Thursday, January 18, 2001 Maritime News

MW 50 Sheds 18

Jan 18, 2001

The MW 50, a tracking mechanism of international marine industry stocks published weekly in Maritime Week, lost 18 this week to close at 1,395.92. The index, which

Ice Melt Aids Mississippi Navigation

Jan 18, 2001

Ice melt and rising water levels on the Illinois and upper-Mississippi rivers improved barge movement but traffic was backed up near Alton, Illinois, after the Melvin Price lock reopened,

Bush Comments Buoy Oil Markets

Jan 18, 2001

U.S. oil prices rose Thursday as traders jumped at buying opportunities after OPEC's agreement on production cuts sent prices falling Wednesday. Crude oil for February

Bush Comments Buoy Oil Markets

Jan 18, 2001

U.S. oil prices rose Thursday as traders jumped at buying opportunities after OPEC's agreement on production cuts sent prices falling Wednesday. Crude oil for February

P&O Business Remains Firm

Jan 18, 2001

British shipping firm Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company said that overall trading conditions at its core ports, ferries and logistics businesses had remained firm in the fourth quarter.

Howard Smith Claims Tug Division

Jan 18, 2001

Howard Smith Ltd. said its tugboat division was not for sale, despite market speculation about an impending divestment that boosted its share price. "We do not

Hanjin Profits Expected To Rise

Jan 18, 2001

Hanjin Shipping said it aimed to generate $410 million in operating profit this year, up from an estimated $355 million last year. Hanjin, a shipping unit of South Korea's Hanjin Group,

U.S. Lawmakers Seek New Ban On Alaska Crude Exports

Jan 18, 2001

Twelve U.S. lawmakers asked that President Bill Clinton, who has only two days left in office, re-impose a ban on exports of Alaskan crude oil in order to protect

Australia Numbers Confirm LR Quality

Jan 18, 2001

The Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) figures released this month show that 125 ships from a total number of 2,926 inspected during the period January to December 2000 were detained.

Clean Power For Southern California Charter Fleet

Jan 18, 2001

Working out of San Diego's Fisherman's Landing Marina, J.J. Gerritsen recently repowered his 65 x 22-ft. aluminum charter fishing boat dubbed Apollo. For Gerritsen

Horizon Delivers New Z-drive Tug For Dixie Towing

Jan 18, 2001

Horizon Shipbuilding of Bayou La Batre, Ala., delivered a Cummins-powered Z-drive tug to Dixie Towing of Jacksonville Florida on January 12, 2001. The 70 x 26-ft.

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