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Shipping Timesweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
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  • M'sian govt to implement proposals to boost Klang
    They include setting up of national feeder company and incentives for shippers
  • Call to make S'pore a maritime brain hub
  • IMO urges implementation of marine pollution laws
  • Kerala govt teams up with private firms to develop 2 ports
  • Cheaper ringgit makes P Klang a draw: minister
Air and Land Transport
  • BA revamps long-haul economy class
    150m upgrading to be phased in over next 30 months on long-haul fleet of over 100 aircraft
  • Star Alliance to have new Asian partner next year
  • If FedEx pilots strike, customers will be left with no alternative
  • UK, Spanish airlines ban man in bottle attack on stewardess
  • Lower interest rates boost Chrysler's vehicle sales
  • KLM's net profit in 1st half down 46.7%
  • Flag-of-convenience myth
    Outdated view that open registers mean low standards diverts attention from sub-standard national registers
  • Asean shippers chairman aims for global approach

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Sched Netweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • China Shipping to launch joint venture
  • Guangdong imports up despite downturn
  • Gibraltar readies itself to be hub-port facility
  • JSC submits THC stipulations to JEFC
  • PSA Corp in debt capital plan
  • Analysts' space demand predictions come true
  • PAL negotiations continuing
  • TNT introduces pilot of customer service programme
  • American Airlines/BA propose gradual implementation
  • Three carriers launch freighter to Japan

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Cargowebweb site
NOVEMBER 4, 1998
  • Rotterdam port demands for millennium-proof ships
  • Second quarter KLM disappointing
  • Another Amsterdam Airport court case
  • Dutch cabinet expects introduction of excise duty on kerosine
  • European Commissioner wants harmonization of road transport taxes

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • Democrat wins in House diminish fast-track hopes
  • Shippers weigh TACA peace offer
  • Schumer victory won't aid anti-sanction lobby
  • Hispanic vote gains clout as Bush duo wins Florida, Texas
  • Grain sector wary of rail merger
  • Texas Insurance Commissioner Elton Bomer becomes special advisor to Gov. Bush
  • Israel hopes peace deal with Palestinians will smooth EU trade talks
  • Roadrunner Trucking launches a new short-haul unit
  • Bangladesh plans to protect country from floods
  • Peru takes new approach to rail sale
  • BA Cargo says London center will open on time
  • KLM profit hit by Asia woes, Northwest strike
  • Canadian Air signs plane lease deals
  • Santos Brasil marks its first year with modest gains
  • River flooding on Rhine interrupts German barge service
  • Storm-struck ships pull into West Coast
  • Hyundai extends charter pact with MSC
  • India selling shares in multimodal operator
  • European waterway accord expected by next year
  • Forwarders to honor Arena
  • ACL rallies on Oslo exchange, outpacing sector
  • Slot watch

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • TSA Unveils Rate Hike Program for 1999
  • San Ei Launch NVOCC Services from Japan
  • Asian Sources, ACS Logistics Join Forces for EDI System
  • Hanjin Becomes No. 1 Carrier for Seattle

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urgente online pressweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • Iberia abandona en diciembre los vuelos Madrid-Tokio
  • Levante discute la conexión ferroviaria con Madrid
  • Las Palmas castiga a los tráficos cautivos frente a las flotas extranjeras
  • Infotrans advierte sobre su dominio web
  • Fomento licita la renovación de v'a del tramo Tardienta-Huesca
  • Deutsche Bahn se alía con operadores portuarios para transportar contenedores

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Exim Indiaweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • Union Cabinet approves major economic package
  • Easier sealing norms for exporters paying high duty
  • Seshagiri panel recommends S-Bit scheme for software units
  • German investors to visit AP in December
  • Steel industry seeks revival package
  • SCI puts up better show
  • Development plans taking shape at ICD-Dashrath
  • MISC dedicates service to India
  • ICAC says cotton intake will be lowest in 24 years
  • IMC seminar tomorrow
  • Positive trade balance with Germany
  • Inter-corporate investments sans government permission
  • Foreign investors in core sector to get incentives
  • Only raw silk of grade 2A and above imports allowed
  • Textainer forms logistics divison
  • Handicrafts Development
  • Woollen sector hamstrung by high import duties
  • Centre favours Dutch help to develop ports
  • ACE Lines launches Calcutta operations
  • Performance Statement since inception of CFS PUNE
  • Performance for the Month of October ' 1998

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Marine Logweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • Sun charters VLCC newbuildings from Concordia Maritime

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Lloyd's Listweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • Concordia set for eight ship order
    CONCORDIA Maritime's long-awaited excursion into the newbuilding arena has come to fruition with the Swedish tanker owner ordering a radical design of VLCC tonnage with a 70 m beam in South Korea on the back of charters from one of the largest independent US downstream operators.
  • IMO prepares to act over air pollution
    A KEY committee of the International Maritime Organisation is close to completing guidelines on ways of tracking air pollution caused by ships.
  • Smedvig drillship faces fresh delay
    Norway's Smedvig has raised the spectre of further delays to its troubled West Navion I drillship due to uncertainties over the delivery of the RamRig dual drilling derrick.
  • Saddam defies military threat
    IRAQI president Saddam Hussein (right, pictured at a meeting with Russian ultra-nationalist leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky) has remained defiant in the face of possible military strikes, writes James Brewer.
  • Hutchison and Cosco near to Shanghai deal
    HUTCHISON and Cosco are close to an announcement on joint participation in the expansion of Shanghai's container terminals at Waigaoqiao.
  • Yangming halts ports scheme
    YANGMING Container Line has postponed a plan to invest in and operate the South Korean container ports of Busan and Kwangyang.
  • Cory orders two tugs for Tees fleet
    Cory Towage has made a further commitment to UK operations by ordering two powerful tractor tugs to boost its River Tees fleet.
  • No smoking paradise for Carnival
    Paradise for non-smokers: Carnival Cruise Lines has taken delivery of the world's first smoke-free cruiseship, the Paradise, from Finland's Kvaerner Masa-Yards. The 70,000 gt, $300m vessel is scheduled to make her North American debut in New York on November 19, to be followed by a variety of festivities, including a gala black-tie fundraising event, which will be held in association with the American Cancer Society.

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Fairplayweb site
NOVEMBER 4, 1998
  • Hamburg seeks more alliances
    HAMBURG port terminal company HHLA, owned by the Hamburg city government, could agree more strategic alliances in the next 18 months.
  • Legal uncertainty hindering E-commerce
    A LACK of law governing the use of electronic commerce is holding back its acceptance as an operational alternative in the shipping industry, according to an insurance expert.
  • Gozo ferries face delay
    WORK on three Gozo Channel ferries might grind to a halt unless vital designs are sent by a Danish design company.
  • Sri Lanka seeks tea-for-oil deal
    SRI Lanka has sent a delegation to Iraq to try to negotiate a barter deal under which the island will resume sales of tea, its main commodity export, and accept part payment in oil.
  • Multiterminais wins Rio roro terminal bid
    BRAZILIAN terminal operator Multiterminais has won the bidding for the ro-ro terminal at Rio de Janeiro.
  • Vosper buys boat builder
    VOSPER Thornycroft (UK) has acquired the small boat builder Halmatic.
  • Cory to upgrade UK tugs
    CORY Towage has placed an order with Spanish builder Astilleros Zamakona for two tractor tugs for its Tees operation.
  • Larsen & Toubro plans UAE terminal
    INDIAN engineering giant, Larsen & Toubro, is studying the option for a new terminal for its cement export operations in the United Arab Emirates.
  • St Lawrence imposes draught restrictions
    THE St Lawrence Seaway Management Corp is requiring ships to reduce their draught for the Montreal-Lake Ontario stretch of the waterway following a dry summer and autumn.
  • Korea explores links with Middle East
    SOUTH Korea is sending a delegation of government officials and shipping representatives to the Middle East in a bid to stablise oil supplies and markets.
  • Call to close Malta yards
    MALTA'S Federation of Industry (FOI) has recommended that both Malta Drydocks and Malta Shipbuilding be closed down.
  • Adelaide receives Asia link
    Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) has added a weekly direct service to Asia from Adelaide.
  • Call for EU ban on TBT ships
    BREMEN city government has called for ships with hull paint containing the chemical tributylzin (TBT) to be banned from calling at European Union ports.

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
NOVEMBER 5, 1998
  • Cootes won't rest 'til fatigue course conquered
    Specialised bulk tanker company Cootes Transport hopes about 100 of its long-haul drivers will be better able to combat the deadly effects of driver fatigue following completion of a new national training course on fatigue management.
    Cootes Transport is one of the first companies to voluntarily take part in the course, which was launched by the National Road Transport Commission at the Australian Trucking Convention earlier this year.
    Developed for the NRTC, the course is one of the prerequisites for drivers and companies operating under an optional Transitional Fatigue Management Scheme, which is expected be introduced nationally early next year.
  • 30 Nov start-up for NSW regs
    New national driving hours regulations for truck drivers will come into force in NSW on Monday 30 November, NSW Minister for Roads and Minister for Transport Carl Scully announced this week.
    The new laws, developed by the National Road Transport Commission and approved by Australia's transport ministers in January, were introduced in Victoria in September and in Queensland on 30 October.
    Start-up dates for the new regime in the Australian Capital Territory, South Australia and Tasmania are not yet finalised, although it is understood that SA and Tasmania will not be introducing the laws until next year.
  • Cargo owners called to account
    Cargo owners will in the long run have to be accountable for ship safety, according to the former ederal Minister for Transport and chairman of the parliamentary inquiry responsible for the original Ships of Shame report, Peter Morris.
    Speaking in London last week at an Intercargo seminar, Mr Morris said cargo owners who did not to use quality shipping would jeopardise their own business standing and performance.
    Research for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority had shown that iron ore carriers calling at Australian ports were generally five years younger than those that went to South American ports and eight years younger than those that called at Canadian ports.
  • Coombs elected to new ITF post
    Maritime Union of Australia national secretary John Coombs has been elected as the first vice-chairman of the powerful Dockers' Section of the International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF).
    Mr Coombs' election came at the ITF's 39th congress now under way in New Delhi.
    John Bowers, a representative of the United States waterfront labor, has been elected as chairman of the body which played such a significant role in recent Australian waterfront disputes.
    The ITF's high-profile campaign against flags of convenience (FOCs) was given fresh impetus after a joint meeting of delegates from the Seafarers' and Dockers' sections which approved the "Delhi Policy", a statement redefining the aims, tactics and procedures of the ITF campaign.

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Marine Linkweb site
NOVEMBER 4, 1998
  • Noble Drilling Corporation Announces New President
    Noble Drilling Corp. said that Robert D. Campbell, 48, will join Noble Drilling as its President effective January 1, 1999. Campbell holds a bachelor of science degree in chemical engineering and a doctor of jurisprudence degree from The University of Texas at Austin. Jim Day, who will remain as Noble Drilling's CEO and Chairman, said, "Mr. Campbell will add to an already highly effective and proven management team. This important step prepares the Company for a bright future."
  • Romania Exchange To Auction Vessels
    Romania's Maritime and Commodities Exchange of Constanta (BMMC) called an auction for the sale of three vessels by Santierul Naval Braila shipyard.  Up for auction: a 5 year old, 4,970-dwt tanker with 16 cargo tanks with starting price of $3.5 million; a 9 year old 8,750-dwt general cargo and container carrier, with a starting price of $3.2 million; and a new (currently under construction) 8,750-dwt general cargo and container carrier with four cargo holds, with a starting price of $2.4 million.
  • Bergesen Scraps Berge Lord Tanker For $4.8M
    Norway's Bergesen reportedly sold for scrap the Berge Lord tanker for a net $4.8 million.
  • Concordia Orders Two VLCCs For Charter By Sun
    Concordia Maritime AB of Sweden said that subsidiaries of the group had signed preliminary orders for two VLCC tankers, with options on six more vessels from South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries.  The first two vessels are reported to be signed to three year charters, between 2001 and 2004, to a subsidiary of U.S. oil group Sun Company Inc.
  • Cory Towage Orders Tugs For River Tees
    Cory Towage has placed an order for two new tugs to be based on the River Tees from where its fleet also covers the port of Hartlepool.
  • South Korean 10-Month Shipbuilding Orders Drop
    New orders received by South Korean shipbuilders fell 20 percent to 8.51 million gt for 145 vessels in the first 10 months of this year, according to the Korea Shipbuilders' Association. The 10-month figures compared with 10.70 million gt for 175 ships in the same period of last year.
  • Oceaneering Promotes Collins to President, COO
    Oceaneering International, Inc. promoted T. Jay Collins to President and COO. Mr. Collins has 25 years of oilfield service industry experience and for the last five years has held senior management positions at Oceaneering, most recently as Executive Vice President, Marine Oilfield Services. As President and COO, Collins will lead all of Oceaneering's business activities engaged in serving the oil and gas industry.

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