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Shipping Timesweb site
AUGUST 17, 1998
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  • Asean shippers to present united front to liner groups
    Federation wants to discuss rate hikes with conferences at its AGM in Oct
  • Indian shippers look for reliability, efficiency when picking hub port
  • MISC starts direct service to Chittagong
  • Conference will assess impact of Asian crisis
Air and Land Transport
  • Airline profits hit by HK airport cargo fiasco
    Flag carrier Cathay the biggest loser during one-month disruption
  • American Airlines orders 15 more Boeing 777s
  • Honda chief not keen on idea of merger
  • Profit of Hainan Airlines up in first half despite price war
  • Smart way to travel on London Tube
  • France to float Aerospatiale
    Utimate prize is a stake in a future European aerospace/defence firm capable of competing with giant us rivals
  • Singapore's Middle East competitor moves to diversify

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Sched Netweb site
AUGUST 17, 1998
  • MSC doubles calls to Jakarta
  • EMA to hold crucial rates meeting in Singapore
  • Thor Dahl to offload SSS

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The Journal of Commerceweb site
AUGUST 17, 1998
  • Forest product rates nose-dive
  • Brazil puts rail link to heartland up for bids
  • Aussies satisfy Russian appetite for big birds
  • Japan says it's on course for port deregulation
  • UPS posts $458 million earnings in second quarter
  • Sri Lanka says Tamil rebels hijacked cargo ship
  • AIG plans to expands business in Bulgaria
  • American Airlines orders 15 more Boeing 777s
  • Canada gives asylum to Filipino crewmen who accused their ship's officers of murder
  • US says Russia must act quickly to restore confidence
  • Airline Virgin Express stock plunges on profits, outlook
  • IBM wins $150M contract extension with trucking financial services giant Comdata
  • Conrail hit by track workers strike
  • Singapore fetes BAX for trade efforts
  • Japanese official: Port deregulation on steady course
  • Bargain prices makes Japan, South Korea shipyards attractive
  • Brazil feels Santos port strike as owners go to court
  • Philippine shipyards profit despite sagging economy
  • Midseason St. Lawrence Seaway traffic looks good
  • India's Haldia port offers priority berthing
  • OOCL's parent posts loss

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Cyber Shipping Guide - Ocean Commerceweb site
AUGUST 17, 1998
  • Cargo Volume on Japan/Philippines Trade Plunges
  • New Service Linking South Korea with North Korea
  • Sea Containers Half-Year Net Earnings Rise 34%
  • Customs Officials on Strike in Brazil
  • FedEx to Launch 'Next Flight' Service
  • Japan's Air Cargo Volume for Fiscal 1997 Rises

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Port Development International (PDI)web site
AUGUST, 1998
  • Tractor combination: RMV/Douglas
  • A question of stamina on the waterfront
  • Colombo boost
  • Hong Kong Govt' agrees CT9 land terms
  • Long Beach plans
  • Cory Towage in Venezuela
  • Marseille moves
  • 10 for port of Kingston
  • Felixstowe announces results
  • SCT forecast
  • Kembla CAPS
  • Terminal security and lashing
  • Seattle scheme
  • Montevideo for Maersk
  • South East Asia crisis analysed
  • Halifax spend
  • PSA in Dalian
  • Oakland back

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Lloyd's Listweb site
AUGUST 17, 1998
  • Helicopter boost for Greek ship safety
    AFTER at least seven years of talks and delays, Greece's coast guard is finally to acquire its first all-weather helicopters under a contract due to be signed today between the ministry of merchant marine and the French manufacturer Eurocopter.
  • Red Cross bids to free crew
    Officials from the International Committee of the Red Cross are optimistic they have managed to secure the release of 17 Indian seafarers held by Tamil Tigers after their ship was bombed by the Sri Lankan air force last week.
  • Rearguard threat to rebirth of Patrick
    LONG after the pickets have gone and the peace deal signed, the rebirth of Patrick Stevedores in the wake of its five month dispute with the Maritime Union of Australia (MUA) still remains tottering on the brink of collapse.
  • Rouble crisis fuels fears of further softening
    INCREASING pressure to devalue the rouble despite recent intervention by the International Monetary Fund committing $23bn to help Russia's economic problems, plus continued financial difficulties in Asia have given rise to fears of a worldwide economic crisis.
  • BP all-weather shuttle ready
    LOCH Rannoch, the 130,000 dwt shuttle tanker designed to transfer Schiehallion crude to Shetland on a year-round basis is to be handed over on August 24 to Maersk for longterm bareboat charter to BP Exploration.
  • Several bidders compete for Chile bulk port
    ROLLS-Royce Materials Handling and the Mersey Docks & Harbour Company are involved in a joint bid to construct and operate a huge bulk port in northern Chile, at a site in Mejillones Bay.
  • Euro 'host state' safety directive facing ro-ro ferry sector
    AS if the legal maze of flag, coastal and port state owners is not enough to keep industry practitioners on their toes as they need to know who regulates what when and how in matters of ship safety, there is a new kid on the block.
  • End of subsidies ban urged
    BRITAIN'S Royal Fleet Auxiliary - the largest employer of civilian seafarers in the UK - is lobbying the government to lift a ban preventing it from access to so-called smart subsidies for maritime training.

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