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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 8, 1998
  • Shippers call for consultation on THC hikes
  • Newbuildings for Cosco to arrive this year
  • Kobe set to become an international hub
  • Singapore shipyards are chartering a new course
  • ACL and NMI combine forces
  • Sea-Land announces two executive appointments
  • AEI/Lemuir expanding Indian services
  • Midunsky as new LH overseer
  • DHL receives information technology award

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Cargowebweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Probably rate increase FEFC in both directions
  • Equal conditions from UK government for AA/BA alliance
  • 28 percent growth in Zeebrugge containers
  • Strategic Alliance MSAS and Caliber Logistics
  • Logistics network center Penske
  • J.D. Edwards IT system for used trucks company
  • Regulations against long driving hours difficult to criticize

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 8, 1998
  • GM hits the road to put cars in Midwest showrooms
  • Commerce reassures exporters that rule change isn't enforcement move
  • Sea-Land pushes to lower rates in US-Latin trade
  • Filling fast: US quotas on Asia clothing closing quickly
  • New chief at Emery
  • Express transport companies eyeing change in Latin America
  • New Japan leader Obuchi in first policy speech outlines tax cuts, pledges reform
  • Lufthansa Cargo unveils its new cargo tracking system
  • Delta adds 11 Atlanta-based flights, presses for airport expansion
  • Railroads schedule Aug. 31 meeting with shippers over rail troubles
  • Brazil Santos port operators union to strike again
  • US unemployment holds steady, retail sales outperform expectations
  • Dissident detained during Clinton China visit expected to be freed today
  • American Airlines cancelled over 400 flights last month amid pilots labor woes
  • Sluggish economy, GM strike put brakes on rail shipments
  • Roger Piazza named Emery chief executive
  • Committee to evaluate future of Philippine Air
  • Transit Group buys Diversified Trucking
  • Bush order will aid Texas hay transport
  • Bergen Brunswig, Cardinal Health call off merger plan, citing FTC
  • Swire earnings suffer from Asian contagion
  • Asian crisis squeezes coal terminal
  • Grand Alliance to begin calls at new Manzanillo terminal
  • Marad grants Sea-Land waiver, over objections
  • Bombay port mulls construction of terminal to halt traffic decline

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • MSC, Norasia to Cease Joint Operation
  • Italian State Lines Exhibit Contrast over Performance
  • Half-Year Box Volume at Yokkaichi Dips
  • Le Havre Asks Government for Expansion Plan

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 9, 1998
  • Drilling go-ahead on Alaskan oil reserve
    IGNORING opposition from conservationists, the Clinton administration has decided after 18 months of study to open for oil exploration and drilling nearly 3.8m acres, or 87%, of the Alaska National Petroleum Reserve's 4.6m-acre northwest quadrant.
  • 'Sea Dream' under tow after blaze
    TWENTY-four crewmen who abandoned a bulk carrier which caught fire earlier this week were yesterday aboard a tug towing the casualty in the Atlantic, writes Nigel Lowry, Athens Correspondent.
  • South Korea turning to coal as LNG alternative
    SOUTH Korea's major coal buyer Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) is predicting that coal imports will actually increase this year and for a number of years beyond as coal-fired power plants supply an increasingly large percentage of the country's energy needs.
  • Strong growth at Schiphol airport
    LEADING Dutch airport, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, fought back against restrictions on night flights and enforced reductions in the numbers of noisier aircraft with strong growth in the first six months of this year, writes Alan Dickey, Netherlands Correspondent.
  • Renewed concern on old bulkers
    A FURTHER spate of casualties involving old bulk carriers has revived concerns about the structural integrity of these vessels.
  • Management shake-up on way at MISC
    WIDE-ranging management changes in Malaysia International Shipping Corporation are expected to be announced next month following its takeover by Petronas, the national petroleum corpo-ration.
  • Oil consumption set for recovery
    WORLD oil consumption is expected to bounce back next year, the International Energy Agency has forecast.
  • Sea Launch Odyssey
    The converted North Sea oil rig Sea Launch Odyssey passes a mosque as it exits the Suez Canal bound for Long Beach, California, where it will be used to launch rockets

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Fairplayweb site
AUGUST 7, 1998
  • Salvors respond to Singapore spill
    SINGAPORE salvage and oil spill response teams were on standby today, following the grounding of a 13,500 dwt tanker at 21.00 hours last night.
  • Gamma-ray machines join Colombian corruption war
    THREE Colombian ports will soon receive $2m x-ray machines to inspect containers without the need to open them, as part of the fight against customs corruption.
  • Chinese floods cause navigation ban
    A NAVIGATION ban is being enforced along China's Changhjiang River, as a result of continued flooding.
  • DnB prepares for further gloom
    DEN norske Bank (DnB), the largest bank in Norway, has prepared itself for further losses in the shipping sector.
  • Penang throughput plummets
    PENANG port has suffered a 16 per cent fall in throughput for the first six months of 1998, according to recently published results.
  • Norwegians abandon drillship order
    TWO Norwegian companies, Smedvig and Navion, have cancelled an order with AESA shipyard in Spain for the West Navion II drillship.
  • Nuclear fallout hits Alang
    ALANG'S ship breaking business has been decimated by the downfall of the rupee, as a result of economic turmoil following India's atomic tests.
  • Autopilot failure causes near miss
    A SYSTEM failure in an autopilot on board an Irish cargo vessel brought it within 200 m of a collision with a large cruise ferry in the Baltic last month.
  • Orders tumble at CSSC
    THE Asian economic crisis has severely hit orders at the China State Shipbuilding Corp.
  • Allegations fly at Subic Bay hearing
    ALLEGATIONS flew thick and fast yesterday over the July 26 'Bloody Sunday assault' on Subic Bay freeport, as the Philippine Appellate Court continued to hear the leadership dispute.
  • China Shipping launches new cruise line
    CHINA Shipping has set up a joint venture called Rinchen International Berry with two Korean shipping companies to run a cruise line from Shanghai to Yichen in South Korea.
  • Crewing firm warns Philippines
    A GERMAN owned crewing firm has warned of a shift away from hiring Filipinos, following an order to pay $83,000 to the family of a seafarer, who died months after leaving his post.
  • US bank inspectors visit Korea
    US BANK inspectors have visited South Korea to assess the progress of banking reform and the impact of recent liquidations and mergers on Korean banks with New York branches.
  • Gujarat to quadruple throughput
    GUJARAT state in India reckons its cargo throughput will quadruple to one-quarter of the national total by 2003 when its five new ports are commissioned.

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