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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 6, 1997

  • Court stops rebidding
  • Thai focus as Asean shipowners meet
  • India to update port laws
  • Port Klang celebrates birthday
  • Antwerp reels in tons of business
  • Rise in load forecast on Europe-Asia routes
  • China flies more freight
  • Indian Airlines' restructuring begins to falter
  • Irish airline doing well
  • Successful first flight for A330-200 plane

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 5, 1997
  • Amsterdam-Milan air freight by rail
  • KLM Cargo's load factor again rises
  • Stinnes/Schenker to stock exchange
  • Maiden trip of NYK megacarrier
  • Co-operation Belgian and Portuguese carrier
  • Parliamentarians back Maasvlakte
  • Rotterdam promotion in Hungary

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 6, 1997
  • Genoa port chief plea on dock crisis
    FOREIGN investment in the Italian port system is being put at risk by a government failure to approve the early retirement of state workers, the Genoa Port Authority chair-man Giuliano Gallanti claimed yesterday.
  • World's largest purpose-built FPSO named
    THE world's largest purpose-built floating production storage and offloading vessel was officially named Schiehallion at Harland and Wolff's Belfast yard yesterday.
  • Mineral find hinders Gopalpur port project
    THE discovery of several valuable heavy minerals in the sand of the beach at Gopalpur, in Orissa, has induced the Atomic Energy Department into trying to stall the development of a private port there.
  • SNCF expects traffic rise to reduce losses
    FRENCH rail organisation SNCF expects a sharp reduction in losses on its freight activities this year following an increase in traffic of nearly 9% over the first 10 months of the year.
  • Cosco extends its Japanese port interests
    CHINA Ocean Shipping (Cosco) is expanding into ports and harbours in Japan through its own services and under space charter agreements with South Korea's major ship operators.
  • Saudi plan for gas transport
    THE National Shipping Company of Saudi Arabia (NSCSA) has announced a plan to transport gas as part of its five-year development plan which includes expanding services to Asia.
  • Farmers and dockers join forces
    MILITANT farmers and sacked Liverpool dockers are discussing possible joint protests outside the northwest port as part of continued attempts to disrupt beef imports into the UK.
  • Santa Fe invites privatisation bids
    ARGENTINA'S Port of Santa Fe is to be privatised. The port authority has issued an international call for tender for a 30-year concession.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 5, 1997
  • Waterfront Shipping to demerge activities
    WATERFRONT Shipping, the Norwegian product tanker and obo carrier owner, is planning to demerge the two businesses into separate, publicly listed companies.
  • BHP to sell capesize to Bergesen
    BHP Transport has reached agreement with Bergesen dy regarding the sale of its 231,850 dwt bulk carrier Iron Pacific.
  • Polish Steamship buys into Euroafrica
    POLISH Steamship Co has acquired a 28 per cent stake in Euroafrica Shipping Lines from a Polish banking group.
  • Four Asian lines form Triple A consortium
    FOUR container lines have reached agreement to set up a new consortium service on the Asia-Australia route.
  • Court blocks Subic Bay auction
    THE Philippines Supreme Court has granted a temporary restraining order to delay today's planned auction of the contract to develop the Subic Bay container terminal project.
  • Non-ISM members on their own, says club manager
    A CLUB member without the ISM Code certification which suffers a costly pollution claim will have to look after himself, says to Graham Edmiston, chairman of London Club managers.
  • Hull premiums not covering claims, says club
    THE marine hull insurance market is so soft that premiums will not cover prospective claims, according to Swedish Club md Frans Malmros speaking in London yesterday.
  • Chinese builders win priority investment
    SHIPBUILDING-related companies are among six Chinese organisations that will receive priority state support for their technical development.
  • Australian unions plan striking-breaking protests
    INTERNATIONAL protests are being planned to try to stop a flying squad of military-trained Australians forming a mobile waterfront strike-breaking force.
  • India port report due next week
    A TEN member committee set up by the Indian government is to submit its report on existing legislation governing ports by December 10.

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antwerpse lloyd n.v.web site
DECEMBER 5, 1997
  • L'Eurovignette va probablement être augmentée de quelque 10%
    La présidence luxembourgeoise de l'UE a annoncé qu'elle présenterait lors du sommet européen des ministres des Transports une proposition de compromis à propos de l'Eurovignette. Le Luxembourg espère ainsi sortir de l'impasse dans laquelle est engagé le dossier Eurovignette depuis de longs mois. La présidence de l'UE va mener dans les prochains jours des discussions bilatérales intensives avec les pays concernés par le régime Eurovignette.
  • Ellerman aligne le "City of Antwerp" (1.100 TEU)
    Samedi prochain, le port d'Anvers accueillera pour la première fois le PC "City of Antwerp" (1.100 TEU) qu'aligne l'armement Ellerman, une division du groupe Andrew Weir Shipping Ltd, dans le cadre d'un service conjoint avec KNSM, assuré entre l'Europe du Nord et la Méditerranée, plus précisément Chypre et Israël. Il s'agit, précisons-le, d'un des quatre services qu'exploitent ces armements, services qui, dès le 1er janvier prochain, relèveront d'un marketing séparé.
  • La première M-classe exportée via Anvers et Zeebrugge
    Le ms Faust de l'armement Wallenius a amarré avant hier au port d'Anvers (rive gauche) avec sur le pont la première M-classe de Mercedes-Benz, exportée via le port de Brunswick. De là, la 4x4 a été acheminée jusqu'au port de Zeebrugge (Bassin Britannia), où elle sera transférée mardi à bord d'une unité de l'armement Flotta de Suardiaz à destination de Casablanca. Tout le transport est contrôlé par RTW Antwerp, qui est depuis deux ans déjà expéditeur maison de Daimler-Benz pour toutes les activités d'expédition ro/ro dans les ports belges d'Anvers et Zeebrugge.
  • Accord commercial entre Sabena et TAP Air Portugal
    Sabena et TAP Air Portugal vont étroitement collaborer à l'avenir. L'accord a été signé hier à Bruxelles par le président et CEO P. Reutlinger de la Sabena et le président M. Ferreira Lima de TAP.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 6, 1997
  • In this business, size matters
  • LA coal export facility opens after union deal
  • STB rejects plan of Tongue River for new rail route
  • Asian shipbuilder stubs toe in Europe
  • Boyle to head Port of Oakland maritime
  • Rates climb for Panamax vessels moving cargo on North Atlantic
  • Asia-Pacific leads 9.2% rise in August global air cargo
  • Caribbean nations rip US air safety plan, want other oversight
  • Revenue, profits rise at Wilmington
  • STB pushes railroads to move grain
  • Megaports, flanked by feeders, will dominate East, panel says
  • The spat over who will operate a container terminal at this former US Navy base in the Philippines took another turn when the third bidding process was halted
  • Carrier insecurity could lead to undoing of gains by the Trans-Atlantic Conference