Plummet

Jan 09, 2001

Ecuador's banana exports dropped 10.6 percent in 2000 compared with 1999, due to an oversupply of the fruit in international markets, the Corporation for the Promotion

Warmer Temperatures, But Mississippi Traffic Still Slow

Jan 09, 2001

Warmer temperatures across the U.S. Midwest were seen easing navigation on the Mississippi River near St. Louis but barge traffic continued slow on the Illinois River due to ice buildup,

Experts Mull Risks Of Mid-Sea Gasoline Transfer

Jan 09, 2001

Salvage workers and shipping experts were studying a possible mid-sea transfer of nearly 30,000 tons of gasoline from a damaged tanker at risk of exploding, the ship's operators said.

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