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Shipping Timesweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
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  • Straitrep's query on Y2K gets IMO support
    Littoral states should request mariners to report status of Y2K readiness
  • Sinchart seeking joint ventures in S'pore
Air and Land Transport
  • Downed Thai Airways jet valued at US$18.7m
    Total insurance payout likely to be higher due to liability claims: London insurers
  • India to speed up state airlines' disinvestment
  • Head of Indian Airlines unit Alliance Air sacked
  • Cathay staff agree to longer working hours
  • Boeing executives escape shake-up
  • Price war brewing on Japan's profitable domestic routes
  • Air France chief sees share sale in March
Features
  • Carriers manage small rate rise
    Despite US$100 per 40-ft container rate increase for wastepaper, general rate rise in the westbound Pacific is out
Columns
  • Time to look at safety of domestic vessels

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Sched Netweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
  • USDA to ban untreated wood
  • RTT signs handling contract
  • Osaka pierage break
  • Hyundai to add new services
  • Devaluated won leads to Hanjin's profit
  • New Ocean Shipping Reform rules from FMC
  • Great expectations for PSA Corp
  • Privatisation in Chile delayed
  • Winnport to start new Asian services
  • TMA, Cargolux sign co-operation agreement
  • Dubai suspends hangar extension plans
  • American announces 1999 plans

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Cargowebweb site
DECEMBER 15, 1998
  • TNT Post acquires Jet Services in France
  • Accord European Union and Switzerland after all
  • Role Taca disputed
  • Cartel body investigation into harbor pool
  • CP completes acquisition of Direct Line
  • Pilots scared of the sea
  • Drunk Polish trucker kills three people

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
Home
  • Bananas, the other side blinks
  • Shippers to STB: open up Texas
  • Officials from 22 carriers discuss TACA's successor
  • Violence, recession and repression in Iran aggravate worsening relations with US
  • Hijackers are on the run in Russia, but watch those customs officials
  • Yellow and CF stocks in heavy trading Tuesday as merger rumors fly
  • European Commission asks trade groups to take more responsibility for ship safety
  • Strike at ANR Advance goes on as company turns down Teamster offer
  • Roadrunner Trucking expands logistics division
  • Shipping industry needs to work on Y2K problem, US officials say
Transportation
  • FedEx contract talks wind down, union officer election gears up
  • STB OKs rate clauses in railroad agreement
  • FedEx boosts Internet service, with eye to attracting more international clients
Maritime
  • Court rules in favor of ILWU
  • Brazil concession fails to satisfy US negotiators
  • Russia poised to reverse southern port privatizations
  • O'Toole will lead the nation's largest maritime officers union
  • Baltic contract gets face-lift to restore its credibility
  • Indonesian firm to buy Filipino shipping unit
  • Singapore restructures port to drop costs, help customers
  • Malaysia considers single port entity

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
  • IADA Carriers Set to Raise Documentation Fee
  • Canadian Pacific Completes ANZDL Deal
  • FedEx Expands Global Capabilities via Internet

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World Wide Shipperweb site
DECEMBER 9, 1998

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urgente online pressweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
  • La directiva sobre contaminación acústica entrará en España por Palma de Mallorca
  • Los tripulantes del buque Don Fernando, en huelga por el impago de salarios
  • La niebla paraliza el aeropuerto vallisoletano de Villanubla
  • Cedes Log'stica Internacional construye una terminal de contenedores en China
  • El ayuntamiento de Rotterdam y Deutsche Bahn "cortejan" a ECT
  • Bruselas permite a British Airways la entrada en el túnel de la Mancha

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Exim Indiaweb site
DECEMBER 7, 1998
  • PM announces dedicated fund for expressways
  • Government fixes base price for prime steel imports
  • South Africa keen on business co-operation
  • Railways overhaul freight policy, set dual rates
  • India asks Bangladesh to help boost non-traditional exports
  • IMF enumerates positive signals in Indian economy
  • Apparel grade wool import duty cut hinted at
  • PSF, PFY import duty may be reduced soon
  • Minister outlines JV plan to upgrade Ahmedabad's SVP Airport
  • Cheer on tea export front
  • Dubai-inspired gold festival on in Delhi
  • Kandla Port Trust - Press Release

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DECEMBER 7, 1998





















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The East Africanweb site
DECEMBER 18-24, 1998

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Cargo Info Africa - Freight & Trading Weeklyweb site
DECEMBER 6, 1998

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Marine Logweb site
DECEMBER 6, 1998

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The Linkweb site
DECEMBER 7, 1998
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Port Development International (PDI)web site
DECEMBER 7, 1998
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Globalweb site
DECEMBER 7, 1998

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Il Sole 24 Ore On Lineweb site
DECEMBER 19, 1998

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Cargonews Asiaweb site
DECEMBER 2, 1998

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Cargonews Chinaweb site
DECEMBER 2, 1998

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Lloyd's Listweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
  • US clears Korea of aid misuse
    Claims that South Korea has been misusing the International Monetary Fund's $58bn rescue package to bail out domestic industries such as shipbuilding have been dismissed by the US government.
  • Anek issue launched in Athens
    General investors will tomorrow get a first chance to buy shares in Crete's Anek Lines when the ferry operator launches its initial public offering on the Athens Stock Exchange.
  • Korea shows faith in shipbuilding
    South Korea's three leading heavy industry companies have now all committed themselves to a future in shipbuilding as part of the restructuring of the nation's conglomerates.
  • Broken Hill set for fall in price of coking coal
    AUSTRALIA'S largest coal exporter, Broken Hill Pty, has confirmed the worst fears of the country's labour unions over the outcome of international price talks.
  • P&I Club may revive fixed premium plan
    Plans by the Liverpool & London protection and indemnity club to leave the International Group of P&I Clubs and offer fixed premium liability coverage to shipowners are likely to be revived next year, a leading insurance broker is predicting.
  • Monarch of the Seas accident probe opens
    AN investigation into the grounding of Royal Caribbean International's 73,941 gt cruiseship Monarch of the Seas was launched last night by the US Coast Guard and St Maarten authorities.
  • Newhaven outer harbour plan on hold
    UNCERTAINTY over the future of ferry services out of Newhaven means the port's '12.5m ($21m) outer harbour development is unlikely to go ahead in the foreseeable future.
  • Hamburg Süd in new trade link
    GERMAN shipping group Hamburg Süd has announced a co-operation agreement for the service between the east coasts of North and South America.

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Fairplayweb site
DECEMBER 6, 1998

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DECEMBER 7, 1998





















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Daily Commercial Newsweb site
DECEMBER 16, 1998
  • CP completes ANZDL buy-out
    CANADIAN Pacific has completed the acquisition of Australia - New Zealand Direct Line (ANZDL) from its two owners, Bolloré Group of France and Brierley Investments of New Zealand.
    It is understood the cost of the entire transaction was in the region of $US110 million.
    The sale includes ANZDL’s container shipping services and brand name in two trades, the United States west coast to-from Australia/New Zealand and trans-Tasman.
    Also included are ANZDL’s organisation, its containers and chartered ships.
    ANZDL is now part of CP Ships, Canadian Pacific’s container shipping business.
    The acquisition will increase CP Ships’ annual revenue and container volume by nearly 15%.
  • CMA-CGM merger gets the green light
    THE merger between CMA and CGM can proceed according to a ruling of the Versailles Court of Appeal.
    Late last week the Court dismissed all claims made by Johnny Saade’s Societe Mistral SAL, ordering it to pay costs.
    The merger process was interrupted in November by an injunction following action by Societe Mistral SAL.
    "Since late 1996, CMA-CGM group management has developed a number of industrial synergies by combining agency networks, co-ordinating logistics, providing for common fleet management and creating a central purchasing agency," the group said in a statement.
  • Record revenue for Brisbane
    A RECORD operating revenue of $75 million for the 1997/98 financial year has been announced by the Port of Brisbane Corporation following the tabling of its annual report.
    This result was on the back of a strong container trade growth and a busy year for dredging operations.
    The Corporation’s chairman, Elizabeth Nosworthy, said that dredging revenue increased by $4 million as a result of greater dredging requirements from northern ports.
    "The continued success of dredging as a major revenue stream over the past year consolidated our decision to build a new $40 million dredger," Ms Nosworthy said.
    Earnings before interest and tax were $27 million after allowing for abnormal items of $9.5 million, with a "bottom line" net profit for the year of $11.9 million.

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Marine Linkweb site
DECEMBER 3, 1998

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International Transport Journalweb site
DECEMBER 7, 1998
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TradeWindsweb site
DECEMBER 27, 1998


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Traffic Worldweb site
DECEMBER 28, 1998

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