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Shipping Timesweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
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  • MPA rebuts criticism of vessel guidance system
    VTIS is an information service; navigation rests solely on masters
  • UK ports group ABP investing for future
  • Port Klang much cheaper than S'pore: KL minister
Air and Land Transport
  • JAL, ANA and JAS receive 28, 44 and 14 weekly landing slots respectively
    China Airlines seeking more partnerships
  • Japan Airlines to cut more jobs to stay competitive
  • Qantas to take part in Aussie high-speed train project
  • 26 injured as Korean Air jet skids off runway
  • Boeing asks judge to drop shareholder suit
  • NZ Cabinet to vote on sale of Wellington airport
  • Planned tie-ups raise hackles
    Critics say the alliances proposed by major US airlines will not prove as beneficial to consumers as they say
  • CIF policy with clause 'ex factory' also covers risk of inland transport

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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Re-alignment in China Shipping's services
  • MSC & Norasia cease slot sharing agreement
  • Fesco links Yantian and Australia for the first time
  • APL to manage logistics for GM in Thailand
  • New services increase traffic at Santos terminal
  • Costs reduced at CP Ships
  • Independent and impartial inquiry pledged
  • New limit slashes liability costs
  • Nigerian govt allows UK flights

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Cargowebweb site
AUGUST 6, 1998
  • Again delay NWA transatlantic service
  • Private initiative for Rotterdam rail terminal
  • Pilots are sometimes greedy
  • ANL probably sold to CGM
  • TNT Post Group forgoes right to abbreviation 'TPG'; TPG Internet site of Penske

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Monica woes stall Clinton with fast track
  • FastShip makes progress, but who can afford it?
  • Anti-sanctions forces win key vote
  • WTO gets slim vote of confidence from US House
  • Operation Brass Ring no bust, Customs finds
  • Nepal pursues formal request for WTO membership
  • Brazil Santos port operators union to strike again
  • Old Dominion Freight Line signs deal to buy Goggin Truck Line
  • Census issues export paperwork rule shippers feared
  • New York eateries raided for Cuban cigars
  • Northwest machinists join pilots in giving green light to strikes
  • GM strike holds US June factory orders to slim rise
  • Aetna earnings up in second quarter
  • Japan plans a $7 billion deeper tax cut
  • Russia PM sees economy, tax collections improving
  • Insurer CNA to slash 2,400 jobs
  • Caliber, MSAS form alliance so customers can have global reach
  • UPS rival to offer electronic delivery
  • Asian crisis hurts Cathay as airline posts interim loss and slashes dividend
  • Hong Kong firm sees earnings drop
  • Praise gives way to appeal as Guam seeks to broaden FMC rate ruling
  • Shippers see commodity prices hit by Asia flu
  • South Korea seeks ties to North
  • Final details of Australian dock pact put in place
  • Expansion puts drag on cruise line results

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • NYK Report Predicts Overcapacity in Bulk, Tanker Sectors
  • China Shipping Opens New Japan/Thailand Service
  • Hyundai to Link Kobe to Hong Kong in 3 Days
  • NYK to Rename Hong Kong Subsidiary
  • China's First Air Cargo Carrier Formed
  • JAL Set to Start Osaka-Frankfurt Cargo Service

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urgente online pressweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Canarias subvenciona el transporte interinsular de productos locales
  • AlliedSignal instalará las "baterías" de los nuevos airbus de Iberia
  • El Consorci y Miller Freeman organizan el I Symposium de la Logística
  • UPS incrementa la capacidad de carga aérea intercontinental
  • La electrónica del "eurocaza" será española

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Exim Indiaweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Leather industry eyes L. America
  • Reverse call charge service launched
  • CMBT, Safmarine brand names to be retained
  • Chennai Port handles record containers in July
  • Manavalakkurichi identified as ideal site for Rs 5,000-cr hub port in TN
  • ECU-Line Nicaragua service
  • APEDA to promote scientific method to boost exports
  • Panama Canal body to start inspecting ships
  • New offshore box terminal blueprint being readied for Mumbai Port
  • Counter assistance scheme to be expanded soon
  • Proposal to constitute dedicated road development fund
  • Model 4-laning concession pact to be cleared soon

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Smedvig quits Navion deal
    NORWAY'S Smedvig will swallow a second-quarter charge of $90m following a decision to wash its hands of the troubled West Navion II, the deepwater drillship under construction at Spain's Astilleros Espanoles Puerto Real in a joint venture with Statoil spinoff Navion.
  • FEFC set to increase eastbound box rates
    OCEAN carriers are putting the finishing touches to a rate restoration programme for containerised cargo moving from Europe to Asia.
  • Aker Maritime shows net profit up five-fold
    NORWEGIAN offshore services giant Aker Maritime has defied analysts' predictions again by posting better-than-expected interim figures.
  • Geest to fight two writs on sale of interests
    BRITISH foods group Geest has pledged to fight two writs it has received over the sale of its banana interests in January 1996, writes James Brewer.
  • Creditors of Patrick firms accept deal
    CREDITORS of Australian labour hire companies yesterday voted to accept a Deed of Company Settlement, officially returning them to the Patrick group five months after Patrick chairman Chris Corrigan sent them into voluntary liquidation and replaced their union workforces with outsourced non-union workers.
  • Singapore base for Star cruiseship
    STAR Cruises' first newbuilding, the 75,000 gt SuperStar Leo, due to be delivered in Germany on Sunday, will be positioned in Singapore where she will operate two- and three-night cruises from October, writes David Mott.
  • Chile ports sale attracts UK interest
    British port companies and firms with strong UK connections are leading the field in the privatisation of Chile's port system.
  • Close shave for 'Gorilla'

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Fairplayweb site
AUGUST 6, 1998
  • Contship Europe in control again
    CONTSHIP Europe has bought out three minority partners to regain total control of ports subsidiary Contship Italia.
  • Lauritzen reshapes South American operations
    THE Danish reefer operator Lauritzen Reefers, part of the J Lauritzen Holding group, has decided to increase its focus on the South American markets.
  • Patrick to halve workforce
    HALF of Patrick's 1,400 Australian dockworkers can formally be made redundant as part of an agreement described by minister Peter Reith as "the biggest reform since containerisation."
  • Profits soar at Aker Maritime
    AKER Maritime, the offshore group controlled by Aker RGI, has seen its first-half pre-tax profit jump to Nkr 390m ($51m) from Nkr 94m in the same period last year.
  • Frontline buys more shares in ICB
    FRONTLINE, the Bermuda-based tanker company chaired by John Fredriksen, has raised its stake in ICB Shipping, the Swedish tanker company it tried to take over last year.
  • St Lawrence seaway posts loss
    CANADA'S portion of the St. Lawrence Seaway recently posted a $3.8m loss for 1997, compared with the preceding year's profit of $2.9m.
  • Canada enjoys cruise boost
    CANADA'S East-coast cruise business has been given a shot in the arm, with increased business from Premier Cruise Lines and Carnival Cruise Line.
  • Philippines PSC detains a shocker
    MORE than 50 violations have been found by Philippine port state control inspectors who have detained a second ship owned by Manila-based Emerald Shipping.
  • BP weathers oil doldrums
    BRITISH Petroleum (BP) recently announced half-year results 26 per cent down on last year's corresponding period. This was achieved in spite of a 32 per cent drop in oil prices.
  • Star Cruises sets SuperStar Leo itinerary
    MALAYSIAN cruise operator Star Cruises is positioning its latest German newbuilding, the 75,000 gt SuperStar Leo, to Singapore in October to replace the smaller Star Aquarius.
  • Mærsk subsidiary expands refrigerated network
    MÆRSK-owned Norfolk Line yesterday completed the acquisition of UK-based transport operator Dockspeed.
  • Carnival cancels more cruises
    CARNIVAL Cruise Lines of Miami has cancelled several more voyages on the fire-damaged Ecstasy.
  • Offshore container terminal for Mumbai port
    A JAPANESE consultant has recommended the development of an offshore terminal at Mumbai Port.
  • Unioil invests in spite of slump
    FILIPINO Unioil Corp will go ahead with its Pesos 1bn ($24.4m) domestic investment programme, in spite of the region's economic slowdown.
  • OMI buys back shares
    THE board of directors of bulk shipping company OMI Corp yesterday authorised the open market repurchase of 10 per cent of its 43.7m outstanding shares.
  • Volume rise for Viking Line
    VIKING Line, the Åland islands based cruise ferry group, recorded a 15 per cent increase in the passenger volume in the nine months to the end of July.

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Antwerpse Lloyd n.v.web site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Un porte-barges pourrait assurer une navette Escaut/Zeebrugge en 1999
    Si n'en tenait qu'à Pierre Kerckaert, administrateur général du port de Zeebrugge, un porte-barges serait engagé dans un service de navette entre le port côtier et Everingen sur l'Escaut occidental. "Une décision définitive n'est pas encore intervenue. Les avis sont partagés et toutes les options n'ont pas encore été étudiées", déclare Kerckaert.
  • Zeebrugge boucle le premier semestre sur une croissance de 6%
    Au cours du premier semestre de l'année, 16,82 mio. de tonnes de marchandises ont été traitées au port de Zeebrugge. Il s'agit d'une croissance de 978.00 tonnes ou 6,2% par rapport à la même période de 1997. Le secteur des containers a enregistré une croissance de 28,2%. L'important trafic roro a légèrement régressé.
  • Un nouveau Carnet TIR dans six mois?
    Les responsables du Carnet TIR au sein du groupe de travail WP30 de la CEE/ONU se concertent pour revoir les fameux carnets et leur donner une nouvelle mise en pages. Ce n'est toutefois pas avant au moins six mois que le nouveau carnet sera prêt. Entre-temps, le carnet actuel a été légèrement modifié afin de le rendre plus sûr, entre autres par l'utilisation d'un code à barres..
  • Le port d'Anvers dans l'attente de 300 ouvriers portuaires
    Ce n'est pas la première fois que des armateurs, engagés dans les trafics conventionnel/breakbulk et containérisés, nous signalent que le port d'Anvers, le numéro deux européen dans le secteur des diverses, fait preuve d'une certaine faiblesse qui se traduit par un manque crucial d'équipes d'ouvriers portuaires pendant les week-ends et autres jours de congé. Il s'agit d'une situation bien réelle, qui préoccupe d'ailleurs au plus haut point les entreprises de manutention, lesquelles sont en quelque sorte les premières victimes.

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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Peace in our time? Patrick creditors vote yes
    Legal action by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission against the Maritime Union of Australia is now the only unresolved issue from the bitter dispute between Patrick and the union.
    This followed yesterday's signing of the agreement by the creditors of four Patrick labor hire companies.
    The creditors added their signatures to a deed of company arrangement which effectively ended the dispute that crippled Patrick's facilities in April.
    A condition of the arrangement is that the ACCC case is settled.
    At a meeting in Sydney the creditors voted unanimously to support the peace deal, signed on Wednesday by the MUA.
  • Brisbane trade surges
    Strong growth in containerised cargo has underpinned a surge in total trade through the port of Brisbane with figures for the year reaching a record 20,400,490 tonnes.
    Total imports increased by 9.3 per cent to 10,785,270 tonnes, offsetting a slight downturn in exports to 9,615,220 tonnes.
    Total containerised cargo jumped by 16 per cent to 316,549 TEUs, the biggest percentage increase at the port of Brisbane in a decade.
  • Vaile welcomes CASA report
    The Civil Aviation Safety Authority's release of an internal report on its decision to reinstate the Air Operators Certificate of the airline involved in the fatal crash of a seaplane in Sydney last week has been welcomed by Federal Transport Minister, Mark Vaile.
    The preliminary report, by CASA's assistant director of aviation safety compliance Laurie Foley, found that while there was some doubt about aspects of the basis on which CASA's southern regional manager decided to grant a conditional stay on the suspension of Aquatic Air's AOC, there was no immediate need to change CASA's relevant practices and procedures.
  • Staggered introduction for road regs package
    The planned national adoption of the new national log book and truck driving hours package by August this year has been largely put on hold in most states, with the new regulations now set to be implemented in part from next month.
    The national driving hours package, which was approved by he Ministerial Council for Rioad Transport in February is now scheduled to be introduced in Victoria on 1 September and in NSW on 1 November.

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International Transport Journalweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Safe container transport. The safe arrival of containers and their contents represents the objective of a number of international regulations.
  • Rickmers Linie begins conventional service to New Guinea/Australia.
  • The VSA to East Africa is ending.
  • CMA and Norasia plan to cooperate in the Europe-Far East trade.
  • Kien Hung launches Vietnam service.
  • A good start for "Norasia Samantha".
  • CGM is preferred bidder for ANL.
  • Evergreen takes over Lloyd Triestino. The Taiwanese shipping line has agreed to take over the Italian state-owned shipping line, with completion expected in September.
  • The Asian crisis affects Sea-Land's second quarter result.
  • USA/China face major problems in forming a new maritime agreement.
  • New publications: Asia-Pacific Refrigerated Trades; IICL Inspection Directory.
Ports and Terminals
  • Singapore's PSA enters its second port project in India at Pipavav.
  • Long Beach plans to invest more in construction projects.
  • Santos Brasil's Tecon 1 makes a good start in first half 1998.
  • Swissair changes some US schedules, and launches flights to Turkey.
  • BA serves the London-Denver route.
  • UPS boosts its Hong Kong-US link.
  • Fine Air Services Corp has agreed to take over Southern Air Cargo.
  • Kitty Hawk climbing. The US all-cargo carrier and logistics provider aims to apply its successful business technique on a much larger scale.
  • CSI is Aeropostal's agent in Miami.
  • Emery posts a mixed first half.
  • X-Presso appoints GSA in Dubai.
  • South Africa sees a new surcharge.
  • Ocean Group reorganises its logistics activities as MSAS Global Logistics, and MSAS takes over Cassin.
  • Danzas has a new partner, Team Ship.
  • CNF catches up in first half 1998.
  • Norton Lilly has founded a joint venture with Sinotrans in China.
  • Mark VII posts a record first half.
Africa and East Med
  • Cyprus will concentrate box traffic away from Larnaca.
  • Gulf Agency Company starts operations in South Africa.
Middle East
  • The new container terminal at Doha is nearing completion.
  • The Aqaba region is to be converted into a free zone by January 1999.
  • A study has been made on exploiting the potential of the Yangtze River.
  • U-Freight opens its Shanghai hub.
  • China Airlines of Taiwan is emerging as a top airfreight carrier.
  • ICTSI is optimistic for 1998.
  • The top ten Iata agents for 1997 in Singapore and Thailand.
  • Ports Canada posted an all-time record with its results for 1997.
  • Union Pacific is selling its USD 1 billion-a-year trucking business.
  • Libra focuses on reefer facilities with dedicated rail services.
  • Work starts at the port of Balboa.
  • The Chilean flag fleet is declining.
UK and Ireland
  • For the fifth year in a row, the Port of London saw healthy growth.
  • Tibbett & Britten has been awarded a logistics contract in Hungary.

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TradeWindsweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Pushing the limits
  • Italian yard sale
  • Tanker boom
  • Brazilian bargains
  • Tankers in trouble
  • Mother of all spills
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