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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 18, 1997

  • NOL jumps to 7th spot in rankings of top liners
    Acquisition of APL catapults national carrier into world's top 10
  • China slams US for blocking Cosco's Long Beach plans
  • Sri Lanka to finalise port deal with P&O by March
  • Cosco Pacific to buy into 2 container makers
  • Sea-Land may pull out of New York port

  • Asia airlines need urgent action to stay in the air
    Significant revamp required but analysts doubt if any will be allowed to go bust
  • Air France aims to be preferred airline in region
  • Taiwan, Latecoere sign pact for Airbus projects
  • Garuda and four airlines ink cargo deal
  • Infratil eyeing Aussie airports in govt sale
  • NZ coalition govt to sell stakes in two airports
  • Honda to expand UK operations
  • Laker wins court appeal against British Airways

  • Struggling to make 'white list'
    Despite being given a long lead time, many countries are unlikely to meet the deadline for compliance with STCW '95

  • Container leasing's new kid on the block bides its time to grow

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 18, 1997
  • Alliance lays out its global plans
  • Asean nations reach agreement
  • Distribution centre being constructed at Penang
  • Tariff increase on Europe-bound boxes
  • India's ports notch up big growth rates
  • Port of Long Beach gets new chief
  • Either CTI or Thai Airways to form cargo company
  • Canadian traffic grows in Asia
  • US-Japan air talks continue

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 17, 1997
  • Alitalia-KLM alliance ticklish for Amsterdam
  • Maersk irritated by Rotterdam planning
  • Search for funds for port enlargement
  • Launch of Amsterdam labor exchange
  • Friscandia in American hands

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 18, 1997
  • Port of Olympia predicts good year
  • Longview rail plan gains port board nod
  • Kvaerner will rebuild Philadelphia shipyard
  • Boeing sends AWAC aircraft to NATO early warning fleet

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 18, 1997
  • Thamesport is sold to Hutchison
    TWO of the UK's leading container ports are being brought under the same ownership following the Hutchison Whampoa group's acq-uisition of Thamesport for '112m ($186m).
  • Ports 'giant' Harrington set to retire next year
    DEREK Harrington (pictured), a giant of the UK ports industry, will retire next year as managing director of Hutchison Ports (UK), owner of Felixstowe.
  • Shanghai Haixing plans restructuring
    CHINA Development Ship-ping (formerly Shanghai Haixing) plans to sell older vessels, decrease debt, issue new shares, buy newer vessels and diversify into other fields.
  • Scandinavian Seaways sees rise in passengers
    SCANDINAVIAN Seaways, the German passenger division of Danish shipping line DFDS, anticipates what it describes as "very good" passenger figures for 1997.
  • Indian waterways plan
    INDIA'S first comprehensive national waterways policy envisages major fiscal incentives including capital subsidies, tax holidays, subsidies on vessel construction, automatic approval for foreign equity of up to 74% and income tax benefits for investors.
  • Port of Miami picks Towsley as director
    THE top job at the scandal-wracked Port of Miami has finally been filled, with the appointment of Charles Towsley as director, beating second-choice Tai Yoshitani, head of the Maryland Port Administration, writes Joel Glass, Washington Correspondent.
  • MIF sees net income grow to $7.55m
    MIF Ltd, the Tsakos-backed tanker company, has announced a large expansion of its earnings in the first nine months of this year, in the first of what it says will be regular quarterly reports of its unaudited results.
  • LA Port backs rail deal
    PORT of Los Angeles has approved agreements to turn control and co-ordination of in-port rail movements to a third-party operator. The adjacent Port of Long Beach is expected to join in similar agreements in the near future.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 17, 1997
  • Halla's Japanese approach 'doomed'
    South Korea's Halla Engineering & Heavy Industries approach to Japanese yards to complete some of its orders is likely to fail due to lack of funds.
  • Cosco makes container stake switch
    COSCO Pacific is buying interests in two container makers in China from its parent company.
  • Ice threatens extension of St Lawrence season
    ICE has started to form in the Montreal-Lake Ontario section of the St Lawrence Seaway making officials cautious about extending its planned closing on December 20.
  • Halla to appoint receiver
    SOUTH Korea's Halla Engineering & Heavy Industries expects a receiver to be appointment by December 20 to help it complete ship orders on time.
  • Indian ships move off priority list
    INDIAN flag ships are no longer on the targeted list for priority inspection, according to the annual report of Paris MOU on Port State Control.
  • Kværner 'fully committed' to Philadelphia
    KVÆRNER is totally committed to the development of the former US Navy shipyard in Philadelphia, says Martin Saarikangas.
  • Korean newbuilding orders overtake Japan
    SOUTH Korean shipbuilders' newbuilding orders surpassed Japan's in the first 11 months of the year, reaching a record 12.3m gt, thanks to the weak won.
  • Dyvi orders two car carriers
    JAN-Erik Dyvi Skipsrederi, the Oslo-based owner involved with heavy lift ships and car carriers, has placed an order for two car carriers with the Uljanik shipyard in Croatia.
  • Sea Lion sets up Tampa/Veracruz link
    SEA Lion Ocean Freight is to initiate a general cargo service linking the ports of Tampa and Veracruz in an attempt to facilitate south-east US and Mexican trade for a broad range of firms.
  • Brazil's steel demands hit exports
    INCREASED demand for domestic use has led to an 11 per cent drop in export volumes of Brazilian steel, constraining steel supplies throughout South America and increasing prices.
  • Hutchison to operate Thamesport
    HUTCHISON Ports has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Thamesport from Rutland Trust.
  • Ore exporters hit by Mormugao increases
    IRON ore exporters located near India's west-coast port of Mormugao are resisting a 54 per cent increase in vessel-related charges.
  • Hanjin opens Long Beach terminal
    KOREAN liner operator Hanjin has officially opened its 171-acre container terminal and intermodal operations centre at the US west coast port of Long Beach.
  • Mærsk adds to New Zealand service
    MÆRSK Line will introduce two more ships on its service linking Singapore with New Zealand,
  • Australian waterfront figures 'lousy' says Reith
    AUSTRALIA'S latest waterfront figures are "lousy" and illustrate the need for reform, says maritime reform minister Peter Reith.

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antwerpse lloyd n.v.web site
DECEMBER 18, 1997
  • Ziegler et Kühne & Nagel collaborent pour les trafics entre la Belgique et l'Allemagne
    Le groupe belge de transport routier et d'expédition Ziegler et le groupe suisse de transport routier, d'expédition et de logistique Kühne & Nagel ont signé un accord de partenariat. Celui-ci prévoit une coopération dans les trafics terrestres entre l'Allemagne et la Belgique. Par ailleurs, K&N a décidé de restructurer ses activités aux Pays-Bas et de réunir en une seule entité sa division néerlandaise et la société de transport Van Vliet Logistic.
  • Le groupe Giraud passe le cap des 3 milliards de FRF
    Le prestataire français de transport et logistique Giraud a enregistré cette année des résultats très satisfaisants. "Cette évolution est le fruit de trois facteurs: une conjoncture favorable depuis le mois de mars, un développement équilibré de ses produits et une nouvelle organisation commerciale", a annoncé Alain Fauqueur, directeur général du groupe, au cours d'une conférence de presse.
  • Le Havre s'oppose à Seine-Nord
    Lors de sa dernière réunion, le conseil d'administration du port du Havre s'est prononcé contre le projet de liaison fluviale à grand gabarit Seine-Nord pour la bonne raison qu'elle ne serait d'aucun apport pour les ports de la Basse-Seine. De plus elle serait susceptible d'engendrer des évasions de trafics vers les ports du Nord, donc Anvers et Rotterdam. La direction de ce Port Autonome français se prononce plutôt en faveur d'une desserte ferroviaire améliorée vers l'Est.

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 18, 1997
  • Internal arbitration thrown overboard
  • NY-NJ port implementing cost cuts to boost cargo
  • Kvaerner bids to be global shipbuilder
  • EU panel moves to halt set prices for inland cargo
  • Delta Air faces $100,000 fine from the FAA
  • US marshals hold Croatia Lines vessel at Norfolk
  • Maritime group adopts bulk safety measures
  • ILWU rejects call for 2nd vote, reconfirms McWilliams as chief
  • Ailing Cathay rethinks its game plan
  • South Korea opens 4 container berths
  • New $2 billion conglomerate should bring foreigners plum contracts at first but provide competition in long run
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